Michael Meara, MD, General Surgery, Columbus, OH, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

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General Surgery Columbus, OH

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Associate Professor of Surgery

Overview of Dr. Meara

I completed my undergraduate education at Washington University in St. Louis and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Biology in 2003. I then attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and completed my medical degree in 2007. That year, I began my general surgery training at East Carolina University/Vidant Medical Center Surgical Residency Program. I completed this program in 2013 and was chosen by my peers to serve as Administrative Chief Resident during the 2012-2013 academic year. In residency, during our dedicated research/education year, I chose to pursue and complete a Masters of Business Administration at East Carolina University. I served as a Minimally Invasive and Flexible Endoscopy fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Jeffrey Hazey and Vimal Narula from 2013 to 2014. This fellowship consisted of a clinical year that focused primarily on advanced therapeutic endoscopic techniques including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and minimally invasive hernia surgery.

Upon completion of my fellowship in 2014, I joined the faculty of The Ohio State University as an Assistant Professor of Surgery, with my clinical practice largely located at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center Hospital East. I have developed a clinical and research practice focused on advanced therapeutic endoscopy, surgical robotics, and surgical education. In November of 2015, I revitalized The Ohio State University General Surgery Robotics program which had laid dormant for two years with the departure of the last operating robotic general surgeon. In three short years, we have built a nationally recognized robotics program with a significant impact on the surgical residents and fellows. Our graduating residents complete between fifty to seventy robotics cases during their general surgery rotation at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center East, ranking them among the top in the country for graduating case volume.

Education & Training

  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
    Ohio State University College of MedicineFellowship, Minimally Invasive / Endoscopic Surgery, 2013 - 2014
  • E Carolina University School of MedicineChief Residency, General Surgery, 2012 - 2013
  • Pitt County Memorial Hospital
    Pitt County Memorial HospitalResidency, General Surgery, 2008 - 2012
  • East Carolina University College of BusinessMBA, Business Administration, 2009 - 2010
  • The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
    The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina UniversityInternship, General Surgery, 2007 - 2008
  • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
    University of Oklahoma College of MedicineClass of 2007, MD
  • Washington University in St. LouisBS, Computer Science, Biology, 1999 - 2003

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2013 - 2022
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2007 - 2013
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Surgical Resident Fellow Teaching Award Awarded By Surgical Residents at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • John Walker Medical Student Education Teaching Award Awarded by Third Year Medical Students at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2017, 2019
  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Emergency Presentations of Diverticulitis  
    Michael Meara, MD, ScienceDirect
  • Incidence of Abdominal Wall Metastases Following Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Placement in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer  
    David S Strosberg, Eleanor Fung, Michael P Meara, Vimal K Narula, Jeffrey W Hazey, Surgical Endoscopy

Lectures

  • Moderator: Complex Abdominal Wall Scientific Session 
    Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD - 4/4/2019
  • Robotic Choledochoduodenostomy for Refractory Benign Biliary Stricture 
    Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD - 4/4/2019
  • Feasibility of a Simulation-Based Elective in Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery for Medical Students. 
    American College of Surgeons - Accredited Education Institutes Consortium. Chicago, IL, USA. - 3/16/2019
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Authored Content

  • SAGES: Robotic Inguinal Hernia PearlsApril 2019
  • Robotic-Assisted Removal of Magnetic Esophageal Sphincter with FundoplicationApril 2018
  • Expect the unexpected: Laparoscopic AdrenalectomyApril 2018
  • A Hybrid Laparoscopic Endoscopic Cystogastrostomy for Pancreatic PseudocystsMarch 2018
  • SAGES: Endoscopic Procedures - Snare PolypectomyMarch 2017
  • SAGES: Minimally Invasive Management of Surgical Emergencies - Laparoscopic Management of Small Bowel ObstructionsMarch 2017
  • Laparoscopic Preperitoneal Repair of Subxiphoid Incisional HerniaOctober 2016
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Grant Support

  • Economic Benchmark of Robotic Training Productivity: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Resident OR Learning EfficiencyIntuitive Surgical2020–Present

Committees

  • Member, Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Flexible Endoscopy Committee 2018 - Present
  • Committe Member, Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Acute Care Surgery Committee 2016 - Present
  • Member, Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Educational Resources Committee 2015 - Present
  • Member, Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Guidelines Committee 2015 - 2018

Research History

  • Surgeon ResearcherI have authored and co-authored 15 peer-reviewed publications and 5 book chapters to date. The results of my research efforts have been presented at meetings, and I am currently involved in several clinical trials. This has resulted in research and grant funding as well as training grants.2013 - Present

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Industry Relationships

  • Consultant, Boston Scientific2019 - Present
  • Consultant, Becton Dickinson2018 - Present
  • Consultant / Proctor, Intuitive Surgical2018 - Present