In this month’s Gastroenterology, Dr. Vijay H. Shah and colleagues share a commentary on the esteemed career of this year’s Julius Friedenwald Medal recipient, Dr. Michael Camilleri of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Here are some fun facts about this year’s honoree:
- While growing up in Malta, a combination of the influence of his uncle, a kindly family physician, and watching Drs. Kildare and Welby on black-and-white television during his childhood led Dr. Camilleri to commit to a career in medicine by the age of 8.
- Camilleri started his journey at the Mayo Clinic as a research fellow in 1983 conducting fundamental clinical research in GI motility.
- With 660 peer reviewed original articles, and 290 published invited reviews and editorial publications, Dr. Camilleri has redefined the understanding and treatment of disorders covering the entire GI tract from rumination syndrome to pelvic dyssynergia.
- Camilleri has mentored 79 postdoctoral fellows since he joined the faculty at Mayo Clinic 35 years ago.
Read more about Dr. Camilleri’s life and contribution to the GI community in this Gastroenterology commentary, written by his colleagues and friends Drs. Shah, Adil E. Bharucha, David A. Katzka and Gregory J. Gores.