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

Safety of open ventral hernia repair in high-risk patients with metabolic syndrome: A multi-institutional analysis of 39,118 cases
Zavlin, D, Jubbal, KT, Van Eps, JL, Bass, BL, Ellsworth, WA, Echo, A, Friedman, JD & Dunkin, BJ 2017, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. DOI: 10.1016/j.soard.2017.09.521

ASGE EndoVators Summit: Defining the Role and Value of Endoscopic Therapies in Obesity Management
Ryou, M, McQuaid, KR, Thompson, CC, Edmundowic, S, Mergener, K, Ryou, M, McQuaid, KR, McQuaid, KR, Thompson, CC, Edmundowicz, S, Mergener, K, Dayyeh, BA, Apovian, C, Burke, C, Chand, B, Chandraker, A, Deas, T, Dietz, W, Dunkin, B, Ernest, O, Faigel, D, Garber, S, Hamdy, O, Kaplan, L, Kumar, N, Kushner, R, Larsen, MC, Lerner, H, Littenberg, G, Mantzoros, C, Mattar, S, Moore, R, Rinella, M, Rothstein, R, Schillinger, D, Spring, B, Sullivan, S, Tice, J, Vargo, J, Wilson, E, Woods, K, Zundel, N & Asge Endovators Task Force 2017, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, pp. 1-12. DOI: 10.1007/s11605-017-3609-5

ASGE EndoVators Summit: Defining the Role and Value of Endoscopic Therapies in Obesity Management
Ryou, M, McQuaid, KR, Thompson, CC, Edmundowicz, S, Mergener, K, Abu Dayyeh, B, Apovian, C, Burke, C, Chand, B, Chandraker, A, Deas, T, Dietz, W, Dunkin, B, Ernest, O, Faigel, D, Garber, S, Hamdy, O, Kaplan, L, Kumar, N, Kushner, R, Larsen, MC, Lerner, H, Littenberg, G, Mantzoros, C, Mattar, S, Moore, R, Rinella, M, Rothstein, R, Schillinger, D, Spring, B, Sullivan, S, Tice, J, Vargo, J, Wilson, E, Woods, K, Zundel, N & Asge Endovators Task Force 2017, Obesity Surgery, pp. 1-12. DOI: 10.1007/s11695-017-2948-3

ASGE EndoVators Summit: defining the role and value of endoscopic therapies in obesity management
Ryou, M, McQuaid, KR, Thompson, CC, Edmundowicz, S, Mergener, K, Dayyeh, BA, Apovian, C, Burke, C, Chand, B, Chandraker, A, Deas, T, Dietz, W, Dunkin, B, Ernest, O, Faigel, D, Garber, S, Hamdy, O, Kaplan, L, Kumar, N, Kushner, R, Larsen, MC, Lerner, H, Littenberg, G, Mantzoros, C, Mattar, S, Moore, R, Rinella, M, Rothstein, R, Schillinger, D, Spring, B, Sullivan, S, Tice, J, Vargo, J, Wilson, E, Woods, K, Zundel, N & Asge Endovators Task Force 2017, Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, pp. 1-13. DOI: 10.1007/s00464-017-5934-x

ASGE EndoVators Summit: Defining the role and value of endoscopic therapies in obesity management
Ryou, M, McQuaid, KR, Thompson, CC, Edmundowicz, S, Mergener, K, Dayyeh, BA, Apovian, C, Burke, C, Chand, B, Chandraker, A, Deas, T, Dietz, W, Dunkin, B, Ernest, O, Faigel, D, Garber, S, Hamdy, O, Kaplan, L, Kumar, N, Kushner, R, Larsen, MC, Lerner, H, Littenberg, G, Mantzoros, C, Mattar, S, Moore, R, Rinella, M, Rothstein, R, Schillinger, D, Spring, B, Sullivan, S, Tice, J, Vargo, J, Wilson, E, Woods, K & Zundel, N 2017, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, vol 13, no. 11, pp. 1805-1816. DOI: 10.1016/j.soard.2017.08.024

ASGE EndoVators Summit: Defining the role and value of endoscopic therapies in obesity management
Ryou, M, McQuaid, KR, Thompson, CC, Edmundowicz, S, Mergener, K, Abu Dayyeh, B, Apovian, C, Burke, C, Chand, B, Chandraker, A, Deas, T, Dietz, W, Dunkin, B, Ernest, O, Faigel, D, Garber, S, Hamdy, O, Kaplan, L, Kumar, N, Kushner, R, Larsen, MC, Lerner, H, Littenberg, G, Mantzoros, C, Mattar, S, Moore, R, Rinella, M, Rothstein, R, Schillinger, D, Spring, B, Sullivan, S, Tice, J, Vargo, J, Wilson, E, Woods, K, Zundel, N, ASGE EndoVators Task Force & Reprint requests: Kenneth R. McQuaid, MD, FASGE, San Francisco VA Healthcare System, University of California San Francisco. 2017, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, vol 86, no. 5, pp. 757-767. DOI: 10.1016/j.gie.2017.08.004

Global Laparoscopy Positioning System with a Smart Trocar (82)
Joerger, G, Huang, AY, Bass, BL, Dunkin, BJ & Garbey, M 2017, . in 2017, IEEE BIBE: IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering. IEEE.

A method for going from 2D laparoscope to 3D acquisition of surface landmarks by a novel computer vision approach
Garbey, M, Nguyen, TB, Huang, AY, Fikfak, V & Dunkin, BJ 2017, International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, pp. 1-14. DOI: 10.1007/s11548-017-1655-9

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, pp. 1-10. DOI: 10.1007/s00464-017-5758-8

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: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.07.010

SAGES endoluminal treatments for GERD
Pearl, J, Pauli, E, Dunkin, B & Stefanidis, D 2017, Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, pp. 1-8. DOI: 10.1007/s00464-017-5639-1

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: 10.1007/s00464-017-5663-1

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: 10.1007/s00464-017-5690-y

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: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.06.006

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: 10.1007/s00464-016-5390-z

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: 10.1007/s00464-017-5463-7

Characterization of ventral incisional hernia and repair using shear wave elastography
Chaudhry, A, Fernandez-Moure, JS, Shajudeen, PS, Van Eps, JL, Cabrera, FJ, Weiner, BK, Dunkin, BJ, Tasciotti, E & Righetti, R 2017, Journal of Surgical Research, vol 210, pp. 244-252. DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2016.11.041

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: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.09.029

The SmartOR: A Distributed Sensor Network to Improve Operating Room (OR) Efficiency
Garbey, M, Dunkin, B, Bass, BL, Joerger, G, Salmon, R, Fikfak, V & Huang, AY 2016, . in Surgical Endoscopy: And Other Interventional Techniques Official Journal of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). Supplement 1 edn, vol. 30, Springer US, pp. S257, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 16–19 March 2016 , Boston, MA, United States, 3/16/16. DOI: 10.1007/s00464-016-4770-8

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: 10.1016/j.procs.2017.05.228