Jillian Dirkes

Jillian Dirkes is a licensed clinical social worker and Program Manager of the Duke Smoking Cessation Program, part of the Duke Cancer Institute. She completed her graduate training in nonprofit management and clinical social work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ms. Dirkes oversees clinical operations of the Duke Smoking Cessation Program, […]

Andrea Pratt

Andrea Pratt is a licensed clinical social worker and tobacco treatment specialist in the Perioperative Anesthesia and Surgical Screening (PASS) Clinic at Duke University Health System. She offers tobacco cessation paired with psychotherapy and behavioral health treatment for perioperative patients with tobacco dependence. She also facilitates an eight-week mindfulness training for smokers group. Andrea earned her graduate degree […]

Jeffrey L. Gum

Dr. Gum specializes in Adult and Pediatric spine deformity surgery (Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Revision  Surgery) and Robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. Although he performs very complex  procedures, he also does all types of cervical and lumbar degenerative procedures.  Additionally, he performs cervical disc arthroplasty (artificial disc) procedures and minimally  invasive lumbar discectomies.  Dr. Gum completed his undergraduate […]

Vinod Dasa

Dr. Dasa completed his undergraduate and medical school in the 7 year combined degree program at Union College and Albany Medical College in New York. After completing medical school, Dr. Dasa trained in the State University at New York (SUNY) at Buffalo orthopaedic surgery residency program. In 2006 he furthered his training at the Insall […]

Vicki Morton

Director of Clinical and Quality Outcomes, Providence Anesthesiology Associates, Charlotte, NC

Viki Mitchell

Viki Mitchell is a consultant anaesthetist and divisional clinical director at University College London Hospitals. She co-authored the updated Difficult Airway Society Guidelines for the management difficult intubation and the DAS extubation guidelines.

Solomon Aronson

Solomon Aronson is a tenured professor at Duke University and Executive Vice Chairman in the Department of Anesthesiology. He earned his BS in molecular biology with distinction at the University of Wisconsin and his MD with honors in research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. After completing an anesthesiology residency including a year as chief […]

Paul E. Wischmeyer

Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Dept. of Anesthesiology Director of Perioperative Research, Duke Clinical Research Institute Director, Nutrition Support Service, Duke University Hospital Duke University School of Medicine Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC, is a perioperative, critical care, and nutrition physician who serves as a Professor of Anesthesiology and […]

Mike Grocott

Mike Grocott is the Professor of Anaesthesia Mike Grocott is the Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Southampton and an NIHR Senior Investigator. He is the UK NIHR Clinical Research Network national specialty lead for Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain and chairs the board of the National Institute of Academic […]

Monty Mythen

Smiths Medical Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care at University College London; Chair, Evidence Based Perioperative Medicine (EBPOM). Founding Editor-in-Chief of Perioperative Medicine; Editorial Board British Journal of Anaesthesia; Founding Editor-in-Chief TopMedTalk; Founding Board Member Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI).