Gurtner Lecture

Gregory J. Gurtner, MD

Gregory J. Gurtner, MD

Memorial Lecture

Gregory J. Gurtner, MD, was born in Buffalo, NY, and spent most of his childhood in Baltimore. He earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and music from Vanderbilt University, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He received his MD degree in 1994 from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY.

Dr. Gurtner completed his residency training in internal medicine and also his fellowship in gastroenterology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine. Following his clinical training, Dr. Gurtner undertook research training in inflammatory bowel disease and was appointed to the faculty as Instructor in Medicine in 2002.

As a junior faculty member in the division of gastroenterology, Dr. Gurtner was in the early stages of developing new treatments for immune mediated intestinal disorders. His major research interest at the time of his death was investigating the role of Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase, or IDO, in regulating immune responses in the GI tract. His findings were an important foundation for successful grant award applications from the Crohns Colitis Foundation and the Glaxo Institute of Digestive Health. Dr. Gurtner was promoted to Assistant Professor of Medicine in July, 2004 and continued pursuing his passion for research, working actively at the bench until a few days prior to his death.

Dr. Gurtner found time to faithfully follow the Cardinals and Rams. He was also an accomplished musician, and was equally comfortable on the piano, keyboard, guitar and ukulele.

UPCOMING 18th Gregory J. Gurtner, MD, Memorial Lecture (2022)

Previous visiting professors and recipients of the Gregory J. Gurtner, MD, memorial resident award

 

YEAR GURTNER SPEAKER TITLE
2021 Eileen Carpenter, M.D., Ph.D.
Instructor in Medicine
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Developing a Human Pre-clinical Pipeline for Translational Pancreatic Cancer Research”
2020 José Sáenz, M.D., Ph.D.
Instructor in Medicine
Division Gastroenterology
Washington University
Adar on the Radar: Establishing a Role for the Double-Stranded RNA Response in Gastric Metaplasia
2019 Jonathan Jacobs, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Digestive Diseases
University of California, Los Angeles
“Defining a Pre-disease Microbial Risk State for Inflammatory Bowel Disease”
2018 Rotonya Carr, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of the Liver Metabolism and Fatty Liver Clinic
Division of Gastroenterology
University of Pennsylvania
“Ceramides as lipid droplet regulators in alcoholic liver disease”
2017 Florian Rieder, MD
Associate Staff
Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, OH
“Mechanisms of Intestinal Fibrosis in Inflammatory Bowel Disease”
2016 Luke Engelking, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center
“The Molecular Regulation of Cholesterol and Fatty Acid Metabolism in the Intestine”
2015 Arnold Han, MD, PhD
Instructor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Stanford School of Medicine
“T cell function and specificity in colorectal cancer”
2014 Andrew T. Chan, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School
“Aspirin and the Prevention of Colorectal Cancer”
2013 Kelley Yan, MD, PhD
Instructor of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
“Intestinal Stem Cell Dynamics”
2012 Andrew D. Rhim, MD
Instructor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
“Turning Back the Clock: Epitheal to Mesenchymal Transition and Dissemination in Pancreatic Cancer”
2011 Elizabeth K. Speliotes, MD, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
“Genetic Studies of Human Obesity and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease”
2010 Michael Choi, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard School of Medicine
“Role of Micro RNAs in Cell Reprogramming and Differentiation”
2009 Pradipta Ghosh, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of California San Diego School of Medicine
“Cellular Rheostats in Signal Transduction: Turning Ripples Into Tsunamis”
2008 Shanthi Srinivasan, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
“Role of GDNF in the Regulation of Beta Cell Mass”
2007 Ben Z. Stanger, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
“Development regulation of liver shape and size”
2006 Ezra Burstein, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
“Regulation of NF-kappaB by the COMMD gene family”
2005 Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD
Director, Hereditary Cancer Prevention Clinic; Staff Gastroenterologist, Department of Medicine,
Cleveland Clinic, Florida
“Genomic Imprinting: A Clinical Test for Colon Cancer Risk”

GI Research Conference

GI Research Conference

10th Annual Gregory J. Gurtner Memorial Lecture

Gregory J. Gurtner Memorial Lecture Andrew Chan, M.D., M.P.H. Associate Professor Harvard Medical School "Aspirin and the Prevention of Colorectal Cancer"

Gregory J. Gurtner Memorial Lecture
Andrew Chan, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor

The Gurtner Family

The Gurtner Family

Tenth Annual Recipient of the Gregory J. Gurtner, MD, Memorial Resident Award Jonathon Moreno, MD, PhD

Tenth Annual Recipient of the Gregory J. Gurtner, MD, Memorial Resident Award
Jonathon Moreno, MD, PhD


2013

Gregory J. Gurtner Memorial Lecture Kelley Yan, MD, PhD Instructor of Medicine Stanford University School of Medicine "Intestinal Stem Cell Dynamics"

Gregory J. Gurtner Memorial Lecture
Kelley Yan, MD, PhD
Ninth Annual Recipient of the Gregory J. Gurtner, MD, Memorial Resident Award Kelly Cushing, MD

Ninth Annual Recipient of the Gregory J. Gurtner, MD, Memorial Resident Award
Kelly Cushing, MD


2012

Gregory J. Gurtner Memorial Lecture Andrew D. Rhim, MD Instructor of Medicine University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine "Turning Back the Clock: Epitheal to Mesenchymal Transition and Dissemination in Pancreatic Cancer"

Gregory J. Gurtner Memorial Lecture
Andrew D. Rhim, MD

Eighth Annual Recipient of the Gregory J. Gurtner, MD, Memorial Resident Award Alexander Huang, MD

Eighth Annual Recipient of the Gregory J. Gurtner, MD, Memorial Resident Award
Alexander Huang, MD


2011

Gregory J. Gurtner Memorial Lecture Elizabeth K. Speliotes, MD, PhD, MPH Assistant Professor of Medicine, Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics University of Michigan--Ann Arbor "Genetic Studies of Human Obesity and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease"

Gregory J. Gurtner Memorial Lecture
Elizabeth K. Speliotes, MD, PhD, MPH

Seventh Annual Recipient of the Gregory J. Gurtner, MD, Memorial Resident Award Jose Saenz, MD, PhD

Seventh Annual Recipient of the Gregory J. Gurtner, MD, Memorial Resident Award
Jose Saenz, MD, PhD


2010

 Gregory J. Gurtner Memorial Lecture Michael Choi, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine Harvard School of Medicine "Role of Micro RNAs in Cell Reprogramming and Differentiation"

Gregory J. Gurtner Memorial Lecture
Michael Choi, MD

Sixth Annual Recipient of the Gregory J. Gurtner, MD, Memorial Resident Award Angie Hirbe, MD, PhD

Sixth Annual Recipient of the Gregory J. Gurtner, MD, Memorial Resident Award
Angie Hirbe, MD, PhD


2009

Gregory J. Gurtner Memorial Lecture Pradipta Ghosh, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine University of California San Diego School of Medicine "Cellular Rheostats in Signal Transduction: Turning Ripples Into Tsunamis"

Gregory J. Gurtner Memorial Lecture
Pradipta Ghosh, MD

Fifth Annual Recipient of the Gregory J. Gurtner, MD, Memorial Resident Award Kory Lavine, MD, PhD

Fifth Annual Recipient of the Gregory J. Gurtner, MD, Memorial Resident Award
Kory Lavine, MD, PhD


2008

Gregory J. Gurtner Memorial Lecture Shanthi Srinivasan, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine Emory University School of Medicine "Role of GDNF in the Regulation of Beta Cell Mass"

Gregory J. Gurtner Memorial Lecture
Shanthi Srinivasan, MD

Fourth Annual Recipient of the Gregory J. Gurtner, MD, Memorial Resident Award Jennifer Alexander-Brett, MD

Fourth Annual Recipient of the Gregory J. Gurtner, MD, Memorial Resident Award
Jennifer Alexander-Brett, MD


2007

Gregory J. Gurtner Memorial Lecture Ben Z. Stanger, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine "Development regulation of liver shape and size"

Gregory J. Gurtner Memorial Lecture
Ben Z. Stanger, MD, PhD

Third Annual Recipient of the Gregory J. Gurtner, MD, Memorial Resident Award Kristine Kuhn, MD, PhD

Third Annual Recipient of the Gregory J. Gurtner, MD, Memorial Resident Award
Kristine Kuhn, MD, PhD


2006

Gregory J. Gurtner Memorial Lecture Ezra Burstein, M.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine University of Michigan Medical School "Regulation of NF-kappaB by the COMMD gene family" Second Annual Recipient of the Gregory J. Gurtner, MD, Memorial Resident Award Robert Schwartz, MD, PhD

Gregory J. Gurtner Memorial Lecture
Ezra Burstein, M.D.

Second Annual Recipient of the Gregory J. Gurtner, MD, Memorial Resident Award
Robert Schwartz, MD, PhD


2005

Gregory J. Gurtner Memorial Lecture Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD Director, Hereditary Cancer Prevention Clinic; Staff Gastroenterologist, Department of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Florida "Genomic Imprinting: A Clinical Test for Colon Cancer Risk"

Gregory J. Gurtner Memorial Lecture
Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD

First Annual Recipient of the Gregory J. Gurtner, MD, Memorial Resident Award Thomas Kerr, MD, PhD

First Annual Recipient of the Gregory J. Gurtner, MD, Memorial Resident Award
Thomas Kerr, MD, PhD