Dr. Stephan Bodis
Dr. Stephan Bodis is the Director of the Institute of Radiation Oncology of Kantonsspital Aarau. In September 2012, he was appointed Full Professor of the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich and became an Associate Physician in the Department of Radiation Oncology of the University Hospital Zurich.
Dr. Bodis completed his medical degree in 1984 at the Medical School of the University of Basel, Switzerland. From 1989 to 1991, he served as a Clinical Fellow in Medical Oncology and as a Research Fellow in the Department of Hematology/Oncology and Molecular Pharmacology at the Institute Gustave Roussy in Villejuif-Paris, France. He was a resident in Radiation Oncology at the Joint Center for Radiation Therapy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, from 1991 to 1995, he was also a Research Fellow in Pediatric Oncology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cancer Research Center and Department of Biology, Cambridge MA.
Dr. Bodis served as an attending physician in Radiation Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston before returning to Switzerland as an instructor at the University of Zurich Medical School and attending physician in Radiation Oncology of the University Hospital Zurich. In 1998, he became Assistant Professor of the University of Zurich Medical School and was promoted to Professor in 2004.
Dr. Stephan Bodis works on clinical aspects of molecular radiobiology, the application of photon and proton radiotherapy, and the combination of hyperthermia with radiotherapy in the treatment of cancer.
Dr. P. Roc Chen
Dr. Chen is Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at The University of Texas at Houston. He received his MD at Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences in China. Dr. Chen did neurosurgery residency at Harvard Medical School. He has completed fellowships in neurointerventional radiology at Harvard Medical School, in cerebrovascular and skull base surgery at Barrow Neurological Institute and in neuroendovascular surgery and cerebrovascular neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University. Previously Dr. Chen was a Director of the Cerebrovascular and Neuroendovascular Program and Director of the Skull Base Program at Baylor College of Medicine (Texas).
Dr. Lawrence H. Cohn (1937 – 2016)
Dr. Cohn was a pioneering cardiac surgeon, researcher, and medical educator. He was Professor of Cardiac Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cohn received MD from Stanford University, where he worked with renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Norman Shumway. Dr. Cohn focused his attention on heart valve surgery and minimally invasive heart surgery. He performed more than 12,000 heart operations over 40 years of surgical practice. Dr. Cohn has published over 500 peer-reviewed scientific articles, he wrote 105 chapters in cardiac surgery books. He authored 12 books on cardiac surgery, including “Cardiac Surgery in the Adult” – the most referenced textbook about cardiac surgery.
Dr. Philip Darney
Dr. Philip Darney is a Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He received his MD at UCSF, and his MSc at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Darney received his postgraduate training in preventive medicine and obstetrics and gynecology at the Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. Dr. Darney has served on the medical faculties at Harvard University, the Oregon Health Sciences University, and UCSF.
Dr. Arthur L. Day
Dr. Day is Professor at Department of Neurosurgery at University of Texas Medical School in Houston. Dr. Day received his MD at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. He was on faculty at University of Florida for 25 years. He then was Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Chairman at the Department of Neurosurgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospitals in Boston. In 2011 Dr. Day was appointed President of the Society of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Day has been named multiple times to the Best Doctors in America. Clinical and research interests of Dr. Day are in cerebrovascular neurosurgery, treatment of brain aneurysms and brain arteriovenous malformations, microsurgical treatment of all types of brain tumors and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Day also has a particular interest in neurological injury in sports. Dr. Day published over 170 journal articles and book chapters. He co-edited two books about neurological injuries in sport.
Dr. Mark Emberton
Dr. Mark Emberton is Professor of Interventional Oncology at University College London. He is an Honorary Consultant Urologist at University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Founding Pioneer of The Charity Prostate Cancer UK. He was appointed Dean of UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences in 2015.
Dr. Mark Emberton’s principal interests are in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for men with prostate cancer. Prof. Emberton develops novel imaging techniques and minimally-invasive treatments for prostate cancer. He is the principal investigator in many studies in this area. Dr. Emberton and his team of researchers have initiated a clinical innovation program exploring the role of focal therapy in men with prostate cancer. This involves treating only the areas of prostate cancer rather than the whole gland.
Professor Emberton’s research has been published in over 300 peer-reviewed scientific papers in journals including BMJ, Lancet Oncology and European Urology. He has also contributed to the development of guidelines for the management of prostate cancer and lower‑urinary tract symptoms, published by the International Society of Geriatric Oncology and the European Association of Urology.
Dr. Heather Huddleston
Dr. Heather Huddleston is Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Huddleston is an expert in reproductive endocrinology and fertility. She has special interests in unexplained infertility, uterine disease and recurrent pregnancy loss. She is actively researching endometrial biology, recurrent miscarriage and ethnic differences in reproductive potential. She has spoken nationally on her research, which has been published in numerous scientific journals.
Dr. Huddleston earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, followed by a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Huddleston is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dr. Robert Lustig
Dr. Lustig is a pediatric endocrinologist and an internationally renowned expert on nutrition. He is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Lustig received his MD from Cornell University. He completed a pediatric residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at UCSF. Dr. Lustig was then for six years a fellow in neuroendocrinology at The Rockefeller University in New York. Dr. Lustig focuses on the regulation of energy balance by the central nervous system. He also has a special interest in childhood obesity. His lecture called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” went viral; his public lectures have over 6,000,000 views. He is the author of bestselling books “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease” and “Sugar Has 56 Names: A Shopper’s Guide”.
Dr. Aric D. Parnes
Dr. Parnes is Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Staff Hematologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston. Dr. Parnes received his MD from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire. He did fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at Yale New Haven Medical Center in Connecticut and another fellowship in Hematology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Clinical and research interests of Dr. Parnes are in non-malignant hematology: hemophilia, anemias, myelodysplastic syndrome, myeloproliferative disease and in thrombosis – formation of blood clots in many diseases.
Dr. Simon C. Robson
Dr. Robson is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief, Division of Gastroenterology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Robson leads active research programs at the Liver, Transplantation and Vascular Biology Centers at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. He also has ties with Transplant Biology Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Dr. Robson received his MD and PhD in Medicine and Immunology at University of Cape Town in South Africa. He did his residency and fellowship training in internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, cardiology and hepatology at leading hospitals in South Africa and Great Britain, including King’s College Hospital in London. Dr. Robson’s clinical and research interests are in liver disease, including hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, liver transplantation and also in vascular biology and cell signaling in inflammation. Dr. Robson is the author of over 300 scientific articles and a number of book chapters on these subjects.
Dr. Sam Shen
Dr. Shen is Associate Professor of Surgery and Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of Stanford University Emergency Medicine department. Dr. Shen received his MD and MBA from University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Shen did his residency in Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School – at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Shen’s clinical and research interests are in the management of emergency medicine departments, healthcare management and clinical emergency medicine.
Dr. Egilius Spierings
Dr. Spierings is a physician, clinical professor, and founder of MedVadis Research. For more than 40 years, Dr. Spierings has been dedicated to understanding headache and treating headache patients effectively. Dr. Spierings considers his work in clinical trial research as part of his goal to advance headache treatment. His involvement with clinical trial research started at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Dr. Spierings moved to Boston in 1986 and became the director of The Headache Research Foundation, an affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Spierings treats patients at Tufts Medical Center, where he’s been the director of the Headache and Face Pain Program since 2012. Dr. Spierings is also a clinical professor of neurology and craniofacial pain at Tufts University Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine. From 1999 to 2014, Dr. Spierings was an associate clinical professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Dr. Philip Theodosopoulos
Dr. Philip Theodosopoulos is director of the Skull Base Tumor Program and Vice Chair of neurological surgery at University California, San Francisco. Before joining UCSF, he served as director of skull base surgery at the University of Cincinnati for 10 years.
Dr. Theodosopoulos focuses his clinical work on patients with malignant and benign skull base tumors and acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannomas). His expertise includes endoscopic treatment of pituitary adenomas and chordomas. Dr. Philip Theodosopoulos is also an expert in minimally invasive approaches to the skull base.
Dr. Theodosopoulos has been a pioneer in the development of new surgical approaches to the skull base. He served as co-principal investigator for the largest multicenter trial of surgical treatment for acoustic neuromas, and he currently serves on the Acoustic Neuroma Association’s medical advisory board. He also has extensive expertise in research on patient outcomes. As a resident at UCSF, he completed the full curriculum for outcomes research and clinical epidemiology, and he continues to be involved in outcomes research at both the local and national levels.
Dr. Theodosopoulos earned his undergraduate degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and completed medical school at Stanford University. He completed his neurosurgical training at UCSF, followed by a fellowship in cerebrovascular and skull base surgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Theodosopoulos has been on the faculty for more than 50 national and international surgical courses. He serves on the education committee for the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
Dr. Paige G. Wickner
Dr. Wickner is Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and specialist in Allergy and Immunology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Wickner received her MD from Dartmouth Medical School. She completed residency in Medicine and fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Yale New Haven Hospital. Dr. Wickner’s clinical and research interests are in allergic reactions to medications used in treatment of chronic and complex diseases. In particular, Dr. Wickner conducts research on Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis and aspirin-induced asthma. She also studies methods of immune tolerance induction and desensitization to medications used in treatment of cancer (lenalidomide desensitization in multiple myeloma).
Dr. Eric J. Woodard
Dr. Woodard is Chief of the Section of Neurosurgery at New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH). He was previously Chief of the Division of Spinal surgery in Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and faculty at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Woodard is also chief medical officer of InVivo Therapeutics, a medical device company focused on finding solutions for patients with spinal cord injury. Dr. Woodard is a member of numerous professional societies including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the Joint section of the AANS/CNS for Spine and Peripheral nerve. Dr. Woodard has been a member of the editorial board for The Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques and Spine Universe, and is a reviewer for The New England Journal of Medicine and Neurosurgery. Dr. Woodard earned his MD from Pennsylvania State University, and completed his neurological surgery residency at Emory University in Atlanta. His additional training includes a fellowship in complex spine surgery at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
Dr. E. Kent Yucel
Dr. Yucel is Radiologist-in-Chief at Tufts Medical Center in Boston and Professor of Radiology, Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Yucel previously held leadership positions in radiology and cardiovascular imaging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School). Dr. Yucel is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. He completed his post-graduate training at Yale New Haven Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Yucel’s clinical specialties include angiography, peripheral vascular intervention and computed tomography (CT) and MRI imaging.