The Department of Surgery of the University of Massachusetts Medical School is an academic surgical program located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Clinical care encompasses the three main campuses of UMass Memorial Medical Center (University, Memorial, and Hahnemann), as well as affiliated hospitals. The department is committed to providing state-of-the-art surgical care to patients from throughout the New England region. In addition, this busy and growing department is actively involved with advancing the art of surgery, through research focused on new approaches to patient care, as well as surgical training and education of the next generation of surgeons. This collection showcases journal articles and other publications and presentations written by faculty and researchers of the Department of Surgery.

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Publications from 2013

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Specialization and utilization after hepatectomy in academic medical centers, Joshua J. Shaw, Heena Santry, and Shimul A. Shah

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Uncoupling protein 2 impacts endothelial phenotype via p53-mediated control of mitochondrial dynamics, Yukio Shimasaki, Ning Pan, Louis M. Messina, Chunying Li, Kai Chen, Lijun Liu, Marcus P. Cooper, Joseph A. Vita, and John F. Keaney Jr.

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The effect of postoperative myocardial ischemia on long-term survival after vascular surgery, Jessica P. Simons, Donald T. Baril, Philip P. Goodney, Daniel J. Bertges, William P. Robinson III, Jack L. Cronenwett, Louis M. Messina, Andres Schanzer, and Vascular Study Group of New England

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The effect of postoperative stroke and myocardial infarction on long-term survival after carotid revascularization, Jessica P. Simons, Philip P. Goodney, Donald T. Baril, Brian W. Nolan, Nathanael Hevelone, Jack L. Cronenwett, Louis M. Messina, and Andres Schanzer

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Does increasing insurance improve outcomes for US cancer patients, Jillian K. Smith, Sing Chau Ng, Zheng Zhou, James E. Carroll Jr., Theodore P. McDade, Shimul A. Shah, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is associated with adverse outcomes in patients undergoing elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, David H. Stone, Philip P. Goodney, Jeffrey A. Kalish, Andres Schanzer, Jeffrey E. Indes, Daniel B. Walsh, Jack L. Cronenwett, Brian W. Nolan, and Vascular Study Group of New England

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Comparison of graft patency, limb salvage, and antithrombotic therapy between prosthetic and autogenous below-knee bypass for critical limb ischemia, Bjoern D. Suckow, Larry W. Kraiss, David H. Stone, Andres Schanzer, Daniel J. Bertges, Donald T. Baril, Jack L. Cronenwett, Philip P. Goodney, and Vascular Study Group of New England

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Frameless multimodal image guidance of localized convection-enhanced delivery of therapeutics in the brain, Imramsjah M. J. van der Bom, Richard P. Moser, Guangping Gao, Miguel Sena-Esteves, Neil Aronin, and Matthew J. Gounis

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Cement directed kyphoplasty reduces cement leakage as compared with vertebroplasty: results of a controlled, randomized trial, Thomas J. Vogl, Robert Pflugmacher, Johannes Hierholzer, Gerd Stender, Matthew J. Gounis, Ajay K. Wakhloo, Christian Fiebig, and Renate Hammerstingl

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Optimal selection of asymptomatic patients for carotid endarterectomy based on predicted 5-year survival, Jessica B. Wallaert, Jack L. Cronenwett, Daniel J. Bertges, Andres Schanzer, Brian W. Nolan, Randall R. De Martino, Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, and Philip P. Goodney

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Outcomes following resection of pancreatic cancer, Elan R. Witkowski, Jillian K. Smith, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Type 2 Diabetes-Induced Hematopoietic Stem Cell Oxidant Stress Attenuates the Differentiation, Skews M1/M2 Specification of Monocytes/Macrophages and Delays Wound Healing in db/db Mice, Jinglian Yan, Guodong Tie, Shouying Wang, and Louis M. Messina

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Mesenchymal Stem Cells as a Treatment for Peripheral Arterial Disease: Current Status and Potential Impact of Type II Diabetes on Their Therapeutic Efficacy, Jinglian Yan, Guodong Tie, Ting Yu Xu, Katharine Cecchini, and Louis M. Messina

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The cellular and molecular basis of bitter tastant-induced bronchodilation, Cheng-Hai Zhang, Lawrence M. Lifshitz, Karl Uy, Mitsuo Ikebe, Kevin E. Fogarty, and Ronghua ZhuGe

Publications from 2012

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Can a detailed neurological exam improve prediction of extubation success in neurocritically ill patients?, Sanam Baghshomali, Nathanael Slater, Raphael A. Carandang, Cynthia Ouillette, Wiley R. Hall, and Susanne Muehlschlegel

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Prior contralateral amputation predicts worse outcomes for lower extremity bypasses performed in the intact limb, Donald T. Baril, Philip P. Goodney, William P. Robinson III, Brian W. Nolan, David H. Stone, YouFu Li, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Andres Schanzer

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Liver Transplantation: The End of the Road in Chronic Hepatitis C Infection, Adel Bozorgzadeh

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Engraftment of human HSCs in nonirradiated newborn NOD-scid IL2rgamma null mice is enhanced by transgenic expression of membrane-bound human SCF, Michael A. Brehm, Racki J. Waldemar, Jean H. Leif, Lisa M. Burzenski, Vishnu Hosur, Amber Wetmore, Bruce Gott, Mary Herlihy, Ronald A. Ignotz, Raymond M. Dunn, Leonard D. Shultz, and Dale L. Greiner

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Dermal collagen matrices for ventral hernia repair: comparative analysis in a rat model, G. Broderick, Joyce McIntyre, M. Noury, Heather M. Strom, Charles M. Psoinos, A. Christakas, Kristen L. Billiar, Zachary M. Hurwitz, Janice F. Lalikos, Ronald A. Ignotz, and Raymond M. Dunn

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Anesthetic Considerations for Cervical Fusion Surgery in Advanced Rheumatoid Arthritis and Severe Pulmonary Hypertension, Robert Canelli, John P. Weaver, and Elifce Cosar

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Genetic determinants of cerebral edema in severe traumatic brain injury: A pilot study of the role of CACNA1 and AQP4 gene mutations, Raphael A. Carandang, Susanne Muehlschlegel, Wiley R. Hall, Cynthia Ouillette, and Robert H. Brown Jr.

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Fatty acid binding protein 4 is expressed in distinct endothelial and non-endothelial cell populations in glioblastoma, Oguz Cataltepe, Meltem Cevik Arikan, E Ghelfi, C Karaaslan, Y Ozsurekci, Y Li, T. W. Smith, Karen A. Dresser, and Sule Cataltepe

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Foregut Surgery in the Modern Era: A National Survey, Zeling Chau, Jillian K. Smith, Elan R. Witkowski, Elizaveta Ragulin-Coyne, Tara S. Kent, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Use of cholecystostomy tubes in the management of patients with primary diagnosis of acute cholecystitis, Nicole Cherng, Elan R. Witkowski, Erica B. Sneider, Jason T. Wiseman, Joanne Lewis, Demetrius E. M. Litwin, Heena P. Santry, Mitchell A. Cahan, and Shimul A. Shah

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Hyperspectral imaging for early detection of oxygenation and perfusion changes in irradiated skin, Michael S. Chin, Brian B. Freniere, Yuan-Chyuan Lo, Jonathan H. Saleeby, Stephen P. Baker, Heather M. Strom, Ronald A. Ignotz, Janice F. Lalikos, and Thomas J. Fitzgerald

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Beta-catenin phosphorylated at threonine 120 antagonizes generation of active beta-catenin by spatial localization in trans-Golgi network, Cheng Du, Chuanyou Zhang, Zhuo Li, Md Helal Uddin Biswas, and Kethandapatti C. Balaji

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Do hospital attributes predict guideline-recommended gastric cancer care in the United States, Vikas Dudeja, Greer Gay, Elizabeth B. Habermann, Todd M. Tuttle, Jennifer F. Tseng, Barry W. Feig, and Waddah B. Al-Refaie

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Is there a role for surgery with adequate nodal evaluation alone in gastric adenocarcinoma, Vikas Dudeja, Elizabeth B. Habermann, Anasooya Abraham, Wei Zhong, Helen M. Parsons, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Waddah B. Al-Refaie

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Temporal Patterns of Lipid Testing and Statin Therapy in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients (from the Canadian GRACE Experience), Basem Elbarouni, Behnam Banihashemi, Raymond T. Yan, Robert C. Welsh, Jan Kornder, Graham C. Wong, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., Frederick A. Spencer, Francois R. Grondin, Shaun G. Goodman, Andrew T. Yan, Canadian Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE/GRACE2) Investigators, and Canadian Registry of Acute Coronary Events (CANRACE) Investigators

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Clustering is a feature of the spiral ganglion in the basal turn, Richard R. Gacek

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Comparison of acute coronary syndrome in patients receiving versus not receiving chronic dialysis (from the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events [GRACE] Registry), Hitinder S. Gurm, Joel M. Gore, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., Allison Wyman, Keith A. A. Fox, Phillippe Gabriel Steg, and Kim A. Eagle

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Risk-assessment models for predicting venous thromboembolism among hospitalized non-surgical patients: a systematic review, Wei Huang, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., Frederick A. Spencer, Alexander S. Gallus, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Patient Flow in Peri-Operative Services: Analysis of Factors that Impact OR Turn Over Time, Shubjeet Kaur, Shimul A. Shah, John J. Wixted, Costin Catalin Negroiu, and Stephen O. Heard

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Utilization and Outcomes of Patients with Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases in the Medicare Population, Christopher W. Macomber, Sing Chau Ng, Youfu Li, Karim Alavi, Heena P. Santry, Jennifer Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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Centre volume and resource consumption in liver transplantation, Christopher W. Macomber, Joshua J. Shaw, Heena P. Santry, Reza F. Saidi, Nicolas Jabbour, Jennifer F. Tseng, Adel Bozorgzadeh, and Shimul A. Shah

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Impact of medical and neurological ICU complications on moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), Susanne Muehlschlegel, Raphael A. Carandang, Cynthia Ouillette, Wiley R. Hall, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., and Robert J. Goldberg

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Incidence rates of ICU complications in moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), Susanne Muehlschlegel, Raphael A. Carandang, Cynthia Ouillette, Wiley R. Hall, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., and Robert J. Goldberg

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Comparison of carotid endarterectomy and stenting in real world practice using a regional quality improvement registry, Brian W. Nolan, Randall R. De Martino, Philip P. Goodney, Andres Schanzer, David H. Stone, David Butzel, Christopher J. Kwolek, and Jack L. Cronenwett

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Risk-Prediction Model for Ischemic Stroke in Patients Hospitalized With an Acute Coronary Syndrome (from the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events [GRACE]), Kay Lee Park, Andrzej Budaj, Robert J. Goldberg, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., Giancarlo Agnelli, Brian M. Kennelly, Enrique P. Gurfinkel, Gordon Fitzgerald, Joel M. Gore, and GRACE Investigators

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Changing practice patterns of deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease and essential tremor in the USA, Julie G. Pilitsis, Anthony M. Burrows, Mary Linton Peters, Julie Sargent, Sing Chau Ng, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Parental intermittent claudication as risk factor for claudication in adults, Scott G. Prushik, Alik Farber, Philimon Gona, Peter Shrader, Michael J. Pencina, Ralph B. D'Agostino, and Joanne M. Murabito

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Parental intermittent claudication as risk factor for claudication in adults, Scott G. Prushik, Alik Farber, Philimon Gona, Peter Shrader, Michael J. Pencina, Ralph B. D'Agostino, and Joanne M. Murabito

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Multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma in an octogenarian: diagnosis, natural history, and treatment, Charles M. Psoinos, Dina Kandil, Bilal Piperdi, and Laura A. Lambert

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The dangers of being a "weekend warrior": A new call for injury prevention efforts, Charles M. Psoinos, A. Emhoff Timothy, W. Brian Sweeney, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Heena P. Santry

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Perioperative mortality after pancreatectomy: A risk score to aid decision-making, Elizaveta Ragulin Coyne, James E. Carroll Jr., Jillian K. Smith, Elan R. Witkowski, Sing Chau Ng, Shimul A. Shah, Zheng Zhou, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Is pancreatic cancer palliatable? A national study, Elizaveta Ragulin Coyne, Jillian K. Smith, Elan R. Witkowski, Sing Chau Ng, Theodore P. McDade, Shimul A. Shah, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Serum sodium values and their association with adverse outcomes in moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), Lucia Rivera Lara, Susanne Muehlschlegel, Raphael A. Carandang, Cynthia Ouillette, Wiley R. Hall, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., and Robert J. Goldberg

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A randomized comparison of a 3-week and 6-week vascular surgery simulation course on junior surgical residents' performance of an end-to-side anastomosis, William P. Robinson III, Andres Schanzer, Bruce S. Cutler, Donald T. Baril, Anne C. Larkin, Mohammad Eslami, Elias J. Arous, and Louis M. Messina

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Acute Care Surgery Patterns in the Current Era: Results of a Qualitative Study, Heena Santry, Patricia L. Pringle, Timothy A. Emhoff, George C. Velmahos, L. D. Britt, Lee Hargraves, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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The role of unconscious bias in surgical safety and outcomes, Heena P. Santry and Sherry M. Wren

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Not Just Full of Hot Air: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Increases Survival in Cases of Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections, Joshua L. Shaw, Charles M. Psoinos, Timothy A. Emhoff, and Heena Santry

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Outcomes and practice patterns in patients undergoing lower extremity bypass, Jessica P. Simons, Andres Schanzer, Brian W. Nolan, David H. Stone, Jeffrey A. Kalish, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Philip P. Goodney

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Predicting functional status following amputation after lower extremity bypass, Bjoern D. Suckow, Philip P. Goodney, Robert A. Cambria, Daniel J. Bertges, Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, Jeffrey E. Indes, Andres Schanzer, David H. Stone, Larry W. Kraiss, and Jack L. Cronenwett

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Biodegradable Wound Dressing for Skin Regeneration, Scott E. Wharram, Stephen McCarthy, Raymond Dunn, and Ronald A. Ignotz

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Endemic Gallbladder Cancer: Is There a Role for Prophylactic Cholecystectomy?, Elan R. Witkowski, Elizaveta Ragulin Coyne, Theodore P. McDade, Lili Chen, Heena Santry, Shimul A. Shah, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Is it worth looking? Abdominal imaging after pancreatic cancer resection: a national study, Elan R. Witkowski, Jillian K. Smith, Elizaveta Ragulin-Coyne, Sing Chau Ng, Shimul A. Shah, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Three-part head-splitting proximal humerus fracture through a unicameral bone cyst, John A. Younghein, Mark S. Eskander, Nicola A. DeAngelis, and John J. Wixted

Publications from 2011

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Tales from the EMR: Does a 21st-Century Data Warehouse Facilitate Clinical Research for Pancreatic Cancer?, Edward J. Arous, Jillian K. Smith, Sing Chau Ng, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Theodore P. McDade

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Comparison of Right Lobe Donor Hepatectomy with Elective Right Hepatectomy for Other Causes in New York, Andrew T. Burr, Nicholas G. Csikesz, Earl Gonzales, Jennifer F. Tseng, Reza F. Saidi, Adel Bozorgzadeh, and Shimul A. Shah

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Survival After Liver Transplantation Using Hepatitis C Virus-Positive Donor Allografts: Case-Controlled Analysis of the UNOS Database, Andrew T. Burr, YouFu Li, Jennifer F. Tseng, Reza F. Saidi, Adel Bozorgzadeh, and Shimul A. Shah

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Glowing in the dark: time of day as a determinant of radiographic imaging in the evaluation of abdominal pain in children, Andrew T. Burr, Elizabeth Renaud, Mariann M. Manno, Joseph Makris, Erin K. Cooley, Anthony DeRoss, and Michael P. Hirsh

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Universal Health Care Coverage in Massachusetts: A Follow-up on the Effects on Neurosurgical Practice, Anthony M. Burrows, Julie G. Pilitsis, Lynn Levecque, Richard P. Moser, and Demetrius E. M. Litwin

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Transforming the culture of surgical education: promoting teacher identity through human factors training, Mitchell A. Cahan, Susan Starr, Anne C. Larkin, Demetrius E. M. Litwin, Kate Sullivan, and Mark E. Quirk

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National trends in utilization and postprocedure outcomes for carotid artery revascularization 2005 to 2007, Mohammad H. Eslami, James T. McPhee, Jessica P. Simons, Andres Schanzer, and Louis M. Messina

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Phase 2 clinical trial of a recombinant adeno-associated viral vector expressing α1-antitrypsin: interim results, Terence R. Flotte, Bruce C. Trapnell, Margaret Humphries, Brenna Carey, Roberto Calcedo, Farshid Rouhani, Martha Campbell-Thompson, Anthony T. Yachnis, Robert A. Sandhaus, Noel G. McElvaney, Christian Mueller, Louis M. Messina, James M. Wilson, Mark L. Brantly, David R. Knop, Guo-jie Ye, and Jeffrey D. Chulay

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Conversion of tumors into autologous vaccines by intratumoral injection of alpha-Gal glycolipids that induce anti-Gal/alpha-Gal epitope interaction, Uri Galili

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Validation of the Society for Vascular Surgery's Objective Performance Goals for critical limb ischemia in everyday vascular surgery practice, Philip P. Goodney, Andres Schanzer, Randall R. DeMartino, Brian W. Nolan, Nathanael Hevelone, Michael S. Conte, Richard J. Powell, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Vascular Study Group of New England

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Integration of basic clinical skills training in medical education: an interprofessional simulated teaching experience, Janet Fraser Hale, Mitchell Cahan, and Mary L. Zanetti

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Body mass index-independent inflammation in omental adipose tissue associated with insulin resistance in morbid obesity, Olga T. Hardy, Richard A. Perugini, Sarah M. Nicoloro, Karen A. Gallagher-Dorval, Vishwajeet Puri, Juerg R. Straubhaar, and Michael P. Czech

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Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Chlamydia trachomatis Screening Via Internet-based Self-collected Swabs Compared With Clinic-based Sample Collection, Wei Huang, Charlotte A. Gaydos, Mathilda R. Barnes, Mary Jett-Goheen, and Diane R. Blake

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Athletic pubalgia (sports hernia), Demetrius E. M. Litwin, Erica B. Sneider, Patrick M. McEnaney, and Brian D. Busconi

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Pseudoaneurysm of the profunda femoris artery following a long anterograde intramedullary nail for an unstable intertrochanteric hip fracture: A case report and review of the literature, Xinning Li, Patricia D. Luckeroth, Emily J. Curry, Mohammad H. Eslami, and Walter J. Leclair

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Goods for Guns--the use of a gun buyback as an injury prevention/community education tool, Margaret McGuire, Mariann M. Manno, Allison Rook, Louise Maranda, Elizabeth Renaud, Anthony DeRoss, and Michael P. Hirsh

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Prior failed ipsilateral percutaneous endovascular intervention in patients with critical limb ischemia predicts poor outcome after lower extremity bypass, Brian W. Nolan, Randall R. De Martino, David H. Stone, Andres Schanzer, Philip P. Goodney, Daniel W. Walsh, and Jack L. Cronenwett

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Summary of recommendations: Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-related Infections, Naomi P. O'Grady, Mary Alexander, Lillian A. Burns, E. Patchen Dellinger, Jeffery S. Garland, Stephen O. Heard, Pamela A. Lipsett, Henry Masur, Leonard A. Mermel, Michele L. Pearson, Issam I. Raad, Adrienne G. Randolph, Mark E. Rupp, and Sanjay Saint

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Effect of Paget's disease on survival in breast cancer: an exploratory study, Sonia Ortiz-Pagan, Gina Cunto-Amesty, Sandeep Narayan, Sybil L. Crawford, Chase Derrick, Anne C. Larkin, Ashraf Khan, Robert M. Quinlan, and Rakhshanda Layeequr Rahman

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Effect of Paget's disease on survival in breast cancer: an exploratory study, Sonia Ortiz-Pagan, Gina Cunto-Amesty, Sandeep Narayan, Sybil L. Crawford, Chase Derrick, Anne C. Larkin, Ashraf Khan, Robert M. Quinlan, and Rakhshanda Layeequr Rahman

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Effect of centre volume and high donor risk index on liver allograft survival, Deepak K. Ozhathil, YouFu Li, Jillian K. Smith, Jennifer F. Tseng, Reza F. Saidi, Adel Bozorgzadeh, and Shimul A. Shah

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Impact of center volume on increased risk liver transplant outcomes, Deepak K. Ozhathil, YouFu Li, Jillian K. Smith, Jennifer F. Tseng, Reza F. Saidi, Adel Bozorgzadeh, and Shimul A. Shah

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Colectomy performance improvement within NSQIP 2005-2008, Deepak K. Ozhathil, YouFu Li, Jillian K. Smith, Elan R. Witkowski, Elizaveta Ragulin Coyne, Karim Alavi, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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Assessment of Olfactory Processing in Parkinson’s Disease Patients, Mary Linton Peters, Jacob Kleinman, Wei Huang, Keith A. Cauley, Paula D. Ravin, Peter Novak, Ali Bourisly, Jean A. King, and Julie G. Pilitsis

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Data, Data Everywhere: But Not a Drop to Analyze, Heena P. Santry

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Predictors of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Sac Enlargement After Endovascular Repair, Andres Schanzer, Roy K. Greenberg, Nathanael Hevelone, William P. Robinson III, Mohammad H. Eslami, Robert J. Goldberg, and Louis M. Messina

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Underutilization of therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma in the medicare population, Shimul A. Shah, Jillian K. Smith, YouFu Li, Sing Chau Ng, James E. Carroll Jr., and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Malignant Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm: Are We Doing the Right Thing, Jessica P. Simons, Sing Chau Ng, Shimul A. Shah, Theodore P. McDade, Giles F. Whalen, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Hospitalization for Complications of Cirrhosis: Does Volume Matter, Anand Singla, James L. Hart, YouFu Li, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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Clopidogrel is not associated with major bleeding complications during peripheral arterial surgery, David H. Stone, Philip P. Goodney, Andres Schanzer, Brian W. Nolan, Julie E. Adams, Richard J. Powell, Daniel B. Walsh, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Vascular Study Group of New England

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The use of acellular dermal regeneration template for recalcitrant pilonidal disease, Carolyn J. Vaughn and Janice F. Lalikos

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Molecular targets for radiation oncology in prostate cancer, Tao Wang, Lucia R. Languino, Jane Lian, Gary Stein, Michael Blute, and Thomas J. Fitzgerald

Publications from 2010

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A simple risk score for predicting surgical site infections in inflammatory bowel disease, Karim Alavi, Paul R. Sturrock, W. Brian Sweeney, Justin A. Maykel, Justin A. Cervera-Servin, Jennifer F. Tseng, and E. Francis Cook

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Variations in gastric cancer care: a trend beyond racial disparities, Waddah B. Al-Refaie, Greer Gay, Beth A. Virnig, Jennifer F. Tseng, Andrew K. Stewart, Selwyn M. Vickers, Todd M. Tuttle, and Barry W. Feig

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Venous thromboembolism risk and prophylaxis in hospitalised medically ill patients. The ENDORSE Global Survey., Jean-Francois Bergmann, Alexander T. Cohen, Victor F. Tapson, Samuel Z. Goldhaber, Ajay K. Kakkar, Bruno Deslandes, Wei Huang, Frederick A. Anderson, and ENDORSE Investigators

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The Vascular Study Group of New England Cardiac Risk Index (VSG-CRI) predicts cardiac complications more accurately than the Revised Cardiac Risk Index in vascular surgery patients, Daniel J. Bertges, Philip P. Goodney, Yuanyuan Zhao, Andres Schanzer, Brian W. Nolan, Donald S. Likosky, Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Vascular Study Group of New England

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Massachusetts health insurance mandate: effects on neurosurgical practice, Anthony M. Burrows, Richard P. Moser, John P. Weaver, Demetrius E. M. Litwin, and Julie G. Pilitsis

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A human factors curriculum for surgical clerkship students, Mitchell Cahan, Anne C. Larkin, Susan Starr, Scott Wellman, Heather-Lyn Haley, Kate Sullivan, Shimul A. Shah, Michael P. Hirsh, Demetrius E. M. Litwin, and Mark E. Quirk

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In-hospital mortality after resection of biliary tract cancer in the United States, James E. Carroll Jr., Zachary M. Hurwitz, Jessica P. Simons, James T. McPhee, Sing Chau Ng, Shimul A. Shah, Waddah B. Al-Refaie, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Redefining mortality after pancreatic cancer resection, James E. Carroll Jr., Jillian K. Smith, Jessica P. Simons, Melissa M. Murphy, Sing Chau Ng, Shimul A. Shah, Zheng Zhou, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Current trends and short-term outcomes of live donor nephrectomy: a population-based analysis of the nationwide inpatient sample, Beth Colombo, Anand Singla, YouFu Li, Jennifer F. Tseng, Reza F. Saidi, Adel Bozorgzadeh, and Shimul A. Shah

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Surgeon Volume Metrics in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Nicholas G. Csikesz, Anand Singla, Melissa M. Murphy, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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Outcomes of symptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, Randall R. De Martino, Brian W. Nolan, Philip P. Goodney, Catherine K. Chang, Andres Schanzer, Robert Cambria, Daniel J. Bertges, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Vascular Study Group of Northern New England