Meet the Editor- Lawrence Brandt

Read about our Focal Point Editor, Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, FASGE, from the Montefiore Medical Dr. Lawrence BrandtCenter, a teaching hospital of New York Medical College and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York.

Endoscopedia: What are your GI areas of focus?

LB: Colitis, C. difficile, and ischemic and vascular diseases.

Endoscopedia: What is your favorite part about working on the Journal?

LB: I enjoy crafting a well-written sentence that is educational and enjoyable to read.

Endoscopedia: If you hadn’t gone into gastroenterology, what else would you have done?

LB: Surgery.

Endoscopedia: What is one thing you would like Endoscopedia readers to know about you?

LB: I always try to do the best I can in everything I do.

Endoscopedia: What accomplishment makes you most proud?

LB: My contributions to medicine that make people’s lives better and my role as an educator.

Endoscopedia: What is your favorite vacation spot?

LB: Italy.

Endoscopedia: If you could only listen to one kind of music for the rest of your life, what would it be?

LB: Classical.

Endoscopedia: If you were stranded on an island, what one book would you bring?

LB: An encyclopedia.

Endoscopedia: If you could travel in time to a different time period, where would you go?

LB: To a time where the world’s populations are all at peace.

Endoscopedia: What is the most unusual thing about you?

LB: My absolute honesty- I tell it the way I see it without a hidden agenda.

The information presented in Endoscopedia reflects the opinions of the authors and does not represent the position of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). ASGE expressly disclaims any warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied, and is not liable for damages of any kind in connection with the material, information, or procedures set forth.

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