Course Directors

W. Scott Melvin, MD

W. Scott Melvin, MD
Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs
Division Chief, General Surgery
Director, Advanced GI Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
Specialty: Hernias, Esophageal Disease; Cancers, Stomach, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Disease

Robert Michler, MD

Robert Michler, MD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery
Samuel I. Belkin Chair
Professor (Tenure) and Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
Co-Director, Montefiore-Einstein Heart Center
Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Fellowship Program
Specialty: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery


Karl Herman

Karl-Hermann Fuchs
Prof. Dr. Med.
Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral-, und Thoraxchirurgie
The Mount Sinai Hospital
Ärztlicher Direktor
Frankfurt, Germany


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