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Meet The Faculty

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract and liver. It is the largest practice of its kind in the United States.

On a typical day, approximately 5,700 patients receive care at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester. On average, 27,000 outpatient visits occur within our division each year. Approximately 80% of patients are from Minnesota, Iowa, or Wisconsin. Approximately 33% of patients are covered by Medicare, and 10-15% of trainees' patients are from underserved communities. 

The division is organized around interest groups oriented toward disease processes, organ systems, procedures, or patient groups. Clinical expertise is integrated with the newest forms of established and experimental diagnostic and therapeutic methods.

In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields.

You have direct access to the gastroenterology faculty at Mayo Clinic throughout your training.  

Douglas Simonetto, M.D.

Douglas Simonetto, M.D.
Program Director

Dr. Simonetto is active in research and education, providing mentorship to residents and subspecialty fellows. He is a federally funded investigator with a research program in Digital Hepatology. His program focuses on the development of innovative artificial intelligence-enabled tools for disease and outcome prediction in chronic liver diseases as well as clinical trials and translational research. 

He is a highly sought-after speaker and has spoken on topics related to vascular liver disorders, portal hypertension, and alcohol-related liver disease in venues across the country and abroad.

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Shounak Majumder, M.D.

Shounak Majumder, M.D.
Program Co-Director

Dr. Majumder is the director of the pancreas fellowship program and is actively involved in mentoring residents and fellows. He is a federally funded investigator and leads a research program that focuses on developing novel molecular and artificial intelligence-based tools for early detection of pancreatic cancer. He is the director of the high-risk pancreas clinic and serves as innovation chair for the division of gastroenterology and hepatology. He is currently a Councillor for the Pancreatic Disorders Section of the AGA Institute Council and an editorial board member of Pancreas.

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Vinay Chandrasekhara, M.D.

Vinay Chandrasekhara, M.D.

Dr. Chandrasekhara is the director of the pancreas interest group. He is active in clinical research for device development and for diagnosis and management of pancreaticobiliary conditions. He currently serves as the editor for Techniques and Innovations in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and has authored numerous guidelines on endoscopic procedures. He is passionate about education and is the program director of the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship.

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Anton Decker, MBBCh, MHA

Anton Decker, M.B., B.Ch., MHA

Dr. Decker is an associate professor of medicine and president of International at Mayo Clinic.

Ferga Gleeson, M.B., B.Ch., M.D.

Ferga Gleeson, M.B., B.Ch., M.D.

Dr. Gleeson is a general internal medicine practitioner, with a specialty interest in gastroenterology. In addition to her clinical activities, she is active in endoscopic and personalized medicine research, business administration, and medical education. She authors expert content and publishes in high-impact scientific journals. 

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Michael Levy, M.D.

Mike Levy, M.D.

Dr. Levy is a gastroenterologist with subspecialty certification in pancreatobiliary disease. Dr. Levy's clinical expertise include pancreatic disorders, endoscopic ultrasound, and tumor ablation. In addition to his clinical activities, he is active in research and education and provides mentorship to residents and subspecialty fellows. He has spoken on a variety of pancreatobiliary disorders and endoscopic procedures for both enhanced diagnosis and therapeutic intervention in venues across the country and abroad.

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Randy Pearson, M.D.

Randy Pearson, M.D.

Dr. Pearson is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 

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Santhi Vege, M.D.

Santhi Vege, M.D.

Dr. Vege is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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