Antonio M. Lacy MD, PhD

Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery Department, Hospital Clínic of Barcelona | President, AIS Channel

Professor Antonio M. Lacy is the Head of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Department at the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona. He is the founder of AIS Channel (, the main global platform for surgical teaching, which seeks to bring surgeons from every corner of the world closer to the key opinion leaders and to the latest surgical innovations and technologies. Professor Lacy is a pioneer and a leader in TaTME. He has performed over 400 cases to date and has chaired numerous TaTME courses all over the world.

Professor Lacy was awarded the Honorary Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons in 2019 (ACS). He was elected Honorary Fellow of the American Association of Colorectal Surgeons (ASCRS) in 2013 and he was awarded the SAGES International Ambassador Award in 2017.