Health disparities and inequities are just the way the health care system works, right?

Wrong.

In the General Surgery Residency Program at Sinai Chicago, we aren’t satisfied with “the way things work.” It isn’t good enough. We are committed to the research and action needed to reduce health disparities and inequities in surgical outcomes — and that vision includes residents like you.

The General Surgery Residency Program matches an exceptional educational experience with the opportunity to work with the local — and often underserved — communities that can most benefit from your skill, knowledge, and passion.

Whether you want to run a community practice, apply for advanced fellowships, or pursue a sub-specialty practice in academic medical centers, let Sinai Chicago launch you into your goals.

Leadership & Faculty

Anngell Jones, MD

Chair of Surgery

Grace Chang, MD

Program Director, Trauma and Critical Care Surgeon, and Clinical Assistant Professor

Jonathan Bean, MD

Associate Program Director

Patricia Holden

Residency Program Coordinator

The High Notes

Passing Scores

For USMLE Step 1 & 2

EXAMS NEEDED

PGY – 1 $68,721.84
PGY – 2 $71,134.68
PGY – 3 $73,568.16
PGY – 4 $76,251.36
PGY – 5 $79,433.64

ANNUAL SALARY/STIPEND

3 categoricals per year

+ 2 preliminary residents

PGY-1 year

# RESIDENTS
ACCEPTED PER YEAR

5 years

ACGME
Association Of American Medical Colleges
Surgical Residency Review Committee

PROGRAM LENGTH
AND PROGRAM ACCREDITATIONS

Vacation: 4 Weeks
Sick Time: 3 Days
(184 hours per year upfront beginning July 1)

# OF VACATION, HOLIDAYS,
AND SICK DAYS PER YEAR

100%

FELLOWSHIP ACCEPTANCE
RATES (PAST 7 YEARS)

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Trauma/Critical Care
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Plastic Surgery
Vascular Surgery

FELLOWSHIP PLACEMENTS
(PAST 7 YEARS)

Medical and Dental
Long-Term Disability and Life
Care@Work (childcare support)

INSURANCE BENEFITS

Program Director Welcome

We appreciate your interest in our residency program. As we spend a significant amount of time and effort to find the best residents for our program, we understand your stress and difficulties as well throughout this entire process. The Sinai Chicago Residency program follows both Sinai Hospital’s and University of Illinois Chicago’s commitment to ensuring a climate of inclusion and organizational equity. Our commitment is amplified by our mission to recruit and develop a diverse group of residents who will become innovative leaders in surgery. We wish you the best of luck during this interview season.
GRACE H. CHANG, MD, FACS
PROGRAM DIRECTOR
TRAUMA AND CRITICAL CARE SURGEON
CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

A Strong Pillar for the Health and Well-being of the Community

My residency at Mount Sinai really enabled me to provide the best care possible to our underserved community and to fully  leverage the resources our hospital offers for our patients — regardless of racial or socio-economic background.

RAQUEL-GONZALEZ HEREDIA, MD, PhD
PGY-4

Top 6 Reasons to Come to Sinai Chicago

At Sinai Chicago, “diversity” isn’t just a buzzword. We are committed to cultivating diverse medical residents and faculty who are deeply attuned to the needs of our underserved patient population. We encourage diversity of thought as well as people — and this allows us to tackle health disparities and inequities in our community.

We want you to be an excellent surgeon. This means that you will engage in early and extensive hands-on experience to develop surgical and decision-making skills. At Sinai Chicago, you will practice in a busy Level 1 Adult Trauma Center, allowing you to develop superior skills in the treatment of acute trauma and advanced general surgery.

We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion where residents are free to express themselves with regards to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and other aspects of their identities. We want you — the whole you — to feel comfortable showing up. We strive to support our residents holistically — not just academically or professionally. All residents also have access to our Under the Rainbow Program at Mount Sinai Hospital for mental health support.

Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs, and one-on-one instruction are all an integral part of Sinai Chicago’s General Surgery Residency Program. All residents attend weekly Thursday Morbidity and Mortality conferences and Grand Rounds. Monday morning sessions from internal and external clinical leaders cover didactics, simulation, and surgical skills. Separate sessions are held several times a year in a surgical simulator.

The General Surgery Residency Program also provides the resources, training, and development you need to become a successful surgeon. Some of these opportunities include:

  • Certification in laparoscopic (FES), endoscopic (FES), trauma-related (ATLS) skills, and ASSET (advanced surgical skills for exposure and trauma)
  • UIC-sponsored Core Curriculum modules dealing with topics such as professionalism, teaching skills, ethics, and medical finance
  • Monthly Trauma Lectures
  • Monthly Interesting Case Presentation
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Access to UIC Gateway — for journals, books, and other resources
  • Rotations at nearby institutions, such as Loyola, Northwestern, St. Alexian Brothers, and UIC

Simply put, we love Chicago. Apart from the clinical expertise you will develop while working in the city, with Sinai Chicago, you have the opportunity to be a part of an awesome local community. Whether you’ve heard about those perfect Chicago summer days, want to see the next SNL star at Second City, or love a good baseball game, Chicago has something for the whole family.

Surgery Residency:
Life in Pictures

General Curriculum
Schedule

The Surgery Residency Program adheres to ACGME guidelines of an 80-hour work week.

On-call rotations are based on hospital needs and precautions related to COVID-19.

Curriculum Objectives:

  • PGY-1: Provide residents an opportunity to apply acquired basic science to the management of their patients in the pre-, intra-, and post-operative setting appropriate to their level.
  • PGY-2: Educate residents in the difficulty of managing patients in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
  • PGY-3: Increase the residents’ participation in the care of more involved surgical patients.
  • PGY-4: Provide residents with the opportunity to develop leadership, teaching, and communication skills required to manage a ward service that includes junior residents and medical students.
  • PGY-5: Develop independent advanced surgical decision making and procedural skills.

Our program is also capable of supporting an elective research year if it fits your career plans.

General Curriculum
Schedule

The Surgery Residency Program adheres to ACGME guidelines of an 80-hour work week.

On-call rotations are based on hospital needs and precautions related to COVID-19.

Curriculum Objectives:

  • PGY-1: Provide residents an opportunity to apply acquired basic science to the management of their patients in the pre-, intra-, and post-operative setting appropriate to their level.
  • PGY-2: Educate residents in the difficulty of managing patients in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
  • PGY-3: Increase the residents’ participation in the care of more involved surgical patients.
  • PGY-4: Provide residents with the opportunity to develop leadership, teaching, and communication skills required to manage a ward service that includes junior residents and medical students.
  • PGY-5: Develop independent advanced surgical decision making and procedural skills.

Our program is also capable of supporting an elective research year if it fits your career plans.

Upcoming Events

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Interview Dates

  • October 28, 2023
  • November 4, 2023
  • November 11, 2023
  • December 2, 2023
  • December 14, 2023
  • January 6, 2024

*Interviews will be held virtually and in-person (hybrid).”

The Future of Surgery

AAST Tourniquet Database overtriage analysis

COVID-19 ICU Occupancy and Transport of Motor Vehicle Collision Patients to Nearest Trauma Center

Access to and quality of elective care: a prospective cohort study using hernia surgery as a tracer condition in 83 countries. Collaborator, Lancet Global Health. 2024 Jul;12(7):e1094-e1103. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(24)00142-6. Epub 2024 

“Stop the Bleed – Wait for the Ambulance or Get in the Car and Drive? A Post Hoc Analysis of an EAST Multicenter Trial”. Simpson J, Nordham K, Tatum D, Haut E, Ali A, Maher Z, Goldberg A, Tatebe L, Chang G, Raza S, Toraih E, Mendiola Plá M, Ninokawa S, Anderson C, Maluso P, Keating J, Burruss S, Reeves M, Craugh L, Shatz D, Bhupathi A, Spalding C, LaRiccia A, Bird E, Noorbakhsh M, Babowice J, Nelson M, Jacobson L, Williams J, Vella M, Dellonte K, Hayward III T, Holler E, Lieser M, Berne J, Mederos D, Askari R, Okafor B, Etchill E, Fang R, Roche S, Whittenburg L, Bernard A, Haan J, Lightwine K, Norwood S, Murry J, Gamber M, Carrick M, Bugaev N, Tatar A, Taghavi S. Am Surg 2024, In press.  

EAST Multicenter Trial: No Benefit of Prehospital Tourniquets for Extremity Trauma in Urban Settings. Corresponding Author: Dr. Kristen D Nordham. Co-Authors: Sharven Taghavi, MD, MPH, MS, FACS; John T Simpson, MD; Ayman Ali, MD; Leah C. Tatebe, MD; Elliot R. Haut, MD, PhD, FACS; Christofer Anderson, MD; Nadia Salib, MS; Zoe Maher, MD; Amy J Goldberg, MD; Shariq Raza, MD; Grace Chang, MD; Eman Toraih, MD, PhD; Michelle Mendiola Pla, MD; Danielle Tatum, PhD. Manuscript Number: JSURGRES-D-24-00918

2024 Prospective derivation and validation of a NECROtizing Soft tissues InfectionS (NECROSIS) Score: An EAST multicenter study. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Chang, Lemon et al. DOI: 10.1097/TA.0000000000004374

2024 Mount Sinai Research Day. Relationship between BMI and LOS for AAST grade I and II colon injuries: A Secondary Analysis of Existing Data Sets

2024 Mount Sinai Research Day. 25WKS Gsw with Fetal Demise s/p hysterectomy. Chang, Acuff.

Failure Mode Effects Analysis of Re-triage of Injured Patients to Receiving High-Level. Slocum, Chang et al. 

Illinois Trauma Centers. 2024 Academic Surgical Congress Presentation, Tourniquet Triage Project

“The Impact of Post-Operative Enteral Nutrition on Duodenal Injury Outcomes: A Post Hoc Analysis of an EAST Multicenter Trial,” Chang, Jonikas et al. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. DOI: 10.1097/TA.0000000000004303

Trauma Surgeons Experience Compassion Fatigue – A Major Metropolitan Area Survey. Hoever, Tatabe, Patel, Tyson, Kingsely, Chang, Kaminsky, Doherty, Hampton.  Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 2024. DOI: 10.1097/TA.0000000000004223

Trauma Surgeons Experience Compassion Fatigue – A Major Metropolitan Area Survey. Hoever, Tatabe, Patel, Tyson, Kingsely, Chang, Kaminsky, Doherty, Hampton.  Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 2024
DOI: 10.1097/TA.0000000000004223

AAST Podium Presentation 2023: Trauma Surgeons Experience Compassion Fatigue – A Major Metropolitan Area Survey

When Public-Health Crises Collide: Five-Years of Pediatric Firearm Injury Prevention Opportunities. –Leah C Tatebe, Jennifer T Cone, Mark B Slidell, Grace Chang, Meghan Jonikas, Amy Stewart, James Doherty, Ponni Arunkumar, Victoria Schlanser, Andrew J Dennis. Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open 2023;8:e001026. doi: 10.1136/tsaco-2022-001026

Outcomes Among Trauma Patients with Duodenal LeakFollowing Primary vs Complex Repair of Duodenal Injuries: An EAST Multicenter Trial. Rachel L Choron, Amanda Teichman, Christopher Bargoud, Jason D Sciarretta, Randi Smith, Dustin Hanos, Iman N Afif, Jessica H Beard, Navpreet K Dhillon, Ashling Zhang, Mira Ghneim, Rebekah J Devasahayam, Oliver L Gunter Jr, Alison A Smith, Brandi Sun, Chloe S Cao, Jessica K Reynolds, Lauren A Hilt, Daniel N Holena, Grace Chang, Meghan Jonikas, Karla Echeverria-Rosario, Nathaniel S Fung, Aaron Anderson, Ryan P Dumas, Caitlin A Fitzgerald, Jeremy H Levin, Christine T Trankiem, JaeHee Yoon, Jacqueline Blank, Joshua P Hazelton, Christopher J McLaughlin, Rami Al-Aref, Jordan MKirsch, Daniel S Howard, Dane R Scantling, KateDellonte, Michael Vella, Brent Hopkins, Chloe Shell, Pascal O Udekwu, Evan G Wong, Bellal Joseph, Howard Lieberman, Walter A Ramsey, Collin H Stewart, Claudia Alvarez, John D Berne, Jeffry Nahmias, Ivan Puente, Joe H Patton Jr, Ilya Rakitin, Lindsey Perea, Odessa Pulido, Hashim Ahmed, Jane Keating, Lisa MKodadek, Jason Wade, Reynold Henry, Martin ASchreiber, Andrew J Benjamin, Abid Khan, Laura K Mann, Caleb J Mentzer, Vasileios Mousafeiris, Francesk Mulita, Shari Reid-Gruner, Erica Sais, Christopher Foote, Carlos H Palacio, DiasArgandykov, Haytham Kaafarani, Susette Coyle, Marie Macor, Michelle T Bover Manderski, Mayur Narayan, Mark J Seamon. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2023 Apr 19. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000003972.

EAST Trauma Podcast: Less is More – Discussing the EAST MCT: Outcomes Among Trauma Patients with Duodenal LeakFollowing Primary vs. Complex Repair of Duodenal Injuries https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/traumacast/id464280790?i=1000596625998

Outcomes among trauma patients with duodenal leak follow primary versus complex repair of duodenal injures: an EAST Multicenter Trial, 36th Annual EAST Scientific Assembly

JA Reimer, K Abdelhady, R Sawaqed, BP Knight, S Franko, H Friedman, A Vafa, MG Massad. Bullet impact into automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator averts serious injury and death. Annals of Thoracic Surgery Short Reports. Jan 2023.

Ramoutar U, Dee T, Anderson MJ. “Peek-and-Poke: A Novel Technique for Teaching Surgical Residents Safe Veress Entry in a Low-Risk Live Setting.” Association for Surgical Education (ASE) 2023 – Thinking Out of the Box Session. San Diego, CA, April 13-15, 2023. (Video Presentation)

CRSA XIII Worldwide Congress 2022. Initial experience with Senhance Robotic Assisted Surgery in a General Surgery Residency at a Tertiary Center. Francesco Biano, Robert Jones, Joseph Leong, Gerald Wang, Jared Ourieff, Nicole Asher, Mae Lindner, Taryn Dee

2022 ACS Clinical Congress, workshop featuring programs who flipped their SECOND Trial Learning Environments and Resident Well-Being Reports from 4th quartile to 1st quartile.

2022 AAST Podium Presentation: Not so fast with ABC for non-compressible torso hemorrhage: an ad-hoc review of an AAST multicenter, prospective study

AAST multicenter prospective analysis of prehospital tourniquet use for extremity trauma. Rebecca Schroll1,Alison Smith,Kelsey Alabaster,Thomas J Schroeppel,Zachery E Stillman,Erik J Teicher,Elena Lita,Paula Ferrada,Jinfeng Han,Robert D Fullerton,Allison G McNickle,Douglas R Fraser,Michael S Truitt,Heather M Grossman Verner,S Rob Todd,David Turay,Andrew Pop,Laura N Godat,Todd W Costantini,Desmond Khor,Kenji Inaba,James Bardes,Alison Wilson,John G Myers,James M Haan,Kelly L Lightwine,Henrik O Berdel,Anthony J Bottiggi,Warren Dorlac,Linda Zier,Grace Chang,Mae Lindner,Benjamin Martinez,Danielle Tatum,Peter E Fischer,Mark Lieser,Robert C Mabe,Lawrence Lottenberg,Catherine G Velopoulos,Shane Urban,Marquinn Duke,Amy Brown,Merry Peckham,AlleaBelle Gongola,Toby M Enniss,Pedro Teixeira,Dennis Y Kim,George Singer,Peter Ekeh,Claire Hardman,Reza Askari,Barbara Okafor,Juan Duchesne. J Trauma Acute Care Surg.2022 Jun 1;92(6):997-1004.

The tight rope act: A multicenter regional experience of tourniquets In acute trauma resuscitation. Leah Carey Tatebe1,Victoria Schlanser,David Hampton,Grace Chang,Isaac Hanson,James Doherty,Nabil Issa,Hani Ghandour,Samuel Kingsley,Amy Stewart,Michael Anstadt,Andrew Dennis, J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2022 May 1;92(5):890-896

2022 AAST Podium Presentation,Stop the Bleed, Now wait for EMS or get in the car and drive? A secondary analysis of an EAST MCT Trial

Duchesne, Juan; Slaughter, Kevin; Puente, Ivan; Berne, John D.; Yorkgitis, Brian; Mull, Jennifer; Sperry, Jason; Tessmer, Matthew; Costantini, Todd; Berndtson, Allison E.; Kai, Taylor; Rokvic, Giannina; Norwood, Scott; Meadows, Katelyn; Chang, Grace; Lemon, Brittney M.; Jacome, Tomas; Van Sant, Lauren; Paul, Jasmeet; Maher, Zoe; Goldberg, Amy J.; Madayag, Robert M.; Pinson, Greg; Lieser, Mark J.; Haan, James; Marshall, Gary; Carrick, Matthew; Tatum, Danielle. Impact of time to surgery on mortality in hypotensive patients with noncompressible torso hemorrhage: An AAST multicenter, prospective study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg2021 Dec 6.doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000003491.

PROSPECTIVE DERIVATION OF A NECROTIZING SOFT TISSUE INFECTION SCORE (NECROSIS): AN EAST MULTICENTER TRIAL” (the “Work”), by Dr. Dennis Y. Kim, to Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Kwon E, Krause C, Luo-Owen X, McArthur K, Cochran-Yu M,Swentek L, Burruss S, Turay D, Krasnoff C, Grigorian A, NahmiasJ, Butt A, Gutierrez A, LaRiccia A, Kincaid M, Fiorentino M, Glass N, Toscano S, Ley EJ, Lombardo S, Guillamondegui O, Bardes JM, DeLa’O C, Wydo S, Leneweaver K, Duletzke N, Nunez J, Moradian S, Posluszny J, Naar L, Kaafarani H, Kemmer H, Lieser M, HansonI, Chang G, Bilaniuk JW, Nemeth Z, Mukherjee K. Time is domain: factors affecting primary fascial closure after trauma and non-trauma damage control laparotomy (data from the EAST SLEEP-TIME multicenter registry). Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg.
2021 Nov 29. doi: 10.1007/s00068-021-01814-w. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34845499.

When Public-Health Crises Collide: A Multicenter Examination of Pandemic Effects on Pediatric Firearm-Related InjuriesAuthors: LC Tatebe, J Cone, M Slidell, G Chang, J Ourieff, M Jonikas,V Schlanser, AJ Dennis. 51st Annual Meeting of Western Trauma Association, Big Sky Montana Feb 25, 2022

Impact of time to surgery on mortality in hypotensive patients with non-compressible torso hemorrhage: an AAST multicenter, prospective study; Journal of Trauma

When Public-Health Crises Collide: A Multicenter Examination of Pandemic Effects on Pediatric Firearm-Related Injuries
Authors: LC Tatebe, J Cone, M Slidell, G Chang, J Ourieff, M Jonikas, V Schlanser, AJ Dennis
51st Annual Meeting of Western Trauma Association, Big Sky Montana Feb 25, 2022

AAST Multi-Center Prospective Analysis of Pre-Hospital Tourniquet Use for Extremity Trauma, Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Tranexamic Acid and Pulmonary Complications in Trauma: Secondary Analysis of EAST Multicenter Trial

2021 AAST Podium Presentation, Impact of time to surgery on mortality in hypotensive patients with non-compressible
torso hemorrhage: an AAST multicenter, prospective study

2021 EAST Podium Presentation, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Multicenter Trial Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection

2021 Clinical Congress Presentation, American College of Surgeons, The Tightrope Act: A Multicenter Regional Experience of Tourniquets in Acute Trauma Resuscitation (Chang, Hanson)

2021 Clinical Congress Presentation, American College of Surgeons, An East Multicenter Trial Of Prehospital Procedures In Penetrating Trauma: Are Tourniquets Justified? (Chang, Mendiola)

2021 Clinical Congress Presentation, American College of Surgeons, An East Multicenter Trial Of Prehospital Procedures In Penetrating Trauma: A Propensity Matched Analysis Of Police Transport (Chang, Mendiola)

Taghavi, Sharven, MD, MPH, MS, FACS, Maher, Zoe, Goldberg, Amy, Chang, Grace, et al. (2021). An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma multicenter trial examining prehospital procedures in penetrating trauma patients. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 91, 130-140. https://doi.org/10.1097/TA.0000000000003151

McArthur, Kaitlin, Krause, Cassandra, MD, MA, Kwon, Eugenia, Luo-Owen, Xian, MD, PhD, et al. (2021). Trauma and nontrauma damage-control laparotomy: The difference is delirium (data from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma SLEEP-TIME multicenter trial). Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 91, 100-107. https://doi.org/10.1097/TA.0000000000003210

Lindner, M., Chaudhuri, R. The trajectory of a low-velocity bullet from the chest to the pituitary gland. Trauma Case Reports. Available online 21 April 2021, 100480

Gorton, A. J., Anderson, E. P., Reimer, J. A., Abdelhady, K., Sawaqed, R., and Massad, M. G. (2020). Considerations in the Surgical Management of Unicuspid Aortic Stenosis. Pediatric Cardiology.

Hozain, A. E., O’Neill, J. D., Pinezich, M. R., Tipograf, Y., Donocoff, R., Cunningham, K. M., Tumen, A., Fung, K., Ukita, R., Simpson, M. T., Reimer, J. A., Ruiz, E. C., Queen, D., Stokes, J. W., Cardwell, N. L., Talackine, J., Kim, J., Snoeck, H. W., Chen, Y. W., Romanov, A., … Vunjak-Novakovic, G. (2020). Xenogeneic cross-circulation for extracorporeal recovery of injured human lungs. Nature Medicine, 26(7), 1102–1113. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-020-0971-8

Hsieh, H., Agarwal, S., Cholok, D. J., Loder, S. J., Kaneko, K., Huber, A., Chung, M. T., Ranganathan, K., Habbouche, J., Li, J., Butts, J., Reimer, J., Kaura, A., Drake, J., Breuler, C., Priest, C. R., Nguyen, J., Brownley, C., Peterson, J., Ozgurel, S. U., … Levi, B. (2019). Coordinating Tissue Regeneration Through Transforming Growth Factor-β Activated Kinase 1 Inactivation and Reactivation. Stem Cells, 37(6), 766–778. https://doi.org/10.1002/stem.2991

Wu, W. K., Tumen, A., Stokes, J. W., Ukita, R., Hozain, A. E., Flynn, C. R., Lee, M. J., Talackine, J. R., Cardwell, N. L., Reimer, J. A., Pinezich, M. R., Benson, C., Vunjak-Novakovic, G., Alexopoulos, S. P., Bacchetta, M. (2020). Cross-circulation for extracoroporeal liver support in a swine model. American Transplant Congress 2021.

Doubrovin, M., Reimer, J. A., Hozain, A. E., Bhat, N., Mintz, A., Hardy, M. A. (2020). Evaluation of 89Zr-Oxine labeling of dendritic cells for PET monitoring. World Molecular Imaging Congress. PD-1 and PD-L1 Expression in Cardiac Transplantation (Mentor: Carmelo Milano, Dawn Bowles)

SARS-CoV-2 vaccination modelling for safe surgery to save lives: data from an international prospective cohort study COVIDSurg Collaborative, GlobalSurg Collaborative, British Journal of Surgery, znab101, https://doi.org/10.1093/bjs/znab101. March 2021

Timing of surgery following SARS‐CoV‐2 infection: an international prospective cohort study, COVIDSurg Collaborative,  GlobalSurg Collaborative. https://associationofanaesthetists-publications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anae.15458

2021 EAST Podium Presentation, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Multicenter Trial Examining Prehospital Procedures in Penetrating Trauma Patients

Podium Presentation, World Trauma Congress 2021. Time is Domain: Factors Affecting Primary Fascial Closure after Trauma and Non-Trauma Damage Control Laparotomy

The incidence of venous thromboembolic events in trauma patients after tranexamic acid administration: an EAST multicenter study. Lisbi Rivas 1, Jordan Estroff 1, Andrew Sparks 1, Jeffry Nahmias 2, Rebecca Allen 1, Savannah R Smith 1, Matthew Kutcher 3, Kristen Carter 2, Areg Grigorian 3, Spencer Albertson 3, David Turay 4, Juan C Quispe 4, Xian Luo-Owen 4, Michael Vella 5 6, Jose Pascual 5, Gabriella Tororello 5, McKell Quattrone 7, Andrew Bernard 7, Ashanthi Ratnasekera 8, Alice Lee 8, Danielle Tamburrini 8, Carlos Rodriguez 9, Kelly Harrell 9, Kokila Jeyamurugan 10, Nikolay Bugaev 10, Anne Warner 11, Jason Weinberger 11, Joshua P Hazelton 12 13, Mariam Selevany 12, Franklin Wright 14, Alexandra Kovar 14, Shane Urban 14, Amy Hamrick 15, Michael Mount 15, Matthew Carrick 16, Daniel C Cullinane 17, Grace Chang 18, Gary Jain 18, Chance Spalding 19, Babak Sarani. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 2020 Dec 2. doi: 10.1097/MBC.0000000000000983.

Dexmedetomidine and Paralytic Exposure after Damage Control Laparotomy: Risk Factors for Delirium? Results from the EAST SLEEP-TIME Multicenter Trial” (the “Work”), by Dr. Kaushik Mukherjee, to Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Taghavi S, Maher Z, Goldberg A, Chang G, Mendiola M, et al. An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Multicenter Trial Examining Prehospital Procedures in Penetrating Trauma Patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2021.

Trauma and Non-Trauma Damage Control Laparotomy: The Difference is Delirium (Data from the East SLEEP-TIME Multicenter Trial)” (the “Work”), by Dr. Kaushik Mukherjee, to Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

CovidSurg Collaborative. Preoperative nasopharyngeal swab testing and postoperative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing elective surgery during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, British Journal of Surgery, znaa051, https://doi.org/10.1093/bjs/znaa051

Matsushima K, Wild J, Young K, Chang G, Demetriades D, EAST ACT-TBI Multicenter Study Group.. Anticoagulation therapy in patients with traumatic brain injury: An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma multicenter prospective study. 2020 Sept 12:S0039-6060(20)30512-2

2020 EAST Quick Shots Presentation: Trauma and Non-Trauma Damage Control Laparotomy: The Difference is Delirium (Data from EAST – SLEEP-TIME Multicenter Trial)

2020 EAST Oral Presentation: Dexmedetomidine and Paralytic Exposure After Damage Control Laparotomy: Risk Factors For Delirium? Results from EAST – SLEEP-TIME Multicenter Trial

Covid Surg Collaborative [Bloggs A, study role] Mortality and pulmonary complications in patients undergoing surgery with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection: an international cohort study. The Lancet. 2020

2020 AAST Annual Poster Presentation: Multi-center trial with AAST: Prospective Observational Multi-Center Analysis of Tourniquet Use in Extremity Injury

Robinson LA, Turco LM, Robinson B, et al. Outcomes in patients with gunshot wounds to the brain. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open 2019 Nov 17; (1) e000351. doi: 10.1136/tsaco-2019-000351. eCollection 2019.

2019 EAST Annual Assembly Podium Presentation, Association of TXA with VTE in Trauma. Patients: An EAST Multicenter Study

2019 EAST Annual Assembly Paper Presentation, Anticoagulation therapy in patients with traumatic brain injury (ACT-TBI): An EAST multicenter prospective study

CVT – Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

THIRD TRIAL – Trial to Harness Inclusion and Foster Resilient Departments of Surgery

Multi-Center Study of Universal CTA Necks for Major Blunt Trauma Patients

Primary Repair versus Resection for AAST Grade I and II Colon Injuries: Does the Type of Repair Really Matter?

MAGPIES – Mapping Global Surgery

Ultra Massive Transfusion in Trauma – A case series

Obstetric Trauma: A review of the Incidence, Risk Factors, and Maternal-fetal Outcomes

Incidence of Major Vascular Injury in Penetrating Abdominal Trauma

Gun Violence and Victim PTSD/Quality of Life Study

PACT: Prehospital Airway Control Trial

Outcomes Among Trauma Patients with Duodenal Leak Following Primary vs Complex Repair of Duodenal Injuries

Trauma VTE Prophylaxis based on anti-Xa levels

Antibiotic Usage in Penetrating Traumatic Brain Injuries

Antibiotics for Facial Fractures

Enhanced Recovery after Surgical Trauma

Effectiveness of bleeding control education and take-home bleeding control kits as a harm reduction strategy for victims of penetrating trauma

Relationship between hemoperitoneum and abdominal examinations

Management of civilian penetrating extraperitoneal rectal trauma without fecal diversion

AAST Multi-Center Trial Impact of Time to Surgery in Hypotensive Patients with Non-compressible Torso Hemorrhage

AAST Multi-Center Prospective Analysis of Pre-Hospital Tourniquet Use for Extremity Trauma

Pediatric Firearm-Related Injuries: Taking Kids Out of Harm’s Way

Begins with Targeted Prevention Efforts

A Multicenter Regional Experience of Tourniquets in Acute Trauma Resuscitation: The Who, What, Where, When, and Why

Are Trauma Patients with Known or Confirmed COVID Infection at Higher Risk of DVT/PE than COVID Negative Trauma Patients?

Prospective comparison of a short versus long chest tube water seal trial for traumatic pneumothorax

Damage-Control Thoracotomy in Thoracic Trauma: Does it Decrease

Mortality in Comparison to Definitive Wound Closure Procedures?

Prospective Multicenter Derivation and Validation of a NECROtizing Soft Tissue Infection Severity (NECROSIS) Score

Prospective, observation multi-center analysis of pre-hospital tourniquet use in extremity injury in the Chicagoland area

Participation in the Surgical Education Culture Optimization through targeted intervention based on National comparative Data (SECOND) Trial

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Leadership & Faculty

Grace Chang, MD, FACS

Program Director, Trauma and Critical Care Surgeon, and Clinical Assistant Professor

Patricia Holden

Residency Program Coordinator

Thomas Dekoj, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Current Residents

Taryn Dee, DO

A.T. Still University Of Health Sciences School Of Osteopathic Medicine In Arizona

Meghan Jonikas, MD

Meghan Jonikas, MD

Georgetown University School of Medicine

Joseph Leong, MD

California Northstate University College of Medicine

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