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AGA Speaker Spotlight: Rhonda F. Souza, MD, AGAF

Rhonda F. Souza, MD, AGAF
Rhonda F. Souza, MD, AGAF

Rhonda F. Souza, MD, AGAF

Co-Director, Center for Esophageal Diseases, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas; Investigator/Professor, Co-Director, Center for Esophageal Research, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, Dallas; Adjunct Professor, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine; Chair-Elect of the AGA Institute Council

Session: AGA Postgraduate Course General Session V, Upper GI Tract, on Sunday

Lecture title: “Eosinophilic Esophagitis: What If Elimination Diet Does Not Work?”


Describe the lecture in a tweet:

Hear the latest updates on diagnostic guidelines and treatments for EoE, and a case showing how PPIs can completely mask the endoscopic diagnosis of EoE.

What drew you to the GI profession?

I love the creativity involved in understanding the basic science aspects of GI!

Which mentor made the most significant impact on your professional life?

I was fortunate to have two impactful mentors — Dr. Stuart Jon Spechler and Dr. Stephen J. Meltzer. I would not be where I am in my career without them!

Best advice from a mentor:

When responding to a reviewer, never end a sentence with word “dumb***.”

Best day of my career:

I knew that I had “made it” when Dr. Don Castell knew who I was!

Favorite part of DDW®:

Enjoying amazing science with my trainees, colleagues and friends!

Please refer to the DDW Mobile App or the Program section in Sunday’s issue for the time and location of this and other DDW events.

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