University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Bio for Wasef Abu-Jaish, M.D.
Wasef Abu-Jaish, M.D.

Wasef Abu-Jaish, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Department of Surgery


Contact Information
E-mail: Wasef.AbuJaish@uvm.edu
Office Location:
General Surgery, FAHC- 320FL4

Education

M.D., Universitatea Din Craiova, Facultatea de Medicina, Romania,  (1985)
Residency in General Surgery, St. Luke's Hospital, Nablus, Israel  (1987-1991)
Residency in General Surgery, Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem,  Israel (1991-1996)
Residency in General Surgery, North Shore University Hospital-LIJ, Manhasset, NY (2004-2008)
Fellowship / Minimally Invasive & Gastrointestinal Surgery, Sackler School of Medicine - Isreal Branch, Tel-Aviv, Israel (1996-1997)
Fellowship / Minimally Invasive & Gastrointestinal Surgery, European Institute of Telesurgery, Strasbourg, France (1998)
Fellowship / General Surgery, North Shore University Hospital-LIJ, Manhasset, NY (2003-2004)
Fellowship / Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL (2008-2009)

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 2009 - present
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Al-Quds University, Faculty of Medicine, Jerusalem-Israel, 1999 - 2003

Awards and Honors

PGY1 - 2005 - The highest ABSITE score award 98%.
PGY2 - 2006 - The highest ABSITE score award 99%.
PGY3 - NA-Promoted to PGY4-granted by American Board of surgery.
PGY4 – 2007 - The highest ABSITE score award 93%.
PGY5 - 2008 – The highest chief year“PGY5” ABSITE score 89%.

Publications

Patel S, Eckstein J, Acholonu E , Abu-Jaish W, Szomstein S, Rosenthal R. Reasons and outcomes of laparoscopy as a diagnostic and treatment modality in patients with chronic abdominal pain after gastric bypass for morbid obesity. Surg Obes Relat Dis 2010;6(4):391-8.

Bellorin O, Ramirez A, Abu-Jaish W, Szomstein S, Rosenthal R. Laparoscopic conversion of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) to sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) for morbid obesity. Surg Obes Relat Dis (SOARD) 2010 Jun 12.


Hidalgo JE, Ramirez A, Patel S, Acholonu E, Eckstein J, Abu-Jaish W, Szomstein S, Rosenthal RJ. Chyloperitoneum After Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (LRYGB). Obes Surg 2010;20(2)257-60.

Abu-Jaish Wasef, Raul Rosenthal.  Sleeve gastrectomy: a new surgical approach for morbid obesity. MIS and Bariatric Surgery. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 2010; 4(1):101-19.

Acholonu E, Eckstein J , Patel S, Abu-Jaish W, Szomstein S, Rosenthal R.  Smoking! A major preventable cause of Gastro-Gastric Fistula after divided Roux-en-Gastric Bypass Surgery for Morbid Obesity. Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery and the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida. Surg Obes Relat Dis (SOARD) May 2009, 5(3), Supplement S39.


Dean H, Eckstein J, Acholonu E, Abu-Jaish W, et al. Weight loss in morbidly obese patients after endoscopic dilatation of a gastro-jejunal anastomotic stricture after gastric bypass for morbid obesity. Surg  Obes Relat Dis (SOARD) 2009 May, 5(3) Supplement S39.

Amirez A, Hidalgo J, Eckstein J,  Patel S, Acholonu E, Abu-Jaish W, Fong B, Szomstein S, Rosenthal R. Outcomes of bariatric surgery in patients over 70 years of age. Surg Obes Relat Dis (SOARD) May 2009, 5(3), Supplement S46.

Abu-Jaish W, Szomstein S., Rosenthal R., Ikramuddin, S. . Cleveland Clinic Florida, MIS and Bariatric Surgery. General Surgery News ‘The Surgeons Lounge’ August, 2008.

Nirupama A, Abu-Jaish W, Pallapothu R, O’Connor J Mid-sigmoid obstruction secondary to an adhesive band 2007 case report—pub. North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, New Hyde Park, NY.  Surgical Rounds published online July 18, 2007