In this post, we meet Associate Editor, William R. Brugge, MD from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, USA . Dr. Brugge is a Senior Associate Editor for GIE.
Endoscopedia: What are your GI areas of focus?
WB: Pancreas biliary diseases.
Endoscopedia: What is your favorite part about working on the Journal?
WB: I enjoying reading about new ideas and exciting experiments. Endoscopists are very creative and interesting people who are not afraid to try some pretty adventuresome tricks.
Endoscopedia: If you hadn’t gone into gastroenterology, what else would you have done?
WB: I was interested in cardiology and gastroenterology. I enjoy the interface between imaging, physiology, and diseases.
Endoscopedia: What is one thing you would like Endoscopedia readers to know about you?
WB: I enjoy the intensity and competition of a good game of tennis.
Endoscopedia: What accomplishment makes you most proud?
WB: In the early 1990s, I decided that I would focus on endoscopic ultrasound and its development as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool. I am impressed with the interest in EUS.
Endoscopedia: What is your favorite vacation spot?
WB: My wife and I enjoy scuba diving in the Caribbean and also vacationing in Cape Cod.
Endoscopedia: If you could only listen to one kind of music for the rest of your life, what would it be?
WB: I enjoy old fashioned folk music with strong lyrics and an interesting message.
Endoscopedia: If you were stranded on an island, what one book would you bring?
WB: I would probably bring the Encyclopedia Britannica. Is that fair?
Endoscopedia: If you could travel in time to a different time period, where would you go?
WB: I would probably enjoy the development of Africa in the 1940s and 50s. This was a time of innocence and great adventures.
Endoscopedia: What is the most unusual thing about you?
WB: I have become a Boston sports fanatic.
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