Current Residents

General Surgery Academic Year 2014/2015

Melissa Boltz, D.O.

Resident, PGY 5 (Administrative Chief)

 

Biographical Information:

Hometown: Weston, FL

Memberships/Societies: American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons

Awards/Honors: Surgical Intensive Care Unit Collaborative Practice Award; Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Department of Surgery Education Award; Dean's Feasibility Grant ($25,000)

Academic Development Time: Division of Outcomes, Research and Quality; Masters of Business Administration; Department of Surgery Education/Curriculum Committee

Academic Mentor: Christopher Hollenbeak, PhD 

Interests:  Drawing, painting, running 

 

Education:

Undergraduate: Nova Southeastern University

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 

 

Clinical Interests:

Endocrine surgery, quality outcomes and cost analysis research 

 

Research Interests:

Surgical quality outcomes, cost, and cost-effectiveness analysis 

 

Publications:

Publications:

1. Boltz MM, Hollenbeak CS, Saunders BD, Schaefer, E, Goldenberg D. Attributable Costs of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer in the Elderly Medicare Population. Surgery (in press).

2. Hollenbeak CS, Boltz MM, Schaefer E, Saunders BD, Goldenberg D. Recurrence of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer in the Elderly. European Journal of Endocrinology 168: 549-56, March 2013.

3. Stewart DB, Hollenbeak CS, Boltz MM. Renal transplant status in patients undergoing colorectal surgery: is immunosuppression safer than kidney disease? Surgery 152(4): 537-47, October 2012.

4. Boltz MM, Hollenbeak CS, Ortenzi G, Dillon PW. Synergistic Implications of Multiple Postoperative Events. American Journal of Medical Quality February 2012.

5. Boltz M, Hollenbeak C, Julian K, Ortenzi G, Dillon P. Hospital costs associated with surgical site infections in general and vascular surgery patients. Surgery 150(5): 934-942, November 2011.

6. Stewart DB, Hollenbeak CS, Boltz MM. Laparoscopic versus Open Abdominoperineal Resection for Rectal Cancer: How Patient Selection and Short-Term Complication Rates Differ by Surgical Approach. Journal of Gastrointest Surg 15(11): 1928-38, November 2011.

7. Hollenbeak C, Boltz M, Wang L, Schubart J, Ortenzi G, Zhu J, Dillon P. Cost-Effectiveness of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Annals of Surgery 254(4): 619-624, October 2011.

8. Boltz M, Hollenbeak C, Nikkel L, Schaefer E, Ortenzi G, Dillon P. Electronic Measures of Surgical Site Infection: Implications for Estimating Risks and Costs. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 32(8): 784-790, August 2011.

Presentations:

1. Boltz MM, Hollenbeak CS, Saunders BD, Schaefer, E, Goldenberg D. Attributable Costs of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer in the Elderly Medicare Population. American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, April 2013, Chicago, IL. (podium presentation)

2. Stewart DB, Hollenbeak CS, Boltz MM. Renal Transplant Status in patients undergoing Colorectal Surgery: Is immunosuppression safer than kidney disease? Central Surgical Association 69th Annual Meeting, March 2012, Madison, WI. (podium presentation)

3. Boltz MM. Endocrine Case Presentation: Substernal Goiters. Waldhousen Visiting Professor Resident Lecture, Dept of Surgery, October 2011, Hershey PA. (presentation)

4. Hollenbeak CS, Boltz MM, Schaefer E, Saunders B, Goldenberg D. Recurrence of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer in the Elderly. American College of Surgeons 97th Annual Clinical Congress – Surgical Forum, October 2011, San Francisco, CA. (podium presentation)

5. Boltz MM, Hollenbeak CS, Ortenzi G, Dillon PW. Synergistic Implications of Multiple Postoperative Events. 2010 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program National Conference, July 2011, Boston, MA. (poster presentation)

6. Boltz M, Hollenbeak C, Wang L, Schubart J, Ortenzi G, Zhu J, Dillon P. Cost-Effectiveness of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP).  Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, June 2011, Hershey, PA. (podium presentation)

7. Stewart D, Hollenbeak C, Boltz M. Laparoscopic versus Open Abdominoperineal Resection for Rectal Cancer: Is there a Short-Term Advantage in Complication Rates with a Minimally Invasive Approach? Digestive Disease Week 2011, May 2011, Chicago, IL. (podium presentation)

8. Boltz M, Hollenbeak C, Wang L, Schubart J, Ortenzi G, Zhu J, Dillon P. Cost-Effectiveness of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). American Surgical Association 131st Annual Meeting, April 2011, Boca Raton, FL. (podium presentation)

9. Boltz M.  Thyroid Cancer: Epidemiology and Economics.  Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute Contemporary Topics in Thyroid Cancer, November 2010, Hershey, PA. (podium presentation)

10. Boltz M, Hollenbeak C, Nikkel L, Schaefer E, Ortenzi G, Dillon P. Electronic Measures of Surgical Site Infection: Implications for Estimating Risks and Costs. American College of Surgeons 96th Annual Clinical Congress – Surgical Forum, October 2010, Washington, DC. (podium presentation)

11. Boltz, M. Electronic Measures of Surgical Site Infection: Implications for Estimating Risks and Costs.  Waldhousen Visiting Professor Resident Lecture, Dept of Surgery, October 2010, Hershey PA. (presentation)

12. Boltz M, Hollenbeak C, Ortenzi G, Dillon P. Hospital costs associated with surgical site infections in general and vascular surgery patients.  2010 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program National Conference, July 2010, Chicago IL. (poster presentation)

13. Boltz, M. National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: Summary of Research-to-Date. Ballantine Visiting Professor Resident Lecture, Dept of Surgery, May 2010, Hershey PA. (presentation) 

 

 

 

Melissa Boltz, D.O.

 

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