Jerald Borgella, MD

Jerald Borgella, MD
Specialties
Trauma and Acute Care
Primary Office
Address 1150 N 35th Avenue
Suite 650
Hollywood, FL 33021

About Me

I am a trauma and acute care surgeon at Memorial Healthcare System. I care for patients with illnesses and injuries including appendicitis, cholecystitis, bowel obstructions, gastric and duodenal perforations and other trauma-related injuries that require surgical critical care.

I’ve wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember and knew early on that I wanted to be a surgeon. I find it fascinating to be able to cure disease and save lives using my skills through a surgical procedure.

I love interacting with patients and am committed to resolving their ailments. I explain medical conditions to my patients as simply and clearly as possible so that they have a full understanding of their condition and surgical intervention.

I also enjoy teaching medical students and working with residents. I was honored to receive the Excellence in Teaching award from UCLA Medical Students on two separate occasions. I also engage in clinical research and as a resident, won the Excellence in Research award for the best research that academic year.

Education

Education
  • Keck School Of Medicine, 2014
Internships
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2015, Surgery
Residencies
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2021, Surgery
Fellowships
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2022, Trauma Surgery
Certifications
American Board of Surgery-Surgery
Languages
  • Haitian Creole
  • French

Achievements

Publications

Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, 2020-21
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Craig Lipkin’s Excellence in Research Award, 2017-18
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center GME Patient Safety/Performance Improvement Poster Symposium, (3rd Place Award) 2017-18
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Excellence in Teaching Award Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2014-15

Research

I have been involved in clinical research comparing various surgical techniques and outcomes. I was also a surgery research fellow at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the Division of Thoracic Surgery, and a Cedars-Sinai Leadership in Healthcare Improvement Program Scholar from 2017 to 2018.

Presentations

  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, SAGES. September 2021 (Podium Presentation)
    Therapeutic Laparoscopy in Blunt Trauma
    Jerald Borgella, MD, Christos Colovos, George Berci, Matthew Bloom MD

  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Focus on Thoracic October 2018
    (Poster Presentation)
    Disparities in Esophageal Cancer: The role of insurance in time to surgery and outcomes.
    Jerald Borgella, MD, Fernando-Espinoza Mercado, Taryne Imai, Rodrigo Alban, Harmik Soukiasian, MD

  • Academic Surgical Congress February 2018
    (Podium Presentation)
    Disparities in Esophageal Cancer: The Role of Insurance In time To Surgery and Outcomes. Jerald Borgella, MD, Fernando-Espinoza Mercado, Taryne Imai, Rodrigo Alban, Harmik Soukiasian, MD

  • American College of Surgeons – Clinical Congress October 2018
    (Podium Presentation)
    Factors Influencing Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy Across the United States.
    Jerald Borgella, MD, Fernando-Espinoza Mercado, Taryne Imai, Rodrigo Alban, Harmik Soukiasian, MD

  • American College of Surgeons – Clinical Congress October 2018
    (Podium Presentation)
    Surgical Approach Impacts Length of Stay and time to Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Stage II Lung Cancer.
    Jerald Borgella, MD, Fernando-Espinoza Mercado, Taryne Imai, Rodrigo Alban, Harmik Soukiasian, MD

  • American College of Surgeons – Clinical Congress October 2018
    (Podium Presentation)
    Does Location Matter? Regional Variations in Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy using the National Cancer Database.
    Jerald Borgella, MD, FernandoEspinoza Mercado, Taryne Imai, Rodrigo Alban, Harmik Soukiasian, MD

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