GI Pharmacology Course

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Friday, October 5
1:45 PM - 1:50 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom 2-3 (level 400)

Brooks D. Cash

Professor of Medicine
University of Texas McGovern Medical School
Houston, TX, US

Brooks D. Cash, MD, is the Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he is also a Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School. Dr. Cash served for 24 years in the United States Navy, retiring in 2013 at the rank of Captain. He was stationed primarily at Bethesda Naval Hospital and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he was Chief of Gastroenterology, Chief of Medicine, and finally Deputy Commander for Medicine at both institutions. He also holds an appointment as a Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Cash received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration (Finance) with Honors from the University of Texas in Austin. He earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, and completed his internship, residency, and gastroenterology fellowship at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Gastroenterology and a Fellow of the ACP, ACG, AGA, and ASGE. He has chaired numerous professional society committees and served as course director for national and regional ACG postgraduate courses. Dr. Cash has served on the Rome Committee for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and has authored over 150 articles and book chapters on a wide variety of gastrointestinal topics to include irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation, opioid induced constipation, colorectal cancer screening, CT colonography, acid-peptic disorders, Barrett's esophagus, medical education techniques, and evidence-based medicine. He serves as an Associate Editor for The American Journal of Gastroenterology, is an editorial board member and reviewer for multiple internal medicine and gastroenterology medical journals, and is a sought-after lecturer at national and international scientific meetings.


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William D. Chey

Nostrant Professor of Gastroenterology & Nutrition, University of Michigan; Director, GI Physiology Lab
Michigan Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI, US

Dr. William Chey received his BA degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and medical degree and training in internal medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Following fellowship, Dr Chey has remained at the University of Michigan, where he is currently the Timothy T. Nostrant Collegiate Professor of Gastroenterology, Director, GI Physiology Laboratory, Co-Director, Michigan Bowel Control Program, and Director, GI Nutrition and Lifestyle Program. He was awarded a joint appointment in the Department of Nutrition Sciences in 2015. His research interests focus on the diagnosis and treatment of functional bowel disorders, acid-related disorders, and H. pylori infection. He is a medical innovator and holds 4 patents. He co-founded "My Total Health," a company developing novel health information technology solutions for persons with GI problems. Dr. Chey has authored more than 300 manuscripts, reviews, chapters, and books. He served as Co-editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Gastroenterology from 2010-2015. Dr. Chey is a member of ACG's Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors of the Rome Foundation. In 2014, Dr. Chey was inducted into the Clinical Excellence Society of the Department of Medicine, received the Dean's Outstanding Clinician Award, and was inducted into the League of Research Excellence at the University of Michigan. In 2015, he was inducted into the League of Clinical Excellence at UM and received the Distinguished Clinician Award from the American Gastroenterological Association.


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