About ASGE

Advancing GI Endoscopy  

ASGE building exterior at night

The global leader of advancement in the field of GI endoscopy since 1941, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy upholds the highest standards for gastrointestinal endoscopic practice and fosters research to encourage continuous innovation. It empowers members with the latest information, state-of-the art education and unparalleled resources to advance professional and patient care goals. With almost 16,000 members worldwide, ASGE provides a diverse, inclusive and engaged community to foster sharing, learning, advocacy and growth in GI endoscopy.   


The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy is the global leader in advancing digestive care through education, advocacy and promotion of excellence and innovation in endoscopy.


• Excellence
• Professionalism                                                                
• Innovation
• Inclusivity

Learn more about the impact ASGE makes in GI endoscopy

ASGE recently launched its new Five Year Strategic Plan to guide the organization forward in advancing GI endoscopy for its members and for patients. Read more about the strategic priorities in 2024.



We stand for diversity, equity and inclusion.

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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

Corporate Partners

ASGE is grateful for the support of its Corporate Partners for their support and contributions in helping to advance GI endoscopy. View list of our dedicated supporters.