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General Surgery Residency Program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Brian Figueroa, Sandra Nwani, Heather Grossman-Verner and Michael S. Truitt MD

Cynthia Villalta MD, Heather Grossman Verner MS, andMichael S, Truitt, MD

Residents are encouraged to perform clinical research, write scientific papers, and present at scientific meetings in conjunction with faculty mentors. The Methodist Graduate Medical Education Department will cover the cost of transportation, lodging, and meals for all presentations of accepted papers at a conference.

Below are the publications and presentations/submissions by the general surgery residents for the 2022-2023 academic year:

Yearly Research Papers


Bradshaw B, Figueroa BA, Grossman Verner HM, Karpisek A, Records KJ, Truitt MS. Ride share to the rescue? Trends in alcohol related motor vehicle collisions (Abstract acceptance – Quick shot presentation), Southwestern Surgical Society 2021 Annual Meeting, Maui, Hawaii, September 2-5, 2021.

Pearcy C, Figueroa BA, Grossman Verner HM, Burris J, Truitt MS, Karpisek A. Big picture struggles: Appropriate imaging for geriatric populations. (Abstract acceptance – Oral Presentation), Southwestern Surgical Society 2021 Annual Meeting, Maui, Hawaii, September 2-5, 2021.

Figueroa BA, Grossman Verner HM, Murray AR, Acharya P, Truitt MS, Amos JD, Mantry P. Shock index as a mortality predictor in cirrhotic patients sustaining significant trauma – A national trauma data bank analysis. (Abstract acceptance – Quick shot presentation), Southwestern Surgical Society 2021 Annual Meeting, Maui, Hawaii, September 2-5, 2021.

Bradshaw R, Figueroa BA, Grossman Verner HM, Karpisek A, Pearcy C, Rappa P, Truitt MS. Implications of morbid obesity in geriatric trauma. . (Abstract acceptance – Quick shot presentation), Southwestern Surgical Society 2021 Annual Meeting, Maui, Hawaii, September 2-5, 2021.

Rohling C, Pearcy C, Truitt MS. I can see clearly now: A novel in vivo laparoscopic cleaning device. Video Loop presentation at the 2021 SAGES Annual Meeting, September, 2021.

Bradshaw R, Truitt MS. Ride Share Project (Video), North Texas Chapter of the ACS, April, 2021.

Truitt, Michael S. New Program Director’s Workshop - Review of the Program Requirements, Section II. APDS Meeting, Boston, MA, April 26, 2021.

Truitt, Michael S. New Program Director’s Workshop - Faculty Development. APDS Meeting, Boston, MA, April 26, 2021.

Truitt, Michael S. Panel Session 2: The Robots are Coming! APDS Meeting, Boston, MA, April 26, 2021.

Truitt MS, PODCAST: Behind the Knife: Diverticulitis. April 2021.

Dissanaike S, Truitt MS, Neville A, Keeley J. Moderator: Christian deVirgilio. PODCAST: Episode 42: Management of the difficult gallbladder (Trauma ICU rounds).

Figueroa B, Bradshaw R, Grossman-Verner H, Karpisek A, Records K, Truitt MS. Ride share to the Rescue? Trends in alcohol related MVC. COT (Committee on Trauma) paper presentation (North Texas). November 12, 2020.

Truitt MS. American College of Surgeons, Young Fellows Association Meeting, Wellness, August 2020.


Jackson T, Cho EE, Nagatomo K, Osman HG, Jeyarajah DR. Teacher and trainee learning together – Dual console and the three arms. J Surg Educ 2020 Jul-Aug; 77 (4):720-722. PMID: 32146137.

Hasoon J, Burroughs M, Urits I, Orhurhu V, Viswanath O, Kay AD. COVID-19 and the impact on fellowship education. Pain Physician. 2020 Aug; 23 (4S):S453-S454. PMID 32942801.

Lorenzo, M., Shifflette, V. Geriatric Trauma Service: What is so Special?. Curr Surg Rep 8, 18; Issue 9, September (2020).

Hasoon J, Urits I, Burroughs M, Cai V, Orhurhu V, Aner M, Yazdi C, Simopoulos T, Viswanath O, Kaye AD, Hess PE, Gill J. Epidural Blood Patch does not Contribute to the Development of Chronic Low Back Pain in Patients who Undergo Lumbar Punctures: A Pilot Study. Psychopharmacol Bull. 2020 Oct 15;50(4 Suppl 1):17-24. PMID: 33633414; PMCID: PMC7901133.

Prakash PS, Moore SA, Rezende-Neto JB … Burris J, Agrawal V, … Cannon JW. Predictors of retained hemothorax in trauma: Results of an EAST multi-institutional trial. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 Oct; 89 (4):679-685. PMID: 32649619.

Burroughs M, Urits I, Viswanath O, Simopoulos T, Hasoon J. Benefits and shortcomings of utilizing telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic. Proc (Baylor University Medical Center). 2020; 33 (4):699-700. PMID: 33100576.

Hasoon J, Urits I, Al-Jumah R, Burroughs M, Cai V, Viswanath O, Aner M, Rana PH, Simopoulos T, Kaye AD, Gill J. Long-Term Outcomes of Post Dural Puncture Headache Treated With Epidural Blood Patch: A Pilot Study. Psychopharmacol Bull. 2020 Oct 15;50(4 Suppl 1):25-32. PMID: 33633415; PMCID: PMC7901131.

Jackson T, Cho EE, Marks J, Jeyarajah DR. Unbundling General Surgery: Have We Taken Specialization Too Far? Am Surg. 2020 Oct 29:3134820940626. doi: 10.1177/0003134820940626. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33118363.

Jackson T, Vedantam S, Bradshaw R, Cho E, Lim J, Nagatomo K, Osman H, Jeyarajah DR. Unrecognized anemia after whipple - should we learn from gastric bypass? Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Nov;14(11):1119-1123. doi: 10.1080/17474124.2020.1808459. Epub 2020 Aug 19. PMID: 32772584.

Darwish MB, Nagatomo K, Jackson T, Cho E, Osman H, Jeyarajah DR. Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy for Achieving R0. JSLS. 2020 Oct-Dec;24(4):e2020.00060. doi: 10.4293/JSLS.2020.00060. PMID: 33414613; PMCID: PMC7739842.

Dunn A, Walsh RM, Lipman JM, French JC, Jeyarajah DR, Schneider EB, Delaney CP, Augustin T. Can an Academic RVU Model Balance the Clinical and Research Challenges in Surgery? J Surg Educ. 2020 Nov-Dec;77(6):1473-1480. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2020.05.029. Epub 2020 Aug 5. PMID: 32768381.

Aicher BO, Hernandez MC, Betancourt-Ramirez A, Grossman MD, Heise H, Schroeppel TJ, Kongkaewpaisan N, Kaafarani HMA, Wagner A, Grabo D, Scott M, Peck G, Chang G, Matsushima K, Cullinane DC, Cullinane LM, Stocker B, Posluszny J, Simonoski UJ, Catalano RD, Vasileiou G, Yeh DD, Agrawal V, Truitt MS, Pickett M, Dultz L, Muller A, Ong AW, San Roman JL, Barth N, Fackelmayer O, Velopulos CG, Hendrix C, Estroff JM, Gambhir S, Nahmias J, Jeyamurugan K, Bugaev N, Portillo V, Carrick MM, O'Meara L, Kufera J, Zielinski MD, Bruns BR. Colorectal resection in emergency general surgery: An EAST multicenter trial. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 Dec;89(6):1023-1031. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002894. PMID: 32890337; PMCID: PMC7957828.

Burroughs MA Jr, Urits I, Viswanath O, Kaye AD, Hasoon J. Adrenal Ganglioneuroma: A Rare Tumor of the Autonomic Nervous System. Cureus. 2020 Dec 31;12(12):e12398. doi: 10.7759/cureus.12398. PMID: 33532158; PMCID: PMC7845755.

Lim, JS, Jackson T, Kurtz J, Cho EE, Vedantam S, Nagatomo K, Osman H, Jeyarajah DR. Overcoming the arduous transition for robotic hepatopancreatobiliary cases: A multi-procedure learning curve study utilizing CUSU analysis. World J Surg 2021 Mar; 45 (3):865-872. PMID: 33247356.

Roden-Foreman JW, Rapier NR, Foreman M, Cribari C, Parsons M, Zagel A, Cull J, Coniglio R, McGraw C, Blackmore A, Lyell C, Adams CA, Lueckel SN, Regner JL, Holzmacher J, Sarani B, Sexton KW, Beck WC, Milia D, Hess J, Amos JD, et al. Avoiding Cribari gridlock 2: The standardized triage assessment tool outperforms the Cribari matrix method in 38 adult and pediatric trauma centers. Multicenter Study. Injury. 2021 Mar;52(3):443-449. PMID: 32958342.

Rivera K, Jeyarajah DR, Washington K. Hepatectomy, RFA, and Other Liver Directed Therapies for Treatment of Breast Cancer Liver Metastasis: A Systematic Review. Front Oncol. 2021 Mar 26;11:643383. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2021.643383. PMID: 33842354; PMCID: PMC8033007.

Jackson TN, Jackson DL, Nelson PR, Kim DY, Agrawal V, Truitt MS. Traumatized attendings - When the doctor has the disease. Am J Surg. 2021 May 26:S0002-9610(21)00290-7. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2021.05.010. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34116794.

Jeyarajah DR, Abouljoud M, Alseidi A, Berman R, D'Angelica M, Hagopian E, Pawlik TM. Training Paradigms in Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgery: an Overview of the Different Fellowship Pathways. J Gastrointest Surg. 2021 May 4. doi: 10.1007/s11605-021-05019-9. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33948865.

Moslim MA, Bastawrous AL, Jeyarajah DR. Neoadjuvant Pelvic Radiotherapy in the Management of Rectal Cancer with Synchronous Liver Metastases: Is It Worth It? J Gastrointest Surg. 2021 Jun 7. doi: 10.1007/s11605-021-05042-w. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34100244.

Vivian E, Brooks MR, Longoria R, Lundberg L, Mallow J, Shah J, Vo A, Mejia A, Tarnasky P, Puri V. Improving the Standard of Care for All-A Practical Guide to Developing a Center of Excellence. Healthcare (Basel). 2021 Jun 21;9(6):777. doi: 10.3390/healthcare9060777. PMID: 34205635; PMCID: PMC8235374.\

Barrett CD, Moore HB, Moore EE, et al. Study of Alteplase for Respiratory Failure in SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19 (STARS): A Vanguard Multicenter, Rapidly Adaptive, Pragmatic, Randomized, Controlled Trial. EPMC. SSRN; 2021. DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3859327.

Grants Awarded:

January 2021/Pacira Award – Truitt MS, Research Grant for case series for cryoanalgesics for rib fractures.

May, 2020/Pacira Award – Truitt MS, Educational Grant for cadaver lab to train for cryoanalgesics for rib fractures.

Genentech Sponsored Trial, Official site 8/2020 – TRA – COVID.

Book Chapter:

Bradshaw R, Grossman Verner HM, Truitt MS. Chapter 27: Role of bedside laparoscopy. Mini-invasive Approach in Acute Care Surgery (Springer), June, 2021. Submitted.