Peter Malfertheiner is Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases at the Otto v. Guericke University of Magdeburg in Germany, an appointment he has held since 1995. He received his MD from the University of Bologna, Italy in 1975, and gained subsequent medical experience at the Regional Hospital of Bozen, Italy, and the University Hospital of Ulm, Germany, before becoming a Research Fellow at the Mayo Clinic GI Unit in Rochester, MN, USA. Professor Malfertheiner has been Chairman of the UEGF (2004) and President of the UEGW 2006 and of the Education Committee of the United European Gastroenterology Federation (UEGF). He is also the Editor ofDigestive Diseases, Associate Editor of the American Journal of Gastroenterology, and a member of the Editorial Boards of several other journals; the European Journal of GastroenterologyHelicobacterDigestive Surgery, and the International Journal of Pancreatology. His main research interests are Helicobacter pylori infection and related diseases, chronic inflammation and carcinogenesis, gastric cancer, hepatocellular cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), development of metaplasia in the esophagus, and pancreatitis.

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Malfertheiner                                         
Direktor der Klinik für
Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie und Infektiologie
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität
Leipziger Str. 44
39120 Magdeburg
t: 0391 671 31 00
e: Peter.malfertheiner@med.ovgu.de