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Surgical Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation Program

Director of Surgical Research
Associate Director of Clinical Translation, CuSTOM
Director, Center for Bariatric Research and Innovation
Pediatric Surgeon

Professor, UC Department of Surgery

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My Biography & Research

Biography

As a pediatric surgeon scientist, Dr. Helmrath has established a large multidisciplinary team dedicated to clinical, translational, and basic science research focused on human diseases. Clinically, he is dedicated to patients with intestinal diseases and obesity. In his laboratory he focuses on characterizing intestinal stem cells during intestinal adaptation and developing intestinal regenerative strategies. By combining his current roles as director of Surgical Research, director for the Center for Bariatric Research and Innovation, surgical director of the Intestinal Rehabilitation Program, and associate director of Clinical Translation for CuSTOM, his strong basic science research background further allows him to translate human GI conditions to the laboratory to develop highly innovative approaches to treat intestinal diseases.

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Surgery

Departments

Colorectal Disorders, Surgery - General and Thoracic, Intestinal Disorders, Surgical Weight Loss, General and Thoracic Surgery

Cincinnati Children's Blog

Overcoming Natures Complexity to Help Patients with Intestinal Disease

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Overcoming Nature’s Complexity to Help Patients with Intestinal Disease

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My Education

BA: Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1987.

MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1993.

MS: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1989.

Certification: Board-certified General Surgery; board-certified, Pediatric Surgery.

My Publications

Five-Year Outcomes of Gastric Bypass in Adolescents as Compared with Adults Reply. Inge, TH; Courcoulas, AP; Helmrath, MA. The New England journal of medicine. 2019; 381.

VacA generates a protective intracellular reservoir for Helicobacter pylori that is eliminated by activation of the lysosomal calcium channel TRPML1. Capurro, MI; Greenfield, LK; Prashar, A; Xia, S; Abdullah, M; Wong, H; Zhong, XZ; Bertaux-Skeirik, N; Chakrabarti, J; Siddiquis, R; et al. Nature Microbiology. 2019; 4:1411-1423.

Multi-institutional trial of non-operative management and surgery for uncomplicated appendicitis in children: Design and rationale. Minneci, PC; Hade, EM; Lawrence, AE; Saito, JM; Mak, GZ; Hirschl, RB; Gadepalli, S; Helmrath, MA; Leys, CM; Sato, TT; et al. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2019; 83:10-17.

Current operative management of congenital lobar emphysema in children: A report from the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Kunisaki, SM; Saito, JM; Fallat, ME; St Peter, SD; Kim, AG; Johnson, KN; Mon, RA; Adams, C; Aladegbami, B; Bence, C; et al. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2019; 54:1138-1142.

Can fecal continence be predicted in patients born with anorectal malformations?. Minneci, PC; Kabre, RS; Mak, GZ; Halleran, DR; Cooper, JN; Afrazi, A; Calkins, CM; Corkum, K; Downard, CD; Ehrlich, P; et al. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2019; 54:1159-1163.

Sexual behaviors, risks, and sexual health outcomes for adolescent females following bariatric surgery. Zeller, MH; Brown, JL; Reiter-Purtill, J; Sarwer, DB; Black, L; Jenkins, TM; McCracken, KA; Inge, TH; Noll, JG; Doland, F; et al. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2019; 15:969-978.

Can fecal continence be predicted in patients born with anorectal malformations?. Minneci, PC; Kabre, RS; Mak, GZ; Halleran, DR; Cooper, JN; Afrazi, A; Calkins, CM; Corkum, K; Downard, CD; Ehrlich, P; et al. (2019) W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC. 54:1159-1163.

Five-Year Outcomes of Gastric Bypass in Adolescents as Compared with Adults. Inge, TH; Courcoulas, AP; Jenkins, TM; Michalsky, MP; Brandt, ML; Xanthakos, SA; Dixon, JB; Harmon, CM; Chen, MK; Xie, C; et al. The New England journal of medicine. 2019; 380:2136-2145.

Five-Fold Variation Among Surgeons and Hospitals in the Use of Secondary Palate Surgery. Sitzman, TJ; Carle, AC; Heaton, PC; Helmrath, MA; Britto, MT. The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. 2019; 56:586-594.

Constitutive STAT5 activation regulates Paneth and Paneth-like cells to control Clostridium difficile colitis. Liu, R; Moriggl, R; Zhang, D; Li, H; Karns, R; Ruan, HB; Niu, H; Mayhew, C; Watson, C; Bangar, H; et al. Life Science Alliance. 2019; 2.