Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
2020 Poster Competition

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PC1. Enhancement of Transamniotic Stem Cell Therapy for Spina Bifida by Genetic Engineering of Donor Mesenchymal Stem Cells with an Fgf2 Transgene
Stefanie P Lazow, MD; Daniel F Labuz, MD; Ina Kycia, PhD; David Zurakowski, PhD; Dario O Fauza, MD, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
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PC2. Transamniotic Stem Cell Therapy Impacts Cardiac Remodeling in the Nitrofen Model of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Daniel F Labuz, Stefanie P Lazow, Ina Kycia, David Zurakowski, Dario O Fauza
Department of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
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PC3. The effect of anticoagulation on pulmonary function and endothelial cell survival
Lumeng J Yu, Victoria Ko, Jordan D Secor, Amy Pan, Duy T Dao, Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, Bennet S Cho, and Mark Puder
Dept. of Surgery, Vascular Biology Program, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
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PC4. A Role for Abdominal Ultrasound in Evaluating Bowel Ischemia in Congenital Heart Disease Patients with Suspected Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Stefanie P. Lazow1, Sarah A. Tracy1, Judy A. Estroff1, Richard B. Parad2, Ilse M. Castro-Aragon3, Alan M. Fujii3, Steven J. Staffa1, David Zurakowski1, Catherine Chen1
1Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; 3Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
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PC5. Fetal Hematogenous Routing of a Donor Hematopoietic Stem Cell Line in a Healthy Syngeneic Model of Transamniotic Stem Cell Therapy
Stefanie P Lazow, MD; Ina Kycia, PhD; Daniel F Labuz, MD; David Zurakowski, PhD; Dario O Fauza, MD, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
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PC6. Sleeve gastrectomy alters adipose tissue B cell biology through weight independent and dependent mechanisms
Renuka Subramaniam BVSc, PhD, James Luo MD, Tammy Lo MD, Brian Hou BS, Ali Tavakkoli MD, Eric G Sheu MD, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
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PC7. Heparin inhibits lung endothelial cell proliferation and pulmonary functional outcomes
Lumeng J Yu, Victoria Ko, Savas T Tsikis, Jordan D Secor, Scott C Fligor, Amy Pan, Duy T Dao, Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, Bennet S Cho, and Mark Puder
Dept. of Surgery, Vascular Biology Program, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
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PC8. Enhanced B-cell Metabolism in Glycemic Improvement Following Sleeve Gastrectomy
James N Luo, Renuka Subramaniam, Tammy Lo, Brian Hou, Ali Tavakkoli, Eric G Sheu
Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
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PC9. Xenoantibody Depletion of Human Blood with Normothermic Machine Perfusion of Porcine Kidney and Lung prior to Liver Perfusion
Nikolaos Serifis MD1, Taylor M Coe MD1, Siavash Raigani MD1, Cailah Carroll1, Charles G Rickert MD PhD1, Rudy Matheson1, Danielle Detelich MD1, Wenning Qin PhD2, Yinan Kan PhD2, Jacob Layer PhD2, Michele Youd PhD2, William Westlin PhD2, Luhan Yang PhD2, Agnes Azimzadeh PhD1, James F Markmann MD PhD1
1Division of Transplant Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA 2eGenesis, Inc., Cambridge, MA, USA
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PC10. Ischemia Free Liver Procurement with Normothermic Machine Perfusion in a Porcine Model
Taylor M Coe, MD, Charles G Rickert MD PhD, Siavash Raigani MD, Nikolaos Serifis MD, Rudy Matheson, BS, James F Markmann MD PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
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PC12. The effect of COVID-19 pandemic on the incidence of acute appendicitis
Elizabeth Santone MD1, Francesca Izzo MD1, Aixa M. Pérez-Caraballo MS, MPH1, Michael Tirabassi MD2, Nicolas Jabbour MD1, George Orthopoulos MD, PhD1
1Baystate Medical Center-University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Springfield, MA 2Baystate Children's Hospital-University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Springfield, MA
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PC13. Association of Medicaid Expansion with Tunneled Dialysis Catheter Use at the Time of First Arteriovenous Access Creation
Scott R. Levin, M.D., M.Sc.1, Alik Farber, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.1, Mohammad H. Eslami, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.2, Tze-Woei Tan, M.D., F.A.C.S.3, Nicholas H. Osborne, M.D., M.S.4, Jean M. Francis, M.D.5, Sandeep Ghai, M.D.5, Jeffrey J. Siracuse, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.1
1Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 2Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 3Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 4Section of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 5Section of Nephrology, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
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PC14. The use of single-agent versus multiple-agent neoadjuvant chemotherapy in the treatment of locally advanced rectal cancer
Thomas Peponis, Caitlin Stafford, James Cusack, Christy Cauley, Robert Goldstone, David Berger, Liliana Bordeianou, Hiroko Kunitake, Todd Francone, Rocco Ricciardi
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
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PC15. Opioid-Sparing Analgesia After Cardiac Surgery with Continuous Bilateral Parasternal Subpectoral Plane Blocks
Morgan Harloff MD1, Edward Percy MD1, Sameer Hirji MD MPH1, Farhang Yazdchi MD MS1, Paige Newell MD1, Alexandra Malarczyka, Olena Cherkaskya, Kia Sedghi MD2, Andrew Shorten MD2, Daniel Rinewalt MD1, Sary Aranki MD1, Prem Shekar MD1, Dirk Varelmann MD2, Kamen Vlassakov MD2, Tsuyoshi Kaneko MD1
1Division of Cardiac Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. 2Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
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PC16. Objective measurement of clinicians’ cognitive load during high fidelity trauma simulations
Sandra Park1,2, Abdulrahman Alballa1, Scott Goldberg2, Baraa Tayeb6, Mohammed Bassurah1, Egide Abahuje7, Charles Pozner1,2, Steven Yule3,4,5, Roger Dias1,2
1STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 2Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 3Department of Clinical Surgery, University of Edinburgh, Scotland 4Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 5Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 6Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 7Feinburg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
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PC18. Automated operative phase identification in peroral endoscopic myotomy
Thomas M Ward1,2; Daniel A Hashimoto1,2; Yutong Ban1,3; Guy Rosman1,3; Ozanan R Meireles1,2.
1Surgical AI and Innovation Laboratory, Boston, MA 2Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 3Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
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PC19. Association of State Tobacco Control Policies with Active Smoking at the Time of Intervention for Intermittent Claudication
Scott R. Levin, M.D., M.Sc.1, Summer S. Hawkins, Ph.D., M.S.2, Alik Farber, M.D., M.B.A.1, Philip P. Goodney, M.D., M.S.3, Nicholas H. Osborne, M.D., M.S.4, Tze-Woei Tan, M.D.5, Mahmoud B. Malas, M.D., M.H.S.6, Virendra I. Patel, M.D., M.P.H.7, Jeffrey J. Siracuse, M.D., M.B.A.1
1Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 2Boston College School of Social Work, Chestnut Hill, MA 3Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH 4Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 5Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson, AZ 6Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University of California San Diego Medical Center, La Jolla, CA 7Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Interventions, New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY
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PC20. Outcomes following microvascular mandibular reconstruction in pediatric patients and young adults
Shannon M Malloy, BS1; Wouter J Dronkers, Bsc1,2; Joseph M Firriolo, MD1; Laura C Nuzzi, BA1; John G Meara, MD, MBA1; Maarten J Koudstaal, MD, DMD, PhD2,3,4; Bonnie L Padwa, DMD, MD1,5; Amir H Taghinia, MD, MPH, MBA1; Brian I Labow, MD1
1Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. 2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 3Head of Craniofacial Malformations, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden 4University College London Medical School, London, UK 5Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
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PC21. Gender disparities among young surgeons during transition into practice: A nationwide survey
Priyanka V. Chugh, MD1,2, Katherine He, MD1,3, Allan Stolarski, MD1,2, Edward Whang, MD, FACS1,3, Gentian Kristo, MD, MPH, FACS1,3
1Department of Surgery, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA 2Department of Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston University Medical School, Boston, MA, USA 3Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
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PC22. Assessment of long-term functional outcomes in a murine model of bronchopulmonary dysplasia
Lumeng J Yu, Victoria Ko, Scott C Fligor, Savas T Tsikis, Amy Pan, Jordan D Secor, Duy T Dao, Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, Bennet S Cho, and Mark Puder
Dept. of Surgery, Vascular Biology Program, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
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PC23. Survival impact of re-resection for gallbladder cancer: a nationwide review
Susanna W.L. de Geus, Marianna V. Papageorge, Alison P. Woods, Sing Chau Ng, F. Thurston Drake, David McAneny, Jennifer F. Tseng, Teviah E. Sachs
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
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PC24. Establishing Benchmarks for Cardiac Surgery at Minority Serving versus Non-Minority Serving Hospitals in the United States: Are We Bridging the Racial Disparity Gap?
Paige Newell MD1, Sameer Hirji MD MPH1, Alexis Okoh MD2, Supreet Singh MD2, Shivangi Goel BS1, Stephanie Cohen BA3, Edward Percy MD1, Morgan Harloff MD1, Farhang Yazdchi MD1, Tsuyoshi Kaneko MD1
1Division of Cardiac Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 2Cardiovascular Research Institute, RWJ Barnabas Health, Newark, New Jersey; 3Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
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PC25. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Lymph Node Transfer versus Lymphovenous Bypass for Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema
Yurie Sekigami, MD1, Sydney Char, BS2, Cate Mullen, RN, MSN, AOCNS1, Kathryn Huber, MD, PhD1, Yu Cao, MD1, Rachel Buchsbaum, MD1, Roger Graham, MD1, Salvatore Nardello, DO3, Druv Singhal, MD4, Abhishek Chatterjee, MD MBA FACS1
1Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA 2Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 3Tufts Medical Center Community Care, Boston, MA 4Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
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PC26. Shunt Intention During Eversion Carotid Endarterectomy and Perioperative Stroke Risk
Scott R. Levin, M.D., M.Sc.1, Alik Farber, M.D., M.B.A.1, Philip P. Goodney, M.D., M.S.2, Virendra I. Patel, M.D., M.P.H.3, Rebecca Hasley, M.D.1, Nkiruka Arinze, M.D.1, Thomas W. Cheng, M.D.1, Denis Rybin, Ph.D.1, Jeffrey J. Siracuse, M.D., M.B.A.1
1Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 2Section of Vascular Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Hanover NH 3Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Interventions, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
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PC27. Use of a Secure Web-Based Data Management Platform to Track Resident Operative Performance and Program Educational Quality Over Time
Adriana L. Meholick, MD1, Jonathan L. Jesneck, PhD, MS2, Ruchi M. Thanawala, MD, MS3, Neal E. Seymour, MD1
1University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate, Springfield, MA 2Firefly Lab, Cambridge, MA 3University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
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PC28. Clinical Outcomes of Children with Traumatic Hemothorax Treated with Non-Operative Management, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, or Thoracotomy
Heather M. Grant1,2, Alexander Knee3,4, Michael V. Tirabassi1,5
1Department of Surgery, UMass Medical School – Baystate, Springfield, MA 2Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science, UMass Medical School – Baystate, Springfield, MA 3Office of Research, Epidemiology/Biostatistics Research Core, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 4Department of Medicine, UMass Medical School – Baystate, Springfield, MA 5Baystate Children’s Hospital, Springfield, MA
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PC29. Validation of the Caprini Score in Trauma Patients
Robert D. Guber BS1, Max D. Hazeltine MD2, Hannah Buettner MD2, Jon D. Dorfman MD3
1University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 2University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Surgery, Worcester, MA 3University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Worcester, MA
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PC30. Projecting the Financial Impact of COVID-19 Elective Surgery Cancellations on the Nation’s Hospitals
Sourav Bose1,2, Serena Dasani3,4, Sanford Roberts4,5, Chris Wirtalla4, Ronald P. DeMatteo, MD5, Gerard M. Doherty, MD1, Rachel Kelz2,4,5
1Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, Philadelphia, PA, 3Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 4Center for Surgery and Health Economics, Philadelphia, PA, 5University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
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