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

Olympus Corporation America; Boston Scientific

Speaker's bureau

Boston Scientific

Grant / Research support

Medtronic; Boston Scientific; Colonary Solutions; Paion Medical; Medivators; Braintree Laboratories

Editorial boards

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

Leadership positions in professional societies

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

Summaries by Douglas Rex