Prof Ho-Seong Han
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. World first performed laparoscopic right posterior sectionectomy, central bisectionectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma by laparoscopy. Has also performed laparoscopic liver resection in pediatric patient and succeeded in total laparoscopic right side donor hepatectomy as world-first. Has also reported World first prospective series of laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder cancer. Has also performed first laparoscopic PD and distal pancreatectomy in Korea. Has a keen interest in cancer and acute inflammation on clinical and basic research.
Currently he’s 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 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 of Clinical Nutrition, JACS, British J Surgery, WJS, J Surg Oncol, HPB, Pancreas, Surgical Endoscopy, J Gastointestinal Surg, Hepatology Int, Hepatogastroenterology, etc.
Prof Martin Heslin
Martin J. Heslin, M.D., MSHA, is a Professor and Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery, Chief of the Medical Staff at UAB Hospital, and Senior Scientist at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Dr. Heslin specializes in the research and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers and soft-tissue sarcomas, and he manages liver, pancreas, colorectal, esophageal and gastric cancer as part of a multidisciplinary process.
Dr Heslin created and continues to co-manage a large human tissue bank to support innovative research in the Department of Surgery. He is involved with genetic analyses of these tumors and the correlation with patient outcomes. He is involved with health services research and improving the environment of care for patients and providers.
Dr. Heslin was recruited to UAB in 1996 from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where he completed clinical and research fellowships. He received his B.S. from Cornell University and his M.D. from SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse. He completed his residency at New York University Medical Center.
Dr Erik Schadde
Erik Schadde, MD, trained in general surgery in Boston, in transplantation at the University of Wisconsin Madison, was an attending in transplant surgery at University of Kansas Kansas City and became the head of liver transplantation at Saint Louis University Medical Center in 2009.
To develop his clinical and research interests in complex liver surgery involving induction of liver regeneration, he moved to the Swiss HPB center of the University of Zurich in 2010 as a consultant surgeon and rapidly became the head of the HPB fellowship program there. He performed the first procedures of a novel method to induce rapid liver regeneration at the Zurich center for liver surgery, ALPPS. The procedure was pioneered by a group of German surgeons to help patients with extensive tumors who would otherwise not be candidates for liver surgery. Based on the success of the innovation, Schadde, together with his mentor Pierre-Alain Clavien, initiated a worldwide registry to assess the outcomes of this innovation and is regarded to be an expert of complex liver surgery involving the induction of liver regeneration prior to resection.
He has authored several papers on the ALPPS procedures, is the authors of several textbook chapters on liver surgery and is a reviewer to a number of international journals in the field of hepatobiliary and transplant surgery, as well as a speaker on this topic in national and international venues.
In 2015, he was recruited to Rush University to help with the development of a new center for complex liver surgery in Chicago. In his laboratory research, he is specifically interested in using the methods to induce liver growth in transplantation to make small pieces of donor organs into livers big enough to support a liver transplant recipient.