Mark Pimentel, MD, FRCP (C), is Associate Professor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Director of the GI Motility Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Pimentel earned his undergraduate degree in honors microbiology and biochemistry, his medical degree, and his BSc (medicine) from the University of Manitoba Health Sciences Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, where he also completed a residency in internal medicine. His medical training included a fellowship in gastroenterology at the UCLA Affiliated Training Program. Active in research, Dr. Pimentel has served as a principal investigator or co-investigator for numerous clinical trials in areas such as irritable bowel syndrome and gastric motility in type 2 diabetes. His work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, the American Journal of Physiology, the American Journal of Gastroenterology, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, and the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, among others. Dr. Pimentel has been invited to present his work at meetings, grand rounds, and advisory boards in the United States and internationally. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine (gastroenterology) and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Pimentel is also a member of several medical associations, including the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Motility Society.