About William B. Salt II, M.D.
William B. Salt II, M.D. has spent more than 24 years caring for patients with digestive and liver diseases. He is board-certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology, and has a special interest in irritable bowel syndrome as well as other functional disorders.
He currently holds an appointment as Clinical Associate Professor in Medicine at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where he received his M.D. degree in 1972. He trained for five additional years in internal medicine and gastroenterology at Vanderbilt University Hospitals in Nashville, Tennessee, where he also served as Chief Resident in Medicine.
His primary hospital affiliation is Mt. Carmel Health, which is a teaching hospital and affiliate of The Ohio State University, and where he serves as a chairman of the Continuing Medical Education Committee and as the Educational Director in Gastroenterology. He practices with the Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. in Columbus.
An award-winning teacher, Dr. Salt was most recently recognized as "Distinguished Educator of the Year" for 2000 by The Ohio State University. There he is actively involved in teaching medical students and residents in medicine, family practice, surgery and obstetrics/gynecology.
Dr. Salt is the author of the first edition and co-author of the revised edition of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the MindBodySpirit Connection and Fibromyalgia and the MindBodySpirit Connection. He has also authored a dozen medical journal articles and one chapter in a book for physicians. He speaks internationally on irritable bowel syndrome and functional bowel disorders. Patients and medical peers alike know and respect his work in the MindBodySpirit approach to physical symptoms.
About Neil F. Neimark, M.D.
Neil F. Neimark, M.D. is currently in private practice in Irvine, California where he successfully applies the principles of MindBodySpirit medicine to help his patients overcome illness and work toward optimal physical, emotional and spiritual health. He is a board-certified family physician and graduated with honors in 1981 from The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
He now serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of California at Irvine where he teaches medical students. He was honored by the Society of the Teachers of Family Medicine with the "Resident Teacher Award" in 1986.
While completing his internship, he became disenchanted with traditional medicine's focus on disease and cure, rather than health and healing. His frustration at his inability to help patients stay healthy led him on a search for the scientific basis for achieving optimal health and preventing disease.
This quest resulted in a new-found focus after attending a conference in 1984 where he met Herbert Benson, M.D., and Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., pioneers in the field of mind-body health and psychoneuroimmunology. He finished his residency at Mt. Carmel Health in Columbus, Ohio and completed a fellowship focusing on the MindBodySpirit connection.
In addition to co-authoring the second edition of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the MindBodySpirit Connection, he has produced three audio tapes: Less Stress Surgery: A Guided Imagery Relaxation Tape; The Healing Power of Attitudes and Beliefs; and Contacting Your Inner Healer. He is also the author of The Handbook of Journaling: Tools for the Healing of Mind, Body and Spirit.