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Board of Directors

2016-2018  ESSO Board 2016 - 2018

On the occasion of the ESSO 36 Congress in Krakow, Poland, Professor Santiago Gonzalez-Moreno (Medical Director MD Anderson Cancer Center Madrid, Spain) took over the presidency of the society from Professor Riccardo A. Audisio (Whiston Hospital, Liverpool, UK).
The General Assembly elected a new President-elect, Dr. Tibor Kovacs (UK/Hungary), a new Treasurer, Prof. Domenico M. D'Ugo (Italy), and new Board members, namely Prof. William Allum (UK), Prof. Michel Rivoire (France), Dr. Hassan Malik (UK) and Dr. Isabel Teresa Rubio (Spain).


For information on the roles and responsibilities of the board please read this document.

Executive Committee


Prof. Santiago Gonzalez-Moreno (ES), Medical Director and Head of Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Madrid


Dr. Tibor Kovacs (UK/HU), Honorary Senior Lecturer King's College London, Consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon, Surgical Oncologist at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London

Past -President

Prof. Riccardo A. Audisio (UK), Professor of Surgery, Whiston Hospital, Liverpool

Honorary Secretary

Prof. Marjut Leidenius (FI), Department Head, Breast Surgery Unit, Medical University Hospital Helsinki, Finland

Honorary Treasurer

Prof. Domenico M. D'Ugo (IT), Professor of Surgery at Catholic University of Rome, “A.Gemelli” Medical School, Italy

Committee Chairs

  • Prof. Serge Evrard (FR), The Digestive Tumours Unit, Institut Bergonié, Comprehensive Cancer Center of Bordeaux & South Western of France
  • Prof. Cornelis van de Velde (NL), Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Surgical Oncology, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
  • Mrs. Lynda Wyld (UK), Senior Lecturer in Surgical Oncology at the University of Sheffield, UK
  • Prof. Wojciech Polkowski (PL), Head of the Department of Surgical Oncology of the Medical University of Lublin, Poland
  • Dr. Hassan Malik (UK) University Hospital Aintree, Aintree, United Kingdom


  • Prof. Odysseas Zoras (GR), Professor of Surgical Oncology and Chair of the Department of Surgical Oncology at the University of Crete, Medical School, Greece
  • Prof. Agnieszka Kolacinska (PL), Consultant surgeon and Professor of Surgery at the Military Division of the Medical University of Lodz, Department of Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Prof. Michel  Rivoire (FR) Leon Berard Cancer Centre, Lyon, France
  • Dr. Isabel-Teresa Rubio (SP), Chief Breast Surgery Oncology, Hospital Universitari De La Vall D'Hebron, Spain
  • Prof. William Allum (UK) Consultant Upper GI Surgeon, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom



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