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Amosy M'Koma, M.D., M.S., Ph.D., A.G.A., A.S.C.R.S.-A.S.I., is Professor of Surgery, Surgical Sciences, Pathology and Cancer Biology and Principal Investigator at Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Neuroscience and Pharmacology with adjunct appointment as Associate Professor of Surgery at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Both Institutions are in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Dr. M'Koma received medical training initiated and completed his M.D. degree at Kharkov Medical Institute in Kharkov, Ukraine (1984). Dr. M'Koma did his postgraduate and surgical residency program at the Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was Board Certified in General Surgery (The Swedish Board of Health and Welfare) (1990). He worked as Surgeon-Scientist at Large Stockholm Region (Stockholms Land Landstinget) until 2003. Dr. M'Koma is Board Certified and Registered full medical practitioner, Medical Council of Tanganyika (1999). Dr. M'Koma pursued a Licentiate of Medical Science degree (1999) and a Ph.D. (2001) in Surgery from the Karolinska Nobel Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. M'Koma came to the United States to further pursue academic endeavors. He was able to work at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota as a Research Fellow Trainee (2004) and as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2007) where he interacted with some of the leading Colorectal-Surgeon Scientists in the areas of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and its maladies. Dr. M'Koma research efforts during these times related to an in-depth study of the scientific and clinical background of surgical treatment of IBD, specifically the physiology of restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (RPC-IPAA). Current Dr. M'Koma research interest is focused on molecular diagnostics (biometrics/biomarkers) gravitated to the restorative physiology of intestinal continuity after pouch operation, RPC-IPAA. In addition, Dr. M'Koma conducts translational research for noninvasive early detection of colitis-associated-colorectal cancer (CARC). He is the Guest Editor of two Special Issues for the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) Journals, i) IBD: Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines, and ii) IBD: Clinical Diagnosis and Surgical Management (ISSN 1648-9144). Dr. M'Koma is an active member of several editorial boards and reviewer of many scientific biomedical science journals. He serves in a few Study Sections of the National Institute of Health (NIH)/ Center for Scientific Review (CSR) as Scientist Reviewer. He has significantly published peer-reviewed articles in high impact journals. Dr. M'Koma is an Affiliated Scientist/Scientific Investigator for the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). He is also a member of Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Research Center (DDRC), Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), and the Consortium, Meharry-Vanderbilt-Tennessee State University Cancer Partnership (MVTCP). https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1728-8456