Dr S. Perretta is a consultant digestive, upper gastro-intestinal surgeon.
She is the chief of Foregut Surgery and Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Division, and director of the Esophageal Motility Laboratory at the NHC University Hospital in Strasbourg, France. She also serves as the director of education of the image-guided surgery institute-IHU, director of the Business Engineering & Surgical Technologies (B.E.S.T) Innovation program and of the IHU Surgical Endoscopy fellowship.
Her fields of interest are upper gastro-intestinal surgery, gastro-intestinal physiology, bariatric surgery, interventional endoscopy, image guided therapy, surgical education and innovation. She has authored over 90 peer-reviewed publications. Dr Perretta has been a pioneer in the development of Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (N.O.T.E.S), hybrid surgical endoscopy procedures, and MOOC-oriented medical education worldwide. She was the recipient of the SAGES career development award in 2011. She recently received a 1,2 million euros grant by the national French agency for research (ANR – IDEFI-N) for the development of e-learning based surgical education. She is the 2017 recipient of the USIAS (University of Strasbourg’s Institute for Advanced Studies) grant (140K) to found her research on Hybrid Materials for Fighting Obesity.