Dr. Elizabeth Beierle is a Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and holds the Charles D. McCrary Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery. She continues to have an active, funded research laboratory focusing on pediatric solid tumors and cell signaling, and has published extensively on this topic.
As a pediatric gastroenterologist and researcher, I strive to provide the best possible care to children with liver disease and to discover new diagnostic tests and new treatments to improve their outcomes. I believe that every child deserves personalized care
Dr. Bondoc is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. In addition to his role as a Pediatric General Surgeon, he also specializes in the care of children with end-stage renal and hepatic disease and abdominal transplant surgery. Dr. Bondoc’s laboratory research interests include developing xenograft models of hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma as well as studying the molecular pathogenesis of hepatoblastoma.
Dr. Brindle previously served as the Director of the EQuIS Research Platform at Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. She is Scientific Director of the Alberta Surgery Strategic Clinical Network, helping to develop and evaluate strategies to improve surgical quality and access in Alberta. Dr. Brindle is a leader within the International ERAS Society.
Dr. Casar Berazaluce is a Pediatric Surgical Innovation Fellow at the Ponsky Lab at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and a Categorical General Surgery Resident at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She obtained her medical degree from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Monterrey, Mexico. Her interests include pediatric surgery, global surgery, reconstructive surgery, burns, community health, quality of care, process optimization, and medical education.
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery. Medical School: University of Nebraska College of Medicine Residency: General Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center Fellowship: Childrens Hospital Boston Fellowship: Pediatric Surgery, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Since 2008 he has been honored with a Professorial Chair in Paediatric Surgery from Kings College, University of London. He has been the UK editor of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery and was elected President of the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS) for 2016-18.
Dr. Megan Durham is a pediatric surgeon at Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in Atlanta, GA. She has been the medical director of the Pediatric Anorectal Care Program (PARC) at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta since its inception in 2014. She has been on the Executive Committee of the Pediatric Colorectal and Learning Pelvic Learning Consortium (PCPLC) since 2016. Her other special clinical interests include pediatric surgical oncology and pediatric intestinal failure.
Director, General Surgery Residency Program; Program Director of the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship; Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Founding Director, Trauma Services,Professor, UC Department of Surgery Victor Garcia, MD, graduated from West Point, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, studied pediatric surgery under C. Everett Koop, and was Walter Reed’s chief of General/Pediatric Surgery. Vic founded Children’s Trauma Center and led the effort to establish the country’s first Pediatric Weight Loss Surgery Center. For his ongoing work to eliminate childhood health and social disparities, he has received numerous awards and commendations to include the Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award and the National Jefferson Award. Vic has an uncompromising belief in the power of systems thinking and stakeholder engagement to solve society’s most intractable problems.
Dr. Gibbons is a clinical research fellow at Akron Children's Hospital and a General Surgery resident at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He obtained his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 2016.
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery Chief of Neonatal Surgery University of Chile Exequiel Gonzalez Cortez Children’s Hospital Santiago, Chile
Dr. Hanke obtained her Bachelor of Science in Human Biology with specialization in Health Promotion from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. She subsequently earned her medical degree at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Her research interests include pediatric surgery, medical and patient education, global surgery, interdisciplinary professionalism development, and minimally invasive surgery.
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.
Dr. Heiss is the medical director, surgical quality, pediatric surgeon and Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor. Pediatric Surgery. Joint Appointment (Surgery)
Whit Holcomb is professor emeritus at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
Dr. Eunice Huang is a Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, in Memphis, TN. She is the Associate Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery and the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program Director, as well as the Chief Research Biomedical Informatics Officer at the Children’s Foundation Research Institute. Dr. Huang’s clinical research interests include care of patients with Anorectal Malformation, Hirschsprung’s Disease and Intestinal Failure.
Saleem Islam, M.D., M.P.H., a professor and chief of pediatric surgery in the University of Florida College of Medicine, was recently appointed to the UF Society of Teaching Scholars. Additionally, Dr. Islam was recently elected to AAP Section on Surgery Executive Committee.
Assistant Professor and Edith Briskin Emerging Scholar, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Director, Clinical Growth and Transformation; Pediatric Surgeon, Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati
Dr. Rymeski is a Pediatric Surgeon, in the Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She earned her medical degree in 2005 from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine, and went on to complete her general surgery residency at the Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware. Dr. Rymeski completed fellowship programs at Cincinnati Children’s in vascular anomalies and fetal surgery, ECMO, and Pediatric Surgery. Her interests include colorectal, general pediatric, minimally invasive, and neonatal surgery.
Erik Skarsgard is the Surgeon in Chief at BC Children’s Hospital and Professor of Surgery at the University of British Columbia. Erik is the founding Principal Investigator of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network (CAPSNet), which targets knowledge mobilization and the establishment of best practices for gastroschisis and CDH.
Shawn D. St Peter, M.D., is Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Children’s Mercy Hospital. He is currently Senior Vice President, the Surgeon-in-Chief, and the Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program. He is also the Director of the Center for Prospective Trials and holds the Thomas Holder and Keith Ashcraft Endowed Chair.
Richard and Geralyn Azizkhan Chair in Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Director, Liver Transplantation, Associate Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery, UC Department of Pediatrics
Yama is the Professor/Head of the Pediatric Surgery Department, and the Director of the Perinatal Medical Support Centre at Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. He is also the Visiting Co-Professor of the Department of Gastrointestinal and Pediatric Surgery at Tokyo Medical University.
Dr. von Allmen is the Senior Vice President of Surgical Services and Surgeon-in-Chief at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. von Allmen holds the Lester W. Martin Chair of Pediatric Surgery. His special clinical interests include pediatric surgical oncology, pediatric inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal disorders, surgical innovation and surgical robotics. He has been a long term participant in the Surgical Section of the Children's Oncology group, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group.