Martin H. Floch, MD, MACG, FACP, AGAF is a graduate of New York University, has a master's degree from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, and received his MD from New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY. He completed his residency at Beth Israel Hospital, New York and gastroenterology training at the former Seton Hall College of Medicine, South Orange, NJ. He is a Master of the American College of Gastroenterology, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, as well as the American Gastroenterology Association. Dr. Floch has had numerous NIH grants at Yale University, New Haven and Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, CT. He was Chairman of Internal Medicine at Norwalk Hospital from 1970 to 1994, and founding Chief of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Norwalk Hospital, which he assumed after founding the Norwalk Medical Group. Presently Dr. Floch is Chief of Ambulatory Gastroenterology at Yale New Haven Hospital and sees patients as well as teaches at the Yale Medical Group, Digestive Disease Section. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Floch is conducting research on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticulitis, and probiotics. A registry for IBS patients has been formed and there will be several trials of the effects of probiotics on IBS patients. Dr. Floch is renowned for his work in probiotics, and has lectured on the subject at numerous universities and medical centers in this country and internationally. Adam S. Kim, MD was raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota and is currently a gastroenterologist working in the Twin Cities area with Minnesota Gastroenterology, PA. He received his bachelor's degree at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. He then attended medical school at the University of Minnesota, where he studied the intestinal flora and its role in disease and health. Dr. Kim completed his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He then went on to complete his Gastroenterology Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. During his time at Yale University, Dr. Kim became increasingly interested in the use of probiotics and started collaborating with Dr. Martin Floch on how best to use probiotics in clinical medicine.