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DIRECTORS

Steven R. DeMeester, MD
Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Philip O. Katz, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Interim Chairman, Department of Medicine
Chairman, Division of Gastroenterology
Einstein Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Jeffrey H. Peters, MD
Chief Operating Officer
University Hospitals Healthcare System
Professor of Surgery
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

EMERITUS DIRECTORS

Tom R. DeMeester, MD
Professor Emeritus
General and Thoracic Surgery
Chairman Emeritus
Department of Surgery
The Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Donald O. Castell, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Esophageal Disorders Program
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

SPECIAL GUEST SURGICAL FACULTY

C. Daniel Smith, MD
Buckhead Surgical Associates
Atlanta, Georgia


SPECIAL GUEST MEDICAL FACULTY

Kenneth J. Chang, MD
Professor and Chief of Gastroenterology
Executive Director of the H.H. Chao                                       Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center
University of California, Irvine

Stuart Spechler, MD
Professor and Chair of Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

MAYO CLINIC MEDICAL FACULTY

David A. Katzka
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, Minnesota

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER FACULTY

Christian Peyre, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Tom Watson, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery
Department of Surgery
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

USC FACULTY AT THE KECK SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Para T. Chandrasoma, MD
Professor of Pathology
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Jeffrey A. Hagen, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Department of Surgery
The Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

USC FACULTY AT THE KECK SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

James M. Halls
Professor Emeritus of Radiology
The Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

John C. Lipham, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
The Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA