World Congress at ACG2017

Breakfast C: Obesity

Obesity and Disease

Monday, October 16
6:50 AM - 7:10 AM
Location: W311E (Level 3)

Category: Obesity

Learning Objectives:

Amy E. Foxx-Orenstein

Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, Arizona

Dr. Amy E. Foxx-Orenstein completed Fellowships in Gastroenterology, Nutrition, and Therapeutic Endoscopy at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, VA. She became the first female faculty member of the GI division. At VCU she collaborated with colleagues in basic science, studying smooth muscle physiology in effort to characterize mechanisms of the peristaltic reflex. This interest in motility led her to Rochester, Minnesota to work at the Mayo Clinic, where functional and motility clinical science research experience expanded to include obesity. As a member of the American College of Gastroenterology from fellowship, often engaged in meaningful committee work, she was elected to serve as its President in 2007. The College created obesity abstract awards, a Women in Leadership program, and held the first symposium on Obesity and GI in 2008. In 2010 she moved to Mayo Clinic Arizona for continued colleagiality and the ubiquitous sunshine. She was awarded Department of Medicine Innovator of the Year for a patented device to treat difficult constipation. She is currently Co-Director of Motility, Director of Constipation and Pelvic Floor Program, and Program Director and Research Program Director of the Ken and Linda Morris Weight and Wellness Solutions Program. Her clinical and research interests include but are not limited to obesity, pelvic floor disorders, constipation, fecal incontinence, functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, and gut microbiota. She has authored numerous articles, abstracts, and book chapters, as well as holding editorial responsibilities on GI journals. She is a member in good standing of many GI Societies, and honored to be so. The greatest gift is to give back.


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