Current Residents

General Surgery Academic Year 2014/2015

William Sangster, M.D.

Academic Development Year 2

 

Biographical Information:

Hometown: Jackson Heights, New York

Memberships/Societies: Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons, Association for Academic Surgery, National Medical Association 

Awards:  Best Oral Presentation- Penn State College of Medicine Resident Research Day 2014.

Academic Development Time: Colorectal Surgery Lab

Academic Mentors: Dr. David Stewart, Dr. John Hegarty 

Interests:  Working out, watching movies

 

Education:

Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University

Medical School: Thomas Jefferson Medical College 

 

Clinical Interests:

Colorectal Surgery 

 

Research Interests:

Identifying methods to improve patient outcomes due to Clostridium Difficile infection 

 

Publications:

  1. Sangster, W; Hegarty, JP; Stewart, DB. Phage tail-like particles kill C. difficile and represent an alternative to conventional antibiotics. Surgery. 2014 Jul 22; pii: S0039-6060(14)00354-7.
  2. Sangster, W; Kulaylat, AN; Stewart, DB; Schubart, JR; Koltun, WA; Messaris, E.
  3. Hernia incidence following single-site versus standard laparoscopic colorectal surgery.
  4. Colorectal Disease, In Press.
  5. Hegarty, JP; Sangster, W; Harris III, LR; Stewart, DB. Proton pump inhibitors induce changes in colonocyte gene expression that may affect Clostridium difficile infection. Surgery, In Press.
  6. Connelly, TM; Koltun, WA; Sangster, W; Berg, AS; Hegarty, JP; Harris III, LR; Deiling, S; Stewart, DB. An IL4 polymorphism is associated with susceptibility to C. difficile infection in IBD patients: results of a retrospective cohort study. Surgery, In Press.
  7. Connelly, TM; Juza, RM; Sangster, W; Sehgal, R; Tappouni, RF; Messaris, E. Volumetric fat ratio and not body mass index is predictive of ileocolectomy outcomes in Crohn's disease patients. Digestive Surgery, In Press.
  8. Matsushima, K; Goldwasser, ER; Schaefer, EW; Sangster, W; Armen, SB; Indeck, MC.
  9. Consultation for "dead gut": Who needs an emergent exploratory laparotomy? Am Surg. 2014 Jun;80(6):624-627.
  10. AbdelSalam, H; Restrepo, C; Tarity, TD; Sangster, W; Parvizi, J. Predictors of intensive care unit admission after total joint arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2012 May;27(5):720-5.
Presentations:
  1. Hernia incidence following single-site versus standard laparoscopic colorectal surgery.
  2. Podium Presentation, Hershey Medical Center 6th Annual Resident/Fellow Research Day
  3. Hershey, PA, May 2014
  4. Proton pump inhibitors induce changes in colonocyte gene expression that may affect Clostridium difficile infection.
  5. Podium Presentation, Central Surgical Association 71st Annual Meeting
  6. Indianapolis, IN, March 2014
 

 

 

 

William Sangster, M.D.

 

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