Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD
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                            Douglas J. Wirthlin

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Douglas J. Wirthlin

Department of vascular surgery, Dixie Regional Medical Center, IHC

1380 E Medical Center Drive, Suite 3500

Office: 435-251-3500

Fax:  435-251-3501

Douglas.[email protected]

 

I.              Personal Data

 

              U.S. Citizen

              Marital Status: Married, eight children

              Second Language: Fluent in Spanish

             

II.              Education

             

              1979-1982                                                                      Andover High School, Bloomfield Hills,                                                                                                                Michigan

              1982-1987              B.A., Chemistry                                          Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

              1987-1991              M.D.                                                        University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,

Michigan

 

III.              Postgraduate Education

 

              7/91-6/96              General Surgery Residency              University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics,

                                                                                                  Iowa City, Iowa

              7/96-6/99              Vascular Surgery Fellowship              Massachusetts General Hospital,

                                                                                                  Boston, Massachusetts

 

IV.              Hospital Appointments

 

              7/91-6/96                            Resident Surgeon              University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

                                                                                                  Iowa City, Iowa

              9/94-11/94                            Resident Surgeon              Mason City Clinic, Mason City, Iowa

              7/96-6/99                            Vascular Fellow                            Massachusetts General Hospital,

                                                                                                  Boston, Massachusetts

              7/96-6/99                            Surgical House Officer              Jordan Hospital, Plymouth,

                                                                                                  Massachusetts

              7/99-3/03                            Attending Surgeon               University of Alabama Medical Center

                                                        (Vascular Surgery)

              7/99-3/03                            Attending Surgeon               Veteran’s Administration Hospital

                                                        (Vascular Surgery)              Birmingham, Alabama

              2/00-3/03                            Clinical Director                            John Kirklin Clinic

                                                        (Wound Care Clinic)              Birmingham, Alabama

              3/03-1/07                            Attending Surgeon              LDS and Cottonwood Hospitals

                                                        (Vascular Surgery)              Salt Lake City, Utah

              3/03-1/07                            Director of Vascular Surgery

                                                        Intermountain Healtcare, Urban Central Region

              3/03-1/07                            Clinical Director                            LDS Hospital Woundcare Clinic

              6/04-4/15                            Salt Lake Regional Hospital

              6/04-4/15                            St. Marks Hospital

              10/07-4/15                            Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

              4/15-10/18                            Marshfield Medical Center, Marshfield, WI

              10/18-present                            Dixie Regional Medical Center, St. George, UT

 

V.              Personal Service

 

              5/83-11/84                            Missionary Service, Santiago, Chile

 

              10/02-present                            Facilitated education, training, and protocols for carotid                                                                                     endarterectomy for stroke prevention in China

 

VI.              Licensure

 

              7/91-6/96                            Iowa State (License #MD-R-4561)              inactive

              7/96-5/00                            Massachusetts, # 151915                            inactive             

              5/99-3/04                            Alabama, # 22701                                          inactive

              3/03-present                            Utah, #5258288-1205                                          active

              3/15-present                            Wisconsin, #63672                                          active

VII.              Certification

             

              National Board of Medical Examiners, Parts I,II, and III               (# 407864)

              Board of American College of Surgeons, Part I and II               (#43649) Recertified 2011

              Specialty Boards in Vascular Surgery, Part I and II               (#101022) Recertified 2012

 

VIII.              Professional Affiliations

 

              1987-1991              Nu Sigma Nu Medical Fraternity

              1987-1991              American Medical Association

              1995-present              American College of Surgeons

2001-present              Association of VA Surgeons

2001-3/03              Alabama Vascular Society (Treasurer)

              2001-present              Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society

              2002-present              Vice President, Sino-American Stroke group

             2009-present              Society of Vascular Surgery

             2011-2016              Western Vascular Society

 

IX.              Areas of Research Interest

                                         

Applications of telemedicine in vascular surgery

Health care delivery stradegies for outpatient vascular care

Vascular wound care

Preoperative cardiac evaluation

Endovascular surgery

Vascular Centers

Cerebral vascular disease in China

 

  1. Research Experience

 

1/89-5/89              Measurement of adverse physiologic responses to protamine in a canine model.  University of Michigan, under the direction of Thomas W. Wakefield, MD.

3/95-6/95              Measurement of altered gastrointestinal function and nitric oxide synthase levels in a rat sepsis model.  University of Iowa, under the direction of Joseph C. Cullen, MD.

9/96-6/99              Adenoviral gene transfer in a rat carotid injury model and immuno- histochemical evaluation of nitric oxide/cGMP signal transduction in vivo.  Massachusetts General Hospital, under the direction of Kenneth D. Bloch, MD funded by a NIH training grant.

7/96-6/99              Coinvestigator in the development of telemedicine applications in vascular surgery.  Massachusetts General Hospital, under the direction of William M. Abbott, MD and Joseph C. Kvedar, MD.

 

XI.              Teaching/Scholarly Activities

             

7/91-6/96              Clinical teaching, medical students and surgical residents

University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

              7/93-6/95              Coordinator of Basic Science Education for surgical residents

                                          University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

              7/94-6/95              Coordinator of Surgical Grand Rounds

                                          University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

              9/96-5/99              Research Advisor for Syam Buradagunta, premedical student

                                          Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA

              2/98-4/98              Research Advisor for Cornelius Busch, medical student

                                          Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA

              7/99-3/02              Clinical instructor of surgery, medical students and residents

                                          University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham AL

              7/00-3/02              Coordinator of Conference for surgical interns

                                          University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham AL

              7/01-3/02              Coordinator of Endovascular Teaching Conference

                                          University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham AL

              6/04-2/11              Director of Vascular Surgery resident rotation

                                          LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT

              6/04-2/09              Coordinator of Vascular and Endovascular Conference

                                          LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT

1/10 – 4/15              Director of Intermountain Medical Center, Executive Committee for      Carotid Revascularization.

10/03- present              Vice President Sino-American Stroke Group, Stroke Center Development, Beijing, China.

6/04 – 4/15              Clinical Instructor of Surgery, University of Utah

4/15 10/18              Division Chair of Vascular Surery, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield  WI

1/20 present              Clinical Instructor, Rocky Vista University, St. George UT

 

XII.              Academic Awards/Honors

 

              1978                            Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

              1982-1987              Brigham Young University Honors Program

              1983                            Phi Eta Sigma - freshman academic honor society

                                          Brigham Young University

1990                            Recipient of Nu Sigma Nu Scholarship for foreign medical rotation,

Santiago, Chile 4/91 (gastroenterology)

              7/95-6/96              Chief Administrative Resident, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

              6/96                            Edward Mason Teaching Award, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

 

 

XIII.              Research Awards

 

              6/94                            Surgical Resident Research Award, Iowa Academy of Surgeons

 

XIV.              Original articles in Refereed Journals

 

1.              Thomas W. Wakefield, MD, Shirley K. Wrobleski, BS, Douglas J Wirthlin, MD,

Thomas W Wang, BS, James C Stanley, MD, "Increased Prostacyclin and Adverse Hemodynamic Responses to Protamine Sulfate in an Experimental Canine Model,"               Journal of Surgical Research, 50(5):449-56, 1991 May.

 

2.              Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD, Steven T. Spates, BS, Jeff L. Conklin, MD,

Joseph Murray, MD, David K. Caropreso, MS, Kimberly S. Ephgrave, MD “Gastrointestinal Transit During Endotoxemia: the Role of Nitric Oxide,” Journal of Surgical Research, 1996; 60(2): 307-11.

 

3.      Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD and Richard P. Cambria, MD  “Surgery-Specific Considerations in the Cardiac Patient Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery.”  Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, 1998 40(5): 453-468.

 

4.      Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD, Syam Buradagunta, BA, Roger A. Edwards, ScD, David C. Brewster, MD, Richard P. Cambria, MD, Jonathan P. Gertler, MD, Glenn M LaMuraglia, MD, Diane E. Jordan, BS, Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, and William M. Abbott, MD, “Telemedicine in Vascular Surgery: Feasibility of Digital Imaging for Remote Wound Management of Wounds,” Journal of Vascular Surgery, 1998 27(6): 1089-99.

 

  1. William D. Jordan, Jr., MD, Francisco Alcocer, MD, David C. Voellinger, MD, and

Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD, “The Durability of Endoscopic Saphenous Vein Grafts:  A Five-Year Observational Study,” Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2001, 34(4):434-39.

             

6.              Cliff Kitchens, MD, William D. Jordan, Jr., MD, Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD, and David W. Whitley, MD, “”Endotrash”: Stents Gone Awry in the Peripheral Circulation,” Vascular Surgery, 2001 36.

 

 

 

7.              Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD, William D. Jordan, Jr., MD, and David W. Whitley, MD,

“Use of Hybrid Aortic Stent-grafts for Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms:  Indications and Outcome,” Journal of Surgical Research 2002 Nov; 108(1):14-9.

 

  1. William D. Jordan, Jr., MD, Francisco Alcocer, Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD, JA Warren, HA McDowell, MD, and David W. Whitley, MD, “ High Risk Carotid Endarterectomy:  Challenges for Carotid Stent Protocols.  Accepted in Jounal of Vascular Surgery.

 

  1. David C. Voellinger, MD, Souheil Saddekni, MD, Sherry M. Melton, MD, Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD, William D. Jordan, MD and David Whitley, MD.  “Endovascular Repair of a Traumatic Infrarenal Aortic Transection.” Vascular Surgery 35(5): 385-390, 2001.

 

  1. Kitchens Clifford, William D. Jordan, MD, Douglas J. Wirthlin MD, David Whitley, MD.  “Vascular Complications Arising form Maldeployed Stents.”  Vascular Endovascular Surgery 2002:36(2):145-54.

 

  1. Sinnaeve P, Chiche JD, Gillijns H, Van Pelt N, Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD, Van De Werf F, Collen D, Bloch KD, Janssens S. “Overexpression of a Constitutively Active Protein Kinase G Mutant Reduces Neointima Formation and In-stent Restenosis.”  Circulation 2002;105(24):2911-6.

 

  1. Warren JA, William D. Jordan, MD, Heudebert GR, Whitley D, and Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD. “Determining Patient Preference for Treatment of Extracranial Carotid Endarterectomy.”  Ann Vasc Surg 2003;17(1):15-21.

 

  1. William D. Jordan, MD, Alcocer F, Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD, Westfall AO, Whitley D. “Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in “high-risk” Surgical Patients:  Comparison of Open and Endovascular Repair. Ann Surg 2003;237(5):623-9.

 

  1. William D. Jordan, MD, NasLund TC, Adelman MA, Simoni G, Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD. “Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair in Patients with Challenging Anatomy:  Utility of the Hybrid Endograft.”  Vascular 2004;12(2):106-13.

 

  1. Alcocer F, Jordan WD, Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD, Whitley D. “Early Results of Lower Extremity Infrageniculate Revascularization with a New Polytetrafluoroethylne Graft.”  Vascular 2004;12(5):318-24.

 

  1. Cavorsi J, Vicari F, Wirthlin DJ, Ennis W, Kirsner R, O'Connell SM, Steinberg J, Falanga V. “Best-practice algorithms for the use of a bilayered living cell therapy (Apligraf) in the treatment of lower-extremity ulcers.”  Wound Repair Regen. 2006 Mar-Apr;  14(2):102-9.  Review

 

  1. Li T, Zha Y, Bo L, Wirthlin DJ, Zhang Q. “Surgical management of retained distal embolic protection device and fractured guidewire after carotid artery stenting.”  J Surg Case Rep. 2016; Jun (6)

 

XV.              Abstracts

 

1.              Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD, Steven T. Spates, MD, Joseph J. Cullen, MD,

Joseph Murray, MD, David K, Caropresso, MS, Kimberly S. Ephgrave, MD,

"Nitric oxide Mediates the Rapid Gastrointestinal Transit of Endotoxemia," Gastroenterology 1996.

 

2.              Jean-Daniel Chiche, MD, Stacy M Schlutsmeyer, BS, Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD, Anthony Rosenzweig, MD, and Kenneth D. Bloch, MD, “cGMP-Dependent Protein Kinase Decreases Pulmonary Artery Smooth Muscle Cell Proliferation,” Respiratory Care and Critical Care Medicine (1998) 157(3): A209

 

3.              Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD, Roger A. Edwards, ScD, Syam Buradagunta, BA, William M. Abbott, MD, and Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, “Feasibility of Remote Wound Management: A New Application of Telemedicine in Vascular Surgery, Telemedicine Journal (1998)  4(1):94

 

  1. Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD, Jean-Daniel Chiche, MD, Stacey M. Schlutsmeyr, William M Abbott, MD, and Kenneth D. Bloch, MD, “Adenovirus-Mediated Restoration of cGMP-Dependent Protein Kinase Decreases Neointima Formation Following Arterial Injury,” The North American Society Chapter of The International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, 47th Annual Meeting, June 6, 1999.

 

5.              William D. Jordan, Jr., MD, Francisco Alcocer, MD, David W. Whitley, MD, and Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD, “Surgical Results of Infrainguinal Bypass Grafting,”  Seventh Annual Symposium on Current Issues and Techniques in Interventional Radiology.  New York, November 1999.

 

6.              Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD, William D. Jordan, Jr., MD, and David W. Whitley, MD,

“Use of Hybrid Aortic Stent-grafts for Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms:  Indications and Outcome,” Association of VA Surgeons, May 8, 2001.

 

  1. Cliff Kitchens, MD, William D. Jordan, Jr., MD, Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD, and David W. Whitley, MD, “”Endotrash”:  Stents Gone Awry in the Peripheral Circulation,” Peripheral Vascular Surgical Society, January 2001

 

 

 

 

  1. Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD, Lioudmila Kaliberova, W. David Whitley, MD, William D Jordan Jr., MD, Paul Reynolds, PhD, “Adenoviral Gene Transfer to Bilayered Skin Substitute:  Feasibility of a Tissue Vehicle to Enhance Venous Ulcer Healing,”  accepted for the American Venous Forum (Feb 2002)

 

  1. Kitchens C, Wirthlin D, Jordan W, Whitley D.  Outcome of lower extremity bypass after renal transplant.  Peripheral Vascular Surgical Society (Winter, accepted).

 

  1. Wirthlin D, Whitley D, Oser R, Jordan W.  Correlation of preoperative aortic diameter measurements awith computer tomographic angiography (CTA), intravascular (IVUS), and angiography (ANGIO): Recommendations for aortic stent-graft oversizing.  Peripheral Vascular Surgical Society (Winter, accepted).

 

  1. Jordan W, Wirthlin D, Fisher W, McDowell H, Whitley D.  High risk carotid endarterectomy: a challenge to carotid stent trials.  American Association for Vascular Surgery, 49th scientific meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, June 10-13, 2001.

 

 

XVI.           Book Chapters

 

  1. Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD and Jonathan P. Gertler, MD, Concomitant Aortic       Aneurysm Repair and Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery:  Diagnosis and Treatment of Aortic and Peripheral Arterial Aneurysms, Calligaro KD, Dougherty MJ, Hollier LH (ed) W B Saunders, Orlando FL (1999)

 

  1. Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD and Richard P. Cambria, MD, Cardiac Screening Before Aortic Surgery, JL Ballard (ed) Landes Bioscience, Georgetown TX (2000)

 

  1. Francisco Alcocer, MD, William D. Jordan Jr, MD, Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD, and W. David Whitley, MD, Surgery Following Carotid Stenting:  Advances in Vascular Surgery, JST Yao and WH Pearce (ed) Parmentier Publishing, IL (2001)

 

XVII. Presentations

 

1.              Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, March 1994, Tucson, Arizona.

"Femoraxillary Bypass for Cerebral Ischemia."  William J. Sharp, MD,

Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD, Jamal J. Hoballah, MD, Chittur R. Mohan, MD,

Timothy F. Kresowik, MD, and John D Corson, MD. 

             

2.              Grand Rounds, Department of General Surgery, University of Iowa, October 1994, Iowa City, Iowa.  “Anatomy of Inguinal Hernias,” Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD

                                                       

3.              American Gastroenterology Association, May 1995, San Diego, CA, “Disrupted

Gastrointestinal Transit during Endotoxemia: The Role of Nitric Oxide” 

Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD, Joseph J. Cullen, MD, Joseph Murray, MD, David K. Caropreso, MS, and Kimberly S. Ephgrave, MD.

 

4.      Grand Rounds, Department of General Surgery, University of Iowa, September 1996, Iowa City, Iowa.  “Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment,” Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD.

 

5.      Grand Rounds, Department of General Surgery, University of Iowa, June 1997, Iowa City, Iowa.  “Adenoviral Gene Transfer to Injured Carotids: Modulation of NO/cGMP Signal Transduction” and “Telemedicine for Remote Wound Management,” Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD.

 

  1. New England Society for Vascular Surgery, September 1997, Bolton Landing NY, “Telemedicine in Vascular Surgery: Feasibility of Digital Imaging for Remote Wound Management.” Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD, Syam Buradagunta, BA, Roger A. Edwards, ScD, David C. Brewster, MD, Richard P. Cambria, MD, Jonathan P. Gertler, MD, Glenn M LaMuraglia, MD, Diane E. Jordan, BS, Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, and William M. Abbott, MD

 

  1. Vascular Nursing: Beyond 2000, March 1998, Dedham, MA, “Telemedicine:  Transcending Health Care Settings,” Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD.

 

  1. Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, March 1998, Boston, MA, “Telemedicine: A Potential Role in Current Surgical Practice,” Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD.

 

  1. American Telemedicine Association, April 7, 1998, Orlando, FL, “Feasibility of Remote Wound Management: A New Telemedicine Application in Vascular Surgery,” Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD.

 

  1. Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama Health System, August 3, 2000, Birmingham AL, “Endovascular Repair of Aortic Aneurysms,” Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD

 

  1. Birmingham Conference on Management of Claudication, September 9, 2000, Birmingham AL, “Surgical Management of Claudication,” Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD

 

  1. Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama Health System, October 4, 2000, Birmingham AL, “Endovascular Repair of Aortic Aneurysms:  Current Status of a New Technology,” Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD

 

  1. Annual Clinical Congress of American College of Surgeons, Vascular Medicine for Surgeons, October 26, 2000, Chicago IL, “Cardiac Risk for Vascular and Nonvascular Surgery,” Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD.

 

  1. Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama Health System, November 17, 2000, Birmingham AL, “Lower Extremity Peripheral Vascular Disease:  Evaluation and Management,” Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD.

 

  1. Vascular Medicine for Surgeons, American College of Surgeons 86th Annual Clinical Congress, October 26,2000, Chicago IL, “Cardiac Risks for Vascular and Nonvascular Surgery,” Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD.

 

  1. Southeastern Surgical Congress General Surgery Review Course, September 2001, Denver, CO, “Cerebral Vascular Disease,”  Douglas J. Wirthlin, MD.

 

 

XVIII.              Grants and Research Projects

 

1.              Health Services Foundation General Endowment Fund Grant, “UAB Wound Care Service,” 2/00-2/01

 

2.              Mechanistic Clinical Evaluation of Apligraf as Cell Therapy in Venous Leg Ulcers, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Co., East Hanover, NJ

 

3.              Linezolid for the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Infections, Kendle, Cincinnati, OH

 

4.              Linezolid for Treatment of Invassive Soft Tissue Infections, Kendle, Cincinnati, OH

 

5.              Development of Tissue Vehicles for Gene Delivery to Chronic Wounds, collaboration with Paul Reynolds, Phd, Dept. of Gene Therapy, UAB

 

6.              Gene Expression of Arterial Wounds Treated with Bilayered Skin Substitute, collaboration with Pablo Jimenez, MD, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Co., East Hanover, NJ

 

 

XVIV              Personal Interests                                          Outdoor sports, woodworking, hobby farming, and jogging.

 

Updated:  3/2018

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