Meet our IASSS Patrons

Prof Kenn Boffard

Prof Kenn Boffard is an Emeritus Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.


He is also a Visiting Professor of Trauma Surgery at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital and University of Gothenburg and Director of Trauma at Netcare Milpark Hospital.


He currently serves as the ISS Secretary General.

Prof Tina Gaarder

Prof Gaarder (MD, PhD) is an esteemed Consultant General and Trauma Surgeon in Oslo, Norway. 


She is the Head of Department of Traumatology at Oslo University Hospital Ullevål (OUH U) and Past President of the IATSIC. She is also the Chair of the Visceral Trauma Section in European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery.

Prof Russel Gruen

Prof Russel Gruen (MBBS, PhD, FRACS) is a surgeon at the Canberra Hospital in Australia.


He is also the Dean of the College of Health and Medicine at The Australian National University and Past President of ASAP


He is a founding member of G4 Alliance.

Prof Andrew Hill

Prof Andrew Hill is a Professor of Surgery at The University of Auckland and Assistant Dean at Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, South Auckland Clinical School, New Zealand.


He is the Past President of the ISS and Councillor and Board Member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

Prof Ari Leppäniemi

Prof Ari Leppäniemi (MD, PhD) is the Chief of Emergency SurgeryHelsinki University Central Hospital.


He is part of the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery and is the ISS President-elect.

Prof Jamie Murphy

Prof Jamie Murphy (BChir, PhD, FRCS, FASCRS) is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Cleveland Clinic London. He is also a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London.


Prof Murphy is the President Elect of the International Society of Digestive Surgery (ISDS).

Prof Chantal Reyna

Prof Chantal Reyna (MD, FACS, FSSO) is a Medical Director of the Crozer Health Breast Program and Chief of Breast Surgery at Crozer Health System in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.


She is also a Liaison for the Association of Women Surgeons and part of the Latino Surgical Society.

Prof Cheng Har Yip

Prof Cheng Har Yip (MBBS, FRCS [Glasg] FRCSEd, FACS[Hon]) is a Consultant Breast Surgeon at Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare and Professor Emeritus at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.


She is the current President of the ISS and Past President of the BSI.