Honorary Editor-in-Chief
Masatoshi MAKUUCHI, M.D., Ph.D. Tokyo, Japan
Honorary Editor-in-Chief

Professor Masatoshi MAKUUCHI is the President of the Towa Hospital, an Emeritus President of the Japanese Red Cross Medical Center (Tokyo, Japan), and an Emeritus Professor of the University of Tokyo.
Ongraduating from the University of Tokyo, School of Medicine in 1973, hewent on to be trained as a surgeon at the 2nd Department of Surgery, University of Tokyo. After servingat regional hospitalsfrom the period of 1973 to 79, he went on to workat the National Cancer Center Japan, Department of Surgery, specializing in HBP surgery. At the Cancer Center, he was appointed as Head surgeon of the Hepatobiliary Division in 1988, and then as Chief Surgeon of the Operation Department in 1989. In October1989, he became Professor and Chairmanofthe 1stDepartment of Surgery, Shinshu University, School of Medicine (Nagano, Japan).
He moved back from Shinshu to Tokyo in 1994 to be appointed as Professor and Chairman for the 2ndDepartment of Surgery, University of Tokyo, Faculty of Medicine. He then went on to serve as Professor and Chairman for Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery Division, and Artificial Organ and Transplantation Surgery Division of Department of Surgery, University of Tokyo,Graduate School of Medicine.
From 2007 to 2017, he served as President of the Japanese Red Cross Medical Center until he moved to the current positionat TOWA Hospital in April 2017.


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Editor in Chief
Dr. Nuh Rahbari Mannheim, Germany
Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Nuh Rahbari received his medical degree from the Technical University of Munich, Germany in 2006. He commenced his surgical residency at the Universityhospital Heidelberg, Germany and joined the Edwin L. Steele Laboratories for Tumor Biology, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA for a postdoctoral research fellowship from 2011-2013.
After completion of his surgical training, he was appointed faculty and director of the Clinical trial Unit at the Department of Surgery, Universityhospital Dresden in 2015. From 2016-2017 he did a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA. In 2018, Dr. Rahbari joined the Department of Surgery, Universitymedicine Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany, where he serves as Vice Chairman and Chief of the hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery (HPB) service.
Dr. Rahbari’s has published extensively in the field of surgical oncology. His research focusses on the mechanisms of disease progression and the multi-disciplinary treatment of primary and secondary hepatic malignancies. He serves as a reviewer for several federal funding agencies as well as scientific journals and has initiated multiple clinical trials in the field of metastatic colorectal cancer, hepatic and pancreatic surgery.

 
Vice Editor in Chief
Irinel Popescu Bucharest, Romania
Vice Editor-in-Chief

Irinel Popescu, MD, FACS, FEBS, Professor of Surgery, Head of the "Dan Setlacec" Center of General Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Fundeni Clinical Institute, Bucharest, Romania, President of the Romanian Association of Hepato-Bilio-Pancreatic Surgery and Liver Transplant.

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Founding Editors
Dan G. Duda Boston, USA
Founding Editor

Dan G. Duda, DMD, PhD, Director of Translational Research in GI Radiation Oncology, Investigator, Edwin L. Steele Laboratories for Tumor Biology, Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor of Tumor Biology, Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, MA, USA

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Kyoichi Takaori Kyoto, Japan
Founding Editor

Dr. Kyoichi Takaori is a pancreatic surgeon who has extensive experiences of open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery. His academic career includes Professor of Surgery at Asahi University and Assistant Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Thorough his career as a surgeon, he has struggled to improve the prognosis of pancreatic cancer, which is known as the worst malignancy. First, he has focused on early detection of pancreatic cancer so that surgeons can offer truly curative operations to the patients. In 2003, with Dr. Ralph Hruban, Dr. Takaori organized International Expert Meeting on Precursor Lesions of Pancreatic Cancer and created international consensus on the classification of pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN) and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN). World Health Organization has adopted this classification system, which helps investigators better understand the precursor lesions. Furthermore, in pursuit of early diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer in high-risk individuals, he has founded a Japanese Familial Pancreatic Cancer Registry and is promoting collateral studies as the chairman of the registry committee of Japan Pancreas Society. Second, he has endeavored to improve the surgical techniques for pancreatic malignancies. In order to improve local control and to perform more oncologic resections, he has refined artery-first pancreatoduodenectomy and developed new techniques of artery-first distal pancreatectomy, and artery-first DP-CAR by utilizing the “Tiger’s Den” approach in all open, laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Third, he is a great believer of multi-disciplinary approach and presently directing the multi-disciplinary team as the Head of Pancreatic Cancer Unit at Kyoto University Hospital. Recently, he has conducted international collaborative study on the clinical managements of pancreatic cancer. Last but not least, Dr. Takaori has served patient’s activities on the Medical Advisory Board for PanCAN Japan and the Scientific Advisory Board for Pancreatic Cancer UK. He is Founding Editor of Surgery, Gastroenterology and Oncology, the official journal of the International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (IASGO), and has served Pancreatology also as the Vice Editor-in-Chief of Pancreatology for over eight years. Along with Prof. Dan Duda, Prof. Takaori is organizing IASGO World Congresses as well as many Postgraduate Courses for the purpose of “Globalization of Medical Knowledge” all over the world.

 
Consultant Editor
Guido Torzilli Milan, Italy
Consultant Editor

Professor and Chairman, Department of General Surgery – Director
Division of Hepatobiliary and General Surgery – Humanitas University - Humanitas Research Hospital - Rozzano - Milano, Italy

 
Associate Editors
Mustapha Adham Lyon, France
Associate Editor

Professor of Digestive Surgery
Department of HBP Surgery and Liver Transplantation
Edouard Herriot Hospital, Hospices Civils de Lyon, France
Marco Del Chiaro Stockholm, Sweden
Associate Editor

Marco Del Chiaro, MD, PhD, received his medical degree from Pisa University, Italy, where he also completed his residency in general and transplant surgery.
He received his PhD degree in new technologies for health from the same institution. Dr Del Chiaro is presently an associate professor of surgery in the Division of Surgery, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention, and Technology at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Dr Del Chiaro is revisor of the European Pancreatic Club and the United European Gastroenterology Federation's Future Trends Committee member, and he is the founder and coordinator of the Italian Registry of Familial Pancreatic Cancer, of the Young Pancreatologist Platform in Europe and of the European Study Group on Cystic Tumors of the Pancreas.
He is a hepatobiliary surgeon specializing in pancreatic diseases, transplantation, and robotic surgery.
Prof. Ho-Seong Han, M.D., Ph.D Seoul, Korea
Associate Editor

Professor of Department of Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital(SNUBH)
Prof. Han graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine in 1984, and finished internship and residency of department of Surgery at Seoul National University Hospital in 1988 and received his Ph.D from the same institution.
His fields of interests are hepatobiliary surgery and laparoscopic surgery.
Currently he’streasurer of IASGO, President-elect of Korean Society of HBP Surgery, President of the Korean Study Group of Laparoscopic Liver Surgery, ex-Chairman of Korean Society of Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgery, ex-Chairman of Korean Society of Surgical Oncology and ex-President of the Korean Society of Traumatology and president of the Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition Society of Asia (PENSA), as well as Chairman of the Korean Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (KSPEN), Vice President of IASMEN(International Association of Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition)other relevant international societies.
Prof. Han is an Editor of SGO(Surgery, Gastroenterology and Oncology), Ann Surgery, Surgery, Associate Editor of Digestive Surgery, and editor of the Journal of HBPS, World J Clin Oncology, Surgical Oncology, World J of Gastroenterology, HBSN(HepatoBiliary Surgery and Nutrition) and Scientific advisor of Ann Surgical Oncol, and Reviewer ofClinical Nutrition, JACS, British J Surgery, WJS, J SurgOncol, HPB, Pancreas, Surgical Endoscopy, J GastointestinalSurg,HepatologyInt, Hepatogastroenterology, etc.
Calogero Iacono Verona, Italy
Associate Editor

Department of Surgery, Dentistry, Paediatrics and Gynaecology, University of Verona Medical School Verona, Italy

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Vijay Khatri Elk Grove, USA
Associate Editor

California Northstate University College of Medicine, Elk Grove, California, USA Dr Vijay Khatri manages a broad spectrum of cancers, but his clinical interests are in rectal carcinoma and primary and metastatic liver cancers.
Yasuhiro Kodera Nagoya, Japan
Associate Editor

Professor, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
Norihiro Kokudo, MD, PhD Tokyo, Japan
Associate Editor

Dr. Norihiro Kokudo is the President of National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Tokyo. He earned his M.D. in 1981, and then Ph.D. in 1988 at University of Tokyo. From 1989 to 1991 he stayed at Department of Surgery, University of Michigan as a visiting research investigator. After 6 years at Cancer Institute Hospital, Tokyo, as a senior staff of GI surgery, he joined the Department of HPB Surgery in The University of Tokyo and became a professor and chairman in 2007 (until March 2017). Dr. Kokudo has been conducting a number of research projects on surgical treatment of HCC, colorectal liver metastases, and living donor liver transplantation.
As the chairman of the guideline committee, he compiled 3rdand 4thversion of Japanese clinical practice guidelines for HCC in 2013 and 2017. Dr. Kokudo is a past president of Japan Surgical Society andAsian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (A-PHPBA). He is the president-elect of International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA) and a Vice President of International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (IASGO).
He is also a fellow of American College of Surgeons and Royal College of Surgeons of England, and a member of International Society of Surgery.
He is an honorary regional editor for HPB, and an associate editor forLiver Cancer, Digestive Surgery,SGO, and Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology. He is on the editorial board of Annals of Surgery, Surgery, Journal of American College of Surgeons, World Journal of Surgery, and Journal of HPB Science.


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Ming-Tsan Lin Taipei, Taiwan
Associate Editor

Lin Ming-Tsan is the professor of surgery at National Taiwan University Hospital and College. Prof. Lin, with many works to his credit, is one of the pioneer in developing minimally invasive surgery regarding gastrointestinal diseases in Asia. Being honored as the emeritus chair of the Taiwan Surgical Society of Gastroenterology, Prof. Lin also devoted in the research of the nutrition for surgical treatment and severe illness. His team has initiated and settled the total parenteral nutrition program in Taiwan, as well as consecutive publications in scientific documents.

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Masato Nagino Nagoya, Japan
Associate Editor

Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan

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Sergey Voskanyan Moscow, Russia
Associate Editor

State Research Center Burnasyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center of Federal Medical Biological Agency of Russia.

 
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Mohamed Abdel Wahab Mansoura, Egypt
Editorial Board

Professor of Surgery and Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology Center, University of Mansoura, Egypt

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Thawatchai Akaraviputh Bangkok, Thailand
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Dr. Thawatchai Akaraviputh is a lecturer of the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital and an endo-laparoscopic surgeon.

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Sorin Alexandrescu Bucharest, Romania
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Dan Setlacec Centre of General Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Fundeni Clinical Institute, Bucharest, Romania
Philippe Bachellier Strasbourg, France
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Professor of Surgery and Chairman HPB Surgery Department of HPB Surgery & Transplantation University Hospital of Hautepierre Strasbourg, France.
Toru Beppu Kumamoto, Japan
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Kumamoto University, Kumadai - Department of Gastroenterological Surgery (Med Grad) and Department of Multidisciplinary Treatment for Gastroenterological Cancer, Japan
Mitesh J. Borad Phoenix, USA
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Division of Hematology and Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ, USA http://biotarget.amegroups.com/user/view/60736 https://www.mayo.edu/research/faculty/borad-mitesh-j-m-d/bio-00096700
Liliana G. Bordeianou Boston, USA
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Liliana G. Bordeianou, M.D.,M.P.H. is an as Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and a board certified colorectal surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Florin Botea Bucharest, Romania
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Florin Botea is a Lecturer of General Surgery at Faculty of Medicine - Titu Maiorescu University and Senior Surgeon in General Surgery, Specialized in HBP Surgery, Ultrasound-Guided Resections in Department of General Surgery, Center of General Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Bucharest, Romania

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Abdel-Hadi Al Breizat Abdel-Hadi Al Breizat
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Thomas B. Brunner Magdeburg, Germany
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Department of Radiation Oncology, Universitätsmedizin Magdeburg, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität, Magdeburg, Germany.
Rawisak Chanwat Bangkok, Thailand
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Department of Surgery, National Cancer Institute of Thailand.
Tan-To Cheung Hong Kong
Editorial Board

Tan To Cheung, MBBS, MS, FRCS(Ed), FCSHK, FHKAM, is the Chief of the Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery within the Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital, the University of Hong Kong, and aCouncil member of the Hong Kong Society of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Board of Director of Hong Kong Liver foundation. He is also Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Hong Kong.

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Jeffrey W. Clark Boston, USA
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Jeffrey W. Clark, Associate Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Director of the Clinical Trials Core, Dana-Farber/Partners Cancer Care, Medical Director, Cancer Center Protocol Office, Massachussetts General Hospital.
Joaquim Manuel da Costa Pereira Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
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Joaquim Manuel da Costa Pereira, Director Surgical Service and of Colorectal Unity at Hospital de Braga, Portugal

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Simona Olimpia Dima Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
Renata Dobrila-Dintinjana Rijeka, Croatia
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Prof. Renata Dobrila-Dintinjana is a physician, specialist in internal medicine, subspecialist in medical oncology, Professor at School of Medicine University Rijeka.

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Ender Dulundu Istanbul, Turkey
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Ender Dulundu, MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery, HPB Surgery & Head of Liver Transplantation Unit Marmara University, School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
Traian Dumitraşcu Bucharest, Romania
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Traian Dumitraşcu is a senior surgeon and Chair of the Department of Surgical Oncology (ad interim, from July 2018) at Center of General Surgery and Liver Transplantation in Fundeni Clinical Institute, Bucharest, Romania.

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Susumu Eguchi Nagasaki, Japan
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Susumu Eguchi, M.D., FACS, FEBS, Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan.

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Cristina R. Ferrone Boston, USA
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Cristina R. Ferrone, MD, General & Gastrointestinal Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital.
Brian K. P. Goh Singapore, Singapore
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Professor Brian K. P. Goh is presently senior consultant surgeon and adjunct professor at the Department of Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) and Transplant Surgery, Singapore General Hospital. He is Deputy Head at the SingHealth-Duke National University of Singapore Liver Transplant center and also serves as both the director of pancreatic surgery and director of robotic surgery in his department.

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Doris Henne-Bruns Ulm, Germany
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Doris Henne-Bruns, Chairman, Professor of Surgery, Department of General and Visceral Surgery, University of Ulm, Germany https://www.uniklinik-ulm.de/allgemein-und-viszeralchirurgie.html

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Yanzheng He Luzhou, China
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Taizo Hibi Kumamoto, Japan
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Department of Transplantation and Pediatric Surgery, Kumamoto University Hospital, Kumamoto, Japan.
Razvan Iacob Bucharest, Romania
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Speranţa Iacob Bucharest, Romania
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Speranţa Iacob Lecturer at “Carol Davila” University and Medicine, senior physician in gastroenterology at Fundeni Clinical Institute, National Representative in the European Board for Transplant Medicine (since 2012).
Aleksandar Karamarkovic Belgrade, Serbia
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Aleksandar Karamarkovic, Professor of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine University of Belgrade, Director, Clinic for Surgery, University Clinical Center “Zvezdara”, Belgrade, Serbia.

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Ahmed Kaseb Houston, USA
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Dr. Ahmed Omar Kaseb is an Associate Professor and Program Director of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC), at the Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA.

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Masayuki Kitano Wakayama, Japan
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Masayuki Kitano, Professor and Chairman in Second Department of Internal Medicine, Wakayama Medical University.

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Gregory Y. Lauwers Tampa, USA
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Ser Yee Lee Singapore, Singapore
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Dr. Lee Ser Yee specializes in Hepatopancreatobiliary surgery (HPB), Liver transplantation, Minimally-Invasive Surgery (MIS). He serves as the director of the Liver and MIS program at the Department of HPB and Transplant Surgery at Singapore General Hospital (SGH).

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Jan Lerut Brussels, Belgium
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Department of Abdominal Surgery and Transplantation, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.
Shugo Mizuno Mie, Japan
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John T. Mullen Boston, USA
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Wojciech G. Polak Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Wojciech Polak MD, PhD graduated in medicine “cum laude” at the Medical University in Wroclaw (Poland) in 1992. Between 1992 and 1993 he finished his internship in Klinikum Innestadt in Munich (Germany). From 1994 until 2000 he was a resident in general surgery at the Department of Vascular, General and Transplantation Surgery at the University Hospital in Wroclaw, where he was appointed as a consultant surgeon after his training. In 1998 he defended his PhD thesis at the Medical University in Wroclaw. Between 2001 and 2003 he completed surgical fellowship in hepatobiliary surgery and liver transplantation at the Department of Surgery at the University Medical Center in Groningen, the Netherlands. After completion of his fellowship he returned to Poland to participate in kidney and liver transplant program at the Medical University in Wroclaw. In 2006 he worked as a consultant surgeon in hepatobiliary and transplant surgery at the Department of Surgery at the University Medical Center in Groningen. Since 2007 he is certified transplant surgeon at the European Board of Surgeons. In 2008 he defended his PhD thesis entitled “Technical aspects of liver transplantation” at the University of Groningen. The same year he was appointed as Associated Professor at the Medical University in Wroclaw. Since September 2009 Dr. Wojciech Polak works as a consultant transplant and hepatobiliary surgeon at the Department of Surgery at the Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In 2015 he was awarded with Honorary Diploma of European Board of Surgery (UEMS) in Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery. Currently he is Surgical Director of Liver Transplant Program at Erasmus MC. His clinical and scientific area of expertise is liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery.

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Mitsuo Shimada Tokushima, Japan
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Mitsuo SHIMADA, MD, PhD., Professor and Chairman of Department of Surgery, Tokushima University.

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Alvin Silva Phoenix, USA
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Associate Professor of Radiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

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Si Young Song Seoul, Korea
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Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea http://medicine.yonsei.ac.kr

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Olivier Soubrane Paris, France
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Dana Tomescu Bucharest, Romania
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Associated Professor in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Head of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Department III, Fundeni Clinical Institute, Medical Director of the Institute of Digestive Disease and Liver Transplantation.

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Michiaki Unno Sendai, Japan
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Department of Surgery, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
Elena Usova Moscow, Russia
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Elena Usova, MD, PhD, A.V. Vishnevsky Institute of Surgery, Moscow, Russia

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Wenming Wu Beijing, China
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Wenming Wu, MD is Professor of General Surgery Department, current Vice President of Peking Union Medical College Hospital(PUMCH), Beijing, China, also the current President of Tibet Autonomous Region People's Hospital.
Ching-Yao Yang Taipei, Taiwan
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Ward Director of Pancreas, Endocrine, and UGI Surgery, Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, and College of Medicine, National Taiwan University.

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Hongwei Yao Beijing, China
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Thomas C.C. Yau Hong Kong
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Zhongtao Zhang Beijing, China
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Andrew X. Zhu Boston, USA
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