Mark Landers
E-Intake Program Manager,
Office of Professional Development,
Department of Surgery

Landers has over 40 years of health care experience both in the domestic and international market. He has worked with respected surgeons worldwide in the ophthalmology arena, teaching small incision cataract surgery and laser vision correction. Landers has worked with key physicians, some of whom were instrumental in implementing evidenced-based medicine and proactive programs.

Landers’ years of service in the medical industry include positions such as vice president of Sales and Marketing at Acusis, director of Business Development at Mirrus Systems, director of Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific at Summit Technology, operating room manager at Atlanticare Medical Center and CEO of EBM Healthcare Strategies. He has a Bachelor of Arts in history, with a minor in philosophy from St. John’s Seminary College.

Landers started his health care experience at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and is looking forward to coming back home after 40 years to Brigham and Woman’s Hospital.

Kirsten F.A.A. Dabekaussen, MD, Hons.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Surgery

Dr. Dabekaussen is a graduate from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and completed her clinical rotations in the Netherlands and Germany. She combined her medical studies with a PhD, studying the role of health care professionals’ attitudes and behaviors in creating safe and continuous learning environments. She completed part of her PhD at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2019 and will defend her thesis later this year. She also holds a master honours degree in leadership from the University of Groningen.

Dr. Dabekaussen has always been interested in health care culture and systems. As a postdoctoral fellow at the department of Surgery, she is driven by developing new systems that optimize clinical workflow, facilitate unified data collection and reduce administrative burden, so that clinicians have more time for meaningful patient interactions. She aspires to apply for a surgical residency program in the near future.

David Sellers
IS Programmer/Analyst,
Department of Surgery

Sellers attended Clark University and obtained his Bachelor of Arts in geography with a computer science and cartography minor. He began his career in the computer field working for the Department of Employment and Training. He then worked for LaserPlot, where he created a PC based marine navigation system and CD-ROM, which stored digitized marine navigation charts used to plot a ship’s geographic location. 

After leaving LaserPlot, he worked at Colonial Gas in the IT department, where he developed his passion for application development. After leaving Colonial Gas, he had his first opportunities in the medical field at McKesson HBOC and the TJX Companies. Subsequently, he eventually joined Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

When not working, Sellers enjoys dancing and being a father to three daughters, as well as playing softball, which he has done for nearly 30 years until he had to start dialysis in 2018.