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helped to pioneer. An active contributor to the published
literature on colorectal surgery, he serves on the editorial
boards of several international journals and prominent
Chinese publications. He is associate editor for Diseases
of Colon and Rectum and associate editor-in-chief for
the Chinese Journal of Colorectal Diseases (electronic
edition) and the Journal of Colorectal & Anal Surgery. He
has received more than $1 million (U.S.) in grants from the
Chinese government and is widely published in basic and
clinical science.
He has been a prolific international speaker and
serves in many leadership positions, including executive
member, Expert Committee on Standardized Diagnosis
and Treatment of Colorectal Cancer, National Health
Commission of China; standing member, the specialized
committee on colorectal cancer of the China Anti-Cancer
Association; vice-president, International Alliance of
NOSES and the specialized committee on NOSES for
the Chinese Medical Doctor Association; and president,
Society of Digestive Surgery and the Chinese Society
of Anorectal Surgeons. He is past-vice-president of the
Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine's Society of
Throughout his career, he has received many awards
and has been inducted into honorary fellowship in the
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the
Russian Association of Colorectal Surgeons. Professor
Fu founded and led an international colorectal surgery
meeting, which was internationally recognized and
attended by thousands of surgeons throughout China.
spearheading the centralization of services in the U.K.,
which led to him being awarded the Order of the British
Empire (OBE).
He left clinical practice to become president of the
RCSEd. His passion has been communication with patients
and their families. He contributed significantly to the published
literature on upper GI cancer and surgical education
and was awarded honorary fellowship in the Royal College
of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, the Royal College
of Surgeons in Ireland, the College of Surgeons of Sri
Lanka, the Association of Surgeons in India, and the Royal
Australasian College of Surgeons. He has been a visiting
professor in North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe.
became president of the Royal College of Surgeons
of Edinburgh (RCSEd) while he was a consultant
cancer surgeon at the
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Scotland. He previously
chaired the RCSEd
Joint Committee
for Intercollegiate
Examinations, was
president of the
Association of Upper
Surgeons, and president of the European Society of
Diseases of the Oesophagus.
After graduating from the University Newcastle upon
Tyne Medical School, he was awarded the prestigious
RCSEd Welcome Surgical Training Scholarship. He spent
his final year of training at the Prince of Wales Hospital at
the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
He was appointed consultant upper GI surgeon in
Newcastle and professor, gastrointestinal surgery,
University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He developed a
novel approach to the treatment of esophagogastric
malignancies and an improved skill set for surgical
training in this area. These innovations took hold, and
soon the Northern Oesophagogastric Cancer Unit had
developed into the largest-volume unit in Europe and
North America. Previously, only 2 percent of patients
lived more than five years post curative treatment, but
this figure rose to more than 50 percent at Newcastle
over the subsequent 25 years.
Professor Griffin became known for his revolutionary
approach to treating esophagogastric cancer and championing
specialization and was instrumental in improving
outcomes for upper GI cancer by encouraging and
FACS, FRCSGLASG, is professor of surgery,
department of surgery, and faculty of medicine, Kuwait
University, Safat. He
completed his surgical
board certification in
1990 with the Royal
College of Surgeons
in Glasgow and was
inducted into fellowship
in Glasgow's Royal
College that same year.
He completed graduate
medical studies
at Kuwait University,
earning a bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery
degree. He began his medical internship rotation
and filled several roles, including assistant registrar
in general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, urology, and
anesthesia and intensive care at the Mubarak Al-Kabeer
Hospital, and surgical oncology at the Kuwait Cancer
Control Center. He served as a registrar at the Ibn Sina
Hospital, both in the organ transplant department and
the neurosurgery department. He also served as registrar,
cardiothoracic surgery department, Chest Disease
Hospital. He completed a one-year research fellowship
at the University of California San Diego Medical
Center and was a senior registrar in general surgery at
Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool, England. He then held
another senior registrar appointment with the specialized
unit for hepatobiliary and laparoscopic surgery at
Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland.
In Kuwait, he has risen steadily through the surgical
ranks and was promoted from assistant professor to
associate professor to his current position. Throughout
his career, Professor Khoursheed has sought to ensure
the implementation of quality programs within the Kuwait
medical systems to optimize patient outcomes.
He helps organize courses at home and abroad and
served as president of the Kuwait Surgical Society. He is
a member of 13 national and international societies. He
has served on the International Federation of Obesity
Surgery's (IFOS) bariatric endoscopy committee and has
chaired the membership committee of the IFOS's Middle
East and North Africa Chapter. He is a Fellow of the ACS
and serves on the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary
Tract's international relations committee.
Professor Khoursheed has influenced the national and
international bariatric communities with his many offerings
to the peer-reviewed literature and extraordinary contributions
to the field of general, bariatric, and metabolic
surgery in his country. These efforts span clinical, research,
and surgical quality work, and he is described by one
ACS Fellow as " one of the Middle East's most prestigious
thought-leaders and teachers in the field of general, bariatric,
and metabolic surgery. " He has greatly influenced
the quality of surgical education, clinical care, and surgical
outcomes throughout the Middle East.
FEBS(EMSURG)(HON), graduated from medical school
at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
He subsequently
entered a research
fellowship in Radboud's
anatomical department
and earned his doctor
of philosophy degree in
basic neuroanatomical
research on an electron
microscopical analysis
of the pyramidal tract
of the rat. He then
was appointed as staff
surgeon for the trauma and critical care unit and director,
emergency department, Canisius Hospital Nijmegen.
After his residency at the Radboud University and Elisabeth
Hospital, Tilburg, he was accepted into an oncology
fellowship in Providence, RI. He was accepted into the
trauma fellowship program of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für
Osteosynthesefragen (AO) Foundation, Chur, Switzerland.
He returned to Tilburg as a staff surgeon responsible
for trauma and intensive care. He was called to Utrecht,
the Netherlands, and became director, surgical intensive
care, emergency department, Major Incident Hospital.
He was appointed professor of integral quality management
in hospitals and then promoted to his current
position, professor, trauma and emergency surgery and
intensive care, Utrecht University.
Professor Leenen has held numerous leadership
positions, including secretary, Dutch Trauma Society,
and board member, World Coalition for the Care of
Trauma. He is a founding member, former secretary, and
past-president, European Trauma Society. Subsequently,
he became chair of the organization's visceral trauma
section. He is a member of the American Association
for the Surgery of Trauma and the International Surgical
Society and has been an organizer for the World Trauma
Congress. A Fellow of the ACS, he was one of the two
founders of the Dutch Advanced Trauma Life Support®
Foundation and past-president of the Dutch Advanced
Life Support Group. He now serves as president of the
He has been involved in the reengineering of the Dutch
Medical Disaster Organization, regionalizing Dutch trauma
care based on the U.S. system of demographically defined
regional Level I Trauma Centers. He founded the Dutch
Trauma Registry and is chair of its scientific board. He was
part of the group reengineering the Dutch Medical Disaster
His research focuses on the immune reaction after
trauma and the organization of trauma and disaster care.
He has written more than 350 peer-reviewed publications
and has mentored 40 postgraduate students. He developed
a research institute at Utrecht based on the modification
of the inflammatory response during trauma, with a
focus on neutrophil activation and modulation.
is director, minimally
invasive and robotic
surgery development,
and honorary consultant
in general surgery,
Hong Kong Sanatorium
and Hospital, People's
Republic of China.
Professor Li is a pioneer
in the development of
laparoscopic surgery in

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