Publications & Presentations
Research Papers:
  • Addink M, Merchant AM, Bistolarides P. Colonic volvulus in an adult after childhood ladd's procedure for malrotation. J Surg Educ. 2012 Jan-Feb;69(1):101-4
  • Serio SJ, Schafer P, Merchant AM.  Incarcerated Inguinal Hernia and Small Bowel Obstruction as a Rare Complication of a Penile Prosthesis.  Hernia, Manuscript submitted.
  • Kim R, McCoy M, Bistolarides P, and Merchant AM.  Richter’s Epigastric Hernia with Transverse Colon Strangulation: A Case Report and Brief Review, American Surgeon, May 2012, Online.
  • Paulus, E, Merchant AM, Lin E.  Management of Parasophageal Hernias in Morbidly Obese Patients, Bariatric Times, November-December 2011 Issue, Accepted for publication.
  • Schlueter ME, Phan PH, Martin CS, Breece D, Boysen DA. Understanding accreditation council for graduate medical education (ACGME) guidelines: resident and program director interpretation of work-hour restrictions. J Surg Educ. 2009 Nov-Dec; 66(6):374-8.
  • Beeman, B., Boysen, D., Radiology Challenge, Case Report, Surg Rounds, Vol 31, No 4, April 2008.
  • Guttormson, R., Boysen, D., Tschirhart, J., Martinson, K., Are Postoperative Activities Restrictions Evidence Based, The American Journal of Surgery, Vol 195, Issue 3, pp 401-404, March 2008
  • Beeman, B., Boysen, D, Doumite, D, “Gallstone Ileus: A case report of jejunal obstruction with review of current diagnostic keys and management strategies”,  Surgical Rounds 2008, vol 31; numb 4, pages 183-185
  • Incorvaia, A., Tschirhart, J., Jones, R., Poulos, D, Can a Falling Bullet Be Lethal at Terminal Velocity? Cardiac Injury Caused by a Celebratory Bullet.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Jan; 83(1):283-4.
  • Guttormson, R., Boysen, D., Tschirhart, J., Martinson, K., “Are Postoperative Activity Restrictions Evidence-Based?” The American Journal of Surgery  2008 Mar;195(3):401-3.
  • Beeman, B., Bays, R., Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysums: Initial Experience with 160 Consecutive Cases. Journal of Surgical Research Vol 137, No 2, February 2007, p293
  • Fraser, L., Veverka, T. Adams, MS. Cervical Spine Evaluation in a Community Hospital, Curr Surg. 2006 Mar-Apr; 63(2):122-6.
Posters and Presentations - National & Regional
  • Knapps J, Ghanem, M, Merchant A.  A Systematic Review and Pooled Analysis of Staple Line Reinforcement During Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG).  Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 2012 Scientific Session, March, 2012, San Dieg, CA.  Accepted for Poster Presentation.
  • Ghanem M, Boysen D.  Incidence of hyperlipidemia following total thyroidectomy.  Presented at Detroit Surgical Association Meeting.  Mar 2010.  Detroit, MI.
  • Guttormson R, Bays S, Bays R.  Is the incidence of symptomatic PICC related to thrombosis based on DVT prophylaxis method? Presented at Midwestern Vascular Surgeons Conference.  Sept 2010. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Callaway N, Farber M, Bistolarides P. The effect of antiplatelet agents on outcomes in selective traumatic injury. Paper presented at Detroit Surgical Association, Detroit, MI.  Sept 2010.
  • Sugimoto K, Patel S, Veverka T. Use of brief interventions for alcohol and substance use among adolescent trauma admission in a community hospital.  Presented at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Oct 2010.  Washington DC.
  • Ghanem M, Shaheen S, Boysen D, Lambert P. Incidence of hyperlipidemia following total thyroidectomy.  Presented at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Oct 2010.  Washington DC.
  • Guttormson R, Bays S, Bays R.  Is the incidence of symptomatic PICC related to thrombosis based on DVT prophylaxis method? Presented at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Oct 2010.  Washington DC.
  • Schlueter M, Phan P, Martin C, Breece D, Boysen D. Understanding Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) guidelines: resident and program director interpretations of work-hour restrictions.  Presented at APDS Annual Meeting, Mar 2009.  Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Fourman M. Efficacy of preoperative COX-2 inhibitors (Celebrex) in outpatient general surgery.  Presented at Michigan Chapter of American College of Surgeons meeting.  May 2009.  Bellaire, MI.
  • Beeman B.  Type II endoleaks following endovascular aneurysm repair.  Presented at 36th Annual Symposium on Vascular Surgery.  Mar 2008.  Frankenmuth, MI.
  • Ghanem M. Nodal staging and recurrence in rectal cancer patients undergoing sentinel lymph node mapping technique compared to conventional surgery.  Poster presented at Surgical Society of Oncology – 61st Annual Cancer Symposium.  Mar 2008.  Chicago, IL.
  • Phan P, Guttormson R.  Surgical Jeopardy. Presented at American College of Surgeon Resident Competition, Apr 2008.  San Francisco, CA.
  • Guttormson R.  Intra-abdominal pressure analysis during everyday activities as represented by bladder pressures.  Presented at the Spring 2007 APDS Meeting.  Mar 2007.  Washington DC.

Posters and Presentations - Local:
  • Addink M, Paulus E, Merchant A.  Evaluation of glucose screening in perioperative general surgery patients.  Presented at 40th Annual Synergy Surgical Residents Research Day.  June 2011.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Sugimoto K, Patel S, Adams J, Hruska J.  The effect of admission protocols on the use of brief interventions in trauma admissions.  Presented at 40th Annual Synergy Surgical Residents Research Day.  June 2011.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Stone W, Tschirhart J, Boysen D, Kocheril P, Shah T.  Topical NSAID therapy for the reduction of pain and prevention of radiation dermatitis in women receiving whole breast radiation for the treatment of breast cancer.  Presented at 40th Annual Synergy Surgical Residents Research Day.  June 2011.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Ghanem M, Boysen D, Lambert P, Shaheen S.  A systematic review of staple line reinforcement during laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.  Presented at 40th Annual Synergy Surgical Residents Research Day.  June 2011.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Callaway N, Bistolarides P.  The effect of antiplatelet agents on outcomes of traumatic head trauma.  Presented at 40th Annual Synergy Surgical Residents Research Day.  June 2011.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Nair N, Richardson T, Hruby N, Nair M.  Proteomic profile of IPMNs, mucinous cystadenomas & adenocarcinomas of pancreas.  Presented at 40th Annual Synergy Surgical Residents Research Day.  June 2011.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Wong J, Veverka T.  Induced hypothermia: treating refractory intracranial hypertension in the brain injured patient.  A case control series.  Presented at 40th Annual Synergy Surgical Residents Research Day.  June 2011.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Knapps J, Veverka T, Yee H, Kirchoff R.  What is the economic impact on overutilization of computed tomography pulmonary angiography to rule out pulmonary embolism, given established algorithms that determine risk of PE.  Presented at 40th Annual Synergy Surgical Residents Research Day.  June 2011.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Kim R, Baumgartner N.  Routine left atrial appendage obliteration for postoperative stroke prevention in all open heart surgery.  Presented at 40th Annual Synergy Surgical Residents Research Day.  June 2011.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Callaway N, Bistolarides P.  The effect of antiplatelet agenst on outcomes of selective traumatic injury – effect on head-injury patients.  Presented at 39th Annual Synergy Surgical Residents Research Day.  June 2010.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Sugimoto K, Veverka T, Patel S.  Use of brief interventions for alcohol and substance use among adolescent trauma admission in a community hospital.  Presented at 19th Annual Synergy Medical Research Day.  May 2010.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Callaway N, Farber M, Bistolarides P. The effect of antiplatelet agents on outcomes in selective traumatic injury. Paper presented at 19th Annual Synergy Research Day, Saginaw, MI.  May 2010.
  • Addink M, Dean P, Cowden W. Long-term incidence of diverticulitis in patients with documented endoscopic diverticulosis – a follow-up project.  Presented at 19th Annual CMU Healthcare Research Day.  May 2010.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Ghanem M, Boysen D, Lambert P, Shaheen S.  Incidence of hyperlipidemia following total thyroidectomy.  Presented at 19th Annual CMU Healthcare Research Day.  May 2010.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Nair N, Richardson T, Hruby N, Nair M.  Proteomic profile of IPMNs, mucinous cystadenomas & adenocarcinomas of pancreas.  Presented at 19th Annual CMU Healthcare Research Day.  May 2010.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Stone W, Boysen D. Topical NSAID therapy in women receiving whole breast radiation.  Presented at 19th Annual CMU Healthcare Research Day.  May 2010.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Paulus E, Patel S, Veverka T.  Review of blood transfusion practices in trauma patients at two community hospitals.  Presented at 39th Annual Synergy Surgical Residents Research Day.  June 2010.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Addink M, Dean P. Long-term incidence of diverticulitis in patients with documented endoscopic diverticulosis – a follow-up project.  Presented at 39th Annual Synergy Surgical Residents Research Day.  June 2010.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Nair N, Richardson T.  Proteonic profile investigation of IPMNs, mucinous cystadenomas and adenocarcinomas of the pancreas.  Presented at 39th Annual Synergy Surgical Residents Research Day.  June 2010.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Stone W, Boysen D. Topical NSAID therapy in women receiving whole breast radiation.  Presented at 39th Annual Synergy Surgical Residents Research Day.  June 2010.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Callaway N, Farber M, Bistolarides P. The effect of antiplatelet agents on outcomes in selective traumatic injury. Paper presented at Synergy Research Day, Saginaw, MI.  June 2010.
  • Addink M, Patel S, Bistolarides P. Incidence of recreational drug use in trauma patients at a community hospital. Paper presented at 18th Annual Synergy Research Day, Saginaw, MI.  May 2009.
  • Schlueter M, Phan P, Martin C, Breece D, Boysen D. Understanding Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) guidelines: resident and program director interpretations of work-hour restrictions.  Presented at 18th Annual Synergy Research Day, May 2009.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Sugimoto K, Veverka T, Patel S.  Use of brief interventions for alcohol and substance use among adolescent trauma admission in a community hospital.  Presented at 18th Annual Synergy Medical Research Day.  May 2009.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Sugimoto K, Patel S.  Use of brief interventions for alcohol intoxication in a community hospital.  Presented at 38th Annual Synergy Surgical Residents Research Day.  June 2009.  Saginaw, MI.
    Phan P, Jones R.  Paravertebral blocks versus continuous local anesthetic infusion for analgesia following video assisted thoracic surgery.  Presented at 38th Annual Synergy Surgical Residents Research Day.  June 2009.  Saginaw, MI.
    Cowden W, Dean P.  Incidence of diverticulosis in a community setting.  Presented at 38th Annual Synergy Surgical Residents Research Day.  June 2009.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Addink M, Bistolarides P, Patel S. Is illicit drug use a predictor of poor outcome in trauma patients?  A retrospective chart review.  Presented at 38th Annual Synergy Surgical Residents Research Day.  June 2009.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Paulus E, Patel S, Veverka T.  Review of blood transfusion practices in trauma patients at two community hospitals.  Presented at 38th Annual Synergy Surgical Residents Research Day.  June 2009.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Callaway N, Farber M.  The effect of antiplatelet agenst on outcomes of selective traumatic injury.  Presented at 38th Annual Synergy Surgical Residents Research Day.  June 2009.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Ghanem M, Boysen D, Lambert P, Shaheen S.  Incidence of hyperlipidemia following total thyroidectomy.  Presented at 38th Annual Synergy Surgical Residents Research Day.  June 2009.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Addink M, Patel S, Bistolarides P. Incidence of recreational drug use in trauma patients at a community hospital. Paper presented at Synergy Research Day, Saginaw, MI.  June 2009.
  • Fourman M, Boysen D. Efficacy of preoperative COX-2 Inhibitors (Celebrex) in outpatient general surgery.  Presented at 38th Annual Synergy Surgical Residents Research Day.  June 2009.  Saginaw, MI. 
  • Stone W, Boysen D.  Topical NSAID use during radiation treatment for breast cancer with outcomes being skin reaction and pain. Developing a protocol for a double-blinded, controlled clinical trial.  Presented at 38th Annual Synergy Surgical Residents Research Day.  June 2009.  Saginaw, MI.
  • Guttormson R, Bays S, Bays R.  Is the incidence of symptomatic PICC related thrombosis based on DVT prophylaxis method?  Presented at 38th Annual Synergy Surgical Residents Research Day.  June 2009.  Saginaw, MI.