Dr. J. Thomas Lamont received his medical degree in 1965 from the University of Rochester, and was intern, resident, and chief resident in medicine at UCLA.

Following a GI Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, he joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School in 1974. From 1980 to 1995, he was Chief of GI at Boston University School of Medicine, and from 1996 to 2012, was GI Division Chief at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is the Rabb Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Lamont’s clinical interests are in the area of intestinal infections, GERD, abdominal pain, disorders of intestinal motility, and irritable bowel syndrome.

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Lamont serves as a mentor for young scientists and faculty members, and as a resource for manuscript and grant preparation, as well as career planning.

Dr. J. Thomas Lamont served as Associate Editor for GI and Liver Diseases at the New England Journal of Medicine from 2001 to 2017, and is currently Editor-in-Chief for Gastroenterology for UpToDate in Medicine. He is also the author of C. Diff In 30 Minutes.

In April 2019, the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) announced that Acid Reflux & Heartburn In 30 Minutes was the recipient of a gold Benjamin Franklin award for excellence in publishing.