Faculty

Medical experts with profound expertise

The Training for Excellence faculty consists of internationally renowned experts in endoscopy. Many trainers within the faculty are leading members of national gastrointestinal societies. Each offers an area of specialism such as endoscopic imaging, interventional endoscopy or EUS for example.

Our faculty members have developed a common scientific approach to present consistency in whichever course you select. Many of the clinicians take part in joint research projects and regularly share their thoughts on best practice and the latest techniques.

We have a select group of experts that are part of our Flying Trainer Team, these clinicians travel and train across our regional Centers of Excellence in Europe and the Middle East. It is also possible to organise bespoke training in a specific training centre if there is a specific requirement from a number of trainees.

DR. MAJID ABDULRAHMAN ALMADI

KING KHALID UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, KING SAUD UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CITY, RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA

Expert in:

  • ERCP
  • EUS
  • Luminal and biliary stenting

Dr. Paolo Giorgio ARCIDIACONO

OSPEDALE SAN RAFFAELE, MILAN, ITALY

Expert in: 

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic EUS
  • ERCP

List of courses lectured:

PROF. MARCO BRUNO

ERASMUS MC ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

Expert in:

  • Interventional EUS and ERCP

List of courses lectured

PROF. ELISABETTA BUSCARINI

OSPEDALE MAGGIORE DI CREMA, ITALY

Expert in:

  • Ultrasonographic techniques in gastroenterology, either percutaneous or endoscopic
  • Diagnosis and management of superficial lesions of GI tract
  • Diagnosis and management of biliopancreatic lesions

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DR. CRISTIANO CROSTA

EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF ONCOLOGY, MILAN, ITALY

Expert in:

  • Barrett esophagus
  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Detection and characterization of esophageal, gastric and colorectal superficial neoplastic lesion.
  • Advanced techniques of endoscopic  resection of supercial neoplastic lesion
  • Palliative endoscopic treatment of advanced gastrointestinal cancer

List of courses lectured

Dr. Marc GIOVANNINI

INSTITUT PAOLI-CALMETTES, FRANCE

PROF. MARTIN GÖTZ

UNIVERSITÄTSKLINIKUM TÜBINGEN, GERMANY

Expert in:

  • Endoscopic detection and management of early gastrointestinal cancer
  • Advanced Imaging Techniques: (Virtual) Chromoendoscopy, Endomicroscopy
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Choledocho-Pancreatoscopy (ERCP)
  • Biliary and Pancreatic Interventions

List of courses lectured

Dr. Michael HAEFNER

HOSPITAL BOZEN, ITALY

Flying Trainer i-scan

DR. REHAN HAIDRY

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON HOSPITALS, UNITED KINGDOM

Expert in:

  • Advanced endoscopic imaging for early cancer detection on Oesophago-gastric cancers
  • Endoscopic resection of OG cancer
  • Radiofrequency Ablation for early Oesophageal cancer
  • EUS
  • Training and quality in upper endosocpy

List of courses lectured

PROF. ERIK VAN DER HEJDEN

RADBOUD UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER NIJMEGEN, THE NETHERLANDS

List of courses lectured

Dr. Arthur HOFFMAN

HELIOS DR. HORST SCHMIDT KLINIKEN WIESBADEN, GERMANY

Flying Trainer i-scan

PROF. HELMUT NEUMANN

UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER OF THE JOHANNES GUTENBERG UNIVERSITY MAINZ, GERMANY

Expert in:

  • Advanced endoscopic imaging techniques
  • Molecular imaging
  • Optical Biopsy techniques
  • 3D Endoscopy
  • Computer-aided diagnosis
  • Advanced endoscopic resection, including POEM, ESD and endoscopic full thickness resection

DR. JAN-WERNER POLEY

ERASMUS MC ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

Expert in:

  • Diagnostic and interventional endosonography (EUS)
  • ERCP
  • Interventional endoscopy

List of courses lectured

PROF. KLAUS FRIEDRICH RABE

LUNGENCLINIC GROSSHANSDORF, GERMANY

List of courses lectured

DR. SILVIA SANDULEANU

MAASTRICHT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTRE+, THE NETHERLANDS

Expert in:

  • Endoscopic detection and management of gastrointestinal polyps and early cancers
  • Training in advanced endoscopic imaging
  • Interval colorectal cancer: clinical, molecular epidemiology and international benchmarking
  • Colorectal cancer screening in average- and high-risk groups

 List of courses lectured

Prof. Hakan SENTURK

BEZMI ALEM VAKIF UNIVERSITY, ISTANBUL, TURKEY

DR. ILYA SIVOKOZOV

CENTRAL TB RESEARCH INSTITUTE/MAIN MILITARY HOSPITAL, MOSCOW, RUSSIA

Expert in:

  • Interventional pulmonology, including conventional bronchoscopy, EBUS and lung cryobiopsy
  • Thoracic Radiology
  • Interstitial lung diseases diagnostics and treatment
  • Training in basic & advanced bronchoscopy and EBUS

    List of courses lectured

    DR. ALEXANDER SMIRNOV

    1st SAINT-PETERSBURG MEDICAL UNIVERSITY N.A. PAVLOV, RUSSIA

    Expert in:

    • Diagnostics and treatment of early cancer of the gastrointestinal tract
    • Surgical endoscopy (treatment of achalasia, submucosal tumor, ESD)

    PROF. PIER ALBERTO TESTONI

    OSPEDALE SAN RAFFAELE, MILAN, ITALY

    Expert in:

    • Therapeutic and pancreatic ERCP
    • Advanced therapeutic G.I. Endoscopy
    • Advanced endoscopic imaging

    List of courses lectured

    DR. IGOR VASILEV

    SAINT-PETERSBURG RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THORACIC SURGERY AND TB, RUSSIA

    Expert in:

    • EBUS
    • i-scan
    • General thoracic surgery
    • Interventional pulmology

    List of courses lectured

    PROF. PETER VILMANN

    COPENHAGEN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HERLEV, DENMARK

    Expert in:

    • Training in basic and advanced EUS
    • Technique of EUS guided biopsy
    • EUS guided therapy including drainage procedures
    • One-step integrated ERCP/EUS procedures
    • Translational Research focus
    • Confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) in patients with IBD
    • EUS guided n-CLE and pancreatic cysts
    • Colorectal cancer screening
    • Quality in colonoscopy
    • Nurse administered Propofol sedation (NAPS)

    List of courses lectured