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 2014

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Electronic medical record: research tool for pancreatic cancer, Edward J. Arous, Theodore P. McDade, Jillian K. Smith, Sing Chau Ng, Mary E. Sullivan, Ralph J. Zottola, Paul J. Ranauro, Shimul A. Shah, Giles F. Whalen, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Surgeon volume and elective resection for colon cancer: an analysis of outcomes and use of laparoscopy, Rachelle N. Damle, Christopher W. Macomber, Julie M. Flahive, Jennifer S. Davids, W. Brian Sweeney, Paul R. Sturrock, Justin A. Maykel, Heena P. Santry, and Karim Alavi

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The Society for Vascular Surgery Lower Extremity Threatened Limb Classification System: risk stratification based on wound, ischemia, and foot infection (WIfI), Joseph L. Mills Sr., Michael S. Conte, David G. Armstrong, Frank B. Pomposelli, Andres Schanzer, Anton N. Sidawy, George Andros, and Society for Vascular Surgery Lower Extremity Guidelines Committee

Publications from 2013

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A contemporary comparative analysis of immediate postoperative prosthesis placement following below-knee amputation, Mujtaba M Ali, Lorraine Loretz, Art Shea, Eli Poorvu, William P. Robinson III, Andres Schanzer, Louis M. Messina, and Donald T. Baril

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Outcomes of lower extremity bypass performed for acute limb ischemia, Donald T. Baril, Virendra I. Patel, Dejah R. Judelson, Philip P. Goodney, James T. McPhee, Nathanael D. Hevelone, Jack L. Cronenwett, Andres Schanzer, and Vascular Study Group of New England

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Skin perfusion and oxygenation changes in radiation fibrosis, Michael S. Chin, Brian B. Freniere, Caitlin F. Bonney, Luca Lancerotto, Jonathan H. Saleeby, Yuan-Chyuan Lo, Dennis P. Orgill, Thomas J. Fitzgerald, and Janice F. Lalikos

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Cavitation rheology as a potential method for in vivo assessment of skin biomechanics, Michael S. Chin, Brian B. Freniere, Sami Fakhouri, John E. Harris, Janice F. Lalikos, and Alfred J. Crosby

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Impact of Pre-Injury Warfarin Use Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Head Trauma, Courtney E. Collins, Elan R. Witkowski, Julie M. Flahive, Timothy A. Emhoff, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., and Heena P. Santry

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Management of a patient with Turner syndrome presenting with an isolated left subclavian artery aneurysm, Jesse Columbo, Jessica P. Simons, Donald T. Baril, and Andres Schanzer

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Hyperspectral Perfusion Monitoring of Irradiated Breast Patients, Nikole M. Connor, Michael S. Chin, Jonathan H. Saleeby, Yuan-Chyuan Lo, Janice F. Lalikos, and Thomas J. Fitzgerald

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Efficacy of Intraoperative Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Monitoring: A Single-Institutions’ Experience, Rashelle N. Damle, Kate Dinh, Anne C. Larkin, Robert M. Quinlan, and Giles F. Whalen

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A New Look at the Volume and Outcome Relationship in Surgery for Colorectal Cancer, Rashelle N. Damle, Christopher W. Macomber, Julie M. Flahive, Justin A. Maykel, Paul R. Sturrock, W. Brian Sweeney, Heena P. Santry, and Karim Alavi

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Designation as "unfit for open repair" is associated with poor outcomes after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair, Randall R. De Martino, Benjamin S. Brooke, William P. Robinson III, Andres Schanzer, Jeffrey E. Indes, Jessica B. Wallaert, Brian W. Nolan, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Philip P. Goodney

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Volume Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) for pulmonary Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) in patients with lesions in close approximation to the chest wall, Linda Ding, Yuan-Chyuan Lo, Sidney P. Kadish, David C. Goff Jr., Richard S. Pieters, Geoffrey Graeber, Karl Uy, Syed Quadri, Richard P. Moser, Kevin Martin, John Day, and Thomas J. Fitzgerald

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Rational follow-up after curative cancer resection, Matthew J. Furman, Laura A. Lambert, Mary E. Sullivan, and Giles F. Whalen

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Anti-Gal: An abundant human natural antibody of multiple pathogeneses and clinical benefits, Uri Galili

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Discovery of the natural anti-Gal antibody and its past and future relevance to medicine, Uri Galili

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Variation in smoking cessation after vascular operations, Andrew W. Hoel, Brian W. Nolan, Philip P. Goodney, Yuanyuan Zhao, Andres Schanzer, Andrew C. Stanley, Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Vascular Study Group of New England

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Growing impact of restenosis on the surgical treatment of peripheral arterial disease, Douglas W. Jones, Andres Schanzer, Yuanyuan Zhao, Todd A. MacKenzie, Brian W. Nolan, Michael S. Conte, Philip P. Goodney, and Vascular Study Group of New England

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Mechanisms of action of External Volume Expansion devices, Luca Lancerotto, Michael S. Chin, Brian B. Freniere, Jorge R. Lujan-Hernandez, Qiong Li, Alessandro Valderrama Vasquez, Franco Bassetto, Daniel A. Del Vecchio, Janice F. Lalikos, and Dennis P. Orgill

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Transdermal scopolamine and perioperative anisocoria in craniofacial surgery: a report of 3 patients, David Lee, Nelson L. Jenkins, Alexandra J. Anastasopulos, A. George Volpe, Bernard T. Lee, and Janice F. Lalikos

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Expression of ITGB8 in Epicardial Adipose Tissue is Highly and Directly Correlated with the Severity of Coronary Atherosclerosis, Nancy Lee, Sarah M. Nicoloro, Juerg R. Straubhaar, Melinda Darrigo, Stanley Tam, Michael P. Czech, and Timothy P. Fitzgibbons

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Expression of the Integrin Beta 8 Gene (ITGB8) in Epicardial Adipose Tissue is Highly and Directly Correlated with the Degree of Coronary Atherosclerosis, Nancy Lee, Sarah M. Nicoloro, Juerg R. Straubhaar, Melinda Darrigo, Stanley Tam, Michael P. Czech, and Timothy P. Fitzgibbons

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A technique of recipient portal venoplasty and cuff insertion for portal revascularization in orthotopic rat liver transplantation, Christopher W. Macomber and Shimul A. Shah

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Progenitor cell mobilizing treatments prevent experimental transplant arteriosclerosis, Christopher W. Macomber and Shimul A. Shah

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Distal anastomotic vein adjunct usage in infrainguinal prosthetic bypasses, James T. McPhee, Philip P. Goodney, Andres Schanzer, Shimon Shaykevich, Michael Belkin, and Matthew T. Menard

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Frequency and Impact of Intensive Care Unit Complications on Moderate-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury – Early Results of the Outcome Prognostication in Traumatic Brain Injury (OPTIMISM) Study, Susanne Muehlschlegel, Raphael A. Carandang, Cynthia Ouillette, Wiley R. Hall, Frederick Anderson, and Robert J. Goldberg

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AIRP best cases in radiologic-pathologic correlation: lactating adenoma, Allyson N. Parnes, Ali Akalin, Robert M. Quinlan, and Gopal R. Vijayaraghavan

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Outcomes in octogenarians with subdural hematomas, Julie G. Pilitsis, Britney Atwater, Daniel Warden, Gina Deck, James E. Carroll Jr., Jillian K. Smith, Sing Chau Ng, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Utilization of morning report by acute care surgery teams: results from a qualitative study, Patricia L. Pringle, Courtney E. Collins, and Heena Santry

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Contemporary trends in necrotizing soft-tissue infections in the United States, Charles M. Psoinos, Julie M. Flahive, Joshua J. Shaw, YouFu Li, Sing Chau Ng, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Heena P. Santry

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A Mycobacterium bovis Mycotic Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Resulting From Bladder Cancer Treatment, Resection, and Reconstruction With a Cryopreserved Aortic Graft, Charles M. Psoinos, Jessica P. Simons, Donald T. Baril, William P. Robinson III, and Andres Schanzer

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Is routine intraoperative cholangiogram necessary in the twenty-first century? A national view, Elizaveta Ragulin Coyne, Elan R. Witkowski, Zeling Chau, Sing Chau Ng, Heena P. Santry, Mark P. Callery, Shimul A. Shah, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Simulation-based training to teach open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair to surgical residents requires dedicated faculty instruction, William P. Robinson III, Donald T. Baril, Odette Taha, Andres Schanzer, Anne C. Larkin, Jean Bismuth, Erica L. Mitchell, and Louis M. Messina

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Derivation and validation of a practical risk score for prediction of mortality after open repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms in a US regional cohort and comparison to existing scoring systems, William P. Robinson III, Andres Schanzer, YouFu Li, Philip P. Goodney, Brian W. Nolan, Mohammad H. Eslami, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Louis M. Messina

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Systems biology approach to transplant immune tolerance, Reza F. Saidi

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Urinary reconstruction after kidney transplantation: pyeloureterostomy or ureteroneocystostomy, Reza F. Saidi, Nahel Elias, Martin Hertl, Tatsuo Kawai, A. Benedict Cosimi, and Dicken S. Ko

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Rates of Insurance for Injured Patients before and after Health Care Reform in Massachusetts: Another Case of Double Jeopardy?, Heena P. Santry, Courtney E. Collins, Jason T. Wiseman, Julie M. Flahive, Charles M. Psoinos, Zeling Chau, Shimul A. Shah, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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Quadrimodal Distribution of Death after Trauma: Predictors of Death in the Fourth Peak, Heena Santry, Christopher J. Wilbert, Charles M. Psoinos, Julie Flahive, Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers, Timothy A. Emhoff, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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Does Aeromedical Transport Increase Anything Else Besides The Cost Of Care For Trauma Patients?, Joshua J. Shaw and Heena P. Santry

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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

Publications from 2011

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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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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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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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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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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