November 6, 2020 – Alison Schneider, MD, a gastroenterologist at Cleveland Clinic Weston, was elected President of the Florida Gastroenterologic Society (FGS) during the organization’s 55th Annual Meeting held recently. 
The mission of FGS is to strengthen the camaraderie of Florida gastroenterologists through top quality events, provide opportunities for continuing medical education, keep members informed of current legislative issues and serve as an advocate and support for the next generation of gastroenterology professionals. Formed in 1965, FGS looks for ways to improve and enhance the skills of its members in order to better serve patients.
“Dr. Schneider is an experienced physician who has dedicated her career to patient care, research and education,” said Rodolfo J. Blandon, MD, MBA, President of Cleveland Clinic Weston. She has been a tremendous asset to the Florida Gastroenterologic Society and this leadership role will allow her to use her expertise to advance the gastroenterology profession, not just in the local area, but throughout the state of Florida.” 
Dr. Schneider joined Cleveland Clinic Weston in 2007. Her specialty interests include gastrointestinal motility disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and female issues in gastroenterology and hepatology. 
Dr. Schneider received her medical degree from the University of Miami in Miami, Fla. and completed an internal medicine internship and residency from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She also completed fellowship training in gastroenterology at Drexel University’s College of Medicine in Philadelphia, P.A.  
About Cleveland Clinic Weston 
Cleveland Clinic Weston, part of Cleveland Clinic’s Florida region, is a nonprofit, multi-specialty, academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. With locations in Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Parkland, West Palm Beach, Wellington, and Palm Beach Gardens, Cleveland Clinic Weston has more than 250 physicians with expertise in 55 specialties. The medical campus is fully integrated and includes diagnostic centers, outpatient surgery and a 24-hour emergency department located in the state-of-the-art hospital. Cleveland Clinic’s Florida region now includes Cleveland Clinic Indian River and Cleveland Clinic Martin Health and has hospitals and outpatient centers in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties. The Florida region is an integral part of Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where providing outstanding patient care is based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Physicians at Cleveland Clinic are experts in the treatment of complex conditions that are difficult to diagnose. For more information about Cleveland Clinic Florida, visit Follow us on Twitter and Facebook