Eamonn Quigley, M.D.
  • Weill Cornell Medical College/Houston Methodist
  • Director, Lynda K. and David M. Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders

Research Interests: Dr. Eamonn Quigley is internationally known for his research on gastrointestinal motility disorders, primarily irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); neurogastroenterology (the relationship between the central nervous system and the gut); the gut microbiome and probiotics in health and disease. A highlight of his ongoing research includes how bacteria in the digestive tract play a major role in pulling nutrients from food to nourish the body, as well as participating in protecting the body from disease.

He has published more than 800 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, editorials, book chapters and case reports, mostly in the areas of gut motility, functional gastrointestinal disorders, and GERD. Quigley has received numerous international honors and awards.

Additional Positions: Dr. Eamonn M. M. Quigley, past president of the American College of Gastroenterology and the World Gastroenterology Organization, joined the faculty at Houston Methodist Hospital as head of its Gastroenterology and Hepatology division in 2013. Prior to his move to Houston, Quigley was professor of medicine and human physiology and a principal investigator at the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre at the National University of Ireland in Cork. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology from 1997 to 2003.

Education: Quigley graduated in medicine (MB BCh BAO) from the National University of Ireland, Cork. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Western Infirmary and associated hospitals in Glasgow, Scotland. He completed a two-year research fellowship, leading to an MD degree by thesis, at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA.