Pediatric Surgery; Pediatric Urology; Pulmonary Disease; Surgery; Surgical Critical Care - Surgery; Thoracic Surgery; Surgery - Trauma; Surgery - Laparoscopic; Prenatal Diagnosis; Fetal Surgery; Miniature Access Surgery; Cell growth, differentiation and development; Molecular Basis of Disease
-To be a recognized leader in academic pediatric surgery (clinical surgery, clinical/basic science research, teaching and administration), -To build a state of the art surgical department, divisions, and programs congruent withthe mission goals, and needs of institutions (university, hospital, other departments), patients and their families and faculty (full time and volunteer) -To create the requiste environment for students, residents, and faculty to optimize career development -To maintain a busy clinical pratice of open and miniature access surgery for fetuses, infants, children -To cross train students (MD, RN, DDS, Phar D.,MPH, Basic Science, Residents and Fellows(all specialties), Faculty (all Health Science Schools),and Community Healthcare Professionals in the requisite MBA Skill Sets, Entrepreneurism, and Big Data analysis to optimize their professional development, careers and their patients‘ outcomes in this complicated and ever changing Healthcare environment -To be actively involved in teaching and practicing Interprofessional Care (IPC) and Interprofessional Education (IPE) -To continue to train and mentor academic gerneral surgeons -To continue to train and mentor academic pediatric surgeons -To continue to teach and mentor students at various levels -To continue laboratory and clinical incestifations in the following areas: lung development, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, fetal physiology, birth defects, prenatal diagnosis of surgical problems, fetal surgery, the genetic aspects of surgical disease, fetal frowth factors, the physiology miniature access surgery, surgical robotics, ECMO, trauma, the education process for students, residents, and fellows virtual reality, surgical simulation, telelmedicine, telesurgery, teleconferencing, telementoring, and computer applications in medicein -To continue research and development with corporate biomedical parners -To continue to advocate for children and children‘s health care
Surgery; Surgical Critical Care - Surgery; Surgery - Trauma; Surgery - Laparoscopic; Pathophysiology
I am an acute care surgeon board-certified in both surgery and surgical critical care. The most important part of my job is providing compassionate care to my patients, who are often acutely injured and/or critically ill. I have a deep awareness of, and empathy for my patients’ suffering, and I do my best to alleviate it. My clinical focus is in trauma, critical care and emergency general surgery. I also perform laparoscopic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery (small bowel, colorectal and biliary), complex hernia surgery, as well as endoscopy and wound care. My research is focused on improving care for injured and critically ill patients, including topics in gut-origin bacterial translocation, aspiration and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), damage control resuscitation and imaging in trauma. I was a co-investigator on NIH-funded grants for evaluation of aspiration biomarkers in trauma and surgery, as well as on an SIS multicenter study on duration of antibiotics for abdominal infection. I encourage medical students and residents to approach me for collaborative research opportunities. The research experience will enable them to develop critical thinking and help shape their practice of medicine. I have mentored numerous surgical residents and medical students in research, which has led to them receiving national research awards. I have a passion for teaching medical students and residents. I find satisfaction in sharing my knowledge and experience with those in the training phase of their careers. In return, their questions help me stay current in my field and ultimately help me render the best care to my patients. I am the course director of the elective internship in trauma. I also give lectures on traumatology to medical students. As a surgeon, role model and educator, I have inspired many medical students to pursue surgery as a career.