Douglas Drossman, MD

Douglas Drossman, MD

Gastroenterology Chapel Hill, NC

President Drossman Center for Education and Practice of Biopsychosocial Care LLC and Drossman Gastroenterology PLLC; Co-Director Emeritus UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders


Office Address

  • Drossman Gastroenterology
    55 Vilcom Center Drive Boyd Hall, Suite 110
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    Phone: (919) 929-7990

Douglas Drossman, MD

Gastroenterology Chapel Hill, NC

President Drossman Center for Education and Practice of Biopsychosocial Care LLC and Drossman Gastroenterology PLLC; Co-Director Emeritus UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders

Summary

  • I am a board certified gastroenterologist with joint training in psychiatry (psychosomatic medicine) focusing on brain-gut interactions in research, teaching and patient care. Throughout my professional career I have been committed to improving patient care within my practice of Gastroenterology, with training in communication skills (to improve the patient-doctor relationship) and research and educational expertise in mind-body illnesses and brain gut interactions. I have served in many roles at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Medical Center and elsewhere (CV and biosketch available). I have been a leader and organizer of several organizations, founder and now president of the Rome Foundation, founder and former head of the Functional Brain-Gut Research Group of the American Gastroenterology Association as well as founder and co-director of the UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders. I was a charter fellow of the American Academy of Communication in HealthCare, and am on the Board of Directors and Scientific Chair of the International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders, a patient advocacy group. I have received over $15 million in research grants and have presented the research through peer reviewed scholarly publications and at international scientific fora. For decades my clinical practice has attracted referrals of patients with the most complex and difficult to diagnose and treat functional GI disorders. I have used modern methods to educate physicians in these skills through on site preceptorships, interactive video presentations, training workshops, digitally based programs, and I have also educated patients through books and articles, news media and TV shows. These experiences have irrevocably led to my recent decision to focus on teaching clinicians to improve their dialog with patients in order to help reverse the failing health care system. Thus I have formed a specialty practice and an educational program as below.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Gastroenterology: General Gastroenterology
  • Clinical Interests: IBS and Functional GI Disorders; Functional Dyspepsia; inflammatory Bowel Disease; Chronic abdominal Pain; Chronic Constipation

Education & Medical Training

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva UniversityAlbert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
  • University of North Carolina HospitalsUniversity of North Carolina Hospitals
  • University of RochesterUniversity of Rochester

Certifications & Licensure

  • NC State Medical LicenseNC State Medical License1976 - 2015
  • American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine, 1973
  • American Board of Internal MedicineGastroenterology, 1979

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
  • David Sun AwardAmerican College of Gastroenterology, 2012
  • American Journal of Gastroenterology AwardAmerican College of Gastroenterology, 2011

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Grant Support

  • Prevalence Of EGG Abnormalities In The Functional GI DisordersNational Center For Research Resources
    2007 - 2008
  • Effect Of Low Carbohydrate Diet On Symptoms Of IBS: A Prospective Pilot StudyNational Center For Research Resources
    2007 - 2008
  • Dexloxiglumide 200 MG Tid In Female Patients With Constipation-Predom IBSNational Center For Research Resources
    2004 - 2004
  • Alosetron In Subjects With Non-Ulcer DyspepsiaNational Center For Research Resources
    2000 - 2000
  • Sb-207266-A In Irritable Bowel Syndrome W/ HIV InfectionNational Center For Research Resources
    2000 - 2000
  • Cilansetron In Non-Constipated PTS W/ Irritable Bowel SyndromeNational Center For Research Resources
    2000 - 2000
  • SB 207266 A W/Placebo In Treatment Of Irritable Bowel SyndromeNational Center For Research Resources
    1999 - 2002
  • Long Term Use Of Alosetron In Subjects W/ Irritable Bowel SyndromeNational Center For Research Resources
    1999 - 2002
  • Clinical Trial Of OPC 12759 For Treatment Of NON Ulcer DyspepsiaNational Center For Research Resources
    1999 - 2002
  • Alosetron In Female Subjects W/ Irritable Bowel SyndromeNational Center For Research Resources
    1999 - 2002
  • Alosetron For Anxiety In Females W/ Irritable Bowel SyndromeNational Center For Research Resources
    1999 - 2002
  • Study Of Controlled Release Darifenacine In Treatment Of IBSNational Center For Research Resources
    1998 - 2002
  • Sb-277266-A Placebo In Patients With Irritable Bowel SyndromeNational Center For Research Resources
    1997 - 1999
  • Double Blind Placebo Controlled Study Of Fedotozine In Irritable Bowel SyndromeNational Center For Research Resources
    1997 - 1999
  • Multicenter Trial Of Functional Bowel DisordersNational Center For Research Resources
    1997 - 2002
  • Multicenter Trial Of Functional Bowel DisordersNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
    1995 - 2001
  • Comparison Of Librax And Its Components On Psychosocial Function In IBSNational Center For Research Resources
    1995 - 1995
  • Abuse/Psychosocial Factors In Patients With Gastrointestinal DisordersNational Center For Research Resources
    1995 - 1995
  • Abuse/Psychosocial Factors In Patients With GI DisordersNational Institute Of Mental Health
    1991 - 1994
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Characterizing The PatientNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
    1987 - 1987
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Characterizing The PatientNat Inst Of Arthritis, Diabetes, Digestive &Kidney Diseases
    1985 - 1985

Professional Memberships"

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • BCBS Blue Card PPO

Medical Groups

  • Drossman Gastroenterology
  • UNC
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