Prof Sanjiv Mahadeva is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and the previous Head of the Department of Medicine (2014 - 2019), University Malaya. He underwent his basic undergraduate and postgraduate medical training in the UK, and subsequently completed his sub-speciality training in Gastroenterology in the Yorkshire Deanery, UK. After joining the Faculty of Medicine in 2003, he pursued research in the area of Functional GI disorders and obtained a Doctorate in Medicine (M.D.) from the University of Leeds, UK in 2009. Despite a busy clinical practice and heavy training commitments, he has actively contributed to research in various areas including Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Enteral Nutrition and Therapeutic GI Endoscopy. He has published over 170 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals, including the Lancet, Gut and American Journal of Gastroenterology. According to Google Scholar, his research work has been cited 6447 times, and his H-index is 41 at present. He currently serves as Associate and Academic Editor of several journals, namely Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, JGH OPEN and PLOS ONE.