2017 Faculty

Preliminary Activity Faculty

Course Chair

Surendra Shenoy, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery
Immediate Past President, Vascular Access Society of Americas
Director, Living Donor Transplant Program; Section of Transplantation
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Guest Faculty

John E. Aruny, MD, Co-Director, Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Gerald Beathard, MD, PhD

Clinical Professor University of Texas Medical Branch, Houston, TX

Sharlyn Bogner, MSN, RN, CNN, CCTC, CPHQ
Quality Improvement Director; Heartland Kidney Network, Kansas City, MO

Deborah Brouwer-Maier, RN, CNN

Vascular Access Marketing Manager, Transonic, Lansdale, PA

Ingemar J. Davidson, MD, PhD, FACS

Adjunct Professor of Surgery; Department of Surgery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Marc H. Glickman, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Hancock Jaffe Laboratories, Irvine, CA

Mitchell L. Henry, MD

Professor of Surgery; Division of Transplantation
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

Dirk Hentschel, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Interventional Nephrology, Brigham Health, Boston, MA

Jeffrey Hoggard, MD, FACP, FASN, FASDIN

North Carolina Nephrology Associates, Raleigh, NC

Stephen E. Hohmann, MD FACS

Program Director, Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Baylor Scott and White, Dallas, TX

Janet Holland, RN, CNN

Senior Clinical Research Manager; DeVita Clinical Research, Minneapolis, MN

Karl A. Illig, MD

Professor of Surgery; Director, Division of Vascular Surgery
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Sriram Iyer, MD, FACC

Interventional Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY

William C. Jennings, MD, FACS

Professor Department of Surgery
The University of Oklahoma School of Community of Medicine, Tulsa, OK

Jeffery H. Lawson, MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery and Pathology, Duke University, Durham, NC

David B. Leeser, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Charmaine Lok, MD

Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Medical Director, Renal Management Clinic & Hemodialysis Program
Staff Nephrologist, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario Canada

John F. Lucas III, MD, FACS

General Surgeon, Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Greenwood, MS

Roberto J. Manson, MD,
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Associate Medical Director SEAL (Surgical Education and Activities Lab)
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Eric Peden, MD,
Assistant Professor; Residency and Fellowship Director
Division Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery; Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

Forest Rawls, CCHT-A, CHT, FNKF

Emory Dialysis Clinic / Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, GA

Larry Scher, MD

Professor of Clinical Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Aris Q. Urbanes, MD,
Interventional Nephrology, Grosse Pointe Park, MI

Jaime H. Velez, MD,
Vascular Surgeon, Clinica Amiga, Cali, Colombia

Yael Vin, MD, MPH

Medical Director of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Ambulatory Access Center, Boston, MA

Haimanot (Monnie) Wasse, MD, MPH

Director of Interventional Nephrology; Professor of Medicine
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Jack Work, MD,
Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Faculty

Cheryl Cress, RN, CNN

Home Modalities Nurse Coordinator; Forest Park Kidney Center

Michael Darcy, MD,
Professor of Radiology; Chief of Interventional Radiology

Krikor Dikranian, MD, PhD,
Professor of Anatomy; Department of Neuroscience

Lisa Koester Wiedemann,
CNN-NP, ANP, MSN-CS, Renal Nurse Practitioner

Sarah Matson, PA, PA-C,
Department of Surgery

Brent Miller, MD,
Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Medical Director, Home Dialysis

Luis A. Sanchez, MD, FACS,
Professor of Surgery and Radiology
Section Chief, Vascular Surgery, Division of General Surgery

Surendra Shenoy, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery
President, Vascular Access Society of Americas
Director, Living Donor Transplant Program; Section of Transplantation

Michael Talcott, DVM, DACLAM

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
Director, Veterinary Surgical Services; Division of Comparative Medicine

Robert Thompson, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery), Radiology, and Cell Biology and Physiology
Director, Center for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Jason Wellen, MD, MBA,
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director of Adult and Pediatric Kidney and Pancreatic Transplantation
Associate Residency Director, General Surgery
St. Louis Children’s Hospital/Barnes-Jewish Hospital and
Washington University School of Medicine

Micheline Wood, MSN, APRN, BC, Section of Abdominal Transplant

Activity Assistants

Michelle Brigham, BSN, RN, Clinical Specialist, Vasc-Alert LLC, Lafayette, IN

Regina Cox, RN, BSN, Director of Clinical Services – Apex, Davita, Charleston, IL

Melissa Hite, RN,
Fresenius Medical Care, Waltham, MA

DeLynn Huff, BS, RN, CNN,
Senior Clinical Specialist, Vasc-Alert, LLC, Lafayette, IN

Ashley Morhardt, PhD,
Postdoctoral Research Associate; Department of Neuroscience
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Terry Ritzman, PhD,
Postdoctoral Research Associate; Department of Neuroscience
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Planning Committee

Surendra Shenoy, MD, PhD
Janet Holland, RN, CNN
Jack Work, MD

Planning Committee - Non-Content

Stephanie Czuhajewski, CAE
Brian Doty, CMP, Meeting Director

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