Toledo Surgical Society

Medical Student Scholarship Award Winners

Resident Research Forum Award Winners

2011 - Isaac Kriley, MD - pursuing general surgery residency at the Allegheny Health Network
2012 - Benjamin Jacobs, MD - pursuing surgery residency at The University of Michigan
2013 - Anthony Archual, MD - pursuing plastic surgery residency at The University of Virginia

2014 - Lisa Balistrei, MD - prsuing general surgery residency at May Clinic, Rochester, MN

2015 - Julia Roberts, MD - pursuing surgery residency at The University of Toledo College of Medicine

2016 - Kaitlan Ahrens, MD - pursuing surgery residency at The University of Massachusetts 

​2017 - Tyler Williams, MD


1st Place: Dr. Pablo Serrano - "Obesity is a Risk Factor for Nosocomial Infections in the Trauma Population"
2nd Place: Dr. Richard Di Fiore - "Cervical Hematoma Following Carotid Endarterectomy: A 12 Year Review"
3rd place: Dr. Mario Castillo-Sang - "Contemporary Management of Vascular Access Site Complications after Cardiac Catheterization"


1st Place: Dr. Adam Becker - "Prostatic Involution Following Intraprostatic Injection of Cobra Cardiotoxin"
2nd Place: Dr. Nina Grewal - "Objective Outcome Measures of Patients with Iliofemoral DVT Treated with Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis"
3rd place: Dr. Kurtis Stewart - "Resuscitation with Ketones Improves Survival Over Lactated Ringers in a Rat Shock"


1st Place: Ronald D. Collier, MD - "Regional Variation in Trauma Mortality"
2nd Place: Mazen Bazzi, MD - "Utility of the Renal Resistive Index as a Predictor of Mortality"
3rd place: Nicholas K. Johnson, MD - "Effect of Spousal Presence at Post Operative Counseling of Compliance after Vasectomy"


1st Place: Christopher Clancy, MD - "Excellent Short and Long Term Outcomes of Pancreaticoduodenectomy at a Low Volume Community Hospital"
2nd Place: Mohamed F. Osman, MD - "A Single Center Experience of the Endovascular Interventions in Patients with Acute Proximal Deep Venous Thrombosis"
3rd place: Linda J. Adepoju, MD - "Effect of Insurance Payer Status on the Surgical Treatment of Early Stage Breast Cancer: Analysis of Data from a Single Health System"


1st Place: Daniel Miller, DO - "Accidental Hypothermia in the Trauma Patient: A Single Institutional Review"
2nd Place: Linda Adepoju, MD - "Effect of Surgical Treatment and Histologic Subtype on the Outcomes of Patients with Appendiceal Carcinoma"
3rd place: Daniel Rizzo, DO - "Delayed Primary Closure in Dirty Abdominal Wounds Using Negative Pressure Therapy as a Bridge"​


​​1st Place: Jai Prasad, MD - "Performance of a Gene Expression Classifier in Predicting Malignancy in Thyroid Fine Needle Aspirations of Indeterminate Cytology -

     A Preliminary Report"
2nd Place: Mohammad Jamil, MD - "Does VATS have a Mortality Advantage over Conventional Lobectomy for Early Stage Lung Cancer? Analysis of the Nationwide

     Inpatient Sample Database"
3rd place: Ryan Flynn, MD - "A Domino Effect: The Rising Rate of Penile Foreign Body Implantation in U.S. Prisons"
Honorable Mention: Andrew Skattum, DO - "Impact of Duty Hours on Surgical Resident Case Logs - A Review of Publicly Available ACGME Electronic Data Records"
Honorable Mention: Dan Murtagh, MD - "Management of Penile/Urethral Injury Following Dog Bite: A Case Report"


1st place:  Olutayo Sogunro, DO – “Detecting Accurate Tumor Size Across Imaging Modalities in Breast Cancer”
2nd place :  Bradley Buck M.D. – “The Incidence of Ciprofloxacin Resistant Bacteria on Pre-Prostate Rectal Swab is Increasing: a Northwest Ohio Study”
3rd place:  Ryan Flynn M.D. -  “Biostatistics: The Urology Residents’ Perspective”
Honorable Mention:  Christine Ou, DO – “Identification and Treatment of Iliac Crest Herniation Secondary to Autogenous Bone Grafting”


1st place:  Samer Alharthi, MD - "Hemicolectomy is Associated with Improved Survival for Appendicial Adenocarcinoma Less Than 2 cm"

2nd place:  Mohammad Jamil, MD - "Mortality, Length of Stay and Charges Associated with Alcohol Withdrawal in the Surgical Population:  Analysis of the NIS Database"

3rd place:  Carrie Watson, DO - "Patient Satisfaction:  A Comparison of Currently Utilized Versus Ethnically and Physically Diverse Education Materials for Physician                                  Discussion of Surgical Intervention Options for Breast Cancer Treatment"


1st place:  A. Bramos, MD - "The Role of Fibronectin in Irradiated Skin"

2nd place:  Kate Klein, MD - "One is Never Enough:  Incremental Value of Multiple Arterial Bypass Grafts in CABG in Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease - The Effect Native                  Vessel Disease"

3rd place:  Jacob Stirton, MD - "Early Mobilization After Basal Joint Arthroplasty: Preliminary Clinical Results"