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Recognition Given to Surgery Residents

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    Three of our UCSF-East Bay surgery residents:

    Maggie Brooke, MD

    Shailvi Gupta, MD

    Vincent Chong, MD

    were chosen to represent Northern California at the American College of Surgeon’s Committee on Trauma Regional Resident Paper Competition held at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas this past weekend.

    research3The competition is open to all general surgery residents, surgical specialty residents, and trauma fellows and included residents and fellows from all over Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii and California. To compete residents had to submit an abstract that described original research in trauma, critical care, or injury prevention. The topics could be categorized as either: basic laboratory research or clinical investigation.

    It was an incredible performance by our UCSF-East Bay surgery residents as they presented their research projects. In fact, Dr Chong’s research won 1st place in Clinical Science and Dr Gupta placed 2nd!

    Both winners Vincent Chong, and Shailvi Gupta will attend the Annual Meeting of the Committee on Trauma in San Diego, CA. The competition will pay for coach airfare to research2the meeting, and up to a three-day hotel stay for each winning resident. In addition papers will be presented during the Scientific Session on Thursday afternoon, March 10, 2016.

    Vincent Chong, the first-place winner in Clinical Science is now eligible for publication (after the Annual Meeting) in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

    Research Projects Included:

    Vincent Chong (1st place):  “Patients on Anticoagulation with Minor Traumatic Brain Injury and Negative Computed Tomography: Is Routine Repeat Imaging Cost Effective”

    Shailvi Gupta (2nd place):  “Injury Assessment in Three Low-Resource Settings: A Reference for Worldwide Estimates”

    Maggie Brooke:  “Admission Lactate Predicts Massive Transfusions in Hemodynamically Normal Trauma Patients”

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