Mark Fox is at the Abdominal Center: Gastroenterology, St. Claraspital, CH-4016 Basel, Switzerland, and leads the Zürich Neurogastroenterology and Motility Research Group, Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland. He is Chair of the International Working Group for GI Motility and Function, which is tasked with agreeing procedures and classification systems for the full range of physiological investigations of digestive function.
His research is focused on the development and application of new investigations to describe the structure, function and sensitivity of the digestive tract. His work has provided new insight into how the digestive tract responds to eating, digestion, toileting and how these responses break down in patients with digestive diseases such as oesophageal dysmotility, reflux, dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome and incontinence.
As a founding member of the High Resolution Manometry (HRM) Working Group he brought together an international consensus group to agree the “Chicago Classification” system of oesophageal motility disorders, which was published in 2012 and has been cited more than 300 times.
Dr Fox has a major commitment to medical education. He sits on the UEG Education Committee and the organizing committee of the UEG Postgraduate Course. He has been a member of the faculty at many scientific conferences, sits on the editorial board of leading clinical journals and has authored more than 100 academic papers.