Gary W. Falk
Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Gary W. Falk, MD, MS, FACG, is currently Professor of Medicine and Director of the Esophageal Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Falk received his undergraduate and medical school training at the University of Rochester, NY, before going to George Washington University in Washington, DC for his medical internship and residency. After a clinical and research fellowship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, he was a member of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Cleveland Clinic, OH, for more than 23 years where he was Director for the Swallowing and Esophageal Center. While in Cleveland, he also received a master’s degree in clinical research from Case Western Reserve University. He has been involved in clinical research in Barrett’s esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux disease, Helicobacter pylori, esophageal motility disorders, advanced esophageal imaging and therapeutics, and eosinophilic esophagitis, that has resulted in over 150 peer reviewed publications. His current research interests are in the pathobiology of Barrett's esophagus and eosinophilic esophagitis with a focus on new screening strategies for Barrett's esophagus, and clinical trials of novel therapeutic agents for eosinophilic esophagitis. Dr. Falk is a member of the Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers and has served nationally through professional societies, including as a past president of ASGE. He is a past associate editor of The American Journal of Gastroenterology and is the current editor of AGA Perspectives. He is a recipient of the Sidney Cohen University of Pennsylvania GI Fellowship Teacher of the Year Award, AGA Distinguished Clinician Award, and AGA Imaging & Advanced Technology Section Research Mentor Award.