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Research and participation in scholarly activities is an essential component of our residents’ surgical curriculum.  All PGY 1 residents will be required to submit an abstract for publication and / or presentation to a recognized regional, state to national meeting on an interesting case  during the Surgical Education Rotation and complete a research project prior to completing the program and being recommended to the American Board of Surgery.  

Dr. Molkara, Program Director, will coordinate the research program and assist residents in accomplishing this requirement.  All residents will submit the Case Report Approval Form and the Research Requirement Approval Form to Dr. Molkara prior to beginning case reports and research projects. 

Residents will have the opportunity to work with faculty at RUHS, Kaiser, LLUMC and our colleagues at the University of California Riverside.  To aid residents in the development of research projects, lectures on the fundamentals of research, theoretical consideration, hypothesis development, literature analysis, and statistics and data analysis are incorporated in the basic science lecture series during the first year of training.  At the conclusion of the Surgical Education rotation in the PG 1 year, residents will have identified an area of interest for research, a research mentor and developed a research project plan. 

Residents may select to develop their own research project or participate in on-going faculty projects which include:

  • Wound site infection
  • Trauma / Critical Care
  • National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP)
  • Communication and physician / patient relationships

 

Publications: 

Andrew Son, Kristyn Mannoia, Anthony Herrera, Afshin Molkara – Dialysis Access Surgery:  Does Anesthesia Type Affect Maturation and Complication Rates? Published Annals of Vascular Surgery May 2016. PMID: 26965819 

Presentations: 

Kevin Chiang – Does Preoperative Jaundice Increase the Risk of Postoperative Complications after Pancreaticoduodenectomy? Analysis of the ACS NSQIP Database. Poster presentation ACS NSQIP Conference July 2016 – San Diego

Kevin Chiang – Does Metabolic Syndrome Affect the Postoperative Outcomes of Major Cancer Surgery? Analysis of the ACS NSQIP Database. Poster presentation ACS NSQIP Conference July 2016 – San Diego

John Agapian, Monica Camelo, D Ludi, A Depew, H Nguyen, A Molkara – Limitation of Small Chest Tube Use for the Trauma Patient. ACS Annual Scientific Meeting  January 2016 – Santa Barbara

John Agapian, Monica Camelo, Bryan Love, Aron Depew, Henry Nguyen, Afshin Molkara, Dan Ludi – An Actuarial Analysis of Motorcycle Mortality Rates at a University Trauma Center. Poster presentation ACS Annual Scientific Meeting  January 2016 – Santa Barbara

John Agapian, Alicia August, Daniel Ludi, Afshin Molkara – Decreasing the Incidence of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections in the Intensive Care Unit. Poster presentation SCCCM 2016 Critical Care Congress February 2016

Emilio Alonso, Edmund Burke – Severe Hypoglycemia with Nesidioblastosis Post-Gastric Bypass Treated with Subtotal Pancreatectomy. e-Poster presentation IHPBA World Congress Sao Paulo, Brazil April 2016

Emilio Alonso, Edmund Burke – Evidence Based Antiobiotic Prophylaxis and Subcutaneous Closed May Reduce Surgical Site Infection in Contaminated Cases. e-Poster presentation IHPBA World Congress Sao Paulo, Brazil April 2016

Bryan Love – Do Patients with Intracranial Hemorrhage and GCS of 13 or Greater Require ICU Admission? A Retrospective Review. Podium Presentation ACS September 2015, Podium presentation Riverside University Health System Research Symposium May 2016

Bryan Love, Monica Camelo, Dan Ludi – Massive Transfusion Protocol in Trauma Patients:  A Review of Outcomes at a University Trauma Center. Poster presentation Riverside University Health System Research Symposium May 2016

Kevin Chiang, Albert Ko, Gregory Marrujo – Unusual Case of Benign Metastasizing Leiomyoma Presenting as Spontaneous Pneumothorax. Poster presentation Riverside University Health System Research Symposium May 2016

Peter Edpao, Kevin Chiang – Pre-Operative Hyperbilirubinemia and Post-Operative Morbidity Following Cholecystectomy:  An Analysis of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Poster presentation Riverside University Health System Research Symposium May 2016

Monica Camelo, Bryan Love, Albert Ko, Edmund Burke – Indications for a Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration in a Community Hospital Setting:  A Review of a Single-Center's Experience with Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration in the Current Decade. Poster presentation Riverside University Health System Research Symposium May 2016

Francisco Vega, Andrew Son, Sean Satey, Stephanie Yan – Inguinal Hernia Causing Obstructive Uropathy in a Transplanted Kidney with Review of Literature. Poster presentation Riverside University Health System Research Symposium May 2016

Sean Degmetich, Aron Depew - Prospective Evaluation of Limited Transthoracic Echocardiogram in Trauma Resuscitation: An Interim Analysis.  Podium presentation Riverside University Health System Research Symposium May 2016

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Case report Requirement Approval Form
Research Requirement Approval Form