Meet the master| Volume 4, ISSUE 5, P190-193, May 2019

George Triadafilopoulos, MD, DSc

        George Triadafilopoulos (Author photo 1, Author photo 2, Author photo 3, Author photo 4, Author photo 5, Author photo 6, Author photo 7, Author photo 8, Author photo 9, Author photo 10, Author photo 11; Video 1, available online at is a senior member of the faculty in the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division at Stanford University and serves as the Fellowship Program Co-Director and Chair of the Clinical Competence Committee that evaluates the clinical performance of the Gastroenterology trainees. In addition, he is responsible for organization, content development, and execution of the weekly educational activities of the Division, which include board review sessions, journal club, research talks, and clinical case presentations in the context of the Digestive Diseases Clinical Conferences. He also serves as an advisor to the trainees on aspects pertaining to their professional growth and direction, career prospects and choices, and general counseling and mentoring. This role is based on his 30-year experience as a translational researcher, educator, scientific editor, administrator, and, above all, seasoned clinician. His broad experience and qualifications are exemplified in 334 publications.
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        Author photo 1Rebellious student in 1975, at age 20.
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        Author photo 2Hippocratic Oath at graduation in 1979, at age 24.
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        Author photo 3Working in the laboratory on Clostridium difficile research in Boston in 1984, at age 29.
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        Author photo 4Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Associate Editors meeting in Palo Alto in 2005.
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        Author photo 5Consultation practice, Mountain View, California, in 2007.
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        Author photo 6With partner Dr Runa Lascar in Venice in 2008.
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        Author photo 7American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Distinguished Service Award recipient in 2009.
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        Author photo 8Partying with Steve Edmundowicz and Deborah Bowman in 2010.
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        Author photo 9With Brian Fennerty and Mike Wallace in Washington, DC.
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        Author photo 10With children and partner in Los Angeles in 2018.
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        Author photo 11With 2 grandsons in Los Angeles in 2018.
        Dr Triadafilopoulos’ clinical practice is at El Camino hospital in Mountain View, California, where he serves as a consultant gastroenterologist. He interacts with other services in his role as moderator of the weekly Digestive Diseases Clinical Conference and in his capacity as the Executive Director of the Stanford Esophageal Multidisciplinary Program in Innovative Research Excellence (SEMPIRE). He contributes directly to outreach activities through educational lectures and courses on esophageal disease. In his capacity as executive director of SEMPIRE, he is involved in clinical and translational research in esophageal diseases (with emphasis in GERD and Barrett’s esophagus), motility disorders, and new devices in gastroenterology. After the creation of a comprehensive multidisciplinary clinical center, SEMPIRE aims to foster translational and applied (clinical and endoscopic) research, incorporating molecular understanding of disease, molecular imaging, and examination of technologies that interrogate mucosal, submucosal, and motility alterations in esophageal diseases.
        Dr Triadafilopoulos frequently lectures in formal classrooms and continuing education seminars at Stanford, at other institutions, and at national and international meetings. He is nationally and internationally recognized as an expert in esophageal diseases and has served as President of the World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus, as Editor-in-Chief of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and on various committees of the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.


        The author disclosed no financial relationships relevant to this publication.

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