Dr. Magnus Simrén is working as Senior Consultant in the Department of Internal Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden, and is Professor in Gastroenterology at the Department of Internal Medicine & Clinical Nutrition, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg.
He 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, Doctor Simrén completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. 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, focusing on the pathophysiology of functional dyspepsia and GERD.
Dr. Simrén is now head of the Neurogastroenterology Unit at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, and had a Senior Research position (50%) at the Swedish Research Council 2011-2016. His main research areas are the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of functional GI disorders, as well as the treatment of these disorders and the importance of brain-gut interactions. He has published more than 200 original articles and also written book chapters on GI motility diseases and functional GI disorders, and is currently supervisor for eighteen PhD students and several Post-Docs. Doctor Simrén has been the President of the Scandinavian Association for Gastrointestinal Motility (SAGIM), Scientific Secretary to the Swedish Society of Gastroenterology, and a served as council member for several international organizations. He is currently the chair of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Scientific Committee, and a member of the UEG council. He has been working as Deputy Editor and Associate Editor of Gut (2005-2009), and Clinical Editor of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (2012-2016). Doctor Simrén received the Rising Star Award from the Association of National European and Mediterranean Societies of Gastroenterology (ASNEMGE) in 2006, and is a member of the Rome Foundation Board of Directors since 2011. 2010-2012 he chaired the Rome Foundation Working team on “Intestinal microbiota in functional bowel disorders”, and has served as a member of the Rome IV committees for Functional Bowel Disorders and Centrally Mediated Disorders of GI Pain. 2015-2016 he was visiting research scientist at the Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill, NC, United States, and he is now an adjunct professor at the Department of Medicine at UNC.