Brian J. Dunkin, MD, FACS

John F., Jr. and Carolyn Bookout Chair in Surgical Innovation and Technology, Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education
Professor of Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

Dr. Dunkin joined the faculty of the University of Maryland in Baltimore as an Assistant Professor of Surgery in 1997. While there, he was also an attending physician at the VA Medical Center. Dr. Dunkin later accepted an appointment at the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Florida where he would soon be promoted to an Associate Professor. With a particular interest in teaching and mentoring, Dr. Dunkin has a long history in training the next generation of surgeons. He assumed his current positions at Houston Methodist in 2007, and is responsible for the development of education programs at MITIE that use virtual reality simulation, robotics, telepresence, and preclinical models.

Description of Research

Dr. Dunkin's research centers on the development of novel methods and devices for endoscopic surgery, as well as the use of cutting-edge technology in the development of improved training programs for surgeons.

Areas Of Expertise

Surgery Endoscopic surgery Laparoendoscopic surgery
Education & Training

Clinical Fellowship , The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Internship , George Washington University
MD , University of Nevada, Reno
Publications

Routine use of mesh during hiatal closure is safe with no increase in adverse sequelae
Abu Saleh, WK, Morris, LM, Tariq, N, Kim, MP, Chan, EY, Meisenbach, LM, Dunkin, BJ, Sherman, V, Rosenberg, W, Bass, BL, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Reardon, P & Khaitan, PG 2017, Surgical endoscopy. DOI:

Educational implications for surgical telementoring: a current review with recommendations for future practice, policy, and research
Augestad, KM, Han, H, Paige, J, Ponsky, T, Schlachta, CM, Dunkin, B & Mellinger, J 2017, Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, pp. 1-11. DOI:

SAGES endoluminal treatments for GERD
Pearl, J, Pauli, E, Dunkin, B & Stefanidis, D 2017, Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, pp. 1-8. DOI:

Passing the fundamentals of endoscopic surgery (FES) exam: linking specialty choice and attitudes about endoscopic surgery to success
Gardner, AK, Ujiki, MB & Dunkin, BJ 2017, Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, pp. 1-4. DOI:

SAGE(S) advice: application of a standardized train the trainer model for faculty involved in a Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) hands-on course
Wyles, SM, Schwarz, E, Dort, J, Tariq, N, Cecil, T, Coleman, MG, Paige, J & Dunkin, BJ 2017, Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, pp. 1-6. DOI:

The SmartOR: a distributed sensor network to improve operating room efficiency
Huang, AY, Joerger, G, Fikfak, V, Salmon, R, Dunkin, BJ, Bass, BL & Garbey, M 2017, Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, pp. 1-6. DOI:

Can We Get Faculty Interviewers on the Same Page? An Examination of a Structured Interview Course for Surgeons
Gardner, AK, DOnofrio, BC & Dunkin, BJ 2017, Journal of Surgical Education. DOI:

Multiscale Modeling of Surgical Flow in a Large Operating Room Suite: Understanding the Mechanism of Accumulation of Delays in Clinical Practice
Garbey, M, Joerger, G, Rambourg, J, Dunkin, B & Bass, B 2017, Procedia Computer Science, vol 108, pp. 1863-1872. DOI:

The Science of Selection: Using Best Practices From Industry to Improve Success in Surgery Training
Gardner, AK, Grantcharov, T & Dunkin, BJ 2017, Journal of Surgical Education. DOI:

Hands-on 2.0: improving transfer of training via the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Acquisition of Data for Outcomes and Procedure Transfer (ADOPT) program
Dort, J, Trickey, A, Paige, J, Schwarz, E & Dunkin, B 2016, Surgical endoscopy. DOI:

A perverse quality incentive in surgery: implications of reimbursing surgeons less for doing laparoscopic surgery
Fader, AN, Xu, T, Dunkin, BJ & Makary, MA 2016, Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, vol 30, no. 11, pp. 4665-4667. DOI:

Selection bias: examining the feasibility, utility, and participant receptivity to incorporating simulation into the general surgery residency selection process
Gardner, AK, Steffes, CP, Nepomnayshy, D, Nicholas, C, Widmann, WD, Fitzgibbons, SC, Dunkin, BJ, Jones, DB & Paige, JT 2016, American journal of surgery. DOI:

Project 6 Summit: SAGES telementoring initiative
Schlachta, CM, Nguyen, NT, Ponsky, T & Dunkin, B 2016, Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, vol 30, no. 9, pp. 3665-3672. DOI:

Image-guided simulation of tissue deformation using a mechanical model on a surgical application
Nguyen, TB, Huang, AY, Fikfak, V, Dunkin, BJ & Garbey, M 2016, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, pp. 1-9. DOI:

Increased use of surgical energy promotes methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in rabbits following open ventral hernia mesh repair
Fernandez-Moure, JS, van Eps, JL, Peress, L, Cantu, C, Olsen, RJ, Jenkins, L, Cabrera, FJ, Tasciotti, E, Weiner, BK & Dunkin, BJ 2016, Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, pp. 1-9. DOI:

Pseudoachalasia presenting 20 years after Nissen fundoplication: A case report
Lai, CN, Krishnan, K, Kim, MP, Dunkin, BJ & Gaur, P 2016, Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, vol 11, no. 1, 96. DOI:

Guidelines for privileging and credentialing physicians in gastrointestinal endoscopy
Pearl, J, Fellinger, E, Dunkin, B, Pauli, E, Trus, T, Marks, J, Fanelli, R, Meara, M, Stefanidis, D & Richardson, W 2016, Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, pp. 1-7. DOI:

Is current surgery resident and GI fellow training adequate to pass FES?
Gardner, AK, Scott, DJ, Willis, RE, van Sickle, K, Truitt, MS, Uecker, J, Brown, KM, Marks, JM & Dunkin, BJ 2016, Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, pp. 1-7. DOI:

Changing attitudes and improving skills: demonstrating the value of the SAGES flexible endoscopy course for fellows
Gardner, AK, Marks, JM, Pauli, EM, Majumder, A & Dunkin, BJ 2016, Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, pp. 1-6. DOI:

Simulation-Based Selection of Surgical Trainees: Considerations, Challenges, and Opportunities
Gardner, AK, Ritter, EM, Paige, JT, Ahmed, RA, Fernandez, G & Dunkin, BJ 2016, Journal of the American College of Surgeons. DOI: