Thomas Konturek, MD
Dr. Thomas Konturek is a gastroenterologist providing compassionate, integrated care for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal and liver diseases to his patients in the North Orange County Area.
Working in different countries and experiencing patient care in different culturally sensitive settings, Dr. Konturek’s focus in treating GI related diseases is patient centered with the aim to provide the best possible evidence-based
Dr. Konturek’s special interests include digestive disorders of the brain-gut interaction (irritable bowel syndrome), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and peptic related diseases (GERD and peptic ulcer disease). In addition to clinical work, Dr. Konturek conducted translational research in the field of neurogastroenterology with focus on nerve growth factors in IBS.
Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (Tufts School of Medicine), Boston
Residency, Internal Medicine
Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany
Certifications & Licenses:
American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine
CA State Medical License
Konturek TJ, Martinez C, Niesler B, van der Voort I, MönnikesH, Stengel A, Goebel-Stengel M. The Role of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor in Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Front Psychiatry. 2021 Jan 14;11:531385. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.531385. PMID: 33519536; PMCID: PMC7840690.
Konturek PC, Harsch IA, Konturek K, Schink M, Konturek T, Neurath MF, Zopf Y. Gut⁻Liver Axis: How Do Gut Bacteria Influence the Liver? Med Sci (Basel). 2018 Sep 17;6(3):79. doi: 10.3390/medsci6030079. PMID: 30227645; PMCID: PMC6165386.
Konarska K, Cieszkowski J, War
Konturek T, Lembo A. Spasm, nutcracker, and IEM: real or manometry findings? J Clin Gastroenterol. 2008 May-Jun;42(5):647-51. doi: 10.1097/MCG.0b013e3181646d19. PMID: 18364582.