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Eamonn Quigley MD, FRCP, FACP, MACG, FRCPI

Eamonn M. M. Quigley MD, FRCP, FACP, MACG, FRCPI

David M. Underwood Chair of Medicine in Digestive Disorders; Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Co-Director, Lynda K. and David M. Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders; Professor of Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College, Houston, Texas

Eamonn M. M. Quigley, MD, FRCP, FACP, MACG, FRCPI, is David M. Underwood Chair of Medicine in Digestive Disorders, Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical Director of the Lynda K. and David M. Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders, Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College at Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA, and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Texas A and M University.

A native of West Cork in the most southerly corner of Ireland, Dr. Quigley attended Hamilton High School and Glenstal Abbey School and went on to graduate MB BCh BAO from the medical school at University College Cork, Ireland, where he also completed internship. He trained in internal medicine in Glasgow, Scotland where he also began his training in gastroenterology under the direction of Dr. Geoffrey Watkinson.

Following a two-year research fellowship on gastrointestinal motility at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota under the direction of Dr. Sidney Phillips (which led to the award of MD by thesis), he completed training in internal medicine and gastroenterology in Manchester, UK where he served as a Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Manchester under Professor (now Lord) Leslie Turnberg.

In 1986, he joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska where he rose to become a Professor of Medicine and ultimately served as Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Returning to Cork in 1998 he served as Dean of the Medical School at UCC for seven years and was a principal investigator at the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Center (now Institute) since its inception. He took up his current position in January 2013 as the foundation chief of the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Houston Methodist Hospital.

He served as president of both the American College of Gastroenterology and the WGO and is a past editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. He has authored more than 1000 publications which include editing or co-editing 22 books or monographs. He has received numerous awards and honorary titles world-wide.

Dr. Quigley has been married for more than 40 years to Dr. Una O’Sullivan and they have four children: Joanna, Killian, Finola and Aisling and four grandchildren; they have been a constant source of pride, support and happiness. Interests outside of medicine include literature, music and sport and rugby, in particular. Despite his many overseas moves, Dr. Quigley remains a passionate supporter of Munster and Irish rugby.