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Surgery / General Surgery - Minimally Invasive Surgery

Michael M. Awad, MD, PhD

Current Position
Assistant Professor, Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Specialty Areas
Upper GI Surgery
Gallbladder Surgery
Hiatal Hernia
Esophageal Cancer


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Patients Seen At
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C, 8th Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
Fax:   314-222-6256
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery
CB 8109, 660 South Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Minimally invasive surgical techniques - laparoscopic, robotic, endoscopic - for GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease) paraesophageal hernia, hiatal hernias, achalasia, gastroparesis, peptic ulcer disease, gallbladder disease

Areas of Research Interest
The design and development of new surgical platforms for performing NOTES (natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery)

Board Certification
Surgery -- Certified

Medical Education
Medical School: Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 2001
Ph.D. (Pathobiology): Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 2001
Visiting Registrar: The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University, 2006
Residency: Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2008
Fellowship: Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery, Legacy Health Systems/Oregon Health Sciences, 2009
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Distinctions and Awards
Best Senior Resident, Johns Hopkins PA Surgical Residency, 2007
Johns Hopkins University Resident of the Year Award, 2005

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Zhang LP, Chang R, Matthews BD, Awad M, Meyers B, Eagon JC, Brunt LM. Incidence, mechanisms, and outcomes of esophageal and gastric perforation during laparoscopic foregut surgery: a retrospective review of 1,223 foregut cases. Surg Endosc. 2013 Sep 7.

Crew KD, Capodice JL, Greenlee H, Brafman L, Fuentes D, Awad D, Yann Tsai W, Hershman DL. Randomized, blinded, sham-controlled trial of acupuncture for the management of aromatase inhibitor-associated joint symptoms in women with early-stage breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Mar 1.

Awad MM, Devgan L, Kamel IR, Torbensen M, Choti MA. Microwave ablation in a hepatic porcine model: Correlation of CT and histopathologic findings. HPB. 2007.

Walrath JM, Muganlinskaya N, Shepherd M, Awad M, Reuland C, Makary MA, Kravet S. Interdisciplinary medical, nursing, and administrator education in practice: the Johns Hopkins experience. Academic Medicine. 2006.

Pronovost PJ, Holzmueller CG, Martinez E, Cafeo CL, Hunt D, Dickson C, Awad M, Makary MA. A practical tool to learn from defects in patient care. Joint Commission Journal of Quality and Patient Safety. 2006.

Leven J, Burschka D, Kumar R, Zhang G, Blumenkranz S, Dai XD, Awad M, Hager GD, Marohn M, Choti M, Hasser C, Taylor RH. DaVinci canvas: a telerobotic surgical system with integrated, robot-assisted, laparoscopic ultrasound capability. Med Image Comput Comput Assist. 2005.

Patriciu A, Awad M, Solomon SB, Choti M, Mazilu D, Kavoussi L, Stoianovici D. Robotic assisted radio-frequency ablation of liver tumors--randomized patient study. Med Image Comput Comput Assist 2005.

Boctor EM, Awad MM, Fischer G, Choti MA, Fichtinger G, Taylor RH. A dual-armed robotic system for intraoperative ultrasound guided hepatic ablative therapy: a prospective study. Robotics and Automation. 2004.

Boctor EM, Fichtinger G, Yeung A, Awad MM, Taylor RH, Choti MA. Robotic strain imaging for monitoring thermal ablation of liver. Med Image Comput Comput Assist (2) 2004.

Awad MM, Enslen H, Boylan JM, Davis RJ, Gruppuso PA. Growth regulation via p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase in developing liver. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2000.

Awad MM, Sanders JA, Gruppuso PA. A potential role for p15(Ink4b) and p57(Kip2) in liver development. FEBS Letters 2000.

Awad MM, Gruppuso PA. Cell cycle control during liver development in the rat: Evidence indicating a role for cyclin D1 post-transcriptional regulation. Cell, Growth & Differentiation. 2000.

Gruppuso PA, Awad MM, Bienieki TC, Boylan JM, Fernando S, Faris RA. Modulation of mitogen-independent hepatocyte proliferation during the perinatal period in the rat. In Vitro: Cellular and Developmental Biology. 1997.

Kim HW, Awad MM, Greenburg AG. Coagulation responses of human plasma after hemodilution with hemoglobin solution in-vitro. Artificial Cells, Blood Substitutes, and Immobilization Biotechnology 1994.

Awad MM, McCarthy PK, Blanchard GJ. Photoisomerization of cyanines. A comparative study of oxygen- and sulfur-containing species. Journal of Physical Chemistry. 1994.

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