Recent Resident Publications

2021-2022 Academic Year

De Leo N, Melillo A, Zhang P, Badach J, Miller H, Lin A, Williamson J,

Ghobrial G, Gaughan J, Krishnadoss V, Noshadi I, Brown SA, Carpenter JP.

Development of a Model for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in Swine. J Surg Res. 2021

Dec;268:79-86. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2021.05.047. Epub 2021 Jul 18. PMID: 34289418.


 Batchu S, Hakim A, Henry OS, Madzo J, Atabek U, Spitz FR, Hong YK.

Transcriptome-guided resolution of tumor microenvironment interactions in

pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma subtypes. J Endocrinol Invest. 2022

May;45(5):989-998. doi: 10.1007/s40618-021-01729-8. Epub 2022 Jan 28. PMID:



 Linden K, Melillo A, Gaughan J, Obinero C, Kellish A, Wozniak MR, Patel RM,

Pandya V, Atabek U, Spitz F, Hong YK. The Role of Neoadjuvant Versus Adjuvant

Therapy for Duodenal Adenocarcinoma: A National Cancer Database Propensity Score

Matched Analysis. Am Surg. 2021 Jul;87(7):1066-1073. doi:

10.1177/0003134820954821. Epub 2020 Dec 9. PMID: 33291951.


McCloskey D, Linden K, Lin A, Zhang P, Schweinsburg J, Melillo A, Wang H,

Barroeta J, Brown S, Carpenter J, Spitz F, Shersher D. Human Adipose Derived

Stem Cells Enhance Healing in a Rat Model of Esophageal Injury with Stent. J

Surg Res. 2021 Nov;267:458-466. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2021.05.035. Epub 2021 Jul 7.

PMID: 34243035.


Miller H, Bush KM, Betances A, Kota R, Wu S, De Leo N, Gaughan J, Bonawitz

S. Effect of Daily Dosage of Morphine Milligram Equivalents on Free Flap

Complications: A Single-Institution Retrospective Study. J Plast Reconstr

Aesthet Surg. 2021 Oct;74(10):2486-2494. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2021.03.028. Epub

2021 Apr 8. PMID: 33935007.


 Miller H, Bush K, Delancy M, De Leo N, Joshi H, Saracco B, Adams A, Gaughan J,

Bonawitz S. Effect of preoperative radiation on free flap outcomes for head and

neck reconstruction: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis. J Plast

Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2022 Feb;75(2):743-752. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2021.09.050.

Epub 2021 Oct 23. PMID: 34810143.


Brajcich BC, Platoff RM, Thompson VM, Hall B, Ko CY, Pitt HA. Hyperamylasemia

grade versus drain fluid amylase: which better predicts pancreatectomy outcomes?

HPB (Oxford). 2022 Jan 3:S1365-182X(21)01743-3. doi: 10.1016/j.hpb.2021.12.017.

Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35034836


 Platoff R, Villalobos MA, Hagaman AR, Liu Y, Matthews M, DiSanto ME,

Carpenter JP, Zhang P. Effects of radiation and chemotherapy on adipose stem

cells: Implications for use in fat grafting in cancer patients. World J Stem

Cells. 2021 Aug 26;13(8):1084-1093. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v13.i8.1084. PMID:

34567427; PMCID: PMC8422936.


 Platoff RM, Lou J, Bush K, Zhu C, Spitz E, Gaughan JP, Atabek U, Spitz F, Hong YK

Gastric Neuroendocrine Tumor Treatment and Survival Outcome Depends on Facility Type. Am Surg. 2022

Jun 19:31348221109460. doi: 10.1177/00031348221109460. Online ahead of print.


Sandilos G, Zhu C, Giugliano DN, Kwiatt M, Wang YR, Hunter K, McClane SJ.

Risk Factors Associated with the Development of Colorectal Anastomotic

Strictures Prior to Diverting Loop Ileostomy Reversal. Am Surg. 2022 Jan

22:31348221075785. doi: 10.1177/00031348221075785. Epub ahead of print. PMID:



 Crudeli C, Zilberman B, Williams J, Burg J, Shersher D. COVID-19's impact on

lung tissue: A case report. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2022 Mar;92:106905. doi:

10.1016/j.ijscr.2022.106905. Epub 2022 Mar 1. PMID: 35251905; PMCID: PMC8886685.


 Zilberman B, Kooragayala K, Lou J, Ghobrial G, De Leo N, Emery R, Ostrovsky O, Zhang P, Platoff R, Zhu C,

Hunter K, Delong D, Hong Y, Brown SA, Carpenter JP. Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Utilizing Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal

Stem Cells in a Porcine Model.  J Surg Res. 2022 May 25;278:247-256. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2022.04.064. Online ahead of print. 


 Zhu C, Platoff R, Ghobrial G, Saddemi J, Evangelisti T, Bucher E, Saracco B,

Adams A, Kripalani S, Atabek U, Spitz FR, Hong YK. What to do When Decompressive

Gastrostomies and Jejunostomies are not Options? A Scoping Review of

Transesophageal Gastrostomy Tubes for Advanced Malignancies. Ann Surg Oncol.

2022 Jan;29(1):262-271. doi: 10.1245/s10434-021-10667-x. Epub 2021 Sep 21. PMID:



 Zhu C, Hong YK. ASO Author Reflections: Improving Quality of Life for

Patients With Malignant Bowel Obstructions: A Role for Transesophageal

Gastrostomy Tubes. Ann Surg Oncol. 2022 Jan;29(1):272-273. doi:

10.1245/s10434-021-10816-2. Epub 2021 Sep 22. PMID: 34550477.


 Zhu C, McCloskey D, Sandilos G, Zilberman B, Crudeli C, Hunter K, Mitchell

T, Burg JM, Shersher DD. The State of Racial and Gender Diversity In

Cardiothoracic Surgery Training. Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Apr

6:S0003-4975(22)00482-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2022.02.083. Epub ahead of

print. PMID: 35398039.


 Zhu C, Sandilos G, Henry O, Sensenig R, Gaughan J, Spitz F, Atabek U, Hong

Y. Medicaid expansion is associated with earlier diagnosis of gastric cancer. Am

J Surg. 2022 Feb 5:S0002-9610(22)00061-7. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2022.02.002.

Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35148884.