Research & Education

Resident Research


Wagner, R.A., Hogan, S.P., Burge, J.R., Bates, C.M., Sanchez, H.B. (in press).  The Radiographic Prepatellar Fat Thickness Ratio Correlates with Infection Risk After Total Knee Arthroplasty. The Journal of Arthroplasty. 

Garcia, O., & Rayhrer, C. (2017). Surgical Management of Chilaiditi Syndrome with da Vinci® Robotic System. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, 41, 450–452.

Losh, J. M., Gough, A., Rutherford, R., Romero, J., Diaz, G., & Schweitzer, J. (2017). Surgical Site Infection Reduction Bundle: Implementation and Challenges at Ventura County Medical Center. The American Surgeon, 83(10), 1147-1151(5).

Lazzarotto, M., Keenum, A., & Januchowski, R. (2017). Movement Disorders. Osteopathic Family Physician, 9(6).

Iwasiuk, G., & Nealy, J. (2017). Coincidence or Not? A Rare Case of Rectal Leiomyosarcoma Amidst Incidental Findings of Anal Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Case Presentation and Literature Review. Journal of Surgical Case Reports, 2017(9), rjx175. doi:10.1093/jscr/rjx175

Pulido, L., Iwasiuk, G., Sparkuhl, M., Bui, D., & Springs, H. (2017). Persistent Mullerian Duct Syndrome Presenting in an Incarcerated Recurrent Inguinal Hernia with Hydrocele. Urology Case Reports, 12, 47-48. doi:10.1016/j.eucr.2017.02.007

Losh, J. M., Sanchez, B., & Waxman, K. (2017). Refractory Pseudoachalasia Secondary to Laparoscopically Placed Adjustable Gastric Band Successfully Treated with Heller Myotomy. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 13(2), e4-e8. doi:10.1016/j.soard.2016.10.005

Horn, N. (2016). Trends in Vitamin D Testing in the Community Clinic Setting. Western States Medical Monographs.

Coker, C. T. W., Karmur, A., & Barton, J. S. (2016). Jejunoileal Diverticulosis: A Review. Journal of Colitis & Diverticulitis, 1(1), 105. doi:10.4172/jcdc.1000105

Valdez, V., Lyche, S., & Lyche, K. D. (2015). Quality of Colonoscopy During Bidirectional Endoscopy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 81(5), AB222. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2015.03.1291

Presentations & Posters

Romero, J., Losh, J., Duncan, T., & Diaz, G. (2018). Multidisciplinary Patient Management Improves Mortality in Geriatric Trauma Patients. Plenary presentation at the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, January 19, Santa Barbara, California.

Fairbarin, K., Zhang, L., Harting, M.T., CHen, Y., Stolar, C., Delaplain, P., Yu, P., McMullan, M., Nguyen, D.V., Guner, Y.S. (2018). Outcomes of INfants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Treated with Venovenous Versus Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Propensity Score Approach.  Presented at the American Pediatric Surgical Association Annual Meeting, May 3-6, Palm Desert, California.

Fairley, R. & Billy, H. (2018). Sleeve Gastrectomy with Simultaneous Pyloroplasty Significantly Improves Gastric Emptying in Patients with Medically Refractory Gastroparesis. Presented at the World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, April 12-13, Seattle, Washington.

Golden, T., Pyle, C. (2018). Transitioning from Posterior to Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Community Orthopedist’s Outcomes. Presented at Cottage Health and UCSB 2018 Collaborative Research Symposium, March 9, Santa Barbara, California.

Burge, J. R., Thomas, C., Gordon, A., Linton, K., & Golden, T. (2017). Subtotal Meniscectomy for Degenerative Medial Meniscus Root Tears: Good Functional Scores and Patient Satisfaction at Midterm Followup. Presented at the 2017 American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics Annual Meeting, October, Chicago, Illinois.

Singh, G., Harris, S., Carlson, D., & Stowe, R. (2017). Quantitative Analysis of Bioinflammatory Marker Procalcitonin & Length of Stay in a Community Hospital Setting. Presented at the American College of Osteopathic Internists Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions, October, Prince Georges, Maryland (Finalist).

Cameron, M., & Brooks, D. (2017). A Surfer’s Gnarly Loss of Exercise Tolerance. Presented at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 2017 Annual Meeting, May 12, San Diego, California.

Nealy, J., Rayhrer, C., & Iwasiuk, G. (2017). Mammosite Brachytherapy: A Retrospective Patient Survey Regarding Perceived Cosmesis, Access to Care, and Overall Satisfaction. Presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons 18th Annual Meeting, April 22, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Steen, S., & Losh, J. (2017). Surgical Outcomes after Combined HER2/NEU Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy. Presented at the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting, January 22, Santa Barbara, California.

Schweitzer, J., & Losh, J. (2017). Surgical Site Infection Reduction Bundle Implementation. Presented at the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting, January 20, Santa Barbara, California.

Romero, J., & Losh, J. (2016). Efficacy of Protocol Driven Analgesia for Trauma Patients in the ED: A Pilot Study. Presented at the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Region IX, December 3, Los Angeles, California (Region IX resident research competition finalist).

Sharif, S., Frugoli, A., Bitar, H., Oster, H., & Oulette, C. (2016). Descriptive Review and Comparison of C Difficile Infections in Hospital & Community Settings. Presented at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting, May, Washington, District of Columbia. (Winner!) Also presented at the American College of Osteopathic Internists, October 2015, Tampa, Florida and the American College of Physicians Southern California Regional Conference, September 2015, Marina del Rey, California (3rd place).

Nealy, J., & Billy, H. (2016). Sleeve Gastrectomy and Pyloroplasty for Treatment of Chronic End-Stage Gastroparesis in a Morbidly Obese Woman. Presented at the American College of Surgeons, Southern California Chapter, January, Santa Barbara, California.

Sharif, S., Kang, J., Robinson, H., & Jenkins, L. (2015). Fluid Resuscitation in Congestive Heart Failure Patients with Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock at Community Memorial Hospital. Presented at the American College of Physicians Southern California Regional Conference, September, Marina del Rey, California.