Celebrating Research Efforts

Entering its third decade, Postgraduate Recognition Day highlights the research efforts of residents and fellows, who are invited to submit abstracts for presentation and/or posters for display. Submissions represent but a fraction of the scholarly work that has been produced or is ongoing by our residents.

All submissions are reviewed by a selection committee. Five abstracts are presented to an audience of medical staff, residents and fellows, as well as alumni and emeritus staff. The event is sponsored by the Department of Medical Education and Alumni Association. 

Congratulations to the residents/fellows whose abstracts were selected for presentation by the Postgraduate Recognition  Day Review Committee. Click on titles to read submissions.

Kristian Stensland, MD, MPH, PGY-5, Urology ProgramIdentifying Factors Associated with Poor Genitourinary Cancer Clinical Trial Accrual Using a Novel Data Extraction Algorithm (First Place Award)


Mohammad Alfaqih, MD, PGY-4, Diagnostic Radiology Program Hip Arthroplasty and Computed Tomography of Abdomen: A Retroperitoneal Indicator of Post Arthroplasty Hip Flexor impingement  (Honorable Mention Award)

Alison Levy, MD, PGY-4, Urology ProgramProtein expression profiles among lichen sclerosus urethral strictures: Can urethroplasty success be predicted? (Honorable Mention Award)


Haddon Pantel, MD, PGY-6, Colon Rectal Surgery Program The double channel endoscope, a useful tool for advanced polypectomy (Honorable Mention Award)


Kristian Stensland, MD, MPH, PGY-5, Urology ProgramRate of upstaging in variant histology nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer: Is there evidence to support the AUA Guidelines “Expert Opinion”?


Congratulations to all residents/fellows who completed research projects and submitted abstracts to Postgraduate Recognition Day. Click on titles to read submissions.

Danica Vodopivec Kuri, MD – Severe Hyponatremia as the Presenting Feature of Partially Empty Sella

Robert DeMatteo, MDProsthetic Systolic Anterior Motion Following Mitral Valve Replacement

Robert DeMatteo, MDTargeted Cervical Epidural Blood Patch for the Treatment of Spontaneous Orthostatic Headache

Colleen Donahue, MDHow to get ahead: Young colorectal surgeons reflect on their first few years in practice

Jessica Lomanno, MDEvaluation of adverse events following change in dosing protocol and implementation of bedside reconstitution of 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate

Natasha Malkani, MDThe effects of hyponatremia on bone density and fractures: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Manish Dhyani, MD – Living donor liver transplant: comprehensive radiological evaluation prior to surgery

Sarah Meade, MDImproving patient centered outcomes with robotic hepatic resection for liver tumors in a tertiary academic transplant center

Joanna Nichols, MDEvaluation of direct oral anticoagulant prescribing for venous thromboembolism treatment in the emergency department at an academic community medical center

Haddon Pantel, MDWhat is the impact of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month on colonoscopy screening rates and public interest in colorectal cancer?

Ilda Plasari, MDDrug utilization review of outpatient sacubitril/valsartan prescribing practice

Jamal Salah, MDIdentification and Evaluation of Risk Factors for Dexmedetomidine Withdrawal

Jared Schober, MD The use of penile computed tomography cavernosogram (CTC) in the evaluation of Peyronie’s disease

Kristian Stensland, MD – Premature termination of cancer clinical trials: assessing trial efficiency

Kristian Stensland, MDDichotomous sized-based clinical staging of localized renal masses affects management but not clinical outcomes