What is your specific area of interest in geriatric surgery?
Geriatric surgery is a dynamic intersection of multiple disciplines such as surgery, geriatric medicine, and ethics. I am particularly interested in the surgical care of the elderly population in relation to the provision of compassionate, value-based end-of-life care, that is in line with the goals of care of each patient.
What is an example of your best work in geriatric research?
I was the leading author of a paper that examined the characteristics and outcomes of patients who had a Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) order. We found that when compared to similar-aged patients undergoing the same procedure, patients with a DNR order had compromised outcomes in terms of complications and mortality. Multiple reasons could explain these findings. I am working on figuring out why this is the case and how we could optimize surgical outcomes of patients with a DNR order.
In your opinion, what is an important health services research question that needs to be answered in the field of geriatric surgery?
“When is surgery a bad idea?”
What are your most relevant geriatric surgery publications?
Kazaure HS, Roman SA, Sosa JA. “High mortality in surgical patients with Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) Orders: Analysis of 8,256 patients”. Arch Surg. 2011. Aug; 146(8):922-8.
Kazaure HS, Roman SA, Sosa JA. “Cardiac Arrest Among Surgical Patients: An Analysis of Incidence, Patient Characteristics, and Outcomes in ACS-NSQIP”. JAMA Surg. 2013 Jan; 148(1):14-21.
Kazaure HS, Roman SA, Sosa JA. “Epidemiology and Outcomes of In-hospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the United State States”. Resuscitation. 2013. Sep; 84(9):1255-60.
Kazaure HS, Roman SA, Sosa JA. “A Population-level Analysis of 5620 Recipients of Multiple In-hospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Attempts. J Hosp Med. 2014 Jan; 9(1):29-34.
What is a fun fact about you?
I love sampling international music.