Editorial Board

Editors

Christina Nasadyuk

Lviv National Medical University
Ukraine

Research Interest:
gastrointestinal tract; regulatory peptides; stem cells; umbilical cord blood; glycobiology; inflammation

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Charu Dutt Arora

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
USA

Research Interest:
Pediatrics; Public health; Medical Education and Clinical Research

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Kumar Jayanth

Imperial College London
UK

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Varshil Mehta

MGM. Medical College
India

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Internal Medicine; Genetics in hepatology; gastroenterology

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Dr. Varshil Mehta has completed his bachelors in Medicine & Surgery (MBBS) from MGM Medical College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai, India. He has also been trained in Allergy, Endocrinology and Cardiology at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Rush University and Mount Sinai Hospital, USA respectively. He is a firm believer of helping the society by providing best medical care and currently, working as an extern at Life Care Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Ahmedabad, India. He also has a firm interest in Research and has worked on various Review Article, Meta-Analysis and Clinical Studies. My field of interest is Internal medicine and its sub-specialties. He also serves as an editorial board member in various national and international journals. Awards: Best Young Researcher Award by Grabs Charitable Trust. Achievements: Selected & Sponsored to represent India at IFMSA-APRM, Bangkok, Thailand by Elsevier Health.
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Peter Buch

University of Connecticut School of Medicine
USA

Research Interest:
Clinical Practice of GI; Pancreatic Insufficiency; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Celiac Disease and non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity; Chronic Pancreatitis; Diarrhea; Work Life Balance; Transition from Fellowship to Practice.

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Dr. Peter Buch is a clinical Gastroenterologist with 34 years of teaching experience. Teaching is his PASSION. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut of Medicine as well as the University of New England College of Medicine. His teaching style is case based, very interactive and always fun. He has a large experience in teaching medical students, house staff, GI fellows, PAs, APRNs and practicing clinicians. He has had extensive national lecturing experience. His lectures have consistently been extremely well received. He always learns from his audiences and is delighted to travel for new speaking opportunities.
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Wilson Catapani

School of Medicine ABC
Brazil

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Natale Figura

University of Siena
Italy

Research Interest:
H. pylori infection; Virulence factors and extradigestive diseases associated with H. pylori infection

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Jorge Carbo Perseguer

Hospital Universitario La Paz
Spain

Research Interest:
Endoscopy: Percutaneous Endoscopy Gastrostomy (PEG) in neuromuscular disease; Endoscopic mucosal resection

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Graduated Medicine Degree in 1979 of the Zaragoza Medicine University. Fellowship 1 year in the Endocrinology Department of the Gregorio Maranon Hospital in Madrid (1981). Fellowship in the Gastroenterology Department of the Princesa Hospital in Madrid (1982-1985). Staff in the Gastroenterology Department of the Txagorritxu Hospital of Vitoria (1986). Staff in the Medicine Department of the Galdakao Hospital of Vizcaya (1987-1989). Staff in the Gastroenterology Department of the Carlos III Hospital of Madrid (1990-2013). Staff in the Gastroenterology Department of the La Paz Hospital of Madrid (since 2014). Member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE), the Spanish Society of Digestive Patology (SEPD) and the Spanish Society of Endoscopy (SEED). Author and co-author more than 25 articles in peer reviewed Spanish and English journals. Participation in 15 European Workshop in Digestive Endoscopy and 2 International course of Digestive Pathology. Co-research in 8 clinical trials in Hepatology.
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Kostas Katsanos

University of Ioannina
Greece

Research Interest:
Inflammatory bowel disease and Celiac disease

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Konstantinos Katsanos is an ECCO Educational Committee member and a member of the governing board of the Greek IBD Study Group. IBD is his filed of expertise for the last 20 years. He did his PhD on IBD in the Medical School of Ioannina, Greece. His postdoctoral clinical fellowship in the Department of Gastroenterology in KU Leuven, Belgium and his sabbatical at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, USA. He has large experience in IBD and has worked on many clinical studies and drug protocols on IBD and has have lectured, authored or co-authored several papers and abstracts on IBD and celiac disease.
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Ali Cyrus Banan

University of South Carolina
USA

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Gastroenterology; Digestive diseases; Medicine; Physiology; Biomedical Sciences; Pharmacology; Personalized Health Care; Translatonal Medicine

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Accomplished and seasoned senior executive with more than 20 years of highly successful research and education experience in the academia, pharmaceuticals, personalized healthcare, nutrition, and diagnostics industries and academia. Led global research and education teams key in the discovery research, development, pre-clinical evaluation, and clinical development of products used in pharmaceuticals / drugs, therapeutics, nutrition (pharmekonutrition), and diagnostics (biomarkers) or personalized healthcare industries across multiple therapeutic areas. Global research activities included creating strategic Road Maps / 15 year LRP (Long Range Plans) and strategic research initiatives, research-related technology/executive management, research operations, finances, innovation, scientific/research/education affairs, licensing, commercial, marketing, business development, partnerships, communications, legal (IP/ intellectual property), and regulatory affairs. Created and managed several highly successful Global R&D programs (academic, drugs, nutrition/ pharmekonutritions, personalized healthcare / biomarkers) by setting new or innovative research directions, visions, and strategies. Progressed and achieved several innovative products for the R&D pipelines; worth an estimated $1.8 billion. Renowned scientist and academician on the International and National Stages. Former tenured, Professor and Director of Digestive Diseases Research and Education at RUSH University of Chicago.Recognized global expert in basic, clinical, and translational medicine areas, in particular immune/autoimmune and inflammatory disorders as well as a seasoned executive who has achieved tremendous success. Led global Discovery Research and Development Units for not only personalized healthcare/diagnostics, but also for pharmaceuticals in multiple therapeutic areas, such as inflammation and immunology and oncology (among others) where oversaw the development of small molecule and biologic portfolio as well as attendant personalized healthcare strategies from idea to research through to clinical Proof of Concept and then launch. Seasoned researcher and educator with proven track-record of successfully leading Research and Education programs, nationally and globally. Author of 200+ peer-reviewed research publications, book chapters & abstract presentations; many national and international invited presentations; and inventor of 15 worldwide patents.
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Fabiano C Paixao

Federal University of Sao Paulo
Brazil

Research Interest:
Biomagnetic Instrumentation; Biophysical Processes and Systems; Biomagnetism; Motility and Gastrointestinal Transit Time; Magnetic Images; Pharmacokinetics

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Fabiano C Paixao has a degree in Physics (2004) from the Universidade Estadual Paulista, UNESP Campus of Bauru and Direct PhD (2009) in Applied General Biology from UNESP, Campus of Botucatu. Currently, he is Adjunct Professor at Institute of Science and Technology, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Campus Sao Jose dos Campos. He conducted postdoctoral studies at Biomagnetism Lab, UNESP, Campus Botucatu (2011-2013). As professor, he has served as Adjunct Professor at Faculty of Physics of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS, Porto Alegre (2010-2011), and he was Fellow Professor of the Institute of Biosciences, UNESP, Campus Botucatu (2006-2009). He was internship at Gastrointestinal SQUID Technology Lab, Vanderbilt University, USA (2008). He is the author of the first UNESP’S patent licensed to an US company - PAIX Medical Instruments, Inc. (2011). Presently, in numbers, he have 32 works in congresses and national and international symposia, 5 papers published in journals indexed, 1 patent applied to the INPI and extended globally in PCT and USA, 1 Provisional Patent applied in the US, 3 book chapters, and participated in 25 national and international events, and be awarded three prizes for best scientific work and 1 technological innovation. He have experience in digital and analog electronics, manufacturing of electronic circuits, aircraft wiring harness manufacturing (Embraer), development and maintenance of PLC equipment, instrumentation for applications in gastroenterology, as well as a tool to assess the deposition of sediments in geology.
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Brian Kim-Poh Goh

Singapore General Hospital
Singapore

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Piero Chiodi

Italy

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His professional practice has focused on Diabetes, Metabolism, Obesity, Pharmacology, Neurology, Biochemistry and Immunology correlated to pre-clinical research included data analysis. He has experience on health risks associated with exposure to chemicals and radio-isotopic in workplace and environment, also biohazard.

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Parveen Malhotra

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences
India

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Hepatitis B & C; Jaundice in pregnancy; Celiac disease; Inflammatory bowel disorder

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Parveen Malhotra got Silver Medal in Final Prof. M.B.B.S. and M.D Thesis was recommended. He did DNB Gastroenterology under renowned Hepatologist Dr. Dharmesh Kapoor from Global Hospital, Hyderabad. He became Head and established department of Gastroenterology at PGIMS, Rohtak in August, 2010. He is author of fifty publications and regular presenter at various National and International Conferences. He is Post graduate teacher and member of both postgraduate and undergraduate board of studies as well as Academic council at University of Health Sciences, Rohtak. He was got first prize i.e. N.L.Patney Award in paper presentation on Hepatitis C Epidemic in Haryana at IAMCON-2013 at Kota and IACMCON-2015 at Ludhiana. He was awarded twice for best Paper award at APICON- 2014 & 16. He is Principal Nodal officer of dedicated Hepatitis C center, first of its kind in India where free treatment is being given to patients suffering from above disease. The total number of patients treated up till now is 4000 and with success rate of 90% which is highest in India. Approximately 1500 patients are currently on treatment. Free screening camps are being held regularly in areas with high prevalence to detect maximum number of patients and treat them effectively. The Department is performing 750 diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic and colonoscopic procedures/ month that too total free of cost to all the patients. There is 24 hours emergency back up for the needy patients. Everyday gastroenterology O.P.D runs and approx. 200 patients are treated in each OPD and given free medicines and tests from hospital. A dedicated Celiac Clinic is effectively working and around 300 patients are currently on follow up.
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Luiz Ronaldo Alberti

Federal University of Minas Gerais
Brazil

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Endoscopy; Colonoscopy; Cper; Mid GI bleeding; Enteroscopy; Capsule endoscopy; Ultrasound endoscopy

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Abdul Wahed Nasir Meshikhes

King Fahad Specialist Hospital
Saudi Arabia

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His main clinical interest is gastrointestinal surgery and surgical gastroenterology. His research interest concentrates on surgery in sickle cell disease and hand assisted laparoscopic surgery.

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Abdul Wahed Nasir Meshikhes was born in Al-Awamiyah, Qatif, Saudi Arabia. He did the A level certificate of higher education in Worthing College of Technology, West Sussex, England in 1977. He qualified from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in June 1984 and did his internship year in Scotland. He did his postgraduate surgical training in Manchester, England and obtained the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1989. He also did one year fellowship in liver transplantation at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK in 1993. He was worked as consultant surgeon and chairman of Surgery Department at Dammam Central hospital from 1991 till May 2005, when he joined King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam as the chairman of department of surgery to establish the department. He is currently the head of general and minimally invasive surgery section. He have authored many peer-reviewed articles which were published in many international journals. He is also a member of the editorial board of some international journals such as World Journal of Gastroenterology, World Journal of Surgical Procedures, ISN Minimally Invasive Surgery, Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research and Journal of Tumour.
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Muhammad Afzal

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
UK

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Gastroenterology; Endoscopy; Inflammatory bowel disease; H Pylori

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Muhammad Afzal is a clinical gastroenterologist with 20 years experience in medicine and healthcare teaching. He graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan in 1994. After doing his internship and medical resident training in Lahore, he moved to the UK in 2001. Here after passing the MRCP UK exam, he entered specialist training programme in gastroenterology and general internal medicine in Oct 2003. Rotating through 7 different hospitals in 3 different regions of the UK, he completed the training in Dec. 2009. He was granted CCT (Certificate of completion of training) in gastroenterology and GIM in Jan 2010. He then moved to the Middle East in September 2010 and took up a consultant role at King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This is the largest health facility managed by the Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs which is one of the biggest health organisations in the Middle East. During his 5 years stay there, he achieved the European Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in March 2011 and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in June 2013. In recognition of his continued involvement with under graduate teaching, he was appointed as assistant professor of medicine at the College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh. He moved back to the UK in August 2015 and joined the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust where he is working at present as consultant physician and gastroenterologist. He has ongoing commitment to teaching and training of both under and postgraduate medical trainees.
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Aly Saber

Port-Said University
Egypt

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Colorectal; Abdominal trauma; Experimental surgery

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Aly Saber received his M.S degree in general surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Suez-Canal University, Egypt at 1987. Then he also presented his M.D Thesis to Department of general surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Suez-Canal University, Egypt at 2005 and finally he is given the M.D degree in general surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Suez-Canal University, Egypt at 2007. He is currently involved in the teaching M.D course in the Medical Surgical Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Port-Said University. He is also involved in the teaching undergraduate course of surgery and surgical emergency for class II students, Faculty of Nursing, Port-Said University. He served as a consultant surgeon in Port-Fouad general hospital, Port-Fouad, Egypt as well as Al-Tadamon hospital for Health Insurance, Port-Said, Egypt. He served as the head of Casualty and Emergency Department in Port-Fouad general hospital, Port-Fouad, Egypt and the General supervisor of the Emergency Management, Port-Said Health Directorate. He was involved within the Visiting Doctors Program to the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health as a consultant surgeon. He is engaged with members of Departments of Surgery and Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Suez-canal University, Egypt in Experimental surgery on small animals. He was invited by many international journals as a Reviewer and Editorial Board Memeber. He has many international publications such as chapters in books and articles.
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Ewa Malecka-Panas

Medical University of Lodz
Poland

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Molecular abnormalities in pancreatic adenocarcinoma; Early detection of pancreatic cancer-molecular markers; Differentiation of solid pancreatic tumours; Endocrine pancreatic function in chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer; Adipokines in acute pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer; Quality of life, TEMPS, type A behavior in chronic pancreatitis; Acute pancreatitis and pancreatic adenocarcinoma biomarkers

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Head, Chair of Gastroenterology and Dept of Digestive Tract Diseases, Medical University of ?ód?, Poland 90-92 postdoc in Section of Gastroenterology, University of California, Davis, USA, 92-93: Research scholar in Section of Gastroenterology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA. • International Association of Pancreatology • American Gastroenterological Association Fellow • Polish Pancreatic Club Vice President 2007-2008: EPC President, host of the Joint Meeting of the EPC Meeting in Lodz, 25-28.06.2008 Editor: Gastroenterology Review; Editorial Board member: European Gastroent Hepatol Rev, Gastroenterologia Praktyczna, Gastroenterologia Polska, Polski Klub Trzustkowy, umerous Ph.D. students, Gastroenterology fellows, developing and running basic and clinical gastroenterology research programs and research grants. More than 150 original publications on pancreatic function and imaging in chronic pancreatitis, the late outcome of acute pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, molecular studies in pancreatic ducal adenocarcinoma, tyrosine kinases and growth factors in G.I carcinogenesis, and quality of life in chronic pancreatitis.
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Ahmed AlOmair

King Fahad Medical City
Saudi Arabia

Research Interest:
Antiviral therapy of HBV Antiviral therapy for difficult to treat HCV Cholestatic liver diseases and Auto-immune Hepatitis Prevalence of Viral Hepatitis IBD prevalence, treatment and disease pattern in SA CRC screening, stage and control in SA Splanchnic Venous Thrombosis

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Dr. Ahmed AlOmair has earned his MBBS from King Saud University Medical College in Riyadh, then he was certified with Arab Board + Saudi Board internal medicine at 1994, that was followed by 2 years local GI training at KKUH (before the structured Saudi GI training program) and by mid of 1999 he finished further 2 years Clinical Hepatology fellowship program from the University of Toronto (Ca.). He worked as Clinical Hepatology consultant at KFNGH liver transplant center from 1999 till 2005, and on November 2005 he joined KFMC as gastroenterology & hepatology consultant and head of GI/Hepatology section. He worked with his other colleagues at KFMC to establish and expand the GI section & adult GI Endoscopy at medical department of the Main Hospital. He stepped down from section head on November 2010, and continued his clinical & educational contributions within the department. Manage with other colleagues to gain recognition of the KFMC GI/Hepatology service by SCFHS as one of the Saudi GI fellowship training centers, and since then having 2-3 GI fellows on regular basis. Likewise, organized 2 successful international workshops on IBD and EUS that are repeated almost every 2 years since started. He was the first elected president of the Saudi Association of liver diseases & transplantation (SASLT) and together with others he shared in developing the society and formulating the Saudi guidelines for HBV, HCV and HCC managements. He was a member of the Saudi Liver National Committee under MOH and was actively involved in many leading plans and reviews related to Liver Disease Burden. He was appointed as Medical Director of KFMC Main Hospital on January 2014, and since then has worked to empower and expand MH services. During this period was exposed to several Leadership skills, Business Management Tools and communications skills. He has either published or ongoing clinical research projects, and is a peer reviewer for the Annals of Saudi Medicine and the Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology.
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Siddhartha K Mishra

Harisingh Gour Central University
India

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Molecular and cellular signaling in cancer; Pharmacology and drug development

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Siddhartha Kumar Mishra is faculty of Biological Sciences at Central University, Sagar, India. He did Ph.D. in Biochemistry from CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow (India) in the year 2009 in the area of protein biochemistry. Then he worked as postdoctoral researcher in the area of hepatitis and liver cancer at G.B. Pant Hospital (affiliated to Delhi University), New Delhi (India). He studied the molecular mechanism involved in HBV replication and virus-host interaction in chronic hepatitis B patients. The basic research included HBV DNA isolation, qualification and genotyping and virus genome mutation using advanced methodologies. Also investigated the antiviral effects of herbal preparations and phytochemicals against hepatitis B virus and liver carcinoma. The postdoctoral research was further continued in South Korea during 2010-2013 at Ajou University Suwon, National Cancer Center Seoul, and Gachon University Incheon. During this time and currently the major research work aims is to investigate the anticancer efficacy of natural products and other synthetic agents for development of sustainable and specific drugs in cancer therapy for humankind. Investigated the effect of a medicinal mushroom Inonotus obliquus against intestinal inflammation and colorectal cancer in cell cultures and mice models. Also studied the effect of midazolam anesthesia for its anticancer properties in human leukemia and colorectal cancer cell lines and in mice models. Studied the role of IGF1R SNPs and compared the frequencies of genotypes in associations with breast cancer risk. Also studied the expression of stress inducible gene, Growth Arrest and DNA Damage-inducible 45β (Gadd45β), and its transcriptional regulation in hypoxia exposed rat heart-derived cardiac cells and in vivo rat models.
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Esra Nutku-Bilir

Collaborative Network
USA

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Her research work focused on clinical immunology and molecular biology relating to allergic and rheumatologic diseases; Inhibitory receptors in autoimmune diseases: identification, role and mechanism of action; Eosinophils as an effector cell in allergic inflammatory diseases; Mast cells as an effector cell in allergic and autoimmune diseases; Gastroenterology: eosinophilic esophagitis, eosinophilic gastroenteritis; Health management tools for hepatitis C.

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Esra Nutku-Bilir is a medical and science professional with more than 15 years of experience in basic and clinical research and development. She earned her MD degree from Marmara University, Turkey. She completed a PhD degree in molecular immunology, in 2001, at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She continued her post-doctorate research work at Johns Hopkins University, Department of Medicine, Baltimore and National Jewish Medical and Research Hospital, Department of Immunology and Microbiology. She defined a novel function for a newly discovered protein during her studies and authored in thirteen peer-reviewed publications, seventeen abstracts, three book chapters, and presented her work number of national and international conferences. She is an inventor and co-inventor on eight U.S. patents involving her basic science work in molecular biology. Some of her awards include 2009 American Arthritis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, 2002 Sepracor Research Excellence Award, at American Academy of Allergy Asthma Immunology. Since 2011, she is a founding partner, and the scientific director at Collaborative Network 4 Clinical Excellence, LLC (CN4CE, www.cn4ce.com), a Startup in Healthcare with a digital health component. She successfully accomplished building an investment value from translation of a proven medical data to a business objective. At CN4CE, she works across multiple key stakeholders in healthcare with a focus on development of evidence based patient-centered disease management plans, population health, clinical development/solutions and digital health in fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, and rheumatology. Proposed evidence-based treatment workflows are submittedas governmental or organizational clinical study grant applications with varying budgets, specifically, in hepatitis C, hyponatremia treatment, and are designed to increase the physician and patient-compliance, efficiency of the treatment protocols, quality of care of the patients. She is a member of American Association for Physician Leaders, Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, American Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association.
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Somchai Amornyotin

Mahidol University
Thailand

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Anesthesia for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; Ambulatory Anesthesia; Airway Management; Anesthesia outside the Operating room; Acute Postoperative Pain Management; Target Controlled Infusion; Sedation for Pediatric Patients; Total Intravenous Sedation

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Somchai Amornyotin graduated at the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University in 1989. He became the staff of the Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand in 1996. Until 2004 he became the associate professor of the Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. From 2005 until 2009 he was the chief of Anesthesiology Division of Siriraj GI Endoscopy Center, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. His first scientific paper was published in Thailand in 1999. He has practiced anesthesia for gastrointestinal endoscopy since 2002. He was the committee of Siriraj GI Endoscopy Center, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital in 2005. More than 50 of his articles have been published in Thai and international medical journals. Dr. Amornyotin is a member of the Royal College of Anesthesiologists of Thailand, the Gastroenterological Association of Thailand and many scientific societies. He is the reviewer and editor of many international journals.
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Harpreet Pall

Drexel University College of Medicine
USA

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His expertise is in clinical program development, medical education, and academic mentorship.

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Dr. Harpreet Pall is a board certified Pediatric Gastroenterologist. He is an award winning physician and is currently Associate Chair of Pediatrics, Associate Professor and Chief of Gastroenterology at St. Christophers Hospital for Children and Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He has been nationally recognized for his scholarship in clinical efficiency, patient experience, and health disparities as related to the field of pediatric endoscopy. He completed his medical degree from McGill University and pediatrics residency from Memorial University in Canada. He then completed a fellowship in gastroenterology, Hepatology and nutrition at Harvard Medical School and Boston Childrens Hospital. Following fellowship, he joined the faculty at Boston Childrens Hospital for six years before assuming his current role in Philadelphia.
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Sharat Varma

Université Catholique de Louvain-St Luc Hospital
Belgium

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Cholestaticdisorders of children; Autoimmune liver diseases; Transplant immunology; Liver fibrosis; Sclerosing cholangitis; Liver transplantation

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Sharat Varma is a pediatric hepatologist at Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Brussels Belgium. He is a clinical-researcher and actively involved in clinical and basic research in addition to patient care. His daily practice includes the complete spectrum of pediatric liver diseases including metabolic liver diseases and predominantly liver transplantation. He completed his training in Pediatric hepatology at St. Luc hospital, UCL at Brussels, is European board certified in liver transplant medicine and did his PhD is in transplant immunology and fibrosis. His specialization is in Pediatrics from New Delhi, India. He is a member at EASL, AASLD and ESPGHAN; actively involved in various clinical trials at his institute and also multi-centric, pan-European studies.
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Ehab Abdelatty

Menoufia University
Egypt

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Gastroenterology; Hepatology

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Ehab Abd-El-Atty is graduated and has a master degree of Internal Medicine from Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt. He has a Master degree of Medical Sciences from Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium. He has completed his PhD at the age of 35 years from Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Egypt. He is professor of Internal Medicine, Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Egypt. He has published more than 40 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an Editor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Journal (Open access), associate Editor of Journal of Clinical & Medical Case Reports and reviewer of Menoufia Medical Journal (MMJ). He is a member of AASLD (American Association for the Study of the Liver Diseases), ESGE (European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy), EASL (European Association for the Study of the Liver) and IASL International Association for the Study of the Liver). He is President of Egyptian gastro-hepatic Association (EGHA). He is Charring in many MS and MD theses as principle investigator or supervisor and in discussion committee of many Theses.
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Shahinul Alam

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University
Bangladesh

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Interventional GI endoscopy: ERCP; Research in the field of fatty liver and viral hepatitis; Academic activities in the field of Medical science hepatology

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Dai Uematsu

Saku Central Hospital Advanced Care Center
Japan

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Rockford Yapp

Digestive Health Services
USA

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Giovanni D Tebala

Nobles Hospital
Isle of Man

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Colorectal Cancer; Colorectal laparoscopic surgery; Surgical anatomy of the abdomen; Gastro-esophageal reflux disease

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Giovanni D Tebala attended the School of Medicine of the Catholic University from 1985 to 1992 and got the Medical Degree in 1992. From 1993 to 1994 he was head of the Medical Service of the 8th Support Division of the Italian Army in Rome. Subsequently, he trained in General Surgery at the Catholic University of Rome, getting his specialization degree in 1999. During this period and afterwards he got an advanced training in Hepatobiliary Surgery, Colorectal and Upper GI surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery and Trauma Surgery and became ATLS provider and instructor. Afterwards, he worked as alocum Consultant at the Celano (Italy) Hospital for 1 year. From 2000 to 2013 he was Consultant Surgeon at the Aurelia Hospital in Rome and in 2007 was appointed as Lead Consultant for Gastrointestinal and Laparoendoscopic Surgery in the same hospital. He has always been keen to teach and train medical students and surgical trainees, so he was Visiting Professor of Anatomy at the Catholic University of Rome and Campobasso (Italy) and at the "Claudiana" Medical School of Bozen (Italy) and Visiting Professor of Surgery at the "Tor Vergata" University of Rome. Following his deep aspirations and looking for new challenges and experiences, he decided to move to the UK and was appointed as a Consultant in General and Gastrointestinal Surgery at the Nobles Hospital of the Isle of Man in 2013. From 2015 he is Clinical Director of the Division of Surgery at the same hospital. He is also Chairman of the Colorectal Multidisciplinary Team. He is Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Member of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, the Association of Italian Hospital Surgeons, the Italian Society of Surgery, the European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons. Moreover, he founded two medical no-profit societies, the Association "Ulisse" for the Medical and Surgical Sciences and the Association for Oncologic Prevention and Research, both in Rome. He is Author or coauthor of more than 80 scientific papers, most of them published in international journals. He is Scoutmaster of the Association of Italian Catholic Girl Guides and Boy Scouts, belonging to the World Organization of the Scout Movement.
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Ron Greene

Stellar Care
USA

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Xianbao Zhan

Changhai Hospital
China

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Marco Manfredi

University of Parma
Italy

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Francesco Paolo Brancato

Executive Hospital Doctor
Italy

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Ali M Ahmad

King Abdulla Bin Abdul-Aziz University Hospital
Saudi Arabia

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Maarten Tushuizen

Ziekenhuis Amstelland
Netherlands

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Henrique Fernandez

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Associate Editors

Research Interest: Steatohepatitis; Acid peptic disorders; Case reporting

Research Interest: Gastrointestinal neoplasms; Diseases of the pancreas and bile duct; Interventional endosonography; ERCP

Research Interest: Clinical Pancreatology to Therapeutic endoscopy; especially focused in Chronic pancreatitis treatment; Autoimmune pancreatitis; ESD and ERCP; Endoscopic new suturing devices and obesity endoscopic new treatments

Research Interest: Inflammatory bowel disease; Capsule endoscopy; Celiac disease; Eosinophilic esophagitis

Research Interest: Fatty liver; Celiac disease and small intestine disorders; IBD and auto immune hepatitis.

Research Interest: Liver transplantation; Liver diseases; Hepatocellular carcinoma; Surgery; Laparoscopic and Abdominal surgery; Computed tomography; Hepatitis C; Liver cirrhosis; Liver failure; Liver diseases and immunology; Cholangio carcinoma; Gastrointestinal diseases; Hepatobiliary surgery; Radiofrequency ablation; Biliary tract diseases; Transplant surgery; Pancreas transplantation; Liver regeneration; Pancreatic ductal carcinoma; Hepatoblastoma; RFA; Medical transcription; Pancreatic surgery; Neuroendocrine

Research Interest: Gastrointestinal and Bilio-pancreatic Endoscopy (both diagnostic and therapeutic); Esophageal diseases (included Cancer and Motility Disorders); Bilio-pancreatic disease; Colon cancer; New technologies in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy

Research Interest: Clinical hepatology; General gastroenterology

Research Interest: Liver immunity; HBV- and HCV-related immunology; Neuroimmunology

Research Interest: Histopathological changes and oxidative stress assessment in chronic liver disease, Study of SPINK 1 mutation and other clinical correlates in Idiopathic recurrent acute pancreatitis and idiopathic chronic pancreatitis

Research Interest: Viral hepatitis B and C; Hepatorenal syndrome; EUS diagnostic and therapeutic; Pancreatic disorders

Research Interest: Cancer nanotechnology; Cancer biology; Medical biochemistry; Molecular virology; Stem cell therapy

Research Interest: Liver transplantation; Hepato-Biliary; Pancreatic disorders

Research Interest: HPB & GI oncology; Minimal access surgery in GI surgery

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