Human Centered Design

Surgery Research Recognition Day and Eric R. Frykberg M.D. Lecture

Surgery Research Recognition Day showcases the exceptional research work in which our residents, medical students and graduate students participate. It also provides an opportunity for our trainees, faculty and researchers to learn from world class experts during the annual Eric R. Frykberg, M.D. Lecture. 


Friday, October 29

1 - 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

Dr. Barbara Bass

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 

1:50 - 5 p.m. Podium Presentations 

* Poster Presentations will be posted online for viewing and voting beginning October 25 through October 29.   

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 

  Presenter: Lauren Adams, Medical Student

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 

  Presenter: Alexander Booth, M.D. PGY-Research

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 

Presenter: Adam Brown, Medical Student

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 . 

Presenter: Sarah Chen, M.D. PGY-2

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

Presenter: Kevin Nguyen, Research Specialist

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 

Presenter: Mario Figueroa, Medical Student

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  

Presenter: Ryan Gedney, M.D. Vascular Surgery PGY-2

4:02– 4:14 p.m.   Partial Heart Transplantation: A New Operation for Children Requiring Valve Replacements 

Authors: Jennie H. Kwon, Morgan A. Hill, Jordan Morningstar, Chip Norris, Satish N. Nadig, Minoo N. Kavarana, T. Konrad Rajab 

  Presenter: Jennie H. Kwon, M.D., PGY-Research

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 

Presenter: Julie B. Siegel, M.D., PGY-3

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 

Presenter: William T. Head, Medical Student

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

   Past Speakers and Award Winners