Carol Semrad's interest is in Small Bowel Disease and Nutrition. Carol received her Gastroenterology and post-doctoral training in Intestinal Ion Transport at Columbia University in the City of New York. She was trained in Nutrition and Enteral Access at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. For the past 30 years, she has cared for patients and contributed to scholarship and education in the field of small bowel disease and endoscopy. In 2003, Carol joined the University of Chicago to develop a Program in Small Bowel Disease and Nutrition, the only such program in the country, and set-up the new technology of small bowel capsule endoscopy. A year later, she was one of the first in the United States to perform Double Balloon Enteroscopy which revolutionized the diagnosis and therapy of small bowel bleeding, ulcerating disease, and polyps/tumors. Over the years she has trained fellows in small bowel endoscopy as well as faculty and fellows at the ASGE learning center and live endoscopy courses. Carol has served as Chairperson of the ASGE Special Interest Group in Small Bowel Endoscopy and was an invited speaker and moderator in Small Bowel Endoscopy Sessions at the ASGE and other National and International Symposiums.
I am honored to receive the ASGE Master Endoscopist Award in the good company of those before me and through the support of colleagues and the Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the University of Chicago Medicine. The award is particularly meaningful to me as it is based on my work in small bowel endoscopy that has advanced care of my patients, trained faculty and fellows for the future, and led to exchange of ideas with small bowel endoscopists around the world.