Biography Professor Jaume Masia is currently Full Professor and Director of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Sant Pau Hospital - Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. He received his medical degree at Barcelona University, and his PhD at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. Professor Masia carried out his plastic surgery training at Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona.
He completed his training with fellowships in Canniesburn Hospital (Glasgow) and in Queen Victoria Hospital (East Grinstead). In 1999, he introduced DIEP flaps for breast reconstruction in Spain. He got a post as plastic surgery consultant at Sant Pau University Hospital in 2001. Two years later he became the Chief of Microsurgery Unit and in 2007 he won the position as Chief of Plastic Surgery Department and Professor in Plastic Surgery at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.
Professor Masia was President of the Spanish Society of Plastic Surgery (SECPRE) in 2011-13 and President of Plastic Surgery Foundation for Education in 2014-15. Since 2010 he has been the Co-Director of the International Master’s Degree on Reconstructive Microsurgery and also Co-Director of the European Masters in Oncology, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Breast Surgery at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. Currently he is the President of the Educational Committee of the European Federation of Microsurgery Societies. He has been invited as lecturer and visiting Professor in more than one hundred international meetings in plastic surgery, author of several papers and books as well. His current main interests are perforator flaps, lymphoedema surgery and medical education.
Biography Claudio graduated with an MD degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1972. He carried out his surgical residency at the Medical College of Ohio USA. Claudio then became a micro fellow at Tokyo Metropolitan Hospital in 1980 and became Visiting Professor Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation in 1992. He won the Robert Ivy Award for Best Paper at the ASPS Annual Meeting in New Orleans in 1996.
Biography Marlene See is a Consultant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London. Marlene's specialist interests are breast and microsurgical reconstruction. Marlene trained in London and East Grinstead. Before embarking on her plastic surgery training, Marlene carried out research on 3D imaging and its application in facial analysis, for which she was awarded a Masters in Surgical Science. She completed her training with a fellowship in microsurgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London, and has published on the subjects of breast reconstruction, facial analysis and lower limb reconstruction. Her current practice involves breast reconstruction following therapeutic and risk-reducing mastectomies, including microvascular breast reconstruction; correction of congenital breast deformities and aesthetic breast surgery.
Biography Maurice Nahabedian, MD was formerly a Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University and the Inova branch of the Virginia Commonwealth University. Since 2017, he has been in private practice at the National Center for Plastic Surgery in McLean, Virginia.
Dr Nahabedian completed his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1995 and was on their faculty until 2005 where he served as program director under the leadership of Paul Manson, MD. In 2005, he joined the faculty at Georgetown University where he was Vice Chairman under the leadership of Scott Spear, MD.
Dr Nahabedian has published over 240 scientific manuscripts, editorials, and invited discussions; served as principal or associate editor of 10 textbooks; and written 107 book chapters focused primarily on aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast. He was an associate editor for the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from 2005 – 2009 and was the Breast Section Editor from 2009 – 2017. He is the current editor for the Aesthetic Breast Reconstruction Section of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.
Dr Nahabedian has been a visiting professor at 116 hospitals and universities nationally and internationally, delivered over 1,300 lectures on topics related to reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery and chaired 21 national and international conferences.
Biography Professor Farhadi is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon and previous Director of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London. He trained in Switzerland and London, where he developed a specialisation in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, including microvascular breast reconstruction. Due to his extensive experience he has become an authority on this subject, where he is regularly invited as a speaker to national and international conferences. Professor Farhadi runs an active research group, where he has published widely. He is co-Chair of the European Master’s in surgical oncology, reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery.
Steven Teitelbaum is Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the UCLA School of Medicine and is in private practice in Santa Monica. He is past President of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation.
His practice is limited to aesthetic surgery with an emphasis on breast surgery. He has authored many peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and taught courses and lectured around the world about breast surgery. He is known for his keen and sagacious understanding of breast surgery.
Dr Cordeiro is a renowned oncologic plastic surgeon with a special expertise in breast reconstruction, head and neck reconstruction, and microsurgical procedures. Within breast reconstruction his work has focused on long and short term surgical, aesthetic and patient reported outcomes in addition to extending the use of implants for breast reconstruction, particularly in the previously irradiated patient and patients who need post mastectomy radiation. Within head and neck he has described several defect specific classification systems with algorithms pertaining to free flap reconstruction, particularly in the area of the midface, mandible and the oropharynx. Dr Cordeiro received his MD degree from Harvard Medical School, completed his general surgery training at the Harvard Surgical Service and plastic surgery at New York University. He is currently Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and holds the William G Cahan Chair in Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer where he served as Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from 2001 to 2016. Dr Cordeiro is the author of more than 300 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, two books, has served on 8 editorial boards including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, and Annals of Plastic Surgery and has delivered over 250 presentations and lectures around the world throughout the plastic & reconstructive surgical community.
Roy de Vita
Chief of Plastic Surgery Department, National Institute for Cancer of Rome & Coordinator of the Breast Unit at National Institute for Cancer of Rome
Roy de Vita MD, full boarded in plastic reconstructive and aesthetic Surgery, has been Chief of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department of the National Cancer Institute “Regina Elena” in Rome since 2002 and he is also Coordinator of the Breast Unit of the same Institute.
His main fields of clinical and scientific interest are reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery, an area in which he is widely published.
In his department, more than 700 breast surgical reconstructive procedures are performed every year including implant based breast reconstruction, both DTI and 2 stage, and autologous tissue, both microsurgical and pedicle flaps.
In private practice he performs more than 200 breast augmentations/year and 40% of these procedures are for revisional surgery.
Roy de Vita is a member of the Italian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SICPRE); American Society for Plastic Surgery (ASPS) and Italian Society for Surgery (SIC).
Dr Sinikka Suominen is Adjunct Professor at the Plastic Surgery Department of the Helsinki University Hospital.
She completed her medical training in Helsinki, specialising both in general surgery and plastic surgery. She defended her PhD thesis on “Complications in Free Flap Surgery” in 1997, undertook a microsurgery fellowship at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan during 1999-2000, and was appointed as Adjunct Professor at Helsinki University in 2007.
She has been both President of the Finnish (2007-10) and Scandinavian (2010-12) Associations of Plastic Surgeons, member of EURAPS Exco and the Treasurer of ESPRAS (2010-14). She is a founding member of the Pyrenean Workshop on Plastic Surgery. She is one of the founders of the international master’s degree in reconstructive microsurgery programme (Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona) and its co-director since 2009.
Her main fields of interests are breast reconstruction, lymphoedema and supermicrosurgery, facial paralysis, head and neck surgery, and genital reconstruction. She has contributed to 17 book chapters, 40 original articles, 9 review articles and given more than 90 invited international lectures.
Gemma Pons is a consultant plastic surgeon and Head of the Microsurgery Unit in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona. She was graduated from Universitat de Barcelona medical school in 1997. She undertook her training in Barcelona, Belgium, US and Japan.
As an accomplished clinician, her expertise focuses on breast reconstruction, lymphedema surgery and supermicrosurgery.
Gemma has authored and co-authored multiple articles and book chapters and presents her work internationally. She is actively involved in teaching both at undergraduate and post-graduate level.
Plastic and Reconstructive Microsurgeon
Professor Allen is Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at LSU HSC. He has LSU General and Plastic Surgery Residencies and a NYU Microsurgery Fellowship. He was Program Director and Chief of LSU Plastic Surgery from 1987 to 2005. Professor Allen created the DIEP and other perforator flaps.
He is a native son of the Great Pee Dee River of South Carolina, Wofford College Ping Pong champion, and is married to high school sweetheart, Linda Truluck Perry.
Professor Christoph Andree attended medical school at the University of Bonn, Germany. After his postdoctoral research fellowship at Harvard Medical School, he obtained his training in plastic and hand surgery at the University Hospital Freiburg, Germany. Presently, he is Head of the Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery at the SANA-Clinic in Düsseldorf, specialising in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. Further, he is the Founder and Owner of the Breast & Body Center of Excellence in Breast Surgery at the Königsallee in Düsseldorf. He has been awarded several research grants and received various honours.
Mitchell H Brown, MD, is a full Professor in the Department of Surgery and past Program Director of the plastic surgery training program in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The University of Toronto. Dr Brown’s plastic surgery practice is focused primarily on reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery and body contouring.
Dr Brown earned his medical degree at the University Of Western Ontario Faculty Of Medicine in London, Ontario. He completed his residency in plastic surgery at the University of Toronto and then received a Master’s degree in Education.
Dr Brown has lectured extensively in the areas of reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery with a strong focus on breast implants. He is the Founder of Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, an advocacy initiative to raise awareness for options in breast reconstruction.
Dr Brown is the Chair of the Toronto Breast Surgery Symposium, Canada’s largest annual meeting focused on plastic surgery of the breast. He is a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Canadian Society for Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Biography Dr Constantin Stan is a member of the Romanian Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Society, member of the European Academy for Cosmetic Surgery (EACS), member of the French Society for Aesthetic Surgery (FSAS), member of the North-American Academy for Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, honorary member of the South American Academy for Aesthetic Surgery. In 1997 he became a first physician, specialising in ORL and cervical and facial surgery and since then he has performed only aesthetic surgery in private centres. Throughout all these years, Dr Stan has attended several specialised courses in Romania and abroad; culminating in the Master’s Degree in Aesthetic Surgery at the University in Milan, Italy, within the School of Plastic Surgery, in university year 2000-2001 (Professor Donatti and Professor Pellegrini). In 2003 Dr Stan started his second specialisation training in plastic and reconstructive surgery, in the clinic of Professor Ioan Lascar in Floreasca Emergency Hospital in Bucharest.
Cyprus & Greece
Joannis Constantinides trained in plastic surgery in Liverpool, Birmingham and Preston, where he received a comprehensive education in both surgical reconstruction and cosmetic surgery. He sub-specialised in reconstructive microsurgery by completing two fellowships in London (St Thomas’ Hospital) and Taiwan (China University Hospital) and by gaining experience visiting various microsurgical units in Sweden (Uppsala and Malmo), Belgium (Gent), Canada (Winnipeg) and the US (MD Anderson). His clinical practice encompasses several aspects of reconstructive microsurgery and cosmetic surgery. His main subspecialist areas of expertise are in breast reconstruction, abdominal wall and perineal/pelvic reconstruction and surgery for lymphoedema. He has extensive experience in cosmetic surgery of the breast, torso and limbs including surgery following weight loss, as well as in non-surgical rejuvenation techniques. Joannis supervises microsurgery fellows at St Thomas’ Hospital and registrars at St Mark’s and is regularly involved in clinical research.
Dr Joseph Dayan is a plastic surgeon and Co-Director of the Lymphatic Surgery & Research Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He is also Director of the Facial Nerve Program and specialises in microsurgery for breast reconstruction, lymphoedema, and facial reanimation. Dr Dayan graduated from the University of Vermont School of Medicine in 2002, completed his plastic surgery training at Georgetown, and went on to spend a year at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan for his microsurgery fellowship.
His contributions include developing new and safer techniques to treat lymphoedema, advancing lymphatic imaging technology, increasing the indications for breast conservation using free tissue transfer, and development of new techniques to improve outcomes in facial reanimation in patients with cancer.
Joon Pio Hong, MD, PhD, MBA is Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Ulsan College of Medicine and Asan Medical Center. He has board certification in Trauma, Hand and Plastic surgery. He is also an adjunct professor to Georgetown University USA and St Paul University Ethiopia.
He received his BSc degree from the Yonsei University of College of Medicine and his MSc degree in medicine and PhD degree from the Graduate School of Yonsei University. He received his MBA on medical management from University of Southern California at Marshall School of Business.
He is an active member of a number of professional associations such as American Society of Plastic Surgery, Korean Society of Plastic Surgery and currently serves as Secretary General for World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery.
His major work has been research and clinical practice in wound healing, diabetic foot & lower extremity reconstruction and supermicrosurgery. He is on the editorial board for numerous journals including Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, International Wound Journal, Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and more. He has been invited to over 80 countries to present his work and is visiting professor for more than 20 institutions. He has over 180 publications in this field of practice with 24 book chapters including the Neligan Plastic Surgery. He was awarded the ‘Godina Travelling Fellowship’ from the 2015 American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery.
Koenraad van Landuyt
Koenraad van Landuyt, MD, PhD Koenraad Van Landuyt is Associate Professor of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery at the Department of Plastic Surgery of the University Hospital Gent, Belgium. He is also appointed as Consultant Plastic Surgeon with a special interest in microsurgical breast reconstruction at the St Lucas Ziekenhuis Gent, Belgium.
His main interest is reconstructive microsurgery, including paediatric and lower extremity, with a rather vast experience in autologous breast reconstruction.
He is also involved as a tutor in the international Master’s degree in reconstructive microsurgery in the European School of Microsurgery at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.
Author/co-author of multiple articles in peer reviewed plastic surgery journals, he has published mainly on the different aspects of perforator flap surgery and as such has been an invited guest at multiple international conferences on the subject.
Dr Nicolas Leymarie is a Plastic Surgeon, Senior Consultant at Gustave Roussy Hospital, one of the main comprehensive cancer centres in France. He graduated from Paris Diderot University. Dr Nicolas Leymarie is specialised in prosthetic and autologous breast reconstruction, microsurgery and oncoplastic surgery. He is a member of the French Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (SoFCPRE) and educational coordinator for the International Master’s Degree of Reconstructive Microsurgery (MRM) and for the European Master’s Degree in Surgical Oncology, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Breast Surgery (MRBS). Dr Nicolas Leymarie is also the Founder and Co-Director of the Paris Breast Rendez-Vous, France’s largest annual international congress dedicated to oncological, reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery.
• Specialisation in general surgery
• Specialisation in plastic and reconstructive surgery
• Past Resident in plastic surgery care of the Hospital of Defects of the Face, San Paulo, Brazil
• Attending Plastic Surgeon care of the National Cancer Institute “Regina Elena”, Rome, Italy, from 1987 to 2000
• Head of the Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery Unit at the “Sandro Pertini” General Hospital, Rome, Italy, from 2001 to June 2015
• From 2015, July the 1st: Head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit and Chairman of the Oncologic Area at the “S. Camillo” General Hospital, Rome, Italy
• From 2016, Jan the 5th: Chairman of the Medical-Surgical Department of Integrated Procedures and Coordinator of the Oncological Area at the “S. Camillo” General Hospital, Rome, Italy
• Author and co-author of 123 national and international scientific publications
• Standing member of the Italian Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Society
• Presently the Director of ACOI Special School of Reconstructive Breast Surgery (Italian Association of Public Hospital Surgeons)
• Main clinical activities: breast reconstruction, head and neck reconstruction, microsurgery,
• Post trauma reconstruction (face and limbs), cosmetic surgery
Alberto Rancati MD, PhD, graduated in 1984 from medical school at University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, he is board certified in general surgery, mastology, and plastic surgery. He undertook his training in plastic and oncologic surgery in Argentina, Italy and the USA.
He is a member of ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), ISAPS, (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), and SACPER (Sociedad Argentina de Cirugia Plastica, and AAC (Asociacion Argentina de Cirugia)
He is currently Chief of Oncoplastic Surgery at the Instituto Oncologico Henry Moore in Buenos Aires, and Director of Plastic Surgery for Latin America at the CFS -UCSD (Center for the Future of Surgery, at University of California, San Diego, USA.
His private practice is based at Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Dr Rancati has published comprehensively within the plastic surgery literature throughout his career and presents his work internationally at mastology and plastic surgery conferences.
He is actively involved in teaching both at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
His broad training and international fellowships have enabled him to develop special interests within the field of oncoplastic and aesthetic breast surgery.
Gino Rigotti, born in Verona Italy, was graduated “cum laude” at Modena University.
He is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and in Space and Aeronautical Medicine. Dr Rigotti was been Head of the Division of Plastic Surgery, Burn Unit and State Center for Breast Reconstruction at the Azienda Ospedaliera, Verona until June 2011.
Since 1988 he has been a microsurgeon consultant at the Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan.
He is Director of the Regenerative Surgery Unit, Clinica San Francesco, Verona, founding member and past president of Società Italiana di Microchirurgia, as well as founding member and Past President of ISPRES (International Society of Plastic Regenerative Surgery).
Dr Rogotti was recipient of the Maliniac Award, awarded by the American Society Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons in 2015, and also winner of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal Best International Paper Award 2015.
Currently he is mainly involved in clinical activity and research on adipose derived stem cells.
Marzia Salgarello has been Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery since 2014 at the Catholic University of “Sacro Cuore”, Rome, Italy.
Since 2014 she has been the Chief of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the University Hospital “A. Gemelli”, Rome, Italy, where she is also in charge of the Plastic Surgery Specialisation Course of the Catholic University of “Sacro Cuore”, Rome, Italy.
At the present time she focuses her activity on breast reconstruction and aesthetic, and in post-oncologic reconstructive microsurgery.
She is author of about 110 peer-reviewed articles, of chapters on reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery in 12 books, and she is the Editor of the book “Breast reconstruction: current techniques”, published by InTech in 2012.
She has given presentations at national and international plastic surgery meetings, covering all aspects of breast reconstruction and aesthetic breast surgery, and microsurgery.
Marzia is a member of the Italian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SICPRE), the Italian Society of Microsurgery (SIM), the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), the International Society of Plastic Regenerative Surgery (ISPRES), and the European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS).
Alexander Seifalian, Professor of Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine worked at the Royal Free Hospital and University College London for over 26 years. During this time he spent a year at Harvard Medical School looking at caused of cardiovascular diseases and at Johns Hopkins Medical School looking at the treatment of liver. He published more than 647 peer-reviewed research papers and registered 14 UK and international patents.
During his career, he has led and managed many large projects with successful outcomes in terms of commercialisation and translation to patients. In 2007, he was awarded the top prize in the field of nanotechnology for the development of cardiovascular implants by Medical Future Innovation, and in 2009 he received a Business Innovation Award from UK Trade & Investment. He was the European Life Science Awards’ Winner of Most Innovative New Product 2012, and in 2016 he received the Distinguish Research Award in recognition of his outstanding work in regenerative medicine from Heals Healthy Life Extension Society.
Currently, he is CEO of NanoRegMed Ltd, working on the commercialisation of human organs using graphene-based nanocomposite materials and stem cells technology. He has already commercialised a novel functionalised graphene oxide for medical application .
Martin del Yerro
Kotaro Yoshimura MD is currently a professor and Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Jichi Medical University, Japan. He received his medical degree and doctorate from University of Tokyo. After returning from research work at University of Michigan, he worked for University of Tokyo and directed his laboratory as an innovative surgeon-scientist. His research interests cover skin/hair/scar biology, wound healing/angiogenesis, fat grafting/adipose stem cells, and regenerative medicine.
He has published more than 150 original articles published in Pubmed-indexed journals. He has received a number of awards including the 38th Maliniac Lecturer in 2016 from American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Professor Yoshimura is currently President of ISPRES (International Society of Plastic Regenerative Surgeons), International Chair and BOD of JSPRS (Japanese Society of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery), a BOD of JSAPS (Japanese Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) National Secretary for Japan, and Past-President of IFATS (International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science). He also works as an associate editor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS) and PRS-Global Open (PRS-GO).
Biography Dr Kim is a Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He was educated at Harvard College and received graduate degrees in Medicine and English Literature from Stanford University. He completed an integrated plastic surgery programme at Baylor and did his microvascular hand fellowship with Dr Neil Ford Jones at UCLA. His clinical practice focuses on breast reconstruction and cosmetic breast and body contouring. He is an Associate Editor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Chair of the ASPS Annual Program Sub-Committee for Breast. He has published over 170 peer reviewed papers, holds 16 issued patents, and has founded two start companies on novel medical devices.
Born January 25, 1956 in Florence (Italy). Marco Innocenti graduated cum Laude in Medicine and Surgery from University of Florence “Facolta’ di Medicina e Chirurgia” in 1981.
He completed a residency in Orthopaedic and Traumatology Surgery in 1984, in Hand Surgery in 1987 and in Plastic Surgery in 2004; all three cum Laude.
He is currently the Director of the Plastic & Reconstructive Microsurgery Department of Careggi University Hospital in Florence (Italy).
He is Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Florence and he also holds the position of Director of the Plastic Surgery residency programme.
Dr Innocenti’s clinical work is focused on post traumatic and post oncological functional reconstruction of bone as well as soft tissue with a special interest in the vascularised proximal fibular epiphyseal transfer in the growing individuals and the application of perforator flaps and propeller flaps.
Biography Dr Gregory Evans is a Distinguished Professor of Plastic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at the University of California Irvine. He is the Bruce F. Connell Endowed and Found Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery.
Dr Evans specialises in cancer reconstruction including breast and has had a full and active clinical practice. He has been the past President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons along with many other Societies.
Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon
Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon
MD, PhD, Plastic Surgeon, Full Member Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery (SBCP), International Member of American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
Chief of Breast Reconstruction Group, Cancer Institute (ICESP), University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Professor, Post-Graduation Course, Hospital Sirio Libanes, São Paulo, Brasil
Chief, Plastic Surgery Division, Hospital Moriah, São Paulo, Brazil.
Professor of Biomechanics
Joanna Wakefield-Scurr is a Professor of Biomechanics and the Founder and Director of the Research Group in Breast Health at the University of Portsmouth.
The Research Group is renowned for research on the biomechanics of the breast. The Group has been conducting fundamental and applied research into breast biomechanics since 2005 when it developed and published the first procedure to establish dynamic breast movement in three dimensions. During this time, the breast biomechanics of thousands of women have been assessed in a variety of conditions, contributing to a unique database of the forces acting through the breast tissue and the support requirements of the breast. Joanna is well known within the commercial sector, with research projects informing clincial practice and breast support design around the world.
The Group’s initiatives include: an Educational Outreach programme to improve understanding of the importance of breast support and bra fitting in schoolgirls; understanding the prevalence, impact and severity of breast pain in military service women; understanding the relationship between breast density and breast biomechanics in clinical populations.
Tine Engberg Damsgaard
Tine Engberg Damsgaard MD, PhD, MRBS, professor, consultant plastic surgeon, Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns Treatment, Copenhagen University Hospital and Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen.
Upon finishing specialist training in plastic surgery, she served as a consultant plastic surgeon, and associate professor and subsequently as professor at Aarhus University and Aarhus University. In 2017 she completed the European Master's Degree in Surgical Oncology, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Breast Surgery at the Reconstructive Microsurgery European School. Recently in 2021 she completed the Barcelona Lymphedema Research and Clinical Fellowship.
Her clinical profession as well as main research area is centered on the multidisciplinary aspect of breast reconstruction, focusing on applying the optimal breast reconstructive procedure being it implant-based or autologous. In addition, her research also includes studies on Late-Effects after breast cancer-treatment, studying how these may be mitigated or prevented.
Vascular anomalies and gynecological reconstruction are also part of the research and clinical portfolio.
Breast Surgical Oncologist
Isabel T. Rubio is the Head of Breast Surgical Oncology at Clinica Universidad de Navarra and Professor of Surgery at the University of Navarra in Madrid, Spain. She trained for two years as a Breast Surgical Oncology Fellow at The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Arkansas Cancer Center at Little Rock, USA and for one year at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, USA. She completed her PhD in 2000. She is the director of the Breast Surgery Fellowship program at her Institution.
Dr. Rubio is active in many societies, as EUSOMA president (European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists), President-elect of the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO), member of the Executive Committee at the European Cancer Organization, founding member and past President of the Spanish Association of Breast Surgeons (AECIMA), Board member of EUBREAST, and member of the SSO and the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
She is associate editor in Breast of the Journal of Surgical Oncology, and reviewer for The Breast, the European Journal of Surgical Oncology and the Annals of Surgical Oncology. She obtained the European Board of Surgery Qualification in Breast Surgery and is officer at the UEMS Breast Surgery Division and participates as an examiner in the EBSQ Examinations in Breast Surgery.
Dr. Rubio has published over 130 peer review manuscripts and many book chapters.
Her interest is in sentinel lymph node biopsy, neoadjuvant treatments, surgical management of BRCA mutation carriers, and the role of prognostic markers (genomic profiles, liquid biopsy). Also her interest is focused on the standardization of Breast surgical training and Breast units.
Marc Pacifico MD FRCS(Plast) is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon and currently the vice president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).
He is based in Tunbridge Wells, in the south east of the UK and practices out of his private independent clinic, Purity Bridge. He is particularly focussed on aesthetic surgery to the breast and face.
His academic, surgical and practice achievements include, amongst others, being awarded the Gold Medal in the FRCS(Plast) exam, the publication of over 50 international peer-reviewed papers, being a regular invited speaker at international conferences and being the director of Purity Bridge, a prestigious aesthetic clinic, alongside his busy private surgical practice.
Marc Pacifico is a fully accredited specialist in plastic surgery, and is on the Specialist Register in Plastic Surgery with the GMC. He sits on the Council of BAAPS and is a member of BAPRAS and ISAPS.
Dr Randquist has been a Board certified plastic surgeon since 1996 and received his degree at Karolinska Institute and Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm and Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, sub-specialising in microsurgery.
In the year 2000 he opened his own private hospital, Victoriakliniken (www.victoriakliniken.com).
Due to his experience since 1996 with form-stable, anatomical implants, his main focus became primary and re-constructive breast surgery. Over the years he has conducted studies on implants by various manufactures trying to understand the multilevel complexity of these procedures and the impact of different texturing, gels and shape and surgical technique on outcomes.
Since 2005 Dr Randquist offers Preceptorships in "How to run your best breast practice" based on the principals of the 5 Ps in his clinic, emphasising on how to create predictable outcomes with less short-/ and long-term complications.
Dr Randquist believes in a simple message when teaching.
“There is no perfect implant for every patient, nor is there a perfect implant for every Doctor. However, based on your World, there will always be better choices or not “
David Ross is Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, & King’s College Hospital, London
David Ross completed his undergraduate training at University College London and undertook his plastic surgical training largely in London and at the MD Andersen in Houston.
During this time he completed his MD thesis on oncogenes in melanoma and has a career long interest in post cancer reconstruction.
He was appointed to St Thomas’ in 2000 and shortly there afterwards established the GKT Cancer Reconstruction Service. This initially was dedicated to providing a full range of reconstructive options for the post mastectomy patient but this service also introduced the venous coupler to the UK as well as popularising other lesser microvascular techniques including the SGAP and TMG.
At the present time, David’s interests have extended to cancer reconstruction at other sites including the perineum and reconstructive colorectal surgery.
Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon
Shelley Potter is an Associate Professor of Oncoplastic Breast Surgery at Bristol Medical School and Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at North Bristol NHS Trust. She graduated from Bristol Medical School with honours and completed her basic surgical training in Bristol before completing a PhD exploring the feasibility of clinical trials in breast reconstruction. She completed her higher surgical training in Severn as an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer and was awarded a highly prestigious National Training Interface Group Oncoplastic Fellowship in Liverpool. She returned to Bristol as an NIHR Clinician Scientist/Consultant Senior Lecturer in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery in 2017.
Shelley’s research interests focus on improving outcomes for women undergoing oncoplastic and reconstructive breast surgery by generating high quality evidence to support clinical practice and decision-making. She is committed to making research part of routine clinical practice and is currently Chief Investigator of the Pre-BRA, ANTHEM, Brighter and Best-BRA studies, Chair of the iBRA-NET group, Secretary to the ABS Academic and Research Committee and has recently been appointed as a Royal College of Surgeons Surgical Speciality Lead for Breast Surgery.
Professor Leo is Head of the Breast Center of Kantonsspital Baden, Switzerland and holds an adjunct professorship at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
After a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University, she trained in Germany, becoming a board certified gynecologist. She specialised in breast surgery as well as in the oncological treatment of breast cancer. Another focus of her work lies on hereditary breast cancer and risk-reducing surgery. She runs an active research group and serves as co-investigator in a variety of clinical trials.
Due to her expertise in different aspects of breast cancer, she frequently contributes as a speaker to national and international conferences. Professor Leo serves currently as Vice President of the Swiss Society of Senology.
Plastic Surgeon, Chile
Dr Claudia Albornoz (MD, MSc) is a Plastic Surgeon and a Professor at the University of Chile. She holds a Master's in Epidemiology and a Fellowship in Breast Reconstruction and Microsurgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC, NY, US). She was awarded with the International Traveling Fellowship of the Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF) in 2021.
Dr Albornoz spent four years as an investigator in breast reconstruction quality of life at MSKCC; therefore restoring or improving quality of life in her patients are her main goal. Her clinical focus and passion is breast reconstruction after cancer (including autologous and implant reconstruction) and aesthetic breast surgery, and she has developed a breast reconstruction program in her Hospital.
Dr Albornoz is a dedicated teacher and an advocate for gender equity in surgery. She is currently the President of the Female Surgeon Department of the Chilean Surgical Society.
Reconstructive Surgeon, UK
Mr Ragbir was born in Trinidad and attended medical school at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. He has been a consultant at Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2006, following working as a consultant in the Caribbean.
The majority of his current work is with head and neck reconstruction and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancers) excision and reconstruction, for which his work is internationally recognised. He is widely published in all areas including reconstruction following sarcoma excision.
He is currently the lead clinician for the bone and soft tissue tumour service for the North of England, which sees patients referred with rare tumours from across the northern region including breast sarcomas.
He is an examiner for the FRCS (Plast), previous Chair of the SAC (Specialist Advisory Committee), 2020 Plastic Surgery trainer of the year and the President Elect of BAPRAS.
Breast Surgeon, Italy
Virgilio Sacchini, MD, is Attending Surgeon in the Breast Service of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and Full Professor of Surgery at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York. He was director of the Breast Department at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, Italy from May 2016 until December 2017.
Dr Sacchini received his medical degree and general surgery specialisation from the University of Milan Medical School and trained in surgical oncology at the National Cancer Institute in Milan. In the last 20 years Dr Sacchini has being involved as PI and co-investigator in several clinical trials in breast cancer.
Dr Sacchini is considered a worldwide expert in the treatment of breast cancer with more than 400 breast cancer surgeries every year.
Dr Sacchini has published more than 190 research papers and chapter books.
Medical Oncologist, UK
Dr Mark Nathan is a Consultant Medical Oncologist treating breast cancer at Guy’s Hospital having joined in 2017. He also runs clinics at Princess Royal University Hospital in Sidcup.
Dr Nathan originates from London and graduated from the Bart’s and the London Medical School in 2006. He undertook his basic training in and around North East London before returning to complete his higher Oncology training at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.
He spent three years obtaining his PhD as an AVON clinical research fellow at the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Centre where he also participated in clinics at the Royal Marsden Hospital.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, USA
Reconstructive Microsurgeon, Japan
Chief, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Director, Supermicrosurgery International Lymphedema Center (SILC); Director, Lymphatic Supermicrosurgery ACT Program, National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM), Tokyo, Japan
Dr Yamamoto is a chief in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM). He is currently an Executive Committee and the Asia Young Lymphologist Officer of International Society of Lymphology.
He specialises in all fields of reconstructive microsurgeries for cancer, trauma, congenital, and any other aetiology cases. Among various fields of reconstructive microsurgery, he is working especially on supermicrosurgical reconstruction and lymphedema surgery, developing new methods for less invasive treatments and more practically-useful evaluations. He is an expert in supermicrosurgical reconstructions in various fields of reconstructive microsurgery, including head/neck, breast, hand, genital, lower extremity, and lymphatic surgery.
Dr Yamamoto has published over 195 peer-reviewed PubMed-indexed articles among which over 93 articles are published as the first author. He has been invited to give lectures at 100+ national and international symposiums and meetings and to perform live demonstrations and surgeries abroad on 100+ cases.
Giulia Lo Russo
Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon, Italy
Giulia Lo Russo MD, Board in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. In the past 20 years she was a full time consultant in plastic surgery and also fully involved at the University of Florence as a researcher in the surgery and translational medicine department.
Member of S.I.C.P.R.E, A.I.C.P.E and ISAPS, currently, her private practice is dedicated mostly in breast surgery and cosmetic surgery for facial rejuvenation and body contouring.
Her main fields of interests are in breast reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, especially in the gender affirmation field, in which she is currently active with publications, meetings and article's reviews. Since 2021 she is an active member of the SIGIS (Italian of gender identity health) commission.
During the last 3 years she joined both her private practice activity at the Day Surgery M. Bufalini in Florence and her work on masculine chest-wall contouring in FTM at the public health system at Villa Laura in Bologna.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, USA
Dung Hoang Nguyen, MD, PharmD, is a Clinical Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University. She is Director of Breast Reconstruction, Director of the Stanford Adult Plastics, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Clinics, and Associate Director of Microsurgery Fellowship.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and was awarded the Herbert Young Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement from University of California, Davis. She went on to receive a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of California, San Francisco and a medical degree from University of California, San Diego. She completed her internship and residency in general surgery and a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at University of Southern California Medical Center. She is fellowship trained in reconstructive microsurgery from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan.
Dr Nguyen’s primary clinical interests are in breast reconstruction, complex tissue reconstruction utilising microsurgery and supermicrosurgery, surgical treatment of lymphedema including vascularized lymph node transfer and lymphaticovenous anastomosis, gender affirmation surgery, and aesthetic surgery.
In addition to her clinical commitment, Dr. Nguyen has research interests in lymphedema treatment and in breast reconstruction. She is involved in research that aims to restore breasts that are natural and sensate after breast reconstruction. She is leading the effort to establish an evidence-based clinical treatment program for lymphedema at Stanford. She also enjoys volunteering on overseas medical missions and is passionate about developing sustainable reconstructive microsurgery training programs around the world.
Clinical Oncologist, UK
Christian Bonde, MD, PhD, Associate professor at the University of Copenhagen and Senior Microsurgical Consultant at the Copenhagen University Hospital, Department of Plastic Surgery, Denmark.
Mr Bonde trained at the University of Copenhagen and won the University of Copenhagen Honorary Prize and Medal. His PhD from the University of Copenhagen was awarded for his thesis on autologous breast reconstruction and he is now responsible for the autologous breast reconstruction programme at the Copenhagen University Hospital.
His current main clinical interests are microsurgery, breast reconstruction and perioperative optimisation. He is involved several PhD and other research projects ranging from enhanced recovery in microsurgery to the use of stem cells and lipofilling, and the establishment of a national/Scandinavian microsurgical database.
As one of the pioneers of enhanced recovery in microsurgery, he has been an invited lecturer at multiple international conferences. Mr Bonde has multiple peer reviewed publications and presentations at national and international meetings. He is on the editorial board of Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery. He is the President of The Danish Microsurgical Society and the only Danish member of EURAPS.
Chief Medical Officer, Affidea Group
Dr Constanze Elfgen is a gynecologist and senior consultant in breast surgery at the Breast-Center Zurich. It is the largest breast center in Switzerland and plays a leading role in multicenter studies.
Dr Elfgen is president of the Swiss MIBB (minimal-invasive breast biopsy) working group. The MIBB regularly publishes reference papers based on the largest multicenter database of breast biopsies in Europe and hosts international consensus conferences.
Dr Elfgen is author of several publications in the field of senology and breast surgery and gives talks at international breast cancer conferences and meetings.
Dentist, social media and financial educator
James Martin is a Dentist turned financial educator who helps dentists and medical professionals understand wealth and finance. A long term afficionado of investing and finance, in 2020 James started a successful Facebook group centered around financial education, called ‘Dentists Who Invest’. After seeing this group go viral, the need was clear that dentists needed a resource of education on this topic.
He left dentistry in 2021 to focus on empowering dentists via educating them on money, as well as how to maximise the power of social media for promoting their practice.
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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Adam Blackburn is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at The Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead. Here he has a sub-specialty interest in Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction.
Biography Simona Francese is Professor of Forensic and Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), UK. She holds a degree in Chemistry obtained from the University of Salerno, Italy in 2000, and a PhD in Chemical Sciences awarded in 2004 by the same University. In her current role, she is Deputy Head of the Centre for Mass Spectrometry Imaging.
She is an expert in the development of MALDI MS Imaging applications and has pioneered its development for the analysis of latent fingermarks and blood to profile offenders. More recently she has engaged in research at the interface between forensics and clinical diagnostics using sweat in fingertip smears.
Her research has been implemented in police casework in UK and Europe and has been partly funded by the Home Office, West Yorkshire Police and The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, UK. She engages public dissemination at all levels and one recent endeavour was the delivery of a TED talk in Vancouver on molecular fingerprinting.