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Resident Research

Research by residents is considered a key part of training, both as a means of achieving critical thinking and analysis skills necessary for life-long learning, and as a tool to ensure competitiveness for fellowship training by trainees so inclined. 

Consistent with its history and mission, there is a very strong tradition of and opportunity for educational research within the division of general surgery. A bimonthly Surgical Education Performance Group meeting chaired by Hilary Sanfey, Vice Chair for Education, allows residents to meet and  work with thought leaders from multiple divisions and departments within the institution to plan and execute educational research projects.  Residents have also been involved in a number of outcomes and translational research projects, and a list of the resulting resident presentations and publications over the last five years may be viewed below.  Clinical and research interests, as well as recent presentations and publications by specific general surgery faculty, may be accessed through their individual faculty links. 

All residents are required, as a minimum to submit an abstract to the departmental resident research day program.  Opportunities to collaborate with educational, translational, and basic scientists through other departments within the School of Medicine are also available for the interested resident.

Resident Research

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

2017

McDow, Ganai.  “Impact of Endocrinologist and Surgeon Density on Thyroid Cancer Survival”.  Presented at IL ACS Meeting, May 19, 2017, Champaign, IL.

Buckley, Ganai, Mellinger, Rea.  “Impact of Time to Surgery on Rural-Urban Disparities in Breast Cancer”.  Presented at IL ACS Meeting, May 19, 2017, Champaign, IL.

Sturm, Wall, Mellinger.  “An Appreciative Inquiry Approach to the Core Competencies:  Taking it From Theory to Practice”.  Presented at Presented at IL ACS Meeting, May 19, 2017, Champaign, IL.

Sturm, Ganai, Zahnd, Mellinger. “Rural-Urban and Regional Differences in Receipt of Esophagectomy for Early-Stage Esophagus Cancer”. Presented at DDW 2017, May 6-9, 2017, Chicago, IL.

McDow, Jakoby, Elayyan, Sharma.  “Parathyroid Carcinoma is a Rare but Important Etiologcy of Hyperparathyroidism”.  Presented (Elayyan) at AACE, May 3-7, 2017, Austin, TX.

Buckley, Ganai, Mellinger, Rea.  “Impact of Rural-Urban Status on Survival After Mastectomy without Reconstruction versus Mastectomy with Reconstruction”. Presented at ASBrS meeting, April 26-30, 2017, Las Vegas, NV.

Buckley, Ganai, Mellinger, Rea.  “Impact of Time to Surgery on Rural-Urban Disparities in Breast Cancer”.  Presented at SIU 27th Annual Trainee Research Symposium, April 18, 2017, Springfield, IL.  Won 2nd place

McDow, Ganai.  “Impact of Endocrinologist and Surgeon Density on Thyroid Cancer Survival”.  Presented at SIU 27th Annual Trainee Research Symposium, April 18, 2017, Springfield, IL.  Won 3rd place

MacKinney, Ganai, Smith, Yeager. “Investigation of Barriers to Utilization of Post-Discharge Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis for Post-Operative General Surgery Cancer Patients”. Presented at SIU Resident Research Day, April 13, 2017, Springfield, IL

Sturm, Ganai, Zahnd, Mellinger. “National trends in local excision and esophagectomy for cT1N0 esophageal cancer”.  Presented at SIU Resident Research Day, April 13, 2017, Springfield, IL.

Buckley, Ganai, Mellinger, Rea.  “Impact of Rural-Urban Status on Survival After Mastectomy without Reconstruction versus Mastectomy with Reconstruction”. SIU Resident Research Day, April 13, 2017, Springfield, IL.

Sturm, Ganai, Zahnd, Mellinger. “National trends in local excision and esophagectomy for cT1N0 esophageal cancer”.  Presented at Society for Surgical Oncology 2017 meeting, March 15-18, 2017, Seattle, WA.

Buckley, Ganai, Mellinger, Rea.  “Impact of Time to Surgery on Rural-Urban Disparities in Breast Cancer”.  Presented at Society for Surgical Oncology 2017 meeting, March 15-18, 2017, Seattle, WA.

Tehrani, Garfinkel, Desai.  “Oncologic Adequacy of Resection in Elective Versus Emergent Cases of Colon Cancer”. Presented at Academic Surgical Congress, February 7-9, 2017, Las Vegas, NV.

Sturm, Ganai, Zahnd, Mellinger. “National Trends in Surgical Decision-Making for Early-Stage Esophageal Cancer”. Presented at Academic Surgical Congress, February 7-9, 2017, Las Vegas, NV.

McDow, Ganai.  “Impact of Endocrinologist and Surgeon Density on Thyroid Cancer Survival”.  Presented at Academic Surgical Congress, February 7-9, 2017, Las Vegas, NV.

2016

McDow, Desai, Ganai, Mellinger. “Impact of Physician Specialization on Inpatient Hospital Outcomes after Thyroidectomy for Cancer”. Presented at Academic Surgical Congress, February 3, 2016, Jacksonville, FL

Barnard, Barnica. “Biofeedback therapy in fecal incontinence; what predicts response? How long should treatment be?”  Presented at 66th Annual Illinois Chapter of American College of Surgeons Meeting, May 18-20, 2016, Springfield, IL

Buckley, Mellinger, Sanfey.  “Improving resident performance on standardized assessments of medical knowledge; a retrospective analysis of interventions correlated to American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination performance”. Presented at 66th Annual Illinois Chapter of American College of Surgeons Meeting, May 18-20, 2016, Springfield, IL

Canopy, Zahnd, Breslin, Rea, Mellinger, Ganai. “National Trends of the Impact of Rurality on Breast Cancer Surgery”. Presented at 66th Annual Illinois Chapter of American College of Surgeons Meeting, May 18-20, 2016, Springfield, IL

Barnard, Thiele, Carnduff.  “Reducing Colon Surgical Site Infections Through Clean Closure Protocol”. Presented at SIU Department of Surgery Resident Research Day, April 29, 2016, Springfield, IL

McDow, Zahnd W, Angelos P, Mellinger, Ganai. “Impact of Rurality on National Trends in Thyroid Cancer Incidence and Long-term Survival”. Presented at SIU Department of Surgery Resident Research Day, April 29, 2016, Springfield, IL

Canopy, Evans, Boehler, Roberts, Sanfey, Mellinger. ” Interdisciplinary cognitive task analysis: a strategy to develop a comprehensive endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography protocol for use in fellowship training”. Presented at SIU Department of Surgery Resident Research Day, April 29, 2016, Springfield, IL

Greenwalt, Khan, Wilkerson, Desai. “Utilization of Lean Six Sigma at Level I Trauma Center to reduce Off-site Patient Telemetry hours”. Presented at SIU Department of Surgery Resident Research Day, April 29, 2016, Springfield, IL

Tehrani, Lehman, Desai, Wilkerson. ” Implementation of an Early Palliative Care Referral Program: A Pilot Study in Quality”. Presented at SIU Department of Surgery Resident Research Day, April 29, 2016, Springfield, IL (won first place price in Education & Quality Session)

Canopy, Zahnd, Breslin, Rea, Mellinger, Ganai. “National Trends of the Impact of Rurality on Breast Cancer Surgery”. Presented at SIU Department of Surgery Resident Research Day, April 29, 2016, Springfield, IL

Mouw, Mellinger, Reid.  “Emergent reversal of gastric bypass due to severe GI hemorrhage from marginal ulcer eroding into right gastroepiploic artery”. Presented at Surgery Resident Research Day, April 29, 2016, Springfield, IL

McDow, Zahnd W, Angelos P, Mellinger, Ganai. “Impact of Rurality on National Trends in Thyroid Cancer Incidence and Long-term Survival”. Presented at 26th Annual Trainee Research Symposium, April 28, 2016, Springfield, IL (won first place)

Canopy, Zahnd, Breslin, Rea, Mellinger, Ganai. “National Trends of the Impact of Rurality on Breast Cancer Surgery”. Presented at SIU Department of Surgery Resident Research Day, April 29, 2016, Springfield, IL (won third place)

2015

McDow A. “The impact of physician specialization on clinical hospital outcomes in patients undergoing total thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer”. Presented at SIU 25th Annual Trainee Research Symposium, April 21, 2015, Springfield, IL

McDow A. “The impact of physician specialization on clinical hospital outcomes in patients undergoing total thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer”. Presented at SIU 14th Annual Resident Research Day, May 8, 2015, Springfield, IL

Khan A, Desai S. Mellinger J, Ganai S.  “Do National Trends in Surgical Resident Case Volumes for Complex Open Cases Justify a Need for Additional Fellowship Training?” Presented at SIU 14th Annual Resident Research Day, May 8, 2015, Springfield, IL

Tehrani N, Wetzel S, Mellinger J, Sanfey H, Desai S. “ACGME Duty Hour Reforms Do Not Impact Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Major General and Vascular Surgical Procedures”. Presented at SIU 14th Annual Resident Research Day, May 8, 2015, Springfield, IL

2014

E Sturm, A Roch, K Shaffer, C Schmidt II, SJ Le, N Zyromski, H Pitt, J Dewitt, M Al-Haddad, J Waters, C Schmidt, Indiana University School of Medicine “Obesity Increases Malignant Risk in Patients with Branch-Duct Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm”. Presented at SIU 13th Annual Resident Research Day, May 20, 2014, Springfield, IL

2013

Wierzbicki, J. “Duodenal necrosis after afferent loop obstruction requiring duodenal reconstruction:  A case report and review of literature”. Presented at Resident Research Day, May 17, 2013, Springfield, IL.

Gonczy C, Hassan I, Ahad S, Markwell S. “Thromboembolic events after laparoscopic adjustable gastric band:  Indication of high-risk factors”. Presented at Resident Research Day, May 17, 2013, Springfield, IL.

Date DF. Sanfey H, Mellinger J, Dunnington, G, “Handoffs in general surgery residency, an observation of intern and senior residents.” Presented at IL Chapter of ACS Meeting, June 7-8, 2013, Springfield, IL.

Date DF. “The 80th Hour. A review of resident duty hour restrictions.” Presented at IL Chapter of ACS Meeting, June 7-8, 2013, Springfield, IL.

Thomas, M. “Does percutaneous image guided drainage of diverticular abscesses allow for a single stage operation?” Presented at IL Chapter of ACS, June 7-8, 2013, Springfield, IL.

2012

P. Pacheco, V. Advani, I. Hassan. “Concurrent Procedures Performed During Colon Surgery and its Adverse Impact on Postoperative Outcomes.”  Presented at American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, June 2012.

P. Pacheco, V. Advani, I. Hassan. “Preoperative Frailty and its Association with Perioperative Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Open and Laparoscopic Colon Surgery”.  Presented at American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, June 2012.

A. Sayon, DB Hood, S Markwell.  “Evaluation of clinical factors and results in temporal artery biopsy for diagnosis of giant cell arteritis. IL Chapter of ACS Meeting, May 2012, Peoria, IL.

C. Gonczy, V. Advani, S. Markwell, S. Ahad, I. Hassan. “True Benefit or Selection Bias. An Analysis of Laparoscopic versus Open Splenectomy from the ACS NSQIP”. Presented at SAGES Meeting, San Diego, California, May 7-10, 2012.

V. Advani, M. Boehler, S. Ahad, I. Hassan. “Quality of Life of Patients of Presenting with Hemmorrhoidal Disease.  The Importance of Using the Right Tool for the Right Question to get the Right Answer”. Presented at Digestive Diseases Week (DDW Meeting), San Diego, California  May 19–22, 2012.

A. Sayon, T. Boley, L. Stelle, et al.  “Hope, self-blame and distress after surgical resection for non-small cell lung cancer.  Presented as podium presentation at SIU Resident Research Day April 19, 2012, Springfield, IL.

A. Sayon, DB Hood, S. Markwell.  “Evaluation of clinical factors and results of temporal artery biopsy for the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis.” Presented as podium presentation at SIU Resident Research Day, April 19, 2012, Springfield, IL.

C. Gonczy, V. Advani, S. Ahad, I. Hassan. “Thromboembolic Events after Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass:  Identification of High Risk Factors”. Presented at SAGES Meeting, San Diego, California, March 7-10, 2012.

Date DF, Schwind C, Boehler M, Boley T, Markwell S, Hazelrigg S, Dunnington G, Vassileva C.  “Gender and medical student evaluation during the surgical clerkship.” Resident Research Day, April 2012.

V. Advani, C. Gonczy, S. Markwell, S. Ahad, I. Hassan. “The Influence of Age on Post-operative Morbidity and Mortality after Pancreatoduodenectomy. An Analysis of 6293 cases from the ACS NSQIP”. Presented at the Academic Surgical Congress Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 14-16, 2012.

C. Gonczy, V. Advani, S. Ahad, S. Markwell, I. Hassan. “The Impact of Resident Involvement on Patient Outcomes during Elective Inguinal Hernia Repair and Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. An analysis of over 50,000 cases from the ACS NSQIP”. Presented at the Academic Surgical Congress Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 14-16, 2012.

2011

V. Advani, S. Ahad, S. Markwell, I. Hassan. “Does Resident Involvement Affect Operative Times and Complication Rates During Laparoscopic Appendectomy for Uncomplicated Appendicitis”. Presented at the Mid West Surgical Association Meeting, Galena, IL, August 7-10, 2011.

V. Advani, S. Ahad, S. Markwell, I. Hassan. “Does Resident Involvement during Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Impact Patient Outcomes? Results from the ACS NSQIP”. Presented at ASCRS Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, May 14-18, 2011.

A. Sayon, T. Boley, L. Stelle, et al.  “Hope, self-blame and distress after surgical resection for non-small cell lung cancer.  Presented as podium presentation at IL Chapter of ACS Meeting May 2011, Chicago, IL.

Farr DE, Louis S, Peralta EA.,  “GPR30 and its Role in Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Resistance: An in vitro Study in a Triple Negative Breast Cancer”.  6th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, February 1-3, 2011 Huntington Beach CA & Resident Research Day, SIU-SOM.  April 2011.

V. Advani, M. Thomas, J. Patton, ML Boehler, CJ Schwind, J. Rakinic, I. Hassan. “The Impact of Diagnosis and Symptoms on Quality of Life of Patients with Colorectal Disease. What Matters Most?” Presented at the Academic Surgical Congress Meeting, Huntington Beach, California, February 1-3, 2011.

2010

V. Advani, ED Wietfeldt, M. Thomas, T. Tarter, I. Hassan. “Feasibility and Efficacy of Cross Linked Porcine Dermal Collagen (Permachol) in Repair of Complex Parastomal and Ventral Hernias after Ileal Conduit Urinary Diversion”. Presented at Abdominal Wall Reconstruction (AWR Meeting), Washington, D.C., June 17-19, 2010.

V. Advani, ED Wietfeldt, M. Mohan, C. Siddaguta, M. Boehler, T. Hassan, I. Hassan.
“Comparison of Endoscopist Administered Conscious Sedation versus Anesthesiologist Administered Deep Sedation for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in an Ambulatory Surgery Center. What Should be the Standard of Care?”  Presented at Digestive Diseases Week (DDW Meeting), New Orleans, Louisiana, May 1-5 2010.

V. Advani, MF Dillon, N O’Higgins, C. Masterson, C M Quinn, D Evoy, E. McDermott “The Value of Level III Clearances in Patients with Axillary and Sentinel Node Positive Breast Cancer”.  Presented at the Sir Peter Freyer Surgical Symposium, Galway, Ireland, September 5–6, 2008.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Wetzel, Mellinger, Huang.  “Diagnostic Endoscopy During PEG “. Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG): Techniques, Effectiveness and Potential Complications. Pauli E & Marks J (eds). Nova Science Publishers. 2017, Ebook, ISBN 978-1-63485-617-1.

McDow, Thiele. Lane Medical Mitigation Guide. Published December 2015

Gonczy C, Mellinger J, Ali A, Trane RN. “Endoscopic staging and evaluation of foregut neoplasia”. In Soper NJ, Swanstrom LL, editors.  Mastery of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery, 4th edition.  Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2013;178-184.

Hassan, I, Advani, V, & Alex, AM. “Colorectal Cancers”. In C.A. Noggle & R.S. Dean  (Eds.) with T. Tarter, G. Johnson & R. Johnson. Neuropsychology of Cancer and Oncology.  New York: Springer Publishing Company. 2013.

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

2017

McDow, Jakoby, Garfinkel. “Portal Vein Thrombosis in the Setting of Newly Diagnosed Cushing’s Syndrome”. Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports April-June 2017: 1–4.

MacKinney, Lin B, Ciecko AE, Serreze DV, Chen YG. “Congenic mapping identifies a novel Idd9 subregion regulating type 1 diabetes in NOD mice.” Immunogenetics. 2017 Mar;69(3):193-198.  PMID  27796442

2016

Tehrani, Anoushiravani, Bhakta, Petro, Tafen, Samuels. “Non-operative management of water injection injury to the neck”. Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports 7 (2016) 36-38.

2015

Buckley EJ, Mellinger J, Sanfey H.  Improving resident performance on standardized assessments of medical knowledge; a retrospective analysis of interventions correlated to American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination performance. Am J Surg. 2015 Oct;210(4):734-8.

Canopy E, Mellinger J.  Interdisciplinary cognitive task analysis: a strategy to develop a comprehensive endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography protocol for use in fellowship training. Am J Surg. 2015 Oct;210(4):710-4.

Ha C, Regan J, Cetindag IB, Ali A, Mellinger JD. Benign esophageal tumors. Surg Clin North Am. 2015 Jun;95(3):491-514

2014

Canopy E, Evans M, Boehler M, Roberts N, Sanfey H, Mellinger J. Interdisciplinary cognitive task analysis: a strategy to develop a comprehensive endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography protocol for use in fellowship training. Am J Surg. 2015 Jun 27. pii: S0002-9610(15)00356-6. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2015.05.006. [Epub ahead of print]

Rejowski BJ, Fillenwarth RA, White PB, Zyromski NJ.  An unusual case of late gastrointestinal bleeding after pancreatoduodenectomy. Pancreatology 2014 Jan-Feb;14(1):83-5.

2013

Date DF, Sanfey H, Mellinger J, Dunnington G. Handoffs in general surgery residency, an observation of intern and senior residents. Am J Surg 2013 Nov;206(5):693-7

Ahad S, Gonczy C, Advani A, Markwell S, Hassan I. “True benefit or selection bias:  an analysis of laparoscopic versus open splenectomy from the ACS-NSQIP”. Surg Endosc Jun 2013;27(1):1865-71.
PMID:  23355143

Advani V, Ahad S, Gonczy C, Markwell S, Hassan I. “Does Resident Involvement Effect Surgical Times and Complication Rates During Laparoscopic Appendectomy for Uncomplicated Appendicitis? An Analysis of 16,849 Cases from the ACS-NSQIP”. Am J Surg. 2012 Mar;2013(3):347-52.
PMID:  22364902

Date DF, Sanfey H, Mellinger J, Dunnington G. “Handoffs in general surgery residency, an observation of intern and senior residents.” Am J Surg 2013 Nov;206(5):693-7 Epub 2013 Sep 12
PMID:  24035213

Dailey AM, Gilbert JA, Tannock LR. “Durability of glycemic control using U-500 insulin.” Diabetes Res Clin Pract Mar 2012;95(3):340-4.
PMID:  22088791

2011

V. Advani, S. Ahad, I. Hassan.  “Single Incision Laparoscopic Right hemicolectomy for Colon Cancer. Less is More?” Surg Innov. 2011 Sep;18(3):NP4-6. Epub 2011 Feb 22.
PMID:  21343175

Zeino MY, Wietfeldt ED, Advani V, Ahad S, Younkin C, Hassan I. “Laparoscopic removal of a copper intrauterine device from the sigmoid colon”.  JSLS 2011 Oct-Dec;15(4):568-70.
PMID:  22643520

M Boehler, V. Advani, CJ Schwind, ED Wietfeldt, Y. Becker, B. Lewis, J. Rakinic, I. Hassan. “Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Colorectal Cancer Screening among Medical Students: A Tale of Two Schools”. J Cancer Educ. 2011 Mar;26(1):147-52.
PMID: 20848257

Hassan I, Advani V.  “Meta-analysis of Survival of Patients with Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer Managed with Resection versus Chemotherapy Alone”. World J Surg. 2010 Oct;34(10):2490-1; author reply 2494-5.
PMID:  20376448

I. Hassan, V. Advani. “Single Incision Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery. Is the Ride Worth the Curve?” Colorectal Dis. 2010 Sep;12(9):847-8. No abstract available.
PMID: 20718838

2010

Dillon MF, Hayes BD, Quinn CM, Advani V, Masterson C, Evoy D, McDermott EW.
“The Extent of Axillary Lymph Node Clearance Required Following Detection of Sentinel Node Micrometastasis”. Breast J. 2010 Jul 6.
PMID: 20626393

Dailey AM, Williams S, Taneja D, Tannock LR. “Clinical efficacy and patient satisfaction with U-500 insulin use.” Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2010 Jun;88(3):259-64.
PMID:  20226557

2009

Dillon MF, Advani V, Masterson C, O'Loughlin C, Quinn CM, O'Higgins N,  Evoy D, McDermott EW. “The Value of Level III Clearance in Patients with Axillary and Sentinel Node Positive Breast Cancer”. Ann Surg. 2009 May;249(5):834-9.
PMID: 19387317

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

2017

MacKinney, Ganai, Mellinger, Zahnd, Sturm, Khan. “An Exploration of Regional and Rural-Urban Differences in Pancreas Cancer Surgery”.  Presented (MacKinney) at DDW 2017, May 6-9, 2017, Chicago, IL.

Khan, Ganai, Sturm, MacKinney, Rejowski, Buckley. “Adjacency of Rural County of Residence to an Urban County May Determine Survival for Stage I Pancreatic Cancer”.  Presented (Khan) at Pancreas Club 2017, May 4-6, 2017, Chicago, IL.

Khan, Ganai, Sturm, MacKinney, Rejowski, Buckley. “Adjacency of Rural County of Residence to an Urban County May Determine Survival for Stage I Pancreatic Cancer”.  Presented (Khan) at DDW 2017, May 6-9, 2017, Chicago, IL.

Sturm, Ganai, Zahnd, Mellinger. “Rural-Urban and Regional Differences in Receipt of Esophagectomy for Early-Stage Esophagus Cancer”. Presented at SIU Resident Research Day, April 13, 2017, Springfield, IL.

Sturm, Ganai, Zahnd, Mellinger. “National Trends in Surgical Decision-Making for Early-Stage Esophageal Cancer”. Presented at SIU Resident Research Day, April 13, 2017, Springfield, IL.

Sturm, Wall, Mellinger.  “An Appreciative Inquiry Approach to the Core Competencies:  Taking it From Theory to Practice”.  Presented at SIU Resident Research Day, April 13, 2017, Springfield, IL.  Won 2nd place

Buckley, Ganai, Mellinger, Rea.  “Impact of Time to Surgery on Rural-Urban Disparities in Breast Cancer”.  Presented at SIU Resident Research Day, April 13, 2017, Springfield, IL.

Bauman, McDow, Ganai.  “Laparoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Enucleation of an Insulinoma after EUS-Guided Tattoo”.  Poster presentation (Bauman) at ENDO 2017, April 1-3, 2017, Orlando, FL.

Bauman, Reid.  “Acute GI Bleed and Small Bowel Obstruction Following A Roux En Y Gastric Bypass:  A Case Report”. Presented at SAGES, March 22-25, 2017, Houston, TX.

Sturm, Ganai, Zahnd, Mellinger. “National trends in local excision and esophagectomy for cT1N0 esophageal cancer”.  Presented at 2017 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, January 19-21, 2017, San Francisco, CA.

2016

Tehrani, Barnard, McKenna, Daugherty. “Implementation of a Standardized, Evidence-Based Protocol for Routine Central Line Replacement to Decrease Catheter-related Blood Stream Infections in High-Risk Burn Patients: A Pre-Post Protocol study”. Poster presentation (McKenna) at SIU GME QI Research Symposium, September 21, 2016, Springfield, IL. Won 3rd place

McDow, Zahnd W, Angelos P, Mellinger, Ganai. “Impact of Rurality on National Trends in Thyroid Cancer Incidence and Long-term Survival”. Presented at American Association of Endocrine Surgeons 2016 Annual Meeting, April 10-12, 2016, Baltimore, MD

Bauman, Braner, Desai, Wilkerson. “Pediatric patients in the emergency department:  Streamlining efficient and effective care in the setting of abdominal pain”. Presented at SIU Resident Research Day, April 29, 2016, Springfield, IL

Mouw, Reid, Mellinger. “Emergent reversal of gastric bypass due to severe GI hemorrhage from marginal ulcer eroding into right gastroepiploic artery.” Presented at SAGES Meeting March 17, 2016, Boston, MA

Canopy, Ganai. “National Trends of the Impact of Rurality on Breast Cancer Surgery” Presented at SSO meeting March 3, 2016, Boston, MA

Cooper, Desai, Scaife, Gonczy, Mellinger. “Comparative ERCP Outcomes of Gastroenterologists and Surgeons:Analysis of National Inpatient Sample”. Presented at Academic Surgical Congress, February 2, 2016, Jacksonville, FL

Khan, Desai, Ganai, Mellinger. “Do Trends in Surgical Resident Case Volumes Justify Additional Oncology Fellowship Training?” Presented at Academic Surgical Congress, February 4, 2016, Jacksonville, FL

Tehrani, Wetzel, Mellinger, Sanfey, Desai. “ACGME Duty Hour Reforms Do Not Impact Outcomes in General and Vascular Surgical Patients.” Presented (Tehrani) at Academic Surgical Congress, February 2, 2016, Jacksonville, FL

2015

Buckley, EJ.  “Improving Resident Performance on Standardized Assessments of Medical Knowledge:  A Retrospective Analysis of Interventions Correlated to ABSITE Performance”.  Presented at SIU 14th Annual Resident Research Day, May 8, 2015, Springfield, IL

Regan J. “Rural Disparities in Esophageal Cancer Outcomes Based on Distance from Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)-Trained Gastroenterologists.”  Presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, May 18, 2015, Washington, DC

Regan J. “Rural Disparities in Esophageal Cancer Outcomes Based on Distance from Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)-Trained Gastroenterologists.”  Presented at the 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Illinois Chatper of the American College of Surgeons, June 19, 2015, Peoria, IL

2013

Sayon A, Gonczy C, Hassan I. “Eighty seven cents slip-knot instead of endo-loop. Presented at SAGES, April 17-20, 2013, Baltimore, MD.

2012

P.  Pacheco, V. Advani, I. Hassan.  “Concurrent procedures performed during colon surgery and its adverse impact on postoperative outcomes.” ASCRS, Houston, Texas. June 2012

P. Pacheco, V. Advani, I. Hassan.  “Preoperative frailty and its association with perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing open and laparoscopic colon surgery.”  ASCRS, Houston, Texas. June 2012

V. Advani, M. Boehler, S. Ahad, I. Hassan “Quality of life of patients presenting with hemmorrhoidal disease. The importance of using the right tool for the right question to get the right answer.” Digestive Disease Week Meeting, San Diego, California. May 19-22 2012

C. Gonczy, V. Advani, S. Ahad, I. Hassan . “Thromboembolic events after laparoscopic gastric bypass: Identification of high risk factors.” SAGES Meeting, San Diego, California. May 19-22 2012

Ahad S, Gonczy C, Advani A, Markwell S, Hassan I. “True benefit or selection bias:  an analysis of laparoscopic versus open splenectomy from the ACS-NSQIP”. Presented at Resident Research Day, April 19, 2012, Springfield, IL.

Dailey AM. “Clinical efficacy and patient satisfaction with U-500 insulin use.” Presented at Resident Research Day, April 19, 2012, Springfield, IL.

Wierzbicki, J. “Type A root dissection with severe aortic insufficiency after blunt trauma:  A case report.” Presented at Resident Research Day, April 19, 2012, Springfield, IL.

Thomas, M. “Does percutaneous image guided drainage of diverticular abscesses allow for a single stage operation?” Presented at Resident Research Day, April 19, 2012, Springfield, IL.

V. Advani, S. Ahad, S. Markwell, I. Hassan. “Does Resident Involvement during Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Impact Patient Outcomes? Results from the ACS NSQIP”.  Presented at SIU Resident Research Day, Springfield, IL, April 19, 2012.           

V. Advani, C. Gonczy, S. Markwell, S. Ahad, I. Hassan. “The Influence of Age on Post-operative Morbidity and Mortality after pancreatoduodenectomy.  An Analysis of 6293 cases from the ACS NSQIP". Presented at SIU Resident Research Day, Springfield, IL, April 19, 2012.

A. Sayon, S. Devanna, J. Fullerton.  “A rare cause of gastric outlet obstruction. Presented at SIU Resident Research Day April 19, 2012, Springfield, IL.

2011

A. Sayon, S. Devanna, J. Fullerton.  “A rare cause of gastric outlet obstruction. Presented at The
American College of Gastorenterology Meeting October 2011, Washington, DC.

2010

V. Advani, E.D Wietfeldt, M. Thomas, T. Tartar, I. Hassan . “Feasibility and efficacy of cross linked porcine dermal collagen (Permachol) in repair of complex parastomal and ventral hernias after ileal conduit urinary diversion.” AWR Meeting, Washington D.C, June 17-19 2010

V. Advani, E.D Wietfeldt, M. Mohan, C. Siddaguta, M. Boehler, T. Hassan,
I. Hassan .  “Comparison of endoscopist administered conscious sedation versus anesthesiologist administered deep sedation for gastrointestinal endoscopy in an ambulatory surgery center. What should be the standard of care?” DDW Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. May 1-5 2010

Date DF, Louis S, Steiman J, Rutz M, Peralta E. “Knock-down of the estrogen receptor GPR30 in triple-negative breast cancer reduces cell proliferation”. Presented at Resident Research Day, April 1, 2010, Springfield, IL.

ABSTRACTS

Gonczy C, Hassan I, Ahad S, Markwell S. “Su1654 Thromboembolic events after laparoscopic adjustable gastric band:  Indication of high-risk factors”. Gastroenterology 2012;142(5)Supplement 1:S1064.

V. Advani, M. Boehler, J. Rakinic, I. Hassan. “Su1516:  Quality of life of patients presenting with hemmorhoidal disease.  The importance of using the right tool for the right question to get the right answer”. Gastroenterology May 2012;142(5):S-1053.

V. Advani, CR Gonczy, SJ Markwell, S Ahad, I Hassan. “The influence of age on postoperative morbidity and mortality after pancreatoduodenectomy.  An analysis of 6293 cases for the ACS-NSQI”.  AAS and SUS Abstracts for the Seventh Annual Academic Surgical Congress.  Journal of Surgical Research Feb 2012; 172:(2);192.

V. Advani, CR Gonczy, SJ Markwell, S Ahad, I Hassan. “The impact of resident involvement on patient outcomes during elective inguinal hernia repair and laparoscopic cholecystectomy:  An analysis of over 50,000 cases from  the ACS-NSQIP”. J AAS and SUS Abstracts for the Seventh Annual Academic Surgical Congress. Journal of Surgical Research Feb 2012;172:(2);189.

V. Advani, CR Gonczy, SJ Markwell, S Ahad, I Hassan. “The influence of age on postoperative morbidity and mortality after pancreatoduodenectomy.  An analysis of 6293 cases for the ACS-NSQI”.  AAS and SUS Abstracts for the Seventh Annual Academic Surgical Congress.  Journal of Surgical Research Feb 2012; 172:(2);192.

V. Advani, CR Gonczy, SJ Markwell, S Ahad, I Hassan. “The impact of resident involvement on patient outcomes during elective inguinal hernia repair and laparscopic cholecystectomy:  An analysis of over 50,000 cases from  the ACS-NSQIP”. J AAS and SUS Abstracts for the Seventh Annual Academic Surgical Congress. Journal of Surgical Research Feb 2012;172:(2);189.

S. Ahad, V. Advani, M.L. Boehler, C. Schwind. “The impact of simulator fidelity on colonoscopic skill acquisition. A randomized trial between high and low fidelity colonoscopic simulators. JACS Sept 2011;213(3):S127-S128.

V. Advani, M. Thomas, J. Patton, M.L. Boehler. “The impact of diagnosis and symptoms on quality of life of patients with colorectal disease.  What matters most?” Journal of Surgical Research Feb 2011;165(2):176.

V. Advani, ED. Wietfeldt, M. Mohan, C Siddagunta. “S1411:  Comparison of endoscopist administered conscious sedation versus anesthesiologist administered deep sedation for gastrointestinal endoscopy in an ambulatory surgery center.  What should be the standard of care?” Gastrointestinal Endoscopy April 2010;71(5):AB154.