Professor Davide Lomanto attained knighthood by the Italian government on 26 December 2009 for his contributions in taking a leading role in the strengthening of economic, cultural and humanitarian relations between the Italian community in Singapore and Asia Pacific, specifically for his leadership in clinical service, research and academic recognition as an expert in the field of surgery, minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery. Prof Lomanto graduated with distinction in Medicine & Surgery in 1983 at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy. At the same University, he completed his PhD in Gastrointestinal Surgery in 1990 and specialist training in General Surgery in 1992. He has spent several periods of time overseas, training in Switzerland, Germany and USA.
He is currently the Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgical Centre (MISC) and the Khoo Teck Puat Advanced Surgery Training Centre (ASTC) at the National University Hospital (NUH). He is also a Senior Consultant in General Surgery and Paediatric Surgery at NUH.
Prof Lomanto has special interests in Abdominal Wall Pathophysiology and Hernia Surgery, Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome and research in new technology, robotics, as well as surgical devices, simulators and education. He is a patent owner of a device used in the prevention and treatment of obesity and diabetes.
Prof Lomanto is a member of numerous renowned international surgical societies and takes part in the organising of International Surgical Congress. He is a Past-President and Secretary-General of the Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA); founding member and Past-President of the Asia-Pacific Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Society; founding member and Advisory President of the Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS); Secretary General and Treasure of the International Federation Surgical Endoscopic Societies.
Prof Lomanto is also a part of the Scientific Expert Panels of several surgical guidelines on Inguinal and Ventral Hernia. He is an associated editor of Hernia Journal and Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery and Member of the Editorial Committee of top tier scientific surgical journals. He has more than 150 publications in international peer-reviewed surgical journals and is the editor of six surgical books, as well as author of more than 30 chapters in surgical books.
He has been awarded the Honorary Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS Edin), the European Society of Endoscopic Surgery and several other National Surgical Societies of Japan, India, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, etc.