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B. Todd Heniford

B. Todd Heniford, MDB. Todd Heniford, MD
Chief - Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Co-Director – Carolinas Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery Program
Director - Carolinas Hernia Center
Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Prior Positions and Experience

2002-2007 Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1998-2002 Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center
1995-1997 Fellowship, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
1991-1992 Fellowship, University of Louisville
1989-1995 Residency, University of Louisville

Education

MD: 1989, Medical University of South Carolina

Recent Publications

Stefanidis D, Scerbo MW, Sechrist C, Mostafavi A, Heniford BT. Do novices display automaticity during simulator training? Am J Surg 2008; 195: 210-213. [PMID: 18070729]

Novitsky YW, Cristiano JA, Harrell AG, Newcomb W, Norton JH, Kercher KW, Heniford BT. Immunohistochemical analysis of host reaction to heavyweight-, reduced-weight-, and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE)-based meshes after short- and long-term intraabdominal implantations. Surg Endosc 2008; 22:1070-1076. [PMID: 18188649]

Tsereteli Z, Pryor BA, Heniford BT, Park A, Voeller G, Ramshaw BJ. Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR) in morbidly obese patients. Hernia 2007; Epub ahead of print. [PMID: 18064399]

Zerey M, Sechrist CW, Kercher KW, Sing RF, Matthews BD, Heniford BT. The laparoscopic management of small-bowel obstruction. Am J Surg 2007; 194: 882-887; discussion 887-888. [PMID: 18005789]

Hope WW, Demeter BL, Newcomb WL, Schmelzer TM, Schiffern LM, Heniford BT, Sing RF. Postoperative pulmonary embolism: timing, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes. Am J Surg 2007;194: 814-818; discussion 818-819. [PMID: 18005777]

Current, Recent and Pending Grant Support

Grant Title: An evaluation of adhesion formation of prosthetic meshes utilized in hernia repair
Funding Agency: Mast Biosurgical
Role: Principal Investigator
Year: 2007

Grant Title: The effect of infection on bioprosthetic graft in a rat ventral hernia model
Funding Agency: Lifecell, Inc
Role: Principal Investigator
Year: 2007

Grant Title: Resistance of mesh to infection after placement in rats – phase I
Funding Agency: WL Gore, Inc
Role: Principal Investigator
Year: 2007

Grant Title: Resistance of mesh to infection after placement in rats – phase II
Funding Agency: WL Gore, Inc
Role: Principal Investigator
Year: 2007

Grant Title: Mesh fixation - Absorbable versus standard metal tacks
Funding Agency: Ethicon, Inc
Role: Principal Investigator
Year: 2007

Grant Title: Development of tracking systems in hernia patients
Funding Agency: Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
Role: Principal Investigator
Year: 2007

Grant Title: Bi-Polar Sealant Device Comparison Study
Funding Agency: Valleylab, Inc
Role: Principal Investigator
Year: 2006

Grant Title: Absorbable vs standard metal tacks
Funding Agency: Ethicon, Inc/ Johnson and Johnson
Role: Principal Investigator
Year: 2006

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