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Dr. Paul Perales

General and Bariatric Surgeon

Medical Education

04/1999 – 03/2006 Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos – Lima, Peru Doctor of Medicine

Postgraduate Training and Experience

09/2021 to Present Palmetto General Hospital – Steward Healthcare Miami FL General, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon

08/2020 to Present Miami Cancer Research Center – Miami FL Chief Operating Officer

08/2021 – 09/2021 Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center – South Williamson KY Attending General Surgeon Locum Tenens Physician

06/2021 – 07/2021 Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility – Chinle AZ Attending General Surgeon Locum Tenens Physician

08/2019 – 07/2020 Cleveland Clinic Florida – Weston FL Advanced GI, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship Program Clinical Fellow

07/2015 – 06/2019 Kendall Regional Medical Center – Miami FL General Surgery Residency Program Residency in General Surgery

07/2014 – 06/2015 Kendall Regional Medical Center – Miami FL General Surgery Residency Program Internship in General Surgery

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06/2013 – 05/2014 The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine – Philadelphia, PA Research Fellowship

06/2011 – 05/2013 Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania – Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery – Philadelphia, PA Surgical Research Fellowship

06/2010 – 05/2011 Tarapoto Regional Hospital – Tarapoto, Peru Attending General Surgeon

06/2007 – 05/2010 Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos – Daniel A. Carrion Hospital Lima – Peru Residency in General Surgery [Completed]

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Observerships in US during Residency:

Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care University of Miami – Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital/Ryder Trauma Center – Miami, FL Transplant Surgery University of Miami – Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital/ Miami Transplant Institute – Miami, FL Surgical Oncology H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute – Department of GI Oncology – Tampa, FL

05/2006 – 04/2007 Rural National Service at Valle del Canipaco Micro Health Network, Huancayo – Peru Medical Director

Administrative Service

07/2018 – 06/2019 Chief Resident in Surgery Core Curriculum and Lecture Coordinator Kendall Regional Medical Center – Miami FL Aventura Hospital and Medical Center – Miami FL General Surgery Residency Program

Research

06/2013 – 05/2014 Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Septic Pediatric Patients and its Impact in Clinical Outcomes. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine – Philadelphia, PA Development of a Cardiac Arrest Model in Mice with Mitochondrial DNA Mutations and Their Impact in Short Term Survival. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania – Center for Resuscitation Science/Department of Emergency Medicine – Philadelphia, PA

06/2011 – 05/2013 Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Mononuclear Cells and Banked Platelets Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania – Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery – Philadelphia, PA

Medical Licenses

Florida FL 2019 – 2023

Texas TX 2021 – 2023

Kentucky KY 2021 – 2023

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery 12/2020

Certification

05/2018 ATLS instructor [Current] American College of Surgeons – Committee on Trauma

06/2018 ATLS certification [Current] American College of Surgeons – Committee on Trauma

02/2021 ACLS/BLS certification [Current] American Heart Association

07/2021 PALS certification [current] American Heart Association/American Academy of Pediatrics

10/2012 ECFMG Certification

Publications in Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

1. Georgoff P, Perales JP, Laguna B, Holena D, Reilly P, Sims C. Colonic injuries and the damage control abdomen: does management strategy matter? J Surg Res. 2013; 181(2): 293-299. PMID: 22884449

2. Perales-Villarroel JP, Werlin E, Guan Y, Selak M, Becker L, Sims C. Hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation are associated with peripheral blood mononuclear cell mitochondrial dysfunction and immunosuppression. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013; 75(1): 24-31. PMID: 23778434.

3. Perales-Villarroel JP, Figueredo R, Guan Y, Karamercan M, Tomaiuolo M, Selak M, Becker L, Welsh J, Sims C. Increased platelet storage time is associated with mitochondrial dysfunction and impaired platelet function. J Surg Res. 2013; 184(1): 422-429. PMID: 23830370.

4. Karamercan MA, Weiss S, Perales-Villarroel JP, Guan Y, Werlin E, Figueredo R, Becker LB, Sims CA. Can peripheral blood mononuclear cells be used as a proxy for mitochondrial dysfunction in vital organs during hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation? Shock 2013; 40(6): 476-484. PMID: 23867522.

5. Weiss SL, Perales-Villarroel JP, Selak MA, Deutschman CS, Nadkarni VM, Becker LB. Mitochondrial dysfunction in peripheral blood mononuclear cells in pediatric septic shock. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2015; 16(1): e4-e12. PMID: 25251517.

6. Kim J, Villarroel JP, Zhang W, Yin T, Shinozaki K, Hong A, Lampe JW, Becker LB. The Responses of Tissues from the Brain, Heart, Kidney, and Liver to Resuscitation following Prolonged Cardiac Arrest by Examining Mitochondrial Respiration in Rats. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2016; 2016:7463407. Epub 2015 Dec 7. PMID: 26770657

7. Elkbuli A, Lopez JR, Perales-Villarroel P, Ang D, Liu H, Boneva D, Ramirez M, Morejon O, Hai S, McKenney M. Comparison of Outcomes for Pediatric Trauma at Different Types of Trauma Centers: The Unresolved Mystery. Am Surg. 2018; 84(6):1054-1057. PMID: 29981648

8. Perales-Villarroel JP, Elkbuli A, Polcz V, Hai S, Boneva D, Bernal E, McKenney M, Ramirez M. Psychiatric Comorbidities and Outcomes in Trauma Patients: Is There A Significant Difference? Am Surg. 2018; 84(7):e267-e269. PMID: 30241597

9. Sebastian R, Ghanem OM, Cornejo J, Ruttger T, Perales-Vilarroel JP, Adrales G, Li C. Is staple line oversewing in patients on chronic anticoagulation during Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy necessary? Propensity Score Matching Analysis using the 2015-2018 MBSAQIP. Surg Endosc. 2022. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35226162.

10. Cornejo J, Cornejo-Aguilar JA, Vargas M, Helguero CG, Milanezi de Andrade R, Perales-Villarroel P, et al. Anatomical Engineering and 3D Printing for Surgery and Medical Devices: International Review and Future Exponential Innovations. Biomed Res Int. 2022; 2022:6797745. PMID: 35372574

Book Chapters

1. Perales P, Datta J. Routine Genetic Testing in Patients with Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. In: Ferguson B, White MG, Singh P, ed. Difficult Decisions in Surgery: An Evidence-Based Approach. Difficult Decisions in Surgical Oncology. New York: Springer Nature; 2023. Submitted

Podium Presentations

1. Hemorrhagic Shock and Resuscitation are Associated with Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Immunosuppression. PeralesVillarroel JP, Werlin E, Guan Y, Selak M, Becker L, Sims C. Twenty Sixth EAST Annual Scientific Assembly, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST). January 18th, 2013, Scottsdale AZ.

2. Increased Platelet Storage Time is Associated with Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Impaired Platelet Function. Perales-Villarroel JP, Figueredo R, Guan Y, Karamercan M, Tomaiuolo M, Selak M, Becker L, Welsh J, Sims C. Eighth Annual Academic Surgical Congress. February 6th, 2013, New Orleans LA.

Poster Presentations

1. Psychiatric Comorbidities and Outcomes in Trauma Patients: Is There a significant difference? Perales-Villarroel JP, Elkbuli A, Allen L, Ramirez M, McKenney MG. Southeastern Surgical Congress 2018, February 12th, 2018, Tampa FL.

Video Presentations

1. Complicated Per-Oral Pyloroplasty with Concomitant Laparoscopic Implantation of Gastric Electrical Stimulator. Perales-Villarroel JP (Presenter). Aleman R, Fonseca MC, Frieder J, Milla C, Kichler K, Erim T, Szomstein S, Lo Menzo E, Rosenthal RJ. 16th Annual Surgery of the Foregut Symposium and 4th Annual International Congress of Fluorescence Guided Imaging Surgery. February 19th, 2020, Weston FL.

2. Chronic Staple Line Disruption After Sleeve Gastrectomy with Intra-abdominal Abscess and Reconstruction of GI tract with EJ Anastomosis. Perales-Villarroel JP, Cogollo VJ, Ale VS, Axentiev A, Lo Menzo E, Szomstein S, Rosenthal RJ. 16th Annual Surgery of the Foregut Symposium and 4th Annual International Congress of Fluorescence Guided Imaging Surgery. February 19th, 2020, Weston FL.

3. Laparoscopic Management of Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome in a Patient with Crohn’s Disease. Perales-Villarroel JP, Okida LF, Wolfers M, Ale VS, Grove M, Lo Menzo E, Szomstein S, Rosenthal RJ. American College of Surgeons, Clinical Congress 2020. October 3-7, virtual format.

4. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Esophagojejunostomy After Billroth Type 2 Gastrojejunostomy for Adenocarcinoma at the Gastrojejunal Anastomosis. Okida LF, Perales-Villarroel JP, Aleman R, Patel S, Lo Menzo E, Szomstein S, Rosenthal RJ. American College of Surgeons, Clinical Congress 2020. October 3-7, virtual format.

Abstracts

1. Cornejo J, Cornejo-Aguilar JA, Sebastian R, Perales P, Gonzalez C, et al. Mechanical Design of a Novel Surgical Laparoscopic Simulator for Telemedicine Assistance and Physician Training during Aerospace Applications [Abstract]. In: 3rd IEEE Eurasia Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Healthcare and Sustainability, ECBIOS 2021. May 28-30, 2021. Tainan, Taiwan, Province of China. T-H. Meen (Ed.), 3rd IEEE Eurasia Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Healthcare and Sustainability, ECBIOS 2021 (pp. 53-56). Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers Inc. https://doi.org/10.1109/ECBIOS51820.2021.9510753

2. Cornejo J, Perales-Villarroel JP, Sebastian R, Cornejo-Aguilar JA. Conceptual Design of Space Biosurgeon for Robotic Surgery and Aerospace Medicine. In: 2020 IEEE ANDESCON, October 13-16, Quito EC. Quito, EC, IEEE 2020. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9510753

Editorials

J. Paul Perales-Villarroel. Surgical Oncology in times of COVID-19 (Editorial). Miami Cancer Research Center. Published on August 14th, 2020 at: https://miamicancerresearch.org/publications/editorial/

Work in Progress

1. Perales P, Gulec, SA. Radiopeptide (RPT), Radiomicrosphere Therapy (RMT) and Surgery for the Treatment of Unresectable Neuroendocrine Tumor Liver Metastases (NELM). Review Journal Article

2. Perales P, Datta J. Contemporary Reappraisal of Multi-Dimensional Biomarkers of Response to Neoadjuvant Therapy in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma. Review Journal Article

3. Prasath V, Perales P, Ho R, Chokshi R. Primary Closure versus Flap Repair After Abdominoperineal Resection and Extra Levator Abdominoperineal Excision. Review Journal Article.

Membership and Professional Societies

2020 to Present American College of Surgery (Associate Fellow)

2006 to Present Peruvian College of Physicians (Colegio Medico del Peru)

2020 to Present Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association

2021 to Present American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

2021 to Present Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

2022 to Present The America Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association

Service and Outreach

Editorial Boards

2022 to Present International Journal of Clinical Investigation and Case Reports

Committees

2022 to Present ACS Cancer Care Standards Development Committee Member American College of Surgeons

Outreach Missions

09/2022 Humanitarian Outreach Mission, Arequipa-Peru. September 07, 08 and 09, 2022. The Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association.

Honors and Awards

2018 Best Poster Presentation Award: “Psychiatric Comorbidities and Outcomes in Trauma Patients: Is There a Significant Difference?” at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the South Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Fort Lauderdale FL

2014 Sepsis Specialty Award: “Mitochondrial dysfunction in circulating immune cells in pediatric septic shock” (Oral presentation). From the Society of Critical Care Medicine at the 43rd Critical Care Congress, San Francisco CA

2009 Chief Resident in General Surgery. Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos – Daniel A. Carrión Hospital, Lima – Peru

2007 Ranked eighth among 1,500 applicants in General Surgery residency entrance examination at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima – Peru

2001 Ranked second in San Fernando Medical School Science Festival, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima – Peru

1999 Ranked 108th among 55,000 applicants in Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos Entrance Examination, Lima – Peru

Interests and Hobbies

20th century literature, World War II History, basketball (high school and medical school basketball player at point guard position), soccer.

Language Fluency

English (Advanced, fluent), French (Advanced), Spanish (Native)

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