Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Symposium
1.How does ERAS vary from specialty to specialty?
2.How does ERAS complement BSWH strategies and Values?
3.How do standardised preoperative workflows benefit our care providers and patients?
Dr. Fichera is a professor in the Department of Surgery and a nationally-renowned,...Read More
Dr. Fichera is a professor in the Department of Surgery and a nationally-renowned, board-certified colorectal surgeon specializing in the latest surgical techniques and research. Dr. Fichera is leading the UW Medicine initiative to further develop and expand the Colorectal Surgery and Surgical Oncology Programs. Dr. Fichera received his Doctorate with academic honors from the Catholic University of Rome, Italy and completed his internship and residency in general surgery at the 2nd University of Rome and at the University of Chicago, followed by fellowship training in colorectal surgery at Mt. Sinai in New York. Before moving to the University of Washington's Department of Surgery in 2012, Dr. Fichera spent the last 10 years at University of Chicago Medical Center.Show Less
Charlette Hart has worked at Baylor Scott & White Health for 6 years as a trauma nurse, surgical...Read More
Charlette Hart has worked at Baylor Scott & White Health for 6 years as a trauma nurse, surgical line nursing educator, and now in surgical quality as the leader of the system’s ERAS initiative.Show Less
Walter R. Peters, Jr.
Walter R. Peters, Jr., MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS is Chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery...Read More
Walter R. Peters, Jr., MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS is Chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery and Co-Director of the Rectal Cancer Research and Treatment Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Peters has extensive expertise and experience in the management of a variety of colon and rectal diseases. His interests include the surgical treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, colon cancer, rectal cancer and anal cancer. His research interests have focused on the development of laparoscopic colorectal surgery and improving the quality and safety of surgical care. Dr. Peters has been involved with several research projects that have resulted in numerous publications and presentations at national meetings. He is active on the national level in several professional organizations. After completing his training at Washington University in St. Louis, he practiced in Columbia, Missouri for over 27 years and taught at the University of Missouri. He joined the staff at Baylor University School of Medicine to become more involved in surgical training. Currently he is a clinical Associate Professor at Texas A&M College of Medicine.Show Less