Winfried Häuser is a specialist of general internal medicine, psychosomatic medicine and pain medicine. He is a consultant for gastroenterology, hepatology, oncology and infectious diseases in the department of Internal Medicine I, academic hospital Saarbrücken, Germany. He is a member of the ambulatory pain medicine and mental health care center Saarbrücken and offers special consultant hours for patients with fibromyalgia and chronic abdominal pain. He is adjunct professor for psychosomatic medicine at the Technical University Munich, Germany. His areas of research are psychosomatic aspects of bowel diseases, functional somatic syndromes (fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pelvic pain), evidence-based medicine and health care research.