|Ellen M. Cosgrove, M.D., First and Second Place House Staff Research Award Winners Rakjsekar Rajaraman, MD and William Train, MD are a few of the resident physicians at Monmouth Medical Center honored at the Awards ceremony held earlier this month. (Left to right) Meg Fisher, MD, Medical Director of the Children’s Hospital; First Place awardee Dr. Rajaraman; Second Place awardee Dr. Train; (research project co-author Arianne Theodorous, DO not pictured); and Joseph Jaeger, DrPH, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Long Branch, NJ (July 3, 2012) ---- Monmouth Medical Center’s academic community gathered recently to announce the Ellen M. Cosgrove, MD, House Staff Research Awards, which honor a host of award-winning research papers written by resident physicians at Monmouth Medical Center.
Pediatric resident, Rakjsekar Rajaraman, MD, received First Place Medical Staff Award for Overall Excellence for his quality of life study of pediatric patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Serving as mentors for Dr. Rajaraman were Monmouth Medical Center Pediatric Gastroenterologists Tina Rakitt, MD and Johnathan Teitelbaum, MD, who also serves as Chairman of the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology.
Second place honors went to Department of General Surgery residents Arianne Theodorous, DO and Chief Resident, William Train, MD for their study, “Totally Laparoscopic Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer: A Retrospective Study of Short-Term Outcomes.” Mentoring the second place winners were Department of Surgery Chairman and Program Director, Michael Goldfarb, MD and Frank Borao, MD, Section Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery.
Tied for third place were Jurek Kocik, MD, Department of General Surgery resident, for the study titled “Rescue Success: A Novel Concept for Measuring the Quality of Health Care” conducted under the guidance of Dr. Michael Goldfarb, and Christian Athanassious, MD and Matthew Reutter, MD, Department of Orthopedics residents, for their research penned, “Effects of End Stage Renal Disease on Hospital Course and Readmission Rates in Hip Fracture Patients.”
Awards were also given to first and second place research papers in medical specialty and subspecialty categories including internal medicine, surgery, cardiology, pediatrics, radiology, orthopedics, pathology, and dentistry.
Monmouth Medical Center is the largest and oldest university-level academic medical center in the region, with 110 resident physicians in eight accredited residency programs, including dental medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedic surgery, pediatrics, diagnostic radiology, general surgery, and pathology.
Monmouth Medical Center is a major regional medical campus of Drexel University College of Medicine (formerly MCP Hahnemann) providing clinical training each year to 300 students of the Philadelphia-based school. The hospital has been a teaching affiliate of the school since 1969.
July 3, 2012
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