The European Medical Journal Editorial Board is comprised of internationally renowned health experts, academics and clinicians. Regular contact with board members ensures that all comments, guidance and suggestions are received and handled appropriately.

Editor-in-Chief: Prof Marco J. Bruno

Professor and Head of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Council Member and Treasurer of the European Association of Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Nutrition; Past Council Member of United European Gastroenterology (UEG); Past Chairman of the Education Committee of UEG; Member and Past Chairman of the Dutch Pancreatitis Study Group; Chairman of the Dutch Mesenteric Ischaemia Study Group.

Prof Lars Aabakken

Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo; Chief of Endoscopy, Medical Department of Gastroenterology, Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway; Incoming President, European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Dr Fernando Azpiroz

Professor of Medicine and Chief, Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Vall d’Hebron, Autonomous University, Barcelona, Spain; Councillor of United European Gastroenterology; President of the Microbiota & Health Section, European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility; Board of Directors, Rome Foundation.

Dr Sorin T. Barbu

Professor of Surgery, Iuliu Haţieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Councillor in the Executive Committee of the International Society for Digestive Surgery (European Federation – EFISDS); Member of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Public Affairs Committee (ESSAT representative) and General Assembly; President of the Romanian Pancreatic Club.

Prof Willem Bemelman

Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Histopathologist, Institute of Cellular Medicine, The Medical School, Newcastle University and the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; Associate Professor of Histology- Embryology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece; Council member, European Society of Pathology; Former Scientific Committee member, United European Gastroenterology (2011–2015).

Prof Flemming Bendtsen

Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Hvidovre Hospital, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Dr Jan Bornschein

Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; MRC Cancer Unit, University of Cambridge, Hutchison/MRC Research Centre, Cambridge, UK; Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases, University Hospital Magdeburg, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany; Member of the “Deutsche Gesellschaft f. Verdauungs- und Stoffwechselerkrankungen”; Walter Krienitz Award for Research on Gastric Cancer 2012.

Prof Guido Costamagna

Professor of Surgery, Head of Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Policlinico A. Gemelli, Rome, Italy.

Dr Eric Van Cutsem

Professor of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Head of Digestive Oncology, and Board Member of Leuven Cancer Institute and of the Department of Oncology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg Leuven and KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

Prof Roberto De Giorgio

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences/Digestive System, University of Bologna, St. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy.

Prof Chadli Dziri

Head of Department B of General Surgery, Hôpital Charles Nicolle, Tunis, Tunisia.

Prof Abe Fingerhut

Professor, Section for Surgical Research, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria; First Surgical Department, Hippokration Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Prof Najib Haboubi

Department of Pathology, University Hospital of South Manchester; Honorary Professor, University of Salford Manchester, Manchester; Visiting Professor of Health Sciences, John Moore’s University, Liverpool, UK; Past President, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (2009–2010).

Dr László Madácsy

Professor of Health Sciences, Liver and Gastrointestinal Pathology, and Consultant Histopathologist, Internal Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Gastroenterology Specialist; Honorary Associate Professor, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary; Member of the Board, Hungarian Society of Gastroenterology; Board Member, MGT Endoscopic Section; Member of the Board, MGT Capsule Endoscopy Working Group; Committee member, Endoscopic ESGE European Society Education.

Prof Peter Malfertheiner

Head of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases, University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany; Former President, German Society of Gastroenterology (2011); Congress President, United European Gastroenterology Week (UEG) (2006); Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Turgu Mures (Romania) (2006), the University of Athens (Greece) (2007), and the Semmelweis University Budapest (Hungary) (2009).

Dr Joshua Melson

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases; Co-Director, Rush University Inherited Susceptibility to Cancer (RISC) Clinic, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Prof István Rácz

Professor of Medicine, First Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Petz Aladár County and Teaching Hospital, Gyor, Hungary.

Prof Matt Rutter

Professor of Gastroenterology, Durham University, Durham; Consultant Gastroenterologist, University Hospital of North Tees; Clinical Director, Tees Bowel Cancer Screening Centre, Stockton-on-Tees, UK; Member, ESGE Governing Board; Committee Chair, ESGE Quality Improvement in Endoscopy and National Bowel Cancer Screening Evaluation; GI Research Lead, North East and North Cumbria LCRN; Core Faculty Member, Northern Region Endoscopy Training Centre.

Prof Davor Štimac

Head of Gastroenterology, Internal Clinic Department, University Hospital Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia; President of Croatian Pancreatic Club, and President of Croatian Society of Obesity; Member of the European Board of Gastroenterology.