Current Opinion in Gastroenterology was launched in 1985. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of gastroenterology is divided into 12 sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce one of the Section Editors for this issue.
Dr Cominelli graduated in Literature from Liceo Classico Galileo in Florence, Italy in 1976. He completed his M.D. at the University of Florence in 1983, followed by his Ph.D. in Cell Biology in 1991. He went on to complete his Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Florence and is presently a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pathology of CWRU and Director of the CWRU/UH Digestive Health Center, (Case Western Reserve University), USA.
Dr Mitchell Schubert is currently Professor of Internal Medicine and Physiology at Virginia Commonwealth University Health Science Center, USA, as well as Chief of the Section of Gastroenterology and Director of Endoscopy at the McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Dr Schubert graduated from New York University, USA, in 1973 and Baylor College of Medicine, USA, in 1977. He completed an internal medicine residency and National Institutes of Health gastroenterology fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA. He joined the medical faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1982.
Dr Schubert has served on NIH and VA Study Sections as well as numerous American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology, and Veterans Administration committees. He is President of the Richmond Gastroenterological Society, Section Editor for Current Opinion in Gastroenterology, and Associate Editor for Digestive Diseases and Sciences.
Dr Schubert's research interests involve the study of acid-related disorders. His laboratory studies the regulation of gastric acid secretion in health and disease. Dr Schubert has been the recipient of the Veterans Administration Career Development Award, American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Research Scholar Award, and has authored over 100 original papers and reviews including the chapters “Gastric Secretion” for Sleisenger and Fordtran's textbook, Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease and “Regulation of Gastric Acid Secretion” for Johnson's textbook, Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract.