Helmut Neumann

Title: Professor
Position: Head of interdisciplinary endoscopy at the Mainz University Medical Center and Head of the Committee of the World Endoscopy Organization (WEO)
Organization: University Medical Center Mainz
Country: Germany

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Helmut Neumann is an internationally recognized internist and gastroenterologist with a focus on interventional endoscopy. After several years as a Professor in Bavaria, he was appointed to a university professorship as Head of Interdisciplinary Endoscopy at the Mainz University Medical Center in 2016 and finally moved back to Lippe in 2020. 

He is actively involved in basic and clinical research in the areas of advanced endoscopic imaging. His main research focus is inflammatory bowel disease, infectious colitis, colon polyps and Barrett´s esophagus. 

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Neumann has received a number of awards for clinical excellence and acts as a reviewer for various journals including Nature, The Lancet, Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Endoscopy. 

He was awarded the honorary designations of the American Society for Endoscopy (ASGE), the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and the Japanese Society for Endoscopy (JGES). He is also a member of the guidelines commission of the European Society for Endoscopy and, among other things, jointly responsible for the current guidelines on colorectal cancer and familial colon disease. Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Helmut Neumann continues to head the Committee of the World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) on inflammatory bowel diseases and is responsible for the development of new guidelines for the specialist society. He also received an honorary professorship from Bond University in Australia in 2019.

He has many years of experience in the field of endoscopic therapy for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. During his career he developed new techniques for the endoscopic therapy of neuroendocrine tumors (NET) and Zenker’s diverticulum. For several years, Prof. Dr. med. Neumann is actively involved in the further training of doctors and conducts training events on endoscopic hemostasis, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), among other things.