tackProfessor Jan Tack

Professor and Head of Clinic,
Department of Gastroenterology
University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Professor Jan Tack is currently a Head of Clinic in the Department of Gastroenterology, a Professor in Internal Medicine and head of the Department of Pathophysiology at the University of Leuven, and a principal researcher in the Center for Gastroenterological Research at the University of Leuven. He graduated summa cum laude in 1987 from the University of Leuven and specialized in internal medicine and gastroenterology at the same institution. A research fellow at the Department of Physiology at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, from 1989 to 1990, he has been a research fellow at the Center for Gastroenterological Research at the University of Leuven since 1990. Professor Tack’s research lies in the field of neurogastroenterology and motility, and includes diverse topics such as the pathophysiology and management of gastrointestinal functional and motor disorders (including GERD, FD, gastroparesis, dumping syndrome, chronic constipation and IBS), the physiology and pharmacology of the enteric nervous system, GI hormones and the control of satiation and food intake. He has published more than 280 articles and 35 book chapters on various aspects of scientific and clinical gastroenterology.

Professor Tack won several awards for Basic and Clinical Research in GI Science. Professor Tack is Past-President of the European Society of Esophagology, President-Elect of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus, editor of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, section editor forGastroenterology and associate editor of Digestion. He has served as associate editor for Gut and serves or has served as a member of the editorial board of Gastroenterology, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Journal of Internal Medicine, Bailliere’s Clinical Gastroenterology and The Japanese Journal of Gastroenterology.