Course Faculty


Stavros Stavropoulos, MD*
Course Director & Speaker
Chief, GI Endoscopy
Director, Program in Advanced GI Endoscopy (P.A.G.E.)
Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, NY
Adjunct Professor of Clinical Medicine
Columbia University, Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine, Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 


Guest Faculty

Christopher Gostout, MD
Director, Developmental Endoscopy Unit 
Division of Gastroenterology and 
Hepatology & Internal Medicine 
Professor of Medicine 
Mayo Clinic 
Rochester, MN 

Haruhiro Inoue, MD
Head of Upper GI Surgery and Endoscopy
Digestive Disease Center of Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital
Showa University Medical Center
Showa University International Training Center for Endoscopy (SUITE)
Tokyo, Japan

Feng Ji, MD
Chief Physician
Professor of Internal Medicine
Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition
First Affiliated Hospital
Zhejiang University College of Medicine
Hangzhou, China

Sergey Kantsevoy, MD
Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy
Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease
Mercy Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Naohisa Yahago, MD, PhD
Director, Development and Research Department of Less Invasive Treatment Methods
Keio University Hospital Tumor Center
Tokyo, Japan

Pinghong Zhou, MD, PhD
Associate Director of Endoscopy
Zhongshan Hospital
Associate Professor
Fudan University
Shanghai, China

Local Faculty, Moderators and Planning Committee Members

David Friedel, MD*
Associate Director of Endoscopy
Program in Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (P.A.G.E.)
Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, NY

Vishal Ghevariya, MD
Attending Gastroenterologist
Sutter Health Eden Medical Center
Castro Valley, CA


Maria Kollarus, RN*
Research Coordinator
Program in Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (P.A.G.E.)
Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, NY

Marilyn Kramps*
Academic Coordinator
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, NY

Wilmide (Mimi) Maignan*
Clinical Coordinator 
Program in Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (P.A.G.E.)
Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, NY


Abraham Peller, MD* 
Director, Endoscopic Anesthesia
Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, NY


Teodor Pitea, MD
Center for Advanced Endoscopy
Banner Del E. Webb Hospital Center
Banner Health Clinic
Sun City West, AZ


Rita Roberts, RN, CNOR*
Vice President
Perioperative Surgical Services
Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, NY


Patrick Saitta, MD
Attending Interventional Gastroenterologist
Program in Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (P.A.G.E.)
Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, NY


Sohail Shaikh, MD
New Jersey Advanced Gastroenterology
Woodland Park, NJ


Reem Sharaiha MD
Director of Bariatric Endoscopy
Associate Director, Pancreas Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY


Mauricio Zapiach, MD
Hudson County Gastroenterology Group, PA
West New York, NJ


*Planning Committee Member


Faculty Disclosure 
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