Baha Moshiree M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Baha Moshiree MD, MS-CI is Professor of Medicine and Director of Motility, in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, CarolinasHealth Care System. She completed subspecialty training in gastroenterology at the University of Florida and received a master's degree in clinical investigation with a focus in functional and motility disorders during fellowship training on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) T32 grant. Her specific expertise are in the diagnosis and management of patients with chronic gastrointestinal illnesses such as complex esophageal disorders, gastroparesis, intestinal pseudo-obstruction, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and constipation. The main focus of her research has been the multidimensional pathophysiology of IBS with complex interactions between the sensitizing effects of inflammation, central nervous system disinhibition, gut immunity, and genetic influences. Her publications have examined pain processing mechanisms and brain-gut interactions in patients with IBS. Her research continues to focus on the discovery of biomarkers for the diagnosis of IBS and on new treatments for gastroparesis and small bowel overgrowth. She has been the principal investigator of several clinical drug trials as well as dietary and behavioral therapies comparing a Low FODMAP diet to mindfulness based eating behavior in patients with IBS. She has also received the prestigious DIGEST Award (Digest 2) from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) targeting better treatment options for patients with CF. She is also on a guideline committee for the CF foundation working on treatment algorithms for chronic lung disease patients. Dr. Moshiree has presented her research at several national meetings and has received the Presidential Poster Award at the American College of Gastroenterology Meeting and the Poster of Distinction at Digestive Diseases Week; she has also received a Young Investigator Award from the American Motility Society. In addition to her clinical and research interests, Dr. Moshiree has a strong commitment to education and has received several education awards, including the Outstanding Teaching Award while at University of Florida; Excellence in Mentoring (2011), which is given yearly to only one member from the Department of Medicine at the University of Florida; Excellence in Research awards; and the American Medical Association's Women Physicians Section (WPS) Inspiration Physician Award (2014). She is on the American Gastroenterology Association's Institute Council (2017-present) and is now newly elected to the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society's Council (4 year term) while serving as chair for abstract reviews for national GI meetings, and co-directing the Florida Gastroenterology Society meeting.