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Fredrick Brody Fredrick Brody
Professor of Surgery

Office Phone: 202-741-2587
Email: Email
Department: Surgery

Education

  • BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1987
  • MD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1991

Biography

Fred Brody, M.D., joins The George Washington University Hospital as Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery Center and Associate Professor of Surgery. Dr. Brody received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his residency at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and subsequently completed a fellowship in Laparoscopic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center. Since his fellowship, he has been an Attending Surgeon at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation with major emphasis in Laparoscopic Surgery. Dr. Brody is an active member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgery, the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Surgeons of the Alimentary Tract. He is a Board Certified General Surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His clinical expertise is laparoscopic surgery, particularly stomach, spleen, adrenals, pancreas, hernias, colon, esophagus, and the gallbladder. His research interests include trials regarding clinical outcomes and innovative laparoscopic techniques and instruments. Other research interests include basic science studies of the GI tract.

He has been an invited speaker to many groups in the US and abroad. His lectures include, "Laparoscopic Management of Pancreatic Disease," "Laparoscopic Management of Morbid Obesity", "Laparoscopic Management of Gastroesophageal Disease", "Laparoscopic Splenectomy", and "Laparoscopic Management of Gastroparesis." Dr. Brody is published widely in prominent journals including The American Journal of Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy, Archives of Surgery, Surgery, and The Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. He has authored approximately 50 original manuscripts.

Dr. Brody has held several national appointments for the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons including Co-Chairman of several Hands on Lab Course (Solid Organ 1999 & Colon 2000); Co-Chairman of the Learning Center 2001; and Video Chairman 2003. He is currently a member of several SAGES committees including Publications, Membership, and Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery. Presently, he is the Co-Chairman of the Membership Committee.

In 1995 Dr. Brody was the recipient of both the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons Basic Science Research Award and the Ralph G. DePalma Basic Research Award.

Dr. Brody is involved currently in several research trials including "Electrical Stimulation for Weight Loss" and "Electrical Stimulation for Diabetes." 

Postgraduate Training

1991-1992 Surgical Intern, General Surgery, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, D.C.

1992-1997 Surgical Residency, General Surgery, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, D.C.

1997-1998 Laparoscopic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center,
Durham, NC

Present Position:

1998-2003 Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Surgery
Cleveland, OH, Staff Surgeon

2003-Present The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, Washington, DC, Associate Professor of Surgery

Honors and Awards:

  • 1995 SAGES Basic Science Research Award
  • 1995 Ralph G. DePalma Basic Research Award
  • 1995 AOA, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Licensure:

  • 1991 Federal Licensing Examination (FLEX) #650309004
  • 1996 District of Columbia, MD000020625
  • 1997 State of North Carolina, 52122
  • 1998 State of Ohio, 74970
  • 2003 District of Columbia, MD20625

Certification:

  • 1998 American Board of Surgery, 43330

Professional Affiliations:

  • 1994 Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • 1998 American College of Surgeons
  • 1999 Association for Academic Surgeons
  • 1999 Cleveland Surgical Society
  • 1999 The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • 2001 Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

National Activities:

Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
Publications Committee member, 1999 to present
Ethics Committee Member, 1996-2000
Membership Committee Member, 1997 to present
Co-Chairman, 2003 to present
Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery, 2001 to present
Co-Chairman of Hands on Lab, Laparoscopic Solid Organ
Surgery, SAGES, San Antonio, TX, 1999
Chairman of the Comprehensive Laparoscopic Skills Integration
Course, November 1999, Cleveland, OH
Co-Chairman of Hands on Lab, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, SAGES,
Atlanta, GA, 2000
Co-Chairman of Learning Center, SAGES, St. Louis, MO, 2001
Co-Chairman of Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Marco Island, FL, Jan 2002
Video Chairman, SAGES Program, LA 2003

Invited Speaker:

Minilaparoscopy, Minilaparoscopic Instrumentation, Seattle, WA, 1998

Complications of Laparoscopic Management of Gastroesophageal Disease. Gastroesophageal Workshop. Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Nov 1998 and March 1999

Inguinal Anatomy, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, March 1999. Hernia Workshop

Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy, Middle Eastern Medical Assembly. Beirut, Lebanon, May 1999

Laparoscopic Spine Surgery, Middle Eastern Medical Assembly. Beirut, Lebanon, May 1999

Complications of Gastroesophageal Surgery, Middle Eastern Medical Assembly. Beirut, Lebanon, May 1999

Laparoscopic Management of Pancreatic Pseudocysts, Comprehensive Laparoscopic Integrated Program, SAGES, Cleveland, OH, June 1999

Laparoscopic Management of Pancreatic Pseudocysts, Dominican College of Surgeons, Santa Domingo, March 2000

Laparoscopic Management of Pancreatic Pseudocysts, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, October 2000

Laparoscopic Management of Pancreatic Diseases, Ohio State University General Surgery Update, Captiva Island, FL, Feb 2001

Laparoscopic Splenectomy, Ohio State University General Surgery Update, Captiva Island, FL, Feb 2001

Laparoscopic Management of Morbid Obesity, 35th Annual Cleveland Clinic Foundation Gastroenterology Update, Cleveland, OH, September 2001

Laparoscopic Management of Morbid Obesity, Endocrinology Grand Rounds, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, January 2002.

Laparoscopic Management of Morbid Obesity, Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, January 2002

Laparoscopic Management of Morbid Obesity. Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Ohio State University, Marco Island, FL, Jan 2002

Laparoscopic Management of Pancreatic Diseases. Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Ohio State University, Marco Island, FL, Jan 2002

Laparoscopic Management of Morbid Obesity. University of Francisco Marroquin/Cleveland Clinic Foundation Symposium, Guatemala City, Guatemala. May 2002

Laparoscopic Management of Pancreatic Disease. University of Francisco Marroquin/Cleveland Clinic Foundation Symposium, Guatemala City, Guatemala. May 2002

Management of Gastroparesis. Seminar with live case. Sponsored by Medtronics. Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH. Sept 2002.

Laparoscopic Management of Morbid Obesity. Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Sponsored by Ohio State University and Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Jan 2003.

Gastroparesis. Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery. Sponsored by Ohio State University and Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Jan 2003

Laparoscopic Management of Duodenal Lesions. Second Annual Surgery of the Foregut. Sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Westin, FL, Miami, FL Feb 2003.

Gastroparesis. Second Annual Surgery of the Foregut. Sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Westin, FL, Miami, FL. Feb 2003.

Laparoscopy in 2003. Medical Grand Rounds. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, June 2003.

Videotapes:

Eubanks WS, Brody FJ, Ludwig K. Laparoscopic Stoma Formation. SAGES, Seattle, Washington, March 1998

Chekan EG, Brody FJ, Ludwig K. Cadaver Model for Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy. Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, San Diego, Dec 1998

Brody FJ, Pappas TN. An Unusual Cause of Pancreatitis. Americas Hepatopancreatobiliary Congress. Feb 1999

Beretvas RI, Brody FJ. Laparoscopic management of pancreatic pseudocyst. Americas Hepatopancreatobiliary Congress. Feb 1999

Brody FJ, Hazey J, Brodsky J. Laparoscopic Solid Organ and Anti-reflux Surgery in a Porcine Model. SAGES, Sept 1999

Brody FJ, Rosen M, Zaccuro G. Laparoscopic resection of a periampullary adenoma. American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, 2002.

Brody FJ, Brodsky J, Tarnoff M. Laparoscopic management of rare hernia. American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, 2002.

Brodsky J, Felsher J, Brody FJ. Isolated colonic herniation at the gastroesophageal junction. Accepted SAGES LA 2003.

Book Chapters:

Stephenson GR, Lawson JH, Brody FJ. Laparoscopic Exposure of the Lumbosacral Spine for Disectomy and Fusion. in Atlas of Laparoscopic Surgery; 2nd Edition; TN Pappas, EG Chekan, WS Eubanks Eds. Current Medicine, 1999.

Brody FJ, Lieberman I. Laparoscopic lateral L4-5 disc exposure" in Minimal Access Spine Surgery; eds Lieberman I, Regan J. St. Louis, MO, 2001.

Brody FJ. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and the Laparoscopic Management of Common Duct Stones in Hepatobiliary Surgery. Eds Chamberlain R, Blumgart LH, 2003.

Books:

Eubanks S, Cohen R, Younes R, Brody F. Endosurgery for Cancer. Landes Bioscience. Austin, TX, 1999.

Ponsky JL, Rosen M, Brodsky J, Brody FJ. The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Surgical Patient Management. Mosby, Inc. St. Louis, MO. 2001

Division

  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Education

Publications

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Chand B, Brody FJ. Mucocele of the appendix: case report and review of the literature. Cont Surg 58 (12):609-614.

Turner R, Brody FJ, Rasmussen P, Chahlavi A. Laparoscopic revision of a Ventriculoperitoneal shunt: case report and review of the literature. Submitted to Neurosurgery

Brody FJ, Chalikondra S, Felsher J. Gastric perforation secondary to a giant trichobezoars: case report and literature review. Submitted Am J Gastro MS# 03-0390

Sanmiguel CP, Urbain J, Kanvide M, Brody F, Soffer E. Gastric electrical stimulation using high frequency pulses does not modulate brain cortical activity in patients with gastroparesis. Submitted to Gut April 2003.

Brody FJ. Laparoscopic management of morbid obesity. Accepted Cleveland Clinic Foundation Journal of Medicine July 2003.

Walsh RM, Ponsky JL, Brody FJ, Matthews BD, Heniford BT. Combined endoscopic/laparoscopic resection of gastric stromal tumors. J Gastrointest Surg 7 (3): 386-392, 2003.

Felsher J, Brodsky J, Brody FJ. Laparoscopic small bowel resection of metastatic pulmonary carcinosarcoma. Accepted J Lap Adv Surg Tech July 2003.

Hill J, Walsh RM, McHam S, Brody FJ, Kalaycio M. Laparoscopic Splenectomy for Autoimmune hemolytic anemia in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia: A case report and review of the literature. Accepted Am J Hematol, June 2003.

Matin SF, Gill IS, Strzempkowski B, Falcone T, Rosenblatt S, Ponsky JL, Brody FJ, Kelly S, Desai M, Steinberg A, Kaouk J, Cotman K, Worley S. Prospective randomized trial of skin adhesive versus sutures for closure of 217 laparoscopic port-site incisions. J Am Coll Surg; 196:845-853, 2003.

Farres H, Felsher J, Brodsky J, Siperstein A, Gill I, Brody FJ. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy A case analysis of three approaches Accepted Jour Lap Adv Surg Tech July 2003.

Brody FJ, Brodsky J, Soffer E. Laparoscopic revision of gastric pacing wires. Submitted J Lap Adv Surg Tech. July 2003.

Duperier T, Felsher J, Brody FJ. Laparoscopic splenectomy for Evans' syndrome. Surg Lap Endo Perc Tech 13: 45-47, 2003.

Felsher J, Brody FJ. Laparoscopic resection of focal nodular hyperplasia. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 13(4): 1-4, 2003.

Brody FJ, Brodsky J, Soffer E. Laparoscopic insertion of gastric pacing wires. Submitted Surg Endosc. Jan 2003.

Felsher J, Brodsky J, Brody FJ. Isolated Trans-hiatal Colonic Herniation. J Laparoendoscopic Adv Surg Tech 13(2):105-108, 2003.

Brody FJ, Rosen M, Zucarro G. Laparoscopic resection of a periampullary villous adenoma. A case report and literature review. Surg Endosc 17 (8): 1322-1323, 2003.

Felsher J, Brodsky J, Brody FJ. Small bowel obstruction after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surgery 134: 1-5, 2003.

Houssam F, Felsher J, Banbury M, Brody FJ. Management of splenic abscess in a critically ill patient. Submitted to Lap Endo Perc Tech March 2003.

Xing J, Brody FJ, Brodsky J, Rosen M, Larive B, Ponsky J, Soffer E. Gastric electrical-stimulation effects on canine gastric emptying, food intake, and body weight. Obes Res 11(1):41-47, 2003.

Duperier T, Brody FJ, Rosen M, Walsh RM, Malm J, Ponsky JL. Preoperatively predicting the response of immune thrombocytopenic purpura to laparoscopic splenectomy. Accepted Arch Surg June 2003.

Xing J, Brody FJ, Brodsky J, Larive B, Ponsky JL, Soffer E. Gastric electrical stimulation at proximal stomach induces gastric relaxation in dogs. Neurogastroenterol Motil 15: 15-23, 2003.

Rosen M, Brody FJ, Ponsky JL. Predictive factors for conversion of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Am Jour Surg 184: 254-258, 2002.

Brodsky JA, Brody FJ, Walsh RM, Malm JA, Ponsky JL. Laparoscopic splenectomy: experience with 100 cases. Surg Endo 16(5): 851-854, 2002.

Brodsky JA, Brody FJ, Endlich B, Armstrong DA, Ponsky JL, Hamilton A. MCP-1 is highly expressed following midline laparotomy with peritoneal abrasion in a murine model. Surg Endosc 16: 1079-1082, 2002.

Duperior TF, Brody FJ. Gastric Pneumatosis Cont Surg 58(5): 255-258, 2002.

Duperier TF, Rajeeva R, Tarnoff M, Brody FJ. Laparoscopic resection of a hepatic cystadenoma. Surgical Rounds. June: 286-290, 2002.

Rosen M, BrodyFJ, Walsh RM, Ponsky JL. Hand assisted laparoscopic splenectomy versus conventional laparoscopic splenectomy in cases of splenomegaly. Arch Surg 137: 1348-1352, 2002.

Tarnoff M, Rosen M, Brody FJ. Planned totally preperitoneal spigelian hernia repair. Surg Endosc 16 (2): 358, 2002.

Baradi H, Chand B, Brody F. Laparoscopic repair of an incarcerated cyst of Morgagni within a femoral hernia. Surg Rounds. Feb 2002, 68-72.

Rosen M, Brody FJ, Walsh RM, Malm J, Tarnoff M, Ponsky JL. Outcome of laparoscopic splenectomy based on hematologic indication. Surg Endosc 16(2): 272-279, 2002.

Brody FJ, Rosen M, Tarnoff M, Lieberman I. Lateral L4-L5 disc exposure. Surg Endosc 16(4): 650-653, 2002.

Rosen M, Brody FJ, Ponsky JL, Walsh RM, Rosenblatt S, Duperier F, Fanning A, Siperstein A. Recurrence after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. A five-year experience. Surg Endosc 16: 272-279, 2002.

Duperier T, Chand B, Sands M, Brody FJ. Laparoscopic resection of a jejunal arteriovenous malformation. Surgical Rounds 484-489, Oct 2002.

Rosen M, Ponsky JL, Petras R, Fanning A, Brody FJ, Duperier F. Small intestinal submucosa for biliary tract regeneration. Surg 132(3): 480-486, 2002.

Chand B, Walsh RM, Ponsky JL, BrodyFJ. Pancreatic complications following laparoscopic splenectomy. Surg Endosc 15: 1273-1276, 2001.

Hazey JW, Brody FJ, Rosenblatt SM, Brodsky J, Malm J, Ponsky JL. Laparoscopic management and clinical outcome of emphysematous cholecystitis. Surg Endosc 15: 1217-1220, 2001.

Rosen M, Gill I, Brody FJ. Metastatic melanoma to the adrenal glands: case report and literature review. Surg Rounds July: 359-364, 2001.

Bower AL, Ponsky JL, Brody FJ. Physiology of Intra-abdominal and Intrathoracic Nissen fundoplications in a porcine model. J Lap Adv Surg Tech, 11(1): 5-8, 2001.

Walsh RM, Heniford BT, Brody FJ, Ponsky JL. The ascendance of laparoscopic splenectomy. Am Surg 67(1): 48-53, 2001.

Bower AL, Ripepi A, Dilger J, Boparai N, Brody FJ, Ponsky JL. Bispectral index monitoring of sedation during endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc 52: 192-6, 2000.

Brody FJ, Steiger E. Gastrojejunostomy in Operative Techniques in General Surgery. Michelassi F, Jon A. van Heerden. 2(4): 267-277, 2000.

Brody FJ, Rehm J, Ponsky J, Holzman M. A reliable and efficient technique for laparoscopic needle positioning. Surg Endosc 13:1053-1054, 2000

Tsangaris TN, Trad KT, Brody FJ, Jacobs LK, Tsangaris NT, Sackier JM. Endoscopic axillary exploration and sentinel lymphadectomy. Surg Endosc, 13(1): 43-47, 1999.

Beretvas RI, Brody FJ. Ambulatory laparoscopic surgery. Seminars Lap Surg, 6 (1): 17-20, 1999.

Brody FJ, Chekan EG, Pappas TN, Eubanks WS. Conversion factors for laparoscopic splenectomy. Surg Endo, 13(8), Aug 1999.

Brody FJ, Hunt TJ, Sackier J. Transthoracic induction of a hiatal hernia in domestic swine. Surg Endo, 12(8): 1061-1063, 1998.

Chekan EG, Hayward TZ, Brody FJ, Puriell GP. Hayward K, Pappas TN, Eubanks, S. Computers in Surgical Residencies. Current Surgery Vol 55. (9), 1-6 Nov/Dec 1998.

Brody FJ, Trad KA. Comparison of acid reduction in laparoscopic antiulcer operations. Surg Endo, 11(2):123-125,1997.

Brody FJ, Merril J. Inventing the future with virtual surgery. Vir Real, 4: 65-70, 1994.

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