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Uretz J. Oliphant

Dean

biography

Dr. Uretz J. Oliphant served as Dean of the University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign, College

of Medicine, April 2011 – April 2014. In addition, he serves as Head of the Department of

Surgery and is a Clinical Professor of Surgery and Medicine. His medical and research interests

focus on Critical Care, laparoscopic surgery, bariatric surgery, trauma surgery and acute care

surgery.

Dr. Oliphant earned a B.A. from Boston University in 1976, and an M.D. from the University of

Minnesota in 1983. His internship and residency were in General Surgery at the University of

Chicago and the University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals in Chicago, respectively.

He is certified by the American Board of General Surgery, and is certified as an ATLS course

director and ATLS state faculty. In 1992 Dr. Oliphant joined the staff of Carle Foundation

Hospital in Urbana, Illinois, and became Head of the Department of Surgery in 1994.

Dr. Oliphant was selected as the recipient of the 2009 College of Medicine Special Recognition

Award and its 2009 Clinical Teaching Excellence Award. In 2008 he received the College of

Medicine Innovation in Education Award and was named Physician of the Year by the Carle

Foundation Hospital medical staff. Dr. Oliphant’s teaching accomplishments have been

numerous and consistent, having been voted to receive the Golden Apple Teaching Award by

medical students and residents on five occasions.

Dr. Oliphant is the President-elect for the International College of Surgeons, past President of the

Illinois Surgical Society, and past Head of the Division of Trauma Surgery and Department of

General Surgery at Carle. He is a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons, the American

College of Surgeons, and the American Society of Abdominal Surgeons. Dr. Oliphant is

currently Chair of the Council of Specialty Groups and is past Vice President of the International

College of Surgeons.

 

Area of Interest

His medical and research interests

focus on Critical Care, laparoscopic surgery, bariatric surgery, trauma surgery and acute care

surgery.


top publication

Oliphant, U.J., Cranston, R., Aronson, K., Use of Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator in Ischemic Stroke. Carle Selected Papers, Vol. 39, No. 2.
Oliphant, U.J., Rosenthal A., Henoch-Schonlein Purpura: Case report of an unusual presentation,Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 1999 Jan-Mar;3(1):71-74.
Zysk, A. M.; Nguyen, F. T.; Chaney, E. J.; Kotynek, J. G.; Oliphant, U. J.; Bellafiore, F. J.; Johnson, P. A.; Rowland, K. M.; Boppart, S. A., Clinical Feasibility of Microscopically-Guided Breast Needle Biopsy
Using a Fiber-Optic Probe with Computer-Aided Detection. Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment 2009, 8, (5), 315-321. Nguyen, F. T.; Zysk, A. M.; Chaney, E. J.; Kotynek, J. G.;
Oliphant, U. J.; Bellafiore, F. J.; Rowland, K. M.; Johnson, P. A.; Boppart, S. A., Optical coherence tomography (OCT) as a diagnostic tool for the realtime intraoperative assessment of breast cancer surgical margins. Cancer Research 2009, 69, (2), 101S- 101S. Nguyen, F. T.; Zysk, A. M.; Chaney, E. J.; Kotynek, J. G.;
Oliphant, U. J.; Bellafiore, F. J.; Rowland, K. M.; Johnson, P. A.; Boppart, S. A., Intraoperative Evaluation of Breast Tumor Margins with Optical Coherence Tomography. Cancer Research 2009, 69, (22), 8790-8796. Zysk AM, Nguyen FT, Chaney EJ, Kotynek JG,
Oliphant UJ, Bellafiore FJ, Rowland KM, Johnson PA, Boppart SA. Intraoperative optical needle-biopsy and identification of breast cancer. To Be Submitted to J Clin Oncology, 2008 (still under review June, 2010). Nguyen FT, Zysk AM, Chaney EJ, Kotynek JG,
Oliphant UJ, Bellafiore FJ, Rowland KM, Johnson PA, Boppart SA. Intraoperative microscopic assessment of tumor margins during breast conserving surgery using optical coherence tomography. November, 2010. Nguyen, F. T.; Zysk, A. M.; Chaney, E. J.; Adie, S. G.; Kotynek, J. G.;
Oliphant, U. J.; Bellafiore, F. J.; Rowland, K. M.; Johnson, P. A.; Boppart, S. A., Optical Coherence Tomography: The Intraoperative Assessment of Lymph Nodes in Breast Cancer. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine 2010, 29, (2), 63-70. Osborne Z.J., Aucar J,
Oliphant U.J., Olson, M, Celiac Artery Rupture in Blunt Trauma: Case Report and Review of the Literature, Journal of Medical Cases, 4:5, 280 – 283 http://www.journalmc.org/index.php/JMC/article/view/1294/629 May 2013 Osborne Z.J., Rowitz B, Moore, H, Olson M,
Oliphant U.J., and Aucar J, Obesity in Blunt Trauma: Injury Patterns, Outcomes, and Disposition Trends, American Journal of Surgery. as a part of Midwest Surgical Association Conference. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24581763 December 2013 Zysk, A. M.; Nguyen, F. T.; Chaney, E. J.; Kotynek, J. G.;
Oliphant, U. J.; Bellafiore, F. J.; Johnson, P. A.; Rowland, K. M.; Boppart, S. A., Clinical Feasibility of Microscopically-Guided Breast Needle Biopsy Using a Fiber-Optic Probe with Computer-Aided Detection. Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment 2009, 8, (5), 315-321. Nguyen, F. T.; Zysk, A. M.; Chaney, E. J.; Kotynek, J. G.;
Oliphant, U. J.; Bellafiore, F. J.; Rowland, K. M.; Johnson, P. A.; Boppart, S. A., Optical coherence tomography (OCT) as a diagnostic tool for the realtime intraoperative assessment of breast cancer surgical margins. Cancer Research 2009, 69, (2), 101S- 101S. Nguyen, F. T.; Zysk, A. M.; Chaney, E. J.; Kotynek, J. G.;
Oliphant, U. J.; Bellafiore, F. J.; Rowland, K. M.; Johnson, P. A.; Boppart, S. A., Intraoperative Evaluation of Breast Tumor Margins with Optical Coherence Tomography. Cancer Research 2009, 69, (22), 8790-8796. Zysk AM, Nguyen FT, Chaney EJ, Kotynek JG, Oliphant UJ, Bellafiore FJ, Rowland KM, Johnson PA, Boppart SA. Intraoperative optical needle-biopsy and identification of breast cancer. To Be Submitted to J Clin Oncology, 2008 (still under review June, 2010). Nguyen FT, Zysk AM, Chaney EJ, Kotynek JG,
Oliphant UJ, Bellafiore FJ, Rowland KM, Johnson PA, Boppart SA. Intraoperative microscopic assessment of tumor margins during breast conserving surgery using optical coherence tomography. November, 2010. Nguyen, F. T.; Zysk, A. M.; Chaney, E. J.; Adie, S. G.; Kotynek, J. G.;
Oliphant, U. J.; Bellafiore, F. J.; Rowland, K. M.; Johnson, P. A.; Boppart, S. A., Optical Coherence Tomography: The Intraoperative Assessment of Lymph Nodes in Breast Cancer. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine 2010, 29, (2), 63-70. Osborne Z.J., Aucar J, Oliphant U.J., Olson, M, Celiac Artery Rupture in Blunt Trauma: Case Report and Review of the Literature, Journal of Medical Cases, 4:5, 280 – 283 http://www.journalmc.org/index.php/JMC/article/view/1294/629 May 2013 Osborne Z.J., Rowitz B, Moore, H, Olson M,
Oliphant U.J., and Aucar J, Obesity in Blunt Trauma: Injury Patterns, Outcomes, and Disposition Trends, American Journal of Surgery. as a part of Midwest Surgical Association Conference. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24581763 December 2013 Oliphant, U.J., Rosenthal A., Hematuria: Unusual presentation of mucocele of the appendix. Case report and review of the literature, Journal of the Society of Laparoendscopic Surgeons, 1999, Vol.3: 71-74.
Oliphant, U.J., Rosenthal A., Small Bowel Necrosis in a Nineteen Year-Old with Henoch-Schonlein Purpura; Report of a Case, Abdominal Surgery, Fall 1999. Oliphant, U.J., Surgical Options for Obesity. Carle Selected Papers, Vol. 48, No. 1, Spring 2005. Zysk, A. M.; Nguyen, F. T.; Chaney, E. J.; Kotynek, J. G.; Oliphant, U. J.; Bellafiore, F. J.; Johnson, P. A.; Rowland, K. M.; Boppart, S. A., Clinical Feasibility of Microscopically-Guided Breast Needle Biopsy Using a Fiber-Optic Probe with Computer-Aided Detection. Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment 2009, 8, (5), 315-321. Nguyen, F. T.; Zysk, A. M.; Chaney, E. J.; Kotynek, J. G.; Oliphant, U. J.; Bellafiore, F. J.; Rowland, K. M.; Johnson, P. A.; Boppart, S. A., Optical coherence tomography (OCT) as a diagnostic tool for the realtime intraoperative assessment of breast cancer surgical margins. Cancer Research 2009, 69, (2), 101S- 101S. Nguyen, F. T.; Zysk, A. M.; Chaney, E. J.; Kotynek, J. G.; Oliphant, U. J.; Bellafiore, F. J.; Rowland, K. M.; Johnson, P. A.; Boppart, S. A., Intraoperative Evaluation of Breast Tumor Margins with Optical Coherence Tomography. Cancer Research 2009, 69, (22), 8790-8796. Zysk AM, Nguyen FT, Chaney EJ, Kotynek JG,
Oliphant UJ, Bellafiore FJ, Rowland KM, Johnson PA, Boppart SA. Intraoperative optical needle-biopsy and identification of breast cancer. To Be Submitted to J Clin Oncology, 2008 (still under review June, 2010). Nguyen FT, Zysk AM, Chaney EJ, Kotynek JG, Oliphant UJ, Bellafiore FJ, Rowland KM, Johnson PA, Boppart SA. Intraoperative microscopic assessment of tumor margins during breast conserving surgery using optical coherence tomography. November, 2010. Nguyen, F. T.; Zysk, A. M.; Chaney, E. J.; Adie, S. G.; Kotynek, J. G.;
Oliphant, U. J.; Bellafiore, F. J.; Rowland, K. M.; Johnson, P. A.; Boppart, S. A., Optical Coherence Tomography: The Intraoperative Assessment of Lymph Nodes in Breast Cancer. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine 2010, 29, (2), 63-70. Osborne Z.J., Aucar J,
Oliphant U.J., Olson, M, Celiac Artery Rupture in Blunt Trauma: Case Report and Review of the Literature, Journal of Medical Cases, 4:5, 280 – 283 http://www.journalmc.org/index.php/JMC/article/view/1294/629 May 2013 Osborne Z.J., Rowitz B, Moore, H, Olson M, Oliphant U.J., and Aucar J, Obesity in Blunt Trauma: Injury Patterns, Outcomes, and Disposition Trends, American Journal of Surgery. as a part of Midwest Surgical Association Conference. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24581763 December 2013