Magnus Simren, M.D., Ph.D., works as a Consultant at the Department of Internal Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden, and as an Associate Professor of gastroenterology at the University of Göteborg. He graduated from the medical school of the same university in 1991, and afterwards, he completed his internship and fellowship in internal medicine at the County Hospital of Lidköping. From 1998 to 1999, he completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. 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, focusing on the pathophysiology of functional dyspepsia and GERD. He serves now as a Principal Researcher in the GI Motility Unit at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. His main research areas are the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of functional GI disorders as well as the treatment of these disorders and the importance of psychological factors. He has published more than 60 original articles, and he has been serving as the President of the Scandinavian Association for Gastrointestinal Motility and as the Scientific Secretary at the Swedish Society of Gastroenterology. He is currently a Member of the Steering Committee of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility and of the United European Gastroenterology Federation Scientific Committee. He serves as a Councilor of the Functional Brain Gut Research Group and of the Association of National European and Mediterranean Societies of Gastroenterology. He has been working as a Deputy Editor and as an Associate Editor of Gut, and he is currently a Member of the editorial boards of Gut, Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology and Frontiers in Enteric Neuroscience, Gastroenterology Research and Practice, and a Member of the Journal Management Committee of Neurogastroenterology and Motility.
Biography Updated on 14 March 2011