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| Theodore A. Calianos, II MD FACS
Medical Director - Medical Affiliates of Cape Cod
Cape Cod Healthcare Plastic Surgery
Dr. Calianos is a board certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and has been in practice since 1998. He was in private practice for 13 years prior to joining the Medical Affiliates of Cape Cod the multi-specialty group practice of Cape Cod Healthcare (MACC) in 2011. He remains in full time practice and has served as the Medical Director of MACC since 2015. He serves on the boards of Coverys, Cape Cod Healthcare and the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS). He has been active in organized medicine since residency at the local, State and National levels and has held numerous leadership positions. He is currently one of the Massachusetts Delegates to the AMA and serves as the Co-Chair of the MMS Committee on Legislation. He has been honored with an AMA Foundation Leadership Award. An avid boater, he cherishes any time that he can with his family and friends on the water. He resides with his wife and three children on Cape Cod.
| Gerard M. Doherty, MD
Moseley Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Surgeon-in-Chief, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Crowley Family Distinguished Chair, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital
A graduate of College of the Holy Cross and the Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Doherty completed residency training at UCSF, including fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. He joined Washington University School of Medicine in 1993, and became Professor of Surgery in 2001. In 2002 he moved to the University of Michigan as the Norman Thompson Professor of Surgery. From 2012 to 2016, Dr. Doherty was the Utley Professor and Chair of Surgery at Boston University and Surgeon-in-Chief at Boston Medical Center before becoming the Moseley Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School; Surgeon-in-Chief at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; and Crowley Family Distinguished Chair, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Doherty was trained in surgical oncology, and has focused mainly on surgical diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, endocrine pancreas and adrenal glands as well as management of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndromes. His bibliography includes over 300 peer-reviewed articles, reviews and book chapters, and several edited books. He currently serves as Past-President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons, Secretary-Treasurer of the Society of Surgical Chairs, and Reviews Editor of JAMA Surgery.
| Nicolas Jabbour, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery,
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Professor of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Dr. Jabbour joined Baystate Health in 2016 as the Chair, Department of Surgery. Born in Lebanon, he escaped the war to pursue his education in 1997. He completed his high school in Belgium, his college degree from the Faculte Notre Dame de la Paix in Namur in 1980 (Valedictorian) and his medical school from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles in 1984 (Valedictorian). He completed his surgical residency at Lincoln Hospital, South Bronx, NY in 1991. He then completed a fellowship in adult and pediatric abdominal organ transplantation (liver, kidney, pancreas and small bowel) and surgical critical care, at the University of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Children Hospital, under the leadership of Dr. Thomas Starzl, a pioneer in the transplant field. He then stayed on the staff for 2 years.
In 1995, Dr Jabbour moved to the University of Southern California, where he co-founded the Abdominal Organ Transplantation Center at the University of Southern California and the Los Angeles Children Hospital. During his tenure at USC, he served as the surgical clerkship director for 4 years, and the founding director of the transfusion free surgical program at USC. The USC program was the first program on the West Coast to initiate adult to adult live donor liver transplantation on the west coast, and the first program in the world to initiate live donor liver transplantation in Jehovah’s Witness patients (both in the donor and recipient).
In 2006, he was recruited to run the transplant Institute at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, covering all organ transplantation both thoracic and abdominal. This program was the only comprehensive transplant program in the State of Oklahoma. During his tenure as the Medical Director of the Institute, the number of patients listed for kidney transplantation tripled, the number of kidney transplants performed double, and the number of hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeries performed more than tripled. In addition, he helped establish the only mechanical heart support program in the state of Oklahoma by recruiting a new team from Utah. In a very short period, over 30 VAD procedures per year were done at the newly established program.
In 2011 he joined the University of Massachusetts, as a Professor of Surgery in 2011, to help initiate the adult live donor liver transplant program. In 2013 he was recruited back to Belgium to serve as the chairman and professor of surgery at the Universite Catholique de Louvain in Brussels, the largest university hospital in French Belgium.
During his tenure in Belgium, Dr. Jabbour oversaw the surgical residency program across the university network with over 12 surgery residents per year and recruited 6 surgeons to the department in a very difficult and resource poor environment. He participated very actively in the division of pediatric and adult liver transplantation and hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery.
Dr Jabbour is the 4 time recipient of the Fleurice Mercier award from ULB, Brussels (best student in the class), and received several teaching awards from the New York Medical College, USC, and University of Massachusetts. His research interests are in liver transplantation, transfusion free surgery and hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. He edited 3 books, and is an author of over 19 book chapters and over 130 scientific publications. He was awarded 7 patents in liver monitoring and dynamic biliary stenting. He was invited to present at national and international meetings and serve as a Visiting Professor to several US and International Universities. His leadership experience both in the US and Europe, give him a unique view of health care delivery.
Dr Jabbour’s goal at Baystate is to enhance the academic standing of the department, and support his team to promote innovative work in different areas such as advance laparoscopic surgeries, robotic surgery, kidney transplantation, orthopedic surgery, breast surgery, hand and reconstructive surgery and a rib fixation program.
| N. George Kasparyan, MD, PhD
Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, LHMC
Assistant Professor of Surgery of Orthopaedic Surgery BUSM
Physician Champion LHMC Recovery Task Force
Co Chair of BILH Operating Room Recovery Committee
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery UMMC, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, NY NY
| David McAneny, MD, FACS
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
Division Chief, General Surgery
Section Chief, Surgical Oncology
Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Medical Center
David McAneny, MD, FACS is Professor of Surgery and Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), Chief Surgical Officer at Boston Medical Center, as well as the Division Chief of General Surgery and the Section Chief of Surgical Oncology. Under his leadership, the Department of Surgery’s Quality and Patient Safety team seeks to develop a national model for providing high-quality care, particularly in a safety-net environment. Their work has been recognized by the Massachusetts Hospital Association (2015 Accountable Care Compass Award) for “excellence and innovation in the delivery of high-quality, safe, and efficient care,” America’s Essential Hospitals (Honorable Mention winner of the 2016 Gage Award in the Quality category), and the ECRI Institute (2018 Health Devices Achievement Award) “for excellence in health technology management and patient safety.” Dr. McAneny is President of the New England Surgical Society Scholars Foundation Board, President-elect of the Boston Surgical Society, Past-President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and a former member of the Board of Governors of the ACS. Dr. McAneny’s practice is devoted to Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery. His publications and presentations involve thyroid disease, parathyroid surgery, adrenal surgery, pancreas tumors, the biliary tract, surgery workforce projections, and quality improvement programs in surgery. He is the recipient of the 2005 Grant V. Rodkey Award, bestowed by the Massachusetts Medical Society for "outstanding contributions to medical education and medical students." He is also the 2008 Boston University faculty selection for Alpha Omega Alpha, the national honor medical society. Dr. McAneny received the Erwin F. Hirsch, M.D. Teaching Award from graduating Boston University Surgery Chief Residents in both 2009 and 2014, the Stanley L. Robbins Award for Excellence in Teaching, presented at the 2010 graduation to the “outstanding educator at the Boston University School of Medicine,” and the Educator of the Year Award in Clinical Sciences, conferred at the 2013 BUSM graduation ceremony.
| Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS
Lahey Clinic & Medical Center
Dr. Dmitry Nepomnayshy is a senior surgeon in the department of general surgery at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington MA and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Tufts University College of Medicine, Boston MA. He is the Director of Professional Development and Simulation at Lahey Hospital, as well as the Director of the Bariatric Surgery Fellowship, and Program Director of the General Surgery Residency program. His clinical specialty includes bariatric and minimally invasive surgery and his research interests focus on surgical education, specifically, how to teach and assess surgical expertise. In addition, he is involved in both clinical and translational research on bariatric surgery, including how genetics affects obesity and diabetes and the effects of sleep apnea on surgical morbidity.
Dr. Nepomnayshy is actively involved in several surgical societies including leadership roles as president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and Vice President of the Boston Surgical Society. He is active on committees in the Association of Surgical Education , the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons as well as the American College of Surgeons Accredited Institutes Consortium.
| Ali Tavakkoli, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of General and GI Surgery
Co-Director, Center for Weight Management and Wellness
Program Director, Advanced Minimally Invasive Fellowship
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Dr. Tavakkoli is a minimally invasive and bariatric surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he serves as the chief of the Division of General and GI Surgery, co-director of the Center for Weight Management and Wellness, and director of the minimally invasive surgery fellowship. He is an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. He received his medical degree from The London Hospital Medical College in England and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) before moving to Boston and finishing his surgical residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and subsequently completing the Harvard Advanced Minimally Invasive fellowship. Dr. Tavakkoli leads an active research group that studies the mechanisms of diabetes resolution after gastric bypass surgery, focusing on the role of intestinal metabolism and portal signaling. His group’s goals are to develop less invasive alternatives to surgery that can replicate the metabolic benefits of surgery without the risks. He is an active member of many professional societies, and a member of the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons, and president-elect of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. He is an associate editor for the journal of Digestive Disease and Sciences and on the editorial board of the "Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery". He has been recognized for his dedication to surgical education with several teaching and mentorship awards throughout his career.
| Thomas C. Tsai, MD, MPH
Member of the Faculty, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard Chan School of Public Health
Dr. Thomas Tsai is a minimally invasive surgeon and health policy researcher in the Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His research evaluates the effectiveness and unintended consequences of national health policy efforts. Dr. Tsai is currently leading the efforts of the Harvard Global Health Institute to develop actionable data on hospital capacity and testing to inform federal and state COVID-19 response.