Carolynne Vaizey

Carolynne Vaizey (Chair)

Carolynne Vaizey

Carolynne Jane Vaizey was educated at Cape Town University and then trained in General and Trauma Surgery up to consultant level in Johannesburg. On returning to England in 1992 she first worked as a surgical fellow in a district general hospital and then took up a research post at St Mark’s Hospital in Harrow to obtain an MD through the University of London.

At the beginning of 1998 she became a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the Middlesex & University College Hospitals in Central London and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London. In 2003 she took up a new post as Consultant Surgeon at St Mark’s Hospital.

She has particular interests in the management of faecal incontinence, intestinal failure, severe Crohn’s, anal surgery and functional bowel disease. She is the Lead Surgeon for Intestinal Failure at the Lennard Jones National Intestinal Failure Unit at St Mark’s and Director of the Sir Alan Park’s Physiology Unit. She has written 16 book chapters on her specialty interests and has over 100 papers and editorials published in Peer reviewed journals.

Stephanie Breukink

Stéphanie Breukink (Assistant Chair)

Stéphanie Breukink

Current position

Colorectal consultant, Maastricht University Medical Center since 2009

Medical school

University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands. Graduated in 1998

General surgical and colorectal training

  • University Medical Center Gronigen, the Netherlands
  • Colorectal fellowship Flinders Medical Center, Adelaide, Australia

Main clinical and research interests

  • Quality of life after colorectal cancer
  • Pelvic floor disorders

Member of the Guidelines Committee since

2016

Additional information

Dr Stephanie Breukink graduated from University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands. Afterwards she worked for two years as a colorectal fellow in Adelaide, Australia. She started as a colorectal consultant in 2009 at Maastricht University Medical Center, the Netherlands.

In 2006 she defended her PhD: Laparoscopic TME for rectal cancer.

Dr Breukink has developed subspecialty interests in quality of life after colorectal cancer treatment and surgical management of disorders of the pelvic floor and enterocutaneous fistulae.

Willem Bemelman

Willem Bemelman

Willem Bemelman

Current position

Professor in Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Medical school

University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (graduated in 1986 Cum Laude)

General surgical and colorectal training

  • 1988-1990 St Lucas Hospital, Amsterdam
  • 1991-1994 AMC, Amsterdam

Main clinical and research interests

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Complication surgery (abdominal and pelvic disaster)

Member of the Guidelines Committee since

2014

Additional information

  • Thesis (PhD): 'Theoretical and clinical implications of oesophageal reconstruction with the stomach', University of van Amsterdam, 1989
  • H-index 45, > 368 pubmed citations
  • 30 PhD fellows as (co)promotor
  • Member of ESCP Guidelines and Programme Committees
  • Member of the editorial board of Diseases of Colon and Rectum
  • EBSQ Coloproctology Bologna 200

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Triantafyllos Doulias

Triantafyllos Doulias

Current position

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals. Since 2017.

Medical school

University of Belgrade School of Medicine, Serbia. Graduated in 2002.

General surgical and colorectal training

  • Georgios Gennimatas University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK
  • Cambridge Teaching Hospitals, Cambridge, UK
  • Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK

Main clinical and research interests

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Pelvic floor pathology / management of complex perianal fistula
  • Locally advanced rectal cancer / pelvic exenteration
  • Surgical innovation
  • Surgical sepsis

Member of the Guidelines Committee since

2020

Additional information

Qualifications:

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • European Board of Surgical Qualification in coloproctology (EBSQ)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS)
  • Chief Residents Leadership and Management Programme, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, Cambridge University Hospitals

Research:

  • PhD Thesis: Low dose hydrocortisone prolongs survival and reverses endotoxin tolerance in a lethal model of escherichia coli sepsis in adrenalectomized rats Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki, Greece, October 2016
  • MSc Thesis: The effect of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the affected part of the liver on the integrity of the intestinal mucosa barrier. Immunohistochemical expression of nuclear factor kB and oxidative stress Democritus University of Thrace, Greece June 2013

Journal reviewer:

  • British Journal of Surgery (BJS)
  • Colorectal Disease Journal
  • Annals Journal & Bulletin Journal
  • BMJ case reports
  • Archives of International Surgery
  • Annals of Surgery and Transplantation

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Mark Bremholm Ellebæk

Mark Bremholm Ellebæk

Current position

Staff Specialist, Clinical Associate Professor, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark. Since 2015.

Medical school

University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. Graduated in 2008.

General surgical and colorectal training

  • Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark
  • Vejle Hospital, Vejle, Denmark
  • Svendborg Hospital, Svendborg, Denmark

Main clinical and research interests

  • Lower surgical gastroenterology (IBD and rectal cancer surgery)
  • Pediatric surgery (Hirschsprung disease)
  • Emergency surgery/ Complication surgery (VAC, Anastomotic leakage)
  • Animal experimental surgery (SBS, Anastomosis reinforcement)

Member of the Guidelines Committee since

2020

Additional information

PhD entitled 'Topical microdialysis in early detection of complications after gastrointestinal surgery'.

Gaetano Gallo

Gaetano Gallo

Gaetano Gallo

Current position

Researcher, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy since August 2019

Medical school

University of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy (graduated in July 2012)

General surgical and colorectal training

  • Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy
  • Department of Digestive and Endocrine Surgery - Pole Hepato-Digestif, Nouvel Hopital Civil, University Hospital of Strasbourg
  • Department of Colorectal and Pelvic Surgery, AC Camargo Cancer Center, Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Department of Colorectal Surgery, S. Rita Clinic, Vercell, Italy
  • JSCP Travel Fellowship

Main clinical and research interests

  • Haemorrhoidal disease
  • Perianal and rectovaginal fistulas
  • Rectal prolapse
  • IBD
  • Functional and pelvic floor disorders
  • Microbiome and colorectal cancer

Member of the Guidelines Committee since

2020

Additional information

  • Steering Committee of the Italian Society of Colorectal Surgery (S.I.C.C.R.)
  • Junior Editorial Advisory Board Colorectal Disease
  • ESCP Cohort Studies Committee since September 2017

Rosa Jimenez-Rodriguez

Rosa M Jimenez-Rodriguez (Young ESCP)

Rosa Jimenez-Rodriguez

Current position

Colorectal surgeon, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, Spain since 2009

Medical school

Facultad de Medicina Universidad Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain.

General surgical and colorectal training

  • Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, Spain
  • St Marks Hospital, London, United Kingdon
  • City of Hope Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, New York, USA

Main clinical and research interests

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Innovations in Colorectal Surgery
  • Perianal fistula and new approaches to them

Member of the Guidelines Committee since

2017

Additional information

  • PhD Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain
  • European Board of Surgery Qualification - Coloproctology.
  • Member of the Coloproctology Committee in the Spanish Surgery Asociation

Jos Kleijnen

Jos Kleijnen

Jos Kleijnen

Current position

Professor of Systematic Reviews in Health Care, Maastricht University, Netherlands (since 2011). Director, Kleijnen Systematic Reviews Ltd, York, United Kingdom (since 2005).

Medical school

Maastricht University, Netherlands (graduated in 1987)

General surgical and colorectal training

None. Registered clinical epidemiologist, SMBWO, Netherlands (1993)

Main clinical and research interests

  • Systematic reviews
  • Guideline development methods
  • Health technology assessments

Member of the Guidelines Committee since

2019

Additional information

  • PhD thesis (1991) 'Food supplements and their efficacy', Maastricht University, Netherlands
  • Founding director of the Dutch Cochrane Centre (1994)
  • Former board member of the Cochrane Collaboration, the Guidelines International Network, and the Joanna Briggs Institute

Yasuko Maeda

Yasuko Maeda 

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.

Klaus Matzel

Klaus Matzel

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 Guidelines Committee since

2014

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

Julio Mayol

Julio Mayol (Social Media Advisor)

Julio Mayol

Current position

Chief Medical and Innovation Officer / Hospital Clinico San Carlos / Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Medical school

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, graduated with honors in 1988 and PhD summa cum laude in 1992

General surgical and colorectal training

Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Main clinical and research interests

  • Epithelial transport, IBD
  • Surgical technology
  • Surgical oncology

Member of the Guidelines Committee since

2019

Additional information

Member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery and World Journal of Gastroenterology

Akash Mehta

Akash Mehta

Akash Mehta

Current position

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St Mark’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom (since 2019)

Medical school

Leiden University Medical Centre, the Netherlands (graduated in 2005)

General surgical and colorectal training

  • Kennemer Gasthuis, Haarlem, the Netherlands
  • VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Peritoneal Malignancy Fellowship at Netherlands Cancer Institute – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Peritoneal Malignancy/Colorectal Surgery Fellowship at Peritoneal Malignancy Institute, Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • Advanced Colorectal Surgery Fellowship at St Mark’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Main clinical and research interests

  • Intestinal failure and enteric fistulae
  • Complex abdominal wall pathology
  • Complication surgery (abdominal and pelvic disaster)
  • Enteroclysis/fistuloclysis
  • Advanced colorectal cancer and peritoneal malignancy
  • Quality improvement of healthcare processes

Member of the Guidelines Committee since

2020

Additional information

  • PhD thesis: Antigen Processing Machinery Defects and Polymorphisms in Cervical Cancer, Leiden University (2020, examination pending)
  • Author of Mehta Medisch, Synopsis van de Geneeskunde (= Mehta Medical, Synopsis of Medicine), series of 11 pocket books for medical students and physicians covering the main subjects and topics of the contemporary Dutch medical curriculum
  • Editor and author of A Practical Guide to Peritoneal Malignancy: The PMI Manual, a practical, evidence-based handbook/manual on principles, diagnosis and management of peritoneal malignancy, based on current practice at the Peritoneal Malignancy Institute Basingstoke and endorsed by ESSO
  • Founding faculty member of St Mark’s Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Course
  • Current reviewer for:
    • British Journal of Cancer
    • European Journal of Surgical Oncology
    • Tumor Biology
    • Annals of Surgical Oncology

Ionut Negoi

Ionut Negoi (Young ESCP)

Ionut Negoi

Current position

Senior Lecturer of Surgery, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest, Romania, 2016. Attending Surgeon, Emergency Hospital of Bucharest, Romania, 2013.

Medical school

Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest, Romania, graduated in 2006

General surgical and colorectal training

  • 2006-2012: Emergency Hospital of Bucharest, Romania
  • 2017: Observer Fellowship in Colorectal Surgery, St. Mark’s Hospital, London, UK
  • 2015: Observer Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, L'Institut de Recherche contre les Cancers de l'Appareil Digestif / European Institute of Telesurgery, Hôpitaux Universitaires, Strasbourg, France
  • 2014: Observer Fellowship in Surgical Oncology, Department of General Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Main clinical and research interests

  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Liver metastasis
  • Global surgery research

Member of the Guidelines Committee since

2017

Additional information

  • Ph.D. thesis, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest, 2012
  • Reviewer: Oncotarget, World Journal of Gastroenterology, BMJ Open, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International.

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Gianluca Pellino

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

Member of the Guidelines Committee since

2020

Additional information

  • Fellow of the European Board of Surgery (FEBS), Coloproctology 2018
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS), 2019
  • 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)
  • Social Media Editor of Techniques in Coloproctology
  • 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 handle: linkedin.com/in/gianluca-pellino-b55b9641

Luis Sanchez Guillen

Luis Sánchez-Guillén (Young ESCP)

Luis Sánchez-Guillén

Current position

Colorectal Consultant, University Hospital La Fe, University of Valencia, Spain

Medical school

University of Salamanca, Spain. Graduated in 2009.

General surgical and colorectal training

  • University Hospital Ferrol-La Coruña, Spain
  • University Hospital La Fe Valencia
  • European Colorectal Fellowship FAECP 2016

Main clinical and research interests

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Innovation in surgery

Member of the Cohort Studies Committee since

2017

Additional information

Luis Sánchez-Guillén was educated at Salamanca University and then trained in General and Gastrointestinal Surgery in La Coruña. He was Honour Clinical Fellow at St Mark´s Hospital in 2013 and at Centre Hépato-Biliaire Hôpital Paul-Brousse in 2014.

In 2016 he became European Colorectal Fellowship FAECP at the University Hospital La Fe in Valencia. In 2017 he took up a new post as Consultant Colorectal Surgeon.

He is currently finishing his PhD in colorectal cancer from the University of Valencia and has published and presented work both nationally and internationally.

He sits on ESCP Cohort Studies and Guidelines committees. He is part of several innovation programms, reviewer in Cirugía Española and co-leads the Spanish IBD Surgery Group.

Emre Sivrikoz

Emre Sivrikoz (Young ESCP)

 Emre Sivrikoz

Current position

Assistant Professor, Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Yeni Yuzyıl University

Medical school

İstanbul School of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul (graduated in 2006)

General surgical and colorectal training

  • 2007-2013: Istanbul School of Medicine, Istanbul
  • 2013-2015: Taksim Teaching and Research Hospital, Istanbul
  • 2015-2016: Okmeydanı Teaching and Research Hospital, Istanbul
  • 2016: St Mark’s Hospital, London
  • 2016: European Board of Surgery Qualification in Coloproctology

Main clinical and research interests

  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Anal fistula disease
  • Proctology

Member of the Guidelines Committee since

2017

 

 

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