Magnus Simren graduated from Medical School, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden, in 1991, and afterwards completed his internship and fellowship in internal medicine at the County Hospital of Lidköping. From 1998 to 1999, Doctor Simren completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden. He defended his thesis entitled “Irritable bowel syndrome pathophysiological and clinical aspects” in 2001. He was a Research Fellow at the University of Leuven, Belgium, in 2002, working with Professors Jan Tack and Daniel Sifrim, focusing on the pathophysiology of functional dyspepsia and GERD. Doctor Simren is now a Principal Researcher at the Neurogastroenterology Unit at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. His main research areas are the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of functional GI disorders, as well as the treatment of them. He has published more than 140 original articles and also written book chapters on GI motility diseases and functional GI disorders, and is currently supervisor for eight Ph.D. degree students. Doctor Simren has been the President of the Scandinavian Association for Gastrointestinal Motility (SAGIM) and Scientific Secretary to the Swedish Society of Gastroenterology. He served as council member for several international organizations. He is the Chair of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Scientific Committee and Member of the UEG council 2013‐2017. Professor Simren has also been working as Deputy Editor and Associate Editor of Gut and is currently the Clinical Editor of Neurogastroenterology and Motility. He has beenalso on the Rome Foundation Board of Directors since 2011 and led the Rome Foundation Working Team, Intestinal microbiota in Functional Bowel Disorders 2010‐2012.
Biography Updated on 13 July 2014