Francis M. Giardiello, MD, AGAF

Secretary/Treasurer, American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

Francis M. Giardiello, MD, AGAF, grew up in Boston, MA, and attended Boston College and Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. Dr. Giardiello received his internal medicine training at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and fellowship training in gastroenterology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, as well as his MBA. For nine years, he was the director of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Presently, Dr. Giardiello is the Johns G. Rangos senior professor of medicine and director of the Johns Hopkins Colorectal Cancer Registry and Risk Assessment Clinic.

Dr. Giardiello’s research has focused on the study of cancer and cancer chemoprevention in the gastrointestinal tract. This has included the investigation of the genetic basis of familial colorectal cancer and the use of genetic testing in the hereditary forms of colorectal cancer.

Dr. Giardiello has been an active member on AGA committees since 1993. He currently sits on the AGA Institute Governing Board as the secretary/treasurer.