Nelson Gantz

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Nelson Murray Gantz MD, FACP, (29 October 1941 – 20 June 2006) was an epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist. He served on the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee from 2003 to 2005.[1] His expertise, empathy, and service to the myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome community is commemorated by the Nelson Gantz Outstanding Clinician Award given biennially to other physicians by the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.[2]

Positions included: Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Polyclinic Medical Center, Harrisburg, PA; Clinical Professor of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Hershey, PA; Clinical Professor of Medicine, Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, and Chief of Infectious Diseases at Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder, Colorado.

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Dr. Gantz is one of the authors of the 1988 Holmes criteria case definition for chronic fatigue syndrome.[3][4]

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  1. (2003), Sep 29, 2003 CFSAC Meeting (Roster)
  3. Holmes, Gary P.; Writing Committee (1988), "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Working Case Definition", Annals of Internal Medicine, 108 (3): 387-389, PMID 2829679
  5. Fisher, Gregg Charles; Cheney, Paul; Straus, Stephen; Gantz, Nelson M.; Klonoff, David C.; Oleske, James M. (1997), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Comprehensive Guide to Symptoms, Treatments, and Solving the Practical Problems of CFS (book), Grand Central Publishing
  6. Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Measuring the Health of Persian Gulf Veterans. Measuring the Health of Persian Gulf Veterans: Workshop Summary. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1998. COMMITTEE ON MEASURING THE HEALTH OF PERSIAN GULF VETERANS. Available from:
  7. Gantz, Nelson M.; Brown, Richard B.; Berk, Steven L.; Myers, James W. (2004), Manual of Clinical Problems in Infectious Disease, 5th edition (medical book), Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins, doi:10.1086/503574
  8. Gantz, NM (1995), "10 key questions answered on chronic fatigue syndrome", Contempory Internal Medicine, 7 (7): 15-6, 21-4, 27-8, PMID 10150610
  9. Yu, Victor L.; Gantz, Nelson M.; Coldsmith, Elizabeth E. (2001), "Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia resources on the world wide web: a descriptive journey", Clinical Infectious Diseases, 32 (6): 938-948, doi:10.1086/319362
  10. Reeves, W.C.; Lloyd, A.; Vernon, S. D.; Klimas, N.; Jason, L.A.; Bleijenberg, G.; Evengard, B.; White, P. D.; Nisenbaum, R.; Unger, E.; The International Chronic Fatigue Research group members (2003), "Identification of ambiguities in the 1994 chronic fatigue syndrome research case definition and recommendations for resolution", BMC Health Services Research, 3 (25), doi:10.1186/1472-6963-3-25