Gerassimos Mantzaris was born in Ioannina, Greece, in 1955. He received his Medical degree and his Ph.D. degree from the Medical School of the National University of Athens in 1979 and 1986, respectively. He served as a Medical Officer in the Greek Army in 1980-1981. He was trained in Internal Medicine and completed his specialty in Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Therapeutics, University of Athens, in 1987. Between 1987 and 1990, he served as a Postgraduate Research Fellow and Honorary Clinical Registrar in the Department of Gastroenterology at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK. Between 1989 and 2006, he served as a Senior Registrar, Vice Chairman, and Head of the IBD Outpatient Clinic at the 1st Department of Gastroenterology, Evangelismos Hospital, in Athens. In 2006, he was appointed as Consultant Gastroenterologist and Head of the 1st Department of Gastroenteroloy at Evangelismos Hospital. He is mainly interested in IBD, its pathogenesis, and therapy but has also a strong interest in malabsorption, coeliac disease, Helicobacter pylori infection, and immunologically mediated intestinal diseases. He is the recipient of several distinctions by local Medical Societies and several awards for scientific and editorial work. He is a Fellow of the AGA, International Member of the BSG and the ACG, a Member of the International Organization for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IO-IBD), and a Member of Education Committee of the European Crohn's and Colitis Organization (ECCO). He is also a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, and has been serving as a Reviewer in many Gastroenterological Journals.
Biography Updated on 27 August 2009