What exactly is the Gut Microbiome? Why is it so important to our digestive health? We asked Gastroenterologist and trustee of The American College of Gastroenterology, Dr. Neil Stollman, to take us through a little Gut Microbiome 101. Dr. Stollman shares his insights on the latest cutting edge research looking at the trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi living in–and on us, and how a better understanding of the role these organisms have on disease may someday lead to treatments for GI health conditions.
A recognized expert on the treatment of C. Difficile and Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT), diverticular disease, H pylori infection, acid reflux disease, GI bleeding, microscopic colitis, eosinophilic esophagitis and Barrett’s esophagus, Dr. Stollman cares for patients with both common and unusual digestive diseases and disorders.
Dr. Stollman is Chairman of the Division of Gastroenterology at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, and an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, in the Division of Gastroenterology, at the University of California San Francisco. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Governors for the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and serves on their Board of Trustees.
As Director of the East Bay Center for Digestive Health Research Center, Dr. Stollman conducts and publishes clinical research in the areas above, and has authored numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed research articles. He teaches frequently at national meetings as well as local hospitals and training programs.
Dr. Stollman received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed a Residency and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York, and his Fellowships in Gastroenterology and Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami School of Medicine. He lives and practices in Oakland California.