David A. Ahlquist, M.D.

  1. Internist
  2. Gastroenterologist

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
  1. Diarrhea
  2. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors
  1. Fecal occult blood test
  2. Stool culture test
  • GI cancer
  • Molecular detection and prevention of GI cancer
  • Stool markers for gastrointestinal disease
  • Occult gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Diarrhea
  1. 1983
    Fellow - Trainee in GastroenterologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1982
    FellowNational Institutes of Health
  3. 1981
    ResidentMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1977
    MDMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 1973
    BAUniversity of Minnesota
  6. 1970
    OtherLuther College

Certifications

  1. 1983
    GastroenterologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 1980
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    William Beaumont PrizeAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  2. 2015
    Judd-Plummer LecturerMayo Clinic
  3. 2014
    Mayo Clinic Investigator of the Year AwardMayo Clinic
  4. 2013
    Research Career Achievement AwardDepartment of Internal Medicine
  5. 2012
    Carol M. Gatton Professorship of Digestive Diseases Research Honoring Peter Carryer, M.D.Named Professorship Committee - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Committees
  6. 2012
    Clinical Collaborator AwardDepartment of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  7. 2012
    Sadie Gerson Distinguished Visiting ScholarUniversity of Pittsburgh
  8. 2011
    Business Partner of the Year 2011Ability Building Center, Inc.
  9. 2009
    Internal Named ProfessorMayo Clinic
  10. 2008
    Exemplar of Translational ResearchNational Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  11. 2008
    Discovery Translation Program AwardMayo Clinic
  12. 2003
    Whitney E. and Elizabeth S. MacMillan Management ScholarMayo Clinic
  13. 2001
    Department of Medicine Landmark Contribution to the Literature AwardMayo Clinic
  14. 2001
    Honorary MemberChilean Medical Society
  15. 1999
    Best Doctors in AmericaAwarding Organization
  16. 1985
    Career Development AwardNational Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  17. 1983
    J. Arnold Bargen Award, Outstanding Fellow in GastroenterologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  18. 1982
    Eugenie M. Boltz Teaching and Research Scholarship for Outstanding in Achievement in GastroenterologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  19. 1981
    Travel Award, Outstanding Resident in Internal MedicineMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  20. 1976
    Gip A. Hudson Excellence of Research Award, First PlaceNational Student Research Forum
  21. 1973
    Summa Cum LaudeUniversity of Minnesota
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Professional memberships

  1. 2015
    ModeratorDigestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association
  2. 2011 - 2013
    President-ElectAlumni Association, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  3. 2011 - 2012
    Meet-the-ProfessorDigestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association
  4. 2011
    MemberDirector Search Committee, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine
  5. 2011
    Scientific Session ModeratorDigestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association
  6. 2011 - present
    Executive Committee MemberMicrobiome Core, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine
  7. 2011 - present
    Executive Committee MemberEpigenomics Core, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine
  8. 2010
    GI SPORE AdvisorCase Western Medical Center
  9. 2010
    Off-Site ReviewerNational Institutes of Health
  10. 2009
    GI SPORE AdvisorCase Western Medical Center
  11. 2009
    AdvisorColorectal Screening Guidelines, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  12. 2009
    MemberNational Institutes of Health
  13. 2009
    MemberTechnical Expert Panel, National Institutes of Health
  14. 2009 - present
    Chief Scientific AdvisorEXACT Sciences
  15. 2007
    Meet-the-ProfessorDigestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association
  16. 2005 - 2006
    MemberMayo Clinic Research Advisory Group, Mayo Clinic Committees
  17. 2005
    Invited Commentator for key abstractsAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  18. 2004 - 2006
    Executive Committee MemberResearch Theme Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  19. 2004 - 2006
    MemberResearch Theme Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  20. 2004
    Past PresidentOfficers & Councilors of Staff - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  21. 2004
    State of the Art SpeakerAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  22. 2004
    Postgraduate Course SpeakerAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  23. 2004
    MemberWorkshop On Virtual Colonoscopy, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  24. 2004 - present
    MemberOrganisation Mondiale D'Endoscopie Digestive
  25. 2003 - 2007
    Scientific Session ModeratorDigestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association
  26. 2003 - 2006
    ChairDevelopment Committee, Department of Development
  27. 2003 - 2006
    MemberRobert and Arlene Kogod Program on Aging, Department of Internal Medicine
  28. 2003 - 2006
    MemberMayo Named Professor Selection Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  29. 2003
    PresidentOfficers & Councilors of Staff - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  30. 2003 - present
    MemberOccidental Petroleum Nobel Laureate Lectureship Series Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  31. 2002 - 2003
    MemberAdministrative Committee of the Board of Governors, Board of Governors, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  32. 2002
    President-ElectOfficers & Councilors of Staff - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  33. 2002
    Workshop ReviewerAmerican Cancer Society
  34. 2002
    Off-Site ReviewerItalian National Health Institute
  35. 2002
    State of the Art SpeakerAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  36. 2001 - 2006
    MemberOperations and Management Committee, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Committees, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  37. 2001 - 2006
    MemberImaging Program, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  38. 2001
    Co-ChairBusiness Plan Task Force, Department of Development
  39. 2001
    Workshop LeaderNational Institutes of Health
  40. 2001
    Meet-the-ProfessorDigestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association
  41. 2001
    Work GroupAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  42. 2001 - present
    Council MemberAmerican Association for Cancer Research
  43. 2001 - present
    Council MemberMinnesota Consortium on Colorectal Cancer Screening Prevention, American Cancer Society
  44. 2001 - present
    MemberMinnesota Consortium on Colorectal Cancer Screening Prevention, American Cancer Society
  45. 2000
    Meet-the-ProfessorDigestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association
  46. 2000
    Postgraduate Course SpeakerAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  47. 2000
    MemberColorectal Cancer Progress Review Group Roundtable, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  48. 2000
    MemberRoundtable on Colorectal Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  49. 2000
    MemberTask Force on Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines, American Cancer Society
  50. 2000 - present
    MemberAmerican Cancer Society
  51. 1999 - 2006
    MemberDevelopment Committee, Department of Development
  52. 1999 - 2003
    MemberDevelopment Policy Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  53. 1999
    Advisory Panel MemberColorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines for State of Israel
  54. 1999
    MemberColorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines for State of Israel
  55. 1998 - 2001
    Scientific Session ModeratorDigestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association
  56. 1998 - 2001
    MemberNominating Committee, Oncology Section, American Gastroenterological Association
  57. 1998
    Off-Site ReviewerNational Institutes of Health
  58. 1998
    MemberChiron
  59. 1998
    MemberWorkshop on Stool Tumor Markers, Chiron
  60. 1997 - 2006
    MemberAdvisory Committee, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  61. 1997 - 2000
    MemberPublic Affairs Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  62. 1996 - 1999
    MemberMedical Industry Relations Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  63. 1996
    Off-Site ReviewerNational Institutes of Health
  64. 1996
    Scientific Session ModeratorDigestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association
  65. 1995 - 2006
    MemberMayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  66. 1995 - 1999
    ChairLGI Tumor Group, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  67. 1995 - 1999
    MemberLGI Tumor Group, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  68. 1995 - 1999
    MemberLGI Leadership Committee, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  69. 1995 - 1999
    MemberLGI Prevention, Detection, Control Committee, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  70. 1995
    Scientific Session ModeratorDigestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association
  71. 1995
    Meet-the-InvestigatorDigestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association
  72. 1995
    MemberNational Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  73. 1995
    MemberWorkshop On Virtual Colonoscopy, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  74. 1994 - 2002
    DirectorColorectal Neoplasia Group, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  75. 1994 - 2000
    MemberNational Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  76. 1994
    Site Visit ReviewerNational Institutes of Health
  77. 1994
    Section ChairInternational Workshop on Colorectal Cancer Screening, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  78. 1994
    Panel MemberInternational Workshop on Colorectal Cancer Screening, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  79. 1994
    Meet-the-ProfessorDigestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association
  80. 1994
    MemberInternational Workshop on Colorectal Cancer Screening, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  81. 1994 - present
    MemberColorectal Neoplasia Group, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  82. 1993 - 1999
    MemberGI Executive Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  83. 1993 - 1999
    MemberGI Subspecialty Clinic Directors Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  84. 1993 - 1997
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  85. 1993 - 1994
    MemberAd Hoc Committee on Fecal Blood Testing, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  86. 1993 - 1994
    ChairColorectal Cancer Section, International Cancer Congress
  87. 1993 - 1994
    Invited ConsultantCenters for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  88. 1993 - 1994
    MemberCenters for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  89. 1993 - 1994
    MemberInternational Cancer Congress
  90. 1993 - 1994
    MemberAd Hoc Committee on Communications, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  91. 1993 - 1994
    MemberEvaluate the pandemic occult GI bleeding in Yupik Eskimos, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  92. 1993
    Site Visit ReviewerNational Institutes of Health
  93. 1992 - 1994
    MemberGI Endoscopy Research, GI Procedures, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  94. 1992 - 1993
    MemberNational Program Planning Committee, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  95. 1992
    Scientific Session ModeratorDigestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association
  96. 1992
    Meet-the-ProfessorDigestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association
  97. 1992 - present
    MemberOncology Section, American Gastroenterological Association
  98. 1991
    Off-Site ReviewerNational Institutes of Health
  99. 1990 - 1992
    MemberResearch Committee, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  100. 1990 - 1991
    MemberMeal Policy Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  101. 1990 - 1991
    MemberPension and Benefits Committee, Benefits Coordinating Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  102. 1990
    Meet-the-ProfessorDigestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association
  103. 1990 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  104. 1989 - 2003
    MemberGI Oncology Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  105. 1989 - 2003
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  106. 1989 - 2002
    MemberGI Research Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  107. 1989 - 1991
    DirectorGI Endoscopy Group, GI Procedures, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  108. 1989 - 1991
    Councilor Under 40Officers & Councilors of Staff - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  109. 1989 - 1991
    MemberGI Recruitment Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  110. 1989 - 1991
    MemberSubcommittee on Subspecialty Training, Department of Internal Medicine
  111. 1989 - present
    MemberGI Procedures, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  112. 1988 - 2000
    MemberDigestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association
  113. 1988 - 1991
    MemberDevelopment Liaison Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  114. 1988
    Scientific Session ModeratorDigestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association
  115. 1988 - present
    MemberAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  116. 1987 - 1991
    MemberGI Administrative Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  117. 1987
    Site Visit ReviewerNational Institutes of Health
  118. 1986 - 1991
    MemberGI Training Program Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  119. 1986 - 1989
    DirectorGI Training Program Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  120. 1986 - 1987
    SecretaryUpper Midwest Endoscopy Society
  121. 1986 - 1987
    MemberUpper Midwest Endoscopy Society
  122. 1985 - 2001
    MemberLaser Endoscopy Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  123. 1985 - 1990
    MemberGI Equipment Committee, GI Procedures, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  124. 1985 - 1989
    MemberGI Education Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  125. 1985 - 1987
    HeadLaser Endoscopy Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  126. 1983 - present
    MemberDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  127. 1979 - 1981
    PresidentAlumni Association, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  128. 1979 - present
    MemberAlumni Association, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  129.  
    Advisory Board MemberRobert and Arlene Kogod Program on Aging, Department of Internal Medicine
  130.  
    MemberDepartment of Internal Medicine
  131.  
    Alumni Association, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  132.  
    MemberMayo Research Society, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  133.  
    MemberDepartment of Medical Genetics
  134.  
    MemberDivision of Epidemiology, Department of Health Sciences Research
  135.  
    MemberDepartment of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology
  136.  
    Committee MemberOrganisation Mondiale D'Endoscopie Digestive
  137.  
    TechnicianAgency for HealthCare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  138.  
    MemberInternational Photodynamic Association
  139.  
    MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  140.  
    MemberAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
  141.  
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  142.  
    MemberMinnesota Gut Club, American College of Gastroenterology
  143.  
    MemberAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  144.  
    MemberNorth Central Cancer Treatment Group
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Publications

Research activities

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