Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Matt Cave
Dr. Matthew Cave discusses Hepatitis C on KET's "Kentucky Health."

Welcome to the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Our mission is to provide high quality clinical care, superior education for trainees and postgraduate physicians, to conduct research with scientific rigor, to publish our findings in reputable medical journals and present at scientific meetings, and participate in the academic goals of the Department of Medicine. We offer excellence in medical care for the spectrum of gastrointestinal and liver diseases.

We are committed to improving the understanding of disease states from bench to bedside. Our internationally-renowned faculty maintain a commitment to teaching students, residents, and fellows toward careers in academic and private medicine.

We continually strive for excellence and to maintain our standing as a highly successful and reputable educational institution. We invite you to participate in our future.

Outstanding Teaching

We take pride in our teaching efforts.  Dr. Luis Marsano won the GI Teaching Award so many times that we named the award after him.  He has also been honored by his home medical school in Lima, Peru, for Lifetime Teaching Excellence.  Dr. Dipendra Parajuli, our Fellowship Director, is a past multiple recipient of the Teaching Award, and Dr. Endashaw Omer is the current recipient.

Latest News


McClain, Kirpich feature UofL's Alcohol Research Center


Abell discusses motility on KET's "Kentucky Health"


UofL Hospital opens new center to treat hepatitis C

Dr. Ashutosh Barve will serve as medical director of UofL Hospital's new hepatitis C clinic.


Cave earns $4 million NIEHS grant

Dr. Matthew Cave is awarded $4.01 million over eight years by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a part of the National Institutes of Health, to explore the long-term effects of environmental chemicals on the liver.


McClain, UofL open NIH-designated Alcohol Research Center

Dr. Craig McClain and his team received a nearly $8 million grant from the NIH that designates them as an NIAAA Alcohol Research Center, one of only 20 in the nation.