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Fitzgerald, Tim

 

 

Timothy Louis Fitzgerald, MD, FACS
Associate Professor

 

 

Address:
East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine
600 Moye Boulevard
Greenville, NC 27834  
Office: 252-744-5418
Fax: 252-744-5777
Email:
Fitzgeraldt@ecu.edu

Administrative Appointments:  
Director Tumor Bank
East Carolina University
Brody School of Medicine
August 2008-present

Medical Director, Surgical Oncology
Richard J. Lacks, Sr. Cancer Center
Saint Mary’s Mercy Medical Center 
Grand Rapids, MI
July 2002-July 2008
    
Associated Investigator 
Grand Rapids Clinical Oncology Program
February 2003-July 2008

Cancer Liaison Physician
American College of Surgeons
Commission on Cancer
March 2003-July 2008
    
National Cancer Institute Investigator
January 2003- Present
Number- 34862

Medical Advisory Board
Molina Healthcare of Michigan
March 2004- Present
    
Chief of General Surgery
Saint Mary’s Health Care
July 2004-July 2007

Executive Board
Grand Rapids Clinical Oncology Program
August 2004-July 2008

Physicians Organization of Western Michigan
Provider Relations/Credentialing Committee
November 2004- November 2005

Academic Appointments: 
Associate Professor
East Carolina University
August 2008-Present

Clinical Assistant Professor  
Michigan State University
January 2003- July 2008

Assistant Program Director/Site Director for Surgery
Saint Mary’s Health Care
Michigan State University- Grand Rapids
December 2005-July 2007

Postgraduate Training: 
University of Toronto
Fellowship in Surgical Oncology
July 2000-June 2002

Washington Hospital Center
General Surgical Resident
July 1996-June 2000

University of North Carolina
Surgical Resident
July 1994-June 1996

Medical Education:  
University of Michigan Medical School
Doctor of Medicine, June 1994

Undergraduate Education: 
Wayne State University
BS, May 1990

Peer Reviewed Publications: 
Fitzgerald TL, Bradley CJ, Bassam D.  Gastrointestinal malignancies: When does race matter? (In process)

Sevensma E, Kort, EJ, Fitzgerald TL.  Epidemiologic trends for esophageal cancer and obesity.  (In progress)

Kidd SA, Keto JL, Tran H, Fitzgerald TL.  The optimal number of sentinel lymph nodes in breast cancer.  (Submitted Am Surg)

R M. Van Haren, T.L. Fitzgerald.  Intraoperative hand held gamma probe detection of a recurrent nonfunctional neuroendocrine neoplasm.  J Pancreas 9(6):x-x, 2008.

T.L. Fitzgerald, Z.J. Hickner, M. Schmitz, E.J. Kort. 
 Increasing Incidence of Pancreatic Tumors.  Pancreas 2008;37(2):134-138.

C.J. Bradley, C.W. Given, B.Dahman, T. L. Fitzgerald.
 Adjuvant Chemotherapy following Resection in Elderly Medicare and Medicaid Patients with Colon Cancer.  Arch Intern Med. 2008;168(5):521-529.
 
 M.J. Loewen, J.A. Jennings, S.R. Sherman , J Slaikeu, , P.A. Ebrom, T.L. Fitzgerald.  Mammographic distance and tumor size as predictors of nipple areola complex involvement in breast cancer.  Am J Surg. 195(3):391-4, 2008

M.G. Moller, T. Gribbon, S. Ebrom, G. Padula, T.L. Fitzgerald.  Breast Cancer Metastatic to Renal Cell Carcinoma.    Surgery. 2006 Apr;139(4):577-9
  
P. O’Donnell, J. B. Morrow, T. L. Fitzgerald.  Adult Gastric Duplication Cysts:  A Case Report and Review of Literature. Am Surg. 2005 Jun;71(6):522-5

R. Haddad, R.T. Ogilvie, M. Couturo, V. Moniz, P. Shan, T Fitzgerald, C. Rabic, S.S. Hanna, S. Jothy, M. Redston, S. Gallinger, A. J. Smith.  Microsatellite Instability Occurs at Low Frequency in Resected Colorectal Cancer hepatic Metastases.  Ann Surg Oncol Nov 11(11):977-82, 2004. 

TL Fitzgerald, AJ Smith, M Ryan, M Atri, and SS Hanna.  Surgical Treatment of Incidentally Identified Pancreatic Masses.  Can J Surg 46(6):413-418, 2003.

TL Fitzgerald, MD; M Khalifa, MA Al Zahrani, CHL Law, and AJ Smith.  Ex Vivo Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Colorectal Cancer: A Feasibility Study.  J Surg Oncol 80(1):27-32, 2002.

J Kirkpatrick, D Kim, H Alam, T Fitzgerald, W Nguyen, H Provido.  Xenogenic Patch Closure of the Small Intestine: A Novel Approach to Fistula Management. Eur Surg Res 2000, 32(2):107-110.

T Fitzgerald, D Kim, S Karakozis, H Alam, H Provido, and J Kirkpatrick. Visceral Ischemia Following Cardiopulmonary  Bypass. Am Surgeon 2000, 66(7):623-6.

M Toner, E Carvalho, J Stacheki, T Fitzgerald, R Tomkins, M Yarmush, R Armont.  Non-Equilibrium Freezing of One-Cell Mouse Embryos.  Biosphysical J 1993, 64(6):1908-1921.

Published Abstracts: 
Sevensma, E; Kort, E; Fitzgerald, TL.  Epidemiologic Trends for Esophageal Cancer.  Ann Surg Onc 15(Suppl2):101, 2008

P. Iyengar, M. Khalifa, E. Hsieh, T. Fitzgerald, A. Smith and C. Law.  Lymphovascular Invasion (LVI) in Node-Negative (Stage II) Colorectal Carcinomas.   Am J Clin Pathol 120:443, 2003

TL Fitzgerald, MR Asch, JR Kachura, CS Ho, P Greig and S Gallinger.  Complications Associated with Radiofrequency Ablation of Hepatic Tumors.  J Vasc Interv Radiology April Supp, 2002

TL Fitzgerald, JD Brierley,  GA Lockwood, A Oza, M Burnstien, CJ Swallow.  Rectal Cancer Downstaging with Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation as a Function of the Time Interval to Surgery.  Ann Surg Oncology 9(1):s75

TL Fitzgerald, AJ Smith, M Ryan, M Atri, and SS Hanna.  Surgical Management of Pancreatic Incidentalomas.  Can J Surg 2001 44(suppl):16-17.

J Kirkpatrick, K Kim, H Alam, T Fitzgerald, W Nguyen, H Provido. Guided Tissue Regeneration: A Novel Approach to Fistula Management.  Eur Surg Res.  1999, 31(S1): 69

S Karakozis, T Fitzgerald, D Kim, H Alam, H Provido, J Kirkpatrick.  The Differential Effects of Milrinone in Hemorrhagic Shock.  Criti Care Med 1999, 27(1)Supp A173

D Armont, T Fitzgerald, E Carvalho, M Toner.  Plasma Membrane Integrity of One Cell Mouse Embryos Following Rapid Freezing in the Absence of Cryoprotectants.  Am Fert Soc 1991, S87

United States Patent:  
Vascular Occulsion Device
Provisional patent filed on 1/25/07

Presentations National/International 
August 2008- 51st Midwest Surgical Unique approach to intra-operative evaluation sentinel lymph node evaluation for breast cancer. 

March 2008- Society of Surgical Oncology- Epidemiologic Trends for Esophageal Cancer.  Sevensma, E; Kort, E; Fitzgerald, TL

January 2008- Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium ASCO,
ASTRO, AGA, SSO. 
Decreased Survival in Economically Disadvantaged Patients with Gastrointestinal Malignancies.  Fitzgerald TL, Bradley CJ, Cole K, Bischoffc.

Epidemiologic Trends for Esophageal Cancer.  Sevensma, E; Kort, E; Fitzgerald, TL

August 2007- 50th Midwest Surgical Society. 
Mammographic distance as a predictor of nipple areola complex involvement in breast cancer.  M.J. Loewen, J.A. Jennings, J Slaikeu, S.R. Sherman, P.A. Ebrom, T.L. Fitzgerald

January 2007- Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium ASCO,
ASTRO, AGA, SSO.  Increasing incidence of nonfunctional neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas.  T. L. Fitzgerald, Z. J. Hickner, M. Schmitz, A. Seah, E. J. Kort

June 2005- 39th North American Federation Congress.  International College of Surgeons.  Breast Cancer Metastatic to Renal Cell Carcinoma.  M.G. Moller, T. Gribbon, S. Ebrom, G. Padula and T.L. Fitzgerald
 
August 2004- 47 th Midwest Surgical Society.  Breast Cancer Metastatic to Renal Cell Carcinoma.  M.G. Moller, T. Gribbon, S. Ebrom, G. Padula and T.L. Fitzgerald.  

September 2003- American Society of Clinical Pathology.  Lymphovascular Invasion (LVI) in Node-Negative (Stage II) Colorectal Carcinomas.  P. Iyengar, M. Khalifa, E. Hsieh, T. Fitzgerald, A. Smith and C. Law.

April 2003- Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology.  Additional Impact of Ultrastaging Lymph Nodes in Stage II Colorectal Cancer.  D. Kumar, A.J. Smith, T. Fitzgerald, F.C. Wright, M. Khalifa, C.H.L. Law.

March 2003- 56th Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Cancer Symposium.  Microsatellite Instability Occurs at Low Frequency in Resected Colorectal Cancer hepatic Metastases.  R. Haddad, R.T. Ogilvie, M. Couturo, V. Moniz, P. Shan, T. Fitzgerald, C. Rabic, S.S. Hanna, S. Jothy, M. Redston, S. Gallinger, A. J. Smith.

March 2003- 56th Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Cancer Symposium.  Additional Impact of Ultrastaging Lymph Nodes in Stage II Colorectal Cancer.  D. Kumar, A.J. Smith, T. Fitzgerald, F.C. Wright, M. Khalifa, C.H.L. Law.

March  2003- 92nd Annual Meeting of  United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP)  Annual Meeting, Washington, DC Lymph node micrometastases in colorectal cancer: Detection by conventional techniques.  Khalifa M., Fitzgerald T, Iyengar P., Hsieh E., Smith A., Law A.

April 2002- Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology.  Multi-disciplinary application of radiofrequency ablation to hepatic tumors. TL Fitzgerald, MR Asch, JR Kachura, CS Ho, M Sherman, F Wong, P Greig and S Gallinger

April 2002- 27th Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Scientific Meeting.  Complications Associated with Radiofrequency Ablation of Hepatic Tumors.  TL Fitzgerald, MR Asch, JR Kachura, CS Ho, P Greig and S Gallinger

March 2002- 55th Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Cancer Symposium.  Rectal Cancer Downstaging with Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation (C-RT) as a Function of the Time Interval to Surgery (TTS).  T.L. Fitzgerald, J.D. Brierley, G.A. Lockwood, A. Oza, M. Burnstein, C.J. Swallow

September 2001- Canadian Association of General Surgeons Canadian Surgery Forum.  Surgical Resection of Pancreatic Incidentalomas.  TL Fitzgerald, AJ Smith, M Ryan, M Atri, and SS Hanna

August 2001- 39th World Congress of Surgery, International Surgical Week ISW2001. Brussels, Belgium. Paper presentation. Kirkpatrick J, Nguyen W, Kim D, Alam H, Fitzgerald T, Provido H. Success with a connective tissue matrix as a bowel wall substitute in managing intestinal fistulas.

April 2001- Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology. A Feasibility Study: Ex Vivo Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Colorectal Cancer.  TL Fitzgerald, MD; M Khalifa, MA Al Zahrani, CHL Law, and AJ Smith.

October 1999- 85 th American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress Scientific Exhibition.  Guided Tissue Regeneration:  Application in Gastrointestinal Surgery.  H Alam, D Kim, T Fitzgerald, W Nguyen, S Karakozis, M Hinds, H Provido, and J Kirkpatrick.

August 1999- 38 th World Congress of Surgery of the International Society of Surgery International Surgical Week ISW99.  Visceral Ischemia Following Cardiopulmonary Bypass.  J Kirkpatick, T Fitzgerald, D Kim, S Karakozis, H Alam, and J Provido.

August 1999- 38th World Congress of Surgery of the International  Society of Surgery International Surgical Week ISW99.  Success with a Connective Tissue Matrix as a Bowel Wall Substitute in  Managing Intestinal Fistulas.  J Kirkpatrick, D Kim, H Alam, T Fitzgerald, W Nguyen, and H Provido.

April 1999- 34 TH Congress of the European Society of Surgical Research (ESSR).  Guided Tissue Regeneration: A Novel  Approach to Fistula Management.   J. Kirkpatrick, D Kim, H Alam, T Fitzgerald, W Nguyen, H Provido.

February 1999- 67TH Annual Scientific Meeting Southeastern Surgical Congress.  Visceral Ischemia Following Cardiopulmonary Bypass.  T Fitzgerald, D Kim, S Karakozis, H Alam, H Provido, and J Kirkpatrick.

January 1999- 28th Society of Critical Care Medicine.  The Differential Effects of Milrinone in Hemorrhagic Shock.  S      Karakozis, T Fitzgerald, D Kim, H Alam, H Provido, J Kirkpatrick.

December 1998- Second SIS Symposium.  Success Using Small Intestinal Submucosa as a Bowel Wall Substitute.  T Fitzgerald, D Kim, H Alam, E Brun, L Aye, J Kirkpatrick.

January 1998- 66th Annual Scientific Meeting Southeastern Surgical Congress.  Continuing Success with a Tissue Matrix as a Bowel Wall Substitute.  T Fitzgerald, D Kim, H Alam, E Brun, L Aye and J Kirkpatirick.

Presentations Regional/ Invited Lectures  
April 2007- Grand Rapids Medical
Education Research Day
Decreased Survival in Economically Disadvantaged Patients with Gastrointestinal Malignancies.  Fitzgerald TL, Bradley CJ, Cole K, Bischoffc
R M. Van Haren, T.L. Fitzgerald.  Intraoperative hand held gamma probe detection of a recurrent nonfunctional neuroendocrine neoplasm.

September 2007- Treatment of Colorectal Cancer in the United States.  China-Japan Friendship Hospital.  Beijing China

April 2007- Grand Rapids Medical
Education Research Day
Comparing Surgical Site Infections in Patients Having Colon Surgery, Before and After Implementation of Four Standards of Care
Margaret Loewen; Tim Fitzgerald,     

Changing Incidence of Esophageal Cancer
Ann Victory; Tim Fitzgerald; Timothy Haffey; Johnathan Barkham   

February 2005- Gastroenterology and Oncology for Primary Care  
Surgical Treatment of Rectal Cancer
Treatment of Liver Metastasis

September 2004- Visiting Professor Michigan State University Kalamazoo, MI.  Surgical Treatment of Liver Metastasis

February 2004- Advances in Gastroenterology and Oncology.  Surgical Approaches to Recurrent Colorectal Cancer.

May 2003- Breast Imaging 2003:  Current Issues in the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer (8 CEC A.S.R.T.).  Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer: Radical Mastectomy to Sentinel Node Biopsy

May 2003- Annual Assembly of General Surgeons and Residents of University of Toronto
1) Microsatellite Instability Occurs at Low Frequency in Resected Colorectal Cancer hepatic Metastases

2) Additional Impact of Ultrastaging Lymph Nodes in Stage II Colorectal Cancer D. Kumar, A.J. Smith, T. Fitzgerald, F.C. Wright, M. Khalifa, C.H.L. Law

May 2002- Grand Rounds McMaster University Department of Surgery.  Role of radiofrequency ablation in management of hepatic tumors.

December 2001- Visiting professor Henry Ford Hospital.  Adjuvant Therapy for rectal cancer clinical implications and downstaging.

May 2001- Annual Assembly of General Surgeons and Residents of University of Toronto.  Ex Vivo Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Colorectal Cancer.  TL Fitzgerald, MD; M Khalifa, MA Al Zahrani, CHL Law, and AJ Smith

January 2000- Surgical Grand Rounds Washington Hospital Center. Symptomatic Recurrence of Abdominal and Pelvic Malignancy:  When and When not to Operate.  P Sugarbaker, T Fitzgerald, N Esemuede, S Karakozis

May 1999- Washington DC Area Critical Care Society Annual Poster Competition.  The Differential Effects of Milrinone in Hemorrhagic Shock.  S Karakozis, T Fitzgerald, D Kim, H Alam, H Provido, J Kirkpatrick.

February, April and May 1999- Instructor Laparoscopic Nephrectomy course- A CME symposium.  Washington Hospital  Center.

May 1998- Second Medlantic Research Institute Research Day
1) Success Using Small Intestinal Submucosa as a Bowel Wall Substitute.  T Fitzgerald, D Kim, H Alam, E Brun, L Aye, J Kirkpatrick.
2) Visceral Ischemia Following Cardiopulmonary  Bypass.  T Fitzgerald, D Kim, S Karakozis, H Alam, H Provido,  and J Kirkpatrick.

June 1997- Medlantic Research Institute Research Day. 
1) Mitochondrial Reperfusion Injury is Not Associated with Lipid Peroxidation.  T Fitzgerald, D Kim, S Karakozis, H Alam, H Provido, J Kirkpatrick
2) Continuing Success with a Tissue Matrix as a Bowel Wall Substitute.  T Fitzgerald, D Kim, H Alam, E Brun, L Aye and J Kirkpatirick

Honors and Awards: 
Michigan State University Medical Education Research Center- Most outstanding student case report- 2008

Outstanding clinical trials and exemplary research conduct
Grand Rapids Clinical Oncology Program
2006

Ernest Alva Gould Award
Surgical House Officer Award for Excellence
Washington Hospital Center, 2000

Chief Administrative Resident
Washington Hospital Center, 1999-2000

Keshishian Award
Excellence in Vascular Surgery
Washington Hospital Center, 1998

Upjohn Award
Excellence as Surgical Resident/Highest in Service Score
Washington Hospital Center, 1997

Magna Cum Laude
Wayne State University, 1990

Gold Key National Honor Society
Wayne State University, 1986

Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society
Wayne State University, 1986

Sigma Pi National Scholarship Finalist
Wayne State University, 1988

Deans List (8 semesters)
Wayne State University

National Merit Scholar
T.L. Handy High school

Certification: 
Education for Physicians on End-of-life Care (EPEC) Trainer
Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery
State of Michigan Physician License   
District of Columbia License in Medicine and Surgery
USMLE Step I, II, and III
PADI Recreational Diver
Canadian Yachting Association White Sail III

Organizations:   
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Active member- 2007

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Fellow of the Society to Surgical Oncology
    
Midwest Surgical Association
Active Member- 2003