Ines Gockel, MD, MBA, DFNWC

Department of Visceral, Transplant, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Professor Dr. Gockel is a Professor of Surgery, world-renowned surgeon and medical doctor.

She is currently the Director of Visceral Surgery at the University Hospital of Leipzig, Germany. She previously served at the Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany, and as the Head of the Section and Certified Competence Center of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery and Professor of the Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery. She graduated at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management as MBA (Master of Business Administration) in International Hospital and Healthcare Management and completed the Leadership Diploma at the St. Galler Business School (SGBS).

Professor Dr. Gockel’s clinical specialities include: surgery of the upper gastrointestinal tract, surgical oncology, minimallyinvasive surgery, colorectal, hepato-bilio-pancreatic and endocrine surgery; she has clinical experience in vascular and thoracic surgery, trauma surgery, surgical endoscopy and ultrasonography, proctology, intensive care medicine and emergency medicine.

Her scientific oevre is summarized in more than 250 peer-reviewed publications and over 470 scientific congress presentations. Her theoretical and practical work has been honoured and awarded numerous times.

Professor Dr. Gockel’s societies and memberships include:
• European Society of Surgical Oncology
• German Society for Surgery
• German Society for General and Visceral Surgery
• International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
• Surgical Task Force Group for the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract, German Society for General and Visceral Surgery
• Surgical Society of the Alimentary Tract
• Appointed Member of the European Academy of Science and Arts
Professor Dr. Gockel’s medical grants and awards include:
• Research Award (2004): University Medical Center Mainz, Germany
• Research Award (2006): 10th World Congress of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus, Adelaide, Australia
• Research Award (2008): Drs. Graute and Graute Oppermann Foundation
• Travel Fellowship (2009): German Society of General and Visceral Surgery, The Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, USA
• Research Grant by the German Research Foundation (DFG = Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) (2013)
• Research Grant by the Else Kröner-Fresenius-Foundation (2014)

Recent Scientific projects include: • ITOL - Interdisciplinary Translational Oncologic Laboratory (University of Leipzig, Germany) • g4b (genes for barrett’s) (Barrett’s Consortium; www.barrett-konsortium.de)• arc (achalasia risk consortium) (www.achalasie-konsortium.de)• staR (gastric cancer Reserach)• Tissue Engeinering – experiments in anastomotic healing of esophagogastric and colonic anastomoses• D-OR - Digital Operating Room (navigation, simulation, telemedicine, personalized medicine in surgery)• Precision Medicine – Evaluation of intraoperative Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI) in visceral surgery (in cooperation with the ICCAS [=Innovation Center of Computer Assisted Surgery], Leipzig)