Giant Eagle Foundation Professor of Cancer Genetics
Professor of Medicine (with tenure), Cell Biology & Physiology, and Human Genetics
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (1999-2016)
Founding Director, UPMC Precision Medicine Service
Editor-in-Chief, Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
Section Editor: Pancreas. UpToDate University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC
Dr. Simon Travis
Professor of Clinical Gastroenterology at the University of Oxford,
Fellow of Linacre College and Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Translational Gastroenterology Unit, Nuffield Department of Experimental Medicine in Oxford.
President of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO, 2012-2014). Recipient of the Joanna and David B Sachar International Award in 2015,
Visiting Professor of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, ICAHN School of Medicine, New York and the Inaugural Distinguished Visiting Professor of IBD, Sydney. He is the author of 6 books, 30 chapters and over 250 papers, including many peer-reviewed international guidelines.
He is currently Chair of the Global Working Group on IBD for the International Consortium on Health Outcome Measures (www.ichom.org), developing standard outcome measures for IBD.
Dr Ciaran P Kelly,
Dr Ciarán P Kelly, is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of Gastroenterology Training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts USA.
Dr Kelly has received postgraduate clinical and research awards from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, the American Gastroenterological Association and the National Institutes of Health. He is an American Gastroenterology Association Fellow and a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology.
Dr Kelly is the author of more than 250 clinical and basic research book chapters, invited reviews, and original research articles appearing in medical and scientific journals including Gastroenterology, Vaccine, Infection & Immunity, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine.
Prateek Sharma, M.D., FACG, FACP, FASGE,
Kansas City, USA
Prateek Sharma, M.D. is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and the Director of the Fellowship Training Program at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, USA.
He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from M.S. University of Baroda India, completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and his Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
Dr. Sharma’s research has focused on upper gastrointestinal diseases including Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal cancer and gastroesophageal reflux disease and advanced imaging for esophageal and colon cancer.
He has over 350 publications including original articles and book chapters related to these topics and has presented at major national and international meetings. Dr. Sharma has recently written an invited review article on Barrett’s esophagus in the New England Journal of Medicine. He recently co-edited a book entitled “Barrett’s Esophagus & Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.”
He is a member of the editorial board of several international journals including the American Journal of Gastroenterology, Endoscopy, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Diseases of the Esophagus, Journal of Digestive Endoscopy, Indian Journal of Gastroenterology, World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology , Journal of Digestive Endoscopy , Advances in Therapy, European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, Gastroenterology Research and Practice and the World Journal of Gastroenterology. He has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal and Newsweek.
He is currently a member of the Governing Board of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Dr. Kenneth F Binmoeller, MD
California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco
Kenneth F Binmoeller, MD is the Director of Interventional Endoscopy Services (IES) at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. His training and professional positions have been split between the United States and Europe. He attended medical school at the University of Freiburg in Germany and the University of Bern in Switzerland, followed by internal medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and gastroenterology fellowship training at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. He held faculty appointments at the CHRCimiez in Nice, France (1990-1991) , University Hospital Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany (1991-1998), and UCSD Medical Center in San Diego (1998-2001). Dr Binmoeller holds over 50 patents for innovative endoscopic technologies.
He is the inventor of the AXIOS lumen-apposing stent and founder of Xlumena Inc. acquired in April 2015 by Boston Scientific. He has trained and mentored endoscopists from all corners of the world. He has authored more than 200 publications and several books.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).
In 2013 the ASGE honored Dr Binmoeller with the Master Endoscopist of the Year Award.
Prof. Lawrence Khek YuHo
Being an accomplished endoscopist who has been invited to perform live case demonstrations in numerous international endoscopy workshops, Professor Ho is an effective educator and speaker, winning the Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards, National University of Singapore, in 2000, and 2003 respectively, and being conferred the honorary International Life Membership of the Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India to recognize his contribution to endoscopic training in India.
A proven clinician innovator and experienced entrepreneur who co-founded two medical device start-ups, Endomaster and Endofototnics, he has won the Singapore President's Technology Award in 2012 with his co-inventor, and held 3 US granted patents in medtech products.
His outstanding contributions to the medical profession as a leading expert and key opinion leader have won him the Distinguished Senior Clinician awarded by Ministry of Health Singapore in 2017. He was conferred the National Day Award 2017, Public Administration Medal (Bronze), by the President of the Republic of Singapore.
Dr. Douglas A Corely
Dr Douglas an epidemiologist and practicing gastroenterologist with a specific interest in optimizing patient, physician and health care system factors to improve health outcomes for cancer screening.
National steering committee chair of the NCI’s multi-site Population-based Research Optimizing Screening Through Personalized Regimens (PROSPR) consortium and as the Project Director for a PROSPR center (which includes both KP Northern California and KP Southern California) (U54 CA163262) for both colorectal cancer and cervical cancer.
Co-lead a multi-institutional PCORI colorectal cancer cohort within PCORNET and, separately, co-lead the Screening and Prevention Working Group for the NCI’s Cancer Research Network (CRN). The CRN’s goal is the development of multi-institutional collaborations (PI Kushi; NCI U24 CA171524), for discovery and implementation research in cancer. I have also served as a site-PI/co-I for a large multi-center case-control study of colonoscopy’s effectiveness for decreasing colorectal cancer deaths, in addition to large placebo-controlled randomized clinical trials, including pharmaceutical agents on markers of inflammation and oxidative stress in moderately obese patients and endoscopic intervention studies. In summary, our group has extensive experience with identifying colorectal cancer screening tests including colonoscopy, characterizing pathology results, coordinating multi-center collaborations, performing mixed-methods (quantitative/qualitative) and implementation studies, and successfully completing both large epidemiologic projects and intervention trials.
Prof. Justin Wu
Professor Justin Wu is the Chief Operating Officer of CUHK Medical Centre. He is specialized in functional gastrointestinal disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease and GI motility with over 200 publications in top journals including NEJM, Lancet and Gastroenterology.
Professor Wu served as the President of Hong Kong Society of Gastroenterology, Secretary General of Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE) and Asian Neurogastroenterology and Motility Association (ANMA), and the President of Asia Pacific Digestive Week (APDW) 2017 in Hong Kong. He has served as an associate editor for the Neurogastroenterology & Motility, American Journal of Gastroenterology, and Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Dr. PAUL JOSEPH THULUVATH, MD., FRCP.
- Professor of Medicine & Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine &
- Medical Director, Institute of Digestive Health & Liver Disease
- Director, Center for Liver and Biliary Diseases, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21202
- Director of Hepatology, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
- Director of Liver Research, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
- Medical Director, Liver Transplantation, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
- Awarded Dutta Memorial Oration Award, Indian Association for Study of Liver Diseases
- Awarded Best Doctor of America, Best Doctors, Inc
- Awarded Best Doctor of Baltimore, Baltimore Magazine
- Fellow (AGAF) American Gastroenterology Association
- Governor ACG – Maryland, American College of Gastroenterology
- Authored more than 200 publications and several books.
Dr. Raja Affendi Raja Ali
Raja Affendi Raja Ali graduated with honours degree in medicine in 2000 and completed the Master of Medical Science and higher diploma in clinical teaching from The National University of Ireland (NUI). Subsequently, he underwent higher training in gastroenterology, hepatology and internal medicine and was awarded the certificate of completion of specialist training by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.
He was also conferred a doctorate of Medicine degree (MD) from the NUI for his research on inflammatory bowel disease-related colorectal cancer. Currently, he is an associate professor and head of Gastroenterology unit, Department of medicine, The National University of Malaysia Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He was awarded several research grants from the Ministry of Education of Malaysia and industry to research on patients with inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer and irritable bowel syndrome. He serves as President Elect to the Malaysia Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Member of the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, council member for the Asia Pacific Association of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy (APAGE) and educational committee member for the Asian Organization for Crohn’s and Colitis (AOCC).
He is currently a Congress President for the Asia Pacific Digestive Disease Week (APDW) 2020 which will be held in Kuala Lumpur. He was selected by World Endoscopy Organization to attend ‘Emerging Stars Program’ for the year of 2018 to 2020.
Dr Sneha John, MRCP FRACP
- Committee Member, World Endoscopy Organisation Upper GI Cancer committee.
- Co-ordinator, Asia Pacific Research in Endoscopy (AsPiRE) group.
- Director of Endoscopy, Gold coast University Hospital, Southport, Queensland.
- Committee member, Gold Coast Health District Research Council.
- Course Director, Annual Gold Coast Image Enhanced Endoscopy Masterclass.
- Steering committee member, Women in Gastroenterology Network Asia-Pacific.
- Staff Specialist, Interventional Endoscopist, Logan Hospital, Queensland.
Dr. Kazuo Hara, MD, PhD
・ Chief physician of department of Gastroenterology, Komaki municipal Hospital, April 2000
・ Chief physician of department of Gastroenterology, Aichi Cancer Center Hospital, October 2001
・ Medical staff of department of Gastroenterology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, July 2003
・ Medical staff of department Tumor Biology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, April 2004
・ 21Century COE Research Fellow, from April 2006 to March 2008
・ Chief physician of department of Gastroenterology, Aichi Cancer Center Hospital, Nagoya, from April 2008 to 2015
・ Director of department of Gastroenterology, Aichi Cancer Center Hospital, Nagoya
・ Specialized in pancreato-biliary diseases, Imaging diagnosis, Endoscopic diagnosis and treatment, Interventional EUS, Oncology and Chemotheraphy
Maryam Al Khatry
Designation : Specialist and Head of DepartmentSpeciality : Gastroenterology Brief Profile:
Dr. Maryam has done her Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery from Dubai Medical College and Master of Surgery in Gastroenterology from Queen Mary University, London. She has more than 7 years of work experience. She speaks Arabic and English.
Dr. Sameer Al-Awadhi
Sameer Al-Awadhi is a consultant physician and the Head of Gastroenterology at Rashid Hospital in Dubai as well as the Vice President of the Emirates Gastroenterology Society. He is also a senior lecturer at Dubai Medical College.
Dr Al-Awadhi received his MD in Scotland, at the Medical School in Aberdeen University in 2000. He has been a member of both the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCP) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow since 2007 and Arab Board in Internal Medicine in 2009. Dr Al-Awadhi was awarded a Certificate in Gastroenterology from the MRCP (UK) and became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2011. In 2013 he became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.
As an active member of the Emirates Gastroenterology Association, Dr Al-Awadhi is involved in preparing lectures, case presentations as a chairperson for the associations’ members. As an academic lecturer at the Dubai Medical College, is involved in undergraduate clinical teaching. Dr Al-Awadhi is also a Fellow of American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (FASGE).
Shajan Peter, M.D, FASGE
- Associate Professor of Medicine (tenure track), University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
- Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
- Assistant Professor of medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
- Consultant Gastroenterologist & attending faculty, University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland.
- Faculty attending & Assistant Professor, Christian Medical College Vellore, India
- Unsung Hero award, department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
- Best Poster award National Indian society of Gastroenterology conference, Chennai, India
- Gold Medalist in Gastroenterology, National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India
- Ranked Top Five in Final Medical School Examination
- Certificates of Honor in pathology
- Certificates of Honor in Microbiology
- Certificates of Honor in Surgery
Koji Matsuda MD, PhD
- Director of Gastroenterology St. Marianna University School of Medicine
- Director of Endoscopy Yokohama-city Seibu Hospital
- April 2015 – Present – Division of Gastroenterology, Division of Endoscopy, Kanagawa, Japan.
- Vise-Director of Gastroenterology – St. Marianna University school of Medicine
- Director of Endoscopy from January 2004-2014 – The Jikei University Kaisushika Medical Centre, Division of Endoscopy, Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Vijay Yajnik
Dr. Vijay Yajnik is a gastroenterologist in Boston, Massachusetts and is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his medical degree from NYU School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Yajnik accepts several types of health insurance, listed below.
He is one of 61 doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital who specialize in Gastroenterology.
Philip WY Chiu
Philip Chiu is currently Professor of Department of Surgery, Institute of Digestive Disease:
Director of CUHK Jockey Club Minimal Invasive Surgical Skills Center
Director of CUHK Chow Yuk Ho Technology Center for Innovative Medicine and Assistant Dean (External Affairs), Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Professor Chiu graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1994 with two scholarships. He became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in 2001 and received his Doctor of Medicine at CUHK in 2009.
Prof. Chiu was the first to perform endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for treatment of early GI cancers in Hong Kong. In 2010, he performed the first Per-oral Endoscopic Myotomy (P.O.E.M.) in Hong Kong. His research interests include upper gastrointestinal bleeding, esophageal cancer and Minimally Invasive and Robotic esophagectomy, novel endoscopic technologies for diagnosis of early GI cancers, ESD and novel endoscopic procedures as well as Natural Orifices Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES). Currently he is honorary treasurer of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed manuscripts and 4 book chapters.
He has received numerous prestigious awards including State Scientific Technology and Progress Award from People’s Republic of China in 2007 and 2nd class award in Technological Advancement, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China in 2011.
Recently his research on POEM was awarded best of DDW 2011 and first prize of ASGE world cup of endoscopy 2012. He is currently associate editor for Digestive Endoscopy and co-editor of Endoscopy.
Date of Birth 12/04/1973
2017‐ Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Teikyo University School of Medicine
2011-2017 - Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, The University of Tokyo hospital
2010-2011 - Assistant Professor, Center for Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo hospital
2009-2010 - Medical staff (Doctor), Department of Endoscopy and Endoscopic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo hospital
2004-2009 - Medical staff (Doctor), Department of Gastroenterology, The University of Tokyo hospital
2002-2004 - Medical staff (Doctor), Department of Gastroenterology, Kameda general hospital
2001-2002 - Medical staff (Doctor), internal medicine, Kanto central hospital
2000-2001 - Medical staff (Doctor), internal medicine, The University of Tokyo hospital
2004-2008 Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
1994-2000 School of Medicine, The University of Hokkaido
Dr Rajiv Chandy
Rajiv has been a Consultant Gastroenterologist in Liverpool for the last 20 years.
He is actively involved in multicentre industry sponsored trials in IBD and is the Principal Investigator in 8 trials involving IMPs. The trials involve JAK-STAT inhibitors, IL-17 and IL-23 inhibitors and a treat to target trial in Crohn’s disease.
In addition he is involved in service improvement, quality standards in IBD as well as surveillance for long term adverse events in IBD treatment.