21Jul

Zack Shinar, M.D.

Zack Shinar, M.D.

Board-Certified Emergency Physician, Sharp Memorial Hospital

Dr. Shinar is chair of emergency medicine at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California. He has helped pioneer extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation for patients in cardiac arrests. Dr. Shinar has published extensively in the field of resuscitation and is co-editor of the recently released ELSO ECPR textbook. His recent paper in the Journal of Emergency Medicine has given credence to emergency physician initiated ECMO. Dr. Shinar hosts the EDECMO podcast, co-chairs the Emergency ECMO program, directs the ECMO/REBOA conference “Reanimate”, and speaks around the world on the subject.

Richard Sacra, M.D.

Richard Sacra, M.D.Humanitarian Physician and Ebola SurvivorDr. Sacra has served…

21Jul

Thomas H. Marshburn, M.D.

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Thomas H. Marshburn, M.D.

Emergency Room Physician, NASA Astronaut, and Aquanaut

Dr. Marshburn was selected by NASA in 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Davidson College, North Carolina; a Masters in Engineering Physics from the University of Virginia; a Doctorate of Medicine from Wake Forest University; and a Masters in Medical Science from the University of Texas Medical Branch. The North Carolina native is a veteran of two spaceflights, STS-127 and Expedition 34/35.

Before becoming an astronaut, Dr. Marshburn served as a NASA Representative to the Harvard/MIT Smart Medical Systems Team of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, he worked as the Lead Flight Surgeon for Expedition 7 in 2003, supporting from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Houston. He has also served as Medical Operations Lead for the space station, where his responsibilities included the development of the biomedical training program for flight surgeons and astronaut crew medical officers, and managing the station’s Health Maintenance System.

In addition to space travel, in May 2010, Marshburn served as an aquanaut during the NEEMO 14 mission aboard the Aquarius underwater laboratory, living and working underwater for fourteen days.

Richard Sacra, M.D.

Richard Sacra, M.D.Humanitarian Physician and Ebola SurvivorDr. Sacra has served…

21Jul

Sameer Nagda, M.D., M.B.A.

Sameer Nagda, M.D., M.B.A.

2021 and 2016, United States Olympic Women’s Soccer Team – Team Physician
2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion, Team USA – Team Physician
Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Surgeon – Knee, Shoulder, Elbow

Dr. Sameer Nagda is a Sports Medicine and shoulder specialist at the Anderson Clinic, and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He evaluates and surgically treats problems of the knee, shoulder, and elbow. He has particular interest and expertise in arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery, shoulder instability surgery, Tommy John surgery, and shoulder replacements. He performs both regular shoulder replacements and reverse shoulder replacements, used mainly for patients with arthritis and irreparable rotator cuff tears. In addition to his clinical practice, he is the team physician for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team and was part of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion Team in 2019. He traveled with the team to the 2021 and 2016 Summer Olympics. He has also been a physician in the Washington Nationals organization for 7 years.

Richard Sacra, M.D.

Richard Sacra, M.D.Humanitarian Physician and Ebola SurvivorDr. Sacra has served…

21Jul

Richard Sacra, M.D.

Richard Sacra, M.D.

Humanitarian Physician and Ebola Survivor

Dr. Sacra has served as a medical missionary in Liberia, West Africa, since 1995. His many contributions include caring for patients; training nurses, medical students and interns; leadership development; and helping to increase the hospital’s response to HIV and AIDS, including starting a counselling program for patients living with the virus. He is also helping to develop a Christian Family Practice Residency training program for Liberian doctors. Despite his years of saving lives in Liberia, Dr. Sacra has become renowned for having survived Ebola in the autumn of 2014. Dr. Sacra has returned to Liberia to continue treating patients.

Richard Sacra, M.D.

Richard Sacra, M.D.Humanitarian Physician and Ebola SurvivorDr. Sacra has served…

21Jul

Pardis Sabeti, M.D., Ph.D.

Pardis Sabeti, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Harvard School of Public Health Institute
Member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Dr. Sabeti is a computational geneticist who has created some of the most widely used algorithms to mine genomes for instances of human adaptation and created powerful molecular tools to clarify their biology. In 2014, she was named a TIME magazine “Person of the Year” as an Ebola fighter and in 2015 was one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People. Dr. Sabeti completed her undergraduate degree at MIT, her graduate work at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and her medical degree at Harvard Medical School.

Richard Sacra, M.D.

Richard Sacra, M.D.Humanitarian Physician and Ebola SurvivorDr. Sacra has served…

21Jul

Michael S. Brown, M.D.

Michael S. Brown, M.D.

Winner, 1985 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Recipient, 1988 National Medal of Science

Dr. Brown co-discovered the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor, which controls cholesterol in the blood and in cells. He showed that mutations in this receptor cause familial hypercholesterolemia, a disorder that leads to premature heart attacks. His work laid the groundwork for drugs called statins, which block cholesterol synthesis, increase LDL receptors, lower blood cholesterol, and prevent heart attacks. Statins are taken daily by more than 20 million people worldwide.

Richard Sacra, M.D.

Richard Sacra, M.D.Humanitarian Physician and Ebola SurvivorDr. Sacra has served…

21Jul

Michael R. Barratt, M.D.

Michael R. Barratt, M.D.

NASA Astronaut and Two-Time Space Traveler

Dr. Barratt is an American physician and a NASA astronaut. Specializing in aerospace medicine, Barratt served as a flight surgeon for NASA before his selection as an astronaut and has played a role in developing NASA’s space medicine programs for both the Shuttle-Mir Program and International Space Station. His first spaceflight was a long-duration mission to the International Space Station, as a Flight Engineer in the Expedition 19 and 20 crew. In March
2011, Barratt completed his second spaceflight as a crew member of STS-133.
Dr. Barratt and his work aboard the International Space Station is the closest thing to being a real-life Dr. McCoy from Star Trek.

Richard Sacra, M.D.

Richard Sacra, M.D.Humanitarian Physician and Ebola SurvivorDr. Sacra has served…

21Jul

Joachim Frank, Ph.D.

Joachim Frank, Ph.D.

2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Joachim Frank, Ph.D., is a professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, and Distinguished Professor of the State University of New York at Albany. Born and educated in Germany, in his doctoral research he developed methods of digital image analysis that applied to electron microscopes. Fundamental processes of life are governed by a number of complicated molecules and the electron microscope, which uses electron beams instead of light, expands the possibilities to image these molecules. However, electron beams destroy biological structures. Between 1975 and 1986, Dr. Frank developed a method for analyzing and merging blurry two-dimensional images of the electron microscope into a sharp three-dimensional image. Electron microscope images provide knowledge that is important for the development of pharmaceuticals, among other things.

Richard Sacra, M.D.

Richard Sacra, M.D.Humanitarian Physician and Ebola SurvivorDr. Sacra has served…

21Jul

Jeffrey Madoff

B. Jeffrey Madoff

Founder, Madoff Productions
Bestselling Author of “Creative Careers: Making a Living With Your Ideas”
Playwright and theater producer of “Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical

Jeffrey Madoff is the founder of Madoff Productions, which collaborates with ad agencies, public relations firms, and individual clients to produce commercials, branded content, and live streaming events. Mr. Madoff began his career as a fashion designer. He was chosen as one of the top 10 designers in the U.S. then switched careers to film and video production. Madoff edited and directed award-winning commercials, documentaries, and web content around the world for clients such as Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret, Tiffany, Radio City, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Harvard University, and Weill Cornell Medical College. Madoff authored “Creative Careers: Making a Living With Your Ideas” an Amazon Bestseller based on the class he developed and teaches at Parsons School of Design, in NYC. Madoff is also a playwright and theater producer. His play “Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical”, based on the life of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend Lloyd Price will have its world premiere in February of 2022 at People’s Light Theater.

Richard Sacra, M.D.

Richard Sacra, M.D.Humanitarian Physician and Ebola SurvivorDr. Sacra has served…

21Jul

Larry Brilliant, M.D., M.P.H

Larry Brilliant, M.D., M.P.H

Founder and CEO of Pandefense Advisory, epidemiologist, philanthropist
2006 TED Prize
2008 TIME 100 Most Influential People

Dr. Larry Brilliant is a physician and epidemiologist, senior advisor at Skoll Foundation, CEO of Pandefense Advisory, and a CNN Medical Analyst. He co-founded the Seva Foundation, whose programs have given back sight to more than 5 million blind people. Dr. Brilliant was an associate professor of epidemiology and international health planning at the University of Michigan. He was a key member of the successful WHO Smallpox Eradication Programme for SE Asia as well as the WHO Polio Eradication Programme. He was the founding chairman of the National Biosurveillance Advisory Subcommittee, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Agenda Council on Catastrophic Risk, and a “First Responder” for CDC’s bio-terrorism response effort. Dr. Brilliant is the author of “Sometimes Brilliant,” a memoir about working to eradicate smallpox, and a guide to managing vaccination programs entitled “The Management of Smallpox Eradication.”

Richard Sacra, M.D.

Richard Sacra, M.D.Humanitarian Physician and Ebola SurvivorDr. Sacra has served…