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Publications on Surgery

The following are surgery publications authored by physicians affiliated with New York Methodist Hospital from 2007 to 2012. Citations are arranged by year and first author.  To see the complete list of publications, please visit the NYM Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals.


Chen O, Dontineni N, Nahlawi G, Bhumireddy GP, Han SY, Katri Y, Gulkarov IM, Ciaburri DG, Tortolani AJ, Lazzaro RS, Sacchi TJ, Socolow JA, Heitner JF. Serial cardiac magnetic resonance imaging of a rapidly progressing liquefaction necrosis of mitral annulus calcification associated with embolic stroke. Circulation. 2012 Jun 5;125(22):2792-5. PubMed PMID: 22665887

Fayad ZY, Semaan E, Fahoum B, Briggs M, Tortolani A, D'Ayala M. Aortic mural thrombus in the normal or minimally atherosclerotic aorta. Ann Vasc Surg. 2012 Aug 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22929167

Kuhls DA, Risucci DA, Bowyer MW, Luchette FA. ASSET: an effective educational experience for practicing surgeons. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2012 Jul;97(7):31-5.
PubMed PMID: 2283456

Lee C, Rucinski J, Bernstein L. A systematized interdisciplinary nutritional care plan results in improved clinical outcomes. Clin biochem. 2012 Oct;45(15):1145-9 PubMed PMID:22634602

Li W, Gorecki P, Semaan E, Briggs W, Tortolani AJ, D'Ayala M. Concurrent prophylactic placement of inferior fena cava filter in gastric bypass and adjustable banding operations in the Bariatric Outcomes Longitudinal Database. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Jun;55(6):1690-5. PubMed PMID: 22360915

Lleva P, Shyu C, Lai HM, Tenner M, Risucci DA, Ahluwalia BS, Li J. Traumatic and spontaneous carotid and vertebral artery dissection in a level 1 trauma center. J Clin Neurosci.2012 Aug;19(8):1112-4. PubMed PMID:22705134

Risucci DA, Wolfe KC, Yelon JA. Psychometric assessment in team training. In: Tsuda ST, Scott DJ, Jones DB. (Eds). Textbook of Simulation, Skills and Team Training. Cine-Med, Woodbury:2012, pp. 63-80.

Bernstein L, Rucinski J. Measurement of granulocyte maturation may improve the early diagnosis of the septic state. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2011 Sep 21;49(12):2089-95. PubMed
PMID: 21936608/

Davis E, Risucci DA, Blair PG, Sachdeva AK. Women in surgery residency programs: evolving trends from a national perspective. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Mar;212(3):320-6. PubMed
PMID: 21247778.

Haider AH, Crompton JG, Oyetunji T, Risucci DA, DiRusso S, Basdag H, Villegas CV, Syed ZU, Haut ER & Efron DT. Mechanism of injury (MOI) predicts mortality and functional outcomes in pediatric trauma patients: the case for its use in trauma outcomes studies. J Pediatr Surg. 2011;46(8):1557-63. PubMed PMID: 21843724

Hunter JG. Commentary on: Labioplasty: anatomy, etiology, and a new surgical approach. Aesthet Surg J. 2011 Jul1;31(5):519-20. PubMed PMID: 21719864

Makdisi G, Takeuchi T, Rodriguez J, Rucinski J, Wise L. How we select our residents-a survey of selection criteria in general surgery residents. J Surg Educ. 2011 Jan-Feb;68(1):67-72. PubMed PMID: 21292219

Pancer G, Engelman E, Hoque F, Rucinski J, Bernstein L. C-reactive protein for the enhanced evaluation of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). Open Clin Chem J. 2011;4:1-9.

Pandya S, Sullivan T, Yelon JA, Risucci DA. Geriatric motor vehicle crash survival: the role of institutional trauma volume. J Trauma. 2011 Jun;70(6):1326-30. PubMed PMID: 21427616

Rizek P, Gorecki P, Lindenmayer A, Moktan S. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for bilateral metachronous aldosteronomas. JSLS. 2011 Jan-Mar; 15(1): 100-4. PubMed PMID: 21902953

Schmitz CC, Risucci D, Plass J, Jones A, DaRosa D. Preimplementation predictors of website use: preliminary findings from the SCORE portal pilot study. Am J Surg. 2011 Jan;201(1):7-15. PubMed PMID: 21167360

Tan T, Semaan E, Nasr W, Eberhardt R, Hamburg N, Doros G, Rybin D, Shaw P, Farber A. Endovascular revascularization of symptomatic infrapopliteal ateriosclerotic occulusive diasease: comparison of atherectomy and angioplasty.
Int J angiol. 2011 Mar;20:19-24.
PubMed PMID: 22532766








  • Hunter JG. Appropriate prophylactic antibiotic use in plastic surgery: the time has come. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Nov;120(6):1732-4. PubMed PMID: 18040214
  • Hunter JG. Extend the universal protocol, not just the surgical time out. J Am Coll Surg. 2007 Oct;205(4):e4-5. PubMed PMID: 17903718
  • Rogula T, Mattar SG, Thodiyil PA, Schauer PR. Bariatric surgery program essentials. In: Schauer Philip R, ed. Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, New York: Springer, 2007:31-36.
  • Rogula T, Thodiyil PA, Brethauer SA, Schemer PR. Laparoscopic roux-en-Y gastric bypass: outcomes. In: Schauer PR, ed. Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, New York: Springer, 2007: 271-280.
  • Thodiyil PA, Rogula T, Schauer PR, Linear stapled technique for gastrojejunal anastomosis. In: Schauer PR, ed. Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery. New York: Springer, 2007:261-270.
  • Lyman GH, Khorana AA, Falanga A, Clarke-Pearson D, Flowers C, Johanzeb M, Kakkar A, Kuderer NM, Levine MN, Liebman H, Mendelson D, Raskob G, Somerfield MR, Thodiyil P, Trent D, Francis CW. American Society of Clinical Oncology Guideline: recommendations for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis and treatment in patients with cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2007 Dec.;25(34):5490-505. PubMed PMID: 17968019
  • Thodiyil PA, Mattar SG, Schauer. Gastroesophageal reflux disease in the bariatric surgery patient. In: Schauer PR. Ed. Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery. New York: Springer, 2007:439-444.
  • Thodiyil PA, Eid GM. Ventral hernias in the bariatric patient. In: Schauer PR, ed. Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery. New York: Springer, 2007:479-484.