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Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Digestive Disease Center

The vision of the Medical College of Wisconsin's Digestive Disease Center is to achieve international scientific and lay recognition for leading edge digestive disease research, treatment and educational programs emphasizing novel state-of-the art therapies.

The Center’s goal is to eradicate digestive diseases and their economic impact through research. The unique collaboration of 91 Center physicians, scientists and staff from 14 departments provides a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, research and education in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of digestive diseases.

Collaboration between researchers in the laboratory and physicians in the hospitals and clinics has enhanced the Center’s core programs in:

  • Dysphagia (swallowing disorders)
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease and colitis)
  • Pancreaticobiliary diseases (conditions affecting the pancreas and bile ducts)
  • Hepatology (conditions affecting the liver) and liver transplantation
  • Functional bowel disorders
  • Gastrointestinal cancer surveillance and treatment

Many advances – from groundbreaking diagnostic techniques to drug trials and surgical treatments – have been possible because of the dedication and commitment to excellence by the faculty who are at the heart of the Center.

Now Available | 2019 Digestive Disease Center Application

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Digestive Disease Center (DDC) is accepting grant applications for fiscal year 2019.

Download the 2019 Digestive Disease Application (DOCX)

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Digestive Disease Center Board

Chair

Mary Campbell Brown

Founding Chair

† Robert H. Friebert

Members

  • Ruth Brash
  • David Dauchy
  • Scott Drees
  • Karin Gale
  • Mike Groth
  • Linda Grunau
  • Doris Heiser
  • Madeline Henry
  • Neil Keller
  • Jan Lennon
  • Tami O'Brien
  • David Raysich
  • Paul Siepmann
  • Karen A. Trimble
  • Bryan Waltersdorf
  • Carol Wuesthoff
  • Erika Zaiser

Emeritus Members

  • Morry L. Birnbaum
  • Barbara K. Boxer
  • Douglas S. Levy
  • Barbara B. Zaiser

Directors

  • Reza Shaker, MD
  • Manu Sood, MBBS

† deceased