About Us

 

FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF TEUS SOCIETY: Prof. Michel Kahaleh MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE

Michel Kahaleh MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE,  is the Clinical Director of Gastroenterology, Professor of Medicine, Chief of Endoscopy and Director of Pancreas Program at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. 

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Trained in Erasme Hospital, University of Brussels by Michel Cremer and Jacques Deviere, he became the leader of the Pancreatico-Biliary group at the University of Virginia before joining Well Cornell as the Chief of Endoscopy and Pancreas Program Director in July 2011.  He is a world renowned endoscopist boarded in Europe and the United States. Dr. Kahaleh's research is focused on interventional endoscopy, and the use of new devices to diagnose and treat various gastrotinestinal disorders.

Dr. Kahaleh’s impressive research profile spanning 15 years includes conduction of over 35 protocols and 200 publications and 200 national and international scientific presentations.

Dr. Kahaleh founded the TEUS society in 2015. He has directed and hosted the  International Therapeutic EUS Consortium at Digestive Disease Week for the past 8 years.

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aDMINISTRATOR AND TREASURER: Monica Gaidhane, MD, MPH, AcRP-cP

Monica Gaidhane, MD, MPH, ACRP-CP, is an Associate Professor of Research at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University.  She is a clinical researcher and epidemiologist with a focus in advanced therapeutic and diagnostic endoscopy for gastrointestinal diseases research. 

Dr. Gaidhane has been the co-PI, research manager, and data manager for more than 35 advanced therapeutic and diagnostic endoscopy protocols, including drug, device, animal, and multicenter registry studies.  She has 75 publications and 100 publish abstracts. 

Dr. Gaidhane is the treasurer and administrator of the TEUS society since 2015, and helps co-host the International Therapeutic EUS Consortium at Digestive Disease Week.

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Everson Luiz de Almeida Artifon, MD PhD FASGE

 

Artifon was born in Curitiba-Parana State,Brazil. He graduated MD  at Federal University of Parana ( UFPR); General Surgery (2 years) and Trauma Surgery and Critical Care ( 2 years) residences at State University of Campinas(UNICAMP), Campinas-Sao Paulo State. GI Endoscopy residence at University of Sao Paulo (FMUSP).

He is an Associate Professor of Surgery /University of Sao Paulo. Has 11 Books  editored; 180 Books chapters; International editorial board member of several Journals; 155 pubmed/medline indexed papers up to now ( Artifon and /or Almeida Artifon searching ). Has an International patent: Artifon Catheter to supra papillary puncture. His main expertise area is Pancreatic and Biliary therapeutic endoscopic procedures .

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Manuel Perez-Miranda, MD, PhD

Manuel Perez-Miranda, MD, PhD joined in 1996 the Interventional Endoscopy Unit at Hospital Universitario Rio Hortega (HURH) in Valladolid (Spain), a referral center in Northwestern Spain for Liver Transplantation and Advanced Endoscopy. He was appointed Head of Endoscopy at HURH in 2008 and then Head of the Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology in 2012. Dr. Manuel Perez-Miranda is currently Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Valladolid University Medical School and serves on the Editorial Board of the journals Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

He was elected President of Sociedad Española de Endoscopia Digestiva (SEED), the Spanish Endoscopy Society in 2017. The combined use of ERCP and EUS in pancreatobiliary disease is the main focus of his clinical, teaching and research activity, particularly EUS-guided biliary and pancreatic duct drainage interventions and the use of lumen-apposing metal stents (LAMS) for pancreatic fluid collections, gallbladder disease, biliary obstruction and gastro-enteric anastomoses. Over the last decade he has lectured and performed live pancreatobiliary endoscopy demonstrations in over 30 countries across four continents.