Saleem Islam

Saleem Islam, MD, MPH

Professor And Chief, Pediatric Surgery

Department: MD-SURGERY-PEDIATRIC
Business Phone: (352) 273-8761
Business Email: islamsa@surgery.ufl.edu

About Saleem Islam

Saleem Islam, M.D., M.P.H., is a professor of surgery and pediatrics and director of pediatric minimally invasive surgery in the University of Florida’s College of Medicine. He also is the associate medical director of the pediatric integrated care system (PediCare) in the department of pediatrics at UF and program director of the pediatric surgery fellowship program in the department of surgery at UF. Dr. Islam earned his medical degree from Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan in 1992 and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts, where he also became chief resident. He then became a research fellow in the pediatric surgery laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School from 1996-1998 and completed his pediatric surgery fellowship at the University of Michigan in 2003. Dr. Islam joined the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson as an assistant professor of surgery and assistant professor of pediatrics in 2003. He moved on at the center to become medical director of the extracorporeal life support program and director of the medical student clerkship in surgery, and meanwhile earned a master’s degree in public health from the University of Massachusetts in 2006.  He joined UF’s College of Medicine in 2007.He is a currently an Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor for the American College of Surgeons and has given more than 100 national and international presentations and has published more than 80 peer-reviewed publications during his career. Dr. Islam is board-certified in general surgery and pediatric surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Pediatrics. He also is a member of the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, the Association of Academic Surgeons and chairman of the American Pediatric Surgical Association’s Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee.Dr. Islam’s clinical research interests include pediatric gastrointestinal motility disorders, specifically gastroparesis. For treatment of intractable gastroparesis, UF has implanted permanent gastric electrical stimulation devices in 56 children and temporary gastric electrical stimulation devices in more than 90 children. No other institution has performed so many of these procedures. Dr. Islam’s research focuses on performing outcomes-based research pertinent to all aspects of pediatric surgery as he works to develop models of care that will allow for improved clinical care in the future.

Accomplishments

Equal Access Clinic Service Award
2010 · University of Florida
All Star Clinician Teacher Award – top 4 clinical teachers
2007 · University of Mississippi Medical School
All Star Clinician Teacher Award – top 4 clinical teachers
2006 · University of Mississippi Medical School
Resident Teacher of the year award
2001 · University of Massachusetts Medical School
Resident Teacher of the year
2000 · University of Massachusetts Medical School

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Surgery
    American Board of Surgery
  • Surgery
    American Board of Surgery

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Surgery
Subspecialties
  • Pediatric Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendicitis
  • Burns
  • Cellulitis
  • Constipation in infants and children
  • Esophageal atresia
  • Esophageal stricture – benign
  • Failure to thrive
  • Fistula
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease – children
  • Gastroesophageal reflux in infants
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastroschisis
  • Gastroschisis repair
  • Hirschsprung disease
  • Inguinal hernia repair
  • Pectus excavatum
  • Pectus excavatum repair
  • Peritonitis
  • Pyloric stenosis in infants
  • Testicular torsion
  • Testicular torsion repair
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Umbilical hernia repair

Publications

2021
Airway management protocol for conjoined twins delivery.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology. 140 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijporl.2020.110477. [PMID] 33243620.
2020
What is the role of the cholecystokinin stimulated HIDA scan in evaluating abdominal pain in children?
Journal of pediatric surgery. 55(12):2653-2656 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2020.03.020. [PMID] 32482410.
2020
Predicting Morbidity and Mortality in Neonates Born With Gastroschisis.
The Journal of surgical research. 245:217-224 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2019.07.065. [PMID] 31421366.
2020
Pediatric earlobe keloids: Outcomes and patterns of recurrence.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 55(3):461-464 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.07.006. [PMID] 31383580.
2020
Outcomes After Prehospital Endotracheal Intubation in Suburban/Rural Pediatric Trauma.
The Journal of surgical research. 249:138-144 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2019.11.034. [PMID] 31954974.
2020
Caring for People With Untreated Pectus Excavatum: An International Online Survey.
Chest. 157(3):590-594 [DOI] 10.1016/j.chest.2019.10.034. [PMID] 31730833.
2020
Importance of endoscopy during permanent gastric stimulator placement.
VideoGIE : an official video journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 5(7):289-291 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vgie.2020.03.003. [PMID] 32642614.
2020
Immediate versus silo closure for gastroschisis: Results of a large multicenter study.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 55(7):1280-1285 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.08.002. [PMID] 31472924.
2020
Malignant round cell tumor with SS18-POU5F1 fusion: is it a myoepithelial neoplasm, a synovial sarcoma or a new entity?
Histopathology. 77(4):681-684 [DOI] 10.1111/his.14171. [PMID] 32516451.
2019
What pediatric surgeons read: Utilization of APSA e-mail blast literature reviews.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 54(4):792-798 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.06.020. [PMID] 30017070.
2019
Ovarian masses in the child and adolescent: An American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Evidence-Based Practice Committee systematic review.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 54(3):369-377 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.08.058. [PMID] 30220452.
2019
Outcomes in omphalocele correlate with size of defect.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 54(8):1546-1550 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.10.047. [PMID] 30414688.
2019
Variability in perioperative evaluation and resource utilization in pediatric patients with suspected biliary dyskinesia: A multi-institutional retrospective cohort study.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 54(6):1118-1122 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.02.049. [PMID] 30885555.
2019
Insights into embryology and development of omphalocele.
Seminars in pediatric surgery. 28(2):80-83 [DOI] 10.1053/j.sempedsurg.2019.04.003. [PMID] 31072462.
2019
Closing gastroschisis: The good, the bad, and the not-so ugly.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 54(1):60-64 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.10.033. [PMID] 30482541.
2019
Against the Overgrowth Hypothesis: Shorter Costal Cartilage Lengths in Pectus Excavatum.
The Journal of surgical research. 235:93-97 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2018.09.080. [PMID] 30691856.
2019
Long-term outcomes of antegrade continence enema in children with chronic encopresis and incontinence: what is the optimal flush to use?
Pediatric surgery international. 35(4):431-438 [DOI] 10.1007/s00383-018-4416-0. [PMID] 30426223.
2018
Delayed Healing Associated with Silver Sulfadiazine Use for Partial Thickness Scald Burns in Children.
The American surgeon. 84(6):836-840 [PMID] 29981611.
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2018
Gabapentin Improves Oral Feeding in Neurologically Intact Infants With Abdominal Disorders.
The journal of pediatric pharmacology and therapeutics : JPPT : the official journal of PPAG. 23(1):59-63 [DOI] 10.5863/1551-6776-23.1.59. [PMID] 29491754.
2018
Inguinal hernias in premature neonates: exploring optimal timing for repair.
Pediatric surgery international. 34(11):1157-1161 [DOI] 10.1007/s00383-018-4356-8. [PMID] 30255352.
2018
Initial primary spontaneous pneumothorax in children and adolescents: Operate or wait?
Journal of pediatric surgery. 53(10):1960-1963 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.12.014. [PMID] 29361279.
2017
Surgical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in children: A systematic review.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 52(8):1228-1238 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2016.09.072. [PMID] 27823773.
2017
Treatment of congenital pulmonary airway malformations: a systematic review from the APSA outcomes and evidence based practice committee.
Pediatric surgery international. 33(9):939-953 [DOI] 10.1007/s00383-017-4098-z. [PMID] 28589256.
2017
Severe Neonatal Purpura Fulminans Caused by Staphylococcus aureus.
Clinical pediatrics. 56(8):776-780 [DOI] 10.1177/0009922816660693. [PMID] 27449990.
2017
Neurodevelopmental outcomes in infants undergoing general anesthesia.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 52(6):895-900 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.03.008. [PMID] 28342581.
2017
Inspiratory muscle conditioning exercise and diaphragm gene therapy in Pompe disease: Clinical evidence of respiratory plasticity.
Experimental neurology. 287(Pt 2):216-224 [DOI] 10.1016/j.expneurol.2016.07.013. [PMID] 27453480.
2017
Safety of Intradiaphragmatic Delivery of Adeno-Associated Virus-Mediated Alpha-Glucosidase (rAAV1-CMV-hGAA) Gene Therapy in Children Affected by Pompe Disease.
Human gene therapy. Clinical development. 28(4):208-218 [DOI] 10.1089/humc.2017.146. [PMID] 29160099.
2016
67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Surgery.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 51(6):1044-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2016.02.077. [PMID] 27113265.
2016
Diaphragm Pacing as a Rehabilitative Tool for Patients With Pompe Disease Who Are Ventilator-Dependent: Case Series.
Physical therapy. 96(5):696-703 [DOI] 10.2522/ptj.20150122. [PMID] 26893511.
2016
Hematologic outcomes after total splenectomy and partial splenectomy for congenital hemolytic anemia.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 51(1):122-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2015.10.028. [PMID] 26613837.
2016
Improved Survival in Left Liver-Up Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia by Early Repair Before Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Optimization of Patient Selection by Multivariate Risk Modeling.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 222(4):459-70 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.12.059. [PMID] 27016974.
2016
Long-term outcomes of gastric electrical stimulation in children with gastroparesis.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 51(1):67-71 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2015.10.015. [PMID] 26526207.
2015
Prevention of infectious complications after elective colorectal surgery in children: an American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee comprehensive review.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 50(1):192-200 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2014.11.028. [PMID] 25598122.
2015
Variation in bowel preparation among pediatric surgeons for elective colorectal surgery: A problem of equipoise or a knowledge gap of the available clinical evidence?
Journal of pediatric surgery. 50(6):967-71 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2015.03.017. [PMID] 25818321.
2015
The effort and outcomes of the Pediatric Surgery match process: Are we interviewing too many?
Journal of pediatric surgery. 50(11):1954-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2015.06.008. [PMID] 26165158.
2015
Quality improvement 101 for surgeons: Navigating the alphabet soup.
Seminars in pediatric surgery. 24(6):267-70 [DOI] 10.1053/j.sempedsurg.2015.08.001. [PMID] 26653158.
2015
Outcomes in the physiologically most severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) patients: Whom should we treat?
Journal of pediatric surgery. 50(6):893-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2015.03.005. [PMID] 25933923.
2015
Delayed emergency myelopoiesis following polymicrobial sepsis in neonates.
Innate immunity. 21(4):386-91 [DOI] 10.1177/1753425914542445. [PMID] 25106654.
2015
Gastroparesis in children.
Current opinion in pediatrics. 27(3):377-82 [DOI] 10.1097/MOP.0000000000000216. [PMID] 25944312.
2015
Management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia: A systematic review from the APSA outcomes and evidence based practice committee.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 50(11):1958-70 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2015.09.010. [PMID] 26463502.
2015
Clinical outcomes of splenectomy in children: report of the splenectomy in congenital hemolytic anemia registry.
American journal of hematology. 90(3):187-92 [DOI] 10.1002/ajh.23888. [PMID] 25382665.
2015
Asymptomatic malrotation: Diagnosis and surgical management: An American Pediatric Surgical Association outcomes and evidence based practice committee systematic review.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 50(10):1783-90 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2015.06.019. [PMID] 26205079.
2015
Contemporary practice among pediatric surgeons in the use of bowel preparation for elective colorectal surgery: A survey of the American Pediatric Surgical Association.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 50(10):1636-40 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2015.04.005. [PMID] 26054862.
2014
‘When can I ride again?’ Recidivism in children with all-terrain vehicle injuries.
The American surgeon. 80(4):415-7 [PMID] 24887678.
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2014
Phase I/II trial of diaphragm delivery of recombinant adeno-associated virus acid alpha-glucosidase (rAAaV1-CMV-GAA) gene vector in patients with Pompe disease.
Human gene therapy. Clinical development. 25(3):134-63 [DOI] 10.1089/humc.2014.2514. [PMID] 25238277.
2014
Optimizing resources for the surgical care of children: an American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee consensus statement.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 49(5):818-22 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2014.02.085. [PMID] 24851778.
2014
Multi-institutional experience with penetrating pancreatic injuries in children.
Pediatric surgery international. 30(11):1107-10 [DOI] 10.1007/s00383-014-3599-2. [PMID] 25240916.
2014
Use of mechanical bowel preparation and oral antibiotics for elective colorectal procedures in children: is current practice evidence-based?
Journal of pediatric surgery. 49(6):1030-5; discussion 1035 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2014.01.048. [PMID] 24888857.
2014
Feasibility of laparoscopic pyloromyotomy under spinal anesthesia.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 49(10):1485-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2014.02.083. [PMID] 25280651.
2014
Extracorporeal life support in patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia: how long should we treat?
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 218(4):808-17 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2013.12.047. [PMID] 24655875.
2014
Appendiceal carcinoids in children–management and outcomes.
The Journal of surgical research. 192(2):250-3 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2014.06.031. [PMID] 25039014.
2014
Management of electrical and chemical burns in children.
The Journal of surgical research. 190(1):210-3 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2014.03.009. [PMID] 24698499.
2013
Acid Alpha-Glucosidase Gene Replacement Therapy To the Diaphragm in Ventilator-Dependent Pompe Disease: One-Year Respiratory Motor Outcomes
Molecular Therapy. 21:S23-S24
2013
Diaphragm Pacing Augments Ventilatory Function in Pompe Disease
Molecular Genetics and Metabolism. 108(2) [DOI] 10.1016/j.ymgme.2012.11.232.
2013
Gastric electrical stimulation for abdominal pain in patients with symptoms of gastroparesis.
The American surgeon. 79(5):457-64 [PMID] 23635579.
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2013
Long-term maturation of congenital diaphragmatic hernia treatment results: toward development of a severity-specific treatment algorithm.
Annals of surgery. 258(4):638-44; discussion 644 [DOI] 10.1097/SLA.0b013e3182a53c49. [PMID] 23989050.
2013
Phase I/II trial of adeno-associated virus-mediated alpha-glucosidase gene therapy to the diaphragm for chronic respiratory failure in Pompe disease: initial safety and ventilatory outcomes.
Human gene therapy. 24(6):630-40 [DOI] 10.1089/hum.2012.250. [PMID] 23570273.
2013
Preclinical toxicology and biodistribution studies of recombinant adeno-associated virus 1 human acid α-glucosidase.
Human gene therapy. Clinical development. 24(3):127-33 [DOI] 10.1089/humc.2013.147. [PMID] 24021025.
2013
Allocation of healthcare dollars: analysis of nonneonatal circumcisions in Florida.
The American surgeon. 79(9):865-9 [PMID] 24069977.
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2012
Phase I/Ii Trial of Adeno-Associated Virus Acid-Alpha-Glucosidase (Aav-Gaa) Diaphragm Gene Therapy for Ventilatory Failure in Pompe Disease
Molecular Genetics and Metabolism. 105(2) [DOI] 10.1016/j.ymgme.2011.11.039.
2012
“Pulling the plug”–management of meconium plug syndrome in neonates.
The Journal of surgical research. 175(2):e43-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2012.01.029. [PMID] 22459290.
2012
Advances in surgery for abdominal wall defects: gastroschisis and omphalocele.
Clinics in perinatology. 39(2):375-86 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clp.2012.04.008. [PMID] 22682386.
2012
Pediatric pancreatic trauma: trending toward nonoperative management?
The American surgeon. 78(11):1204-10 [PMID] 23089435.
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2012
Spectrum of gastroparesis in children.
Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. 55(2):166-72 [DOI] 10.1097/MPG.0b013e31824cf06e. [PMID] 22314391.
2012
Treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis: an American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee systematic review.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 47(11):2111-22 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2012.08.011. [PMID] 23164007.
2012
The diagnosis and management of empyema in children: a comprehensive review from the APSA Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 47(11):2101-10 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2012.07.047. [PMID] 23164006.
2011
Guidelines for surveys of the American Pediatric Surgical Association.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 46(10):2012-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2011.05.016. [PMID] 22008342.
2011
Occurrence of Crohn’s disease in children after total colectomy for ulcerative colitis.
The Journal of surgical research. 170(1):38-40 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2011.02.011. [PMID] 21470637.
2011
Outcomes research in pediatric surgery. Part 1: overview and resources.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 46(1):221-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2010.09.096. [PMID] 21238672.
2011
Pompe disease gene therapy.
Human molecular genetics. 20(R1):R61-8 [DOI] 10.1093/hmg/ddr174. [PMID] 21518733.
2011
Prospective validation of an abbreviated bedrest protocol in the management of blunt spleen and liver injury in children.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 46(1):173-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2010.09.079. [PMID] 21238661.
2011
Review of the evidence on the closure of abdominal wall defects.
Pediatric surgery international. 27(4):391-7 [DOI] 10.1007/s00383-010-2803-2. [PMID] 21161242.
2011
The usefulness of the upper gastrointestinal series in the pediatric patient before anti-reflux procedure or gastrostomy tube placement.
The Journal of surgical research. 170(2):247-52 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2011.03.007. [PMID] 21550057.
2011
Chest wall Ewing sarcoma family of tumors: long-term outcomes.
International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 81(1):158-66 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2010.04.066. [PMID] 20732765.
2010
Antibiotics and appendicitis in the pediatric population: an American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee systematic review.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 45(11):2181-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2010.06.038. [PMID] 21034941.
2010
Outcomes of treatment of childhood achalasia.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 45(6):1173-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2010.02.086. [PMID] 20620315.
2010
Should we be concerned about jejunoileal atresia during repair of duodenal atresia?
Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A. 20(9):773-5 [DOI] 10.1089/lap.2010.0173. [PMID] 20701544.
2010
Two cases of a neonatal interlabial mass presenting within 30 hours of each other: coincidence or underdiagnosed and underreported finding?
Clinical pediatrics. 49(5):506-8 [DOI] 10.1177/0009922809346575. [PMID] 20118087.
2009
Placement of a totally implantable venous access device into an anomalous pulmonary vein.
The American surgeon. 75(1):89-90 [PMID] 19213406.
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2009
Partial splenectomy prevents splenic sequestration crises in sickle cell disease.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 44(11):2088-91 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2009.06.007. [PMID] 19944213.
2009
Infectious risk to ventriculo-peritoneal shunts from gastrointestinal surgery in the pediatric population.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 44(6):1201-4; discussion 1204 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2009.02.020. [PMID] 19524741.
2009
Equestrian injuries in children.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 44(1):148-50 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2008.10.025. [PMID] 19159733.
2009
Clinical clearance of the cervical spine in blunt trauma patients younger than 3 years: a multi-center study of the american association for the surgery of trauma.
The Journal of trauma. 67(3):543-9; discussion 549 [DOI] 10.1097/TA.0b013e3181b57aa1. [PMID] 19741398.
2009
Gastroschisis with jejunal and colonic atresia, and isolated colonic atresia in dichorionic, diamniotic twins.
Pediatric surgery international. 25(5):437-9 [DOI] 10.1007/s00383-009-2353-7. [PMID] 19308430.
2009
Diminishing role of contrast enema in simple meconium ileus.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 44(11):2130-2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2009.06.005. [PMID] 19944221.
2008
Adding insult to injury: neck exploration for penetrating pediatric neck trauma.
The American surgeon. 74(11):1104-6 [PMID] 19062670.
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2008
Clinical care outcomes in abdominal wall defects.
Current opinion in pediatrics. 20(3):305-10 [DOI] 10.1097/MOP.0b013e3282ffdc1e. [PMID] 18475100.
2008
Management and outcomes of ovarian masses in children and adolescents.
The American surgeon. 74(11):1062-5 [PMID] 19062661.
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2008
Management and outcomes of ovarian masses in children and adolescents.
The American Surgeon. 74(11) [PMID] 19062661.
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2008
Primary colonic congenital infantile fibrosarcoma presenting as meconium peritonitis.
Pediatric surgery international. 24(5):621-3 [DOI] 10.1007/s00383-008-2113-0. [PMID] 18247031.
2008
Recombinant factor VIIa as an adjunct in nonoperative management of solid organ injuries in children.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 43(1):195-8; discussion 198 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2007.09.044. [PMID] 18206482.
2007
Risk factors for the development of abdominal abscess following operation for perforated appendicitis in children: a multicenter case-control study.
Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 142(3):236-41; discussion 241 [PMID] 17372047.
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2007
Matched analysis of nonoperative management vs immediate appendectomy for perforated appendicitis.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 42(1):19-23; discussion 23 [PMID] 17208535.
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2007
Primary laparoscopic repair of high imperforate anus in neonatal males.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 42(11):1877-81 [PMID] 18022439.
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2006
Midgut abnormalities.
The Surgical clinics of North America. 86(2):285-99,viii [PMID] 16580924.
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2006
Laparotomy versus peritoneal drainage for necrotizing enterocolitis and perforation.
The New England journal of medicine. 354(21):2225-34 [PMID] 16723614.
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2005
Antiangiogenic therapy for a large splenic hemangioma.
Pediatric surgery international. 21(12):1007-10 [PMID] 16215767.
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2005
Aortobronchial fistula from invasive Aspergillus infection of the lung: an endovascular approach to repair.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 40(12):e19-22 [PMID] 16338288.
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2005
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia: searching for answers.
American journal of surgery. 190(2):324-32 [PMID] 16023454.
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2005
Failure of cholecystokinin-octapeptide to prevent TPN-associated gallstone disease.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 40(1):263-7 [PMID] 15868595.
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2005
The effect of phenol on ingrown toenail excision in children.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 40(1):290-2 [PMID] 15868600.
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2005
The use of laparoscopic liver biopsies in pediatric patients with hepatic dysfunction following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Bone marrow transplantation. 36(10):891-6 [PMID] 16184184.
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2004
Use of radiofrequency ablation of the lower esophageal sphincter to treat recurrent gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 39(3):282-6; discussion 282 [PMID] 15017538.
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2004
Prenatal exposure to thyroid hormone is necessary for normal postnatal development of murine heart and lungs.
Developmental biology. 272(1):104-17 [PMID] 15242794.
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2004
Independent predictors of morbidity and mortality in blunt colon trauma.
The American surgeon. 70(1):75-9 [PMID] 14964554.
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2004
Esophagogastric separation for failed fundoplication in neurologically impaired children.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 39(3):287-91; discussion 287 [PMID] 15017539.
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2004
Congenital short-gut syndrome.
Pediatric radiology. 34(5):424-7 [PMID] 14676985.
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2004
Biliary atresia associated with hypoplastic left heart syndrome: a case report and review of the literature.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 39(9):1411-3 [PMID] 15359401.
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2004
A novel approach to the management of late-onset liver failure in biliary atresia.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 39(3):371-4 [PMID] 15017554.
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2004
Diagnosis of a proximal tracheoesophageal fistula using three-dimensional CT scan: a case report.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 39(1):100-2 [PMID] 14694382.
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2003
Effectiveness and long-term results of laparoscopic common bile duct exploration.
Surgical endoscopy. 17(1):19-22 [PMID] 12399840.
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2002
Peritoneal infection with multiple species of Candida: a case report.
Surgical infections. 3(1):35-7 [PMID] 12593698.
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2002
Laparoscopic repair of postoperative perineal hernia.
Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques. 12(2):119-21 [PMID] 11948300.
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2001
Extrapleural thoracoscopic anterior spinal fusion: a modified video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery approach to the pediatric spine.
JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. 5(2):187-9 [PMID] 11394435.
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2001
Nonfixation of an atretic colon predicts Hirschsprung’s disease.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 36(1):202-4 [PMID] 11150465.
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2001
Primary pancreatic lymphoma–a diagnosis to remember.
Surgery. 129(3):380-3 [PMID] 11231470.
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2001
Tracheal resection and reanastomosis in the neonatal period.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 36(8):1262-5 [PMID] 11479872.
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2001
Decreased mitogen activated protein kinase activities in congenital diaphragmatic hernia-associated pulmonary hypoplasia.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 36(10):1490-6 [PMID] 11584394.
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1999
Diltiazem reduces pulmonary arterial pressures in recurrent pulmonary hypertension associated with pulmonary hypoplasia.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 34(5):712-4 [PMID] 10359169.
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1999
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for nonneonatal acute respiratory failure.
Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 134(4):375-9; discussion 379 [PMID] 10199309.
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1999
Prenatal vitamin E treatment improves lung growth in fetal rats with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 34(1):172-6 discussion 176 [PMID] 10022166.
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1999
Tracheal ligation increases mitogen-activated protein kinase activity and attenuates surfactant protein B mRNA in fetal sheep lungs.
The Journal of surgical research. 84(1):19-23 [PMID] 10334883.
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1996
Acute cholecystitis resulting from hemobilia after tru-cut biopsy: a case report and brief review of the literature.
The American surgeon. 62(9):757-8 [PMID] 8751769.
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1996
Duodenal perforation caused by nasogastric intubation.
The American journal of gastroenterology. 91(11):2439-40 [PMID] 8931440.
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1996
Parasuicide in Pakistan: experience at a university hospital.
Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica. 93(4):264-7 [PMID] 8712026.
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1995
Retrospective study of treatment of amoebic liver abscesses with and without aspiration.
Tropical doctor. 25(1):40-1 [PMID] 7886833.
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Grants

Oct 2020 ACTIVE
I poo, so can you: bowel management
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF MEDICAL GUILD
Oct 2020 ACTIVE
Easing Financial Burden & Improving Quality of Life for Children w/Feeding Tubes
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF MEDICAL GUILD
Feb 2020 ACTIVE
Comparative Effectiveness of Alternative Approaches for Wound Closure
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: CHILDRENS HOSP PHILADELPHIA via US FOOD AND DRUG ADMN
Sep 2019 ACTIVE
Clinical Trial of ENhancing Recovery in CHildren Undergoing Surgery – ENRICH-US
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NORTHWESTERN UNIV via NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD
Oct 2018 – Oct 2019
UFMG for Improving Quality of Life for Pediatric Patients With Feeding Tubes
Role: Other
Funding: UF MEDICAL GUILD
Aug 2016 – Aug 2017
2016 UFMG-Bowel Management Starter Kits Children with congenital anorectal malformations. An estimated 20-40 patients per year could benefit
Role: Other
Funding: UF MEDICAL GUILD
Jun 2016 ACTIVE
Child Health and Human Development Extramural Research
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: VANDERBILT UNIV MEDICAL CENTER via NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD
Aug 2015 – Dec 2019
Phase 3 Study of Standard versus Reduced IV Fat for the Prevention of Parenteral Nutrition-Associated Cholestasis (PNAC)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF MICHIGAN via US FOOD AND DRUG ADMN
Aug 2013 – Mar 2016
Phase I/II Trial of Diaphragm Delivery of Recombinant Adeno-Associated Virus Acid Alpha-Glucosidase (rAAV1-CMV-GAA) Gene Vector in Patients with Pompe Disease
Role: Project Manager
Funding: SOCIAL AND SCIENTIFIC SYSTEMS via NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI

Education

Master of Pubic Health
2006 · University of Massachusetts
Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery
2001-2003 · University of Michigan
PGY3-5 Surgery resident
1998-2001 · University of Massachusetts
Research Fellow
1996-1998 · Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
PGY2 Surgery resident
1995-1996 · University of Massachusetts
Internship – Surgery
1994 · University of Massachusetts
M.B.B.S.
1992 · Aga Khan University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2019-2021
BMS6813 Intro Clin Med 3
2018,2020
MDC7600 Surgery Clerkship
2018,2020-2021
BMS6812 Intro Clin Med 2
2013-2018
MDT7600 Elect Top/Surgery
2015-2018
MDC7602 Senior Surgery Clerk
2018
MDT7090 Elective Topics
2018
MDC6001 Intro Clin Practice
2010-2013
MEL7951 Elect Top/Surgery
2012
BCC7161 Senior Surgery Clerk

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