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March 20, 2021 Keynote speaker

Dr. Charles j. Lockwood, Md

Dean of University of south Florida Morsani College of medicine

Dr. Charles J. Lockwood is Senior Vice President for USF Health, Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Public Health at the University of South Florida.  He also serves as an Executive Vice President at Tampa General Hospital. Previously he was Dean at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and chaired Ob/Gyn departments at Yale and New York University. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University, received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s in Healthcare Management from the Harvard School of Public Health. Lockwood served his Ob/Gyn residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, a Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at Yale and a post-doctoral research fellowship at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.  His research has been funded by over two decades of federal and foundation support.  He has published over 300 peer-reviewed publications (Google H-index of 79; 22,313 citations), 280 editorials, chapters and invited reviews, co-authored 5 monographs and co-edited 6 textbooks, 3 with multiple editions. He is credited with the leading the research team that discovered fetal fibronectin as a predictor of impending preterm birth and discovering the role of stromal cell tissue factor expression in regulating endometrial hemostasis and menstruation.



Lockwood has also on multiple journal editorial boards and is the long-standing Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary OB/GYN where his editorials have won six national publication awards. He has chaired and/or served on numerous NIH and FDA review panels, been an examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, chaired multiple American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) committees, and serves as a medical school accreditation reviewer for LCME. He has also served as president of the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) and the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society and currently serves on the National Board of the March of Dimes and the Foundation Board of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM). He is a member of the Sigma Xi and Alpha Omega Alpha research and medical honor societies, respectively, been named to national and regional “Best Doctors” lists annually since 1995, and has received multiple research awards including the SRI’s Distinguished Scientist Award, the NICHD Frontiers in Reproduction Beacon Award and the SMFM Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a recipient of the U.S. FDA Advisory Committee Service Award and ACOG’s Public Service Award for his “enduring commitment to women’s health.” He has been elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the U.S. National Academy of Medicine.

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March 27, 2021 Keynote speaker

Dr. Linda Lee, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Linda Lee is a double board-certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.  She completed her surgical residency at the Harvard Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery combined program, followed by subspecialized fellowship training in facial plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, MD.  She was born and raised in Houston, Texas, where she completed medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.


After fellowship, Dr. Lee returned to Boston and joined the faculty with the many mentors who trained her.  Her practice is part-time academic, where she works with Harvard Otolaryngology surgical residents, facial plastic surgery fellows, and Harvard medical students.  She is also part time private practice with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, where she is the Associate Chief of Plastic Surgery.  She sees patients with both reconstructive and cosmetic concerns.  Her practice focuses on cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty, skin cancer reconstruction, injectables for treatment of aging face, necklifts and facelifts, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), hair transplants for alopecia, and facial trauma repair.  


Dr. Lee is passionate about global surgery, and during residency, she received a humanitarian scholarship to fund her first surgical mission trip where she realized the incredible difference surgeons can make with mission trips to countries with limited access to healthcare. For the past 10 years, she has continued surgical mission work in Rwanda, Ecuador, and Brazil.  


Dr. Lee is married to a Harvard Anesthesiologist and mom to 2 amazing little boys.  She has been fortunate to have some of the best mentors during her surgical training, and Dr. Lee is passionate about medical education and surgical training.  She recognizes the many hurdles to becoming a female surgeon in private practice or academics while balancing the privilege of having a family, and she is grateful for those ahead of her (male and female) who encouraged her to pursue her dreams in every aspect of her life.

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March 28, 2021 Keynote speaker

Dr. David Langer, MD

Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Lenox hill hospital

Nationally and internationally recognized as a leading neurosurgeon and an expert in cerebral revascularization and cerebral aneurysms, Dr. Langer brings more than 22 years of experience to his highly personalized, direct patient care practice. One of the few cerebral bypass surgeons in the country, Dr. Langer has published award-winning work in numerous peer-reviewed publications and has spoken nationally and internationally on vascular disorders, such as aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the brain.

A third-generation physician, Dr. Langer attended the University of Pennsylvania to receive  both his undergraduate and medical school degrees, where he also stayed to complete his neurosurgical residency under the direction of Eugene Flamm, MD. He later joined Dr. Flamm at a new neurosurgical institute in New York City in 1998. Dr. Langer also completed a mid-career fellowship at the University at Buffalo in cerebrovascular disease treatment, including aneurysms, AVMs, and carotid disease.

In 2013, Dr. Langer was recruited as director of neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. His mission was to develop a world-class department built upon talent, empathy, and culture. Since then, the department has evolved to land Lenox Hill Hospital among U.S. News & World Report’s top 50 hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery, due in large part to the people, process, and culture of the Lenox Hill team. He also maintains an active practice in spinal disease and benign brain tumors, including acoustic neuromas and meningiomas. Dr. Langer is committed to innovation and bringing the highest quality technology to the operating room; in fact, he spent a week in Japan helping to develop the 3D exoscope device, which he named “the future of operative neurosurgery.”

Dr. Langer has been recognized as a Top Doctor and Best Doctor by numerous publications and has a global reputation in neurosurgical excellence. He is currently an investigator for several research studies and a peer-reviewer for the journals Neurosurgery and Operative Neurosurgery. Dr. Langer is a member of the Society of Neurological Surgeons (SNS) as well as the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), and the cerebrovascular subsection of these organizations. In addition, Dr. Langer serves on the editorial board for Operative Neurosurgery’s digital platforms in the journal’s “Surgical Video” section.

Dr. Langer was featured in Lenox Hill, a Netflix Originals docuseries that shadows four doctors as they balance their personal lives and their dedication to their patients. The series provides an honest and empathetic look into his role as a neurosurgeon in New York City. Dr. Langer has appeared on CNN, FOX, ABC and CBS, as well as Dr. Oz, to offer his neurosurgical expertise to the public. He has also been frequently quoted in The New York Times and numerous other print news sources. In November 2015, Dr. Langer was featured in The Wall Street Journal article "What Patients Need to Remember After Leaving the Hospital" for his innovative technology to record the crucial steps of a patient's experience in the hospital. Most recently, Dr. Langer spearheaded a global summer internship program, BRAINterns, offering free virtual education to high school through medical students due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Adapting to a new way of teaching, Dr. Langer and his team offered more than 15,000 students shadowing experience through virtual webinars, academic seminars and live neurosurgical procedures.

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Past Keynote Speakers

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Dr. Hostetler, MD, is a retired board-certified Family Physician in Tampa, FL. Dr. Hostetler graduated from the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo and has been in practice since the early 1980s. He completed a residency at the Medical Center of Central Georgia. He started his career as a country doctor and has been on the faculty at

two medical schools including USF.

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Dr. David E. Halpern, MD., FACS, is a remarkable doctor, who holds certificates in plastic and reconstructive surgery, general surgery and micro-hand surgery. Since graduating medical school from New York University, he has trained at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and the University

of Southern California.


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