General Surgery Residency Program Awards and Achievements

General Surgery Residency Program

Front Row (L to R): Nan Walsh, CRNP-BC, Philip McPhail, MD, David Bertsch, MD, Lawrence Sampson, MD, Thomas VanderMeer, MD, Robert Behm, MD, Daniel Golden, MD, Mustafa Aman, MD, Burt Cagir, MD, Alice Shen, MD, Erica Skipton, MD, Andrew Trecartin, MD, Alexander Johnston, MD, Douglas Trostle, MD, Umashankar Ballehaninna, MD, Silviu Marica, M, Michael Barrett, MD, Jean Miner, MD, Wendy Colegrove.
Back Row (L to R): Nhean Dawance Chea, MD, Navpreet Rana, DO, Laura Warner, Gabriel Ologun, MD, Mounika Guduru, MD, Tiffany Lau, MD, Anh To, MD, Hilary Keller, MD, Mohammad Sultany, MD, Ry Bloomdahl, MD, Amber Hussain, DO, Lauren Colom, MD, Yuan Stevenson, MD

General Surgery residents presented outstanding scholarly activity projects for the 2nd Annual Stanley Conklin Research Day held April 5, 2019:

Stanley Conklin Day - General Surgery Residency

 

Oral Presentations

 

Amber Hussain, DO

Addition of Nurse Practitioners May Improve ABSITE Scores

Mohammad Sultany, MD Third Place for Oral Presentation

Incidence of Delayed Intracranial Bleeding in Patients with Isolated Blunt Head Trauma on Antithrombotic Therapy

Poster Presentations – Research, QI, Cases

 Contributors

Mohammad Sulaiman Sultany, MD

Incidence of Delayed Intracranial Bleeding in Elderly Falls Patients on Antithrombotic Therapy

Burt Cagir M.D.; Philip McPhail M.D.; Leah Thomas; Robert Behm M.D

Ry Bloomdahl, MD, MPH

The Baby with the Bathwater: When Self-assessment and Non-self-assessment Methods Fail to Predict Unsafe Drivers and to Protect the Driving Public

Jason Granet, MD, FACS, Robert Behm, MD, FACS

Yuan Stevenson, MD

Does routine EGD prior to EUS reveal findings of significance?

Nan Walsh, CRNP, Robert Fanelli, MD, MHA, FACS, FASGE

Lauren Colom, MD         
First Place for QI poster

Implementation of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Program for Colorectal Surgery Patients

Nicole Teeter, RN, BSN, Nan Walsh MS, CRNP, Thomas VanderMeer, MD, FACS, Jean Miner, MD, MMEL, FACS

Ry Bloomdahl, MD, MPH

A Novel Protocol to Maintain Continuous Access to Thawed Plasma at a Rural Trauma Center

Cara Hannigan, MD, Gabe Ologun, MD, Andrew Trecartin, MD, Lauren Colom, MD, Amanda Schall, MS I, Lisa LaRock, RN, BSN, CCRN, PHRN, Barbara Tubby, MTSBB, Jason Granet, MD, FACS, Robert Behm, MD, FACS

Adeolu Adeboye, MD

Endometriosis of the Vermiform Appendix Presenting as Acute Appendicitis

Gabriel Ologun, MD, Jean Miner, MD

Tianyu (Asher) Shang, MD

Isolated Brachial Artery Injury in the Absence Osseus Fractures due to High Speed Blunt Trauma

Zachary Sporn, Robert Behm, MD, A. Appleton, MD, Silviu Marica, MD

Two medical students from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) who worked with General Surgery Residents and Faculty on two research projects tied for first place in the student research poster category at Stanley Conklin Research Day:

  • Management of Small Bowel Obstruction: A Clinical and Financial Perspective
    Authors:Trey Mathew, Brandon Bullock, Amber Hussain, DO, Robert Behm, MD
  • Using Glasgow Coma Scale to Predict Outcomes After Traumatic Brain Injury
    Authors:  Daniel Scheese, Ashley Wojciechowski, Cara Hannigan, MD, Robert Behm, MD

Presentations:

National Oral Presentation: 14th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, Houston, TX February 6, 2019
Utilization of Nurse Practitioners Improves Surgical Resident Education and ABSITE Scores
Presenter: Amber Hussain, DO.  Authors: A. Hussain, D. Golden, S. Casos, L. Mitchell, S. Tsirgotis, J. Ragan, A. Pamula, J. Miner, B. Cagir, R. Behm

National Oral Presentation:  Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST)
32nd Annual Scientific Assembly, Austin, TX, January 16, 2019
A novel protocol to maintain continuous access to thawed plasma at a rural trauma center
Presenter: Cara Hannigan, MD, Gabriel Ologun, MD, Andrew Trecartin, MD, Lauren Colom, MD, Ry Bloomdahl, MD, Amanda Schall, MS I, Lisa La Rock, RN, BSN, CCRN, PHRN, Barbara Tubby, MTSBB, Jason Granet, MD, FACS, Robert Behm, MD, MD FACS

Regional Poster Presentation: Keystone Chapter Annual Scientific (KCAS) Meeting, Hershey PA, November 2, 2018. 
Let’s Talk: An Investigation into the Elderly Population’s Understanding of Code Status
Presenter: Yuan Stevenson, MD.  Authors: Margaret Galatioto, BS, Yuan Stevenson, MD, Laura Mitchell, CRFNP, Stefani Tsirigotis, AGACNP, Francoise Vermeylen, MS, Andrew Trecartin, MD, Robert Behm MD FACS.

Regional Poster Presentation: Keystone Chapter Annual Scientific (KCAS) Meeting, Hershey PA, November 2, 2018. 
The Addition of Nurse Practitioners to an Acute Care Surgery Service Supports Resident Education Leading to Improved Absite Scores
Presenter: Amber Hussain, DO

National Podium Presentation: Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, Nashville TN, October 2018
Distracted Driving Among Hospital Employees at a Rural Trauma Center
Presenter: Lauren Colom, MD.   Authors: N. Rana, M. Ross, RJ. Behm, PJ. Granet, L. LaRock

National Podium Presentation: Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, Nashville TN, presenting October 2018
Distracted Driving Among Hospital Employees at a Rural Trauma Center
Presenter: N. Rana, M. Ross, RJ. Behm, PJ. Granet, L. LaRock

National Poster Presentation: SSAT – 60th Annual Meeting, Digestive Disease Week, June 2-5, 2018, Washington DC
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Rectum
Presenter(s): Cagir B, Berlot A, Keller H. 

National Podium Presentation: Association of Program Directors in Surgery (APDS), May 2018
Creation of Evaluation Committees for Provision of Structured Resident Feedback Improved Resident Perception & Satisfaction with Performance Evaluations.
Presenter(s): T. VanderMeer, E. Skipton, S. Marica, D. Golden, B.Cagir

National Podium Presentation: Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) in Chicago, November 2017
Creating a Culture of Pulmonary Hygiene to Prevent Pneumonia.
Presenter(s): G. O. Ologun, RJ. Behm, A. Trecartin, P. Mcphail, A. Johnston, PJ. Granet, M. Kester

National Poster Presentation: Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) in Chicago, November 2017
Alcohol vs Benzodiazepine Based Protocols for Delirium Tremens: Comparing Use in Relation to Outcomes in Trauma.
Presenter(s): A. Johnston, RJ. Behm, A. Hussain, PJ. Granet

National Podium Presentation: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) Surgical Oncology Conference, October 2017
Management of Early Rectal Cancer (pT 1/ T 2) After Local Excision with High Risk Features
Presenter(s): G. O. Ologun

Regional Poster Presentation: PA Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) Meeting in Pittsburgh PA, October 2017
Creating a Culture of Pulmonary Hygiene to Prevent Pneumonia.
Presenter(s): N.D. Chea, RJ. Behm, L. LaRock, A. Johnston, M. Wagner

Other Presentation: The SCORE Portal, October 2017
Item writer for the Miscellaneous Trauma Quiz; TWIS Quiz Development Committee of SCORE
Presenter: D. Golden

Regional Poster Presentation: PA Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) Meeting in Pittsburgh PA, October 2017 
Increased Awareness Decreases Incidence of Distracted Driving.
Presenter(s): RJ. Behm, N. Rana, PJ. Granet, A. Trecartin, M. Ross, L. LaRock, N. Cumbo

National Podium Presentation: Trauma Center Association of America (TCAA) National Meeting in Myrtle Beach SC, May 2017,
The impact of a monthly trauma surgeon peer review on open abdomen rate
Presenter(s): A. Johnston, R.J. Behm, D. Thiel, L. LaRock

Other Presentation: American College of Surgeons (ACS) Fundamentals of Surgery, January 2017
Curriculum Content Reviewer
Presenter: M. Silviu

Publications:

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Rectum 
Cagir B, Berlot A, Keller H.
Gastroenterology, 2018 May,154 (6), Pages S-1352–S-1353 

Correlation between the Amount of Clothing a Person is Wearing while Sustaining a Ballistic Injury and Wound Infection Rates.
Lovely R, Behm R, Ologun G, Trecartin A, Johnston A
(2018) J Univer Surg. (2018) Vol.6 No.2:10 doi: 10.21767/2254-6758.100100

Distracted Driving Among Hospital Employees at a Rural Trauma Center
N. Rana, M. Ross, RJ. Behm, PJ. Granet, L. LaRock, 
Traffic Injury Prevention, Accepted for publication, In progress.

The Impact of EMS Transport Time and Scene Time on Mortality of Motor Vehicle Crashes
R. Lovely, A. Johnson, RJ Behm, D. Golden,
Traffic Injury Prevention, Accepted for publication, In progress.

Outcome trends and safety measures after 30years of laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a systematic review and pooled data analysis.
Pucher PH, Brunt LM, Davies N, Linsk A, Munshi A, Rodriguez HA, Fingerhut A, Fanelli RD, Asbun H, Aggarwal R; SAGES Safe Cholecystectomy Task Force.

Barrett's esophagus before and after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for severe obesity.
Andrew B, Alley JB, Aguilar CE, Fanelli RD.
Surg Endosc. 2018 Feb;32(2):930-936. doi: 10.1007/s00464-017-5768-6. Epub 2017 Aug 4. PMID:28779257

Retained Gallstone Presenting as Large Intra-abdominal Mass Four Years after Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.
G.O. Ologun, R. Lovely, M. Sultany, M. Aman, Jan-18, Cureus 10(1): e2030. doi:10.7759/cureus.2030

Successful Retrieval of a Retained Rectal Foreign Body in the Emergency Department
G. O. Ologun, Y. Stevenson,B. Cagir, P. Granet, P. McPhail, Jan-18 Cureus 10(1): e2025. doi:10.7759/cureus.2025
PMID: 29531878

Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration.
Zerey M, Haggerty S, Richardson W, Santos B, Fanelli R, Brunt LM, Stefanidis D.
Surg Endosc. 2017 Dec 22. doi: 10.1007/s00464-017-5991-1. PMID:29273878

Successful use of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta in the treatment of ruptured 8.5-cm splenic artery aneurysm.
Ologun G, Sharpton K, Granet P.
J Vasc Surg. 2017 Dec;66(6):1873-1875. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.05.138. Epub 2017 Sep 27, PMID:28958475

Evaluation of crowd-sourced assessment of the critical view of safety in laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Deal SB, Stefanidis D, Telem D, Fanelli RD, McDonald M, Ujiki M, Michael Brunt L, Alseidi AA.
Surg Endosc. 2017 Dec;31(12):5094-5100. doi: 10.1007/s00464-017-5574-1. Epub 2017 Apr 25. PMID:28444497

Retroperitoneal Mass Masquerading as Failure to Thrive in a 91-year-old Woman
G.O. Ologun, N Yarze, D. Bertsch, J Mwesige, Cureus.2017 Nov 8;9(11):e1831. doi: 10.7759/cureus.1831. PMID: 29326860

Anal Melanoma in an Elderly Woman Masquerading as Hemorrhoid, G.O. Ologun, Y Stevenson, A Shen, NK Rana, A Hussain, D Bertsch, B Cagir. Nov-17, Cureus 9(11): e1880. doi:10.7759/cureus.1880. PMID: 29387509

Successful use of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta in the treatment of ruptured 8.5-cm splenic artery aneurysm, G.O. Ologun, K. Sharpton, P.J. Granet, J Vasc Surg.2017 Dec;66(6):1873-1875. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.05.138. Epub 2017 Sep 27

Acute Brachial Artery Occlusion in an Elderly Patient With Acute Myocardial Ischemia,
G.O. Ologun, C. Bohan, T. Lau, M. Sultany, A. Trecartin, Z. Wolfe, S. Marica, L. Sampson, U. Ballehaninna, SEP-17 Cureus 9(9): e1700. doi:10.7759/cureus.1700. PMID: 29159007

Fulminant Hepatic Failure and Fatal Cerebral Edema Following Clostridium perfringens Bacteremia: Case Report and Review of Literature. A. Shen, G.O. Ologun, R Behm, Sep-17, Cureus 9(9): e1714. doi:10.7759/cureus.1714
PMID:29188158

Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome after Laparoscopic Appendectomy in a Young Adult
G.O. Ologun, D. Ridley, N.D. Chea, D. Golden, A. Lihau-N’Kanza, P. McPhail, Sep-17, Cureus 9(9):e1664. doi:10.7759/cureus.1664. PMID: 29152421

Giant Adrenal Mass in a Super Obese Patient
G.O. Ologun, ZM Patel, A Adeboye, M Guduru, D. Trostle, T VanderMeer, D. Bertsch, Aug-17, Cureus 9(8):e1572. doi:10.7759/cureus.1572, PMID:29057184

Barrett's esophagus before and after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for severe obesity, B. Andrew, JB Alley, CE Aguilar, RD Fanelli. Surg Endosc.2018 Feb;32(2):930-936. doi: 10.1007/s00464-017-5768-6. Epub 2017 Aug 4.PMID: 28779257

Natural History Of an Untreated Type 1 Endoleak: A Case Report, A. Shen, G.O. Ologun, H. Keller, L. Sampson,
Cureus. 2017 Jul; 9(7): e1507. Published online 2017 Jul 24.doi:10.7759/cureus.1507, PMID:28948127

Management of a posterior mediastinal Gardner fibroma causing critical airway stenosis in a resource limited setting, K. Clouthier, A. Trecartin, I Saintilus, B Jean-Baptiste, P. Charles, A. Eyssallenne, J Stein, H Ford, A Silverman, Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports, Volume 20, May2017, Pages 17-20, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsc.2017.02.011

SAGES clinical spotlight review: intraoperative cholangiography.
Hope WW, Fanelli R, Walsh DS, Narula VK, Price R, Stefanidis D, Richardson WS.
Surg Endosc. 2017 May;31(5):2007-2016. doi: 10.1007/s00464-016-5320-0. Epub 2017 Mar 31. PMID:28364147

Book Chapter Publications:

Colon Cancer A. Recio-Boiles, B. Cagir, Dec-17, StatPearls Publishing; 2017 Dec 18. PMID: 29262132
Anal Cancer, HM Babiker, B. Cagir, 2018-2017 Jun 20, StatPearls Publishing, PMID: 28722921,

 

Book Chapter Publications:

Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding, B. Cagir, G.O. Ologun,G.F. Chico, E Cirincione, KJ Manas, August 2017,

Rectal Cancer, B. Cagir, G.O. Ologun, D. Trostle, March 2017

Tissue Engineering Functional Gastrointestinal Regions: The Importance of Stem and Progenitor Cells, A. Trecartin, T. Grikscheit, March 28, 2017, Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2017 Oct 3;7(10). pii: a025700. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a025700. PMID: 28320829

2018 Stanley Conklin Research Day:

2018 Stanley Conklin Research DayResidents and medical students at Guthrie participated in the first Stanley Conklin Research Day on Friday, April 13, 2018. The event showcased research projects, and included oral and poster presentations. These were judged by a panel of current and past Guthrie physicians, and awards were given in a number of categories.

Congratulations to the General Surgery Award Winners:
Category – Oral Presentations
2nd prize: Navpreet Rana, MSc., DO for “Distracted Driving Among Hospital Employees at a Rural Trauma Center”
Acknowledgments: Melissa Ross, RN, BSN; Robert Behm, MD; Jason Granet, MD; Lisa LaRock, RN, BSN, CCRN, PHRN

General Surgery residents

Category – Case Reports and Research
1st Prize: Nhean Dawance Chea, MD for “Creating a Culture of Pulmonary Hygiene to Prevent Pneumonia in Trauma Patients”
Contributors: Alex Johnston, MD; Lisa LaRock, RN, BSN, CCRN, PHRN; Mary Wenger, RN, BSN, CCRN, TCRN; Robert Behm, MD

 

General Surgery residents presented numerous outstanding scholarly activity projects for the 1st Annual Stanley Conklin Research Day:

Oral Presentations

 

Dr. Navpreet Rana

Distracted Driving Among Hospital Employees at a Rural Trauma Center

Dr. Cara Hannigan

Fresh Frozen Plasma in the Trauma Bay

Poster Presentations - Research

 

Contributors

Dr. Hillary Keller

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Rectum

 

Ashley Berlot, Laura Fitzgerald, MPH, Burt Cagir MD, FACS

Dr. Nhean D. Chea

Creating a Culture of Pulmonary Hygiene to Prevent Pneumonia in Trauma Patients

 

Alex Johnston, MD, Lisa LaRock, RN, BSN, CCRN, PHRN, Mary Wenger, RN, BSN, CCRN, TCRN, Robert Behm, MD

Dr. Amber Hussain

Alcohol vs Benzodiazepine Based Protocols for Deliriuim Tremens Comparing Use in Relation to Outcomes in Trauma

 

Robert Behm, MD

Dr. Gabriel Ologun

Anal Melanoma Masquerading as a Hemorrhoid in an Elderly Woman

 

Yuan Stevenson, MD, Alice Shen,MD Navpreet Rana, DO, Amber Hussain, DO, David Bertsch, MD, Burt Cagir, MD

Dr. Alice Shen

Adrenalectomy, A Rural Hospital Experience

 

David Bertsch, MD, Burt Cagir, MD