ASGE Governing Board


  • k_mergener President

    Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, MBA, FASGE

    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA
  • President-elect

    Douglas K. Rex, MD, MASGE

    Indiana University Medical Center
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Secretary

    Bret T. Petersen, MD, MASGE

    Mayo Clinic
    Rochester, MN
  • Prateek Sharma headshot Treasurer

    Prateek Sharma, MD, FASGE

    University of Kansas
    Kansas City, MO
  • Secretary-elect

    Amitabh Chak, MD, FASGE

    University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
    Cleveland, OH
  • Steven Edmundowicz, M.D. Past President

    Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, MASGE

    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Aurora, CO
  • Vargo_headshot_2019 Past-President

    John J. Vargo II, MD, MPH, MASGE

    Cleveland Clinic
    Cleveland, OH
  • Councilor

    Todd H. Baron Sr., MD, MASGE

    University of North Carolina
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • Councilor

    Jennifer A. Christie, MD, FASGE

    Emory School of Medicine
    Atlanta, GA
  • CohenJ Councilor

    Jonathan Cohen, MD, FASGE

    New York University School of Medicine
    New York, NY
  • Ashley Faulx head shot Councilor

    Ashley L. Faulx, MD, FASGE

    University Hospitals Medical Group
    Cleveland, OH
  • Councilor

    Anne Marie Lennon, MD, PhD, FASGE

    Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Baltimore, MD
  • Headshot of Dr. Park Councilor

    Walter G. Park, MD, FASGE

    Stanford University
    Stanford, CA
  • Chair of the ASGE Foundation

    John L. Petrini, MD, MASGE


    Santa Barbara, CA
  • Chief Executive Officer

    Donald J. Palmisano, Jr., JD, CAE


    Downers Grove, IL
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