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Bryson W. Katona is an instructor of medicine in the division of
gastroenterology at the University of Pennsylvania.
The microbiome continues to be a
fascinating area with applications
not only in gastroenterology, but all
of medicine. One area of microbiome
research that has received significant
attention over the past few years
is fecal microbiota transplantation
(FMT). In this issue of The New Gastroenterologist, Olga Aroniadis and
Lawrence Brandt from Montefiore
Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine provide a fantastic
overview of FMT use for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection.
Additionally, at the end of fellowship, the nuances of coding and billing often remain a mystery to most.
This issue features a very useful
summary of the basics of coding by
Dawn Francis (Mayo Clinic – Jacksonville), which will certainly be a good
review for all gastroenterologists.
Also included is a great synopsis of
pertinent financial books for gastroenterologists by Melvin Lau (Scott
& White Healthcare/Texas A&M),
as well as coverage of the AGA Tech
Summit highlighting the important
role of innovation within our field.
The AGA-AASLD Academic Skills
Workshop is a great program de-
signed for fellows and young career
GIs who are interested in pursuing
careers in academic medicine. In this
issue, Patricia Jones (University of
Miami) and Swathi Eluri (UNC Chapel
Hill) give terrific perspectives on this
workshop from the viewpoint of an
early career faculty member and a
fellow, respectively. Lastly, there are
two additional articles that address
workplace equality and the improving
gender gap within our field as well as
the differing working environments
for physicians in different states.
In addition to the content of The
New Gastroenterologist being delivered in print every quarter with GI &
Hepatology News, it is also available
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for future topics, or are interested in
contributing an article to The New
Gastroenterologist, please contact me
(bryson. firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Ryan Farrell ( email@example.com).
Bryson W. Katona, MD, PhD
Editor in Chief
Editor in Chief
Bryson W. Katona, M.D., Ph.D.
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