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Syed G. Husain, M.B.B.S.


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410 W 10th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: (614) 293-3230

Email: husain.31@osu.edu

 

Current OSU Appointments

Assistant Professor-Clinical, Colon and Rectal Surgery

Physician, FGP-Colon and Rectal Surgery

 

Biographical

I was born in Pakistan and underwent my medical education at Dow Medical College, a prestigious institution with a rich, centuries-old tradition. Like many of my peers, I looked for opportunities of higher training in United States after completion of my medical studies.



Upon arrival in the US, I was faced with the challenge of finding a residency position, a daunting task for foreign medical graduates. Not surprisingly, I was unable to match to a residency program during the first year of my arrival here. To improve my chances of a successful match, I knew I needed to add substantial research to my CV. Therefore, I decided to join University of Illinois at Chicago as a clinical research fellow. This position not only sharpened my clinical research and manuscript writing skills but also provided me the opportunity to witness clinical practice in United States from a great vantage point. My efforts bore fruit and I successfully matched into surgical residency in New York. It was in "The City" where I met my wife and decided to call United States home.



After completion of my surgical residency training, I decided to sharpen my laparoscopic skills and proceeded with a Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at University of Rochester, NY. This experience gave me first-hand exposure to laparoscopic colorectal surgery igniting my interest in the field. I was fortunate to match to Brown University's Colon and Rectal Fellowship program, a milestone in my professional career.



After seven years of rigorous clinical training, I decided it was time for me to go out on my own. I was delighted to see a job vacancy at Ohio State University and promptly applied for the faculty position. The Department of Surgery at OSU carries a national reputation for employing cutting edge technology and is at the forefront of surgical research; values that aligned perfectly with my professional goals.



I have continued to provide outstanding clinical service to our patients and have developed a reputation as a master clinician. At least 30% of my clinical referrals come from gastroenterology practices located outside of the Columbus area.



The introduction of new techniques and technology in surgery has been a focus of my clinical practice. I have the honor of performing the first robotic colorectal surgery and first completely laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection at OSU Medical Center. I firmly believe in knowledge sharing and my technique of laparoscopic rectal dissection has been adapted by other faculty in the division.



As far as research and scholarship is concerned, I have been quite successful in representing Ohio State University at a national level with various outcomes research projects and technical notes describing novel surgical techniques and diagnostic methods. For example, I designed the research concept and lead the efforts in determining risk factors for surgical site infections after colorectal surgery. This project was chosen for a podium presentation in scientific session at 2012 Annual Meeting of American Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the second largest gathering of general surgeons in United States. The paper was later published in the society journal, Surgical Endoscopy. Later, I mentored fourth year medical student and colorectal surgery fellow through two other outcomes research projects. These projects were also presented at national meetings and the manuscripts are currently under preparation. In terms of introduction of new technology, I described a novel technique for rectal prolapse surgery which was accepted as a poster presentation at American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 2013 Annual meeting and the associated video of the technique was chosen for inclusion into CREST (ColoRectal Educational Systems Template), the premier online educational portal hosted by American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. I also had the honor to senior author the first case report on utilization of Endoclose, an endoscopic suturing platform, for treatment of colovesical and colovaginal fistulas. This video report was presented at Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons 2013 Annual Meeting. In summary, I have 17 publications in scientific journals, 13 podium presentations and 19 poster presentations at scientific meetings to my credit.



Another area of my expertise is clinical teaching directed towards colorectal surgery fellows, surgical residents and medical students. I truly enjoy teaching and love to see the expressions of joy and amazement on students' faces when they understand a complex clinical concept for the first time. My teaching efforts were validated In 2012, when I was chosen by medical students to receive the Michael J. Walker Faculty Teaching Award. Furthermore, in 2016, I was selected by the General Surgery Residents to receive the annual Department of Surgery Faculty Teaching Award, making me one of the few faculty members who have received teaching awards from both medical students and surgery residents.



I would close by saying that I have enjoyed tremendous professional growth and lasting personal friendships during the last 8 years with Ohio State University. The working environment here is extremely inducive for clinical excellence and research endeavors and I plan to continue my efforts in the future.

Clinical Interest

Development of new techniques and technology in colorectal surgery

Noteworthy Graduate Narrative

I mentored Sarah Tuthill for her research topic, a requirement for fourth year surgery honors program for fourth year medical students. I advised her to investigate the role of Body Mass Index in surgical outcomes. Her project earned her a poster of distinction at national meeting and she was subsequently accepted for residency position at a prestigious university program.

Academic Advising

2016 - present , The Ohio State University.
2013 Chris McQuinn, The Ohio State University. Graduated 0.
2014 Goyal A, Ohio State University College of Medicine. Graduated 2015.
2013 , Ohio State University College of Medicine.
2015 Tutthill S, Ohio State University College of Medicine. Graduated 2015.
 

Licenses

2008 - present MD: State Medical Board of Ohio
2008 - present American Board of Surgery: American Board of Surgery
2008 - present American Board of Surgery: American Board of Surgery
2010 - present American Board of Colorectal Surgery: American Board of Colorectal Surgery
2010 - present American Board of Colorectal Surgery: American Board of Surgery
 

Chapters in Books

Cirrocco, W, Husain, S. "Ligasure Hemorrhoidectomy." In Master Techniques in Surgery: Colon and Rectal Surgery: Anorectal Operations, 2nd edition. Edited by Wexner, S, Fleshman, J. -. January 0.

Harzman, A, Husain, S. "Ligation of the intersphincteric fistula tract (LIFT): Update without mesh." In Master Techniques in Surgery: Colon and Rectal Surgery: Anorectal Operations, 2nd edition. Edited by Wexner, s, Fleishman, J. -. January 0.

Husain S.. "Limitations of Anal Physiology Testing." In Improved Outcomes in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Edited by Whitlow CW, Beck DE, Margolin DA, Hicks TC, Timmcke AE. -. Colchester: Informa UK, January 2010.

 

Degrees

1997 B.A., Dow Medical College and Civil Hospital

 

Editorial Activities

2010 Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
2013 American Journal of Surgery
 

Honors

1997 Best Student Paper Award. Golden Jubilee Scientific Congress.
1997 Honors in Medicine.
2006 Resident Achievement Award. Society of Laparonendoscopic Surgeons.
2010 - present Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in Patient Service. Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
2012 - present Faculty Teaching Award. Department of Surgery.
2015 - present Poster of Distinction. American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.
2015 - present American College of Gastroenterology Category Award. American College of Gasroenterology.
2016 - present Department of Surgery Faculty Teaching Award. Department of Surgery.
 

Journal Articles

Nguyen P, Wuthrick E, Chablani P, Robinson CA, Wu C, Arnold M, Harzman AE, Husain S, Schmidt C, Bloomston M, Abdel-Misih S, Frankel WL, Bekaii-Saab T, Chakravarti A, Williams TM. "Does Delaying Surgical Resection After Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation Impact Clinical Outcomes in Locally Advanced Rectal Adenocarcinoma." AM J CLIN ONCOL. (January 0.): -.

Ahn DH, Wu C, Wei L, Williams TM, Wuthrick E, Abdel-Misih S, Harzman A, Husain S, Schmidt C, Goldberg RM, Bekaii-Saab T. "The Efficacy of Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Patients With Stage II/III Resected Rectal Cancer Treated With Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation Therap." AM J CLINC ONCOL. (January 0.): -.

Husain S; Ballem N; Beaton HL. "Gastric bypass in a factor V deficient patient.." Obesity Surgery. Vol. 16, no. 8. (August 2006.): 1104-1106.

Husain S; Thompson D; Thomas L; Donaldson B; Sabbagh R. "Adnexal mass: an unusual presentation of small-bowel adenocarcinoma.." Journal Of The National Medical Association. Vol. 98, no. 5. (May 2006.): 799-802.

Husain S; Ofodile FA. "Tumescent technique for burn wound debridement: a cost effective method of reducing transfusion requirements.." Journal Of The College Of Physicians And Surgeons--Pakistan: JCPSP. Vol. 16, no. 3. (March 2006.): 227-.

Husain S, Pillarisetty S. "Ruptured Renal Artery Aneurysms." Surgical Rounds. Vol. 29, no. 4. (April 2006.): 161-165.

Husain S; Ahmed L; Al-Sawwaf M. "Venous air embolism from intravenous CT contrast administration.." Journal Of The American College Of Surgeons. Vol. 202, no. 1. (January 2006.): 197-.

Husain S, Ofodile F. "Tumescent technique for burn wound debridement: a cost effective method of reducing transfusion requirements.." Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP. Vol. 16, no. 3. (March 2006.): 227-228.

Husain S, Thompson D, Thomas L, Donaldson B, Sabbagh R. "Adnexal mass: An unusual presentation of small-bowel adenocarcinoma." JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. Vol. 98, no. 5. (May 2006.): 799-802.

Husain S, Ballem N, Beaton H. "Gastric bypass in a factor V deficient patient." OBESITY SURGERY. Vol. 16, no. 8. (August 2006.): 1104-1106.

Husain,S; Ahmed,L; Al-Sawwaf,M. "Venous air embolism from intravenous CT contrast administration." JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS. Vol. 202, no. 1. (January 2006.): 197-197.

Husain S, Ahmed AR, Johnson J, Boss T, O’Malley W. "Small-bowel obstruction after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass - Etiology, diagnosis, and management." ARCHIVES OF SURGERY. Vol. 142, no. 10. (October 2007.): 988-993.

Husain S; Ahmed AR; Johnson J; Boss T; O'Malley W. "CT scan diagnosis of bleeding peptic ulcer after gastric bypass.." Obesity Surgery. Vol. 17, no. 11. (November 2007.): 1520-1522.

Ahmed AR; Rickards G; Husain S; Johnson J; Boss T; O'Malley W. "Trends in internal hernia incidence after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.." Obesity Surgery. Vol. 17, no. 12. (December 2007.): 1563-1566.

Ahmed AR; Husain S; Saad N; Patel NC; Waldman DL; O'Malley W. "Accessing the common bile duct after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.." Surgery For Obesity And Related Diseases: Official Journal Of The American Society For Bariatric Surgery. Vol. 3, no. 6. (November 2007.): 640-643.

Husain S, Ahmed AR, Johnson J, Boss T, O’Malley W. "CT scan diagnosis of bleeding peptic ulcer after gastric bypass." OBESITY SURGERY. Vol. 17, no. 11. (November 2007.): 1520-1522.

Ahmed AR, Husain S, Saad N, Patel NC, Waldman DL, O'Malley W. "Accessing the common bile duct after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass." SURGERY FOR OBESITY AND RELATED DISEASES. Vol. 3, no. 6. (November 2007.): 640-643.

Ahmed AR, Rickards G, Husain S, Johnson J, Boss T, O’Malley W. "Trends in internal hernia incidence after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass." OBESITY SURGERY. Vol. 17, no. 12. (December 2007.): 1563-1566.

Husain S; Ahmed AR; Johnson J; Boss T; O'Malley W. "Small-bowel obstruction after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: etiology, diagnosis, and management.." Archives Of Surgery (Chicago, Ill.: 1960). Vol. 142, no. 10. (October 2007.): 988-993.

Husain S, Cataldo T. "Late stomal complications.." Clinics in colon and rectal surgery. Vol. 21, no. 1. (February 2008.): 31-40.

Ahmed AR; Rickards G; Husain S; Johnson J; O'Malley W; Boss T. "Bioabsorbable glycolide copolymer staple-line reinforcement decreases internal hernia rate after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.." Obesity Surgery. Vol. 18, no. 7. (July 2008.): 797-.

Husain S, Cataldo T. "Late Stomal Complications." Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Vol. 21, (February 2008.): 31-40.

Ahmed AR, Rickards G, Husain S, Johnson J, O'Malley W, Boss T. "Bioabsorbable glycolide copolymer staple-line reinforcement decreases internal hernia rate after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass." OBESITY SURGERY. Vol. 18, no. 7. (July 2008.): 797-802.

Ahmed AR, Rickards G, Messing S, Husain S, Johnson J, Boss T, O'Malley W. "Roux limb obstruction secondary to constriction at transverse mesocolon rent after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass." SURGERY FOR OBESITY AND RELATED DISEASES. Vol. 5, no. 2. (March 2009.): 194-198.

Ahmed AR; Rickards G; Messing S; Husain S; Johnson J; Boss T; O'Malley W. "Roux limb obstruction secondary to constriction at transverse mesocolon rent after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.." Surgery For Obesity And Related Diseases: Official Journal Of The American Society For Bariatric Surgery. Vol. 5, no. 2. (March 2009.): 194-.

Dipetrillo T; Pricolo V; Lagares-Garcia J; Vrees M, Klipfel A; Cataldo T; Sikov W; McNulty B; Shipley J; Anderson E; Khurshid H; Oconnor B; Oldenburg NB; Radie-Keane K; Husain S. ; Safran H.. "Neoadjuvant Bevacizumab, Oxaliplatin, 5-Fluorouracil, and Radiation for Rectal Cancer.." Internation Journal Of Radiation Oncology. Biology. Physics.. (January 2010.): -.

Dipetrillo T, Pricolo V, Lagares-Garcia J, Vrees M, Klipfel A, Cataldo T, Sikov W, McNulty B, Shipley J, Anderson E, Khurshid H, Oconnor B,Nicklas BE, Radie-Keane K, Husain S, Safran H. "NEOADJUVANT BEVACIZUMAB, OXALIPLATIN, 5-FLUOROURACIL, AND RADIATION FOR RECTAL CANCER." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS. Vol. 82, no. 1. (January 2012.): 124-129.

Drosdeck J, Harzman A, Suzo A, Arnold M, Abdel-Raoul M, Husain S. "Multivariate analysis of risk factors for surgical site infection after laparoscopic colorectal surgery." SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES. Vol. 27, no. 12. (December 2013.): 4574-4580.

Brathwaite S, Kurt M, Yu L, Arnold M, Husain S, Harzman A. "Retrospective Evaluation of Laparoscopic Versus Open Hartmann's Reversal: A Single-Institution Experience." SURGICAL LAPAROSCOPY ENDOSCOPY & PERCUTANEOUS TECHNIQUES. Vol. 25, no. 5. (October 2015.): E156-E158.

Brathwaite S, Latchana N, Esemeude I, Harzman A, Husain S.. "Risk factors for Surgical Site Infection (SSI) in open and laparoscopic Hartmann’s closure: A multivariate analysis.." Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques.. -.

 

Presentations

"Frequency of Hepatitis C in healthy, voluntary blood donors." Presented at Golden Jubilee Scientific Congress, Karachi, PK|PAK. (January 1997)

"Increasing frequency of HIV in voluntary blood donars." Presented at Golden Jubilee Scientific Congress, Karachi, PK|PAK. (January 1997)

"Does verbal screening for jaundice ensure healthy, disease free blood amongst voluntary blood donors." Presented at Golden Jubilee Scientific Congress, Karachi, PK|PAK. (January 1997)

"Hemodynamic remodeling for treatment of dolichoectatic Basilar artery aneurysms." Presented at American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Toronto. (January 2001)

"Angioplasty for proximal Vertebral artery stenosis: A time to reconsider." Presented at Association of Neurological Surgeons, Toronto. (January 2001)

"Radiological findings in symptomatic internal hernias after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass." Presented at 12th World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity, Porto, PT|PRT. (September 2007)

"Trends in Internal Hernia Incidence aftet laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass." Presented at Society of American Gastrointerological and Endoscopic Surgeons, Las Vegas. (January 2007)

"Laparoscopic Left to Right Nissen Fundoplication." Presented at 15th Annual International Congress of European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Athens, GR|GRC. (July 2007)

"Percutaneous Management of Common Bile Duct Pathology after Roux-enY Gastric Bypass." Presented at American Gastroenterological and Endoscopic Surgeons 2007 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas. (January 2007)

"The Effect of SeamGuard on Internal Hernia Incidence after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass." Presented at Society of American Gastrointerological and Endoscopic Surgeons, Las Vegas. (January 2007)

"Roux Limb Obstruction Secondary to Constriction at Transverse Mesocolon rent after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass." Presented at Society of American Gastroenterological and Endoscopic Surgeons, Las Vegas. (January 2007)

"An appraisal of abdominal procedures after gastric bypass." Presented at 13th World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity, Buenos Aires, AR|ARG. (September 2008)

"Improvements in Mallampati airway classification and ASA classification after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass." Presented at 13th World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity, Buenos Aires, AR|ARG. (September 2008)

"Constipation: Is it the Anorectum?." Presented at Colorectal Symposium at Brown University, . (September 2008)

"Laparoscopic Management of Gastric Bezoar after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass." Presented at 13th World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity, AR|ARG. (September 2008)

"Laparoscopic Management of Anastomotic Leak after Gastric Bypass. Video Presentation." Presented at 13th World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity, Buenos, AR|ARG. (September 2008)

"Surgical Morbidity after Neoadjuvant Bevacizumab, Oxaliplatin, 5-Flurouracil and Radiation in Locally Advanced Carcinoma of the Rectum." Presented at ASCRS 2008 Triparite Meeting, Boston. (January 2008)

"Ischemic Colitis and Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage. / Colonic Emergencies." Presented at American College of Surgeon's Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, US|USA. (October 2010)

"Posterior Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: A Comparison of Defecography, MRI and Anorectal Physiology.." Presented at American Society of Colorectal Surgery Annual Meeting., . (May 2010)

"Survival differences in patients (pts) with resected rectal cancer who received neoadjuvant therapy with or without postoperative chemotherapy (CT)." Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology 2013 GI Cancers Symposium, . (January 2013)

"Multivariate analysis of risk factors for surgical site infection after laparoscopic colorectal surgery." Presented at Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, . (April 2013)

"Effect of postoperative chemotherapy (CT) on survival in patients (pts) with resected rectal cancer who received neoadjuvant therapy." Presented at Amercian Society of Clinical Oncology 2013 Annual Meeting., . (April 2013)

"Laparoscopic Resection Rectopexy with Inferior Mesenteric Vessel Preservation – A Novel Approach to Full Thickness Rectal Prolapse.." Presented at American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 2013 Annual meeting, . (May 2013)

"Endoscopic Closure of Colocutaneous Fistula." Presented at Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, . (April 2013)

"Colorectal Cancer and Hamartoma Syndromes: Surgical Procedures and Outcomes." Presented at 18th Annual Meeting of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer, . (September 2014)

"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 2014 Annual meeting, . (May 2014)

"Hemorrhoidectomy - Do we have to reinvent the wheel? / Anorectal Disorders: Balancing Innovation with Conventional Wisdom." Presented at American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Meeting, . (May 2015)

"Colonoscope Mediated Vaginoscopy for Diagnostic Evaluation of Colovaginal Fistula." Presented at Ohio Chapter, American College of Surgeons 2015 Annual Meeting, . (May 2015)

"Colorectal Surgery in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)-Associated Colorectal Cancer (CRC) has worse health outcomes than in Non-IBD Associated CRC Patients.." Presented at American College of Gastroenterology 2015 Annual Meeting, . (October 2015)

"Developing a Diagnostic Paradigm for Identification of Internal Intestinal Fistulas: An Appraisal of Common Imaging Modalities." Presented at American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 2015 Annual meeting, . (May 2015)

"Risk factors for Surgical Site Infection (SSI) in open and laparoscopic Hartmann’s closure: A multivariate analysis." Presented at Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, . (April 2015)

"Impact of Obesity on Short-term Outcomes after Laparoscopic Colorectal Resections: A Multivariate Analysis." Presented at . American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 2015 Annual meeting, . (June 2015)

"Laparoscopic Repair of Perineal Hernia." Presented at American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 2015 Annual meeting, . (May 2015)

 

Professional Activities

present Mock Oral Boards for Senior Residents. Ohio State University.
present Mock Oral Boards for Senior Residents. Ohio State University.
present Medical School Screener. Ohio State University.
present General Surgery Residency Interviews. Ohio State University.
present Urogynecology Fellowship Interviews. Ohio State University.
present Mock Oral Boards for Senior Residents. Riverside Methodist Hospital.
 

Unpublished Works

Latchana N, Brathwaite S, Esemuede I, Harzman A, Arnold M, Husain S. Colonovaginal Fistulas: Description of a Novel Endoscopic Diagnostic Technique and Summary of Clinical Experience. February 2016.

Tuthill S, Harzman A, Arnold M, Husain S. Impact of Obesity on Short-term Outcomes after Laparoscopic Colorectal Resections: A Multivariate Analysis. January 0.

Esemuede I, Goel A, Latchana N, Harzman A, Arnold M and Husain S. Developing a Diagnostic Paradigm for Identification of Internal Intestinal Fistulas: An Appraisal of Common Imaging Modalities. January 0.

Huang R, Harzman A, Arnold M, Abdel-Rasoul M, Husain S. Short-term Outcomes of Laparoscopic vs. Open Treatment of Internal Enteric Fistulae – a Logistic Regression Analysis. January 0.

Husain S. Laparoscopic Resection Rectopexy with Inferior Mesenteric Vessel Preservation – A Novel Approach to Full Thickness Rectal Prolapse. January 0.