Distinguished Educator Award
Shelby A. Sullivan, MD, FASGE
University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado
It is truly an honor to be awarded the ASGE Distinguished Educator Award. I have had the good fortune of learning from exceptional teachers starting in fellowship and throughout my career including Dr. Steven Edmundowicz, Dr. Ray Clouse, Dr. David Alpers, and Dr. Samuel Klein at Washington University. My passion has always been in treating obesity and advancing new endoscopic bariatric therapies. However, if you want endoscopists to adopt the new therapies you are excited about, you have to teach them how to use the therapies. As a result, I am just as passionate about teaching endoscopists how to treat obesity as I am with treating patients and studying new endoscopic bariatric techniques.