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
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Editorial Consultants

Giulia Brisighelli, University of Milano
Marc Levitt, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, USA
Oliver Muensterer, University of Mainz

Representative of the Scientific Committee of the EUPSA
and Editorial Consultant

Balazs Kutasy, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm

Associated Editors representing the following countries or regions

Zoran Bahtijarević, Zagreb (Croatia)
Piotr Gauderna, Gdansk (Poland)
Davendra Gupta, New Delhi (India)
Alp Numanoglu, Cape Town (South Africa)
Michal Rygl, Prague (Czech Republic)
Amulya Saxena, London (United Kingdom)
Erik Sköldenberg, Uppsala (Sweden)
Boia Eugen Sorin, Timisoara (Romania)
Attila Vastyan, Pécs (Hungary)

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

Prof. Martin Lacher is surgeon in chief and director of the department of pediatric surgery at the University of Leipzig. He received his medical degree from the University of Cologne and successfully completed the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE). From 2002-2010 he underwent surgical training in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery. 

From 7/2010 to 7/2011 he successfully completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Endosurgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham/USA (Prof. Keith Georgeson & Prof. Mike Chen) and received extensive training in the endosurgical and minimal invasive surgical techniques. Between 2011-2015 we worked as a consultant surgeon at the Department of Pediatric Surgery at Hannover Medical School (Prof. Benno Ure).

Martin Lacher is board certified for both Pediatric Surgery and General Surgery. His research activities include neonatal and adolescent inflammatory bowel diseases and new techniques in minimal invasive surgery such as 3D, which are currently funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). For his PhD thesis, funded by a scholarship of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), he received the highest award of the German Society for Pediatric Surgery (Richard Drachter award) in 2012. 

Martin Lacher is reviewer of a variety of surgical peer-reviewed journals and editor in chief of the European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports. On the clinical side he is dedicated to humanitarian aid and pediatric surgical missions around the globe. For these endeavors he founded the NGO www.stiftung-kinderchirurgie.org and regularly operates on children with congenital malformations in countries such as Vietnam, Egypt, Tanzania, Russia, Peru and North Korea.