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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

Lectin activity of the TcdA and TcdB toxins of <i>Clostridium difficile</i>.
Hartley-Tassell LE, Awad MM, Seib KL, Scarselli M, Savino S, Tiralongo J, Lyras D, Day CJ, Jennings MP
Infect Immun. 2018 Dec 10; pii: IAI.00676-18. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00676-18.

PMID:
    30530621
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Authors' Response.
Cheng MP, Marty FM, Costa DB, Awad MM
J Thorac Oncol. 2018 Nov; 13(11)e237. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2018.09.015.

PMID:
    30368420
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Ergonomic analysis of laparoscopic and robotic surgical task performance at various experience levels.
Zárate Rodriguez JG, Zihni AM, Ohu I, Cavallo JA, Ray S, Cho S, Awad MM
Surg Endosc. 2018 Oct 22; doi: 10.1007/s00464-018-6478-4.

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    30350099
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Impact of BRAF Mutation Class on Disease Characteristics and Clinical Outcomes in BRAF-mutant Lung Cancer.
Dagogo-Jack I, Martinez P, Yeap BY, Ambrogio C, Ferris LA, Lydon C, Nguyen T, Jessop NA, Iafrate AJ, Johnson BE, Lennerz JK, Shaw AT, Awad MM
Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Sep 17; doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-18-2062.

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    30224342
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PD-L1 expression, tumor mutational burden, and response to immunotherapy in patients with MET exon 14 altered lung cancers.
Sabari JK, Leonardi GC, Shu CA, Umeton R, Montecalvo J, Ni A, Chen R, Dienstag J, Mrad C, Bergagnini I, Lai WV, Offin M, Arbour KC, Plodkowski AJ, Halpenny DF, Paik PK, Li BT, Riely GJ, Kris MG, Rudin CM, Sholl LM, Nishino M, Hellmann MD, Rekhtman N, Awad MM, Drilon A
Ann Oncol. 2018 Oct 1; 29(10)2085-2091. doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdy334.

PMID:
    30165371
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Genomic correlates of response to immune checkpoint blockade in microsatellite-stable solid tumors.
Miao D, Margolis CA, Vokes NI, Liu D, Taylor-Weiner A, Wankowicz SM, Adeegbe D, Keliher D, Schilling B, Tracy A, Manos M, Chau NG, Hanna GJ, Polak P, Rodig SJ, Signoretti S, Sholl LM, Engelman JA, Getz G, Jänne PA, Haddad RI, Choueiri TK, Barbie DA, Haq R, Awad MM, Schadendorf D, Hodi FS, Bellmunt J, Wong KK, Hammerman P, Van Allen EM
Nat Genet. 2018 Sep; 50(9)1271-1281. doi: 10.1038/s41588-018-0200-2.

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    30150660
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24-Month Overall Survival from KEYNOTE-021 Cohort G: Pemetrexed and Carboplatin with or without Pembrolizumab as First-Line Therapy for Advanced Nonsquamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
Borghaei H, Langer CJ, Gadgeel S, Papadimitrakopoulou VA, Patnaik A, Powell SF, Gentzler RD, Martins RG, Stevenson JP, Jalal SI, Panwalkar A, Chih-Hsin Yang J, Gubens M, Sequist LV, Awad MM, Fiore J, Saraf S, Keller SM, Gandhi L
J Thorac Oncol. 2018 Aug 21; pii: S1556-0864(18)30942-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2018.08.004.

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    30138764
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Empagliflozin, SGLT<sub>2</sub> inhibitor, attenuates renal fibrosis in rats exposed to unilateral ureteric obstruction: potential role of klotho expression.
Abbas NAT, El Salem A, Awad MM
Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol. 2018 Dec; 391(12)1347-1360. doi: 10.1007/s00210-018-1544-y.

PMID:
    30090949
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Amplification of Wild-type <i>KRAS</i> Imparts Resistance to Crizotinib in <i>MET</i> Exon 14 Mutant Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
Bahcall M, Awad MM, Sholl LM, Wilson FH, Xu M, Wang S, Palakurthi S, Choi J, Ivanova EV, Leonardi GC, Ulrich BC, Paweletz CP, Kirschmeier PT, Watanabe M, Baba H, Nishino M, Nagy RJ, Lanman RB, Capelletti M, Chambers ES, Redig AJ, VanderLaan PA, Costa DB, Imamura Y, Jänne PA
Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Dec 1; 24(23)5963-5976. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-18-0876.

PMID:
    30072474
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Frequency of Brain Metastases and Multikinase Inhibitor Outcomes in Patients With RET-Rearranged Lung Cancers.
Drilon A, Lin JJ, Filleron T, Ni A, Milia J, Bergagnini I, Hatzoglou V, Velcheti V, Offin M, Li B, Carbone DP, Besse B, Mok T, Awad MM, Wolf J, Owen D, Camidge DR, Riely GJ, Peled N, Kris MG, Mazieres J, Gainor JF, Gautschi O
J Thorac Oncol. 2018 Oct; 13(10)1595-1601. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2018.07.004.

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    30017832
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<i>STK11/LKB1</i> Mutations and PD-1 Inhibitor Resistance in <i>KRAS</i>-Mutant Lung Adenocarcinoma.
Skoulidis F, Goldberg ME, Greenawalt DM, Hellmann MD, Awad MM, Gainor JF, Schrock AB, Hartmaier RJ, Trabucco SE, Gay L, Ali SM, Elvin JA, Singal G, Ross JS, Fabrizio D, Szabo PM, Chang H, Sasson A, Srinivasan S, Kirov S, Szustakowski J, Vitazka P, Edwards R, Bufill JA, Sharma N, Ou SI, Peled N, Spigel DR, Rizvi H, Aguilar EJ, Carter BW, Erasmus J, Halpenny DF, Plodkowski AJ, Long NM, Nishino M, Denning WL, Galan-Cobo A, Hamdi H, Hirz T, Tong P, Wang J, Rodriguez-Canales J, Villalobos PA, Parra ER, Kalhor N, Sholl LM, Sauter JL, Jungbluth AA, Mino-Kenudson M, Azimi R, Elamin YY, Zhang J, Leonardi GC, Jiang F, Wong KK, Lee JJ, Papadimitrakopoulou VA, Wistuba II, Miller VA, Frampton GM, Wolchok JD, Shaw AT, Jänne PA, Stephens PJ, Rudin CM, Geese WJ, Albacker LA, Heymach JV
Cancer Discov. 2018 Jul; 8(7)822-835. doi: 10.1158/2159-8290.CD-18-0099.

PMID:
    29773717
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Opioid Medication Use in the Surgical Patient: An Assessment of Prescribing Patterns and Use.
Tan WH, Yu J, Feaman S, McAllister JM, Kahan LG, Quasebarth MA, Blatnik JA, Eagon JC, Awad MM, Brunt LM
J Am Coll Surg. 2018 Aug; 227(2)203-211. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2018.04.032.

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    29746919
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Safety of Programmed Death-1 Pathway Inhibitors Among Patients With Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer and Preexisting Autoimmune Disorders.
Leonardi GC, Gainor JF, Altan M, Kravets S, Dahlberg SE, Gedmintas L, Azimi R, Rizvi H, Riess JW, Hellmann MD, Awad MM
J Clin Oncol. 2018 Jul 1; 36(19)1905-1912. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.77.0305.

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    29746230
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Tumor Mutational Burden and Efficacy of Nivolumab Monotherapy and in Combination with Ipilimumab in Small-Cell Lung Cancer.
Hellmann MD, Callahan MK, Awad MM, Calvo E, Ascierto PA, Atmaca A, Rizvi NA, Hirsch FR, Selvaggi G, Szustakowski JD, Sasson A, Golhar R, Vitazka P, Chang H, Geese WJ, Antonia SJ
Cancer Cell. 2018 May 14; 33(5)853-861.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.ccell.2018.04.001.

PMID:
    29731394
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Safety and Efficacy of PD-1 Inhibitors Among HIV-Positive Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
Ostios-Garcia L, Faig J, Leonardi GC, Adeni AE, Subegdjo SJ, Lydon CA, Rangachari D, Huberman MS, Sehgal K, Shea M, VanderLaan PA, Cheng MP, Marty FM, Hammond SP, Costa DB, Awad MM
J Thorac Oncol. 2018 Jul; 13(7)1037-1042. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2018.03.031.

PMID:
    29631035
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An Acquired NRAS Q61K Mutation in BRAF V600E-Mutant Lung Adenocarcinoma Resistant to Dabrafenib Plus Trametinib.
Abravanel DL, Nishino M, Sholl LM, Ambrogio C, Awad MM
J Thorac Oncol. 2018 Aug; 13(8)e131-e133. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2018.03.026.

PMID:
    29631033
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Sarcoid-Like Granulomatosis of the Lung Related to Immune-Checkpoint Inhibitors: Distinct Clinical and Imaging Features of a Unique Immune-Related Adverse Event.
Nishino M, Sholl LM, Awad MM, Hatabu H, Armand P, Hodi FS
Cancer Immunol Res. 2018 Jun; 6(6)630-635. doi: 10.1158/2326-6066.CIR-17-0715.

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    29622582
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Histological and immunohistochemical investigations of ovarian interstitial glands during non-breeding season in camels (Camelus dromedarius).
Awad MM, Mohamed RH, Amin YA, Hussein HA
Reprod Domest Anim. 2018 Aug; 53(4)872-879. doi: 10.1111/rda.13178.

PMID:
    29602226
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False-Positive Plasma Genotyping Due to Clonal Hematopoiesis.
Hu Y, Ulrich BC, Supplee J, Kuang Y, Lizotte PH, Feeney NB, Guibert NM, Awad MM, Wong KK, Jänne PA, Paweletz CP, Oxnard GR
Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Sep 15; 24(18)4437-4443. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-18-0143.

PMID:
    29567812
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Comparison of precision and speed in laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgical task performance.
Zihni A, Gerull WD, Cavallo JA, Ge T, Ray S, Chiu J, Brunt LM, Awad MM
J Surg Res. 2018 Mar; 22329-33. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2017.07.037.

PMID:
    29433882
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Areas of Research Interest

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