February 12, 2018

Executive Vice Dean for Research Bishr Omary, M.D., Ph.D., named AGA VP, future president

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Bishr Omary, M.D., Ph.D.

The American Gastroenterological Association has announced that Bishr Omary, M.D., Ph.D., AGAF, will join the American Gastroenterological Society (AGA) Institute board as vice president in June 2018. He will serve as president in 2020-21.

Former editor-in-chief of the field’s leading journal, Gastroenterology, published by AGA, Omary is the executive vice dean for research in the University of Michigan Medical School and chief scientific officer for Michigan Medicine.

“Bishr is an extraordinarily strategic thinker who is highly committed to the clinical, research and education missions of the AGA,” said Timothy C. Wang, M.D., AGAF, chair of the AGA nominating committee, former AGA president, and chief of digestive and liver diseases at Columbia University.

Dr. Omary is among a handful of international leaders in the fields of GI biology and physiology. His scientific research contributions span a wide range of topics, particularly liver and pancreas biology and disease perspectives, and include basic, translational and clinical studies.