Prof. Thierry Berney

Professor of Surgery, Medical Director Iv. Bokeria University Hospital, Tbilisi, Georgia

Prof. Berney graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (MSc degree) in 1981 and from the University of Geneva School of Medicine in 1987. He specialized in General and Visceral Surgery in Switzerland and Transplantation Surgery in Brussels, Belgium, and Miami, Florida. He has been the head of the Cell Isolation and Transplantation Center/director of the Islet and Pancreas Transplant Programs at the University of Geneva Hospitals from 2002-2022. He has been a Professor of Surgery at the University of Geneva School of Medicine from 2007-2022. From 2015-2022, he served as chief of the Division of Transplantation, a leading center for liver, pancreas, islet, kidney, and intestinal transplantation.

He is a member of several surgical and transplantation societies. In 2007, he became the founding chairman of the European Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Association (EPITA) until 2013. He served as President of the Swiss Transplantation Society (2014-2016), the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT, 2015-2017), and the International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (IPITA, 2017-2019). He is the author or co-author of over 350 articles and book chapters. He has sat on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed scientific journals and has served as the Editor-in-Chief of Transplant International since March 2021.