Leadership Roles

  1. Chair, Surgery, Florida

Location

  1. Florida

Departments

  1. General Surgery

Education

  1. Chief Resident - Surgical Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  2. Resident - Surgical Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  3. Research Fellowship Gastrointestinal Research Unit, Mayo Clinic
  4. Resident - Surgical Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  5. Resident - Surgical Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis
  6. Internship - Surgical Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis
  7. MD University of Minnesota Medical School
  8. BS - Chemistry Saint Johns University

Certification

  1. American Board of Surgery

Academic rank

  1. Professor of Surgery

Professional Highlights

  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques, 2007-present
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 1997-present
  • President-Elect, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), 2008-2009
  • Chair, Board of Directors, The Fellowship Council, 2007-2009
  • Chair, Continuing Education Committee, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), 2001-2005

Interests

  • Bariatrics and gastric bypass surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Esophageal, solid organ, and pancreas procedures
  • All aspects of benign foregut disease, including physiology of normal and abnormal esophageal function, clinical outcomes following corrective therapies and new operative techniques and therapies
  • Clinical outcomes following operative management of GI diseases, especially laparoscopic operations
  • Use of new technology and simulation in surgical education
  • Development and validation of proficiency based curriculum for skills training

Publications

See my publications

Research

See a description of research activities.

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