Released on May 24, 2022

New Slate of Officers and Councilors of the Governing Board for ASGE

With the conclusion of DDW 2022, the first in-person DDW in three years, ASGE is pleased to welcome Bret T. Petersen, MD, MASGE as ASGE’s President, with Jennifer A. Christie, MD, FASGE as President-elect. 

Prateek Sharma, MD, FASGE continues his role as Treasurer, while Amitabh Chak, MD, MASGE, remains as Secretary. 

ASGE also welcomes new members to the Governing Board, Lukejohn Day, MD, FASGE and Shelby A. Sullivan, MD, FASGE, who serve as Councilors.

Other members of the Governing Board include Past Presidents, Douglas K. Rex, MD, MASGE and Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, MBA, MASGE, Treasurer-elect Jonathan Cohen, MD, FASGE, and Councilors Anne Marie Lennon, MD, PhD, FASGE, Walter G. Park, MD, FASGE, Christopher C. Thompson, MD, MHES, MSc, FASGE and Joseph J. Vicari, MD, MBA, MASGE. Rounding off the list of Governing Board members are Chair of the ASGE Foundation, John L. Petrini, MD, MASGE and ASGE Chief Executive Officer, Donald J. Palmisano Jr., JD, CAE.

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 almost 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.


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