Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Dr. med. Martin Lacher
Klinik und Poliklinik für Kinderchirurgie
Universitätsklinikum Leipzig
Liebigstraße 20A
04103 Leipzig
Germany

Editorial Board Members

A. Bonnard
Robert Debré Children University Hospital, Paris
G. Fitze
University of Dresden, Dresden
A. Koivusalo
Children's Hospital, Helsinki
L. Martinez
Hospiltal Infantil La Paz, Madrid
J. Svensson
Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm
A. Zani
Toronto

Editorial Consultants

Giulia Brisighelli, Milano
Marc Levitt, Columbus
Oliver Muensterer, Mainz

Representative of the Scientific Committee of the EUPSA
and Editorial Consultant

Balazs Kutasy, Stockholm

Founding Editor

Mikko P. Pakarinen
Children's Hospital
Helsinki University Central Hospital
PO Box 281
FIN-00029 HUS
Finland



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Martin Lacher, MD, PhD, Leipzig Germany
Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Martin Lacher received his medical degree from the University of Cologne and successfully completed the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE). After a residency in General Surgery at the Technical University of Munich, he completed his pediatric surgical training at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. From 2010 to 2011 Dr. Lacher successfully completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Endosurgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham/USA (Prof. Keith Georgeson, Prof. Mike Chen).
Dr. Lacher is board certified in Pediatric Surgery and General Surgery. In August 2011 he joined the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the Hannover Medical School (Prof. Benno Ure), as a staff surgeon and researcher. Dr. Lacher has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery and colorectal surgery and is a member of several associations, including the European Surgeons´ Association (EUPSA) and the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG).

During his surgical career Dr. Lacher has been a peer reviewer and editorial board member of several medical journals, lectured in national and international meetings, and published numerous manuscripts and book chapters. For his PhD thesis on the genetics of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease he received the Richard Drachter Award from the German Society of Pediatric Surgery. Dr. Lacher's work is supported by several grants, including one from the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Dr. Lacher enjoys traveling and using his skills to advance global surgical education. He has participated in surgical workshops in China, Vietnam, and North Korea.