• Research Programs

    The James and Sylvia Earl Simulation to Advance Innovation and Learning Center (SAIL) is engaged in various research studies and initiatives designed to improve the delivery of health care and the practice of medicine. A major part of its mission revolves around continuing medical education of health care practitioners and improving patient care and safety. Through teaching and practice, participants learn how to use new medical technologies, apply innovative methods and approaches to care, and learn how to improve and refine their care delivery skills. 

    Surgery Research

    Research by the Numbers

    Since 2019, the LHAAMC department of surgery has had;

    • 45 presentations at national and international meetings including the annual meetings of the society for gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgeons (SAGES), American College of Surgeons (ACS), Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO), American Hernias Society (AHS), and American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS).
    • 38 peer-reviewed publications in leading journals including Surgical Endoscopy, Surgery, Journal of Surgical Research, Surgical Innovation, Annals of Surgical Oncology, Clinical Breast Cancer, and the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.
    • 3 Research fellows (100%) placed in leading national residency programs.
    • 2 published book chapters in The Atlas of Robotic General Surgery and The SAGES Manual of Hernia Surgery.

    An Overview of Recent Events in the Department of Surgery Research

    Surgical faculty, residents, and fellows published in major areas of importance, including investigating patient outcomes after foregut surgery, exploring topics around robotic surgeries for abdominal wall repair, the (positive!) impact of our new residency program on surgical outcomes, and many research and innovation efforts around our collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Essential to the success of any research program is the organization of consistently well attended research meetings which occurs with Acute Care Surgery, Breast Surgery, General and Minimally Invasive Surgery, and Orthopedics. Additionally, in 2020 a department wide surgery research meeting was established to share ideas and present research findings.

    The Department of Surgery was well represented at both national and international conferences with our faculty and students giving invited research presentations at locations around the country – from San Diego to Florida, and from Las Vegas to Chicago. Internationally, Dr. Alex Addo represented the Department at the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery in Seville, Spain, and our Chair Dr. Park continued to impress audiences around the world with presentations and teaching engagements across Europe and Africa. In the spring of 2019 we also submitted our first federal funding applications to the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) and the Department of Defense (DoD). Under the leadership of Elizabeth Harris, we continue to integrate surgical research into the operations of our simulation center (SAIL Center), with a particular focus on Human Factors in Healthcare research, expanding our surgical simulation and training research opportunities.

    During the pandemic we utilized our engaged clinician base and learner groups to pivot our efforts to focus on the impact of the coronavirus on our operations and our patients. We are actively participating in research efforts regarding impacts of COVID-19 infection on perioperative outcomes (Dr. Zaidi leading) and utilizing Thoracic Point of Care Ultrasound (T-POCUS) as a means to identify COVID-19 infection (Dr. Park leading). Dr. Zaidi’s project is analyzing outcomes of two populations: 1) patients with asymptomatic COVID-19 undergoing surgery before the OR Lockdown; 2) outcomes of known COVID-19 infected patients and non-COVID-19 infected patients undergoing emergency or urgent surgery during the period March 14th (post OR lockdown) through June 2020 (OR re-opening). Examining outcomes for this population will enable the surgical team to better care for future COVID-19 patients who require surgical interventions. Dr. Park’s project, which is an international collaboration, is establishing an image repository of thoracic point of care ultrasound images, which will later be used to train an artificial intelligence image analysis tool for “smart imaging”.


    Research Activity

  • Jayaraman, S. S., Allen, R., Feather, C., Turcotte, J., & Klune, J. R. (2021). Outcomes of Laparoscopic vs Open Repair of Perforated Peptic Ulcers: An ACS-NSQIP Study. Journal of Surgical Research, 265, 13-20.

    Turcotte J, Leydorf SD, Ali M, Feather C, Klune JR. Indocyanine green does not decrease the need for bail-out operation in an acute care surgery population. Surgery, 2020

    Jayaraman, S. S., Kulkarni, S. S., Eaton, B., Sides, J., Gergen, A. K., Harmon, L., ... & Klune, J. R. (2021). Does routine postoperative contrast radiography improve outcomes for patients with perforated peptic ulcer? A multicenter retrospective cohort study. Surgery.

    Turcotte JJ, Boord A, Antognoli L, Klune JR, Feather CB. Does Wound Management Technique Impact Surgical Site Infection in Open Emergency Colon Procedures? The American Surgeon.0(0):0003134820982565, 2020

    Addo, Alex, et al. "Impact of Body Mass Index (BMI) on perioperative outcomes following minimally invasive retromuscular abdominal wall reconstruction: a comparative analysis." Surgical endoscopy (2020): 1-7.

    Tran H, Pack D, Mylander C, Martino L, Rosman M, Tafra L, Jackson RS. Ultrasound-based nomogram identified breast cancer patients unlikely to harbor axillary metastasis: Towards selective omission of sentinel lymph node biopsy. Annals of Surgical Oncology (2020): 27:2679-86.

    Tran HT, Jackson RS. ASO Author Reflections: Preoperative Nomogram Identifies Patients for Selective Omission of SLNB in Breast Cancer-to Promote Implementation of the Choosing Wisely Campaign Recommendations. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Aug;27(8):2687-2688. doi: 10.1245/s10434-020-08288-x. Epub 2020 Apr 29. PMID: 32350715.

    Sibia US, Sanders TJ, Mylander C, Rosman M, Tweed C, Tafra L, Jackson RS. Recurrence Score testing does not appear to benefit patients with grade 1, progesterone receptor positive breast cancers: An opportunity to eliminate over-treatment and decrease testing costs. 

    Addo A, Lu R, Broda A, George P, Zahiri HR, Belyansky I. Hybrid versus open retromuscular abdominal wall repair: early outcomes. Surg Endosc. 2020 Oct 9. doi: 10.1007/s00464-020-08060-y. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33034775.

    Addo A, George P, Zahiri HR, Park A. Patients with ineffective esophageal motility benefit from laparoscopic antireflux surgery. Surg Endosc. 2020 Sep 21. doi: 10.1007/s00464-020-07951-4. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32959180.

    George P, Addo A, Brooks I, Park A. A Call for Engagement with the Surgical Patient. Surg Innov. 2020 Aug;27(4):317-319. doi: 10.1177/1553350620936004. Epub 2020 Jun 15. PMID: 32539605.

    Addo A, Sanford Z, Broda A, Zahiri HR, Park A. Age-related outcomes in laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair: Is there a "too old" for antireflux surgery? Surg Endosc. 2021 Jan;35(1):429-436. doi: 10.1007/s00464-020-07489-5. Epub 2020 Mar 13. PMID: 32170562.

    Feng Y, Uchidiuno UA, Zahiri HR, George I, Park AE, Mentis H. Comparison of Kinect and Leap Motion for Intraoperative Image Interaction. Surg Innov. 2020 Aug 19:1553350620947206. doi: 10.1177/1553350620947206. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32812838.

    Feng Y, McGowan H, Semsar A, Zahiri HR, George IM, Park A, Kleinsmith A, Mentis H. Virtual pointer for gaze guidance in laparoscopic surgery. Surg Endosc. 2020 Aug;34(8):3533-3539. doi: 10.1007/s00464-019-07141-x. Epub 2019 Oct 4. PMID: 31586251.

    Klune JR, Watson GA, Peitzman AB. Peitzman Paste: A Novel Hemostatic Concoction for Treatment of Intraoperative Medical Bleeding. Am Surg. 2020 Dec 7:3134820954833. doi: 10.1177/0003134820954833. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33283525.

    Lee, E., Tweed, C., Mylander, C., Martino, L., Rosman, M., Huerta, N., ... & Jackson, R. S. (2021). The Impact of Genomic Profiling on Adjuvant Therapy Recommendation in Postmenopausal Women with ER-Positive, T1-2 Breast Cancer: Can Genomic Profiling Eliminate the Need for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy?. Clinical Breast Cancer.

    Turcotte JJ, Gelfand JM, Jones CM, Jackson RS. Development of a Low Resource Operating Room and a Wide-Awake Orthopedic Surgery Program during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Surgical Innovation. 2021.

    Jayaraman, S. S., Kulkarni, S. S., Eaton, B., Sides, J., Gergen, A. K., Harmon, L., ... & Klune, J. R. (2021). Does routine postoperative contrast radiography improve outcomes for patients with perforated peptic ulcer? A multicenter retrospective cohort study. Surgery.

    Zahiri, H. Reza, DO|Addo, Alex, MD, MPH|Park, Adrian E., MD, FRCSC, FCS(ECSA). Musculoskeletal disorders in minimally invasive surgery. Advances in Surgery. 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.yasu.2019.04.020.

    Addo A, Broda A, Reza Zahiri H, Brooks IM, Park A. Resolution of anemia and improved quality of life following laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair. Surg Endosc. 2019. doi:10.1007/s00464-019-07054-9

    Lu R, Addo A, Broda A, et al. Update on the Durability and Performance of Collis Gastroplasty For Chronic GERD and Hiatal Hernia Repair At 4-Year Post-Intervention. J Gastrointest Surg. 2020. doi:10.1007/s11605-019-04438-z

    Lu R, Addo A, Ewart Z, et al. Comparative review of outcomes: laparoscopic and robotic enhanced-view totally extraperitoneal (eTEP) access retrorectus repairs. Surg Endosc. 2019. doi:10.1007/s00464-019-07132-y

    Weltz, A. S., Addo, A., Broda, A., Connors, K., Zahiri, H. R., & Park, A. (2020). The impact of laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery on quality of life: do patients with atypical symptoms benefit?. Surgical endoscopy, 1-8.

    Rao, R., Jackson, R. S., Rosen, B., Brenin, D., Cornett, W., Fayanju, O. M., ... & Froman, J. (2020). Pain control in breast surgery: survey of current practice and recommendations for optimizing management—American Society of Breast Surgeons Opioid/Pain Control Workgroup. Annals of surgical oncology, 27(4), 985-990.

    Sibia US, Turcotte JJ, Klune JR, Gibson GR. Are we ready for bundled payments for major bowel surgery? Surg Endosc. 2020 Nov;34(11):4950-4956. doi: 10.1007/s00464-019-07287-8. Epub 2019 Dec 10. PMID: 31823048.

    Sibia US, Turcotte JJ, Klune JR, Feather CB. How Does a New General Surgery Residency Program's Junior Residents Impact Hospital Efficiency and Productivity? J Surg Educ. 2020 Mar-Apr;77(2):309-315. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2019.10.010. Epub 2019 Dec 27. PMID: 31889692.

    Chopra, K., Slavin, B., Khavanin, N., Kraenzlin, F., Darrach, H., Holton, L., ... & Singh, D. P. (2019). Cost Utility of Breast Tissue Expansion using Carbon Dioxide versus Saline: An Analysis of Infection Risk. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open, 7(10).

    Kim, P., Turcotte, J., & Park, A. (2021). Hiatal hernia classification-Way past its shelf life. Surgery.

    Mohamed Ali, A. M., El-Alali, E., Weltz, A. S., & Rehrig, S. T. (2021). Thoracic Point-of-Care Ultrasound: A SARS-CoV-2 Data Repository for Future Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Surgical Innovation, 28(2), 214-219.

    Antognoli L, Choudhry S, Holton LH, Singh D. (2021) “Rinse But Don’t Repeat: Single Application of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy With Instillation and Dwell to Salvage Breast Prosthesis in the Setting of Acute Infection.” Accepted to PRS Global

    Martin, T. A., Choudhry, S., Holton, L. H., Tafra, L., & Jackson, R. S. (2021). Is Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Reliable After Recent Oncoplastic Breast Reduction?. The American Surgeon, 00031348211023408.
    Park, A. (2021). Coronnavation: A Response to the Pandemic.

    Daes, J., & Belyansky, I. (2021). Anatomical Considerations and Tips for Laparoscopic and Robotic-Assisted Enhanced-View Totally Extraperitoneal Rives-Stoppa Repair for Midline Hernia. Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

    Fujii, T., Masuda, H., Cheng, Y. C., Yang, F., Sahin, A. A., Naoi, Y., ... & Ueno, N. T. (2021). A 95-gene signature stratifies recurrence risk of invasive disease in ER-positive, HER2-negative, node-negative breast cancer with intermediate 21-gene signature recurrence scores. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 1-7.

    Singh D, Slavin B, Holton T. Comparing Surgical Site Occurrences in Direct-to-Implant (DTI) versus Two-Stage Expander Breast Reconstruction: Evaluation of a Federated EMR Network (TriNetX) to Assess Real-World Data. Published at PRS GO, December 2020. (PMID: 33564597)

    Taghioff S, Slavin B, Holton T, Singh D. Examining The Potential Benefits of The Influenza Vaccine Against SARS-CoV-2: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis of 74,754 patients. PLoS One, April 2021.

    Jayaraman, S. S., Kulkarni, S. S., Eaton, B., Sides, J., Gergen, A. K., Harmon, L., ... & Klune, J. R. (2021). Does routine postoperative contrast radiography improve outcomes for patients with perforated peptic ulcer? A multicenter retrospective cohort study. Surgery.

    Sibia, U. S., Sanders, T. J., Mylander, C., Rosman, M., Tweed, C., Tafra, L., & Jackson, R. S. (2021). Recurrence score testing does not appear to benefit patients with Grade 1, progesterone receptor-positive breast cancers: an opportunity to eliminate overtreatment and decrease testing costs. Hematology/Oncology.

    Jayaraman, S. S., Allen, R., Feather, C., Turcotte, J., & Klune, J. R. (2021). Outcomes of Laparoscopic vs Open Repair of Perforated Peptic Ulcers: An ACS-NSQIP Study. [Podium Presentation] 16th Annual Academic Surgical Congress 2020.

    Ali AM, Mylander C, Sanders T, Rosman M, Tafra L, Jackson RS. Managing the axilla while awaiting results of Alliance 11202: Can axillary ultrasound identify pateints who do not need an axillary dissection for positive nodes after neoadjuvant chemotherapy? Accepted for poster presentation, Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting, August 2020. 

    Jackson, R, Martin, T, Choudry, S, Holton, L, Mylander, C, Tafra, L. Outcomes of Margin Re-excision after Oncoplastic Breast Reduction. [Poster Presentation]. American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2021

    Jackson, R, Martin, T, Choudry, S, Holton, L, Mylander, C, Tafra, L. Outcomes after Nipple Sparing Mastectomy for Positive Margin(s) Following Recent Oncoplastic Wise-pattern Reduction.  [Poster Presentation]. American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2021

    Jackson, R, Sibia, U, Klune, R, Holton, L, Riker, A.Hospital-based same-day compared to overnight stay mastectomy: A combined ACS-NSQIP and institutional analysis. [Poster Presentation]. Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting, March 2021.

    Jackson, R, Martin, T, Choudry, S, Holton, L, Mylander, C,Sanders, T, Tafra, L. Is sentinel lymph node biopsy reliable after oncoplastic breast reduction? [Poster Presentation]Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting, March 2021. 

    Jackson, R, Lee, E, Tweed, C, Mylander, C, Martino, L, Rosman, M, Waite, K, Tafra, L. Can genomic profiling eliminate the need for SLNB in ER positive, T1-2 breast cancer? [Spotlight Poster-Discussion] San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, December 2020.

    Richard Lu, Alex Addo, H. Reza Zahiri, Adrian Park. “Laparoscopic Repair of Morgagni Hernia with a Falciform Ligament.” Accepted for video loop presentation at the 2020 SAGES Annual Meeting. Cleveland, OH, August 12-15th, 2020.

    Alex Addo MD MPH, Sharma Cook-Richardson MD, James Dove, Andrew Maddox, Zachary Cooper, Philip George MD, H. Reza Zahiri DO FACS, Igor Belyansky MD. “Retromuscular drain placement may reduce postoperative fluid collection following minimally invasive abdominal wall reconstruction.” SAGES 2020 Annual Meeting August 12 – 15, 2020.

    Alex Addo MD MPH, James Dove BA, Philip George MD, H. Reza Zahiri DO FACS, Adrian Park MD. “Patients with ineffective esophageal motility benefit from laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery.” 2020 SAGES Annual Meeting August 12 – 15, 2020.

    Alex Addo, Andrew Broda, Richard Lu, H. Reza Zahiri, Adrian Park. “Does Greater Patient Engagement Improve Outcomes after Gastrointestinal Surgery?” Accepted for eposter presentation at 2019 AC20S Clinical Congress. San Francisco. CA, October 27-31 2019.

    Alex Addo, Andrew Broda, Allison Estep, Richard Lu, Justin Turcotte, H. Reza Zahiri, Igor Belyansky. “Early Perioperative Outcomes in Obese Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive Abdominal Wall Reconstruction.” Accepted for eposter presentation at 2019 ACS Clinical Congress. San Francisco. CA, October 27-31 2019.

    Igor Belyansky, Vladislav Burdakov, H. Reza Zahiri, Victor Radu, Alex Addo, Richard Lu, Andrew Broda, Adrian Park. “The Innovation of Minimally Invasive Retromuscular Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: The Largest Prospective Study of Outcomes.” Accepted for eposter presentation at 2019 ACS Clinical Congress. San Francisco. CA, October 27 - 31 2019.

    Alex Addo, Allison Estep, Andrew Broda, Richard Lu, H. Reza Zahiri, Igor Belyansky. “The Perioperative Outcomes of Minimally Invasive versus Open Transversus Abdominis Release in Patients Undergoing Abdominal Wall Reconstruction”. Accepted for quick shot presentation at 2019 ACS Clinical Congress. San Francisco. CA, October 27-31 2019.  

    Andrew Broda, Zachary Sanford, Alex Addo, Adrian Park. “Novel preoperative risk assessment scoring for anticipated complications following hiatal hernia repair: An ACS-NSQIP study”. Accepted for quick shot podium presentation at American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2019. San Francisco, CA, October 27-31 2019.

    Alex Addo, Richard Lu, Andrew Broda, Nick Huerta, Philip George, MD, H. Reza Zahiri, Igor Belyansky. “Impact of Body Mass Index (BMI) on Perioperative Outcomes following Minimally Invasive Retromuscular Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: A Comparative Analysis.” Accepted for podium presentation at 2020 SAGES Annual Meeting. Cleveland, OH, August 12-15th, 2020. 

    Alex Addo, James Dove, Andrew Maddox, Zachary Cooper, Philip George, H. Reza Zahiri, Igor Belyansky. “Retromuscular drain placement may reduce postoperative fluid collection following minimally invasive abdominal wall reconstruction.” Accepted for quick shot presentation at 2020 SAGES Annual Meeting. Cleveland, OH, August 12-15th, 2020.

    Alex Addo, James Dove, Philip George, H. Reza Zahiri, Adrian Park MD. “Patients with ineffective esophageal motility benefit from laparoscopic antireflux surgery.” Accepted for quick shot presentation at 2020 SAGES Annual Meeting. Cleveland, OH, August 12-15th, 2020.

    Alex Addo, Philip George, Sara Parmiter, Andrew Broda, H. Reza Zahiri, Adrian Park. “Patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux may derive long-term benefit from antireflux surgery.” Accepted for quick shot presentation at 2020 SSAT/DDW 61st Meeting. Chicago, IL, May 2-5th, 2020.

    Jayaraman SS, Kulkarni S, Eaton B, Houk AK, Bruns BR, Weinberger JM, Harmon LA, Neal MD, Klune JR. Does routine contrast radiography improve the postoperative care of patients with perforated peptic ulcer? A multicenter retrospective cohort study. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 2020 Oct;231(4):S93-S94. Presented at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, October 2020.  

    Leydorf SD, Ali M, Feather CB, Turcotte JJ, Klune JR. Indocyanine green does not reduce need for bail-out operation in acute cholecystitis. Presented at Academic Surgical Congress 2020.  

    Jayaraman SS, Turcotte J,Feather CB, Klune JR. The roleof enteral contrasted imaging in the postoperative management of perforatedpeptic ulcers. Presented at Academic Surgical Congress 2020.  

    Feather CB, Boord A,Antognoli L, Turcotte JJ, Klune JR.Wound management in emergent colon cases: Does it really impact surgical siteinfection? Presented at Academic Surgical Congress 2020.  

    Sibia US, Turcotte JJ, Klune JR, Feather CB. How does a newgeneral surgery residency program impact hospitals? Journal of the AmericanCollege of Surgeons, 2019 Oct; 229(4):S242. Presented at American Collegeof Surgeons Clinical Congress 2019. 

    Lee E, Huerta N,Tweed C, Martino L, Waite K, Mylander C, Rosman M, Tafra L, Jackson RS. Cangenomic profiling and preoperative axillary ultrasound eliminate the need forsentinel lymph node biopsy in early-stage, ER-positive breast cancer? Acceptedfor poster presentation, American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting,April 2020. 

    Ali AM, Mylander C, Sanders T, Rosman M, Tafra L, JacksonRS. Managing the axilla while awaiting results of Alliance 11202: Can axillaryultrasound identify pateints who do not need an axillary dissection forpositive nodes after neoadjuvant chemotherapy? Accepted for posterpresentation, Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting, August 2020. 

    Anderson B, Resnick E, Waite K, Sanders T, Tafra L, JacksonRS. Evaluation of SSI Risk Prediction Model for Breast Reconstruction Outcomes.Poster presentation, American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting, April2020. 

    Jackson RS, SandersM, Rosman M, Mylander C, Tafra L. Recurrence score testing does not appear tobenefit patients with grade 1 PR positive breast cancers: an opportunity toeliminate over-treatment and decrease testing costs. Poster presentation at theSan Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, December 2019. 

    AbdominalPanniculectomy and the Preoperative Risk of Diabetes: A Real World Study withTriNetX. Nate Eberle, Devinder Singh. Anne Arundel Medical Center ResearchSymposium, July 30, 2019

    TheEffect of Diabetes, Obesity, and Smoking on Mediastinitis after Coronary ArteryBypass Grafting: A Real World Analysis. Poster presentation.  DevinderSingh MD, Luther Holton MD, Nate Eberle.  SAWC Fall 2019. Las Vegas.October 13, 2019

    Klune, R, Bussy, I, Turcotte, J, Weltz, A, Feather, C.  The Role of Interfacility Transfer for Non-Elective Cholecystectomy in High MELD Patients: An ACS-NSQIP Analysis [Poster Presentation]. American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2021

    Sibia US,  Feather CB, Turcotte JJ, Klune JR. Transferring the Frail: Understanding the role of frailty and transfer status in geriatric emergency colon surgery patients. [Poster Presentation] ACS Quality and Safety Conference 2021

    Klune, R, Allen, R, Feather, C. Open vs Closed: Comparing Outcomes of Variable Skin Closure Technique after Emergency Open Colorectal Surgery, an ACS-NSQIP Analysis [Poster Presentation]American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2021

    Cook-Richardson S, Kim P, Zahiri H, Belyansky I. Outcomes following surgical treatment for Chronic Groin Pain: A single center’s seven-year retrospective analysis [Podium Presentation]. American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2021

    Cook-Richardson S, Kim P, Addo A, Broda D, Park A. Racial Disparities in Surgical Outcomes after Hiatal Hernia Repair Surgery: An ACS-NSQIP Analysis [Poster Presentation].  American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2021

    Sibia US, Jackson RS, Waite K, Klune JR, Buras RR, Harris E, Liang W, Tafra L, Milburn ML, Riker AI. Quality Improvement Initiative: Enhanced Recovery after Surgery with Outpatient Mastectomy Leads to Reductions in Length of Stay, Opioid Use, and Hospital Costs. American College of Surgeons Quality and Safety Conference. July 12-16, 2021.

    Cook-Richardson S, Kim P, Turcotte J, Zahiri H, Belyansky I. Comparative Perioperative Outcome and Cost Analysis of Minimally Invasive versus Open Abdominal Wall Reconstruction [Podium Presentation]. American Hernia Society 2021, Austin TX. 

    Jayaraman S, Resnick E, Waite K, Marshall E, Holton L, Tafra L, Jackson, R. Nipple Sparing Mastectomy without Nipple Duct Coring – Oncologic & Cosmetic Outcomes: A single center experience. [Podium Presentation]. Maryland ACS Meeting (virtual) 2021. 

    Martin R, Holton L, Choudry S, Tafra L, Jackson R. Is Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Reliable after Recent Oncoplastic Breast Reduction?  [Podium Presentation]. Maryland ACS Meeting (virtual) 2021. 

    Taghioff S, Slavin B, Holton T, Singh D. Risk Stratification of Surgical Site Outcomes by BMI in Autologous Breast Reconstruction: An Analysis of a Globally Federated EMR Network in Improving Patient Safety. Virtual Poster Presentation: Society for Advanced Wound Care Annual Meeting Virtual Top 10 Poster Presentation, May 2021.

    Slavin B, Singh D, Holton T. Comparing Surgical Site Occurrences in Direct-to-Implant (DTI) versus Two-Stage Expander Breast Reconstruction: Evaluation of a Federated EMR Network (TriNetX) to Assess Real-World Data. Virtual Podium Presentation: Plastic Surgery: The Meeting (ASPS), San Francisco, CA October 2020.

    Taghioff S, Slavin B, Holton T, Singh D. Utilizing a Globally Federated EMR Network to Aid Pre-Operative Decision Making: Risk Stratification of 90-Day Surgical Site Outcomes by BMI & Slap Type for Autologous Breast Reconstruction. Accepted as Podium Presentation: Plastic Surgery: The Meeting (ASPS), Atlanta, GA, October 2021.

    Taghioff S, Slavin B, Holton T, Singh D. The Impact of the Influenza Vaccine on Post-Operative Outcomes in Covid-19 Positive Patients: An Analysis of 43,580 Patients Using a Globally Federated EMR network. Accepted as Virtual Podium Presentation: American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2021 Meeting: Owen Wangensteen Scientific Forum, October 2021.

    Taghioff S, Slavin B, Holton T, Singh D. Examining The Potential Benefits of The Influenza Vaccine Against SARS-CoV-2: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis of 74,754 Patients. Accepted as Virtual Podium Presentation and Sepsis Award Finalist: European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Late-Breaking Research, Vienna, Austria, July 2021.

    Mohamed M, Leydorf S, Gandsas A. Assessing the relationship between gastric sleeve specimin volume and post-operative weight loss1st prize in general surgery category for resident competition.  [Podium Presentation]. Maryland ACS Meeting (virtual) 2021. 

    Belyansky I, Lu R. Robotic Totally Extraperitoneal Retrorectus Repair. (2021) In:  Atlas of Robotic General Surgery E-Book. Elsevier Health Sciences. 117. 

    de Oliveira F.M.M., Cavazzola L.T., Weltz A.S., Belyansky I. (2019) Ventral Abdominal Hernia Repair: MIS Extraperitoneal Repair Techniques: eTEP Rives, MILOS/EMILOS, and Onlay MIS Repair. In: Davis, Jr. S., Dakin G., Bates A. (eds) The SAGES Manual of Hernia Surgery. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78411-3_20