Allgemein-, Viszeral- & Transplantationschirurgie

Markus W. Büchler, M.D.

Professor of Surgery and Chairman
Department of Surgery

 

 

 

Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery
University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 110
69120 Heidelberg
Germany



Contact

Tel.:+49 (6221) 56-6200
Fax:+49 (6221) 56-5450
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Personal Details

Name Markus Wolfgang Büchler
Date of Birth July 22, 1955
Place of Birth Saarlouis, Germany
Nationality German
Family Status Married to Hedwig Maria Breunig-Büchler, four children
Medical Education
1974 - 1979Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg, Germany
1979 - 1980Free University of Berlin, Germany
Medical License   
1980Berlin, Germany
MD Thesi
(Dr. med.)

1980"Structural Analysis of the Meckel's Diverticulum with Special Consideration to Endocrine Cells"
University of Heidelberg, Germany
Surgical Board Certification
1987General and Visceral Surgery, Germany

Medical Career

1987Completion of Surgical Specialist Fellowship
Department of Surgery
University of Ulm, Germany
1987

Consultant
Department of Surgery
University of Ulm, Germany

1987Postdoctoral Lecture Qualification
(Habilitation, Ph.D. equivalent)
Department of Surgery
University of Ulm, Germany
1991 - 1993Associate Professor and Vice Chairman
Department of Surgery
University of Ulm, Germany
1993 - 2001Professor of Surgery and Chairman
Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery
University of Bern, Switzerland
2001 – ongoingProfessor of Surgery and Chairman                                        
Department of General Surgery
University of Heidelberg, Germany
2003 – ongoingExecutive Medical Director
Department of Surgery
University of Heidelberg, Germany
2005 – ongoingChairman
Department of Surgery
Salem-Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
2009 – ongoingChairman
Department of Surgery
Sinsheim General Hospital, Germany
2012 – ongoingChairman
Department of Surgery
Eberbach General Hospital, Germany
2013 – ongoingChairman
Department of Surgery
Heppenheim General Hospital, Germany

Full Professorships

1993 – 2001Professor of Surgery
Chairman of the Department of Visceral               
and Transplantation Surgery
University of Bern, Switzerland
06/2000Offer to the Chair of the Department of Surgery
University of Ulm, Germany (declined)   
10/2001 – ongoingProfessor of Surgery and
Chairman of the Department of General, Visceral
and Transplantation Surgery
University of Heidelberg, Germany

Business Education

1999 - 2001Management in Health Care
Postgraduate Program (Diploma)
University of Bern, Switzerland

Honorary Professor

The University of Nanjing, Railway Medical College Hospital, PR of China,
Honorary Professor of Surgery (1998)

Southeast University of Nanjing, PR of China
Honorary Professor (2000)

Tongji Medical College, Huazong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan,
PR of China,
Honorary Professor (2006)

Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay,
Honorary Professor (2012)

Nanjing Medical University, PR of China
Honorary Professor (2013)


Honorary Doctor

University of Medicine and Pharmacy, “Iuliu Hatieganu”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania,
Honorary Doctor (M.D.) (2002)

Western University “Vasile Goldis”, Arad, Romania,
Honorary Doctor (M.D.) (2005)

University of Belgrade, Clinical Center of Serbia and School Of Medicine, Serbia,
Honorary Doctor (M.D.) (2008)

Postgraduate Medical Academy, Minsk, Belarussia,

Honorary Doctor (M.D.) (2011)

Vilnius University, Lithuania,

Honorary Doctor (M.D.) (2012)


Awards

Ludwig-Rehn-Award from the Assembly of Middle Rhineland Surgery, Germany “Vereinigung Mittelrheinischer Chirurgen”
Freiburg, Germany, September 1987

Award from the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP)
Verona, Italy, September 1988

Award from the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP)
Nagasaki, Japan, August 1990

Research Award from the Society of Computed Body Tomography
Seattle, USA, April 1991

Award from the International Congress on Anticancer Chemotherapy
Paris, France, February 1993

Award from the European Association for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
Barcelona, Spain, July 1993

Research Prize from the Swiss Association of Surgery
Lugano, Switzerland, June 1995

European Pancreatic Club (EPC) Award for Best Basic Scientific Presentation
Mannheim, Germany June 1996

Prize for Surgery, Swiss Association of Surgery
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 1998

Fritz-Linder-Forum Prize from the German Surgical Society „Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie“
Munich, Germany, April 1999

European Pancreatic Club (EPC) Award for Best Clinical Scientific Presentation
Lüneburg, Germany, July 1999

Central Patient Management in Surgery
Healthcare Quality Promotion Prize Baden-Württemberg
Stuttgart, Germany, October 2002

Ethicon Promotion Prize
"Conception and Evaluation of a Training Module for Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery"
Zurich, Switzerland, March, 2003  

Instructors Prize 2002, University of Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany, June 2003

Max Siurala Award, Finnish Society of Gastroenterology
Jyväskylä, Finland, February 2005

Prize of the Swiss Surgical Society for best publication in the British Journal of Surgery 2004
Zürich, Switzerland, June 2005

Gimbernat Prize, Catalan Society of Surgery
Barcelona, Spain, October 2005

Prize of the Swiss Surgical Society for Best Publication in the British Journal of Surgery 2005
Lugano, Switzerland, June 2006

Hippocrates Award, Hellenic Society of Internal Medicine
Athens, Greece, October 2006

Amundsen Medal of the Institute for Surgical Research
Oslo, Norway, May 2013

President’s Cup 2013 1st place of the German Society of General and Visceral-Surgery (DGAV)
Munich, Germany, Mai 2013

Rudolf-Zenker Prize of the German Surgical Association (DGCH)
Berlin, Germany, March 2014


Memberships / Honorary Fellowships

American College of Gastroenterology
International Member (1990)

Austrian Surgical Society
Corresponding Member (1995)

Sociedad Argentina De Gastroenterologìa
Honorary Member (1996)

Yugoslav Surgical Association
Honorary Member (1998)

Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Honorary Member (1998)

The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Fellowship ad eundem (1998)

The Royal Society of Medicine of England
Honorary Member (1998)

Hungarian Association of Surgery

Honorary Member (2002)

Hellenic Society of Digestive Surgery
Honorary Member (2003)

European Surgical Association
Member (2003)

Romanian Society of Laparoscopic Surgery

Honorary Member (2005)

The Association of Surgeons of India

Honorary Member (2006)

Royal College of Surgeons Scotland (Edinburg)
Honorary Member (2006)

Jordan Surgical Society
Honorary Member (2007)

The Asociacion Argentina de Cirugìa
Honorary Member (2008)

Royal College of Surgeons of England (London)
Honorary Fellowship (2009)
 
Austrian Surgical Society
Honorary Member (2009)

German National Academy of Science  “Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher LEOPOLDINA”
Member (2009)

Uruguay Surgical Society
Honorary Membership (2010)

American Surgical Association (ASA)
Honorary Membership (2011)

National Medical Academy of Uruguay
Corresponding foreign member (2012)

American College of Surgeons
Honorary Membership (2013)

Swiss Surgical Association

Honorary Membership (2013)

Brasilian Surgical Society
Honorary Membership (2014)

Italian Society of Surgery
Honorary Membership (2015)

Association of Polish Surgeons

Honorary Membership (2015)


Scientific Appointments

European Pancreatic Club
Member of the Selection Committee (1989-1991)

German Association for Digestive and Metabolic Disease „Deutsche Gesellschaft für Verdauungs- und Stoffwechselkrankheiten“
Member of the Program Committee (1989-1992)

European Pancreatic Cancer Study Group
Secretary (1991)

German Working Group for the Pancreas “Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Pankreas”
Scientific Advisor (1992)

German Surgical Society “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie“
Secretary of the Surgical Forum (1992-1994)

International Gastro-Surgical Club
Member at Large to Executive Committee (1994)

European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and Other Interventional Techniques (E.A.E.S.)

Member of the Educational Committee (1995)

European Digestive Surgery (EDS)
Secretary (1995)

German Surgical Society „Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie“

Working Committee for the Section of Surgical Research (1996)

International Association of Pancreatology
Councillor (1996)

International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association (IHPBA)
Member of the International Scientific Committee (1996-2000)

Swiss Assocation of Surgery “Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Chirurgie“
Board Member (1996)

Swiss Association of Visceral Surgery “Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Viszeralchirurgie“
Board Member  (1997-1998)

Collegium Internationale Chirurgiae Digestivae

Member of the Program Committee (1998)

Surgical Biology Club III of the American College of Surgeons
Member (1998)

International Association of Pancreatology (IAP)
Treasurer (1998)

International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association (IHPBA)
Chairman of the Scientific Committee (1998)

German Association for Digestive and Metabolic Disease „Deutsche Gesellschaft für Verdauungs- und Stoffwechselkrankheiten“
Board Member (1998)

Swiss Association of Visceral Surgery “Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Viszeralchirurgie“
President (1999 and 2000)

European Association of Video Surgery
Member of the International Scientific Committee (1998)

German Surgical Society “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie”

Member of the Commission for Clinical Trials (1999)

Swiss Surgical Association “Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Chirurgie“
Vice President (2000)

Pancreas Club, Inc.
Board of Leaders (2000)

European Surgical Association (ESA)
Council of ESA (2001)

European Pancreas Center, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Director (2001 - ongoing)

European Pancreatic Club (EPC)
President (2002)

European Surgical Association (ESA)
Treasurer (2002-2005)

Tumor Center Heidelberg/Mannheim, Germany    
Chairman Steering Committee (2003)

Study Center of the German Surgical Society, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Director (2004 - ongoing)

South-West German Association of Gastroenterology
President (2005)

European Chapter of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA)
Congress President (2005)

International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA)

President (2006-2008)

Supervisory Board of the University of Münster, Germany
Board Member (2007 - 2011)

German Research Foundation “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft”

Committee member “Vascular and Abdominal Surgery” (2008)

Jung-Foundation, Germany „Jung-Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Forschung“
Board Member (2009 - 2013)

Graduate College 1126 at Heidelberg University, Department of Surgery
Speaker (2009 - ongoing)

Clinical Research Group „Colorectal Cancer“ (Heidelberg University, Germany)
Speaker (2009 - ongoing)

German Research Foundation “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft”
Committee member Senat – Clinical Research (2009-2011)

Society of German University Hospitals “Innovationskongress – Verband der Universitätsklinika Deutschland”
Committee member (2010)

Germany Society for General and GI Surgery „Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie“

President (2010 - 2011)

German Surgical Society „Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie“
President (2011-2012)

German National Academy of Science  “Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher LEOPOLDINA”
Member of committee section III (surgery) (2009 - ongoing)

American Surgical Association (ASA)
ASA subcommittee advisory board member region northern Europe (2011 - 2014)

SFB/Transregio 125 „Cognition-Guided Surgery”
Speaker (2012 – ongoing)

ESPAC-5F Trial Steering Committee
(2014 – ongoing)


Scientific Journal Affiliations

International Journal of Pancreatology
Member of the Editorial Board (1988-2001)

Pancreas
Associate Editor (1993-ongoing)

Chirurgische Gastroenterologie
(Surgical Gastroenterology – German)
Section Editor (1993-2009)

Viszeralmedizin
(Visceral Medicine – German)
Editorial Board (2009-ongoing)

Acta Chirurgica Austriaca
Member of the Editorial Board (1994-1999)

Minimal Invasive Chirurgie
(Minimal Invasive Surgery – German)
Editor (1995-1998)
Member of the Editorial Board (1998-2002)

Digestive Surgery
Chief Editor (1995-ongoing)

Swiss Surgery
Member of the Editorial Board (1995-2003)

Progress in Surgery
Chief Editor (1995-1998)

Der Onkologe
(The Oncologist – German)
Section Editor (1995-1998)

Gut
Member of the Editorial Board (1996-2002)

European Journal of Medical Research
Member of the Editorial Board (1997-ongoing)

British Journal of Surgery
Member of the Editorial Council (1998-ongoing)

Journal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
Member of the Editorial Board (1998-ongoing)

Langenbeck’s Archives of Surgery
Member of the Editorial Board (1998-2002)
Editor (2003-2010)
Chief Editor (2010-ongoing)

Digestion
Member of the Editorial Board (1999-2004)

HPB
Member of the Editorial Board (1999-ongoing)

Gastroenterology
Member of the Editorial Board (2000-2005)

Surgery
Member of the Editorial Board (2000-ongoing)

Pancreatica.org
Advisory Board Member (2001)

Gastroenterology
Editorial Board (2000-2005; 2011-ongoing)

Pancreatology
Associate Editor (2001-2004)
Digestive Diseases
Member of the Editorial Board (2001-ongoing)

BMC Gastroenterology
Member of the Editorial Board (2001-ongoing)

Der Chirurg
(The Surgeon – German)
Member of the Editorial Board (2001-2008)
Editorship and Publisher (2008-ongoing)

National Medical Journal of China
Member of the Editorial Board (2002-ongoing)

Asian Journal of Surgery
Member of the Editorial Board (2003-ongoing)

Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie
(Journal of Gastroenterology – German)
Member of the Editorial Committee (2003-ongoing)

Onkologie heute
(Oncology today – German)
Member of the Editorial Board (2003-ongoing)

Annals of Surgery
Member of the Editorial Board (2004-ongoing)

Intensivmedizin up2date
(Intensive Care Medicine up2date – German)
Editor (2005-ongoing)

World Journal of Gastroenterology
Member of the Editorial Board (2005-ongoing)

Patient Safety in Surgery
Associate Editor (2007-ongoing)

Pancreatology
Associate Editor (2007-ongoing)

Annals of Surgical Oncology
Member of the Editorial Board in the Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Tumors Section (2008-ongoing)
Associate editor (2011-ongoing)

Der Chirurg
Editorship and Publisher (2008-ongoing)
 
BMC Surgery
Associate Editor (2008)

Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
Member scientific committee (2009-2011)

Polish Journal of Surgery
Member of the Editorial Board (2010-ongoing)

Türkiye Klinikleri Journal of Medical Sciences
Advisory Board Member (2010-ongoing)

World Journal of Clinical Oncology
Member of the Editorial Board (2010-ongoing)

European Journal of Medical Research
Member of the Editorial Board

European Surgical Research (2011 – ongoing)
Associate Editor

Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie up2date
(General and Visceral Surgery up2date – German)
Editor (2011-2012)

Annali italiani di Chirurgia (2012 – ongoing)

Member of the Referee Board

Journal of the American College of Surgeons (2013 – ongoing)
International Correspondent

Chinese Journal of Cancer Research (2013-ongoing)
Member of the Editorial Board

Gastrointestinal Tumors (2013-ongoing)
Member of the Editorial Board

Revista Argentina de Cirugía (2014-ongoing)
International Editorial Committee


Invited Honorary Lectures

Theodor-Koch-LectureInselspital Bern, University of Bern
November 2000

Solly Marks LectureSouth African Gastroenterology Society, Windhuk, Namibia
June 2000

Moynihan Lecture Royal College of Surgeons of England
Manchester, UK
May 2003

Heald Lecture
Basingstoke, UK
November 2005

Rolfe Foundation Lecture
American Pancreatic Association
Chicago, IL
November 2005

Grand Lecture
The Association of Surgeons of India
Varanasi 2006

Key Note Lecture
First Biennial Congress of the Asian-Pacific-HPBA
Fukuoka, Japan
March 2007

W. B. & M. H. Chung Lectureship
Vancouver / Canada
October 2007

Hans Jeekel Lecture
Erasmus MC
Rotterdam, NE
December 2007

BJS AUGIS Annual Scientific Meeting, Keynote Lecture
Liverpool, UK
September 2008
 
ANZHPBA Liver meeting
Graham Coupland Guest Lecture
Sydney, Australia
October 2008

Tata Memorial Day Lecture
The Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India
February 2009

20th Bern Meeting, Pancreas secundum non datur – Theodor Kocher Lecture
Inselspital Bern, Switzerland
November 2009

11th Annual MGH/Johns Hopkins Lecture
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, USA
May 2010

Semmelweiss Key lecture of the Surgery Grand Rounds
Semmelweiss University Budapest, Campus Hamburg
September 2014


Scientific Achievements:

Number of authored manuscripts: > 2.300
Sum of the times cited: > 53.000
Average Citations per Item: 25.2
H-index: 111
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