• March 6, 2018

    Program Updates

Below are some of the latest updates from various Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs over the last several months.

The BUMC Faculty Association

For decades, Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, has been dedicated to training house staff and medical students, conducting basic science and clinical research. Currently, Baylor Dallas supports 35 GME programs in addition to the 144 Texas A&M medical students training on our campus.

The BUMC Faculty Association (or as it was formally known, the BUMC Faculty Plan) is coming up on its fourth anniversary. The association was created to identify and recognize everyone involved in academic pursuits in medical education at Baylor Dallas, and to focus on providing resources to help all members in this pursuit.

The BUMC Faculty Association is currently headed by chairman John Preskitt, MD, and co-chair Thi Cao, MD. We hope to continue the legacy of the many faculty who have come before, and who shaped this organization into the premiere academic training institution for which it is recognized. For more information on how you can become part of the Faculty Association, please email BUMCFacultyAssociation@BSWHealth.org.

Faculty Updates

Michael Emmett, MD, chief and program director for the Baylor Dallas Department of Medicine, was recently invited to give major talks at various academic venues: the Charles Swartz Memorial Lecture at Drexel School of Medicine; the Kasperzak Lecture at the Cleveland Clinic; a visiting professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine; and a visiting professor at Harvard Medical School.

He also gave three major presentations at the last American Society of Nephrology Meetings in New Orleans, and more recently, two lectures at the National Kidney Foundation meetings in Austin. In the coming months Dr. Emmett will be the Martin Goldberg Visiting Professor at Temple Medical School and a visiting professor at Rutgers Medical School.

James Fleshman, MD, chief of Surgery, gave a podium presentation at the North Texas Chapter of American of College Surgeons Conference. His topic, “Disease-free survival and local recurrence for laparoscopic resection compared to open resection of stage II-III rectal cancer: Follow-up results of the ACOSOG Z6015 randomized trial,” was accepted for the Presidential Session: Top Abstracts.

The department of Obstetrics & Gynecology recently welcomed their new department chair and chief of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM), Anthony R. Gregg, MD, MBA, FACOG, FACMG. Dr. Gregg recently joined Baylor Dallas from the University of Florida where he served as the chief of MFM and fellowship director of MFM.

Rita Hamilton, DO (96’), program director of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program, was awarded the James J. Peters Distinguished Service Award from the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP). She will accept the award in September at the annual ASCIP meeting in New Orleans and will be providing a keynote address.

Warren Lichliter, MD, FACS, (83’, 84’), received the Faculty Award for the second year in a row as voted on by the Texas A&M Health Science Center – College of Medicine (Dallas campus) medical students.

Alan Menter, MD, chief and program director for the department of Dermatology, was named as a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017-2018. The Marquis Who’s Who honorees are chosen based on their career longevity, philanthropic endeavors and lasting contributions to society. Out of 1.5 million biographies, only a small percentage are selected for the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Among that prestigious group, a handful are chosen to represent Marquis in The Wall Street Journal, including Dr. Menter.

Peter McCullough, MD, MPH, program director of the Cardiology Fellowship Program, and Harold Szerlip, MD, program director for the Nephrology FellowshipProgram, have completed their first year as president and vice president, respectively, of the Cardiorenal Society. The organization has hundreds of professional members and thousands of followers on social medical worldwide. It brings together both specialties in order to support new innovation, research, and improve care for patients with combined heart and kidney disease.

Dr. Szerlip is also the co-chair of the 2018 National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meeting and will be the chair for the 2019 meeting.

Umesh Oza, MD, vice chair of the department of Radiology, recently presented at the 105th Texas Radiological Society (TRS) Annual meeting. Dr. Oza lectured on nuclear radiology and Nuclear Regulatory Commission Review. In addition, a scholarly activity project on “Fostering Radiology Trainee Editors for ACR’s Case in Point” was presented at the annual meeting, which was co-authored by faculty members Michael Opatowsky, MD, and Tom Louis, MD, and current residents Lauren Martinez, MD, Jessica Belmarez, MD, and Jennifer Caero, MD.

Fourth Annual Scholarly Day

The department of Medical Education hosted the fourth annual Scholarly Day in April to showcase the research efforts of the medical students, residents and fellows. There were 40 posters displayed and 17 oral presentations.

Scholarly Day Winners:

Poster – Original Research

  • Medical Student – Aamir Bhimani, The Cavovarus Foot and It’s Association with Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal
  • Resident – Andrew Lichliter, MD, Eighteen-month personnel monitoring dosimetry results using a suspended radiation protection
  • Fellow – Sibi Thomas, MD, Increased 1-Year Mortality when Discharged to Extended Care Facilities after TAVR

Poster – QI

  • Medical Student – Hollie Sheffield, Analysis of Central Line Utilization at Baylor University Medical Center
  • Resident –  William Warshauer, MD, The effects of aprons, Zero Gravity suspended protection system, and mobile shields on radiation exposures to the chest and head of interventional radiologists in clinical practice

Poster – Case Report

  • Medical Student – Case Report  Sima Amin, A case of an unusual presentation of hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma
  • Resident – Allison Cooper, MD, Amyloidosis: a case series and review of available diagnostic methods
  • Fellow – Tuan Tran, MD, Aggressive Low Grade Follicular Lymphoma with “Double Hit” BCL2 and MYC Gene Rearrangements

Orals-Original Research-Round 1

  • Medical Student – Elena Chen, Effects of Recent NRP Guidelines on Nonvigorous Infants Born Through Meconium Stained Amniotic Fluid
  • Resident – Swati Joshipura, MD, Can Cooling the Uterus during Cesarean Delivery Reduce Blood Loss, Drug Use, and the Risk of Hysterectomy in Women with Dysfunctional Labor?

Orals-Case Report-Round 1

  • Medical Student – Elena Chen, An unusual case of IgM plasma cell myeloma with IGH/MYC translocation
  • Resident – Julia Berry, MD, Ossifying Thymoma Associated with Multiple Paraneoplastic Syndromes and Death
  • Fellow – Kristyn Mannoia, MD, Tibial Angioplasty and Drug-Eluting Stents

Orals-Round 1

  • Resident – QI – James Rizkalla, MD, Mobilization after Hip Fractures on Day of Surgery May Reduce Inpatient Stay and Costs
  • Fellow – Avery Smith, MD, Deaths Associated with Insertion of Nasogastric Tubes for Enteral Nutrition

Orals-Round 2

  • Medical Student – Elena Chen, Effects of Recent NRP Guidelines on Nonvigorous Infants Born Through Meconium Stained Amniotic Fluid
  • Resident – Dr. Swati Joshipura, Can Cooling the Uterus during Cesarean Delivery Reduce Blood Loss, Drug Use, and the Risk of Hysterectomy in Women with Dysfunctional Labor?

Orals-Round 3

  • Fellow – Kristyn Mannoia, Tibial Angioplasty and Drug-Eluting Stents

Orals-Finalist

  • Resident – Original Research – Dr. Swati Joshipura, Can Cooling the Uterus during Cesarean Delivery Reduce Blood Loss, Drug Use, and the Risk of Hysterectomy in Women with Dysfunctional Labor?

Orals – Finalist Winner: Dr. Swati Joshipura and DIO Dr. Cristie Columbus

Other Scholarly Activities

  • Szerlip H, Bihorac A, Chang S, et al. Effect of disease severity on survival in patients receiving angiotensin II for vasodilatory shock. Society of Critical Care Medicine, San Antonio, TX, February 2018. (received the Star Award).
  • The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology had a publication accepted to Early Human Development, “Effect of Delay in Cord Clamping, 45 sec vs 60 sec. on Very Preterm Singleton Infants.” Arpitha Chiruvola, MD, Elise Elliott, MD, Robert Inzer, MD, Diana Rich.
  • As the winner of the 2017 competition, the Diagnostic Radiology program is responsible for presenting the cases for the 2018 competition at the 66th Annual Association of University Radiologist meeting. Andrew Lichliter, MD, (R3) will present the cases for the Vydareny Imaging Interpretation Competition. Jennifer Caero, MD, will be presenting two scholarly activity projects. The first is a poster with Umesh Oza, MD, showcasing postoperative findings of the reconstructed breast on PET CT. The second poster is with Joseph Philip, MD, and Umesh Oza, MD, demonstrating education of fourth year medical students at a hybrid academic/private radiology program.
  • (Surgical Critical Care) Culp BL, Roden-Foreman JW, Bennett M, Rainey EE, Powers MB, Foreman ML, Petrey LB, Warren AM. Better with Age? A Comparison of Geriatric and Non-geriatric Trauma Patient’s Psychological Outcomes at Six Months Post Injury. Under review, Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2017.
  • (Orthopedics) Drs. Jaffe, Vier (PGY-3) and Royer article, “Unipolar Allograft Reconstruction for Post-traumatic Avascular Necrosis of the Distal Tibia: A Review of the Literature, Technique, and Case Series,” was accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Foot & Ankle Surgery.
  • (PM&R) Dr. Justin Bishop, physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) resident, has been appointed by the AAPM&R Executive Committee to serve as a member of the Academy’s Graduate Medical Education Committee.

Department of Surgery 

  • The abstract, Minimally Invasive Conversion of Sleeve Gastrectomy to Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for Intractable Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Short Term Outcome, by Lauren Kastner (presenter), Daniel Davis, and Steven Leeds was presented in April at the SAGES International Annual Conference.
  • Mencio, M., Burdick, J.S., Ontiveros, E., Leeds, S.G. (2017, February). Stick a Sponge in It: Novel Management of Gastrointestinal Defects in the Chest, Abdomen and Pelvis. Poster presentation at the North Texas American College of Surgeons, Austin, TX.
  • Mencio, M., Burdick, J.S., Ontiveros, E., Leeds, S.G. Use of a Novel Technique to Manage Gastrointestinal Leaks with Endoluminal Negative Pressure: A Single Institution Experience. (2017, March). Oral presentation at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Houston, TX.
  • Still, S., Mencio, M., Ontiveros, E., Burdick, J., Leeds, S.G. (2017, March). Primary and Rescue Endolumenal Vacuum (EVAC) Therapy in the Management of Esophageal Perforations and Leaks. Oral presentation at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Houston, TX.
  • Steven Leeds. Mind the GAP: Current Treatment Alternatives for GERD Patients Failing Medical Treatment and Not Ready for a Fundoplication. Poster presentation at the ACS NTX and DDW.
  • Sarah Mustafa. Integration of Structured Robotic Curriculum Improves General Surgery Resident Education. Poster presentation at the ACS NTX and Baylor GME Academic Research Day.
  • Tareq Hassan. Endoscopic Removal of Non-eroded Non-adjustable Gastric Bands Using Induced Mucosal Erosion with a Stent and Review of the Literature. Oral presentation at the Temple Research Day in April.
  • Kyle Szymanski. Endolumenal Vacuum Therapy and Fistulojejunostomy in the Management of Sleeve Gastrectomy Staple Line Leaks. Poster presentation at the Temple Research Day in April.
  • Suraj Sulhan. Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Esophagus after Adalimumab Treatment for Psoriatic Arthritis from Human Papillomavirus Activation. Poster presentation at the Temple Research Day in April.
  • Gabriel Gonzalez presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society on April 25. His project, done with Dr. Duane, is Measuring Provider Compliance with an Institution-Based Clinical Pathway for Diverticulitis Using Radiological Criteria.
  • Szymanski, K., Ontiveros, E., Burdick, J. S., Davis, D., & Leeds, S. G. (2018). Endolumenal Vacuum Therapy and Fistulojejunostomy in the Management of Sleeve Gastrectomy Staple Line Leaks. Case Reports in Surgery, 2018. (K. Szymanski is a Texas A&M medical student.)
  • Still, S. Mencio, M., Ontiveros, E., Burdick, J., Leeds, S.G. (In Press) Primary and Rescue Endolumenal Vacuum (EVAC) Therapy in the Management of Esophageal Perforations and Leaks. Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
  • Mencio, M., Burdick, J.S., Ontiveros, E., Leeds, S.G. (2018) Use of a Novel Technique to Manage Gastrointestinal Leaks with Endoluminal Negative Pressure: A Single Institution Experience. Surgical Endoscopy.
  • Leeds, S.G., Burdick, J.S., Ogola, G.O., Ontiveros, E. (2017). Comparison of outcomes of Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy Versus Per-oral Endoscopic Myotomy for Management of Achalasia. Baylor Proceedings.
  • Leeds, S.G., Wooley, L., Sankaranarayanan, G., Daoud, Y., Fleshman, J., & Chauhan, S. (2017). Learning Curve Associated with an Automated Laparoscopic Suturing Device Compared with Laparoscopic Suturing. Surgical Innovation, 24(2), 109-114.