Celebrating Scholarship

Celebrating Scholarship highlights the various academic accomplishments of our residents and fellows at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. This includes publications, research, presentations, awards, funded research, kaizen kudos, and highlighting our current scholars. Content is updated on a bi-monthly basis by our Research & Academics Department.


2021 Featured News

August 2021
 

Presenting at AHPBA Annual Meeting 2021

Yasmin Essaji, MD, fellow in Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, is presenting "Impact of Adjuvant Therapy on Overall Survival in Early Stage Ampullary Cancers: A Single-Center Retrospective Review" at The Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Annual Meeting on Aug. 2-5, 2021.

Natasza Posielski, MD

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New Publication in Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Rohan Hattiangadi, MD, recent graduate, and Kelli McEntee, MD, current fellow in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, published "Minimally Invasive Approach to the Management of Tubo-Ovarian Abscesses" in Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
 
Thank you for improving quality of care for these patients!

David Sanders, MDDavid Sanders, MD
Shivanand Bomman, MDShivanand Bomman, MD


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Publication Co-Authored in Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Shivanand Bomman, MD, fellow in Gastroenterology, published as a co-author, "Effectiveness and Safety of EUS Rendezvous After Failed Biliary Cannulation With ERCP" in Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 

Read here: Effectiveness and Safety of EUS Rendezvous After Failed Biliary Cannulation With ERCP

Shivanand Bomman, MD

Newly Published in Urology Practice

Basil Ferenczi, MD, resident in Urology, published "Anti-Tobacco Advertising – Is Bladder Cancer Adequately Addressed?" in Urology Practice.

Basil Ferenczi, MD

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Book Chapter Published in Diagnosis and Management of Cholangiocarcinoma

Russell Kirks, MD, fellow in Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, published a book chapter "Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Therapy for Cholangiocarcinoma” in Diagnosis and Management of Cholangiocarcinoma.

Russell Kirks, Jr., MD

New Publication in Current Urology Reports

Pansy Uberoi, MD, fellow in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, published "Management of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms after Prostate Radiation" in Current Urology Reports

Read here: Management of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms after Prostate Radiation

Pansy Uberoi, MD

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Past Fellow Published in Cancers (Basel)

Zaheer Kanji, MD, past fellow in Pancreas Cancer Research and Hepatobiliary, published "Identifying Risk Factors and Patterns for Early Recurrence of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: A Multi-Institutional Study" in Cancers (Basel)

Read here: Identifying Risk Factors and Patterns for Early Recurrence of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: A Multi-Institutional Study

Zaheer Kanji, MD

Presented at ASCO Conference 2021

Natasza Posielski, MD, fellow in Urologic Oncology, presented "Use of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Elderly Patients with Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer: A Population-Based Study, 2006-2017" at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Conference 2021 on June 4-6, 2021.

Natasza Posielski, MD

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New Publication in Journal of Surgical Oncology

Yasmin Essaji, MD, fellow in Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, published "Seminars in Surgical Oncology-Pancreas Cancer Adjuvant Therapy Trials" in the Journal of Surgical Oncology

Great news for pancreatic cancer patients and thank you for your research!

Read here: Seminars in surgical oncology-pancreas cancer adjuvant therapy trials

Yasmin Essaji

Congratulations, Gastroenterology Fellows!

David Sanders, MD, Advanced Endoscopy Fellow, and Shivanand Bomman, MD, Advanced Endoscopy Research Fellow, published a new case report on "COVID-19 Induced Bile Duct Casts and Cholangitis: A Case Report" in Cureus

Huge congratulations to our Gastroenterology fellows!

Read the case report: COVID-19 Induced Bile Duct Casts and Cholangitis: A Case Report

David Sanders, MDDavid Sanders, MD
Shivanand Bomman, MDShivanand Bomman, MD


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Publication Co-Authored in Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Shivanand Bomman, MD, fellow in Gastroenterology, published as a co-author, "Effectiveness and Safety of EUS Rendezvous After Failed Biliary Cannulation With ERCP" in Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 

Read here: Effectiveness and Safety of EUS Rendezvous After Failed Biliary Cannulation With ERCP

Shivanand Bomman, MD

Newly Published in Urology Practice

Basil Ferenczi, MD, resident in Urology, published "Anti-Tobacco Advertising – Is Bladder Cancer Adequately Addressed?" in Urology Practice.

Basil Ferenczi, MD

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Book Chapter Published in Diagnosis and Management of Cholangiocarcinoma

Russell Kirks, MD, fellow in Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, published a book chapter "Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Therapy for Cholangiocarcinoma” in Diagnosis and Management of Cholangiocarcinoma.

Russell Kirks, Jr., MD

New Publication in Current Urology Reports

Pansy Uberoi, MD, fellow in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, published "Management of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms after Prostate Radiation" in Current Urology Reports

Read here: Management of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms after Prostate Radiation

Pansy Uberoi, MD

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Past Fellow Published in Cancers (Basel)

Zaheer Kanji, MD, past fellow in Pancreas Cancer Research and Hepatobiliary, published "Identifying Risk Factors and Patterns for Early Recurrence of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: A Multi-Institutional Study" in Cancers (Basel)

Read here: Identifying Risk Factors and Patterns for Early Recurrence of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: A Multi-Institutional Study

Zaheer Kanji, MD