Faculty 2021

  • Eva Angenete
    Eva Angenete SE-Göteborg
    Eva Angenete

    Eva Angenete is professor of surgery at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. She also holds a position as a consultant colorectal surgeon at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, one of the largest colorectal units in Sweden. Her research focus is colorectal and anal cancer, surgical outcome, minimally invasive surgery and patient reported outcome measures and survivorship. In the clinic she mainly works with rectal cancer, anal cancer and recurrent cancer.

  • Frederik Berrevoet
    Frederik Berrevoet BE-Gent
    Frederik Berrevoet
  • Sebastiano Biondo
    Sebastiano Biondo ES-Barcelona
    Sebastiano Biondo

    Sebastiano Biondo
    Professor of Surgery

    University of Barcelona
    Chief of Department
    General and Digestive Surgery
    Bellvitge University Hospital
    Barcelona. Spain

  • Nuno Leitão Figueiredo
    Nuno Leitão Figueiredo PT-Lisboa
    Nuno Leitão Figueiredo

    2015 - Head of Champalimaud Surgical Centre, Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

    2018 - Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England)

    2020 - National Representative for the European Society of Coloproctology

    2021 - Member of the European Surgical Association

    2021 - Head of General Surgery Department - Lusíadas Health Cluster, Lisbon, Portugal


    Colorectal Surgeon and Researcher in the field of Colon and Rectal Cancer, Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery (laparoscopy and robotics), Tumor Response to Neoadjuvant Treatment and Personalized Oncologic Therapy, with over 60 peer-reviewed publications in these areas.  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5582-0933.

    Recipient of the “Pfizer Award in Fundamental Research - 2013” and “Honorable Distinction - BIAL Award in Clinical Medicine - 2020"

  • Laura Hancock
    Laura Hancock UK-Manchester
    Laura Hancock

    Miss Laura Hancock

    Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer;
    Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, UK;
    Chair of Education and Training, ACPGBI;
    Member of the IBD Subcommittee, ACPGBI;
    Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Colorectal Disease

  • Roel Hompes
    Roel Hompes NL-Amsterdam
    Roel Hompes


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

  • Ferdinand Köckerling
    Ferdinand Köckerling DE-Berlin
    Ferdinand Köckerling
  • John Marks
    John Marks US-Wynnewood
    John Marks

    John Marks MD

    Chief of Colorectal Surgery
    Main Line Health System

    Executive Committee National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer

    Program Director Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgical and Rectal Cancer Management Fellowship
    Lankenau Medical Center
    Wynnewood, PA.

  • Salvador Morales-Conde
    Salvador Morales-Conde ES-Sevilla
    Salvador Morales-Conde

    Salvador Morales-Conde


    • Chief of the Unit of Innovation in Minimally Invasive Surgery of the University Hospital "Virgen del Rocío"
    • Head of the General, Digestive and Laparoscopic Surgery Unit of the Hospital QuirónSalud Sagrado Corazón in Sevilla (Spain).


    • President of the Spanish Association of Surgeons (AEC)
    • President of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons (EAES)
    • Past General Secretary of the European Hernia Society (EHS)


    • Vice-Chairman of the Chapter of Abdominal Wall surgery of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS)
    • Director of the Training program of endoscopic surgery of the Spanish Association of Surgery (AEC)
    • President of the Expert Committee of the Royal College of Medicine of Sevilla (from 2018)
    • Chairman of the working group “Surgery-Covid-AEC”


    • Associate Professor of the Department of Surgery at the University of Sevilla (Spain)


    • Papers published in peer-reviewed journals indexed in PubMed: 155
    • H-index 35
    • Author of different Clinical Guidelines and Consensus paper on different fields of surgery


    • Honorary Member of the Andalusian Society of Surgery (2021)
    • “Illustrious Doctor” by The Royal College of Medicine of Sevilla (2018)


  • Filip Muysoms
    Filip Muysoms BE-Gent
    Filip Muysoms

    Dr Filip Muysoms

    Born in Ghent, Belgium in 1965, graduated from the Medical School at the University of Ghent in 1990.
    * Training in General surgery at the Baragwanath Hospital, Johannesburg in South Africa and at the AZ Maria Middelares Hospital in Ghent: 1990-1998.
    * Training in General Thoracic Surgery at the St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein in The Netherlands: 1995.
    * Certified Intensive Care specialist training at the University Hospital in Ghent: 1999.
    * Doctor in the Biomedical Sciences: PhD thesis was successfully defended at the Ghent University in May 2015: Title: "Prevention of incisional hernias." promotor Frederik Berrevoet.
    * Since May 2017 proctoring for robotic abdominal wall surgery.

    Currently working in the Department of General and Abdominal Surgery at the Maria Middelares Hospital in Ghent.

    Has developed a specific focus in practice and in science on abdominal wall hernias and on the adoption of robotic assisted surgery in Europe.
    * Board Member and Past-President (2008-2010) of the Belgian Section for Abdominal Wall Surgery.
    * First author of the "Classification of primary and incisional abdominal wall hernias" of the European Hernia Society, 2009 and of the guidelines on closure of abdominal wall incisions.
    * Congress President of the 33th International Congress of the European Hernia Society in Ghent: May 2011.
    * Founding president of the EuraHS, the European Registry for abdominal wall hernias: 2011.
    * European Hernia Society Board Member since 2013 and currently President elect.
    * Member of the Scientific committee of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, 2015 - 2018.
    * proctor for robotic abdominal wall surgery

  • Caroline Nordenvall
    Caroline Nordenvall SE-Stockholm
    Caroline Nordenvall

    Docent, kirurg/Associate professor, surgeon
    Institutionen för Molekylär Medicin och Kirurgi (MMK)/Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet
    Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset (D2:05) | 171 76  Stockholm

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

  • Vincent de Parades
    Vincent de Parades FR-Paris
    Vincent de Parades

    • PhD
    • Head of the Department of Medico-Surgical Proctology

    Saint-Joseph Hospital, 185, rue Raymond Losserand, 75014 Paris, France.

  • Ruediger Proßt
    Ruediger Proßt DE-Stuttgart
    Ruediger Proßt

    Prof. Dr. Ruediger Proßt

    Proctological Institute Stuttgart, Professor of Surgery (Medizinische Fakultät Mannheim, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg)

  • Fernando  Ruiz Jasbon
    Fernando Ruiz Jasbon SE-Kungsbacka
    Fernando Ruiz Jasbon

    I am  PhD and Consulting Surgeon at the department of surgery at Halland Hospital / Kungsbacka, Sweden. This clinic is specialized in the surgery of hernias of the abdominal wall. The focus of my scientific research is directed primarily to hernia repair and the use of absorbable meshes in this type of surgery.

    Överläkare Kirurgi
    Opererande Specialistvård
    Hallands sjukhus / Kungsbacka

  • Giulio A. Santoro
    Giulio A. Santoro IT-Treviso
    Giulio A. Santoro

    Dr.Giulio A.Santoro was educated at the University of Naples and at the University of Siena (PhD), Italy. He is the Chief of the Tertiary Referral Pelvic Floor Center and Consultant General Surgeon and Colorectal Surgeon, I°Department of Surgery at Treviso Regional Hospital, Italy.

    He was Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi for 1 year from August 2014 to 2015. He also holds academic appointments as Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery at University of Padua, Italy and Honorary Professor of Surgery at Shandong University, China. He is Director of the Italian School of Pelvic Floor Ultrasonography and Past-President of the Italian Society of Colorectal Surgery. He is member of the editorial board of World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Female Pelvic Medicine Reconstructive Surgery, Journal of Ultrasonography and Pelviperineology.

    He is also author of more than 200 chapters and articles published on peer-review journals as well as the author of four books (Atlas of Endoanal and Endorectal Ultrasonography; Benign Anorectal Diseases; Pelvic Floor Disorders; Rectal Cancer).

    He was in the faculty of more than 300 international congresses, workshops and courses. He was President of the VI° National Congress of SICCR in 2015.

  • Antonio Spinelli
    Antonio Spinelli IT-Milano
    Antonio Spinelli

    Prof. Antonino Spinelli is General Secretary of the European Society of ColoProctology (ESCP), Director of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery and Full Professor of Surgery at Humanitas, Rozzano Milano, Italy. He is Associate Editor for several Journals. He is dedicated to the development of innovative techniques in minimally invasive colorectal surgery.

  • Paris Tekkis
    Paris Tekkis UK-London
    Paris Tekkis

    Paris Tekkis MD FRCS

    Professor of Colorectal Surgery
    The Royal Marsden Hospital
    Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
    Imperial College London

  • Matthias Turina
    Matthias Turina CH-Zurich
    Matthias Turina

    Matthias Turina, MD PhD

    Section Head, Division of Colorectal Surgery and Proctology
    Deputy chairman
    Department of Surgery
    University of Zurich Hospital