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Surgical Trainee Paper Competition Program

Monday, February 13th 2023

Oral Presentations


6:00pm - Brief introduction

6:05pm - Oral Presentations – Quick Shots

Olivia Coburn-Flynn, MD – Cooper University Hospital
“Novel epigenetic therapy for hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy enables gene remodeling of the tumor microenvironment”

Brienne Donovan, MD – Temple University Hospital
“Timeliness in Breast Cancer: Does Imaging Indication Matter?”

Ryan Lamm, MD – Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
“Postoperative Handheld Gastric Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Predicts Delayed Bowel Function”

Hela Saidi, Medical Student – Lankenau Medical Center
“Longitudinal Analysis of Local Recurrence and Survival after Transanal Abdominal Transanal Radical Proctosigmoidectomy (TATA) for Low Rectal Cancer”

Daniela Schmulevich, Medical Student – Cleveland Clinic/Penn Medicine
“Targeting perfection in damage control resuscitation: Real-time performance improvement optimizes best practice adherence”


6:35pm - Oral Presentations – Long Presentations

Hui Chen, Medical Student – Sidney Kimmel Medical College
“Impact of Antecolic versus Transmesocolic Reconstruction on Delayed Gastric Emptying Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy”

Sara Ginzberg, MD – Penn Medicine
“Impact of Adverse Patient Events on Surgeons and Trainees, and Opportunities for Enhancing Recovery”

Rebecca Platoff, MD – Cooper University Hospital
“Epigenetic Correlation to Oncotype Dx and Modulation of Immune Activation and Tumor Suppressor Gene Expression in Breast”

John Riley, MD – Penn Medicine
“Late-gestation Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Cures Sickle Cell Disease in Mice”

Sirivan Seng, MD – Crozer Health
“Propensity Weighted Analysis of Chemical VTE Prophylaxis Agents in Severe TBI Population: An EAST Sponsored Multicenter Study”


7:35pm - Oral Presentations – Quick shots

Margaret V. Butchy, MD – Cooper University Hospital
“Chest Computed Tomography Use During Pediatric Trauma Resuscitation: Too Much of a Good Thing?”

James Fraser, MD – Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
“Weight Loss And Clinical Outcomes Following Primary Versus Secondary Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A Multi-Institutional Experience”

Sunjay Kumar, MD – Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
“Comparative outcomes following adrenalectomy performed by general surgeons versus urologists: a national Vizient-database”

Cimarron Sharon, MD – Penn Medicine
“Chemoradiation confers a survival advantage for patients undergoing local excision for T1 rectal adenocarcinoma with unfavorable

Christina Tsiobikas, MD – Temple Lewis Katz
“Clinical and Pathologic Assessment of Cutaneous Leiomyosarcoma: A Single Institution Experience”


8:00pm Announcement prize winner/Closing remarks