FACULTY

Course Director

Yuri W. Novitsky, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery
Director, Columbia Hernia Center
Department of Surgery
New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York, NY

Faculty

Vedra A Augenstein, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, NC

Conrad Ballecer, MD, FACS

Co-Director, Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor
Maricopa Integrated Health System
Phoenix, AZ

Igor Belyansky, MD, FACS

Director of Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Program
Chief of General Surgery
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Annapolis, MD

L. Michael Brunt, MD

Professor of Surgery
Section Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

David Chen, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Director Lichtenstein-Amid Hernia Clinic
Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery
UCLA Division of General Surgery
Santa Monica, CA

Jorge Daes, MD, FACS

Academic Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Clinica Portoazul
Barranquilla, Colombia

Antonio Espinosa de los Monteros, MD

Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Chief of the Department of Plastic Surgery
National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition
Mexico City
Mexico

Omar Ghanem, MD

Senior Associate Consultant
Bariatric Surgeon
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Brian Jacob, MD, FACS

Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Jeffrey Janis, MD, FACS

Professor and Executive Vice Chairman, Department of Plastic Surgery
Ohio State University Medical Center
Chief of Plastic Surgery
Ohio State University Hospital
Columbus, OH

Lars Jorgensen, MD, DrMSc, FACS

Digestive Disease Center,
Bispebjerg Hospital
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

Andreas Koch, MD, FACS

Day Surgery and Hernia Center
Cottbus, Germany

David Lourie, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Director, Bariatric Surgery Program
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Huntington Memorial Hospital
Pasadena, CA

Flavio Malcher, MD, MSc, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Director, Abdominal Wall Program
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY

Heidi J. Miller, MD, MPH, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Agneta Montgomery, MD

Senior Consultant
Department of Surgery
Skane University Hospital
Malmo, Sweden

Sean Orenstein, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery
OHSU School of Medicine
Portland, OR

Eric M. Pauli, MD, FACS, FASGE

Professor of Surgery
Director of Endoscopic Surgery
Division of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA

Jaimey M. Pauli, MD, FACOG

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical Director of Labor and Delivery
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA

Dina Podolsky, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Columbia Hernia Center
Department of Surgery
New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York, NY

Victor Radu, MD, PhD

Senior General Surgeon
Director of General Surgery
Life Memorial Hospital
Bucharesti, Romania