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Dr. Sharona Ross, MD, Chair, Women in Surgery Career SymposiumSharona B. Ross, MD, FACS
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Director, Surgical Endoscopy
Director, Advanced GI & HPB
Fellowship Program
Director & Founder of International Annual Women in Surgery Career Symposium
Florida Hospital Tampa
Tampa, FL


Co-Chair

Patricia L. Turner, MDPatricia L. Turner, MD, FACS
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Chicago Medicine
Director, Division of Member Services
American College of Surgeons
Chicago, IL


Rajesh Aggarwal, MD, PhD, FRCS, FACS
Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development
Professor, Division of Minimally Invasive, Metabolic, and Bariatric Surgery, Department of Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
Philadelphia, PA

Mary Alfano-Torres, MD
Medical Director
Chapters Health Palliative Care
Section Chief, Palliative Medicine,
Florida Hospital Tampa
Co-Chair, Palliative Care Steering Committee, Florida Hospital Tampa
Tampa, FL

Thomas A. Aloia, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery, Dept of Surgical Oncology
Director of Safety, Quality and Outcomes, Div of Surgery
Head, Institute for Cancer Care Innovation
UT-MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Amanda L. Amin, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center
Division of Breast Surgical Oncology
The University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City, KS

Heidi Bahna, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Program Director, University of Miami at Holy Cross General Surgery Residency
Associate Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency Program
Miller School of Medicine – University of Miami
Miami, FL

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

Lattisha L. Bilbrew, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hand and Upper Extremity Specialist
Resurgens Orthopedics
Atlanta, GA

Robert Blizzard, CPC, CPMA, CPCO, CCS-P
Internal Auditor
AHS Physician Enterprise
Adventist Health Systems
Tampa, FL

Stephanie Bonne, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ

Claudia Byrd RN, BS
Assistant Manager, CQI Clinical Support
National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
American College of Surgeons
Chicago, IL

Allen Chudzinski, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Medical Director, Advanced Center for Colorectal Surgery
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Florida Hospital Tampa
Tampa, FL

Myriam Curet, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Intuitive Surgical
Professor of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

Lucy M. De La Cruz MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Associate Program Director of Breast Surgery Fellowship
University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Sharmila Dissanaike MD, FACS, FCCM
Peter C. Canizaro Chair, Department of Surgery
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, TX

Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS
Associate professor of surgery
Director Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Program
Virginia Commonwealth
Richmond, VA

Abbey L. Fingeret, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE

Scott F. Gallagher, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery, CUSOM
Founding Director, Novant ACS Program
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
Winston Salem, NC

Nancy L. Gantt, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Co-Medical Director, Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center
Youngstown, OH

Kristina Giles, MD
Assistant Professor Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Department of Surgery
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Ross F. Goldberg, MD, FACS
Chief of Surgery/Chief, Division of General Surgery
Director, Robotic Surgery Program
Director, Minimally Invasive & Hepatic Surgery
Maricopa Integrated Health System
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ

Krista Haines, DO
Surgical Critical Care Research Fellow & Clinical Faculty
Section of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Division of General Surgery | Department of Surgery
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI

Pamela J. Hodul, MD, FACS
Associate Member, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Surgical Oncologist, Division of GI Oncology
Associate Professor, USF Division of Oncologic Sciences
Tampa, FL

Melissa Red Hoffman, MD, ND
Fellow, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Mountain Area Health Education Center
Staff Surgeon, Mission Trauma Services
Mission Hospital
Asheville, NC

Darla Hutton
Vice President – Corporate Accounts US
Intuitive Surgical
Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL

Lisa Jane Jacobsen, MD, MPH, MSHPEd
Associate Dean for Medical Curriculum
Associate Professor of Ob/Gyn
Vice Chair for Medical Education Dept of Ob-Gyn
University at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Buffalo, NY

Lillian S. Kao, MD, MS
Jack H. Mayfield, M.D., Chair in Surgery
Division Chief, Acute Care Surgery
Vice-Chair for Quality
Vice-Chair for Research and Faculty Development
Professor
Department of Surgery
McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX

Kandace Kichler, MD
Advanced GI, MIS and Bariatric Surgery Fellow
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, FL

Marina Kurian, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine
Director, New York Minimally invasive Surgery PLLC
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, NYU Langone Health
New York, NY

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

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

Cindy B. Matsen, MD, MSCI, FACS
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Breast Surgical Oncology
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Carolyn McClanahan, MD, CFP®
Founder, Life Planning Partners, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL

Linda McClintock-Greco, MD
Medical Director at Age-Less Medicine
Age-Less Medicine
Cenegenics Institute
Tampa, FL

Kellie McFarlin, MD, FACS
Senior Staff,
Department of Surgery
Henry Ford Hospital
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Wayne State University
School of Medicine
Detriot, MI

Lauren S. McTaggart, MD
General Surgery Resident
Department of General Surgery
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Mecker G. Möller, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology
Leader Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL

Anne C. Mosenthal, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ

Jennifer S. Moyer, MEd, PCC
Executive Coach & Leadership Development Consultant
MBTI Master Practitioner
JSMoyer Consulting, LLC
Charleston, SC

John Nenos
Trauma Spine Specialist – Medical Device Sales at Globus Medical
Tampa, FL

Leigh Neumayer, MD, MS, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Interim Senior Vice President for Health Sciences
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Chair, Department of Surgery
Margaret and Maynard Fenton Endowed Chair in Breast Cancer Research
University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson, AZ

Patricia J Numann, MD, FACS, FRCSGlas[Hon], FRCSEdin[Hon], FRCS Thailand[Hon]
Lloyd S Rogers Professor of Surgery, Emerita
SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor
SUNY Distinguished Service Professor
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse NY

Lynn M. O’Connor, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS
Director, Women’s Colorectal Care Program
Assistant Clinical Professor, Hofstra School of Medicine
ProHealthcare Associates
Lake Success, NY

Susan C. Pitt, MD, MPHS, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Elizabeth Plocher, MD
Orthopaeadic Surgeon
Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists
Minneapolis, MN

Susan Pories, MD, FACS
Chief, Breast Surgical Services
Medical Director, The Hoffman Breast Center
Vice-President, Medical Staff
Mount Auburn Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Chantal Reyna, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor
Department of Breast Surgical Oncology
University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Linda Richetelli-Pepe
Senior Director, Healthcare Economics, Policy & Reimbursement
Medtronic
New Haven, CT

Alexander Rosemurgy, MD, FACS
Professor, College of Medicine University of Central Florida
Director, Digestive Health Institute
Director, Surgical Digestive Disorders and GERD Center
Director, HPB Surgery
Florida Hospital Physician Group
Florida Hospital Tampa
Tampa, FL

Claire Saady, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Saady & Saxe, P.A.
Tampa, FL

Vani J. Sabesan, MD
Associate Professor Wayne State University School of Medicine
Assistant Professor Cleveland CLinic Lerner College of Medicine
Director of Research Cleveland Clinic Florida
Shoulder and Elbow Surgery/ Sports Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, FL

Joseph V. Sakran, MD, MPH, MPA, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Associate Chief, Division of Acute Care Surgery
Director, Emergency General Surgery
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Division of Acute Care Surgery and Adult Trauma Services
Baltimore, MD

Hilary Sanfey, MB, BCh, MHPE, FACS
Professor of Surgery & Vice Chair for Education
Chair AWS Foundation
SIU School of Medicine – Department of Surgery
Springfield IL

Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD, FACS,
Professor and Chairman
Department of Surgery
Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY

Sasha K. Shillcutt, MD, MS, FASE
Associate Professor
Vice Chair of Strategy and Innovation
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE

Carrie Sims, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
The Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia
Philadephia, PA

Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS
Professor of Surgery and Medicine
Chief, Section of Endocrine Surgery
Director, Surgical Center for Outcomes Research
Leader, Endocrine Neoplasia Diseases Group and
Co-Leader, Solid Tumor Therapeutics Program
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Sharon L. Stein, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Program Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency
Associate Professor of Surgery University Hospitals/Cleveland Medical Center
Cleveland, OH

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

Dana A. Telem, MD, MPH
Director, Comprehensive Hernia Center
Associate Chair of Clinical Affairs
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Madeline B. Torres, MD
Surgical Oncology Research Fellow
Thoracic and GI oncology Branch
National Cancer Institute
National Institute of Health
Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) liaison to the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS)
Bethesda, MD

Elizabeth Wick, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Center for Colorectal Surgery
University of California
San Francisco, CA

Sandra L. Wong, MD, MS, FACS, FASCO
William N. and Bessie Allyn Professor of Surgery
Chair, Department of Surgery
Professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Senior Vice President of the Surgical Service Line
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH

 


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.