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21st Annual Surgical Resident and Fellow Research Presentation Day Program
Program Last Updated: 4/28/2014
8:30 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am Introduction and Welcome
9:10 am 1. Eradication of Multidrug-Resistant Pseudomonas Biofilm from Infected Prolene Mesh with Pulsed Electric Fields
Saiqa I. Khan, Harry M. Salinas, Michael McCormack, Daniela Vecchio, Alexander Golberg, Martin Yarmush, Michael R. Hamblin, William G. Austen, Jr.
Massachusetts General Hospital
9:20 am 2. Bone Marrow Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Accelerate Diabetic Wound Healing in a Murine Model
Roland Assi, Katernia Stamati, Umber Cheema, Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam, Alan Dardik
Yale University School of Medicine
9:30 am 3. Incidental Findings on Chest CT for Trauma are Common and Infrequently Addressed
Nicole Cherng, Courtney Collins, Abraham Jaffe, Timothy Emhoff, Giles Whalen, Jennifer Lafemina, Jon Dorfman
UMass Memorial
9:40 am 4. Metformin Inhibits Hepatocellular Carcinoma in a Cirrhosis Model
Danielle K. DePeralta, Lan Wei, Benjamin Schmidt, Gregory Lauwers, Bryan C Fuchs, Kenneth K. Tanabe
Massachusetts General Hospital
9:50 am 5. High Performing Whipple Patients: Factors Associated with Short Length of Stay After Open Pancreaticoduodenectomy
Grace C. Lee, Zhi Ven Fong, Cristina R. Ferrone, Sarah P. Thayer, Andrew L. Warshaw, Keith D. Lillemoe, Carlos Fernández-del Castillo
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
10:00 am 6. Topographical Changes of GLP-1 Secreting Cells after RYGB Surgery
Shebna Unes Kunju, MD, Yixing Ren, MD, Atanu Pal, MBBChir, Stanley W Ashley, MD, Ali Tavakkoli, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
10:10 am Break
10:30 am 7. Market Competition Influences Renal Transplantation Risk and Outcomes
Joel T. Adler, Rosh K. V. Sethi, Heidi Yeh, James F. Markmann, Louis L. Nguyen, MD, MBA, MPH
Massachusetts General Hospital
10:40 am 8. Point-of-Care Ultrasonography in a Domestic Mass Casualty Incident
Andrew J. Eyre, Michael B. Stone, Heidi H. Kimberly
Harvard Emergency Medicine Residency/BWH Hospital
10:50 am 9. Is it Time to Stop Checking Frozen Section Neck Margins During Pancreaticoduodenectomy?
Neha L. Lad, Malcolm Hart Squires III, Shishir K. Maithel, Sarah B. Fisher, Vishes V. Mehta, Kenneth Cardona, Maria C. Russell, Charles A. Staley III, N. Volkan Adsay, David A. Kooby
Yale School of Medicine
11:00 am 10. Role of Surgical Palliation in Patients with Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC)
Ammara A. Watkins, Wald van der Vliet, Stijn Thoolen, Jennifer F. Tseng, Charles M. Vollmer, Mark P. Callery, A. James Moser, Tara S. Kent
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
11:10 am 11. Potential of Venous Ionized Calcium for Identification of High Risk Critical Care Patients - A Preliminary Study
Peter Bendix, James Whedon, Kenneth Burchard
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
11:20 am 12. Challenging the 48-hour Rule out for CLABSI in the Pediatric Intestinal Failure Population
Melissa I. Chang, Sarah J. Carlson, Prathima Nandivada, Alison A. O'Loughlin, Eileen Cowan, Alexis K. Potemkin, Paul D. Mitchell, Kathleen M. Gura, Mark Puder
Boston Children’s Hospital
11:30 am 13. The Impact of Medical Co-Morbidities Upon Surgical Outcomes. An Analysis of the Rhode Island Hospital NSQIP Database
Larissa C. Chiulli, Andrew H. Stephen, Daithi S. Heffernan, Thomas J. Miner
Rhode Island Hospital
11:40 am 14. Limitations of EUS and CT for Preoperative Staging of Gastric Cancer
Mark Fairweather, Kunal Jajoo, Nisha Sainani, Monica Bertagnolli, Jiping Wang
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
11:50 am Lunch
12:50 pm 15. Serious Congenital Heart Disease and Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Very Low Birth Weight Neonates: A Prospective Cohort Analysis
Jeremy G. Fisher1, Sigrid Bairdain1, Eric A. Sparks1, Faraz Khan1, Jeremy Archer3, Michael Kenny2, Erika Edwards2, Roger Soll2,4, Biren P. Modi1, Scott Yeager5, Jeffrey Horbar2, Tom Jaksic1
1Department of Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 2Vermont Oxford Network, Burlington, VT, 3Congenital Heart Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL and Billings Clinic, Billings, MT, 4Department of Pediatrics, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 5Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
1:00 pm 16. Appropriateness of Patient Transfers to a Level I Trauma Center for Facial Emergencies
Yifan Guo, Brian C. Drolet, Robert E. Heinl IV, Austin Y. Ha, Scott Schmidt
Rhode Island Hospital Plastic Surgery
1:10 pm 17. Short-Term Matrix Metalloproteinase Inhibition Results in Decreased Mortality During Hepatic Ischemia and Reperfusion in Mice with Fatty Liver
Prathima Nandivada, Melissa I. Chang, Amy H. Pan, Sarah J. Carlson, Alison A. O’loughlin, Eileen Cowan, Mark Puder
Boston Children's Hospital
1:20 pm 18. Understanding Decision-Making in Breast Reconstruction Following Mastectomy: Barriers to Follow-Through With Delayed Reconstruction
Aleksandra Ogrodnik1, Ted James2
1Department of Surgery, Danbury hospital, CT, 2Department of Surgery, University of Vermont, VT
1:30 pm Keynote Speaker: Stanley J. Dudrick, MD, FACS
"Evolution of Surgical Education in America – And Some Personal Philosophy"
2:30 pm 19. Evaluation of the Treatment of Pectus Carinatum with Compressive Orthotic Bracing Using Three Dimensional Body Scans
Kaitlyn E. Wong1,2, George E. Gorton III2, David B. Tashjian1,2, Michael V. Tirabassi1,2, Kevin P. Moriarty1,2
1Baystate Childrens Hospital, Springfield, MA, 2Shriners Hospitals for Children, Springfield, MA
2:40 pm 20. A Faster Learning Curve: Outcomes of Procedure-Specific Credentialing for Robot-Assisted HPB Surgery
Wald van der Vliet, Stijn Thoolen, Ammara A. Watkins, Melissa Jones, Elena Canacari, Elliot Chaikof, Peter Panzica, Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, Jennifer F. Tseng, Mark P. Callery, Tara S. Kent, A.J. Moser
Beth Israel Deaconess
2:50 pm 21. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Does Not Improve Disease-Specific Survival in Elderly Patients with Intermediate Thickness Melanoma
Kate H. Dinh, Mary Maloney, Dori Goldberg, April Deng, Mary Sullivan, Laura Lambert, Giles Whalen, Jennifer LaFemina
Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, Division of Dermatology, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Worcester, MA, Department of Pathology, University of Massachusetts, Medical School; Worcester, MA
3:00 pm 22. Pellino-1 Gene Therapy Promotes Angiogenesis, Cell Survivability and Improves Myocardial Function Following Infarction by Activating PI-3kinase and MAPkinase 2 Signaling
Vladimir Coca-Soliz, Leonidas Tapias, Vaithinathan Selvaraju, Mahesh Thirunavukkarasu, David W McFadden, J. Alexander Palesty, Nilanjana Maulik
Saint Mary's Hospital
3:10 pm 23. Identification of Kruppel-Like Factor 6 (KLF6) as a Differentially Expressed Transcription Factor in Well Differentiated and Dedifferentiated Liposarcoma (WDLPS, DDLPS) through Unbiased Epigenetic Approaches
Emily Z Keung, Kunal Rai, Kadir C Akdemir, Ghadah A Al Sannaa, Jeannine Garnett, Keila Torres, Alexander J Lazar, Lynda Chin
Brigham and Women's Hospital
3:20 pm Award Announcements & Adjourn

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