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Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Dr. Robert S. Brown, Jr.

Robert S. Brown, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., Chief

Welcome to the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, where we strive to provide outstanding and compassionate patient care. We are active in research, clinical care and education. We offer first-rate clinical services through the availability of a wide range of gastroenterology and hepatology subspecialty faculty and programs, including hepatology, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), endoscopic ultrasound and ERCP, motility, and gastrointestinal cancer prevention and treatment. The division has more than doubled in size over the past five years resulting in a marked increase in clinical volume and expansion in many areas of expertise.

Our highly recognized institutions include the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation, the Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health. In 1999, we created a world-class Center for the Study of Hepatitis C, the only comprehensive, multidisciplinary center for the study of hepatitis C and hepatic disease in the tri-state area. The center led the basic science research, translational research, clinical research studies and clinical trials that led to a cure for hepatitis C. In 2001, the Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease was established, specializing in the medical treatment and research of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease with a focus on patient education and support. In 2004, we opened the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health. Named in memory of Jay Monahan, the late husband of CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Katie Couric, the Monahan Center provides a multidisciplinary approach for prevention, treatment, research and patient education in all GI cancers, including cancers of the colon, pancreas, esophagus and stomach. In 2014, we expanded our liver program to perform comprehensive liver care, liver surgery, and liver transplantation to open the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation in collaboration with the Department of Surgery.

Our educational mission emphasizes the importance of combining a strong foundation in the medical sciences, immersion in clinical or basic science research and extensive clinical training in patient care. We strive to provide a solid foundation in gastroenterology and hepatology, with experiences in all gastroenterology and hepatology subspecialties. Our research mission seeks to translate findings at the bench into novel patient therapies, covering a wide range of diseases.