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Editorial Board

Editor
Lingling Tian, BMC Series

Manuscript Editor

Ben Abbott, BMC Series

Assistant Editor
Jashan AbrahamBMC Series

Section Editors
Colorectal cancer

Arndt Vogel, Medical School Hannover, Germany

Gastroesophageal disorders

Yeong Yeh Lee, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Hepatobiliary and pancreatic disorders

Rakesh Tandon, Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute, India
Emmanuel A Tsochatzis, Royal Free Hospital, UK

Intestinal disorders

Peter Lakatos, McGill University, Canada

Systematic Reviews Editor

Mohammad Yaghoobi, McMaster University, Canada

Associate Editors
Colorectal cancer
Francesc Balaguer, Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, Spain
Andrew Beggs, University of Birmingham, UK
Luis Carvajal Carmona, University of California, Davis, USA
Karen Curtin, University of Utah, USA
Thomas De Wijkerslooth, Academic Medical Center, Netherlands
Shiki Fujino, Osaka University, Japan
Jennifer Hardingham, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Australia
Stephan Hollerbach, AKC Celle, Germany
Christos Karapetis, Flinders Medical centre, Australia
Leonardo Lino-Silva, National Cancer Institute (Mexico), Mexico
Norikatsu Miyoshi, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Caridiovascular Disease, Japan
Dominik Modest, LMU Munich, Germany
Mala Pande, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Barbara Pardini, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Amitesh Roy, Flinders University, Australia 
Alexander Stein, University Cancer Center Hamburg, Germany

Epidemiology of gastroenterological disorders

Ana Ferro, Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto, Portugal
Lei Huang, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany
Tatsuki Mizuochi, Kurume University, Japan
Alan Moss, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USA
Eivind Ness-Jensen, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Bárbara Peleteiro, University of Porto Medical School, Portugal
Gholamreza Roshandel, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Preet Paul Singh, Mayo Clinic, USA
Venkat Subramanian, St James University Hospital, University of Leeds, UK
Leo van Rossum, Dutch Health Council, Netherlands

Gastroesophageal disorders
Amin Talebi Bezmin Abadi, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
Stavros A Antoniou, University of Heraklion, Grece 
Chang Seok Bang, Hallym University College of Medicine, Korea, Republic of
Elizabeth Bird-Lieberman, Oxford University Hospital, UK
Nicola de Bortoli, University of Pisa, Italy
Osvaldo Borrelli, Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK
King-Wah Chiu, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memoiral Hospital, Taiwan
Seng-Kee Chuah, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taiwan
Chen Shuan Chung, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Luigi L Corvaglia, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Italy
Ram Dickman, RMC, Israel
Dan Dumitrascu, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Leonardo Henry Eusebi, University of Bologna, Italy, Italy
Matteo Fassan, University of Padua, Italy
Craig Friesen, Children's Mercy Kansas City, USA
Tiberiu Hershcovici, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, USA
Noriyuki Hirahara, Shimane University Faculty of Medicine, Japan
Shiaw-Hooi Ho, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Qin Huang, Harvard Medical School, USA
Damian Hussey, Flinders Medical Centre, Australia
Masahiko Inamori, Yokohama City University, Japan
Jingfang Ju, Stony Brook University, USA
Gwang Ha Kim, Pusan National University Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Republic of Korea
Shin-ichi Kosugi, Uonuma Institute of Community Medicine, Niigata University Medical and Dental Hospital, Japan
Philippe Lehours, University Bordeaux, France 
Jiing-Chyuan Luo, Veteran General Hospital & National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
Samantha Morais, Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto, Portugal
Wayne Phillips, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia
Radhakrishna  Rao, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA
Efstratios Saliakellis, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
Edoardo Savarino, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria, Italy
Traci Testerman, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, USA
Salvatore Tolone, University of Campania, Italy
Daniel Tong, The University of Hong Kong, China
Ping-Huei Tseng, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
Paolo Usai-Satta, Gastroenterology Unit, Brotzu Hospital, Cagliari, Italy
Wen-Lun Wang, E-Da Hospital and I-Shou University, Taiwan
Thomas Wex, Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany 
Hyo-Joon Yang, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, South Korea

Hepatobiliary and pancreatic disorders
Ludovico Abenavoli , University Magna Graecia, Italy
Gian Luigi Adani, Academic University Hospital. Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Italy
Filippo Antonini, Augusto Murri Hospital, Italy
Georg Auzinger, King's College Hospital London & Cleveland Clinic London, UK
Stefano Bellentani, Clinica Santa Chiara, Switzerland
Dimitrios Bogdanos, University of Thessaly Medical School, Department of Medicine, Greece
Marco Carbone, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Phunchai Charatcharoenwitthaya, Mahidol University Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Thailand
Evangelos Cholongitas, Medical School of National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Halina Cichoż-Lach, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
Cosmas Rinaldi Lesmana, Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo National General Hospital, Indonesia
Stefano Francesco Criná, The Pancreas Institute, University of Verona, Italy
Sayed Daoud, Washington State University, USA
Renumathy Dhanasekaran, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
Aisha Elsharkawy, Cairo University, Egypt
Ahad Eshraghian, Avicenna Center for Medicine and Organ Transplant, Iran
Antonio Facciorusso, University of Foggia, Italy
Dechun Feng, National Institute of Health, USA
Conrado Fernandez Rodriguez, Hospital Universitario Fundacion Alcorcon, Spain
Giacomo Germani, Padua University Hospital, Italy
Paula Ghaneh, University of Liverpool, UK
Lydia Giannitrapani, University of Palermo, Italy
Shannon Glaser, Texas A&M Health Science Center, USA
Amit Goel, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Deepak Gunjan, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New delhi, India
Stephan Haas, Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden
Masahide Hamaguchi, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan, Japan
Joung-Ho Han, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine & Hospital, Korea, Republic of
Ming-Lun Han, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
Goran Hauser, Clinical Hospital Centre; Medical faculty Rijeka, Croatia
Cheng-Maw Ho, National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine, Taiwan
Thomas Horvatits, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Akira Imoto, Aoyama Hospital, Japan
Zhao-Yan Jiang, Tongji University School of Medicine, China
Tatsuo Kanda, Nihon University School of Medicine, Japan
Wei-Yu Kao, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taiwan
David Kaplan, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Lindsey Kennedy, Indiana University, USA
Tatsuya Kin, University of Alberta, Canada
Praveen Kumar-M, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, India
Quirino Lai, University of Rome, Italy 
Sundeep Lakhtakia, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, AIG Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
Hyun Woong Lee, Chung Ang University Hospital, South Korea
Xiwen Liao, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, China
Faten Limaïem, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Mongi Slim, Tunisia
Claudio Luchini, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Italy
Paolo Magistri, Universita degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Claudia Mandato, AORN santobono-Pausilipon, Italy
Rui Marinho, Santa Maria Hospital, Portugal
Mario Masarone, Universita degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Ryota Masuzaki, Vanderbilt University, USA
Luca Morelli, University of Pisa, Italy
Shinichi Morita, Uonuma Institute of Community Medicine Niigata University Hospital, Japan
Sajan Nagpal, University of Chicago, USA
Alessia Nottegar, Ospedale San Bortolo di Vicenza, Italy
Samiran Nundy, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, India
Takeshi Ogura, Osaka Medical College, Japan
Vincenzo Palmieri, University of Bari, Italy
Marcello Persico, University of Salerno, Italy
Cyriac Philips, Ernakulam Medical Center, India
Sven Pischke, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
Carlo Pulitanó, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy
Xingshun Qi, General Hospital of Northern Theater Command, China
Thomas Reiberger, Medical University of Vienna, Austria 
Ning Ren, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, China
Jonas Rosendahl, University of Halle, Germany
Philipp Schwabl, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Miguel A. Simon, Hospital Clinico Universitario, Spain
C. Roberto Simons-Linares, Cleveland Clinic, USA
Abhasnee Sobhonslidsuk, Ramathibodi hospital, Thailand
Gabriele Spoletini, Gemelli University Hospital, Italy
Gaya Spolverato, University Hospital of Padova, Italy
Maria Stepanova, Inova Health System, USA
Tung-Hung Su, National Taiwan University Hospital, TaiwanC
Hirokazu Takahashi, Liver enter, Saga University Hospital, Japan
Akinobu Takaki, Okayama University, Japan
Rupjyoti Talukdar, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, India
Chih-Wei Tseng, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Taiwan
Manlio Vinciguerra, University College London, UK
Alessandro Vitale, Unità di Chirurgia Epatobiliare e Trapianto Epatico, Italy
Yee Hui Yeo, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Alessandro Zerbi, Humanitas University, Italy 
Yanming Zhou, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University, China

Intestinal disorders
Makoto Arai, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Japan
Rupa Banerjee, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, India
Massimo Bellini, University of Pisa, Italy
Lorenzo Bertani, University of Pisa, Italy
Govind Bhagat, Columbia University, USA
Wojciech Blonski, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Hsiu-Chi Cheng, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Taiwan
Giuseppe Chiarioni, University of Verona, Italy
Silvio Danese, Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Italy
Parakkal Deepak, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
James East, John Radcliffe Hospital, UK
Piotr Eder, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
Wael El-Matary, University of Manitoba, Canada 
Takuma Higurashi, Yokohama City University, Japan
Jörg Hoffmann, St. Marien- und St. Annastiftskrankenhaus, Germany
Uri Kopylov, Sheba Medical Center, Israel
Susanne Krug, University of Berlin, Germany
Adi Lahat, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Israel
Marco Vincenzo Lenti, University of Pavia – IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Italy
Govind Makharia, All India Institure of Medical Sciences, India
Benjamin Misselwitz, Universitat Zurich, Switzerland
Saurabh Mukewar, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Valérie Pittet, Center for Primary Care and Public Health, Switzerland
Raja Affendi Raja Ali, The National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Mark Riddle, Naval Medical Research Cener, USA
David Sachar, Mount Sinai, USA
Reetta Satokari, University of Helsinki, Finland
Annalisa Schiepatti, University of Pavia, Italy
Guido Sciaudone, Second University of Naples, Italy
Vishal Sharma, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, India
Bo Shen, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA
Shahram Solaymani-Mohammadi, University of California, San Diego, USA
Marco Soncini, S. Carlo Hospital, Italy
Yen-Po Wang, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
Shu Chen Wei, National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine, Taiwan
John Winston, University of Texas, USA 
Hidetoshi Takedatsu, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan

Nutrition and metabolism
Motahar Heidari-Beni, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Paul Kelly, Barts & The London School of Medicine, UK
Richard Young, Nerve-Gut Research Laboratory, Australia
Maria Grazia Zizzo, University of Palermo, Italy

Editorial Advisors
Gianfranco Alpini, Texas A&M Health Science Center, USA
Matías A. Avila, Universidad de Navarra, Spain
Hubert Blum, Freiburg University Hospital, Germany
Giuseppe Brisinda, University Hospital Agostino Gemelli, Italy
Markus Buchler, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Guillaume Cadiot, Hopital Robert Debre, France
Tsutomu Chiba, Kyoto University, Japan
Pierre-Alain Clavien, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Patrice Couzigou, Hôpital Haut-Lévêque, France
Peter Devitt, University of Adelaide, Australia
Jonathan Dranoff, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA
Philippe Ducrotte, Rouen University Hospital, France
Michael Farthing, University of Brighton, UK
Rebecca Fitzgerald, Hutchison-MRC Research Centre, UK
Michael Fried, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Hans Herfarth, University of North Carolina, USA
Toshifumi Hibi, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
Peter Holzer, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Pietro Invernizzi, University of Milan, Italy
Glyn Jamieson, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia
Ioannis Koutroubakis, University Hospital Heraklion, Greece
Jesse Lachter, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Greger Lindberg, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Reza Malekzadeh, Digestive Diseases Research Center, Iran
Peter Malfertheiner, Otto-von Guericke Universitat Magdeburg, Germany
Mark Miller, Albany Medical College, USA
Sumeet Mittal, Creighton University, USA
Tushar Patel, The Ohio State University Medical Center, USA
Alberto Quaglia, King's College Hospital, UK
Eamonn M. M. Quigley, Cork University Hospital, Ireland
Giuliano Ramadori, University of Göttingen, Germany
Florian Rieder, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA
Carmelo Scarpignato, University of Parma, Italy
Martin Storr, University of Calgary, Canada
Kentaro Sugano, Jichi Medical University, Japan
Henrik Sørensen, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
Herbert Tilg, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria
Claudio Tiribelli, University of Trieste, Italy
Gervais Tougas, Novartis Pharma AG, Switzerland
Nurdan Tozun, Acibadem University, Turkey
Riccardo Troncone, University Federico II, Italy
Guido Tytgat, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Luca Valenti, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Fondazione Ca' Granda IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Italy
Elena Verdu, McMaster University, Canada
Severine Vermeire, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Belgium
Bertram Wiedenmann, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Ren-Qian Zhong, Changzheng Hospital, China 
Heinz Zimmermann, University of Bern, Switzerland

Nutrition and metabolism
Christine Feinle-Bisset, University of Adelaide, Australia
Motahar Heidari-Beni, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Azita Hekmatdoost, NNFTRI, Iran
Paul Kelly, Barts & The London School of Medicine, UK
Richard Young, Nerve-Gut Research Laboratory, Australia
Maria Grazia Zizzo, University of Palermo, Italy

Editorial Advisors
Gianfranco Alpini, Texas A&M Health Science Center, USA
Matías A. Avila, Universidad de Navarra, Spain
Hubert Blum, Freiburg University Hospital, Germany
Giuseppe Brisinda, University Hospital Agostino Gemelli, Italy
Markus Buchler, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Guillaume Cadiot, Hopital Robert Debre, France
Tsutomu Chiba, Kyoto University, Japan
Pierre-Alain Clavien, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Patrice Couzigou, Hôpital Haut-Lévêque, France
Peter Devitt, University of Adelaide, Australia
Jonathan Dranoff, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA
Philippe Ducrotte, Rouen University Hospital, France
Michael Farthing, University of Brighton, UK
Rebecca Fitzgerald, Hutchison-MRC Research Centre, UK
Michael Fried, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Hans Herfarth, University of North Carolina, USA
Toshifumi Hibi, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
Peter Holzer, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Pietro Invernizzi, University of Milan, Italy
Glyn Jamieson, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia
Ioannis Koutroubakis, University Hospital Heraklion, Greece
Jesse Lachter, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Greger Lindberg, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Reza Malekzadeh, Digestive Diseases Research Center, Iran
Peter Malfertheiner, Otto-von Guericke Universitat Magdeburg, Germany
Mark Miller, Albany Medical College, USA
Sumeet Mittal, Creighton University, USA
Tushar Patel, The Ohio State University Medical Center, USA
Alberto Quaglia, King's College Hospital, UK
Eamonn M. M. Quigley, Cork University Hospital, Ireland
Giuliano Ramadori, University of Göttingen, Germany
Florian Rieder, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA
Carmelo Scarpignato, University of Parma, Italy
Martin Storr, University of Calgary, Canada
Kentaro Sugano, Jichi Medical University, Japan
Henrik Sørensen, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
Herbert Tilg, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria
Claudio Tiribelli, University of Trieste, Italy
Gervais Tougas, Novartis Pharma AG, Switzerland
Nurdan Tozun, Acibadem University, Turkey
Riccardo Troncone, University Federico II, Italy
Guido Tytgat, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Luca Valenti, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Fondazione Ca' Granda IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Italy
Elena Verdu, McMaster University, Canada
Severine Vermeire, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Belgium
Bertram Wiedenmann, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Field Willingham, Emory University School of Medicine, USA
Ren-Qian Zhong, Changzheng Hospital, China 
Heinz Zimmermann, University of Bern, Switzerland

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