February 23 - 26, 2016 Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) Faculty

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

PHILIP R. SCHAUER, MD
Professor of Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Director, Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric & Metabolic Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Colon Course Co-Directors

Morris E. Franklin Jr, MD, FACS
Director
Texas Endosurgery Institute
San Antonio, Texas
John Marks, MD
Medical Director
Lankenau Hospital/Main Line Health Systems
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Foregut Course Co-Director

William O. Richards, MD
Chair
Department of Surgery
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Mobile, Alabama

Hernia Program Co-Director

Guy R. Voeller, MD
Professor of Surgery
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, Tennessee

Metabolic/Bariatric Program Co-Directors

John B. Dixon, MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FRCP
Associate Professor
Monash University
Senior Clinical Scientist
Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute
Melbourne, Australia
Bruce M. Wolfe, MD
Professor of Surgery
Oregon Health and Science University
Past-President
ASMBS
Portland, Oregon

2016 Colon Faculty

Matthew Albert, MD
Program Director, Florida Hospital Colorectal Fellowship
Florida Hospital
Altamonte Springs, Florida

Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS
University of Cincinnati
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Program Director, Residency in General Surgery
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Cincinnati, Ohio

Daniel L. Feingold, MD
Department of Surgery
Columbia University Medical Center
New-York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York

Todd Francone, MD, MPH, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Burlington, Massachusetts

Morris E. Franklin, Jr., MD, FACS
Colon Program Co-Director
Director
Texas Endosurgery Institute
San Antonio, Texas

John H. Marks, MD
Colon Program Co-Director
Medical Director
Lankenau Hospital/Main Line Health Systems
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Alessio Pigazzi, MD, PhD
Chief
Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California

Barry Salky, MD
Professor of Surgery
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, New York

R. Larry Whelan, MD
Chief
Division of Surgery
Director
Surgical Oncology
Mount Sinai West
New York, New York

2016 Hernia Faculty


B. Todd Heniford, MD
Chief
Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Co-Director
Carolinas Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery Program
Carolinas Healthcare System
Director
Carolinas Hernia Center
Clinical Professor of Surgery
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Charlotte, North Carolina

Karl A. LeBlanc, MD, MBA, FACS
Surgeons Group of Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Robert G. Martindale, PhD, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery
Medical Director Hospital Nutritional Service
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon

Michael Rosen, MD
Director
Comprehensive Hernia Center
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Guy R. Voeller, MD
Hernia Program Co-Director
Professor of Surgery
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, Tennessee

2016 Foregut Faculty


Brooks D. Cash, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
University of South Alabama
Mobile, Alabama

Dmitry Oleynikov, MD
Professor
Chief of GI/MIS
Department of Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Jeffrey Ponsky, MD
Professor of Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio

William O. Richards, MD
Foregut Program Co-Director
Chair
Department of Surgery
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Mobile, Alabama

Paul Taiganides, MD, FACS
General Surgery
Department of Specialty Care
Knox Community Hospital
Mount Vernon, Ohio

2016 Metabolic/Bariatric Faculty


Ali Aminian, MD
Clinical Associate
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Stacy A. Brethauer, MD
Staff Surgeon
Digestive Disease Institute
Associate Professor of Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Ricardo Cohen, MD
Director
The Center of Excellence in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
Oswaldo Cruz Hospital
San Paolo, Brazil

David E. Cummings, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Eric J. DeMaria, MD
Director
Bariatric Surgery
Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center
Norfolk, Virginia

John B. Dixon, MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FRCP
Metabolic/Bariatric Program Co-Director
Associate Professor
Monash University
Senior Clinical Scientist
Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute
Melbourne, Australia

Allison B. Goldfine, MD
Head of the Section of Clinical, Behavioral & Outcomes Research
Joslin Diabetes Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Rick K. Hammer, MD
Senior Consultant
SE Heathcare Quality Consulting
Leola, Pennsylvania

Kelvin D. Higa, MD, FACS
Clinical Professor of Surgery
UCSF School of Medicine
Program Director of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery
Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital
Fresno, California

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD
Director
Obesity, Metabolism, and Nutrition Institute
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Darlene K. King, Esq.
Saxton & Stump, LLC
Leola, Pennsylvania

Matthew Kroh, MD, FACS
Director of Surgical Endoscopy
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Cleveland Clinic
Lerner College of Medicine
Digestive Disease Institute
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Cleveland, Ohio

Kenneth G. MacDonald, Jr., MD
Associate Professor
Section Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford, California

Georgeann Mallory, RD
Executive Director
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Gainesville, Florida

James E. Mitchell, MD
President and Scientific Director
Neuropsychiatric Research Institute
Professor and Chairman
Department of Neuroscience
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota

John Morton, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Section Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford, California

Ninh T. Nguyen, MD
Chief of Gastrointestinal Division
University of California, Irvine Medical Center
Orange, California

Nick Nicholson, MD, FACS
Director
Nicholson Clinic For Weight Loss Surgery
Dallas, Texas


Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Bariatric Surgeon
Chattanooga Bariatrics
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Jeffrey Ponsky, MD
Professor of Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio

Aurora D. Pryor, MD
Professor of Surgery and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Chief, General Surgery Division
Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center
Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center
Stony Brook, New York

Tomasz Rogula, MD
Associate Professor Surgery
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio


Raul Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Chief of Staff
Chairman, Department of General Surgery
Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Professor of Surgery
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Florida International University
ASMBS President
Weston, Florida

Francesco Rubino, MD
Professor
Kings College London
London, England

Philip R. Schauer, MD
Professor of Surgery
Lerner College of Medicine
Director, Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric & Metabolic Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Bruce D. Schirmer, MD
Professor of Surgery
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia

Scott A. Shikora, MD
Director, Center for Metabolic Health and Bariatric Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Antonio J. Torres, MD, PhD
Past-President of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
Hospital ClĂ­nico San Carlos
Facultad Medicina Universidad Complutense
Madrid, Spain

Bruce D. Wolfe, MD
Metabolic/Bariatric Program Co-Director
Professor of Surgery
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, Oregon

2016 Workshop Director


Brian Smith, MD, FACS
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Associate Residency Program Director
Surgery School of Medicine
University of California, Irvine
Chief
Division of General Surgery
VA Healthcare System Long Beach
Orange, California

2016 Workshop Co-Directors


Marcelo W. Hinojosa, M.D
Department of Surgery
University of Washington
UW Medicine Weight Loss Management Center
UW Medicine Hernia Center
Seattle, Washington

Matthew Y.C. Lin, M.D
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
UCSF Dept. of Surgery
San Francisco, California