Scientific Program


Scientific Program for  the 22nd Congress of the

Micheal E. DeBakey International Surgical Society


Thursday 8/23/18  |  Friday 8/24/18  | Saturday 8/25/18



Thursday 8/23/18              


7:00-8:00       Registration 

8:-00-8:15     Welcome      


General Session I – Vascular


8:15-8:30       Spinal Cord Deficit After 1114 Extent II
Open Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair.

Joseph Coselli, MD

8:30-8:45       Endovascular Approach To Unstable
Subclavian Artery Injuries.

Matthew Wall, MD

8:45-9:00       Ciprofloxacin Increases Susceptibility To
Aortic Dissection And Rupture In Mice. 

Scott A. LeMaire, MD

9:00-9:15       Novel Strategies For Teaching Open
Vascular Surgery.         

Alexandre d’Audiffret, MD

9:15-9:30       Developing A Regional Limb Salvage Program.

Joseph Mills, MD

9:30-9:45       Panel

9:45-10:15    Break and Exhibits 


General Session II – Abstracts


10:15-10:25 Using The Society For Vascular Surgery (SVS)
Wound, Ischemia, And Foot Infection (Wifi)
Classification As A Tool To Identify Patients Most Likely To Benefit From

Jessica Mayor, MD

10:25-10:35  Challenging Dogma: Routine Completion
Angiography Is Not Warranted Following Lower Extremity Traumatic Arterial

Ahmed Khouqeer, MD

10:35-10:45  Simple Instrument Assesses Hemorrhage Control
Skills From “Stop The Bleed” In Participants With Relatively Low
College Degree Attainment.

Elizabeth H. Tilley, Ph.D.

10:45-10:55  Clinical Stage I Pancreatic Cancer: Fact Or

Katherine Baugh, MD

10:55-11:05  Increase In Nitric Oxide Formation And  Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Values With
Arginine And Citrulline Supplementation Decreases The Rate Of Necrotizing
Enterocolitis In A Premature Piglet Model.         

Patricio E. Lau, MD

11:05-11:15  Transaortic Gunshot Wound Through Perivisceral
Segment Successfully Managed By Placement Of Thoracic Stent Graft. 

Cara A. Lyle, MD

11:15-11:25  Parathyroidectomy Is Underutilized In The
Treatment Of Primary Hyperparathyroidism In Veterans.

                        Elizabeth A. Alore, MD


Lunch Session


11:30-1:00    Fostering A Culture Of Physician Innovation.

William Cohn, MD   


General Session III-Trauma/Critical Care


1:15-1:30       Impact Of The ABCDEF Initiative.

Gregory Schaefer, DO

1:30 – 1:45     Trauma Outreach In The Prehospital Setting:
A Pilot Study.  

            Jim Bardes, MD

1:45-2:00       Leading A
Level II Trauma Center: What I Didn’t Learn In Residency.

                        Rachel Keilin, MD

2:00-2:15       Pressure Ulcer Prevention In Trauma And
Acute Care Surgery Patients: From Admission To Discharge.       

                        Ron Hekier, MD

2:15-2:30       Measuring And Correcting Coagulopathy.         

                        John Aucar, MD

2:30-2:45       Electrophrenic
Respiration Improves Quality Of Life.

                        Laurens Pickard, MD

2:45-3:00       Panel


Special Session    


3:00-3:30      The Kenneth L. Mattox Frontiers &
Pioneers Excellence In Innovation Lecture: Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery:
State Of The Art.

                        Joseph Lamelas, MD

3:30-4:00       Break & Exhibits     



General Session IV- General     


4:00-4:15      Cutting Edge Technology In GERD.

                        Tripp Buckley, MD

4:15-4:30       Lobular Breast Cancer Metastatic To The Colon
And Pericolonic Lymph Nodes.

                        Ronney Stadler, MD

4:30-4:45       Necrotizing Fasciitis: On The Rise.

                        Kimberly S. Bailey, MD

4:45-5:00       Robotic Versus Laparoscopic Right
Colectomy: Post-Operative Hemoglobin Trends From A Community Colorectal Surgery

                        Marc Downs, MD

5:00-5:15       Postoperative Staphylococcus Aureus Infection
In The Veterans Health Administration: Incidence And Trends From 2008-2015.

                        William O’Brien, MS

5:15-5:30       Panel


Friday 8/24/18                    


General Session V – Cardiac


8:00-8:20       Serendipity And Synergy.

                          Kenneth Mattox, MD

8:20-8:40       Innovation In Valve Surgery.

                          Vinay Badhwar, MD

8:40-9:00       State Of The Art CABG.

                           Faisal Bakaeen, MD

9:00-9:15       Panel

Special Session


9:15-10:00    The State Of The Department At BCM.

                        Todd Rosengart, MD

10:00-10:30  Break and Exhibits 


General Session VI – Community/


10:30-10:45  Craniofacial Reconstruction In Under-Developed

                        Aaron Mason, MD

10:45-11:00  Surgeon Integration/ Stop The Bleed.

                        Alexander Eastman, MD

11:00-11:15  Providing Care To Indigent Populations In Resource
Limited Areas.

                        Jarrid Collins, 1SG

11:15 -11:30 Humanitarian Aspects Of Surgery In Haiti.

                       Karen Kwong, MD

11:30-11:45  Panel


Special Session    


11:45-12:30  Presentation Of The DeBakey Surgery Award  

                        “The Mentor’s. Imprint: Learning At The Hand Of Michael E. DeBakey

                        AWARDEE:  Joseph Coselli, MD


Optional Sessions


1:30 – 3:00     Stop the Bleed Instructor Course

3:00 – 6:00     Vineyard Tour          


Saturday 8/25/18               


General Session VII – Abstracts


8:00-8:10      Ideal Timing Of Early Cholecystectomy For
Acute Cholecystitis: An American College Of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality
Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) Review.

                        Elizabeth Alore, MD

8:10-8:20       Lessons Learned From Value-Based
Pediatric Appendectomy Care: A Shared Savings Pilot Model.

                         Yangyang Yu, MD

8:20-8:30      Evaluation Of Isolated Facial Trauma
Transfer Patterns To A Level 1 Trauma Center.

                        Mirza Nayyar Ahmed, MD

8:30–8:40    National Surgical Trends In Early Stage Pancreatic Cancer.

                        Kathrine Baugh, MD

8:40-8:50      FVC < 1: A Mark For High Risk Patients.

                        Rachel L Warner, DO

8:50 – 9:00     IL-10 Regulates Perivascular Hyaluronan
Metabolism To Improve Pulmonary Hypertension In Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

                         Emily H. Steen, MD

9:00 -9:10     Rib Fixation.

                         Kennith Coleman, MD

9:10 – 9:40     Break and Exhibits 


Special Session


9:40-10:10    The History Of Vascular Surgery.

                        Roger Gregory, MD

10:10-10:30  Break and Exhibits 


General Session VIII – Ethics and Economics


10:30-10:45  The End Of Life Conversation: The Surgeon’s
Role And Cultural Nuances.

                         Bruce Applebaum, MD

10:45-11:00  Organ Donation And Cultural Aspects.

                        Patricia Niles, President/CEO Southwest Transplant Alliance

11:00-11:15  The Board Of Medicine: It’s More Than Sex, Lies, And Videotapes.

                        Lori D. Conklin, MD

11:15-11:30  A New Perspective.

                        Todd Maxson, MD

11:30-11:45  Panel


Lunch Session


11:45-1:00    Puerto Rico After The Hurricane: Surgeons As

                        Ernesto Soltero, MD


General Session IX – Education


1:00-1:15       Changes In Surgical Education In
Saudi  Arabia.

                        Fareed Khouqeer, MD

1:15 – 1:30     Innovation In Education: Pressured Cadaver.

                        Daniel Grabo, MD

1:30 – 1:45     Residency Today.

                        David Borgstrom, MD

1:45-2:00       Education Of Special Forces Medical

                        Jarrid Collins, 1SG

2:00 – 2:15     Panel

2:15 – 3:00     Break and Exhibits 


Resident Awards  


3:00 – 3:15     Resident Awards and Scholarship Presentations        


Special Session


3:15 – 4:00     Mastering Presentations: Developing
Outstanding PPT, Videos That Work And Mastering The Delivery.

                        Faculty: Alison Wilson, MD; Daniel Grabo, MD; Alex Eastman, MD   Alison Wilson, MD; Daniel Grabo,
MD; Alex Eastman, MD

4:00 – 5:00     Reality after Residency: Q&A, Types of
Jobs, Are Fellowships Required, and Can I Really do a Variety of Cases?  

5:00 – 6:00     Free   

6:00 – 7:00     Cocktails      

7:00                Presidential Dinner and Awards