The reviewers of HBSN 2019

Posted On 2019-12-24 03:00:07


We appreciate and thank the reviewers of HBSN for their tremendous efforts to support and improve our work. Hereby, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to them, which are listed as follows.


Ludovico Abenavoli

Department of Health Sciences, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy


Luca Aldrighetti

Univ Vita Salute San Raffaele, Dept Surg, Hepatobiliary Surg Unit, Via Olgettina 60, I-20132 Milan, MI, Italy


Arie Ariche

Department of Surgery, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel


Umberto Baccarani

General Surgery and Transplantation Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Udine, P.Le Kolbe, 33100, Udine, Italy


Gian Luca Baiocchi

Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences, University of Brescia, Brescia 25125, Italy


Irene Bargellini

Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Pisa University Hospital, Via Paradisa 2, 56100, Pisa, Italy


Savio G Barreto

Hepatobiliary & Oesophagogastric Unit, Division of Surgery & Perioperative Medicine, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; College of Medicine & Public Health, Flinders University, South Australia, Australia


Ilenia Bartolini

Department of Oncology, Division of Surgical Oncology and Robotics, AOU Careggi, Largo Brambilla 3, 50134, Florence, Italy


Andrea Belli

Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Abdominal Oncology, "Istituto Nazionale Tumori Fondazione G. Pascale"- IRCCS, Naples-Italy


Ugo Boggi

Division of General and Transplant Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy



Mitesh J. Borad

Division of Hematology & Oncology, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ, USA. Department of Molecular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA


Wilbur B Bowne

Department of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA


Kristoffer Watten Brudvik

Department of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway


Patrizia Burra

Multivisceral Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, Padova University Hospital, Padova, Italy


Philip C. Calder

Human Development and Health Academic Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 6YD, United Kingdom; National Institute for Health Research Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 6YD, United Kingdom


Hop S. Tran Cao

Health Services Research and Development Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA


Tanyaporn Chantarojanasiri

1Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsuruma-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya City 466-8550, Japan

2Department of Internal Medicine, Police General Hospital, 492/1 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand


Edgar D Charles

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ, USA


Gar-Yang Chau

Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei


Marcio F. Chedid

Liver and Pancreas Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery Unit, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil


Bang-Bin Chen

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei


Kenneth Siu Chok

Divisions of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China


Jordan M. Cloyd

Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA


Alessandro Cucchetti

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Italy


Ronald P Dematteo

Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA


Paxton V. Dickson

Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA


Matteo Donadon

Department of Hepatobiliary and General Surgery, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Rozzano, Italy; Department of Biomedical Science, Humanitas University, Rozzano, Italy


Marcello Donati

Department of Surgery, General and Oncologic Surgery Unit, Vittorio-Emanuele University Hospital of Catania, via Plebiscito 628, 95122 Catania, Italy


Susumu Eguchi

Department of Surgery, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan


Luca Filippi

Nuclear Medicine Unit, "Santa Maria Goretti" Hospital, via Canova, Latina, Italy


Gilton M. Fonseca

Digestive Surgery Division, Liver Surgery Unit, Department of Gastroenterology, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil


Yuki Fujiwara

Department of Surgery, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan


John Fung

Transplantation Center, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA


Josep Fuster

HepatoBilioPancreatic Surgery and Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, University of Barcelona, C/Villarroel 170, 08036, Barcelona, Spain

Andrea Casadei Gardini

Department of Medical Oncology, Istituto Scientifico Romagnolo per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori (IRST) IRCCS, Meldola, Italy


Stefan Gilg

Department for Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, Department of Surgery at the Center for Digestive Diseases, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden


Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti

Division of General, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, 840 S Wood Street, Suite 435 E, Chicago, IL 60612, USA


Angélique Gougelet

Research Scientist, Inserm, U1016, Institut Cochin, 24, rue du Faubourg Saint Jacques, Paris 75014, France


Michał Grąt

Department of General, Transplant and Liver Surgery, Medical University of Warsaw, 1A Banacha Street, 02-097, Warsaw, Poland


Dirk Grünhagen

Department of Surgical Oncology, Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, Dr. Molewaterplein 40, 3015GD, Rotterdam, the Netherlands


Salvatore Gruttadauria

Division of Abdominal and Transplantation Surgery, Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione (ISMETT), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in Italy, Palermo, Italy


Ahmet Gurakar

Section of Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 720 Rutland Avenue, Ross Research Building Suite 918A, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA


Kiyoshi Hasegawa

Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Surgery Division, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan


Taizo Hibi

Department of Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan


Taizo Hibi

Department of Transplantation and Pediatric Surgery, Kumamoto University Graduate School of Medical Sciences


Marcus Hollenbach

Department of Medicine, Neurology and Dermatology, Division of Gastroenterology and Rheumatology, University of Leipzig, Liebigstrasse 20, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany

Chung-Bao Hsieh

Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, No.325, Sec. 2, Chenggong Rd., Neihu Dist., Taipei


Christine Hsu

Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA


Hiroshi Imamura

Department of Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Surgery, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8421, Japan


Shinji Itoh

Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan


Elzbieta Janda

Department of Health Sciences, Magna Graecia University, Campus Germaneto, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy. Interregional Research Center for Food Safety and Health, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy


Kuo-Shyang Jeng

Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Medical Research, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei


Long Jiao

Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgical Unit, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial CollegeLondon, London, UK


Toshimi Kaido

Division of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic and Transplant Surgery, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan


Marit Kalisvaart

Liver Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham National Health Service Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK. Department of Surgery & Transplantation, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland


Hirofumi Kamachi

Department of Gastroenterological Surgery I, Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, North 15, West 7, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8638, Japan


Toshiya Kamiyama

Department of Gastroenterological Surgery 1, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, N-15, W-7, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Japan



Yoshikuni Kawaguchi

Department of Digestive Diseases, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France; Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery Division, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan


Hiroki Kawashima

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsuruma-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya City 466-8550, Japan


Airazat M. Kazaryan

Interventional Centre, Rikshospitalet, Oslo University Hospital Health Trust, 0027 Oslo, Norway


Akira Kikuchi

Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, 2-2 Yamadaoka, Suita, 565-0871, Japan


Yoji Kishi

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Division, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan


Eiji Kobayashi

Department of Organ Fabrication, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan


Teruo Komokata

Department of Surgery, Kagoshima Medical Center, National Hospital Organization, 8-1 Shiroyamacho, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima, 892-0853, Japan


Koji Komori

Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Aichi Cancer Center Hospital, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan


Knut Jørgen Labori

Department of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, Oslo University Hospital, Norway


Quirino Lai

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy


Hauke Lang

Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University Hospital of Mainz, Langenbeckstrasse 1, 55131, Mainz, Germany


Isabelle A. Leclercq

Laboratory of HepatoGastroenterology, Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique, Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Brussels, Belgium



Kit-Fai Lee

Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 30–32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong, China


Javier C. Lendoire

Hospital General de Agudos Dr. Cosme Argerich, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina


Jan Lerut

Starzl Abdominal Transplant Unit, University Hospitals Saint-Luc, Université catholique de Louvain, Avenue Hippocrate 10, 1200 Brussels, Belgium


Stephen V. Lynch

Queensland University (Queensland Liver Transplant Service) in Australia


Mattias Mandorfer

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine III, Medical University of Vienna, Währinger Gürtel 18–20, 1090 Vienna, Austria; Vienna HIV & Liver Study Group, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria


Montserrat Marí

Department of Cell Death and Proliferation, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques de Barcelona (IIBB-CSIC) and Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain


Jose J.G. Marin

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Campus Miguel de Unamuno E.D. 37007-Salamanca, Spain


Kouichi Miura

Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Jichi Medical University School of Medicine, Shimotsuke, Tochigi, Japan


Luca Morelli

General Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Translational and New Technologies in Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy; EndoCAS (Center for Computer Assisted Surgery), University of Pisa, Italy


Takanori Morikawa

Department of Surgery, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-1 Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, 980-8574, Japan


Zenichi Morise

Department of Surgery, Banbuntane Houtokukai Hospital, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, 3-6-10 Otobashi Nakagawa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 454-8509, Japan



Silvio Nadalin

Department of General and Transplant Surgery, University Hospital Tübingen, Hoppe Seyler Str 3, 72076 Tübingen, Germany


Yasuni Nakanuma

Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Fukui Prefecture Saiseikai Hospital, Wadanakacho Funahashi 7-1, Fukui 918-8503, Japan


Masayuki Ohtsuka

Department of General Surgery, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan; Department of Surgery, Teikyo University Chiba Medical Center, Chiba, Japan


Fabrizio PANARO

Department of Surgery, Montpellier University, St. Eloi Medical Center, Montpellier, FRANCE


Narendra Pandit

Surgical Gastroenterology Division, Department of Surgery, B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Dharan, Nepal


Jun Yong Park

Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Gastroenterology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul 03722, Korea; Yonsei Liver Center, Severance Hospital, Seoul 03722, Korea


Timothy M. Pawlik

Department of Surgery, The Urban Meyer III and Shelley Meyer Chair for Cancer Research, Professor of Surgery, Oncology, Health Services Management and Policy, The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center, 395 W. 12th Ave., Suite 670, Columbus, OH 43210, USA


Antonio Pea

Unit of General and Pancreatic Surgery, University of Verona Hospital Trust, Verona, Italy


Marcos Vinicius Perini

Austin Health, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, 145 Studley Road, Level 8, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Australia


Benedetta Pesi

Division of Oncological and Robotic General Surgery, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy


Henrik Petrowsky

Swiss HPB and Transplantation Center, Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University Hospital Zurich


Henry A. Pitt

Department of Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA


Giuseppe Quero

Fondazione Policlinico "A.Gemelli" IRCCS of Rome, CRMPG (Gemelli Pancreatic Advanced Research Center), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Rome, Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, 00166, Rome, Italy. Digestive Surgical Unit, Department of Surgery, Fondation "A.Gemelli" Hospital of Rome, Catholic University of Sacred Hearth, Largo Agostino Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy


Falk Rauchfuß

Department of General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery, Jena University Hospital


Trevor W Reichman

Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA


Philip R. de Reuver

Department of Surgery, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands


Rami Rhaiem

Department of General, Digestive and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Robert Debré University Hospital, University of Champagne-Ardenne, Ave Général Koenig, 51100, Reims, France


Ricardo Robles-Campos

Virgen de la Arrixaca Clinic and University Hospital, IMIB, Murcia, Spain


Flavio Rocha

Section of General, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, USA


Sean Ronnekleiv-Kelly

Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792, USA


Alexander Rosemurgy

Department of Advanced Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Florida Hospital Tampa, Tampa, FL, USA


Simeon J. S. Ruiter

Department of HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands


Peter Schemmer

Department General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Graz 8036, Austria. Transplant Center Graz, Medical University of Graz, Graz 8036, Austria


Andrea Schlegel

Queen Elizabeth Univ Hosp Birmingham, Liver Unit, Birmingham B15 2TH, W Midlands, England


Ahmed Shehta

Liver Transplantation Unit, Gastrointestinal Surgery Center, College of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt


Hon-Yi Shi

Department of Healthcare Administration and Medical Informatics, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Department of Business Management, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Department of Medical Research, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung


Shuichiro Shiina

Department of Gastroenterology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Japan


Tatsuo Shimura

Departments of HepatoBiliaryPancreatic and Transplant Surgery, Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima 9601259, Japan


Junichi Shindoh

Hepatobiliary-pancreatic Surgery Division, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Toranomon Hospital, 2-2-2 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-8470, Japan


Ken Shirabe

Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, 3-39-22 Showa-machi, Maebashi, Gunma, 371-8511, Japan


Rachna Shroff

Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson


Fiammetta Soggiu

Department of Surgery Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill Road, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN, UK


Kjetil Søreide

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, HPB Unit, Stavanger University Hospital, Norway; Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway


Parthi Srinivasan

Institute of Liver Studies, King's College Hospital, London, UK


Patrick Starlinger

Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital, Vienna, Austria


Iswanto Sucandy

Florida Hospital Tampa, Advanced Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, 3000 Medical Park Dr, Suite #500, Tampa, FL, 33613, USA


Tadatoshi Takayama

Department of Digestive Surgery Nihon University School of Medicine Tokyo Japan


Ryosuke Tateishi

Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan


Keisuke Tateishi

Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan


Kojiro Taura

Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan


Hiroaki Terajima

Department of Gastroenterological Surgery and Oncology, Tazuke Kofukai Medical Research Institute, Kitano Hospital, Osaka 530-8480, Japan


Giuliano Testa

Surgical Director, Living Donor Liver Transplantation, Baylor University Medical Center / Surgical Chief of Abdominal Transplant for the Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant / Baylor University Medical Center


Yu-Wen Tien

Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan Hospital, Taipei


Koji Tomiyama

Division of Transplantation/Hepatobiliary Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Rochester, New York, USA


Roberto I. Troisi

Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Federico II University Naples, Italy


Hideaki Uchiyama

Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan


Rodrigo Valenzuela

Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile


Kerollos Nashat Wanis

1Department of Surgery, London Health Sciences Centre, Western University, Rm. C8-114, London, ON, N6A 5A5, Canada.

2Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA.


Qiang Xia

Department of Surgery, Renji Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China


Atsushi Yoshizawa

Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 54 Kawaharacho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8507, Japan