Current Residents

General Surgery Academic Year 2014/2015

Afif N. Kulaylat, M.D.

Academic Development Year 2

 

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: 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. 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 (Accepted, In Press).
  2. Kulaylat AN, Dillon PW, Hollenbeak CS, Stewart DB. Which factors predict 30-day readmission following colectomy? Results of a statewide retrospective cohort study. Journal of Surgical Research (Accepted, In Press).
  3. 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 (Accepted, In Press).
  4. Sangster W, Kulaylat AN, Stewart DB, Schubart JR, Koltun WA, Messaris E. Hernia incidence following single-site versus standard laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Colorectal Disease. 2014 Oct 11 (Epub ahead of print). PMID: 25307082.
  5. 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 (Accepted, In Press).
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Kulaylat AN, Stokes AL, Saunders BD. Cystic lesions of the adrenal gland. The American Surgeon. 2013 Nov;79(11):1224-1226. PMID: 24165264.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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*, 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. American College of Surgeons Keystone Chapter Scientific Meeting 2014, Hershey, PA. 
  2. -Awarded 2nd Place Best Oral Presentation.
  3. Crowell KT*, Kulaylat AN, Swope G, Schubart JR, Messaris E. Are patient directed measures of quality predictive of outcomes in colorectal surgery? Poster Presentation. American College of Surgeons Keystone Chapter Scientific Meeting 2014, Hershey, PA.
  4. 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. American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2014, San Francisco, CA. 
  5. †Journal of the American College of Surgeons (2014), Vol. 219, Issue 3, S76
  6. 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: Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 54th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  7. †Gastroenterology (2014), Vol. 146, Issue 5, S1043
  8. 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 2014, Chicago, IL.
  9. 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. 2014 Annual Cancer Symposium of the Society of Surgical Oncology, Phoenix, AZ.
  10. 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 2014, Miami, FL.
  11. †HPB (2014), Vol. 16, Suppl. 1, 82.
  12. Fonkoua LK, Tappouni R, Bhayani NH, Kimchi ET, Staveley-O'Carroll KF, Kaifi JT, Kulaylat AN, Gusani NJ*. Risk factors for the development of steatosis and steatohepatitis after pancreaticoduodenectomy. Long-Oral Presentation. Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association 2014, Miami, FL.
  13. 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 2014, Miami, FL.
  14. †HPB (2014), Vol. 16, Suppl. 1, 1-99.
  15. 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. 9th Annual Academic Surgical Congress 2014, San Diego, CA.
  16. †Journal of Surgical Research (2014), Vol. 186, Issue 2, 500.
  17. 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.
  18. 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 2011 Annual Meeting. Ottawa, Canada.
  19. 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 2011 Annual Meeting, Miami, FL.
  20. †HPB (2011) Volume 13, Suppl. 1, 1-77.

 

 

 

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