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Dodds Donner Lecture: The Patient With Dysphagia: In The Future, Who Will Take Ownership?

Dodds Donner Lecture: The Patient With Dysphagia-In the Future, Who Will Take Ownership?

Joel Richter, MD

Saturday, March 9, 2019, 8:00-8:45 a.m.

After this presentation, attendees will be able to: 

  • Review the current modalities available to evaluate patients with dysphagia.
  • Discuss a holistic approach where the modified barium swallow and esophageal sweep in combination become initial dysphagia screening test.
  • Review the advantages, limitations and barriers to this "modern" barium swallow. 

 


 

 Joel Richter, MD

Joel E. Richter, MD, is currently Professor of Medicine and the Hugh F. Culverhouse Chair for Esophagology at the University of South Florida in Tampa.  Joining the faculty in September 2011, he is also Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition and Director, Joy McCann Culverhouse Center for Swallowing Disorders. He received his MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas. He completed his internship at the Naval Regional Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He went on to complete his residency in medicine and fellowship in medicine (gastroenterology) at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Among past academic appointments, Dr. Richter was chairman, Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, for 10 years and Chairman of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA for 7 years.

 

Dr. Richter is past president of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and served as director, ACG, Institute for Clinical Research and Education from 1995 to 2004. He is the recipient of several awards for his work in digestive diseases, including the Berk/Fise Lifetime Clinical Achievement Award from ACG, Joseph B. Kirsner Award in Gastroenterology (2000), the Janssen Award in Gastroenterology for Clinical Research in Digestive Diseases (2001), and The Samuel Weiss Award for Outstanding Service to the ACG (2001). From 2002 to 2003, he served as president of the World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus. He was co-editor in chief for the American Journal of Gastroenterology from 2003-2009. He was named to the Best Doctors in America for gastroenterology multiple times.

 

Dr. Richter is the author or coauthor of more than 600 articles including 333 original papers, 144 editorials/reviews, 15 books, and 188 book chapters. He and Don Castell are the editors of the new 5th Edition of The Esophagus.  His research interests include gastroesophageal reflux disease, achalasia, Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal chest pain and eosinophilic esophagitis.

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