2012 PELVIC ANATOMY AND GYNECOLOGIC SURGERY SYMPOSIUM FACULTY
Mickey M. Karram, MD
Volunteer Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Cincinnati School of Medicine
The Christ Hospital
Mickey M. Karram, MD, is an internationally renowned urogynecologist and pelvic surgeon. Dr Karram is director of urogynecology at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Volunteer Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. He is also the editor-in-chief of the International Urogynecology Journal, and the consumer publication Women’s Health Today. Dr Karram is past chairman of the board of the American Urogynecology Society Foundation, past president of the American Urogynecology Society, and co-founder and president of the Foundation for Female Health Awareness. He has published more than 175 scientific articles and book chapters and has co-authored two textbooks entitled Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery (Mosby) and Atlas of Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery (Saunders). Dr Karram has directed numerous postgraduate teaching courses throughout the United States and abroad and has been invited to lecture and perform live surgery throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia.
Tommaso Falcone, MD
Chairman, Department of Gynecology
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Tommaso Falcone, MD, FRCS(C), FACOG, is Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology at Cleveland Clinic. He is Associate Chief of Staff and Interim Chief of Surgery.
Dr. Falcone received his medical degree from McGill University School of Medicine in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. While at McGill, he went on to complete a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology.
He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in general obstetrics and gynecology, as well as reproductive endocrinology. He is also certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Falcone has published more than 145 original manuscripts, 200 abstracts and 30 book chapters. He is co-editor of a textbook, "Clinical Reproductive Medicine and Surgery" (Elsevier). He is also co-author of a laparoscopic surgery atlas (Elsevier), co-editor of a book on congenital Mullerian Anomalies (Lippincott). He is also co-author of a patient educational book, “Overcoming Infertility.”
He serves on the editorial board and is an ad hoc reviewer of more than 21 journals. He is on the Board of Directors of several societies. Dr. Falcone has served as Chairperson of Postgraduate courses at ACOG and the AAGL that deal with different aspects of reproductive surgery and infertility enhancing procedures. He has served as abstract reviewer for many societies. He has served on review committees for NICHD and MRC. Dr. Falcone has been the recipient of many awards for laparoscopic and robotic surgery at different societies
SPECIAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Barbara Levy, MD
Vice President of Health Policy
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Dr. Barbara Levy has more than 20 years of experience as a women's health care specialist. She opened her private gynecologic practice in Federal Way, WA, in 1993 after working for several years in Seattle. She is devoted to the art of healing, and provides sensitive, respectful health care to women of all ages. Dr. Levy stays up-to-date on the latest developments in her field, and is dedicated to working with her patients on preventive care and wellness.
Dr. Levy has discussed topics such as hysterectomy and other women’s health issues on noted television programs such as Oprah, the Discovery Health Channel, and local television shows. She has written more than 50 publications in her areas of specialty, and has contributed to many press articles about women’s health.
Dr. Levy also acts as the Associate Editor for the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology and serves on the editorial board of OBG Management.
After receiving her medical degree from the University of California, San Diego, Dr. Levy completed her internship and residency at Oregon Health and Sciences Center in Portland, OR. She is certified through both the American Board of OB/GYN and the Accreditation Council for Gynecologic Endoscopy in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.
In 1995, Dr. Levy was the first female president of American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. Dr. Levy currently serves as the Medical Director for the Franciscan Health System’s Women’s Health and Breast Center in Federal Way, as the Associate Medical Director for Women’s Health at Franciscan Health System, and as Vice President for Health Policy for the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Michael S. Baggish, MD
St. Helena Hospital
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of California San Francisco
St .Helena, California
Michael S. Baggish, MD is chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Volunteer Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. Dr Baggish has authored more than 160 scientific articles in peer review journals. He has also written three textbooks and contributed to more than 20 textbook chapters. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Gynecologic Surgery, co-author of the textbook entitled Atlas of the Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery (Saunders), and co-author of Hysteroscopy (Lippincott). His recent book Colposcopy of the Cervix, Vagina, and Vulva was published by Elsevier Health Sciences.
Amy L. Garcia, MD
Director, Center for Women’s Surgery
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Volunteer Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology,
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Amy L. Garcia, MD, FACOG is the Director of Center for Women’s Surgery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She completed the AAGL/SRS Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (MIGS) and performs advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures in private practice. She is a volunteer Assistant Professor in the division of Urogynecology as a faculty member of the ABOG accredited fellowship at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She is a past board member of the AAGL and currently serves on the board of the Council of Gynecologic Endoscopy, and the Advisory Board of the AAGL. She is actively serving on several committees of the AAGL including the Hysteroscopy Subcommittee Task Force for the Core Curriculum Committee, the Coding Committee and is Chair of the Website Committee. She has served as Chair of postgraduate courses and hands-on labs in operative hysteroscopy for the Global Congress of the AAGL and has presented numerous AAGL and ACOG courses on hysteroscopy. She is active faculty in the Resident and Fellows Courses of the AAGL. She serves as an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology and Fertility and Sterility. She is on the Editorial Board of OBG Management.
John Gebhart, MD
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
John B. Gebhart, MD, MS graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellowship in Urogynecology-Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Gebhart completed a Master's Degree in Biomedical Sciences and accepted an assistant professorship in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mayo Clinic.
He is the past Director of the Urogynecology Continence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse Clinic. He directs the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery Fellowship Training Program and is the current National Chairmen of Fellowship Program Directors in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery.
Dr. Gebhart is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Dr. Gebhart also has acted in a review capacity for numerous journals and is on the Editorial Board for the International Urogynecology Journal. Dr. Gebhart serves on the Board of Directors of the American Urogynecologic Society, the Education Committee for the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons and the Video Committee for the International Urogynecologic Association.
Dr. Gebhart was named Outstanding Resident in 1998, while serving as Chief Administrative Resident and was recognized for his Excellence in Teaching at the Mayo Clinic in 2003 and 2004. His research interests are focused on epidemiology of prolapse, complex reconstructive pelvic surgery, urinary incontinence, and congenital anomalies.
Javier F. Magrina, MD
Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
Javier F. Magrina, MD is Professor of Obstetrics-Gynecology, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale. Dr. Magrina graduated from University of Barcelona Medical School, Barcelona, Spain and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
Dr. Magrina’s interests include laparoscopic surgery for benign and malignant female conditions; endometrial, cervical and ovarian cancer; removal of ovarian cysts; excision of endometriosis; hysterectomy; and laparoscopic myomectomy for uterine preservation His research projects include incidence and retro evaluation of free floating peritoneal cells during laparoscopy and effect of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene on endometrial cancer cells in vitro.
Mark D. Walters, MD
Vice Chairman and Head of the Section of
General Gynecology and Urogynecologic/Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Mark D. Walters, MD is Professor and Vice Chair of Gynecology at the Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health Institution at the Cleveland Clinic. He has authored or co-authored over 110 publications, 60 book chapters, and 3 books, including Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, 3rd Edition, which has editions in English, Spanish and Chinese.
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT FACULTY
Neil H. Baum, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Urology
Tulane Medical School
Louisiana State University Medical School
New Orleans, Louisiana
Neil H. Baum, MD is Associate Clinical Professor of Urology at Tulane Medical School and Louisiana State University Medical School, both in New Orleans, LA. He is also on the medical staff at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans, and East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, LA. Dr. Neil Baum is a nationally recognized urologist, speaker, and author. He has been in the private practice of urology in New Orleans, LA, since 1978. As a speaker, Dr. Baum shares his extensive experience from his urologic practice. He regularly speaks to practices, hospitals, and pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing companies on improving communications between physicians and patients, practice management, guerilla marketing and practice promotion and motivation. Dr. Baum has authored five books, including Impotence: It's Reversible, and over one hundred and fifty articles addressing an array of urology topics.
Michael Ferragamo, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology
State University of New York
Stonybrook, New York
Michael Ferragamo, MD is Clinical Assitant Professor of Urology at the State University of New York. Doctor Ferragamo is a board certified urologist with nearly forty years of urological experience. He manages a seven urologist, three NPP urological practice on Long Island, New York. He personally codes all hospital work and operations performed by his staff and oversees the office coding performed by two full time coders. He is the consulting editor of “Urology Coding Alert” and is moderator of their urology e-mail list serve. He has personally consulted for coding and reimbursements in over 100 urological offices and has remained a coding consultant for many of these offices as well as for the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Ma. He has given seminars in urological coding and reimbursement for many hospital, and local and sectional meetings of the American Urological Association.