Prof. Nuno Figueiredo Joins the Faculty of the European Academy of Robotic Colorectal Surgery (EARCS)
Today, the European Academy of Robotic Colorectal Surgery (EARCS) announced a new robotic colorectal surgeon has joined the EARCS faculty:
Prof. Nuno Figueiredo has been Head of the Champalimaud Surgical Centre since it opened in 2015, as well as continuing his role as a colorectal surgeon. He began his career as a member of the Kidney Transplant Team at Santa Maria Hospital in Lisbon, after obtaining his Medical Degree and PhD at Lisbon University, and becoming a Lecturer of Surgery. Following his Fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery in Belgium, and a one-year position as Honorary Consultant Surgeon in the Minimally Invasive Colorectal Unit of Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth (where he obtained the certification of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeon in accordance with National Training Standards UK), he became a certified robotic surgeon in December 2015.
In 2013, Prof. Figueiredo won the Pfizer Award for Fundamental Research and continued this interest in investigation with several projects, including: the International Watch & Wait Database (www.iwwd.org), ENVISAGE (Enhanced Near-infrared VISualisation Antibody-guided imaGE) based surgery, personalised colorectal cancer therapy using novel patient-derived xenografts in zebrafish, tumour response to neo-adjuvant treatment, and robotic and minimally invasive colorectal surgery.
We welcome Prof. Figueiredo to the faculty and look forward to working with him.
Currently, the EARCS faculty consists of 27 expert robotic colorectal surgeons from 10 European countries, as well as an anatomy expert.
For more information, go to EARCS Faculty