Dr. Palafox CURRICULUM VITAE

NAME
BRIAN A. PALAFOX, MD.

EDUCATION :
Undergraduate:
University of Hawaii;
Graduated in 3 1/2 years
BS in Biology 12/72

Medical School:
University of California, Irvine;
Graduated in 3 1/2-year
M.D. 12/75

Externship:
Obstetrics @ Orange County Medical Center
(one year)

Internship:
Pathology @ Orange County Medical Center
( 6 months- 1/76-6/76)
General Surgery @ University of California Irvine Medical Center UCIMC (1 year-7/76-6/77)

Residency:
General Surgery @ UCIMC
(4 years 7/76-6/81)
Chief Resident
(1 year 7/80-6/81)

Fellowship:
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery @ UCIMC
(2 years 7/81-6/83)

AWARDS
Community Scholarship Program-Honolulu, Hawaii
Eagle Scout
Resident of the Year UCIMC (7/80-6/81)
Army Achievement Medal (1998)
California Commendation Medal (1987)
Humanitarian Service Medal (1990)
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (1985, 1990)
Meritorious Service Award CARNG-Corps Defender Golden Bear 86 (1986)
Overseas Training Ribbon (1996)
Army Commendation Medal (1998)

MILITARY
United States Army Reserves-6252d Section 1,
750 bed USAH,
Santa Ana, CA
CPT 1981-1983.
General Surgeon
(MOS 61K, 61W)

California Army National Guard-143d Evacuation Hospital,
AFRC Los Alamitos, CA
MAJ l984-1989; LTC l989-l995.
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon as and General Surgeon (MOS 6lK, 61J, 61W)

United States Army Reserve-349th Medical Hospital (HUS) 12/96.
Thoracic, Cardiovascular and Surgeon (MOS 61K, 61J, 61W)

CERTIFICATIONS
1. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
2. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
3. Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
4. Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners
5. Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery
6. Diplomate of the the American Board of Thoracic Surgery
7. California Medical License
8. BNDD
9. ATLS instructor
10. X-ray Supervisor and operator
11. Aviation Physiology, Emergency Egress and Water Survival-US Navy
12. C-4 Combat Casualty
13. Hawaii Medical License
14. Physician Assistant Supervisor

ORGANIZATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
California Medical Association -CMA
Orange County Medical Association -OCMA
American Medical Association -AMA
Associations of Military Surgeons of the United States -AMSUS
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons -FACS
Fellow of the College of Chest Physicians -FCCP
Fellow of the International College of Surgeons -FICS
Orange County Surgical Society- OCSS
Southwest Oncology Group -SWOG
Southwestern Surgical Congress
Society of Thoracic Surgeons- STS

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS
University of California Irvine Medical Center - Clinical Assistant Professor in Surgery
St. Joseph's Hospital of Orange
Children's Hospital of Orange County CHOC
Long Beach Veterans Hospital Medical Center-Surgical Consultant
Fountain Valley Medical Center-Pediatric thoracic surgery
Western Medical Center Santa Ana-General, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

TEACHING
1. Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
2. Trauma Management for Physicians and Nurses
3. Trauma Management for Paramedics
4. Medical Student and Resident Lecturer
5. Grand Rounds Presentations @ UCIMC, LBVAH, Kaiser Hospital, City of Hope
6. Lecturer at the National Meeting of the Association of Surgical Technologist 1984
7. Presenter and Lecturer for the Orange County Trauma Society (3 years)
8. Trauma Lecturer and Demonstrator for the Army National Guard Combat Casualty Course 1983
9. Extension Course Lecturer for UCIMC and Long Beach Memorial Hospital Family Practitioners
10. US Army Health Science Command Lecturer for the Advanced Trauma Life Support Courses- physicians, nurses, combat medics, special forces (1989-present)
11. Symposium Lecturer at UCIMC, CHOC, SJH
12. Assistant Clinical Professor in Surgery UCIMC
13. University of California, Irvine undergraduate division lecturer
14. United States Public Health Service-lecturer and surgeon for the Trust Territory of the Pacific Majuro, Marshall Islands 1988,1990

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
1. Palafox BA, Gazzaniga AB, Thrupp LD, Iseri LT, Connolly JE. "Surgical Treatment of Infective Valvular Endocarditis" Archives of Surgery 111:707-710, 1976
2. Palafox BA, Johnson MN, McEwen DK, Gazzaniga AB. "Intra Cranial Pressure Changes with the Application of the MAST (Military Anti-Shock Trousers)" , Journal of Trauma 21: 1981.
3. Palafox BA, Lifschutz H, Juler G, Stemmer EA, Mason GR."Fragmentation of a Celestin Tube Causing Obstruction-a case report and review of the literature. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 87:698-701. 1984.
4. Miller D, Palafox BA."Unusual Complication of Peritoneovenous Shunt" Surgical Rounds 9/84
5. Reallyvasquez F, Palafox BA, Gazzaniga AB. "Ligations of Patent Ductus Arterious in the Newborn-a simplified technique" presented at the American College of Surgeons meeting in Palm Springs, CA. Jan 2.
6. Palafox BA, Gazzaniga AB."PTFE Systemic Pulmonary Shunts in the Cyanotic infant and children" presented at the American College of Surgeons meeting in Santa Barbara, CA 1/90
7. Palafox BA, Gazzaniga AB."Complex vascular Access in adults and children" presented at the American College of Surgeons meeting in Newport Beach, CA 1/94
8. Palafox, BA"Complex vascular Access in a patient with prune-belly syndrome" presented at The Vascular Meeting Orlando, FL 7/94
9. Lin J, Palafox BA, Gazzaniga AB, Cohen A., et. al. Pheochromcytoma of the Left Atrium-diagnosis and treatment. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 1997.

TEXT BOOK CHAPTER
1. Operative Laparoscopy: the Masters' Techniques. Edited by R.M.Soderstrom. 2nd Edition. Lippincott-Raven Publishers. 1998.

WORK EXPERIENCE
1. Emergency room physician @ Kaiser Hospital Bellflower, CA
Glendora Community Hospital, CA
Circle City Hospital Corona, CA
2. Laboratory Assistant @ University of Hawaii 3 years
3. Physician and Surgeon - United States Army Reserves and National Guard
Tripler Army Hospital -Hon., Hi
Silas B. Hayes Hospital-Ft. Ord, CA
Letterman Army Medical Center-San Francisco, CA
Camp Roberts TMC, CA
Camp Hunter Liggett, CA TMC 1st Forward Support Bat 40th Med
Border Ranger Mission Med Site support El Centro, CA
Nuevos Horizontes Mission (OIC Med Ret)-Changuinola, Panama 4/96
Arctic Care l997- Quinhagak, Alaska 1997
United States Public Health Service- Majuro, Marshall Islands-Trust Territory of the Pacific: (l988, l990)
Operation Beach Master-Pribiloff Islands, Alaska 1998
Joint Medical Readiness Training Command (JMRTC), ATLS Instructor @: Ft. Lewis, Ft. Campbell, Ft. Bragg , Ft. Sam Houston
4. Chairman Thoracic Surgery Section-St. Joseph's Hospital- Orange, CA 1993-1999
5. Chairman Thoracic Surgery Section-Children's Hospital or Orange County 1993-1995
6. Chairman Quality Enhancement Committee-St. Joseph's Hospital 1991-1993
7. St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation Board of Directors 1998

HOBBIES
Swimming, Surfing, SCUBA, Hunting (archery, rifle, pistol), Piano, Tennis, Jet Skiing, Formula car racing, Football, Baseball, Jiu-jitsu.

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