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Andrew Y. Wang

Professor
Director of Interventional Endoscopy (UVA Medical Center)
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology
Office location and address
1335 Lee St
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
M.D., University of Virginia
Clinical Fellowship, Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, University of Virginia
Residency, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Fellowship, Gastroenterology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Biography

Andrew Wang, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist and Tenured Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology who serves as the Director of Interventional Endoscopy at in the UVA Health System. Dr. Wang specializes in interventional gastrointestinal endoscopy and helping patients with problems in the luminal GI tract (esophagus, stomach, duodenum and colon), the pancreas and biliary tract. He diagnoses and endoscopically treats patients with bile duct stones and strictures, pancreatic diseases, and polyps and early cancers in the GI tract. Dr. Wang routinely performs procedures such as endsoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) for pancreaticobiliary strictures, stones, masses, cysts and other disorders. He also offers specialized ERCP procedures, including choledochoscopy, intraductal EUS, biliary radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and photodynamic therapy (PDT), laser lithotripsy and complex perihilar stenting.

Dr. Wang has received specialized training and certification in the identification and endoluminal resection of precancerous and early GI cancers. He routinely performs endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) to remove large lesions in the GI tract. Dr. Wang also performs peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for patients with esophageal achalasia.

Dr. Wang is an active member of various GI societies, and he is a fellow of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). He is currently President of the Virginia Gastroenterological Society (2019-2021). Dr. Wang's career has focused on endoscopic education and clinical research, and he has participated in multicenter, national and international studies to foster innovation and to advance patient outcomes in the field of interventional endoscopy. He is an NIH-funded clinical investigator.

Dr. Wang and his colleagues in interventional endoscopy work closely with UVA surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, oncologists and referring physicians to provide specialized multidisciplinary care to patients.

Stent vs. Indomethacin for Preventing Post-ERCP Pancreatitis: The SVI Trial YR06
Source: Medical University of South Carolina The
May 01, 2020 – April 30, 2022
SpHincterotomy for Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis
Source: Oregon Health & Science University
August 04, 2021 – February 04, 2022
SpHincterotomy for Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis (SHARP) - Year #03
Source: Medical University of South Carolina The
September 01, 2020 – August 03, 2021
SpHincterotomy for Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis (SHARP)_YR02
Source: Medical University of South Carolina The
September 01, 2019 – August 31, 2020
MD-INMD Stent vs. Indomethacin for Preventing Post-ERCP Pancreatitis: The SVI Trial YR04
Source: Medical University of South Carolina The
May 01, 2019 – April 30, 2020
SpHincterotomy for Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis (SHARP)
Source: Medical University of South Carolina The
September 01, 2018 – August 31, 2019
MD-INMD Stent vs. Indomethacin for Preventing Post-ERCP Pancreatitis: The SVI Trial
Source: Medical University of South Carolina The
May 01, 2018 – April 30, 2019
Stent vs. Indomethacin for Preventing Post-ERCP Pancreatitis: The SVI Trial
Source: Medical University of South Carolina The
May 01, 2017 – December 31, 2018
MD-INMD-GI-ayw7d-Biliary Stent - CIP#10-014
Source: COOK, Incorporated
August 05, 2014 – August 31, 2017
MD-INMD Stent vs. Indomethacin for Preventing Post-ERCP Pancreatitis: The SVI Trial YR2
Source: Medical University of South Carolina The
May 01, 2016 – April 30, 2017
MD-INMD-GI Stent vs. Indomethacin for Preventing Post-ERCP Pancreatitis: The SVI Trial
Source: Medical University of South Carolina The
May 15, 2015 – April 30, 2016

Section of Interventional Endoscopy, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine

Chief
2016-2018

Interventional Endoscopy Unit

Director
2016-present

Clinical Radiation Safety Committee

Member
2014-present

UVA Endoscopy Unit

Co-Director
2010-2016

Clinical Practice Updates Committee, American Gastroenterological Association

Chair-Elect & Chair
2020-2024

DDW International Clinical Symposia Committee, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Chair
2019-2022

Video Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Editorial Review Board Member
2016-present

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Editorial Review Board Member
2015-present

Virginia Gastroenterological Society

President
2019-2021

2020 - ASGEVideo Plenary Best of the Best Award in the Category of ERCP, Digestive DiseaseWeek 2020

2020 - TopDoctor, Selected by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. (8th consecutive year)

2019 - Recognitionof Outstanding Patient Experience, University of Virginia Health System

2017 - ACGEdgar Achkar Visiting Professorship at the University of Michigan, awarded bythe ACG Institute for Clinical Research & Education

2017 - Departmentof Medicine Outstanding Mentorship Award, University of Virginia

2014 - EndoscopyTeacher of the Year Award, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,University of Virginia

2013 - Elected Member, Academy ofDistinguished Educators, University of Virginia

2013 - ACG Governors’ Award forExcellence in Clinical Research

2012 - Dean’s Awardfor Clinical Excellence, University of Virginia School of Medicine 

2012 - ASGE Ambassador to Taiwan