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.


Seiichiro Abe

Tokyo, Japan - Co-Editor

Dr. Seiichiro Abe M.D., Ph.D., FASGE received medical degree from Sapporo Medical University in 2002. He completed his short-term and chief residency training at Endoscopy Division, National Cancer Center Tokyo, Japan. He is now working as an attending endoscopist there. Dr. Abe specializes in the endoscopic diagnosis of early gastrointestinal cancer in addition to advanced endoscopic therapy, including EMR and ESD for esophageal, gastric, and colorectal cancers. Dr. Abe is an international educator in advanced endoscopy. In addition to training Japanese endoscopy trainees, he also teaches advanced endoscopic techniques to overseas endoscopists through international hands-on training and live demonstration. Furthermore, he is a member of the co-editor in Endoscopy International Open, the associate editor in DEN Open, and the international editorial board in Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He contributed to scientific journals and congresses and received many best oral presentation awards, such as the first prize of the World Cup of Endoscopy in DDW2017, and many best reviewer awards in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, VideoGIE, Endoscopy, Digestive Endoscopy, and Digestion.

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. 

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.

Ivan Jovanovic

Belgrade, Serbia - Co-Editor

Dr Ivan Jovanovic is a professor of internal medicine and gastroenterology working at Clinic for Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade. He received his Medical degree at University of Belgrade, Serbia in 1994. He was trained in Eppendorf Klinik, Hamburg; Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg, Marien Hospital, Bottrop, Germany as well as at the University of Kishiwada and Fukaoka in Japan. He was a Fulbright Visiting professor at the Basil Hirschowitz Center of Excellence at University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA. His main interests include quality in endoscopy, advanced endoscopic therapy, IBD, celiac and reflux disease. He is a Fellow of American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and currently, he serves as a president of Serbian Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He was awarded for his accomplishments with ASGE Don Wilson Cook Award and was recognized as one of the top five reviewers for Endoscopy journal in 2015.

Ryan Law

Ann Arbor, USA - Co-Editor



Dr. Ryan Law, received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at The Cleveland Clinic where he was selected to the Clinical Scholars Program. Following residency, Dr. Law completed his gastroenterology fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota followed by a therapeutic endoscopy fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He joined the faculty at Michigan Medicine in 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and currently serves as the Program Director for the advanced endoscopy fellowship. He was the recipient of the 2013 American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) North American International Training Grant and 2016 American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Cook Medical Don Wilson Award to obtain additional endoscopic training outside of the United States. Dr. Law’s clinical and research interests include all areas of therapeutic endoscopy and endoscopic innovation. He currently serves on committees for ASGE and ACG. He is an Associate Editor for VideoGIE and on the Editorial Review Board for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He previously served as an Associate Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the ACG Case Reports Journal.

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.

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.


Rungsun Rerknimitr

Bangkok, Thailand - Co-Editor

Rungsun Rerknimitr graduated from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand with honor. He obtained his American Board of Internal Medicine from Rush Medical College, Chicago in 1996. Later, he pursued his Gastroenterology fellowship from Louisiana State University in New Orleans. Before he returned to Thailand, he obtained an ERCP fellowship from Indiana University. He is currently a Professor of Medicine and a Director of GI Endoscopy Excellence Center at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. He is also a founding member and past president of the Thai Association of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (TAGE) and also the past chief editor of the Thai Journal of Gastroenterology. He is now the chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. His main research interests are in field of colorectal cancer including screening, adenoma detection and prediction, quality indexes in colonoscopy and palliative stenting. His other main endoscopic interest is therapeutic ERCP with a special interest in metallic stent clinical application. His extra-endoscopy medical interest is telemedicine.

Keith Siau

Truro, United Kingdom

Dr Keith Siau is a consultant gastroenterologist and lead for endoscopy training at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, UK. Trained in the West Midlands, he completed a research fellowship for the Joint Advisory Group (JAG) on GI Endoscopy and has research interests in endoscopy training and quality. He has co-authored over 100 endoscopy related papers, including the UK JAG training and certification guidelines in basic endoscopic procedures. Actively involved in the BSG endoscopy section committee, he co-leads a project on improving upper GI bleeding endoscopy quality in the UK. Dr. Siau contributes to various ESGE initiatives, serving on the ESGE social media and Green Endoscopy working groups, and sits on the editorial Board of Endoscopy. Passionate about education on social media he can often be found on Twitter/X (@drkeithsiau) in his spare time.

Anthony Y. B. Teoh

Hong Kong, China - Co-Editor

Professor Anthony Y. B., TEOH is currently the Deputy Director of Endoscopy and Associate Professor in The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2001. After completing his surgical training, he has received overseas training in many international centres including the Kitasato University East Hospital and the Cancer Institute Hospital (Ariake) in Japan, the University of Washington, Cornell University and Stanford University in USA. His research interests are multifold and these include advanced interventional endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERCP), minimally invasive upper gastrointestinal cancer surgery, hernia surgery and robotics surgery. He is a winner of multiple awards including 2019 Asian Pacific Digestive Week Emerging Leaders Lectureship, Carlos Pellegrini Traveling Fellow, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy endoscopic research awards, the GB Ong and Li Shield’s Medal (best candidate in the fellowship examinations both locally and internationally). He has served as a Visiting Professor to the Stanford Medical Center, Fujian University Medical Hospital, Consultant for Hepatopancreatobiliary Minimally Invasive Surgery Institute of Central South University. He is also a steering committee member for the Asian EUS group, member of pancreaticobiliary committee of the World Endoscopy Organization, Secretary to the Hong Kong EUS society, council member of Hong Kong Hernia society, Hong Kong society of Robotic surgery and Hong Kong Society of Digestive Endoscopy. In addition, he is currently an Associate Editor for Digestive Endoscopy and Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. His other editorial board experiences include several internationally renowned journals: Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology, VideoGIE, Endoscopic ultrasound, Saudi journal of gastroenterology, World journal of Gastrointestinal endoscopy and World Journal of Gastroenterology. He has published over 140 journal papers and written 14 book chapters. He is currently a Consultant for Boston Scientific, Cook, Taewoong and Microtech Medical Corporations.

Noriya Uedo

Osaka, Japan - Co-Editor

Dr. Uedo is a Vice-director of Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka International Cancer Institute. His current research interests are 1) application of new endoscopic imaging and therapeutic technique to management of gastrointestinal cancers and 2) establishment of efficient training of advanced endoscopic procedures. He is a councilor of Japanese Gastroenterological Endoscopic Society, Japanese Society of Gastroenterology, Japanese Gastric Cancer Association and Japanese Esophageal Society.