Dr. Joseph Carter has been appointed as the Chair of the Bellevue Patient Safety Committee.
NEW APPONTMENT – DR. HOLLY LOFTON
Dr. Lofton is recruited to the Division of Bariatric Surgery to maintain the Medical Program and specifically the Quick 20 weight loss program. Dr. Lofton completed her internship at Medical College of Georgia and completed her internal medicine residency training from Lenox Hill Hospital in 2007. She went to Geisinger Medical Center in PA for her fellowship in Obesity Medicine and Nutrition and graduated in 2008. She joined Geisinger Medical Center as a staff physician after her fellowship. Dr. Lofton is board certified in Medicine and Bariatric Medicine. Please join us in welcoming her to the Surgery faculty.
RRC VISIT: Thank you to all the faculty and residents who participated in the Residency Review Committee’s site review last week. Preliminary feedback from the site visitor was excellent; we will get a full report after the RRC reviews our report at its summer’s meeting. Special thanks to Dr. Russell Berman, Dr. Glyn Morgan, Sophia Wood and the entire Surgery Admin staff for their hard work in preparing the Department for the visit.
CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Lewis Teperman and his team in the Division of Transplant Surgery who received a perfect score from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) for their kidney and liver programs. CMS did an unannounced two and half day survey of the program last month.
CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Ronald Simon who was named the Chief of Region 2 of the American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma Regional Committee.
CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Joseph Carter who was appointed as the Chair of the Bellevue Patient Safety Committee.
PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS:
Dr. George Miller collaborated on paper in Genes and Development entitled “EZH2 couples pancreatic regeneration to neoplastic progression” Jon Mallen-St. Clair, Rengin Soydaner-Azeloglu, Kyoung Eun Lee, Laura Taylor, Alexandra Livanos, Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta, George Miller, Raphaël Margueron, Danny Reinberg, and Dafna Bar-Sagi. Genes and Development. March 1, 2012
Dr. Susan Brundage has two recent publications in the British Journal of Surgery:
1) Mass Casualty Incident Training In A Resource-limited Environment. Leow JJ, Brundage SI, Kushner AL, Kamara TB, Hanciles E, Muana A, Kamara MM, Daoh KS, Kingham TP.Br J Surg. 2012 March; 99(3):356-61.
2) Systematic Review And Meta-analysis Of Antibiotic Prophylaxis To Prevent Infections From Chest Drains In Blunt And Penetrating Thoracic Injuries – Invited Commentary (Br J Surg 2012; 99: 506-513). Brundage SI. Br J Surg. 2012 April; 99(4):513-4.
Dr. Brundage was also an invited guest speaker to Monrovia, Liberia participating in the 5th Annual Association for Academic Surgeons (AAS)/West African College of Surgeons (WACS) Fundamentals of Surgical Research and Career Development Courses presenting on Health Services/Outcomes Research and Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Training Models in the United States.
Dr. Brundage also spoke during the Trauma Systems Symposium held during the West African College of Surgeons on the World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines for Trauma Quality Improvement Programs.
Dr. S. Rob Todd had an oral podium presentation at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting of the Western Trauma Association in Vail, Colorado entitled "The Identification of Thyroid Dysfunction in Surgical Sepsis" on March 2, 2012.
Dr. Lowell Kabnick had a presentation at the European Venous Course: Maastricht, Netherlands (March 11-13, 2012)on “Complications of Endovenous Laser.” He was also a Session Moderator for:“Why we should treat veins”
Dr. Kabnick also has an Interview with ABC New York, “New Jersey Viewpoint” Interview to air on March 25, 2012.
Dr. Joseph Raccuia had an oral presentation entitled "Surgical treatment for primary and metastatic soft-tissue sarcoma involving the liver and pancreas" at the Americas Hepatobiliary Pancreatico Biliary Association's annual meeting on March 11, 2012 in Miami.
Dr. Jonathan Zagzag with the NYU Bariatric team had a paper published in February 2012 Surgical Endoscopy: “Does adding a lesser-curvature gastrogastric placation suture reduce the need for revision after laparoscopic adjustable gastric band placement?” Zagzag J, Schwack B, Youn H, Ren Fielding C, Fielding G, Kurian M.
There are 2 Posters that are being presented at SAGES in San Diego this week:
1)“Systematic removal of more than 50% of fluid in patients with clinically significant reflux or slippage-like complications of adjustable gastric banding is an effective treatment option.” Andrea S. Bedrosian MD (presenter), Nabeel R. Obeid MD, Bradley F. Schwack MD, H. Youn RN MA, Christine J. Ren Fielding MD, George A. Fielding MD, Marina S. Kurian MD
2) “Weight Loss after major reoperations for adjustable gastric banding.” Melissa M. Beitner MBBS (presenter), Christine J Ren Fielding MD, Marina S Kurian MD, Bradley F Schwack MD, Andrew H Kaye MBBS, MD, Anita Skandaraiah MBBS, MD, Benjamin Thomson MBBS, PHD, George Fielding MD
If you have news, announcements, papers and presentations that you want to include in the Cutting Edge, please email Kajal Desai @ Kajal.Desai@nyumc.org