Video Mentorship Series: Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS)

Date: February 15, 2024
Time: 7:00 PM Central
Host: Mark H. Whiteford, MD, FASCRS
Moderators: Monika A. Krezalek, MD, MS, FACS; Matthew Albert, MD, FACS, FASCRS

The ASCRS Video Mentorship Series is a series of intraoperative video-based coaching sessions, presented in the webinar format, with the goal of sharing operative techniques and improving procedural confidence. During this webinar the moderators will review and discuss TAMIS procedures including appropriate selection, technical approach to excision, and handling the defect. 

1.pngMark H. Whiteford, MD, FASCRS
Dr. Whiteford received his BS from Washington and Lee University and MD from University of Maryland. He completed general surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and colorectal surgery residency at Washington University, St. Louis. His current position is at The Oregon Clinic, Center of Advanced Surgery, Portland, ORE where he is the Director of Colorectal Surgery and NAPRC Program Director at Providence Cancer Institute. He is also an Affiliate Professor of Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University. His clinical and research interests are minimally invasive colorectal surgery, transanal surgery, and colorectal cancer.
3.pngMonika A. Krezalek, MD, MS, FACS
Dr. Krezalek received her MD from Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. She completed her residency, basic science fellowship, and Master of Science in Public Health Sciences degree at the University of Chicago. Dr. Krezalek completed residency in colon and rectal surgery at the Mayo Clinic. She is currently at the NorthShore University HealthSystem, where she is the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) Program Director and the Cancer Liaison Physician to the Commission on Cancer (CoC), and she has an appointment as an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago.
2.pngMatthew Albert, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Dr. Albert received his completed his surgical residency at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston and subsequently his fellowship at the University of Texas, Houston, Methodist Hospitals. He subsequently founded the Center for Colon & Rectal Surgery and ACGME colorectal fellowship at AdventHealth where he continues to practice and serve as the Medical Director for Surgical Innovation at the Digestive Health and Surgical Institute. He is most well-known for the development of TAMIS and the creation of the first flexible transanal platform.
  Registration is free to ASCRS members and a $50 flat-fee for non-members, which includes live and on-demand access to all webinars in the series. This is a one-time registration for enrollment in the full 2024 series. You do not need to register more than once.