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Georgina Osorio, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Osorio's research focuses on patient navigation and motivational interviewing in HIV/HCV patient population (Clinical Trials Network).
Dr. Sunanda V. Kane is a Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. Dr. Kane has contributed over 135 papers of original research, 50 reviews, and 25 book chapters to the medical literature. She has co-edited a pocket guide to the management of IBD for practitioners, and written a book for patients on self-management. She is the Past Chair of the National Patient Education Committee for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. She served as the first female Associate Editor for Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics and continues to serve editorial roles for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Gastroenterology&Hepatology, and the Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis. Dr. Kane is currently the President-Elect of the American College of Gastroenterology and sits on the GI Specialty Council of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Within the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, she is the Chair of Quality, where she is responsible for oversight of all quality improvement projects, measuring quality metrics for the faculty, leading annual credentialing reviews, and is an adjunct faculty member to the Mayo Quality Academy. She continues to have a busy clinical practice seeing patients with inflammatory bowel disease, and conducts research in the areas of new therapies, gender-specific issues, and medication adherence. Dr. Kane also teaches the second year Gastroenterology course in the Mayo Medical School, the Medicine residents on the GI inpatient consult service, and Gastroenterology Fellows in clinic, on hospital service and the endoscopy suite.
John Adler is the CEO of both Zap Surgical Systems and Cureus Inc. Dr. Adler is world-renowned for inventing the CyberKnife and the related field of image-guided therapeutic radiation.
Dr. Adler has been on the faculty of Stanford University since 1987, being appointed the Dorothy and TK Chan Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology in 2007. His entire medical and neurosurgical education happened at Harvard, excepting a one-year fellowship at the Karolinska Institute with Lars Leksell, the “father of radiosurgery”. As an academician, John is the author or co-author on more than 300 peer reviewed articles and book chapters and serves or has served on the editorial boards of eight different peer reviewed journals. He is also a named inventor on more than 20 patents.
While creating the CyberKnife, Dr. Adler founded Accuray Inc (NASDAQ: ARAY) in 1992 to commercialize his invention. Up until 2009 he served in varying roles at Accuray including CEO, Chief Medical Officer and Chairman. To date Accuray technology has been used to treat more than one million patients and most modern radiation equipment now incorporates John’s basic idea for image-guided targeting. In 2002 Dr. Adler founded the CyberKnife Society, later (2012) renamed the Radiosurgical Society. He also serves or has served on the scientific advisory boards of 7 different medical device or pharmaceutical companies.
In 2014 Dr. Adler founded Zap Surgical Systems in Silicon Valley with a mission to “Advance Cancer Treatment for All Humanity”. While leading Zap, he invented the ZAP-X, a surgical robot which is currently treating radiosurgical patients in North America, Asia and Europe.
John also founded and serves as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Cureus.com, the world’s largest and fastest growing multi-disciplinary open access medical journal, publishing 10,000 peer-reviewed articles each year. The journal is also known as the New e-Journal of Medicine (NEJM).