Current Residents in Research

Research Residents 2021-2022

Allan Stolarski, MD, R2

Clinical Year: PGY-3

Site: Boston University School of Medicine

Research Mentor: Daniel G. Remick, MD

Dr. Allan Stolarski is investigating sepsis phenotypes and mechanisms of improved survival and organ function with HAT therapy (hydrocortisone, ascorbic acid, and thiamine) in septic shock. He has funding support from a NIH T32 (Immunobilogy of Trauma) and has been awarded the Boston Trauma Institute Grant to support his ongoing efforts investigating sepsis phenotypes and sepsis related coagulopathies. He currently serves as Co-Resident Director of the SOAR Initiative.

Funding: NIH T32 (Immunobilogy of Trauma), Boston Trauma Institute Grant

 

Spencer Wilson, MD, R2

Clinical Year: PGY-3

Site: Boston University School of Medicine

Research Mentors: David McAneny, MD and Pamela Rosenkranz, RN, BSN, MEd

Dr. Spencer Wilson serves as Quality Improvement Research Fellow of the BUSM Department of Surgery. In this role, he currently leads a multidisciplinary project to reduce the rate of post-operative urinary tract infections at our safety-net hospital. He is also reassessing institutional models for postoperative mobilization as well as postoperative deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis.

Funding: Departmentally Funded, NIH T32 (Immunobiology)

 

Nicole Cimbak, MD, R1

Clinical Year: PGY-3

Site: Boston Children’s Hospital

Research Mentor: Christoper Weldon, MD PhD

Dr. Nicole Cimbak is currently enrolled in a three year-long fellowship program based at Boston Children’s Hospital. She will spend the first year as a Surgical Critical Care Fellow where she will complete ICU clinical training in both pediatrics and adults. During the latter two years of the fellowship program, she will participate in a variety of clinical outcomes research projects centered around pediatric anorectal anomalies and nutrition in critically ill children.

Funding: Departmentally Funded

 

Loreski Collado, MD, R1

Clinical Year: PGY-3

Site: VA Boston Healthcare System

Research Mentors: Kamal Itani, MD, and Jaime McPhee, MD

Dr. Loreski Collado serves as VA Chief Resident in the Quality and Patient Safety Program. She currently focuses on learning and teaching quality improvement and patient safety principles through identifying adverse events and other issues. She will also be performing root cause analyses and healthcare failure mode effect analyses to develop system-based solutions.

Funding: Departmentally Funded

 

Brendin Beaulieu-Jones, MD, MBA, R1

Clinical Year: PGY-2

Site: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School

Research Mentors: Gabriel Brat, MD

Dr. Brendin Beaulieu-Jones is utilizing large-scale database and machine learning models to inform clinical decision-making and surgical planning in order to improve surgical outcomes and to optimize patient care. During his academic development time, he is also pursuing a Master in Science in Biomedical Information at Harvard Medical School.

Funding: T15 Institutional Grant for Research Training in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science

 

Gordana Rasic

Gordana Rasic, MD, MS R1

Clinical Year: PGY-2

Site: Boston University School of Medicine

Research Mentors: Tony E. Godfrey, PhD and Teviah Sachs, MD MPH

Dr. Gordana Rasic is evaluating the utility of circulating tumor DNA in peri-operative surveillance for persistent and/or recurrent oncologic disease, specifically in head and neck cancer. During her academic development time, she will also be working with the Surgical Outcomes Analysis Research (SOAR) Initiative to utilize national health databases to investigate factors contributing to healthcare disparities in hepatopancreatobiliary cancers. She currently serves as Co-Resident Director of the SOAR Initiative.

Funding: Departmentally Funded

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