2015-09-22 17:24:09 UTC

Future Leaders Share their Visions for AGA

Sept. 23, 2015

Over the past several months, future leaders worked in teams of two along with their mentors to develop proposals that support AGA’s strategic goals.

During the AGA Leadership Cabinet Meeting in Washington, DC, on Sept. 18, members of the inaugural class of the AGA Future Leaders Program presented on how they envision advancing AGA’s Strategic Plan. This was part of a larger Future Leaders Program that coincided with the AGA Joint Committee Meetings, which included leadership training and advocacy activities on Capitol Hill.

Over the past several months, future leaders worked in teams of two along with their mentors to develop proposals that support AGA’s strategic goals related to practice and quality, research and innovation, education and training, advocacy, publications or member engagement. Each team then presented their proposals at the Leadership Cabinet Meeting to the AGA Governing Board, committee chairs and chairs-elect, who were encouraged to ask questions and evaluate and rate the presentations in real time.

The three highest-rated presentations and presenters (pictured with AGA Governing Board members Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd, AGAF, Byron L. Cryer, MD, Sheila E. Crowe, MD, AGAF, and Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF) include:

  • "Maintaining and enhancing the physician scientist researcher in gastroenterology," presented by Neelandu Dey, MD, and Kara Gross Margolis, MD, with their mentor Xavier Llor, MD
  • "Trends in the delivery of medical education," presented by Silvio de Melo Jr., MD, and Brijen J. Shaw, MD, with their mentor Gary W. Falk, MD, MS, AGAF
  • "Fostering global gastrointestinal health," presented by Gilaad G. Kaplan, MD, and Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, with mentor Darrell Pardi, MD, MS

Read more about the AGA Future Leaders Program in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. AGA congratulates all of the future leaders and their mentors for proposing many new and innovative programs that will help advance the science and practice of gastroenterology.

Future Leaders

  • Rotonya M. Carr, MD
  • Silvio de Melo, Jr., MD
  • Neelendu Dey, MD
  • Nelson Garcia, Jr., MD
  • Kara Gross Margolis, MD
  • Avlin B. Imaeda, MD, PhD
  • Gilaad G. Kaplan, MD
  • Sonia S. Kupfer, MD
  • Benjamin Lebwohl, MD
  • David J. Levinthal, MD, PhD
  • Walter G. Park, MD, MS
  • Andrew D. Rhim, MD
  • Jatin Roper, MD
  • Brijen J. Shah, MD
  • Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH
  • Savita Srivastava, MD
  • Tram T. Tran, MD, FACG
  • Elizabeth C. Verna, MD, MS

Mentors

  •  J. Sumner Bell, III, MD, AGAF
  • John M. Carethers, MD, AGAF
  • Mark Donowitz, MD, AGAF
  • Gary W. Falk, MD, MS, AGAF
  • Michael L. Kochman, MD, FACP, AGAF
  • Xavier Llor, MD
  •  Vincent W. Yang, MD, PhD
  •  Ellen M. Zimmermann, MD, AGAF
  • Darrell Pardi, MD, MS