Chief Resident Productivity

Our residents are actively involved in research and looking to solve complex medical questions. Read more about the research our current Chief Residents have been involved with during their time at Duke.

Becerra D, Linge H, Jeffs S, Roberts S, O J, Ott HC. “Normothermic Liquid Ventilation Attenuates Ischemia Reperfusion Injury in Isolated Rat Lungs.” ASAIO J. SUBMITTED

Becerra D, Wu T, Jeffs S, Ott HC. “High-Throughput Culture Method of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Alveolar Epithelial Cells.” Tissue Eng. Part C Methods. 2021 Dec 1. PMID: 34751582

Kintano K, Ohata K, Economopoulos KP, Gorman DE, Gilpin SE, Becerra DC, Ott HC. “Orthotopic transplantation of human bioartificial lung grafts in a porcine model: A feasibility study.” Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 10. PMID: 33713829.

Becerra D, Jeffs S, Wojtkiewicz G, Ott H. “Characterization of an elastase-induced emphysema model in immune-deficient rats.” Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 Nov 3. PMID: 33141186.

Jawitz OK, Raman V, Becerra D, Doberne J, Choi AY, Halpern SE, Klapper JA, Hartwig MG. “Lung transplantation after ex vivo lung perfusion: Early outcomes from a US national registry.” Ann Surg. 2020 Jul 23. PMID: 32740244.

Jawitz OK, Raman V, Becerra D, Klapper J, Hartwig M. “Factors associated with short vs long term survival following lung transplant.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Oct 7. PMID: 33168166.

Turner MC, Becerra D, Sun Z, Watson J, Leung K, Migaly J, Mantyh CR, Blazer DG. “The side of the primary tumor affects overall survival in colon adenocarcinoma: an analysis of the national cancer database.” Tech Coloproctol. 2019 Jun 12. PMID: 31190234.

Mulvihill MS, Cox ML, Becerra DC, Voigt S, Watson J, Yerokun BA, Speicher PJ, Klapper J, D’Amico T, Hartwig MG. “Higher Use of Surgery Confers Superior Survival in Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.” Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Nov;106(5):1533-1540. PMID: 29959940.

Jester AL, Chung CW, Becerra DC, Molly Kilbane E, House MG, Zyromski NJ, Max Schmidt C, Nakeeb A, Ceppa EP. “The Impact of Hepaticojejunostomy Leaks After Pancreatoduodenectomy: a Devastating Source of Morbidity and Mortality.” J Gastrointest Surg. 2017 Jun;12(6): 1017-1024. PMID: 28342120.

Bauman MD, Becerra DC, Kilbane EM, Zyromski NJ, Schmidt CM, Pitt HA, Nakeeb A, House MG, Ceppa EP. “Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy for Pancreatic Cancer is Safe and Effective.” Surg Endosc. 2017 Jun 22. PMID: 28643065.

Ceppa EP, McCurdy RM, Becerra DC, Kilbane EM, Zyromski NJ, Schmidt, Lillemoe, Pitt HA, House MG. “Does Pancreatic Stump Closure Method Influence Distal Pancreatectomy Outcomes?” J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 Aug; 19(8):1449-56. PMID: 25903852.

Charlagorla P, Becerra D, Patel PM, Hoyer M, Darragh RK. “Native Pulmonary Vein Stenosis: Encouraging Mid-Term Outcome.” Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Jan;37(1):125-30. doi: 10.1007/s00246-015-1249-7. Epub 2015 Aug 14. PMID: 26271471.

Ergolu Z, Broman KK, Thompson JF, Nijhuis A, Hieken TJ, Kottshade L, Farma J, Hotz M, Deneve J, Fleming M, Bartlett E, Sharma A, Dossett L, Hughes T, Gyorki D, Downs J, Karakousis G, Song Y, Lee A, Berman R, van Akkooi A, Stahlie E, Han D, Vetto J, Beasley GM, Farrow NE, Hui JYC, Moncrieff M, Bones J, Baecher, K, Perez M, Lowe M, Ollila D, Collichio F, Bagge RO, Mattsson J. Outcomes with adjuvant anti-PD-1 therapy in patients with sentinel lymph node–positive melanoma without completion lymph node dissection. (Under review at JITC).

Beasley GM, Brown M, Farrow NE, Landa K, Selim MA, Therien A, Jung SH, Gao J, Boczkowski D, Holl EK, Salama AKS, Bigner DD, Gromeier M, Nair SK. Multimodality analysis confers a prognostic benefit of a T-cell infiltrated tumor microenvironment and peripheral immune status in patients with melanoma. (Under review at JITC).

Mosher CL, Nanna MG, Jawitz OK, Raman V, Farrow NE, Aleem S, MacIntyre NR, Palmer SM, Myers ER. Cost Effectiveness of Pulmonary Rehabilitation in U.S. Adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. (Under review at CHEST).

Farrow NE, Kim J, Wolf S, Thomas SM, Olson L, Mosca PJ, Beasley GM, Tracy ET. Wider not necessarily better? No evidence of wide excision margins improving survival in pediatric melanoma: A National Cancer Data Base analysis. (Under review at Pediatr Blood Cancer).

Cerullo M, Lee H, Kelsey C, Farrow NE, Scales CD, Tong BC. Thoracic Surgical Evaluation in Patients Undergoing Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Early-stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. (Under review at Ann Thorac Surg).

Kolla AM, Vitiello GA, Friedman EB, Sun J, Potdar A, Daou H, Farrow NE, Farley CR, Vetto JT, Han D, Tariq M, Beasley GM, Contreras CM, Lowe M, Zager JS, Osman I, Berman RS, Liebman TN, Stein JA, Lee A. Subungual Acral Lentiginous Melanoma: A Retrospective Review of a United States Cohort of 67 Patients. (Under review at Int J Dermatol).

Farrow NE, Therien A, Tyler DS, Beasley GM. “Melanoma.” Genomic and Precision Medicine: Oncology, 3rd Edition. Eds. G.S. Ginsburg and H.F. Willard. Elsevier, Waltham, MA. May 2022.

Farrow NE, Cerullo M, Tong BC. “Screening and Prevention.” Lung Cancer. Elsevier. Submitted 2022.

Landa K, Schmitz R, Farrow NE, Rushing C, Niedzwiecki D, Cerullo M, Herbert GS, Shah KN, Zani S, Blazer DG, Allen PJ, Lidsky ME. Surgical resection is associated with improved long-term survival of patients with resectable pancreatic head cancer compared to multiagent chemotherapy. HPB. 2021 Dec.

Kolla AM, Vitiello GA, Friedman EB, Sun J, Potdar A, Daou H, Farrow NE, Farley CR, Vetto JT, Han D, Tariq M, Beasley GM, Contreras CM, Lowe M, Zager JS, Osman I, Berman RS, Liebman TN, Stein JA, Lee A. Acral lentiginous melanoma: a multi-center substage survival analysis. Cancer Control. 2021 Jan-Dec; 28:10732748211053567.

Eckhoff A, Farrow NE, Silvestri C, Stroobant E, Intenzo C, Leddy M, Tyler DS, Berger A, Beasley GM. How Much Time is Enough? Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping Time Depends on the Radiotracer Agent. J Surg Oncol. 2021 Nov. Online ahead of print.

Tailor TD, Farrow NE, Gao J, Choudhury KR, Tong BC. Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility and Use: A Population Health Perspective of One Community. N C Med J. 2021 Sep-Oct;82(5):321-326.

Broman KK, Hughes T, Dossett L, Sun J, Kirichenko D, Carr M, Sharma A, Bartlett EK, Nijhuis AAG, Thompson JF, Hieken TJ, Kottschade L, Downs J, Gyorki DE, Stahlie E, van Akkooi A, Ollila DW, Frank J, Song Y, Karakousis G, Moncrieff M, Nobes J, Vetto J, Han D, Farma JM, Deneve JL, Fleming MD, Perez M, Lowe M, Bagge RO, Mattsson J, Lee AY, Berman RS, Chai H, Kroon HM, Teras J, Teras RM, Farrow NE, Beasley GM, Hui JYC, Been L, Kruijff S, Kim Y, Naqvi SMH, Sarnaik A, Sondak VK, Zager JS. Active Surveillance of Melanoma Patients with Sentinel Node Metastasis: An International Multi-Institution Evaluation of post-MSLT-2 Adoption and Early Outcomes. Cancer. 2021 Jul 1;127(13):2251-2261.

Farrow NE, Rhodin KE, Beasley GM. Nodal Recurrence as Primary Driver of Early Relapse in Patients with SLN-Positive Melanoma: What Does It Mean for Providers and Patients? Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Jul;28(7):3452-3454.

Farrow NE, Beasley GM. ASO Author Reflections: Gene Expression Profiling and Implications for Adjuvant Therapy in Melanoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Jul;28(7):3511.

Farrow NE, Holl EK, Jung J, Gao J, Jung S, Al-Rohil RN, Selim MA, Mosca PJ, Ollila DW, Antonia SJ, Tyler DS, Nair SK, Beasley GM. Characterization of Sentinel Lymph Node Immune Signatures and Implications for Risk Stratification for Adjuvant Therapy in Melanoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Jul;28(7):3501-3510.

Raman V, Voigt SL, Jawitz OK, Farrow NE, Rhodin KE, Yang CJ, Tong BC, D’Amico TA, Harpole DH. The Impact of Adjuvant Hemithoracic Radiation on Outcomes in Patients with Stage IIII Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Dual Registry Analysis. Ann Surg. 2021 Jun 4. Online ahead of print.

Beasley GM, Nair SK, Farrow NE, Landa K, Selim MA, Wiggs CA, Jung S, Bigner DD, Kelly AT, Gromeier M, Salama AKS. A phase 1 trial of intratumoral PVSRIPO in patients with unresectable, treatment-refractory melanoma. J Immunother Cancer. 2021 Apr;9(4):e002203.

Broman KK, Hughes TM, Dossett LA, Sun J, Carr M, Kirichenko DA, Sharma A, Bartlett EK, Nijhuis AAG, Thompson JF for the International High-Risk Melanoma Consortium. Surveillance of Sentinel Node-Positive Melanoma Patients with Reasons for Exclusion from MSLT-II: Multi-Institutional Propensity Score Matched Analysis. J Am Coll Surg. 2021 Apr;232(4):424-431.

Farrow NE, Raman V, Jawitz OK, Voigt SL, Tong BC, Harpole DH, D’Amico TA. Impact of Age on Outcomes for Surgery for Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Mar;111(3):996-1003.

Beasley GM, Therien AD, Holl EK, Al-Rohil R, Selim MA, Farrow NE, Pan L, Haynes P, Liang Y, Tyler DS, Hanks BA, Nair SK. Dissecting the immune landscape of tumor draining lymph nodes in melanoma with high-plex spatially resolved protein detection. Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2021 Feb;70(2):475-483.

Rhodin KE, Raman V, Jawitz OK, Voigt SL, Farrow NE, Harpole DH, Tong BC, D’Amico TD. Patterns of Use of Induction Therapy for T2N0 Esophageal Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Feb;111(2):440-447.

Farrow NE, Turner MC, Salama AKS, Beasley GM. Overall Survival Improved for Contemporary Patients with Melanoma: A 2004-2015 National Cancer Database Analysis. Oncol Ther. 2020 Dec;8(2):261-275.

Farrow NE, Beasley GM. ASO Author Reflections: Adjuvant Therapy is Effective for Melanoma Patients with a Positive Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Who Forego Completion Lymphadenectomy. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Dec;27(13):5126-5127.

Lee AY, Friedman EB, Sun J, Potdar A, Daou H, Farrow NE, Farley CR, Vetto JR, Han D, Tariq M, Shapiro R, Beasley GM, Contreras CM, Osman I, Lowe M, Zager JS, Berman RS. The Devil’s in the Details: Discrepancy Between Biopsy Thickness and Final Pathology in Acral Melanoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Dec;27(13):5259-5266.

Carr MJ, Sun J, Kroon HM, Miura JT, Beasley GM, Farrow NE, Mosca PJ, Lowe MC, Farley CR, Kim Y, Naqvi SMH, Kirichenko DA, Potdar A, Daou H, Mullen D, Farma JM, Henderson MA, Speakman D, Serpell J, Delman KA, Smithers BM, Coventry BJ, Tyler DS, Thompson JF, Zager JS. Oncologic Outcomes After Isolated Limb Infusion for Advanced Melanoma: An International Comparison of the Procedure and Outcomes Between the United States and Australia. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Dec;27(13):5107-5118.

Farrow NE, Raman V, Williams TP, Nguyen KY, Tyler DS, Beasley GM. Adjuvant Therapy is Effective for Melanoma Patients with a Positive Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Who Forego Completion Lymphadenectomy. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Dec;27(13):5121-5125.

Farrow NE, Commander SJ, Reed CR, Mueller J, Gupta A, Loh AHP, Sekabira J, Fitzgerald TN. Laparoscopic Experience and Attitudes Towards a Low-Cost Laparoscopic System Among Surgeons in East, Central and Southern Africa. Surg Endosc. 2020 Nov 17. (Epub ahead of print)

Kenyon-Smith TJ, Kroon HM, Miura JT, Teras J, Beasley GM, Mullen D, Farrow NE, Mosca PJ, Lowe MC, Farley CR, Potdar A, Daou H, Sun J, Farma JM, Henderson MA, Speakman D, Serpell J, Delman KA, Smithers BM, Barbour A, Coventry BJ, Tyler DS, Zager JS, Thompson JF. Factors predicting toxicity and response following isolated limb infusion for melanoma: An international multi-center study. Eur J Surg Oncol 2020. 2020 Nov;46(11):2140-2146.

Raman V, Jawitz OK, Farrow NE, Voigt SL, Rhodin KE, Yang CJ, Turner MC, D’Amico TD, Harpole DH, Tong BC. The Relationship between Lymph Node Ratio and Survival Benefit with Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Node-positive Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. Ann Surg. 2020 Jul 7. (Epub ahead of print)

Farrow NE, Leddy M, Landa K, Beasley GM. Injectable Therapies for Regional Melanoma. Surgical Oncology Clinics. 2020 Jul 1;29(3):433-444.

Farrow NE, An SJ, Speicher PJ, Harpole DH, D’Amico TA, Klapper JA, Hartwig MG, Tong BC. Disparities in Guideline-Concordant Treatment for Node-Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Following Surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc. 2020 Jul;160(1):261-271.e1.

Teras J, Kroon HM, Miura JT, Kenyon-Smith T, Beasley GM, Mullen D, Farrow NE, Mosca PJ, Lowe MC, Farley CR, Potdar A, Daou H, Sun J, Carr M, Farma JM, Henderson MA, Speakman D, Serpell J, Delman KA, Smithers BM, Barbour A, Tyler DS, Coventry BJ, Zager JS, Thompson JF. International multi-center experience of isolated limb infusion for in-transit melanoma metastases in octogenarian and nonagenarian patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 May;27(5):1420-1429.

Farrow NE, Freischlag K, Adam M, Blazer DB. Impact of Minimally Invasive Gastrectomy on Use of and Time to Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Adenocarcinoma. J Surg Oncol. 2020 Mar;121(3):486-493.

Raman V, Jawitz OK, Voigt SL, Farrow NE, Klapper K, Hartwig MG, D’Amico TA, Yang CJ, Harpole DH. Surgery is Associated with Survival Benefit in T4a Esophageal Adenocarcinoma: A National Analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Dec;108(6):1633-1639.

McCracken E, Samsa GP, Farrow NE, Landa K, Fisher DA, Shah KN, Blazer DG III, Zani S. Prognostic significance of primary tumor sidedness in patients undergoing liver resection for metastatic colorectal cancer. HPB. 2019 Dec;21(12):1667-1675.

Kwak M, Song Y, Gimotty PA, Farrow NE, Tieniber AD, Davick JG, Tortorello GN, Beasley GM, Slingluff CL, Karakousis GC. Characteristics associated with pathologic nodal burden in patients presenting with clinical melanoma nodal metastasis. Ann Surg Onc. 2019 Nov 26(12):3962-3971.

Miura JT, Kroon HM, Beasley GM, Mullen D, Farrow NE, Mosca PJ, Lowe. MC, Farley CR, Kim Y, Naqvi SMH, Potdar A, Daou H, Sun J, Farma JM, Henderson MA, Speakman D, Serpell J, Delman KA, Smithers BM, Coventry BJ, Tyler DS, Thompson JF, Zager JS. Long-term Oncologic Outcomes After Isolated Limb Infusion for Locoregionally Metastatic Melanoma: An international Multicenter Analysis. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Mar 25.26(8)2486-2494.

Kwak M, Farrow NE, Salama AKS, Mosca PJ, Hanks BA, Slingluff CL, Beasley GM. Updates in adjuvant systemic therapy for melanoma. J Surg Oncol. 2019 Jan;119(2):222-231.

Haut ER, Aboagye JK, Shaffer DL, Wang J, Hobson DB, Yenokyan G, Sugar EA, Kraus PS, Farrow NE, Canner JK, Owodunni OP, Florecki KL, Webster KLW, Holzmueller CG, Pronovost PJ, Streiff MB, Lau BD. Effect of Real-Time Patient-Centered Education Bundle on Venous Thromboembolism Prevention in Hospitalized Patients. JAMA Netw Open. 2018 Nov;1(7):e184741.

Masoud SJ, Perone JA, Farrow NE, Mosca PJ, Tyler DS, Beasley GM. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and Completion Lymph Node Dissection for Melanoma. Curr Treat Options Oncol. 2018 Sep 19;19(11):55.

Perone JA, Farrow NE, Tyler DS, Beasley GM. Contemporary Approaches to In-Transit Melanoma. J Oncol Pract. 2018 May;14(5):292-300.

Turner MC, Farrow NE, Rhodin KE, Sun Z, Adam MA, Mantyh CR, Migaly J. Delay in Adjuvant Chemotherapy and Survival Advantage in Stage III Colon Cancer. J Am Coll Surg. 2018 Apr;226(4):670-678.

Farrow NE, Aboagye JK, Lau BD, Najjar P, Orgill DP, Popoola VO, Kraus PS, Hobson DB, Shaffer DL, Safar B, Gearhart S, Efron JE, Streiff MB, Haut ER. The Role of Extended/Outpatient Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Abdominal Surgery for Cancer or Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management. 2018 Feb. 23(1):19–26.

Popoola VO, Tavakoli F, Lau BD, Lankiewicz M, Ross P, Kraus P, Shaffer D, Hobson DB, Aboagye JK, Farrow NE, Haut ER, Streiff MB. Exploring the impact of route of administration on medication acceptance in hospitalized patients: Implications for venous thromboembolism prevention. Thrombosis Research. 2017 Dec;160: 109-113.

Lau BD, Shaffer DL, Hobson DB, Yenokyan G, Wang J, Sugar EA, Canner JK, Bongiovanni D, Kraus PS, Popoola VO, Shihab HM, Farrow NE, Aboagye JK, Pronovost PJ, Streiff MB, Haut ER. Effectiveness of two distinct web-based education tools for bedside nurses on medication administration practice for venous thromboembolism prevention: A randomized clinical trial. PLoS One. 2017 Aug;12(8):e0181664.

Lin JA, Farrow NE, Lindeman BM, Lidor AO. Impact of near-peer teaching rounds on student satisfaction in the basic surgical clerkship. Am J Surgery. 2017 Jun;213(6):1163-1165.

Azar FK, Crawford TC, Poruk KE, Farrow NE, Cornell P, Nadra O, Azoury SC, Soares KC, Cooney CM, Eckhauser FE. Ventral hernia repair in patients with abdominal loss of domain: an observational study of one institution’s experience. Hernia. 2017 Apr;21(2):245-252.

Hobson DB, Chang TY, Aboagye JK, Lau BD, Shihab HM, Fisher B, Young S, Sujeta N, Shaffer DL, Popoola VO, Kraus PS, Knorr G, Farrow NE, Streiff MB, Haut ER. Prevalence of graduated compression stocking–associated pressure injuries in surgical intensive care units. Journal of Critical Care. 2017 Feb;40:1-6.

Streiff MB, Lau BD, Hobson DB, Kraus PS, Shermock KM, Shaffer DL, Popoola VO, Aboagye JK, Farrow NE, Horn PJ, Shihab HM, Pronovost PJ, Haut ER. The Johns Hopkins Venous Thromboembolism Collaborative: Multidisciplinary team approach to achieve perfect prophylaxis. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2016 Dec;11(2): S8-S14.

Piechowski KL, Elder S, Efird LE, Haut ER, Streiff MB, Lau BD, Kraus PS, Rand CS, Popoola VO, Hobson DB, Farrow NE, Shaffer DS, Shermock KM. Prescriber knowledge and attitudes regarding non-administration of pharmacologic venous thromboembolism prophylaxis. Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis. 2016 Nov;42(4): 463-70.

Poruk KE, Farrow NE, Azar F, Burce KK, Hicks CW, Azoury SC, Cornell P, Cooney C, Eckhauser FE. Effect of Hernia Size on Operative Repair and Post-Operative Outcomes after Ventral Hernia Repair. Hernia. 2016 Oct;20(6): 805-810.

Farrow NE, Lau BD, JohnBull EA, Hobson DB, Kraus PS, Taffe ER, Shaffer DL, Popoola VO, Streiff MB, Pronovost PJ, Haut ER. Is the Meaningful Use Venous Thromboembolism VTE-6 Measure Meaningful? A Retrospective Analysis of One Hospital’s VTE-6 cases. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2016 Sep;42(9):410-6.

Lau BD, Streiff MB, Hobson DB, Kraus PS, Shaffer DL, Popoola VO, Farrow NE, Efron DT, Haut ER. Beneficial ‘halo effects’ of surgical resident performance feedback. The Journal of Surgical Research. 2016 Sep;205(1): 179-185.

Popoola VO, Lau BD, Shihab HM, Farrow NE, Shaffer DL, Hobson DB, Kulik SV, Zaruba PD, Shermock KM, Kraus PS, Pronovost PJ, Streiff MB, Haut ER. Patient Preferences for Receiving Education on Venous Thromboembolism Prevention – A Survey of Stakeholder Organizations. PLoS One. 2016 Mar 31;11(3):e0152084.

Azoury SC, Farrow NE, Hu QL, Soares KC, Hicks CW, Azar F, Rodriguez-Unda N, Poruk KE, Cornell P, Burce KK, Cooney CM, Nguyen HT, Eckhauser FE. Postoperative Abdominal Wound Infection – Epidemiology, Risk Factors, Identification and Management. Chronic Wound Care Management and Research. 2015 Jun;2: 137-148.

Kelly JJ, Han JJ, Desai ND, Iyengar A, Acker AM, Grau-Sepulveda M, Zwischenberger BA, Jawitz OK, Hargrove WC, Szeto WY, Williams ML. Coronary endarterectomy: Analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database. Ann Thorac Surg. 2022.

Doberne JW, Sabe AA, Wojnarski C, Anand J, Voight S, Raman V, Halpern S, Armstrong JL, Zhu A, Weissler EH, Jawitz OK, Williams AR, Hughes GC. Stent Graft-Induced Aortic Wall Injury (SAWI) – Incidence, Risk Factors, and Outcomes. Ann Thorac Surg. 2022.

Zwischenberger BA, Jawitz OK, Lawton JS. Coronary surgery in women: How can we improve outcomes. JTCVS Tech. 2021.

Seese L, Chen EP, Badhwar V, Thibault D, Habib RH, Jacobs J, Thourani V, Bakaeen F, O’Brien S, Jawitz OK, Zwischenberger BA, Gleason TG, Sultan I, Kilic A, Coselli JS, Svensson LG, Chikwe J, Chu D. Optimal circulatory arrest temperature for aortic hemiarch replacement with antegrade brain perfusion. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021.

Jawitz OK, Bryner BS, Schroder JN, DeVore AD. Donation after circulatory death heart transplantation in the US: An early report of donor characteristics. JTCVS Tech. 2021.

Thourani VH, Brennan JM, Edelman JJ, Thibault D, Jawitz OK, Bavaria JE, Higgins RSD, Sabik JF 3rd, Prager RL, Dearani JA, MacGillivray TE, Badhwar V, Svensson LG, Reardon MJ, Shahian DM, Jacobs JP, Ailawadi G, Szeto WY, Desai N, Roselli EE, Woo YJ, Vemulapalli S, Carroll JD, Yadav P, Malaisrie SC, Russo M, Nguyen TC, Kaneko T, Tang G, Ruel M, Chikwe J, Lee R, Habib RH, George I, Leon MB, Mack MJ. Association of volume and outcomes in 234,556 patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021.

Polo MC, Thibault D, Jawitz OK, Zwischenberger BA, O’Brien SM, Thourani VH, Jacobs JP, Hooker RL. Aortic prosthetic valve endocarditis: Analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021.

Jawitz OK, Milano C. Commentary: An innovative strategy for expanding the donor pool. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021.

Jawitz OK, DeVore AD, Patel CB, Bryner BS, Schroder JN. EXPANDing the donor pool: Quantifying the potential impact of a portable organ care system for expanded criteria heart donation. J Card Fail. 2021.

Halpern SE, Jawitz OK, Raman V, Choi AY, Haney JC, Klapper JA, Hartwig MG. Aggressive pursuit and utilization of non-ideal donor lungs does not compromise post-lung transplant survival. Clin Transplant. 2021.

Jawitz OK, Lawton JS, Thibault D, O’Brien S, Higgins RS, Schena S, Vemulapalli S, Thomas KL, Zwischenberger BA. Sex differences in coronary artery bypass grafting techniques: A STS database analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021.

Jawitz OK, Raman V, Chen EP. Reoperation after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: the future is here. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021.

Vekstein AM, Jawitz OK. Commentary: A bridge to somewhere. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg2021.

Raman V, Voigt SL, Jawitz OK, Farrow NE, Rhodin KE, Yang CJ, Tong BC, D’Amico TA, Harpole DH. The impact of adjuvant hemithoracic radiation on outcomes in patients with stage IIII malignant pleural mesothelioma: A dual registry analysis. Ann Surg. 2021.

Halpern SE, Gupta A, Jawitz OK, Choi AY, Salfity HV, Klapper JA, Hartwig MG. Safety and efficacy of an implantable device for management of gastroesophageal reflux in lung transplant recipients. J Thorac Dis. 2021.

Benkert AR, Jawitz OK. Commentary: the silver lining of CABG in the COVID-19 era. JTCVSOpen. 2021.

Vekstein AM, Jawitz OK. Commentary: Different problem, different place…same conversation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021.

Rucker AJ, Raman V, Jawitz OK, Rhodin KE, Tong BC, Harpole DH, D’Amico TA. Impact of time to endoscopic resection on outcomes for stage I esophageal adenocarcinoma. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021.

Raman V, Jawitz OK, D’Amico TA, Yang CJ, Tong BC. Response. Chest. 2021.

Vekstein AM, Yerokun BA, Jawitz OK, Doberne JW, Anand J, Karhausen J, Ranney DN, Benrashid E, Wang H, Keenan JE, Schroder JN, Gaca JG, Hughes GC. Does deeper hypothermia reduce the risk of acute kidney injury after circulatory arrest for aortic arch surgery? Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021.

Jawitz NG, Raman V, Jawitz OK, Shimpi R, Wood R, Hartwig MG, D’Amico TD. Utilization trends and volume-outcomes relationship of endoscopic resection for early stage esophageal cancer. Ann Surg. 2021.

Jawitz OK, Raman V, Thibault D, Yerokun B, Zwischenberger BA, Kosinski AS, Allen MS, Harpole DH. Complications following Ravitch vs. Nuss repair of pectus excavatum: An STS General Thoracic Surgery Database Analysis. Surgery. 2020.

Raman V, Jawitz OK, Cerullo M, Voigt SL, Rhodin KE, Yang CJ, D’Amico TA, Harpole DH, Kelsey C, Tong BC. Tumor size, histology, and survival after stereotactic ablative radiotherapy and sublobar resection in node-negative non-small cell lung cancer. Ann Surg. 2020.

Jawitz OK, Fudim M, Raman V, Bryner BS, Rogers JG. Reply: Heart transplant allocation under new policy: perceived risk and gaming the system. JACC Heart Fail. 2020.

Contreras FJ, Jawitz OK, Raman V, Choi AY, Hartwig MG, Klapper JA. Dual procurement of lung and heart allografts does not negatively affect lung transplant outcomes. J Surg Res. 2020.

Rodriguez-Homs L, Masoud SJ, Mosca MJ, Jawitz OK, O’Brien C, Mosca PJ. Greater compliance with early sepsis management is associated with safer care and shortery hospital stay. J Healthc Qual. 2021.

Jawitz OK, Stebbins AS, Raman V, Alhanti B, van Diepen S, Heringlake M, Fremes S, Whitlock R, Meyer SR, Mehta RH, Stafford-Smith M, Goodman SG, Alexander JH, Lopes RD. Association between levosimendan, postoperative AKI, and mortality in cardiac surgery: Insights from the LEVO-CTS trial. Am Heart J. 2020.

Jawitz OK, Raman V, Bryner BS, Klapper J, Hartwig MG. Center volume and primary graft dysfunction in patients undergoing lung transplantation in the United States. Transpl Int. 2020.

Jawitz OK, Raman V. Commentary: With great power comes great responsibility – assessing the validity of propensity score methods. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020.

Halpern SE, McConnell A, Peskoe SB, Raman V, Jawitz OK, Choi AY, Neely ML, Palmer SM, Hartwig MG. A three-tier system for evaluation of organ procurement organizations’ willingness to pursue and utilize non-ideal donor lungs. Am J Transplant. 2020.

Jawitz OK. Surgical aortic valve replacement for failed TAVR prostheses: one more piece of the puzzle. JACC. 2020.

Jawitz OK, Raman V, Becerra D, Klapper J, Hartwig MG. Factors associated with short vs long term survival following lung transplant. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020.

Jawitz OK, Fudim M, Raman V, Bryner BS. Reply: temporary mechanical circulatory support as a bridge to transplantation: return of the intra-aortic balloon pump. JACC Heart Fail. 2020.

Jawitz OK, Cox ML, Ranney D, Williams JB, Mulder H, Gaudino MF, Fremes S, Habib RH, Gibson M, Schwann TA, Lopes RD, Alexander JH. Outcomes following revascularization with radial artery bypass grafts: Insights from the PREVENT-IV Trial. Am Heart J. 2020.

Jawitz OK, Grau-Sepulveda MV, Brennan JM. Reply: Uncertainty in uncertainty – how risky is surgical aortic valve replacement after TAVR? JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2020.

Doberne JW, Jawitz OK, Raman V, Bryner BS, Schroder JN, Milano CA. Heart transplantation survival outcomes of HIV positive and negative recipients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020.

Raman V, Jawitz OK, Voigt SL, Rhodin KE, D’Amico TA, Harpole DH, Yang CJ, Tong BC. The effect of tumor size and histology on outcomes following segmentectomy vs. lobectomy for clinically node-negative non-small cell lung cancer. Chest. 2020.

Jawitz OK, Bradford WT, McConnell G, Engel J, Allender JE, Williams JB. How to start an ERAS cardiac program. Crit Care Clin. 2020.

Barac YD, Jawitz OK, Hartwig MG, Klapper J, Schroder JN, Daneshmand MA, Patel CB, Milano CA. Mitigating the impact of using female donor hearts in male recipients using BMI difference. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020.

Jawitz OK, Raman V. Reply: Heart donor brain death duration – external validation from across the pond. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020.

Jawitz OK, Wang TY, Lopes RD, Chavez A, Boyer B, Kim H, Anstrom KJ, Becker RC, Blackstone E, Ruel M, Thourani VH, Puskas JD, Gerdisch MW, Johnston D, Capps S, Alexander JH, Svensson LG. Rationale and design of PROACT Xa: a randomized, multicenter, open-label, clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of apixaban vs. warfarin in patients with a mechanical On-X Aortic Heart Valve. Am Heart J. 2020.

Farrow NE, Raman V, Jawitz OK, Voigt SL, Tong BC, Harpole DH, D’Amico TA. Impact of age on surgical outcomes for locally advanced esophageal cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020.

Weissler EH, Voigt SL, Raman V, Jawitz OK, Doberne J, Anand J, Plichta R, Gaca JG, McCann RL, Hughes GC. Permissive hypertension and collateral revascularization may allow avoidance of CSF drainage in TEVAR. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020.

Jawitz OK, Raman V, Becerra D, Doberne J, Choi AY, Halpern SE, Klapper JA, Hartwig MG. Lung transplantation after ex vivo lung perfusion: Early outcomes from a US national registry. Ann Surg. 2020.

Choi AY, Raman V, Jawitz OK, Halpern SE, Bryner BS, Snyder LD, Hartwig MG. Five year follow-up of staged bilateral lung transplantation for high-risk patients with interstitial lung disease: a matched case-controll study. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2020.

Raman V, Jawitz OK. Commentary: size may matter after all. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020.

Rhodin KE, Raman V, Jawitz OK, Voigt SL, Farrow NE, Harpole DH, Tong BC, D’Amico TA. Patterns of use of induction therapy for T2N0 esophageal cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020.

Raman V, Jawitz OK, Farrow NE, Voigt SL, Rhodin KE, Yang CJ, Turner MC, D’Amico TA, Harpole DH, Tong BC. The relationship between lymph node ratio and survival benefit with adjuvant chemotherapy in node-positive esophageal adenocarcinoma. Ann Surg. 2020.

Raman V, Jawitz OK, Voigt SL, Rhodin KE, Tong BC, Kim AW, D’Amico TA, Harpole DH. Patterns of care in neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for node positive esophageal adenocarcinoma. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020.

Rucker AJ, Raman V, Jawitz OK, Voigt SL, Tong BC, D’Amico TA, Harpole DH. Effect of lymph node assessment on outcomes in surgery for limited stage small cell lung cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020.

Choi AY, Jawitz OK, Raman V, Halpern SE, Haney JC, Klapper JA, Hartwig MG. Predictors of older donor lung utilization: are we too good at saying no? Ann Thorac Surg. 2020.

Turner MC, Jawitz OK, Adam MA, Srinivasan E, Niedzwiecki D, Migaly J, Fisher DA, Mantyh CR. Comparison of survival of stage I-III colon cancer by travel distance and hospital volume. Tech Coloproctol. 2020.

Choi AY, Jawitz OK, Raman V, Mulvihill MS, Halpern SE, Barac YD, Klapper JA, Hartwig MG. Predictors of non-utilization of donation after circulatory death lung allografts. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020.

Raman V, Christopher JK, Jawitz OK, Klapper JA. Editorial: robot- vs. video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy for early lung cancer. JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2020.

Jawitz OK, Gulack BC, Grau-Sepulveda MV, Matsouaka RA, Mack MJ, Holmes DR, Carroll JD, Thourani VH, Brennan JM. Reoperation after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: An analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2020.

Geirsson A, Schranz A, Jawitz OK, Mori M, Feng L, Zwischenberger BA, Iribarne A, Dearani J, Rushing G, Badhwar V, Crestanello JA. The evolving burden of drug associated infective endocarditis in the United States. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020.

Rhodin KE, Raman V, Jawitz OK, The effect of timing of adjuvant therapy on survival following esophagectomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020.

Jawitz OK, Raman V. Commentary: One size fits all, maybe. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020.

Jawitz OK, Fudim M, Raman V, Bryner BS, DeVore AD, Mentz RJ, Milano C, Patel CB, Schroder JN, Rogers JG. Reassessing recipient mortality under the new heart allocation system: An updated UNOS Registry Analysis. JACC Heart Fail. 2020.

Raman V, Jawitz OK. Commentary: Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020.

Barac YD, Mulvihill MS, Jawitz OK, Klapper J, Haney J, Daneshmand M, Nasir B, Chen D, Milano CA, Hartwig MG. Increased calculated panel reactive antigen (cPRA) is associated with increased waitlist time and mortality in lung transplantation: A UNOS/OPTN Registry analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020.

Rucker AJ, Raman V, Jawitz OK, Voigt SL, Harpole DH, D’Amico TA, Tong BC. The impact of adjuvant therapy on survival following esophagectomy for node-negative esophageal adenocarcinoma. Ann Surg. 2020.

Matos JD, McIlvaine S, Grau-Sepulveda M, Jawitz OK, Brennan JM, Khabbaz KR, Sellke FW, Yeh R, Zimetbaum P. Evaluation of anticoagulation and amiodarone use for new post-operative atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting: prescription patterns in post-CABG atrial fibrillation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020.

Raman V, Jawitz OK, Yang CJ, Voigt SL, D’Amico TA, Harpole DH, Tong BC. The effect of extent of resection on outcomes in patients with limited stage small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020.

Jawitz OK, Gulack BC, Brennan JM, Thibault DP, Wang A, O’Brien SM, Schroder JN, Gaca JG, Smith PK. Association of postoperative complications and outcomes following coronary artery bypass grafting. Am Heart J. 2020.

Jawitz OK, Wojnarski C. Commentary: Universal surgical risk models: the answer you receive depends on the question you ask. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020.

Jawitz OK, Raman V, Anand J, Bishawi M, Voigt SL, Doberne J, Vekstein AM, Weissler EH, Turek JW, Hughes GC. Aortic valve repair with a newly approved geometric annuloplasty ring in patients undergoing proximal aortic repair: early results from a single-center experience. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019.

Raman V, Jawitz OK, Voigt S, Yang CJ, D’Amico TA, Harpole DH. The role of adjuvant therapy in patients with margin-positive (R1) esophagectomy: a national analysis. J Surg Res2019.

Raman V, Jawitz OK, Voigt S, Yang CJ, Harpole DH, D’Amico TA, Hartwig MG. The effect of age on survival following endoscopic resection vs. surgery for T1a esophageal cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019.

Voigt S, Raman V, Jawitz OK, Yang CJ, Rhodin KE, Tong BC, D’Amico TA, Harpole DH. The role of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with resectable malignant pleural mesothelioma – an institutional and national analysis. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2019.

Jawitz OK, Marat F, Raman V, Blumer VL, Caliskan K, DeVore AD, Mentz RJ, Milano C, Soliman O, Rogers J, Patel C. Renal outcomes in patients bridged to heart transplant with a left ventricular assist device. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019.

Slaughter MS, Badhwar V, Ising M, Ganzel BL, Sell-Dottin K, Jawitz OK, Zhang S, Trivedi JR. Optimum surgical treatment for tricuspid valve infective endocarditis: An analysis of the STS national database. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019.

Raman V, Jawitz OK, Voigt SL, Yang CJ, Wang H, Harpole DH, D’Amico TA. Effect of time to surgery on outcomes in stage I esophageal adenocarcinoma. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019.

Raman V, Jawitz OK, Yang CJ, Voigt SL, Tong BC, D’Amico TA, Harpole DH. Outcomes for surgery in large cell lung neuroendocrine cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2019.

Jawitz OK, Raman V, DeVore AD, Mentz RJ, Patel CB, Rogers J, Milano C. Increasing the US heart transplant donor pool with donation after circulatory death. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019.

Barac Y, Wojnarski CM, Junpaparp P, Jawitz OK, Billard H, Daneshmand MA, Agarwal R, DeVore A, Patel CB, Schroder JN, Milano CA. Early Outcomes with Durable Left Ventricular Assist Device Replacement Utilizing the Heartmate III. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019.

Raman V, Jawitz OK, Yang CJ, Voigt SL, Kim AW, Tong BC, D’Amico TA, Harpole DH. The influence of adjuvant therapy on survival in patients with indeterminate margins following surgery for non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019.

Raman V, Jawitz OK, Yang CJ, Voigt SL, Wang H, D’Amico TA, Harpole DH, Tong BC. Outcomes of surgery vs. chemoradiotherapy in patients with clinical or pathologic N3 non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019.

Jawitz OK, Raman V, Klapper J, Hartwig M, Patel CB, Milano C. Donor and recipient age matching in heart transplantation: Analysis of the UNOS Registry. Transplant International. 2019.

Jawitz OK, Milano C. Is it time for the USA to engage in heart transplantation utilizing donation after circulatory death? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019.

Barac Y, Jawitz OK, Milano C. Heart transplantation post HM3 shortens hospitalization buy may impose increased risk of rejection. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019.

Raman V, Jawitz OK, Voigt S, Farrow NE, Yang CJ, D’Amico T, Harpole D. Surgery is associated with survival benefit in T4a esophageal adenocarcinoma: a national analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019.

Jawitz OK, Raman V, Barac Y, Mulvihill MS, Moore C, Choi AY, Hartwig M, Klapper J. Impact of brain death duration on outcomes following lung transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019.

Barac Y, Jawitz OK, Schroder J, Klapper J, Daneshmand M, Patel CB, Hartwig M, Sweitzer N, Milano C. Heart transplantation survival and the use of traumatically brain-injured donors – UNOS registry propensity matched analysis. J American Heart Assoc. 2019.

Jawitz OK, Raman V, Milano C. Reply: We do not know what we do not know-mechanism of donor brain death and transplant recipient outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019.

Jawitz OK, Raman V, Barac Y, Anand J, Patel CB, Mentz RJ, DeVore AD, Milano C. Influence of donor brain death duration on outcomes following heart transplantation: A United Network for Organ Sharing Registry analysis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019.

Raman V, Jawitz OK, Yang CJ, Tong BC, D’Amico TA, Berry MF, Harpole DH Jr. Adjuvant therapy for patients with early large cell lung neuroendocrine cancer: A national analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019.

Adam MA, Moris D, Behren S, Nussbaum D, Jawitz OK, Turner M, Lidsky M, Blazer D 3rd. Hospital volume threshold for the treatment of retroperitoneal sarcoma. Anticancer Res. 2019 Apr;39(4):2007-2014.

Jawitz OK, Adam MA, Turner MC, Gilmore BF, Migaly J. Neoadjuvant chemoradiation followed by transanal local excision for T2 rectal cancer confers equivalent survival benefit as traditional transabdominal resection. Surgery. 2019

Barac Y, Nevo A, Jawitz OK, Hashmi NK, Henkel P, Kelly J, Patel CB, Daneshmand MA, Schroder JN, Welsby I. Prothrombin complex concentrate use in durable and short term LVAD implantation. ASAIO Journal. 2018.

Jawitz OK, Keenan J, Perna J, Milano C. Successful aneurysm resection and coronary artery revascularization following saphenous vein graft aneurysm rupture. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018.

Jawitz OK, Wang Z, Boffa DJ, Detterbeck FC, Kim AW. Estimating the annual incremental cost of several complications following pulmonary lobectomy. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016.

Jawitz OK, Wang Z, Boffa DJ, Detterbeck FC, Kim AW. The differential impact of preoperative comorbidity on perioperative outcomes following thoracoscopic land open lobectomies. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016.

Liu GZ, Jawitz OK, Kim AW, Gusberg RJ. Reflective writing for medical students on the surgical clerkship: oxymoron or antidote? J Surg Ed. 2016;73(2).

Jawitz OK, Jawitz NG, Yuh DD, Bonde P. Impact of ABO compatibility on outcomes after heart transplantation in a national cohort during the past decade. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg2013;146(5):1239-1246.

Landa K, Schmitz R, Farrow NE, Rushing C, Niedzwiecki D, Cerullo M, Herbert GS, Shah KN, Zani S, Blazer DG 3rd, Allen PJ, Lidsky ME. Surgical resection is associated with improved long-term survival of patients with resectable pancreatic head cancer compared to multiagent chemotherapy. HPB (Oxford). 2021 Dec 17:S1365-182X(21)01733-0. doi: 10.1016/j.hpb.2021.12.007. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34987008.

 

Straker RJ 3rd, Carr MJ, Sinnamon AJ, Shannon AB, Sun J, Landa K, Baecher KM, Wood C, Lynch K, Bartels HG, Panchaud R, Lowe MC, Slingluff CL, Jameson MJ, Tsai K, Faries MB, Beasley GM, Sondak V, Karakousis GC, Zager JS, Miura JT. Predictors of False Negative Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Clinically Localized Merkel Cell Carcinoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Nov;28(12):6995-7003. PMID: 33890195.

 

Eteshola EOU*, Landa K*, Rempel RE, Naqvi IA, Hwang ES, Nair SK, Sullenger BA. Breast cancer-derived DAMPs enhance cell invasion and metastasis, while nucleic acid scavengers mitigate these effects. Mol Ther Nucleic Acids. 2021 Jul 2;26:1-10. PMID: 34513289. * co-first authors

 

Beasley GM, Nair SK, Farrow NE, Landa K, Selim MA, Wiggs CA, Jung SH, Bigner DD, True Kelly A, Gromeier M, Salama AK. Phase I trial of intratumoral PVSRIPO in patients with unresectable, treatment-refractory melanoma. J Immunother Cancer. 2021 Apr;9(4):e002203. PMID: 33875611.

Farrow NE, Leddy M, Landa K and Beasley, GM. Injectables Therapies for Regional Melanoma.Surg Oncol Clin N Am, 2020. 29 (3): 433-444. PMID: 32482318.

Holl, E.K, Frazier,  V.N, Landa, K., Boczkowski, D., Sullenger, B., and Nair, S.Controlling cancer-induced inflammation with a nucleic acid scanvenger prevents lung metastasis in murine models of breast cancer. Mol Ther. 2020 Dec 19:S1525-0016(20)30684-5. PMID: 33348055.

Holl, E.K., Frazier, V.N., Landa, K., Beasley, G.M., Hwang, E.S and Nair, S. Examining Peripheral and Tumor Cellular Immunome in Patients With Cancer. Front Immunol, 2019. 10: p. 1767. PMID: 31417550.

Emily McCracken MD, Gregory P Samsa PhD, Nellie Farrow MD, Karenia Landa MD, Deborah A. Fisher MD, Kevin N. Shah MD, Dan Blazer III MD and Sabino Zani MD. Prognostic significance of primary tumor sidedness in patients undergoing liver resection for metastatic colorectal cancer. HPB. March 2019. PMID: 31155452.

Landa K., Freishlag K., Nussbaum D., Youngwirth, L. and Blazer, D. Underutilization of Surgical Resection in Patients with Pancreatic Acinar Cell Carcinoma. HPB. Sept. 2018. PMID: 30514625.

Jawitz OK, Raman V., Chen EP. Reoperation after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: the future is here. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Aug 3;. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezab313. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34343270.

Jawitz OK, Raman V.. Commentary: One size fits all, maybe. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Aug;162(2):430-431. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.03.114. Epub 2020 Apr 5. PubMed PMID: 32336516; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7541542.

Mayne NR, Elser H, Lin BK, Raman V., Liou D, Li X, D'Amico TA, Yang CJ. The Impact of Extended Delayed Surgery for Indolent Lung Cancer or Part-solid Ground Glass Nodules. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Jul 27;. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.05.099. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34329603.

Mayne NR, Potter A, Bharol K, Darling AJ, Raman V., Cao C, Li X, D'Amico TA, Yang CJ. Perioperative Outcomes and Survival after Preoperative Immunotherapy for Non-small-cell Lung Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Jul 24;. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.06.058. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34314692.

Kumar A, Kumar S, Gilja S, Potter A, Raman V., Muniappan A, Liou D, Jeffrey Yang CF. Reconsidering the American Joint Committee on Cancer 8th Edition TNM Staging Manual Classifications for T2b/T3 Non-small-cell Lung Cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2021 Jul 6;. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2021.06.016. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34242788.

Halpern SE, Jawitz OK, Raman V., Choi AY, Haney JC, Klapper JA, Hartwig MG. Aggressive pursuit and utilization of non-ideal donor lungs does not compromise post-lung transplant survival. Clin Transplant. 2021 Jul 3;:e14414. doi: 10.1111/ctr.14414. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34218467.

Raman V., Jawitz OK. Commentary: Size may matter after all. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jul;162(1):319-320. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.05.030. Epub 2020 May 27. PubMed PMID: 32605731; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7704574.

Kumar A, Deng JZ, Raman V., Okusanya OT, Baiu I, Berry MF, D'Amico TA, Yang CJ. A National Analysis of Minimally Invasive Vs Open Segmentectomy for Stage IA Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Summer;33(2):535-544. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2020.09.009. Epub 2020 Sep 23. PubMed PMID: 32977013.

Mayne NR, Darling AJ, Raman V., Balderson S, Berry MF, Harpole DH Jr, D'Amico TA, Yang CJ. Perioperative Outcomes and 5-year Survival After Open versus Thoracoscopic Sleeve Resection for Lung Cancer. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Summer;33(2):522-530. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2020.08.013. Epub 2020 Aug 25. PubMed PMID: 32858216.

Raman V., Voigt SL, Jawitz OK, Farrow NE, Rhodin KE, Yang CJ, Tong BC, D'Amico TA, Harpole DH. The Impact of Adjuvant Hemithoracic Radiation on Outcomes in Patients with Stage I-III Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Dual Registry Analysis. Ann Surg. 2021 Jun 4;. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004976. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34091506.

Jawitz OK, Raman V., Thibault D, Yerokun B, Zwischenberger BA, Kosinski AS, Allen MS, Harpole DH. Complications after Ravitch versus Nuss repair of pectus excavatum: A Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) General Thoracic Surgery Database analysis. Surgery. 2021 Jun;169(6):1493-1499. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2020.12.023. Epub 2021 Jan 22. PubMed PMID: 33494946.

Rhodin KE, Raman V., D'Amico TA. Induction Therapy or Upfront Surgery? The Debate Rages On: Reply. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Jun;111(6):2085-2086. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.11.086. Epub 2021 Feb 20. PubMed PMID: 33621551.

Doberne JW, Jawitz OK, Raman V., Bryner BS, Schroder JN, Milano CA. Heart Transplantation Survival Outcomes of HIV Positive and Negative Recipients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 May;111(5):1465-1471. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.06.120. Epub 2020 Sep 16. PubMed PMID: 32946847.

Mayne NR, Elser HC, Darling AJ, Raman V., Liou DZ, Colson YL, D'Amico TA, Yang CJ. Estimating the Impact of Extended Delay to Surgery for Stage I Non-small-cell Lung Cancer on Survival. Ann Surg. 2021 May 1;273(5):850-857. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004811. PubMed PMID: 33630435.

Rucker AJ, Raman V., Jawitz OK, Rhodin KE, Tong BC, Harpole DH, D'Amico TA. Impact of Time to Endoscopic Resection on Outcomes for Stage I Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Apr 12;. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.04.001. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33857493.

Raman V., Jawitz OK, Yang CJ, Voigt SL, D'Amico TA, Harpole DH, Tong BC. The effect of extent of resection on outcomes in patients with limited stage small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr;161(4):1484-1492.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.02.135. Epub 2020 Mar 22. PubMed PMID: 32327184; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7508943.

Jawitz OK, Raman V. Reply from authors: Heart donor brain death duration-external validation from across the pond. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr;161(4):e313. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.06.134. Epub 2020 Aug 28. PubMed PMID: 32868053.

Jawitz NG, Raman V., Jawitz OK, Shimpi RA, Wood RK, Hartwig MG, D'Amico TA. Utilization Trends and Volume-Outcomes Relationship of Endoscopic Resection for Early Stage Esophageal Cancer. Ann Surg. 2021 Mar 3;. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004834. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33914478.

Yang CJ, Kumar A, Deng JZ, Raman V., Lui NS, D'Amico TA, Berry MF. A National Analysis of Short-term Outcomes and Long-term Survival Following Thoracoscopic Versus Open Lobectomy for Clinical Stage II Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Ann Surg. 2021 Mar 1;273(3):595-605. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003231. PubMed PMID: 30946089.

Contreras FJ, Jawitz OK, Raman V., Choi AY, Hartwig MG, Klapper JA. Dual Procurement of Lung and Heart Allografts Does Not Negatively Affect Lung Transplant Outcomes. J Surg Res. 2021 Mar;259:106-113. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2020.11.036. Epub 2020 Dec 3. PubMed PMID: 33279835.

Halpern SE, McConnell A, Peskoe SB, Raman V., Jawitz OK, Choi AY, Neely ML, Palmer SM, Hartwig MG. A three-tier system for evaluation of organ procurement organizations' willingness to pursue and utilize nonideal donor lungs. Am J Transplant. 2021 Mar;21(3):1269-1277. doi: 10.1111/ajt.16347. Epub 2020 Oct 29. PubMed PMID: 33048423; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7920904.

Farrow NE, Raman V., Jawitz OK, Voigt SL, Tong BC, Harpole DH Jr, D'Amico TA. Impact of Age on Surgical Outcomes for Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Mar;111(3):996-1003. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.06.055. Epub 2020 Aug 24. PubMed PMID: 32853569; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8023276.

Choi AY, Jawitz OK, Raman V., Mulvihill MS, Halpern SE, Barac YD, Klapper JA, Hartwig MG. Predictors of nonuse of donation after circulatory death lung allografts. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb;161(2):458-466.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.04.111. Epub 2020 May 7. PubMed PMID: 32563573; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7647952.

Pabon-Ramos WM, Raman V., Schwartz FR, Tong BC, Koweek LM. Magnetic Resonance Lymphangiography of the Central Lymphatic System: Technique and Clinical Applications. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2021 Feb;53(2):374-380. doi: 10.1002/jmri.27069. Epub 2020 Feb 11. Review. PubMed PMID: 32048438.

Rhodin KE, Raman V., Jawitz OK, Voigt SL, Farrow NE, Harpole DH, Tong BC, D'Amico TA. Patterns of Use of Induction Therapy for T2N0 Esophageal Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Feb;111(2):440-447. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.05.089. Epub 2020 Jul 15. PubMed PMID: 32681837; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7855364.

Raman V., Jawitz OK, Cerullo M, Voigt SL, Rhodin KE, Yang CJ, D'Amico TA, Harpole DH, Kelsey CR, Tong BC. Tumor Size, Histology, and Survival after Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy and Sublobar Resection in Node-negative Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. Ann Surg. 2021 Jan 7;Publish Ahead of Print. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004730. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33417330.

Raman V., Jawitz OK, D'Amico TA, Yang CJ, Tong BC. Response. Chest. 2021 Jan;159(1):445-446. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.08.2044. PubMed PMID: 33422217.

Jawitz OK, Raman V., Bryner BS, Klapper J, Hartwig MG. Center volume and primary graft dysfunction in patients undergoing lung transplantation in the United States - a cohort study. Transpl Int. 2021 Jan;34(1):194-203. doi: 10.1111/tri.13784. Epub 2020 Nov 28. PubMed PMID: 33145853.

Jawitz OK, Stebbins AS, Raman V., Alhanti B, van Diepen S, Heringlake M, Fremes S, Whitlock R, Meyer SR, Mehta RH, Stafford-Smith M, Goodman SG, Alexander JH, Lopes RD. Association between levosimendan, postoperative AKI, and mortality in cardiac surgery: Insights from the LEVO-CTS trial. Am Heart J. 2021 Jan;231:18-24. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2020.10.066. Epub 2020 Oct 28. PubMed PMID: 33127531; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7755750.

Raman V., Jawitz OK, Voigt SL, Rhodin KE, D'Amico TA, Harpole DH, Jeffrey Yang CF, Tong BC. The Effect of Tumor Size and Histologic Findings on Outcomes After Segmentectomy vs Lobectomy for Clinically Node-Negative Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Chest. 2021 Jan;159(1):390-400. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.06.066. Epub 2020 Jul 8. PubMed PMID: 32652096; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7856530.

Ortmeyer KA, Raman V., Tiko-Okoye CS, Espinosa JA, Cooke DT, Starnes SL, Erkmen CP. Goals, organizational change, advocacy, diversity literacy, and sustainability: A checklist for diversity in cardiothoracic surgery training programs. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Dec 3;. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.11.112. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33461808.

Raman V., Jawitz OK, Voigt SL, Rhodin KE, Kim AW, Tong BC, D'Amico TA, Harpole DH. Patterns of Care in Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy for Node-Positive Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Dec;110(6):1832-1839. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.05.069. Epub 2020 Jul 3. PubMed PMID: 32622794; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7669693.

Rucker AJ, Raman V., Jawitz OK, Voigt SL, Tong BC, D'Amico TA, Harpole DH. Effect of Lymph Node Assessment on Outcomes in Surgery for Limited Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Dec;110(6):1854-1860. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.04.117. Epub 2020 Jun 13. PubMed PMID: 32544452; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7958968.

Farrow NE, Raman V., Williams TP, Nguyen KY, Tyler DS, Beasley GM. Adjuvant Therapy is Effective for Melanoma Patients with a Positive Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Who Forego Completion Lymphadenectomy. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Dec;27(13):5121-5125. doi: 10.1245/s10434-020-08478-7. Epub 2020 Apr 20. PubMed PMID: 32314157; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7572494.

Mayne NR, Lin BK, Darling AJ, Raman V., Patel DC, Liou DZ, D'Amico TA, Yang CJ. Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Versus Delayed Surgery for Early-stage Non-small-cell Lung Cancer. Ann Surg. 2020 Dec;272(6):925-929. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004363. PubMed PMID: 33074904; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7668323.

Ortmeyer KA, Raman V., Tiko-Okoye C, Espinosa J, Cooke DT, Erkmen CP. Women and Minorities Underrepresented in Academic Cardiothoracic Surgery: It's Time for Next Steps. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Nov 5;. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.08.057. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33161014.

Weissler EH, Voigt SL, Raman V., Jawitz O, Doberne J, Anand J, Plichta R, Gaca JG, McCann RL, Hughes GC. Permissive Hypertension and Collateral Revascularization May Allow Avoidance of Cerebrospinal Fluid Drainage in Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Nov;110(5):1469-1474. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.04.101. Epub 2020 Jun 12. PubMed PMID: 32535042; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7768303.

Choi AY, Jawitz OK, Raman V., Halpern SE, Haney JC, Klapper JA, Hartwig MG. Predictors of Older Donor Lung Use: Are We Too Good at Saying No?. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Nov;110(5):1683-1690. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.04.050. Epub 2020 May 31. PubMed PMID: 32492441; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7606398.

Voigt SL, Raman V., Jawitz OK, Bishawi M, Yang CJ, Tong BC, D'Amico TA, Harpole DH. The Role of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Patients With Resectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma-An Institutional and National Analysis. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2020 Nov 1;112(11):1118-1127. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djaa002. PubMed PMID: 32011691; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7669223.

Jawitz OK, Fudim M, Raman V., Bryner BS, Rogers JG. Reply: Heart Transplant Allocation Under New Policy: Perceived Risk and Gaming the System. JACC Heart Fail. 2020 Nov;8(11):958-959. doi: 10.1016/j.jchf.2020.08.007. PubMed PMID: 33121708.

Jawitz OK, Raman V., Becerra D, Klapper J, Hartwig MG. Factors associated with short- versus long-term survival after lung transplant. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Oct 7;. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.09.097. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33168166; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8024421.

Raman V., Christopher JK, Jawitz OK, Klapper JA. Robot- vs Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy for Early Lung Cancer. JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2020 Oct;4(5):pkaa031. doi: 10.1093/jncics/pkaa031. eCollection 2020 Oct. PubMed PMID: 33215061; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7660032.

Jawitz OK, Raman V.. Commentary: With great power comes great responsibility-assessing the validity of propensity score methods. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 28;. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.09.092. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33082010.

Yang CJ, Wang Y, Raman V., Patel D, Lui N, Backhus L, Shrager J, Berry MF, Liou D. A National Analysis of Treatment Patterns and Outcomes for Patients 80 Years or Older With Esophageal Cancer. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 22;. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2020.09.004. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32977014.

Rhodin KE, Raman V., Jawitz OK, Tong BC, Harpole DH, D'Amico TA. The Effect of Timing of Adjuvant Therapy on Survival After Esophagectomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Sep;110(3):1023-1029. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.03.040. Epub 2020 Apr 21. PubMed PMID: 32330471; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7483824.

Jawitz OK, Fudim M, Raman V., Bryner BS. Reply: Temporary Mechanical Circulatory Support as a Bridge to Transplantation: Return of the Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump. JACC Heart Fail. 2020 Sep;8(9):786-787. doi: 10.1016/j.jchf.2020.07.002. PubMed PMID: 32883446.

Jawitz OK, Fudim M, Raman V., Blumer V, Caliskan K, DeVore AD, Mentz RJ, Milano C, Soliman O, Rogers J, Patel CB. Renal Outcomes in Patients Bridged to Heart Transplant With a Left Ventricular Assist Device. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Aug;110(2):567-574. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.11.021. Epub 2020 Jan 3. PubMed PMID: 31904371; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7332375.

Jawitz OK, Raman V., Becerra D, Doberne J, Choi AY, Halpern SE, Klapper JA, Hartwig MG. Lung Transplantation After Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion: Early Outcomes From a US National Registry. Ann Surg. 2020 Jul 24;. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004233. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32740244.

Raman V., Jawitz OK, Farrow NE, Voigt SL, Rhodin KE, Yang CJ, Turner MC, D'Amico TA, Harpole DH, Tong BC. The Relationship Between Lymph Node Ratio and Survival Benefit With Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Node-positive Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. Ann Surg. 2020 Jul 7;. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004150. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32649467; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7790855.

Jawitz OK, Fudim M, Raman V., Bryner BS, DeVore AD, Mentz RJ, Milano C, Patel CB, Schroder JN, Rogers JG. Reassessing Recipient Mortality Under the New Heart Allocation System: An Updated UNOS Registry Analysis. JACC Heart Fail. 2020 Jul;8(7):548-556. doi: 10.1016/j.jchf.2020.03.010. Epub 2020 May 14. PubMed PMID: 32417413; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7335324.

Raman V., Jawitz OK, Voigt SL, Yang CJ, Harpole DH, D'Amico TA, Hartwig MG. The effect of age on survival after endoscopic resection versus surgery for T1a esophageal cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jul;160(1):295-302.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.11.050. Epub 2019 Dec 2. PubMed PMID: 31928824; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7302422.

Jawitz OK, Raman V., Anand J, Bishawi M, Voigt SL, Doberne J, Vekstein AM, Weissler EH, Turek JW, Hughes GC. Aortic valve repair with a newly approved geometric annuloplasty ring in patients undergoing proximal aortic repair: early results from a single-centre experience. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 Jun 1;57(6):1137-1144. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezaa009. PubMed PMID: 32011669; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7239599.

Jawitz OK, Raman V., DeVore AD, Mentz RJ, Patel CB, Rogers J, Milano C. Increasing the United States heart transplant donor pool with donation after circulatory death. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May;159(5):e307-e309. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.09.080. Epub 2019 Sep 30. PubMed PMID: 31672395; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7103537.

Raman V., Jawitz OK, Voigt SL, Yang CJ, D'Amico TA, Harpole DH Jr. The Role of Adjuvant Therapy in Patients With Margin-Positive (R1) Esophagectomy: A National Analysis. J Surg Res. 2020 May;249:82-90. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2019.11.035. Epub 2020 Jan 8. PubMed PMID: 31926400; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7275192.

Yang CJ, Nwosu A, Mayne NR, Wang YY, Raman V., Meyerhoff RR, D'Amico TA, Berry MF. A Minimally Invasive Approach to Lobectomy After Induction Therapy Does Not Compromise Survival. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 May;109(5):1503-1511. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.09.065. Epub 2019 Nov 13. PubMed PMID: 31733187.

Raman V., Jawitz OK, Yang CJ, Voigt SL, Kim AW, Tong BC, D'Amico TA, Harpole DH. The influence of adjuvant therapy on survival in patients with indeterminate margins following surgery for non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May;159(5):2030-2040.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.09.075. Epub 2019 Sep 30. PubMed PMID: 31706554; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7399537.

Yang CJ, Shah SA, Ramakrishnan D, Raman V., Diao K, Wang H, Commander SJ, D'Amico TA, Berry MF. Impact of Positive Margins and Radiation After Tracheal Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Resection on Survival. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Apr;109(4):1026-1032. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.08.094. Epub 2019 Oct 4. PubMed PMID: 31589850.

Jawitz OK, Raman V., Barac YD, Anand J, Patel CB, Mentz RJ, DeVore AD, Milano C. Influence of donor brain death duration on outcomes following heart transplantation: A United Network for Organ Sharing Registry analysis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr;159(4):1345-1353.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.04.060. Epub 2019 Apr 30. PubMed PMID: 31147170; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6821595.

Raman V., Jawitz OK, Voigt SL, Yang CJ, Wang H, Harpole DH, D'Amico TA. Effect of time to surgery on outcomes in stage I esophageal adenocarcinoma. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr;159(4):1626-1635.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.09.123. Epub 2019 Oct 8. PubMed PMID: 31740115; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7303510.

Rucker AJ, Raman V., Jawitz OK, Voigt SL, Harpole DH, D'Amico TA, Tong BC. The Impact of Adjuvant Therapy on Survival After Esophagectomy for Node-negative Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. Ann Surg. 2020 Mar 20;. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003886. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32209899; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7502525.

Raman V., Jawitz OK. Commentary: Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 19;. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.03.015. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32279972; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7501091.

Jawitz OK, Raman V., Milano C. Reply from the authors: We do not know what we do not know-Mechanism of donor brain death and transplant recipient outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar;159(3):e214-e215. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.07.144. Epub 2019 Oct 14. PubMed PMID: 31623848; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7032988.

Raman V., Jawitz OK, Yang CJ, Voigt SL, Wang H, D'Amico TA, Harpole DH, Tong BC. Outcomes of surgery versus chemoradiotherapy in patients with clinical or pathologic stage N3 non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec;158(6):1680-1692.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.08.033. Epub 2019 Sep 9. PubMed PMID: 31606169; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7311926.

Raman V., Jawitz OK, Yang CJ, Voigt SL, Tong BC, D'Amico TA, Harpole DH. Outcomes for Surgery in Large Cell Lung Neuroendocrine Cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2019 Dec;14(12):2143-2151. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2019.09.005. Epub 2019 Sep 23. PubMed PMID: 31557535; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7293864.

Raman V., Jawitz OK, Voigt SL, Farrow NE, Yang CJ, D'Amico TA, Harpole DH Jr. Surgery Is Associated With Survival Benefit in T4a Esophageal Adenocarcinoma: A National Analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Dec;108(6):1633-1639. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.05.091. Epub 2019 Jul 26. PubMed PMID: 31356800; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7257596.

Jawitz OK, Raman V., Klapper J, Hartwig M, Patel CB, Milano C. Donor and recipient age matching in heart transplantation: analysis of the UNOS Registry. Transpl Int. 2019 Nov;32(11):1194-1202. doi: 10.1111/tri.13481. Epub 2019 Aug 8. PubMed PMID: 31328314; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6800587.

Jawitz OK, Raman V., Barac Y, Mulvihill MS, Moore C, Choi AY, Hartwig M, Klapper J. Impact of Donor Brain Death Duration on Outcomes After Lung Transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Nov;108(5):1519-1526. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.05.026. Epub 2019 Jul 2. PubMed PMID: 31271742; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6815246.

Raman V., Adam MA, Turner MC, Moore HG, Mantyh CR, Migaly J. Disparity of Colon Cancer Outcomes in Rural America: Making the Case to Travel the Extra Mile. J Gastrointest Surg. 2019 Nov;23(11):2285-2293. doi: 10.1007/s11605-019-04270-5. Epub 2019 May 31. PubMed PMID: 31152346.

Raman V., Jawitz OK, Yang CJ, Tong BC, D'Amico TA, Berry MF, Harpole DH Jr. Adjuvant Therapy for Patients With Early Large Cell Lung Neuroendocrine Cancer: A National Analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Aug;108(2):377-383. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.03.053. Epub 2019 Apr 18. PubMed PMID: 31004586; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7282501.

Raman V., Thompson-Brazill KA, Kane K, Harr CD, Chaudhry AG, Merrill Hunter R, Boulton BJ, Killinger WA, Williams JB. Silver-Impregnated Dressing Does Not Decrease Incidence of Surgical Site Infection After Adult Cardiac Surgery. Innovations (Phila). 2018 Jul/Aug;13(4):296-299. doi: 10.1097/IMI.0000000000000538. PubMed PMID: 30124586.

Raman V., Yang CJ, Deng JZ, D'Amico TA. Surgical treatment for early stage non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Dis. 2018 Apr;10(Suppl 7):S898-S904. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2018.01.172. Review. PubMed PMID: 29780636; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5945689.

Raman V., Moodie KL, Ofoche OO, Kaiser LR, Erkmen CP. Endoscopy after esophagectomy: Safety demonstrated in a porcine model. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Sep;154(3):1152-1158. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.12.053. Epub 2017 Feb 9. PubMed PMID: 28292588.

Raman V., Kaiser LR, Erkmen CP. Clinical pathway for esophagectomy improves perioperative nutrition. Healthc (Amst). 2016 Sep;4(3):166-72. doi: 10.1016/j.hjdsi.2015.11.004. Epub 2015 Dec 30. PubMed PMID: 27637822.

Erkmen CP, Raman V.. Response. Chest. 2016 Feb;149(2):602-603. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2015.11.006. PubMed PMID: 26867841.

Raman V., Ofoche OG, Chentorycki DJ, Erkmen CP. Cadaveric validation of porcine model suggests noninvasive positive pressure ventilation may be safe following esophagectomy. Ann Transl Med. 2015 Dec;3(21):327. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2305-5839.2015.12.17. PubMed PMID: 26734637; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4691005.

Raman V., MacGlaflin CE, Moodie KL, Kaiser LR, Erkmen CP. Warming barium sulfate improves esophageal leak detection in pig model. J Surg Res. 2015 Dec;199(2):657-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2015.05.056. Epub 2015 Jun 4. PubMed PMID: 26119271.

Erkmen CP, Raman V.. Response. Chest. 2015 Mar;147(3):e120-e121. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-2993. PubMed PMID: 25732466.

Raman V., MacGlaflin CE, Erkmen CP. Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation following esophagectomy: safety demonstrated in a pig model. Chest. 2015 Feb;147(2):356-361. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-0886. PubMed PMID: 25317776.

Erkmen CP, Barth RJ Jr, Raman V.. Case report: Successful treatment of recurrent chordoma and bilateral pulmonary metastases following an 11-year disease-free period. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2014;5(7):424-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2014.02.005. Epub 2014 May 2. PubMed PMID: 24907541; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4064395.

Erkmen CP, Raman V., Ghushe ND, Trus TL. Laparoscopic repair of hiatal hernia after esophagectomy. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Aug;17(8):1370-4. doi: 10.1007/s11605-013-2246-x. PubMed PMID: 23797880.

Lai J, Koh CH, Tjota M, Pieuchot L, Raman V., Chandrababu KB, Yang D, Wong L, Jedd G. Intrinsically disordered proteins aggregate at fungal cell-to-cell channels and regulate intercellular connectivity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Sep 25;109(39):15781-6. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1207467109. Epub 2012 Sep 6. PubMed PMID: 22955885; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3465371.

Velichkova M, Juan J, Kadandale P, Jean S, Ribeiro I, Raman V., Stefan C, Kiger AA. Drosophila Mtm and class II PI3K coregulate a PI(3)P pool with cortical and endolysosomal functions. J Cell Biol. 2010 Aug 9;190(3):407-25. doi: 10.1083/jcb.200911020. PubMed PMID: 20696708; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2922644.

CR Reed, D Bonadonna, CG McDaniel, J Otto, M Kuchibhatla, GM Arepally, BA Sullenger, ET Tracy. Aptamer-Based Factor IXa Inhibition Preserves Hemostasis and Prevents Thrombosis in a Piglet Model of ECMO. Mol Ther Nuc Acid. Mar 2022 27:524-34.

V Robinson, M Achey, U Nag, CR Reed, KS Pahl, RG Greenberg, RH Clark, ET Tracy. Thrombosis in Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Analysis of a Large National Database. J Thromb Haemost. Feb 2021 19(2):400-7.

CR Reed, D Bonadonna, J Everitt, V Robinson, J Otto, ET Tracy. Coagulopathy Characterized by Rotational Thromboelastometry in a Porcine Pediatric ECMO Model. J Extra Corpor Technol. Sep 2020 52(3): 203-11. DOI: 10.1182/ject-2000011.

M Achey, U Nag, V Robinson, CR Reed, G Arepally, J Levy, ET Tracy. The Developing Balance of Thrombosis and Hemorrhage in Pediatric Surgery: Clinical Implications of Age-Related Changes in Hemostasis. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. Jan-Dec 2020 26:1076029620929092. DOI: 10.1177/1076029620929092.

CR Reed, SJ Commander, J Sekabira, N Kakembo, A Wesonga, M Langer, GA Villanova, D Ozgediz, TN Fitzgerald. Comaprison of Ugandan and North American Pediatric Surgery Fellows’ Operative Experience: Opportunities for Global Training Exchange. J Surg Educ. Dec 2019 S1931-7204(19)30862-1. DOI: 10.1016/jsurg.2019.12.001.

CR Reed, CC McCoy, U Nag, AB Nixon, J Otto, JH Lawson, AJ Lodge, JW Turek, ET Tracy. Proteomic Analysis of Infants Undergoing Cardiopulmonary Bypass Using Contemporary Ontological Tools. J Surg Res. 2020 Feb;246:83-92. DOI: 10.10.1016/j.jss.2019.08.019.

CR Reed, H Williamson, C Vatsaas, R Kamyszek, HJ Leraas, C Ray, J Otto, T Fitzgerald, S Agarwal, ET Tracy. Higher Mortality in Pediatric and Adult Trauma Patients with Traumatic Coagulopathy Using Age-Adjusted Diagnostic Criteria. Surgery. June 2019 165(6):1108-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.surg.2019.03.003.

Ezekian B, Leraas HJ, Englum BR, Gilmore BF, Reed C, Fitzgerald TN, Rice HE, Tracy ET. Outcomes of laparoscopic resection of Meckel’s diverticulum are equivalent to open laparotomy. J Ped Surg. Mar 2019 54(3):507-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.pedsurg.2018.03.010.

MC Turner, MD Talbott, C Reed, Z Sun, ML Cox, B Ezekian, KL Sherman, CR Mantyh, J Migaly. Disparities in Continent Reconstruction after Hartmann’s Procedure for Diverticulitis. Tech Coloproctol. Apr 2019 DOI: 10.1007/s10151-019-01995-y.

Reed W. Kamyszek, Harold J. Leraas, Christopher R. Reed, Candice M. Ray, Utarra P. Nag, Jessica L. Poisson, Elisabeth Tracy. Massive Transfusion in the Pediatric Population: A Systematic Review and Summary of Best-Evidence Practice Strategies. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. January 2019 DOI: 10.1097/TA.000000000000002188.

Harold J. Leraas, Laura H. Rosenberger, Yi Ren, Brian Ezekian, Uttara P. Nag, Christopher Reed, Samantha Thomas, Eun-Sil Shelley Hwang, Elisabeth Tracy. Pediatric Phyllodes Tumors: A Review of the National Cancer Database and Adherence to the NCCN Guidelines for Phyllodes Tumor Treatment. J Ped Surg. June 2018 53(6) DOI: 10.1016/j.pedsurg.2018.02.070

Harold J. Leraas, Jina Kim, Zhifei Sun, Brian Ezekian, Brian Gulack, Christopher R. Reed, Elisabeth Tracy. Solid Pseudopapillary Neoplasm of the Pancreas in Children and Adults: A National Study of 369 Patients. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. May 2018 40(4) e233-6. DOI: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000001049.

Christopher R. Reed, Mark E. Hamill, Shawn D. Safford. Insurance Status, Mortality, and Hospital Use Among Pediatric Trauma Patients Over Three Decades. J Ped Surg Nov 2017 52(11), 1822-6.

Brian C. Gulack, Harold J. Leraas, Brian Ezekian, Jina Kim, Christopher Reed, Obinna O. Adibe, Henry E. Rice, Elisabeth T. Tracy. Outcomes Following Elective Resection of Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformations Are Equivalent After 3 Months of Age and a Weight of 5 kg. J Pediatr Surg Oct 2017 53(1): 60-6.

Harold J. Leraas, Jina Kim, Uttara Nag, Brian Ezekian, Brian C. Gulack, Christopher R. Reed, Henry E. Rice, Elisabeth T. Tracy. Thoracoscopic Approach Provides a Safe Alternative to Open Surgery in Elective Cases for Newborns. J Am Coll Surg Oct 2017 225(4) Supp 2, e140-1.

Uttara P. Nag, Harold J. Leraas, Jina Kim, Brian Ezekian, Christopher Reed, Jeffrey H. Lawson, Elisabeth T. Tracy. Age Associated with Mortality and Outcomes in Pediatric Vascular Trauma. J Vasc Surg. Jun 2017 65(6) Supp, 187S-8S

Mark E. Hamill, Christopher R. Reed, Sandy L. Fogel, Eric H. Bradburn, Kinga A. Powers, Katie M. Love, Christopher C. Baker, and Bryan R. Collier. Contact Isolation Precautions in Trauma Patients: An Analysis of Infectious Complications. Surg Infect (Larchmt). Jan 2017 Apr;18(3): 273-81.

Christopher R. Reed, Mark E. Hamill, Sandy L. Fogel, Christopher C. Baker, and Bryan R. Collier. Double Jeopardy: Use of Contact Isolation in Trauma Patients is Significantly Associated with the Development of Ileus. J Intensive & Crit Care 2016, 2:3.

Bryan Collier, Chris Vieau, Ellen Lockhart, Eric Bradburn, Mark Hamill, Katie Love, Chris Reed, Christopher Baker. Provider Bias Impacts Tidal Volume Selection and Ventilator Days in Trauma Patients. JACS. Apr 2016

Christopher R. Reed, Robert A. Ferguson, Yiming Peng, Bryan R. Collier, Eric H. Bradburn, Alice R. Toms, Christopher C. Baker, Mark E. Hamill. Contact Isolation is a Risk Factor for Venous Thromboembolism in Trauma Patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Nov;79(5): 833-7. Response to letter to editor published 2016 Mar;

Kendra J. Alfson, Laura E. Avena, Michael W. Beadles, Hilary Staples, Jerritt W. Nunneley, Anysha Ticer, Edward J. Dick Jr., Michael A. Owston, Christopher R. Reed, Jean L. Patterson, Ricardo Carrion Jr., Anthony Griffiths. Particle to Plaque-Forming Unit Ratio of Ebola Virus Influences Disease Course and Survival in Cynomolgus Macaques. J Virol. 2015 Apr pii:JVI.00649-15.

Christopher R. Reed, Robert A. Ferguson, Mark E. Hamill, Sandy L. Fogel. Contact Isolation is a Risk Factor for Venous Thromboembolism in Surgical Patients. Am Surg. 2014 Jul;80(7): 723-4.

Christopher R. Reed, Sandy L. Fogel, Bryan R. Collier, Eric H. Bradburn, Christopher C. Baker, Mark E. Hamill. Higher Surgical Critical Care Staffing Levels are Associated with Improved NSQIP Quality Measures. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014. Jul;77(1): 83-6.

Christopher R. Reed, Kenny Lin, Catherine Wilhelmsen, Brian Friedrich, Aysegul Nalca, Ashley Keeney, Ginger Donnelly, Joshua Shamblin, Lisa Hensley, Gene Olinger, and Darci R. Smith. Aerosolized Rift Valley Fever Virus Causes Earlier and More Severe Neuropathology in the Murine Model, which has Important Implications for Therapeutic Development. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013 Apr 4;7(4): e2156.

Christopher Reed, Keith E. Steele, Anna Honko, Joshua Shamblin, Lisa E. Hensley, Darci R. Smith. Ultrastructural study of Rift Valley fever virus in the mouse model. Virol. 2012 431 (2): 58-70. PMID: 22687428.

Lisa E. Hensley, Derron A. Alves, Joan B. Geisbert, Elizabeth A. Fritz, Christopher Reed, Tom Larsen, Thomas W. Geisbert. Pathogenesis of Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever in Cynomolgus Macaques. J Infect Dis. 2011 204(suppl 3): S1021-S1031. PMID: 21987738.

Smith DR, Steele KE, Shamblin J, Honko A, Johnson J, Reed C, Kennedy M, Chapman J, Hensley LE. The Pathogenesis of Rift Valley Fever Virus in the Mouse Model. Virology. 2010 Nov 25;407(2): 256-67. PMID: 20850165.

The Role of Surgery for Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors. Ziogas IA, Schmitz R, Moris D, Vatsaas CJ Anticancer Res. 2022 Feb

Surgical resection is associated with improved long-term survival of patients with resectable pancreatic head cancer compared to multiagent chemotherapy. Landa K, Schmitz R, Farrow NE, Rushing C, Niedzwiecki D, Cerullo M, Herbert GS, Shah KN, Zani S, Blazer DG 3rd, Allen PJ, Lidsky ME HPB (Oxford). 2021 Dec

Empiric nasogastric decompression after pancreaticoduodenectomy is not necessary.  Moris D, Lim JJ, Cerullo M, Schmitz R, Shah KN, Blazer DG 3rd, Lidsky ME, Allen PJ, Zani S Jr. HPB (Oxford). 2021 Dec

Anti-thymoglobulin induction improves neonatal porcine xenoislet engraftment and survival.  Gao Q, Davis R, Fitch Z, Mulvihill M, Ezekian B, Schroder P, Schmitz R, Song M, Leopardi F, Ribeiro M, Miller A, Moris D, Shaw B, Samy K, Reiman K, Williams K, Collins B, Kirk AD Xenotransplantation. 2021 Nov

Optical coherence tomography of small intestine allograft biopsies using a handheld surgical probe. Jelly ET, Kwun J, Schmitz R, Farris AB, Steelman ZA, Sudan DL, Knechtle SJ, Wax A.  J Biomed Opt. 2021 Sep

C3 Complement Inhibition Prevents Antibody-mediated Rejection and Prolongs Renal Allograft Survival in Sensitized Non-human Primates.  Schmitz R, Fitch ZW, Schroder PM, Choi AY, Manook M, Yoon J, Song M, Yi JS, Khandelwal S, Arepally GM, Farris AB, Reis ES, Lambris JD, Kwun J, Knechtle SJ.  Nat Commun. 2021 Sep

Point-of-Care Assessment of DCD Livers During Normothermic Machine Perfusion in a Nonhuman Primate Model.  Kesseli SJ, Gloria JN, Abraham N, Halpern SE, Cywinska GN, Zhang M, Moris D, Schmitz R, Shaw BI, Fitch ZW, Song M, Guy CD, Hartwig MG, Knechtle SJ, Barbas AS.  Hepatol Commun. 2021 Sep

Age-Related Effects on Thymic Output and Homeostatic T Cell Expansion Following Depletional Induction in Renal Transplant Recipients.  Xu H, Lee HJ, Schmitz R, Shaw BI, Li S, Kirk AD.  Am J Transplant. 2021 Sep

A comparative study of human-and rhesus-specific antithymocyte globulins in Rhesus macaques. Shaw BI, Schmitz R, Flores WJ, Magnani DM, Li J, Song M, Kirk AD.  Clin Transplant. 2021 Aug

A Simple Scoring System to Estimate Perioperative Mortality Following Liver Resection for Primary Liver Malignancy - The Hepatectomy Risk Score (HeRS).  Moris D, Shaw BI, Ong C, Connor AA, Samoylova ML, Kesseli SJ, Abraham N, Gloria J, Schmitz R, Fitch ZW, Clary BM, Barbas AS.  Hepatobiliary Surg Nutr. 2021 Jun

Measuring the Impact of Targeting FcRn-Mediated IgG Recycling on Donor-Specific Alloantibodies in a Sensitized NHP Model.  Manook M, Flores WJ, Schmitz R, Fitch Z, Yoon J, Bae Y, Shaw B, Kirk A, Harnois M, Permar S, Farros AB, Magnani DM, Kwun J, Knechtle S.  Front Immunol. 2021 Jun

Decreasing Wait List Mortality for Heart Transplantation in the Eurotransplant Network.  Moris D, Schmitz R, Tsilimigras DI, van Enckevort A.  Exp Clin Transplant. 2021 May

Definition and Analysis of Textbook Outcome: A Novel Quality Measure in Kidney Transplantation. Halpern SE, Moris D, Shaw BI, Kesseli SJ, Samoylova ML, Manook M, Schmitz R, Collins BH, Sanhoff SL, Ravindra KV, Sudan DL, Knechtle SJ, Ellis MJ, McElroy LM, Barbas AS.  World J Surg. 2021 May

Coagulation, inflammation, and CD46 transgene expression in neonatal porcine islet xenotransplantation. Song, M, Fitch ZW, Samy KP, Martin BM, Gao Q, Davis RP, Leopardi FV, Huffman N, Schmitz R, Devi GR, Collins BH, Kirk AD.  Xenotransplantation. 2021 May

Preoperative Carfilzomib and Lulizumab based desensitization prolongs graft survival in a sensitized onhuman primate model.  Schroder PM, Schmitz R, Fitch ZW, Ezekian B, Yoon J, Choi AY, Manook M, Barbas A, Leopardi F, Song, M, Farris AB, Collins B, Kwun J, Knechtle SJ.  Kidney Int. 2021 Jan

The Paradox of Increasing Waiting List Mortality and Declining Utilization of Deceased Donor Grafts in Kidney Transplant.  Moris D, Schmitz R, DImitrokallis N, Schmidt T, Vernadakis S.  Exp Clin Transplant. 2021 Jan

Impact of Postoperative Chemotherapy on the Survival of Patients with High-Grade astroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Carcinoma.  Schmitz R, Mao R, Moris D, Strickler J, Blazer DG.  3rd Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Jan

ASO Author Reflection: Postoperative Chemotherapy for Nonmetastatic, Poorly Differentiated Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Carcinomas.  Schmitz R, Moris D, Strickler J, Blazer DG.  3rd Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Dec

Kidney transplantation using alemtuzumab, belatacept, and sirolimus: Five-year follow-up.  Schmitz R, Fitch ZW, Xu H, Ghali A, Mehta AK, Guasch A, Kirk AD.  Am J Transplant. 2020 Dec

Textbook Outcomes in Liver Transplantation.  Moris D, Shaw BI, Gloria J, Kesseli SJ, Samoylova ML, Schmitz R, Manook M, McElroy ML, Patel Y, Berg CL, Knechtle SJ, Sudan DL, Barbas AS.  World J Surg. 2020 Oct

Outcomes in Kidney Transplantation Between Veterans Affairs and Civilian Hospitals: Considerations in the Context of the MISSION Act.  Kesseli SJ, Samoylova ML, Moris D, Connor AA, Schmitz R, Shaw BI, Gloria JN, Abraham N, McElroy LM, Sudan DL, Knechtle SJ, Barbas AS.  Ann Surg. 2020 Sep

B cells in transplant tolerance and rejection: friends or foes?  Schmitz R, Fitch Z, Schroder P, Choi A, Jackson A, Knechtle S, Kwun J.  Transpl Int. 2020 Jan

Epiploic appendagitis: pathogenesis, clinical findings and imaging clues of a misdiagnosed mimicker.  Giannis D, Matenoglou E, Sidiropoulou MS, Papalampros A, Schmitz R, Felekouras E, Moris D.  Ann Transl Med. 2019 Dec

Overcoming a travel burden to high-volume centers for treatment of retroperitoneal sarcomas is associated with improved survival.  Schmitz R, Adam MA, Blazer DG 3rd.  World J Surg Oncol. 2019 Nov

Robotic-Assisted Nissen Fundoplication with the Senhance® Surgical System: Technical Aspects and Early Results.  Schmitz R, Willeke F, Darwich I, Kloekner-Lang SM, Saelzer H, Labenz J, Borkenstein DP, Zani S. Surg Technol Int. 2019 Nov

The past, present, and future of costimulation blockade in organ transplantation.  Schroder PM, Fitch ZW, Schmitz R, Choi AY, Kwun J, Knechtle SJ.  Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2019 Aug

Secondary lymphoid tissue and costimulation-blockade resistant rejection: A nonhuman primate renal transplant study.  Mulvihill MS, Samy KP, Gao QA, Schmitz R, Davis RP, Ezekian B, Leopardi F, Song M, How T, Williams K, Barbas A, Collins B, Kirk AD.  Am J Transplant. 2019 Aug

Transplant research in nonhuman primates to evaluate clinically relevant immune strategies in organ transplantation.  Fitch Z, Schmitz R, Kwun J, Hering B, Madsen J, Knechtle SJ.  Transplant Rev (Orlando). 2019 Jul

Robotic cholecystectomy: first experience with the new Senhance robotic system.  Melling N, Barr J, Schmitz R, Polonski A, Miro J, Ghadban T, Wodack K, Izbicki J, Zani S, Perez D.  Journal of Robotic Surgery. 2019 Jun

Robotic Inguinal Hernia Repair (TAPP) – First Experience with the New Senhance Robotic System. Schmitz R, Willeke F, Barr J, Scheidt M, Saelzer H, Darwich I, Zani S, Stephan D.  Surg Technol Int. 2019 May

Large mesenteric lymphangioma in an adult patient: an unusual presentation of a rare disease. Wall KC, Schmitz R, Carney JM, Blazer DG.  BMJ Case Reports. 2018 Oct

Short- and Long-Term Oncological Outcome After Rectal Cancer Surgery: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Comparing Open Versus Laparoscopic Rectal Cancer Surgery.  Nienhueser H, Heger P, Schmitz R, Kulu Y, Diener MK, Klose J, Schneider MA, Mueller BP, Ulrich A, Buechler MW, Mihaljevic AL, Schmidt T. J Gastrointest Surg. 2018 Aug

TAM receptors Tyro3 and Mer as novel targets in colorectal cancer.  Schmitz R, Freire A, Yerbes R, von Richter S, Kahlert C, Loges S, Weitz J, Schneider M, Ruiz de Almodovar C, Ulrich A, Schmidt T.  Oncotarget. 2016 Aug

Tumour-educated circulating monocytes are powerful candidate biomarkers for diagnosis and disease follow-up of colorectal cancer.  Hamm A, Prenen H, Van Delm W, Di Matteo M, Wenes M, Delamarre E, Schmidt T, Weitz J, Sarmiento R, Dezi A, Gasparini G, Rothé F, Schmitz R, D'Hoore A, Iserentant H, Hendlisz A, Mazzone M.  Gut. 2016 Jun

Mandibular Reconstruction Using the Free Vascularized Fibula Graft: An Overview of Different Modifications.  Kokosis G, Schmitz R, Powers DB, Erdmann D.  Arch Plast Surg. 2016 Jan

A modified bipedicle VRAM flap for simultaneous reconstruction of a perineal and posterior vaginal defect.  Kokosis G, Schmitz R, Secord A A, Havrilesky L J, Berchuck A, Mantyh C R, Erdmann D. Gynaekologe. 2014 Oct