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Dr. Barry N. Gardiner, MD obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He completed his internship and a five year residency in general surgery at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco. In addition, he was the recipient of an N.I.H. Fellowship in Gastroenterology, completing a two year study in clinical gastroenterology and research investigation into the formation of cholesterol gallstone formation under the tutelage of Donald M. Small at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Gardiner served as a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army, both as Staff Surgeon and Director of the Department of Investigational Surgery at the Presidio of San Francisco. He then joined the clinical faculty of the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine until entering private practice in general surgery in the East Bay.
Dr. Gardiner pioneered the introduction and development of laparoscopy in general surgery in the early 1990’s and was the principal clinical advisor to Intuitive Surgical, Inc. during the development and clinical trials of the da Vinci™ surgical robot. He was the principal investigator for the clinical trial of the da Vinci™ system in Mexico City and testified before the FDA panel meeting in 1999 which resulted in the FDA clearing the da Vinci™ surgical system for general laparoscopic use. Dr. Gardiner has vast experience in minimally invasive surgical techniques, and uses these techniques extensively in the field of general surgery, including innovative surgical approaches with the da Vinci™ robot.
Dr. Gordon Morewood currently serves as Chair and Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. His research interests include pulmonary hypertension in surgical patients, knowledge transfer in graduate medical education, and incentive systems for medical professionals. You can follow him on Twitter @GordonMorewood and be sure to read his guest blog on our website at bit.ly/healthcaremodel
Dr. Philip Chang MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Trauma Burns and Critical Care and Acute Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. He’s also an Assistant Attending surgeon at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He's a double board-certified surgeon and critical care intensivist. He also specializes in the treatment of burns of all types for adults and children as well as surgical critical care burn reconstruction laser treatment of burn scars and selected skin condition. You can follow him on Twitter @ManhattanBurnDoc
COL Chung holds academic appointments at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences as Professor of Medicine and Professor of Surgery. In his career, COL Chung has authored over 180 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals, authored 13 book chapters, and has been an invited speaker for over 85 lectures internationally.
His research interests include burn resuscitation, critical care, and organ failure. Specifically, COL Chung is researching the use of CRRT for reversing the negative effects of kidney damage in burn patients.
You can followed Dr. Chung on Twitter @chungk1031 .
Bruce Friedman is the co-director of the JM Still Burn Center and Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine at George Washington University. He graduated from University of Miami School of Medicine in 1983, and has 36 years of experience in the field of medicine.
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Uli Chettipally, MD, MPH, is a speaker, physician, researcher and an innovator. He's passionate about delivering artificial intelligence-enabled solutions to physicians at the point of care to improve patient outcomes.
You can purchase his latest book, "Punish The Machine!: The Promise of Artificial Intelligence in Health Care " on Amazon
Dr. Jerry J. Zimmerman is a Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Zimmerman has been chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for Children's Hospital Clinical Research Center since its inception and is a member of the Steering Committee for the Center for Clinical and Translational Research.
You can follow him on Twitter @jerjohzimm.
Dr. Bihorac is an internist, nephrologist, general and neuro-intensivist with a career-long clinical and research interest in postoperative complications, more specifically sepsis and acute kidney injury.
She also has an abiding interest in complex biological systems, human-machine interaction and the use of rapid analytic techniques to optimize unstable patient care in real time.
You can view her work on www.prisma-p.org and follow her on Twitter @ AzraBihorac .
Nathaniel C. Reisinger, MD, is an Instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Fellow in Clinical Ultrasound at the Perelman School of Medicine—Hospital of University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After completing his MD at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, he completed his residency in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital—Columbia University Medical Center, followed by his nephrology fellowship at Penn.
Dr. Reisinger's clinical interests are focused on adapting novel technologies to enhance patient care and outcomes in nephrology. He was an educator long before venturing into medicine and is building a point-of-care ultrasound curriculum for nephrology fellows to help bring in the age of the ultrasound stethoscope.
Dr. Reisinger has a keen interest in the use of social media in nephrology. He is a 2017 intern in the Nephrology Social Media Collective . He is Editor-in-Chief of Kidney.Cloud (app available on iTunes & Google Play) and Jeff Berns’ chief social media strategist @Jeff_Berns_POTD. In addition, he works on the American Society of Nephrology’s joint quality improvement project with the CDC, Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety, for preventing infections in the dialysis unit. He was recently named chief social media strategist for the Nephrology Business Leadership University. Dr. Reisinger has also been featured on DocTalk and is a recurring invited speaker with the Cardiorenal Society of America’s Cardiorenal University.
You can read his blogs on https://ajkdblog.org/tag/reisinger/ or follow him on Twitter @nephrothaniel
Without better technology, nephrologists can’t catch acute kidney injury early enough to prevent it. We recently caught up with Dr. Michael Heung to talk about the challenges of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in Critical Care Medicine and what is needed to tackle them. Connect with Dr. Heung on Twitter @KeepingitRenal Dr. Heung graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine. After finishing his Internal Medicine training at the University of Cincinnati Hospitals, he completed Fellowship training in Nephrology at the University of Michigan Health System. He has been a member of the University of Michigan faculty since 2005, and currently serves as Associate Division Chief for Clinical Affairs in the Division of Nephrology. His primary clinical and research interests are in the areas of acute kidney injury and critical care nephrology.