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Editor Profiles

Hayley Henderson, Editor

New Content ItemHayley obtained her PhD in applied materials science from the University of Cardiff, while working in the department of dermatology at the Heath Hospital.  She made the leap from the laboratory into publishing in 2009 where she joined the BioMed Central team and is a Senior Editor for the BMC series and the Editor for BMC Surgery.  Hayley is also involved in running author and referee workshops to help encourage and support young researchers, and she also contributes to the BMC Series blog.

Section Editors

Marco Ettore Allaix

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Marco E. Allaix, MD, PhD joined the BMC Surgery as Section Editor on June 6, 2016. He is working as Assistant Professor in General Surgery at the Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Torino. He completed the Residency program in general surgery cum laude at the University of Torino in 2008. He completed the PhD program in Robotics and Informatics applied to Surgical Sciences at Tor Vergata University, Rome in 2013. He spent 18 months (Jan 2012-June 2013) as Postgraduate Research Fellow at the Department of Surgery and Center for Esophageal Diseases, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is member of several national and international surgical societies. He currently serves as Reviewer for 15 peer-reviewed journals. To date, he has published 74 papers in peer-reviewed journals that are indexed in PubMed. He authored and co-authored 27 book chapters. His main research and clinical interests are minimally invasive surgery, colorectal cancer and esophageal disorders.

Maurits de Brauw

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Maurits de Brauw is a surgeon specialized in laparoscopic, gastro intestinal and bariatric surgery. He completed his Ph D on an experimental surgical therapy of colorectal liver metastases in the University of Leiden, Department of Experimental Surgery. His current research is directed at the metabolic basis of diabetes and obesity and the effects of bariatric surgery in cooperation with the University of Amsterdam and the Free University of Amsterdam.

At present, he is the head of the Department of Surgery at the Slotervaart Hospital in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Yearly, over 1200 patients recieve a bariatric procedure in this general teaching hospital. He joined the Editorial Board of BMC surgery as Section Editor in 2015.

Rene Fahrner

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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 basic surgical education he worked at the University Hospitals in Münster (Germany) and in Bern (Switzerland). As research fellow at the University Hospital in Bern he mainly worked and published in the field of liver injury and regeneration as well as liver immunology. Since 2013 he is working at the University Hospital in Jena, Germany.

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 and visceral surgery with the main focus on liver surgery including liver injury and regeneration as well as immunological aspects.