The Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease Specialty Research Network is a multi-disciplinary group of clinician-investigators that evaluates clinically important questions to inform new treatments and new approaches for care in diseases of the pancreas, liver, biliary (gallbladder) system, stomach, small bowel, and colon.  These include inflammatory, infectious, malignant, and immune-related disorders. The group’s investigations are supported by several sources including The Permanente Medical Group, the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and private non-profit foundations. 

​Physicians Involved in Research

Sripriya Balasubramanian, MD
Roseville Medical Center
Douglas A. Corley, MD, PhD
Division of Research and San Francisco Medical Center
Erina Foster, MD
Vacaville Medical Center
Jeffrey Fox, MD
San Rafael Medical Center
Courtney Gonzales, MD
Antioch Medical Center
Benjamin Hassid, MD
Oakland Medical Center
Sundip Karsan, MD
San Jose Medical Center
Jeffrey K. Lee, MD, MPH
Division of Research and San Francisco Medical Center
Theodore Levin, MD
Walnut Creek Medical Center
Dan Li, MD
Santa Clara Homestead
Mitchell Liverant, MD
Oakland Medical Center
Brock MacDonald, MD
San Rafael Medical Center
Craig Munroe, MD
San Francisco Medical Center
Amir Prushani, MD
Santa Rosa Medical Center
Joanna Ready, MD
Santa Clara Homestead
Catherine Rongey, MD
Vallejo Medical Center
Abhik Roy, MD
San Leandro Medical Center
Varun Saxena, MD
South San Francisco Medical Center
Lyle Shlager, MD
San Francisco Medical Center
Mandeep Singh, MD
Modesto Medical Offices

Annual Meetings

​Digestive Disease Week
​Northern California Society of Clinical Gastroenterology GI Symposium 
ACG Annual Scientific Meeting
​The Liver Meeting​

Recent Achievements 

A big congratulations to Theodore Levin, MD, for receiving the 2018 Sidney Garfield Exceptional Contribution Award, for colorectal screenings. His accomplishments in improving colorectal cancer screening have led to a 25% decrease in the incidence of colorectal cancer and a 50% decrease in mortality, respectively within Kaiser Permanente Northern California.

To learn more about Dr. Levin's work please follow this link to his award announcement.

Ongoing and Completed Gastroenterology Projects, All Funding Mechanisms