||Prof. Dr. Zeynel Mungan was born in Diyarbakir in 1952. He received his medical degree in 1977, completed Internal Medicine Residency in 1981 and Gastroenterology Fellowship in 1988 at the Medical Faculty of Istanbul University. He was appointed to Associate Professor in 1988 and Professorship in 1995 in the same university. Between the years 1990-1992, Dr. Mungan worked as a Research Associate Professor at Tulane University, New Orleans, USA and has been awarded the Kemal Akdamar GI Research Fellowship. He was Head of Gastroenterohepatology Department in Medical Faculty of Istanbul University between 2005-2010, and President of the Istanbul Branch of Turkish Gastroenterology Association between 1999-2007. Prof. Mungan is the author of more than 200 papers published in international and Turkish journals and gastroenterology textbooks, mostly in the fields of endoscopy, GI peptides, acid-peptic diseases, inflammatory bowel disorders and gastrointestinal motility. Dr. Mungan is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and also Fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterology.