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VoyagerMed Medical Innovation Summit September 23, 2016

We cordially invite you to attend the VoyagerMed Medical Innovation Summit 2016

VoyagerMed provides people across the globe with access to some of the top U.S. specialists and cutting-edge medical treatments. Please join us in fulfilling our mission to help bring people closer to their cure.


The VoyagerMed Medical Innovation Summit will bring together leading medical specialists, from some of the most prestigious medical centers, to present and discuss the latest advancements and treatments available in oncology, orthopedics, cardiology, fertility, spine and plastic surgery. With a mix of global attendees, our focus will be to explore some of the latest medical innovations and to discuss how we can help patients from all over the world access these life-changing medical treatments.

The primary goal of the summit is to foster an open dialogue between doctors and members of the community to discuss new approaches in health and the delivery of these innovations as they apply to the patient.


  • Event reception: Thursday, September 22nd at 7:30 p.m. – 747 Third Avenue 2nd Floor
  • Formal conference: Friday, September 23rd from 7:30 am to 5pm – 417 Fifth Avenue
  • Medical innovation meeting: Saturday, September 24th from 9am to 3:00 p.m. Please note:  SATURDAY is ONLY open to the medical community (MDs and their representatives).

Event Organizers:

Anthony Girand, CEO -Meghan Porter, COO – Struan Coleman, MD – Bryan Hanypsiak, MD – David Lundquist – Amor Diaz – Ghita Seffar –

Confirmed Speakers

Lunch Keynote: Steven Krein, CEO and Co-Founder of StartupHealth

Steven, a successful long time entrepreneur, is co-founder, Chairman and CEO of OrganizedWisdom, and previously cofounded and was Chairman and CEO of, Inc., a global online advertising, direct marketing and technology company which was founded as Webstakes, Inc. in 1996, went public on Nasdaq in 1999 and was acquired by iVillage, Inc in 2002. was named to Deloitte & Touche’s prestigious 2002 “Technology Fast 50”, ranking it as one of the fastest growing technology companies in New York City. In less than four years, the company generated more than $27 million in annual revenue, built a membership of more than 20 million consumers, attracted blue-chip clients and advertisers such as Kraft Foods, Bristol Myers Squibb, Citibank and NBC, raised almost $100 million from leading venture, strategic and institutional investors and achieved more than a $500 million dollar market capitalization as a publicly traded company. After the company’s sale, Krein briefly stayed on at iVillage as a senior executive before founding Transformation Ventures, where he created and coached entrepreneurs on The 10 Laws of Creating Equity Value™. From October 1994 to May 1996, Steven was Assistant Publisher of Law Journal Extra!, the first online legal news and information web site, which was acquired by American Lawyer Media and is now known as

Steven is a frequent speaker on digital health and wellness entrepreneurship and has been featured on NBC’s The Today Show, CNN, the Fox New Channel, CNBC Power Lunch, CNBC Marketwatch and Bloomberg News.

Steven received his J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law and his B.A. degree from the University of Maryland – College Park. Steven is a Member of YPO (the Young President’s Organization) – Metro New York Chapter and lives in New York City with his wife and three daughters.


Dr. Farah Naz Khan

Specialty: Plastic Surgery, Dallas, TX

Bio: Dr. Farah Naz Khan is a board certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon practicing in Dallas, Texas. She performs a full range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, including breast augmentation, mommy makeovers, post-massive weight loss surgery, body contouring, facial surgery, and breast reconstruction. Excelling both athletically and academically, she received a full scholarship to The College of New Jersey and graduated Summa Cum Laude and with Honors with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry in only 3 years.

Dr. Samuel Lin

Specialty: Plastic Surgery, Boston, MA

Bio: Dr. Samuel Lin is a double-board certified plastic surgeon that performs aesthetic and reconstructive surgery in Boston. Dr. Lin earned his medical degree and completed his residency training at Northwestern University, before going on to finish his fellowship training at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He is the Associate Program Director of the Residency Training Program at Harvard University, and also serves as the Co-Director of the Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Fellowship program.


Dr. Miguel Medina

Specialty: Plastic Surgery, Titusville, FL

Bio: Dr. Miguel Medina III is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Cleveland Clinic in Weston, FL. He has trained at Johns Hopkins, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Along with the traditional cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, Dr. Medina also performs facial aesthetic surgery, craniofacial surgery, and reconstructive microsurgery.

Dr. Sophie Bartsich

Specialty: Plastic Surgery, New York, NY

Bio: Sophie Bartsich was born and raised in New York City. She completed her premedical studies atColumbia University and her medical degree at theWeill Cornell Medical College in New York. Dr. Bartsich is an assistant clinical professor of surgery at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. In 2010, Dr. Bartsich was awarded a research grant to pursue studies in implant-based breast surgery. This research won two awards at the national Aesthetic Meeting in 2011, and ultimately became the basis of her current academic endeavors.

Dr. Kenneth Lee

Specialty: Plastic Surgery, Orlando, FL

Bio: Dr. Lee is a plastic and reconstructive plastic surgeon in Orlando, Florida. He received his medical training at Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine and the University of South Florida. Dr. Lee is recognized for specializing in complex reconstruction of oncological and traumatic defects in adults and pediatric patients.

Dr. Joel Batzofin

Specialty: Fertility, New York, NY

Bio: Dr. Joel Batzofin is a fertility doctor in New York City and is an expert in the field of assisted reproductive technology. He focuses on egg donation and surrogacy, immunological issues related to infertile and recurrent pregnancy loss. His training allows him to handle infertility issues in both men and women. Dr. Batzofin graduated from the University of Witwatersrand Medical School in South Africa and completed his studies at Harvard Medical School.

Yifat Shaltiel, Esq. – Moderator

Bio: Yifat Shaltiel is the founding attorney of Shaltiel Law Group.  Yifat has been an attorney for over ten years and specializes in reproductive law, adoption law, and estate law.  Yifat takes great pride in working with all family types domestically and internationally to build and protect their families.

Dr. Jessica Brown

New York, NY,  Fertility

Bio: Dr. Jessica Brown is one of the top reproductive medicine doctors in New York City. She is certified in reproductive endocrinology/infertility, obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Brown’s clinical and research interests include reproductive aging, fertility preservation, PCOS and primary ovarian insufficiency/premature ovarian failure. She is a NYU School of Medicine graduate and completed her medical education at The New York Hospital-Cornell and New Jersey Medical School.

Dr. Danielle Lane

Novato, CA, Fertility

Bio: As the Founder and Medical Director at the Lane Fertility Institute in California, Dr. Danielle E. Lane specializes in reproductive endocrinology, infertility and also fertility preservation treatments. Since opening her practice in 2009, Dr. Lane has accomplished pregnant rates that have exceeded her expectations, and she has opened three separate locations: San Francisco, Novato and Santa Rosa.

Dr. Robert Greene

Highlands Ranch, CO, Fertility

Bio: Robert A. Greene, M.D. completed his training at UCLA-Harbor Medical Center under David Meldrum, M.D., one of the most highly regarded fertility specialists in the world. Enriched by this experience, as well as Dr. Greene´s own highly regarded neuroendocrine research, he offers a unique and individualized approach to the diagnosis and management of fertility problems.


Dr. Ioannis Hatzaras

New York, NY, Oncology

Bio: Dr. Hatzaras is a board certified Surgical Oncologist with extensive experience in evaluation and treatment of patients with cancer of the Gastrointestinal (GI) system (stomach, colon, pancreas, liver). He also has expertise in melanoma and soft tissue sarcoma. I am an assistant professor of Surgery at New York University, with my research focusing on disparities of care, patient / physician communication, and predictors of outcomes in patients with GI cancer. I have co-authored more than 45 publications and have lectured extensively around the world.

Dr. Hank Schmidt

New York, NY, Surgical Oncologist

Bio: Dr Schmidt is a board certified surgeon specializing in surgical oncology and particularly in care of patients with breast cancer. His background also includes training in Molecular Medicine and Genetics, and post-doctoral experience in cell signaling, cancer biology, and translational research for development of novel targeted therapies. He is the recipient of a National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health. Currently he is the director of the Cancer Risk program (CaRE) at the Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai and has expertise in management of patients at high risk for breast cancer and other malignancies.

Dr. Sohah Iqbal

New York, NY, Cardiology

Bio: Dr. Sohah N. Iqbal is an Interventional Cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center, who treats coronary artery disease with expertise in percutaneous coronary interventions and hemodynamic assist devices. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and is board certified in both Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology.

Dr. Irving Loh

Thousand Oaks, CA, Cardiology

Bio: Dr. Irving Loh has served as the Medical Director of the Ventura Heart Institute in Thousand Oaks, CA for 36+ years. Since its opening in 1980, Dr. Loh, a board certified cardiac specialist, has focused on practicing preventive cardiology and has served as the Principal Investigator for more than 160 clinical trials that studied abnormalities, heart failure and hypertension, disease management and chronic care.

Dr. Michael Ghalchi

New York, NY, Cardiology

Bio:  Dr. Michael Ghalchi is a cardiologist in New York, New York and is affiliated with Beth Israel Medical Center. He received his medical degree from NYU School of Medicine and has been in practice between 11-20 years. He is one of 146 doctors at Beth Israel Medical Center who specialize in Cardiovascular Disease.

Dr. Herbert Insel

New York, NY, Cardiology

Bio: Dr. Herbert Insel is a cardiologist in New York City who has received his board certification in cardiovascular diseases and internal medicine. He specializes in preventative cardiology and is a leader in cardiovascular diseases treatments. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and teaches at New York University Medical Center.

Dr. Gordon Donald

Eatontown, NJ, Spine Surgeon

Bio: Dr. Gordon Donald is board certified in both orthopedic and spine surgery, and serves as the Medical Director for the NJ Spine Group. His interests include spinal deformities and tumors, scoliosis, herniated discs, reconstructive spinal surgery, and also minimally invasive spinal surgeries.

Dr. Nick Shamie

Santa Monica, CA, Spine Surgeon

Bio: Dr. Nick Shamie is a prominent spine surgeon in California that has been recognized as a leader in his field. Dr. Shamie teaches both Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery, and also serves as the Chief of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery at the UCLA School of Medicine. His numerous accolades include being listed as one of the Top 10 Academic Spine Surgeons, being named as a Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor, featured on Super Doctors, as well as making the list of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors.

Dr. Sheeraz Qureshi

New York, NY, Spine Surgeon

Bio: Dr. Sheeraz A. Qureshi is a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon in New York City. He is renowned for his work in disc replacement, spinal cord repair, neuroplasty, and spinal fusion. He is currently the Chief of Spinal Trauma at Elmhurst Hospital Center and is an Associate Professor of Spinal Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Dr. Alejandro Badia

Doral, FL, Orthopedics

Dr. Alejandro Badia is a top expert in hand and upper extremity surgery. He passionately leads medical innovation in expert care for hand, wrist, shoulder, and elbow for patients worldwide.His goal is to make tertiary care to patients from all western hemisphere more accessible and reliable. Dr. Badia’s specialties include Plastic, Reconstructive, Orthopedic, Hand Surgeons, Surgery, Tennis Elbow, Thoracic Outlet, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Trigger Finger, Dupuytren’s contracture, Congenital defects, Traumatic injuries of the hand & upper extremity, Upper extremities Fractures, Nerve & blood vessel, lacerations, Congenital deformities, Trigger finger syndrome.

Dr. Struan Coleman

New York, NY, Orthopedics

Bio: Struan Coleman MD, PhD, is a world-renowned, board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip preservation and sports medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia. Dr. Coleman earned a medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and holds a D.Phil in Microbiology from Oxford University, England. He completed both his residency in Orthopedic Surgery and a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery. During his fellowship, Dr. Coleman worked as an assistant physician for the New York Giants football team and is currently the Head Team Physician for the New York Mets baseball team.

Dr. Derek Ochiai

Arlington, VA, Orthopedics

Bio: Dr. Derek Ochiai is a graduate with honors from Cornell University. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he received several awards, and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society. Dr. Ochiai is fellowship trained in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Albany Medical Center and his fellowship training at the Nirschl Orthopaedic Center and Georgetown University. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and specializes in injuries to the upper and lower extremities, including hip, knee, and shoulder arthroscopy. Dr. Ochiai uses both non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical techniques to help his patients return to their active lifestyles. He has been performing cutting-edge hip arthroscopies since 2003.

Dr. Dan Guttman

Taos, NM, Orthopedics

Bio: Dr. Dan Guttmann is a board certified orthopedic surgeon in Taos, New Mexico and currently serves as the Chief of Upper Extremity Sugery and the Hip Arthritis Service at the Taos Orthopedic Institute. Dr. Guttmann graduated from Temple University and Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. He focuses on upper extremity surgery and hip arthritis. Dr. Guttmann serves as orthopedic consultant to the Taos Ski Patrol, Red River Ski Patrol and Angel Fire Ski Patrol.

Dr. Mark Klion

New York, NY, Orthopedics

Bio: Dr. Mark Klion is a board certified orthopedic surgeon practicing in New York, New York. He is a sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, and reconstructive shoulder and knee surgery specialist and a clinical instructor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Klion has been practicing for over 25 years and treats a wide variety of conditions including fractures, dislocations, sprains, osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, and scoliosis to name a few. He is also an expert in spinal surgery, shoulder surgery, and ankle and wrist problems.

Dr. Joseph Shehadi

Columbus, OH, Neurosurgery

Bio: Dr. Joseph A. Shehadi is board-certified neurosurgeon with 19 years of experience located in Columbus, OH and serves as the Chief of Neurosurgery, Neuro Oncology, and Neuro Trauma at Grant Medical Center. Dr. Shehadi’s special expertise is in back injuries, spinal fractures, head and neck disorder and epilepsy. Dr. Shehadi believes in providing the most advanced surgical care with compassion for every patient of his. Some of the procedures he conducts include Spinal Decompression Surgery, Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion and Spinal instrumentation segmental fixation.

About VoyagerMed

VoyagerMed is a medical tourism marketplace for traveling and international patients seeking high-quality medical care in the United States. We connect patients to a curated network of top medical specialists from leading institutions in the U.S. Through VoyagerMed, patients can connect directly with specialists for virtual consultations, second opinions and treatment. The company is based in New York City. For more information visit, call 212-470-4559 or email

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