By John Pandolfino, MD MSCI
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
During his presidency Prof. Kahrilas opened up ISDE's membership for all healthcare providers focused on esophageal diseases, and one of his primary goals during his presidency was to improve the diversity of the membership; Prof. Kahrilas was able to help smooth this transition because of the tremendous respect he had for the history of the organization.
Find out more about Prof. Kahrilas and the impact he had on ISDE's membership diversity transition in Diseases of the Esophagus, Volume 33, Issue 3, March 2020 or download the biography here.
About the Presidential Biography Series
The Presidential Biography Series is being published as part of the celebration for the 40th anniversary of the first ISDE Congress, visit our Celebrating 40 Years page to find out more. We hope you find the series an informative look at the history of the ISDE over the past 40 years.
Giovanni Zaninotto and Neil Gupta
Editors in Chief, Diseases of the Esophagus (DOTE)