Prof. Peter Malfertheiner, MD (DE)

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Professor of Medicine and chairman of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases, Otto-v.-Guericke-University, Magdeburg

Date of birth: 22th December 1950

Education and positions:
1975 Medical Degree from University of Bologna
1976–1977 The first two years of medical profession as assistant in the Regional Hospital of Bozen (Italy), Department of Internal Medicine
1978–1983 Assistant University Hospital of Ulm, Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology
1982 Speciality in Internal Medicine
1983 Speciality in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
1983–1986 Consultant in Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Supervisor of Gastrointestinal Laboratory
1986–1987 Research Fellow at Mayo Clinic (USA), GI Unit
07/1987–1990 Supervisor of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
1987–1989 Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology
1990 Appointed Associate Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology
1990–1992 Head of the Endoscopy-Unit, University of Ulm
1992 Appointed University Professor for Internal Medicine at the University of Bonn
1993–1994 Prof. of Medicine and Gastroenterology Department of Internal Medicine, University of Bonn (Germany)
1995 Professor of Medicine and chairman of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases, Otto-v.-Guericke-University, Magdeburg (Germany)

Affiliation in Gastroenterolgical Societies and Journals:
1983 German Society for Digestive and Metabolic diseases
1984–1994 International Association of Pancreatology, Secretary?Treasurer
1987 Founding Member ? European Helicobacter Pylori Study Group
1992–2000 Secretary European Association Gastroenterology and Endoscopy (EAGE)
2000–2002 President of EAGE
2001 President of European Helicobacter Pylori Study Group
2001 Editor of Digestive Diseases, Member of the Editorial Board: Gastroenterology, American Journal of Gastroenterology, European Journal of Gastroenterology, Helicobacter, Digestive Surgery, International Journal of Pancreatology and others
2003 Associated Editor of American Journal of Gastroenterology
2004 Chairman of the (United European Gastroenterology Federation) UEGF
2005 Chairman Education Committee of UEGF
2006 Congress President UEGW

Honorary membership:
1996 Asociacion Castellana de Aparato Digestivo
1998 South African Society of Gastroenterology
1999 Hungarian Society of Gastroenterology
2005 Czech Society of Gastroenterology
2006 Slovakian Society of Gastroenterology
2006 Prout Club (UK)
Doctor honoris causa University of Turgu Mures (Romania)
Doctor honoris causa University of Athens (Greece)

Publications:
366 original papers
463 bookarticles and reviews
51 Books/mono­graphies

Research focus:
H. pylori infection and related diseases, basic and clinical research Chronic inflammation and carcinogenesis
Gastric cancer pathogenesis and clinical aspects
Gastroesophageal reflux disease;
development of metaplasia and carcinogenesis in the esophagus
Acute and chronic pancreatitis