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27th Annual Surgical Resident and Fellow Research Presentation Day Program

2021 Program Outline
All presentations are 6 minute presentation / 3 minute discussion
Program Last Updated: 4.20.2021
*Indicates NESS Non-member
7:50 am Introduction and Welcome
Donald Hess, GME & Candidate Membership Committee Chair
8:00 am Session I
Moderator: Daithi Heffernan
8:00 am 1. Characteristics of Trauma Transfer Patients from Community Affiliates of a Level One Trauma Center
M. Derbyshire, K. Kramer, E. Winston, E. Kelly, T. Kamine, Surgery, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts
8:10 am 2. Re-thinking Pediatric Trauma: Risk Stratification and Predicting Need for Massive Transfusion using Machine Learning for Blunt and Penetrating Trauma
N. Shahi, University of Massachusetts, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, A. Shahi, R. Phillips, D. Bensard, S. Moulton, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado
8:20 am 3. Defining Sepsis Phenotypes - Two Murine Models of Sepsis and Machine Learning
A. Stolarski, J. Nudel, Surgery, Boston University | Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts; J. Kim, D. Remick, Pathology, Boston University | Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts; S. Gunn, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
8:30 am 4. Malignant Melanoma in the Elderly: Different Patient or Different Disease?
J. Smetona, D.C. Sasson, Y. Parsaei, M. Papageorge, S. Aryan, J. Clune, Yale Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, New Haven, Connecticut; K. Olino, Surgery, Yale, New Haven, Connecticut
8:40 am 5. Comparison of Postoperative Opioid Use and Satisfaction Between Paravertebral vs Pectoral Block after Partial Mastectomies
T. Cheung, K. Baran, J. Townsend, M. DiSiena, Surgery, Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, Massachusetts; R. Sohl, S. Ironstone, G. Sheehan, Anesthesiology, Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, Massachusetts; P.M. Johansen, L. Drager, Clinical Research, Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, Massachusetts; N. Thiagalingam, University of New England, Portland, Maine
8:50 am Break
8:55 am Session II
Moderator: Joseph Phillips
8:55 am 6. Nanoparticle mediated in utero delivery of miR-200b for the treatment of pulmonary hypoplasia in congenital diaphragmatic hernia
S.J. Ullrich, N. Yung, S. Ahle, M. Freedman-Weiss, N.L. Maassel, T. Bauer-Pisani, D. Stitelman, Surgery, Yale, New Haven, Connecticut; A. Piotrowski-Daspit, M. Saltzman, Biomedical Engineering, Yale, New Haven, Connecticut; A. Ricciardi, Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
9:05 am 7. Surgical Outcomes of Pulmonary Valve Infective Endocarditis: A United States Population-Based Analysis
Y. Datar, R. Balasubramaniyan, E. Awtry, A. Cervantes-Arslanian, S. Kimmel, M. Fagan, Z. Weinstein, K. Karlson, N. Edwards, D. McAneny, N. Dobrilovic, K. Yin, Boston University Medical Center, Boston/Roxbury, Massachusetts
9:15 am 8. FG-4592, a prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor, improves long-term pulmonary outcomes in a murine model of bronchopulmonary dysplasia
L.J. Yu, S.C. Fligor, V.H. Ko, S.T. Tsikis, J.D. Secor, A. Pan, M. Puder, Vascular Biology Program, Department of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
9:25 am 9. Cardiomyocyte-Specific Inhibition of Prolyl-4-Hydroxylase 2 (PHD-2) Leads to Increased Pro-angiogenic and Anti-apoptotic Signaling and Preservation of Cardiac Function in a Murine Genetic Myocardial Infarction Model
J. Palesty, The Stanley J. Dudrick, Department of Surgery, Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, Connecticut; S. Lim, P.S. Radhakrishna, M. Thirunavukkarasu, N. Maulik, Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut
9:35 am 10. Patient Factors Associated With High Opioid Consumption Following Common Surgical Procedures Following State Mandated Opioid Prescription Regulations
A. Sacklow, A. Malhotra, E. Jones, P. Callas, M. Fujii, C. Colovos, Department of Surgery, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
9:45 am Break
9:55 am Session III
Moderator: Wasef Abu-Jaish
9:55 am 11. Lymphadenectomy in Gallbladder Adenocarcinoma: Are We Doing Enough?
M.V. Papageorge, S.W. de Geus, A.P. Woods, S. Ng, A. Merrill, M.R. Cassidy, D. McAneny, J.F. Tseng, T.E. Sachs, Department of Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
10:05 am 12. Too Sick or Not Too Sick? Transplant Center Variability in Delisting from the Kidney Transplant Waitlist and 1-Year Mortality
C.M. Sokas, A. Salim, J.T. Adler, Surgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; R. Rodrigue, Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts; S. Husain, Nephrology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York
10:15 am 13. Transamniotic Fetal Immunotherapy (TRAFIT): IgG Delivery
A. Whitlock, D. Labuz, I. Kycia, D. Zurakowski, D.O. Fauza, Surgery, Boston Childrens Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
10:25 am 14. A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial of the effects of infusing local analgesia on post-operative pain during laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.
M. Rade, R. Birkett, H. Ford, D. Birkett, D. Nepomnayshy, Surgery, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, Massachusetts; A. Jayaram, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
10:35 am 15. National Estimate of Surgery Prescription Opioid Misuse and Diversion in US Adults and Associated Risk Factors
E. Porter, O. Sacks, N. Ramkumar, R.J. Barth, Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire
10:45 am Break
10:50 am Session IV
Moderator: Jaswin Sawnhey
10:50 am 16. Modified Gut Microbiome Induced by Sleeve Gastrectomy Promotes Colitis-associated Cancer
J.N. Luo, R. Subramaniam, T. Lo, A. Moscalu, A. Tavakkoli, J. Yoo, E. Sheu, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
11:00 am 17. Impact of Patient Primary Language upon Immediate Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy
A.P. Woods, M.V. Papageorge, S.W. de Geus, A. Alonso, S. Ng, A. Merrill, M.R. Cassidy, D.S. Roh, T.E. Sachs, D. McAneny, J.F. Tseng, F.T. Drake, Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
11:10 am 18. Comparison of Wireless Localization Alternatives to Wire Localization for Non-Palpable Breast Lesions
B. Kelly, A.J. Webster, C. McGugin, S.B. Coopey, B.L. Smith, M.A. Gadd, K.S. Hughes, M.C. Specht, Division of Surgical Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
11:20 am 19. Stoma Closure and Reinforcement (SCAR) Trial: 30 Day Safety and Efficacy
R.D. Shaw, J.L. Goldwag, M. Eid, L. Wilson, S. Ivatury, M. Wilson, General Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, New Hampshire
11:30 am 20. Moving the Needle in Pancreatic Cancer: The Impact of Modern Treatment Paradigm on Survival
A. Mohamed, T. Fitzgerald, Surgical Oncology, Tufts University School Of Medicine/Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine; D. Macgillivray, Endocrine, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine; C. Hayward, Oncology, Maine Medical Center, Scarborough, Maine
11:40 am Award Discussion
11:50 am Award Announcements & Adjourn

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