Curt H. Hagedorn, MD
Chief of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine
Cartwright Endowed Professor of Medicine
Curt Hagedorn, MD, is the Cartwright Endowed Professor of Medicine and chief of gastroenterology in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is an investigator and clinician at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and member of the Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation Program.
His clinical specialty is the early diagnosis and treatment of liver diseases, which include many that result in liver cancer. His research interests include chronic hepatitis C and the early diagnosis and biology of epithelial cancers. He and his research team colleagues have developed new technologies to study RNA regulation in these disease states.
Hagedorn received his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1976, and completed internship and residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition, he has completed fellowships in medical science at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health and in gastroenterology at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
Before joining Huntsman Cancer Institute, he was director of gastroenterology/hepatology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, in Kansas City, Kansas, and also served as associate director of the clinical research center at the University of Kansas Hospital. In 2006, he was elected "Top Doctors" in the greater Kansas City area by Ingram's Magazine. Dr. Hagedorn was a faculty member and Cancer Center member at Emory University for 11 years where he also served as the director of hepatology.