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General and Colorectal Surgery Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

General Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Disease, Colon, Rectum, Anus, Robotic Surgery, Rubber Band Ligation, Hemmorrhoid Treatment, Hernia, SILS, Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery, Pain Control, TAP, Transverse Abdominus Plane Block,

Education

High School:
De La Salle High School
Concord, California, 2001

College or University:

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
La Jolla, California, 2005
B.S., General Biology
B.A., Psychology

Medical School:

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Mare Island, California, 2010
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)

Internship:

General Surgery
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California
July 2010-July 2011

Residency:

General Surgery
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California
July 2011-July 2012

Hackensack at Palisades Medical Center
North Bergen, New Jersey
July 2012-July 2015

Fellowship:

Minimally Invasive Surgery – Colorectal Surgery
Houston Methodist Hospital, University of Texas at Houston
Houston, TX
August 2015-August 2016
Program Director: Dr. Eric Haas, M.D.

Honors and Awards:

De La Salle High School:
Eagle Scout Award
National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine
Chairman’s Award

University of California, San Diego:
Undergraduate:

Provost’s Honor Society
Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity
Chapter Founder’s Award
Outstanding Member Award*
Golden Key International Honor Society
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Scholar of Promise*
President’s Student Service Award
Mount Diablo Eagle Scout Scholarship*
Sons of Italy Scholarship*
UCSD Chancellor’s Service Award
*UCSD Top 40 under 40 Award- 2018
*SDCMS Top Docs 2018, 2019, 2021
*Top Surgical Oncologist, San Diego -2019
American Cancer Society
*Top Colorectal Surgeon/Proctologist – La Jolla Awards – 2019
*Top Surgeon 2020, 2021

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical School:

Medical Student Training on Aging Research
(MSTAR)

University of California, San Diego:
Internship:
Dokkyo Medical University Visiting Lectureship Award

Hackensack at Palisades Medical Center
Residency:
NYC Stock Exchange Closing Bell Award
Administrative Chief Resident
American College of Osteopathic Surgery Resident
Council President

Professional Background

University of Texas at Houston: Minimally Invasive Surgery/Colorectal Surgery Fellow, 2015 to 2016
MIS Colorectal Surgeon, General and Robotic Surgeon: Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Encinitas, CA

Academic Appointments:

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York – Adjunct Clinical Instructor of
Surgery: 2012-2015
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, California – Adjunct Clinical Instructor of
Surgery: 2016-curent
Western College of Osteopathic Medicine, California – Adjunct Clinical Instructor of
Surgery: 2016-curent
Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine, Iowa – Adjunct Clinical Instructor of
Surgery 2017-present
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, La Vegas – Adjunct Clinical Instructor of
Surgery: 2020-curent

Clinical Administrative Appointments:

Scripps Hospital EPIC advisor 2016-current
Scripps Hospital ERAS advisor 2016-current
Scripps Hospital Robotic Surgery Panel 2017-present
Scripps Medical Management Committee 2019-current

Specific Teaching Responsibilities:

Mentor to Medical Students from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine -NY, 2012-current
Mentor to Medical Students from Western College of Osteopathic Medicine 2016-current
Mentor to Medical Students from Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine 2017-
Current
Mentor to Medical Students from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – NV, 2012-current
Applied Single Incision Surgery Instructor/Proctor
Intuitive Robotic Instructor/Proctor

Specific Administrative Responsibilities:

American College of Osteopathic Surgery, Resident Council, 2013-2015
Palisades Medical Center GME Selection Committee, 2013-2014

Team Physician:

All United States Kendo Federation – volunteer physician
New York Mets – volunteer physician

Military Service: none

Society Memberships
Local:

California Medical Association, 2009-present
University of California, San Diego Alumni Association, 2001-present
Mt. Diablo Silverado Council Eagle Scout Society, 1998-present
Southern California Kendo Federation, 2001-present
San Diego Kendo Bu/UCSD Kendo Team – 2001-2015

National

SAGES: 2015-current
ASCRS: 2015-current
American College of Surgeons, 2010-2015
American College of Osteopathic Surgery, 2010-2015
Resident Council President, 2013-2015
American Medical Association, 2005-Present
All United States Kendo Federation, 2001-present

Service

CEO: Matthew M. Schultzel, DO An Osteopathic Medical Corporation
CMO: Achieve Health
CEO Matthew M. Schultzel, DO and Doug Sullivan NP – RPM Corporation

Consultantships:

Applied Medical: Single Incision Surgery Proctor
Intuitive: Robotic Surgery Proctor
Convatec: Key Opinion Leader
Metronic: Key Opinion Leader

Volunteering:

General Surgery Volunteering:
Clinton Global Initiative Volunteer Trauma Surgeon, 2013-2015
UN General Assembly Volunteer Trauma Surgeon, 2013-2015
Department of Defense/US Coast Guard Volunteer Surgeon, 2013-2015
US Department of Homeland Security Mobile Trauma Surgeon, 2013-2015
Amtrak Police Surgeon, NYC/NJ, 2013-present

General Medical Volunteering:

Electronic Daisy Carnival – volunteer physician, San Diego, CA, 2010
Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity, Tijuana, Mexico, 2004-2006
Habitat for Humanity, Rosarito, Mexico, 2002-2004

Other volunteering:

Kendo:Kenshinkai NYC Kendo Dojo instructor, 2013-2015
Houston Kendo Dojo – instructor, 2015-2017
San Diego Kendo Bu – instructor 2015-current

Other:
UC San Diego Recreational Class Head Instructor: Kendo – 2016-current

Specific Physician Data:

Highest Volume Robotic Surgeon in San Diego
Highest Volume Colorectal Surgeon in San Diego
High Volume TATME surgery
High Volume SILS
Up to date metrics: (LOS, complications, transfusion rates) available upon request.
Sessions Chaired/Visiting Professorships:

Invited Guest Professor – American v. Japanese Medical Practice. Dokkyo/Teikyo
Medical Universities Visiting Lectureships: Tochigi, Japan, 2015, 2010.
Invited Guest Professor – The Practice of Medicine in America. Dokkyo Medical
University Visiting Lectureship: Tochigi, Japan, 2009

Moderator in Scientific Meeting Sessions: none

Participant in Panel Discussions:

Pre-op and Post-op Management of the Stoma Patient – International Meeting with Japan October 2020
UC San Diego’s Triton Table Talk: Working in Other Countries. April 2021

Surgical Demonstrator in Scientific Meetings:

Ethicon Young Surgeons Course, Houston Methodist Hospital, October 2015.

Video Presentations at Scientific Meetings:

Total Robotic Surgeon, American College of Osteopathic Surgery Symposium: Online meeting (COVID)- October, 2020.

Research Activities

BIBLIOGRAPHY APPENDED

Major Areas of Research Interest:

Minimally Invasive Colon and Rectal Surgery
Multimodal Enhanced Recovery Pathway
Fluorescence Angiography in Colorectal Surgery
Robotic Surgery

Research in Progress:

Multimodal Enhanced Recovery Pathway
Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
Robotic Single Incision Surgery

Employment History:

Roundhill Country Club – Assistant Swim Coach, 2000
Blackhawk Country Club – Assistant Swim Coach, 2001
Sue’s Swim School – Swim Instructor, 2002-2005
Research Assistant, Dr. Marchetti, UCSD Department of Marine Biology, 2004-2006
UCSD Teacher’s Assistant: Eating Disorders, The Cell, 2004-2005
The Princeton Review: MCAT Verbal Instructor, Graduate Outreach, 2005-2006
Medical Student Researcher, Dr. Sadler, UCSD Moore’s Cancer Center, 2007

Activities/Interests:

Kendo 5-dan
Aikido 5-dan
PADI Deep Water Scuba Certified/Nitrox

Hospital Affiliations

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
Sharp Memorial Hospital
Sharp Coronado Hospital

 

 

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