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Ready for the “Jimmy Kimmel effect”?

March 21, 2018

AGA leader Dr. Christina Ha performed Jimmy Kimmel’s first colonoscopy. Here’s the clip.

In 2000, Katie Couric received a colonoscopy on live TV. Screening rates across the U.S. jumped more than 20 percent following Couric's examination, a phenomenon now thoughtfully known as the Katie Couric effect. Let’s hope for another boost now that Katie Couric encouraged her friend Jimmy Kimmel to air his first colonoscopy on TV.

Jimmy Kimmel’s colonoscopy was performed by Dr. Christina Ha of Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Ha is a current participant in the AGA Future Leaders program and member of the AGA Nominating Committee.

You can watch the clip below. Way to go, Dr. Ha! We applaud all gastroenterologists who are doing their part to increase colorectal cancer screening rates.

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