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Anil Rustgi, MD

Dr. Rustgi is currently Chief of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine, and the T. Grier Miller Professor of Medicine and Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the current President of the American Gastroenterology Association. As a leader in the field of GI cancer research, Dr. Rustgi has made seminal contributions to understanding the mechanisms underlying the development of several major GI cancers, notably esophageal, pancreatic and colorectal cancers. His research is funded through the NIH and other sources.  He serves on the advisory boards of the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, National Pancreas Foundation and Caring for Carcinoid Foundation. Dr. Rustgi is an active clinician in the care of patients, especially with GI cancers and genetic disorders. Dr. Rustgi's research is in the molecular genetics of GI cancers, including those originating from the esophagus/head and neck, pancreas and colon.  His work has focused upon the role of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes in tumor initiation and progression, and the role of the tumor microenvironment as well.

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