Director’s Message

A Welcome Message from UH Digestive Health Institute Directors

Dr. Fabio Cominelli

In response to the growing need for digestive health care across Northeast Ohio, we are excited to announce the creation of University Hospitals Digestive Health Institute.

The establishment of the institute introduces an integrative model of care that coordinates the efforts of our multidisciplinary teams and provides advanced, comprehensive and compassionate care to patients. Individuals have access to gastroenterological and surgical consultations with our experienced team of specialists all in one convenient location.

This unique approach to health care also gives our patients accessto state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment technologies through six new Centers of Excellence, including:

With the upcoming changes to national healthcare coverage, we are hopeful that patients will have access to more gastroenterological services, including preventative care such as GI cancer screening.

Our physicians and staff are at the forefront in digestive disease care. We are leaders in clinical and translational research in various gastrointestinal diseases. We are nationally recognized for our advancements in therapeutic endoscopy, minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), general gastroenterology and liver disease.

Please be assured that we are committed to delivering compassionate, quality health care to every patient, every day.


Fabio Cominelli, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology & Liver Disease
Director, Digestive Health Institute
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Hermann Menges Jr. Chair in Internal Medicine, and Professor
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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