American Surgical Association
131st Annual Meeting Program

131st Annual Meeting Program

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8:15 AM

President's Opening Remarks
Secretary's Welcome & Introduction of New Fellows Elected In 2010
President's Introduction of Honorary Fellows
Report of the Committee on Arrangements
9:10 AM - 11:00 AM
Kirby I. Bland, MD
9:10 AM - 9:35 AM
1. First Report from the American College of Surgeons - Bariatric Surgery Center Network: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) Has Morbidity and Effectiveness Positioned Between the Band and the Bypass.
Matthew M Hutter, MD*1, Bruce D Schirmer, MD2, Daniel B Jones, MD3, Clifford Y Ko, MD4, Mark E Cohen, MD*5, Ryan P Merkow, MD*5, Ninh T Nguyen, MD*6
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA; 3Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA; 4University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; 5American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL; 6University of California Irvine Medical Center, Irvine, CA
9:35 AM – 10:00 AM
2. Minimally Invasive Temporary Loop Ileostomy, Colonic Lavage and Intracolonic Antegrade Vancomycin for Severe Complicated Clostrdium Difficile Disease
Brian Zuckerbraun, MD*1, John Alverdy, MD2, Richard L. Simmons, MD1
1University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; 2University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
3. Chasing Zero; The Drive to Eliminate Surgical Site Infections
C. Daniel Smith, MD*, Kristine M. Thompson, MD*, Claude Deschamps, MD, William C. Rupp, MD*
Mayo Clinic in Florida, Jacksonville, FL
10:25 AM - 10:50 AM
4. Cancer Trials Versus the Real World in the United States
Waddah B Al-Refaie, MD*, Selwyn M Vickers, MD, Wei Zhong, MD*, David Rothenberger, MD, Elizabeth B Habermann, MD*
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
10:50 AM - 12:00 PM
10:50 AM - 11:00 AM
Introduction of the President
Jeffrey L. Ponsky, MD
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Address by the President
Kirby I. Bland, MD
1:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Timothy J. Eberlein, MD
1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
5. Distress Parameters Among 14 Surgical Specialties, Comparing Academic and Private Practice Setting
Charles M Balch, MD1, Tait D. Shanafelt, MD*2, Jeffrey A. Sloan, MD*2, Daniel Satele, MD*1, Julie A. Freischlag, MD1
1Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD; 2Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
1:55 PM - 2:20 PM
6. Traumatic Induced Capillary Leak Syndrome is Highly Predictive of Mortality
Grant Bochicchio, MD*, Obeid Ilahi, MD*, Kelly Bochicchio, MD*, Stacey Reese, MD*, Thomas Scalea, MD
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
2:20 PM - 2:45 PM
7. Predictive Index for Long-term Survival after Retransplantation of the Liver: Analysis of 26-Year Experience in a Single Center
Johnny C. Hong, MD*, Fady M. Kaldas, MD*, Henrik Petrowsky, MD*, Douglas G. Farmer, MD*, Hasan Yersiz, MD*, Prawat Kositamongkol, MD*, Gaurav Gupta, MD*, Abbas Rana, MD*, Daniela Markovic, MD*, Ronald W. Busuttil, MD
University of California, Los Angeles- School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
2:45 PM - 3:10 PM
8. Inhibition of Tumor Angiogenesis and Melanoma Growth by Targeting Vascular E-selectin
Zhao-Jun Liu, MD*, Runxia Tian, MD*, Yan Li, MD*, Weijun An, MD*, Ying Zhuge, MD*, Alan S Livingstone, MD, Omaida C Velazquez, MD*
University of Miami, Miami, FL
3:10 PM - 3:35 PM
9. Overutilization of Axillary Dissection for Clinically Node Negative Node Breast Cancer, Report from the American College of Surgeon's National Cancer Database, 2003-2007
Katharine Yao, MD*1, David J Winchester, MD*1, Hongyan Du, MD*1, Addie Gorchow, MD*1, Nora Jaskowiak, MD*2, Steven Trocha, MD*3, Brian McKinley, MD*3, Ermilo Barrera, MD*1, David P Winchester, MD1
1NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL; 2University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; 3Greeneville Medical Center, Greeneville, SC
3:35 PM - 4:00 PM
10. Effects of Aggressive Versus Moderate Glycemic Control on Clinical Outcomes in Diabetic Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Patients
Harold L Lazar, MD, Marie McDonnell, MD*, Stuart Chipkin, MD*, Carmel Fitzgerald, MD*, Caleb Bliss, MD*, Howard Cabral, MD*
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
4:00 PM - 4:25 PM
11. 500 Patients Treated for Merkel Cell Carcinoma at a Single Institution
Ryan C Fields, MD*, Klaus Busam, MD*, Joanne F Chou, MD*, Katherine S Panageas, MD*, Melissa P Pulitzer, MD*, Dennis H Kraus, MD*, Mary S Brady, MD*, Daniel G Coit, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
4:25 PM - 4:50 PM
12. Feast or Famine? The Effect of Co-Existing Fellowship Programs on General Surgery Resident Operative Volumes
John B Hanks, MD1, Thomas W Biester, MD*2, Stanley W Ashley, MD3, David M Mahvi, MD4, J Wayne Meredith, MD5, Steven C Stain, MD6, Karen R Borman, MD7
1Department of Surgery University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; 2American Board of Surgery, Philadelphia, PA; 3Department of Surgery Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; 4Department of Surgery Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; 5Department of Surgery Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC; 6Department of Surgery Albany Medical College, Albany, NY; 7Department of Surgery Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
4:50 PM - 5:15 PM
13. Identification of a Biomarker Profile Associated with Resistance to Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation Therapy in Rectal Cancer
Julio Garcia-Aguilar, MD, PhD*1, Zhenbin Chen, MD*1, David D Smith, MD*1, Wenyan Li, MD*1, Robert D Madoff, MD2
1City of Hope, Duarte, CA; 2University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Kirby I. Bland, MD
8:00 AM - 8:25 AM
14. Has the Surgical Care Improvement Program Improved Outcomes?
Mary T Hawn, MD*1, Kamal MF Itani, MD*2, Catherine C Vick, MD*3, William G Holman, MD1
1University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; 2Boston VAMC, Boston, MA; 3Birmingham VAMC, Birmingham, AL
8:25 AM - 8:50 AM
15. Simulation-Based Mastery Learning Improves Patient Outcomes in Laparoscopic Inguinal Herniorrhaphy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Benjamin Zendejas, MD*, David A Cook, MD*, Juliane Bingener, MD*, Marianne Huebner, MD*, William F Dunn, MD*, Michael G Sarr, MD, David R Farley, MD*
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
8:50 AM - 9:15 AM
16. Coating of Human Pancreatic Islets with CD4+CD25highCD127- T Regulatory Cells - a Novel Immunosuppressive Approach
Piotr Witkowski*, Natalia Marek*, Adam Krzystyniak*, Ipek Ergenc*, Olivia Cochet*, Ryosuke Misawa*, Ling-Jia Wang*, Seda Kizilel*, Piotr Trzonkowski*, Jeffrey B. Matthews, J. Michael Millis*
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
9:15 AM - 9:40 AM
17. General Surgery Workloads and Practice Patterns in the United States, 2007-2009: A 10-Year Update from the American Board of Surgery
R. James Valentine, MD1, Andrew Jones, MD*2, Thomas W Biester, MD*2, Thomas H Cogbill, MD3, Karen R Borman, MD4, Robert S Rhodes, MD2
1UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX; 2American Board of Surgery, Philadelphia, PA; 3Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI; 4Abington Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
9:40 AM - 10:05 AM
18. Is Surgical Resection Superior to Transplantation in the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma?
Leonidas G Koniaris, MD*, David M. Levi, MD*, Felipe Pedroso, MD*, Dido Franceschi, MD*, Alan S. Livingstone, MD, Andreas G. Tzakis, MD, Navine L. Solomon, MD*, Subhasis Misra, MD*, Teresa A. Zimmers, MD*
University of Miami, Miami, FL
10:05 AM - 10:30 AM
19. Prediction of Post-Hepatectomy HCC Recurrence by Circulating Cancer Stem Cells
Sheung Tat Fan, MD*, Zhen Fan Yang, MD*, David Wing-Yuen Ho, MD*, Wan Ching Yu, MD*, John Wong, MD
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Comparative Effectiveness Research: Relative and Efficient Outcomes in Surgical Patients
Kirby I. Bland, MD

David B. Hoyt, MD
American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL

Hiram C. Polk, Jr., MD
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

John Niederhuber, MD
National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Jeffrey L. Ponsky, MD
1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
20. The Anatomic Pattern of Biliary Atresia Identified at Time of Kasai Hepatoportoenterostomy and Early Postoperative Clearance of Jaundice are Significant Predictors of Transplant-Free Survival
Riccardo Superina, MD*1, John Magee, MD2, Mary L. Brandt, MD6, Patrick J Healey, MD*3, Greg Tiao, MD*4, Fred Ryckman, MD*4, Frederick M Karrer, MD*5, Cartland Burns, MD*11, Paul Columbani, MD15, Pat Dillon, MD*14, Annie Fecteau, MD*9, Alan Flake, MD*12, Kishore Iyer, MD*8, Hanmin Lee, MD*13, Jeff Lowell, MD*14, Richard Ricketts, MD*16, Karen West, MD*10, Yun Li, MD*2, Jeffrey Moore, MD*2, Kasper S. Wang, MD*7
1Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL; 2University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI; 3Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA; 4Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH; 5The Children's Hospital, Aurora, CO; 6Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX; 7Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; 8 Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY; 9 The Hospital for Sick Children, Montreal, Canada; 10 Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN; 11 Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; 12 Children’s Hospital Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; 13 UCSF Children’s Hospital, San Francisco, CA; 14 Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO; 15 John Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; 16 Children’s Healthcare Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
1:55 PM - 2:20 PM
21. Outcomes after Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
James D Luketich, MD, Omar Awais, DO*, Manisha Shende, MD*, Neil A Christie, MD*, Benny Weksler, MD*, Rodney J Landreneau, MD, Blair A Jobe, MD*, Ghulam Abbas, MD*, Arjun Pennathur, MD*, Matthew J Schuchert, MD*, Katie S Nason, MD, MPH*
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
2:20 PM - 2:45 PM
22. Single Incision Versus Standard 3-port Laparoscopic Appendectomy: A Prospective Randomized Trial
Shawn D St. Peter, MD*, Daniel J Ostlie, MD*, Susan W Sharp, MD*, Obinna O. Adibe, MD*, David Juang, MD*, Carissa L Garey, MD*, Carrie A Laituri, MD*, Charles L Snyder, MD*, Walter S Andrews, MD*, Ronald J Sharp, MD*, J Patrick Murphy, MD*, George W Holcomb, III , MD
Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
2:45 PM - 3:10 PM
23. Readmission Rates after Abdominal Surgery: The Role of Surgeon, Primary Caregiver, Home Health, and Sub-acute Rehab
Robert CG Martin, MD*, Russell Brown, MD*, Lisa Puffer, MD*, Stacey Block, MD*, Charles R Scoggins, MD*, Kelly M McMasters, MD
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
3:10 PM - 3:35 PM
24. Damage Control Resuscitation Reduces Resuscitation Volumes and Improves Survival in 390 Damage Control Laparotomy Patients
Bryan A Cotton, MD*, Neeti Reddy, MD*, Quinton M Hatch, MD*, Eric LeFebvre, MD*, Charles E Wade, MD*, Rosemary A Kozar, MD, Brijesh S Gill, MD*, Rondel Albarado, MD*, Michelle K McNutt, MD*, John B Holcomb, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, Houston, TX
3:35 PM - 4:00 PM
25. Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery Expands the Surgical Options for High-Risks Patients
Michael R Petracek, MD*, Marzia Leacche, MD*, Natalia S Solenkova, MD*, Ramanan Umakanthan, MD*, Rashid M Ahmad, MD*, Stephen K Ball, MD*, Steven J Hoff, MD*, Tarek S Absi, MD*, Jorge M Balaguer, MD*, John G Byrne, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
ASA Fellows Only

Presentation of the Flance-Karl Award
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Guest Speaker

Hallie T. Debas, MD
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
New President-Elect
8:00 AM - 8:25 AM
26. Intraoperative Injection of Subareolar or Dermal Radioisotope Results in Predictable Identification of Sentinel Lymph Node in Breast Cancer
Chad B Johnson, MD*, Cristiano Boneti, MD*, Soheila Korourian, MD*, Yara Robertson, MD*, Laura Adkins, MD*, Suzanne Klimberg, MD
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
8:25 AM - 8:50 AM
27. Cost-Effectiveness of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP)
Peter W. Dillon, MD, Melissa M. Boltz, MD*, Christopher S. Hollenbeak, MD*, Li Wang, MD*, Jane Schubart, MD*, Gail Ortenzi, MD*, Junjia Zhu, MD*
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
8:50 AM - 9:15 AM
28. 2332 Post Traumatic Pulmonary Emboli: A New Look at an Old Disease
Mary M Knudson, MD1, David Gomez Jaramillo, MD*2, Avery B Nathens, MD2
1Univeristy of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; 2St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
9:15 AM - 9:40 AM
29. Predicting Risk for Serious Complications with Bariatric Surgery: Results from the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative
Jonathan F Finks, MD*1, Kerry Kole, MD*2, Yenumula Panduranga, MD*3, Wayne J English, MD*4, Kevin Krause, MD*5, Arthur Carlin, MD*6, Jeffrey Genaw, MD*6, John D. Birkmeyer, MD1, Nancy J Birkmeyer, MD*1
1University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; 2Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI; 3Michigan State University, Lansing, MI; 4Marquette General Hospital, Marquette, MI; 5William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI; 6Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
9:40 AM – 10:05 AM
30. Laparoscopic versus Open Anterior Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair: 30-Day Morbidity and Mortality using ACS/NSQIP Database
Rodney J Mason, MD*, Ashkan Moazzez, MD*, Namir Katkhouda, MD*, Helen Sohn, MD*, Thomas V Berne, MD
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
10:05 AM - 10:30 AM
31. Importance of Blood Pressure Control After Repair of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection: 25-year Follow-up in 252 Patients
Spencer J Melby, MD*, Andreas Zierer, MD*, Michael K Pasque, MD*, Jennifer S Lawton, MD*, Hersh S Maniar, MD*, Nicholas T Kouchoukos, MD, Ralph J Damiano, Jr., MD, Marc R Moon, MD
Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
32. Should All Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinomas Be Aggressively Treated? An Analysis of 18,445 Cases
Xiao-Min Yu, MD*, Yin Wan, MD*, Rebecca Sippel, MD*, Herbert Chen, MD
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
11:00 AM

* By Invitation
+ 2004 – 2006 ASAF Fellow
++ 2005 – 2007 ASAF Fellow
+++ 2006 – 2008 ASAF Fellow
++++ 2008 – 2010 ASAF Fellow