Federica Cipriani finished medical school at San Raffaele University Hospital in Milan (Italy, 2009), and completed her residency in Digestive Surgery at the Hepatobiliary Division under the mentorship of Luca Aldrighetti (2016). Frederica accumulated clinical and research interest in hepatobiliary surgery, particularly in the novel minimally invasive approaches, contributing to the growth of laparoscopic liver surgery in her institution and nation. Frederica completed a 1-year fellowship in HPB Surgery at Southampton University Hospital (ALPPS Diploma), under the tutorship of Mohammad Abu Hilal, which has resulted in ongoing scientific collaboration regarding the outcomes of laparoscopic liver resections. Frederica is currently staff surgeon at the Hepatobiliary Division in San Raffaele Hospital, with regular surgical activity in both open and laparoscopic hepatobiliary procedures. Frederica is also intensely involved in research activities, with ongoing multicentre projects and publications in relevant surgical journals.
Irene Gómez-Luque, M.D.
Irene Gómez-Luque is a junior consultant of General Surgery at University Reina Sofia Hospital, Cordoba, Spain. Over the last 5 years, Irene has done her surgeon trainning at Reina Sofia Hospital. Involving in several research projects including“Rescue of discarded graft for liver Transplantation by normothermic extracorporeal perfusión” and “Real-time measurements of tissue oxygen microtension as a marker of bile duct viability in liver Transplantation”. Irene has spent 6 months during the past two years at King’s College Hospital in the Institute of Liver Patologies as a Fellow.
Mr Mark Halls
Mark Halls undertook his medical training at Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’s Medical School, graduating in 2010 having also received honours for his Bachelors in Anatomy in 2007. Following graduation he undertook his foundation and core surgical training in the Severn Deanery, before moving to the Wessex Deanery to undertake his registrar training. He is currently working towards an MD under the supervision of Mr Abu Hilal as a research fellow and has several publications under review.
Mr Marcel van der Poel
Marcel van der Poel was born and raised in Amsterdam and started medical school at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam in 2010, finishing just recently in December 2016. Three years ago Marcel visited Southampton for six months for a research internship which was the beginning of a fruitful cooperation with Mr Abu Hilal, and resulted in several publications in the subsequent years; all on the subject of laparoscopic liver surgery. During his studies Marcel has managed to divide his time between placements and research and as of 1st January Marcel will fully devote himself to research as PhD-student at the University of Amsterdam.