Alumni 

Class of 2020
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Anupam Gupta
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Heba Naseem
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Sana Qureshi
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David Rubay
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Olga Zhadan

 

Class of 2019
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Junyan Gu
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Boris Hristov
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Ibrahim Jabbour
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Noe Rodriguez

 

 

 Class of 2020  

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Anupam Gupta, MD

Medical School Kempegowda Institute of Medical Science, India
Value-Added Year N/A
Fellowship Minimally Invasive Surgery/Bariatrics, University of Miami, 2020-21
Burn Surgery, Stroger Hospital Chicago, 2015-16
Sample Scholarship

Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura Secondary to Histoplasmosis, Anupam Gupta, Ivan Kamikovski, Armin Kamyab, Michael Jacobs, J Med Cases. 2015;6(11):483-484 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jmc2230w

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Heba Naseem, MD

Medical School University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
Additional Degrees/Training General Surgery, University of Florida SOM, Gainesville, FL

Pediatric Trauma Research Fellowship, State University of New York School of Medicine at Buffalo, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
Value-Added Year N/A
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU It’s exciting to be a part of shaping a new residency program. The FAU Surgery program emphasizes academics with a strong community practice base, making it an excellent training environment with high operative volumes. Spending my post-call days (studying) on the beach is great, too!
Sample Scholarship Wang YT, Meheš MM, Naseem HR, et al. Assessing the Impact of Short-Term Surgical Education on Practice: a Retrospective Study of the Introduction of Mesh for Inguinal Hernia Repair in Sub-Saharan Africa. Hernia, 18(4): 549-56, 2014 Aug. DOI: 10.1007/s10029-014-1255-3. PMID 24777428.

Naseem H, Dorman RM, Bass KD, Rothstein D. Does Initial Intensive Care Unit Admission Predict Hospital Readmission in Pediatric Trauma? Journal of Surgical Research, 205 (2): 456-63, 2016 Oct. DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2016.06.035. PMID 27664896.

Lucas O, Naseem H, Davies J, Reynolds R, Bass KD. Endovascular Treatment of a Carotid Artery Pseudoaneurysm due to Penetrating Trauma in a Pediatric Patient. Journal of Pediatric Surgery: Case Reports, 19: 19-21, 2017 April. DOI:10.1016/j.epsc.2016.09.015.

Naseem H, Dorman RM, Ventro G, Rothstein DH, Vali K. Safety of Perioperative Ketorolac Administration in Pediatric Appendectomy. Journal of Surgical Research, accepted with revisions.

Nadeem M, Naseem H, Stendardi WF, Bass KD. Titanium Plate Fixation of Flail Chest in Pediatric Blunt Trauma: Long-Term Outcomes for Two Cases. Journal of Pediatric Surgery: Case Reports, accepted with revisions.

Dorman RM, Naseem H, Bass KD, Rothstein D. Does Initial Intensive Care Unit Admission Predict Hospital Readmission in Pediatric Trauma? Presented at Academic Surgical Congress, Feb 2016, Jacksonville, FL.

Dorman RM, Naseem H, Train AT, Chadha K, Carnevale F, Bass KD, Rothstein D. Utility of Routine Pelvic X-Ray Imaging in Pediatric Blunt Trauma. Presented at American Pediatric Surgical Association, May 2016, San Diego, CA & poster presentation at University of Buffalo Surgery Research Day, May 2016, Buffalo, NY.

Baek S, Naseem H, Bulkilvish S, Bass KD. Tradeoffs between active living and safety from injuries: An investigation of traffic accident injury locations among children in Western New York. Abstract presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.

Ortega G, Changoor NR, Zogg CK, Altafi R, Naseem H, Qureshi FG. Socioeconomic Disparities Among Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Patients. Abstract presented at Academic Surgical Congress, February 2017, Las Vegas, NV.

Hsiung GE, Naseem H, Ortega G, Abdullah F, Rhee D, Barsness KA. Development and Implementation of Minimally Invasive Surgery Curricula in Ghana: Lessons Learned. Abstract presented at Academic Surgical Congress, February 2017, Las Vegas, NV.

Naseem H Bulkilvish S, Bass KD, Baek S. Risk on the Road: Built Environment Effect on Severity of Injury in Pediatric Pedestrian or Bicyclist versus Motor Vehicle Collisions. Accepted to PREVCON 2017.

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Sana Qureshi, MBBS

Medical School Aga Khan University, Pakistan
Additional Degrees/Training General Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University
Value-Added Year 2018-19 Cleveland Clinic Florida, Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU Being part of a young, up and coming medical school and having the opportunity to work in a variety of high-quality hospitals with enthusiastic faculty is great way to learn General Surgery. Also, living next to the beach and being surrounded by friendly people is a plus.
Sample of Scholarship  Qureshi SA, Ur-Rehman Z. Arteriovenous Fistula: Complications and Failure Rate at Aga Khan Hospital. 2011-12 project participation
Qureshi SA, Fareed A. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Physical Activity Among College students in Karachi, Pakistan. 2012 project participation
Gearhart S, Qureshi SA. Best Methods for Diagnosis and Treatment of Horseshoe Abscess. 2015 The Johns Hopkins Hospital; in preparation for publication

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David Rubay, MBChB

Medical School University of Baghdad College of Medicine, Iraq
Additional Degrees/Training Transitional Internship, Baghdad Teaching Hospital/Medical City Complex, Iraq
General Surgery, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas
Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgical Specialties Teaching Hospital, Iraq and Iraqi Center of Heart Diseases, Iraq   
Karl Storz – Scientific Consultant, Endoscopic Device Division
Value-Added Year N/A
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU It is challenging to find a residency program with everything you want. In the FAU General Surgery program I found just that.
Sample Scholarship  Elhassani NB, Al-Awadi R, Al-Khafaji J, Al-Najjar S, Jaber SN, Al-Rubaye AM. Assessment of immunopathological response of serum immunoglobulin and protective role of complement component in Iraqi patients with hydatid disease. Iraqi Postgraduate Medical J. 2008 Sep; 7(4): 322-326.
Elhassani NB, Ali QM, Jaber SN, Al-Rubaye AM. Rigid versus flexible bronchoscopy in the diagnosis of carcinoma of the lung. Iraqi Postgraduate Medical J. 2008 Jun; 7(3): 192-195.
Elhassani NB, Hussein WM, Altalib QM, Al-Rubaye AM. Thoracic outlet syndrome presentations and management. Iraqi Postgraduate Medical J. 2005 Sep; 4(3): 145-145.
Elhassani NB, Jaber SN, Jumaa UH, Al-Rubaye AM. Penetrating neck injury plans of managements. Journal of the Faculty of Medicine-Baghdad. 2006 Mar; 48(2): 228-232.
Habba F, Al-Mukhtar AS, Najim AK, Al-Rubaye AM. Popliteal artery penetrating injuries review of managements. Journal of the Faculty of Medicine-Baghdad. 2007 Sep; 49(4): 167-170.
Hussein WM, Al-Kawaz SA, Altalib QM, Al-Rubaye AM. Congenital right intrathoracic hiatal hernia. Iraqi Postgraduate Medical J. 2008 Jan; 7(1): 40-46.
Hussein WM, Hussein AM, Al-Hadeethi IS, Al-Rubaye AM. Vascular access in patients with chronic renal failure. Journal of the Faculty of Medicine-Baghdad. 2005 Sep; 47(4): 559-561.

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Olga Zhadan, MD

Medical School Dniepropetrovsk State Medical Academy, Ukraine
Additional Degrees/Training General Surgery, Dniepropetrovsk State Medical Academy and Abington Memorial Hospital Program and St Barnabas Medical Center Program
Value-Added Year N/A
Fellowship undetermined
Sample Scholarship  Zhadan O. Digestive and absorptive functions of the small intestine after surgical treatment of severe obstructive jaundice. Proceedings of the XX Anniversary International Congress of Hepatobiliary Surgeons Association “Actual Problems of Surgical Hepatology”, Donetsk, Ukraine. September 2013.
Zhadan O. Motor function of the gut in the patients with severe obstructive jaundice after different methods of biliary decompression. Proceedings of International Scientific-Practical Congress for Students and Young Scientists “Actual Problems of Modern Medicine”, Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukrainian Scientific Medical Youth Journal. October 2012; 3: 12-13.
Zhadan O. Dynamics of the liver functional markers in various techniques of the surgical treatment of severe obstructive jaundice. Proceedings of the XII Scientific Conference for Students and Young Scientists “News and Perspectives of Medical Science”, Dniepropetrovsk, Ukraine. April 2012.
Zhadan O. Surgical treatment of the patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease and concomitant chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Proceedings of the 3rd International Scientific Interdisciplinary Congress for Medical Students and Young Doctors, Kharkiv, Ukraine. April 2010.
Zhadan O. Gastroesophageal reflux disease: Clinical peculiarities in the patients with concomitant pathology of tracheobronchial system. Proceedings of the 3rd International Scientific Interdisciplinary Congress for Medical Students and Young Doctors, Kharkiv, Ukraine. April 2010.
Desyateryk V, Shapovalyuk V, Mikhno S, Poltavets M, Zhadan O. Abdominal compartment syndrome in the patients with acute pancreatitis. Modern Medical Technologies. Ukrainian Scientific-Practical Journal. March 2010; 5(1): 9-12.

 

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 Class of 2019 

Junyan Gu

Junyan Gu, MD, PhD

Medical School Shanghai Medical University, China
Additional Degrees/Training Ph.D. in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Second Military Medical University, China
General Surgery, University of Alabama andUniversity of Maryland Medical Center
 
Value-Added Year N/A
Fellowship Vascular Surgery, University of Maryland, 2019-21
Why I chose FAU After having worked in well-established academic surgical programs in Shanghai, Seattle, Boston, and Baltimore, I chose to finish my training in this brand new General Surgery program in Boca Raton, because I believe it will be fun and provide me with all of the challenges and opportunities I need to become an excellent surgeon.
Sample Scholarship  Brown EN, Kon ZN, Tran R, Burris NS, Gu J, Laird P, Brazio PS, Kallam S, Schwartz K, Bechtel L, Joshi A, Zhang S, Poston RS.. Strategies to reduce intraluminal clot formation in endoscopically harvested saphenous veins. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.. 2007 Nov; 134(5): 1259 1265.
Poston RS, Gu J, White C, Jeudy J, Nie L, Brown J, Gammie J, Pierson RN, Romar L, Griffith BP.. Perioperative management of aspirin resistance after off pump coronary artery bypass grafting: possible role for aprotinin.. Transfusion.. 2008 Mar; 48(1 Suppl): 39S 46S. 
Burris NS, Brown EN, Grant M, Kon ZN, Gibber M, Gu J, Schwartz K, Kallam S, Joshi A, Vitali R, Poston RS.. Optical coherence tomography imaging as a quality assurance tool for evaluating endoscopic harvest of the radial artery.. Ann Thorac Surg.. 2008 Apr; 85(4): 1271 1277. 
GrantMC, Kon Z, Joshi A, Christenson E, Kallam S, Burris N, Gu J, Poston RS.. Is aprotinin safe to use in a cohort at increased risk for thrombotic events: results from a randomized, prospective trial in off-pump coronary artery bypass.. Ann Thorac Surg.. 2008 Sep; 86(3): 815 822
Brazio PS, Laird PC, Xu C, Gu J, Burris NS, Brown EN, Kon ZN, Poston RS.. Harmonic scalpel versus electrocautery for harvest of r conduits: reduced risk of spasm and intimal injury on optical coherence tomography.. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.. 2008 Nov; 136(5): 1302 1308. 

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Boris Hristov, MD

Medical School Florida International University School of Medicine
Additional Degrees/Training
Research Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
General Surgery, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Value-Added Year N/A
Fellowship Trauma/Critical Care, The Johns Hopkins University Hospital, 2019-20
Sample of Scholarship  Dr. Prasad S. Adusumilli PS, Hristov B. Identification of cell-surface antigens for CAR T-cell therapy in lung adenocarcinoma.  2015-16 Project ongoing
Alvarez M., Cardona, C., Diaz D., Hristov B., Thao C. Duarte Y. Ngyuen P., Ferrer G., Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Does Sputum Make a Difference? Oral Presentation. Cleveland Clinic Florida Research Week. May 2012.
Asynchronous Bilateral Obturator Hernias: A Suggested Approach to Reduce Morbidity of Obturator Hernias. Rubay D, Ohanisian L, Shin R, Hristov B, Yeguez J. Cureus. 2019 Jul 28;11(7):e5260. doi: 10.7759/cureus.5260.

Abdominal Apoplexy: A Case Study of Idiopathic Spontaneous Lesser Sac Hematoma. Negmadjanov U, Ohanisian L, Rubay D, Hristov B, Belizon A. Cureus. 2019 Jun 18;11(6):e4937. doi: 10.7759/cureus.4937.

Post Traumatic Pseudoaneurysm of Left Anterior Descending Artery Presenting as Acute Coronary Syndrome. Biswas S, Hristov B, Kinthala S, Abrol S. Cardiol Res. 2019 Apr;10(2):114-119. doi: 10.14740/cr825. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

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Ibrahim Jabbour, MD, MPH

Medical School St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada
Additional Degrees & Training M.P.H., St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada
General Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern and Maricopa Integrated Health Systems
 
Value-Added Year N/A
Fellowship Trauma/Critical Care, University of Florida Jacksonville 2019-20
Why I chose FAU I chose the FAU General Surgery program for the breadth of operative experience and the expectation of a high academic and professional standard. The community is very welcoming and I will work hard to reciprocate their hospitality with dedicated patient care.
Sample of Scholarship  Jabbour II, Williams B, Huerta S, Gardner AK: “Different Goals, Different Pathways: The Role of Metacognition and Task Engagement in Surgical Skill Acquisition.” Journal of Surgical Education. 73(1): January/February 2016.
Nazir S, Bulanov A, Ilyas MI, Jabbour II, Griffith L: “Duplicate appendix with acute ruptured appendicitis: a case report.” International Surgery. Accepted for publication August 2014.
Nazir S, Rauf M, Jabbour II, Duperval J, Asarian A, Shaikh F, Xiao P, Pappas P: “Primary Pure Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Gallbladder: Case Report”. Surg Science. 3(8): 418-420, August 2012.
Singhal S, Baikati KK, Jabbour II, Anand S: “Management of Refractory Ascites”. American Journal of Therapeutics. 19(2): 121-132, March 2012.
Baikati KK, Le D, Jabbour II, Singhal S, Anand S: “Hepatic Hydrothorax”. American Journal of Therapeutics. 21(1): 43-51, June 2011.

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Noe Rodriguez, MD

Medical School Evangelical University Faculty of Medicine San Salvador, El Salvador
Additional Degrees and Training General Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center and University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio,
Research Fellowship, Burn Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch  Shriners Hospitals for Children
Value-Added Year N/A
Fellowship Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatrics, Cleveland Clinic Ohio, 2019-20
Why I chose FAU My decision to continue my General Surgery training at FAU was based on the character of the program as revealed by the faculty members with whom I interviewed.  I was enchanted with the camaraderie, heuristic approach to teaching, and sincere appreciation of research and academia. Our program is growing, and I am extremely proud to call it home.
Sample of Scholarship  Mecott GA, Finnerty CC, Herndon DN, Rodriguez NA, et al. Reliable Scar Scoring System to Assess Photographs of Burn Patients. J Surg Res. Dec 2015;145(2):688-97.
PMID: 26092214Gallagher SM*, Rodriguez NA*, Andersen CR, Granberry WM, and Panchbhavi VK. Anatomic Predisposition to Ligamentous Lisfranc Injuries: A matched Case-Controlled Study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. Nov 2013;95(22):2043-2047. 
Zhang XJ, Wang L, Tuvdendorj D, Wu Z, Rodriguez NA, et al. Acute Hyperinsulinemia and Reduced Plasma Free Fatty Acid Levels Decrease Intramuscular Triglyceride Synthesis. Metabolism. Jan 2013;62(1):44-51. 
Herndon DN, Rodriguez NA, Diaz EC, Hegde S, et al. Long-Term Propranolol Use in Severely Burned Pediatric Patients: A Randomized Controlled Study. Ann Surg. Sep 2012;256(3):402-11.
Jeschke MG, Williams FN, Finnerty CC, Rodriguez NA, et al. The Effect of Ketoconazole on Post-burn Inflammation, Hypermetabolism and Clinical Outcomes.  PLoS One. May 2012;7(5):e35465. 
Porro LJ*, Herndon DN*, Rodriguez NA*, Jennings K, et al. Five-year Outcomes after Oxandrolone Administration in Severely Burned Children: A Randomized Clinical Trial of Safety and Efficacy. J Am Coll Surg. Apr 2012;214(4):489-502.
Zhang XJ, Rodriguez NA, Wang L, Tuvdendorj D, et al. Measurement of Precursor Enrichment for Calculating Intramuscular Triglyceride Fractional Synthetic Rate. J Lipid Res. Jan 2012;53(1):119-125. 
Rodriguez NA, Jeschke MG, Williams FN, Kamolz LP, et al. Nutrition in burns Galveston contributions. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. Nov 2011;35(6):704-714. 

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