Mentoring Committee

The purpose of the EAST Mentoring Committee and its program offerings align with the overall mission of EAST by “…providing leadership and development for young surgeons active in the care of the injured patient…”.  Through established members mentoring and coaching students, residents, junior faculty and mid-career trauma professionals, the EAST Mentoring Committee is dedicated to cultivating programs and resources aiding in the advancement of one's professional and personal development. The express purpose of these programs and resources is to help members achieve their academic, research, and clinical goals to become leaders in trauma and acute care surgery.

Committee members are appointed by the President with approval by the Board of Directors.  Committee member terms are three years.  All terms begin in January and conclude in January in the year specificed in "term ends".


Jamie J. Coleman, MD, FACSJamie J. Coleman, MD, FACS, Chair
Denver Health in Denver, CO
Term ends 01/15/2022
Richard Betzold, MDRichard Betzold, MD, Committee Member
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD
Term ends 01/15/2022
J. Bracken Burns, Jr., MS, DOJ. Bracken Burns, Jr., MS, DO, Committee Member
Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, TN
Term ends 01/15/2022
Saskya E. Byerly, MDSaskya E. Byerly, MD, Committee Member
University of Tennessee in ,
Term ends 01/14/2023
Thomas K. Duncan, DO, FACSThomas K. Duncan, DO, FACS, Committee Member
Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura, CA
Term ends 01/16/2021
Marcie Feinman, MD, MEHP, FACSMarcie Feinman, MD, MEHP, FACS, Committee Member
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore in Baltimore, MD
Term ends 01/14/2023
Shea C. Gregg, MDShea C. Gregg, MD, Committee Member
Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, CT
Term ends 01/14/2023
Chrissy Guidry, DOChrissy Guidry, DO, Committee Member
Tulane University in New Orleans, LA
Term ends 01/15/2022
Vijay Jayaraman, MD, FACSVijay Jayaraman, MD, FACS, Committee Member
Saint Francis Medical Center in Hartford, CT
Term ends 01/15/2022
Deepika Koganti, MDDeepika Koganti, MD, Committee Member
in ,
Term ends 01/14/2023
Matthew W. LaPorta, DOMatthew W. LaPorta, DO, Committee Member
Premier Trauma & Surgical Specialists in ,
Term ends 01/14/2023
Amanda Palmer, MDAmanda Palmer, MD, Committee Member
in ,
Term ends 01/18/2023
Asanthi Ratnasekera, DO, FACOSAsanthi Ratnasekera, DO, FACOS, Committee Member
Crozer in ,
Term ends 01/16/2021
Robyn Richmond, MDRobyn Richmond, MD, Committee Member
Texas Tech University in ,
Term ends 01/16/2021
Susan E. Rowell, MD, MCRSusan E. Rowell, MD, MCR, Committee Member
Duke University in Durham, NC
Term ends 01/15/2022
Hahn Soe-Lin, MD, MSHahn Soe-Lin, MD, MS, Committee Member
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in ,
Term ends 01/15/2022
Brett M. Tracy, MDBrett M. Tracy, MD, Committee Member
Emory University School of Medicine in ,
Term ends 01/14/2023
Andrea B Wolffing, MDAndrea B Wolffing, MD, Committee Member
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH
Term ends 01/15/2022
Tessa Woods, DOTessa Woods, DO, Committee Member
Cox South in Springfield, MO
Term ends 01/15/2022
Alison M. Wilson, MD, FACSAlison M. Wilson, MD, FACS, Ex Officio
West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV
Term ends 01/16/2021

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