Weidun Alan Guo MD, PhD, FACS

Weidun Alan Guo

Weidun Alan Guo
MD, PhD, FACS

Professor of Clinical Surgery

Department of Surgery

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Surgery - Laparoscopic; Surgery - Trauma; Surgical Critical Care - Surgery

Contact Information
Erie County Medical Center
DK Miller Building, Third Floor
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, New York 14215
Phone: (716) 898-5283
Fax: (716) 898-3194
waguo@buffalo.edu


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Professional Summary:

I am an acute care surgeon board-certified in both surgery and surgical critical care, with clinical focus in trauma, emergency general surgery and surgical critical care. The most important part of my job is providing compassionate surgical care to my patients, who are often acutely injured and/or critically ill. I have a deep awareness of, and empathy for my patients’ suffering, and I do my best to alleviate it. I practice medicine with a golden rule — “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. I believe that an optimal medical decision is the one that integrates information about the patient’s clinical state and circumstances, the available research evidence, as well as the patient’s values and preferences. I also perform laparoscopic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery (small bowel, colorectal and biliary), complex hernia repair, endoscopy and provide wound care.

My scholarly focus is in the area of trauma and critical care-related pathophysiology. In basic science, I was the first to demonstrate that food high in advanced glycation end-products (AGE) and its interaction with the receptor (RAGE) predispose patients for aspiration-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in trauma. In clinical research, I have been pursuing interests in areas of utilization of imaging study in trauma, prevention of blood clot formation in head injury patients, ICU quality improvement. I was a co-investigator on NIH-funded grants for evaluation of aspiration biomarkers in trauma and surgery, as well as on an SIS multicenter study on duration of antibiotics for abdominal infection. I have mentored numerous surgical residents and medical students in research, which has led to them receiving national research awards. I have a bibliography of 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 6 book chapters, in addition to many oral and poster presentations. I am a member of the editorial review board for the Journal of Surgical Research, and an ad hoc reviewer for many leading journals.

I have a passion for teaching medical students and residents. I find satisfaction in sharing my knowledge, experience and wisdom with those in the training phase of their careers. The trainees’ inquiries have helped me stay current in the field, and ultimately help me render the best care to my patients. As a surgeon, role model and mentor, I have inspired many medical students to pursue surgery as a career.

Education and Training:

  • Other, Surgeons as Leaders: From Operating Room to Boardroom, Division of Education, The American College of Surgeons (2014)
  • Other, SUS Mid-Career Academic Surgery Professional Development Course (2013)
  • Residency, General Surgery Residency, The Cleveland Clinic Heath System, Huron Hospital (2006)
  • Fellowship, Clinical Fellowship, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care., The Ohio State University (2004)
  • Residency, General Surgery Residency, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School (2003)
  • Fellowship, Laparoscopic Research Fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Surgery (1999)
  • Fellowship, Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Dept. of Surgery, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School (1997)
  • Fellowship, Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Dept. of Surgery, Louisiana State University Medical Center (1994)
  • PhD, Lund University, Sweden (1993)
  • Residency, General Surgery Residency, Nanking Railway Medical School, Guangzhou Central Hospital (1990)
  • MD, Shantou University Medical College, China (1984)

Employment:

  • Attending Surgeon, Surgery, Catholic Health (2017-present)
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, Surgery, University at Buffalo, SUNY (2015-present)
  • Attending Surgeon, Surgery, Kaleida Health Hospitals (2012-present)
  • Diplomate, Surgery, American Board of Surgery (2007-present)
  • Attending Surgeon, Trauma Surgeon/Surgical Intensivist, Erie County Medical Center (2006-present)
  • Diplomate, Surgical Critical Care, American Board of Surgery (2007-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Surgery, University at Buffalo, SUNY (2006–2014)

Awards and Honors:

  • 1. Honoree, The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) (2018)
  • 2. Royal Australasian College of Surgeons/AAS International Visiting Professorship Award (2016)
  • 3. Faculty Teaching Award, University at Buffalo (2011)
  • Young Scientists Award (1993)
  • The Lars Hierta Memorial Foundation Award (1992)
  • Medical Faculty (School) Scholarship (1992)
  • National Medical School Residents Award (1987)
  • Medical School Scholarship (1984)

Research Expertise:

  • Research mentor and supervision: Mentor to Jane Zhao, MD, Surgical Resident ECMC Cyberattack on surgical education, 2017
  • Research mentor and supervision: Mentor to Jane Zhao, Surgical resident: Study of impact and clinical outcome during hospital ransomware attack. 2017
  • Research mentor and supervision: Mentor to Reinier Narvaez surgical resident: Study of impact and clinical outcome during hospital ransomware attack. 2017
  • Research mentor and supervision: Mentor to Evan Kessler, surgical resident: Study of impact and clinical outcome during hospital ransomware attack 2017
  • Research mentor and supervision: Mentor for Jane Zhao, MD Surgical resident: CT scan in Thoracic Trauma: a National Trauma Data Bank Study 2017-2018
  • Research mentor and supervision: Mentor to Ashley Beecher, Surgical Resident: Application of Intermountain Risk Score (IRS) in trauma patients, 2015
  • Research mentor and supervision: mentor to Lauren Schmidt, MS-4: Factors Influencing US Medical Students' decision to pursue a surgical career: A Systematic Literature Review 2015 Currently a surgical resident at the University of Temple.
  • Research mentor and supervision: Mentor for David Gleason, MD PGY-5 Surgical resident: Falls from Height and Motor Vehicle Accidents during the Snowvember 2014 in Western New York, 2015. Currently a staff surgeon at Hutchinson Clinic KS
  • Research Mentor and Supervision: Mentor for Adam Perez, MS-2 Malnutrition in trauma patients and the outcomes, 2014. Currently a resident at BU Neurology
  • Research mentor and supervision: mentor to Mcihael Ernst, Urology resident: Lower urological tract blunt trauma, 2017
  • Research mentor and supervision: Mentor to Anthony Turner, MD Medical Student: Added advantage of dual degree, 2017. Currently Morehouse University surgical resident.
  • Research Mentor and Supervision: Mentor to Mark Falco, 3rd Year Medical student: Correlation of CT evidence of clinical hypoperfusion in blunt trauma patients, 2011. Currently a PGY-4 surgical resident at SUNY Buffalo
  • Research Mentor and Supervision: Mentor to Lauren Smithson, MD, surgical resident: Correlation of CT evidence of clinical hypoperfusion in blunt trauma patients, 2011. She is currently a rural surgeon in St. Anthony, Newfoundland.
  • Research Mentor and Supervision: Mentor to Marshall Lutski, MD, surgical resident: Overuse of damage control open abdomen. 2011.
  • Research mentor and supervision: Mentor to Frances I. Uwechue, MD candidate 2019
  • Research mentor and Supervision: Mentor to Muhammad Nadeen, MBBS, Research fellow: Nonoperative management of blunt abdominal trauma in the elderly: Are we pushing the envelope too far? 2015
  • Research Mentor and Supervision: Mentor for Jeffrey Carter, MD, surgical resident: Revisit the role of FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma) in the management of blunt abdominal trauma, 2010. Currently a practicing acute care surgeon
  • Research Mentor and Supervision: Mentor to Robert Malizia, MS-4: Outcome of ICU self-extubation, 2013. Currently a PGY-2 surgical resident at Albany Medical Center
  • Research Mentor and Supervision: Mentor to Urszula Kowalik, MS-3: Correlation of CT evidence of clinical hypoperfusion in blunt trauma patients, 2012. Currently a Urology resident at the University of Vermont.
  • Research mentor and supervision: Mentor to Gene Yang, Surgery resident: Relationship between clinical outcomes and the AAST severity scoring of ACS disease. 2017
  • Research mentor and supervision: Mentor to Jinwei Hu, Surgical resident: imaging study for blunt cardiac contusion 2017
  • Research Mentor and Supervision: Mentor for Brian Strollo, MD, surgical resident: Timing of Initiating Pharmacological Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Patients with brain or spine injury, 2014. Currently an Acute Care Surgery/Surgical Critical Care Fellow at Louisville
  • Research Mentor and Supervision: Mentor to Connor Sullivan MS-3: Overuse of damage control open abdomen, 2014. Currently a surgical resident at Albany Medical College
  • Research Mentor and Supervision: Mentor to Ashleigh Fontenot, MD, surgical resident: Outcome of ICU self-extubation, 2013. Currently an Acute Care Surgery/Surgical Critical Care fellow at Wake Forest.
  • Research Mentor and Supervision: Mentor for Katie Konesky MS-2: Initial Advanced Cardiac Life Support in Trauma Patients with Cardiac Arrest, 2013. Currently a surgical resident at UB. The abstract has been accepted for oral presentation at the 10th Annual Academic Surgical Congress in February 5, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Research Mentor and Supervision: Mentor to Kristine So, MS-3: Application of Intermountain Risk Score (IRS) in trauma patients, 2013 Currently a surgical resident at Memorial Health, Savannah
  • Research Mentor and Supervison: Mentor to Edward Cho, MD, surgical resident: Surgical Residents Adherence to Guideline During Insertions of Central Venous Catheter and Chest Tube 2012 Currently hepatobiliary fellowship program director, Methodist Health System, Richardson, TX
  • Research mentor and supervison: Mentor to Brian Powell MS-3: Application of Intermountain Risk Score (IRS) in trauma patients, 2014
  • Research Supervision, Basic Science research: Julie Ottosen, MD July 2009-June 2010: Advanced glycation end products (AGE) in the mechanisms of acute lung injury due to gastric aspiration in trauma. Julie Ottosen Winner, best resident abstract, "Alagebrium (ALT-711) attenuates gastric aspiration induced pulmonary inflammatory response in mice fed with high AGE diet", Annual Academic Surgical Congress, February 1-3, 2011, Huntington Beach, CA Julie Ottosen Currently Assistant Professor, Division of Critical Care Acute Care Surgery, University of Minnesota
  • Research Supervision. Basic Science Research: Supervised Peter Smit, MD: July 2012-2013: Damage-associated molecular pattern molecules (DAMPs) in gastric aspiration-induced acute lung injury. Peter Smit received a NIH T32 Research Fellowship - Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (2012-2013) Pter Smit is First Place winner, 36th annual ACS COT Residents Trauma Papers Competition. "sRAGE and HMGB1in the Pathogenesis of Aspiration-induced Acute Lung Injury", March 21-23, San Diego Peter Smit is Currently a cardiothoracic fellow at Wake Forest.

Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Julie Ottosen, Peter Smit, WA Guo. (2017) In Jaime Uribarri: Dietary AGEs and Their Role in Health and Disease. In: Advanced Glycation End Products and Their Receptors in Aspiration Induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. CRC Press
  • Turner A, Patel Sunil, Stawicki SP, Guo WA. (2018) The Alphabet Soup of Medical Leadership: Combined Degrees and Added Qualifications. In: Leadership in Healthcare. In Tech
  • Santorelli J, Guo WA, Bloom A, Bonville D. (2018) Minimally Invasive Surgery in Trama: Above and Below the Diaphragm. In: SAGES Acute Care Surgery Manual. Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Ottosen J, Smit P, Guo WA. (2017) Advanced Glycation End Products and their Receptors in Aspiration Induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. In: Dietary AGEs and Their Role in Health and Disease by Jaime Uribarri. CRC Press
  • Hromatka K, Guo WA. (2017) Unnecessary complications: the forgotten urinary catheter. In: Vignettes in Patient Safety. In Tech Open
  • Guo WA, InSergio L, Zanotti-Cavazzoni, Richard Pino. (2016) In: Self-Assessment in Adult Multiprofeswsional Critical Care. Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Guo WA, Steinberg S. (2005) Infections of Skin, Muscle and Soft Tissue. In: Textbook of Critical Care. Elsevier, 1309-1317.

Professional Memberships:

  • Society of University Surgeons (SUS); Member (2018–present)
  • American College of Academic International Medicine (ACAIM); Member (2017–present)
  • Surgical Infection Society (SIS); Member (2011–present)
  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST); Fellow (2011–present)
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma-(EAST); Member (2011–present)
  • American College of Surgeons; Fellow (2009–present)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine-SCCM; Member (2008–present)
  • Association for Academic Surgery (SAS); Member (2007–present)
  • The Zollinger Surgical Society; Member (2004–present)
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

Presentations:

  • "After the Storm-Post Acute Trauma Issues: Prediction, Prevention and Treatment of Infection After Injury" The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 87th Annual Scientific Congress; The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 87th Annual Scientific Congress (2018)
  • "Effect of trauma simulation on improvement and retention of efficiency in trauma resuscitation." Surgical Education Week (2018)
  • "Experience with a faculty teaching compensation plan in an academic surgical residency training program." Surgical Education Week (2018)
  • "Penetrating Trauma Tricky Scenarios: Neck Injuries" The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 87th Annual Scientific Congress (2018)
  • "Trauma Surgery Master Class: Initial Laparotomy for Blunt Trauma" The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 87th Annual Scientific Congress; The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 87th Annual Scientific Congress (2018)
  • "How Well Would Digitally Native Surgery Residents Adapt to a Hospital Ransomware Attack?" 13th Annual Academic Surgical Congress-Quick Shot presentation (2018)
  • "X Ray vs CT in Thoracic Injury: A TQIP Study." 13th Annual Academic Surgical Congress-Quick Shot presentation (2018)
  • "How Well Would Digitally Native Surgery Residents Adapt to a Ransomware Attack at a Level 1 Trauma Center:" American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) Western New York Residents Trauma Papers Competition (2017)
  • "Preparations for International Conference Presentations" Grand Rounds; Shantou University Medical College (2017)
  • "Competitive Advantage of MBA for Physician-Executives: A Systematic Literature Review." 12th Annual Academic Surgical Congress (2017)
  • "My Trauma Center‘s QI Experience" Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress; Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress (2016)
  • "Complex Seppuku-typed Abdominal Laceration Caused by Power Saw" Department of Surgery 12th Annual Research Day (2016)
  • "Oral, maxillary and Cranial Impalement Injury by a Crossbow Arrow." University at Buffalo, Department of Surgery 12th Annual Research Day (2016)
  • "Red Cell Distribution Width Predicting Trauma Mortality is Independent of Severity of Injury." Department of Surgery 12th Annual Research Day (2016)
  • "My Professional Hats" Younger Fellows Forum; Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (2016)
  • "How to Prepare for Scientific Presentations" Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2016)
  • "Factors Influencing US Medical Students Decision to Pursue a Surgical Career: A Systematic Literature Review." 11th Annal Academic Surgical Congress (2016)
  • "Falls from Height and Motor Vehicle Accidents during the Snowvember 2014 in Western New York." 11th Annual Academic Surgical Congress - quick shot (2016)
  • "Timing of Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis after Traumatic Brain Injury: a Survey of EAST Members." 11th Annual Academic Surgical Congress - Quick Shot (2016)
  • "Scientific Papers That Should Have Changed Your Practice: Emergency Surgery" Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma; 29th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly (2016)
  • "Trauma, Hemorrhage and Resuscitation: Are you Ready?" Shantou University Medical College Second Teaching Hospital (2015)
  • "Falls from Height and Motor Vehicle Accidents during the Snowvember 2014 in Western New York" Regional Residents Trauma Papers Competition; American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) (2015)
  • "Intermountain Risk Score (IMRS) is not an Effective Tool in Predicting Trauma Outcome" Regional Residents Trauma Papers Competition.; American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) (2015)
  • "NIL PER OS: TO BE OR NOT TO BE?" Poster Poster session 74th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery; the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery (2015)
  • "Factors Influencing US Medical Students' Decision to Pursue a Surgical Career: A Systematic Literature Review" Department of Surgery University at Buffalo 11th Annual Research Day; State University at Buffalo (2015)
  • "Initial Advanced Cardiac Life Support in Trauma Patients with Cardiac Arrest" Poster presentation at the Department of Surgery University at Buffalo 11th Annual Research Day; State University at Buffalo (2015)
  • "NIL PER OS: TO BE OR NOT TO BE?" Department of Surgery University at Buffalo 11th Annual Research Day; State University at Buffalo (2015)
  • "NIL PER OS:TO BE OR NOT TO BE?" Department of Surgery University at Buffalo 11th Annual Research Day. (2015)
  • "Initial Advanced Cardiac Life Support in Trauma Patients with Cardiac Arrest" 10th Annual Academic Surgical Congress; Academic Surgical Congress (2015)
  • "Initial Advanced Cardiac Life Support in Trauma Patients with Cardiac Arrest." 10th Annual Academic Surgical Congress - Quick shot. (2015)
  • "EMS Educational Dinner: Trauma Case Management" EMS Educational Dinner; Southern Tier Health Care System, INC (2014)
  • "Timing of Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis after Traumatic Brain Injury: a Survey of EAST Members" WNY Residents Trauma Papers Competition; American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) (2014)
  • "Correlation of CT Hypoperfusion Complex and Clinical Hypoperfusion in Adult Blunt Trauma Patients" Oral presentation at the Canadian Surgery Forum (2014)
  • "Correlation of CT Hypoperfusion Complex and Clinical Hypotension in Blunt Trauma Patients" Department of Surgery University at Buffalo 10th Annual Research Day; State University at Buffalo (2014)
  • "Endotracheal Self-Extubation in Surgical/Trauma ICU: Are They All Fine?" Department of Surgery University at Buffalo 10th Annual Research Day; State University at Buffalo (2014)
  • "Synergistic Effect of Acid and Food Particles on Pulmonary Expression of sRAGE and HMGB1 after Aspiration in Mice" Department of Surgery University at Buffalo 10th Annual Research Day; State University at Buffalo, First prize winner. (2014)
  • "West Meets East: Surgical Case Discussions" Grand Rounds; Shantou University Medical College Second Teaching Hospital (2014)
  • "Correlation of CT Hypoperfusion Complex and Clinical Hypotension in Blunt Trauma Patients" 9th Annual Academic Surgical Congress; Academic Surgical Congress (2014)
  • "Endotracheal Self-Extubation in Surgical/Trauma ICU: Are They All Fine?" 9th Annual Academic Surgical Congress; Academic Surgical Congress (2014)
  • "Management of Pancreatic Necrosis. An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Practice Management Guideline (PMG)" 27th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly; EAST (2014)
  • "“The Virchow’s Triad: Challenges for Surgeons”" Department of Surgery Grand Rounds; State University of New York at Buffalo (2013)
  • "sRAGE and HMGB1 in the Pathogenesis of Aspiration-induced Acute Lung Injury" the Department of Surgery University at Buffalo 9th Annual Research Day; State University at Buffalo (2013)
  • "Survey of Surgical Residentss Adherence to Global Protection Techniques During Bedside Procedures" the Department of Surgery University at Buffalo 9th Annual Research Day; University at Buffalo (2013)
  • "sRAGE and HMGB1 in the Pathogenesis of Aspiration-induced Acute Lung Injury" American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) Residents National Trauma Papers Competition; American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) (2013)
  • "A Survey of Surgical Residents in the Practice of Central Venous Catheter and Chest Tube Insertions" the 8th Annual Academic Surgical Congress; Academic Surgical Congress (2013)
  • "Levels Of The Receptor For Advanced Gylcation End Products After Gastric Aspiration Induced Acute Lung Injury In Mice With High AGE Diet" the 8th Annual Academic Surgical Congress; Academic Surgical Congress (2013)
  • "Management of Perforated Peptic Ulcer Disease. An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Practice Management Guideline (PMG)" 26th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly; EAST (2013)
  • "Survey of Surgical Residents’ Adherence to Global Protection Techniques During Bedside Procedures" American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT); American College of Surgeons (2012)
  • "Do we really rely on FAST for decision-making in the management of blunt abdominal trauma?" Poster session 71st Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery; American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery (2012)
  • "“Paradigm Shift: Open Abdomen and Damage Control Surgery”" Grand Rounds; Shantou University Medical College Second Teaching Hospital (2012)
  • "FAST in the Diagnosis of Blunt Abdominal Trauma." Department of Surgery University at Buffalo 8th Annual Research Day (2012)
  • "FAST: Not So Fast in the Diagnosis of Blunt Abdominal Trauma" American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) Western New York Residents Trauma Papers Competition; American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) (2011)
  • "Alagebrium Attenuates Aspiration Induced Pulmonary Inflammatory Response and Improves Pulmonary Function in Mice Fed High AGE Diet" Poster session 70th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery; American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery (2011)
  • "Therapeutic Effect of ALT-711 on Pulmonary Inflammatory Response after Aspiration in Mice High AGE Diet" Department of Surgery University at Buffalo 7th Annual Research Day; State University at Buffalo (2011)
  • "Facing Challenges" Grand Rounds; Shantou University Medical College (2010)
  • "Diet High in Advanced Glycation End Products Exacerbates Pulmonary Inflammatory Response and Impairs Lung Compliance in Mice Following Gastric Aspiration" Department of Surgery University at Buffalo 6th Annual Research Day; Universtiy at Buffalo (2010)
  • "“To VOMIT or not to VOMIT: How Much do We Rely on Modern Imaging Technology?”" Department of Surgery Grand Rounds; State University of New York at Buffalo (2010)
  • "Diet High in Advanced Glycation End Products Exacerbates Pulmonary Inflammatory Response and Impairs Lung Compliance in Mice Following Gastric Aspiration" The 5th Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) annual meeting; Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) (2010)
  • "Detrimental Effects of Dietary Advanced Glycation End Products on Pulmonary Inflammatory Response and Mechanical Compliance in Mice with Gastric Aspiration" American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) Western New York Residents Trauma Papers Competetion; American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (2009)
  • "Advanced Glycation End Products Exacerbate Lung Neutrophil Activity in Mice with Gastric Aspiration-induced Lung Injury" Department of Surgery University at Buffalo 5th Annual Research Day; University at Buffalo (2009)
  • "“Traumatology in the US”" Grand Rounds; Shantou University Medical College (2008)
  • "Biomarkers of Lung Contusion with/without Superimposed Gastric Aspiration in Rats" Department of Surgery University at Buffalo 4th Annual Research Day; University at Buffalo (2008)
  • "Biomarkers of Lung Contusion with/without Superimposed Gastric Aspiration in Rats" 3rd Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) annual meeting; Academic Surgical Congress (2008)
  • "Advanced Glycation End Products Exacerbate Lung Neutrophil Activity in Mice with Gastric Aspiration-induced Lung Injury" American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) Western New York Residents Trauma Paper Competition; American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) (2008)
  • "Are Surgical Residents Comparable with Radiologists in Interpretation of Trauma Images?" American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, 2005 Annual Meeting; American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (2005)
  • "Comparison of Laparoscopic versus Hand-assisted Roux-Y Gastric Bypass" The Eighth International Meeting of Laparoscopic Surgeons (1999)
  • "Comparison of Edited Videotape to Direct Observation to Assess Operative Performance after Laparoscopic Skills Training" Association of Academic Surgery Thirty-third Annual Meeting; Association of Academic Surgery (1999)
  • "Development of an animal model for laparoscopic Roux-Y gastric bypass" University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Surgery Research Forum; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (1999)
  • "Effect of Gut Microflora on Cytokine Levels in Mesenteric Lymph of Rats" Nineteenth Annual Conference on Shock (1996)
  • "Modulation of Gut Microflora Produces Lymph Cytotoxic to Endothelial Cells" Nineteenth Annual Conference on Shock (1996)
  • "Alterations in the Intestinal Bacterial Flora Modulate Systemic Cytokine Response to Hemorrhagic Shock" Eighteenth Annual Conference on Shock. (1995)
  • "Change of IL-6 and TNF-alpha mRNA Expression in Organs of Shocked Rats" Eighteenth Annual Conference on Shock (1995)
  • "Effect of Intraperitoneal Prosthetic Materials on Reticuloendothelial Function in the Rat" Fernström Symposium: Molecular Pathogenesis of Surgical Infections (1992)
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Service Activities:

  • Moderator, 13th Annual Academic Surgical Congress Jacksonville, FL; Moderator (2018)
  • Discussant, 76th Annual Meeting of AAST and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery Baltimore, MD 9/13/17-9/16/17 (2017)
  • Kaleida Healthcare clinical mentoring program for local community surgeon, Dr. XXX; Mentorship (2017)
  • Strategic Planning, Research, Innovation and commercialization Committee, Department of Surgery; member (2017–2022)
  • Moderator, 12th Annual Academic Surgical Congress Las Vegas, NV 2/7/17-2/9/17; Moderator (2017)
  • Monthly Surgical ICU Journal Club for ICU fellow and residents, course size 15 (2017–present)
  • University at Buffalo General Surgery Residency Program; Advisor (2017–present)
  • Program Evaluation Committee UB Surgical Critical Care Fellowship; member (2017–present)
  • Clinical Competence Committee UB Surgical Critical Care Fellowship; member (2017–present)
  • Advisor, University at Buffalo General Surgery Residency Program 2017; Advisor (2017–present)
  • Board of Directors, American College of Academic International Medicine; Board of Directors (2017–present)
  • Member, Acute Care Surgery Task Force Committee, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES); Member (2017–present)
  • Member, Strategic Planning, Research, Innovation and Commercialization Committee, Dept. of Surgery 2017; Member (2017–present)
  • Discussant, Owen H. Wagensteen Scientific Forum, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress Washington DC 10/16/16-10/20/16 (2016)
  • Discussant, 75th Annual Meeting of AAST and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery Waikoloa, HI 9/14/16-9/17/16 (2016)
  • NBC WGRZ-TV, Channel 2 Daybreak: The ECMC Medical Minutes Swimming Safety; Contributor (2016–present)
  • Developing a Career and Skills in Academic Surgery (DCAS) Course, AAS in partnership with the RACS section of Academic Surgery. Brisbane, Australia; Faculty (2016)
  • Moderator, 11th Annual Academic Surgical Congress Jacksonville, FL 2/2/16-2/4/16; Moderator (2016)
  • International Relations Committee, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST); Committee Member (2016–present)
  • Editorial Board, Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open (TSACO); Editorial Board Member (2016–present)
  • Membership Recruitment and Retention Section under the Division of Member Services of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST); Member (2016–present)
  • Poster Moderator, 35th Annual Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society (SIS); Moderator (2015)
  • Faculty, 10th Annual Academic Surgical Congress; Faculty Liaison (2015)
  • Mentor, Mentorship Program, EAST (Mentee: Tareq Kheirbek, MD Brown Univ.) (2015–2016)
  • Board of Directors, University at Buffalo Surgeons Inc.; Member (2015–present)
  • ECMC Trauma Outreach Education to EMS Providers: Dunkirk/Fredonia NY; Presentor (2014)
  • Vice President, University at Buffalo Surgeons Inc.; Vice President (2014–present)
  • Faculty, 9th Annual Academic Surgical Congress; Faculty Liaison (2014)
  • Medical Executive Committee Erie County Medical Center Corporation; At-large representative (2014–present)
  • Physician Leadership Committee; member (2014–present)
  • Mentor, Mentorship program, the Academic Association of Surgery Student/Mentor Program Mentees: a.Elie Ramly, Harvard Medical School b.Cheryl Zogg, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2014–2015)
  • Medical Executive Committee- Erie County Medical Center; Member (2014–present)
  • Institutional Representative, Association for Academic Surgery (AAS); School Representative (2014–present)
  • Treasurer, University at Buffalo Surgeons Inc.; Treasurer (2014–present)
  • Global Surgery: Medical Mission to Hôpital Sacré Coeur, Milot, Haiti, through the CRUDEM Foundation (2013)
  • Publications Committee, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST); Member (2013–2016)
  • Poster Professor, 26th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly (2013)
  • NBC WGRZ-TV, Channel 2 Daybreak: The ECMC Medical Minutes Seatbelt Safety; Contributor (2013–present)
  • Editorial board, Journal of Surgical Research; Member (2013–present)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course Instructor; Teacher (2013–present)
  • Publications and Communication Committee, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST); Member (2012–present)
  • Faculty Council; Member (2011–2014)
  • Practice Management Guidelines Committee Volunteer, The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST); Member (2011–present)
  • Clinical Competence Committee UB Surgery Residency Program; Member (2010–present)
  • Program Evaluation Committee UB Surgery Residency Program; member (2010–present)
  • ECMC Resource Management Committee; member (2010–present)
  • ECMC Trauma Intensive Care Best Practices Committee; member (2010–present)
  • Member, ECMC Resource Management Committee; Member (2010–present)
  • Member, ECMC Trauma Intensive Care Best Practices Committee; Member (2010–present)
  • Weekly Wednesday Morning Teaching Rounds, UB Dept. of Surgery 2009; Director (2009–present)
  • ECMC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee; Member (2008–2012)
  • ECMC Antibiotic Pharmacy and Therapeutics sub-committee; member (2008–2012)
  • SUR 700: Primary Clerkship in Surgical Sciences Trauma; Course director (2008–present)
  • SUR 801 - Sub-internship in Trauma; Course Director (2008–present)
  • SUR 700: "Trauma 101"; Course director (2008–present)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course; Course director and instructor (2008–present)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course Instructor; Instructor (2008–present)
  • Member, ECMC Antibiotic Pharmacy and Therapeutics sub-committee; Member (2008–2012)
  • Member, ECMC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee; Member (2008–2010)
  • CME Regularly Scheduled Series Activity Director - ECMC ICU Rounds - Course code #0997; Activity Director
  • Ad hoc manuscript reviewer a.Journal of Surgical Research, 2010-2013 b.Surgery, 2013-present c.Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 2013-present d.Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), 2011-present; Ad Hoc Reviewer

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Contact Information

Erie County Medical Center
DK Miller Building, Third Floor
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, New York 14215
Phone: (716) 898-5283
Fax: (716) 898-3194
waguo@buffalo.edu

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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