Presented by: Cintia Kimura, Postdoctoral Scholar, General Surgery, Stanford University.
Talk Title: ” Introducing Plant-Based Diets for Patients Recovering From Colorectal Surgery.”
Bio: Dr. Kimura completed her training in colorectal surgery in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is a postdoc in the Department of Surgery and her research focuses on the effect of different diets on the gut microbiome of patients undergoing colorectal surgery. She studies coaching interventions to help patients prepare and recover from colorectal surgery.
Presented by: Kazunari Sasaki, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Abdominal Transplant, Surgery, Stanford University.
Talk Title: “Looking for a Magic Spice”
Bio: Kazunari Sasaki, MD, is a Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Abdominal Transplant. He received his medical degree from Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan in 2004. He moved to the US in 2015 and completed abdominal transplant fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, where he was subsequently appointed to the surgical faculty. He specializes in liver transplantation hepatobiliary surgeries.
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Presented by: Gifty Kwakye, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Clerkship Director of Surgery, University of Michigan.
Talk Title: “Colorectal Screening Amongst Vulnerable Populations.”
Bio: Dr Gifty Kwakye, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor for Surgery in the Division of Colorectal Surgery. She graduated from Yale University with a BSc degree in both Biology and Psychology. She received her medical degree from Yale University in 2010 and holds a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins. She completed her general surgery residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in 2017 and colorectal surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota in 2018. Dr Kwakye joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 2018.
As a resident she received multiple awards including the Robert T. Osteen and the Partners Health System Medical Education awards for excellence in teaching. Her passion for global health was also recognized with a Global Health Scholarship award from Johns Hopkins during her public health training.
Presented by: Alex Zhuang, Medical Student, Boston University
Talk Title: “Qualitative Assessment of Receptiveness, Facilitators, and Barriers to Clean Cut Implementation in Rwanda”
Bio: Alex Zhuang is currently a fourth-year medical student at Boston University pursuing a career in surgical oncology and is currently taking a research year as a Fogarty Fellow to work with Lifebox and the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda. He will be conducting a baseline context assessment of hospital readiness to implement a surgical site infection prevention quality improvement program. He is passionate about working at the intersection between public health and surgery in both research and advocacy in global and domestic contexts.