Editorial Board

Gut Editorial Board members have agreed and adhere to the BMJ Editor Roles and Responsibilities guidelines; including our Editor policy on competing interests.

Editor

Emad El-Omar

Emad El-Omar

University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia
Competing interests
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Professor El-Omar is the Chair of Medicine at St George & Sutherland Clinical School, University of New South Wales – SYDNEY, Australia. His research interests include all aspects of the microbiome, inflammation driven GI cancer, IBD and Helicobacter pylori-related disease. He is the Director of the Microbiome Research Centre at UNSW – SYDNEY.


Deputy Editor (Hepatology)

Alexander Gerbes

Klinikum der Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU)
Münich, Germany
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Alexander Gerbes (FAASLD,FAGA,FEBG) is Full Professor of Medicine at the University of Munich. He has served for 20 years as Vice Director of the Dept. of Gastroenterology / Hepatology and is Head of the Liver Centre at LMU Hospital. His interests are translational and clinical Hepatology with focus on cirrhosis, transplantation, acute and acute-on-chronic liver failure and drug-induced liver injury.


Deputy Editor (Luminal Gastroenterology)

William Grady

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre
Seattle, Washington, USA
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Dr. Grady has expertise in the molecular pathogenesis of gastrointestinal cancer and its translation for use in clinical care. He conducts research involving the cellular and molecular biology of cancer and the intestinal epithelium and has a research program focused on epigenetics and biomarker science.


Deputy Editor (Endoscopy)
Thomas Rösch

University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Hamburg, Germany
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Dr. Rösch has performed experimental studies on the topic of the secretion of pancreatic enzymes and has conducted scientific activity with endoscopy and endosonography in gastrointestinal diagnostics. His gastrointestinal research has been featured in over 230 publications, numerous review articles and more than 1,500 lectures.


Associate Editors

Guy Boeckxstaens

Catholic University of Leuven
Leuven, Belgium
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The scientific expertise of Prof. Boeckxstaens relates to neurogastroenterology and neuro-immune
interactions in the gastrointestinal tract. The mechanisms leading to diseases such as achalasia,
gastroesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel disease, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic
constipation, functional dyspepsia and postoperative ileus have been the main topics of interest over
the past 25 years.

Patrice D. Cani

Louvain Drug Research Institute
Brussels, Belgium
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Prof. P.D. Cani investigates gut microbes and host interactions using preclinical and clinical approaches. He explores the molecular mechanisms explaining how specific bacteria, metabolites/components dialogue with host organs in both physiological and pathological situations. His scientific expertise is related to the gut-brain axis, cardiometabolic disorders (i.e., obesity, type 2 diabetes, inflammation) and cancer. His motto is “In Gut We Trust”.

Jean-François Dufour

University of Bern
Bern, Switzerland
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Professor Dufour has served as the principal investigator on multiple clinical studies, focusing on NASH and hepatocellular carcinoma. His laboratory explores the link between fatty liver, physical activity and liver cancer. He is an associate editor of GUT, and was an associate editor of Hepatology (responsible for the monthly ‘Highlights’ section), Journal of Hepatology, Clinical Sciences and Liver International.

Thomas Gress

University Hospital Giessen and Marburg
Marburg, Germany
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Since 2006 Chair of Gastroenterology and Director of the clinical department of gastroenterology, endocrinology, metabolism and infectiology at the Philipps University of Marburg. Research covers translational and clinical aspects in pancreatology and gastrointestinal oncology, and in particular pancreatic cancer and neuroendocrine tumours. Topics include the tumor microenvironment and diagnostic, prognostic and predictive molecular tools for pancreatic cancer and neuroendocrine tumors.

Christian Jobin

University of Florida
Gainsville, Florida, USA
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Dr Christian Jobin is the Gatorade Trust Professor of Medicine at the University of Florida Gainesville. His laboratory investigates the functional impact of bacteria in cancer development and treatment using gnotobiotic technology in combination with microbial genomics analysis. His laboratory showed the key role of inflammation on microbial-derived genotoxic activity and cancer development.

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Ernst Kuipers

Erasmus University Medical Center
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Ernst Kuipers trained in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He became professor of Medicine
and chair of the Departments of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (2000), Internal Medicine (2006),
and Surgery (2012) of Erasmus MC University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. His
clinical and research interests included neoplastic gastrointestinal conditions, cancer screening as well as H. pylori and peptic ulcer.

Siew C Ng

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, Hong Kong
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Prof Siew Ng is Director of Microbiota I-Center (MagIC), Professor at Department of Medicine
and Therapeutics, Assistant Dean (Development) and Associate Director of Centre for Gut Microbiota Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research focus on microbiome-related health and disease including infection/inflammation/immunity. Her expertise includes pathogenesis and epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, gut microbiota and fecal microbiota transplantation.

Markus Neurath

Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnbergh
Erlangen, Germany
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Markus F. Neurath is Professor of Medicine at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany). He is head of the Department of Medicine 1 (Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Endocrinology) at the University hospital in Erlangen. His group is mainly interested in chronic inflammatory and neoplastic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Special topics of interest include inflammatory bowel diseases, colon cancer as well as endoscopic imaging techniques (Ludwig Demling Center of Excellence).

Francisco X. Real

Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) and Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Madrid and Barcelona, Spain
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Francisco X. Real trained in Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York but, currently, he does not practice. Over the past two decades, his group has been interested in elucidating the molecular mechanisms involved in the regulation of cell differentiation in the pancreas and their impact on homeostasis and carcinogenesis. In addition, he collaborates closely with epidemiologists and clinicians to translate knowledge on the molecular genetics of pancreatic cancer at the clinical and population levels. His group also works actively in bladder cancer.

Herbert Tilg

Innsbruck Medical University
Innsbruck, Austria
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Herbert Tilg is Head of Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Endocrinology at Medical University Innsbruck, Austria. He did his research fellowship at Tufts University with Charles Dinarello. His research focus is inflammation and cytokine research in gastrointestinal disorders. He served as member of Governing Board of ECCO, EASL and UEG. He is currently Chairman of the Scientific Committee of UEG.

Robert Thimme

University of Freiburg
Freiburg, Germany
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My research focus lies on the immunobiology of hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and SARS COV2 infection as well as of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Our group has provided important novel insights into the mechanisms of T cell success and failure, e.g., viral escape and T cell exhaustion in viral hepatitis, SARS COVID19 and hepatocellular carcinoma.

Fabien Zoulim

National Institute of Health and Medical Research
Lyon, France
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Fabien Zoulim is Head of the Hepatology Department at the Hospices Civils de Lyon, and Head of the Viral Hepatitis Research Laboratory of INSERM Unit 1052. His expertise in viral hepatitis covers translational and clinical research, and includes viral replication, viral persistence, drug discovery, patient management, and evaluation of novel antiviral therapies.


Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Editor

Akbar Waljee

Akbar Waljee

University of Michigan
Michigan, USA
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Dr. Waljee’s research focuses on tailoring care to individuals with gastrointestinal and liver diseases. He uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to extract knowledge from complex data in order to achieve better health outcomes. This impactful approach facilitates the delivery of efficient, effective, and equitable care, especially in limited-resource settings.


Digital and Education Editor

Philip Smith

Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Liverpool, UK
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Dr Philip Smith is a Consultant Luminal Gastroenterologist at the Royal Liverpool Hospital, UK. His specialist interests include IBD, intestinal failure and transition. He has written and contributed to UK national guidelines in transition and IBD. He is an Elected Councillor of the BSG. Dr Smith is also Digital and Education Editor of Gut, and Associate Editor of Frontline Gastroenterology.


Statistics Editors

Ruben Hernaez

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, USA
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Ruben Hernaez is a practicing gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist at the Michael E. DeBakey Medical Center in Houston, USA. Ruben is interested in research outcomes in cirrhosis, acute-on-chronic liver failure and systematic reviews. He obtained his MPH and PhD from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, and is the GUT statistical editor since 2013.

Susan Hutfless

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Dr. Hutfless is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Gastrointestinal Epidemiology Research Center at Johns Hopkins University. Her work leverages administrative databases for endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease research. She is recognized for her expertise in both epidemiology and biostatistics through awards including the American Gastroenterology Association’s Graduate Student Research Award and Louis I. and Thomas D. Dublin Award for the Advancement of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.


Book Review Editor

Mark Pritchard

University of Liverpool
Liverpool, UK
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Qualified in Medicine from the University of Manchester, UK (MBChB (1991), PhD (1999). Currently Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Liverpool, honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and clinical lead of Liverpool European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (ENETS) Centre of Excellence. Clinical and research expertise in gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (GEP-NETs), H. pylori infection, gastrin and NF-κB signalling.


Guidelines Editor

Rupert Ransford

Hereford Hospital
Hereford, UK

Dr Ransford has been a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Hereford County Hospital since 2002. His MD was completed in Coeliac Disease with Prof Bob Allan at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. He is BSG Clinical Guidelines Lead and Deputy Chair for the BSG Clinical Services and Standards Committee. At Hereford he is Clinical Lead for Endoscopy and Upper GI Cancer Lead and Bowel Cancer Screening accredited Colonoscopist. He is married with 3 daughters. Outside interests are competitive Showjumping.


JournalScan Contributors and Gut Ambassadors

Raja Atreya
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Erlangen, Germany

Aaron Bancil
King’s College London
London, UK

Thomas Bird
Edinburgh University
Edinburgh, UK

Sujata Biswas
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

Ashley Bond
Royal Liverpool Hospital
Liverpool, UK

Alenka Brooks
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
Sheffield, UK

Michael Burkitt
Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Manchester, UK

Louise China
University College London
London, UK

Jennie Clough
Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust
London, UK

Mhiari Donnelly
Newcastle Hospital
Newcastle, UK

James Goodhand
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Exeter, UK

Georgina Hold
University of New South Wales
Sydney, UK

Christopher Lamb
Newcastle University
Newcastle, UK

Janese Laster
Hospital Universitario Madrid Sanchinarro
Madrid, Spain

John Leeds
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Aberdeen, UK

Joyce Mak
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China

Norma McAvoy
Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
Edinburgh, UK

Stuart McDonald
Barts & The London
London, UK

Victoria Moffat
Western General Hospital
Edinburgh, UK

Francesca Moroni
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, UK

Ashis Mukhopadhya
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Aberdeen, UK

Benjamin Mullish
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
London, UK

Richard Parker
Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
Edinburgh, UK

Polychronis Pavlidis
Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
London, UK

Prakash Ramachandran
Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
Edinburgh, UK

Jonathan Segal
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
London, UK

Spyros Siakavellas
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, UK

Sreedhar Subramanian
Royal Liverpool Hospital
Liverpool, UK


Specialist Editors

Martin Blaser
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, New York, USA

Suzanne Mahady
University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Catherine Postic 
National Institute of Health and Medical Research
Paris, France

Kentaro Sugano 
Jichi Medical School
Tochigi, Japan

Samy Suissa
McGill University
Canada

Joseph Sung
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Willem de Vos 
Wageningen University
Wageningen, The Netherlands


Editorial Board Members

Konrad Aden
Kiel University
Kiel, Germany

Timon Adolph
Medical University Innsbruck
Innsbruck, Austria

Alessio Aghemo
Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore
Milan, Italy

Matias Avila
University of Navarra
Pamplona, Spain

Thomas Baumert
University of Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France

Daniel C Baumgart
University of Alberta
Alberta, Canada

Shomron Ben-Horin
Sheba Medical Center
Ramat Gan, Israel

Carmen Berasain
University of Navarra
Pamplona, Spain

Thomas Berg
University of Leipzig
Leipzig, Germany

Antonio Bertoletti
Singapore Institute for Clinical Science
Singapore

Ulrich Beuers
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Michael Bourke
Westmead Hospital
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Anders Boyd
Institut Pierre Louis d’Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique
Paris, France

Jordi Bruix
University of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Malte Buchholz
Marburg University
Marburg, Germany

Johan Burisch
Hvidovre University Hospital
Copenhagen, Denmark

Michael Camilleri
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Min Hu Chen
First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University
Guangdong Sheng, China

Markus Cornberg
Hannover Medical School
Hannover, Germany

Sheila Crowe
University of California San Diego
San Diego, California, USA

Francisco Cubero
Complutense University School of Medicine
Madrid, Spain

Enrico N De Toni
University of Münich
Münich, Germany

Gwen Falony
Katholieke Universiteit Leuve
Leuven, Belgium

Daiming Fan
Xijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases
Xi’an, China

Rebecca Fitzgerald
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK

Bin Gao
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Peter Gibson
Monash University
Melbourne, Australia

Michael Goggins
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Richard Hansen
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, UK

Cesare Hassan
Nuovo Regina Margherita Hospital
Rome, Italy

Claus Hellerbrand
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg
Erlangen, Germany

Georgina Hold
Aberdeen University
Aberdeen, UK

Tom Hemming Karlsen
University of Oslo
Oslo, Norway

Xiao-Tao Jiang
St George & Sutherland Clinical School
Kogarah, Australia

Jian-Horng Kao
National Taiwan University College of Medicine and Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan

Patrick Kennedy
Queen Mary University of London
London, UK

Pietro Lampertico
Milan University
Milan, Italy

James Lee
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK

Markus M. Lerch
Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald
Greifswald, Germany

Lanjuan Li
Zhejiang University School of Medicine
Zhejiang, China

Jake Liang
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Jaw-Town Lin
National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan

Paul Lochhead
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Rohit Loomba
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California, USA

Paola Martinelli
Boehringer Ingelheim RCV
Vienna, Austria

Julia V Mayerle
Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald
Greifswald, Germany

Patrick Michl
University of Halle-Wittenberg
Halle, Germany

Catherine Mooser
Universität Bern
Bern, Switzerland

David J Mutimer
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Birmingham, UK

Jean-Charles Nault
INSERM
Paris, France

Francesco Negro
University Hospital
Geneva, Switzerland

James M Neuberger
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Birmingham, UK

Natalia Nieto
University of Illinois
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Julian Panes
Hospital Clinic Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Miles Parkes
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK

Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet
University Hospital of Nancy-Brabois
Nancy, France

Massimo Pinzani
University College London
London, UK

Heiko Pohl
Geisel School of Medicine
Dartmouth, New Hampshire, USA

Nageshwar Reddy
Asian Institute of Gatstroenterology
Hyderabad, India

Colin Rees
South Tyneside General Hospital
South Shields, UK

Jonas Rosendahl
University of Leipzig
Leipzig, Germany

Azucena Salas
Hospital Clinic de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Arun Sanyal
Medical College of Virginia
Richmond, Virginia, USA

Bernd Schnabl
University of California San Diego
San Diego, California, USA

Robert Schwabe
Columbia University
New York, New York, USA

Thomas Seufferlein
University of Halle (Saale)
Halle (Saale), Germany

Magnus Simren
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Gothenburg, Sweden

Harry Sokol
Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris
Paris, France

Silvia Sookoian
University of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Frank Tacke
RWTH-University Hospital Aachen
Aachen, Germany

Giovanni Targher
University of Verona
Verona, Italy

Tony Tham
Ulster Hospital
Belfast, UK

Simon P L Travis
John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford, UK

Jonel Trebicka
University of Bonn
Bonn, Germany

C Janneke van der Woude
Erasmus MC
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Augusto Villanueva
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York, USA

Severine Vermeire
University Hospital Gasthuisberg
Leuven, Belgium

Gillian Watermeyer
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa

Alastair J M Watson
University of East Anglia
Norwich, UK

Sunny Wong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China

Chun-Ying Wu
National Yang-Ming University
Taipei, Taiwan

Kai-Chun Wu
The Fourth Military Medical University
Shaanxi, China

Ming-Shiang Wu
National Taiwan University
Taipei, Taiwan

Hironori Yamamoto
Jichi Medical University
Tochigi, Japan

Yun Sheng Yang
Chinese PLA General Hospital
Beijing, China

Khay Guan Yeoh
National University of Singapore
Singapore

Jun Yu
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Sabastian Zeissig
Center for Regenerative Therapies
Dresden, Germany

Matthias Zilbauer
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK

Publishing Team

Publishing Executive: George Neame

Associate Publisher: Henry Spilberg

Publisher: Claire Rawlinson