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Michael M. Awad, MD, PhD

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

Specialty Areas

Upper GI Surgery
GERD
Hiatal Hernia
Gallbladder Surgery
Esophageal Cancer

Board Certifications

Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

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

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 8
Office Phone: 314-454-8877
Fax: 877-991-4780

Education

Education

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

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Functional analysis of an feoB mutant in Clostridium perfringens strain 13.
Awad MM, Cheung JK, Tan JE, McEwan AG, Lyras D, Rood JI
Anaerobe. 2016 May 10; pii: S1075-9964(16)30058-0. doi: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2016.05.005.

PMID:
    27178230
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Anti-PD-1 Inhibitor-Related Pneumonitis in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
Nishino M, Chambers ES, Chong CR, Ramaiya NH, Gray SW, Marcoux JP, Hatabu H, Jänne PA, Hodi FS, Awad MM
Cancer Immunol Res. 2016 Apr; 4(4)289-93. doi: 10.1158/2326-6066.CIR-15-0267.

PMID:
    26865455
    [PubMed - in process]
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STK11/LKB1 Deficiency Promotes Neutrophil Recruitment and Proinflammatory Cytokine Production to Suppress T-cell Activity in the Lung Tumor Microenvironment.
Koyama S, Akbay EA, Li YY, Aref AR, Skoulidis F, Herter-Sprie GS, Buczkowski KA, Liu Y, Awad MM, Denning WL, Diao L, Wang J, Parra-Cuentas ER, Wistuba II, Soucheray M, Thai T, Asahina H, Kitajima S, Altabef A, Cavanaugh JD, Rhee K, Gao P, Zhang H, Fecci PE, Shimamura T, Hellmann MD, Heymach JV, Hodi FS, Freeman GJ, Barbie DA, Dranoff G, Hammerman PS, Wong KK
Cancer Res. 2016 Mar 1; 76(5)999-1008. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-15-1439.

PMID:
    26833127
    [PubMed - in process]
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Impaired c-Met Receptor Degradation Mediated by MET Exon 14 Mutations in Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.
Awad MM
J Clin Oncol. 2016 Mar 10; 34(8)879-81. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2015.64.2777.

PMID:
    26786927
    [PubMed - in process]
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MET Exon 14 Mutations in Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Are Associated With Advanced Age and Stage-Dependent MET Genomic Amplification and c-Met Overexpression.
Awad MM, Oxnard GR, Jackman DM, Savukoski DO, Hall D, Shivdasani P, Heng JC, Dahlberg SE, Jänne PA, Verma S, Christensen J, Hammerman PS, Sholl LM
J Clin Oncol. 2016 Mar 1; 34(7)721-30. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2015.63.4600.

PMID:
    26729443
    [PubMed - in process]
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Disruption of the Gut Microbiome: Clostridium difficile Infection and the Threat of Antibiotic Resistance.
Johanesen PA, Mackin KE, Hutton ML, Awad MM, Larcombe S, Amy JM, Lyras D
Genes (Basel). 2015 Dec 21; 6(4)1347-60. doi: 10.3390/genes6041347.

PMID:
    26703737
    [PubMed]
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Radiologic Heterogeneity in Responses to Anti-PD-1/PD-L1 Therapy in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma.
de Velasco G, Krajewski KM, Albiges L, Awad MM, Bellmunt J, Hodi FS, Choueiri TK
Cancer Immunol Res. 2016 Jan; 4(1)12-7. doi: 10.1158/2326-6066.CIR-15-0197.

PMID:
    26589768
    [PubMed - in process]
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Outcomes of a proficiency-based skills curriculum at the beginning of the fourth year for senior medical students entering surgery.
Wade TJ, Lorbeer K, Awad MM, Woodhouse J, DeClue A, Brunt LM
Surgery. 2015 Oct; 158(4)962-9; discussion 969-71. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2015.07.005.

PMID:
    26283204
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Durable Responses With PD-1 Inhibition in Lung and Kidney Cancer and the Ongoing Search for Predictive Biomarkers.
Awad MM, Hammerman PS
J Clin Oncol. 2015 Jun 20; 33(18)1993-4. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2015.61.4172.

PMID:
    25918290
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The pore-forming α-toxin from clostridium septicum activates the MAPK pathway in a Ras-c-Raf-dependent and independent manner.
Chakravorty A, Awad MM, Cheung JK, Hiscox TJ, Lyras D, Rood JI
Toxins (Basel). 2015 Feb 10; 7(2)516-34. doi: 10.3390/toxins7020516.

PMID:
    25675415
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Clostridium difficile virulence factors: Insights into an anaerobic spore-forming pathogen.
Awad MM, Johanesen PA, Carter GP, Rose E, Lyras D
Gut Microbes. 2014; 5(5)579-93. doi: 10.4161/19490976.2014.969632.

PMID:
    25483328
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Dabrafenib in combination with trametinib for the treatment of metastatic melanoma.
Awad MM, Sullivan RJ
Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol. 2015 Jan; 8(1)25-33. doi: 10.1586/17512433.2015.974556.

PMID:
    25473943
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Successful desensitization of two patients with ALK-positive lung cancer and hypersensitivity to crizotinib.
Awad MM, Lax TP, Slawski BR, Shaw AT
J Thorac Oncol. 2014 Nov; 9(11)1726-8. doi: 10.1097/JTO.0000000000000350.

PMID:
    25436807
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Patient-derived models of acquired resistance can identify effective drug combinations for cancer.
Crystal AS, Shaw AT, Sequist LV, Friboulet L, Niederst MJ, Lockerman EL, Frias RL, Gainor JF, Amzallag A, Greninger P, Lee D, Kalsy A, Gomez-Caraballo M, Elamine L, Howe E, Hur W, Lifshits E, Robinson HE, Katayama R, Faber AC, Awad MM, Ramaswamy S, Mino-Kenudson M, Iafrate AJ, Benes CH, Engelman JA
Science. 2014 Dec 19; 346(6216)1480-6. doi: 10.1126/science.1254721.

PMID:
    25394791
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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ALK inhibitors in non-small cell lung cancer: crizotinib and beyond.
Awad MM, Shaw AT
Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2014 Jul; 12(7)429-39.

PMID:
    25322323
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Comparing the identification of Clostridium spp. by two Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry platforms to 16S rRNA PCR sequencing as a reference standard: a detailed analysis of age of culture and sample preparation.
Chean R, Kotsanas D, Francis MJ, Palombo EA, Jadhav SR, Awad MM, Lyras D, Korman TM, Jenkin GA
Anaerobe. 2014 Dec; 3085-9. doi: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2014.09.007.

PMID:
    25230331
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Expression of the large clostridial toxins is controlled by conserved regulatory mechanisms.
Carter GP, Larcombe S, Li L, Jayawardena D, Awad MM, Songer JG, Lyras D
Int J Med Microbiol. 2014 Nov; 304(8)1147-59. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2014.08.008.

PMID:
    25190355
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ergonomic analysis of robot-assisted and traditional laparoscopic procedures.
Zihni AM, Ohu I, Cavallo JA, Cho S, Awad MM
Surg Endosc. 2014 Dec; 28(12)3379-84. doi: 10.1007/s00464-014-3604-9.

PMID:
    24928233
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The impact of an advanced certifying examination simulation program on the American Board of Surgery Certifying Examination passage rates.
London DA, Awad MM
J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Aug; 219(2)280-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2014.01.060.

PMID:
    24795266
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Towards an understanding of the role of Clostridium perfringens toxins in human and animal disease.
Uzal FA, Freedman JC, Shrestha A, Theoret JR, Garcia J, Awad MM, Adams V, Moore RJ, Rood JI, McClane BA
Future Microbiol. 2014; 9(3)361-77. doi: 10.2217/fmb.13.168.

PMID:
    24762309
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

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