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Important Dates 

July 6th ~ PC Auction at Boston Pizza Saint John, NB

July 12th & 13th ~ Peddle for the Pancreas

Sept. 2nd, 2014 ~ Support Group ~ Amy (Caregiver)

Sept. 27th, 2014 ~ NS PC Awareness Walk/Run/Bike

Sept. 27th, 2014 ~ Cold Lake, Alberta Awareness Walk

Oct. 7th, 2014 ~ Support Group ~ Pharmacist

Oct. 18th, 2014 ~ PEI PC Awareness Walk

Nov. 1st, 2014 ~ NB Awareness Walk

Nov. 4th, 2014 ~ Support Group

November 2014 ~ Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

Dec. 2nd, 2014 ~ Support Group

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Support Group Guest Speakers:

Moamen Bydoun on indentifying therapeutic targets in pancreatic cancer:

Neemat Sobhani on Nautural Food Products and Health:

Dr. Scott Hurton on Pancreatic Cancer care research in Nova Scotia:

Debbie Matheson on being a caregiver:

Dr. Mark Walsh on Pancreatic Cancer "How are we doing and where are we going?"

Celine Burlock on how to find peace:

Roy Ellis talks about grief and loss:

Rob Rutledge talks about the mind-body-spirit connection:

Timothy Walker talks about Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction:

Dr. Colin MacLeod talks about naturopathic medicine and cancer:

Dr. Daniel Rayson talks about pancreatic cancer:

Reverend David McGinley talks about spirituality and cancer:

Researchers

Michele Molinari
CURRICULUM VITAE

Date of birth: February 23rd, 1967
Place of birth: Monza, Milan, Italy
Marital status: Single
Children: None
Language spoken: English, Italian, Spanish

902-473-7624

Email: febbraio67@aol.com

Present position: Assistant Professor of Surgery
Dalhousie University Hospital
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
(September 2005 to present)

Licensure to Practice: Nova Scotia License No: 19934
Alberta License No: C11824 (inactive)
Ontario License No: 78326 (inactive)
Illinois License No: 036-103708 (active)
Italian Medical Society License No: 13599923 (inactive)

Certifications: 2004 Canadian Principles of Surgery Exam (POS)
2003 American Boards of Surgery
1999 Italian Boards of Surgery
1995 United States Medical License Exam (USMLE)
1992 Italian National Board of Medicine and Surgery

Education: Roberto Cozzi High School
Milan, Italy (1981)

Liceo Scientifico Vittorio Veneto
Milan, Italy
Degree in Science (1986)

University of Milan School of Medicine
Milan, Italy
M.D. degree (1992)

Postgraduate training: Master in Science: Clinical Epidemiology
University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Department of Health Policy and Evaluation
Program director: Dr. Gillian Hawker
Supervisors: Dr. David Urbach
Dr. Scott Helton
(2003-2005)

Clinical Research Fellowship
Department of Surgery
University of Chicago, Illinois,
Program director: Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi
(1994-1995)

Miliary Medical Officer
Fertilia-Alghero, Italy, (1993-1994)

Italian Air Force Cadet
Scuola Aeronautica Militare
Florence (1993)

Postgraduate Preliminary Internship General Surgery
Clinical Training: University of Chicago, Illinois,
Program director: Dr. Robert Baker
(January 1996-October 1997)

Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago
General Surgery
Internship: November 1997-June 1998
Chief Resident: July 2001-June 2002
Program director: Dr. Jose Cintron

Fellowships: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Oncology
Solid Organ Transplantation
University of Toronto , Toronto General Hospital
Program director: Dr. Paul D. Greig
(2002-2003)

Solid Organ Transplantation
University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton
Program director: Dr. Norman Kneteman
(2004-2005)

Professional Associations: Canadian Society of Transplantation (Educational Committee) (2006)
American Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Association Member (2004)
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (2000)
European Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Member (1991)
Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons (2005)

Awards / Honors: Administrative Chief Resident
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago
(2001-2002)
Outstanding Leadership Award
Christ Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago
(2001-2002)

Dr. Majarakis Memorial Travel Fellowship Award
Hepatobiliary Department
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
Department Chief: Dr. Leslie Blumgart
(2000-2001)

Outstanding Surgical Resident Teaching Award
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago
(1999-2000)

Outstanding Military Medical Officer
Discharged with Honors
Italian Air Force Medical Service
Chief: Col. Piccolo
(1993-1994)

Graduated with Magna cum Laude
University of Milan School of Medicine
Supervisor: Dr. Marco Braga
Dr. Valerio Di Carlo
(1992)

University of Milan School of Medicine
Travel Fellowship Award
Department of General Surgery and Hepatobiliary Surgery
University of Iaşi Hospital
Rumania (Europe)
(1991)

Graduated with Honors
Roberto Cozzi High School, Milan, Italy
Supervisor: Prof. Gianni Mazzarelli
(1981)

Community and Other Activities:

2003: Toronto International Marathon
2002: Toronto Half Marathon
1993-1994: National Representative of Medical Officers
Italian Air Force
1990-1992: Swimmer teacher, Community Swimming Center
Milan, Italy
1984-1986: Senior Administrator Student College Committee
Liceo Scientifico Vittorio Veneto, Milano, Italy
1985-1986: National finalist High Schools Track and Field games (Rome): 3000 m
1984-1985: National finalist High Schools Track and Field
(Riccione): 3000 m
1982-1983: Milan Half Marathon
1981-1982: Religious educator community church
1980-1981: Junior National Swimming Champion 100 m free style

Attended International Scientific Meetings:

2006: American Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Association (AHPBA), Miami Beach, Florida
2005: American Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Association (AHPBA), Hollywood, Florida
2004: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), San Francisco
2004: Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO), New York
2003: American Society for Liver Disease Study (ASLDS), Atlanta
2003: American Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Association (AHPBA), Miami
2001: American College of Surgeons Conference, Chicago
1986: European Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Conference, Perugia

Invited Moderator/Discussant at Scientific Meeting:

2006: American Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Association (AHPBA), Miami Beach, Florida (Cholangiocarcinoma)
2005: American Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Association (AHPBA), Hollywood, Florida (Hepatocellular Carcinoma Panel)

Local Oral Presentations:

2006: Hepatic Masses. Differential Diagnosis and Management. Dalhousie University Senior Residents Teaching Rounds)
2006: Update in Hepatic Surgery. Diagnosis and Treatment of Liver Masses. Nova Scotia 12th Annual General Surgery Refresher Course.
2006: Management of liver transplant patients. Canadian Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
2006: Short gut syndrome. Medical and surgical management. State of the art.
2006: Dalhousie University Gastrointestinal Rounds (Diagnosis and management of acute liver failure. Evidence based medicine)
2005: Dalhousie University Gastrointestinal Rounds (Evidence based practice for surgical patients with cirrhosis. Indications for pre- operative porto-caval shunt)
2005: Hepatic Masses. Diagnosis and Management (Dalhousie University Senior Residents Teaching Rounds)
2005: Dalhousie University Gastrointestinal Rounds (Radiofrequency ablation versus hepatic resection for small hepatocellular carcinomas. Patients’ inclinations and preferences)
2004: University of Alberta Transplant Rounds (Transplantation of solid
organs in HIV positive patients)
2004: University of Alberta General Surgery Teaching Rounds
(Diagnosis, Management and Quality of Life for Patients with
Biliary Duct Injuries)
2004: University of Toronto, Clinical Epidemiology Rounds
(Radiofrequency Ablation versus Hepatic Resection for Small
Hepatocellular Carcinomas: Systematic Review of the Literature)
2004: University of Toronto, Clinical Epidemiology Rounds
(Radiofrequency Ablation versus Hepatic Resection for Small
Hepatocellular Carcinomas: Markov Decision Analysis Model)
2003: University of Toronto General Surgery Rounds (Liver and small bowel transplantation)
2003: University of Toronto Transplant Rounds (Post Transplant
Lymphoproliferative Disorders)
2002: University of Toronto Hepatobiliary Rounds (Transhepatic
Chemoembolization for Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinomas)

 

Posters Presentations to Scientific Meetings:

2006: Radiofrequency ablation or hepatic resection for small HCC?
Measuring the patients’ inclination towards risks and benefits before suggesting treatment options.
Michele Molinari 1, Mark Walsh , Scott Helton , David Urbach
AHPBA Congress, Miami Beach, Florida March 2006
(Oral Presentation)

2005: Hepatic resections versus radiofrequency ablation for single hepatocellular carcinomas measuring less than 5 centimeters. A Markov decision analysis model. Molinari M, Helton S, Urbach D, Krahn M
AHPBA Congress, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida March 2005
(Poster)

2004: Predictive Value of 3D Computed Tomography in Assessing Hepatic Volumes Prior to Resection. Molinari M, Walsh M, Vollmer C, McGilvray I, Gallinger S, Cattral M, Grant D, Greig PD.
57th Annual Cancer Symposium, Society of Surgical Oncology
New York, New York, March 2004
(Poster)

2004: Transarterial Chemoembolization for Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinomas? Molinari M, Dixon E, Kachura JR, Rajan DK, Sherman M, Grant D, Greig PD, Gallinger S, Knox J.
Annual Symposium, American Society of Clinical Oncologists
San Francisco, California, January 2004
(Poster)

2003: Current Treatment for Pyogenic Cholangitis. Experience in a Western Center. Molinari M, Greig PD, Gallinger S, Cattral M.
AHPBA Congress, Miami, Florida, March 2003
(Poster)

 

Bibliography

Articles:

1. Molinari M, Helton W, Kneteman N, Wlash MJ, Krahn M, Urbach D. Readiofrequency Ablation or Hepatic Resection for Small Hepatocellular Carcinomas? Measuring the Patients’ Inclination towards Risks and Benefits before Suggesting Treatment Options. (submitted to Annals of Surgery, November 2006)

2. Kruszyna T, Nashan B, Walsh MJ, Peltekian K, Molinari M. Early Invasive Listeria Monocytogenes Infection after Orthotopic Liver Transplantation. Case Report and Review of the Literature. (submitted to Liver Transplantation, November 2006)

3. Molinari M, Dixon E, Walsh M, Sherman M, Gallinger S, Kachura, J, Rajan D, Ash M, Burnett B, Feld R, Chen E, Greig P, Grant D and Knox J. Transarterial Chemoembolization for Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Results from a Northern American Cancer Center (submitted for publication, March 2006)

4. Molinari M, Watt K, Kruszyna T, Nelson R, Walsh M, Peltekian K, Nashan B. Acute Liver Failure Induced by Green Tea Extracts: Case Report and Review of the Literature. (Submitted to Liver Transplant, March 2006)

5. Al-Saif F, Molinari M, Shapiro AMJ, Mason A, Kneteman N, Jewell L, Bigam D. Aggressive recurrence of epithelioid hemangioendothelioma following liver transplantation. (Submitted to Liver Transplant, February 2006)

6. Alsaif F, Molinari M, Al-Masloom A, Lakey JRT, Kin T, Shapiro AMJ. Pancreatic Islet Autotransplantation with Completion Pancreatectomy in the Management of Uncontrolled Pancreatic Fistula after Whipple Resection for Ampullary Adenocarcinoma. Letters to the Editor, Pancreas 2006; 32 (4): 430-431

7. Molinari M, Al-Saif F, Ryan AE, Lakey RT J, Senior AP, Paty BA, Bigam DL, Kneteman NM, Russell LJM, Shapiro JAM. Sirolimus-induced ulceration of the small bowel in islet transplant recipients – Reports of two cases. American Journal Transplantation 2005;5:2799-2804

8. Kim R, Sakamoto S, Haider R, Molinari M, Gallinger S, McGilvray I, Greig P, Grant D, Cattral M. Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Assessing Biliary Anatomy in Right Lobe Living Donors. Transplantation 2005; Vol 79 (10), 1417-1421

9. Cattral MS, Molinari M, Vollmer CM, McGilvray I, Wei A, Walsh M, Adcock L, Marks N, Lilly L, Gigrah N, Levy G, Greig P, Grant D. Living-Donor Right Hepatectomy with or without Inclusion of Middle Hepatic Vein: Comparison of Morbidity and Outcome in 56 Patients. Am J Transplantation 2004; 4: 751-757

10. Shuhaiber HJ, Lipnick S, Teresi M, Molinari M, Ryoo J, Cintron J. More on Monsel’s Solution. Surgery 2005; 137: 263-64

11. Molinari M, Helton WS and Espat NJ. Palliative Strategies for Locally Advanced Unresectable and Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer. Surg Clin North Am. 2001 Jun 81(3):651-66.

12. Molinari M, Helton WS and Espat NJ. Pancreatic Heterotopia: An Uncommon Cause of Benign Biliary Obstruction. Surg Oncol 9 135-42, 2001.

13. Molinari M, Helton WS and Espat NJ. The Hepatic Mass: Evaluation by an Algorithmic Approach. Clinical Perspectives in Gastroenterology, November/December, 369-374, 2001.

14. Molinari M, Ong A, Farolan MJ, Helton WS and Espat NJ. Pancreatic Heterotopia and Other Uncommon Causes of Biliary Obstruction. Surgical Oncology 9(3): 135, 2000.

15. Hurst R, Molinari M, Chung P and Rubin M. Prospective Study of the Features, Indications and Surgical Treatment in 513 Consecutive Patients Affected by Crohn’s Disease. Surgery 122(4): 661-7, 1997.

16. Braga M, Molinari M et al. Surgical Treatment of Gastric Adenocarcinoma: Impact on Survival and Quality of Life. A Prospective Ten Year Study. Hepatogastroenterology 43(7): 187-193, 1996

17. Hurst R, Molinari M, Chung P and Rubin M. Prospective Study of the Incidence, Timing and Treatment of Pouchitis in 104 Consecutive Patients after Restorative Proctocolectomy. Archives of Surgery 131: 497-502, 1996.

18. Dal Cin S, Molinari M, Braga M et al. Role of Bioelectric Impedance Analysis in Acutely Dehydrated Subjects. Clinical Nutrition 11: 128-133, 1992

19. Braga M, Dal Cin S, Molinari M et al. Usefulness of an Oral Artificial Supplementation After Gastric and Pancreatic Surgery. Minerva Chir. 47: 1201-1205, 1992

20. Dal Cin S, Molinari M, Braga M. The usefulness of dietetic supplementation in feeding after gastric and pancreatic surgeries. Minerv. Chir. Jul 1992; 47(13-4): 1201-1205

Abstracts:

1. Cattral M, Vollmer C, Greig PD, McGilvray I, Walsh M, Wei A, Molinari M, Grant D. Low donor morbidity following right hepatectomy including middle hepatic vein. Am J Transplantation. Supplement 5: vol 3; 2003

2. Cattral M, Greig PD, Vollmer C, McGilvray I, Walsh M, Wei A, Molinari M, Grant D. Improved outcome of living-donor right lobe liver transplantation with revascularization of the middle hepatic vein. Am J Transplantation. Supplement 5: vol 3; 2003

3. Molinari M, Hurst R, Michelassi F. Pouch-vaginal fistula: a rare complication after restorative proctocolectomy and pouch Ileal-anal anastomosis. Gastroenterology 1995; 108(4): p. A878

4. Hurst RD, Molinari M, Rubin M, Michelassi F. Prospective study of incidence, timing and treatment of pouchitis in 103 consecutive patients after restorative proctocolectomy. West Surg Association Congress, 1995

5. Fichera A, Molinari M, Cambronero E, Arenas R, Michelassi F. Incidence of synchronous colonic pathology in colorectal adenocarcinoma. Gastroenterology 1995; 108(4): p. A466

6. Fichera A, Molinari M, Cambronero E, Arenas R, Michelassi F. Complicated Colorectal Adenocarcinoma. Gastroenterology 1995; 108(4): p. A466

7. Fichera A, Molinari M, Cambronero E, Arenas R, Michelassi F. Modern surgical treatment for adenocarcinoma: how often is a permanent stoma necessary? Gastroenterology 1995; 108(4): p. A467

8. Fichera A, Molinari M, Cambronero E, Arenas R, Michelassi F. Sensitivity of abdominal and pelvic CAT scan in the preoperative staging of the colorectal adenocarcinoma. Gastroenterology 1995; 108(4): p. A467

9. Fichera A, Molinari M, Cambronero E, Arenas R, Michelassi F. Incidence and therapeutic implications of synchronous colonic pathology of colorectal adenocarcinoma. Presented at the Second Charles Huggins Research Conference of the Department of Surgery of the University of Chicago Hospital, Illinois, May 1995

10. Braga M, Dal Cin S, Molinari M. Oral artificial supplementation after upper gastrointestinal surgery. Acts of Italian Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition, 1991

Research Projects:

Academic Year 2005-2006: (Principal Investigator)

“Patients’ preference for surgical therapy versus radiofrequency ablation for small hepatocellular carcinomas in cirrhotic patients. Probability Trade Off structured interview”

Academic Year 2005-2006: (Principal Investigator)

24 Week Feasibility Study to Evaluate Replacement of Calcineurin Inhibitor (CNI) with Simulect in CNI Intolerant Long-Term Kidney Transplant Recipients Treated with Mycophenolic Acid and Steroids.

Academic Year 2005-2006: (Principal Investigator)

A Prospective, Open-Label, Multi-Centre, Randomized Trial of the Efficacy and Safety of a Long Term Calcineurin Inhibitor Free Maintenance Regimen with Mycophenolate Mofetil and Sirolimus in Recipients of an Orthotopic Liver Transplant.

Academic Year 2004-2005: Ethical Review Board of the University of Alberta Hospital approved the Clinical Research Project entitled:

“Patients’ preference for surgical therapy versus radiofrequency ablation for small hepatocellular carcinomas in cirrhotic patients. Probability Trade Off structured interview”

Primary investigator: Michele Molinari
Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Solid Organ Transplantation

Thesis Project for the Master in Clinical Epidemiology: University of Toronto, Canada
Department of Public Health and Policy Evaluation