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JOHN ROBERT PENDER IV, M.D.
Assistant Professor
 

Address:
Department of Surgery     
The Brody School of Medicine    
East Carolina University
301A Pitt County Memorial Hospital   
Greenville, NC  27858-4354 
(252) 744-4751 phone
(252) 744-5775 fax

Appointments:
2004-present Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Laparoscopy and Bariatric Surgery
Department of Surgery
Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina

2008-present Assistant Professor
Division of Laparoscopy and Bariatric Surgery
Department of Surgery
Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina

Education:

1989-1993 The University of the South
Sewanee, TN
B.A. Religion

1995-1999 Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, PA
M.D.

Internship:
1999-2000 Intern, General Surgery
Pitt County Memorial Hospital
Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina

Residency:
2000-2003 Resident, General Surgery
Pitt County Memorial Hospital
Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina

2003-2004 Administrative Chief Resident, General Surgery
Pitt County Memorial Hospital
Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina

Fellowship:  
2004-2005 Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship
Pitt County Memorial Hospital
Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina

Licensure:

North Carolina

Certification:  
American Board of Surgery, Board Certified

Awards and Research Grants:
2009-2011 Education Grant, Covdien, Inc. (Principle Investigator)($3,600)

2008 Education Gift,  Ethicon Inc. (suture course for residents)($3,690)

2008 Education Gift, Covidien, Inc. (Fundamentals of Laparoscopic skills)($5,000)

2008-2009 Research Grant, Metacure, Inc. (Principle Investigator)($490,000) Funded until the study was cancelled in the U.S.A. by Metacure.  $10,000 paid to East Carolina University

2003-2008Research Grant,  NIH/NIDDK.  (Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric  Surgery.) sub-investigator. $250,000 annually. 

Publications:
Gosman G. G., King W. C., Schrope B., Steffen K. J., Strain G. W., Courcoulas A. P., Flum D. R., Pender J. R., Simhan H. N.. Reproductive Health of Women Electing Bariatric Surgery. Submitted to Fertility and Sterility February 2009.

Bikman B, Zheng D, Pories J, Chapman W, Pender J, Bowden R, Reed M, Cortright R, Tapscott E,. Houmard J, Tanner C, Lee J and Dohm L. Mechanism for Improved Insulin Sensitivity after Gastric Bypass Surgery. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism Vol. 93, No. 12 4656-4663. 2008 Kardys Cm,  Stoner MC, Manwaring M, Barker MJ, MacDonald KG, Pender JR, Chapman WH.  “Safety and efficacy of intravascular ultrasound-guided inferior vena cava filter in super obese bariatric patients.” Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases..  4(1):50-4;Jan-Feb 2008.

Pender J and Pories W.  The Epidemiology of Obesity in the United States.  Gastroenterology Clinics of North America 34 (2005) 1-7.

Pender J and Pories W.  Surgical Treatment of Obesity.  Psychiatric Clinics of North America 28 (2005) 219-234.

Pender J, Pories W.  The Obesity Epidemic in  Bariatric Surgery: A Primer edited by Francis Farraye and Armour Forse, Slack Incorporated, Thorofare, New Jersey. 2006

Co-Editor, Pender J and Pories W, Bariatric Surgery Web Portal, American College of Surgeons Web Site, in progress.  (www.facs.org)

Pories W, Pender J. Bariatric Surgery in  Mastery of Surgery, edited by Josef E. Fischer Chapter in 5th Edition 2006.

MacDonald K, Pender J. Hypertension and Obesity in Obesity Surgery. edited  by Henry Buchwald . Chapter in 1st edition 2006.

Presentations/Lectures:
“Is the GK rat the best model for studying the surgical amelioration of Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM)?” Poster presentation at the Southeastern Surgical Congress meeting 2009.

“Emergency room presentations after Weight-Loss Surgery.”  Department of Emergency Medicine, Brody School of Medicine. Grand Rounds presentation.  January 2009.

“Complications of Weight-loss Surgery.” Department of Surgery, Brody School of Medicine. Grand Rounds Presentation.  January 2009.

“Improving Bariatric Surgery Outcomes with Centers of Excellence Program” Podium presentation at the 22nd Annual Yash P Kataria Internal Medicine Research Day, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University. Spring 2008.

“The Amelioration of Type Two Diabetes Mellitus Following Gastric Bypass Surgery.” Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association, 2008.

“Oral Glucose Tolerance Is Improved Following Duodenal-Jejunal Bypass in Lean Diabetic Rats.“ Poster presentation at the 22nd Annual Yash P Kataria Internal Medicine Research Day, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University. Spring 2008.

“Duodenal-Jejunal Bypass Improves Skeletal Muscle Insulin Sensitivity in a Non-Obese Diabetic Animal Model.”  Poster presentation at the 22nd Annual Yash P Kataria Internal Medicine Research Day, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University. Spring 2008.

“The Amelioration of Type Two Diabetes Mellitus Following Gastric Bypass Surgery.” Poster presentation at the 22nd Annual Yash P Kataria Internal Medicine Research Day, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University. Spring 2008.

“Safety and efficacy of intravascular ultrasound-guided inferior vena cava filter in super obese bariatric patients.” Poster presented at the annual meeting of the society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, 2007.

“Routine use of a wound protector during laparoscopic Roux en Y Gastric Bypass reduces wound infection rates.”  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, 2007.

“Role of Simulation in Healthcare Education: Keeping our Patients Safe” Panel member. Greenville Hilton, April, 2007

“Racial Variations in Fat Metabolism May Affect the Success of diets and Bariatric Surgery.”  American Society for Bariatric Surgery, Annual Meeting. June 2006.

“Colon” Brody School of Medicine, M3 student quarterly lecture:  (2004 – present)

“Surgical Infections” Brody School of Medicine,  M3 student quarterly lecture: (2004 –2007)

“Urology” Brody School of Medicine,  M3 student quarterly lecture:  (2007-2008)

“Laparoscopic Hernia Repair” Roanoke- Chowan Hospital, North Carolina Area Health Education Center, Continuing Medical Education Lecture in Surgery, July 2003

“John H. Gibbon, Jr.: The Man and His Heart-Lung Machine.”  Brody School of Medicine, Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, November 2003

Clinical Predictors of Subtherapeutic Aminoglycoside Levels in Trauma Patients Undergoing Once-Daily Dosing.” North Carolina Chapter, American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma, Spring 2002 meeting

Research:
TANTALUS® II System for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Study.  Primary Investigator: John Pender MD, investigators:  Walter Pories, MD,  Bill Chapman, MD, Robert Tanenberg, MD, Almond Drake, MD, Moahad Dar, MD.

The Role of Incretins in Type 2 Diabetes. Walter J. Pories, MD, G. Lynis Dohm PhD John Pender, MD William Chapman, MD, , Ying Chang MD, MPH, Edward Seidel, Ph.D., Hisham Barakat, Ph.D., Kenneth G. MacDonald.

Glucose tolerance in rats after Duodenal jejunal bypass. Primary investigator: Tim Gavin, PhD, Lynis Dohm, PhD.  Subinvestigators:  Walter Pories, MD, John Pender, MD.  Internal grant.

Treatment of Diabetes by Duodenal Jejunal Bypass.  Primary investigators: Tim Gavin, PhD, Lynis Dohm, PhD, Walter Pories, MD. Sub-investigators: David Collier, MD, John Pender, MD, Philip Neufer, PhD, Robert Tanenberg, MD, and Almond Drake, MD.  Grant proposal submitted to The National Institutes of Health.

Clinical Predictors of Subtherapeutic Aminoglycoside Levels in Trauma Patients Undergoing Once-Daily Dosing Eric A. Toschlog MD, Kennedy Blount Pharm D, John Pender MD, Scott Sagraves MD, Paul Schenarts MD, Melvin Swanson, Michael Bard MD, and Michael F. Rotondo M. Research published in Trauma.

Prognostic indicators for recurrence of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ.
Supervised by Gordan F. Schwartz, M.D., Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Committees:
- Masters Thesis Committee, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, East Carolina University.  March 2009
- BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Bariatric Physician Advisory Panel
- Medical Simulation Steering Committee
- Minimally Invasive Surgery Committee, Pitt County Memorial Hospital
- GI users Group-Pitt County Memorial Hospital
- East Carolina Endoscopy Center-credentialing committee chair.
- Quality Improvement Committee, Pitt County Memorial Hospital
- Emergent Airway Committee Pitt County Memorial Hospital
- Surgical Residency Education Committee.


Special Post Graduate Training: 
Realize™ Training Program
Cincinnati, OH
2008


Lap-Band™ Training Course
New York, NY
2007

Espohyx®  training for Endoluminal Fundoplication
ERCAD, Strasbourg, France
October 2007

Laparoscopic Colon Workshop
Cine-Med Continuing Education
Durham ,NC
November 2005

Aesop Robotic Camera System
Center for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery
East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina

Intuitive Surgicalâ da Vinciä System Phase II Training
Center for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery
East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Laparoscopic Solid Organ Surgery Course
Norwalk, Connecticut  November 2002

Professional Organizations:
- American College of Surgeons, Fellow
- American Hernia Society
- Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
- American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, Fellow
- Association of Academic Surgeons
- Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
- Southeastern Surgical Congress
- North Carolina Medical Society
- Pitt County Medical SocietyTeaching and Advising:
- Development and supervision of monthly resident skills lab, involving instruction in basic operating skills from knot tying and proper instrument handling to suture techniques, to advanced laparoscopic skills (2004 – present)
- Brody School of Medicine 4th year student surgery clerkship director.
- Co-Director of Bariatric/Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Program
- Physician Assistant Program ECU,  ECU Surgery Clerkship coordinator
- Mentor program to medical students, third year surgical clerkship
- Mentor program to Junior Surgery resident.

Professional Honors and Activities:
- Development of robotic and advanced laparoscopic urologic surgery program with Dr. Deiter Bruno. Pitt County Memorial Hospital. (2004 – present)    
- President, Intrafratenity Council, Jefferson Medical College 1996-1997
- President, Phi Chi Medical Fraternity, 1996-1997
- Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America, 1993-1995
- President, Kappa Alpha Order, 1992-1993
- Order of the Gownsmen, 1991-1993 (undergraduate Honor Roll/ Dean’s list)
- Eagle Scout , Boy Scouts of America 1988

Professional Interest:
- Laparoscopic/Robotic Surgery of the gastrointestinal tract
- Surgical treatment of obesity
- Surgical treatment of recurrent incisional hernia
- Resident Skills instruction