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Douglas G. Adler M.D.
Rad M. Agrawal, M.D.
Theodore Bayless, M.D.
Henry J. Binder, M.D.
H. Worth Boyce, Jr., M.D.
Lawrence J. Brandt, M.D.
R. Keith Campbell, R.Ph.
William D. Carey, M.D.
Donald O. Castell, M.D.
Murray H. Cohen, D.O.
T.S. Dharmarajan, M.D.
Anthony DiMarino, M.D.
Jack A. Di Palma, M.D.

George E. Dukes, Pharm.D.
Dayna Early, M.D.
Gerald Friedman, M.D.
Sabine Hazan, M.D.
Jorge L. Herrera, M.D.
Seymour Katz, M.D.
Justin T. Kupec, M.D.
John M. Levey, M.D.
Uma Mahadevan M.D.
Richard W. McCallum, M
Denis M. McCarthy, M.D.
George W. Meyer, M.D.
Sam A. Nixon, M.D.
Kevin W. Olden, M.D.

Melissa Palmer, M.D.
Henry P. Parkman, M.D.
C.S. Pitchumoni, M.D.
John F. Pohl, M.D.
Carol Rees Parrish, M.S.,
R.D. Andrew K. Roorda, M.D.
David B. Sachar, M.D.
Melvin Schapiro, M.D.
Neha D. Shah, M.P.H., R.D.,
C.N.S.C., C.H.E.S.
Jerome H. Siegel, M.D.
Uma Sundaram, M.D.
Jorge Valenzuela, M.D.
Jon A. Vanderhoof, M.D.
Arnold Wald, M.D.
Elizabeth Wall, M.S., R.D.N.-A.P.,


Douglas G. Adler M.D. Frontiers in Endoscopy
Rad M. Agrawal, M.D. Diseases of the Biliary Tract Diseases of the Pancreas Liver Disorders
Lawrence J. Brandt, M.D. GI Disease in the Elderly
D.O. Castell, M.D. GERD in the 21st Century
T.S. Dharmarajan, M.D. and C.S. Pitchumoni, M.D. Geriatric Gastroenterology
Jack A. Di Palma, M.D. Foodborne Illness
Dayna Early, M.D. Sex-Based Differences in Gastroenterology
Sabine Hazan, M.D. The Microbiome and Disease
Muralidhar Jatla, M.D. and Ritu Verma, M.D. Celiac Disease: A Comprehensive Review and Update
Seymour Katz, M.D. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Practical Approach
Justin T. Kupec, M.D. Case Reports
Uma Mahadevan M.D. Dispatches from the GUILD Conference
Richard W. McCallum, M.D. The Clinical Spectrum of Gastrointestinal Motility and Functional Bowel Disorders for the Practitioner
Kevin W. Olden, M.D. Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Melissa Palmer, M.D. Hepatitis C: A New Era of Treatment
Henry P. Parkman, M.D. G.I. Motility: A Series from the American Motility Society
Neha D. Shah, MPH, RD, CNSC, CHES, Series Editor: Nutrition Reviews in Gastroenterology
Elizabeth Wall, MS, RDN-AP, CNSC, Series Editor: Nutrition Reviews in Gastroenterology
C.S. Pitchumoni, M.D. Epidemiology of Gastrointestinal Cancers
Andrew K. Roorda, M.D. Endoscopy: Opening New Eyes
Melvin Schapiro, M.D. Practical Approaches to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Colorectal Cancer
Uma Sundaram, M.D. Original Research


Murray H. Cohen, D.O. From the Literature
C.S. Pitchumoni, M.D. and Rad M. Agrawal, M.D. Fellows’ Corner
John F. Pohl, M.D. Book Reviews and From the Pediatric Literature
Jerome H. Siegel, M.D. Practical Endoscopy