Biren Modi

Biren Modi, MD

Associate Surgical Director, Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation (CAIR); Director, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Program; Associate in Surgery; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-9600

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neonatal Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Circumcision
  • Undescended Testicles

Departments

  • Surgery

Programs

  • Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation (CAIR)
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Program
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Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate, Biological Sciences

Stanford University,

Palo Alto, CA

Medical School

Yale School of Medicine, 2002

New Haven, CT

Residency, General Surgery

Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2002-2009

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Pediatric Surgery

Boston Children's Hospital, 2009-2011

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery

Publications

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  1. Fullerton BS, Sparks EA, Morrow KA, Edwards EM, Soll RF, Jaksic T, Horbar JD, Modi BP. Hospital transfers and patterns of mortality in very low birth weight neonates with surgical necrotizing enterocolitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Jun; 51(6):932-5.
  2. Fullerton BS, Sparks EA, Hall AM, Chan YM, Duggan C, Lund DP, Modi BP, Jaksic T, Hendren WH. Growth morbidity in patients with cloacal exstrophy: a 42-year experience. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Jun; 51(6):1017-21.
  3. Sparks EA, Khan FA, Fisher JG, Fullerton BS, Hall A, Raphael BP, Duggan C, Modi BP, Jaksic T. Necrotizing enterocolitis is associated with earlier achievement of enteral autonomy in children with short bowel syndrome. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Jan; 51(1):92-5.
  4. Fullerton BS, Sparks EA, Hall AM, Duggan C, Jaksic T, Modi BP. Enteral autonomy, cirrhosis, and long term transplant-free survival in pediatric intestinal failure patients. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Jan; 51(1):96-100.
  5. Fisher JG, Sparks EA, Khan FA, Alexander JL, Asaro LA, Wypij D, Gaies M, Modi BP, Duggan C, Agus MS, Yu YM, Jaksic T. Tight Glycemic Control With Insulin Does Not Affect Skeletal Muscle Degradation During the Early Postoperative Period Following Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Jul; 16(6):515-21.
  6. Trenor CC, Fisher JG, Khan FA, Sparks EA, Duzan J, Harney K, Dillon B, Menard M, Modi BP. Paget-Schroetter syndrome in 21 children: outcomes after multidisciplinary care. J Pediatr. 2015 Jun; 166(6):1493-7.e1.
  7. Fisher JG, Sparks EA, Khan FA, Dionigi B, Wu H, Brazzo J, Fauza D, Modi B, Safranski DL, Jaksic T. Extraluminal distraction enterogenesis using shape-memory polymer. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jun; 50(6):938-42.
  8. Khan FA, Fisher JG, Sparks EA, Potemkin A, Duggan C, Raphael BP, Modi BP, Jaksic T. Preservation of biochemical liver function with low-dose soy-based lipids in children with intestinal failure-associated liver disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2015 Mar; 60(3):375-7.
  9. Fisher JG, Bairdain S, Sparks EA, Khan FA, Archer JM, Kenny M, Edwards EM, Soll RF, Modi BP, Yeager S, Horbar JD, Jaksic T. Serious congenital heart disease and necrotizing enterocolitis in very low birth weight neonates. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Jun; 220(6):1018-1026.e14.
  10. Khan FA, Mitchell PD, Fisher JG, Sparks EA, Jaksic T, Duggan C, Teitelbaum DH, Modi BP. Magnitude of surgical burden associated with pediatric intestinal failure: a multicenter cohort analysis. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Dec; 49(12):1795-8.
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  12. Fisher JG, Sparks EA, Turner CG, Klein JD, Pennington E, Khan FA, Zurakowski D, Durkin ET, Fauza DO, Modi BP. Operative indications in recurrent ileocolic intussusception. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jan; 50(1):126-30.
  13. Khan FA, Fisher JG, Bairdain S, Sparks EA, Zurakowski D, Modi BP, Duggan C, Jaksic T. Metabolic bone disease in pediatric intestinal failure patients: prevalence and risk factors. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jan; 50(1):136-9.
  14. Sparks EA, Gutierrez IM, Fisher JG, Khan FA, Kang KH, Morrow KA, Soll RF, Edwards EM, Horbar JD, Jaksic T, Modi BP. Patterns of surgical practice in very low birth weight neonates born in the United States: a Vermont Oxford Network analysis. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Dec; 49(12):1821-1824.e8.
  15. Khan FA, Fisher JG, Sparks EA, Iglesias J, Zurakowski D, Modi BP, Duggan C, Jaksic T. Factors Affecting Spontaneous Closure of Gastrocutaneous Fistulae After Removal of Gastrostomy Tubes in Children With Intestinal Failure. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2015 Sep; 39(7):860-3.
  16. Fisher JG, Stamm DA, Modi BP, Duggan C, Jaksic T. Gastrointestinal bleeding as a complication of serial transverse enteroplasty. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 May; 49(5):745-9.
  17. Gutierrez IM, Fisher JG, Ben-Ishay O, Jones BA, Kang KH, Hull MA, Shillingford N, Zurakowski D, Modi BP, Jaksic T. Citrulline levels following proximal versus distal small bowel resection. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 May; 49(5):741-4.
  18. Gupta A, Ly S, Castroneves LA, Frates MC, Benson CB, Feldman HA, Wassner AJ, Smith JR, Marqusee E, Alexander EK, Barletta J, Muyide F, Doubilet PM, Peters HE, Webb S, Modi BP, Paltiel HJ, Martins Y, Burmeister K, Kozakewich H, Hollowell M, Cibas ES, Moore FD, Shamberger RC, Larsen PR, Huang SA. How are childhood thyroid nodules discovered: opportunities for improving early detection. J Pediatr. 2014 Mar; 164(3):658-60.
  19. Hull MA, Fisher JG, Gutierrez IM, Jones BA, Kang KH, Kenny M, Zurakowski D, Modi BP, Horbar JD, Jaksic T. Mortality and management of surgical necrotizing enterocolitis in very low birth weight neonates: a prospective cohort study. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Jun; 218(6):1148-55.
  20. Fisher JG, Jones BA, Gutierrez IM, Hull MA, Kang KH, Kenny M, Zurakowski D, Modi BP, Horbar JD, Jaksic T. Mortality associated with laparotomy-confirmed neonatal spontaneous intestinal perforation: a prospective 5-year multicenter analysis. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Aug; 49(8):1215-9.
  21. Wassner AJ, Modi BP. Endocrine physiology in the newborn. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2013 Nov; 22(4):205-10.
  22. Sulemanji MN, Azpurua H, Suh M, Potanos K, Cauley R, Kunisaki SM, Modi B, Zurakowski D, Fishman SJ, Kim HB. Ductus venosus closure results in transient portal hypertension--is this the silent trigger for necrotizing enterocolitis? J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Oct; 48(10):2067-74.
  23. Bairdain S, Modi BP, Kim HB, Mooney DP, Durkin E, Vakili K. Pediatric blunt abdominal aortic injury and the use of intra-operative aortic ultrasound for surgical decision making. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jul; 48(7):1584-7.
  24. Gupta A, Ly S, Castroneves LA, Frates MC, Benson CB, Feldman HA, Wassner AJ, Smith JR, Marqusee E, Alexander EK, Barletta J, Doubilet PM, Peters HE, Webb S, Modi BP, Paltiel HJ, Kozakewich H, Cibas ES, Moore FD, Shamberger RC, Larsen PR, Huang SA. A standardized assessment of thyroid nodules in children confirms higher cancer prevalence than in adults. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Aug; 98(8):3238-45.
  25. Kim HB, Vakili K, Modi BP, Ferguson MA, Guillot AP, Potanos KM, Prabhu SP, Fishman SJ. A novel treatment for the midaortic syndrome. N Engl J Med. 2012 Dec 13; 367(24):2361-2.
  26. Modi BP, Jaksic T. Pediatric intestinal failure and vascular access. Surg Clin North Am. 2012 Jun; 92(3):729-43, x.
  27. Steil GM, Alexander J, Papas A, Monica L, Modi BP, Piper H, Jaksic T, Gottlieb R, Agus MS. Use of a continuous glucose sensor in an extracorporeal life support circuit. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2011 Jan; 5(1):93-8.
  28. Jaksic T, Hull MA, Modi BP, Ching YA, George D, Compher C. A.S.P.E.N. Clinical guidelines: nutrition support of neonates supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2010 May-Jun; 34(3):247-53.
  29. Modi BP, Ching YA, Langer M, Donovan K, Fauza DO, Kim HB, Jaksic T, Nurko S. Preservation of intestinal motility after the serial transverse enteroplasty procedure in a large animal model of short bowel syndrome. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jan; 44(1):229-35; discussion 235.
  30. Ching YA, Modi BP, Jaksic T, Duggan C. High diagnostic yield of gastrointestinal endoscopy in children with intestinal failure. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 May; 43(5):906-10.
  31. Gura KM, Lee S, Valim C, Zhou J, Kim S, Modi BP, Arsenault DA, Strijbosch RA, Lopes S, Duggan C, Puder M. Safety and efficacy of a fish-oil-based fat emulsion in the treatment of parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease. Pediatrics. 2008 Mar; 121(3):e678-86.
  32. Modi BP, Langer M, Ching YA, Valim C, Waterford SD, Iglesias J, Duro D, Lo C, Jaksic T, Duggan C. Improved survival in a multidisciplinary short bowel syndrome program. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Jan; 43(1):20-4.
  33. Ching YA, Gura K, Modi B, Jaksic T. Pediatric intestinal failure: nutrition, pharmacologic, and surgical approaches. Nutr Clin Pract. 2007 Dec; 22(6):653-63.
  34. Modi BP, Suh MY, Jonas MM, Lillehei C, Kim HB. Ileal exclusion for refractory symptomatic cholestasis in Alagille syndrome. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 May; 42(5):800-5.
  35. Kohler JE, Hutchens MP, Sadow PM, Modi BP, Tavakkolizadeh A, Gates JD. Klebsiella pneumoniae necrotizing fasciitis and septic arthritis: an appearance in the Western hemisphere. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2007 Apr; 8(2):227-32.
  36. Modi BP, Javid PJ, Jaksic T, Piper H, Langer M, Duggan C, Kamin D, Kim HB. First report of the international serial transverse enteroplasty data registry: indications, efficacy, and complications. J Am Coll Surg. 2007 Mar; 204(3):365-71.
  37. Piper H, Modi BP, Kim HB, Fauza D, Glickman J, Jaksic T. The second STEP: the feasibility of repeat serial transverse enteroplasty. J Pediatr Surg. 2006 Dec; 41(12):1951-6.
  38. Modi BP, Langer M, Duggan C, Kim HB, Jaksic T. Serial transverse enteroplasty for management of refractory D-lactic acidosis in short-bowel syndrome. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2006 Sep; 43(3):395-7.
  39. Langer M, Modi BP, Agus M. Adrenal insufficiency in the critically ill neonate and child. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2006 Aug; 18(4):448-53.
  40. Modi BP, Owens C, Ashley SW, Colson YL. Bouveret meets Boerhaave. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Apr; 81(4):1493-5.
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