@NEJMres360 Journal Club discussion hosted by McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston Internal Medicine Residency Program on A Randomized Trial Comparing Antibiotics with Appendectomy for Appendicitis

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    • Surgical Critical Care
    • General Surgery

    Dr. Sanchez is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Boston University. She completed her general surgery residency at the University of Washington and her surgical critical care fellowship at the University of Michigan. Her clinical and research interests revolve around geriatric and palliative care, patient reported outcomes, quality of life, and shared decision making in acute care, trauma, and critical care surgery. 

    • General Surgery
    • Associate Professor of Surgery, Adjunct Assoc Prof of Health Services at University of Washington

    Giana Davidson, MD MPH, FACS is an Associate Professor of Surgery and the Section Chief of Emergency General Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center. She is a health services researcher at the Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE) and Adjunct Assistant Professor in Health Services in the UW School of Public Health. She is the Director of the Clinical Coordinating Center for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) funded pragmatic randomized trial for appendicitis, Comparing Outcomes of Drugs and Appendectomy (CODA) trial across 25 sites in the United States and NIH funded investigator examining patient reported outcomes in diverticulitis management. She is the principal investigator of an AHRQ R01 and CMS funded program focusing on optimizing transitions of care following acute hospitalization to post-acute care settings. She is the Chief of Staff elect and Assistant Dean in Faculty Affairs.  In her spare time, you can find her with her family-- enjoying the PNW mountains and ocean or gardening on her urban farm in Seattle, WA.

    • Surgical Critical Care
    • General Surgery
    • Assistant Professor of Surgery and Critical Care at Columbia University Medical Center

    Katherine Fischkoff, MD, MPA, FACS is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Critical Care. She is an acute care surgeon and intensivist at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Dr. Fischkoff is a certified ethics consultant and an active member of the Columbia University Ethics Committee. She serves on the Society of Critical Care Medicine Ethics Committee. She is also the Medical Director of the surgical step down unit and the Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery Quality and Patient Safety Committee. 

     

    Dr. Fischkoff’s clinical interests are in ethics, communication and outcomes research. She is the author of a number of peer-reviewed articles, directs clinical trials in the Division of General Surgery and is the recipient of an Apgar Education Research Grant. 

     

    Dr. Fischkoff has a BBA, an MPA and an MD from the George Washington University. She completed her surgical residency at New York University-Langone Medical Center. She completed a research fellowship at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, a minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Hackensack Medical Center and a critical care fellowship at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. 

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