Editor Profile

Douglas K. Rex, MD

Associate Editor

About the NEJM Journal Watch Gastroenterology Board

Douglas K. Rex, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Director of Endoscopy in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. He has received several Outstanding Teacher Awards and the Department of Medicine's Excellence in Teaching Award. His research interests focus on colorectal disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy technique. He coauthored the 2000 colorectal cancer screening recommendations of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and is a past President of the ACG. He was the Chair of the U.S. Multisociety Task Force on Colorectal Cancer from 1999 through 2006. Dr. Rex has been reviewing research on the colon for NEJM Journal Watch Gastroenterology since the publication's launch in 2000.


Consultant / Advisory board

Given Imaging; Olympus Corporation America; Exact Sciences; Endo Aid

Speaker's bureau

Boston Scientific; Braintree Laboratories; Ferring Pharmaceuticals; Olympus America

Grant / Research support

CDC; Olympus America; Boston Medical Center

Editorial boards

Annals of Gastroenterology & Hepatology; Clinical Epidemiology Reviews; Comparative Effectiveness Research; Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology; Gastroenterology; Gastroenterology & Hepatology; Gastroenterology Report; Gastroenterology Research and Practice; GI & Hepatology News; Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research; The Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology; JSM Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Medscape Gastroenterology; Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; World Journal of Gastroenterology; World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology; World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology; World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Leadership positions in professional societies

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Councilor); US Multi-Society Task Forces (AGA, ACG, ASGE) (Chair)

Summaries by Douglas Rex