Dr. John Wennergren

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John E. Wennergren, M.D.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Utah State University, Logan, Utah 2005
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado 2009
  • General Surgery Residency
  • Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 2014
  • Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 2015

Certifications/Accreditations

  • American Board of Surgery Certified – Certificate #060183 issued 3/2/15 (expires 12/31/2025).
  • ATLS Instructor certification
  • Utah Medical License

Professional Associations

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association

Research Publications:

Wennergren J, Munshi I, Fajardo A, George V. “Implementation of Clinical Video Telemedicine (CVT) within a VA Medical Center Is Cost Effective and Well Received by Veterans.”

International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 2014. Jun; 5(12): 711-716.

Abohashem-Aly AA, Meng X, Li J, Sadaria MR, Ao L, Wennergren J, Fullerton DA, Raeburn CD.

“DIPTA, a thyroid hormone analog, reduces infarct size and attenuates the inflammatory response

following myocardial ischemia.” J Surg Res, 2011. Dec; 171(2):379-85.

Wang, J., Elchert, B., Hui, Y., Takemoto, Y., Bensaci, M., Wennergren, J., Chang, H., Rai, R., Chang, T. “Synthesis of Trehalose-based Compounds and Study of Their Antibacterial Activity against Mycobacterium Smegmatis.”

Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry. 2004. 12, 6397-6413.

Presentations:

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting. “A Comparison of Initial and Redo Paraesophageal Hernia Repairs.” Nashville, TN – April 2015.

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting. “Primary Fascial Closure with Mesh Placement During Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair: A Risk- Adjusted Comparative Study .” Nashville, TN – April

Silent Reflux. Department of General Surgery Grand Rounds. University of Kentucky Schoolof Medicine. Lexington, KY – April 2015.

American College of Surgeons 100th Clinical Congress Poster Presentation. “Hernia Quality of Life Scores in Laparoscopic Preperitoneal Inguinal Hernia Repair.” San Francisco, CA – Oct 2014.

Major Minority: Surgical Health Disparity Among Minorities. Department of General Surgery Grand Rounds.  Indiana University School of Medicine. Indianapolis, IN – May 2014.

Resident Research Day. “Implementation of Clinical Video Telemedicine at a VA Medical Center.

Indiana University School of Medicine. Indianapolis, IN – May 2014.

Western Medical Student Research Forum, “The effects of Carbonaceous Particles with High Free Radical Content on Cardiovascular Health,” Carmel, CA – February 2007.

UCHSC Research Forum, “The effects of Carbonaceous Particles with High Free Radical Content on Cardiovascular Health,” Denver, CO – January 2007.

Posters on the Hill, “Synthesis of Trehalose-based Compounds and Study of Their Antibacterial Activity against Mycobacterium Smegmatis.” Salt Lake City, UT – January 2003.

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