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CURRICULUM VITAE

Reza Shaker MD
Assoc Provost, Sr Assoc Dean, Ctr Dir, Chief, Prof
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology

OFFICE ADDRESS:
The Hub for Collaborative Medicine
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
1964 - Present Babak High School, Tehran, Iran
1968 - 1975 M.D., University Medical School, Tehran, Iran

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
1977 - 1980 Residency in Surgery, Sinai University Hospital, Tehran, Iran
1980 - 1982 Residency in Surgery, London, England
1982 - 1985 Residency in Internal Medicine, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
1984 - 1985 Chief Medical Resident, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
1985 - 1988 Fellowship in Gastroenterology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2002 Leadership for Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
1988 - 1993 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medicine, GI & Hepatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1993 - 1995 Assistant Professor of Surgery, Surgery, Otolaryngology and Human Communications, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1993 - 1996 Associate Professor of Medicine (with Tenure), Medicine, GI & Hepatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1993 - 1997 Associate Professor of Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1995 - 1997 Associate Professor of Surgery, Surgery, Otolaryngology and Human Communications, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1996 - Present Professor of Medicine with Tenure, Medicine, GI & Hepatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, MIlwaukee, WI
1997 - Present Professor of Surgery, Surgery, Otolaryngology & Human Communications, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1997 - Present Professor of Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2007 - Present Professor of Biophysics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2009 - Present Professor of Population Health, Epidemiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2017 - Present Faculty, KU Leuven, Brussels, Belgium

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
1996 - Present Hospital Advisory Committee, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
1996 - Present Department of Medicine Executive Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1996 Affiliated Hospital Program Director’s Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1997 - Present Pathology Intramural Review Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1999 Intramural Review Committee for Medical Scientist Training Program, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1999 - Present Residency Curriculum Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1999 Department of Medicine Faculty Development Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1999 NEWCO, FMLH/Covenant Physician Steering Committee, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
2000 - Present Business Development Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2007 - Present Chair, Executive Committee, Clinical and Translational Science Institute of SE WI, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2010 Member, Board of Directors, Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2015 - Present Member, Cancer Center Executive Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2017 - Present CVS Internal Scientific Advisory Board Committee, Milwaukee, WI
2017 - Present LCME Self-Study Task Force, Milwaukee, WI
2018 SOM Strategic Planning Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2019 Internal Advisory Board, Center for Disease Prevention, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2020 - 2023 Academic Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

HOSPITAL AND CLINICAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
1988 - Present Attending Staff, Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
1988 - Present Attending Staff, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
1989 - 1996 Chief, GI Diagnostic Unit, Zablocki VA School of Medicine, Milwaukee, WI
1990 - 2002 Director, Medical College of Wisconsin Dysphagia Institute, Milwaukee, WI
1996 - 2020 Director, Digestive Disease Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1996 - Present Chief, Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1996 - 1998 Chief, Gastroenterology Section, Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
2007 - Present CTSA, PI and Director, Clinical and Translation Science Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2007 - Present Senior Associate Dean, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2018 - Present Associate Provost for Clinical and Translational Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

RESEARCH ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
1995 Radioactive Drug Research Committee, Milwaukee County Medical Complex, Milwaukee, WI
1996 Faculty Advisory Committee for Hamilton/KSA Analysis, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1998 - 2002 Research Space Advisory Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2002 - Present Functional Imaging Research Center Advisory Board, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2021 - Present Research Strategic Planning Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
1988 - Present Attending Staff, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
1988 - Present Attending Staff, Gastroenterology, Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI

AWARDS AND HONORS:
1990 Recipient, Endoscopic Career Development Award, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
2001 Recipient, Janssen/AGA Masters Award in Gastroenterology for Basic or Clinical Research in Digestive Disease
2003 Doctor Honoris Causa, The University of Medicine, Gr. T. Popa, Iasi, Romania
2004 Honorary Guest Professor, Beijing University Hospital, Beijing, China.
2006 Joseph E. Geenen Endowed Chair in Gastroenterology Medical College of Wisconsin
2008 Honorary Member, American Broncho-Esophagological Association
2012 Distinguished Service Award, Medical College of Wisconsin
2012 U.S. News & World Reports Top Doctors
2013 U.S. News & World Reports Top Doctors
2013 American College of Physicians, Mastership Award
2014 U.S. News & World Reports Top Doctors
2015 Gold Medal recipient, Dysphagia Research Society
2015 “Top Doctors” By Milwaukee Magazine
2016 Castle Connolly “America’s Top Doctors”
2019 Department of Medicine Michael J. Dunn Award for Research Excellence
2020 America’s Top Doctors Award
2021 America’s Top Doctors Award
2023 Top Doctors in Milwaukee

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
1986 American Motility Society
1989 American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
1989 Milwaukee GI Society
1992 American Federation for Medical Research
1992 Dysphagia Research Society
1992 American Gastroenterological Association
1992 Milwaukee Academy of Medicine
1995 American Physiological Society
1995 American College of Gastroenterology (Fellow)
1996 Association of Subspecialty Professors
1998 American Association for the Advancement of Science
1999 American College of Physicians-Am Society of Internal Medicine (Fellow)
2002 European Academy of Sciences
2003 Wisconsin Medical Society
2005 OESO – World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus
2012 American College of Physicians, Mastership
2019 Society for Research Excellence

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Editorship
1993 - 1994 Guest Editor, Fall issues, Dysphagia journal
1997 Guest Editor, American Journal of Medicine Supplement: Supraesophageal Complications of Reflux Disease
2000 - 2001 Guest Editor, American Journal of Medicine Supplement: Supraesophageal Complications of Reflux Disease
2001 - 2010 Section Editor (Esophagus), Current Gastroenterology Reports
2003 Guest Editor, American Journal of Medicine Supplement: Supraesophageal Complications of Reflux Disease
2004 Guest Editor, Alimentary Pharmacoloyg & Therapeutics
2010 - Present Editor-in Chief
Editorial Board
1992 - Present Dysphagia
2000 - 2003 AJP: Gastrointestinal & Liver Physiology
2008 - Present Clinical and Translational Science
Journal Review
Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
Dysphagia
Journal of Applied Physiology
Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Journal of Neurophysiology
Neurogastroenterology and Motility
NeuroImage
Gastroenterology
CHEST
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
GUT
Neuroscience Letters
Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
Digestive Diseases and Sciences (DDS)
Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Human Brain Mapping
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American Journal of Gastroenterology (AJG)
Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Annals of Clinical Case Reports
American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
American Journal of Physiology: Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
1992 - 1993 Abstract Review Committee, AGA
1993 Expert Panel for the Assessment of Evaluation and Management of Swallowing Dysfunction, American Academy of Neurology
1994 Training and Education Subcommittee to clarify the elements, which constitute adequate training in motility, American Motility Society
1994 Gastroenterology Leadership Council Curriculum Task Force on Motility, Diverticular Disease and Functional Illnesses
1996 - 1997 Abstract Review Committee, AGA
1996 Subcommittee on GI Fellow-in-Training, American College of Gastroenterology
1996 Member at Large, Governing Board, Dysphagia Research Society
04/02/1998 - 04/03/1998 Ad Hoc Reviewer, Alternative Medicine Scientific Review Section, National Institutes of Health
02/21/1999 - 02/22/1999 Ad Hoc Reviewer, GMA-2 Study Section, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
06/20/1999 Ad Hoc Reviewer, Initial Review Group, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
1999 - 2002 Ad Hoc Member, VA Gastroenterology Merit Review Grant Subcommittee
1999 - 2002 GI Research Committee, AGA
2000 - 2001 Abstract Review Committee, AGA
2001 - 2006 Postgraduate Education Committee, ASGE
2001 Chair, Review Panel, Small Grants (Elsevier and Giterman Basic Awards), AGA Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition, Committee on GI Research
04/01/2002 - 04/03/2002 NIH Digestive Disease Study Section Boundaries Team
07/01/2002 - 07/02/2002 Member, ZRG-1 GMA-2 Study Section
2002 Scientific Advisory Board for Nighttime Heartburn Survey, AGA
2002 - 2006 Member, VA Gastroenterology Merit Review Grant Subcommittee
2002 Chair, Abstract Review Committee, AGA
2002 Merck Clinical Research Career Development Award Review Panel, AGA Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition Committee on GI Research
12/01/2003 - 06/30/2007 Member, Clinical and Integrative Gastrointestinal Pathobiology (CIGP) Study Section, NIH
2003 Chair, Endowed Mentors RSA Campaign (Walter Hogan and Konrad Soergel), AGA
2003 - 2006 Reviewer, NIH/NIDDK Experienced Reviewer Reserve
2003 - 2006 Member, ZRG-1 GMA-3 Study Section
03/23/2004 - 03/24/2004 Ad Hoc Reviewer, Review Branch C Committee
2005 - Present Member, Permanent Scientific Committee of the OESO (World Organization of Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus
2005 - Present Member, Advisory Board, International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
2005 - 2008 Member, Esophagus Section, ASGE Annual Scientific Program Committee
2005 - 2006 Abstract Review Committee, AGA
2006 - 2020 Member, Abstract Review Committee, Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) – Study on Functional Dyspepsia
2006 Member, Diseases of the Oropharynx and Esophagus Working Group, National Commission on Digestive Diseases (NCDD)
2007 Chair, Abstract Review Committee, AGA
2007 - 2020 Chair, Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) – Gastroparesis Clinical Research Consortium
2008 - Present Chair, Endowment for the Future Committee, Dysphagia Research Society
02/2013 Member, Pilot Awards, AGA
2013 - Present Peer-Review Selection Committee, IFFGD
2013 - Present Research Awards Executive Group and Panel, AGA
02/2015 Vice Chair, Rome Foundation Grant Review, AGA
02/2015 Diabetic Gastroparesis Program Project Study Section, NIH
2015 Institute Research Awards Executive Group, AGA
2016 Chair, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International Research Scholar Award in Neurogastroenterology
10/2017 ZDK1 NIDDK Research Project Grant NIH Review
11/2017 ZDK1 GRB-2 (J4) 1 NIDDK SBIR Phase II Exploratory Clinical Trials
11/2017 DKUS M M GI Physiology and Pathology, NIH Study Section
12/2018 Chair, Abstract Review Committee DDW GERD: Complications and Extra-Esophageal Presentations, AGA
2019 Strategic Planning Committee, Dysphagia Research Society
2019 - 2020 Nominating Committee, Dysphagia Research Society
09/2020 NIH T32/T35 Review Committee
2020 Chair, DDW Abstract Review Committee, AGA
2021 Chair, DDW Abstract Review Committee, AGA
2022 Chair, ZDK1 GRB-C (M1) 2 Program Project on Esophageal Biology
2022 Reviewer, NIDDK R25 Grant Review Committee

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Peer Review
Title:
Mid America CTSA Consortium/Early Phase Pain Investigation Clinical Network (MACC/EPPIC-Net) for the HEAL Initiative
Source:
NINDS Grant # 1U24NS115679
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
09/18/2019 - 03/31/2024
  
Title:
Clinical and Translational Science Award
Source:
NIH/NCRR # UL1TR001436
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
07/01/2020 - 06/30/2025
  
Title:
Mentored Career Development Program: Innovative Team-based Transdisciplinary Approach to Research Education and Training
Source:
MCW Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
02/2021 - 05/2026
  
Title:
Deglutitive and Airway Protective Functions of Proximal/Striated Muscle Esophagus in Health and Disease
Source:
NIH/NIDDK Grant # R01 DK132082
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
04/20/2022 - 02/28/2026
  
Pending
Peer Review
Title:
Gastroenterology Research Training Grant
Source:
NIH-NIDDK 2T32DK061923-16A1
Role:
Program Director
Dates:
09/01/2002 - 03/31/2029
  
Prior
Peer Review
Title:
Clinical Evaluation of Cisapride in the Treatment of Chronic Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
11/1988 - 07/1991
  
Title:
Manometric Evaluation of Pharyngeal Motor Function in Health and Disease
Source:
RAGS Grant, Dept. of Veterans Affairs; VA #7866-01R
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
02/01/1989 - 07/31/1990
  
Title:
Upper Esophageal Sphincter Opening and Transsphincteric Flow
Source:
NIH Grant; 5R01-DC00669
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
08/01/1989 - 07/31/1992
  
Title:
Video Endoscopic Evaluation of Cervical Dysphagia
Source:
Endoscopic Career Development Award, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
02/1990 - 03/1992
  
Title:
Pharyngeal Motor Function in Health and Disease
Source:
VA Merit Review Grant, VA #7866-01PR
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
10/01/1990 - 09/30/1993
  
Title:
Esophageal Motor Function in Health and Disease
Source:
NIH Grant # 5R01-DK25731
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
09/30/1991 - 09/29/1995
  
Title:
Upper Esophageal Sphincter Opening and Transsphincteric Flow
Source:
NIH Grant; 5R01-DC00669
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
08/01/1992 - 03/31/1995
  
Title:
Pharyngeal Acid Reflux in Patients with Benign Lesions of the Aerodigestive Tract
Source:
Glaxo Inc., Research Institute
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
03/1993 - 03/1994
  
Title:
Pharyngeal Motor Function in Health and Disease
Source:
VA Merit Review Grant, VA #7866-01PR
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
10/01/1993 - 09/30/1996
  
Title:
Effect of Cisapride, 20 mg bid on Symptoms of Reflux
Source:
Janssen Research Foundation
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
07/1994 - 06/1995
  
Title:
Upper Esophageal Sphincter Opening and Transsphincteric Flow
Source:
NIH Grant # 5R01-DC000669
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
04/01/1995 - 03/31/1999
  
Title:
Esophageal Motor Function in Health and Disease
Source:
NIH Grant # R01-DK25731
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
04/01/1996 - 03/31/2000
  
Title:
Airway Protection against Aspiration of Gastric Contents
Source:
NIH Program Project Grant, P01 DC03191-01A1
Role:
Program Director
Dates:
04/01/1999 - 03/31/2003
  
Title:
Esophageal Motor Function in Health and Disease
Source:
NIH Grant # R01-DK25731
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
12/01/2000 - 11/30/2004
  
Title:
Comparison of Gene Expression Patterns between Patients with Erosive and Nonerosive Phenotype Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Source:
Dr. Ralph and Marion C. Falk Medical Research Award
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
10/01/2001 - 09/30/2004
  
Title:
Swallowing Disorders
Source:
Retirement Research Foundation Grant Award – RRF Grant #2001-188
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
01/01/2002 - 12/31/2005
  
Title:
Comparison of Two Therapies for UES Dysphagia
Source:
NIH/NIDDK Grant # R01 DK 62178
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
09/01/2002 - 07/01/2005
  
Title:
Gastroenterology Research Training Grant
Source:
NIH/NIDDK Grant # IT32 DK 61923
Role:
Program Director
Dates:
09/01/2002 - 08/31/2007
  
Title:
Esophageal Motor Function in Health and Disease
Source:
NIH Grant # R01-DK25731
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
08/23/2005 - 06/30/2010
  
Title:
Mechanisms of Upper Gut and Airway Interaction
Source:
NIH Grant # 1 P01 DK068051-01A1
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
07/01/2007 - 06/20/2013
  
Title:
Clinical and Translational Science Award
Source:
NIH Grant # 1U54RR025221-01
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
07/01/2010 - 06/30/2015
  
Title:
Esophageal Motor Function in Health and Disease
Source:
NIH Grant # 2R56DK025731-30
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
07/20/2012 - 08/31/2013
  
Title:
Esophageal Motor Function in Health and Disease
Source:
NIH Grant # 2R01DK025731-30
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
09/01/2013 - 08/31/2017
  
Title:
Mechanisms of Upper Gut and Airway Interaction
Source:
NIH Grant # 1 P01 DK068051
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
08/11/2014 - 06/30/2020
  
Title:
Gastroenterology Research Training Grant
Source:
NIH/NIDDK Grant # T32 DK061923
Role:
Program Director
Dates:
07/01/2015 - 07/31/2021
  
Title:
Clinical and Translational Science Award
Source:
NIH/NCRR # UL1TR001436
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
07/01/2015 - 06/30/2020
  
Title:
Clinical and Translational Science Award
Source:
NIH/NCRR # UL1TR001436 -07S1
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
09/2020 - 09/2022
  
Non-Peer Review
Source:
inVentiv Health
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
06/01/2018 - 04/24/2022
  

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
"The Use of Infrared Coagulation for the Treatment of Symptomatic Hemorrhoids", MCW Gastrointestinal Diseases: Update 1987, Milwaukee, WI, 1987
"Dysphagia and Swallowing Disorders", University of Wisconsin Medical School Lecture Series, Milwaukee, WI, 05/30/1990
"Videoendoscopic Evaluation of Cervical Dysphagia”, University of Wisconsin Medical School Lecture Series, Milwaukee, WI, 09/15/1990
"The Clinical Evaluation of Dysphagia", MCW Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 11/28/1990
"Gastroesophageal Reflux: Does It Cause Asthma, Hoarseness or Chronic Pharyngitis", CME program sponsored by MCW, Milwaukee, WI, 11/29/1990
"Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in the Elderly", MCW Gerontology Seminar, Milwaukee, WI, 03/16/1991
"Reflux Beyond the Esophagus: Is This a Significant Clinical Problem, Practical Issues in Gastroenterology II: An Update on GI Problems Encountered in Clinical Practice, Milwaukee, WI, 12/05/1991
"Functional Relationship of Larynx and Upper GI Tract", Dysphagia Research Society Inaugural Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 11/06/1992
"The Airway at Risk: Diagnosis and Management of Reflux Aspiration", Practical Issues in Gastroenterology III: An Update on GI Problems Encountered in Clinical Practice, Milwaukee, WI, 11/19/1992
"Diagnosis and Treatment of the Patient with Dysphagia", and case presentation panel member: "Severe Reflux: Medical vs. Surgical Management", CME program sponsored by MCW, Practical Issues in Gastroenterology IV: An Update on GI Problems Encountered in Clinical Practice, Milwaukee, WI, 11/18/1993
"Participation in ERCP and SO Manometry", Indications, Contraindications and Complications of SO Manometry: The Use and Abuse", Sphincter of Oddi Manometry Course, Milwaukee, WI, 09/21/1994 - 09/23/1994
"Techniques of SO Manometry", Sphincter of Oddi Manometry Course, Milwaukee, WI, 09/21/1994 - 09/23/1994
"Defining Swallowing Problems Above the Esophagus", CME program sponsored by MCW, Practical Issues in Gastroenterology V: An Update on GI Problems Encountered in Clinical Practice V, Milwaukee, WI, 11/07/1994
"MCW Dysphagia Institute", CME program sponsored by MCW, Practical Issues in Gastroenterology VI: An Update on GI Problems Encountered in Clinical Practice, Milwaukee, WI, 11/29/1995
"Endangerd Gut", CME program sponsored by MCW, Practical Issues in Gastroenterology VI: An Update on GI Problems Encountered in Clinical Practice, Milwaukee, WI, 11/29/1995
"Spectrum of Dysphagia: The Role of Latest Technology in Diagnosis and Management", MCW Seminar - Course Director, Milwaukee, WI, 03/22/1996
"Esophageal Dysfunction", Wisconsin Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 04/27/1996
"GERD and Asthma", MCW, Allergy Department, Milwaukee, WI, 01/06/1997
"IBS and Gastrointestinal Health: How to Manage the GI Blues", Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patient Education Program, Milwaukee, WI, 05/29/1997
 
Regional
“Effect of Aging on Deglutitive Oral, Pharyngeal and Esophageal Motor Function", Dysphagia Research Society 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Lake Geneva, WI, 10/22/1993 - 10/24/1993
"Esophageal Diseases", Howard Young Medical Staff CME Conference, Woodruff, WI, 03/25/1994
"Supraesophageal Manifestations of Reflux Disease, 1994 National GI Consultants Conference, Lake Geneva, WI, 06/09/1994 - 06/12/1994
"Dysphagia: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Approaches", Clinical Symposium on Disorders of Gastrointestinal Motor Function, Lake Geneva, WI, 10/12/1996
"Complication of GERD Over and Above the Esophagus", Clinical Symposium on Disorders of Gastrointestinal Motor Function, Lake Geneva, WI, 10/12/1996
"H. Pylori and Peptic Ulcer Disease", Medical Grand Rounds, St. Mary's Hospital-Ozaukee, Ozaukee, WI, 12/19/1996
"The Evaluation and Management of Dysphagia", Grand Rounds Presentation (CME Program), Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI, 08/21/1997
“Dysphagia - The Tip of the Iceberg”, MCW CME 28th Annual Winter Refresher Course for Family Physicians, Waukesha, WI, 01/30/1998
 
National
"Endoscopic Treatment of Hemorrhoids, Infrared Coagulation, DC Electrotherapy", The Southern California Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Santa Barbara, CA, 09/1987
Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology, "Infrared Coagulation of Hemorrhoids", Pittsburgh, PA, 1988
"Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders: From Clinic to Laboratory", National Conference on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders: From Clinic to Laboratory, Evanston, IL, 10/04/1991 - 10/05/1991
"Diagnosis and Management of Swallowing Disorders", Annual Scientific Meeting of Woodstock General Hospital, Woodstock, IL, 09/23/1992
"Airway Protective Mechanisms During Retrograde Esophagopharyngeal Transit" and "Manometric Features of the Pharyngeal Phase of Swallowing", Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN, 03/21/1993 - 03/23/1993
"Extraesophageal Manifestations of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease", AGA Post-Graduate Course, American Gastroenterological Association Meeting, Boston, MA, 05/1993
"Diseases of the Esophagus", Internal Medicine Board Review Course, Chicago, IL, 09/18/1993
"Management of Swallowing Disorders", Interdisciplinary International Symposium on Gastrointestinal Dysfunction in Neurological Disease, Omaha, NE, 09/22/1993 - 09/23/1993
"Airway Protective Mechanisms During Antegrade and Retrograde Pharyngoesophageal Transit.", Research Seminar, Cleveland, OH, 12/17/1993
"Effect of Aging on the Deglutitive Oral, Pharyngeal and Esophageal Motor Function", Johns Hopkins Multidisciplinary Dysphagia Seminar, Baltimore, MD, 04/14/1994 - 04/15/1994
"Pharynx/Larynx Interrelationships", Johns Hopkins Multidisciplinary Dysphagia Seminar, Baltimore, MD, 04/14/1994 - 04/15/1994
"Functional Relationship Between the Pharynx, Glottis and Esophagus: A Reflex Connection", NSS Continuing Education Seminar, Chicago, IL, 04/29/1994 - 04/30/1994
"Airway Protective Mechanisms: Current Concepts. Endowed Dodds-Donner Annual Lecture", Dysphagia Research Society, Third Annual Scientific Meeting, McLean, VA, 10/14/1994 - 10/16/1994
"Keys for Enhancing Your Practice", Matrix Healthcare Course, Los Angeles, CA, 04/29/1995
"Augmentation of Deglutitive UES Opening in the Elderly by Exercise", AGA Panel Member - Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, San Diego, CA, 05/15/1995 - 05/18/1995
"Evaluation of Dysphagia", AGA Co-Chairman, Research Forum, San Diego, CA, 05/15/1995 - 05/18/1995
Panel Member, National GI Consultants Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, 06/15/1995 - 06/18/1995
"Oropharyngeal Dysphagia", American College of Gastroenterology Postgraduate Course, New York, NY, 10/14/1995 - 10/15/1995
"The Assessment of Non-Cardiac Chest Pain", American College of Gastroenterology Learning Luncheon, New York, NY, 10/14/1995 - 10/15/1995
"Effect of Exercise on Deglutitive UES in the Elderly", Dysphagia Research Society, 4th Annual Meeting, McLean, VA, 10/26/1995 - 10/28/1995
Plenary Session VI "A Preliminary Report on Parameters of Pharyngeal Peristalsis in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis", Dysphagia Research Society, 4th Annual Meeting, McLean, VA, 10/26/1995 - 10/28/1995
"Oropharyngeal Motor Function in the Elderly", American Geriatrics Society & American Federation for Aging Research, 1996 Annual Scientific Meeting, Chicago, IL, 05/01/1996 - 05/05/1996
Workshop, Clinical Challenges for the Primary Care Physician, Chicago, IL, 07/27/1996
"Senescence and Swallowing", Dysphagia Research Society Fifth Annual Meeting, Aspen, CO, 10/31/1996 - 11/02/1996
"GERD: The Esophagus and Beyond; A Multi-Disciplinary Issue", First Multi-Disciplinary International Symposium on Supraesophageal Complications of Reflux Disease, Tucson, AZ, 11/21/1996 - 11/23/1996
"Esophagoglottal, Pharyngoglottal Closure Reflex and Secondary/Pharyngeal Swallow", First Multi-Disciplinary International Symposium on Supraesophageal Complications of Reflux Disease, Tucson, AZ, 11/21/1996 - 11/23/1996
Oropharyngeal Dysphagia and Related Topics, Invited Professor, Oak Lawn, IL, 05/29/1997
"Oropharyngeal Dysphagia", 1997 AGA Board Review, Atlanta, GA, 10/16/1997 - 10/19/1997
“Secondary Complications of Esophageal Reflux”, Medicine for Today Seminar, Woodstock Family Practice Center, Woodstock, IL, 03/18/1998
 
International
"Pharyngoesophageal Motility" and "Diagnostic and Therapeutic ERCP," University Hospital "St. Spiridon", 2nd Medical Clinic Gastroenterology, Iasi Romania, 10/03/1992 - 10/12/1992
"Mechanisms of Airway Protection During Deglutition and Gastroesophageal Reflux", International Gastrointestinal Motility, Iasi, Romania, 05/04/1994 - 05/09/1994
"Colonoscopic Polypectomy and Follow-up of Colon Polyp", Annual Meeting of Turkish Society of Colorectal Surgery, Belek-Antalya, Turkey, 09/09/1995 - 09/16/1995
Workshop: "Nervous Regulation of Deglutition", XV International Symposium on Gastrointestinal Motility, Rome, Italy, 11/05/1995 - 11/09/1995
"Management of Gastrointestinal Alterations in Degenerative Nervous Disease", International Symposium on NeUroGastroenterology, Rome, Italy, 11/10/1995 - 11/11/1995
"Functional GI Disorders and GI Motility", GI Symposium and Workshop, Muscat, Oman, 01/10/1996 - 01/11/1996
“Mechanisms of Airway Protection”, GI Medical/Surgical Meeting, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia, 02/26/1998
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College of Wisconsin
1996 Affiliated Hospital Program Director’s Committee
1996 - Present Department of Medicine Executive Committee
1997 Pathology Intramural Review Committee
1997 Pathology Intramural Review Committee
1999 Residency Curriculum Committee
1999 Intramural Review Committee for Medical Scientist Training Program
1999 Department of Medicine Faculty Development Committee
2000 - Present Business Development Committee
2002 - Present Chair, Executive Committee, Clinical and Translational Science Institute of SE WI
2010 - Present Member, Board of Directors, Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin
2015 - Present Member, Cancer Center Executive Committee
2017 - Present LCME Self-Study Task Force
2017 - Present CVS Internal Scientific Advisory Board Committee
2018 SOM Strategic Planning Committee
2019 Internal Advisory Board, Center for Disease Prevention Medical College of Wisconsin
2020 - 2023 Member, Academic Committee
2021 - Present Research Strategic Planning Committee
 
Hospital
1996 - Present Hospital Advisory Committee
1999 NEWCO, FMLH/Covenant Physician Steering Committee
 

PATENT AND COPYRIGHTS:
2004 Manometry Apparatus for Measuring Esophageal Sphincter Compliance PCT US2001/0053920
2007 Shaker Exercise method and instruction video a Tutorial
2011 Detection and treatment of abnormal upper esophageal sphincter functionality PCT/US2011/035050
2014 External Cricoid Compression Pressure Device to Prevent Gastric Aspiration PCT/US14/38060
2015 Reza Band https://www.rezaband.com/
2017 Swallow Exerciser PCT/US15/44634
2019 Continence Training Exercise Device (C-TED)