Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Preliminary Program

Program and Abstracts | Posters

6:30 am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors, Staffordshire
6:30 am - 1:00 pm Exhibits Open, Staffordshire
7:00 am Continuous Poster Viewing, Essex Ballroom
6:50 - 7:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks from the President, Essex Ballroom
Anne C. Larkin, MD, FACS, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester
7:05 - 8:05 am Concurrent Resident Research Paper Competition: General Surgery / Quality and Safety, Essex Ballroom
Moderator: Matthew M. Hutter, MD, MPH, FACS, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Co-Moderator: Anupamaa Seshadri, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
1. Utility and Feasibility of Intra- and Post-Operative Crisis Management Checklists in Cardiac Surgery
Sameer Hirji1, Christopher Tarola2, Houman Amirfarzan2, Steven Yule2,1, Jennifer Gabany2, Roger Dias2, Jacquelyn Quin2, Miguel Haime2, Marco Zenati2
1Brigham and Women's Hospital, MA; 2VA Hospital, West Roxbury, MA
2. A Comparison of Patient Satisfaction when Office-based Surgical Procedures are Performed by Surgical Residents versus an Attending
Brandon M. Wojcik, Noor Amari, Sophia K. McKinely, David C. Chang, Heather Wachtel, Emil Petrusa, John T. Mullen, Roy Phitayakorn
Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
3. Surgical Stabilization of Rib Fractures: Is It Time For Centers of Excellence?
Erica D. Kane MD, MPH1, Elan Jeremitsky, MD1, Fredric M. Pieracci MD, MPH, FACS3, Sarah Majercik, MD, MBA, FACS2, Andrew R. Doben, MD, FACS1
1Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA; 2Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Intermountain Medical Center, Murray, UT; 3Denver Health Medical Center/University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO
4. Disease Burden Following Non-Operative Treatment of Appendicitis in the Adult Population.
Andrew Felber1, Deven Catalano1, Caitlin Stafford1, Todd Francone1, Pat Roberts2,Rocco Ricciardi1
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA USA; 2Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA USA
5. Physicians Working in New Hospital Environments: Understanding their Challenges to Develop Real Solutions
Janaka Lagoo1, Bill Berry1, Alex Haynes2,1, Atul Gawande3,1, Susan Haas1
1Ariadne Labs, Boston MA; 2Massacuhsetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 3Brigham and Women’s, Boston, MA
6. The Current State of the Acute Care Surgery Workforce: Results of a National Survey
Vijaya T. Daniel, MD, MPH1; Didem Ayturk, MS1; Catarina I. Kiefe, MD, PhD2; Heena P. Santry, MD, MS, FACS3
1Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA; 2Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School 3Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
7:05 - 8:05 am Concurrent Resident Research Paper Competition: Subspecialty & Basic Science, St. George
Moderator: Laura S. Dominici, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
Co-Moderator: Georgios Orthopoulos, MD, PhD, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Brighton
1. Sleeve Gastrectomy Restores Mucosal CD8+ t-cell Immunity.
David A. Harris, MD, Renuka Subramaniam, PHD, Keyvan Heshmati, MD, Ali Tavakkoli, Eric Sheu MD, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
2. Tissue Expander Stimulated Lengthening of Arteries for the Treatment of Midaortic Syndrome in Children
Gabriel J. Ramos-Gonzalez, MD1, Khashayar Vakili, MD1, Deborah R. Stein, MD2, Michael A. Ferguson, MD2, Diego Porras, MD3, James E. Lock, MD3, Gulraiz Chaudry, MD4, Ahmad Alomari, MD4, Steven J. Fishman, MD1, and Heung Bae Kim, MD1
1Department of Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States; 2Division of Nephrology, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States; 3Department of Cardiology, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States; 4 Division of Interventional Radiology, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
3. Pre-clinical Evaluation of Spliceosome and Proteasome Inhibition in Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
Praveen Sridhar, Stefanie Chan, Ying-Jie Lock, Fabio Petrocca
Boston University Department of Surgery, Boston, MA, USA
4. Cost Analysis Comparison of Single-Stage, Two-Stage Implant with Alloderm, and DIEP Reconstruction
Bao Ngoc N. Tran, MD Sherise Epstein, BA Bernard Lee, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA.
5. Metabolic Inhibition of Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer with 3-BP Depends on Hexokinase II Expression
Abha Aggarwal, Sonia Aggarwal, Benjamin Pollard, and Matthew A. Nehs
Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston, MA USA
6. Outcomes of Surgical and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in the Octogenarians –Surgery Still An Option?
Sameer A. Hirji MD1, Fernando Ramirez-Del Val MD MPH1, Ahmed A. Kolkailah MD1, Julius I. Ejiofor MD MPH1, Siobhan McGurk BS1, Ritam Chowdhury MBBS MPH PhD SM2, Jiyae Lee BS1, Pinak B. Shah MD3, Piotr S. Sobieszczyk MD3, Sary F. Aranki MD1, Marc P. Pelletier MD MSc1, Prem S. Shekar MD1, Tsuyoshi Kaneko MD1.
1Division of Cardiac Surgery; 2Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH); 3Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
8:05 - 9:05 am Panel: Non-Technical Skills Training, Essex Ballroom
Moderator: Robert P. Driscoll, MD, FACS South Shore Surgical Specialists, S. Weymouth
Panelists: Douglas S. Smink, MD, MPH Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
David Lindquist, Brown University, Providence, RI
Dana Siegal, Crico, Boston
Jean Kelley, South Shore Hospital, Weymouth
9:05 - 9:35 am Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall, Staffordshire
9:35 - 10:05 am The Survivor Game: Only the Strongest Survives, Essex Ballroom
Moderator: George C. Velmahos, MD PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Participating programs will be asked to send 1 senior resident representative to the meeting. Five participants will be randomly selected to participate. Those not selected will sit on an expert panel that can overrule audience votes. The audience will vote participants off the "Island" with an audience response system through their smart phones.
10:05 - 11:20 am Debate: Town and Gown, Essex Ballroom
Moderator: Thomas E. Clancy, MD, FACS, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
Panelists:
Bariatric: Rayford S. Kruger, MD, FACS, Southcoast Hospital, Fairhaven
Donald T. Hess, Jr., MD, Boston University Medical Center, Boston
Breast: Suniti N. Nimbkar, MD, FACS, South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth
Faina Nakhlis, MD, FACS, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
Colorectal: Tamar Lipof, MD, Beverly Hospital, Beverly
Rocco Ricciardi, MD, FACS, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Vascular: Marcus E. Semel, MD, South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth
Alik Farber, MD, Boston Medical Center, Boston
11:20 - 11:50 am Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall, Staffordshire
11:50 am - 12:50 pm Panel: Disparities of Healthcare, Essex Ballroom
Moderator: Laura A. Lambert, MD, UMass Memorial Health Care, Worcester
Panelists: Global: Ulises Torres, MD, UMass Memorial Hospital, Worcester
Safety Net Hospital / Rural Hospital: Jacqueline Wu, MD, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield
Trauma Education in Africa: Deepika Nehra, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
12:50 – 12:55 pm ACS Foundation, Essex Ballroom
David McAneny, Boston, University Medical Center, Boston
12:50 - 1:00 pm Award Winner Announcements, Essex Ballroom

Joseph Murray Resident Research Basic Science Award
Resident Research Clinical Paper Award
Poster of Distinction Awards
(ACS: Commission on Cancer, Committee on Trauma)
1:00 - 1:15 pm Annual Business Meeting, Essex Ballroom
1:15 - 2:00 pm Luncheon Speaker, St. George Ballroom

Developing Cultural Dexterity: As Fundamental as Learning How to Tie a Knot?
Adil Haider, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
2:00 - 2:15 pm American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification
Gerard M. Doherty, Brigham and Women’s Health Care, Boston
2:15 - 4:15 pm Resident Top Gun Competition, Staffordshire
Chair: Rocco Ricciardi, MD, FACS, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Scorekeeper: Georgios Orthopoulos, MD, PhD, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Brighton


In this contest, surgical residents from each of the ten general surgery residencies throughout Massachusetts will be invited to showcase their laparoscopic skills. The competition will consist of teams of 3 residents from each institution participating in a series of tests where laparoscopic skills such as intracorporeal knot tying, transferring of objects from one hand to another, and pattern cutting will be timed and graded. The winners of the competition will receive a trophy to showcase at their institution for the year.

4:15 pm Meeting Adjourn

Boston Skyline
Boston Duck Statues
Fenway Park
Faneuil Hall