Giovanni Dapri, MD, PhD

Head of Digestive Clinic, Saint-Pierre University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium

Giovanni Dapri is Head of Digestive Clinic at Saint-Pierre University Hospital, Brussels (Belgium). In the same Institut, he is Co-Director of the European School of Laparoscopic Surgery and Course Co-Chair of the different Laparoscopic Courses (Single Incision, Bariatric, Colorectal and Hernia Repair).

He is Professor of Anatomy at University of Mons (Belgium).

He is Professor of Surgery at Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium).

In his academic career, he has edited 5 books, published more than 120 scientific articles and more than 70 book chapters.

During International and National Congresses, he has performed more than 100 laparoscopic procedures in front of the audience in foreign countries and presented more than 400 oral presentations.

He invented in 2008 an instrument set to operate in Single Incision Laparoscopy, and in 2013 an instrument set to perform the TransAnal Minimally Invasive Surgery.

He is member of the Editorial Board of 40 Scientific Journals and member of Executive Committee of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and of Scientific Committees of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

He is President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Belgian Chapter.

He is Faculty Member of the Courses held at IRCAD (France, Taiwan, Brazil), at LapSurg Insitut (Sao Paulo, Brasil), at MISC-ASIA (Singapore) and at Cuschieri Skills Centre (Dundee, Scotland).

He is Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS), Fellow American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS), Honorary Fellow Philippine Association of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons (HonFPALES), Honorary Member Sociedade Portoguese de Cirurgia Minimamente Invasiva (HonSPCMIN), Honorary Member Bulgarian Society of Surgery (HonBSS), Honorary Member Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgia Digestiva (HonCBCD), Honorary Member Colégio Brasileiro Cirurgiões (HonCBC), and regular member of other 10 Surgical Societies.

Terms of Appointment: Aug 2016 - Jul 2018; Jun 2019 - May 2021