Invited Faculty

  • Dr. Ahmet O. IKIZ M.D., M.Sc

  • Dr. Andrei Karpenko MD, PhD

  • Dr. Carmelo Barbaccia

  • Dr. Cherenko Sergiy

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  • Dr. Che Wei Wu

  • Claudio R. Cernea,
    MD, PhD, FBCS

  • Dr. Dofitas, Rodney B

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  • Dr. Gianlorenzo Dionigi MD, FACS

  • Dr. Hadi Afandi Al Hakami MD

  • Dr. Jose Granell

  • Dr. Julie Miller

  • Dr. J Levan Ramishvili

  • Dr. Luiz Paulo Kowalski

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  • Dr. Mark Zafereo

  • Dr. Mikio Suzuki MD, PhD

  • Dr. Mohammed Abdulaziz Alshanbari

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  • Dr. Muang Muang Khaing

  • Dr. Ozer Makay MD

  • Dr. Phil-Sang Chung MD, PhD

  • Dr. Rogerio Dedivitis

  • Dr. Siu-Kwan NG

  • Dr. Tsung-Lin Yang MD. PhD

  • Dr. Vinidh Paleri MS FRCS(ORL-HNS)

  • Dr. Wojciech Golusinski

  • Dr. Yasuhiro Ito

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Dr. Ahmet O. IKIZ M.D., M.Sc



Prof. Ahmet O. IKIZ is a Professor of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (ORL&HNS) at DokuzEylul University School of Medicine, İzmir-Turkey. With 30 years of experience in otorhinolaryngology, his surgical practice includes a wide variety of head & neck patients with primary interest in thyroid & parathyroid and salivary gland surgery focusing on improving outcome of patients undergoing head and neck surgery.


Dr. Andrei Karpenko, MD, PhD


Got his MD degree in I.P. Pavlov St.-Petersburg State Medical University, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation in 1997 and was trained as a ENT specialist in that University. In 2004 he joined the Leningrad regional oncologic hospital as a head and neck surgeon. Since 2010 he is the head of the head and neck surgery unit of this hospital. The main field of the interest is reconstructive surgery.


Dr. Gianlorenzo Dionigi, MD, FACS


Professor of Surgery Director, Division for Minimally Invasive and Endocrine Surgery

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Gianlorenzo Dionigi is full Professor of Surgery since 2013 at the Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Messina (Italy), Director and Chairman of the Division for Minimally Invasive and Endocrine Surgery, Center for Endocrine Surgery Research.

He studied medicine at the University of Insubria (Varese – Como, Italy), before obtaining his medical licence in 1990. From 1990 - 2004 he undertook his surgical training including general, trauma and endocrine surgery, visceral surgery at Ospedale di Circolo Fondazione Macchi, Varese, Italy.

Gianlorenzo Dionigi is teaching professor in abdominal, onocologic, endocrine and digestive surgery at the University of Messina.

His visiting and postdoctorial training for surgery were at Department of Surgery, University of Pisa director Prof. Paolo Miccoli, for mini-invasive thyroid surgery; clinical observer at Thyroid and Parathyroid Clinic, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA, Director Gregory W. Randolph for intraoperative neuromonitoring in thyroid surgery; Department of General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery, and Pathology, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany, director Prof. Henning Dralle; Department of Otolaryngology, Kaohsiung Municipal Hsaio-Kang Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, with dr Chiang FY and at the Department of Surgery, KUMC Thyroid Center, Korea University Anam Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea with. Prof. Hoon Yub Kim.

Alongside these prestigious achievements, Gianlorenzo Dionigi is an active member of the European Society Endocrine Surgery (ESES), the European Thyroid Association (ETA), the American College of Surgeons (FACS), American Thyroid Association (ATA), the Intenational Neural Monitoring Study Group and the Korean Intraoperative Neural Monitoring Society (KINMoS).

Prof. Dionigi has experience with neural monitoring starting in 2004 of approximately 6,000 cases of intermitted and 1000 of continuous IONM and endoscopic endocrine surgery with emphasis on MIVAT and TOETVA.

He has lead endocrine surgical presentations and live “hands-on” surgeries to thyroid surgical units in China, Korea, Taiwan, USA, Brazil, Middle East and all Europe.

Gianlorenzo Dionigi published more than 400 indexed papers, 30 Chapters on Texbook, 16 Guest Editor in in Scientific Journals. Gianlorenzo Dionigi is Editor of 5 texbook of general surgery. Along with his activities in national and international societies Professor Dionigi has been in charge of several national and international endocrine surgery and interdisciplinary guidelines.

Professor Dionigi´s special interest is clinical and translational research of endocrine surgery of the thyroid, parathyroids, adrenals, and gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.

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Dr. Hadi Afandi Al Hakami, MD


Hadi Afandi Al Hakami, MD, SSC-ORL and Head and Neck Surgery, JBORL, AB ORL, MMedEd

Assistant Professor, Department of ORL-Head and Neck Surgery, COM, KSAU-HS

Consultant and Resident Training Program Director of ORL-Head and Neck surgery, KAMC-Jeddah

Clinical Educator, KSAU-HS

Al-Hakami was graduated from Medical College, King Saud University on 1997. He had postgraduate training in ORL-Head and Neck Surgery. Then he had fellowship training in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery at the McGill University, Canada.

He is a Residency Program Director of ORL-Head and Neck surgery, KAMC-Jeddah

He is an active member of:

Saudi ORL Society, Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery, Saudi Board Western Residency Training Program Committee, Exam Committee of Saudi Board of ORL-Head and Neck surgery, Head and Neck Working Group at KAMC-Jeddah, and Medical Education Council at COM-KSAU-HS.

He is a facilitator of series of Innovative Concepts in Health Professions Education at COMJeddah, KSAU-HS. His research areas of interest are head and neck oncology and medical education. He has published many articles in refereed journals.


Dr. Jose Granell


Jose Granell is Associate Director of the Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Rey Juan Carlos University Hospital and Associate Professor at the European University, Madrid, Spain.

His main clinical interests are thyroid and head and neck oncologic surgery, with special focus on minimally invasive functional procedures. Currently he champions the development of robotics applied to head and neck surgery in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries, acting as proctor.


Dr. Julie Miller


Julie Miller

A/Professor Miller is a specialist surgeon with specific expertise in endocrine surgery. Originally from Houston, she became a fully qualified surgeon in New York City before moving to Australia in 2001. She is a consultant surgeon at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Epworth Freemason's Hospital, and former Clinical Dean for Surgical Education at the University of Melbourne.

Professor Miller serves as the President of Australia/New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons, and Head of the Endocrine Section of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. She serves on Council of the Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons, and is Head of Endocrine Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, where she directs the Thyroid Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Conference.

She maintains a busy endocrine surgical practice and enjoys time with her husband and three children.


Dr. J Levan Ramishvili


Levan Ramishvili
62 Asatiani St.;
Tbilisi, Georgia,
Mobile : +995 599 742552;

1989 -1994 Tbilisi Medical University, Georgia,
2003 Tbilisi Medical State University, Department of Oncology,PhD in oncology (Mixed tumours of big salivary glands, diagnostic and surgical treatment)
1994-1999 Postgraduate study in Tbilisi Medical State University Department of Head and Neck Oncology
1996 - 2010 Surgeon of the Oncology National Centre Cancer of Georgia Department of Head and Neck Surgery
2010 – 2014 Surgeon of “Mardaleishvili Medical Centre”
2011 – up today Associated Professor of Tbilisi Medical State University of Oncology Department
2014 – up today Head of endocrine surgery department clinic "ENMEDIC"

Author of 22 scientific works


Dr. Mark Zafereo


Dr. Mark Zafereo
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Short Bio

Dr. Mark Zafereo is an Associate Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He is Section Chief of Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery and Associate Medical Director of the Endocrine Center at MD Anderson Cancer. Dr. Zafereo holds national committee appointments for the American Head and Neck Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and he is a Past President of the Houston Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He has published extensively on Thyroid and other Head & Neck cancers, speaking nationally and internationally. His clinical practice focuses on patients afflicted with thyroid cancer and parathyroid neoplasms.


Dr. Mikio Suzuki, MD, PhD


Mikio Suzuki, MD, PhD
2017 President, 2nd Congress of APTS

Office Address:
207 Uehara, Nishihara-cho, Okinawa 903-0215, Japan
(tel): +81-98-895-1181, (fax): +81-98-895-1428

Academic Status
Professor & Chairman
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
University of the Ryukyus,Japan


Dr. Muang Muang Khaing








MARCH 2006


  • Head and Neck Surgery especially Thyroid surgery
  • Rhinology
  • Fellowship training in ORL HNS, CHU, CAEN, FRANCE


  • Past president of ORL-HNS Society, Myanmar
  • President of Special Interest group in Rhinology, Myanmar
  • Executive member of APTS
  • Member of IFOS
  • Member of AAO HNS

Dr. Ozer Makay, MD


Ozer Makay, MD, FEBS div. Endocrine Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Ege University, Izmir,Turkey
Field of expertise: Endocrine Surgery, endoscopic & robotic
Ozer, born in the Netherlands and graduated as MD (1999) in Izmir/Turkey, specialized in General Surgery at Ege University, Izmir. Here, he further developed his professional career and earned tenure and promotion to Professor of Surgery in 2018. He became the first ‘Board Qualified Fellow in Endocrine Surgery’ of Turkey (2010). He lectures on a regular basis on national and international courses. His research work on various topics in endocrine surgery led to the publication of over 70 peer-reviewed papers, 10 chapters in books, over 50 presentations to national and international meetings. Nearly 20 of his researches received an award. At the present time he is an executive committee member of the Turkish Association of Endocrine Surgery, an examiner for the European Board in Endocrine Surgery, a member of the Research and Education Committee of the European Association of Endocrine Surgeons (ESES),member of International Advisory Board of Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AsAES) and national collaborator of the ‘Eurocrine’ project. He launched the robotic adrenalectomy program in 2012 at his university, the transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy & parathyroidectomy program of Turkey in 2017 and the transoral robotic thyroidectomy program of Turkey in 2018. In June 2019, he carried out Europe’s first transoral robotic thyroidectomy course in Belgium.


Dr. Phil-Sang Chung, MD, PhD


Phil - Sang Chung, MD, PhD
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Dankook University Hospital

1985 Graduated Seoul National University
1994 Professor Dankook University College of Medicine
2012 Director, Beckman Laser Institute Korea
2017. 02 - 2019.02 President , Korean Society of Head and Neck Surgery
2017. 12 President , Korean Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Rogerio Dedivitis


Full Professor, Assistant, Hospital das Clinicas, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine


Dr. Siu-Kwan NG


Dr. Siu-Kwan NG is a private ENT surgeon and he also serves asa Clinical Associate Professor (Honorary) at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is active in the fields of thyroid and salivary gland surgery and has been an invited faculty in various conferences and hands-on dissection courses.


Dr. Tsung-Lin Yang, MD. PhD


Tsung-Lin Yang, MD. PhD.
Department of Otolaryngology
National Taiwan University Hospital Founder and Council Member, Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery (APTS)
Director, Taiwan Head Neck Society
Executive Director, Taiwan Robotic Surgery Association
Executive Director, Taiwan Association of Interventional and therapeutic ultrasound
General Secretory Office, Taiwan Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery


Dr. Wojciech Golusinski


Wojciech Golusiński is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery of the Poznan University of Medical Sciences at the Greater Poland Cancer Centre. He currently holds the position of President of the European Head and Neck Society (EHNS) where he previously and successfully acted as General Secretary. For many years now, he has been one of the most internationally recognized Polish head and neck surgeons. He authored more than 200 articles, case studies, book chapters and lectures. His field of expertise includes head and neck surgery, with special focus on reconstructive microsurgery, and transoral endoscopic surgery. His research interests are nowadays chiefly focused on prevention of head and neck cancer and the role of HPV infection in cancerogenesis as well as the subject of cancer markers. Wojciech Golusiński is also the initiator and founder of the Polish Programme of Head and Neck Cancer Prevention. In 2016 he has been appointed to the position of head and neck cancer expert by the Polish Ministry of Health. Professor Golusiński is also the founding member of the Polish Society of Head and Neck Cancer.


Dr. Carmelo Barbaccia


Dr. Carmelo Barbaccia did his basic medical training from the Universita’ di Palermo, Italy in 1990. He completed his specialization in Otolaryngology in 1994 from Palermo University. Then he moved to the Head and Neck Department of the National Cancer Institute of Milan until 2004 as Consultant.
Dr.Barbaccia worked as a Head and Neck Consultant at Medway Maritime Hospital, Kent, UK from 2004. He also worked at Queen Victoria Hospital, West Sussex, UK since 2007 as ENT and Head and Neck Consultant.
From 2012 Dr.Barbaccia was ENT Head and neck Surgeon and Chief of Surgery at the American Hospital, Dubai, UAE.
From August 2019 ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon at King’s College Hospital. Dubai, UAE.


Dr. Che Wei Wu


Dr. Che-Wei Wu is the Chief of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in Kaohsiung Municipal Siaogang Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan. Dr. Wu has experience with intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) starting in 2005. He has focused his clinical research on the application of IONM and developed an experimental animal model to solve common pitfalls and develop novel applications of IONM for thyroid surgery.


Dr. Vinidh Paleri MS FRCS (ORL-HNS)


Vinidh Paleri MS FRCS (ORL-HNS)
Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon, The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London
Professor of Robotic and EndoscopicHead and Neck Surgery, Institute of Cancer Research, London

Vin Paleri is one of the few surgeons in the United Kingdom with expertise in Transoral Robotic Surgery and Transoral Laser Microsurgery for head and neck cancers and has accrued the largest experience in Transoral Robotic Surgery in the UK. He has pioneered a new robotic technique to remove radiorecurrent and radioresidualcancers and is the first surgeon in the UK to perform robotic free flap reconstructions. He has received over £3 million in grant funding, published over 170 papers, and co-edited the fourth and fifth editions of the UK National Head and Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary Management Guidelines, andthe volume on "Head and Neck Disease" for the 8th edition of Scott-Brown's Otolaryngology, the leading multi-volume multi-author textbook in the specialty in the world.He is also chief editor for the forthcoming 6th edition of Stell & Maran's Textbook of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology.


Claudio R. Cernea, MD, PhD, FBCS


Claudio R. Cernea, MD, PhD, FBCS. (Head and Neck Surgery)
Department of Head and Neck Surgery, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Prof. Claudio R. Cernea is Professor of Surgery of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery of the University of São Paulo Medical School, in São Paulo, Brazil. Prof. Cernea has served as President of the Brazilian Society of Head and Neck Surgery, as well as a member of its Executive Council. In addition, he also served as a member of the Executive Council of the American Head and Neck Society, and he served as a member of the Executive Council of IFHNOS, where he is presently Treasurer. Prof. Cernea has published more than 160 peer-reviewed papers, 42 book chapters, and 4 books. He was the Chief Editor of the book “Pearls and Pitfalls in Head and Neck Surgery”, which offers several practical surgical tips in Head and Neck Surgery and was published in English, Portuguese and Mandarin.

He also acted as Visiting Professor in some of the most prestigious Institutions of the world; for example: Harvard Medical School, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medical School, University of Hong Kong, University of Göttingen, Free University at Amsterdam, Universitá Católica di Roma and University of Pittsburgh, among many others. He has delivered several keynote lectures and conferences in meetings around the world, as well as over 400 scientific presentations in national and international meetings.

Special Interest: Thyroid Neoplasms, Head and Neck Cancer

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