Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
- Division Chief: Richard M. Peek, Jr., M.D.
- Clinical Director: Michael Vaezi, M.D.
The goals of the Gastroenterology Division are to provide compassionate and outstanding medical care to patients with a variety of gastrointestinal tract disorders, to train leaders in the field of Gastroenterology and to perform innovative discovery-based and cutting edge translational research in order to improve our understanding of digestive diseases. We have 35 full time faculty in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Currently, there are positions available for both clinical and research faculty at the Assistant and Associate Professor level.
The Division staffs and manages endoscopy units and clinics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). Both a high risk obesity clinic and a malnutrition clinic are housed in the Vanderbilt Center for Human Nutrition. Division physicians also provide care to patients in the multidisciplinary gastroesophageal reflux disease and motility center. Inpatient and outpatient services in GI are provided for VUMC and VAMC separately. The Liver Service provides care to patients with hepatic disorders at both hospitals and is actively involved in the VUMC liver transplant program.
The Division of Gastroenterology seeks a balance in its clinical and research activities. We strive for excellence in our quest to become one of the top Gastroenterology Divisions in the country. Our Web Site presents our faculty and their activities in more detail and we hope it will provide you with an accurate picture of our activities and interests.