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Curriculum Vitae

Sheilendra Suresh Mehta, MD, FACS

PRESENT TITLE:

Associate Professor of Surgery

ADDRESS:

Department of Surgery Division of Minimally Invasive and

Elective General Surgery

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston McGovern Medical School

6431 Fannin, MSB 4.164A

Houston, TX 77030

BIRTHDATE:

September 15, 1970

CITIZENSHIP:

United States of America

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:

B.S. Chemistry, 1988-1989

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas


B.S. Chemistry, 1990-1993

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

GRADUATE EDUCATION:

Doctor of Medicine, 1997

University of Texas Health Medical School at Houston McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX

POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION:

Internship, General Surgery, 1997-1998

Staten Island University Hospital

Staten Island, New York


Residency, General Surgery, 1998-2002

Staten Island University Hospital

Staten Island, New York


Fellowship, Pediatric Surgery Research, 2002-2005

Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri


MIST Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Surgery, 2005-2006

The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas

ADMINISTRATIVE AND ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

Assistant Professor of Surgery, 2009-present

University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Department of Surgery, Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX


Associate Professor of Surgery, 2016 - present

Department of Surgery, Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS:

Attending Surgeon, 2006-present

Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital

Houston, Texas


Staff Surgeon, 2006-present

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital

Sugar Land, Texas


Staff Surgeon, 2006-present

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

Sugar Land, Texas


Attending Surgeon, 2009-present

Memorial Hermann Hospital - Texas Medical Center

Houston, Texas


Attending Surgeon, 2010-present

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital

Katy, Texas

LICENSURE:

License # M1928, Texas

CERTIFICATION:

American Board of Surgery, 2004-present

ATLS, 2007-2011

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Local/Regional:

Harris County Medical Society, 2006-present

Texas Medical Association, 2006-present

Texas Association of Bariatric Surgery, 2009-present

South Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, 2009-present

Houston Bariatric Society, 2011-present

National:

Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 2009-present

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, 2005-present

Southeastern Surgical Congress, 2005-present

American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, 2009-present

Clinical Robotic Surgery Association, 2011-present

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Dean's List - University of Texas at Austin, 1988, 1989, 1990

Outstanding College Students of America, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993

President's List - Texas Tech University, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993

Recipient of the Robert A. Welch Academic Scholarship, Texas Tech University, 1992, 1993

Recipient of the Dow Chemical Academic Scholarship, Texas Tech University, 1991, 1992, 1993

Summa Cum Laude - Texas Tech University, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993

Dean's List - Texas Tech University, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993

Most Outstanding Surgical Intern of the Year - Staten Island University Hospital, 1997-1998

Resident Research Award - Staten Island University Hospital, 2001-2002

Resident Research Award, Staten Island University Hospital, 2001-2002

Fourth Place ACS Top Gun Laparoscopic Surgery Competition, San Francisco, 2005

American Board of Surgery Certification, 2004

SERVICE ON THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL SCHOOL AT HOUSTON AFFILIATED HOSPITAL COMMITTEES:

Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, General Surgery QI Committee, 2006- present

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Credentials Committee, 2008-present

MHMD Member of Bariatric Sub-committee Memorial Hermann Hospital System

NSQIP Surgeon Champion: Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, 2013-present

CURRENT TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES:

Surgical Residency Program - responsible for teaching, developing, and

supervising 40 residents in the clinical practice of surgery daily.

2009 - present

Medical Students, Department of Surgery

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Clerkship lectures and clinical teaching

2009 - present

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

PAST CLINICAL AND SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Surgeon, 2006-2009

Surgery Associates of Houston, L.L.P.

7500 Beechnut, Suite 240

Houston, TX 77074

GRANT SUPPORT:

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.

PAST GRANT SUPPORT:

Co-Investigator: Katherine B. Richardson Associates Endowment Fund Research

Grant: "Pleiotrophin, an Important Angiogenesis Factor, Function During Pancreas Organogenesis." 2002-2003

PUBLICATIONS:

A. Abstracts (*presented)

  1. Mehta, SS, Clott, M, Solis, R, Kopatsis, A, Coppa, G. Hereditary Antithrombin III Deficiency Associated with Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis: A Case Study and Review. Southeastern Surgical Congress, Orlando, FL, 1999
  2. Clott, M, Mehta, SS, Kopatsis, A, Coppa, G. Embolectomy Catheter Control Of Sphincter Of Oddi Bleeding. Southeastern Surgical Congress, Orlando, FL, 1999
  3. D’Anna, J, Kopatsis, A, Mehta, SS, Fields, C. Vena Cava Filters in Critical Care. Critical Issues in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Staten Island University Hospital Annual Symposium in Juan les Pin, France, 2000
  4. Mehta, SS, Prasadan, K, Pruett, BL, Spilde, TL, Kobayashi, H, Hembree, MJ, Bhatia, AM, Snyder CL, Ostlie DJ, Gittes, GK. Role of PBX-1 in Pancreatic Differentiation. Society of University Surgeons, Houston, TX, 2003
  5. Spilde, TL, Bhatia, AM, Mehta SS, Hembree, MJ, Pruett, BL, Li, Z, Prasadan, K, Snyder, CL, Gittes, GK. Defective Sonic Hedgehog Signaling in Esophageal Atresia with Tracheo-esophageal Fistula. Society of University Surgeons, Houston, TX, 2003
  6. Spilde TL, Bhatia AM, Mehta SS, Hembree MJ, Preuett BL, Li Z, Prasadan K, Snyder CL, Gittes GK. The Diabetic Milieu Inhibits Pancreatic Precursor Differentiation. American Pediatric Surgical Association, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2003
  7. Spilde TL, Bhatia AM, Mehta SS, Hembree MJ, Preuett BL, Ostlie DJ, Li Z, Prasadan K, Snyder CL, Gittes GK. Aberrant Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 2 Signaling in Esophageal Atresia with Tracheoesophageal Fistula. American Pediatric Surgical Association, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2003
  8. Mehta SS, Cantu C, Hembree MJ, Preuett BL, Prasadan K, Yew K-H, Ostlie DJ, Snyder CL, Gittes GK. BMP Signaling in Pancreatic Lineage Selection. American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Surgery, New Orleans, LA, 2003
  9. Spilde TL, Prasadan K, Mehta SS, Snyder CL, Ostlie DJ, Yew K-H, Preuett BL, Hembree MJ, Cantu C, Gittes GK. Notch Signaling Maintains a Stem Cell Population During Pancreas Development. American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Surgery, New Orleans, LA, 2003
  10. Li Z, Mehta SS, Prasadan K, Hembree MJ, Holcomb III GW, Ostlie DJ, Snyder CL, Gittes GK. Pleiotrophin Signaling in Pancreatic Organogenesis and Differentiation. Association of Academic Surgery, Sacramento, California, 2003
  11. Prasadan K, Preuett BL, Yew K, Cantu C, Mehta SS, Hembree MJ, McFall C, Gittes GK. Role of Notch Signaling in Maintaining a Stem Cell Population During Pancreas Development. The American Society for Cell Biology, San Francisco, California, 2003
  12. Preuett BL, Prasadan K, Hembree MJ, Yew H, Cantu C, McFall C, Mehta SS, Gittes GK. Barrier Functions of the Coelomic Epithelial Jacket Present During Development of the Mouse Pancreas. The American Society for Cell Biology, San Francisco, California 2003
  13. Cantu CL, Prasadan K, Mehta SS, Hembree MJ, McFall CR, Preuett BL, Maldonado TS, Snyder CL, Gittes GK. Activin Signaling is Necessary for Pancreatic Endocrine Differentiation. Society of University Surgeons, St Louis, Missouri, 2004.
  14. Crowley A, Mehta SS, Ostlie DJ, Holcomb GW, MD, Hembree MJ, Prasadan K, Preuett BL, McFall C, Snyder CL, Gittes GK. Altered BMP Signaling in Human EA/TEF. American College of Surgeons, Surgical Forum, New Orleans, LA, 2004.
  15. Mehta SS, Tulachan SS, Hembree MJ, Prasadan K, Preuett BL, Crowley A, Yew H, McFall C, Cantu CL, Li Z, Gittes GK. TGF-Beta Isoform Signaling Regulates Production of Non-Pancreatic Endocrine. American College of Surgeons, Surgical Forum, New Orleans, LA 2004.
  16. Spilde TL, Crowley A, Mehta SS, Ostlie DJ, Prasadan K, Preuett BL, Tulachan SS, Holcomb GW, Gittes GK, Snyder CL. BMP Ligand-Receptor Interactions Contribute to Experimental Tracheoesophageal Fistula. American College of Surgeons, Surgical Forum, New Orleans, LA 2004.
  17. Tulachan SS, Doi R, Kawaguchi Y, Hirai Y, Mehta SS, Hembree MJ, Prasadan K, Preuett BL, Imamura M, Snyder CL, Gittes GK. Epimorphin in Embryonic Pancreas Induces Epithelial Morphogenesis. American College of Surgeons, Surgical Forum, New Orleans, LA 2004.
  18. Hembree MJ, Yew H, Prasadan K, Preuett BL, Mehta SS, Cantu CL, McFall C, Crowley A, Sharp S, Snyder CL, Gittes GK. TGF-beta Signaling in Pancreatic Cell Differentiation. American College of Surgeons, Surgical Forum, New Orleans, LA 2004.
  19. Preuett BL, Prasadan K, Cantu CL, Mehta SS, McFall C, Yew H, Crowley A, Hembree MJ, Tulachan SS, Sharp S, Snyder CL, Gittes GK. Coelomic Epithelium is Necessary for Containing Organ-Specific Diffusable Signals. American College of Surgeons, Surgical Forum, New Orleans, LA 2004.
  20. McFall C, Hembree MJ, Mehta SS, Prasadan K, Snyder CL, and Gittes GK. Bone Morphogenic Proteins Mediate Beta Cell Neogenesis. American Academy of Pediatrics 2004 National Conference and Exhibition, San Francisco CA, October, 2004.
  21. Tulachan S, Benjes CL, Hembree MJ, Mehta SS, Tei E, Prasadan K, Preuett BL, Yew H, McFall C, Snyder CL, Gittes Gk. Bi-Directional Epithelial-Mesenchymal TFG-b Isoform Signaling Regulates Pancreatic Differentiation. Society of University Surgeons, Nashville TN, February, 2005.
  22. Mehta SS, Long JC, Lal PB, Davis G, Davis R, Reardon PR. Laparoscopic VBG to Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Revisional Surgery. The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Meeting (Poster Presentation). Dallas, Texas, 2006.
  23. Mehta SS, Toyama MT, Long JC, Lal PB, Davis G, Davis R, Reardon PR. Laparoscopic Repair of Esophageal Perforation Secondary To Iatrogenic Trauma. The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Meeting (Poster Presentation). Dallas, Texas, 2006.
  24. Long JC, Long LL, Mehta SS, Lal PB, Davis G, Davis R, Reardon PR. Incidence of Undiagnosed Contralateral Inguinal Hernia Determined at the Time of Laparoscopic Inguinal Herniorrhaphy in Adults. The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Meeting (Poster Presentation). Dallas, Texas, 2006.
  25. Long JC, Mehta SS, Lal PB, Davis G, Davis R, Reardon PR. Spigelian Hernia: A Case Series. The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Meeting (Poster Presentation). Dallas, Texas, 2006.
  26. Lal, PB, Long LC, Mehta SS, Davis G, Davis R, Reardon PR. Outcomes in Laparoscopic Revisional Bariatric Surgery. The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Meeting (Poster Presentation). Dallas, Texas, 2006.
  27. Lal, PB, Long LC, Mehta SS, Davis G, Davis R, Reardon PR. Mini-Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in the Elderly. The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Meeting (Poster Presentation). Dallas, Texas, 2006.

B. Invited Articles (Reviews, Editorials, etc.) in Journals:

  1. Mehta, SS., Vasisht, B., Silich, R. Self-Assessment Questions in General Surgery. Hosp Physician 36(8):55, Aug., 2000.
  2. Spilde TL, Bhatia AM, Mehta SS, Ostlie DJ, Hembree MJ, Preuett BL, Prasadan K, Li Z, Snyder CL, Gittes GK. Defective Sonic Hedgehog Signaling in Esophageal Atresia with Tracheoesophageal Fistula. Surgery 2003 Aug; 134(2): 345-350.
  3. Mehta SS and Gittes GK (ed). (Monograph) Extracellular Control of Pancreatic Differentiation. Progress in Pediatric Surgical Research. Semin Pediatr Surg; 2004 Feb; 13(1): pp 25-36.
  4. Spilde TL, Bhatia AM, Mehta SS, Hembree MJ, Preuett BL, Ostlie DJ, Prasadan K, Li Z, Snyder CL, Gittes GK. Aberrant fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 signaling in esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula. J Pediatr Surg 2004 Apr; 39(4): 537-539.
  5. Mehta SS, Gittes GK. The Impact of Advances in Developmental Biology on the Management of Neonatal Surgical Anomalies. In Seminars in Perinatology. Moss LR (ed); Advances in Neonatal Surgery, WB Saunders. Semin Pediatr Surg 2004 June; 28(3): 152-163.
  6. Ostlie DJ, Mehta SS, St Peter SD, Gittes GK. Physiologic Problems in the Pediatric Surgical Patient. In Modern Surgical Care: Physiologic Foundations and Clinical Applications, Third Edition, Revised and Expanded. Miller T ed. Marcel Dekker, Inc.
  7. Mehta SS, Gittes GK. Pancreas. In Oldham KT, Colombani PM, Foglia RP et al. (eds): Surgery of Infants and Children (2nd ed). Philadelphia, Lippencott, Williams, and Wilkins, 2004.
  8. Mehta SS and Gittes GK. Lesions of the Pancreas and Spleen. In Ashcraft KW, Holcomb 3rd GW, Murphy JP (eds): Pediatric Surgery (4th ed). Philadelphia, WB Saunders, 2004.
  9. Ostlie DJ, Mehta SS, Gittes GK. Abdominal Mass in Childhood. In Surgical Decision Making, 5th Ed. Ed. McIntyre R, Steigmann GV, Eiseman B.
  10. Yew H, Prasadan K, Preuett BP, Hembree MJ, McFall CR, Benjes CL, Crowley AR, Sharp SL, Li Z, Tulachan SS, Mehta SS, and Gittes GK. Interplay of GLP-1 and TGF-Beta Signaling in Insulin-Positive Differentiation of AR42J Cells. Diabetes 2004 Nov; 53(11): 2824-35.
  11. Yew H, Hembree M, Prasadan k, Preuett B, McFall C, Benjes C, Crowley A, Sharp S, Tulachan SS, Mehta SS, Tei E, Gittes GK. Cross Talk Between Bone Morphogenetic Protein and Transforming Growth Factor-Beta Signaling is Essential For Exendin-4-induced Insulin-Positive Differentiation of AR42J Cells. J Biol Chem, 2005, Sep 16; 280(37): 32209-17.
  12. Tei E, Mehta SS, Tulachan SS, Yew H, Hembree M, Preuett BL, Snyder CL, Yamataka A, Miyano T, Gittes GK. Pancreas 2005, Aug; 31(2):138-41.
  13. Crowley AR, Mehta SS, Hembree MJ, Preuett BL, Prasadan K, Sharp SW, Yew H, McFall CR, Benjes CL, Tulachan SS, Gittes Gk, Snyder CL. Bone Morphogenetic Protein Expression Patterns In Human Esophageal Atresia with Tracheoesophageal Fistula. Pediatr Surg Int, 2006 Feb; 22(2):154-7. Epub 2005, Nov 29.
  14. Crowley AR, Mehta SS, Hembree MJ, Preuett BL, Prasadan KL, Sharp SW, Yew H, McFall CR, Benjes CL, Tulachan SS, Gittes GK, Snyder CL. Faulty Bone Morphogenetic Protein Signaling in Esophageal Atresia with Tracheoesophageal Fistula. Submitted to J Pediatr Surg.
  15. 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.

C. Invited Presentation:

  1. Clott, M, Mehta, SS, Kopatsis, A, Coppa, G, Nicastro, J. Embolectomy Catheter Control Of Sphincter Of Oddi Bleeding. A Case Report. Southeastern Surgical Congress Meeting, Feb 1999.
  2. Mehta, SS, Clott, M, Solis, R, Kopatsis, A, Coppa, G. Antithrombin III Deficiency Associated with Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis: A Case Study and Review. Southeastern Surgical Congress Meeting, Feb 1999.
  3. Mehta, SS, Prasadan, K, Pruett, BL, Spilde, TL, Kobayashi, H, Hembree, MJ, Bhatia, AM, Snyder CL, Ostlie DJ, Gittes, GK. Role of PBX-1 in Pancreatic Differentiation. Society of University Surgeons, Houston, TX, 2003.
  4. Mehta SS, Cantu C, Hembree MJ, Preuett BL, Prasadan K, Yew K-H, Ostlie DJ, Snyder CL, Gittes GK. BMP Signaling in Pancreatic Lineage Selection. American Academy of Pediatrics, New Orleans, LA, 2003.
  5. Li Z, Mehta SS, Prasadan K, Hembree MJ, Holcomb III GW, Ostlie DJ, Snyder CL, Gittes GK. Pleiotrophin Signaling in Pancreatic Organogenesis and Differentiation. Association of Academic Surgery, Sacramento, CA, 2003.
  6. Cantu CL, Prasadan K, Mehta SS, Hembree MJ, McFall CR, Preuett BL, Maldonado TS, Snyder CL, Gittes GK. Activin Signaling is Necessary for Pancreatic Endocrine Differentiation. Society of University Surgeons, St Louis, Missouri, 2004.
  7. Crowley A, Mehta SS, Ostlie DJ, Holcomb GW, MD, Hembree MJ, Prasadan K, Preuett BL, McFall C, Snyder CL, Gittes GK. Altered BMP Signaling in Human EA/TEF. American College of Surgeons, Surgical Forum, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2004.
  8. Spilde TL, Crowley A, Mehta SS, Ostlie DJ, Prasadan K, Preuett BL, Tulachan SS, Holcomb GW, Gittes GK, Snyder CL. BMP Ligand-Receptor Interactions Contribute to Experimental Tracheoesophageal Fistula. American College of Surgeons, Surgical Forum, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2004.
  9. Preuett BL, Prasadan K, Cantu CL, Mehta SS, McFall C, Yew H, Crowley A, Hembree MJ, Tulachan SS, Sharp S, Snyder CL, Gittes GK. Coelomic Epithelium is Necessary for Containing Organ-Specific Diffusable Signals. American College of Surgeons, Surgical Forum, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2004.
  10. McFall C, Hembree MJ, Mehta SS, Prasadan K, Snyder CL, and Gittes GK. Bone Morphogenic Proteins Mediate Beta Cell Neogenesis. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, San Francisco CA, October, 2004.
  11. Mehta SS, Long JC, Lal PB, Davis G, Davis R, Reardon PR. Laparoscopic VBG to Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Revisional Surgery. The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Meeting (Poster Presentation). Dallas, Texas, 2006.
  12. Mehta SS, Toyama MT, Long JC, Lal PB, Davis G, Davis R, Reardon PR. Laparoscopic Repair of Esophageal Perforation Secondary to Iatrogenic Trauma. The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Meeting (Poster Presentation). Dallas, Texas, 2006.

D. PRESENTATIONS:

9/25/2012 - Grand Rounds "Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: A Paradigm Shift in Management"



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