Gail A. Hecht

Former President at American Gastroenterological Association

Gail A. Hecht

Gail A. Hecht

Former President at American Gastroenterological Association

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Gail Hecht, MD is a Professor of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology and Chief, Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Loyola University, Chicago, IL. Dr. Hecht specializes in gastroenterology, microbiology, immunology, and her research interests include the interaction of enteric bacterial pathogens with host intestinal epithelial cells and mechanisms and the impact of the gut microbiome on intestinal function and health. She has investigated host-microbial interactions in the gastrointestinal tract for more than 25 years. Currently, Dr. Hecht also holds the position of Assistant Dean for Medical Student Research and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Gut Microbes.

She has been an active member of the American Gastroenterological Association functioning as Chair of the Intestinal Disorders Section of the AGA Council, as Basic Research Councilor to the Governing Board and ultimately serving as President from 2009-2010, only the second woman to serve in that capacity.

Dr. Hecht graduated from medical school at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. She completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. She is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology and also holds a MS in microbiology from the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

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American Gastroenterological Association

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American Gastroenterological Association is a private company headquartered in Bethesda, MD, that engages in science and practice of gastroenterology.The company says this about itself: The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, the AGA has grown to more than 16,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology. The AGA Institute administers the practice, research and educational programs of the organization.

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