Anil K. Rustgi, MD

Anil K. Rustgi, MD

University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Rustgi is the T. Grier Miller Professor of Medicine, chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, and director for the NIH P30 Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Diseases at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Rustgi is also the leader of the Tumor Biology Program at the University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center, and director of the Joint Center for Digestive, Liver, and Pancreatic Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. As a leader in the field of gastrointestinal (GI) cancer research, Rustgi has made seminal contributions to understanding the mechanisms underlying the development of several major GI cancers, notably esophageal, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers. Rustgi is the former president of the American Gastroenterology Association and serves on the advisory boards of several non-profit cancer-focused organizations.