12.11.22 Pediatric Colorectal Surgery & Transition to Adult Care with Dr. Alessandra Gasior

Dr. Alessandra C. Gasior, DO, FACS is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon in Columbus, OH. She earned her medical degree at KCUMB in Kansas City, Missouri followed by Residency training at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. She subsequently completed a Surgical Scholar fellowship and Pediatric Trauma/Critical Care fellowship at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery fellowship and Pediatric Colorectal Fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Gasior completed an Adult Colorectal Surgery Fellowship at The Ohio State University. Dr. Gasior is board certified in general surgery, critical care surgery and colorectal surgery. She practices pediatric and adult colorectal surgery at OSU and NCH. Career interests are congenital colorectal transitional programs for pediatric and adult patients particularly in anorectal malformations, Hirschsprung disease and inflammatory bowel disease. 

12.4.22 Anorectal Pearls with Dr. Avery Walker

Dr. Walker is a dual board certified General and Colorectal Surgeon. He has a wide range of experience in robotic, laparoscopic, endoscopic, and open procedures related to the multiple diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. Dr. Walker completed his general surgery residency was at Madigan Army Medical with the US Army and fellowship at The Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans.  He spent 5 years at William Beaumont Army Medical Center after fellowship serving as the General Surgery Assistant Program Director for 4 of those years.  During his time at William Beaumont, he established multiple civilian partnerships with the local hospitals in El Paso to provide specialized colorectal care to the significantly underserved area of El Paso. He also deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan under wartime circumstances as well as multiple humanitarian missions during his time in the Army.  He recently separated from the Army in July and stayed in El Paso currently practicing in a very busy community based pure colon and rectal surgery practice. 


This week we will be trialing a new, interactive format with Dr. Walker’s talk. We will be using Poll Everywhere to facilitate this. During his talk, there will be several times during which we will ask the audience to respond via this link PollEV.com/mbobel754You can also respond by texting “MBOBEL754” to 22333.

If this format works well, we will continue to integrate it into our weekly content. Additionally, we are actively working on securing CME credit for our weekly talks. More to come in the New Year!

11.20.22: Surgical Management of Colorectal Liver Metastasis with Dr. Lee M. Ocuin

Dr. Ocuin completed his General Surgery residency at Emory University School of Medicine in 2014. During his time as a resident, he completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York, New York). Between 2014 and 2017, Dr. Ocuin also completed a fellowship in Complex General Surgical Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a fellowship in Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery at Mayo Clinic Rochester. Prior to joining the Surgical Oncology division at University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve University, he was faculty at Atrium Health/Carolinas Medical Center in the division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery.

Dr. Ocuin’s clinical practice is focused on malignancies of the pancreas, extrahepatic bile duct, and liver. He has helped grow and lead the metastatic liver tumor program at University Hospitals and is the surgical lead for the hepatic artery infusion pump program for treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.