Frank Zerbib
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  • Location : Bordeaux, France
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Frank Zerbib MD, PhD Digestive Physiology

Course and current status


Head of Digestive Diseases Department, Saint André Hospital, since January 2007

Assistant Professor 1993                                                 

Resident 1988 


Professor of Gastroenterology since 2002, Bordeaux 2 University

Senior in basic research 2001 Bordeaux 2 University

PhD in digestive physiology 1999, Nantes University

Masters in basic research 1995, Paris VII University

Specialist in Gastroenterology 1993 Bordeaux 2 University

Doctor in Medicine (MD) 1992 Bordeaux 2 University

Member of

- Société Nationale Française de Gastro-Entérologie (SNFGE)

- Groupe Français de Neurogastroentérologie (GFNG) (president)

- Société Nationale Française de Colo-proctologie

- European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility

- President of CRITERE (Consortium de Recherche Indépendant sur le Traitement et l’Exploration du Reflux gastro-œsophagien et de l’Endobrachyœsophage)

Editorial jobs

- Editor in chief for gastroenterology of  "Hépato-Gastro" 1998-2002

- Editor in chief for gastroenterology of  "Gastroentérologie Clinique et Biologique" 2004-2007

- Editorial board of "Gastroentérologie Clinique et Biologique" 2000 -2003

- Reviewer for “Gastroentérologie Clinique et Biologique” American Journal of Gastroenterology”, “Gut” , “Digestive and Liver disease”, “European journal of Gastroenterology and Hepataology”, “Neurogastroenterology and motility”

Scientific summary

Gastro-esophageal reflux disease and pathophysiology of gastro-esophageal junction especially the relationships between TLESRs and proximal gastric tone (barostat and pharmacological studies). My current research relates to the development of new tools for esophageal physiology assessment as well as clinical trials for new antireflux therapies. Most of these studies are performed within an French-Belgium collaborative group (CRITERE: Consortium de Recherche Indépendant sur le Traitement et l’Exploration du Reflux Gastro-œsophagien et de l’Endobrachyœsophage) initially founded by Pr JP Galmiche. I am a founding member and the current President of CRITERE.

Digestive diseases related to Helicobacters species : this research is performed in the laboratory of bacteriology of our University (Pr Francis Mégraud). We are currently performing several clinical and in vitro studies to elucidate the role of Enterohepatic Helicobacters in IBD and liver diseases. 

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