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Curriculum Vitae

Brad E. Snyder, M.D., FACS, FASMBS

PRESENT TITLE AND AFFILIATION:

Associate Professor of Surgery,

Clinical Research for the Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (MIST)

Department of Surgery

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

President

North Cypress Bariatrics, PA

ADDRESS:

University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Department of Surgery Division of Minimally Invasive and Elective General Surgery

6431 Fannin, Suite 4.294 MSB, Houston, TX 77030

BIRTHDATE:

January 31, 1975

CITIZENSHIP:

United States of America

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, 1993-1997

Magna Cum Laude, With University and Departmental Honors

University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

GRADUATE EDUCATION:

Doctor of Medicine, 1998-2002

Louisiana State University Health Science Center, Shreveport, LA

POST GRADUATE TRAINING:

General Surgery Residency, 2002-2007

Louisiana State University Health Science Center, Shreveport, LA

Chief General Surgery Resident, 2006-2007

Louisiana State University Health Science Center, Shreveport, LA

Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric, 2007-2008

Department of General Surgery, University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Houston, TX

ADMINISTRATIVE AND ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

Instructor, 2008-2012

University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Department of Surgery, Houston, TX,

Assistant Professor of Surgery, 2008-2014

University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Department of Surgery, Houston, TX,

Director, Clinical Research for the Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (MIST), 2013-Present

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Department of Surgery, Houston, TX.

Associate Professor of Surgery, 2014-Present

University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Department of Surgery, Houston, TX,

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS:

Staff Surgeon, 2007-present

Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX

Staff Surgeon, 2009-present

Memorial Hermann Outpatient Surgery Center, Houston, TX

Staff Surgeon, 2010-present

Memorial Hermann Hospital, Memorial City, Houston, TX

Staff Surgeon, 2011-present

Memorial Hermann Hospital, Katy, TX

Staff Surgeon, 2014-present

North Cypress Medical Center, Cypress, TX

Staff Surgeon, 2014-present

Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Cypress, TX

LICENSURE:

License # M7645, Texas

CERTIFICATION:

Certified by the American Board of Surgery, October 2008

Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery 2009

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Golden Key International Society, 2007-present

American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, 2009-present

Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery, 2009-present

Houston Surgical Society, 2009-present

Texas Medical Association, 2010-present

Harris County Medical Society, 2010-present

Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), 2010-present

Clinical Robotics Surgery Association, 2011-present

Houston Bariatric Society, 2011-present

President of North Cypress Bariatric, Physicians Association, 2014-present

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Dean's Teaching Excellence Award, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

EDITORIAL POSITIONS:

Board Member, World Journal of Surgical Procedures (WJSP) Editorial Board, 2011- 2015

COMMITTEES:

Surgery Block Schedule Subcommittee, 2008-Present, Memorial Hermann Hospital TMC

Operating Room Committee, 2008-Present, Memorial Hermann Hospital -TMC

Research Committee, 2011-Present, UTHealth Medical School at Houston

CURRENT TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES:

General Surgery Residents

Surgical Innovation and Robotics Institute

Medical Student Lectures on Esophagus and Stomach

CURRENT CLINICAL AND SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES:

General Surgeon:

The Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (MIST) as the elective surgery component Surgery Department, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston Fulltime 2009-present

CURRENT GRANT SUPPORT/RESEARCH:

Principal Investigator: "Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Patients who have had Longitudinal Sleeve Gastrectomy with Posterior Crural Repair vs. without Posterior Crural Repair."

Principal Investigator lead study. No current funding to support this study 2008-2015

Co-Investigator: "The TIF Registry Study: Evaluation of Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication…"

Sponsor: EndoGastric Solution, Inc.

2011-2016

Not funded

Co-Investigator: "RESPECT Study: A Randomized Esophy X vs. Sham/Placebo Controlled TIF Trial."

Sponsor: EndoGastric Solutions, Inc.

2012-2013

Co-Investigator: "A Study of Clinical Outcomes of the REALIZE Adjustable Gastric Band-C at 2 Years in a US Patient Population of Obese Patients."

Sponsor: Quintiles, Inc. (Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc.), 0.30% effort

2012-present

Principal Investigator: "A Surgical Approach to the Management of Type II Diabetes Mellitus in Patients with a BMI between 25-35 kg/m2."

"Prospective Cohort Study of Par Esophageal Hernia Repair Endoscopic Fundoplication."

2014

No funding

Co-Investigator: "A Prospective Investigation of the Use of the Intuitive Surgical Single-Site Instruments in a Representative Single Incision Laparoscopic Procedure."

Sponsor: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

2012-2013

No funding

PAST GRANT SUPPORT:

Co-Investigator: "TOGA: A Randomized, Sham-Controlled Trial to Assess the Safety and Effectiveness of Transoral Gastroplasty in the Treatment of Morbid Obesity."

Sponsor: Satiety, 10% effort.

2010-2011

PUBLICATIONS:

A. Abstracts

  1. Snyder, B. "Clinical significant reason for TAPP over TEP?" Poster presentation at the Society of American Gastroenterologist, 2008.
  2. Snyder, B. "Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass: Using SBMI as a Predictor of Success and Failure." Accepted for Presentation at the 26th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, June 21-26, 2009, Grapevine, TX.
  3. Erik B. Wilson, MD; Todd D. Wilson, MD; Benjamin Leong, MD; Brad Snyder, MD: "Robotic Inguinal Hernia Repair During Robotic Prostatectomy: Safe Efficient and Effective." Oral Presentation at the Southwestern Surgical Congress 61st Annual Meeting, 2009, San Diego, CA.
  4. Brad Snyder MD, Duc Voung MD, Todd Wilson MD, Connie Klein NP, Erik Wilson MD "Aggressive support group attendance leads to better weight loss in the first 4 months after gastric banding." International Federation for the Society of Obesity, Aug 2009.
  5. Brad Snyder MD, Todd Wilson MD, Connie Klein NP, Erik Wilson MD. "Unrealistic weight loss expectations after weight loss surgery seem to be commonplace." International Federation for the Society of Obesity, Aug 2009.
  6. Brad Snyder MD, Todd Wilson MD, Connie Klein NP, Erik Wilson MD. "Metabolic syndrome is cured more effectively after gastric bypass compared to gastric banding." International Federation for the Society of Obesity, Aug 2009.
  7. Brad Snyder MD, Todd Wilson MD, Connie Klein NP, Erik Wilson MD. "Creation and Validation of the Measured Outcome Results of Bariatric Interval Data: The MORBID score." International Federation for the Society of Obesity, Aug 2009.
  8. Snyder, B. "Trends and Correlations of MORBID Scores for Adjustable Gastric Band: Weight Loss, Resolution of Co-morbid Diseases, and Quality of Life." Accepted for an Oral Presentation at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 18th SLS Annual Meeting and Endo Expo 2009, September 9-12, 2009, Boston, MA.
  9. Carol Wolin-Riklin RD, Todd Wilson MD, Brad Snyder MD, Connie Klein NP, Erik Wilson MD: "Routine assessment of Vitamin D should be performed for all patients with BMI≥30kg/m2 ." poster presentation at The Obesity Society's 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, DC, October 2009.
  10. Brad E Snyder MD, Erik B Wilson MD FACS, Todd Wilson MD, Connie Klein, RN NP: "Patients Expect to Lose More Than Average Weight After Bariatric Surgery." Poster of Distinction, Scientific Session of the 12th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery hosted by SAGES and CAGS, National Harbor, MD, April 2010, Surg Endosc (2010) Suppl 1:24:S299 ID 27288.
  11. Worley, TA, Snyder, BE, Aluka KJ, Wilson, TD, Wilson, EB. "Creation of a Universal Health Score." Poster presentation at the 12th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, National Harbor, MD 2010. Surg Endos (2010) Suppl1:24:S350. ID 28504.
  12. Brad Snyder MD: "Weight loss over time for Adjustable Gastric Bands, Roux-Y Gastric Bypasses, and Sleeve Gastrectomies: A Comparative Analysis." Accepted for presentation at the 27th Annual Meeting of the ASMBS, Aria Hotel, Las Vegas, NV June 2010.
  13. Kanayochukwu J Aluka, MD, Todd D Wilson, MD, Brad E Snyder, MD, Sherman Yu, MD, Erik B Wilson, MD: "Forced Gastric Wall Erosion and Staged Removal of Nonadjustable Gastric Bands-A Case Series." Video Session at the 27th Annual Meeting of the ASMBS, Las Vegas, NV June 2010
  14. Kanayochukwu J Aluka, MD, Todd D Wilson, MD, Brad E Snyder, MD, Sherman Yu, MD, Erik B Wilson, MD: "Forced Gastric Wall Erosion and Staged Removal of Nonadjustable Gastric Bands-A Case Series." 12th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, National Harbor, MD 2010. Surg Endos (2010) Suppl 1:24:S348. ID 28457
  15. Brad Snyder, MD; Karen Krause, PhD; Sherrie Parker, MD; Philip L. Leggett, MD; Todd A. Worley, MD; Erik B. Wilson, MD; Stuart J. Nathan, PhD. & Associates. Preoperative Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) Scores Can Be Used to Predict the Rate of Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery.2010 Behavioral Health Session/Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. S71-76. P-61
  16. Tieu KK, Allison ND, Haas EM. Snyder BE, Wilson TD, Leggett PL, Seger MV, Duperier FT, Andrassy RJ, Wilson EB: Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas: A Novel Model for Fellowship Training. 2011 Annual Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Conference, San Antonio Conference Center, San Antonio, TX, March 2011
  17. Walker PA, Shah SK, Agarwal AK, Wilson EB, Snyder BE. Endoscopic removal of an eroded adjustable gastric band (AGB) in a pregnant patient: report of technique. Internal Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders 2014 World Congress, Montreal, Canada, August 26-30, 2014. Obesity Surgery 2014; In press.
  18. Snyder B, George E, Ladd D, Schumann R, Pivalizza E. Post-Operative Respiratory Volume Monitoring in Obese Patients: Identification of Patients at Risk for Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression. ASMBS Obesity Week 2014, Boston, MA, November 2-7, 2014.

B. REFERRED ARTICLES IN JOURNALS:

  1. Simpkins CO, Ekshyyan V, Snyder B.: Histidine inhibits the degradation of cells suspended in Ringer's lactate. J Trauma. 63(3):565-72, 2007
  2. Snyder, Brad E., Wilson, Todd; Scarborough, Terry; Yu, Sherman; Wilson, Erik B.: Lowering gastrointestinal leak rates: a comparative analysis of robotic and laparoscopic gastric bypass. J Robotic Surg. 2, 159-163, 2008
  3. Snyder, B., Scarborough, T., Yu, S., Wilson, E.: Failure of adjustable gastric banding: starting BMI of 46 kg/m(2) is a fulcrum of success and failure. Surg Obes Relat Dis.2009 May-Jun;5(3):310-6. Epub 2008 Oct 7
  4. Snyder, B., Nguyen, A., Scarborough, T., Yu, S., Wilson, E.: Comparison of those who succeed in losing significant excessive weight after bariatric surgery and those who fail. Surg Endosc., Oct. 23(10) 2302-6, 2009
  5. Snyder, B., Worley, T., Aluka K., Robinson, E., Mehta, S., Bajwa, K., Wilson, T.Targets and Therapy "A necessary step? A critical analysis of the use of gastric band in obese patients" Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes. 2010 Apr 1;3:55-65
  6. Karmali S, Snyder B, Wilson EB, Timberlake MD, Sherman V. Endoscopic management of eroded prosthesis in vertical banded gastroplasty patients. Surg Endosc. 2010 Jan; 24(1):98-102. Epub 2009 Jun 11
  7. Brad Elliott Snyder, Todd Wilson, Benjamin Y. Leong, Connie Klein and Erik B. Wilson: Robotic-Assisted Roux-en-Y-Gastric Bypass: Minimizing Morbidity and Mortality. Obesity Surgery 2010, 20(3), 265-70
  8. Algahim MF, Lux TR, Leichman JG, Boyer AF, Miller CC 3rd, Laing ST, Wilson EB, Scarborough T, Yu S, Snyder B, Wolin-Riklin C, Kyle UG, Taegtmeyer H. Progressive regression of left ventricular hypertrophy two years after bariatric surgery. Am J Med. 2010 Jun; 123(6):549-55
  9. Snyder BE, Wilson T, Leong BY, Klein C, Wilson EB. Robotic-Assisted Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Minimizing Morbidity and Mortality. Obes Surg. 2010 Mar;20(3):265-70. doi: 10.1007/s11695-009-0012-7. Epub 2009 Nov 3
  10. Snyder, B., Tieu, K., Allison, N., Wilson, T., Toder, M., Wilson, E.: Robotic-Assisted Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: An Update from Two High Volume Centers . Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2012 Jan 16. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Allison, Nathan; Tieu, Ken; Snyder, Brad; Pigazzi, Alessio; Wilson, Erik: Technical Feasibility of a Robot-Assisted Ventral Hernia Repair. World J Surg. 2012 Feb;36(2):447-52. doi: 10.1007/s00268-011-1389-8
  12. Snyder B, Brown N, Wilson E, Wilson Todd, Miller N: Single Quadrant Robotically Assisted Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Description of a Surgical Technique. Submitted for publication to Surgical Endoscopy, January 2012.
  13. Wilson TD, Miller N, Brown N, Snyder BE, Wilson EB: Stent induced gastric wall erosion and endoscopic retrieval of nonadjustable gastric band: A new technique." Surg Endosc. 2012 Dec 12. [Epub ahead of print]
  14. Brad Snyder, Todd Wilson, Vicky Woodruff, Erik Wilson. Robotically Assisted Revision of Bariatric Surgeries Is Safe and Effective to Achieve Further Weight Loss. World J Surg. 2013 Mar 1 [Epub ahead of print]

C. INVITED ARTICLES IN JOURNALS (Reviews, Editorials, etc.):

  1. Snyder, B.. WLS Success or Failure: Is starting BMI the Indicator? Bariatrics Today. Issue 2, 2008.
  2. Snyder, B. Your BMI AND WLS Success: What New Research Suggests. OH Magazine, July/August 2008.
  3. Snyder B, Wilson T, Mehta S, Bajwa K, Robinson E, Worley T, Aluka K, Wolin-Riklin C, Wilson E.: Past, Present, and Future: Critical Analysis of the Use of Gastric Bands in Obese Patients." Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity. 2010 Apr 1;3:55-65
  4. Snyder B, "Diabetes Surgery" Diabetes Self-Management Magazine

D. BOOKS:

  1. Brad Snyder MD, Alex Nguyen MD: How to Win on the American Board of Surgery Certifying Exam. Trafford Publishing. October, 2009. ISBN: 9781426915826
  2. Robot-Assisted Ventral and Incisional Hernia Repair, chapter, K.C. Kim (ed.), Robotics in General Surgery, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-8739-5_28, © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014.

E. PRESENTATIONS:

  1. "Plasma free hemoglobin and myoglobin as predictors of mortality in critically injured trauma patients." 20th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, 2006.
  2. "Histidine inhibits the degradation of cells suspended in Ringer's lactate." 20th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, 2006.
  3. "Early results of a randomized prospective comparison of robotic assisted verses standard laparoscopic roux-en Y gastric bypass." Minimally Invasive Robotic Association, 2008.
  4. "Comparison of operative time and complication rate of robotic assisted verses standard laparoscopic roux-en Y gastric bypass: Single institution review of fiveyear prospective data." Minimally Invasive Robotic Association, 2008.
  5. "Defining differences among those who succeed compared to those that fail to lose significant excessive weight after bariatric surgery." Society of American Gastroenterologist, 2008.
  6. "Identifying early failure to lose weight in patients who have had adjustable gastric banding." Southwest Surgical Congress, 2008.
  7. "Complications of Bariatric Surgery." Department of Emergency Medicine, UT Medical School at Houston, November 2008.
  8. "Successful Weight Loss after Adjustable Gastric Banding: How big is too big?" Oral Presentation at the South Texas Chapter ACS, 2008.
  9. "Failure of the Adjustable Gastric Banding: Starting MBI of 46 kg/m2 is the Fulcrum of Success and Failure." Oral Presentation at the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, 2008.
  10. "Metabolic Surgery: Is it in our future?" Texas Weight Loss Surgery Summit, January 2010.
  11. "Ileal Transposition Surgery for Treatment of Diabetes in Normal-Weight Patients." presented at the C-STEP, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, TX, February 2010.
  12. "Patients Expect to Lose More Than Average Weight After Bariatric Surgery." Accepted for Poster of Distinction at the Scientific Session of the 12th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery hosted by SAGES and CAGS, National Harbor, MD, April 2010.
  13. "Metabolic Surgery": What's It All About?" Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, UT Health, Houston, TX, May 2010.
  14. "How does robotic surgery improve patient care? Minimally Invasive Robotics Surgery for General Surgery Procedures." Shapley's Restaurant, Jackson, MS, October 7-8, 2010.
  15. "Surgical Hormones and Metabolism Surgery: A New Era." Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery 2011 Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, January 22-23, 2011.
  16. "Robotic General Surgery, What's the Point." Joseph Flynn Lectureship, St. John's Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, March 2, 2011.
  17. "Robotic General Surgery, What's the Point." Intuitive Surgical, Inc., St. Louis, MO, May 26, 2011.
  18. "What is Metabolic Surgery?" Houston Bariatric Society, Philippe Restaurant, Houston, TX, September 29, 2011.
  19. "Robotic Single Quadrant Technique for Gastric Bypass." 3rd Worldwide Congress of the Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA), Houston, TX, November 3-5, 2011.
  20. "Latest Updates on Surgical Hormones and Metabolism." Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery 2012 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX January 21, 2012.
  21. 5th Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic disorders European Chapter (IFSO-EC),Barcelona, Spain, April 26-28, 2012 Faculty.
  22. "Robotic Assisted Revision of Restrictive Bariatric Surgeries to Gastric Bypass is Safe and Effective to Achieve Further Weight Loss."5th Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic disorders European Chapter (IFSO-EC),Barcelona, Spain, April 26-28, 2012.
  23. "Round Table: Robotics in Bariatric Surgery. A Step Toward or a Step Backward?" "5th Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic disorders European Chapter (IFSO-EC),Barcelona, Spain, April 26-28, 2012.
  24. International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and metabolic disorders (IFSO2014) 19th World Conference, invited lecturer, Montreal, Canada, August 26-30, 2014

F. OTHER:

  1. Expert Witness for Texas Medical Board

G. COURSES AND WORKSHOPS:

  1. The 8th Annual Minimally Invasive Fellowship course sponsored by Gore, 2007.
  2. Device Training Workshop for Stomaphyx sponsored by Endogastric Solutions, 2007.
  3. Device Training at the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System Surgeon Training Workshop, 2007.
  4. EsophyX® Procedure and Product Training at Palmyra Medical Center in Albany, GA, 2009.


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