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Written by Jack Glimco   
Thursday, 07 April 2011 13:27

Fellowship Honors Superior Professional Achievement in GI Field

Quad-Cities, IL & IA (March 31, 2011) – Gastroenterology Consultants announced today that Dr. Linda Tong has been named Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the nation’s oldest medical society dedicated to disorders of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Through this fellowship program, the AGA honors superior professional achievement in clinical private or academic practice and in basic or clinical research. Fellowships are awarded to AGA members whose accomplishments and contributions demonstrate personal commitment to the field of gastroenterology. 

“It is a distinct honor to be named an AGA fellow and to be recognized for excellence and for my commitment to the treatment and study of GI disorders,” said Dr. Tong, who is originally from West Lafayette, Indiana.  Tong graduated in 1991 from University of Michigan Medical School and served her residency at the University of Minnesota. She completed her fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Southern California.  Tong has been in practice with Gastroenterology Consultants since 1996.

The mission of the AGA is to promote the science and practice of gastroenterology through the support of research, education, advocacy and practice.

“We are pleased to announce the most recent inductees for the AGA Fellowship program,” said Ian L. Taylor, MD, PhD, AGAF, AGA Institute President. “AGA Fellowship is an honor bestowed upon members who have been recognized by their peers and community for superior professional achievement in practice and/or research in the field of gastroenterology.

About Gastroenterology Consultants

Gastroenterology Consultants is an accomplished group of board-certified gastroenterologists and supporting physicians specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of gastrointestinal diseases. GI Consultants’ state-of-the-art facility in Moline, IL features an adjacent AAAHC accredited endoscopy center and proudly serves the Quad-Cities metropolitan area and surrounding communities.

Gastroenterology Consultants provides a wide range of endoscopic services in addition to routine endoscopies. GI Consultants’ facility offers motility studies, 24-hr pH (Bravo), Lap, therapeutic ERCP’s performed in a hospital setting, endoscopic ultrasound with fine needle aspiration, Celiac blocks, video capsule, endoscopic anti-reflux procedures, ultrasound guided liver biopsies and pathology. Most recently, GI Consultants became the first GI practice in the Quad-Cities area to treat patients with the HALO Radio Frequency Ablation system by BÂRRX, a minimally-invasive treatment for pre-cancerous Barrett’s’ esophagus.

About the AGA

The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI medical community. Founded in 1897, the AGA has grown to include 17,000 members from across the globe, who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology. The AGA Institute administers the practice, research and educational programs of the organization.  Learn more about the AGA at


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