Dr. John Affronti was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Atlanta as well as Springfield Va. a suburb of Wash. D.C.
While assisting with research at the NIH he obtained his B.A. Degree from The George Washington Univ. and a M.S. Degree in Pharmacology from the Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health Sci..
Dr. Affronti then returned to G.W.U. for his M.D. and residency where he volunteered in free clinics as well as assisted with the care of numerous dignitaries in the D.C. area.
He did his GI fellowship at Duke where he conducted shockwave lithotripsy research. He developed his expertise in treating biliary and pancreatic disorders under the supervision of Dr. Cotton and Dr. Baillie who are world renowned in this field. His training included an apprenticeship under Dr. Leung at the Prince of Whales Hospital in Hong Kong.
Dr. Affronti continued at Duke as an Assistant Professor where he started/directed the endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) program. He also traveled to Saudi Arabia as a consultant in the liver transplant program at the King Faisal Hospital in Riyadh.
He was then recruited to become Director of Endoscopy at The Univ. of Fla. Jacksonville Campus. While there, he was asked to be acting chief of gastroenterology and set up their first EUS program. In addition he started an off-campus GI outpatient clinic for the Univ.
Dr. Affronti then became Director of Endoscopy at Emory Univ. Hosp. where he was promoted to Assoc. Prof. He also initiated and was the director of the Biliary/Pancreatic Health Service there.
In 2007 he was promoted to Professor of Medicine and The Director of Advanced Endoscopy at Loyola Univ. of Chicago.
He was invited to join the Medical College of Ga. in 2013 to develop the Advanced Endoscopy Program in the new Digestive Health Center being built there. As Director of the Advanced Endoscopy & Gastro-intestinal Services (A.E.G.I.S.) Group he also started the Multidisciplinary Pancreas and Bile Duct Group.
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