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Alan E. Harzman, M.D.


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410 W 10th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: (614) 366-8720

Email: harzman.1@osu.edu

 

Current OSU Appointments

Assistant Professor-Clinical, General Surgery

Physician, FGP-Colon and Rectal Surgery

 

Clinical Interest

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Lower GI endoscopy (colonosopy and therapeutic colonoscopy)

Biographical

I grew up in Indiana and served as student body president in high school. I majored in Spanish poetry and linguistics at Vanderbilt while taking pre-med classes. I attended Washington University in St. Louis for medical school and matched in general surgery at UT Southwestern in Dallas. There I developed an interest in resident and student education.



I completed my colorectal surgery fellowship at Baylor UMC in Dallas. After mailing out my CV to many programs with a cover letter comparing training of athletes to training residents, I came to Ohio State in July, 2007.



My student council experience has come full circle, as I have planned many student events (Learning Community Olympics, Ice Cream Social, etc.) and participated in faculty politics as President of the Faculty Council and OSU junior faculty representative to AAMC CFAS.



In terms of education, I have trained extensively and gradually taken on more responsibility. Since 2010 I have helped to design and implement the surgical and obstetric portion of the LSI Curriculum and became Clerkship Director of the current curriculum in December, 2012.



I was in the innaugral class of the OSU Faculty Teaching Scholars Program, and then completed the Association for Surgical Education's Surgical Education Research Fellowship in 2012. My project involved the use of cognitive task analysis to study natural orifice surgery. I subsequently participated in the ACS Surgeons as Educators course as well as Harvard Macy Institute courses in Leading Innovations (2012) and Educators in the Healthcare Professions (2014).



In July, 2014, I will be assuming the role of Program Director in the General Surgery program at OSU.

Academic Advising

As Clerkship Director, I counsel third and fourth year students applying to residency in surgery.



I have also informally advised the student-led Procedural Interest Group and Surgery Interest Group.

Academic Advising

2007 - present Maureen (Pons) The Ohio State University. Graduated 2013.
2010 - present Abdulfatah Issak The Ohio State University.
2009 - 2010 Daniel Box The Ohio State University. Graduated 2012.
 

Certifications

2006 - present Medicine: Texas Medical Board
2007 - present Doctor of Medicine: State Medical Board of Ohio
2007 - present Board Certified: American Board of Surgery
2008 - present Board Certified: American Board of Colorectal Surgery
 

Chapters in Books

Alan E. Harzman, MD. "Infection in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit." In Parkland Trauma Handbook, 3rd ed. 3 ed. Edited by Alexander L. Eastman, David H. Rosenbaum, Erwin Thal. -. Philadelphia: Mosby/Elsevier, January 2009.

Mellinger, JD, Dube, S, Friel, CM, Harzman, AE, Mercer, DW. "Small Intestine and Appendix." In Essentials of General Surgery. 5th ed. ed. -. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, October 2012.

 

Clinical Services

07/01/2007 Colon and Rectal Surgery (OSUMC, Surgery)

Degrees

1997 B.S., Vanderbilt University

2001 M.D., Washington University in St. Louis

 

Editorial Activities

2013 - present MedEdPORTAL
2013 - present Clinical Anatomy
2013 - present Annals of Surgery
2013 - present Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
2013 - present Surgical Endoscopy
2013 - present Teaching and Learning in Medicine
2013 - present American Journal of Surgery
 

Honors

2008 - present Teacher of the Year (Resident Education). Department of Surgery.
2009 - present Michael J. Walker Faculty Teaching (Medical Student Teaching). Department of Surgery.
2010 - present Courage to Teach. College of Medicine.
2012 - present Excellence in Teaching. Department of Surgery.
2013 - present Michael J. Walker Faculty Teaching (Medical Student Teaching). Department of Surgery.
 

Journal Articles

Frangos S (author); Hochberg M, Miglietta M (section author); Alseidi A, Harzman A, Kaiser S, Luchette F, Patterson L, Santana D, Wohltmann C (additional information). "Trauma Resuscitation." WISE-MD. Vol. N/A, (January 2005.): N/A-.

Harzman, AE. "www.bestresidencyonearth.com - Developing a website for resident and student education." FOCUS on Surgical Education. Vol. 25, no. 3. (January 2008.): 16-19.

Grants,Iveta; Bhowmik,Aurusree; Dhand,Niyati; Needleman,Bradley; Harzman,Alan; Wunderlich,Jacqueline,F; Christofi,Fievos,L. "A Novel eADO Biosensor Microelectrode Array (MEA) for Real-Time Electrochemical Detection of eADO Release From Mouse or Human Gut." GASTROENTEROLOGY. Vol. 140, no. 5. (May 2011.): S481-S481.

Farrell,Timothy,M; Bergman,Simon; Selim,Niazy; Paige,John,T; Harzman,Alan,E; Schwarz,Erin; Hori,Yumi; Levine,Jason; Scott,Daniel,J. "Practice gaps in gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery (2011): a report from the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Continuing Education Committee." SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES. Vol. 26, no. 12. (December 2012.): 3367-3381.

Wunderlich,Jacqueline,E; Grants,Iveta; Needleman,Bradley; Otey,Andrew,J; Lopez,Eric; Harzman,Alan; Williams,Kent,C; Christofi,Fievos,L. "Glial Transmission in Human Enteric Nervous System." GASTROENTEROLOGY. Vol. 142, no. 5. (May 2012.): S45-S45.

Drosdeck,Joseph; Carraro,Ellen; Arnold,Mark; Perry,Kyle; Harzman,Alan; Nagel,Rollin; Sinclair,Lynnsay; Muscarella,Peter. "Porcine wet lab improves surgical skills in third year medical students.." journal of surgical research. Vol. 184, no. 1. (September 2013.): 19-25.

Linan-Rico,Andromeda; Wunderlich,Jacqueline,E; Grants,Iveta,S; Frankel,Wendy,L; Xue,Jianjing; Williams,Kent,C; Harzman,Alan,E; Enneking,Joshua,T; Cooke,Helen,J; Christofi,Fievos,L. "Purinergic Autocrine Regulation of Mechanosensitivity and Serotonin Release in a Human EC Model: ATP-gated P2X(3) Channels in EC are Downregulated in Ulcerative Colitis." INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES. Vol. 19, no. 11. (October 2013.): 2366-2379.

Harzman, AE, Corcoran, J. "Digital Rectal Exam." ACS/ASE Medical Student Simulation-Based Surgical Skills Curriculum. Vol. N/A, (April 2013.): N/A-.

Paige,John,T; Farrell,Timothy,M; Bergman,Simon; Selim,Niazy; Harzman,Alan,E; Schwarz,Erin; Hori,Yumi; Levine,Jason; Scott,Daniel,J. "Evolution of practice gaps in gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery: 2012 report from the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Continuing Education Committee." SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES. Vol. 27, no. 12. (December 2013.): 4429-4438.

 

Reference Works

May 2011 Iveta Grants, Aurosree Bhowmak, Nyati Dhand, Brad Needleman, Alan Harzman, Jacqueline Wunderlich, Fievos L. Christofi."XXX" Chicago. : S481
January 2012 Harzman, AE, Hurtubise, LC, DePhilip, RM, Hitchcock, CL, Bahner, DP."A Lunchtime Showcase: Diffusing Innovative Education Technology at an Academic Medical Center" Washington.
May 2012 Wunderlich JE, Grants I, Needleman B, Harzman A, Williams K, Christofi."XXX" San Diego. : S45

Inventions and Patents

Harzman, AE. "Endoscopic Accessory Platform - Scopebot." Filed November 2012.

 

Presentations

"Surigcal Management of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis." Presented at Crohn's Colitis Foundation of America, Central Ohio Chapter. Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Annual Ohio's Nurses Day, Columbus. (February 2007)

"Minimally Invasive Colon & Rectal Surgery." Presented at Grand Rounds, Columbus, Ohio. (December 2007)

"Equipping the Jedi: Establishing a Clinical Program." Presented at Society of American Gastrointrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ. (April 2009)

"Benign Anorectal Disease." Presented at Grand Rounds, Columbus, Ohio. (April 2010)

"Cross-platform adaptation and validation of laparoscopic skills tasks: Some tasks are robust across platforms." Presented at 12th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, National Harbor, MD. (April 2010)

"Therapeutic Coolonoscopy bleeding, polypectomy, stenting,Post-op Evaluation "How I do it".." Presented at SAGES - Flexible Endoscopy Surgery, Columbus, OH. (April 2010)

"Self-guided video review of performance does not improve learning in basic simulated tasks.." Presented at SAGES 2011 Scientific Session, San Antonio, TX. (April 2011)

"A Lunchtime Showcase: Diffusing Innovative Education Technology at an Academic Medical Center." Presented at AAMC, Denver, CO, US|USA. (November 2011)

"A Lunchtime Showcase: Diffusing Innovative Education Technology at an Academic Medical Center.." Presented at OSUCOM Celebration of Education, Columbus, OH., . (November 2012)

"Integrating the Educational Experience in Surgical Specialties." Presented at Grand Rounds, Columbus, Ohio. (September 2012)

"The Surgical Ring Trial." Presented at OSUCOM Celebration of Educational Scholarship, Columbus, OH, . (March 2012)

"Building Educational Experiences Around Competencies." Presented at Workshop presented at OSUCOM Celebration of Educational Scholarship, Columbus, OH, . (November 2012)

"A Transrectal Natural Orifice Surgical Curriculum Developed Via Cognitive Task Analisys." Presented at Columbus Surgical Society, Columbus, Ohio. (March 2012)

"Pilot study of a fully integrate third year surgery, obstetrics and gynecology clerkship.." Presented at Oral presentation at Central Group of Educational Affairs, Cincinnati, OH, Cincinnati, OH. (March 2013)

"A personality trait analysis of surgeons and nonsurgeons at different career points." Presented at International Conference on Residency Education, Calgary, CA|CAN. (September 2013)

"Challenging and Unusual Problems in Surgery." Presented at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, DC. (October 2013)

"100 Years of Surgery." Presented at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, DC. (October 2013)

"Effect of learning communities on medical student personal efficacy and empathy.." Presented at Oral abstract presentation at RIME, AAMC Annual Meeting, 2013 (accepted), Philadelphia, PA. (November 2013)

"Evaluation of Learning Communities by Pre and Post-Curriculum Reform Classes.." Presented at Learning Communities Institute, Washington, DC. (November 2013)

"Obstetricians are our friends: Changing how we teach surgery residents." Presented at Grands Rounds, Columbus, Ohio. (November 2013)

"You're Doing Fine: Giving Better Feedback." Presented at Surgical Grand Rounds, Columbus, Ohio. (October 2013)

"Best Practices in Medical Educational Research during Curricular Development and Innovation.." Presented at Panel presentation at Central Group of Educational Affairs, Cincinnati, OH, . (March 2013)

"The Future of Surgical Education / Fundamentals of Endoscopy.." Presented at at Ohio Valley Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons’ Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, . (April 2013)

"Complex Anorectal Disease.." Presented at at Ohio Valley Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons’ Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, OH. (April 2013)

"Survival differences in patients with rectal cancer who received neoadjuvant therapy with or without postoperative chemotherapy." Presented at GI ASCO, San Francisco, CA. (January 2013)

"Pilot study of a fully integrate third year surgery, obstetrics and gynecology clerkship.." Presented at Poster presentation at RIME, AAMC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (November 2013)

"Short-term outcomes of laparoscopic vs open treatment of internal enteric fistulae: a logistic regression analysis." Presented at American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Hollywood, FL. (May 2014)

"Evaluation of an Integration of Medical Student Third Year Ob/Gyn and Surgery Clerkship." Presented at 2014 CREOG and APGO Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia. (February 2014)

"Reflective ability of third year medical students in a fully integrated ob/gyn and surgery clerkship." Presented at 2014 CREOG and APGO Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia. (February 2014)

"Use of longitudinal preceptors during an integrated ob/gyn and surgery clerkship." Presented at 2014 CREOG and APGO Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia. (February 2014)

"UTP Evokes Ca2+ Oscillations in Human Enterochromaffin Cells Via Multiple Intracellular Signaling and Ionic Mechanisms." Presented at DDW 2014 Digestive Disease Week Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. (May 2014)

 

Professional Activities

present Maximus Competition. University Honors & Scholars Center.
present ACS Surgeons as Leaders.
present Harvard Macy Institute Program for Leading Innovations in Healthcare and Education.
present ACS Surgeons as Educators.
present ASE Weekend Course in Research Design.
present The Cutting Edge: Using Webinars to Broadcast Your Message to the World.. Surgical Education Week 2013.
2008 - 2009 OSU Clinical Teaching Scholars Program.
2010 - 2012 ASE Surgical Education Research Fellowship.
2012 - 2013 ASE Clerkship Directors Workshop. Association for Surgical Education.
 

Unpublished Works

Harzman, AE. Written Exam Questions. July 2010.