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Resident and Faculty Research

Research is encouraged throughout the five-year surgical residency. There is a dedicated three-month research rotation devoid of daytime clinical responsibilities during the PGY-2 year. Residents participate in funded local and national clinical trials.

Publications

Davis R, Stahlfeld K, Sell HW jr., Congenital peritoneal encapsulation and superior mesenteric vein thrombosis: SAGE Open Med Case Rep. 2022 Oct 17 2022. PMID: 36274860


Yazer MH, Corcos A, L Sperry J, Triulzi DJ, Leeper C. Receipt of at least 4 units of low titer group O whole blood with titer <100 does not lead to hemolysis in adult trauma patients. Transfusion. 2022 Aug;62 Suppl 1:S72-S79. PMID: 35748690


Schwartz J., Kirkpatrick L., Hillebrecht K., Lee J., Steiman J., Soran A., Johnson R., McAuliffe P., Diego E. Cutting Instruments to Cut Costs: A Simple Initiative with Breast Surgical Operating Room Trays that Resulted in Substantial Savings. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Oct;28(10):5553-5557. PMID: 34313887


Yazer M, Triulzi D, Sperry J, Corcos A, Seheult J. Rate of RhD-alloimmunization after the transfusion of RhD-positive red blood cell containing products among injured patients of childbearing age: single center experience and narrative literature review. Hematology. 2021 Dec;26(1):321-327. PMID: 33775237


Miller H, Bush KM, Betances A, Kota R, Wu S, De Leo N, Gaughan J, Bonawitz S. Effect of Daily Dosage of Morphine Milligram Equivalents on Free Flap Complications: A Single-Institution Retrospective Study. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2021 Oct;74(10):2486-2494. PMID: 33935007


Witek TD, Brady JJ, Sarkaria IS. Technique of robotic esophagectomy. J Thorac Dis. 2021 Oct;13(10):6195-6204. PMID: 34795971


Erpenbeck SP, Roy E, Ziembicki JA, Egro FM. A Systematic Review on Airbag-Induced Burns. J Burn Care Res. 2021 May 7;42(3):481-487. PMID: 33091129


Zak PW, Chow I, Zhu X, Sell HW Jr, Rusilko PJ, Stofman GM. The Use of a Hartmann's Pouch for Bowel Vaginoplasty: A Case Report. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2021 Apr 23;9(4):e3546. PMID: 33912370


Kettering CE, Erpenbeck SP, Stofman GM, Ziembicki JA, Egro FM. Interdisciplinary Representation of Burn Surgery Journal and Society Leadership. J Burn Care Res. 2021 May 7;42(3):459-464. PMID: 33091111 Brady JJ, Witek TD, Luketich JD, Sarkaria IS. Patient reported outcomes (PROs) after minimally invasive and open esophagectomy. J Thorac Dis. 2020 Nov;12(11):6920-6924. PMID: 33282395


Okusanya O, Bartow A, Aranda-Michel E, et al. Resident perception of standardization and credentialing for high-risk bedside procedures in cardiothoracic surgery: Results from an institutional pilot study. J Card Surg. 2020;35(11):2902-2907. PMID: 32906194


Nakata, J., Tamesis, S., Awais, O. (2020, Oct). Laparoscopic Giant Type IV Paraesophageal Hernia Repair with Gastropexy. Journal of the Society of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeons, 24(4), e.2020.00117; PMID: PMC7791598.


Witek TD, Melvin TJ, Luketich JD, Sarkaria IS. Open, Minimally Invasive, and Robotic Approaches for Esophagectomy: What Is the Approach Algorithm? Thorac Surg Clin. 2020 Aug;30(3):269-277. PMID: 32593360.


Harrold IM, Seheult JN, Alarcon LH, Corcos A, Sperry JL, Triulzi DJ, Yazer MH. Hemolytic markers following the transfusion of uncrossmatched, cold-stored, low-titer, group O+ whole blood in civilian trauma patients. Transfusion. 2020 Jun;60 Suppl 3:S24-S30. PMID: 32478860


Kettering CE, Egro FM, Konanur A, Smith BT, Corcos AC, Stofman GM, Ziembicki JA. Racial and Ethnic Disparities Among Burn Surgery Leadership. J Burn Care Res. 2020 May 2;41(3):714-721. PMID: 32030411


Konanur A, Egro FM, Kettering CE, Smith BT, Corcos AC, Stofman GM, Ziembicki JA. Gender Disparities Among Burn Surgery Leadership. J Burn Care Res. 2020 May 2;41(3):674-680. PMID: 31996921


Lu M, Luketich JD, Levy RM, Awais O, Sarkaria I, Visintainer P, Nason KS. Anastomotic complications after esophagectomy: Influence of omentoplasty in propensity-weighted cohorts. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May;159(5):2096-2105. PMID: 31932061


Desai H, Leeper C, Garrett K. Abdominal Emergencies. In: Feld F, editor. Nonorthopedic Emergency Care in Athletics. Thorofare, New Jersey: SLACK Incorporated; 2020. 99-104.


Egro FM, Saliu OT, Zhu X, Corcos AC, Ziembicki JA. Dermatome-Induced Lacerations: An Unspoken Problem in Burn Surgery. J Surg Res. 2020 Jan;245:45-50. PMID: 31401246


Cochran G, Pacella ML, Ringwald W, Repine M, Hruschak V, Beaugard C, Sewall C, Rosen D, Alarcon LH, Tarkin IS, Moloney GB, Corcos A. Opioid use patterns and risk characteristics among injured patients. Subst Abus. 2020;41(1):24-28. PMID: 31306083


Egro FM, Johnson ED, Kenny EM, Foglio AM, Smith BT, Corcos AC, Ziembicki JA. A Qualitative Survey Study of United States Burn Units: Pathways to a Career in Burn Surgery. J Burn Care Res. 2019 Aug 14;40(5):595-600. PMID: 31032517


Witek TD, Luketich JD, Pennathur A, Awais O. Management of Recurrent Paraoesophageal Hernia. Thorac Surg Clin. 2019 Nov;29(4):427-436. 2019.07.011. PMID: 31564400


Chapman SC, Zak PW, Scaife M, Murdoch G, Eslami MH. Masson tumor (intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia) arising in a superficial temporal artery aneurysm. J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech. 2019 Aug 29;5(3):388-391..2019.02.013. PMID: 31517158; PMCID: PMC6727241.


Scaife M, Abegglen R, Vila C, Stahlfeld K. Abnormal presentation of ascending cholangitis. Clin Case Rep. 2018 Apr 6;6(6):1172-1173. PMID: 29881588; PMCID: PMC5986012.


Seheult JN, Bahr M, Anto V, Alarcon LH, Corcos A, Sperry JL, Triulzi DJ, Yazer MH. Safety profile of uncrossmatched, cold-stored, low-titer, group O+ whole blood in civilian trauma patients. Transfusion. 2018 Oct;58(10):2280-2288. Epub 2018 May 25. PMID: 29802644.


Motto DA, Kurapati S, Atencio DC, Miller MA, Stahlfeld KR. Pericardial Rupture with Intermittent Cardiac Luxation. Tex Heart Inst J. 2018 Apr 7;45(2):115-116. PMID: 29844748; PMCID: PMC5940279.


Esteban-Vives R, Corcos A, Choi MS, Young MT, Over P, Ziembicki J, Gerlach JC. Cell-spray auto-grafting technology for deep partial-thickness burns: Problems and solutions during clinical implementation. Burns. 2018 May;44(3):549-559. Epub 2017 Nov 26. PMID: 29183637.


Tam V, Luketich JD, Levy RM, Christie NA, Awais O, Shende M, Nason KS. Mesh cruroplasty in laparoscopic repair of paraesophageal hernias is not associated with better long-term outcomes compared to primary repair. Am J Surg. 2017 Oct;214(4):651-656. Epub 2017 Jun 24. PMID: 28826953.


Mehta K, Bianco V, Awais O, Luketich JD, Pennathur A. Minimally invasive staging of esophageal cancer. Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Mar;6(2):110-118. PMID: 28446999; PMCID: PMC5387151.


Esteban-Vives R, Young MT, Zhu T, Beiriger J, Pekor C, Ziembicki J, Corcos A, Rubin P, Gerlach JC. Calculations for reproducible autologous skin cell-spray grafting. Burns. 2016 Dec;42(8):1756-1765. Epub 2016 Aug 27. PMID: 27575672.


Esteban-Vives R, Choi MS, Young MT, Over P, Ziembicki J, Corcos A, Gerlach JC. Second-degree burns with six etiologies treated with autologous noncultured cell-spray grafting. Burns. 2016 Nov;42(7):e99-e106. Epub 2016 Aug 25. PMID: 27569413.


Tam V, Luketich JD, Winger DG, Sarkaria IS, Levy RM, Christie NA, Awais O, Shende MR, Nason KS. Cancer Recurrence After Esophagectomy: Impact of Postoperative Infection in Propensity-Matched Cohorts. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Nov;102(5):1638-1646. Epub 2016 Jun 25. PMID: 27353482; PMCID: PMC5436488.


Tam V, Luketich JD, Winger DG, Sarkaria IS, Levy RM, Christie NA, Awais O, Shende MR, Nason KS. Non-Elective Paraesophageal Hernia Repair Portends Worse Outcomes in Comparable Patients: a Propensity-Adjusted Analysis. J Gastrointest Surg. 2017 Jan;21(1):137-145. Epub 2016 Aug 4. PMID: 27492355; PMCID: PMC5209749.


Tam V, Luketich JD, Winger DG, Sarkaria IS, Levy RM, Christie NA, Awais O, Shende MR, Nason KS. Cancer Recurrence After Esophagectomy: Impact of Postoperative Infection in Propensity-Matched Cohorts. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Nov;102(5):1638-1646. Epub 2016 Jun 25. PMID: 27353482; PMCID: PMC5436488.


Awais O, Reidy MR, Mehta K, Bianco V, Gooding WE, Schuchert MJ, Luketich JD, Pennathur A. Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy-Guided Dye Marking for Thoracoscopic Resection of Pulmonary Nodules. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jul;102(1):223-9. Epub 2016 May 5. PMID: 27157054.


Kwazneski Ii D, Merrill M, Young J, Sell H Jr. Angiomyolipoma and Malignant PEComa: Discussion of Two Rare Adrenal Tumors. Case Rep Oncol Med. 2016;2016:5204092. Epub 2016 Feb 22. PMID: 26998374; PMCID: PMC4779821.


Scaife M, Giannakopoulos T, Al-Khoury GE, Chaer RA, Avgerinos ED. Contemporary Applications of Ultrasound in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Management. Front Surg. 2016 May 27;3:29. PMID: 27303669; PMCID: PMC4882338.


Reitz KM, Allen PD, Hamad GG, Corcos A. A Case of Vibrio vulnificus Septicemia in a Patient with Gastric Bypass Surgery. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2016; 1(1):100-102


Esteban-Vives R, Young MT, Ziembicki J, Corcos A, Gerlach JC. Effects of wound dressings on cultured primary keratinocytes. Burns. 2016 Feb;42(1):81-90. Epub 2015 Dec 9. PMID: 26678326.


Macke RA, Luketich JD, Pennathur A, Bianco V, Awais O, Gooding WE, Christie NA, Schuchert MJ, Nason KS, Levy RM. Thoracic Esophageal Diverticula: A 15-Year Experience of Minimally Invasive Surgical Management. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Nov;100(5):1795-802. Epub 2015 Sep 19. PMID: 26387723.


Awais O, Luketich JD, Reddy N, Bianco V, Levy RM, Schuchert MJ, Gooding WE, Crist LR, Landreneau RJ, Pennathur A. Roux-en-Y near esophagojejunostomy for failed antireflux operations: outcomes in more than 100 patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Dec;98(6):1905-11; discussion 1911-3. Epub 2014 Oct 29. PMID: 25442998.


Zarzaur BL, Kozar R, Myers JG, Claridge JA, Scalea TM, Neideen TA, Maung AA, Alarcon L, Corcos A, Kerwin A, Coimbra R. The splenic injury outcomes trial: An American Association for the Surgery of Trauma multi-institutional study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Sep;79(3):335-42. PMID: 26307863.


Dasyam AK, Koo J, Stahlfeld Miller M, Sell HW Jr, Tublin ME. The cystic duct knot sign: case report with description of a new ultrasound sign of gallbladder torsion. Emerg Radiol. 2015 Aug;22(4):445-7. PMID: 26134915.


Esteban-Vives R, Young M, Over P, Schmelzer E, Corcos A, Ziembicki J, Gerlach J. In vitro keratinocyte expansion for cell transplantation therapy is associated with differentiation and loss of basal layer derived progenitor population. Differentiation. 2015 Jun;89(5):137-45. PMID: 26142155.


Huk MD, Brozovich ME, Hwang PG. Multiple Granular Cell; Tumors of the Colon: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. World J Colorectal Surg. Vol 5:2, Article 6.


Schanzer A, Baril D, Robinson WP 3rd, Simons JP, Aiello FA, Messina LM. Developing a complex endovascular fenestrated and branched aortic program. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Mar;61(3):826-31. PMID: 25595400.


Summers JI, Ziembicki JA, Corcos AC, Peitzman AB, Billiar TR, Sperry JL. Characterization of sex dimorphism following severe thermal injury. J Burn Care Res. 2014 Nov-Dec;35(6):484-90. PMCID: PMC4229476.


Allen P. $20,000 grant to develop a new retractor system. 2014


Riggins S, Pakraftar S, Corcos A, Stahlfeld K. How Accurately Does the Trauma Team Classify Open Fractures? An Interdisciplinary Evaluation of a Novel Classification System. Pennsylvania Committee on Trauma. Harrisburg, PA. 2014


Stahlfeld KR, Huk MD, Kurapati S. The clinical relevance of pneumatosis detected by computed tomography. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 October;219(4):e14-15.


Zahoor H, Luketich JD, Levy RM, Awais O, Winger DG, Gibson MK, Nason KS. A propensity-matched analysis comparing survival after primary minimally invasive esophagectomy followed by adjuvant therapy to neoadjuvant therapy for esophagogastric adenocarcinoma. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Feb;149(2):538-47. Epub 2014 Oct 14. PMID: 25454907; PMCID: PMC4492295.


Madigan M, Forsythe RM, Peitzman AB, Tevar A, Hilmi I, Corcos A, Marsh JW. Suprahepatic inferior vena cava injury II. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Sep;77(3):516-7. PMID: 25159260.


English JT, Stahlfeld KR, Six C. Diagnostic Laparoscopy and Removal of Migrated Orthopedic Hardware. CRSLS. E2014;00171


Pakraftar S, Atencio D, English J, Corcos A, Altschuler EM, Stahlfeld K. Dabigatran etixilate and traumatic brain injury: Evolving anticoagulants require evolving care plans. World J Clin Cases. 2014 Aug 16;2(8):362-6. PMID: 25133148; PMCID: PMC4133427.


Baril DT, Ghosh K, Rosen AB. Trends in the incidence, treatment, and outcomes of acute lower extremity ischemia in the United States Medicare population. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Sep;60(3):669-77.e2. PMID: 24768362; PMCID: PMC4492305.


Weaver MD, Rittenberger JC, Patterson PD, McEntire SJ, Corcos AC, Ziembicki JA, Hostler D. Risk factors for hypothermia in EMS-treated burn patients. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2014 Jul-Sep;18(3):335-41. PMID: 24460465.


Dwyer CR, Scifres AM, Stahlfeld KR, Corcos AC, Ziembicki JA, Summers JI, Peitzman AB, Billiar TR, Sperry JL. Radiographic assessment of ground-level falls in elderly patients: Is the "PAN-SCAN" overdoing it? Surgery. 2013 Oct;154(4):816-20; discussion 820-2. PMID: 24074420.


Hostler D, Weaver MD, Ziembicki JA, Kowger HL, McEntire SJ, Rittenberger JC, Callaway CW, Patterson PD, Corcos AC. Admission temperature and survival in patients admitted to burn centers. J Burn Care Res. 2013 Sep-Oct;34(5):498-506. PMID: 23966115.


Kwazneski D 2nd, Six C, Stahlfeld K. The unacknowledged incidence of laparoscopic stapler malfunction. Surg Endosc. 2013 Jan;27(1):86-9. PMID: 22806510.


Six CK, Young JS, Sell HW. Image of the month. Colobronchial fistula. Arch Surg. 2012 Jun;147(6):573-4. PMID: 22786547.


Six CK, Haught JM, Safyan EL, Patton T, Stahlfeld K. Transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease: a case report and review of literature. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012 Apr;66(4):e141-3. PMID: 22421128.


Avery LE, Stahlfeld KR, Corcos AC, Scifres AM, Ziembicki JA, Varcelotti J, Peitzman AB, Billiar TR, Sperry JL. Evolving role of endovascular techniques for traumatic vascular injury: a changing landscape? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Jan;72(1):41-6; discussion 46-7. PMID: 22310114.


Copeland CE, Stahlfeld K. Two tall poppies and the discovery of Helicobacter pylori. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Feb;214(2):237-41. Epub 2011 Nov 6. PMID: 22056357.


Bachelani AM, Bautz JT, Sperry JL, Corcos A, Zenati M, Billiar TR, Peitzman AB, Marshall GT. Assessment of platelet transfusion for reversal of aspirin after traumatic brain injury. Surgery. 2011 Oct;150(4):836-43. PMID: 22000198.


Oppermann T, Sell HW, Miller MA, Stahlfeld KR. Primary Hemangiopericytoma of the Liver. Appl Radiol. 2010 April:36-38


Falk GA, Yurcisin BJ, Sell HS. Left paraduodenal hernia: case report and review of the literature. BMJ Case Rep. 2010 Nov 23;2010:bcr0420102936. PMID: 22797200; PMCID: PMC3028131.


Burton ÉC, Stahlfeld KR, McKeating JA. Intracystic Papillary Carcinoma of the Breast. Radiol Case Rep. 2015 Dec 7;4(3):279. PMID: 27307817; PMCID: PMC4898007.


Oppermann TE, Christopherson WA, Stahlfeld KR. Fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis isolated to the ascending colon by a diverting transverse loop colostomy. Am Surg. 2009 Sep;75(9):859-60. PMID: 19774963.


Hower J, Burton E, Agrawal ST 4th, Simone S, Stahlfeld K. Abdominal aortic pseudoaneurysm managed with endovascular stent graft. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2009 Jun;19(3):e106-8. PMID: 19542831.


Awad ML, Sell HW, Stahlfeld KR. Split-shot sinker facilitates seton treatment of anal fistulae. Colorectal Dis. 2009 Jun;11(5):524-6. PMID: 19175658.


Yurcisin BM, Myers CJ, Stahlfeld KR, Means JR. Laparoscopic hernia repair following iliac crest harvest. Hernia. 2010 Feb;14(1):93-6. PMID: 19367444.


Copeland CE, Six CK. A tale of two anticoagulants: warfarin and heparin. J Surg Educ. 2009 May-Jun;66(3):176-81. PMID: 19712919.


Myers C, Valdez V, Sundermann J, Sell H. Splenic Invasion by Pseudomyxoma Peritonei, A Rare Occurrence. Surg Rounds, 2008 February; 31(2):30-34.


Stahlfeld KR, Robinson JM, Burton EC. What do physician extenders in a general surgery residency really do? J Surg Educ. 2008 Sep-Oct;65(5):354-8. PMID: 18809165.


Burton E, McKeating J, Stahlfeld K. Laparoscopic management of a small bowel obstruction of unknown cause. JSLS. 2008 Jul-Sep;12(3):299-302. PMID: 18765057; PMCID: PMC3015878.


Copeland C, Myers C. Round Ligament Varicosities Mimicking Inguinal Hernias in A Gravid Patient. Surg Rounds. 2008 January;31(1):39-41.


Oppermann TE, Corcos AC, Jones LM, Barrette RR, Varcelotti JR. Traumatic intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunt: a rare complication of grade v liver laceration. J Trauma. 2007 Dec;63(6):1230-3. PMID: 18212643.


Stahlfeld K, Hower J, Homitsky S, Madden J. Is acute appendicitis a surgical emergency? Am Surg. 2007 Jun;73(6):626-9; discussion 629-30. PMID: 17658102.


Sell HW, Yurcisin BM, Stahlfeld KR, Sundermann J. Carcinosarcoma of the Pancreas: Did Random Gene Activation Cause Differentiation? Surg Rounds. 2007 February; 30(2):78-81.


Stahlfeld KR, Means JR, Didomenico P. Carotid artery fibromuscular dysplasia. Am J Surg. 2007 Jan;193(1):71-2. PMID: 17188091.


Puckett FA, Stahlfeld KR, DiMarco RF. Hyperacute rejection of a bovine pericardial prosthesis. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33(2):260-1. PMID: 16878642; PMCID: PMC1524681.


Stofman GM, Neavin TS, Ramineni PM, Alford A. Better sex from the knife? An intimate look at the effects of cosmetic surgery on sexual practices. Aesthet Surg J. 2006 Jan-Feb;26(1):12-7. PMID: 19338876.


Myers C, Sundermann J, Sell H. Leiomyosarcoma of Adrenal Gland. Surg Rounds. 2005 January;28(1):14-17.


Stahlfeld KR, Parker JE, McClain EJ 3rd. Supraspinatus compartment syndrome. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2004 Dec;33(12):615-7. PMID: 15641748.


Dietz DM, Stahlfeld KR, Bansal SK, Christopherson WA. Buttock necrosis after uterine artery embolization. Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Nov;104(5 Pt 2):1159-61. PMID: 15516436.


Stahlfeld K, Dietz ., Simone T, O’Donnell W. Giant Condyloma Acuminata. Surg Rounds. 2004 October;27(10):460-3.


Stahlfeld KR. Is the American Board of Surgery certifying examination archaic? Curr Surg. 2004 Sep-Oct;61(5):405. PMID: 15475080.


Copeland CE, Marrangoni AG. A 34-Year Longitudinal Study of General Surgery Categorical Residents at an Urban Teaching Hospital. Focus Surg Edu. Fall 2004; 25-26.


Dietz DM, Varcelotti JR, Stahlfeld KR. Garlic burns: a not-so-rare complication of a naturopathic remedy? Burns. 2004 Sep;30(6):612-3. PMID: 15302434.


Stahlfeld KR, Mitchell J, Sherman H. Endovascular repair of blunt abdominal aortic injury: case report. J Trauma. 2004 Sep;57(3):638-41. PMID: 15454816.


Dattilo DJ, Drooger SA. Outcome assessment of patients undergoing maxillofacial procedures for the treatment of sleep apnea: comparison of subjective and objective results. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2004 Feb;62(2):164-8. PMID: 14762748.


Parker J, Roozrokh H, Pollice P, Sell HW. Endoscopic Excision of a Polypoid Leiomyoma of the Esophagus. Surg Rounds. 2004 January;27 (1):28-31.


Posters/Presentations


Clark M, Nakata J, Stahlfeld K, Littleton E. Teaching Styles of Surgical Educators: what makes an effective teacher? ACS Clinical Congress, San Diego CA Oct 2022


Davis R., Stahlfeld K., Sell H. Congenital Peritoneal Encapsulation, Volvulus, SMV Thrombosis, and HIT. Poster session presented at: American College of Surgeons – SWPA Chapter’s Most Interesting Case. 2022 May 31; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- First Place


Nakata J., Stahlfeld K. Cardiac Tamponade from Embolization of a Fractured Inferior Vena Cava Filter. Poster session presented at: American College of Surgeons – SWPA Chapter’s Most Interesting Case. 2022 May 31; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- Third Place


Awais O., Collison C., Witek T., Pennathur A., et.al. 244. Analysis of Outcomes of Reoperative Fundoplication in more than 500 patients after Failed Primary Antireflux Surgery: Experience Over Two Decades – The American Assocation For Thoracic Surgery. 2022 May; 102nd Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, USA


Medeck H., Stahlfeld K., Miller M. Anaplasmosis Mimicking Acute Cholecystitis Case Report. Paper presented at: Surgical Infection Society Conference. 2022 April 23-26. Irving, Texas.


Zak P., Stahlfeld K., Ziembicki J., Educational Demands of a Regional Burn Center. 2022 JAB Maui Burn and Wound Symposium,Maui HI. 2022 January


Collison C, Witek T, Pennathur A, Zhang D, Nakata J, Luketich J, Awais O. Roux-en-Y near Esophagojejunostomy for Intractable Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease after Sleeve Gastrectomy. Virtual poster session presented at: Society for Thoracic Surgeons. 2022 Jan.


Medeck H., Stahlfeld K. Morganella Septicemia in setting of Necrotizing Soft Tissue infection Case Report. Paper presented at: Surgical Infection Society Conference. 2021 July.


Collison C., Sell H. Asymptomatic Inflammatory Pseudotumor-like Follicular Dendritic Cell Sarcoma in the Spleen. Poster session presented at: American College of Surgeons – SWPA Chapter’s Most Interesting Case. 2021 May; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Yang K, Collison C, Stofman G, Stahlfeld L, Sell H. Multidisciplinary Approach to Complex Abdominal Wall Closure using a staged Wittmann Patch. Poster session presented at: American College of Surgeons – SWPA Chapter’s Most Interesting Case. 2021 May; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Yang K, Collison C, Stahlfeld K, Sell H, Ferimer H, Ziembicki J. A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Treatment of Pediatric SJS/TEN at a Level 1 Trauma/ABA Certified Comprehensive Burn Center. Paper presented at: JAB Maui Symposium. 2021 April.


Train K., Awais O. Pneumopericardium in an otherwise healthy 24 year old male. Poster session presented at: American College of Surgeons – SWPA Chapter’s Most Interesting Case. 2020 June; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Zak P., Sell H. Improvement of Liver Function Tests After Splenectomy in Patient with Schistosomiasis: A Case Review. Poster session presented at: American College of Surgeons – SWPA Chapter’s Most Interesting Case. 2020 June; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Clark M, Ergo F, Hillebrecht K, Stahlfeld K, Stofman G, Zak P, Ziembicki J. Outcomes of a novel algorithm that incorporates Integra® into the operative management of deep hand burns. Oral presentation at: Boswick Burn and Wound Care Symposium. 2020 January.


Allen P, Awais O, Sosovicka M, Cuyar E, Train K. A case of Descending Mediastinitis from a Dental Infection. Poster session presented at: American College of Surgeons – SWPA Chapter’s Most Interesting Case. 2018 May; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- First place
- First place at UPMC Mercy Research Day May 2018


Yang K, Eslami M, Six C, Cunnion M, Stahlfeld K. Multiply Injured Trauma Patient with a Partially Transected Innominate Artery. Poster session presented at: American College of Surgeons – SWPA Chapter’s Most Interesting Case. 2018 May; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. - Poster session presented at: UPMC Mercy Research Day May 2018


Stahlfeld K, Sell HW, McKeating J, Desai H, Keller M. Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole and the MRSA Epidemic. Paper presented at: 40th Annual Boswick Symposium. 2018 February; Maui, Hawaii.


Ackerman J, Scaife M, Abegglen R, Marsh J, Peitzman A, Stahlfeld K. Beware of the Interval Cholecystectomy. Paper presented at: Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. 2017 January; Hollywood Florida.


Train K, Huk M, McKeating J, Stahlfeld K. Robotic-Assisted Iliac Crest Hernia Repair. Paper presented at: 2nd Annual Global Symposium on Robotic-Assisted and Minimally Invasive Hernia Repair. 2016 September; New York City, New York.


Ackerman J, Leers S, Stahlfeld K. Innominate Artery Laceration. Poster session presented at: American College of Surgeons – SWPA Chapter’s Most Interesting Case. 2016 May; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Scaife M, Marsh W, Stahlfeld K. Primary Hepatoma and Renal Cell Cancer. Poster session presented at: American College of Surgeons – SWPA Chapter’s Most Interesting Case. 2016 May; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Abegglan R, Atencio D, Stahlfeld K. CT Imaging in the Acute Post-operative period following Elective Inguinal Herniorrhaphy. Poster session presented at: American Hernia Society. 2016 May; Washington DC.


Witek T, Awais O, et al. Outcomes After Esophagectomy for Failed Reflux Procedures. Paper presented at: UPMC Mercy Research Day. 2016 May.
- First place


Witek T, Bianco V, Awais O, Pennathur A, Levy R, Luketich J. Esophagectomy for failed reflux. Accepted for presentation at: Society for Thoracic Surgery. 2016 January; Phoenix, Arizona.


Huk M, Kurapati S, Stahlfeld K. The Clinical Relevance of Pneumatosis Detected by Computed Tomography. Oral Presentation. 2015 May; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- First place


Witek T, Reidy R, Corcos A, Stahlfeld K. Traumatic Disruption of the Trachea and Esophagus. Poster session presented at: American College of Surgeons – SWPA Chapter’s Most Interesting Case. 2015 May; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- First place


Bulkley R, Pyle W, Reidy A, Reidy M. Liposomal Bupivacaine Compared to Bupivacaine For Post-Operative Pain Management In Thoracotomy Patients: Reduction In Length of Stay and Narcotic Usage. Poster session presented at: TAS, 2015 April.


Pakraftar S, Evans A, Riggins S, Stahlfeld K. Open Fracture Classification. Poster session presented at: Pennsylvania Committee on Trauma Resident Paper Competition. 2014 October; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


Chen A, et al. Using the Glasgow Coma Scale Motor Score as a Predictor of Mortality in Elderly Trauma Patients. Poster session presented at: Pennsylvania Committee on Trauma Resident Paper Competition. 2014 October; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


Chen A. Six, C, Ziembicki J, Bonilla H. A Case Report of Herpes Hepatitis and Pneumonitis in a Patient with Severe Burn. Paper presented at: Great Lakes Burn Conference. 2014 October; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Reidy R, Awais O, Pennathur A, Luketich J. Outcomes of Nav Bronch. Podium Presentation at: Southern Thoracic Association. 2014; Tucson, Arizona.


Pakraftar S, Dwyer C, Sell H, Stahlfeld K. Natural orifice Endoscopic Drainage of Perforated Duodenal Ulcer. Poster session presented at: SAGES Poster Presentation. 2014 March; Salt Lake City, Utah.


Pakraftar, Evans, Riggins, Corcos, Stahlfeld, Pollock. How Accurately does the Trauma team Classify open Fractures? An Interdisciplinary Evaluation of a Novel Instrument for open Fracture Severity Stratification.


Pakraftar, Corcos, Riggins, Atencio, English, Stahlfeld. Management of Traumatic Brain Injury in Patients on Dabigitran.


Reidy M, Awais O, Kwazneski D, Landreneau R. Thorascopic Right Middle Lobectomy for a Centrally Located AV Fistula – Surgical Video.


Pakraftar S, Corcos A, Sperry J, Stahlfeld K. Outcomes of Traumatic Brain Injury on Patients on Dabigatran Etexilate. Paper presented at: Western Trauma Association. 2013 March; Snowmass, Colorado.


Dwyer C, Scifres A, Corcos A, Peitzman A, Billiar T, Stahlfeld K, Sperry J. Radiographic Assessment of Elderly Ground Level Falls: Is the ‘Pan-Scan’ Over Doing It?. Central Surgical Society. Amelia Island, FL. March 2013.


Awais O, Luketich JD, Reddy N, Levy R, Schuchert MJ, Gooding WE, Crist L, Landreneau RJ, Pennathur A. Roux-en-Y near esophagojejunostomy for failed anti-reflux surgery: An analysis of outcomes in over 100 patients. Paper presented at: Society of Thoracic Surgery. 2013 Jan; Los Angeles, California.


Reidy M, Luketich J, Awais O, Stahlfeld K. “Can a High Volume Surgeon Open an New Minimally Invasive Esophagentomy Program Without Compromising Outcome?” Paper presented at: International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus. 2021 October; Venice, Italy.


Kwazneski II D, Ziembicki J, Summers J, Corcos A. Combined Trauma and Burn Injury. Poster session presented at: American Burn Association Meeting. 2012 April; Seattle, Washington.


Burnett L. Repair of the Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm. Poster session presented at: American College of Surgeons – SWPA Chapter’s Most Interesting Case. 2012 April; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Avery L. Resection of a Thyroid and Trachea Papillary Cancer. Poster session presented at: American College of Surgeons – SWPA Chapter’s Most Interesting Case. 2012 April; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Kwazneski D, Stahlfeld K. The Unacknowledged Failure rate of the Linear Stapler. Paper presented at: SAGES. 2012 March; San Diego, California.


Gonzalez H, Kwazneski D, Awais O, Stahlfeld K. Video of a Minimally Invasive Morgagni Hernia Repair. Accepted to be part of: SAGES TV Video Library. 2011 November.


Avery L, Stahlfeld K, et al. The Evolving Role of Endovascular Techniques for Traumatic Vascular Injury: A Changing Landscape? Paper presented at: AAST. 2011 September; Chicago, Illinois.


Copeland CE, Stahlfeld K. Two Tall Poppies and the Discovery of Helicobacter Pylori. Paper presented at: West Virgina Chapter of the ACS. 2011 May; White Sulphur Springs, West Virgina.


Bachelani A, Bautz J, Sperry J, et al. Assessment of Platelet Transfusion for Reversal of Aspirin Following Traumatic Brain Injury. Paper presented at: Central Surgical Association. 2011 March, Detroit, Michigan.


Pakrafter S, Reddy N, Faust N, Ziembicki J, Corcos A, Varcelotti J. Evaluation of Fluid Volume Requirements in Patients with Severe Burn Injury Following High Dose Ascorbic Acid Infusion. Paper presented at: American Burn Association. 2011 March; Chicago Illinois.


Hiltner L, Stahlfeld K. Clogged Feeding Tube Management now that Viokase is Unavailable. Paper presented at: Clinical Nutrition Week. 2011 January; Vancouver, Canada.


Copeland, CE. Surgical Care Improvement Project and Surgical Site Infections. Paper presented at: West Virginia Chapter ACS. 2010 May; White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.


Six C. Colo-bronchial-gastric Fistula. Paper presented at Pittsburgh Surgical Society. 2010 February; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Stahlfeld K. Retained foreign bodies. Poster session presented at: American College of Surgeons – SWPA Chapter’s Most Interesting Case. 2009 May; Farmington, Pennsylvania.