Wednesday, November 27, 2013
MetroHealth Physician Named World’s Leading GERD Expert
(Cleveland) – Expertscape.com released its inaugural rankings of the world’s top individuals specializing in the research and treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), placing Ronnie Fass, MD, Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (treating disorders of the pancreas, liver, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon) at the MetroHealth System, at the top of its list.
As part of GERD Awareness Month, Expertscape.com used objective data to identify the most knowledgeable and experienced physicians, clinicians and researchers across more than 26,000 specific topics, narrowing their findings to the top eight experts and top eight institutions.
“I’m honored to be recognized as the world’s leading expert in GERD,” said Dr. Fass. “This motivates me to continue my research to identify new treatments and to better understand a disease that affects millions of Americans and many in our community.”
GERD occurs when stomach acid repeatedly leaks backwards into the esophagus, which becomes irritated. Left untreated, this condition can result in esophageal scarring, open sores in the esophagus, and may ultimately lead to pre-cancerous lesions and esophageal cancer.
To view Expertscape’s comprehensive results for GERD, covering hundreds of institutions and thousands of specialists worldwide, visit http://expertscape.com/ex/gerd.