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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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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

More valuable than platinum: first-line pembrolizumab in advanced stage non-small cell lung cancer.
Zou T, Awad MM
Ann Oncol. 2017 Feb 27; doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdx083.

PMID:
    28327984
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Comprehensive Meta-analysis of Key Immune-Related Adverse Events from CTLA-4 and PD-1/PD-L1 Inhibitors in Cancer Patients.
De Velasco G, Je Y, Bossé D, Awad MM, Ott PA, Moreira RB, Schutz F, Bellmunt J, Sonpavde GP, Hodi FS, Choueiri TK
Cancer Immunol Res. 2017 Feb 28; doi: 10.1158/2326-6066.CIR-16-0237.

PMID:
    28246107
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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An open-label, phase II study of the polo-like kinase-1 (Plk-1) inhibitor, BI 2536, in patients with relapsed small cell lung cancer (SCLC).
Awad MM, Chu QS, Gandhi L, Stephenson JJ, Govindan R, Bradford DS, Bonomi PD, Ellison DM, Eaton KD, Fritsch H, Munzert G, Johnson BE, Socinski MA
Lung Cancer. 2017 Feb; 104126-130. doi: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2016.12.019.

PMID:
    28212994
    [PubMed - in process]
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Immune-related response assessment during PD-1 inhibitor therapy in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer patients.
Nishino M, Ramaiya NH, Chambers ES, Adeni AE, Hatabu H, Jänne PA, Hodi FS, Awad MM
J Immunother Cancer. 2016 Dec 20; 484. doi: 10.1186/s40425-016-0193-2.

PMID:
    28018599
    [PubMed]
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Effect of Burnout: In Reply to Lefor.
Elmore LC, Jeffe DB, Jin L, Awad MM, Turnbull IR
J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Jan; 224(1)89. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.09.007.

PMID:
    28010823
    [PubMed - in process]
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Defining and Mitigating Burnout: In Reply to Brisson and Bianchi.
Elmore LC, Jeffe DB, Jin L, Awad MM, Turnbull IR
J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Jan; 224(1)88-89. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.09.009.

PMID:
    28010822
    [PubMed - in process]
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Which causes more ergonomic stress: Laparoscopic or open surgery?
Wang R, Liang Z, Zihni AM, Ray S, Awad MM
Surg Endosc. 2016 Dec 6;

PMID:
    27924389
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Transfer and priming of surgical skills across minimally invasive surgical platforms.
Zihni A, Ge T, Ray S, Wang R, Liang Z, Cavallo JA, Awad MM
J Surg Res. 2016 Nov; 206(1)48-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2016.06.026.

PMID:
    27916374
    [PubMed - in process]
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Estimating Survival in Patients With Lung Cancer and Brain Metastases: An Update of the Graded Prognostic Assessment for Lung Cancer Using Molecular Markers (Lung-molGPA).
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
JAMA Oncol. 2016 Nov 17; doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.3834.

PMID:
    27892978
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Cytotoxic T Cells in PD-L1-Positive Malignant Pleural Mesotheliomas Are Counterbalanced by Distinct Immunosuppressive Factors.
Awad MM, Jones RE, Liu H, Lizotte PH, Ivanova EV, Kulkarni M, Herter-Sprie GS, Liao X, Santos AA, Bittinger MA, Keogh L, Koyama S, Almonte C, English JM, Barlow J, Richards WG, Barbie DA, Bass AJ, Rodig SJ, Hodi FS, Wucherpfennig KW, Jänne PA, Sholl LM, Hammerman PS, Wong KK, Bueno R
Cancer Immunol Res. 2016 Dec; 4(12)1038-1048.

PMID:
    27856426
    [PubMed - in process]
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Carboplatin and pemetrexed with or without pembrolizumab for advanced, non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer: a randomised, phase 2 cohort of the open-label KEYNOTE-021 study.
Langer CJ, Gadgeel SM, Borghaei H, Papadimitrakopoulou VA, Patnaik A, Powell SF, Gentzler RD, Martins RG, Stevenson JP, Jalal SI, Panwalkar A, Yang JC, Gubens M, Sequist LV, Awad MM, Fiore J, Ge Y, Raftopoulos H, Gandhi L, KEYNOTE-021 investigators.
Lancet Oncol. 2016 Nov; 17(11)1497-1508. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(16)30498-3.

PMID:
    27745820
    [PubMed - in process]
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Multiparametric profiling of non-small-cell lung cancers reveals distinct immunophenotypes.
Lizotte PH, Ivanova EV, Awad MM, Jones RE, Keogh L, Liu H, Dries R, Almonte C, Herter-Sprie GS, Santos A, Feeney NB, Paweletz CP, Kulkarni MM, Bass AJ, Rustgi AK, Yuan GC, Kufe DW, Jänne PA, Hammerman PS, Sholl LM, Hodi FS, Richards WG, Bueno R, English JM, Bittinger MA, Wong KK
JCI Insight. 2016 Sep 8; 1(14)e89014.

PMID:
    27699239
    [PubMed - in process]
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Gastric plexiform schwannoma in association with neurofibromatosis type 2.
Kudose S, Kyriakos M, Awad MM
Clin J Gastroenterol. 2016 Dec; 9(6)352-357.

PMID:
    27696205
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Acquired METD1228V Mutation and Resistance to MET Inhibition in Lung Cancer.
Bahcall M, Sim T, Paweletz CP, Patel JD, Alden RS, Kuang Y, Sacher AG, Kim ND, Lydon CA, Awad MM, Jaklitsch MT, Sholl LM, Jänne PA, Oxnard GR
Cancer Discov. 2016 Dec; 6(12)1334-1341.

PMID:
    27694386
    [PubMed - in process]
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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 Sep 16; 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 PF, Hodi FS
Clin Cancer Res. 2016 Dec 15; 22(24)6051-6060.

PMID:
    27535979
    [PubMed - in process]
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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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Areas of Research Interest

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