Grace Elta, M.D. earns prestigious award from American Society for Gastrointestinal Endosopy
Grace H. Elta, M.D., AGAF, FASGE, H. Marvin Pollard Collegiate Professor of Gastroenterology, in recognition of her astounding career, will receive the prestigious Rudolf V. Schindler Award from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) during the annual Digestive Diseases Week meeting. This award is the highest honor that ASGE can bestow on a member to recognize the lifetime achievement and contribution to the science and practice of endoscopy.
Elta has served on many ASGE committees, as councilor on the governing board, as ASGE secretary and annual meeting program chair, and as society president from 2007 to 2008. In 2013, Elta received the ASGE Distinguished Educator Award and the American Gastroenterological Association Distinguished Clinician Award.
She is currently chair of the Digestive Disease Week Council. During her 36 years on the faculty in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Elta has received many grants and awards, including two U-M outstanding clinician awards for her work as an interventional endoscopist. She is a frequent speaker at national and international meetings, and has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, as well as numerous abstracts and book chapters.