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Curriculum Vitae

KULVINDER SINGH BAJWA, MD, FACS

PRESENT TITLE AND AFFILIATION:

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

ADDRESS:

University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Department of Surgery

6431 Fannin Street, Suite 4.170

Houston, TX 77030

BIRTHDATE:

January 26, 1969

CITIZENSHIP:

United States of America

MILITARY EXPERIENCE:

2009 - present

U.S. Army Reserve, Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Corps Division Surgeon, 75th Battle Command Training Division, Houston, TX

2011

Trauma Surgeon, 1982nd Forward Surgical Team, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, AFGHANISTAN

2001 - 2009

General Surgeon, 4005th United States Army Hospital, Houston, TX

2007 – 2008

Trauma Surgeon, 325th Combat Support Hospital, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Al Asad, IRAQ

2004

Trauma Surgeon, 629th Forward Surgical Team, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, IRAQ

2003

Staff Surgeon, Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam Houston, TX in support of Operation Enduring Freedom

1995 – 1997

Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Medical Corps

1992 – 1995

Texas Army National Guard, Medical Service Corps

1987 - 1992

United States Navy Reserve, Hospital Corpsman

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:

1986-1991

Bachelor of Science in Zoology

Bachelor of Art in Biology

University of Texas - Austin

Austin, TX

GRADUATE EDUCATION:

2006-2007

Certificate in Medical and Healthcare Management

Rice University

Houston, TX

1991-1995

Doctor of Medicine

University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, TX

POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION:

1995–2000

General Surgery Resident

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center/Temple University

Johnstown, PA

1999-2000

Chief Surgery Resident

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center/Temple University

Johnstown, PA

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2016 - Present

Associate Professor of Surgery

University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Department of Surgery, Houston, TX

2008-2016

Assistant Professor of Surgery

University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Department of Surgery, Houston, TX

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

2011-Present

Staff Surgeon, Memorial Hermann Hospital-Katy

Katy, TX

2008-Present

Staff Surgeon, Memorial Hermann Hospital, The Medical Center

Houston, TX

2000-Present

Staff Surgeon, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital

Sugar Land, TX

2008-Present

Staff Surgeon, Lyndon Baines Johnson General Hospital

Houston, TX

2009-Present

Staff Surgeon, Atrium Medical Center

Stafford, TX

2001-Present

Staff Surgeon, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

Sugar Land, TX

LICENSURE:

Texas Medical Board, Medical License No. L0010

CERTIFICATION:

2010, 2001

American Board of Surgery

2009

Advanced Trauma Life Support

2013

Basic Life Support

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Regional

2006-present

Houston Surgical Society

2000-present

Harris County Medical Society

2011-present

HCMS Quality Committee

2000-present

Texas Medical Association

2000-present

Indian Doctors Association-Houston, President 2012-2013

1991-1995

Texas Medical Association

National

2002-present

American College of Surgeons, Fellow

2001-present

American Board of Surgery, Diplomate

2009-present

American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

2011-present

Clinical Robotic Surgery Association

International

2011

Director/Officer, The Health Professionals Insurance Company, LTD (HePIC)

2009-present

International Federation of Surgery of Obesity and metabolic Surgery

HONORS AND AWARDS:

2011

Meritorious Service Medal

2011

Combat Action Badge

2011

Army Commendation Medal (Operation Enduring Freedom)

2011

Certificate of Appreciation 2nd Ranger Battallion

2008

Army Commendation Medal (Operation Iraqi Freedom)

2006

Outstanding Overall Physician, Memorial Hermann Fort Bend Hospital

2006

Army Achievement Medal

2005

Physician of the Year, Memorial Hermann Fort Bend Hospital

2005

Best Team Player Award, Memorial Hermann Fort Bend Hospital

2005

Army Commendation Medal (Operation Iraqi Freedom)

2004

Certificate of Appreciation, 31st Combat Support Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq

2004

Certificate of Recognition, 1st Infantry Division

2003

Outstanding Teaching Faculty, General Surgery Residency Program
Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam Houston, TX

2002

Army commendation Medal

COMMITTEES:

2011-present

EHR Governance Committee, UT Health, Medical School

2012

Faculty Senate, UT Health, Medical School

2011-present

Quality Committee, Harris County Medical Society

2010

President, Harris County Medical Society, Southwest Branch

2009-present

MHMD, Clinical Programs Committee, Bariatric Surgery

2008-2009

Chief of Staff, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital (MHSL)

2007-2008

Secretary/Treasurer, Harris County Medical Society, Southwest Branch

2007

Executive Board, Indian Doctors Association, President 2012-2013

2005-present

Memorial Hermann Physician Network (MHMD), Board Member, Vice Chairman (2009-present)

2005-present

MHMD, Finance Committee, Chair (2006-2007)

2004-present

MHMD, Clinical Programs Committee, Surgery

2005-2007

MHHNP, Strategic Clinical Integration Committee

2005

MHHNP, Critical Care Subcommittee

2003-2011

Medical Executive Committee, MHSL

2006

Memorial Hermann Fort Bend Hospital, CPOE Order Set Development Team

2006-2008

Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, JQRC

2006-2007

Credentials Committee, MHSL, Chair

2006

Bylaws Committee, MHSL

2004-2005

E-Team, Memorial Hermann Fort Bend/Sugar Land Hospital

2004-2005

Credentials Committee, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital

2005

Palliative Care Committee, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital

2004-2007

Cancer Committee, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital

2003-2004

Chairman of Surgery, Memorial Hermann Fort Bend Hospital

2002-2006

Credentials Committee, Memorial Hermann Fort Bend Hospital, Member

2002

Pharmacy/Therapeutics Committee, Memorial Hermann Fort Bend Hospital

2000-2008

Trauma Subcommittee, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital

1998-2000

Graduate Med Education Committee, Conemaugh Memorial Med Center

1997-1998

President, House Staff, Conemaugh Memorial Med Center

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY:

Junior Achievement: teaching elementary students the basics of civic and commerce structure

IDEA program: drug, alcohol, and legal consequence education for 5th graders by HCMS/HBA

WATCH: Weight, Activity, Tobacco, Cholesterol, Hypertension awareness and prevention via Fort Bend Medical Society Alliance

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES:

Teach medical students, residents, and fellows surgical evaluation/management and techniques on the Minimally Invasive/Elective Surgery and Emergency General Surgery Services.

CURRENT GRANT SUPPORT:

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

PENDING:

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.

PUBLICATIONS:

A. Abstracts

  1. Laparoscopic Repair of a Rare Parahiatal Hernia. Kulvinder S. Bajwa, Brian Collier, Brian J. Bansidhar, Bruce E. Duke III. Poster presentation at the Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Scientific Program, Feb 4-6, 2001, New Orleans, LA.

B. Referred Original Articles in Journals

  1. Ikoma N, Anderson CL, Ohanian M, Juneja HS, MacFadyen BV, Shah SK, Bajwa KS. Portal vein thrombosis after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Case presentation and review of a rare complication. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgery 2013; In Press
  2. Shah SK, Kreiner LA, Walker PA, Klein KL, Bajwa KS, Robinson EK, Millas SG, Souchon EA, Wray CJ. Cytomegalovirus enteritis manifesting as recurrent bowel obstruction and jejunal perforation in a patient with AIDS: rare report of survival and review of the literature. Surgical Infections 2012; 13-2
  3. Carl W. Konvolinka, M.D., Richard A. Moore, Ph.D., M.D., Kulvinder Bajwa, M.D. Cecal Volvulus Causing Postoperative Intestinal Obstruction, Report of a Case. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2001; 44: 893-895

C. Invited Articles (Reviews, Editorials, etc.) in Journals

  1. Snyder B, Wilson E, Wilson T, Worley T, Aluka K, Robinson E, Bajwa K, Mehta S: A Necessary Step? A Critical Analysis of the Use of Gastric Bands in Obese Patients." Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity. January 2010

D. Other Professional Communications

Presentations

  1. Emergency Surgery from a Military Perspective, Emergency Nurses Association Annual Meeting on Cool Topics, Houston, TX, April 2007.
  2. Multimodality Approach to Colorectal Cancer. Memorial Hermann Cancer Lecture Series. Moderator, Houston, TX, March 2007.
  3. Community Outreach Program on Colon and Rectal Cancer. Memorial Hermann Wellness Center, Houston, TX, March 2007.
  4. Prehospital Trauma Life Support, An introductory course for soldiers of the 4005th United States Army Hospital, Course Director, July 2006.
  5. War Zone Surgery. An exposition on casualty care in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom II, CME presentation for the General Medical Staff:
    • Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston, TX, January 2005
    • Trauma Grand Rounds, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston, TX, March 2005
    • Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, Houston, TX, May 2005
    • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, June 2005
    • Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA, July 2005
    • Southeast Texas Trauma Regional Area Council, Conroe, TX, Aug 2005.
  6. Disaster Preparation, an Overview, Moderator, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, June 2005.
  7. Blunt Abdominal Trauma. Emergency Nurses Association Meeting, Houston, TX, June 2005.
  8. Focused Abdominal Sonography for Trauma. Emergency Nurses Association Meeting, Local Chapter Meeting, Houston, TX, Oct 2003.
  9. Laparoscopic Repair of a Rare Parahiatal Hernia. Kulvinder S. Bajwa, Brian Collier, Brian J. Bansidhar, Bruce E. Duke III. Poster presentation at the Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Scientific Program, Feb 4-6, 2001, New Orleans, LA.
  10. Laparoscopic Repair of a Rare Parahiatal Hernia. Kulvinder S. Bajwa, Brian Collier, Brian J. Bansidhar, Bruce E. Duke III. Presented at the Richard P. Zimmerman, M.D. Memorial Lectureship Symposium, May 4, 2000, Johnstown, PA.
  11. Trauma in the Elderly, an Analysis of injuries from 1992 to 1998. Kulvinder S. Bajwa, Savas Mavridis, S. Lee Miller. Presented at the Richard P. Zimmerman, M.D. Memorial Lectureship Symposium, April 22, 1999, Johnstown, PA.
  12. Redo Coronary Artery Bypass Using the Left Thoracotomy Approach: Three Cases and a Literature Review. R. Ivan Beretvas, Kulvinder S. Bajwa, Dianna Craig, Rajsekhar Devineni. Presented at the Cardiac and General Thoracic Surgery: Update, American College Chest Physicians, Rio Mar, Puerto Rico, December 4-6, 1996.
  13. Redo Coronary Artery Bypass Using the Left Thoracotomy Approach: Three Cases and a Literature Review. R. Ivan Beretvas, Kulvinder S. Bajwa, Dianna Craig, Rajsekhar Devineni. Presented at the1996 Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery, Farmington, PA, September 19-21, 1996.
  14. Redo Coronary Artery Bypass Using the Left Thoracotomy Approach: Three Cases and a Literature Review. Kulvinder S. Bajwa, R. Ivan Beretvas, Dianna Craig, Rajsekhar Devineni. Presented at the Richard P. Zimmerman, M.D. Memorial Lectureship Symposium, March 28, 1996, Johnstown, PA.


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