West Virginia University, USA
Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research, a forum for exciting findings in the field of surgical research, is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that encompasses basic, translational, and clinical research in all surgery-related disciplines, with a particular focus on minimally invasive procedures.
ASIR promotes the exchange of ideas, concepts and findings in all aspects of surgery. The journal aims to open up new avenues for the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of surgical problems, and be a bridge between different surgical specialties. The journal considers articles from any area of surgery-related research, including, but not limited to:
- Surgical research
- Clinical studies
- Surgical techniques and procedures
- Emerging technologies
- Teaching and stimulation
- Minimally invasive surgery
Ronald Matteotti, MD is a graduate of Gymnasium Vaduz, Principality of Liechtenstein and Medical College University of Basel, Switzerland. He completed a residency in general surgery and thereafter joined the faculty of Kreisspital Männedorf, Faculty of Surgery, University of Zurich,Switzerland. In Zurich he was responsible for building up a minimal invasive surgical unit. In 2003 he joined the research staff of Prof. Gagner at his Minimally Invasive Surgical Unit at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY and Weill-Cornell College of Medicine. After two years in research with Prof. Gagner he completed an advanced laparoscopy fellowship at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts as the first Karl Storz 'Surgical Innovation and Advanced Laparoscopy fellow'. Realizing the tremendous opportunities in the United States he completed a second residency at University Hospital of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH. He is currently on staff at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, where he serves as a fellow in surgical oncology. Dr Matteotti holds specialty certificates in general, gastrointestinal and trauma surgery. His primary interest is hepato-biliary disease and gastro-intestinal cancer, especially minimally invasive approaches to gastric and colo-rectal malignancies. His research founded at Mount Sinai Hospital and further at Fox Chase Cancer Center includes pathophysiological changes during laparoscopy in a sepsis model and novel targets to treat hepato-cellular cancer. He has multiple publications in the field of minimal invasive surgery. He is a member of multiple professional societies especially SAGES - Society of Gastrointestinal end Endoscopic Surgeons.