February 26 - March 1, 2014, Venetian/Palazzo 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 SPEAKER

Jeffrey I. Mechanick, MD, FACP, FACN, FACE, ECNU
AACE President
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Director, Metabolic Support
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Bone Disease
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

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



2014 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

Vincent Obias, MD
Director of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Department of Surgery
George Washington University School of Medicine
Washington, DC

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

2014 Hernia Faculty

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

B. Todd Heniford, MD
Chief, Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Carolinas Healthcare System
Charlotte, NC

Maurice Nahabedian, MD
Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Yuri Novitsky, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Michael Rosen, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

2014 Foregut Faculty


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

Jack DiPalma
Professor and Division Chief of Gastroenterology
University of South Alabama
Mobile, Alabama

Nipun Merchant, MD
Professor of Cancer Biology and Surgery
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee

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

2014 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

Charles J. Carlini, MD, JD
Las Vegas, NV

Ricardo Cohen, MD
President
Brazilian Society for Bariatric and Metabolic /Surgery
Sao Paolo, Brazil

Daniel Cottam, MD
Bariatric Medicine Institute
Salt Lake City, UT

Anita P. Courcoulas, MD, MPH
Chief
Minimally Invasive Bariatric and General Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Justin B. Dimick, MD
Chief, Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Michel Gagner, MD
Clinique Michel Gagner
Montreal, Canada

Christopher Gallagher
President, Potomac Currents, LLC
Policy Consultant to ASMBS, OAC, TOS and ASBP
Alexandria, VA

Lee Kaplan, MD, PhD
Director
Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition Institute
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Keith Kim, MD
Medical Director
Metabolic Medicine and Surgery Institute Florida Hospital
Celebration, FL

Sam Klein, MD
William H. Danforth Professor of Medicine and Nutritional Science
Director, Weight Management Program
Washington University School of Medicine
St Louis, MO

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

Robert Kushner, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity
Chicago, IL

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

Walter Pories, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery, Biochemistry, Sport and Exercise Medicine
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC

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

Christine Ren-Fielding, MD
Professor of Surgery
New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY

Tomasz Rogula, MD
Staff Surgeon
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

James Saxton, JD
Stevens and Lee
Lancaster, PA

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

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