ICS-US Section
82nd Annual Surgical Update



44th Annual Scientific Meeting

InterContinental Airport Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Final Scientific Program
Speakers listed in the planned order of presentation as of June 17, 2021.


Thursday          6/24/2021         3pm-6pm

Opening Session                                             Global Surgery and Surgical Mission Work

A primary part of the mission of the International College of Surgeons is to provide humanitarian service to those in need. During this session, participants will hear from a number of individuals who will share their experiences in Global Surgery. Included will be presentations covering: Surgical Challenges; Success Stories; Improving Health Equity; Capacity Building; Developing a GI Tumor Board and Sustainable Global Health. Participants will gain a better understanding of how the covered topics impact global surgery and mission work, thus allowing those who undertake these efforts to provide improved care during these important humanitarian projects.

  Moderators:   Mamta Swaroop, MD and Thav Thambi-Pillai, MD

  Sustainable Global Health in Surgery: Lessons Learned from the ACS Collaborative

  Girma Tefera, MD, Madison, WI

  Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Medical Director of Operation Giving Back (ACS)

  Developing a GI Tumor Board Virtually in a Developing Country

  Kumaresan Sandrasegaran, MD, Phoenix, AZ                                                                                                     

  Professor of Radiology, Mayo Clinic Arizona

  Providing Pathology Expertise for Capacity Building and Cancer Care

  Yasodha Natkunam, MD, PhD, Stanford, CA                                                                                                       

  Ronald F. Dorfman Endowed Professor in Hematopathology, Stanford University School of Medicine

  World Surgical Foundation Philippines: A Success Story

  Domingo T. Alvear, MD, Mechanicsburg, PA

  Retired Chief of Pediatric Surgery, UPMC

  Global Surgery – The Jamaican Map

  B'jorn Blackwood, MBBS, Kingston, Jamaica

  Medical Officer, Kingston and St. Andrew Health Department, Ministry of Health and Wellness

  Establishing a “National” Underserved Rotation during General Surgery Residency

  Benjamin Jarman, MD, La Crosse, WI

  Gundersen Medical Foundation - General Surgery Residency Program, Director Gundersen Health System - Board of Trustees

  The Expansion of Surgical Care Services is Essential in Improving Health Equity

  Kathryn Campos, BA, Everett, WA

  Independent Student Researcher, University of Washington, School of Medicine - Dept. of Surgery, Harborview Injury Prevention Program

Surgery in the Developing World

  Sean Dupont, MD, Sioux Falls, SD                                                                                                                       

  Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery - University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls VA Medical Center

  A Rural General Surgery Resident’s Guide to Volunteering Internationally

  Elizabeth Jacob, MD, Cooperstown, MA                                                                                                             

  PGY3 General Surgery Resident, Bassett Medical Center

  Surgical Challenges: A Surgeon’s Perspective from the Developing World

  Suman Baral, MD, Tansen, Nepal                                                                                                                       

  Assistant Professor, Lumbini Medical College and Teaching Hospital Ltd


Friday                                    6/25/2021   8am-12pm

AANOS Annual Scientific Meeting                   Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgery Part 1

The United States Section of ICS (ICSUS) is proud to continue its long standing relationship with the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons (the Academy). As such, the Academy has designated the ICSUS Annual Surgical Update as its Annual Scientific Meeting. Working closely with the members of the Academy to determine professional practice gaps and educational need, ICSUS planners representing these two major surgical specialties are developing two days of programming. Participants in this first session will receive valuable updates on the diagnosis and most advanced treatment options for a variety of Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic conditions. Learners will have a better understanding about the latest treatment options for glioblastoma, hydrocephalus and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. Updates on wide awake hand surgery and the use of MIS expandable inter-body cages will also be provided.

Learners in this session will obtain information to appropriately determine whether further more advanced educational initiatives are required in order to effectively implement the provided information into their practice.

  Moderators:   Mark N. Perlmutter, MD and Lucia Zamorano, MD

  New Trends in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, 2021

  Mark N. Perlmutter, MD, Rocky Mount, NC

  Orthopaedic Surgeon, Carolinas Regional Orthopedics

  Use of MIS Expandable Interbody Cages to Optimize TLIF Outcomes and Segmental Corrections

  Lucia Zamorano, MD, Birmingham, MI

  Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

  Wide Awake Hand Surgery in 2021

  Robert Van Demark, Jr., MD, Sioux Falls, SD

  Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery/Section Head University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

  CSF Flow Dynamics: Do we really understand CSF flow?

  Shawn Vuong, MD, Sioux Falls, SD

  Clinical Instructor Department of Surgery University of South Dakota

  Surgical Therapies for Glioblastoma

  Clark Chen, MD, Minneapolis, MN

  Chair, Dept. of Neurosurgery - University of Minnesota

  Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) and Acute Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: Is There a Need for

  Surgical Intervention?

  Gazanfar Rahmathulla, MBBS (MD), Jacksonville, FL

  Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Medical Director of Neurosurgery Trauma, University of

  Novel Direct Oral Anticoagulants: A Review of Specific and Nonspecific Means of Reversal

  Craig Clark, MD, PhD, Carrollton, MS                                                                                                                  

  Neurosurgeon, AANOS Past Chair of the Board

  Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of a Limping Child

  Maxime J. Coles, MD, Boca Raton, FL                                                                                                                 

  Orthopedic Surgeon and Traumatologist

Friday                                    6/25/2021   8am-10:00am

Clinical Telemedicine Around the World: From Ad Hoc Medicine to Modus Operandi

Health care professionals now use telemedicine tools to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients at a distance using modern telecommunications technology. This healthcare delivery system has changed dramatically in the past 10 years, especially since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now considered by many as an extremely important and necessary aspect of healthcare. This international panel will provide the latest information about how telemedicine is being used around the world.

Upon completion of this session, learners will have a better understanding of how telemedicine is used in other parts of the world as well as here in the United States. Presentation of the most recent information from South Africa and India is planned. The future of telemedicine beyond the COVID pandemic will also be contemplated.

  Moderators:   Rifat Latifi, MD and Demetrius Litwin, MD

  Telemedicine  in Northern America: Where do we stand?

  Ronald Weinstein, MD, Tucson, AZ                                                                                                                     

  The Arizona Telemedicine Program, University of Arizona Health Sciences

  Telemedicine in Africa

  Maurice Mars, MBChB, MD, Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa                                                                                

  Emeritus Professor of TeleHealth at the University of KwaZulu-Natal

  Telemedicine in the Balkans and Cabo Verde: Tales from Two Continents

  Rifat Latifi, MD, Hawthorne, NY

  Chair and Professor of Surgery; Director, Department of Surgery; Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship; Chief of General Surgery; Westchester Medical Center

  Technology Enabled Remote Health Care in India in Public Private Partnership Mode

  Krishnan Ganapathy, MD, Chennai, India                                                                                                           

  Director Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation; Director, Apollo Tele Health Services; Honorary Distinguished Professor Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University


Friday                                    6/25/2021   10:15am-12pm

General Plenary Session

Representing multiple surgical specialties, ICSUS CME programs are rich in diversity. The multidisciplinary educational sessions presented, seek to provide content that improves the learner’s competence, performance or patient outcomes through interaction with peers. ICSUS encourages participants from all specialties to interact and learn from one another, thereby building a broad base of knowledge. In this session compiled from abstracts submitted by ICS Fellows and others, presentations will cover issues related to a variety of topics including: Pediatric Transplant, Closed Incision Negative Pressure Therapy, Metastatic Melanoma, Post-Hepatectomy Biliary Complications, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Severe Cholecystitis, Lower Extremity Tibial Arterial Disease and, Endorectal Advancement Flap for Complex Anal Fistulas.

  Moderators:   Joshua Mammen, MD and Ehab Sorial, MD

  A Novel Modification of the Endorectal Advancement Flap for Complex Anal Fistulas: Surgical Technique and


  Rebekah Wood, MD, Sioux Falls, SD

  General Surgery Resident

  Management of Lower Extremity Tibial Arterial Disease: Where Are We and Where Are We Heading?

  Ehab Sorial, MD, Los Gatos, CA

  Associate Professor of Surgery

  Management of Post-Hepatectomy Biliary Complications

  Michael J. Jacobs, MD, Bloomfield Hills, MI

  Clinical Professor of Surgery, Michigan State University CHM

  Incision and Surrounding Soft Tissue Management of the Breast Using Closed Incision Negative Pressure

  Therapy with Full-Coverage Dressings

  Anthony N. Dardano, Jr., DO, Boca Raton, FL

  Associate Professor of Surgery, Florida Atlantic University, Chief of Plastic Surgery Trauma, Delray Medical

  Providing Excellent Outcomes for Pediatric Transplant Recipients in a Geographic Catchment Area of over

  350,000 Square Miles

  Megan Adams, MD, Denver, CO                                                                                                                         

  Assistant Professor of Surgery University of Colorado Children's Hospital of Colorado

  Metastatic Melanoma-Long Term Survival

  Raymond A. Dieter, Jr., MD, MPH, Glen Ellyn, IL                                                                                                 

  Adjunct-Olivet/Visiting Researcher U of I

  Surgical Techniques to Achieve Safety Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Severe Cholecystitis

  Kung-Kai Kuo, MD, PhD, Kaohsiung, Taiwan                                                                                                       

  President of ICS-Taiwan Section; Professor in Surgery, University of Kaohsiung Medical University


Friday                                    6/25/2021   1pm-1:30pm

Honors Luncheon                                           The Dr. Andre Crotti Lecture

Dr. Andre J. Crotti was the first President of the US Section (1937) and the second ICS World President (1938). Dr. Crotti, a founding member of the College, is credited with the development of the College motto: Pro omni humanitate [for all humankind]. Dr. Crotti’s abundant contributions to the profession of surgery and the growth, success and prosperity of our United States Section are without question. He will serve as an admirable example for years to come to all those who are selected to receive The Dr. Andre Crotti Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession of Surgery. During this special luncheon presentation, this year’s award recipient will share his life-long philosophy on education, whether for students, residents, patients or co-workers.

  Moderator:    Thav Thambi-Pillai, MD

  Surgical Learning Requires....Assessment!

  David R. Farley, MD, Tower, MN

  Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic


Friday                                    6/25/2021   1:30pm-3:30pm

Managing Trauma and Emergency General Surgery

Participants in this session will hear from a number of experts about various aspects of trauma and emergency general surgery primarily from a rural surgery perspective. Presentations will include information about: education; continuation of care; disparities in care; emergency medical services; critical care; trauma recidivism and; trauma resuscitation.

  Moderators:   Harry Anderson, III, MD and Tracy Sambo, MD

  Analyzing Disparities in Trauma Care: A Heavy Burden with Minimal Resource

  Alexandra Reitz, MD, Atlanta, GA

  Resident Physician, Department of Surgery, Emory University

  Improving Communication Between Critical Access Hospitals and Regional Trauma Centers

  Brian Schneider, MD, Amarillo, TX

  Associate Professor of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Science Center

  Critical Care in a Rural Setting - What is Possible - What is not!

  John Weigelt, MD, DVM, MMA, Lead, SD

  Professor of Surgery, University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine

  Rural Trauma Education and Training

  Wilfred Chapleau, EMT-p, RN, TNS, Chicago Heights, IL

Partner, International PreHospital Medicine Institute, Director of Performance Improvement - American College of Surgeons (Retired), Chief of Chicago Heights Fire Department and Manager   Emergency Services and Disaster Agency (Retired)

  Trauma Recidivism in a Rural ACS Level 1 Trauma Center. Has the Paradigm Shifted? Are Elderly Adults More at Risk?

  Saptarshi Biswas, MD, Myrtle Beach, SC

  Attending Trauma Surgeon, Department of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Grand Strand Medical Center

  Rural Trauma: The Continuum of Care

  Peter Pons, MD, Brighton, CO                                                                                                                            

  Professor Emeritus, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

  Trauma Resuscitation

  Lance Stuke, MD, MPH, New Orleans, LA                                                                                                            

  Professor of Surgery, General Surgery Program Director, LSU Department of Surgery

  Emergency Medical Services

  Michael Hunter, NRP, TP-C, Holden, MA                                                                                                            

  Deputy Chief EMS, UMass Memorial Medical Center

Friday                                    6/25/2021   3:30pm-5:30pm

COVID-19: Lessons Learned

During this session the faculty will present some of the most important lessons that have been learned about COVID-19. Included will be anecdotal evidence as well as clinical data covering the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the disease from the perspective of not only the United States, but also other parts of the world.  The effects of COVID-19 on surgery and other aspects of health care will also be addressed. Perhaps most importantly for ICS, as well as other organizations that have an international focus, will be a presentation that addresses how the pandemic will likely impact global surgery.

Moderators:     Demetrius Litwin, MD and Siva Vithiananthan, MD

 Surgical Manpower Deployment at an Academic Medical Center
 Anne Larkin, MD, Shrewsbury, MA
 Associate Professor of Surgery, Vice Chair of Education, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School

 COVID-19 Management in Rwanda, Perspective of a low-income country

  Jennifer Rickard, MD, MPH, Minneapolis, MN

  Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota Honorary Professor, University of Rwanda

 COVID-19: We are All Safety Net Hospitals

  Ketan Sheth, MD, Cambridge, MA                                                                                                                      

  Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

  Novel Surgical Response to the Pandemic: Mobilization of Thoracic Surgery

  Feiran Lou, MD, MS, Worcester, MA

  Assistant Professor of Surgery, UMass Memorial Medical Center

  Novel Surgical Response to the Pandemic: Mobilization of Vascular Surgery

  Dejah Judelson, MD, Worcester, MA

  Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University of Massachusetts

  Medical Center

  Post-Surgical Outcomes in COVID-19

  Hannah Buettner, MD, Worcester, MA

  Research Fellow, University of Massachusetts Medical School

  The Harsh Reality of the Lockdown: Increased Domestic Violence During the Early Peak Phase of COVID 19

  pandemic. A Rural Level 1 Trauma Center Experience

  Saptarshi Biswas, MD, Myrtle Beach, SC

  Attending Trauma Surgeon, Department of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Grand

  Strand Medical Center


   The Economic Effects on Acute Care Surgery in a New York City Public Hospital During the COVID Pandemic

  Anthony Kopatsis, MD, Elmhurst, NY                                                                                                                 

  Senior Staff, ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  The Long-Term Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic and What it Means for Global Surgery

  Robert Finberg, MD, Worcester, MA                                                                                                                  

  Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School


Saturday                                6/26/2021   8am-12pm

AANOS Annual Scientific Meeting                   Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgery Part 2

Participants in this second session will receive updates on the diagnosis and treatment options for a variety of Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic maladies. Learners will receive information about: Circumferential Negative Pressure Wound Therapy; Cerebellar Arteriovenous Malformations; and Nerve Sheath Meningiomas. In addition, the following will be discussed: clinical results of various types of high-density polyethylene used in total knee replacement; integrating pain related interventional procedures in a spine practice; an effective, available, affordable model for laboratory surgical training; and gamma knife radiosurgery.

  Moderators:   Sudhir Rao, MD and William Welch, MD

  Integrating Pain Related Interventional Procedures in a Spine Practice

  Amit Bhandarkar, MD, Herrin, IL

  Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, St. Mary's Hospital Centralia

  Treatment of Tarlov Cysts

  William C. Welch, MD, Philadelphia, PA

  Professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery, Penn Medicine; Chair, Department of Neurosurgery at

  Pennsylvania Hospital

  Gamma Knife Radiosurgery and Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy for the Treatment of AIDS-Related

  Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma

  Andres Alvarez Pinzon, MD, PhD, MHA, San Mateo, CA                                                                                      

  Sr. Research Program Manager, University California, San Francisco Fellow, Vascular Neurosurgery and Skull Base Lan, UCSF Consultant Director, Health Sciences Research, Miami Neurosciences Center at Larkin

  Management of Soft Tissue Edema in the Lower Extremity using Circumferential Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: A Case report

  Anthony N. Dardano, Jr., DO, Boca Raton, FL

  Associate Professor of Surgery, Florida Atlantic University, Chief of Plastic Surgery Trauma, Delray Medical

  Cerebellar Arteriovenous Malformations: Treatment Strategy

  Jesseca R. Pirkle, BS, Rockford, IL

  Medical Student, University of Illinois College of Medicine

  Update on Current Utilization of Nutraceuticals

  Marc Stevens, MD, State Road, SC                                                                                                                     

  Orthopaedic Surgeon

  Primary Optic Nerve Sheath Meningiomas

  Craig Clark, MD, PhD, Carrollton, MS                                                                                                                  

  Neurosurgeon, AANOS Past Chair of the Board

  Know your Plastic (Orthopedics)

  Naga Suresh Cheppalli, MD, Albuquerque, NM                                                                                                  

  Asst. Professor of UNM, Albuequrque; Staff Orthopedic Surgeon VA Hospital

Saturday                                6/26/2021   8am-10am

Rural Surgery: Training and in Practice

A hospital in a rural area typically serves fewer than 50,000 residents and typically over a great distance. While the total number of overall cases may be smaller, the cases that a general surgeon may need to address, are far more varied and will typically include procedures that a specialist would treat in a metropolitan area. During this session, participants will learn about the requirements of a general surgical career in a rural setting. Topics covered will include: management of several specific issues; special training; challenges; simulation and; shortfalls in current training programs.

  Moderators:   Melissa Johnson, MD and Thav Thambi-Pillai, MD

  Addressing the Shortfalls of Current General Surgical Training for Rural Surgery Practices

  Brian Schneider, MD, Amarillo, TX

  Associate Professor of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Science Center

  The Role of Simulation in Surgical Training

  Mariela Rivera, MD, Rochester, MN

  Assistant Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic

  Training a Rural General Surgeon

  Gary Timmerman, MD, Sioux Falls, SD

  Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, USD Sanford Medical School

  Challenges in Rural Surgical Practice

  Robert Sticca, MD, Fargo, ND

  Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of North Dakota SMHS

  Colon Cancer Care in the Rural Community:  Are We Good Enough?

  Michael Sarap, MD, Cambridge, OH

  Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery, Wright State University Boonshoft College of Medicine, Dayton Ohio; Outgoing Chair, American College of Surgeons Advisory Council for Rural Surgery

  Rural Surgery and a Rural Surgical Society

  Daniel Margo, MD, Grand Rapids, MN

  Staff Surgeon

Saturday                                6/26/2021   10:15am-12pm

Physician Wellness and Ethics

A surgeon’s life is typically very hectic. The day-to-day stress of the profession can expedite burn-out and cause other health issues as well. During this session, participants will learn about several approaches to physician well-being. In addition, a primer on retirement planning will be included for both younger and more senior surgeons. Finally, as part of our annual effort to include ethics related programing a discussion of the ethics of a pandemic will be presented.

  Moderators:   Harry Anderson, III, MD and Mariela Rivera, MD

  Your Wellness Journey: The Six Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine

  James Wudel, MD, Sioux Falls, SD

  Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery / CT Surgery, USD SSOM

  Building Well-Being into Culture: The Sanford Health Experience.

  Luis Garcia, MD, Sioux Falls, SD

President, Clinic Sanford Health System Interim Chief Medical Officer Sanford Health Plan Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences

  Success Factors for Retirement: What to Know If Years Away or in Retirement Today

  David Mandell, JD, MBA, Cincinnati, OH

  Partner, OJM Group; Attorney

  Surgical Resident Wellbeing and the SECOND Trial

  Jon Ryckman, MD, Sioux Falls, SD                                                                                                                       

  Assistant Professor, Surgery and Pediatrics, University of South Dakota; Associate Program Director, USD SSOM Residency in General Surgery

  Plagues and People

  Frank Bongiorno, MD, MPS, Murfreesboro, TN                                                                                                   

  Adventures in Learning Community Education

Saturday                                6/26/2021   12:30pm-1pm

Special Luncheon Lecture                               Dr. Arno Roscher Endowed Lecture

Dr. Arno A. Roscher has been a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons since 1968. Dr. Roscher has been very active in ICS activities throughout his over 50 years as a member. He has also held numerous elected leadership positions at both the US Section and International levels. When he contributed $100,000 to the US Section in 2009 the Dr. Arno A. Roscher Endowed Lecture was established. This year marks the twelfth presentation of this special lecture that has featured renowned physicians presenting on varied topics ranging from the Reduction of Health Disparities to Molecular Genetic Testing to Dr. Raabe’s presentation this year on Stem Cell Therapies.

  Moderator:    Thav Thambi-Pillai, MD

  Stem Cell Therapies: Facts or Fiction?

  Tobias Raabe, PhD, Philadelphia, PA

  Research Assistant Professor of Genetics, Division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Saturday                                6/26/2021   2pm-4pm

The Influence of Robotics and Technology in Surgery

The use of a robotic surgery system enhances precision, flexibility and control during an operation. The surgeon can see the site better compared with traditional techniques. Using a surgical robot, delicate and complex procedures that may have been difficult or impossible with other approaches can now be achieved. Robotic surgery involves risk and isn't an option for everyone. During this session, participants will learn about the most recent advances and uses of a robotic surgery system in various specialties. In addition, learners will be informed how to implement robotic use in your practice. This session will also include a special virtual presentation by the ICS World President.

  Moderators:   Sharique Nazir, MD and Hassan Al-Turaihi, MD

  The Role of 3D Printing in Hepatobiliary Surgery: Challenges and Opportunities

  Georgios Tsoulfas, MD, PhD, Thessaloniki, Greece (ICS World President)                                                            

  Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Transplantation Surgery, Aristotle University

  Becoming a Total Practice Robotic General Surgeon

  Curtis Peery, MD, Sioux Falls, SD

  Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Sanford University of South Dakota, Director of Bariatric Surgery

  Sanford USD Medical Center

  The Role of Endoscopic Myotomy in the Management of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders

  Andrew Luhrs, MD, Providence, RI                                                                                                                     

  Assistant Professor of Surgery, Brown University

  Evolution and Role of Robotic Surgery in the Management of Pancreatic Cancer

  D. Rohan Jeyarajah, MD, Richardson, TX                                                                                                            

  Professor of Surgery, TCU/UNTHSC School of Medicine

  Adopting New Robotic Technologies for Hernia Repair

  Marcoandrea Giorgi, MD, Providence, RI                                                                                                            

  Assistant Professor of Surgery, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

  Tightening the Belt: New Treatment Therapies for GERD

  Yalini Vigneswaran, MD, MPH, Chicago, IL                                                                                                          

  Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Chicago


Saturday                                6/26/2021   4pm-6pm

Annual Research Scholarship Competition

Surgical Residents and Medical Students will participate in this annual contest. Submissions will initially be judged by the Scholarship Committee. Qualifying candidates will then make an oral presentation during the Annual Surgical Update. Oral presentations will also be judged by a special panel during the meeting in Minneapolis. Scores will be combined to determine the winners of various prizes (including a monetary grand prize). Attendees will be presented with fascinating information by some of the brightest young minds in medicine.

  Moderators:   Tracy Sambo, MD and Dixon Santana, MD

  Surgical Training Programs Across Rural Africa Better Prepare Surgeons for Humanitarian Disasters than US-Based Training

  Michael Traynor, MD, MPH, Rochester, MN

  Resident, Mayo Clinic

  Systematic Review of Procedural Healthcare Simulation in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

  Sarah Lund, MD, Rochester, MN

  Resident, Mayo Clinic

  Management of Sternoclavicular Joint Infection: A Single Center Experience

  Thomas Marsden, MD, Lexington, KY

  Resident, University of Kentucky

  Lung Cancer in Young Adults: A Single Center Experience

  Stuart Jones, BS, Lexington, KY

  Medical Student, University of Kentucky

  Outcomes of Pancreatic Cyst: Analysis of 90,958 Patients from Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database.

  Kenji Okumura, MD, Valhalla, NY

  Resident, Department of Surgery, Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College

  Early and Late Postoperative Complications of Mandible Reconstruction: Osseous Versus Soft Tissue Flaps

  Jake Goldstein, Medical Student, Forest Park, IL

  Medical Student, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

  Clinical Characteristics, Management, and Outcomes of Patients with Primary Cardiac Angiosarcoma: A Systematic Review

  Gabriel De la Cruz Ku, MD, Rochester, MN

  Resident Physician, General Surgery, Mayo Clinic

  A Closed Loop Clinical Audit on Surgical Safety Checklist

  Akatya Vidushi Sinha, MBBS, Mumbai, India                                                                                                      

  Medical Student, MGM Medical College

  Online Survey Among Doctors of Nepal on Re-utilization of Surgical Tools from Developed Nations

  Shrinit Babel, Lutz, FL                                                                                                                                         

  College Freshman, Pre-Med Student at the University of South Florida, Judy Genshaft Honors College

  Perioperative Mortality Rate in a Low Resource, Non-Governmental Organization Hospital.

  Yuki Ng, MBBS, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia                                                                                                       

  Junior Doctor, Sarawak General Hospital

  Neurosurgical Thoracolumbar Wound Complicated by CSF Fistula Open for 29 Days, Achieved Definitive Sutureless Closure Within 12 Days After Implantation of Porcine Urinary Bladder Matrix

  Jasmin Rahesh, MS, MBA, Amarillo, TX                                                                                                               

  Medical Student, Texas Tech University School of Medicine

  Risk Factors for Failure of Non-Operative Management in Patients with Intracranial Hemorrhage and Blunt Splenic Injury

  Nicole Boswell, BS, Greenville, SC                                                                                                                      

  Medical Student, University of South Carolina School of Medicine

  Definitive Closure of a Ballistic Shotgun Injury with Extensive Soft Tissue Loss to the Right Thigh using ABRA Adhesive Dynamic Tissue System (DTS) and Porcine Urinary Bladder Matrix (PUBM)

  Rohan Anand, MBA, Amarillo, TX                                                                                                                       

  Medical Student, Texas Tech University School of Medicine

  Case Report of Azygous Vein Injury from Blunt Force Trauma: Surgical Management and Literature Review

  Annie Snitman, Lubbock, TX                                                                                                                               

  Medical Student, Texas Tech University School of Medicine