Board of Editors
Megan A. Adams, MD, JD, MSc
Dr. Adams is a general gastroenterologist, attorney, and health services researcher. She is assistant professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; a member of the core faculty of the University of Michigan Gastroenterology Clinical T32 Fellowship Training Program; and an investigator in the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation and Ann Arbor VA Center for Clinical Management Research. Her work focuses primarily on optimizing specialty care access and delivery by helping to define, measure, and implement high-value care across diverse practice settings. She also frequently contributes commentaries on important clinical practice and health law topics impacting frontline GI policy and practice. She has held numerous roles within AGA over the past decade, including positions as chair of the AGA Quality Committee (2017-2020), member of the AGA Nominating Committee (2020), Associate Editor of GI & Hepatology News (2016-2021), and current Chair of the AGA Audit and Ethics Committees (2021-2024).
Ziad F. Gellad, MD, MPH, AGAF
Dr. Gellad is associate professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., and a practicing clinician with a focus in esophageal disease. He is the director of quality for the division of gastroenterology and associate vice chair for ambulatory services in the department of medicine. Dr. Gellad received his MD and MPH degrees from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Gellad has received several innovation grants to develop and implement novel information technology platforms to improve the patient and clinician experience. He is also an active contributor to the innovation and entrepreneurship activities within Duke University and cofounder of a health technology startup in Durham.
Janice H. Jou, MD, MHS
Dr. Jou is a transplant hepatologist and GI section chief at the VA Portland Healthcare System and associate professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at Oregon Health & Science University, also in Portland. Dr. Jou is the program director for the gastroenterology fellowship at OHSU and is actively involved in leading educational activities for the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the AGA. Her research interests include outcomes for hepatocellular carcinoma and processes of care in chronic liver disease.
David Katzka, MD
Dr. Katzka has had a career long clinical interest in diseases of the esophagus. A professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., he works as part of a team publishing articles on all areas of esophagology including Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal adenocarcinoma, esophageal motility disorders, eosinophilic esophagitis, and rare esophageal diseases. He has had the privilege of serving on editorial boards for many of the high-impact journals in gastroenterology and has had multiple positions in the AGA for education and clinical practice.
Gyanprakash A. Ketwaroo, MD, MSc
Dr. Ketwaroo is assistant professor and director of quality improvement in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at Baylor College of Medicine and director of advanced endoscopy at the Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center, both in Houston. After graduating with a degree in chemical physics from Brown University, Providence, R.I., he studied at Oxford (England) University on a Rhodes Scholarship. He attended Harvard Medical School and completed an internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, both in Boston. This was followed by gastroenterology and advanced endoscopy fellowship training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, also in Boston. He is a member of the AGA Quality and Publication Committees. His research interests include Barrett’s esophagus, chronic pancreatitis, and advanced imaging of gastrointestinal disease.
Bharati Kochar, MD, MS
Dr. Kochar is a gastroenterologist and inflammatory bowel disease specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a physician investigator in the clinical and translational epidemiology unit at The Mongan Institute, both in Boston. She attended college and medical school at Brown University, Providence, R.I.; trained in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore; and completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology as well as an advanced fellowship in IBD at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she obtained a master of science degree in clinical research. Dr. Kochar’s clinical interests are to advance care for traditionally underserved and understudied patients with IBD. She completed a career development award from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation to report the pharmacoepidemiology of biologic agents in older adults with IBD. She is currently the recipient of a National Institute of Aging R03 to describe frailty in older adults with IBD, as well as the principal investigator of a Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation multicenter study to longitudinally describe geriatric syndromes in older adults with IBD. Dr. Kochar was part of the AGA Future Leaders Program and previously served on the Quality Committee.
Kimberly M. Persley, MD, AGAF
Dr. Persley graduated from Texas Wesleyan University with a BS in Biology in 1989, then from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1993. She completed her internship and residency and chief residency in internal medicine at UTSW; she completed her gastroenterology fellowship training in the June 1999 at UTSW. She did additional study in inflammatory bowel disease at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York in 2001. She is a partner with Texas Digestive Disease Consultants in Dallas and has been on the medical staff of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital since 2001. She currently serves on the Peer Evaluation Committee. Dr. Persley is actively involved in several professional organizations and has served on several AGA committees including Education & Training, Quality Measures, and women’s committees. Dr. Persley is the recipient of several awards including the Crohn’s and Colitis North Texas Chapter Physician of the year 2020, AGA Distinguished Clinician Award in Private Practice 2020, and Texas Wesleyan University Medal Award 2020 Distinguished Alumni.
Jonathan Rosenberg, MD, AGAF
Dr. Rosenberg is a partner in the Illinois Gastroenterology Group, which is a platform practice of the GI Alliance – the largest independent practice in the United States. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago. He then completed his fellowship training in gastroenterology at the University of Chicago, followed by an advanced therapeutic endoscopy fellowship at the University of Illinois Medical Center. Dr. Rosenberg is the medical director of research for the Illinois Gastroenterology Group and serves on the medical advisory board for the GI Alliance. He currently is involved in the AGA’s Quality Leadership Council and Clinical Advisory Network. He has served on the Nominating Committee and the Government Affairs Committee. Dr. Rosenberg is a graduate of the AGA Future Leaders program.