• Surgery residents are expected to be involved in research activities during their training at Memorial University Medical Center. Members of our department of surgical education are frequently published in national journals. Because of the great volume of clinical experience we offer, there are ample research opportunities. Residents are required to complete at least one peer-reviewed publication as principal author. Here are examples of our residents' research.

    2016 Academic Year

    Presentations at National Meetings

    The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) 74th Annual Meeting – September 9-12, 2015 – Las Vegas, Nevada 

    Presentation by Faculty:

    • James R. Dunne, M.D., FACS - (Oral presentation) “Clinical Practice Guidelines”

    American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual National Meeting – September 27-30, 2015 – Dallas, Texas

    Presentation by Faculty:

    • Guy Petruzzelli, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, FACS – “The Unknown Primary Head and Neck Cancer: Treatment without Gimmicks”

    American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress – October 4-8, 2015 – Chicago, Illinois 

    Presentations by Faculty:

    • James Dunne, M.D., FACS – Invited Panelist for the Penetrating Abdominal Trauma:  Lessons Learned from Military and Civilian Settings Panell Lecture title: “Your Place or Mine: Successful Damage Control at a Small Center before Transfer”
    • Robert J. Kelly Jr., M.D. – Invited Panelist for the Bariatric Surgery: Prevention and Management of Complications Panel, Lecture title: “Preventing and Managing Strictures after Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy”
    • Christopher Senkowski, M.D., FACS – (Co-Chair) “Challenges in General Surgery Coding and Reimbursement: 2015 Advanced Coding Workshop”
    • Christopher Senkowski, M.D., FACS – Panel Judge, Committee on Video-based Education Advisory Council for General Surgery

    Association of Program Directors in Surgery (APDS) – April 14-16, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts

    Oral Presentation:

    • Issa Mirmehdi, M.D. – The Interventional Arm of The FIRST Trial: First Year Data Shows Superior QITI Outcomes with Improved ACGME Resident Survey Satisfaction
      (Co-authors: Christopher Senkowski, M.D.; Heather MacNew, M.D.)

    Presentations at Regional, State and Local Meetings

    Georgia Society of the American College of Surgeons (GSACS) - August 28-30, 2015 
    Grand Hyatt – Atlanta, Georgia 

    Oral Presentations:

    • Brett Tracy, M.D. – VTE Chemical Prophylaxis for Traumatic Neurosurgical Injuries:  Finding the Balance
      (Co-authors: James Dunne, M.D.; Cindy O-Neal, M.D.)
    • Cathy Ho, M.D. – (Oral presentation at Day of Trauma at GSACS) Analysis of All-Terrain Vehicle Trauma Data:  Implications for Increased Regulation and Injury Prevention
      Co-authors: William Bromberg, M.D.; Alvaro Fonseca, M.D.; Wesley Stroud, MS-III)
    • Brett Armstrong, M.D. – (Oral Presentation) "Improved Screening and Management of Domestic Violence in Trauma Patients", (Co-Authors: Lorena Suarez-Kelly, M.D., Mickey Ott, M.D., Joseph Spaniol, M.D.)
    • Other Award: First Place for Surgical Olympics Competition

    Presentations by Faculty:

    • Christopher Senkowski, M.D., FACS - President GSACS - Welcome Presentation
    • Miller Hamrick, M.D. – (Oral Presentation) NSQIP & Pediatric NSQIP GSACS 2015 Annual Meeting August 28 -29 2015 Quality Improvement Programs Panel
    • Guy Petruzzelli, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, FACS (Oral Presentation) - “Hard to Swallow: Evaluation and Management of Patients with Cervical Dysphagia”
    • Christopher Senkowski, M.D., FACS - (Oral Presentation) - RUC Update

    Georgia Vascular Society 3rd Annual Scientific Session – September 11-13, 2015 -- The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia

    Presentation by Faculty:

    • Anthony J. Avino, M.D., FACS - Moderator for Georgia Vascular Society 2015-2016

    Georgia Surgical Society Annual Meeting - September 17-20, 2015 – Jekyll Island, Georgia

    Presentation by Faculty:

    • Alvaro Fonseca, M.D., FACS - “Current Management of pancreatic and Duodenal Injuries”

    25th Annual Trauma Symposium – November 5, 2015 – The Medical Center, Navicent Health, Macon, Georgia

    Presentation by Faculty:

    • James R. Dunne, M.D., FACS - (Oral Presentation) 25th Annual Trauma Symposium November 5, 2015 Keynote Speaker – Traumatic Coagulopathy and the Use of New Hemostatic Adjuncts.

    11th Annual Academic Surgical Congress - February 2-4, 2016 - Jacksonville, Florida 

    Oral Presentation:

    • Brett Tracy M.D. - VTE Chemical Prophylaxis for Traumatic Neurosurgical Injuries:  Finding the Balance, (Co-authors: Cindy O’Neal, M.D.; James R. Dunne, M.D.)

    Southeastern Surgical Congress 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting - February 20-23, 2016 - Atlanta, Georgia  

    Oral Presentations:

    • Katherine Baysinger, M.D. – What’s in the Box? The Effectiveness of a Low Volume Massive Transfusion Protocol GM47 (Authors: K. Baysinger, M. Ott, K. McBride; M. E. Barnett, MS-II)
    • Cathy Ho, M.D. – Analysis of All-Terrain Vehicle Trauma Data: Implications for Increased Regulation and Injury Prevention (Co-authors: William Bromberg, M.D.; Alvaro Fonseca, M.D.; Wesley Stroud, MS-III)

    Presentations by Faculty:

    • Mickey Ott, M.D., FACS (Oral Presentation) What’s In The Box? The Effectiveness of a Low Volume Massive Transfusion Protocol GM47.

    Research Day, May 5, 2016 at Mercer University School of Medicine – Savannah Campus at Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah, Georgia (Poster presentations, May 4, 2016)

    (2016 Academic Week)  (10 total presentations/ 7 orals and 3 posters)

    Oral Research Presentations:

    • John Allen, M.D. (Akshat Mehta, MS-II, MUSM) – Can Teenage Novel Users Perform as Well as General Surgery Residents Upon Initial Exposure to Robotic Surgical System Simulator
      (Co-authors: John Allen, M.D.; Christopher Senkowski, M.D.) – Surgery (Akshat Mehta, MS-II, MUSM)
    • Katherine Baysinger, M.D. – What’s in the Box? The Effectiveness of a Low Volume Massive Transfusion Protocol
      (Co-authors: Mickey Ott, M.D.; Katherine McBride, M.D.)
    • Katherine McBride, M.D. – Outcomes of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Traumatic Arrest: An Opportunity for Change at a Level One Trauma Center
      (Co-authors: James Dunne, M.D.; William Bromberg, M.D.)
    • Joseph Spaniol, M.D. – Repeat Reduction Mammoplasty, (Co-author: Richard Greco, M.D.)
    • Joseph Spaniol, M.D. - Experience with a Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab Antivenom Protocol at a Tertiary Referral Center in Southeast Georgia
      (Co-authors:  Alvaro Fonseca, M.D.; Katherine Baysinger, M.D.; Katherine McBride, M.D.)
    • Brett Tracy, M.D. – Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Neurosurgical Trauma Patients
      (Co-authors: James Dunne, M.D.; Rochelle Armola MSN, R.N.)
    • J. Weston (Wes) Robison, MS-II, MUSM - Can Fatigue Affect Acquisition of New Surgical Skills? A Randomized Prospective Trial of Pre- and Post-Call General Surgery Residents Using the da Vinci Surgical Skills Simulator
      (Co-author:  Christopher Senkowski, M.D.)

    Poster Presentations: (3 Posters)

    Clinical Case Poster:

    • Jo Cooke-Barber, M.D. - Successful Aortotomy for Removal of Fractured Umbilical Artery Catheter in a 7-day Old Extremely Premature, Very Low Birth Weight Infant
      (Co-authors: Miller Hamrick, M.D.; William Boswell, M.D.; David Carney, M.D.) Winner: First Place

    Research Posters:

    • Audrey Butcher, M.D. - Predicting Cutaneous Radiation Injury following Intraoperative Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer
      (Co-author: Aaron Pederson, M.D.)
    • Brett Tracy, M.D. - Chyle Leak Management with Avitene and Atkins
      (Co-author: Guy Petruzzelli, M.D.)

    “Dissemination of Outcomes for Residency PI/CME Projects” – All Programs – Friday, May 6, 2016 – Mercer University School of Medicine – Savannah Campus at Memorial University Medical Center – Savannah, Georgia

    • Katherine McBride, M.D. – Albumin: Implementation of Evidence Based Medicine Saves Money (Judges’ Choice Award Winner), (Co-participants with this project: Katherine Baysinger, M.D.; Audrey Butcher, M.D.; Cindy O’Neal, M.D.; Vishwanath Danthuluri, M.D.; Faculty sponsor: Alexis Gage, M.D.)
    • Petruzzelli GJ, Howell JB, Pederson A, Origitano TC, Byrne RW, Munoz L, Emami B, Clark JI. Multidisciplinary treatment of olfactory neuroblastoma: Patterns of failure and management of recurrence. Am J Otolaryngol. 2015 Jul-Aug; 36(4):547-53. Doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2015.02.008. Epub 2015 Feb 20.
    • Zettervall SL, Sirajuddin S, Akst S, Valdez C, Golshani C, Amdur RL, Sarani B, Dunne JR. Use of propofol as an induction agent in the acutely injured patient. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2015 Aug; 41(4):405-11. Doi: 10.1007/s00068-014-0479-3. Epub 2014 Nov 20. PMID: 26038005
    • Franklin AL, Koeck ES, Hamrick MC, Qureshi FG, Nadler EP. Prevalence of Chronic Gastritis or Helicobacter pylori Infection in Adolescent Sleeve Gastrectomy Patients Does Not Correlate with Symptoms or Surgical Outcomes. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2015 Aug;16(4):401-4. Doi: 10.1089/sur.2014.153. Epub 2015 Jun 15. PMID: 26075412
    • Tracy B, Armola R, Micham J. The "cold cord": a review of therapeutic hypothermia for traumatic spinal cord injuries. Am J Crit Care 2015 Nov;24(6):540-3. PMID: 26523013 DOI: 10.4037/ajcc2015879
    • Suarez-Kelly LP, Shukla M, Garber JC, Senkowski CK. Addition of Colectomy to Pancreaticoduodenectomy, Is it Safe? Am Surg. 2015 Nov; 81(11):E366-8. PMID: 26672567
    • Suarez-Kelly LP, Patel DA, Britt PM, Clayton EJ, Bromberg WJ, McCain CM, Howington JU, Davis FE. Dead or alive? New confirmatory test using quantitative analysis of computed tomographic angiography. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Dec; 79(6):995-1003; discussion 1003. Doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000000831
    • Mehmet Surhan Arda1, Miller C. Hamrick, Timothy D. Kane. Conservative Treatment of Lung Perforation Secondary to Retained Catheter in an Extremely Low-Birth-Weight Premature Infant. European J Pediatr Surg Rep 2015; 03(02): 068-070 DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1552558
    • Lu Q1, Chen H1, Senkowski C2, Wang J3, Wang X4, Brower S5, Glasgow W4, Byck D6, Jiang SW4, Li J4. Recombinant HE4 protein promotes proliferation of pancreatic and endometrial cancer cell lines. Oncol Rep. 2016 Jan; 35(1):163-70. Doi: 10.3892/or.2015.4339. Epub 2015 Oct 20.
    • Markossian TW, O'Neal CM, Senkowski C. Geographic disparities in pancreatic cancer survival in a southeastern safety-net academic medical center. Aust J Rural Health, 2016 Apr;24(2):73-8. Doi: 10.1111/ajr.12200. Epub 2015 May 19.
    • Dente CJ, Ashley DW, Dunne JR, Henderson V, Ferdinand C, Renz B, Massoud R, Adamski J, Hawke T, Gravlee M, Cascone J, Paynter S, Medeiros R, Atkins E, Nicholas JM; GRIT Study Group. Heterogeneity in Trauma Registry Data Quality: Implications for Regional and National Performance Improvement in Trauma. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Mar;222(3):288-95. Doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg. 2015.11.035. Epub 2016 Jan 19. PMID: 26847590
    • Tracy, Brett.  Featured in the American College of Surgeons, Surgeons Voice Monthly, June 2016.

    Book Chapters:

    (Accepted & will be in print October 2016)
    Chapter Contribution- Neurotrauma Management for the Severely Injured Polytrauma Patient 1st ed. 2016 Edition James M. Ecklund (Editor), Leon E. Moores (Editor) Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2016 edition (October 9, 2016) ISBN-10: 3319402064,  ISBN-13: 978-3319402064 J.R. Dunne, M.D., FACS

    Accepted for Publication:

    • What’s in the Box?  The Effectiveness of a Low Volume Massive Transfusion Protocol.  American Surgeon - Accepted for publication, May 2016, Katherine Baysinger M.D., Mickey Ott M.D., Katherine McBride M.D., Merry Ellen Barnett, MS-II
    • Analysis of All-Terrain Vehicle Trauma Data:  Implications for Increased Regulation and Injury Prevention. American Surgeon – Accepted for publication, May 2016, Cathy V. Ho M.D., William Bromberg M.D., Alvaro Fonseca M.D.; Wesley Stroud, MS-III
    • Thromoboelastography Utilization in Delayed Recurrent Coagulopathy after Severe Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake Envenomation.  American Surgeon – Accepted for publication, May 2016, Katherine McBride M.D., James Dunne M.D.; William Bromberg M.D.
    • The Interventional Arm of The FIRST Trial: First Year Data Shows Superior QITI Outcomes with Improved ACGME Resident Survey Satisfaction. Journal of Surgical Education – Accepted for publication, May 2016, Issa Mirmehdi M.D., Christopher Senkowski M.D.
    • Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Neurosurgical Trauma Patients. Journal of Surgical Research – Accepted for publication, May 2016, Brett Tracy M.D., James Dunne M.D., Rochelle Armola MSN, R.N.

    Congratulations:

    Surgery Resident, Dr. Joe Spaniol, was recently elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) – Georgia Delta Chapter at Mercer University School of Medicine. Election to AOA is an honor signifying a lasting commitment to scholarship, leadership, professionalism, and service. A lifelong honor, membership in the society confers recognition for a physician's dedication to the profession and art of healing.

    Dr. Brett Tracy was elected to the American College of Surgeons’ Leadership and Advocacy Committee and received a scholarship to the ACS Annual Summit held in Washington, DC in April 2016.  Also, he was featured in the ACS, Surgeons Voice monthly publication in June 2016.  

    2015 Academic Year

    Presentations at National Meetings

    American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) 73rd Annual Meeting - September 10-13, 2014 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

    Presentation by Faculty:

    • James Dunne, M.D. – (Military Liaison Symposium) U.S. Military Medical Centers
    • James Dunne, M.D. – Continuum of Casualty Care Level V

    Poster Presentations:

    • Time to Death Following Injury – 20 Years with Little Progres. Carrie Valdez M.D., Babak Sarani M.D., Hanna Young BA, Richard Amdur PhD, James Dunne M.D., Kakhmir Chawla M.D., George Washington University
    • Outcomes of the Massive Transfusion Protocol in the Non-Trauma Population. Mary E. Schroeder M.D., Zeyad Alharbi M.D., Javi Hartenstine M.D., Richard Amdur, Annie Mooser Elsie Lee M.D., James Dunne M.D., Babak Sarani M.D., George Washington University

    American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress – October 26-30, 2014 – San Francisco, California

    Presentations by Faculty:

    • Christopher Senkowski, M.D., FACS – (Chair) Mastering General Surgery Coding:  Advanced Coding Workshop (Monday, October 27, 2014)
    • Christopher Senkowski, M.D., FACS – (Co-Moderator) Medicare’s Approach to Value-Based Purchasing: Aligning E-Rx, PQRS, and HER with the New Medicare Value-Based Payment Modifier, (Wednesday, October 29, 2014)

    American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery 2014 Obesity Week – November 2-7, 2014 – Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts 

    Poster Presentation:

    • Vinod Chopra, M.D. – IV Acetaminophen as an Effective Component of Multimodal Analgesia in the Post-Operative Bariatric Population,(Co-author: Oliver Whipple, M.D.)

    Western Trauma Association 2015 Annual Meeting – March 1-6, 2015 – Telluride, Colorado

    Oral Presentation:

    • Lorena Suarez-Kelly, M.D. – Is Cerebral computed Tomographic Angiography equivalent to nuclear medicine perfusion test to confirm brain death? (Co-authors:  J. Howington, M.D. and Frank Davis, M.D.)

    Society of Surgical Oncology 2015 Annual Cancer Symposium – March 25-28, 2015 – Houston, Texas

    Poster Presentation:

    • Lorena Suarez-Kelly, M.D. – Effect of Topical Microporous Polysaccharide Hemosphere on Wound Drainage Following Mastectomy: A Prospective Randomized Trial
      (Co-authors: William Hampton Pasley, M.D.; Ray Rudolph, M.D.)

    Outpatient Endovascular and Interventional Society (OEIS) 2nd Annual National Scientific Meeting – April 10-12, 2015 – Chicago, Illinois

    Presentations by Faculty:

    • Christopher Wixon, M.D. – (Presenter) “Measuring the Risks and Benefits of a Third Party Joint Venture” (Friday, April 10, 2015)
    • Christopher Wixon, M.D. – (Presenter) “Physician Quality Reporting Systems – The Options and What You Need to Have” (Friday, April 10, 2015)
    • Christopher Wixon, M.D. – (Presenter) “Capturing Structured Data with  Accuracy, Completeness and Efficiency” (Sunday, April 12, 2015)

    SAGES – April 15-18, 2015 – Nashville, Tennessee

    • Dr. Issa Mirmehdi – (Research from former program, Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, FL) Improving post-operative pain in patients undergoing laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (Co-author: Bruce Ramshaw, M.D.)
    • (This was a poster presentation with an oral component (at surgical momentum dinner) but it was not a podium presentation at the scientific meeting.)
    • (Dr. Mirmehdi transferred to our program in March 2015 and this presentation was not counted in our totals for this academic year.)

    Other Presentations by Faculty:

    First Annual Global Symposium on Robotic-assisted and Minimally Invasive Hernia Repair – March 27-28, 2015 – New York, New York, Carl R. Boyd, M.D. –Umbilical Hernia in 2015:  Who gets what repair and why, (Friday, March 27, 2015)

    Presentations at Regional, State and Local Meetings

    Georgia Society of the American College of Surgeons (GSACS) - August 22-24, 2014  The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort – St. Simons Island, Georgia

    Oral Presentations:

    • Cindy O’Neal, M.D. – (Oral Presentation) Pancreatic Cancer Disparities in Southeast Georgia (Co-author: C. Senkowski, M.D.) (4th Place Winner)
    • Mrinal Shukla, M.D. – (Oral Presentation) Lymph Node Harvest in Colorectal Surgery: Does increased lymph node examination through the use of GEWF lead to upstaging in colorectal cancer (Co-authors: J. Garber, M.D. and W. Check, M.D.) (2nd Place Winner)
    • Brett Tracy, M.D. – (Oral Presentation) Surgical Site Infection (SSI) after implementation of colorectal bundle (Co-authors: S. A. Lord, M.D.; J. Garber, M.D.; C. Boyd, M.D.) (First Place Winner)
    • Other Award: First Place for Surgical Olympics Competition

    Presentations by Faculty:

    • David Carney, M.D. – (Moderator) Resident General Surgery Abstract Presentations
    • Christopher Senkowski, M.D., FACS – Value Based Purchasing: What Does It Mean for the Surgeon?

    The Georgia Vascular Society 2nd Annual Scientific Sessions – September 13-14, 2014 – The Ritz Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia

    Oral Presentation:

    • Cathy Ho, M.D. – (Oral Paper Presentation) Subcutaneous Port Complications - A Comparison by Site of Service and Anatomic Location" (Co-authors: Anthony Avino, M.D.; J. Sheppard Mondy, M.D.)

    Presentation by Faculty:

    • Anthony Avino, M.D. – (Session Moderator) Subcutaneous Port Complications:  A Comparison by Site of Service and Anatomic Location

     “Dissemination of Outcomes for Residency PI/CME Projects” – All Programs – Wednesday, May 20, 2015  – Mercer University School of Medicine – Savannah Campus at Memorial University Medical Center – Savannah, Georgia (2015 Academic Week)

    • Brett Armstrong M.D., Lorena Suarez-Kelly M.D. and Joseph Spaniol M.D. –  “Improving Domestic Violence Screening in the Emergency Department by Implementing a Validated Succinct Survey Tool”  (Judges’ Choice Award and the Audience Choice Award Winner)
    • (Other co-participants with project): Dr. John Allen; Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Mickey Ott)

    Research Day, May 21, 2015 at Mercer University School of Medicine – Savannah Campus at Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah, Georgia (2015 Academic Week)  (5 total presentations/ 4 orals and 1 posters)

    Oral Research Presentations:

    • Cathy Ho, M.D. – Subcutaneous Port Complications- A Comparison by Site of Service and Anatomic Location, (Co-authors: Anthony Avino, M.D.; J. Sheppard Mondy, M.D.)
    • Joseph Spaniol, M.D. – Repeat Reduction Mammoplasty, (Co-author: Richard Greco, M.D.)
    • Lorena Suarez-Kelly, M.D. – Dead or Alive? New Confirmatory Test Using Quantitative Analysis of Computer Tomographic Angiography  (Second Place Winner) (Co-authors: Frank Davis, M.D.; Peter Britt, M.D.; Jay Howington, M.D.)
    • Brett Tracy, M.D. – A Single-Institution Experience of Surgical Site Infection Reduction after Implementation of a Peri-operative Colorectal Protocol, (Co-authors: James Garber, M.D.; S. Alan Lord, M.D.; Carl Boyd, M.D.)

    Poster Presentations:

    • Lorena Suarez-Kelly, M.D. – Effect of Topical Microporous Polysaccharide Hemosphere on Wound Drainage Following Mastectomy: A Prospective Randomized Trial (Co-authors: William Hampton Pasley, M.D.; Ray Rudolph, M.D.)

    Publications:

    • Markossian TW, O'Neal CM, Senkowski C, Geographic disparities in pancreatic cancer survival in a southeastern safety-net academic medical center. Aust J Rural Health, 2015 May 19. doi: 10.1111/ajr.12200
    • Petruzzelli GJ1, Howell JB2, Pederson A3, Origitano TC4, Byrne RW5, Munoz L5, Emami B6, Clark JI7. Multidisciplinary treatment of olfactory neuroblastoma: Patterns of failure and management of recurrence. Am J Otolaryngol. 2015 Jul-Aug;36(4):547-53. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2015.02.008. Epub 2015 Feb 20.
    • McRae WH 3rd, Simpson-Camp L, Hammen PF, Al-Sayegh HK The use of alvimopan in patients receiving epidural analgesia after large bowel resection. Am Surg. 2015 Feb;81(2):212-6. PMID:25642887
    • Huang T, Jiang SW, Qin L, Senkowski C, Lyle C, Terry K, Brower S, Chen H, Glasgow W, Wei Y, Li J. Expression and diagnostic value of HE4 in pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Int J Mol Sci. 2015 Jan 29;16(2):2956-70. doi: 10.3390/ijms16022956. PMID:25642754
    • Song K1, Melroy MJ, Whipple OC.  Pharmacotherapy. Optimizing multimodal analgesia with intravenous acetaminophen and opioids in postoperative bariatric patients. 2014 Dec;34 Suppl 1:14S-21S. doi: 10.1002/phar.1517.
    • Messing JA1, Agnihothri RV, Van Dusen R, Najam F, Dunne JR, Honig JR, Sarani B. Prolonged use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a rescue modality following traumatic brain injury. ASAIO J. 2014 Sep-Oct; 60(5):597-9. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000103.

    Book Chapters:

    • (Book Chapter) Petruzzelli GJ, Norris EA.  Epistaxis.  In:  Halverson AL, Borgstrom, DC. eds. Advanced Surgical Techniques for Rural Surgeons.  New York, NY:  Springer-Verlag; 2015; 133-142.

    Presentations at National Meetings:

    American Association for the Surgery of Trauma 71st Annual Meeting, September 12-15, 2012, Kauai, Hawaii

    • William Bromberg, M.D., Moderator, Back to the Future: Reducing Reliance on Torso CT in the Initial Evaluation of Blunt Trauma 

    American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress, September 30, 2012 - October 4, 2012, Chicago, Illinois

    • Imran Siddiqui, M.D., William Boswell, M.D., David Carney, M.D., Andrew Gamenthaler, M.D., Ashley Rogers, BSc, An Epidemiological Investigation Into the Incidence of Perforated Appendicitis - Does Ethnicity Matter?
    • Tim Fuller, MUSM, MS-III, William Bromberg, M.D. and M. Gage Ochsner, M.D., Is Mitochondrial DNA Recently Postulated to be a Culprit in Inflammatory Response to Injury, Also Found in Blood Transfusion Products?
    • Christopher Senkowski, M.D., PG18: Successful Surgical Coding and Compliance (Advanced)
    • Christopher Senkowski, M.D., Co-moderator, Navigating E-Rx, PQRS, EHRs and Other CMS Programs That Can Affect Reimbursement

    Society of Critical Care Medicine, January 19-23, 2013, San Juan, Puerto Rico

    • Imran Siddiqui, M.D., Megan Schoeffler, PharmD, Andrew Gamenthaler, M.D., Alvaro Fonseca, M.D., A Randomized Double Blinded Placebo Controlled Trial of Transdermal Clonidine for Adjuvant Sedation in Ventilated Trauma Patients Experiencing Delirium

    SAGES (Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons) Annual Meeting, April 17-20, 2013, Baltimore, Maryland

    • James Depew, M.D., M. Gage Ochsner, M.D., Efficacy of Physiologic Administration of CCK:  HIDA Scan Results and Patient Outcomes
    • William Hampton Pasley, M.D., Christopher Senkowski, M.D., Outcomes After Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy:  A Single Surgeon's Experience
    • Imran Siddiqui, M.D., Christopher Senkowski, M.D., Oncological Outcomes After Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer

    Presentations at Regional, State, and Local Meetings:

    Georgia Society of the American College of Surgeons, August 25-26, 2012, Savannah, Georgia (formerly Georgia Chapter American College of Surgeons and Georgia General Surgeons Society)

    • William Hampton Pasley, M.D., Christopher Senkowski, M.D., Outcomes After Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy:  A Single Surgeon's Experience

    Georgia Society of the American College of Surgeons, August 25-26, 2012, Savannah, Georgia (formerly Georgia Chapter American College of Surgeons and Georgia General Surgeons Society)

    • Carl Boyd, M.D., The Modern Management of Complicated Ventral Hernia
    • Carl Boyd, M.D., Update on NSQIP and the Georgia Surgical Quality Collaborative
    • William Bromberg, M.D., Cognitive Errors in Medicine

    Georgia Surgical Society, September 21-23, 2012, Lake Oconee, Greensboro, Georgia

    • Carl R. Boyd, M.D., 15Th Annual William G. Whitaker Jr. Lecture: A Brief History of Surgery as Told Through Biography, Art, and Aphorism
    • S. Alan Lord, M.D., Current Management of Complicated Diverticulitis
    • M. Gage Ochsner, M.D., Trauma Panel: Ask the Experts

    Southeastern Surgical Congress, February 9-12, 2013, Jacksonville, Florida  

    • Christopher Senkowski, M.D., Meaningful Use, E-Prescribing, PQRI, and the VBM (Value-Based Modifier): What Does It All Mean for Surgeons?

    Grand Rounds (All Programs), March 8, 2013, Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah Campus, at Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah, Georgia

    • “Dissemination of Outcomes for Residency PI/CME Projects” -- Nessa Miller, M.D., James Depew, M.D., Cindy O’Neal, M.D., William Bromberg, M.D., Perioperative Respiratory Failure

    Research Day, May 2, 2013, Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah Campus, at Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah, Georgia   

    Oral Research Presentations:

    • Brett Armstrong, M.D., William Boswell, M.D., David Carney M.D., Management of Pediatric Soft Tissue Abscesses
    • Rebecca Fabbri, M.D., Christina Berenguer, M.D., Imran Siddiqui, M.D., Jay Howington , M.D., Frank Davis, M.D., Is Cerebral Computed Tomographic Angiography Equivalent to Nuclear Medicine Perfusion Test to Confirm Brain Death? (First-place winner)
    • Elizabeth Helmer, M.D., Robert J. Kelly Jr., M.D., Rebecca Beasley, M.D., M. Gage Ochsner, M.D., Simplifying the Measurement of Pulmonary Contusion to Predict Patient Outcomes (Third-place winner)
    • Luke Kinsinger, M.D., Oliver Whipple, M.D., Retrospective Analysis of Enoxaparin in the Postoperative Bariatric Patient Using Factor Anti-Xa Levels

    Poster Presentations (Presented and judged May 1, 2013)

    • Imran Siddiqui, M.D., Christopher Senkowski, M.D., Oncological Outcomes after Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer
    • Imran Siddiqui, M.D., Megan Schoeffler, PharmD, Andrew Gamenthaler, M.D., Alvaro Fonseca, M.D., A Randomized Double Blinded Placebo Controlled Trial of Transdermal Clonidine for Adjuvant Sedation in Ventilated Trauma Patients Experiencing Delirium
    • Imran Siddiqui, M.D., Robert Jones, M.D., Pericardial Cyst Case Report

    Poster Presentation (Non-judged and presented March 8, 2013)

    • James Depew, M.D., Nessa Miller, M.D., Cindy O’Neal, M.D., William Bromberg, M.D., Perioperative Respiratory Failure

    Other Presentations By Faculty

    Investigation for Identification 15th Annual Educational Conference, August 16-18, 2012, Savannah, Georgia

    • Carl R. Boyd, M.D., “The Assassination of Lincoln: The Story Your Teacher Did Not Tell You”

    National Presentation at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) 11th Inspiring Quality Forum, December 12, 2012, Atlanta, Georgia 

    • Carl R. Boyd, M.D., Presentation of Academic Model of NSQIP (National Surgical Quality Improvement Program)

    Georgia Podiatric Medical Association 16th Annual Summit Meeting, February 20-23, 2013, Atlanta, Georgia

    • Jerry Cohn, M.D., “Angiosomal Directed Revascularization” and “Beyond the Bifurcation”

    Publications:

    • Y Perry, H Fernando – Three Field Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy – Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, (Vol. 144 | No. 3 | Pages S63-S66). September 2012.
    • Burlew CC, Moore EE, Cuschieri J, Jurkovich GJ, Codner P, Nirula R, MacNew HG, Ochsner, MG, et.al. Who should we feed? Western Trauma Association multi-institutional study of enteral nutrition in the open abdomen after injury. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Dec;73(6):1380-7.
    • Wixon CL, M.D.; Jain KM, M.D.; Satiani B, M.D., MBA – Single-specialty versus multispecialty vascular surgery group model – J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jun; 57(6):1698-1702. PMID: 23473931
    • Jenny J Jackson, MPH, CPC; Charles D. Mabry, M.D., FACS; Mark T. Savarise, M.D., FACS; Christopher K. Senkowski, M.D., FACS – Effectively using E/M codes for trauma care – Bull. Am Coll Surg. 2013 Jun; 98(6):56-65. PMID: 23789201

    Book Chapters:

    • David Carney, M.D., Miller Hamrick, M.D., and William Boswell, M.D. – Esophageal Atresia and Tracheosophageal Fistula in the Evidence-Based Medicine Book of Surgery, In: Cohen SM, Brower  ST, eds. Surgery: Evidence-Based Practice. USA: People’s Medical Publishing House; 2012: August.
    • Yaron Perry, M.D., Robert Jones, M.D. – The Use of Esophageal Stents – In: Cohen SM, Brower  ST, eds. Surgery: Evidence-Based Practice. USA: People’s Medical Publishing House; 2012: August. 

    Accepted for Publication:

    • W. Bromberg, M. Busken, M. Hamilton, E. Bonner, E. Meister, M.G. Ochsner – A Direct Comparison of Helicopter vs. Ground Transportation of Injured Trauma Patients. Presented at WTA in February 2011 and will be published in the Journal of Trauma
    • (Book Chapter) David Carney, M.D. – Perioperative Management of the Pediatric Surgery Patient (Accepted for publication in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Editors:  Wheeler, Wong, Shanley and will be in Second Edition, 2012.
    • (Book Chapter) Christopher Senkowski, M.D., and Lorena Suarez-Kelly, M.D. – Complications of Pancreatic Surgery and Trauma (Accepted for publication in November 2012, Publisher: Informa Healthcare.)

    Abstract Submissions:

    • William Bromberg, M.D., Tim Fuller, M.D., M. Gage Ochsner, M.D. – Is mitochondrial DNA recently postulated to be a culprit in inflammatory response to injury, also found in blood transfusion products? Submitted 7/9/2012 – American College of Surgeons
    • Andrew Coble, M.D., Christopher Senkowski, M.D., Robert Jones, M.D., Yaron Perry, M.D. – Laparoscopic repair of perforated epiphrenic diverticulum. Submitted 10/9/2012 – ScholarOne

    2013/2014 Academic Year

    Presentations at National Meetings:

    American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery, September 18-21, 2013, San Francisco, California

    Poster Presentation:

    • Elizabeth Helmer, M.D., M. Gage Ochsner, M.D., Ernest Gray, M.D., William Brown, M.D., Simplifying the Measurement of Pulmonary Contusion to Predict Patient Outcomes   

    American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress, October 6-10, 2013, Washington, D.C.

    • Christopher Senkowski, M.D., co-chair and moderator, General Surgery Coding and Reimbursement Committee – Mastering General Surgery Coding (Advanced) (Presented October 6, 2014)
    • Christopher Senkowski, M.D., co-moderator, General Surgery Coding and Reimbursement Committee – Medicare’s Approach to Value-Based Purchasing:  Aligning with the New Medicare Value-Based Payment Modifier (Presented October 7, 2014)

    QUEST- Premier Annual Meeting, November 2013, Atlanta  

    • Carl R. Boyd, M.D., Retained Foreign Objects in Surgery

    The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma 27th Annual Scientific Assembly, January 14-18, 2014, Naples, Florida

    • Heather MacNew, M.D., The Altered Anatomy/Physiology of the Pregnant Patient and Its Impact on Diagnosis and Treatment  

    Western Trauma Association 2014 Annual Meeting, March 2-7, 2014, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

    • Elizabeth Helmer, M.D., M. Gage Ochsner, M.D., Ernest Gray, M.D., William Brown, M.D., Simplifying the Measurement of Pulmonary Contusion to Predict Patient Outcomes   

    16th Annual Hernia Repair, March 12-15, 2014, Las Vegas

    • Carl Boyd, M.D., Is Watchful Waiting Appropriate for Asymptomatic or Minimally Symptomatic Inguinal Hernia?

    Society of Surgical Oncology Cancer Symposium, March 12-15, 2014, Phoenix, Arizona

    Poster Presentation:

    • Victoria Villescas, M.D., Ray Rudolph, M.D., P.C. DeNitto, M.D., A. Pederson, M.D., C.I. Price, C. Frazier, J. Duttenhaver, M.D., Validation of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy Dose for Breast Cancer Using Radiochromic Film 

    Presentations at Regional, State, and Local Meetings:

    Georgia Society of the American College of Surgeons, August 23-25, 2013, Atlanta, Georgia 

    • Luke Kinsinger, M.D., Oliver Whipple, M.D., Retrospective Analysis of Enoxaparin in the Postoperative Bariatric Patient Using Factor Anti-Xa Levels

    Presentations by Faculty:

    • David Carney, M.D., Moderator, Resident General Surgery Abstract Presentations
    • Yaron Perry, M.D., FACS, Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
    • Guy Petruzzelli, M.D., FACS, Treatment of Neck Lumps of Unknown Cause
    • Christopher Senkowski, M.D., FACS, Alternative Payment Methodologies

    Georgia Surgical Society 52nd Annual Meeting, September 13-15, 2013, St. Simons Island, Georgia

    Presentations by Faculty:

    • Heather MacNew, M.D., Trauma and the Silver Tsunami
    • Carl R. Boyd, M.D., Georgia Surgical Quality Collaborative Update, Retained Foreign Objects in Surgery, The Power of NSQIP: Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

    Health Care Ethics Consortium of Georgia (New Models for Ethics Committees:  Preventing Intractable Cases), October 2, 2013, Emory University Center for Ethics in Atlanta, Georgia

    Presentations by Faculty:

    • William Bromberg, M.D., Frank Davis, M.D., Physician Involvement and Clinical Triggers
    • William Bromberg, M.D., Discussion: Physician Engagement

    American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery 2013 Obesity Week, November 13-15, 2013, Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia

    Poster Presentation:

    • Luke Kinsinger, M.D., Oliver Whipple, M.D., Retrospective Analysis of Enoxaparin in the Postoperative Bariatric Patient Using Factor Anti-Xa Levels

    Southeastern Surgical Congress, February 22-25, 2014, Savannah, Georgia

    Poster Presentations:

    • L. Suarez Kelly, M.D., CK Senkowski, M.D., Medha Shukla, MUSM, MS-II, Does Addition of Colectomy to Pancreaticoduodenectomy Increase Surgical Morbidity and Mortality?
    • ZF Solomon, M.D., O Whipple, M.D., The Utility of Oral Antibiotic Bowel Preparation in Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass with a Transorally Delivered Anvil

    Scientific Abstract:

    • L Kinsinger, M.D., O Whipple, M.D., Analysis of Current Venous Thrombosis Prophylaxis in Bariatric Surgery

    Presentation by Faculty:

    • Christopher Senkowski, M.D., Medha Shukla, MUSM, MS-II, Laparoscopic Enucleation of an Insulinoma in the Uncinate of the Pancreas

    “Dissemination of Outcomes for Residency PI/CME Projects,” Presented at Grand Rounds (All Programs) on April 4, 2014 at Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah Campus, at Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah, Georgia

    • Jing Zhou, M.D., James Depew, M.D., Mickey Ott, M.D., Christopher Senkowski, M.D.,  Katherine McBride, M.D., Joseph Spaniol, M.D., Lisa Aaron, Jean Wiggins, Reduction of inappropriate use of stress ulcer prophylaxis

    Research Day, April 24, 2014, Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah Campus, at Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah, Georgia   

    Oral Research Presentations:

    • Vinod Chopra, M.D., IV Acetaminophen as an Effective Component of Multimodal Analgesia in the Post-Operative Bariatric Population
    • Cindy O’Neal, M.D., Pancreatic Survival Disparities in Southeastern Georgia
    • Zachary Solomon, M.D., Radiologic Assessment for Safe Vessel Exposure during Anterior Spine Approach Does Not Predict Feasibility:  Evaluation of a Large Consecutive Cohort of 108 Patients
    • Lorena Suarez-Kelly, M.D., Does Addition of Colectomy to Pancreaticoduodenectomy Increase Surgical Morbidity and Mortality?
    • Victoria V. Villescas, M.D., Ray Rudolph, M.D., Validation of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy Dose for Breast Cancer using Radiochromic Film

    Poster Presentation:

    • Mrinal Shukla, M.D., Uvula Hair Tourniquet (Presented and judged on April 23, 2014)

    Other Presentations By Faculty:

    Health Policy Advisory Council Webinar, June 20, 2013

    • Christopher Senkowski, M.D., “Improved Insurance Payment and RVUs for Surgeons: How and Why the ACS is Involved in the AMA RUC Process”

    U.S. News and World Report Hospital of Tomorrow Conference, November 2013  

    • Carl R. Boyd, M.D., “Making Quality Stick”

    Georgia NSQIP Collaborative, June 2013, Atlanta, Georgia  

    • Carl R. Boyd, M.D., “Reducing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections”

    Medical Association of Atlanta Annual Meeting, June 2013, Atlanta, Georgia  

    • Carl R. Boyd, M.D., “The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln”

    Publications:

    • Barney LM, Jackson JJ, Mabry CD, Savarise MT, Senkowski CK - Coding for damage-control surgery – Bull Am Coll Surg. 2013 Aug;98(8):57-61. PMID: 24205577
    • Diaz JJ Jr1, Cullinane DC, Khwaja KA, Tyson GH, Ott M, Jerome R, Kerwin AJ, Collier BR, Pappas PA, Sangosanya AT, Como JJ, Bokhari F, Haut ER, Smith LM, Winston ES, Bilaniuk JW, Talley CL, Silverman R, Croce MA - Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma: management of the open abdomen, part III-review of abdominal wall reconstruction - J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Sep;75(3):376-86. PMID: 23928736
    • Doucet J, MD; Bulger E, MD; Sanddal N, PhD, REMT; Fallat M, MD; Bromberg W, MD; Gestring M, MD - Appropriate use of helicopter emergency medical services for transport of trauma patients: guidelines from the Emergency Medical System Subcommittee, Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons – J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Oct;75(4):734-741. PMID: 24064891
    • Miller N, MacNew H, Nester J, Wiggins JB, Shealy C, Senkowski C - Jump starting a quality and performance improvement initiative to meet the updated ACGME guidelines – J Surg Educ. 2013 Nov-Dec;70(6):758-768. E-pub 2013 Sep 13. PMID: 24209652
    • Gage A, MD, MPH; Rivara F, MD,MPH; Wang J, MS,PhD; Jurkovich GJ, MD;  Arbabi S, MD, MPH - The effect of epidural placement in patients after blunt thoracic trauma – J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Jan;76(1):39-45; discussion 45-46. PMID: 24368355
    • Linda Barney, MD, FACS: Charles Mabry, MD, FACS; Vinita Ollapally, JD; Mark Savarise, MD, FACS, Christopher K. Senkowski, MD, FACS - Reporting patient safety indicator-15 – Bull. Am Coll Surg. 2014 May;99(5):39-42. PMID:24868845

    Book Chapters:

    • Russell RT, Carney DE, Rescorla FJ. Peri-operative Care of the General Pediatric Surgical Patient. In: Wheeler DS, Wong HR, Shanley TP, eds. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Volume 4. 2nd ed. London: Springer-Verlag; 2014: 119-140.
      (Published May 31, 2014)
    • Senkowski, CK, Suarez-Kelly, LP. Complications of Pancreatic Surgery and Trauma. In: Cohn, SM, Dolich, MO, eds. Complications in Surgery and Trauma, 2nd ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press; 2014: 184-195.  (Published February 13, 2014)
    • James Burke II MD, Scott Purinton MD, Heather MacNew MD. Perioperative and Critical Care. In: Barakat R, Berchuck A, Markman M, Randall M. Principles of Practice and Gynecologic Oncology, 6th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013: 151-189. (Published 2013)

    Abstract Submissions:

    • Christopher Senkowski, MD, et al, Geographic disparities in pancreatic cancer survival in a Southeastern safety-net academic medical center - Submitted May 2014 - The Journal of Rural Health
    • William Bromberg, MD, Tim Fuller, MD; M. Gage Ochsner, MD, Dominique Broccoli, PhD, Is mitochondrial DNA recently postulated to be a culprit in inflammatory response to injury, also found in blood transfusion products? - Submitted April 30, 2013 - Blood Journal