Medicine Grand Rounds: The Brain-Gut Connection: What Happens when the Autopilot Malfunctions

August 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
LKSC Berg Hall
291 Campus Drive
Palo Alto
CA 94305
Talia Ochoa
Medicine Grand Rounds: The Brain-Gut Connection: What Happens when the Autopilot Malfunctions @ LKSC Berg Hall | Palo Alto | California | United States

Presenter: Linda Nguyen, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford University

From Dr. Nguyen’s profile:
“Food has always been a big part of my life. Imagine what life would be like if eating made you sick? Because we need food to survive and we are social creatures who revolve much of our lives around food, not being able to eat impacts physical, mental and social well-being. It is this intricate interconnection between the brain and the gut which drew me to the field of Neurogastroenterology & Motility. Disorders affecting the function of the gastrointestinal tract can lead to a variety of disorders, including gastroparesis, functional dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). My research includes understanding the role/impact of physiologic testing on clinical care, exploring novel therapies for gastroparesis and expanding the role of neuromodulation in the treatment of GI motility disorders and pain. I am also interested in understanding overlapping conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome as it relates to pathophysiology and impact on gastrointestinal symptoms and outcomes. As part of this interest, I have served on two ad-hoc committees for the National Academy of Science (Institute of Medicine): “Development of a Consensus Case Definition for Chronic Multisystem Illness in 1990-1991 Gulf War Veterans” and “Health Care Utilization and Adults with Disabilities”. I strive to improve quality of life for patients and health care providers through development of mindfulness, resilience, engagement and advocacy.

Areas of Special Interest: Gastroparesis, Chronic Nausea, Cyclic Vomiting, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Autonomic dysfunction and Brain-gut disorders”