Have an attendance code?Submit This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending. Contributors Elizabeth Breen, MD Dr. Elizabeth Breen Dr. Breen is a member of the Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA where she also serves at the Colon and Rectal Residency Program Director. Anjali Kumar, MD Dr. Anjali Kumar Dr. Kumar was recruited from an academic practice in Washington DC to initiate and direct a Colorectal Surgery Program at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA. She served in this role for 2.5 years. She was the co-Chair of the Program Committee for the 2017 Annual Meeting in her hometown of Seattle. Prior to that she Chaired the ASCRS Young Surgeons Committee for three years. Originally from Seattle, she went to the University of Washington for undergraduate and medical school. She completed general surgery residency at the University of California San Francisco East Bay program in Oakland, CA. She did two years of cancer research at University of California San Francisco Mt. Zion campus, during which time she was awarded several grants and won the UCSF Chancellors Award for the Advancement of Women. She serves on the Research and Grants Committee for SAGES, as well as the Social Media committee for ASCRS. She is an alumnae of the Seattle Girls' Choir, which she joined in 1985. She now sings with (and serves as Board President of) Ancora, a Seattle-based Women's Chamber Choir. In her new role as Clinical Education Director, Surgery for Washington State University, she is working with a leadership team to create the curriculum for Undergraduate Medical Education and Graduate Medical Education in surgery which will be carried out in rural and underserved areas of her home state of Washington, centering around WSU's four clinical campuses: Everett, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver. Her clinical and research interests in Colon & Rectal Surgery include non-operative management of rectal cancer, advanced endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic techniques, reduction of pain and suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases and management of complex pelvic floor / functional disorders. Follow her on Twitter @anjukumd Daniel Popowich, MD Dr. Popowich received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology Human Biology from Emory University in 1999. He then received his MD from Thomas Jefferson University in 2003. Following this he finished a 7 year general surgery residence program at Northwestern in Chicago completed in 2010. Dr. Popowich then completed a one year colorectal surgery residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in NYC. Having completed his training, Dr. Popowich worked at Tufts Medical Center in Boston Mass for two years before returning to Mt. Sinai Hospital where he worked from July 2013 to August 2019. In August 2019 Dr. Popowich began working at St. Francis Hospital in Long Island as the Chief of Colon and Rectal surgery for the Catholic Health Systems. Dr. Popowich's clinical focus has been in exploring and pushing the limits of minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic, single port laparoscopic and robotic techniques) to all aspects (routine and complex) colorectal disease. He has authored several books, book chapters and peer reviewed articles on these and other topics. Additionally Dr. Popowich has presented his work at several national and international conferences through various surgical societies.