Michael S Kasparek
Head of the Department of Surgery
University of Munich
After finishing medical school Dr. Kasparek began his clinical and academic career at the Department of Surgery at the University of Tuebingen / Germany in 2001. His research focused on postoperative ileus and fast track surgery as well as on quality of life in patients with colorectal cancer and chronic inflammatory bowel disease. From 2005 to 2007 he spent a two-years research fellowship at the Gastrointestinal Research Unit at the Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN, USA exploring alterations in neuromuscular innervation of the gastrointestinal tract in different diseases in animal models. Furthermore, he conducted several quality of life studies in rectal cancer patients during this time. After coming back to Germany in 2007 he continued his clinical and scientific work at the Department of Surgery at the University of Munich, Germany. With funding from the German government, he built up his own laboratory and research group and explored changes in neuromuscular innervation during postoperative ileus and aging in animal models. His clinical research focused again on quality of life and gastrointestinal function of patient with colorectal cancer, ostomy patients, and patients with inflammatory bowel disease. In 2015 Dr. Kasparek became the head of the Department of Surgery of the Klinik Josephinum in Munich, Germany and continues his scientific work in collaboration with the University of Munich.
His clinical research focused on quality of life and gastrointestinal function of patient with colorectal cancer, ostomy patients, and patients with inflammatory bowel disease.