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Brett L. Ecker, 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. Ecker  is a PGY-2 Categorical General Surgery Resident.  He plans to pursue an academic career in Surgical Oncology, with a special focus in HPB oncology.


2013 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
2009 - 2013 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, M.D. with Distinction in Research
2005 - 2009 Brown University, B.A. Philosophy
2012 - present AOA
2012 - present American College of Surgeons
Original Papers
  1. 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.
  2. Datta J, McMillan MT, Ecker BL, Mamtani R, Stripp D, Plastaras JL, Fraker DL, Drebin JA, Giantonio BJ, Karakousis GC, Roses RE. Adequacy of Lymph Node Staging Should Inform Selection of Adjuvant Chemoradiotherapy versus Chemotherapy Alone in Gastric Cancer: A Propensity-Matched Analysis. Ann Oncol (in preparation)
  3. Ecker BL, Chu EW*, 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.
  4. Ecker BL, Chu EW, Garg M, Divino CM. Pancreatic Cancer: Surgical Progress and Future Management. Journal of Surgical Radiology. 2013 April; Publication Status: Accepted.
  1. 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 (accepted)
  2. 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 (accepted)
  3. Ecker BL, Maduka R, Ramdon A, Dempsey DT, Dumon KR, Williams NN. Robotic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy: Outcomes and Cost-Analysis of 411 cases. SAGES 2015 Annual Meeting, April 2015 (submitted).
  4. Ecker BL, Kuo LE, Simmons KD, Fischer J, Morris JB, Kelz RR. Laparoscopic versus Open Ventral Hernia Repair: One-year Outcomes and Cost Analysis Using State-wide Claims Data. SAGES 2015 Annual Meeting, April 2015 (submitted).
  5. 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. September 2012.
  6. 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. November 2011.
  7. Ecker BL, Marmolejo N, Jones LB. An Animal Model for the Development of Schizophrenia. New York Academy of Sciences Research Symposium; New York, NY. August 2004.

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