February 25 - 28, 2015 Red Rock Hotel, Las Vegas
  Join us for the premier meeting of thought leaders and pioneers in minimally invasive surgery.  
Topics: Hernia • Foregut • Colon • Bariatric/Metabolic
Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) Faculty

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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

SPECIAL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

William C. Meyers, MD (Hernia)
President, Vincera Core Physicians
President and Chairman, Vincera Institute
Professor of Surgery
Drexel University College of Medicine
Consulting Professor of Surgery
Duke University Medical Center
Adjunct Professor of Surgery
Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, PA
Arya Sharma, MD/PhD (Metabolic/Bariatric)
Professor of Medicine
Chair in Obesity Research & Management
Alberta Diabetes Institute
University of Alberta
Past-President
Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons

Alberta, Canada

Colon Course Co-Director

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

Hernia Program Co-Director

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

Foregut Course Co-Director

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

Metabolic/Bariatric Program Co-Directors

John Dixon, MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FRCP
Associate Professor
Monash University
Senior Clinical Scientist
Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute
Melbourne, Australia

Bruce Wolfe, MD
Professor of Surgery
Oregon Health and Science University
Past-President
ASMBS
Portland, Oregon

2015 Colon Faculty

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

Mathew Albert, MD*
Colon and Rectal Surgery, General
Florida Hospital
Altamonte, FL
Florida Hospital
Orlando, FL

Bradley Davis, MD*
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Kirk Ludwig, MD*
Chief, Division of Colorectal Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Dmitry Oleynikov, MD*
Director, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE

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

Patricia Sylla, MD*
General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

2015 Hernia Faculty

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

Brent Matthews, MD
Carolinas Health System
Charlotte, NC

William C. Meyers, MD
President and Chairman
Vincera Institute
Professor of Surgery
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Bruce Ramshaw, MD
Halifax Medical Center
Daytona Beach, FL

Michael Rosen, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

2015 Foregut Faculty

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

Dmitry Oleynikov, MD*
Director, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE

2015 Metabolic/Bariatric Faculty

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

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

Stacy Brethauer, MD
Staff Physician
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Christopher Cobourn, MD
CEO
SmartShape Weight Loss Centre
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

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, OH

Kenneth G. MacDonald, Jr, MD
Physicians East
Greenville, NC

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

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

Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Hamilton Medical Group
Dalton, GA

Aurora 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, NY

Jonathan Purnell, MD
Associate Professor
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Clinical Nutrition
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR

Tomasz Rogula, MD
Staff Surgeon
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

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

Arya Sharma, MD/PhD
Professor of Medicine
Chair in Obesity Research & Management
Alberta Diabetes Institute
University of Alberta
Alberta, Canada

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