Kenneth R. McQuaid, MD, FASGE is Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Chief of the Medical Service and Gastroenterology Division at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. He has an active clinical and research interest in GI bleeding, IBD, screening and surveillance of colorectal neoplasia, and endotherapies for obesity. Dr. McQuaid is Past President of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). He has served as Secretary of the ASGE Governing Board, as well as on several ASGE committees. He also served as Associate Editor of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy from 1999-2004.
Dr. McQuaid received his undergraduate education from Stanford University in 1977 and his medical degree from UCSF in 1981, where he was inducted into the Gold-Headed Cane Society. He completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis in 1985 and his gastroenterology fellowship at UCSF in 1988. He subsequently was a faculty member at the University of California San Diego Gastroenterology Division until 1992. He has authored or co-authored nearly 150 articles, scholarly reviews, consensus statements, and book chapters. He has received over 20 teaching awards from students and residents and was inducted into the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators and Council of Master Clinicians. He delivered the Jack A. Vennes, MD and Stephen E. Silvis, MD Endowed Lecture for ASGE in 2012 and was honored by the American Gastroenterological Association with a Distinguished Clinician Award.