2016-04-28 15:02:10 UTC

Achalasia and Esophageal Motility Disorders

Chicago, IL.




Review of treatments Achalasia and Esophageal Mobility:

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About the Instructors

John E. Pandolfino, MD, MSCI, AGAF

Currently, I am a Professor of Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Northwestern Medicine.  My career is focused on clinical and physiologic research of esophageal diseases with 75% of my time spent on research and 25% on clinical duties.  I am currently NIH funded to study the pathogenesis of GERD and Dysphagia and I am also interested in the development of new technologies to investigate swallowing disorders.  In addition, I have been the primary investigator on a number of Industry funded projects ranging from investigator initiated physiologic studies on the “acid pocket” to clinical trials involving new antisecretory medications and medical devices (Phase III and IV).

My research is divided equally between the study of the pathogenesis of GERD focusing on abnormal acid exposure patterns and the physiology of the esophagogastric junction.  In addition, I have an interest in both developing and refining diagnostic techniques in GERD, specifically pH monitoring and manometry.

My current clinical practice focuses on refractory GERD and esophageal motor diseases.  Currently, I am the director of the Motility lab at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and I also perform a substantial amount of In-patient consultation at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.  I have an additional clinical interest in the management of GI bleeding and iatrogenic complications.

My current administrative responsibilities are Division Chief and Director of the Esophageal Center.

Throughout my career, I have been involved with multiple national professional organizations, such as, the American Gastroenterology Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility and the International Society of Diseases of the Esophagus. 

My current editorial responsibilities are:

•Editor: Diseases of the Esophagus

•Editorial Board

•American Journal of Gastroenterology


•Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

•Ad Hoc Reviewer


•Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics

•Archives of Internal Medicine

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