Department of Surgery Women's Council
The University of Washington Department of Surgery Women’s Council originated in 2016 with the mission to promote gender equity in surgery. Women’s council initially included members from all practice sites and divisions and was comprised of both faculty and resident members. The council was divided into a faculty and resident council in 2018 to better address the unique issues that impact women at different career levels. A Women’s Council sponsored Association of Women Surgeons UW School of Medicine Student chapter was added in 2019 to foster development of medical students interested in entering a surgical field. Although specifically developed to advise Dr Wood on issues impacting women faculty and trainees within the department, the overarching goal of the council is to improve the working environment for all.
The faculty women’s council has been in existence since 2016 and has 14 current members ranging from assistant to full professors and residents (see below). The University of Washington (UW) Department of Surgery (DOS) Faculty Women's Council empowers and supports faculty with the goal of promoting gender equity in surgery.
One of the first tasks undertaken by the council was a survey to better understand if gender was perceived as a barrier to a surgical career within our own department at either the faculty or resident level. A department wide career barriers survey was administered and results presented at the inaugural annual Women’s Council Grand Rounds in February 2018 by Drs. Kris Calhoun, Sherene Shalhub and Nicole Zern. This work was tremendously well received and subsequently presented to a number of additional groups within the UW School of Medicine, including the Dean’s Committee on Women in Medicine and The Department of Pathology Grand Rounds. It was ultimately presented as a podium presentation at the Pacific Coast Surgical Association annual meeting in 2019 and published in JAMA Surgery.
The next major task undertaken by the council was the creation of a policy that more clearly defined standards around pregnancy, maternity and paternity leave, and lactation issues for both faculty and residents. Issues for the pregnant surgeon such as when call, clinic, and elective surgery scheduling can stop were defined, as were clearer standards regarding leave time for all genders, as well as for those adding children to their families in ways other than directly giving birth to them. The policy has finally reached its final form and is being implemented department wide. The information contained within the policy and the knowledge gained from discussions about it were helpful to Dr. Douglas Wood, The Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair, during his work as a member of the American College of Surgeons' (ACS) committee that drafted a statement on pregnancy, parental leave and workplace accommodations for surgical trainees in 2020.
In addition to these two main achievements, UW DOS Women’s Council has accomplished other activities within the department. The second annual Women’s Council Grand Rounds in 2019 was given by our own Dr. Eileen Bulger, the first woman elected Chair of the ACS Committee on Trauma and was exceptionally well received. Our work to date was also presented at the Harkins Symposium in 2019 in a presentation entitled “Diversity and Inclusion: An Update on the Women’s Council.” Finally, working with a member of the Resident Women’s Council, we investigated the impact of gender on grading within our multi-site, multi-state surgical clerkship. This work was accepted as a poster for presentation at the Association of Surgical Education Annual meeting during Surgical Education Week which occurred virtually due to the Covid-19 Pandemic in April 2020.
Currently, the council is working on the development of a sponsorship program, as well as addressing ongoing issues that impact the success of breast feeding among women surgeons. We look forward to continuing to work to ensure gender equity in the department.
Initially, part of the overall Women’s Council, the Resident Women’s Council, was created in 2018 when it became apparent that specific issues impacting women at the faculty and training levels were different enough to justify a separate council. The current council includes women residents from General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic and Plastic Surgery from the intern through the chief resident level. The UW DOS Resident Women's Council empowers and supports residents with the goal of promoting gender equity in surgery.
Projects thus far have focused on fostering mentorship opportunities between DOS faculty and residents, fostering mentorship between residents and UW SOM medical students interested in surgery, and conducting research projects related to advancing gender equity in surgery. The UW DOS Resident Women’s Council has devoted significant time to fostering relationships with UW SOM medical students interested in surgical careers. The council originated a mentorship program that matches medical students starting as early as the MS1 year with residents in their surgical field of interest. The pairs meet frequently and give perspective surgical applicants access to someone who can truly give them guidance and honest answers to career questions that arise. Interested students can email Dr. Katie Liu, Plastic Surgery PGY5, at ykliu@OBFUSCATEuw.edu for more information. In addition to this formalized mentorship program, the resident council members have worked closely with the UW SOM Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) chapter. They co-hosted an informational panel session entitled “So you want to be a surgeon” in June 2019 and participated in mock residency interviews for medical students applying in a surgical field in fall 2020. More informal monthly happy hours were placed on hold due to the COVID pandemic but will hopefully resume as the pandemic continues to wane.
Academically the council co-sponsored a project investigating the impact of gender on grading within our multi-site, multi-state surgical clerkship. This work was accepted as a poster for presentation at the Association of Surgical Education Annual meeting during Surgical Education Week which occurred virtually due to the Covid-19 Pandemic in April 2020 and is being finalized for submission for publication.
The UW Women in Surgery group brings together faculty and trainee surgeons from across the DOS surgical specialties as a community. This group meets regularly throughout the year for various events, often hosted by a faculty or resident surgeon. We believe strongly in and cherish our community. By coming together, we connect and learn from each other, benefitting both our professional and personal lives.
Our activities thus far have included social events such as happy hours, holiday parties and Secret Santa exchanges, journal and article review-based discussions, discussions surrounding professional advancement, and wellness events such as joint Pilates classes.
The activities and events are currently coordinated by DOS General Surgery Resident Physicians Drs. Mohini Dasari and Kajal Mehta with the input and support of numerous DOS faculty and residents.
The UW DOS Faculty Women's Council’s main goal is to promote gender equity in surgery. One of the faculty council’s main projects for the current academic year is the development of a sponsorship program for the department. The sponsorship program is being designed as another way to promote individuals at all levels and all genders at the local, regional and national level. Meant to work in parallel with the more formalized mentoring programs within various divisions, the goal of the sponsorship program will be to connect individuals with opportunities (see section below) of interest as they arise in a mutually beneficial relationship.
Upcoming UW DOS Resident Council events include:
- a post-match advice Zoom panel for MS4s who have matched into surgery.
- an interdisciplinary panel with women from different surgical specialties for medical students interested in surgical careers.
- a socially distanced outdoor Spring social event.
- a quarterly advice series on career development and job negotiation targeted at resident trainees with a variety of speakers.
While the Faculty and Resident Women’s Councils represent a fraction of the women in the department, we are highlighting our member’s recent accomplishments below.
Appointments and Elections
Dr. Cat Beni, General Surgery, Research Resident, was elected Resident Vice-Chair of the new Department of Surgery Wellness Committee.
Dr. Cat Beni, General Surgery, Research Resident, was elected Resident Vice-Chair of the ABSITE Committee.
Dr. Kathleen Berfield was appointed Program Director of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program.
Dr. Eileen Bulger was appointed Associate Medical Director for Surgical Services Harborview Medical Center 2021.
Dr. Kristine Calhoun was appointed as Academic Co-Chair to the University of Washington School of Medicine Patient Care Committee.
Dr. Shannon Colohan was appointed UWMC Plastic Surgery Site Director.
Dr. Shannon Colohan was appointed to the D1 committee for implementation of inpatient EPIC.
Dr. Sara Javid was appointed as National Comprehensive Cancer Network: Breast Cancer Guideline Panel Member.
Dr. Sara Javid was Named Co-Chair of the American Society of Breast Surgeons Question of the Week Committee.
Dr. Lorrie Langdale was appointed Chair of the Nominating Committee for ACS (chooses ACS President and VPs) for 2021.
Dr. Lorrie Langdale was appointed Director of SESAP 18 Advanced for ACS.
Dr. Kajal Mehta, General Surgery, Research Resident, was elected to the executive leadership (Currently Secretary, Vice-chair 2021-2022, Chair 2022-2023) of the Residents and Associates Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) Global Surgery Working Group.
Dr. Elina Quiroga was named Chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee of Western Vascular Society in September 2020.
Dr. Sherene Shalhub was appointed to the Executive committee for the National Registry of Genetically Triggered Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Cardiovascular Conditions (GenTAC) Alliance and as chair for the Clinical Science Working.
Dr. Sherene Shalhub was appointed to the editorial board of two journals: the Journal of Vascular Surgery and Vascular Medicine.
Dr. Lena Sibulesky was appointed UWMC Montlake Director of 7SA.
Dr. Eileen Bulger was selected as the Oriens Lecturer 2020 Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.
Dr. Kristine Calhoun received the 2020 UW School of Medicine Excellence in Mentoring Women Faculty Award.
Dr. Mohini Dasari, General Surgery PGY4, was awarded a Surgical Resident Teaching Award.
Dr. Katie Liu, Plastic Surgery PGY5, was awarded the University of Washington Division of Plastic Surgery Engrav Resident Research Award for 2020.
Dr. Katie Liu, Plastic Surgery PGY5, was awarded an American Society for Surgery of the Hand Mary S. Stern Scholarship.
Dr. Kajal Mehta, General Surgery, Research Resident, was awarded the NIH/Fogarty Northern Pacific Global Health Research Fellowship for 2020-2021, and was recently re-awarded the fellowship for 2021-2022.
Dr. Elina Quiroga received the 2020 UW School of Medicine Minority Faculty Mentorship Award, given by the Office of the Dean, Office of Academic Affairs, Center for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Committee on Minority Faculty Advancement.
Dr. Sherene Shalhub was nominated to Global Genes as the 2020 RARE Champion of Hope and as #VascularHero by Vascular Cures.
Dr. Caitlin Smith was awarded an Academic Enrichment Fund for a project entitled “Can histopathology predict symptomatic improvement after repeat surgery for patients with Hirschsprung disease?”
Dr. Kate Stadeli, General Surgery, Chief Resident, won the grand prize in the UW Robolympics.
Dr. Cat Beni, General Surgery, Research Resident, welcomed her second child in December 2020.
Dr. Mohni Dasari, General Surgery PGY4, was married in August 2020.
Dr. Meghan Flanagan welcomed her second child in January 2020.
Dr. Kate Stadeli, General Surgery, Chief Resident, was married in February 2021.
Dr. Nicole Zern welcomed her second child in October 2020.
Dr. Kate Stadeli, General Surgery, Chief Resident, matched at Harborview for her Trauma Fellowship, starting summer 2021.
Dr. Cat Beni, General Surgery, Research Resident, was awarded the following grants:
- CoMotion Innovation Gap Fund Grant towards development of a new ICU monitor tracking shock severity and capillary permeability.
- Murdock Foundry for Translational Research Pilot Grant towards development of a new ICU monitor tracking shock severity and capillary permeability.
Dr. Kristine Calhoun was awarded Bilstend Funding for a project entitled “The Culture of Surgery Seen Through Medical Students.”
Dr. Meghan Flanagan was awarded the following grants:
- Dolsen Family Fund to study LYMPHA
- Cancer Consortium New Investigator Award for her work entitled “Association of HSD3B1 genotype with response to preoperative endocrine therapy among postmenopausal women with estrogen-receptor positive (ER+) HER2/neu-negative (HER2-) invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC).”
- Swim Across America Foundation for her work entitled “Association of HSD3B1 (1245C) Genotype With Recurrence Among Post-Menopausal Women With Estrogen Receptor-Positive, HER2-negative Breast Cancer.”
Dr. Katie Liu, Plastic Surgery PGY-5, received the following funding:
- American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand Clinical Research Grant, which also received the J. Leonard Goldner Pioneer Research Award winner for highest ranking clinical research grant application of the year. "Characterization of Upper Extremity Sensory Recovery After Major Limb Amputation."
- American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand Resident/Fellow Fast Track Grant. "Surface EMG-based Mobile Gamification Therapy for Upper Extremity Rehabilitation."
- University of Washington CoMotion® Innovation Gap Fund. "Ultrasensitive Surface EMG- Based Gamified Therapy."
- Resident and Fellow Physician Union-Northwest Research Award. "Validation of a Low-Cost Virtual Reality System for Home-Based Healthcare Applications."
Dr. Sherene Shalhub received supplementary funding to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on patients with Aortic Dissection. This was included as part of the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award titled “Engaging Patients with Type B Aortic Dissections as Partners in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research” bringing the total award to $377,107 (08/01/2019-05/31/2022).
Publications and Abstracts for 2020 and 2021
Verdial FC, Berfield KS, Wood DE, et al. Safety and Costs of Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Nodal Aspiration and Mediastinoscopy. Chest. 2020;157(3):686-693.
Mitchell SH, Bulger EM, Duber HC, Greninger AL, Ong TD, Morris SC, Chew LD, Haffner TM, Sakata VL, Lynch JB. Western Washington State COVID-19 Experience: Keys to Flattening the Curve and Effective Health System Response. J Am Coll Surg. 2020 Sep;231(3):316-324
Bulger EM, May AK, Robinson BRH, Evans DC, Henry S, Green JM, Toschlog E, Sperry JL, Fagenholz P, Martin ND, Dankner WM, Maislin G, Wilfret D, Bernard AC, on behalf of the ACCUTE study Investigators. A Novel Immune Modulator for Patients with Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections: Results of a Multicenter ,Phase 3 Randomized Controlled Trial of Reltecimod (AB103). Ann Surg, pub 2020
Duncan TK, Weaver JL, Zakrison TL, Joseph B, Campbell BT, Christmas AB, Stewart RM, Kuhls DA, Bulger EM. Domestic Violence and Safe Storage of Firearms in the COVID-19 Era. Ann Surg 272: e55-e57, 2020.
Kuhls DA, Falcone RA Jr, Bonne S, Bulger EM, Campbell BT, Cooper Z, Dicker RA, Duncan TK, Kuncir EJ, Lamis DA, Letton RW Jr, Masiakos PT, Stewart RM, Knudson MM. Prevention of firearm injuries: It all begins with a conversation. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 Feb;88(2):e77-e81
Herrera-Escobar JP, Castillo-Angeles MA, Osman SY, Orlas CP, Janjua MB, Abdullah-Arain M, Reidy E, Jarman MP, Price MA, Bulger EM, Nehra D, Haider AH. Long-term patient-reported outcome measures after injury: National Trauma Research Action Plan (NTRAP) scoping review protocol. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2020;5(1):e000512
Bulger EM. Harnessing your passion and connecting to purpose. 2020 Oriens Lecture EAST, J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 89 (1):13-17, 2020
Calhoun KE, Yale LA, Whipple ME, Allen SM, Wood DE, Tatum RP. The impact of COVID-19 on medical student surgical education: Implementing extreme pandemic response measures in a widely distributed surgical clerkship experience. Am J Surg. 2020;220(1):44-47.
Shellito AD, de Virgilio C, Kaji AH, Harrington DW, Robertson JM, Zern NK, Spain DA, Dickinson KJ, Smink DS, Cho NL, Donahue T, Aarons CB, Namm JP, Amersi F, Tanner TN, Frey ES, Jarman BT, Smith BR, Gauvin JM, Brasel KJ, Salcedo ES, Murayama K, Poola VP, Mpinga E, Inaba K, Calhoun KE. A multi-institutional study assessing general surgery faculty teaching evaluations. Am J Surg. 2020 Dec 25:S0002-9610(20)30808-4. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.12.030. Epub ahead of print.
Shellito AD, de Virgilio C, Lee G, Aarons CB, Namm JP, Smink DS, Tanner T, Brasel KJ, Poola VP, Calhoun KE; Surgery Educators Workgroup. Investigating Association Between Sex and Faculty Teaching Evaluation in General Surgery Residency Programs: A Multi-Institutional Study. J Am Coll Surg. 2020 Sep;231(3):309-315.e1.
Rockoff S, Flanagan MR, Kim JN, Banda K, Calhoun KE, Lam DL. The Radiologist’s Role in a Breast Multidisciplinary Tumor Board. Journal of Breast Imaging. 2020; 2(4):372-381.
Purdy AC, deVirgilio C, Kaji AH, Frey ES, Lee-Kong S, Inaba K, Gauvin J, Neville AL, Donahue TR, Smith BR, Salcedo ES, Calhoun KE, Poola VP, Namm JP, Spain DA, Dickinson KJ, Tanner T, Wolfe M, Amersi F. “The COVID-19 Pandemic and General Surgery Residents’ Operative Case Volume: A Multi-Institutional Study.” Accepted for publication to JAMA Surgery, March 3, 2021.
Colohan SM, Massenburg BB, Gougoutas AJ. Breast reduction: surgical techniques with an emphasis on evidence-based practice and outcomes. Plas Reconstr Surg. 2020; 146(3): 339e-350e.
Adidharma W, Latack KR, Colohan SM, Morrison SD, Cederna PS. Breast Implant Illness: Are social media and the internet worrying patients sick? Plas Reconstr Surg. 2020; 145(1): 225e-227e.
Sobol DL, Yu J, Desanti R, Colohan SM. Assessing Complication Profile of Perioperative Versus Prophylactic Postoperative Antibiotics for Prepectoral Tissue Expanders in Immediate Breast Reconstruction: A Pilot Study. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020;8(9 Suppl):19-20. Published 2020 Oct 9.
Myers SP, Littleton EB, Hill KA, Dasari M, Nicholson KJ, Knab LM, Neal MD, Horvath KD, Krane M, Hamad GG, Rosengart MR. Perceptions Regarding Mentorship Among General Surgery Trainees With Academic Career Intentions. J Surg Educ. 2019 Jul - Aug;76(4):916-923
Myers SP, Dasari M, Brown JB, Lumpkin ST, Neal MD, Abebe KZ, Chaumont N, Downs-Canner SM, Flanagan MR, Lee KK, Rosengart MR. Effects of Gender Bias and Stereotypes in Surgical Training: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Surg. 2020 May 20;155(7):552-60.
DeSanti R, Crowe C, Liu Y, Friedrich J, Keys K. Characterization of Upper and Lower Extremity Firearm Injuries in the Pediatric Population. American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Virtual Symposium. January 15-17, 2021. Abstract.
Shehata MN, Rahbar H, Flanagan MR, Kilgore MR, Lee CI, Ryser MD, Lowry KP. Risk of Malignant Upgrade After Breast Core Needle Biopsy Diagnosis of Lobular Neoplasia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Am Col Radiology. 2020; 17(10):1207-1219.
Austin EJ, Lee JR, Bergstedt B, Mitchell AI, Javid SH, Ko CW, Gore JL. "Help me figure this out": Qualitative explorations of patient experiences with cancer pathology reports. Patient Educ Couns. 2021 Jan;104(1):40-44.
Austin EJ, Lee JR, Ko CW, Kilgore MR, Parker EU, Bergstedt B, Mitchell AI, Javid SH, Gore JL. Improving the impact of clinical documentation through patient-driven co-design: experiences with cancer pathology reports. BMJ Health Care Inform. 2020 Dec;27(3).
Asad S, Barcenas CH, Bleicher RJ, Cohen AL, Javid SH, Levine EG, Lin NU, Moy B, Niland J, Wolff AC, Hassett MJ, Stover DG. Sociodemographic Factors Associated With Rapid Relapse in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: A Multi-Institution Study. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2021 Mar 10:1-8.
Yang DD, Buscariollo DL, Cronin AM, Weng S, Hughes ME, Bleicher RJ, Cohen AL, Javid SH, Edge SB, Moy B, Niland JC, Wolff AC, Hassett MJ, Punglia RS. Association between the 21-gene recurrence score and isolated locoregional recurrence in stage I-II, hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. Radiat Oncol. 2020 Aug 17;15(1):198.
Haas CB, Nekhlyudov L, Lee JM, Javid SH, Bush M, Johnson D, Gleason T, Kaufman C, Specht J, Stitham S, Wernli KJ. Surveillance for second breast cancer events in women with a personal history of breast cancer using breast MRI: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020 Jun;181(2):255-268.
Verdial F, Bartek M, Anderson BO, Javid SH. Genetic testing and surgical treatment after breast cancer daignosis: results from a National Online Cohort. J Surg Oncol. Accepted for publication 12/2020.
Callegaro D, Raut CP, Keung EZ, Kim T, Le Pechoux C, Martin-Broto J, Gronchi A, Swallow C, Gladdy R. Strategies for care of patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumor or soft tissue sarcoma during COVID-19 pandemic: A guide for surgical oncologists. J Surg Oncol. 2021 Jan;123(1):12-23.
Paulson KG, Gupta D, Kim TS, et al. Age-Specific Incidence of Melanoma in the United States. JAMA Dermatol. 2020;156(1):57-64.
Wagner MJ, Chau B, Loggers ET, Pollack SM, Kim TS, Kim EY, Thompson MJ, Harwood, JL, Cranmer LD. Long-term Outcomes for Extraskeletal Myxoid Chondrosarcoma: A SEER Database Analysis. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. 2020 Aug 20; epub ahead of print.
Cranmer LD, Chau B, Thompson MJ, Loggers ET, Pollack SM, Wagner MJ, Kim TS, Kim EY, Kane GM, Pavey GJ. Impact of nodal involvement on survival outcomes in chondrosarcoma: retrospective cohort analysis of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database (2004-2015). International Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2020 5:e91.
Kohli K, Pillarisetty VG, Kim TS. Key chemokines direct migration of immune cells in solid tumors. Cancer Gene Therapy. 2021 Feb 18, epub ahead of print. Cited in PubMed; PMID 33603130.
Arora V, Evans C, Langdale L, Lee A. You Need a Plan: A Stepwise Protocol for Operating Room Preparedness During an Infectious Pandemic. Fed Pract. 2020;37(5):212-218.
Liu Y, Silva RML, Friedrich JB, Vedder NB, Kao DS, Mourad PD, Bunnell AE (2020). Surface electromyography-based gamification therapy for rehabilitation of upper extremity weakness: an acceptability study. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 8(4S):8.
Liechty AE, Liu Y, Kao DS (2020). Brachial plexus desmoid tumor: care for functional preservation. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 8(12):e3293.
Adidharma W, Lewis SP, Liu Y, Osorio MB, Steinman SE, Tse RW (2020). Shoulder release and tendon transfer following neonatal brachial plexus palsy: gains, losses, and midline function. Plast Reconstr Surg 146(2):321-331.
Quiroga E, Levitt MR, Czerwonko ME, Starnes BW, Tran NT, Singh N. Management of Moderate Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injuries in Patients with Intracranial Hemorrhage. Ann Vasc Surg. 2020 Dec 24:S0890-5096(20)31047-5.
Shalhub S, Rah JY, Campbell R, Sweet MP, Quiroga E, Starnes BW. Characterization of syndromic, nonsyndromic familial, and sporadic type B aortic dissection. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Nov 27:S0741-5214(20)32488-5.
Hemingway J, Adjei E, Desikan S, Gross J, Tran N, Singh N, Starnes B, Quiroga E. Lowering the Ankle-Brachial Index Threshold in Blunt Lower Extremity Trauma May Prevent Unnecessary Imaging. Ann Vasc Surg. 2020 Jan;62:106-113.
Stafforini NA, Singh N, Hemingway J, Starnes B, Tran N, Quiroga E. Reevaluating the Need for Routine Coverage of the Left Subclavian Artery in Thoracic Blunt Aortic Injury. Ann Vasc Surg. 2020 Dec 31:S0890-5096(20)31110-9.
Hurd JR, Emanuels DF, Aarabi S, Dasari M, Starnes BW, Quiroga E, Tran NT, Singh N. Limb Salvage Does Not Predict Functional Limb Outcome after Revascularization for Traumatic Acute Limb Ischemia. Ann Vasc Surg. 2020 Jul;66:220-224.
Quiroga E, Shalhub S, Tran NT, Starnes BW, Singh N. Outcomes of femoral artery ligation for treatment of infected femoral pseudoaneurysms due to drug injection. J Vasc Surg. 2021 Feb;73(2):635-640.
Hemingway J, Adjei E, Desikan S, Gross J, Tran N, Singh N, Starnes B, Quiroga E. Re-evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the 0.9 ankle-brachial index threshold in penetrating lower extremity trauma. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Oct;72(4):1305-1311.
Hemingway J, Hoffman R, Starnes B, Quiroga E, Tran N, Singh N. The Impact of a Limb Preservation Service on the Incidence of Major Amputations for All Indications at a Level I Trauma Center. Ann Vasc Surg. 2021 Jan;70:43-50.
Aulivola B, Mitchell EL, Rowe VL, Smeds MR, Abramowitz S, Amankwah KS, Chen HT, Dittman JM, Erben Y, Humphries MD, Lahiri JA, Pascarella L, Quiroga E, Singh TM, Wang LJ, Eidt JF. Ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusion in the Society for Vascular Surgery: A report of the Society for Vascular Surgery Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. J Vasc Surg. 2021 Mar;73(3):745-756.e6.
Quiroga E, Gonzalez A, Newhall H, Shalhub S. Understanding and finding opportunities for inclusive mentorship and sponsorships in Vascular Surgery. Journal of Vascular Surgery, In Press.
Shalhub S, Byers PH, Hicks KL, Coleman DM, Davis FM, De Caridi G, Weaver KN, Miller EM, Schermerhorn ML, Shean K, Oderich G, Ribeiro M, Nishikawa C, Charlton-Ouw K, Behrendt CA, Debus ES, Kodolitsch Y, Zarkowsky D, Powell RJ, Pepin M, Milewicz DM, Regalado ES, Lawrence PF, Woo K. A multi-institutional experience in Vascular Ehlers Danlos Syndrome diagnosis. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Jan; 71(1):149-157.
Shalhub S, Kellogg L, Demasi J, Wallace SE, Fulton DS, Byers PH. Assessment of the information sources and interest in research collaboration among individuals with Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Ann Vasc Surg. 2020 Jan; 62:326-33.
Shin SH, Tang G, Shalhub S. Integrated Residency Is Associated With an Increase in Women Among Vascular Surgery Trainees. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Feb; 71: 609-615. PMID: 31176639
Shalhub S, Roman MJ, Eagle KA, LeMaire SA, Zhang Q, Evangelista A, Milewicz DM. Type B aortic dissection in young individuals with confirmed and presumed Heritable Aortic Disease. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Feb; 109: 534-540.
Hysa L, Khor S, Starnes BW, Chow WB, Sweet MP, Nguyen J, Shalhub S. Cause-specific mortality of type B aortic dissection and assessment of competing risks of mortality. J Vasc Surg. 2020 May 11; S0741-5214(20)31112-5. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32437949
Frankel WC, Song HK, Milewski RK, Shalhub S, Pugh NL, Eagle KA, Roman MJ, Pyeritz RE, Maslen CL, Ravekes WJ, Milewicz DM, Coselli JS, LeMaire SA; GenTAC Investigators. Open Thoracoabdominal Aortic Repair in Patients With Heritable Aortic Disease in the GenTAC Registry. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 May; 109(5):1378-1384. PMID: 31568749
Janko MR, Woo K, Hacker RI, ….Shalhub S, … Lawrence PF, Chung J. In-situ Bypass and Extra-anatomic Bypass Procedures Result in Similar Survival in Patients with Secondary Aorto-Enteric Fistulae. J Vasc Surg. 2020; S0741-5214(20)31248-9. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32445832
Shalhub S, Mouawad NJ, Malgor R, Johnson AP, Wohlauer MV, Coogan SM, Loveland KA, Cuff RF, Leonardi C, Coleman DM, Sheahan III MG, Woo K. Global vascular surgeons experience, stressors, and coping during the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Vasc Surg. Online ahead of print. 8/31/2020. PMID: 32882345
Mouawad NJ, Woo K, Malgor R, Wohlauer MV, Johnson AP, Cuff RF, Coleman DM, Coogan SM, Sheahan III MG, Shalhub S. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vascular surgery practice in the United States. J Vasc Surg. Online ahead of print. 8/31/2020. PMID: 32889073
Arnaoutakis G, Bianco V, Estrera AL, Brinster DR, Ehrlich MP, Peterson MD, Bossone E, Myrmel T, Pacini D, Montgomery DG, Eagle KA, Bekerdijan R, Shalhub S, De Vincentiis C, Hughes CD, Chen EP, Eckstein HH, Nienaber CA and Sultan I. Time of day does not influence outcomes in acute Type A aortic dissection: Results from the IRAD. J Card Surg. Online ahead of print. 9/16/2020.
Sage L, Russo ML, Byers PH, Demasi J, Morris SA, Puryear LN, Fulton DS, Shalhub S. Setting a research agenda for vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome utilizing a patient and stakeholder engagement model. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Oct; 72(4):1436-1444.e2.
Malgor R, Mouawad NJ, Woo K, Wohlauer MV, Johnson AP, Cuff RF, Coleman DM, Coogan SM, Sheahan III MG, Shalhub S. Brazilian vascular surgeons experience during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Vascular 2020 Oct 6: Online ahead of print.
Chun TT, Judelson D, Rigberg D, Lawrence PF, Cuff R, Shalhub S, ….Woo K. Managing central venous access during a healthcare crisis. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Oct;72(4):1184-1195.e3.
Johnson AP, Wohlauer MV, Mouawad NJ, Malgor RF, Coogan SM, Sheahan MG, Singh N, Cuff RF, Woo K, Coleman DM, Shalhub S. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vascular surgery trainees in the United States. Accepted. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 2020 Nov 3. Online ahead of print.
Browder SE, Strassle PD, Shalhub S, Harris LM, Mink SD, McGinigle KL. Gender Related Disparities in Intervention Rates and Type of Intervention in Patients with Aortic and Peripheral Arterial Diseases in the National Inpatient Sample Database. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Dec 7:S0741-5214(20)32506-4. Online ahead of print.
Banning SK, Ur R, Malleis J, Hamlat CA, Byers PH, Shalhub S. Extrathoracic subclavian artery aneurysm in a patient with suspected genetic arteriopathy. Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques. In Press
Shalhub S, Hysa L, Byers PH, Meissner MH, Ferreira M. True radial artery aneurysm in a patient with somatic mosaicism for a mutation in a platelet-derived growth factor receptor β gene. Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques. In Press
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