Prof. Marco Bruno, MD, PhD (NL)

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Professor of Gastrointestinal Oncology and director of Endoscopy at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam

Date of birth: 28th January 1963
Nationality: Dutch

Professional address:
Erasmus Medical Center
Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
s-Gravendijkwal 230
3015 CE Rotterdam, Netherlands
Tel: +31-(0)10–4639222
Fax: +31-(0)10–4634682
E-mail:

Training / education (including graduation):
04/06 1982 Gymnasium. Elshof Gymnasium, Nijmegen, NL
04/05 1990 Artsexamen (MD exam) Cum Laude. Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands
11/1991 – 03/1995 Research fellow. Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Head of Department Prof. Dr. G.N.J. Tytgat, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Completion of PhD thesis entitled: ISBN 90–5170–353–8. Promotor: Prof. dr. G.N.J. Tytgat. Co-promotor: Dr. D.J. van Leeuwen
04/1995 – 04/1998 Fellow/trainee Internal Medicine. Kennemer Gasthuis lokatie EG, departement of Internal Medicine, Boerhaavelaan 22, 2035 RC, Haarlem, Netherlands (Dr. J. Ferwerda)
05/1998 – 05/2001 Fellow/trainee Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Head of Department Prof. dr. G.N.J. Tytgat, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, NL
11/2008 – 11/2008 Teach-the-Teacher training course. Desiderius School – Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, NL

Clinical experience, Professional appointments, Employment history and functions, Licenses and certifications:
06/1990 – 10/1991 Military service. Posted as general physician at military base Eelde and Eibergen
05/2001 – 02/2008 Staff member of the department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, NL, Former head of department Prof. dr. G.N.J. Tytgat. Present head of department Prof. J. Bartelsman
01/2004 – 02/2008 Head of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) research unit, department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam
03/2008 – present Staff member of the department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Erasmus Medical Center, s-Gravendijkwal 230, 3015 CE Rotterdam, Netherlands. Head of department Prof. dr. E. Kuipers
02/2009 – present Director of Endoscopy, department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Erasmus Medical Center, s-Gravendijkwal 230, 3015 CE Rotterdam, Netherlands

Main clinical interests (In random order):
Hepatopancrea­tobiliary diseases (differential diagnosis, staging, treatment) including pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, cholangiocarcinoma
Advanced interventional endoscopy techniques including endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancre­atography (ERCP), polypectomy, (enhanced) diagnostic imaging of the GI-tract for early diagnosis of (pre)malignant disease
Prevention, screening, surveillance strategies in gastrointestinal cancer

Teaching experience (Regular courses per faculty, post doctoral courses, miscellaneous teaching activities):
05/2002 – 05/2004 Teacher in the national training curriculum for endoscopy assistants in Bunnik, NL
10/2003 – 12/2007 Responsible for teaching activities (clinical seminar and presentation workshops) of MIK (Medische Informatie Kunde), Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, NL
05/2001 – present Involved in many teaching courses as lecturer
05/2001 – present Involved (and organiser) of many (hands-on) workshops including live demonstrations of advanced endoscopic techniques

Memberships (including period):

Associations/So­cieties
07/2004 – 02/2008 Board member of the Amsterdam GUT club society
11/2004 – 02/2008 Board member and treasurer of the European Postgraduate Gastro-Surgical School (EPGS) at the Ac. Medi. Center of the Univ. of Amsterdam
05/2001 – present Member of the Dutch Society of Gastroenterology (NVGE)
05/2001 – present Member of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
03/2004 – present Faculty member of the European School of Gastroenterology
01/2005 – present Member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
04/2005 – present Board member and treasurer of the Dutch Society for Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists (Nederlandse Vereniging van Maag-Darm-Leverartsen)
01/2005 – present Board member and treasurer of the European Assoc. of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy (EAGE)

Committees
06/2008 – present Member of the Dutch multidisciplinary working party on National Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic carcinoma
08/2008 – present Member of the scientific council of the website esophageal cancer (www. slokdarmkanker­.info) of the Maag Lever Darm Stichting

Other
11/2005 – 11/2007 Member of the EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) working group on pancreatic cancer
01/2003 – present Member of the advisory board of the Dutch Society of patients with pancreatic disease

Thesis promotorship and supervision (Thesis projects finalized or ongoing):
1. Berkel van AM. Thesis: Endoscopic biliary drainage. Promotores: Huibregtse K & van Deventer SJH. Co-promotores: Bruno MJ & Bergman JJGHM. Amsterdam, Netherlands 2003.
2. Van Westerloo D. Thesis: The inflammatory response in critical illness. Promotor: van de Poll T. Co-promotores: Bruno MJ & de Vos A. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2007.
3. Cahen D. Thesis: Endoscopic therapy of chronic pancreatitis. Promotores: Fockens P & Gouma DJ. Co-promotor: Bruno MJ. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2008.
4. Spanier M. Thesis: Acute pancreatitis: epidemiology clinical management and outcome analysis (the EARL study). Promotores: Bruno MJ, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands & Bartelsman J, AMC. Amsterdam, Netherlands, scheduled beginning 2010.
5. Van Hooft J. Thesis: Enteral stenting of the GI-tract: Feasibility and outcome. Promotor: Fockens P, AMC. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Co-promotor: Bruno MJ, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands, scheduled beginning 2010.
6. de Jong K. Thesis: Pancreatic cystic neoplasms; differential diagnosis and management. Promotores: Fockens P, AMC, Amsterdam, Netherlands & Bruno MJ, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Studies are ongoing.
7. Diddens P. Thesis: Novel developments in metal stenting for malignant obstruction of the proximal gastrointestinal tract. Promotor: Bruno MJ, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Studies are ongoing.
8. Harinck F. Thesis: The impact of surveillance of individuals at high risk for developing pancreatic cancer by EUS and MRI. Promotores: Bruno MJ, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands & Fockens P, AMC, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Studies are ongoing.
9. Poley JW. Thesis: Advanced endoscopic procedures; advancements in EUS and ERCP. Promotor: Bruno MJ, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam. Netherlands. Studies are ongoing.
10. Sikkens E. Thesis: Chronic pancreatitis; clinical aspects and treatment of exocrine pancreatitis. Promotor: Bruno MJ, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam. Netherlands. Studies are ongoing.
11. Kastelein F. Thesis: Barrett?s esophagus – from inflammation to cancer – from bedside to bench. Promotor: Bruno MJ, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam. Netherlands. Studies are ongoing.

Publications:
Wi-1: Scientific publication in international journal mentioned in the Social Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index or Arts & Humanities Citation Index with Impact Factor. – 64
Wi-2: Scientific publication in international journal with referee system and without Impact Factor
LE: Letters to the Editor – 3
WN: Scientific publication in national journal with referee system. – 7
WB/WBC: Scientific publication as a book or as a contribution to a book including proceedings. – 11
OC: Patents.
Other publications. – 2

Contributions to meetings, seminars and lectures as invited speaker – 75
Other contributions to meetings, seminars and lectures – 23