AGA Academy of Educators
The mission of the AGA Academy of Educators is to be the home for educators within AGA. The academy will be the pre-eminent forum to support and enhance teaching skills, mentorship, academic promotion, innovation, funding, career development, assessment skills, leadership, communication and scholarship. The academy will advocate for the education mission both as an academic priority and as a career pathway and will recognize excellence in education.
- Recognize and foster educational excellence, innovation, and scholarship throughout the career continuum.
- Provide resources for teaching, training educators, and leadership development.
- Develop strategies to obtain funding to support careers in education, including institutional and external support.
- Create a framework for documentation of educational excellence in support of promotion in an academic educator pathway.
- Advocate for the education mission both as an academic priority and as a career pathway.
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Apply by Aug. 31 for one of four $1,000 grants.
Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd, AGAF
Director of the AGA Academy of Educators; AGA Education & Training Councillor; Professor of Medicine; Senior Associate Dean for Education University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Ryan D. Madanick, MD
Co-Director, Academy of Educators Advisory Board, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Jane E. Onken, MD, MHS, AGAF
Chair of the AGA Institute Education & Training Committee; Associate Professor of Medicine; Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
Division of Gastroenterology
Duke University Medical Center
Helen M. Shields, MD, AGAF
Chair Emeritus of the AGA Academy of Educators; Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Darren M. Brenner, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Thomas W. Faust, MD, MBE
Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Director of Hepatology and Medical Director of Liver Transplantation, Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin
Lawrence S. Friedman, MD, AGAF
Chair, Department of Medicine, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Eric M. Goldberg, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center
Daniel A. Leffler, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Kimberly M. Persley, MD
Clinical Practitioner Representative to the AGA Academy of Educators; Texas Digestive Disease Consultants
Sheryl A. Pfeil, MD, AGAF
Associate Professor, The Ohio State University
View the full list of charter members.
AGA staff contact: Lori Marks, PhD