GI & Hepatology News is the official newspaper of the AGA Institute.

News you need—Nearly 17,000 gastroenterologists and hepatologists rely on GI & Hepatology News every month to cover the world of medicine with breaking news, on-site medical meeting coverage, and expert perspectives both in print and online. The official newspaper of the AGA Institute was launched in partnership with Frontline Medical Communications in January 2007. Our independent reporting focuses on impacting the way gastroenterologists practice medicine, and news from the AGA Institute keeps active members up-to-date on educational opportunities and policy initiatives.

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Kathy Scarbeck, MA; Director, News

Senior Editors
Jeff Evans
Catherine Hackett
Mark S. Lesney
Katie Lennon
Elizabeth Mechcatie
Lora McGlade
Richard Pizzi
Glenn Williams

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Gwendolyn B. Hall
Jane Locastro
Emily Welch

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Mitchel L. Zoler (Philadelphia)

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Frontline Medical Communications (Frontline) Clinical and Medical News divisions form the industry’s largest medical communications company. Frontline serves more than 1.2 million physicians and other health care professionals with diverse print and interactive multimedia products and platforms, and live events. More than 30 enduring specialty journal brands offer a powerful synergy, including indexed, clinical, practical, and daily news-oriented content in Allergy, Cardiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology/Diabetology, Family Medicine, Federal clinical medicine, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Obstetrics/ Gynecology, Oncology/Hematology, Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Medicine, Pediatrics, Primary care, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, and Thoracic Surgery.

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Last updated January 27, 2023.