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Residents

PGY I
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Kendra Batey
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Michael Dedwylder
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Michelle Dugan
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Blake Edwards
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Max Jackson
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Anelia Kassi 
Thompson Lauren Thompson  

 


PGY I Preliminary
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Marco Augart
General Surgery

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Daniel Kushner
Interventional
Radiology

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Christopher Lawton
Anesthesia

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Jason Manaparambil
Interventional
Radiology

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Jag Sandhu
Interventional
Radiology

 


PGY II
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Stephanie Gopie
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Daud Lodin
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Roberto Lorenzi
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Adam Mann
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Amanda Marsh 
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Fred Qafiti
Negmadjanov Sara Yi  

 

 

PGY III
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Megan Daubert
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James El Haddi
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Christina Layton
Negmadjanov Bek Negmadjanov description here
Eden Nohra
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R. Dustin Rawlinson

 

 

Value-Added Year
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Alex Casella
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Eva Fuentes
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Jaymie Ang Henry
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John Gigioli

 

 

PGY IV
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Ayman Almousa
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Tamas Kovacs
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Mujahed Laswi
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Megan Morrow
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Mridul Pansari

 

  

PGY V
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Anupam Gupta
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Heba Naseem
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Sana Qureshi
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David Rubay
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Olga Zhadan

 

 

 PGY V  

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Anupam Gupta, MD

Medical School Kempegowda Institute of Medical Science, India
Value-Added Year N/A
Fellowship Minimally Invasive Surgery/Bariatrics, University of Miami, 2020-21
Burn Surgery, Stroger Hospital Chicago, 2015-16
Sample Scholarship

Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura Secondary to Histoplasmosis, Anupam Gupta, Ivan Kamikovski, Armin Kamyab, Michael Jacobs, J Med Cases. 2015;6(11):483-484 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jmc2230w

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Heba Naseem, MD

Medical School University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
Additional Degrees/Training General Surgery, University of Florida SOM, Gainesville, FL

Pediatric Trauma Research Fellowship, State University of New York School of Medicine at Buffalo, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
Value-Added Year N/A
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU It’s exciting to be a part of shaping a new residency program. The FAU Surgery program emphasizes academics with a strong community practice base, making it an excellent training environment with high operative volumes. Spending my post-call days (studying) on the beach is great, too!
Sample Scholarship Wang YT, Meheš MM, Naseem HR, et al. Assessing the Impact of Short-Term Surgical Education on Practice: a Retrospective Study of the Introduction of Mesh for Inguinal Hernia Repair in Sub-Saharan Africa. Hernia, 18(4): 549-56, 2014 Aug. DOI: 10.1007/s10029-014-1255-3. PMID 24777428.

Naseem H, Dorman RM, Bass KD, Rothstein D. Does Initial Intensive Care Unit Admission Predict Hospital Readmission in Pediatric Trauma? Journal of Surgical Research, 205 (2): 456-63, 2016 Oct. DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2016.06.035. PMID 27664896.

Lucas O, Naseem H, Davies J, Reynolds R, Bass KD. Endovascular Treatment of a Carotid Artery Pseudoaneurysm due to Penetrating Trauma in a Pediatric Patient. Journal of Pediatric Surgery: Case Reports, 19: 19-21, 2017 April. DOI:10.1016/j.epsc.2016.09.015.

Naseem H, Dorman RM, Ventro G, Rothstein DH, Vali K. Safety of Perioperative Ketorolac Administration in Pediatric Appendectomy. Journal of Surgical Research, accepted with revisions.

Nadeem M, Naseem H, Stendardi WF, Bass KD. Titanium Plate Fixation of Flail Chest in Pediatric Blunt Trauma: Long-Term Outcomes for Two Cases. Journal of Pediatric Surgery: Case Reports, accepted with revisions.

Dorman RM, Naseem H, Bass KD, Rothstein D. Does Initial Intensive Care Unit Admission Predict Hospital Readmission in Pediatric Trauma? Presented at Academic Surgical Congress, Feb 2016, Jacksonville, FL.

Dorman RM, Naseem H, Train AT, Chadha K, Carnevale F, Bass KD, Rothstein D. Utility of Routine Pelvic X-Ray Imaging in Pediatric Blunt Trauma. Presented at American Pediatric Surgical Association, May 2016, San Diego, CA & poster presentation at University of Buffalo Surgery Research Day, May 2016, Buffalo, NY.

Baek S, Naseem H, Bulkilvish S, Bass KD. Tradeoffs between active living and safety from injuries: An investigation of traffic accident injury locations among children in Western New York. Abstract presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.

Ortega G, Changoor NR, Zogg CK, Altafi R, Naseem H, Qureshi FG. Socioeconomic Disparities Among Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Patients. Abstract presented at Academic Surgical Congress, February 2017, Las Vegas, NV.

Hsiung GE, Naseem H, Ortega G, Abdullah F, Rhee D, Barsness KA. Development and Implementation of Minimally Invasive Surgery Curricula in Ghana: Lessons Learned. Abstract presented at Academic Surgical Congress, February 2017, Las Vegas, NV.

Naseem H Bulkilvish S, Bass KD, Baek S. Risk on the Road: Built Environment Effect on Severity of Injury in Pediatric Pedestrian or Bicyclist versus Motor Vehicle Collisions. Accepted to PREVCON 2017.

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Sana Qureshi, MBBS

Medical School Aga Khan University, Pakistan
Additional Degrees/Training General Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University
Value-Added Year 2018-19 Cleveland Clinic Florida, Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU Being part of a young, up and coming medical school and having the opportunity to work in a variety of high-quality hospitals with enthusiastic faculty is great way to learn General Surgery. Also, living next to the beach and being surrounded by friendly people is a plus.
Sample of Scholarship  Qureshi SA, Ur-Rehman Z. Arteriovenous Fistula: Complications and Failure Rate at Aga Khan Hospital. 2011-12 project participation
Qureshi SA, Fareed A. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Physical Activity Among College students in Karachi, Pakistan. 2012 project participation
Gearhart S, Qureshi SA. Best Methods for Diagnosis and Treatment of Horseshoe Abscess. 2015 The Johns Hopkins Hospital; in preparation for publication

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David Rubay, MBChB

Medical School University of Baghdad College of Medicine, Iraq
Additional Degrees/Training Transitional Internship, Baghdad Teaching Hospital/Medical City Complex, Iraq
General Surgery, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas
Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgical Specialties Teaching Hospital, Iraq and Iraqi Center of Heart Diseases, Iraq   
Karl Storz – Scientific Consultant, Endoscopic Device Division
Value-Added Year N/A
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU It is challenging to find a residency program with everything you want. In the FAU General Surgery program I found just that.
Sample Scholarship  Elhassani NB, Al-Awadi R, Al-Khafaji J, Al-Najjar S, Jaber SN, Al-Rubaye AM. Assessment of immunopathological response of serum immunoglobulin and protective role of complement component in Iraqi patients with hydatid disease. Iraqi Postgraduate Medical J. 2008 Sep; 7(4): 322-326.
Elhassani NB, Ali QM, Jaber SN, Al-Rubaye AM. Rigid versus flexible bronchoscopy in the diagnosis of carcinoma of the lung. Iraqi Postgraduate Medical J. 2008 Jun; 7(3): 192-195.
Elhassani NB, Hussein WM, Altalib QM, Al-Rubaye AM. Thoracic outlet syndrome presentations and management. Iraqi Postgraduate Medical J. 2005 Sep; 4(3): 145-145.
Elhassani NB, Jaber SN, Jumaa UH, Al-Rubaye AM. Penetrating neck injury plans of managements. Journal of the Faculty of Medicine-Baghdad. 2006 Mar; 48(2): 228-232.
Habba F, Al-Mukhtar AS, Najim AK, Al-Rubaye AM. Popliteal artery penetrating injuries review of managements. Journal of the Faculty of Medicine-Baghdad. 2007 Sep; 49(4): 167-170.
Hussein WM, Al-Kawaz SA, Altalib QM, Al-Rubaye AM. Congenital right intrathoracic hiatal hernia. Iraqi Postgraduate Medical J. 2008 Jan; 7(1): 40-46.
Hussein WM, Hussein AM, Al-Hadeethi IS, Al-Rubaye AM. Vascular access in patients with chronic renal failure. Journal of the Faculty of Medicine-Baghdad. 2005 Sep; 47(4): 559-561.

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Olga Zhadan, MD

Medical School Dniepropetrovsk State Medical Academy, Ukraine
Additional Degrees/Training General Surgery, Dniepropetrovsk State Medical Academy and Abington Memorial Hospital Program and St Barnabas Medical Center Program
Value-Added Year N/A
Fellowship undetermined
Sample Scholarship  Zhadan O. Digestive and absorptive functions of the small intestine after surgical treatment of severe obstructive jaundice. Proceedings of the XX Anniversary International Congress of Hepatobiliary Surgeons Association “Actual Problems of Surgical Hepatology”, Donetsk, Ukraine. September 2013.
Zhadan O. Motor function of the gut in the patients with severe obstructive jaundice after different methods of biliary decompression. Proceedings of International Scientific-Practical Congress for Students and Young Scientists “Actual Problems of Modern Medicine”, Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukrainian Scientific Medical Youth Journal. October 2012; 3: 12-13.
Zhadan O. Dynamics of the liver functional markers in various techniques of the surgical treatment of severe obstructive jaundice. Proceedings of the XII Scientific Conference for Students and Young Scientists “News and Perspectives of Medical Science”, Dniepropetrovsk, Ukraine. April 2012.
Zhadan O. Surgical treatment of the patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease and concomitant chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Proceedings of the 3rd International Scientific Interdisciplinary Congress for Medical Students and Young Doctors, Kharkiv, Ukraine. April 2010.
Zhadan O. Gastroesophageal reflux disease: Clinical peculiarities in the patients with concomitant pathology of tracheobronchial system. Proceedings of the 3rd International Scientific Interdisciplinary Congress for Medical Students and Young Doctors, Kharkiv, Ukraine. April 2010.
Desyateryk V, Shapovalyuk V, Mikhno S, Poltavets M, Zhadan O. Abdominal compartment syndrome in the patients with acute pancreatitis. Modern Medical Technologies. Ukrainian Scientific-Practical Journal. March 2010; 5(1): 9-12.

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Ayman Almousa, MD

Medical School University of Aleppo School of Medicine, Syria
Additional Degrees/Training General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland Ohio and University of Florida, Jacksonville Florida 
Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Damaskus, Syria and Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland Ohio
Value-Added Year 2018-19 Baylor College, Texas Heart Institute
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU A residency program that focuses on teamwork, gives the residents the chance to mature as professionals and to allows them to be decision-makers - for all of these merits I chose the General Surgery residency program in FAU

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Mujahed Laswi, MD

Medical School Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar
Additional Degrees/Training General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio
Value-Added Year Planned for 2019 - 20
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU I decided to pursue a career in General Surgery early during medical school.  As part of FAU’s first class of Surgery residents, I will have the chance to shape my path to learning and to participate in an innovative curriculum. The program offers exposure to a broad spectrum of surgery and specialty cases, guidance by experienced surgeons, and the support of great co-residents.

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Tamas Kovacs, MD

Medical School University of Szeged, Faculty of Medicine, Hungary
Additional Degrees/Training University of Szeged, Faculty of Medicine, Medical Translator/Interpreter Studies
General Surgery, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Jackson Mem. Hosp.
Pinehill Hospital, United Kingdom and University of Pécs, Department of Surgery, Hungary
Cardiothoracic surgery, University of Pécs, Heart Institute, Hungary
Value-Added Year Planned for 2019 - 20
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU Having the chance to be a pioneer and help build a program is an amazing opportunity. Even after having been here for just a relatively short time, I have been able to experience effort and the high standards which set this program apart. The faculty is highly enthusiastic to teach and provide with us with an exceptional operative experience.

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Megan Morrow, MD

Medical School American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, St Maarten
Additional Degrees/Training General Surgery, Jefferson University Health System, Abbington Mem. Hospital
Value-Added Year Planned for 2019 - 20
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU Joining the Surgery program at FAU for me is an exciting opportunity to be part of shaping a new endeavor with engaged and earnest teaching faculty that are deeply committed to the development of skilled, well rounded surgeons.

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PGY III

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Megan Daubert, MD

Medical School University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Additional Degrees/Training N/A
Value-Added Year N/A
Fellowship undetermined
Sample Scholarship  Daubert, M. Knowledge of Leishmaniasis in Rural Latin American Countries. Poster presentation at: UTMB Global Health Symposium; Galveston, TX; October 2014
Why I chose FAU When applying to residency, I wanted a program that would push me to be the best surgeon I could be. FAU has a strong commitment to producing well-rounded surgeons both in and out of the operating room. We are expected and supported to excel. The faculty is committed to teaching, and we are exposed to a great number of cases in many different specialties. Plus - I couldn't say no to living by the beautiful Florida beach!

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Dustin Rawlinson, MD

Medical School University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina
Additional Degrees/Training N/A
Value-Added Year N/A
Fellowship undetermined
Sample Scholarship Contemporary Management of Diabetic Neuropathic Foot Ulceration: A Study of Nine Hundred Seventeen Consecutively Treated Limbs. SM.Taylor, BL.Johnson, N Samies, D Rawlinson, LE Williamson, SA. Davis, JA Kotrady, JW. York, EM. Langan, III, DL Cull, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 2011, 4, 532-545.

  Helicobacter Pylori Is Not the Predominant Etiology for Peptic Ulcers Requiring Operation. Zelickson MS, Bronder CM, Johnson BL, Camunas JA, Smith D, Rawlinson D, Von S, Stone HH, Taylor SM; American Surgeon, 2011, 77, 8, 1054-1060.

  The Value of a Carotid Duplex Surveillance Program for Stroke Prevention. DL Cull, T Cole, B Miller, B Johnson, D Rawlinson, E Walker, SM Taylor. The Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2011, 25, 7, 887-894.

  Bionanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization, Application. Rawlinson RD. University of South Carolina Honors College Thesis (2009).

  Interfacial Assembly of Turnip Yellow Mosaic Virus Nanoparticles. G Kaur, J He, J Xu, V Pingali, G Jutz, A Boker, Z Niu, T Li, D Rawlinson, T Emrick, B Lee, P Thiyagarajan, TP Russell and Q Wang. Langmuir, 2009, 25, 5168-5176.

  Surgical Emergencies in the Nursing Home Patient: A Practical Analysis to Help Judge the Utility/Futility of Operative Intervention. Boland BN, Rawlinson RD, Johnson BL, Jones YR, Morse BC, Smith DE, Eidt J, Taylor SM. Presented at Southwestern Surgical Congress, Santa Barbara, CA, 2013.

Why I chose FAU I was drawn to FAU by the friendliness of the residents, the welcoming faculty, and the opportunity for a great surgical education.  The breadth of the program is amazing, as is the commitment to supporting resident academic efforts.

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Jamin Addae, MBChB

Medical School Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Additional Degrees/Training MPH, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  General Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University Hospital
Value-Added Year Planned for 2020-21
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU

My decision to join FAU was very simple: I wanted a program that had a fine balance between academic medicine and community practice; this program offers a great variety of cases, from simple to very complex and has a high volume of operative cases for residents as well.

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Addae JK, Asemota A, Canner J, Snyder C, Euhus DM. Impact of early stage breast cancer diagnosis on the health related auality of life of older American women.  Presentation; Center for Surgical Trial and Outcomes Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Baltimore MD, 2015

Addae JK, Gani F, Euhus DM, Schneider EB.  Trends and outcomes of surgical methods for bowel resection in colorectal cancer patients. Presentation; Center for Surgical Trial and Outcomes Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Baltimore MD, 2015

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Christina Mesoraca, DO

Medical School Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Value-Added Year N/A
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU I chose FAU’s Surgery Residency Program because of the wide variety of surgical cases, the comradery among the residents, the vigorous clinical and academic curriculum, and most importantly my confidence in FAU. As a former FAU undergraduate, I have experienced first-hand what this university has accomplished in just a few short years, and I am honored to be a part of the ambitious and inspiring project of building our residency program.
Sample Scholarship Mesoraca, C.R. & Engler, M. M. Could an Increased PTT Be Associated With A Hypercoagulable State? Future of Medicine Summit IX Poster Symposium, September 2015
 
Mesoraca, C.R. & Hosseinipour, M.M. Marjolin’s Ulcer: When Time Doesn’t Heal All Wounds, Does Time Really Matter?  The Johnston Surgical Society Grand Rounds, March 2015

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Eden Nohra, MD

Medical School American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Additional Degrees/Training General Surgery, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Postdoctoral Research, Department of Surgery, Section of Acute and Critical Care Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis, MO
Value-Added Year N/A
Fellowship undetermined
Sample of Scholarship Chamieh J, Tan WH, Ramirez R, Nohra E, Chukwuma A, William S. Synthetic versus biologic mesh in single-stage repair of complex abdominal wall defects in a contaminated field. Surgical Infections. 2016 Oct [Epub ahead of print].

Nohra E, Guerra JJ, Bochicchio GV. Glycemic management in critically ill patients. World J Surg Proced 2016; 6(3): 30-39.

Nohra E et al. Results of a near continuous glucose monitoring technology in surgical intensive care and trauma. Contemporary Clinical Trials 2016; Jul 6;50:1-4.

Winfield RD, Mellnick VM, Chamieh J, Nohra E, Tan W, Ramirez R, Raptis C, Turnbull IR, Bochicchio K, Spinella PC, Bochicchio GV. “Adipose Tissue Location and Contribution to Postinjury Hypercoagulability” J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Apr 27 [Epub ahead of print]

Nohra E, Bochicchio GV. “Management of the gastrointestinal tract and nutrition in the geriatric surgical patient.” Surg Clin N Am 2015; 95(1):85-101.

Nohra EA, Bochicchio GV. Critical care. “Glycemic control in the intensive care unit.” In: Ashley SW, editor. Scientific American surgery [online]. Hamilton (ON): Decker Intellectual Properties; April 2015. doi: 10.2310/7800.2258.

Chamieh J, Tan, WH, Ramirez R, Nohra E, Apakama C, Symons W. “Synthetic versus biologic mesh in single-stage repair of complex abdominal wall defects in a contaminated field.” Surgical Infection Society 2016 Annual Meeting, Palm Beach. [Presenter: Nohra E]

Bochicchio GV, Buckman S, Nohra E, Reese S, Merrill C, Bundren J, Schuerer D, Bochicchio K. “Results of a near-continuous glucose monitoring technology in a Surgical Critically ill population.” American Association for the Surgery of Trauma 2015 Annual meeting, Las Vegas.

Nohra E, Winfield R, Turnbull I, Davis C, Fuchs A, Chamieh J, Bochicchio GV. “Overlay placement of mesh as compared to underlay placement is associated with greater bacterial clearance and lower intra-abdominal infection rate in a contaminated ventral hernia model.” Surgical Infection Society 2016 Annual Meeting, Palm Beach.

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James El Haddi, MD

Medical School University of Minnesota Medical School, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Additional Degrees/Training MS Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

General Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Value-Added Year N/A
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU I chose Florida Atlantic University because it offers a unique hybrid between academic and community based teaching and practice. The faculty, midlevel providers, and residents work together in a collaborative environment. The program gives us great opportunities to develop clinically and technically, and the value-added research year allows residents to pursue their interests and prepare for the next phase of their career.
Sample Scholarship El Haddi, S. J., Singal A., Soule, C., Iaizzo, P.A. (2015). Radiofrequency Ablation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Oral Presentation presented at: 2015 Annual Design of Medical Device Conference; Minneapolis, MN. 

El Haddi, S. J., Singal, A., Soule, C. L., Iaizzo, P.A., Radiofrequency Ablation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Enhanced Ablative Responses utilizing Adjuvant NaCL Pretreatments. Journal of Medical Devices. 2015, Jul; 9(3): 47-49

El Haddi, S. J., Singal, Al, Soule, C., Iaizzo, P. A.. (2015). Radiofrequency Ablation for Hepatocellular Carcionoma: Enhanced Ablative Responses Utilizing Adjuvant NaCl Pretreatment. Poster presented at: 2015 Design of Medical Device Conference; Minneapolis, MN.

Lane, G. I., El Haddi, S. J., Haberman K., Chrouser, K., Sweet, R.. (2015). Randomized Prospective Analysis of Preoperative Patient Education Using a 3d Virtual Reality BPH Model. Oral Presentation presented at: AUA NCS 2015 North Central Section annual meeting; Amelia Island, FL.

Krishna, S. H., El Haddi, S. J., Rykken J., Rischall, M., McKinney, A., Nascene, D. Volumetric Interprolated Breath-hold Examination (VIBE) of the Pediatric Orbit: Initial Experience and Qualitative Anlaysis. ASNR Proceedings. 2014, Mar; 2014.

Qualich, S. G., Benscoter, M. A., Mattison, L. M., Schmidt, M. M., El Haddi, S. J., Iaizzo, P. A. Assessing Atrial Septal Defect Formation with Novel Transseptal Puncture Device. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2014, Sep; 64(11): 129.

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Ulugbek Negmadjanov, MD

Medical School Samarkand State Medical Institute, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Additional Degrees/Training General Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Post-Graduate Research, Center for Integrative Research on Cardiovascular Aging, Milwaukee, WI
Value-Added Year N/A
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU Training at FAU provides me with ample opportunity to grow clinically and academically. As an intern I have already been part of several operations that I would normally [elsewhere] require a PGY2 level or above resident. The mentoring provided by our faculty is outstanding and gives me a strong foundation to become a skilled surgeon.
Sample Scholarship Emelyanova L, Gupta A, Preston C, Negmadjanov U, Edwards S, Kraft K, Devana K, Viqar M, Holmuhamedov E, Shi Y, O’Hair D, Tajik J, Jahangir A. Effect of Aging on Mitochondrial Energetics in the Human Atria.

Negmadjanov U, Rizvi F, Emelyanova L, Ross G, Holmuhamedov EL, Jahangir A.  Transforming growth factor–beta 1 increases apoptotic resistance of NIH/3T3 fibroblasts through activation of Smad2/3 and Erk pathways. Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews, Volume 3, Issue 4. http://digitalrepository.aurorahealthcare.org/jpcrr/vol3/iss4/3/. November 2016.

Rizvi F, DeFranco A, Siddiqui R, Negmadjanov U, Emelyanova L, Holmuhamedov A, Ross G, Shi S, Holmuhamedov E, Kress D, Tajik K, Jahangir A. Chamber-Specific Differences in Human Cardiac Fibroblasts Proliferation and Responsiveness toward Simvastatin. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2016 Aug 1;311(2):C330-9. doi: 10.1152/ajpcell.00056.2016. Epub 2016 Jun 22.

Emelyanova L, Ashary Z, Cosic M, Negmadjanov U, Ross G, Rizvi F, Olet S, Kress D, Sra J, Tajik J, Holmuhamedov E, Shi Y, Jahangir A. Selective downregulation of mitochondrial electron transport chain activity and increased oxidative stress in human atrial fibrillation.  American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 2016 May 6:ajpheart.00699.2015. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00699.2015. [Epub ahead of print]

Negmadjanov U, Godic Z, Rizvi F, Emelyanova L, Ross G, Richards J, Holmuhamedov EL, Jahangir A. Transforming growth factor–beta 1 mediated differentiation of fibroblasts is associated with increased mitochondrial content and cellular respiration. PLoS One. 2015 Apr. 7;10(4):e0123046. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123046. eCollection 2015.

Emelyanova L, Gupta A, Maria V, Yousufuddin M, Edwards S, Kraft K, Negmadjanov U, Ross G, Rizvi F, Shi Y, Jahangir A. Downregulation of mitochondrial energetics in senescent human atria. Presented at AHA 2016, Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Scientific Sessions 2016, Phoenix, AZ. July 18-21, 2016.

Emelyanova L, Gupta A, Negmadjanov U, Maria V, Yousufuddin M, Edwards S, Kraft K, Ross G, Rizvi F, Shi Y, Jahangir A. Mitochondrial Energetics in Senescent Human Atria. Presented at Aurora Scientific Day 2016, May 25, 2016.

Petrovic M, Godic Z, Holmuhamedov A, Kraft K, Negmadjanov U, Emelyanova L, Rizvi F, Ross G, Kress D, Holmuhamedov E, Tajik J, Shi Y, Jahangir A. Functional and Structural Differences in Fibroblasts from Atria of Patients with and without Atrial Fibrillation. Presented at American College of Cardiology 65th Annual Scientific Session (ACC 16), Chicago, IL, April 2-3, 2016.

Negmadjanov U, Xu H, Cosic M, Emelyanova L, Rizvi F, Ross G, Holmuhamedov E, Jahangir A. Transforming growth factor–beta 1 increased resistance of fibroblasts to apoptotic cell death is mediated through activation of stress kinases. Presented at Aurora Scientific Day, Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, WI, May 20, 2015.

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Mridul Pansari, MBBS

Medical School University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, India
Additional Degrees/Training General Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Value-Added Year N/A
Fellowship undetermined
Sample Scholarship Deutsch M, Graffeo CS, Rokosh R, Pansari M, Ochi A, Levie EM, Tippens DM, Greco S, Barilla R, Tomkötter L, Zambirinis CP, Avanzi N, Gulati R, Pachter HL, Torres-Hernandez A, Daley D, Miller G.. Divergent effects of RIP1 or RIP3 blockade in murine models of acute liver injury. Cell Death and Disease. 2015, May; e1759(doi:10.1038): cddis.2015.126. PMID: 25950489.

Greco SH, Tomkötter L, Vahle A, Rokosh R, Avanzi A, Mahmood SK, Deutsch M, Alothman A, Alqunaibit D, Ochi A, Zambirinis CP, Mohaimin T, Rendon M, Levie E, Pansari M, Torres-Hernandez A, Daley D, Barilla R, Pachter HL, Tippens D, Malik H, Miller G. TGF-Beta Blockade Reduces Mortality and Metabolic Changes in a Validated Murine Model of Pancreatic Cancer Cachexia.. Plos one. 2015, Jul; 10(7, doi: 10.137): e0132786. PMID: 26172407.

Seifert L, Deutsch M, Alothman S, Alqunaibit D, Werba G, Pansari M, Pergamo M, Ochi A, Torres-Hernandez A, Levie E, Tippens D, Greco S, Tiwari S, Giao Ly NN, Eisenthal A, Van Heerden E, Avanzi A, Barilla R, Zambirinis CP, Rendon M, Daley D, Miller G. Dectin-1 Regulates Hepatic Fibrosis and Hepatocarcinogenesis by Suppressing TLR4 Signaling Pathways. Cell Reports. 2015, Dec; 13(9, doi: 10.1016): 1909-1921. PMID: 26655905.

Seifert L, Werba G, Tiwari S, Ly NNG, Alothman S, Alqunaibit D, Avanzi A, Barilla R, Daley D, Greco SH, Torres-Hernandez A, Pergamo M, Ochi A, Zambirinis CP, Pansari M, Rendon M, Tippens D, Hundeyin M, Mani VR, Hajdu C, Engle D, Miller G. The Necrosome Promotes Pancreas Oncogenesis via CXCL1 and Mincle Induced Immune Suppression. Nature. 2016, Apr; 532(7598, doi:10.1038): 245-249. PMID: 27049944.

Pansari, M.. (June, 2010). Hypertension Oral Presentation presented at: Seminar, Department of Internal Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital; New Delhi, IND.

Pansari, M.. (March, 2010). Management of Portal Hypertension Oral Presentation presented at: Seminar, Department of Surgery, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital; New Delhi, IND

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Halah Abdulameer, M.B.Ch.B.

Medical School Al- Nahrain University/School of Medicine, Bagdad, Iraq
Additional Degrees/Training Transitional Internship, Al-Kadhymia Teaching Hospital, Bagdad, Iraq

General Surgery,  St. John's Providence Hospital & Medical Center, Southfield, MI and The University of Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Burn Surgery Fellowship, John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL
Value-Added Year 2018-19 UCLA Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, California Heart Institute
Fellowship undetermined

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Daud Lodin, MD, MPH

Medical School San Juan Batista School of Medicine, Puerto Rico
Additional Degrees/Training MPH, Emory University
Value-Added Year Planned for 2021-22
Fellowship Undecided
Why I chose FAU During my interviews, I had the opportunity to see many general surgery programs across the country. FAU was the best fit. I felt at home from the beginning and believed that they would nurture my personal and academic goals. Most importantly, I felt that this program would offer me the autonomy I needed to become an excellent surgeon.
Sample Scholarship Hermes W, Alvarez J, Lee M, Chesdachai S, Lodin D, Horst R, Tangpricha V, A. A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel-Group, Comparative Effectiveness Clinical Trial Comparing a Powder Vehicle Compound of Vitamin D With an Oil Vehicle Compound in Adults With Cystic Fibrosis. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2016, Feb; 2016(0148607116629673): 1-7.

Hermes W, Alvarez, Lee M, Lodin D, Tangpricha V. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin-D3 Response to a Large Bolus Dose of Cholecalciferol in Adult Patients with CF. The Official Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 2015, Apr; 29(1 Supplement): 758.5.

Kearns M, Binongo J, Watson D, Alvarez J, Lodin D, Ziegler T, Tangpricha V. The effect of a single, large bolus of vitamin D in healthy adults over the winter and following year: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2014, Aug; 69(2): 193-197.

Lodin D, Guerra O, Zarei S. The Impact of Surgical Treatment and Radiation Therapy on The Survival Rate of Patients with Primary Cardiac Neoplasms – An Analysis of Cases from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, andEnd-Results Registry. The Official Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 2016, Apr; 30(1 Supplement): 1178.14.

Lodin D, Mavrothalassitis O, Haberer K, Sunderju S, Quek R, Peyvandi S, Moon- Grady A, Karamlou T.. Revisiting the Predictive Utility of Technical Performance Scores: A Single Center Analysis of Surgical Factors Associated with Complications, Cost, and Length of Stay Following Tetralogy of Fallot Repair. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2017, Apr; 154(2): 585-595.

Mavrothalassitis O, Lodin D, Subramanyan R, Reemsten B, DiBardino D, Moon-Grady A, Tabutt S, Peyvandi S, Sunderji S, Karamlou T.. Leveraging the First Statewide Congenital Cardiac Consortium to Reduce Variation in Modifiable Preoperative Management Among Neonates Undergoing Arterial Switch Operation. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2016, Mar; 9(Suppl 2): A216.

Mavrothalassitis O, Lodin D, Swami N, Moon-Grady A, Tabutt S, Sunderji S, Peyvandi S, Karamlou T.. Towards standardization: Analysis of specific modifiable perioperative process measures among neonates undergoing arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries with intact ventricular septum–A mini-pilot for the CCCC. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology. 2016, Sep; 42(X): 71-72.

Zarei, S, Carr K, Reiley L, Diaz K, Guerra O, Fernandez P, Pagani W, Lodin D, Orozco G, Chinea A. A comprehensive review of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Surgical Neurology International. 2015, Aug; 6(171): 9-31. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 26629397.

Mavrothalassitis O, Lodin D, Quek R, Subramanyan R, Reemsten B, DiBardino D, Setty S, Moon-Grady A, Karamlou T.. Perioperative Management Variation Among Neonates Undergoing Arterial Switch Operation: A California Congenital Cardiac Consortium Pilot Study.. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2017, Apr; Pub Status: Submitted.

Lodin D, Karamlou T, Moon-Grady A. (2016). Role of Multicenter Registries to Assess Outcomes of Fetal Interventions. In Gianfranco Butera, John Cheatham, Carlos AC Pedra, Dietmar Schranz, Gerald Tulzer (Ed.), Fetal and Hybrid Procedures in Congenital Heart Diseases (pp. 11-21). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Hermes W, Lodin D, Rao A.. (2017). Nutritional Knowledge Assessment Score is Not Associated with Gastrointestinal Risk in Adults with Cystic Fibrosis. Poster presented at: North American Cystic Fibrosis 2017 Conference; Indianapolis, IN.

Lodin D, Guerra O, Zarei S.. (2016). The Impact of Surgical and Radiological Treatment on The Survival Rate of Patients with Primary Cardiac Neoplasms – An Analysis of Cases from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End-Results Registry Poster presented at: Experimental Biology National Conference; San Diego, CA.

Lodin D, Hamm M, Munesi Y, Serrano R, Sanchez T.. (2014). Football and Better Health - An Evaluation of Deportes Para La Vida, an HIV Education, Prevention and Leadership Program For at-risk Youth in the Dominican Republic. Poster presented at: Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research; Cape Town, ZAF.

Serrano R, Lodin D. (2014). The Association between Political Voting Behavior and Smoke-Free County Ordinances Poster presented at: Academy Health 2014 Annual Research Meeting; San Diego, CA.

Serrano R, Philyaw M, Lodin D.. (2015). What Individual and Contextual Factors are Associated with Rapid HIV Test Utilization in the U.S.? Poster presented at: International AIDS Society 2015 Conference; Vancouver, BC CAN.

Serrano R, Philyaw M, Lodin D.. (2014). Who Uses Rapid HIV Tests? Characteristics from a Nationally Representative Sample. Poster presented at: Academy of Health 2014 Annual Research Meeting; San Diego, CA.

Lodin D, Mavrothalassitis O, Swami N, Karamlou T.. (2016). Another Look at the Appropriateness of Technical Performance Scores: A Single Center Exploratory Analysis of Surgical Factors Associated with Complications, Reoperation, and Length of Stay Following Tetralogy of Fallot Repair Oral Presentation presented at: American Association of Thoracic Surgeons National Conference; Baltimore, MD.

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Roberto Lorenzi Mendez, MD, MPH

Medical School Ponce Health Sciences University School, Puerto Rico
Additional Degrees/Training

MPH, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Science

Value-Added Year Planned for 2021-22
Fellowship Undecided
Why I chose FAU I chose the FAU General Surgery Program for its highly academic curriculum, well prepared and engaged attendings, and the abundance of resources to help me prepare. Boca Raton is a nice place to live.
Why I chose FAU Roberto D. Lorenzi, B.S., Prateek Thatikunta, B.S., Kenneth Gresham, Dr. Julian Stelzer. Distribution of cMYBP-C phosphorylation among mouse atrial models under baseline and stressed conditions Poster presented at: AEMPR 5th Annual Research Symposium; San Juan, PR, USA.

Roberto D. Lorenzi, B.S., Prateek Thatikunta, B.S., Kenneth Gresham, Dr. Julian Stelzer. Distribution of cMYBP-C phosphorylation among mouse atrial models under baseline and stressed conditions Poster presented at: at Case Western School of Medicine Summer Program Presentation; Cleaveland, OH, USA.

Roberto Lorenzi Mendez, Jessica Rivera Perez, Gabriel Vazquez Vives, Maria Chiques Amador.Prevalence of mecA and methicillin-resistant enterococci in recreational waters and sand Poster presented at: PuertoRico Interdisciplinary Scientific Meeting (PRISM); Carolina, PR, USA.

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Amanda Marsh, MD

Medical School Creighton University School of Medicine
Additional Degrees/Training N/A
Value-Added Year Planned for 2021-22
Fellowship Undecided
Why I chose FAU What I found in FAU was a balance between academic medicine and community practice, a welcoming and supportive faculty dedicated to teaching, and the ability to learn and develop into a well-rounded surgeon. We have a unique program with high expectations for excellence and a strong community working to make our experience invaluable.
Sample of Scholarship Marsh AM, Nguyen A, Lim V, Maranda E, & Mutyala S. Treatment of Choroidal Melanoma with Charged Particle Radiation Therapy: A Meta-Analysis

Marsh AM, Nguyen A, Parker T, & Agrawal DK. Clinical Use of High Mobility Group Box 1 (HMGB1) and the Receptor for Advanced Glycation End Products (RAGE) in the Prognosis and Risk Stratification of Heart Failure: A Literature Review. Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology. 2017 Mar; 95(3): 253-259. PMID 28092162.

Hseih S, Maranda EL, Salih T, Nguyen A, Marsh AM, & Jimenez JJ. The Power to Heal. JAMA Dermatology. 2016 Aug; 152(8):954. PMID 27532361.

Maranda EL, Flipps D, Danek D, Taneja R, Marsh AM, & Jimenez JJ. Dermatologic Marvels- Hypertrichosis. JAMA Dermatology. 2016 May; 152(5):552. PMID 27168211.

Marsh AM. Assessment of Myocardial Collagen Content in a Novel Mouse Model linked to Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy. University of Arizona Campus Repository: Honors Theses. 2014 May; (Electronic Thesis, http://hdl.handle.net/10150/321798).

Marsh AM, Piemonte N, Haerter S, Matthees N, & Gillespie T. From Burnout to Wellness: An Effort to Assess and Promote Wellness among Physicians, Residents, and Students.

Marsh AM. From Burnout to Wellness: An Effort to Assess and Promote Wellness among Physicians, Residents, and Students. (2017 April). Poster Presentation at Academic Excellence Day, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ.

Marsh AM, & Walton M. Effectiveness of ATOMAC Guideline for Blunt Pediatric Injury: A 3-Year 10- Center Prospective Study. (2017 May). Poster Presentation at Pediatric Research Day, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, AZ.

Marsh AM, & Nguyen A. Treatment of Choroidal Melanoma with Charged Particle Radiation Therapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. (2016 Feb). Poster Presentation at Global Health Conference Midwest Resea

Breen M, Burk M, Daniel A, Jacowski C, Palaniappan V, Quirk S, Sunder T, Tomsula J, Williams L, Brandeis A, Kaer B, Paul M, Stumpf M, Thompson D, Wilson B, Marsh AM, et al.  Evaluating the Short-Term and Long-Term Efficacy of Creighton University School of Medicine Fit for Life Program in Improving the Attitudes, Behaviors, and Physical Health of 4th and 5th Graders. (2015 Nov). Poster Presentation at Creighton Pediatric Conference, Omaha, NE and The Obesity Society’s Obesity Week.

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Sara Yi, MD

Medical School University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Additional Degrees/Training N/A
Value-Added Year Planned for 2021-22
Fellowship Undecided
Why I chose FAU I chose FAU because of the opportunity to become part of a great program that not only allows you to gain the knowledge but also the operative skills to become an excellent surgeon ready to practice in the community.
Sample of Scholarship Ivanova, A., East, M.,Yi, S., Kahn, R. Characterization of recombinant ELMOD (cell engulfment and motility domain) proteins as GTPase-activating proteins (GAPs) for ARF family GTPases. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2014, Mar; 289(16): 11111-11121.

Nathaniel T., Cochran T., Chaves J., Fulmer E., Sosa C., Yi, S., et al. Comorbid conditions in recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) treatment of acute ischemic stroke. Brain Injury. 2016, May; 30(10): 1261-1265.

Nathaniel, T., Williams, J., Fazzone, B., Yi, S., et al. Contraindications and Exclusion Criteria in Guidelines for Rt-pa in Acute Ischemic Stroke: Can the New AHA/ASA Guideline Expand the Use of Rt-pa. Hypertension 2016. 2016, Sep; 68(1): AP 245.

Robison, J., Yi, S., Roudebush, W. (2014, October 17). Changes in Fertility after Exposure of Sperm to Exogenous PAF. http://inciid.org/sperm-exposure-exogenous-paf, Pub Status: Published.

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Jaymie Ang Henry, MD

Medical School University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Manila, Philippines
Additional Degrees/Training Transitional Internship, MetroWest Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
General Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Mount Sinai Hospital and School of Medicine, New York and University of Chicago Medical System
Master of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health
Founding Executive Director The Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma, and Anaesthesia Care (G4 Alliance), New York, NY
Liaison to the United Nations for International Collaboration for Essential Surgery (ICES) and the International Federation of Surgical Colleges (IFSC)
Intern, WHO Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (GIEESC) and Research fellow, WHO Patient Safety Programme (PSP)/Violence and Injury Prevention (VIP), World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Value-Added Year 2018-20 African College of Surgery, The G4 Alliance
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU It’s an incredible honor to be part of the new FAU surgery residency program.  I know with the program’s great leadership and the incredible faculty talent we are in the process of building one of the nation’s great surgical programs
Sample Scholarship  Henry JA, Abdullah F. Global Surgical Care in the UN Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda. World journal of surgery. 2015. doi: 10.1007/s00268-015-3249-4. PubMed PMID: 26482361.
Henry JA. Global Surgery: Cinderella no more? International journal of surgery. 2015;21:82-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2015.07.683. 
Henry JA, Cotton M. Essential Surgery: The Way Forward: Reply. World journal of surgery. 2015;39(11):2837. doi: 10.1007/s00268-015-3247-6. 
Botman M, Meester RJ, Voorhoeve R, Mothes H, Henry JA, Cotton MH, et al. The Amsterdam Declaration on Essential Surgical Care. World journal of surgery. 2015;39(6):1455-40. doi: 10.1007/s00268-015-3057-x.
Henry JA, Bem C, Grimes C, Borgstein E, Mkandawire N, Thomas WE, et al. Essential surgery: the way forward. World journal of surgery. 2015;39(4):822-32. doi: 10.1007/s00268-014-2937-9. 
Henry JA, Frenkel E, Borgstein E, Mkandawire N, Goddia C. Surgical and anaesthetic capacity of hospitals in Malawi: key insights. Health policy and planning. 2014. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czu102. 
Maraka J, Grimes C, Henry J, Cotton M. Cost-effectiveness of Dental Surgery Procedures: A Call for Strengthening the Evidence: Reply. World Journal of Surgery. 2014 Apr 3. 
Grimes CE, Henry JA, Maraka J, Mkandawire NC, Cotton M. Cost-effectiveness of Surgery in Low- and Middleincome Countries: A Systematic Review. World Journal of Surgery. 2014 Jan;38(1):252-63. 
Henry JA, Groen RS, Price RR, Nwomeh BC, Kingham TP, Hardy MA, Kushner AL. The benefits of international rotations to resource-limited settings for U.S. surgery residents. SURGERY 2013 April. 
Henry JA, Windapo O, Kushner AL, Groen RS, Nwomeh BC. A Survey of Surgical Capacity in Rural Southern Nigeria: Opportunities for Change. World Journal of Surgery 2012 December. 
Henry JA, Orgoi S, Govind S, Price RR, Lundeg G, Kehrer B. Strengthening Surgical Services at the Soum (Firstreferral) Hospital: The WHO Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (EESC) Program in Mongolia. World Journal of Surgery 2012 Dec. 
Henry JA, Reingold AL. Prehospital trauma systems reduce mortality in developing countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 2012 Jul;73(1):261-8. 
Henry, J. Perspectives on Volunteering: Contextualising Surgical Care Delivery. Journal of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, No. 43 Summer 2014. 

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Alex Casella, MD

Medical School Florida Atlantic University: Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Boca Raton FL
Additional Degrees/Training General Surgery, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Value-Added Year 2019-20 Cleveland Clinic Florida
Fellowship undetermined
Sample Scholarship Cassill, DL, Casella A, Clayborn J, Perry M, Lagarde, M. "What Can Ants Tell Us about Collective Behavior during a Natural Catastrophe?" J Bioecon Journal of Bioeconomics (2015)

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Eva Fuentes, MD

Medical School Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México Facultad de Medicina, Mexico City
Additional Degrees/Training Palliative Care for Cancer Patients, Diploma, National Cancer Institute
Research Fellowship, Surgical Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Trauma & Acute Care Surgery, Mass. General Hospital and Breast Cancer, National Cancer Institute, Mexico City
General Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
Value-Added Year 2019-20 Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship undetermined
Sample Scholarship  Fuentes E, Ahmad R, Hong T, Clark J, et al., The impact of neoadjuvant therapy for gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma on postoperative morbidity and mortality. J Surg Oncol. Accepted. DOI 10.1002/jso.24179
Dijkink S, Fuentes E, Quraishi S, Cropano C et al., Nutrition in the SICU: The cost of starting low and ramping up rates. Nutr Clin Pract. 2016 Feb; 31(1):86-90.
Fuentes E, Ahmad R, Hong T, Kwak EL et al., Adjuvant Therapy Completion Rates in Patients with Gastric Cancer Undergoing Perioperative Chemotherapy Versus a Surgery-First Approach. J Gastrointest Surg. 2016 Jan; 20(1):172-9.
Yeh DD, Fuentes E, Quraishi S, Cropano C et al., Adequate Nutrition May Get You Home: Effect of Caloric/Protein Deficits on the Discharge Destination of Critically Ill Surgical Patients. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2016 Jan;40(1):37-44
Yeh DD, Cropano C, Quraishi S, Fuentes E et al., Peri-procedural Nutrition in the Intensive Care Unit: A Pilot Study, J Surg Res. 2015 Oct;198(2):346-50
Fagenholz JP, Fuentes E, Kaafarani H, Cropano C, Computed Tomography Versus Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Acute Cholecystitis. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2015 Oct;16(5):509-12
Fuentes Eva, “Introduction to Palliative Care”, S. Allende and E. Verastegui, The ABC of Palliative Medicine, Ed. Panamericana, Mexico. 2014 (pp. 1-9). Mexico: Editorial Medica Panamericana.

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John Gigioli, MD

Medical School Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica
Additional Degrees/Training General Surgery, Jefferson University Health System, Abbington Mem. Hospital
Value-Added Year 2019-21 Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU FAU has provided me with an ideal opportunity to train in an academic institution that also has a strong community focus through its integrated and affiliated teaching hospitals. The operative experience is excellent.

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Marco Augart, MD

Medical School Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany
Additional Degrees/Training R.N., Polk State College
Value-Added Year Planned for 2022-23
Fellowship Undecided
Why I chose FAU I have chosen the FAU surgical program because it offers both research opportunities as well as excellent clinical exposure to a great variety of surgical cases. However, the most important factor why I chose this program was the residents I met during my interview. They struck me as both smart and down to earth, and I immediately liked being amongst them. As a resident, you find an incredible support system in this program.
Sample of Scholarship

Jinnah A.H., Augart M.A., Lara D.L., Jinnah R.H., Poehling G.G., Gwam C.U., & Plate JF. Decreased Time to Return to Work Using Robotic-Assisted Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty Compared to Conventional Techniques. SurgTechnol Int.. 2018, Jun; 32(1090-3941): 279-283. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 29611158.

Augart M.A , Plate J.F. , Seyler T.M. , Von Thaer S., Allen J. , Sun D. , Poehling G.G. , & Jinnah R.H.. Improving outcomes of lateral unicompartmental knee arthroplasty with robotic-assisted surgery. Orthopaedic Procedings. 2018, Feb; 95-B(28): 0.

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Daniel Kushner, MD

Medical School Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University
Value-Added Year Planned for 2022-23
Fellowship Undecided
Why I chose FAU As a medical student at FAU I worked closely with the surgical residents and attendings during clinical rotations. Many of the attending physicians I worked with were excellent teachers who were genuinely invested in preparing the residents to practice autonomously. When it came time to apply for residency positions, I knew the faculty members at FAU would work hard to provide me with the tools for success and to help me grow as a physician. 
Sample of Scholarship

Pozner, J., DiBernardo, B.E., DiBernardo, G., & Kushner, D. (2017). New Technology in Liposuction. In A. Aly & F. Nahas (Ed.), The Art of Body Contouring: A Comprehensive Approach (pp. 1,012-1,042). New York: Thieme.

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Chris Lawton, MD

Medical School Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
Value-Added Year Planned for 2022-23
Fellowship Undecided
Why I chose FAU FAU’s general surgery preliminary year was my first choice primarily because of its proximity to my family in sunny south Florida. Several months into my intern year, I am happy with my choice. This program has a supportive culture, excellent faculty, and great clinical experiences. The training received here will better prepare me for my residency in anesthesia and enables its categorical surgical residents to realize their full potential.
Sample of Scholarship

Elias, M., & Hoover, J., & Hung, N., & Reyes, S., & Lawton, C., & Borlongan, C.. Stroke therapy: the potential of amniotic fluid-derived stem cells.. Future Neurology. 2015, Aug; Vol. 10(No. 4): 321-326.

Lawton, C., & Acosta, S., & Watson, N., & Gonzales-Portillo, C., & Diamandis, T., & Tajiri, N., & Kaneko, Y., & Sanberg, P., & Borlongan, C.. Enhancing endogenous stem cells in the newborn via delayed umbilical cord clamping. Neural Regeneration Research. 2015, Oct; 10(9): 1359-1362.

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Jason Manaparambil, MD

Medical School Eastern Virginia Medical School
Additional Degrees/Training M.S., Eastern Virginia Medical School
Value-Added Year Planned for 2022-23
Fellowship Undecided
Why I chose FAU I chose FAU because of the family like culture of the program and quality of teaching. The faculty make for a great environment to learn and on top of that, who wouldn't want to live in Boca? 

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Jag Sandhu, MD

Medical School University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Value-Added Year Planned for 2022-23
Fellowship Undecided
Why I chose FAU Going into Interventional radiology I felt that surgery would be the best fit for me as my internship. FAU was the right choice for me because of its location in south Florida, and the experiences you get in all the different subtypes of general surgery as an intern.
Sample of Scholarship

Mohan, P., Sandhu, J., Mehta, A., Cohen, D., Abrahams, R., Narayanan G.. Factors Predicting Positive Angiogram and the Role of Pre-Peritoneal Packing in Pelvic Trauma. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2017, Feb; 28(2): S150.

Mohan, P., Sandhu, J., Kably, I.. Retrograde Prostatic Arterial Embolization via Penile Collateral in Chronic Total Occlusion of the Prostatic Artery.. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2018, Sep; 29(9): 1331-1333.

Sandhu, J., Madhusoodanan, V., Amin, A., Kably, I.. Palliative radiofrequency ablation of spinal metastases: safety, technical success, and short-term efficacy. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2018, Apr; 28(4): S110.

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PGY 1

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Kendra Batey, MS, MD

Medical School Indiana University School of Medicine
Additional Degrees/Training MS, Med Sci., Indiana University School of Medicine
Value-Added Year Planned for 2021-22
Fellowship Undecided
Why I chose FAU I chose FAU because of the awesome potential I felt the program possessed as a newer program. The residents seemed genuinely happy and I appreciated the exposure to surgical specialties besides just General Surgery, such as Neurosurgery, Urology, and Anesthesia.

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Mike Dedwylder, MD

Medical School University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Additional Degrees/Training B.F.A, Mississippi State University
Value-Added Year Planned for 2022-23
Fellowship Undecided
Why I chose FAU I chose FAU for the the fellowship I felt among the residents and the opportunities provided by the program to develop me professionally and academically. 
Sample of Scholarship

Clark, Paul & Smith, Andrew & Dedwylder, Michael & Wise, Jeremy & Duke, Sean & Washington, Chad. Intrathecal Nicardipine for Treatment of Cerebral Vasospasm after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Congress of Neurological Surgeons. 2018, Jul

Weaver, Tony & Horriat, Narges & Dedwylder, Michael & Hutchison, Richard. Hazards of the Harvest: Occult Intestinal Perforation and Cross Contamination in Fat Grafting. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 2018, May

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Michelle Dugan, MD

Medical School Georgetown University School of Medicine
Value-Added Year Planned for 2022-23
Fellowship Undecided
Why I chose FAU I chose FAU because I wanted to give back to my home community. I grew up in Boca Raton and can’t imagine a better place to live. The FAU General Surgery program stands out with it’s excellent case volume, enthusiastic teaching faculty, state-of-the-art technological resources, and unique balance of an outstanding academic institution with a community focus. 
Sample of Scholarship

Dugan M., Crandall M., Letter H., Jasra B. Intramuscular cavernous hemangioma of the breast. The American Surgeon. 2018, Aug

Dugan M., Sosin M., Caso R., Vadlamudi C., Bayasi M., Marshall M.B. Considering the role of incidental appendectomy during colonic interposition gastroesophageal reconstruction. General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2018, Aug

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Blake Edwards, MD

Medical School Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Value-Added Year Planned for 2022-23
Fellowship Undecided
Why I chose FAU I chose FAU Surgery because I saw opportunities to develop myself into a successful leader in surgery. There is a unique balance of surgical rigor and personal warmth that made FAU the right fit for me.
Sample of Scholarship

Edwards, BE. Moran, MA.. Enzymatic Assay of DHPS Degradation in Alphaproteobacteria. CURO Symposium Book of Abstracts. 2014, Mar; 14(1): 53-54.

Sharma, S. Bollinger, KE.. Edwards, B.E. Proteomic Alterations in Aqueous Humor From Patients With Primary Open Angle Glaucoma. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 2018, May; 59(6): 2635-2643. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 29847670.

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Max Jackson, MD

Medical School Albany Medical College
Value-Added Year Planned for 2022-23
Fellowship Undecided
Why I chose FAU I was looking for a program that coupled high case volumes in an academic environment with excellent research opportunities. Importantly, I was also looking for a program that was composed of people who were like a family. A group of individuals who want each other to succeed and better themselves. A program that is constantly trying to improve itself. I found all of this in the General Surgery program at FAU.
Sample of Scholarship

And erson, C., & Weber, R., & Patel, D., & Lowrance, W., & Mellis, A., & Cookson, M., & Lang, M., & Barocas, D., & Chang, S., & Newberger, E., & Montgomery, J.S., & Weizer, A.Z., & Lee, C.T., & Kava, B.R., & Jackson, M., & Meraney, A., & Sjoberg, D., et al. A 10-Item Checklist Improves Reporting of Critical Procedural Elements During Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor. Journal of Urology. 2016, Oct; 196(4): 1014-1020. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 27044571.

Crawley, D., & Haddock, P., & Jackson, M., & Kamradt, J., & Kesler, S. Penoscrotal Lymphedema Associated with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma. Canadian Journal of Urology. 2015, Aug; 22(4): 7932-7934. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 26267035.

Cusano, A., & Haddock, P., & Jackson, M., & Staff, I., & Wagner, J., & Meraney, A. A Comparison of Preliminary Oncologic Outcome and Postoperative Complications Between Patients Undergoing Either Open or Robotic Radical Cystectomy. International Brazilian Journal of Urology. 2016, Jul; 42(4): 663-670. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 27564275.

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Anelia Kassi, MD

Medical School University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Value-Added Year Planned for 2022-23
Fellowship Undecided
Why I chose FAU To me FAU was a great option to continue my training because it offered early operative experiences, which is often not the case with academic programs. I have been living in South Florida for several years and of all the places I have lived, it feels like home away from home so I wanted to stay here. Finally, when I interviewed the residents seemed to have good interpersonal relationships within one another and happy. Residency is tough and being around happy people is a plus!
Sample of Scholarship

Kassi, A.A.Y., Clavijo, A., Caliz, D., Lee, S.W., Mahavadi, A., Aminul, I.A., Yokobori, S., Hu, Z., Spurlock, M.S., Wasserman, J.M., Rivera, K.N., Nodal, S., Powell, H.R., Di, L., Leung, L.Y., Rubiano, A.M., Bullock, R.M., & Gajavelli, S.. Frontiers in Neurology. Neuroprotection after acute TBI with neural stem cell transplantation. 2018,
May

Diaz, R. J., Chen, S., Kassi, A., Komotar, R. J., and Ivan, M. E.. (2016). Chapter 13: Awake craniotomy for glioblastoma. In S. Brem and K. G., Abdullah (Ed.), Glioblastoma (pp. 176-188). Philadelphia: Elsevier.

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Lauren Thompson, MD

Medical School Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Value-Added Year Planned for 2022-23
Fellowship Undecided
Why I chose FAU I chose FAU’s General Surgery program because I desired a program that valued both scholarly activity and early exposure to the operating room, ensuring I become a competent general surgeon in the future. 

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