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Department of Surgery

SHARE @ IQuESt

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SHARE @ IQuESt Faculty Mentorship Program

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Our Surgical Health Services Academy for Research and Education—SHARE @ IQuESt—includes a surgical faculty development program that provides training, mentoring, and programmatic support to help faculty become independently-funded health services researchers. This health services research training program represents an alliance between the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery and the Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, has been uniquely designed to provide HSR training for surgical outcomes investigators. IQuESt, the largest health services research center in the Southwest and a VA Center of Innovation, is based at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  Surgical faculty in this program are assigned mentoring teams and methodology support for the purpose of developing health services research programs and competitive grant applications.

Beginning in 2021, SHARE will expand the mentoring and methodology support more broadly among surgical faculty, particularly those interested in studying disparities in surgical care. For more information, contact Barbara W. Trautner, M.D., Ph.D., at trautner@bcm.edu.

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SHARE Investigators

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Inaugural class of SHARE investigators, their mentors, and their home institutions:

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Kostas

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Undertreatment of Primary Hyperparathyroidism in the VHA

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Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Konstantinos Makris, M.D., assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
IQuESt Mentor: Hardeep Singh, M.D., M.P.H., Department of Medicine

Abbas

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Addressing the Critical Donor Shortage by Reducing Liver Allograft Discard

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Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Abbas Rana, M.D., assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Abdominal Transplantation
IQuESt Mentor: Fasiha Kanwal, M.D., MSHS, Department of Medicine

James

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Improving Surgical Quality by Addressing Human Error

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Ben Taub Hospital
James W. Suliburk, M.D., associate professor of surgery and chief of Endocrine Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology
IQuESt Mentor: Hardeep Singh, M.D., M.P.H., Department of Medicine

Michele

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Enhancing Patient-centered Outcomes via Structured Return to Activity Program Following Abdominal Surgery

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Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Michele Loor, M.D., assistant professor of Surgery in the Division of General Surgery
IQuESt Mentor: Barbara Trautner, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Medicine