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Curriculum Vitae

GEORGE KEVIN GILLIAN M.D., F.A.C.S.
CURRICULUM VITAE

Business Contacts
Virginia Hernia and Heartburn Institute
8988 Lorton Station Boulevard, Suite 202
Lorton, VA 22079
703.372.2280 – office
703.372.2024 – fax
Virginiahernia.com office web site
Virginiaheartburn.com office web site

Education and Employment
1984-1988 Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
-Bachelor of Science-Biology and Psychology
1988-1990 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
-First and second years of medical school
1990-1992 University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
-Doctorate of Medicine, May 16, 1992
1992-1993 Department of Surgery, University of Missouri-Columbia
-Resident and Research Fellow
1993-1998 Department of Surgery, Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
-Residency, General Surgery
1998-1999 Minimally Invasive Surgical Training Institute, Baltimore, Maryland
-Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Director – W. Peter Geis MD.
1999-2002 Surgery Associates, Chartered. Clinton, Maryland
2002 – present  Advanced Surgery of Alexandria, President/Treasurer
2012-2015  Virginia Hospital Center

Administrative
2001- 2002 Chief of General Surgery, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Clinton, MD
2000 – 2002 Creator and Surgical Director – Southern Maryland Hospital Reflux Treatment Center.
2002-2007 Director of Inova Alexandria Hospital Heartburn Treatment Center
2007- 2008 Chairman Department of Surgery, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Alexandria, VA
2008-2016 Director of Heartburn Treatment Center, Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, Virginia

2016-present Director of Heartburn Treatment Center, INOVA Alexandria Hospital Center
2008-present Director of the Washington Hernia Center, Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington Virginia
2011-2012 Section Chief, General Surgery, Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington Virginia
2012-present Secretary-Treasurer American Society of General Surgery
2012-present CME Director, American Society of General Surgery

2014-2016 President , American Society of General Surgery

Teaching
1999-2000 Teaching Faculty for Laparoscopic Surgical Courses in: Ventral Hernia, Inguinal Hernia, Colon, GERD/Gastric and Solid Organ at M.I.S.T.I, Baltimore, Maryland
2000-present Teaching Faculty for Laparoscopic Surgical Courses in: Ventral Hernia at St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ.
2000-2001 On-Site Moderator and Distance Learning Faculty for, “A New Perspective On Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Avoiding Complications.” Courses sponsored by Ethicon Endo-Surgery
2000-2002 Course Director for Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair: A Distance Learning Program at GATE Institute, Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD
2000-present Surgical Preceptor for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery for DAVOL Inc., Ethicon Endo-Surgery and Applied Medical
2001-present National Speaker for the Ventral Hernia “Roadshow” sponsored by DAVOL, Inc.
2002-present Course Director for Reducing Anxiety and Expanding Your Skills in Laparoscopic Surgery, a multidisciplinary course sponsored by Ethicon Endo-Surgery at George Washington Hospital Center.
2002 Course Director for Hand-assisted Laparoscopy and Colon Surgery, sponsored by Applied Medical (Gel Port)
2003 Course Faculty, Advanced Surgical Therapies for the Colorectal Patient.Featuring Hand Assisted Colectomy and PPH procedures. Roper Hospital, Charleston, SC. Sponsored By Ethicon Endo-Surgery
2004 Course Faculty, Strategies for Laparoscopic Cholcystectomy,Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication and Hand-Assisted Surgery. Ethicon Endo-Surgery. Cincinnati, OH
2004 Course Faculty, Cholecystectomy,Appendectomy, Ventral Hernia Repair and Lysis of Adhesions. Ethicon-Endo Surgery, Cincinnati, OH
2004,2005 Faculty for Rocky Mountain Advanced Surgical Symposium
2004-present Course Director of Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair courses at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Alexandria, VA. Sponsored by DAVOL, Inc.
2008-present Course Director of Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair courses at Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, VA. Sponsored by DAVOL, Inc.
2004-2006 Guest faculty and live surgery for International Hernia Symposium.Wiesbaden, Germany. Topic – Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia
2009-present Course Director for Reducing Anxiety and Expanding Your Skills in Laparoscopic Surgery, a multidisciplinary course sponsored by Ethicon Endo-Surgery at GATE Institute, Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD
2011,2012 Guest Faculty for Current Trends in the Evaluation & Surgical Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease – A Practical Guide for the General Surgeon, Denver, Colorado. Sponsored by the American Society of General Surgeons

 

Certification
National Board of Medical Examiners Parts I, II, and III
Diplomate of The American Board of Surgery 11/3/99, Certificate # 44627
Recertification The American Board of Surgery 12/10/2009
Meeting MOC requirements
Licensure Maryland # DOO534329
Virginia # 0101232748
DEA # on file

Memberships
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
American Society of General Surgeons ( ASGS)
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgery (SLS)
American Hernia Society

Research Experience
1985-1986 Research Assistant, Transplant Immunology Lab, Duke University
1989 Research Assistant, Washington University School of Medicine
1992–1993 Critical Care Research, University Missouri-Columbia
1998-present Research in Minimally Invasive Surgery
Production of Instructional Videotapes for Laparoscopic Surgery
Clinical Research in Laparoscopic Surgery
2014-2019 LINX Post-Approval Study, Multi-site national study to evaluate LINX antireflux device

Publications
Iliac Vein Injury Called Serious Risk of Lap Anterior Spine Fusion, in Laparoscopic Surgery Update 1999 Vol. 7(4):42-43
An Algorithm for the Treatment of Chronic Pain After Inguinal Herniorrhaphy, W Peter Geis, M.D., Kuldeep Singh,and G Kevin Gillian, M.D., In Nyhus LM, Condon RE, Eds. Hernia 5th edition, Chapter 27 pp 307-315
Curing Reflux and Hiatal Hernias –A Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach, Kevin Gillian, M.D., In Health Scene, Southern Maryland Hospital Center Publications, Winter 1999
Open-minded hernia repair, G Kevin Gillian, M.D, In Contemporary Surgery, Sept 2001, Vol 57,No 9
Laparoscopic Incisional and Ventral Hernia Repair (LIVH): An Evolving Outpatient Technique. G. Kevin Gillian, M.D., W. Peter Geis, M.D., Gary Grover, M.D. JSLS(2002)6:315-322.
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, W Peter Geis, M.D. and G. Kevin Gillian, M.D, In Prevention and Management of Laparoendoscopic Surgical Complications, 2ndedition, pp 185-192
Burst Strength of Ventral Hernia Repairs in a Chronic Porcine Model: Comparison of Repairs Fixated with the SorbaFix™ Fixation System to Those Using Permanent Fixation. G. Kevin Gillian, M.D,, F.A.C.S., Jeffrey R. Scott, Ph,D, Shiow-jyi Wey, Ph.D, Vincent Roy, P.Eng, Ian D. McRury, Ph.D., white paper released 2009 by Davol Inc.
Fixation Burst Strength of Ventral Hernia Repairs: Using the PermaSorb Disposable Fixation Device Compared to Repairs Using Permanent Fixation in an Animal Study, G. Kevin Gillian, M.D,, F.A.C.S., Ian D. McRury, Ph.D, Jeffrey R. Scott, Ph,D, Shiow-jyi Wey, Ph.D, Vincent Roy, P.Eng,., white paper released 2009 by Davol Inc.
Robotic Duodenal Polypectomy and Pyloroplasty, Michael Sosin, M.D, George Gillian, M.D., Journal of Laproendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques & Part B:Videoscopy

Abstracts
Laparoscopic Giant Hiatal Hernia Repair: Technique, Risks and Benefits. G Kevin Gillian, M.D., W. Peter Geis, M.D., Marcos Berry, M.D., Constantinos Stratoulias, M.D. (submitted to SAGES 1999)
Learning Models For Totally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Anastomoses: Design and Implementation. W Peter Geis, M.D., Steven Lincoln, M.D., G. Kevin Gillian, M.D., Thomas Kelly, M.D., Harold Tabaie, M.D. (submitted to The American Association for Thoracic Surgery 1999)
4-D and 6-D Visualization in Minimally Invasive Surgery: Approved Visibility, Safety, and Efficiency. W. Peter Geis, M.D., G. Kevin Gillian, M.D., Marcos Berry, M.D. (Presentation at Medicine Meets Virtual Reality: 7)
Laparoscopic Low Anterior Resections: A Work In Progress, Kevin Gillian, M.D., H Charles Kim, M.D. (submitted to SAGES 1999)
Avoidance of Laparoscopic Port-Site Hernias: Use of Oblique Abdominal Wall Entry With Non-Bladed Trocars. W Peter Geis, M.D., G Kevin Gillian, M.D., Paul C McAfee, M.D., H Charles Kim, M.D., Constantinos Stratoulias, M.D., (submitted to SAGES 1999)
Surgeon Rationale For Use Of Preceptoring In Minimally Invasive Surgery: Experiences And Outcomes. W Peter Geis, M.D., H.Charles Kim, M.D., G Kevin Gillian, M.D. (submitted to SAGES 1999)
Preceptorship Experiences in Minimally Invasive Surgery. W Peter Geis, M.D., Consstantinos Stratoulias, M.D. H Charles Kim. M.D., Paul McAfee, M.D. G. Kevin Gillian, M.D., Marcus Berry, M.D. JSLS (1998)2:359
Laparoscopic Highly Selective Vagotomy (HSV) as a Component of Nissen Fundoplication. Constantinos Straoulias, M.D., W. Peter Geis, M.D., G. Kevin Gillian, M.D., Marcus Berry, M.D. JSLS (1998)2:372
Laparoscopic Pyloroplasty in Patients with Delayed Gastric Emptying. W Peter Geis, M.D. Jeffery T. Zern. M.D. G. Kevin Gillian, M.D., Mark Noar, M.D., Constantinos Stratoulias. Minimally Invasive Therapy& Allied Technologies. 7(1). 1998. Presented at SMIT 10th Annual Meeting.
Laparoscopic Giant Hiatal Hernia Repair: Technique, Risks and Benefits. G Kevin Gillian, M.D., W. Peter Geis, M.D., Marcos Berry, M.D., Constantinos Stratoulias, M.D. JSLS(1998)2:373
The Use of Handoscopy to Facilitate Laparoscopic-Assisted Splenectomy in Patients with Giant Splenomegaly, Kuldeep Singh, M.D., W. Peter Geis, M.D., Kevin Gillian, M.D. JSLS (2000)4:61
Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication and Hiatus Hernia Repair in the Elderly, Constantinos Stratoulias, M.D., W. Peter Geis, M.D., Kevin Gillian, M.D., Jeffery T. Zern, M.D.,
JSLS(2000)4:62
Ventral Heria Repair Strength with the SorbaFix Absorbable Fixation System in a Porcine Model, G. Kevin Gillian, M.D, Hernia(2009)
Robotic Duodenal Polypectomy and Pyloroplasty, Michael Sosin, M.D, George Gillian, M.D. , SAGES Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland. 2103

Presentations
Common Iliac Vein Injury During Laparoscopic Anterior Spine Fusion. G Kevin Gillian, M.D., Marcus Berry, M.D., Constantinos Stratoulias, M.D. Paul McAfee, M.D. W. Peter Geis, M.D. JSLS (1998)2: (Society of Laparoendoscopic SurgeonsEndo Expo ‘98)
Avoidance of Laparoscopic Port-Site Hernias: Use of Oblique Abdominal Wall Entry With Non-Bladed Trocars. W Peter Geis, M.D., G Kevin Gillian, M.D., Paul C McAfee, M.D., H Charles Kim, M.D., Constantinos Stratoulias, M.D., (SAGES 1999)
Laparoscopic Diverting Colostomy for Fournier’s Gangrene, G. Kevin Gillian, M.D. Chiarmonte, Robert, M.D. JSLS (2001)5:403, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 10th International Congress and Endo Expo.
Adult Pyloric Stenosis- A Primary or Secondary Disorder: Laparoscopic Pyloroplasty as Definitive Treatment. Kevin Gillian, M.D., W. Peter Geis, M.D. Constantinos Statoulias, M.D., Jeffery T Zern, M.D., Mark Noar, M.D. JSLS(2000)4:41. 8th Intermational Meeting of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and Endo Expo ’99.
Invited Speaker at International Hernia Society meeting in London 2003
Invited Speaker on the subject of laparoscopic ventral hernia repair for Hernia Repair 2004. The American Hernia Society annual meeting
4th International Hernia Symposium (2004). Wiesbaden, Germany. Invited speaker on IPOM-Kugel Patch
5th International Hernia Symposium (2005). Wiesbaden, Germany. Invited speaker and guest surgeon IPOM-Kugel Patch
6th International Hernia Symposium (2006). Wiesbaden, Germany. Invited speaker and guest surgeon IPOM-Kugel Patch
7th International Hernia Symposium (2007). Wiesbaden, Germany. Invited speaker and guest surgeon IPOM-Kugel Patch and Emergency Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
2009 National Hernia Symposium, Las Vegas, NV. Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair with Absorbable Fixation
Ventral Hernia Repair Strength with the SorbaFix Absorbable Fixation System in a Porcine Model, 4th International Hernia Congress. Berlin, Germany. 2009
Future of Fixation in Ventral Hernia Repair: Should We Compromise on Strength. ,
4th International Hernia Congress. Berlin, Germany. 2009
Ventral and Incisional Hernia Repair, 6th International Congress of the Asia-Pacific Hernia Society (APHS), Seoul, Korea. 2010. Invited Speaker
Emergency Hernia Repair- Laparoscopic Advantages, 6th International Congress of the Asia-Pacific Hernia Society (APHS), Seoul, Korea. 2010. Invited Speaker
Advanced Materials for Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair (Symposium) , 6thInternational Congress of the Asia-Pacific Hernia Society (APHS), Seoul, Korea. 2010. Invited Speaker
Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair (Symposium), Quingdao, China. 2010
Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair (Lecture) Jinan, China. 2010
Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair Technique: Component Separation Technique (Lecture) Jinan, China. 2010
Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia (TEP) Bard Symposium, Taipei, Tiawan. 2010
Component Separation Technique Taiwan Hernia Society Fall Meeting. Invited Speaker. 2010
Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair Taiwan Hernia Society Fall Meeting. Invited Speaker. 2010.
Laparoscopic Nissen & Toupet Fundoplications, American Society of General Surgeons (ASGS) meeting, Denver, Colorado. 2011
Managing Recurrences & the Difficult Hiatal Hernia, American Society of General Surgeons (ASGS) meeting, Denver, Colorado. 2011
Motility Testing for the General Surgeon, American Society of General Surgeons (ASGS) meeting, Denver, Colorado. 2011
Laparoscopic Nissen & Toupet Fundoplications, American Society of General Surgeons (ASGS) meeting, Denver, Colorado. 2012
Managing Recurrences & the Difficult Hiatal Hernia, American Society of General Surgeons (ASGS) meeting, Denver, Colorado. 2012
Robotic Nissen Fundoplication, American Society of General Surgeons (ASGS) meeting, Denver, Colorado. 2012
1998-present Research in Minimally Invasive Surgery
Production of Instructional Videotapes for Laparoscopic SurgeryClinical Research in Laparoscopic Surgery
Outpatient Laparoscopic Hernia Repairs in Older Patients, Society of Laparosendoscopic Surgery (SLS) Annual Meeting, Reston, Virginia. August 2013.
Sports Hernia and the General Surgeon. Can we help?, American Society of General Surgeons (ASGS) meeting, National Harbor, Maryland. Aug 16-17 2013.
Filling the Gaps in GERD Management, 16th Annual DelMarVa SGNA Educational Conference, Annapolis, MD. March 1-2, 2014.
Filling the Gaps in GERD Management, Virginia Association of Physician Assistants Summer CME Conference, July 20-25, 2014
Poster Presentations:
Laparoscopic Giant Hiatal Hernia Repair: Technique, Risks and Benefits. G Kevin Gillian, M.D., W. Peter Geis, M.D., Marcos Berry, M.D., Constantinos Stratoulias, M.D. (SAGES 1999)
Surgeon Rationale For Use Of Preceptoring In Minimally Invasive Surgery: Experiences And Outcomes. W Peter Geis, M.D., H.Charles Kim, M.D., G Kevin Gillian, M.D. (SAGES 1999)
Laparoscopic Low Anterior Resections: A Work In Progress, Kevin Gillian, M.D., H Charles Kim, M.D. (SAGES 1999)
Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair: An Evolving Outpatient Procedure, Kevin Gillian, M.D., Gary Grover, M.D. JSLS (2001) 5:401, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 10th International Congress and Endo Expo.

Educational Videos
Laparoscopic Repair of Paracolostomy Hernia. G Kevin Gillian, M.D., H Charles Kim, M.D. W.Peter Geis, M.D. (Accepted into SAGES video library 1999)
Retooling Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Progress Towards Humanism. W.Peter Geis, M.D., G. Kevin Gillian, M.D. (submitted to SAGES for 1999)
Pyloroplasty, Laparoscopic Focus on Suture/Tying Devices & 5mm Harmonic Scalpel. W. Peter Geis, M.D., G. Kevin Gillian, M.D. (submitted to SAGES for 1999)
Laparoscopic Left Adrenalectomy: The Direct Route. W Peter Geis, M.D., G Kevin Gillian, M.D. (Accepted for presentation at American College of Surgeons meeting 1999)
Right Retroperitoneal Adrenalectomy: Maximum Versatility. W Peter Geis, M.D., G Kevin Gillian, M.D. (Accepted for presentation at American College of Surgeons meeting 1999)
Re-Engineering Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Elimination of Biliary Injuries. W. Peter Geis, M.D., G Kevin Gillian, M.D. (Accepted for presentation at American College of Surgeons meeting 1999)
The Use of Handoscopy to Facilitate Laparoscopic Splenectomy in Patients with Giant Splenomegaly. G. Kevin Gillian, M.D., Kuldeep Singh, M.D., W. Peter Geis, M.D. (Submitted to 2000 Clinical Congress American College of Surgeons)
Laparoscopic Repair of Complex Lower Abdominal Ventral Incisional Hernias. W. Peter Geis, M.D., Kuldeep Singh, M.D., G. Kevin Gillian, M.D. ( 2000 Clinical Congress American College of Surgeons)
An Alternative Approach to Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: LCS-5 in Lap Chole “Dome-Down”. An instructional CD-ROM distributed by Ethicon Endo-Surgery at SAGES 2000
Laparoscopic Resection of Giant Esophageal Diverticuli and Heller Myotomy. W. Peter Geis, M.D., Kuldeep Singh, M.D., G Kevin Gillian, M.D. ( 2000 Clinical Congress American College of Surgeons)
Science of the Harmonic Scalpel (2002) Ethicon Endo-Surgery
Laparoscopic Ventral and Incisional Hernia Repair with Composix EX Mesh. G. Kevin Gillian, M.D. Distributed by DAVOL, Inc.
Harmonic Scalpel Insight, LapChole & Lap Ventral Hernia Repair. Ethicon Endo-Surgery 2004
Evolution of Hernia Repair. Cine-med, Continuing Medical Education Program

Projects
Prospective Study Utilizing 5mm LCS energy source and “Dome-Down technique” to minimize injury during Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. W Peter Geis, M.D., G Kevin Gillian, M.D.
On-Site Moderator and Distance Learning Faculty for, “A New Perspective On Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Avoiding Complications.” Courses sponsored by Ethicon Endo-Surgery
Course Director for Reducing Anxiety and Expanding Your Skills in Laparoscopic Surgery, a
multidisciplinary course sponsored by Ethicon Endo-Surgery at George Washington Medical
Center, Washington, D.C
Course Director for Inserting Hand Assisted Laparoscopy (HAL) into your practice. Sponsored
by Applied Medical at the University of Tennessee Medical School, Memphis
Development of a National Training Center for Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia repair at Inova
Mount Vernon Hospital in conjunction with DAVOL, Inc 2004-2007
Development of a National Training Center for Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia repair at Virginia Hospital Center in Conjunction with DAVOL, Inc. 2008-present

Industry Affiliations
Physician Consultant for Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
Physician Consultant and Speaker Bureau for DAVOL, Inc.
Innovation Council of Surgeons, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
Proctor and Speaker for Applied Medical
Medical Advisory Board for Sandhill Scientific
Physician Consultant/Investigator/Speaker for Torrax Medical

Outside Interest
Foreign travel,wine tasting, piano, football, fly fishing and metal sculpture

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