surgical education • simulation • patient safety • surgical recovery • outcomes
My research focuses on the use of simulation to train and evaluate surgical and procedural skills. We have developed simulations to enhance surgical and endoscopic skills and have shown that training in this way enhances skills in the operating room and endoscopy suite. We are also studying the value of simulation training on the safety, quality, effectiveness and efficiency of surgical care. My other research interest is in the measurement of recovery after surgery and developing evidence-based interventions before, during and after surgery to accelerate and enhance recovery.
Sroka G., Feldman L.S., Vassiliou M.C., Kaneva P.A., Fayez R., Fried G.M.: Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery simulator training to proficiency improves laparoscopic performance in the operating room-a randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Surgery. 199(1): 115-120, 2010 PMID: 20103076.
Sachdeva AK. Buyske J. Dunnington GL. Sanfey HA. Mellinger JD. Scott DJ. Satava R. Fried GM. Jacobs LM. Burns KJ.: Use of Simulation Based-Education and Training to Enhance the Quality of Surgical Care Current Problems in Surgery. 48(12):854-968, 2011.
Lee L, Li C, Robert N, Latimer E, Carli F, Mulder DS, Fried GM, Ferri LE, Feldman LS. Economic impact of an enhanced recovery pathway for oesophagectomy. Br J Surg. 2013 PMID: 23939844.
Kolozsvari NO, Capretti G, Kaneva P, Neville A, Carli F, Liberman S, Charlebois P, Stein B, Vassiliou MC, Fried GM, Feldman LS. Impact of an enhanced recovery program on short-term outcomes after scheduled laparoscopic colon resection. Surg Endosc. 2013 Jan;27(1):133-8 PMID: 22810153.
Vassiliou M.C., Dunkin B.J., Fried G.M., Mellinger J.D., Trus T., Kaneva P., Lyons C., Korndorffer J.R., Ujiki M., Velanovich V., Kochman M.L., Tsuda S., Martinez J., Scott D.J., Korus G., Park A., Marks J.M. : Fundamentals of endoscopic surgery: creation and validation of the hands-on test. Surgical endoscopy. 28 (3) (pp 704-711), 2014 PMID: 24253562.