Department of Digestive Diseases, University Hospital Vall d’Hebron. Barcelona, Spain.
Dr. Azpiroz is currently Chief of the Department of Digestive Diseases, University Hospital Vall d’Hebron, and Professor of Medicine, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Azpiroz clinical practice develops in a large referral unit, and specifically focuses on functional gut disorders. His research program investigates the origin of gastrointestinal sensations, either pleasant or unpleasant (symptoms), which involves the control mechanisms of gut motility, sensitivity and contents. Dr. Azpiroz has been distinguished with the 1999 Janssen Award for Clinical Research in Digestive Diseases, the Fourth Research Award of the International Group for the Study of Gastrointestinal Motility, the 2003 Research Scientist Award of the Functional Brain Gut Research Group, and the Senior Investigator-Clinical Science Award of the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder. At present Dr Azpiroz serves as Chairman of the Microbiota & Health Section, European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility and is a member of the Board of Directors, Rome Foundation for the Study of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders.