Cobean – Detailed Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information

Date of Birth:  17 January 1958
Business Address:
MMP Surgical Care – Casco Bay, 10 Andover Road, Portland, Maine 04102
Business Phone:  207-761-6642
FAX:  207-773-2603
Business Web Site:  www.cascobaysurgery.com
Email address:  rcobean@maine.rr.com

Education

•  Tufts University 1976-80; Medford, Massachusetts; B.S. – Physics, Chemistry
•  University of Vermont College of Medicine 1980-85; Burlington, Vermont; M.D. 1985

Postgraduate Training

•  Medical Center Hospital of Vermont; Burlington, Vermont; Residency, General Surgery 1985-89; Chief Resident, General Surgery 1989-90

• Harborview Medical Center 1990-92; Seattle, Washington; CDC Trauma/Critical Care Postdoctoral Fellowship

•  University of Washington 1990-92; School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology

•  University of Washington School of Public Health 1990-92; Preventive Medicine Residency Program

Current Positions

Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, Tufts University College of Medicine 2011-

Past Positions

Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Vermont College of Medicine 2004-2011

Chairman, Minimally Invasive Surgery Committee, Maine Medical Center 1996- 2010

Publications Committee, Western Trauma Association 1998-2007

Director, Bariatric Surgery Program, Maine Medical Center 2000-2006

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Vermont College of Medicine 1992-2004

Maine State Chairperson, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons 1997-2000

Member, Editorial Board, Maine Journal of EMS 1992-98

Medical Director, Maine Medical Center Outpatient Surgical Clinic 1992-97

Medical Director, Maine State Trauma System Planning Project 1992-94

Acting Instructor in Surgery, University of Washington 1990-92

Trauma/Critical Care Fellow, Harborview Medical Center 1990-92

M.P.H. Graduate Student, University of Washington 1990-92

Preventive Medicine Resident, University of Washington 1990-92

Honors

cum laude, Tufts University, 1980 – Physics, Chemistry

CDC DIC Injury Prevention & Research Center Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, 1990-92 First Place, American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma, Resident Paper Competition, Washington State, 1991. “Acute ethanol intoxication increases rate of infection following penetrating abdominal trauma.”

Certification

Surgical Critical Care, American Board of Surgery #907, 1992

Diplomate, American Board of Surgery #36395, 1991, 2001, 2011

Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners #302655, 1989

Advanced Burn Life Support: Provider/Instructor, 1995

Advanced Trauma Life Support: Provider, 1984; Instructor, 1991

Advanced Cardiac Life Support: Provider, 1985; Instructor, 1993

Licensure

Maine, 1992 –

Professional Societies & Organizations

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery  2000-

Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 1997-

Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons 1996-

Western Trauma Association 1994-2007

American College of Surgeons, Maine State Committee on Trauma 1993-1999

American College of Surgeons, Washington State Committee on Trauma, Associate Member 1991-92

American College of Surgeons, Fellow 1995- ; Associate Fellow 1991-95; Candidate Group 1990-91

Society of Critical Care Medicine 1993-98

Henry N. Harkins Surgical Society 1991-

John H. Davis Surgical Society 1990-

American Medical Association 1990-98

Society for Epidemiologic Research 1990-93

Publications

Wax JR, Wolff R, Cobean R, Pinette MG, Blackstone J, Cartin J: Intussusception Complicating Pregnancy following Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Obesity Surgery 17(7):977-979, 2007.

Cushing BM, Clark DE, Cobean R , Schenarts PJ, Rutstein LA: Blunt and penetrating trauma: has anything changed? Surg Clin N Am 77:1321-1332, 1997.

Cobean R, Beals M, Moss C, Bredenberg CE: Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy: a safe, cost-effective bedside procedure. Arch Surg 131:265-271, 1996.

Clark DE, Cobean RA , Radke FR, Abourjaily GS, Curci MR: Management of major hepatic trauma involving interhospital transfer. Am Surg 60:881-885, 1994.

Camp P, Rogers FB, Shackford SR, Leavitt BJ, Cobean RA , Clark DE: Blunt Traumatic Thoracic Aortic Laceration in Elderly: An Analysis of Outcome. J Trauma 37:418-423, 1994.

Cobean RA , Bredenberg CE: Blunt chest trauma. Hospital Medicine 29:81-96, 1993.

Gentilello LM, Cobean RA , Walker AP, Moore EE, Wertz MN, Dellinger AP: Acute ethanol intoxication increases the risk of infection following penetrating abdominal trauma. J Trauma 34:669-675, 1993.

Ross SE, Cobean RA , Hoyt DB, et al: Blunt colonic injury – a multicenter review. J Trauma 33:379-384, 1992.

Cobean RA , Gentilello LM, Parker A, Jurkovich GJ, Maier RV: Nutritional Assessment using a pulmonary artery catheter. J Trauma 33:452-456, 1992.

Gentilello LM, Cobean RA , Offner PJ, Soderberg RW, Jurkovich GJ: Continuous arteriovenous rewarming (CAVR): rapid reversal of hypothermia in critically ill patients. J Trauma 32:316-327, 1992.

Abstracts/Posters

Lo DY, Howell DA, Hallagan LD,  Lewis J, Wright E, Bakis G, Stefan AM, Cobean RA: Accessing the Papilla for ERCP in Bariatric Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RNYGB): Can Clinical Features Predict Success of Per Oral Endoscopy? Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 73(4) Supplement:AB346, 2011.

Howell DA, Loew BJ, Vittal H, Sanders MK, Bernadino KP, Cobean RA, Russo L: Endoscopic Closure of Chronic Cervical Esophageal Fistulas: Initial Experience. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 65(5):AB142, 2007.

Mazzaglia P, Cobean R: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrogastrostomy corrects gastric outlet obstruction following vertical-banded gastroplasty. 87rd Annual Meeting of the New England Surgical Society, Groton, Connecticut, 16 September 2006. [Poster Session]

Teller P, Wolff RS, Cobean R: Omental wrap decreases gastrojejunal anastomotic leak after laparoscopic gastric bypass. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 2(3):320, 2006. American Society for Bariatric Surgery 23rd Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, 2006. [Poster Session]

Whitten S, Cobean R, Collard R, Dziodzio J, Hirsch C: MICROSTREAM® End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide (ETCO2) Monitoring Early Indicator Of Respiratory Compromise In Patients Receiving Procedural Sedation. 51st International Respiratory Care Conference, San Antonio Texas, 3-6 Dec 2005.

Mazzaglia P, Cobean R: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrogastrostomy corrects gastric outlet obstruction following vertical-banded gastroplasty. Annual Society of Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons Meeting, Hollywood, Florida, 16 April 2005. [Poster Session]

Cobean R, Donaldson JH, Brady T: Laparoscopic omental harvest: experience with 51 patients. Annual Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 2 April 2004.

Rothstein DH, Bredenberg CE, Cobean RA: Minimally invasive Collis gastroplasty. 83rd Annual Meeting of the New England Surgical Society, Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, 27 September 2002.

Cobean R, Brady T, Attwood J, Fitz D, White T: Laparoscopic omental flap harvest for sternal wound closure. Surgical Endoscopy, March 2000 Supplement. Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgery Annual Meeting, April 2000. [Poster Session]

Cobean R: Outpatient and short stay antireflux surgery. Surgical Endoscopy, March 2000 Supplement. Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgery Annual Meeting, April 2000. [Poster Session]

Book Chapters

Chapter summary tables, Central Nervous System, John H. Davis, et al, editors: Clinical Surgery, St. Louis, Missouri, C.V. Mosby, 1987.

National/Regional/Invited Presentations

“Surgical Management of Acid Reflux & Hiatal Hernias,” 37th Update in Internal Medicine for Primary Care Professionals, Longboat Key, Florida, 7 November 2012.

“Current Surgical Treatment of Morbid Obesity,” 37th Update in Internal Medicine for Primary Care Professionals, Longboat Key, Florida, 7 November 2012.

“Esophageal Sphincter Disease,” American College of Surgeons, Maine & New Hampshire Combined Chapters Annual Meeting, Mount Washington Hotel, New Hampshire, 9 June 2012.

“Video Presentations: Laparoscopic Complications and Intraoperative Decision-Making,” Co-Moderator and Presenter,  American College of Surgeons, Maine & New Hampshire Combined Chapters Annual Meeting, Mount Washington Hotel, New Hampshire, 10 June 2012.

“Bariatric Surgery and the Internist,” American College of Physicians, Maine Chapter Scientific Meeting, Sunday River, Maine, 18 October 2009.

“Navigating the Pitfalls of Bariatric Surgery: Survival Tips for the General Surgeon,” American College of Surgeons, Maine Chapter Annual Meeting, Bar Harbor, Maine, 31 May 2009.

“Laparoscopic Applications of the Greater Omentum,”39th Annual National Conference of the Association of Surgical Technologists, Orlando, Florida, 22 May 2008.

“Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrogastrostomy Corrects Gastric Outlet Obstruction Following Vertical-Banded Gastroplasty,” Annual Meeting of the New England Surgical Society, Poster Session, Groton, Connecticut, 15-17 September 2006. [Mazzaglia P, Cobean R]

“Electrical Gastric Stimulation,” American College of Surgeons, Maine State Chapter Meeting, Northeast Harbor, Maine, 4 June 2005.

“Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrogastrostomy Corrects Gastric Outlet Obstruction Following Vertical-Banded Gastroplasty,” Annual Society of Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons Meeting, Poster Session, Hollywood, Florida, 16 April 2005. [Resident presentation by Mazzaglia P]

“Laparoscopic Omental Harvest: Experience with 51 Patients.” Annual Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons Meeting. Denver, Colorado, 2 April 2004.

“Modern Surgical Management of Complicated Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease,” Illinois Surgical Society Annual Meeting, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, 19 September 2003.

“Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass,” American College of Surgeons, Maine State Chapter Meeting, Northeast Harbor, Maine, 31 May 2003.

“A Comprehensive Team Approach to Obesity Management,” 3rd Annual Osteopathic Heritage Fund Symposium: ” Practice Dilemmas: Obesity Prevention & Interventions,” South Portland, Maine, 11 April 2003.

“Minimally Invasive Collis Gastroplasty.” 83rd Annual Meeting of the New England Surgical Society, Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, 27 September 2002. [Resident presentation by Rothstein DH]

“Surgical Management of Morbid Obesity.”10th Annual Maine Academy of Family Physicians Family Practice Update, Portland, Maine, 17 May 2002.

“Transoral Stapled Cricopharyngeal Myotomy for Zenker’s Diverticulum.” 82nd Annual Meeting of the New England Surgical Society, Providence, Rhode Island, 23 September 2001.

“Laparoscopic Omental Flap Harvest for Sternal Wound Closure,” Annual Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons Meeting, Poster Session, Atlanta, Georgia, 29 March – April 2000.

“Outpatient and Short Stay Antireflux Surgery,” Annual Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons Meeting, Poster Session, Atlanta, Georgia, 29 March – 1 April 2000.

“Surgical Management of GERD and Hiatal Hernias,” Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont, 16 March 2000.

“Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication,” 20th Annual Maine Perianesthesia Nursing Fall Conference, South Portland, Maine, 14 November 1998.

“Laparoscopy in Trauma,” 2nd Annual New England Regional Trauma Conference, Burlington, Massachusetts, 7 November 1997.

“Oops! Missed Injuries,” 2nd Annual New England Regional Trauma Conference, Burlington, Massachusetts, 7 November 1997.

“Therapeutic Laparoscopy in the Acute Abdomen,” 3rd John H. Davis Society Scientific Symposium, Smuggler’s Notch, Vermont, 28 June 1997.

“Therapeutic Laparoscopy in the Management of the Acute Abdomen,” New England Surgical Society Spring Meeting, Portland, Maine, 12 April 1997.

“Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Intensive Care Unit,” Surgery Grand Rounds, Tufts New England Medical Center, 11 September 1996.

“Trauma: ER to OR and Home,” Association for Surgical Technologists Region I Conference, Portland, Maine, 21 October 1995.

“Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy: A Safe Bedside Procedure,” 76th Annual Meeting of the New England Surgical Society, Montreal, Quebec, 30 September 1995.

“Laparoscopic Management of Diaphragmatic Hernias,” American College of Surgeons, Maine State Chapter Meeting, Sugarloaf, Maine, 24 February 1995.

“Maine State Trauma Planning,” American College of Surgeons, Tri-State Meeting, Sugarloaf, Maine, 20 February 1993.

“Alcohol and Trauma,” Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont, 29 October 1992.

“Nutritional Assessment Using a Pulmonary Artery Catheter,” Western Trauma Association, 22nd Annual Meeting, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 5 March 1992.

“Prehospital Procedures in Trauma,” Western Trauma Association, 22nd Annual Meeting, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 5 March 1992.

Local Presentations

“Introduction to Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy,” OR Staff Conference, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 21 February 2013.

“Bariatric Surgery Primer,” Combined Medical Staff and GI Educational Conference, Midcoast Hospital, Brunswick, Maine, 20 March 2013.

“Surgical Management of Morbid Obesity: Current Practice,” OR Staff Conference, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 3 September 2009.

“Esophageal Sphincter Disease,” Surgery Grand Rounds, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 23 April 2009.

“Laparoscopic Applications of the Greater Omentum,” Annual meeting, Maine Chapter of Association of Surgical Technologists, Portland, Maine, 26 April 2008.

“Medical and Surgical Complications of Weight-Loss Surgery,” Hospital Staff Grand Rounds, Penobscot Bay Regional Medical Center, Rockport, Maine, 6 April 2007.

“Surgical Management of Morbid Obesity: Current Practice,” Hospital Staff Grand Rounds, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Lewiston, Maine, 20 March 2007.

“Bariatric Surgery: Current Practice,” Quarterly Family Practice Grand Rounds (“Staying Ahead of the Curve”), Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 13 March 2007.

“Surgical Management of Morbid Obesity: Current Practice,” Medicine Grand Rounds, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 7 February 2007.

“Centers of Excellence: Current Practice of Bariatric Surgery,” Pediatric Grand Rounds, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 4 January 2007.

“Update on Bariatric Surgery Lap-Band and Gastric Bypass,” Nutrition Symposium 2006, Portland, Maine, 27 September 2006.

“Morbid Obesity: Surgical Management,” Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiovascular Collaborative Conference, Freeport, Maine, 6 September 2006.

“Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: A Team Approach,” Goodall Hospital Medical Staff Rounds, Sanford, Maine, 20 October 2005.

“Strategies for Battling Obesity: Lessons for the Office,” Robert M. True Symposium: “Emerging issues in Primary Care,” Portland, Maine, 2 October 2004.

“Gastric Pacing,” Surgery Grand Rounds, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 29 July 2004.

“Percutaneous Tracheostomy,” 10th Annual Mud Season Conference, Division of Pulmonary & Critical  Care Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 11 April 2003.

“Surgical Management of Morbid Obesity,” Clinical Topics in Surgical Care, Outreach Education Council for Critical Care, Portland, Maine, 1 November 2002.

“Overview of Weight Loss Surgery,” Special Care Unit Dinner & Discussions, Portland, Maine, 24 September 2002.

“Complications and Pitfalls in Bariatric Surgery,” Surgery Grand Rounds, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 11 July 2002.

“Management of the Shortened Esophagus in the Era of Laparoscopic Surgery,” 33rd Annual Spring Surgical Symposium, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 9 May 2002.

“Surgical Management of Morbid Obesity,” Nutrition Symposium 2001, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 1 October 2001.

“Surgical Management of GERD & Hiatal Hernias,” Medical Staff Conference, Millinocket Regional Hospital, Millinocket, Maine, 27 July 2001.

“Advances in GERD Management,” Medical Staff Conference, Parkview Memorial Hospital, Brunswick, Maine, 26 April 2001.

“Surgical Management of Morbid Obesity,” Cracking the Tough Nuts in Primary Care, Cigna HealthCare 6th Annual CME Conference, Augusta, Maine, 4 April 2001.

“Laparoscopic Omental Flap Harvest,” Operating Room Nursing Spring Symposium, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 31 March 2001.

“Surgical Management of GERD & Hiatal Hernias,” Medical Staff Conference, Southern Maine Medical Center, Biddeford, Maine, 20 March 2001.

“Laparoscopic Management of GERD & Hiatal Hernias,” Medical Staff Clinical Conference, Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Rockland, Maine, 9 March 2001.

“Surgical Management of Morbid Obesity,” Family Practice Grand Rounds, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 5 September 2000.

“Surgical Management of GERD & Hiatal Hernias,” Medical Staff Conference, Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, 28 April 2000.

“Bariatric Surgery,” Surgery Grand Rounds, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 13 April 2000.

“Surgical Management of Morbid Obesity,” Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 8 February 2000.

“Surgical Management of GERD & Hiatal Hernias,” Medical Staff Conference, Maine General Hospital, Waterville, Maine, 8 July 1999.

“Surgical Management of GERD,” Family Practice Grand Rounds, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 29 June 1999.

“Is Antireflux Surgery an Outpatient Procedure?” 30th Annual Spring Surgical Symposium, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 14 May 1999.

“Surgical Management of GERD & Hiatal Hernias,” Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 12 May 1999.

“Advances in Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery,” 9th Annual Fall Surgical Symposium, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 4 December 1998.

“Minimally Invasive Surgery – An Evolving Practice,” Outreach Education Council for Critical Care Meeting, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 25 September 1998.

“Laparoscopic Management of GERD,” Goodall Hospital Medical Symposium, Sanford, Maine, 30 April 1998.

“Laparoscopy in Abdominal Trauma,” Trauma Care – Priorities for the Continuum, Outreach Education Council for Critical Care Meeting, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 23 January 1998.

“Recent Advances in Laparoscopic Surgery,” Medical Staff Conference, Redington-Fairview General Hospital, Skowhegan, Maine, 21 January 1998.

“Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in Portland, Maine,” Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 30 April 1997.

“Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Update,” Family Practice Grand Rounds, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 4 March 1997.

“Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Management of Trauma,” 7th Annual Fall Surgical Symposium, Maine Medical Center, 22 November 1996.

“Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Intensive Care Unit,” ACS Maine Committee on Trauma Educational Conference, Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, Maine, 6 November 1996.

“Laparoscopic General Surgery,” Medical Staff Educational Conference, Parkview Memorial Hospital, Brunswick, Maine, 25 January 1996.

“Applications of Laparoscopic Surgery,” Medical Education Conference, Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway, Maine, 8 January 1996.

“Laparoscopic General Surgery,” Medical Staff Grand Rounds, Brighton Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 15 November 1995.

“Laparoscopic Surgery: What’s New?” Medical Staff Conference, York Hospital, York, Maine, 4 October 1995.

“Laparoscopic Surgery: What’s New?” Medical Staff Conference, Redington-Fairview General Hospital, Skowhegan, Maine, 27 September 1995.

“Laparoscopic Surgery: A Potpourri,” 26th Annual Spring Surgical Symposium, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 12 May 1995.

“Topics in Trauma Care,” Southern Maine EMS Conference, Ogunquit, Maine, 23 April 1995.

“Laparoscopic Surgery,” Family Practice Grand Rounds, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 7 February 1995.

“Prehospital Trauma Scoring Systems,” Southern Maine EMS Scientific Seminar, Portland, Maine, 21 September 1994.

“Laparoscopic Surgery,” Medicine Grand Rounds, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 27 July 1994.

“Modern Health Care: Miracles and Limitations,” Healthviews, Portland, Maine Public Cable Television Channel, September 1993.

“Meeting the Trauma Challenge,” Healthviews, Portland, Maine Public Cable Television Channel, June 1993.

“Goals and Alternatives in the Management of Intraabdominal Abscesses,” 3rd Annual Fall Surgical Symposium, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 20 November 1992.

“Alcohol and Trauma,” Surgery Grand Rounds, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 20 August 1992.

“Nutritional Assessment Using a Pulmonary Artery Catheter,” Seattle Surgical Society Annual Scientific Program, Seattle, Washington, 17 January 1992.

“Neonatal Mortality Following Attempted Home Birth,” Washington State Health Conference, Poster Session, Olympia, Washington, 7 November 1991.

Last updated 7/11/13