Walnut Creek, CA
Dr. Piyush Aggarwal is a colon and rectal surgeon and serves as the Medical Director, GI Oncology at John Muir Health in Walnut Creek, California. He believes accreditation helps to establish baseline quality benchmarks and assures patients of the program's commitment towards providing high-quality cancer care.
Dr. Aggarwal became a NAPRC Site Reviewer to help programs attain the highest standards in the management of rectal cancers and to learn and disseminate best practices to rectal cancer programs. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and cooking.
Dr. Cory Barrat is the Chief of Colorectal Surgery and Regional Medical Director, Oncology Service Line, Bon Secours Mercy Health in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dr. Barrat believes that working towards NAPRC accreditation helps to lay the groundwork and set the standard towards improved patient care. Dr. Barrat became a NAPRC Site Reviewer to help programs of all sizes achieve better patient outcomes and standardize high-quality rectal cancer care for all.
Dr. Dietz is Chief of Colorectal Surgery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Vice President of System Surgery Quality at University Hospitals, and Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Dietz believes accreditation helps ensure that all patients in the United States have access to high quality and consistent cancer care.
Dr. Farkas is the Vice-Chair of Quality and Patient Experience and Director of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Augusta University. She believes the NAPRC accreditation process will help to elevate health care in the United States, through the setting of common standards for care and the sharing and implementation of best practices across institutions.
Dr. Kaminski is the Director of Clinical Programs at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Digestive Health Institute, in Chicago, IL. He became an NAPRC site reviewer in order to impact the quality of rectal cancer care on a national level, as well as to share ideas among leaders in the field and elevate rectal cancer care throughout all institutions involved in the United States.
Altamonte Springs, FL
Dr. Kelly is a colorectal surgeon at AdventHealth Medical Group in Altamonte Springs, FL. He became an NAPRC site reviewer in order to work collaboratively with other groups to share best practices, deal with the challenges of the accreditation process and improve outcomes for rectal cancer patients.
Dr. Landmann is Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgical Oncology at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center in Jacksonville, FL. He believes that all patients deserve the absolute best quality care and outcomes and views the NAPRC site reviewer role as an opportunity for frontline surgeons and clinicians to interact with others around the country, share best practices, and disseminate that information widely to assure standardized and high-quality cancer care for all.
Dr. Kenneth Meredith is the Chief of Surgical Oncology, Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology and serves as the NAPRC Program Director at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, Jellison Cancer Institute. Dr. Meredith believes accreditation helps to standardize care to ensure rectal cancer patients receive quality care. He became a NAPRC Site Reviewer to help programs achieve their goal towards accreditation in rectal cancer care.
In his free time, Dr. Meredith enjoys coaching and playing soccer, weight training, and skiing.
Dr. Monson is Executive Director for Colorectal Surgery at AdventHealth Orlando and Director of the Digestive Health and Surgical Advancement Institute. He believes that unified standard setting is a critical component of ensuring that patients have consistent access to the best care and optimal outcomes. Dr. Monson believes that only by engaging directly with hospitals and assisting them in the development of clinical programs can standards be improved.
Dr. Surya Nalamati is a colorectal surgery specialist and serves as Rectal Cancer Program Director, as well as the Program Director of the Colorectal Surgery Fellowship Program at Henry Ford Hospital. Additionally, he serves on the Michigan State Board of Medicine Disciplinary Subcommittee, and is an Associate Clinical Professor at Michigan State University and Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Dr. Nalamati believes NAPRC Accreditation helps to facilitate institutes in the delivery of the highest quality of care by providing a standardized framework for treatment. “Being a site reviewer gives me the privilege of observing the delivery of rectal cancer care across different clinical settings and I have the opportunity to share best practices among other programs to enhance patient care.”
In his free time, Dr. Nalamati enjoys traveling, hiking, and photography.
Des Moines, IA
Dr. Raman is the Physician Lead of Surgery and Subspecialties at MercyOne Central Iowa in Des Moines. He believes that NAPRC accreditation helps promote excellence in rectal cancer care through multidisciplinary collaboration and the standardization of processes based on the best evidence. Dr. Raman became a site reviewer so that he could serve programs aiming to achieve excellence by sharing best practices and helping them identify and overcome the challenges of the accreditation process.
Dr. Stewart is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Section Chief of Colorectal Surgery at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He believes the process of obtaining and maintaining NAPRC accreditation improves the care that patients with rectal cancer receive from cancer programs.
Dr. Tsoraides is Chief of the Section of Colorectal Surgery and Program Director of the Surgery Residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Dr. Tsoraides believes that NAPRC accreditation provides a framework of excellence for the entire care team. He became a site reviewer so that he could contribute to raising the level of care for patients, while helping other health care professionals in the process.
Dr. Voloyiannis is the HCA Houston Healthcare regional medical director of complex gastrointestinal surgery in Houston, Texas. He believes that NAPRC accreditation mandates the highest patient care and quality standards from all specialties involved in the treatment of rectal cancer, including pathology, radiology, medical oncology, radiation oncology and colorectal surgery. In his role as a site reviewer, Dr. Voloyiannis welcomes the opportunity to partner with other program physicians in their work to continually evaluate and improve rectal cancer patient care.