Dr Gerassimos J Mantzaris
Coordinator Consultant Gastroenterologist;
Department of Gastroenterology,
Evangelismos, Ophthalmiatreion Athinon and Polyclinic Hospitals,
Greece
Dr Mantzaris graduated from the Medical School of the Athens University.  He was Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 1984 and completed his specialty in Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the University Department of Therapeutics, Athens, in 1987.  He obtained his PhD degree from the Department of Pathologic Physiology, University of Athens in 1987.  Between 1987 and 1990, he served as Research Fellow (grant by the Coeliac Trust of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) and Honorary Clinical Registrar in the Department of Gastroenterology at the JR Hospital, Oxford, UK.

Dr Mantzaris was appointed as Consultant Gastroenterologist in Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, in 1989. He supervised the Outpatient IBD and the Coeliac Clinic at Evangelsmos Hospital, Athens for many years. In 2006, he was appointed as Head of the A’ Department of Gastroenterology in the same hospital and is now serving as Co-ordinator Consultant Gastroenterology.

Dr Mantzaris specializes in IBD, its pathogenesis and therapy, intestinal immunology, coeliac disease, and Helicobacter pylori infection. He has published or co-authored more than 95 manuscripts in peer review medical Journals and has presented numerous abstracts in International and National medical meetings.  He has run many researcher- and industry-initiated clinical trials.  He has also been president and/or member of steering committees in International and national Meetings, Symposia and Postgraduate Courses.

Dr Mantzaris has served as President of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology, the H. pylori Study Group, and is currently President of the Hellenic IBD Club and member of the Governing Board of the Athens Medical Society. He has served as member and chairman of the Education Committee (2009-2014) and he is now Educational Officer and member of the Governing Board of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization (ECCO); has co-authored the guidelines of ECCO on ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, and the European Consensus on IBD Histopathology.

Dr Mantzaris is Fellow of the AGA, and member of UEG, ECCO, BSG, ACG, and the International Organization for the Study of IBD (IO-IBD). He is member of the editorial board of the JCC, IBD Journal, WJG, GRP, and Annals of Gastroenterology, and for several years has been reviewer in many Gastroenterological Journals.