Peru Chapter

Peruvian Chapter of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (CP-IHPBA)

The Peruvian Chapter of the AHPBA/IHPBA was founded in March 2013 with 11 members, chaired by Dr. Victor Torres, as the first President, who joined with the desire to share and disseminate experiences in the surgical management of HPB diseases through our monthly scientific activities.

In August 2015, the First International Course HPB in the city of Lima, was carried out successfully, with more than 200 registered under the support of IHPBA and AHPBA who assisted with the attendance of prominent surgeons as Elijah Dixon, Javier Lendoire, Oscar Imventarza, Sandra Oks and Charles Vollmer.

In August 2016, Dr. Eduardo Anchante assumed the presidency, by vote, with the main objective to continue the development of the Chapter incorporating new members, dissemination of scientific meetings directed especially at young surgeons so that we promote in them the interest to study of HPB diseases and see this subspecialty as an excellent area of professional development.

Between June 19 and June 23, 2017 we successfuly carried out our first Outreach Mission in the city of Cusco with the help of the AHPBA/IHPBA and the participation of Drs. Oscar Imventarza, Mariano Gimenez, Octavio Gil, Patricio Polanco and Daniel Figueroa. Then, the II International HPB Course was performed in Lima on June 26 and 27, 2017, with the assistance of Dr Rebecca Minter as a speaker.

In November 2017, we organized a surgical HPB workshop for nurses with the participation of the operating room nurse Victoria Blanchard as a speaker. Additionally, in August 2018, we administrated the Surgical Pancreatic Advances International Course with the assistance of Dr. Oscar Mazza as a speaker.

In January 2019, Dra. Cecilia Yeren assumed the presidency, by elections, with the commitment to continue the development of the Chapter growing in the country, promoting the incorporation of new members to IHPBA/AHPBA, to schedule monthly scientific HPB, to work jointly with the organizing committee of the IV Latin American Congress HPB. Also we will support to consolidate HPB scholarly subspecialty with university recognition.

In our country, there are endemic zones with hepatitis B virus and their complications. There is also a high prevalence of bile duct injury and for this reason we think its important to seek support from IHPBA for outreach in the jungle region of our country in 2020.

We wish that through the Peruvian Chapter of IHPBA, we can spread the passion for HPB surgery.


  • President: Cecilia Yerén Paredes

  •  1ª Vice`-President: Juan J. Nuñez Ju

  • 2ª Vice-President:  Eloy Ruiz Figueroa

  •  Secretary:  Héctor Medrano Samamé

  • Assistant Secretary:  Pedro Gianino Torres

  • Treassurer: Ricardo Cruzalegui Gómez

  • Scientific Committee: Ivan Chavez Passiuri

  • President of The IV Latin American Congress 2019: Eduardo Anchante Castillo



  • Luis Poggi Machuca

  • Juan Tamayo León

  • Luis Herrera Medrano

  • Yuri Maita Cruz

  • Kori Paredes Gálvez

  • Marcos Yacila Avendaño

  • Miguel Olivas Trujillo

  • Leila Pimentel Alarcon




Corporate Partners

Angiodynamics logo
Baxter logo

If you are interested in becoming a Corporate Partner of the IHBPA please contact

Find out more