Michael M. Awad, MD, PhD

Michael M. Awad, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Medical School

M.D.-Ph.D., Brown University School of Medicine, 1994-2001.

Post Doctoral Education

Residency, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2001 - 2008

Visiting Registrar, The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University, 2006

Fellowship, Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery, Legacy Health Systems/Oregon Health Sciences, 2008-2009

Teaching Appointments

Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency

Honors and Awards

Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery Anthony L. Imbembo Resident Teaching Awards, 2007, 2008

Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery Core Values in Practice Awards, 2007, 2008

Best Resident Award, Johns Hopkins Surgical Nursing, 2008

Best Senior Resident, Johns Hopkins PA Surgical Residency, 2007

Johns Hopkins University Resident of the Year Award, 2005

Clinical Interests

Minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, endoscopic surgery, NOTES (natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery), GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), paraesophageal and hiatal hernias, achalasia, gastroparesis, peptic ulcer disease and gallbladder disease

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
GI Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C, Floor 8
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 454-8877
Fax: (314) 222-6256

Barnes West County Hospital
Physician’s Office Building #1
Suite #120
1040 North Mason Rd.
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
(314) 454-8877
Fax: (314) 222-6256
(314) 454-8877

Selected Publications

Awad MM, Fleshman JW. Robot-assisted surgery and health care costs. N Engl J Med. 2010 Nov 25;363(22):2174-5; author reply 2176.

Awad MM, Devgan L, Kamel IR, Torbensen M, Choti MA. Microwave ablation in a hepatic porcine model: Correlation of CT and histopathologic findings. HPB. 2007;9(5):357-362.

Walrath JM, Muganlinskaya N, Shepherd M, Awad M, Reuland C, Makary MA, Kravet S. Interdisciplinary medical, nursing, and administrator education in practice: the Johns Hopkins experience. Academic Medicine. 2006;81(8):744-748.

Pronovost PJ, Holzmueller CG, Martinez E, Cafeo CL, Hunt D, Dickson C, Awad M, Makary MA. A practical tool to learn from defects in patient care. Joint Commission Journal of Quality and Patient Safety. 2006;32(2):102-108.

Leven J, Burschka D, Kumar R, Zhang G, Blumenkranz S, Dai XD, Awad M, Hager GD, Marohn M, Choti M, Hasser C, Taylor RH. DaVinci canvas: a telerobotic surgical system with integrated, robot-assisted, laparoscopic ultrasound capability. Med Image Comput Comput Assist. 2005; 8(Pt 1):811-818.

Patriciu A, Awad M, Solomon SB, Choti M, Mazilu D, Kavoussi L, Stoianovici D. Robotic assisted radio-frequency ablation of liver tumors--randomized patient study. Med Image Comput Comput Assist 2005;8(Pt 2):526-533.

Boctor EM, Awad MM, Fischer G, Choti MA, Fichtinger G, Taylor RH. A dual-armed robotic system for intraoperative ultrasound guided hepatic ablative therapy: a prospective study. Robotics and Automation. 2004;3(26):2517-2522.

Boctor EM, Fichtinger G, Yeung A, Awad MM, Taylor RH, Choti MA. Robotic strain imaging for monitoring thermal ablation of liver. Med Image Comput Comput Assist (2) 2004:81-88.

Awad MM, Enslen H, Boylan JM, Davis RJ, Gruppuso PA. Growth regulation via p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase in developing liver. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2000;275(49):38716-38721.

Awad MM, Sanders JA, Gruppuso PA. A potential role for p15(Ink4b) and p57(Kip2) in liver development. FEBS Letters 2000;483(2-3):160-164.

Awad MM, Gruppuso PA. Cell cycle control during liver development in the rat: Evidence indicating a role for cyclin D1 post-transcriptional regulation. Cell, Growth & Differentiation. 2000;11,325-334.

Gruppuso PA, Awad MM, Bienieki TC, Boylan JM, Fernando S, Faris RA. Modulation of mitogen-independent hepatocyte proliferation during the perinatal period in the rat. In Vitro: Cellular and Developmental Biology. 1997;33:562-568.

Kim HW, Awad MM, Greenburg AG. Coagulation responses of human plasma after hemodilution with hemoglobin solution in-vitro. Artificial Cells, Blood Substitutes, and Immobilization Biotechnology 1994;22(3):613-618.

Awad MM, McCarthy PK, Blanchard GJ. Photoisomerization of cyanines. A comparative study of oxygen- and sulfur-containing species. Journal of Physical Chemistry. 1994; 98:1454-1458.


Awad MM, Choti MA. Radiofrequency Ablation of Liver Tumors. In: Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (eds.). Atlas of Upper Abdominal Surgery. 2007;409-416.