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.

Vision for the Center

Hear from center co-chairs Drs. V. Raman Muthusamy and Sri Komanduri.

Organ-Sparing Resection Techniques

Dr. Amrita Sethi discusses this important innovation.

2018 Shark Tank Winner

Congrats to Chang-Hee Kim and his co-collaborator Wendy Henderson.


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

AGA Tech Summit

March 21-23, 2018

The 2018 AGA Tech Summit was a success. Read the meeting coverage in GI & Hepatology News for a comprehensive update on new technology and innovation in GI.

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 STUDY Design and Development

Identification of ExpertS

White paper

The center conducts expert workshops to foster detailed discussions on specific technologies, which result in white papers for AGA members. Review the center's most recent white paper.

AGA White Paper: Optimizing Endoscopic Ultrasound–Guided Tissue Acquisition and Future Directions


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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V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE, Chair
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Director of Endoscopy,
University of California,
Los Angeles, CA

Sri Komanduri, MD, AGAF, Vice-Chair
Associate Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Hepatology) and Surgery (Gastrointestinal) 
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Michael L. Kochman, MD, (Immediate Past Chair)
Wilmott Family Professor of Medicine,
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs,
University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA 

Rajeev Jain, MD, AGAF, Governing Board Liaison

Texas Digestive Disease Consultants,
Dallas, TX

Laurel R. Fisher, MD, AGAF
Professor of Clinical Medicine,
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine,
Philadelphia, PA

Ashish Atreja, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology
Mount Sinai Hospital,
New York, NY

Janak N. Shah, MD

Section Head of Advanced Endoscopy, Dept. of Gastroenterology,
Ochsner Health System,
New Orleans, LA


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: