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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

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: 314-222-6256

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

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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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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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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The ALK inhibitor ceritinib overcomes crizotinib resistance in non-small cell lung cancer.
Friboulet L, Li N, Katayama R, Lee CC, Gainor JF, Crystal AS, Michellys PY, Awad MM, Yanagitani N, Kim S, Pferdekamper AC, Li J, Kasibhatla S, Sun F, Sun X, Hua S, McNamara P, Mahmood S, Lockerman EL, Fujita N, Nishio M, Harris JL, Shaw AT, Engelman JA
Cancer Discov. 2014 Jun; 4(6)662-73. doi: 10.1158/2159-8290.CD-13-0846.

PMID:
    24675041
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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FLS tasks can be used as an ergonomic discriminator between laparoscopic and robotic surgery.
Zihni AM, Ohu I, Cavallo JA, Ousley J, Cho S, Awad MM
Surg Endosc. 2014 Aug; 28(8)2459-65. doi: 10.1007/s00464-014-3497-7.

PMID:
    24619332
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Tyrosine kinase gene rearrangements in epithelial malignancies.
Shaw AT, Hsu PP, Awad MM, Engelman JA
Nat Rev Cancer. 2013 Nov; 13(11)772-87. doi: 10.1038/nrc3612.

PMID:
    24132104
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Acquired resistance to crizotinib from a mutation in CD74-ROS1.
Awad MM, Engelman JA, Shaw AT
N Engl J Med. 2013 Sep 19; 369(12)1173. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1309091.

PMID:
    24047072
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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General surgery residency inadequately prepares trainees for fellowship: results of a survey of fellowship program directors.
Mattar SG, Alseidi AA, Jones DB, Jeyarajah DR, Swanstrom LL, Aye RW, Wexner SD, Martinez JM, Ross SB, Awad MM, Franklin ME, Arregui ME, Schirmer BD, Minter RM
Ann Surg. 2013 Sep; 258(3)440-9. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e3182a191ca.

PMID:
    24022436
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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ALK rearrangements are mutually exclusive with mutations in EGFR or KRAS: an analysis of 1,683 patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
Gainor JF, Varghese AM, Ou SH, Kabraji S, Awad MM, Katayama R, Pawlak A, Mino-Kenudson M, Yeap BY, Riely GJ, Iafrate AJ, Arcila ME, Ladanyi M, Engelman JA, Dias-Santagata D, Shaw AT
Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Aug 1; 19(15)4273-81. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-13-0318.

PMID:
    23729361
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Acquired resistance to crizotinib from a mutation in CD74-ROS1.
Awad MM, Katayama R, McTigue M, Liu W, Deng YL, Brooun A, Friboulet L, Huang D, Falk MD, Timofeevski S, Wilner KD, Lockerman EL, Khan TM, Mahmood S, Gainor JF, Digumarthy SR, Stone JR, Mino-Kenudson M, Christensen JG, Iafrate AJ, Engelman JA, Shaw AT
N Engl J Med. 2013 Jun 20; 368(25)2395-401. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1215530.

PMID:
    23724914
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Role of CCR5Δ32 mutation in protecting patients with Schistosoma mansoni infection against hepatitis C viral infection or progression.
El-Moamly AA, El-Sweify MA, Rashad RM, Abdalla EM, Ragheb MM, Awad MM
Parasitol Res. 2013 Jul; 112(7)2745-52. doi: 10.1007/s00436-013-3380-9.

PMID:
    23515570
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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CEBPA gene mutations in Egyptian acute myeloid leukemia patients: impact on prognosis.
Awad MM, Aladle DA, Abousamra NK, Elghannam DM, Fawzy IM
Hematology. 2013 Mar; 18(2)61-8. doi: 10.1179/1607845412Y.0000000032.

PMID:
    22990006
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pemetrexed-based chemotherapy in patients with advanced, ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer.
Shaw AT, Varghese AM, Solomon BJ, Costa DB, Novello S, Mino-Kenudson M, Awad MM, Engelman JA, Riely GJ, Monica V, Yeap BY, Scagliotti GV
Ann Oncol. 2013 Jan; 24(1)59-66. doi: 10.1093/annonc/mds242.

PMID:
    22887466
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Neutrophil-erythrocyte rosettes in autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
Schulman S, Awad MM, Kuter DJ
Am J Hematol. 2013 Apr; 88(4)333-4. doi: 10.1002/ajh.23277.

PMID:
    22886729
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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TcdB or not TcdB: a tale of two Clostridium difficile toxins.
Carter GP, Awad MM, Kelly ML, Rood JI, Lyras D
Future Microbiol. 2011 Feb; 6(2)121-3. doi: 10.2217/fmb.10.169.

PMID:
    21366410
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Robot-assisted surgery and health care costs.
Awad MM, Fleshman JW
N Engl J Med. 2010 Nov 25; 363(22)2174-5; author reply 2176. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1010658#SA2.

PMID:
    21105814
    [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)