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Assistant Professor of Surgery
Oregon Health & Science University
I am a surgeon specializing in abdominal wall reconstruction and hernia care at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. Our team works to serve our large catchment area and provide cutting-age approaches to surgical services. I am very interested and dedicated to developing telemedicine and tele-surgical pathways to care. Further, I work to enhance surgical education in the domains of hernia and abdominal wall reconstruction, in particular with robotic technology. My areas of interest include the following:
- Digital health
- Abdominal wall reconstruction techniques and data
- Inguinal hernia management
- Robotic hernia surgery
- Mesh properties, litigation, best practices
- Basics of safe cholecystectomy
- Surgical education
- Transition to practice
- Social media based approaches to education
- Free open access medical education
- Advocacy - supporting IMGs and other under represented populations in surgery
Highway to the Danger Zone…It is Not Just an Umbilical Hernia in a High-Risk Patient. SAGES 2022 Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. March 2022.
A review of past, active, and pending lawsuits against the hernia mesh industry. SAGES 2022 Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. March 2022.
Who Says You Can’t Go Home? Creating a Virtual Surgical Home Using Telemedicine. ERAS Innovation Post- CV Nikolian V 022722 13 COVID—SAGES Faculty Course Overview. Las Vegas, NV. Sept 2021.
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