SIBO Conference Speaker Bios
Mark Pimentel, MD, FRCPC is Director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Program and Laboratory at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Pimentel also serves as Assistant Professor in Residence for the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, Dr. Pimentel has been awarded various investigator-driven grants related to gastrointestinal motility. His primary research interests involve irritable bowel syndrome and its relationship to small intestinal motility and bacterial overgrowth. Other interests include gastric motility in diabetes.
Dr. Pimentel is a member of several professional organizations, including the Medical Council of Canada, American Gastroenterological Association and American College of Gastroenterology. He has written articles for such peer-reviewed publications as the Archives of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology and Digestive Diseases and Sciences.
Dr. Pimentel received his bachelor's and medical degrees from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Manitoba Health Science Center. His fellowship in gastroenterology is from the UCLA Integrated Training Program in Los Angeles.
Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis has been a practicing naturopathic physician for 35 years, previously on Orcas Island in Washington state and now exclusively at the NCNM Clinic. Dr. Sandberg-Lewis receives referrals of patients with digestive diseases who desire naturopathic treatment options; often these are conditions that have defied diagnosis by other physicians. He understands the diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, but also can assess function and often find successful treatments to regain normal function of the digestive system. He is the author of "Functional Gastroenterology: Assessing and Addressing the Causes of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders.
Dr. Allison Siebecker is a 2005 graduate of National College of Natural Medicine, where she earned both her Naturopathic Doctorate and Masters in Oriental Medicine. She has worked in the nutritional field since 1988 and taught on the subjects of gastroenterology, endocrinology, nutrition and natural beauty treatments. Since 2009 she has focused her practice on Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). She is the author of an educational website on SIBO, www.siboinfo.com, is currently writing a book on SIBO and teaches continuing education to physicians on SIBO and related topics.
Dr. Leonard Weinstockis Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. He is president of Specialists in Gastroenterology and the Advanced Endoscopy Center. He teaches at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. He is an investigator at the Sundance Research Center and has participated in many research studies.
Dr. Weinstock received a BA Magna Cum Laudefrom University of Vermont and the medical degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine. He completed his postgraduate training and was chief resident in Internal Medicine at Rochester General Hospital. His Gastroenterology Fellowship was performed at Washington University School of Medicine.
Dr. Weinstock is an active lecturer and has published more than 70 articles, abstracts, editorials, and book chapters. He is currently researching the role and treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in restless legs syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic prostatitis and rosacea. A complete CV is available at www.gidoctor.net