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25th Annual Surgical Resident and Fellow Research Presentation Day Program
Program Last Updated: 05/2/2018
8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:25 am Introduction and Welcome
Anne C. Larkin

Session I
Moderator: Anne C. Larkin

8:30 AM 1. Accuracy of MELD-Na as a Predictor of Morbidity and Mortality in Cirrhotic Patients with Ascites Undergoing General Surgical Procedures.
*Nathan L. Maassel1, *Matthew M. Fleming1, *Jiajun Luo2, *Yawei Zhang3,2, *Kevin Y. Pei1
1Yale School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, New Haven, CT;2Section of Surgical Outcomes and Epidemiology, Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT;3Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT
8:40 AM 2. Impact of autologous blood transfusion on survival and recurrence for patients undergoing hepatectomy for colorectal cancer liver metastases
*Ravinder Kang1, *Bronte E. Seath2, *Viola Huang1, Richard J. Barth, Jr.1
1Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH;2Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH
8:50 AM 3. What is the Risk of Anal Carcinoma in Patients With Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia?
*Grace C. Lee1, Hiroko Kunitake1, *Holly Milch1, *Lieba R. Savitt1, *Caitlin Stafford1, Liliana G. Bordeianou1, *Todd D. Francone2, Rocco Ricciardi1
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA;2Newton Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA
9:00 AM 4. Preoperative Indocyanine Green Fluorescence Angiography (SPY Elite) Mapping Improves Outcomes for Skin- and Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
*Abby K. Geletzke1, *Elizabeth Butler2, *Hannah Bansil1, *David Edmonson1, *Ashley Stuckey1, *Erik Hoy1, *Pierre Michaud1, *Sonali Pandya1, Jennifer Gass1
1Women & Infants Hospital, Providence, RI;2University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine, K, MO
9:10 AM 5. DNA Damage Response Genes Differentiate Colitis From Neoplasia in Colitis-Associated Colon Cancer
*Robert A. Malizia1, *Stephen P. Sharp1, *Travis Walrath2, *Shanti D'Souza3, *Carmen J. Booth4, *Brittany J. Kartchner2, Edward C. Lee1, Steven C. Stain1, *William O'Connor, Jr2
1Department of Surgery, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY;2Department of Immunology and Microbial Disease, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY;3Albany Medical College, Albany, NY;4Department of Comparative Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT
9:20 AM 6. A Pilot Study of Inpatient Satisfaction Rating of Surgical Resident Care
*Sophia McKinley, *Brandon Wojcik, *Michael Kochis, *Arian Mansur, *Cara Bougere Jones, *Emil Petrusa, John Mullen, *Lara Traeger, Roy Phitayakorn
MGH, Boston, MA
9:30 AM 7. Frailty Costs: The Economic Impact of Frailty in the Elective Surgical Patient
*Justin Wilkes, Joseph Mack
MMC, Portland, ME
9:40 AM 8. Bioengineered Nanofiber Scaffold Loaded with Resveratrol Improves Cardiac Function Following Myocardial Infarction After Four Weeks
*Jacob D. Campbell, *Vaithinathan Selvaraju, *Rajesh Lakshmanan, *Mahesh Thirunavukkarasu, David W. McFadden, *Nilanjana Maulik
University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT
9:50 AM 9. Development and Implementation of a Surgical Quality Improvement Pathway for Pediatric Intussusception Patients
*Alexander V. Chalphin, *Stephanie K. Serres, *Rosella Micalizzi, *Michele Dawson, *Caitlin Phinney, *Angelique Hrycko, *Ariel Martin-Quashie, *Michael Pepin, *Jason Smithers, Shawn Rangel, Catherine Chen
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
10:00 am Break
Session II
Moderator: James C. Hebert
10:10 AM 10. Surgeons and Surgical Trainees Underestimate the Charges and Reimbursements Associated with Commonly Performed Procedures
*Adam N. Paine, *Bradley L. Krompf, *Turner M. Osler, James C. Hebert
University of Vermont Medical Center, South Burlington, VT
10:20 AM 11. Temporal Trends, Predictive Factors, and Regional Differences in Discard of Increased Risk Kidneys
*Judyta A. Lipinska, David Clark, James F. Whiting
Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
10:30 AM 12. Programmed Cell Death Receptor-1 (PD-1)’s Effects on Innate Immune Cells: Unraveling Lung Injury After Neonatal Intra-abdominal Sepsis
*Eleanor A. Fallon, *Daithi S. Heffernan, *Anne-Lise Rossi, *Chun-Shiang Chung, *Alfred Ayala
Brown University / Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
10:40 AM 13. Alginate microparticles loaded with basic fibroblast growth factor induce tissue coverage in a rat model of myelomeningocele
*James S. Farrelly1, *Anthony H. Bianchi2, *Adele S. Ricciardi1, *Gina Buzzelli1, *Samantha L. Ahle3, *Mollie R. Freedman-Weiss1, *Valerie L. Luks1, *W. Mark Saltzman4, *David H. Stitelman1
1Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT;2Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University, New Haven, CT;3Yale University School of Medicine, Milford, CT;4Yale University School of Medicine; Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University, New Haven, CT
10:50 AM 14. Enhanced Systemic and Intestinal Glucose Metabolism After Sleeve Gastrectomy
*David A. Harris, *Amir Mina, *Dimitrije Cabarkapa, *Keyvan Heshmati, *Renuka Subramaniam, *Alexander Banks, Ali Tavakkoli, Eric G. Sheu
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
11:00 AM 15. Utilization of a Novel Engineered Nanofibrous Scaffold Loaded with Resveratrol in a Preclinical Full Thickness Wound Model in Mice
*Gopi D. Ukani1, *Jacob Campbell2, *Rajesh Lakhsmanan2, *André O’Reilly Beringhs3, *Vaithinathan Selvaraju2, *Mahesh Thirunavukkarasu2, *Virginia Parker1, *Xiuling Lu3, *J Alexander Palesty1, *Nilanjana Maulik2
1St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT;2University of Connecticut Health, Farmington, CT;3University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
11:10 AM 16. Preemptive Analgesia Decreases Pain Following Anorectal Surgery: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Trial
*Justin T. Van Backer
Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
11:20 AM 17. Variation in Long-Term Oncologic Outcomes by Types of Cancer Center Accreditation: An Analysis of a SEER-Medicare Population with Pancreatic Cancer
*Zhi Ven Fong, *David C. Chang, Carlos Fernandez-del Castillo, Cristina R. Ferrone, *Ginger Jin, *Angela Tramontano, *Chin Hur, Andrew L. Warshaw, Keith D. Lillemoe, Motaz Qadan
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
11:30 AM 18. Extracellular Vesicles Increase Myocardial Blood Flow and Decrease Inflammation in a Porcine Model of Chronic Myocardial Ischemia
*Laura A. Scrimgeour, *Brittany A. Potz, *Vasile I. Pavlov, *Yuhong Liu, *Guangbin Shi, *Melissa Stanley, *Bonnie Colantuano, *Ruhul Abid, *Neel R. Sodha, *Frank W. Sellke
Brown University, Providence, RI
11:40 AM 19. Barriers and Facilitators to Communication of Perioperative Goals of Care Among Clinicians of Complex Surgical Patients: A Multi-Disciplinary Qualitative Investigation
*Brooks V. Udelsman1,2, *Katherine Lee3,4, *Lara N. Traeger5, Keith D. Lillemoe1, *David C. Chang2, *Zara Cooper4
1Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA;2Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA;3Department of Surgery, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA;4Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA;5Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA
11:50 am Lunch
Session III
Moderator: Walter E. Longo
12:30 PM 20. Psychosocial Outcomes Following Adolescent Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
*Spencer W. Trooboff1, *Ryland S. Stucke1, *Jesse A. Columbo1, *Ravinder Kang1, *Philip P. Goodney1, *Natalie BV Riblet2
1Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH;2The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Hanover, NH
12:40 PM 21. Reduction in B cells and Increased M2 Macrophage Polarization Are Associated with Improved Glycemic Control after Sleeve Gastrectomy
*Todd A. Brenner, *David A. Harris, *Renuka Subramanian, Ali Tavakkoli, Eric G. Sheu
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
12:50 PM 22. Age: A Better Predictor of Outcomes than Frailty in Emergency General Surgery
*John T Langford MD1, Matthew M Fleming MD1, Jiajun Luo MPH2, Yawei Zhang MD PhD MPH2,3, Kevin Y Pei MD FACS1
1Yale School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, New Haven, CT; 2Section of Surgical Outcomes and Epidemiology, Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 3Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT
1:00 PM 23. Identifying Preoperative Predictors of Weight Loss and Weight Regain after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: a Prospective Human Study
*Hassan Aliakbarian, *Keyvan Heshmati, Eric Sheu, Ali Tavakkoli
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
1:10 PM 24. C-Cbl Expression Correlates with Human Colorectal Cancer Survival and its Wnt/ â-catenin Suppressor Function is Regulated by Tyr371 Phosphorylation
*Nkiruka Arinze1, *Sowmiya Kumaradevan1, *Shin Y. Lee1, *Sean Richards1, *Vijay Kolachalama1, *Chimera Lyle1, *Qing Zhao1, *Umit Tapan1, *Yilan Jiangliu1, *Shmyle Ghumman1, *Joshua Walker1, *Mostafa Belghasem1, *Angela Kuhnen1, *Janice Weinberg2, *Jean Francis1, *Kevan Hartshorn1, *Daniel Cifuentes1, *Nader Rahimi1, *Vipul Chitalia1
1Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA;2Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA
1:20 PM 25. Decreased Post-Surgical Opioid Prescribing Does Not Affect Provider Satisfaction Scores
*Christopher E. Louie, *Julia L. Kelly, Richard J. Barth, Jr
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
1:30 PM 26. Nasal Delivery of VEGF Accelerates Compensatory Lung Growth via an HB-EGF-Dependent Mechanism
*Duy T. Dao, *Jacqueline T. Vuong, *Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, *Amy Pan, *Gillian L. Fell, *Meredith A. Baker, *Diane Bielenberg, Mark Puder
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
1:40 27. Utility of Level III Axillary Node Dissection in Melanoma Patients with Palpable Axillary Lymph Node Disease
*David A. Mahvi, *Mark Fairweather, *Charles H. Yoon, *Nancy L. Cho
Brigham and Women's, Boston, MA
2:00 pm Award Announcements & Adjourn

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