Obos I. Ekhaese, DO, F.A.C.S., Curriculum Vitae
General Surgeon & Assistant Professor
Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery
UTHealth | McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX
United States of America
Bachelor of Sciences in Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of Houston, Houston, TX – (9/1991 – 6/1994)
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA – (8/1996 – 6/2000)
Internship - Saint James Olympia Fields,
Olympia Fields, IL., (6/2000 – 6/2001)
General Surgery Residency - Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital Medical Center, Pontiac, Michigan.
Michigan State University, (7/2001 – 6/2005)
Fellowship - University of Texas Health Science Center Houston
Minimal Invasive Surgeons of Texas,
Houston Northwest Medical Center, Houston, TX, (7/2008 – 6/2009)
ADMINISTRATIVE AND ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:
Assistant Professor of Surgery, (7/2009-present)
University of Texas Medical Branch
Department of Surgery, Galveston, TX
Staff Surgeon, Department of Surgery - University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, (2009 - present)
Staff Surgeon, Department of Surgery-University of Texas Medical Branch, League City, TX
Medical Staff Surgeon, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon, IL. (8/2005 – 6/2008)
Texas Medical Board, Medical License #M9994
Controlled Substances Registration, Drug Enforcement Administration, (Active)
American Osteopathic Board of Surgery; 2006, 2016
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified
Advanced Trauma Life Support Certified.
Certified Console Surgeon, da Vinci Surgical System since, 2010
American Medical Association, member since 2000
American Osteopathic Association, member since 1996
American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, member since 2001
American College of Surgeons, member since 2015
Association for Academic Surgery, member since 2011
Program Committee Member, 2016-2018
Society of Black Academic Surgeons, member since 2010
National Medical Association, member since 2000
Texas Medical Association, member since 2009.
Harris County Medical Society, member since 2009.
Singleton Surgical Society, member since 2009
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, member since 2005
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, member since 2010
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract member since 2011
Texas Association of Bariatric Surgeons member since 2010
Houston Bariatric Society, member since 2011
American Hernia Society, member since 2013
HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS:
Board Certified by The American Osteopathic Board of Surgery
Fellowship Trained in Minimally Invasive Surgery
Experienced in Private practice serving Midwestern community
General Surgery training in customary cases and also coverage of Cardiothoracic, Vascular, Plastics, Endoscopy, Gynecological and Urologic Services.
Missionary and volunteer activities in Central America, Caribbean and Africa
Surgical coordinator UTMB School of Medicine Global Health Track
Robotic Surgery 101 – Faculty for Minimester Course MS 1& 2
PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS AND PROCTORSHIPS:
- Ekhaese O, Jacobs DO. Bariatric surgery. In: Daniel K. Podolsky, Michael Camilleri, J. Gregory Fitz, Anthony N. Kalloo, Fergus Shanahan, and Timothy C. Wang (editors), Yamada's Textbook of Gastroenterology, 2 volume Set, 6th edition. United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. 2016.
- Ekhaese O, Laforte R, and Jacobs D. Bariatric Surgery. In: (editors) Yamada Gastroenterology Textbook and Atlas. Chapter 116
Oral Boards Examiner for the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery. 2010, 2013-2015
- Faculty Judge at the UTMB Annual National Student Research Forum. 2010, 2013 & 2014.
- Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery [FLS] Proctor 2010 – 2015
- Grand Rounds Presentation to the Department of Surgery, UTMB: The Role of Surgery in Global Health. August 2014.
- Grand Rounds Presentation to The Department of Surgery, UTMB: Management of Bariatric Emergencies by the Non-Bariatric surgeon February 2012 and September 2013.
- Grand Rounds Presentation to The Department of Pathology, UTMB: Management of Obesity with Bariatric Surgery December 2012
- Grand Rounds Presentation to The Department of Endocrinology UTMB: Management of Obesity with Bariatric Surgery January 2013 and 2014
- Presented Poster on "Large Blood Clot Causing an Acute Obstruction at the Jejunojejunostomy following Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass" at the Annual Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Scientific Meeting, April 2009
- Presented Poster on “Lithopedion Smiles: An Incidental Finding During an Evaluation for Abdominal Pain” at the Annual Michigan Osteopathic Association Convention and at the Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists [May 2004 and October 2004]
- Poster Accepted on “Factors affecting the completion of Weight Loss Surgery Program among End-Stage Renal Disease Patients for Transplant Consideration” at the Annual Society of Black Academic Surgeons Meeting April 2015
- Guidry C, Ekhaese O. The effect of calibration device choice on sleeve gastrectomy pouch creation and subsequent weight loss. SAGES meeting in Boston, MA, March 2016 and Obesity Week in New Orleans, LA, October 2016
- Obiarinze RN, Ekhaese O. A review comparing the operative time of robotic vs. laparoscopic assisted inguinal herniorrhaphy techniques (poster). Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) 2016 Conference in Las Vegas, NV, February 2016
- Ekhaese O. Lecture at Brazosport Regional Health System. Lake Jackson, TX, November 2012
- Kresta J, Ekhaese O. Laparoscopic approach to Obturator hernia repair. American Hernia Society, Washington, DC; March 30-April 2, 2016
- Ekhaese O. Society of Black Academic Surgeons Leadership and Faculty Development Institute meeting, Columbus, OH; April 28, 2016
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES IN RESIDENCY
Mediastinal tumors: Management of mediastinal lesions at a community hospital.
Increased risk of hysterectomy in previously sterilized patients. A 5-year review from a community based hospital.
Lithopedion smiles: An incidental finding during an evaluation for abdominal pain.
Discrepancies in diagnosing carotid occlusive disease. Carotid Doppler versus carotid angiograms.
IRB Approved Patient Centered Research Project
Prochaska J, Ekhaese O.
Collaboration with Dr. John Prochaska Dr. P. H. Patient Centered Outcome Research NIH Grant Pending.
“Evaluation of neighborhood-level food environment on bariatric surgical outcomes"
Participated in IRB Approved Tissue Repository collaboration with UTMB Department of Endocrinology and Dr. N. Abate
Purpose: (1) Obtain adipose tissue during Human Bariatric Surgery and pre-operative labs (CBC, CMP &to study metabolic diseases and heart diseases (2) evaluate gene expression, fat cell size (3) identify the genes involved in inflammation of fat tissue and insulin resistance. 2013-2015.
Manuscript- Adipose Tissue Insulin Resistance in Gestational Diabetes, accepted for publication in Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders
MISSIONARY / VOLUNTARY WORK:
Maua Methodist Hospital, Maua, Kenya, (8/2014)
Northwest Haiti Christian Mission Hospital. Haiti, (10/2007)
Sula Hospital, Sula Santa Barbara, Honduras, (11/ 2006)
Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, (2/2003)