Michigan Medicine leader honored with prestigious AGA recognition award

February 5, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Accolades and Milestones

John I. Allen, M.D., M.B.A., A.G.A.F.

AGA’s highest honor is presented to Michigan Medicine’s John I. Allen, M.D., M.B.A., A.G.A.F.

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has announced the 2019 recipients of the annual recognition awards, given in honor of outstanding contributions and achievements in gastroenterology.

“AGA members honor their colleagues and peers for outstanding contributions to the field of gastroenterology by nominating them for the AGA Recognition Awards,” said David A. Lieberman, MD, AGAF, president of the AGA Institute.

“We are proud to announce the 2019 AGA Recognition Prize winners, who are just a few of the distinguished and talented members who help make AGA such an accomplished organization. We are honored that such esteemed individuals are representative of AGA.”

The AGA Recognition Awards will be presented during Digestive Disease Week® 2019, May 18-21, 2019, in San Diego.

Julius Friedenwald Medal

AGA bequeaths its highest honor, the Julius Friedenwald Medal, to John I. Allen, M.D., M.B.A., AGAF, for his incredible contributions to the field of gastroenterology and AGA over several decades.

The Julius Friedenwald Medal, presented annually since 1941, recognizes a physician for lifelong contributions to the field of gastroenterology.

Dr. Allen is internationally-renowned for bringing unique and critical knowledge about health care delivery and health care economics to the field of gastroenterology, as well as for his decades of AGA leadership. His experience is unique within the national gastroenterology community, encompassing private practice, non-academic health systems and leadership within two academic medical centers.

As AGA Institute President, he led the development of AGA’s five-year strategic plan and made AGA a national player at the federal, state and local levels during a time of massive health care delivery transformation. Dr. Allen is a clinical professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology and chief clinical officer of the University of Michigan Medical Group at the University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Allen on this remarkably well-deserved honor!

For a full list of recipients, please click here.