Dr. James S. Barthel, MD

North Florida Governor for the American College of Gastroenterology

Largo, Florida – October 2015 – Dr. James S. Barthel, M.D. has been elected Northern Florida Board of Governor for the American College of Gastroenterology. He will officially take office on October 19, 2015 at the 2015 annual ACG meeting. He will serve on the ACG Board of Governors.

Dr. Barthel a world class Gastroenterologist joins the team of Drs. Arthur L. Berman, Michael I. Schulman, Stephen Beljic, Marc A. Kudelko, and Justin Nudell at Florida Digestive Health Specialists, in Largo, Florida.

The Board of Governors is one of the most unique aspects of the American College of Gastroenterology’s governance. Governors are ACG Fellows that are elected from the membership of a particular state or region. There are currently 76 Governors across seven different regions in the U.S. and abroad. The Board of Governors acts as a two-way conduit between College leadership and the membership at large. This helps the College make certain it is meeting the evolving needs of the membership. The ACG Governors also act as a grassroots force on important issues facing gastroenterologists and organized medicine at large at both the national and state levels. Finally, the Board of Governors is also an integral part of the College’s membership outreach activities.

The ACG Board of Governors meets twice per year; once in conjunction with the ACG Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course and once independently. Governors are elected to three-year terms and can serve for a total of six years consecutively. Approximately one-third of the Governors’ seats are up for election each year.

James Barthel, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.G., F.A.S.G.E. is the former Chief of Endoscopic Oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida.

Dr. Barthel specializes in the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal cancer and is world renowned for performing endoscopic ultrasound and stenting procedures. Dr. Barthel also has three patents on enteral stenting and dilation devices.

James Barthel, M.D. graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He was an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University Of Missouri School Of Medicine and he was the Assistant Director of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Barthel is a member of the Editorial Review Board for the Journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and an invited peer reviewer for the New England Journal of Medicine and has written articles that have been published worldwide.

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