Professor Philipp Dutkowski
Philipp Dutkowski is Professor of Surgery at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He is a hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) and transplant surgeon, leading, since 2009, the abdominal organ transplantation program in Zurich. Professor Dutkowski started his surgical career in Germany at the University of Mainz in 1993 and completed his board certification for Surgery in 1999; and for Visceral Surgery in 2002.
In parallel, he completed his thesis for Habilitation in 2001, after establishing a research group in the field of liver preservation. In 2004, he joined the group of Pierre Alain Clavien in Zurich and succeeded to translate basic research on machine liver perfusion into clinical application. Consecutively, the first worldwide clinical application of hypothermic oxygenated perfusion (HOPE) in human DCD livers has been implemented in Zurich since 2012.
Associate Professor Peter Hughes
Associate Professor Peter Hughes obtained his PhD at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and the University of Melbourne. He has been the physician in charge of renal transplantation at the Royal Melbourne Hospital since 2012. In 2017, he also became the Clinical Director of the Australian Paired Kidney Exchange and in 2019, this program expanded to also include New Zealand. Professor Hughes has active research interests in translational and clinical research.