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Publications, Presentations & Abstracts

Presentations & Abstracts

  • DeLancey JO, Matulewicz RS, Schaeffer EM. Temporal trends and factors associated with overuse of neoadjuvant androgen deprivation therapy in low and very low risk prostate cancer. ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium 2017. Orlando, FL. February, 2016
  • DeLancey JO, Matulewicz RS, Ko O, Schaeffer EM. Trends in use of androgen deprivation therapy with radiation in high and very high risk prostate cancer patients. American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. May 2017
  • Engelhardt KE, Feinglass J, DeCamp M, Bilimoria K, Odell D. Declining Use of Surgical Therapy for Early Non-small Cell Lung Cancer in the U.S. AATS Centennial General Thoracic Surgery Simultaneous Scientific Session: Management of Early Stage Lung Cancer. Boston, MA. May 2017. (accepted for presentation and will be submitted for publication)
  • Engelhardt KE, Feinglass J, DeCamp M, Bilimoria K, Odell D. Pattern of Surgical Care for Octogenarians with Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. Abstract submitted to Academy Health Research Conference 2017 and Academy Health Surgical and Perioperative Care Interest Group 2017.
  • Engelhardt KE, Bilimoria K, Odell D. Association between Mediastinoscopy and Short-term Surgery Outcomes: a Retrospective Cohort Analysis of ACS-NSQIP. In preparation.
  • Engelhardt KE, DeCamp M, Yang A, Bilimoria K, Odell D. Primary Mediastinal Sarcoma: Analysis of 1,116 Patients. Submitted to Southern Thoracic Surgeons Association for presentation, manuscript in preparation.
  • D. Brock Hewitt, John Oliver Delancey, Jeffrey Wayne, Karl Bilimoria. National Practice Patterns of Completion Lymph Node Dissection for Sentinel Node-Positive Melanoma. (submitted to American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress)


  1. Chan EG, Landreneau JR, Schuchert MJ, Odell DD, Gu S, Pu J, Luketich JD, Landreneau RJ. Preoperative (3-dimensional) computed tomography lung reconstruction before anatomic segmentectomy or lobectomy for stage I non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. Sep 2015;150(3):523-528.
  2. Macke RA, Schuchert MJ, Odell DD, Wilson DO, Luketich JD, Landreneau RJ. Parenchymal preserving anatomic resections result in less pulmonary function loss in patients with Stage I non-small cell lung cancer. J Cardiothorac Surg. Apr 01 2015;10:49.
  3. Matulewicz RS, Fryer JP, Yang XJ, Goyal R, Hairston JC. Renal Transplantation in the Setting of Prior Urinary Diversion: A Case of Poorly Differentiated Adenocarcinoma in an Ileal Conduit. Urol Case Rep. May 2015;3(3):53-55.
  4. Matulewicz RS, Sharma V, McGuire BB, Oberlin DT, Perry KT, Nadler RB. The effect of surgical duration of transurethral resection of bladder tumors on postoperative complications: An analysis of ACS NSQIP data. Urol Oncol. Aug 2015;33(8):338 e319-324.
  5. Mohanty S, Paruch J, Bilimoria KY, Cohen M, Strong VE, Weber SM. Impact of gastrectomy procedural complexity on surgical outcomes and hospital comparisons. Surgery. Aug 2015;158(2):522-528.
  6. Rajaram R, Ju MH, Bilimoria KY, Ko CY, DeCamp MM. National evaluation of hospital readmission after pulmonary resection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. Dec 2015;150(6):1508-1514 e1502.
  7. Roland CL, Yang AD, Katz MH, Chatterjee D, Wang H, Lin H, Vauthey JN, Pisters PW, Varadhachary GR, Wolff RA, Crane CH, Lee JE, Fleming JB. Neoadjuvant therapy is associated with a reduced lymph node ratio in patients with potentially resectable pancreatic cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. Apr 2015;22(4):1168-1175.
  8. Spolverato G, Ejaz A, Kim Y, Hall BL, Bilimoria K, Cohen M, Ko C, Pitt H, Pawlik TM. Patterns of care among patients undergoing hepatic resection: a query of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-targeted hepatectomy database. J Surg Res. Jun 15 2015;196(2):221-228.
  9. Asare EA, Liu L, Hess KR, Gordon EJ, Paruch JL, Palis B, Dahlke AR, McCabe R, Cohen ME, Winchester DP, Bilimoria KY. Development of a model to predict breast cancer survival using data from the National Cancer Data Base. Surgery. Feb 2016;159(2):495-502.
  10. Berian JR, Paruch JL, Cohen ME, Merkow RP, Dahlke AR, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Does Performance Vary Within the Same Hospital When Separately Examining Different Patient Subgroups? J Am Coll Surg. May 2016;222(5):790-797 e791.
  11. Bowen DK, Matulewicz RS, Gong EM. Preservation of mullerian structures with laparoscopic management of intra-abdominal testes in persistent mullerian duct syndrome. J Pediatr Urol. Feb 2016;12(1):65-66.
  12. Chu D, Vaporciyan AA, Iannettoni MD, Ikonomidis JS, Odell DD, Shemin RJ, Starnes SL, Stein W, Badhwar V. Are There Gaps in Current Thoracic Surgery Residency Training Programs? Ann Thorac Surg. Jun 2016;101(6):2350-2355.
  13. Clarke CA, Asch SM, Baker L, Bilimoria K, Dudley RA, Fong N, Holliday-Hanson ML, Hopkins DS, Imholz EM, Malin J, Moy L, O'Sullivan M, Parker JP, Saigal CS, Spurlock B, Teleki S, Zingmond D, Lang L. Public Reporting of Hospital-Level Cancer Surgical Volumes in California: An Opportunity to Inform Decision Making and Improve Quality. J Oncol Pract. Oct 2016;12(10):e944-e948.
  14. Jakub JW, Terando AM, Sarnaik A, Ariyan CE, Faries MB, Zani S, Jr., Neuman HB, Wasif N, Farma JM, Averbook BJ, Bilimoria KY, Allred JB, Suman VJ, Grotz TE, Zendejas B, Wayne JD, Tyler DS. Training High-Volume Melanoma Surgeons to Perform a Novel Minimally Invasive Inguinal Lymphadenectomy: Report of a Prospective Multi-Institutional Trial. J Am Coll Surg. Mar 2016;222(3):253-260.
  15. Kinnier CV, Paruch JL, Dahlke AR, Wayne JD, Benson AB, 3rd, Winchester DP, Bilimoria KY. Adjusted Hospital Sentinel Lymph Node Positivity Rates in Melanoma: A Novel Potential Measure of Quality. Ann Surg. Feb 2016;263(2):392-398.
  16. Liu JB, Bilimoria KY. Weighing the value of completion nodal dissection for melanoma. J Surg Oncol. Sep 2016;114(3):281-287.
  17. Liu JB, Weber SM, Berian JR, Chen S, Cohen ME, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Role of Operative Complexity Variables in Risk Adjustment for Patients With Cancer. JAMA Surg. Nov 01 2016;151(11):1084-1086.
  18. Loor G, Doud A, Nguyen TC, Antonoff MB, Morancy JD, Robich MP, Odell DD, Yarboro LT, Vaporciyan AA, Roselli E. Development and Evaluation of a Three-Dimensional Multistation Cardiovascular Simulator. Ann Thorac Surg. Jul 2016;102(1):62-68.
  19. Mahesh B, Bhama JK, Odell DD, Hayanga AJ, Bermudez CA, Morrell MR, Crespo MM, Pilewski JM, Johnson BA, Luketich JD, D'Cunha J, Shigemura N. Surgical Strategy for Lung Transplantation in Adults With Small Chests: Lobar Transplant Versus a Pediatric Donor. Transplantation. Dec 2016;100(12):2693-2698.
  20. Matulewicz RS, DeLancey JO, Manjunath A, Tse J, Kundu SD, Meeks JJ. National comparison of oncologic quality indicators between open and robotic-assisted radical cystectomy. Urol Oncol. Oct 2016;34(10):431 e439-431 e415.
  21. Matulewicz RS, Flum AS, Helenowski I, Jovanovic B, Palis B, Bilimoria KY, Meeks JJ. Centralization of Penile Cancer Management in the United States: A Combined Analysis of the American Board of Urology and National Cancer Data Base. Urology. Apr 2016;90:82-88.
  22. Matulewicz RS, Frainey BT, Oberlin DT, Meeks JJ. High-Risk of Adverse Pathologic Features in Patients With Clinical T1 High-Grade Bladder Cancer Undergoing Radical Cystectomy. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. Nov 2016;14(11):1403-1411.
  23. Matulewicz RS, Oberlin DT, Sheinfeld J, Meeks JJ. The Evolving Management of Patients With Clinical Stage I Seminoma. Urology. Dec 2016;98:113-119.
  24. Matulewicz RS, Tosoian JJ, Stimson CJ, Ross AE, Chappidi M, Lotan TL, Humphreys E, Partin AW, Schaeffer EM. Implementation of a Surgeon-Level Comparative Quality Performance Review to Improve Positive Surgical Margin Rates during Radical Prostatectomy. J Urol. Dec 01 2016.
  25. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ. Reply to Letter: "Extended Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Colorectal Cancer Resection: A UK Perspective". Ann Surg. Feb 2016;263(2):e27.
  26. Minami CA, Bilimoria KY, Hansen NM, Strauss JB, Hayes JP, Feinglass JM, Bethke KP, Rydzewski NR, Winchester DP, Palis BE, Yang AD. National Evaluation of the New Commission on Cancer Quality Measure for Postmastectomy Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. Aug 2016;23(8):2446-2455.
  27. Minami CA, Wayne JD, Yang AD, Martini MC, Gerami P, Chandra S, Kuzel TM, Winchester DP, Palis BE, Bilimoria KY. National Evaluation of Hospital Performance on the New Commission on Cancer Melanoma Quality Measures. Ann Surg Oncol. Oct 2016;23(11):3548-3557.
  28. Mohanty S, Rajaram R, Bilimoria KY, Salem R, Pawlik TM, Bentrem DJ. Assessment of non-surgical versus surgical therapy for localized hepatocellular carcinoma. J Surg Oncol. Feb 2016;113(2):175-180.
  29. Oberlin DT, Casalino DD, Miller FH, Matulewicz RS, Perry KT, Nadler RB, Kundu S, Catalona WJ, Meeks JJ. Diagnostic Value of Guided Biopsies: Fusion and Cognitive-registration Magnetic Resonance Imaging Versus Conventional Ultrasound Biopsy of the Prostate. Urology. Jun 2016;92:75-79.
  30. Odell DD, Bilimoria KY. Evaluating Appropriate Blood Transfusion in Cancer Surgery. JAMA Surg. Jun 01 2016;151(6):525-526.
  31. Patti MG, Vela MF, Odell DD, Richter JE, Fisichella PM, Vaezi MF. The Intersection of GERD, Aspiration, and Lung Transplantation. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. Jul 2016;26(7):501-505.
  32. Rajaram R, Paruch JL, Mohanty S, Holl JL, Bilimoria KY, Ko CY, Winchester DP, Patel JD, DeCamp MM. Patterns and Predictors of Chemotherapy Use for Resected Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. Feb 2016;101(2):533-540.
  33. Weiner AB, Matulewicz RS, Eggener SE, Schaeffer EM. Increasing incidence of metastatic prostate cancer in the United States (2004-2013). Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. Dec 2016;19(4):395-397.
  34. Zendejas B, Jakub JW, Terando AM, Sarnaik A, Ariyan CE, Faries MB, Zani S, Jr., Neuman HB, Wasif N, Farma JM, Averbook BJ, Bilimoria KY, Tyler D, Brady MS, Farley DR. Laparoscopic skill assessment of practicing surgeons prior to enrollment in a surgical trial of a new laparoscopic procedure. Surg Endosc. Dec 07 2016.
  35. Engelhardt KE, Wayne JD, Bilimoria KY. Editorial: Should We Abandon TNM Staging in Favor of Gene Profiles in Node-Positive Melanoma? Ann Surg Oncol. Jan 2017;24(1):3-5.
  36. Jakub JW, Terando AM, Sarnaik A, Ariyan CE, Faries MB, Zani S, Jr., Neuman HB, Wasif N, Farma JM, Averbook BJ, Bilimoria KY, Grotz TE, Allred JB, Suman VJ, Brady MS, Tyler D, Wayne JD, Nelson H. Safety and Feasibility of Minimally Invasive Inguinal Lymph Node Dissection in Patients With Melanoma (SAFE-MILND): Report of a Prospective Multi-institutional Trial. Ann Surg. Jan 2017;265(1):192-196.
  37. Liu JB, Bilimoria KY, Mallin K, Winchester DP. Patient characteristics associated with undergoing cancer operations at low-volume hospitals. Surgery. Feb 2017;161(2):433-443.
  38. Matulewicz RS, DeLancey JO, Pavey E, Schaeffer EM, Popescu O, Meeks JJ. Dipstick Urinalysis as a Test for Microhematuria and Occult Bladder Cancer. Bladder Cancer. Jan 27 2017;3(1):45-49.
  39. Pasquali S, Sommariva A, Spillane AJ, Bilimoria KY, Rossi CR. Measuring the quality of melanoma surgery - Highlighting issues with standardization and quality assurance of care in surgical oncology. Eur J Surg Oncol. Mar 2017;43(3):561-571.
  40. Rajaram R, Mohanty S, Bentrem DJ, Pavey ES, Odell DD, Bharat A, Bilimoria KY, DeCamp MM. Nationwide Assessment of Robotic Lobectomy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. Jan 18 2017.