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  1. Price AD, Foote DC, Woeste MR, Winer LK, Montgomery KB, Al Yafi M, Nahmias JT, Postlewait LM, Sutton JM, Quillin RC, US ROPE Consortium, Cortez AR. Defining the Disparity: A Multi-Institutional Analysis of Factors Associated With Decreased Resident Operative Experience. J Surg Res. 2023 Oct 12; 293:647-655. View in PubMed
  2. Winer LK, Kader S, Abelson JS, Hammaker AC, Eruchalu CN, Etheridge JC, Cho NL, Foote DC, Ivascu FA, Smith S, Postlewait LM, Greenwell K, Meister KM, Montgomery KB, Zmijewski P, Byrd SE, Kimbrough MK, Stopenski SJ, Nahmias JT, Harvey J, Farr D, Callahan ZM, Marks JA, Stahl CC, Al Yafi M, Sutton JM, Elsaadi A, Campbell SJ, Dodwad SM, Adams SD, Woeste MR, Martin RCG, Patel P, Anstadt MJ, Nasim BW, Willis RE, Patel JA, Newcomb MR, George BC, Quillin RC, Cortez AR. Disparities in the Operative Experience Between Female and Male General Surgery Residents: A Multi-institutional Study From the US ROPE Consortium. Ann Surg. 2023 Jul 01; 278(1):1-7. View in PubMed
  3. Eruchalu CN, Etheridge JC, Hammaker AC, Kader S, Abelson JS, Harvey J, Farr D, Stopenski SJ, Nahmias JT, Elsaadi A, Campbell SJ, Foote DC, Ivascu FA, Montgomery KB, Zmijewski P, Byrd SE, Kimbrough MK, Smith S, Postlewait LM, Dodwad SM, Adams SD, Markesbery KC, Meister KM, Woeste MR, Martin RCG, Callahan ZM, Marks JA, Patel P, Anstadt MJ, Nasim BW, Willis RE, Patel JA, Newcomb MR, Stahl CC, Yafi MA, Sutton JM, George BC, Quillin RC, Cho NL, Cortez AR. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Operative Experience Among General Surgery Residents: A Multi-Institutional Study from the US ROPE Consortium. Ann Surg. 2023 Mar 17. View in PubMed
  4. Cortez AR, Delman AM, Quillin RC. Examining the transplant case composition of early-career transplant surgeons. Clin Transplant. 2023 01; 37(1):e14839. View in PubMed
  5. Vaysburg DM, Delman AM, Sisak S, Turner KM, Ammann AM, Cortez AR, Shah SA, Quillin Iii RC. Biophysiological stress and sleep deprivation among abdominal transplant surgery fellows: A prospective multi-institutional study using a wearable device. Am J Surg. 2023 06; 225(6):962-966. View in PubMed
  6. Sisak S, Salyer CE, Cortez AR, Vaysburg DM, Quillin RC, Van Haren RM. Experience of surgical subspecialty residents on general surgery rotations. Am J Surg. 2023 04; 225(4):673-678. View in PubMed
  7. Woeste MR, Salyer CE, Hammaker AC, Dodwad SJ, Foote DC, Nahmias JT, Callahan ZM, Quillin RC, Cortez AR, US Resident OPerative Experience (ROPE) Consortium. Do General Surgery Residents Begin Specializing Before Fellowship? A Multi-Institutional Study from the US ROPE Consortium. J Am Coll Surg. 2022 11 01; 235(5):799-808. View in PubMed
  8. Delman AM, Kassam AF, Turner KM, Ammann AM, Lynch C, Morris MC, Vaysburg DM, Cortez AR, Quillin RC. Incidence of attrition among early-career abdominal transplant surgeons. Surgery. 2023 05; 173(5):1113-1119. View in PubMed
  9. 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. A multi-institutional study from the US ROPE Consortium examining factors associated with directly entering practice upon residency graduation. Surgery. 2022 09; 172(3):906-912. View in PubMed
  10. Delman AM, Turner KM, Ammann AM, Schepers E, Vaysburg DM, Cortez AR, Van Haren RM, Wilson GC, Shah SA, Quillin RC. The volume-outcomes relationship in donation after circulatory death liver transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2022 06; 36(6):e14658. View in PubMed
  11. Cortez AR, Ibáñez B, Jones AT, Valentine RJ, Potts JR. Contemporary Practice of General Surgery in the US: Analysis of American Board of Surgery Diplomate Case Logs. J Am Coll Surg. 2022 07 01; 235(1):17-25. View in PubMed
  12. Quillin RC, Cortez AR. The Transplant Surgery Pipeline. J Am Coll Surg. 2022 03 01; 234(3):398-399. View in PubMed
  13. Farooqui Z, Cortez AR, PottsIII JR, Tiao GM, von Allmen D, Quillin RC, Bondoc AJ, Garrison AP. 10 Year Analysis of Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Match and Operative Experience: Concerning Trends? Ann Surg. 2023 02 01; 277(2):e475-e482. View in PubMed
  14. Vaysburg DM, Morris C, Kassam AF, Delman AM, Ammann AM, Cortez AR, Van Haren RM, Quillin RC. Who is Committed to Education? An Analysis of Surgical Education Research Publications. J Surg Educ. 2021 Nov-Dec; 78(6):e93-e99. View in PubMed
  15. Baker S, Gleason F, Lovasik B, Sandhu G, Cortez A, Hildreth A, Cooper A, Simmons J, Delman KA, Lindeman B. Relationship between burnout and mistreatment: Who plays a role? Am J Surg. 2021 Dec; 222(6):1060-1065. View in PubMed
  16. Ammann AM, Cortez AR, Vaysburg DM, Winer LK, Sussman JJ, Potts JR, Van Haren R, Quillin RC. Examining the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the operative volumes of US general surgery residents. Surgery. 2022 02; 171(2):354-359. View in PubMed
  17. Cortez AR, Ibáñez B, Winer LK, Jones AT, Quillin RC, Valentine RJ, Potts JR. 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. 2023 Jan 01; 277(1):e197-e203. View in PubMed
  18. Quillin RC, Cortez AR, Dageforde LA, Watkins A, Collins KM, Garonzik-Wang J, Glorioso JM, Tevar AD, Emond JC, Segev DL. Transplant Surgery Pipeline: A Report from the American Society of Transplant Surgeons Pipeline Taskforce. J Am Coll Surg. 2021 08; 233(2):262-271. View in PubMed
  19. Arora K, Yang F, Brewington J, McPhail G, Cortez AR, Sundaram N, Ramananda Y, Ogden H, Helmrath M, Clancy JP, Naren AP. 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. View in PubMed
  20. Vaysburg DM, Cortez AR, Hanseman DJ, Delman AM, Morris C, Kassam AF, Kutz D, Lewis J, Van Haren RM, Quillin RC. An analysis of applicant competitiveness to general surgery, surgical subspecialties, and integrated programs. Surgery. 2021 10; 170(4):1087-1092. View in PubMed
  21. Cortez AR, Potts JR. Resident Education in Biliary Operation: Beyond Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. J Am Coll Surg. 2021 06; 232(6):1020-1021. View in PubMed
  22. Vaysburg DM, Wells D, Lynch C, Kassam AF, Cortez AR, Potts JR, Starnes SL, Quillin RC, Van Haren RM. Impact of Integrated Thoracic Residency on General Surgery Residents' Thoracic Operative Volume. Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan; 113(1):302-307. View in PubMed
  23. Kassam AF, Cortez AR, Johnston ME, Zang H, Fei L, Lin TK, Abu-El-Haija M, Nathan JD. Total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation reduces resource utilization in pediatric patients. Am J Surg. 2021 Oct; 222(4):786-792. View in PubMed
  24. Kassam AF, Taylor M, Cortez AR, Winer LK, Quillin RC. Gender and ethnic diversity in academic general surgery department leadership. Am J Surg. 2021 02; 221(2):363-368. View in PubMed
  25. Levinsky NC, Byrne MM, Hanseman DJ, Cortez AR, Guitron J, Starnes SL, Van Haren RM. Opioid Dependence After Lung Cancer Resection: Institutional Analysis of State Prescription Drug Database. World J Surg. 2021 Mar; 45(3):887-896. View in PubMed
  26. Mullins CH, Gleason F, Wood T, Baker SJ, Cortez AR, Lovasik B, Sandhu G, Cooper A, Hildreth AN, Simmons JD, Delman KA, Lindeman B. 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. View in PubMed
  27. Winer LK, Cortez AR, Ahmad SA, Wima K, Olowokure O, Latif T, Kharofa J, Patel SH. Evaluating the Impact of ESPAC-1 on Shifting the Paradigm of Pancreatic Cancer Treatment. J Surg Res. 2021 03; 259:442-450. View in PubMed
  28. 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). Impact of side-to-side cavocavostomy versus traditional piggyback implantation in liver transplantation. Surgery. 2020 12; 168(6):1060-1065. View in PubMed
  29. 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. Natural Course of Pediatric Portal Hypertension. Hepatol Commun. 2020 Sep; 4(9):1346-1352. View in PubMed
  30. 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. Swipe right for surgical residency: Exploring the unconscious bias in resident selection. Surgery. 2020 10; 168(4):724-729. View in PubMed
  31. Kassam AF, Lynch CA, Cortez AR, Vaysburg D, Potts JR, Quillin RC. 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. View in PubMed
  32. 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. Extinguishing burnout: National analysis of predictors and effects of burnout in abdominal transplant surgery fellows. Am J Transplant. 2021 01; 21(1):307-313. View in PubMed
  33. Cortez AR, Potts JR. More of less: General Surgery Resident Experience in Biliary Surgery. J Am Coll Surg. 2020 07; 231(1):33-42. View in PubMed
  34. Graff JT, Cortez AR, Dhar VK, Wakefield C, Cuffy MC, Shah SA, Goodman MD. Perioperative thrombelastography serves as an important assessment tool of transfusion requirements during liver transplantation. Surg Open Sci. 2020 Apr; 2(2):70-74. View in PubMed
  35. Cortez AR, Warren PW, Goddard GR, Jenkins TM, Sauser JA, Gerrein BT, Rymeski BA. 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. View in PubMed
  36. Kassam AF, Kim Y, Cortez AR, Dhar VK, Wima K, Shah SA. The impact of opioid use on human and health care costs in surgical patients. Surg Open Sci. 2020 Apr; 2(2):92-95. View in PubMed
  37. Cortez AR, Kassam AF, Lin TK, Paulsen GC, Brunner J, Jenkins TM, Danziger-Isakov LA, Ahmad SA, Abu-El-Haija M, Nathan JD. Sterility Cultures Following Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation in the Pediatric Population: Do They Matter? J Gastrointest Surg. 2020 11; 24(11):2526-2535. View in PubMed
  38. Winer LK, Vivero MP, Scully BF, Cortez AR, Kassam AF, Nowygrod R, Griesemer AD, Emond JC, Quillin RC. Exploring Medical Students' Perceptions of Organ Procurement: Need for a Formalized Medical Student Curriculum. J Surg Educ. 2020 Mar - Apr; 77(2):329-336. View in PubMed
  39. Lee TC, Cortez AR, Kassam AF, Morris MC, Winer LK, Silski LS, Quillin RC, Cuffy MC, Jones CR, Diwan TS, Shah SA. Outcomes of en bloc simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation compared to the traditional technique. Am J Transplant. 2020 04; 20(4):1181-1187. View in PubMed
  40. Kassam AF, Cortez AR, Winer LK, Kuethe JW, Athota KP, Quillin RC. The impact of medical student interest in surgery on clerkship performance and career choice. Am J Surg. 2020 02; 219(2):359-365. View in PubMed
  41. Cortez AR, Winer LK, Kassam AF, Hanseman DJ, Kuethe JW, Sussman JJ, Quillin RC. 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. View in PubMed
  42. Kassam AF, Cortez AR, Diwan TS, Bailey A, Mirza A, Sussman JJ, Makley AT, Quillin RC. 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. View in PubMed
  43. Winer LK, Cortez AR, Kassam AF, Quillin RC, Goodman MD, Makley AT, Sussman JJ, Kuethe JW. The Impact of a Comprehensive Resident Curriculum and Required Participation in "This Week in SCORE" on General Surgery ABSITE Performance and Well-Being. J Surg Educ. 2019 Nov - Dec; 76(6):e102-e109. View in PubMed
  44. Cortez AR, Freeman CM, Levinsky NC, Kassam AF, Wima K, Jung AD, Rafferty JF, Paquette IM. The impact of preoperative opioid use on outcomes after elective colorectal surgery: A propensity-matched comparison study. Surgery. 2019 10; 166(4):632-638. View in PubMed
  45. Quillin RC, Cortez AR, Garcia MA, Winer LK, Kassam AF, Kuethe JW, Pritts TA. 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. View in PubMed
  46. Cortez AR, Kassam AF, Jenkins TM, Nathan CJ, Nathan JD, Alonso MH, Ryckman FC, Tiao GM, Bondoc AJ. The role of surgical shunts in the treatment of pediatric portal hypertension. Surgery. 2019 11; 166(5):907-913. View in PubMed
  47. Cortez AR, Kassam AF, Levinsky NC, Jung AD, Daly MC, Shah SA, Rafferty JF, Paquette IM. 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. View in PubMed
  48. Cortez AR, Morris MC, Brown NG, Winer LK, Safdar K, Poreddy S, Shah SA, Quillin RC. Is Surgery Necessary? Endoscopic Management of Post-transplant Biliary Complications in the Modern Era. J Gastrointest Surg. 2020 07; 24(7):1639-1647. View in PubMed
  49. Cortez AR, Winer LK, Kassam AF, Hanseman DJ, Kuethe JW, Quillin RC, Potts JR. 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. View in PubMed
  50. Cortez AR, Winer LK, Katsaros GD, Kassam AF, Shah SA, Diwan TS, Cutler Quillin R. Resident Operative Experience in Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery: Exposing the Divide. J Gastrointest Surg. 2020 04; 24(4):796-803. View in PubMed
  51. Cortez AR, Winer LK, Kassam AF, Kuethe JW, Athota KP, Quillin RC. The Impact of Medical Student Burnout on Surgery Clerkship Performance. J Surg Educ. 2019 Sep - Oct; 76(5):1241-1247. View in PubMed
  52. Cortez AR, Winer LK, Kim Y, Hanseman DJ, Athota KP, Quillin RC. Predictors of medical student success on the surgery clerkship. Am J Surg. 2019 01; 217(1):169-174. View in PubMed
  53. Cortez AR, Poling HM, Brown NE, Singh A, Mahe MM, Helmrath MA. Transplantation of human intestinal organoids into the mouse mesentery: A more physiologic and anatomic engraftment site. Surgery. 2018 10; 164(4):643-650. View in PubMed
  54. Cortez AR, Katsaros GD, Dhar VK, Drake FT, Pritts TA, Sussman JJ, Edwards MJ, Quillin RC. Narrowing of the surgical resident operative experience: A 27-year analysis of national ACGME case logs. Surgery. 2018 09; 164(3):577-582. View in PubMed
  55. Cortez AR, Dhar VK, Sussman JJ, Pritts TA, Edwards MJ, Quillin RC. 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. View in PubMed
  56. Kim Y, Cortez AR, Wima K, Dhar VK, Athota KP, Schrager JJ, Pritts TA, Edwards MJ, Shah SA. Impact of Preoperative Opioid Use After Emergency General Surgery. J Gastrointest Surg. 2018 06; 22(6):1098-1103. View in PubMed
  57. Chang AL, Cortez AR, Bondoc A, Schauer DP, Fitch A, Shah SA, Woodle SE, Diwan T. Metabolic syndrome in liver transplantation: A preoperative and postoperative concern. Surgery. 2016 10; 160(4):1111-1117. View in PubMed
  58. Knod JL, Holder M, Cortez AR, Martinez-Leo B, Kern P, Saeed S, Warner B, Dickie B, Falcone RA, von Allmen D, Frischer JS. 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. View in PubMed
  59. Quillin RC, Cortez AR, Pritts TA, Hanseman DJ, Edwards MJ, Davis BR. Operative Variability Among Residents Has Increased Since Implementation of the 80-Hour Workweek. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 06; 222(6):1201-10. View in PubMed
  60. Quillin RC, Cortez AR, Pritts TA, Hanseman DJ, Edwards MJ, Davis BR. Surgical resident learning styles have changed with work hours. J Surg Res. 2016 Jan; 200(1):39-45. View in PubMed
  61. Bendifallah S, Canlorbe G, Raimond E, Hudry D, Coutant C, Graesslin O, Touboul C, Huguet F, Cortez A, Daraï E, Ballester M. A clue towards improving the European Society of Medical Oncology risk group classification in apparent early stage endometrial cancer? Impact of lymphovascular space invasion. Br J Cancer. 2014 May 27; 110(11):2640-6. View in PubMed
  62. Germain JF, Farnoux C, Pinquier D, Cortez A, Hartmann JF, Sibony O, de Lagausie P, Beaufils F. Can blood gas values predict pulmonary hypoplasia in antenatally diagnosed congenital diaphragmatic hernia? J Pediatr Surg. 1996 Dec; 31(12):1634-9. View in PubMed
  63. Lucas CE, Zito JG, Carter KM, Cortez A, Stebner FC. Questionable value of furosemide in preventing renal failure. Surgery. 1977 Sep; 82(3):341-20. View in PubMed
  64. Walt AJ, Singhakowinta A, Brooks SC, Cortez A. The surgical implications of estrophile protein estimations in carcinoma of the breast. Surgery. 1976 Oct; 80(4):506-12. View in PubMed