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Field Willingham MD, MPH, FASGE

Field F. Willingham MD, MPH, FASGE

Associate Division Director for Academic Affairs; Director of Endoscopy, Emory University Hospital; Medical Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta; Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Willingham is a Professor of Medicine at Emory University. He received his Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and completed Residency at the Baylor College of Medicine. He completed Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He completed the Therapeutic Endoscopy Fellowship in the joint Massachusetts General Hospital + Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School program.

Dr. Willingham is a member of Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University, the Director of Endoscopy for Emory University Hospital, and the Medical Director for Therapeutic Endoscopy for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. He is the Associate Division Director for Academic Affairs for the Division of Digestive Diseases. He was named a Fellow of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in 2016. He served as the President of the Georgia Gastroenterology and Endoscopic Society from 2014-2016 and remains on the board.

In 2021, he became the Editor-In-Chief for VideoGIE, the official video journal of the ASGE. He was recently named the Medical Director for Georgia for the National Pancreas Foundation. He is the Principle Investigator on multiple ongoing clinical trials. He has received multiple awards for service in teaching, research, and patient care. He has published hundreds of peer-reviewed manuscripts, abstracts, and chapters. He lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife and children.


Dr. Willingham receives research support paid to the institution for clinical trials from Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals, Cook Medical, Boston Scientific, PCI Biotech, CSA Medical / Steris.