Living Legends

  • Professor Masaru Miyazaki

    Director & Professor of Surgery, Department of Medicine, Narita Hospital

    Aggressive Surgical Strategies for Advanced Bilio-Pancreatic Malignancies

  • Professor Markus W. Büchler

    Executive Director and Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Heidelberg University

    Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer – Evolution, Progress and Failures

  • Dr Nancy Ascher

    Organ Transplant Surgeon, UCSF Health

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Professor Masaru Miyazaki

Director & Professor of Surgery, Department of Medicine, Narita Hospital

Aggressive Surgical Strategies for Advanced Bilio-Pancreatic Malignancies

Professor Masaru Miyazaki is Director & Professor of Surgery, Narita Hospital, Department of Medicine, and Vice President of International University of Health and Welfare (IUHW), in Japan. He graduated from School of Medicine, Chiba University in 1975, and trained at General Surgery of the First Department Chiba University as a surgical resident and fellow till 1981.He had been to Toronto as a research fellow from 1981 to 1983 under Professor Rudy Falk, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto.

Professor Miyazaki returned to Department of General Surgery, Chiba University in 1983, and was promoted to Professor and Chairman in 2001, also Director of Chiba University Hospital and the Vice-President of Chiba University in 2011. He has been a president of the Society of Japan Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Surgery since 2012. He hosted 112th Annual meeting of Japan Surgical Society in 2012, also 49th Annual meeting of Japan Biliary Society in 2013, as a president of congress. As a visiting Professor, he had visited; Louisville University, US in 1996, Yonsei University, Korea in 2003, Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute (SGPGIMS), India in 2005, Cincinnati University, USA in 2010 and Belgrade University, Serbia in 2018. He was nominated as an Honorary membership of; Egyptian Society of Surgeons 2010, European Surgical Association 2014, American Surgical Association 2017, and Brazilian Society of Surgical Oncology (BSSO) 2015.

Professor Markus W. Büchler

Executive Director and Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Heidelberg University

Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer – Evolution, Progress and Failures

Professor Markus W. Büchler is the executive director and professor of surgery at the department of surgery of Heidelberg University. After studying medicine in Heidelberg and Berlin and surgical training in Berlin and Ulm he became chairman and professor of surgery at the University of Bern, Switzerland in 1993. In 2001 he became chairman and professor of surgery in Heidelberg and subsequently head of surgical departments at Salem hospital in Heidelberg in 2005, as well as at the general hospitals in Sinsheim, Eberbach, and Heppenheim in 2009, 2012, and 2013, respectively.

Professor Büchler is an internationally respected expert in the fields of hepatobiliary and colorectal surgery, and especially of pancreatic surgery. He has received multiple scientific awards and is member of the editorial boards of many scientific journals. More than 2700 authored scientific manuscripts have been published by him. He was president of the German Society for General and GI Surgery, the German Surgical Society, the European Pancreatic Club and the international hepato-pancreato-biliary association among others. He is a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, and honorary member of the American Surgical Association, the American College of Surgeons, and the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England and Scotland.

Dr Nancy Ascher

Organ Transplant Surgeon, UCSF Health

Dr. Nancy Ascher has devoted her career to organ transplantation and transplant research. She has served on the Presidential Task Force on Organ Transplantation, Surgeon General’s Task Force on Increasing Donor Organs and Secretary of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation.

Ascher is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she earned her medical degree. She completed a general surgery residency and clinical transplant fellowship at the University of Minnesota, where she later joined the faculty and became clinical director of the liver transplant program.

Ascher is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is a member of numerous other medical societies, including the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, in which she has served as president.