Bios – 2022 Annual Conference

Marc Calvert, JD

Marc Calvert practices law in Houston, Texas and has done so since 1987 when he graduated from the University of Texas law school.  He has specialized in representing healthcare providers his whole career.  He has been board certified with the Texas State Board of Legal Specialization since 1994.

He is married to his high school sweetheart.  They have 4 children and 11 grandchildren. 

Cathy Bryant

Cathy joined TMLT in 2010 and serves as the Senior Compliance and Risk Management Manager. Cathy leads the development and implementation of TMLT’s cyber risk management services. Cathy Bryant can be reached at

Alex Bateman

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Judy Eustace

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Christian Balldin, MD

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Adam Bruggeman, MD

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Ken Kaminski, MD

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Matt Driscoll, MD

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Greg Bonnen, MD

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Kevin Bozic, MD

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Jie Chen, MD

Dr. Jie Chen is an assistant professor of Foot and Ankle Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch. His clinical interests include fracture care, ankle replacement, sports injuries, and minimally invasive foot surgery. He enjoys teaching and is an active researcher. He enjoys playing sports, podcasting, and spending time with his wife and three children. 

John Early, MD

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Justin Orr, MD

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Eugene Stautberg, MD

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John McDonald, MD

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Brett Raynor, MD

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Brian Smith, MD

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Zbigniew Gugala, MD, PhD

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Ronald Lindsey, MD

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Robert Satcher Jr., MD, PhD

Robert Lee Satcher, Jr., MD, PhD is recognized for his varied career interests and notable successes, from his training as a chemical engineer, to his practice as an orthopaedic surgeon in oncology, and service as a mission specialist astronaut for NASA.  Dr. Satcher flew on the Space Shuttle Atlantis, STS-129, in November 2009, during which he performed two spacewalks totaling over 12 hours of extravehicular activity. 

Dr. Satcher earned his BS and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School (Health Sciences and Technology) in 1994.  His postgraduate training included postdoctoral research fellowships at the University of California (Berkeley and San Francisco); a residency in orthopaedic surgery, also at the University of California San Francisco; as well as an orthopaedic oncology fellowship at the University of Florida, Gainesville.   He is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and an Adjunct Professor at the Ken Kennedy Institute of Information Technology at Rice University.  Board memberships included Teach for America, Space Center Houston, Whitehead Institute of MIT, and Voorhees College (Chair).   He recently served on the Houston Mayor’s Task Force on Policing Reform, and continues to serve on NASA advisory boards for human spaceflight, most recently the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) panel to assess cancer risks associated with radiation exposure following crewed space missions.   He was recently elected as a Fellow to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).   Most recently, Dr. Satcher led the initiation of virtual care at MD Anderson Cancer Center and serves as the Clinical faculty lead.  With over 250,000 virtual appointments completed since inception, MD Anderson’s specialized cancer expertise continued with minimal disruption throughout the pandemic.  For medical care delivery in underserved countries, Dr. Satcher has participated in surgical trips to Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Venezuela, and Nicaragua in recent years.

Dr. Satcher’s research has focused on understanding how cancer spreads to the skeleton, with a focus on discovering new curative treatment options using cellular, molecular, and personalized medicine strategies.  He has over 100 peer reviewed publications, with research grants from DOD and NIH.  Dr. Satcher is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Association of Space Explorers, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, to name a few. He has been involved in efforts to introduce racial equality and diversity in academia and healthcare throughout his career through committee memberships and scholarly work. 

Ramesh Srinivasan, MD

Dr. Ramesh Srinivasan was born and raised in Chicago. He was valedictorian of his graduating class at Morgan Park Academy and a National Merit Scholar. He graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School, graduating in 2006 and then completing an internship and residency there in orthopaedic surgery. Following his residency, Dr. Srinivasan completed a fellowship in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery at Duke University.   Dr. Srinivasan is completing a second fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow surgery at the University of Florida.

Dr. Srinivasan is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic surgery (ABOS). 

Dr. Srinivasan was named a Texas Monthly Super Doctor rising star in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and a Super Doctor  in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021:…

Dr. Srinivasan has a special interest in minimally invasive (arthroscopic) treatment and joint replacement for the shoulder, elbow and wrist. He offers arthroscopic treatment for TFCC tears and all shoulder conditions including rotator cuff tears, shoulder impingement, ac joint arthritis, biceps tendonitis, and frozen shoulders (stiff shoulders).   He performs arthroplasty and revision arthroplasty for the shoulder and elbow as well.

His other clinical interests include the treatment of difficult extremity malunions and nonunions with the use of vascularized bone grafts (free fibula or medial femoral condyle, etc.), distal biceps tendon ruptures, and peripheral nerve injuries including brachial plexopathies.

He has served as a national instructor for the AANA wrist, elbow, and shoulder arthroscopy courses in Chicago. He also serves as a local, regional and national instructor for anatomy courses pertaining to arthroscopy and upper extremity fracture treatment. 

Dr. Srinivasan has authored multiple journal articles and book chapters. He has presented his research at the national American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS meetings). 

In August 2012, Dr. Srinivasan moved to San Antonio to join the Hand Center. He is the Director of Research.

Dr. Srinivasan is married to Victoria, a dentist, and they have two boys, Alex and Ben. In his spare time Dr. Srinivasan enjoys coaching his boys, golf, skiing, reading and competing in trivia competitions with his wife.

Ugo Ihekweazu, MD

Ugo Ihekweazu, MD, FAAOS is an adult reconstruction surgeon with the Fondren Orthopedic Group (OrthoLoneStar) at Texas Orthopedic Hospital in Houston, TX.  He is a Fellow member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.  He is the Fellowship Director for the Fondren-Texas Orthopedic Adult Reconstruction program.  Additionally, he is a current Healthy Policy Fellow for AAHKS and serves as a member of the Education committee and the Diversity Advisory Board.

Mark Foreman, MD

Mark A. Foreman, MD is an Assistant Professor and Residency Program Director at UTMB. He completed his Orthopaedic residency at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1998 before spending 12 years in private practice in Southern Oregon during which time he was deployed for 6 months to Iraq as the Orthopedic Surgeon for the 915 Forward Surgical Team. He returned to Texas in 2010 and joined the UTHSCSA trauma service for 5 years before transferring to UTMB Galveston and assuming the position of Program Director. He practices and teaches general orthopaedics with a subspecialty interest in acute orthopedic trauma and fracture management.

Benjamin Plucknette, DO

Benjamin F. Plucknette is the Chief of the Hand and Microvascular Surgery Division at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (San Antonio, TX), the Department of Defense’s only Level-1 trauma center, the largest military orthopedic surgery residency program (combined United States Army and Air Force), and the 7th largest orthopedic surgery residency training program in the United States of America.  He holds the academic rank of Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

He has served in a professional capacity on the Military Relations Committee for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He also serves as the Assistant Program Director of Medical Simulation for the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at San Antonio Military Medical Center.  

Dr. Plucknette is a member of numerous specialty orthopaedic organizations, including the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the American Association for Hand Surgery.  He is the Principal Investigator for the Registry of Avance Nerve Graft’s Utilization and Recovery Outcomes Post Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction (RANGER) at San Antonio Military Medical Center and has published a number of peer review journal articles as well as chapters in academic texts.

Dr. Plucknette attended Daemen College in Buffalo, New York where he earned both a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Science and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  He then commissioned into the Air Force on a Health Professions Scholarship and attended Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem, NY where he earned a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. Plucknette completed a Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at San Antonio Military Medical Center through the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium.  He then completed a Fellowship in Hand Surgery at the Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center through Thomas Jefferson University.  Dr. Plucknette returned to San Antonio Military Medical Center as an Attending Surgeon and has been in practice there since 2018 where his major area of orthopaedic interest is complex upper extremity trauma and reconstruction.  He is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with a Subspecialty Certificate in Hand Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  In 2020, he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operations Resolute Support and Freedom’s Sentinel.  He served as the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield for which he was awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal with Combat Device.

He was born and raised in Rochester, New York to parents that met while serving in the Air Force.  He married his wife (Stephanie, RN) in 2012, and they have four young children (Theodore, Eloise, Frederick, and Charles).  His family was on the Jimmy Kimmel Show in 2019 after they were the subject of a viral video with over 100 million views (kid who shaved siblings heads).