Giovanni Dapri, MD, PhD

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, European School of Laparoscopic Surgery, Saint-Pierre University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium

Dr. Dapri is Professor of Surgery at the Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 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).

In his academic career, he has edited 5 books, published more than 100 scientific articles and more than 50 chapters in other books.

During International and National Congresses, Dr. Dapri has performed more than 90 laparoscopic procedures in front of the audience and presented more than 390 oral presentations.

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

Dr. Dapri is member of the Editorial Board of 24 Scientific Journals, member of Scientific Committees of ACS, SAGES, and ASMBS, a Faculty Member of the Courses held at IRCAD (France, Taiwan, Brazil), at LapSurgInsitut (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 Colegio Brasileiro de Cirurgia Digestiva (HonCBCD), and regular member of other 10 Surgical Societies.

Terms of Appointment: Aug 2015 - Jul 2017; Jun 2019 - May 2021