What an event! Come and join us to watch (or re-watch) the discussions that took place. This was the the Fourth Annual "Pediatric Surgery Update Course" virtual symposium. The full day symposium was designed to give an update each year on the contemporary management of common problems in pediatric surgery. This year's event was hosted by Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City, Children's Hospital of Atlanta, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, and Akron Children's Hospital.
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. 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.
Whit Holcomb is professor emeritus at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
Akron Children's Hospital Bruce F. Rothmann, M.D. Chair in Pediatric Surgery. Dr. Wulkan is a pioneer in pediatric advanced minimally invasive surgery with a strong interest in neonatal and thoracic lesions. After initiating the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center at Children’s in 2003, he oversaw its growth into one of the most high volume pediatric minimally invasive programs in the country. Additionally, he performed Children’s first lap-band procedure to treat adolescent obesity in 2007, was one of the first surgeons in Georgia to perform single-site incision surgery on pediatric patients for routine surgeries in 2009, and performed the first laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for adolescent obesity in the Southeast in 2010.
Mac Harmon, MD, PhD is Surgeon in Chief and Medical Director of Pediatric General & Thoracic Surgery at John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, Chief of Surgery for Kaleida Health, the John E. Fisher Professor of Surgery and the Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, Program Director of the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program, and Director of the Pediatric Surgery Research Laboratory.
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Nationwide Children’s Hospital; Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Residency, Emory University School of Medicine, Surgical Director for ECMO, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. Atlanta, Georgia.
Director, Colorectal Center
Child Surgeon (Pediatric Surgeon) Las Condes Clinic and Hospital San Juan de Dios, Santiago, Chile
Dr. Heiss is the medical director, surgical quality, pediatric surgeon and Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
Jeffrey L. Ponsky joined The Cleveland Clinic as the Director of Endoscopic Surgery and was their first Executive Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center. In 2005 he assumed the Oliver H. Payne Professorship and Chair of the Department of Surgery at Case Western University School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr. Ponsky served as Surgeon-in-Chief at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Currently, after a 9.5 year hiatus, he has returned to the Cleveland Clinic as a senior staff surgeon in both GI and General Surgery. In addition, he holds a half time leadership appointment in the Office of Patient Experience.
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
Attending Pediatric Surgeon at the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Associate Professor of Surgery at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Leader of Pediatric Surgery Quality and Patient Safety at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. Dr. Rothstein is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Surgeons. He also belongs to the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the International Surgical Society, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the Association for Academic Surgery and the Children’s Oncology Group.
Avi recently joined the Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Surgery Dept. He attended medical school at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY and completed his pediatric surgery fellowship from Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Pediatric Surgeon Hospital San Bartolomé
Professor of Pediatric Surgery Universidad de San Martín de Porres
Shawn D. St. Peter, MD, has been on staff in the Department of Surgery at Children’s Mercy Kansas City since 2006. He is currently Senior Vice President, the Surgeon-in-Chief, and the Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program at Children's Mercy, where he is also the Director of the Center for Prospective Trials. He holds the Thomas Holder and Keith Ashcraft Endowed Chair of Surgical Research.
Pediatric & Thoracic Surgeon , Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic surgery . Metropolitan Hospital and Hospital of the Valleys Quito - Ecuador Professor of Pediatric Surgery at San Francisco University of Quito. Ecuador Author and Editor of "Bases de Pediatría Critica " and "Bases de Neumologia Pediátrica"