Editorial Board

EIO - Endoscopy International Open

Thierry Ponchon (France)

Vitor Arantes (Brazil)
Todd Baron (USA)
Mihai Ciocîrlan (Romania)
James East (UK)
Zhao-Shen Li (China)
Amit Maydeo (India)
Jong H. Moon (Korea)
Ichiro Oda (Japan)
Carolina Olano (Uruguay)
Rajvinder Singh (Australia)
Editorial Office
Hilary Hamilton (Germany)
Liz Honner (Germany) 



Thierry Ponchon

Lyon, France - Editor-in-Chief



Professor Thierry Ponchon is a specialist in hepatogastroenterology and Director of the gastroenterology unit at Edouard Herriot Hospital, Lyon. He received his medical training at Lyon Medical University and is member of the board of the National French Society of Gastroenterology and the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE), among others. He was Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Endoscopy. His main focus is on digestive endoscopy, esophageal carcinoma, colorectal cancer screening and biliopancreatic diseases.


Vitor Arantes

Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Co-Editor

Vitor Arantes is currently working as Director of the Endoscopy Unit and Adjunct Professor at the Alfa Institute of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. His expertise is in therapeutic endoscopy, and he received medical training at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, the University of Texas Medical Branch, Kobe University in Japan, and at the National University Hospital in Singapore. His research activities focus on early gastrointestinal neoplasia, endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), EMR, EUS and transnasal endoscopy. 

Todd Baron

Chapel Hill, USA - Co-Editor


Dr. Baron received his Medical degree at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1986. From 1998 through 2013, he served on staff at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota as Professor of Medicine and Director of Pancreaticobiliary Endoscopy, where he was awarded the Mayo Clinic distinguished clinician Henry S. Plummer award.  He is currently Professor of Medicine and Director of Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Baron is nationally and internationally recognized for his skills in advanced therapeutic endoscopy. He is an active member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), is president of the Society of Gastrointestinal Intervention (SGI) and has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals.

Mihai Ciocîrlan

Bucharest, Romania - Co-Editor

Dr. Mihai Ciocîrlan is gastroenterologist and Assistant to Professor at Fundeni Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinic, Bucharest. He received his medical training at the Carol Davila University of Medicine. He was trained and worked in Lyon, France for several years and has a formal training in endoscopic ultrasound from Marseille University. He is editorial board member of the journal Endoscopy and member of the ESGE Research Committee. His main interests include endoscopic mucosal resection, endoscopic mucosal dissection and endoscopic ultrasound.

James East

Oxford, United Kingdom - Co-Editor

Dr. James East is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist based at the Translational Gastroenterology Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. He is Clinical Lead for Endoscopy and Clinical Director of Bowel Cancer Screening Oxfordshire. He trained in London, with a research fellowship at St. Mark‘s Hospital leading to an MD(Res) from Imperial College, and received the British Society of Gastroenterology‘s Hopkins Prize on the basis of this work. His research interests include quality in endoscopy, serrated polyps, endoscopy in IBD, and advanced endoscopic imaging and therapy.

Zhao-Shen Li

Shanghai, China - Co-Editor


Prof. Zhao-Shen Li is the director, professor and MD supervisor of Gastroenterology Department of Changhai Hospital, the Second Military Medical University. He is also a member of the disciplinary Appraisal Panels under the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, the standing director of Chinese Medical Association and the chairman of Chinese Society of Digestive Endoscopy. Moreover, Prof. Li is the editor-in-chief of the Chinese Journal of Digestive Endoscopy, Chinese Journal of Pancreatology, and Journal of Interventional Gastroenterology. His research fields are digestive endoscopy and digestive disease.

Amit Maydeo

Mumbai, India - Co-Editor

Professor Amit Maydeo is presently the Chairman of the Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences at the Global hospital of Mumbai, India. He is also an associate professor at the Grant Medical College, Mumbai. After completing his surgical training in 1984, he was trained in the University hospital of Hamburg as an interventional GI Endoscopist and has since then devoted his career to advanced GI endoscopy. He served as the President of the Society of GI Endoscopy of India in 2004. He has done pioneering work in ERCP for chronic pancreatitis, Bile duct stones, Cholangioscopy and POEM for achalasia cardia. He has been an award winner of the first world cup of Endoscopy held in Chicago in 2011. Recently, he has started the Indian College of Endoscopy for training young endoscopists from India and abroad. 

Jong H. Moon

Seoul, Korea - Co-Editor

Professor Moon is currently the Chief of Division of Gastroenterology, Director of Digestive Disease Center of SoonChunHyang University Hospital of Bucheon, Korea. His specialty includes diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy of pancreaticobiliary tract diseases, especially through ERCP and EUS. Prof. Moon is involved in the clinical research of pancreaticobiliary endoscopy and has published extensively in high ranked journals. Prof. Moon is also actively involved in the development of metal stents, and endoscopic accessories. Prof. Moon has been invited to many international endoscopic symposiums in the world. He has received several awards, locally and internationally.

Ichiro Oda

Tokyo, Japan - Co-Editor

Professor Ichiro Oda is Head of the Endoscopy Division of the National Cancer Center Hospital in Tokyo, Japan. He received his medical training at the Sapporo Medical University. As a member of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Science and the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, he has a clear focus on gastroenterology. In 2012, he received the Nishi Award from the Japanese Gastric Cancer Association. His work is especially dedicated to endoscopic mucosal resection and dissection, gastric cancer diagnosis and treatment, esophageal cancer and Barrett’s. Having been an Endoscopy Editorial Board Member for several years, he now holds the position of Co-Editor of the new open access journal EIO.

Carolina Olano

Montevideo, Uruguay - Co-Editor

Dr. Olano is a professor of gastroentology with a specialization in video-capsule endoscopy and enteroscopy. She received her MD degree from the Universidad de la República in Montevideo in 1993, and achieved a postgraduate degree in Gastroenterology at the same university in 1996. She completed her GI endoscopy training at the Gastroenterology Clinic and associated public hospitals in Montevideo. After an internship at the Gastroenterology, Hepatology and infectious diseases department at the Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany in 2008 she returned to the university of Montevideo. She has occupied several positions at the Urugayan Society of Gastroentology, including President, Secretary and National Issues Chair. Her major areas of interest include small bowel diseases, capsule endoscopy, enteroscopy and medical education. She is currently in charge of the national program supporting students to achieve a Diploma in Endoscopy. As part of her position she is involved in postgraduate training in Gastroenterology.


Rajvinder Singh

Adelaide, Australia - Co-Editor

Rajvinder Singh is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide, South Australia and a Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Lyell McEwin Hospital, South Australia, Australia. Upon completion of his GI training, he received the Lancet International Fellowship which enabled him to undertake a higher research degree on Narrow Band Imaging in Barrett’s Oesophagus at the University of Nottingham, UK. He has a keen interest in Endoscopic research focusing mainly on Advanced Endoscopic Imaging Techniques and Endoscopic Treatment of premalignant and malignant lesions in the gastrointestinal tract.