Congratulations to the DOTE Award winners who were recognized during today's DOTE Awards ceremony, at the ISDE World Congress. The Diseases of the Esophagus Journal awards were created in 2018 to recognize outstanding junior faculty members and help promote professional and educational interest in the esophagus and related diseases. Since last year's Congress was cancelled due to Covid-19, the winners were recognized today for both 2020 and 2021. Well done to the following winners and thank you for your support of the Diseases of the Esophagus journal.
Best Junior Faculty/Trainee Manuscript Award
2021 - Evangelos Tagkalos
University of Mainz, Department of General Surgery and Transplants, Germany
Evangelos is a Junior Consultant at the University of Mainz. His main interests are esophageal cancer surgery and robotic surgery. The title of his awarded article is: Robot-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE) compared to conventional minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) for esophageal cancer: a propensity-matched analysis.
2020 - Katrin Schwameis
University of Vienna/ Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California, Austria/USA
Katrin is a Consultant at the Vienna School of Medicine Department of General Surgery (Division of Visceral Surgery). She spent two years as a fellow in minimally invasive and foregut surgery at the Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. Her main interests are esophageal motility disorders, esophageal functioning testing, Barrett's esophagus, esophageal adenocarcinoma, and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
The title of her awarded article is: Clinical outcome after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication in patients with GERD and PPI refractory heartburn.
Outstanding Junior Faculty Peer Reviewer Award
2021 - Fredrik Klevebro
Karolinska Institutet, Department of Digestive Diseases, Stockholm, Sweden
Fredrik Klevebro works at Karolinska Institutet. His main interests are Esophageal and Gastric cancer, Mini-invasive surgery, and Epidemiology.
2020 – Joonas Kauppila
University of Oulu, Finland, Sweden
Joonas Kauppila, Assistant Professor of Surgery, received his M.D. in 2013 and Ph.D. in 2014 from Oulu, Finland. He became a lecturer in Cancer Biology in 2015, at the age of 27 years, as one of the youngest faculty members in medical sciences ever in Finland. Joonas worked as a Research Fellow at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, from 2016 until 2019.