Adnan A. Alseidi

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OBJECTIVE The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has challenged program directors to assess their residents' core competencies, including communication and interpersonal skills (CIS). We report our institution's experience using a series of standardized patient encounters in an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) to(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess readiness of general surgery graduate trainees entering accredited surgical subspecialty fellowships in North America. METHODS A multidomain, global assessment survey designed by the Fellowship Council research committee was electronically sent to all subspecialty program directors. Respondents spanned minimally invasive surgery,(More)
Hepatic resection for colorectal hepatic metastatic disease has been demonstrated to have a significant outcome benefit for selected patients. Advances in anesthetic and surgical technique have resulted in a significantly reduced morbidity and mortality for this procedure, and this management approach has become widely practiced. This hepatic resection(More)
BACKGROUND Objective, unbiased assessment of surgical skills remains a challenge in surgical education. We sought to evaluate the feasibility and reliability of Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills. METHODS Seven volunteer general surgery interns were given time for training and then testing, on laparoscopic peg transfer, precision cutting, and(More)
BACKGROUND A recent survey of fellowship directors suggested significant deficits in the technical laparoscopic skills of graduated general surgery residents. Our aim was to define the need for and possible content of a simulation-based curriculum in advanced laparoscopic skills (ALS). METHODS An anonymous online survey was distributed to all Fellowship(More)
BACKGROUND Four-dimensional computed tomography (4D-CT) is often used for patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and non-definitive localization after Sestamibi scan (MIBI) and ultrasound (US), but may expose patients to unnecessary radiation, typically between 10 and 26 millisieverts (mSv). We hypothesize that a simpler two-phase CT protocol would have(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluate the current status of Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Surgery workforce in North America. BACKGROUND HPB fellowships have proliferated, with HPB surgeons entering the field through 3 pathways: transplant surgery, surgical oncology, or HPB surgery training. Impact of this growth is unknown. METHODS An anonymous survey was distributed to(More)
En bloc resection of the superior mesenteric vein (SMV), portal vein (PV), and/or splenic vein (SV) with concomitant venous reconstruction is required in 11–65 % of cases of locally advanced pancreatic cancer.1 Early retropancreatic dissection of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) from behind the pancreatic head utilizing an ‘artery first’ approach has(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical resection is the only cure for hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) malignancy. In the era of multidisciplinary approaches and neoadjuvant therapies for locally advanced, borderline resectable tumors, the feasibility and efficacy of en bloc vascular resection has been validated across multiple studies. However, the variability of venous(More)