Peter N. Kaufman, MD has been named Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the nation’s oldest medical society dedicated to disorders of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Fellowships are awarded to AGA members whose accomplishments and contributions demonstrate personal commitment to the field of gastroenterology. Through the fellowship program, the AGA honors superior professional achievement in clinical private or academic practice and in basic or clinical research.
“AGA acknowledges our members with superior professional achievement in the field of gastroenterology with fellowship within our organization,” said Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF, AGA Institute President. “We are proud to annouce the 2016 inductees for the AGA Fellowship program who have been recognized by their peers and community as being at the forefront of our field.”
Dr. Kaufman received his medical education and training at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. In addition to digestive health, he also holds a strong interest in medical informatics – in other words, using computers for medical data. He has spoken nationally on high-interest issues such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), virtual colonoscopy and patient use of the internet for medical information. Over the years, Dr. Kaufman has also been recognized by his peers as at “Top Doctor” in Washingtonian magazine. Find out more about him by reading his full bio here on our website.
The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, the AGA has grown to include 17,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology. The AGA Institute administers the practice, research and educational programs of the organization. The mission of the AGA is to promote the science and practice of gastroenterology through the support of research, education, advocacy and practice.