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Duke Surgery Advanced Practice Providers Recognized by PDC

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Congratulations to the following Advanced Practice Providers on your most recent accomplishments!

Maryellen Kelly, DNP, CPNP, Pediatric Urology:

Publications and Presentations

  • Evaluation of Spina Bifida Transitional Care Practices in the United States. Presented at Spina Bifida World Congress, San Diego, California, USA on 05/2017 and at the Society of Pediatric Urology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA on 05/2016
  • Kelly MS, Dorgalli C, McLorie G, Khoury A. Prospective evaluation of Peristeen® transanal irrigation system with the validated neurogenic bowel dysfunction score sheet in the pediatric population, Neurourology & Urodynamics, 2016; accepted for publication
  • Ben-Chaim J, Hidas G, Wikenheiser J, Landau EH, Wehbi E, Kelly MS, McLorie GA, Khoury AE. Kelly procedure for exstrophy or epispadias patients: anatomical description of the pudendal neurovasculature, Journal of Pediatric Urology, 2016; 12(3):173.e1-6.
  • Soltani T, Hidas G, Kelly MS, Kaplan A, Selby B, Billimek J, Wehbi E, McDougall E, McAleer I, McLorie G, Khoury AE. Endoscopic correction of vesicoureteral reflux simulator curriculum as an effective teaching tool: Pilot study, Journal of Pediatric Urology, 2016; 12(1):45.e1-6. 
  • Kelly MS, Hannan M, Cassidy B, Hidas G, Selby B, Khoury AE, McLorie G. Development, reliability and validation of a neurogenic bowel dysfunction score in pediatric patients with spina bifida. Neurourology and Urodynamics 2016; 35(2):212-7.


Dean T. Harrison, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, Emergency Medicine

Publications and Presentations

  • Will be a featured speaker at the 14th Annual Observation Management World Congress Summit in Chicago – April 24-25, 2017
  • Spoke at the Global Media Observation Patient Management Conference in Las Vegas – 2/2017
  • Was Expert Panel member World Congress Summit Conference – Reducing Length of Stay – Chicago – 2016
  • Spoke at Global Media Observational conference – Improving Efficiency and System Analysis in Observation Units - Las Vegas 2016
  • Faculty member /Instructor – Ultrasound Training for the Advanced Practice Provider - Chamberlin Medical Resources – Boston
  • Co–authored article regarding utilization of APP in Emergency Medicine – International Article - Journal of Emergencias


Kathy Trotter, DNP, CNM, FNP, FAANP, Breast Surgery

Publications and Presentations

  • Stevenson, E, Trotter, K, Bergh, C, & Sloane, R. (2016). Pregnancy related anxiety in women who conceive via in-vitro fertilization: A mixed-methods approach. J of Perinatal Education. 25(3), pp 193-200. URL:
  • Trotter, K. & Stouder, A. (2016). Breast cancer survivor care in the primary care setting. J of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Vol 29 (10). doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000496950.95334.86
  • 2016: Trotter, K. "When breast cancer survivors return to primary care: Beyond pink ribbons". Podium presentation, 31st American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Labriola, B. & Trotter, K. "Nurses Championing Exercise in Survivorship Care Clinic Visits". JADPRO Live at APSHO 2016. November 2-4, 2016 Washington, DC.
  • Trotter, K & Moore, A. Primary Care Skills workshop. Annual Meeting of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health. September 30, 2016. New Orleans, LA. 


Kimberly Howard, PA-C, Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Awarded the 'Henry Lee (Buddy) Treadwell Award' by the Duke PA Program Class of 2016. This award recognizes educators who create an optimal learning environment for grateful Duke PA learners.  


Richard Salmony, PA-C, PDC APP First Assist Program

  • Accepted into the North Carolina Medical Society Leadership College for 2016-17.