IAP Council

The Council comprises of representatives whose activities are wholly or largely devoted to the study of the pancreas. Distribution by geography and discipline is desirable. Council members serve for four years and their term may be renewed for a second term. Appointment is recommended by the Executive Committee and approved by the Council.

The Council meets at least annually and from time to time as determined by the Executive Committee to determine policy and direction for the Association, and approval of major decisions for functioning of the organization.

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IAP Council

Executive Committee


Santhi S Vege, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Specialty: Gastroenterology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine,
Rochester, USA


Pramod Garg, M.D.
Professor of Gastroenterology,
All India Institute of Medical Sciences,
New Delhi, India

Past President

Yoshifumi Takeyama, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor & Chairman
Department of Surgery, Division of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery,
Kindai University Faculty of Medicine
Osaka, Japan

President Elect

Minoti Apte, OAM
Professor of Medicine UNSW
Director, Pancreatic Research Group (PRG)
SWS Clinical School
Doctor and Researcher in pancreatic disease


Timothy Gardner, M.D., MS

Professor of Medicine
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH, USA

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IAP Councillors

Council 2024

James Buxbaum, USA
Suresh Chari, USA
Marco del Chiaro, USA
Sudipta Dhar Chowdhury, India
Enrique de-Madaria, Spain
Asbjørn Drewes, Denmark
Phil Hart, USA
Takao Itoi, Japan
Hong Sik Lee, South Korea
Jin Lee, South Korea

Min Li, USA
Atsushi Masamune, Japan
Masafumi Nakamura, Japan
Vinciane Rebours, France
DN Reddy, India
Miklos Sahin-Toth, USA
Vikesh Singh, USA
Kyoichi Takaori, Japan
Jens Werner, Germany
Charles Mel Wilcox, USA