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educator , microbiologist

Barry James Marshall, Australian, American Gastroenterologist. Avocations: computer hardware and software, photography, skin diving, American cuisine. M C. Fellow Royal Australian College Physicians, American College Gastroenterolgy; member Australian Medical Association, Australian Gastroenterological Society.


Marshall, Barry James was born on September 30, 1951 in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia. Son of Robert William and Marjory Jean (Donald) Marshall. came to the United States, 1986.


Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, U. Western Australia, Perth, 1974; postgraduate, U. Western Australia, Perth, 1986.


Intern Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, 1975-1976, resident Alabama, 1976-1977, registrar medicine, 1977-1978, Royal Perth Hospital, 1979-1982, National Health & Medical Research Council research fellow in gastroenterology, 1985—1986. General physician, acting superintendent Port Hedland Regional Hospital, 1982—1983. Senior registrar medicine Fremantle Hospital, 1983—1985.

Research fellow division gastroenterology University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1986—1996, assistant professor medicine, 1988—1992, associate professor, 1992—1992, professor, 1993—2004, clinical professor, 1993—1996, professor research in internal medicine, 1996—2007. Clinical professor medicine University Western Australia, since 1997, Burnet fellow, 1998—2003, clinical professor microbiology, since 1999, co-director Marshall Center Infectious Diseases Research & Training, since 2006. Medical director TRI-MED Distributors Pty Ltd, Western Australia, since 1990.

Service with Citizen Military Forces, Western Australia, 1969-1971.


  • Achievements include first to prove that the bacterium Helicobacter pylori is the cause of most peptic ulcers, reversing decades of medical doctrine which held that ulcers were caused by stress, spicy foods, and too much acid.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Fellow: Australian Academy of Sciences, British Royal Society, Royal Australian College Physicians. Member: American Society Clinical Investigation, American Federation Clinical Research, American Gastroenterological Association (Distinguished Achievement award 1995, William Beaumont prize 2006), Australian Medical Association (Medical Research award 1995), American College Gastroenterolgy, Australian Gastroenterological Society (Distinguished Research prize 1998).


  • Other Interests

    Computer hardware and software, photography, skin diving, american cuisine.


Married Adrienne Joyce Feldman, December 27, 1972. Children: Luke, Bronwyn, Caroline, Jessica.

Robert William Marshall

Marjory Jean (Donald) Marshall

Adrienne Joyce Feldman

Caroline Marshall

Bronwyn Marshall

Jessica Marshall

Luke Marshall