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

Proficiency-based preparation significantly improves FES certification performance
Guzzetta, AA, Weis, JJ, Hennessy, SA, Willis, RE, Wilcox, V, Dunkin, BJ, Hogg, DC & Scott, DJ 2018, Surgical Endoscopy, vol. 32, no. 11, pp. 4451-4457. DOI: 10.1007/s00464-018-6190-4

In reply: How we measure surgical trainee performance matters
Gardner, AK & Dunkin, BJ 2018, JAMA Surgery, vol. 153, no. 9. DOI: 10.1001/jamasurg.2018.1655

The SAGES Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy program (FUSE): history, development, and purpose
Fuchshuber, P, Schwaitzberg, S, Jones, D, Jones, SB, Feldman, L, Munro, M, Robinson, T, Purcell-Jackson, G, Mikami, D, Madani, A, Brunt, M, Dunkin, B, Gugliemi, C, Groah, L, Lim, R, Mischna, J & Voyles, CR 2018, Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, vol. 32, no. 6, pp. 2583-2602. DOI: 10.1007/s00464-017-5933-y

SAGES’s advanced GI/MIS fellowship curriculum pilot project
Weis, JJ, Goldblatt, M, Pryor, A, Dunkin, BJ, Brunt, LM, Jones, DB & Scott, DJ 2018, Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, vol. 32, no. 6, pp. 2613-2619. DOI: 10.1007/s00464-018-6020-8

A modern framework for transfer of simulation-based training to the operating room for practicing surgeons
Zajac, S & Dunkin, BJ 2018, JAMA Surgery, vol. 153, no. 6, pp. 590-591. DOI: 10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0137

All in: expansion of the acquisition of data for outcomes and procedure transfer (ADOPT) program to an entire SAGES annual meeting hands-on hernia course
Dort, J, Trickey, A, Paige, J, Schwarz, E, Cecil, T, Coleman, M & Dunkin, B 2018, Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, pp. 1-7. DOI: 10.1007/s00464-018-6196-y

Evaluation of validity evidence for personality, emotional intelligence, and situational judgment tests to identify successful residents
Gardner, AK & Dunkin, BJ 2018, JAMA Surgery, vol. 153, no. 5, pp. 409-415. DOI: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5013

Global laparoscopy positioning system with a smart trocar
Joerger, G, Huang, A, Bass, B, Dunkin, B & Garbey, M 2018, . in Proceedings - 2017 IEEE 17th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2017. vol. 2018-January, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. pp. 359-366, 17th IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2017, Herndon, United States, 10/23/17. DOI: 10.1109/BIBE.2017.00-28

The SAGES flexible endoscopy course for fellows: a worthwhile investment in furthering surgical endoscopy
Kucera, W, Nealeigh, M, Dunkin, B, Ritter, EM & Gardner, A 2018, Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques. DOI: 10.1007/s00464-018-6395-6

Applicant perceptions of new selection systems are a function of their performance in the selection procedure
Gardner, AK & Dunkin, BJ 2018, American Journal of Surgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2018.09.030

ASGE EndoVators Summit: Defining the Role and Value of Endoscopic Therapies in Obesity Management
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
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
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, 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
ASGE EndoVators Task Force 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. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

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

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

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

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