Alex Cortez, MD

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    Calvin UniversityBA05/2011
    University of Cincinnati College of MedicineMD05/2015
    General Surgery Residency, University of Cincinnati06/2022

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    1. A multi-institutional study from the US ROPE Consortium examining factors associated with directly entering practice upon residency graduation. Surgery. 2022 Jul 01. Hammaker AC, Dodwad SM, Salyer CE, Adams SD, Foote DC, Ivascu FA, Kader S, Abelson JS, Al Yafi M, Sutton JM, Smith S, Postlewait LM, Stopenski SJ, Nahmias JT, Harvey J, Farr D, Callahan ZM, Marks JA, Elsaadi A, Campbell SJ, Stahl CC, Hanseman DJ, Patel P, Woeste MR, Martin RCG, Patel JA, Newcomb MR, Greenwell K, Meister KM, Etheridge JC, Cho NL, Thrush CR, Kimbrough MK, Nasim BW, Willis RE, George BC, Quillin RC, Cortez AR. PMID: 35788283.
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    2. Contemporary Practice of General Surgery in the US: Analysis of American Board of Surgery Diplomate Case Logs. J Am Coll Surg. 2022 Jul 01; 235(1):17-25. Cortez AR, Ibáñez B, Jones AT, Valentine RJ, Potts JR. PMID: 35703958.
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    3. The Transplant Surgery Pipeline. J Am Coll Surg. 2022 03 01; 234(3):398-399. Quillin RC, Cortez AR. PMID: 35213507.
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    4. 10 Year Analysis of Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Match and Operative Experience: Concerning Trends? Ann Surg. 2021 Sep 09. Farooqui Z, Cortez AR, Potts JR, Tiao GM, von Allmen D, Quillin RC, Bondoc AJ, Garrison AP. PMID: 34508011.
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    5. Who is Committed to Education? An Analysis of Surgical Education Research Publications. J Surg Educ. 2021 Nov-Dec; 78(6):e93-e99. Vaysburg DM, Morris C, Kassam AF, Delman AM, Ammann AM, Cortez AR, Van Haren RM, Quillin RC. PMID: 34353761.
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    6. Examining the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the operative volumes of US general surgery residents. Surgery. 2022 02; 171(2):354-359. Ammann AM, Cortez AR, Vaysburg DM, Winer LK, Sussman JJ, Potts JR, Van Haren R, Quillin RC. PMID: 34247838; PMCID: PMC8196325.
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    7. Are General Surgery Residencies Preparing Graduates for the Practice of Today's General Surgeon? An Analysis of American Board of Surgery Data from Applicants and Re-certifying Surgeons. Ann Surg. 2021 Jun 02. Cortez AR, Ibáñez B, Winer LK, Jones A, Quillin RC, Valentine RJ, Potts JR. PMID: 34091511.
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    8. Transplant Surgery Pipeline: A Report from the American Society of Transplant Surgeons Pipeline Taskforce. J Am Coll Surg. 2021 08; 233(2):262-271. Quillin RC, Cortez AR, Dageforde LA, Watkins A, Collins KM, Garonzik-Wang J, Glorioso JM, Tevar AD, Emond JC, Segev DL. PMID: 34015454.
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    9. Patient personalized translational tools in cystic fibrosis to transform data from bench to bed-side and back. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2021 06 01; 320(6):G1123-G1130. Arora K, Yang F, Brewington J, McPhail G, Cortez AR, Sundaram N, Ramananda Y, Ogden H, Helmrath M, Clancy JP, Naren AP. PMID: 33949881; PMCID: PMC8285588.
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    10. An analysis of applicant competitiveness to general surgery, surgical subspecialties, and integrated programs. Surgery. 2021 10; 170(4):1087-1092. Vaysburg DM, Cortez AR, Hanseman DJ, Delman AM, Morris C, Kassam AF, Kutz D, Lewis J, Van Haren RM, Quillin RC. PMID: 33879334.
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    11. Resident Education in Biliary Operation: Beyond Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. J Am Coll Surg. 2021 06; 232(6):1020-1021. Cortez AR, Potts JR. PMID: 33849747.
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    12. Impact of Integrated Thoracic Residency on General Surgery Residents' Thoracic Operative Volume. Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan; 113(1):302-307. Vaysburg DM, Wells D, Lynch C, Kassam AF, Cortez AR, Potts JR, Starnes SL, Quillin RC, Van Haren RM. PMID: 33600789.
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    13. Total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation reduces resource utilization in pediatric patients. Am J Surg. 2021 Oct; 222(4):786-792. Kassam AF, Cortez AR, Johnston ME, Zang H, Fei L, Lin TK, Abu-El-Haija M, Nathan JD. PMID: 33541688.
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    14. Gender and ethnic diversity in academic general surgery department leadership. Am J Surg. 2021 02; 221(2):363-368. Kassam AF, Taylor M, Cortez AR, Winer LK, Quillin RC. PMID: 33261852.
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    15. Opioid Dependence After Lung Cancer Resection: Institutional Analysis of State Prescription Drug Database. World J Surg. 2021 Mar; 45(3):887-896. Levinsky NC, Byrne MM, Hanseman DJ, Cortez AR, Guitron J, Starnes SL, Van Haren RM. PMID: 33221948.
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    16. Do Internal or External Characteristics More Reliably Predict Burnout in Resident Physicians: A Multi-institutional Study. J Surg Educ. 2020 Nov - Dec; 77(6):e86-e93. Mullins CH, Gleason F, Wood T, Baker SJ, Cortez AR, Lovasik B, Sandhu G, Cooper A, Hildreth AN, Simmons JD, Delman KA, Lindeman B. PMID: 33077415.
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    17. Evaluating the Impact of ESPAC-1 on Shifting the Paradigm of Pancreatic Cancer Treatment. J Surg Res. 2021 03; 259:442-450. Winer LK, Cortez AR, Ahmad SA, Wima K, Olowokure O, Latif T, Kharofa J, Patel SH. PMID: 33059910.
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    18. Impact of side-to-side cavocavostomy versus traditional piggyback implantation in liver transplantation. Surgery. 2020 12; 168(6):1060-1065. Lee TC, Dhar VK, Cortez AR, Morris MC, Winer LK, Silski LS, Cuffy MC, Diwan TS, Quillin RC, Shah SA, Cincinnati Research on Outcomes and Safety in Surgery (CROSS). PMID: 32888712.
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    19. Natural Course of Pediatric Portal Hypertension. Hepatol Commun. 2020 Sep; 4(9):1346-1352. Kassam AF, Goddard GR, Johnston ME, Cortez AR, Trout AT, Jenkins TM, Miethke AG, Campbell KM, Bezerra JA, Balistreri WF, Nathan JD, Alonso MH, Tiao GM, Bondoc AJ. PMID: 32923837; PMCID: PMC7471417.
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    20. Swipe right for surgical residency: Exploring the unconscious bias in resident selection. Surgery. 2020 10; 168(4):724-729. Kassam AF, Cortez AR, Winer LK, Baker JE, Hanseman DJ, Wells D, Yalamanchili S, Habashy E, Chausse S, Makley AT, Goodman MD, Sussman JJ, Quillin RC. PMID: 32675032.
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    21. Where Has All the Complexity Gone? An Analysis of the Modern Surgical Resident Operative Experience. J Surg Educ. 2021 Jan-Feb; 78(1):9-16. Kassam AF, Lynch CA, Cortez AR, Vaysburg D, Potts JR, Quillin RC. PMID: 32616451.
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    22. Extinguishing burnout: National analysis of predictors and effects of burnout in abdominal transplant surgery fellows. Am J Transplant. 2021 01; 21(1):307-313. Kassam AF, Cortez AR, Winer LK, Conzen KD, El-Hinnawi A, Jones CM, Matsuoka L, Watkins AC, Collins KM, Bhati C, Selzner M, Sonnenday CJ, Englesbe MJ, Diwan TS, Dick AAS, Quillin RC. PMID: 32463950.
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    23. More of less: General Surgery Resident Experience in Biliary Surgery. J Am Coll Surg. 2020 07; 231(1):33-42. Cortez AR, Potts JR. PMID: 32335322.
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    24. Perioperative thrombelastography serves as an important assessment tool of transfusion requirements during liver transplantation. Surg Open Sci. 2020 Apr; 2(2):70-74. Graff JT, Cortez AR, Dhar VK, Wakefield C, Cuffy MC, Shah SA, Goodman MD. PMID: 32754709; PMCID: PMC7391895.
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    25. Primary Placement of a Low-Profile Gastrostomy Button Is Safe and Associated With Improved Outcomes in Children. J Surg Res. 2020 05; 249:156-162. Cortez AR, Warren PW, Goddard GR, Jenkins TM, Sauser JA, Gerrein BT, Rymeski BA. PMID: 31958600.
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    26. The impact of opioid use on human and health care costs in surgical patients. Surg Open Sci. 2020 Apr; 2(2):92-95. Kassam AF, Kim Y, Cortez AR, Dhar VK, Wima K, Shah SA. PMID: 32754712; PMCID: PMC7391897.
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    27. Sterility Cultures Following Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation in the Pediatric Population: Do They Matter? J Gastrointest Surg. 2020 11; 24(11):2526-2535. Cortez AR, Kassam AF, Lin TK, Paulsen GC, Brunner J, Jenkins TM, Danziger-Isakov LA, Ahmad SA, Abu-El-Haija M, Nathan JD. PMID: 31745897.
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    28. Exploring Medical Students' Perceptions of Organ Procurement: Need for a Formalized Medical Student Curriculum. J Surg Educ. 2020 Mar - Apr; 77(2):329-336. Winer LK, Vivero MP, Scully BF, Cortez AR, Kassam AF, Nowygrod R, Griesemer AD, Emond JC, Quillin RC. PMID: 31753606.
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    29. Outcomes of en bloc simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation compared to the traditional technique. Am J Transplant. 2020 04; 20(4):1181-1187. Lee TC, Cortez AR, Kassam AF, Morris MC, Winer LK, Silski LS, Quillin RC, Cuffy MC, Jones CR, Diwan TS, Shah SA. PMID: 31605561.
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    30. The impact of medical student interest in surgery on clerkship performance and career choice. Am J Surg. 2020 02; 219(2):359-365. Kassam AF, Cortez AR, Winer LK, Kuethe JW, Athota KP, Quillin RC. PMID: 31623880.
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    31. Exploring the relationship between burnout and grit during general surgery residency: A longitudinal, single-institution analysis. Am J Surg. 2020 02; 219(2):322-327. Cortez AR, Winer LK, Kassam AF, Hanseman DJ, Kuethe JW, Sussman JJ, Quillin RC. PMID: 31623881.
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    32. Return to the Real World: A Novel Program to Improve Resident Readiness for the Transplant Surgery Rotation. J Surg Educ. 2020 Mar - Apr; 77(2):242-245. Kassam AF, Cortez AR, Diwan TS, Bailey A, Mirza A, Sussman JJ, Makley AT, Quillin RC. PMID: 31563426.
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    33. The impact of preoperative opioid use on outcomes after elective colorectal surgery: A propensity-matched comparison study. Surgery. 2019 10; 166(4):632-638. Cortez AR, Freeman CM, Levinsky NC, Kassam AF, Wima K, Jung AD, Rafferty JF, Paquette IM. PMID: 31472973.
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    34. Gas off, room lights on: Shedding light on the surgical resident's experience in open and laparoscopic surgery. Surgery. 2019 10; 166(4):460-468. Quillin RC, Cortez AR, Garcia MA, Winer LK, Kassam AF, Kuethe JW, Pritts TA. PMID: 31307774.
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    35. The role of surgical shunts in the treatment of pediatric portal hypertension. Surgery. 2019 11; 166(5):907-913. Cortez AR, Kassam AF, Jenkins TM, Nathan CJ, Nathan JD, Alonso MH, Ryckman FC, Tiao GM, Bondoc AJ. PMID: 31285046.
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    36. Enhanced recovery protocol improves postoperative outcomes and minimizes narcotic use following resection for colon and rectal cancer. Surg Open Sci. 2019 Oct; 1(2):74-79. Cortez AR, Kassam AF, Levinsky NC, Jung AD, Daly MC, Shah SA, Rafferty JF, Paquette IM. PMID: 32754696; PMCID: PMC7391893.
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    37. Is Surgery Necessary? Endoscopic Management of Post-transplant Biliary Complications in the Modern Era. J Gastrointest Surg. 2020 07; 24(7):1639-1647. Cortez AR, Morris MC, Brown NG, Winer LK, Safdar K, Poreddy S, Shah SA, Quillin RC. PMID: 31228080.
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    38. See None, Do Some, Teach None: An Analysis of the Contemporary Operative Experience as Nonprimary Surgeon. J Surg Educ. 2019 Nov - Dec; 76(6):e92-e101. Cortez AR, Winer LK, Kassam AF, Hanseman DJ, Kuethe JW, Quillin RC, Potts JR. PMID: 31130507.
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    39. Resident Operative Experience in Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery: Exposing the Divide. J Gastrointest Surg. 2020 04; 24(4):796-803. Cortez AR, Winer LK, Katsaros GD, Kassam AF, Shah SA, Diwan TS, Cutler Quillin R. PMID: 31012042.
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    40. The Impact of Medical Student Burnout on Surgery Clerkship Performance. J Surg Educ. 2019 Sep - Oct; 76(5):1241-1247. Cortez AR, Winer LK, Kassam AF, Kuethe JW, Athota KP, Quillin RC. PMID: 30853486.
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    41. Predictors of medical student success on the surgery clerkship. Am J Surg. 2019 01; 217(1):169-174. Cortez AR, Winer LK, Kim Y, Hanseman DJ, Athota KP, Quillin RC. PMID: 30266418.
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    42. Transplantation of human intestinal organoids into the mouse mesentery: A more physiologic and anatomic engraftment site. Surgery. 2018 10; 164(4):643-650. Cortez AR, Poling HM, Brown NE, Singh A, Mahe MM, Helmrath MA. PMID: 30072255; PMCID: PMC6326178.
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    43. Narrowing of the surgical resident operative experience: A 27-year analysis of national ACGME case logs. Surgery. 2018 09; 164(3):577-582. Cortez AR, Katsaros GD, Dhar VK, Drake FT, Pritts TA, Sussman JJ, Edwards MJ, Quillin RC. PMID: 29929755.
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    44. Not all operative experiences are created equal: a 19-year analysis of a single center's case logs. J Surg Res. 2018 09; 229:127-133. Cortez AR, Dhar VK, Sussman JJ, Pritts TA, Edwards MJ, Quillin RC. PMID: 29936979.
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    45. Impact of Preoperative Opioid Use After Emergency General Surgery. J Gastrointest Surg. 2018 06; 22(6):1098-1103. Kim Y, Cortez AR, Wima K, Dhar VK, Athota KP, Schrager JJ, Pritts TA, Edwards MJ, Shah SA. PMID: 29340924.
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    46. Metabolic syndrome in liver transplantation: A preoperative and postoperative concern. Surgery. 2016 10; 160(4):1111-1117. Chang AL, Cortez AR, Bondoc A, Schauer DP, Fitch A, Shah SA, Woodle SE, Diwan T. PMID: 27498302.
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    47. Surgical outcomes, bowel habits and quality of life in young patients after ileoanal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Aug; 51(8):1246-50. Knod JL, Holder M, Cortez AR, Martinez-Leo B, Kern P, Saeed S, Warner B, Dickie B, Falcone RA, von Allmen D, Frischer JS. PMID: 27417342.
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    48. Operative Variability Among Residents Has Increased Since Implementation of the 80-Hour Workweek. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 06; 222(6):1201-10. Quillin RC, Cortez AR, Pritts TA, Hanseman DJ, Edwards MJ, Davis BR. PMID: 27068844.
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    49. Surgical resident learning styles have changed with work hours. J Surg Res. 2016 Jan; 200(1):39-45. Quillin RC, Cortez AR, Pritts TA, Hanseman DJ, Edwards MJ, Davis BR. PMID: 26197947.
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