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22nd Annual Surgical Resident and Fellow Research Presentation Day Program
Program Last Updated: 4/14/2015
8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:25 am Introduction and Welcome

Session I
Moderator:
Anne C. Larkin, MD
8:30 am 1. Prevention of Postoperative Venous Thromboembolism after Hospital Discharge: A Risk Assessment and Adherence Protocol for Thoracic Surgical Patients
Krista J. Hachey, Daniel Choi, Philip D. Hewes, Emma Pinjic, Hiran C. Fernando, Virginia R. Litle
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
8:40 am 2. Subnormothermic Machine Perfusion Improves the Function of Human Livers Donated after Cardiac Death
James Avruch, MD, Bote Bruinsma, MSc, Gautham Sridharan, PhD, Negin Karimian, MD, Pepijn Weeder, MSc, Heidi Yeh, MD, Mustafa Korku Uygun, PhD, James F Markmann, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
8:50 am 3. Pellino 1 Gene Therapy Shows Novel Proangiogenic Function by Improving Survivability of Ischemic Skin Flap Tissue in Flk-1 Knockout Mice via NO/HO-1 Signaling Cascade
Rickesha L. Wilson, MD, Chandra K. Rednam, MD, Vaithinathan Selvaraju, PhD, Muhammad T. Rishi, MD, Mahesh Thirunavukkarasu, PhD, J.Alexander Palesty, MD, FACS, David W. McFadden, MD, FACS, Nilanjana Maulik, PhD, FAHA
University of Connecticut Health, Farmington, CT
9:00 am 4. Implications of New Lumpectomy Margin Guidelines for Breast-conserving Surgery: Changes in Re-excision Rates and Predicted Rates of Residual Tumor
Andrea L. Merrill, Suzanne B. Coopey, Rong Tang, Maureen McEvoy, Michelle C. Specht, Kevin S. Hughes, Michele A. Gadd, Barabra L. Smith
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
9:10 am 5. Superior Drug Delivery to the Venous Endothelium using the Intraluminal Route
Takuya Hashimoto, MD, PhD, Trenton Foster, MD, Hualong Bai, MD, Mo Wang, MD, Hao He, MD, PhD, Haidi Hu, MD, PhD, Kirstyn Brownson MD, Sherif Shalaby, MD, Alan Dardik MD, PhD
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
9:20 am 6. Improving Left Ventricular Function and Angiogenesis after MI in Flk Knock out mice with Intramyocardial Gene Therapy with Pellino1, a Novel Molecule in VEGF Signaling Pathway
Ibnalwalid Saad, MD, MRCS, Vladimir Coca-Soliz MD, Mahesh Thirunavukkarasu, PhD, J. Alexander Palesty MD, FACS, Nilanjana Maulik, PHD, FAHA
University of Connecticut Health, Farmington, CT
9:30 am 7. Nonoperative Treatment of Acute Appendicitis in Children; A Feasibility Study
Joseph Hartwich, MD, Debra Watson-Smith, RN, Arlet G. Kurkchubasche, MD, Christopher S. Muratore, MD, Hale E. Wills, MD, Thomas F. Tracy Jr, MD, Francois I. Luks, MD, PhD
Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, RI
9:40 am 8. Silencing Novel Pro-angiogenic Molecule Pellino-1 (Peli1) Attenuates Ischemia Induced Neovascularization In a Murine Hind-Limb Ischemia Model
Muhammad Rishi, MD1,2, Inam A. Shaikh, MD1,2, Vaithinathan Selvaraju, PhD1, David W. McFadden, MD1, J. Alexander Palesty, MD, FACS2, Nilanjana Maulik, PhD1
1Molecular Cardiology and Angiogenesis Laboratory, Department Of Surgery, University of Connecticut Health, Farmington, CT; 2Stanley J. Dudrick Department of Surgery, Saint Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury, CT
9:50 am 9. Survival after Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Locally-Advanced Pancreatic Cancer managed pre-operatively with Short Self-Expanding Metal Biliary Stents (SSEMS) and Neoadjuvant Therapy
Justin Wilkes, Abby Crume, Suraj Gupta, John Walker, Hani Jarawan, Lewis B. Richards, Wendy Y. Craig, David Klibansky, Douglas A. Howell, Gina Z. Blaszyk, Lisa A. Rutstein
Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
10:00 am Break

Session II
Moderator:
Walter E. Longo, MD
10:10 am 10. Changes in Portal Nutrient and Hormone Circulation after Sleeve Gastrectomy
Hassan Aliakbarian, MD, Jingge Yang, MD, Eric Sheu, MD, PhD, Atanu Pal, MD, Ali Tavakkoli, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
10:20 am 11. Sustained Viability of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells in 3D Culture within an FDA-Approved Type-I Collagen Gel
Beatrice Dionigi, MD, Azra Ahmed, BS, David Zurakowski, PhD, Dario O Fauza, MD, PhD
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
10:30 am 12. Catheter Salvage following Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections in Pediatric Home Parenteral Nutrition Patients
Brenna S. Fullerton, MD1, Eric A. Sparks, MD1, Meghan K. Dalton, PNP2, Biren P. Modi, MD1, Tom Jaksic, MD, PhD1, Bram P. Raphael, MD2
1Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation, Department of Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA; 2Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA
10:40 am 13. Liver Selective Acetyl-CoA Carboxylase Inhibition by ND-654 Improves Survival in Cirrhotic Rats with Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Omeed Moaven, Lan Wei, Geraldine Harriman, Jeremy Greenwood, Sathesh Bhat, William F. Westlin, H. James Harwood Jr., Rosana Kapeller, Danielle DePeralta, Kenneth K. Tanabe and Bryan C. Fuchs
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
10:50 am 14. Trans-Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy (TRASCET) Mitigates Bowel Damage in a Model of Gastroschisis
Christina Feng, MD, Christopher D Graham, MD, John Patrick Connors, BS, Joseph Brazzo III, MS, Amy H S Pan, BA, James R Hamilton, David Zurakowski, PhD, Dario O Fauza, MD, PhD
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
11:00 am 15. Final Results of the Phase I Trial Evaluating the Feasibility of Intraoperative MRI for Margin Assessment During Breast Conserving Surgery in the Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating (AMIGO) Suite
Melissa Anne Mallory, MD1, Yasuaki Sagara, MD1, Fatih Aydogan, MD1,2, Stephen DeSantis3, Jagadeesan Jayender, PhD4, Diana Caragacianu, MD1, Eva Gombos, MD4, Kirby Vosburgh, PhD4, Ferenc Andras Jolesz, MD4, Mehra Golshan, MD1
1Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA; 2Department of Breast Surgery, Cerrahpasa Medical School, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey; 3Breast Oncology Center, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA; 4Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
11:10 am 16. Identification of Novel Oncogenic Mutations in Thyroid Cancer
Susan C. Pitt, MD, MPHS, Roland A. Hernandez, MD, Matthew A. Nehs, MD, Atul A. Gawande, MD, MPH, Francis D. Moore, MD, Daniel T. Ruan, MD, Nancy L. Cho, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
11:20 am 17. Missed Injuries: Importance of Re-interpretation of Computed Tomography (CT) Scans of Trauma Patients from Referring Hospitals
Chinwendu Onwubiko, MD, PhD, David P. Mooney, MD, MPH
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
11:30 am 18. Trans-Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy (TRASCET) for Experimental Spina Bifida
Beatrice Dionigi, MD, Azra Ahmed, BS, Joseph Brazzo III, BS, John Patrick Connors, BS, David Zurakowski, PhD, Dario O Fauza, MD, PhD
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
11:40 am 19. Should Protamine be used to Reverse Anticoagulation During Carotid Endarterectomy? A Meta Analysis
Elizabeth Saunders, BA1,2, Robin Larson, MD, MPH1,3, David H. Stone, MD4, Philip P. Goodney, MD MS1,3,4
1The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Practice, Lebanon, NH; 2The Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, Lebanon, NH; 3VA Outcomes Group, White River Junction, VT; 4Section of Vascular Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
11:50 pm Lunch

Session III
Moderator:
James Whiting, MD
12:30 pm 20. Ileostomy Prolapse in Children with Dysmotility
Eric A. Sparks, MD1, Brenna S. Fullerton, MD1, Amber Hall2, Jeremy G. Fisher, MD1, Faraz A. Khan, MD1, Tom Jaksic, MD, PhD1, Leonel Rodriguez, MD3, Biren P. Modi, MD1
1Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation, Department of Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Department of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 3Center for Gastrointestinal Motility and Functional Disorders, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
12:40 pm 21. The Effect of Geraniol on a Murine Model of Colitis
Hamarneh, Sulaiman, Phupitakphol, Tanit, Gharedaghi, Mohammad, Huo, Haizhong, Zhang, Weifeng, Hu, Dong, Liu, Wei, Economopoulos, Konstantinos, Gul, Sarah
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
12:50 pm 22. Consumption of Aspartame Contributes to the Development of Metabolic Syndrome
Sara Morrison, Sulaiman Hamarneh, Tanit Phupitakphot, Mohammad Gharedaghi, Haizhong Huo, Weifeng Zhang, Dong Hu, Wei Liu, Konstantinos Economopoulos, Sarah Gul, Richard A. Hodin
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
1:00 pm 23. Renal Dysfunction Following EVAR in Kidney Transplant Patients May Be Mitigated by Contrast Dosing Relative to eGFR National outcomes of EVAR in patients with pre-existing kidney transplants
Ian Bostock, MD, MS, Devin Zarkowsky, MD, David Stone, MD, Mohammad Eslami, MD, Mahmoud Malas, MD, MHS, Philip Goodney, MD, MSc
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
1:10 pm 24. Distribution of Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor Subtypes in the Murine Small Intestine
Eleanor D. Muise, MD, Neeru Gandotra, PhD, John J. Tackett, MD, Michaela C. Bamdad, BA, and Robert A. Cowles, MD
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
1:20 pm 25. Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase Regulates Tight Junction Protein Levels
Wei Liu, Sulaiman R Hamarneh,Weifeng Zhang, Haizhong Huo, Dong Hu, Sarah S. Gul,Sarah Morrison,Mohammad Hadi Gharedaghi, Richard A. Hodin
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
1:30 pm 26. Discordance between Perioperative Antibiotic Treatment and Wound Infection Cultures in Patients Undergoing Pancreaticoduodenectomy: A Multicenter 5-year Study
Zhi Ven Fong, Matthew T. McMillan, Giovanni Marchegiani, Klaus Sahora, Giuseppe Malleo, Matteo De Pastena, Grace C Lee, Cristina R Ferrone, Claudio Bassi, Keith D Lillemoe, Charles M Vollmer, Carlos Fernández-del Castillo
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
1:40 pm Award Announcements & Adjourn

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