Medical Journal - Houston (Internet / Print) June 2006 “When people talk about the art of medicine, they usually mean that medicine is not an exact science in the way it is practiced. For me, however, art means passion, imagination, and creativity and I believe this is exactly what is needed when faced with chronic intractable diseases and hopefully is reflected in the diverse nature of my research,” said Dr. Jay Pasricha. Dr. Pasricha feels his greatest accomplishment has been putting together the wonderful team of clinicians and researchers in the division of gastroenterology at UTMB. They have made very valuable contributions in fundamental and therapeutic discoveries, and are now ranked among the best in the country with many international leaders.