Curriculum Vitae

Michael William Paluzzi, MD

Office Address
108 Nimmons Circle
Seneca, SC 29678
Phone (864)888-0909
Fax (864)888-0601

Education
BS.  Pennsylvania State University, 1981
MD. Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadephia, PA 1986

Postgraduate Training
1986 – 1991 Resident in General Surgery, State University Medical Center at Syracuse, NY

Other Training
1989 Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor Certification
1991 Advanced Laparoscopic Techniques Course, Atlanta, GA
1991 Combat Casualty Course, Camp Bullis, TX
1992 Medical Red Flag, Sheppard AFB,TX
1993 Translaparoscopic Ultrasound Course, Bethesda, MD
1996  Clinical Ultrasonography for Surgeons, SAGES, Philadelphia,PA
1997  Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Ethicon Endosurgery Institute, Cincinati, OH
1999 Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Medical License
1988 – 1992 New York
1992 – 1998 Mississippi
1995 – Present Florida
1998 – Present South Carolina

Memberships
1982 American Medical Association
1988 American College of Surgeons Candidate Group
1991 American College of Surgeons Associate Fellow
1991 –2000 Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons (Board of Directors 1996, Senior Member at Large 1997)
1993 – Present  Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
1994 – Present Fellow American College of Surgeons
1996- 1998  Pensacola Surgical Society
1998   Present    Oconee County Medical Society
1998 – Present  South Carolina Medical Society
2005-2011 American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery


Board Certification

1992- Present American Board of Surgery
1993- 2003 Certification of Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care

Presentations
1987 Optimal Source of Nonprotein Calories in Total Parenteral Nutrition Central Surgical Association, Forty-fourth Annual Meeting  Louisville, Kentucky
1988 The Management of Splenic Injuries in the Pediatric Population    Multi- Disciplinary Trauma Conference, SUNY Health Science Center Syracuse, New York
1991 Battling The Odds With Ischemic Bowel, Surgical Grand Rounds SUNY Health Science Center Syracuse, New York
1992 (March 12- 13) Organizer and Principal Instructor Advanced Laparoscopic and Laser Techniques  Workshop, Keesler USAFB Medical Center, Keesler AFB, MS
1992 (August 10-11) Visiting Consultant in Laparoscopic Surgery, Presentation:  Introduction
To Advanced Laparoscopic Techniques, Griffiss AFB Hospital, Rome, NY
1993 (January 12-15) Basic Laparoscopic Techniques and Preceptor for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Columbus AFB, MS
1993 (January 25-26) Advanced Laparoscopic Techniques Course Animate Laboratory instructor, U.S.U.H.S., Bethesda, MD
1993 (April 18-22) Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons 40th Annual Symposium,
Analysis of Laparoscopic vs Open Cholecystectomy, Scott, T.E.,  Paluzzi, M.W.
1993 (April 18-22) Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons 40th Annual Symposium,
Laparoscopic Appendectomy: A Retrospective Account and Review of the Literature
Wood, M.D., Paluzzi, M.W. (Winner of Surgeon General’s Award for General Surgery)
1993 (April 18-22) Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons 40th Annual Symposium,
Nissen Fundoplication: An Alternative Approach, Trotter, L.D., Paluzzi, M.W.
1993 (April 18-22) Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons 40th Annual Symposium,
Abdominal Wall Recurrence After Laparoscopic Colectomy For Adenocarcinoma
Fusco, M.A., Paluzzi, M.W.
1993 (April 18-22) Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons 40th Annual Symposium,
Desmoid Tumor, Jenkins,D.M., Paluzzi, M.W.
1993 (April 18-22) Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons 40th Annual Symposium,
Laparoscopic Approach in the Treatment of Appendico-Vesicle Fistula,  Afifi, A.Y., Erchinger, T.A., Fuscia, T.J., and Paluzzi, M.W.
1993 (April 18-22) Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons 40th Annual Symposium,
Moderator: Laparoscopic Surgery Session
1993 (July 14)  Grand Rounds: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Review and Application of Minimally Invasive Technique., National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD.
1993 (September  1)  Grand Rounds:  Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:Review and Application of Minimally Invasive Technique,Wright-Patterson AFB Medical Center, Dayton, OH.  .
1994 (January 12)  Grand Rounds:  Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:Review and Application of Minimally Invasive Technique. Wright State University, Dayton, OH
1994 (February 12)  Grand Rounds:  Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:Review and Application of Minimally Invasive Technique. The Louisianna State University, New Orleans, LA.
1994 (Feb26 – Mar 3) Society of Air Force Physicians Annual Clinical Symposium, San Antonio, TX.  Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication: The Keesler Experience, Paluzzi, M.W.,Weiss, M., Schwertner, D., and Heath, B.
1994 (April 24-28) Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons 41st Annual Symposium, Laparoscopic Splenectomy:  Clinical Experience and Technical Aspects.  Woodyard, T.C. and Paluzzi, M.W.
1994 (April 24-28) Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons 41st Annual Symposium, Large Paraesophageal Hernia of Long-Standing Duration. Rorabaugh, J. and Paluzzi, M.W.
1994 (Nov 14-15)  Advanced Laparoscopic Techniques Course:  Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication and Ulcer Surgery, U.S.U.H.S., Bethesda, MD
1994 (Dec8-10)  Woodyard, Thomas and Paluzzi, Michael W.  Laparoscopic Splenectomy, Annual Meeting of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Orlando, Fla.
1994 (Dec8-10)  Paluzzi, Michael W.  Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication at a Teaching Center, Annual Meeting of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Orlando, Fla.
1995 (April 23-27) Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons 42nd Annual Symposium, Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus Secondary to Lithium Therapy in the Postoperative Patient, Johnson, M.A. and Paluzzi, M.W.
1995 (April 23-27) Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons 42nd Annual Symposium, Endometriosis of the Abdominal Wall Following Amniocentesis, Hughes, M., Bartholemew, D., and Paluzzi, M.W.
1995 (April 23-27) Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons 42nd Annual Symposium, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for Acute Cholecysitits. Woodyard, T.C., Hughes, M.L., and Paluzzi, M.W.
1995 (April 23-27) Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons 42nd Annual Symposium, Laparoscopic Appendectomy: A Three Year Experience. Woodyard, T.C., Hughes, M.L., and Paluzzi, M.W.
1995 (April 23-27) Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons 42nd Annual Symposium, Accurate Crural Approximation: A Requirement For Successful Nissen Fundoplication, Lilly, M.C.. and Paluzzi, M.W.
1995 (April 23-27) Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons 42nd Annual Symposium, Pelvic Congestion Syndrome:  A New Approach to an Unusual Problem.  Mathis, B.V., Lukens, M. and Paluzzi, M.W.
1995 (Aug 6-7)  Advanced Techniques Course, Ethicon Endosurgery Institute, Cincinati,OH.  Surgical Management of GERD:  Strategies, Options, and Results.
1995 (Oct 3) Grand Rounds at Regional Hospital Eglin, Eglin AFB, Fla.  Surgical Management of GERD:  Strategies, Options, and Results.
1995 (Dec 17-18)  Advanced Techniques Course, Ethicon Endosurgery Institute, Cincinati,OH.  Surgical Management of GERD:  Strategies, Options, and Results
1996 (30 Mar-5 Apr) Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons 43rd Annual Symposium, San Antonio, TX., Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication:  Prospetive analysis of 103 Consecutive Patients, Huisken, T., and Paluzzi, M.W.
1996 (30 Mar-5 Apr) Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons 43rd Annual Symposium, San Antonio, TX., Visiting Faculty, Surgical Management of GERD:  Strategies, Options, and Results.
1996 (1 Nov) Coordinator and Moderator, Symposium of Surgical Topics for the Primary Care Provider, Eglin AFB, FLA
1996 (1 Nov) Symposium of Surgical Topics for the Primary Care Provider, Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
1997 (14-17 Apr) Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons 43rd Annual Symposium, Laparoscopic Splenectomy Revisited, Paluzzi, M.W.
1997 (14-17 Apr) Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons 43rd Annual Symposium, Laparoscopic Management of Bile Duct Leaks Following Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.  Neal,W. R., and Paluzzi, M.W.
1997 (14-17 Apr) Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons 43rd Annual Symposium, Complications of Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication and Their Management, Hruby, R. and Paluzzi, M.W. (Winner of Surgeon General’s Award in General Surgery)
1997 (27 Sept) Okaloosa County Society of Radiology Technicians, General Surgical Problems and Minimally Invasive Solutions, Paluzzi, M.W.
1997 (30 Oct) Grand Rounds, Laparoscopic Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:  Strategies, Options and Results, University of Florida, Jacksonville.
1998 (6-9 Apr) Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons 44th Annual Symposium, Laparoscopic Repair of a Splenic Artery Aneurysm, Meersman, S. and Paluzzi, M.W.
1998 (4-6 May) Southeastern Surgical Meeting, Atlanta, GA,  Complications of Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication and Their Management (poster), Hruby, R. and Paluzzi, M.W.
1998 (7 Dec) Meeting of the Oconee Medical Society, Clemson, SC, Laparoscopic Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:  Strategies, Options and Results
1999 Meeting of the Oconee Medical Society, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Laparoscopic Management of Surgical Problems
1998  (21-23 May)Annual Biomechanical Engineering Symposium, Clemson University, Clemson SC,  Ethical Issues in Laparoscopic Surgery
2004 (9 Aug) South Carolina Gastrointestinal Nurses Association regional meeting,         Laparoscopic Gastric Banding for Morbid Obesity, Anderson, South Carolina
2005 (23 Feb) Seminar for Nurses, Dieticians and Staff;  Surgical Options for the Obese Client: Caring for the Lap-Band Patient; Seneca, South Carolina
2006 (6 Mar)  Effective Ambulatory Bariatric Surgery, 20th Annual Clemson Ambulatory Surgery Conference, Greenville, SC:  Clemson University Dept of Nursing

Consultant Visits
1993 (July 14-20)  Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD.
1993 (September  1-3)  Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Wright-Patterson AFB Medical Center, Dayton, OH.
1994 (January  10 – 13) Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Wright-Patterson AFB Medical Center, Dayton, OH.
1994  (Feb13-20)  Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Elmandorf AFB, Anchorage, AK
1994  (June 8-11) Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Eglin AFB, FLA
1995 (Jan 10-13) Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Eglin AFB, FLA
1995 (Feb 16-17) Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Eglin AFB, FLA
1995  (Mar4-9)  Laparoscopic Anti Ulcer Procedures and Colectomy, Elmandorf AFB, Anchorage, AK
1995 (Mar 21-24) Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, NAS Millington, Memphis, TN
1995 (Apr 18-22) Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Eglin AFB, FLA
1995 (July 20) Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Eglin AFB, FLA
1995 (Sept 25-29) Host at Eglin, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux and Ulcer Procedures,  Staff from Whiteman AFB, MO
1995 (Oct 12-13) Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Millington NAS, TN
1997 (Jan 7-10) Host at Eglin, Laparoscopic Anti Reflux, Colectomy and Splenectomy, Staff From Maxwell AFB, AL
1997 (Aug 13) Host at Eglin, Laparoscopic Anti Reflux, Staff From Maxwell AFB, AL
1998 (July 23-24) Laparoscopic Anti-reflux and Hernia Surgery, Maxwell AFB, AL

Honors
1989 Resident Teaching Award, SUNY Health Sciences Center, Dept. of Surgery
1994 Excellence in Teaching Award, Keesler Medical Center, Dept of Surgery
1995 Excellence in Teaching Award, Keesler Medical Center, Dept of Surgery
1998 Excellence in Teaching Award, Keesler Medical Center, Dept of Surgery

Publications
Paluzzi, M., Meguid, M., A Prospective Randomized Study of the Optimal Source of Nonprotein Calories in Total Parenteral Nutrition. Surgery102: 711-717, 1987
Campos, A., Paluzzi, M., Meguid, M., The Clinical Use of Total Nutritional Admixtures.  Nutrition, July/August 1990
McIvor, A., Paluzzi, M., Meguid, M., Intramuscular Injection Abscess:  Past Lessons Relearned.  NEJM, Letter to the Editor, 324:1897-1898
Scott, T.E., Paluzzi, M.W., Jacoby, I., Analysis of Laparoscopic Versus Open Cholecyctectomy.
Presented at NIH Concensus Development Conference  in Bethesda, Md 16 Sept 92
Jenkins, D., Paluzzi, M.W., Scott, T.E., Post-Laparoscopic Small Bowel Obstruction, Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy  Vol.3, No.2, 1993
Fusco, M.A., Paluzzi, M.W., Abdominal Wall Recurrence After Laparoscopic Assisted Colectomy For Adenocarcinoma Of The Colon, Diseases of Colon and Rectum Sept 1993
Paluzzi, Michael W., Alkali and Chemical Injuries of the Esophagus in Pediatric Trauma:  Assessment and Management. W. B. Saunders. 1994
Afifi, A.Y., Fusia, T.J., Feucht, K., and Paluzzi, M.W., Laparoscopic
Treatment of Appendicovessical Fistula:  A Case Report, Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy Vol. 4, No. 4, August 1994.
Fusco, M.A., Scott, T.E., and Paluzzi, M.W.,Traction Injury to the Liver During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy:  A Case Report,  Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy Vol.4, No.6, 454-456
Johnson, M.A., Ogorman, J., Golembiewski, G. H., and Paluzzi, M. W., Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus Secondary To Lithium Therapy in the Postoperative Patient, The American Surgeon, November 1994
Woodyard, T., Hughes, M., and Paluzzi, M. W., Acute Cholecystitis and the Difficult Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Current Surgery Vol. 52, No. 7, Sept. 1995 345-351.
Mathis, B.V., Miller, J.S., Lukens, M.L., and Paluzzi, M.W.,  Pelvic Congestion Syndrome:  A New Approach to an Unusual Problem,  The American Surgeon 1995 Nov; 61 (11):1016-18
Woodyard, T.E and Paluzzi, M. W., Complications of Laparoscopic Splenectomy in Prevention and Management of Laparoendoscopic Surgical Complications, SLS 1999.
Paluzzi, M.W., Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication at a Teaching Center:  Prospective       Analysis of One Hundred and Three Concecutive Patients, Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy , Vol 7 No 5, 363-368.

Military
1979-81  AFROTC Det. 720, The Pennsylvania State University
1981-82  Facilities Manager, HQ AFSC/DLXM, Andrews AFB
1982-86  AFHPSP, Jefferson Medical College
Apr – June 96 Surgical Flight Officer of the Quarter, Eglin AFB, FL
1996 Style and Grace Award, 81st MG, Keesler AFB, MS
1996 Air Force Achievement Medal for Successful Implementation of Esophageal Physiology Lab, Eglin AFB, FL
1998 Meritorious Service Medal, Laparoscopic Surgical Traininng, Eglin AFB, FL
1998 — 1999 Individual Mobilization Augmentee, Eglin AFB, FL, USAF Reserves

Appointments
1991- 1995  Staff General Surgeon,Keesler Medical Center, Keesler AFB, MS
1991- 1993  Instructor in Surgery, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
1991- 2000  Region Four Consultant to Surgeon General in General Surgery
1993- present  Assistant Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
1992-1998    Staff Surgeon and Consultant in Laparoscopic Surgery, Veterans Administration  Medical Center, Biloxi, MS
1993-1997  Consultant in Laparoscopic Surgery, The National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
1995-2000  Staff Surgeon, Regional Hospital Eglin, Eglin AFB, FLA
1995-2000  Consultant in Laparoscopic Surgery and  Advanced Techniques Clinic, Keesler Medical Center
1996-2000 AF Surgeon General Designated Expert Malpractice Reviewer
1996 Trauma Team for Presidential Visit, Eglin AFB, Fla

Administrative
1991-92 Assistant QM/RM Monitor Department of Surgery
1993 – 1995 QM/RM Monitor Department  of Surgery
1995  Institutional Review Board, Keesler Medical Center
1995-1998 Surgical GME Coordinator, Regional Hospital Eglin
1995-1998 Director of Esophageal Physiology Lab, Regional Hospital Eglin
1996- 1998 Critical Care Committee, Regional Hospital Eglin
1998– 2001 Critical Care Committee, Oconee Memorial Hospital
1999     Secretary/treasurer, Oconee County Medical Society
1999  — 2001 Vice Chief of Surgery, Oconee Memorial Hospital
2000 – 2001 Credentials Committee, Oconee Memorial Hospital
2000     Vice President, Oconee County Medical Society
2000 – PHS Board of Directors
2000 – 2010 TriCounty Technical College Surgical Technology Advisory Committee
2001–2005 Chairman, PHS Board of Directors
2001    President, Oconee County Medical Society
2002 – 2004 Chief of Surgery, Oconee Memorial Hospital
2010- Present MSPC Committee, Oconee Medical Center