Ziad T. Awad, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Ziad T. Awad M.D., F.A.C.S.

Professor & Associate Chair, Clinical Operations; Chief, Division of General Surgery; Medical Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Program; Program Director, Advanced GI Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship

Department: Department of Surgery
Business Phone: (904) 244-7418
Business Email: Ziad.awad@jax.ufl.edu

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Surgery
Interests
  • Clinical Special Interests: Esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, minimally invasive surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease, hiatal hernia, colorectal cancer and solid organ malignancy (spleen, adrenal, liver and pancreas); natural orifice surgery
  • Research Special Interests: Gastroesophageal reflux disease, hiatal hernia, Barrett's esophagus

Publications

2022
Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Pancreatic Cancer: An Examination of Sociodemographic Disparity in 1-Year Survival.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons.234(1):75-84[DOI] 10.1097/XCS.0000000000000018.[PMID] 35213464.
2022
Indocyanine green perfusion assessment of the gastric conduit in minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy.
Surgical endoscopy.36(2):896-903[DOI] 10.1007/s00464-021-08346-9.[PMID] 33580319.
2022
Long-term survival outcomes of esophageal cancer after minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy.
World journal of surgical oncology.20(1):50-[DOI] 10.1186/s12957-022-02518-0.[PMID] 35209914.
2022
National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Adverse Events Combined With Clavien-Dindo Scores Can Direct Quality Improvement Processes in Surgical Patients.
Journal of patient safety.18(6):e900-e902[DOI] 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000987.[PMID] 35135982.
2021
Esophageal Perforation after Using a Single-Use Disposable Duodenoscope.
Case reports in gastroenterology.15(3):972-977[DOI] 10.1159/000519685.[PMID] 35110984.
2021
Guidelines for the performance of minimally invasive splenectomy.
Surgical endoscopy.35(11):5877-5888[DOI] 10.1007/s00464-021-08741-2.[PMID] 34580773.
2021
Improved Quality of Care and Efficiency Do Not Always Mean Cost Recovery After Minimally Invasive Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy.
Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.25(11):2742-2749[DOI] 10.1007/s11605-021-04931-4.[PMID] 33528787.
2021
Minimally Invasive Ivor-Lewis Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer After Gastric Bypass.
Annals of surgical oncology.28(1):203-[DOI] 10.1245/s10434-020-08646-9.[PMID] 32488514.
2021
The Florida Pancreas Collaborative Next-Generation Biobank: Infrastructure to Reduce Disparities and Improve Survival for a Diverse Cohort of Patients with Pancreatic Cancer.
Cancers.13(4):-[DOI] 10.3390/cancers13040809.[PMID] 33671939.
2020
ASO Author Reflections: Minimally Invasive Ivor-Lewis Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer After Gastric Bypass.
Annals of surgical oncology.27(Suppl 3):793-794[DOI] 10.1245/s10434-020-08756-4.[PMID] 32588267.
2020
Assessment of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Calculator in Predicting Outcomes and Length of Stay After Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy: A Single-Center Experience.
The Journal of surgical research.255():355-360[DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2020.05.080.[PMID] 32599455.
2020
Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma in a 31-Year-Old Woman with Chronic Congenital Tracheoesophageal Fistula.
The American surgeon.86(1):e20-e21[DOI] .[PMID] 32077427.
2020
Minimally Invasive Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy (MILE): technique and outcomes of 100 consecutive cases.
Surgical endoscopy.34(7):3243-3255[DOI] 10.1007/s00464-020-07529-0.[PMID] 32253561.
2020
Venous thromboembolism prevention compliance: A multidisciplinary educational approach utilizing NSQIP best practice guidelines.
American journal of surgery.220(5):1333-1337[DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.06.059.[PMID] 32709409.
2018
Does serum albumin explain observed racial disparities in mortality for cancer patients undergoing esophagectomy?
American journal of surgery.216(4):778-781[DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2018.07.047.[PMID] 30077314.
2018
How Safe Is the Safety Net? Comparison of Ivor-Lewis Esophagectomy at a Safety-Net Hospital Using the NSQIP Database.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons.226(4):680-684[DOI] 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2017.12.036.[PMID] 29471035.
2018
Near infrared perfusion assessment of gastric conduit during minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy.
American journal of surgery.216(3):524-527[DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2017.11.026.[PMID] 29203037.
2017
Minimally invasive Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy for esophageal cancer with right aortic arch.
Journal of gastrointestinal oncology.8(1):E1-E2[DOI] 10.21037/jgo.2016.12.01.[PMID] 28280627.
2017
The effects of neoadjuvant therapy on morbidity and mortality of esophagectomy for esophageal cancer: American college of surgeons national surgical quality improvement program (ACS-NSQIP) 2005-2012.
Journal of surgical oncology.115(3):296-300[DOI] 10.1002/jso.24493.[PMID] 27813095.
2016
Thoracoscopic management of volvulus of the gastric conduit following minimally invasive Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy.
Surgical endoscopy.30(7):3098-[DOI] 10.1007/s00464-015-4531-0.[PMID] 26423417.
2015
Proton radiotherapy dose perturbations caused by esophageal stents of varying material composition are negligible in an experimental model.
Endoscopy international open.3(1):E46-50[DOI] 10.1055/s-0034-1390709.[PMID] 26134771.
2014
Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy: a comparison of natural orifice versus transabdominal specimen extraction.
Surgical endoscopy.28(10):2871-6[DOI] 10.1007/s00464-014-3540-8.[PMID] 24789131.
2014
Laparoscopic total colectomy with transvaginal extraction of the colon and ileorectal anastomosis.
Annals of surgical oncology.21(9):3029-[DOI] 10.1245/s10434-014-3678-6.[PMID] 24743907.
2014
Patient expectations in day surgery unit: our experience.
Clinical otolaryngology : official journal of ENT-UK ; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery.39(6):379-84[DOI] 10.1111/coa.12301.[PMID] 25125241.
2014
Totally Laparoscopic Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Pancreatic Head Cancer With Involvement of the Smv-Pv Confluence
.21(1):S42-[DOI] .[PMID] .
2014
Totally laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic head cancer with involvement of the superior mesenteric vein-portal vein confluence.
Annals of surgical oncology.21(11):3439-[DOI] 10.1245/s10434-014-3736-0.[PMID] 24841345.
2013
Guidelines for the management of hiatal hernia.
Surgical endoscopy.27(12):4409-28[DOI] 10.1007/s00464-013-3173-3.[PMID] 24018762.
2013
Proton therapy may allow for comprehensive elective nodal coverage for patients receiving neoadjuvant radiotherapy for localized pancreatic head cancers.
Journal of gastrointestinal oncology.4(4):374-9[DOI] 10.3978/j.issn.2078-6891.2013.043.[PMID] 24294509.
2013
Proton therapy with concomitant capecitabine for pancreatic and ampullary cancers is associated with a low incidence of gastrointestinal toxicity.
Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden).52(3):498-505[DOI] 10.3109/0284186X.2012.762997.[PMID] 23477361.
2013
SAGES evidence-based guidelines for the laparoscopic resection of curable colon and rectal cancer.
Surgical endoscopy.27(1):1-10[DOI] 10.1007/s00464-012-2592-x.[PMID] 23239291.
2012
Carcinoma of the tail of the pancreas presenting as acute abdomen.
JOP : Journal of the pancreas.13(1):58-60[DOI] .[PMID] 22233948.
2012
Laparoscopic hybrid NOTES liver resection for metastatic colorectal cancer.
Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques.22(1):e5-7[DOI] 10.1097/SLE.0b013e31823f7596.[PMID] 22318081.
2012
Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy: a Comparison of Natural Orifice Vs. Transabdominal Specimen Extraction
.215():S15-[DOI] .[PMID] .
2012
Laparoscopic subtotal colectomy with transrectal extraction of the colon and ileorectal anastomosis.
Surgical endoscopy.26(3):869-71[DOI] 10.1007/s00464-011-1926-4.[PMID] 21938571.
2012
Proton Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer - Toxicity Data and Early Outcomes
Pancreas.41():1141-[DOI] .[PMID] .
2012
Proton Therapy May Allow Elective Nodal Coverage in the Setting of Neoadjuvant Radiation Therapy for Pancreatic Head Cancers Without Significantly Increasing Normal Tissue Exposure
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics.84():S319-[DOI] .[PMID] .
2012
Replaced common hepatic artery from superior mesenteric artery during pancreaticoduodenectomy.
The Gulf journal of oncology.(11):60-2[DOI] .[PMID] 22227547.
2011
Early Outcomes for Pancreatic Cancer Patients Treated With Proton Therapy
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics.81():S344-[DOI] .[PMID] .
2011
Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy with transvaginal colon extraction using a laparoscopic posterior colpotomy: a 2-year series from a single institution.
Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques.21(6):403-8[DOI] 10.1097/SLE.0b013e31823945ac.[PMID] 22146161.
2011
Seprafilm slurry does not increase complication rates after laparoscopic colectomy.
Surgical endoscopy.25(8):2661-5[DOI] 10.1007/s00464-011-1624-2.[PMID] 21416176.
2010
Extraction of Surgical Clip-Induced "Lollipop" Choledocholithiasis
.42():E15-E16[DOI] .[PMID] .
2010
Extraction of surgical clip-induced "lollipop" choledocholithiasis.
Endoscopy.42 Suppl 2():E15-6[DOI] 10.1055/s-0029-1215368.[PMID] 20072999.
2010
Laparoscopic management of sigmoidorectal intussusception.
JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.14(1):137-9[DOI] 10.4293/108680810X12674612015184.[PMID] 20529540.
2010
Predictors of Failure of the Laparoscopic Approach for the Management of Small Bowel Obstruction
The American Surgeon.76():947-950[DOI] .[PMID] .
2010
Predictors of failure of the laparoscopic approach for the management of small bowel obstruction.
The American surgeon.76(9):947-50[DOI] .[PMID] 20836340.
2010
Spontaneous splenic rupture due to splenic metastasis of esophageal cancer.
The American surgeon.76(9):1025-[DOI] .[PMID] 20836358.
2009
Aberrant presentation of the gallbladder during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.13(4):605-7[DOI] 10.4293/108680809X12589999538075.[PMID] 20042126.
2009
An easy technique for laparoscopic placement of Seprafilm.
Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques.19(5):e181-3[DOI] 10.1097/SLE.0b013e3181b9302d.[PMID] 19851248.
2009
Genetic and molecular abnormalities in cholangiocarcinogenesis.
Anticancer research.29(4):1151-6[DOI] .[PMID] 19414358.
2009
Surgical Clip Inducing "Lollipop" Choledocholithiasis
American Journal of Gastroenterology.104():672-[DOI] .[PMID] .
2008
Post-Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Pain: Effects of Intraperitoneal Local Anesthetics On Pain Control - a Randomized Prospective Double-Blinded Placebo-Controlled Trial
The American Surgeon.74():201-209[DOI] .[PMID] .
2008
Post-laparoscopic cholecystectomy pain: effects of intraperitoneal local anesthetics on pain control--a randomized prospective double-blinded placebo-controlled trial.
The American surgeon.74(3):201-9[DOI] .[PMID] 18376682.
2008
Prognostic indicators of quality of life after cholecystectomy for biliary dyskinesia.
The American surgeon.74(5):400-4[DOI] .[PMID] 18481495.
2007
Epidemiology and cost of haemodialysis in Jordan.
Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit.13(3):654-63[DOI] .[PMID] 17687839.
2006
A randomized controlled trial: is water better than a standard lubricant in nasendoscopy?
Clinical otolaryngology : official journal of ENT-UK ; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery.31(2):134-7[DOI] .[PMID] 16620333.
2006
Assessment of diaphragmatic stressors as risk factors for symptomatic failure of laparoscopic nissen fundoplication.
Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.10(1):12-21[DOI] .[PMID] 16368486.
2006
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for isolated traumatic rupture of the gallbladder following blunt abdominal injury.
Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A.16(6):623-5[DOI] .[PMID] 17243883.
2006
Laparoscopic closure of the Petersen mesenteric defect.
Obesity surgery.16(6):770-2[DOI] .[PMID] 16756740.
2006
Laparoscopic resection of colon cancer and synchronous liver metastasis.
Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A.16(1):51-3[DOI] .[PMID] 16494549.
2006
Massive hemoperitoneum from transhepatic perforation of the gallbladder.
The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York.73(8):1135-6[DOI] .[PMID] 17285213.
2006
Repair of 104 failed anti-reflux operations.
Annals of surgery.244(1):42-51[DOI] .[PMID] 16794388.
2006
Sub-diaphragmatic fascia: role in the recurrence of hiatal hernias.
Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus.19(2):111-3[DOI] .[PMID] 16643180.
2006
Subxiphoid incisional hernias after median sternotomy.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons.202(2):386-7; author reply 387[DOI] .[PMID] 16427571.
2005
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the presence of lymphangiomyomatosis.
Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques.15(2):104-5[DOI] .[PMID] 15821625.
2005
Mechanisms of ventral hernia recurrence after mesh repair and a new proposed classification.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons.201(1):132-40[DOI] .[PMID] 15978454.
2005
Perforation of metastatic melanoma to the small bowel with simultaneous gastrointestinal stromal tumor.
World journal of gastroenterology.11(17):2687-9[DOI] .[PMID] 15849837.
2004
Esophageal papillomatosis complicated by squamous cell carcinoma in situ.
Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus.17(4):345-7[DOI] .[PMID] 15569375.
2004
Hiatal hernia recurrence: 2004.
Hernia : the journal of hernias and abdominal wall surgery.8(4):311-7[DOI] .[PMID] 15300469.
2004
Technical factors in the creation of a "floppy" Nissen fundoplication.
American journal of surgery.187(6):724-7[DOI] .[PMID] 15191865.
2004
The myth of the short esophagus.
Surgical endoscopy.18(12):1819; author reply 1820-[DOI] .[PMID] 15809798.
2003
Endoscopic SIS injection into the lower oesophageal sphincter in dogs.
Irish journal of medical science.172(1):20-3[DOI] .[PMID] 12760458.
2003
Is analysis of lower esophageal sphincter vector volumes of value in diagnosing gastroesophageal reflux disease?
World journal of gastroenterology.9(1):174-8[DOI] .[PMID] 12508377.
2003
Postmyotomy dysphagia after laparoscopic surgery for achalasia.
World journal of gastroenterology.9(5):1129-31[DOI] .[PMID] 12717873.
2003
The laparoscopic reoperation of failed Heller myotomy.
Surgical endoscopy.17(7):1046-9[DOI] .[PMID] 12730729.
2002
Causes of long-term dysphagia after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication.
JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.6(1):35-40[DOI] .[PMID] 12002294.
2002
Hiatal stenosis after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication: a report of 2 cases.
JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.6(4):397-9[DOI] .[PMID] 12500845.
2002
Pseudoachalasia as a late complication of gastric wrap performed for morbid obesity: report of a case.
Surgery today.32(10):906-9[DOI] .[PMID] 12376791.
2002
Symptom predictability of reflux-induced respiratory disease.
Digestive diseases and sciences.47(1):9-14[DOI] .[PMID] 11837739.
2002
The effect of diaphragmatic stressors on recurrent hiatal hernia.
Hernia : the journal of hernias and abdominal wall surgery.6(4):163-6[DOI] .[PMID] 12424593.
2001
An unusual case of gastric volvulus after laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair.
Surgical endoscopy.15(7):757-[DOI] .[PMID] 11591985.
2001
Cecal herniation through the foramen of Winslow after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication.
Surgical endoscopy.15(12):1490-[DOI] .[PMID] 11965478.
2001
Esophageal shortening during the era of laparoscopic surgery.
World journal of surgery.25(5):558-61[DOI] .[PMID] 11369979.
2001
Laparoscopic reoperative antireflux surgery.
Surgical endoscopy.15(12):1401-7[DOI] .[PMID] 11965454.
2001
The short esophagus: pathogenesis, diagnosis, and current surgical options.
Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960).136(1):113-4[DOI] .[PMID] 11146791.
2001
Type IV hiatal hernia post laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication: report of a case.
Surgery today.31(2):156-8[DOI] .[PMID] 11291711.
2000
Does the duration of gastroesophageal reflux disease and degree of acid reflux correlate with esophageal function? A retrospective analysis of 768 patients.
Journal of clinical gastroenterology.30(1):56-60[DOI] .[PMID] 10636211.
2000
Left side thoracoscopically assisted gastroplasty: a new technique for managing the shortened esophagus.
Surgical endoscopy.14(5):508-12[DOI] .[PMID] 10858484.
2000
Persistent dysphagia after laparoscopic vagotomy.
Surgical endoscopy.14(4):330-5[DOI] .[PMID] 10790549.
2000
The preoperative predictability of the short esophagus in patients with stricture or paraesophageal hernia.
Surgical endoscopy.14(5):464-8[DOI] .[PMID] 10858473.
1999
A combined laparoscopic-endoscopic method of assessment to prevent the complications of short esophagus.
Surgical endoscopy.13(6):626-7[DOI] .[PMID] 10347306.
1999
A new form of access for endo-organ surgery. The initial experience with percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.
Surgical endoscopy.13(8):738-41[DOI] .[PMID] 10430675.
1999
Correlations between esophageal diseases and manometric length: a study of 617 patients.
Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.3(5):483-8[DOI] .[PMID] 10482704.
1999
Endo-organ full-thickness excision for gastric cancer: report of a case.
Surgery today.29(12):1248-52[DOI] .[PMID] 10639705.
1999
Manometric and radiographic verification of esophageal body decompensation for patients with achalasia.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons.189(2):158-63[DOI] .[PMID] 10437837.
1999
Surgery for achalasia: 1998.
Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.3(5):447-55[DOI] .[PMID] 10482699.

Office Information

Academic Office
3rd Floor, Faculty Clinic
653 West 8th Street, FC12
Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 244-3940
Ziad.awad@jax.ufl.edu
Senior Medical Secretary
Jessica Woodard
(904) 244-7418
Jessica.Woodard@jax.ufl.edu
GME Office
3rd Floor Faculty Clinic
653 West 8th Street, FC12
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Phone: (904) 244-3903
Fax: (904) 244-3020
Ziad.awad@jax.ufl.edu
Program Administrator
Eugenia Strong
(904) 244-3903
eugenia.strong@jax.ufl.edu

Education

Medical Degree
1988 · University of Baghdad College of Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq
Research Fellow in Esophageal and Laparoscopic Surgery Fellowship
1998 · Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, USA
Surgery Residency
2003 · Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, USA
Surgery Residency
2005 · University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO, USA
Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship
2006 · New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia, New York, NY, USA