EGMLLS 2017 | Steering Committee Members
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Steering Committee Members

Professor Luca Aldrighetti

Professor Luca Aldrighetti

Luca Aldrighetti is head of the Hepatobiliary Division in San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy. Luca finished his training in general (1997) and thoracic surgery (2002) in Milan, and completed a 2 year fellowship at the Pittsburgh Transplantation Institute (1994).

In 1995 Luca was appointed Consultant Surgeon at San Raffaele Hospital, and focused his activity on the surgical treatment of hepatobiliary diseases. Luca’s primary clinical and research activities include colorectal liver metastases, perihilar tumours, techniques for liver resection (including two stage hepatectomies and ALPPS procedures), and minimally invasive hepatobiliary sur gery, with a personal series of more than 2000 liver resections in the last 10 years.

In 2005 Luca started a program of laparoscopic liver resections, and has performed more than 500 procedures to date.

Luca Aldridghetti is President of the Italian Group of Minimally Invasive Liver Surgery (IGoMILS) and Coordinator of the Italian Registry of Laparoscopic Liver Resections.

As Assistant Professor of Surgery, Luca has published more than 200 papers, including many studies on techniques, learning curve and outcomes of laparoscopic liver resections.

Luca continues with teaching and tutoring activities in a number of national and international courses in both open and laparoscopic liver surgery, and is member at large of the committee of the International Laparoscopic Liver Society (ILLS).

Professor Bjørn Edwin

Professor Bjørn Edwin

As Professor  of Minimal Invasive Surgery, Medical Faculty, University of Oslo, Professor Bjørn Edwin has worked for Research & Development in Minimal invasive therapy in HPB surgery: eg QoL, economic studies, immunological studies, gene studies in bio bank (COMET study), survival etc and minimal invasive therapy in colon surgery, urology and pediatric surgery. Professor Edwin has also worked with local ablation in liver malignances, Cryotherapy, Radio frequency ablation and High Intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and Research & Development into Implants of Biomedical material and Passive and Interactive navigation maps for liver surgery.

Professor Edwin has been the main and co supervisor for 15 PhD candidates and teaching activities have involved laparoscopic general surgery and laparoscopic HPB surgery and is Visiting surgeon in different hospitals for teaching and demonstration operation in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, England, Germany, Lebanon, Russia, Belgium.

Professor Daniel Cherqui

Professor Daniel Cherqui

Professor Daniel Cherqui  is currently Professor of Surgery at Universite Paris-Sud and Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation at the Paul Brousse Hospital in Villejuif-Paris. He is an internationally renowned expert in liver transplantation and liver resection. Professor Cherqui  has published extensively and is considered one of the pioneers of laparoscopic liver surgery. Professor Cherqui received his surgical training at the University of Paris and completed a liver transplant fellowship in Prof. Henri Bismuth’s Unit in 1986 and at the University of Chicago in Prof. Christoph Broelsch’s Unit in 1987. In 1988, he was recruited to start a Liver Transplantation and HPB Surgery Programme at the Henri Mondor Hospital in Creteil-Paris, where he became Chairman of  General Surgery in 2005. In 2010 he moved to Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, USA, as Chief of HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation. In 2013, Professor Cherqui returned to France and joined Paul Brousse Hospital, home to the largest liver transplant programme in France.
Professor Roberto Troisi

Professor Roberto Troisi

Professor Troisi is Chairman of the Department of General Hepatobiliary & Liver Transplantation Surgery at Ghent University Hospital Medical School, Belgium. Professor Troisi is amongst other societies,  a member of the European Society for Organ Transplantation, the Belgian Transplantation Society and the European Liver Intestine Transplant Association (ELITA) and Vice President of ELITA in 2014. Taking part in many Scientific Meeting Professor Troisi is a co-founding member of the European Registry on Laparoscopic Liver Surgery (presented at the E-HPBA 2015) and  of the International Laparoscopic Liver Society (ILLS). Professor Troisi has also been on the editorial board of the Journal Liver Transplantation: Hepato-Gastronenterology and the International Journal of Hepatology.