University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

UW Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The University of Wisconsin Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology provides comprehensive clinical services related to diseases of the digestive tract, liver and pancreas. Our faculty specialize in the management of patients with GI bleeding, biliary and pancreatic disease, swallowing disorders, severe liver disease, liver transplantation, malabsorption and inflammatory bowel disease. Our special expertise in endoscopic procedures makes us a major regional referral center. An example of the services we provide are the management of gastrointestinal bleeding, including endoscopic therapy, and treatment of biliary and pancreatic disease via diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). In addition, we offer longitudinal outpatient care for individuals with acid peptic disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, reflux esophagitis, esophageal stricture management, recurrent GI bleeds, hepatic diseases, liver transplantation and motor disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. 

Our major research interests include small intestinal function and malabsorption, colon cancer molecular biology and genetics, treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, prevention and treatment of pancreatitis, disordered swallowing, irritable bowel syndrome, other problems of disturbed gastrointestinal motility, viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, and long-term management of liver transplant recipients. We are also committed to preparing our fellows for academic and clinical careers.