Faculty 2020

  • Michel Adamina
    Michel Adamina CH-Winterthur
    Michel Adamina

    Prof. Dr. med.

    Chefarzt Klinik für Viszeral- und Thoraxchirurgie
    Leiter Chirurgie des Kolons, Rektums, und Anus

    Facharzt für Chirurgie
    Schwerpunkttitel Viszeralchirurgie FMH
    Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
    FEBS EBSQ Coloproctology
    EMBA HSG General Management

  • Luca Antonio Aldrighetti
    Luca Antonio Aldrighetti IT-Milan
    Luca Antonio Aldrighetti
  • Eva Angenete
    Eva Angenete SE-Göteborg
    Eva Angenete

    M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor, Consultant Surgeon
    Head of department of Surgery
    Institute of Clinical Sciences
    Sahlgrenska Academy
    University of Gothenburg, SE

    Eva Angenete is professor of Surgery at Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her clinical work is focused on rectal cancer, locally recurrent rectal cancer and anal cancer. Her research includes colorectal cancer and anal cancer with a focus on surgical treatment, quality of life and health economy. She works in a research group SSORG - The Scandinavian Surgical Outcomes Research Group and has been a part of the group since the beginning in 2009. The goal is to reach expedient accrual in clinical studies, and thus have better control of confounders. Through well established routines an external validity is ascertained. 

  • 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

  • Marja A. Boermeester
    Marja A. Boermeester NL-Amsterdam
    Marja A. Boermeester

    Professor of Surgery

    Clinical Epidemiologist, Department of Surgery, Location AMC | room G4-132.1 | Meibergdreef 9, 1105AZ  Amsterdam, NL

  • Markus W. Büchler
    Markus W. Büchler DE-Heidelberg
    Markus W. Büchler

    Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.

    Zentrumssprecher (Chirurgische Klinik (Zentrum))
    Ärztlicher Direktor (Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Transplantationschirurgie), Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg, DE

  • Christopher Cunningham
    Christopher Cunningham UK-Oxford
    Christopher Cunningham

    BSc, MBChB, MD, FRCS Ed

  • Quentin Denost
    Quentin Denost FR-Bordeaux
    Quentin Denost

    MD, PhD

    Chirurgie colorectale et pelvienne
    CHU Bordeaux, France

  • 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

  • Omar D Faiz
    Omar D Faiz UK-London
    Omar D Faiz


    BSc, MBBS, FRCS(GenSurg), MS
    Clinical Director & Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
    St Mark's Hospital & Academic Institute
    Professor of Practice (Colorectal Surgery)
    Imperial College

  • René H. Fortelny
    René H. Fortelny AT-Wien
    René H. Fortelny

    Univ.-Prof.Dr. René H. Fortelny, F.E.B.S.
    Past Präsident der Österr.Herniengesellschaft
    Leiter des zertifizierten Hernienzentrums
    Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Tumorchirurgie 
    Klinik Ottakring
    1160 Wien/Österreich

  • Alexander Herold
    Alexander Herold DE-Mannheim
    Alexander Herold

    Prof. Dr. Alexander Herold
    Dt. End- und Dickdarm-Zentrum Mannheim
    Bismarckplatz 1
    D - 68165 Mannheim

  • Mohammed Abu Hilal
    Mohammed Abu Hilal IT-Brescia
    Mohammed Abu Hilal

    Professor, MD FRCS FACS EBSQ (HPB) Phd DocEurp

    Chair of the Department of Surgery, Head of Hepatobiliary Pancreatic and Minimally invasive Surgery, Poliambulanza Foundation Hospital
    Via Bissolati- Brescia – Italy

    Professor of HPB and Minimally Invasive Surgery
    Southampton University

  • 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

  • Isabelle Kaelin Gambirasio
    Isabelle Kaelin Gambirasio CH-Geneve
    Isabelle Kaelin Gambirasio
  • Jim Khan
    Jim Khan UK-Portsmouth
    Jim Khan

    Jim Khan is a specialist colorectal & minimal access surgeon, currently appointed as a consultant surgeon at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and Hon Associate Professor at Anglia Ruskin University. His training included senior registrar at Basingstoke with Prof Heald, the National Laparoscopic Fellowship at Colchester (UK) with Prof Motson and a travelling clinical fellowship at Mayo Clinic Rochester (US). He also travelled to Korea for training in Robotic colorectal surgery with Prof Kim. At Portsmouth he is actively involved in medical education and clinical training on a variety of basic and advanced laparoscopic and robotic skills courses. 

    Mr Khan has been a national trainer in laparoscopic colorectal surgery and European proctor and trainer in robotic colorectal surgery. His research interests include Clinical research in robotic colorectal cancer surgery, complete mesocolic excision for colon cancer, Quality of life and functional outcomes after low anterior resection, training in laparoscopic & robotic colorectal surgery and natural orifice specimen extraction (NOSES). He has published and presented widely at national and international meetings and is member of core working groups in robotic surgery at the RCS, ACPGBI, ALSGBI, ESCP and ASCRS


    Jim S Khan
    MSc, PhD, FCPS (Surg), FRCS (Glasg), FRCS (Surg) FASCRS
    Consultant Colorectal, Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeon
    Hon Associate Professor of Surgery, Anglia Ruskin University
    Clinical Lead Robotic Surgery, Director Victory Institute of Minimal Access Surgery (VIMARS),
    Program Director TME fellowship, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth,
    Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

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

    P. Ronan O’Connell, MD, FRCSI, FRCPS Glas (Hon) , FRCS Edin (Hon), FRCS Eng (Hon), FASA (Hon), FCSHK (Hon)

    President Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
    President Elect European Surgical Association
    Emeritus Professor of Surgery, University College Dublin

  • 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

  • Daniel Pohl
    Daniel Pohl CH-Zurich
    Daniel Pohl
    PD Dr. med. Daniel Pohl
    University Hospital Zurich
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
    Head Functional Diagnostics Center
    Raemistr. 100, 8091 Zurich – CH

    Treasurer, European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
    Past-President and Treasurer, Swiss Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
  • 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

  • Joan Robert-Yap
    Joan Robert-Yap CH-Geneva
    Joan Robert-Yap

    Dr. Joan Robert-Yap, Medical Consultant 
    Unit of Proctology and Pelvic Floor Disorders,
    Department of Visceral Surgery
    University of Geneva Hospital
    Geneva, Switzerland

  • Bruno Roche
    Bruno Roche CH-Geneva
    Bruno Roche

    Bruno Roche is 67 years old. He was head of proctoperineal unit in Geneva University hospital from 2001 to 2018. Actually, he works in private practice and is still consultant at the university. He made his medical studies in Lyon became specialist in surgery in 1986. From 1988, he was in Geneva University and developed a great interest in procto perineology. He is teaching in Switzerland, and many other European countries as well as in Dubaï.

    Invited speaker in almost 600 international conferences, he published more than 150 research papers and book chapters on proctologic and perineal diseases. He is author of DVD with 24 personal surgical techniques. His last studies are focused on levator ani diseases.

    Ex rugby player he considers adversity as a good power to improve. He likes life, humor and poesy.

  • 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

  • Paris Tekkis
    Paris Tekkis UK-London
    Paris Tekkis

    Prof., MD

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