AGA Center for GI Innovation & Technology

The AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology supports innovation and the development of new technology in gastroenterology, hepatology, nutrition and obesity by guiding medical device and therapeutics innovators through the technology development and adoption process. 

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Video InSights

Hear first-hand how the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology is working to advance the science and practice of gastroenterology and the care of patients with disorders of the digestive tract.

Michael L. Kochman, MD, AGAF

5 Trends to Watch in GI Innovation

V. Raman Muthusamy, MD

A Passion for Innovation Fuels New AGA Center Chair

AGA Tech Summit Shark Tank

Gastroenterology's Own Shark Tank


Project Request

Interested in our services? Let us know what your company is working on to see if we can be of assistance.

Project Request Form

For more information on the center’s activities, contact Jennifer Conte, vice president of Research and Innovation.

aga Tech Summit highlights

2017 AGA Tech Summit Report

The AGA Tech Summit focuses on advancing innovation in GI by gathering the key stakeholders to work through challenges in the development and adoption of new technologies in GI. 



The center offers a wide range of services that support the development and adoption of new technologies. We make use of an extensive physician and research network with a broad spectrum of expertise.

Objective Reimbursement Assessment and Recommendations

Assessment of Peer Reviewed Literature

Clinical STUDY Design and Development

Identification of ExpertS


The center conducted a 2-day workshop to discuss endoscopic image enhancement technologies, which resulted in the following whitepapers: 

Management of Diminutive Colon Polyps Based on Endoluminal Imaging

Advanced Imaging in Barrett’s Esophagus


A roundup of helpful information for physician innovators and AGA members interested in learning more about GI innovation and technology. 

Executive Committee

The executive committee serves as the governing body that oversees all operations of the center; including the successful implementation, monitoring and ongoing management of resources and activities related to the center. Three subcommittees report to the executive committee and support the work of the center:

  1. Registry Oversight Subcommittee
  2. Events and Communication Subcommittee
  3. Project Review and Oversight Subcommittee

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Michael L. Kochman, MD, chair

Wilmott Family Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Janak N. Shah, MD

Section Head of Advanced Endoscopy
Ochsner Health System


Ashish Atreja, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology
Mount Sinai Hospital

Laurel R. Fisher, MD, AGAF

Professor of Clinical Medicine,
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine



Dawn L. Francis, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic, Florida


AGA Staff Contact: Jennifer Conte, CGCS

Friends of the Center

Friends of the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology is a distinction given to those companies that make a significant multi-year financial commitment to support the center’s global efforts of fostering innovation and technology in digestive and metabolic diseases.
AGA thankfully acknowledges: