University of Wisconsin–Madison

18th Annual Resident Research Day

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Health Sciences Learning Center 1345
750 Highland Ave
Madison, Wisconsin 53726

Visiting Professor

Jennifer Tseng, MD, MPH

Utley Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine
Surgeon-in-Chief at Boston Medical Center

  • Dr. Tseng's biography

    Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, MPH, is the Utley Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine, and Surgeon-in-Chief at Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
    Dr. Tseng is an acclaimed surgical oncologist and gastrointestinal surgeon whose practice focuses on the upper gastrointestinal tract. Prior to being recruited to Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center in July 2017, Dr. Tseng served as the chief of surgical oncology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and as a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. Of note, Dr. Tseng was the first female full professor of surgery at BIDMC and only the fourth in the history of Harvard Medical School. While at BIDMC, she led a diverse group of faculty in oncology research, education, and care for gastrointestinal, endocrine, breast, melanomas and sarcomas, and other malignancies.

    Dr. Tseng has published more than 120-peer reviewed journal articles on reducing surgical risk, cancer biomarkers, and developing models for cancer treatment-sequencing strategies, with a strong focus on racial and socioeconomic disparities in care. She has worked with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to assess the impact of factors including insurance, social disparities, and health care reform on cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Dr. Tseng is on the editorial board of several journals and as of January 1, 2018 was appointed Deputy Editor of JAMA Surgery.

    Prior to her tenure at BIDMC, Dr. Tseng was the founding director of SOAR (Surgical Outcomes Analysis & Research) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, a research initiative to improve treatment strategies for a broad range of surgical conditions and to develop tools to assess and reduce risk. She and her co-leaders at BIDMC continued the development of SOAR as a health services and outcomes research group, which has now been transitioned to BU/BMC as Boston SOAR.

    Dr. Tseng received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, her MD from the University of California, San Francisco Medical School, and her MPH from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. She completed a general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a research fellowship in molecular medicine at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital, followed by a clinical fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

    Dr. Tseng assumed her position at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center on July 1, 2017. Dr. Tseng is the first woman to serve as chair and chief of surgery at an academic medical center in Boston, and one of only a small percentage nationally.


6:30-8:30 – M&M and Grand Rounds: Can health policy help eradicate disparities in cancer care? – Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, MPH

10:00 – Welcome from Dr. Greenberg and start of presentations (HSLC 1345)

10:15 – What do you want to know? How surgical experience predicts the types of questions asked in a didactic CME course – Martha Godfrey, MD
Discussant: Eugene Foley, MD

10:30 – Stakeholder views of organ donation before circulatory death for patients who do not meet brain death criteria – Christopher Zimmerman, MD
Discussant: David Foley, MD

10:45 – Direct Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation of Colorectal Liver Metastases with MR-Compatible Sectioning and Localization Device – Victoria Rendell, MD
Discussant: David Foley, MD

11:00 – Evaluating the Impact of Pre-Transplant Malignancy on Outcomes after Kidney Transplantation: A National Transplant Database Analysis over a Twenty-Two Year Period – Devon Livingston-Rosanoff, MD, PhD
Discussant: Sean Ronnekliev-Kelly, MD

11:15 – Chromogranin A and Predicting Recurrence in Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: A Novel Pre-Operative Risk Scoring System – Alexander Fisher, MD
Discussant: Sean Ronnekliev-Kelly, MD

11:30 – Topical Application of a Dual PI3K/mTOR Inhibitor for the Prevention of Anal Carcinogenesis In Vivo – Brooks Rademacher, MD
Discussant: Cristina Geltzeiler, MD

11:45 – BLyS Deficient Rats Prevent Donor Specific Antibody Production and Proliferation in Rodent Model – Natalie Bath, MD
Discussant: Joshua Mezrich, MD 

12:00 – Lunch (HSLC atrium)

1:00 – Prolongation Of Skin Allograft Survival Through Dietary Supplementation of Ayrl Hydrocarbon Receptor Ligands – Amin Afrazi, MD, PhD
Discussant: William Burlingham, PhD

1:15 – Multi-scale Structure-Function Relationships in Right Ventricular Failure Due to Pressure Overload – Jennifer Philip, MD
Discussant: Kara Goss, MD

1:30 – Targeted Donor Complement Blockade After Brain-Death Prevents Delayed Graft Function But Not Progression To Antibody-Mediated Rejection In A Non-Human Primate Model Of Kidney Allo-Transplantation – Juan Danobeitia, MD, PhD
Discussant: David Al-Adra, MD, PhD

1:45 – Perioperative Outcomes After Extremity Sarcoma Resection – Results of a Contemporary Multi-Institutional Experience – Kara Vande Walle, MD
Discussant: Sharon Weber, MD

2:00 – Natural Language Processing for Thyroid Pathology Reports: Does Synoptic Reporting Improve Information Retrieval? – Joseph Imbus, MD
Discussant: Rebecca Sippel, MD

2:15 – A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating Receipt of Decision-Aid and Patients’ Perception of Information Conveyed During Surgical Consultation – Trista Stankowski-Drengler, MD
Discussant: Susan Pitt, MD

3:00 – Adjourn


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Abstract Book

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