Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition provides an array of clinical services, educational programs, and active clinical and basic science research activities.

In addition to the faculty who are part of the Division at the University campus, there are also University faculty who participate in GI research and training activities at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Hennepin Healthcare, Regions Hospital, and Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

The Division thrives to maintain highest ambitions for excellence in all three of its major missions: patient services, teaching, and research.


The Division’s Hepatology Section plays a leading and integral role in liver transplantation, hosting one of the longest-standing liver transplant programs in the United States.  It also provides consultation and management of all types of liver disease and liver cancer. The section has active research programs for the treatment of primary biliary cholangitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, alcoholic liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, refractory ascites, and patient-reported outcomes in cirrhosis.

Advanced Endoscopy

The Division’s Advanced Endoscopy Section is nationally recognized for its contributions to the development and practice of ERCP,  EUS, and management of complex pancreas/biliary disorders. The Advanced Endoscopy faculty continue to make contributions to the understanding of the role of pancreaticobiliary endoscopy in the management of a number of clinical conditions, including malignant hilar biliary obstruction, complications of ERCP, endoscopic therapy of pancreatic diseases, and pancreatic disease including necrotizing pancreatitis, novel third space endoscopy, and endoscopic management of obesity and submucosal dissection.

Luminal GI

The Division’s Luminal GI Section hosts expanding clinical and research programs in inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal disorders, complex polypectomy, use of artificial intelligence in endoscopy, and functional GI diseases. Its faculty research is recognized world-wide for its contributions to the development of microbiota-based therapeutics for treatment of Clostridioides difficile infections and it includes a growing portfolio of clinical trials for other indications.

Fellowship Programs

Contact Us

Administrative Office
Email: GIDivision@umn.edu
Phone: 612-625-8999

Phone: 612-273-8383

Mailing Address
420 Delaware St SE
MMC 36
Mnpls, MN 55455