Skip Navigation


Skip Side Navigation

Surgical Research at OU-Tulsa

The Department of Surgery has been involved in basic science, translational, investigator initiated, and clinical trials for many years. Each year, our residents and faculty maintain a strong presence by participating in OU-Tulsa Annual Research Forum. OU-Tulsa Surgery Department has won many awards and we are proud of the contribution our faculty and residents have made toward their research endeavors.

OU Research Images

Surgical Research Highlights

2017-2018 Research Projects, Department Presentations, and Publications  here (PDF)


Peer-reviewed journal articles published by Faculty

Khorgami Z, Fleischer W, Mushtaq N, Charles M, Howard CA. Ten-year trends in traumatic injury mechanisms and outcomes: A Trauma Registry analysis. 2018. Am J of Surgery. Apr;215(4):727-734. PMID: 29397887.

Khorgami Z, Shoar S, Saber AA, Howard CA, Goodarz D, Sclabas GM.  Two-year outcomes of bariatric surgery versus medical management for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.  Diabetes Care. Submitted.

Tanious A, Wooster M, Jung A, Nelson PR, Armstrong PA, Shames ML. Open abdominal surgical training differences experienced by integrated vascular and general surgery residents. 2017. J Vasc Surg. Oct;66(4):1280-1284. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2017.02.059. PMID: 28583729.

Royall NA, Walsh RM. Robotic distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy: rationale and technical considerations. 2017. J Vis Surg. Sep 30;3:135. doi:10.21037/jovs.2017.08.01. eCollection 2017. Review. PMID: 29078695

Khorgami Z, Aminian A, Shoar S, Andalib A, Saber AA, Schauer PR, Brethauer SA, Sclabas GM. Cost of bariatric surgery and factors associated with increased cost: an analysis of national inpatient sample. 2017. Surg Obes Relat Dis. Aug:13(8):1284-1289. doi:10.1016/j.soard.2017.04.010. PMID: 28583812.

Posters & Presentations

Peer-reviewed and published by Faculty & Residents

Khorgami Z. National Costs of Bariatric Surgery & the Predictors of Extreme Costs, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Nov 2016

Heard J, Wilson B, Ng G, Khorgami ZHoward CA. Successful treatment of bleeding duodenal lesion of Dieulafoy post-gastric bypass. Presented at: Clinical Vignette Symposium, May 16, 2018; Tulsa, OK

Diaz A, Ng G, Baker J, Hoff S. Case Report: A rare case of colorectal cancer metastasis to the endometrium. Presented at: Clinical Vignette Symposium, May 16, 2018; Tulsa, OK.

Reavis HS, Sahawneh JPatel DNelson PRChow G. Splenic artery pseudoaneurysm: A difficult diagnosis to make. Presented at: Clinical Vignette Symposium, May 16, 2018; Tulsa, OK.

Mendelsberg RPatel DTaubman KNelson PR. Endovascular treatment of an anastomotic stricture secondary to intimal hyperplasia. Presented at: Clinical Vignette Symposium, May 16, 2018; Tulsa, OK.  CVS 2nd Place Award Winner.