Researchers examine every facet of the digestive system to find better ways to treat illnesses and conditions that originate in the gastrointestinal system, liver and pancreas, from genetic biomarkers and molecular pathogenesis to the role of alcohol consumption and nutrition.
Featured Research and News Stories
Johns Hopkins Researcher Develops Simple Biomarker Test for Esophageal Cancer
A Johns Hopkins gastroenterologist and scientist works to improve both detection and treatment of a type of cancer that, in 2020, took more than half a million lives around the world.
Live-Donor Liver Transplants on the Rise at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins is among the highest-volume centers in the mid-Atlantic region for the procedure, which has quicker recoveries and shorter hospital stays than traditional, deceased-donor operations.
Improved Imaging and Earlier Surgery Help Patients with Hereditary Pancreatic Cancer Live Longer
Researchers in the Johns Hopkins Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology say the next step is earlier detection in those without familial risk.
Initially established with the generous contribution of Harvey and Lyn Meyerhoff, the majority of current research funding in basic science comes from investigator-initiated independent grant support from the NIH. Funding is also provided by major national organizations such as the American Gastroenterology Association, American Liver Foundation, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and a variety of private sources including major pharmaceutical firms.