International Faculty

Dr. Alfred Allen E Buenafe,Philippines

MD, FPCS, FACS President of ELSA Executive Director Center for Advanced Surgery Cardinal Santos Medical Center

Dr. Alfred Allen E. Buenafe is an Executive Director of Philippine Center for Advance Surgery (PCAS) and he has an experience of 27 years in field of endoscopic and laparoscopic field. As an authority in the fields, he has been invited as a speaker for International Conventions and Workshops in Basic and Advance Laparoscopy in Europe and Asian countries. He completed Doctor of Medicine from De La Salle University in 1991.His current leadership positions being the president of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA), Joint Secretary General of Asia Pacific Hernia Surgery (APHS), Board of Directors of Joint Secretary General of Asia Endosurgery Task Force (AETF) Asia Pacific Endo Laparoscopic Group. He is also the editor of Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery (official publication of ELSA).

Dr. Roland Scherer,Berlin

M.D. Head, Center of colorectal- and pelvic floor surgery Hospital Waldfriede Berlin, Germany

Memberships, Functions :

  • 09. August 1963 - born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1985 – 1992 University of Medicin in Erlangen, Freiburg and Berlin, Germany
  • 1991 Dissertation magna cum laude
  • 1993 – 2000 Resident, Red-Cross-Hospital Westend, Berlin, Germany
  • 2000 – 2006 Senior house officer Specialist for Coloproctology, Red-Cross-Hospital Westend, Berlin, Germany
  • 2006 European specialist for Coloproctology (EBSQ)
  • since 2006 Head and Medical director Department of colorectal and pelvic floor surgery Hospital Waldfriede, Berlin, Germany
  • since 2008 Chairman of the biannual International meeting “Innovations in Coloproctology”, Berlin
  • 2015 – 2016 Representative of Germany in the European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP)
  • Since 2016 Representative of Central Europe in the ESCP

Memberships, Functions :

  • Repepresentative of Central Europe in the European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP)
  • Honorary Fellow and Honorary Prof. of Coloproctology, ISCP (International Society of Coloproctology)
  • Member of the German Society of Coloproctology
  • Member of the Berlin Society of Surgery
  • Founder and Medical Director of the Desert Flower Center Waldfriede,a holistic medical center against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Dr. Jun-Gi Kim,Seoul



  • Emeritus Professor, Department of Surgery, College of Medicne,the Catholic University of Korea
  • Previous Director, Minimal Access and Robot Surgery Center, Seoul St. .Mary's Hospital, the Catholic University of Korea (2010.04-2015.08)
  • Previous Director, Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Seoul St. .Mary's Hospital, the Catholic University of Korea (2010.09-2017.02)
  • Address : 222 Banpo-Daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul 137-701 Korea


  • 1970 - 1976 : School of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea
  • 1976 : Licensed as a medical practitioner (M.D.)
  • 1981 : Licensed as a Surgeon
  • 1986 : Degree of Doctor in Medical Science (equivalent to PhD) School of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea (No 318)
  • 1989/10~1991/3; Visiting Assistant Professor in Dept. Surgery, University of Colorado, USA


  • 1984-1987 : Instructor, Department of Surgery
    St. Vincent's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea
  • 1987-1992 : Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
    St. Vincent's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea
  • 1989-1991 : Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  • 1992-1997 : Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
    St. Vincent's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea
  • 1997-2009 : Professor, Department of Surgery
    St. Vincent's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea
  • 2009-2017 : Professor, Department of Surgery
    Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea
  • 2017~ Present: Emeritus Professor, Department of Surgery
    College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea


  • (1981~ Present) Member of the Korean Surgical Society
  • (1995 ~ Present) Member of the Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA)
  • (1996 ~ Present) Member of the Korean Society of Coloproctology (KSCP)

Dr. C.R. Selvasekar (Manchester)

MBBS, MD, FRCS (Glas), FRCS Ed (Gen. Surg) PGCert (Med Ed), MBA (Health Executive)

Membership :

  • Association of Coloproctology of GB and Ireland
    Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of GB and Ireland
    European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons
    Member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK
    Medical Protection Society


Current Appointment: (1 st June 2011 To date)
  • Consultant Colorectal Surgeon with special interest in Oncology and minimal access surgery, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, M20 4BX.
    2. Hon. Sr. Lecturer, Manchester University
    3. National Trainer for Laparoscopic colorectal surgery, LAPCO
    4. Accredited colonoscopist for the National Bowel cancer screening programme
    5. MRCS examiner and surgical tutor at the RCS (Ed)
    6. Director of Education, RCS (Ed)
    7.Council member for NW and Mersey, ALSGBI
Previous Appointment:
  • 1st October 2007- 10 th June 2011 Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Crewe. CW1 4QJ
    1 st March 2010-30 September 2012 Hon Clinical Lecturer, School of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool

Dr. Murthy Nyasavajjala

Current Designation: Mr Murthy Nyasavajjala
Job title: Consultant surgeon in upper gastrointestinal
Site: Scunthorpe General Hospital
Qualifications: MBBS, DM, FRCS
Special interests: Bariatric surgery, cancer surgery

Prof J.J. Jakimowicz (Netherland)

Professor of Safety in Healthcare (from 2007 -2017)
Department Industrial Design, section Applied Ergonomics and Design


Prof J.J. Jakimowicz MD, PhD, FRCS, Ed
Jack Jakimowicz is professor Safety in Health care at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He is a leading authority in the field of minimally invasive surgery and an expert on ergonomic applications and new technological developments. His chair focuses on the quality and safety of medical technology in general and minimally invasive surgery in particular. The activities of his chair are aimed at expanding collaboration between hospitals, TU Delft and the medical industry, in the framework of the Medisign programme. It especially focuses on safeguarding quality, and the safety of medical technology. Jack Jakimowicz is involved in multiple Medisign projects to create innovative solutions and improve the interaction between the user and technology; As part of the program, he supervises student projects and several PhD candidates. In addition to his activities at TU Delft, he puts his experience and expertise to use as an advisor to the Catharina Hospital's Education and Research department. Jack Jakimowicz is a member of several national and international surgical societies and past secretary general as well as past president of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). Furthermore he is an honorary member of the Polish Surgical Society and EAES. Currently he is internal auditor of the executive board of the EAES and chairman of the board of Laparoscopic Surgical Skills Foundation (LSS).

Dr. Daniel B. Jones, MD (Boston)

Greetings from office of the president IAGES.


Daniel B. Jones MD, MS is Professor of Harvard Medical School and Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is Chief of the Division for Bariatric & Minimally Invasive Surgery and Director of the Carl J Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center. He graduated from Cornell University and Weil Cornell Medical School. He completed General Surgery and MIS training at Washington University - Barnes Hospital. Dr Jones is Past President of the Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and Past President of the Association for Surgical Education (ASE). He is a trustee for Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT). He is the recipient of the James IV Travel Award, SAGES Medical Leadership Award, and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Patient Safety and Quality Award. Dr. Jones has 26 books and over 350 publications.

Seung Kyu Jeong. M.D. (Seoul)

Vice president Vice president.

Division of colorectal surgery, Department of surgery

Dr. Seung Kyu Jeong is vice president of Yang Hospital, Seoul and is the head of colorectal cancer subdivision in department of colorectal surgery. He has also worked for more than 18years as an endoscopst. He graduated from College of medicine, KyungHee university 1987 and did surgical residency in KyungHee university hospital. He did fellowship in department of surgery, Ajou university hospital 1996. He had worked for education and training in division of colorectal surgery , Seoul Adventist hospital between 1997 and 2003. He had worked as a clinical fellow in department of colorectal surgery, Mount Sinai school of medicine and Weil Cornell University, New York Presbyterian Hospital 2001. At that time, he had started minimal invasive surgery and colonoscopy. He moved to present hospital 2003 and since that day, his practice has focused in major minimal invasive colorectal surgery and colonoscopy. He has done more than 1500 laparoscopic surgeries for colorectal cancers so far and has performed numerous colonoscopy for 18years including advanced endoscopic procedures like ESD. He has participated in diverse endoscopic education and training programs for trainee. He is promptly involving in colonoscopy study group of the Korean society of coloproctology, in endoscopy academy of Korean laparoscopy surgeons society for surgeons and in endoscopic education of Korean surgical society for residents at present.

Dr. Jeong is a member of the Korean society of coloproctology, the Korean Society of surgery, the Korean Society of Endoscopic & Lapascope surgeon, the Korean Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, the European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons, the Korean Laparoscopic Colorecatal Surgery Study Group and the Colonoscopy Study Group of the Korean Society of Coloproctology.