Faiz Bhora, M.D.

Attending Surgeon
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery (pending)
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Office Address:

Division of Thoracic Surgery,
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
1000 10th Avenue, 2B-07
New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212-523-7475 

Departments:

Thoracic Surgery

EDUCATION

June 1987 – Nov 1992 M.D.
The Aga Khan University , Karachi , Pakistan

July 1984 – Dec 1986 Advanced Levels (Honors)
Cambridge and London Universities , UK

June 1982 – July 1984 Ordinary Levels (Honors)
Cambridge and London Universities , UK

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

June 2005 - Dec 2005 Fellowship, Thoracic Oncologic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia , PA

March 2003 – March 2004 Fellowship, Heart/Lung Transplantation and Congenital Heart Surgery, UCLA Medical Center , Los Angeles , CA

July 2000 – June 2002 Chief Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery
UCLA Medical Center , Los Angeles , CA

July 1999 – June 2000 Chief Resident in Surgery
George Washington University Medical Center , Washington , DC

July 1995 – June 1999 General Surgery Resident
George Washington University Medical Center , Washington , DC

July 1994 – June 1995 General Surgery Intern
St. Agnes Hospital , Baltimore , MD

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

July 1993 – June 1994 Surgical Research Fellow
Washington VA Medical Center , Washington , D.C.
Supervisor: John W. Harmon, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital

January 1993 - June 1993 Surgical Research Investigator
University of Michigan Medical School , Ann Arbor , MI
Supervisor: Steven E. Raper, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania

LICENSURE

2006-Present New York

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2004-Present Pennsylvania

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2004-Present Wisconsin

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2000-Present California

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1997-Present District of Columbia

#MD30470

1997-Present Maryland

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BOARD CERTIFICATONS

American Board of Surgery 2001

American Board of Thoracic Surgery 2004

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

National and International Societies:

1996 American Medical Association

1997 Association for Academic Surgery,

•  Andrew G. Morrow Cardiovascular Society

•  Thoracic Surgery Residents Association

•  American College of Cardiology

2003 American College of Surgeons

2003 International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

2005 Society for Thoracic Surgeons

Local Societies:

1996 Metropolitan Chapter, American College of Surgeons

1996 Young Surgeons' Washington Chapter

1997 Washington Academy of Surgery

•  Medical Society of the District of Columbia

2004 Longmire Surgical Society

2005 Philadelphia Surgical Society

2006 NY Thoracic Society

NATIONAL APPOINTMENT

•  Delegate of Washington , D.C. to the AMA

Residents' Section

2001 Governing Council, Thoracic Surgery Residents Association

AWARDS AND HONORS

•  Merle E. Wood Scholar Award

Andrew G. Morrow Cardiovascular Society

1998 Best Research Award (Basic Science Research) George Washington University

•  Finalist, Harry B. Zehner Surgical Award

American College of Surgeons , Washington Chapter

2004 New Era Scholarship, New Era Cardiac Surgery Meeting

Dana Point , CA

PAST APPOINTMENTS, ACADEMIC AND HOSPITAL

March 2005-June 2006

Attending Thoracic Surgeon and Director, Surgical ICU

Philadelphia VAMC, Philadelphia , PA

University of Pennsylvania

April 2004-March 2005

Staff Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Aurora BayCare Medical Center

Green Bay , WI

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES AND UNIVERSITY ACTIVITIES (GWU)

•  Medical Records Committee

1998-2000 Faculty Senate

1998 Anesthesia/Critical Care Internal Review Committee

1998 Gastroenterology Internal Review Committee

1997-2000 Culture Cabinet (Committee for Service Excellence)

1997-2000 Clinical Case Review Committee

1997-2000 Executive Committee

1997-2000 Graduate Medical Education Committee

•  Residents' Committee Chairman

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES AND UNIVERSITY ACTIVITIES (UCLA)

2003-2004 Faculty Instructor, Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine

2001 Residents Action Committee

2000 Graduate Medical Education Committee

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES AND UNIVERSITY ACTIVITIES (VAMC and Univ of Penn)

2005 Director SICU

2006 Infectious Disease Committee, VAMC

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES AND UNIVERSITY ACTIVITIES ST. LUKES-ROOSEVELT MEDICAL CENTER

2006 Medical Records Committee

EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS (GWU)

1999 Team Leader and Group Facilitator

The Role of the Resident, Resident Orientation Program

1998 Anatomy Instructor

OFFICES HELD

1997 Co-chairman of the Residents' Committee

George Washington University Medical Center

2000-2004 Editor, Job Center , CTSNET, Thoracic Surgery Residents Association

GRANTS

George Washington University Medical Center Residents' Research Awards

Wrote Proposal for the Development of the Award

Annual Funding $ 20,000/Year

INVITED FACULTY

2005 and 2006 Osler Review Course, Cardiothoracic Surgery Section

SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS

Regional Meetings

Thoracic Muti-Disciplinary Oncology Meeting, St. Lukes-Roosevelt Medical Center, NY , NY , 2006

Thoracic Oncology Grand Rounds, St. Lukes-Roosevelt Medical Center, NY , NY , 2006

Pulmonary Grand Rounds, St. Lukes-Roosevelt Medical Center, NY , NY , 2006

Cardiothoracic Grand Rounds, UCLA Medical Center , Los Angeles , CA , 2003

All City Grand Rounds. Young Surgeons' Committee Washington Chapter, American College of Surgeons. Washington , D.C. , 1998

"Heat Shock Attenuates Lipopolysaccharide-Mediated Apoptosis in Isolated Rat Cardiomyocytes," Vascular and Myocardial Aspects of Ischemic Heart Disease, American Heart Association. Lake Tahoe , 1998

"Heat-Shock Decreases Hypoxia and Endotoxin-Stimulated Nitric Oxide Production in Cardiomyocytes," Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society. Williamsburg , 1999

"Effect of Growth Factors on Cell Proliferation and Epithelialization in Human Skin," Research Grand Rounds, George Washington University . Washington , D.C. 1996

"Effect of Growth Factors in Wound Healing," Surgery Grand Rounds, St. Agnes Hospital . Baltimore , 1994

National Meetings

•  “Heat Shock Protects Cardiomyocytes from Hypoxia-Mediated Apoptosis by Attenuation of Nitric Oxide,” American College of Surgeons Surgical Forum, San Francisco , 1999

•  "Endotoxin-Induced Apoptosis in Rat Cardiomyocytes is Mediated by Nitric Oxide and Attenuated by Heat Shock," American College of Surgeons Surgical Forum . Orlando , 1998

•  Heat-Shock Attenuates Both Hypoxia and Endotoxin-Stimulated Nitric Oxide in Cardiomyocytes," (Poster) Association for Academic Surgery. Seattle , 1998

•  "Heat Shock Attenuates Lipopolysaccharide-Mediated Apoptosis in Isolated Rat Cardiomyocytes," Society of University Surgeons. Milwaukee , 1998

•  "Heat Shock Attenuates Lipopolysaccharide-Mediated Apoptosis in Isolated Rat

Cardiomyocytes," (Poster) Experimental Biology FASEB. San Francisco , 1998

•  "EGF Ameliorates Doxorubicin-Mediated Inhibition of DNA Synthesis in Human Skin Explants," American College of Surgeons Surgical Forum. Chicago , 1994

•  "Evaluation of the Effects of Growth Factors on DNA Synthesis in a Human Skin Explant Model," Plenary Session, Association of VA Surgeons. Reno , 1994

•  "Epidermal Growth Factor is a Potent Stimulus to Esophageal Mucosal Growth," (BJ Dunkin) American College of Surgeons Surgical Forum . Chicago , 1994

•  "TPA and Vasopressin Stimulate Rat Hepatocyte Proliferation via Protein Kinase C-dependent and Independent Mechanisms," (H Imanishi) American College of Surgeons Surgical Forum , 1993

•  "Vasopressin Stimulates DNA Synthesis in Cultured Rat Hepatocytes," (Poster) Association for Academic Surgery. Hershey, 1993

International Meetings

•  “Targeting catalase to pulmonary endothelium protects against lung ischemia/reperfusion injury in mice”, 16 th World Congress, World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons, Ottawa , Canada 2006

•  “Dietary flaxseed supplementation protects against lung ischemia/reperfusion injury in mice”, 16 th World Congress, World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons, Ottawa , Canada , 2006

•  “Targeting of Novel Catalase Compounds To Endothelium Protects Against Lung Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury”, European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stockholm , Sweden , 2006

•  “Interoperable EMR System for China : State of the Art”, International Health Care IT Meeting, Shanghai , PR of China, (Invited talk by the Ministry of Health), 2006

•  "Heat Shock Attenuates Lipopolysaccharide-Mediated Apoptosis in Isolated Rat Cardiomyocytes," XVI World Congress of the International Society for Heart Research, Rhodes , Greece 1998

NATIONAL PRESS RELEASE

Heat Shock Attenuates Endotoxin Mediated Apoptosis in Rat Cardiomyocytes.

Press Release and Press Conference. San Francisco , 1998

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Published Papers

  1. Bhora FY , Shuvaev V, Christofidou-Solomidou M, Kaiser L, Albelda S, Muzykantov VR. Targeting catalase to pulmonary endothelium protects against lung ischemia/reperfusion injury in mice. EJTCVS (submitted)
  2. Bhora FY , Arguiri E, Carter J, Christofidou-Solomidou M. Dietary flaxseed supplementation protects against lung ischemia/reperfusion injury in mice. 16 th World Congress, World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons, Ottawa 2006 (submitted)
  3. Bhora FY , Wise RM, Foster AH. Heat Shock protects cardiomyocytes from hypoxia-mediated apoptosis by attenuation of nitric oxide. In Vivo 14: 597-602, 2000
  4. Bhora FY , Wise RM, Foster AH. Heat Shock protects cardiomyocytes from hypoxia induced apoptosis by attenuation of nitric oxide. Surg Forum 1999
  5. Bhora FY , Wise RM, Bussey III JG, McLaughlin, JS, Foster AH. Endotoxin-induced apoptosis in rat cardiomyocytes is mediated by nitric oxide and attenuated by heat shock. Surg Forum 1998
  6. Bhora FY , Dunkin DJ, Batzri S, Aly HM, Bass BL, Sidawy AN, and Harmon JW. Effect of growth factors on cell proliferation and epithelialization in human skin. J Surg Res 59:236-44, 1995
  7. Imanishi H, Kothary PC, Bhora FY , Eckhauser FE, and Raper SE. Impaired phobol ester-induced hepatocyte proliferation in cirrhosis. J Surg Res 58:435-40, 1995
  8. Bhora FY , Kothary PC, Imanishi H, Eckhauser FE and Raper SE. Vasopressin stimulates DNA synthesis in cultured rat hepatocytes. J Surg Res 54:706-710, 1994
  9. Bhora FY , Batzri S, Dunkin BJ, Bass BL and Harmon JW. EGF ameliorates doxorubicin-mediated inhibition of DNA synthesis in human skin explants. Surg Forum, 1994
  10. Dunkin BJ, Aly A, Bhora FY , McKie LD, Harmon JW and Bass BL. Epidermal growth factor is a potent stimulus to esophageal mucosal growth. Surg Forum, 1994
  11. Imanishi H, Kothary PC, Bhora FY , Eckhauser FE and Raper SE. TPA and vasopressin stimulate rat hepatocyte proliferation via protein kinase C-dependent and independent mechanisms. Surg Forum, 1993

Published Abstracts

  1. Bhora FY , Shuvaev V, Christofidou-Solomidou M, Kaiser L, Albelda S, Muzykantov VR. Targeting of Novel Catalase Compounds To Endothelium Protects Against Lung Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury. European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stockholm , Sweden , 2006
  2. Bhora FY, Kronenthal C. An interoperable EMR system for China . First HealthCare IT Conference, PR China, 2006
  3. Bhora FY , Shuvaev V, Christofidou-Solomidou M, Kaiser L, Albelda S, Muzykantov VR. Targeting catalase to pulmonary endothelium protects against lung ischemia/reperfusion injury in mice. 16 th World Congress, World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons, Ottawa 2006
  4. Bhora FY , Arguiri E, Carter J, Christofidou-Solomidou M. Dietary flaxseed supplementation protects against lung ischemia/reperfusion injury in mice. 16 th World Congress, World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons, Ottawa 2006
  5. Bhora FY , Wise RM, Bussey III JG, Foster AH. Heat shock attenuates lipopolysaccharide-mediated apoptosis in rat cardiomyocytes. FASEB A419, 1998
  6. Bussey III JG, Calure JA, Wise RM, Bhora FY , Foster AH. Endothelial damage-mediated coronary vasospasm is reduced by induction of nitric oxide in defibrillated isolated rat hearts. FASEB A5668, 1998

BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

•  Bhora F , Shrager JB. Initial spontaneous pneumothorax: the role of thoracoscopic therapy . In Ferguson MK (ed.): Difficult Decisions in Thoracic Surgery . Springer-Verlag. In Press.

   

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