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Resident Research

Research Assignments:  Academic Year 2016-2017

Magdalene Brooke, M.D.
Host Institution: UCSF-East Bay 
Advisor: Gregory Victorino, MD
Area of Investigation: Trauma Research

Kate Chomsky- Higgins, M.D.
Host Institution: UCSF, Department of Surgery
Advisor: Insoo Suh, MD
Area of Investigation: Cost- effectiveness analysis in endocrine surgery, novel methods for intraoperative nerve monitoring (IONM) in thyroid and parathyoid surgery, laryngeal ultrasound for assessment of vocal cord function.

Laura Hyde, M.D.
Host Institution: Columbia University, Breast & Colorectal Surgery 
Advisor: P. Ravi Kiran, MD
Area of Investigation: Colorectal surgery outcomes

Ashley Morgan, M.D.
Host Institution: San Francisco VAMC, Cardiothoracic Department
Advisor: Curt Wozniak, MD, Elaine Tseng, MD, Mark Ratcliffe, MD
Area of Investigation: Curriculum for TAVR Replacement

Robert Tessler, M.D.
Host Institution: University of Washington/ Seattle Children's Hospital
Advisor: Frederick P. Rivara, MD, Adam Goldin, MD
Area of Investigation: Pediatric injury prevention, outcomes in pediatric general and thoracic surgery

Yasmin Zerhouni, M.D.
Host Institution: Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Advisor: Adil Haider, MD, MPH
Area of Investigation: Global Surgery, disparities in surgical care

Research Assignments:  Academic Year 2015-2016

Magdalene Brooke, M.D.
Host Institution: UCSF-East Bay 
Advisor: Gregory Victorino, MD
Area of Investigation: Trauma Research

Jahanara Graf, M.D.
Host Institution: UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
Advisor: Christopher Newton, MD
Area of Investigation: Establishment of the utility of FAST examination in pediatric blunt abdominal trauma patients

Amanda Green, M.D.
Host Institution: UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital/ UCSF-East Bay 
Advisor: Christopher Newton, MD/ Richard Godfrey, MD
Area of Investigation: Pediatric Surgery Outcomes/ Granulomatous Mastitis

Ashley Morgan, M.D.
Host Institution: San Francisco VAMC, Cardiothoracic Department
Advisor: Curt Wozniak, MD, Elaine Tseng, MD, Mark Ratcliffe, MD
Area of Investigation: Curriculum for TAVR Replacement

Research Assignments:  Academic Year 2014-2015

Vincent Chong, M.D.
Host Institution: UCSF-East Bay
Advisor: Dr. Victorino, MD
Area of Investigation: Trauma Outcomes and Violence Prevention

Shailvi Gupta, M.D.
Host Institution: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Advisor: TBD
Area of Investigation: Masters in Public Health, Global Health Scholarship

Joanna Lim, M.D.
Host Institution: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Advisor: Henri Ford, MD, MHA
Area of Investigation: The Microbiota of Necrotizing Enterocolitis

David Martin, M.D.
Host Institution: Oregon Health and Science University
Advisor: Martin Schreiber, MD
Area of Investigation: Trauma Research

Nina Tamirisa, M.D.
Host Institution: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Advisor: Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD
Area of Investigation: Clinical Outcomes in Surgical Oncology
NIH Training Grant: T32 Gastrointestinal Research Fellowship Grant

William Wood, M.D.
Host Institution: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Clinical Scholars Program at University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Advisor: Rodney A. Hayward, M.D., Director
Area of Investigation: Outcomes Research in Surgery

Research Assignments:  Academic Year 2013-2014

Vincent Chong, M.D.
Host Institution: UCSF-East Bay
Advisor: Dr. Victorino
Area of Investigation: Trauma Outcomes and Violence Prevention

Shailvi Gupta, M.D.
Host Institution: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Advisor: TBD
Area of Investigation: Masters in Public Health, Global Health Scholarship

Wayne Lee, M.D.
Host Institution: UCSF East Bay Surgery, Oakland, CA
Advisor: Gregory Victorino, MD, Terrence Liu, MD
Area of Investigation: Trauma Clinical Research

Joanna Lim, M.D.
Host Institution: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Advisor: Henri Ford, MD, MHA
Area of Investigation: The Microbiota of Necrotizing Enterocolitis

David Martin, M.D.
Host Institution: Oregon Health and Science University
Advisor: Martin Schreiber, MD
Area of Investigation: Trauma Research

Abhisek Parmar, M.D.
Host Institution: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Advisor: Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD
Area of Investigation: Clinical Outcomes in Surgical Oncology
NIH Training Grant: T32 Gastrointestinal Research Fellowship Grant


Nina Tamirisa, M.D.
Host Institution: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Advisor: Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD
Area of Investigation: Clinical Outcomes in Surgical Oncology
NIH Training Grant: T32 Gastrointestinal Research Fellowship Grant

William Wood, M.D.
Host Institution: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Clinical Scholars Program at University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Advisor: Rodney A. Hayward, M.D., Director
Area of Investigation: Outcomes Research in Surgery

Research Assignments:  Academic Year 2012-2013

Robert Bell, M.D.
Host Institution: Children's Hospital and Research Center, Oakland 
Advisors:  Wolfgang Stehr, MD; Frans Kuypers, PhD
Area of Investigation: Metabolic and Inflammatory Mediators in Critical Illness

Leah Candell, M.D.
Host Institution:  University of California, San Francisco 
Department of Endocrine Surgery
Advisor:  Quan-Yang Duh, MD
Area of Investigation: Cellular Senescence and Thyroid Proliferative Diseases

Arturo Garcia, M.D.
Host Institution: UCSF-East Bay/Alameda County Medical Center
Advisor: Gregory Victorino, MD
Area of Investigation: Trauma Outcomes and Mediators of Inflammation
NIH Training Grant T32 Trauma Training Grant

Abhishek Parmar, M.D.
Host Institution:  University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Advisor:   Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD
Area of Investigation: Clinical Outcomes in Surgical Oncology
NIH Training Grant:  T32 Gastrointestinal Research Fellowship Grant

Randi Smith, M.D.
Host Institution:  University of California, San Francisco
Departments of Surgery and Global Health Sciences
Advisors: Rochelle Dicker, MD; Teri Reynolds, MD
Area of Investigation: Trauma Outcomes, Injury Prevention, Global Surgery
NIH Training Grant:   T32 Trauma Training Grant

Research Assignments:  Academic Year 2011-2012

Robert Bell, M.D.
Host Institution: Children's Hospital and Research Center, Oakland 
Advisors:  Wolfgang Stehr, MD; Frans Kuypers, PhD
Area of Investigation: Metabolic and Inflammatory Mediators in Critical Illness

Arturo Garcia, M.D.
Host Institution: UCSF-East Bay/Alameda County Medical Center
Advisor: Gregory Victorino, MD
Area of Investigation: Trauma Outcomes and Mediators of Inflammation

Laurel Imhoff, M.D.
Host Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Advisors:  Madhulika Varma, MD; Douglas Bauer, MD
Area of Investigation: Colo-rectal Surgery and Clinical Research

Eric Kubat, M.D.
Host Institution:  University of California, San Francisco
Advisor:  Aditi Bhargava PhD; Kim Kirkwood MD 
Area of Investigation:  Neurobiology of Gastrointestinal Inflammatory Disorders 

Rhiana Menen, M.D.
Host Institution: University of California, San Diego
Advisor: Michael Bouvet, MD
Area of Investigation: Fluorescence-guided Surgery and Laparoscopy for Pancreatic Cancer

Emily Miraflor, M.D.
Host Institution:UCSF-East Bay/Alameda County Medical Center
Advisor: Gregory Victorino, MD
Area of Investigation: Trauma Outcomes and Mediators of Inflammation

Samuel Schecter, M.D.
Host Institution: UCSF - Division of Pediatric Surgery/Fetal Treatment Center
Advisor: Doug Miniati, M.D.
Area of Investigation: Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Pulmonary Physiology and  Developmental Biology
NIH Training Grant: T32 Trauma Training Grant

Randi Smith, M.D.
Host Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Departments of Surgery and Global Health Sciences
Advisors: Rochelle Dicker, MD; Teri Reynolds, MD
Area of Investigation:Trauma Outcomes, Injury Prevention, Global Surgery
NIH Training Grant: T32 Trauma Training Grant

Eric Stanelle, M.D.
Host Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
Advisor: Michael P. La Quaglia, MD
Area of Investigation: Clinical Research Fellow, Pediatric Surgical Oncology

Louise Yeung, M.D.
Host Institution: UCSF-East Bay/Alameda County Medical Center
Advisor: Gregory Victorino, MD
Area of Investigation: Trauma Outcomes and Mediators of Inflammation

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