In January 2014, Carroll McWilliams (Mac) Harmon, MD, PhD, was appointed Surgeon-in-Chief at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB), Professor of Surgery at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York and Program Director or the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
Whit Holcomb is Surgeon-in Chief and Director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
Dr. Ponsky is a Professor of Surgery, and the Director of Clinical Growth and Transformation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, He is also a consultant pediatric surgeon at Akron Children’s Hospital. Dr. Ponsky attended Medical School at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio from 1995-1999, Residency in General Surgery at The George Washington University in Washington, DC from 1999-2005, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC from 2005-2007, and an Advanced Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver, CO from 2007-2008.
Surgeon-in-Chief; Lester W. Martin Chair of Pediatric Surgery
Senior Vice President, Surgical Services
Chief of Pediatric Surgery, Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Surgeon-in-Chief, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
Ronald B. Hirschl, M.D., is the Arnold G. Coran Professor of Surgery and Head of the Section of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Michigan. He trained in Pediatric Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and joined the staff at the University of Michigan in 1991. Dr. Hirschl is board certified in General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care and has his Master's in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis. His research and clinical areas of interest and expertise are in the management of respiratory failure, especially with extracorporeal support (ECLS, ECMO), the implantable artificial lung, and liquid ventilation with perfluorocarbons. He is a general Pediatric Surgeon with specific interests in chest surgery. Dr. Hirschl also has expertise in applied informatics and was the Chief Medical Information Officer for the University of Michigan Health System. He has served as the secretary of the American Pediatric Surgery Association (APSA) and is currently a Director on the American Board of Surgery and Chair of the Pediatric Surgery Board. He also is a member of the University of Michigan Health System Faculty Group Practice Board.
Dr. Jennings is the Surgical Director of the Esophageal and Airway Treatment Center and an Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Craig Lillehei is a Senior Associate in the Department of Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in general surgery, pediatric surgery and surgical care. Dr. Lillehei graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1976. He completed his general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. As such, he is very actively involved in the training of medical students, residents and fellows. He was the surgical director of both the kidney and lung transplant programs at Boston Children’s Hospital for many years. He also served as a trustee for the New England Organ Bank as the regional representative to the UNOS Board of Directors. He maintains an active clinical practice in pediatric thoracic and general surgery. His recent research projects have included the development of a risk-adjustment model for predicting mortality in non-cardiac neonatal surgery and methods to align family and team expectations around surgical consent.
Dr Markel is an NIH funded surgeon scientist from Indianapolis, Indiana. His basic science research focuses on novel therapies for intestinal ischemia and necrotizing enterocolitis. His clinical research focuses on operating room infection prevention using a novel methodology of assessing environmental quality indicators. As a consultant for Onsite LLC, he provides medical and surgical insight into national and international projects that work to decrease surgical site infections.
Dr. David Powell, MD is a pediatric surgery specialist in Upper Marlboro, MD and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in pediatric surgery.
Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Denver, Colorado. Professor of Surgery at Columbia University, New York, New York He was a founder and past president of the International Pediatric Endosurgical Group (IPEG), SAGES, Telementoring Task Force Member
Dr. Charles Snyder is a surgeon in Kansas City, Missouri and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Children's Mercy Kansas City and Children's Mercy South. He received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Kenneth Wong, MD, PhD, FRCSEd, is a surgeon scientist at the University of Hong Kong. He received medical degree from University of Edinburgh and his Ph.D degree in immunology and post-doc training at Imperial College, University of London. He is currently Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery. He is a specialist paediatric and neonatal surgeon with main clinical interests in neonatal surgery, advanced laparoscopic/ robotic surgery, gastrointestinal and thoracic surgery. He helped set up the paediatric robotic surgery programme and also introduced single port surgery, bariatric surgery and thoracoscopic surgery in children in Hong Kong. He has been co-project leader in “Laparoscopic Workshops for Paedaitric Surgeons in China” since 2007.
Professor of Pediatric Surgery and Head of the Department of Peidatric Surgery at Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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