GI Pathophysiology Course

Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Food Allergy or Acid Reflux?

Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Food Allergy or Acid Reflux?

Friday, October 13
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM
Location: Valencia Ballroom BC (Level 4)

Category: Esophagus

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Nirmala Gonsalves

Associate Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL, US

Dr. Nirmala Gonsalves is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame and her medical degree at UMDNJ/Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She then came to Northwestern where she finished her training in internal medicine and Gastroenterology. Since joining the faculty in 2005, she has co-authored over 30 papers, authored 12 textbook chapters, and presented over 30 abstracts at international and national meetings that focus on eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases. She has also given over 30 grand rounds/symposium lectures on the topic of eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders at various national and international meetings. She currently serves as a steering committee member of The International Gastrointestinal Eosinophil Researchers (TIGERS) since the inception of this organization, and is a coinvestigator in CEGIR (Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Researchers which is an NIH funded consortiom in the rare diseases netwrok developed to study EGID. She has also been active in patient advocacy and serves on the medical advisory panel of the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED) and is involved with the Campaign Urging Research for Eosinophilic Disease (CURED). Her main clinical and academic interests are in eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease particularly eosinophilic esophagitis and food allergy and how it relates to the gastrointestinal system.

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