Stephen M. Cohen, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS

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Office:
304-793-2059
Fax:
304-793-2537
Cell:
404-680-9898
1320
Maplewood Ave
Ronceverte,  
West Virginia  
24970
United States
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Personal Data:

DATE OF BIRTH:  June 15,  1962

BIRTHPLACE:  Brooklyn,  New York

MARITAL STATUS:  Married-Patricia,  RN,  MSN

CHILDREN:

  • Daniel-August 9,  1991
  • Zachary-November 24,  1992
  • Alana-February 8,  1995

CITIZENSHIP:  USA

Employment:

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Lewisburg,  West Virginia
  • Associate Professor
  • May 2016 - present

 

Greenbrier Valley Medical Center

  • Ronceverte,  West Virginia
  • Director
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • October 2014 – present

 

Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center

  • Richmond,  VA
  • MOD
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • August 2015 - present

 

Atlanta Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • Atlanta,  Georgia
  • July 1994 – October 2014
  • Associate Clinical Professor
  • Department of Surgery
  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • July 1998 – October 2014
Education:

MASTERS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION:

  • Walden University
  • 2011-2013

 

FELLOWSHIP:

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida
  • 3000 West Cypress Creek Road,   Ft.  Lauderdale,  Florida 33309
  • Chairman:  David G.  Jagelman,  M.D.
  • Steven D.  Wexner,  M.D.
  • 1992-1994

 

INTERN/RESIDENCY: 

  • General Surgery
  • Boston University Medical Center
  • 88 East Newton Street
  • Boston,  Massachusetts 02118
  • Chairman:  Ed Spatz,  M.D.
  • 1987-1992

 

MEDICAL SCHOOL:

  • University of California,  LA
  • Los Angeles,  California 90025
  • Degree:  Medical Doctor
  • 1983-1987

 

COLLEGE:

  • University California,  Riverside
  • Riverside,  California
  • Degree:  Bachelor of Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • 1980-1983
  • Honors:  Dean’s Honor List
Medical License:
  • State of North Carolina,  2015-Present
  • State of Ohio,  2015-Present
  • State of Iowa,  2015-Present
  • State of West Virginia,  2014-Present
  • State of Georgia,  1994-Present
  • State of Florida,  1992-Expired
  • State of California,  1988-Expired
  • State of Massachusetts,  1988-Expired
Certifications:

1.  Diplomat,  National Board of Medical Examiners:  July 1988

2.  General Surgery- Certification # 38322

  • Initial- 04 May 1993 / End Date:  01 Jul 2003
  • Recertification:  19 Oct 2001/ End Date:  01 Jul 2013
  • Recertification:  06 Dec 2011/ End Date:  01 Jul 2023

3.  Colon and Rectal Surgery- Certification # 335

  • Initial:  Sep 1996
  • Recertification:  01 Jan 2007/ End Date:  05 Dec 2016
Honors / Awards:
  • Dean’s Honor List-UCR
  • Chief Resident’s Appreciation Award-Best all Around, 1988-1989
  • Administrative Chief Resident,  1991-1992
  • Life Styles Southern Arc Magazine- www.lifestlyesmagazine.net –voted Top Colon and Rectal Surgeon for 2006 and 2007.  pg.  51.  May 2007 issue
  • Top Docs for Colon/Rectal surgery Lifestyles Magazine May 2009 page 40
  • Top Doctor for Atlanta Magazine for 2009,  2010,  2011,  2012,  2013,  2014
Affiliations:
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgery
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
  • Fellow American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Hospital Privileges:
  • Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, 202 Maplewood Ave,  Ronceverte,  WV 24970
  • Hunter Holmes McGuire VAMC, 1201 Broad Rock Bvd,  Richmond,  VA 23224
Faculty / Academic Positions:

World Congress of Compression Anastomosis ( WCCA)

Inaugural Symposium- January 27-28,  2012

Industry and physician driven organization to teach new technology

Write,  produce,  and edit the lecture for surgeon education

Honorable Editor,  Medcrave online ( MOJ Surgery,  Gastroenterology/Hepatology)

MedCrave is an Open Access Publishing website that contains ample scientific

Research information on categorized topics.  MedCrave is a huge Online Publishing Library,  where anyone can view,  share and download research papers

Leadership Positions:

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine,  Lewisburg,  WV,   2016-present

  • Surgical Discipline/Course Advisor
  • Lectures to 1st and 2nd year students
  • CS1 Abdominal exams
  • Open lab
  • OSCE
  • Development of 3rd and 4th year curriculum,  lectures,  and Campus Visits
  • Creation of videos for educational days

 

Greenbrier Valley Medical Center,  Ronceverte,  WV ( 122 beds) 2014-present

  • Peer Review Committee
  • Quality Improvement Committee
  • Patient Safety Committee – Chairperson
  • Infection Control Committee – Chairperson
  • Antibiotic Stewardship Committee

 

Southern Regional Medical Center,  Riverdale,  GA ( 331 Bed)

Chairman,  Department of Surgery 2013-2014

  • Transformational health care change agent
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Surgery Department and operating room
  • Help to direct the hospital and administration with research,  personnel, and education to improve the access,  quality,  and efficiency of the surgical process
  • Ensures that administrative,  Joint Commissions regulations,  and quality measures are followed appropriately
  • Strong advocate of evidence-based medicine
  • Improved efficiency with changing the operating room block utilization process
  • Helped to implement the electronic medical record system
  • Physician champion for surgical services
  • Integral part of the Robotic surgery venture for Clayton County

Medical Director,  Spivey Station Surgery Center 2005-2014 Jonesboro,  GA  (4 OR’s,  3 Minor rooms)

  • Administrative and faculty committees
  • Continuing medical education for staff
  • Implementation of quality and electronic medical records
  • Peer Review liaison
  • Helped change the culture to a ‘team’ approach
  • Directly guided new surgeons to expand surgical volume
  • Leader in indigent care for the community

Vice Chairman,  Department of Surgery 2000-02,  2009-13

  • Led the peer-review process
  • Physician champion and leader for the implementation of EMR
  • Expanded the communication network

Chairman,  Peer Review Committee 2000-02,  2009-13

Chairman,  CME Committee 2009-2014

  • Developed weekly lecture series for medical students

  • Monthly presentations on surgical issues and diseases

Physician Liaison,  VAC 2010-2014

  • Established as the physician decision-maker for innovative technology
  • Organized monthly meetings for streamlined utilization

Chairman,  Oncology Committee 2011-2013

  • Organized and recruited physicians for monthly presentations
  • Increased attendance by 50%
  • Led the way for integration with Emory for joint conferences
  • Continued to support the tumor registry
Consulting:

MEDICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE-CONSULTATION-SPEAKERS PANEL

  • ETHICON
  • COVIDIEN
  • INSIGHTRA
  • COOK
  • BAXTER
  • GENZYME
  • THD AMERICA
  • CSATS
  • MALLINCKRODT
  • MST-SYS
  • NOVOGI
  • FERNADALE
  • PACIRA
  • PHARMACEUTICALS
  • RTI BIOLOGICS
  • BELLEVUE PHARMACY
  • BOVIE MEDICAL
  • MEDITECH
Publications - Abstracts:
  1. Cohen SM,  Schmitt SL,  Lucas FL,  Wexner SD.  How accurate is the diagnosis of anal ulcers in AIDS patients? Dis Colon Rectum 1993;  35 ( 4): p24.
  2. Binderow SR,  Cohen SM,  Wexner SD,  Schmitt SL,  Nogueras JJ,  Jagelman DG.  Must early postoperative oral intake be limited to laparoscopy? Dis Colon Rectal 1993;  36 ( 4):  p33.
  3. Cohen SM,  Wexner SD,  Clem MF,  et al.  A prospective randomized comparison of a new laparoscopic stapling technique.  Surgical Endoscopy 1993;  7 ( 3):  265.
  4. Binderow,  SR,  Cohen SM,  Wexner SD,  et al.  Must early postoperative oral intake be limited to laparoscopy? Surgical Endoscopy 1993;  7 ( 3)  265.
  5. Cohen SM,  Tremaroli JV,  Wexner SD,  Jensen JE.  Calcium gluconates effect on segmental colonic transit times:  a blinded,  randomized,  placebo controlled crossover study.  Am J Gastroenterol 1993;  88 ( 9):  1570
  6. Cohen SM,  Binderow SR,  Jensen JE,  Ehrenpreis ED,  Ruberman WB, Nogueras JJ,  Bonner GB,  Wexner SD.  A prospective randomized endoscopic-blined comparison of two oral colonic lavage solutions for colonoscopy.  Am J Gastroenterol 1993;  88 ( 9):  1589.
  7. Cohen SM,  Lucas FV,  Wexner SD,  Nogueras JJ,  Jagelman DG.  How accurate is the diagnosis of anal ulcers in AIDS patients? Am J Gastroenterol 1993;  88 ( 9):  1589.
  8. Binderow SR,  Cohen SM,  Wexner SD,  Schmitt SL,  Nogueras JJ,  Jagelman DG.  Must early postoperative oral intake be limited to laparoscopy? South Med J 1993;  86 ( 9):  S16.
  9. Cohen SM,  Wexner SD,  Schmitt SL,  Lucas FV,  Nogueras JJ.  Does xylene mesenteric fat clearance improve lymph node harvest after colon resection? South Med J 1993;  86 ( 9):  S17.
  10. Binderow SR,  Cohen SM,  Wexner SD,  et al.  Must early postoperative oral intake be limited to laparoscopy? Int J Colorectal Disorders 1994;  8 ( 4): p230.
  11. Reissman P,  Teoh TA,  Cohen SM,  Weiss EG,  Nogueras JJ,  Wexner SD.  Is early oral feeding safe after elective colorectal surgery? Dis Colon Rectum 1994:  37 ( 4):  14-15.
  12. Cohen SM,  Wexner SD,  Binderow SR,  et al.  A prospective randomized endoscopist-blinded trial comparing precolonoscopy bowel cleansing methods.  Dis Colon Rectum 1994;  37 ( 4):  16-17
  13. Cohen SM,  Wexner SD,  Laparoscopic Colorectal surgery:  Are we being honest with our patients? Dis Colon Rectum 1994;  37 ( 4):  p21.
  14. Reiver D,  Kmiot WA,  Cohen SM,  et al.  A prospective comparison of laparoscopic and open procedure in colorectal surgery.  Dis Colon Rectum 1994;  37 ( 4):  p22.
  15. Cohen SM,  Nogueras JJ,  Wexner SD.  Laparoscopic colorectal surgeryascending the learning curve.  Dis Colon Rectum 1994;  37 ( 4):  p26.
  16. Cohen SM,  Kmiot WA,  Reiver D,  et al.  Is ileal pouch anal anastomosis safe in patients over 60 years of age? Dis Colon Rectum 1994;  37 ( 4):  p29-30.
  17. Kmiot WA,  Reiver D,  Cohen SM,  et al.  Outcome after restorative proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis compared with indeterminate colitis. Dis Colon Rectum 1994;  37 ( 4):  p31.
  18. Cohen SM,  Vaccaro CA,  Kaye MD,  Wexner SD.  Can segmental colonic transit times be reproduced with reliable results? Dis Colon Rectum 1994;  37 (4):  p44.
  19. Weiss EG,  Reiver D,  Daniel N,  Cohen SM,  et al.  How safe is elective colorectal surgery in the elderly? Dis Colon Rectum 1994;  37 ( 4):  p48-49.
  20. Kmiot W,  Reiver D,  Binderow S,  Cohen SM,  Nogueras J,  Jagelman D, Wexner S.  Prospective comparison of laparoscopically assisted and open colorectal surgery.  Br J Surg 1994;  84:  p762.
  21. Weiss EG,  Reiver D,  Reissman P,  Cohen SM,  Nogueras JJ,  Wexner SD. Septic complications of ileal pouch anal anastomosis ( IPAA).  S.  Med J 1994; 87:  pS19.
  22. Cohen SM,  Wexner SD,  Binderow SR,  Daniel N,  Ehrepreis ED,  Jensen J, Ruderman WB,  Bonner GF.  Prospective randomized blinded trial comparing precolonoscopy bowel cleansing methods.  S.  Med J 1994;  87:  pS20.
  23. Reissman P,  Weiss EG,  Cohen SM,  Nogueras JJ,  Wexner SD,  Teoh TA.  Is early oral feeding safe after elective colorectal surgery? S Med J 1994;  87: pS21.
  24. Weiss EG,  Kmiot WA,  Reiver D,  Sohen SM,  Reissman P,  Lucas FV, Nogueras JJ,  Wexner SD.  Outcome after restorative proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis compared with outcome after same procedure for indeterminate colitis.
  25. Weiss EG,  Reiver D,  Reissman P,  Cohen SM,  Nogueras JJ,  Wexner SD. Septic complications of ileal pouch anal anastomosis ( IPAA).  Am J. Gastroenterol 1994;  89:  p1699.
  26. Weiss EG,  Kmiot WA,  Reiver D,  Cohen SM,  Reissman P,  Lucas FV, Nogueras JJ,  Wexner SD.  Outcome after restorative proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis compared with indeterminate colitis.  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1994;  41.
  27. Reissman P,  Cohen SM,  Kmiot WA,  Reiver D,  Weiss EG,  NOgueras Jj, Wexner SD.  Is ileal pouch anal anastomosis safe in patients over sixty years of age? Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1995;  41.
  28. Reissman P,  Teoh TA,  Cohen SM,  Weiss EG,  Nogueras JJ,  Wexner SD.  Is early oral feeding safe after elective colorectal surgery? Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1995;  41.
  29. Kamal M.F.,  Itani,  M.D.,  Wilson,  M.D.,  Awad,  M.D.,  Jenson,  M.S.,  Finn,  B. A.,  Abramson,  M.D.,  M.P.H.,  Cohen SM investigator.  Ertapenem versus
  30. Cefotetan Prophylaxis in Elective Colorectal Surgery.  The New England Journal of Medicine.  December 21,  2006.  Vol.  355 No.  25 pg.  2640
  31. Singh J,  Hum M.,  Cohen S,  MD,  Liberman H,  MD,  Thorson A,  MD,  Dine A, MD,  and the MISS Study Group.  Presented at:  47th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  Chicago,  IL 9/2007. Multicenter Infection Surveillance Study Comparing Two Types of Postoperative Pain Management,  Surgical Site Using ON-Q SilverSoaker and Local Anesthetics vs.  Systemic Narcotics Following Colorectal Procedures.
Publications - Manuscripts:
  1. Cohen SM,  Cogliano FD.  The surgical management of perforated diverticulitis:  One community hospital experience.  Colo-proctology 1993; (3):  167-171.
  2. Cohen SM,  Wexner SD.  Laparoscopic colorectal resection for cancer:  The Cleveland Clinic Florida experience.  Surgical Oncology;  2:  Suppl.  1,  35-42.
  3. Wexner SD,  Cohen SM,  Johansen OB,  Nogueras JJ,  Jagelman DG. Laparoscopic colorectal surgery:  a prospective assessment and current perspective.  Br J Surg 1993;  80:  1602-1605
  4. Wexner SD,  Cohen SM,  Johansen OB,  Nogueras JJ,  Jagelman DG.  Cirurgia Colorectal Laparoscopica.  Revista do Colegio Brasileiro de Cirurgioes.  Vol. XX-Suplemento;  1993;  20 ( 5):  26-29
  5. Cohen SM,  Clem M,  Wexner SD,  Nogueras JJ,  Jagelman DG.  An initial comparative study of two techniques of laparoscopic colonic anastomosis and mesenteric defect closure.  Surg Endosc 1994;  8:130-134
  6. Reissman P,  Cohen SM,  Weiss E,  Wexner SD.  Simple Technique for pelvic drain placement in laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection.  Dis Colon Rectum 1994;  37:381-382
  7. Wexner SD,  Cohen SM.  Anastomosis leakage after anterior resection.  Eur J Surg 1994;  160(5):  299-300
  8. Cohen SM,  Schmitt SL,  Lucas FV,  Wexner SD.  How accurate is the diagnosis of anal ulcers in AIDS patients? Int J Col Dis 1994;  9:169-173.
  9. Cohen SM,  Wexner SD,  Schmitt SL,  Lucas FV,  Nogueras JJ,  Jagelman DG. Does xylene mesenteric fat clearance improve lymph node harvest after colon resection? Eur J Surg 1994;  160:693-7
  10. Cohen SM,  Wexner SD.  Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy.  Surgical Rounds 1994;  17(11):  627-635
  11. Binderow SR,  Cohen SM,  Wexner SD,  Schmitt SL,  Nogueras JJ,  Jagelman DG.  Must early postoperative oral intake be limited to laparoscopy? Dis Colon Rectum 1994:37:584-589
  12. Schmitt SL,  Cohen SM,  Wexner SD,  Nogueras JJ,  Jagelman DG.  Does laparoscopic-assisted ileal pouch anal anastomosis reduce the length of hospitalization? Int J Colorect Dis 1994;  9(3):  134-7
  13. Cohen Sm,  Wexner SD,  Binderow SR,  Nogueras JJ,  Daniel N,  Ehrenpreis ED, Jenson J,  Bonner G,  Ruderman W.  A prospective randomized endoscopicblinded trial comparing pre-colonoscopy bowel cleansing methods.
  14. Wexner SD,  Cohen SM.  Port site recurrence after laparoscopic colorectal surgery for cure of malignancy.  Br J Surg 1995;  82:  295-8.
  15. Cohen SM.  Colonic Ischemia.  In Selected Topics in Colorectal Surgery, Volume 7,  1994,  Continuing Medical Education Department,  USSC.
  16. Wexner SD,  Cohen SM,  Ulrich A,  Reissman P.  Laparoscopic colorectal surgery:  Are we being honest with out patients? Dis Colon Rectum 1994;  38: 723-7.
  17. Reissman P,  Weiss E,  Teoh TA,  Cohen SM,  Wexner SD.  Laprarscopicassisted perineal rectosigmoidectomy for rectal prolapse-brief clinical report. Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy 1995;  5(3):  217-218.
  18. Reissman P,  Cohen SM,  Weiss EG,  Nogueras JJ,  Wexner SD.  Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery:  Ascending the learning curve.  World J Surg 1996;  20: 277-82.
  19. Reissman P,  Teoh TA,  Cohen Sm,  Weiss EG,  Nogueras JJ,  Wexner SD.  Is early oral feeding safe after elective colorectal surgery? Ann Surg 1995;  222 (1):  73-7.
  20. Preparation of The Standards Task Force practice parameters:  The management and treatment of complicated diverticulitis.  American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.
  21. Cohen SM,  Kmiot WA,  Reiver D,  Wexner SD.  A prospective comparison of laparoscopic and open procedures in colorectal surgery.  J Roy Soc Med ( In press).
  22. Reissman P,  Cohen SM.  Problem solving in laparoscopic surgery- “Where did all the instruments go?” Surg Endosc ( letter).  ( In press).
  23. Cohen SM,  Roberts PL,  Streitz JM.  Intraoperative colonic lavage for strangulated sigmoid colon through a traumatic diaphragmatic hernia. Submitted for publication.
  24. Cohen SM,  Chair.  Novel Applications for Biologic Mesh:  Innovations in Complex Hernia Repair.  General Surgery News.  September 2011.
Publications - Editorials & Letters:
  1. Wexner SD,  Cohen SM.  Anastomotic leakage after anterior resection.  Eur J Surg 1994;  160 ( 5):  299-300.
  2. Teoh TA,  Reissman P,  Cohen SM,  Weiss EG,  Wexner  SD.  Laparoscopic loop ileostomy.  Dis Colon Rectum 1994;  37 ( 5):  514.
Video:
  1. Laparoscopic-assisted right hemicolectomy.  SD Wexner,  SM Cohen.
  2. Laparoscopic-assisted restorative proctocolectomy with ileo-anal reservoir. SD Wexner,  DG Jagelman,  SM Cohen.
  3. Pelvic Dissection Techniques.  SD Wexner,  DG Jagelman,  SM Cohen.
  4. Paracolostomy Hernia Repair with Veritas Mesh:  Tricks of the Trade in Colorectal Surgery Web Symposium.  October 13, 2011.  SM Cohen.
  5. Colostomy closure with Low Anterior Resection using RALC stapler. Covidien.  2012
Book Chapters:
  1. Cohen SM,  Wexner SD.  Laparoscopic colorectal surgery:  the USA experience.  In:  Monson JRT,  Darzi A ( eds).  Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery.  Oxford:  Isis Medical Media Ltd.  1995;  188-92.
  2. Cohen SM,  Wexner SD.  Does laparoscopic assisted ileal pouch anal anastomosis reduce the length of hospitalization? In:  Serio G,  Delaini GG, Hulten L,  Nicholls J,  Vestweber KH ( eds).  Inflammatory bowel diseases. Edinburgh,  United Kingdom:  Graffham Press 1994;  133-5.
  3. Cohen SM,  Wexner SD.  Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy.  In:  Jager RM,  Wexner SD ( eds).  Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery.  New York: Churchill-livingstone 1996;  201-8.
  4. Cohen SM,  Wexner SD.  Justifiablility of laparoscopic colorectal surgery.  In: Jager RM,  Wexner SD ( eds).  Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery.  New York:Churchill-Livingstone 1996;  291-8.
  5. Cohen SM,  Wexner SD.  Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy.  In:  Lezoche E, Paganini AM,  Cuschieri A ( eds).  Minimally invasive colorectal surgery. Milan,  Italy:  Documento Editoriale srl,  1994;  23-26.
  6. Cohen SM,  Wexner SD.  Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy.  In: Lezoche E,  Paganini AM,  Cuschieri A ( eds).  Minimally invasive colorectal surgery.  Milan,  Italy:  Documento Editoriale srl,  1994;  62-65.
  7. Wexner,  SD,  Sohen SM.  Laparoscopic colectomy for malignancy— advantages and limitations.  In:  Wexner SD,  Cady B ( eds).  Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America 1994;  3 ( 4):  637-43.
  8. Wexner SD,  Cohen SM.  Laparoscopic appendectomy and colectomy.  In: Zuidema GD,  Condon RE ( eds).  Shackelford’s Surgery of the alimentary Tract ( 4th ed).  Philadelphia:  WB Saunders Co.  1995:  164-83.
  9. Mazier WP,  Levien DH,  Luchtefeld MA,  Senagore AJ ( eds).  Polyposis Syndrome.  Surgery of the Colon,  Rectum,  and Anus.  W.B.  Saunders Co. 1995:  566-576.
  10. SM Cohen,  SD Wexner.  Bowel preparation.  Clinical Decision Making in Colorectal Surgery.  SD Wexner,  Am Vernava,  ( eds).  Igaku-Shoin.  1995:  23-26.
  11. M.  Piccirillo,  SM Cohen,  SD Wexner.  Cirugia Colorectal Laparoscopica. Tribuna Medica.  Santa Fe De Bogota,  Colombia.  ( In press).
Poster Publications:
  1. How accurate is the diagnosis of anal ulcers in AIDS patients? The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons,  Chicago,  May 2-7,  1993.
  2. Must early postoperative oral intake be limited to laparoscopy? The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons,  Chicago,  May 2-7,  1993.
  3. Does laparoscopy confer an advantage over standard colectomy? The first European Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery- E.A.E.S.,  Cologne,  Germany,  June 3-5,  1993.
  4. Calcium gluconates effect on segmental colonic transit times:  a blinded, randomized,  placebo controlled study.  58th Annual Scientific Meeting American College of Gastoenterology,  New York,  October 3-6,  1993.
  5. Does laparoscopic assisted ileal pouch anastomosis reduce the length of hospitilization? 58th Annual Scientific Meeting American College of Gastroenterology,  New York,  October 3-6,  1993.  1993 ACG/MERCK SENIOR FELLOW AWARD RECIPIENT.
  6. How Accurate is the diagnosis of anal ulcers in AIDS patients? 58th Annual Scientific Meeting American College of Gastroenterology,  New York, October 3-6,  1993.
  7. A prospective randomized endoscopists blinded comparison of two oral lavage solutions for colonoscopy.  58th Annual Scientific Meeting American College of Gastroenterology,  New York,  October 3-6,  1993.
  8. Is Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis safe in patients over sixty years of age? 93rd Annual Convention of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Orlando,  Florida,  May 8-13,  1994.
  9. Outcome after Restorative Proctocolectomy for Ulcerative Colitis Compared with Indeterminate Colitis.  93rd Annual Convention of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons,  Orlando,  Florida,  May 8-13,  1994.
  10. Can Segmental Colonic Transit Times be reproduced with reliable results? 93rd Annual Convention of American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Orlando,  Florida,  May 8-13,  1994.
  11. How safe is elective Colorectal Surgery in the elderly? 93rd Annual Convention of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeon,  Orlando, Florida,  May 8-13,  1994.
  12. D'Hoore A,  Cohen S,  Albert M,  Herbst F,  Senagore A,  Stamos MJ,  Pahlman L,  Wexner SD.  COMPRES final results:  nitinol compression anastomosis results in a much lower than expected rate of anastomotic leak in low anterior resection ( LAR).  Poster presented at:  Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Colorectal Surgeons ( ASCRS);  June 2-6,  2012;  San Antonio,  TX.
  13. The PARSC trial,  a prospective study for the assessment of recurrence risk in stage II colon cancer patients using ColoPrintAuthors:  R.  Salazar,  J. Marshall,  J.  Capdevila,  B.  Glimelius,  J.  de Waard,  J.  Van Der Hoeven,  J. Klaase,  F.  Bibeau,  T.  Bachleitner-Hofmann,  R.  A.  Midgley,  E.  A.  Levine,  W. L.  Law,  M.  Asano,  G.  J.  Chang,  S.  M.  Cohen,  R.  W.  Beart,  P.  M.  Goldfarb, M.  McCarter,  L.  Stork-Sloots,  R.  Rosenberg
Presentations - Formal:
  1. The Surgical management of perforated diverticulitis:  One community hospital’s experience.  First Annual Resident’s Grand Rounds,  Boston University Medical Center,  Boston,  December 14,  1990.
  2. A prospective randomized comparison of a new laparoscopic stapling technique.  The Greater Miami Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Miami,  April 28,  1993.
  3. A prospective randomized comparison of a new laparoscopic stapling technique.  The first European Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery-E.A.E.S.,  Cologne,  Germany,  June 3-5,  1993.
  4. Does laparoscopic-assisted ileal pouch anal anastomosis reduce the length of hospitalization? The First European Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery-E.A.E.S.,  Cologne,  Germany,  June 35,  1993.
  5. Is laparoscopic surgery oncologically sound? SD Wexner,  SM Cohen.  The First European Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery-E.A.E.S.,  Cologne,  Germany,  June 3-5,  1993.
  6. Recognition and management of common benign anorectal disorders. Fairhaven Country Club,  Tamarac,  Florida,  September 12,  1993.
  7. Pathophysiology of radiation injury.  SD Wexner,  SM Cohen.  American College of Surgeons,  San Francisco,  October 10-15,  1993.
  8. Current Surgical Therapy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  Meeting the Challenge Through Knowledge:  New Strategies in the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  Florida Tri-Coast Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America,  Inc.  Melbourne,  Florida,  October 16,  1993.
  9. Does xylene mesenteric fat clearance improve lymph node harvest after colon resection? 87th Annual Scientific Assembly of the Southern Medical Association,  New Orleans,  October 28-31,  1993.  1st PLACE;  PHYSICIANS’- IN-TRAINING COMPETITION
  10. A prospective randomized endoscopic-blinded trial comparing precolonoscopy bowel cleansing methods.  Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons,  Palm Beach,  Florida,  November 6-11, 1993.
  11. Laparoscopy for inflammatory bowel disease.  SD Wexner,  SM Cohen. Fourteenth Annual Symposium on Colorectal Surgery,  Cleveland,  Ohio, November 19-20,  1993.
  12. Laproscopic-assisted right colectomy for chronic ileocecal volvulus ( Video presentation).  Annual Endoscopic Exposition for the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons,  Orlando,  Florida,  December 9-11,  1993.
  13. Laparoscopic-assisted total abdominal colectomy with restorative proctocolectomy ( Video presentation).  Annual Endoscopic Exposition for the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons,  Orlando,  Florida,  December 9-11, 1993.
  14. A prospective randomized trial of new laparoscopic stapling technique. Annual Endoscopic Exposition for the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Orlando,  Florida,  December 9-11,  1993.
  15. Laparoscopic colorectal surgery.  Grand Rounds,  Cleveland Clinic Hospital, May 4,  1994.
  16. Laparoscopic colorectal surgery ascending the learning curve.  5th Annual Surgical Research Forum of the South Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons,  Miami,  Florida,  May 4,  1994.  3rd PLACE:  RESIDENT PAPER COMPETITION.
  17. Long Term Outcome of the Double Stapled Ileoanal Reservoir.  93rd Annual Convention of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons,  Orlando, Florida,  May 8-13,  1994.
  18. Is Early Oral Feeding Safe After Elective Colorectal Surgery? 93rd Annual Convention of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons,  Orlando, Florida,  May 8-13,  1994.
  19. A Prospective Randomized Endoscopic-Blinded Trial Comparing Pre- Colonoscopy Bowel Cleansing Methods.  93rd Annual Convention of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons,  Orlando,  Florida,  May 8-13, 1994.
  20. Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery – Are We Being Honest with our Patient? 93rd Annual Convention of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons,  Orlando,  Florida,  May 8-13,  1994.
  21. A prospective Comparison of Laparoscopic and Open Procedures in Colorectal Surgery.  93rd Annual Convention of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons,  Orlando,  Florida,  May 8-13,  1994.
  22. Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery-Ascending the Learning Curve.  93rd Annual Convention of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons,  Orlando, Florida,  May 8-13,  1994
  23. Contemporary Techniques In Gastrointestinal Surgery.  Presented by:  Emory University School of Medicine Department of Surgery.  Presentation subject: Techniques for Benign Anorectal Disease.  May 3,  2008.
  24. Northern Division of Georgia SGNA 6th Annual Seminar.  Molding our GI Futures.  Piedmont Hospital.  Colon Ring Compression Anastomosis,  The Future of Natural Healing.  March 13,  2010.
  25. Ohio Chapter American College of Surgeons.  56th Annual Meeting. Presentation:  Concurrent Session B:  Complex Parastomal Hernia Repair.  May 5-7,  2011.  www.ohiofacs.org
  26. American College of Osteopathic Surgeons Annual Convention.  September 15-18,  2011.  Presentation:  Transhemorrhoidal Deterialization ( THD)- A New Approach for an Old Disease.
Presentations - Co-Authored:
  1. Kmiot W.  Reiver D,  Binderow S,  Cohen S,  Nogueras J,  Jagelman D,  Wexner S.  Prospective comparison of laparoscopic assisted and standard colorectal surgery.  79th Meeting of the Surgical Research Society at the Institute of Education,  University of London,  January 6-7,  1994,  London,  United Kingdom.  ( Presentation by WA Kmiot,  M.D.)
  2. Kmoit,  W,  Reiver D,  Binderow S,  Cohen S,  Nogueras J,  Jagelman D,  Wexner S.  Prospective comparison of laparoscopic assisted and standard colorectal surgery.  Association of colopreoctology at the Royal Society of Medicine, January 1994,  London,  United Kingdom.  ( Presentation by WA Kmiot,  M.D.)
  3. Kmiot W,  Reiver D,  Cohen S,  Lucas F,  Nogueras J,  Jagelman D,  Wexner S. Prospective comparison of restorative proctocolectomy for indeterminate colitis versus ulcerative colitis.  British Society of Gastroenterology,  Annual Meeting,  March 23-25,  1994,  Manchester,  United Kingdom.  ( Presentation by WA Kmiot,  M.D.)
  4. Kmiot W,  Reiver D,  Binderow S,  Cohen S,  Nogueras J,  Jagelman D,  Wexner S.  Prospective comparison of laparoscopic assisted and standard colorectal surgery.  Association of the Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland,  Annual Scientific Meeting,  April 20-22,  1994,  Harrogate,  United Kingdom. (Presentation by WA Kmiot,  M.D.)
  5. Reissman P,  Weiss EG,  Cohen SM,  Nogueras JJ,  Wexner SD.  The functional outcome of the double-stapled ileoanal reservoir in patients over sixty years of age.  Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract,  May 16-18,  1994,  New Orleans,  Louisiana.  ( Presentation by Reissman,  M.D.)
  6. Weiss EG,  Reiver D,  Reissman P,  Cohen S,  Nogueras JJ,  Wexner SD.  Septic complications of ileal pouch anal anastomosis.  Annual Meeting of the American California,  September 28-29,  1994.  ( Poster presentation by Eric G. Weiss,  M.D.)
  7. Weiss EG,  Kmiot WA,  Reiver D,  Cohen SM,  Reissman P,  Lucas FV, Nogueras JJ,  Wexner SD.  Outcome after restorative proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis compared with indeterminate colitis.  World Congress of Gastroenterology,  Los Angeles,  California,  October 2-7,  1994.  ( Poster presentation by E.  Weiss,  M.D.)
  8. Reissman P,  Cohen,  SM,  Kmiot WA,  Reiver D,  Weiss EG,  Nogueras JJ, Wexner SD.  Is ileal pouch anal anastomosis safe in patients over sixty years of age? World Congress of Gastroenterology,  Los Angeles,  California, October 2-7,  1994.  ( Poster presentation by P.  Reissman,  M.D.)
  9. Reissman P,  Teoh TA,  Cohen SM,  Weiss EG,  Nogueras JJ,  Wexner SD.  Is early oral feeding safe after elective colorectal surgery? World Congress of Gastroenterology,  Los Angeles,  California,  October 2-7,  1994.  ( Poster presentation by P.  Reissman,  M.D.)
  10. Weiss EG,  Reiver D,  Reissman P,  Cohen SM,  Nogueras JJ,  Wexner SD. Septic complications of ileal pouch anal anastomosis ( IPAA).  Southern Medical Association 88th Annual Scientific Assembly,  Orlando,  Florida, November 2-6,  1994.  ( Presentation by Eric G.  Weiss,  M.D.)
  11. Pfeifer J,  Reissman P,  Weiss EG,  Cohen SM,  Nogueras JJ,  Wexner SD,  Teoh TA.  Is early oral feeding safe after elective colorectal surgery? Southern Medical Association 88th Annual Scientific Assembly,  Orlando,  Florida, November 2 6,  1994.  ( Presentation by Johann Pfeifer,  M.D.)
  12. Weiss EG,  Kmiot WA,  Reiver D,  Cohen SM,  Reissman P,  Lucas FV, Nogueras JJ,  Wexner SD.  Outcome after restorative proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis compared with indeterminate colitis.  Southern Medical Association 88th Annual Scientific Assembly,  Orlando,  Florida,  November 2-6,  1994.  ( Presentation by Eric G.  Weiss,  M.D.)
Research Activities:
  1. Retrospective Evaluation of Veritas® Collagen Matrix used Prophylactically and in Parastomal Hernia Repair ( REPAIR) Protocol Number:  11-001
  2. An Extended Pain Relief Trial Utilizing the Infiltration of a Long Acting Multivesicular Liposome Formulation of BupiVacaine,  EXPAREL:  A Phase 3b Health Economic Trial in Adult Patients Undergoing Open Colectomy. Protocol Number:  MA402S23B303
  3. The PARSC trial,  a prospective study for the assessment of recurrence risk in stage 11 colon cancer patients using ColoPrint. Protocol Number:  11-056 
  4. Veritas® In Non- Bridging Ventral Hernia Repair ( VIBE) Protocol Number:  09-004
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