Angel Lanas is Professor of Medicine of the University of Zaragoza, Vice-Dean for Research Affairs at the Medical School of Medicine University of Zaragoza, Chairman of the Digestive Diseases Service at the University Hospital “Lozano Blesa” of Zaragoza. Spain and Scientific Director of the Aragón Health Research Institute.
Dr. Lanas was visiting professor to the Department of Gastroenterology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama, USA since November 1989 to Dicember1991, where he worked with Professor Basil Hirschowitz.
He is or has been member of the Advisory Board of several high-impact factor Journals of the specialty, International Associate Editor of The American Journal of Gastroenterology and Editor of Frontiers in Medicine-Gastroenterology. He has also been invited as Visiting Professor to different American, Asian and European Universities. Over the years, he has held leadership positions and received numerous awards for his contributions
Among other associations he is member and International Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association, member of the General Assembly of the United European Gastroenterology Federation and the Spanish Association of Gastroenterology (AEG). He was president of the AEG for 4 years and President of the AEG Foundation for another 4 years.
Dr. Lanas is actively involved in both clinical and basic investigation relating to acid peptic disorders, particularly NSAIDs, aspirin and gastrointestinal toxicity, as well as mechanisms of chemoprevention of colon cancer and Barrett's esophagus. Professor Lanas has published numerous articles pertaining to gastrointestinal damage, NSAIDs and inflammation in the most prestigious Medical Journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Gastroenterology, Gut, The American Journal of Gastroenterology and American Journal of Medicine among others.