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Editorial Board

Marie-Therese Nödl, Associate Editor

New Content ItemMarie obtained her PhD in Zoology from the University of Vienna in collaboration with the University of Hawaii, where she studied the evolution and development of the cephalopod arm crown. From there she was recruited to the Italian Institute of Technology in Genova, Italy to examine the development and regeneration of the octopus muscular arm. Her new found interest in regenerative biology eventually drew her back to the US, where she studied tendon regeneration in zebrafish at the Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. Marie joined the BMC series as a Locum Associate Editor of BMC Ophthalmology, BMC Gastroenterology and BMC Zoology in 2022. She is based in the London office.

Senior Editorial Board Members

Dr Xingshun Qi, General Hospital of Northern Theater Command, ChinaNew Content Item

Dr. Xingshun Qi is a deputy director at the Department of Gastroenterology at General Hospital of Northern Theater Command (formerly General Hospital of Shenyang Military Area) now. His major research interests are the management of liver cirrhosis, portal hypertension (especially portal vein thrombosis and Budd-Chiari syndrome), and hepatocellular carcinoma. His H-index is 40 with 5359 citations to date.

Dr Vishal Sharma, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, India

New Content ItemVishal Sharma MD, DM is an associate professor of clinical gastroenterology at the prestigious Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. His areas of expertise include luminal gastroenterology and his research is focused on inflammatory bowel disease and gastrointestinal tuberculosis. He has made significant contributions in early discrimination of gastrointestinal tuberculosis from Crohn’s disease, elucidating treatment responses in gastrointestinal tuberculosis, and improving care of inflammatory bowel disease in resource limited settings. His methodological strengths include systematic reviews and investigator initiated clinical trials. He has >350 publications and has edited a multiauthor book “Tuberculosis of the Gastrointestinal System” published by Springer Nature. He also serves as editor-in-chief of Journal of Gastrointestinal Infections. He has been awarded the Om Prakash memorial award for young physician-scientist and Dr SR Naik award of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology and Dr MJ Shah award of the Association of Physicians of India.

Dr Quirino Lai, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

New Content ItemDr. Quirino Lai is a Consultant Surgeon in Policlinico Umberto I Hospital, Rome, and an Assistant Professor at the Sapienza University of Rome. He completed his Ph.D. from 2012 to 2015 at the Sapienza University of Rome. During his career, Dr. Lai worked in Liver and Kidney Transplant Units in Brussels Belgium, Pisa Italy, and L'Aquila Italy. His areas of expertise are liver transplantation, kidney transplantation, immunology, and transplant oncology. Dr. Lai received several prestigious prizes and grants: among them, a Euroliver Award from the European Society for Organ Transplantation in 2015, and a Rising Star Grant from the International Liver Transplant Society in 2021.

Dr Bárbara Peleteiro, University of Porto, Portugal

New Content ItemBárbara Peleteiro has a Degree in Biochemistry, a Master in Epidemiology and a PhD in Public Health. She is currently an Epidemiologist at São João Hospital University Centre in Porto and an Invited Assistant Professor in Epidemiology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto. She has supervised and is currently supervising PhD and Master theses. She is the managing editor of the Porto Biomedical Journal and a member of the BMC Gastroenterology editorial board, becoming a senior member of the latter in 2020. She was awarded with the Enrico Anglesio Prize in 2010. She has participated in 2 projects funded at national level and has joined the international consortium StoP. She has published 86 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, 17 as a first and 12 as the last author, and 3 book chapters, as well as 21 abstracts in conferences. Currently, she is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto. Her main research interests are the ascertainment of the impact of disease burden associated with cancer, both by the analysis of secondary information on health and by the use of original data.

Dr Yeong Yeh Lee, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Malaysia

New Content ItemYeong Yeh LEE, MD, Ph.D., FACP, FRCP, FACG, FAMM, AGAF is Professor of Medicine and Consultant of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Internal Medicine of Universiti Sains Malaysia. In addition to BMC Gastroenterology, he is senior editor of a number of journals including the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and the Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences. He has published almost 300 papers in journals including Gastroenterology and Gut, and several book chapters and textbooks. JCI Malaysia awarded him the Outstanding Young Malaysian Award in 2015 and the Top Research Scientist of Malaysia by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia in 2018. He is current President of the Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Past Scientific Chair of Asia Pacific Digestive Week (APDW) 2021, and is committee member of numerous international societies.


Associate Editor
Marie-Therese Nödl, PhD, Springer Nature, UK

Editorial Quality Editor
Evan Smithson, MPhys, Springer Nature, UK

Manuscript Editors
Harshal Dhondge, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Nikhil Ghate, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Akshay Ravindra Joshi, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Rajasree K P, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Raunaq Singh Nagi, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Noohi Nasim, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Vaishnavi Nimbalkar, MSc, Springer Nature, India
Pranitha Pandit, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Priya Sharma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Varsha Shetty, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Neha Tiwari, PhD, M.Tech, B.Tech, Springer Nature, India
Pratibha Verma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India

Systematic Reviews Editor
Dr Mohammad Yaghoobi, McMaster University, Canada

Senior Editorial Board Members
Quirino Lai, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Peter Lakatos, McGill University Health Center, Canada
Yeong Yeh Lee, MD, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Bárbara Peleteiro, University of Porto Medical School, Portugal
Xingshun Qi, MD, General Hospital of Northern Theater Command, Shenyang, China
Vishal Sharma, MD,  Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, India

Editorial Board Members
Amin Talebi Bezmin Abadi, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
Andreia Albuquerque, MD, PhD, Fernando Pessoa Teaching Hospital, Portugal
Ludovico Abenavoli, PhD, University Magna Graecia, Italy
Gian Luigi Adani, MD, PhD, Academic University Hospital, Italy
Manik Aggarwal, Mayo Clinic, USA
Filippo Antonini, Augusto Murri Hospital, Italy
Makoto Arai, MD, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Japan
Georg Auzinger, Dr. med., King's College Hospital London & Cleveland Clinic London, UK
Chang Seok Bang, PhD, Hallym University College of Medicine, Korea
Stefano Bellentani, MD, Clinica Santa Chiara, Switzerland
Massimo Bellini, University of Pisa, Italy
Lorenzo Bertani, MD, PhD, University of Pisa, Italy
Govind Bhagat, MBSS, Columbia University, USA
Giuseppe Bianco, MD, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Italy
Thomas Bjørsum-meyer, MD, PhD, Odense University Hospital, Denmark
Wojciech Blonski, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Osvaldo Borrelli, Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children NHS Trust, UK
Luis Carvajal Carmona, PhD, University of California, Davis, USA
Arunchai Chang, MD, Hatyai Hospital, Thailand
Saurabh Chatterjee, PhD, University of California, Irvine, USA
Hsiu-Chi Cheng, MD, PhD, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Taiwan
Evangelos Cholongitas, Dr. med., Medical School of National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Chen Shuan Chung, MD, MSc, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Alessandro Coppola, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Arif Mansur Cosar, MD, Karadeniz Technical University Medical School, Turkey
Stefano Francesco Criná, PhD, The Pancreas Institute, University of Verona, Italy
Arjuna De Silva, Faculty of medicine Ragama University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Hailemichael Desalegn Mekonnen, MD, PhD, St. Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College, Ethiopia
Arkadeep Dhali, MBBS, MPH, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
Gopal Krishna Dhali, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, India
Banreet Dhindsa, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA
Angelo Di Giorgio, Hospital Papa Giovanni XXIII, Italy
Ram Dickman, Dr. med., RMC, Israel
Dan Dumitrascu, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Piotr Eder, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
Aisha Elsharkawy, MD, Cairo University, Egypt
Mitsuru Esaki, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine and Bioregulatory Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyushu University, Japan
Ahad Eshraghian, Avicenna Center for Medicine and Organ Transplant, Iran
Leonardo Henry Eusebi, University of Bologna, Italy, Italy
Shiki Fujino, PhD, Osaka University, Japan
Gaetano Gallo, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Paula Ghaneh, University of Liverpool, UK
Lydia Giannitrapani, PhD, University of Palermo, Italy
Francesco Giovinazzo, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, Italy
Shannon Glaser, Texas A&M Health Science Center, USA
Alessandro Granito, MD, University of Bologna, IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Bologna, S.Orsola-Malpighi, Italy
Deepak Gunjan, MBBS, MD (Medicine), DM (Gastroenterology), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Masahide Hamaguchi, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan, Japan
Hui Han, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Joung-Ho Han, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine & Hospital, Korea
Ming-Lun Han, PhD, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
Goran Hauser, MD, PhD, Clinical Hospital Centre; Medical faculty Rijeka, Croatia
Azita Hekmatdoost, MD, PhD, NNFTRI, Iran
Takuma Higurashi, Yokohama City University, Japan
Noriyuki Hirahara, PhD, Shimane University Faculty of Medicine, Japan
Shiaw-Hooi Ho, MD, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Cheng-Maw Ho, MD, PhD, National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine, Taiwan
Stephan Hollerbach, Dr. med., AKC Celle, Germany
Wandong Hong, First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, China
Thomas Horvatits, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Qin Huang, Harvard Medical School, USA
Damian Hussey, PhD, Flinders Medical Centre, Australia
Gianluca Ianiro, Catholic University of Rome, Italy
Akira Imoto, PhD, Aoyama Hospital, Japan
Nicola Imperatore, MD, PhD, Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Unit, AORN Antonio Cardarelli of Naples, Italy
Masahiko Inamori, MD, PhD, Yokohama City University, Japan
Anuraag Jena, MD, DM, Topiwala National Medical College and B. Y. L. Nair Hospital, India
Alisan Kahraman, Dr. med., Max-Grundig Clinic, Germany
Tatsuo Kanda, MD, PhD, Nihon University School of Medicine, Japan
Wei-Yu Kao, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taiwan
David Kaplan, MD, MSc, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Savneet Kaur, PhD, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, India
Lindsey Kennedy, PhD, Indiana University, USA
Bilon Khambu, Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, USA
Gwang Ha Kim, MD, PhD, Pusan National University Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Korea
Tatsuya Kin, University of Alberta, Canada
Jochen Klaus, Ulm University Hospital, Germany
Aydın Köksal, Sakarya University, Department of Gastroenterology, Turkey
Shin-ichi Kosugi, PhD, Uonuma Institute of Community Medicine, Niigata University Medical and Dental Hospital, Japan
Sundeep Lakhtakia, MD, DM, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, AIG Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
Hyun Woong Lee, Chung Ang University Hospital, South Korea
Marco Vincenzo Lenti, University of Pavia – IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Italy
Cosmas Rinaldi Lesmana, Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo National General Hospital, Indonesia
Rui Liao, MD, Ph.D., The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, China
Xiwen Liao, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, China
Julajak Limsrivilai, MD, MSc, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand
Leonardo Lino-Silva, National Cancer Institute (Mexico), Mexico
Andrea Lisotti, MD, University of Bologna - Hospital of Imola, Italy
Claudio Luchini, MD, PhD, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Italy
Dakui Luo, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, China
Jiing-Chyuan Luo, MD, Veteran General Hospital & National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
Benjamin Maasoumy, Hannover Medical School, Germany
Paolo Magistri, Universita degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Wuttiporn Manatsathit, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA
Claudia Mandato, MD, PhD, AORN Santobono-Pausilipon, Italy
Giovanni Marasco, University of Bologna, Italy
Gennaro Martines, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Policlinico Bari, Italy
Mario Masarone, PhD, Universita degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Ryota Masuzaki, Vanderbilt University, USA
Norikatsu Miyoshi, MD, PhD, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Caridiovascular Disease, Japan
Tatsuki Mizuochi, MD, Kurume University, Japan
Luca Morelli, University of Pisa, Italy
Shinichi Morita, PhD, Uonuma Institute of Community Medicine Niigata University Hospital, Japan
Madunil Niriella, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Takeshi Ogura, PhD, Osaka Medical College, Japan
Francesco Panzuto, PhD, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Barbara Pardini, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Cyriac Philips, MBBS, MD, DM (Hepatology and Transplant Medicine), Ernakulam Medical Center, India
Wayne Phillips, PhD, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia
Arcangelo Picciariello, MD, University "Aldo Moro" of Bari, Italy
Renato Pietroletti, PhD, Dept of Clinical & Biotechnological Sciences, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Daniele Piovani, PhD, Humanitas University, Italy
Valérie Pittet, PhD, Center for Primary Care and Public Health, Switzerland
Carlo Pulitanó, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy
Duc Quach, MD, PhD, University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Hochiminh City, Vietnam
Raja Affendi Raja Ali, MD, MBA, The National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Giuliano Ramadori, Dr. med., University Clinic Internal Medicine, Germany
Radhakrishna Rao, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA
Ning Ren, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, China
Fernando Romeiro, PhD, São Paulo State University - UNESP, Brazil
Vincenzo Ronca, MD, MA , Humanitas University, Italy
Jonas Rosendahl, University of Halle, Germany
Leo van Rossum, Dutch Health Council, Netherlands
Amitesh Roy, MD, FRACP, MSc, FRCP (Edin.), Flinders University, Australia
Efstratios Saliakellis, PhD, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
Reetta Satokari, PhD, University of Helsinki, Finland
Edoardo Savarino, MD, PhD, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria, Italy
Annalisa Schiepatti, University of Pavia, Italy
Philipp Schwabl, MD, PhD, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Chaoyong Shen, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China
Abhasnee Sobhonslidsuk, MD, Ramathibodi hospital, Thailand
Marco Soncini, S. Carlo Hospital, Italy
Ajit Sood, MD, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Alexander Stein, Dr. med., University Cancer Center Hamburg, Germany
Maria Stepanova, PhD, Inova Health System, USA
Hirokazu Takahashi, MD, PhD, Liver enter, Saga University Hospital, Japan
Akinobu Takaki,Dr. med., Okayama University, Japan
Hidetoshi Takedatsu, MD, PhD, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan
Rupjyoti Talukdar, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, India
Alpaslan Tanoglu, MD, PhD, University of Health Sciences, Turkey, Turkey
Traci Testerman, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, USA
Ragesh Thandassery, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, USA
Sombat Treeprasertsuk, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Ping-Huei Tseng, MD,PhD, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
Chih-Wei Tseng, MD, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Taiwan
Apostolos Tsolakis, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Kyaw Min Tun, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Paolo Usai-Satta, MD, Gastroenterology Unit, Brotzu Hospital, Cagliari, Italy
Rosanna Villani, MD, Ph.D., University of Foggia, Italy
Cristiane Villela-Nogueira, MD, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Edoardo Virgilio, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Italy
Alessandro Vitale, Unità di Chirurgia Epatobiliare e Trapianto Epatico, Italy
Ishaan Vohra, University of Illinois, USA
Jincheng Wang, MD, Hokkaido University, Japan
Wen-Lun Wang, PhD, E-Da Hospital and I-Shou University, Taiwan
Yen-Po Wang, MD, PhD, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
Shu Chen Wei, MD, PhD, National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine, Taiwan
Thomas Wex, Dr. rer. nat., Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany
Sunny Wong, MBChB, DPhil, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore
Mohammad Yaghoobi, McMaster University, Canada 
Hsu-Heng Yen, MD, Changhua Christian Hospital, Taiwan
Yee Hui Yeo, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Lingdi Yin, MD, Ph.D., Pancreas Center, the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, China
Richard Young, PhD, Nerve-Gut Research Laboratory, Australia
Alessandro Zerbi, Humanitas University, Italy
Dongwei Zhang, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA
Fabiana Zingone, University of Padua, Italy
Maddalena Zippi, Unit of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy; Sandro Pertini Hospital, Rome, Italy
Maria Grazia Zizzo, University of Palermo, Italy

Editorial Advisors
Matías A. Avila, Universidad de Navarra, Spain
Giuseppe Brisinda, University Hospital Agostino Gemelli, Italy
Jonathan Dranoff, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA
Rebecca Fitzgerald, Hutchison-MRC Research Centre, UK
Peter Malfertheiner, Otto-von Guericke Universitat Magdeburg, Germany
Carmelo Scarpignato, University of Parma, Italy
Martin Storr, University of Calgary, Canada
Nurdan Tozun, Acibadem University, Turkey
Luca Valenti, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Fondazione Ca' Granda IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Italy
Field Willingham, Emory University School of Medicine, USA

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