Grand Rounds Speakers Bureau

The attending faculty of the Department of Surgery at Columbia University pride themselves not only as innovators, but educators, and welcome an opportunity to speak on a variety of medical advancements.

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Our Speakers

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Isaac George, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Specialty: Aortic Valve Disease, Mitral Valve Disease, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Hybrid Teams, Cardiac Surgery, Decision Making between Transcatheter Valve and Surgery

Colorectal Surgery

Beatrice Dionigi, MD
Colorectal Surgeon
Specialty: Colon and Rectal Cancer, Redo Surgery

General Surgery

Ana Berlin, MD
General and Palliative Care Surgeon
Specialty: Surgical Palliative Care

Katherine Fischkoff, MD MPA, FACS
General and Acute Care Surgeon
Specialty: Medical Ethics

GI & Endocrine Surgery

Michael Kluger, MD, MPH
Pancreatic Surgeon
Specialty: Pancreas Cancer, Liver Cancer, Gallbladder Disease & Bile Duct Injuries, Liver Metastases, Adrenal Cancer, Peritoneal Mesothelioma, Neuroendocrine Tumors

Beth Schrope, MD, PhD, FACS
Pancreatic Surgeon
Specialty: Surgical Management of Chronic Pancreatitis, Total Pancreatectomy with Autologous Islet Cell Transplantation, Surveillance and Management of Pancreas Cysts

Liver Transplantation & Hepatobiliary Surgery

Joshua Weiner, MD
Liver Transplant Surgeon
Specialty: Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation as treatment for patients with short gut syndrome

Pediatric Surgery

Steven Stylianos, MD
Pediatric Surgeon
Specialty: Abdominal Trauma, Chest Wall Deformities, Biliary Atresia, Appendicitis, Neonatal Surgery

Thomas A. Imahiyerobo, MD
Pediatric Surgeon
Specialty: Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, Craniofacial, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Craniosynostosis

David M. Kalfa, MD, PhD
Pediatric Surgeon
Specialty: Pediatric Cardiac Valve Surgery

Jeffrey Zitsman, MD
Pediatric Surgeon
Specialty: Childhood Obesity Surgery; Chest Wall Deformities

Plastic Surgery

Christine Rohde, MD, MPH
Plastic Surgeon
Specialty: Breast Reconstruction, Top Surgery, Leadership in Surgery

Jeffrey Ascherman, MD
Plastic Surgeon
Specialty: Craniofacial Surgery for Congenital Malformations, Management of Cleft Lip and Palate, Craniofacial Missions Abroad

Thoracic Surgery

Bryan Payne Stanifer, MD, MPH
Thoracic Surgeon
Specialty: Lung Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Thymoma, Paraesophageal/Hiatial Hernias, Lung Transplant, ECMO