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Sabine Roman is Associate Professor of Physiology in Lyon I University (Lyon Est Medical School) and Hospices Civils de Lyon (Department of Digestive Physiology) since 2007. She completed her training in Gastroenterology in Lyon University Hospital in 2000 and obtained a PhD in Physiology in 2007. She was Visiting Scholar at Northwestern University, Chicago (USA). 

Her main research interest is focused on clinical application of esophageal functional testing including high resolution manometry and pH-impedance monitoring. She is evaluating the yield of new technologies in the diagnosis of esophageal functional disorders. She is developing an original project on the measurement of esophageal distensibility using elastography approach.

Sabine Roman is the representative of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM) in the scientific committee of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG).


She is a member of the Executive Council of the French Group of Neurogastroenterology (GFNG).


She is associate editor of theDiseases of the Esophagus.


She received the PEDR from Lyon I University (2014-18). 

Gyawali CP, Karhilas PJ, Savarino E, Zerbib F, Mion F, Smout AJ Vaezi MF, Sifrim D, Fox M, Vela M, Tutuian R, Tack J, Bredenoord AJ, Pandolfino JE, Roman S.

Modern Diagnosis of GERD: the Lyon consensus.

Gut 2018 (in press) doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2017-314722


Roman S, Gyawali CP, Savarino E, Yadlapati R, Zerbib F, Wu J, Vela M, Tutuian R, Tatum R, Sifrim D, Keller J, Fox M, Pandolfino JE, Bredenoord AJ and the GERD consensus group.

Ambulatory reflux monitoring for diagnosis of gastro-esophageal reflux disease: Update of the Porto consensus and recommendations from an international consensus group.

Neurogastroenterol Motil 2017; 29: 1-15 doi: 10.1111/nmo.13067


Roman S, Holloway R, Keller J, Herbella F, Zerbib F, Xiao Y, Bernard L, Bredenoord AJ, Bruley des Varannes S, Chen M, Fox M, Kahrilas PJ, Mittal  RK, Penagini R, Savarino E, Sifrim D, Wu J, Decullier E, Pandolfino JE, Mion F

Validation of criteria for the definition of transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations using high-resolution manometry

Neurogastroenterol Motil 2017; 29. doi: 10.1111/nmo.12920


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 trial.

Am J Gastroenterol 2016; 111: 372-80


Roman S, Keefer L, Imam H, Korrapati P, Mogni B, Eident K, Friesen L, Kahrilas PJ, Martinovich Z, Pandolfino JE.

Majority of symptoms in esophageal reflux PPI non-responders are not related to reflux.

Neurogastroentrol Motil 2015; 27: 1667-74       


Roman S, Kahrilas PJ, Mion F, Nealis TB, Soper NJ, Poncet G, Nicodème F, Hungness E, Pandolfino JE.

Partial recovery of peristalsis after myotomy for achalasia: more the rule than the exception.

JAMA Surg 2013; 148: 157-64


Roman S, Pandolfino JE, Chen J, Boris L, Luger D, Kahrilas PJ.

Phenotypes and clinical context of hypercontractility in high resolution esophageal pressure topography (EPT).

Am J Gastroenterol 2012; 107: 37-45


Pandolfino JE, Roman S, Carlson D, Luger D, Bidari K, Boris L, Kwiatek MA, Kahrilas PJ.

Distal esophageal spasm in high resolution esophageal pressure topography: defining clinical phenotypes.

Gastroenterology 2011; 141: 469-75