Council & Executive Committee

The overall leadership of UEG rests with the Council for strategic direction.

The Executive Committee, comprising of the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary General together with the UEG Secretariat is responsible for the daily management and administration of UEG’s business.


The UEG Council consists of:

Council, January 2019


Paul Fockens

Amsterdam UMC
Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Meibergdreef 9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Vice President

Axel Dignass

Agaplesion Markus Krankenhaus
Wilhelm-Epstein-Str. 4
D-60431 Frankfurt/Main

Secretary General

Magnus Simrén

Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Department of Internal Medicine
413 45 Gothenburg


Peter Jansen

Academic Medical Center
Department of Gastroenterology
Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Treasurer Elect

Berthold Koletzko

Medizin. Universität München Dr. von Hauner Kinderklinik
Lindwurmstr. 4,80337 München

Chair Education Committee

Charles Murray

Royal Free Hospital
Department of Gastroenterology
Pond Street
NW3 2QG London
United Kingdom

Chair Scientific Committee

Herbert Tilg

Innsbruck Medical University
Anichstrasse 35
6020 Innsbruck

Chair Public Affairs Committee

Markus Peck-Radosavljevic

Klinikum Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
Feschnigstraße 11
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

Chair National Societies Committee

Dan Lucian Dumitrascu

University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iuliu Hatieganu
2nd Medical Dept.
Clinicilor 2-4
400003 Cluj-Napoca



Chair Research Committee

Luigi Ricciardiello  

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences
Gastroenterology Unit
University of Bologna
Via Massarenti 9
40138 Bologna

Liver Representative

Laurent Castera

Hôpital Beaujon
Service d’Hépatologie
100 boulevard General Leclerc
92110 Clichy

Endoscopy Representative

Lars Aabakken

Rikshospitalet-Radiumhospitalet HF
Dept. Of Medical Gastroenterology
Sognsvannsv. 20,0027Oslo

General Gastroenterology Representatives

Asbjørn Mohr Drewes

Department of Gastroenterology
Aalborg University Hospital
Mølleparkvej 4
9000 Aalborg





Janneke van der Woude

Erasmus Medisch Centrum Dept. of Gastroenterology
´s Gravendijkwal 230
3015 CE Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Surgery Representative

Richard Van Hillegersberg

University Medical Center
Department of Surgery
P.O. Box 85500
3508 Utrecht
The Netherlands

Independent Councillor

Enrique Dominguez-Munoz

University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela   
Travesía da Choupana
15706 Santiago de Compostela

Chair Quality of Care Task Force

Wafaa Khannoussi

Mohammed VI University Hospital Oujda
Department of Hepato-Gastroenterology
60049 Oujda

Chair Equality & Diversity Task Force

Nurdan Tözün

Head of Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
Acibadem University School of Medicine
Kayışdağı Caddesi No:32, 34752
Ataşehir, Istanbul

Chair Young Talent Group

Yasmijn van Herwaarden

Radboud University Medical Center
Geert Grooteplein-Zuid 10
6525 GA Nijmegen
The Netherlands


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