编者按：第三届国际单孔胸腔镜手术研讨会在柏林进行得如火如荼。随着会议的推进，自发酝酿的uniportal community，又有了进一步发展。单孔手术医师都可被昵称为 “uniportal guy”，大家因单孔而聚在一起。作为国际单孔胸腔镜手术领域的后起之秀，李鹤成教授向小编透露，素仰Rocco教授之名，今乃得以相识。本着“最大限度传递会议精神的理念”和续写“邂逅于单孔”的故事，我们特别邀请Rocco教授和李鹤成教授就单孔胸腔镜手术来一场中欧对话。本次访谈围绕双方的单孔胸腔镜经验，探讨单孔胸腔镜手术的中欧差异。
适逢今年AME - Medtronic 创世智能单孔胸腔镜肺叶切除or胸腔镜肺段切除手术视频大赛的启动，大赛准评委Rocco教授和上一届大赛获奖者李教授在访谈中分享了他们对参赛作品准备的建议。
Dr. Gaetano Rocco is Division Chief of Thoracic Surgery, and Department Head, Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, at the National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy. His main research interests include epithelial to mesenchymal transition and cancer stem cells in non-small cell lung cancer.
Dr Rocco served as Senior Clinical Lecturer, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (2000-2004). Dr Rocco has served as Councillor, Treasurer, President Elect and President, European Society of Thoracic Surgeons between 2003 and 2008. In addition, he was assigned the positions of Director of Education and Director of External Relations, European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2008-2010). Dr Rocco serves as Chair, New Technology Committee, and European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery and he is a Member of the Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, being the Chair of the Taskforce on credentialing for CT screening programs.
In 2004, Mr Rocco has been bestowed upon the Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for professional distinction. In 2006, Dr Rocco has been awarded the Silver Medal of the Italian Ministry of Health for professional merits. Dr Rocco is author or coauthor of 217 publications in peer-reviewed journals (Google Scholar H index = 23; IF =493).
He sits on several editorial Boards, including the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and also serves as Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Thoracic Diseases. He was the Guest Editor for four issue of the Thoracic Surgery Clinics and has authored several chapters in the most prestigious thoracic surgery textbooks (Shields’, Pearson’s and Sabiston’s). Moreover, Dr Rocco has been recently nominated co-Editor of the Shields’ Textbook of General Thoracic Surgery.