Prof. Haruhiro Inoue

Dr. Haruhiro Inoue MD.,PhD.,FASGE, is at present, Head of Upper G.I. Surgery and Endoscopy at Digestive Disease Centre, Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital, Japan. Dr. Inoue has to his credit to be the Pioneer of P.O.E.M procedure in the world and was honored in 2011 at SAGES meeting in USA- Pioneer in Endoscopy Award. He has been honored with several prestigious titles from leading Institutions across the world. It is our great pride and privilege to have had Dr. Inoue accepting our kind invitation and share is vast experience of over 300 P.O.E.M procedures which is perhaps one of the largest experience in the world.

Prof.Peter Vilmann

Dr. Peter Vilmann is the HOD of the university Hospital of Copenhagen. He is the pioneer of EUS with liner transducer as well as EUS guided diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. Dr. Vimann was the first in the world of perform EUS guided fine needle biopsy(1991), Inventor of the first needle assembly for EUS-guided aspiration biopsy. Dr. Vilmann is the author and co-author of 25 medical books or chapters. He has around 130 publication accepted in international medical journal. He is also on the Editorial board of the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, Endoscopy. U.S. Chinese journal of Lymphology & Oncology. Visible Human Journal of Endoscopy (VHJOE). Video Journal & Encyclopedia of G I Endoscopy (VIJGIE) & Endoscopic Ultrasound.

Prof. Laurent PALAZZO

Dr PALAZZO is in private practice in paris, france. He has probably one of the largest experience in Pancreatic EUS in the world. He has been the President of the French Society of Gastroenterology. Dr. Palazzo is on the editorial board of the journal ‘ENDOSCOPY’, the official organ of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE). He is also a member of the Editorial board of the journal: ‘Digestive & Liver Disease’. Dr. Palazzo has co-authored many books on the subject of Endoscopy and Endoscopic Ultrasound. 

Dr. Gregory Haber

One of the world’s foremost experts on the treatment of digestive diseases and a prolific researcher, Dr. Haber has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, and numerous abstracts. His research has been funded by numerous peer-reviewed agencies, and the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Dr. Kenneth Binmoeller

He is the Director, Interventional Endoscopy at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco CA. He is also recognized internationally as an authority and leader in advanced endoscopic procedures and endosonography. He has pioneered few endoscopic techniques and EUS procedures. He also collaborates with various device manufacturers to improve existing products and is a founder of three 'start-up' device companies. He holds over 30 patents for endoscopic technologies.

Dr. Kenjiro Yasuda

Dr Yasuda is Associate Professor at Kyoto University and Consultant Endoscopist at the Second Red Cross Hospital, Kyoto, Japan. He is a world-renowned expert in endoscopic ultrasound and has been one of the pioneers instrumental in developing EUS to its present high level. He is also an expert in therapeutic pancreato-biliary endoscopy. Professor Yasuda is organizing chairman of the forthcoming 14th International Symposium on Endoscopic Ultrasound to be held in Tokyo in November 2004.

Dr. Ian Penman

He is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Western General Hospital and Royal Infirmary Edinburgh since  1996.  He is one of the Pioneers of Endoscopic Ultrasound in Scotland. He is active in teaching and training in endoscopy, colonoscopy, EUS  and  also  is  a  part-time Senior  Lecturer  at  Edinburgh  University.  He is involved in studies of  cancer  risk  in  Barrett's oesophagus. He has co-authored Endoscopy Atlas & Books.

Dr. Marc Giovanini

He is the Head of the Endoscopy Department, Institute Paoli-Calmettes, Marseille, France. He has pioneered Interventional EUS procedures and has developed several endoscopic accessories named after him.  He  has  published  many papers  in  high  impact  factor  journals  on  the  novel  and  special  techniques  and outcome. Dr. Giovannini  has  been  an  International  authority  in  EUS  and  has  trained  many  endosonorgraphers.

Dr. Priya Jamidar

Dr. Jamidar is a leader in using a confocal microscope—an advanced instrument that can pinpoint both cancerous and precancerous cells to improve detection at the cellular level in real time. He has used this microscope to view images of the bile duct, where cancer detection is difficult because tissue sampling techniques are only about 50 percent sensitive.

Dr. Christopher Thompson

He is the Director of Developmental Endoscopy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  He is also on staff at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Children’s Hospital Boston, and is co-director of the DoD funded CIMIT Working Group on Endoscopic Surgery.  He is an active clinician with focused interest in advanced endoscopy as it applies to post surgical complications, bariatric endoscopy, reflux, and pancreatic disease.  He has also established an active animal lab geared toward device development and industry partnering.  The lab currently has several active protocols for Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) and the development of endoluminal devices.  His research interests include: Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES), Endoscopic Suturing, GERD, advanced endoscopy research and device development, and bariatric endoscopy.

Dr. Prateek Sharma

Prateek Sharma is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and the Director of the Fellowship Training Program and Clinical Research at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the VA Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from the University of Baroda, India, completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and his Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr Sharma's research has focused on upper gastrointestinal diseases including Barrett's esophagus, esophageal cancer and gastroesophageal reflux disease. He has over 80 publications including original articles and book chapters related to these topics and has presented at major national and international meetings. He recently co-edited a book entitled Barrett's Esophagus & Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. He serves as a reviewer for most of the major medicine and gastroenterology subspecialty journals including Alimentary Pharmacology and TherapeuticsAmerican Journal of GastroenterologyAnnals of Internal Medicine,GastroenterologyGastrointestinal Endoscopy and Gut. Dr Sharma is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American College of Physicians, and has received the American College of Gastroenterology Governors Award for Excellence in Clinical Research. He is also a recent recipient of a Career Development Award from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American Gastroenterological Association Castell Esophagus Clinical Research Award. Dr. Sharma is a member of the National Cancer Institute's Barrett's esophagus working group. He has been actively involved in the major national and international gastroenterology organizations and is the Chair of the American College of Gastroenterology Public Relations Committee, Chair of American Gastroenterology Association ABIM-Subcommittee and a member of the American Society Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Research Committee.

Dr.Frederick Dy

Dr Frederick Dy has completed his Internal medicine and specializes in Gastroenterology with exceptional expertise in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasonography and Therapeutic endoscopy. He is associated with the University of Santo Tomas Hospital, Asian Hospital And Medical Center, Health First Clinic – Mandaluyong and Healthway - Alabang Town Center and has 18 years of experience. He is also the secretary of the PHILIPPINE SOCIETY OF GASTROENTEROLOGY.

Dr.Michael Byrne

Dr. Michael Byrne is a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at Vancouver General Hospital and UBC. He is director of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at VGH/UBC, co-director of the Interventional Endoscopy Fellowship at VGH and St Paul’s Hospital, and co-director of the Luminal Clinical Trials group at VGH.

He is a graduate of Cambridge University and worked in the UK and Ireland from 1992 to 2001. In 2002 he completed an Interventional Endoscopy Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, concentrating on therapeutic ERCP and Endoscopic Ultrasound.

He subsequently worked on staff as a GI attending at Duke until his move to Vancouver.His main clinical interests are in the field of ERCP, interventional endoscopy, pancreaticobiliary disease and IBD.

Dr. Byrne has an extensive research and publication track record both in the basic science and clinical aspects of gastroenterology, with over 80 peer-reviewed publications and over 100 abstracts, and he has delivered many talks to national and international societies.

Dr. Nigel Beejay

Dr Beejay is a Consultant Physician/Gastroenterologist at SKMC. Dr Beejay manages acute and chronically ill patients as part of his routine daily practice and has particular expertise in all aspects of digestive well-being.

Before coming to SKMC Dr Beejay practiced in London for 6 years and was Lead Consultant for Gastroenterology/Endoscopy at Newham University Hospital, London, and managed the Capsule Endoscopy Service at Barts and the London NHS Trust.

Dr Beejay trained in major teaching hospitals in London and Boston and Toronto and is licensed in the UK and USA. He completed the prestigious Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy/Endoscopic Oncology Fellowship at the Wellesley Hospital and St Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto (2000-2002).

He is a member of the British Society of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Canadian Society of Gastroenterology and British Medical Association.