Horst Neuhaus, MD

International Service Award

Crystal Awards Honoree

Horst Neuhaus graduated from the University of Bonn, Germany, in 1979. In the same year he obtained his Doctor of Medicine. He did residencies at the Department of Surgery in Cologne and Departments of Internal Medicine in Neuss and Ingolstadt. After his training in gastroenterology, he became faculty member of the Medical Department II of the Technical University Munich under the leadership of Professor Meinhard Classen. In 1987, he became head of the endoscopy unit. 

Since 1999 Horst Neuhaus has been Associate Professor at the Medical Faculty of the Technical University Munich. In 1995, Professor Neuhaus was appointed as Chief of the Department of Internal Medicine of the Evangelisches Krankenhaus Düsseldorf, teaching hospital of the University of Düsseldorf. His position includes Chief of Service of the Department of Gastroenterology. As part of it. the tertiary referral endoscopy center was recognized as a WEO Center of Excellence and training center of the ESGE. 

Horst Neuhaus has a wide field of clinical and scientific interests which include diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, biliary and pancreatic diseases and endoscopic management of early gastrointestinal neoplasms. His group is continuously active in research, participation in studies and publishing in a close cooperation with other centers and the biomedical industry. He is on the editorial board of the several peer-reviewed journals.

He has served as councillor of the Governing Board and the Scientific Committee of the UEG and the International Committee of the ASGE. He was previously president of the ESGE, the German Society of Endoscopy and Imaging Procedures (DGE-BV) and the endoscopy section of the German Society of Gastroenterology (DGVS). He served on the steering committees of previous world congresses of endoscopy (ENDO 2017 and 2020). Horst Neuhaus was recognized as International Honorary member of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society (JGES) and as honorary member of other national societies. He is director of the annual Düsseldorf International Endoscopy Symposium which was established by his group in 1999.


I am deeply honored to receive the International Service Award. I have been very grateful to the ASGE in many ways since I became a member more than 3 decades ago. It has opened various opportunities for me to participate and present in scientific conferences and teaching courses organized or endorsed by the society. I have benefited a lot from ASGE mission-related activities in research, innovations in endoscopy, education and training. The promotion of international collaboration in endoscopy is outstanding and it is always a pleasure to serve as an ambassador in this regard. Many renowned members of the ASGE contributed to the success of our annual International Endoscopy Symposium in Düsseldorf. I very much appreciate that my own contributions are recognized. The ASGE that has fostered my professional development. In addition, it gives me the opportunity to make new friends and make new contacts with colleagues and friends.