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

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

Matthew Rubino, M.D., FACS

Chief of Surgical Services · ChristianaCare

Dr. Matthew Rubino is the Chief of Surgical Services at ChristianaCare's Newark Campus.

Minimally Invasive Surgery General Surgery Hernia Surgery Robotic Surgery Resident Education

Jason Brooks

C.E.O., Consultant · Maven Consulting Group Inc.

Peak performance coach and strategist. Helping people create sustainable behavioural change to optimize performance and wellbeing

Performance Coaching Executive Coaching and Consulting Stress Management Stress Inoculation Training Visualization and Mental Rehearsal

Jaime Cesar Giraldo Arango, M.D., FACS

Surgeon; Director of Chief Surgical Services; Trauma Medical Director, Wilmington Hospital · ChristianaCare

Dr, Giraldo Arango specializes in general surgery, critical care, trauma, laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Colonoscopy Robotic Surgery

Jason Rolls, M.D., FACS

Chief and Surgical Director of the Kidney Transplant Program · ChristianaCare

Dr. Rolls is Chief and Surgical Director of the Transplant Program. He provides care for those choosing kidney transplantation or donation.

Transplantation Immunosuppression Organ Donation General Surgery Abdominal Solid Organ Transplantation Dialysis Access Surgery

Bridget Ross

CEO · ChroniSense Medical

Bridget Ross is a medical devices and pharmaceutical industry expert offering strategic advice and cross-functional team leadership.

Business Strategy Commercialization General Surgery Urology Digital Health

David Hess, MD

Dean · Medical College of Georgia

Dr. David C. Hess, a stroke specialist, educator, and entrepreneur, is dean of the Medical College of Georgia.

Stroke Neuroscience Telemedicine Neurology Stem Cell Research

Kenneth McCulloch

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon · New York Sports and Joints

Dr. Kenneth McCulloch of is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic surgeon, treating a wide variety of hip, knee, and shoulder problems.

General Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Advanced Arthroscopy Joint Preservation Joint Arthroplasty

Maria Lima, MD

Assistant Professor · Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

A leading expert in reconstructive surgery and body contouring.

Abdominoplasty Pediatric Plastic Surgery Cleft lip and palate repair Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Body contouring after massive weight loss

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

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

Dr. Sharven Taghavi

Assistant Professor of Surgery · Tulane University School of Medicine

Dr. Taghavi specializes in trauma surgery including gun violence, and is an expert in surgical critical care.

James Merlino, MD

Chief Experience Officer · Cleveland Clinic

Under Dr. Merlino’s leadership, Cleveland Clinic is driving not only patient satisfaction, but also safety, quality and value

Patient Experience

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

J. Michael Henderson, MD

Chief Quality Officer · Cleveland Clinic

From this safety and quality expert, learn how a successful model of care can improve outcomes, reduce hospital-acquired infections and more

Patient Safety Quality and Safety Collaborations Implementing Systems to Manage Quality/Patient Safety Healthcare Reform (Quality Portions) Value Based Purchasing

David A. Gerber, M.D. FAC

Chief of Abdominal Transplant Surgery · UNC-Chapel Hill

Practicing surgeon and professor of surgery with an expertise in transplantation.

Kidney Transplant Liver Cancer Pediatric Transplantation Organ Transplant Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine