American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Site Reviewer Profiles

David W. Dietz, MD, FACS, FASCRS

David W. Dietz, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Cleveland, OH

Education

  • Graduate of Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency in general surgery at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Fellowship in colorectal surgery at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

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.


Linda Farkas, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Linda Farkas, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Dallas, TX

Education

  • Graduate of Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, IL
  • Residency in general surgery at the University of Illinois Chicago
  • Fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL

Dr. Farkas is the Chief of the Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery at UT Southwestern. 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.


Ron Landmann, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Ron Landmann, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Jacksonville, FL

Education

  • Graduate of Boston University School of Medicine
  • Residency at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York, NY
  • Fellowships in colon and rectal surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY and colon and rectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Weston, FL

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.


John Monson, MD, FRCS (Ire, Eng, Ed (Hon), Glas (Hon), FACS, FASCRS

John Monson, MD, FRCS (Ire, Eng, Ed (Hon), Glas (Hon), FACS, FASCRS

Orlando, FL

Education

  • Graduate of University of Dublin Trinity College School of Medicine
  • Residency at The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Fellowships at The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, University of Leeds in the UK, and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN

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.


Samuel Oommen, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Samuel Oommen, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Walnut Creek, CA

Education

  • Graduate of the Kamatak Medical College in Hubi, India
  • Residency at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY
  • Fellowship at the University of Texas in Houston, TX

Dr. Oommen is the Medical Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology at John Muir Health in Walnut Creek, CA. He believes that NAPRC accreditation demonstrates institutional commitment to providing the highest quality patient care by tracking outcome measures to best practice benchmarks.


Arnold M. Baskies, MD, FACS

Walter Peters Jr., MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS

Dallas, TX

Education

  • Graduate of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO
  • Residency and fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, MO

Dr. Peters is Vice-Chair of the Department of Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center and Vice-President, Surgery for Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas, TX. He thinks the main value of the accreditation process is that it requires programs to adopt a rigorous quality improvement mentality with careful attention to program performance metrics. Without such focus, Dr. Peters believes that true quality improvement is difficult to achieve.


Shankar Raman, MD, FACS, MS, FASCRS

Shankar Raman, MD, FACS, MS, FASCRS

Des Moines, IA

Education

  • Graduate of the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, India
  • Residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, NY
  • Fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

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.
Steven Tsoraides, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS

Steven Tsoraides, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS

Peoria, IL

Education

  • Graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
  • Residency at University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
  • Fellowship at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield

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.


Theodoros Voloyiannis, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Theodoros Voloyiannis, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Houston, TX

Education

  • Graduate of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX
  • Fellowship at University of Texas Houston Health Science Center Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery in Houston, TX

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.