Zeyad Sharaiha, MBBS (London),FRCP(UK),FACG, FAGA, MWGO Zeyad Sharaiha received his MBBS from St George’s Hospital, University of London in 1967 and completed his rotation and training in internal medicine at the Royal Medical Services, (Amman, Jordan) and St. George’s Hospital, London. In 1972 he received his MRCP (London) and later his FRCP (UK). He did his GI fellowship training in Gastroenterology first at St Bartholomew's Hospital (London) and later at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas, U.S.A). Back in Jordan, Zeyad Sharaiha founded and headed the Gastroenterology Unit at the King Hussein Medical Centre. He also founded and was the first president of the Jordanian GI Society, the Pan-Arab GI Society, and the African Middle East Society for Gastroenterology (which was established with the help of the WGOOMGE). He helped to establish the MTCC (Mediterranean task force for cancer control). He also formed the first GE society (First in the Arab world) for nurses and paramedics, which has been active internationally. Dr. Sharaiha is currently honorary president of Pan Arab Society of GE, Founding President of AMAGE, past president elect of MTCC (Mediterranean Task force for Cancer prevention) former member of Higher Population Council of Jordan, international advisor for the Royal College of Physicians (London), former member of the Board of Trustees of University of Jordan Hospital, former member of the Working Group Party of the International Committee of ASGE, former president and consultant of the Private Physicians Association (Jordan), and former member of Higher Medical Council of Jordan. Dr. Sharaiha serves on the editorial boards of most Jordanian and regional medical journals and he is a past reviewer of abstracts in UEGEW. He participated in local research of epidemiology of hepatitis, H.pylori & IM at GE junction in the Middle East. In addition to his teaching activities in Jordan and the region, Dr. Sharaiha is an examiner for Jordanian Board of Medicine and Gastroenterology. In recognition of his services to gastroenterology, the WGO named Dr. Sharaiha in 2008 a Global Mentor in Gastroenterology. Dr. Sharaiha also served as a member of the Upper House of Parliament of Jordan, and member of the (Jordanian) Senate Health Committee, and was recently awarded the Medal of Independence by King Abdullah II of Jordan in recognition for his long term dedication and achievements.