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GUIDO N.J. TYTGAT



Date of birth:  December 25, 1937, Izegem, Belgium.

 

EDUCATION:
- High School: St. Jozefscollege Izegem - Latin-Greek Humanities -

  laureate.
- Medical School - University of Louvain - 1956-1963 - M.D. - maxima cum
  laude.
- Medical School - University of Louvain - July 1971 - grade of

  "geaggregeerde voor het hoger onderwijs in de geneeskunde"

  (Ph.D. degree).

 

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING:
- Fellow in Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology - University Hospital St.
  Rafaël - University of Louvain - 1963-1968.
- Research Fellow of the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research, 1963-1968.
- Career Research Award of the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research,
  1968-1971.
- Postdoctoral research fellow of the University of Washington - Department

  of Medicine - Division of Gastroenterology - Seattle, USA, 1968-1969.
- Visiting medical scientist of the University of Washington, Department of
  Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Seattle, USA, 1969-1970.

 

FACULTY POSITION OR ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:
- Lecturer in Gastroenterology and Head of the Division of

  Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of

  Amsterdam, The Netherlands (September 1971).
- Consultant in Gastroenterology at the Academic Medical Centre,

  Amsterdam (1971-2002).
- Professor in Gastroenterology, University of Amsterdam

  (August 1976-2002).
- Member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Science (1988-…..).
- Foreign corresponding member of the Royal Academy for Medicine of
  Belgium (1998-…..).
- Emeritus Professor, University of Amsterdam (2003-…..).

 

DOCTORATES HONORIS CAUSA:
- Honorary Professorship of the Shanghai Second Medical University,
  December 1999.
- Honorary Professorship of the Sun-Yat-Sen University of Guangzhou,
  December 1999.
- Doctor honoris causa of the University of Antwerp, May 2001.
- Doctor honoris causa of the Gr.T. Popa University from Iasi, Romania,
  February 2002

 

SCIENTIFIC ORGANISATIONS:
- American Gastroenterological Association (1971 - ….).
- Société Royale Belge de Gastro-Entérologie ("membre d'honneur

  etranger" from 1982).
- Nederlandse Vereniging voor Gastroënterologie (president 1977-1983).
- Nederlandse Vereniging voor Hepatologie (1973-….).
- Vlaamse Vereniging voor Gastroënterologie (1971-….) (honorary

  member 2000-….).
- Genootschap ter Bevordering van Natuur-, Genees- en Heelkunde

  (secretary 1972-1989).
- Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Gastroenterologie (honorary member).
- Stichting voor Medisch Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Medigon (board
  member 1975-1983).
- Hong Kong Society of Gastroenterology (honorary member).
- Hong Kong Society of Digestive Endoscopy (honorary member).
- European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  (advisory member 1984-….).
- European Laser Association (founding member and secretary

  1981-1989; president 1989-1991).
- European Association for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

  (president 1990 1992, treasurer 1995-….).
- International Gastrosurgical Club (founding member and chairman

  medical section 1988-1991).
- Swedish Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Honorary Member).
- European School of Oncology (member Advisory Board).
- Italian Society of Gastroenterology (Corresponding Member).
- European Society of Comparative Gastroenterology (Honorary Member).
- Hungarian Society of Gastroenterology (Honorary Member).
- Finnish Society of Gastroenterology (Honorary Member).
- British Society of Gastroenterology (Honorary Member).
- Prout Club, United Kingdom (Honorary Member).
- Indonesian Association for the Study of the Liver/Indonesian Society

  of Gastroenterology/ Indonesian Society for Digestive Endoscopy

  (Honorary Member).
- Japanese Society of Gastroenterology (Honorary Member).
- The Bockus International Society of Gastroenterology.
- Swedish Society of Gastroenterology (Honorary Member).
- Committee on Guidelines and Publications of the World Organisation

  of Gastroenterology (Chairman 1998-2002).
- South African Gastroenterological Society (Honorary Member).
- Flemish Society for Gastroenterology (Honorary Member).
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Verdauungs- und Stoffwechselkrankheiten
  (Ehrenmitglied).
- American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Honorary Member).
- European Helicobacter Study Group (Honorary Member).
- Romanian Society of Gastroenterology (Honorary Member).
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Endoskopie und bildgebende Verfahren

  (Honorary Member).
- World Gastroenterology Organization(Organisation Mondiale de
  Gastroenterologie) (WGO/OMGE) (President 2002-2005)

 

ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS:
- Vereniging Het Nederlands Kanker Instituut Amsterdam
  (board member 1983-….).
- Dutch Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (medical advisory board 1984-1990).
- Dutch Coeliakie Association (chairman medical advisory board

  1982-1990).
- Integraal Kankercentrum Amsterdam (advisory board 1978-1988;

  vice president 1988-2002).
- Central Medical Pharmaceutical Committee (advisory board).
- Stichting Voeding Nederland (general board member 1985-1992).
- Coördinator landelijk onderwijs in de maag-, darm- en leverziekten
  (1984-1989).
- Helffer Kootkar Prijs Stichting (founding board member 1982-….).
- European Postgraduate Gastro-Surgical School (founding member,

  president 1993-2002).
- Concilium Gastroënterologicum (president 1995-2002).
- IKA-Barrettcommissie (president 1997-2002).

 

EDITORIAL BOARD:
- Endoscopy.
- Current Opinion in Gastroenterology (editor).
- Hepatogastroenterology (associate editor 1988-1991).
- Annual of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (co-editor).
- Tijdschrift voor Geneesmiddelenonderzoek.
- Acta Endoscopica.
- Core Journals in Gastroenterology.
- Verdauungskrankheiten, Gastroenterologisches Zeitschrift für Klinik

  und Praxis.
- Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
- Bailličre's Clinical Gastroenterology (editor).
- International Journal of Colorectal Diseases.
- Current Medical Literature: Perspectives in Gastroenterology.
- Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
- Italian Journal of Gastroenterology.
- International Review of Digestive Diseases.
- European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology.
- Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde (1988-1991).
- Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology.
- Gullet.
- Journal of Internal Medicine.
- Motility.
- Perspectives in Gastroenterology.
- Lasers in Medical Science.
- Digestive Endoscopy.
- Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology.
- Croatian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
- Romanian Journal of Gastroenterology.
- American Journal of Gastroenterology (co-editor).
- International Advisory Board Journal "Illustrated Case Reports in
  Gastroenterology".
- Helicobacter (Associate Editor 1996-….).
- Gastroenterology (Associate Editor 1996-2001).
- Gut (Guest Editor 1996-2001).
- International Journal of Gastroenterology (International Advisory Board).
- World Journal of Gastroenterology (Associate Editor-in-Chief).
- Chinese Journal of Gastroenterology (International Advisor).
- Current Medical Literature - Gastroenterology (International Member of

  the Advisory Board, January 2000-….).
- Chinese Journal of Digestive Diseases (International Member of the

  Advisory Board, July 2000-…..).
- Journal of Clinical Research (March 2001-….).

 

HONOURS:
- Specia Award, 1963.
- Travel Award of the Belgian Government, 1965.
- Octave Lohest Award of the Belgian National Academy of Medicine, 1971.
- Officier in de Kroonorde, 1981.
- Reinier de Graaf Medaille, 1993.
- Officier de l'ordre national du mérite de la République Française, 1993.
- Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion, 1996.
- Commander Belgian Order of the Crown, 1997.
- Member Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom

  (since May 1, 1997).
- Dicke medaille Dutch Association for Gastroenterology, 1998.
- Honorary freedom of the town Izegem, West-Flanders, Belgium,

  April 2001.
- Award "White Magnolia", Shanghai, July 2001.

 

DISTINGUISHED LECTURESHIP:
- Endoscopy Foundation lecturer of the British Society of Gastroenterology,
  1980.
- Max Nitze lecturer of the German Endoscopy Society, 1989.
- Philip Bushell lecturer of the Australian Society of Gastroenterology, 1990.
- Basil Morson lecturer of the British Society of Gastroenterology, United
  Kingdom, 1990.
- Sir Francis Avery Jones lecturer, United Kingdom, 1990.
- 14th Norman Tanner lecturer, United Kingdom, 1991.
- Lennart Wehlin lecturer of the Swedish Society for Gastrointestinal
  Endoscopy, Sweden, 1991.
- Sun Yat-Sen lecturer of the Hong Kong Society of Gastroenterology,

  Hong Kong, 1991.
- Max Siurala lecturer of the Finnish Society of Gastroenterology,

  Turku, 1992.
- Louis Zetzel visiting professor of Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1992.
- Visiting Academician of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 1992.
- Francisco Roman lecture, Philipine Society of Gastroenterology,
  Manilla, 1993.
- Bockus Clinical Scholar Lecture, Philadelphia, U.S.A., 1993.
- Visiting Professor of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons,

  Toronto, Canada, 1993.
- Prof. F.P. Antia Oration of the Nair Golden Jubilee Research Foundation,
  Bombay, India, 1993.
- Visiting Professor Northwestern  University Medical School, Chicago,
  U.S.A., 1995.
- Visiting Professor at the Medical School of the University of Chicago,
  U.S.A., 1995.
- The J. Edward Berk distinguished lecturer van de American College of
  Gastroenterology, 1996.
- Sun Yat Sen lecture, Alimentary Disease Week, Hong Kong, 1997.
- Henry Bockus Memorial Lecture, Graz, Austria, 1998.
- lecture Royal Academy for Medicine of Belgium, 1998.
- 3rd Vikit Viranuvatti Lecture, Thailand, 1998.
- Franz Bárány-föreläsning lecture of the Swedish Society of
  Gastroenterology, Stockholm, 1999.
- Solly Marks lecture of the South African Gastroenterological Society, South
  Africa, 1999.
- The Sidney C Truelove lecture, Örebro, Sweden, 2000.
- Sir Alan Parks Lecture at St Mark's Association Day, St Mark's Hospital,
  London, 2000.
- The Davidson Lectureship of the Royal College of Physicians of
  Edinburgh, 2001.
- Ludwig-Demling-Vorlesung. Endoscopic histology - new horizons?
  Wiesbaden 2001.
- Distinguished lecture of the American Society of Gastrointestinal

  Endoscopy: What is to be expected in gastrointestinal endoscopy?,

  Atlanta, 2001. 
- Distinguished lecture of the American Gastroenterological Association:
  Developments in Esophageal Intestinal Metaplasia

  (Barrett’s Esophagus), San Francisco, May 2002
- 2002 European lecture of the German Society of Gastroenterology (DGVS)
  Revival of diagnostic endoscopy, September 2002
- Dr. Richard, W. Sherbaniuk and Dr. Ronald H. Wensel Lectureship Award

  in Gastroenterology, August 2004
- Truelove lecture of the IOIBD, Venice, Marc 2005

 

PROMOTER OF ACADEMIC DISSERTATIONS:
102 promovendi.

 

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS:
1414 publications.

 

ATLASSES AND STUDY BOOKS:
12

 

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