Current Residents

General Surgery Academic Year 2014/2015

Jegan Gopal, M.D.

Resident, PGY 5 (Chief)

 

Biographical Information:

Hometown: Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Memberships/Societies: Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons, Society of the American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Awards/Honors: American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (co-author) Sivak Endoscopic Research Award Endowment Fund ($45,500) for "Human application of the Self-Approximating Translumenal Access Technique (STAT) for transgastric NOTESTM"; Recipient of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Scholarship for the 19th Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting and Endo Expo 2010, New York, NY; Best Poster in General Surgery and Nominee for Best Overall Poster. 19th Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting and Endo Expo 2010, New York, NY.

Academic Development Time: Minimally Invasive Surgery/Surgical Technology and Innovation Lab

Academic Mentor: Randy Haluck, MD 

Interests:  Basketball, tennis, biking, gym, photography, video editing 

 

Education:

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles

Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis 

 

Clinical Interests:

Minimally Invasive Surgery  

 

Research Interests:

Advanced Laparoendoscopic Surgery, Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopy, Robotic Surgery 

 

Publications:

Publications:

1. Rajasekaran AK, Gopal J, Rajasekaran SA. Na,K-ATPase in the regulation of epithelial cell structure. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 2003;986:649-51.

2. Rajasekaran SA, Gopal J, Rajasekaran AK. Expression of Na,K-ATPase beta-subunit in transformed MDCK cells increases the translation of the Na,K-ATPase alpha-subunit. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 2003;986:652-4.

3. Rajasekaran SA, Hu J, Gopal J, Gallemore R, Ryazantsev S, Bok D, Rajasekaran AK. Na,K-ATPase inhibition alters tight junction structure and permeability in human retinal pigment epithelial cells. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2003;284(6):C1497-507.

4. Rajasekaran SA, Gopal J, Willis D, Espineda C, Twiss JL, Rajasekaran AK. Na,K-ATPase beta1-subunit increases the translation efficiency of the alpha1-subunit in MSV-MDCK cells. Mol Biol Cell. 2004;15(7):3224-32.

5. Rajasekaran SA, Gopal J, Espineda C, Ryazantsev S, Schneeberger EE, Rajasekaran AK. HPAF-II, a cell culture model to study pancreatic epithelial cell structure and function. Pancreas. 2004;29(3):e77-83.

6. Gaynor SL, Byrd GD, Diodato MD, Ishii Y, Lee AM, Prasad SM, Gopal J, Berube D, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Dose response curves for microwave ablation in the cardioplegia-arrested porcine heart. Heart Surg Forum. 2005;8(5):E331-336.

7. Gaynor SL, Byrd GD, Diodato MD, Ishii Y, Lee AM, Prasad SM, Gopal J, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Microwave ablation for atrial fibrillation: dose-response curves in the cardioplegia-arrested and beating heart. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006;81(1):72-77.

8. Rajasekaran SA, Barwe SP, Gopal J, Ryazantsev S, Schneeberger EE, Rajasekaran AK. Na-K-ATPase regulates tight junction permeability through occludin phosphorylation in pancreatic epithelial cells. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2007;292(1):G124-33.

9. Moyer MT, Pauli EM, Gopal J, Mathew A, Haluck RS. Durability of the self-approximating translumenal access technique (STAT) for potential use in natural orifice translumenal surgery (NOTES). Surg Enosc. 2011;25(1):315-322.

10. Moyer MT, Haluck RS, Gopal J, Pauli EM, Mathew A. Transgastric organ resection solely with the prototype R-scope and the self-approximating translumenal access technique. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2010;72(1):170-176.

11. Mathew A, Tomasko JM, Pauli EM, Moyer MT, Gopal J, Ancrile BB, Rogers AM, Haluck RS. Reliability of a gastric access closure with the self-approximating translumenal access technique (STAT) for NOTES. Surg Endosc 2011;25(8)2718-2724.

12. Inge LJ, Barwe SP, D'Ambrosio J, Gopal J, Lu K, Ryazantsev S, Rajasekaran, SA, Rajasekaran AK. Soluble E-cadherin promotes cell survival by activating epidermal growth factor receptor. Experimental Cell Research. 2011;317(6):838-848.

13. Gopal J, Pauli EM, Haluck RS, Moyer MR, Mathew A. Intramural acellular porcine dermal matrix (APDM)-assisted gastrostomy closure for natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES). Surg Endosc. 2012;26(8):2322-2330.

14. Addis M, Aguirre M, Frecker M, Haluck R, Mathew A, Pauli E, Gopal J. Development of Tasks and Evaluation of a Prototype Forceps for NOTES. JSLS. 2012;16(1):95-104.

Presentations:

1. Rajasekaran S.A., Gopal J., and Rajasekaran A.K. Expression of Na,K-ATPase beta-subunit in transformed MDCK cells increases the translation of the Na,K-ATPase alpha-subunit. 10th International Conferenc on Na,K-ATPase and Related Cation Pumps. Elsinore, Denmark, 2002.

2. Rajasekaran A.K., Gopal J., and Rajasekaran S.A. Na,K-ATPase in the regulation of epithelial cell structure. 10th International Conference on Na,K-ATPase and Related Cation Pumps. Elsinore, Denmark, 2002.

3. Gaynor S.L., Byrd G.D., Diodato M.D., Prasad S.M., Gopal J., Ishii Y., Schuessler R.B., Damiano Jr. R.J. Dose Response Curves for Microwave Ablation in the Cardioplegia Arrested Porcine Heart. Poster Presentation at: Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation. San Antonio 23-24 January 2004. 

4. Gaynor S.L., Byrd G.D., Diodato M.D., Prasad S.M., Gopal J., Ishii Y., Schuessler R.B., Damiano Jr. R.J. Dose Response Curves for Microwave Ablation in the Cardioplegia Arrested Porcine Heart. Poster Presentation at: The International Society for Minimal Invasive Cardiac Surgery (ISMICS). London, UK 24-26 June 2004.

5. Gaynor S.L., Byrd G.D., Diodato M.D., Prasad S.M., Gopal J., Ishii Y., Schuessler R.B., Damiano Jr. R.J. Microwave Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: Dose Response Curves in the Cardioplegia-arrested and Beating Heart. Oral presentation submitted to: The American Association for Thoracic Surgeons, San Francisco 10-13 April 2005.

6. Rajasekaran S.A., Gopal J., Barwe S.P., Ryzantsev S., Schneeberger E.E., and Rajasekaran A.K. Na,K-ATPase is a component of the apical junctional complex and modulates tight junction permeability via occludin phosphorylation in a well-differentiated pancreatic tumor cell line. 96th American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Anaheim, 2005.

7. Gopal J., Pauil E.M., Moyer M.T., Carney E.L., Erdahl L., Haluck R.S., Mathew A. Durability of the Self-Approximating Translumenal Access Technique (STAT) for Transgastric Organ Resection. Penn State Hershey College of Medicine Inaugural Resident/Fellow Research Day, Hershey, 21 May 2009.

8. Gopal J., Pauil E.M., Moyer M.T., Carney E.L., Erdahl L., Haluck R.S., Mathew A. Durability of the Self-Approximating Translumenal Access Technique (STAT) for Transgastric Organ Resection. Gastroint Endosc. April 2009 (Vol. 69, Issue 5, Page AB306). Digestive Disease Week. Chicago, 31 May-3 June 2009.

9. Gopal J., Moyer M.T., Pauli E.M., Haluck R.S., Mathew A. Prevention of small bowel distention during transgastric natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) using a novel intestinal occlusion device. Gastroint Endosc. April 2009 (Vol. 69, Issue 5, Page AB168). Digestive Disease Week. Chicago, 31 May-3 June 2009.

10. Moyer M.T., Gopal J., Pauli E.M., Yeasted N.J., Carney E.L., Erdahl L., Haluck R.S., Mathew A. Transgastric Organ Resection Solely with the Prototype R Scope and the Self-Approximating Translumenal Access Technique (STAT). Gastroint Endosc. April 2009 (Vol. 69, Issue 5, Pages AB306-AB307). Digestive Disease Week. Chicago, 31 May-3 June 2009.

11. Gopal J., Pauli E.M., Moyer M.T., Mathew A., Haluck R.S. Acellular porcine dermal matrix assisted gastrotomy closure for NOTES. 4th International Conference on NOTES. Poster P15. Boston, 9-11 July 2009.

12. Gopal J., Moyer M.T., Pauli E.M., Haluck R.S., Mathew A. The self-approximating translumenal access technique (STAT) for use in NOTES: a review of 5 animal studies. American J of Gastroenterology. 2009 (Vol. 104, Page S542). Annual Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. Poster P368. San Diego, 25 October 2009.

13. Gopal J, Moyer MT, Pauli EM, Mathew A, Haluck RS. Acellular Porcine Dermal Matrix (APDM) Assisted Gastrostomy Closure for Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES). Second Annual Resident Fellow Research Day. Hershey, PA. March 19th 2010

14. Pauli EM, Gopal J, Moyer MT, Rogers AM, Mathew A, Haluck RS. The Self-approximating Translumenal Access Technique (STAT) Reliably Permits Transgastric Organ Resection and Retrieval. Second Annual Graduate Medical Education Resident/Fellow Research Day, Hershey, PA. 19th March 2010.

15. Gopal J, Pauli EM, Haluck RS, Moyer MT, Rogers AM, Mathew AM. The Self-approximating Translumenal Access Technique (STAT) for NOTES Heller Myotomy  in a Human Cadaver. 12th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. National Harbor, MD. 14-17 April 2010.

16. Mathew A, Gopal J, Yeasted NJ, Ancrile BB, Pauli EM, Haluck RS, Moyer MT. Successful Development of a Technique for an Endoscopic Gastroenterostomy Utilizing the Self-Approximating Translumenal Access Technique (STAT) in Porcine Survival Experiments. Gastroint Endosc 2010 (Vol. 71, Issue 5, Page AB350). Digestive Disease Week. New Orleans, LA. 1-5 May 2010.

17. Gopal J, Mathew A, Moyer MT, Haluck RS, Rogers AM, Pauli EM. The Self-Approximating Translumenal Access Technique (STAT) for NOTES Heller Myotomy in a Porcine Model (786026). Gastroint Endosc 2010 (Vol. 71, Issue 5, Pages AB139-AB140). Digestive Disease Week. New Orleans, LA. 1-5 May 2010. Oral presentation.

18. Gopal J, Pauli EM, Mathew A, Moyer MT, Tannouri SS, Ancrile BB, Haluck RS. The Self-Approximating Translumenal Access Technique (STAT) Permits Transgastric NOTES Cholecystectomy in a Human Cadaver. 19th Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting and Endo Expo. New York, NY. 1-4 September 2010. Oral presentation. 

 

 

 

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