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Bariatric, Gastrointestinal, and Minimally-Invasive SurgeonProgram Director, Bariatric Surgery Fellowship ProgramDirector, UI Obesity Surgery ProgramAssociate Professor of Surgery
- Gastrointestinal, Minimally-invasive and Bariatric Surgery
Primary Office: 4625 JCPIowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-384-7220
MD, Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore University, Karnataka State, India
Intern, Surgery and Medicine, Bangalore Medical College Hospitals, Karnataka State, IndiaResidency, Surgery and Medicine, St. Martha's and St. Philomena's Hospitals, Karnatake State, IndiaResidency, Surgery and Medicine, Tiruvella Medical Mission Hospital, Kerala State, IndiaResidency, Emergency Room, Eastbourne District, General Hospital, Eastbourne, UKResidency, General Surgery, Leeds General Infirmary, University of Leeds, UKRegistrar, General Surgery, St. Thomas' Hospital, University of London, UKFellowship, Research, General Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, ILResidency, General Surgery, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Iowa Medical License Iowa Board of MedicineCertified, Advanced Trauma Life SupportFellow (FACS) American College of SurgeonsBoard Certified, General Surgery American Board of SurgeryFRCS Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow, UK
Acute pancreatitis pathogenesis: The laboratory investigates the role of acinar cell signaling pathways such as the stress kinase (p38, JNK, ERK) pathway and the Akt/NFkB pathway as applied to a novel hypothesis for gallstone pancreatitis pathogenesis. The role of pancreatic hyperstimulation via G-protein coupled receptors (CCK receptor and cholinergic receptor) and their regulation by a novel group of proteins called RGS (regulation of G-protein signaling) proteins are also being investigated. Our long- term goal is to elucidate the pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis with a view to implement new treatment modalities. Current funding from NIH is a NIDDK K08 Career Development Award. Samuel Clinical Research: Measurement of physical activity and energy expenditure in bariatric surgery patients to improve pre-operative evaluation and long-term post-operative outcomes.
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