The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology (ISSN-1319-3767) is published
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EDITOR IN CHIEF
Faisal M. Sanai
Gastroenterology Section, Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Abdulrahman A. Al Hussaini: Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Children’s Specialized Hospital, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Majid Al Madi: Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, King Saud University Medical City, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Mahmoud H. Mosli: College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Bandar Aljudaibi: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA
Badr Al-Bawardy: Section of Digestive Diseases, Yale School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences, Mumbai, India.
D. Nageshwar Reddy
Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Section of Interventional Endoscopy, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Lawrence Ho Khek Yu,
NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, National University Hospital.
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, McGill University Health Center
Muhammad Khalid Hasan
Center for Interventional Endoscopy, Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL
Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh
Department of Surgery, The Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Emad S Aljahdli
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology Unit, College of Medicine & Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
Haya Al-Habeeb Gastroenterology Center, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Omar I Saadah
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Department of Gastroenterology, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Service d'Hépatologie, Beaujon Hospital, INSERM, University of Paris Diderot, Paris, France
Samuel S Lee
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Preventative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Division of Gastroenterology, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Professor Nedim Hadzic
Paediatric Centre for Hepatology, Gastroenterology and Nutrition, King's College Hospital, London, UK
Prof. Riccardo Troncone
Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Federico II ,Naples, Italy
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Harvard Medical Scholl
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
Anil Dhawan, MD
Pediatric Liver Unit, King's College Hospital, London, UK
Ajay Kaul, MD
GI operations at Liberty Campus, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition,
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Harland S Winter
Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Boston, MA, USA
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Section of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center,
Faculty of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia