Registries & Studies

It can take more than 10 years for a new device to reach the patient’s bedside. That’s too long for patients to wait for innovations that could change lives. That’s why AGA began working as a neutral, objective broker to establish clinical research studies. Through this initiative, AGA collects important data to assess the value of new technologies and procedures on patient care. Ultimately, the data AGA collects will support the approval, coverage and adoption of new technologies that demonstrate promise and merit.

Current Registry

FMT Registry
Focused on fecal microbiota transplantation.

An initiative of the AGA Center for Gut Microbiome Research & Education.


Upcoming Registry


Endoscopic Suturing Registry

Registry to track and evaluate patient outcomes after procedures done with Apollo Endosurgery’s OverStitch™ Endoscopic Suturing System.

An initiative of the AGA Center for GI Innovation & Technology.


aga registry services

Protocol Development

This service begins with a concept. AGA will bring together a team of expert members in a specific content area to develop the concept into an operational protocol.

Protocol Implementation

This service begins with an approved protocol. AGA will operationalize the registry, including contracting and initiating sites, submitting and receiving IRB approvals, design and launch of an electronic data capture system, remote data verification, and analysis.


How to Get Invloved



There are several ways you can get involved with AGA's registry initiative:
  • Participate as a research study site.
  • Serve as a national primary investigator or sub-investigator.
  • Serve on a data safety monitoring board.
  • Serve on a registry publications committee.
  • Serve on the AGA Registry Oversight Subcommittee.
  • Suggest registry topics to be explored.

Contact: Sonya Serra, senior director of registry development and integrity



Find a site participating in an AGA registry.

You can view current AGA registry sites using the links below. You or your doctor can contact the participating sites to learn more about enrolling.


Work with AGA to develop an observational research registry.

AGA can help support a company's need to obtain and gather data and evidence required by physician members, payors and regulatory agencies. 

Contact: Sonya Serra, senior director of registry development and integrity



registry oversight subcommittee

The Registry Oversight Subcommittee works to ensure that all AGA registries apply scientific rigor and good clinical practices throughout their lifespans. The subcommittee also maintains direct oversight over all of the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology observational device registries and associated activities.

Ashish Atreja, MD, MPH

Subcommittee Chair
Mount Sinai Hospital

Jason A. Dominitz, MD, MHS, FASGE, AGAF

Member at Large
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
University of Washington School of Medicine

Steven D Schwaitzberg, MD, FACS

Member at Large — SAGES Representative
The State University of New York

Sachin Wani, MD, FASGE

Member at Large
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus