John Neoptolemos#

Email:john.neoptolemos 'at' med.uni-heidelberg.de
Membership Number:5094
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:CLINICAL & VETERINARY SCIENCE
Username:jneoptolemos
Elected:2019
ORCID:0000-0002-6201-7399
Homepage: https://www.klinikum.uni-heidelberg.de/chirurgische-klinik-zentrum/allgemein-viszeral-und-transplantationschirurgie


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2017 Professor of Surgery, Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University of Heidelberg
  • 2009 Director, Cancer Research UK Liverpool Centre, England
  • 2007 Scientific Director NIHR Pancreas Biomedical Research Unit, England
  • 2007 Deputy Director of the CRUK and NIHR Liverpool Experimental Cancer Centre, England
  • 1996 Director of the Liverpool Clinical and then Cancer Research UK Trials Unit, University of Liverpool, England
  • 1996 Professor of Surgery and Head of Department of Surgery, then School of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, England
  • 1994 Professor of Surgery, University of Birmingham, England
  • 1987 Senior Lecturer, then Reader, Department of Surgery, University of Birmingham
  • 1977 Surgical trainee, Senior House Officer, Registrar and Senior Registrar, University of Leicester, England
  • 1976 House Surgeon, Guy's Hospital, London, England

Fields of Scholarship
  • Clinical and translational research in pancreatic cancer
  • Clinical and translational research in chronic pancreatitis
  • Clinical and translational research in acute pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Genetics of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, adjuvant, neoadjuvant, chemotherapy, necrosectomy, pancreatectomy, PRSS1, SPINK1, hENT1, endoscopic sphincterotomy.

Honours and Awards
  • 2018 Henry Lynch Award for Inherited Pancreas Diseases
  • 2017 Ruth Brufsky Award for Pancreas Cancer Research
  • 2015 Honorary Professor of Nanjing Medical University
  • 2014 Honorary Professor of the First School of Clinical Medicine, Nanjing Medical University
  • 2014 Honorary Fellow of the Hungary Society of Surgery
  • 2013 Health Services Journal National Award Winner to the Pancreas Unit (Acute Services Sector)
  • 2013 European Pancreas Club, Life Time Achievement Award
  • 2012 Honorary Fellow of the Germany Society of Surgery
  • 2012 Freedom of the City of Liverpool as Director Cancer Research UK Liverpool Centre
  • 2011 National Institutes of Health (NIHR) Senior Investigator
  • 2007 Fellow Academy of Medical Sciences
  • 2005 Hirschberg Award for Pancreatic Cancer, American Pancreatic Association
  • 1991 Honorary membership of South African Gastroenterology Society
  • 1988 Moynihan Travelling Fellowship, Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • 1987 Rodney Smith Prize, Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  • 1987 Hunterian Professor of Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England

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