7.23.23 Rectal MRI With Dr. Ashish Wasnik

Dr. Wasnik is a Professor of Radiology, Division Director of Abdominal & Cross-Section Interventional Radiology, and Chair of the Medical Student Radiology Research at the University of Michigan-Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has previously served as Medical Director of Ultrasound, Director of Abdominal Medical Student Education, and Medical Director of the Livonia Radiology Ambulatory Care Unit at Michigan Medicine.

He is a funded researcher and co-inventor on US-patented automated bowel segmentation techniques. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, 140 scientific/educational abstracts, several book chapters, and two books as a co-lead author. In addition, he has presented over 100 invited lectures. He is an elected fellow of the Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR) and the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU).

Dr. Wasnik serves on numerous institutional and national committees with leadership on several committees. He reviews for over ten journals and is Deputy Editor of Academic Radiology journal.

7.16.23 APDCRS Robotics – Complications and complicated situations w/ Dr. Avery Walker

Dr. Avery Walker is a dual board certified General and Colorectal Surgeon, that has experience in robotic, laparoscopic, endoscopic, and open procedures related to the multiple diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. He completed general surgery residency 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.

7.9.23 SNS with Dr. da Silva

Dr. Giovanna da Silva is a colorectal surgeon at Cleveland Clinic Florida and holds academic appointment as Associate Professor at Ross medical school. She completed general and colorectal surgery training in Brazil, in 1999. She was a research fellow at Cleveland Clinic Florida from 2000 to 2004, after which she did general surgery residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Maimonides Medical Center, in NY from 2004 to 2009. She did her colorectal surgery fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Florida in 2009. Dr. da Silva was clinical associate in the Department of Colorectal Surgery in 2010, and has been on staff since 2011. Dr. da Silva is currently the Director of Clinical Research of the Department of Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida and Co-director of Hereditary Colorectal Cancer and Polyposis Center.Under her leadership as a Director of Clinical Research, clinical and research fellows delivered over 150 presentations at major regional, national and international meetings, published more than 400 peer-reviewed manuscripts and more than 30 textbooks chapters. Dr da silva has been the recipient of the Scholar of the Year award 2023 at Cleveland Clinic Florida.Dr. da Silva is a member of the American Society of Colorectal Surgery (ASCRS) and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). She is a member of the research committee of both ASCRS and SAGES. She serves as reviewer for grants and participates in abstracts selection for the annual meetings. She is a reviewer of the journals Diseases of Colon and Rectal Surgery, and Surgical Endoscopy. She Co-Chaired the American Society of Colorectal Surgery 2023 annual meeting.