Sir Alfred Cuschieri

Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri   MD (honours),ChM,FRCSEd
FRCSEng,FRCPS Glas,
FRSB,FMedSci,FRSE

DATE OF BIRTH 30th September 1938

NATIONALITY: British

PLACE OF BIRTH Sliema, Malta.

 

QUALIFICATIONS MD (honours) Royal University of Malta 1961

ChM University of Liverpool 1967

FRCSEd 1965

FRCSEng 1966

FRCPS Glas 1992

FRSB 1994

FMedSci 1997

FRSE 1999

AWARDS

 

Moynihan prize/ medal - Ass. of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland - 1973.

University of Helsinki, Gold Medal - 1989

Scandinavian Society of Gastroenterology, Gold Medal - 1990

Surgical Education Audio-visual Prize, Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland: 1984, 1986, 1990, 1992.

Honorary member SAGES, 1991

International Society of Surgery/ Société Internationale de Chirurgie, 1993 Prize of the Society for "pioneering work in minimal access surgery".

Honorary member SSAT, 1994

Scott-Heron Medal, Royal Victoria Hospital, Queen’s University of Belfast, 1995

Ernest Miles medal, 1996

Honorary Fellow, Indian Association of Endoscopic Surgeons

Sir John Marnock Medal – University of Aberdeen, 1997

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Gold Medal, 1997

Knight Bachelor - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1998

Fellow of the Academy of Science, 1998

Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh – 1998, Gold medal of the Royal Society in 2002.

Queen’s award for higher and continued education, 1999

Excel Award of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons ‘for outstanding contributions to laparoscopy, endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery – 2000

The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) outstanding achievement award - March 2001

The Nissen Prize – German Surgical Association – May 2001

Gimbernet’s prize – Catalonian Surgical Society – October 2001

Honorary member The Society of University Surgeons – March 2002

President’s Medal Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2003

Life time achievement award Indian Association of Endoscopic Surgeons, Feb 2004

Hon FACS, American College of Surgeons, 2005 for ‘outstanding contributions to the science and practice of surgery’

Hon Fellow Spanish Association of Surgeons, 2005 for ‘pioneering contributions to minimally invasive surgery’.

Hon Member American Surgical Association, 2006 ‘for seminal contributions to surgical science’

International Steven Hoogendijl prize ‘for outstanding contributions to Medical technology’ 2012.

 

HONORARY DEGREES/ DIPLOMAS

 

MD (Hon) University of Liverpool 1997

FRCS (Hon), Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 1998

F Inst Mech Eng (Hon) 1998

MD (Hon), University of Helsinki 1999

DMedTech (Hon) University of Abertay, 2000

LLD (Hon), University of Dundee, 2004

DSc (Hon) University of St Andrews, 2004

Hon FACS American College of Surgeons, 2005

Laurea Magistralis Honoris Causa in  Bionics Engineering, by University of Pisa jointly with Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa 2017

 

PRESENT APPOINTMENTS

Professor of Surgery, Scuola Superior Sant’Anna di Studi e di Perfezionamento, Pisa Italy, Nov 2003 –2014, since 2015 Emeritus Professor at

Chief Scientific Advisor, Institute for Medical Science and Technology, Universities of Dundee and St Andrews, Scotland UK 2008 -

 

PREVIOUS SENIOR APPOINTMENTS

Personal Chair in Surgery, University of Liverpool, (June 1974 - June 1976).

Professor of Surgery & Chairman of Department, Surgery and Molecular Oncology, University of Dundee 1976-2003

Director of Surgical Skills Unit, University of Dundee 1990 - 2003

Director Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit for Scotland 1992-2003

 

NATIONAL/ INTERNATIONAL APPOINTMENTS/ MEMBERSHIPS

 

Chairman: Admissions Committee, International Biliary Association 1979-1982.

Member of Council: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1984 - 2000

National Committee Member- Scotland: Biomedical Research Committee, SHHD 1978 - 1981.

President: British Association of Surgical Oncology, 1984 -1986.

External Assessor: (i) National Health and Medical Research Council. Commonwealth of Australia 1994 – 2000, (ii) External Assessor on Research output, quality and standing for the Technology University of Delft (TUDelft) 1997 – 2002 (iii) French National Research Agency 2010 -, EU Framework 7 (2009 -

Medical Research Council UK: Physiological Systems and Disorders Board Grants Committee, MRC 1986 -1989, Chairman Gastric Cancer Working Party 1990 - 1997, Cancer Therapy Committee 1991 - 1997

National Committee Member - Scotland: Advisory Panel on Evaluation of Medical and Scientific Equipment, Scottish Health Service Common Services Agency, 1984 - 1987.

President: International Hepatobiliary pancreatic association, 1992-3.

Chairman: Association of Academic Departments of Surgery in Europe, 1988 -

President: European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons, 1995-1997

Director Scotland: Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit for Scotland, 1993- 2004

Committee Member EU: Advisory Group BIOMED - EEU, 1994- 2000

Committee Member UK: Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures (SERNIP) of the Royal Medical Colleges, 1996-

MRC UK – Board Member, 2001- 2003.

Labex Jury ANVR, 2010 – 2012 (Adjudicator of French Research projects for the Laboratories of Excellence program grants

ERC Synergy Grant 2012 - SYG0-25 - Panel reviewer of research proposals from EU countries

Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MUIR) 2012 – Panel reviewer of research proposals from Italy

 

EDITORIAL APPOINTMENTS

 

Editor: Journal of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1987 - 1997

Editor: Surgical Endoscopy, 1992 - 217

Editor: Seminars in Laparoscopic Surgery, 1993 - 2000

Chairman Editorial Board: Current Surgical Practice, 1988 - 1995.

Member Editorial Board: Gut, 1985 - 1989

Member Editorial Board: Annales Chirurgiae et Gynaecologiae -1986 - 1992

Member Editorial Board: British Journal of Surgery 1988 -1993

Member Editorial Board: Minimal Invasive Therapy and allied Technologies 1990 -

 

VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS AND EXAMINATION COMMITMENTS

 

Imperial College London, University of St Andrews, University of California (Los Angeles, San Francisco,San Diego, University of California, Davies),  University of Louisville, University of Lund, University of Dunedin, University of Helsinki, Trinity College Dublin, University of Hong Kong, University of Singapore, Sains University of Malaysia, University of Durban, University of Cape Town, University of Coimbra, University of Manitoba, University of Tubingen, University of Mannheim, University of Pretoria, University of Rome, University of Rennes, University of Bordeaux, University of Winnipeg, University of Ancona, University of Tianjin, China, University of Beijing China.

 

External examiner(PhD): Trinity College Dublin, University of Sheffield, University of Liverpool, National University of Ireland, University of London, University of Amsterdam, Technology University of Delft, University of Rotterdam, University of Pisa.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Monographs

 

  1. Cuschieri A.

The Adrenal Glands in Cancer of the Breast.  ChM thesis, University of Liverpool; 1968.

  1. Cuschieri A, Baker P R.

Introduction to Research in Medical Sciences; 1977.  Churchill Livingstone: Edinburgh.

  1. Cuschieri A, Berci G.

Common Bile Duct Exploration; 1984.  Martinus Nijhoff: Boston.

  1. Berci G, Cuschieri A.

Practical Laparoscopy; 1986.  Bailliere Tindall: London.

  1. Cuschieri A, Berci G.

Laparoscopic Biliary Surgery, 1st Ed; 1990.  Blackwell Scientific Publications: Oxford.

  1. Cuschieri A, Berci G.

Laparoscopic Biliary Surgery, 2nd Ed; 1992.  Blackwell Scientific Publications: Oxford.

  1. Cuschieri A, Szabo Z.

Tissue Approximation in Endoscopic Surgery, 1995.  Isis Medical Media: Oxford

  1. Berci G, Cuschieri A

Bile Ducts and Bile Duct Stones, 1996.  Saunders: Philadelphia

Edited Books

 

  1. Cuschieri A, Giles G R, Moossa A R.

Essential Surgical Practice, 1st Ed; 1982.  John Wright: Bristol.

  1. Cuschieri A, Skinner D B.

Reconstructive Surgery of the Gastrointestinal Tract; 1985.  Butterworths: London.

  1. Hennessy T P J, Cuschieri A.

Surgery of the Oesophagus, 1st Ed; 1985.  Bailliere Tindall: London.

  1. Cuschieri A, Hennessy T P J.

Current Operative Surgery: General Surgery; 1985.  Bailliere Tindall: London.

  1. Preece P E, Cuschieri A, Wellwood J M.

Cancer of the Stomach; 1986.  Grune & Stratton: New York.

  1. Cuschieri A, Giles G, Moossa A R.

Essential Surgical Practice, 2nd Ed; 1989.  Butterworths: London.

  1. Preece P E, Cuschieri A, Rosin R D.

Cancer of the Bile Ducts and Pancreas; 1989.  W B Saunders: Philadelphia.

  1. Hennessy T P J, Cuschieri A, Bennett J R.

Reflux Oesophagitis; 1989.  Butterworths: London.

  1. Berci G, Cuschieri A, Sackier J M.

Problems in General Surgery: Laparoscopic Surgery; 1991.  J B Lipincott: Philadelphia.

  1. Cuschieri A, Buess G, Perissat J.

Operative Manual of Endoscopic Surgery; 1992.  Springer Verlag: Heidleberg.

  1. Hennessy T P J, Cuschieri A.

Surgery of the Oesophagus, 2nd Ed; 1992.  Butterworth-Heineman: Oxford.

  1. Forbes C, Cuschieri A.

Bleeding Disorders in Surgical Practice; 1992.  Blackwell Scientific Publications: Oxford.

  1. Cuschieri A, Forbes C.

Disorders of the Spleen; 1994.  Blackwell Scientific Publications: Oxford.

  1. Cuschieri A, Buess G, Perissat J.

Operative Manual of Endoscopic Surgery; Vol II, 1994.  Springer Verlag: Heidleberg.

  1. Cuschieri A, Giles G, Moossa A R.

Essential Surgical Practice, 3rd Ed 1995.  Butterworth-Heineman: Oxford.

  1. Cuschieri A, Hennessey T P J, Grace P, Greenlaugh R, Rowley D

Clinical Surgery, 1996.  Blackwell Science: Oxford.

  1. Cuschieri A, Steele R J, Moossa A R.

Essential Surgical Practice 4th Ed , Vol I  1999. Butterworth Heinemann: Oxford

  1. Scott-Conner Carol E H, Cuschieri A , Carter Fiona J

Minimal Access Surgical Anatomy, 2000.   Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia

  1. Cuschieri A, Steele, RJC and Moossa AR..  Essential Surgical Practive Volume I and Volume II, 4th Edition, Anold: London, 2002.
  2. Cuschieria, Darzi A, Grace P, Rowley D

Clinical Surgery, 2nd Edition, Blackwell Science, Oxford

  1. 20. De Donato G, Cuschieri A, Ferrari M, De Donato G. Mini-Invasive Abdominal Aortic Surgery.

Utet: Milan 2007.

  1. Cuschieri A and Hanna GBEssential Surgical Practice 5th Ed , 2015. Taylor Francis London New York: Oxford

 

European/US patents with AC as principal/ named investigator = 58

 

Original publications in peer review journals >600