Silvana Perretta

Title: MD Associate Professor
Position: Chief of Foregut Surgery and Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Division, and director of the Esophageal Motility Laboratory
Organization: NHC University Hospital in Strasbourg
Country: France

Dr S. Perretta is an upper gastro-intestinal surgeon, Chief of Foregut and advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Division. She also serves as Director of IHU education and of the Surgical Endoscopy fellowship program since 2014.  She was elected Vice president of Ircad France in June 2019. Her fields of interest are upper gastro-intestinal surgery, gastro-intestinal physiology, bariatric surgery, interventional endoscopy, surgical education and innovation. She has always advocated for surgeons performing interventional endoscopy in Europe and has been actively developing endoscopic platforms and flexible robotics. Dr Perretta has been a pioneer in Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES), hybrid surgical endoscopy procedures, endoscopic simulators and MOOC-oriented medical education worldwide. She authored 146 peer-reviewed publications, has an h-index of 40, has given over hundreds of lectures in MIS, surgical innovation. She holds a total of 9 patents and since 2011 runs the Business Engineering and Surgical Technologies education program “B.E.S.T” a custom designed innovation program which targets engineers, medical students, and young professionals wanting to learn how to drive innovation in medicine. In 2011 she was awarded the SAGES career development award. In 2016 she received a 1,2 million euros grant from the French Government for the development of e-learning  and education in the field of surgical endoscopy, image guided therapy and MedTech innovation. In 2020 she was, second woman in 20 years, elected SAGES STORZ lecturer and was named Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honor on January 1, 2021. In  March 2022 she was the MGH-John Hopkins visiting professor. Recently she was elected Chair of the EAES Flexible Endoscopy committee and advisor for the American College of Surgeon Committee on Emerging Surgical Technologies and Education (CESTE).