Our Gastroenterology & Hepatology unit brings together a team of exceptionally talented physicians and bioscience investigators to provide advanced solutions to disorders of the digestive tract (esophagus, stomach, and intestines), pancreas, and liver.

Our major missions are to generate advances in the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders, to train the next generation of experts in digestive diseases, and to optimize the digestive health of patients in Vermont, upstate New York and beyond.

Faculty Showcase

Zubarik

Dr. Zubarik, Steven Lidofsky, M.D., Ph.D., James Vecchio M.D., and collaborators from Dartmouth Medical School tested a new method for detecting pancreatic cancer at a curable stage. In this study, published in Gastrointestinal Endscopy, Zubarik and colleagues demonstrated that in healthy individuals with a family history of pancreatic cancer, combining a simple blood test for the tumor marker CA19-9 with endoscopic ultrasound (in individuals with elevated CA19-9 levels) permitted the detection of unsuspected small tumors that were in a curative stage. Dr. Zubarik's work opens up new avenues for the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and prolonging survival in this disease.

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Research & Education

Our faculty combines basic, clinical and translational research expertise to tackle critical issues in digestive disorders. Major areas of focus include inflammatory bowel disease, gastro-intestinal malignancy, and viral hepatitis.

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Patient Care

As the largest gastrointestinal specialty group in Vermont and northeast New York, we are a major referral center for diverse and complex digestive disorders in the region.

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Fellowship

Our gastroenterology fellowship program builds on a four-decade tradition of excellence. With a faculty-fellow ratio of over 2.5 to 1, high quality mentorship is a constant at all levels of our three-year training.

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Conferences & Seminars

There are several structured clinical and research conferences which provide continued education throughout the year in areas such as pathophysiology, management, knowledge of radiology and pathologic interpretations, and basic research. These lectures represent an integral part of the educational curriculum.