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 specified in "term ends".


Members

Molly Flannagan, MD, FACSMolly Flannagan, MD, FACS, Chair
University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA
Term ends 01/13/2024
Avi Bhavaraju, MDAvi Bhavaraju, MD, Committee Member
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR
Term ends 01/18/2025
Brian L. Brewer, MDBrian L. Brewer, MD, Committee Member
HCA Houston Clear Lake in ,
Term ends 01/18/2025
J. Bracken Burns, Jr., MS, DOJ. Bracken Burns, Jr., MS, DO, Committee Member
Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, TN
Term ends 01/18/2025
Mari  Freedberg, MDMari Freedberg, MD, Committee Member
Saint Joseph Hospital in ,
Term ends 01/13/2024
Jared H. Griffard, MDJared H. Griffard, MD, Committee Member
Yale Medicine Department of Surgery in ,
Term ends 01/17/2026
Emily Grimsley, MDEmily Grimsley, MD, Committee Member
University of South Florida in ,
Term ends 01/17/2026
Tatiana Hoyos Gomez, MDTatiana Hoyos Gomez, MD, Committee Member
Oregon Health & Science University in ,
Term ends 01/13/2024
Hee Soo Jung, MD, FACSHee Soo Jung, MD, FACS, Committee Member
University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI
Term ends 01/17/2026
Konstantin Khariton, DOKonstantin Khariton, DO, Committee Member
New York Presbyterian in ,
Term ends 01/17/2026
Jenna Kochevar, DOJenna Kochevar, DO, Committee Member
in ,
Term ends 01/18/2025
Katherine Pellizzeri Pellizzeri, MDKatherine Pellizzeri Pellizzeri, MD, Committee Member
PRISMA Health System in ,
Term ends 01/13/2024
Lisbi Rivas, MDLisbi Rivas, MD, Committee Member
Virginia Commonwealth University in ,
Term ends 01/18/2025
Joseph V. Sakran, MD, MPH, MPA, FACSJoseph V. Sakran, MD, MPH, MPA, FACS, Committee Member
Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD
Term ends 01/13/2024
Jennifer A.T. Schwartz, MDJennifer A.T. Schwartz, MD, Committee Member
Inova Fairfax Hospital in ,
Term ends 01/18/2025
Fariha  Sheikh, MDFariha Sheikh, MD, Committee Member
Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School in ,
Term ends 01/13/2024
Jennifer To, DOJennifer To, DO, Committee Member
St Luke's University Health Network in ,
Term ends 01/13/2024
Rembrandt  VanDruff, MDRembrandt VanDruff, MD, Committee Member
in ,
Term ends 01/17/2026
Jamie J. Coleman, MD, FACSJamie J. Coleman, MD, FACS, Ex Officio
University of Louisville in ,
Term ends 01/13/2024
Conrad T. Williams, Medical StudentConrad T. Williams, Medical Student, Ex Officio
in ,
Term ends 01/17/2026

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