2018 International Career Development Exchange Participants

SSO 2018 marks the fifth year for the International Career Development Exchange (ICDE) program. The ICDE program provides support for up-and-coming surgical oncologists, with leadership potential, who are members of an SSO Partner Society. In addition to attending SSO 2018, the ICDE recipients will have the opportunity to visit up to two U.S. based institutions to observe procedures and enhance their knowledge. ICDE recipients have been paired with SSO members, who will serve as hosts and mentors, with the intent that long-term relationships are developed in order to help improve cancer care in other countries.

1. Kodama
Marcus Kodama, MD, MS
joins us on behalf of the Brazilian Society of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Kodama specializes in gastric cancer at the Cancer Institute, University of Sao Paulo Medical School in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2. Zih
Francis Zih, MD, MSc, FRCSC
joins us on behalf of the Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Zih specializes in colorectal cancer at Surrey Memorial Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

3. Hao

Xiaopeng Hao, MD
joins us on behalf of the Chinese Society of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Hao specializes in breast cancer at PLA 3017 Hospital in Beijing, China.

4. Kelly
Michael Kelly, BA, MB, BCh, BAO, (Hons. TCD), MRCSI, MCh
joins us on behalf of the European Society of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Kelly specializes in colorectal cancer at St. Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland.

5. Satishkumar
Maheswaran Satishkumar. MBBS, MS, MCH
joins us on behalf of the Indian Society of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Satishkumar specializes in gastrointestinal cancer at the Madurai Medical College in Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.


6. Kashihara
Hideya Kashihara, MD, PhD,
joins us on behalf of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery. Dr. Kashihara specializes in gastrointestinal cancer at Tokushima University in Tokushima, Japan.

7. Park

Young Suk Park, MD
joins us on behalf of the Korean Society of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Park specializes in gastric cancer at the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital in Seoul, Korea.

8. Esparza Arias
Nereida Esparza-Arias, MD
joins us on behalf of the Sociedad Mexicana de Oncologia. Dr. Esparza-Arias specializes in breast cancer at the Instituto Nacional de Cancerología in Mexico City, Mexico.