Online Poster Presentations - Viewing and Judging  from Monday, October 25 - Friday, October 29!

Friday, October 291 - 5 p.m. Drug Discovery Auditorium | Virtual 

Each year, our Surgery Research Recognition Day gets bigger and better. This year we had a record number of submissions and the in-person presentations are ones you will not want to miss! New this year, Poster Presentations will be hosted on our website October 25 - 29 with opportunities to vote using your MUSC e-mail. 

Schedule of Events

1 – 1:05 p.m. Opening Remarks

1:05 – 1:50 p.m. Eric R. Frykberg  M.D. Lecture  

Let’s reboot together: Finding new purpose in the almost post-pandemic era


Barbara L. Bass, M.D.  FACS

Vice President for Health Affairs Dean of the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences Chief Executive Officer of The George Washington Medical Faculty Associates

About Barbara L. Bass, M.D., FACS 


Podium Presentations

Podium Presentations start immediately following the Eric R. Frykberg, M.D. Lecture

1:50 - 5 p.m. Podium Presentations 

1:50 – 2:02 p.m.  Complications are associated with ECLS duration in pediatric ECLS 

              Authors: Adams, L. Evey, BS; Mukherjee, Rupak PhD; Hollinger, Laura E. MD    

2:02 – 2:14  p.m.  Towards equitable surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease: a systematic review of disparities in surgery for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis 

Authors: Alexander Booth, MD, Wilson Ford, BA, Emily Brennan, MLIS, Gayenell Magwood, RN, PhD, FAAN, Erin Forster, MD, MPH, Thomas Curran, MD, MPH    

2:14 – 2:26 p.m. Serum and Glucocorticoid Inducible Kinase-1 (SGK-1) Activity is Upregulated in Hypertension and Promotes IL-6 Expression to Drive Aortic Macrophage Accumulation

Authors: Adam Brown, SarahRose Hall, Ying Xiong, Rupak Mukherjee, Jeffrey A. Jones, Jean Marie Ruddy   

2:26 – 2:50 p.m. Nine-Year Experience with the Arterial Switch Operation with Closed Coronary Transfer 

Authors: Sarah Chen, MD; Jennie H. Kwon, MD; Srujan Ganta, MD; T. Konrad Rajab, MD; Scott Bradley, MD; and Minoo N. Kavarana, MD  

2:50 – 3:02 p.m.  Mesenchymal stromal cells for the treatment of pain associated with chronic pancreatitis 

Authors: Rebecca P. Chow, Wenyu Gou, Katherine Morgan, William Lancaster, Charlie Strange, Hongjun Wang  

3:02 – 3:14  p.m. Break

3:14 – 3:26 p.m. Preoperative chronic partial obstruction is associated with ileus following right sided colectomy 

Authors: Matthew Di Leo, Mark Kovacs, Alexander Booth, Pinckney Johnstone Maxwell IV, Virgilio V George, Thomas Curran 

  Presenter: Matthew Di Leo, Medical Student

3:26 – 3:50 p.m. Blockade of Serum and Glucocorticoid Inducible Kinase-1 (SGK-1) can Attenuate Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Growth 

Authors: Mario Figueroa, Sarah Rose Hall, Ying Xiong, Rupak Mukherjee, Jeffrey Jones, Jean Marie Ruddy   

3:50 – 4:02 p.m. Plaque Contact Surface Area and Flow Lumen Volume Predict Stroke Risk in Extracranial Carotid Artery Stenosis

Authors: Ryan Gedney, Veena Mehta, Matthew Bridges, Adam Brown, Ravi Veeraswamy    

4:02– 4:14 p.m.   Partial Heart Transplantation: A New Operation to Deliver Growing Heart Valve Replacements

Authors: Jennie H. Kwon, M.D., Brielle Gerry, M.D., Morgan A. Hill, Jordan Morningstar, Russell A. Norris, Ph.D., Satish N Nadig, M.D., Ph.D., Minoo N. Kavarana, M.D., T. Konrad Rajab,  M.D.

4:14 – 4:26 p.m. Secreted frizzled related protein 2 is prognostic for survival in pancreatic cancer and is associated with tumor fibrosis 

Authors: Julie B. Siegel, Patrick Nasarre, Laura Spruill, Kristi Helke, Eleanor Hilliard, Rupak Mukherjee, Nancy Klauber-DeMore   

4:26 – 4:50 p.m. A Quality Improvement Initiative to Standardize Time to Initiation of Enteral Feeds after Non-Surgical Necrotizing Enterocolitis using a Consensus based Guideline 

Authors: Head, William T; Patel, Ekta U; Rohrer, Allison; Ryan, Rita M; Lesher, Aaron P   

4:50 – 5 p.m.   Winners Announced & Thank you 



Guest Speaker: Alan Kirk, M.D. Ph.D. 

Best Clinical Science Presentation: $300 Award

Melissa Hite, M.D. PGY-5 general surgery administrative chief resident with mentor Thomas Curran, M.D. MPH

Gastrointestinal Surgical Procedures for Adult Patients with Cystic Fibrosis are Increasing and Associated with Significant Morbidity

Best Basic Science Presentation: $300 Award

Jerec Ricci, M.D. PGY-3 general surgery resident

with mentor Stephen Tomlinson, M.D.  Novel P-Selectin Targeted Complement Inhibition Reduces Injury Following Hindlimb Ischemia/Reperfusion and Transplantation

Best Poster Presentation: $200 Award

Christopher Thomas, M.D PGY-2 general surgery resident with mentor Heather Evans, M.D., MS



Guest Speaker: Gerard Doherty, M.D.

Congratulations to the 2019 Winners!

Basic Science Oral and Poster Presentations – Kunal Patel, M.D.

Clinical Science Oral Presentation: Ryan King, M.D.

Clinical Science Poster Presentation: Shelby Allen, M.D.


Guest Speaker: Melina Kibbe, M.D.

Congratulations to the 2018 Winners!

Clinical Science Oral Presentation and Poster Presentation: Denise Garcia, M.D.

Basic Science Oral Presentation: Kunal Patel, M.D.

Basic Science Poster Presentation: Wenyu Gou, Ph.D.


Guest Speaker: Harvey Pass, M.D. an MUSC Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Class of 1982

Congratulations to the 2017 Winners!

Clinical Science: First Place: Ashley Hink, M.D. and Mathew Gibson, M.D. 

Basic Science: First Place: Kunal Patel, M.D. Second Place: Daniel Patterson Allen, M.D. candidate


Guest Speaker: Jennifer Walker, M.D. Class of 1998 "Evolution of Surgical Education" 

Congratulations to the 2015 Winners!

Basic Science Jason Wheeler, M.D., MSCR, CCRE

Clinical Science Ashley Hink, M.D., MPH, William Lancaster, M.D. 


Guest Speaker: Mohamed Ali, Jr., M.D., Class of 2001 "Metabolic Recovery Following Bariatric Surgery"

Congratulations to the 2014 Winners!

Basic Science: Shaina Eckhouse, M.D. Alicia Patterson, M.D.

Clinical Science:Marcie Dorlon, M.D.,Christa Jillard, M.D.


Guest Speaker: Randolph Smoak, Jr., M.D., Class of 1966 "Blending Life's Gifts"

Congratulations to the 2013 Winners!

Clinical Science: William Lancaster, M.D., Marcie Dorlon, M.D.

Basic Science: J. Matthew Rhett, PhD, E Wern Su, PhD


Guest Speaker: Eric Frykberg, M.D., Class of 1982 "One Surgeon's Academic Odyessy"

Congratulations to the 2012 Winners!

Aaron Lesher, MD, Shaina Eckhouse, M.D., Brent Jewett, M.D.


Congratulations to the 2011 Winners!

Shaina Eckhouse, M.D., Cindy McCord, M.D.


Congratulations to the 2010 Winners!

Jennifer Dixon, M.D., Jean Marie Ruddy, M.D.


Congratulations to the 2009 Winners!

Jean Marie Ruddy, M.D., Allison Lundy, M.D.(Discussant)


Congratulations to the 2008 Winners!

Craig Blum, M.D., Dennis Schimpf, M.D., John Barbour, M.D.