On Demand: Optimizing the Diagnosis and Management of IBS

Aug 23, 2018 01:15pm -
Aug 23, 2018 02:15pm

Event Type: Online CME

Speaker Information

Dr. Drossman received his M.D. degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and subspecialized in biopsychosocial (psychosomatic) medicine and Gastroenterology.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Master of the American College of Gastroenterology, on the Board of Directors of the International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders (IFFGD) (www.iffgd.org), and Past-President of the American Psychosomatic Society (1997).

Dr. Drossman has founded multiple organizations to advance patient-centered education and treatment of IBS:

  • UNC Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders, founder
  • The Rome Foundation, founder, chair and Senior Editor of the Rome I, II, III, and IV textbooks. (www.theromefoundation.org)
  • Drossman Center for the Education and Practice of Biopsychosocial Care, founder. Physicians are trained in relationship-centered biopsychosocial care with emphasis on communication skills and enhancing the patient-doctor relationship. (www.drossmancenter.com)

In his gastroenterology practice, Dr. Drossman receives referrals nationally to consult or manage the care of difficult-to-diagnose and -treat patients with functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders.  (www.drossmangastroenterology.com)

Dr. Drossman has written over 500 articles and book chapters, serves on six editorial and advisory boards, was Associate Editor of the journal Gastroenterology and was the Gastroenterology Section Editor of the Merck Manual for 17 years.

His research relates to the clinical, epidemiological, psychosocial and treatment aspects of gastrointestinal disorders, and he has been principal investigator in several federally-funded epidemiological, outcomes, and abuse grants, including brain imaging in IBS.



Meghan Huff received her Master’s in PA studies from Seton Hall University in May 2015. After graduating, Meghan spent 18 months working as a PA in a private Pediatrics practice in Danbury, CT. She then moved to Chapel Hill, NC with her husband, where she joined Drossman Gastroenterology, a specialty practice that focuses on difficult-to-diagnose and -manage patients primarily with Functional GI Disorders. Within this practice, Meghan participates in all clinic visits and coordinates medication prescriptions, pre-authorizations, and communicates with patients through phone calls and email messages to maintain their care in a timely fashion. She is a proud member of the AAPA, and recently participated in a Medical Crossfire CME webinar addressing the diagnosis and treatment of IBS.