SURGICAL MESH COMPLICATIONS | INJURED BY SURGICAL MESH, TAKE ACTION!
2ND ANNUAL CONFERENCE WASHINGTON, D.C.
OCTOBER 1 & 2, 2010
Dr. KevinPetersen is the founder of No Insurance Surgery, Inc. and Summerlin Surgical Associates, Inc., both of which are based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dr. Petersen was board certified by the American Board of Surgery in 1986 and then recertified in 1994. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Utah, department of Physics, he then earned his medical degree, with high honors, at TuftsUniversity, in Boston. Dr. Petersen received resident surgery training at the U.C.L.A.MedicalCenter, and completed a fellowship in Organ Transplant at Los Angeles County/USC Hospital. He served as chief resident while completing his surgery training at the ChicagoMedicalSchool. He has participated in the training of medical students and surgical residents as an assistant professor of Surgery at the ChicagoMedicalSchool, the Chicago School of Osteopathic Medicine, the Nevada School of Medicine and TouroUniversity in Nevada.
Dr. Petersenís career experience is over 10,000 major surgical procedures including 4,000 non-mesh hernia surgeries and 3,000 cancer operations and 4,000 other operations for treating a variety of life threatening conditions. He has a particular interest in non-mesh hernia repair and treatment of hernia mesh complications. Dr. Petersen has been performing surgery for uninsured patients for his entire twenty-five year career. Recently the number of patients seeking this kind of care has dramatically increased and in response to this Dr. Petersen has formed No Insurance Surgery, Inc and now only accepts new patients without insurance (he has, however, retained all of his old insured patients).
Kenneth W. Goodman, Ph.D., is founder and director of the University of Miami Bioethics Program and its Pan American Bioethics Initiative and co-director of the universityís Ethics Programs, including its Business Ethics Program. The Ethics Programs have recently been designated a World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Ethics and Global Health Policy, one of six in the world and the only one in the United States. Dr. Goodman is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami with appointments in the Department of Philosophy, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Nursing and Health Studies and Department of Anesthesiology. He chairs the Ethics Committee of the American Medical Informatics Association, for which organization he co-founded the Ethical, Legal and Social Issues Working Group.
Dr.Goodman is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, the only philosopher or ethicist to be elected. His research has emphasized issues in health information technology, including bioinformatics or the use of computers in genetics, and in epidemiology and public health. He has published a book about ethics and evidence-based medicine for Cambridge University Press, co-authored a book of case studies in ethics and health computing for Springer-Verlag and co-authored another volume of case studies, in ethics in public health, for the American Public Health Association.
He has also co-authored a book on artificial intelligence, edited a book on ethics and medical computing, co-edited a volume on artificial intelligence, and published and presentedhundreds of papers in bioethics, including end-of-life care, the philosophy of science, and computing
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