Bash Pharoan, M.D, F.A.C.S., C.N.S.C.
Dr. Pharoan received his medical degree from Damascus University Medical School, completed his surgery training in Franklin Square Medical Center with rotations in both University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins Medical Institute. He is a Board Certified Surgeon with additional certification in Critical Care Medicine and in advanced Nutrition Support Medicine.
Dr. Pharoan has had a long career in the treatment of complex Gastro-Intestinal Tract diseases, such as intestinal infections, abscesses, ischemia (lack of blood supply), fistulas (un-natural communication of the inside of organs to the outside skin), and obstructions. Many of his patients will have risk factors such as heart, pulmonary or kidney disease.
Most of Dr. Pharoans' career "firsts" were produced and perfected in the late 70's & early 80's. Some of those "firsts" are:
- The first to successfully introduce Swan- Ganz catheter in the critically ill surgical patients in 1977 and directed the critical care management of abdominal aortic aneurysmectomy [resection of abdominal aortic aneurysm] of a cardiac surgical patient.
- The organization of in-hospital and home intravenous nutrition program ( TPN) in 1979 [Home Care Connection]
- The selection and training of the first Franklin Square Hospital home TPN patient (Total Parenteral Nutrition) who went home in 1981
- The initiation of patient controlled analgesia (PCA) about 1981 in Franklin Square Hospital
- The introduction of team approach for the provision of Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), and the surgical management of critically ill surgical patients.
- The first to introduce laparoscopic colon surgery in Franklin Square Hospital.
- Speaks English and Arabic
- The American College of Surgeons
- The Society of Critical Care Medicine
- The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
- Maryland Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
- Department of Surgery in Greater Baltimore Medical Center
- Department of Surgery in Franklin Square Medical Center
- Department of Surgery in Saint Joseph Medical Center in Baltimore County