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Advisory Board

North America​

James Basilion, PhD
Director, Case Center for Imaging Research, Case Western Reserve University Medical School
Vice Chairman of Basic Science Research, Department of Radiology, CWRU, SOM
Professor of Radiology, CWRU, SOM
Professor of Pathology, CWRU, SOM
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, CWRU, SOM
Professor of Radiology, CWRU, SOM
Professor Cancer Center, CWRU, SOM
Cleveland, OH, USA

Michael Bouvet, MD
Professor of Surgery
Director of Endocrine Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology
Department of Surgery
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, California USA

Geoffrey C. Gurtner, MD, FACS
Johnson and Johnson Distinguished Professor of Surgery
Professor (by courtesy) of Bioengineering and Materials Science
Inaugural Vice Chairman of Surgery for Innovation
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California USA

John Lee, MD, MSCE
Medical Director, Gamma Knife Center
Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD
The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, Florida, USA

Philip S. Low, PhD
Presidential Scholar for Drug Discovery and Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor of Chemistry – Biochemistry (Department of Chemistry)
Purdue University
Department of Chemistry
West Lafayette, Indiana USA
Stanford, California USA

Thinzar Min Lwin, MD MS
Assistant Professor, Surgical Oncology
City of Hope National Medical Center
Arcadia, CA USA

Derek Muehrcke, MD, FACS
Chairman, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Flagler Hospital
Jacksonville, Florida USA

Martin I. Newman, MD, FAAPS, FACS
Program Director
Department of Plastic Surgery
Head of Clinical Research
Director of Education, Weston
Director and Coordinator/Academic Advancement Series
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, Florida

Ceana Nezhat MD, FACS, FACOG
Fellowship Director, Nezhat Medical Center
Medical Director of Training & Education and
Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery & Robotics,
Northside Hospital, Atlanta Georgia
Member of ACS Video Based Education Committee
Adjunct Professor of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Emory University
Past President, Society of Reproductive Surgeons
Past President, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Editor in Chief, Atlanta Medicine
Atlanta, GA, USA

Francis A. Papaye, MD, FACS, FAAP
Professor and Chairman
Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio USA

Sonia Ramamoorthy , MD
Professor of Surgery and Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery
University of California San Diego
Department of Surgery
La Jolla, California, USA

Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Clinical Professor of Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at CWRU
Chairman, Department of General Surgery
Director, General Surgery Residency Program
Director, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, Florida USA

Steven Scott Rothenberg
Chief of Pediatric Surgery
Rocky Mountain Hospital For Children
Professor of Clinical Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Denver, CO, USA

Danny A. Sherwinter MD, FACS
Director, Bariatric Surgery; Director, MIS Fellowship Program
Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Jason M. Warram, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Otolaryngology, Surgery, Radiology, & Biomedical Engineering
Associate Scientist – O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama USA

Steven D Wexner, MD, Phd (Hon), FACS, FRCS, FRCS(Ed)
Affiliate Professor Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine
Clinical Professor Florida International University College of Medicine
Director, Digestive Disease Center
Chair, Department of Colorectal Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, Florida, USA

Kevin P. White, MD, PhD
CEO and Chief Research Consultant
ScienceRight Research Consulting
London, Ontario Canada

South America​

Fernando Dip, MD
Hospital de Clinicas Buenos Aires
University of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cleveland, OH, USA

Jorge Falco, MD
University Hospital Das Clinicas
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alberto Rancati MD PhD
Director Oncoplastic Program
Hospital de Clinicas José de San Martín
University of Buenos Aires


Luigi Boni, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery University of Milan
Chief of Surgery
Fondazione IRCCS - Ca' Granda - Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico
University of Milan Milan, Italy

Thomas Carus, MD
Chief Physician, Clinic for General and Visceral Surgery
Kliniken Landreis Diepholz
Department of General and Vascular Surgery
Bassum, Germany

Michele Diana, MD
Scientific Director of IRCAD
Professor, University of Strasbourg 
Photonics for Health Lab
Strasbourg, France

Jaume Masia, MD
Director of the Advanced Breast Reconstructive Service and the Integrated Lymphoedema Treatment Unit
Clinica Planas
Barcelona, Spain

Sylke Schneider-Koriath, MD
Senior Consultant Department of Visceral Surgery
Specialist for General, Visceral and Bariatric surgery Klinikum Südstadt Rostock
Rostock, Germany

Giuseppe Spinoglio MD, FACS
Chief of Program of Robotic Surgery and Education
FPO Candolo Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment I.R.C.C.S
Turin, Italy

Laurents Stassen, MD, PhD
Professor of GI Surgery
Chief of Surgical Training
Vice Chair of Department of Surgery
Maastricht University Medical Center
Maastricht, The Netherlands

Alexander Vahrmeijer, MD
Leiden University Medical Center
Leiden, The Netherlands

Eric Vibert, MD, PhD, HDR
Paul Brousse Hospital, Villejuif, France
Centre Hépato-Biliaire, Hôpital Paul Brousse
Villejuif, France

Rutger Schols, MD PhD FEBOPRAS
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, the Netherlands
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital Brussels, Belgium
Professor of Plastic Surgery, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium

Daniel Rosenthal, MD
Head, Spine Section
Bad Homburg, Germany

Anna Dupree, MD

Associate Professor and Thoracic and Visceral Surgeon
Department of General, Visceral, and Thoracic Surgery
University Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Hamburg, Germany

Middle East

Ory Wiesel, MD
Director of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery
The Baruch-Padeh Medical Center of the North
Poriya, Israel
The Faculty of Medicine in Galilee
Bar Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel

Asia / Australia

Takeaki Ishizawa, MD, PhD, FACS
Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Surgery Division,
Department of Surgery
Graduate School of Medicine
The University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

Norihiro Kokudo, MD, PhD, FACS
School of Medicine
University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

Carlo Pulitano, MD, PhD, FRACS
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Sydney, Australia

Yasuteru Urano, PhD
Lab. of Chemistry & Biology
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Lab. of Chemical Biology & Molecular Imaging
Graduate School of Medicine
The University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

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