ASGE Honorary Awards: Recognition for Outstanding Contributions

Call for Nominations

Help us celebrate our profession by nominating yourself or another member for an ASGE Award. Please submit this form along with accompanying materials to James Janssen at

Please consider the following ASGE diversity statement when making your nomination:
ASGE values and recognizes the importance of embracing diversity and its impact on strengthening our members’ ability to provide excellent care to all patient populations, regardless of their background. The Society is committed to enhancing diversity by educating and training culturally competent gastroenterologists, as well as providing leadership opportunities to all members regardless of gender, age, religion, racial/ethnic group, sexual orientation, and disability status.

Nominations will be accepted until October 2, 2017. If you have questions, please contact James Janssen at 630.570.5620 or

Awards and Criteria

Rudolf V. Schindler Award

ASGE highest honor is granted periodically to a member whose accomplishments in endoscopic research, teaching, and/or service to ASGE exemplify the standards and traditions of Rudolf V. Schindler, MD, founder of the American Gastroscopic Club, the forerunner of ASGE.

Distinguished Educator Award

With this award, ASGE recognizes the contributions of physician educators and their involvement with trainee education, development, or participation in endoscopy seminars or national postgraduate courses, published scholarly reviews, or published educational materials, including videos.

Distinguished Service Award

This honor is presented to an individual who has made long-term contributions to GI endoscopy in the areas of equipment research and development, and is a strong supporter of the educational and research mission of the Society.

Master Endoscopist Award

This award recognizes clinicians who spend the majority of their time in patient care and are recognized regionally or nationally for their expertise and longitudinal contributions to the practice of GI endoscopy.

Distinguished Endoscopic Research Mentoring Award

This annual award recognizes outstanding career achievement by an ASGE member or fellow in the mentoring of faculty or gastroenterology trainees in clinical or lab-related endoscopic research. This distinguished award recognizes mentors who have devoted substantial time and effort to develop and nurture the next generation of endoscopic investigators.

International Service Award

This distinguished honor is presented to an international member who has served in a significant way to advance the mission of the Society in the international community.

View a list of past honorary recipients

Download  the Honorary Awards flyer and nomination form  


  1. Download and complete the  Honorary Awards flyer and nomination form
  2. Return to ASGE by October 2, 2017

To nominate yourself or another member for an ASGE Award, please include with the nomination form:

  1. Nominee’s Curriculum Vitae or resume
  2. Primary nominating letter describing the nominee’s accomplishments in endoscopy and a summary of relevant activities, ensuring the nominee met awards criteria
  3. Two additional supporting letters from colleagues who can address the longitudinal contributions of the nominee

All nominations must be received by October 2, 2017.
Please submit nomination to James Janssen at:
Mail:     ASGE Awards Committee, Attn: James Janssen
             American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
             3300 Woodcreek Drive
             Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
Fax:      630-963-8607, Attn: James Janssen

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact James Janssen at 630.570.5620 or