Constantine T Frantzides
Chicago Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery, USA
Dr. Frantzides is the Director of the Chicago Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (CIMIS); Director of the Laparoscopic and Bariatric Fellowship Program and clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is recognized worldwide as an expert in the field of laparoscopic surgery and is a charter member of the United States Laparoscopic Founders Society. His experience in laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery is one of the most extensive in the United States. Dr. Frantzides created the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and was the Director of the center from 1995-1997. Dr. Frantzides has served as the Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center and professor of surgery at the University of Chicago from 1997 to 2000. He was also the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Weiss Memorial Hospital from 1997-2000. Dr. Frantzides was the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago and professor of surgery at Rush University. He was also the director of Minimally Invasive Surgery (2003-2006) and director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Program (2003-2008) at Northshore University Health System (previously known as Evanston Northwestern Healthcare). Under his Directorship, and because of his high volume of procedures and excellent outcomes Evanston Northwestern Healthcare was named a “Center Of Excellence” by the American College of Surgeons. He was the first in the world to introduce and perform 14 different laparoscopic procedures. He has worked extensively on the laparoscopic management of gastro- esophageal reflux disease and hiatal hernia, incisional hernia, treatment of esophageal achalasia and the laparoscopic treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the colon. Dr. Frantzides has extensively published in peer reviewed medical journals on the above mentioned ailments and other diseases managed in a minimally invasive approach. He performed the fist in the world prospective randomized trial of laparoscopic mesh repair of large hiatal hernias (Archives of Surgery 2002) and he introduced “The Frantzides Technique” for the treatment of esophageal high grade dysplasia and Barrett’s esophagus (American Journal of Surgery 2016). He developed a new safer technique for the laparoscopic gastric bypass (“Triple Stapling Technique” Archives of Surgery, 2003.) Dr. Frantzides was the first surgeon to define and publish the importance of preserving the Vagus nerve during a gastric bypass for avoidance of the dumping syndrome (Obesity Surgery 2011). He is credited with inventing two surgical instruments used in laparoscopic surgery. In addition Dr. Frantzides was Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University from 2004-2009. In recognition of his academic activities in laparoscopic surgery as well as his surgical skills he was given the “Achievement award for advanced laparoscopic surgery” by the American Society of General Surgeons. He was named in 2007 & 2008 America’s Top Surgeon and as the Most Compassionate Doctor by the Consumers’ Research Council of America (2010-2014). In addition Dr. Frantzides was named “Top Doctor” by the Chicago Magazine (2012-2016). He was given the “Certificate of Excellence” by US News & World Report 2011, 2012 & 2013. He was also named “America’s Top Doctor” by the acclaimed Castle Connolly Medical Guide for 10 consecutive years (2009-2018).
Ramazi O. Datiashvili
New Jersey Medical School, USA
Ramazi O. Datiashvili, MD, PhD is a world recognized Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon. He has had an extremely successful carrier in Russia. After graduation from The First Moscow Medical Institute in 1972 and completion of his Fellowship in General and Vascular Surgery at the National Research Center of Surgery in 1974, he quickly progressed to become a Chief of the Microsurgical Department at age 28 at the Moscow City Hospital #51. He earned his PhD degree in 1978. In 1981 he continued his outstanding academic and surgical carrier at the National Surgical Center in Moscow. A leading surgical institution in Russia. In 1988 he earned a Degree Doctor of Medical Science. The highest scientific degree in Russia. In 1991 Dr. Datiashvili immigrated to the US. Here he completed General Surgery Residency at the Mount Sinai Medical School in New York and then Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry/New Jersey Medical School. Now Dr. Datiashvili continues his successful carrier as a Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery at Rutgers University/New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Datiashvili is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is an active Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, and other surgical societies.
University of Wisconsin, USA
Dr. Hanna completed Neurosurgery residency at the University of Rennes, in France, in 1999 and a Neurosurgery residency in the USA at Thomas Jefferson University hospital in Philadelphia. He further specialized in spine and nerves by completing a spine fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis USA, and a combined spine and nerve fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester USA. In 2009 he joined the University of Wisconsin as an assistant professor of Neurosurgery. He became passionate about developing better treatments to improve the functional recovery of patients. He recently published three research papers investigating the use of nerve grafts, in combination with other treatments, for scaffolds to promote axonal growth after spinal cord injury. He also published a surgical guide book on the operative exposures of spinal nerves as well as a book on nerve cases. Dr. Hanna continues research and publications in the field of nerves
Anil D. Kulkarni
University of Texas Medical School, USA
Anil Kulkarni, MSC, PH.D., professor in the Department of Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, was awarded a highly competitive Fulbright-Nehru Scholarship Award for Academic and Professional Experience to travel to India this fall to teach immunonutrition and functional foods in the global health era. As part of his fellowship, one of his goals back home in Houston will be to establish the Center of ImmunonUTrition, which will feature the development of basic and translational curriculum in these specific areas.
Alexander A. Vitin
University of Washington, USA
Alexander A. Vitin, MD, Ph.D has completed his Ph.D on Extracorporeal detoxication for ESLD patients in 1986. Over 32 years of experience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care medicine, 13 years in perioperative care for liver transplantation. Author of 28 peer-reviewed publications, 8 book chapters, 5 books (as author, co-author, editor) and more than 25 other publications. Member of 6 US-based and international professional and educational Societies and Committees. Invited speaker on 2 USA- and 6 International meetings in 5 countries. Currently Associate Professor, and UNOS-appointed Director of Transplant Anesthesia at University of Washington MC. Dr. research interests are Anesthesiology, Care Medicine, Surgical Critical Care, Transplant Surgery, Traumatology.
Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Waldo Concepcion, MD, FACS, is a Professor of Surgery, Chief of Clinical Transplantation at Stanford University and Chief of Pediatric Kidney Transplantation at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. Dr. Concepcion is a member of the original team that developed the liver transplant program at California Pacific Medical Center, where he practiced as a transplant surgeon from 1988 to 1994 and is an expert in the field of hepatobiliary and portal hypertension surgery. He and his team moved to Stanford University In 1994. By 1996, he was named director of the Transplantation Institute at Loma Linda University Medical Center where he founded the pediatric liver program and served as Director over the multi-organ transplant program. Under his leadership, his program became one of the premier transplant centers in Southern California, earning the industry distinction of Center of Excellence among health care organizations as well as his program being reported one of the highest patient and organ graft survival in Southern California.In 2005, Dr. Concepcion returned to Stanford University to become the new Chief of Clinical Transplantation and Chief of Pediatric Kidney Transplantation at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital continuing in the tradition of one of the best kidney transplant programs in the world. He has published over 100 articles and book chapters in the scientific literature and remains active in clinical research projects. His area of interest are; outcomes in pediatric and adult liver transplantation and kidney transplantation, pediatric liver tumors, and viral infections post-op transplantation in pediatric patients.
Raphael Y. Gershon
Emory University, USA
Prof. Raphael Y. Gershon, MD is a practicing Anesthesiologist in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Gershon graduated from University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1986 and has been in practice for 32 years. He completed a residency at University of Maryland Medical System. He currently practices at Grady Memorial Hospital and is affiliated with Grady Health System. Dr. Gershon accepts multiple insurance plans including Medicare, Anthem, and Coventry Health Care.
Ospan A Mynbaev
MIPT-State University, Russia
Ospan A. Mynbaev MD, PhD, ScD, MSc (MedPharm), Adjunct-Professor, The Principal Researcher, Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology (State University), Dolgoprudny, Moscow region, Russia Representative, The New European Surgical Academy, Berlin, Germany His main research topic is related to CO2-pneumoperitoneum pathophysiology and he published many research, editorial and critical articles and opinion letters concerning this topic. He developed an original theory of pathogenesis of CO2-pneumoperitoneum-induced metabolic hypoxemia in a rabbit model (2002), which was cited in Current opinion in obstetrics and gynecology in 2003. Ospan Mynbaev has won several awards presenting pathophysiological mechanisms of CO2-pneumoperitoneum on worldwide congresses, including: “The Appreciation Award in Recognition of Valuable Contribution” at the 2nd and the 3rd International Emirates Conference on Minimally Invasive Surgery & NOTES (21-22 May 2015 and 12-13 May 2016, Abu Dhabi); Appreciation award for scientific contribution to the 13th National Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the Turkish Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation May 11-15, 2015, Antalya, Turkey. “The Honarable Mention Prize-Diploma for Multidisciplinary Paper” at the SLS congress, ENDO-EXPO, Boston, USA (2006); “Raul Palmer prize” on ESGE congress, Lisboa, Portugal (2001); “Jerome J. Hoffmann prize”, AAGL annual meeting California, USA (2001); The award (1st prize) for scientific presentation at the All-Russian ObGyn Forum, Moscow (2010); Gratitude letters signed by: the IXth ESG congress president Copenhagen, Denmark(2011); the NESA president Berlin, Germany(2012); the president of Russian seminar on controversies in obstetrics and gynecology, Sochy (2014).
University of Catania, Italy
Prof. Rosario Vecchio is a Head of the Departmental Office of Laparoscopic Surgery of the Vittorio Emanuele Polyclinic of Catania, he will remain in office for 4 years. The Center was established by the University of Catania by decree of the Magnificent Rector, prof Francesco Basile. Prof. Vecchio, professor at the Department of General Surgery and Medical-Surgical Specialties of the University of Catania, former Deputy Director of the Department of General Surgery, is a member of the Department Board and member of the Orientation and Training Center (COF) of the University.
Larry V Lapanashvili
Marji Ltd. Medical Center, Georgia
Larry V. Lapanashvili studied medicine in 1969-1975 first in Riga, Latvia and then Tbilisi, Georgia State Medical Universities. His practical work started in General Surgery and then grows up to Thoracic and later Cardiovascular Surgery. His more than 30 years research is dedicated to Bio-Mechanical Assisted Circulation. First he started with investigation of invasive ways at Bakoulev Cardiovascular Center (Moscow, RU) which was completed as Ph.D. thesis in the 1989. For this research he received A.Carrel Award from Italian Cardiosurgeons Association (Rome, 1991). Nowadays he finished with surgery and developing noninvasive technologies and telemedicine. He has 8 patent granted innovations and published more than 50 papers in reputed journals. He is the fellow of International College of Angiology and member of several National and International Organizations He is co-founder of CardioLa Ltd (Winterthur, CH), founder and director of medical companies Marji Ltd (Tbilisi, GE) and La-Cor GmbH (Winterthur, CH).
Sergey V. Minaev
Stavropol State Medical University, Russia
Sergey V. Minaev is a professor, Head of Department of Pediatric Surgery in Stavropol State Medical University, Russia. He worked as Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery and Research assistant at the Department of Pediatric Surgery at Medical State Academy, Stavropol, Russia. Sergey V. Minaev is a member of Association the Pediatric Surgery of Russia since 12/30/1993 and European Pediatric Surgeons’ Association since 05/31/2003. He published 320 scientific abstracts, papers, articles and books.
Ashraf Mohamed Ibrahim El Molla
Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Saudi Arabia
Ashraf Mohamed Ibrahim EL-Molla is a Consultant Anesthesiologist, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Saudi Arabia. He is interested in airway management, his recent publication “Bridging Bronchus, type six as a new rare case of a bronchial anomaly
Lohas Spine Hospital, Taiwan
Dr. Po-Jung Chu graduated from National Defence Medical Center in Taiwan. He is the director of Department of Orthopedic surgery of Taiwan Lohas Spine Hospital which is famous of mini-invasive endoscopic surgery in Taiwan. He has published some SCI papers in reputed journals and he is a famous expert of sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery in Taiwan.
University of Perugia, Italy
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Medical University of Graz, Austria
As senior physician for plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery at the Medical University of Graz, as well as a plastic surgeon at the Schwarzl daycare hospital near Graz, Austria, Dr. Thomas Rappl provides both outstanding theoretical advice and an expert practical skill-set to help his patients gain new self-confidence. At times, this approach even includes such unconventional methods as tattoo surgery.
Sameer Ali Bafaqeeh
King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Mr. SAMEER ALI BAFAQEEH is a University professor in King Saud University, College of Medicine, Otolaryngology Department, Past Program director of KSU Facial Plastic fellowship, Facial Plastic Division Chairman , PAAFPRS Vice President, Chairman annual international Rhinoplasty & Otoplasty courses. Received higher surgical training from University Hospital of George August (Gottingen West Germany), He has trained as a clinical fellow in facial plastic surgery in Oregon Health Sciences University (Portland, Oregon, USA) Under supervision of Prof. Ted Cook. He has invited for lectures in various national & international facial plastic surgery meetings and published many scientific papers as well as authored chapters related to facial plastic surgery in reference books. Since started He is passionate about teaching these skills in King Saud University Facial Plastic fellowship program, Otolaryngology Residency program, and runs the first middle east advanced Rhinoplasty & Otoplasty courses in SAUDIA ARABIA, and he is a faculty of various national and international workshops and courses.
Hadassah Medical Center, Israel
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Emad Hamdy Gad
Menoufia University, Egypt
Currently, Emad Hamdy Gad working as associate professor of surgery in the Department of Transplantation, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic surgery. National Liver Institute, University of Minoufiya, Shibin El-Kom, Minoufiya, Egypt and Consultant, general surgery, hepatobiliary surgery in King Faisal hospital, Taif, KSA. He worked as specialist in general surgery in Alganzoury private hospital in Cairo, Egypt from 2008 to 2014( part time) He worked as consultant hepatopancreatobiliary and laparoscopic surgery in King Khaled hospital (General surgery and trauma hospital) in Hail in KSA for 6 months (Locum) from 2/ 2015 to 8/2015 Emad Hamdy Gad worked as consultant general surgery in Alnile hospital, Gherghada, Egypt from 3/2016 until 8/2016.
University of Belgrade, Serbia
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Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Prof. Farnad Imani is currently Chair of Pain Research Center (PRC) in Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), with twenty 24 years' experience in academic postgraduate teaching in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is founder of academic pain fellowship in Iran at 2006. His research interest includes chronic and acute pain managements, and has a special interest in the percutaneous, endoscopic, and minimal invasive procedures for spinal pain. Prof Imani is founder and Editor in Chief of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine journal (with PubMed, and Scopus indexing) from 2011 up to now, and also Editorial board at several scientific and PubMed indexed journals. He has more than 60 published original and research papers and books. In addition, he is Founder & Past President, Iran Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Prof Imani is member of World Institute of Pain, American and European Societies of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and International Neuromodulation Society. He is chairman of Mahya Pain Clinic (MPC), as a pioneer of Endoscopy and Minimal Invasive Surgery, at Spinal Pain Management Center in Iran.