Awards and Affiliations

Austin Gastroenterology (AG) is one of the nation's foremost centers for gastrointestinal medicine. But don't take it from us: Take it from the dozens of medical and professional organizations that recognize our practice and physicians.

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Recognition
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), a leading gastrointestinal medical society, has recognized Austin Gastroenterology and Austin Endoscopy Centers as part of its program specifically dedicated to promoting quality in endoscopy, in all settings where it is practiced in the United States. Austin Endoscopy is one of 254 endoscopy units to be granted the recognition since 2009. The ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program honors endoscopy units that follow the ASGE guidelines on privileging, quality assurance, endoscopy reprocessing and CDC infection control guidelines and have completed specialized training on principles in quality and safety in endoscopy.

Our Awards

  • Anson Jones MD Certificate of Merit for Physician Excellence in Reporting
    Pradeep Kumar, M.D., 2008
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Young Investigator's Conference: Selected Attendee
    Daniel Emmett, M.D., 2007
  • American Society for the Study of Liver Diseases Research Prize: Abstract of the Year
    Daniel Emmett, M.D., 2005
  • Marcel Patterson-Robert Nelson Award for Outstanding Service to the TSGE
    Shad Dabaghi, M.D., 2001
  • American Cancer Society Advocacy in Action Award for Colon Cancer Screening
    Shad Dabaghi, M.D., 2001
  • Brackenridge Hospital Consulting Physician of the Year
    Chia-Wen (Kevin) Hsu, M.D., M.P.H., 2000
  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Physician of the Year
    Scott D. Becker, M.D., 1996

Accreditations

Austin Gastroenterology is accredited by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). We are licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) certification has been the highest standard for internal medicine — and its 19 subspecialties — for over 70 years. ABIM certification means that our internists have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes necessary to deliver excellent patient care. ABIM is a non-profit, independent evaluation organization held accountable to the profession of medicine and the public.
Read more about the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)
The AAAHC is a private, not-for-profit organization that was formed in 1979 to assist ambulatory health care organizations in improving the quality of care they provide to their patients. It accomplishes this by setting standards, measuring performance, providing consultation and education where needed, and ultimately by awarding accreditation to those organizations that are found to be in compliance with its standards.
Read more about the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS)
The Texas Department of State Health Services promotes optimal health for individuals and communities while providing effective health, mental health and substance abuse services to Texans.
Read more about TDSHS.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
With a budget of approximately $650 billion and serving approximately 90 million beneficiaries, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plays a key role in the overall direction of the health care system. CMS has an unparalleled opportunity to improve care and to make it more affordable for everyone.
Read more about CMS.