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William D. Chey, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP, RFF

Marvin Pollard Professor of Gastroenterology
Professor of Nutrition Sciences
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Michigan Medicine


Dr Chey received a medical degree & training in internal medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and has remained as faculty at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he is the H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Gastroenterology. He holds a joint appointment as a Professor of Nutrition Sciences. He was appointed Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology in 2022.

Dr. Chey’s research interests focus on the diagnosis & treatment of disorders of gut brain interaction and H. pylori infection. He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed manuscripts, reviews, book chapters and books yielding an H-index of over 60. He has mentored more than 70 students, residents, fellows and junior faculty, many of which are leaders in Gastroenterology. He is a medical innovator and holds several patents. Dr Chey is former co-Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology and has authored more than 10 national and international clinical practice guidelines. Dr. Chey is a board member of the American College of Gastroenterology, Rome Foundation, International Foundation of GI Disorders, and GI on Demand. He is the Secretary of the American College of Gastroenterology and Vice President of the IFFGD.

He has been elected to “Best Doctors” since 2001 and received the Dean’s Outstanding Clinician Award and Dean’s Award for Innovation and Commercialization at the University of Michigan. He has received the Distinguished Clinician Award from the American Gastroenterological Association. In 2020, Dr. Chey was awarded honorary membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and received the prestigious Berk-Fise Award from the American College of Gastroenterology.

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