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24th Annual Surgical Resident and Fellow Research Presentation Day Program
Program Last Updated: 05/12/2017
8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:25 am Introduction and Welcome Anne C. Larkin

Session I
Moderator: Walter E. Longo

8:30 am 1. Disparity in Amputation Risk for Black Patients: Is It Universal Across All Surgeons?
Sahael M. Stapleton, MD, Yanik J. Bababekov, MD, MPH, Daniel A. Hashimoto, MD, Michael T. Watkins, MD, David C. Chang, PhD, MBA, MPH
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
8:40 am 2. Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) Underestimates Morbidity and Mortality in Patients with Ascites
Matthew Fleming, MD1, Fangfang Liu, MD2, Yawei Zhang, MD, PhD3, Kevin Y. Pei, MD1
1Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2Section of Surgical Outcomes and Epidemiology, Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine & Beijing 302 Hospital, Beijing, China, New Haven, CT, 3Section of Surgical Outcomes and Epidemiology, Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
8:50 am 3. Detection of Tumor-Specific Mutations in Plasma DNA: A Potential Biomarker for Monitoring Cancer Treatment Response and Recurrence
Jennifer Jackson, PhD1, Emiko Yamada, BS1, Anders Stahlberg, PhD2, Stefan Filges, PhD2, Paul Krzyzanowski, PhD3, Virginia Litle, MD1, Lincoln Stein, PhD4, Tony Godfrey, PhD1
1Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, 3Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto, ON, 4Ontario Institute of Cancer Research, Toronto, ON
9:00 am 4. Kidney Transplant with and without Native Nephrectomy for Polycystic Kidney Disease: Results of the National Inpatient Sample and the Rationale for a Two-Staged Procedure
Raymond A. Jean, MD, Mehida Alexandre, MD, Peter S. Yoo, MD
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
9:10 am 5. Development of a Flow Cytometric Assay to Study the Tumor Microenvironment During Immunotherapy
Daniel Munger, BSC1, Kim Wigglesworth, BSC1, Sascha Kristian, PhD2, Nicole Walsh, PhD1, Giles Whalen, MD1
1University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, 2Agalimmune Ltd., Sandwich, UNITED KINGDOM
9:20 am 6. Contemporary Outcomes of Surgical Management of Complicated Thoracic Infections
Ian C. Bostock, MD, MS, Joseph D. Phillips, MD, Timothy M. Millington, MD, David J. FInley, MD
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
9:30 am 7. Pioglitazone Prevents Hepatocellular Carcinoma Development in a Rat Model of Cirrhosis
Shen Li, MD, Sarani Ghoshal, PhD, Gunisha Arora, PhD, Derek J. Erstad, MD, Michael Lanuti, MD, Kenneth K. Tanabe, MD, Bryan C. Fuchs, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
9:40 am 8. Prophylactic Ureteral Stenting in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Colectomy: Revisiting Traditional Practice
Valerie L. Luks, BS, Jonathan Merola, MD, Kevin Y. Pei, MD
Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
9:50 am 9. The Impact of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis on the Diagnostic Accuracy of Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy
Seungjun Kim, AB, Bassam I. Aswad, MD, Latha R. Pisharodi, MD, Peter J. Mazzaglia, MD
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
10:00 am Break
Session II
Moderator: James C. Hebert
10:10 am 10. Acute Proximal Jejunal Exclusion Lowers Intestinal Glucose Absorption
Eleanor J. M. Rudge, MD, Ali Tavakkoli, MD, Eric Sheu, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
10:20 am 11. Sleeve Gastrectomy Alters Hepatic Immune Phenotype and Improves Glucose Tolerance
David A. Harris, MD, Renuka Subramaniam, PhD, Eleanor Rudge, MD, Hassan Aliakbarian, MD, Thomas Mielewczyk, BS, Ali Tavakkoli, MD, Eric Sheu, MD, DPhil
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
10:30 am 12. Experience Matters: Robotic-Assisted Lobectomies in the National Cancer Database
Brian N. Arnold, MD1, Daniel C. Thomas, MD1, Raja Narayan, MD2, Justin D. Blasberg, MD1, Frank C. Detterbeck, MD1, Daniel J. Boffa, MD1, Anthony W. Kim, MD3
1Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, 3Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
10:40 am 13. Slide Esophagoplasty vs. End-to-End Anastomosis for Recalcitrant Esophageal Stricture following Esophageal Atresia Repair
Ali Kamran, MD, Charles J. Smithers, MD, Michael A. Manfredi, MD, Thomas E. Hamilton, MD, Peter D. Ngo, MD, David Zurakowski, PhD, Russell W. Jennings
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
10:50 am 14. Early Thoracic Surgery Consultation Reduces Length of Stay for Severely Displaced Rib Fractures
Fariha Sheikh, MD, Kayla A. Fay, BS, Timothy M. Millington, MD, D. Joshua Mancini, MD, David J. Finley, MD, Joseph D. Phillips, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
11:00 am 15. Improvements in Breast Cancer Characteristics Associated with Bariatric Surgery
Keyvan Heshmati, MD, Elisha Pranckevicius, Ali Ardestani, MD, David A. Harris, MD, Ali Tavakkoli, MD, Eric Sheu, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women's hospital, Boston, MA
11:10 am 16. Identifying Drivers of Multiple Readmissions Following Pulmonary Lobectomy
Raymond A. Jean, MD1, Alexander S. Chiu, MD1, Justin D. Blasberg, MD1, Daniel J. Boffa, MD1, Frank C. Detterbeck, MD1, Anthony W. Kim, MD2
1Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, CA
11:20 am 17. Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytopathology Associated with Non-Invasive Follicular Thyroid Neoplasm with Papillary-Like Nuclear Features: How to Counsel Patients about Operative Risk?
Brenessa M. Lindeman, MD, MEHP, Matthew A. Nehs, MD, Atul A. Gawande, MD, MPH, Francis D. Moore Jr., MD, Gerard M. Doherty, MD, Nancy L. Cho, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
11:30 am 18. Alcohol Modulates the NF?B Pathway in Ischemic Myocardium
Laura A. Scrimgeour, MD, Brittany A. Potz, MD, Nassrene Y. Elmadhun, MD, Louis M. Chu, MD, Frank W. Sellke, MD
Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI
11:40 am 19. Surgical Management of Gallbladder Cancer: Simple Versus Extended Cholecystectomy and the Role of Adjuvant Therapy
Gyulnara G. Kasumova, MD, Omidreza Tabatabaie, MD, MPH, Mark P. Callery, MD, Andrea Bullock, MD, Ayotunde B. Fadayomi, MBBS, MPH, Sing Chau Ng, MS, Robert Fisher, MD, Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, MPH
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
11:50 am Lunch
Session III
Moderator: Peter J. Mazzaglia
12:30 pm 20. Heparin Impairs Compensatory Lung Growth by Sequestering VEGF into Extracellular Matrix and Reducing Mitogenic Signaling of the Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor 2
Duy T. Dao1, Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos1, Jared Ourieff1, Amy Pan1, Hiroko Kishikawa1, Paul D. Mitchell2, Gillian L. Fell1, Meredith A. Baker1, Hong Chen1, Michael S. Rogers1, Randolph Watnick1, Diane R. Bielenberg1, Mark Puder1
1Vascular Biology Program and Department of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2Clinical Research Center, Biostatistics Core, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
12:40 pm 21. Young Patients and Rectal Cancer
Anne M. Dinaux, BSC/MD, Lieve G. Leijssen, MD, Liliana G. Bordeianou, MD, M.P.H., Hiroko Kunitake, MD, David L. Berger, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
12:50 pm 22. Local Anesthesia in Elective EVAR Reduces Resource Utilization Without Affecting Outcomes
Ian C. Bostock, MD, MS1, Devin S. Zarkowsky, MD1, Caitlin W. Hicks, MD, MS2, David H. Stone, MD1, Shant N. Vartanian, MD3, Philip P. Goodney, MD, MS1
1Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, 2Johns Hopkins University Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, 3University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
1:00 pm 23. Reducing Road Traffic Death: Where Should We Focus Global Health Initiatives?
Ya-Ching Hung, MD1, Yanik J. Bababekov, MD, MPH1, Sahael Stapleton, MD1, Swagoto Mukhopadhyaym, MD2, Song-Lih Huang, MD, PHD3, David C. Chang, PhD, MPH,MBA1
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery, Boston, MA, 2Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 3National Yang Ming University, Taipei
1:10 pm 24. Surgical Tray Optimization is a Simple Way to Decrease Perioperative Costs
James S. Farrelly, MD1, Crystal Clemons, MPH2, Sherri Witkins, BSN, RN, CNOR2, Emily R. Christison-Lagay, MD1, Doruk E. Ozgediz, MD, MSc1, Robert A. Cowles, MD1, David H. Stitelman, MD1, Michael G. Caty, MD, MMM1
1Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, New Haven, CT
1:20 pm 25. Local Multivisceral Resection After Neoadjuvant Treatment for Clinically Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer
Anne M. Dinaux, MD, Lieve G. Leijssen, MD, Liliana G. Bordeianou, MD, M.P.H., Hiroko Kunitake, MD, David L. Berger, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1:30 pm 26. Localization of Muscarinic Receptors to the Crypt Stem Cell Compartment of the Murine Small Intestine
Chasen J. Greig, MD, Sarah J. Armenia, MS, Vincent R. Klump, BS, Robert A. Cowles, MD
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
1:45 pm Award Announcements & Adjourn

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