Panel of Experts
Engage with renowned experts in clinical nutrition
Christian Stoppe, MD, PhD
Dr. Christian Stoppe, Professor at Würzburg University (Germany) and the Charité in Berlin, is developing and leading several international clinical trials in the field of clinical nutrition.
Together with his international collaborators, he has built an international clinical research trial group for several interventional nutrition studies and received several grants for his research from the DFG (German Research Foundation) and other third-party funding agencies. His research focuses on nutrition studies (micro- and macronutrients), enteral and parenteral nutrition, perioperative optimization strategies, functional outcomes and risk assessment, guidelines, translational studies and organ protective strategies, with special focus on cardiac surgery and severe burn and critically ill patients. Dr. Stoppe has successfully published more than 190 publications, has given many talks at international congresses and repeatedly serves as lecturer for international courses on nutrition and metabolism. Furthermore, he functions as a member of the German Nutrition Guidelines Committee and the Canadian Critical Care Nutrition Guidelines group.
Robert Martindale, MD, PhD
Since 2005, Dr. Robert Martindale has been a tenured faculty member at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, where he is currently a Professor of Surgery and the Chief of the Division of GI and General Surgery. He also serves as the Medical Director for Hospital Nutrition Services.
His primary focus throughout his professional career has been on surgical education, gastrointestinal surgery, complex abdominal wall reconstruction and caring for patients with complex nutritional issues. He has won numerous teaching awards and continues to mentor young physicians and investigators. He is the author of more than 300 publications, including peer-reviewed manuscripts, review articles, book chapters and medical educational videos, as well as the co-editor of a textbook dealing with surgical and critical care nutrition. His research interests include perioperative methods for optimizing surgical outcomes, preventing perioperative infection, abdominal wall reconstruction, surgical metabolism, management of enterocutaneous and enteroatmospheric fistulae and nutritional modulation of the immunity.
Sarah Cogle, PharmD, BCCCP, BCNSP
Dr. Sarah Cogle is clinical pharmacist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in Nashville, Tennessee.
She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Auburn University and then completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Alabama, and a PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency with an emphasis in nutrition support at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center/Regional One Health in Memphis, Tennessee. She was an Associate Clinical Professor at Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy in Auburn, Alabama, for seven years. She currently practices in the burn intensive care unit and with the adult inpatient nutrition support team at VUMC.
Karen Hanrahan, BSc Pharm
Karen Hanrahan is a Clinical Pharmacist III at Eastern Health, St. John’s, NL.
She completed her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). Karen is currently the Regional Compounding Supervisor for Non-hazardous Compounding for five sites within Eastern Health. She is BCE and ASHP trained and certified for sterile compounding. Part of Karen’s role includes PN policy development, implementing best practice aseptic techniques in PN compounding and standardization of PN compounding throughout the region to meet NAPRA sterile compounding standards.
Larry Bertoldo BScPhm, RPh, ACPR
Pharmacist Larry Bertoldo is the Professional Practice Lead for the Pharmacy Department and the Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Sterile Compounding Lead and Instructor at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Larry is also a Teaching Associate with the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto and a Lecturer at Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
Larry graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Degree at the University of Toronto and completed a Hospital Pharmacy Residency at the Hospital for Sick Children. He has experience developing parenteral nutrition policies and pre-printed order sets.
Karen Biggs, RD, MHSc
Karen Biggs is a registered dietitian who has worked at the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, Ontario, for most of her career.
She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph, Ontario, and her Master of Health Science at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. She has worked on many national committees in developing Canadian Oncology Nutrition Standards of Practice and Clinical Practice Guidelines. She has been involved on many working groups within the Ontario Health-Cancer Care Ontario. Her most important work is caring for her oncology patients and specializing in the Head and Neck Disease Site Group. She was nominated by her colleagues at the Cancer Centre and won the Human Touch Award through Cancer Care Ontario in 2015. She also enjoys program development and has successfully advanced the clinical nutrition services at the Juravinski Cancer Centre. Currently, she is working to expand the Out-Patient Supplemental Parenteral Nutrition Program at the Juravinski Cancer Centre.
Justin Lee, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Dr. Justin Lee is a Radiation Oncologist at the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. He is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Educator at McMaster University.
Clinical experiences include working with multi-disciplinary teams in seven different Health Sciences networks across Ontario, with a focus on the treatment of cancers of the head and neck and skin and breast. He has authored or co-authored more than fifty peer-reviewed publications, with a research goal of developing novel treatment options for patients with locally advanced disease.
Jim Wright, MD
Dr. Jim Wright is a Radiation Oncologist at the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, Ontario.
He completed his medical school training, residency training and a Master’s in Health Research Methodology at McMaster University where he is currently an Associate Professor. He is the current Director of the Ontario Clinical Oncology Group, an academic clinical trials group. His clinical interests include patients with head and neck cancers.