Executive Committee

Executive Committee


Please contact the Administrative Office ISS/SIC (surgery@iss-sic.com) if you would like to get in touch with our Executive Commitee Members. 


President ISS/SIC and Congress President WCS 2019


Andrew G. Hill, MD

Department of Surgery
University of Auckland
Middlemore Hospital
Private Bag 93311 Otahuhu
Auckland 1640
New Zealand

President elect ISS/SIC


John Hunter, MD

Department of Surgery
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, L223
Portland, OR 97239-3098

Past President


Marco G. Patti, MD

Ctr Esophageal Dis. & Swallowing
4030 Burnett Womack Building
101 Manning Drive, CB 7081
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7081

Secretary General


Kenneth D. Boffard, MD

University of Witwatersrand
17 Pallinghurst Road
2193 Johannesburg
South Africa

General Treasurer


Anders O. Bergenfelz, MD

Lund University Hospital
Dept. of Surgery
22185 Lund

Editor in Chief WJS


Julie Ann Sosa, MD

University of California at San Francisco-UCSF
Dept. of Surgery
513 Parnassus Ave, Suite S320
Box 0104
San Francisco, CA 94143

Councillor ISS/SIC (2017-2021) Chair Membership Committee


Italo Braghetto, MD

University of Chile
Dept.of Surgery
Santos Dumont 999
Santiago de Chile

Councillor ISS/SIC (2017-2021) Chair of the Global Surgery Committee


Hisham Abdullah, MD

Ministry of Health Malaysia
Office of Director GeneralHealth MY
Level 12, Block E7, Complex E,
62590 Putrajaya

Councillor ISS/SIC (2015-2019) Chair of the Scientific Committee


Seigo Kitano, MD

Dept. Of Surgery 1
Oita Univ. Faculty of Medicine
1-1 Idaigaoka, Hasama-machi
Yufu, 879-5593

Councillor ISS/SIC (2015-2019) Chair of the Social Media Committee


Rowan W. Parks, MD

Dept. of Clinical Surgery
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
51 Little France Crescent
Edinburgh, EH16 4SA
United Kingdom

Permanent Guest: Secretary-Treasurer ISS/SIC Foundation


Michael G. Sarr, MD

Dept. of Surgery
Mayo Clinic
200 First Street S.W.
55905 Rochester

Collective Members of ISS/SIC


President IAES (2017-2019)

Gerard m. Doherty, MD

Boston Medical Center
88 E. Newton St.,Collamore Ste 500
Boston, MA 02118

President IATSIC (2017-2019)


Christine Gaarder, MD

Slemdalsveien 45 B
0373 Oslo

President IASMEN (2017-2019)


Takashi Higashiguchi, MD

424-1 Ohtori
Tsu, Mie 514-1295

President BSI (2017-2019)


Omar Z. Youssef, MD

8 Nady El Seid St.
Dokki 12311

President ISDS (2017-2019)


Hiroyuki Konno, MD

1-20-1 Handayama
Hamamatsu, Shizuoka

President ASAP (2017-2019)


Kathleen M. Casey, MD

15 A Harrington St
New Port, RI 02840

The Executive Committee consists of the President, the President-elect, the Immediate Past-President, the Secretary General, the Treasurer, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, four Councilors-at-large and, one representative of each Collective Member. The foregoing members of the Executive Committee have full voting rights. The Administrative Director is a permanent guest of the Executive Committee meetings, without voting right.