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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

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

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.

Dr. Drossman's Clinical Specialties & Interests

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

Dr. Drossman's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • PresidentRome Foundation
    International Non-Profit dedicated to education and research to help patients with functional GI disorders
  • Adjunct Professor of Medicine and PsychiatryUniversity of North Carolina
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • PresidentDrossmanCare
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Program for teaching clinicians and patients communication skills to enhance the provider - patient relationship
  • Professor of Medicine and PsychaitryUniversity of North Carolina
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • Associate Professor of Medicine and PsychiatryUniversity of North Carolina
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine and PsychiatryUniversity of North Carolina
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • Instructor in MedicineUniversity of North Carolina
    Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. Drossman's Education & Medical Training

  • University of North Carolina HospitalsUniversity of North Carolina HospitalsFellowship
  • University of RochesterUniversity of RochesterFellowship
  • University of RochesterUniversity of RochesterResidency, Internal Medicine
  • University of North Carolina HospitalsUniversity of North Carolina HospitalsResidency, Internal Medicine
  • University of North Carolina HospitalsUniversity of North Carolina HospitalsInternship, Internal Medicine
  • A Einstein Coll of Med of Yeshiva UnivAlbert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva UniversityMedical School

Dr. Drossman's Certifications & Licensure

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

Dr. Drossman's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • American College of GastroenterologyDavid Sun AwardAmerican College of Gastroenterology, 2012
  • American College of GastroenterologyAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology AwardAmerican College of Gastroenterology, 2011
  • Institue of Medicine Committees on Gulf War and Health2008, 2010, 2012
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Dr. Drossman's Clinical Trials

Dr. Drossman's Publications & Presentations

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Grant Support

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

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  • BCBS Blue Card PPO

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  • Drossman Gastroenterology
  • UNC

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