Andrew Y Wang, MDPractice Area: Cancer, Digestive Health, Digestive Health Department: Medicine Division: Gastroenterology and Hepatology Title: Associate Professor of Medicine ABMS Certification: Gastroenterology Other Appointment: Chief, Section of Interventional Endoscopy; Director of Interventional Endoscopy (UVA Medical Center)
Contact InformationPrimary Location:
Digestive Health Center 1215 Lee St. Charlottesville, VA 22908 Phone: 434.243.3090 | Fax: 434.244.7590
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 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 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.
- 2012-2017 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 Dean’s Award for Clinical Excellence, University of Virginia School of Medicine
- 2012 American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Ambassador to Taiwan