• Scientific Publications and Presentations

    Faculty Publications


    Schnelldorfer T, Gagnon AI, Birkett RT, Reynolds G, Murphy KM, Jenkins RL. Staging laparoscopy in pancreatic cancer: a potential role for advanced laparoscopic techniques. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2014;218:1201-1206.


    Schnelldorfer T, Jenkins R, Birkett DH, Georgakoudi I. From shadow to light – visualization of extra-hepatic bile ducts using image-enhanced laparoscopy. Surgical Innovation 2014 (in press).


    Nepomnayshy D, Hesham W, Erickson B, MacDonald J, Iorio R, Brams D. Sleep apnea: is routine preoperative screening necessary? Obesity Surgery 2013;23:287-291.


    Schnelldorfer T. Porcelain gallbladder: a benign process or concern for malignancy?. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2013;17:1161-1168.

    Van der Wilden GM, Velmahos GC, Joseph DK, Jacobs L, Debusk MG, Adams CA, Gross R, Burkott B, Agarwal S, Maung AA, Johnson DC, Gates J, Kelly E, Michaud Y, Charash WE, Winchell RJ, Desjardins SE, Rosenblatt MS, Gupta S, Gaeta M, Chang Y, de Moya MA. Successful nonoperative management of the most severe blunt renal injuries: a multicenter study of the research consortium of new England centers for trauma. JAMA Surgery 2013;148:924-931.


    Schnelldorfer T, Sarr MG, Adams DB. What is the duct of Luschka? – A systematic review. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2012;16:656-662.


    Schnelldorfer T. Image-enhanced laparoscopy: a promising technology for detection of peritoneal micrometastases. Surgery 2012;151:345-350.

    Van der Wilden GM, Velmahos GC, Emhoff T, Brancato S, Adams C, Georgakis G, Jacobs L, Gross R, Agarwal S, Burke P, Maung AA, Johnson DC, Winchell R, Gates J, Cholewczynski W, Rosenblatt M, Chang Y. Successful nonoperative management of the most sever blunt liver injuries: a multicenter study of the research consortium of New England centers for trauma. Arch Surg 2012;147:423-428.


    Barton JG, Schnelldorfer T, Lohse CM, Bamlet WR, Rabe KG, Petersen GM, Donohue JH, Farnell MB, Kendrick ML, Nagorney DM, Lombardo KM, Que FG. Patterns of pancreatic resection differ between patients with familial and sporadic pancreatic cancer. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2011;15:836-842.

    Brewer ES, Reznikov B, Liberman RF, Baker RA, Rosenblatt MS, David CA, Flacke S. Incidence and predictors of intracranial hemorrhage after minor head trauma in patients taking anticoagulant and antiplatelet medication. J Trauma 2011;70:E1-5.


    Schnelldorfer T, Reid-Lombardo K, Sarr MG. Development of pancreatoduodenectomy in North America. Surgery Today 2011;41:377-381.


    Waters JA, Schnelldorfer T, Aguilar-Saavedra JR, Chen JH, Yiannoutsos CT, Lillemoe KD, Farnell MB, Sarr MG, Schmidt CM. Survival after resection for invasive intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm and for pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a multi-institutional comparison according to American Joint Committee on Cancer stage. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2011;213:275-283.



    Fatima J, Schnelldorfer T, Barton J, Wood CM, Wiste HJ, Smyrk TC, Zhang L, Sarr MG, Nagorney DM, Farnell MB. Pancreatoduodenectomy for ductal adenocarcinoma: implications of positive margin on survival. Archives of Surgery 2010;145:167-172.


    Gersin KS, Rothstein RI, Rosenthal RJ, Stefanidis D, Deal SE, Kuwada TS, Laycock W, Adrales G, Vassiliou M, Szomstein S, Heller S, Joyce AM, Heiss F, Nepomnayshy D. Open-label, sham-controlled trial of an endoscopic duodenojejunal bypass liner for preoperative weight loss in bariatric surgery candidates. Gastrointest Endosc 2010;71:976-982.


    Harrington DT, Machan J, Zacharias N, Velmahos GC, Rosenblatt MS, Winston E, Patterson L, Desjardins S, Winchell R, Brotman S, Churyla A, Schulz JT, Maung AA, Davis KA; Research Consortium of New England Centers for Trauma (ReCONECT). Factors associated with survival following blunt chest trauma in older patients: results from a large regional trauma cooperative. Arch Surg 2010;145:432-437.


    Morrison JF, Sung KE, Bergman AM, Rosenblatt MS, Arle JE. A novel solution to reduce complications of distal shunt catheter displacement associated with obesity. J Neurosurg 2010;113:1314-1316.


    Schnelldorfer T, Ware AL, Smoot R, Schleck CD, Harmsen WS, Nagorney DM. Management of giant hemangioma of the liver: resection versus observation. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2010;211:724-730.


    Schnelldorfer T. The birth of pancreatic surgery: a tribute to Friedrich Wilhelm Wandesleben. World Journal of Surgery 2010;34:190-193.


    Turrini O, Waters JA, Schnelldorfer T, Lillemoe KD, Yiannoutsos CT, Farnell MB, Sarr MG, Schmidt CM. Invasive intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm: predictors of survival and role of adjuvant therapy. HPB 2010;12:447-455.


    Velmahos GC, Zacharias N, Emhoff TA, Feeney JM, Hurst JM, Crookes BA, Harrington DT, Gregg SC, Brotman S., Burke PA, Davis KA, Gupta R, Winchell RJ, Desjardins S, Alouidor R, Gross RI, Rosenblatt MS, Schulz JT, Chang Y. Management of the most severely injured spleen: a multicenter study of the Research Consortium of New England Centers for Trauma (ReCONECT). Arch Surg 2010;145:456-460.


    Faculty Presentations at Regional or National Meetings

    2013 & 2014

    Avulov, O’Brien, Tortorici, Brams, Nepomnayshy. “Gender Specific Outcomes After Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band” SAGES 2014, Salt Lake City

    Avulov, Nepomnayshy, Schnelldorfer, McQuillen, Brams. “Splenic Abscess after Sleeve Gastrectomy” SAGES 2014, Salt Lake City

    Bourgeois D., Nepomnayshy D., Villanueva A. “Interdisciplinary Boot Camp – where interns and nurses learn together” American College of Surgeons Consortium of Education Institutes Annual Meeting, Chicago 2013

    DiPasquale AD, Chang G, Yang R: The Clinical Significance of Flat Epithelial Atypia on Core-Needle Biopsy, an Institutional Review , American Society of Breast Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV 2014

    Nepomnayshy D, Chen, Kuhn, Seymour. “Do Experts Give Better Feedback than Novices on Virtual Reality Simulators” SAGES 2013

    Nepomnayshy D, Paige J, StefanidesD, Ritter M. Nepomnayshy D, Schnelldorfer T, Brams D. “Fundamentals of Fundamentals: Handling the Proliferating Proficiency Standards” Expert panel organizer and presenter. Annual International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare, San Francisco, 1/2014.

    Nepomnayshy D, Bourgeois D, Fitton T. “Preparing to Save a Life – Thoracic Trauma Simulation in a Low Volume Center” American College of Surgeons Consortium of Education Institutes Annual Meeting, Chicago 2013

    Nepomnayshy D. “Reversal of Gastric Bypass with Hiatal Hernia Repair” American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Spring Meeting, June 1, 2013, New Orleans

    Nepomnayshy D, Birkett RT, Delmonico T. “Validation of an Advanced Laparoscopic Curriculum” Society of American Gastrointestinal and EndoscopicSurgeons (SAGES) Salt Lake City, 2014

    Rosenblatt, M. Changing Incentives: Creative Management and Compensation Design to Drive Value. Healthcare Financial Management Association MA/RI Chapters, March 28, 2014

    Schnelldorfer T, Nepomnayshy D, Sillin L, Brams DM. “Cirrhosis: Experience with Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding," Presentation at SAGES, San Antonio, 2013.

    Schnelldorfer T, Brams D, Nepomnayshy D. Laparoscopic reversal of gastric bypass with hiatial hernia repair. ASMBS Spring Event, New Orleans, LA, 2013.

    Schnelldorfer T, Brams D, Heiss F. Laparoscopic total pancreatectomy for main-duct IPMN. Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Chicago, IL, 2014.

    Schnelldorfer T, Pancreatic cancer – is cure around the corner? Congress of the Military Hospital of Honduras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 2013.

    Schnelldorfer T, Birkett RT, Gagnon AI, Reynolds G, Jenkins RL. Staging laparoscopy in pancreatic cancer: a potential role for advanced laparoscopic techniques. New England Surgical Society, Hartford, CT, 2013.

    Stephanides, Korndorfer, Nepomnayshy, Paige. “Multi-institutional Assessment of Residential Technical Skill Evolution”, ASE Chicago 2014.

    Verma, H., Burns, D., Nepomnayshy, D., “Coconut Bezoars in Patients with Prior Bariatric Surgery: Report of Two Cases.” American College of Gastroenterology, 2013.

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