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François Mion was born in Montpellier, France in 1962. He graduated from the Medical School of Medicine Alexis Carrel in Lyon in 1991, with a specialization in Hepatology and Gastroenterology. After 2 years of research on the physiology of prostaglandins production by the liver at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, USA, he was recruited as Professor of Physiology at the Medical School of Medicine Lyon-Nord (Université Lyon 1) in 1999, and developed an activity of clinical research on the use of stable isotopes and high resolution manometry in the field of functional digestive diseases diagnostic at Hôpital E. Herriot, Lyon, France.He was involved during 8 years (2008-2016) in the administrative management of this hospital. He is now head of the functional digestive diseases lab of this hospital, and member of LabTau where he collaborates for the development of new techniques for the measurement of the distensibility of the wall of digestive organs.

François Mion is an elected member of the National Council of Universities (Physiology section) and of the Scientific Council of the French Group of Neurogastroenterology (GFNG). He was member of the board of the French Society of Gastroenterology (SNFGE, international affairs secretary), and  he has been elected in 2017 member of the Board of the French Society of Medical Education in Gastroenterology (FMC-HE).

Mion F, Rosner G, Rousseau M, Minaire Y. 13C-urea breath test for Helicobacter pylori : cut-off point determination by cluster analysis. Clin Sci 1997 ; 93 : 3-6.

Roman S, Poncet G, Serraj I, Zerbib F, Boulez J, Mion F. Characterisation of reflux events after fundoplication using combined impedance-pH monitoring. Br J Surg 2006; 94: 48-52.

Damon H, Guye O, Seigneurin A, Long F, Sonko A, Faucheron JL, Grandjean JP, Mellier G, Valancogne G, Fayard MO, Henry L, Barth X, Mion F. Prevalence of anal incontinence in adults and impact on quality-of-life. Gastroenterol Clin Biol 2006; 30: 37-43.

Roman S, Kahrilas PJ, Mion F, et al. Partial recovery of peristalsis after myotomy for achalasia: more the rule than the exception. JAMA Surg 2013;148:157-64.

Roman S, Huot L, Zerbib F, Bruley des Varannes S, Gourcerol G, Coffin B, Ropert A, Roux A, Mion F. High-Resolution Manometry Improves the Diagnosis of Esophageal Motility Disorders in Patients With Dysphagia: A Randomized Multicenter Study. Am J Gastroenterol. 2016 Mar;111(3):372-80.

Mion F, Garros A, Brochard C, Vitton V, Ropert A, Bouvier M, Damon H, Siproudhis L, Roman S. 3D High-definition anorectal manometry: Values obtained in asymptomatic volunteers, fecal incontinence and chronic constipation. Results of a prospective multicenter study (NOMAD). Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2017 Aug;29(8). doi: 10.1111/nmo.13049.

Gyawali CP, Kahrilas PJ, Savarino E, Zerbib F, Mion F, Smout AJPM, Vaezi M, Sifrim D, Fox MR, Vela MF, Tutuian R, Tack J, Bredenoord AJ, Pandolfino J, Roman S. Modern diagnosis of GERD : the Lyon consensus. Gut 2018, Feb 3. doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2017-314722.