About ASGE

ASGE's Timeless Core Ideology  

ASGE building exterior at night


To be the global leader in advancing digestive care through education, advocacy and promotion of excellence and innovation in endoscopy.


• Excellence
• Professionalism                                                                
• Innovation
• Inclusivity

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ASGE Key Facts

  • Founded in 1941
  • Dedicated to advancing patient care and digestive health
  • Promotes excellence and innovation in gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • More than 15,000 members worldwide
  • Provides the highest standards for endoscopic training and practice
  • Foremost resource for endoscopic education
  • Recognizes distinguished contributions to endoscopy
  • Fosters endoscopic research

About ASGE Members

ASGE physicians have highly specialized training in endoscopic procedures of the digestive tract, including upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). ASGE is the only medical society that requires documentation of specific training in GI endoscopic procedures

Celebrating 80 years of Excellence and Innovation in Endoscopy

This year, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy celebrates 80 years as a professional membership organization!