Peter J. Whorwell

University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Peter James Whorwell graduated in biochemistry at the University of London and in medicine at Guy’s Hospital, London. After a series of residencies and fellowships, one of which was in the USA, he was appointed as a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at the University Hospital of South Manchester in 1981 and was subsequently promoted to Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology. Over the years, he has had a particular interest in the functional gastrointestinal disorders and now directs the South Manchester Functional Bowel Service. This unit undertakes research into the clinical, epidemiological, and pathophysiological aspects of gastrointestinal disorders as well as caring for large numbers of these patients from all over the UK. It also undertakes a wide-ranging program of research into new treatment options for these conditions including pharmacological, dietary, and behavioural approaches. Professor Whorwell has published over 280 papers and chapters in his fields of interest and serves on a number of advisory panels and working parties.

Biography Updated on 2 April 2009

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