Douglas G. Adler, MD, FASGE

Distinguished Service Award

Crystal Awards Honoree

Douglas G. Adler received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York, NY. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. Dr. Adler completed both a general gastrointestinal fellowship and a therapeutic endoscopy/ERCP fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He then returned to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for a fellowship in endoscopic ultrasound.

Dr. Adler is currently a tenured Professor of Medicine at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine in Salt Lake City, UT. Dr. Adler is also the GI Fellowship Program Director at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine. Working primarily at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine’s Huntsman Cancer Institute, Dr. Adler focuses his clinical, educational, and research efforts on the diagnosis and management of patients with gastrointestinal cancers and complex gastrointestinal disease, with an emphasis on therapeutic endoscopy. Dr. Adler is an internationally recognized expert on all facets of ERCP, EUS, and gastrointestinal stenting. He is the author of more than 450 scientific publications, articles, and book chapters and he has published 8 gastroenterology textbooks, including the first textbook on Interventional Endoscopic Ultrasound. Dr. Adler has also published more than 30 articles on aviation, aerospace, and astronomy.

Even as a first-year fellow, I could see what an incredibly critical service the ASGE provided to its members and I knew I wanted to be a part of the ASGE’s mission. I was fortunate to be first nominated to a committee by Past ASGE president Dr. CJ Gostout and from there I was honored to serve on several committees including Standards of Practice, Technology, and Quality, among others The friendships I made on these committees were deeply meaningful and persist to this day. My time spent speaking at and running ASGE courses has been some of the most rewarding of my entire life and running the ASGE Postgraduate Course in 2016 with my co-Directors Drs. Jason Klapman and Ferga Gleeson will always be a career highlight for me. Perhaps most importantly, my work on behalf of GIE has been a source of deep and lasting fulfillment. I look forward to working with the ASGE in many ways for years to come.