Dr. Andrew Ringel, a board-certified gastroenterologist, has joined Florida Research Institute (FRI) in a leadership position. Ringel comes to FRI from North Florida, where he led a successful GI practice for more than 25 years. His continual research and clinical reviews have earned him articles in numerous peer-reviewed publications and presentations at international GI conferences. FRI is a global leader in gastroenterology and hepatology research with a team of more than 20 clinical professionals. Located in Lakewood Ranch, this multi-therapeutic, dedicated research facility focuses on numerous clinical study areas including liver diseases, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and autoimmune hepatitis. In his new role, Ringel will provide clinical and medical support for FRI’s studies while ensuring participants receive the highest quality care.