Experts
    • General Surgery
    General Surgeon, Author
    General Surgeon, Author
    • Surgeon at Self-employed
    Dr. Kathryn A. (Kathy) Hughes is a board certified General Surgeon, who has spent the majority of her career in private practice in community hospitals. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is a member of the Association of Women Surgeons, The American Society of Breast Surgeons, and the American Medical Association. She is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, where she is Vice-President of the North Essex District, also representing her district in the House of Delegates, and serves on the Committee on Women in Medicine. She has been active throughout her career on numerous hospital committees, and has held hospital leadership positions including Chief of Surgery positions and Vice-President of Medical Staff; these positions have fostered and developed her interest and expertise in medical ethics and quality/peer review including measures and processes, in addition to her clinical interests and practice. She has given numerous talks and lectures, to both colleagues and for community events, and has appeared on radio and local television. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Holyoke College, graduating Magna cum Laude with a degree in Biochemistry. Her Doctor of Medicine degree was earned at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC. Her Post-graduate Surgical training (residency) began in the University of Nevada School of Medicine system (University Medical Center in Las Vegas, and the Reno Veteran's Administration Hospital), from which she transferred back to Washington, DC to complete her residency at The George Washington University Hospital program. She blogs from Behind the Mask, behindthemaskmd.com. You can follow the blog directly on Wordpress, or via Facebook on the Behind the Mask page.
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine; Medical Director, Orthopedic Specialty Practice, New England Baptist Hospital; Spine Surgeon, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine; Medical Director, Orthopedic Specialty...
    Dr. Hwang is a surgeon at New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH), an orthopedic specialty hospital in Boston, MA. He has authored over 25 peer-reviewed journal articles, publications and presentations. Dr. Hwang is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member of the North American Spine Society and is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Currently he is the Medical Director of the Orthopedic Specialty Practice at NEBH, where he is also an attending spine surgeon. Dr. Hwang is the author/developer behind the Ortho Traumapedia mobile app and also serves as consultant/advisor to medical device and healthcare related start-ups.
    • Surgical Critical Care
    • General Surgery
    • Public Health
    • Quality Improvement
    • Health Policy
    • Technology, Innovation and Education
    • Health Services Research
    Assistant Professor of Surgery / Associate Chief, Division of Acute Care Surgery / Director, Emergency General Surgery / The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Assistant Professor of Surgery / Associate Chief, Division of Acute Care Surgery / Director, Emergency General Surgery / The...
    • Assistant Professor of Surgery / Director, Global Health & Disaster Preparedness /Chair, Resident and Associate Society American College of Surgeons at Medical University of South Carolina
    Dr. Joseph V. Sakran is currently an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of Global Health and Disaster Preparedness at the Medical University of South Carolina. As an Acute Care Surgeon, Joe spends most of his time caring for critically ill and injured patients. His research interests are in healthcare innovation, biomarkers for sepsis, trauma system development, public policy, and the advancement of surgery in poorly resourced environments. His interest in medicine stems partly from having nearly lost his life after a gunshot wound to the throat during his senior year of high school. Joe has dedicated his life to making social impact. While completing his undergraduate degree at George Mason University, Joe trained as a medic and firefighter where he spent a significant amount of time volunteering at the City of Fairfax Fire and Rescue Department. His interest in global health began when he decided to attend The Medical School for International Health, a unique collaboration between Ben-Gurion and Columbia University. Joe subsequently integrated his medical studies with public health when he attended the Johns Hopkins University, where he completed a Masters in Public Health in the global health track. After completing a diverse and comprehensive general surgery residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital, he joined the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he completed a fellowship in Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency General Surgery. During his residency, Dr. Sakran Co-founded a nonprofit organization called Surgeons for Global Health (SGH) that is tailored towards addressing the surgical burden of disease in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). The aim has been to provide long-term sustainable interventions in order to reduce the global burden of surgical disease. Joe has delivered care and sustainable solutions throughout numerous countries in India, the Middle East, and Africa. He has responded to a number of international disasters including the Asian Tsunami in 2004, and the Haitian Earthquake in 2010. As a Google Glass Explorer/Beta tester, Joe has been working on ways to enhance access to care in LMIC. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) recently recognized Dr. Sakran for his work in resource poor settings when he received the 2014 Surgical Volunteerism Award. He has been actively involved in the ACS, and is currently the Chair of the Resident and Associate Society (RAS). Dr. Sakran just finished spending the year pursing a Masters in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) of Government where he is developing a unique skill-set focused on economics, public policy, and leadership development in underserved and minority populations.
    • Pediatrics
    • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
    • Pediatric Surgery
    Dr. Jaquiss is a graduate of Vanderbilt Medical School, did all of his post-graduate training at Washington University School in St. Louis, and has been a practicing congenital heart surgeon for twenty years. He is a Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the Duke University School of Medicine and Chief of Heart Surgery at Duke Children’s Hospital. He has particular interests in neonatal heart surgery, surgery for mechanical circulatory support, and heart transplantation in children. He has extensive experience in clinical research and is the author of more than a hundred research articles about heart surgery in children. He is a member of numerous professional societies including the Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeon, the International Society for Heart Lung Transplantation, the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is on the editorial boards of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
    • General Surgery
    Program Director of General Surgery Residency at MGH and Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School
    Program Director of General Surgery Residency at MGH and Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School
    Dr. Mullen is a surgical oncologist and the Program Director of the General Surgery Residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Mullen’s clinical focus is in the surgical treatment of gastric cancer and soft tissue sarcomas. His academic focus is in surgical education and in clinical and translational cancer research. Dr. Mullen has authored over 45 peer-reviewed journal articles as well as 26 reviews, book chapters, and editorials. Dr. Mullen serves on the editorial boards of two of the leading journals in his specialty, and he received the 2014 Partners Program Director of the Year Award.
    • General Surgery
    Chief, Division of Surgical Education, Morehouse School of Medicine
    Chief, Division of Surgical Education, Morehouse School of Medicine
    Dr. Cason is a Board-certified general surgeon and surgical educator. He is Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Surgical Education at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia where he practices at Grady Memorial Hospital. He has served on the academic faculties of several teaching institutions and previously served as Surgeon-in-Chief of the Louis Stokes Veterans’ Administration Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Southeastern Surgical Congress, the Surgical Section of the National Medical Association, the Association of Program Directors in Surgery, the Association for Surgical Education, and the Society of Black Academic Surgeons.