Juan R. Malagelada, MD

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Graduated from Barcelona Medical School in 1967. Soon after graduation, he emigrated to the United States where he completed his medical training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

In 1974, he was appointed Consultant in Gastroenterology at Mayo Clinic and achieved in 1981 the rank of Full Professor of Medicine of Mayo Medical School of the University of Minnesota. In 1987, he returned to his native Barcelona, Spain, where he is presently Head of the Department of Digestive Diseases and Professor of Digestive Diseases of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

As a researcher, he has focused on the physiology and pathophysiology of the digestive tract, chiefly gut motility and sensitivity, acid-peptic disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and pancreatic pathology. He is author or co-author of about 600 scientific articles in medical publications as well as multiple scientific communications to medical meetings.

He has received several international awards including the Max Siurala Award, the Ewald Prize, the McKenna Lecture, the Torsoli Prize, The Charles Code Lecture and the AGA/Janssen Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digestive Diseases.

He is the past President of the Spanish Society of Digestive Diseases, of the European Association for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, of the Bockus International Society of Gastroenterology and of the United European Gastroenterology Federation.