AGA Fellows Program

AGA honors superior professional achievement in clinical private or academic practice and in basic or clinical research with fellowship in the organization (AGAF). Fellowships are awarded to members whose accomplishments and contributions demonstrate personal commitment to the field of gastroenterology.

Fellowship is by electronic application only and applicants can choose to apply for fellowship in either clinical practice or in basic/clinical research. The 2018 cohort application period is now closed. The 2019 cohort application period will open in April 2018. To learn more, please review the criteria for becoming an AGA Fellow.

Benefits of AGA Fellowship

Earning AGAF is the hallmark of a committed association professional. It helps open doors, creates connections, and offers widespread value and recognition for certificants. 

As an AGA Fellow, you will have the distinction of adding the designation “AGAF” in your professional activities. AGA will recognize your fellowship with a recognition pin and certificate upon acceptance. You can also use a press release template to inform the local media of your achievement and a badge to post on your website (both freely available, upon request). During Digestive Disease Week®, you will be recognized with a ribbon denoting your fellowship status, and your name printed in the AGA Recognition and Research Awards booklet. Additionally, you will receive a digital ribbon within the AGA Community showcasing your AGA Fellowship status, and you will be listed as a fellow on the AGA website.

Review the full list of current AGA Fellows.


The application fee of $150 must accompany each application. The fee is intended to cover the cost of reviewing and is non-refundable.

How to Apply

The 2018 cohort application period is now closed. Candidates will be notified by the end of Jan. 2018.

The 2019 cohort application period will open in April 2018. 


For questions about qualifications and procedures, contact AGA Member Relations at 301-941-2651 or email