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Steven Edmundowicz MD, MASGE

Steven A. Edmundowicz MD, MASGE

Interim Division Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine. Medical Director, Digestive Health Center, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Edmundowicz is a Past President and Master of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He has served on the ASGE Governing Board as a councilor from 2010-2013; as Treasurer-elect from 2013 to 2014; as Treasurer from 2014 to 2017; and as President-elect from 2017 to 2018 and President 2018-2019. He also served as Trustee of the ASGE Foundation from 2014 to 2018. He is currently a councilor on the Governing Board until May 2021.

Dr. Edmundowicz is a Professor of Medicine and the Interim Division Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado. He is also the Medical Director of the Digestive Health Center at the University of Colorado Hospital. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and completed residency training in internal medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he also completed his fellowship in gastroenterology. He has held leadership positions in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy at Washington University School of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, and the University of Colorado.

He remains active in clinical practice, clinical investigation, teaching, and administration. He has participated in numerous clinical trials in endoscopy, ERCP, and endoscopic ultrasound. Most recently, he has been involved with trials of innovative endoscopic devices for use in the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease and morbid obesity. Dr. Edmundowicz’s clinical research focus involves the study and application of new technologies in endoscopy.

In addition to his other responsibilities, he has served as associate editor for ASGE News, and he was past senior associate editor of ASGE’s peer-reviewed journal, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Medical Director, Digestive Health Center, University of Colorado Hospital; Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado

MD: Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Postgraduate Training:
Fellowship (gastroenterology): Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Clinical Interests:
Study and application of new technologies in endoscopy


Steven A. Edmundowicz MD             University of Colorado employee number 240032

NPI # 1780601229

Conflict of Interest Document            Updated 7/01/2020

To the best of my knowledge, this represents all known potential conflicts of interest that my spouse and I have with all health care goods and service providers over the past year. 

Companies and Patents

Co-Founder: Aspero Medical developed through the University of Colorado Office of Technology Transfer,  Chief Medical Officer and co-owner   Patent # 101385-614262 pending.

Stock or Stock Options for Steven A. Edmundowicz (SAE)

Endostim; electrical stimulation of the LES for GERD

            Medical Advisory Board 2009 to present

            Stock options 2009 to present

Check-Cap: capsule for colon examinations with X-ray technology

            Medical Advisory Board 2010 to present

            Stock options 2010 to present

Motus GI: colon-cleansing device for colonoscopy

Medical advisory board 2013 to present

            Stock options 2013 to present

Freehold Surgical: retraction device for laparoscopic surgery

            Stock options 2013 to present

Elira:   device to stimulate T6 dermatome for obesity

            Medical advisory board member

            Stockholder 2015 to present

Medical Advisory Boards


            Medical Advisory Board (EMF) 2012-present

Paid Consultant 2007-2020 (present)

Paid Consultant Relationships

Elsevier Publications  Paid Associate Editor of Gastroenterology Daily Digest website 2014 to present

Allurion           Data Safety Monitoring Board Chair, Paid Consultant 2017 to present

Fractyl             Data Safety Monitoring Board Committee, Paid Consultant 2019-present

Ambu              Paid consultant for device development 2/2020-present

Medpace         Paid consultant for blinded review of endoscopic videos for drug studies 1/2020 to present

Provation        Medical Advisory Board Member July 2020-present

Research Support (site specific financial or equipment only)

Elira                 Site Research Support 2018-2019

AMBU              Site Research Support 2020-present  

Meals at regional and national meetings and events for faculty where NPI numbers were recorded and reported to Open Payments by:



Wilson Cook

Boston Scientific

Apollo Endosurgery

Travel and Hotel for product training

Medrobotics  2019

Spouse (Annemarie Edmundowicz) Stock or Stock Options:

UV Concepts Incorporated stock purchased by Annemarie Edmundowicz

Elira stock options purchased by Annemarie Edmundowicz

Motus GI stock purchased by Annemarie Edmundowicz