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Beth A. Schrope, MD, PhD

Positions and Appointments

2002-present  Assistant Professor of Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
2010-present  Director, Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery
The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ
2001-present  Attending Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Clinical Specialties

Minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery
Upper gastrointestinal surgery
Obesity surgery
Laparoscopy
Pancreatic cancer
Pancreaticobiliary surgery
Acute and chronic pancreatitis
Autologous islet cell transplantation

Education and Training

1996-2001  Residency, General Surgery
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
1996  MD
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
1992  PhD, Biomedical Engineering
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
1990  MS, Biomedical Engineering
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
1988  BS, Biomedical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

Professional Experience

2001-2002  Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
2000-2001  Chief Administrative Resident,
Department of Surgery
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
1992-1998  Research Director
Reshet Incorporated, Ewing, NJ
1988-1992  Research Assistant
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Societies and Committees

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Member, American Society for Bariatric Surgery

Member, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

Member, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Member, New York Surgical Society

Member, Society for American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons


Current Projects


“Classic Versus Pylorus Preserving Whipples: The Columbia University Pancreas Center Experience in Two Types of Pancreaticoduodenectomy” - Co-Investigator, IRB-AAAC6024, John Allendorf, M.D., Principal Investigator. 2000-2007

“Pancreatic Cancer Serum and DNA Repository” - Co-Investigator, IRB –AAAB5268, Robert Fine, M.D., Principal Investigator.

“Phase II Study of Alternating Taxotere Gemzar/Xeloda (T-GX) for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer (Stage IVB)” - Co-Investigator, IRB-AAAB5192, Robert Fine, M.D., Principal Investigator.

"A Randomized Phase II Study for Adjuvant Pancreatic Cancer: Gemzar alone versus Gemzar, Taxotere and Xeloda (GTX)" - Co-Investigator, IRB-AAAB4460, Robert Fine, M.D., Principal Investigator.

"Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery - 2" - Co-Investigator, IRB-AAAB5747, Paul Berk, M.D., Principal Investigator.

Selected Publications and Presentations


PUBLICATIONS

Bessler M, Daud A, DiGiorgi M, Inabnet W, Schrope B, Olivero-Rivera L, Davis D. “Adjustable gastric banding as revisional bariatric procedure after failed gastric bypass – intermediate results,” Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Volume 6, Number 1, January/February 2010, pp 31-5.

Choi J, Digiorgi M, Milone L, Schrope B, Olivera-Rivera L, Daud A, Davis D, Bessler M. “Outcomes of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in patients with low body mass index,” Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, In Press, Uncorrected Proof, Available online 11 December 2009.

DiGiorgi M, Rosen D, Choi J, Milone L, Schrope B, Olivero-Rivera L, Restuccia N, Yuen S, Fisk, M, Inabnet W, Bessler M. “Re-emergence of diabetes after gastric bypass in patients with mid- to long-term follow-up,” Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, In Press, Uncorrected Proof, Available online 29 October 2009.

Gosman GG, King WC, Schrope B, Steffen KJ, Strain GW, Courcoulas AP, Flum DR, Pender JR, Simhan HN. “Reproductive health of women electing bariatric surgery,” Fertility and Sterility, October 6, 2009 [Epub ahead of print].

Korner J, Inabnet W, Febres G, Conwell IM, McMahon, DJ, Salas R, Taveras C, Schrope B, Bessler, M. “Prospective study of gut hormone and metabolic changes after adjustable gastric banding and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass,” International Journal of Obesity, vol. 33, 2009, pp. 786–795

Bessler M, Daud A, DiGiorgi M, Schrope B, Inabnet W, Davis D. “Frequency distribution of weight loss percentage after gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding,” Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Volume 4, Number 4, July-August 2008, pp 486-91.

Durak E, Inabnet W, Schrope B, Davis D, Daud A, Milone L., Bessler M. “Incidence and management of enteric leaks after gastric bypass for morbid obesity during a 10-year period,” Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Volume 4, Number 3, May-June 2008, pp. 389-93.

Milone L, Daud A, Durak E, Olivero-Rivera L, Schrope B, Inabnet WB, Davis D Bessler M. “Esophageal dilation after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding,” Surgical Endoscopy, 2008, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 1482-1486.

Gumbs A, Bessler M, Milone L, Schrope B, Chabot J. “Contribution of obesity to pancreatic carcinogenesis,” Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, March/April 2008, 4(2), pp. 186-93.

DiGiorgi M, Daud A, Inabnet W, Schrope B, Urban-Skuro M, Restuccia N, Bessler M. “Markers of Bone and Calcium Metabolism Following Gastric Bypass and Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding”, Obesity Surgery, Sep;18(9):1144-8.

Allendorf JD, Lauerman M, Bill A, DiGiorgi M, Goetz N, Vakiani E, Remotti H, Schrope B, Sherman W, Hall M. “Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Radiation for Patients with Locally Unresectable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: Feasibility, Efficacy, and Survival,” Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 2008, 12(1), pp. 91-100.

Allendorf JD, Schrope BA, Lauerman MH, Inabnet WB, Chabot JA, “Postoperative Glycemic Control after Central Pancreatectomy for Mid-gland Lesions,” World Journal of Surgery, 2007, 31(1), pp. 164-168.

Schrope B, Daud A, Bessler M. “Unintentional creation of a reverse peristaltic alimentary limb during Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery,” Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. July/August 2006; 2(4):478-82.

Kim T, Daud A, Ude A, DiGiorgi M, Schrope B, Davis D, Bessler M, Inabnet W. “Early U.S. outcomes comparing laparoscopic gastric bypass with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding,” Surgical Endoscopy. February 2006; 20(2):202-9.

Dinorcia J, Schrope B. “Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Metastatic Ocular Melanoma: A Case Report.” Surgical Rounds. May 2006; pp 235-239.

Fogelman DR, Chen J, Chabot J, Allendorf J, Schrope B, Ennis R, Schreibman S, Fine F. “The evolution of adjuvant and neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiation for advanced pancreatic cancer: from 5-FU to GTX.” Oncology Clinics of North America. 2004.

Stoutenberg JP, Schrope B, Kaufman HL. "Adjuvant therapy for malignant melanoma.” Expert Reviews in Anticancer Therapy. 2004; 4(5):89-101.

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

Hu C, Ge F, Walewski J, Zhou S, Bessler M, Dakin G, Pomp A, Schrope, Ude A, Inabnet W, Lobdell H, Berk P. “Accumulation of increased triglyceride in obese fat is multifactorial, resulting both from increased uptake of long chain fatty acids and decreased fatty acid metabolism,”Obesity 2009, the annual meeting of The Obesity Society, Washington DC, October 24 – 28, 2009.

Choi J, Digiorgi M, Milone L, Daud A, Olivero-Rivera L, Schrope, Davis D, Bessler M. “Outcomes of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in low BMI patients,” presented at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, Grapevine, TX, June 24 – 27, 2009, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Volume 5, Number 35, May-June 2009, page S5.

Digiorgi M, Choi J, Milone L, Schrope, Olivero-Rivera L, Restuccia N, Urban-Skuro M, Inabnet W, Bessler M. “Recurrence of diabetes after gastric bypass in patients with mid to long-term follow up,” presented at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, Grapevine, TX, June 24 – 27, 2009, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Volume 5, Number 35, May-June 2009, page S13.

Allendorf J, Dinorcia J, Digiorgi M, Schrope, Lee J, Chabot J. “Pancreatectomy with venous resection and reconstruction: A single institution 15-year experience,” presented at the Ninth American Hepatopancreatobiliary Congress, Miami Beach, Fl, March 14, 2009, HPB, volume 11, supplement number 1, April 2009.

Gosman G, King W, Courcoulos A, Flum D, Hunter J, Pender J, Schrope, Steffen K, Strain G, Simhan H. “Reproductive health characteristics of women undergoing bariatric surgery,” presented at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD, June 15 – 20, 2008, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Volume 4, Number 3, May-June 2008, page 303.

Bessler M, Daud A, Inabnet W, Schrope, Davis D. “Adjustable gastric banding as a revisional bariatric procedure after failed gastric bypass – intermediate results,” presented at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD, June 15 – 20, 2008, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Volume 4, Number 3, May-June 2008, page 311

Schrope B, Blok J. “Ultrasound guidance for the difficult Lap Band adjustment,” presented at the American Society for Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA , June 13 – 16, 2007. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. May-June 2007; 3(3): 320.

Bessler M, Schrope B, Inabnet W, Davis D, Daud A. “Frequency distribution of weight loss and percentage after gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding,” presented at the American Society for Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, June 13 – 16, 2007. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. May-June 2007; 3(3): 284.

Durak E, Inabnet W, Schrope B, Davis D, Daud A, Milone L, Lee W, Bessler M. “Incidence, presentation and treatment of enteric leaks following gastric bypass,” presented at the American Society for Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, June 13 – 16, 2007. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. May-June 2007; 3(3): 286.

Schrope B, Allendorf J, Dinorcia J, Bill A, Digiorgi M, Chabot J. “A single institution retrospective review of laparoscopic and open distal pancreatectomies,” presented at the Seventh American Hepatopancreatobiliary Congress, Las Vegas, NV, April 21, 2007. HPB. April 2007; Vol. 9. Supplement number 1.

Allendorf J, Lauerman M, Bill A, Digiorgi M, Goetz N, Schrope B, Sherman W, Fine R, Chabot J. “Neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiation for patients with locally unresectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma: safety, efficacy and survival,” presented at the Seventh American Hepatopancreatobiliary Congress, Las Vegas, NV, April 21, 2007. HPB. April 2007; Vol. 9. Supplement number 1.

Milone L, Daud A, Durak E, Olivero-Rivera L, Schrope B, Inabnet W, Bessler M. “Effect of esophageal dilatation on weight loss at 1 year after laparoscopic gastric banding,” Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, April 21, 2007.

Allendorf J, Lauerman M, Laskowski I, DiGiorgi M, Schrope B. “Pancreatectomy with vascular resection and reconstruction: A single institution 12 year experience,” The New York Surgical Society Conjoint Scientific Session with the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, New York Academy of Medicine, April 18, 2007.

Digiorgi M, Daud A, Inabnet W, Schrope B, Urban-Skuro M, Restuccia N, Bessler M. “Markers of bone and calcium metabolism and effectiveness of supplementation following gastric bypass and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding,” Annual Meeting of the American Society of Bariatric Surgery, San Francisco, CA, June 26 – July 1, 2006. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. May-June 2006; 2(3): 299-300.

Urban-Skuro M, Daud A, Digiorgi M, Restuccia N, Inabnet W, Schrope B, Bessler M. “Zinc and selenium deficiency after weight loss surgery,” Annual Meeting of the American Society of Bariatric Surgery, San Francisco, CA, June 26 – July 1, 2006. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. May-June 2006; 2(3): 354.

Allendorf J, Schrope B, InabnetW, Chabot J. “Postoperative Glycemic Control in Patients Undergoing Central Pancreatectomy for Mid-Gland Lesions,” International Surgical Week ISW 2005, Durban, South Africa, August 21-25, 2005.

Restuccia N, Olivero-Rivera L, Daud A, DiGiorgi M, Urban-Skuro M, Blok J, Schrope B, Inabnet W, Bessler M. “Effect of meal frequency on weight loss after bariatric surgery,” Annual Meeting of the American Society of Bariatric Surgery, Orlando, FL, June 27-30, 2005, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. May-June 2005; 1(3): 244.

Daud A, Inabnet W, DiGiorgi M, Olivero-Rivera L, Schrope B, Davis D, Bessler M. “Effect of Bariatric Surgery in Elderly Patients,” Annual Meeting of the American Society of Bariatric Surgery, Orlando, FL, June 27-30, 2005. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. May-June 2005; 1(3): 256.

Laskowski I, Allendorf J, Schrope B, Gabay M, Goetz N, Chabot J. “Pancreatectomy with vascular resection and reconstruction: A single institution 10-year experience.” Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. April 1, 2005; 9(4): 606.

Gondi V, Allendorf J, Twaddell W, Schrope B, Rotterdam H, Chabot J. “Lymphoplasmacytic sclerosing pancreatitis: A case report and review of 240 cases,” Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. April 1, 2005; 9(4): 60.

PATENT

Naim A, Schrope B, Dubin S. "Methods and apparatus for measuring body composition". US Patent No. 5595189, issued 1/21/97.

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