Surgical Innovation Lab

Where We Have Been (and other archived items)


Our student researchers and collaborators have presented research findings at national and international meetings.

Fatima Sharif presents an Oral Poster at the Association of Urogynecological Surgeons/International Urogynecological Association 2019 Meeting
Fatima Sharif presents an Oral Poster at the Association of Urogynecological Surgeons/International Urogynecological Association 2019 Meeting

Fatima Sharif presents an Oral Poster at the Association of Urogynecological Surgeons/International Urogynecological Association 2019 Meeting

Debolina Kanjilal presents and Oral Poster at the 2019 Association for Surgical Educators Surgical Safety Week Meeting
Debolina Kanjilal presents and Oral Poster at the 2019 Association for Surgical Educators Surgical Safety Week Meeting

Debolina Kanjilal presents and Oral Poster at the 2019 Association for Surgical Educators Surgical Safety Week Meeting

Congratulations to Fahad Qureshie and team for winning first place at the 10th Annual Vijay Babu Rayudu Quality & Patient Safety Day 2022

Also presenting at the event were:

 

Congratulations to Shiva Balasubramanian, Winner in the Clinical Category of the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction 2022 Essay Competition. In addition to receiving the award, Shiva traveled to the 2022 meeting in San Diego, CA to present his poster, titled “Risk Factors for Development of Acute Pyelonephritis in Women with a Positive Urine Culture”.

Also presenting posters at the The 10th annual UMKC Health Sciences Student Research Summit (HSSRS) on March 22, 2022 are:

Mahadev A, Bachar A, McKenzie A, Sutkin G. Miscommunication and Ambiguous Language in Surgery: A Semantic Analysis of Surgeon Intraoperative Dialogue in Context.

Said T, Brommelsiek M, Bachar A, Kashif J, Sutkin G. The Daunting and Educational Operating room: A Discourse on Medical Students Speaking Up in the OR.

Krishnan T, Rudy P, Bachar A, Viswanathan N, Brommelsiek B, Sutkin G. Understanding the Impact of Facial PPE on Speech Attenuation.

Balasubramanian S, Wang X, Sahil S, Cheng A-L, Bachar A, Sutkin G, Shepherd JP. Risk Factors for Development of Acute Pyelonephritis in Women with a Positive Urine Culture.

Ramprasad A, Casubhoy I, Bachar A, Meister M, Bethman B, Sutkin G. Communal Versus Agentic Spoken Language Among Surgeons in the Operating Room.

Arif MA, Bachar A, Sutkin G, Stylianou A, King G. Retropubic Trocar Modified with a Load Cell to Verify Contact with Pubic Bone.

Davies AN, Wickoren NL, Brommelsiek M, Qureshi F, Kirchhoff-Rowald A, Cianciolo AT, Sutkin G. Difficult Mask Ventilation: Unpacking expertise, Judgment Cues, and Critical Decision Making During High Priority Events.

Well-deserved congratulations to Dr. Sutkin, the 2021 recipient of the UMKC N.T. VEATCH AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH AND CREATIVITY! This award is supported through an endowment established in the name of Nathan Thomas Veatch, one of the co-founders of the Kansas City-based Black and Veatch Corporation. It recognizes UMKC faculty members who have distinguished themselves in the area of scholarship and creativity. While Dr. Sutkin was named the awardee, we at the Surgical Innovation lab feel very strongly that this award is in fact, recognition of the creativity of our team members!

Congratulations to Faith Mueller for having her abstract, “Cognitive Mapping and its  Role in Surgical Resilience”, accepted as a short communication to AMEE 2021 in The Virtual Conference.  The event takes place August 27 – 31, 2021.

Congratulations to Dr. Sutkin and Dr. Brommelsiek for having their abstract , “Visual Excavation: Reconstructing Health Professions Education Research into Visual
Artifacts”, accepted at AMEE 2021 in The Virtual Conference as well. The event takes place August 27 – 31, 2021.

 

While the Pandemic slowed down our research in many ways, we still managed to present some impressive research at our two intramural events.

At the University of Missouri Kansas City 2022 (Virtual) Health Sciences Student Research Summit  held on March 2, 2022:

  • Mahadev, A, Bachar, A, McKenzie A, Sutkin G. Miscommunication and Ambiguous Language in Surgery: A Semantic Analysis of Surgeon Intraoperative Dialogue in Context. Poster Presentation at The University of Missouri Kansas City Health Sciences Student Research Summit, March 2, 2022. Kansas City, MO. 
  • Said T, Brommelsiek M, Bachar A, Kashif J, Sutkin G. The Daunting and Educational Operating room: A Discourse on Medical Students Speaking Up in the OR. Poster Presentation at The University of Missouri Kansas City Health Sciences Student Research Summit, March 2, 2022. Kansas City, MO. 
  • Krishnan T, Rudy P, Viswanathan N, Brommelsiek B, Sutkin G. Understanding the Impact of Facial PPE on Speech Attenuation. Poster Presentation at The University of Missouri Kansas City Health Sciences Student Research Summit, March 2, 2022. Kansas City, MO. 
  • Balasubramanian S, Wang X, Sahil S, Cheng A-L, Sutkin G, Shepherd JP. Risk Factors for Development of Acute Pyelonephritis in Women with a Positive Urine Culture. Poster Presentation at The University of Missouri Kansas City Health Sciences Student Research Summit, March 2, 2022. Kansas City, MO. 
  • Ramprasad A, Casubhoy I, Meister M, Bethman B, Sutkin G. Communal Versus Agentic Spoken Language Among Surgeons in the Operating Room. Poster Presentation at The University of Missouri Kansas City Health Sciences Student Research Summit, March 2, 2022. Kansas City, MO. 
  • Arif MA, Sutkin G, Stylianou A, King G. Retropubic Trocar Modified with a Load Cell to Verify Contact with Pubic Bone. Poster Presentation at The University of Missouri Kansas City Health Sciences Student Research Summit, March 2, 2022. Kansas City, MO. 
  •  Davies AN, Wickoren NL, Brommelsiek M, Qureshi F. Kirchhoff-Rowald A, Cianciolo AT, Sutkin G. Difficult Mask Ventilation: Unpacking expertise, Judgment Cues, and Critical Decision Making During High Priority Events. Poster Presentation at The University of Missouri Kansas City Health Sciences Student Research Summit, March 2, 2022. Kansas City, MO. 

 

At the 10th Annual Vijay Babu Rayudu Quality & Patient Safety Day, held on May 6, 2022:

  • Said T, Brommelsiek M, Javid K, Bachar A, Sutkin G. Learning and Patient Safety in the Operating Room (OR): Discourse on Medical Students Speaking Up in the OR. Poster presentation at the 9th Annual Vijay Babu Rayudu Quality & Patient Safety Day, May 6, 2022. Kansas City, MO
  • Qureshi F, Davies AN, Wickoren NL, Brommelseik M, Kirchhoff-Rowald A, Cianciolo AT, Sutkin G. Difficult Mask Ventilation: Unpacking expertise, judgement cues and critical decision making during high priority events. Poster presentation at the 9th Annual Vijay Babu Rayudu Quality & Patient Safety Day, May 6, 2022. Kansas City, MO
  • Ramprasad A, Casubhoy I, Meister M, Bethman B, Bachar A, Sutkin G. Communal Versus Agentic Spoken Language Among Surgeons in the Operating Room. Poster presentation at the 9th Annual Vijay Babu Rayudu Quality & Patient Safety Day, May 6, 2022. Kansas City, MO

At Regional, National, and International Meetings:

At the University of Missouri Kansas City 2020 (Virtual) Health Sciences Student Research Summit  held on May 18, 2020:

Krishnan T, Brommelsiek M, Rudy P, Viswanathan N, Arnold L, Kirchoff A, Gangireddy S, Sutkin G. Beeps, Squeals, and Drones: Reducing the Impact of Noise Pollution in the Operating Room. Poster Presentation https://umkc.instructure.com/courses/53801/files/2193301?module_item_id=551713

Said T, Brommelsiek M, Gray M, Kanter S, Sutkin G. Silent Discourse in the OR: A Conceptual Model. PowerPoint Presentation https://umkc.instructure.com/courses/53801/files/2205294?module_item_id=557201

Rose C,  Gangireddy S, Kirchhoff A, Gray M, Martin J, Brommelsiek M, Arnold L, Ye S, Sutkin G. Non-Verbal Patterns of Communication in the Operating Room. Poster Presentation https://umkc.instructure.com/courses/53801/files/2184840?module_item_id=546888

Kurian R, Sahil S, Cheng AL, Wang X, Shepherd JP, Sutkin G. The Risk of Primary Gynecologic Cancer After Hysteropexy PowerPoint Presentation https://umkc.instructure.com/courses/53801/files/2198117?module_item_id=552399

At the University of Missouri Kansas City 7th Annual Vijay Babu Rayadu Quality & Patient Safety Day  (also a virtual event) on May 29th, 2020, our research were presented by the following students:

Krishnan T, Brommelsiek M, Rudy P, Viswanathan N, Arnold L, Kirchoff A, Gangireddy S, Sutkin G. Beeps, Squeals, and Drones: Reducing the Impact of Noise Pollution in the Operating Room. Accepted Poster Presentation at The University of Missouri Kansas City 7th Annual Vijay Babu Rayudu Quality & Patient Safety Day, May 29, 2020. Kansas City, MO.

Liu C, McKenzie A, Mahmud F, Sutkin GSemantically Ambiguous Language in the Teaching Operating Room. Oral Abstract Presentation at The University of Missouri Kansas City 7th Annual Vijay Babu Rayudu Quality & Patient Safety Day, May 29, 2020. Kansas City, MO.

Kurian R, Sahil S, Cheng AL, Wang X, Shepherd JP, Sutkin G. The Risk of Primary Gynecologic Cancer After Hysteropexy. Poster Showcase at The University of Missouri Kansas City 7th Annual Vijay Babu Rayudu Quality & Patient Safety Day, May 29, 2020. Kansas City, MO.

Rose C,  Gangireddy S, Kirchhoff A, Gray M, Martin J, Brommelsiek M, Arnold L, Ye S, Sutkin G. Non-Verbal Patterns of Communication in the Operating Room. Poster Showcase at The University of Missouri Kansas City 7th Annual Vijay Babu Rayudu Quality & Patient Safety Day, May 29, 2020. Kansas City, MO.

Said T, Brommelsiek M, Gray M, Kanter S, Sutkin G. Silent Discourse in the OR: A Conceptual Model. PowerPoint Presentation at The University of Missouri Kansas City 7th Annual Vijay Babu Rayudu Quality & Patient Safety Day, May 29, 2020. Kansas City, MO.

Qureshi F, Davies A, Wickorwen N, Cianciolo A, Kirchhoff A, Sutkin G. Surgical Improvement: Induction of General Anesthesia Sequence (IGAS). Poster Presentation at The University of Missouri Kansas City 7th Annual Vijay Babu Rayudu Quality & Patient Safety Day, May 29, 2020. Kansas City, MO.

Kanjilal D, Sutkin G, Mahmud F. The Link Between Individual Technical Error and Adverse Patient Outcomes. Oral Poster at the 2019 Association for Surgical Educators Surgical Safety Week Meeting, April 23 – 27, 2019, Chicago, IL.

 Littleton E, Ackenbom M, Sutkin G, Mahmud, F. Cognitive Apprenticeship: Making Blind Steps ‘Visible.’ Oral Poster at the 2019 Association for Surgical Educators Surgical Safety Week Meeting, April 23 – 27, 2019, Chicago, IL.

Brommelsiek M, Sutkin G. Empathy in the Age of Technology? Presentation at the 2019 Conference of the Association  for Medical Education in Europe, August 24 – 28, 2019 Vienna, Austria.

Sharif F, Mahmud F, Sahil S, Shepherd JP, Sutkin G Risk factors for returning to the OR for a second surgery after midurethral sling for stress urinary incontinence. Oral Poster presentation at the Association of Urogynecological Surgeons/International Urogynecological Association 2019 Meeting, September 24-28, 2019, Nashville TN.

Stylianou A, Arif MA, Mahmud F, King G, Sutkin G Virtual pelvic model for study of surgeon kinematics during retropubic trocar passage. Oral Poster presentation at the Association of Urogynecological Surgeons/International Urogynecological Association 2019 Meeting, September 24-28, 2019, Nashville TN

Archived news


Sutkin receives NIH grant to develop technology for safer surgeries

Gary Sutkin, M.D., director of the UMKC School of Medicine’s Surgical Innovations Laboratory, has received a three-year, $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop simulation technology that can be used to prevent surgical errors.

With magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and a 3-D printer, Sutkin plans to create a high-fidelity pelvic simulator and use motion analysis to identify surgical errors involved in Midurethral Sling surgery.  Read More

 

Sutkin, GaryUMKC medical, engineering students collaborate to reduce surgical error

There are millions of surgical operations performed by doctors each year. According to the Institute of Medicine, 98,000 people die every year due to hospital errors.

In response to this startling statistic, UMKC’s medical and engineering researchers united in hopes of reducing surgical error. They strive to help patients undergoing surgery feel confident that there will be low or no chance of fatal complications.  Read More