Living Legends

  • Dr. Seymour I. Schwartz

    United States

    When Change Is Rapid and Radical Reflection Must Not Remain in the Recliner and Rocking Chair
    22 September (Tuesday)
    10:30-11:00hrs

  • Professor Markus W. Büchler

    Germany

    Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer – Evolution, Progress and Failures
    23 September 2020 (Wednesday)
    10:30-11:00hrs

  • Professor Masaru Miyazaki

    Japan

    Aggressive Surgical Strategies for Advanced Bilio-Pancreatic Malignancies
    24 September 2020 (Thursday)
    10:30-11:00hrs

Dr. Seymour I. Schwartz

United States

Dr Seymour I. Schwartz was born in Bronx, New York. He completed his undergraduate studies in two years at the University of Wisconsin and graduated from New York University Medical School in 1950. He joined the faculty of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1957, where he has remained for over 50 years. Seymour Schwartz was Chair of the Department of Surgery of the University of Rochester from 1987-1998 and is currently the Distinguished Alumni Professor of Surgery.

Dr Schwartz was the Editor-in-Chief of the first and subsequent 6 editions of the most popular surgical text Principles of Surgery. He has authored seven additional surgical books including Surgical Diseases of the Liver, (1964). Dr Schwartz has edited several journals. He has served as President of the American College of Surgeons, The American Surgical Association, Society for Clinical Surgery, and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and The American Philosophical Society.

Dr Schwartz received the Medal of Honor, bestowed upon him by King Juan Carlos of Spain. In 2000, he received Honorary PhDs from the University of Lund, Sweden, the University of Madrid, and an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin. In October 2017, the American College of Surgeons honoured Dr Schwartz with “The Icon in Surgery” recognition.

Professor Markus W. Büchler

Germany

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.

Professor Masaru Miyazaki

Japan

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.