Welcome Six New Associate Chief Editors of Hepatoma Research

Published on: 24 May 2024 Viewed: 153

Hepatoma Research is delighted to announce the appointment of six world-renowned scientists - Prof. Patrizia Burra (Italy), Prof. Francesco De Cobelli (Italy), Prof. Feng Shen (China), Prof. Nuh Rahbari (Germany), Prof. Sudhakar K. Venkatesh (USA), and Prof. Georgios Tsoulfas (Greece) - as Associate Chief Editors. Their addition will undoubtedly bring new vitality and professional depth to the journal. The editorial team looks forward to collaborating with them to rigorously maintain manuscript quality, select high-caliber articles, and provide the academic community and readers with more high-quality scholarly papers and cutting-edge research findings, thereby continuing to advance the field of liver cancer.


Patrizia Burra, Full Professor of Gastroenterology, Head of Gastroenterology and Head of Multi-visceral Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, Padua University Hospital, Italy. Prof. Burra's research focuses on HBV prevention after liver transplantation, liver transplantation for NAFLD and NASH, including the assessment of flimsy  and obesity, and early liver transplantation for acute alcoholic hepatitis. In addition, she is involved in the clinical management of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, primary sclerosing cholangitis and cholangiocarcinoma. Currently, she is President of the Public Affairs Group 2022-2025 of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) and Secretary General of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology (SIGE). She is also the Chairman of the Marina Minnaja Foundation, a non-governmental organization dedicated to liver transplantation research and research . Since 2018, she has been Co-Chair of the Lancet-European Committee on Hepatology and, since 2019, Deputy Editor of Journal of Hepatology.


Francesco De Cobelli, Full Professor of Radiology, Director of the Professional School of Radiology, Co-Director of the International Doctor of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, and Vice President of the Italian School of Interventional Radiology, University of SAN Raphael, Italy. Prof. De Cobelli's research focuses on the detection and characterization of tumor imaging and the use of imaging as a non-invasive biomarker to assess treatment response. He has been instrumental in validating radiological algorithms as additional quantitative tools to assist in diagnosing and describing disease. He is currently a principal investigator and co-investigator on numerous national and international clinical trials. According to a 2023 report published in PLOS Biology, he ranks among the top 2% of scientists worldwide in his field.


Feng Shen, Chief physician, Professor, and Major General of professional technology at Third Affiliated Hospital of Naval Medical University (Shanghai Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital). Prof. Shen has long been committed to the treatment decision-making research of major malignant diseases - hepatobiliary tumors. He has established a theoretical and technical system of "focusing on the biological characteristics of tumors, constructing individualized prognostic prediction, and guiding accurate treatment decisions", which has significantly improved the long-term survival rate. His contributions have propelled the level of diagnosis and treatment of hepatobiliary surgery in China to the forefront of global practice. Prof. Shen has served as the Deputy Editor of the 8th edition and one of the Chief Editors of the 9th edition of Huang Jiasi Surgery, a classic masterpiece of surgery in China. He has led major national science and technology projects, and organized the implementation of the National Liver Cancer Science Center project construction. As an Executive Director of the International Hepatobiliary Association (IHPBA) (7 in total), Vice Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Hepatobiliary Surgery Development Committee (APHAB), and Deputy Editor of Int J Surg, he is recognized internationally as a leading expert in hepatobiliary surgery. Prof. Shen has received numerous accolades, including the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award, two first prizes of Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Award, the first National Science and Technology Progress Innovation Team Award, and the Science and Technology Progress Award of He Liang Heli Foundation.


Nuh Rahbari, Chairman of General and Visceral Surgery and Professor of Surgery at the University Hospital of Ulm, Germany. Previously, Prof. De Cobelli served as Vice Chairman and Director of the Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic (HPB) Surgical Service at the Mannheim Medical School of Heidelberg University, Germany. His research interests are the mechanisms of disease progression and multidisciplinary treatment of primary and secondary liver malignancies. He has been invited to attend many international conferences and delivered keynote speeches.


Sudhakar K. Venkatesh, Professor of Radiology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Rochester, MN and a consultant radiologist in the Abdominal Imaging Division, Radiology Department, Mayo Clinic, the United States. Prof. Venkatesh completed a research fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in advanced MRI imaging of liver.  He is renowned for his expertise in the clinical applications of magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) of liver. His research focuses on non-invasive detection of liver fibrosis, characterization of liver tumors, and assessment of treatment response. He has published numerous original articles and reviews and lectured widely on topics related to MRI of diffuse and focal liver diseases.


Georgios Tsoulfas, Professor of Surgery, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Prof. Tsoulfas currently serves as President of the Greek Chapter of the International College of Surgeons, as well as World President of the International College of Surgeons and Chair of the International Relations Committee of the American College of Surgeons. His clinical and research interests include hepatobiliary surgery, and primary and secondary liver malignancies. He has received the Edward E. Mason Award, among other awards, in recognition of his excellence in patient care and education. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Transplant Surgeons, the Academic Surgical Society, the International College of Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the International Society of Liver Transplantation, the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, and the International Hepatobiliary Association.

Editor: Eric Zhang
Language Editor: Catherine Yang
Production Editor: Yan Zhang
Respectfully Submitted by the Editorial Office of Hepatoma Research

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