Sandhill Scientific recognizes the importance of education for health care professionals in order to provide accurate data for their patients undergoing esophageal or anorectal studies and to better understand their role in their patient's care. We therefore have assembled a team of experts in Reflux Testing as well as Esophageal and Anorectal Manometry to form the Sandhill Scientific Speaker's Bureau, providing a broad base of clinical education in their areas of expertise. Please contact us if you are interested in inviting any of the members of our Speaker's Bureau to participate in your upcoming events.
Donald O. Castell
Medical Director MD, MACG
Dr. Castell has been Sandhill Scientific's Medical Director since 2000. He has studied the esophagus both clinically and in the research laboratory for over 40 years. His work in the research laboratory has won him acclaim and in 1990 Dr. Castell received the Kirsner award for clinical research by the AGA. He has authored over 500 publications including the major text in this field, The Esophagus, 4th edition, 2004. Despite his huge contribution to GI research, if you ask him, Dr. Castell likes to be introduced as a clinician and an educator of clinicians. In 1999, he was elected President of the AGA. His former trainees include many of the current experts in esophageal function. After sitting in on one of his classes you will understand why the AGA recognized him as the 2001 Educator of the Year.
R. Matthew Reveille, MDRead Bio
Dr Reveille has been on the faculty at Sandhill for more than 6 years teaching the Anorectal Basic Course. He has recently added to his repertoire, Understanding the Abnormal Anorectal Studies.He is on staff as Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He is a managing partner at Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology, PLLC and Rocky Mountain Endoscopy Centers, Lakewood, CO.
Philip O. Katz, M.D.Read Bio
Philip O. Katz, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College and Chairman of the Division of Gastroenterology at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also Associate Program Director of the Department of Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center.
Dr. Katz received his medical degree from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He served his residency and chief residency in internal medicine, followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. He completed a faculty development fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.
Dr. Katz is the current Past President of the American College of Gastroenterology (2009-2010) and is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
A recognized national authority on esophageal disease, Dr. Katz's research interests include all aspects of gastroesophageal reflux disease, including nocturnal recovery of gastric acid secretion during proton pump inhibitor therapy and esophageal pain perception. Dr. Katz is a practicing clinician with active teaching and editorial positions. In addition to lecturing on many gastroenterology-related topics, Dr. Katz is an editorial reviewer for Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, and Digestive Diseases and Sciences. He has contributed to the publication of over 150 peer-reviewed papers, as well as numerous abstracts, books, book chapters, and monographs.
Corinne Pavesic, RN, CGRNRead Bio
- 1975-1978: Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Harvey, IL
- 1975-present: Carle Foundation Hospital,Champaign, IL
- 1978-1985: Staff Nurse Med-Surg
- 1985-present: Endoscopy Nurse/Special Procedures
- 1996-present: Sandhill Scientific, Inc. Clinical Coordinator/Sales Rep
- 1997-present: BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, IL Manometry/pH Nurse
Professional Opportunities and Affiliations:
- SGNA and CISGNA member since 1987
- Past Officer positions within CISGNA
- NASPGHAN member
- AMS member
- Speaker for National, Regional and Local SGNA conferences since 1996 on manometry,
reflux and ERCP related topics
Linda Knight, BSN, RNRead Bio
Linda Knight started her own business in 1991 performing esophageal manometry, anorectal manometry, pelvic muscle retraining, and reflux testing studies to referring hospitals and gastroenterology offices in the Baltimore/Washington area. She performs between 20-30 procedures a week. She is a clinical coordinator for Sandhill Scientific providing educational support with lectures, on-site manometry training, and formal training courses in Denver, Colorado. She is a frequent speaker for the SGNA at national and local seminars. She recently contributed to the manometry chapter of the SGNA Core Curriculum and was presented with the SGNA Outstanding Paper Award in 1985. She started her GI career at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. She has been a SGNA member since 1984. She currently lives in Annapolis, MD
Sandy Brubaker, BS, MT (ASCP)Read Bio
Sandy Brubaker attended the University of Wisconsin where she was awarded her bachelor of science and MT (ASCP) degrees. She has more than 35 years experience in GI and endoscopy and motility testing. Sandy was also the founder of the Rocky Mountain SGNA.
Sandy has been instrumental in developing new technologies in the field of esophageal testing and Sandhill is proud to have her lead the team in clinical education. She is a talented speaker with more than 30 years experience and has served to plan and coordinate the courses offered at Sandhill.
In addition to her involvement with Sandhill, Sandy currently runs a motility lab in Boulder, CO.
Paulette Smith, RN, BSN, CGRNRead Bio
Paulette earned her nursing diploma in 1976 at Rapid City Regional School of Nursing, after moving to Denver, she completed her BSN at Metropolitan State College of Denver in 2003. She began her career in GI Nursing in 1983 and has done Manometry studies for over 20 years. She worked as a Clinical Specialist with Sandhill from 2000 until 2009, and returned as Director of Clinical Education in 2011.
She has presented several talks at Regional and National SGNA meetings, as well as publishing in the Gastroenterology Nursing Journal. Paulette has served on the SGNA Practice and Program Committees as well as the SGNA Board of Directors. She was SGNA President 2002-2003. She has been certified in gastroenterology nursing since 1986.
Jean Osborn, BSN, RNRead Bio
Jean has worked in the GI field since 1984 with experience in endoscopy, ERCP, motility and reflux testing.
She earned her AD in nursing at Front Range Community College in Colorado and completed her education at the University of Colorado in both nursing and received my teaching certificate. Jean returned to Front Range as a faculty member in the nursing program in 1984.
Jean began her career with Sandhill Scientific as a clinical coordinator in 1999 and joined the staff full time as Director of Clinical Education in 2003.