Distinguished Clinician Awards
The Distinguished Clinician Award acknowledges exemplary leadership in the practice of gastroenterology. The AGA is proud to be awarding this honor to two deserving individuals.
John I. Allen, MD, MBA, AGAF, of Minnesota Gastroenterology, is a true believer in evidence-based medicine. Thanks to his leadership, the AGA has proactively developed a roadmap to educate our clinicians on the steps they can take to address the changes in healthcare. There are few people in the U.S. who better understand insurance coverage and quality issues in gastroenterology.
Timothy T. Nostrant, MD, AGAF, of the University of Michigan, is known as an outstanding diagnostician, skillful endoscopist and compassionate teacher who demonstrates innovation and leadership in teaching and is considered the "go-to" consultant by his peers. His clinical expertise and contagious enthusiasm have made him an invaluable educator for medical students, residents, GI fellows and faculty colleagues.
The awardees, announced during Digestive Disease Week (DDW), are nominated by their peers and undergo a rigorous review process. Nominations can be made by the AGA Institute Governing Board, council section chairs, committee chairs, task force chairs and membership-at-large; deans of U.S. medical schools and academic-based chiefs of medicine; chiefs of surgery and pediatrics; GI division chiefs and training directors of major academic institutions; and trainee members of the AGA. Applications are reviewed by the AGA Research Policy Committee and confirmed by the AGA Selection Committee.
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American Gastroenterological Association