Magnus Simrén, MD, PhD

Magnus Simrén, MD, PhD

Dr. Magnus Simrén graduated from medical school, University of Gothenburg in 1991, and afterwards completed his internship and fellowship in internal medicine at the County Hospital of Lidköping. From 1998 to 1999, Dr. Simrén completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at SahlgrenskaUniversityHospital. He defended his thesis entitled Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Pathophysiological and clinical aspects in 2001. He was a research fellow at the University of Leuven, Belgium, in 2002, working with Professors Jan Tack and Daniel Sifrim, focusing on the pathophysiology of functional dyspepsia and GERD.

Dr. Simrén is now head of the Neurogastroenterology Unit at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, and holds a Senior Research position at the Swedish Research Council and the University of Gothenburg. His main research areas are the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of functional GI disorders, as well as the treatment of these. He has published more than 180 original articles and also written book chapters on GI motility diseases and functional GI disorders, and is currently supervisor for thirteen PhD students and four post-docs. Doctor Simrén has been the President of the Scandinavian Association for Gastrointestinal Motility (SAGIM), and Scientific Secretary to the Swedish Society of Gastroenterology, and a served as council member for several international organizations. He is the chair of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Scientific Committee and member of the UEG council 2013-2017. Professor Simrén has also been working as Deputy Editor and Associate Editor of Gut, and is currently the Clinical Editor of Neurogastroenterology and Motiliy. He is also on the Rome Foundation Board of Directors since 2011, and led the Rome Foundation Working Team, "Intestinal microbiota in Functional Bowel Disorders 2010-2012.