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Executive Committee

The BJS Foundation Executive Committee is comprised of a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and two Vice Chairs, each bringing a unique set of skills and experience to their roles.

As a Sub-Committee of the Council of Management, the Executive Committee has the day-to-day responsibility of running the Foundation.

BJS Academy Executive Committee


Anders Bergenfelz

Anders Bergenfelz, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery

Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Anders Bergenfelz received his MD from the University of Lund, Sweden. He obtained a PhD in surgery from the same university in 1992 and was appointed Associate Professor at the Department of Surgery, Lund University Hospital in 1994. During 1997–1998 he worked as a Consultant Surgeon at the Philipp University in Marburg, Germany, and 2000-2003 as a Consultant Surgeon at the University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen.

He was appointed Professor at Lund University in 2008 and is currently working as a Consultant Surgeon in endocrine and sarcoma surgery at Skåne University Hospital, Lund. He was director of Practicum Clinical Skills Centre in Lund 2011–2017. Anders Bergenfelz is Past President of the European Society of Endocrine Surgery (ESES), and COO of the pan-European database Eurocrine. He was a BJS Editor 2010–2016. His research interests are the surgical treatment of thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands, simulation-based clinical skills training, and patient safety.

Vice Chairs

Nicolas Demartines, MD, FRCS, FACS, Hon FCCS

Nicolas Demartines, MD, FRCS, FACS, Hon FCCS

University Hospital CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland

Nicolas Demartines is Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Department Surgery at the University Hospital CHUV in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is a member of the French Academy of Surgery in Paris, Guest Professor at the University Hospital of Lanzhou and Honorary Fellow of the ASGBI, the Chinese College of Surgeons and the French Association of Surgery.

His clinical and surgical activity focuses on oncologic surgery, mainly Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB). HIPEC and PIPAC (minimally invasive Pressurised Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy) are performed in his department. Nicolas’ research interests include innovative treatment of liver metastasis, minimally invasive approaches and the entire perioperative management. His department is recognised as an international leader in nutrition and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programmes and he is Chair of Implementation on the ERAS Society Executive Board. In postgraduate education, Nicolas is a member of the Faculty at IRCAD-EITS in Strasbourg, France and Taiwan. He serves as an expert at the French National Institute for Cancer (INCA

Derek Alderson

Derek Alderson, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery

University of Birmingham, UK

Derek Alderson is an emeritus Professor of Surgery at the University of Birmingham. He was Professor of Surgery at the University of Bristol from 1997 to 2005 before becoming the Barling Professor of Surgery and Head of Department in Birmingham, a post he held until October 2015. He is former President of the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and was President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England from 2017 to 2020. Before joining the Foundation’s Executive Committee in summer 2021, Derek was Editor-in-Chief of BJS and, more recently, BJS Open.


Julio Mayol, PhD, Professor of Surgery

Julio Mayol, PhD, Professor of Surgery

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Julio Mayol is Professor of Surgery at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Chief Medical and Innovation Officer at Hospital Clinico San Carlos. He is President of the Spanish Society of Surgical Research and Corresponding Member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Spain.


Stephen Wigmore

Stephen J Wigmore, MD, FRCSEd, FRCPE, FRSE

University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Stephen Wigmore is the Regius Chair of Clinical Surgery at the University of Edinburgh. He is also the Surgeon to the Queen in Scotland, Editor-in-Chief of the HPB journal, Honorary Secretary of the James IV Association of Surgeons and former President of the British Transplantation Society.

About BJS Foundation

As a registered charity, BJS Foundation’s mission to improve surgical education is underpinned by its strategic partnerships and its leading surgical journals.

Since its inception in 1913, the readership of BJS has continued to grow across the globe, paving the way for complementary open access journal, BJS Open, in 2017.

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