Patrick Pessaux, MD, PhD

The Hepato-Biliary and Pancreatic Surgical Unit, Nouvel Hopital Civil (NHC), Strasbourg, France

Prof. Pessaux is the Head of the Hepato-Biliary and Pancreatic surgical Unit in the Department of Digestive and Endocrine Surgery at the University Hospital of Strasbourg, a Professor at the University of Medicine of Strasbourg, and a Researcher in the field of hepato-biliairy and pancreatic diseases and of minimally invasive surgery at the IRCAD Institute of Strasbourg.

After a residency and a fellowship in General and Digestive Surgery, a graduation in medical Studies, he specialized himself in hepato-biliary and pancreatic surgery and in liver transplantation with Professor Jacques Belghiti in Beaujon Hospital. He develops a clinical and fundamental research. He is member of the fundamental research unit INSERM U1110 LabEx HepSys « Interactions virus-hôtes et maladies hépatiques ». He is Professor of Surgery since 2007.

Highly interested in new technologies, the mini-invasive and robotic surgery, he has been implied in the launching of the hepato-biliary and pancreatic programs and courses at the three IRCAD (Research Institute Against Digestive Cancer) sites (Strasbourg, Taiwan, Brazil) where he is course director. In 2012, he accepted to join the newly created Image-guided Hybrid Surgery Institute (IHU) of Strasbourg in order to develop a program of research in excellence, future, innovative, multidisciplinary, and image-guided hepatobiliary surgery.

Prof. Pessaux has authored about two hundred peer-reviewed scientific publications. As a guest speaker, he took part in more than two hundred national and international conferences.

He is the General Secretary of the French Surgical Association (Association Française de Chirurgie - AFC).