Professor Jan Tack is currently a Head of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division at Leuven University Hospitals, Professor in Internal Medicine and former Chairman of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine at the University of Leuven, Belgium, and a founding researcher of TARGID (the Translational Research Center for Gastrointestinal Disorders) at the University of Leuven. He is currently president of the Rome Foundation, a council member of the European Association for Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Nutrition, and a member of the Steering Committee of the European Society for Neurogastroenterology and Motility.
Professor Tack’s scientific interest focuses on Neurogastroenterology and Motility, and includes diverse topics such as the pathophysiology and management of gastrointestinal functional and motor disorders such as esophageal motility disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease, functional dyspepsia, gastroparesis, chronic constipation and the irritable bowel syndrome, the physiology and pharmacology of the enteric nervous system, gastrointestinal hormones and the control of satiation and food intake. With an h-index of 95, he has published more than 750 peer-reviewed articles in the international literature, with over 30000 citations, and he contributed more than 40 book chapters on various aspects of scientific and clinical gastroenterology.
He has co-authored publications in all leading Gastroenterology journals, and several high-ranked general scientific journals (e.g. New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Nature genetics, PNAS, JAMA, Gastroenterology, Gut, Nature Reviews Gastroenterology Hepatology, ….). Professor Tack was the promotor of more than 50 Ph.D. fellows. He currently supervises a research group which comprises 12 Ph.D. fellows, 3 postdocs and 3 technical/support staff.
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