Released on Dec 9, 2020

Take A 10 Minute Survey to Advance Our Understanding of GI Workforce Diversity

Five GI societies are working together through the Intersociety Group on Diversity (IGD) to gather essential demographic data and insights on our workforce. Our goal is to better understand and then address issues of racial, ethnic, and gender diversity.
Your participation of just 10 minutes will help advance our understanding of workforce diversity and healthcare inequities across our field and on behalf of our patients. 
We recognize that you receive many invitations for surveys and appreciate your time and input. Your response will ensure a robust and representative data set and help set the direction for efforts by all the GI societies.

Take the survey

(Closes December 22)

This research was developed by Folasade P. May, MD, PhD, MPhil; Harman Rahal, MD; James H. Tabibian, MD, PhD; and Liu Yang, PhD. The IGD, co-chaired by Darrell M. Gray, II, MD, MPH, and Rachel Issaka, MD, MAS, provided input.
The Intersociety Group on Diversity (IGD) is a coalition instituted by the AASLD, ACG, AGA, ASGE and NASPGHAN. The IGD aims to address important issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion collaboratively; increase diversity in gastroenterology among our societies’ members, our pipeline of trainees, and leadership; and eradicate health disparities in the patients and populations our members serve.


Thank you for your time. Please contact your member organization with any questions:


American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
(703) 299-9766

American Gastroenterological Association
(301) 654-2055

American College of Gastroenterology
(301) 263-9000

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
(630) 573-0600

North American Society For Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
(215) 641-9800

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.

About the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Since its founding in 1941, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has been dedicated to advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence and innovation in gastrointestinal endoscopy. ASGE, with more than 15,000 members worldwide, promotes the highest standards for endoscopic training and practice, fosters endoscopic research, recognizes distinguished contributions to endoscopy, and is the foremost resource for endoscopic education. Visit and for more information and to find a qualified doctor in your area.


American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
3300 Woodcreek Drive Downers Grove, IL 60515
P (630) 573-0600
F (630) 963-8332

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