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Research Assignments

2017-2018

ResidentHost InstitutionAdvisorResearch Area
Jessica Brown, MD Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA Tracy Grikscheit, MD Tissue Regeneration 
Kate Chomsky-Higgins, MD UCSF, Department of Surgery Insoo Suh, MD Cost-effectiveness analysis in endocrine surgery, novel methods for intraoperative nerve monitoring (IONM) in thyroid and parathyroid surgery, laryngeal ultrasound for assessment of vocal cord function.
Michelle Huyser, MD Phoenix Indian Medical Center Matt Cusick, MD Native American Outcomes in Surgery
Laura Hyde, MD Columbia University, Breast & Colorectal Surgery P. Ravi Kiran, MD Colorectal Surgery Outcomes
Robert Tessler, MD University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital Frederick P. Rivara, MD, Adam Goldin, MD Pediatric Injury Prevention, outcomes in pediatric general and thoracic surgery
Kara Rothenberg, MD Stanford University Oliver Aalami, MD Peripheral Vascular Disease
Yasmin Zerhouni, MD Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Adil Haider, MD, MPH Global Surgery, disparities in surgical care

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

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

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

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

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

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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