The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition focuses on complex-trait diseases associated with genetics, inflammation and precision medicine.

Education and Training

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is dedicated to physician and medical professional education and sub-specialty advanced training opportunities.


Cutting edge treatments and extraordinary patient care are the hallmarks of clinical care at the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

GI Events

Dr. Levinthal’s Research Featured

Novel gut-brain interaction research by David J. Levinthal, MD, PhD and senior researcher Peter Strick, PhD was featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in May 2020.  Dr. Levinthal and colleagues found that parts of the brain’s cerebral cortex can have an impact on the...

Dr. Arteel Receives R01 Grant

Gavin Arteel, PhD has received a new R01 grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). This five-year grant, “Biomarkers of Alcoholic Hepatitis”, will begin in June 2020.

Dr. Johnston Receives ASGE Grant

Elyse R. Johnston, MD received the Outstanding Manuscript Award at the American Society for Gastroenterology & Endosocopy’s (ASGE) National Crystal Awards program in May 2020. Dr. Johnston will receive a grant as part of this ASGE honor.

Dr. Levinthal Honored with ANMS Councilor Appointment

David J. Levinthal, MD, PhD has been elected to the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) Council.  During this four-year appointment, Dr. Levinthal will be part of the ANMS governing body, where he will not only advance the ANMS’s society mission but will also lead subspecialty advancements for DGBI (Disease of Gut Brain Interaction).

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Division of Gastroenterology,
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200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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