Karthik Balakrishnan, MD

Administrative Appointments

Honors & Awards

Professional Education

Stephen R. Chorney, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Stephen R. Chorney, MD, MPH is a pediatric otolaryngologist in the Pediatric Airway Management Program at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. He clinically focuses on complex pediatric aerodigestive disorders including subglottic stenosis, laryngeal cleft and vocal cord paralysis. His research interests include pediatric tracheostomy outcomes and surgical quality improvement.

Dr. Hamdy El-Hakim MB ChB, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (ORL), FRCS(C)

Dr. El-Hakim graduated from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. His higher surgical training was completed in the United Kingdom. His Fellowship training in Pediatric Otolaryngology was at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Currently he is Professor at the Department of Surgery and has adjunct appointments at the departments of Pediatrics and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. He is also the Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Program Director, the Residency Program Director for the Division of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery and the Clinical Research Director for the Department of Surgery at the University of Alberta. He is an Editorial Board member for the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology and a member of the International Board of Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Health.

His research interests and publications include sleep disordered breathing, swallowing disorders and laryngeal mobility disorders.

Michele Gaffuri

Adjunct Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Milan
Medical Manager at the Department of Otolaryngology and head and neck Surgery, Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Italy

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

2003: Scientific High School Diploma, L. Da Vinci Scientific High School, Crema, Cremona, Italy.
2010: Degree in Medicine and Surgery, University of Milan, Milan, Italy (106/110).
2011: Qualified to practise surgery.
2016: Post-graduate specialisation in Otorhinolaryngology, University of Milan, Italy (70/70 cum laude).

TRAINING
2009-2011: Attended the Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Italy;
2011-2016: Specialisation in Otorhinolaryngology, Milan, Italy;

WORKING ACTIVITIES
2016-2020: Medical Manager, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Italy
2017-: Adjunct Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Milan

Glenn Edward Green, MD

Clinical Professor 

Specialty

Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology

Area of practice

Complex pediatric airway, hearing and language development, and care of the child with a congenital syndrome

About

My clinical practice concentrates on complex pediatric airway, hearing & language development, and care of the child with a congenital syndrome.

Pediatric airway evaluation and management, Subglottic Stenosis, Airway reconstruction, Pediatric voice disorders and surgery, Pediatric stroboscopy, Laryngology, Bronchoesophagology, Pediatric hoarseness, Vocal cord paralysis, Respiratory papillomatosis, Vocal cord nodules.

Education

Postgraduate Training

Certification

Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Hospital Staff Level 1 Attending, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Otolaryngology
Director, Pediatric Airway Program, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Medical Director, Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Endowed Chair in Pediatric Otolaryngology and Pediatric Airway Disorders, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Deborah S. Kacmarynski, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

Current Positions

Education

Derek J Lam, MD, MPH

Portland, OR

Education

Eric Levi, M.B.B.S.

St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Profile:

Special Subspecialty interests:

Professional Memberships:

Name

     Kosaku Maeda, M.D., Ph.D. (Birth date: 10/23/1953)

Current Position (Academic Institution & Organization):

Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine (2014~ )

Academic & Professional Qualifications (Include Training):

   EDUCATION:

   PROFESSIONAL TRAINING:

Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan

9/1/2000-5/31/2007

CURRENT AFFILIATION  

The Japanese Society of Pediatric Surgeons (Former Chairman)

The Japan Surgical Society 

Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons  (Regular Member)

The Japan Society of Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine

The Japanese Society of Pediatric Hematology / Oncology

The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery

The Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery

The Japanese Society for Transplantation

Jose Manaligod, MD 
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

Current Positions

Education

Jean-Paul Marie

Rebecca CK Maunsell, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
Head of Pediatric Otolaryngology Division and Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship
Faculty of Medical Sciences – State University of Campinas – UNICAMP
Brazil
President of the Brazilian Academy of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ABOPe)

Director, Pediatric Aerodigestive Center 

Texas Children’s Hospital

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Baylor College of Medicine

Education

School Education Degree Year 
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center fellowship Otolaryngology 2005-2007 
So. Trent Otolaryngology Programme; Nottingham,UK residency Otolaryngology Residency 2000-2005 
Bangalore University; Bangalore, India medical school Otolaryngology 1994-1996 
Mysore University/Mysore, Karnataka, India medical school MBBS 1988-1994 

Vikash Modi, MD

Board Certifications

Clinical and Academic Positions

Education and Training

Julina Ongkasuwan

Education

School Education Degree Year 
University of California-San Francisco fellowship Laryngology 2011 
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Otolaryngology 2010 
Baylor College of Medicine residency Otolaryngology-Head/Neck Surg 2009 
Baylor College of Medicine internship General Surgery 2005 
University of Maryland School of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 2004

 

Dr. Ongkasuwan is the Director of the Pediatric Voice Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital.  She is dual fellowship trained in both Pediatric Otolaryngology and Laryngology (care of professional voice).  When she joined the faculty in 2011, she founded the Texas Children’s Hospital Aerodigestive Program and the Swallow Disorders Clinic. 

These multidisciplinary programs allow clinicians from multiple specialties to easily work together to coordinate care for patients. Dr. Ongkasuwan’s goal is to help children grow, thrive, express themselves, and find their voices. 

Clinical Interests:

Dr. Ongkasuwan’s clinical focus is voice, airway, and swallowing disorders in both adults and children. This narrow scope of practice has allowed her to develop a nationally renown expertise in disorders of the pediatric larynx in particular.

Research Interests:

A primary focus of Dr. Ongkasuwan’s research has been on finding less invasive ways to examine the pediatric larynx. She has published ground breaking, grant supported, research on laryngeal ultrasound as wall as transoral laryngoscopy in children.

Undergraduate 1998

Duke University (NC)

Medical School 2003

Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Internship 2004

Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Residency 2008

Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

Fellowship 2010

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Program, Pediatric Otolaryngology

Vice Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology Director
Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Co-Director of the Cochlear Implant Program Otolaryngologist

Reza Rahbar DMD, MD
Associate Otolaryngologist-in-Chief
Airway Disorder Chair in Pediatric Otolaryngology
Boston Children’s Hospital
Professor of Otolaryngology
Harvard Medical School

Fellowship & Membership

Languages Spoken

Field of Expertise

Awards & Achievements

Gresham Richter, MD, FACS, FAAP

is a Professor, Vice Chair, and Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Arkansas Children’s (AC). He is the distinguished recipient of the Hamlen and Siebert Endowed Chair in Pediatric Otolaryngology and the past chair-holder of the Benjamin and Milton Waner Endowed Chair in Pediatric Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery. He has received numerous clinical and research awards including recognition for Best Doctor’s in America for the past 5 years. He maintains a very busy clinical practice in pediatric otolaryngology and vascular anomalies, fields in which he has published over 90 manuscripts, 2 books, and 30 book chapters. Dr. Richter received his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Colorado. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology at UAMS and a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He returned to Arkansas to join UAMS faculty and founded the Arkansas Vascular Biology Program, a robust laboratory at AC dedicated to understanding and discovering new therapies for complex vascular lesions. He holds numerous administrative positions including the President of the Child’s Health Organization and Director of the Vascular Anomalies Clinic and Research Center at AC. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Richter is an entrepreneur and CEO of GDT Innovations. He serves on the board of several national and international associations and is a happily married husband and father of three children.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2011 – Present: Chief Of Endoscopy Respiratory, Hospital Nacional de Pediatr;ia Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan, CABA., Argentina
1989 – 2011: Staff Of Endoscopy Respiratory, Hospital Nacional de Pediatr;ia Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan, CABA, Argentina
1985 – 1988: Staff Ent Service, San Justo Children Hospital, Bs. As., Argentina
1885 – 1988: Staff Of Endoscopy Respiratory, Emergency Department. Pediatric hospital Dr. Pedro de Elizalde, CABA, Argentina

EDUCATION
1980 – 1985: CHILDREN HOSPITAL DR. PEDRO DE ELIZALDE, Resident-Chief and Instructor. Department of Otorhinolaryngology, CABA, Argentina
1974 – 1979: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF BUENOS AIRES, Medical Doctor, Faculty of Medical Sciences, CABA, Argentina

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Michael J. Rutter, M.D, FRACS

Academic Title: Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Medical School: University of Auckland School of Medicine, Auckland, New Z Zealand

Residency: New Zealand

Fellowship: Health Research Council of New Zealand Training Fellowship, 1995-1996, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center 1997 – 2000

Certification: Royal Australian College of Surgeons, American Board of Otolaryngology

Special Interests: Airway reconstruction, laryngeal cleft and congenital tracheal stenosis.

Dr. Rutter is a Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology and Clinical Director of the Aerodigestive and Esophageal Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  He is an active member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO), Society of Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC), American Broncho – Esophagological Association (ABEA), as well as other academies and associations.  

Dr. Rutter has received multiple awards and recognitions, including the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.   He holds 4 patents, and has developed several operations.

Dr. Rutter is a highly sought-after speaker and presenter on a national and international level for his contributions to assisting children with complex airway problems.

Dr Kishore SANDU is Head of the Airway Sector – a quaternary care center of excellence in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery, Lausanne University Hospital CHUV, Switzerland.

Awarded the Privat Docent from the University of Lausanne, he has published extensively and has been invited to more than 100 international conferences, as an expert speaker on compromised and critical airway in neonates, children and adults. He is a teaching staff at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lausanne and the Ecole Politechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
He performs outreach airway surgeries in 15 countries in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe. He collaborates closely with the Terres des Hommes Organization that works actively for children from the sub Saharan countries and who suffer from laryngotracheal stenosis and caustic pharyngo-esophageal stenosis.

Dr Sandu is a member of the working group of the Swiss association of Head & Neck surgeons and the scientific council of the European Laryngological Society (ELS). His current research activity includes development of bio-engineered tracheal graft.

Medical Director, Cleft Lip and Palate Team; Director, Otolaryngology Residency Program; Pediatric Otolaryngologist; Associate Professor, Otolaryngology, Tufts University School of Medicine; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine; Clinical Associate, Tufts School of Dental Medicine

Department + Services
Otolaryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology

Clinical Focus Areas
Pediatric ENT, cleft lip and palate surgery, vascular anomalies, neonatal mandibular distraction osteogenesis for airway obstruction, endoscopic and laser airway surgery, open airway surgery, EXIT procedures, otologic surgery including cochlear implantation, micrognathia, microtia

Research Focus Areas
Long-term outcomes following pediatric mandibular distraction osteogenesis, outcomes research in children with cleft palate

Douglas Sidell, MD

I am currently Associate Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. I serve as the director of the pediatric Aerodigestive and Airway Reconstruction Center as well as the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Center for Pediatric Voice and Swallowing Disorders. My practice focuses on the management of pediatric airway, voice, and swallowing problems. It is an honor to be invited to this meeting.

Douglas R. Sidell, MD, FAAP, FACS

Stanford University School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Professional Education

George Washington University Medical School, Washington, DC, 05/4/2007

Internship

UCLA David Geffen School Of Medicine Registrar, Los Angeles, CA, 06/30/2008

Residency

UCLA General Surgery Residency, Los Angeles, CA, 06/30/2012

Fellowship

Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 06/30/2014

Board Certifications

Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

 

My Approach

Taking care of children is an honor unlike anything else in the world. As a physician and surgeon, I have the privilege of helping children with problems involving the neck, airway, ears, nose and throat. When a patient is able to breathe and sleep better, become more active in sports, and hear better in the classroom, I know that I am making a difference. 

Childhood is arguably one of the most important experiences of our lifetime, and I have never let go of my inner child. Children are unique individuals; I approach them with compassion and make sure that they are comfortable during each visit. I take the time out to listen carefully to what they have to say. 

It is a source of pride to work at Stanford Children’s Health, where everyone I work with shares a common goal: to provide the best possible care for all children. This pride shines through everything that I do, from performing the basic clinic evaluations to providing the most innovative surgical treatment approaches available.

Marshall Smith, MD, FACS

Education History

Fellowship:
Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Fellow

Residency:
UCLA, Medical Center
Head & Neck Surgery
Resident

Internship:
St. Joseph Hospital
General Surgery
Intern

Professional Medical:
Univ of IL-Coll. of Medicine-Urbana
M.D.

Undergraduate:
Brigham Young University
Physics
B.S.

Dr. Marshall Smith is a professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is a board certified otolaryngologist and the medical director of the Voice Disorders Center. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology at UCLA and a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology in Cincinnati. He is an NIH funded investigator and participates in research on various voice disorders. He provides evaluation, medical and surgical care of the voice. He is the medical director of our multidisciplinary team dedicated to comprehensive care of the larynx.

Dr. Smithers is a pediatric surgeon who specializes in Esophageal and Airway Treatment (EAT) Program in the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He joined the medical staff in 2019 and leads the EAT program. He sees patients on the Johns Hopkins All Children’s main campus and at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. Dr. Smihters and his team were honored for Innovations in Clinical Care at Johns Hopkins All Children’s in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards for 2020. 

Dr. Smithers previously served as a surgeon at Boston Children’s Hospital from 2009-2019, as part of their EAT program. His clinical specialties are minimally invasive surgery, surgical critical care, esophageal atresia, airway malformations and congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College and completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. He served as associate chief surgical resident and then chief surgical resident in pediatric surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital after completing a research fellowship in vascular anomalies and a surgical critical care fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. He also completed a global surgery clinical fellowship at Harvard Medical School, where he served as an assistant professor.

Pediatric Surgery Department, Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Genova, Italy

2013- current Consultant Airway Surgery Unity Children’s Hospital Bambino Gesù, Rome

2019- current Lead of Minimal Invasive Reconstructive Neonatal Airway Surgery Children’s Hospital Bambino Gesù, Rome

2017- current Italian Delegate, IPOG (International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group)
Italian Delegate, Research Committee at YO-IFOS (Young Otolaryngologist- International Federation Otolaryngology Societies)

2016 – current International Member of American Society Pediatric Otolaryngology

2012 – 2013 Fellow Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

2006 – 2012 Consultant/Clinical Researcher Children’s Hospital Bambino Gesù, Rome

2004 – 2005 Clinical Researcher Regina Elena National Cancer Institute of Rome

Education

2004-2007 PhD in Neck Pathology: Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis. La Sapienza, University of Rome

2005-2006 UNIVERSITY DIPLOMA (DU) in Microsurgery. (Chief: JM.Servant), Paris 7 University Denis Diderot

2003-2004 RESIDENT-Department of Head and Neck Surgery, (Chief: B. Luboinski), Institut Gustave Roussy

2000-2004 Board Certification Otorinolaryngology, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, La Sapienza, University of Rome
GPA: 70/70 with honors

1994-2000 MD, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

Associate, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement 

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School

Graduate Degree

MPH

Medical School

Residency

Fellowship

David White, MD

Degree School:
M.D.
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Residency: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology

Specialties:

Clinical Interests:

David R. White, M.D., is a professor in the Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery and the director of pediatric otolaryngology at the Medical University of South Carolina. He joined the department in 2005 after completing a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology — head and neck surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. White is a native of Charleston, South Carolina, and graduated from Davidson College in 1994. He then received his M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of North Carolina.

Dr. White’s practice focuses entirely on the care of children with ear, nose, and throat problems. He has authored over 100 articles and chapters in medical journals and textbooks and has won multiple research awards at national otolaryngology meetings. Dr. White has particular expertise in the treatment of children with ear/hearing problems, speech and swallowing disorders, and airway problems. He is a member of the airway and aspiration center for children, craniofacial anomalies and cleft palate center, the velopharyngeal insufficiency and speech team, the cochlear implant center, and the vascular anomalies program at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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August 6th – August 7th, 2021

7:00 AM- 2:30 PM (US Central time)

University of Iowa International Endoscopic and Open Airway Virtual Surgical Course

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Program Highlights

40 speakers from 10 countries

Airway surgical techniques taught by experts.

Surgical video presentations of endoscopic and open airway procedures

Complex airway case discussion

University of Iowa Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck surgery is organizing a virtual surgical course on endoscopic and open airway surgical techniques. The course will bring together airway surgeons from all around the world to present surgical techniques for management of pediatric airway disorders. The course provides an excellent opportunity for trainees and established surgeons to understand the nuances of pediatric airway surgery.

Course Directors

Director, Pediatric Airway Program Associate Professor, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Sohit Paul Kanotra

Director, Pediatric Airway Program
Associate Professor, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Professor, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Richard J Smith

Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Professor, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Agenda

Friday, August 6th, 2021
Endoscopic Techniques in Airway Surgery

7:00AM-2:30PM (US Central Time)

7:00am: Welcome and Introduction.

Saturday, August 7th, 2021
Open Surgical Techniques in Airway Surgery

7:00AM-12:00PM (US Central Time)

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Karthik Balakrishnan

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Stephen R. Chorney, MD, MPH

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Dr. Hamdy El-Hakim

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Michele Gaffuri

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Glenn Edward Green, MD

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Jonathan B Ida, MD

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Ian N. Jacobs, MD

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Deborah S. Kacmarynski, MD

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Derek J Lam, MD, MPH

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Eric Levi, M.B.B.S.

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Kosaku Maeda (Kobe, Japan)

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Jose Manaligod, MD

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Jean-Paul Marie

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Rebecca CK Maunsell, MD, PhD

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Deepak Mehta

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Vikash Modi, M.D.

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Julina Ongkasuwan

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Jeremy Prager, MD

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Diego Preciado

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Reza Rahbar DMD, MD

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Dr. EV Raman

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Gresham Richter, MD, FACS, FAAP

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Hugo Anibal Rodriquez

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Mike Rutter

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Dr Kishore Sandu

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Andrew Scott, MD

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Douglas Sidell, M.D.

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Marshall Smith, MD, FACS

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CJ Smithers

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Michele Torre

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Marilena Trozzi, MD, PhD

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Karen F. Watters, MB, BCh, BAO, MPH

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David White, M.D.

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