David Terris

Director of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Center · Augusta University

He performs minimally invasive thyroid/parathyroid surgery and pioneered a robotic facelift thyroidectomy that eliminates a visible scar.

Thyroid Disorders Parathyroid Disorders Robotic Surgery Thyroidectomy Facelifts

Alexander Simopoulos

Cosmetic Surgeon · FPA Women's Health

Dr. Alexander Simopoulos is a cosmetic surgeon in West Hollywood, California

Cosmetic Surgery plastic surgery liposuction vaginal rejuvenation

N. Shaun Matthews, DDS, MD

Associate Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Director of Telehealth · UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

Dr. Matthews is Director of Teledentistry and a world-renowned leader in oral, maxillofacial and TMJ (jaw joint) reconstructive surgery.

TMJ Maxillofacial Trauma Artificial Jaw Joint Prostheses Tele-Dentistry Facial Reconstructive Surgery

Suvranu De

Department Head, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering (MANE); Director, Center for Modeling, Simulation and Imaging for Medicine (CeMSIM); & J. Erik Jonsson ‘22 Distinguished Professor of Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Researches novel computational technology to solve challenging and high-impact problems in engineering, medicine, and biology

Haptics Computer Modeling and Simulation Virtual Surgery Health Care Technology

Peter Santoro, M.D., FACS

Director of Robotic Surgery · ChristianaCare

Dr. Peter Santoro specializes in advanced robotic techniques, with special interests in complex abdominal wall hernia repair.

Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Minimally Invasive Surgery General Surgery Robotic Surgery Hernia Repair

Dr. Marty Makary

Physician, Researcher, Author, Medical Commentator · Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health

This won't hurt a bit! In fact, your audience will say "Ahh" when a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine physician and author is at the podium

Minimally-Invasive Surgery Health Services Research Cancer Therapy Health Policy Access to Healthcare

Raj S. Pruthi, M.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Urology · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Pruthi’s research interests are in urologic oncology, including bladder, kidney, and prostate cancer

Urologic Oncology Bladder Cancer Kidney Cancer Prostrate Cancer Minimally Invasive Surgery

Saeed Sokhanvar

R&D Director, ElectroMechanical · Siemens Healthineers

Saeed Sokhanvar is an expert in the development of innovative medical devices, specifically, robotics and electromechanical products.

Design For Manufacturing Biomedical Engineering Medical Devices R&D Validation

Matt Ewend, M.D.

Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery · University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Ewend’s clinical interests include brain tumors, including brain metastases, trigeminal neuralgia and radiosurgery

Neuroscience Brain Tumors Brain Metastases Trigeminal Neuralgia Radiosurgery

Christian Finley, MD

Thoracic Surgeon, Department of Surgery · Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Dr. Finley is an experienced thoracic surgeon dedicated to improving delivery of cancer treatments

Knowledge Translation Outcomes Governance Surgery Benchmarking

Avinash Bidra

Clinical Professor & Director, Post-Graduate Prosthodontics · University of Connecticut

Dr. Avinash Bidra is an expert in advanced prosthodontics, subcrestal prosthodontics (implant surgery) and maxillofacial prosthodontics.

Public Health Implant Surgery Subcrestal Prosthodontics Dentistry Prosthodontics

Daniel J. Meara, M.D., DMD, FACS

Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Hospital Dentistry · ChristianaCare

Dr. Dan Meara leads ChristianaCare’s Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Hospital Dentistry.

Jaw and Mouth Pathology Facial Injury / Trauma Obstructive Sleep Apnea Oral Surgery Maxillofacial Surgery

Jaydev Desai

Professor, Biomedical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Jaydev Desai is an expert in the areas of medical robotics, image guided surgical robotics, and surgical simulation.

Surgical Simulation Medical robotics Human Augmentation Image Guided Surgical Robotics

Melina Kibbe

Colin G. Thomas, Jr., MD Distinguished Professor · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Kibbe’s expertise is in open and endovascular surgery and in novel therapies to treat cardiovascular disease

Mentorship and Career Development Gender Inclusion Sex Bias Biomedical Engineering Nanotechnology

Sam Cykert, M.D.

Professor of Medicine & Clinician and Researcher, Associate Director of Medical Education for NC AHEC Program, & Clinical Director of the NC Regional Extension Center for Health Information Technology · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Cykert's research career has an emphasis on access to care, resolution of health disparities, and primary care practice improvement

Access to Care Resolution of Health Disparities Primary Care Practice Improvement Racial Disparities in Primary Care Lung Cancer

Jeffrey T. Spang, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Spang’s practice is focused on sports medicine with an interest in soft tissue trauma of the shoulder and knee

Orthopaedics Sports Medicine Soft Tissue Trauma Shoulder and Knee Injuries

Dicken Ko

Chief Medical Officer, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center | Professor of Urology, Tufts Univ. School of Medicine| Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School · Consulate General of Canada (CTA Boston)

Chief Medical Officer on the front line of the hospital preparedness for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Public Health Medicine Urology Surgery Transplant Surgery

Barry Waldman MD

Orthopedic Surgeon · OrthoMaryland

DR Barry Waldman is an internationally known orthopedic surgeon specializing in care for the hip, knee, and shoulder at OrthoMaryland.

Orthopedic Surgery Orthopedic Rehabilitation Orthopedics

Sean Wharton

Medical Director · Diabetes Canada

Dr. Wharton is an internal medicine specialist who specializes in the areas of obesity and weight management.

Hypertension Obesity Internal Medicine Ethnicity and Medicine Diabetes

Ketan Bulsara, M.D., M.B.A.

Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at UConn Health · University of Connecticut

Dr. Ketan R. Bulsara is a world-renowned neurosurgeon with an unparalleled range of expertise in treating neurological disorders.

Brain Surgery Spine Surgery Brain Aneurysms Ischemic Stroke Endovascular Surgery