LSU Vet Med Professor Named Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association

February 4, 2022

Fellowship Honors Superior Professional Achievement in GI Field

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU Vet Med) announced today that Frederic Gaschen, Dr.med.vet., Dr.habil. DACVIM, DECVIM, professor of small animal medicine, has been named Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the nation’s oldest, and most prestigious medical society dedicated to disorders of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Through the fellowship program, AGA honors superior professional achievement in clinical private or academic practice and in basic or clinical research. Fellowships are awarded to AGA members whose accomplishments and contributions demonstrate personal commitment to the field of gastroenterology.

“I am thrilled and deeply honored that my commitment to clinical practice and clinical research in canine and feline gastroenterology was recognized by the American Gastroenterology Association,” said Dr. Gaschen. “As an AGA Fellow, I intend to continue offering the best possible care to dogs and cats presented to our hospital with digestive diseases and to perform further clinical research for a better understanding of gastrointestinal diseases, particularly GI motility and gut microbiome disorders.”

“As a fellow internal medicine specialist, I understand the challenges and thrills that embody this particular service and being familiar with Dr. Gaschen and his exemplary work over the past 30 years, this honor comes as no surprise. Dr. Gaschen’s expertise and experience is recognized the world over. Heartfelt congratulations, Frederic!” said Oliver Garden, BSc, BVetMed, PhD, DACVIM, LSU Vet Med dean.

“AGA Fellowship recognizes AGA members with exceptional professional achievement in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. AGA is proud to announce the 2022 AGA Fellowship inductees who have been recognized by their peers and community as being at the forefront of our field. Congratulations to the entire group of inductees,” said John M. Inadomi, MD, AGAF, AGA institute president.

About LSU Vet Med: Bettering lives through education, public service, and discovery

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is one of only 32 veterinary schools in the U.S. and the only one in Louisiana. The LSU SVM is dedicated to improving and protecting the lives of animals and people through superior education, transformational research, and compassionate care. We teach. We heal. We discover. We protect.

About the AGA 

The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, the AGA has grown to include 16,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology. The AGA Institute administers the practice, research and educational programs of the organization. www.gastro.org.

MEDIA CONTACT

Ginger Guttner, APR

Communications Manager 

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine

O: 225-578-9922 C: 225-772-8957

ginger@lsu.edu