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Department of Surgery Hosts Annual Research Day

The 20th Annual Louis R.M. DelGuercio Distinguished Visiting Professorship and Research Day Featured Internationally Acclaimed Cardiologist Valentin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D.

August 17, 2023
Dr. Valentin Fuster at his desk
Valentin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D.

Sponsored annually since 2002, the Louis R.M. DelGuercio Research Day is named for the late Louis R.M. Del Guercio, M.D., professor emeritus of surgery, who served as chair of the Department for 24 years before retiring in 2000. The event provides students, residents and fellows, with both an opportunity to showcase their research and an occasion to network, learn from one another and potentially combine efforts to promote the advancement of surgical research. 

The event concluded with the awards presentation. 

Best Moderated Poster

Elisheva Eisenberg (MS1)
“Surgical Management and Contralateral Breast Cancer Risk in Women With a History of Radiation Therapy for Hodgkin Lymphoma: Results from a Population-Based Cohort”

Faisal Jehan (PGY5)
“Trends and Disparities in Access to Minimally Invasive Distal Pancreatectomy (Midp): An Eight-Year Analysis from the National Cancer Database”

Sima Vazquez (MS3)
“Poor Socioeconomic Status is Associated with Delayed Femoral Fracture Fixation in Adolescent Patients”

Best Clinical Research Paper

Vasiliki Gregory (MS2)
“Ex-Vivo Heart Perfusion Using Organ Care System for Cardiac Transplantation: A Single Center Experience in the United States”

Kenji Okumura (PGY4)
"Machine Perfusion Protects Against Mortality and Graft Failure in Donation After Cardiac Death Liver Transplant Recipient in the United States"

Avery Wilson (PGY1)
“Long-Term Follow Up of Solid Organ Transplantation Using Hepatitis C Virus Positive Donor for Hepatitis C Virus Negative Recipients”

Best Poster

Zach Thomas (MS2)
“Differentiating Human Multipotent Adult Stem Cells to Hematopoietic Phenotypes In Vitro”

Cara Petrucci (MS2)
“Hypoxia and Breast Cancer Progression: A Seer-Medicare Analysis”

Bridget Nolan (MS4)
“Efficacy and Safety of Mechanical Thrombectomy Using Single Plane Versus Biplane Angiography: A Meta-Analysis of 1562 Patients”

Vineeta Jagana (GS)
“Outcomes of Combined Heart and Kidney Transplantation”