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Michael M. Awad, MD, PhD

Associate 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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  • Education
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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

The NEAT Domain-Containing Proteins of Clostridium perfringens Bind Heme.
Choo JM, Cheung JK, Wisniewski JA, Steer DL, Bulach DM, Hiscox TJ, Chakravorty A, Smith AI, Gell DA, Rood JI, Awad MM
PLoS One. 2016; 11(9)e0162981. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0162981.

PMID:
    27637108
    [PubMed - in process]
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The Effect of Gene Alterations and Tyrosine Kinase Inhibition on Survival and Cause of Death in Patients With Adenocarcinoma of the Lung and Brain Metastases.
Sperduto PW, Yang TJ, Beal K, Pan H, Brown PD, Bangdiwala A, Shanley R, Yeh N, Gaspar LE, Braunstein S, Sneed P, Boyle J, Kirkpatrick JP, Mak KS, Shih HA, Engelman A, Roberge D, Arvold ND, Alexander B, Awad MM, Contessa J, Chiang V, Hardie J, Ma D, Lou E, Sperduto W, Mehta MP
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Oct 1; 96(2)406-13. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2016.06.006.

PMID:
    27598807
    [PubMed - in process]
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Fine needle aspirate flow cytometric phenotyping characterizes immunosuppressive nature of the mesothelioma microenvironment.
Lizotte PH, Jones RE, Keogh L, Ivanova E, Liu H, Awad MM, Hammerman PS, Gill RR, Richards WG, Barbie DA, Bass AJ, Bueno R, English JM, Bittinger M, Wong KK
Sci Rep. 2016 Aug 19; 631745. doi: 10.1038/srep31745.

PMID:
    27539742
    [PubMed - in process]
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PD-1 inhibitor-related pneumonitis in advanced cancer patients: Radiographic patterns and clinical course.
Nishino M, Ramaiya NH, Awad MM, Sholl LM, Maattala JA, Taibi M, Hatabu H, Ott PA, Armand P, Hodi FS
Clin Cancer Res. 2016 Aug 17; pii: clincanres.1320.2016.

PMID:
    27535979
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Ergonomic analysis of primary and assistant surgical roles.
Zihni AM, Cavallo JA, Ray S, Ohu I, Cho S, Awad MM
J Surg Res. 2016 Jun 15; 203(2)301-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2016.03.058.

PMID:
    27363636
    [PubMed - in process]
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The Sialidase NanS Enhances Non-TcsL Mediated Cytotoxicity of Clostridium sordellii.
Awad MM, Singleton J, Lyras D
Toxins (Basel). 2016 Jun 17; 8(6)pii: E189. doi: 10.3390/toxins8060189.

PMID:
    27322322
    [PubMed - in process]
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National Survey of Burnout among US General Surgery Residents.
Elmore LC, Jeffe DB, Jin L, Awad MM, Turnbull IR
J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Sep; 223(3)440-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.05.014.

PMID:
    27238875
    [PubMed - in process]
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Important cellular targets for antimicrobial photodynamic therapy.
Awad MM, Tovmasyan A, Craik JD, Batinic-Haberle I, Benov LT
Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2016 Sep; 100(17)7679-88. doi: 10.1007/s00253-016-7632-3.

PMID:
    27221289
    [PubMed - in process]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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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Areas of Research Interest

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