Sami R. Achem, M.D.

Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

Languages

English
  1. Chest pain
  2. Eosinophilic esophagitis
  3. GERD
  • Non-cardiac chest pain
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Benign esophageal disorders
  • Esophageal motility
  • Upper gastrointestinal motility disorders
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  1. 1984
    Research Fellowship - Gastrointestinal Motility and Hormone InteractionsUniversity of Michigan Medical Center
  2. 1981
    Clinical Fellowship - GastroenterologyUniversity of Michigan Medical Center
  3. 1979
    Resident - Internal MedicineUniversity of Cincinnati Medical Center
  4. 1977
    Internship - Internal MedicineUniversity of Cincinnati Medical Center
  5. 1976
    Internship - Postgraduate, Rotatory InternshipNational Mexican Institute of Social Security
  6. 1974
    Internship - Social ServicePublic Health Branch, National Mexican Government
  7. 1973
    Internship - Rotatory InternshipNational Mexican Institute of Social Security
  8. 1972
    MDFacultad De Medicina De Torreon
  9. 1966
    BSInstituto Frances De La Laguna

Awards and honors

  1. 2011
    Best Doctors in America: FloridaBest Doctors in America
  2. 2005
    Re-Elected Governor, State of Florida, Northern Region (Second Term)American College of Gastroenterology
  3. 2005
    America's Top PhysiciansAwarding Organization
  4. 2004
    The James Borland, Sr. Annual Memorial LectureFlorida Gastroenterological Association Annual Meeting
  5. 2004
    The Best Doctors in JacksonvilleJacksonville Magazine
  6. 2004
    Inducted as "Academist"National Mexican Academy of Surgery
  7. 2004
    Board of Governors Service Award fro Outstanding Service to the ACG Board of GovernorsAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  8. 2004
    Who is Who in America?Awarding Organization
  9. 2002
    Governor, State of Florida, Northern RegionAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  10. 2002
    Distinguished Medical Student - Life Award RecognitionThe University of Coahuila, School of Medicine, Torreon, Mexico
  11. 2002
    Honorary MemberMexican Society of Gastroenterology
  12. 2002
    The Best Doctors in AmericaAwarding Organization
  13. 2002
    The Best Doctors in JacksonvilleAwarding Organization
  14. 2001
    Presidential Award for Dedication and ServiceFlorida Gastroenterology Society
  15. 2001
    Outstanding Faculty Teacher Recognition Award - Subspecialty in GastroenterologyDepartment of Internal Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  16. 2000
    Outstanding Faculty Teacher Recognition AwardDivision of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Medical School
  17. 2000
    Outstanding Faculty Teacher Recognition AwardDepartment of Internal Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  18. 2000
    Outstanding Faculty Teacher Recognition Award - Subspecialty in GastroenterologyDepartment of Internal Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  19. 1999
    Distinguished Visiting PhysicianCity of Maracaibo, Venezuela
  20. 1998
    Distinguished Visiting PhysicianCity of San Pedro Sula, Honduras
  21. 1998
    Distinguished Visiting PhysicianCity of San Pedro Sula, Honduras
  22. 1997
    Best Research Paper: Hazan S, Steinberg A, Morris N, Affronti J, Achem SR. Long-Term Reproducibility of Intraesophageal Balloon Distension Studies In Patients With Unexplained Chest PainFlorida Chapter ACP-ASIM
  23. 1997
    Best Research Paper: Hazan S, Morris N, Affronti, Achem SR. Long-term reproducibility of sensory and pain thresholds in patients with unexplained chest pain - , Jacksonville Research DayUniversity of Florida
  24. 1997
    The Best Doctors in America. Top Best Physicians in the Southeast, United StatesAwarding Organization
  25. 1996
    Best Research Paper: Hazan S, Castell DO, Achem SR. Octreotide Improves Sensory and Pain Thresholds in Patients with Noncardiac Chest PainAnnual Meeting of the American College of Physicians, Florida Chapter, Ft. Lauderdale
  26. 1996
    Best Research Paper: Hazan S, Castell DO, Achem SR. Octreotide Improves Sensory and Pain Thresholds in Patients with Noncardiac Chest Pain -Jacksonville Research DayUniversity of Florida
  27. 1996
    Recognized Research Presentation. *Cabi MA, Achem SR. Identifying Reflux in Patients with Noncardiac Chest Pain: Diagnostic Sensitivities and Associated Charges.American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  28. 1996
    Outstanding Faculty Teacher of the Year, Second PlaceFamily Practice Residency Training Program, University of Florida, Jacksonville
  29. 1996
    FellowAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  30. 1995
    The Best Doctors in America. Top Best Physicians in the Southeast, United States, Jacksonville areaAwarding Organization
  31. 1993
    Outstanding Faculty Teacher of the YearFamily Practice Residency Training Program, University of Florida, Jacksonville
  32. 1990
    Outstanding Faculty Teacher of the YearFamily Practice Residency Training Program, University of Florida, Jacksonville
  33. 1990
    FellowAmerican College of Physicians
  34. 1989
    Outstanding Faculty Teacher of the YearFamily Practice Residency Training Program, University of Florida, Jacksonville
  35. 1989
    Outstanding Faculty Teacher of the YearInternal Medicine Residency Training Program, University of Florida, Jacksonville Division
  36. 1989
    Award Recognition for Teaching and ServicesMexican Gastroenterology Society, Coahuila Chapter
  37. 1988
    Outstanding Faculty Teacher of the YearFamily Practice Residency Training Program, University of Florida, Jacksonville
  38. 1987
    Active Teacher RecognitionAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
  39. 1985
    Outstanding Faculty Teacher of the year - Second place.Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, University of Florida, Jacksonville Division
  40. 1973
    with honorsNational Mexican Institute of Social Security
  41. 1972
    Golden Plate at Medical School as first rated student throughout medical school careerFacultad De Medicina De Torreon, Mexico
  42. 1969
    A.H. Robbins Pharmaceutical Award for Distinguished Medical School CareerAwarding Organization
  43. 1967
    With honors each year; Summa Cum Laude, ranked first in graduating class throughout each yearFacultad De Medicina De Torreon, Mexico
  44. 1966
    With honors; Magna Cum Laude, ranked second in graduating class, ValedictorianInstituto Frances De La Laguna
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Professional memberships

  1. 2011
    MemberMembership Section, International Association for the Study of Esophageal Diseases, OESO
  2. 2011
    MemberEsophageal Motility Section, International Association for the Study of Esophageal Diseases, OESO
  3. 2011 - present
    MemberInternational Association for the Study of Esophageal Diseases, OESO
  4. 2009
    ChairEsophageal Motility Disorders, American College of Gastroenterology
  5. 2009
    ReviewerAnnual Meeting Esophagus Section Poster, American College of Gastroenterology
  6. 2008
    MemberInternational Relations Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
  7. 2008
    MemberEducation Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
  8. 2008
    MemberPost-graduate Education Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
  9. 2005
    Abstract ReviewerThe Esophagus Section, American Gastroenterological Association Annual Meeting
  10. 2004
    Abstract ReviewerThe Esophagus Section, American Gastroenterological Association Annual Meeting
  11. 2004
    Co-ChairThe Esophagus Section, American Gastroenterological Association Annual Meeting
  12. 2004
    Appointed ""Academician""National Mexican Academy of Surgery
  13. 2003
    Abstract ReviewerThe Esophagus Section, American Gastroenterological Association Annual Meeting
  14. 2002
    Course DirectorPost-Graduate Course: Gastroenterology - Recent Advances, American College of Gastroenterology and Florida Gastroenterology Society, Combined Regional Meeting
  15. 2002
    MemberFaculty Planning Committee, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  16. 2002 - 2005
    MemberAdvisory Panel on Gastrointestinal Devices, Gastroenterology Section, Food and Drug Administration
  17. 2002 - 2004
    GovernorNorthern Florida, American College of Gastroenterology
  18. 2002
    Immediate Past PresidentFlorida Gastroenterological Association
  19. 2002
    Honorary MemberMexican Gastroenterology Society
  20. 2002
    MemberGastroenterology Alumni Society, University of Michigan
  21. 2001 - present
    Program CoordinatorSwallowing Disorders Monthly Conference, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  22. 2001
    Course DirectorPost-Graduate Course: Gastroenterology in the 21 Century, Annual Meeting of the Florida Gastroenterological Association
  23. 2001
    Course Co-DirectorPost-Graduate Course: Recent Advances in Gastroenterology, American College of Gastroenterology and Florida Gastroenterology Society, Combined Regional Meeting
  24. 2001
    MemberPlanning Committee, Post-Graduate Course in Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  25. 2001
    MemberBy-Laws Committee, Florida Gastroenterology Society
  26. 2001
    MemberAcademic Committee, Florida Gastroenterology Society
  27. 2001
    MemberNominating Committee, Duval County Medical Society
  28. 2000 - 2001
    PresidentFlorida Gastroenterological Association
  29. 2000
    MemberInternational Task Force, American Gastroenterological Association
  30. 2000 - present
    Program CoordinatorGastroenterology, Radiology and Surgery Bi-Monthly Lecture, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  31. 2000 - present
    MemberInternational Health Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  32. 2000 - present
    Associate Program DirectorGastroenterology Training Program Fellowship, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  33. 2000 - present
    Alumni Association, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  34. 1999
    President-ElectFlorida Gastroenterological Association
  35. 1999
    MemberCommittee for Clinical Practice Parameters, American Motility Society
  36. 1999
    Nominee for GovernorState of Florida, American College of Gastroenterology
  37. 1999 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  38. 1999 - present
    MemberResearch Committee, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  39. 1998 - 2003
    MemberInternational Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  40. 1998
    TreasurerFlorida Gastroenterological Association
  41. 1998
    SecretaryFlorida Gastroenterological Association
  42. 1997
    MemberMedical Staff Policies and Regulations Committee, Health Sciences Center, University of Florida
  43. 1997
    TreasurerFlorida Gastroenterological Association
  44. 1996 - 1998
    MemberAd Hoc Committee for the nomination of the Distinguished Clinician Award, American Gastroenterological Association
  45. 1996
    Abstract Selection ReviewerAmerican College of Gastroenterology National Annual Meeting
  46. 1995 - 2000
    MemberAd Hoc Committee on International Relations, American College of Gastroenterology
  47. 1995
    ChairEsophageal Section, American Gastroenterological Association Annual Meeting
  48. 1995
    Chairperson/ModeratorEsophageal Section, American Gastroenterological Association Annual Meeting
  49. 1994
    Chairperson/ModeratorEsophageal Section, American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting
  50. 1994
    MemberProject on Esophageal Reflux, National Task on Educational Projects, American College of Gastroenterology
  51. 1994
    ReviewerRelevancy Value of Test Questions, Subspecialty Board of Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine
  52. 1993 - 1997
    MemberResearch Committee, University of Florida
  53. 1993
    Abstract ReviewerEsophageal Section, American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting
  54. 1992 - 1999
    MemberInternational Association of Pancreatology
  55. 1992
    Member In-chargeJacksonville Chapter, Physicians Volunteerism Program, American College of Gastroenterology
  56. 1992
    Abstract Selection ReviewerEsophageal Section, American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting
  57. 1992
    Session ChairSession on Esophageal Disorders, American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting
  58. 1990 - 1998
    MemberSouthern Medical Association
  59. 1990
    MemberNominating Committee, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  60. 1988 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  61. 1987 - 1994
    ChairInstitutional Review Board, University of Florida
  62. 1987 - 1990
    MemberFaculty Search Committee, Pathology Department, University of Florida
  63. 1987 - 1990
    MemberFaculty Diagnostic Clinic Committee, University of Florida
  64. 1987 - 1989
    MemberFaculty Search Committee, Cardiology Department, University of Florida
  65. 1987 - present
    ChairJacksonville Gastroenterology Society
  66. 1986 - 1989
    MemberHospital Reorganization Committee, University Medical Center
  67. 1986 - 1987
    MemberFringe Benefit Committee, University of Florida
  68. 1986 - 1987
    FacultyNephrology Search Committee, University of Florida
  69. 1986 - 1987
    ChiefNephrology Search Committee, University of Florida
  70. 1986 - 1987
    MemberNephrology Search Committee, University of Florida
  71. 1985 - 1987
    MemberInternal Medicine Housestaff Selection Committee, University of Florida
  72. 1985 - 1987
    MemberEmergency Medicine Faculty Positions Search Committee, University of Florida
  73. 1985 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  74. 1985 - present
    MemberAmerican Motility Society
  75. 1985 - present
    MemberDuval County Medical Society
  76. 1985 - present
    MemberAnnual Meeting of the Florida Gastroenterological Association
  77. 1985 - present
    MemberFlorida Medical Association
  78. 1985 - present
    MemberFlorida Physicians Association
  79. 1985 - present
    MemberFlorida Society of Internal Medicine
  80. 1985 - present
    MemberFlorida Gastroenterological Association
  81. 1984 - 1994
    MemberHuman Experimentation Committee, University of Florida
  82. 1982 - 1984
    MemberDetroit Gastroenterological Medical Society
  83. 1982 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  84. 1982 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Internal Medicine
  85. 1980 - 1982
    MemberAmerican College of Emergency Physicians
  86. 1979 - present
    MemberAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  87. 1977 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  88.  
    MemberInternational Activities Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  89.  
    MemberAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
  90.  
    MemberAmerican Federation for Clinical Research
  91.  
    MemberAmerican Liver Foundation
  92.  
    MemberAmerican Society for Contemporary Medicine and Surgery
  93.  
    MemberAbstract Selection Committee, Esophageal Section, American Gastroenterological Association Annual Meeting
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