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

Timothy T. Nostrant Collegiate Professor of Gastroenterology
Professor of Nutrition Sciences
Director, Digestive Disorders Nutrition & Behavioral Health Program
Director, Michigan Food for Life Kitchen
Director, GI Physiology Laboratory
Medical Director, Michigan Bowel Control Program
Division of Gastroenterology
Michigan Medicine

Dr Chey received his BA degree from the University of Pennsylvania and medical degree & training in internal medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and has remained on the faculty at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he is currently the Timothy T. Nostrant Collegiate Professor of Gastroenterology. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Nutrition Sciences.

At Michigan, he has helped to create multiple innovative clinical programs including the Digestive Disorders Nutrition & Behavioral Health Program, the Michigan Food for Life Kitchen, and Michigan Bowel Control Program. He is also the director of the GI Physiology Laboratory at Michigan Medicine.

His research interests focus on the diagnosis & treatment of disorders of gut-brain interaction and H. pylori infection. He is a medical innovator and entrepreneur, holding several patents. Dr. Chey has authored more than 400 manuscripts, reviews, chapters & books. He served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology (2010-2015) and founding co-Editor of Clinical & Translational Gastroenterology (2011-2014). He is current Editor-in-Chief of Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology. He has co-authored more than 10 national and international clinical practice guidelines by the ACG, AGA, ANMS, CAG, and Rome Foundation. 

Dr. Chey is a board member of the American College of Gastroenterology, Rome Foundation, GI on Demand, and the International Foundation of GI Disorders.

Dr. Chey has received multiple awards including Michigan Medicine’s League of Clinical Excellence, League of Research Excellence, the Dean’s Outstanding Clinician Award and the Dean’s Award for Innovation & Commercialization. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Clinician Award from the American Gastroenterological Association. In 2020, he was awarded honorary membership in the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and the Berk-Fise Award, the highest clinical honor bestowed by the American College of Gastroenterology.

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