Surgery Research Day April 28, 2016

March 23 | Kontos Auditorium


7:00 am 4th Annual H.M. Lee Memorial Grand Rounds Lecture

Visiting Professor, Mitchell Goldman, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Surgery & Transplant Surgery
Assistant Dean for Research
University of Tennessee School of Medicine

8:15–8:45 Continental Breakfast | KMSB, Room 104-105
8:45–8:55 Welcome & Introduction of Visiting Professor & Judges
Adam Klausner, M.D., Director Surgical Research
JUDGES: Martin Mangino, Ph.D.
Professor of Surgery           

Thomas Miller, M.D.
Professor of Surgery

Adam Klausner, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Warren Koontz Professor of Urologic Research

Robert F. Diegelmann, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Fadi Salloum , Ph.D., F.A.H.A..
Associate Professor of Medicine and Physiology & Biophysics
Division of Cardiology - VCU Pauley Heart Center


BASIC SCIENCE PAPERS | 8:55–10:05 am

Randy Vince, MD
Surgical Urology Resident
Muscarinic Receptor Activation in Mouse and Rabbit Bladder Causes Delayed Activation of AMP-Dependent Protein Kinase (AMPK): Potential Novel Mechanism of Detrusor Underactivity

Loren Liebrecht, MD
Trauma Surgery
Ex Vivo Coagulation Analysis of Polyethylene Glycol 20,000 (PEG-20k) Resuscitation solutions using Thrombelastography (TEG) and Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)

Kasia Trebska-McGowan, MD
General Surgery Resident
Identification of mutation specific lymphocytes in peripheral blood of patients with melanoma – noninvasive approach to obtain lymphocytes for adoptive cell transfer

Randy Vince, MD
Surgical Urology Resident
Effects of Vesical and Perfusion Pressure on Perfusate Flow in the Isolated Working Pig Bladder Reveal a Potential Mechanism for the Regulation of Detrusor Compliance

Niluka Wickramaratne, MD
General Surgery Resident
Effects of Polyethylene Glycol 20,000 on the Management of Brain Dead Organ Donors in a Canine Model

Rashmi Seth, MD, MSc
Surgical Oncology Fellow
Characterization of the Role of C-terminal binding protein 2 (CtBP2) in Colon Cancer Progression

Niluka Wickramaratne, MD
General Surgery Resident
Microcirculatory Effects of Polyethylene Glycol 20,000 During Resuscitation of Hemorrhagic Shock

Posters on Display in Room 104-105 


Jonathan DeAntonio, MD
General Surgery Resident
A Modified Surgical Treatment for Perforated Appendicitis in Children

Rashmi Seth, MD, MSc
Surgical Oncology Fellow
Outcomes of Liver Resection and Liver Transplant for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the Background of Cirrhosis

Jeremy Powers, MD
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Resident
A Description of the Vascular Anatomy of the Tensor Fascia Lata Perforator Flap using CT Angiography

Kasia Trebska-McGowan, MD
General Surgery Resident
Routine Computer Tomography for the Detection of Recurrences in High-Risk Melanoma Patients

Eden C. Payabyab, MD
General Surgery Resident
Pulmonary Resection for Metastatic Adrenocortical Carcinoma: 10-Year Follow-Up

Daniel H. Newton, MD
General Surgery Resident
Sarcopenia Predicts Poor Long-Term Survival in Patients Undergoing Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Sarah Caulkins Krzastek, MD
Surgical Urology Resident
Impact of Urologic Conditions on Job and Caretaking Responsibilities in Men and Women in Developing Countries

Closing Remarks & Acknowledgement of Judges
Vigneshwar Kasirajan, MD
Department of Surgery Chair

POSTER DISPLAYS | Room 104–105


Human Pancreas-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Improve Human Islet Function In Vitro
Yoshitaro Shindo, MD; Marlon F. Levy, MD1,2; Mazhar A. Kanak, PhD1

Asbestos Up-regulates EZH2 to Mediate Epigenetic Repression of the INK4a/ARF Gene Locus in Normal Human Mesothelial Cells
Eden C. Payabyab, MD; Sichuan Xi, MD, PhD; David M. Straughan, MD; Emily S. Reardon, MD; Mary Zhang, MS; Julie A. Hong, MS; R. Taylor Ripley, MD; Chuong D. Hoang, MD; David S. Schrump, MD, MBA


Neurologically impaired children with severe, recurrent gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), after a failed fundoplication, are frequently readmitted to the hospital due to recurrent aspiration and respiratory illness. We theorized that a laparoscopic gastroesophageal dissociation (LGED) may decrease rates of aspiration and hospital readmissions as well as improve quality of life (QOL)
Jonathan DeAntonio, MD

Central versus Extended Hepatectomy in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Ineligible for Liver Transplantation
R Seth MD MSc; A Sharma MD MPhil; YJ Shi MD; A Cotterell MD; T Reichman MD PhD; C Bhati MD MS; M Levy MD

Factors contributing to sleep disordered breathing and obstructive sleep apnea in children with orofacial clefts
J. Powers, MD

Sarcopenia Predicts Poor Long-Term Survival in Patients Undergoing Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Daniel H Newton MD1; Candice Kim1; Nathaniel Lee MD1; Luke Wolfe MS1; John Pfeifer MD FACS1; Michael Amendola MD FACS

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