Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition  

Welcome to the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. We strive to provide outstanding medical care to people with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver, to train gastroenterology clinicians and researchers, and to perform cutting-edge biomedical research to improve our understanding of digestive diseases. The division has nearly 80 physician-scientists, clinician-educators, medical center clinicians, advanced practice providers, and research-track investigators.

There are three goals that define our division:

  • Innovative biomedical, discovery-based research
  • Education and training of medical students, residents, postdoctoral fellows, GI research and GI clinical fellows
  • Clinical and endoscopic practice focused on compassionate and outstanding patient care

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition seeks a balance in its clinical and research activities. We strive to serve as a beacon to attract world-class clinicians, investigators and trainees to VUMC with the ultimate goal of providing exceptional patient care and performing innovative, discovery-driven research.

Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Department of Medicine

Professor of Medicine
Mina Cobb Wallace Chair in Immunology
Professor of Cancer Biology
Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology


to the Digestive Diseases Center

Your gift to the Vanderbilt Digestive Diseases Center promotes digestive diseases-related research and helps us to develop and implement programs for attracting, training, and retaining young investigators and clinicians in digestive disease-related research and for providing state-of-the-art clinical care for our patients.