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Editorial Board

59 Editors in 18 Countries/Region

USA (15)
Germany (11)
Italy (10)
France (5)
United Kingdom (3)
China (2)
Netherlands (2)
Japan (1)
Turkey (1)
Poland (1)
Switzerland (1)
Spain (1)
Portugal (1)
Iceland (1)
 France (1)
India (1)
Canada (1)
Israel (1)

Editor Emeritus

Brice Gayet

Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (IMM), University Paris Descartes, Paris, France.

Research Interests: Laparoscopic, Laparoscopic surgery, Minimally invasive surgery, Advance laparoscopic surgery, Laparo-endoscopic surgery, Hepatopancreatobiliary surgery, Esophageal diseases.


White paper: definitions of artificial intelligence and autonomous actions in clinical surgery

Why Artificial Intelligence Surgery (AIS) is better than current Robotic-Assisted Surgery (RAS)

Computer Vision Editor

Adrian Park

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, Complex hernia repair, Foregut and spleen surgery.

Robotic Tele-manipulation Editor

Sharona Ross

Southeastern Center for Digestive Disorders and Pancreatic Cancer, Florida Hospital Tampa, Tampa, FL, USA.
Digestive Health Institute, AdventHealth Tampa, Tampa, Fl, USA.

Research Interests: Surgery, Robotics, Artificial intelligence, HPB, Pancreas, Foregut, Innovation, Technology, Cancer.


Robotic resection of hilar cholangiocarcinoma: a single institution experience

Special Issue:

Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Esophageal Cancer Surgery

Autonomous Actions Editor

Lee Swanström

IHU-Strasbourg, France.
Department of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University Oregon, Portland, OR, USA.

Research Interests: Human factors, Technology assessment, Minimally invasive surgery, Interventional endoscopy.


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Technology Development Editor

Luca Milone

Deaprtment of Surgery, Brooklyn Hospital Center, New York, NY, USA.

Research Interests: Robotic surgery, Endoscopic surgery.


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Statistics Editor

Clarissa Ferrari

Unit of Statistics, IRCCS Istituto Centro San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli, 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

Antonella Ficorilli

Department of Environmental Biology, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Research Interests: Research ethics, Bioethics, Applied ethics, Biobanking in biomedical and epidemiological research.

Honorary Regional Editors

Michel Gagner

Department of Surgery, Westmount Square Surgical Center, Quebec, Westmount, Canada.

Research Interests: Bariatric surgery, Colon & Rectal, Pancreas, Endoscopy.


Robotic surgery: is it really different from laparoscopy? a critical view from a robotic pioneer

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Special Issue:

Magnetic Digestive Surgery

Chinnusamy Palanivelu

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, GEM Hospital Coimbatore, Coimbatore, India.

Research Interests: Health care, Laparoscopic surgery, CIGES atlas of laparoscopic surgery.

Micaela Piccoli

Department of General, Emergency Surgery and New Technologies, Baggiovara General Hospital, Modena, Italy.

Research Interests: Endocrine, Cancer, Wall, Stomach and colorectal surgery, Laparoscopic and robotic techniques.


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Associate Editors

Mohammed Abu Hilal

Department of Surgery, Poliambulanza Foundation Hospital, Brescia, Italy.

Research Interests: Liver surgery (liver cancer and benign liver conditions), Pancreatic surgery (pancreatic cancer and benign Pancreatic conditions), Biliary and laparoscopic (keyhole), Surgery (laparoscopic cholecystectomy, gallstone, bile duct cancer and bile duct benign conditions).


Applications of machine learning in surgery: ethical considerations

Elie Chouillard

Department of Digestive Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal, Poissy, France.

Research Interests: Liver surgery, Surgical oncology, Laparoscopic surgery, Colorectal surgery, Gastrointestinal diseases, General surgery, Abdominal surgery, Robotic surgery, Laparo-endoscopic surgery, Surgery.


Searching for a better definition of robotic surgery: is it really different from laparoscopy?

Clostridium difficile infection secondary to ileostomy closure

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Roland Croner

Department of General, Visceral, Vascular and Transplant Surgery, University Hospital Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany.

Research Interests: Organ transplant surgery, Minimally invasive surgery, Robots assist in surgery.


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Surgomics and the Artificial intelligence, Radiomics, Genomics, Oncopathomics and Surgomics (AiRGOS) Project

Eyad Elyan

School of Computing Science and Digital Media, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK.

Research Interests: Machine learning, Machine vision, Image classification and class-imbalance problem, Video content analysis.

Special Issue:

Computer Vision and Robotic Surgery: Latest Development and the Next Hurdles in Computer Vision in the Field of Surgery?

Isabella Frigerio

Department of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, Pederzoli Hospital, Peschiera del Garda, Verona, Italy.

Research Interests: Surgical oncology, Laparoscopic surgery.


Surgomics and the Artificial intelligence, Radiomics, Genomics, Oncopathomics and Surgomics (AiRGOS) Project

Statement on artificial intelligence surgery by women-in-surgery - Italia: can artificial intelligence be the great equalizer in surgery?

Special Issue:

Women in Surgery Meets AIS Journal

W. Konrad Karcz

Department of General, Visceral, and Transplant Surgery, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Munich, Germany.

Research Interests: Diseases, Surgery, Minimally invasive surgery, Abdominal surgery, Gastrointestinal surgery.


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Gaya Spolverato

Department of Surgery, University of Verona, Verona, Italy.

Research Interests: Surgery, General surgery, Surgical oncology, Abdominal surgery, Colorectal surgery, Gastrointestinal surgery, Cancer surgery, Minimally invasive surgery, Laparoscopic surgery, Oncology.


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Mentorship and early career mentorship

White paper: ethics and trustworthiness of artificial intelligence in clinical surgery

Director of Social Media and Strategy

S. Vincent Grasso

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA.

Research Interests: Conversational AI, ML, Intelligent RPA, NLP, Edge high performance computing.


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Editorial Board Members

Gudrun Aspelund

Centre for Health Security and Communicable Disease Control, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Research Interests: Pediatric surgery, Public health, Infectious disease epidemiology, Child health.


COVID-19 in Iceland: the rising role of artificial intelligence in public health

Fabio Ausania

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.

Elena Giovanna Bignami

Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.

Research Interests: Anesthesia, ICU, Critical care, Artificial intelligence, Machine learning, Telemedicine, Perioperative medicine, Surgery.

Thomas Baptist Brunner

Department for Radiology, University Hospital Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany.

Research Interests: Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), AI in radiation oncology, GI oncology, Radiobiology.

Special Issue:

Application of Artificial Intelligence and Radiobiology in Gastrointestinal Surgery

Giovanni Cacciamani

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.


Improving oncological outcomes after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: what novel tools do we have?

Madison Cuffy

Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA.

Research Interests: Transplant surgery, Hepatobiliary surgery, Kidney transplant, Liver transplant.

Rafael Dela de la Garza-Ramos

Department of Neurological Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA.

Research Interests: Spine surgery, Spine tumor, Spinal deformity, Cancer disparities, Machine learning, Deep learning.

Michele Diana

IRCAD, Research Institute against Digestive Cancer, Strasbourg, France.

Research Interests: Image-guided surgery, Surgical robotics, Surgical applications of machine and deep learning.

Michael Friebe

Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany.

Research Interests: Diagnostic imaging, Image guided therapies, Exponential medicine, Healthtec innovation generation.

Arnar Geirsson

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.


State of the art and new frontiers in robotic mitral valve surgery

Suzanne S. Gisbertz

Department of Surgery, Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Research Interests: Artificial intelligence in upper GI surgery, Lymph node metastases and extent of lymphadenectomy in Upper GI cancer surgery and minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques.

Pedro F. Gouveia

CNC-Center for Neurosciences and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

Research Interests: Breast cancer, Oncoplastic breast surgery, Breast reconstruction, 3D breast modeling, Surgical breast simulation, Augmented reality, Connected care and artificial intelligence.

Alfredo Illanes

INKA-Application Driven Research, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany.

Research Interests: Signal processing, Spectral analysis, Time-variant modelling, Image and video processing.

Long R Jiao

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.

Ulf Dietrich Kahlert

Department of General-, Visceral-, Vascular- and Transplant Surgery, University Hospital Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany.

Research Interests: Stem cells, Experimental surgery, Nanomedicine, Oncometabolism, EMT, Biosensors.

Stephen Kavic

Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Research Interests: Surgical education, Natural language processing, Residency, ABSITE.


Leveraging artificial intelligence for resident recruitment: can the dream of holistic review be realized?

Michael Kreissl

Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany.

Research Interests: Thyroid, Theranostics, Radionuclide therapy, Neuroendocrine tumors, Computer aided diagnosis, Machine learning.

Abraham Lebenthal

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.

Hengrui Liang

Department of Thoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University/The National Center for Respiratory Medicine, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

Research Interests: Minimal invasive thoracic surgery, Thoracic disease diagnosis AI, Thoracic surgery AI, Federated learning & medical application.

Marialuisa Lugaresi

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, 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.

Michele Masetti

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.

Beat Peter Müller-Stich

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.

Zbigniew Nawrat

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.

Derek O'Reilly

Department of General Surgery, Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics (BJU), Beijing, China.

Research Interests: Pancreatitis, Gallstones, Pancreas pseudocyst, Acute cholecystitis, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Gallbladder.

Special Issue:

Role of Artificial Intelligence in HPB Surgery

Mehmet Mahir Özmen

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.


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Subroto Paul

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.

Silvana Perretta

Department of Digestive and Endocrine Surgery, University Hospital of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France.

Research Interests: Foregut and bariatric surgery, Interventional endoscopy surgical education and simulation.

Carla Pugh

Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA.

Research Interests: Surgical education, Surgical simulation.

Francesca Ratti

IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy.

Research Interests: Hepatobiliary surgery, Liver surgery, Oncology, Laparoscopy.

Special Issue:

Advancements and Clinical Applications of Intraoperative Fluorescence Imaging in Hepatobiliary Surgery: Current Status and Future Perspectives

Bettina M. Rau

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.

Thomas Schnelldorfer

Division of Surgical Oncology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA.

Research Interests: Computer vision, Image processing, Device development, Surgical oncology.

Stefanie Speidel

Division of Translational Surgical Oncology, National Center for Tumor Diseases Dresden, Dresden, Germany.

Research Interests: Computer and robotic-assisted surgery, Surgical data science.


The importance of machine learning in autonomous actions for surgical decision making

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Artificial intelligence for decision support in surgical oncology - a systematic review

Vivian Strong

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.

Patricia Sylla

Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA.

Research Interests: Colon and rectal surgery, Proctology surgery.


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Amir Szold

Assuta Medical Center, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel.

Research Interests: Minimally invasive surgery, Medical devices, OR of the future, Robotics.

Martin Teraa

Vascular Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Research Interests: Endovascular interventions, Innovations in vascular surgery, Aortic pathology, Aortic aneurysms, Acute aortic syndromes, Peripheral artery disease (PAD), Chronic limb-threatening Ischemia (CLTI).

Yogesh K. Vashist

Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, 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.

Xin Wang

Department of Pancreatic Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Sichuan, China.

Research Interests: HPB surgery, Artificial intelligence, Pancreatic cancer, Minimally invasive surgery.


Artificial intelligence in laparoscopic cholecystectomy: does computer vision outperform human vision?

Steven Warmann

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.

Special Issue:

Artificial Intelligence in Pediatric Tumor Surgery

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