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Department of Surgery Hosts 17th Annual Louis R.M. DelGuercio Research Day

Julie Ann Sosa, M.D., M.A., FACS, MAMSE, FSSO, presented "Asking the Right Questions: How Research Can Impact Practice."

December 21, 2020
Julie Ann Sosa, M.D., M.A., FACS, MAMSE, FSSO Headshot
Julie Ann Sosa, M.D., M.A. FACS

The Louis R.M. DelGuercio Research Day was established in 2002 to honor the late Dr. Del Guercio's leadership and pioneering research during his 24-year tenure as chair of the Department of Surgery, and to stimulate and promote surgical research at NYMC. After viewing the podium and poster presentations by faculty, residents and students, Dr. Sosa commented, “I've been so impressed by both the mentors and mentees. For mentees to be successful, it means they have incredible mentors. The breadth of the studies and the diversity of talking topics and presenters today was really fantastic.”

Poster Award Winners:

Douglas E. James, M.D. (PGY6 WMC)
“Bullets: The Leading Cause Of Years Of Life Lost Due To Trauma

Jake Schwartz (MS3)
“The Learning Curve Associated With Robotic-Assisted Hip And Knee Arthroplasty In Low, Medium, And High Volume Surgeons”

John Wainwright, M.D. (PGY7 NYMC)
“Timing Of Tracheostomy After Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion: A National Inpatient Sample Investigation”

Basic Science Presentation Winner:

Lior Levy (MS2)
“Regeneration Of Osteochondral Defects Using Multipotent Adult Stem Cells” 

Clinical Science Presentation Winners:

James Choi, M.D. (PGY3)
“Mesh Explantation Is An Independent Predictor Of 90-Day And 120-Day Readmission Following Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction”

Agon Kajmolli, M.D. (PGY3)
“Timing The Treatment Of Traumatic Thoracic Aorta; Is There A Rush?” 

Katharine Kechejian (MS2)
“Barriers To Breast Cancer Screening In Inner-City And Suburban County Women”

Kenji Okumura, M.D. (PGY3)
“Increasing The Number Of Elderly Recipients Of Liver Transplantation In The United States: Nationwide Trend And Up-To-Date” 

Aparna Vancheswaran (MS4)
“Multidisciplinary Programmed Learning Simulation (Pls) To Improve Visual Blood Loss Estimation For Obstetric Hemorrhage And Trauma Scenario”

Watch the 17th Annual Louis R.M. DelGuercio Research Day video and the proceedings here.