Medical Advisory Board

Our Medical Advisory Board consists of ten individuals who’ve achieved recognition in the field of intestinal rehabilitation and/or complex disease management. As board members, they are committed to the goals of the LIFT-ECHO Project to improve outcomes in intestinal failure by ‘democratizing knowledge’. The Board collectively strive to design each teleECHO clinic with the goal of maximizing participant learning and satisfaction. The Board also sees an important role to analyze the impact and reach of LIFT-ECHO to achieve maximal benefit for clinicians and their patients.

Kishore Iyer
Director, Adult and Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation, Mount Sinai; Surgical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplantation; Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Project Lead, LIFT-ECHO
Joan Bishop
Executive Director-General, Financial and Policy Concerns, The Oley Foundation; Conference Coordinator, The Oley Foundation
Anthony Bonagura, MD
National Medical Director for Transplantation and Congenital Heart Disease, Optum; Senior Medical Director, Optum Operations
John K. DiBaise, MD, FACG
Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine; Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona
Lisa Metzger
Editor of the Lifeline Letter, The Oley Foundation; Director of Community Engagement, The Oley Foundation
Ronald Potts, MD
Quality Improvement Medical Director, Kaiser Permanente National Transplant Services; Chief Medical Officer, INTERLINK COE Networks and Programs
Douglas L. Seidner, MD, AGAF, FACG, CNSC
Director, Clinical Nutrition Fellowship Program at the Center for Human Nutrition, Cleveland Clinic; Member of the Nutrition Committee for the Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
Michelle M. Spangenburg, MS, RD
Director of Education and Research, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)
Kelly Anne Tappenden, PhD, RD
Professor and Head of the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition, University of Illinois-Chicago
Marion F. Winkler, PhD, RD, LDN, CNSC
Associate Professor, Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Surgical Nutrition Specialist, Department of Surgery and Nutritional Support Service at Rhode Island Hospital