Rastislav Kunda, MD, FASGE (Brussels)
Prof. Rastislav Kunda, MD, FASGE is a senior consultant in hepatopancreatobiliary and gastrointestinal surgery and digestive endoscopy.
Throughout his career, he has focused on invention and innovation, particularly in biliopancreatic endoscopy, though comprehensively covering also other fields and areas of advanced endoscopic therapy, including the development of new devices and procedures in interventional endoscopy. He pioneered the novel interventions and their
Firm implementation in therapeutic algorithms and routines of HPB disorders treatments, particularly in advanced ERCP and interventional EUS as a complementary approach to ERCP, placing Universitets hospital Aarhus, Denmark and Universiteit Ziekenhuis Brussel, Belgium as one of the global leaders in these recent developments, including its training.
He is professor of surgery and endoscopy at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
Career: 1995-2008 Department of Surgery, F.D.Roosevelt University Hospital and Slovak Health University, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia (consultant surgeon in general and hepatopancreatobiliary surgery, transplantation surgery, head of ERCP and biliopancreatic endoscopy)
2008-2011 Department of Surgery, Nordland Hospital, Bodø, Norway (senior consultant surgeon, deputy head of Gastroenterologic Surgery)
2010-2018 Aarhus University Hospital, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Aarhus, Denmark (senior consultant surgeon in Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, head of Endoscopy Unit and Endoscopy Department, associated professor of surgery)
Present position: Since 2019 – Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel (UZB), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB),
Department of Surgery,
Department of Gastroenterology and
Department of Advanced Interventional Endoscopy, Brussels, Belgium
– senior consultant surgeon in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery and head of the Department of Endoscopy and Advanced Interventional Endoscopy, professor of surgery and endoscopy.