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Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD

Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD

Steven A. Edmundowicz, M.D., is professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Chief of Endoscopy at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

An undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Notre Dame in 1979 and a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1983 preceded Edmundowicz’s academic medical career at Washington University. From 1983 to 1988, he served his internship and residency in internal medicine and completed his fellowship in gastroenterology. He joined the Washington University faculty in 1988 as its first director of interventional endoscopy. After five years in Philadelphia, Edmundowicz returned to Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 1999 as chief of endoscopy.

Colleagues say he is a compassionate patient advocate and skilled coordinator of the multidisciplinary interventions so often essential to recovery. Moreover, he is always available to discuss difficult management problems with gastroenterologists both within and beyond the University community. His name has appeared on lists of outstanding physicians including Best Doctors in America, Top Doctors, Hepatitis Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, and St. Louis Magazine.

His service to the School is many-faceted. He has been central to institutional efforts to maintain complete communication with referring physicians. Edmundowicz was also instrumental in guiding the growth of the Interventional Endoscopy Section, expanding the faculty and launching an advanced endoscopy fellowship program that has gained a national reputation. He has been closely involved in the research, design and development of endoscopic devices that expand the frontiers of endoscopy including new endoscopic devices to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease and obesity.

Nationally, his contributions encompass numerous presentations at national meetings and CME courses for the Gastroenterology Societies, committee work for the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and his role as the senior associate editor of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Published: 01/17/2009