Current Residents

General Surgery Academic Year 2014/2015

Afif N. Kulaylat, M.D.

Afif N. Kulaylat, M.D.

Resident, PGY 3

Biographical Information:

Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon

Memberships/Societies: Association for Academic Surgery, Association for Surgical Education, Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons, Education Committee RAS-ACS, Communications Committee RAS-ACS

Honors/Awards: RAS-ACS Liason to SCORE Advisory Council, Former Chair Education Committee RAS-ACS, Surgical Education Research Fellowship, Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, Alpha Omega Alpha, Gold Humanism Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa

Academic Development Time: Division of Outcomes, Research and Quality, Masters of Science in Public Health Sciences 

Interests:  Basketball, soccer, volleyball, hiking, video games, cooking, photography

Education:

Undergraduate: Dickinson College

Medical School: Penn State University College of Medicine 

Research Interests:

Surgical outcomes, surgical education 

Publications:

  1. Winder JS, Kulaylat AN, Schubart JR, Hal HM, Pauli EM. Management of non-acute gastrointestinal defects using the over-the-scope clips: a retrospective single institution experience. Surgical Endoscopy (Accepted, In Press).
  2. Sun SX, Kulaylat AN, Hollenbeak CS, Soybel DI. Cost-effective decisions in detecting silent common bile duct gallstones during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Annals of Surgery (Accepted, In Press).
  3. Kulaylat AN, Engbrecht BW, Hollenbeak CS, Safford SD, Cilley RE, Dillon PW.  Comparing thoracoscopic and open approaches to resection in pediatric congenital lung malformations: Evidence from NSQIP. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2015 Jun 20 (Epub Ahead of Print). PMID: 26144284
  4. Engbrecht BW, Kulaylat AN, Dias M, Kendig JW, Cilley RE.  Childhood injuries due to hay-hole falls: A 19-year experience at a rural pediatric trauma center. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2015 Jun 17 (Epub Ahead of Print). PMID: 26087439.
  5. Moore MM, Kulaylat AN, Brian JM, Khaku A, Hulse MA, Engbrecht BW, Methratta ST, Boal DK. Alternative diagnoses on paediatric appendicitis MRI: A practical pictorial essay. Clinical Radiology. 2015 Aug;70(881-889. PMID: 26072983.
  6. Hollenbeak CS, Kulaylat AN, Mackley H, Koch W, Schaefer EW, Goldenberg D.  Determinants of Medicare costs for elderly patients with oral and pharyngeal cancers. JAMA- Otolaryngology. 2015 Jul 1;141(7):628-635. PMID: 26042925.
  7. Kulaylat AN, Schubart JR, Schaefer EW, Hollenbeak CS, Cooper AB, Gusani NJ. Costs of hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery and resultant readmissions for US patients enrolled in private insurance. Journal of Surgical Research. 2015 May 7 (Epub Ahead of Print). PMID: 26026853.
  8. Messaris E, Connelly TM, Kulaylat AN, Miller J, Gusani NJ, Ortenzi G, Wong J, Bhayani NH. Is a diverting stoma needed in rectal cancer patients undergoing a low anterior resection after neoadjuvant chemoradiation? A NSQIP analysis. Surgery. 2015 May 22 (Epub Ahead of Print). PMID: 26008960
  9. Kulaylat AN, Hollenbeak CS, Sangster W, Stewart DB. Impact of smoking on surgical outcomes in Crohn's disease: A propensity-score matched NSQIP analysis. Colorectal Disease. 2015 Mar 25 (Epub Ahead of Print). PMID: 25808234.
  10. Kulaylat AN, Moore MM, Engbrecht BW, Brian JM, Khaku A, Hollenbeak CS, Rocourt DV, Hulse MA, Olympia RP, Santos MC, Methratta ST, Dillon PW, Cilley RE. An implemented MRI program to eliminate radiation from the evaluation of pediatric appendicitis. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2014 Dec 19 (Epub Ahead of Print). PMID: 25783291.
  11. Kulaylat AN, Hollenbeak CS, Engbrecht BW, Dillon PW, Safford SD. Impact of children's hospital designation on outcomes in children with malrotation. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2015 Mar;50(3):417-422. PMID: 25746700.
  12. Sangster W, Kulaylat AN, Stewart DB, Schubart JR, Koltun WA, Messaris E. Hernia incidence following single-site versus standard laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Colorectal Disease. 2015 Mar;17(3):250-256. PMID: 25307082.
  13. Kulaylat AN, Dillon PW, Hollenbeak CS, Stewart DB. Determinants of 30-day readmission following colectomy. Journal of Surgical Research. 2015 Feb;193(2):528-535. PMID: 25438957.
  14. Glass NE, Kulaylat AN, Zheng F, Glarner C, Economopoulos KP, Hamed OH, Bittner JG (IV), Sakran JV, Winfield RD. A national survey of educational resources utilized by the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) membership. American Journal of Surgery. 2015 Jan;209(1):59-64. PMID: 25454958.
  15. Kulaylat AN, Schubart JR, Stokes AL, Bhayani NH, Wong J, Kimchi ET, Staveley-O'Carroll KF, Kaifi JT, Gusani NJ. Overall survival by pattern of recurrence following curative intent surgery for colorectal liver metastasis. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2014 Dec;110(8):1011-1015. PMID: 25146500.
  16. Kulaylat AN, Bhayani NJ, Stokes AL, Schubart JR, Wong J, Kimchi ET, Staveley-O'Carroll KF, Kaifi JT, Gusani NJ. Determinants of repeat curative intent surgery in colorectal liver metastasis. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2014 Nov;18(11):1894-1901. PMID: 24950776.
  17. Kulaylat AN, Podany AB, Hollenbeak CS, Santos MC, Rocourt DV. Transumbilical laparoscopic-assisted appendectomy is associated with lower costs compared to multiport laparoscopic appendectomy. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2014 Oct;49(10):1508-1512. PMID: 25280657.
  18. Kulaylat AN, Kenning EM, Chesnut CH (III), James BC, Schubart JR, Saunders BD. The profile of successful resident applicants for endocrine surgery fellowship: results of a national survey. American Journal of Surgery. 2014 Oct;208(4):685-689. PMID: 25048570.
  19. Kulaylat AN, Engbrecht BW, Pinzon-Guzman C, Albaugh V, Rzucidlo SE, Schubart JR, Cilley RE. Pleural effusion following blunt splenic injury in the pediatric trauma population. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2014 Sep;49(9):1378-1381. PMID: 25148741.
  20. Kulaylat AN, Stokes AL, Engbrecht BW, McIntyre JS, Rzucidlo SE, Cilley RE. Traumatic bile leaks from blunt liver injury in children: A multidisciplinary and minimally invasive approach to management.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2014 Mar;49(3):424-427. PMID: 24650470.
  21. Kulaylat AN, Stokes AL, Saunders BD. Cystic lesions of the adrenal gland. The American Surgeon. 2013 Nov;79(11):1224-1226. PMID: 24165264.
  22. Kulaylat AN, Sahajwani S, Staveley-O'Carroll KF, Kaifi JT.  Reconstructive options for gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2013 Nov;146(5):1296-1298. PMID: 23988286.
  23. Matsushima K, Kulaylat AN, Won EJ, Stokes AL, Schaefer EW, Frankel HL. Variation in the management of adolescent patients with blunt abdominal solid organ injury between adult versus pediatric trauma centers: an analysis of a statewide trauma database. Journal of Surgical Research. 2013 Aug;183(2)808-813. PMID: 23590865.
  24. Kulaylat AN, Tice JG, Levin M, Kunselman AR, Methratta ST, Cilley RE.  Reduction of radiation exposure in pediatric patients with trauma: Cephalic stabilization improves adequacy of lateral cervical spine radiographs. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2012 May; 47(5):984-990. PMID: 22595586.
Presentations:
  1. Kulaylat AN*, Hollenbeak CS, Engbrecht BW, Rocourt DV, Santos MC, Cilley RE, Dillon PW. Surgical site infections after pediatric surgery: comparing clinical, electronic, and administrative/claims data.  Surgical Forum. ACS Clinical Congress, Chicago, IL.
  2. Sun SX*, Kulaylat AN, Hollenbeak CS, Soybel DI. Cost-effective decisions in detecting silent common bile duct gallstones during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.  Surgical Forum. ACS Clinical Congress, Chicago, IL.
  3. Kulaylat AN*, Santos MC, Schubart JR, Saunders BD, Han DC, Selzer DJ, Wilson AB. Evaluating skills proficiency on arrival to surgical internship: A case for bootcamp curricula. Oral Presentation. Surgical Education Week (ASE), Seattle, WA.
  4. Kulaylat AN, Qin D*, Sun S, Aboud A, Hollenbeak CS, Schubart JR, Flemming DJ, Dillon PW, Bollard TC, Han DC. Creating an institutional-specific program for teaching professionalism: Learning from the professionals. Podium Presentation. Surgical Education Week (ASE), Seattle, WA.
  5. Sun S*, Kulaylat AN, Kenning EM, Aboud A, Qin D, Bollard E, Dillon PW, Han DH. A C.O.R.E. curriculum for professionalism and interpersonal communication. Poster Presentation. Surgical Education Week (APDS), Seattle, WA.
  6. Winder J*, Kulaylat AN, Schubart JR, Pauli EM. Management of gastrointestinal defects using the Ovesco OTSC system: a retrospective review of one institution's experience. Podium Presentation. SAGES, Nashville, TN.
  7. Podany AB*, Kulaylat AN, Tomasko JM, Rocourt DV. Video-assisted thoracoscopic resection of a left bronchogenic cyst. Video Presentation. International Pediatric Endosurgery Group Annual Congress, Nashville, TN.
  8. Kulaylat AN*, Qin DU, Sun S, Aboud A, Hollenbeak CS, Schubart JR, Flemming DJ, Dillon PW, Bollard TC, Han DC. Evolving attitudes of professionalism among trainees at a single academic institution: Does a "one size fits all" curriculum for professionalism really fit? Oral Presentation. ACGME Annual Education Conference and ACGME-CLER (Clinical Learning Environment Review) Conference, San Diego, CA.
  9. Kulaylat AN*, Stewart DB, Hollenbeak CS. Impact of Clostridium Difficile infection on healthcare resource utilization: A statewide analysis. Quick-Shot Oral Presentation. Academic Surgical Congress, Las Vegas, NV.
  10. Kulaylat AN, Gregg ZA, Sangster W*, Ortenzi G, Messaris E. NSQIP in colorectal surgery: A tool for decreasing preventable morbidity. Quick-Shot Oral Presentation. Academic Surgical Congress, Las Vegas, NV.
  11. Kulaylat AN*, Connelly TM, Miller J, Gusani NJ, Ortenzi G, Wong J, Bhayani NH, Messaris E. Low anterior resection after neoadjuvant chemoradiation for rectal cancer: to divert or not divert? Oral Presentation. Academic Surgical Congress, Las Vegas, NV.
  12. Kulaylat AN*, Moore MM, Engbrecht BW, Brian JM, Khaku A, Hollenbeak CS, Rocourt DV, Hulse MA, Olympia RP, Santos MC, Methratta ST, Dillon PW, Cilley RE. An implemented MRI program to eliminate radiation from the evaluation of pediatric appendicitis. Oral Presentation. ACS Keystone Chapter Scientific Meeting, Hershey, PA. -Awarded 2nd Place Best Oral Presentation.
  13. Crowell KT*, Kulaylat AN, Swope G, Schubart JR, Messaris E. Are patient directed measures of quality predictive of outcomes in colorectal surgery? Poster Presentation. ACS Keystone Chapter Meeting, Hershey, PA.
  14. Kulaylat AN*, Engbrecht BW, Hollenbeak CS, Safford SD, Dillon PW.  A pediatric NSQIP analysis of thoracoscopic and open approaches to resection in pediatric congenital lung malformations. Surgical Forum. ACS Clinical Congress, San Francisco, CA. †Journal of the American College of Surgeons (2014), Vol. 219, Iss. 3, S76.
  15. Kulaylat AN, Bhayani NH*, Stokes AL, Schubart JR, Wong J, Kimchi ET, Staveley-O'Carroll KF, Kaifi JT, Gusani NJ. Determinants of repeat curative intent surgery on colorectal liver metastasis. Poster Presentation.  Digestive Disease Week: SSAT 54th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.†Gastroenterology (2014), Vol. 146, Issue 5, S1043.
  16. Glarner C, Zheng F, Kulaylat AN, Bittner JG (IV), Winfield RD, Sakran JV, Hamed O, Glass NE*. A national survey of educational resources utilized by the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) membership. Podium Presentation. Surgical Education Week (ASE), Chicago, IL.
  17. Schubart JR, Green MJ, Levi B, Kulaylat AN, Gusani NJ*. Patients with advanced cancer: Comparing end-of-life preference between those undergoing curative intent surgery vs. non-curative intent treatment. Poster Presentation. Cancer Symposium of the Society of Surgical Oncology, Phoenix, AZ.†Annals of Surgical Oncology, Vol. 21, S129-S129.
  18. Kulaylat AN*, Schubart JR, Stokes AL, Kimchi ET, Staveley-O'Carroll KF, Bhayani NH, Kaifi JT, Gusani NJ. Overall survival by pattern of recurrence following curative intent surgery for colorectal liver metastasis. Mini-Oral Presentation. Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Miami, FL.†HPB (2014), Vol. 16, Suppl. 1, 82.
  19. Schubart J, Kulaylat AN, Schaefer E, Hollenbeak C, Gusani N*. Surgical and total costs of hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery for US patients enrolled in private insurance. Long-Oral Presentation. Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Miami, FL. †HPB (2014), Vol. 16, Suppl. 1, 1-99.
  20. Kulaylat AN*, Dillon PW, Hollenbeak CS, Stewart DB. Which factors predict 30-day readmission following colectomy? Results of a statewide retrospective cohort study. Quick-Shot Oral Presentation. Academic Surgical Congress, San Diego, CA.†Journal of Surgical Research (2014), Vol. 186, Issue 2, 500.
  21. James BC*, Kulaylat AN, Saunders BD. A rare soft tissue tumor masquerading as a parathyroid adenoma with multiple cervical endocrinopathies. Oral Presentation. 58th Clinical Meeting of the Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society 2012, Annapolis, MD.
  22. Kulaylat AN, Tice JG*, Avneri M, Kunselman AR, Boal DK, Cilley RE.  Reduction of radiation exposure: Cephalic counter-traction (CCT) improves adequacy of lateral cervical spine radiographs in pediatric trauma patients. Oral Presentation. Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgeons Annual Meeting. Ottawa, Canada.
  23. Kulaylat AN, Hagan P, Deshaies I, Kimchi ET, Kaifi JT, Staveley-O'Carroll KF, Gusani NJ*. Repeat curative intent surgery for colorectal liver metastasis – Aggressive multi-disciplinary management allows excellent outcomes. Mini-Oral Presentation. Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Annual Meeting, Miami, FL.†HPB (2011) Volume 13, Suppl. 1, 1-77.
 

Media interested in contacting the above person should contact the Office of Marketing and Communications at 717-531-8606.