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A. Kielaite-Gulla, MD – vascular and abdominal surgery resident and a PhD student at Vilnius University. She received her MBA from Johns Hopkins University and her research training at National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD Gulla is a member of national and international surgical societies and author and coauthor of multiple publications. In 2019, in VU, the Center of Visceral Medicine Translational Research was started under Dr. Gulla’s supervision. Dr. Gulla is an active member in clinical and research trials. She is currently conducting the SMART specialization research project analysing mechanisms of acute pancreatitis severity and a project funded by Lithuanian Research council. Dr. Gulla holds 3 patents and specializes in pancreas and liver surgeries.
A. Samuilis, MD at Vilnius University, leads Division of Radiology at Vilnius University Hospital “Santaros Klinikos”, Vilnius, Lithuania. Dr. Samuilis has multiple years of experience in clinical ultrasound applications for early diagnostic radiological changes in liver. He defended his thesis “Anatomical variants of the hepatic arteries and their influence on superior mesenteric artery hemodynamics”. He participates in clinical studies and is an active member of multiple international associations.
R. Raisutis (M) is a chief researcher and Head of Numerical Simulation, Laboratory at Ultrasound Research Institute, Kaunas Univesity of Technology (KTU) and Professor at Department of Electrical Power systems, Faculty of Electrical and Electronics engineering, KTU. He graduated in 1999 from Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania) with a BSE degree in electronics engineering, acquired an MS degree in ultrasound technology in 2001 and a PhD degree in measurement technology in 2005. His main field of research activity: fundamental and applied ultrasound, non-destructive testing, monitoring and quality control, signal and image processing, material characterization, solutions for clinical decision support, predictive maintenance and diagnostics. He is the author and co-author of more than 100 scientific publications, innovator and co-author of national patent and 10 international patents. He is a member of IEEE, ESIS, EFSUMB societies. He is an expert, mentor and consultant for local and international industry, start-ups and the research field.
G. Dzemyda received the doctoral degree in technical sciences (PhD) in 1984, and the degree of Doctor Habilius in 1997 from Kaunas University of Technology. He was conferred the title of professor at Kaunas University of Technology (1998) and Vilnius University (2018). Recent employment is at Vilnius University, Institute of Data Science and Digital Technologies, as the director of the Institute, the head of Cognitive Computing Group, professor and principal researcher. The research interests cover visualization of multidimensional data, optimization theory and applications, data mining, multiple criteria decision support, neural networks, image analysis. He is the author of more than 260 scientific publications, two monographs, five textbooks.
K. Strupas is a professor of surgery and transplantation at Vilnius University, a leading panreatobiliary and transplant surgeon in the country of Lithuania with specific interest in pancreas diseases, pathophysiology, mechanisms, surgical and non-surgical treatments. Prof. Strupas has over 30 years experience in treating the most challenging pancreatic, liver cases in the country, while establishing a robust surgical research program in the country. Under his leadership, Vilnius University Hospital “Santaros Clinics” has become the only centre in the country performing simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation. The liver transplantation program has been ranked #1 in the country and among Baltic states for many years. Prof. Strupas has expertise in acute liver failure, molecular mechanisms that play important role in the disease course of steatosis. In 2019, the Center for Visceral Medicine Translational Research was started, thanks to Prof. Strupas.