Curriculum Vitae: Paul vonRyll Gryska, MD FACS

General & Laparoscopic Surgeon

EDUCATION

  • 1971 Noble and Greenough School, Dedham, Mass.
  • 1975 Trinity College, Hartford, CT; Bachelor of Science
  • 1980 New York University School of Medicine, NYC

    AOA, Honors Medical Society

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

Internship and Residencies

  • 1980-1984 Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass: Internship and Assistant Resident in Surgery
  • 1984-1985 Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass: Fellowship in GI Surgery/Surgical Endoscopy
  • 1985-1986 Massachusetts General Hospital: Chief Resident in Surgery

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

  • 1981 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Registration; Mass. License #52655
  • 1987 Certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • 1996 Re-certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • 2006 Re-certified by the American Board of Surgery

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • 1980- 1984 Harvard Medical School: Clinical Fellow in Surgery
  • 1984- 1985 Harvard Medical School: Fellow in Surgery and Endoscopy
  • 1986 Harvard Medical School: Fellow in Surgery
  • 1987 Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston: Clinical Instructor in Surgery
  • 1994 Tufts University School of Medicine: Assistant Clinical Professor in Surgery

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

  • 1980-1984 Massachusetts General Hospital: Clinical Fellow, Resident in Surgery
  • 1984-1985 Massachusetts General Hospital: Clinical Fellow, Surgical Endoscopy
  • 1984-1987 Winthrop Hospital, Winthrop, Mass: Emergency Room Staff
  • 1984-1987 St. John's Hospital, Lowell, Mass: Emergency Room Staff
  • 1985 Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass: Fellow in Surgery, Affiliate Staff
  • 1986 Deaconess-Waltham Hospital, Waltham, Mass: Affiliate Medical Staff
  • 1986 Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, Mass: Active Medical Staff
  • 1990 Faulkner Hospital, Boston: Active Medical Staff
  • 2001 Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass: Affiliate Medical Staff
  • 1997-2000 Waltham Surgery Center, Waltham, Mass: Chief of Surgery

ACTIVITIES

  • 1986-1990 Medical Director of Newton Wellesley Chapter of American Cancer Society
  • 1993- 1998 Admissions Committee: Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Fellow: American College of Surgeons
  • Boston Surgical Society
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • New England Surgical Society
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Surgical Alumni Association
  • 1989-1992 American Medical Association, Hospital Medical Staff Section: Elected Representative
  • 1992- 1996 Executive Committee of Newton-Wellesley Hospital Medical Staff
  • Society of Laparo-endoscopic Surgeons
  • American Hernia Society
  • Director - Gastrointestinal Tumor Committee; Newton Wellesley Hospital
  • Physician member Colon Cancer Care Redesign Committee; Partners Healthcare

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • 1969 Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
  • 1979 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; NYU
  • 1984 New England Endoscopy Society Annual Lecture and Competition, First Prize
  • 1992 Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • 2002 & 2012 “Outstanding Teacher Award” Tufts University School of Medicine: surgical clerkship

LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

  • 1999 Scientific Presentation, New England Surgical Society
  • 2000 Poster Presentation, American College of Surgeons
  • 2001 Scientific Presentation, American Hernia Society
  • 2002 ACS Evening Program, Guest Speaker
  • 2003 SAGES (Society of American GastroIntestinal Endoscopic Surgeons), Guest Speaker
  • 2004 Society of Laparo-Endoscopic Surgeons, Annual Meeting: NYC
  • 2004 European Laparoscopic Society, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2005 American Hernia Society, San Diego, California
  • 2008 European Hernia Society, St. Moritz, Switzerland

Grand Rounds Presentations

  • 1987 Medical Grand Rounds: Newton Wellesley Hospital, “Surgery as the Conservative Form of Therapy”
  • 1990-1993 “Changing State of the Art: Hernia Surgery”

    Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI.

    Carney Hospital, Dorchester, MA.

    Brockton Hospital, Brockton, MA.

    Norwood Hospital, Norwood, MA.

    St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

1993-1994 “Evolution of Laparoscopic Surgery”

  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, Mass.,
  • Faulkner Hospital, Boston, MA.
  • Waltham Hospital, MA

2002-2005 “Tension Free Repair of Hiatal Hernia”

  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA 2002
  • Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 2004
  • South Western Medical Center, Dallas, TX 2003
  • St. Joseph's Hospital, Wiesbaden, Germany 2003 & 2004
  • Ersta Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden 2004
  • Frolunda Hospital, Gothenberg, Sweden 2004
  • West Chester Medical Center, New York 2003
  • Beth Israel Medical Center, New York City 2004
  • St. Francis Medical Center, Santa Barbara, CA 2004

1994-2005 Guest Surgeon for advanced laparoscopic procedures (spleen, colon, Hiatal Hernia)

  • Faulkner Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Glover Hospital, Needham, MA
  • Toby Hospital, Wareham, MA
  • Deaconess-Waltham Hospital, Waltham, MA
  • Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA

Tutor/Mentor in Surgery

  • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Wiesbaden, Germany 2003 & 2004
  • Bundeswehrkrankenhaus, Ulm, Germany 2003
  • Ersta Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden 2004
  • Frolunda Hospital, Gothenberg, Sweden 2004
  • Kasay Wasi Clinic, Coya, Cuszco, Peru 2012 & 2013

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITY

Formal teaching of medical students at Tufts University School of Medicine and Surgical Residents (Massachusetts General Hospital) in GI endoscopy, laparoscopic, and general surgery with specific emphasis in GI disease. Extensive experience in public and professional education.

Teaching:

  • 2nd year students: Physical Diagnosis
  • 3rd and 4th year: Informal daily teaching: during rounds and at surgery: Formal lectures in Surgery of the GI tract and Endoscopy
  • Bard/Davol Speakers Program: professional continuing education.

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