Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MACG
A Septuagenarian’s Evolving Reflections on the Practice of Medicine
Tuesday, October 27 | 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Virtual ACG 2020 Meeting Platform
Hear ACG Past President Dr. Lawrence Brandt explain the unique privilege and responsibility that comes with being a physician who is entrusted by patients to care for them at their most vulnerable times during ACG’s J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecture.
Lawrence Brandt, MD, MACG, is Emeritus Chief of Gastroenterology at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, and Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Brandt’s clinical interests include ischemic and vascular disorders of the GI tract, irritable bowel syndrome, C. difficile infection, fecal microbiota transplantation, and the doctor-patient relationship. He has authored or edited more than 250 scientific publications and nine books, including Sleisenger and Fordtran’s Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease (8th edition), and has given over 500 lectures nationally and internationally. He received his medical degree from SUNY Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn, completed his residency and fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, then served in the Army as a gastroenterologist stationed in Stüttgart, Germany. He has received numerous awards, including ACG’s Clinical Achievement Award and J. Edward Berk Medal, Distinguished Educator Awards from the AGA and ASGE, SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s William Dock, M.D. Master Teacher Award and Alumni Achievement Medallion for Distinguished Service to American Medicine, and the Harry S. Gordon Award for Outstanding Clinical Teacher at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, as well as designation as an honorary NYPD Police Surgeon. Dr. Brandt is a Master of the ACG and served as President from 1992-1993. He is an honorary member of the Argentine and Dominican Republic’s Societies of Gastroenterology. He served three terms as a member of ABIM in gastroenterology and served a 10-year appointment as Editor of the Focal Points section of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
About the J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecture: The J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecture is awarded to individuals prominent in gastroenterology or a related area. The lecturer is nominated by the ACG President subject to approval by the ACG Board of Trustees. The lectureship was established in recognition of the significant contributions made by J. Edward Berk, MD, MACG, to clinical gastroenterology during his long and distinguished clinical and academic career.