Klaus Matzel

Klaus Matzel (Chair)

Klaus Matzel

Current position

Head of Section Coloproctology Department of Surgery, University Erlangen-Nürnberg, FAU, Germany (since 2008)

Medical school

Graduated at University Erlangen-Nürnberg, FAU, Germany (Graduated in 1985)

General surgical and colorectal training

  • 1986-1994: Surgical training, Department of Surgery, University Erlangen-Nürnberg, FAU, Germany
  • 1988-1989: Postdoctoral fellowship: Department of Urology, UCSF, University of California, San Francisco, USA
  • 2002: U.E.M.S. EBSQ Coloproctology Diploma

Main clinical and research interests

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Proctology
  • Functional disorders of the lower intestinal tract
  • Sacral nerve stimulation as treatment for fecal incontinence and constipation

Member of the Education Committee since

2012 (Chairman)

Additional information

Habilitation:

1994 Neurostimulation for fecal incontinence

Posts in professional societies:

  • 2012-today: Chairman: European Union of Medical Specialists, U.E.M.S. European Board of Surgical Qualification Division Coloproctology
  • 2011-today: President: European Union of Medical Specialists, European Board of Surgical Qualification Division Coloproctology, U.E.M.S.
  • 2008-today: Advisory Board German Society of Coloproctology
  • 2003-2011: Secretary: European Union of Medical Specialists, U.E.M.S. European Board of Surgical Qualification Division Coloproctology

Editorial board member:

  • Until 2012: Colorectal Disease
  • Until 2013: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
  • Since 2014: Hamdan Medical Journal

Honorary membership in professional societies:

  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (Honorary Fellow)
  • Society of Coloproctology of Serbia and Montenegro (Honorary Member)

Academic and clinical positions:

  • 2008: today Head Section Coloproctology Department of Surgery, University Erlangen-Nürnberg, FAU, Germany
  • 2002: today Associate Professor Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, FAU, Germany
  • 1998: today Chief, General and Visceral Surgery Department of Surgery, University Erlangen-Nürnberg, FAU, Germany

Muhammed Imran Aslam

Muhammad Imran Aslam

Muhammad Imran Aslam 

Current position

  • Speciality Registrar (ST7), University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicestershire, United Kingdom (since 2012)
  • Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine, University of Leicester, United Kingdom (since August, 2016)

Medical school

King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan (Graduated in 2001)

General surgical and colorectal training

  • Basic Surgical Training - East-Midland Healthcare Workforce Deanery, United Kingdom
  • Higher Surgical Training and Colorectal Training, EastMidland Healthcare Workforce Deanery, United Kingdom

Main clinical and research interests

  • Plasma and Tissue miRNAs in colorectal cancer and ulcerative colitis
  • Biomarkers for high risk colorectal neoplasia and colorectal cancer screening
  • Cell free DNA and liquid biopsy for colorectal cancers
  • Serious gaming for the education of surgical trainees
  • Virtual reality for medical education

Member of the Education Committee since

2015

Additional information

Showcase trainee representative for General Surgery, EastMidland Healthcare Workforce Deanery
Winner of Harold Ellis, Medipex Innovation Award and EastMidland Business Development & Innovation Fellowship Awards.

Posts in professional societies:

  • 2011-2012 Affiliate member of the American College of Surgeons
  • 2011-2012 International member of the American College of Surgeons education committee

PhD Thesis:

MicoRNAs are novel biomarkers for colorectal cancer

Richard Brady

Richard Brady*

Richard Brady 

Current position

Consultant colorectal surgeon, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Hospitals trust, Newcastle, UK (since 2017)

Medical school

The Queens' University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK (Graduated in 2001)

General surgical and colorectal training

  • 2016: ESCP travelling fellow to Japan
  • 2016: Senior intestinal failure and IBD surgical fellowship, Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK
  • 2015: National ALSGBI Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Fellowship, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Trust, Newcastle, UK
  • 2009-2015: Higher surgical training, Edinburgh, Scotland

Main clinical and research interests

  • Intestinal failure
  • Inflammatory bowel disease surgery
  • Advanced technology and social media in surgery

Member of the Education Committee since

2014

Additional information

  • 2014: Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCSEd)
  • 2014: Post-graduate Research degree (MD), University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Richard is also a member of the ESCP Communications Committee, chair of the app development and previous website working groups. He is the owner of the social media and technology consultancy researchactive.com. He has held many previous representative positions and is a keen advocate of opening access to and the modernisation of high quality colorectal surgical care. His post-graduate research degree was on the subject of the chemoprevention of colorectal cancer and he is currently involved in a number of international collaborations, including as one of the founders of the #colorectalsurgery social media campaign.

Eloy Espin

Eloy Espin (Ex-officio)

Eloy Espin 

Current position

Professor of Surgery, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (since 2010)

Main clinical and research interests

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Pelvic floor
  • Anal fistula
  • Laparoscopy

Member of the Education Committee since

2013

Additional information

  • 2013-2017: General secretary of the ESCP
  • 2001: European Board of Coloproctology
  • 2008: International Fellow ASCRS
  • Author of more than 250 national presentations and 100 international presentations.
  • Author or co-author of 34 national and 79 international publications.

Edgar Furnee

Edgar Furnee

Edgar Furnée

Current position

Consultant colorectal surgeon, Department of Abdominal surgery, University Medical Centre, Groningen, the Netherlands (since 2016)

Medical school

Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands (Graduated in 2006)

General surgical and colorectal training

  • 2016: Fellow pelvic floor/ advanced colorectal cancer surgery, University of Aarhus, Denmark (Fellowship grant of the European Society of Coloproctology, ESCP)
  • 2016: Fellow in laparoscopic and colorectal surgery, University of Turin, Italy (Fellowship grant of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, EAES)
  • 2014-2015: Registrar in laparoscopic and colorectal surgery, Diakonessenhuis Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 2014-2015: Clinical assistant intestinal failure/IBD, St Mark’s Hospital, London, UK
  • 2012-2013: Resident in general surgery, Diakonessenhuis Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 2010-2011: Resident in general surgery, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Netherlands

Main clinical and research interests

  • Colorectal cancer surgery
  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
  • Proctology
  • Functional pelvic floor surgery

Member of the Education Committee since

2016

Additional information

International clinical observerships:

  • 2016: Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • 2016: Korean Society of Coloproctology (KSCP), Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • 2015: Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York City, USA

Posts in professional societies:

  • Since 2015: Continuing Medical Education (CME) Test constructor, Dutch Medical Journal, Netherlands
  • 2012-2013: Guideline committee on the management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)

PhD Thesis:

Surgery for Complex Disorders of the Upper Digestive Tract, Utrecht University, the Netherlands (doctoral degree ceremony: 2010)

 

Kat Gash

Katherine Gash

Katherine Gash

Dieter Hahnloser

Dieter Hahnloser

Dieter Hahnloser

Current position

Head of colorectal surgery and proctology, Department of visceral surgery, University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland (since 2012)

Medical school

  • 1990-94: Medical School, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1988-90: Medical School, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

General surgical and colorectal training

  • 2002-2003: Clinical Fellow Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN, USA
  • 2000-2001: Research Fellow Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN, USA
  • 1999-2000: Junior consultant, Service de Chirurgie, Hôpital cantonal Fribourg
  • 1996-1999: Resident, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Zürich
  • 1995-1996: Resident, Service de Chirurgie, Hôpital de Zone Montreux
  • 1995: Research Fellow in surgical infectiology, Surgical Department, Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University, Montreal

Main clinical and research interests

  • Minimal invasive surgery for colorectal cancer
  • Recurrent rectal cancer
  • Chronic ulcerative colitis
  • Surgical education, virtual reality

Member of the Education Committee since

2013

Additional information

  • 2012: Professor of Surgery, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2008: Fellow of the American Society of Colorectal Surgeons (FASCRS)
  • 2008: Swiss Board of Visceral Surgery
  • 2007: Venia Legendi, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2003: EBSQ (European Board of Surgery Qualification) in Coloproctology
  • 2003: Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Zurich
  • 2001: Swiss Board of Surgery

Editorial board member:

  • Since 2014: Associate Editor Colorectal Disease
  • Since 2009: Associate Editor for Coloproctology World Journal of Surgery

Fillipo LaTorre

Filippo la Torre

Fillipo LaTorre

Current position

Associate Professor, 'Sapienza', Rome University, Italy (since 2001)

Medical school

'Sapienza', Rome University, Italy (Graduated in 1975)

General surgical and colorectal training

  • 1984-1987: Tomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA
  • 1982: University Goteborg, Sweden,
  • 1975-1980: 'Sapienza', Rome University, Italy

Main clinical and research interests

  • Colorectal surgery
  • Digestive Surgery
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Hepato-Pancreatic Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Member of the Education Committee since

2013

Additional information

Posts in professional societies:

  • 2016-today: Treasurer, Executive Board Member, European Society of Colo-Proctology
  • 2003-today: Founder and Member, Società Italiana Chirurgia Colo-Rettale
  • 1998-today: President, Associazione Laziale Stomizzati Incontinenti
  • 1984-today: Member, Società Italiana di Chirurgia
  • 2015-2017: President Elect, Collegio Italiano Chirurghi
  • 2015-2016: Executive Board Member, European Society of Colo-Proctology
  • 2013-2015: Executive Board Member, Collegio Italiano Chirurghi
  • 2013-2016: Central Europe Representative, European Society of Colo-Proctology
  • 2010-2013: National Representative, European Society of Colo-Proctology
  • 2008-2009: President, Società Italiana Chirurgia Colo-Rettale
  • 2005-2006: Vice-President, Società Italiana Chirurgia Colo-Rettale
  • 2005-2009 Executive Board Member, Società Italiana Chirurgia Colo-Rettale
  • 2001-2005: President, International Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Society
  • 1999-2001: Treasurer, Associazione Italiana Stomizzati
  • 1998-2003: Executive Board Member, Società Italiana di Colo-Proctologia
  • 1996-2001: Founder and Vice-President, International Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Society
  • 1994-1998: Member, Società Italiana di Colo-Proctologia

Mark Potter

Mark Potter

Mark Potter

Current position

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer (University of Edinburgh), Department of Surgery , Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland (since 2002)

Medical school

Edinburgh Medical School, University of Edinburgh, Scotland (Graduated in 1990)

General surgical and colorectal training

1997-2002 South East of Scotland Specialist Surgical Training

Main clinical and research interests

  • Laparoscopic colorectal Surgery (surgical site infection and anastomotic leak)
  • Advanced therapeutic colonoscopy
  • Combined pelvic surgery for advanced malignancy and endometriosis
  • Pelvic floor disorders

Member of the Education Committee since

2016

Additional information

  • Mark Potter has a keen interest in surgical training being member of the development and examination boards for the online Edinburgh Surgical Sciences Qualification (ESSQ) http://www.essqchm.rcsed.ac.uk from its inception in 2006. This is collaboration between the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh
  • He is also on the Faculty for the European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Course in Dundee since 2009 teaching advanced laparoscopic surgery to senior trainees
  • He is medical advisor to Professor Alan Murray, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh for the IMAPCT Trial (Implantable Microsystems for Personalised Anti-cancer Therapy)
  • Surgical advisor to Health Protection Scotland for the Health Associated Infection Short life working group for Surgical Site infections

Harald Rosen

Harald Rosen

Harald Rosen

Current position

Chair of Surgical Oncology, Sigmund Freud University (SFU), Vienna, Austria

Medical school

University of Vienna, Medical School (Graduated in 1984)

General surgical and colorectal training

  • 1992-2003: Danube Hospital, SMZ-Ost, Dept. of Surgery, Vienna, Austria
  • 1984-1991: Hanusch Medical Centre, Dept. of Surgery, Vienna, Austria

Main clinical and research interests

  • Functional pelvic floor disorders
  • Anterior resection syndrome

Member of the Education Committee since

2013

Additional information

  • Editor in Chief Hamdan Medical Journal (HMJ), Dubai, UAE
  • Member of the Educational Committee of UEG

 

Pierpaulo Sileri

Pierpaolo Sileri

Pierpaolo Sileri 

Current position

Consultant Surgeon, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Policlinico Tor Vergata, Director Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery Master Program, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy (since 2008)

Medical school

University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy (Graduated in 1998)

General surgical and colorectal training

  • 2003-2005: John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
  • 1999-2004: University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
  • 1999-2002: University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Main clinical and research interests

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Pelvic floor
  • Minimally invasive surgery and new technologies

Member of the Education Committee since

2015

Additional information

  • 2002 Master of Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Adjunct Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

PhD Thesis:

  • 2007: PhD in Robotic Surgery, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

Posts in professional societies:

  • Young Member Committee ASCRS
  • Councillor Roman Society of Surgery
  • Councillor Italian Society of Colorectal Surgery

Editorial board member:

  • World Journal Gastroenterology (2011-2013; 2013-2016)
  • World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (2013-2016)
  • Techniques in Coloproctology (2012-1016)
  • IRSN surgery (2011-2016)
  • World Journal Surgical Procedure (2011-2016)
  • World Journal Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology (since 2012)
  • Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (since 2012)
  • SRL Reproductive Medicine & Gynecology (since 2016)
  • Journal of Clinical Nephrology (since 2016)
  • Journal Gastrointestinal Digestive System (since 2016)
  • Journal of Hepatology and Gastrointestinal Disorders (since 2015)
  • Journal of Surgical Oncology and Clinical Practice (since 2016)
  • Mini-Invasive Surgery (Section Editor since 2016)
  • Annal Laparoscopic Endoscopic Surgery (since 2016)

Baljit Singh

Baljit Singh

Baljit Singh 

Current position

Consultant Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, UK (since 2009)

Medical school

Oxford University, UK (Graduated in 1992)

General surgical and colorectal training

  • 2001-2004: Specialist Registrar, Oxford region, UK
  • 2005-2009: Clinical Lecturer and Surgeon Scientist, Nuffield Department of Surgery, Oxford, UK

Main clinical and research interests

  • Colorectal cancer
  • New technologies
  • Biomarkers
  • Anal fistula
  • IBD

Member of the Education Committee since

2013

Additional information

Posts in professional societies:

  • 2014-today: Member of the ESCP Cohort Studies Group
  • 2014-today: Member of the New Technology Committee American Society of Colorectal Surgeons (ASCRS)
  • 2014-today: Member of the National Bowel Cancer Audit (NBOCA) Clinical Advisory Group
  • 2013-today: Member of Council Coloproctology Section, Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) and Treasurer
  • 2014-2017: Treasurer Association of Coloporctology GB&I (ACPGBI) and Executive member of the ACPGBI
  • 2013: Deputy and now Acting Director of the Scientific Committee of the Association of Surgeon GB&I (ASGBI)
  • 2010-2016: Member of the Research and Audit Committee ACPGBI

Reviewer:

  • British Journal of Surgery
  • World Journal of Surgery
  • Techniques in Coloproctology

PHD Thesis:

Oxford University (UK) in 2004

Samson Tou

Samson Tou

Samson Tou

Current position

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, UK (since 2012)

Medical school

University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK (Graduated in 1997)

General surgical and colorectal training

  • 2010-2012: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, Australia
  • 2004-2010: East Anglia Higher Surgical Training, East Anglia, UK
  • 2001-2004: University College London, London, UK
  • 2000-2001: Kent & Canterbury Hospital, Kent, UK
  • 1998-2000: Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton, UK
  • 1998: Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan, UK
  • 1997-1998: Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK

Main clinical and research interests

  • Minimally invasive rectal cancer surgery (laparoscopic/ robotic/ TEO)
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Technologies in surgery

Member of the Education Committee since

2015

Additional information

Posts in professional societies:

  • Member of the ESCP Scientific Committee

Editorial board member:

  • Associate Editor, Colorectal Disease
  • Editor, Cochrane Colorectal Cancer Group

Postgraduate training:

  • 2012: FRCS (ad eundem), Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • 2011: Master of Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • 2009: FRCS, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2006: Master of Surgery, University of London, London, UK

 

David Zimmerman

David Zimmerman

David Zimmerman

Current position

Colorectal Surgeon/ Surgical Oncologist/ Chairman, Department of Surgery, Elisabeth – TweeSteden Hospital , Tilburg, The Netherlands (since 2011)

Medical school

Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Graduated in 2003)

General surgical and colorectal training

  • Reinier de Graaf Hospital , Delft, NL (General)
  • Erasmus University Medical centre, Rotterdam, NL (General)
  • Diakonessenhuis Utrecht, Utrecht, NL (Coloproctology)
  • University College Hospital, London, UK (Coloproctology)
  • Cleveland Clinics Florida, Weston, USA (Travelling Fellow)
  • EBSQ Coloproctology 2011
  • Main clinical and research interests
  • Treatment of Perianal Fistulas
  • Minimally Invasive Treatment of Rectal Cancer
  • Cancer Treatment in the Elderly
  • Transanal Surgery



Member of the Education Committee since

2013

Additional information

  • PhD Thesis “Diagnosis and Classification of Perianal Fistulas” (Erasmus University, Rotterdam, 2003)
  • Examiner, EBSQ Coloproctology exam

*Communications Committee