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Felipe Maegawa publishes significant study of patient frailty's impact on post-hepatectomy outcomes

Felipe Maegawa, MD

In the first study of its kind, published online by HPB, general and hepatopancreatobiliary surgeon Felipe Maegawa, MD, and co-authors from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center found that patient frailty can be a strong predictor of 30-day post-hepatectomy complications, and that incorporating frailty into the established predictive models could improve surgical outcomes.

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Faculty Spotlights

Elizabeth R. Benjamin, MD, PhD

Elizabeth R. Benjamin, MD, PhD

Dr. Benjamin is a trauma surgeon, emergency/elective general surgeon, and surgical care intensivist, and serves as the trauma medical director at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Since joining Emory in 2020, she is credited with refining Grady's trauma care quality improvement process through such measures as implementation of core QI metrics based on guidelines developed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.

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Yazan Duwayri, MD, MBA

Yazan Duwayri, MD, MBA

Dr. Duwayri is medical director of the Heart and Vascular Service Line at Emory University Hospital and co-director of the Emory Aortic Center.

He has been heavily involved with developing Emory's use of fenestrated aortic endografts for treating juxtarenal aortic aneurysms, and was on the surgical team that implanted Georgia's first FDA-approved fenestrated aortic endograft as a minimally invasive treatment for patients with complex abdominal aortic aneurysms.

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Surgical Evidence Blog

The Surgical Focus blog features evidence-based information related to the Department of Surgery's M&M conferences, including topics of discussion and debate, links to relevant studies, and additional readings.

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Jerome Anyalebechi and David Swift receive Shock Society Awards

Jerome Anyalebechi and David Swift

Jerome Anyalebechi, MD, has received a Shock Society Diversity Enhancement Award, and David Swift, MD, a Shock Society Travel Award. Both are general surgery residents on research sabbatical under the mentorship of sepsis and shock investigator Craig Coopersmith, MD, and transplant immunology researcher Mandy Ford, PhD.

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