Title: General Surgeon, Critical Care Nutrition, Professor of Surgery
Company: Chicago Medical School
Location: Niles, Illinois, United States
Mitchell V. Kaminski Jr., MD, General Surgeon at Chicago Medical School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in surgery and nutrition.
After initially obtaining a bachelor’s degree, with honors, from Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana in 1963, Dr. Kaminski continued his education with a Doctor of Medicine from the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago in 1967. He thereupon completed a transitional year internship with Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago from 1967 to 1968, a residency in general surgery at the Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. and a research fellowship program at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research between 1970 and 1975. He served his country as a paratrooper in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel and accepting an Army Commendation Medal as well as several decorations from the South Korean government.
Dr. Kaminski has excelled in his profession as a general surgeon, critical care nutritionist and professor of surgery with Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University and the director of education and research at Saint Mary of Nazareth Hospital in Chicago. He is the co-author of “Use of Human Serum Albumin to Improve Retention of Autologous Fat Transplant,” in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the editor of “Hyperalimentation: A Guide for Clinicians,” the co-author of “Effect of Inflammatory and Noninflammatory Stress on Plasma Ketone Bodies and Free Fatty Acids and on Glucagon and Insulin in Peripheral and Portal Blood,” the editor of “The Key to Successful Longevity: New Nutrition for Athletes.” Dr. Kaminski is the author of six patents, a publisher of more than 100 manuscripts in the medical field, a narrator of 17 teaching texts and video presentations for training United States Army medics, and an international speaker in the field of nutrition and wound healing at conferences for organizations such as the American College of Nutrition, the Institute for Functional Medicine and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Kaminski’s many honors include the National Defense Ribbon, Surgeon’s Badge, Combat Medic Badge and Korea Service Medal awarded by the United States Army. He was further presented with a Golden Apple Award for Best Professor from Chicago Medical School, a fellowship in the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and honorary membership in the Sovereign Military Order of the Knights of Malta. Dr. Kaminski has also received much praise for his decades of intensive studies in anti-aging science, including nutritional approaches to aging as well as the effects of exercise, physiology, metabolism and free radicals.
Throughout his career, Dr. Kaminski’ maintains that his most notable achievement has been teaching how to save lives by using enteral and parenteral feeding techniques to eliminate malnutrition from serious disease and trauma. To share this skill, he founded the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, which has four sub-sections: physicians, nurses, pharmacists and dietitians. Each branch remains active in the research and teaching of intravenous and enteral hyperalimentation.
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