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Dr. Sharona Ross, MD, Chair, Women in Surgery Career SymposiumSharona B. Ross, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery, University of Central Florida, College of Medicine
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery & Surgical Endoscopy
Director, Advanced GI & HPB Fellowship Program
Director & Founder, AdventHealth, Women In Surgery Initiative
Digestive Health Institute, AdventHealth Tampa
Tampa, Florida


Co-Chair

Patricia L. Turner, MDMarie Crandall, MD, MPF, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Associate Chair for Research, Department of Surgery
Program Director, General Surgery Residency
University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida


Akaber Halawi, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Otorhinolaryngology
University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

Alexander Rosemurgy, MD, FACS
Professor, College of Medicine University of Central Florida
Chair, Digestive Health Institute
AdventHealth Tampa
Tampa, FL

Allen Chudzinski, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Professor of Surgery
University of Central Florida
College of Medicine
Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery
AdventHealth Tampa
Tampa, FL

Arghavan Salles, MD, FACS
Chair, Surgical Education Research Group, Association for Surgical Education
Vice Chair, Awards Committee Association for Surgical Education
Associate Dean for Medical Student Education, Stanford Medical School
Stanford, CA

Christine Laronga, MD, FACS
Senior Member, Department of Women’s Oncology
Professor of Surgery
Moffitt Cancer Center
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Christine Lau, MD, FACS
Chair of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Chief of Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

“CJ” Christopher Burnett
Financial Advisor
Westshore Financial Group
Tampa, FL

Darla Hutton
Vice President- US Marketing & Custom Hospital Analytics
Intuitive Surgical
Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL

Gayle A. DiLalla, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Surgical Oncology
Duke University School of Medicine
Raleigh, NC

Haane Massarotti, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida
Assistant Clinical Professor, Nova Southeastern University
Adjunct Faculty, Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Colon and Rectal Surgeon
AdventHealth Tampa
Tampa, FL

Heather Logghe, MD
Surgical Research Fellow
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Heena Santry, MD, MS, FACS
Vice Chair for Health Services Research
Associate Professor, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Burn
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Colombus, OH

Iswanto Sucandy, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Central Florida – College of Medicine
AventHealth Tampa
Tampa, FL

Janet E. Tuttle-Newhall, MD, MHA, FACS
Walter J Pories Distinguished Professorship in Surgery
Chair, Department of Surgery
Transplant Surgeon
Greenville, NC

Jennifer Ayscue, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Chair, Practice and Audit Committees for the Department of Surgery
Medstar Health Research Institute Georgetown University
Hyattsville, MD

Jon C. Gould, MD, FACS
Alonzo P. Walker Professor in General Surgery
Chief, General Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS
Chair, UCSF Department of Surgery
Leon Goldman, MD, Distinguished Professorship in Surgery
Editor-in-Chief, World Journal of Surgery
San Francisco, CA

Kandace Kichler, MD, FACS
Director of Bariatric Surgery
JFK Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Miami/JFK Medical Center
Bariatric Surgeon
Lake Worth, FL

Kellie McFarlin, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Senior Staff Surgeon, Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI

Krista Lynn Haines, MA, DO, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Acute and Critical Care Surgery, Duke University
General Surgeon
Durham, NC

Laila Rashidi, MD, FACS
Associate Program Director
Assistant Professor
Adjunct Assistant Professor, UTMB
Colorectal Surgeon
Galveston, TX

Laura Johnson, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Burns/Trauma Section of Surgery
Washington, DC

Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, MS, FACS
Professor, Surgery
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chair, Department of Surgery
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Margaret and Maynard Fenton Endowed Chair in Breast Cancer Research
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ

Linda Barry, MD, MPH, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director of Multicultural and Community Affairs
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Farmington, CT

Linda Boardman-Fite
Author
The 4th Level of Change

Lisa K. Cannada MD, FAAOS, FAOA
Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon
Hughston Clinic
Jacksonville, FL

Lucy Love, MD, PA
AdventHealth Tampa
Neurosurgeon
Tampa, FL

Lynn O’Connor, MD, FACS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Hofstra North Shore – LIJ School of
Medicine
Section Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Mercy Medical Center and St Joseph Hospital
Colorectal Surgeon
New Hyde Park, NY

Mary T. Killackey, MD, FACS
Chair, Department of Surgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Tulane University Medical Center
New Orleans, LA

Melissa E. Hogg, MD, MS, FACS
Director, HPB Surgery
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Director, Advanced Robotic Training
Grainger Center for Simulation and Innovation
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Melissa Lapinska, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

Nita Ahuja, MD, MBA, FACS
Chair, Department of Surgery
Yale School of Medicine
Surgeon-in-Chief of Surgery
Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT

Nova Szoka, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Bariatric Surgery, Department of General Surgery
WVU School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV

Omaida Velazquez, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery, Radiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
David Kimmelman Endowed Chair in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Chair of the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL

Pamela Hodul, MD, FACS
Associate Member and Surgical Oncologist
Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Medical Director of Nutrition at Moffitt Cancer Center
Associate Professor Division of Oncologic Sciences, University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Patricia Numann, MD, FACS
Founder of Association of Women Surgeons
Lloyd S. Rogers Professor of Surgery Emeritus
Upstate Medical University State University of New York Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus
Endocrine Surgeon
Syracuse, NY

Patricia L. Roberts, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Chair, Department of Surgery
Senior Staff Surgeon, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Professor of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine
Burlington, MA

Patricia Sylla, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine
Mount Sinai Hospital
Department of Surgery,
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
New York, NY

Patricia Turner, MD, FACS
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Chicago Medicine
General Surgeon
Chicago, IL

Sandra L. Wong, MD, MS, FACS, FASCO
Chair, Department of Surgery
William N. and Bessie Allyn Professor in Surgery
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Senior Vice President of the Surgical Service Line
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine
President-Elect of the Society of University Surgeons (SUS)
Lebanon, NH

Sarah Samreen, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor, Division of Minimally Invasive and Foregut Surgery
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Scott Gallagher, MD, FACS
Lead Physician, Duke-Raleigh ACS Program
Associate Professor of Surgery
Duke University Health System
Raleigh, NC

Vedra A. Augenstein, MD, FACS
Co-chair of the education committee for Americas Hernia Society and SAGES
Assistant Clinical Professor at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, NC

Vivian Gahtan, MD, FACS
Chair, Department of Surgery
Loyola Medicine
Professor of Surgery, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


Faculty Disclosure
The Society of Women in Surgery adheres to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards regarding commercial support of continuing medical education. It is the policy of the Society of Women in Surgery that the faculty and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity; that relevant conflict(s) of interest are resolved; and that speakers disclose any unlabeled/unapproved use of drug(s) or device(s) during their presentation. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course materials.

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