Dr. Douglas Drossman is Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Psychiatry and co-director of the UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine where he was on staff from 1977 through 2011. Currently he has a specialty practice Drossman Gastroenterology where he sees patients with difficult to diagnose and manage GI disorders. He founded the Drossman Center for the Education and Practice of Integrated care as an entity to help train physicians in relationship centered biopychological care with emphasis on communicating and enhancing the patient doctor relationship. He is past preident of the American Psychosomatic Society, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Gastroenterology Association, a Master of the American College of Gastroenterology, and is on the Board of Directors and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders (FGID). Dr. Drossman has written over 500 articles and book chapters, has edited seven books, a GI Procedure Manual, and textbook of FGIDs, and serves on six editorial and advisory boards in Gastroenterology, psychosomatic medicine, behavorial medicine, and patient health. He is a recipient of numerous awards, prizes, and recognition including “Who’s Who“, Patient Choice“ and Best Doctors“ citations over the past 20 years. Dr. Drossman is a highly sought after speaker around the world for his expertise on functional gastrointestinal disorders. With regard to the Rome Foundation, Dr Drossman has been editor in chief of Rome I, II, III and Rome IV books and currently serves as President of the Board.