- Professional Development
February 26, 2018
The SUS is pleased to announce the two award winners for the best presentation by a resident in the 2018 Academic Surgical Congress Plenary Sessions, where the Senior Author is a SUS member. The presentations were graded by members of the SUS Executive Council and the winners will represent the SUS at the European Society for Surgical Research (ESSR) and the Society of Academic & Research Surgery (SARS) Annual Meetings.
Award Winner: Andrew Yeh, MD
Institution: University of Pittsburgh, Department of Surgery
Senior Author: Michael Morowitz, MD
Abstract Title: Whole-Food Enteral Nutrition Prevents Gut Dysbiosis and Improves Outcomes in a Mouse Colitis Model
Meeting: Society of Academic & Research Surgery (SARS) Annual Meeting, January 7-8, 2019 in London
Dr. Andrew Yeh is a general surgery resident at the University of Pittsburgh. He is originally from Toronto, Canada. He completed his undergraduate degree in pharmacology at the University of Toronto. He completed his medical degree at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawai’i. His current research focus is on the gut microbiota as it relates to critical illness.
Award Winner: Ramiro Fernandez, MD
Institution: Northwestern University
Senior Author: Ankit Bharat, MD
Abstract Title: CCR2 Monocytes Mobilized from Spleen Cause Neutrophil Extravasation During Lung Reperfusion Injury
Meeting: European Society for Surgical Research (ESSR) Annual Congress, May 30-June 2, 2018 in Madrid
Dr. Ramiro Fernandez is a general surgery resident at Northwestern University. Currently he is completing a T32 postdoctoral fellowship in the Transplant Surgery Scientist Training Program at Northwestern University (2016-2018) in the lab of Ankit Bharat, MD. During this time, his research has focused on the immunobiology of lung transplantation. More specifically, he has studied the immune mechanisms of primary lung allograft dysfunction. This includes the development of animal models to study the role of monocyte subtypes in the development of lung injury after transplant. Dr. Fernandez plans to complete a thoracic surgery fellowship after residency and ultimately become a thoracic surgeon engaged in lung transplantation both clinically and in the laboratory conducting hypothesis-driven research in the area of lung immunobiology.