Our Publications

Names in bold indicate authors affilated with our General Surgery residency program and UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC. Please see the key at the bottom of the page for affiliation details.


Holmes JH 4th, ^Schurr MJGS, King BT, Foster K, Faucher LD, Lokuta MA, Comer AR, Rooney PJ, Barbeau KF, Mohoney ST, Gibson ALF, Lynn Allen-Hoffmann B. An open-label, prospective, randomized, controlled, multicenter, phase 1b study of StrataGraft skin tissue versus autografting in patients with deep partial-thickness thermal burns. Burns. 2019 Aug 12; doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2019.07.021. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31416637.

Sinha S, Brown H, Tabak J, Fang Z, Tertre MCD, McNamara S, Gambaro K, Batist G, ^Buell JFGS. Multiplexed real-time polymerase chain reaction cell-free DNA assay as a potential method to monitor stage IV colorectal cancer. Surgery. 2019 Aug 1; doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2019.06.004. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31378479.

Kashyap MV, Hoffman MRGS, Ludi E, Johnson-Mann C. Silence is deadly. The importance of communication in addressing wellness and burnout in surgical residency. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2019 Aug;104(8):22-28.

^Wagner MAGSr,Wang H, Benrashid E, Keenan JE, Krishnamurthy Y, Levy JH, Welsby IJ, Hughes GC. Protocolized hemostatic factor use in major thoracic aortic surgery. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2019 Jul 12; doi: 10.23736/S0021-9509.19.10819-1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31302952.

Hoffman MRGS. The Sound of Silence-When There Are No Words. JAMA. 2019 Jul 9;322(2):117-118. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.8385. PubMed PMID: 31287526.

Dressler LG, Bell GC, Schuetze DP, Steciuk MR, Binns OA, Raab RE, Abernathy PM, Wilson CM, Kunutsor SE, Loveless MC, Ahearne PMGS, Messino MJ. Implementing a personalized medicine cancer program in a community cancer systemPer Med. 2019 May;16(3):221-232. doi: 10.2217/pme-2018-0112. Epub 2019 May 21. PubMed PMID: 31109249.

Suresh V, Bishawi M, Bryner B, Manning M, Patel C, Milano C, Schroder J, ^Sommer CGSOutcomes of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Patients Supported with a Left Ventricular Assist Device. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2019 Apr;29(4):441-444. doi: 10.1089/lap.2018.0431. Epub 2018 Nov 16. PubMed PMID: 30452314.

^Wagner MAGSr, Wang H, Benrashid E, Keenan JE, Ganapathi AM, Englum BR, Hughes GC. Risk Prediction Model for Major Adverse Outcome in Proximal Thoracic Aortic Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Mar;107(3):795-801. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.09.052. Epub 2018 Nov 8. PubMed PMID: 30414833.

Arko FR 3rd, Stanley GA, Pearce BJ, Henretta JPGS, Fugate MW, Mehta M, Torsello G, Panneton JM, Garrett HE Jr. Endosuture aneurysm repair in patients treated with Endurant II/IIs in conjunction with Heli-FX EndoAnchor implants for short-neck abdominal aortic aneurysm. J Vasc Surg. 2019 Mar 5. pii: S0741-5214(19)30068-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2018.11.033. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30850297

^Mazotas IGGS, Yen TWF, Park J, Liu Y, Eastwood DC, Carr AA, Evans DB, Wang TS. A postoperative parathyroid hormone-based algorithm to reduce symptomatic hypocalcemia following completion/total thyroidectomy: A retrospective analysis of 591 patients. Surgery. 2018 Oct;164(4):746-753. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2018.04.040. Epub 2018 Jul 30. PubMed PMID: 30072256.

Monlezun DJ, John M, Dortonne I, Gaines I, Carsky KP, Chernobylsky D, Ferrin P, Paramesh A, Zhang R, McDermott C, Parker G, Darden M, ^Buell JFGS. Postrenal transplant infection: What is the effect of specific immunosuppressant agents? Surgery. 2018 Oct;164(4):895-899. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2018.05.056. Epub 2018 Jul 27. PubMed PMID: 30061042.

Nguyen TT, VanderWalde L, Bellavance E, Eisenhauer TGS, Hieken T, Johnson N, Kaufman DI, O'Neill J, Patten CR, Teller P, Tevis S, Sarantou T, Throckmorton A. Ethical Considerations of Medical Photography in the Management of Breast Disease. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Oct;25(10):2801-2806. doi: 10.1245/s10434-018-6603-6. Epub 2018 Jul 5. Review. PubMed PMID: 29978370.

Khan S, Beard RE, Kingham PT, Fong Y, Boerner T, Martinie JB, Vrochides D, ^Buell JFGS, Berber E, Kahramangil B, Troisi RI, Vanlander A, Molinari M, Tsung A. Long-Term Oncologic Outcomes Following Robotic Liver Resections for Primary Hepatobiliary Malignancies: A Multicenter Study. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Sep;25(9):2652-2660. doi: 10.1245/s10434-018-6629-9. Epub 2018 Jul 9. PubMed PMID: 29987604.

Scarlet S, Johnson-Mann C, Hoffman MRGS, Horn C, Shipper, ES. Respect for whose autonomy? Communicating with patients regarding trainee involvement. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2018 Aug;103(8):23-29.

Quinn K, Davis ME, Carter L, Shortell CK, ^Sommer CGS. Emergency General Surgery-A Misnomer? Am Surg. 2018 Jul 1;84(7):1214-1216. PubMed PMID: 30064591.

Kram B, Greenland M, Grant M, Campbell ME, Wells C, ^Sommer CGSEfficacy and Safety of Subcutaneous Neostigmine for Ileus, Acute Colonic Pseudo-obstruction, or Refractory Constipation. Ann Pharmacother. 2018 Jun;52(6):505-512. doi: 10.1177/1060028018754302. Epub 2018 Jan 23. PubMed PMID: 29359574.

Violano P, Bonne S, Duncan T, Pappas P, Christmas AB, Dennis A, Goldberg S, Greene W, Hirsh M, Shillinglaw WGS, Robinson B, Crandall M. Prevention of firearm injuries with gun safety devices and safe storage: An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Systematic Review. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Jun;84(6):1003-1011. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001879. PubMed PMID: 29521806.

Monlezun DJ, Darden M, Friedlander P, Balart L, Parker G, ^Buell JFGS. Racial and regional disparity in liver transplant allocation. Surgery. 2018 Mar;163(3):612-616. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2017.10.009. PubMed PMID: 29370927.

Badulak JH, ^Schurr MJGS, Sauaia A, Ivashchenko A, Peltz E. Defining the criteria for intubation of the patient with thermal burnsBurns. 2018 Mar 13. pii: S0305-4179(18)30106-2. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2018.02.016. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29548862.

Little AS, Okkotsu Y, Reinhart AA, Damron FH, Barbier M, Barrett B, Oglesby-Sherrouse AG, Goldberg JB, Cody WL, ^Schurr MJGS, Vasil ML, Schurr MJ. Pseudomonas aeruginosa AlgR Phosphorylation Status Differentially Regulates Pyocyanin and Pyoverdine Production. MBio. 2018 Jan 30;9(1). doi: 10.1128/mBio.02318-17. PubMed PMID: 29382736; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5790918.

^Mazotas IGGS, Wang TS. The role and timing of parathyroid hormone determination after total thyroidectomy. Gland Surg. 2017 Dec;6(Suppl 1):S38-S48. doi: 10.21037/gs.2017.09.06. Review. PubMed PMID: 29322021; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5756748.

Maxey M, Thakker P, ^Mastriani KGS. Nottingham J, Watson C. The Effect of Preintubation Glasgow Coma Scale on Pneumonia in Trauma Patients. Am Surg. 2017 Nov 1;83(11):e433-434. PubMed PMID: 29183506.


^Indicates the article was submitted prior to joining the MAHEC community, but published while a current employee

ADM - Administration
CPD - Department of Continuing Professional Development
D - Dental Health Center and Center for Advanced Training
DI - Davidson Impact Fellow
FM - Family Medicine Residency
GER - Geriatrics Fellowship
GS - General Surgery Residency
HI - Division of Healthcare Innovations
HP - Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship
HPE - Center for Health Professions Education
OB - Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
P - Psychiatry Residency
PH - UNC Gillings School's Master of Public Health Program in Asheville
R - Department of Research and Library Science
RHI - Department of Rural Health Initiatives
SM - Sports Medicine Fellowship
SOM - UNC School of Medicine Asheville Campus
SOP - UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

r - Resident
s - Medical Student
f - Fellow