Welcome to another episode of talking gut, where I get the opportunity to interview leading expert in the fascinating area of the gut and related Systems.
In today’s interview, I had the wonderful pleasure to sit and talk to Dr Linda Nguyen, Neurogastroenterologist and motility specialist in California USA
Dr Nguyen is the Clinical Director of Stanford University’s Digestive Health Center and Director of the Neurogastroenterology and Motility Section.
She has performed translational and clinical research about gastroparesis and has published and co-authored more than 20 publications through this work. More recently, her research has focused on overlapping conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome as it relates to GI motility disorders and associated symptoms.
Based on this interest, She been invited to serve on two ad hoc committees for the National Academy of Sciences (Institute of Medicine) and researched innovative approaches to manage the symptoms of GI motility disorders, including vagal nerve stimulation.
Dr Nguyen is currently collaborating with the Stanford CHARIOT program to develop a virtual reality mindfulness platform for central neuromodulation to manage chronic GI motility symptoms. This work has been funded with by philanthropists giving earmarked specifically for herwork.
Currently, Dr Nguyen serves on the Governing Board/Council of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society where she is the Chair of the Membership, Mentoring, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. I also initiated and co-chair the ANMS Monthly Virtual CME Symposia program and serve as Chair of the Planning Committee for the 2023 ANMS Clinical Course after being a member of the Planning Committee in 2020-22. She also originated and maintained the Twitter account for the Division of Gastroenterology at Stanford University as well as led the expansion of the ANMS twitter feed. Dr Nguyen is also a frequent reviewer for multiple journals, including GASTROENTEROLOGY, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Neurogastroenterology and Motility, and many others.
In todays talk we discussed, you guessed it, Gastroparesis, a rather complex and poorly understood disorders.
We discussed what gastroparesis is, its lap with other GI disorders and neurological disorders and the complications in making a diagnosis. We also talked about diagnostic testing, treatments, future research and a whole lot more.
I hope you enjoy my conversation with Dr Linda Nguyen.