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Robert J Porte, MD, PhD, is Professor of Surgery at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He is a hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) and transplant surgeon, Head of HPB-Surgery, Director of the Liver Transplant Program, and Chair of the UMC Groningen Comprehensive Transplant Center of the University Medical Center Groningen in Groningen, The Netherlands.
After receiving a PhD and MD from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Robert Porte specialized in surgery from 1991 to 1997 at the Westeinde Hospital in The Hague and Leiden University Medical Center in Leiden, The Netherlands. He received additional surgical training during a ASTS approved clinical transplant fellowship at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA from 1997 to 1998. On his return to the Netherlands, he accepted a position as attending surgeon at the Department of Surgery of the University Medical Center Groningen. He is specialized in HPB-surgery and liver transplantation. In 2007 he was appointed as full Professor of Surgery and as Chair of HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation.
Prof. Porte is a primary and co-investigator of several research projects in the field of organ transplantation, with special interest in machine preservation, ischemia/reperfusion injury, biliary injury, hemostasis and intraoperative blood loss. Robert Porte is a member of several scientific societies, including the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS) and the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT). He is past Secretary General of the European Liver and Intestine Transplantation Association (ELITA) and past President of the Netherlands Transplantation Society. He is the author of more than 300 scientific publications and has contributed to several books. Robert Porte has been an invited speaker on various aspects of liver surgery and transplantation at several scientific meetings.
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