Dr. Jay L. Goldstein is a board-certified gastroenterologist who is currently Division Head of Gastroenterology and Vice Chairman of Medicine at NorthShore University HealthSystem effective June 2012. He was formerly Professor of Medicine and Vice Head for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Medicine at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago. After completing his fellowship in gastroenterology, he joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1984, where he rose in rank to the level of Professor of Medicine. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Goldstein has been involved in research focusing on injury of the upper gastrointestinal tract. His interests include the effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in causing GI injury, COX-2 specific inhibitors, GERD, as well as disease states associated with Helicobacter pylori. Dr. Goldstein has developed a strong interest in outcomes research and has been director of an annual program co-sponsored by the Gastroenterological Research Group and the American Gastroenterological Association entitled “Methodologies in Healthcare Outcomes in Gastroenterology”. This successful course met annually for 14 years until 2010 and was designed to expose and educate gastroenterology fellows and junior faculty on the basics and essentials of clinical research. Over the 14 years, this course enrolled over 1000 participants. Over the past 20-30 years, Dr. Goldstein has also devoted a great deal of time serving as a primary mentor and advisor to over 150 medical students at the University of Illinois at Chicago, over 100 internal medicine residents and over 50 fellows in gastroenterology. Since leaving the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Goldstein has assumed the position of Division Head of Gastroenterology at NorthShore University HealthSystem and oversees a newly developed fellowship in Gastroenterology. In addition, he has assumed the leadership of the Internal Medicine Resident Evaluation Committee overseeing the academic progression of 75 residents annually at NorthShore.