Released on Dec 9, 2020

Announcing New VideoGIE Editor-in-chief: Field F. Willingham, MD, MPH, FASGE

ASGE is pleased to announce Field F. Willingham, MD, MPH, FASGE, as the new Editor-in-chief of VideoGIE, ASGE’s premier video journal dedicated to advancing education and excellence in GI endoscopy.    

Effective January 1, 2021, Dr. Willingham takes over from Gottumukkala S. Raju, MD, FASGE, who has been in the role for five years, serving as Co-Editor-in-chief along with Todd Baron Sr., MD, MASGE, for two of those years. Dr. Willingham is a leading expert in interventional and therapeutic endoscopy, with expertise in specialized procedures for patients from around the world, and has been a member of the VideoGIE editorial review board. He is currently Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Director of Endoscopy, Division of Digestive Disease at the Emory University School of Medicine,

“I am excited to welcome Dr. Willingham into this important role at VideoGIE. His innovative and visionary thinking will be valuable at VideoGIE in addressing issues critical to our profession and meeting the needs of our members,” said ASGE President, Klaus, Mergener, MD, PhD, MBA, FASGE.

“Dr. Willingham has been a pioneer in the role of video as a medium for teaching. As a founding member of the Digital Atlas of Video Endoscopy (DAVE) project and a long-standing innovator in therapeutic endoscopy, he is perfectly suited to lead VideoGIE into the future,” said Michael Wallace, MD, MPH, FASGE, Editor-in-chief of GIE, who headed the search committee to fill this role. “Dr. Willingham’s passion for video, endoscopy and his vision for VideoGIE are the key reasons he has been named the next Editor-in-chief.”   

“As incoming Editor-in-chief of VideoGIE, I am excited that I will be able to make meaningful contributions in endoscopy and gastroenterology. I am humbled and honored by the trust. I look forward to submissions with strong teaching and video rigor that will maintain the high standards and focus of VideoGIE while advancing its global impact, said Dr. Willingham. “ASGE saw the future of endoscopic video and embraced it from the start, and now, I am excited to be a part of this movement.”

Meet the new VideoGIE Editor-in-Chief:

Field F. Willingham, MD, MPH, FASGE
Editor-in-Chief, VideoGIE



About Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures allow the gastroenterologist to visually inspect the upper gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach and duodenum) and the lower bowel (colon and rectum) through an endoscope, a thin, flexible device with a lighted end and a powerful lens system. Endoscopy has been a major advance in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. For example, the use of endoscopes allows the detection of ulcers, cancers, polyps and sites of internal bleeding. Through endoscopy, tissue samples (biopsies) may be obtained, areas of blockage can be opened and active bleeding can be stopped. Polyps in the colon can be removed, which has been shown to prevent colon cancer.

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