Prof. Chistoph Beglinger, MD

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Date of birth: 8. 3. 1950
Business address:
Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital
CH-4031 Basel, Schitzerland

Christoph Beglinger graduated in medicine from the University of Berne, Switzerland, in 1977. Following the graduation he undertook a medical thesis at the same institution. After two years of clinical work, he received a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Ulcer Research and Education, at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. In 1985 he became Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and in 1987 Board-Certified in Gastroenterology. He was appointed Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Basel, Switzerland in 1988. He became Associate Professor in 1994. In 1999 he became full Professor for Gastroenterology and chairman of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland.

He is the author/co-author of numerous scientific papers, published in journals such as Journal of Clinical Investigation, Gastroenterology, Gut, Hepatology and Lancet. Christoph Beglinger served as Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the United European Gastroenterology Federation (UEGF) from 2001 to 2004. He became secretary general of the UEGF in 2006. He is a member of numerous scientific societies and associations including the European Association of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy (EAGE) where he served as President for 2 years, the European Pancreatic Club (EPC) and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), and also serves on the editorial board of Digestion (Chief Editor) and Regulatory Peptides.