ROMAN Horace

  • Professor, Surgeon, Endometriosis Center, Clinique Tivoli-Ducos, Bordeaux, France

Professor Roman focuses on minimally invasive surgical management of endometriosis.

He received his PhD in epidemiology from Pierre and Marie Curie University of Paris, and he accomplished a fellowship in the Department of Paediatric Epidemiology of Charleston, SC, USA.

Horace Roman is affiliated with several professional organisations, including the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopy. He is involved on the boards of the European Endometriosis League, the French Society of Pelvic and Gynecological Surgery, as well of the J Minim Invasive Gynecol.

Horace Roman has authored more than 200 scientific abstracts and original articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Fertil Steril, Am J Obstet Gynecol, Hum Reprod and J Minim Invasive Gynecol, and has given numerous lectures or has performed live surgeries during numerous international meetings. He performed the ENDORE randomised trial comparing conservative and radical surgery in deep endometriosis infiltrating the rectum.

Endometriosis represents 100% of his daily practice and clinical research. Horace Roman manages every year over 180 women presenting with deep endometriosis involving the digestive and urinary tract or sacral roots. He employs conservative procedures (disc excision or shaving) in a majority of patients with deep endometriosis of the rectum. His approach to ovarian endometriomas in women wishing to conceive is based on the ablation of the inner surface of the cyst using the plasma energy, with the aim of preserving ovarian parenchyma and ovarian reserve.

Professor Roman was a WES ambassador between 2011 and 2018, and joined the WES board in April 2018.