|As a pioneer and renowned international expert in the Hepatobiliary field in the early 70’s, Pr. Henri Bismuth was one of the few surgeons in the world (and the first in France) to launch a hepatic transplantation programme.
In 1993, he set up the Hepatobiliary Center at the Paul Brousse Hospital in Villejuif – an innovative dedicated liver disease center. Its main mission is to provide global care for patients with bile duct and liver disorders. Patients can receive complete clinical management from the same multidisciplinary team. As the first transplant center in France and among the first one in Europe, it has gained national and international renown.
Throughout his career, Henri Bismuth has helped to set up and to develop new liver transplant techniques such as the split liver technique which allows two patients to be transplanted with only one liver. He is also committed to transmitting his savoir-faire by training surgeons from Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
A member of the Academie Nationale de Chirurgie, Henri Bismuth has received honorary degrees from the Universities of Turin, Porto, Coimbra, Warsaw and honorary membership from the American College of Surgeons, the American Surgical Association and from many international medical societies.