Andrew Y Wang

Andrew Y Wang, MD

Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Primary Location:
Digestive Health Center

Main Floor

1215 Lee St.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Secondary Locations:


ABMS Certification:
Research Interests:

Gastric intestinal metaplasia, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) for biliary and pancreatic tumors, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for gastrointestinal polyps, ERCP and pancreaticobiliary stenting, interventional EUS, and per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM).

Clinical Practice:
Achalasia Treatment, Acute Pancreatitis, Bile Duct Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Colonoscopy, ERCP, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Upper GI Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Endoscopy, Pancreatic Cysts

Chief, Section of Interventional Endoscopy; Director of Interventional Endoscopy (UVA Medical Center)



Andrew Wang, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist who serves as chief of the section of interventional endoscopy in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and as the director of interventional endoscopy at UVA. Dr. Wang specializes in interventional gastrointestinal endoscopy and helping patients with problems in the luminal GI tract (esophagus, stomach, duodenum and colon), the pancreas and biliary tract. He treats bile duct stones and strictures rectal polyps and 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), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). His career has focused on endoscopic education and clinical research, and he has participated in multicenter, national and international studies to foster innovation and 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.

  • 2019-2021 President, Virginia Gastroenterological Society
  • 2012-2020 Regional Top Doctor, Selected by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
  • 2019 Recognition of Outstanding Patient Experience, University of Virginia Health System
  • 2017 ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship at the University of Michigan
  • 2016 Fellow, American Gastroenterological Association
  • 2013 Elected Member, Academy of Distinguished Educators, University of Virginia
  • 2013 Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology
  • 2013 Fellow, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • 2012 Dean’s Award for Clinical Excellence, University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • 2012 American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Ambassador to Taiwan


University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2001
Medicine, McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern University
Gastroenterology, University of Pennsylvania; Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, University of Virginia Health System