Dr. Chey received a medical degree & training in internal medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and has remained as faculty at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he is currently the Timothy T. Nostrant Collegiate Professor of Gastroenterology. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Nutrition Sciences. His research interests focus on the diagnosis & treatment of functional bowel disorders and H. pylori infection. He has mentored more than 50 students, residents, fellows and junior faculty, many of which are leaders in Gastroenterology. He is a medical innovator and holds several patents. Dr. Chey is former co-Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology and has authored more than 350 manuscripts, reviews, chapters & books. Dr. Chey is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American College of Gastroenterology, Board of Directors of the Rome Foundation, Council of the American Neurogastroenterology & Motility Society, and Board of Directors of the international Foundation of Functional GI Disorders. He has been elected to “Best Doctors” since 2001 and received the Dean’s Outstanding Clinician Award and Dean’s Award for Innovation and Commercialization at the University of Michigan. He has also received the Distinguished Clinician Award from the American Gastroenterological Association. In 2020 he was awarded honorary membership to the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and the prestigious Berk-Fise Award from the American College of Gastroenterology.