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Charles M. Vollmer, Jr., M.D.
Gastrointestinal Surgery

 
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Administrative Office:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
4 Silverstein Pavilion
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Administrative Assistance: Denise Orr
Administrative Telephone: 215-349-8516
Administrative Fax: 215-349-8195

Clinical Office:
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
GI Surgery
West Pavilion, 4th Floor
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Contact Information (internal use only)

charles.vollmer@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Charles Vollmer became the Director of Pancreatic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 after initiating his career at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where he served as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He specializes in Pancreaticobiliary and other complex gastrointestinal surgery with a research focus in clinical outcomes assessment in high-acuity surgery. He has authored over 80 manuscripts and numerous book chapters focusing on pancreaticobiliary diseases. He is active in multiple national and regional surgical societies where he has served in various leadership positions including Membership Chairman and Program Chairman of the AHPBA, where he also sits on the Executive Committee. He is currently a reviewer for over 20 surgical specialty journals and is on the Editorial Boards of HPB, the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, and the Journal of Surgical Oncology. In 2008, he was honored as the Josef Fischer Traveling Fellow in Academic Surgery for the Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) – an opportunity which allowed him to tour many of the top pancreatic surgical programs in Europe. He also has a sincere interest in medical education and has been a member of the BIDMC Resource Faculty (a dedicated institutional education task-force) as well as a Rabin Fellow in Medical Education. He has received numerous awards from Harvard Medical School for teaching both graduate and undergraduate students.

Dr. Vollmer’s collegiate education was at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then received his MD degree in 1994 from Jefferson Medical College in his hometown of Philadelphia. From there he received general surgical training at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital program at the Washington University of St. Louis where he was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha. He studied gene therapy as a surgical oncology research fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the middle of his clinical training. After Chief Residency at Washington University, he matriculated to the internationally acclaimed Hepatobiliary and Solid Organ Transplantation Surgery Fellowship at the University of Toronto in 2001. Following another dedicated year of translational research investigating the genetics of pancreatic cancer at the Samuel Leuenfeld Institute in Toronto, he took his first faculty position at BIDMC in 2003.

His current practice at Penn encompasses both malignant and benign conditions of the pancreas and biliary system with a strong emphasis in care of pancreatitis. He provides comprehensive care for patients with pancreatic cystic lesions and also provides education and screening for patients who are at high risk for developing pancreatic cancer. As Co-Chief of Upper Gastrointestinal Oncology at the Abramson Cancer Center, he’ll coordinate clinical and basic science collaborations for pancreatic cancer and is involved in developing novel multidisciplinary approaches to UGI malignancies. He also serves as Co-Director of the Penn Pancreatic Cyst Program – a coordinated multidisciplinary center for managing patients who have pancreatic cysts.

 
Appointments
2011 - present Associate Professor of Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2006 - 2011 Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
 
2003 - 2006 Instructor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2013 – present 

Courtesy Staff Surgeon, Lancaster General Hospital
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

 
2012 – present Co-Director Penn Pancreatic Cyst Program
 
2011 – present Clinical Excellence Advisory Board
University of Pennsylvania
 
2011 - present Active Surgeon
Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2011 - present Active Surgeon
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2011 - present Attending Surgeon
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2007 - 2011 Quality Assurance/JCAHO Readiness Monitor, Department of Surgery
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
 
2004 - 2007 Medical Director for CC6 Surgical Floor
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
 
2005 - 2009 Resource Faculty - Multidisciplinary Education Task Force
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
 
2003 - 2011 Attending Surgeon
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
 
Other Appointments
2013 – 2014 Examination Consultant, Surgical Oncology Board of the American Board of Surgery
 
2012

Associate Examiner, American Board of Surgery

 
2005 - present Member, National Ultrasound Faculty, American College of Surgeons
 
2005 - 2011 Member, Dana Farber/ Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC)
Boston, Massachusetts
 
1989 - 1990 Laboratory Research Assistant, Institute for Cancer Research
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Department of Surgical Oncology
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Education/Training
1990 - 1994 M.D. Jefferson Medical College
of Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1989 - 1990 

Special Science Program, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

 
1985 - 1989 B.A. University of North Carolina (Chemistry)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2006 - 2007

Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
Shapiro Institute for Education
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard University
Boston, Massachusetts

 
2002 - 2003 Research Fellow in Hepatobiliary Oncology
Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON Canada
 
2001 - 2002 Clinical Fellow in Hepatobiliary and
GI Transplantation Surgery
Toronto General Hospital
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON Canada
 
2000 - 2001 Chief Resident in General Surgery
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
 
1998 - 2000 Senior Resident in General Surgery
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
 
1996 - 1998 Research Fellow in Surgical Oncology
UCLA School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California
 
1995 - 1996 Junior Resident in General Surgery
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
 
1994 - 1995 Intern in General Surgery
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National/International Societies
2012 - present  Society of Clinical Surgery
 
2010 - present Surgical Biology Club II
 
2010 - present  National Pancreas Foundation, Board of Directors – Boston Chapter
 
2009 - present Society of University Surgeons
Institutional Representative for BIDMC, 2010-2011
 
2006 - 2007 Surgical Outcomes Club
 
2005 - 2011 International Association of Pancreatology
 
2005 - 2009 Association for Academic Surgery
Institutional Representative for BIDMC, 2007-2009
 
2003 - present International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA)
Scientific Program Committee, 2012-2018
Research Committee, 2014-2016
Publications and Communication Committee, 2014-2016
Chair of Scientific Program Committee, 2014-2016
Executive Committee and Council (ex officio), 2014-2016
 
2003 - 2005 The Canadian Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Club
 
2002 - present  The Pancreas Club
Program Committee, 2007-2009, 2013
 
2001 - 2009 American Association for Cancer Research
 
2000 - present American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA)
Membership Committee, 2005-2010
Co-Chairman, 2007-2008
Chairman, 2008-2010
Program Committee, 2006-2008 and 2010-2013
Vice-Chairman, 2010-2011
Chairman, 2011-2012
Executive Council, 2008-present
 
1999 - present Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Patient Care Committee, 2004-2007
Program Committee (Hepatic-Biliary Subcommittee), 2005-2007
Program Committee (Pancreatic Subcommittee), 2008-2011
Education Committee, 2010-2015
 
1996 - present  American College of Surgeons
Fellow, 2005-present
 
1990 - 1992 St. George’s Society/American Cancer Society
 
Local/Regional Societies
2010 - present New England Surgical Society
 
2007 - 2011 Boston Surgical Society
 
2005 - 2006 Boston Pancreas Study Group
 
1990 - 1994 John H. Gibbon, Jr. Surgical Society
Secretary/Treasurer, 1992-1993
President, 1993-1994
 
Scientific Committees
2012 - Present ACS Cancer Care Standards Development Committee
 
2012 - 2014 International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA)
Program Committee
 
2011 - 2012 International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA)
Program Committee for 2012 Biennial Meeting – Paris, 2012
 
2008 Pancreas Cancer 2008
Program Committee – Rome, 2008
 
Research
2012 - present

Primary PI on a multicenter (12) study to assess variance in pancreatic fistula risk and occurrence

 
2012 - present

Primary PI on a multicenter (9) study to determine the Postoperative Morbidity Index (PMI) for Pancreatectomy

 
2012 - present Local PI for Randomized, Controlled clinical trial investigating the value of intraabdominal drain placement following pancreatic resection
 
2011 - present Co investigator for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) pancreas research
 
2011 - present Faculty Mentor for Harrison Clinical Research Fellows
 
2011 - present Outcomes and systems analysis in high-activity surgery (Univ. of Penn)
 
2011 A Phase III Study of Chemotherapy and Chemoradiotherapy with or without HyperAcute®-Pancreatic Cancer Vaccine in Subjects with Surgically Resected Pancreatic Cancer (BIDMC - Boston)
 
2005 - 2006 Outcomes Research In Pancreaticobiliary Surgery
(BIDMC - Boston)
 
2002 - 2003 Characterization of a Novel Translocation Breakpoint in Pancreatic Cancer (Toronto)
 
1997 - 1998 Dendritic Cell Genetic Immunization Using Alpha-fetoprotein As A Tumor-Associated Antigen for Hepatocellular Carcinoma (UCLA)
 
1996 - 1998 Generation of Tumor Immunity Using Genetically Engineered Dendritic Cells (UCLA)
 
Publications
 
Research Publications, Peer Reviewed
  1. Yeung RS, Vollmer CM, Taylor DD, Palazzo J, Weese JL.  Intratumoral rIL2-based immunotherapy in B16 melanoma.  Journal of Surgical Research 1992 Aug.; 53(2):203-210.
  2. Ribas A, Butterfield LH, McBride WH, Jilani S, Bui LA, Vollmer CM, Lau R, Dissette VB, Hu W, Chen A, Glaspy J, Economou JS. Genetic immunization for the melanoma antigen MART-1/Melan-A using recombinant adenovirus-transduced murine dendritic cells.  Cancer Research 1997 July 15; 57(14):2865-2869.
  3. Ribas A, Bui LA, Butterfield LH, Vollmer CM, Jilani SM, Dissette VB, Glaspy JA, McBride WH, Economou JS.  Antitumor protection using murine dendritic cells pulsed with acid-eluted peptides from in vivo grown tumors of different immunogenicities.  Anticancer Research 1999 Mar-Apr;19(2A):1165-1170.
  4. Vollmer CM, Eilber FC, Butterfield LH, Ribas A, Dissette VB, Koh A, Montejo L, Lee MC, Andrews KJ, McBride WH, Glaspy JA, Economou JS.  a-Fetoprotein-specific genetic immunotherapy for hepatocellular carcinoma.  Cancer Research 1999 July 1;59: 3064-3067.
  5. Butterfield LH, Koh A, Meng W, Vollmer CM, Ribas A, Dissette VB, Lee E, Glaspy JA, McBride WH, Economou JS.  Generation of human T-cell responses to an HLA-A2.1-restricted peptide epitope derived from a-fetoprotein. Cancer Research 1999 July 1;59(13):3134-3142.
  6. Vollmer CM, Ribas A, Butterfield LH, Dissette VB, Andrews KJ, Eilber FC, Montejo LD, Chen AY, Hu B, Glaspy JA., McBride WH, Economou JS.  p53 selective and nonselective replication of an E1B-deleted adenovirus in hepatocellular carcinoma.  Cancer Research 1999 Sept. 1; 59(17):4369-4374.
  7. Ribas A, Butterfield LH, McBride WH, Dissette VB, Koh A, Vollmer CM, Hu B, Chen AY, Glaspy JA, Economou JS.  Characterization of antitumor immunization to a defined melanoma antigen using genetically engineered murine dendritic cells.  Cancer Gene Therapy 1999 Nov-Dec; 6(6):523-536.
  8. Andrews KJ, Ribas A, Butterfield LH, Vollmer CM, Eilber FC, Dissette VB, Nelson SD, Shintaku P, Mekhoubad S, Nakayama T, Taniguchi M, Glaspy JA, McBride WH, Economou JS.  Adenovirus-IL-12 mediated tumor regression in a murine hepatocellular carcinoma model is not dependent on CD1-restricted natural killer-T cells.  Cancer Research 2000 Nov. 15;60(22):6457-6464.
  9. Vollmer CM, Schmeig RE, Balfe DM, Freeman BD.  Traumatic colonic hematoma.  Journal of Trauma 2000 Dec.; 49(6):1155.
  10. Butterfield LH, Meng WS, Koh A, Vollmer CM, Ribas A, Dissette VB, Faull K, Glaspy JA, McBride WH, Economou JS.  T cell responses to HLA-A*0201-restricted peptides derived from human a fetoprotein.  Journal of Immunology 2001 Apr. 15; 166(8):5300-5308.
  11. Vollmer CM, Flye MW.  Bronchoesophageal fistula secondary to broncholithiasis.  American Journal of Surgery 2001 June; 181(6):562-563.
  12. Vollmer CM, Drebin JA, Middleton WD, Teefey SA, Soper NJ, Eagon CJ, Linehan DC, Strasberg SM.  Utility of staging laparoscopy in different subsets of peripancreatic and biliary malignancies.  Annals of Surgery 2002 Jan.; 235(1):1-7.
  13. Dixon E, Vollmer CM, Greig PD, Gallinger S. HPB clinics around the world: The University of Toronto HPB Program at the Toronto General Hospital. HPB 2003; 5(1):39-42.
  14. Dixon E, Sutherland FR, Vollmer CM, Greig PD. Bile duct injury following laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Resection of the entire extrahepatic/pancreatic tree. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2003 Nov.; 197(5):862-863.
  15. Vollmer CM, Dixon E, Grant DR. Management of a solid-pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas with liver metastases. HPB 2003; 5:264-267.
  16. Sahajpal AK, Vollmer CM, Pollett A, Gallinger S.  Sclerosing pancreatitis presenting as a periampullary tumor. HPB 2003; 5:268-272.
  17. Dixon E, Vollmer CM, Sahajpal AK, Cattral MS, Greig PD.  Multipurpose incision for hepatobiliary surgery.  American Journal of Surgery 2004 Jan.; 187(1):128-130.
  18. Cattral MS, Molinari M, Vollmer CM, McGilvray I, Wei A, Walsh M, Marks N, Lilly L, Girgrah N, Levy G, Greig PD, Grant DR.  Living-donor right hepatectomy with or without inclusion of the middle hepatic vein: Comparison of morbidity and outcomes in 56 patients. American Journal of Transplantation 2004 May; 4(5):751-757.
  19. Ball CG, Gmora S, Vollmer CM, Dixon E. An intraluminal lesion in the mid-common bile duct and right hepatic duct causing right portal vein obstruction. Journal of Hepatology 2004 Dec.; 41(6):1060.
  20. Dixon E, Vollmer CM, Bathe O, Sutherland F.  Training, practice and referral patterns in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery: Survey of general surgeons. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2005 Jan.; 9(1):109-114.
  21. Dixon E, Vollmer CM, Sahajpal AK, Cattral MS, Grant DR, Taylor BR, Langer B, Greig PD, Gallinger S. Improved survival with aggressive surgical resection for gallbladder cancer: A twelve-year experience. Annals of Surgery 2005 Mar.; 241(3):385-394.
  22. Bai J, Sui J, Demirjian A, Vollmer CM, Marasco W, Callery MP. Predominant Bcl-XL knockdown disables anti-apoptotic mechanisms: TRAIL-based triple chemotherapy overcomes chemoresistance in pancreatic cancer cells in vitro. Cancer Research. 2005 Mar. 15; 65(6):2344-2352.
  23. Dixon E, Vollmer CM, Sahajpal A, Cattral MS, Grant DR, Taylor BR, Langer B, Gallinger S, Greig PD. Transduodenal resection of peri-ampullary lesions. World Journal of Surgery 2005 May; 29(5):649-652.
  24. Karmali S, Vollmer CM, Bathe O, Pasieka JL, Sutherland F, Dixon E. The current status of hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgical literature. HPB 2005; 7(4):313-315.
  25. Shah SA, Greig PD, Gallinger S, Cattral MS, Dixon E, Kim RD, Taylor BR, Grant DR, Vollmer CM.  Factors associated with early recurrence after resection for HCC and outcomes. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2006 Feb.; 202(2):275-283.
  26. McKay A, Mackenzie S, Sutherland FR, Bathe OF, Doig C, Dort J, Vollmer CM, Dixon E.  Meta-analysis of pancreaticojejunostomy vs. pancreaticogastrostomy reconstruction after pancreaticoduodenectomy. British Journal of Surgery 2006 Aug.; 93(8):929-936.
  27. Vollmer CM, Dixon E, Sahajpal A, Cattral MS, Grant DR, Gallinger S, Taylor BR, Greig PD. Water-jet dissection for parenchymal division during hepatectomy.  HPB 2006; 8(5):377-385.
  28. Pratt W, Maithel SK, Vanounou T, Callery MP, Vollmer CM. Postoperative pancreatic fistulas are not equivalent after proximal, distal and central pancreatic resections. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2006 Nov; 10(9):1264-1279.
  29. Maithel SK, Khalili K, Dixon E, Guindi M, Callery MP, Cattral MS, Taylor BR, Gallinger S, Greig PD, Grant DR, Vollmer CM.  Impact of regional lymph node evaluation in staging patients with periampullary tumors. Annals of Surgical Oncology2007 Jan; 14(1):202-210.
  30. Sahajpal A, Vollmer CM, Dixon E, Chan EK, Wei A, Cattral MS, Taylor B, Grant DR, Greig PD, Gallinger S.  Chemotherapy prior to liver resection for colorectal cancer hepatic metastases does not adversely affect perioperative outcomes. Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 Jan; 95(1): 22-27.
  31. Pratt W, Maithel SK, Vanounou T, Huang Z, Callery MP, Vollmer CM. Clinical and economic validation of the International Study Group of Pancreatic Fistula (ISGPF) Classification Scheme. Annals of Surgery 2007 Mar.; 245(3):443-451.
  32. Vollmer CM, Pratt W, Vanounou T, Maithel SK, Callery MP.  Quality assessment in high-acuity surgery: Volume and mortality are not enough.  Archives of Surgery 2007 Apr.; 142(4):371-380.
  33. Vanounou T, Pratt W, Fischer JE, Vollmer CM, Callery MP.  Deviation based cost modeling (DBCM): A novel model to evaluate the clinical and economic impact of clinical pathways. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2007 Apr.; 204(4):570-579.
  34. Brennan DD, Zamboni G, Sosna J, Callery MP, Vollmer CM, Raptopoulos VD, and Kruskal JB. Virtual Whipple: preoperative surgical planning with volume-rendered MDCT images to identify arterial variants relevant to the Whipple procedure. AJR American Journal of Roentgenology 2007 May; 188(5):W451-455.
  35. Zamboni G, Kruskal JB, Vollmer CM, Baptista J, Callery MP, Raptopoulos VD. Pancreatic adenocarcinoma: Value of multidetector CT angiography in preoperative evaluation. Radiology 2007 Dec; 245(3):770-778.
  36. Maithel SK, Pratt W, Kelleher T, Avigan D, Goldman H, Pfeifer W, Pihan GA, Vollmer CM. Autoimmune pancreatitis in the setting of Castleman’s Disease. Pancreas 2007 Nov; 35(4):384-38.
  37. Vanounou T, Pratt W, Callery MP, Vollmer CM. Selective administration of prophylactic octreotide during pancreatoduodenectomy: A clinical and cost-benefit analysis in low- and high-risk glands. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2007 Oct; 205(4):546-557.
  38. Pratt W, Joseph S, Callery MP, Vollmer CM.  POSSUM accurately predicts morbidity in pancreatic resection. Surgery 2008 Jan; 143(1):8-19.
  39. Pratt W, Callery MP, Vollmer CM. Risk prediction for development of pancreatic fistula utilizing the ISGPF classification Scheme. World Journal of Surgery 2008 Mar; 32(3):419-428.
  40. Schaberg FJ Jr, Doyle MB, Chapman WC, Vollmer CM, Zalieckas JM, Birkett DH, Miner TJ, Mazzaglia PJ.  “Incidental Lesions of the Pancreas” in Incidental Findings at Surgery – Part 1. Current Problems in Surgery, 2008 May; 45(5):325-374.
  41. Pratt W, Steinbrook RA, Maithel SK, Vanounou T, Callery MP, Vollmer CM. Epidural analgesia in pancreaticoduodenectomy: A critical appraisal. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2008 July; 12(7):1207-1220.
  42. Pratt WB, Callery MP, Vollmer CM. Optimal surgical performance attenuates physiologic risk in high-acuity surgery.  Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2008 Nov.; 207(5):717-730.
  43. Sachs T, Pratt WB, Callery MP, Vollmer CM. The incidental asymptomatic pancreatic lesion: Nuisance or threat?  Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2009 Mar.; 13(3):405-415 (Epub Jan 8th, 2009).
  44. Kakoza RM, Vollmer CM, Stuart KE, Takoudes T, Hanto DW. Pancreatic adenocarcinoma in the pregnant patient: A case report and literature review. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2009 Mar; 13(3):535-541 (Epub Sep 25, 2008).
  45. Pratt WB, Vollmer CM, Callery MP. Outcomes in pancreatic resection are negatively influenced by preoperative hospitalization. HPB 2009; 11(1):57-65.
  46. Demirjian AN, Vollmer CM, McDermott DF, Atkins MB, Callery MP.  Refining indications for contemporary surgical treatment of renal cell carcinoma metastatic to the pancreas. HPB 2009; 11(2):150-153.
  47. Vollmer CM. Unexpected identification of gallbladder carcinoma during cholecystectomy. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2009 Nov.; 13(11):2034-2036 (Epub Feb 24, 2009).
  48. Sawhney MS, Devarajan S, O’Farrel P, Cury M, Kundu R, Vollmer CM, Brown A, Chuttani R, Pleskow DK. Comparison of carcinoembryonic antigen and molecular analysis in pancreatic cyst fluid. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2009 May; 69(6):1106-1110(Epub Feb 26, 2009).
  49. Evans DB, Farnell MB, Lillemoe KD, Vollmer CM, Strasberg SM, Schulick RD. Surgical treatment of resectable and borderline resectable pancreas cancer: Expert consensus statement.  Annals of Surgical Oncology 2009 July; 16(7):1736-1744 (Epub Apr 23).
  50. Pratt WB, Callery MP, Vollmer CM. The latent presentation of pancreatic fistulae. British Journal of Surgery 2009 May 11; 96(6):641-649.
  51. Hueman MT, Vollmer CM, Pawlik TM. Evolving treatment strategies for gallbladder cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2009 Aug; 16(8):2101-2115 (Epub June 3rd).
  52. Pratt WB, Gangavati A, Agarwal K, Schreiber R, Lipsitz LA, Callery MP, Vollmer CM. Establishing standards of quality for outcomes of elderly patients undergoing pancreatic resection. Archives of Surgery 2009 Oct; 144(10): 950-956.
  53. Sawhney MS, Al-Bashir S,  Cury MS,  Brown A,  Chuttani R, Pleskow DK, Callery MP, Vollmer CM.  International consensus guidelines for surgical resection of mucinous neoplasms cannot be applied to all cystic lesions of the pancreas. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2009 Dec.; 7(12):1373-1376 (Epub July 1).
  54. McMahon C, Vollmer CM, Goldsmith J, Brown A, Pleskow D, Pedrosa I. An unusual variant of anomalous pancreaticobiliary junction in a patient with pancreas divisum diagnosed with secretin-magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography. Pancreas 2010 Jan.; 39(1):101-104.
  55. Kent TS, Raptopoulos V. Callery MP, Gatum S, Vollmer CM. Escalating computed tomography angiogram (CTA) grade predicts unresectability and margin status for pancreaticobiliary neoplasms. HPB 2010; 12(2):115-112 (Epub Jan 26).
  56. Mahadevan A, Jain S, Goldstein M, Miksad R, Pleskow DK, Sawhney MS, Brennan D, Callery MP, Vollmer CM. Stereotactic body radiotherapy and gemcitabine for locally advanced pancreatic cancer. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology Physics 2010 Nov 1; 78(3):735-742 (Epub 2010 Feb 18).
  57. Odell D, Pratt WB, Callery MP, Vollmer CM. The obstructed pancreatico-biliary drainage limb: Presentation, management and outcomes. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2010 Sep; 14(9):1414-1421 (Epub 2010 Jun 22).
  58. Dimerjian AN, Kent TS, Callery MP, Vollmer CM. The inconsistent nature of symptomatic pancreatico-jejunostomy anastomotic strictures. HPB 2010 Sep.; 12(7):482-487.
  59. Kent TS, Callery MP, Vollmer CM. The Bridge-stent technique for salvage of pancreatico- jejunal anastomotic dehiscences. HPB 2010 Oct; 12(8):577-582. doi: 10.1111/j.1477-2574.2010.00227.x.)
  60. Dubay DA, Sandroussi C, Kachura JR, Ho CS, Beecroft JR, Vollmer CM, Sherman M, Ghanekar A, Guba M, Cattral MS, McGilvray ID, Grant DR, Greig PD. Radiofrequency ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma as a bridge to liver transplantion? HPB 2011 Jan; 13(1):24-32. doi: 10.1111/j.1477-2574.2010.00228.x. Epub 2010 Nov 8.
  61. Kent TS, Vollmer CM, Callery MP. IPMN and the pancreatic incidentaloma. World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2010 2(10):319-323.
  62. Vollmer CM, Newman L, Huang G, Irish J, Hurst J, and Horvath K. Perspectives on intraoperative teaching: Divergence and convergence between learner and teacher. Journal of Surgical Education 2011;68(6) 485-494.
  63. Kent TS, Sachs TE, Callery MP, and Vollmer CM. Readmission after major pancreatic resection: A necessary evil? Journal of the American College of Surgeons Oct;213(4):515-23. Epub 2011 Aug 16.
  64. Kent TS, Vollmer CM, Sachs T, Sanchez N, and Callery MP. Conditional survival for resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma: Better than expected. HPB 2011 13(12):876-80. Epub Sept 16.
  65. Mahadevan A, Miksad R, Goldstein M, Sullivan R, Bullock A,  Buchbinder E, Pleskow D, Sawhney M, Kent T, Vollmer CM, and Callery MP. Induction gemcitabine and stereotactic body radiotherapy (GEM-SBRT-GEM) for locally advanced non-metastatic pancreas cancer. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 2011 Epub Jun 8.
  66. Vollmer CM, Sanchez NJ, Christein JD, Kent TS, and Callery MP. A Root-Cause Analysis of Mortality Following Major Pancreatectomy. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2012 Jan;16(1):89-102; discussion 102-3. Epub 2011 Nov 8.
  67. Nadig S, Goldsmith J, Pedrosa I, Callery MP, and Vollmer CM. Clinical implications of non-neoplastic mucinous cysts of the pancreas. Pancreas 2012 Apr;41(3):441-6. Epub Oct 19, 2011.
  68. Grendar J, Shaheen AA, Myers RP, Parker R, Vollmer CM, Ball CG, Quan ML, Kaplan GG, and Dixon E. Predicting in-hospital mortality in patients undergoing complex gastrointestinal surgery: Determining the optimal risk-adjustment methodology. Archives of Surgery 2012 Feb;147(2):126-35. Epub 2011 Oct 17.
  69. Newman LR, Brodsky DB, Roberts DH, Pelletier SR, Johansson AC, Vollmer CM, Atkins KM, and Schwartzstein RM. Developing expert-derived rating standards for the peer assessment of lectures. Academic Medicine 2012; 87: 356–363.
  70. Kent TS, Gautum S, Callery MP, and Vollmer CM. The burden of infection for elective pancreatic resections. Surgery 2013 Jan;153(1):86-94. Epub June 13, 2012.
  71. Callery MP, Pratt WB, Sanchez N, Kent TS, Chaikof E, and Vollmer CM. A prospectively validated risk score model for pancreatic fistula after pancreaticoduodenectomy. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2013;216(1):1-14. Epub Nov 2, 2012.
  72. Kalish BT, Vollmer CM, Kent TS, Nealon W, Tseng JF, and Callery MP. Quality assessment in pancreatic surgery: What might tomorrow require? Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2013 Jan;17(1):86-93. Epub Nov 6, 2012.
  73. Lewis RS and Vollmer CM. Risk scores and prognostic models in surgery: Pancreas resection as a paradigm. Current Problems in Surgery 2012;49(12):731-95.
  74. Nimhuircheartaigh J, Sun M, Callery MP, Siewert B, Vollmer CM, Kane R. Pancreas surgery: A multidisciplinary assessment of the value of intraoperative ultrasound Radiology 2013 Mar;266(3):945-55. Epub Dec 6 2012
  75. Lewis RS, Drebin JA, Callery MP, Fraker D, Kent TS, Gates J, and Vollmer CM. A contemporary analysis of survival for resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) in the contemporary era. HPB 2013; 15(1):49-60. Epub Sept 24, 2012
  76. Glass CC, Gondek SP, Vollmer CM, Callery MP, and Kent TS. Readmission following pancreatectomy: What can be improved? HPB 2013 Sep;15(9):703-8. Epub Mar 13, 2013.
  77. Sachs TE, Kent TS, Pratt WB, Callery MP, Vollmer CM. The pancreatico-jejunal anastomotic stent: Friend or foe? Surgery 2013 May;153:651-62. Epub Jan 7 2013.
  78. Miller BC, Christein JD, Behrman SW, Callery MP, Kent TS, Pratt WB, Drebin JA, and Vollmer CM. Assessing the impact of fistulas after pancreaticoduodenectomy using the postoperative morbidity index. HPB 2014 Jan;18(1):172-79. Epub Jul 22, 2013.
  79. Miller BC, Christein JD, Behrman SW, Drebin JA, Pratt WB, Callery MP, and Vollmer CM. A multi-institutional external validation of the fistula risk score for pancreatoduodenectomy. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2013. Epub Sept 4, 2013.
  80. VanBuren G, Bloomston M, Hughes S, Winter J, Behrman SW, Zyromski NJ, Vollmer CM, Velanovich V, Riall T,  Muscarella P, Trevino J, Nakeeb A, Schmidt CM, Behrns K, Ellison EC, Barakat O, Perry K, Drebin JA, House M, Abdel-Misih S, Silberfein EJ, Golden S, Brown K, Hodges SE, McElhany A, Issazadeh M, Jo E, Mo Q, and Fisher WE. A randomized prospective multicenter trial of pancreaticoduodenectomy with and without routine intraperitoneal drainage. Annals of Surgery 2014 Apr;259(4):605-12. Epub Dec 26, 2013.
  81. Asbun HJ, Conlon K, Fernandez-Cruz L, Friess H, Shrikhande SV, Adham M, Bassi C, Bockhorn M, Büchler M, Charnley RM, Dervenis C, Fingerhutt A, Gouma DJ, Hartwig W, Imrie C, Izbicki JR, Lillemoe KD, Milicevic M, Montorsi M, Neoptolemos JP, Sandberg AA, Sarr M, Vollmer CM, Yeo CJ, Traverso LW; International Study Group of Pancreatic Surgery. When to perform a pancreaticoduodenectomy in the absence of positive histology? A consensus statement by the International Study Group of Pancreatic Surgery. Surgery 2014;155:887-92. Epub Jan 2, 2014.
  82. Bartlett EK, Wachtel H, Fraker DL, Vollmer CM, Drebin JA, Kelz RR, Karakousis GC, Roses RE. Surgical palliation for pancreatic malignancy: Practice patterns and predictors of morbidity and mortality. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery Epub March 27, 2014.
  83. Hurdle V, Ouellet JF, Dixon E, Howard TJ, Lillemoe KD, Vollmer CM, Sutherland FR, and Ball CG. Does regional variation impact decision making in the management and palliation of pancreatic head adenocarcinoma: Results from an international survey. Canadian Journal of Surgery 2014 (Manuscript in Press).
  84. Hartwig W, Vollmer CM, and the ISGPS Consensus Group. Extended Pancreatectomies for Pancreatic Cancer: A Consensus of the International Study Group for Pancreas Surgery (ISGPS). Surgery. Epub Feb 20, 2014
  85. Tol J, Gouma DJ, Bassi C, Dervenis C, Montorsi M, Adham M, Andren-Sandberg A, Asbun HJ, Bockhorn M, Buchler MW, Conlon KC, Fernandez-Cruz L, Fingerhut A, Friess H, Hartwig W, Izbicki JR, Lillemoe KD, Milicevic MN, Neoptolemous JP, Shrikhande SV, Vollmer CM, Yeo CJ, and Charnley RM. Definition of a Standard Lymphadenectomy in Surgery for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma – A Consensus Statement by the International Study Group on Pancreatic Surgery (ISGPS). Surgery (Manuscript in Press).
  86. Bockhorn M, Uzunoglu FG, Adham M, Imrie C, Milicevic M, Sandberg AA, Asbun HJ, Bassi C, Büchler M,  Charnley RM, Conlon K, Fernandez Cruz L, Dervenis C, Fingerhut A, Fries H, Gouma DJ, M, Hartwig W, Lillemoe KD, Montorsi M, Neoptolemos JP, Shrikhande SV, Takaori K, Traverso LW, Vashist YK, Vollmer CM, Yeo CJ, and  Izbicki JR. Borderline resectable pancreatic cancer – A consensus statement by the International Study Group of Pancreatic Surgery (ISGPS) Surgery 155(6):977-88. Epub Feb 7, 2014.
  87. Brook OR, Brook A, Vollmer CM, Kent TS, Sanchez N, Pedrosa I. Structured reporting of computed tomography angiography of pancreatic masses: Impact on staging and surgical planning. Radiology. (Manuscript in Press).
  88. Lee MK, Lewis RS, Strasberg SM, Hall BL, Allendorf JD, Beane JP, Behrman SW, Callery MP, Christein JD, Drebin JA, Epelboym I, He J, Pitt HA, Winslow E, Wolfgang C, and Vollmer CM. Defining the postoperative morbidity index for distal pancreatectomy. HPB (Manuscript in Press).
  89. Buchholz J, Vollmer CM, Miyasaka KW, Lamarra D, and Aggarwal R. Design, development and implementation of a surgical simulation pathway curriculum for biliary disease. Surgical Endoscopy (Manuscript in Press).
  90. Vollmer CM, Lewis RS, Hall BL, Allendorf JD, Beane JP, Behrman SW, Callery MP, Christein JD, Drebin JA, Epelboym I, He J, Pitt HA, Winslow E, Wolfgang C, and Strasberg SM. Establishing a quantitative benchmark for morbidity in pancreatoduodenectomy using ACS-NSQIP, the Accordion severity grading system and the postoperative morbidity index. Annals of Surgery (Manuscript in Press).
  91. McMillan MT, Fischer WE, Van Buren G, McElhany A, Bloomston M, Hughes SJ, Winter J, Behrman SW, Zyromski NJ, Velanovich V,  Brown K, Morgan KA, and Vollmer CM. The value of drains as a fistula mitigation strategy for pancreatoduodenectomy: something for everyone? Results of a randomized prospective multi-institutional study. JOGS (Manuscript in Press)
  92. McMillan MT, Christein JD, Callery MP, Behrman SW, Drebin JA, Kent TS, Miller BC,  Lewis RS, and Vollmer CM. Prophylactic octreotide for pancreatoduodenectomy: More harm than good? HPB. (Manuscript in Press)
Reviews in Peer Reviewed Research Publications
  1. Dixon E, Vollmer CM, Bathe O, Sutherland F.  Vascular occlusion to reduce blood loss during hepatic resection. American Journal of Surgery 2005; 190:75-86.
  2. Callery MP, Pratt WB, Vollmer CM.  Prevention and management of pancreatic fistula. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2009; 13(1):163-173.
  3. Cannon JW, Callery MP, Vollmer CM. Diagnosis and management of pancreatic pseudocysts: What is the evidence? Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2009; 209(3): 385-393. Epub Jun 18, 2009.
  4. Vollmer CM, Dixon E.  IPMN…Coming of age. World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2010 2(10):299-305.
  5. Lee MK and Vollmer CM. The current state of minimally-invasive distal pancreatectomy. Current Surgery Reports 2013;1(2):106-113. Epub March 19, 2013.
  6. Vollmer CM. The economics of pancreas surgery. Surgery Clinics of North America 2013 Jun;93(3):711-28. Epub Mar 25, 2013.
  7. Datta J and Vollmer CM. Investigational biomarkers for pancreatic adenocarcinoma: Where do we stand? Southern Medical Journal 2014 (Manuscript in Press)
  8. McMillan MT, Vollmer CM. Predictive Factors for Postresection Pancreatic Fistula. Langenbeck’s Archives of Surgery. (Manuscript in Preparation).
Contributions to Peer-Reviewed Clinical Research Publications, Participation Cited but not by Authorship
  1. Reid-Lombardo KM, Farnell MB, Crippa S, Barnett M, Maupin G, Bassi C, Traverso LW and members of the Pancreatic Anastomotic Leak Study Group. Pancreatic anastomotic leakage after pancreaticoduodenectomy in 1507 patients: A report from the pancreatic anastomotic leak study group.  Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2007; 11: 1451-1459.  (Vollmer CM: participant in PALSG)
  2. Pancreatic Disorders: State of the Science and Future Directions The National Pancreas Foundation Pancreas 2007; 35 (3):276-280.  (Vollmer CM: participant in Workshop Study Group)
  3. Dellinger EP, Forsmark CE, Layer P, Levy P, Maravi-Poma E, Petrov MS, Shimosegawa T, Siriwardena AK, Uomo G, Whitcomb DC, and Windsor JA. Determinant-Based Classification of Acute Pancreatitis Severity: An International Multidisciplinary Consultation. Annals of Surgery Epub August 8, 2012 (Vollmer CM: participant in International Multidisciplinary Consultation).
Abstracts (Past 3 Years)
  1. Vollmer CM, Mahadevan A, Kent TS, Callery MP.  Cyberknife radiotherapy extends survival for patients with margin-positive pancreatic cancer. Oral presentation at the 5th Annual Academic Surgical Conference/Society of University Surgeons Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Feb. 5, 2010.
  2. Kent TS, Callery MP, Vollmer CM. The bridge-stent technique for salvage of pancreatico-jejunal anastomotic dehiscences.  Oral presentation to the IHPBA8th World Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Apr. 19, 2010.
  3. Dimerjian AN, Kent TS, Callery MP, Vollmer CM. The unpredictable nature of pancreatico-jejunostomy anastomotic strictures.  Oral presentation to the IHPBA8th World Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Apr. 19, 2010.
  4. Sachs TE, Kent TS, Callery MP, Pratt WB, Vollmer CM. The pancreatico-jejunal anastomotic stent: Friend or foe? Oral presentation at the IHPBA8th World Congress,  Buenos Aires, Argentina, Apr. 21, 2010.
  5. Kent TS, Gautum S, Callery MP, Vollmer CM. The burden of infection for elective pancreatic resections. Oral presentation at The Pancreas Club 44th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, May 2, 2010.
  6. Kent TS, Gautum S, Callery MP, Vollmer CM. The burden of infection for elective pancreatic resections. Poster Presentation at the SSAT51st AnnualMeeting for Digestive Disease Week, New Orleans, LA, May 5, 2010.
  7. Andrews RA, Schneider BE, Soden PA, Pleskow DK, Jones DB, Kent TS, Callery MP, Vollmer CM. Ampullary stenosis: An emerging problem after weight-loss surgery. Oral presentation at the American College of Surgeons 96th Clinical Congress, Washington, DC,  Oct. 4th, 2010.
  8. Kent TS, Sachs TE, Callery MP, Vollmer CM.  Readmission after major pancreatic resection: A necessary evil?  Oral presentation at the American College of Surgeon’s 96th Clinical Congress, Washington, DC, Oct. 6th, 2010.
  9. Sanchez N, Gondek S, Kent TS, Callery MP, Vollmer CM. Marked variance between estimated and calculated blood loss for major pancreatic resections. Oral Presentation at the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Annual Congress, Miami, FL, Mar. 12, 2011.
  10. Kent TS, Sachs T, Sanchez N, Vollmer CM, Callery MP. Conditional survival for resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma: Better than expected. Oral presentation at the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Annual Congress, Miami, FL, Mar. 13, 2011.
  11. Vollmer CM, Newman L, Huang G, Irish J, Hurst J, Horvath K. Perspectives on intraoperative teaching: Divergence between learner and teacher. Oral Presentation at the Association of Program Directors in Surgery (APDS) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, Mar. 25th 2011.
  12. Interdisciplinary team training in simulation to enhance communication and patient safety in the OR. 4th Annual Silverman Institute Symposium on Quality and Safety. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. March 29, 2011.
  13. Vollmer CM, Sanchez NJ, Kent TS, Callery MP. A root-cause analysis of mortality following major pancreatectomy. Oral presentation at the SSAT52nd Annualmeeting for Digestive Disease Week. Chicago, IL. May 10, 2011. Also at The Pancreas Club – 45th Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. May 7, 2011.
  14. Callery MP, Pratt WB, Sanchez N, Kent TS, Chaikof E, and Vollmer CM. A prospectively validated risk score model for pancreatic fistula after pancreaticoduodenectomy. Oral Presentation at the American College of Surgeon’s 97th Annual Meeting; San Francisco, CA October 23, 2011.
  15. Nimhuircheartaigh J, Sun M, Callery MP, Sanchez N, Siewert B, Vollmer CM, Kane R. Value of intra-operative ultrasound for the performance of pancreatic surgery:  a multidisciplinary assessment. Poster presentation at theAmerican Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Annual Congress. Miami, FL March, 2012.
  16. Lewis RS, Drebin JA, Callery MP, Fraker D, Kent TS, Gates J, and Vollmer CM. Dissecting survival for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) in the contemporary era. Oral Presentation at the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Annual Congress. Miami, FL March 10, 2012, and Oral Presentation at the 10th World Congress of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association IHPBA. Paris, France, July 2012.
  17. Gondek S, Glass C, Vollmer CM, Callery MP, and Kent TS. Readmission following pancreatectomy: What can we do better? Oral Presentation at the 10th World Congress of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association IHPBA. Paris, France, July 2012, and the Pancreas Club 46th Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA, May 2012.  Poster presentation at the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Annual Congress. Miami, FL March 9, 2012.
  18. Lewis RS, Drebin JA, Callery MP, Kent, TS, Fraker D, Gates J,  and Vollmer CM. Failure to receive adjuvant therapy following resection for pancreatic cancer: patterns and implications. Poster presentation at the SSAT 53nd Annualmeeting for Digestive Disease Week. San Diego, CA May 22, 2012 and the Pancreas Club 46th Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA, May 18, 2012.
  19. Kalish BT, Vollmer CM, Kent TS, Nealon W, Tseng JF, and Callery MP. Quality assessment in pancreatic surgery: What might tomorrow require? Oral Presentation at the SSAT 53nd Annualmeeting for Digestive Disease Week. San Diego, CA May 2012 and the Pancreas Club 46th Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA, May 2012.
  20. Lewis RS, Drebin JA, Callery MP, Kent, TS, Fraker D, Gates J, and Vollmer CM. Extending the criteria for surgery on “Unresectable” pancreatic cancer. Poster presentation at the 10th World Congress of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association IHPBA. Paris, France, July 2012.
  21. Brook OR, Brook A, Vollmer CM, Kent T, Sanchez N, and Pedrosa I. Structured vs. non-structured reporting for pancreatic CTA. Accepted as an oral presentation at the Radiologic Society of North America annual meeting Chicago, IL, November, 2012. Dr. O Brook is the recipient of the RSNA Trainee Research Prize.
  22. Vollmer CM, Lewis RS, Callery MP, Fraker D, Gates J, and Drebin JA. Resected Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) with favorable prognosis: Is adjuvant therapy beneficial? Oral Presentation at the Society of University Surgeons/8th Annual Academic Surgical Conference; New Orleans, LA, Feb 6, 2013.
  23. Miller B, Christein J, Callery MP, Kent TS, Pratt W, Drebin JA, and Vollmer CM. Assessing the impact of fistulas after pancreaticoduodenectomy using the postoperative morbidity index (PMI). Oral Presentation at the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Annual Congress. Miami, FL February 24, 2013.
  24. Mazer LM, Vollmer CM, Callery MP, and Kent TS. Predictors of initiation and completion of adjuvant therapy after surgical resection for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Oral Presentation at the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Annual Congress. Miami, FL Feb 24, 2013.
  25. Miller B, Christein JD, Behrman S, Drebin JA, Pratt WB, Callery MP, and Vollmer CM. A multicenter external validation of the fistula risk score for pancreatoduodenectomy. Oral Presentation the 28th Annual SSAT Resident’s Research Conference, Orlando, FL May 17, 2013; and the SSAT 54nd Annual Meeting for Digestive Disease Week, Orlando, FL May 20, 2013; and the Pancreas Club 47th Annual Meeting Orlando, FL May 18, 2013.
  26. Vollmer CM, Lewis RS, Hall BL, Allendorf JD, Beane JP, Behrman SW, Callery MP, Christein JD, Drebin JA, Epelboym I, He J, Pitt HA, Winslow E, Wolfgang C, and Strasberg SM. Comparing the impact of complications after major pancreatectomies using the postoperative morbidity index. Oral Presentation at the Pancreas Club 47th Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL May 2013.
  27. Miller B, Christein J, Behrman SW, Callery MP, Kent TS, Pratt W, Drebin JA, and Vollmer CM. Assessing the impact of fistulas after pancreaticoduodenectomy using quantitative severity weighting. Poster Presentation at the Pancreas Club 47th Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL May 18, 2013.
  28. Vollmer CM, Lewis RS, Hall BL, Allendorf JD, Beane JP, Behrman SW, Callery MP, Christein JD, Drebin JA, Epelboym I, He J, Pitt HA, Winslow E, Wolfgang C, and Strasberg SM. Establishment of the postoperative morbidity index for pancreatectomy Using ACS –NSQIP and the Modified Accordion system. Oral Presentation at the Annual ACS-NSQIP Conference. San Diego, CA July, 15 2013.
  29. Vollmer CM, Lewis RS, Hall BL, Allendorf JD, Beane JP, Behrman SW, Callery MP, Christein JD, Drebin JA, Epelboym I, He J, Pitt HA, Winslow E, Wolfgang C, and Strasberg SM. Establishing a quantitative benchmark for morbidity in pancreatoduodenectomy using ACS -NSQIP, the accordion severity grading system and the postoperative morbidity index. Oral Presentation at the American College of Surgeons 99th Annual Congress, Washington, DC October 8, 2013.
  30. McMillan MT, Miller BC, Behrman SW, Christein JD, Callery MP, Kent TS, Lewis RS Drebin JA, and Vollmer CM. Comparing the Burden of Fistulas for Proximal and Distal Pancreatic Resections Using the Postoperative Morbidity Index. Oral Presentation at the Society of University Surgeons/8th Annual Academic Surgical Congress. San Diego, CA. February 6, 2014.
  31. McMillan MT, Christein JD, Callery MP, Behrman SW, Kent TS, Drebin JA, Miller BC, Lewis RS, and Vollmer CM. Prophylactic Octreotide for Pancreatoduodenectomy: More Harm than Good? Oral Plenary presentation at the11th World Congress of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association IHPBA. Seoul, Korea. March 24, 2014. Oral Presentation at the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Annual Congress. Miami, FL, Feb 19, 2014. Also submitted to the Pancreas Club 48th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 2014.
  32. Lee MK, Lewis RS, Strasberg SM, Hall BL, Allendorf JD, Beane JP, Behrman SW, Callery MP, Christein JD, Drebin JA, Epelboym I, He J, Pitt HA, Winslow E, Wolfgang C, and Vollmer CM. Defining the Postoperative Morbidity Index for Distal Pancreatectomy. Oral Presentation at the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Annual Congress. Miami, FL, Feb 19, 2014.
  33. Abbasi A, Lo R, Moser AJ, Tseng JF, Vollmer CM, Callery MP, and Kent TS. Role of Surgical Palliation in Patients with Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Oral Poster Presentation at  the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) Annual Congress. Miami, FL, Feb 2014.
  34. Lewis RS, Drebin JA, Fraker DL, and Vollmer CM. A Comprehensive Assessment of Neoadjuvant Therapy for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: Results from the National Cancer Database (NCDB). Oral Presentation at the Pancreas Club 48th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 2, 2014, and Poster Presentation at the Society of Surgical Oncology SSO 67th Annual Cancer Symposium. Phoenix, AZ, March 2014.
  35. Buchholz J, Vollmer CM, Miyasaka K,  LaMarra D, Williams NN, Morris JB, and Aggarwal R. The successful development and implementation of a novel, biliary surgical simulation pathway training curriculum. Oral Presentation at the SAGES Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT, April 4, 2014.
  36. McMillan MT, Fischer W, Vollmer CM, and the Pancreas Drain Study Group. The Value of Drains as a Fistula Mitigation Strategy for Pancreatoduodenectomy: Something for Everyone? Results of a Randomized Prospective Multi-Institutional Study. Oral presentation at the 29th Annual SSAT Resident’s Research Conference, Chicago, IL, May 2 2014; and the SSAT 55th Annual Meeting for Digestive Disease Week. Chicago, IL, May 4, 2014; and the Pancreas Club 48th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 3, 2014.
  37. Vollmer CM, McMillan MT, Soi S, Miller BC, and the Pancreas Fistula Assessment Group. Risk-Adjusted Outcomes of Clinically-Relevant Postoperative Fistula Following Pancreatoduodenectomy: A Model for Evaluating Performance. Oral Presentation at the Pancreas Club 48th Annual Meeting Chicago, IL May 3 2014.
  38. Datta J, Lewis RS, Strasberg S, Hall BL, Allendorf JD, Beane JP, Behrman SW, Callery MP, Christein JD, Drebin JA, Epelboym I, He J, Pitt HA, Winslow E, Wolfgang C, and Vollmer CM. Quantifying the Burden of Perioperative Complications Following Total Pancreatectomy Using the Postoperative Morbidity Index: A Multi-Institutional Perspective. Poster of Distinction at the Pancreas Club 48th Annual Meeting Chicago, IL May 3, 2014, and Poster Presentation at the SSAT 55th Annual Meeting for Digestive Disease Week. Chicago, IL, May 5, 2014.
  39. Lewis RS, Drebin JA, Fraker DL, and Vollmer CM. A national perspective on invasive IPMN. Oral Presentation at the Pancreas Club 48th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May, 3 2014, and Poster Presentation at the SSAT 55th Annual Meeting for Digestive Disease Week. Chicago, IL, May 5, 2014.
  40. Jin DX, Furth EE, Small AJ, Fraint EM, Shah PM, Chandrasekhara V, Ginsberg GG, Kochman ML, Vollmer CM, and Ahmad NA. Cyst Size is Not Associated with Malignancy in Mucinous Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas. Poster presentation at  the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL; May 2014.
  41. Miyasaka K,  Vollmer CM, Buchholz J, LaMarra D, Williams NN, Morris JB, and Aggarwal R. A novel pathway-based simulation training curriculum for biliary surgery. Oral presentation at the International Conference on Surgical Education and Training (ICOSET) annual meeting. Harrogate, England; April 30, 2014.
  42. Miyasaka K, Vollmer CM, Buchholz J, LaMarra D, and Aggarwal R. A pathway-based simulation training curriculum for biliary disease. Submitted to the American College of Surgeons 100th Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA; October, 26-30,  2014.
  43. Matthew T. McMillan, Sameer Soi, the Pancreatic Fistula Study Group, and Charles M. Vollmer. Performance evaluation of complication management: Assessing the severity of clinically-relevant fistula following pancreatoduodenectomy. Submitted to the American College of Surgeons 100th Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA; October 26-30, 2014.
  44. Sadri N, Edwards B, Ahmad N,Jhala D, Vollmer CM, Chandresekhara V, and Jhala N. Multiprobe FISH on Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Diagnosed by EUS-FNA of the Pancreas:  A Validation Study. Submitted to the American Society of Cytopathology Annual Meeting. Dallas, November 14-17, 2014.
Editorials, Chapters & Participation in Committee Reports
  1. Vollmer CM, Lowell JA.  Nutrition.  In Doherty, GM, Meko BM, Olson JA, Peplinski GR, Worrall NK (eds.): Washington Manual of Surgery, 2nd Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999, 10-24.
  2. Strasberg SM, Vollmer CM.  Acute cholecystitis.  In Cameron JL (ed.): Current Surgical Therapy, 7th Edition. St. Louis: Mosby, 2001, 423-434.
  3. Vollmer CM, Strasberg SM.  Surgical diseases of the liver.  In Doherty GM, Lowney J, Mason J, Reznick S, Smith M (eds.): Washington Manual of Surgery, 3rd Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002, 307-321.
  4. Vollmer CM, Strasberg SM.  The biliary tract.  In Doherty GM, Lowney J, Mason J, Reznick S, Smith M (eds.): Washington Manual of Surgery, 3rd Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002, 322-337.
  5. Vollmer CM, Callery MP. Commentary on Chapter 14 “Laparoscopic Staging” by Tucker ON, Conlon KC.  [Editorial] In Von Hoff DD, Evans DB, Hruban RH (eds.): Pancreatic Cancer.  Boston: Jones & Bartlett, 2004, 222-223.
  6. Shah SA, Vollmer CM, Callery MP. Reoperative pancreaticoduodenal surgery.  In Callery MP (ed.): Handbook of Reoperative Surgery, 1st Edition. Malden, MA:Blackwell Pub., 2005, 115-134.
  7. Callery MP, Vollmer CM. Ultrasonography by surgeons.  In Fischer JE (ed.): Mastery of Surgery, 5th Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006, 166-179.
  8. Vollmer CM. Necrosectomy for acute necrotizing pancreatitis. In Fischer JE (ed.): Mastery of Surgery, 5th Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006, 1268-1276.
  9. Vollmer CM. Biliary bypass. [Editorial] In Jones DB, Maithel SK, Schneider BE (eds.): Atlas of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Woodbury, CT: Cine-Med Inc., 2006, 95-97.
  10. Vollmer CM, Pratt W, Callery MP. Response to Letter to the Editor regarding “Clinical and Economic Validation of the International Study Group of Pancreatic Fistula (ISGPF) Classification Scheme.” Annals of Surgery 2007; 246(5): 910.
  11. Vollmer CM, Callery MP. Biliary injury following laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Why still a problem? Selected Summary for Gastroenterology 2007; 133:1039-1041.
  12. Ross P, Vollmer CM, Goldsmith J, Pedrosa I, Sawhney M, Brown A, Callery MP. Non-dysplastic mucinous cysts (NDMC) of the pancreas.  Proceedings of Pancreas Cancer 2008. Published in Pancreatology 2008; 8:159–192.
  13. Mahadevan A, Goldstein M, Jain S, Callery MP, Vollmer CM. Cyberknife radiosurgery for pancreatic cancer. Proceedings of Pancreas Cancer 2008. Published in Pancreatology 2008; 8:159–192.
  14. Pratt W, Callery MP, Vollmer CM. Predictive risk factors for development of pancreatic fistula utilizing the ISGPF Classification Scheme. Proceedings of Pancreas Cancer 2008. Published in Pancreatology 2008; 8:159–192.
  15. Maithel S, Vollmer CM. What is the best approach to nutrition for acute pancreatitis? Chap. 6 in Tenner S, Brown A, Gress F (ed.): Curbside Consultation for the Pancreas: 49 Clinical Questions. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc., 2009, 25-28.
  16. Maithel S, Vollmer CM. How do I evaluate for and treat patients with autoimmune pancreatitis?  Chap. 49 in Tenner S, Brown A, Gress F (eds.): Curbside Consultation for the Pancreas: 49 Clinical Questions. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc., 2009, 237-240.
  17. Vollmer CM, Kent TS, Callery MP.  Unusual pancreatic tumors.  In Cameron JL (ed.): Current Surgical Therapy, 10th Edition. St. Louis: Mosby, 2010, 444-449.
  18. Vollmer CM, Mahadevan A, Kent TS, Callery MP. Cyberknife radiotherapy extends survival for patients with margin-positive pancreatic cancer. Proceedings of Academic Surgical Congress/Society of University Surgeons Meeting 2010. Published in Journal of Surgical Research 2010; 158(2):396-397.
  19. Vollmer CM, Callery MP. Open surgical approaches to pancreatic pseudocyst drainage. In Adams RB (ed.): Atlas of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, 1st Edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier, (in press).
  20. Nadag S, Vollmer CM. Post-cholecystectomy problems.  In Jarnigan W (ed.): Blumgart’s Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract, and Pancreas, 5th Edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Saunders, 2012.
  21. Vollmer CM. Incidentally, it’s still cancer. Invited critique of “Implications of incidentally-discovered nonfunctioning pancreatic endocrine tumors: Short and long-term outcomes in 139 resected patients". Archives of Surgery 2011; 146(5):539
  22. Macke RA, and Vollmer CM. Biliary Disease. In Goldfarb M, Gromski M, Hurst JM, Jones DB, eds. Pocket Surgery. First Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2011. (In Press)
  23. Brady CM, Vollmer CM. and Maithel SK. Common Bile Duct Exploration. In Jones D, Andrews R, Critchlow J, and Schneider B (ed.): Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy, Therapeutic Endoscopy, and NOTES. London: JP Medical Ltd (In Press).
  24. Datta, J and Vollmer CM. Pancreas Cancer. In Zyromski NJ, ed. Handbook of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery. First Edition. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2013. (In Press)
  25. Vollmer CM. Pancreaticoduodenectomy: Pancreaticojejunostomy. In Mulholland M, Albo D, Englesbe M, Hawn M, Hughes S, Sabel M, and Dalman R, eds. Operative Techniques in Surgery. First Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014 (In Press)
  26. Vollmer CM and Drebin JA. Open Distal Pancreatectomy. In Howe J. ed. Atlas of Endocrine Surgery. First Edition. Springer, 2014. (In Press)
  27. Datta J, and Vollmer CM. Pancreas. In Roses R. ed. The Surgical Review. 4th Edition
  28. Hernandez J, and Vollmer CM. Cystic Tumors of the Pancreas. In Spanish Text of HPB Surgery. 1st Edition
  29. Bartlett EK, and Vollmer CM. The Classification and Injury Patterns of Common Bile Duct Injury During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. In Dixon E, Vollmer CM, May G ed. Comprehensive Management of Benign Biliary Stenosis and Injury. 1st Edition.
Alternative Media
  1. Vollmer CM, Dixon E, Cattral MS, Grant DR, Taylor BR, Gallinger S, Greig PD. Demon-stration of the hydro-jet technique for hepatic parenchymal dissection. Video Presentation at the 4th Biennial Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Congress. Miami Beach, FL, Feb. 2003.
  2. Villegas L, Walcott R, Claros L, Vollmer CM. Retrograde laparoscopic cholecystectomy for xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis. Video Presentation at the 7th American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Annual Congress, Miami, FL, Mar. 11, 2006.
  3. Afdhal NF, Vollmer CM. Complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy.  In Rose BD (ed.): UpToDate, Waltham, MA, published on-line, 2006 - present.
  4. Vollmer CM.  Surgical treatment of esophageal cancer.  Patient care guidelines revised for the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT); published in Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2007; 11:1216-18. http://www.ssat.com/cgi-bin/esoph.cgi
  5. Vollmer CM.  Cystic neoplasms of the pancreas.  Patient care guidelines developed for Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT); published in Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2007; 11:1225-1227. http://www.ssat.com/cgi-bin/guidelines_cysticneoplasmsofpancreas_en.cgi
  6. Vollmer CM.  Surgical repair of incisional hernias.  Patient care guidelines revised for the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT); published in Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2007; 11:1231-1232. http://www.ssat.com/cgi-bin/incisionalhernia.cgi
  7. Kent TS, Pedrosa I, Sheth S, Brown A, Callery MP, Vollmer CM. Functional MR imaging of pancreatic disease. Video presentation at the SSAT meeting for Digestive Disease Week 2008, San Diego, CA, May 19, 2008.
  8. Vollmer CM.  Appendicitis.  Patient care guidelines developed for Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) 2008. http://www.ssat.com/cgi-bin/guidelines-appendicitis-en.cgi
  9. Zakko SF, Afdhal NF, Vollmer CM. Treatment of acute cholecystitis. In: UpToDate, Rose, BD (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, published on-line, 2011 - present.
 
Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies
2012 Honorary Member of the Chilean Surgical Society
 
2011 - present  Elected by peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America
 
2011 Nominee, Charles McCabe Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Yrs 3 &4)
Harvard Medical School
 
2010 The BIDMC Academy of Medical Educators, Senior Member
 
2010 The Academy at Harvard Medical School, Member
 
2010 George W. Starkey “Excellence in Teaching” Award
Department of Surgery -Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
 
2008 Karen and Josef E. Fischer International Traveling Fellow
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)
 
2008 Nominee for 2007-2008 Excellence in Mentoring Award, Harvard Medical School
 
2007 Nominee for 2006-2007 Excellence in Mentoring Award, Harvard Medical School
 
2007 Local Nominee for AAMC National Humanism in Medicine Award, Harvard Medical School
 
2007 Kay Senior Fellow in Medical Education, Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/ Harvard Medical School
 
2006 Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education, Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/ Harvard Medical School
 
2005 Nominee, Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Years 3 & 4), Harvard Medical School
 
2005 The Resource Faculty, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
 
2005 The Academy at Harvard Medical School, Associate Member
 
2002 AHPBA / Ethicon Research Fellowship Award
American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
 
2001 Alpha Omega Alpha, Washington University Chapter
 
2001 Distinguished Service Teaching Award, Washington University School of Medicine
Class of 2002
 
2000 Distinguished Service Teaching Award, Washington University School of Medicine
Class of 2001
 
1993 President, John H. Gibbon Jr. Surgical Society, Jefferson Medical College
 
1992 James Ewing Student Research Fellowship, Society of Surgical Oncology
 
1991 St. George Medical Society Fellowship, American Cancer Society

Dr. Charles Vollmer

 
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