Davide Lomanto, MD, PhD FAMS (Surg), FJSES (hon), FPCS (hon), FPALES (hon); FIAGES (hon); FISES (hon) (Laparoscopic Digestive Surgery)

National University Health System, Minimally Invasive Center, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore

Prof. Lomanto graduated with distinction (Magna cum Laude) in Medicine & Surgery in 1983 at University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy. He completed his training in General Surgery in 1992 and his PhD in Gastrointestinal Surgery in 1990 at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy. Since 1990, he served as Assistant Professor and then as Associate Professor in General Surgery, at the Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, University of Rome "La Sapienza". He spent several period of time overseas for training in Switzerland, Germany and USA. He is currently Professor of Surgery at the YLL School of Medicine, National University of Singapore; Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgical Centre (MISC) at the National University Hospital (NUH) and Director of the Tan Sri Khoo Teck Puat Advanced Surgery Training Centre (ASTC) at National University of Singapore. He is also a Senior Consultant in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery at NUH. He has a special interest in Minimally Invasive Surgery, laparoscopic digestive surgery including Robotic and Obesity Surgery and Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair. He is a fellow of international surgical societies like SAGES, EAES, GREPA-EHS, ELSA. He takes part in the organizing of International Surgical Congress and has been invited to speak and chair in many International Conferences. He is a member of the Editorial Committee and reviewer of several scientific surgical journals. He is the Secretary-General and Past-President of the Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons of ASIA (ELSA, founding member and Advisory President of the Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS) and founding member and Past-President of the Asia-Pacific Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Society. He is Secretary General and Treasurer of the International Federation of the Societies of Endoscopic Surgeons (IFSES). He has more than 120 publications in international peer-reviewed surgical journals and more then 15 Chapters in surgical books. He is Editor of 5 Surgical Books. He has been awarded the Honorary Membership of the Surgical and Endolaparoscopic Societies of Japan, India, Indonesia, Philippines. He serves as Managing Editor of Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery.

Prof. Davide Lomanto attained knighthood on 26 December 2009. He was honored by the Italian Government for his contribution towards his leading role among the Italian community in Singapore and Asia Pacific. He was awarded specifically for his leadership in clinical service, research and academic recognition as expert in the field of surgery, minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery. The prestigious award - Ordine della Stella della Solidarieta Italiana, is an honor conferred upon people whose work has contributed in the strengthening of economic, cultural and humanitarian relations between Italy and other countries.