2018-2019 Academic year

Presentations at national meetings

The American Association Committee on Trauma (AAST)

September 28, 2018

Presentation by faculty:
  • William Bromberg, MD - Acute pain management in Opioid Tolerant Patients

Global GraphConnect Conference

September 20-21 , 2018

Presentation by faculty:
  • Christopher Wixon, MD - “Transforming Health Information Technology with a Clinical Knowledge Graph”

American College of Surgeons (ACS) Annual Clinical Congress

Oct 21-25, 2018

Poster presentation:
  • Christina Munford, MD - A Surgical Cost Analysis of the Reduction in Mastectomy Rate Seen with Implementation of an Intraoperative Radiation (IORT) Program 

Pediatric Trauma Society 5th Annual Meeting

Nov 8-10, 2018

Oral presentation:
  • Krista Miller, MD (Co-authors: Brett Tracy, MD; Eric Clayton, MS; Jo Cooke-Barber, MD, Kathryn Bailey, FNP; William Boswell, MD - Predicting Outcomes After Pediatric Non-accidental Trauma

Presentations at regional, state and local meetings

Georgia Chapter of American College of Surgeons

August 17-19, 2018

Presentation by faculty:
  • Christina Munford, MD (Co-authors: Burak) - Pre-operative Predictive Factors of Positive Margin Status after Breast Conserving Therapy (BCT) with Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT): A Retrospective Study of 400 Patients
  • Kristine So, MD (Co-authors: Cohn, Boswell, Bhandari) - Handle Bar Injury Requiring Gastroduodenal Artery Embolization

Surgery Grand Rounds at Memorial Health University Medical Center

August 23, 2018

Presentation by faculty:
  • Dr. Elizabeth McKeown - "Diverticulitis: Old Theories, New Data"

August 27, 2018

Presentation by faculty:
  • Dr. Christopher Senkowski/Dr. Steven Carpenter - "New Treatments for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease"

November 29, 2018

Presentation by faculty:
  • Dr. Guy Petruzzelli - “Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid: The Role of Molecular Pathology in Managing Patients with Thyroid Nodules”

January 10, 2019

Presentation by faculty:
  • Dr. William Bromberg - “Opioids, the Good, the Bad and the So Very Ugly Options in Pain Management”

February 28, 2019

Presentation by faculty:
  • Dr. Christopher Wixon - “Developing a More Effective Human Computer Interface for the Healthcare Industry”

Georgia Vascular Society

September 15, 2018

Oral Presentations:
  • Jo Cooke-Barber MD (Co-authors: Anthony Avino, William Boswell, Miller Hamrick, David Carney) - Successful Aortotomy for Removal of a Fractured Umbilical Artery Catheter in an Extremely Premature 600g Infant
  • Joseph Brungardt, MD (Co-authors: Robert Dunwoody, Kristine So, Christopher Wixon, Anthony Avino, B. Marc Bailey) - Traumatic Aortic Injury: Our Experience
  • Kristine So, MD (Co-authors: Cohn, Horesh) - Transcaval approach for type II endoleak embolization
  • Kristine So, MD (Co-authors: Walls, Nelson) - Lightening strikes twice: Endovascular salvage of an early aortic anastomotic pseudo aneurysm

Southeastern Surgical Congress

February 26, 2019

Poster presentation:
  • Stacey Bowlds, MD - CT Imaging in the Unstable Penetrating Trauma Patient
  • Lynn Nguyen, MD - Chest X-Rays for Occult Pneumothoraces

Memorial Health University Medical Center “Dissemination of Outcomes for Residency PI/CME Projects”

April 5, 2019

Oral presentation:
  • Lynn Nguyen, MD (Coauthor: Eric Clayton) - Surgery PI Project Presentation -“Decreasing Opioid Prescription through Education: The DOPE Study” (Judges' Choice Award)

MHUMC Research Day

May 1 - 2, 2019

Poster presentation:
  • Joseph Brungardt, MD (Coauthors: Logan Ross, Wendy Mahoney, Chadwick Stouffer, Brandon Fram) - Even Flow: ECMO, Our Utilization and the Patient it Benefits
  • Joseph Brungardt, MD - Outshined: Extrication of Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Devices in the Emergent and Elective Setting
Oral presentation:
  • Evelyn Coile, MD (Coauthors: Dr. Krista Miller and Faculty - Dr. Heather MacNew) - I’ll pick up the kids: The importance of handing off pediatric trauma patients to pediatric surgeons in a rural level one trauma center (2nd Place Award)
  • Jo Cooke-Barber MD (Coauthors: Dr. William Boswell and Dr. David Carney) - Optimal outcomes for pediatric trauma patients begins with effective triage
  • Lynn Nguyen, MD (Coauthors: Dr. Ashley Thompson, Dr. Stacey Bowlds, and Faculty - Dr. William Bromberg) - A statistical model for identifying occult pneumothoraces that will require intervention (1st Place Award)
  • Lynn Nguyen, MD (Coauthors: Dr. Ashley Thompson, Dr. Stacey Bowlds, and Faculty - Dr. Mickey Ott) - CT imaging in hemodynamically abnormal penetrating trauma patients is safe and efficacious

Surgery Grand Rounds at Memorial Health University Medical Center

March 14, 2019

Presentation by faculty:
  • Craig Smith, MD - “Bariatric Surgery: Is It Worth It?”

March 28, 2019

Presentation by faculty:
  • Thomas Gianis Jr., MD - “Aneurysm Repair: Can We Still Cut it”

April 25, 2019

Presentation by faculty:
  • Jo Cooke-Barber, MD - “Circumcision: Cosmetics, Complications, and Curiosities”

May 30, 2019

Presentation by faculty:
  • Kristen Walker, MD - "Mending the Broken Heart: The Evolving Role of Mechanical Circulatory Support in Acute and Chronic Heart Failure".

June 13, 2019

Presentation by faculty:
  • Sam Corey II, MD - "Can Devastating Leg Injuries Be Salvaged? Advances in Flap Reconstruction"

Published

Jan 18, 2019

  • Joseph R. Spaniol, Patrick J. Buchanan & Richard J. Greco - Joseph R. Spaniol, Patrick J. Buchanan & Richard J. Greco (2019): Secondary reduction mammoplasty: does initial pedicle design matter?, Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, DOI: 10.1080/2000656X.2018.1556670

Dec 2018

  • Danthuluri V, MD, Smith C, MD, Baysinger K, MD, Merideth L, BS, Clayton E, MS, Chang P, MPH, Whipple O, MD, FACS. Assessing the safety and efficacy of converting laparoscopic gastric band to laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: A rural tertiary center’s experience. Am Surg. 2018 Dec 1;84(12):1924-1926. PMID: 30606349

Jan 1, 2019

  • Smith CR, MD, Whipple OC, MD, FACS. Incidental gastric fundus diverticulum during laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Am Surg 2019 Jan 1;85(1):e12-e13. PMID: 30760360?

Feb 1, 2019

  • Smith CR, Gardner JT, Vaughn LH, Kelly RJ, Whipple OC. Fundoplication preserving laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: Safe and efficacious. Am Surg Am Surg. 2019 Feb 1;85(2):173-176. PMID: 30819294

Sept 2018

  • Graf E, Petruzzelli GJ. Identification and dissection of the facial nerve during parotidectomy. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology. 2018 Sept;29(3):144-149. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.otot.2018.09.005

Oct 24,2018

  • Ashley DW, Pracht EE, Garlow LE, Medeiros RS, Atkins EV, Johns TJ, Ferdinand CH, Dente CJ, Dunne JR, Nicholas JM. Evaluation of the Georgia Trauma System Using the American College of Surgeons Needs Based Assessment of Trauma Systems tool. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2018 Oct 24;3(1):e000188. doi: 10.1136/tsaco-2018-000188. eCollection 2018. PMID: 30402557

Apr 23, 2019

  • Tracy BM, Smith RN, Miller K, Clayton E, Bailey K, Gerrin C, Eversley-Kelso T, Carney D, MacNew H. Community distress predicts youth gun violence. Journal of pediatric surgery. Abstract; April 23, 2019; Savannah GA. 201923.

July 2018

  • Paletta, J. Building your practice. Setting up your office. A Surgeon's Path. Springer International Publishing AG. July 2018. ISBN 978-3-319-78845-6 ISBN 978-3-319-78846-3 (e-book) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78846-3

July 2018

  • Paletta, J. Building your practice. Setting up your office. A Surgeon's Path. Springer International Publishing AG. July 2018. ISBN 978-3-319-78845-6 ISBN 978-3-319-78846-3 (e-book) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78846-3

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