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Nov 23 2018

 "The next French revolution:IHU and hybrid image guided surgery"  

CÚRAM invites you to join them in the company of Dr.  Lee Swanstrom, a widely-respected, world-renowned laparoscopic surgeon, for a networking breakfast and a talk on the future of image guided interventions.Dr. Swanstrom is a renowned researcher and innovator in the field of minimally invasive surgery. 

Nov 28th starting with registration and breakfast at 7.30am
Venue to be confirmed.‌

Dr. Lee Swanstrom heads the Division of GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Oregon Clinic and is Director of the Providence Health System's Complex GI and Foregut Surgery Postgraduate Fellowship Program. In addition, he is Clinical Professor of Surgery at Oregon Health and Science University, is a Director of the American Board of Surgery and is Past President of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and of the Fellowship Council (FC). Most recently, he became the Chief Innovations Officer of the Institutes des Hôpitaux Universitaires of the University of Strasbourg, France, where he additionally directs the Innovations Fellowship program (I-SIP). His clinical practice is primarily surgical endoscopy and foregut surgery.  Dr. Swanstrom received his MD degree from Creighton University following undergraduate work at the University of Paris and University of Colorado.  He completed an internship and residency in general surgery in Portland and a fellowship in surgical endoscopy and GI surgery at the University of Western Ontario. 

Dr. Swanstrom’s clinical focus is on minimally invasive treatments of a variety of esophageal and gastrointestinal disorders, particularly utilizing laparoscopy and interventional flexible endoscopy. He is a well known researcher with over 350 scientific papers, 60 book chapters and is the editor of 2 major surgical textbooks and the journal Surgical Innovation. His research focus is in foregut physiology, human factors and technology assessment and new procedure development. This has resulted in 15 patents and a successful medical device startup company. Most recently he became the founder and CEO of Lumen Surgical – a startup in the field of interventional endoscopy. He is and has been an investigator on numerous outcomes research studies for new procedures such as NOTES to determine their safety and efficacy for establishing new standards of care. He has served as a consultant to a large number of past and current medical device companies but his greatest pride has been the large numbers of fellows and residents he has trained and who have been inspired to push the envelope in the field of GI surgery.


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