Washington, DC (May 18, 2015) -- The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) is pleased to recognize the 2015 Research and Recognition Award winners, who were honored this past weekend at Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2015 in Washington, DC.
"AGA is thrilled to announce the 2015 honorees, who are some of the most talented, hard-working and deserving members of our professional community," said John I. Allen, MD, MBA, AGAF, president of the AGA Institute. "We are humbled to be in the company of such innovative GIs, and AGA extends our deepest appreciation to the award recipients for their hard work and commitment to advancing the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology."
Distinguished Educator Awards
The Distinguished Educator Awards acknowledge exemplary educators in the field of gastroenterology. AGA is proud to be awarding this honor to two deserving individuals.
AGA recognizes Patrick S. Kamath, MD, an esteemed educator and gastroenterologist from Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, with its first Distinguished Educator Award.Since 1991, Dr. Kamath has mentored more than 100 fellows who have benefited from his intelligent and thoughtful approach to teaching. His educational prowess has been recognized abroad, as Dr. Kamath has been invited to lecture in countries such as Italy, Spain, Austria, United Kingdom and Brazil and several countries in Asia; and at prestigious universities, including Brown University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Indiana University, Stanford University and Columbia University.
About the AGA Institute
The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, the AGA has grown to include 17,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology. The AGA Institute administers the practice, research and educational programs of the organization. www.gastro.org.