ASGE Governing Board


  • Vargo_headshot_2019 President

    John J. Vargo II, MD, MPH, FASGE

    Cleveland Clinic
    Cleveland, OH
  • k_mergener President-elect

    Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, MBA, FASGE

    Washington Gastroenterology
    Tacoma, WA
  • Treasurer

    Douglas K. Rex, MD, FASGE

    Indiana University Medical Center
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Secretary

    Bret T. Petersen, MD, FASGE

    Mayo Clinic
    Rochester, MN
  • Prateek Sharma headshot Treasurer-elect

    Prateek Sharma, MD, FASGE

    University of Kansas
    Kansas City, MO
  • Steven Edmundowicz, M.D. Past President

    Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, FASGE

    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Aurora, CO
  • Karen L. Woods, MD, FASGE Past President

    Karen L. Woods, MD, FASGE

    Houston Methodist Gastroenterology Associates
    Houston, TX
  • Councilor

    Todd H. Baron Sr., MD, FASGE

    University of North Carolina
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • Jennifer Christie, MD, FASGE Councilor

    Jennifer A. Christie, MD, FASGE

    Emory School of Medicine
    Atlanta, GA
  • Councilor

    Jonathan Cohen, MD, FASGE

    New York University School of Medicine
    New York, NY
  • dominitz Councilor

    Jason A. Dominitz, MD, MHS, FASGE

    VA Puget Sound
    Seattle, WA
  • Ashley Faulx head shot Councilor

    Ashley L. Faulx, MD, FASGE

    University Hospitals Medical Group
    Cleveland, OH
  • Councilor

    Vanessa M. Shami, MD, FASGE

    University of Virginia Health Systems
    Charlottesville, VA
  • Chair of the ASGE Foundation

    John L. Petrini, MD, FASGE


    Santa Barbara, CA
  • BConnell 2017 headshot Chief Executive Officer

    Barbara Connell, CAE, CMP


    Downers Grove, IL