Richard Brady

Richard Brady (Chair)

 Richard Brady 

Current position

Consultant colorectal surgeon, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Hospitals Trust, 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

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 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.

Erman Aytac

Erman Aytac (Ass. Chair and Research Rep)

Erman Aytac

Current position

Associate Professor of Surgery, Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University, Istanbul, Turkey (since 2015). Staff Surgeon, Acibadem Maslak Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey (since 2016).

Medical school

Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey (graduated in 2006)

General surgical and colorectal training

  • Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey (graduated in 2011)
  • Research/clinical research/clinical fellowship, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA (graduated in 2016)

Main clinical and research interests

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Pelvic floor and intestinal motility disorders
  • Minimally invasive and complex abdominopelvic surgery

Additional information

  • Primary and co-investigator in numerous national or international research studies. His studies have received awards from the Eczacıbaşı Scientific Research and Medical Award Fund, the Turkish Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, and the American College of Surgeons.
  • Involved in numerous national and international medical/surgical meetings as a member of organising committee (including chairperson) and as an invited speaker or presenter.
  • Works as an editorial board member or reviewer in many prestigious national/international journals.

Peter Christensen

Peter Christensen (Global Outreach Committee Rep)

Peter Christensen

Current position

Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark, and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Pelvic Floor Unit, Department of Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark

Medical school

Aarhus University, Denmark (1994)

General surgical and colorectal training

  • 2010: Karolinska Sjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2010: International certified colorectal surgeon by EBQS/Coloproctology
  • 2008-2012: Staff specialist, Department of Surgery P, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
  • 2002-2008: Registrar/senior registrar, Departments of Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital and Randers Hospital, Denmark
  • 1998-2001: Research Fellow, Department of Surgery P, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark

Main clinical and research interests

  • Patient reported outcomes
  • App development for scientific purpose in health
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Sequelae following cancer treatment
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation
  • Surgery for functional bowel problems
  • Neurogenic bowel dysfunction

Additional information

  • Author or co-author of 61 scientific papers published in international peer reviewed journals (cit. 1.052, H-index: 20),
  • Doctoral thesis (2009) and , PHD thesis (2002), Aarhus University (2002), Denmark
  • Supervisor of three completed PhD thesis, main supervisor of two ongoing Phd studies
  • Referee for several international scientific journals
  • Member of Advisory Boards for Coloplast and Wellspect

Niki Christou

Niki Christou (Young ESCP Rep)

Niki Christou

Current position

Associate Professor, Limoges University, France, and Consultant Digestive surgery, Department of Digestive Surgery, Limoges University Hospital, France, since September 2020

Medical school

  • Medical Doctor with Digestive surgery specialisation, Limoges University, France since November 2015
  • Oncological surgery specialisation, since November 2017

General surgical and colorectal training

  • Digestive surgery department, Limoges University Hospital, France
  • Colorectal surgery department, University Hospital Birmingham, United Kingdom

Main clinical and research interests

  • Mini-invasive colorectal surgery
  • Clinical and translational research for colorectal cancer
  • Fundamental research in colorectal cancer initiating cells
  • Surgical site infections

Additional information

  • PhD Thesis on colorectal cancer initiating cells, 2017, Limoges University
  • Head of the Chair of Excellence of Colorectal Cancer Research, since 2019, Limoges University, France
  • Coordinator of the membership committee of #OpenSourceResearch
  • Coordinator of the French report on surgical site infections under the aegis of the French Association of Surgery (AFC).

Debborah Keller

Deborah Keller (ex officio)

Deborah Keller

Current position

  • Assistant Professor, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery
  • Population Sciences Group, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center
  • New York, NY USA (since 2018)

Medical school

Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, 2007

General surgical and colorectal training

  • Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • UH-Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA (Clinical Research)
  • St Vincent Medical Center, Allegheny General Health System, Erie, PA, USA
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
  • Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA

Main clinical and research interests

Advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery

Additional information

  • Editorial board of Colorectal Disease, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, and Techniques in Coloproctology
  • New Technologies Committee, ASCRS
  • Young Surgeons Committee, ASCRS
  • Medical Scientific Advisory Committee, Colorectal Cancer Alliance
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee, ASCRS
  • Safety, Outcomes, and Quality Committee, SAGES (Chair- 2019-2021)
  • Oncology Task Force, SAGES
  • Colon Standards Committee, SAGES
  • Cancer Care Standards Development Committee. American College of Surgeons

Yasuko Maeda

Yasuko Maeda (Guidelines Rep)

Yasuko Maeda

Currrent position

Western General Hospital and University of Edinburgh, UK

Medical School

Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine

General surgical and colorectal training

Trained in Japan, UK, Denmark and South Africa. Qualified as a specialist surgeon in Denmark in 2013.

Main clinical and research interest

  • Pelvic Floor Disorder, particularly minimally invasive treatment for faecal incontinence
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intestinal failure

Additional information

  • 2016: EBSQ
  • 2015: Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • 2010: Master of Philosophy (MPhil), University of London
  • Committee member of International Continence Society Committee 16 (2016) and 17 (2016 -2020)
  • Current reviewer for
    • British Journal of Surgery
    • Diseases of Colon and Rectum
    • Colorectal Disease
    • Techniques in Coloproctology
    • International Journal of Colorectal Disease
    • BMC Surgery.
  • Examiner of European Board specialist examination of coloproctology
  • Reviewer of NIHR grant application
  • Appraiser for Health Technology Wales.  
  • >40 peer-reviewed papers and 5 book chapters to date

Twitter handle@yazmaeda

Happy to be contacted to support any good cause for the prosperity of colorectal surgery and mentor/train anyone interested in proctology/pelvic floor disorders/colorectal research.

 Gianluca Pellino

Gianluca Pellino (Young ESCP)

Gianluca Pellino

Current position

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Naples, Italy; Advanced Formation and Research, University Hospital Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona

Medical school

Graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 2008 at the Second University of Naples, Italy (MD)

General surgical and colorectal training

  • General and Colorectal Surgery, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
  • ESCP 2016 Colorectal Fellow, Colorectal Surgery, Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK
  • Colorectal Clinical Assistant, St. Mark’s Hospital and Academic Institute, Harrow, UK
  • AECP International Colorectal Fellow 2017, Colorectal Unit, Hospital “La Fe” Valencia, Spain
  • Colorectal Unit, University Hospital Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona, Spain

Main clinical and research interests

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Pelvic exenteration
  • Transanal minimally-invasive colorectal surgery (TAMIS, TaTME) and Robotic surgery
  • Applied colorectal anatomy

Additional information

  • Fellow of the European Board of Surgery (FEBS), Coloproctology 2018
  • International Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (FASCRS), 2018
  • PhD “Doctor Europaeus” in Translational Medicine (2018), Thesis on TaTME and Pelvic exenterations
  • Member of the Young European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (Y-ECCO) Committee
  • Member of the IBD Section and of the Communication and Research Committees of the Italian Society of Colorectal Surgery (SICCR)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Techniques in Coloproctology (Social Media Editor)
  • Editor Assistant 2019 British Journal of Surgery
  • Associate Editor of BMC Surgery
  • Editorial Board of World Journal of Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology Research and Practice, Medicine
  • EuroSurg co-chair 2017-2018 and ItSurg vice-chair since 2017

Twitter handle: @GianlucaPellino

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gianluca-pellino-b55b9641/

Frederic Ris

Frederic Ris (Ass. Chair Membership & Regional Rep)

Frederic Ris

Current position

Professor of Surgery, Geneva University Hospitals and medical school, Geneva, Switzerland

Medical school

Geneva University and medical school, Geneva, Switzerland (graduated in 1999)

General surgical and colorectal training

  • Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Lachen Hospital, Lachen, Switzerland
  • St Luc Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
  • Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford, United Kingdom

Main clinical and research interests

  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Pelvic floor disorders and proctology
  • Fluorescence imaging
  • Teaching surgery

Member of the Communications Committee since

2020

Additional information

  • Swiss ESCP National Representative since 2016
  • Member of editorial board of Techniques in Coloproctology
  • President of the ASRCC, French Swiss Laparoscopic Association
  • Member of the committee of the Swiss Visceral Surgical Society
  • Member of the Swiss Surgical Society, ESA, SALTC, ESSO, among others
  • Supporting any coloproctology activity in Switzerland

Baljit Singh

Baljit Singh (Journal Rep)

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

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

Antonino Spinelli

Antonino Spinelli (ex officio -  Secretary)

Antonino Spinelli

Current position

Chief, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Humanitas Research Hospital, Milan, Italy
Associate Professor of Surgery, Humanitas University, Milan, Italy

Medical school

  • Graduation in Medicine and Surgery, 2001, Università Degli Studi di Milan, Italy
  • Specialisation in General Surgery, 2007, Università Degli Studi di Milan, Italy
  • PhD on Enhanced Recovery protocols in colorectal surgery, 2011, Università Degli Studi di Catania, italy

General surgical and colorectal training

  • University of Berlin – Charitè, Germany
  • Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Main clinical and research interests

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Rectal Cancer
  • IBD Surgery

Additional information

Professor Spinelli serves as Associate Editor for both the two highest impact Journals dedicated to Colorectal Surgery (Colorectal Disease, the Official Journal of the European Society of Coloproctology, and Disease of the Colon and Rectum, the Official Journal of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery), and as well for the Journal of Anus, Rectum and Colon (JARC, Official Organ of the Japanese Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery).

Additionally, he is Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis (Official Journal of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization) and Coloproctology (Journal of the German Society of Colorectal Surgery).

ESCP Affiliates