About

About the Journal

ACG Case Reports Journal is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication that provides GI fellows, private practice clinicians, and other healthcare providers an opportunity to share interesting case reports with their peers and with leaders in the field.The Journal is edited by a team of GI fellows led by Editor-in-Chief Matthew Chin, MD. Issues are published online bi-weekly for free to all readers, including ACG non-members, and feature images and video clips in addition to case descriptions. In addition, ACG Case Reports Journal does not charge submission or publication fees for authors.

The ACG Case Reports Journal was created to help fulfill ACG’s commitment to providing growth and learning opportunities for GI fellows, and helps fellows meet core curriculum requirements for non-patient care activities. To this end, all case submissions must have a GI fellow in training or a resident interested in pursuing GI fellowship as the lead author. Cases authored by private practice clinicians and other healthcare providers who might traditionally face difficulty publishing with leading journals are also welcome.

Aims and Scope

ACG Case Reports Journal, published by the American College of Gastroenterology and edited exclusively by GI fellows, provides a peer-reviewed publishing outlet for GI fellows, private practice clinicians, and other healthcare providers to share interesting case reports. This bi-weekly, open-access publication makes all content freely available online to all readers. ACG Case Reports Journal publishes case reports, images, and letters to the editor in all topics of gastroenterology and hepatology, including:

  • Biliary
  • Colon
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophagus
  • Functional Bowel Disorders
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Liver
  • Nutrition and Obesity
  • Pancreas
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric
  • Small Bowel
  • Stomach

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

Matthew Chin, MD
Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, University of California: Irvine, Orange, CADr. Chin received his BS in general biology and MD through the 8-year Medical Scholars Program at University of California: San Diego. He completed his internal medicine residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and is currently a gastroenterology fellow at University of California: Irvine, where he intends to complete interventional endoscopy training. He has served in state and national leadership roles, presented frequently at national medicine and gastroenterology meetings, and published numerous peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and book chapters. He has earned distinction by winning the Salix Leadership2Fellowship grant and American College of Gastroenterology GI Jeopardy competition. Dr. Chin’s interests lie in esophageal disorders and therapeutic endoscopy.

Associate Editors

Rowena Almeida, MD
Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDr. Almeida earned her undergraduate degree with distinction from the University of Toronto. She received her medical degree with honors from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She then completed her internal medicine residency training from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. She is currently a second-year gastroenterology fellow at the University of Toronto, Canada. She has authored multiple publications, including original peer-reviewed articles, case reports and a textbook chapter. Dr. Almeida’s research interests have focused on fecal microbiota transplantation and process efficiencies in endoscopy, while her clinical interests lie in hepatology.
Benjamin Click, MD
Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PADr. Click received both his undergraduate and medical degree from the University of Virginia where he was elected to both Pi Kappa Beta and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies. He then completed his Internal Medicine training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he is currently completing his fellowship in Gastroenterology. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in the field of inflammatory bowel disease. He has given numerous presentations at national meetings and has received distinctions including the American Gastroenterological Association Top Poster Presentation Award and the North American Conference of Gastroenterology Fellows Award. His research interests focus on clinical outcomes and healthcare utilization in inflammatory bowel disease.
Erica Cohen, MD
Fellow, Department of Gastroenterology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CADr. Cohen earned her medical degree with honors from Tel Aviv University. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, where she received the Solomon Scholar Award for research in gastroenterology. She is currently a second-year gastroenterology fellow at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. She has presented her work at multiple national meetings, published peer-reviewed articles and reviews, and also serves as a reviewer for an internationally peer-reviewed journal. She is currently investigating the role of wearable biosensors in gastroenterology, gender differences in chronic GI illnesses, and directing a care coordination initiative in a tertiary endoscopy suite.
Zane Gallinger, MD
Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDr. Gallinger received his medical degree and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Toronto. He is now a PGY5 serving as the chief resident in gastroenterology. He has multiple first author publications and has presented at numerous international meetings. His interest is in inflammatory bowel disease and he is excited to start an advanced fellowship.
Tossapol Kerdsirichairat, MD
Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MIDr. Kerdsirichairat received his medical degree from Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University in Thailand with distinctions and First Class Honors. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Minnesota, and is currently a gastroenterology fellow at the University of Michigan Health Systems. Throughout his residency and fellowship training, he has been awarded several teaching as well as excellence in clinical practice awards. In addition to several presentations at national and international conferences, he has received several awards including American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) Plenary session at Digestive Disease Week, and Poster of Distinction awarded by American Pancreatic Association. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications on acute pancreatitis, cholangiocarcinoma, and immunoglobulin 4-related disease. His research focused on therapeutic endoscopy in pancreatitis and its spectrum, including walled-off necrosis, cholangiocarcinoma, pancreatic cancer, as well as the utility of post-imaging processing and scoring systems to improve imaging capabilities in these conditions.
Jorge Machicado, MD
Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PADr. Machicado received his medical degree from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia at Lima, Peru with distinction and honors. He then completed his internal medicine residency training in the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he was recognized for two consecutive years with the Outstanding Resident of the Year Award, and elected as an Alpha Omega Alpha resident member. Dr. Machicado has published several peer-reviewed articles, and has presented more than 40 abstracts at national and international meetings. He has also received several awards including Presidential Poster Award by the American College of Gastroenterology, Poster of Distinction by the American Gastroenterology Association, and the Kass Award by the Infectious Disease Society of America. He also serves as a reviewer in several national and international peer-reviewed journals. His research interests are focused in understanding the natural history of complex chronic gastrointestinal disorders such as chronic pancreatitis and inflammatory bowel disease.
Parth Parekh, MD
Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LADr. Parekh completed his Internal Medicine residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA, where he was selected as a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He has authored multiple publications, including original peer-reviewed articles, textbook chapters, and case reports. He has also presented his research at several national meetings. He is currently the chief Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellow at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. His research interests lie in advanced and therapeutic endoscopy.
Ali Raza, MD
Fellow, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TXDr. Raza received his medical degree from The Aga Khan University, Pakistan. He completed his internal medicine training at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. He went on to finish an additional year of training in transplant Hepatology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He is currently a third-year fellow at Houston Methodist Hospital, where he is serving as chief fellow. Dr. Raza has published several peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and presented at multiple national and international conferences. He also served as a reviewer in international journals. His research interests are focused on advanced liver diseases and inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.

Editorial Staff

Lindsey Topp
Editorial Advisor
ltopp@gi.org

Jenny Dunnington
Editorial Assistant
jdunnington@gi.org

Publisher Information

Founded in 1932, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is an organization with an international membership of more than 12,000 individuals from 86 countries. The College is committed to serving the clinically oriented digestive disease specialist through its emphasis on scholarly practice, teaching and research. The mission of the College is to serve the evolving needs of physicians in the delivery of high quality, scientifically sound, humanistic, ethical, and cost-effective health care to gastroenterology patients.

Publication Ethics

Authors must disclose all conflicts of interest, financial and otherwise, upon manuscript submission. Invited peer reviewers should also declare any potential conflicts of interest and decline the review, if deemed necessary by the Editors.

The ACG Case Reports Journal follows ethical guidelines for journal publishing outlined by the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and by the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Suspected cases of research misconduct, including plagiarism and other violations, will be handled following COPE guidelines.

When reporting on human or animal subjects, authors must state whether the work was approved by a local IRB or ethics committee, or in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008. Efforts should always be made to guarantee protection of patient privacy in submitted cases.

Open Access and Licensing Information

Following the open-access model, ACG Case Reports Journal makes all published content freely available to all readers immediately upon publication, without subscription or membership fees. There are no submission or publication fees for authors.

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Indexing and Archiving

The ACG Case Reports Journal is currently indexed on PubMed, Web of Science’s Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), EBSCO, EMBASE, Google Scholar, and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Full-text content is automatically archived on PubMed Central.

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This is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

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Sponsorship and promotional opportunities are available. For inquiries, contact Martie Spath at mspath@gi.org. Such opportunities will be granted in compliance with previously noted ethical guidelines.