Yehuda Ringel, MD

Dr. Yehuda Ringel

Yehuda Ringel

Professor in Medicine (On Sabbatical)

Curriculum Vitae | Admin Assistant | Research Coordinator

Associate Director, UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
4107 BioInformatics Bldg, CB# 7080
130 Mason Farm RD
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-7080
Ph:   (919) 843 9947
Fax: (919) 966 - 8929



Yehuda Ringel, MD, is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Ringel earned his medical degree cum laude at The Technion – The Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel and completed his medical residency and fellowship in gastroenterology at Tel-Aviv Medical Center in Israel. Additional training includes a Master in Internal Medicine at Tel-Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine and a postdoctoral fellowship at UNC-Chapel Hill in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.


Dr. Ringel clinical work focuses on a patient-centered, integrative, multi-disciplinary approach for the evaluation and treatment of patients with functional and motility gastrointestinal disorders. He is the Associate Director of the UNC Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders and his clinic has become recognized as a tertiary referral site for complicated patients with these disorders.

Dr. Ringel has been involved in clinical and translational research related to functional gastrointestinal disorders for over 15 years.  His research relates to the effect of clinical, physiological and psychosocial factors on the intestinal physiology and functional gastrointestinal symptoms. He is an expert in clinical research and has been involved in the design, evaluation and conduct of clinical trials evaluating new drugs, dietary and food supplements, and new approaches for diagnosis and treatment of patients with GI disorders.  He was awarded two grants from the National Institute of Health (NIDDK) to examine the role of intestinal microbiome and intestinal inflammation and immune function in the pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome.

Dr. Ringel is a recipient of several prestigious awards including from the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA), the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and the Functional Brain-Gut Research Group (FBG). He is a member of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) Education Committee and an associate editor for the Neurogastroenterology and Motility, Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, and the World Journal of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Ringel has published multiple original articles, reviews, editorials and book chapters and he is frequently invited to share his experience and present his work at national and international professional and scientific meetings.

Clinical Interests

Irritable bowel syndrome, functional motility disorders

Honors and Awards

  • 2006 - 2011: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) K-23 Patient - Oriented Research Career Development Award
  • 2006: The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) K12 Mentored Clinical Research Scholar
  • 2003: The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Award for Clinical Research in Irritable Bowel Syndrome / Motility by the AGA ad the Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition