Director, Comprehensive Hernia Center, and Assistant Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Associate Medical Director, Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Developed the laparoscopic technique of common bile duct exploration, laparoscopic splenectomy, and nipple ductoscopy; developed, patented, and licensed first combined suction, irrigation, and energy delivery device in laparoscopic surgery; Vice-Chair and Professor, Department of Surgery; Director, Division of General Surgery, Storz Chair in MIS Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Early adapter and pioneer of therapeutic laparoscopic surgery, primary focus: MIS of the GI tract with special interest in inflammatory bowel disease; Professor of Surgery, Mount Sinai Health System; founded the Division of Laparoscopic Surgery in 1992 (and presided as its Chief for many years) at Mount Sinai Hospital; published extensively, presented at hundreds of global conferences; past VP, SAGES; current Secretary, SAGES Foundation; President of the International Federation of Surgical Endoscopic Societies (IFSES)
Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; previously, Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Chief of Surgery, Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard affiliate; past president of SAGES
Distinguished surgeon, focusing on MIS in general and colorectal surgery in particular; director, Digestive Disease Center, and Chairman, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic-Florida; holds U.S. and international academic appointments; past president, SAGES and American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), regent, ACS
Distinguished clinical professor of surgery and serves as a vice-chairman of the Department of Surgery at Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Florida. He also serves at the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at Jackson North Medical Center in Miami, and as a consultant for Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery of Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia.