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Tim Wang, MD

Silberberg Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Digestive & Liver Diseases, Columbia University Medical Center
Director of the GI Cancer Program, CUMC

Dr. Wang is a Past President of the American Gastroenterological Association Institute (AGA). He received his BA from Williams College and his MD from the Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons. He was on the faculty at MGH/Harvard for ten years before moving to UMass Medical School as Chief of GI in 2000, and then to Columbia P&S at Chief of GI in 2004. He has led an independent research lab for over thirty years focused on the relationship between inflammation, stem cells and cancer, and the molecular mechanisms of gastrointestinal carcinogenesis. Author of over 350 original publications and 77 invited reviews, editorials and chapters, he is currently Senior Deputy Editor of Cancer Prevention Research and the Co-Editor in Chief of the Yamada Textbook of Gastroenterology. He has headed up numerous multidisciplinary research programs, including the CUMC NCI U54 Tumor Microenvironment (TMEN) program, the CUMC Barrett’s Esophageal Translational Research Network (BETRNet) program and the Intestinal Stem Cell Consortium (ISCC) at Columbia, and most recently has been the Research Director in Pancreatic Cancer at CUMC, and Co-Leader of the Tumor Immunology, Microenvironment, and Stem Cells (TIMS) program in the Cancer Center (HICCC). He is recipient of a Merit Award (R37) from NIDDK and the Outstanding Investigator Award (R35 OIA) from the NCI, the Arthur and Irene Fishberg Prize for outstanding research from CUMC, and the William Beaumont Prize in research from the AGA.