Faculty 2019

  • Herand Abcarian
    Herand Abcarian USA-Chicago
    Herand Abcarian

    Prof., MD

    University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

  • Michel Adamina
    Michel Adamina CH-Winterthur
    Michel Adamina

    Prof, MD, PD, MSc, EMBA HSG

    Professor of Surgery University of Basel, Chief of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Cantonal Hospital Winterthur, Winterthur, CH

  • Alberto Arezzo
    Alberto Arezzo IT-Torino
    Alberto Arezzo

    Prof., MD, PhD

    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Turin

  • Willem Bemelman
    Willem Bemelman NL-Amsterdam
    Willem Bemelman

    Prof., MD, PhD

    University of Amsterdam
    Division of Surgical Specialism, Departement of Surgery, Academic Medical Center-AMC
    Amsterdam, NL

  • Richard Brady
    Richard Brady UK-Newcastle upon Tyne
    Richard Brady

    Dr., MB, BCh, BAO, FRCSEd, MD

    Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, National Health Service NHS, Lothian Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Surgery, Newcastle University
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  • John Calvin Coffey
    John Calvin Coffey IE-Luimneach
    John Calvin Coffey

    PhD, FRCS

    Professor of Surgery, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, University Hospital Limerick, University of Limerick
    Luimneach, IE

  • Julie Cornish
    Julie Cornish UK-Cardiff
    Julie Cornish



    Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, UK
    Honorary Senior Lecturer Cardiff University

  • Justin Davies
    Justin Davies UK-Cambridge
    Justin Davies

    MA, MChir, FRCS, EBSQ

    Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, Clinical Director of Digestive Diseases, Associate Lecturer University of Cambridge, Chair Education and Training ACPGBI
    Cambridge, UK

  • Michele Diana
    Michele Diana FR-Strasbourg
    Michele Diana

    Dr., PhD, MD

    Director of Endolaparoscopic Procedures, Unit IHU – Strasbourg, Institute of ImageGuided Surgery
    Strasbourg, FR

  • André D'Hoore
    André D'Hoore BE-Leuven
    André D'Hoore

    Prof., MD, PhD

    Professor of Surgery, Chair Department of Abdominal Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven
    Leuven, BE

  • Dieter  Hahnloser
    Dieter Hahnloser CH-Lausanne
    Dieter Hahnloser

    Dieter Hahnloser received his medical degree in 1994 from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He did his surgical training mainly at the University Hospital in Zurich and completed a clinical and research fellowship in colorectal surgery at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN, USA. He was appointed clinical assistant Professor of Surgery in 2004 and Professor of Surgery in 2011. He is head of Coloproctology at the University Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland.

    Dieter is member of the executive committee and the current chair of the education committee of the ESCP (European Society of Coloproctology) and head of the divisions of Coloproctology of the UEMS, and therefore responsible for the EBSQ Coloproctology examinations in Europe. His clinical and research interest are minimal invasive treatment of IBD and rectal cancer, including robotic surgery, but also surgical education using virtual reality simulators.

  • Bill Heald
    Bill Heald UK-Basingstoke
    Bill Heald

    Professor of Surgery
    Surgical Director Pelican Cancer Foundation Basingstoke,

  • Torbjörn Holm
    Torbjörn Holm SE-Stockholm
    Torbjörn Holm

    MD, PhD

    Center of Digestive Diseases, Division of Coloproctology, Karolinska University
    Stockholm, SE

  • Roel Hompes
    Roel Hompes NL-Amsterdam
    Roel Hompes


    Colorectal Surgeon, Departement of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam
    Amsterdam, NL

  • Antonio Lacy
    Antonio Lacy ES-Barcelona
    Antonio Lacy

    MD, PhD

    Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Barcelona, Head of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Service and Chief of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Department at the Hospital Clínic Barcelona
    Barcelona, ES

  • Isacco Montroni
    Isacco Montroni IT-Faenza
    Isacco Montroni

    Isacco Montroni graduated at the Alma Mater Studiorum Bologna University Medical School in 2004 and he was admitted to the General Surgery Program in Bologna the following year. In 2009-2010 he served as General Surgery Resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard University) under Dr Andrew Warshaw and Dr Charles Ferguson. Dr Montroni completed his residency in 2010 as he continued his academic career as a PhD student from 2011 to 2013 focused on an international multicenter study on surgical treatment of cancer in the elderly. After his PhD degree he moved back to the United States where he joined Dr Steven Wexner at the Cleveland Clinic Florida for a clinical fellowship in Minimally Invasive Advanced Colorectal Surgery that he completed in 2015. After serving as colorectal surgery junior attending at the Humanitas Research Hospital with Prof Spinelli, he’s currently a staff member of the Colorectal Surgery Unit at the Ospedale per gli Infermi in Faenza

    Dr Montroni is the Associate Editor for Colorectal Cancer of the European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO), author of several peer reviewed articles, reviews and book chapters mainly focused on colorectal surgery and elderly cancer patients. 

    Dr Montroni is a fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) and of the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO). Former member of the Steering committee of the ESSO Young Surgeons and Alumni Club (EYSAC), he’s actively collaborating with Surgical Task Force of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG).   

    Isacco Montroni MD, PhD, FASCRS
    Colorectal Surgery
    Ospedale per gli Infermi 
    Viale Stradone 9- 48018 Faenza (RA)-ITALY
    Associate Editor EJSO - Colorectal cancer http://www.ejso.com/

    Twitter: @3isac
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/isacco-montroni-9b66392a
    Phone: (+39) 3420041530

  • Brendan Moran
    Brendan Moran UK-Basingstoke
    Brendan Moran


    Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation, Trust Departement of Colorectal and Pseudomyxoma Surgery 
    Basingstoke, UK

  • Neil Mortensen
    Neil Mortensen UK-Oxford
    Neil Mortensen

    Professor Neil Mortensen MA, MB.ChB, MD, FRCS Eng, Hon FRCPS Glas, Hon FRCS Ed,  Hon FRCSI 

    Neil Mortensen is Professor of Colorectal Surgery in the University of Oxford Medical School and has been on the staff of the Oxford University Hospitals since 1987. He is Fellow of Green Templeton College.

    He trained in Birmingham, Bristol and St Mark’s Hospital and has clinical and research interests in a wide range of colorectal diseases. He has published over 350 original papers, 30 book chapters and has edited 8 books. He is Past Chair of the British Journal of Surgery Society, President of the Ileostomy Association, and has been Past President of the Association of Coloproctology GBI and the Coloproctology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is Editor in Chief of Colorectal Disease. He is an honorary member of a number of national and international surgical societies.

    He is Council member and Trustee and now Vice President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and chairs the Research and Quality and Journals Committees.

  • Gabriela Möslein
    Gabriela Möslein DE-Duisburg
    Gabriela Möslein

    Prof. G. Möslein

    Director Dept. of Hereditary Tumors and Prophylactic Surgery
    Ev. Bethesda Hospital 
    Academic Hospital University Düsseldorf
    Heerstr. 219
    47053 Duisburg

  • Ronan O'Connell
    Ronan O'Connell IE-Dublin
    Ronan O'Connell

    Prof., MD, FRCSI, FRCPS (Glas), FRCS (Edin) 

    Emeritus Professor of Surgery, University College Dublin, vice-President RCSI

  • Amjad Parvaiz
    Amjad Parvaiz UK-Poole
    Amjad Parvaiz

    Professor Amjad Parvaiz, FRCS FRCS (Gen)

    Professor of Surgery
    Director of European Academy of Robotic colorectal Surgery (EARCS)
    Head of Laparoscopic and Robotic Colorectal Surgery Champalimud Foundation, Lisbon Portugal
    Poole General Hospital, Poole United Kingdom

  • Roberto Persiani
    Roberto Persiani IT-Rom
    Roberto Persiani

    Associate Professor, Minimally-Invasive Surgical Oncology Unit, Fondazioni Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli - IRCCS, Catholic University of Rom

  • Andrea Pietrabissa
    Andrea Pietrabissa IT-Pavia
    Andrea Pietrabissa
    Prof. Andrea Pietrabissa, MD, FACS

    Director, Department of Surgery
    University of Pavia – Italy
    President of EAES
  • Phil Quirke
    Phil Quirke UK-Leeds
    Phil Quirke

    BM, PhD, FRCPath, FMedSci

    Professor and Head of Pathology and Tumour Biology 
    St James University Hospital 
    Leeds, UK

  • Eric Rullier
    Eric Rullier FR-Bordeaux
    Eric Rullier

    Prof., Dr.

    Digestive and Endocrine Surgery Department, University Hospital of Bordeaux
    Bordeaux, FR

  • Peter Sagar
    Peter Sagar UK-Leeds
    Peter Sagar


    Professor of Colorectal Surgery
    The University of Leeds

    Consultant Surgeon
    St James's University Hospital, Leeds

  • Antonino Spinelli
    Antonino Spinelli IT-Milano
    Antonino Spinelli

    Prof., MD, PhD, FASCR

    Professor of Surgery, Director of the Colorectal Surgical Division, Humanitas Research Hospital
    Milan, IT

  • Robin Spiller
    Robin Spiller UK-Nottingham
    Robin Spiller

    Professor of Gastroenterology

    NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

    Professor Spiller is Professor of Gastroenterology in the Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre at the University of Nottingham. 

    Past Editor of Gut (2003-2009) and member of the Board of the Rome Foundation (2000-2015), he twice edited the British Society of Gastroenterology ( BSG )Guidelines for the management of IBS. His main research interest is the role of infection, inflammation and alterations in the microbiome in causing the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome(IBS). This has also lead to studies of the effect on acute diverticulitis on gut innervation. A long standing collaboration with the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre has pioneered the use of MRI to image gut function and the effect of food on postprandial small and large intestinal volumes and motility. Author/co-author of more than 388 scientific reviews and original publications. Current studies include an EME funded multicentre trial TReatment of Irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea using Titrated ONdansetron (TRITON), RECLAIM a MRC funded study of colonic motility using MRI and High resolution manometry and a  Newton grant examining the effect of fibre of intestinal physiology in IBS. Our group has also performed many investigator initiated research projects with industry defining the mode of action of various treatments for functional GI diseases. 

  • Paris Tekkis
    Paris Tekkis UK-London
    Paris Tekkis

    Prof., MD

    Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London
    London, UK

  • Cornelis  van de Velde
    Cornelis van de Velde NL-Leiden
    Cornelis van de Velde

    Prof., MD, PhD

    Professor of Surgery, Head of the Department of Surgical Oncology, Endochrine & Gastrointestinal Surgery, Leiden University Medical Center
    Leiden, NL

  • Victor Jilbert Verwaal
    Victor Jilbert Verwaal DK-Aarhus
    Victor Jilbert Verwaal
  • Janindra Warusavitarne
    Janindra Warusavitarne UK-London
    Janindra Warusavitarne

    BMed, FRACS, PhD

    Consultant, Colorectal Surgeon, St Mark`s Hospital and Academic Institute NHS Trust, London
    London, UK

  • Desmond C. Winter
    Desmond C. Winter IE-Dublin
    Desmond C. Winter

    Prof., MD

    Associate Professor, University College Dublin, Colorectal Surgeon, Departement of Surgery, St. Vincent's University Hospital
    Dublin, IE