Department of Surgery Showcases Its Research

Published May 27, 2019

Fifteen oral presentations were given and 36 poster presentations were on display during the Department of Surgery’s 15th annual Research Day.

Best Presentations Recognized

The following projects and researchers were recognized as best in the oral presentation category:

First Place

“Improving the Performance of the Revised Trauma Score (RTS) for Pediatric Trauma Patients Using Shock Index (SI) and Oxygen Saturation (SpO2) — a National Trauma Databank Study (NTDB) 2011-2015”

Presenter: Radu Filipescu, MD, pediatric surgery fellow

Other co-authors: Colin A. Powers, MD; Han Yu, MBBS, PhD; David H. Rothstein, MD, associate professor of surgery; Carroll M. Harmon, MD, John E. Fisher Chair in pediatric surgery and chief of pediatric surgery; Brian Clemency, DO, associate professor of emergency medicine; Weidun Alan Guo, MD, PhD, professor of clinical surgery; Kathryn Bass, MD, clinical associate professor of surgery

Second Place

“Multisource Feedback Driven Intervention Improves Surgeon Leadership and Teamwork”

Presenter: Jinwei Hu, MD, clinical informatics fellow

Other co-authors: Robert Lee, MD, clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology; Sarah Mullin; Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD, professor and chair of surgery; Larry Harmon, PhD; Paul Gregory, PhD; Peter L. Elkin, MD, professor and chair of biomedical informatics

Third Place

“The Association of Nodal Upstaging with Surgical Approach and Its Impact on Long Term Survival After Resection of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”

Presenter: Luke DeGraaff, fourth-year medical student  

Other co-authors: Mark W. Hennon, MD, clinical associate professor of surgery; Adrienne Groman; Todd L. Demmy, MD, professor of surgery; Sai Yendamuri, MD, associate professor of surgery

Oral Presentations

Other oral presentations were:

  • “Transplant Outcomes of Donation After Circulatory Death Kidneys Recovered With vs. Without Pre-Recovery Heparin Administration”
    Presenter: John Reinier F. Narvaez, MD, general surgery resident
    Other co-author: Liise K. Kayler, MD, clinical professor of surgery  
  • “Improved Survival and Amputation-Free Survival with Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACEI) in Patients Undergoing Endovascular Interventions (EVI) For Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI)”
    Presenter: Sai M. Kottapalli, DO, vascular surgery integrated resident
    Other co-authors: Sikandar Z. Khan, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery; Mollie O’Brien-Irr; Mariel Rivero, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery; Raphael Blochle, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery; Gregory Cherr, MD, associate professor of surgery; Maciej L. Dryjski, MD, PhD, professor of surgery; Hasan H. Dosluoglu, MD, associate professor of surgery; Vincent L. Rowe, MD; Linda M. Harris, MD, professor of surgery
  • “Pedal Arch Patency Predicts Limb Salvage Independent of Tibial Vessel Complexity, WIfI Score or Global Anatomic Staging System (GLASS) Grade”
    Presenter: Brendon Reilly, MD, vascular surgery integrated resident
    Other co-authors: Mariel Rivero, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery; Sikandar Z. Khan, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery; Gregory Cherr, MD, associate professor of surgery; Linda M. Harris, MD, professor of surgery; Maciej L. Dryjski, MD, PhD, professor of surgery; Hasan H. Dosluoglu, MD, associate professor of surgery
  • “Novel Arteriovenous Banding Technique for Treatment of Access Related Hand Ischemia (ARHI)”
    Presenter: Sai M. Kottapalli, DO, vascular surgery integrated resident
    Other co-authors: Richard Curl, MD; Linda M. Harris, MD, professor of surgery
  • “Breast Cancer Late Recurrence is Associated with Pro-Cancerous Immune Cells in Primary Tumor”
    Presenter: Takashi Takeshita, MD, PhD
    Other co-authors: Li Yan, PhD; Kazuaki Takabe, MD, PhD, professor of surgery
  • “Pediatric (PTC) vs. Adult Trauma Centers (ATC): Closing the Gap in Non-Operative Management (NOM) of Splenic Injuries (SI) — A National Trauma Data Bank Study (NTDB)”
    Presenter: Radu Filipescu, MD, pediatric surgery fellow
    Other co-authors: Colin A. Powers, MD; Han Yu, MBBS, PhD; David H. Rothstein, MD, associate professor of surgery; Carroll M. Harmon, MD, John E. Fisher Chair in pediatric surgery and chief of pediatric surgery; Brian Clemency, DO, associate professor of emergency medicine; Weidun Alan Guo, MD, PhD, professor of clinical surgery; Kathryn Bass, MD, clinical associate professor of surgery
  • “Survival Benefit of Chest CT Over CXR in Trauma”
    Presenter: Katie Konesky, MD, general surgery resident
    Other co-authors: Jane Y. Zhao, MD, general surgery resident; Kabir Jalal, PhD; Jihnhee Yu, PhD; Weidun Alan Guo, MD, PhD, professor of clinical surgery
  • “Gender Representation in Pediatric Surgical Authorship”
    Presenter: Alexandra Marrone, MD
    Other co-authors: Loren Berman, MD; David H. Rothstein, MD, associate professor of surgery
  • “Association of Perioperative Red Blood Cell Transfusion with Postoperative Deep Venous Thrombosis in Pediatric Patients”
    Presenter: David H. Rothstein, MD, associate professor of surgery
    Other co-authors: Sarah B. Cairo, MD, clinical instructor of surgery; Beverly A. Schaefer, MD, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics; Timothy B. Lautz, MD
  • “Preoperative Platelet Leukocyte Ratio as an Independent Risk Factor for Postoperative Outcomes in Colorectal Cancers”
    Presenter: Carrie Ryan, MD, general surgery resident
    Other co-authors: Csaba Gajdos, MD, clinical associate professor of surgery; Leili Pourafkari, MD, Catholic Health System resident; Nader D. Nader, MD, PhD, professor of anesthesiology
  • “The Impact of Underlying Cardiac Comorbidity on Major Adverse Cardiac Events After Colorectal Surgery: An Analysis of 190,038 Patients”
    Presenter: Neha Lad, MD
    Other co-authors: Csaba Gajdos, MD, clinical associate professor of surgery; Nader D. Nader, MD, PhD, professor of anesthesiology
  • “Association of Pre-Cannulation Metabolic Acidemia and Mortality in Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation”
    Presenter: Ben Ham, MD
    Authors: Jane Y. Zhao, MD, general surgery resident; David H. Rothstein, MD, associate professor of surgery

POSTER PRESENTATION AWARDS

Group 1

“Teaching Surgery Novices and Trainees Advanced Laparoscopic Suturing: A Trial and Tribulations”

Authors: Arianne Train, DO, MPH, clinical assistant instructor of surgery; Jinwei Hu, MD, clinical informatics fellow; John Reinier F. Narvaez, MD, general surgery resident; L.M. Miller; Gregory E. Wilding, PhD; Lora Cavuoto, PhD; Ekaterina Noyes, PhD, MPH; Aaron B. Hoffman, MD, clinical associate professor of surgery; Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD, professor and chair of surgery

Group 2

“Reentry Devices at the Infra-Popliteal Level”

Authors: Elias N. Fakhoury, DO; Mariel Rivero, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery; Sikandar Z. Khan, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery; Gregory Cherr, MD, associate professor of surgery; Linda M. Harris, MD, professor of surgery; Maciej L. Dryjski, MD, PhD, professor of surgery; Hasan H. Dosluoglu, MD, associate professor of surgery

Group 3

“Ex Vivo Perfusion of Tumor Containing Human Liver Specimens: A Novel Model for Malignancy”

Authors: Michael M. Wach, MD, general surgery resident; Samantha M. Ruff; Reed I. Ayabe; Mohammed Jafferji; Kirsten Remmert; Imani Alexander; Surajit Sinha; Alok Ranjan; James D. McDonald; Shreya Gupta; Maureen George; David Kleiner; Jeremy L. Davis; Jonathan M. Hernandez

Group 4

“Fluorescent Cholangiography in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and the Use in Pediatric Patients”

Authors: Kristen A. Calabro, MD, pediatric surgery research fellow; Carroll M. Harmon, MD, John E. Fisher Chair in pediatric surgery and chief of pediatric surgery; Kaveh Vali, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery

Poster Presentations

Other poster presentations in Group 1 were:

  • “Genitourinary Foreign Bodies: An Underestimated and Serious Problem in the Prison Population”
    Authors: Tyler J. Maiers, MD, urology resident; David J. Abramowitz, urology resident; John J. Bodkin, MD, clinical assistant professor of urology
  • “Surgical Delay in Peptic Ulcer Perforation Leads to Serious Adverse Outcomes”
    Authors: Jinwei Hu, MD, clinical informatics fellow; Rafael E. Perez, MD, general surgery resident; Kabir Jalal, PhD; Jihnhee Yu, PhD; Jeffrey M. Jordan, MD, PhD, assistant professor of surgery
  • “Development of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol for Emergency General Surgery”
    Authors: Jinwei Hu, MD, clinical informatics fellow; Jeffrey M. Jordan MD, PhD, assistant professor of surgery
  • “Radiologic Analysis of Vernix Caseosa Peritonitis: Report of Two Cases”
    Authors: M. Nadeem; J. Binns; J. Butsch; C. Chung
  • “Characterizing the Learning Curve of a Virtual Intracorporeal Suturing Simulator (VBLAST-SS)”
    Authors: Yaoyu Fu; Lora Cavuoto, PhD, associate professor of surgery; Karthikeyan Panneerselvam; Venkata Sreekanth Arikatla; Andinet Enquobahrie; Suvranu De; Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD, professor and chair of surgery
  • “Electronic Scoring System for Medical Articles (ESSMA)”
    Author: Abdulraouf Lamoshi, MD, clinical assistant instructor of surgery
  • “Maintaining Optimal Trauma Outcomes: Resilience in the Midst of an Electronic Health System Ransomware Attack”
    Authors: John Reinier F. Narvaez, MD, general surgery resident; Jane Y. Zhao, MD, general surgery resident; Jennifer L. Pugh, MD, clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine; Mandip Panesar, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine; Weidun Alan Guo, MD, PhD, professor of clinical surgery
  • “Do Preoperative Multidisciplinary Meeting and Medical Optimization Improve the Outcome of High-Risk Patients Undergoing Non-Cardiac Surgeries?”
    Authors: Mir Ali Abbas-Khan, MD; Francis Chang, MD; Leili Pourafkari, MD, Catholic Health System resident; Mariel Rivero, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery; Hasan H. Dosluoglu, MD, associate professor of surgery; Csaba Gajdos, MD, clinical associate professor of surgery; Nader D. Nader, MD, PhD, professor of anesthesiology

Other poster presentations in Group 2 were:

  • “Foley Catheter Use in Endovascular Aneurysm Repair”
    Authors: Brittany Montross, MD, vascular surgery integrated resident; Monica O’Brien-Irr; Linda M. Harris, MD, professor of surgery; Hasan H. Dosluoglu, MD, associate professor of surgery; Maciej L. Dryjski, MD, PhD, professor of surgery
  • “Endovascular Repair of Ascending Aortic Pseudoaneurysm Presenting with Hemoptysis”
    Authors: Brittany Montross, MD, vascular surgery integrated resident; Mariel Rivero, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery; Hasan H. Dosluoglu, MD, associate professor of surgery
  • “Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Does Not Compromise Outcomes in NSCLC Patients With Clinical N1 Disease”
    Authors: Nick Scott; Sarah Rodwin; Bre Nelson; Najya Fayyaz; Rene J. Bouchard; Adrienne Groman; Sai Yendamuri, MD, associate professor of surgery
  • “Impact of the Thoracic Multidisciplinary Cancer Conference on Cancer Care”
    Authors: A. Sykes; C. Gaudioso, MD, PhD; T. Demmy, MD; E. Dexter, MD; M. Hennon, MD; A. Picone, MD, PhD; S. Yendamuri, MD; P. Whalen, PhD; K. Attwood, PhD; C. Nwogu, MD, PhD
  • “Functional ‘Hotness Score’ Predicts Not Only Patients’ Prognosis But Also Chemotherapy Sensitivity in Breast Cancer”
    Authors: Eriko Katsuta; Li Yan, PhD; Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD; Kazuaki Takabe, MD, PhD, professor of surgery
  • “Bilateral Chest Wall Tumors in an Infant”
    Authors: Kristen A. Calabro, MD, pediatric surgery research fellow; John R. McGrath, MD, clinical assistant professor of radiology; Elizabeth A. Bowdish, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery
  • “Retroperitoneoscopic Resection of a T11-L2 Right-Sided Ganglioneuroma”
    Authors: Phillip B. Ham, MD, pediatric surgery fellow; Clare J. Twist, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics; David H. Rothstein, MD, associate professor of surgery
  • “Urine Drug Screening Positivity Rates in Patients from Chemical-Dependence Programs in Western New York State”
    Authors: Bing Su; Fazlollah Loghmanee, MD, clinical associate professor of pathology and anatomical sciences; Paul J. Kostyniak, PhD, professor of pharmacology and toxicology

Other poster presentations in Group 3 were:

  • “Optimization of Brain Metastasis Orthotopic Patient-Derived Xenograft Mouse Model for Breast Cancer”
    Authors: Masanori Oshi; Maiko Okano; Aparna Mitai; Kazuaki Takabe, MD, PhD, professor of surgery
  • “Comparison of PS785, a Photodynamic Therapy Photosensitizer, to Porfirmer Sodium (Photofrin) for the Treatment of Human Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Xenografts”
    Authors: A. Kloc; K. Attwood; F.A. Durrani; W. Bshara; R. Pandey; C. Nwogu
  • “CBL0137 Regional Cancer Therapy for Murine Sarcoma Lung Metastases”
    Authors: Jennifer Loo; Claire Conrad; Daniel Fisher, PhD; Minhyung Kim, MD; Joseph Skitzki, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery
  • “Higher Gene Expression of APOBEC3C-H in Tumor Associates With Improved Survival in Breast Cancer”
    Authors: Mariko Asaoka; Santosh K. Patnaik, clinical assistant professor of surgery; Takashi Ishikawa; Kazuaki Takabe, MD, PhD, professor of surgery
  • “Predictive Model for Early Tracheostomy Requirement in Pediatric Trauma Patients With Head Injury — A National Trauma Databank Study”
    Authors: Radu Filipescu, MD, pediatric surgery fellow; Colin A. Powers, MD; Han Yu, MBBS, PhD; David H. Rothstein, MD, associate professor of surgery; Carroll M. Harmon, MD, John E. Fisher Chair in pediatric surgery and chief of pediatric surgery; Weidun Alan Guo, MD, PhD, professor of clinical surgery; Kathryn Bass, MD, clinical associate professor of surgery
  • “Incidence and Management of Urologic Complications in Renal Transplants”
    Authors: David Abramowitz, MD, urology resident; Liise K. Kayler, MD, clinical professor of surgery
  • “Impact of Cold Ischemia Time on DCD Renal Transplant Outcomes”
    Authors: John Reinier F. Narvaez, MD, general surgery resident; Liise K. Kayler, MD, clinical professor of surgery
  • “An Animated Video to Educate African Americans About Key Concepts of Kidney Allocation”
    Authors: John Reinier F. Narvaez, MD, general surgery resident; Beth Dolph, PhD; Thomas H. Feeley, PhD; Liise K. Kayler MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery

Other poster presentations in Group 4 were:

  • “Predictive Model for Operative Intervention for Bowel Perforation After MVC Blunt Abdominal Trauma with Equivocal CT Scan in Children”
    Authors: A. Lamoshi; N. Wagner; L. Miller; T. Fibiano; G. Wildling; D. Rothstein
  • “Early Tracheostomy in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Reduces Incidence of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia”
    Authors: A. Nordin; C. Whitney; K. Jalal; J. Yu; J. Wilkins; J. Jordan
  • “Does Timing of Tracheostomy in Severe Traumatic Brain Injured Patients Affect Development of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia?”
    Authors: Crystal C. Whitney, MD; Andrew B. Nordin, general surgery resident; Chelsea Hoenes, general surgery resident; Briana DiGiore, MD; Kabir Jalal, PhD; Jeffrey M. Jordan, MD, PhD, assistant professor of surgery
  • “Lower Urinary Tract Injury: Is Urology Consultation Necessary?”
    Authors: Michael Ernst, MD, urology resident; Amanda K. Sherman; Adam Klein, MD; Weidun Alan Guo, MD, PhD, professor of clinical surgery
  • “Association of Anesthesia Type With Prolonged Post-Operative Intubation in Neonates Undergoing Inguinal Hernia Repair”
    Authors: A. Lamoshi; V. Elberson; J. Lerman; L. Miller; J. Dughayli; G. Wilding; D.H. Rothstein
  • “Pancreaticoduodenectomy for the Treatment of Pancreatic Neoplasms in Children: A Pediatric Surgical Oncology Research Collaborative Study”
    Authors: S. Vasuvedin; D.H. Rothstein; R. Dasgupta
  • “Provider Education Decreases Opioid Prescribing After Pediatric Umbilical Hernia Repair”
    Authors: K. Piper; K.J. Baxter; M. Wetzel; M. McCracken; C. Travers; S. Slater; S.B. Cairo; D. Rothstein; R. Cina; M. Dassinger; P. Bonasso; A.M. Lipskar; N. Denning; K.F. Heiss; M.V. Raval
  • “Risk Factors for Inpatient Mortality in U.S. Patients Born With Gastroschisis in 2016”
    Author: A. Lamoshi; D. Rothstein

The event took place May 23 at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building.