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Faculty Profile

I. Michael Leitman, M.D.

Dr. I. Michael Leitman

Professor of Clinical Surgery, Department of Surgery

Vice Chair for the Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center, Department of Surgery

Chief of General Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center, Department of Surgery

 

Selected Publications

ORIGINAL REPORTS

  1. Ling, GN,  Baxter, JD and  Leitman, IMEffects of Adrenaline, Calcium and Oubain on The Resting Potential of Frog Muscle:  Interpretation Based on The Theory of Allosteric Control of Cooperative Interactions Among Surface Anionic Sites.PhysiolChemPhys Med NMR 1984:  16(5):  405 - 423. PMID: 6531404.
  1. Leitman, IM, Paull, DE, Barie, PS, Isom, OW, and Shires, GT, Intra-abdominal Complications of Cardiopulmonary Bypass Operations.Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, 1987, 165(3):  251 - 254. PMID: 3498228. 
  1. Leitman, IM, Paull, DE and Shires, GT, Evaluation and Management of Massive Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage.  Annals of Surgery, 1989, 209(2): 175 – 180. PMID: 3498228. 
  1. Leitman, IM,Simkovich, AH and Redo, SF, SubdiaphragmaticExtralobar Pulmonary Sequestration. Surgical Rounds.  In press.
  1. Leitman, IM,Paull, DE, Isom, OW, Acute Intestinal Infarction Following Cardiopulmonary Bypass Surgery. Contemporary Gastroenterology, 1990, 2: 22 - 24.
  1. Leitman, IM, "Overconfident Voyagers." Early Surgery at The New York Hospital.  Cornell University Medical College Alumni Quarterly, September, 1990, 21 - 29.
  1. Leitman, IM, Van Zee, K,  Antonacci, AC, Elective Cholecystectomy After Biliary Lithotripsy - An Indication for Routine Intra-operative Cholangiography?Archives of Surgery, 1990, 125, 1517. PMID 2241567.
  1. Leitman, IMThe Evolution of Surgery at The New York Hospital. Bulletin of The New York Academy of Medicine.  1991, 67, 475 - 500. PMID: 1933072 
  1. Reiner, DS, Leitman, IM, Ward, RJ,  LaparoscopicStamm Gastrostomy With Gastropexy. Surgical Laparoscopy & Endoscopy. 1991, Vol. I, No. 3., pp. 189 - 192. PMID: 1669401.
  1. Leitman, IM, Sullivan, J, Brams, D,  DeCosse, JJ,  Multivariate Analysis of The Initial Surgical Management of Obstructing Carcinoma of The Colon.Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, 1992, 174, 513  - 518. PMID: 1595029
  1. Leitman, IM,Spera, R, Farber, B, Harvey, LP, Ricci, JL, Acute Pancreatitis from Echinococcal Disease of the Liver.  Surgical Rounds.  In Press. 
  1. Leitman, IM,  Fisher, ML, McKinley, MJ, Rothman, R, Ward, RJ, Reiner, DS, Tortolani, AJ, The Evaluation and Managment of Known or Suspected Common Bile Duct Stones in the Era of Minimal Access Surgery. Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, 1993, 176: 527 - 533. PMID: 8322123.
  1. Silvestri, F, Leitman, IM, Gilder, MW, Tortolani, AJ, Bilateral Adrenal Hemorrhage and Insufficiency in Association With Acute Gangrenous Cholecystitis. Contemporary Surgery, 1993, Vol. 42: 351 - 354.
  1. Leitman, IM, Kafka, NK, and Tromba, J, Acute Pancreatitis Secondary to Incarcerated Paraesophageal Hernia.  SURGERY, May 1994, 653 - 655. PMID 8178267.
  1. Leitman, IM,  Risucci, D, Tortolani, AJ, Teaching Laparoscopic Surgical Skills to General Surgery Residents: Development of An Individualized Instructional Approach.  Focus on Surgical Education, 1994, 11, 20 - 22.
  1. Birmingham, KL, Feigenbaum, N, Leitman, IM, Tortoloni, AJ, Critical Comparison of Diagnostic Laparoscopy and Appendectomy versus Open Appendectomy for the Evaluation of Acute Right Lower Quadrant Pain.  Current Surgery 1996, Volume 53, 231 - 234.
  1. Tortolani, AJ, Leitman, IM, Risucci, DA, Student Perceptions of Skills, Acquisition During the Surgical Clerkship:  Differences Across Academic Quarters and Deviations From Faculty Expectations. Teaching and Learning in Medicine 1997, Volume 9, No. 3, 186-191.
  1. Leitman, IM, Subramanian, VA;  “Central Venous Catheters: Can We Control The Infections?”,Current Surgery,  1999 (1/2): 24 - 29.
  1. Leitman, IM,  Burpee, SE;  “Controversies in the Investigation and Treatment of Lower Gastrointestinal  Bleeding”, Practical Gastroenterology 2000, Vol 24, pp 42-58.
  2. Lee, B, Leitman, IM, Subramanian, VA;EsophagealVarices: Is There Still a Role for The Portal-Systemic Shunt?  Current Surgery 2003, Vol60(4), 370-376.PMID: 15212052.
  1. Adusumilli PS, Leitman, IM, Obesity epidemic in the West: Warning signs in the East,National Medical Journal of India (in press).
  1. Chorost MI, Datta R, Santiago RC, Lee B, Bollman J, Leitman IM, Ghosh, BC; Colon Cancer Screening: Where have we come from and where do we go?Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004, Vol 85 (1), pp 7 – 13. PMID: 14696082.
  1. PS. Adusumilli, Leitman, IM, Ben-Porat L, Roesler D. The Prevalence and Predictors of Herbal Medicine Use in Surgical Patients, Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2004; 198: 583-590. PMID: 15051013.
  2. Adusumilli PS, Kell C, Chang JH, Tuorto S,  Leitman, IM Left-handed Surgeons:  Are they Left Out? Current Surgery 2004 61:587-591. PMID: 15590030.
  1. Taylor JD.,Leitman IM, Hon P, Horowitz M, Panagopoulos G, Outcome and complications of gastric bypass surgery in super-super obesity versus morbid obesity, Obesity Surgery 2006, 16:16-18. PMID: 16417751.
  1. Taylor JD.,Leitman IM, Hon P, Horowitz M, Is routine cholecystectomy necessary at the time of roux-en-y gastric bypass for morbid obesity? Obesity Surgery 2006 Jun; 16(6):759-61.      PMID: 16756738.
  1. Taylor JD, MD, Leitman IM, Rosser JC, Davis B,  Goodman EC, MD, Does the Position of the Alimentary Limb in Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Make a Difference? Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2006: 10 (10), 1397-1399.  PMID: 17175460.
  1. Avgerinos D,Leitman IM, Martínez RE, Liao EP, Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency and Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in a Population of Obese Adults undergoing Gastric Bypass Surgery. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 2007: 205(2), pages 294-297. PMID: 17660076.
  1. Allori AS, Leitman IM, Heitman E, Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery: Lessons learned from the laparoscopic revolution.  Archives of Surgery 2008: 143, 333-334. PMID: 18427018.
  1. Horowitz  MI, Leitman IM, Risk Factors for the Development of Incisional Hernia Following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery, The Open Surgery Journal, 2008, 2, 15-17.
  1. Avgerinos A, Laguna OH, Leitman IM, Lo AY, Evolving management of iatrogenic colonoscopic perforations, J Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Oct;12(10):1783-9. PMID: 18683006.
  1. Avgerinos A, Laguna OH, Lo AY, Leitman, IM,Managementof Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography – Related Duodenal Perforations, Surgical Endoscopy 2009, Apr;23(4):833-8. PMID: 18830749.
  1. EM Clarke-Pearson, AF Jacobson, SK Boolbol, IM Leitman, P Friedmann, V Lavarias, SM Feldman Quality Assurance Initiative at One Institution for Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy as the Initial Diagnostic Technique. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2009, 208, 75-79. PMID: 19228506
  1. JZ Lugo, DV Avgerinos, AJ Lefkowitz, ME Seigerman; IS Zahir; AY Lo, BG Surick, IM Leitman.Can Interval Appendectomy be Justified Following Conservative Treatment of Perforated Acute Appendicitis? Journal of Surgical Research 2010, 164, 91–94. PMID: 19691990.
  1. Laguna OH, Avgerinos D, Leitman, IM, The impact of the liberal use of CT in the work up of acute appendicitis.The Open Surgery Journal 2009, 3, 11-14.
  1. O Llaguna, D. Avgerinos, J. Lugo, J. Martz, I. Leitman, Abbadessa, B. Incidence and risk factors for the development of incisional hernia following elective laparoscopic versus open colon resections. American Journal of Surgery 2010, 200(2): 265-269. PMID: 20122681.
  1. A Rajendra, SA Cohen, FE Kasmin, JH Siegel and M Leitman, Surgical clip migration and stone formation in a gallbladder remnant after laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2009, Oct;70(4):780-1. PMID: 19640523.
  1. IM Leitman, AJ Lefkowitz, ME Seigerman, OH Llaguna, DV Avgerinos, Incidence and Risk Factors for the Development of Anemia following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery for Morbid Obesity, World Journal Of Gastroenterology 2010, 16 (15): 1867-1870. PMID: 20397264
  1. IM Leitman, C Virk, LJ Holup, ER Goodman, KS Karpeh, Early results of Trans-Oral Endoscopic Plication and Revision of the Gastric Pouch and Stoma Following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery" Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 2010,14(2): 217-222. PMID: 20932372
  1. CS Virk, IM Leitman, ER Goodman, Case Study: Endoscopic plication and revision (EPR) of gastric pouch for patients who have regained weight after gastric bypass surgery, Journal of Surgical Care Reports April 8, 2010.
  1. IM Leitman, L Sivaprasad, M Lipp, R Levin, D Bernard, P Friedmann and DJ Shulkin, "Quality and Financial Outcomes from Gainsharing for Inpatient Admissions:  A Three-Year Experience", Journal of Hospital Medicine 2010. Nov-Dec;5(9):501-7. PMID 20717892.
  1.  AC Allori, IM Leitman, E Heitman, Delayed Assessment and Eager Adoption of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Implications for Developing Surgical Technologies, World Journal of Gastroenterology 2010, 16 (33): 4115-4122. PMID:  20806426
  1. Eiref SD, Holekamp S, Koulos J, Levi G, Winestone M, Kagen A, and Leitman IM. Jejuno-uterine fistula after endovascular embolization for uterine bleeding. J Surg Radiol. 2010 Oct 1;1(2).
  1. SD Eiref, SA Holekamp, M Winestone, IM Leitman. Left colon interposition in a patient presenting with abdominal pain and acute appendicitis. International Journal of Anatomic Variants 2010; 3: 146-148.
  1. Llaguna OH, Avgerinos DV, Nagda P, Elfant D, Leitman IM, Goodman E.  Does Prophylatic Biologic Mesh Placement Protect Against the Development of Incisional Hernia in High-risk Patients?  World J Surg. 2011 Jul;35(7):1651-5. PMID: 21547421.
  1. Lugo JZ, DeitchJS, Yu A, Jang JH, Patel R, Slova D, Lantis J, Leitman IM.  Demographic and Laboratory Data May Predict Positive Temporal Artery Biopsy.  J Surg Res. 2011 Oct;170(2):332-5. PMID: 21529837 
  1. PG Plumb, IM Leitman, PH Factor L Sivaprasad and DS Bernard, M.D Gainsharing in the ICU; is now the right time? ICU Director, Volume 2 Issue 3 May 2011 pp. 74 – 77.
  1. B Abbadessa, SD Eiref, SA Holekamp, J Koulos, G Levi, M Winestone, MS Karpeh, IM Leitman, Gastric Calcifying Pseudotumor. J Surg Radiol 2012; 3(1): 44-49.
  1. Eiref SD, Leitman IM, Riley W, Hand Sanitizer Dispensers and Associated Hospital Acquired Infections - Friend or Fomite? Surgical Infections 2012, 13 (3) 1-4, doi:10.1089/sur.2011.049. PMID: 22568918
  1. IM Leitman, R Narang; J Martinez, B Abbadessa, D Avgerinos, E Dayan and S Cassaro.Factors that Predict Clinical Outcome after Colectomy for Fulminant Clostridium difficile Colitis.  Open Journal of Gastroenterology 2012, 2, 51-55
  2. Agnew JL, Abbadessa B, and Leitman IM, “Strategies to Evaluate Synchronous Carcinomas of the Colon and Rectum in Patients That Present for Emergent Surgery,” International Journal of Surgical Oncology 2013, Article ID 309439, 7 pages. doi:10.1155/2013/309439. PMID: 23476758
  3. ME. Iskandar, A Radzio, M Krikhely, IM Leitman,Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for a left-sided gallbladder. Case Report and review of the literature. World J Gastroenterol 2013; 19(35), 5925-8. PMID: 24124340.
  4. S Cassaro, IM Leitman, "A Technique for Laparoscopic Peritoneal Entry after Abdominoplasty." Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. 2013; Volume 23, Number 12, October 17, 2013. DOI: 10.1089/lap.2013.0462. PMID:: 24134069
  5. S. Atsushi, L Sivaprasad, D Steinberg; G Husk; A Burger, IM Leitman, "The Assessment of STAT Laboratory Test Ordering Practice and Impact of Targeted Individual Feedback in an Urban Teaching Hospital" Journal of Hospital Medicine 2013 (in press).
  6. IM Leitman, K Suzuki, AJ Wengrofsky, E Menashe, M Poplawski, KM Woo, CM Geller, D Lucido, T Bernik, B Zeifer and B Patton.  Early Recognition of Acute Thoracic Aortic Dissection and Aneurysm. World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2013 (in press).
  7. LS Bernstein, JE Sabat, M Montgomery, F Nwoke MD, H Natcheva,  A Sorrentino, C Holland, B Zeifer , S Cassaro , David Lucido, BG Surick, IM Leitman, Postoperative Pneumoperitoneum: Clearing the air, Journal of Surgery (2013), in press

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Leitman, IM,Burpee, SE:  Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding:  Investigations and Nonoperative Treatment in M. Schein and L. Wise (eds.) Controversies in Surgery.  Springer 2001, 325-330.
  1. Leitman IM Having Safe Surgery in Questions Patients Need to Ask - Getting the Best Healthcare, DJ Shulkin (ed). Xlibris Corporation Publishers 2008, pages 95 -100.
  1. Leitman, IM, Gastric Bypass Surgery: Long-term Side Effects in “Gastric Bypass: Surgical Procedures, Health Effects and Common Complications.” Nova Publishers, in press.
  1. K Jain, IM Leitman, PS.Adusumilli, Left-handed Surgeons in “Bias in Human Behavior”, T Dutta, MK Mandal, S Kumar (eds) Nova Publishers 2012.

INVITED MANUSCRIPTS, EDITORIALS AND REVIEWS AND EDUCATIONALLY RELEVANT PUBLICATION

  1. Leitman, IM. Wanderjahr:  The Education of A Surgeon. Bulletin of The New York Academy of Medicine, 1992, 68, 442 - 443.
  2. Leitman, IM, Accuracy of Endoscopic Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis and Staging of Gastric Cancer and Lymphoma. International Abstracts of Surgery, 1994, 79.           
  3.  Leitman, IM,Resection Margins in Carcinoma of the Head of The Pancreas: Implications for  Radiation Therapy.  International Abstracts of Surgery, 1994, 82.
  4. Leitman, IMEvidence Based Medicine – A New Discipline?, Archives of Surgery, 1998, 133, 911. PMID: 9711969
  5. Leitman, IM,Benefits of Technology.  Newsday, January 5, 2000.  Editorial
  6. Leitman IM, Adusumilli PS, Pay for Performance (P4P), The National Medical Journal of India 2008: 21 (1), 44-45.
  7. Colovos C, Suzuki K, Leitman IM, Adusumilli PS Surgeons and Simulators, Letter from North America, Natl Med J India 2009 (Nov-Dec). 22 (6), 323-4. PMID: 20384025
  8. IM Leitman, Modulating the Inflammatory Response in Sepsis. J Surg Res. 2011 Dec;171(2):e183-5. Epub 2011 Sep 12.PMID: 21962808
  9. IM Leitman, Understanding the Brain-Heart Axis in Neurological Trauma. Journal of Surgical Research 2011; 173 (e33-35). Epub 2011 Nov 19. No abstract available.  PMID: 22221598 
  10. IM Leitman, The Impact of Trauma Admissions in the Elderly, J Surg Res. 2012 May 15;174(2):e59-60. Epub 2011 Nov 19, PMID: 22221599 Journal of Surgical Research 2011, doi:10.1016/j.jss.2011.10.1043, published on line November 21, 2011, in press
  11. IM Leitman, Curcumin for the Prevention of Acute Lung Injury in Sepsis: Is it More Than the Flavor of the Month? J Surg Res. 2011 Dec 20. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22316673
  12. SS Reddy, IM Leitman, “Blood Transfusions in the Surgical Patient: A Gift of Life, but at What Cost?” J Surg Res. 2012 Mar 9. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 22459285
  13. SS Reddy, IM Leitman, “Pharmacotherapy for Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: The Science Behind the Promise”.  J Surg Res. 2012 Mar 14. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22459293
  14. JL Marti, IM Leitman, “Understanding the causes of hyperglycemia in burn patients.” J Surg Res. 2012 Apr 10. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 22502905
  15. Dimitrova KR, Leitman IM, Intramyocardial transplantation of endothelial progenitor cells and erythropoietin: A new scope for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Journal of Surgical Research, in press.
  16. Fukuhara S, Leitman IM, The Role of Exogenous Adenosine Triphosphate Administration for the Prevention of Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Skeletal Muscle, Journal of Surgical Research 2012, in press.
  17. Fukuhara S, Leitman IM, Cardiotrophin-1, an anti-inflammatory cytokine; is there a therapeutic role in orthotopic liver transplantation? J Surg Res. 2012 Aug 21. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:22940036
  18. Bernstein LS, Surick BG, Leitman IM, Is Acute Appendicitis in the Weather Forecast? J Surg Res. 2012 Aug 26. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 22940031
  19. Gandolfi BM, Leitman, IM, A blood test for acute rejection after renal transplantation? Commentary on Osteopontin level correlates with acute cellular renal allograft rejection. J Surg Res. 2012 Sep 19. doi:pii: S0022-4804(12)00800-1. 10.1016/j.jss.2012.08.056. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 23031633
  20. Flanagan MA, Leitman IM, Radical gastrectomy with para-aortic lymphadenectomy for carcinoma? The controversy continues.  Commentary on Risk Factors for Metastasis to Para-aortic Lymph Nodes in Gastric Cancer: A Single Institution Study in China. J Surg Res. 2012 Sep 27. doi:pii: S0022-4804(12)00814-1. 10.1016/j.jss.2012.09.011. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 23036515
  21. Farivar BS, Eiref SD, Leitman, IM. Strategies to prevent sepsis-induced intensive care unit-acquired weakness; are there any options? J Surg Res. 2013 Jan 2. doi:pii: S0022-4804(12)01963-4. 10.1016/j.jss.2012.12.019. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:23295195.
  22. Iskandar ME, Eiref SD, Leitman IM, The Iliad and the Odyssey of Metallic Foreign Body Extraction. J Surg Res. 2013 Jan 23. doi:pii: S0022-4804(13)00011-5. 10.1016/j.jss.2013.01.010. PMID:  23391165

 

PROCEEDINGS OF MEETINGS

  1. Leitman, IM, Sullivan, J, Brams, D, DeCosse, JJ. Multivariate Analysis of the Initial Management of  Malignant Colon Obstruction. Society of Surgical Oncology, 1992.

 

 

  1. Del Pin, C, Leitman,  IM, Reiner,  DS, Silvestri, F, Tortolani, AJ, Multivariate Anaylsis of Readmissions To  A Surgical Intensive Care Unit.   New Jersey Society of Critical Care, 1993.

 

 

  1. Leitman, IM, Del Pin, C, Multivariate Analysis of Readmission to The SICU. American College of Surgeons, 1993.

 

 

  1. Leitman, IM, Birmingham, KL, Feigenbaum, N, Ward, RJ, and Tortolani, AJ, Critical Comparison of  Diagnostic Laparoscopy and Appendectomy Vs. Open Appendectomy for the Evaluation of Right Lower Quadrant Pain.  Society of American Gastroendoscopic Surgeons, 1994.

 

 

  1. Leitman, IM, Fisher, ML, Reiner, DS, Ward, RJ,  Rothman, R, Lazzaro, RS, Bronzo, R, Weissman, G. Goldman, IS and McKinley, MJ, The Role of ERCP and Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in The Evaluation of Known or Suspected Common Bile Duct Stones.  American Gastroenterologic Association, 1994.

 

 

  1. Leitman, IM, Ward, RJ, Tortoloni, AJ, Scintigraphic Evaluation of Complications From Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.  American College of Surgeons, 1995.

 

 

 

  1. Polynice, A, Ortiz, JA, Harvey, LP,  Leitman, IM, Ogilvies Syndrome: Two Case Reports, A Review of  Literature and the Utilization of Percutaneous Endoscopic Cecostomy.  American College of Surgeons, 1996.

 

 

  1. Leitman, IM, Kumar, S, Steir, L, Abumrad, NA, Predicting Outcomes in Trauma Patients Admitted to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.  American College of Surgeons, 1996.

 

 

  1. Jarrous, A, Leitman, IM, Jacobs, M, Hussain, E, Atrial Dysrhythmias as A Predictor of Myocardial Ischemia or Infarction in The Post-surgical Patient. American College of Surgeons, 1997.

 

 

  1. Leitman, IM,  Bonanno, M, Zoland, M., Subramanian, VA, Multivariate Analysis of Patients Presenting with Complicated Diverticulitis Using APACHE II Criteria and Hinchey Classification, American College of Surgeons, October, 1998.

 

 

  1. Leitman, IM, Cohen, F, Zweifler, M, Fein, B, Risucci, D, Subramanian, VA, Utility of Gastric Tonometry in Patients Undergoing Coronary Bypass Surgery with Gastgroepiploic Artery Grafts. Society of Critical Care Medicine, 27th Educational and Scientific Symposium, February 4-8, 1998.

 

 

  1. Cohen F, Leitman, IM, Subramanian, VA,  Physiologic Evaluation During Minimally Invasive Direct and Traditional On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Utilizing Gastric Tonometry. 20th Annual Symposium, New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, October 9, 1998.

 

 

  1. Pamoukian V, Leitman IM,Lajam F, Carcinoid Tumors of the Lung.  American College of Surgeons, October 1999.

 

 

  1. Dawson MS, Ky AJ, Leitman, IM, Weinstein M, Sohn N;  Incidence and Method of Repair of  Parastomal Hernias from a Single Institution. American College of Surgeons Scientific Exhibit, Booth Number: SE 207, October 1999.

 

 

  1. Ky J, Spellman C, Leitman IM,Leiomyomatosis Causing Cecal Volvulus.  American College of Surgeons, October 1999.

 

 

16.Leitman, IM,  Body Packers, A Retrospective Study, New York Surgical Society, May 10, 2000

 

 

17.FS, Cohen, M Zoland, Leitman IM, D Risucci, VA Subramanian:   Physiologic Evaluation during Minimally Invasive Direct and Traditional On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Utilizing Gastric Tonometry.  Fourth Lenox Hill Research Conference, November 15 and 16, 2000.

 

 

  1. FS Cohen, M Zweifler, B Fein, Leitman, IM, VA Subramanian:  Gastric Tonometry during Coronary Bypass Surgery Using the Gastroepiploic Artery.  Fourth Lenox Hill Research Conference, November 15 and 16, 2000.

 

 

  1. AJ Jarous, Leitman IM,  E Hussein, M Jacobs, VA Subramanian:   Does Aatrial Dysrhythmia Predict Myocardial Ischemia or Infarction in the Postoperative Patient?  Fourth Lenox Hill Research Conference, November 15 and 16, 2000.

 

 

  1. Leitman IM, M Bonanno, M Zoland, VA Subramanian:  Stratification of the Initial Surgical Procedure in Patients Presenting with Complicated Diverticulitis Utilizing APACHE.  Fourth Lenox Hill Research Conference, November 15 and 16, 2000.

 

 

  1. Leitman IM, M Zoland, MZweifler, VA Subramanian:  Does the Use of the Surgical Robot Allow for the Replacement of an Assistant during Laparoscopic Surgery?  Fourth Lenox Hill Research Conference, November 15 and 16, 2000.

 

 

  1. M Zoland, Leitman IM, M Zweifler, D Mitchell, VA Subramanian:  Prospective Evaluation of the Surgical Robot as a Possible Replacement of the Resident Assistant during Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.  Fourth Lenox Hill Research Conference, November 15 and 16, 2000.

 

 

23.Adusumilli, P, Lee, B, Leitman, IM, Farelly, P:  AcalculousEosinophilic Cholecystitis from Herbal Medicine.American College of Surgeons, 87th Clinical Congress.October 7 –21, 2001.

 

 

  1. Leitman, IM,Adusumilli, P,  Critical Care Procedures Performed by Left-Handed Physicians.  Society Critical Care Medicine, 31st Critical Care Congress, San Diego, CA.  January 28, 2002.

 

 

  1. Leitman, IM, Adusumilli, P,  Morbid Obesity Surgery Admissions to Intensive Care Unit.  Society Critical Care Medicine, 31st Critical Care Congress, San Diego, CA.  January 28, 2002

 

 

1997             26.Leitman, IM:  Complications From the Use of the Harmonic Scalpel:  A Review.  Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, 8th World Congress, New York Hilton, N.Y.  March 13 – 16, 2002.

 

 

  1. Leitman, IM:  Pathological Findings and Helicobacter Pylori Infection in Asymptomatic  Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery.  Society American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, 8th World Congress, New York Hilton, N.Y.  March 13-16, 2002.

 

 

  1. Leitman, IM, Bonanno, M, Zoland, M, Subramanian, VA,  Multivariate Analysis of theInitial Surgical  Procedure in Patients Presenting with Complicated Diverticulitis. American College of Gastroenterology, 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA, October 12-14, 1998. 

 

 

  1. Leitman, IM,Adusumilli, P:  Why 2001 Medical School Graduates Did Not ChooseaSurgical Residency.  Presented at the Annual SUS Resident’s Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.  February 14, 2002.

 

 

  1. Leitman, IM, Adusumilli, P: Why Medical School Graduates and Students Did Not choose a Surgical Residency:  Are We Changing to Negate the Trend?  Oral Presentation at the 2002 Association of Program Directors in Surgery Spring Meeting on April 2-4, 2002, Hyatt Regency, Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, MD

 

 

  1. Leitman, IM, Adusumilli, P:  Does Early Upper Gastrointestinal Series Help in the Management of Gastric Bypass Patients?   19th Annual Meeting of American Society for Bariatric Surgery, June 24-29, 2002, Las Vegas, NV.

 

 

32.Leitman, IM, Adusumilli, P:  Readmissions After Bariatric Surgery Cannot Be Predicted.19th Annual Meeting of American Society for Bariatric Surgery, June 24-29, 2002, Las Vegas, NV

 

 

33.Leitman, IM, Adusumilli P, Pereira M, Roesler D, Kuepper F, Subramanian, VA:  The Prevalence and the Predictors of the Use of Herbal Medicine in Surgical Patients.  88th Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, Surgical Forum, San Francisco, CA, October 9, 2002.

 

 

34.Chorost, IM,  Lee, MC, Kim, S, Ghosh, B, Leitman, IM;Outcomes of Perforating Colon Cancer.  A 10-year review.  American Society of Clinical Oncology 2003.

 

 

  1. R Batz, M.D., S Machnicki, M.D., M Kurian, M.D., IM Leitman, M.D.Review of the radiological imaging of Bariatric surgery and its complications, American Roentgen Ray Society, May 2003.

 

 

  1. Leitman, IM, B Lee, M Horowitz, Is there a gender predisposition for anastomotic complications following gastric bypass surgery?  22nd Annual Meeting of the ASBS, June 26 – July 1, 2005 at Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida.

 

 

  1. Leitman, IM, M Horowitz, MI Chorost, Risk factors for the development of incisional hernia following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery .22nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery  June 26 – July 1, 2005 at Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida. 

 

 

  1. Leitman, IM, J Taylor, M Horowitz, P Hon, Is routine prophylactic cholecystectomy necessary at the time of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery?   22nd Annual Meeting of the ASBS, June 26 – July 1, 2005 at Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida. 

 

 

  1. Leitman, IM, J Taylor Outcome and complications of gastric bypass surgery in super-morbid vs. morbid obesity 22nd Annual Meeting of the ASBS, June 26 – July 1, 2005 at Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida. 

 

 

  1. Taylor, J, Leitman IM, Horowitz M, Patel S, Incidence and Risk Factors for  the development of Marginal Ulcers Following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery, American College of Surgeons, 2005.

 

 

  1. Goodman ER,  Taylor J, Leitman IM Incidence and Characteristics of Petersen’s Hernia Following Gastric Bypass Surgery, 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Bariatric Surgery, June 26 - July 1, 2006, San Francisco, California. 

 

 

  1. Taylor J, Leitman  IM, Goodman ER, Rosser JC, Does the Position of the Alimentary Limb in Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Make a Difference? 47th SSAT Annual Meeting, Digestive Disease Week, May 20 - 24, 2006, Los Angeles, California.

 

 

  1. Leitman IM, Martinez R, Taylor JD, Avgerinos D, Liao EP, Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency and Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in a Population of Obese Adults undergoing Gastric Bypass Surgery. American College of Surgeons 2006 Clinical Congress.  October 9, 2006, Chicago, IL.  

 

 

1998             44.Laguna OH, Avgerinos A, Leitman, IM, The impact of the liberal use of CT in the work up of acute appendicitis, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Philadelphia, PA April 9-12-, 2008. 

1999     

 

  1. Avgerinos A, Laguna OH, Lo AY, Leitman, IM, Management of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatograhy – Related Duodenal Perforations, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Philadelphia, PA April  9-12, 2008.

 

 

  1. Jacobson AF, Feldman S, Boolbol S, Osborne MP, Clarke-Pearson, E, Leitman IM, Quality Assurance Initiative at One Institution Regarding Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy As the Initial Diagnostic Technique, 32nd Annual Symposium of the American Society of Breast Disease, April 10-12, 2008, in San Diego, California.

 

 

  1.  Avgerinos A, Laguna OH, Leitman IM, Lo AY,  Selective management of iatrogenic colonoscopic perforations, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, San Diego, CA, May 17-22, 2008.

 

 

  1. O Llaguna, D. Avgerinos, J. Lugo, J. Martz, I. Leitman, The Incidence of Incisional Hernia following Elective Laparoscopic Colon Resections:  It Is More Common than You Think, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Boston, MA, June 9, 2008. 

 

 

  1.  Avgerinos A, Laguna OH, Lo AY, Leitman, IM, Management of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatograhy – Related Duodenal Perforations, World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, Yokohama, Japan, Sept 2-5, 2008.

 

 

  1.  Laguna OH, Avgerinos D, Leitman, IM, The impact of the liberal use of CT in the work up of acute appendicitis.  World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, Yokohama, Japan, Sept 2-5, 2008.

 

 

  1.  Laguna OH, Leitman, IM. Does a Positive Bleeding Scan Portend a Poor Prognosis in Patients with Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding? American College of Surgeons 2008 Clinical Congress, San Francisco, CA October 12-16, 2008. 

 

 

  1.  Avgerinos D, Leitman, IM, Factors That Predict Clinical Outcome after Colectomy for Fulminant Clostridium Difficile Colitis, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress October 12-16, 2008, San Francisco, CA. 

 

 

  1. Laguna OH, Leitman, IM. The Challenge of the New ACGME Operative Volume Requirements. Will Residency Programs Be Able to Comply in the Era of the 80 Hour Work Week? American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress October 12-16, 2008, San Francisco, CA.

 

 

  1. OH. Llaguna, D. V. Avgerinos, P. Nagda, D. Elfant, EC Goodman, IM Leitman; Does abdominal wall closure with prophylactic bioprosthetic material protect against the development of incisional hernia in high risk patients?  4th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, February 4, 2009.  Fort Meyers, FL.

 

 

  1. JZ Lugo, AJ Lefkowitz, ME Seigerman, OH Llaguna, DV Avgerinos, IM Leitman, M.D. Interval appendectomy: Is it really beneficial to avoid? 4th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, February 4, 2009.  Fort Meyers, FL

 

 

  1.  IM Leitman, AJ Lefkowitz, ME Seigerman, OH Llaguna, DV Avgerinos, Incidence and Risk Factors for the Development of Anemia following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery for Morbid Obesity, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary - Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL, May 30 - June 4, 2009

 

 

  1. JZ Lugo, AJ Lefkowitz, ME Seigerman, OH Llaguna, DV Avgerinos, IM Leitman, M.D. Interval appendectomy: Is it really beneficial to avoid? Poster Symposium- Medical Society of the State of New York, Rochester, NY, May 1, 2009.

 

 

  1. DA Avgerinos, C Virk, JL Holup, OH Llaguna, IM Leitman, Preliminary Results with Endoscopic Plication for Revision of Gastric Bypass, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Boston, MA, September 2009.

 

 

  1. Gainsharing: Aligning the Goals of Physicians and Hospitals, CJ Karalakulasingam, IM Leitman, L Sivaprasad, DB Bernard, RC Levin, J Surpin, and DJ Shulkin, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress October 1-15, 2009, Chicago, IL.

 

 

  1. Goodman ER, Holup JL, Leitman IM, Virk C, Endoluminal Surgery in Gastric Bypass Patients Who Have Regained Weight: A Feasibility Study, Association of Upper gastrointestinal Surgeons, Nottingham, England, September 2009.

 

 

  1. Goodman ER, Holup JL, Leitman IM, Virk C, Endoluminal Surgery in Gastric Bypass Patients Who Have Regained Weight: A Feasibility Study. GASTRO 2009 – UEGW/WCOG, London, UK, November 2009.

 

 

  1. IM Leitman, D Edrich, M Bogart, Long-Term Weight Loss after Gastric Bypass Surgery.  What are the predictors for Success?  Annual Academic Surgical Congress to be held February 3-5, 2010 in San Antonio, TX

 

 

  1. Leitman IM, Yu A, Park J, Karpeh MS, Effect of Pulmonary Hypertension on Adult Patients Undergoing Non-Cardiac Surgery, Annual Meeting of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract at Digestive Disease Week, May 2010, New Orleans. 

 

 

  1. L Sivaprasad, IM Leitman, D Shulkin, D Bernard, M Lipp, R Levin, J Coffin, QUALITY AND FINANCIAL OUTCOMES FROM GAINSHARING::A THREE-YEAR EXPERIENCE AT BETH ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER IN NEW YORK, Annual Meeting, Society of Hospital Medicine., April 8-11, 2010, Washington, DC.

 

 

  1. Goodman ER, Leitman IM, Surick BG, Holup JL, Karpeh MS, Virk C, Ellner S, Mikami D, Predictors of Weight Loss following Endoluminal Gastric Pouch Reduction after Failed Gastric Bypass, Plenary Session at the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Metabolic Bariatric Surgery June 24, 2010, Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

  1. M Bowers, A Yu, MS Karpeh, IM Leitman, Long Term Evaluation of Patients Undergoing Emergent Tube Cholecystostomy for the Treatment of Acute Cholecystitis 19th Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting and Endo Expo, New York, New York, September 2010.

 

 

  1. IM Leitman  Gainsharing - Aligning the Goals of Hospitals and Physicians; A four-Year Experience,  3rdHealthcare Payment Solutions Summit–January 25-27, 2011,  in Orlando, FL

 

 

  1. IM Leitman, G. Plumb, L Sivaprasad, R Levin, C Jimenez. Can Gainsharing Significantly Impact Cost Savings in Critical Care Units? Society of Critical Care Medicine, January 16, 2011, San Diego, CA.  

 

 

  1. JZ Lugo, JH Jang, R Patel, A Yu, J Lantis, J Deitch, IM Leitman, Demographic And Laboratory Data May Predict Positive Temporal Artery Biopsy, 6th Annual Academic Surgical Congress 1-3, 2011, Huntington Beach, CA

 

 

  1. AD Yu, IM Leitman, MS Karpeh, Jr., C Roker, and MW Mandy,  Are Patients that Undergo Bariatric surgery at a Greater Risk for Gastro-Jejunal Anastomotic Complication Compared to those Undergoing Non-Bariatric Foregut Surgery?  Scientific Session of the SAGES 2011 Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, 
    March 2011.

 

 

  1. L Sivaprasad, P Luhan D, Steinberg, A Burger, M Leitman.  The Impact of Targeted Individual Feedback on Provider Patterns of Stat Laboratory Tests Ordering Frequency.   Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting, May 10-13, 2011, Dallas, TX.

 

 

  1. A Sorita,L Sivaprasad, D Steinberg, ABurger; MLeitman; P Luhan, The Impact of Targeted Individual Feedback on Provider Patterns of STAT Laboratory Tests Ordering Frequency, American College of Physicians, April 7, 2011, San Diego Convention Center.

 

 

  1. M. Bower, IM. Leitman, G Kashan, MS Karpeh, WE Enker, T Ilic, Does Elevated Glycosylated Hemoglobin Predict Post-operative Infectious? Thirty First Annual Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society, Palm Beach, Florida, May 11-14, 2011

 

 

  1. SD Eiref, W Riley, R Goldstein, IM Leitman, Hand Sanitizer Dispensers and Associated Hospital Acquired Infections – Friend or Fomite? Thirty First Annual Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society, Palm Beach, Florida, May 11-14, 2011

 

Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine (Oakstone Medical Publishing):

1.The Clinical Course of New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation After Elective Aortic Operations. September, 2002

2.A Comparison of On-Pump and Off-Pump Coronary Bypass Surgery in Low-Risk Patients. July, 2003

3.Sequential Single Doses of Cisapride, Erythromycin, and Metoclopramide in Critically Ill Patients Intolerant to Enteral Nutrition: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study. June, 2000

4.Survival After Emergency Department Thoracotomy: Review of Published Data From the Past 25 Years. June, 2000

5.Oxygen Consumption in the Early Postinjury Period: Use of Continuous, On-Line Indirect Calorimetry. June, 2000

6.Anti-Inflammatory Cytokine Response and Clinical Outcome in Acute Pancreatitis. June, 2000

7.HLA-DR Expression and Soluble HLA-DR Levels in Septic Patients After Trauma. June, 2000

8.Energy Expenditure and Severity of Injury and Illness Indices in Multiple Trauma Patients. June, 2000

9.Serum Amyloid A Versus C-Reactive Protein in Acute Pancreatitis: Clinical Value of an Alternative Acute-Phase Reactant. June, 2000

10.Alfentanil Reduces the Febrile Response to Interleukin-2 in Humans. August, 2000

11.Extensive Abdominal Surgery After Caustic Ingestion. August, 2000

12.Reduction of Resuscitation Fluid Volumes in Severely Burned Patients Using Ascorbic Acid Administration: A Randomized, Prospective Study. August, 2000

13.Clinical Course of Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate Overdose. September, 2000

14.Ingestion of Low-Concentration Hydrofluoric Acid: An Insidious and Potentially Fatal Poisoning. September, 2000

15.Superwarfarin Poisoning. September, 2000

16.Multiple Organ Dysfunction in Ulcerative Colitis. October, 2000

17.Cost of Treating an Episode of Variceal Bleeding in a VA Setting. October, 2000

18.A Double-Blind Comparison of Empirical Oral and Intravenous Antibiotic Therapy for Low-Risk Febrile Patients With Neutropenia During Cancer Chemotherapy. October, 2000

19.The Key Role of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA-I Lectin on Experimental Gut-Derived Sepsis. October, 2000

20.Hemodynamic and Cardiac Function Parameters During Heated Intraoperative Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Using the Open "Coliseum Technique". October, 2000

21.Oral Versus Intravenous Empirical Antimicrobial Therapy for Fever in Patients With Granulocytopenia Who Are Receiving Cancer Chemotherapy. October, 2000

22.Decreased Serum Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I in Burn Patients: Relationship With Serum Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein-3 Proteolysis and the Influence of Lipid Composition in Nutritional Support. December, 2000

23.Intestinal Absorption in Patients After Cardiac Surgery. December, 2000

24.Endpoints of Resuscitation of Critically Injured Patients: Normal or Supranormal? A Prospective Randomized Trial. December, 2000

25.Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation of Older, Inhospital Patients: Immediate Efficacy and Long-Term Outcome. December, 2000

26.Prevention of Mucosal Atrophy: Role of Glutamine and Caspases in Apoptosis in Intestinal Epithelial Cells. December, 2000

27.Lipoprotein-Associated Phospholipase A2 as an Independent Predictor of Coronary Heart Disease. February, 2001

28.Triggering of Sudden Death From Cardiac Causes by Vigorous Exertion. February, 2001

29.Overuse of Acid-Suppressive Therapy in Hospitalized Patients. February, 2001

30.Effect of Dopexamine on Outcome After Major Abdominal Surgery: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Multicenter Study. February, 2001

31.Markers of Myocardial Damage and Inflammation in Relation to Long-Term Mortality in Unstable Coronary Artery Disease. February, 2001

32.Determinants of Skeletal Muscle Catabolism After Severe Burn. April, 2001

33.Risk Stratification in Emergency Surgical Patients: Is the APACHE II Score a Reliable Marker of Physiological Impairment? April, 2001

34.Propofol Versus Midazolam Regarding Their Antioxidant Activities. April, 2001

35.Elevated Thermostatic Setpoint in Postoperative Patients. April, 2001

36.Effects of Cardiogenic Shock on Lactate and Glucose Metabolism After Heart Surgery. April, 2001

37.Patient-Controlled Analgesia in Postoperative Cardiac Surgery. April, 2001

38.Energy Metabolism of Infants and Children With Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome and Sepsis. June, 2001

39.Enteral Feeding With a Solution Enriched With Antioxidant Vitamins A, C, and E Enhances the Resistance to Oxidative Stress. June, 2001

40.Subcutaneous Perfusion and Oxygen During Acute Severe Isovolemic Hemodilution in Healthy Volunteers. June, 2001

41.Effects of a Glucose Meal on Energy Metabolism in Patients With Cirrhosis Before and After Liver Transplantation. June, 2001

42.Predicting Mortality and Morbidity of Patients Operated on for Perforated Peptic Ulcers. June, 2001

43.Anabolic Effects of Oxandrolone After Severe Burn. June, 2001

44.Incidental Pregnancy in Trauma Patients. August, 2001

45.An Evaluation of Risk Factors for Mortality After Burn Trauma and the Identification of Gender-Dependent Differences in Outcomes. August, 2001

46.Telemedicine: A Solution to the Followup of Rural Trauma Patients? August, 2001

47.Stress Caused by Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Versus Conventional Cardiac Surgery: Incidence of Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome. August, 2001

48.Timing of Urgent Thoracotomy for Hemorrhage After Trauma: A Multicenter Study. October, 2001

49.Severe Gastrointestinal Bleeding After Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, 1987-1997: Incidence, Causes, and Outcome. October, 2001

50.Bedside Insertion of Inferior Vena Cava Filters in the Intensive Care Unit. October, 2001

51.Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial of Fluconazole to Prevent Candidal Infections in Critically Ill Surgical Patients. October, 2001

52.Trends in Cardiac Morbidity and Mortality After Endoluminal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair. December, 2001

53.Outcome Prediction of Emergency Patients by Noninvasive Hemodynamic Monitoring. December, 2001

54.Enoximone in Contrast to Dobutamine Improves Hepatosplanchnic Function in Fluid-Optimized Septic Shock Patients. December, 2001

55.The Effects of Glucocorticoid Therapy on Inflammatory Responses to Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. December, 2001

56.Mortality Among Patients Admitted to Hospitals on Weekends as Compared With Weekdays. February, 2002

57.Quality of Life and Functional Level in Elderly Patients Surviving Surgical Intensive Care. February, 2002

58.Factors Associated With Withdrawal of Mechanical Ventilation in a Neurology/Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit. February, 2002

60.Energy Expenditure and Caloric Balance After Burn: Increased Feeding Leads to Fat Rather Than Lean Mass Accretion. April, 2002

61.Autologous Versus Allogeneic Transfusion in Aortic Surgery: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial. April, 2002

62.Neurophysiological Evidence of Cognitive Impairment in Patients Without Hepatic Encephalopathy After Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts. April, 2002

63.Hypotension, Hypoxia, and Head Injury: Frequency, Duration, and Consequences. April, 2002

64.Predictive Factors Associated With the Development of Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. June, 2002

65.Fulminant Clostridium difficile: An Underappreciated and Increasing Cause of Death and Complications. June, 2002

66.Airway Risk in Hospitalized Trauma Patients With Cervical Injuries Requiring Halo Fixation. August, 2002

67.The Clinical Course of New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation After Elective Aortic Operations. August, 2002

68.Acute Abdomen in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. November, 2002

69.Severity Scoring for Prognostication in Patients With Severe Acute Pancreatitis: Comparative Analysis of the Ranson Score and the APACHE III Score. November, 2002

70.Statewide Population-Based Study of Gender Differences in Trauma: Validation of a Prior Single-Institution Study. January, 2003

71.Prospective Evaluation of the Safety of Enoxaparin Prophylaxis for Venous Thromboembolism in Patients With Intracranial Hemorrhagic Injuries. January, 2003

72.The Life-Sustaining Capacity of Human Polymerized Hemoglobin When Red Cells Might Be Unavailable. March, 2003

73.Protocol-Driven Ventilator Management in a Trauma Intensive Care Unit Population. March, 2003

74.Epidemiology and Prognostic Determinants of Bloodstream Infections in Surgical Intensive Care. May, 2003

75.Randomized, Prospective Trial of Antioxidant Supplementation in Critically Ill Surgical Patients. May, 2003

76.A Comparison of On-pump and Off-pump Coronary Bypass Surgery in Low-risk Patients. July, 2003

77.Multicenter Canadian Study of Prehospital Trauma Care. July, 2003

78.Effects of Drotrecogin Alfa (Activated) on Organ Dysfunction in the PROWESS Trial. August 15, 2003

79.Morbidity From Rib Fractures Increases After Age 45. August 15, 2003

80.The Role of Temporary Inferior Vena Cava Filters in Critically Ill Surgical Patients. September 26, 2003

81.Supranormal Trauma Resuscitation Causes More Cases of Abdominal Compartment Syndrome. September 26, 2003

82.Nonoperative Treatment of Blunt Injury to Solid Abdominal Organs: A Prospective Study. November 21, 2003

83.Cardiac Surgery in Nonagenarians and Centenarians. November 21, 2003

84.Consequences of Delayed Diagnoses in Trauma Patients: A Prospective Study. December 30, 2003

85.Effects of Intravenous Fluid Restriction on Postoperative Complications: Comparison of Two Perioperative Fluid Regimens. A Randomized Assessor-Blinded Multicenter Trial. December 30, 2003

86.Trauma Fatalities: Time and Location of Hospital Deaths. February 24, 2004

87.Reversible Cardiac Sympathectomy by High Thoracic Epidural Anesthesia Improves Regional Left Ventricular Function in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Randomized Trial. February 24, 2004

88.Use of an Oxygen Therapeutic as an Adjunct to Intraoperative Autologous Donation to Reduce Transfusion Requirements in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. April 23, 2004

89.Treatment of Hypophosphatemia Using a Protocol Based on Patient Weight and Serum Phosphorus Level in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit. April 23, 2004

90.Overuse of Acid-Suppressive Therapy in Hospitalized Patients. March, 2001

91.A Comparison of On-Pump and Off-Pump Coronary Bypass Surgery in Low-Risk Patients. December 22, 2003

92.Quality of Life and Functional Level in Elderly Patients Surviving Surgical Intensive Care. March, 2002

93.Mortality Prediction of Head Abbreviated Injury Score and Glasgow Coma Scale: Analysis of 7,764 Head Injuries. November 15, 2004

94.Is Emergency Department Resuscitative Thoracotomy Futile Care for the Critically Injured Patient Requiring Prehospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation? November 15, 2004

95.Off-Pump Versus On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: Does the Pump Influence Outcome? August 16, 2004

96.Patient Safety: Effect of Institutional Protocols on Adverse Events Related to Feeding Tube Placement in the Critically Ill. August 16, 2004

97.Predictors and Outcomes of Gastrointestinal Complications in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: A Prospective, Nested Case-Control Study. June 21, 2004

98.Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter, Controlled Trial of a Bioartificial Liver in Treating Acute Liver Failure. Ju

ne 21, 2004

99.Use of an Oxygen Therapeutic as an Adjunct to Intraoperative Autologous Donation to Reduce Transfusion Requirements in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. April 23, 2004

100.Treatment of Hypophosphatemia Using a Protocol Based on Patient Weight and Serum Phosphorus Level in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit. April 23, 2004

101. Arterial misplacement of large-caliber cannulas during jugular vein catheterization: Case for Surgical Management. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2004 Vol. 8 No. 10.

102. Postoperative troponin-T predicts prolonged intensive care unit length of stay following cardiac surgery. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2004 Vol. 8

103. Hyperbaric oxygen treatment and survival from necrotizing soft tissue infection. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2005 Vol. 2.

104. Obesity is an independent risk factor of mortality in severely injured blunt trauma patients. PracticalReviews in Critical Care Medicine 2005 Vol. 2.

105. A comparison of the Ranson, Glasgow, and APACHE II scoring systems to multiple organ system score in predicting patient outcome in pancreatitis. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2005 Vol. 9.

106. Prevalence of blood-borne pathogens in an urban, university-based general surgical practice. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2005 Vol. 11.

107. Physiologic trauma triage criteria in adult trauma patients: Are they effective in saving lives by transporting patients to Trauma Centers? Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2005 Vol. 9 No. 8.

108. Cervical spine evaluation in urban trauma centers: Lowering institutional costs and complications through helical CT scan. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2005 Vol. 9. No. 8

109. Failure of nonoperative management of splenic injuries: Causes and consequences. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2005 Vol. 9. No. 10

110. Cortisol levels and corticosteroid administration fail to predict mortality in critical illness. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2005 Vol. 9. No. 10.

111. Resuscitation with Pressors after Traumatic Brain Injury Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2005 Vol. 9. No. 12.

112. Early hypocalcemia in severe trauma Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2005 Vol. 9. No. 12.

113. Prospective evaluation of a screening protocol to exclude deep venous thrombosis on the basis of a combination of quantitative D-dimer testing and pretest clinical probability score. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2005 Vol. 10. No. 2.

114. Donation after cardiac death: The University of Wisconsin experience with liver transplantation. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2005 Vol. 10. No. 2.

115. Efficacy and safety of an insulin infusion in a surgical ICU. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2006 Vol. 11. No. 2.

116. The immunomodulatory effects of hypertonic saline resuscitation in patients sustaining traumatic hemorrhagic shock: A randomized, controlled, double-blinded trial. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2006 Vol. 11. No. 2.

117. Applying Ockham's Razor to Pancreatitis Prognostication: A Four-Variable Predictive Model. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2006 Vol. 11. No. 4

118. Relationship of Plasma Gelsolin Levels to Outcomes in Critically Ill Surgical Patients. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2006 Vol. 11. No. 4

119. Percutaneous tracheostomy: A safe procedure in the morbidly obese. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2006 Vol. 11. No. 6

120. Discordance between lactate and base deficit in the surgical intensive care unit: which one do you trust? Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2006 Vol. 11. No. 6

121. Whole body imaging in blunt multisystem trauma patients without obvious signs of injury, Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2006 Vol. 11. No. 8

122. Auditing 655 fatalities with pelvic fractures by autopsy to evaluate trauma care, Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2006 Vol. 11. No. 8

123. Patterns of errors contributing to trauma mortality; Lessons learned from 2594 deaths, Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2006 Vol. 11. No. 10

124. Acute traumatic rupture of the descending thoracic aorta: endovascular treatment, Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2006 Vol. 11. No. 8

125. Intra-abdominal complications after lung transplantation. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2006 Vol. 11. No. 5

126. Falls from height: Spine, spine, spine! Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2006 Vol. 11. No. 5

127. A national evaluation of the effect of trauma-center care on mortality. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2007 Vol. 11. No. 9

128. Association between venous thromboembolism and perioperative allogeneic transfusion. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2007 Vol. 11. No. 9

129. The association between fluid administration and outcome following major burn. A multicenter study, Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2007 Vol. 9. No. 11

130. The effects of preexisting medical comorbidities on mortality and length of hospital stay in acute burn injury. Evidence from a national sample of 31,338 adult patients. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2007 Vol. 11. No. 9

131. Computed tomography severity index and C-reactive protein values predicting mortality in emergency and intensive care units for patients with severe acute pancreatitis, Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2007 Vol. 12. No. 3.

132. Co-morbidity is a strong predictor of early death and multi-organ system failure among patients with acute pancreatitis, Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2007 Vol. 12. No. 3.

133. Hormonally Active Women Tolerate Shock-Trauma Better Than Do Men: A Prospective Study of Over 4000 Trauma Patients. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2007 Vol. 12. No. 5.

134. The Effect of Oxandrolone on the Endocrinologic, Inflammatory, and Hypermetabolic Responses During the Acute Phase Postburn. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2007 Vol. 12. No. 5.

135. Use of admission serum lactate and sodium levels to predict mortality in necrotizing soft-tissue infections. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2007 Vol. 12. No. 7.

136. Tight glycemic control in critically injured trauma patients. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2007 Vol. 12. No. 7.

137. Gastrointestinal Complications after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A National Study of Morbidity and Mortality Predictors. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2007 Vol. 12. No. 9.

138. Transthoracic Echocardiography for Pulmonary Embolism in the ICU: Finding the �Right� Findings. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2007 Vol. 12. No. 9.

139. Patient and Injury Characteristics, Mortality Risk, and Length of Stay Related to Child Abuse by Burning Evidence from a National Sample of 15,802 Pediatric Admissions Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2008 Vol. 13. No. 1.

140. Ascending and Transverse Aortic Arch Repair: The Impact of Glomerular Filtration Rate on Mortality. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2008 Vol. 13. No. 1.

141. Postoperative hyperbilirubinemia is an independent predictor of longterm outcomes after cardiopulmonary bypass. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2008 Vol. 13. No. 1.

142. Functional measures at discharge: are they useful predictors of longer term outcomes for trauma registries? Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2007 Vol. 12. No. 1.

143. Functional measures at discharge: are they useful predictors of longer term outcomes for trauma registries? Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine2008 Vol. 12. No. 1.

144. Blockade in Noncardiac Surgery: Outcome at All Levels of Cardiac Risk, Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine2008 Vol. 13. No. 10.

145. Albumin Use Guidelines and Outcome in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine2008 Vol. 13. No. 10.

146. Peripheral Vascular Surgery Using Targeted Beta Blockade Reduces Perioperative Cardiac Event Rate, Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine2009 Vol. 14. No. 2.

147. Human Polymerized Hemoglobin for the Treatment of Hemorrhagic Shock when Blood Is Unavailable: The USA Multicenter Trial, Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2009 Vol. 14. No. 2.

148. Ultrasonography for the diagnosis of intraperitoneal free air in chest-abdominal-pelvic blunt trauma and critical acute abdominal pain, Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine2009 Vol. 14. No. 4

149. Impact of different crystalloid volume regimes on intestinal anastomotic stability. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2009 Vol. 14. No. 4.

150. Impact of a Monitored Program of Care on Incidence of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: Results of a Longterm Performance-Improvement Project. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2009 Vol. 14. No. 6.

151. Effective Triage Can Ameliorate the Deleterious Effects of Delayed Transfer of Trauma Patients from the Emergency Department to the ICU. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2009 Vol. 14. No. 6.

152. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for nonneonatal acute respiratory failure: the Massachusetts General Hospital experience from 1990 to 2008. Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2009 Vol. 14. No. 8.

153. Bisoprolol and fluvastatin for the reduction of perioperative cardiac mortality and myocardial infarction in intermediate-risk patients undergoing noncardiovascular surgery: a randomized controlled trial (DECREASE-IV). Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2009 Vol. 14. No. 8.

154. Treatment for Blunt Cerebrovascular Injuries Equivalence of Anticoagulation and Antiplatelet AgentsPractical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2009 Vol. 14. No. 10.

155. Implementation of a Real-time Compliance Dashboard to Help Reduce SICU Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia With the Ventilator Bundle, Practical Reviews in Critical Care Medicine 2009 Vol. 14. No. 10.

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PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

1. Leitman IM, Paull, DE, Barie PS Intra-abdominal complications of cardiopulmonary bypass operations , Journal of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Volume 2, Issue 2, April 1988, Page 260

2. Leitman, IM, Paull, DE, Shires, GT, Evaluation and Management of Massive Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage. General Surgery News, 1989, 2, 8-10.

3. Leitman IM, Paull DE, Shires GT. Evaluation and management of massive lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage, Journal of Emergency Medicine, Volume 8, Issue 1, January-February 1990, Page 103

4. Leitman IM, Paull, DE, Shires, GT, Evaluation and Management of Massive Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, Current Surgery, 1990, 47:69-70

5. Leitman, IM, Paull, DE, and GT Shires, Evaluation and Management of Massive Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage. Year Book of Critical Care, 1990, 272 - 274.

6. Leitman, IM, Paull, DE and Shires, GT, Evaluation and Management of Massive Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage. Year Book of Surgery, 1990, 343 - 354.

7. Leitman, IM, Paull, DE, Shires GT, Evaluation and Management of Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage. Selected Readings in General Surgery, Vol 5, pp. , 1991.

8. Leitman, IM, Sullivan, JD, Brams, D, DeCosse, JJ, Selected Patients With Obstructing Carcinoma May Safely Undergo Primary Resection of Tumors in The Left Side of The Colon. Colonand Rectal Surgery1993. 6:3.

9. Leitman, IM, Zweifler, MJ, Subramanian, VA, Turgeon, R, Mitchell, D, Does the Use of The Surgical Robot Allow for The Replacement of An Assistant During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy? Surgical Endoscopy, 1998, 12, 511.

10. Leitman, IM, Adusumilli, P, Kell, C, Subramanian, VA, Critical Care Procedures Performed by Left-Handed Physicians. Critical Care Medicine, 2001, Vol 29, No. 12.

11. Leitman, IM, Adusumilli, P, Chang, Jae-Hyung, Wolfgang, J, Lee, B, Subramanian, VA, Morbid Obesity Surgery Admissions to Intensive Care Unit. Obesity Surgery, Vol 29, No. 12.

12. Adusumill P, Leitman IM, Wang M, Roesler, D Lee B, Subramanian V, Readmissions after bariatric surgery cannot be predicted. Obesity Surgery, Volume 12, Number 2, 1 April 2002, p 207.

13. Adusumilli P, Kurian M, Leitman IM, Wang M, Roslin MS, Does early upper gastrointestinal series help in the management of gastric bypass patients?, Obesity Surgery, Volume 12, Number 2, 1 April 2002, p 207.

14. Adusumilli P, Leitman, IM, Roslin, M, Abaza, M, VA Subramanian; Pathological Findings and Helicobacter Pylori Infection in Asymptomatic Patients Critical Care Medicine Undergoing Bariatric Surgery - Surgical Endoscopy (2002) 16: S240.

15. Adusumilli, P, Chang, JH, Leitman, IM; Complications From the use of Harmonic Scalpel: A Review� - Surgical Endoscopy (2002) 16: S269.

16. Adusumilli, P, Leitman, IM, Pereira, M, Roesler, D, Kuepper, F, Subramanian, VA: The Prevalence and the Predictors of the Use of Herbal Medicine in Surgical Patients. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, September 2002 supplement.

17. Leitman, IM, B Lee, M Horowitz, Is there a gender predisposition for anastomotic complications following gastric bypass surgery? Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases May 2005 (Vol. 1, Issue 3, Page 277)

18. Leitman, IM, M Horowitz, MI Chorost, Risk factors for the development of incisional hernia following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases May 2005 (Vol. 1, Issue 3, Pages 274-275)

19. Leitman, IM, J Taylor, M Horowitz, P Hon, Is routine prophylactic cholecystectomy necessary at the time of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery? Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases May 2005 (Vol. 1, Issue 3, Page 259)

20. Leitman, IM, J Taylor Outcome and complications of gastric bypass surgery in super-morbid vs. morbid obesity. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases May 2005 (Vol. 1, Issue 3, Page 278)

21. PS. Adusumilli, Leitman, IM, Ben-Porat L, Roesler D. The Prevalence and Predictors of Herbal Medicine Use in Surgical Patients, Year Book of Surgery 2005

22. Leitman IM, Taylor JD, Rosser JC, Davis BR, Goodman EC, Does the Position of the Alimentary Limb in Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Make a Difference? Gastroenterology 2006: 130 (April) (Supplement) A-898

23. Laguna OH, Avgerinos A, Leitman, IM, The impact of the liberal use of CT in the work up of acute appendicitis, Surgical Endoscopy 2008, 22: page S149.

24. Avgerinos A, Laguna OH, Lo AY, Leitman, IM, Management of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatograhy, Surgical Endoscopy 2008, 22: page S264.

25. C Virk, OH Llaguna JL Holup, IM Leitman, Preliminary Results with Endoscopic Plication for Revision of Gastric Bypass Dimitrios V. Avgerinos, MD, Journal of the Society of Laparoscopic Surgery 2009, 13 (2) page S

26. J.Z. Lugo, I. Leitman, A.J. Lefkowitz, M.E. Seigerman, D. Avgerinos, O.H. Llaguna, Interval Appendectomy, Should It Really be Avoided? 
 
Journal of Surgical Research February 2009 (Vol. 151, Issue 2, Page 295)

27. O.H. Llaguna, D.V. Avgerinos, P. Nagda, D. Elfant, E.C. Goodman, I. Leitman, Does Abdominal Wall Closure With Prophylactic Bioprosthetic Material Protect Against the Development of Incisional Hernia in High Risk Patients? 
 Journal of Surgical Research 
February 2009 (Vol. 151, Issue 2, Page 286).

28. Leitman, IM Avgerinos A, Laguna OH, Lo AY, , Management of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatograhy � Related Duodenal Perforations, Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery, 2009:2(2), A69-70.

29. Leitman, IM, Laguna OH, Avgerinos D, The impact of the liberal use of CT in the work up of acute appendicitis. Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery, 2009:2(2), A76.

GRANTS

1. Leitman, IM, Piperacillin and Tazobactam in the Treatment of Abdominal Infections, Pfizer Inc., August 1991

2. Adusumilli, P., Leitman, IM: Alternative Medicine Usage and Adverse Effects in Elderly Americans Undergoing Surgery Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY. The American Geriatrics Society � Education � Training Initiatives, September 2000.

INVITED LECTURES

1. �Surgical Management of Hepatic Metastases from Colorectal Carcinoma � A Critical Appraisal,� Surgical Grand Rounds, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, October 1989.

2. �Complications of Cardiopulmonary Bypass,� Surgical Grand Rounds, The New York Hospital � Cornell Medical Center, September, 1990.

3. Evaluation and Management of Massive Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, The New York Surgical Society, January, 1990.

4. �The History of Surgery at The New York Hospital,� Surgical Grand Rounds, The New York Hospital � Cornell Medical Center, May 1990

5. �Cancer of the Nasopharynx,� Surgical Grand Rounds, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, May 11, 1990.

6. Developments in Surgical Technology and Science for the 90�s,� Indiana Surgical Society, September 16, 1991.

7. �The Evolution of Surgery at the New York Hospital,� The New York Surgical Society, January 8, 1992.

8. �The Management of Intra-abdominal Infections,� Grand Rounds, Pasack Valley Hospital, May 27, 1992.

9. �Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Surgery,� Surgical Grand Rounds, North Shore University Hospital, September 2, 1992.

10. �Management Strategies in Rectal Cancer,� Surgical Grand Rounds, North Shore University Hospital, October 1992.

11. �Laparoscopic Vagotomy and Nissen Fundoplication,� Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Symposium, October 6, 1992.

12. �The Evaluation and Management of the Known or Suspected Common Bile Duct Stone in the Era of Minimal Access Surgery,� Nassau Surgical Society, December 2, 1992

13. �Diagnostic Laparoscopy and Appendectomy for the Management of Appendicitis,� Advances Laparoscopy Course, December 12, 1992.

14. �The Evaluation and Management of Intra-abdominal Sepsis,� Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, August 3, 1993.

15. �The Evaluation and Management of the Known or Suspected Common Bile Duct Stone in the Era of Minimal Access Surgery,� Surgical Grand Rounds, Central General Hospital, December 21, 1993.

16. �The Evaluation and Management of the Known or Suspected Common Bile Duct Stone in the Era of Minimal Access Surgery,� Surgical Grand Rounds, North Shore University Hospital, December 22, 1993.

17. �Evaluation and Management of the Known or Suspected Common Bile Duct Stone in the Era of Minimal Access Surgery,� International Symposium on New Trends in Endoscopic Surgery, Tel Aviv, Israel, May 1995.

18. �Surgical Update 1995 � Gastroesophageal Surgery,� Surgical Grand Rounds, The New York Hospital � Cornell Medical Center, June 17, 1995.

19. Laparoscopic Surgery,� Combined Medical-Surgical Grand Rounds, Lenox Hill Hospital, September 8, 1995.

20. �Illness Severity Scoring Systems,� Surgical Grand Rounds, Flushing Hospital, January 10, 1996.

21. �Illness Severity Scoring Systems,� Surgical Grand Rounds, Central General Hospital, March 26, 1996.

22. �Novel Developments in Surgery,� The Mended Hearts, Long Island Chapter, May 18, 1997

23. �Does the Use of the Surgical Robot Allow for the Replacement of an Assistant During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy?� Sixth World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, June 4, 1998.

24. Overconfident Voyagers, the Evolution of Surgery at the New York Hospital,� Surgical Grand Rounds, The New York Hospital � Cornell Medical Center, September 16, 1998.

25. �Illness Severity Scoring Systems in the ICU,� New York Methodist Hospital, September 22, 1998.

26. �Central Venous Catheters � Can We Control the Infections?� Combined Medical-Surgical Grand Rounds, Lenox Hill Hospital, August 6, 1999.

27. Portal Hypertension,� General Surgery Review Course, Osler Institute, September 7, 1999.

28. �Acid-Base and Blood Gases,� General Surgery Review Course, Osler Institute, September 7, 1999.

29. �A Retrospective Study of the Diagnosis and Management of �Body Packers�, The New York Surgical Society, January 14, 2000.

30. Developments in Minimal Access Surgery,� Combined Medical-Surgical Grand Rounds, Lenox Hill Hospital, February 2, 2001.

31. �Burns, Hypothermia and Traumatic Injuries,� Department of Medicine, Critical Care Course, Lenox Hill Hospital, August 2002.

32. The Scientific Basis for Surgery in the Treatment of Morbid Obesity�� Grand Rounds, Jersey City Medical Center, June 4, 2003.

33. �Prophylaxis and Management of DVT and PE in General Surgery.� Perioperative Care Series, Lenox Hill Hospital, June 17, 2003

34. Evaluation and Management of Massive Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage�, Surgical Grand Rounds, North Shore � Long Island Jewish Health System, November 18, 2003.

35. �Gastric Bypass Surgery for Morbid Obesity � Nutritional Issues� Sodexho Health Care Services, Nutrition Grand Rounds, Lenox Hill Hospital, April 27, 2004.

36. �Radiological Evaluation of Complications of Surgery for Morbid Obesity, Illinois Radiological Society, September 11, 2004.

37. �The Scientific Basis for Surgery in the Treatment of Morbid Obesity�� OB/GYN Grand Rounds, Lenox Hill Hospital September 15, 2004

38. �The Acute Abdomen� Medical Critical Care Lecture Series, Lenox Hill Hospital, March 9, 2005

39. Complications following Gastric Bypass Surgery, Emergency Medicine Lecture Series, Beth Israel Medical Center, November 22, 2005.

40. Peri- operative issues in the surgical treatment of morbid obesity, Anesthesia Grand Round, Beth Israel Medical Center, July 20, 2006.

41. Complications following Gastric Bypass Surgery, Surgical Grand Rounds, Beth Israel Medical Center � Kings Highway Division, September 19, 2006.

42. Evaluation and Management of Soft tissue Sarcomas, Urology Grand Rounds, Beth Israel Medical Center, January 18, 2007

43. Complications following Gastric Bypass Surgery, Surgical Grand Rounds, New York Downtown Hospital, February 1, 2007.

44. Long-term Effects from the Surgical Treatment of Morbid Obesity, Surgical Grand Rounds, New York Methodist Hospital, November 14, 2007.

45. Long-term Effects from the Surgical Treatment of Morbid Obesity, Medical Grand Rounds, Beth Israel Medical Center, April 1, 2008.

46. Can interval appendectomy be justified following conservative management in acute appendicitis? Beth Israel Research Fair, May 7, 2009.

47. Does prophylactic biologic mesh (Alloderm �) placement protect against incisional hernia development in high risk patients? Beth Israel Research Fair, May 7, 2009.

48. The incidence of incisional hernia following elective laparoscopic colon resections: It is more common than you think. Beth Israel Research Fair, May 7, 2009.

49. The challenge of the new ACGME operative volume requirements. Will residency programs be able to comply in the era of the 80-hour work week? Beth Israel Research Fair, May 7, 2009.

50. Does technetium 99m-labeled red blood cell scintigraphy positivity portend a poorer clinical course in lower gastrointestinal bleeding? Beth Israel Research Fair, May 7, 2009.

51. Endoscopic reduction of gastric pouch following gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity: Safety and early results. Beth Israel Research Fair, May 7, 2009.

52. Does abdominal wall closure with prophylactic bioprosthetic material protect against the development of incisional hernia in high risk patients? Georgetown University Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Conference. June 25, 2009.

53. Efficient Evaluation and treatment of Suspicious Breast Lesions, Charles Wang Community Health Center Grand Rounds, New York, October 21, 2009.

 

 

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