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Is Your GERD Caused By Bad Gut Bugs?

Did you know there are a host of bugs living in your gut? That’s right, the gut microbiome consists of bacteria, archaea and fungi all living in your digestive tract. Researchers have published emerging data showing how the gut microbiome plays a key role in GI diseases, including those impacting the esophagus. Here to help us understand the findings and theories is Dr. David Johnson, the former President of The American College of Gastroenterology.

Dr. David A Johnson

Dr. David A Johnson is Professor of Medicine and Chief of Gastroenterology at Eastern VA School of Medicine. Despite his primary focus on the clinical practice of gastroenterology, he has published extensively in the internal medicine/gastroenterology literature, contributing over 600 articles/chapters/invited reviews and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals and books. His particular areas of expertise focus on esophageal reflux disease, gut microbiome, sleep disorders and colorectal screening.

He is a Past President of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and served the ACG previously as Governor (VA), Chair of ACG Quality Council Task Force, and member of the Educational Affairs, Publications, Constitution and Bylaws (Chair), and Nominating (Chair) committees.

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