Department of Surgery
School of Medicine Queen's University
 

Dr David Zelt

Dr David Zelt, Vascular Surgeon Queen's University Kingston General HospitalUniversity Position:
Associate Professor, Division Chair and Service Chief

Current Appointments:
Attending Staff, Kingston General Hospital
Attending Staff, Hotel Dieu Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest:

Vascular Surgery

Areas of Research Interest:
Investigation of claudication, lifestyle improvements for claudicants



Contact Information:

Department of Surgery
Kingston General Hospital, Victory 3
Kingston, ON K7L 2V7
Tel: 613.548.2573
Fax: 613.548.6153

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Fellowship:
  •   1989-90  Research Fellow, Vascular Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
  •   1990-91  Clinical Fellow, Vascular Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency:
  •   1984-85Straight Intern in Surgery, Queen?s University
  •   1985-87General Surgery Resident, Queen?s University
  •   1987-88Chief General Surgery Resident, Queen?s University
  •   1988-89Training Resident Vascular Surgery, Queen?s University (07/88 ? 03/89)
  •   1989Chief General Surgery Resident, Queen?s University (04/89 ? 06/89)
Medical School Graduation:
  •   1984       Queen?s University, Kingston, Ontario
Certifications:
  •   1984       Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  •   1985       Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  •   1989       Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) General Surgery
  •   1992       Certification in Vascular Surgery, The Royal College of Physicians and                               Surgeons of Canada
  •   1994       Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) instructor
Professional Memberships:
  •   1983       Ontario Medial Association
  •   1985       The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  •   1993-96  The Americal Surgical Education Association
  •   1992       The Canadian Society of Vascular Surgery
Awards and Distinctions:
  •   1975        Ontario Scholar (Honors graduating average)
  •   1975        McGill University Entrance Scholarship
  •   1975-79   Building Products of Canada Ltd. Higher Education Award
  •   1978        Queen's University Graduate Award
  •   1979        Ontario Graduate Award
  •   1982        Ivan Smith Scholarship
  •   1984        Austin-Roberts Award, Queen?s University
  •   1984        University Medal in Surgery, Queen?s University
  •   1988        Best General Surgical Paper, presented at Queen?s University William  Ersil                      Memorial Resident?s Research Day
  •   1990-91   R. Samuel McLaughlin Foundation Fellowship
  •   1992        Nominated for the Aesculapian Society Teaching Award, Queen?s University
  •   2004        Nominated for the H.F. Pross Educational Technology Award
Courses:
  •  1987        First Annual UCLA Program in Angioscopy, UCLA, Los Angeles
  •  1988        Current Management of Lower Extremity Occlusive Disease, Harvard Medical                    School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, May 2-3
  •  1988        Currrent Management of Lower Extremity Occlusive Disease, Harvard                              Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.  May 9-10
  •  1997        Graft Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.  Memphis, Tenn.  April 24- 25.
  •  2003        Site visit to London Health Sciences Center, Re:  Renal transplantation
  •  2004        Site visit to Houston, Texas (Dr. Safi) Re:  Thoracoabdominal aneurysm                            repair, May 17 - 20
Publications:
1.  Ecobichon DJ and Zelt DT (1979).  The acute toxicity of Fenitrothion in weanling rats and the effects of tissue esterases and mono-oxygenases.  Toxicology 13: 287-296.

2.  Zelt DT, Owen JA, and Marks GS (1980).  Second derivative high performance liquid chromatographic fluorometric detection of porphyrins in chick embryo liver cell culture medium.  J. Chromatography 189: 209-216.

3.  Zelt DT (1980)  Interactions of chemicals with the liver heme biosynthetic pathway with special reference to polychlorinated biphenyls.  MSc. Thesis.  Queen?s University at Kingston.

4.  Cole SPC, Zelt DT, and Marks GS (1981).  Comparison of the effects of griseofulvin and 3,5-diethoxycarbonyl-1,4-dihydro-2,4,6-trimethylpyridine on ferrochelatase activity in chick embryo liver.  Mol. Pharmacology 19: 477-480.

5.  Marks GS, Zelt DT, and Cole SPC (1982).  Alterations in the heme biosynthetic pathway as an index of exposure to toxins.  Can. J. Physiol. Pharmacol. 60: 1017-1026.

6.  Marks GS, Follows SB, Zelt DT, and Cole SPC (1983).  Patterns of porphyrin accumulation in response to chemicals in chick embryo liver cells.  Can. J. Physio. Pharmacol. 61: 546-553.

7.  Marks GS, Powles J, Lyon M, McCluskey S, Sutherland E, and Zelt DT. (1987).  Patterns of porphyrin accumulation in response to xenobiotics:  Parallel between results in chick embryo and rodents.  N.Y. Acad. Sci. 514: 113-127.

8.  Cambria RP, Brewster DC, Abbott WM, L?Italien GJ, Megerman J, LaMuralglia GM, Moncure AC, Zelt DT, and Eagle K (1992).  The impact of selective use of dipyridamole thallium scans and surgical factors on the current morbidity of aortic surgery.  J. Vasc Surg 15: 43-51.

9.  Zelt DT, LaMuraglia GM, L?Italien G, Megerman J, Kung RTV, Stewart RB, and Abbott WM (1992).  Arterial laser welding with a 1.9 um raman-shifted laser.  J Vasc Surg 15: 1025-1031.

10. Zelt DT and Brewster DC (1992).  Atherosclerotic stenosis of the left subclavian artery with digital embolization.  Postgrad Vasc Surg 3(1): 18-22.

11. Kung RTV, Stewart RB, Zelt DT, L?Italien GJ, and LaMuraglia GM (1993).  Absorption characteristics at 1.9 um:  Effect on vascular welding.  Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 13: 12-17.

12. Brown PM, Pattenden R, Vernooy C, Zelt DT, and Gutelius JR (1996).  Selective management of abdominal aortic aneurysms in a prospective measurement program.  J Vasc Surg 23(2): 213-20.

13. Brown PB, Fiebig, M., Zelt DT, Eng, R., Sankar, P.(1999) The presence of viable Chlamydia pneumoniae in patients undergoing carotid Endarterectomy or abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Submitted to Journal of Vascular Surgery.

14. Sobolev, B., Brown, P., Zelt DT. (1999) Time spent on the waiting list for elective vascular surgery at the Kingston General Hospital.  Queen?s Health Policy Research Unit.  August.

15. Sobolev, B., Brown, P., Zelt DT (2000)  Variation in time spent on the waiting list for elective surgery:  a case study.  Clinical Investigative Medicine 23(4):  227-238.

16. Sobolev, B., Brown, P., Zelt DT, Shortt, S.  (2000)  Bias inherent in retrospective waiting-times design:  Experience from a Vascular Surgery waiting list. CMAJ 162(13):  1821-22.

17. Sobolev, B., Brown, P., Zelt,DT. (2001) Modeling and Analysis of Multistate Access to Elective Surgery.  Health Care Management Science 4(2):  125-132.

18. Sobolev, B., Brown, P., Zelt D.  (2001).  Potential for bias in waiting-time studies:  events between enrolment and admission.  J. Epidemiol Community Health 55: 891-894.

19. Sobolev, B., Brown, P., Zelt, D., Shortt, S. (2001) Access to Elective Vascular Surgery Within Recommended Time According to Emergency Referrals.  Clin Invest Med 24(5): 236-41.

20. P.M. Brown, D.T. Zelt, B. Sobolev (2003).  The Risk of Rupture in Untreated Aneurysms:  The impact of Size, Gender and Expansion Rate.    J. Vasc. Surg.  37(2): 280-84.

21. P.M. Brown, D.T. Zelt  (2003).  The Selective Management of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms less than 5.0 cm in a Prospective Sizing Program ? A final Update of the Kingston Study. J. Vasc. Surg. 38(4): 762-765.

22. Sobolev, B., Brown, P., Zelt, D., and Kuramoto, L. (2004).  Waiting time in relation to wait-list size at registration:  statistical analysis of a waiting-list registry.  Clin Invest Med 27(6): 298-305.


Reviews and Chapters:
1.  Zelt DT, Mercer CD (1988).  Laser therapy in gastroenterology.  Medicine North America 17: 3290-3298.

2.  Zelt DT, Ortu P, LaMuraglia GM. (1994).  Angioscopy in peripheral vascular disease.  In:  Oxford Textbook of Surgery.  Ed. P.J. Morris and R.A. Malt p 468-470.

3.  Zelt DT, Abbott WM. (1994).  Vascular prosthesis.  In:  Oxford Textbook of Surgery.  Ed. P.J. Morris and R.A. Malt p 349-353.


Abstracts:
1.  Zelt DT and Marks GS.  Interactions of phlychlorinated biphenyls with the liver hene pathway.  Presented at the Canadian Fed. Biol. Sciences Conference, St. John?s, Nfld.  June 1980.

2.  Follows, SB, Zelt DT, Cole SPC, and Marks GS.  Patterns of porphyrin accumulation in response to chemicals in chick embryo liver cells.  Presented at the Canadian Fed. Biol. Sciences Conference, Montreal, Quebec, June 1981.

3.  Brien JF, Marks GS, Nakatsu K, Racz WJ, Taub H. and Zelt DT. Alterations in the heme biosynthetic pathway as a biochemical index for human exposure to toxic chemicals.  Presented at Chem. Inst. Of Canada. Toronto, Ontario. June 1982.

4.  Cambria RP, Brewster DC, Abbott WM, L?Italien GJ, Megerman JJ, LaMuraglia GM, Moncure AC, Zelt DT, and Eagle K.  The impact of selective use of dipyridamole-thalliaum scans and surgical factors on the current morbidity of aortic surgery.  Society for Vascular Surgery Meeting, Boston, MA.  June 3, 1991.

5.  Zelt DT, LaMuraglia GM, L?Italien GJ, Megerman J, Kung RTV, Stewart RM, Abbott WM.  Arterial laser welding with a 1.9 um raman-shifted laser.  Presented at the New England Society for Vascular Surgery, Quebec City, Quebec. September 26-27, 1991.

6.  Stewart RB, Zelt DT, LaMuraglia GM, and Kung RTV.  Vascular anastomosis using a 1.9 um laser.  Presented at Vascular Welding seminar series, Los Angeles, CA.  January 16, 1993.

7.  Zelt DT, Montalvo M, Brown PB, and Espinosa F. The etiology of stroke after carotid endarterectomy.  A comparison of two surgical techniques.  Presented at the Canadian Society of Vascular Surgery meeting.  Vancouver, B.C. September 1997.

8.  Brown PB, Zelt DT.  Demographics in Vascular Surgery in Canada.  Canadian Vascular Surgery Symposium.  Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Annual Meeting.  Vancouver, B.C. September 1997.

9.  Brown PB, Guzman R, Zelt DT.  Practice patterns in carotid Endarterectomy within Canada.  Canadian Vascular Surgery Symposium.  Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Annual Meeting.  Vancouver, B.C. September 1997.

10.  Brown PB, Zelt DT.  Practice patterns in abdominal aortic surgery in Canada. Canadian Vascular Surgery Symposium.  Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Annual Meeting.  Vancouver, B.C. September 1997.

11.  Brown PB, Ulmer B, Zelt DT.  Practice patterns in aortic bypass within Canada.  Canadian Vascular Surgery Symposium.  Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Annual Meeting.  Vancouver, B.C. September 1997.

12.  Brown PB, Fiebig M, Eng R, Zelt DT, Sankar-Mistry P.  Detection of Chlamydia pneumoniae in atherosclerotic plaques from patients undergoing surgery for arterial obstruction.  Canadian Vascular Surgery Symposium.  Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Annual Meeting.  Toronto, Ontario.  September 1998.

13.  Brown PB, Gutelius JR, Zelt DT.  Transcutaneous PO2 in predicting healing of toe amputations.  Canadian Vascular Surgery Symposium.  Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Annual Meeting.  Toronto, Ontario. September 1998.

14.  Brown PB, Feibig M, Zelt DT.  Detection of C. Pneumoniae in Patients Undergoing Carotid Endarterectomy or Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair.  Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery, Toronto, September 1998.

15.  Feibig M, Brown PB, Zelt DT, Sankar-Mistry P.  The Presence of Viable Chlamydia pheumoniae in Patients Undergoing Carotid Endarterectomy or Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair.  40th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Toronto, September 2000.

16.  Brown PB, Sobolev B, Zelt DT.  Risk of Rupture in Patients Unfit for Elective Aortic Abdominal Aueurysm Repair.  Congress of Epidemiology 2001.  Toronto, June 2001.

17.  Brown PB, Zelt DT, Sobolev B.  Outcomes of the Selective Management of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms In a Prospective Monitoring Program.  American Association for Vascular Surgery.  Accepted for presentation Boston, June 2002


Poster Sessions:
1.  Zelt DT and Brown PB.  Prioritized access to Vascular care.  Annual meeting of the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges.  Ottawa, Ontario. April 25-28, 1998.

2.  Brown, P., Sobolev, B., Zelt, D. Risk of rupture in patients unfit for elective aortic abdominal aneurysm repair.  Congress of Epidemiology 2001.  Toronto, June 2001.

3.  Brown, P., Zelt, D., Sobolev, B.  Outcomes of the selective management of abdominal aortic aneurysms in a prospective monitoring program.  Accepted for presentation, Boston, June 2002.

4.  Parlow, JL, Avery, ND, Ferguson, R, Zelt, DT. Carotid Angioplasty/Stenting vs Endarterectomy: Autonomic Effects During Recovery. World Conference on Anesthesia. Paris, France. April 2004.