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Research Interests

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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Medicine & Life Sciences
Pediatrics Medicine & Life Sciences
Wounds and Injuries Medicine & Life Sciences
Liver Medicine & Life Sciences
Fetofetal Transfusion Medicine & Life Sciences
Appendicitis Medicine & Life Sciences
Newborn Infant Medicine & Life Sciences
Cholestasis Medicine & Life Sciences

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Lynette Chappell-Williams, JD

Person: Academic

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Peter Dillon, MD

Person: Academic

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Photo of Margaret Mikula

Margaret Mikula, MD

Person: Academic

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Wayne Sebastianelli, MD

Person: Academic

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Thomas Tracy, MD

Person: Academic


Research Output 1984 2018

1 Citation (Scopus)

An Interprofessional Curriculum to Advance Relational Coordination and Professionalism in Early-Career Practitioners

Valenziano, K. B., Glod, S., Jia, S., Belser, A., Brazell, B., Dellasega, C., Duncan, L., Farnan, M., Haidet, P., Phillips, J., Wolpaw, D. & Dillon, P., Mar 22 2018, In : MedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources. 14, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Nonverbal Communication
Patient Care Team

Congenital pyloric stenosis and duodenal obstruction

Wills, H. E., Smith, A. D. & Tracy, T., Jan 1 2018, Fischer's Mastery of Surgery, Seventh Edition. Wolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP), Vol. 1. p. 1166-1175 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Duodenal Obstruction
Pyloric Stenosis
2 Citations (Scopus)
Moving and Lifting Patients
Decision Making
4 Citations (Scopus)

Understanding readmissions in children undergoing surgery: A pediatric NSQIP analysis

Kulaylat, A. N., Rocourt, D., Tsai, A., Martin, K., Engbrecht, B., Santos, M. C., Cilley, R., Hollenbeak, C. S. & Dillon, P., Jul 1 2018, In : Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 53, 7, p. 1280-1287 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Surgical Specialties
Surgical Wound Infection
Patient Readmission
3 Citations (Scopus)

Building the foundation for expert care and future contributions in pediatric surgery

Tracy, T., Dec 1 2017, In : Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 52, 12, p. 2091-2092 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Internship and Residency
North America
4 Citations (Scopus)

Implementing and Sustaining Evidence Based Practice Through a Nursing Journal Club

Gardner, K., Kanaskie, M. L., Knehans, A., Salisbury, S., Doheny, K. K. & Schirm, V., Aug 1 2016, In : Applied Nursing Research. 31, p. 139-145 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Evidence-Based Practice
Organizational Objectives
Nursing Process
10 Citations (Scopus)

Measuring Surgical Site Infections in Children: Comparing Clinical, Electronic, and Administrative Data

Kulaylat, A. N., Engbrecht, B., Rocourt, D., Rinaldi, J. M., Santos, M. C., Cilley, R., Hollenbeak, C. S. & Dillon, P., May 1 2016, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 222, 5, p. 823-830 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Surgical Wound Infection
Cross Infection
Costs and Cost Analysis
50 Citations (Scopus)

Nonoperative treatment of acute appendicitis in children: A feasibility study

Hartwich, J., Luks, F. I., Watson-Smith, D., Kurkchubasche, A. G., Muratore, C. S., Wills, H. E. & Tracy, T., Jan 1 2016, In : Journal of pediatric surgery. 51, 1, p. 111-116 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Feasibility Studies
Quality of Life
14 Citations (Scopus)

Understanding the operative experience of the practicing pediatric surgeon implications for training and maintaining competency

Abdullah, F., Salazar, J. H., Gause, C. D., Gadepalli, S., Biester, T. W., Azarow, K. S., Brandt, M. L., Chung, D. H., Lund, D. P., Rescorla, F. J., Waldhausen, J. H. T., Tracy, T. F., Fallat, M. E., Klein, M. D., Lewis, F. R. & Hirschl, R. B., Aug 1 2016, In : JAMA Surgery. 151, 8, p. 735-741 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rare Diseases

An implemented MRI program to eliminate radiation from the evaluation of pediatric appendicitis

Kulaylat, A. N., Moore, M., Engbrecht, B., Brian, J., Khaku, A., Hollenbeak, C. S., Rocourt, D., Hulse, M., Olympia, R., Santos, M. C., Methratta, S., Dillon, P. & Cilley, R., Aug 1 2015, In : Journal of pediatric surgery. 50, 8, p. 1359-1363 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionizing Radiation
Operating Rooms

Projects 1994 2009

Transforming Growth Factor alpha
Wounds and Injuries
Kupffer Cells



Inspire Award

Lidija Petrovic-Dovat (Recipient), 2015


Patient Satisfaction
Patient Satisfaction