2023 Research Day Surgery Presentations

March 24, 2023
College of Medicine Research Day

2023 College of Medicine - Tucson Research Day Surgery Presenters

Find the list of surgery researchers prsenting at Research Day below. For a full agenda and to RSVP, please visit https://medicine.arizona.edu/research-day-2023#schedule.

Data Blitz Theme: Surgery
7-7:20 a.m.

Session Host: Geoffrey Gurtner, MD, MBA (Surgery) Location: HSIB Forum

3D Printed Polymer Scaffold Supports Full Regeneration of Critical Size Bone Defect and Supports Ad Lib Activity
Gerardo Figueroa, BME Student, Orthopedic Surgery/Biomedical Engineering

Application of Avena Sativa Derived Therapeutics b-Glucan and Avenanthramide Accelerate Wound Healing via Distinct and Nonoverlapping Mechanisms
Hudson Kussie, BS, Surgery

Traumatic Brain Injury Induced Coagulopathy
Adam Nelson, MD, Surgery

Comprehensive Transcriptomic Characterization of Diabetic Wound Healing Using Single Cell RNA Sequencing
Mansi Singh, MS, Biomedical Engineering

Data Blitz Theme: Research to Optimize Health Throughout the Lifespan I
9-10:15 a.m.

How Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Procedure Type Affect Postoperative Complications in Bariatric Surgery Patients: A 7-Year Analysis of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Database (2015 - 2021)
Ahmad Omid Rahimi, MD, Surgery

Data Blitz Theme: Research to Optimize Health Throughout the Lifespan II
9-10:15 a.m.

When Pandemic Meets a Neglected Epidemic: COVID-19 and Trauma
Qaidar Alizai, MD, Surgery

A Rare Presentation of Primary Thymic Small Cell Carcinoma Found After Trauma: A Case Report
Kayla Iannarelli, MD, MHS, Surgery

Should We Be More Aggressive? NCDB Analysis of Multi-Modality Care for Distant Lymph Node Metastatic Disease in Younger Patients
Kevin Wang, MD, Surgery

Data Blitz Theme: Medical Student Research Program
9-10:15 a.m.

Session Host: Marlys H. Witte, MD, Surgery

Endothelial Specific CXCL12 Regulates Neovascularization Through Fibroblast VEGF Signaling During Tissue Repair and Regeneration
Andrew Hostler, MD Candidate

Outcomes of Geriatric Burn Patients Presenting to the Trauma Service: A Nationwide Analysis
Ben Litmanovich, MD

Data Blitz Theme: Innovative Medical Research
10:30-11:45 a.m.

Twice Applied Nanosilk Cream Protects Against Pressure Ulcer Progression
Anisha Apte, MD, Surgery

Cognitive Effects of Carotid Revascularization in Octogenarians
Bahaa Succar, MD, Surgery

Special Session: Advancing SAVAHCS Research
10:30-11:45 a.m.

Nanoprinting Applications in Building Kidneys
Kyle Koss, PhD, Surgery

Data Blitz Theme: Trauma & Vascular Disease Research
10:30-11:45 a.m.

Variable Effects of Vascular Comorbidities on AD Risk in Males vs Females
Daniela Acosta, MD, Surgery

Trauma Laparotomy for the Cirrhotic Patient: An Outcome-Based Analysis
Malak Akl, MD, Candidate

The Volume-Outcome Relationship for Surgical Stabilization of Rib Fractures: A Call for the Regionalization of Operative Rib Fracture Care
Mariam Astarabadi, MD, MS, Surgery

Outcomes of Nonoperative Versus Operative Management of Pancreatic Injuries
Sai Krishna Bhogadi, MD, Surgery

The Implications of Malnutrition on Outcomes of Older Adult Trauma Patients: Secondary Analysis of the AAST Frailty MIT
Khaled El-Qawaqzeh, MD, Surgery

The RABT Score Outperforms the ABC Score in Predicting Massive Transfusion for Older Adult Trauma Patients: Secondary Analysis of a Multi-Institutional Trial
Hamidreza Hosseinpour, MD, Surgery

Special Session: Innovations and Inventions
4-5:15 p.m.

Session Host: Jason A. Wertheim, MD, PhD (Surgery)

Development of Therapeutics Targeting Inflammatory Diseases
Kenneth Liechty, MD, Surgery