Medicine Grand Rounds: Controversies and New Developments in Helicobacter pylori
Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
Thursday, February 16, 2012
8:00 AM: Forchheimer 3rd Floor Lecture Hall, Einstein
Repeated @ 12:15 PM: Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center
Speaker & Info
David Peura, MD
Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine
University of Virginia
David A. Peura, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Virginia Health Sciences Center
Dr. David A. Peura is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
Dr. Peura graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and did his internal medicine training at Letterman Army Medical Center where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. GI fellowship training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC followed this. He served on the clinical staff and later became Chief of Gastroenterology at Walter Reed and Consultant in Gastroenterology to the Army Surgeon General. Retiring from the Army in 1990 with the rank of Colonel, he joined the faculty at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
Throughout his career, Dr. Peura has been actively involved in clinical investigation relating to acid peptic disorders, particularly peptic ulcer disease. Most recently, his research efforts have centered on Helicobacter pylori and its role in ulcer pathogenesis. He serves as a reviewer for most of the major medicine and gastroenterology subspeciality journals and has authored or co-authored more than 100 original articles, book chapters and reviews on a wide range of digestive disease topics.
Dr. Peura has demonstrated expertise and innovation in the area of medical education. While Chair of the ACG Board of Governors and AGA's Clinical Practice section, he assisted in the organizations' annual clinical and scientific education program development. As Chair of the AGA education committee and Digestive Health Initiative Ulcer Campaign, Dr. Peura coordinated the planning and implementation of a number of highly regarded physician and lay education programs. He continues to serve as an advisor and faculty for regional, national and international teaching projects. He received the AGA's annual Distinguished Educator Award in 2002 and the AMG's Francisco Esquivel Rodriguez Medal in 2009.
Over the years, Dr. Peura has held leadership positions in the major national gastroenterology organizations and received numerous commendations and awards for his subspeciality contributions including being selected as a Master of the ACG in 2004 and Fellow of the AGA in 2006. He served as the 100th President of the American Gastroenterological Association during 2005-2006 and is the 2011 recipient of the AGA's Friedenwald Medal. He is an internationally recognized clinician and educator, and a popular speaker in the area of upper gastrointestinal disease.
Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
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