Benjamin Kuttikatt Poulose

Vanderbilt University, USA

Benjamin Kuttikatt Poulose currently serves as an Assistant Professor of surgery at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and as an Associate Director of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. His clinical interest includes general surgery with an emphasis on minimally invasive approaches to foregut, solid organ, and hernia surgery. He also specializes in diagnostic and interventional endoscopy including colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and endolumenal procedures. His research concentrates on outcomes and cost effectivemess in general surgery and endoscopy. Dr. Poulose received his D.M. degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1999. During his residency years at Vanderbilt, Dr. Poulose completed an M.P.H. degree and was recipient of the H. Willliam Scott Jr. Research Scholarship in surgery and completed a fellowship in health services research. He served as the Resident Member to the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Board of Governors, between 2004 and 2006. From 2005 to 2007, he chaired the residents and fellows scientific session at the SAGES meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dallas, and Texas. In 2007, he received the Alfred Blalock Surgical Resident Award. Poulose has published articles in peer-reviewed journals related to his work in cost-effectiveness analysis, surgical outcomes, and natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES). He serves as a peer Reviewer for the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, and Surgical Endoscopy. He is a Member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American College of Surgeons, the Southeastern Surgical Congress, and the Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association. Poulose is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Biography Updated on 26 March 2009

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