Alexander Onopchenko,MD,MBA,FACS,FASMBS

  • Southeastern, NJ
Alexander Onopchenko,MD,MBA,FACS,FASMBS

Divisional Director of General Surgery at AtlantiCare

Summary

An experienced physician leader adept at program development, quality improvement,teaching and team building.  Expert general surgeon with special clincial interests in bariatrics and advanced laparoscopy. 

Personal

Adress: 111 Iona Ave, Linwood, NJ 08221

Cell: 609-338-3210

E mail: onopchenko@aol.com

Health: Excellent


Work History

Work History
Jul 2012 - Present

Divisional Director of General Surgery

AtlantiCare

Lead the division of general surgery at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. Responsible for clinical oversight, development and quality assurance of hybrid employed and private general surgical staff of twelve surgeons, two employeed  physician assisstants, and rotating general surgery residents and medical students.

Jul 2012 - Present

Director of Surgery

Atlanticare Physicians Group

Medical Director of the surgical division of an employed mutispecialty group, reponsible for clinical and business development of nine general and specialty employed surgeons and two physician assistants.

Mar 2002 - Present

Founder and Director

Center for Surgical Weight Loss and Wellness at Atlanticare

Founder and medical director of a comprehensive metabolic and weight loss program encompassing both bariatric surgery and bariatric medicine. MBSAQIP center of excellence. Board certified in bariatric medicine. Provide clinical, organizational and administrative leadership to a successful subspecialty program.

Jul 1989 - Jun 2003

Partner

Boardwalk Surgical Associates

Joined founding surgeon in 1989, became partner in 1993. Private practice group of ultimately 5 general and vascular surgeons who provided comprehensive general and vascular surgery services to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.

Jul 1992 - Jun 2001

Vice President

Atlantic Trauma Associates

Vice president of a group of private practice general surgeons that provided the initial clinical support and development  of the Level 2 Trauma Center at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center



Education

Education
Jan 2014 - Dec 2015

MBA

Stockton University

Member of first cohort from AtlantiCare to obtain MBA at Stockton University. Graduated with distinction and invited graduate student speaker at commencement. Delta Mu Delta international honor society in business.

Jul 1984 - Jun 1989

Internship and Residency in General Surgery

University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ

Fully accredited residency in general surgery. First resident to be awared the Hackensack Resident of the Year, 1989. Neurosurgical resident award, 1988.

Jul 1981 - May 1984

MD

Medical  College of Pennsylvania (Drexel)

Graduated with honors.

Jan 1976 - May 1979

BS, Biology

Ursinus College

Dean's Academic Honor List

Certifications

Certifications
Jul 1985 - Present

NJ Medical License #47320

NJ Board of Medical Examiners
1986 - Present

Diplomate

National Board of Medical Examiners
1990 - Present

Diplomate #046142

American Board of Surgery

Recertified, 1998, 2009

2010 - Present

Diplomate

American Board of Bariatric Medicine

Memberships

 Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Fellow, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Founding President and current Access to Care Representative, N.J. Chapter, ASMBS

Member, Obesity Medicine Association

Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

Member, Society of Laproendoscopic Surgeons


Publications

The ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm in a community hospital. A 5-year study, American Surgeon, 1992

Radiological diagnosis of internal hernia after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, Obesity Surgery, 2005






Presentations

2003, Overview of bariatric surgery,Dept of Surgery Grand Rounds, Jefferson Medical College

2005, Complications of bariatric surgery, ER Grand Rounds, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

2006, Development of a bariatric surgery program, Women's Health Conference, Savannah,Georgia

 2008, Are postoperative doses of prophylactic antibiotics necessary in laparoscopic bariatric surgery? Abstract presented, national meeting of the Society of Laproendoscopic Surgery.

2010, Bioabsorbable staple line reenforcement diminishes bleeding after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, poster presentation, national meeting, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

2010, Repair of large paraesophagel hernia after laparoscopic Roux-en Y Gastric bypass, poster presentation, national meeting, ASMBS

2010, Hiatal hernia repair after laparoscopic Roux-en Y gastric bypass, video presentation, national meeting, ASMBS

2012, Bariatric surgery, the role of the hospitalist, Hospitalist grand rounds, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center

2013, The surgical treatment of diabetes, Dept of Surgery, Grand Rounds, Monmouth Medical Center

2013, The surgical treatment of diabetes, NJ American College of Surgeons, annual meeting

2013, Developing online educational channels to drive quantifiable ROI, Healthcare Internet Conference, New Orleans, LA




Leadership Positions

1992-96,  Director of surgical education for interns, Atlantic City Medical Center (ACMC)

1993, Board of Directors, South Shore Health Plans

1998, NJ Vascular Society Delegate to AMA

1998, President, Atlantic County Medical Society

2000-2002, Board of Governors, ACMC 

200-2002, President of the staff, ACMC

2005-2008, Founding president, NJ state chapter, ASMBS

2010-2012, AtlantiCare ACO, people centered foundation

2015-present, Insurance committee, ASMBS

2008-present, NJ state access to care representative, ASMBS 

2015-present Foregut and general surgery committee, ASMBS


Hobbies

Distance running

Weight Training

Road and montain biking

Skiing

Fishing

References

Available upon request