13th Annual

Hernia Surgery Summit

February 13-15, 2023 - Vail, CO



Course Director

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


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

David Chen, MD, FACS
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

Edward Felix, MD
Senior Surgeon and Consultant
Santa Maria, CA

Philip George, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Columbia University
Department of Surgery
Columbia University
New York, NY

Brian Jacob, MD, FACS
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

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

Andrea Pakula, MD, MPH, FACS
Medical Director of Robotic Surgery
Adventist Health Simi Valley Hospital
Simi Valley, CA

Eduardo Parra Davila, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Director of Minimally Invasive and Colorectal Surgery
Director of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
Florida Hospital Celebration Health
Celebration, FL

Eric M. Pauli, MD, FACS, FASGE
David L. Nahrwold Professor of Surgery
Director of Endoscopic Surgery
Chief, Division of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery
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

Miguel Urena, MD
Head of Surgical Department
University Francisco de Vitoria
Madrid, Spain