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Jane Keating, MD
“Intraoperative Molecular Imaging for the Complete Resection of Mediastinal Tumors”



John P. Fischer, MD – University of Pennsylvania
“A Risk Model and Cost Analysis of Incisional Hernia Following Elective, Abdominal Surgery A Review Of 11,994 Cases—Making the Case for Targeted Prophylactic Interventions”

Jane Keating, MD – University of Pennsylvania
“Intraoperative Molecular Imaging for the Complete Resection of Mediastinal Tumors”

Sarah Koller, MD – Temple University Hospital
“Relative Benefits and Risks of Alternative Modes of Bowel Preparation to Prevent SSI Following Elective Colorectal Resection”

Nicolas Lopez Acevedo, MD - Lankenau Medical Center
“Local Excisiono Rectal Cancer Following Neoadjuvant Therapy: ypT2 = Observation or Radical Surgery?”

Telisha Ortiz, MD – Cooper University Hospital
“Endothelial Differentiation of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells in High Glucose in an In Vitro Environment”

Jorge Uribe, MD – Drexel University
“Predictive Validity of the Philadelphia-Area Mock Oral Examination (PMOE)”


Jonathan K Aboagye, MD – University of Pennsylvania
“Association Between County-level Gastroenterologist and General Surgeon Densities, and Colorectal Cancer Mortality in the United States: An Evaluation of a Nationwide Registry”

Vishnu Ambur, MD – Temple University Hospital
“Comparing Open Gastrostomy Tube to Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube in Heart Transplant Patients”

David D. Aufhauser, MD – University of Pennsylvania
“Profound Effect of HDAC2 Deletion on Renal Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury Is Intrinsic to the Kidney and Includes Protection against Cold Ischemia”

JohnPaul Chizea, MD – Temple University Hospital
“Risk Factors for Anastomotic Leak Following Elective Colon Resection”

Brett Ecker, MD – University of Pennsylvania
“Lymph Node Identification Following Neoadjuvant Therapy in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer: Do Numbers Matter?”

Lawrence Greenawald, MD – Drexel University
“Construct Validity of a Novel, Objective Evaluation Tool for the Basics of Laparotomy Training (BOLT) using a Simulated Model”

William M. Harris, MD – Cooper University Hospital
“Adipose-derived Stem Cells after Paclitaxel Treatment demonstrate decreased Function and Suppression of Breast Cancer Cell Viability”

Arminder S. Jassar, MD – University of Pennsylvania
“In the Era of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), Should Reoperative Aortic Root Replacement be Performed in Patients With Homograft Degeneration?”

Nikolas Kappy, MD – Cooper University Hospital
“Human Adipose Derived Stem Cell Treatment Modulates Cellular Protection in an In Vitro Traumatic Brain Injury Model”

Andrea Lubitz, MD – Temple University Hospital
“Old Blood and Complications in the Massively Transfused Trauma Patient: A Cautionary Tale”

Mohammad F. Shaikh, MD – Drexel University
“Validating Novel p53-Derived Anti-Cancer Peptide Activity Against a Human Colon Cancer Cell Line”

Sharven Taghavi, MD – Temple University Hospital
“Examining Non-Cardiac Surgical Procedures in Patients Supported with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation”