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Prof. Satish S. C. Rao University of Iowa, USA1 Talk
Satish S. C. Rao is Professor of Medicine and Director, Neurogastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Motility and Biofeeback Program at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, USA. Dr. Rao received his MD from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India, his PhD from the University of Sheffield, UK, and the Fellowship of... read morethe Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in London, UK, in 1997. He completed his training in internal medicine at several academic centers in the UK and a clinical research fellowship in gastroenterology at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, University of Sheffield, UK. Dr. Rao is one of a rare breed of academicians who has excelled as an outstanding researcher, distinguished educator and as a Master Clinician. His research interests focus on the pathophysiology and treatment of IBS, constipation and fecal incontinence and visceral pain, particularly esophageal chest pain. He has pioneered several new techniques of evaluating esophageal, gastric, colonic, and anorectal function, in particular the brain-gut axis, has received several patents and pioneered the technique of biofeedback therapy for dyssynergic defecation and is currently investigating the neurobiologic mechanisms of biofeedback therapy. He is pioneering new treatments for fructose intolerance. He has received numerous awards including the AGA-SKF Clinical Research Award, ACG Clinical Research Award and a GI/Nutrition Clinical Research Award from Central Society of Clinical Research. He is the only physician to date who has received all 3 meritorious honors from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the AGA Distinguished Clinician Award, AGA Masters Award for Outstanding Clinical Research and the AGA Distinguished Educator Award. In 2005, he also received the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Auxiliary Research Award, the highest research award from ACG, and in 2007 the ACG Novartis Motility research award for the best research paper. In 2009, he was awarded the International Foundation for Functional GI disorders Senior Clinical Investigator Award. A very productive, federally funded investigator and sought-after speaker, Dr. Rao has edited five books and has published over 250 articles and is a reviewer for major international journals. He is an astute clinician with an international reputation and has been selected as one of the "Best Doctors in America" and as America's Top Doctors. Dr. Rao is a member of several distinguished medical and research societies. He is President elect of the American Neurogastroenterology & Motility Society, and an international advisor for Royal College of Physicians, London.