MOUEN A KHASHAB, M.D.
Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy
Associate Professor of Medicine
John Hopkins Hospital
United States of America
Dr Mouen Khashab is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital and is the Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Johns Hopkins. His is nationally and internationally known in the field of interventional endoscopy and has contributed immensely in recent years to the advancement of interventional endoscopy as a minimally invasive means to treat various gastrointestinal and pancreaticobilary disorders.
His major interest is in new technology and medical devices and he directs the animal research laboratory at Hopkins, which is dedicated for these purposes.
Dr. Khashab is currently is a member of the Standards of Practice Committee of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), which is in charge of formulating practice guidelines for the practice of endoscopy.
A/PROF ANTHONY TEOH
Deputy Director of Endoscopy
Department of Surgery
Prince of Wales Hospital
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
Professor Anthony Yuen Bun, TEOH is currently the Deputy Director of Endoscopy and Associate Professor in The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
His research interests are multifold and these include advanced interventional endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERCP), minimally invasive upper gastrointestinal cancer surgery, hernia surgery and robotics surgery.
He currently serves as a Visiting Professor to the Fujian University Medical Hospital, Consultant for Hepatopancreatobiliary Minimally Invasive Surgery Institute of Central South University, steering committee member for the Asian EUS group, member of upper GI committee of the World Endoscopy Organization, Secretary to the Hong Kong EUS society, council member of Hong Kong Hernia society, Hong Kong society of Robotic surgery and Hong Kong Society of Digestive Endsocopy.
DR. ROBERT HAWES
Gastroenterologist and internal medicine physician
Center for Interventional Endoscopy
Florida Hospital Orlando
United States of America
Rob Hawes trained at Indiana University and completed advanced endoscopic training with Peter Cotton in London in 1985-86. Dr. Hawes served on faculty at IU from 1986-1994 and was promoted to Full Professor in 1994. Dr. Hawes established the endoscopic ultrasound program at IU in 1987.
In 1994 he moved to the Medical University of South Carolina to form a Digestive Disease Center. This center was designed to facilitate the integration of GI medicine, surgery and radiology to promote patient care, research, and technology development.
In January 2012, Dr Hawes moved to Florida Hospital Orlando to build an Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapy and to establish the Center for Interventional Endoscopy. He is currently Professor of Medicine at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Medical Director of the Florida Hospital Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapy.