March 2 - March 4, 2018
The 2018 Chest Wall Injury Society annual meeting features a highly collaborative and cutting-edge exploration of current operative, and non-operative, approaches to chest wall trauma. Shared experiences and expertise of surgeons from around the world provide a unique educational experience. Ongoing and future research to optimize the care of patients with chest wall injury will be presented.
For reservations, call Newpark Resort at (435) 649-3600. Please indicate you are with the Chest Wall Injury Society to receive the correct pricing.
Group rates per night
Two-bedroom suite: $379.00 plus taxes
Hotel suite: $285.00 plus taxes
Hotel deluxe room: $175.00 plus taxes
Adam J. Kaye, MD, FACS
Adam Shiroff, MD
Andrew R. Doben, MD, FACS
Dr. Adam Kaye earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY. He completed his General Surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania, and completed his surgical critical care fellowship at Children's Mercy Hospital / UMKC in Kansas City. He currently practices general and trauma surgery at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, an ACS verified Level II trauma center.
His interests include minimally invasive approaches for rib fracture repair and outcomes of delayed repair of rib fractures.
Dr. Shiroff is the former Trauma Program Director and Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey.
He recently returned to his roots and is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA where he has developed a state-of-the-art rib fracture program. He focuses on team building and the incorporation of advanced practitioners into modern acute care surgery.
Dr. Andrew Doben earned his medical degree at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine, completed surgical residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME, and completed his Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He joined the Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA in August 2010, and is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
He is currently the Medical Director of the SICU, and through consensus building, he has successfully implemented many programs and practices that have significantly improved the level of care and clinical outcomes seen in the SICU. He is also the Program Director for the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship and the Acute Care Surgery Fellowship. He is actively involved in the training of residents and medical students. In addition, Andy is an Ad Hoc reviewer for the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, and the Journal of Critical Care.
In his spare time, is an avid sailor, and in fact sailed the Caribbean professionally in his younger days. He is also an avid bicyclist who frequently bikes 100 miles in a day.
Babak Sarani, MD, FACS, FCCM
Brian D. Kim, MD FACS
David S. Morris, MD, FACS
Babak Sarani, MD, FACS, FCCM is an actively practicing surgeon at George Washington University Hospital (GWUH) who holds board certification in both critical care surgery and general surgery as well as holding an Associate Professorship at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. After completing his medical school and general surgery training at George Washington University, he completed his fellowship in trauma and critical care surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and began practice at the University of Pennsylvania where he established and directed their Rapid Response Team. His experience with program development led him to be the Founder and Director of the Center for Trauma and Critical Care at George Washington University Hospital where he was charged with obtaining the Level 1 Trauma Center designation by the ACS that the facility currently enjoys. Under his leadership, he created the trauma ICU, the George Washington University Transfer Center of which he is the Director, and an aeromedical program partnership. In addition, he is the Co-Medical Director of the ICU at George Washington University, Vice-Chair of the Washington DC Chapter of the ACS Committee on Trauma, Vice-Chair of the Society of Critical Care Medicine's Fundamentals of Critical Care Support Committee, past Chair of the Donor Advocacy Committee for the Kidney Transplant Program at GWUH, Chair of the Residency Core Clinical Competency Review Committee at GWUH, and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. His research interests include rapid response systems, measuring and optimizing teamwork and communication in time-critical events, measurement of coagulopathy following injury, and reconstruction of the chest following severe injury.
Dr. Brian D. Kim is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. His practice includes elective and acute care general surgery as well as the care of the injured patient across the spectrum. He received his Bachelor of Science from Duke University (1997), Doctor of Medicine from The University of Kansas School of Medicine (2001), and completed his General Surgery Residency at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (2006). Dr. Kim completed a two year Trauma, Burn, & Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and returned to the Mayo Clinic to join the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, & General Surgery in 2008. He is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He recently transitioned from the Associate Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Trauma Center and Chair of the Adult Trauma Performance Improvement Committee to the Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Trauma Center (January 2016).
Dr. Kim's clinical interests are lean models of trauma resuscitation, practice standardization, pre-hospital care, damage control resuscitation, surgical education, surgical performance and quality improvement, and the advancement of the science / practice of chest wall stabilization. His most significant professional achievement has been the introduction, implementation, and advancement of the rib fracture / flail chest stabilization practice to the Mayo Clinic.
T. Christian Minshall, MD, PhD
David J Ciesla, MD
Dennis W. Ashley, MD, FACS
Christian T. Minshall completed his BS, PhD and MD at the University of Illinois at Urbana. He completed his General Surgery residency at the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 2004 and finished his Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at University of California, Davis in 2005. His first faculty position was as a member of the Division of Trauma and Emergency General Surgery at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore and was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He left that position to become the Medical Director or the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship and join the Division of Trauma in the Department of Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. In 2011, Christian became the Medical Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas and the Medical Director of the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship for the Division of Burn, Trauma and Critical Care within the Department of Surgery at UT Southwestern. He recently joined the Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at Baystate Medical Center and is moving to Massachusetts with his wife, Stacey, and their two dogs.
David J Ciesla has been the Medical Director of the Tampa General Hospital Regional Trauma Program since 2006. He is also currently a Professor of Surgery and the Acute Care Surgery Division Chief in the Department of Surgery Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida and the Surgical Critical Care Residency Program Director.
Under Dr Ciesla's Leadership, the Tampa General Hospital Trauma Program has been recognized as a top Florida trauma Center and the first Level I Trauma center in Florida to be verified by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.
Past positions include Medical Director of the Washington Hospital Center Trauma Program (2006 - 2008) and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Colorado/Denver Health Medical Center. He is currently a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Vice Chair of the Florida Committee on Trauma, and a member of 13 professional societies including the Southern Surgical Association. Dr Ciesla has authored 9 book chapters, given 39 invited lectures, presented 52 abstracts at scientific meetings and published 63 peer reviewed scientific papers. Areas of current academic interest include Trauma Surgery, Trauma System Design and Implementation and Acute Care Surgery.
Raised in Colorado, Dr Ciesla graduated from Cherry Creek High School in 1985 before attending the University of Colorado Boulder graduating in 1989 with a Bachelor's in Chemistry and in 1993 with a Master's in Biochemistry. In 1990 he attended the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and received his Medical Doctorate in 1995. Upon finishing Medical school, Dr Ciesla entered his Surgical Residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. During his training he spent an additional 2 years in an NIH funded Trauma research training grant under the mentorship of Ernest E Moore MD at Denver Health Medical Center. His forma surgical training concluded as the first to graduate from the University of Colorado Surgical Critical Care Training program.
Dennis W. Ashley, M.D., FACS received his bachelor's degree from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, and MD degree from the University of Kentucky. He completed a general surgery residency at the Medical Center Navicent Health and Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. This was followed by a Trauma Fellowship at Grady Hospital, Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, Georgia, and a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Ashley is the Milford B. Hatcher Professor and Chair of Surgery and the Director of Trauma and Adult Critical Care at the Medical Center Navicent Health and Mercer University School of Medicine. Dr. Ashley is a member of numerous medical societies including the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Southern Surgical Association, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He has served the American College of Surgeons as Governor from Georgia, Secretary of the Georgia Chapter, and chair of the state Georgia Committee on Trauma. He is currently the Chairman of the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission, Vice President of the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, and Southeast Region Chief of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.
Don H. Van Boerum, MD, FACS
Edward Black, BSc, MBBS, FRCS(CTh)
Francis Ali-Osman, MD
Don Van Boerum received his medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine. Following a general surgical residency at the University of Arizona, he completed a fellowship in surgical critical care at the University of California - Davis.
Don is the Medical Director of Trauma at Intermountain Medical Center, an ACS Verified Level I Trauma Center, in Salt Lake City Utah. There, he also serves as the Co-Director of the Shock Trauma ICU. He is the ACS Chair of the Utah Committee on Trauma. He is Chair of the Trauma State Advisory Committee for the state of Utah.
Don has been extensively involved in rib fixation for the last decade, with operative experience of nearly 300 patients. His clinical interests, aside from chest wall trauma, include trauma surgery and the critical care of such patients, emergency general surgery, thromboelastography, abdominal compartment syndrome, and surgical spine exposure.
When he manages to sneak out of the hospital, you will find Don enjoying the mountains of Utah's Wasatch. He can be found putting rubber to asphalt or dirt, biking up canyon roads or along aspen lined trails. Alternatively, when it is cold and white, he will be engulfing the greatest snow on earth, working as a volunteer ski patrol doc at Snowbird or in the backcountry on his skis or skidoo. He also savors time with his supportive wife and five children.
Dr Black qualified in 1992 from Guys Medical School London with a MBBS and a BSc psych. He completed his General Surgery basic training in London obtaining FRCS (Lon) in 1997 before higher training in Cardiothoracic Surgery in Oxford, Nottingham, Sheffield and Leicester. In 2005 he obtained FRCS CTh and was appointed Thoracic Consultant in Nottingham in 2006. Inspired by his friend and colleague (JGE en route to an infamous oncology conference) he performed his first internal fixation of a flail chest, in an iv drug abuser with an empyema and crushed chest, in 2007 using stainless steel DC plates and non-locking screws. He has worked with Stratos and Gunze before settling with MatrixRib. He has worked closely with other colleagues, and members of CWIS, since 2011 on product design with DePuy and as member of the AO Thoracic Expert Group to improve the recognition of this "sub-sub-specialty" within the AO Foundation. He was appointed to Oxford University Hospital in 2009 where he introduced rib fixation surgery teaching colleagues and running courses and then moved to Abu Dhabi in 2014 where he is now in practice.
Dr. Ali-Osman practices in Phoenix, AZ at Honor Health John C. Lincoln and Deer Valley medical centers. He is currently the co-director of the intensive care unit at Deer Valley Hospital as well as director of pulmonary services at Deer Valley Hospital. He is also the director of the rib fixation program at these two hospitals. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and also completed his surgical residency there. He then went on to complete a surgical critical care and acute care surgery fellowship at Parkland Hospital in Dallas and learned rib fixation surgery under the direction of Christian Minshall. He has been an attending trauma surgeon in Phoenix, AZ since 2013. He has specific interests in thoracic trauma and ICU care. To date, the team at Honor Health has performed over 280 rib fixation operations in the last 3 years. In his free time Dr. Ali-Osman enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife and 3 children.
Frank Z. Zhao, MD
Fredric Pieracci, MD, MPH, FACS
Gina R. Shirah, MD, FACS
Dr. Frank Zhao practices Trauma and General Surgery as well as Surgical Critical Care at The Queen's Medical Center, an ACS verified Level 1 Trauma Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM),
Dr. Zhao was born in Beijing, China and immigrated to the United States. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University. He continued to complete his Medical Doctorate degree at Vanderbilt School of Medicine. He completed General Surgery residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and went on to finish Surgical Critical Care fellowship at Oregon Health & Sciences University. He is double board-certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.
His interests include comprehensive management of the traumatically injured rib fracture patient from efficient triage and evaluation, multimodal and procedural pain management, to surgical stabilization of rib fractures. He also has experience with all 4 commercially available plating systems. When he is not at work, he also spends time as an avid photographer.
Fredric Pieracci, MD, MPH, FACS is from Chicago, Illinois. He received both his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and his medical degree from The University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Pieracci completed residencies in both general surgery and general preventive medicine at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. During this time, he also obtained a Master's Degree in Public Health from Columbia University. Additional fellowship training in Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care was completed at the University of Colorado and Denver Health Medical Center. He is currently the Trauma Medical Director, Medical Director of the Denver Health Surgical Weight Loss Program, and the Medical Director of the Thoracic and Pulmonary Nodule Clinics at Denver Health. He also maintains busy elective and acute care surgery practices. Dr. Pieracci is board certified in general surgery, general preventive medicine, and surgical critical care.
Dr. Pieracci's interest in chest wall injuries began eight years ago during his trauma fellowship. Since then, he has authored over 25 peer-reviewed articles and five book chapters related to chest wall injuries, and specifically surgical stabilization of rib fractures. His current research interests include the role of surgery for rib fractures patients with non-flail fracture patterns, the optimal timing of surgery, and the optimal method of loco-regional anesthesia. Dr. Pieracci is the principle investigator of the inaugural CWIS multi-center clinical trial, CWIS NON-FLAIL, which will randomize patients with displaced rib fractures to surgery or non-operative management.
Gina Renteria Shirah is a high-spirited Latina from Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a passion for surgery and her daughter. She trained at the University of Wisconsin for medical school and completed residency at Maricopa Integrated Health System in Phoenix, Arizona. She extended her training in both surgical critical care and burn surgery and now works for Acute Care Surgical Specialists in Phoenix.
Aside from her interest in burns and wound care, Dr. Shirah has also developed a passion for rib fixation and most recently, robotic surgery. She currently works at two level 1 trauma centers and is expanding to another level 3 center. She has always had interest in the Latino community and international medicine spending time in Belize and The Dominican Republic.
Her desire for community involvement prompted her to lead the Tackle Trauma 5K run every year on Super Bowl Sunday which brings patients and medical personnel together to raise funds for trauma awareness and prevention. When she is not working, she spends time cheering for the Green Bay Packers with her family and traveling.
Jeko Madjarov, MD
Jeremy Hsu, MBBS, FRACS
John G. Edwards, PhD, FRCS
Jeko Madjarov, MD, is a board-certified general, thoracic, and vascular/endovascular surgeon. His clinical interests include adult cardiac and thoracic surgery; aortic surgery, including complex/endovascular aortic repair; and minimally invasive coronary and thoracic surgery.
Dr Madjarov received his medical degree summe cum laude from Sofia Medical University, Bulgaria. In the U.S., he completed general surgery residencies at Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT; and Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, MA. He then completed fellowships in vascular/endovascular surgery and cardiovascular/thoracic surgery and at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC.
An active researcher, Dr Madjarov is engaged in several research studies and is also involved in the development of new medical technology. He has authored more than 25 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has presented his work at more than 20 national and international medical meetings.
Dr Madjarov participates in the International Medical Outreach Program in Central America and the Caribbean, a project of the Carolinas HealthCare System. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, swimming, hiking.
Dr Jeremy Hsu is a general surgeon with subspecialty training in trauma/surgical critical care as well as breast cancer surgery. After completing general surgical training in Sydney, Australia, a trauma/surgical critical care fellowship was completed in Seattle, USA at Harborview Medical Centre/University of Washington. Following this, a breast cancer surgery fellowship was completed at the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute in Sydney, Australia
He currently divides his time at Westmead Hospital between trauma/emergency general surgery and breast cancer surgery. He is the Director of Trauma and holds a clinical academic appointment with the University of Sydney. He is the chair of the New South Wales ITIM (Institute of Trauma and Injury Management) Clinical Review Committee.
Dr Hsu was an early adopter of rib fixation within Australia and is responsible for introducing this technique into Westmead Hospital. In addition to other trauma teaching responsibilities (ATLS, ASSET), he also teaches rib fixation regularly at local and national workshops.
Mr John Edwards MB ChB PhD FRCS(C/Th) has been a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon in Sheffield, United Kingdom since 2006. He has long standing research interests in thoracic oncology and was awarded a PhD in Oncology from the University of Leicester in 2003. He was the first to perform plate and screw Surgical Stabilisation of Rib Fractures in the UK, in 2006, and has engaged in many collaborative projects since then. Committee memberships include the IASLC Staging and Prognostic Factors Committee, the EORTC Lung Cancer Group and the NCRI Lung and Mesothelioma Clinical Study Groups. He is Chair of the Trustees of the British Thoracic Oncology Group. He is a devoted recruiter to many clinical trials, particularly those testing surgery against no surgery. In 2015 he gained a Fellowship from the University of Sheffield Clinical Research Academy to pursue research interests including multiple rib fractures, quality of life in lung cancer, post-thoracotomy pain and the quality of service provision for thoracic surgery.
Jose P. Sterling, MD, FACS
Lawrence Lottenberg, MD, FACS
Michel Wagner, MD, FACS
Dr. Jose Sterling earned his medical degree from the University of New Mexico, completed his surgical residency at the University of New Mexico, and completed his Surgical Critical Care Fellowship and Clinical Burn Fellowship at the University of Washington- Harborview Medical Center. He is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.
He is currently the Medical Director of the Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical ICU Programs at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He also serves on the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and is the Chair of the New Mexico Trauma System Fund Authority
Lawrence Lottenberg, MD FACS is currently practicing at the Level I trauma center at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, FL. He is the Director of Trauma Research and Education there as well. He has been a surgeon since 1980 with a focus on trauma, emergency general surgery, elective general surgery, burns and surgical critical care. He is an Associate Professor in Clinical Surgery at the Charles E. Schmidt School of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. He is also the Director of Surgical Simulation and Technology as well as an Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at FAU.
He has been the trauma medical director at two different institutions, one at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida where he developed the Level II trauma center in 1992 and then matriculated that institution to a Level I trauma center in 1999. Most recently he began, organized and staffed the Level I trauma center at UF Health at the University of Florida School of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. At UF, he mentored over 200 surgical residents and has been directly responsible for 14 of those residents becoming trauma and critical surgeons throughout the US.
Dr. Lottenberg has served as the past chairman of the Florida Committee on Trauma and the past president of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. He has received numerous teaching awards and has been recognized as an outstanding surgeon by several societies. From 2004 to 2014, he was an Associate Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology at the University of Florida College of Medicine.
Dr. Lottenberg has pioneered the Diaphragm Pacing System for ventilator dependent quadriplegic patients in the State of Florida.
Dr. Lottenberg has been involved as the primary surgeon or mentor in nearly 400 surgical stabilization of rib fracture procedures in the last 10 years and has initiated rib fracture programs in three different institutions in Florida and Indiana.
Dr. Wagner has been performing chest wall reconstructions since 2013. Originally from Belgium, Dr. Wagner grew up in California before returning to Belgium to complete his medical studies at the prestigious Université Catholique de Louvain following in the footsteps of both his father and mother. He returned to the United States in 1995, completing his surgical residency at St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He has received training at the University of Illinois Chicago, Cook County Hospital, Michael Reese Hospital, Temple Hospital in Philadelphia, and Orlando Regional Medical Center as well.
He has successfully completed certification in General Surgery as well as a certificate of added qualifications in Surgical Critical Care from the American Board of Surgery. His additional professional interests include abdominal wall reconstruction, resuscitation of the critically ill patient, and use of ultrasound technology in the trauma Bay and in the intensive care unit. He currently resides in East Nebraska; where he is on faculty at the Creighton University School of Medicine and on staff at the Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy Campus.
He is the proud husband of Kristine, a trauma nurse who also shares many of Dr. Wagner's varied interests. On a more personal level, they enjoy traveling together and animal rescue.
Dr. Wagner is looking forward to actively participating in the chest wall injury society to help better define which patients are best suited for chest wall reconstruction, which techniques are the best techniques to use, and lastly, to help provide education to other trauma surgeons of the potential benefits of chest wall reconstruction.
Patrick Greiffenstein, MD, FACS
SarahAnn S. Whitbeck, MBA, CHCP
Stefan Schulz-Drost, MD, PhD, FEBS
Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, completed undergraduate studies at Florida Atlantic University and went on to get his MD from St. George's University, Grenada. He completed his internship and residency at LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans and spent two years conducting experimental shock research as an NIAA fellow in the department of physiology at LSU. He went on to Trauma/Surgical Critical Care fellowship at LSUHSC in New Orleans where he has been on faculty since 2012. He started the chest wall injury program at the Norman McSwain Jr. Spirit of Charity Trauma Center in New Orleans where he serves as intensivist and trauma attending. He lives in New Orleans with his amazing wife, Brittany and their two young daughters.
SarahAnn S. Whitbeck, MBA, CHCP is a leader in healthcare education, operations, and strategy. In 2015 she was awarded Healthcare Educator of the Year by Utah Business, and in 2016 received the Governor's Award in the State of Utah for her efforts in helping to lead the provider education efforts in the Opioid Community Collaborative.
She is the co-founder and currently Executive Director of the Chest Wall Injury Society, which is focused on the common interests of those persons and entities interested and involved in the science of chest wall injury and surgical stabilization of rib fractures. As part of this role, she has helped lead the organization and facilitated their annual education summits with an international audience of surgeons from 12 countries spread across 5 continents.
She volunteers for the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions and serves as the Chair of the Membership Committee. She is also part of the University of Eccles Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Stefan Schulz-Drost, MD, PhD, FEBS is from Berlin, Germany. He received his medical and scientific degrees from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany where he works as an academic teacher. Dr. Schulz-Drost completed residencies in Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery at the Erlangen University hospital. Dr. Schulz-Drost currently works as a senior surgeon at the BG Hospital Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin, Germany. At this hospital he received an additional fellowship training in Trauma and Emergency Surgery which had been completed with fellowships of the European Board of Surgery
Dr. Schulz-Drost started to perform rib Fixation with Rib plates at the earliest time the implants were available in Germany in the year 2010. The first approach was to manage the unstable chest wall in recurrent pectus deformities. He inaugurated the Elastic Stable Chest Repair and teached a lot of surgeons how to perform this technique and the management of chest wall deformities as well as in its injuries. Moreover he dedicated his work to minimization of surgical approaches, epidemiologic and biomechanic investigations as well as a classification system following the AO Standards.
Thomas H. Scott, MD
Thomas W. White, MD, FACS
William W. Cross, III, MD
Dr. Scott is a pain management specialist and founder of Nopium, a pain management specialty practice dedicated to providing effective pain relief while reducing or eliminating opioids. He is a fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and triple board certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and Internal Medicine. After graduating magna cum laude in biochemistry at Harvard University, he went to the University of Pennsylvania where he completed medical school as well as residencies in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology followed by a Fellowship in Pain Medicine. Prior to founding Nopium, he was an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Dr. White practices Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at the Intermountain Medical Center, an ACS verified Level 1 Trauma Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He is the Medical Director of the Nutrition Support Service and is a Clinical Professor of Surgery in the University of Utah Surgery Residency Program. He also co-directs the Intermountain APC Critical Care Residency Program. Additionally, he is the Education Chair of the Chest Wall Injury Society.
His clinical interests include bedside echocardiography, critical care nutrition, thromboelastography, resident and mid-level education, and the surgical fixation of rib fractures. He is a recognized expert in the field of rib plating, and has participated in efforts on a world-wide scale to improve the overall care for patients with broken ribs as the course director of an international chest wall injury educational activity.
Dr. William W. Cross III completed his medical studies at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. He stayed there for his orthopedic surgery residency and then completed a 1-year fellowship in Orthopedic Trauma Surgery at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He joined the staff at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN in 2009 and his practice includes complex fracture management as well as the treatment of nonunions, malunions, and chronic musculoskeletal infections.
Zachary Bauman, DO, MHA
Zachary Bauman is an academic Trauma and Acute Care Surgeon at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He obtained his medical degree at Des Moines University and completed his general surgery residency and critical care fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He further completed a trauma fellowship at the University of Arizona. Throughout his career, he has developed a strong interest in rib and sternal fixation, completing a variety of acute and delayed surgeries in this area.