Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

10-15-09: H. pylori: What’s Hot and What’s Not

H. pylori: What’s Hot and What’s Not

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, October 15, 2009

8:00 am
First Floor Lecture Hall, Forchheimer/Einstein

12:15 PM,
Cherkasky Auditorium, Moses/Montefiore


David Peura, MD, FACP, MACG, AGAF
Emeritus Professor of Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Throughout his career, Dr. David 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 subspecialty 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.

Over the years, he has held leadership positions in the major national gastroenterology organizations and received numerous commendations and awards for his subspecialty contributions, including being selected as a Master of the ACG in 2004 and Fellow of the AGA in 2006. Dr. Peura served as the 100th President of the American Gastroenterological Association during 2005-2006. He is an internationally recognized clinician and educator, and a popular speaker in the area of upper gastrointestinal disease.

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. His GI fellowship training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC followed. He served on the clinical staff, and later became Chief of Gastroenterology, at Walter Reed and was 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.

This grand rounds is hosted by the Division of Gastroenterology.


After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain pathophysiology of H. pylori-associated disease
  2. Determine who should be tested for H. pylori infection
  3. Select appropriate first and second line H. pylori treatments


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.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.




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