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This Weekend in Sharon: Learn about Breakthroughs and Advances in Medicine

Dec. 8, 10 a.m. - Temple Israel Presents: Blood and Guts: Breakthroughs and Advances in Medicine

Speakers: Scott Shikora, MD, FACS and Mark A. Popovsky, MD

Cost: $10 at the door / $8 in advance

RSVP to Neal Fineman at flashfine@comcast.net or call 781-784-6344

RSVP online @ www.tisharon.org/Dec8SpeakerBreakfast  

Dr. Scott Shikora, MD, FACS is a board certified general surgeon who has been involved in minimally invasive general and bariatric surgery for over 20 years.   

He attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and completed his surgical residency and Nutrition Support fellowship at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston.  

He then spent the next four years as a staff surgeon in the United States Air Force. He is a member of several medical societies and is active in leadership the American Society for  Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery where he was both a Past President and a former Executive Council member. 

Dr. Shikora is an Associate Editor of the surgical journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases and the current Editor-in-Chief of Obesity Surgery.   

Dr. Shikora worked atTufts Medical Center in Boston for over 16 years where he was the Director of the Weight and Wellness Center, and Chief of the divisions of Bariatric and General Surgery.  

He also was a Professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.  

Dr. Mark Popovsky, MD, is an honors graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He received his training in anatomic and clinical pathology at the National Institutes of Health, and transfusion medicine at the Mayo Clinic. 

He served as Director of the Transfusion & Intravenous Services at the Mayo Clinic from 1982-1985. In 1985 he assumed the role of Medical Director of the American Red Cross – New England Region, a position he held until 1995. From 1996-2000, he was Chief Executive Officer & Chief Medical Officer of the New England Region. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Laboratory Medicine at Boston University Medical School and Associate Clinical Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He has authored, or co-authored, over 375 publications in transfusion medicine and pathology. He is the editor and co-editor, respectively, of two reference books on transfusion medicine. 

He currently serves as Vice President & Chief Medical Officer of the Haemonetics Corporation. Dr. Popovsky serves on the editorial board of 5 journals and has held positions on numerous AABB, national and international committees and NIH panels. He served in Nigeria in 2004 as a member of the PEPFAR delegation to that country. He is the recipient of numerous awards for contributions to transfusion medicine and teaching. He was the 2009 AABB Emily Cooley Awardee.Dr. Scott Shikora, MD, FACS is a board certified general surgeon who has 
been involved in minimally invasive general and bariatric surgery for 
over 20 years.   

He attended medical school at Columbia University 
College of Physicians & Surgeons and completed his surgical 
residency and Nutrition Support fellowship at New England Deaconess 
Hospital in Boston.  

He then spent the next four years as a staff  surgeon in the United States Air Force. He is a member of several medical societies and is active in leadership the American Society for  Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery where he was both a Past President and a former Executive Council member. 

Dr. Shikora is an Associate Editor of the surgical journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases and the current Editor-in-Chief of Obesity Surgery.   

Dr. Shikora worked atTufts Medical Center in Boston for over 16 years where he was the Director of the Weight and Wellness Center, and Chief of the divisions 
of Bariatric and General Surgery.  

He also was a Professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.  

Dr. Mark Popovsky, MD, is an honors graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He received his training in anatomic and clinical pathology at the National Institutes of Health, and transfusion medicine at the Mayo Clinic. 

He served as Director of the Transfusion & Intravenous Services at the Mayo Clinic from 1982-1985. In 1985 he assumed the role of Medical Director of the American Red Cross – New England Region, a position he held until 1995. From 1996-2000, he was Chief Executive Officer & Chief Medical Officer of the New England Region. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Laboratory Medicine at Boston University Medical School and Associate Clinical Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He has authored, or co-authored, over 375 publications in transfusion medicine and pathology. He is the editor and co-editor, respectively, of two reference books on transfusion medicine. 

He currently serves as Vice President & Chief Medical Officer of the Haemonetics Corporation. Dr. Popovsky serves on the editorial board of 5 journals and has held positions on numerous AABB, national and international committees and NIH panels. He served in Nigeria in 2004 as a member of the PEPFAR delegation to that country. He is the recipient of numerous awards for contributions to transfusion medicine and teaching. He was the 2009 AABB Emily Cooley Awardee.

 


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