Benjamin Kuttikatt Poulose

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Benjamin Kuttikatt Poulose
D-5203 Medical Center North
1161 Medical Center Drive
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 343-5613 (office)
[email protected]
Date of Birth: November 11, 1971
2003-2005
1994-1999
1990-1994
1986-1990
2007-2008
2006-2007
2000-2007
1999-2000
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Education
Master of Public Health
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Doctor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Bachelor of Science (Biology), with highest distinction and highest honors
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
High School Diploma Immaculata High School, Leavenworth, KS
Training
Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy
University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
Administrative Chief Resident in General Surgery
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Residency in General Surgery
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Internship in General Surgery Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Appointments
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville,
TN
Associate Director, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Suite, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine,
Nashville, TN
Instructor in General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center,
Cleveland, OH
Honors/Awards
Alfred Blalock Surgical Resident Award, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Resident Member to the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Board of
Governors
Clinical research paper competition winner, American College of Surgeons Tennessee Chapter
Health Services Research Fellowship, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
H. William Scott, Jr. Research Scholarship in Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Predoctoral Research Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Co-President, Newman Catholic Student Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dean’s List, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cancer Education Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honors Society, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Senior Class Valedictorian, Immaculata High School, Leavenworth, KS
Captain, Varsity Soccer Team, Immaculata High School, Leavenworth, KS
Research Experience
Health Services and Outcomes Research in General Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy,
Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Mentors – Marie Griffin, M.D., M.P.H.; and David Penson, M.D., M.P.H.
2007-2008
Health Services and Outcomes Research in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Natural
Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospitals
Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
Mentors – Jeff Ponsky, M.D. and Jeff Marks, M.D.
2002-2005
Health Services Research Fellowship in Surgical Outcomes and Cost Effectiveness Analysis
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Departments of Surgery and Preventive
Medicine, Nashville, TN
Mentors – Michael D. Holzman, M.D., M.P.H., and Marie R. Griffin, M.D., M.P.H.
1997-1998
Predoctoral Research Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Baltimore, MD
Mentor - Mark Talamini, M.D.
1995
Examination of the Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Outcome of Pneumococcal
Colonization in Rural Children in South India
Christian Medical College and Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Vellore, Tamil
Nadu, India
Mentor - Mark Steinhoff, M.D.
1992-1994
Analysis of Cell Cycle Checkpoint Status in Human Fibroblasts Can Identify Individuals
at Risk for Malignancy in Li-Fraumeni Syndrome
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Pathology, Chapel Hill, NC
Mentor - Thea Tlsty, Ph.D.
1992
Breast Conservation Treatment: The Relationship of Cosmetic Result and Volume of
Surgical Tissue Removed
University of Kansas Medical Center, Departments of Surgery and Radiation Oncology,
Kansas City, KS
Mentor - Engikolai Krishnan, M.D.
2011
Presentations
Poulose BK. Parastomal Hernias: The Good, The Bad, the Ugly. Oral presentation to the
Southeast Region Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse Society, Chattanooga, TN, September
2011.
Poulose BK, Kummerow K, Nealon W, Shelton J, Masys D, Holzman MD. Biliary Obstruction
During Cholecystectomy: ERCP, Evade, or Explore? Oral presentation to the Southeastern
Surgical Congress, Chattanooga, TN, February 2011.
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Poulose BK, Phillips S, Nealon W, Shelton J, Kummerow K, Penson D, Holzman MD.
Choledocholithiasis Management in Rural America: Health Disparity or Health Opportunity?
Oral presentation to the Academic Surgical Congress, Huntington Beach, CA, February 2011.
Poulose BK, Shelton J, Phillips S, Moore DE, Nealon W, Penson D, Holzman MD. Making the
Case for Hernia Research. Oral presentation to the American Hernia Society, San Franciso, CA,
March 2011.
2010
Poulose BK. Stones, Groans, and Abdominal Overtones: Management of Choledocholithiasis.
Surgical Grand Rounds, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, January 2010.
Poulose BK, Holzman MD, Melvin WV, Williams DB. Trans-Gastric Endoscopic Retrograde
Cholangiopancreatography. Video presentation to the Southeastern Surgical Congress,
Savannah, GA, February, 2010.
2009
Forbes RC, Holzman MD, Sharp KW, Melvin WV, Marks JM, Rosen MJ, Trunzo JA, Poulose BK.
Comparative Analysis of Freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center Utilization for Inguinal
Hernia Repair. Poster presentation to the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons,
Phoenix, AZ, April, 2009.
Poteet SJ, Melvin WV, Holzman MD, Sharp KW, Poulose BK. Inpatient Mortality and Length of
Stay Comparison of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy and Percutaneous Endoscopic
Gastrojejunostomy. Oral presentation to the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic
Surgeons, Phoenix, AZ, April, 2009.
Poulose BK, Trunzo JA, Onders RP, Rosen MJ, Ponsky JL, Marks JM. Health Utility
Determination for Transvaginal and Transgastric Cholecystectomy: How Do Patients Value
Complications of Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery? Poster presentation to the
Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Phoenix, AZ, April, 2009.
Trunzo JA, Poulose BK, McGee MF, Nikfarjam M, Jin J, Schomisch SJ, Onders RP, Chaitoff A,
Chak A, Ponsky JL, Marks JM. The Diagnostic Efficiency of Natural Orifice Translumenal
Endoscopic Surgery: Is There a Role in the Intensive Care Unit? Poster presentation to the
Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Phoenix, AZ, April, 2009.
Vassiliou MC, Poulose BK, Kaneva PA, Dunkin BJ, Marks JM, Sadik R, Sroka G, Anvari M, Thaler
K, Adrales GL, Hazey JW, Lightdale JR, Mellinger JD, Fried GM. GAGES: A Valid Measurement
Tool for Technical Skills in Flexible Endoscopy. Oral presentation to the Society of
Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Phoenix, AZ, April, 2009.
2008
Trunzo JA, Marks JM, McGee MF, Poulose BK, Jin J, Schomisch SJ, Onders R, Chak A, Ponsky J.
Natural Orifice Transumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) Peritoneoscopy Versus Laparoscopy
to Evaluate Intra-abdominal Pathology in a Porcine Model. Poster presentation to the Society of
Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Philadelphia, PA, April, 2008.
Trunzo JA, McGee MF, Onders R, Pearl JP, Poulose BK, Ponsky JL, Marks JM. Transgastric
Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) Peritoneoscopy: A Pilot Study in
Efficacy and Gastrotomy Site Selection. Poster presentation to the Society of Gastrointestinal and
Endoscopic Surgeons, Philadelphia, PA, April, 2008.
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Poulose BK, McGee MF, Trunzo JA, Willis JE, Ermlich B, Laughinghouse M, Champagne B,
Delaney CP, Marks JM. Preliminary Experience with Endoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation in the
Human Colonic Epithelium. Poster presentation to the Society of Gastrointestinal and
Endoscopic Surgeons, Philadelphia, PA, April, 2008.
Vassiliou MC, Sroka G, Poulose BK, Kaneva P, Fayez R, Dunkin BJ, Fried GM, Marks JM.
GAGES: A Global Assessment Tool for Evaluation of Technical Performance During
Gatrointestinal Endoscopy. Poster presentation to the American Society for Gastrointestinal
Endoscopy, San Diego, CA, May, 2008.
2005
Poulose BK, Griffin MR, Speroff T, Smalley W, So S, Moore DE, Wright JK, Richards WO, Melvin
W, Grogan E, Holzman MD. Optimizing Bariatric Surgery Strategies: A Cost Effectiveness
Evaluation of Open Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, and Laparoscopic Adjustable
Gastric Banding. Oral presentation to the American College of Surgeons Forum on Fundamental
Surgical Problems, San Francisco, CA, October 2005.
Poulose BK, Griffin MR, Speroff T, Smalley W, So S, Moore DE, Wright JK, Richards WO, Melvin
W, Grogan E, Holzman MD. Optimizing Bariatric Surgery Strategies: A Cost Effectiveness
Evaluation of Open Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, and Laparoscopic Adjustable
Gastric Banding. Oral presentation to the American College of Surgeons Tennessee Chapter,
August 2005.
Poulose BK, Arbogast PG, Holzman MD. National Analysis of In-Hospital Resource Utilization
in Choledocholithiasis Management Using Propensity Scores. Oral presentation to the Society of
Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Hollywood, FL, April 2005.
Poulose BK, Griffin MR, Moore DE, Zhu Y, Smalley W, Richards WO, Wright JK, Melvin W,
Holzman MD. National Analysis of Adverse Patient Safety Events in Bariatric Surgery. Oral
presentation to the Resident’s Conference of the Southeastern Surgical Congress, New Orleans,
LA, February 2005.
2004
Poulose BK, Ray WA, Arbogast PG, Needleman J, Buerhaus PI, Griffin MR, Abumrad NN,
Beauchamp RD, Holzman MD. Resident Work Hour Limits and Patient Safety. Oral
presentation to the Southern Surgical Association, Palm Beach, FL, December 2004.
Poulose BK, Griffin MR, Moore DE, Zhu Y, Smalley W, Richards WO, Wright JK, Melvin W,
Holzman MD. Risk Factors for Postoperative Mortality in Bariatric Surgery. Oral presentation to
the Association for Academic Surgery, Houston, TX, November 2004.
Poulose BK, Holzman MD, Zhu Y, Smalley W, Richards WO, Wright JK, Melvin W, Griffin MR.
National Variations in Morbid Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Utilization. Oral presentation to the
American College of Surgeons Forum on Fundamental Surgical Problems, New Orleans, LA,
October 2004.
Poulose BK, Griffin MR, Zhu Y, Smalley W, Richards WO, Wright JK, Melvin W, Holzman MD.
Perioperative Mortality Predictors in Bariatric Surgery. Oral presentation to the Academy Health
National Research Service Award Trainee Conference, San Diego, CA, June 2004.
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Poulose BK, Holzman MD, Zhu Y, Smalley W, Richards WO, Wright JK, Melvin W, Griffin MR.
National Variations in Bariatric Surgery Utilization. Poster presentation to the Academy Health
National Research Service Award Trainee Conference, San Diego, CA, June 2004.
Poulose BK, Holzman MD, Goldstein RE, Lao OB, Grogan EL, Goldstein RE. Laparoscopic
Adrenalectomy: 100 Resections with Functional Long-Term Follow Up. Oral presentation to the
Nashville Surgical Society, Nashville, TN, January, 2004 and the Society of Gastrointestinal and
Endoscopic Surgeons, Denver, CO, April 2004.
Poulose BK, Scholz S, Moore DE, Schmidt CR, Grogan EL, Lao OB, Nanney L, Davidson J,
Holzman MD. Physiologic Properties of Porcine Small Intestine Submucosa Used as a
Bioprosthesis. Oral presentation to the Society of University Surgeons Residents’ Conference, St.
Louis, MO, February 2004.
Poulose BK. Therapeutic Laparoendoscopy of the Pancreas. Oral presentation at Surgical Grand
Rounds, Section of Surgical Sciences, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine , Nashville, TN,
January 2004.
2003
Poulose BK, Goldstein RE, Holzman MD. Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy and Splenectomy.
Oral video presentation to the American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, October 2003 and New
Orleans, LA, October 2004.
Poulose BK, Holzman MD. Laparoscopic Gastroesophageal Tumor Resection. Oral video
presentation to the H. William Scott Society, Nashville, TN, April 2003.
Poulose BK, Holzman MD. Postoperative Pain and Nerve Entrapment in General Surgery.
Poster presented to the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Los
Angeles, CA, March 2003.
Poulose BK, Grogan E, Khaitan L, Melvin W, Richards WO, Holzman MD. Laparoscopic
Management of Pancreatic Pseudocyst. Poster presented to the Society of American
Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Los Angeles, CA, March 2003.
Poulose BK, Warmath J, Galloway R, Herline A. Design of a Rectal Model and Ultrasound Probe
Registration in the Development of Novel Endorectal Image-Guided Technology. Poster
presented to the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Los Angeles,
CA, March 2003.
Poulose BK, Wolff RS, Courmier J, Holzman MD. Laparoscopic Cyst Gastrostomy for Pancreatic
Pseudocyst. Oral video presentation to the Southeastern Surgical Congress, Savannah, GA,
February 2003.
2002
Poulose BK, Reynolds VH, Sharp KW. Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Presenting as a
Pancreatic Mass. Poster presented to the Southeastern Surgical Congress, Nashville, TN,
February 2002.
1999
Poulose BK, Kutka MF, Mendoza-Sagaon M, Murata K, Paidas CN, DeMaio A, Talamini MA.
Expression of -Fibrinogen is no Different Between Laparoscopic and Open Approaches. Poster
presented to the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, San Antonio,
TX, March 1999.
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Mendoza-Sagaon M, Kutka MF, Talamini MA, Poulose BK, Herreman-Suquet K, DeMaio A,
Paidas CN. Cellular Immune Response Following Nissen Fundoplication in a Pediatric Model:
Laparoscopy with Different Gases versus Laparotomy. Poster presented to the Society of
American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, San Antonio, TX, March 1999.
1998
Poulose BK, Kutka MF, Mendoza-Sagaon M, Barnes AC, Yang C, Taylor RH, Talamini MA.
Human versus Robotic Organ Retraction During Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication. Oral
presentation to the First International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer
Assisted Interventions, Boston, MA, October 1998.
Kutka MF, Talamini MA, Kaufman H, Poulose BK, Moesinger RC. Laparoscopic Bowel Resection
in Crohn’s Patients Offers Many Advantages Over Open Surgery. Poster presented to the ThirtyNinth Annual Meeting of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, New Orleans, LA, May
1998.
Poulose BK, Kutka MF, Talamini MA, Lillemoe KD, Cameron JL. Retroperitoneal and Mesenteric
Cyst: Characteristics and Surgical Management. Poster presented to the Thirty-Ninth Annual
Meeting of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, New Orleans, LA, May 1998.
Kutka MF, Mendoza-Sagaon M, Poulose BK, Toung T, Paidas CN, Talamini MA. Carbon Dioxide
Absorption Alone is not Responsible for Decreased Cardiac Output During Laparoscopic Nissen
Fundoplication. Oral presentation to the Fifty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Society of University
Surgeons Resident’s Conference, Milwaukee, WI, February 1998.
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2011
Poulose BK, Krishnan L, Krishnan EC, Jewell WR. Breast Conservation Treatment: The
Relationship of Cosmetic Result and Volume of Tissue Surgically Removed. Poster presented to
the Eighty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research, San Francisco,
CA, April 1994.
Publications
Kummerow K, Shelton J, Phillips S, Holzman MD, Nealon W, Beck W, Sharp K, Poulose BK.
Predicting Complicated Choledocholithiasis. Accepted to the Journal of Surgical Research.
Poulose BK, Phillips S, Nealon W, Shelton J, Kummerow K, Penson D, Holzman MD.
Choledocholithiasis Management in Rural America: Health Disparity or Health Opportunity?
Journal of Surgical Research, 170 :214-291, 2011.
Shelton J, Kummerow K, Phillips S, Griffin M, Holzman MD, Nealon W, Pinson CW, Poulose,
BK. An Urban-Rural Blight? Choledocholithiasis Presentation and Treatment. Accepted to the
Journal of Surgical Research, 2011.
Shelton J, Phillips S, Arbogast PG, Griffin M, Holzman MD, Nealon W, Poulose, BK. Patient
Safety in the Era of the 80-Hour Work Week. Submitted to Surgery, 2011.
Poulose BK, Kummerow K, Nealon W, Shelton J, Masys D, Holzman MD. Biliary Obstruction
During Cholecystectomy: ERCP, Evade, or Explore? Accepted to the American Surgeon, 2011.
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Poulose BK, Shelton J, Phillips S, Moore DE, Nealon W, Penson D, Holzman MD. Epidemiology
and Cost of Ventral Hernia Repair: Making the Case for Hernia Research. Accepted to Hernia,
2011.
Trunzo JT, McGee M, Poulose BK, Willis JE, Ermlich B, Laughinghouse M, Champagne BJ,
Delaney C, Marks JM. A Feasibility and Dosimetric Evaluation of Endoscopic Radiofrequency
Ablation for Human Colonic and Rectal Epithelium in a Treat and Resect Trial. Surgical
Endoscopy, 25:491-6, 2011.
2010
Nikfarjam M, McGee MF, Trunzo JA, Onders RP, Pearl JP, Poulose BK, Chak A, Ponsky JL, Marks
JM. Transgastric Natural-Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery Peritoneoscopy in Humans: a
Pilot Study in Efficacy and Gastrotomy Site Selection by Using a Hybrid Technique.
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 72:279-83, 2010.
Poteet SJ, Melvin WV, Holzman MD, Sharp KW, Poulose BK. Inpatient Mortality and Length of
Stay Comparison of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy and Percutaneous Endoscopic
Gastrojejunostomy. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, 20:587-590, 2010.
Trunzo JT, McGee MF, Cavazzola LT, Schomisch S, Nikfarjam M, Bailey J, Mishra T, Poulose BK,
Lee Y, Ponsky J, Marks JM. Peritoneal Inflammatory Response of Natural Orifice Translumenal
Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) versus Laparoscopy with Carbon Dioxide and Air
Pneumoperitoneum. Surgical Endoscopy, 24:1727-36, 2010.
Trunzo JT, Poulose BK, Mcgee MF, Nikfarjam M, Schomisch SJ, Onders RP, Jin J, Chak A, Ponsky
JL, Marks JM. The Diagnostic Efficacy of Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery : Is
There a Role in the Intensive Care Unit? Surgical Endoscopy, 24:2485-91, 2011.
Vassiliou MC, Kaneva PA, Poulose BK, Dunkin BJ, Marks JM, Sadik R, Sroka G, Anvari M, Thaler
K, Adrales GL, Hazey JW, Lightdale JR, Velanovich V, Swanstrom L, Mellinger JD, Fried GM.
GAGES : A Valid Measurement Tool for Technical Skills in Flexible Endoscopy. Surgical
Endoscopy, 24:1834-41, 2010.
Vassiliou MC, Kaneva PA, Poulose BK, Dunkin BJ, Marks JM, Sadik R, Sroka G, Anvari M, Thaler
K, Adrales GL, Hazey JW, Lightdale JR, Velanovich V, Swanstrom L, Mellinger JD, Fried GM.
How Should We Establish the Clinical Case Numbers Required to Achieve Proficiency in Flexible
Endoscopy? American Journal of Surgery, 199:121-5, 2010.
Yachimski P, Poulose BK. ERCP vs Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration for Common
Bile Duct Stones : Are the 2 Techniques Truly Equivalent ? Letter to the Editor. Archives of
Surgery, 148:795, 2010.
2009
Gosen C, Poulose B, Trunzo J, Marks J. Letter to the Editor : Endoscopic Management of
Iatrogenic Colon Perforation During Colonoscopy. American Surgeon, 75:184-186, 2009.
Nikfarjam M, Champagne B, Reynolds HL, Poulose BK, Ponsky JL, Marks JM. Acute
Management of Stoma-Related Colocutaneous Fistula by Temporary Placement of a SelfExpanding Plastic Stent. Surgical Innovation, 16(3):270-3, 2009.
Ponsky LE, Poulose BK, Pearl J, Ponsky JL. Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery :
Myth or Reality ? Journal of Endourology, 23(5):733-735, 2009.
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Trunzo J, Cavazzola L, Elmunzer B, Poulose B, McGee M, Schomisch S, Ponsky J, Marks J.
Facilitating gastrotomy closure during natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery using
tissue anchors. Endoscopy, 41:487-92, 2009.
2008
Elmunzer BJ, Schomisch SJ, Trunzo JA, Poulose BK, Delaney CP, McGee MF, Faulx AL, Marks
JM, Ponsky JL, Chak A. Endoscopic ultrasound in localizing safe alternate access sites for
NOTES: initial experience in a porcine model. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 69:108-114, 2008.
Elmunzer BJ, Trunzo JA, Marks JM, Poulose BK, Chak A, Schomisch SJ, Bailey JJ, Ponsky JL.
Endoscopic full thickness resection of gastric tumors using a novel grasp-and-snare technique:
feasibility in ex vivo and in vivo porcine models. Endoscopy, 40:931-935, 2008.
Fogerty MD, Abumrad NN, Nanney L, Arbogast PG, Poulose B, Barbul, A. Risk Factors for
Pressure Ulcers in Acute Care Hospitals. Wound Repair and Regeneration, 16:11-18, 2008.
Ponsky JL, Rosen MJ, Poulose BK. NOTES : Of Caution. Surgical Endoscopy, 22:1561–1562, 2008.
Poulose BK, Gosen C, Marks JM, Gosen C, Khaitan L, Rosen MJ, Onders RP, Trunzo JA, Ponsky
JL. Inpatient Mortality Analysis of Paraesophageal Hernia Repair in Octogenarians. Journal of
Gastrointestinal Surgery, 12:1888-1892, 2008.
2007
Austin MT, Poulose BK, Ray WA, Arbogast PG, Feurer ID, Pinson CW. Model for end-stage liver
disease: did the new liver allocation policy affect waiting list mortality? Archives of Surgery,
142:1079-85, 2007.
Poulose BK, Speroff T, Holzman MD. Optimizing Choledocholithiasis Management: A Cost
Effectiveness Analysis. Archives of Surgery, 142:43-48, 2007.
Rauth TP, Poulose BK, Davidson JM, Nanney LB, Holzman MD. Mechanical abrasion improves
early incorporation of small intestinal submucosa. American Surgeon, 73(7):647-51, 2007.
Rauth TP, Poulose BK, Nanney LB, Holzman MD. A comparative analysis of expanded
polytetrafluoroethylene and small intestinal submucosa--implications for patch repair in ventral
herniorrhaphy. Journal of Surgical Research, 143:43-9, 2007.
2006
Poulose BK, Arbogast PG, Holzman MD. National analysis of in-hospital resource utilization in
choledocholithiasis management using propensity scores. Surgical Endoscopy, 20:186-190,
2006.
2005
Grogan EL, Morris JA, Moore DE, Dittus RS, Poulose BK, Diaz JD, Speroff T. Plain Films Should
be Eliminated in the Evaluation of the Cervical Spine in Urban Trauma Centers : Results from
Decision Analysis Using an Institutional Cost Perspective. Journal of the American College of
Surgeons, 200:160-165, 2005.
Moore DE, Speroff T, Grogan EL, Poulose BK, Holzman MD. Cost Perspectives of Laparoscopic
and Open Appendectomy. Surgical Endoscopy, 19:374-378, 2005.
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Poulose BK, Griffin MR, Moore DE, Zhu Y, Smalley W, Richards WO, Wright JK, Melvin W,
Holzman MD. National Analysis of Adverse Patient Safety Events in Bariatric Surgery. The
American Surgeon, 71:406-413, 2005.
Poulose BK, Griffin MR, Moore DE, Zhu Y, Smalley W, Richards WO, Wright JK, Melvin W,
Holzman MD. Risk Factors for Postoperative Mortality in Bariatric Surgery. Journal of Surgical
Research, 127:77-84, 2005.
Poulose BK, Holzman MD, Goldstein RE, Lao OB, Grogan EL, Goldstein RE. Laparoscopic
Adrenalectomy: 100 Resections with Clinical Long-Term Follow Up. Surgical Endoscopy, 19:379385, 2005.
Poulose BK, Holzman MD, Zhu Y, Smalley W, Richards WO, Wright JK, Melvin W, Griffin MR.
National Variations in Morbid Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Use. Journal of the American College
of Surgeons, 201:77-84, 2005.
Poulose BK, Ray WA, Arbogast PG, Needleman J, Buerhaus PI, Griffin MR, Abumrad NN,
Beauchamp RD, Holzman MD. Resident Work Hour Limits and Patient Safety. Annals of
Surgery, 241:847-860, 2005.
Poulose BK, Scholz S, Moore DE, Schmidt CR, Grogan EL, Lao OB, Nanney L, Davidson J,
Holzman MD. Physiologic Properties of Small Intestine Submucosa. Journal of Surgical Research,
123:262-267, 2005.
2004
Hanly EJ, Mendoza-Sagaon M, Hardacre JM, Murata K, Bunton TE, Herreman-Suquet K, Poulose
BK, Talamini MA. New Tools for Laparoscopic Division of the Pancreas: A Comparative Animal
Study. Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques, 14:53-60, 2004.
2001
Mendoza-Sagaon M, Kutka MF, Talamini MA, Poulose BK, Herreman-Suquet K, DeMaio A,
Paidas CN. Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication with Carbon Dioxide Pneumoperitoneum
Preserves Cell-Mediated Immunity in an Immature Animal Model. Journal of Pediatric Surgery,
36:1564-1568, 2001.
2000
Mendoza-Sagaon M, Hanly EJ, Talamini MA, Kutka MF, Gitzelmann CA, Herreman-Suquet K,
Poulose BK, Paidas CN, DeMaio A. Comparison of the Stress Response After Laparoscopic and
Open Cholecystectomy. Surgical Endoscopy, 14:1136-41, 2000.
1999
Cubano M, Poulose BK, Talamini MA, Stewart R, Antosek LE, Lentz R, Nibe R, Kutka MF,
Mendoza-Sagaon, M. Long Distance Telementoring: A Novel Tool for Laparoscopy Aboard The
USS Abraham Lincoln. Surgical Endoscopy, 13:673-678, 1999.
Kutka MF, Poulose BK, Mendoza-Sagaon M, Hardacre JM, Murata K, Toung TJ, Talamini MA.
Decreased Mesenteric Blood Flow During Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication. Gastroenterology,
116:A1328, 1999.
Poulose BK, Kutka MF, Mendoza-Sagaon M, Barnes AC, Yang C, Taylor RH, Talamini MA.
Human versus Robotic Organ Retraction During Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication. Surgical
Endoscopy, 13:461-465, 1999.
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Poulose BK, Kutka MF, Mendoza-Sagaon M, Hardacre JM, Murata K, Toung TJ, Talamini MA.
CO2 Pneumoperitoneum Increases Central Nervous System Blood Flow During Laparoscopic
Nissen Fundoplication. Gastroenterology, 116:A1342, 1999.
Poulose BK, Kutka MF, Mendoza-Sagaon M, Murata K, Paidas CN, DeMaio A, Talamini MA.
Expression of -Fibrinogen is no Different Between Laparoscopic and Open Approaches.
Surgical Endoscopy, 13:S66.
1998
Talamini MA, Moesinger R, Yeo CJ, Poulose BK, Hruban RH, Cameron JL, Pitt HA.
Cystadenomas of the Pancreas: Is Enucleation an Adequate Operation? Annals of Surgery,
227:896-903, 1998.
1995
Tlsty T, Briot A, Poulose B. Analysis of Cell Cycle Checkpoint Status in Mammalian Cells.
Methods in Enzymology, 254:125-133, 1995.
1994
Tlsty TD, White A, Livanos E, Sage M, Roelofs H, Briot A, Poulose B. Genomic Integrity and the
Genetics of Cancer. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, 59:265-275, 1994.
1993
Tlsty TD, Jonczyk P, White A, Sage M, Hall I, Schaefer D, Briot A, Livanos E, Roelofs H, Poulose
B, Sanchez J. Loss of Chromosomal Integrity in Neoplasia. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on
Quantitative Biology, 58:645-654, 1993.
2012
Book Chapters
Ponsky JL, Poulose BK. “Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy and Jejunostomy” in Textbook
of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Second Edition, ed. Hawkey C, Richter J, Bosch J,
Guadalupe G, Chan F. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Poulose BK. “Basic Components of Flexible Endoscopes” in Principles of Flexible Endosccopy,
ed. Marks J, Dunkin B. Springer, 2012.
Poulose BK, Holzman MD. “Nissen Fundoplication” in Netter’s Surgical Anatomy and
Approaches, ed. Delaney, C. Elsevier, 2012.
2011
Beck W, Poulose BK. “Cholangitis” in Clinical Scenarios in General Surgery, ed. Dimick J,
Upchurch G, Sonnenday C. Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, 2011.
Ponsky JL, Poulose BK. “Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy” in Mastery of Surgery, Sixth
Edition, ed. Fischer J. Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, 2011.
Poulose BK. “Atypical Hernias” in Atlas of Abdominal Wall Surgery, ed. Rosen M. Elsevier,
2011.
2010
Poulose BK, Ponsky JL. “Approach to Gastrointestinal Foreign Bodies” in Gastroenterological
Endoscopy, Second Edition, ed. Classen M, Tytgat G, Lightdale C, 2010.
2008
Poulose BK, Richards WO. “Endoluminal Approaches to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease” in
Current Surgical Therapy, Ninth Edition, ed. Cameron JL. Mosby, 2008.
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2004
Bao PQ, Warmath J, Poulose BK, Galloway RL, Herline AJ. “Tracked Ultrasound for
Laparoscopic Surgery” in Medical Imaging 2004: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and
Display, ed. Galloway RL. The International Society for Optical Engineering. 5367:237-246, 2004.
2002
Poulose BK, Holzman MD. “Spleen” in Townsend’s Pocket Companion to Sabiston Textbook of
Surgery. Chapter 50, WB Saunders, 2002.
2011
Grants Awarded
Karl Storz Endoscopy
Identifying Barriers to Microlaparoscopy
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Nashville, TN
$48,000
Principal Investigator – Benjamin K. Poulose, M.D., M.P.H.
2008
Natural Orifice Surgery Consortium for Assessment and Research
Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Transgastric Cholecystectomy, Transvaginal
Cholecystectomy, and Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Projected Long Term Outcomes
and Complications Evaluation
University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Cleveland, OH
$20,000
Principal Investigator – Benjamin K. Poulose, M.D., M.P.H.
2003
Cook Biotech
Histologic and Tensile Characteristics of Perforated versus Non-Perforated Small Intestine
Submucosa Used as a Bioprosthesis
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Nashville, TN
$50,000
Principal Investigator – Michael D. Holzman, M.D., M.P.H.
National Research Service Award Training Grant Recipient (T32, HS 13833-01)
Health Services Research in Bariatric Surgery
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Departments of Preventive Medicine and
Surgery, Nashville, TN
$100,000
Principal Investigator – Marie R. Griffin, M.D., M.P.H.
Invited Courses and Lectures
2011
Have We Maximized Minimally Invasive Surgery?
Invited Lecture, Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Memphis, TN
Southeastern Surgical Congress, Invited Discussant, Chattanooga, TN
Southern Surgical Association, Invited Discussant, Hot Springs, VA
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Advanced Laparoscopic Hernia
Resident Course, Faculty, Las Vegas, NV
2010
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Minimally Invasive Fellows
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Course, Faculty, Houston, TX
Halsted Society, “Ventral Hernia: New Paradigms for an Old Problem”
Invited Lecture, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Interventional Endoscopy for Surgical Residents Course,
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Eastern Surgical Society, “Choledocholithiasis: Stones, Groans and Abdominal Overtones”
Invited Lecture, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Basic Endoscopy and
Laparoscopy Resident Workshop, Faculty, Cincinnati, OH
Surgical Grand Rounds, “Choledocholithiasis: Stones, Groans and Abdominal Overtones”
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
2009
American College of Surgeons Flexible Endoscopy for General Surgeons Postgraduate Course,
Faculty, Chicago, IL
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Advanced Laparoscopic Hernia
Resident Course, Faculty, Norwalk, CT
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Flexible Endoscopy Fellows
Course, Faculty, Cleveland, OH
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy First Year Gastroenterology Fellows’ Course,
Faculty, Oak Brook, IL
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Foregut and Solid Organ
Laparoscopy Resident Course, Faculty, Cincinnati, OH
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Advanced Therapeutic
Endoscopy Course, Southwestern Surgical Congress, Program Co-chair, San Diego, CA
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons,
Faculty, Advanced Laparoscopic Techniques Post Graduate Course, Phoenix, AZ
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons,
Faculty, Allied Health Course, Phoenix, AZ
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons,
Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration Learning Center Coordinator, Phoenix, AZ
2008
Surgical Technologists Graduation Presentation, Invited Speaker, University Hospitals Case
Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons,
Faculty, Allied Health Course, Philadelphia, PA
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Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons,
Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration Learning Center Coordinator, Philadelphia, PA
2007
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons,
Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration Learning Center Coordinator, Las Vegas, NV
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons,
Residents and Fellows Scientific Session Chair, Las Vegas, NV
2006
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons,
Faculty, Allied Health Course, Dallas, TX
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons,
Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration Learning Center Coordinator, Dallas, TX
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons,
Residents and Fellows Scientific Session Chair, Dallas, TX
2002-
2008-
2011-
Peer Review Journal Involvement
Peer Reviewer
Annals of Surgery
Endoscopy
Journal of the American Medical Association
Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Surgical Endoscopy
Surgical Innovation
Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Editorial Board
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Teaching and Other Experiences
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Founder and Director of Endoscopy Community Outreach Program
Facilitated simulation and endoscopic observational experience for surgeons in practice
2010-
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Founder and Director of Vanderbilt Procedural Outcomes Database
Quality improvement initiative in the Department of Surgery
2010-
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Director of Advanced Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Skills Lab for General Surgery Residency
Coordinated and instructed basic and advanced open, laparoscopic, and endoscopic skills lab
and didactic sessions for residents
2009-
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Director of Endoscopic Skills Lab for General Surgery Residency
Coordinated and instructed basic and advanced endoscopic skills lab and didactic sessions for
residents
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2009-
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Director of Common Bile Duct Exploration/ERCP Skills Lab for General Surgery Residency
Coordinated and instructed basic and advanced open, laparoscopic, and endoscopic skills lab
and didactic sessions for residents
2009-
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Director of Medical Student General Surgery Sub-Internship
Coordinated activities of senior medical student on rotation in the Division of General Surgery
2008-
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Benign Esophageal Diseases Lecturer
Instructed basic pathophysiologic lectures and didactic sessions for medical students
2004-2007
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
General Surgery Resident Surgical Skills Lab
Founder, planner, and executor of year-long curriculum for General Surgery residents involving
intestinal anastomosis, vascular anastomosis, basic laparoscopy, and advanced laparoscopy
2003
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
E5 Initiative
Participated in multidisciplinary conference on advancement of paperless medical record,
medical order entry, and wireless information integration
2003
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Web Design for General Surgery Resident Education
Created web site for dissemination of Resident Teaching Conference lectures and web site
training guide for General Surgery housestaff rotating through St. Thomas Hospital
1994-1995
Baltimore Rescue Mission Clinic, Baltimore, MD
Medical Student Volunteer
Assisted with the care of patients in inner city Baltimore
1994-1995
Southeast Middle School, Baltimore, MD
Classroom Volunteer
Helped pupils perform activities to cultivate their interest in science and math
1993-1994
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Introductory Biology Laboratory Teaching Assistant
Instructed twenty-five students in first semester biology laboratory
1991-1992
Grey Culbreth Middle School, Chapel Hill, NC
Sixth Grade Tutor
Assisted sixth graders with learning difficulties
Mentoring
William Lee, Medical Student, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2009-2011
Julia Shelton, Resident, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2009-2011
Kristy Kummerow, Medical Student, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2009-2011
Daniel Eshaghian, Medical Student, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2009
Christine Gosen, Medical Student, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 2009
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Joseph Trunzo, Resident, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 2007
Jan Vobecky, Medical Student, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2006
Oliver Lao, Medical Student, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2003
Professional Memberships
Active Member, Society of University Surgeons
Associate Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Active Member, Association for Academic Surgery
Active Member, American Hernia Society
Member of the H. William Scott, Jr. Society
Member of the Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association
Active Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Active Member, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Fellow, Southeastern Surgical Congress
Committee Memberships
Flexible Endoscopy Committee, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery Committee, Society of American Gastrointestinal and
Endoscopic Surgeons
Resident Education Committee, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Hernia Outcomes Task Force, American Hernia Society
Licensure
Tennessee Medical Doctor MD0000036752, expiration 11/30/2011
Certifications
American Board of Surgery, certificate #053086, expiration 7/1/2018
Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery, certificate #15314041137
United States Medical Licensing Examination Steps I, II, III
Advanced Cardiac Life Support-Provider
Advanced Trauma Life Support-Provider
Basic Life Support-Provider
Life Wings Certification, Crew Training International
Vanderbilt Media Training
Activities/Interests
General aviation, playing guitar and keyboard, reading, traveling, soccer, computers, following
Carolina basketball
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