René Adam

René Adam is Head of the Department of Hepato-Biliary Surgery, Cancer and Transplantation at Paul Brousse Hospital, Villejuif, France. Since 1994, he has held the position of Professor of Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine at Paris South University, Paris.

Professor Adam’s main fields of activity and research are surgery of the liver, biliary tract and pancreas, and hepatic transplantation. He is particularly involved in the treatment of primary and secondary liver tumors especially by combination of chemotherapy and surgery. He is head of a Research team of Paris-Saclay University, "Chronotherapy, Cancer and Transplantation" especially devoted to innovative projects on fast track surgery, domomedecine and optimization of liver function recovery through machine perfusion in liver transplantation.

Professor Adam chairs the European Liver Transplant Registry which accounts for around 150,000 patients transplanted in 171 institutions from 32 countries and the international Registry of Colorectal Liver Metastases, LiverMetsurvey that he founded in 2005 and collects 29,000 operated patients. He has been General Secretary and Treasurer of the European Surgical Association (ESA). He is member of the board of the European Liver and Intestine Transplant Association (ELITA), and of the board of the French Association of Surgery. 

He is also Chair of the Research committee of the IHPBA (International Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Association) as well as Past-President of the French association of HPB Surgery and member of several international societies, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) and the European Society of Organ Transplantation (ESOT).

He has made around 800 scientific communications at congress, has delivered 650 lectures as invited speaker on international meetings around the world, and has published 410 peer-reviewed articles with a PubMed H-index of 78 and more than 25000 citations to date.


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