Stéphanie Breukink

Stéphanie Breukink (Chair)

Stéphanie Breukink

Current position

Associate Professor of Colorectal Surgery, Colorectal Consultant, Maastricht University Medical Center

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.

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Triantafyllos Doulias (Ass. Chair)

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 Jiménez-Rodríguez 

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 (ex officio)

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

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

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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

Sam Tou

Samson Tou

Current position

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Royal Derby Hospital, UK (since 2012). Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, University of Nottingham.

Medical school

University of Aberdeen, UK. Graduated in 1997

General surgical and colorectal training

  • Higher Surgical Training, East Anglia rotation, UK
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellowship, Adelaide, Australia

Main clinical and research interests

  • Rectal cancer
  • Robotic surgery
  • Proficiency-based surgical training

Member of the Guidelines Committee since

2021

Additional information

After completing a Master of Surgery in colorectal cancer genetics at University College London and training in East Anglia, Samson undertook a laparoscopic fellowship in Australia. He completed a master's degree in minimally invasive surgery at Adelaide University.

He is an Associate Editor of Colorectal Disease, Editor of the Cochrane Colorectal Group, a member of the ESCP Education Committee, and a Steering Committee member of the ESCP Colorectal Robotic Surgery Working Group.

 

 

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