Andrew Y Wang, MDPractice Area: Cancer, Digestive Health Department: Medicine Division: Gastroenterology and Hepatology Title: Associate Professor of Medicine ABMS Certification: Internal Medicine; Gastroenterology
Contact InformationPrimary Location:
Digestive Health Center 1215 Lee St. Charlottesville, VA 22908 Phone: 434.243.3090 | Fax: 434.244.7590
Dr. Andrew Wang is a board-certified gastroenterologist who serves as co-medical director of Endoscopy and director of Pancreatico-Biliary Services, at UVA Health System. Dr. Wang specializes in interventional gastrointestinal endoscopy as it pertains to helping patients with problems with the luminal GI tract (esophagus, stomach, duodenum and colon), the pancreas and biliary tract. He routinely performs procedures such as endsoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and/or endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) for pancreaticobiliary strictures, stones, masses, cysts and other disorders. He also offers specialized ERCP procedures including choledochoscopy, intraductal EUS, biliary radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and photodynamic therapy (PDT), laser lithotripsy and complex perihilar stenting. Dr. Wang has received specialized training and certification in the identification and endoluminal resection of precancerous and early GI cancers. He routinely performs endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) to remove large lesions in the GI tract. Dr. Wang also performs peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for patients with esophageal achalasia.
Dr. Wang is an active member of various GI societies, and he is a Fellow of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). Dr. Wang’s career has focused on endoscopic education and clinical research, and he has participated in multicenter, national and international studies to foster innovation to advance patient outcomes in the field of interventional endoscopy. Dr. Wang and his colleagues in interventional endoscopy work closely with UVA surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, oncologists and referring physicians to provide specialized multidisciplinary care to patients.
- 2014 Regional Top Doctor, Selected by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
- 2013 Elected Member, Academy of Distinguished Educators, University of Virginia
- 2013 Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology
- 2013 Fellow, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- 2012-2013 Regional Top Doctor, Selected by U.S. News and World Report in partnership with Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
- 2012 Dean’s Award for Clinical Excellence, University of Virginia School of Medicine
- 2012 American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Ambassador to Taiwan