Nalini Guda, MD, FASGE

Distinguished Educator Award

Crystal Awards Honoree

Dr. Nalini Guda is currently a partner as well as the President of GI Associates, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, one of the largest Gastroenterology practices in Wisconsin.  He is a Clinical Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and an International Professor of Medicine at Gleneagles Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India.  He currently serves as the Program Director for the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Program, GI Associates, Milwaukee and is also the Associate Program Director for the Gastroenterology fellowship program, Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee.  

Dr. Nalini Guda’s research include endoscopic outcomes in pancreatic disease.   He has over 50 publications and book chapters and enjoys working with fellows and residents on various research projects. He has mentored over 20 advanced endoscopy fellows and countless residents and gastroenterology fellows. He has been an invited faculty at a number of national and international meetings where he has served as key faculty for live endoscopy demonstrations. He has organized several consortia meetings regionally, nationally, and internationally, which include annual Midwest endoscopy group meetings, international consensus conference on recurrent acute pancreatitis. He serves as abstract reviewer, moderator, and speaker for several national and international gastroenterology meetings. 

He is currently a member of the Health and Public Policy committee of the ASGE.  He was chosen by the ASGE to serve as ASGE Ambassador to Romania in 2017.  He has participated in several programs at the ASGE ITT center.  He has been a member of several ASGE committees including the publications committee, quality assurance in endoscopy committee and the annual scientific program committee. 

He is very appreciative of the friendship, mentoring and educational opportunities fostered by ASGE and hopes to continue his pursuit in excellence in endoscopy and endoscopic education.  

I am honored to receive this year’s Distinguished Educator Award from the ASGE. In my own career, I have been fortunate to be taught and mentored by great many individuals including Drs. Nimish Vakil, Martin Freeman, Joseph Geenen, and Nageshwar Reddy. The impact they had on me and my skill in endoscopy has been enormous and not a day goes by when I do not think of what each of these individuals have taught me.  With this privilege comes a great responsibility of imparting what I know to others and most importantly to the next generation. Over the years, I have been able to work with and teach a number of advanced endoscopy fellows in my day-to-day practice. I have taken this experience of teaching endoscopic techniques to national and international audiences and learners. I consider it a privilege to be chosen and given an opportunity to participate and teach in many of these educational activities and each of these experiences have contributed to improvement in my teaching ability. I am thankful for this recognition by my peers and will cherish this award.