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The Division supports the research initiatives of it Residents in several ways, one of which is the funding for one year of research at any institution. Recent Publications & Presentations:

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Sung Hsieh, HH, Agarwal, S, Cholok, DJ, Loder, SJ, Kaneko, K, Huber, A, Chung, MT, Ranganathan, K, Habbouche, J, Li, J, Butts, J, Reimer, J, et al. Coordinating Tissue Regeneration through TGF-β Activated Kinase 1 (TAK1) In-activation and Re-activation. STEM CELLS. 2019. doi: doi:10.1002/stem.2991 [Epub: ahead of print].
  • Brigode WM, Masteller M, Chaudhuri R, Sullivan R, Vafa A. Posterior Thoracic Stab Wounds: Evaluating the Value of Commonly Used Radiologic Modalities. Am Surg. 2018;84(8):1363-1367.
  • Abdelhady K, Karavites LC, Durgam S, Massad MG. Metastatic right atrial hepatoma. J Card Surg. 2017;32(6):368-369. doi:10.1111/jocs.13147.
  • Karavites LC, Kane AK, Zaveri S, et al. Tamoxifen Acceptance and Adherence among Patients with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) Treated in a Multidisciplinary Setting. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2017;10(7):389-397. doi:10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-17-0029.
  • Karavites LC, Allu S, Khan SA, Kaiser K. Awareness of preventive medication among women at high risk for breast cancer and their willingness to consider transdermal or oral tamoxifen: a focus group study. BMC Cancer. 2015;15:878. doi:10.1186/s12885-015-1893-6.
  • Mollberg NM, Tabachnick D, Lin F-J, et al. Age-associated impact on presentation and outcome for penetrating thoracic trauma in the adult and pediatric patient populations. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014;76(2):273-7-8. doi:10.1097/TA.0000000000000090.
  • Rodby KA, Turin S, Jacobs RJ, et al. Advances in oncologic head and neck reconstruction: systematic review and future considerations of virtual surgical planning and computer aided design/computer aided modeling. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2014;67(9):1171-1185. doi:10.1016/j.bjps.2014.04.038.
  • Antony AK, Rodby K, Tobin MK, et al. Composite tissue allotransplantation and dysregulation in tissue repair and regeneration: a role for mesenchymal stem cells. Front Immunol. 2013;4:188. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2013.00188.
  • Mollberg NM, Wise SR. Appropriate use of emergency department thoracotomy. J Am Coll Surg. 2012;214(5):870-1; author reply 871. doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2012.01.052
  • Mollberg NM, Wise SR, Berman K, et al. The consequences of noncompliance with guidelines for withholding or terminating resuscitation in traumatic cardiac arrest patients. J Trauma. 2011;71(4):997-1002. doi:10.1097/TA.0b013e3182318269


  • Tawfik-Sexton D, Ver M, Kukreja S. Poster presentation "Reliability of Upper Endoscopy for Diagnosing Hiatal Hernia in the Setting of Preoperative Testing for Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding" American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Annual meeting; Las Vegas, NV; October 2012
  • Changchien E, Tawfik-Sexton D, Kukreja S. Poster presentation "Short-term use of a Laparoscopic Virtual Reality Simulator in One Surgical Residency Program; A Survey of Residents" Society of American Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Annual Meeting; San Diego, CA; March 2012
  • Changchien E, Kukreja S. Are patients able to meet their short-term weight-loss expectations following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding? Oral Presentation at 2013 Academic Surgical Congress, New Orleans, LA.
  • Taylor, T. Video submission with discussion for the EuroAmerican MultiSpecialty Summit VI Laparoscopy & Minimally Invasive Surgery conference: Esophageal Injury and Repair during an operation for Hiatal Hernia
  • Tawfik-Sexton D, Kukreja S. Oral presentation "Barriers to Laparoscopic Simulation Among General Surgery Trainees" Awarded Honorable Mention Resident Paper, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting; Los Angeles, CA; September 2011

Other Publications

  • Keyashian B, Tabachnick D. Case study of a popliteal vein aneurysm causing arterial occlusion
  • Keyashian B, Tabachnick D. Analysis of cardiac trauma
  • Rodby K, Tabachnick D, Kanard R. Rare Complication of Colonic Atresia after Necrotizing Enterocolitis: A Case Report
  • Rodby K, Tabachnick D, Kanard R. Pediatric Organ Donation After Trauma
  • Rodby K, Quinn KLP, Antony AK. A Technique for Inframammary Fold Reconstruction in Two-Stage Tissue Expander/Implant Breast Reconstruction