Intestinal Adaptation Laboratory Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities
The Intestinal Adaptation Laboratory has educational opportunities at all educational levels — undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate, from summer projects to degree-granting programs. Surgery research residents who have completed one- to two-year fellowships in our laboratory are listed below.

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Brad W. Warner, MD
Pediatric Surgeon-in-Chief
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Jessie L. Ternberg, MD PhD Distinguished Professor of Pediatric Surgery
Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis Children's Hospital
Suite 5560 - Campus Box 8235
One Children's Place
St. Louis, Mo 63110
(314) 454-6022
E-mail brad.warner@wustl.edu 

Christopher R. Erwin, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Pediatric Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis Children's Hospital
Suite 5560 - Campus Box 8235
One Children's Place
St. Louis, Mo 63110
(314) 454-6022
E-mail erwinc@WUSTL.EDU 

Jun Guo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Pediatric Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis Children's Hospital
Suite 5560 - Campus Box 8235
One Children's Place
St. Louis, Mo 63110
(314) 454-6022
E-mail
guoj@wudosis.wustl.edu

Mark S. Chaet, MD
Department of Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, July 1993-June 1994.
Current: Private Practice, Pediatric Surgery, Orlando, FL

Wayne E. VanderKolk, MD
Department of Surgery, Butterworth Hospital Medical Center, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids MI, July 1994 - June 1995.
Current: Attending Surgeon, Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI

Michael A. Helmrath, MD
Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, July 1995 - June 1997.
Current: Professor of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

  • Winner of Resident Research Award, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, June 1996, 1997.
  • Recipient of Ross Resident Research Award to attend the annual meeting of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract at Digestive Diseases Week, Washington D.C., May 1997.

Cathy E. Shin, MD
Department of Surgery, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago IL, July 1996 - June 1998.
Current: Assistant Professor, Pediatric Surgery, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

  • Recipient of Ross Resident Research Award to attend the annual meeting of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract at Digestive Diseases Week, New Orleans LA, May 1998.

Richard A. Falcone, Jr., MD
Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, July 1997 - June 1999.
Current: Associate Professor, Pediatric Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

  • First Place Award for Oral Presentation — American Academy of Pediatrics — Surgical Section Annual Meeting, October 1998, San Francisco, CA

Lawrence A. Stern, MD
Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, July 1998 - June 2000.
Current: Private Practice, Colon/Rectal Surgery, Washington, DC

  • Recipient of National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health (BW Warner – Mentor). Project Title: Enterocyte apoptosis and intestinal adaptation.

Frederick Huang, MD
Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH, July 1998 - June 2001.
Current: Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

  • Recipient of American Cancer Society — Ohio Division, Inc., Cancer Research Fellowship (BW Warner – Mentor). Project Title: Role of EGF in chemotherapy-induced intestinal injury.
  • 1st Place Award: Poster Presentation, “The benefits of epidermal growth factor are timing dependent in chemotherapy-induced intestinal injury.” Presented at the Joint Annual Meeting of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology and the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, September 13-18, 1999, Montreal, Canada.
  • Recipient of Training Grant in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (T32 DK 07727; BW Warner – Mentor), Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, July 2000 - June 2001.

David P. O'Brien, MD
Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH, July 1999 - June 2001.
Current: Assistant Professor, Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH

  • Recipient of Training Grant “Host Response to Trauma Research Training Program” (5T32 GM 08478; BW Warner – Mentor), Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH, July 2000 - June 2001.
  • 1st Place Paper Presentation: Intestinal permeability and bacterial translocation are uncoupled after small bowel resection, Cincinnati Surgical Association Annual Competition 6/01.

Lindsey A. Nelson, MD
Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH, July 2000 - June 2001.
Current: Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH

  • Recipient of Training Grant “Host Response to Trauma Research Training Program” (5T32 GM 08478; BW Warner – Mentor), Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH, July 2000 - June 2001.

Kim Seeger, MD
Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH, July 2000-June 2002.
Current: Assistant Professor, Neonatology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Neonatology Fellow (Barbara Warner – Mentor)

Russell J. Juno, MD
Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, July 2001 - June 2003.
Current: Private Practice, General Surgery, Texas

  • Recipient of Training Grant “Host Response to Trauma Research Training Program” (5T32 GM 08478; BW Warner – Mentor), Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH, July 2001 - June 2003.
  • 1st Place Award – Oral Presentation “Characterization of small bowel resection and intestinal adaptation in germ free rats,” Ohio Chapter, American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, May 9-10, 2003, Cincinnati, OH.

Andrew W. Knott, MD
Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH, July 2001 - June 2003.
Current: Private Practice.

  • Recipient of Training Grant “Host Response to Trauma Research Training Program” (5T32 GM 08478; BW Warner – Mentor), Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH, July 2001 - June 2003.
  • Recipient of Association for Academic Surgery/United States Surgical Corporation 2000 Research Fellowship Award, July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2003 (BW Warner – Mentor).
  • 3rd Place, Basic Science Poster Presentation: Localization of epidermal growth factor receptor expression after intestinal resection using laser capture microdissection, Ohio Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, May 2002, Akron OH.
  • Finalist, Resident Research Award: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, June 2002.
  • 2nd Place, Cincinnati Surgical Association, May 2003.

Marcus D. Jarboe, MD
Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH, July 2002 - June 2004.
Current: Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery, University of Michigan

  • Finalist, Resident Research Award, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, June 2004.
  • Poster of Distinction: Digestive Diseases Week, May 2004, New Orleans LA

Ann Ladd, MD
Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH, July 2002 - June 2005.

  •  Neonatology Fellow (Barbara Warner – Mentor)

Wolfgang Stehr, MD
Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH, July 2003 - June 2005.
Current: Private practice in pediatric surgery, Oakland Children's Hospital, Oakland, CA

  • Recipient of Training Grant in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (T32 DK 07727; BW Warner - Mentor), Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati OH, July 2003 - June 2005
  • Winner of Resident Research Award for Plenary Presentation at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Society of University Surgeons, February 2005, Nashville, TN

Nicole P. Bernal, MD
Department of Surgery, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, July 2003 - June 2005.
Current: Assistant Professor of Trauma/Critical Care, University of California-Irvine

  • Recipient of Minority Research Supplemental Award (3R01DK059288-02S1; BW Warner – PI)
  • First Place Award for Oral Presentation – American Academy of Pediatrics – Surgical Section Annual Meeting, October 2004, San Francisco, CA.
  • Poster of Distinction, Digestive Diseases Week, May 2005, Chicago, IL

Kathryn Bernabe, MD
Chief Surgery Resident, Department of Surgery, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA, July 2004 - June 2006 (Pediatric Surgery Fellow, St. Louis Children's Hospital, July 2008)
Current: Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children's Hospital

George S. Sheng, MD
Senior Surgical Resident, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH, July 2004 - June 2007.

  • Recipient of Training Grant “Research in Alimentary Tract Surgery” (T32 DK 064581; BW Warner – Mentor), Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, July 2004 - June 2007

Current: Private practice, vascular surgery, Indianapolis, IN

Janice Taylor, MD
Senior Surgical Resident, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, July 2005 - June 2007.

Current: Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery, University of Texas, Houston

Raji Nair, MD
Surgery Resident, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, July 2006 - June 2008.

Current: Private practice, colorectal Surgery.

Shannon Longshore, MD
Surgery Resident, University of California-Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA, July 2007-June 2009.

Current: Pediatric Surgery Fellow at the University of California-Irvine.

Erin Perrone, MD
Surgery Resident, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, July 2007-June 2008.

Current: Chief resident in surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI.

Mark McMellen, MD
Surgery Resident, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, July 2008-2010.

Current:  Surgery Resident, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.

Jennifer A. Leinicke, MD - Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine; St. Louis MO; July 2009 – 2011. Project: Role for Rb proteins in resection-induced enterocyte proliferation.

  • Winner - Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Covidien Residents & Fellows Research Conference Basic Science Award; Chicago IL, 5/11.
  • Training Grant “Surgical oncology training grant” (5T32CA009621-22; BW Warner – Mentor) Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO.

Derek Wakeman, MD – Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine; St. Louis MO; July 2008 – 2011. Project: p38α activity and resection-induced enterocyte apoptosis.

  • Training Grant “Surgical oncology training grant” (5T32CA009621-22; BW Warner – Mentor) Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO.
  • Winner - Samuel A. Wells, Jr. MD Resident Research Award; Department of Surgery; Washington University School of Medicine, 4/10
  • Winner - Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Covidien Residents & Fellows Research Conference Quick Shot Award - Basic Science; New Orleans LA, 5/10.

Meredith Hitch, MD – Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine; St. Louis MO; July 2009 – June 2011. Project: Morphologic alterations of the enteric nervous system following intestinal resection.

  • Training Grant “Pediatric gastroenterology research training” (5T32DK077653-20; BW Warner – mentor) Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO.

Kathryn J. Rowland, MD - Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine; St. Louis MO; July 2010 –  June 2012. Project – Intestinal angiogenesis associated with massive small bowel resection.

  • Training Grant “Surgical oncology training grant” (5T32CA009621-22; BW Warner – Mentor) Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO.

Pamela Choi, MD – Department of Surgery, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington DC; July 2011 – Present. Project – Role for Rb in the regulation of enterocyte proliferation.

  • Marion and Van Black Pediatric Surgery Research Fellowship Recipient - 7/11 – Present.

Jose Diaz-Miron, MD - Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine; St. Louis MO; July 2012 – Present. Project – Intestinal angiogenesis associated with massive small bowel resection.

  • Training Grant “Pediatric gastroenterology research training” (5T32DK077653; BW Warner – mentor) Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO.

Joshua Sommovilla, MD - Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine; St. Louis MO; July 2012 – Present. Project – Intestinal microbiome alterations associated with massive small bowel resection.

  • Training Grant “Pediatric gastroenterology research training” (5T32DK077653; BW Warner – mentor) Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO.

Raphael Sun, MD - Department of Surgery, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine; Iowa City IA; July 2012 – Present. Project – Soybean-derived EGF and intestinal adaptation.

  • Association for Academic Surgery Research Fellowship Award (BW Warner – Mentor)