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General Surgery residents

General Surgery

The General Surgery Residency is a five-year program leading to board eligibility. Residents complete rotations in general surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, emergency medicine, urological surgery, anesthesia, plastic surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, endoscopy, critical care and obstetrics/gynecology.

Second-year residents receive experience in the care of burn patients on a four-week rotation at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.

Third-year residents receive experience in the care of transplant patients on a four-week rotation at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.

Because there are no residents or fellows in surgical subspecialties, such as neurosurgery, intensive care, cardiac surgery or urology, surgical residents are actively involved in the care of patients in these areas. Rather than serving as observers or third assistants, they have hands-on experience as first assistants or as the operating surgeon.

"It's a well rounded general surgery program. The staff really care about you and your family."
Tom Blee, MD, Graduate, General Surgery Residency; General Surgeon, St. Paul, Minn.

"Gundersen's program provides a solid foundation for each resident to pursue their dreams, whether it is a fellowship, private practice, or an academic career. There are no limitations!"
Melanie Richards, MD, Graduate, General Surgery Residency; Associate Professor of Surgery; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn

Our Mission

We seek to train general surgeons who are outstanding clinicians. Our graduates will have an intense commitment to patient care and lifelong learning. We will assist the development of this expertise by providing our trainees with strong foundations of academic excellence, sound technical skills, clinical research, and an understanding of contemporary issues in surgical practice.

About the Residency

The General Surgery Residency provides broad spectrum exposure to all components of general surgery with a blend of inpatient and outpatient experiences. This experience resembles the practice of general surgeons throughout the United States. Gundersen Health System is a tertiary referral center and designated as a Trauma Center Level II. Residents see both the routine and more unusual cases in surgery in an environment dedicated to graduate medical education and outstanding patient care.

Residents have a unique opportunity to work side-by-side with attending surgeons from day one where they are expected to be in the operating room. Residents enjoy extensive hands-on experiences in surgical specialties during their five years. They gain increasing responsibilities in care of patients before, during and after surgery and, as chief residents, they run a surgical service under the guidance of supervising surgeons.

A typical resident performs more than 1,100 operations during the five-year program, including 350 in the PGY V year. PGY I residents complete approximately 100 surgeries as junior surgeon by the end of the year. Endoscopy experience is ample and residents typically complete greater than 250 endoscopies during their training. All of our graduates complete the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery and Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery curricula and examinations as mandated by the American Board of Surgery.

The program is geared toward surgeons interested in general surgery, with many of our graduates choosing to practice in smaller communities. Historically, two-thirds of our graduates have entered general surgery practice directly from residency. However, every graduate who has chosen to continue training into a surgical sub-specialty has been accepted into fellowships in cardiothoracic, vascular, plastic, endocrine, colorectal, advanced laparoscopic and trauma/critical care surgery. We are focused on developing the complete general surgeon with leadership courses, a formal patient safety and quality curriculum, an ethics lecture series, financial planning series, team based training and focused attention on appropriate areas of improvement throughout training.

Twenty-four percent of our former residents are women, including the first woman in Wisconsin to graduate from a general surgery program. Our graduates have an exceptional record in passing their written and oral boards on the first attempt — 100 and 89 percent compared with a national average of 85 and 83 percent respectively. This reflects our faculty's commitment to teaching and an impressive clinical experience throughout residency.

Our focus is to train surgeons who are excellent clinicians and understand the basic science behind surgical procedures. Our attending staff is available to answer questions, and values the close working relationships with residents and medical students. The teaching atmosphere is nurturing rather than adversarial, a milieu we believe prepares better doctors and enhances superior patient care. We offer lectures, small group discussions and interactive conferences in which attending and resident physicians discuss cases. We have a long standing history of utilizing simulation to adjunct team based and technical skills training. The Cleary Surgical Techniques Training Laboratory originally opened in 1995 and offered routine simulation experiences. In 2012, we opened the Integrated Center for Education and conference center with brand new laparoscopic towers, a mock operating room, mannequin simulators and up to date connectivity to further our dedication to simulation based training. Residents gain opportunities for additional practice in laparoscopy, trauma, surgical stapling, cadaver dissection, robotics, team based activities, communication assessments and other surgical techniques.

Our attending surgeons are interested in clinical research, patient safety collaborations and quality initiatives. Residents are expected to publish two papers in peer-reviewed journals during their residency and make two presentations at regional or national medical meetings. These requirements enhance the residents' ability to access and use medical literature and create a desire to find answers to problems that surgeons experience in practice. The residents are supported with funding to accomplish their presentations and the majority exceed our baseline requirements. To further support this requirement, we provide the assistance of a surgical research associate, a secretary, databases and statistical resources. A departmental library and dedicated computers augment these resources. Residents receive full credit for the work they do and are recognized as author or co-author of these projects.

Additional benefits of the program include supplying residents with personally-fit surgical loupes to assist with the performance of fine procedures, the purchase of a variety of surgical texts and a conference/book allowance each year. In addition, because there are no residents or fellows in surgical subspecialties, such as neurosurgery, cardiac surgery or urology, surgical residents are actively involved in the care of patients in these areas. Rather than serving as observers or third assistants, they have hands-on experience as first assistants or as the operating surgeon.

Rotation schedule:

The General Surgery Residency is a five-year program leading to American Board of Surgery eligibility. The general surgery experience is afforded through fairly equal experience on four teams (Teams A-D) which cover vascular, pediatric, minimally invasive, foregut, hernia, colorectal, hepatobiliary, pancreatic, gastrointestinal, trauma/critical care, breast, and endocrine surgery. Residents also complete rotations in orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, emergency medicine, urological surgery, anesthesia, endoscopy, plastic surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, endoscopy, critical care and obstetrics/gynecology.

Second-year and third-year residents receive experience in the care of burn patients and transplant patients on four-week rotations at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.

There are two months of elective time (one each during the PGY III and PGY IV years). Residents utilize this time for a variety of routine electives (rural surgery, international rotations, research) and some choose to focus on a clinical avenue (endocrine, breast, cardiothoracic, plastics).

We have a Chief Surgery Resident Service which is led by the chief residents for an equal number of months each year. The chiefs are responsible for their own office, operating room and endoscopy schedule, call responsibilities and administrative tasks. All of this is under the appropriate guidance of our attending surgeons – but the continuity is maintained for the chief residents relationship with the patient.

Benefits information

Resident research

Class of 2015

Publications

  1. Adegboyega TO, Landercasper J, Linebarger JH, Johnson JM, Andersen JJ, Dietrich LL, Driscoll CD, Raghavendra M, Madadi AR, Al-Hamadani M, Vang CA, Marcou KA, Hudak J, Go RS. Institutional Review of Compliance With NCCN guidelines for Breast Cancer: Lessons Learned From Real-Time Multidimensional Synoptic Reporting. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015; 13 (2):177-83.
  2. Adegboyega TO, Hartman DE, Overholt EM. A Case of a Cervical Sympathetic Chain Schwannoma. Gundersen Medical Journal. 2014;8(1):43-45.
  3. Adegboyega TO, Hartman DE, Overholt EM. A Case of a Cervical Sympathetic Chain Schwannoma. Gundersen Medical Journal. 2014;8(1):43-45
  4. Al Harakeh AB, Kallies KJ, Borgert AJ, Kothari SN. Bowel Obstruction Rates in Antecolic/Antegastric vs. Retrocolic/Retrogastric Roux Limb Gastric Bypass: A Meta-Analysis. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 2016;12(1):194-8.
  5. Van Osdol AD, Borgert AJ, Kallies KJ, Shapiro SB. Long-term Outcomes of an Integrated Transfusion Reduction Initiative in Patients Undergoing Resection for Colorectal Cancer. Am J Surg. 2015:210(6):990-5.
  6. Van Osdol AD, Landercasper J, Andersen JJ, Ellis RL, Gensch EM, Johnson JM, De Maiffe B, Marcou KA, Al-Hamadani M, Vang CA. Determining Whether Excision of All Fibroepithelial Lesions of the Breast Is Needed to Exclude Phyllodes Tumor: Upgrade Rate of Fibroepithelial Lesions of the Breast to Phyllodes Tumor. JAMA Surg. 2014;149(10):1081-5.
  7. Van Osdol AD, Jarman BT. Same As It Ever Was - Only Different: A Successful ACGME Innovative Project to Equip PGY I Residents to Take At-Home Call. J Surg Educ. 2014;149(10):1081-5.

Presentations

  1. Adegboyega TO, Landercasper J, Linebarger J, Johnson J, Andersen J, Dietrich L, Driscoll C, Raghavendra M, Madadi A, Al-Hamadani M, Vang C, Marcou K, Hudak J, Go R. Prospective Synoptic Template Recording to assess for Compliance of Care with NCCN Guidelines for Breast Cancer. ASCO, December 1, 2012; Chicago, IL.
  2. Adegbboyega TO, Kowalski TJ, Kothari SN. Fecal Microbial Transplantation for Clostridium Difficile Infection in a Community Hospital. Wisconsin Surgical Society, November 8, 2013; Kohler, WI.
  3. Adegbboyega TO, Borgert AJ, Lambert PJ, Jarman BT. Applying the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Risk Calculator to Patients Undergoing Colorectal Surgery: Theory vs. Reality. ACS NSQIP National Conference, July 28, 2014; New York, NY (Oral and Poster).
  4. Al Harakeh AB, Kallies KJ, Borgert AJ, Kothari SN. Bowel Obstruction Rates in Antecolic/Antegastric vs. Retrocolic/Retrogastric Roux Limb Gastric Bypass: A Meta-Analysis. American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery November 2-7, 2014; Boston, MA (Poster).
  5. Van Osdol AD, Gundrum JD, De Maiffe BM, Landercasper J. Upgrade to malignancy of borderline breast lesions on needle biopsy.
    • Wisconsin Surgical Society November 4, 2011; Kohler, WI.
    • American Society for Breast Surgeons May 2-6, 2012; Phoenix, AZ (Poster).
  6. Van Osdol AD, Mathiason MA, Kallies KJ, Davis CA. Patency Rates in Hemodialysis Access: Do Transposed Brachiobasilic Fistulas Make the Cut? Wisconsin Surgical Society November 2, 2012; Kohler, WI (Poster).
  7. Van Osdol AD, Landercasper J, Andersen J, Ellis R, Gensch E, Gundrum JD, De Maiffe BM, Marcou K. Fibroadenoma or Phyllodes Tumor: Should Fibroepithelial Lesions Found on Breast Needle Biopsy be Excised or Observed? Wisconsin Surgical Society November 2, 2012; Kohler, WI.
  8. Van Osdol AD, Johnson JM, Landercasper J, Vang C, et al. Results of NCCN Guideline Compliant Care for Management of Fibroepithelial Lesions of the Breast. NCCN Annual Conference March 15, 2013; Hollywood, FL (Poster).
  9. Van Osdol AD, Jarman BT. Same As It Ever Was - Only Different: A Successful ACGME Innovative Project to Equip PGY I Residents to Take At-Home Call. 2014 APDS Annual Meeting, April 8-10, 2014; Chicago, IL.
  10. Van Osdol AD, Borgert AJ, Kallies KJ, Shapiro SB. Long-term Outcomes of an Integrated Transfusion Reduction Initiative in Patients Undergoing Resection for Colorectal Cancer.
    • Wisconsin Surgical Society November 14, 2014; Kohler, WI.
    • Southwestern Surgical Congress, April 26-29, 2015; Monterey, CA.
  11. Van Osdol AD, Fisher MG, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Remnant Removal. (Video) ACS Clinical Congress, October 4-8, 2015; Chicago, IL.

Class of 2016

Publications

  1. Landercasper J, Appel A. Invited commentary for "Measuring the Quality of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB) for Breast Cancer: A Population-Based Evaluation: Wells B, Saskin R, Wright F, et al (Univ of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Inst of Clinical and Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; et al) Ann Surg Oncol 20:615-619, 2013". Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly. 2013;24(4):379-381.
  2. Bray MS, Appel AL, Kallies KJ, Borgert AJ, Zinnel BA, Shapiro SB. Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Program for Colorectal Surgery at a Community Teaching Hospital. WMJ. 2017;116(1):22-26.
  3. Schaeffer JS, Davis CA, Shakhnovich I. Incidental Finding of Cystic Adventitial Disease of the Common Femoral Vein: Case Report and Review of the Literature. J Vascular Ultrasound. 2016; 40(2):83-86
  4. Schaeffer JS, Shakhnovich I, Al-Hamadini M, Kallies KJ, Cogbill TH, Davis CA. Duplex Ultrasound Surveillance after Uncomplicated Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2017 July;51(5):295-300.
  5. Tsigonis AM, Landercasper J, Al-Hamadani M, Linebarger J, Vang C, Marchese E, Krause F, Johnson J, Marcou K, Hudak J. Does anesthesia type influence breast cancer outcomes? Reg Anesth Pain Med.2016;41(3):339-47.
  6. Tsignois AM, Landercasper J, Al-Hamadani M, Linebarger J, Vang C, Johnson J, Marchese E, Marcou K, Hudak J. Does surgery resident participation compromise breast cancer surgery outcomes? J Surg Educ. 2015 Nove-Dec;72(6):1109-17.

Presentations

  1. Appel AL, Brekke EF, Wittchow RJ, Frohnauer MK, Kallies KJ, Borgert AJ, Johnson JM. Impact of Veracyte Testing on Management of Bethesda Category 3 and 4 Thyroid Lesions. Wisconsin Surgical Society November 14, 2014; Kohler, WI.
  2. Appel AL, Shapiro SB. Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Program for Colorectal Surgery at a Community Teaching Hospital: The First 100 Patients. Wisconsin Surgical Society November 13, 2015; Kohler, WI.

  3. Schaeffer JS, Shakhnovich I, Al-Hamadini M, Kallies KJ, Cogbill TH, Davis CA. Duplex Ultrasound Surveillance after Uncomplicated Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair. Midwest Vascular Society, September 6-8, 2013; Chicago, IL.
  4. Schaeffer JS, Shakhnovich I, Al-Hamadini M, Kallies KJ, Cogbill TH, Davis CA. Review of Outcomes after Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair and Duplex Ultrasound Surveillance. Wisconsin Surgical Society, November 8, 2013; Kohler, WI (Poster).
  5. Schaeffer JS, Davis CA, Shakhnovich I. Incidental Finding of Cystic Adventitial Disease of the Common Femoral Vein: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Wisconsin Surgical Society, November 14, 2014; Kohler, WI (Poster).
  6. Tsigonis AM, Shapiro SB. A Management Strategy for Difficult Parastomal Hernia Repair Using Retrorectus Placement of Prosthetic Mesh: A Case Report. Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Summit, January 18, 2013; Breckenridge, CO (Poster).
  7. Tsigonis AM, Shapiro SB. Early Experience with Retrorectus Placement of Prosthetic Mesh in High-Risk Patients Requiring Ventral Hernia Repair (Poster). Wisconsin Surgical Society, November 8, 2013; Kohler, WI (Poster).
  8. Tsigonis AM, Landercasper J, Al-Hamadani M, Linebarger J, Vang C, Marchese E, Krause F, Johnson J, Marcou K, Hudak J. Does anesthesia type influence breast cancer outcomes?
    • Wisconsin Surgical Society, November 8, 2013; Kohler, WI.
    • ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium (Poster), September 4-6, 2014; San Francisco, CA.
  9. Tsigonis AM, Landercasper J, Al-Hamadani M, Linebarger J, Vang C. Does resident participation compromise breast cancer surgery outcomes? Wisconsin Surgical Society, November 14, 2014; Kohler, WI.

Class of 2017

Publications

  1. Bray MS, Appel AL, Kallies KJ, Borgert AJ, Zinnel BA, Shapiro SB. Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Program for Colorectal Surgery at a Community Teaching Hopsital. WMJ. 2017;116(1):22-26
  2. Bray MS, Borgert AJ, Folkers ME, Kothari SN. Outcome and Management of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Perforations: A Community Perspective. AM J Surg. 2017 July;214(1):69-73.
  3. Landerscasper J, Bennie B, Bray MS, Vang CA, Linebarger JH. Does neoadjuvant chemotherapy affect morbidity, mortality, reoperations, or readmissions in patients undergoing lumpectomy or mastectomy for rbeast cancer? Gland Surg. 2017;6(1):14-26.
  4. Czosnyka NM, Buckley FP, Vassaur H, Connolly EE, Borgert AJ, Kallies KJ, Kothari SN. Outcomes of Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation - A Community Hospital Perspective. Am J Surg. 2017;213(6):1019-1023.
  5. Czosnyka NM, Borgert AJ, Smith TJ. Effects of Neoadjuvant Therapy on Post-Operative Outcomes Following Pancreatectomy for Adenocarcinoma: A NSQIP Targeted Variable Review. HPB Revision Submitted – under review.
  6. Lyle B, Landercasper J, Johnson JM, Al-Hamadani M, Vang CA, Groshek J, Hennessy JL, Theede LM, Zutavern K, Linebarger JH. Is the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program surgical risk calculator applicable for breast cancer patients undergoing breast-conserving surgery? Am J Surg. 2016 Apr;211(4):820-3.
  7. Lyle B, Borgert AJ, Kallies KJ, Jarman BT. Do Attendings and Residents See Eye to Eye? An Evaluation of The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Milestones in General Surgery Residency. J Surg Educ. 2016 Nov - Dec;73(6):e54-e58.

Presentations

  1. Bray MS, Kallies KJ, Folkers ME, Kothari SN. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Perforations: Outcomes in Management.
    • Wisconsin Surgical Society, November 14, 2014; Kohler, WI.
    • Southwestern Surgical Congress, April 26-29, 2015; Monterey, CA. (Quick shot)
  2. Bray MS, Appel AL, Zinnel BA, Borgert AJ, Kallies KJ, Shapiro SB. Implementation and Outcome of an Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Program for Colorectal Surgery at a Community Teaching Hospital.
    • Southwestern Surgical Congress, April 6, 2016; Coronado, CA. (Quick shot)
    • The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) 28th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, December 4-7, 2016; Orlando, FL. (Workshop)
  3. Czosnyka NM, Al-Hamadini M, D'Huyvetter C, Kallies KJ, Marcos B. Pre-Injury Beta Blockers and their Effect on 30 Day Mortality in the Hypoperfused Trauma Patient. Wisconsin Committee on Trauma: Trauma and Critical Care Resident Paper Competition, May 8, 2013; Neenah, WI.
  4. Czosnyka NM, Borgert AJ, Kallies KJ, Hughes SR, Kothari SN. Laparoscopic Appendectomy: A Call for Standardization of Surgical Supplies? Southwestern Surgical Congress 66th Annual Meeting (Quick shot) April 15, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ.
  5. Czosnyka NM, Borgert AJ, Smith TJ. Effects of Neoadjuvant Therapy on Post-Operative Outcomes Following Pancreatectomy for Adenocarcinoma: A NSQIP Targeted Variable Review.
    • ACS NSQIP Annual Conference, July 17, 2016; San Diego, CA. (Poster)
    • Wisconsin Surgical Society Annual Meeting, November 4, 2016; Kohler, WI. (Quick shot)
    • Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Annual meeting, April 1, 2017; Miami, FL. (Mini oral presentation)
  6. Lyle BA, Landercasper J, Johnson JM, Al-Hamadani M, Vang CA, Zutavern K, Hennessy J, Theede L, Linebarger JH. Wound Complications Following Breast Conserving Surgery (BCS): A Quality Improvement Study with first report use of the new ASBrS SSI Quality Measure. The American Society of Breast Surgeons: Annual 15th meeting Poster Presentation, April 30-May 4, 2014; Las Vegas, NV.
  7. Lyle BA, Linebarger JH, Landercasper J, Johnson JM, Al-Hamadani M, Vang CA, Groshek J. Is the ACS NSQIP® Surgical Risk Calculator applicable for breast cancer patients undergoing breast conserving surgery?
    • Wisconsin Surgical Society, November 14, 2014; Kohler, WI.
    • Southwestern Surgical Congress, April 26-29, 2015; Monterey, CA. (Quick shot).
  8. Lyle B, Borgert AJ, Kallies KJ, Jarman BT. Do Attendings and Residents See Eye to Eye? An Evaluation of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Milestones in General Surgery Residency.
    • Wisconsin Surgical Society, November 13, 2015; Kohler, WI.
    • Association of Program Directors in Surgery, April 12-16, 2016; Boston, MA.
    • Gundersen Medical Foundation Inaugural Academic Day, May 24, 2016; La Crosse, WI.

Class of 2018

Publications

  1. Badger W, Landercasper J. Invited Commentary for "McDermott A, Wall D, Waters P, et al. Surgeon and Breast Unit Volume-Outcome Relationships in Breast Cancer Surgery and Treatment. Ann Surg. 2013;258:808-814". Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly. 2014;25(2):140-2.
  2. Badger WR, Kallies KJ, Borgert AJ, Kothari SN. Utility of Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography in Clinical Decision Making of Suspected Choledocholithiasis: An Institutional Analysis and Literature Review. Am J Surg. 2017 Aug;214(2):251-255.
  3. Coorough N, Landercasper J. Invited commentary for "Surgeon Specialization and Use of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Breast Cancer: Yen TWF, Laud PW, Sparapani RA, et al (Med College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) JAMA Surg 149:185-192, 2014". Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly. 2014;25(3):250-2.
  4. Watson RS, Cogbill TH. Atherosclerotic Renal Artery Stenosis. In Cameron JL, Cameron AM (Eds.) Current Surgical Therapy 12th edition. Elsevier, New York, NY; 2016.

  5. Watson RS, Brusky KA, Borgert AJ, Kallies KJ, Kothari SN. Gallbladder Wall Thickness Measured on Ultrasound: Is it Associated with Operative Time and Surgical Pathology? Manuscript in progress.
  6. Watson RS, Borgert AJ, O'Heron CT, Kallies KJ, Sidwell RA, Mellinger JD, Joshi AR, Galante JM, Chambers LW, Morris JB, Josloff RK, Melcher ML, Fuhrman GM, Terhune KP, Chang L, Ferguson EM, Auyang ED, Patel KR, Jarman BT. A Multicenter Prospective Comparison of the ACGME Milestones: Clinical Competency Committee vs. Resident Self-Assessment. J Surg Educ. 2017; in press.

Presentations

  1. Badger WR, Marcos B. A Single Institution Case Series of Operative Management for Rib Fracture. Wisconsin ACS-COT Meeting/Lunda lecture. May 19, 2015; Milwaukee, WI.
  2. Badger WR, Kallies KJ, Borgert AJ, Kothari SN. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography, Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography, or Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Which Comes First. Wisconsin Surgical Society, November 14, 2015; Kohler, WI. (Poster) Southwestern Surgical Congress, April 4, 2016; Coronado, CA. (Quick Shot) Gundersen Medical Foundation Inaugural Academic Day, May 24, 2016; La Crosse, WI. (Poster). *Awarded Best Poster*
  3. Badger WR, Ramirez LD, Fisher MG. Chest Wall Thickness and Needle Decompression: You want me to put this where? WI ACS COT Resident Paper Competition/Lune Lecture. May 9, 2017; Milwaukee, WI. Wisconsin Surgical Society Annual Meeting. November 4, 2017;Kohler, WI. (Quick shot).
  4. Coorough NE, Marcos B. Lap-assisted PEG tube placement in a morbidly obese patient (Video). Wisconsin Surgical Society, November 14, 2015; Kohler, WI.
  5. Coorough NE, Smith TJ. Sustainable Improvement in Postoperative Pneumonia Rates Following a NSQIP Based Quality Improvement Project. Wisconsin Surgical Society Annual Meeting, November 3, 2017; Kohler, WI.
  6. Watson RS, Saterbak AT, Borgert AJ, Kallies KJ, Fisher MG. Reducing Hip Dislocations: Does It Matter Where It's Done? Wisconsin ACS-COT Meeting/Lunda lecture May 6, 2014; Madison, WI.
  7. Watson RS, Brusky KA, Borgert AJ, Kallies KJ, Kothari SN. Gallbladder Wall Thickness Measured on Ultrasound: Is it Associated with Operative Time and Surgical Pathology? Wisconsin Surgical Society Annual Meeting, November 4, 2016; Kohler, WI. (Poster). Southwestern Surgical Congress Annual Meeting, April 2, 2017; Maui, HI. (Poster)
  8. Watson RS, Borgert AJ, O'Heron CT, Kallies KJ, Sidwell RA, Mellinger JD, Joshi AR, Galante JM, Chambers LW, Morris JB, Josloff RK, Melcher ML, Fuhrman GM, Terhune KP, Chang L, Ferguson EM, Auyang ED, Patel KR, Jarman BT. A Multicenter Prospective Comparison of the ACGME Milestones: Clinical Competency Committee vs. Resident Self-Assessment. APDS Annual Meeting/Surgical Education Week, April 18, 2017; San Dieago, CA. Gundersen Medical Foundation Anual Academic Day, May 23, 2017; La Crosse, WI.
  9. Watson RS, Grover BT. Laparoscopic Intraperitoneal Repair of Spigelian Hernias: The Gundersen Experience. Wisconsin Surgical Society Annual Meeting, November 3, 2017; Kohler, WI (Video).

Class of 2019

Publications

  1. Ahmad HF, Jarman BT, Kallies KJ, Shapiro SB. A 15 Year Survey of Medical Student, Resident, and Fellow Research Experiences at an American College of Surgeons State Chapter Surgical Conference: An Analysis of Future Publications, Career Choices, and Practice Demographics. J Surg Educ. 2017;74(5):857-61.
  2. Hill LA, Kennedy C, Landercasper J. NCCN Compliant Laboratory Monitoring in Early Stage Breast Cancer: Patient Outcomes and Costs. Manuscript in progress.

Presentations

  1. Ahmad HF, Jarman BT, Kallies KJ, Shapiro SB. A 15 Year Survey of Medical Student, Resident, and Fellow Research Experiences at an American College of Surgeons State Chapter Surgical Conference: An Analysis of Future Publications, Career Choices, and Practice Demographics. Wisconsin Surgical Society, November 13, 2015; Kohler, WI. Association of Program Directors in Surgery, April 12-16, 2016; Boston, MA. (Poster)
  2. Hill LA, Waller CJ, Borgert AJ, Kallies KJ, Rathke DA, Cogbill TH. Impact of Advanced Directives on Outcomes and Charges in Elderly Trauma Patients. Wisconsin ACS-Committee on Trauma Resident Paper Competition, May 17, 2016; La Crosse, WI.
  3. Hill LA, Kennedy C, Landercasper J. NCCN Compliant Laboratory Monitoring in Early Stage Breast Cancer: Patient Outcomes and Costs. Wisconsin Surgical Soceity Annual Meeting, November 4, 2016; Kohler, WI. (Poster) *Awarded Best Poster* Gundersen Medical Foundation Annual Academic Day, May 23, 2017; La Crosse, WI. (Poster)

Class of 2020

Publications

  1. Esquibel BM, Landercasper J. Commentary for Tjoe JA, Greer DM, Ihde SE, Bares DA, Mikkelson WM, Weese JL. Improving Quality Metric Adherence to Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy among Surgeons Within a Multihospital Health Care System. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Sep;221(3):758-66. Breast Disease Quarterly. 2016;27(1):51-2.
  2. Esquibel BM, Waller CJ, Agger WA. An Unusual Subcutaneous Mass in an Otherwise Healthy Patient: A Case Report of a Histoplasmosis Soft-Tissue Infection Diagnosed on Excisional Biopsy. Case Rep Infect Disc. 2017; in press
  3. Fedor DM, Landercasper J. Commentary: "Caudle AS, Yang WT, Krishnamurthy S, et al. Improved Axillary Evaluation Following Neoadjuvant Therapy for Patients With Node-Positive Breast Cancer Using Selective Evaluation of Clipped Nodes: Implementation of Targeted Axillary Dissection. J Clin Oncol 2016; 34:1072-1078." Gland Surg. 2016;5(4):450-2.

Presentations

  1. Fedor DM, Borgert AJ, Wagner AJ, Lang AM, Kallies KJ, Marcos B. Implementation of a Surgical Intensive Care Unit for Trauma Patients at a Community Hospital. WI ACS COT Resident Paper Competition/Lunda lecture. May 9, 2017;Milwaukee, WI
  2. Rasmussen JM, Kallies KJ, Cogbill TH, Waller CJ. Management of traumatic hypothermia at a community teaching hospital. Wisconsin ACS-Committee on Trauma Resident Paper Competition, May 17, 2016; La Crosse, WI.

Class of 2021

Publications

Coming soon

Presentations

  1. Seegmiller C, Jarman BT. Small Bowel Obstruction: an Uncommon Presentation of Community Acquired Clostridium Difficile Enteritis. Gundersen Medical Foundation Annual Academic Day, May 23, 2017; La Crosse, WI.
  2. Rudder NJ, Marcos B. Severe Traumatic Unilateral Lung Injury with Refractory Hypoxemia – A Case Report and Clinical Review. WI ACS COT Resident Paper Competition/Lunda lecture. May 9, 2017; Milwaukee, WI.
  3. Havel LL, Goplin S, Vang CA, Landercasper J, Linebarger JH. Prevalence of Contralateral Breast Procedures in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Ipsilateral Breast Cancer at a Community Based Multidisciplinary Breast Center. Wisconsin Surgical Society Annual Meeting, November 3, 2017; Kohler, WI.
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