SIU Surgical Skills Center Staff
Sapan S. Desai, MD, PhD, MBA, RPVI, RVT
Assistant Professor, Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, SIU
Medical Director of the Surgical Skills Center, Department of Surgery, SIU
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery, SIU
Director of the Quality Alliance and Predictive Analysis, Memorial Medical Center
Board of Directors - Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance
Board of Directors - Quality Alliance Patient Safety Organization
Janet Ketchum, CSFA
Janet Ketchum has been the Surgical Skills Director/Skills Coach in the Department of Surgery at the SIU School of Medicine since the opening of theSIU Surgical Skills Center in February of 2000. She is a graduate of the Decatur Memorial School of Surgical Technology and has also completed the Surgical First Assistant program through the National Institute of First Assistant program (NIFA). Before developing the SIU Surgical Skills Center, Janet worked in the Memorial Medical Center OR specializing in General, GYNE, Urology, and Vascular Surgery.
Jennifer Bartlett, ST
Senior Surgical Skills Specialist
Jennifer Bartlett has been a Surgical Skills Lab Specialist in the Department of Surgery at the SIU School of Medicine since December 2005. She is a graduate of the St. John's Hospital Surgical Technology Program. Before joining the SIU Surgical Skills Center, Jennifer worked at the St. John’s Hospital Outpatient OR specializing in Dental, ENT, Ophthalmology, Plastics, Podiatry and Pediatric Urology surgery.
Office Support Specialist
Heather Rogers has been an Office Support Specialist in the Department of Surgery at the SIU School of Medicine since May 2008. She received her Associate's in Applied Science degree in Office Sytems Technology from Spoon River College in Canton,IL. Before joining the SIU Surgical Skills Center, she worked for Horace Mann Insurance Company in the Accounts Payable department.
Sugical Skills Specialist
Brian Hollinshead has been a Surgical Skills Lab Specialist at the SIU School of Medicine since June 2014. He is registered as a Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician. Before joining the SIU Surgical Skills Center, Brian worked for Memorial Medical Center in the Sterile Processing Department.