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


Axel Dignass

Agaplesion Markus Krankenhaus
Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Vice President

Helena Cortez-Pinto

Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte, HSM
Lisbon, Portugal 

Secretary General

Magnus Simrén

Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Gothenburg, Sweden


Berthold  Koletzko

Medizin. Universität München Dr. von Hauner Kinderklinik
München, Germany 

Chair Education Committee

Charles Murray

Royal Free Hospital
London, United Kingdom

Chair Scientific Committee

Herbert  Tilg

Innsbruck Medical University
Innsbruck, Austria 

Chair Public Affairs Committee

Markus  Peck-Radosavljevic

Klinikum Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria

Chair National Societies Committee

Dan Lucian Dumitrascu

University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iuliu Hatieganu
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Chair Research Committee

Luigi  Ricciardiello  

University of Bologna
Bologna, Italy

Liver Representative

Laurent  Castera

Hôpital Beaujon
Clichy, France

Endoscopy Representative

Mario Dinis-Ribeiro

Instituto Português de Oncologia, Porto
Porto , Portugal 

General Gastroenterology Representatives

Asbjørn Mohr Drewes

Aalborg University Hospital
Aalborg, Denmark








Janneke van der Woude

Erasmus Medisch Centrum Dept. of Gastroenterology
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Surgery Representative

Richard Van Hillegersberg

University Medical Center
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Independent Councillor

Enrique  Dominguez-Munoz

University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela 
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Chair Quality of Care Task Force

Wafaa  Khannoussi

Mohammed VI University Hospital Oujda
Oujda, Morocco

Chair Equality & Diversity Task Force

Dina Tiniakos

Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Aretaieion Hospital, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Athens, Greece

Chair Young Talent Group

Henriette Heinrich

Stadtspital Triemli Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

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