I received my MD from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and received my General surgery training at Tulane University. I joined Department of Surgery at University of Florida as an Assistant Professor of Surgery, then I was promoted to Associate Professor at Baylor University and then to Professor of Surgery and Vice Chair of Research at Tulane University.
For 8 years, I was the chief of General surgery at both Tulane University and the University of New Mexico. My clinical interests have always paralleled my academic/research interests. My clinical interested have mainly focused on minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery as well as bariatric and hernia surgery. My research interests have mainly focused on cell-based therapies to treat various diseases. In collaboration with my national and international colleagues, I expanded my research to evaluate the therapeutic potential of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells as vectors to treat acute and chronic wounds. In addition, my research has explored tissue engineering in abdominal wall surgery, stem cell delivery strategies and the interaction of various extracellular tissue matrices with fat and bone marrow derived stem cells for regenerative medicine applications.
I have a record of successful and productive research projects. I successfully mentored and have been PI of several projects (including an NIH funded mentored award), collaborated with other researchers, and produced several peer-reviewed publications from each project. In fact, I have authored over 100 scientific articles and two books. I have an h-index of 19. I have been serving as the Editor-in-Chief and the editorial boards of 10 leading national and international journals.
I have supervised/co-supervised more than 15 graduate/undergraduate students and post-docs scientists. I have received numerous international awards for my research.
I am active nationally and internationally in the specialty of surgery and minimally invasive surgery. Currently, I am involved in the clinical teaching supported by evidence-based surgery and scholarly activity for the students of the University of Colorado.
Minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery; bariatric and hernia surgery
Tan To Cheung, MBBS, MS, FRCS(Ed), FCSHK, FHKAM, is the Chief of the Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery within the Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital, the University of Hong Kong and the Council member of the Hong Kong Society of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery. He is also Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Hong Kong.
Dr. Cheung received his medical degree in the University of Hong Kong. After graduating, Dr. Cheung started his career as Surgeon in Queen Mary Hospital and with his interest in complicated liver surgery and liver transplantation he became a staff member in Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Since 2006.
Dr. Cheung is one of the leading experts in laparoscopic liver resection in Hong Kong. He has performed more than 300 pure laparoscopic liver hepatectomy in Hong Kong. He published the results of laparoscopic hepatectomy in Queen Mary Hospital in various journal including Annals of Surgery and World Journal of Surgery.
He is keen on new procedures development and he is an active researcher in the field of liver transplant, complicated liver surgery, ALPPS procedures, minimally invasive surgery for liver cancer and the role of dual tracer PET CT on diagnosis of HCC. Dr. Cheung has obtained his post graduate doctoral degree (Master of Surgery HKU) on the research of treatment of HCC in liver cirrhosis. He is the world leading expert in the area of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy for HCC. He performed the first HIFU therapy for patients waiting for liver transplant in the world.
Dr. Cheung is the recipient of the GB Ong travelling Fellowship Award. He has won many other wards including travelling awards, Best Oral Presentation awards, Best Video awards, Best Poster awards in various international meeting. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and other publications, is frequently invited to lecture internationally including presentations in plenary sessions, and has mentored a large number of trainees.
Liver transplant; complicated liver surgery ALPPS procedure; minimally invasive surgery for liver cancer and the role of dual tracer PET CT on diagnosis of HCC
Dr. Atef Darwish was born in Assiut, Egypt in 1961. He graduated from Assiut School of Medicine, Egypt in 1985 with an excellent grade with first class honors. He completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Assiut (Assiut) and the early cancer detection unit of Ain-Shams university (Cairo) in 1986-1989. He got his Master degree on cloposcopy for detection of premalignant cervical lesions in 31.12.1989 with Excellent degree. Between 1992-1994, he spent completed 2 years at the Endoscopic Unit of Ulm University, Germany. Thereafter, he received his Medical Doctorate in 1995 through a combined program between the University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany and the University of Assiut, Assiut, Egypt with Excellent degree. Thereafter, he joined many center in the US and Europe concentrating on the reproductive medicine. He joined the Endoscopy Unit of Villach University Hospital in Austria, the Assisted Reproduction Unit in Düsseldorf University Hospital in Germany and the reproductive biology and minimally invasive surgery unit in the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Clevland, Ohio, USA.
Currently, he is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University since July 2005. Moreover, he is a consultant of Obstetrics and Gynecology in three hospitals; Woman’s Health University Hospital, Police Hopital (Assiut branch), and Assiut Fertility and Endoscopic surgery hospital. He is the director of Early Cervical Cancer Detection and Endoscopy Units of the Woman's Health University Hospital. He is the moderator of the “Egyptian Society of Hysteroscopy and Colposcopy”. Likewise, he is a registered trainer and lecturer of the “Egyptian Society of Gynecologic Laparoscopists” which is affiliated to the European Society of Gynecologic Endoscopy (ESGE).
Cancer prevention; gynecologic laparoscopy and hysteroscopy; reproductive medicine and assisted reproduction
Dr. David S. Edelman, a Board Certified General Surgeon and Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, established the Laparoscopic Surgery Center in 1991. He has performed thousands of operations using micro-endoscopic techniques. He has lectured extensively around the world, published numerous articles in well recognized peer-reviewed journals and authored many chapters in Laparoscopic Surgical texts. Dr. Edelman has been recognized as one of America's Top Surgeons. His center is located at 6401 SW 87th Avenue, Suite 105, Miami, Florida 33173.
Laparoscopic hernia repair; Sports Hernias; Robotic Hernia repairs of the abdominal wall; Single Site Laparoscopic Surgery
The development and patent of the COOK Surgical Esophageal Bougie System and The Innoport (single site port device)
Dr. Hisashi Koga is the Deputy Director and the Head of Education and Training Center, Iwai Orthopaedic Medical Hospital, Japan. He obtained his MD in the University of the Ryukyu Faculty of Medicine (Okinawa, Japan) and PhD in the Graduate Medical School of Kumamoto University (Kumamoto, Japan). His research interest focuses on endoscopic spinal surgery and minimally invasive spinal surgery. He has authored 8 articles on his research field in recent 3 years. He also obtained research grant from Humboldt foundation.
Endoscopic Spinal Surgery; Minimally invasive spinal surgery
1994 research grant from Okinawa prefecture
1998 ITO EN Young Investigator Awards (American Association for Cancer Research)
1999 research grant from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Germny)
2001 research grant from the CREATE (Collaboration of Regional Entities for the Advancement of Technological Excellence) program from JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency)
2006 research grant from genome network project
Dr. Athanasios Papatsoris graduated from Patras School of Medicine with an honorary scholarship and from the same University he obtained a Master of Science (MSc) in Pathobiochemistry with a thesis in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). His PhD thesis in bladder cancer was completed in the 2nd Department of Urology of Athens University. He was trained in Urology in London and in Athens, where he was certified as an Urological Surgeon. Thereafter, he completed in London a two year Endourology fellowship, officially recognized by the Endourological Society. Also, he completed a clinical fellowship in laparoscopy in Le Mans, France, supported by the European Urological Scholarship Programme (EUSP). Furthermore, for one year he served as an honorary Consultant in Urology at Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust. He obtained his fellow of the European Board of Urology (FEBU) degree in Athens and since then he is a FEBU examiner.
Dr. Pierpaolo Sileri graduated summa cum laude at the University of Rome Tor Vergata in 1998. He spent 3 years at the University of Illinois at Chicago as fellow and then instructor of surgery. He obtained the degree of Master of Surgery at the same University in 2002. He completed his residency in Gastrointestinal Surgery in 2005 at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. From 11/2003 to 03/2005 he trained in Colorectal Surgery in Oxford. In 2006 he obtained the PhD degree in “Technology, informatics and robotics in Surgery”. Being Academic Consultant Surgeon at the University of Rome Tor Vergata since 2008, Director of the Colorectal Master Program at the same University, Dr. Sileri’s research focus covers inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal cancer, and functional diseases. The majority of the current research is focused on minimally invasive gastrointestinal and colorectal surgery. He’s author of more that 100 peer reviewed paper on highly impacted journals, books chapters as well as editor of books and society practice guidelines. He serves in several committees of international and national surgical societies as well as in editorial boards of international journals.
Gastrointestinal Surgery; Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery; Colorectal surgery including oncologic, functional and Inflammatory bowel disease; Pelvic floor surgery
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Endoscopic Surgeries, Consultant of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Endoscopic surgery at Ahmadi Hospital, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), Kuwait. International Researcher with Researcher ID (Thomson Reuters) : F-7566-2013 ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7241-283
Has Sixty-one (65) published researches in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology; 29 International Journals and 36 Local Journals.
Member of EAGL (Egyptian Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists), ESUG (Egyptian Society of Urogynecology & Pelvic floor) and AASCIT (American Association for Science and Technology). Editorial board member and reviewer in international Obstetrics and Gynecology Journals.
Obstetrics and Gynecology; IVF; Reproductive Medicine; Gynecological surgery; malignancies; and minimal invasive Laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgeries
Dr. Fernando Alvarez was born in Córdoba, Argentina in 1983. He graduated with honors from the Catholic University of Córdoba School of Medicine in 2006, receiving the “School of Medicine Award”. After graduation, he moved to Buenos Aires and spent 1 year performing Basic Research and Experimental Surgery at the Institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery – Favaloro Foundation. He received general surgery training at the Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires from 2008 to 2012, with an additional year serving as the Surgical Recidency Chief. Between 2013-2015 he completed a Fellowship in Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation at the Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires under the mentorship of Prof. Eduardo de Santibañes. Thereafter he received additional training during 1 year at the Hepato-biliary Institute of the Paul Brousse Hospital in Paris and visited many renowned HPB units in the United States and Europe. He currently serves as Associate Surgeon of the HPB Surgery & Liver transplant Unit at the Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires. He is an active Clinical Researcher, with over 40 scientific articles published in peer-review journals and 10 book chapters. He is an active reviewer for many international journals and has recently co-edited the Book “Extreme Hepatic Surgery and Other Strategies” published by Springer International. Among other distinctions, Dr. Alvarez is the recipient of the 2016 Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association IRC travelling Fellowship Award, he received the Eduardo Beláustegui Award from the Argentine Surgical Association in 2008, the Annual Award from the Argentine Academy of Surgery in 2014 and the Annual Award from the Argentine Surgical Association in 2015. He is Member of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA), the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA), the Society of General Surgeons of Peru and the Argentine Surgical Association.
Hepato-pancrato-biliary surgery; liver transplantation; minimally invasive surgery
Qualifications: BMedSc (UKM), MD (UKM), FRCS (Edinburgh UK), Fellow in Paediatric Laparoscopy (Adelaide Australia)
Present position: Senior Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Head of Paediatric Surgery Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Advanced Paediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery. Other interests include Paediatric Thoracic Surgery, Neonatal Surgery, Surgical Oncology and Endoscopy.
Qualified from University of Glasgow in 1995 with MBChB Degree. Started training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology with particular interest in Urogynaecology since 1998 in a few general hospitals and Academic hospitals in Malaysia. Attained postgraduate qualification (MObGyn) with gold medal achievement in 2002 by the National University of Malaysia. Has assisted in the set ups of a Urogynaecology unit in one of the Ministry of Health hospital and Academic Hospital. Has successfully supervised in the training of residents in the related field and published papers in indexed and peer reviewed journals. Has also co- authored books for O&G practice for undergraduate and postgraduate. Is currently an Associate Professor in O&G in the International Medical University, Malaysia with vast interest in Patient Safety and Experiential Learning.
Surgical procedures with or without mesh for pelvic floor disorders and urinary incontinence .i.e. sling surgery, colposuspension etc.
Juan S Barajas-Gamboa is a Colombian-Born physician scientist. He received this Medical Doctor degree with honors from the Universidad Autonoma de Bucaramanga. He completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in clinical and translational research at the UCSD Moores Cancer Center followed by a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic and Bariatric surgery at the UCSD Center for the Future of Surgery. He has already authored a clinical textbook of surgical pathology, authored several book chapters of robotic and bariatric surgery, and has had several peer-reviewed publications in high impact factor medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), Cancer Research and Surgical Endoscopi. Moreover as a testament of his devotion to research, he serves as a reviewer, editorial board member, associate editor and senior editor for several international medical journals. He is active in the American College of Surgeons (ACS), Society American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Society of Hematology (ASH).
Minimally Invasive Surgery; Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery; Robotic surgery and Surgical Oncology
Born 23 April 1968 in Aviano (PN), Italy
1995: Degree in in Medicine and Surgery (M.D.)
2001: Specialization in General Surgery
2001-2007: Physician, Emergency Department, Hospital of Monselice (PD), Italy
2004: Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Gastrointestinal Surgery
2006: University Master in Economy and Medical Management
2010 Diplôme de ChirurgieLaparoscopique
2007-present: Surgeon, Department of General Surgery, S. Maria degli Angeli Hospital, via Montereale 24, 33170 Pordenone, Italy
2007-present: Member of the Committee for the control of infections (CoInf) of the S. Maria degliAngeli Hospital, Pordenone, Italy
2006-2013: Attending Professor in Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of Padua, School of General Surgery, Padova, Italy
Surgical oncology; Breast cancer; Gastroenterological cancer; Lung cancer; Melanoma
Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alexandria in Egypt. He received exceptional training program in minimally invasive surgery initially in Egypt then Italy then specializing in liver surgery, where he received part of his training in France.
He has been mentored by several high calibre academic clinical surgeons, exposed to numerous pathologies. In more than 11 years of experience.
Mr. Bekheit was awarded several academic degrees and authored many scientific publications. He is a permnant instructor of minimally invasive surgery at the ALEXEA institute for minimally invasive surgery in Alexandria of Egypt. He is also involved in teaching at the University of Aberdeen in UK.
Minimal Invasive Surgery; Bariatirc and Metabolic Surgery; Liver Surgery (regeneration, hemodynamic patholphysiology, minimally invasive procedures)
2014-present: Contract professor of General Surgery, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy, School of Medicine Rome, Italy.
2014-2020 National Scientific Qualification for Associate Professor in Surgery, Italy
2012-present: Attending Surgeon at the Department of Surgery, General Surgery Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy.
2011 - Training Fellowship in robotic Gastric Cancer Surgery, MIS and Robotic Center, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, South Korea.
2009 – 2012 Attending Surgeon at the department of Emergency and General surgery “Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Policlinico Maggiore” Hospital, Milan, Italy.
2002 – 2008 Residency in General Surgery (Italian Board of General Surgery Qualification) , Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, School of Medicine, Rome, Italy.
2006 Attending surgeon in Surgical Oncology “John Paul II” Center for High Technology Research and Education in Biomedical Sciences - Department of Surgical Sciences, Surgical Oncology division, Campobasso, Italy.
2003 Medical license to practice medicine and surgery in Europe.
1996 – 2002 Graduation in Medicine and Surgery, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, School of Medicine, Rome, Italy.
Surgical Oncology; Gastric Cancer; Colorectal surgery; Minimally invasive and Robotic Surgery
Education and Training
- October 1st, 2008:
Degree in Medicine at Parma University; Parma, Italy
- July 1st, 2009- March 5th 2010 and June 1st, 2010- September 27th, 2013:
Residency in Urology, Urology Unit, University Hospital of Parma, Parma, Italy (Chief: Dr Pietro Cortellini)
- March 9th, 2010- May 31th, 2010:
Internship at the Division of Paediatric Surgery, San Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy (tutor: Dr Paolo Campobasso)
- October 1st, 2013- June 27th, 2014:
Fellowship in Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, Urology Unit, Clinique Saint-Augustin, Bordeaux, France (tutor: Dr Richard Gaston),
- June 30th, 2014:
Specialist in Urology, Modena University, Modena, Italy (Chief: Prof. Giampaolo Bianchi)
Professional Experience as a Consultant
August 18th, 2014- September 30th, 2014:
Urologist for advanced endourology and laparoscopic surgery at the Urology Unit, University Hospital of Parma, Parma, Italy (Chief: Dr Pietro Cortellini)
- since October 1st, 2014 untill present:
Urologist at the Urology Unit, Civil Hospital of Guastalla and Franchini Hospital of Montecchio Emilia, AUSL of Reggio Emilia, Italy (Chief: Dr Antonio Frattini)
- since April 1 st , 2015 untill present:
Member of the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Care Pathway for Prostate Cancer for the Civil Hospital of Guastalla, AUSL of Reggio Emilia and the I.R.C.C.S. Santa Maria Nuova Hospital of Reggio Emilia, Italy
Author or co-author of 30 abstracts at national and international meetings.
Author or co-author of 16 scientific papers published on indexed journals.
Member of the Endourology Society, the European Urology Association and the Italian Endourology Association.
Reviewer for: Urology; International Urology and Nephrology and Clinical Genitourinary Cancer; provided reviews for the International Journal of Urology between September 2012 and August 2013.
Urologic oncology; Endourology; Urolithiasis; Andrology; Non-Neurogenic Male Lower urinary Tract Symptoms; Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery
Dr. Valeria Calcaterra graduated summa cum laude at the University of Pavia (Italy). She completed her residency cum laude in Pediatrics at the Department of Pediatric Science, Pavia University, Italy. Actually, she is pediatric researcher-Assistant Professor at Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pavia, and Pediatrician at the Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, Pavia, Italy.
Cilinical and experimental research in Pediatrics and Adolescentology, translational research
Prof. Emanuele Cigna was born in Rome the 31st March 1976, graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 2000 with final vote of 110/110 cum laude and obtained the Italian Board Certification in Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in 2005 with final vote of 70/70 cum laude. In 2004 he obtained a Fellowship in Hand and Replacement Surgery (Czech Republic), and in 2005 he did a Fellowship in Reconstructive Microsurgery (TAIWAN). In 2009 he became a Philosophy Doctor in Anatomy, Dermatology and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" with a PhD in microsurgical flaps. From 2007 to 2017 he becomes Consultant at the Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Since 2011 he is Professor of Plastic Surgery at Chieti-Pescara University "G. D'Annunzio", Faculty of Physiatry. In March 2014 he passed the qualification for the role of Associate Professor in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Italian Ministry of University. In January 2015 he passed the qualification for the role of Full Professor in Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Italian Ministry of University. In 2017 he becomes Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pisa. Prof. Cigna is the author of more than 100 publications, mainly international, attending congresses, courses and workshops, and he is revisor for many international journals. He is the winner of many awards and scholarships. He has been tutor and lecturer at many congresses and courses, a member of the scientific secretariat of national and international congresses, he is an ordinary member of the most prestigious national and international scientific societies of plastic, aesthetic, hand and microsurgery.
Microsurgery free flaps (all free flaps) and Replantations; Composite tissue allotransplantations; Head and neck reconstruction; Upper and lower limb reconstruction; Melanoma and sentinel lymph node dissection; Skin cancer and dermatologic surgery; Aesthetic Surgery; Abdominal wall reconstruction; Breast reconstruction and Breast surgery; Regenerative surgery
Dr. Stephen Cohen is leading the way for improved surgical care in Southern West Virginia. Dr. Cohen is starting a new surgical program while utilizing his general surgery, endoscopy, and leadership skills as Director of Acute Care Surgery at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.
Dr. Stephen Cohen was the first Board certified colon and rectal surgeon for the southern crescent area in Atlanta, Georgia. Many of his patients traveled long distances to receive his high quality care, due to his unique ability to put patients and family at ease during difficult and often stressful times. Dr. Cohen is an innovator, pioneer, and pacesetter of emerging, developing, and innovative colorectal techniques. Painless hemorrhoid treatments, state-of-the-art incontinence procedures, and new paradigms in postoperative care are several of the interests that Dr. Cohen's patients receive in his quest to identify the newest and most advanced treatments available. He is active in teaching, educating, and collaborating with physicians both domestically and internationally, in which his passion is advocating for advances in colorectal diagnosis and treatment, promoting quality access, and maintaining affordability in the current healthcare debate. In addition, Dr. Cohen recently earned his MBA degree and is a two-time Ironman triathlon finisher. Because of his current life-style change, Dr. Cohen is passionate about educating and teaching, in addition to, promoting nutrition as a mainstay for a healthy way of living.
Dr. Cohen has partnered with medical industry for the past 25 years to educate, teach, and promote innovative technology that adds value for patients, physicians, and the institution. Furthermore, as a leader in the field of colon and rectal surgery, Dr. Cohen prides himself on keeping abreast about evidence-based medicine, and is a consultant for many medical-legal cases that require his particular skills for a fair and just review.
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Voted Top Doctor, Atlanta Magazine in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.
Dr. Dahan is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, Obstetrics and Gynecology Division. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology as well as in Infertility, and serves as assistant professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill University. Dr. Dahan graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in medicine and then completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Long Island College Hospital campus of the State University of New York at Down State. He also completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California in San Diego with Samuel Yen and Jeffrey Chang. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Dahan was on faculty at Washington University in St. Louis Missouri and Stanford University in California, before joining McGill University Dr. Dahan has authored over 90 peer-reviewed publications and has been awarded over $1.3 million in research grants. He was Chair of the Associate committee of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility from 2003 to 2005. He is currently or has been in the past on the editorial board of 35 peer reviewed journals. Dr. Dahan was thrice chosen as one of the best Obstetricians/Gynecologists in America by the Consumers’ Research Council and was the 2008 recipient of the R. Howard Webster award given by the Research Institute of McGill University.
Endometriosis; IVF; IVM
--One of the authors of the Canadian Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Pregnancy Planning Guidelines.
-- First to describe vasospasm causing pituitary hypofunction and resultant permanent damage. Named Dahan’s syndrome.
-- First to describe sever early OHSS (ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome) after GnRH-agonist trigger and 1500 IU of hCG.
---World record egg collection: 125 eggs collected from a single patient undergoing in-vitro maturation of human oocytes without any gonadotropin stimulation and hence no risk of ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome.
---Live birth in the patient with the highest serum FSH ever to conceive a pregnancy using her own eggs (80 IU/L), never in premature ovarian failure. The FSH was twice as high as the previous record.
--First successful pregnancy and live birth obtained with serial vitrification of embryos collected through in-vitro maturation of oocytes and array-cgh and pgd in a 33-year-old patient with a strong family history of premature ovarian failure, serum FSH of 33 IU/L and fragile x permutation. The patient would not stimulate follicles with gonadotropins stimulation of 600 IU daily.
--First successful singleton pregnancy after IVF and full term delivery in a patient with cloacal malformation requiring creation of a neo-vagina, and connection to the uterine cervix with bicornuate uterus (one residual pole, other pole hypoplastic). The patient lacked functional fallopian tubes.
--First use of a GnRH agonist for oocyte triggering in a case of in-vitro maturation of human oocytes, with resultant live birth of those IVM derived embryos collected from GV oocytes.
A mature high-energy, enthusiastic and committed urologist born in Malaga and trained in Seville, who manages demanding and challenging agendas and who delivers results by implementing a practice of excellence and an innovative strategy. A full trained surgeon involved within international and national research study groups delivering a global view in the Minimally Invasive Surgery area. Actually he performs his activity as urologist in Cádiz.
New Laparoscopic Approaches; Kidney Transplants; Percutaneous Nephro-lithotomy (PCNL); Clinical Procedures Improvement; Post-operative Care Developments; Kidney cancer. Surgery: Minimally Invasive Surgery (Retro/Laparoscopy-Endoscopy/Percutaneous) and Robotic Surgery.
- The first global experience of a radical prostatectomy single-port using a robotic arm.
- Locally, the first combined lithotripsy and endoscopic surgery for the treatment of renal lithiasis and the first series of lithotripsy guided exclusively by ultrasound and among the two first single-port pielolithotomy cases in horseshoe kidneys.
- Developer of pioneering projects as such as minilaparoscopic surgery, performing the first right radical nephrectomy by this technique. Active collaborator and developer of laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation in kidney transplant patients.
- Promotor and developer of novel devices and patents, standing out among them several endoscopic products.
- Granted several scholarships for Minimally Invasive Surgery Education.
- Certified in da Vinci surgical skills. Irvine Medical Center. CA. USA.
- AEU annual congress Award. Granada.
- AEU annual congress Award. Vigo.
- Medical management. IESE Business School.
Born in Naples (Italy) on June 16, 1977.
2003: M.D. at the “Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II” of Naples.
2003-2008: Neurosurgical residency at the “Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II” of Naples.
2006: Winner of the European EMASEAN Project – European Multicenter Anatomical Study for an Innovative Endoscopic Endonasal Approach in Neurosurgery.
2008: Winner of European Project – Integrated Biomedical Informatics for the Management of Cerebral Aneurysms”.
2009-2013: joined the staff of the Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain as consultant neurosurgeon.
2009: Awarded of the “Sixto Obrador Prize” for young neurosurgeons in memory of the Spanish Neurosurgeon Prof. Sixto Obrador
2010: Appointed as Associate Professor of Human Anatomy at the University of Barcelona, Spain.
From 2014 on, joined the staff of the Neurosurgical Department of the “G.Rummo Hospital” of Benevento, Italy
Pituitary and brain tumors; endoscopic skull base surgery; surgical anatomy
Author of 42 publications of neurosurgical interest, 28 of them peer-reviewed in international journal and of 7 book chapters
Active Member of the Società Italiana di Neurochirurgia – SINch.
Active Member of the Sociedad Española de Neurocirugia – (SENEC)
Akmal Nabil Ahmad El-Mazny was born on October 30, 1973. He was graduated from Cairo University, Egypt. He pursued his masters in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. His sub-specialties include Infertility and assisted reproduction, Gynecologic endoscopy, Gynecologic and obstetric ultrasound. He was also a peer reviewer and associate editor for many renowned journals like EJOGRB, ARCH, JGO, MEFS etc. He contributed around 51 publications to the world of scientific community
Infertility and assisted reproduction. Gynecologic endoscopy (laparoscopy / hysteroscopy); Gynecologic and obstetric ultrasound.
Dr Cristina Falavolti is a young urologist working at Villa Betania Hospital of Rome. She received her medical degree from University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome in 2010 and completed her residency in Urology with honors at the same University in July 2016. She spent one year at Memorial Sloan Kettering – Cancer Center of New York City working with the bladder cancer group and training on robotic simulator. She published many original articles and participated as relator in many national and international meetings. She recently obtained the EBU certification.
Her fields of interests are:
1. Uro-oncological diseases (prostate, kidney and bladder cancers)
2. Fusion biopsy for prostate cancer diagnosis
3. Minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic and robotic)
Treatment of benign diseases (BPH, stones)
The use of Platelet Rich Fibrin Glue on Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Painful Syndrome/ Hemorragic Cystitis; Bladder Tissue Regeneration and Tissue Engineering; Training on swine model with TeleLap AlfX, robotic assisted laparoscopic surgical system
Dr Vural Fidan has recieved his MD and PhD in Hacettepe University. He is deputy director of ENT department. He is an Otorhinolaryngologist at Yunus Emre Goverment Hospital. He worked as a visiting scientist at Yale University ENT and Allegry departments. He has more than 20 SCI indexed articles. Research interests are pulmonary hypertension, allergy, otology, rhinology and sleep medicine.
Otology and Audiology Rhinology; Allergic Rhinitis and Immunology; Facial Plastic Surgery; Sleep Disorders; Swallowing Disorders
Dr. Pasquale Giordano is a consultant surgeon at Whipps Cross University Hospital Barts Health NHS Trust where he was appointed in 2004. In October 2012 Mr Giordano was also appointed as the Clinical Lead for the Colorectal Department of Barts Health. Since his appointment as Consultant Colorectal Surgeon Mr Giordano has rapidly built a personal reputation for very high standard of care and training attracting the most senior colorectal trainees from the region as well as many visiting fellows from overseas. Many of the patients treated are referred from all across the UK and abroad. He qualified in Medicine from the University of Naples, Italy in 1990. After finishing his specialist surgical training in Italy in 1995 he moved to the UK to pursue further higher surgical training. His colorectal training includes a Fellowship at the Department of Colorectal Surgery of the Cleveland Clinic Florida and a Senior Colorectal Fellowship at the Centre for Academic Surgery the Royal London Hospital. In 2002 he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Academic Surgery the Royal London Hospital. Since 2004 he has been working as a Consultant Surgeon at Whipps Cross University Hospital. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Barts and the London Medical School, Queen Mary University of London. His specialist interests are advanced laparoscopic surgery, functional bowel problems, benign proctological disorders and complex abdominal wall reconstructions. During these lat few years he has concentrated on the development and application of new treatment modalities for common coloproctological conditions such as haemorrhoids, anal fissure and faecal incontinence. He has been the first surgeon to introduce the THD technique in the UK in 2003 and is currently the surgeon with the largest experience in the UK. He also has a special interest in difficult abdominal wall defect reconstruction using biological material and he has been amongst the very first surgeons in the world to develop these complex reconstructive techniques to treat the most difficult hernias. Mr Giordano has built an international reputation and has produced a numerous scientific papers and publications on these subjects and given numerous invited lectures and live surgical demonstrations. Mr Giordano is a clinical supervisor at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is actively involved in appointing, educating and training future surgeons. He is the director of the only THD training course currently available in the UK and accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons. Many surgeons from the UK and overseas already have been trained.
Dr. Ahmed Ali Hassan was graduated from Ain Shams medical school and got Bachelor degree in medicine and surgery, Dec., 1991. Then, he achieved Master degree in general surgery in May, 1996. Then, he got Doctorate degree in plastic surgery, Ain Shams University, November 2002. In 2000, he spent 6 months in the laboratories of cell culture in University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and meanwhile worked as observer to different plastic surgery procedures in the hospitals of University of Michigan, USA. He acted as a House officer in Ain Shams University hospitals from March,1992 to February, 1993. Then, he worked a Resident in Military hospitals from April, 1993 to June, 1994. Then, he worked a Resident of general surgery in Ain Shams University hospitals from July, 1994 to 1995. Then, he worked a Resident of Plastic surgery in Ain Shams University hospitals and Ain Shams specialized hospital from August, 1995 to July 1997. Then, he has been graduated to an Assistant lecturer of plastic, reconstructive and burn surgery, faculty of medicine, Ain Shams University, from August, 1997 to February, 2002. Then, he graduated to Lecturer of plastic, reconstructive and burn surgery, Faculty of medicine, Ain Shams University, and Ain Shams University hospitals from February 2002 to January 2008. He worked a Director of Ain Shams University Burn Unit from September, 2003 to September, 2005. Then, he worked a Director of plastic surgery unite, Ain Shams Specialized Hospital from January, 2006 to December 2006. Then, he worked a Consultant of Plastic surgery, Al-salam International Hospital, State of Kuwait, from May 2007, till October 2009. Then, he worked a Consultant of plastic surgery. AlHilal Polyclinic, Salmia, Kuwait, from November 2009 to July 2010. He graduated and worked as Assistant professor in plastic surgery, Ain Shams University, from February 2008 to January 2013. And finally graduated to aAssistant professor in plastic surgery, Ain Shams University, from February 2008 to January 2013. Dr. Ahmed Ali Hassan attended, spoken, and organized several conferences and meeting in plastic surgery (inside and outside Egypt). Of important, he Attended the advanced instruction course in "Rhinoplasty". The faculty members were Haskell Newman, BahmanGuyuron, and Robert Oneal. It has been held in Ain Shams University, 29-31 October, 1997. He attended the instruction course in "Hand Surgery" held in Ain Shams University, 1-3 December, 1998. He attended the instruction course in "MidFacial Trauma" held in Ain Shams University, 1-3 December, 1998. He attended the Ain Shams instruction course about "Facial Rejuvenation Surgery" that invited Dr. Sam Hamra, and Dr. William Little, held in Luxor, Egypt, February, 2005. He attended in the "Wound Healing Symposium" held in Sharm El-Shiekh, Egypt, 6 & 7 April, 2006. He was a Speaker in the summer meeting of the Egyptian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, held in Alexandria, September 2001. He organized and spoke in the Joint meeting of The Middle East Burn and Fire Disaster Society &The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department of Ain Shams University. It is held in Cairo, September, 2004. He organized of the annual Ain Shams Conference In "Endoscopic Facial Rejuvenation"Held in Ain Shams Specialized hospital, November, 5-7, 2006, Cairo, Egypt. He Spoke in Pan Arab Plastic Surgery meeting held in Kuwait from 20 to 24 April, 2008. He spoke in National Burn Week meeting held in Bubai from 27th. To 2nd.Of November, 2008. He was a speaker in the 4th. Middle East International Plastic surgery & Laser Congress (MEPLAST 2009)Held in Dubai, UAE, from 23 to 26 March, 2009. A Speaker in the plastic surgery symposium of Saudi German Hospital, held at Jeddah, KSA, from 20 to 22 October, 2009. A Speaker in the 35th.Summer meeting of Egyptian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, held in Porto Marina, Alexandria, 6- 8 October, 2010. Speaker in the 41st. annual conference of the Egyptian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ESPRS) in conjunction of the international society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, October, 2011. He was a Speaker in the 42nd. annual meeting of the Egyptian society of plastic and reconstructive surgeons, held in Sonesta, Cairo, 1-2 March, 2012. He was a Speaker in the 21 st. Congress of International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), held in Gneva, Switzerland, 4-8 September 2012. He organized and Spoke in the 15th. Ain Shams Department of plastic Surgery Advanced Instruction Course in Rhinoplasty held in Renaissance hotel 18th. Dec. 2014. Dr. Ahmed Ali Hassan is Member of the Egyptian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, ESPRS , Member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic SurgeryISAPS , Member of the Egyptian society of plastic and Burn surgeons, Member of Kuwait medical association KMA, Member of Saudi plastic surgery society He was the organizer of the weekly scientific meeting of Ain Shams Plastic Surgery Department from October, 2010 till now. He is Member of the Eidtorial Board of the Journal of Plastic and Aesthetic Research (PAR) since March 2015. He is Member of the Ain Shams library committee from January 2012 till now. He is a Reviewer in the Research Ethics Committee in Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, from February, 2011 till now. He is a reviewer of the Journal of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
1.House officer in Ain Shams University hospitals from March,1992 to February, 1993
2.Resident in Military hospitals from April, 1993 to June, 1994
3.Resident of general surgery in Ain Shams University hospitals from July, 1994 to 1995
4.Resident of Plastic surgery in Ain Shams University hospitals and Ain Shams specialized hospital from August, 1995 to July 1997
5.Assistant lecturer of plastic, reconstructive and burn surgery, faculty of medicine, Ain Shams University, from August, 1997 to February, 2002
6.Lecturer of plastic, reconstructive and burn surgery, Faculty of medicine, Ain Shams University, and Ain Shams University hospitals from February 2002 to January 2008.
7.Plastic Surgery specialist in Zayed specialized hospitals from February, 2004 to May 2007.
8.Director of Ain Shams University Burn Unit from September, 2003 to September, 2005
9.Visitor plastic surgery consultant in El-Hekma hospital, Yemen (from July, 15 to August, 15, 2005), (from December, 1st. to December, 28th. 2005).
10.Visitor plastic surgery consultant in AL Salam International Hospital, Kuwait (during the period from July, 21 to August, 11th. 2006).
11.Director of plastic surgery unite, Ain Shams Specialized Hospital from January, 2006 to December 2006.
12.Consultant of Plastic surgery, Al-salam International Hospital, State of Kuwait, from May 2007, till October 2009.
13.Consultant of plastic surgery. AlHilal Polyclinic, Salmia, Kuwait, from November 2009 to July 2010.
14.Assistant professor in plastic surgery, Ain Shams University, from February 2008 to January 2013.
Professor in plastic surgery, Ain Shams University, from February 2013 till now.
Ahmed Abdelghaffar Helal, MBBCH, MSc , MD, Pediatric and General Surgery, is the Associate professor of Pediatric surgery within the department of Pediatric surgery, Faculty of Medicine,Al-Azhar University. Cairo, Egypt.
Dr.Helal received his medical degree in the university of Al-Azhar. After graduating, dr. Helal started his career as Pediatric surgeon in Al-Azhar university hospitals. And with his interest in minimal invasive laparoscopic Pediatric surgery, he became a staff member in division of Pediatric surgery since 2007.
Dr. Helal is one of the leading Pediatric laparoscopic surgeon in Egypt. He has performed more than 200 different minimal invasive Pediatric laparoscopic procedures in Egypt. He published many papers in various journals including; journal of Pediatric surgery, Annals of Pediatric surgery And journal of American science.
He is keen in New procedure development and he published a Novel technique for Laparoscopic repair of inguinal Hernia in female children which was published in the journal of Pediatric surgery in 2015. Also, he published A novel modification in blastbell Circumcision which was published in the African journal of Pediatric surgery in 2014. Dr. Helal is interested in different minimally invasive Pediatric surgery procedures including laparoscopic single port and single incision inguinal Hernia repair, Laparoscopic management of intestinal Malrotation in children, transanal pull through for Hirchsprung's disease in children, also he is an active researcher in the field of minimally invasive pediatric laparoscopic surgery. He is a membership of the British association of Pediatric surgeons (BAPS), the Egyptian pediatric surgical association (EPSA), and the Egyption Society of Laparoscopic Surgery (ESLS). Dr. Helal obtained his postgraduate doctoral degree (MD of Pediatric surgery) on the research of The Urological complication after pull through procedures for treatment of Hirschsprung's disease in children. He is the world leading experts in minimal invasive laparoscopic Pediatric procedures. He performed the first noveal laparoscopic Repair of female inguinal hernia using single laparoscopic instrument in the world.
Fernando A. M. Herbella, MD, PhD is affiliate professor at the Department of Surgery, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil, where he obtained his MD, residency training in general and GI surgery, MSc and Doctor degrees. He did a fellowship in esophageal physiology and surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, US and other at the University of Rochester, US.
Esophageal surgery and physiology
PhD (2015) of Clinical Maxillofacial Surgery -Cairo University Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo, Egypt, in joint supervision with FIU, Miami, FL, USA.
MDS (M.Sc.) (2009)
-Cairo University Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo, Egypt
--Chosen for the best M.Sc. over Cairo University 2009.
BDS Honors. (2003)
-Cairo University Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo, Egypt
--Ranked 4th out of a class of 480
Nov. 2015- Current Lecturer
-Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine, Cairo University
June 2012- June 2015 Visiting Research Scholar, Faculty of Medicine, FIU. Miami, FL
March 2013 - present Faculty member in TMJ surgical Mini- residency courses, Miami FL. Repeated on monthly basis.
March 2006- present Associate and shareholder at the Esthetica Maxillofacial and Dental hospital
-Provide treatment to all dental, maxillofacial, plastic surgery patients under local or general anesthesia.
-All aspects of general dentistry: simple to complex restorative, CAD/CAM technology, exodontias, root canal treatment and removable/fixed prosthodontics.
-All branches of maxillofacial and plastic surgery.
-ADA CERP recognized provider for continuing education.
Member of Resala (a charity society in Egypt) for specialneeds children youth support and development programs Participating in the charity medical sector of the Resala hospital.
ICOI member (2005-2006)
ACOMS membership (2015-Current)
ASTMJs membership (2015-Current)
IAOMS FELLOW membership (2016-Current)
Dr. Ankush Jairath, MS, DNB Genitourinary surgery attained his medical degree from Guru Govind Singh Medical college Faridkot and MS in general surgery from Dayanand Medical college and hospital Ludhiana. After a urology residency at world renowned urology centre “Muljibhai Patel Urology Hospital NADIAD”, he became consultant urologist at Aastha Kidney Hospital Ludhiana and currently serve as head of department of Urology at ESIC Model hospital Ludhiana. He has conducted various genitourinary conferences as well as serve as editorial board member of several peer reviewed international journals.
Endourology, robotics and Laparoscopy urology, urooncology, urogynae, vascular and Stone surgery, renal transplant
More than 25 peer reviewed indexed articles in various national and international journals.
Serve as reviewer of various national and international journals.
Two book chapters.
Five videos in videourology.
Second best paper award in WCE 2016 for paper entitled “Prospective randomized study evaluating the effect of intraperitoneal bupivacaine after laparoscopic donor nephrectomy”.
Bagged 1 position in IPCA URO QUIZ organized by IPCA medical team at MPUH, NADIAD on 15th June’15.
Second best video award in USICON 2015 (co author) for video titled “Laparoscopic Extended Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection During Radical Cystectomy: Technique and Outcomes” held at Mega sports complex, Khelgaon, Ranchi from 5th-8th Feb’15.
Elected member of American Urological Association “international resident member 2014”.
Second best video award (2nd Author) for video titled “The Use of Monopolar as Single Energy Source During Laparoscopic Nephrectomy: Feasible and Inexpensive” in SIU (Society international de urologia) conference held at Glasgow in Oct’2014.
Awarded Eagle travelling fellowship (west zone) for the year 2013 for standing second in URO QUIZ organized by WZUSICON 2013.
Gold medal in Final year MBBS exam (securing 1st position in subjects – Medicine, surgery, gynecology and obstetrics).
Quality evaluation of DBD liver graft; Liver transplantation for HCC; The impact of anatomical distribution for multiple HCCs on survival after hepatic resection; The roles and mechanism of hepatic arterial buffer response in promoting regeneration of cirrhotic liver
Richard Naspro, MD, is currently a consultant urological surgeon of the Department of Urology at Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital in Bergamo (Italy). After completing his residency training in Urology at San Raffaele Hospital in 2006 focusing on research on bladder cancer treatment , minimally invasive treatment for BPH and laparoscopic surgery, Dr. Naspro completed his surgical fellowship in Laparoscopic and robotic Surgery at Saint Augustin Hospital in Bordeaux (France) in 2006, training with Dr R.Gaston and Dr T. Piechaud. He has published many papers on surgical management of BPH (Green light and HoLEP and endoscopi prostate enucleation), on bladder cancer (PDD, Synergo and Spies), laparoscopy and uro-oncology. He is reviewer for many international indexed journal and between 2006-2013 was member of the Editorial Board at Large of European Urology (EU). His current areas of research are focused on improving the quality of research in surgery, on the Management of high risk cardiovascular patients candidates for urological surgery. He is member of the IDEAL international collaboration network (for the improvement of the quality of research in surgery and also a panel member of the European Guidelines working group on thrombo-prophylaxis of the EAU (chairmain K. Tikkinen)
Endourology(Lower and Upper urinary tract); Laparoscopic surgery: Radical and partial nephrectomy, pelvic genitourinary reconstructive surgery, adrenalectomy and pyeloplasty; Robotic surgery (radical prostatectomy-RALP, partial nephrectomy); Treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia; Management of high risk cardiovascular patients candidates for urological surgery; Development of quality in surgical research
Dr. Yasser Noureldin received his medical degree from Benha University in 2004. After a urology residency at Benha University, he became Attending Physician/Acting Lecturer of Urology. In 2016, Dr. Noureldin completed Postdoctoral Endourology Fellowship at McGill University and he is currently American College of Surgeon Simulation Fellow at the University of Washington. Dr Noureldin is serving as a reviewer and an editorial board member for several peer-reviewed journals and his research focuses mainly on Endourology, Stone Disease, and Surgical Simulation. Dr Noureldin received several scholarships and grants from international organizations such as the American Urological Association, the European Urological Association, the Canadian Urological Association, and the Société Internationale d'Urologie.
Endourology and Laparoscopy; Stone Disease; Simulation and Surgical Education; Pediatric Urology
-> 20 peer-reviewed articles
-Two book chapters
-One video in Videourology
-Editorial comment in the SIU Academy
-Certified TeamSTEPPS® Master Training Course Instructor
-European Urological Association Scholarship 2016
-American Urological Association Travel Award 2016
-The Best Poster Award, Canadian Urological Association meeting, Ottawa, ON, Canada 2015
-Joseph Segura MD Scholarship in Endourology and Stone Management 2015
-American Urological Association Travel Award 2015
-The Canadian Urological Association Scholarship Foundation - Société Internationale d'Urologie (CUASF-SIU) International Scholarship 2015
-The Best Clinical Research Presentation Award, Saint Laurent Urological Group (SLUG) Meeting, Sherbrooke, Canada. 2015
-American Urological Association Travel Award 2014
-Société Internationale d'Urologie (SIU) Travel Scholarship from the SIU meeting, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. 2014
The Best Moderated Poster Presentation, SIU meeting, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. 2014
Dr. Takeshi Ogura received his bachelor degree from Osaka Medical College and obtained the Japan Medical License in 2004. He then received his master's degree from the same college in 2010. He joined Aichi Cancer Center Hospital, Japan in 2012 and successfully obtained Attending Docor granted by Japan Gastroenterology Association in 2011, Japan Clinical oncological Association in 2012 and Japan Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Association in 2014, separately. Dr. Ogura has published 102 articles in International peer-reviewed journals till now.
-2014 Attending Doctor of Japan Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Association.
-2012 Attending Doctor of Japan Clinical oncological Association.
-2011 Attending Doctor of Japan Gastroenterology Association.
2011 Exit examination of the National Board of Examination, Ministry of Health, Hungary – Specialist Certificate in Clinical Pharmacology , passed with excelent grade
2009 Exit examination of the National Board of Examination, Ministry of Health, Hungary – Specialist Certificate in Neuroradiology , passed with excelent grade
2007 Exit examination of the National Board of Examination, Ministry of Health, Hungary – Specialist Certificate in Radiology , passed with excelent grade
2002 Exit examination of the National Board of Examination, Ministry of Health, Hungary –Specialist Certificate in Neurosurgery, passed with excelent grade
2000 Szeged University, Degree on Medical economist-manager, passed with good grade
1996 MD: Szent-Györgyi Albert University , Szeged– Medical School, Hungary, Degree on General Medicine , passed with summa cum laude grade
Consultant neurosurgeon and neuroradiologist Director of Clinical Pharmacological Center of Borsod County University Teaching Hospital
Previous positions Medical director of Bay Zoltán Nanotechnology Institute Scientific director of Holding of 5 Hungarian hospitals
Brain aneurysm treatment; carotid stenting; pain; vasospasm treatment; brain tumors; disc herniation treatments; physiotherapy; minimal invasive procedures; stroke treatment
Studies Investigator 9 multicentre studies:
•STICH II (Surgical Trial in Lobar Intracerebral Haemorrhage)- co-investigator
•II. phase neuropeutic pain study- Principal Investigator
•III. phase neuropeutic pain study- Principal Investigator
•III. Phase antiemetic study- co-investigator
•III. phase Glioblastoma multiforme chemotherapy study-Principal Investigator
•III. phase cancer pain study- Principal Investigator
•III. phase vasospasm after SAH- co-investigator
•III. phase Glioblastoma multiforme chemotherapy study-Principal Investigator
•III. phase cancer pain study- Principal Investigator
Teaching Teacher in Miskolc University and Kosice Medical University
Position Consultant neurosurgeon and neuroradiologist; Director of Clinical Pharmacological Center of Borsod County University Teaching Hospital
Previous positions Medical director of Bay Zoltán Nanotechnology Institute; Scientific director of Holding of 5 Hungarian hospitals
/won and implemented/ 32 Hungarian grants;
4 European grants
Patents 2 scientific patents’ owner
BOOKS LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY, writer of 5 chapters;
INTERDISCIPLINAR TREATMENT OF DISEASES OF HEAD-NECK REGION, editor, writer of 12 chapters
Prof.Dr Yaşar Özgök is the Chief of Urology Department at Gülhane Military Medical Faculty in Ankara-Turkey. After he graduated from medical school he completed his post graduate and residency in urology, then he worked at various military institutions as a urologist. He took variety of courses under the leadership of world famous urologists in different institutions world wide. He has started Laparoscopy in Urology in Turkey and conducted courses and seminars with the collaboration of Turkish Urology Association and Prof. Dr. Inderbir Gill in 2003. He has highly qualified and experienced urology members in his team with whom he conducted total of 39 İnternational Advanced and Applied Laparoscopy Course and Seminars, more than 15 e-blus courses so far in various countries. Along with his many publications he has authored the book “Laparoscopy in Urology”. He has taken part in many international congresses and he is assigned as the president of Urologic Laparoscopy Course which will be conducted by his team in the World Endourology Congress, 2012. His particular area of interests in urology are Laparoscopic and robotic surgery, urologic oncology and infertility. He is an active member of many domestic and international urology associations, he is
- President of Turkısh Proficiency Board of Urology
- President of İnternational Laparoscopy & Robotic Surgery Association
- General Secretary of Joint Turkish Board of Urology
- Honorary editor of e-Journal Robotic Laparoscopy&Endourology
- TV Program Presenter, Presents “Health with Doctor Ozgok” TRT-A
Laparoscopic and robotic surgery; urologic oncology; infertility
Dr Pagkalos is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. He graduated from Medical School, University of Crete, Greece in 1999. He received his MSc degree from OUG, Patras, Greece and his PhD from Medical School, University of Crete, Greece. He received his Plastic Surgery training at Soroka University Medical Center, affiliated to the Medical School of Ben-Gurion University, Israel. He held a position as a Cosmetic Plastic Surgery fellow in Akademikliniken, Stockholm.
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
Recognized as a Leading Physician of the World and Top Plastic Surgeon by the International Association of Plastic Surgeons, New York, USA
1993-1999.Medical University of Sofia Bulgaria.
2000-2002. General Rural Practise in Rhodes Greece.
2002-2003.: Department of General Surgery.ELPIS Hospital.
2003-2004:Military Doctor-Hellenic Army
2004-2007.Registrar in Department of Gynecology Oncology :Metaxa Memorial Hospital
2008-2009 .Clinical research fellow in Department of Fetal Medicine in Royal Free Hospital London U.K Diploma in Fetal Medicine:
2009.Competence in Nuchal Translucency.Obstetric Doppler,Cervical Length. Provided by Fetal Medicine Foundation.(FMF) 2009-until September 2011. Senior Registrar Obstetrics/Gynaecology :
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology:Helena Venizelou Hospital.
October 2011-Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology:Helena Venizelou Hospital.
Endoscopy; Fetal Medicine; Gynecologic scan
Dr Laurentiu Pirtea MD PhD is a member of the department of obstetrics and gynaecology of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy from Timisoara, Romania. His fields of interest and expertise are laparoscopic surgery, vaginal surgery, pelvic floor reconstructive surgery and oncological gynaecology. He has performed over 1000 endoscopic procedures and published many articles in the field of gynaecology.
Laparoscopic surgery, vaginal surgery, pelvic floor reconstructive surgery and oncological gynaecology
Dr. Stefano Pontone was born in Rome, Italy in 1974. He graduated from Sapienza University of Rome in 2000. He completed a residency in General Surgery at the Departments of Surgical Sciences in 2007. He got his Master degree on Coloproctology in 2013. He received his Doctorate in “Advanced Technologies in Surgery” in 2011. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Sapienza University since 2008. He is a Member of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE), Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) and Italian Society of Digestive Endoscopic (SIED).
Oesophageal varices; Oesophageal surgery; Oesophageal strictures; Oesophageal disease; Oesophageal cancer; Obscure GI bleeding; Constipation; Non-variceal bleeding; Combined endoscopic-laparoscopic procedures; Colonoscopy; Colorectal disease; Colorectal surgery; Colorectal cancer screening; Coeliac disease; Diverticular disease; Manometry; Bowel preparation; Interventional endoscopy; Anorectal motility; sensation and disorders; Inflammatory bowel disease; Abdominal surgery; Endoscopic mucosectomy/Submucosal dissection; Pelvic floor disorders; Endoscopic variceal sclerotherapy; Quality indicators; General surgery; Helicobacter pylori
Dr. Raimondo graduated in Medicine on October 2009 at the University of Foggia (Apulia, Italy) and specialized in Anesthesia and Intensive Care (May, 2015) at the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care of University of Foggia (Apulia, Italy). He works at Santa Maria Hospital (Bari, Italy) in Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care post cardiac surgery.
Anesthesia and Intensive Care; Cardiac Surgery; Ventilation
Born in 1966 in Alzira (Valencia) Spain. MD in Universitat of Valencia (Spain). Residency Program in General Surgery Hospital 12 de Octubre Madrid (Spain). Philosophal Doctor in 1999. University Diploma in Surgical Investigation (2004). Univ. Granada (Spain). University dipoma in HPB Cancers Univ. Paris. France (2007). Euroepan Board Surgery HPB in 2007. FACS in 2013. ESA in 2015 . FRCS in 2016.
Head of Department. Dept. of Surgery Hospital de Guadalajara from 2015
Associate Professor in Alcala University (Spain)
Visiting fellow in Th. Starzl Insitute Pittsburgh (USA), Memorial Sloan Cancer Centre NY (USA), Hospital La Fe (Valencia).
HPB Surgery; Oncological Surgery; Advanced Laparoscopy
Rodrigo Ramos-Zúñiga M.D. Ph.D. is a neurosurgeon, professor and chairman of Department of Neurosciences from University of Guadalajara, México. With master and Ph.D. in Neurosciences and director of the Translational Neurosciences Institute. Promotor in Education and science, with different participation, conferences and lectures in basic and clinical neurosciences and their connection with the applied or translational research. Editorial member of around 15 journals in this area, author of 5 books with ISBN, co-author of 10 books and 36 articles in international academic journals. The minimally invasive approaches in neurosurgery, trauma, tumors, neuroethics and history of Neurosciences is part of his expertise. Additionally the music, poetry and sports is a complement in his academic life.
Experimental and clinical Neurosurgery. Neurosciences, trauma, stroke, biomaterials, neuoethics
Young scientific award 1987. Education committee latin-american federation of neurosurgical societies. Jalisco award in sciences 2015. Best doctor ( medical society) 2013). Innovation in medicine 2016. Health secretary.
Noriyoshi Sawabata, MD, PhD, FCCP, is the Director of Respiratory Center and Chief of the Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Hoshigaoka Medical Center, Japan Community Healthcare Organization (JCHO). He is the Director of the Japan Society for Pneumothorax and Cystic Lung Disease and the Council member of the Japanese Association of Chest Surgery and the Japan Lung Cancer Society. He is also Professor of Health Care at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine. Dr. Sawabata received his medical degree in the Nara Medical University. After graduating, Dr. sawabata started his career as Surgeon in Nara Medical University Hospital and with his interest in chest surgery. He became a staff surgeon in Kinki Chuo Respiratory Center in 1995, in Toneyama National Hospital in 1997, assistant professor in Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in 2005, associate professor in Dokkyo Medical School in 2006, associate professor in Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in 2008 and present position in 2014. Dr. Sawabata is one of the leading experts in minimally invasive surgery in Japan. He has performed more than 3000 chest surgery in Japan. He published the results of limited pulmonary resection in various journal including Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
He is keen on new procedures development and he is an active researcher in the field of lung cancer, complicated chest surgery, minimally invasive surgery for lung cancer. Dr. Sawabata is the world leading expert in the area of circulating tumor cell (CTC) detection around surgery. Dr. Sawabata is the recipient of the Japan Association for Chest Surgery Research Award. He has won many other wards including, Best Oral Presentation awards, Best Poster awards in various meeting. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and other publications.
Thoracic surgery; Lung cancer; Community health care
Dr. Rasik S. Shah is a visiting paediatric surgeon at Narayan Health SRCC Children’s Hospital, Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital, Hinduja Hospital, Bhatia and sir J J Group of Hospitals. He obtained his training as a general surgeon from the department of surgery, Grant Medical College and Sir J J group of Hospitals between 1986 and 1989. He joined the paediatric surgery M. Ch. training course in 1989 by obtaining a good score in competitive entrance examination. He joined Department of Paediatric Surgery, Sir J J Group of Hospitals and Grant Medical College in August 1989 and completed his training in October 1991. He was awarded prestigious “Dr. (Ms) Banoo Khambatta Memorial Award” for securing highest average points in M. Ch. examination held by University of Mumbai in 1991. He continued as a Lecturer in the same department till August 1995.
He successfully completed USMLE and joined as a clinical fellow in the department of Paediatric Surgery at University of Tennessee in November 1995. During fellowship, he had an opportunity to obtain training from Dr. Thom Lobe, the world-renowned laparoscopic paediatric surgeon at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Centre, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. In addition, he also got an opportunity to obtain training in the field of solid tumours from world pioneer in the filed of paediatric oncosurgery from Dr. Bhaskar Rao at St Jude Cancer Hospital for Children in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
He returned to India in 1998 and since then practices in Mumbai, India. He is one of the first paediatric surgeon to introduce basic and advance laparoscopic paediatric surgery in India. He has the credit of performing the first laparoscopic surgery in children for many paediatric surgical conditions.
He has been invited for demonstrations in many live operative national and international workshops and to deliver guest lectures totalling more than 85. He and his associates have read more than 102 papers and presented 29 videos in scientific national and international conferences. He has authored 45 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has also authored 4 book chapters. He is the editor of Journal of Minimal Access Surgery since 2005. He is the editor of the first edition of book “Paediatric Endosurgery” published by the Paediatric Surgery Department of the B. Y. L. Nair hospital, Mumbai, 2001.
He has organised many hands on teaching programs to teach art of laparoscopic and thoracoscopic paediatric surgery. He has been ex-faculty for training courses organised at “Methodist Institute of Education and Research”, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, and Ethicon Institute of Surgical Education, Mumbai, India. At present, he is the Course Director of Minimal Access Paediatric Surgery Teaching program at CEMAST, Mumbai. He has at present 73 educative videos in his (Paediatric Surgeon Rasik Shah) YouTube channel. He is author in more than 43 articles in peer reviewed journal and many book chapters.
He is a member (since 1990) and served as the honorary secretary cum treasurer (2009-11), vice president (2013) and president (2014) of Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeon. He is the founder member of Maharashtra Chapter of Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeon. Dr. Rasik Shah is the founder member (since 2005) and served as the honorary secretary (2007-09), Vice Chairman (2009-11) and Chairman (2011-13) of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons-India section of Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeon.
In addition, he has been associated with administration of many social organisations including Lions Club of Churchgate, Jain Doctors’ Federation (Mumbai) and Shree Vagad Graduates Association. In these organisations he has served at various levels including the post of president. He is president of “Om Shanti Churchgate Lions JDF Mumbai Medical Centre Trust” located at Chinchpokali, Mumbai.
He has participated in more than 15 paediatric surgical camps at Bhachau & Bidda, Kutch, Gujarat and Shirdi, Maharashtra.
Laparoscopic paediatric surgery
First in the M Ch Paediatric Surgery Examination held by the Bombay University in October, 1991.
Awarded “Dr. (Miss) Banoo Khambatta Memorial Prize” for securing highest average points in MCh Paediatric Surgery examination held by the Bombay University in October 1991.
“Best Paper Prize (2)” for the paper presented at the Annual Conference of Maharashtra Chapter of ASI “Recent Advances in the Management of Empyema”, Nasik, February 2002.
'Best Video Prize’ for a video titled “Laparoscopically assisted enterolithotomy for gallstone ileus” presented at Annual Conference of Maharashtra Chapter of ASI 2002, Nasik.
“Results of VATS in empyema”. Selected for presentation in best paper session of Mahapedicon-2003 at Thane, Maharashtra, November, 2003.
Co-Chairman for scientific meetings held at “Conwest Jain Clinic Group of Hospitals” Girgaum, Mumbai (2000-2008).
Sectional Head, Department of Paediatric Surgery, P D Hinduja National Hospital, Mumbai (since 2008).
Second Best Paper Prize for “Role of VATS in Empyema Thoracis”, in MCIAPS 2008 held at Panvel, Maharashtra on Feb 02-03, 2008.
Zamir A, Shah Rasik.
First Prize in the best video session: Laparoscopic Correction of Achalasia Cardia.
PESI 2009: Annual Conference cum Live Workshop of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons India. Feb 27-March 01, 2009, Mumbai.
Marquis who’s who: Biography published in 2009.
COURSE DIRECTOR, Paediatric Minimal Access Surgery Training Courses, CEMAST since 2013.
Delivered Park Clinic Oration on “Role of Thoracoscopy in Empyema Thoracis” in Annual Conference of West Bengal Chapter of IAPS, Kolkata December, 2012.
Received Puranchand Gupta Memorial Award for 2015 for excellent contribution to IAPS.
Received special recognition award from IAPS on occasion of Golden Jubilee of IAPS.
Delivered “PESI-IAPS Oration” for 2016 on subject of “In Search of Excellence: Paediatric Minimal Access Surgery” at the Annual Conference of PESI-IAPS at Bhubaneshwar on February 12, 2016.
He has received US patent for LAPAROSCOPIC DEVICE FOR ANCHORING AN ORGAN TO THORACIC DIAPHRAGM. US 20150157311 A1
Prof Sameh Shehata is working as professor and past chairman of pediatric surgery department, faculty of medicine, University of Alexandria, Egypt. He is the past president of the Egyptian association of pediatric surgeons EPSA. Dr. Shehata has a wide international activity in the field of pediatric surgery; he is the president-elect of the WOFAPS, and the co-chairman of the IPEG middle east chapter.
Dr. Shehata has given over 150 lectures both nationally and internationally and was invited as a guest lecture in many national associations congresses.
Dr. Shehata is among the editorial board of many national and international pediatric surgery journals including the JPS, PSI and international journal of urology.
Pediatric colorectal surgery; Pediatric MIS; Undescended testis; Neonatal surgery
Dr. Shehata is the innovator of the technique of laparoscopic traction for the intra-abdominal testis know as Shehata technique that is widely practiced now in many centers worldwide.
Dr. Shehata is the founder of the largest online pediatric surgery forum (The pediatric surgeon’s lounge) where over 1500 pediatric surgeons around the world are discussing and exchanging experience every day.
Dr. Lim Sey Kiat is a Consultant from the Department of Urology, Changi General Hospital, Singapore. He obtained his MBBS degree from the National University of Singapore in 2003. He subsequently went on to obtain his membership to the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and Masters of Medicine (Surgery). In 2011, he was accredited as a specialist in Urology by the Singapore Medical Council and was admitted as a fellow in the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
Dr Lim underwent his fellowship training in Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery at Severance Hospital, Yonsei University, Seoul. Dr Lim is currently on the Robotic Surgery Committee and has helped to set up the robotic surgery program at Changi General Hospital.
Dr Lim has keen interest in clinical research and has to date, more than 30 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. He is also actively involved in clinical innovation projects with local tertiary institutions. Dr Lim had presented in various local and international conferences and had also been invited as a speaker at international and regional conferences. He had also been actively involved in the education of medical students and residents.
Dr Lim has a keen interest in Endourological and Minimally Invasive Urological surgeries and subspecializes in laparoscopic and robot-assisted urological surgeries.
Urology; Minimally invasive surgery; Robotic surgery; Endourology
I was born in April 5, 1971 in Sakarya/Pamukova.
I studied at the Uludag Faculty of Medicine between 1991-1997.
Between the years 1999-2003, I served as a urology resident at the Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Vakif University, Department of Urology.
I have started to work as an urology specialist at Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital in 2004.
I've started to perform laparoscopic surgery in 2006, and robotic surgery in 2009.
I received the title of Associate Professor in 2010.
I have been working as Chief of Urology and Renal Transplantation Clinics at Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital since 2013.
I'm married and I have a daughter and a boy.
Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery; Robotic Kidney; Transplantation; Minimal Invasive Surgery; Reconstructive Surgery; Endourology
Dr. Akif Turna was graduated from Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical School.He was trained in thoracic surgery from Yedikule Teaching Hospital for Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery. He received PhD degree in Immunology from Istanbul University School of Health Sciences.. He started VATS lobectomy program in 2007. He received national and European Thoracic Surgery Board Certificates. He became associate professor in 2005. He joined the faculty at Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty in 2010. He is an active teacher on the national level and has trained medical students, thoracic surgery residents. He has been professor in Istanbul University since 2013 and he is the chief of Thoracic Surgery at Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty.Dr. Turna is one of the associate editors of Turkish Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery and he is the managing editor of Turkish Journal Immunology.
Minimally invasive thoracic surgery particularly uniportal VATS resections; surgery for emphysema; tumor immunology and molecular biology of cancer
Chief of General Surgical dept. at Azienda Ospedaliera Santa Maria degli Angeli. Pordenone .Italy.
From Oct./1st/2012 to Jan./15/2016 Head of General Surgery at Humanitas Gavazzeni Istitute of Bergamo.
From June/01/2005 to Sept./30/2011Head of the Department of General and Oncological Surgery of the Policlinico San Pietro di Ponte San Pietro (Italy). Previously, from 1/07/1986 to 30/09/1988 I worked as Assistant Surgeon of full-time role at the above Hospital, from 1/10/1988 to 17/12/1991 I worked with a similar role , in the Division of General Surgery Hospital Pesenti Fenaroli Alzano Lombardo (Bg). During this period I gained experience in the operating room of Artificial nutrition, participating in numerous training courses and Digestive Endoscopy, personally performing numerous diagnostic and operative.
From 18/12/1991 to 28/01/1994 I worked as Assistant Surgeon of the role full-time, first at the Emergency Surgical and then with the Surgical Division of the United Hospitals of Bergamo.
During this period I have gained considerable experience in General Surgery and Emergency.
From 1/03/1994 I have served as Surgeon Help role full-time, current Executive Level I, at the Division of General Surgery of Alzano Lombardo covering, since 1999, the role of responsibility 'directives in the absence of the primary and therefore gaining experience organizational directive.
In January 1999 I took over the responsibility for the time being 'Unit of Digestive Endoscopy Hospitals of Gazzaniga and Alzano L.
From 08.24.2004 to 05.30.2005 I was responsible for the Functional Unit Autonomous Company of laparoscopic surgery of the Hospital Bolognini Seriate (Bg).
From 16/01/2005 to 15/03/2005 I was acting Chief of the Division of Surgery of the Hospital of Alzano Lombardo.
Graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Milan on 03.23.1983, during the sixth year of the course, with the discussion of the clinical and experimental thesis "The use of the esophagogastric electromanometry in the diagnosis and treatment of functional disease esophagus ", obtaining a final mark 110/110 cum laude.
I attended the Institute of Surgical Pathology and Clinical Propaedeutics III University 'in Milan, directed by Prof. G.Vincre, in the years 1981/82 and 1983 as as Medical Student and Intern, acquiring particular experience in esophageal surgery and lung .
Qualified professional in April 1983 at the University of Milan with the highest honors.
I obtained the professional qualification for the United States of America on 11/09/1985.
In 1983 I enrolled in the School of Specialization in Surgery of the University 'in Milan, directed by Prof.G.Pezzuoli, passing the exams with the following scores: 30 cum laude, 30, 30 and honors, 30 and 30. On 15/07/1988 I got the Postgraduate Diploma thesis "Congenital anomalies of the biliary tree, referring to their interest in elective surgery and in treatment of their complications," earning a score of 70/70 cum laude.
In 1988 I enrolled in the School of Specialization in Thoracic Surgery at the University 'of Milan, directed by Prof. A.Grossi, passing the exams with the following scores: 30, 28, 30, 30 and 30. On 07/06/1994 I got the Postgraduate Diploma thesis "The esophagectomy with intrathoracic transposition of the stomach in the surgical treatment of esophageal cancer, earning a score of 70/70 cum laude.
In 1995 I obtained my Diploma course in laparoscopic surgery and thoracoscopy at the Department of General Surgery II, University of Milan-semester course theoretical and practical.
In June 1996 I obtained a Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery Thoracoscopy and at the University 'of Strasbourg (France) at the Institute directed by Prof.J.Marescaux .. Since November 1996, at the same school, I participated in the workshops of advanced Laparoscopic Surgery hepatobiliary, pancreatic, hernia, colorectal, gastric and endocrine obtaining their diplomas. From 1 to 26/06/1997 I attended the Institute of Hepatobiliary Surgery Hopital P.Brousse University of Paris, headed by Prof. H.Bismuth, participating actively in the daily operating sessions and major liver surgery, biliary reconstructive and pancreatic.
During the months of May and June 1998 I attended the course in Surgical coloproctology of St.Mark 's Academic Institute, at the University' of London, obtaining his diploma, after two months of active participation in operating sessions.
In October 1998 I attended the advanced course in theory and practice of Minimally Invasive and Laparoscopic Surgery at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee (Scotland) under the direction of prof.A.Cushieri overcoming the final exam and obtaining a diploma.
In June 1999 I attended the practicum Advanced Pancreatic Surgery at the service of Endocrine Surgery by Prof. P. Pederzoli.
In September 1999 I attended the postgraduate course in esophageal surgery in the Division of Surgery directed by prof. T.DeMeester University of Southern California in Los Angeles (USA). I obtained the professional qualification for the United States of America on 11/09/1985.
In January 2003 I enrolled in the School of Management in Health 'of the Lombardy region, for Hospital Executives of complex structure with frequency at the Bocconi University in Milan, overcoming the test evaluation, with a thesis on 05/12/2003 and obtaining graduation.
I ran in quality 'of the first operator, over 7000 surgeries (with the exception of minor surgery), of which more than 2500 of minimally invasive surgery and about 850 in emergency.
Particular experience in oncological surgery of the colon, rectum, stomach, liver, esophagus, pancreas, lung and breast, as well as in advanced minimally invasive surgery.
The structure directed by myself, from 2011 is also an arrangement with the School of Specialization in General Surgery at the University of Pavia, directed by Prof.P.Dionigi. So my department is constant within the frequency specializing in surgery.
I am an instructor of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery School ACOI.
I'm the author of numerous publications in print communications and invited talks at courses and Congress of Surgery, both in Italy and abroad.
Oncologic Surgery; Pancreatic neoplasm; Minimally invasive surgery
Dr. Stephen Unger has been practicing general and vascular surgery for 30 years. He joined the practice of his father, Dr. Harold M. Unger, in 1982 and assumed chairmanship of Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Department of Surgery in 2009.
A native of Miami Beach, Dr. Unger attended Duke University Medical School and completed an internship in pathology at Duke University Hospital. He completed both a surgical residency and a research fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Virginia.
Dr. Unger is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and an active member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), where he serves as treasurer of the organization’s Research and Education Foundation. At Mount Sinai, Dr. Unger has chaired the Surgical Service Review Committee, and served on both the Medical Executive Committee and the medical advisory board to the Board of Trustees. He also holds appointments to the voluntary teaching staffs of Florida International University Medical School and the University of Miami Medical School.
As chairman of the Mount Sinai Department of Surgery, Dr. Unger has worked to develop a patient centered surgical department that offers the latest surgical techniques. He was the first surgeon at Mount Sinai to perform many minimally invasive procedures, including percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement, laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder), laparoscopic treatment of common bile duct stones and laparoscopic placement of peritoneal dialysis catheter Dr. Unger has also published extensively in the field of minimally invasive surgery.
In his general surgery practice, Dr. Unger performs both open and minimally invasive operations of the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, spleen and adrenal glands, and is exploring robotic surgery in these areas as well. Also a skilled vascular surgeon, Dr. Unger utilizes open and minimally invasive techniques to treat diseases of the arteries and veins, including endovascular surgery to treat aortic aneuryms. Additionally, he has a special interest in helping dialysis patients increase the efficiency of their treatments. Dr. Unger has spent the last 15 years developing new approaches to creating and preserving arteriovenous fistulas that maximize the amount of blood cleansed during dialysis treatments.
Dr. Unger is also an active member of Temple Beth Shalom, where he has held various leadership positions throughout the years
Dr. Murali P Vettath is a new generation coronary surgeon – one of the handful of surgeons in the world, performing 100% of his coronary surgeries on beating heart without the use of Heart Lung Machine. He has been a pioneer and protagonist of this “cutting edge technology” and has traine d numerous surgeons and anesthesiologists in the fi eld of cardiac surgery. He has 20 years post M.Ch expe rience in Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, including 11 ye ars as Chief Cardiothoracic Surgeon. Has performed 5000 plus open heart surgeries with more than 2500 of them on beating heart for coronary artery bypass surgery.He has performed the last 2000 OPCABs at the present institut ion with a mortality of less than 0.5%.He has had only one conversion to the pump in the last 1600 odd OPCABs. He has been trained in coro nary artery surgery from Australia, Holland an d Paris and has transferred technology to Bangladesh in the year 1 999. He had stayed in that country for three years set up two cardiac centres with a contingent of twenty doctor s and a hundred nurses from India. And trained cardiac surg eons, cardiologist , cardiac anaesthesiologists, cardiac nur ses and paramedical staff in that country. After his stint in Dhaka, Bangla desh , he has now settled in Kozhikode, his home town, at Malabar Institute of Medical sciences, Kozhikode since 2002. He had established Cardiac surg ery in this city and in the short span of six years has brought up MIMS Institute of Cardiac sciences as a Bench Mark in Cardiac surgery, especially – Beating Hear t surgery – in India and Internationally. At MIMS, he has performed near ly 3500 cardiac procedures and more than 2000 CABGs on beating heart- OPCAB procedures with less than 0.5% mortality. This center has now been acclaimed as – Centre of Excellence in OPCAB (off pump coronary artery bypass) surgery in the country, which gives training to cardiac surg eons from India and abroad. He had come to Kozhikode wh en all the cardiac patients used to go to either Coimbatore or Kochi or ev en Chennai for their cardiac problems. After es tablishing this center and after bringing both adult and pediatric cardiac surgery under one roof, along with interventi onal cardiology, he has been instrumental in developing MI MS as a bench mark in OFF Pump CABG in the world. He had also started the “ SAVE A HEART – SAVE A LIFE PROGRAMME’, where poor pati ents are provided hundred percent free CABG – bypass procedure. He has already operated more than fifty such eligible patients, and fifty more are to follow. He had also organized va rious programmes to bring awareness to people on cardiac problems and to prevent heart disease, and had organized public marches on the World Heart Day in 2006, 20 07 and 2008,with more than 2000 participants from all walks of life. Also conducted Heart exhibitions in MIMS,Calicut , and various other programmes to make people aware of th e dangers of Heart disease. He has invented and developed numerous devices for performing beating heart surger y, which has been published in International journals .He has also developed indigenous techniques for performing th is procedure with excellent results. He has also been a keen researcher in cardiac surgery with many inventions and innovations to his credit.
Coronary artery surgery
Prof. Vettath was nominated for the Techno-college Innovation award for the year 2010. He was one of the three surgeons nominated from over 23 innovators who had submitted their innovation to the EACTS ( European association of cardiothoracic surgery).The nominate on was for the Vettaths Anastamotic obturator which was invented and used.
Received the INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVERS AWARD for HEALTH EXCELLANCE, during the International Achievers summit at Bangkok ,2009.
Received the Membership of the National Academy of Medical Sciences– MNAMS, from the National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, in 2009 for his significant contribution towards the advancement of Medical science.
CHIKITSAK RATAN AWARD presented by the Nations Economic for Health and Educational growth, New Delhi for “Excellence in the Chosen field of activity”, on the occasion of the 28th National Seminar on “INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS & NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT”, held on 16th Feb 2009, at New Delhi.
Diploma in respect of 2000 OUTSTANDING INTELLECTUALS OF THE 21ST CENTURY, by the INTERNATIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL CENTER,CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, in Feb 2008
Received the GLORY OF INDIA AWARD from the India International Friendship society on the 9th Jan 2008, from Delhi. This is awarded to eminent doctors this year, who has contributed significantly in their field of specialization, and who had upheld the glory of India in this country and helped in achieving Global friendship.
He had received the title of MELVIN JONES FELLOW from the Lions International foundation, for his dedicated and humanitarian service to the people.
Testimony of honor – “SARVSHRI” - & gold medal for Cardiac Surgery awarded for the year 2003, by the College of Management in collaboration with Indian Council of Management Executives, Special Executive Magistrates/ Officers Society and the Business Executive
THE KNIGHT OF THE MILLENIUM & conferred the title ‘SIR’ and awarded gold medal in Cardiac Surgery for the Year 2004.
His name has been included in - 8th Edition of MARQUIS WHO’S WHO IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, 2005 for his invention, which has been published from New Jersey, USA, which is a rare distinction for any one from India. (This is a reference book in more than two thousand libraries around the world.)
His name has also been included in 23RD EDITION OF MARQUIS WHO’S WHO IN THE WORLD PUBLISHED IN NOVEMBER 2005.This will chronicle nearly 45 thousand global leaders in every significant field of endeavor from over 250 nations, these included names like Kofi Annan etc. These books are maintained asreference books in more than 2000 libraries around the world. (which includes Havard University, Smithsonian Institution, Bank of Italy, Business Week & thousand others).
Professor Rajiv Vohra is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Selly Oak Hospital, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust in Birmingham. His academic involvement and areas of responsibility are endless, to name a few Professor Vohra is a Specialist Advisor to NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) on behalf of The Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland, College Assessor for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Examiner for European Board of Vascular Surgery.
Professor Vohra’s specialist areas are Carotid artery surgery, Bypass surgery for leg and Varicose veins. He is highly experienced in all areas of vascular surgery and Endovenous Laser Treatment for varicose veins which he practices at The Private Clinic in Birmingham.
Reducing reperfusion injury with hydroxyethyl starches during AAA surgery, reducing mortality from multi-organ failure; Predicting patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis who will have stroke, enabling early surgery; Role of unfractionated heparin in I-R injury; Gene expression in carotid plaques from patients with/without statins; Role of activated neutrophils in a model of reverse endothelial migration in reperfusion injury; Haemostasis in vascular surgery
MD, professor, chief physician, doctoral tutor, obstetrics and gynecology, the director of the center of diagnosis and treatment of pelvic disease of department of gynaecology, gynecologic urological & pelvic floor ward in Shengjing hospital affiliated to China medical university. I am the first editor of clinical diagnosis and treatment of pelvic disease monograph "Women urological clinical diagnosis and treatment of pelvic disease" in China, which references to translating TCM, and Female Genital Orthopedics, Gynecology Urology and Pelvic Floor Reconstruction Surgery, "Williams gynecology" and so on, who has published more than 50 articles, including 7 SCI. I’m skilled in the whole pelvic reconstruction, including various urinary control operation (such as TVT, TVT - O, TVTS), laparoscopic sacral fixation and laparoscopic sacral spine ligament suspension, transvaginal sacral spine ligament fixation and so on. I have completed nearly thirty thousand cases of gynaecological benign and malignant tumor, of which laparoscopic surgery’s ratio was more than 90%.
Gynecologic urological and pelvic floor
Dr. Yang is the chief physician and professor in Department of Spinal Surgery, Nanfang hospital, South Medical University, Guangdong Province, China. He obtained MD in the 4th Military Medical University in Xi’an, China and PhD degree in Southern Medical University in Guangdong, China.From 2002 to 2007, He was a visiting scholar at Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School and he was employed as a staff (instructor) in Harvard University in 2007. His research interests are minimal invasive spinal surgery, degenerative spine disease and osteoporosis.
Spinal minimal invasive surgery; Bone metabolism; Spinal degenerative disease
PELD Best tutor award, Thomas prize, 2016 China.
Dr. Wah Yang, MD, is specialized in metabolic and bariatric surgery, gastrointestinal surgery and thyroid surgery. He is a member of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), editor of Chinese Journal of Obesity and Metabolic Disease, and also the lecturer of Jinan University in China. He has several articles published in local and international journals. He is also author of several Chinese books in laparoscopic surgery as well as metabolic and bariatric surgery. He got several patents related to his field approved in China. He has presented his work and researches in various conferences organized by ASMBS, TOS, IFSO, ACS, EASO and ELSA.
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; Gastrointestinal Surgery; Thyroid Surgery; Hepatobiliary Surgery; Hernia Surgery; Anorectal Surgery; General Surgery
1.Travel Grant Award, 2015 International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders - Asia Pacific Chapter Meeting (IFSO-APC Meeting), Seoul, South Korea, April, 2015
2.Poster of Distinction, Poster and Oral Presentation, ObesityWeek 2013, 30th Annual Meeting of the ASMBS and TOS, Routine Preoperative Esophagogastrodudenoscopy has High Diagnostic Yield in Bariatric Surgery Patients, Atlanta, USA, November 2013.
Scientific Posters of Exceptional Merit, Poster and Oral Presentation, 99th Annual Clinical Congress of American College of Surgeons (ACS), Transoral-Vestibule Endoscopic Thyroidectomy: Initial Experience of a New Approach With 20 Consecutive Cases, Washington DC, USA, October 2013.
2012. Residency Diploma in Urology, University of Parma, Italy
2012-2015. Urologist at University-Hospital of Reggio Emilia, Italy
2015-2016. Fellowship in Robotic and Laparoscopic Urology, Clinique Saint-Augustin, Bordeaux, France
From 2017. Urologist at University-Hospital of Reggio Emilia, Italy
Minimally-invasive techniques in Urologic Surgery. Oncologic Urology. Endourology.