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AWR Summit 2016 Faculty


Yuri W. Novitsky, MD
Professor of Surgery
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Co-Director, Case Comprehensive Hernia Center
Director, Adv. GI Surgery/Flexible Endoscopy Fellowship
Director, Surgical Research
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Cleveland, OH.

Conrad Ballecer, MD
Co-Director of the Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor
Attending Faculty, General Surgical Residency Program
Maricopa Integrated Health System
Phoenix, AZ

L. Michael Brunt, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Director, MIS Fellowship
Director, Washington University Institute For Minimally Invasive Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Charles E. Butler, MD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Plastic Surgery
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Alfredo Carbonell II, DO
Associate Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Minimal Access and Bariatric Surgery
Program Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship
Co-director Hernia Center
Greenville Health System
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Greenville, SC

David Chen, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Associate Director of Surgical Education
Clinical Director- Lichtenstein Amid Hernia Clinic at UCLA
Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery UCLA Division of General Surgery
Santa Monica, CA

Jorge Daes, MD
General Surgeon Universidad Javeriana, Bogota-Colombia
Subspecialist in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery-Universidad CES, Medellin-Colombia
Chief-Minimally Invasive Surgery at Clinica Bautista and Clinica Porto Azul
Baranquilla, Colombia

William Hope, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Director of Surgical Education
Surgical Residency Program
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Wilmington, NC.

Brian Jacob, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYC
Partner, Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York
New York, NY

Brent D. Matthews, MD
Professor and Chair of Surgery
University of North Carolina
Senior Medical Director
Carolinas HealthCare System, Surgery Care Division
Charlotte, NC

Maurice Nahabedian, MD
Professor and Vice-Chairman
Department of Plastic Surgery
Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC

Eric M. Pauli, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director for Endoscopic Surgery
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Division of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery
Hershey, PA

Bruce Ramshaw, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery
UT Knoxville Graduate School of Medicine
Knoxville, TN

Hooman Soltanian, MD
Associate Professor, Plastic Surgery
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Interim Chair, Department of Plastic Surgery
Director, Plastic and Reconstruction Residency Program
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Cleveland, OH.