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Professor Guillaume Cadiot was born on 23 February 1961 in Issy Les Moulineaux, France. He is currently Professor of Gastroenterology at the University and Hospital of Reims, France, a position he obtained in 1997.
Professor Cadiot was a medical student at the Cochin Port-Royal University in Paris. He completed residencies at several different gastroenterology departments in Paris, and in 1988 obtained his MD. He then took up a post-residency position at the Bichat hospital, Paris, with Professor Michel Mignon. In 1997, Professor Cadiot completed his PhD under the direction of Thérèse Lehy and Professor Mignon.
Professor Cadiot's interests are in pancreatic and digestive endocrine tumors, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1, gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett's esophagus, and colonic flat adenomas and carcinomas.
He has been Editor-in-Chief of Gastroentérologie Clinique et Biologique since January 2001.
Professor Cadiot is married and has three daughters.
- What made you decide to become a gastroenterologist?
- By chance! Professors Serge Bonfils and Michel Mignon gave me their passion for gastroenterology and science in gastroenterology.
- Who was the teacher you admired the most?
- A French teacher in high school. I now write good French (but unfortunately not good English). In the medical field, I admire so many people (in France and elsewhere) that I cannot give all their names.
- Which research paper influenced you the most?
- There is not one single paper. However I was very influenced and impressed by R. T. Jensen's publications (NIH).
- What is the most important fact that you have discovered?
- The fact that the MEN 1 gene is involved in EC-L cell tumor carcinogenesis (Gastroenterology 1993; 105: 579-82).
- What is your unfulfilled ambition?
- To be an artist.
- What is your greatest regret?
- Not to have spent enough time with my wife and my young children.
- How do you relax?
- Reading, listening to music, gardening, and running.
- What is your favorite sport?
- Running and sailing.
- What is your best place in the world?
- Paris of course, but also La Trinité sur Mer in Brittany.
- What car do you drive?
- Volkswagen Passat (station wagon).
- What is your best electronic 'toy'?
- What book are you reading at the moment?
- "Il neigeait" by Patrick Rambaud (not available in English). It is about Napoleon's retreat from Russia: terrible!
- Why did you get in involved in GastroHep.com?
- I was introduced to it by Laurent Beaugerie. It is an opportunity to participate in a modern adventure.