About the Author
Dr Lawrence Friedman is currently Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Chair,?Department of Medicine at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Tufts University School of Medicine, positions that he has held since 2003.
Dr Friedman graduated and?did residency training at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, followed by a?GI fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. From 1984 to 1993, he was Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine at?Jefferson Medical College. From 1993 to 2003, he was a member of the GI Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.
He has?authored over 300 papers, is co-editor of Elsevier's flagship GI textbook, Sleisenger and Fordtran's GI and Liver Disease, and a past chair of the GI section of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Shanti V.Sitaraman sadly died in 2011.?Up until her death, she was?Professor of Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, having joined the faculty in 1997 as Associate Professor. Her research focused on?IBD, particularly the mechanisms of diarrhea in IBD.
She authored?over 100 journal articles,?31 book chapters, and?68 abstracts, and?served on the Steering Committee of the GI Research Group of the AGA.?She was?on the editorial board of?the World Journal of Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, American Journal of Physiology: Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, and Digestive Diseases, and was?Associate Editor of the American Journal of Physiology, GI and Liver.