Fostering a tradition of excellence in patient care, education and research for more than a century

Our department embraces the latest medical technologies and trains the best and brightest doctors so we can guide medical practice from the bench to the bedside.

At a glance


Full-time faculty


Research funding


Clinical trial awards



Specialty Divisions

From Allergy and Immunology to Rheumatology, our 19 specialty divisions are national leaders in education, patient care and research.

Centers & Institutes

We cultivate initiatives that develop and support our faculty, enhance our research mission, and build a diverse and inclusive community.

The award supports a key period of growth toward becoming an independent physician scientist, guided by my research mentor Dr. Jeffrey Gordon and the WashU GI Division led by Dr. Nicholas Davidson. I am thankful for this chance to learn research expertise, new ways of thinking, and leadership skills from such a rich training environment. The AGA award is an endorsement of their belief in our future success.

ZeNan Chang, MD, PhD
Third Year Fellow & 2024 AGA Research Foundation Awardee

Latest News

Petersen study of cardiometabolic health in obesity published in Cell Metabolism

Petersen study of cardiometabolic health in obesity published in Cell Metabolism

Max Petersen, MD, PhD, Instructor in Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research, recently published a paper, Cardiometabolic characteristics of people with metabolically healthy and unhealthy obesity, in Cell Metabolism. The senior author of the study was Samuel Klein, MD, the William Danforth Professor of Medicine, and Chief of the Division of Nutritional Science & […]


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