1/21/24: Hereditary Colon Cancer with Dr. Matthew Kalady

Dr. Matthew Kalady is a Professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. He serves as the Director of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery and also holds the John L. Marakas Nationwide Insurance Enterprise Foundation Chair in Cancer Research.  He is the Director of the Ohio State Colorectal Cancer Center and also the Medical Director of the Clinical Cancer Genetics Program.  Dr. Kalady graduated cum laude from Harvard College and received his medical doctorate from Duke University.  He completed his general surgery training at Duke University Medical Center and subsequently completed a colorectal surgery fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, where he remained as faculty for 14 years. There he served as the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Colorectal Surgery; the Director of the Comprehensive Colorectal Cancer Program; and the Director of the Sanford R. Weiss, MD, Center for Hereditary Colorectal Neoplasia.  He holds several prominent national positions including a seat on the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, and he is a Trustee for the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery Research Foundation.   He is on the editorial boards for Annals of Surgery, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, and the British Journal of Surgery.  Dr. Kalady is an international expert in colorectal cancer and hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes.  He is a past President of the International Society of Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumors, and a past President of the Collaborative Group of the Americas for Inherited Gastrointestinal Cancer.  He is an NIH/NCI-funded basic science researcher focusing on colorectal cancer genetics and has published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles.  His main clinical interests are colorectal cancer, hereditary syndromes, and minimally invasive surgery, and has consistently been named a Castle Connolly and US News and World Report Top Doctor.

1/14/24 @7p EST: New Tech in CRS with Dr. Sonia Ramamoorthy!

Dr. Sonia Ramamoorthy is a Professor of Surgery and Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery at UC San Diego Health System and President-elect of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. She completed both her clinical research fellowship and her general surgery residency at UC San Diego, and a Colorectal Surgery fellowship at Washington University’s Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She earned her MBA at the Rady’s School of Management, her MD/MS at Boston University School of Medicine and her BA degree at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Ramamoorthy’s research interests include colorectal cancer, the application of new technology to colorectal surgery and quality related outcomes. She has authored over a hundred papers and chapters in colorectal surgery and remains an enthusiastic innovator and educator in the field of minimal invasive surgery.

1/7/24: Watch and Wait with Dr. Rodrigo Oliva Perez

Dr. Rodrigo Oliva Perez, MD PhD, has graduated from the University of São Paulo School of Medicine (1993-1998) where he has completed his surgical training under the supervision of Prof. Angelita Habr-Gama (1999-2003). In 2002 he was a Visiting Research Fellow at USC under supervision of Dr. Robert Beart. He obtained his PhD in 2006 in studying potential molecular targets for gene therapy in rectal cancer. After joining the Angelita & Joaquim Gama Institute in 2004, Dr. Perez has concentrated his clinical and research activity on the management of rectal cancer. From 2010 to 2014, Dr. Perez was a Post-Doctoral fellow at the University of São Paulo in the use of molecular imaging (PET/CT) for rectal cancer. In 2014 and 2018, Dr. Perez was awarded the Young Research Fund (FAPESP) to study molecular mechanisms associated with resistance/sensitivity of rectal cancers to chemoradiation. In 2020, he became director of Colorectal Surgery Division at Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz and runs multiple surgical educational activities funded by medical industry. Currently, he serves at the editorial board of multiple scientific surgical and oncology journals and has contributed with numerous (>170) publications to the field.