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Virtual Grand Rounds Spring 2020


Sue Gillern, MD, Chief, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI

“Hereditary Colon Cancer Syndromes"

Dr. Gillern is also the Program Director at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI.  She did her fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania


Travis Mason, MD, US Army, Chief of Surgical Oncology at Tripler Army Medical Center

“Malignant Melanoma”

Dr. Mason did his fellowship training at Virginia Commonwealth University


Maggie Gallagher, MD, Pediatric Surgeon, Brooke Army Medical Center

“Belly Mass in Children”

Dr. Gallagher is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and did her fellowship training at Vanderbilt University

Alexander Ernest, MD, Chair: Prostate Cancer Clinic Brooke Army Medical Center

“Urologic Surgery that Requires a General Surgery Consult”

Dr. Ernest is the Chief of Urology at Brooke Army Medical Center


Adnan Alseidi, MD, Vice Chair for Education, School of Medicine, Department of Surgery

University of California, San Francisco

“Pancreatic Cysts: Updates in Management and Treatments”

Dr. Alseidi did his fellowship training at Washington University of St. Louis in Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Advanced GI Surgery


Timothy Vreeland, MD, Surgical Oncologist, Hepatobiliary Surgeon 
Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX

“Modern Management of Pancreatic Cancer”

Dr. Vreeland is an Associate Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and he completed his fellowship training at the MD Anderson Cancer Center


Eric Pauli, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

“Endoscopic Management of Gastrointestinal Defects”

Dr. Pauli is now a full Professor at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and one of the world’s experts on surgical endoscopy. He did his fellowship at Case Medical Center, Cleveland in LaparoEndoscopic Surgery.


Dylan Russell, MD, General Surgery Residency, Tripler Army Medical Center

“Biostatistics and Analyzing Clinical Studies” 

Dr. Russell is a PGY-3 in General Surgery and a graduate of the United States Military Academy.  He is working towards his Masters in biostatistics.


Christi Cavaliere, MD, Cleveland Clinic Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Institute

“Pressure Ulcers: Wound Care, Reconstruction, and Implications for the Health Care System”

Dr. Cavaliere graduated from the Yale University School of Medicine and finished her Integrated Plastic Surgery residency at the University of Michigan.


John Mellinger, MD, Vice-Chair of the Directors of the American Board of Surgery

“American Board of Surgery Exam Update”

Dr. Mellinger is the President-elect of the American Board of Surgery and a member of the SAGES Executive Committee


John Marks, MD, Director of the Colorectal Surgery Center and Chief of the Section of Colorectal Surgery for The Main Line Health System at the Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

“Sphincter preservation in 2020: Advances in Minimally Invasive Techniques”

Dr. Marks is a pioneer in transanal and transrectal laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery as well as one of the world’s experts in minimally invasive techniques for colon and rectal disease. He did his colorectal fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and his Advanced Laparoscopy fellowship in Niice, France.


Aurora Pryor, MD, Professor (with tenure) and Chief of Bariatric, Foregut and Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Stony Brook University Department of Surgery, Stony Brook, NY

“How to Lead Surgical Innovation”

Dr. Pryor is the immediate past president of SAGES, a member of the American Board of Surgery, and the President-elect of the Fellowship Council. She did her fellowship training at Duke University.