410 W 10th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: (614) 366-8720
Assistant Professor-Clinical, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Physician, FGP-Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Lower GI endoscopy (colonosopy and therapeutic colonoscopy)
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 then 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 University Medical Center in Dallas. After mailing my CV to many programs with a cover letter in which I compared training athletes to training residents, I came to The Ohio State University College of Medicine (OSUCOM) in July, 2007. My career here is a reflection of all of this background, which is summarized below.
I teach year-round on our colorectal surgery service, teaching third and fourth year students, interns, third and fifth year residents and colorectal surgery fellows. I lecture in each of those programs as well. I have occasionally been called on to teach GI fellows and radiation oncology residents as well. For practicing surgeons I have designed and led a hands-on course in laparoscopic colorectal surgery and taught in didactic CME courses.
I have worked to increase my skill in education research, course design and leadership. I was in the inaugural 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 Leaders course (2012), the ACS Surgeons as Educators course (2013), as well as Harvard Macy Institute courses in Leading Innovations (2012) and Educators in the Healthcare Professions (2014).
Since 2010, I have helped design and implement the surgical and obstetric portion of OSU’s new medical student curriculum and became Clerkship Director of the current curriculum in December, 2012. Now, I am Integration Director of the new curriculum.
One of my most rewarding teaching experiences has been in leading two Learning Communities, groups of students who meet in our home for dinner to discuss various topics related to being a physician and adult in the world. In 2011, I became Director of that entire program, organizing the 80 such groups and coordinating their activities.
With respect to research and dissemination of knowledge, I have focused on being a part of research teams and in disseminating our work on the medical student curriculum. I am a co-investigator on a multi-year R01 award in which I collect viable specimens from patients with inflammatory bowel disease for micro-dissection. I have participated in various clinical and educational projects with my colleagues. Most recently I have spoken in various venues of the results of a pilot we did for the integrated surgery, obstetrics and gynecology clerkship for third year students that is rolling out in June, 2014.
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 affairs as President of the Faculty Council and OSU junior faculty representative to AAMC Council of Faculty and Academic Societies. I am also an elected member of the University Hospital Medical Staff Administrative Committee.
I have been honored to be elected to Courage to Teach (OSUCOM honorary group for “servant-leader” educators) and awarded resident, student and departmental teaching awards in the Department of Surgery.
In short, since joining the faculty out of fellowship in 2007, I have had the opportunity to become very involved in faculty life and representation, teaching, leading curriculum change, and collaborating on research efforts.
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.
|2007 - present||Maureen (Pons) The Ohio State University. Graduated 2013.|
|2013 - present||Eliza Beal The Ohio State University.|
|2009 - 2010||Daniel Box The Ohio State University. Graduated 2012.|
|2010 - 2011||Abdulfatah Issak The Ohio State University.|
|2012 - 2013||The Ohio State University.|
|2006 - present||Doctor of 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|
Harzman, AE. "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.
|07/01/2007||Colon and Rectal Surgery (OSUMC, Surgery)|
|1997||B.S., Vanderbilt University|
|2001||M.D., Washington University in St. Louis|
|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|
|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.|
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.
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.
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.
Drosdeck, J, Harzman, AE, Suzo, A, Arnold, M, Abdel-Rasoul, M, Husain, S. "Multivariate analysis of risk factors for surgical site infection after laparoscopic colorectal surgery." Surgical Endoscopy. Vol. 27, no. 12. (December 2013.): 4574-80.
Nowacki, NB, Arnold, MA, Frankel, WL, Harzman, AE, Limketkai, BN, Yearsley, MM, Arnold, CA. "Gastrointestinal Tract Pulse Granulomata: Clues to an Under-Recognized Pseudotumor." The American Journal of Surgical Pathology. -.
|May 2011||Grants, I, Bhowmak, A, Dhand, N, Needleman, B, Harzman, AE, Wunderlich, J, Christofi, FL."A Novel eADO Biosensor Microelectrode Array (MEA) for Real-Time Electrochemical Detection of eADO Release From Mouse or Human Gut" Philadelphia. : 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 AE, Williams K, Christofi."Glial Transmission in Human Enteric Nervous System" Philadelphia. : S45|
|May 2014||Rico, AL, Ochoa-Cortes, F, Alhaj, MA, Enneking, J, Bitticker, E, Needleman, BJ, Harzman, AE, Grants, I, Christofi, FL."Su2021 UTP Evokes CA2+ Oscillations in Human Enterochromaffin Cells via Multiple Intracellular Signaling and Ionic Mechanisms" Philadelphia. : S|
|March 2014||Harzman, AE, Ferguson, B, Awad, M."Surgical Education Week 2014 Meeting App"|
Harzman, AE. "Endoscopic Accessory Platform - Scopebot." Filed November 2012.
"Minimally Invasive Colon & Rectal Surgery." Presented at Grand Rounds, Columbus, Ohio. (December 2007)
"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)
"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 Colonoscopy 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 OSUCOM Celebration of Educational Scholarship, Columbus, OH, . (November 2012)
"A Transrectal Natural Orifice Surgical Curriculum Developed Via Cognitive Task Analysis." Presented at Columbus Surgical Society, Columbus, Ohio. (March 2012)
"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)
"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)
"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 The Ohio State University Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Columbus, Ohio. (November 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)
"Pilot study of a fully integrated third year surgery, obstetrics and gynecology clerkship." Presented at Poster presentation at RIME, AAMC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (November 2013)
"Complex Anorectal Disease.." Presented at Ohio Valley Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons’ Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, OH. (April 2013)
"You're Doing Fine: Giving Better Feedback." Presented at The Ohio State University Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Columbus, Ohio. (October 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)
"Effect of learning communities on medical student personal efficacy and empathy.." Presented at Oral abstract presentation at RIME, AAMC Annual Meeting, 2013, 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)
"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)
"Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS): Review and Initial Experience." Presented at Ohio Valley Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Anual Meeting, Columbus, OH, US|USA. (March 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)
"Integrated Reproductive and Surgical Disease Curriculum - Results of a Pilot Clerkship." Presented at Association for Surgical Education Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, US|USA. (April 2014)
"Colonscopic Stenting of Malignant Lesions." Presented at Flexible Endoscopy for Surgeons, Columbus, Ohio. (September 2014)
|present||Maximus Competition. University Honors & Scholars Center.|
|present||Harvard Macy Institute Program for Leading Innovations in Healthcare and Education. Boston, MA.|
|present||ACS Surgeons as Educators. American College of Surgeons. Atlanta, GA.|
|present||ASE Weekend Course in Research Design. Association for Surgical Education. Chicago, IL.|
|present||The Cutting Edge: Using Webinars to Broadcast Your Message to the World.. Surgical Education Week 2013.|
|present||Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in the Healthcare Professions. Boston, MA.|
|present||How to Integrate Computer Assisted Learning into Your Clerkship or Residency: A Hands-on Workshop. Association for Surgical Education. Toronto, ON.|
|present||ACS Surgeons as Leaders. American College of Surgeons. Chicago, IL.|
|2011 - present||Learning Community Orientation.|
|2011 - present||Learning Community Leader.|
|2008 - 2009||OSU Clinical Teaching Scholars Program. The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Columbus, OH.|
|2009 - 2012||Learning Community Leader.|
|2010 - 2012||Surgical Education Research Fellowship. Association for Surgical Education.|
|2012 - 2013||ASE Clerkship Directors Workshop. Association for Surgical Education.|
Hazman, AE. American Board of Colorectal Surgery Written Exam Questions. April 2012.
Harzman, AE. American Board of Colorectal Surgery Written Exam Questions. April 2014.
Wu, C, Ahn, D, Wei, L, Williams, T, Wuthrick, E, Abdel-Misih, S, Harzman, AE, Husain, S, Schmidt, C, Arnold, MW, Goldberg, R, Bekaii-Saab, T. Survival differences in patients with resected rectal cancer who received neoadjuvant therapy with or without postoperative chemotherapy. July 2014.
Harzman, AE. Written Exam Questions. July 2010.