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Professor Dr. Björn LDM Brücher, MD, PhD, FRCS, FACS

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Professor Dr. Björn LDM Brücher, MD, PhD, FRCS, FACS

Dr. Björn LDM Brücher is a Professor of Surgery, and a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College. His academic career includes:

  • June 1985: A-Level, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe High School, Germersheim, Germany
  • 1986 – 1993: Study of Human Medicine, Johannes-Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
  • 1986 – 1993: Scientific Research Assistant, Institute of Anatomy, Johannes-Gutenberg University of Mainz (Prof. A. Mayet)
  • 1986 – 1993: Scientific Research Assistant, Department of Hematology and Oncology, Johannes-Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany (Prof. Chr. Huber)
  • 1986 – 1993: Study residencies in General Surgery and Urology at the Eastern General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK; in General and Vascular Surgery at the Bradford Royal Infirmary, UK; and in General and Vascular Surgery at the John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford, University of Oxford, UK
  • December 1993: Thesis and the title “Dr.med.”, Faculty of Medicine at the Johannes-Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
  • December 1993: Arzt im Praktikum (in accordance to house officer), Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
  • October 1995: Approbation as Medical Doctor, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
  • November 2001: Specialist for Surgery, General Medical Council of Bavaria, Germany
  • February 2003: Habilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • March 2003: Venia Legendi, Faculty of Medicine, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • August 2005: Specialist for Visceral Surgery, General Medical Council of Bavaria, Germany
  • October 2006: Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • December 2007: Approval of the Habilitation, University of Tübingen, Germany
  • April 2008: Full Professorhip, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tübingen, Germany
  • July 2009: Fellow of the Royal Society of Surgeons of England (FRCS-England)
  • February 2012: Honorary Fellow, Israeli Society of Surgical Oncology (ISSO)
  • August 2012: Co-Founder and Fellow, International Consortium of Reserarch Excellence (INCORE), Theodor Billroth Academy®

Dr. Brücher has been a Professor of Ethical Leadership of New Westminster College since April 2013. His other professorships include:

  • September 2009: MSKCC, New York City, New York, USA
  • September 2009:  University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • October 2009: Ann Arbor Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • February 2010: Karolinksa, University of Stockholm, Sweden

Dr. Brücher has a distinguished record of ethical leadership and his extensive professional medical experience as a seasoned surgeon and Professor of Surgery includes:

  • April – September 1994: Arzt im Praktikum (house officer) at the Marien Hospital in Darmstadt, Germany (Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Internal Medicine and Urology)
  • October 1994 – October 1995: Arzt im Praktikum (house officer) at the Krankenhaus Nordwest in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (Surgery)
  • November 1995 – September 1998: Residency at the Department of Surgery, Technical University of Munich, Germany (Chairman: Prof. J.R. Siewert)
  • August 1998 – January 1999: Authorized interruption because of an accident
  • April 2001 – October 2001: Scientific residency, GSF – Research Centre for Environment and Health, Munich, Germany (Director: Prof. H. Höfler)
  • May 2003 – July 2003: Scientific residency, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Texas, Houston, Texas, USA (Chairman: Prof. J. Roth)
  • October 2004 – June 2007: Senior Physician, Department of Surgery, Technical University of Munich, Germany (Director: Prof. J.R. Siewert)
  • July 2007 – May 2012: Head of the Surgical Oncology Section , Department of Surgery, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Tübingen,Tübingen, Germany
  • June 2008 to present: Director and Founder, Theodor-Billroth Academy
  • January 2013 to present: Medical Director, Peritoneal Surface Malignancies Center of Excellence; and Head, Division of Cancer Research, Bon Secours Cancer Institute, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Dr. Brücher’s professional memberships include:

  • Since 1994: Professional Association of German Surgeons
  • Since 1995: German Society of Surgery
  • Since 1996: Bavarian Cancer Society
  • Since 1998: Association of Bavarian Surgeons
  • Since 1998: German Cancer Society
  • Since 1998: International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
  • Since 1999: Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Since 1999: International Society of Surgery
  • Since 1999: German Society of Visceral Surgery
  • Since 2002: Surgical Research Section, German Society of Surgery
  • Since 2002: European Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Since 2002: European Association of Cancer Research
  • Since 2002: Organisation mondiale d’Etudes Spécialisées sur les maladies del’oesophage
  • Since 2002: American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Since 2003: American Association of Cancer Research
  • Since 2005: Federation of German Universities
  • Since 2005: Cancer Center Munich
  • Since 2006: Austrian Society of Surgery
  • Since 2006: American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Since 2006: New York Academy of Sciences
  • Since 2006: Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Since 2007: Counciler im German Chapter des ACS der DGCH
  • Since 2007: Association of Surgeons of Middle Germany
  • Since 2009: American Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies
  • Since 2009: Royal College of Surgeons, England
  • Since 2012: Israeli Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Since 2013: Fellows of New Westminster College

Dr. Brücher’s special scientific accomplishments include:

  • Microdissection and Laser-Microdissection
  • Methods for RNA- and DNA- Extractions from Paraffin-embedded Material
  • PCR and Real Time PCR (Taq Man)
  • Immunohistochemistry

Dr. Brücher’s honours and awards include:

  • November 1992: Emilie Lemmer Endowment, Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
  • May 2002: Karl-Heinrich-Bauer Award, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie
  • February 2003: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie Travel Award to Japanese Society of Surgery, Sapporo, Japan.
  • May – July 2003: Research Grant, German Society of Research
  • September 2005: Poster Award, German Gastroenterology 2005, Hannover Germany
  • October 2006: Exceptional Merit Award 2006, American College for Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • October 2006: Fellow, American College for Surgeons (FACS), Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • June 2007: Theodor-Billroth Award, Austrian Society of Surgery, Graz, Austria
  • June 2007: Poster Award 2007, German Society of Northwest Surgeons
  • October 2007: Exceptional Merit Award 2007, American College of Surgeons, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • April 2009: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie Travel Award to American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • April 2009: Poster Award 2009, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie
  • July 2009: Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), England
  • February 2012: Member of Honor, Israeli Society of Surgical Oncology
  • July 2012: Poster Award 2012″ (Senior-Author) 18th Charles Heidelberger Symposium of Cancer Research
  • January 2013: Ambassador, European Association of Cancer Research
  • April 2013: Distinguished Fellow, New Westminster College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Dr. Brücher’s bibliography and presentations are extensive and include:

  • Author and Co-author of original publications and contribution of books
  • Scientific presentations at national and international congresses
  • Invited lectures, seminars and chairman positions

Dr. Brücher is an Ad-Hoc Grant Reviewer for the following organizations:

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn, Germany
  • Wilhem-Sander Foundation, Munich, Germany
  • Task Force for Patents, Research and Technology Transfer, Tübingen, Germany

As a Professor of Ethical Leadership and Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College, Professor Dr. Björn LDM Brücher is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.

 
 

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