Professor of Medicine
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Dr. Kanwal is a Professor in Medicine and the Interim Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, Texas. Dr. Kanwal also serves as one of the Core Directors for the NIH-funded Digestive Disease Center (Texas Medical Center) and the Associate Director for the T-32-funded Research Training Program in Gastroenterology. Dr. Kanwal's research work has been recognized nationally and she is regarded as an authority in health services research within digestive diseases especially viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular cancer. She has been the recipient of highly competitive faculty awards, including the Research Excellence in GI and Liver (REGAL) Award (2007) and Emerging Leaders in Gastroenterology Award (2008). She has had continuous research funding since her fellowship. In total, she been awarded 13 grants as the principal investigator and published more than 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts, including in Annals of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Nationally, Dr. Kanwal has participated in several leadership roles. She has served as the Chair of the AGA HCV Care Pathway Task Force. She is currently the Chair of the AASLD Practice Metrics Committee. She has served as an Associate Editor for the AGA’s clinical practice and research journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CGH). Most recently, she was appointed as the Editor-in-Chief for CGH and her five-year term began on July 1, 2017.
Saturday, October 6
11:10 AM – 11:30 AM