G Barbara obtained a Summa cum Laude graduation in medicine at the University of Bologna, Italy, in 1992. He subsequently obtained, from the same university, the specialty in internal medicine and then in gastroenterology. He was in part trained in London, UK. From 1994 to 1997, he completed a 3-year postdoctoral research fellowship in neuroimmunology at McMaster University, Canada. Returned to Italy, he obtained a faculty position an pursued the academic career in medicine at the Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology of the University of Bologna. Currently, he is involved in clinical gastroenterology diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, teaching, and research. His main research interest relates to basic and clinical aspects of functional gastrointestinal disorders and neurogastroenterology. On these topics, he has authored more than 130 indexed peer-reviewed articles and reviews published in various biomedical journals, including Gastroenterology, Gut, Journal of Clinical Investigation, and Trends in Pharmachological Science. He has been invited to give lectures at several scientific societies including the American Gastroenterological Association, the British Society of Gastroenterology, and the Italian Association of Digestive Diseases where he served as a Coordinator of the scientific steering committee. Dr. Barbara is a Member of the Editorial Boards of several international journals including Gut, American Journal of Gastroenterology, and Neurogastroenterology and Motility. He has been a recipient of national and international awards including those from the American Gastroenterological Association (1996), the Functional Brain Gut Research Group (1997), the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (2000), and the Master Award in Gastroenterology from the American Gastroenterological Association (2007).
Biography Updated on 23 February 2011