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Editorial Board

Guangde Tu, Senior editor, BMC Series

New Content ItemGuangde has been the Editor of BMC Surgery since 2014 and is based in the Shanghai office. Before joining BMC, Guangde received his BSc in theoretical physics from Nanjing University, China and his PhD in quantum chemistry from the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. After graduation, he returned to China as an assistant researcher investigating the growth of composite membranes for water processing, before moving on to study the growth of solid tumors using computer simulation. His interest then turned to medical science and he worked as medical editor for a number of years before joining BMC as an editor of the BMC series.

Senior editorial board members:

Marco Ettore Allaix, University of Torino, Italy

New Content ItemMarco E. Allaix, MD, PhD, was born in Torino in 1977. He obtained the Degree in Medicine at the University of Torino, School of Medicine, in 2002. He spent 18 months as Postgraduate Research Fellow at the University of Chicago in 2012 and 2013. He is working as Associate Professor at the Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Torino. He is member of several national and international surgical societies. He serves as Reviewer for 15+ peer-reviewed journals. To date, he has published more than 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He authored and co-authored more than 30 book chapters. His main research and clinical interests are minimally invasive surgery, colorectal cancer and esophageal disorders.

Mustafa Çelik, İstanbul Gelişim University, İstanbul, Turkey

New Content ItemProf Mustafa Çelik was graduated in Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty and trained in residency program  of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery in Bakırköy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey. He worked as Associate Professor at Kafkas University, Beykent University and Istanbul Gelişim University. He is going on to work at Istanbul Gelişim Universıty. Dr Çelik is an author of several publications in national and international journals and he also served on the editorial board of several highly respected medical journals in the field of otorhinolaryngology. His research interest includes facial plastic surgery, facelift, necklift, rhinoplasty, sinusitis and sleep medicine. He is the last editor-in-chief of BMC Ear Nose and Throat Disorders. He joined the editorial board of BMC Surgery as senior editorial board member in 2020.

René Fahrner, Bürgerspital Solothurn, Switzerland

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Dr. René Fahrner graduated in medicine at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany, and completed his doctoral thesis in the field of liver transplantation. During his surgical education he worked at the University Hospitals in Münster (Germany) and in Switzerland (Bern, Schlieren). As research fellow at the University Hospitals in Bern (Switzerland) and Jena (Germany) he worked and published in basic research in the field of liver injury and regeneration, liver immunology and liver biochip model as well as clinical research of general and visceral surgery. He graduated as a clinical specialist in general, visceral and vascular surgery. Since 2019 he is working in cantonal hospitals in Switzerland.

He joined the Editorial Board of BMC Surgery as Associate Editor in 2015 and became Section Editor for General and Visceral Surgery in 2017.

Dr. Fahrner’s research interests are basic and clinical research in general, visceral and vascular surgery.

Gaetano Gallo, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Gaetano GalloGaetano Gallo, MD PhD, is Assistant Professor of Surgery at “La Sapienza” University of Roma, Roma, Italy. He completed his surgical training at the Department of Colorectal Surgery, S. Rita Clinic, Vercelli before being awarded several fellowships in Brazil, France, Japan, UK and The Netherlands. He has a clinical and academic interest in Proctology (Haemorrhoidal Disease, Perianal and Rectovaginal Fistulas, Rectal Prolapse), Functional and Pelvic Floor Disorders, IBD and Microbiome and Colorectal Cancer. He has authored and co-authored more than 250 articles, including several national and international guidelines on colorectal diseases. He is an Executive Member of the Italian Society of Colorectal Surgery (SICCR) and is currently a member of the European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) Guidelines and Cohort Studies Committees. He is an Editor and Member of several Journal Editorial Boards such as British Journal of Surgery, Surgery, Colorectal Disease, Techniques in Coloproctology and many Journals of BMC and Frontiers Series.

Pasqualino Sirignano, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

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Pasqualino Sirignano was born and raised in Italy where he studied at the University of Siena obtaining his medical doctor degree cum laude in 2006. In 2021 Pasqualino Sirignano become a Vascular Surgeon at “Vita Salute” University of Milan.

Pasqualino Sirignano is an Aggregate Professor of Vascular Surgery at Department of Surgery “Paride Stefanini” – “Sapienza” University of Rome, and a Vascular Surgeon at Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Unit of the Sant’Andrea Hospital, Rome.

Pasqualino Sirignano is member of various national and international Scientific Societies, he served as Secretary General of the Italian Society of Young Surgeons (SPIGC), and now as Secretary General of the Italian Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (SICVE).

Pasqualino Sirignano authored more than 150 peer-reviewed papers and book chapter and his lines of research are mostly related to arterial disease including carotid stenosis, aortic aneurysms, and peripheral arterial disease.

Ai-Min Wu, The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children’s Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, China

New Content ItemProf Ai-Min Wu was graduated in Wenzhou Medical University, Post-Doc Training in School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao tong University, and Fellow training in University of Maryland, Harvard Medical School, University of Hongkong. He worked as Researcher, Associate Professor, Associate Chief Surgeon at Orthopedic-Spine Department of 2nd Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang Provincial Key Lab of Orthopedics now. Dr. Wu is an author of more than 150+ publications in national and international journals, include Lancet, Lancet Healthy Longevity, Nature, Nature Medicine, Small, Pain, Bone and Joint Journal, Spine, and Spine J etc., he also served on the editorial board of several highly respected medical journals in the field of orthopedics or Spine. His research interest includes Spine Pain, Disc Degeneration, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Scoliosis. He joined the editorial board of BMC Surgery as senior editorial board member in 2020.

Guangde Tu, BMC, Shanghai

Senior Editorial Board Members
Marco Allaix, University of Turin, Italy
Mustafa Çelik, Beykent University, Turkey
René Fahrner, Bürgerspital Solothurn, Switzerland
Sebastian Fischer, BG Unfallklinik Ludwigshafen, Germany
Gaetano Gallo, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Marco Petrillo, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy
Pasqualino Sirignano, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy
Ai-Min Wu, Wenzhou Medical University Second Affiliated Hospital, China

Editorial Board Members
Ziad Abbassi, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland
Emad Abdallah, Mansoura University, Egypt
Shalimar Abdullah, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Gian Luigi Adani, University Hospital Udine, Italy
Harshit Agarwal, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raebareli, India
Antonino Agrusa, University of Palermo, Italy
Vanita Ahuja, Yale School of Medicine, USA
Alberto Aiolfi, University of Milan, Italy
Sami Akbulut, Inonu University, Turkey
Ilker Akcam, Ege University , Turkey
Giovanni Alemanno, Careggi University Hospital, Italy
Pier Francesco Alesina, Evang. Kliniken Essen-Mitte, Germany
Sara Alothman, Northwest Hospital, USA
Pietro Anoldo, University "Federico II" of Naples, Italy
Amedeo Anselmi, University of Rennes, France
Pantelis Antonakis, Athens Medical School, Aretaieion Hospital, Greece
Theerachai Apivatthakakul, Dept of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Francesco Ardito, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Lovenish Bains, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
Andreas Bakoyiannis, Bioclinic, City Clinic, Greece
Arjun Ballal, Ballals' Healthcare, India
Omar Barakat, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Manuel Barberio, Card. G. Panico Hospital, Italy
Philip Barie, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
Somprakas Basu, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India
Güntuğ Batıhan, Kafkas University Medical School, Turkey
Dirk Bausch, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Augustinas Bausys, National Cancer Institute, Lithuania
Offir Ben-Ishay, Rambam Health Care Campus, Israel
Franck Billmann, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Germany
Marco Bononi, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Marco Borghesi, University of Bologna, Italy
Giuseppe Borzellino, University Hospital of Verona, Italy
Florin Botea, Fundeni Clinical Institute, Romania
Ismail Bouhout, Institut De Cardiologie de Montreal, Canada
Umberto Bracale, Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Antonio Brillantino, Department of Surgery "A. Cardarelli" hospital, via Cardarelli 9, 80131 Naples, Italy
Stefania Brozzetti, Departement of Surgery Pietro Valdoni. Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Luigi Brusciano, University of Study of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli" Italy, Italy
Ufuk Çagirici, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
Pietro Giorgio Calo, University of Cagliari, Italy
Giovanni Cammaroto, Morgagni Pierantoni-Hospital, Italy
Fabio Cesare Campanile, Ospedale Civita Castellana, Italy
Ludovico Carbone, University of Siena, Italy
Giuseppe Cavallaro, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza Facolta di Medicina e Odontoiatria, Italy
Marco Ceresoli, Universita degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Marcio Chedid, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Medical School of UFRGS, Brazil
Marco Chiappetta, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Adrian Chi-heng Fung, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Pasquale Cianci, ASL BAT-Affiliated University of Foggia, Italy
Francesco A. Ciarleglio, APSS- Health Care Agency, Italy
Diego Coletta, San Salvatore Hospital-AST Pesaro-Urbino and Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Giovanni Conzo, Second University of Naples, Italy
Gianluca Costa, University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Italy
Daniele Crocetti, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Derly Cuellar, Columbia University, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, USA
Giacomo Cusumano, University Hospital Policlinico Vittorio Emanuele, Italy
Fabrizio D'Acapito, AUSL Romagna, Italy
Michele De Fazio, University "Aldo Moro" of Bari, Italy
Raffaele De Luca, IRCCS Istituto Tumori " G. Paolo II" -Bari, Italy
Veronica De Simone, Policlinico Universitario Fondanzione Agostino Gemelli, Italy
Giuseppe Di Buono, Department of Surgical, Oncological and Oral Sciences - University of Palermo, Italy
Marcello Di Martino, AORN Cardarelli, Italy
Arnaldo Dimagli, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Giovanni Docimo, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
Gianluca Donatini, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Poitiers,
Agron Dogjani, University of Medicine of Tirana, Albania
Xing Du, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, China
Traian Dumitrascu, Fundeni Clinical Institute, Romania
Michael El Boghdady, Guy's and St Thomas Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Aslam Ejaz, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, USA
Hossam Elfeki, Mansoura University Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
Sameh H Emile, Mansoura University, Egypt
Oliver Eng, University of California, USA
Johannes Fakler, University of Leipzig, Germany
Chengming Fan, Central South University, China
Francesco Ferrara, San Carlo Borromeo Hospital, Italy
Alfonso Fiorelli, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy
Lisa Flynn, Wayne State University, USA
Giampaolo Formisano, Misericordia Hospital, Italy
Elisa Francone, The University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy
Marco Frascio, Universita degli Studi di Genova Scuola di Scienze Mediche e Farmaceutiche, Italy
Mahir Gachabayov, New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center, USA
Claudio Gambardella, Universita degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy
Liang Gao, Saarland University, Germany
Mario Giuffrida, Parma University Hospital - General Surgery Unit, Italy
Antonio Giuliani, Unit of General and Emergency Surgery, AOR San Carlo, Potenza, Italy
Raffaele Grande, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Mario Gruppo, Veneto Institute of Oncology IOV - IRCCS, Italy
Mohamed Hany, Alexandria University, Egypt
Firdaus Hayati, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Ricardo Horta, São João University Hospital (CHUSJ), Portugal
Shijun Hu, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, China
Yingqi Hua, Shanghai First People's Hospital, China
ZeYu Huang, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China
Mohamed Ibrahim Bahnasy, Alexandria University, Egypt
Giuseppe Ietto, University of Insubria, Italy
Hiroyuki Inose, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
Arda Isik, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey
Howard Jen, University of California Los Angeles, USA
Önder Kavurmacı, Izmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Turkey
Kostiantyn Kopchak, National Institute of Surgery and Transplantation, Ukraine
Irmgard Kronberger, Medizinische Universitat Innsbruck, Austria
Marco La Torre, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Pierfrancesco Lapolla, University of Oxford, UK
Krzysztof Laudanski, Mayo Clinic, USA
Augusto Lauro, St.Orsola University Hospital, Italy
Krzysztof Letachowicz, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland
Guang-Xun Lin, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University, China
Xiaokun Lin, The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, China
Eleonora Lori, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Luigi Losco, Department of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry. University of Salerno, Italy
Francesco Saverio Lucido, University of Campania of Naples, Italy
Stefano Magnone, ASST Papa Giovanni XXIII Bergamo, Italy
Michele Manigrasso, "Federico II" University of Naples, Italy
Wassim Mansour, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza Facolta di Medicina e Psicologia, Italy
Guglielmo Mantica, Policlinico San Martino Hospital, Italy
Luigi Marano, University of Siena, Italy
Michele Marconi, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana, Italy
David Martin, Lausanne University Hospital CHUV, Switzerland
Gennaro Martines, General Surgery- Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Policlinico Bari, Italy
Aleix Martínez-Pérez, Hospital Universitario Doctor Peset, Spain
Russell Seth Martins, Aga Khan University, Pakistan
Giovanni Merola, AOUP Federico II Napoli, Italy
Islam Metwally, Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS trust, UK
Marco Milone, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Petros Mirilas, Emory University School of Medicine, USA
Lucia Moletta, University of Padova, Italy
Sarah Molfino, University of Brescia & Third Division of General Surgery, Brescia Civili Hospital, Brescia, Italy
Nunzio Montelione, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Italy
Ilaria Morelli, UOC Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Ospedale di Legnano, ASST Ovest Milanese, Legnano (MI), Italy
Xiaoping Mu, Guangxi Academy of Medical Scicences; The People's Hospital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
Mario Musella, Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Giuseppe Nigri, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Casimiro Nigro, Università degli studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
Ahmad Ozair, Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida, USA
Ali Fahir Özer, Koc University School of Medicine, Turkey
Mrios Papadakis, University of Witten-Herdecke, Germany
Ik Seong Park, Catholic University of Korea Bucheon Saint Mary's Hospital, South Korea
Mohit Patralekh, Safdarjung Hospital and Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, New Delhi, India
Renato Patrone, IRCCS Pascale INT Naples, Italy
Giovanna Pavone, University of Foggia, Italy
Corrado Pedrazzani, Verona University, Italy
Gianluca Pellino, Second University of Naples, Italy
Roberto Peltrini, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Davide Pertile, Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Italy
Antonio Pesce, Delta Hospital, University of Ferrara, Italy
Andrea Picchetto, AOU Policlinico Umberto I, University Hospital, Rome, Italy
Arcangelo Picciariello, University "Aldo Moro" of Bari, Italy
Mauro Podda, Cagliari State University, Italy
Alberto Polimeni, Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro, Italy
Andrea Polistena, Azienda Ospedaliera Santa Maria di Terni, Italy
Marco Raffaelli, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Marco Ramera, University of Brescia, Italy
Falk Rauchfuß, University Hospital Jena, Germany
Elisa Reitano, University of Eastern Piedmont , Italy
Ottavio Rena, University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy
Beate Richter, Hufeland Klinikum GmbH, Germany
Aldo Rocca, Medicine and Health Sciences University of Molise, Italy
Gianluca Rompianesi, Federico II University - Naples, Italy
Giuseppe Rovere, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCSS and Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Paweł Rynio, Pomeranian Medical University, Poland
Taimur Saleem, The Rane Center for Venous and Lymphatic Diseases at St Dominic Hospital, USA
Giuseppe Sammarco, University of Catanzaro University of Catanzaro, Italy
Gabriel Sandblom, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Gregorio Santori, University of Genoa, Italy
Asahi Sato, Shiga General Hospital, Japan
Vinno Savelli, university of Siena, Italy
Stefano Scabini, Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Italy
Kevin Schuster, Yale School of Medicine, USA
Juan Jose Segura-Sampedro, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
Giuseppe Sena, Azienda Ospedaliera "Pugliese-Ciaccio" Of Catanzaro, Italy
Raffaele Serra, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
Giuseppe Filiberto Serraino, Magna Graecia University, Italy
Alberto Settembrini, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’Granda Policlinico, Italy
Mostafa Shalaby, Mansoura University, Egypt
Chaoyong Shen, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, China
Na Shen, Zhongshan Hospital of Fudan University, China
Dongquan Shi, Drum Tower Hospital affiliated to Medical School of Nanjing University, China
Pin-Keng Shih, China Medical University Hospital, Taiwan
Laurentiu Simion, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy & Bucharest Oncological Institute, Romania
Amarildo Smakaj, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Salvatore Sorrenti, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Giulio Sozzi, University of Palermo, Italy
Cesare Stabilini, Universita degli Studi di Genova Scuola di Scienze Mediche e Farmaceutiche, Italy
Davor Stamenovic, Medical Faculty of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
Felix Strübing, BG Trauma Center Ludwigshafen, Germany
Antonio Tarasconi, Acute care, Trauma and Emergency Surgery Dept., Parma University Hospital, Italy
Mikhail Tavobilov, Botkin's Municipal Hospital, Russian
Giovanni Domenico Tebala, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Flavio Tirelli, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario "A. Gemelli" IRCCS, Italy
Valeria Tonini, Universita degli Studi di Bologna, Italy
Bart Torensma, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
Salvatore Tramontano , University Hospital of Salerno, Italy
Akif Turna, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Italy
Giulia Turri, University of Verona, Italy
Roberta Tutino, Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, Molinette Hospital, Italy
Massimiliano Veroux, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Policlinico Vittorio Emanuele Catania, Italy
Leonardo Vincenti, Hospital IRCCS Saverio De Bellis, Italy
Antonio Vitiello, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Imtiaz Wani, Government Gousia Hospital, India
Ulrich Friedrich Wellner, UKSH Campus LübecK, Germany
Janus Wong, LKS Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, China
Kai Pun Wong, The University of Hong Kong, China
Zhouqiao Wu, Peking University Cancer Hospital, China
Chao Xie, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA
Jincai Yang, Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, China
Kanhua Yin, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
Peng Yin, Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, China
Naoyuki Yokoyama, Niigata City General Hospital, Japan
Segii Zemskov, Bogomolets Natioanl Medical University, Ukraine
Yunpeng Zhu, Ruijin Hospital Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China
Joel Zindel, University Clinic for Visceral Surgery and Medicine, Canada
Tobias Zingg, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland
Carmine Zoccali, Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Italy
Jun Zou, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, China

Editorial Advisors
Markus Buchler, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Nigel Bundred, South Manchester University Hospital, UK
Carlos A Muro-Cacho, University of South Florida, USA
Robert Sawyer, University of Virginia, USA

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