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Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Who We Are

The Saint Louis University Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology has a long history of excellence in clinical care, education, and research. We plan to build on that history as we expand our reach. Our vision is rooted in leadership, education, and care.

Our faculty are renowned for their expertise, and we want to channel our talents into recognition as leaders in the field, regionally, nationally, and internationally. This will open opportunities for our trainees to explore their talents in education and research. These goals can only be accomplished by continuing our delivery of state-of-the-art care with compassion.

Letter from the Division Director

Thank you for your interest and visiting our website. Our mission is to provide the best compassionate care to our patients, an excellent education for our trainees and community physicians, and to continue to advance knowledge in field of gastroenterology and hepatology through state-of-the-art research. Our vision is rooted in leadership, education, and care with the following goals: 

  • Leading the way to new discoveries through research, clinical trials, and quality improvement
  • Training the next generation providers through comprehensive educational experiences, outreach events, and focusing on all levels of learners (medical students to post-doctoral fellows)
  • Cultivating a clinical practice rooted in collaboration, quality, and efficiency 

With faculty members recognized as experts in their fields, nationally and internationally, they serve in a variety of capacities from Missouri Governor for the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Board of Internal Medicine exam writing, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy training committee, as well as local service to the university and hospital. By channeling our skills and service, we will open opportunities for our trainees to explore their talents in education and research.

These goals can only be accomplished by continuing our delivery of state-of-the-art care with compassion. From clinic to endoscopy, transplant to motility, our faculty, advanced practice providers, trainees, nurses, and staff care about our patients. Whether concerns are new or old, mild to severe, atypical to routine we can help. Our advanced endoscopists, gastroenterologists, and hepatologists are constantly researching and expanding their knowledge to nurture the future of our field as well as the patients we so deeply cherish.

Please feel free to explore our division and learn more about our faculty, students, and research programs. We are always looking for motivated and talented staff, trainees, and providers to join as members of the Division, or to collaborate with us and support causes close to our hearts.

Headshot of Dr. Wing-Kin Syn, MD

Wing-Kin Syn, M.D., Ph.D.

Division Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology