Camilleri, Dr Michael (4.04.1952 - )

Physician, Professor of Medicine

Dr. Camillleri was born in Sliema. He attended St. Aloysius' College, received his M.D. degree from the University of Malta Medical School in 1975, and post-M.D. training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London, England and at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. He received a Masters in Philosophy degree for research performed in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of London, England, and holds Fellowships of the Royal College of Physicians of London and Edinburgh, the American College of Physicians and the American College of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Camilleri was Professor and Deputy Director of the Department of Medicine of the University of Malta Medical School from 1985-7. He emigrated from Malta in August of 1987. He is currently Professor of Medicine and Physiology at Mayo Clinic. He received the Outstanding Investigator Award (1996) from the Department of Medicine at Mayo Clinic, a Janssen Award for Clinical Research (1996), and a Research Science Award from the Functional Brain Gut Research Group of the American Gastroenterological Association. He is the recipient of R01 grant funding from the National Institutes of Health and a mid-career investigator and mentor award (K24 from NIH) which facilitates the mentoring of junior staff and trainees. He has been an Associate Editor for the journal Gastroenterology from 1996-2001, and will start as one of two editors of the journal Neurogastroenterology and Motility in June 2001. He is the author of more than 240 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Camilleri's research focuses on the translation of basic physiology and pharmacology to the diagnosis and treatment of motor and sensory dysfunctions of the gastrointestinal tract in humans.

Dr. Camilleri was appointed to the Atherton and Winifred W. Bean Professorship of Mayo Medical School in 2001.

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