Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Mike Chen attended University of Texas and UT Health Sciences Center in Houston. He trained in general surgery at University of Florida. He completed fellowships in Transplantation and then Pediatric Surgery. He was on faculty at UMDNJ-Camden from 1996-2000. He joined the faculty at UF in Gainesville from 2000-2009. He was recruited to UAB in September, 2009. He is the Director of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief of the Children’s Hospital. His focus is on providing the best clinical care possible for infants and children and to inspire young surgeons to do the same. He has a strong interest in education and mentorship. Dr. Chen’s clinical interests include all aspects of pediatric surgery with particular focus in anorectal malformation, Hirschsprung’s disease, bowel management, congenital anomalies, thoracic defects and minimal invasive surgery. He is also engaged in a prospective study on adolescent bariatric surgery.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2018 Systemic Thrombolysis of an Occlusive Aortic Thrombus in a Neonate on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.American Surgeon.  84:e372-e374. 2018
    2018 Cardiovascular risk factors after adolescent bariatric surgeryPediatrics.  141. 2018
    2017 Open versus laparoscopic approach to gastric fundoplication in children with cardiac risk factors.Journal of Surgical Research.  220:52-58. 2017
    2017 Changes in Dietary Intake and Eating Behavior in Adolescents After Bariatric Surgery: an Ancillary Study to the Teen-LABS Consortium.Obesity Surgery.  27:3082-3091. 2017
    2017 Utilization of the NSQIP-Pediatric Database in Development and Validation of a New Predictive Model of Pediatric Postoperative Wound Complications.Journal of The American College of Surgeons.  224:532-544. 2017
    2017 Survey on Robot-Assisted Surgical Techniques Utilization in US Pediatric Surgery Fellowships.Pediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques.  27:186-190. 2017
    2016 Outcome assessment of renal replacement therapy in neonates.Journal of Surgical Research.  204:34-38. 2016
    2016 Risk Factors for Stricture Formation After Esophageal Atresia Repair.Pediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques.  26:393-398. 2016
    2016 Weight Loss and Health Status 3 Years after Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents.New England Journal of Medicine.  374:113-123. 2016
    2016 Defining the Role of a Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program Director: Results of a National Cross-sectional Survey.American Surgeon.  82:E9-12. 2016
    2015 The effort and outcomes of the Pediatric Surgery match process: Are we interviewing too many?Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  50:1954-1957. 2015
    2015 Musculoskeletal Pain, Self-reported Physical Function, and Quality of Life in the Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS) Cohort.JAMA Pediatrics.  169:552-559. 2015
    2015 Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Severely Obese Adolescents: The Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS) Study.JAMA Pediatrics.  169:438-444. 2015
    2015 Routine utilization of single-incision pediatric endosurgery (SIPES): a 5-year institutional experience.Pediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques.  25:252-255. 2015
    2015 Single-incision pediatric endosurgery (SIPES) splenectomy: what dictates the need for additional ports?Surgical Endoscopy.  29:30-33. 2015
    2014 Role of laparoscopy in the prevention and in the treatment of adhesions.Seminars in Pediatric Surgery.  23:353-356. 2014
    2014 Utility of immature granulocyte percentage in pediatric appendicitis.Journal of Surgical Research.  190:230-234. 2014
    2014 Extraction of esophageal foreign bodies in children: rigid versus flexible endoscopy.Pediatric Surgery International.  30:417-422. 2014
    2013 Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for biliary dyskinesia in children: frequency increasing.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  48:1716-1721. 2013
    2013 Single incision pediatric endosurgery (SIPES) appendectomy--is obesity a contraindication?Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  48:1399-1404. 2013
    2013 Single-incision pediatric endosurgery for ovarian pathology.Pediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques.  23:291-296. 2013
    2012 Angiodysplasia (vascular malformations) of the colon presenting as an acute abdomen.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  47:e37-e40. 2012
    2012 Feasibility of single-incision pediatric endosurgery for treatment of appendicitis in 415 children.Pediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques.  22:604-608. 2012
    2012 Laparoscopic surgery in children with congenital heart disease.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  47:1084-1088. 2012
    2010 American Pediatric Surgical Association New Technology Committee review on video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for childhood cancer.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  45:2227-2233. 2010
    2010 Outcomes of treatment of childhood achalasia.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  45:1173-1177. 2010
    2009 Position paper on laparoscopic antireflux operations in infants and children for gastroesophageal reflux disease. American Pediatric Surgery Association.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  44:1034-1040. 2009
    2009 Equestrian injuries in children.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  44:148-150. 2009
    2009 Position paper on video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery as treatment of pediatric empyema.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  44:289-293. 2009
    2008 Mesenteric lipoblastoma: a rare location in children.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  43:e5-e7. 2008
    2008 Pediatric basal cell carcinoma: case reports and literature review.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  43:2277-2280. 2008
    2008 A case of dual thoracoabdominal impalement in vehicular trauma.American Surgeon.  74:757-760. 2008
    2008 Traumatic aortic injuries in the pediatric population.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  43:1077-1081. 2008
    2008 Ashes, embers, and coals: significant sources of burn-related morbidity in children.Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation.  29:109-113. 2008
    2007 The use of Seprafilm in pediatric surgical patients.American Surgeon.  73:792-795. 2007
    2007 Salvaging the "lost peritoneum" after ventriculoatrial shunt failures.Child's Nervous System.  23:483-486. 2007
    2006 Differential response of neuroblastoma cells to TRAIL is independent of PI3K/AKT.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  41:1072-1080. 2006
    2006 Current practice in pediatric surgery.Surgical Clinics of North America.  86:xix-xx. 2006
    2006 One-year outcomes of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbidly obese adolescents: a multicenter study from the Pediatric Bariatric Study Group.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  41:137-143. 2006
    2005 VEGF-mediated survivin expression in neuroblastoma cells.Journal of Surgical Research.  127:21-28. 2005
    2004 Administration of prenatal betamethasone suppresses the adrenal-hypophyseal axis in newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  39:1176-1182. 2004
    2004 Artificial rearing of mouse pups: development of a mouse pup in a cup model.Pediatric Research.  56:250-255. 2004
    2004 Expression of VEGF receptors in cocultured neuroblastoma cells.Journal of Surgical Research.  119:56-65. 2004
    2004 Animal models for intestinal tissue engineering.Biomaterials.  25:1675-1681. 2004
    2004 Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation combined with endovascular embolization for management of neonatal high-output cardiac failure secondary to intracranial arteriovenous fistula: Case reportJournal of Neurosurgery.  100:197-200. 2004
    2003 Expanded application of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in a pediatric surgery practice.Annals of Surgery.  237:766-772. 2003
    2003 Differential expression of Bcl-2 and Bax may enhance neuroblastoma survival.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  38:486-491. 2003
    2003 VEGF receptors are differentially expressed by neuroblastoma cells in culture.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  38:514-521. 2003
    2003 Neuroblastoma, apoptosis, and growth factors.American Surgeon.  69:28-31. 2003
    2003 Twenty years of progress in congenital diaphragmatic hernia at the University of Florida.American Surgeon.  69:45-52. 2003
    2002 Caspase 3 expression is altered in a coculture model of neuroblastoma.Journal of Surgical Research.  106:323-327. 2002
    2002 Small watercraft injuries in children.American Surgeon.  68:535-538. 2002
    2002 Insulin-like growth factor-I protects neuroblastoma against starvation-induced apoptosis and is associated with increased Bcl-2 expression.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  37:472-476. 2002
    2002 VEGF upregulates Bcl-2 expression and is associated with decreased apoptosis in neuroblastoma cells.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  37:467-471. 2002
    2001 Gastrointestinal foreign bodies.Pediatric Annals.  30:736-742. 2001
    2001 Small bowel tissue engineering using small intestinal submucosa as a scaffold.Journal of Surgical Research.  99:352-358. 2001
    2001 VEGF is upregulated in a neuroblastoma and hepatocyte coculture model.Journal of Surgical Research.  97:34-40. 2001
    2000 Free fluid on abdominal computed tomography scan after blunt trauma does not mandate exploratory laparotomy in children.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  35:990-992. 2000
    2000 Neuroblastoma and hepatocyte coculture conditioned media alter apoptosis.Journal of Surgical Research.  90:113-118. 2000
    1999 Analysis of the costs of surgery for Hirschsprung's disease: one-stage laparoscopic pull-through versus two-stage Duhamel procedure.Clinical Pediatrics.  38:593-596. 1999
    1999 The effect of leukocyte infiltration on apoptosis in an in vitro thermal injury bioartificial living skin equivalent model.Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation.  20:374-376. 1999
    1999 Fas-mediated induction of hepatocyte apoptosis in a neuroblastoma and hepatocyte coculture model.Journal of Surgical Research.  84:82-87. 1999
    1998 Induction of apoptosis in a neuroblastoma and hepatocyte coculture model.Journal of Surgical Research.  78:123-130. 1998
    1997 Infradiaphragmatic extralobar pulmonary sequestration masquerading as an intra-abdominal, suprarenal mass.Pediatric Surgery International.  12:529-531. 1997
    1997 Perinatal management of enteric duplication cysts of the tongue.American Journal of Perinatology.  14:161-163. 1997
    1997 Laparoscopic common duct exploration in a child with recurrent pancreatitis due to a primary fungus ball in the terminal common bile duct.Pediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques.  7:63-67. 1997
    1997 Initial experience with laparoscopic-assisted pull-through for Hirschsprung's diseasePediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques.  1:91-94. 1997
    1997 Laparoscopic approach for enteral nutrition in pediatric oncology patientsPediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques.  1:87-90. 1997
    1997 Laparoscopic fundoplication in children: A superior techniquePediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques.  1:71-76. 1997
    1997 Pilot assessment of interval laparoscopic appendectomy for treatment of perforated appendicitis in childrenPediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques.  1:127-130. 1997
    1997 The role of laparoscopic lymph node sampling in childrenPediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques.  1:33-38. 1997
    1996 Tracheal hamartoma: report of a child with a neck mass.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  31:1584-1585. 1996
    1996 Laparoscopic evaluation and treatment of intestinal malrotation in infants.Surgical Endoscopy.  10:936-937. 1996
    1996 Complications of minimal-access surgery in children.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  31:1161-1165. 1996
    1995 The use of minimal access surgery in pediatric trauma: a preliminary report.Journal of laparoendoscopic surgery.  5:295-301. 1995
    1994 Liver transplantation at the University of Florida.The Journal of the Florida Medical Association.  81:335-338. 1994
    1993 Influence of progressive tumor growth on glutamine metabolism in skeletal muscle and kidney.Annals of Surgery.  217:655-666. 1993
    1992 Adaptive regulation in skeletal muscle glutamine metabolism in endotoxin-treated rats.Journal of Trauma.  32:600-606. 1992
    1992 Mechanisms of accelerated hepatic glutamine efflux in the tumour-bearing rat.Surgical Oncology.  1:173-182. 1992
    1992 Cytokine regulation of intestinal glutamine utilization.American Journal of Surgery.  163:174-179. 1992
    1991 Glutamine metabolism in cancer: Alterations in inter-organ flux and nutritional strategiesRivista Italiana di Nutrizione Parenterale ed Enterale.  9:65-71. 1991
    1991 Glutamine metabolism by the endotoxin-injured lung.Journal of Trauma.  31:1068-1074. 1991
    1991 The effects of endotoxin on the splanchnic metabolism of glutamine and related substrates.Journal of Trauma.  31:742-751. 1991
    1991 The gut: a key organ following injury and infectionRivista Italiana di Nutrizione Parenterale ed Enterale.  9:7-14. 1991
    1991 Tumor regulation of hepatic glutamine metabolism.Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.  15:159-164. 1991
    1991 Nutritional support of the surgical oncology patient.Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America.  5:125-145. 1991
    1991 Endotoxin and renal glutamine metabolism.Archives of Surgery -New York-.  126:23-27. 1991
    1990 Tumor glutamine use exceeds intestinal glutamine use in cachectic tumor-bearing ratsSurgical Forum -Chicago-.  41:12-14. 1990
    1990 Glutamine nutrition: theoretical considerations and therapeutic impact.Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.  14:237S-243S. 1990
    1990 Gut glutamine metabolism.Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.  14:45S-50S. 1990

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2008 Short Bowel Syndrome and Intestinal Tissue Engineering.  310-317. 2008

    Research Overview

  • anorectal malformation, Hirschsprung’s disease, bowel management, congenital anomalies, thoracic defects and minimal invasive surgery
  • Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Chen was the Program Director for the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship until 2017. He remains committed to the education of medical students, residents, and fellows.
  • Teaching Activities

  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2013) 2013 - 2014
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • 80-414 - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Mike Chen
  • Blazerid

  • mkschen