The Section of Gastroenterology at Boston University and Boston Medical Center has a long and distinguished history in both the academic and clinical arenas. The Fellowship Training Program at Boston University School of Medicine has established a distinguished record since its foundation in 1945 by Dr. Franz J. Ingelfinger. Approximately 225 M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. Fellows in Gastroenterology have graduated from the program, many of whom have become leaders in academic medicine. Several past presidents of the American Gastroenterological Association are alumni of this distinguished program. Former Fellows in the Section have developed pioneering research in esophageal motility techniques and esophageal motility disorders, cholesterol gallstone disease, intestinal absorption and secretion, hepatic and intestinal cholesterol metabolism, intestinal morphology, intestinal development, and bile salt metabolism. Approximately 25 former Fellows have become Chiefs of Gastroenterology Divisions in the United States and abroad, and many more have become Professors of Medicine.
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