Dr Govind K Makharia is presently a Professor in the Department of Gastroenterology and Human Nutrition, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He has received his training from prestigious Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. He has trained 48 fellows in gastroenterology and 7 PhD students. Dr Makharia has published 186 articles in the indexed journals, 35 chapters for different books and edited a hand-book on celiac disease. He is a Board Member of International Association for Studies on Celiac Disease. He organized the 17th International Celiac Disease Symposium in New Delhi in 2017. He has been nominated as Co-chair of global guidelines on Diet and the Gut and World Digestive Health Day 2016, World Gastroenterology Organization. He has co-chaired the World Gastroenterology Organization and Asia Pacific Association of Gastroenterology Working Party on Celiac disease. He is a core member of Asia Pacific Working Party on inflammatory bowel disease, and Asia Pacific Colorectal Cancer Study Group. He is presently the Secretary General of Indian Society of Gastroenterology. He is the coordinator of national taskforce on inflammatory bowel disease. Dr Makharia is also involved in the development of medical device innovation and is co-inventor of a device for fecal incontinence. He has received many awards including BMJ, South East Asia research paper of the year award, Alkem Om Prakash Memorial award, Young Clinicians’ Award (World Gastroenterology Organization), Young Investigator Award (APAGE), Award of Achievement by OESO, and SR Naik Memorial award, and AIIMS Excellence Award. He also delivered ISG-Zydus oration in 2017.