Bachelors: George Washington University
Masters: Pharmacology-Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Medical & Residency: George Washington University
GI Residency: Duke University
Dr. John Affronti was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Atlanta Ga. as well as Springfield Va. a suburb of Washington D.C.
While at George Washington University, he volunteered his services for free clinics as well as assisted with the care of numerous dignitaries in the D.C. area.
Subsequently he was invited to do his GI fellowship at Duke where he conducted experiments involving shockwave lithotripsy and its application toward GI disorders. He also developed an expertise in treating biliary and pancreatic disorders under the supervision of Dr. Cotton and Dr. Baillie who are world renowned in this field. His training also included an apprenticeship under Dr. Leung at the Prince of Whales Hospital in Hong Kong.
Dr. Affronti was asked to stay on at Duke Medical Center as an Assistant Professor where he started and was director of the endoscopic ultrasound program. He also traveled to Saudi Arabia as a consultant in the liver transplant program at the King Faisal Hospital in Riyadh.
Dr. Affronti was then recruited to become Director of Endoscopy at The Univ. of Florida, Jacksonville Campus. While there, he was asked to be acting chief of gastroenterology and set up the first endoscopic ultrasound program at that institution. In addition he started an off-campus sub-specialty outpatient clinic in gastroenterology for the Univ. of Florida.
He then became Director of Endoscopy at Emory Univ. Hospital where he was promoted to Associate Professor. He also initiated and was the director of the Biliary Pancreatic health service there.
In 2007 he was promoted to Professor of Medicine and The Director of Advanced Endoscopy at Loyola Univ. of Chicago.
In 2013 he was recruited by the Medical College of Georgia to develop the advanced endoscopy program in the new Digestive Health Center being built there. As Director of the Advanced Endoscopy & Gastro-intestinal Services (A.E.G.I.S.), he also started the Multidisciplinary Pancreas and Bile Duct Group there.
Dr. Affronti was invited to join the faculty at Tulane in 2016 as Clinical Chief. His responsibilities include overseeing the clinical activities of the GI Division including the endoscopy & advanced endoscopy services.