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Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology

Professor Kaiser

Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, United States

Professor Kaiser

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Andreas M Kaiser, MD FACS FASCRS

Andreas M Kaiser is a professor of colorectal surgery at the University Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. USA where he served as chair of the Department of Colorectal Surgery from 2008 to 2009. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and a fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (FASCRS). He is a member of multiple national and international professional associations and serves on several editorial boards and national professional committees.

Professor Kaiser graduated from the University of Zurich in Switzerland. After an internship in surgical pathology, he completed his general surgery training at the University Hospital of Zurich. He spent 2 years in research on pancreas pathophysiology and pancreatitis at Beth Israel Hospital and the Harvard Medical School in Boston. He received the Swiss FMH Board certification in general surgery, in visceral surgery, and the European EBSQ Board certification in coloproctology.

Professor Kaiser is committed to patient-care, research and education. He has written numerous articles and book chapters, and in 2009 published his own book, the “McGraw-Hill Manual of Colorectal Surgery”. He is a member of several editorial boards including Diseases of the Colon & Rectum. In 2010/11, he served as guest editor on Hereditary Colorectal Cancer for the Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery.

His clinical and research interests include colorectal and anal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, anorectal physiology, and functional disorders such as constipation, pelvic floor dysfunction, and incontinence. From a surgical standpoint, he focuses on innovative procedures, minimally invasive surgery, as well continence preservation/restoration.

Prof. Dr. Artifon

University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Prof. Dr. Artifon

Associate Editor:  Everson L. A. Artifon

Dr Artifon is an Associate Professor of Surgery at University of Sao Paulo- Brazil, 142 pubmed indexed publications up to now , editor of 11 Endoscopic Books, wrote 180 books chapter,  editorial board of many indexed Medical Journals, international invited speaker of many congresses around the globe . Dr Artifon is a senior expert in Therapeutic ERCP and EUS.

Dr Koulaouzidis

Endoscopy Unit, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Dr Koulaouzidis

Associate Editor:  Tassos Koulaouzidis

Dr. Anastasios (a.k.a Tassos) KOULAOUZIDIS is currently with the Centre for Liver & Digestive Disorders at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Scotland. He obtained his Medical Degree(MD) from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,Greece (1995) and his Doctorate in Medicine(DM) from the University of Edinburgh,UK (2014). Dr Koulaouzidis became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (UK) in 2004 and a Fellow of the same College in 2013. He is also a Fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterology, the Royal Society for Public Health, the Academy of Translational Medicine Professionals & the American College of Gastroenterology (2015) and the American Society of GastroIntestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). He is the co-author of three book chapters and >150 PubMed-listed articles, out of which at least 75 are on capsule endoscopy. His research interests include clinical applications of capsule endoscopy, quality improvement & software diagnostics as well as hardware and concept development in capsule & minimally invasive endoscopy. He is also interested in colonoscopy, colorectal cancer and microscopic colitis. He is an active member of the editorial board of several specialty journals and won several research grants.

Prof. Dr. Syn

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina and Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center, United States

Prof. Dr. Syn

Associate Editor: Wing-Kin Syn

Wing-Kin Syn is an attending Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist and Physician-Scientist at the Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center and the Medical University of South Carolina, and is the honorary head of the liver fibrosis group at the Institute of Hepatology at Kings College London and visiting professor at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, Spain. He completed his medical and research training in the UK and USA, and his laboratory research is currently focusing on the pathophysiology of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and mechanisms of tissue fibrogenesis. Specifically, his team is evaluating the roles of osteopontin and thyroid hormone signaling in regulating liver disease outcomes. Clinical research focuses on improving the treatment and outcomes of patients with NAFLD, through cross-sectional and prospective studies, as well as participation in clinical trials, and has developed an integrated multi-disciplinary clinic to provide holistic medical care to patients with NAFLD. He a member of the organizing faculty for the 2017 EASL NAFLD summit.

Editorial Board

Professor Yoshio Aizawa, Professor of Internal Medicine, Division od Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

Somprakas Basu, Professor & Head, Department of General Surgery; Dean (International affairs), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India

Eric Berkowitz, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA

Qiang Cai, MD, Ph.D, Professor of Medicine, Director, Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

Efraim Idelevich, Gastrointestinal Unit of the Institute of Oncology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel

Roger Feakins, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK

Steven-Huy Han, Director, Hepatology Clinical Research Center; Assistant Director University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Asian Liver Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Dildar Hussain, Department of Surgery, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Masaru Katoh, MD, PhD, Chief, Department of Omics Network, National Cancer Center, Japan

John Kellow, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Sunil Krishnan, MD, FACP, FASTRO, Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology Mayo Clinic Florida, USA.

Artem Minalyan, Internal Medicine Resident Physician, Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health, Abington, PA, USA

Hiroto Miwa, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Hyogo College of Medicine, Hyogo, Japan

Christopher O'Brien, Professor, Divisions of Liver and Gastrointestinal Transplantation, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA

David Sanders, Department of Gastroenterology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield, UK

Magnus Simrén, MD, PhD, Professor, Senior Consultant, Dept. of Internal Medicine & Clinical Nutrition, Institute of Medicine Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, UNC, Chapel Hill, USA

David Watson, Professor and Head of Surgery, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia

Charles Wilcox, Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA

Vipul Yagnik, Director and Consultant Surgical Gastroenterologist, Nishtha Surgical Hospital and Research Center, Patan, Gujarat, India