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Marc M. Zaré, MD, FACS

Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon

Career
  • Chairman, Department of Surgery Good Samaritan Hospital – San Jose, CA – current
  • Director, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Good Samaritan Hospital – San Jose, CA – current
  • Partner, Surgery Associates – San Jose, CA – current
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
    Boston University – 2004-2008
  • Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) &
    Surgical Simulation, Staff Surgeon

    Boston VA Healthcare System – 2004-2008
  • Clinical Instructor of Surgery
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – 2003-2004

Education
  • Fellowship, Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC – 2002-2004
  • Residency, General Surgery
    Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC – 1997-2002
  • Graduate Medical Education
    Kasturba Medical College, India – 1989-1996

Honors
  • Outstanding Resident in Laparoscopic Surgery – 2001
    By the Department of Surgery, Georgetown University
  • String of Pearl Award nominee – 2002
    By the Class of 2003, Georgetown University Medical School
    “For dedication & commitment to teaching medical students” !
  • ABSITE Travel Award – 2002
    By the Department of Surgery, Georgetown University !
  • Medical School Honors – Surgery, Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology,
    Orthopedics, Preventive medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology,
    Physiology, Biochemistry, Anatomy !
  • National Association of Microbiologists Award – 1992
    For highest scores in Pathology in Mangalore University
  • Association of Clinical Biochemists Award – 1991
    For highest scores in Microbiology in Mangalore University !
  • Kasturba Medical College Gold medals – 1991, 1992
    For highest scores in Pathology & Biochemistry

Diplomas & Memberships
  • Diplomate, American Board of Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Member, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Member, International Liaison Committee, SAGES

Book Chapters
  • Itani KMF, Zaré MM. Uncommon Abdominal Wall Hernias. In: Bland KI,
    Sarr MG, Buchler MW, Csendes Attila, Garden OJ, Wong J, editors. General
    Surgery. 2nd ed. London: Springer-Verlag. 2009. !
  • Weiss ES, Zaré SM. Hematology. In: Makary M, editor. General Surgery
    Review. 1st ed. Washington DC: Ladner-Drysdale; 2004. p 288-296 !
  • Mukherjee D, Zaré SM. Extremities Vascular Trauma. In Edizioni Luigi
    Pozzi s.r.l, editor. Vascular Emergencies, Pathophysiology and Surgical
    Treatment. 1st ed. Rome. 1998

Publications
  • Zaré MM. Surgery for Severe Obesity. Hospital Physician 2008. Wayne (PA): Turner White Communications 2008. Available at http://www.turnerwhite.com/memberfile.php?PubCode=hp_sep08_obesity.pdf
  • Zaré MM, Itani KMF, Schifftner T, et al. Mortality After Nonemergent Major Surgery Performed on Friday Versus Monday through Wednesday. Ann Surg 2007; 246:866-874
  • Zaré MM, Itani KMF. Surgical Residency: Beyond 55 Miles and 80 Hours. FOCUS on Surgical Education 2007; 24: 26-28
  • Zaré MM. Minimally Invasive Surgery: Review Questions. Hospital physician. Wayne (PA): Turner White Communications 2006;42(9):39-40. Available at http://www.turner-white.com/hp/hp03_past2006.htm#september
  • Zaré SM. Galanko J, Behrns KE, et al. Psychologic Well-Being of Surgery Residents After Inception of the 80-hour Work Week: A Multiinstitutional Study. Surgery 2005;138(2):150-7
  • Saund MS, Zaré SM, Prasad M. Superoxide Enhancement of L-Type Ca2+ Channels in Colonic Smooth Muscle is Dependent on Gβγ and PI3-Kinase (Abstract). SSAT 2006;47:M1874
  • Zaré MM. Surgical Management for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. In: Itani KMF, editor. Hospital physician general surgery board review manual. Wayne (PA): Turner White Communications 2005;8(Pt 4):1-12. Available at http://www.turner-white.com/brm/bgene.htm
  • Morton JM, Zaré SM, Behrns KE, et al. National trends in Heller myotomy utilization and outcomes from 1988 to 1998. Surg Endosc 2003;17:S255
  • Ganasoundari A, Zaré SM, Devi U. Modification of bone marrow sensitivity by medical plant extracts. Br J Radiology 1997;70:599-602
  • Zaré SM, Galanko J, Behrns KE, et al. Psychological Well-Being of Surgery Residents Before the 80-hour Work Week: A Multiinstitutional Study. J Am Coll Surg 2004;198(4):633-640
  • Zaré SM, Morton JM, Farrell TM. Resident Well-Being: Perceived Stress and Self-Esteem. Surg Endosc 2003;17:S257

Invited Talks
  • Advancements in General and Bariatric Surgery
    Good Samaritan Hospital Sponsored Physicians’ event – 2013
  • Bariatric Surgery: Prescribing a Metabolic and Weight loss operation
    El Camino Mountain View Grand Rounds – 2010
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
    Northern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons – 2010 !
  • Surgical Management of Severe Obesity
    Boston University medical students lecture series – 2006 to current
  • Whipple procedure. A technical and historic perspective
    Nursing lecture, Boston VA Healthcare System – 2007
  • The Story of Surgical Outcomes: From the Golden Goose Ostrich to the
    American Veterans
    Surgical Grand Rounds, Boston University, Boston, MA – 2006
  • Elective Major Surgery leads to higher mortality when performed on Friday
    as compared with Monday through Wednesday
    Meeting of the Society of University Surgeons, San Diego, CA – 2006 !
  • Surgery for Morbid Obesity: An overview and update
    Boston Swallowing and Motility Disorder Society, Boston, MA – 2005
  • Has the 80-Hour Work Week Improved Psychological Well-Being of
    Surgery Residents? A Multi-institutional Study Report
    Surgical Grand Rounds, Boston University, Boston, MA – 2005 !!
  • Psychological Well-Being of Surgery Residents after inception of the
    80-hour Work Week: A Multi-institutional Study
    Meeting of the Society of University Surgeons, Nashville, TN – 2005 !
  • Obesity Update: Ghrelin, New Kid on the Block
    Multidisciplinary GI conference, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
    NC – 2004
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Debates, Controversies &
    New Paradigms. Surgical Grand Rounds, Boston VA Healthcare System
    Boston, MA – 2004 !
  • Psychological Well-Being of Surgery Residents before and after
    the 80 hour Work Week: A Prospective Multi-institutional Study
    Surgical Grand Rounds, Univ N Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC – 2004 !
  • Chronic Pancreatitis: To Resect or not to Resect
    Multidisciplinary GI conference, Univ N Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC – 2003 !
  • Surgery in Chronic Pancreatitis
    Asheville VA Medical Center, Asheville, NC – 2003 !
  • Resident Well-Being: Perceived Stress and Self-Esteem
    SAGES meeting, Los Angeles, CA – 2003
  • Ileal Pouches: An Overview
    Surgical Grand Rounds, Georgetown University, Washington, DC – 2001
  • Precise Role of Imaging in Acute Abdomen
    Surgical Grand Rounds, Georgetown University, Washington, DC – 2000
  • Hydatid Cyst of Liver: Diagnosis and management
    Surgical Grand Rounds, Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA – 1999
  • Living Donor Liver Transplant
    Surgical Grand Rounds. Georgetown University, Washington, DC – 1998
  • Radiomodifying effects of plant drugs on mouse bone marrow
    The 11th International Medical Students Congress. Istanbul, Turkey – 1995
  • Modification of radiation-induced hemopoietic stem cell lethality by
    Withaferin A, Plumbagin & Ocimum Extract. International Symposium on
    Radiomodifiers in Human Health. Manipal, India – 1995 !
  • Clinical comparison of Carcinoma of Proximal colon, Distal
    Colon & Rectum. The 10th International Medical Students Congress
    Istanbul, Turkey – 1994

Leadership
  • Chair– Dept. of Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose – current
  • Director – Bariatric Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose – current
  • Member– Physician Advisory Committee, Good Sam Hospital – current
  • Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery– Boston VA, 2004-08
  • Chair of task force –OR scheduling and patient safety, Boston VA, 2006
  • Chair of task force – OR digital integration project, Boston VA, 2007