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NADER MASSARWEH

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Surgery
DivisionSurgery-General Surgery Div
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    Dr Nader Massarweh practices surgical oncology at the Michael E Debakey VA Medical Center. He treats general surgical oncologic issues with a focus on hepatic, pancreatic, and biliary cancers. An additional area of clinical interest is the application of minimally invasive approaches to the treatment of solid organ malignancies.

    Dr Massarweh has completed a Master of Public Health program and been formally trained in Epidemiology. His research interests include health services, health policy, and healthcare quality improvement work.

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    F32CA136135     (MASSARWEH, NADER NABILE)Aug 1, 2008 - Jul 31, 2010
    NIH/NCI
    A Population-Based Analysis of Care and Outcomes for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R03HS025469     (MASSARWEH, NADER NABILE)Jul 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2019
    AHRQ
    Comparative effectiveness of real-time and episodic hospital surgical performance evaluation
    Role: Principal Investigator

    I01HX002447     (MASSARWEH, NADER NABILE)May 1, 2018 - Oct 31, 2020
    VA
    Comparative Effectiveness of Alternative Strategies for Monitoring Hospital Surgical Performance
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Massarweh NN, Kelz RR. From Policy to Patient Care-The Cycle of Health Policy Research. JAMA Surg. 2019 Jul 03. PMID: 31268506.
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    2. Massarweh NN, LeMaire SA, Merkow RP. Preserving an Academic Mission in the Face of Clinical Productivity Targets: Where Is the Academic Surgeon's Carrot? Ann Surg. 2019 Jun 07. PMID: 31188219.
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    3. Stokes SM, Massarweh NN, Stringham J, Varghese TK. Clinical-Pathologic Correlation and Guideline Concordance in Resectable Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Apr 23. PMID: 31026431.
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    4. Burt BM, Nguyen D, Groth SS, Palivela N, Ripley RT, Makris KI, Farjah F, Cornwell L, Massarweh NN. Utilization of Minimally Invasive Thymectomy and Margin-Negative Resection for Early-Stage Thymoma. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Apr 03. PMID: 30953650.
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    5. Arya S, Varley P, Youk A, Borrebach JA, Perez S, Massarweh NN, Johanning JM, Hall DE. Recalibration and External Validation of the Risk Analysis Index: A Surgical Frailty Assessment Tool. Ann Surg. 2019 Mar 19. PMID: 30907757.
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    6. Portuondo JI, Massarweh NN, Zhang Q, Chai CY, Tran Cao HS. Nodal downstaging as a treatment goal for node-positive pancreatic cancer. Surgery. 2019 Jun; 165(6):1144-1150. PMID: 30745009.
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    7. Portuondo JI, Shah SR, Singh H, Massarweh NN. Failure to Rescue as a Surgical Quality Indicator: Current Concepts and Future Directions for Improving Surgical Outcomes. Anesthesiology. 2019 Feb 08. PMID: 30860985.
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    8. Sada YH, Smaglo BG, Tan JC, Tran Cao HS, Musher BL, Massarweh NN. Prognostic Value of Nodal Response After Preoperative Treatment of Gastric Adenocarcinoma. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2019 Feb; 17(2):161-168. PMID: 30787129.
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    9. Sada YH, Smaglo BG, Tran Cao HS, Mok H, Musher BL, Massarweh NN. National Trends in Multimodality Therapy for Locally Advanced Gastric Cancer. J Surg Res. 2019 May; 237:41-49. PMID: 30694790.
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    10. Villafane-Ferriol N, Baugh KA, McElhany AL, Van Buren G, Fang A, Tashakori EK, Reyes JEM, Cao HST, Silberfein EJ, Massarweh N, Hsu C, Barakat O, Schmidt C, Zyromski NJ, Dillhoff M, Villarreal JA, Fisher WE. Evidence Versus Practice in Early Drain Removal After Pancreatectomy. J Surg Res. 2019 Apr; 236:332-339. PMID: 30694774.
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    11. Baugh KA, Villafane N, Farinas C, Dhingra S, Silberfein EJ, Massarweh NN, Cao HT, Fisher WE, Van Buren G. Pancreatic Incidentalomas: A Management Algorithm for Identifying Ectopic Spleens. J Surg Res. 2019 Apr; 236:144-152. PMID: 30694749.
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    12. Groth SS, Burt BM, Farjah F, Smaglo BG, Sada YH, Sugarbaker DJ, Massarweh NN. Prognostic value of neoadjuvant treatment response in locally advanced esophageal adenocarcinoma. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr; 157(4):1682-1693.e1. PMID: 30711279.
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    13. Tran Cao HS, Massarweh NN. Adjuvant Therapy for Biliary Tract Cancers: Desperately Seeking Data. J Oncol Pract. 2018 12; 14(12):719-720. PMID: 30537448.
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    14. Vo E, Curley SA, Chai CY, Massarweh NN, Tran Cao HS. National Failure of Surgical Staging for T1b Gallbladder Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Feb; 26(2):604-610. PMID: 30499077.
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    15. Yu J, Massarweh NN. Surgical Quality Improvement: Working Toward Value or a Work in Progress? J Surg Res. 2019 Mar; 235:160-166. PMID: 30691790.
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    16. Massarweh NN, Chang GJ. Translating Research Findings Into Practice-The Unfulfilled and Unclear Mission of Observational Data. JAMA Surg. 2018 Oct 24. PMID: 30422255.
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    17. Cotton RT, Tran Cao HS, Rana AA, Sada YH, Axelrod DA, Goss JA, Wilson MA, Curley SA, Massarweh NN. Impact of the Treating Hospital on Care Outcomes for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Hepatology. 2018 11; 68(5):1879-1889. PMID: 30070392.
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    18. Baugh KA, Tran Cao HS, van Buren G, Silberfein EJ, Hsu C, Chai C, Barakat O, Fisher WE, Massarweh NN. Understaging of clinical stage I pancreatic cancer and the impact of multimodality therapy. Surgery. 2019 Feb; 165(2):307-314. PMID: 30243481.
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    19. Mason MC, Tran Cao HS, Awad SS, Farjah F, Chang GJ, Massarweh NN. Hospital Minimally Invasive Surgery Utilization for Gastrointestinal Cancer. Ann Surg. 2018 Aug; 268(2):303-310. PMID: 28498235.
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    20. Massarweh NN, Kaji AH, Itani KMF. Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Program (VASQIP). JAMA Surg. 2018 Aug 01; 153(8):768-769. PMID: 29617543.
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    21. Massarweh NN. Databases for surgical health services research: Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Surgery. 2019 Feb; 165(2):261-262. PMID: 30041966.
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    22. Massarweh NN. Response to: "Why Morbidity is Not an Adequate Metric for Evaluation of Surgical Quality". Ann Surg. 2018 Jul; 268(1):e11-e12. PMID: 29889679.
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    23. Chai CY, Tran Cao HS, Massarweh NN. Limitations of the National Cancer Data Base to Evaluate Early-Stage Anal Cancer Treatment Outcomes-Reply. JAMA Surg. 2018 Jul 01; 153(7):691-692. PMID: 29710204.
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    24. Shah R, Attwood K, Arya S, Hall DE, Johanning JM, Gabriel E, Visioni A, Nurkin S, Kukar M, Hochwald S, Massarweh NN. Association of Frailty With Failure to Rescue After Low-Risk and High-Risk Inpatient Surgery. JAMA Surg. 2018 May 16; 153(5):e180214. PMID: 29562073.
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    25. Diez-Barroso R, Palacio CH, Martinez JA, Makris K, Massarweh NN, Chai CY, Awad SS, Tran Cao HS. Robotic port-site hernias after general surgical procedures. J Surg Res. 2018 10; 230:7-12. PMID: 30100042.
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    26. Jacobs RC, Groth S, Farjah F, Wilson MA, Petersen LA, Massarweh NN. Potential Impact of "Take the Volume Pledge" on Access and Outcomes for Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgery. Ann Surg. 2018 Apr 24. PMID: 29697444.
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    27. Chai CY, Tran Cao HS, Awad S, Massarweh NN. Management of Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anal Canal. JAMA Surg. 2018 03 01; 153(3):209-215. PMID: 29049547.
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    28. Villafane-Ferriol N, Van Buren G, Mendez-Reyes JE, McElhany AL, Massarweh NN, Silberfein EJ, Hsu C, Tran Cao HS, Schmidt C, Zyromski NJ, Dillhoff ME, Roch A, Oliva E, Smith AC, Zhang Q, Fisher WE. Sequential drain amylase to guide drain removal following pancreatectomy. HPB (Oxford). 2018 06; 20(6):514-520. PMID: 29478737.
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    29. Sada YH, Tran Cao HS, Chang GJ, Artinyan A, Musher BL, Smaglo BG, Massarweh NN. Prognostic value of neoadjuvant treatment response in locally advanced rectal cancer. J Surg Res. 2018 06; 226:15-23. PMID: 29661280.
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    30. Vo E, Massarweh NN, Chai CY, Tran Cao HS, Zamani N, Abraham S, Adigun K, Awad SS. Association of the Addition of Oral Antibiotics to Mechanical Bowel Preparation for Left Colon and Rectal Cancer Resections With Reduction of Surgical Site Infections. JAMA Surg. 2018 Feb 01; 153(2):114-121. PMID: 29049477.
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    31. Villafane-Ferriol N, Shah RM, Mohammed S, Van Buren G, Barakat O, Massarweh NN, Tran Cao HS, Silberfein EJ, Hsu C, Fisher WE. Evidence-Based Management of Drains Following Pancreatic Resection: A Systematic Review. Pancreas. 2018 01; 47(1):12-17. PMID: 29232341.
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    32. Mason MC, Chang GJ, Petersen LA, Sada YH, Tran Cao HS, Chai C, Berger DH, Massarweh NN. National Quality Forum Colon Cancer Quality Metric Performance: How Are Hospitals Measuring Up? Ann Surg. 2017 12; 266(6):1013-1020. PMID: 27617852.
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    33. Van Buren G, Bloomston M, Schmidt CR, Behrman SW, Zyromski NJ, Ball CG, Morgan KA, Hughes SJ, Karanicolas PJ, Allendorf JD, Vollmer CM, Ly Q, Brown KM, Velanovich V, Winter JM, McElhany AL, Muscarella P, Schmidt CM, House MG, Dixon E, Dillhoff ME, Trevino JG, Hallet J, Coburn NSG, Nakeeb A, Behrns KE, Sasson AR, Ceppa EP, Abdel-Misih SRZ, Riall TS, Silberfein EJ, Ellison EC, Adams DB, Hsu C, Tran Cao HS, Mohammed S, VillafaƱe-Ferriol N, Barakat O, Massarweh NN, Chai C, Mendez-Reyes JE, Fang A, Jo E, Mo Q, Fisher WE. A Prospective Randomized Multicenter Trial of Distal Pancreatectomy With and Without Routine Intraperitoneal Drainage. Ann Surg. 2017 09; 266(3):421-431. PMID: 28692468.
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    34. Tran Cao HS, Zhang Q, Sada YH, Chai C, Curley SA, Massarweh NN. The role of surgery and adjuvant therapy in lymph node-positive cancers of the gallbladder and intrahepatic bile ducts. Cancer. 2018 Jan 01; 124(1):74-83. PMID: 28841223.
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    35. Burt BM, Groth SS, Sada YH, Farjah F, Cornwell L, Sugarbaker DJ, Massarweh NN. Utility of Adjuvant Chemotherapy After Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation and Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer. Ann Surg. 2017 08; 266(2):297-304. PMID: 27501170.
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    36. Massarweh NN, El-Serag HB. Epidemiology of Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma. Cancer Control. 2017 Jul-Sep; 24(3):1073274817729245. PMID: 28975830.
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    37. Massarweh NN, Anaya DA, Kougias P, Bakaeen FG, Awad SS, Berger DH. Variation and Impact of Multiple Complications on Failure to Rescue After Inpatient Surgery. Ann Surg. 2017 07; 266(1):59-65. PMID: 27429030.
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    38. Tran Cao HS, Zhang Q, Sada YH, Silberfein EJ, Hsu C, Van Buren G, Chai C, Katz MHG, Fisher WE, Massarweh NN. Value of lymph node positivity in treatment planning for early stage pancreatic cancer. Surgery. 2017 09; 162(3):557-567. PMID: 28666686.
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    39. Massarweh NN. Redefining Quality Without a Clear Definition Reply: Why Morbidity is Not an Adequate Metric for Evaluation of Surgical Quality. Ann Surg. 2017 Apr 05. PMID: 28383296.
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    40. Gilliland TM, Villafane-Ferriol N, Shah KP, Shah RM, Tran Cao HS, Massarweh NN, Silberfein EJ, Choi EA, Hsu C, McElhany AL, Barakat O, Fisher W, Van Buren G. Nutritional and Metabolic Derangements in Pancreatic Cancer and Pancreatic Resection. Nutrients. 2017 Mar 07; 9(3). PMID: 28272344.
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    41. Massarweh NN, Awad SS. Veterans Affairs Proposed Rule for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in the Operating Room: A Step Forward or Overstepping? JAMA Surg. 2017 01 01; 152(1):5-6. PMID: 27829095.
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    42. Massarweh NN, Kougias P, Wilson MA. Complications and Failure to Rescue After Inpatient Noncardiac Surgery in the Veterans Affairs Health System. JAMA Surg. 2016 12 01; 151(12):1157-1165. PMID: 27653498.
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    43. Alawadi Z, Phatak UR, Hu CY, Bailey CE, You YN, Kao LS, Massarweh NN, Feig BW, Rodriguez-Bigas MA, Skibber JM, Chang GJ. Comparative effectiveness of primary tumor resection in patients with stage IV colon cancer. Cancer. 2017 04 01; 123(7):1124-1133. PMID: 27479827.
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    44. Orcutt ST, Massarweh NN, Li LT, Artinyan A, Richardson PA, Albo D, Anaya DA. Patterns of Care for Colorectal Liver Metastasis Within an Integrated Health System: Secular Trends and Outcomes. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 Jan; 24(1):23-30. PMID: 27342829.
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    45. Massarweh NN, Artinyan A, Chang GJ. Neoadjuvant treatment for rectal cancer-A value-based proposition. J Surg Oncol. 2016 Sep; 114(3):304-10. PMID: 27111410.
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    46. Massarweh NN, Li LT, Sansgiry S, Berger DH, Anaya DA. Primary Tumor Resection and Multimodality Treatment for Patients with Metastatic Colon Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 06; 23(6):1815-23. PMID: 26786090.
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    47. Massarweh NN, Davila JA, El-Serag HB, Duan Z, Temple S, May S, Sada YH, Anaya DA. Transarterial bland versus chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma: rethinking a gold standard. J Surg Res. 2016 Feb; 200(2):552-9. PMID: 26507276.
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    48. Mason MC, Massarweh NN, Salami A, Sultenfuss MA, Anaya DA. Post-embolization syndrome as an early predictor of overall survival after transarterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma. HPB (Oxford). 2015 Dec; 17(12):1137-44. PMID: 26374137.
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    49. Massarweh NN, Haynes AB, Chiang YJ, Chang GJ, You YN, Feig BW, Cormier JN. Adequacy of the National Quality Forum's Colon Cancer Adjuvant Chemotherapy Quality Metric: Is 4 Months Soon Enough? Ann Surg. 2015 Aug; 262(2):312-20. PMID: 25185467.
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    50. Massarweh NN. Defining quality in surgical care--finding a clear path forward. J Surg Res. 2015 Dec; 199(2):306-7. PMID: 26197950.
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    51. Massarweh NN, Hu CY, Rodriguez-Bigas MA, Chang GJ. Reply to N.H. Turner et al and L. Dziki et al. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Apr 20; 33(12):1412-3. PMID: 25800769.
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    52. Massarweh NN, Dickson PV, Anaya DA. Soft tissue sarcomas: staging principles and prognostic nomograms. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Apr; 111(5):532-9. PMID: 25482536.
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    53. Massarweh NN, Hu CY, You YN, Bednarski BK, Rodriguez-Bigas MA, Skibber JM, Cantor SB, Cormier JN, Feig BW, Chang GJ. Risk-adjusted pathologic margin positivity rate as a quality indicator in rectal cancer surgery. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Sep 20; 32(27):2967-74. PMID: 25092785.
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    54. Massarweh NN, Chiang YJ, Xing Y, Chang GJ, Haynes AB, You YN, Feig BW, Cormier JN. Association between travel distance and metastatic disease at diagnosis among patients with colon cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Mar 20; 32(9):942-8. PMID: 24516014.
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    55. Shen MC, Massarweh NN, Lari SA, Vaporciyan AA, Selber JC, Mittendorf EA, MacGregor MC, Smith BD, Kuerer HM. Clinical course of breast cancer patients with isolated sternal and full-thickness chest wall recurrences treated with and without radical surgery. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Dec; 20(13):4153-60. PMID: 23959054.
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    56. Lee S, Reha JL, Tzeng CW, Massarweh NN, Chang GJ, Hetz SP, Fleming JB, Lee JE, Katz MH. Race does not impact pancreatic cancer treatment and survival in an equal access federal health care system. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Dec; 20(13):4073-9. PMID: 24002535.
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    57. Massarweh NN, Park JO, Yeung RS, Flum DR. Comparative assessment of the safety and effectiveness of radiofrequency ablation among elderly medicare beneficiaries with hepatocellular carcinoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Apr; 19(4):1058-65. PMID: 21947695.
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    58. Massarweh NN, Park JO, Bruix J, Yeung RS, Etzioni RB, Symons RG, Baldwin LM, Flum DR. Diagnostic imaging and biopsy use among elderly medicare beneficiaries with hepatocellular carcinoma. J Oncol Pract. 2011 May; 7(3):155-60. PMID: 21886495.
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    59. Massarweh NN, Flum DR, Symons RG, Varghese TK, Pellegrini CA. A critical evaluation of the impact of Leapfrog's evidence-based hospital referral. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Feb; 212(2):150-159.e1. PMID: 21193332.
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    60. Massarweh NN, Park JO, Farjah F, Yeung RS, Symons RG, Vaughan TL, Baldwin LM, Flum DR. Trends in the utilization and impact of radiofrequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Apr; 210(4):441-8. PMID: 20347736.
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    61. Farjah F, Wood DE, Varghese TK, Massarweh NN, Symons RG, Flum DR. Health care utilization among surgically treated Medicare beneficiaries with lung cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Dec; 88(6):1749-56. PMID: 19932230.
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    62. Massarweh NN, Legner VJ, Symons RG, McCormick WC, Flum DR. Impact of advancing age on abdominal surgical outcomes. Arch Surg. 2009 Dec; 144(12):1108-14. PMID: 20026827.
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    63. Powell AC, Nelson JS, Massarweh NN, Brewster LP, Santry HP. The modern surgical lifestyle. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2009 Jun; 94(6):31-7. PMID: 19718961.
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    64. Massarweh NN, Devlin A, Symons RG, Broeckel Elrod JA, Flum DR. Risk tolerance and bile duct injury: surgeon characteristics, risk-taking preference, and common bile duct injuries. J Am Coll Surg. 2009 Jul; 209(1):17-24. PMID: 19651059.
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    65. Legner VJ, Massarweh NN, Symons RG, McCormick WC, Flum DR. The significance of discharge to skilled care after abdominopelvic surgery in older adults. Ann Surg. 2009 Feb; 249(2):250-5. PMID: 19212178.
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    66. Massarweh NN, Devlin A, Elrod JA, Symons RG, Flum DR. Surgeon knowledge, behavior, and opinions regarding intraoperative cholangiography. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Dec; 207(6):821-30. PMID: 19183527.
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    67. Massarweh NN, Flum DR. Role of intraoperative cholangiography in avoiding bile duct injury. J Am Coll Surg. 2007 Apr; 204(4):656-64. PMID: 17382226.
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    68. Massarweh NN, Cosgriff N, Slakey DP. Electrosurgery: history, principles, and current and future uses. J Am Coll Surg. 2006 Mar; 202(3):520-30. PMID: 16500257.
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    69. Massarweh NN, Bhalani VK, Shaw KK, Crawford B, Lang E, Davis R. Testicular presentation of sarcoidosis and organ preservation: case report and review of management strategies. Urology. 2006 Jan; 67(1):200. PMID: 16413374.
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    70. Massarweh NN, Clayton JL, Mangum CA, Florman SS, Slakey DP. High body mass index and short- and long-term renal allograft survival in adults. Transplantation. 2005 Nov 27; 80(10):1430-4. PMID: 16340787.
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    71. Brunner WC, Korndorffer JR, Sierra R, Massarweh NN, Dunne JB, Yau CL, Scott DJ. Laparoscopic virtual reality training: are 30 repetitions enough? J Surg Res. 2004 Dec; 122(2):150-6. PMID: 15555611.
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