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Brett L. Ecker, M.D.
General Surgery Resident

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

Administrative Telephone: 215-662-6156

Contact Information (internal use only)

Brett.Ecker@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Ecker is a PGY-3 Categorical General Surgery Resident.  He plans to pursue an academic career in Surgical Oncology, with a focus in HPB oncology.

 

 

 
Appointments
2013 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Education/Training
2009 - 2013 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, M.D. with Distinction in Research
 
2005 - 2009 Brown University, B.A. Philosophy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Memberships/Societies
2012 - present AOA
 
2012 - present American College of Surgeons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Research
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Publications
 
Original Papers
  1. Ecker BL, McMillan MT, Datta J, Fraker DL, Karakousis GC, Roses RE. Efficacy of Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Small Bowel Adenocarcinoma: A Propensity Score-matched Analysis. (in preparation)
  2. Ecker BL, McMillan MT, Datta J, Fraker DL, Karakousis GC, Roses RE. Lymph Node Evaluation and Survival after Curative Resection of Small Bowel Adenocarcinoma: The Role of Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Understaged Patients. (in preparation)
  3. Ecker BL, Simmons KD, Zaheer S, Poe SC, Bartlett EK, Drebin JA, Fraker DL, Kelz RR, Roses RE, Karakousis GK. Blood Transfusion in Major Abdominal Surgery for Malignancy: A Trend Analysis using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. JAMA Surg. (under review)
  4. Ecker BL, J Datta, McMillan MT, Poe SC, Drebin JA, Fraker DL, Dempsey DT, Karakousis GC, Roses RE. Minimally Invasive Gastrectomy for Gastric Adenocarcinoma in the United States: Utilization and Short-Term Oncologic Outcomes. J Surg Oncol. (under review)
  5. Concors, SJ, Ecker BL, Maduka R, Furukawa A, Raper SE, Dempsey DT, Williams NN, Dumon KR. Complications and Surveillance after Bariatric Surgery. Curr Treat Options Neurol. (under review)
  6. Ecker BL*, Savulionyte G*, Datta J, Dumon K, Williams NN, Kucharczuk JC, Dempsey DT. Laparoscopic Transhiatal Esophagectomy Improves Hospital Outcomes and Reduces Cost: A Single-Institution Cohort Analysis of Laparoscopic and Open Techniques. Surg Endosc. (accepted)
  7. Ecker BL, Maduka R, Ramdon A, Dempsey DT, Dumon KR, Williams NN. Resident Education in Robotic-assisted Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy: Outcomes and Cost-Analysis of 411 consecutive cases. Surg Obes Relat Dis. (accepted)
  8. Kannan U, Ecker BL, Choudhury R, Dempsey DT, Williams NN, Dumon KR. Robot-assisted vs laparoscopic-assisted sleeve gastrectomy:  A pilot study with the stepwise education model. Surg Obes Relat Dis. (accepted)
  9. Ecker BL*, Paulson EC*, Datta J, Jeganathan AN, Aarons C, Kelz RR, Mahmoud NN. Lymph Node Identification Following Neoadjuvant Therapy in Rectal Cancer: A Stage-Stratified Analysis using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare Database. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Aug 6. [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Ecker BL, Kuo L, Simmons KD, Fischer JP, Morris JB, Kelz RR. Laparoscopic versus Open Ventral Hernia Repair: Longitudinal Outcomes and Cost Analysis Using State-wide Claims Data. Surg Endosc. 2015 Jun 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Datta J, McMillan MT, Ecker BL, Mamtani R, Plastaras JP, Fraker DL, Drebin JA, Karakousis GC, Roses RE. Implications of Lymph Node Staging on Selection of Adjuvant Therapy for Gastric Cancer in the United States: A Propensity Score-Matched Analysis. Ann Surg. 2015 Jul 1. [Epub ahead of print]
  12. Ecker BL, Dempsey DT. Letter to the Editor in Response to "Impact of Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation on Lymph Node Status in Esophageal Cancer." Ann Surg. 2015 Apr 24. [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Ecker BL, Bartlett EK, Hoffman RL, Karakousis GC, Roses RE, Morris JB, Kelz RR. Hernia Repair in the Presence of Ascites. J Surg Res. 2014 Aug;190(2):471-7.
  14. Chu EW*, Ecker BL*, Garg M, Divino CM. The Surgical Management of Active Ulcerative Colitis Complicated by Clostridium Difficile Infection. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Feb;17(2):392-6.
  15. Ecker BL, Chu EW, Garg M, Divino CM. Pancreatic Cancer: Surgical Progress and Future Management. Journal of Surgical Radiology. 2012 Oct 1;3(4), 244- 253
Abstracts
  1. Ecker BL, McMillan MT, Datta J, Fraker DL, Karakousis GC, Roses RE. Efficacy of Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Small Bowel Adenocarcinoma: A Propensity Score-matched Analysis. Academic Surgical Congress Annual Meeting, February 2016 (under review)
  2. Ecker BL, Simmons KD, Poe SL, Bartlett EK, Fraker DL, Kelz RR, Roses RE, Karakousis GC. Blood Transfusion in Major Abdominal Surgery for Malignancy: A Trend Analysis using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. ACS Clinical Congress, October 2015. (POSTER)
  3. Ecker BL, Paulson EC, Datta J, Jeganathan AN, Aarons C, Kelz RR, Mahmoud NN. Lymph Node Identification Following Neoadjuvant Therapy in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer: Do Numbers Matter? ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting, May 2015. (POSTER)
  4. Ecker BL, Kuo L, Simmons KD, Fischer JP, Morris JB, Kelz RR. Laparoscopic versus Open Ventral Hernia Repair: Longitudinal Outcomes and Cost Analysis Using State-wide Claims Data. Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2015. (PODIUM)
  5. Ecker BL, Maduka R, Ramdon A, Dempsey DT, Dumon KR, Williams NN. Robotic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy: Outcomes and Cost-Analysis of 411 cases. Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2015. (POSTER)
  6. Ecker BL, Savulionyte G, Datta J, Dumon K, Williams NN, Kucharczuk JC, Dempsey DT. Laparoscopic Transhiatal Esophagectomy Improves Hospital Outcomes and Reduces Cost: A Single-Institution Cohort Analysis of Laparoscopic and Open Techniques. Society of Surgical Oncology 68th Annual Cancer Symposium, March 2015. (POSTER)
  7. Datta J, McMillan MT, Ecker BL, Mamtani R, Plastaras JP, Fraker DL, Drebin JA, Karakousis GC, Roses RE. Improved Survival with Adjuvant Chemoradiotherapy Versus Chemotherapy Alone in Resected Gastric Cancer in the United States: A Propensity Matched Analysis. Society of Surgical Oncology 68th Annual Cancer Symposium, March 2015. (POSTER)
  8. Ecker BL, Paulson EC, Datta J, Jeganathan AN, Aarons C, Kelz RR, Mahmoud NN. Lymph Node Identification Following Neoadjuvant Therapy in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer: Do Numbers Matter? Philadelphia Academy of Surgeons Annual Resident Paper Competition, February 2015. (POSTER)
  9. Ecker BL, Shi E, Prigoff J, Divino CM. Ulcerative Colitis and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: Outcomes of Patients Undergoing General Surgical Procedures. American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting; Chicago, IL, Sept 2012 (POSTER)
  10. Anandaraja N, Awosogba T, Ecker BL, Ganley C, Roden D, Sparrow C, Williams E, Zimmerman J, Hahn S. Survey of Practices in Pregnancy for Traditional Birth Attendant and Bicycle Ambulance Program in Rural Communities in Mozambique. Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Annual Meeting; Quebec, Canada, Nov 2011. (POSTER)
 
Awards
2015 Penn Center for Surgical Excellence Award, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
 
2015 Top Gun Award, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
 
2014 Penn Center for Surgical Excellence Award, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
 
2014 Top Gun Award, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
 
2013 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society, Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai
 
2013 Mrs. David A. Dreiling Surgery Prize, Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai
 
2013 Distinction in Research, Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

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