Dr Sat Somers is currently Professor of Radiology, McMaster University, and Chairman Emeritus, Department of Radiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. Dr Somers graduated from the University of Sheffield Medical School, Sheffield, England in 1968. He then completed a residency in radiology at McMaster University Medical Centre in Hamilton, Canada, followed by a fellowship in gastrointestinal radiology at the same institution, where his mentor was the late Dr Igor Laufer. Dr Somers joined the staff at McMaster in 1975, where he continued to be involved with Dr Laufer in testing the various barium products being developed by E-Z-EM. Dr Somers worked his way up the academic and administrative ladder at McMaster. His first administrative position was Director of the Radiology Residency Program, and in 1998 he was appointed as the Academic Head and Chairman of the Department of Radiology. During his tenure as Chairman he was elected as President of the Canadian Heads of the Academic Departments of Radiology in Canada (CHAR). In later years he was elected Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Radiologists, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (FFRRCSI) (Hon); Fellow of the American College of Radiology(FACR); Fellow of the Society of Abdominal Radiology (FSAR); Fellow of the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR); and Fellow of the Canadian Association of Radiologists (FCAR). Dr Somers’ contribution to the literature consists of numerous publications, posters, and chapters in gastrointestinal radiology books. He has been a Visiting Professor locally in Canada as well as internationally, and is a reviewer for several major radiology journals. His clinical and research interests include swallowing problems, oesophagus, small bowel, pelvic floor abnormalities, and education.