11 Health Advisory Board
The 11 Health Advisory Board contributes to the development of the product line. Each member is a leader and expert in the development of innovative healthcare solutions.
Dr Sunanda V Kane MD - Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester
The research interests of Sunanda V. Kane, M.D., are in the area of inflammatory bowel disease — Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She is particularly interested in medication adherence and gender issues.
John Nosta - President Nosta Labs
Member of Google Health Advisory Board A leading voice in the convergence of technology and health. John helps define, dissect and deliberate global trends in digital health.
Jayson Sloknik JD - Principal and Founding Member Health Policy Strategies, Inc.
Jayson specializes in, and counsels clients on, the impact that Medicare and Medicaid coverage, payment, reimbursement, coding and government policies have on commercial success.
Dr Anil Vaidya MD - Consultant Transplant Surgeon at Apollo Hospitals India
Dr. Anil Vaidya is a multi-organ transplant surgeon with a varied clinical, translational and academic portfolio. After completion of his surgical/urological residency he went on to do an American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) accredited fellowship in multi-organ transplantation at the University of Miami.
He has been a Consultant Transplant Surgeon at the Oxford University Hospitals for 12 years where his main focus was on developing a robust pancreatic, intestinal and multi-visceral transplant program. With his leadership, the Oxford Transplant Centre is now by far the largest Pancreas Transplant Centre in Europe and fast becoming the Centre known for the most amount of Pancreas alone transplants worldwide. He is responsible for restarting the intestinal transplant program in the UK and bring it onto the map in the intestinal transplant community by organizing the International Conference for intestinal Transplant, biennial meeting at Oxford in 2013.
- A world-first ground breaking multi-organ transplant, for Pseudo-Myxoma Peritonei, a disease that had no treatment until then. This has now become standard practice for patients with Pseudo-myxoma Peritonei who fail conventional therapy.
- He is credited for having done the first composite tissue allograft (CTA) transplant in the UK in the form of vascularised abdominal wall transplantation to complement intestinal transplantation.
- He currently holds the largest series of cases of abdominal wall transplants.
- He is the first surgeon in the world to do a sentinel skin flap with a multi-visceral graft to help in monitoring the intestinal graft.
- He was the first surgeon in the world to introduce the concept of ‘nephron sparing’ auto-transplantation for solitary kidneys with tumours.
- He currently has the world’s largest successful series of renal auto-transplants for solitary kidneys with cancer.
- He remains one of the few surgeons in the world who has done over 1000 pancreas transplants.
- In October 2013, Dr Vaidya became the first surgeon in the world to successfully use Stem Cells to treat a patient with intractable bowel dysfunction after intestinal transplantation.
- He is the first surgeon in the world to have successfully re-transplanted a composite tissue allograft after chronic rejection.
- He conceptualized and helped in executing the first ever vascularised facial nerve transplant in the world for a patient that was already on immunosuppression for an intestinal transplant.
- He currently has the most experience in the world in Pancreatic Transplantation with more than 1000 cases to his credit.
Apart from clinical kidney, pancreas and intestinal transplantation, his areas of translational research interest include developing novel strategies for improved graft surveillance and survival. At Oxford, they averaged 80-90 pancreas transplants a year with a big focus on deceased donor and extended criteria pancreas transplantation. The program does about 150-180 kidneys a year and has an active ABO and highly sensitised kidney transplant service including paired exchanges.
In addition to the pancreas and kidney-transplant service, he has been the pioneer for the intestinal transplant service. Here they averaged about 35 transplants in the last 5 years, with an 80% 3-year graft and patient survival. Six of their 25 patients have now reached the 5-year mark with their first grafts.
He has a passion for education and has been a post-graduate teacher, as well as under-graduate teacher for over 10 years at Oxford. This has involved playing an active role in teaching the allocated medical students according to a pre-set syllabus. He has been a post-graduate teacher who has been involved with didactic teaching sessions for the residents in the hospital as well as in the region. Furthermore, he is a post graduate supervisor with access to resident’s log books and is involved in the certification process for these residents during their tenure in the hospital.
He has a keen interest in teaching operative skills and often embarks on that track in the operating room.
Marion O'Connor - Consultant Freelance Dietitian
Marion is currently working as a Consultant Freelance Dietitian specialising mainly in gastrointestinal disorders. She has an honours degree in Physiology and an MSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a full member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA), British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) and the European Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ESPEN).
For over 13 years, she has worked with patients with acute and chronic gastrointestinal disorders e.g Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, dysmotility, short bowel syndrome, IBS etc. Her extensive knowledge and experience within intestinal failure and intravenous nutrition support (TPN) led her into the highly specialist area of intestinal transplantation at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. Oxford is one of two intestinal transplant centres in the UK. Marion was also the Dietetic Lead for the Nutrition Support Team in Oxford. She lectures on various aspects of nutrition support at local, National and International level. Marion has also has a successful private practice in Oxford, Reading and Northern Ireland.
She has a keen interest in the role of technology in patient care. In June 2013, she was invited to speak at Doctors 2.0 Conference in Paris and in October 2013, she gave the opening keynote speech alongside one of her patient’s at the annual Medicine X Conferance in Stanford University. She has a keen interest in the role of microbiota in gut health and disease. She believes that their role in the gut is grossly misunderstood and further research in this area is necessary. She works closely with patients to ensure they have sufficient information and involvement in their care, to empower them to cope better with their condition.