Editorial Team

Editor-in-Chief

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Professor J Calvin Coffey , BSc., PhD, FRCSI, CS

Professor, Foundation Chair of Surgery, Consultant Open/Laparoscopic/Robotic Colorectal Surgeon, University of Limerick, University of Limerick Hospitals Group, Limerick, Ireland , Ireland

Associate Editors

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Werner Hohenberger, MD PhD (Complete Mesocolic Excision)

Emeritus Professor, Chair of Surgery, University Erlangen-Nuremberg; Retired Chairman, Surgical Department, University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
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Steven D Wexner, MD, PhD (Hon), FACS, FRCS, FRCS(Ed)(Rectal Surgery)

Director, Digestive Disease Center | Chair, Department of Colorectal Surgery Cleveland Clinic Florida | Affiliate Professor Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine | Clinical Professor Florida International University College of Medicine, USA
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Conor P. Delaney, MD, MCh, PhD, FRCSI, FACS, FASCRS (Hon) (Rectal Surgery)

Chairman, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute Victor W. Fazio MD Endowed Chair in Colorectal Surgery Cleveland Clinic Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Lerner College of Medicine Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Jonathan E. Efron, MD.(Colonic Surgery)

The Mark M. Ravitch Professor of Surgery and Urology; Executive Vice Chair, Department of Surgery; Chief, Ravitch Division of GI Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Jianping Gong, MD, Ph.D.(Gastric Surgery)

Director of General Surgery, Director of Gastrointestinal Surgery Center, Chair of Cancer Research Institute, Professor of Surgery in Tongji Hospital, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
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Peter Dockery, BSc (Hons), PhD (General Anatomy)

Anatomy, School of Medicine National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.
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Manish Chand, MBBS BSc MBA FRCS PhD(Colorectal Surgery)

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Senior Lecturer, University College London Hospital and University College London, UK
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Patrick Kiely PhD (Cell Biology)

Senior Lecturer in Molecular Sciences, Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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Jürgen Mulsow MD FRCSI (Peritoneal Surgery)

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, National Centre for Peritoneal Malignancy, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin 7, Ireland
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Guido Garosi, MD (Peritoneum)

Director, Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena, Italy
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Nicola Di Paolo, MD (Peritoneum)

Past Director, Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena, Italy
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Rafael Riveros, MD (Peritoneum)

Professor Emeritus-Surgery, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia
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Colum Dunne, BSc, PhD, MBA (Microbiology)

Director of Research, Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Ireland
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Martin J. Shelly, Mb BCh BAO, BMedSc, MRCSI, FFRRCSI (General Radiology)

Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Limerick Group, Limerick, Ireland
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Xuehong Xu, PhD (Blood/Circulation/Gastroenterology)

Cell Genetics and Developmental Biology, College of Life Sciences, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an 710062, China
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Sam Atallah, MD, FACS, FASCRS (Advancing Technologies in Pelvic Surgery)

Chairman, Department of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Florida Hospital, Orlando; Director, Research and Innovation Center for Colon & Rectal Surgery; Associate Professor of Surgery, Central Florida College of Medicine; Clinical Faculty, Florida Hospital General Surgery Residency Program; Clinical Faculty, Florida State University – School of Medicine 
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Aoife Lowery MB BCh BAO, MMed Sci, PDip (Clin Ed), PhD, FRCS (Adipose Stem Cells)

Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Section Editors

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Yi Li, MD, PhD(Crohn's Disease)

Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Department of General Surgery, Jinling Hospital Hospital, Medical School of Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
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Sergey K. Efetov MD, PhD (Mesenteric Based Surgery)

The Chief of the Colorectal Surgical Department of University Hospital No.2, Associate Professor of Surgery Department in I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Moscow, Russia
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Colin Peirce, MD, FRCSI (Robotic Surgery)

University Hospital Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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Dara Walsh(Medical illustration)

Clinical AV Program, Biomedical Communicator/Robotic Surgery Tech University of Limerick, University of Limerick Hospitals Group, Limerick, Ireland. , Ireland

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Zhijing Xu

Shanghai, China