About the Author
Dr John Collins graduated from The Queen's University of Belfast in 1976. His postgraduate training in gastroenterology and internal medicine was completed in the RAF Medical Services, the Northern Ireland Deanery and in the Medical College of Wisconsin. He was appointed as Consultant Gastroenterologist to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast in 1990. He has research interests in H pylori, GORD and small bowel capsule endoscopy. He is a Past President of the Irish Society of Gastroenterolgy and is currently Secretary of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
Roy Soetikno, MD, was promoted to associate professor of medicine (gastroenterology and hepatology) at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System through February 2008. He is a leader in advanced therapeutic endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasonography. He specializes in performing endoscopic surgery of early gastrointestinal cancer. Soetikno is chief of the endoscopy unit at the VA and associate chief of the gastrointestinal section.
His educational background includes engineering, epidemiology, gastroenterology and technical expertise in endoscopy. Soetikno has an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Washington University (1985), a medical degree from the University of Chicago (1990) and a graduate degree in health sciences research from Stanford (1996). He later completed clinical and research fellowships in gastroenterology at Stanford, an advanced therapeutic endoscopy fellowship at Harvard and a fellowship in ultrasound and gastrointestinal oncology at UC-Irvine. He became an assistant professor at Stanford in 1999.