Dieter Hahnloser

Dieter Hahnloser (Chair)

 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

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

Cristian Blajut

Cristian Blajut (Young ESCP)

 Cristian Blajut

Current position

Specialty registrar surgeon, Central Military Emergency University Hospital, Bucharest, Romania (since March 2017 )

Medical school

“Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Name, Bucharest, Romania (graduated in 2010)

General surgical and colorectal training

Fundeni Clinical Institute, Bucharest, Romania

Main clinical and research interests

  • Minimally invasive colorectal surgery
  • Incipient rectal cancer
  • Virtual reality for medical education

Member of the Education Committee since

2017

Pascal Doornebosch

Pascal Doornebosch 

Pascal Doornebosch

Current position

Colorectal surgeon, IJsselland Hospital, Capelle aan den IJssel, the Netherlands (since 2009)

Medical school

Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands; graduated in 1996

General surgical and colorectal training

  • Surgical resident in Alrijne Hospital, Leiderdorp, the Netherlands, from 2000-2002 and 2004-2006
  • Surgical resident in Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands, from 2002-2004
  • Surgeon in advanced training (surgical oncology) in Erasmus University Hospital, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from 2006-2008
  • Staff surgeon (colorectal and HPB) in Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands in 2008
  • Staff Surgeon (colorectal) in IJsselland Hospital since 2009

Main clinical and research interests

  • Rectal cancer (early rectal cancer, TaTME, wait-and-see etc.)
  • Colorectal liver metastases, open and laparoscopic
  • Proctology
  • Research: anastomotic leakage, local excision for advanced rectal adenomas, immunotherapy in colorectal cancer, liver metastases

Member of the Education Committee since

2017

Additional information

  • PhD thesis in 2010 (TEM in rectal cancer, outcome and tumor selection)
  • Since 2018, head of training surgical residents in IJsselland Hospital
  • Participated in several working groups for writing national guidelines (anal cancer and proctology)
  • Member of scientific committee for Dutch Colorectal Audit, faculty (proctor) for TaTME.

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

  • 2017: International Scholarship, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, USA
  • 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:

  • 2017: Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 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) editor, 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)

 Alvaro Garcia Granero

Alvaro Garcia-Granero (Young ESCP)

Alvaro Garcia-Granero

Current position

Consultant/attending surgeon. Colorectal Surgery Unit. Hospital Universitario Son Espases, Palma de Mallorca, since July 2019.

Medical school

Medicine and Surgery at Valencia University, from 2001 to 2007.

General surgical and colorectal training

  • Residency/specialisation in General Surgery, Hospital Clínico, University of Valencia (2008-2013)
  • Consultant/attending surgeon:
    • General Surgery: Hospital Arnau de Vilanova de Valencia (July 2013-March 2014)
    • Colorectal Surgery; Hospital Universitario Bellvitge de Barcelona (May 2014 – October 2014)
    • Colorectal Surgery: Hospital Universitario Vall d´Hebron de Barcelona (November 2014 – May 2015)
    • Colorectal Surgery: Hospital Universitario y Politecnico La Fe de Valencia (June 2015 – July 2019)
  • 2014 Coloproctology Fellow of the Spanish Association of Coloproctology, Colorectal Surgery Unit, Hopital Universitario Vall d'Hebron and Hospital Universitario Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain (May 2014 – May 2015)

Main clinical and research interests

Training and research focused on digestive disease, with clinical interest in surgical treatment of colorectal diseases, with open and minimally invasive approach, proctology, inflammatory bowel diseases, reoperative pelvic surgery for cancer.

Member of the Education Committee since

2019

Additional information

  • Doctoral thesis: 'Procalcitonin and c-reactive protein as early predictors of anastomotic leak in colorectal surgery. A prospective observational study' May 2013. Distinction 'Cum laude' (May 2013) and Doctoral Extraordinary Prize by University of Valencia (February 2016)
  • Secretary of Coloproctology Section of Spanish Association of Surgeons
  • Y-ESCP Co-ordinator of the Y-ESCP Working group of the European Manual of Medicine: Coloproctology for the resource section of the ESCP Website

Marcos Gomez Ruiz

Marcos Gómez Ruiz

Marcos Gómez Ruiz

Current position

Consultant, Colorectal Surgery, Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla, Santander, Spain (since January 2010)

Medical school

University of Cantabria, Medical School, Graduated in 2000

General surgical and colorectal training

Hospital Universitario Son Dureta, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Main clinical and research interests

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery/Robotic Surgery
  • taTME and pouch surgery
  • Neuromonitoring
  • Stereotactic surgery
  • Medical Simulation

Member of the Education Committee since

2018

Additional information

  • MD-PhD, EBSQ-Coloproctology
  • Instructor in Medical Simulation, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology and the Center for Medical Simulation, Boston, MA, USA
  • Research Coordinator/Principal Investigator of MIRCAST (Minimally Invasive Right Colectomy Anastomosis Study)
  • Member Steering Committee RESET (Rectal Surgery Evaluation Trial)

Roel Hompes

Roel Hompes

Roel Hompes

Current position

Colorectal Surgeon, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam – University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands since October 2017. Previously Similar position in Oxford, UK

Medical school

  • Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven. Belgium
  • Graduated as MD in 2002
  • Graduated as Colorectal Surgeon in 2009

General surgical and colorectal training

University Hospital Gasthuisberg Leuven , Belgium (under Prof. D’Hoore and Prof. F. Penninckx). Further specialised colorectal training in colorectal department of Basingstoke (UK) and Oxford (UK) under supervision of B. Moran and Prof. N. Mortensen respectively.

Main clinical and research interests

  • Surgical innovation and surgical education
  • Improvement of outcomes in patients with rectal cancer
  • Management of chronic pelvic sepsis

Member of the Education Committee since

2017

Additional information

  • Clinical Lead UK TaTME Pilot training Program
  • Editorial Board Techniques in Coloproctology
  • Member Steering Committee International TaTME Registry

 

Tina van Loon

Tina van Loon (Young ESCP)

 Tina van Loon

Current position

Surgeon in training / Surgical resident, Elisabeth TweeSteden Hospital, Tilburg, the Netherlands

Medical school

Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands, 2007-2013

General surgical and colorectal training

2014 - present: Surgical resident, Elisabeth TweeSteden Hospital Tilburg, the Netherlands

Main clinical and research interests

  • High output ileostomy
  • Quality of care and quality of life in new ostomy patients
  • Coloproctology

Member of the Education Committee since

2017

Klaus Matzel

Klaus Matzel (Chair, European School of Coloproctology)

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

 Monica Millan

Monica Millan

Monica Millan

Current position

Consultant surgeon, Coloproctology Unit, Department of General and Digestive Surgery, La Fe University Hospital, Valencia, Spain (since 2019)

Medical school

University of Valencia Medical School, Valencia, Spain (graduated in 1996)

General surgical and colorectal training

  • General surgical training: Arnau de Vilanova Hospital, Valencia, Spain
  • Colorectal training: Clinical Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA (2005-2006)

Main clinical and research interests

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Colorectal cancer and elderly patients
  • Complex proctology

Member of the Education Committee since

2019

Additional information

Dr Monica Millan is currently one of the staff surgeons in the Colorectal Surgery Unit at La Fe University Hospital in Valencia, Spain. She obtained her PhD degree (2005) from the University of Valencia, Spain. After completing a clinical fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA, she worked as a staff surgeon in Bellvitge University Hospital in Barcelona, Spain for eight years, and as chief of the Coloproctology Unit, in Joan XXIII University Hospital and as associate Clinical Professor of Surgery in the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona, Spain. She has also received several travel scholarships including an ESCP Fellowship in St Mark's Hospital (2013).

She is a co-author of over 70 publications in index journals, an International Fellow of the American Society of Colorectal Surgeons (ASCRS), and currently participates as an examiner for the EBSQ Coloproctology examination.

 

Danilo Miskovic

Danilo Miskovic

Danilo Miskovic

Current position

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow, UK (since 2017)

General surgical and colorectal training

He completed his surgical training in Zurich (Switzerland) and permanently moved to the UK in 2007. After training as a registrar in Surrey and completion of his PhD in London, he had subspecialist training in minimally-invasive surgery as a fellow at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.

Main clinical and research interests

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Advanced minimally-invasive surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Surgical education
  • Quality in colorectal cancer surgery
  • Surgical technology

Member of the Education Committee since

2018

Additional information

Senior appointments:

  • Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow/ London (2017-present)
  • Associate Professor and Consultant Surgeon, St James University Hospital, Leeds (2012-2016)
  • Fellow, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth (2010-2012)
  • Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant, Imperial College London and St Mary’s Hospital (2008-2010)

He has authored over 70 publications and book chapters and holds a PhD in laparoscopic colorectal surgery training from Imperial College London.

Gabriela Moslein

Gabriela Möslein (ex-officio/ESCP Secretary)

Gabriela Möslein

Current position

Director, Center for Hereditary Tumors, HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal, University Witten/Herdecke since October 2015

Medical school

Graduated in Bonn, Germany

General surgical and colorectal training

  • Surgical training in Bonn, Heidelberg, Nishinomiya (Japan) and Rochester MN
  • Research in molecular genetics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

Main clinical and research interests

  • Hereditary predisposition to cancer (gastrointestinal)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Prophylactic surgery
  • taTME and pouch surgery
  • Continent ileostomy
  • Incontinence surgery
  • Prospective Lynch syndrome registry
  • Chemoprevention in hereditary disease

Member of the Education Committee since

2017

Additional information

  • Initiator and Coordinator of the Mallorca Group
  • Board Chair of the EHTG (European Hereditary Tumor Group)
  • Strong engagement in patient advocacy

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)
  • Research into Anastomotic Leak (ATOMIC Anastomotic Tissue Oxygenation Monitoring in Clinical Practice)
  • Surgical advisor to Health Protection Scotland for the Health Associated Infection Short life working group for Surgical Site infections

 Inés Rubio-Pérez

Inés Rubio-Pérez

Inés Rubio-Pérez

Current position

Jr Consultant/Attending Surgeon, Colorectal Surgery Unit, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain, 2012 to date.

Medical school

  • Degree in Medicine and Surgery at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2000-2006
  • Elective Undergraduate Observership in the Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Upper Limb Orthopaedic Firm, University College Hospital, London, UK, July 2005

General surgical and colorectal training

  • Residency training (general surgery): Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Madrid, May 2007-May 2012
  • Postgraduate Teaching Term and Clinical Observership, St Mark's Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex, London, October-December 2011
  • A&E surgeon (on-call, general surgery), Hospital Universitario Severo Ochoa, Leganés, Madrid, August 2012- January 2014
  • Honorary Clinical Fellow/Observer in Oxford University Hospitals (John Radcliffe and Churchill), Oxford, March-May 2017
  • ESCP Observership, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, March-April 2019

Main clinical and research interests

  • Main areas of interest are colorectal cancer and colorectal functional disorders, especially pelvic floor and SNS therapy.
  • Research in the fields of colorectal surgery and infectious diseases, with a special interest in surgical infections and postoperative complications.
  • Actively involved in education and innovation, organising educational events for students and residents and participating as speaker in different congresses and courses.
  • Active member in national and international societies and engaged with scientific social media.
  • Collaborator and advocate for patient support association for faecal incontinence (ASIA) in Spain and hospital coordinator for national patient safety programmes.

Member of the Education Committee since

2019

Additional information

  • PhD Thesis: Study of clinical profiles and risk factors of multi-resistant Gram- negative infections in General Surgery patients, November, 2015, Distinction 'Cum laude'
  • Recorder and Education Committee Coordinator, European Surgical Infection Society (SIS-E)
  • Community member, WHO GIEESC (Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care)
  • Spanish Surgical Society (AEC): Secretary of the Surgical Infection chapter
  • Clinical Collaborator (Associate Professor), Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Editorial Board Member, Surgical Infections Journal

Twitter: @InesRPsurg
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/inesrubioperez
Publications: www.researchgate.net/profile/Ines_Rubio-Perez

Mostafa Shalaby

Mostafa Shalaby (Young ESCP) 

 Mostafa Shalaby

Current position

  • Lecturer of Surgery, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt (since 2017)
  • Consultant of Colorectal Surgery, Mansoura University Hospitals, Mansoura, Egypt (since 2017)

Medical school

Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt (graduated in 2007)

General surgical and colorectal training

  • Mansoura University Hospitals / Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
  • Policlinico Tor Vergara Hospital / University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

Main clinical and research interests

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Benign anorectal conditions

Member of the Education Committee since

2017

Additional information

  • PhD of Surgery, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
  • University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
  • Master Degree of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
  • Master Degree in Surgery (MSc), Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

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

Antonino Spinelli

Antonino Spinelli (ex officio - Assistant Secretary)

Antonino Spinelli

Current position

Director of the Colon and Rectal Surgery Unit, Humanitas Research Hospital, Milan, Italy
Full 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

Member of the Education Committee since

2019

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).

Jasper Stijns

Jasper Stijns (Young ESCP)

Jasper Stijns

Current position

Surgical Resident at UZ Leuven, Belgium

Medical school

2005-2012: KU Leuven, Belgium

General surgical and colorectal training

  • 2012-2014: general surgery resident at Europaziekenhuizen, St Michel, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2014-2015: general surgery resident at UZ Leuven, Belgium
  • 2015-2017: general surgery resident (differentiation abdominal surgery) at ETZ Tweesteden Hospital, Tilburg, The Netherlands
  • 2017- present: general surgery resident at UZ Leuven

Main clinical and research interests

  • Coloproctology
  • Peri anal fistula

Member of the Education Committee since

2017

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

Marek Zawadzki

Marek Zawadzki

Marek Zawadzki

Current position

Consultant Surgeon, Wroclaw Regional Hospital, Research and Development Center, Wroclaw, Poland (since 2012)

Medical school

Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland (graduated in 2000)

General surgical and colorectal training

  • 2012-2014: Regional Hospital Wroclaw, Poland (Surgical Oncology Fellowship)
  • 2010-2011: University of Illinois School of Medicine at Chicago, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois, USA, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, USA (Minimally Invasive Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship)
  • 2002-2008: Center of Oncology, Bielsko-Biala, Poland (General Surgery Residency)

Main clinical and research interests

  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Robotic surgery

Member of the Education Committee since

2017

Additional information

PhD-thesis 'Comparison of robotic and laparoscopic low anterior resection', 2013

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
  • Innovation and Implementation of New Technology (Including Robotic Surgery)



Member of the Education Committee since

2013

Additional information

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

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