Speakers

Dr. Julie Heimbach

Dr. Julie Heimbach

Dr. Julie Heimbach is a professor of surgery and Chair of the Division of Transplantation Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. She is an abdominal transplant surgeon who has focused on living donor liver transplantation and liver transplantation for hilar cholangiocarcinoma. Dr Heimbach has also been very active in organ allocation policy development at the national level, having previously served on the Board of Directors for the OPTN/UNOS from 2014-2017 and currently serving as the chair of the OPTN/UNOS Liver Committee. In addition, Dr Heimbach serves as an Associate Editor of American Journal of Transplantation, and serves on the board of American Society of Transplant Surgeons, and was previously on the governing board of the AASLD.


Dr. Elliott Tapper

Dr. Elliott Tapper

Dr. Elliott Tapper is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Michigan. His clinical activity and research efforts focus on the clinical and patient reported outcomes of patients with cirrhosis. He receives funding from NIH, PCORI, and industry. He promotes liver research on Twitter with the handle @ebtapper


Dr. Ebru Kaya

Dr. Ebru Kaya

Dr. Ebru Kaya completed her specialization in palliative medicine in London in 2006 and she has been working at UHN since 2007. She is currently the site lead physician for palliative care at Toronto General Hospital and program director for the residency program in palliative medicine and the co-director for the clinical fellowship program in palliative care at the University of Toronto. She is also the Treasurer for the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians.


Dr. Satya Dash

Dr. Satya Dash
Dr. Satya Dash attended Medical School at St. Bartholomew’s, London UK followed by Internal Medicine training in Adelaide, Australia and Southampton, UK. Endocrinology training and MRC(UK) funded PhD in Cambridge, UK. PhD in the Genetics of severe insulin resistance, Supervisor Sir Stephen O’ Rahilly. Heart &Stroke Foundation/BBDC funded Postdoc in Toronto: Supervisor Dr. Gary Lewis: In vivo physiology of glucose and lipid metabolism.

Currently: Staff Physician, Assistant Professor since 2016 at UHN/UofT . Also Medical Director of the Bariatric clinic and Diabetes Canada New Investigator

Current research interests: etiology and treatment of obesity and associated cardiometabolic disease in humans

Current Funding: TGHRI, Diabetes Canada, McLaughlin Center