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After 10 years of service at UW Medicine, John Inadomi, MD, is taking a new leadership position as chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine, effective July 1, 2020.

“I congratulate John on this next step of his already illustrious career,” says Barbara Jung, MD, chair of the Department of Medicine. “I thank him for his long-standing friendship, including his thoughtfulness and support during the UW Department of Medicine Chair search.”

Inadomi was recruited to the UW School of Medicine in 2010 to become the fourth head of the Division of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine and the Cyrus E. Rubin Endowed Chair in Medicine.

During his tenure in the Department of Medicine, he grew highly competitive fellowships, increased grant funding, more than doubled endoscopic procedures, and established a new endowed chair and professorship. New research programs developed under his tutelage include the Center for Microbiome Science and Therapeutics, Center for Liver Diseases Investigation and the GI Biorepository.

Inadomi is a prolific and well-funded researcher focused on improving the quality of care and the prevention and treatment of esophageal and colorectal cancer. He is currently the vice president of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and will become AGA president in 2021.

He received an undergraduate degree in biomechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and his medical degree from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He has been a faculty member at the University of New Mexico, the University of Michigan and at UCSF where he was the Dean M. Craig Endowed Chair in Gastrointestinal Medicine.

He has been named a “Top Doctor” multiple times, an “America’s Best Doctor” and a “GI Leader to Know.”


Guest Writer: Amy Fields

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