Brian R. Smith

Associate Professor of Surgery & General Surgery Residency Program Director, Surgery
School of Medicine

Chief, Surgical Services, VA Healthcare System Long Beach


M.D.

Phone: (714) 456-8598
Fax: (714) 456-3967
Email: smithbr@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
333 City Blvd., West, Suite 1600
Orange, CA 92868

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Research
Interests
Surgical outcomes; Gastric adenocarcinoma; H. pylori; Peptic ulcer disease; Surgical education
   
Academic
Distinctions
2016 Golden Scalpel Award for medical student teaching.
Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center

2016 Physician of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association

2015 Physician of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association

2015 John E. Connolly Award for resident teaching
Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center

2015 Outstanding GME Service Award
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

2015 Golden Scalpel Award for medical student teaching, Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center

2015 Nomination for the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, Gold Humanism Honor Society at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

2014 Physician of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association

2013 John E. Connolly Award for resident teaching
Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center

2013 Physician of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association

2012 Golden Apple Award for medical student teaching
University of California School of Medicine

2012 Physician of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association

2012 Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2012-2013

2011 American College of Surgeons 2011 Health Policy Scholar

2011 John E. Connolly Award for resident teaching
Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center
Irvine, CA

2011 Golden Scalpel Award for medical student teaching
Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center
Irvine, CA

2010 John E. Connolly Award for resident teaching
Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center
Irvine, CA

2010 Golden Scalpel Award for medical student teaching
Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center
Irvine, CA


2009 John E. Connolly Award for resident teaching
Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center
Irvine, CA

2009 Golden Scalpel Award for medical student teaching
Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center
Irvine, CA

2009 American College of Surgeons Southern California Chapter
Young Surgeon Representative
Santa Barbara, CA

2008 American College of Surgeons Southern California Chapter
Young Surgeon’s Travel Stipend
Santa Barbara, CA

2007 Chief Resident Teacher of the Year
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Class of 2007
Torrance, CA

2006 First Prize
Annual Resident Research Competition
American College of Surgeons, Southern California Chapter
“Aggressive D2 Lymphadenectomy is Required for Accurate Pathologic Staging of Gastric Adenocarcinoma”

2005 Second Prize
Annual Resident Research Competition
American College of Surgeons, Southern California Chapter
“Emerging Trends in Peptic Ulcer Disease and Damage Control Surgery in the H. pylori Era”

1999 Class Valedictorian
Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

1991 Regents’ Scholar
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California
   
Publications Journal Publications

1. Feledy JA, Goodman CM, Taylor T, Stal S, Smith B, Hollier L. Vertical facial distraction in the treatment of arhinia. Plast Reconstr Surg 2004 Jun;113(7):2061-6.

2. Stabile BE, Smith BR, Weeks DL. Helicobacter pylori infection and surgical disease---part I. Curr Probl Surg. 2005 Nov;42(11):756-89.

3. Stabile BE, Smith BR, Weeks DL. Helicobacter pylori infection and surgical disease--part II.Curr Probl Surg. 2005 Dec;42(12):796-862.

4. Smith BR, Stabile BE. Emerging trends in peptic ulcer disease and damage control surgery in the H. pylori era. Am Surg. 2005 Sep;71(9):797-801.

5. Smith BR, Stabile BE. Aggressive D2 lymphadenectomy is required for accurate pathological staging of gastric adenocarcinoma. Am Surg 2006 Oct;72(10):849-52

6. Smith BR, Stabile BE. Gastric Adenocarcinoma: Reduction of perioperative mortality by avoidance of nontherapeutic laparotomy. J Gastrointest Surg 2007 Feb;11(2):127-32.

7. Rosing DK, Smith BR, Konyalian V, Putnam B. Penetrating traumatic thoracic duct injury treated successfully with Octreotide therapy. J Trauma 2008 Feb.

8. Nguyen NT, Hinojosa MW, Smith BR, Reavis KM, Wilson SE. Advances in circular stapling technique for gastric bypass: transoral placement of the anvil. Obes Surg 2008 May;18(5):611-4.

9. Nguyen NT, Reavis KM, El-badawi K, Hinojosa MW, Smith BR. Minimally Invasive Surgical Enucleation or Esophagogastrectomy for Benign Tumor of the Esophagus. Surg Innov 2008 Jun;5(2):120-5.

10. Reavis KM, Hinojosa MW, Smith BR, Nguyen NT. Single-laparoscopic incision transabdominal surgery sleeve gastrectomy. Obes Surg 2008;18:1492-4.

11. Nguyen NT, Reavis KM, Hinojosa MW, Smith BR, Wilson SE. Laparoscopic transumbilical cholecystectomy without visible abdominal scars. J Gastrointest Surg 2009;13:1125-8.

12. Nguyen NT, Hinojosa MW, Smith BR, Gray J, Reavis KM. Thoracoscopic construction of an intrathoracic esophagogastric anastomosis using a circular stapler: transoral placement of the
anvil. Ann Thorac Surg 2008 Sept;86(3):989-92.

13. Smith BR, Hinojosa MW, Reavis KM, Nguyen NT. Outcomes of esophagectomy according tosurgeon’s training: general vs. thoracic. J Gastrointest Surg 2008;12:1907-11.

14. Nguyen NT, Hinojosa MW, Smith BR, Verela JE. Improvement of Restrictive and Obstructive Pulmonary Mechanics Following Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery. Surg Endosc 2009;23:808-12.

15. Nguyen NT, Hinojosa MW, Smith BR, Reavis KM. Single Laparoscopic Incision Transabdominal (SLIT) Surgery—Adjustable Gastric Banding: A Novel Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach. Obes Surg 2008;18:1628-31.

16. Nguyen NT, Reavis KM, Hinojosa MW, Smith BR, Wilson SE. Laparoscopic transumbilical sleeve gastrectomy without visible abdominal scars. Surg Obes Relat Dis 2009;5:275-7.

17. Hinojosa MW, Varela JE, Parkih D, Smith BR, Nguyen X, Nguyen NT. National trends in utilization and outcome of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Surg Obes Relat Dis 2009;5:150-5.

18. Reavis KM, Smith BR, Hinojosa MW, Nguyen NT. Outcomes of esophagectomy at academic medical centers: as association between volume and outcome. Am Surg 2008;74:939-43.

19. Smith BR, Hinojosa MW, Reavis KM, Nguyen NT. Remission of diabetes after laparoscopic gastric bypass. Am Surg 2008;74:948-52.

20. Reavis KM, Hinojosa MW, Smith BR, Nguyen NT. Treatment of chronic obstruction as late complication of adjustable gastric band. Surg Obes Relat Dis 2008;4:770-2.

21. Smith BR, Schauer P, Nguyen NT. Surgical approaches to obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus.Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 2008;4:943-64.

22. Hinojosa MW, Varela JE, Che FM, Smith BR, Nguyen NT. Resolution of Systemic Hypertension Following Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass. J Gastrointest Surg 2009;13:793-7.

23. Nguyen NT, Hinojosa MW, Smith BR, Chang KJ, Gray J, Hoyt D. Minimally invasive esophagectomy: lessons learned from 104 operations. Ann Surg 2008;248:1081-91.

24. Nguyen NT, Reavis KM, Hinojosa MW, Smith BR, Stamos MJ. A single-port technique for laparoscopic extended stapled appendectomy. Surg Innov 2009;16:78-81.

25. Nguyen NT, Slone J, Reavis KM, Woolridge J, Smith BR, Chang K. Laparoscopic transumbilical gastrojejunostomy: an advanced anastomotic procedure performed through a single site. J
Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2009;19:199-201.

26. Nguyen XM, Lane J, Smith BR, Nguyen NT. Changes in inflammatory biomarkers across weight classes in a representative US population: a link between obesity and inflammation. J Gastrointest Surg 2009;13:1205-12.

27. Hinojosa MW, Mailey BA, Smith BR, Reavis KM, Nguyen NT. Minimally invasive Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy for gastric cardia cancer. Surg Endosc 2009;May 19.

28. Van Natta TL, Smith BR, Bricker SD, Putnam BA. Hilar control in penetrating chest trauma: a simplified approach to an underutilized maneuver. J Trauma 2009;66:1564-9.

29. Smith BR, Stabile BE. The extreme aggressiveness and lethality of gastric adenocarcinoma in the very young. Arch Surg 2009;144:506-10.

30. Nguyen NT, Slone J, Wooldridge J, Smith BR, Reavis KM, Hoyt D. Minimally invasive esophagectomy without the use of postoperative nasogastric tube decompression. Am Surg 2009;75:929-31.

31. Reavis KM, Hinojosa MW, Smith BR, Wooldridge JB, Krishnan S, Nguyen NT. Hospital volume is not a predictor of outcomes after gastrectomy for neoplasm. Am Surg 2009;75:932-6.

32. Nguyen NT, Hohmann S, Slone J, Varela E, Smith BR, Hoyt D. Improved bariatric surgery outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries after implementation of the medicare national coverage
determination. Arch Surg 2010;145:72-8.

33. Smith BR, Wilson SE. Impact of nonresective operations for complicated peptic ulcer disease in a high-risk population. Am Surg 2010;76:1143-6.

34. Smith BR, Chang KJ, Lee JG, Nguyen NT. Staging accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound based on pathologic analysis after minimally invasive esophagectomy. Am Surg 2010;76:1228-31.

35. Smith BR, Schauer P, Nguyen NT. Surgical approaches to the treatment of obesity: bariatric surgery. Med Clin North Am 2011;95:1009-30.

36. Smith BR, Diniz S, Stamos MJ, Nguyen NT. Deep Venous Thrombosis After General Surgical Operations at a University Hospital: Two Year Data from the ACS NSQIP.Arch Surg
2011;146:1424-7.

37. Nguyen A, Vo T, Nguyen XM, Smith BR, Reavis KM. Transoral incisionless fundoplication:initial experience in patients referred to an integrated academic institution. Am Surg. 2011
Oct;77(10):1386-9.

38. Nguyen NT, Rudersdorf PD, Smith BR, Reavis K, Nguyen XM, Stamos MJ. Management of gastrointestinal leaks after minimally invasive esophagectomy: conventional treatments vs.
endoscopic stenting. J Gastrointest Surg 2011;15:1952-60.

39. Nguyen NT, Smith BR, Reavis KM, Nguyen XM, Nguyen B, Stamos MJ.J Strategic laparoscopic surgery for improved cosmesis in general and bariatric surgery: analysis of initial 127 cases.
Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2012 May;22(4):355-61. Epub 2012 Mar 6.

40. Masoomi H, Reavis KM, Smith BR, Kim H, Stamos MJ, Nguyen NT. Risk factors for acute respiratory failure in bariatric surgery: data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2006-2008.
Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2012 Mar 21

41. Johnston AR, Jensen JL, Smith BR. A case report of florid gastritis cystic profunda with associated adenocarcinoma and multifocal granular cell tumors. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2012
Sept;136:1008.

42. Masoomi H, Nguyen NT, Stamos MJ, Smith BR. Overview of Outcomes of Laparoscopic and Open Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in the United States. Surg Technol Int. 2012 Sep 30.

43. Richardson JF, Lee JG, Smith BR, Nguyen B, Pham KP, Nguyen NT. Laparoscopic transgastric endoscopy after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: case series and review of the literature. Am Surg. 2012
Oct;78(10):1182-6.

44. Masoomi H, Nguyen B, Smith BR, Stamos MJ, Nguyen NT. Predictive factors of acute respiratory failure in esophagectomy for esophageal malignancy. Am Surg. 2012
Oct;78(10):1024-8.

45. Nguyen NT, Nguyen B, Shih A, Smith B, Hohmann S. Use of laparoscopy in general surgical operations at academic centers. Surg Obes Relat Dis 2013 Jan;9(1):15-20.

46. Patel MS, Khalsa B, Rama A, Jafari F, Salibian A, Hoyt DB, Stamos MJ, Smith BR. Early intervention to promote medical student interest in surgery and the surgical subspecialties. J Surg
Educ 2013 Jan;70(1):81-6.

47. Nguyen NT, Nguyen B, Smith B, Reavis KM, Elliott C, Hohmann S. Proposal for a bariatric mortality risk classification system for patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis.
2013 Mar-Apr;9(2):239-46

48. Jafari MD, Halabi WJ, Smith BR, Nguyen VQ, Phelan MJ, Stamos MJ, Nguyen NT. A decade analysis of trends and outcomes of partial versus total esophagectomy in the United States. Ann Surg 2013 Sept;258(3):450-8.

49. Jafari MD, Jafari F, Young MT, Smith BR, Phalen MJ, Nguyen NT. Volume and outcome relationship in bariatric surgery in the laparoscopic era. Surg Endosc 2013 Dec;27(12):4539-46.

50. Gebhart A, Vu S, Armstrong C, Smith BR, Nguyen NT. Initial outcomes of laparoscopic paraesophageal hiatal hernia repair with mesh. Am Surg 2013;79(10):1017-1021.

51. Armstrong C, Gebhart A, Smith BR, Nguyen NT. Minimally invasive resection of benign gastric tumors in challenging locations: prepyloric region or gastroesophageal junction. Am Surg
2013;79(10):968-972.

52. Mowlds DS, Patel MS, Khalsa B, Foe-Parker JE, Salibian AA, Rama A, Jafari F, Whealon MD,Hoyt DB, Stamos MJ, Endres JE, Smith BR. Preparing Senior Medical Students for Surgical Internship: The Value of a Half-Day Intervention. Am Surg 2014 Jan;80(1):102-4.

53. Gifford E, Galante J, Kaji AH, Nguyen V, Nelson MT, Sidwell RA, Hartranft T, Jarman B,Melcher M, Reeves M, Reid C, Jacobsen GR, Thompson J, Are C, Smith B, Arnell T, Hines OJ,
7 de Virgilio C. Factors associated with general surgery residents' desire to leave residency programs: a multi-institutional study.JAMA Surg 2014 Sep;149(9):948-53.

54. Young MT, Gebhart A, Khalaf R, Toomari N, Vu S, Smith B, Nguyen NT. One-year outcomes of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy versus laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for the
treatment of morbid obesity. Am Surg 2014 Oct;80(10):1049-53.

55. Khalsa B, Rudersdorf P, Dave D, Smith BR, and Lall C. 63-Year-Old Male with Gastric Outlet Obstruction. Case Rep Radiol. 2014 Sept;767165.

56. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Carmichael JC, Smith BR, Mills S, Pigazzi A, Nguyen NT, Stamos MJ. A comparison of outcomes of emergent, urgent, and elective surgical treatment of diverticulitis.
Am J Surg. 2015 Jun 3.

57. Kim JJ, Kim DY, Kaji AH, Gifford ED, Reid C, Sidwell RA, Reeves ME, Hartranft TH, Inaba K,Jarman BT, Are C, Galante JM, Amersi F, Smith BR, Melcher ML, Nelson MT, Donahue T,Jacobsen G, Arnell TD, de Virgilio C. Reading Habits of General Surgery Residents and Association With American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination Performance. JAMA Surg. 2015 Sep 1;150(9):882-9.

58. Kim JJ, Gifford ED, Moazzez A, Sidwell RA, Reeves ME, Hartranft TH, Inaba K, Jarman BT,Are C, Galante JM, Amersi F, Smith BR, Melcher ML, Nelson MT, Donahue T, Jacobsen G,
Arnell TD, Lee S, Neville A, Virgilio C. Program Factors That Influence American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination Performance: A Multi-Institutional Study. J Surg Educ. 2015
Aug 26.

59. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Phelan M, Smith BR, Stamos MJ. Outcomes of Open, Laparoscopic, and Robotic Abdominoperineal Resections in Patients With Rectal Cancer. Dis Colon Rectum. 2015 Dec; 58(12):1123-9.
   
  BOOK CHAPTERS

BC1. L. Behrens & L. Rosen. B. Smith, contributing author. Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 1994.

BC2. Stabile BE, Smith BR. Cancer of the Stomach: Surgical Management. Principles and Practice of Surgical Oncology. New York, NY: LL&W 2009

BC3. Smith BR, Nguyen NT. Pathophysiology of the Pneumoperitoneum. Morbid Obesity:Perioperative Management, 2nd edition. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge Univ Press 2010.

BC4. Richardson JF, Smith BR. Laparoscopic Gastric Banding. SAGES Manual, 3rd edition.New York, NY: Springer 2012.

BC5. Smith BR, Nguyen NT. Gastric Surgery. Master Techniques in Surgery. Michael S.Nussbaum, ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013.

BC6. Narayan RR, Smith BR. Strategies for Reducing Variation in Surgical Outcomes.Complications in Surgery and Trauma, 2nd edition. Stephen M Cohen & Matthew O Dolich, eds. London, United Kingdom: Informa 2014.

BC7. Smith BR, Nguyen NT. Laparoscopic Appendectomy. Current Surgical Therapy 11th edition. John Cameron, ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier 2014.

BC8. Smith BR, Nguyen NT. Gastric Bypass. Master Techniques in Surgery: Esophageal Surgery. James Luketich, ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014.

BC9. Sgroi, M & Smith, BR. Bloody Emesis. Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review. De Virgilio C. 1st edition. New York, NY: Springer, 2015.

BC10. Sgroi, M & Smith, BR. Severe Epigastric Abdominal Pain After Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review. De Virgilio C. 1st edition. New York, NY: Springer, 2015.

BC11. Sgroi, M & Smith, BR. Weight Loss and Early Satiety. Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review. De Virgilio C. 1st edition. New York, NY: Springer, 2015.

BC12. Sgroi, M & Smith, BR. Chest Pain After Vomiting. Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review. De Virgilio C. 1st edition. New York, NY: Springer 2015.
   
Professional
Societies
American College of Surgeons
Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surge
American Medical Association
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
California Chapter of the ASMBS
Los Angeles Surgical Society
Pacific Coast Surgical Association
Association of VA Surgeons
Southwestern Surgical Congress
   
   
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