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Monday, February 12, 2024
5:30PM- 8:30PM
19 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia PA

8th Annual Chris Tzarnas Research Paper Competition

Philadelphia Academy of Surgery host the Resident Research Paper Competition in person at the College of Physicians. On February 12, 2024.

Abstracts submissions are CLOSED. 


Congrats to all the Chosen Abstracts Below! In order of 4- quick shots, 5 long presentations, and 4 quick shots. 

Molly E. Casey DO –Albert Einstein Jefferson

"Association Of Acute Rejection And De Novo Renal Cell Carcinoma In Kidney Transplant Recipients: A UNOS Study"

Basheer Elsolh MD -Fox Chase Cancer Center

"Establishing the Facility Volume to Outcome Relationship for Minimally Invasive Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer: a National Review of Outcomes"

Terry P. Gao, MD -Temple University Hospital

"Time is Money: The Return on Investment for Surgical Fellowship Training"

Benjamin K. Gundlach, MD -Penn Medicine

"Active ex-vivo perfusion of porcine limbs: increased viability up to 72 hours compared to cold storage"

Sultan S. Abdelhamid, MD -Albert Einstein Jefferson

"Integration of shock index with base deficit and elevated lactate for enhanced mortality risk assessment early after blunt trauma"

Elissa Dalton, MD -Fox Chase Cancer Center

"Nodal Surgery for Patients ≥70 Undergoing Mastectomy for DCIS? Choose Wisely"

Yazid Ghanem, MD -Cooper Health

"Dr. Google to Dr. ChatGPT: Assessing the Content and Quality of Artificial Intelligence-Generated Medical Information on Appendicitis"

Nicolas Muñoz , MD -Penn Medicine

"The Impact Of Donor BMI On Safety And Outcomes In Living Donor Liver"

Thais Reif de Paula, MD -Lankenau Medical Center

"Long-term Oncologic Outcomes After Transanal Abdominal Transanal Radical Proctosigmoidectomy (TATA) For Low Rectal Cancer"

Kevin Vega, MD -Temple University Hospital

"To Titrate or Not to Titrate, That is the Burning Question: Enoxaparin dosing for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis"

Michael Wang, MD -Cooper Health

"Interview Hoarding – The Unintended Consequences of Virtual Interviews on Surgical Residency Match"

Leah Winer, MD -Fox Chase Cancer Center

"Immunohistochemical Status Predicts Pathologic Complete Response to Neoadjuvant Therapy in HER2 Overexpressing Breast Cancers"

Anna Garcia Whitlock, MD -Penn Medicine

"Glucagon Blockade Can Prevent and Treat Stress-Induced Hyperglycemia in Trauma 8:25-8:30pm Award Presentation/Final Announcement"