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Editor Emeritus

Computer Vision Editor

  • Department of Surgery, the Earl Simulation to Advance Innovation and Learning Center, Anne Arundel Health System, Annapolis, MD, USA.
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.
    Research Interests: Laparoscopic techniques and technology, Complex hernia repair, Foregut and spleen surgery.

Robotic Tele-manipulation Editor

Autonomous Actions Editor

Technology Development Editor

Statistics Editor

  • Head of Research and Clinical Trials Office, Poliambulanza Institute Hospital Foundation, via Bissolati, Brescia, Italy.
    Research Interests: Richly parameterized statistical models (mixed, multilevel, structural equation models), Multivariate model-based and data-based classification methods (cluster analysis, mixture models), AI and machine learning techniques (random forest, KNN algorithm, support vector machine, neural network).

Ethics Editor

  • Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular Sciences, and Public Health, University of Padua, Italy.
    Research Interests: Research ethics, Bioethics, Applied ethics, Biobanking in biomedical and epidemiological research.

Honorary Regional Editors

Associate Editors

Director of Social Media and Strategy

Editorial Board Members

  • Centre for Health Security and Communicable Disease Control, Reykjavik, Iceland.
    Research Interests: Pediatric surgery, Public health, Infectious disease epidemiology, Child health.
  • HPB and Transplant Surgery, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Spain.
    Research Interests: Robotic surgery, HPB surgery, Minimally invasive surgery, Liver transplant surgery, Risk prediction, Pancreatic cancer.
  • Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine Division, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.
    Research Interests: Anesthesia, ICU, Critical care, Artificial intelligence, Machine learning, Telemedicine, Perioperative medicine, Surgery.
  • Department for Radiology, University Hospital Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany.
    Research Interests: Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), AI in radiation oncology, GI oncology, Radiobiology.
  • Department of Urology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
    Research Interests: Artificial intelligence, Surgical oncology, Patients safety, Predictive modeling, Evidence-based medicine, Systematic reviews.
  • Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA.
    Research Interests: Transplant surgery, Hepatobiliary surgery, Kidney transplant, Liver transplant.
  • Department of Neurological Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.
    Research Interests: Spine surgery, Spine tumor, Spinal deformity, Cancer disparities, Machine learning, Deep learning.
  • Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany.
    Research Interests: Diagnostic imaging, Image guided therapies, Exponential medicine, Healthtec innovation generation.
  • Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.
    Research Interests: Cardiac surgery, Heart failure, Heart transplant and left ventricular assist device, Robotic mitral valve repair, Surgery vascular biology and therapeutics.
  • Champalimaud Clinical Centre, Lisbon, Portugal.
    Research Interests: Breast cancer, Oncoplastic breast surgery, Breast reconstruction, 3D breast modeling, Surgical breast simulation, Augmented reality, Connected care and artificial intelligence.
  • Plastic Surgery, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom.
    Research Interests: AI, AR, Digital surgery.
  • University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
    Research Interests: Retroperitoneal or transabdominal laparoscopic adrenalectomy, Mini-incision thyroid and parathyroid surgery, Central and modified lateral neck dissection, Laparoscopic removal of pancreatic tumors.
  • INKA-Application Driven Research, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany.
    Research Interests: Signal processing, Spectral analysis, Time-variant modelling, Image and video processing.
  • Department of Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan.
    Research Interests: Robot-assisted surgery, Intraoperative fluorescence imaging, Hepatobiliary surgery, Pancreatic surgery, Laparoscopic surgery.
  • Department of Oncology and Surgery, The Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK.
    Research Interests: Robotic and laparoscopic hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, Early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
  • Department of General-, Visceral-, Vascular- and Transplant Surgery, University Hospital Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany.
    Research Interests: Stem cells, Experimental surgery, Nanomedicine, Oncometabolism, EMT, Biosensors.
  • Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.
    Research Interests: Surgical education, Natural language processing, Residency, ABSITE.
  • Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany.
    Research Interests: Thyroid, Theranostics, Radionuclide therapy, Neuroendocrine tumors, Computer aided diagnosis, Machine learning.
  • Division of Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
    Research Interests: Mediastinal tumors, Mesothelioma, Minimally invasive esophageal surgery, Minimally invasive thoracic surgery, Thoracic onolocgy, Thymic tumors.
  • Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
    Research Interests: General surgery, Minimally invasive surgery, Laparoscopic surgery, Thoracoscopic surgery, Surgical oncology, Esophageal diseases, Artificial intelligence, Robotic surgery, Machine learning, Statistics.
  • Department of Specialist Surgery, Division of General and Emergency Surgery, Bologna University Hospital, Bologna, Italy.
    Research Interests: Robotic surgery, Oncological surgery, Pancreatic cancer, Hepatobiliary surgery.
  • Clarunis - Academic Center for Gastrointestinal Diseases, St. Clara and University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
    Research Interests: Oncological upper GI, Laparoscopy, Gastric bypass, Bariatric surgery, Non insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, Assisted surgery.
  • Fundacja Rozwoju Kardiochirurgii, Zabrze, Zabrze, Poland.
    Research Interests: BioMEMS, Finite element analysis, Force sensors, Medical robotics, Microsensors, Piezoresistive devices, Surgery, Analogue-digital conversion, Biological tissues, Biomechanics, Biomedical electronics, Biomedical optical imaging, Calibration, Diseases.
  • Department of General Surgery, Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics (BJU), Beijing, China.
    Research Interests: Pancreatitis, Gallstones, Pancreas pseudocyst, Acute cholecystitis, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Gallbladder.
  • Istinye University, Medical School, Istanbul,Turkey.
    Research Interests: Bariatric/Metabolic surgery, Oncological surgery, Gastric surgery, Colorectal surgery, Robotic surgery, Machine learning, Artificial intelligence, Surgical education.
  • Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA.
    Research Interests: Robotic surgery, Lung cancer, Esophageal cancer, Mesothelioma, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Hiatal hernia.
  • Department of Digestive and Endocrine Surgery, University Hospital of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France.
    Research Interests: Foregut and bariatric surgery, Interventional endoscopy surgical education and simulation.
  • Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA.
    Research Interests: Surgical education, Surgical simulation.
  • IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy.
    Research Interests: Hepatobiliary surgery, Liver surgery, Oncology, Laparoscopy.
  • Department of General, Visceral, and Thoracic surgery, Hospital of Neumarkt, Neumarkt, Germany.
    Research Interests: Surgical oncology, General surgery, Gastrointestinal surgery, Hepatopancreatobiliary surgery, Surgery, Infectious diseases, Acute pancreatitis, Oncology, Chronic pancreatitis, Pancreatic surgery.
  • Division of Surgical Oncology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA.
    Research Interests: Computer vision, Image processing, Device development, Surgical oncology.
  • Division of Translational Surgical Oncology, National Center for Tumor Diseases Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
    Research Interests: Computer and robotic-assisted surgery, Surgical data science.
  • University of Texas, Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA.
    Research Interests: Thyroidoma surgery, Cancers surgery, Endocrine disorders, Hormones, Metabolism, Cancer genetics.
  • Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA.
    Research Interests: Minimally invasive expertise, Stomach cancer, Tumors of the adrenal gland, Splenectomy, Small intestine, Distal pancreas, Hernias.
  • Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA.
    Research Interests: Colon and rectal surgery, Proctology surgery.
  • Assuta Medical Center, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel.
    Research Interests: Minimally invasive surgery, Medical devices, OR of the future, Robotics.
  • Clinic for Surgical Oncology, Medias Klinikum Burghausen, Germany.
    Research Interests: Surgical oncology, HPB tumors, Peritoneal and pleural carcinomatosis, Thoracic oncology, Upper GI oncology (gastric and esophageus), Mediastinal tumors, Translational research, Biomarkers, Education.
  • Department of Pancreatic Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Sichuan, China.
    Research Interests: HPB surgery, Artificial intelligence, Pancreatic cancer, Minimally invasive surgery.
  • Department of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Urology, University Children's Hospital Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany.
    Research Interests: Surgery for pediatric solid tumors-lung metastases, Portal hypertension in children, Short bowel syndrome and chronical intestinal failure in children, Pediatric liver tumors.
  • Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
    Research Interests: AI in healthcare, Medical imaging, Machine learning, Computer vision.
  • Universitätsklinikum und Medizinische Fakultät Tübingen, Tubingen, Germany.
    Research Interests: Visceral surgery, Abdomen surgery, Bariatric surgery, Hernia, Hiatal hernia, Colon surgery, Minimally invasive, Gallbladder, Adrenal gland surgery, Oncologic surgery.
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