Glen Lehman (Author photo 1, Author photo 2, Author photo 3, Author photo 4, Author photo 5, Author photo 6, Author photo 7, Author photo 8, Author photo 9, Author photo 10, Author photo 11, Author photo 12, Author photo 13, Author photo 14; Video 1, available online at www.VideoGIE.org) was born at home on a farm near Geneva, Indiana (named after the Swiss counterpart), to Swiss parents. Crop and dairy farming supported 6 children, who all graduated from college. Glen graduated in the top 1% of his class with his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1968. After completing an internship at Duke University, he returned to Indiana for a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Indiana University Medical Center.
His international experiences began in 1967 with a 3-month volunteer medical assistance interval in Bolivia. This experience inspired the establishment of small-group endoscopic training at Indiana University by inviting observer trainees into the endoscopy suite for “up close” observation and interaction. Glen has participated in live endoscopy demonstrations on 6 continents. He served as a major in the U.S. Army at Brooke Army Medical Center from 1972 to 1974.
Glen joined the faculty of the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1974 and is now Professor of Medicine and Radiology in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. His clinical practice and research has focused on endoscopy, especially ERCP and gastroesophageal reflux. As an internationally recognized leader in his field, he pioneered several techniques and practices in ERCP and was one of the first to perform the endoscopic antireflux procedure. He has taught U.S. and international fellows in gastroenterology for more than 40 years. Glen is active in several professional organizations, including the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He has published numerous book chapters, articles, and abstracts, and he was a frequent lecturer nationally and internationally.
Glen was the 1996 recipient of the Rudolf Schindler Award, the most prestigious award presented by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. The Glen A. Lehman Senior Chair, the most prestigious and permanent faculty endowment in gastroenterology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, was established in 2004 in recognition of Glen’s compassion, dedication, and contributions to his field. The Glen Lehman Endoscopy Center was named in Glen’s honor at Indiana University Health Hospital in January 2012.
Glen emphasizes the importance of teamwork. Over his career, numerous colleagues have been outstanding contributors in the field of gastroenterology and endoscopy, including Rob Hawes, Doug Rex, Stuart Sherman, Evan Fogel, John Dewitt, and many others. One key to this success has been associating with bright people who lift the team to the top. Glen wishes to say thanks to the numerous friends, colleagues, industry associates, mentors, and others for helping to make this a very rewarding lifetime.
Glen and his wife, Lana, have been married for 43 years. They have 2 married daughters, Kristin, who has boy and girl twins born in 2010, and Andrea, who has a boy born in 2016.
Glen is a long-standing season ticket holder for Indiana University basketball and the Indianapolis Colts. He enjoys outdoor sports, especially hunting and fly-fishing.
The author disclosed no financial relationships relevant to this publication.
- Video 1
Interview with Dr Glen A. Lehman.
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