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2022 Program & Abstracts

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Podium papers: 8 minute presentation, 5 minute discussion
Brief papers: 3 minute presentation, 2 minute discussion

Friday, September 16, 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Assembly Foyer
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speaker Ready Room
Assembly Foyer
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Poster Set-Up
Silver Ballroom & Assembly Hall
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Exhibit Hall Hours
Silver Ballroom
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Scientific Session I
Liberty Hall

Co-Moderators: Jonathan Gates, MD, FACS; Paige Teller, MD
Ancillary Treatment Referrals and Visits after Breast Cancer Surgery in a Sociodemographically Diverse Population.
Danielle R. Heller 2, *Vernice Hui Yan Chan 1, *Elizabeth Berger 2, *Scott Capozza 2, *Rachel Greenup 2, *Tara Sanft 2
1 The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; 2 Yale University, USA
Impact of Race, Ethnicity, Primary Language and Insurance on Reconstruction after Mastectomy for Patients with Breast Cancer at an Urban, Academic Safety-Net Hospital
Brendin Beaulieu-Jones 1, *Ann Fefferman 2, *Grant Shewmaker 1, *Tina Zhang 3, Daniel Roh 1, *Nilton Medina 1, Andrea Merrill 1, *Naomi Ko 3, Michael Cassidy 1
1 Surgery, Boston Medical Center, USA; 2 Boston University Medical School, USA; 3 Medicine, Boston Medical Center, USA
Outcomes of Acute Care Surgery in Patients with Pervasive Developmental Disorder
*Nicholas Druar 1, Mitchell Cahan 2
1 St. Mary's Hospital, USA; 2 Mount Auburn Hospital, USA
Analysis of Patients with Celiac Artery Compression: Distinguishing Characteristics of Patients with and without Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
*Meagan Kozhimala 1, *Shin Mei Chan 1, *Gabe Weininger 1, *Brandon Sumpio 2, *Sisi Zheng 1, *Sean Harris 1, *Louis Levine 3, Bauer Sumpio 1
1 Surgery, Yale University, USA; 2 Surgery, MGH, USA; 3 Medicine, Yale University, USA
Outcomes Of Robotic-assisted Multiport Cholecystectomy versus Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy - Experience of a High-Volume Robotic Center
*Sue Ting Lim, *Nicholas Druar, *Tian Sheng Ng, *Konstantinos Grillas, *Vikram Bhatt, *Shayan Ahmed, John Alexander Palesty
General Surgery, Saint Mary's Hospital, USA
~Brief 1.
~Brief 2.
The Kidney Drain: Effect of Simultaneous Liver Kidney Transplantation on Deceased Donor Kidney Allocation After Implementation of the New Liver Allocation Policy
*Jennifer Brewer 1, *Leah Aakjar 2, *David O'Sullivan 2, *Wasim Dar 3, *Zeynep Ebcioglu 3, *Michael Einstein 3, *Glyn Morgan 3, *Bishoy Emmanuel 3, *Xiaoyi Ye 3, *Joseph Singh 3, *Eva Urtasun Sotil 3, *Colin Swales 3, *Rebecca Kent 3, *Elizabeth Richardson 3, Wwilliam Sardella 3, *Oscar Serrano 3
1 Surgery, University School of Medicine, USA; 2 Research, Hartford Hospital, USA; 3 Transplant & Comprehensive Liver Center, Hartford Hospital, USA
Brief 3.
The Impact of Protective Devices Across the Spectrum of Trauma Care and Across Racial Groupings
*Chibueze Nwaiwu, Andrew Stephen, *Carla Moreira, Daithi Heffernan Department of Surgery, Warren Alpert
Medical School of Brown University, USA
~Brief 4.
Changes in Stage at Presentation Among Lung and Breast Cancer Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic
*Michael Mallouh, David Linshaw, *Kate Dinh, James Lindberg, Jennifer LaFemina, Anne Larkin, *Giles Whalen
UMass Chan Medical School, USA
~Brief 5.
Sleeve Gastrectomy Increases Colitis-Associated Colon Tumor Growth Independent of Diet
*Cullen Roberts, *Andrei Moscalu, *Mehran Karvar, *James Luo, *Alexander Hu, James Yoo, Ali Tavakkoli, Eric Sheu
Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
2:00 - 2:30 pm
Liberty Hall

Pre-operative Weight Optimization - when and how: Case of a Complex Hernia
Moderator: Louise Pernar, MD
Pro: Edward Borrazzo, MD
Con: Elan R. Witkowski, MD
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Panel: Heated debates: How to manage a Hot a Gallbladder
Moderator: John J. Kelly, MD, FACS
Panelists: Sarah E. Billmeier, MD; Kimberly A. Davis, MD
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Coffee Break: Visit Exhibits & Posters
Silver Ballroom
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Scientific Session II
Liberty Hall
Co-Moderators: Jennifer Davis, MD; Carlos Marroquin, MD
A Proposed Synthesis for Surgeon Intuition and Machine Learning: A Prospective Study Quantifying the Prognostic Value of Surgeon Intuition
*Jayson Marwaha 1, *Brendin Beaulieu-Jones 1, *Hao Wei Chen 1, *William Yuan 2, *Chris Kennedy 3, Charles Cook 1, *Gabriel Brat 1
1 Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Surgery, USA; 2 Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School, USA; 3 Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Impact of Rurality on Geriatric Emergency General Surgery Patients in *New Hampshire
*Charles Burney, *Laura Baumann, *Heather Carlos, Alexandra Briggs
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, USA
Experience with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Early After Renal Transplantation
Paul Morrissey 1, *Dimitrios Farmakiotis 2, *Ralph Rogers 2, *Adena Osband 1, *Basma Merhi 3, *George Bayliss 3, *Krista Mecadon 4, *Reginald Gohh 3
1 Surgery, Rhode Island Hospital, USA; 2 Infectious Disease, Rhode Island Hospital, USA; 3 Nephrology, Rhode Island Hospital, USA; 4 Pharmacy, Rhode Island Hospital, USA
~Brief 7.
Predictors of Early Discharge After Pancreaticoduodenectomy in Patients With Adenocarcinoma
*Jose Gonzalez, *Mateo Garland, *Christopher Polanco-Santana, Tara Kent
Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USA
*Brief 8.
~Brief 9.
An Analysis of Deceased Donor Liver Offers to Adolescent Compared to Young Adult Liver Transplant Candidates
*David Cron 1, *Rafal Mazur 2, *Joel Adler 3, *Heidi Yeh 1
1 Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA; 2 Harvard Medical School, USA; 3 Surgery and Perioperative Care, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin, USA
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Posters of Distinction
Liberty Hall
Moderator: Matthew Nehs MD
Direct Thrombin Inhibitors as Alternatives to Heparin to Preserve Lung Growth and Function in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
*Savas Tsikis, *Thomas Hirsch, *Scott Fligor, *Amy Pan, *Malachi Joiner, *Paul Mitchell, *Kathleen Gura, Mark Puder
Vascular Biology Program, Department of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, USA
Should Lymph Node Harvest Impact the Decision to Administer Adjuvant Chemotherapy for High-Risk T3N0 Colon Cancer?
*Vanessa Welten, *Adam Fields, *Annabelle Jones, *Nelya Melnitchouk, James Yoo, *Jennifer Irani, *Ronald Bleday, *Joel Goldberg
Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Thoracic Robot Emergency Scenario Simulations: How to Feasibly Teach Them
*Bryce Bludevich 1, Kevin Dickson 1, *Chelsea Jeewoo Lim 1, Max Hazeltine 1, Hannah Buettner 1, *Anne Weaver 2, *Jorge Yarzebski 22, *Isabel Emmerick 1, (Maksim Zayaruzny 3, *Mark Maxfield 1, *Mamatha Kadiyala 3, *Karl Uy 1, *Feiran Lou 1
1 Department of Surgery, UMASS Medical School, USA; 2 Department of Simulation, UMASS TH Chan Medical School, USA; 3 Department of Anesthesia, UMASS TH Chan Medical School, USA
Liver Transplantation in Elderly Recipients: Is Age Just a Number?
*Joshua Kurian 1, *Lauren Matevish 1, *Cyrus Feizpour 1, *Jigesh Shah 1, *Christine Hwang 1, *Susan Neill-Fogus 1, *Steven Hanish 1, *Arjmand Mufti 2, Parsia Vagefi 1, *Madhukar Patel 1
1 Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA; 2 Medicine, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Analysing the Role and Trends of Neuraxial Analgesia in Patients With Rib Fractures With Low ISS Scores
*Victoria Valdes 1, Piyush Gupta 2, *Ruben Valera 3, *Eric Benoit 2, *Bedabrata Sarkar 2
1 Surgery, Lahey Hospital, USA; 2 General Surgery, Lahey Clinic Hospital, USA; 3 General Surgery, Tufts Medical School, USA
Implementation of a Registry to Improve Vaccination Adherence Post Splenectomy
*Luke Arney, *Rebecca Foley, *Lauren Scarpetti, *Ricardo Bello, Giles Whalen, *James Lindberg
UMass Chan Medical School, USA
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Welcome Reception
Revere Rooftop

Saturday, September 17, 2022
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
Assembly Foyer
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
Speaker Ready Room
Assembly Foyer
7:00 am - 10:45 am
Exhibit Hall Hours
Silver Ballroom
6:45 am - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Silver Ballroom
7:00 am - 7:45 am
GME & Candidate Membership Committee Session
Liberty Hall
Speaker: Ben Nelson, MD
7:45 am - 8:40 am
Scientific Session III
Liberty Hall
Co-Moderators: James Yoo, MD; Beth Ryder, MD
A Bariatric Surgery Derived Gut Metabolite is a Potent Single and Combination Oral Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes (T2D)
*Andrei Moscalu 1, *Yingjia Chen 1, *Snehal Chaudhari 2, *Renuka Haridas 3, *James Luo 1, *Cullen Roberts 1, *Mehran Karvar 1, Ali Tavakkoli 1, *Sloan Devlin 2, Eric Sheu 1
1 Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA; 2 Harvard Medical School, USA; 3 Affinivax, USA
Combined Volume of Complex Cancer Operations Protects Long-Term Survival in a Low-Volume Setting
*Susanna de Geus, *Marianna Papageorge, *Alison Woods, *Gordana Rasic, *Sing Chau Ng, David McAneny, Jennifer Tseng, Teviah Sachs
Surgery, Boston Medical Center, USA
Individualizing Care for Gallbladder Cancer with Use of a Survival Nomogram
Laura Nicolais, Timothy Fitzgerald
Surgery, Maine Medical Center, USA
Gender Differences in Neurocognitive Decline Among Cardiac Surgery Patients
*Madigan Stanley 1, *Shawn Kant 2, *Neel Sodha 1, *Afshin Ehsan 1, Frank Sellke 1
1 Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital, USA; 2 Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, USA
8:40 am - 8:55 am
Introduction of New Members
Liberty Hall
9:00 am - 9:55 am
37th Annual Samuel Jason Mixter Lecturer
Sponsored by the NESS Scholars Foundation
Liberty Hall

Protect the Public and Enhance the Profession: the activities and purpose of the American Board of Surgery
Jo Buyske, MD
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Coffee Break: Visit Exhibits & Posters
Silver Ballroom
10:30 am - 11:50 am
Paper of the Year & Scientific Session IV
Liberty Hall
Co-Moderators: Mehra Golshan, MD, FACS; Denise Gee, MD
Paper of the Year: Wide Variation and Excessive Dosage of Opioid Prescriptions for Common General Surgical Procedures
Maureen V. Hill, MD, Michelle L. McMahon, BS,y Ryland S. Stucke, MD, Richard J. Barth Jr., MD
Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; and Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH
Surgical Management and Outcomes in 100 Infants with Long-Gap Esophageal Atresia: A Nationwide Analysis of Children’s Hospitals
*Annalise Penikis 1, *Pooja Salvi 2, *Shelby Sferra 1, *Abigail Engwall-Gill 1, *Daniel Rhee 1, Daniel Solomon 2, *Shaun Kunisaki 1
1 Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA; 2 Pediatric Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Impact of Negative Lymph Node Harvest on Overall Survival for Pathologic T4N0 Colon Cancer
*Vanessa Welten, *Adam Fields, *Annabelle Jones, *Nelya Melnitchouk, James Yoo, *Jennifer Irani, *Ronald Bleday, *Joel Goldberg
Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Tolerability, Attrition Rates, and Survival Outcomes of Neoadjuvant FOLFIRINOX for Non-Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
Zhi Ven Fong 1, Carlos Fernandez-del Castillo 1, Cristina Ferrone 11, *Jill Allen 2, *Lawrence Blaszkowsky 2, *Jeffrey Clark 2, *Ryan Corcoran 2, *Theodore Hong 3, *Aparna Parikh 2, *David Ryan 2, *Colin Weekes 2, Jennifer Wo 3, *Keith Lillemoe 1, *Motaz Qadan 1
1 Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA; 2 Medical Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA; 3 Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Influence of Initial Treatment Strategy on Outcomes for Children With Rectal Prolapse
*Lorena Rincon-Cruz, *Heather Riley, *Nicole Wynne, *Belinda Dickie, *Prathima Nandivada
Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, USA
*Brief 10.
Angiogenin-1 Regulates Colorectal Cancer Growth in Orthotopic and Apc Mouse Models
*Alexander Hu, *Cullen Roberts, *Andrei Moscalu, James Yoo
Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
~Brief 11.
Understanding Mindset Theory in Surgical Residents
Nathan Coppersmith, Andrew Esposito, *Mark Chung, Peter Yoo
Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, USA
~Brief 12.
Effects of Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Derived Extracellular Microvesicles on Non-diabetic and Diabetic Human Coronary Artery Endothelial Cells
*Cynthia Xu, *Catherine Karbasiafshar, *Karla Braga, *Rayane Brinck Teixeira, Frank Sellke, *M. Abid
Cardiovascular Research Center, USA
~Brief 13.
Role of Parastomal Hernias in the Development of Stoma Site Incisional Hernia after Ileostomy Closure
Catherine Beauharnais 1, Nicholas Sweeney 2, Allison Crawford 1, Karim Alavi 1, Jennifer Davids 1, Justin Maykel 1, Paul Sturrock 1

1 UMASS Chan Medical School, USA; 2 Rutgers University, USA
11:50 am - 12:50 pm
Liberty Hall

Selecting the Best to be the Best
Moderator: Steven Stain, MD
Panelists: Gino Trevisani MD; Donald Hess MD; Nita Ahuja MD
1:00 pm
Free Afternoon
6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
New Members Pre-Reception (Invitation only)
6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Women in Surgery Pre-Reception
7:00 pm
President's Reception & Dinner
Reception: Revere Rooftop
Dinner: Liberty Hall
Business Attire/Evening Dress

Including the Conferment of the Nathan Smith Awardees and Presentation of the Podium, Brief Report and Posters of Distinction Prizes.

Post Dinner Speaker: TBD
7:00 pm
Kids Banquet
Grand Master 1

Sunday, September 18, 2022
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Assembly Foyer
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Exhibit Hall Hours
Silver Ballroom
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Speaker Ready Room
Assembly Foyer
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Silver Ballroom
7:30 am - 8:15 am
Annual Business Meeting (Members Only)
Liberty Hall
8:15 am - 9:20 am
Scientific Session V
Liberty Hall

Co-Moderators: Tara Kent, MD; John Kuntsman MD, MHS, FACS
Evaluating the Impact of the National Liver Review Board on Regional Variation in Quality of Transplanted Livers for Patients with and without Hepatocellular Carcinoma
*Rafal Mazur 1, *David Cron 2, *Heidi Yeh 2, *David Chang 2, *Leigh Anne Dageforde 2
1 Harvard Medical School, USA; 2 Division of Transplantation; Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Morbidity and Mortality in Neonates with Symptomatic Congenital Lung Malformations: Results from a National Pediatric Administrative Database
*Abigail Engwall-Gill 1, *Jennine Weller 1,* Pooja Salvi 2, *Annalise Penikis 1, *Shelby Sferra 1, *Daniel Rhee 1, *Daniel Solomon 22, *Shaun Kunisaki 1
1 Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins, USA; 2 Pediatric Surgery, Yale, USA
Poor Accessibility to Consumer Pricing Exists for Breast Cancer Surgeries
*Tina Tian 4, *Joshua Bloom 4, *George Youssef 1, *Kerry Gaffney 4, *Carly Wareham 4, *Nishanth Ganeshbabu 1, Jason Hall 5, *Salvatore Nardello 2, *Abhishek Chatterjee 3
1 Tufts University School of Medicine, USA; 2 Division of Breast Surgery, Department of Surgery, Melrose Wakefield Hospital, USA; 3 Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tufts Medical Center, USA; 4 Department of Surgery, Tufts Medical Center, USA; 5 Department of Surgery, Boston Medical Center, USA
Burnt Out, Now What? General Surgery Residents Experience With Burnout and Implementation of Department Sponsored Wellness Program
*Chelsey Ciambella, *Kenneth Lynch, *Daryl Appleton, *Tareq Kheirbek, David Harrington, Thomas Miner, William Cioffi
General Surgery, Brown University, USA
Analysis of Wellness-Related Concerns Experienced by General Surgery Trainees Over Time
*Margaret Siu, *David Tashjian, *Gladys Fernandez, *Joy Isotti, Neal Seymour
Surgery, Baystate Medical Center-UMASS Medical School, USA
9:20 am - 10:05 am
Scientific Session VI
Liberty Hall
Co-Moderators: Ashley Vernon MD; Timothy Fitzgerald MD
A Novel Surgical Intern Wellness Initiative Based on Longitudinal Reflective Writing Responses
*Julia Rozenberg, *Chelsey Ciambella, Thomas Miner, *Kenneth Lynch, *Daryl Appleton, *Adena Osban
General Surgery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Identification of High-Risk Features in Mucinous Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas
*Maximiliano Servin-Rojas, *Zhi Ven Fong, Carlos Fernandez-del Castillo, *Cristina Ferrone, *Jorge Roldan, *Dario Rocha-Castellanos, *Piotr Zelga, Keith Lillemoe, Motaz Qadan
Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Was it Worth it? A Critical Evaluation of a Novel Outcome Measure in Palliative Surgery
*Joshua Cohen, *Rachel Beard, William Cioffi, Thomas Miner
Surgery, Brown University, USA
10:05 am
Introduction of President
Liberty Hall

Rocco Orlando
2021 - 2022 NESS Vice President
10:10 am
Presidential Address
Liberty Hall

Title: TBD
James F. Whiting
2021-2022 NESS President
11:00 am

+ Podium Prize Eligible
~ Brief Prize Eligible
^ New Member Prize Eligible
* NESS Non-Members