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

AGA Technology Center: Go-To Resource for GI Innovation

Timothy C. Wang, MD, AGAF

Innovation and Research Will Be One of AGA's Most Important Agenda Items this Year

Tom Shehab, MD

AGA Center Facilitates Connections that Otherwise Wouldn't Happen


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.

News from the Tech Summit

2016 AGA Tech Summit

The AGA Tech Summit focuses on the issues surrounding the development and adoption of new technologies in the GI market. Visit GI & Hepatology News for news and videos from the meeting.

Meeting News


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 Trial Design and Development

Identification of ExperTS


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

Top Issue

The AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology is committed to establishing a path forward to remove the risk of device-transmitted infections and ensure safe patient care.

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

Pankaj Jay Pasricha, MD, past chair

Director, Division of Digestive Diseases
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Joel V. Brill, MD, AGAF

Chief Medical Officer
Predictive Health, LLC


Ashish Atreja, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology
Mount Sinai Hospital

Larry D. Scott, MD

UT Physicians Ertan Digestive Disease Center



Dawn L. Francis, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic, Florida


James Scheiman, MD

Professor, Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Health System

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: