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John S. Fordtran, MD

Director of Gastrointestinal Physiology,
Baylor University Medical Center

Dr. John Fordtran, M.D., is Director of Gastrointestinal Physiology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. Dr. Fordtran received his medical degree from Tulane Medical School, New Orleans. He is the former Chief of Internal Medicine, Baylor University Medical Center, President of the Baylor Research Institute and co-editor, Gastrointestinal Disease – Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management. Edited by Marvin H. Sleisenger and John S. Fordtran, W. B. Saunders Company (Philadelphia). He was also the associate editor of the Journal of Clinical Investigation (1972-1977) and editor of Gastroenterology (1977-1981). Dr. Fordtran has published over 180 peer-reviewed articles with specific interest in the physiology and pathophysiology of the absorption and secretion of water and solutes in the human gastrointestinal tract. He received numerous honors, among them the Janssen Award in Gastroenterology for Lifetime Achievement in Digestive Sciences and he was the first Dr. Joseph B. Kirsner Visiting Scholar at The University of Chicago, in recognition of Outstanding Scholarship and Leadership in Gastroenterology.