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Miroslav P. Bobek, M.D.

Physician and Surgeon: Neurological and Spine Surgery

Miroslav P. Bobek, MDBIOGRAPHY

Originally from Western New York, Dr. Bobek received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in 1991. He then received his M.D. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 1995, graduating summa cum laude and receiving awards for clinical excellence in both Surgery and Neurology.

Dr. Bobek moved to the Midwest to pursue his Neurological training at the University of Michigan Medical Center, where he completed his seven-year residency in 2002. During his training, he was a research assistant in the brain tumor lab, studying the molecular genetics of gliomas.

He is trained in cranial, spinal and microvascular Neurosurgical techniques, as well as in the surgery of peripheral nerves. During residency, he developed a special interest in complex spinal instrumentation, in which he underwent supplemental elective training.

Dr. Bobek was instrumental in the success of Project Shunt, an annual charitable medical mission to Guatemala founded by Neurosurgical residents at the University of Michigan. With the support of the Healing the Children Michigan/Ohio chapter and the Guatemalan Pediatric Foundations, he has helped to organize and has participated in four missions to Guatemala in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2013. To date, the volunteer team of physicians, with the help of nurses and translators from the University of Michigan, has performed over 100 operations on children with Neurosurgical conditions such as hydrocephalus and spina bifida.

He has clinical privileges at both Rogue Valley Medical Center and Surgery Center of Southern Oregon and is a member of multiple professional societies.

Dr. Bobek enjoys music and is a classically trained violinist. During his residency, he played violin in a folk band as well as guitar in a contemporary band. He is married to Eileen Bobek, M.D., an Emergency Medicine physician, and has three sons and a daughter with whom he enjoys the Oregon outdoors. He also enjoys soccer, softball, golf and gardening.

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CURRICULUM VITAE

LICENSURE

Oregon #MD23617 Issued April 19, 2002
Michigan #4301066110 Issued June 24, 1995

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

July 1996 – June 2002 Neurosurgery Resident, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI.
June 1995 - June 1996 General Surgery Intern, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI.

EDUCATION

Aug. 1991 - May 1995 M.D., S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, N.Y.
Aug. 1988 - May 1991 B.S., Cell Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

CERTIFICATION

United States Medical Licensing Examination
Part I passed, 6/1993
Part II passed, 3/1995
Part III passed, 12/1996

American Board of Neurological Surgery:
Written Examination passed, 3/2000
Oral Examination passed, 5/2005
ACLS Provider recertified 12/07
BLS Provider recertified 12/07

HONORS AND AWARDS

Graduated summa cum laude SUNY at Buffalo, 1995
Thomas Paine Award for achievement in clinical surgery SUNY at Buffalo, 1995
Bernard Smith Award for excellence in clinical neurology SUNY at Buffalo, 1995
Alpha Omega Alpha SUNY at Buffalo, 1994
James Gibson Anatomical Society SUNY at Buffalo, 1992

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND FELLOWSHIPS

1999-2000
Research Fellow at University of Michigan, Departments of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Neurosurgery under Samir Hanash, M.D., Ph.D. and Phillip Kish, Ph.D. Projects: 1) Analysis of gene expression in low vs. high grade gliomas utilizing 2-dimensional protein and DNA gels and cDNA expression microarrays. 2) Analysis of in vivo luciferase-transformed medulloblastoma and glioma cell lines in rats as a model for assessment of tumor growth.

1993
Roswell Park Cancer Institute Summer Fellowship: Clinical preceptorship under Charles R. West, M.D., Department of Neurosurgery, R.P.C.I., Buffalo, N.Y.

1992
S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo Summer Research Fellowship: "Helicase Activity in the Vaccinia Virus Early Gene Transcription Termination Factor", under Edward G. Niles, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry, S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Abstract/poster presented at annual research forum, 12/92.

1990
National Science Foundation Summer Research Fellowship: "Phenazine Biosynthesis and Partial Purification of Phen. A,B Anthranilate Synthase", under Tadhg Begley, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. Abstract presented at Cornell University undergraduate research forum, 8/90.

1989
S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship: "Expression of Human Salivary Cystatin in E. coli", under Michael Levine, D.D.S., Ph.D., Department of Oral Biology, S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Abstract/poster presented to faculty and students 7/89.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Medical Association
Alpha Omega Alpha
Oregon Medical Association
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons

ADMINISTRATIVE AND VOLUNTEER WORK

Project Shunt 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2009 and 2013; Guatemala City, Guatemala. (charity medical mission)

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PUBLICATIONS

Bobek MP and Sagher O: Aseptic meningitis caused by Teflon implantation for microvascular decompression – Case report. Journal of Neurosurgery 90:145-47, 1999.

Boulis NM, Bobek MP, Schmaier A, and Hoff JT: Use of Factor IX complex in warfarin-related intracranial hemorrhage. Neurosurgery 45(5): 1113-1118, 1999.

Bobek L, Wang X, Bobek MP, Levine MJ: Expression of Human Salivary Cystatin in E. coli. J. Dent. Res. 69: 167, 1990. (Abstract)

Bobek MP and Hoff JT: Brain Edema and Tumor-Host Interactions, in Youmans Neurological Surgery (5th edition, 2004), Winn, HR, ed. Philadelphia, H.B. Saunders.. Chapter 39, pp. 791-805.

Kondo T, Bobek MP, Kuick R, Lamb B, Zhu X, Narayan A, Bourc'his D, Viegas-Pequignot E, Ehrlich M, Hanash SM: Whole-genome methylation scan in ICF syndrome: hypomethylation of non-satellite DNA repeats D4Z4 and NBL2. Human Molecular Genetics 9(4): 597-604, 2000.

Rickman DS, Tyagi R, Zhu X-X, Bobek MP, Song S, Blaivas M, Misek DE, Israel MA, Kurnit DM, Ross DA, Kish PE, Hanash SM: The Gene for the Axonal Cell Adhesion Molecule TAX-1 is Amplified and Aberrantly Expressed in Malignant Gliomas. Cancer Research 61(5): 2162-8, 2001.

Rickman DS, Bobek MP, Misek DE, Kuick R, Blaivas M, Kurnit DM, Taylor J, Hanash SM: Distinctive molecular profiles of high-grade and low-grade gliomas based on oligonucleotide microarray analysis. Cancer Research 61(18): 6885-91, 2001.

Hanash SM, Bobek MP, Rickman DS, Williams T, Rouillard JM, Kuick R, Puravs E: Integrating cancer genomics and proteomics in the post-genome era. Proteomics 2(1): 69-75, 2002.

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