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Dr. Dimitrios Stefanidis


Publications


Book Chapters

Stefanidis D, Acker C. Overview of Skills and Simulation Curricula. In: Tsuda S, Scott DJ, Jones DB. Textbook of Simulation: Skills & Team Training. Cine-med Inc, Woodbury, CT, 2012.

Stefanidis D, Colavita P. General Surgery Simulation. In: Levine, DeMaria, and Schwartz, eds. The Comprehensive Textbook of Healthcare Simulation. Springer (in press)

Peer-reviewed Publications (most recent on top)


Original Research

Stefanidis D, Yonce C, Korndorffer Jr JR, Ryan P, Coker A. Does the Incorporation of Motion Metrics Into the Existing FLS Metrics Lead to Improved Skill Acquisition on Simulators? Ann Surg. 2013 Jul;258(1):46-52.

Stefanidis D, Coker AP, Green JM, Casingal VP, Sindram D, Greene FL. Feasibility and Value of a Procedural Workshop for Surgery Residents Based on Phase II of the APDS/ACS National Skills Curriculum. Surgical Education Week. J Surg Educ. 2012 Nov-Dec;69(6):735-9

Stefanidis D, Scerbo MW, Montero PN, Acker CE, Smith WD. Simulator Training to Automaticity Leads to Improved Skill Transfer Compared With Traditional Proficiency-Based Training: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Surg. 2012;255(1):30-7. Epub 2011 Jun 1.

Stefanidis D, Arora S, Parrack DM, Hamad GG, Capella J, Grantcharov T, Urbach DR, Scott DJ, Jones DB; Association for Surgical Education Simulation Committee. Research priorities in surgical simulation for the 21st century. Am J Surg. 2012 Jan;203(1):49-53.

Stefanidis D, Acker CE, Greene FL. Performance goals on simulators boost resident motivation and skills laboratory attendance. J Surg Educ. 2010 Mar-Apr;67(2):66-70.

Prabhu A, Smith W, Yurko Y, Acker C, Stefanidis D. Increased stress levels may explain the incomplete transfer of simulator-acquired skill to the operating room. Surgery 2010;147(5):640-5.

Nguyen PH, Acker CE, Heniford BT, Stefanidis D. What is the cost associated with the implementation of the FLS program into a general surgery residency? Surg Endosc 2010;24(12):3216-20. Epub 2010 May 4

Stefanidis D, Hope WW, Korndorffer JR Jr, Markley S, Scott DJ. Initial Laparoscopic Basic Skills Training Shortens the Learning Curve of Laparoscopic Suturing and Is Cost-Effective. J Am Coll Surg. 2010;210(4):436-440.

Stefanidis D, Miles WS, Greene FL. Factors influencing residency choice of general surgery applicants--how important is the availability of a skills curriculum? J Surg Educ 2009;66(6):325-9.

Stefanidis D, Walters KC, Heniford BT. What is the ideal interval between training sessions during proficiency-based laparoscopic simulator training? Am J Surg 2009;197(1):126-9.

Stefanidis D, Scott DJ, Korndorffer Jr JR. Do metrics matter? Time versus motion tracking for performance assessment of proficiency-based laparoscopic skills training. Simul Healthc. 2009;4(2):104-8

Stefanidis D, Scerbo MW, Sechrist C, Mostafavi A, Heniford BT. Can novices achieve automaticity during simulator training? Am J Surg 2008;195(2):210-3. Epub 2007 Dec 5.

Stefanidis D, Acker EC, Swiderski D, Heniford BT, Greene FL. Challenges During the Implementation of a Laparoscopic Skills Curriculum in a Busy General Surgery Residency Program. J Surg Educ 2008 Jan-Feb;65(1):4-7.

Stefanidis D, Acker EC, Heniford BT. Proficiency-Based Laparoscopic Simulator Training Leads to Improved Operating Room Skill that is Resistant to Decay. Surg Innov 2008;15(1):69-73.

Stefanidis D, Korndorffer Jr JR, Markley S, Sierra R, Heniford BT, Scott DJ. Closing the Gap in Operative Performance between Novices and Experts: Does Harder Mean Better for Laparoscopic Simulator Training? J Am Coll Surg 2007;205(2):307-13. Epub 2007 Jun 27.

Stefanidis D, Korndorffer Jr JR, Heniford BT, Scott DJ. Limited feedback and video tutorials optimize learning and resource utilization during laparoscopic simulator training. Surgery 2007;142(2):202-6

Stefanidis D, Scerbo MW, Korndorffer Jr JR, Scott DJ. Redefining Simulator Proficiency Using Automaticity Theory. Am J Surg 2007;193(4):502-6.

Stefanidis D, Haluck R, Pham T, Korndorffer Jr JR, Dunne JB, Reinke T, Markley S, Arellano P, Jones DB, Scott DJ. Construct and Face Validity and Task Workload for Laparoscopic Camera Navigation: Virtual Reality versus Videotrainer Systems at the SAGES Learning Center. Surg Endosc 2007;21(7):1158-64. Epub 2006 Dec 6.

Stefanidis D, Sierra R, Korndorffer Jr JR, Dunne BJ, Markley S, Touchard C, Scott DJ. Intensive CME course training on simulators results in proficiency for laparoscopic suturing. Am J Surg 2006; 191(1):23-7.

Stefanidis D, Korndorffer Jr JR, Markley S, Sierra R, Scott DJ. Proficiency Maintenance: Impact of Ongoing Simulator Training on Laparoscopic Skill Retention. J Am Coll Surg 2006; 202(4):599-603.

Stefanidis D, Korndorffer Jr JR, Black FW, Dunne JB, Sierra R, Touchard CL, Rice DA, Markert RJ, Fikre WS, Kastl PR, Scott DJ. Psychomotor testing predicts rate of skill acquisition for proficiency-based laparoscopic skills training. Surgery 2006; 140(2):252-62.

Korndorffer Jr JR, Stefanidis D, Scott DJ. Laparoscopic skills laboratories: current assessment and a call for resident training standards. Am J Surg 2006; 191(1):23-7.

Korndorffer Jr JR, Dunne BJ, Sierra R, Stefanidis D, Touchard C, Scott DJ. Simulator training for laparoscopic suturing using performance goals translates to the OR. J Am Coll Surg 2005; 201(1):23-9.

Stefanidis D, Korndorffer Jr JR, Sierra R, Touchard C, Dunne BJ, Scott DJ. Skill Retention Following Proficiency-Based Laparoscopic Simulator Training. Surgery 2005; 138(2):165-70.

Other Peer Reviewed Articles

McGaghie WC, Draycott TJ, Dunn WF, Lopez CM, Stefanidis D. Evaluating the impact of simulation on translational patient outcomes. Simul Healthc. 2011 Aug;6 Suppl:S42-7.

Stefanidis D. Optimal Acquisition and Assessment of Proficiency on Simulators. Surg Clin North Am 2010; 90: 475-489.

Stefanidis D, Heniford BT. The formula for a successful laparoscopic skills curriculum. Arch Surg 2009;144(1):77-82; discussion 82.

Editorials/Letters

Stefanidis D, Swiderski DM. Carolinas Simulation Center. J Surg Educ. 2010 Jul-Aug;67(4):262-4. (invited)

Stefanidis D, Korndorffer Jr JR, Scott DJ. Re: "Psychomotor testing predicts rate of skill acquisition for proficiency-based laparoscopic skills training". Surgery 2007;141(6):831-2. Epub 2007 Apr 17.

Stefanidis D. Implications of proficiency-based simulator training for resident training. Focus on Surgical Education 2008; 24 (3): 24-25. (invited)

Stefanidis D. Is there Value in the Curriculum? Gen Surg News 2006; Oct: 46-47. (invited)

Online Publications

Stefanidis D, Scerbo MW, Korndorffer Jr JR, Scott DJ. Redefining Simulator Proficiency Using Automaticity Theory. Association for Surgical Education, 2006 Surgical Education Week, Tucson, AZ, http://www.surgicaleducation.com/pps/2006/stefanidis.ppt. Accessed on 2/14/2007.

Grants

Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ), Grant # HS20386

Principal Investigator: Mark W Scerbo, PhD,
Co-PI : Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD
Title: “A Secondary Task for Measuring Laparoscopic Skill”
Awarded $121,295. Effort 10%. Time period Sep 2011 – Sep 2013

Association for Surgical Education/ Association of Program Directors in Surgery Collaborative Grant

Principal Investigator: Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD
Title: “Establishing national performance benchmarks for general surgery residents”
Awarded $5,000. Effort 5%. Time period: May 2011 – Apr 2012

Ethicon Endosurgery

Principal Investigator: Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD
Title: “Implementation of APDS phase II national skills curriculum”
Awarded: $28,000. Effort 5%. Time period: Aug 2010 – Aug 2011

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

Principal Investigator: Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD
Title: “Do motion metrics lead to improved skill acquisition on simulators?”
Awarded $28,000. Effort 15%. Time period: May 2009 – Aug 2011

CESERT grant – Association for Surgical Education (ASE)

Principal Investigator: Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD, effort
Title: “Applying Automaticity Theory to Simulator Training to Enhance Operative
Performance” Awarded $30,700. Effort 15%.Time period: Aug 2007 – Aug 2009

Carolinas Medical Center – Carolinas Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery Program (CLASP)

Principal Investigator: Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD
Title: “Do Novices Acquire Automaticity During Simulator Training?”
Awarded $3,000. Effort 20%.Time period: Feb 2006 – Sep 2006

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

Principal Investigator: Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD
Title: “Validating Robotic Training using a Proficiency-based Simulator Curriculum”
Awarded $15,000. Effort: 20%. Time period: Apr 2005 – Mar 2006

 Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery

PI: Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD
Title: “The Effect of Simulator Training Difficulty on Performance”
Awarded: $2,200. Effort: 10%. Time period: Jan 2005 – Aug 2005

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Dr. Jo Anna Leuck

Leuck, J “Development of a New Teaching Tool for Intern Level Providers Based upon a Survey of the Usage of Reference Materials Among Clinician” Poster Presentation- CORD Meeting, New Orleans, LA March 2008

Leuck, J “Care of the Dying and Newly-dead-The Ethics of Perimortem Procedures in Medical Training and Continuing Education” Carolinas Medical Center June 2010: Invited Panel Discussant

Leuck J & Bullard M. “Curricular Advances in Resident and Medical Student Education- The Use of Dual-Modality Simulation to Practice Informing Patients and Families about Medical Error.” Innovations in Medical Education Didactic Session: Scientific Assembly of Emergency Medicine, Boston, MA. June 2011.

Education Fellowship Grant-Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) PI: Jo Anna Leuck, MD Title: “Impact of fatigue on error frequency in simulated management of unstable dysrhythmias” Awarded $150,000 2012-2014

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Dr. Mark Bullard


Oral presentations

Bullard M, Leuck J, Howley L. Transition in Critical Care from PGY1-2: Carolinas Healthcare System: Intern Simulation-Based Common Critical Care Curriculum. Innovations in Medical Education Didactic Session: Scientific Assembly of Emergency Medicine, Chicago, IL. May 2012.

Bullard M, Runyon M, Justus S, Robert H, Javidi F, Tucker M, Colley N. Development of Computer-Based Simulation and Gaming for Teaching Emergency Medicine in Tanzania. ELearning Africa, 6th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. May 2011.

Leuck J & Bullard M. “Curricular Advances in Resident and Medical Student Education- The Use of Dual-Modality Simulation to Practice Informing Patients and Families about Medical Error.” Innovations in Medical Education Didactic Session: Scientific Assembly of Emergency Medicine, Boston, MA. June 2011.
 

Poster presentations

Bullard M, Runyon M. Development of Computer-based Simulation and Gaming for Teaching Emergency Medicine in Tanzania: A Resource Limited Environment. 13th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH). Orlando, FL. Jan. 2013.

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