Speakers

distinguished speakers from the US

The 2017 Western Pediatric Trauma Conference will feature nationally known speakers specializing in areas of emergency medicine, critical care, neurosurgery, and plastic surgery as it relates to care of the trauma patient.

Speaker Information

P. David Adelson, MD FACS FAAP
Professor of Neurosurgery
University of Arizona
Adjunct Professor of Biological and Health Systems
Arizona State University
Medical Director, Barrow Neurological Institute
Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona

Jonathan I. Groner, MD
Professor of Surgery
Ohio State University
Medical Director, Trauma Program
Medical Director
Center Pediatric Trauma Research
Attending Physician, Burn Program
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, Ohio

Stephen J. Fenton, MD FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Utah
Medical Director, Trauma Program
Primary Children’s Hospital
Salt Lake City, Utah

Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf, MD FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota
Medical Director
Department of Pain Medicine
Palliative Care and Intergrative Medicine
Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Paul B. Harrison, MD FACS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Kansas
Medical Director, Trauma Care
Wesley Medical Center
Wichita, Kansas

Jared W. Henricksen, MD
Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine
University of Utah
Medical Director, Simulation
Primary Children’s Hospital
Salt Lake City, Utah

Aaron R. Jensen, MD MEd
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Southern California
Attending Physician, Pediatric Surgery
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Sigmund J. Kharasch, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard University
Attending Physician
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Nathan Kuppermann, MD MPH
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
University of California San Francisco
Chair, Executive Committee
Global Pediatric Emergency Research Network
Chair, Council of Chairs
Bo Tomas Brofeldt Endowed Chair,
Department of Emergency Medicine
UC Davis Health System
Sacramento, California

Lillian F. Liao, MD MPH
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Texas
Medical Director
Pediatric Trauma and Burn Program
University Children’s Health
San Antonio, Texas

R. Todd Maxson, MD FACS
Professor of Surgery
University of Arkansas
Medical Director, Trauma and Burn Services
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Little Rock, Arkansas

Mehdi K. Mazaheri, MD PC
Attending Physician, Pediatric Surgery
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona

Craig A. Press, MD PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
Director of Pediatric Neurocritical Care
University of Colorado
Attending Physician, Pediatric-Neurology
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, Colorado

David L. Rothberg, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopedics
University of Utah
Attending Physician, Orthopedics
Primary Children’s Hospital
Salt Lake City, Utah

Shari Rybak, MBA RN CEN CPEN TCRN
Clinical Manager, Emergency Services
and Pediatric Liaison
Banner Health Systems
Adjunct Faculty – Pediatric and Leadership
Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona

Ronald M. Stewart, MD FACS
Professor of Surgery
University of Texas
Dr. Witten B. Russ Chair
Vice Chair, Governor’s Emergency Medical Service and Trauma Advisory Council
Chair, American College of Surgeons
Committee on Trauma
San Antonio, Texas

Jason Stoneback, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopedics
Director, Limb Restoration Program
Director
Orthopedic Trauma and Fracture Surgery
University of Colorado
Director, Orthopedic Trauma Program
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, Colorado

David W. Tellez, MD FCCM
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Clinical Health
University of Arizona
Pediatric Intensivist
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Medical Director, Pediatric Services Air Evac
Major Liaison, Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Network
Phoenix, Arizona

Jeffery Upperman, MD FAAP FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Dean for Faculty Diversity
University of Southern Colorado
Medical Director, Trauma Program
Associate Chief of Pediatric Surgery
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Planning Committee – Board of Directors and Faculty

Steven Moulton, MD, FACS, FAAP
Professor of Surgery – University of Colorado
Medical Director, Trauma and Burn Programs
Children’s Hospital Colorado

David Notrica, MD, FACS, FAAP
Associate Professor of Surgery – University of Arizona – Phoenix
Assistant Professor of Surgery – Mayo College
Trauma Medical Director
Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Eric R. Scaife, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery – University of Utah 
Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Primary Children’s Hospital

Planning Committee – Members

Children’s Hospital Colorado
Ray A. Cuellar, BSBA

John Recicar, BSN MBA MHA

Jason Stoneback, MD

Children’s Hospital Minnesota

Melea Anderson, RN

David Hirschman, MD

Nathan Kreykes, MD

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Aaron Jensen, MD

Children’s Hospital Orange County

David Gibbs, MD

Amy Waunch, RN

Maricopa Integrated Health System

Summer Magoteaux, BSN RN

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Todd Nickoles, MBA, BSN

Jessica Sweitzer, Trauma Events Coordinator

David W. Tellez, MD FCCM

Primary Children’s Hospital

Stephen J. Fenton, MD FACS

Kris Hansen, BSN RN

Hilary Hewes, MD

Carrie Roberts, BS

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Sue Fortier, RN

St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital

Sharon Chow, MN RN CPEN

University Health System – San Antonio

Lillian Liao, MD

Jenny Oliver, RN