Dr. Atilla Ertan

Dr. Atilla Ertan Dr. Atilla Ertan
Professor and Interim Chief, Gastroenterology & Hepatology Division, University Texas Health McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX, USA.


Dr.Atilla Ertan earned his MD from the AUMS, Ankara, Turkey in 1963. Following completion of his fellowship in Gastroenterology [GI] at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1971, he was professor of medicine at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans from 1980-90 where he was named Chief of the GI Section from 1984-90 and Interim Chairman of Medicine Department from 1988-90. Then, he was Chief of the GI Section at TMH/Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) from 1990 to 2001. He was Professor of Medicine at both BCM as well as Weill-Cornell Medical College. He is now professor at the UT McGovern Medical School (UTMMS) and Director of the Ertan Digestive Disease Center of Excellence (EDDC) at the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (MH-TMC) since 2011. He has organized the Ertan Educational and Research Foundation with major contributions from the community since 2013. The A. Ertan Chair is established by the UTMMS and also, The Chao Fund Endowed Directorship is established at the MH-TMC EDDC in 2015. He is named to be Interim Chief of the GI, Hepatology & Nutrition Division at the UTMMS in August 2016.

Research Interest

Diagnosis and management of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) including Crohn disease, chronic ulcerative colitis, various microscopic colitides; biliary/pancreatic benign and malignant disorders, Barrett esophagus with dysplasia and early cancer plus these patients need for various advanced GI endoscopic therapeutic procedures