The 23rd Annual John A. Mannick Research Awards were presented on October 4, 2017. These awards were created in honor of John A. Mannick, MD, former BWH Surgeon-in-Chief and leader in the field of vascular surgery research. The awards recognize surgery residents and research fellows for their work in basic science, clinical or outcomes research.
This year’s honorees and their abstracts include:
Marko Boskovski, MD, MHS, MPH, PGY-4 General Surgery Resident: “De novo Genetic Variants and Post-Operative Outcomes in Congenital Heart Disease”
David Harris, MD, PGY-3 General Surgery Resident and Research Fellow: “Sleeve gastrectomy restores mucosal immunity and improves metabolic phenotype in a weight-independent manner”
T. Konrad Rajab, MD, BChir, PGY-6 Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery: “Intralipid Improves Oxygenation after Rat Orthotopic Lung Transplantation”
Kaspar Trocha, MD, T32 Research Fellow in Vascular Surgery: “Pre-Operative Short-term Protein/Methionine Restriction Attenuates the Surgical Response to Injury via Hydrogen Sulfide Up-Regulation”
Adil Haider, MD, MPH, has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) – National Institute on Aging (NIA) grant for his study “Comparative Effectiveness of Trauma Center Care for Older Americans“.
Trauma is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among Americans aged 65 and over. Ensuring older trauma patients receive the optimal level of trauma center care may be one important way to improve outcomes; however, the effectiveness of trauma centers in improving outcomes among older patients remains unclear.
This study will determine the effectiveness of trauma center care among older patients, specifically focusing on differences between traumatic brain injury (expected to benefit from higher-level trauma center care) and hip fracture (manageable regardless of treating facility) while addressing short and long-term outcomes including mortality, complications, readmissions, functional status, hospice enrollment and cumulative direct costs.
Adil Haider, MD, MPH Kessler Director, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Associate Surgeon, Division of Trauma, Burn, Surgical & Critical Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Adil Haider, MD, MPH, is an active trauma and critical care surgeon, prolific researcher, and the Kessler Director for the Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH), a joint initiative of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is also the deputy editor of JAMA Surgery and president-elect of the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS).
Dr. Haider is credited with uncovering racial disparities after traumatic injury and establishing the field of trauma disparities research. He is regarded as one of the foremost experts on healthcare inequities in the United States, with projects focused on describing and mitigating unequal outcomes based on sex, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age and socioeconomic status. His other research focuses on long-term clinical and functional outcomes after trauma and emergency general surgery, optimal treatment of trauma/critically ill patients in resource-poor settings, and advanced analytic techniques for surgical health services research.
Dr. Haider has formally mentored more than 120 research trainees, published more than 230 peer-reviewed papers and serves as principal investigator on extramural grants worth more than $8M. He believes that equality is the cornerstone of medicine, and his professional goal is to eradicate disparities in healthcare in the United States.
Please join us in welcoming Lindsey M. Korepta, MD, RPVI, as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.
Lindsey M. Korepta, MD, RPVI Associate Surgeon, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Member of the Faculty, Harvard Medical School
Lindsey M. Korepta, MD, RPVI, is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI and completed her medical degree at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing, MI. She completed her postgraduate training in the Spectrum Health/Michigan State University Integrated Vascular Residency Program in Grand Rapids, MI.
Her clinical and research interests include: Aortic aneurysm repair, peripheral vascular disease and limb care preservation, arteriovenous fistula creation, venous insufficiency treatment and quality improvement.