Who is a member of the scientific board?


Current scientific board:

Dr. Cavezzi, Attilio

Cavezzi Attilio M.D.
•    Born on 7th May 1961 in S.Benedetto del Tronto, graduated in Medicine at Bologna University in 1988, specialized in Vascular Surgery in 1993 at Modena University.
•    Author of several publications concerning vascular diseases published in different Italian and international magazines and journals
•    Co-author (with S.Michelini) of the book "Il Flebolinfedema: dalla diagnosi alla terapia", Auxilia Ed., 1997 Bologna (actually at the 3rd edition)    and of the relative English version "Phlebolymphoedema : from diagnosis to therapy" P.R.Communications Ed., Bologna 1998 
•    Co-author of the book “Foam Sclerotherapy: state of the art”, Ed. Phlebologique Francaises, 2001
•    Co-author (together with Prof. H. Partsch) of the cd rom “Living veins and Lymphatics”, released by Viavital Verlag in 2003
•    Co-author of the book “Praktische Sklerotherapie” Ed. K.Hubner, Viavital Verlag Ed., 2005
•    Director of the Post-Graduate School of Angiology and Phlebology and of the Course of manual lymphatic drainage and integrated therapy of lymphoedema in CPMA of VALET, Bologna http://www.valet.it
•    Member of a few Italian and international scientific societies such as: European Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Italian Society of Angiology and Vascular Pathology, Italian College of Phlebology, Italian Society of Lymphangiology, International Society of Lymphology, European Group of Lymphology, American College of Phlebology (http://www.phlebology.org),  French and Polish (honorary member) Society of Phlebology,  German Society of Phlebology (Corresponding member), Australasian College of Phlebology (honorary member), Lymphoedema Association of Australia, British Lymphology  Society (http://www.lymphoedema.org/bls/index.html)
•    Member of Italian Flebo Club (past secretary in 1999).
•    Member of the Editorial Committee of a few Italian magazines related to vascular diseases, such as "Acta Phlebologica”,  "Veno Service"
•    Reviewer of the “European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery” and of “Phlebology”
•    Winner for two years of the platinum award (2000) and the Bronze award (2001) of the American College of Phlebology
•    Webmaster of the website “phlebolymphology platform” ( www.cavezzi.it ), one of the most referenced website worldwide in phlebology-lymphology
•    Past Professor in Milan, Ferrara and Pisa University for Lymphology and Phlebology post-graduation courses
•    Included among the 20.000 international reference medical doctors within the yearbook Marquis (USA) “Who’s Who in medicine” since 2004 to date
Prof. Partsch, Hugo

University of Vienna, Austria

Hugo Partsch is Emeritus Professor of Dermatology at the University of Vienna, Austria. He graduated from the University of Vienna’s School of Medicine , acquired a specialtisation for Dermatology and Angiology and was appointed Head of the Vascular Service, Hanusch-Hospital, Vienna for seven years, before transferring to Wilhelminen-Hospital, Vienna, where he has been Head of the Dermatological Department for 13 years.

Professor Partsch’s main clinical and research interests are peripheral vascular diseases, instrumental methodology (nuclear medical methods, non-invasive investigations, indirect lymphography), neuropathic foot, lymphoedema, deep vein thrombosis and leg-ulcers. He has published over 360 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has made contributions to several books.
Professor Partsch is an honorary member of several international vascular societies, and a member of editorial boards for some dermatological and vascular journals. He was President of the Austrian Society of Angiology during 1995/96 and has been President of the International Union of Phlebology between 1999 and 2003. He founded the International Compression Club (ICC) 2005.
Dr. Benigni, Jean-Patrick

Dr Jean-Patrick Benigni was born and grew up in Paris (France). He earned a Medical Doctorate at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris (France).
A point of interest : he has an extensive professional experience (medical and industrial).
After a first experience as a general practitioner in France, he practised in East Africa as a medical director for 3 years.  He has a 16 year medical practice in phlebology.
He has also a 12 year experience in the pharmaceutical industry in medical, sales and marketing management. Starting his career in clinical development with MSD then with Ipsen-Beaufour in a marketing job. As a division manager with Abbott and Searle as a marketing director, he acquired an good expertise in business development and management of a subsidiary of an international company.
Member of several Vascular Medicine Societies and in particular the International Compression Club, he has been working in clinical application of compression devices.  
 For this reason, he was appointed in 2004 to the Haute Autorité de Santé as an expert for the evaluation of compression devices.

  Dr. Damstra, Robert


Robert J Damstra MD PhD


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1979-1988: Medicine, University of Utrecht

1988-1992: specialisation dermatology (Prof. Dr. WA van Vloten, University hospital Utrecht)

2009:  thesis “ diagnostic and therapeutical aspects of lymphedema (Prof. Dr. PM Steijlen, University hospital Maastricht, NL)

 1992-  : Nij Smellinghe hospital, Drachten. Dept. Dermatology, phlebology and lymphology



1995-2002 : secretary Concillium Dermatologicum et Venereologicum from the NVDV
2001-     : chairman Dutch Lymphology Centre, Drachten (SLCN)
2000-2004 : chairman  Dutch working group on lymphedema, Dutch Institute for Healthcare Improvement CBO, Utrecht
2011-2013: chairman second guideline on lymphedema in the Netherlands
2011-2013: chairman first guideline on lipedema in the Netherlands  
2003-    : Member committee on phlebology and lymphology NVDV
2005-2007: founder and president Dutch Lymphedema Network (NLNet, www.lymfoedeem.nl)
2007-    : chairman medical advisory committee NLNet
2006-    : member editorial board “ journal of lymphoedema”
2005-    : member international editorial board for the European Wound Management Association (EWMA)
2005-    :participant Lymphedema framework Project (ILF)
2008-       : Member workinggroup Lymphedema and lymphatic disorders International Union of Phlebology (UIP)

List of Publications

  Prof.Dr. Imhoff, Andreas B.


Professional Experience

1996-    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Director of the Department of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Tech. University Munich (TUM)
1983-1996    Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Balgrist Hospital, University of Zürich (Prof. Dr. Adam Schreiber, Prof. Dr. Hans Zollinger, Prof. Dr. Christian Gerber)
1994-1995    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Center for Sports Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA  (Prof. Freddie H. Fu M.D., Prof. Jon J.P. Warner M.D., Prof. Chris Harner M.D.) and Musculoskeletal Research Center  University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA (Prof. Savio L.-Y Woo Ph.D.)
1984    Department of Neurology and Electromyography, University of Zürich (Prof. Dr. G. Baumgartner, PD Dr. M. Meier)
1982    Department of General Surgery and Traumatology, Vascular Surgery, Bruderholz-Basel (Prof. Dr. Peter Waibel, Prof. Dr. Werner Müller)
1981    Department of General Surgery and Traumatology, Davos (Prof. Dr. Peter Matter)
1980    Swiss Paraplegic Center Basel (Dr. Guido A. Zäch)

1973-1979    Medical School, University of Basel (Faculty of Medicine)
1953    Date and place of birth, Basel, Switzerland

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List of Publications

List of Medical Books

  Prof.Dr. Lötzerich, Helmut

1977/78 - 1982/83
Sport science, German Sport University of Cologne

1977 - 1983
Biology, University of Cologne

1984 -1988
PHD studies, Institute of Morphology (Prof. Dr. C. Stang-Voss)
German Sport University of Cologne

Toyota award for excellent scientific research

1988 – 1995
Scientist, Institute of Morphology (Prof. Dr. C. Stang-Voss)
German Sport University of Cologne

Van Aaken award for excellent research in sport medicine

venia legendi, Sport Science with simultaneous consideration immunobiology, German Sport University of Cologne

1995 -2000
Deputy Head of the Institute of Morphology and Tumor research
(Prof. Dr. H. Michna), German Sport University of Cologne        

Since 2000
Deputy Head of the Institute of Outdoor Sports and Environmental Science (Prof. Dr. R. Roth), German Sport University of Cologne
Since 2002
Scientific Director of the Health Center,
German Sport University of Cologne        
Fields of research: exercise and immune system, exercise and cancer, prevention of cancer, diagnosis of performance of athletes, exercise and compression

  Nick Morrison, MD, FACS, FACPh

Dr. Nick Morrison is the founder and Medical Director of Morrison Training Institute and the Morrison Vein Institute.  He received a Jesuit education, including the Creighton University School of Medicine, where he graduated in 1972, and completed a four-year General Surgery Residency at the Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.  He maintained a private general surgical practice for 23 years, and in 1996, Dr. Morrison and his wife, Terri, established the Morrison Vein Institute. Since that time, Dr. Morrison has concentrated his surgical practice on the care and treatment of venous disorders. He has become involved in all aspects of vein care, including duplex scanning, visual sclerotherapy, laser/pulsed light therapy, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebectomy, and endovenous thermal and chemical ablation (radiofrequency, lasers of various wavelengths, and foamed sclerosants).  He is the Immediate Past-President of the American College of Phlebology, Chairman of the American College of Phlebology Foundation Board of Directors, and Vice-President of the International Union of Phlebology. He has authored several book chapters on varying aspects of venous disease, and additionally has published scientific articles in the phlebologic literature.  Beginning in 1989, and annually since, Dr. Morrison has directed a medical volunteer organization, Amigos de Salud, and led the group each summer to Central or South America to bring medical and surgical treatment to the indigent populations of Ecuador, Peru, and Nicaragua.  Dr. Morrison enjoys travel, development of international relationships, backpacking, triathlon, rowing, classical music, and opera.

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Prof Mortimer, Peter

Peter Mortimer is Professor of Dermatological Medicine to the University of London at St George’s Hospital Medical School.  Trained in Dermatology in Oxford, UK he was appointed Consultant Dermatologist to both St George’s Hospital, London and the Royal Marsden Hospital, London and Sutton in 1986.
Professor Mortimer’s main clinical and research interest is in Lymphovascular Medicine which deals with the clinical consequences of lymphatic dysfunction and failure.  The main areas of research are:-
1.    The genetic basis of lymphoedema.
2.    The pathophysiology of breast cancer related lymphoedema
3.    Lymphangiogenesis and lymphatic function in melanoma.
He has over 200 original publications cited on PubMed.

  Dr. Mosti, Giovanni

Date and place of birth: 15th November 1950,  Massa, Italy

Address: Viale Apua 69, 55045 Pietrasanta, Lucca, Italy

Contacts: Tel: +39 0584792542 Fax: +39 0584794741 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                M.D. Barbantini Clinic, Via del Calcio 2, 55100 Lucca
                Tel: +39 058391971

                Surgery: Via del Calcio 2, 55100 Lucca
                Tel: +39 058391971

                Mobile: +39 3471810280


1975: degree with honours in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Pisa.

1978: Specialist diploma with honours from the University of Pisa in Cardiovascular Diseases.

1983: Specialist diploma in Internal Medicine from the University of Pisa.

From October 1975 to 1983 he is Resident in the II Clinica Medica of the University of Pisa.

From October 1978 he is head of Angiology Department in the Barbantini Clinic in Lucca. The Angiology Department is specialized in the treatment of Vascular Ulcers (using all the new diagnostic and therapeutic methods including autologous, homologous and tissue engineering skin graft and skin substitutes techniques); it includes a Venous Surgery Unit.

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  Prof. Neumann, Martino

Name:Martino Neumann
First names:Hendrik Arent Martino
Born:10 july 1950 at Voorburg
Address:Mheerderweg 16
            6262 NC  Banholt
            phone: 043-4571700
Working address: Department of dermatology and venereology
                  Erasmus MC
                  PO box 2040
                  3000 CA Rotterdam
                  The Netherlands
                  E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
                  Phone: +31 (0)10 – 7034580
                  Fax: +31 (0)10 – 7033822
BIG registration    : 29022959001

Education/Working experience

1968-1976 Study Medicine, Faculty Geneeskunde, Rijksuniversiteit Leiden
1976-1980 Education as dermato-venereologist Ge¬meente¬lijke Universiteit
Amster¬dam, department of Dermatology and Venereology (Hoofd:
Prof.dr. R.H. Corma¬ne)
01-04-1980 Registered as dermatologist
1980-1991 Dermatologist at the St. Lam¬bertus ziekenhuis, Helmond and St.
Willibrordus zie¬kenhuis, Deur¬ne
1983 Promotion at the University of Amsterdam; promo¬tor: Prof.dr. R.H. Cormane
Thesis: "Relevance of fluorescence techniques in immu¬nological
media¬ted skin disease"
1992-1997 Professor especially for Dermato-/phlebolo¬gy aan het Acade¬misch
Zieken¬huis Maastricht
1997-2001 Professor Dermatology and phlebologie aan de Universiteit
2002 -     Professor Dermatologie and Venereology at the Erasmus MC,
Universitair Medisch Centrum Rotterdam

Association memberships/editorial boards

Prof.Dr. Rabe, Eberhard

(*25th May 1953)
President of the German Society of Phlebology  since 1997, UIP vice president between 1998 and 2005 and president between 2007 and 2011. In addition to numerous journal articles and lectures he has published “Grundlagen der Phlebologie” in 1994; today, the considerably extended third edition of this book is issued. He earned special merits with his dedication for advanced training and quality assurance. He has conducted The Bonn Vein Study of the German Society of Phlebology and since 1991, he is editor of the “vasomed” journal. Since 1995, he has been conducting the renowned “Venous Meeting in Bonn” (Bonner Venentage). Together with JJ Guex, he was responsible for the  UIP World Congress 2009 in Monaco.

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  Dr. Schingale, Franz-Josef

Private practice, general medicine, phlebology, lymphology(BVL)
Medical Director of: Lympho-Opt,  clinic for treatment of lymphatic disorders,
GLC(German Lymph Center in Cairo)

Member of:
German Association of Phlebology; Society of German-language Lymphologists; German Association of Lymphologists; Honorary Member of Association of Lymphology in Czech Republic; Scientific Advisor for the Association for Vascular Diseases, medical teacher for courses for MLD for therapists, several advisory boards

  Gyozo Szolnoky MD, PhD

Gyozo Szolnoky was born in 1971 and is currently an Assistant Professor of the Department of Dermatology and Allergology at the University of Szeged, Hungary.
Dr. Szolnoky’s main fields of research interest comprise lipoedema and general lymphology, venous leg ulcer healing, infection control and their immunological backgrounds.

He has been awarded by the 2011 UIP-Servier research fellowship.

Dr. Szolnoky is a member of several international and hungarian vascular and dermatological societies and one of the founders of Balkan Venous Forum.

  Dr. Strejcek, Jaroslav