Editor Profile

David J. Bjorkman, MD, MSPH (HSA), SM (Epid.)

Deputy Editor

About the NEJM Journal Watch Gastroenterology Board

David J. Bjorkman, MD, MSPH (HSA), SM (Epid.), is the Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. He has been an investigator on numerous outcome trials of endoscopic therapy, peptic-ulcer disease, and the gastrointestinal safety of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). He has special interest in clinical outcomes of endoscopic procedures, GI complications associated with NSAID use, clinical epidemiology, clinical-trial design, applications of evidence-based medicine, and economic effects of GI disorders. Dr. Bjorkman served on the Governing Board of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) from 1999 through 2007 and is a Past President. He received the Society’s Rudolph Schindler award in 2011. He also serves as President of the World Gastroenterology Organization. He has been reviewing research on the stomach for NEJM Journal Watch Gastroenterology since the publication's launch in 2000 and is its Deputy Editor.


Leadership positions in professional societies

World Gastroenterology Organization (President)

Summaries by David Bjorkman