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
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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

Michael J. Stamos, MD (Colon)
The John E. Connolly Chair, Surgery
School of Medicine
Professor of Surgery
School of Medicine
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California
C. Daniel Smith, MD (Foregut)
Mayo Clinic
Professor of Surgery
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida
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, Pennsylvania
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 H. Marks, MD
Colon Program Co-Director
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

2015 Colon Faculty

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

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

*Eric M. Haas, MD
Colorectal Surgical Associates
Houston, Texas

Kirk A. Ludwig, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Chief and Professor
Chief of Colorectal Surgery; Vernon O. Underwood Professor in Colorectal Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

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

Michael J. Stamos, MD (Colon)
The John E. Connolly Chair, Surgery
School of Medicine
Professor of Surgery
School of Medicine
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California

R. Larry Whelan, MD
Columbia Presbyterian
New York, New York

*Invited

2015 Hernia Faculty

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

Brent Matthews, MD
Carolinas Health System
Charlotte, North Carolina

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

Bruce Ramshaw, MD
Halifax Medical Center
Daytona Beach, Florida

Michael Rosen, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

2015 Foregut Faculty

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

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

David A. Kooby, MD
Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

C. Daniel Smith, MD
Mayo Clinic
Professor of Surgery
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida

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

Stacy A. Brethauer, MD
Staff Physician
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

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

*Michel Gagner, MD
Professor of Surgery
Florida International University
President and Founder at Clinique Michel Gagner
Montreal, Canada

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

Leslie J. Heinberg, PhD
Professor
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
BMI Director of Behavioral Services
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

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
Associate Professor
Executive Director at ASMBS
Gainesville, Florida

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

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

Dana D. Portenier, MD
Digestive Disorders Specialist
Dalton, GeorgiaBariatric Surgeon
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina

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

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

Tomasz Rogula, MD
Staff Surgeon
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

James W. Saxton, Esq.
Chair, Healthcare Litigation and Risk Management Group
Stevens & Lee
Co-Chair, Health Law Group
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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

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

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 Clínico San Carlos
Facultad Medicina Universidad Complutense
Madrid, Spain

Erik B. Wilson, MD
Professor
Department of Surgery
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Chief, Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas
Department of Surgery
Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery
Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center
Service Chief, General Surgery
Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center
Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs,
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Houston, Texas

*Invited