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Danielle Denise Spragan, M.D.
General Surgery Resident

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Department of Surgery
4 Maloney
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Administrative Telephone: 215-662-6156

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Dr. Spragan is currently a PGY-3, interested in academic cardiac surgery.

2011 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
2007 - 2011 M.D.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1999 - 2003 B.A. in Psychology
Stanford University
Palo Alto, California
  • American College of Surgeons

07/2008 – 08/2008
University of Pennsylvania, Agnew Summer Scholars Program, Philadelphia, PA
Summer scholar, Dr. Joseph Bavaria
Investigated the rates of structural valve deterioration in patients under 60 years of age receiving two different types of bioprosthetic values.

09/2004 – 06/2007
Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Philadelphia, PA
Research Coordinator, Dr. Myles Faith
Participated in a 14-year longitudinal study of 72 children whose mothers had varying pre-pregnancy BMIs. Study dedicated to deciphering the contribution of genetics and environment on rates of childhood obesity.

  1. Kral TVE, Stunkard AJ, Berkowitz RI, Stallings VA, Brown DD, Faith MS (2007). Dietary energy density increases during early childhood irrespective of familial disposition to obesity: results from a prospective cohort study. Int J Obes, 31(7):1061-7.
  2. Kral TVE, Stunkard AJ, Berkowitz RI, Stallings VA, Brown DD, Faith MS (2007). Daily food intake in relation to dietary energy density in the free-living environment: a prospective analysis of children born at different risk of obesity. Amer J Clin Nutr, 86(1):41-7.
  3. Desai ND, McCarthy F, Moser W, Szeto WY, Zeeshan A, Brown D (2011). Durability of porcine bioroots in younger patients with aortic root pathology: a compensity matched comparison with composite mechanical roots. Ann Thorac Surg, 92 (6): 2054-60.

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