CIRTA XVIII Speakers

Cirta XVIII is proud to feature programming from over 80 speakers from all over the world! Stay tuned for speaker bios, photos, and session information.

Brock Andreatta
University of Cambridge
UK
Simon Gabe
St. Mark’s Hospital
UK
Lisa Metzger
Oley Foundation
USA
Yaron Avitzur
Sick Kids Children’s Hospital
Canada
Jennifer Garcia
University of Miami
USA
Dejan Micic
University of Chicago
USA
Carrie Barbro
Elevance Health
USA
Olivier Goulet
Necker Children’s Hospital
France
Louisa Muniain
UMPC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
USA
Enrico Benedetti
University of Illinois at Chicago
USA
Greg Hajaj
GhFit lab
USA
Reid Nishikowa
Nutrishare, Inc
USA
Mette Berger
Lausanne University Hospital
Switzerland
Dirk Haller
Technical University of Munich
Germany
Linda Ohler
New York University
USA
Joan Bishop
Albany Medical Center
USA
Patty Harris
University of Pittsburgh
USA
Mihai Oltean
University of Gothenburg
Sweden
Dana Boctor
University of Alberta
Canada
Francisco Hernandez
la Paz University Hospital
Spain
Loris Pironi
University of Bologna
Italy
Geoff Bond
University of Pittsburgh
USA
Jonathan Hind
King’s College
UK
Eamon Quigley
The Methodist Hospital of Houston
USA
Pat Brubaker
University of Toronto
Canada
Judy Hopkins
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
USA
Debra Rubin
Washington University
USA
James Bui
University of Illinois at Chicago
USA
Palle Jeppesen
University of Copenhagen
Denmark
Jessica Salgado
Cook County Hospital
USA
Andrew Butler
University of Cambridge
UK
Francisca Joly
University of Paris
France
Balfor Sartor
University of North Carolina
USA
Gordon Carlson
Salford Royal Hospital
UK
Tomoaki Kato
Columbia University
USA
Carol Semrad
University of Illinois Chicago
USA
Alana Carr
USA
Eiji Kobayashi
Keio University
Japan
Timothy Sentongo
University of Chicago
USA
Robert Carroll
University of Illinois at Chicago
USA
Sam Kocoshis
University of Cincinnati
USA
Lisa Sharkey
University of Cambridge
UK
Laurens Ceulmans
University of Leuven
Belguim
Alexander Kroemer
Georgetown University
USA
Allison Speer
University of Texas at Houston
USA
Eugene Chang
University of Chicago
USA
Florence Lacaille
Necker Children’s Hospital
France
Debra Sudan
Duke University
USA
Christophe Chardot
Necker Children’s Hospital
France
Simon Lal
Northern Care Alliance
UK
Megan Sykes
Columbia University
USA
Valerie Cohran
Lurie Children’s Hospital
USA
Beth Logan
Boston Children’s Hospital
USA
Kelly Tappenden
University of Illinois at Chicago
USA
Roberto De Giorgio
University of Ferrara
Italy
Richard Magnus
Indiana University
USA
Akin Tekin
University of Miami
USA
Pierpaolo Di Cocco
University of Illinois at Chicago
USA
Lisa Mariano
University of Illinois at Chicago
USA
Ivo G. Tzvetanov
University of Chicago
USA
Gerard Dijkstra
University of Groningen
Netherlands
Camilia Martin
Cornell University
USA
Timothy Vanuytsel
University of Leuven
Belguim
Carlo DiLorenzo
Ohio State University
USA
Laura Matarese
East Carolina University
USA
Robert Venick
UCLA
USA
James Dunn
Stanford University
USA
James Mathew
Northwestern University
USA
Rodrigo Vianna
University of Miami
USA
Heather Eisele
University of Illinois at Chicago
USA
Cal Matsumoto
Georgetown University
USA
Paul Wales
University of Cincinnati
USA
Pablo Farinelli
University of Buenos Aires
Argentina
George Mazariegos
University of Pittsburgh
USA
Joshua Weiner
Columbia University
USA
Doug Farmer
UCLA
USA
Lisa Mellon
Royal College of Surgeons
Ireland
Yannick Wouters
Radboud University Medical Centre
Netherlands
Julia Foutz
United Network for Organ Sharing
USA
David Mercer
University of Nebraska
USA
Kazuhiko Yamada
Columbia University
USA