Presenter Douglas Drossman
UNC School of Medicine
Effective communication skills to improve physician-patient relationship
- Co-chair NextGen:Health 2012
- Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at UNC School of Medicine
- Co-Director of the UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders. He has had a long-standing interest in the research and evaluation of difficult to diagnose and treat GI disorders.
- Published more than 400 books, articles and abstracts relating to epidemiology, psychosocial and quality of life assessment, design of treatment trials, and outcomes of research in GI disorders.
- President of the Rome Foundation
- Editor of Rome I, II and III, "Understanding the Irritbable Gut" and the "Clinical Algorithms for Functional GI Disorders" produced by the Rome Foundation
- Member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board, and Chair of the Awards Committee of the International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders (IFFGD)
- Founder and past chair of the Functional Brain Gut Research Group (FBG)
- Janssen Award for Clinical Research in Digestive Diseases
- Associate Editor of Gastroenterology, (2001-2006)
- MD degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1970
- Medical residency at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and New York University-Bellevue Medical Center.
- Sub-specialized in psychosocial (psychosomatic) medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine under the mentorship of Dr. George Engel from 1975 to 1976
- Specialized in gastroenterology at the University of North Carolina in from 1976 to 1978.
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