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Jeffrey Zitsman, MD

Positions and Appointments

2005-present  Director, Center for Adolescent Bariatric Surgery
NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
2005-present  Attending Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
2014-present  Professor of Surgery
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Clinical Specialties

Adolescent obesity surgery
Pediatric minimally invasive surgery
Chest wall abnormalities

Research Interests

Adolescent obesity surgery
Pediatric minimal access surgery


Education and Training

1983-1985  Chief Resident, Pediatric Surgery
Children's Hospital of New York/CUMC, New York, NY
1980-1981  Administrative Chief Resident/Chief Resident in Surgery
Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
1976-1980  Intern/Resident in Surgery
Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
1972-1976  MD
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
1970-1972  AB, Natural Science
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Professional Experience

2004-2014  Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Columbia University College of
Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
2002-2007  Director, Minimal Access Surgery
NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
1997-2004  Assistant Clinical Professor, Surgery
Columbia University College of
Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
1991-present  Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery
New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
1988-1997  Lecturer, Surgery
Columbia University College of
Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
1985-1988  Assistant Professor, Pediatric Surgery
UMD of New Jersey, Camden, NJ
1985-1988  Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
UMD of New Jersey, Camden, NJ

Professional Societies and Committees

American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
Committee on Pediatric Surgery (2008-2010)
Program Committee (2009-2011)

American Pediatric Surgical Association
Committee on Childhood Obesity (2006-2009)
Endosurgery Committee, (2002-2005)

International Pediatric Endosurgery Group

New York Surgical Society

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics (Surgical Section)

Editorial Board, Childhood Obesity

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sysko R, Devlin, MJ, Hildebrandt T, Brewer S, Zitsman JL, Walsh BT. Psychological outcomes and predictors of weight loss among severely obese adolescents receiving bariatric surgery. Accepted for publication, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

Zitsman JL. Comment on: Distance to clinic and follow-up visit compliance in adolescent gastric bypass cohort. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 2011;7(5):616-7.

Zitsman JL, Fennoy I, Witt MA, Schauben J, Devlin MJ, Bessler, M: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in adolescents: short-term results. J Ped Surg 2011; 46:157-162.

Zitsman JL, DiGiorgi MF, Marr JR, Witt MA, Bessler M. Comparative outcomes of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) in adolescents and adults. Surgery of Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD) 2011;7:720-726.

Zitsman JL, Adolescent obesity surgery-how far is too far? Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2011 Sep-Oct;7(5):616-7. Epub 2011 Mar 3.

Conroy R, Lee EJ, Jean A, Oberfield SE, Sopher A, Kiefer K, Raker C, McMahon DJ, Zitsman JL, Fennoy I. Effect of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) on metabolic syndrome & its risk factors in morbidly obese adolescents. J Obesity 2011;2011:906384 Epub 2010 Sep 29.

Gander JW, Cowles RA, Gross, ER, Reichstein AR, Chin A, Zitsman JL, Middlesworth W, Rothenberg SS: Laparoscopic Excision of Choledochal Cysts with Total Intracorporeal Reconstruction. J Laparoendoscopic Adv Surg Tech 2010;20:877-81. Epub 2010 Sep 29.

Moraitis D, Kini SU, Annamaneni RK, Zitsman JL: Laparoscopy in complicated appendicitis. J Society Laparoendoscopic Surg, 2004, 8: 310-313.

Goldstein AM, Cho NL, Mazziotti MV, Zitsman JL: Pneumatically assisted laparoscopic reduction of intussusception. Pediatr Endosurg Innovative Techniques, 2003, Volume 7, Number 1, 33-37.

Kavarana M, Zitsman JL: The management of post-appendectomy intra-abdominal abscesses: A minimally invasive approach. Pediatr Endosurg Innovative Techniques, 2000, 4, 277-281.

Zitsman JL: Pseudoaneurysm after penetrating trauma in children and adolescents. J. Pediatr Surg. 1998, 33: 1574-1577.

John R, Zitsman JL: Pitfalls in diagnostic laparoscopic evaluation of the contralateral groin. Pediatr Endosurg Innovative Techniques, 1998, Vol. 2, Number 2, 55-59.

Stringel G, Zitsman JL, Shehadi I, Kihtir S: Laparoscopic appendectomy in children. J Society Laparoendoscopic Surg, 1997, 1: 35-37.

Zitsman JL: Transinguinal diagnostic laparoscopy in pediatric inguinal hernia. J Laparoendoscopic Surg. Volume 6, 1996, Supp 1, S15-S20.

Presentations

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding in Adolescents: short term results. 41st Annual Meeting, American Pediatric Surgical Association, Orlando, FL, May 16-19, 2010.

Comparative Outcomes of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB) in Adolescents and Adults. 27th Annual Meeting, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Las Vegas, NV, June 21-26, 2010.

A Treatment Option for Teen Obesity When Medical Regimens Fail. 2010 NACHRI Annual Leadership Conference, Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 17-20, 2010.

Managing the Left Gastric Artery during Adolescent Laparoscopic Gastric Banding (LAGB). 17th Annual Meeting, International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, Cannes, France, June 12-15, 2008.

The Pace of Weight Loss in Adolescent Laparoscopic Gastric Banding: Short-Term Results. 16th Annual Meeting, International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 6-9, 2007.

Other Publications

Invited afterword in Teenage Waistland, a novel by Lynn Beiderman

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Fax: 212.305.9270


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