Surgery Resident Scholarly Activity

Farrell Adkins, MD

Case Conference:

  • “Neoplasm’s of the Pancreas”, August 27, 2008, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.

Oral Podium Presentation:

  • “Acute pancreatitis in children in a rural-population based study in West Virginia” American College of Surgeons, West Virginia Chapter, Resident Research Competition - Second Place. May 10, 2008, White Sulphur Springs, WV.
  • “Phenotypic Characteristics of Basal-Like Breast Cancer in West Virginia”. Bernard Zimmerman Lectureship, March 14, 2007, Resident Research Competition—Third Place, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.

Poster Presentation:

  • “Phenotypic characteristics of basal-like breast cancer in rural Appalachia” AACR International Conference: The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved November 27-30, 2007—Atlanta, GA.

Publications:

  • Zaslau S, Riggs DR, Jackson BJ, Adkins FC, John CC, Kandzari SJ, McFadden DW. “In vitro effects of pentosan polysulfate against malignant breast cells.” American Journal of Surgery 2004 Nov; 188(5):589-92.
  • Adkins, Farrell, M.D. "Triple-Negative Breast Cancer and Obesity in a Rural Appalachian Population", Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prevention Journal, 2008;17 (12). December 2008.
     

In Preparation:  

  • Adkins F , Vona-Davis L, Rossi D, Vaughan R. “Acute pancreatitis in children in a rural-population based study in West Virginia.
  • Adkins F , Graeber G. “Treatment of bronchopleural fistula with Surgical® and Evicel™ fibrin glue sealant.”

In Press:

  • Vona-Davis L, Rose DP, Hazard H, Howard-McNatt M, Adkins F, Partin J, Hobbs, G. "TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER AND OBESITY IN A RURAL APPALACHIAN POPULATION ." Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, In Press, December 2008.

Laura Buchanan, MD

Book Chapters:

  • “Vascular Surgery” Step-up to Surgery Textbook, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.
  • “Cardiothoracic Surgery” Step-up to Surgery Textbook, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.

Case Conference:

    • “Critical Care”, November 5, 2008, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
    • “Gastric Anatomy and Physiology”, October 17, 2007, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.

Twentieth Annual Zimmerman Resident Research Competition:

  • Second Prize for "Incidence of Pressure Sores in a Surgical Population". March 11, 2009.

Thomas Caranasos, MD

Oral Podium Presentations:

  • Impact of Transfer Status in Trauma Patients in a Rural Setting. American College of Surgeons, Regional Trauma Competition, December 2009.  Caranasos T, Martin L, Vona-Davis L, Wilson A.
     
  • TNFa Induces Transcription Factor E2F1 Binding Activity in the Pancreas. Digestive Diseases Week, Chicago, IL, June 2009. Johnson T, Caranasos T, Vona-Davis L.

Publications:

  • Metachronous Merkel Cell Carcinoma: a Case Report. Pollock JD, Caranasos T, Polack, EP. Journal of Dermatologic Surgery. April 2010.
     
  • Achalasia: Current Diagnosis and Management. Kusti M, Caranasos T, Jan A, Kupec J, Akkary E. US Journal of Gastroenterology, Feb 2010.
     
  • Interactive electronic anatomy lab study guide. 2005: Reilly, F., J. Altemus, J. Drake, M. Kamsala, T. Caranasos, E. Allen, D. Hunter, R. Dey, P. Klinkhachorn, B. Kraszpulska, and R. Pope. Slice-of-Life Conference, Portland, OR, p. 6, 2005.
  • Electronic lab study guide for human structure.2005: Reilly, F., J. Altemus, J. Drake, M. Kamsala, T. Caranasos, E. Allen, D. Hunter, R. Dey, P. Klinkhachorn, B. Kraszpulska, and R. Pope. FASEB J., 19(4): A1353(772.1), 2005.

Twentieth Annual Zimmerman Resident Research Competition:

  • Third Prize for "TNF-alpha InducesTranscription Factor E2F1 Binding Activity in the Pancreas". March 11, 2009.

Emme Chapman, MD

Case Conference:

  • “Anorectal Disorder”, October 1, 2008, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.

Poster Presentation:

  • “The Changing Prevalence, Morbidity, and Mortality of Acute Pancreatitis in a Rural Population-Based Study”. American College of Surgeons 94th Clinical Congress, October 12-16, 2008, San Francisco, CA.

Kevin Day, MD

Book Chapters:

  • “Pediatric Surgery” Step-up to Surgery Textbook, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.

Case Conferences:

  • “Venous Disease”, May 7, 2008, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
  • “Endovascular Treatments”, April 9, 2008, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
  • “Pancreas: Anatomy and Physiology”, August 15, 2007, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
  • “Splenic Disorders”, February 6, 2007, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.

Oral Podium Presentation:

  • “Low Cardiac Output Syndrome Following Pericardial Effusion Drainage”. Bernard Zimmermann Lectureship, April 6, 2005, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.

Azam Jan, MD

Publications:

  • Achalasia: Current Diagnosis and Management. Kusti M, Caranasos T, Jan A, Kupec J, Akkary E. US Journal of Gastroenterology, Feb 2010.

Antony Joseph, MD

Book Chapters:

  • “Esophagus and Stomach” Step-up to Surgery Textbook, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.

Case Conference:

  • “Biliary Injuries and Strictures and Sclerosing Cholangitis”, September 24, 2008, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.

Jennifer Knight, MD

Book Chapters:

  • “Small Bowel” Step-up to Surgery Textbook, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.
  • “Endocrine Surgery” Step-up to Surgery Textbook, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.

Case Conference:

  • “Biliary Injuries” June 11, 2008, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
  • “Colonic Anatomy/Polyps” January 16, 2008, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
     
  • “Renal Transplant” October 10, 2007, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
     
  • “Ileus/Bowel/Obstruction” August 8, 2007,WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.

Oral Podium Presentations:

  • “Intravenous Contrast Nephropathy in Trauma Patients: Is there Possible Prevention”. West Virginia Chapter American College of surgeons State Trauma Resident Competition, May 9, 2008. The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV.
  • “Is the Broselow Tape a Good Predictor of Weight in Pediatric Patients: A Rural Trauma Center's Review”. American College of Surgeons, West Virginia Chapter State Trauma Competition – First Place, September 29, 2007, Morgantown, WV.
     
  • "Is the Broselow Tape a Good Predictor of Weight in Pediatric Patients: A Rural Trauma Center's Review”. American College of Surgeons, Regional Trauma Competition, December, 2007, Baltimore, MD.
  • “Addressing Practice-Based Learning: An Examination of an Online Course to Assess Surgical Residents’ Training in Education”. The Association for Surgical Education, March 24, 2006, Tucson, Arizona.
  • “Practice-Based Learning: Resident as Teachers”. Bernard Zimmermann Lectureship, WVU Department of Surgery, April 6, 2005

Matthew Loos, MD

Book Chapters:

  • “Skin and Soft Tissue” Step-up to Surgery Textbook, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.

Case Conference:

  • “Parathyroid”, April 2, 2008, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
  • “Morbid Obesity”, November 14, 2007, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
     
  • “Pituitary”, September 12, 2007, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.

Oral Podium Presentations:

  • Free Muscle Flap Reconstructions Using Interpositional Vein Grafts vs. Local Anastomosis: A 5-year Experience at a Rural Tertiary Care Center”. Bernard Zimmermann Lectureship, March 14, 2007, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
  • “Free Muscle Flap Reconstructions Using Interpositional Vein Grafts vs. Local Anastomosis: A 5-year Experience at a Rural Tertiary Care Center”. American College of Surgeons, West Virginia Chapter. The Greenbrier, Resident Competition, May 12, 2007, White Sulphur Springs, WV.
  • “Free Myocutaneous Reconstruction With the use of Created Vascular Loops: A Retrospective Review”. Bernard Zimmermann Lectureship, April 6, 2005, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.

Luke Martin, MD

Case Conferences:

  • “Lung Neoplasm”, January 2, 2008, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
  • "Trauma: Intro/General”, August 6, 2008, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.

Twentieth Annual Zimmerman Resident Research Competition:

  • First Prize for "Impact of Transfer Status on Outcomes Among Trauma Patients in a Rural Setting". March 11, 2009.

Muhammad Nazim, MD

Book Chapters:

  • “Acute Abdomen” Step-up to Surgery Textbook, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.

Case Conferences:

  • “Anesthesia/Pain”, June 4, 2008, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
  • “Thyroid”, July 30, 2008, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
  • “Gastric Anatomy/Physiology of the Small Intestine”, September 10, 2008, WVU WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.

Oral Poster Presentations:

  • “High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation in Trauma Patients: A Two-Year Experience at a Tertiary Care Level I Trauma Center”. West Virginia Chapter American College of surgeons State Trauma Resident Competition, May 9, 2008. The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV.
  • “Review of Snake and Spider Bite Victims in the State of West Virginia”. Bernard Zimmermann Lectureship, March 14, 2007, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.

Jessica Partin, MD

Book Chapters:

  • “Hernias” Step-up to Surgery Textbook, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.
  • “Breast” Step-up to Surgery Textbook, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.

Case Conferences:

  • “Adrenal”, March 5, 2008, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
  • “Breast and Disease”, September 3, 2008, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
  • “Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension/Biliary Neoplasm’s”, October 29, 2008, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
  • “Hepatic Infection Failure”, December 5, 2007, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
     
  • “Abdominal Wall Hernia”, September 5, 2007, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.

Oral Poster Presentation:

  • “Differences in Prognostic Biomarkers in Relation to Body Mass Index”. Bernard Zimmermann Lectureship, April 6, 2005, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.

Poster Presentations:

  • “Triple-negative breast cancer and obesity in a rural Appalachian population”, San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, December 2008 “, San Antonio, TX.
  • “Comparison Between BMI and Tumor Markers in Women with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma”. The Society of Surgical Oncology, March 23, 2006, San Diego, CA.

Publications:

  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer and Obesity in a Rural Appalachian Population", Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prevention Journal, 2008;17 (12). December 2008.

Irfan Rizvi, MD

Book Chapters:

  • “Esophagus and Stomach” Step-up to Surgery Textbook, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.
  • “Colon, Rectum, and Appendix” Step-up to Surgery Textbook, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.
  • “Pancreas and Spleen” Step-up to Surgery Textbook, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.

Oral Poster Presentations:

  • “TNF and Peptide YY Alter Transcription Factor Binding of Interferon Regulatory Factor – 1 and Tumor suppressor Protein p53 in Rat Pancreatic Acinar Cells”. Bernard Zimmermann Lectureship, April 6, 2005, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
  • “Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin (KLH) Potentiates Standard Immunotherapy for Melanoma in vitro and in vivo”. Bernard Zimmermann Lectureship, March 14, 2007, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.

Daniel Rossi, DO

Book Chapters:

  • “Trauma and Burns”, Step-up to Surgery Textbook, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.

Case Conferences:

  • “Plastic and Reconstruction”, June 18, 2008, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
  • “Acute GI Hemorrhage”, November 12, 2008, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
     
  • “Aortoiliac Disease”, October 8, 2008, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
     
  • “Critical Care”, January 9, 2008, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
  • “Childhood Tumors”, December 19, 2007, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.

Oral Podium Presentations:

  • "Defining Moments - Teaching Communication, Compassion and Professionalism in a Surgical Residency Program", Association of Program Directors in Surgery, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 1, 2009.
     
  • "Does the RTTDC©(Rural Trauma Team Development Course ©) Shorten the Interval from Trauma Patient Arrival to Decision to Transfer”, Western Trauma Association National Meeting, Crested Butte, Colorado, February 22-28, 2009, Las Vegas, NV.
  • “Combined Transabdominal and Preperitoneal Obturator Hernioplasty”, Video Channel Presentation, SAGES Scientific Session, Phoenix, AZ, April 22-25, 2009.
  • “ It’s Not about Being Nice, It is About Being a Good Doctor : Phase I/Early Phase II”, American Academy on Communication in Healthcare - Translating Communication Research: Bench to Bedside to Community, October 18, 2008, Madison, WI.
  • “It’s Not about Being Nice, It is About Being a Better Doctor: The Investigation into Problematic Communication and Delays in Trauma Patient Transfer”. West Virginia Chapter American College of Surgeons State Trauma Resident Competition, May 9, 2008. The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV.
  • “ It’s Not About Being Nice, It is About Being A Good Doctor ” ACGME Annual Educational Conference, February 28 – March 2, 2008, Dallas, TX.
  • “Blunt Trauma Outcomes: A Comparison Between Adult and Geriatric Populations”. Bernard Zimmermann Lectureship, March 14, 2007, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.

Publications:

  • Rossi D, Khan U, McNatt S, Vaughan R. "Bouveret Syndrome: A Case Report." West Virginia Medical Journal March 2010.
     
  • "Spinal Cord Infarction Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery", West Virginia Medical Journal, West Virginia State Medical Association, Vol. 104, No 6. (November/December 2008).
  • "Gallstone Pancreatitis in Pediatric Patients - A Common Disease in an Uncommon Population", West Virginia Medical Journal, West Virginia State Medical Association, Vol. 105, (March/April 2009).

Pending Publications:

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  • “Techniques in Breast Reconstruction: The West Virginia University Experience” Submitted to West Virginia Medical Journal.

Mark Saleem, MD

Oral Podium Presentations:

  • “Blunt Carotid and Vertebral Artery Injury, An Eleven-Year Retrospective Review and Cost-Benefit Analysis of Four Screening Protocols”. American College of Surgeons, West Virginia Chapter. The Greenbrier, Resident Competition, May 12, 2007,White Sulphur Springs, WV.
  • “Blunt Carotid and Vertebral Injury: A Review of the Experience at the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center and Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Screening Protocol”. Bernard Zimmermann Lectureship, April 6, 2005, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.

Farooq Shahzad, MD

Book Chapters:

  • “Surgical Physiology”, Step-up to Surgery Textbook, Lippincott Willimas & Wilkins, 2009.

Case Conferences:

  • “Esophageal Injury”, April 16, 2008, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
  • “Neoplasm of Exo/Endo Pancreas””, December 12, 2007, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
  • “Ano-rectal Disorders”, October 3, 2007, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.

Santosh Shenoy, MD

Book Chapters:

  • “Hepatobiliary System” Step-up to Surgery Textbook, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.

Giridhar Vedula, MD

Book Chapters:

  • “Transplant Surgery”, Step-up to Surgery Textbook, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.
  • “Cerebrovascular Disease”, Step-up to Surgery Textbook, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.

Case Conferences:

  • “Hepatic Neoplasm”, February 13, 2008, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
  • “Acute Abdomen/Appendix”, July 2, 2008, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
  • “Morbid Obesity”, August 13, 2008, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
  • “Motility Disorders”, November 7, 2007, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
  • “Trauma”, August 1, 2007, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.

Oral Podium Presentations:

  • “Leptin from Adipose Tissue Promotes Cell Proliferation, Migration and VEGF Production in Human Esophageal Adenocarcinoma”. Bernard Zimmermann Lectureship, March 14, 2007, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
  • “Leptin from Adipose Tissue Promotes Cell Proliferation, Migration and VEGF Production in Human Esophageal Adenocarcinoma”. American College of Surgeons, West Virginia Chapter. The Greenbrier, Resident Competition, May 12, 2007, White Sulphur Springs, WV.

Publications:

  • Vedula G , McFadden DW, Somasunder P, Vona-Davis LC. “Prostate cancer cell proliferation is influenced by Leptin”. Journal of Surgical Research. May 2004; 118(1), 71-82.
  • Identification of Leptin Receptor Isoforms in Human Prostate Cancer Cell Lines”, Vona-Davis LC, Vedula G, McFadden DW, Vangilder R. Journal of Surgical Research, Volume 114 (2), October 2003, pp. 302-302(1).
  • “Monitoring Intra-operative Effectiveness of Caudal Analgesia through Skin Temperature Variation”. Ehrlich PF, Vedula G, Seidman P. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. Mar 2003; 38(3):386-9.