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Residents are involved in varying facets of clinical research, from retrospective chart review to database analysis. Although there is no year dedicated to lab research, residents are involved in several research projects with assistance from faculty members. Examples include:

  • Ghanem O, Doyle C, Sebastian R, Park A. Dig Surg, Mar 2015; 32(2):124-128; New Surgical Approach for Giant Paraesophageal Hernia Repair: Closure of the Esophageal Hiatus Anteriorly Using the Left Triangular Ligament.
  • Sebastian R, Ghanem O, DiRoma F, Milner SM, Price LA. Burns. 2015 Mar;41(2):e4-7; Pulmonary embolism in burns, is there an evidence based prophylactic recommendation? Case report and review of literature.
  • Cha E, Al-Bahri S, Burgoyne G, (2015, April) Terminal Ileostomy and On-table Enteroscopy – A Novel Approach for Retrieval of Foreign Bodies in the Difficult Abdomen (SAGES – Nashville, Tennessee) – Poster
  • Kishiyama K, Burgoyne G, Heitmiller R (2015, May) Trends and Characteristics of Hepatic Abscess: a 5 year Inpatient Review (Digestive Diseases Week – Washington DC) – Poster
  • HR Zahiri DO, US Sibia MD, IW Gilbert, O Ghanem MD, A Park MD, I Belyansky MD (2015, April):  Operative and Quality of Life Assessment Post Abdominal Wall Reconstruction with Nonabsorbable Mesh for Ventral and Incisional Hernias (World Hernia Congress - Milan, Italy)
  • Ghanem O, Slater J, Singh P, Heitmiller R, DiRocco J - Pedunculated colonic lipoma prolapsing through the anus, World Journal of Clinical Cases, WJCC, 3(5), 457
  • Sebastian R, Ghanem O, Diroma F, Milner SM, Gerold KB, Price LA. Burns. 2014 Oct 14; Percutaneous pigtail catheter in the treatment of pneumothorax in major burns: The best alternative? Case report and review of literature.
  • Mursleen A, Tran HT, Ghanem O, Farha M; (2014, December) Papillary Breast Lesions: Association with Malignancy and Upgrade Rates on Surgical Excision (San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium – San Antonio Texas) - Poster
  • Khalid AS, Ghanem OM, Mojtaba Gashti S, Endovascular repair of a large profunda femoris artery pseudoaneurysm. - Case Rep Vasc Med. 2014;2014:716752. PMID: 24716098 [PubMed]
  • Ghanem O, Al-Bahri S, Farha P, Farha M, (2014, May) Comparison of Radiologic Modalities in the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer (American Society of Breast Surgeons - Las Vegas, NV).
  • Al-Bahri S, Ghanem O, Skaryak L, Farha M, (2014 – February) An aggressive approach to recurrent loco-regional breast cancer is advisable in select cases (SESC – Savannah, GA).
  • S Sahajwani, S Al-Bahri, DV Nasrallah, (2014, February) Acquired Paraduodenal Hernia Presenting as Early Postoperative Small Bowel Obstruction (SESC – Savannah, GA).
  • S. Al-Bahri, A. Tariq, B. Lowentritt, and D. V. Nasrallah, Giant Bilateral Adrenal Myelolipoma with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Case Reports in Surgery, vol. 2014, Article ID 728198, 5 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/728198
  • Al-Bahri S, Burgoyne G. (2014, April) Meckel’s Diverticulum – An Inpatient Analysis (SAGES – Salt Lake City, UT) – Poster
  • JC Slater MD; GB Burgoyne MD; AS Kainth; SM Gashti DO. (2014, February) Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Impact of Weekend Admission(Southeastern Surgical Congress – Savannah, GA) – Poster
  • JC Slater MD; GB Burgoyne MD; AS Kainth; SM Gashti DO. (2014, February) Effect of Hospital Characteristics on Patient Outcomes in Ruptured Abdominal AorticAneurysms(Southeastern Surgical Congress – Savannah, GA) – Poster
  • J. C. Slater, S. Sahajwani, J.L. Zapas. (2014, January) - Increasing Rates Of Shave Biopsy In The Diagnosis Of Melanoma: Factors Contributing To Upstaging. (AAS – San Diego, CA) - Talk
  • Burgoyne GB, Heitmiller RF. (2014, February) Chief Resident Service: A Tool for Continuity of Care. (Southeastern Surgical Congress – Savannah, GA) – Poster
  • Slater J, Burgoyne GB, Abdullah M, Gashti SM. (2013, October)  Primary Tangential Excision of Aneurysmal Arteriovenous Fistulae to Preserve Hemodialysis Access. (American College of Surgeons – Washington D.C.) – Poster
  • Burgoyne GB, Bressner J, Heitmiller RF. (2013, October) Zenker's Diverticuli – A Ten Year Analysis.(American College of Surgeons – Washington D.C.) – Poster
  • Al-Bahri S, Burgoyne GB, Kainth A, Gupta V. (2013, October) Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma in the Elderly.(American College of Surgeons – Washington D.C.) – Poster
  • Muresan C,  Brownstein GM, Shureih SF. Abdominoplasty Derived Dermal-Fat Graft Augmentation Gluteoplasty. Aesthetic Surg J. 2013 July - Submitted
  • Burgoyne GB, Heitmiller RF. (2013, May) Gallstone Ileus – Impact of Cholecystectomy during the Initial Hospital Visit. (Digestive Diseases Week – Orlando, FL) - Poster
  • Burgoyne GB, Heitmiller RF. (2013, April) Clostridium Difficile Associated Colitis: A 10 year analysis of trends and characteristics. (SAGES Annual Meeting - Baltimore, MD) - Poster
  • Al-Bahri S, Burgoyne GB, Gupta V. (2013, February) Operative Management of a Giant Lipoma of the Upper Back. (Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Meeting - Jacksonville, FL) - Poster
  • Burgoyne GB, Heitmiller RF, Zapas JL. (2013, February) Increasing Costs of Surgical Care: An Analysis of the Treatment of Gallstone Ileus over the last decade. (Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Meeting - Jacksonville, FL) - Poster
  • Burgoyne GB, Heitmiller RF. (2013, February) Clostridium Difficile Associated Colitis: A 10 year analysis of trends and characteristics. (Baltimore Academy of Surgeons – Winner of Resident Research Competition)
  • Cholecystenteric fistula: the spectrum of disease and treatment modalities. Casasanta M, Mello M, Aghazarian S, Zapas J. Am Surg. 2012 May;78(5):E267-9
  • Chief Resident Clinic: A Model of Continuity of Care. Belyansky I, Burgoyne G, Heitmiller RF. Poster Presentation at ACS Clinical Congress, Washington DC, 2010
  • A reappraisal of the free groin flap in aesthetic craniofacial reconstruction. Muresan C, Dorafshar AH, Rodriguez ED. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Feb;68(2):175-9.
  • Forehead reconstruction with microvascular flaps: utility of aesthetic subunits. Muresan C, Hui-Chou HG, Dorafshar AH, Manson PN, Rodriguez ED. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2012 Jun;28(5):319-26. 2012 Apr 20.
  • Surgical relief work in Haiti: a practical resident learning experience. Belyansky I, Williams KB, Gashti M, Heitmiller RF. J Surg Educ. 2011 May-Jun;68(3):213-7. 2011 Mar 2.
  • Percutaneous Removal of an IVC Filter from the Right Atrium. Heiraty P, Casasanta M, Gashti M, Wang J. Endovascular Today, August 2011
  • A look at Proximal Subclavian Artery Occlusive Disease. Duson S, Gashti M. EndoVascular Today, June 2012

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