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Ann C. Gaffey, 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. Gaffey is currently a second year General Surgery Resident.

2011 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
2007 - 2011 M.D.
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC
2002 - 2006 B.A. in Chemistry and Religion
Wellesley College
Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • Sigma Xi
  • Association for Women Surgeons

10/2009 – 05/2011
Georgetown University, Wound Healing Center, Washington, DC
Research Assistant, Rhonda S. Cornell
Investigated the optimal time frame between revascularization surgery and limb salvage surgery and evaluation of a temporary skin substitute in the postoperative treatment of split-thickness skin graft donor site

08/2005 – 05/2006
Wellesley College, Chemistry Department
Thesis Student, Nolan T. Flynn
Investigated the use of gold nanoparticles as a scaffold for surface coatings with the property to suppress the nonspecific absorption of proteins for the development of non-fouling surfaces.

08/2003 – 08/2005
Wellesley College, Chemistry Department
Research Assistant, Nolan T. Flynn
Synthesized stimuli-responsive hydrogels infused with metal nanoparticles and characterized the systems using spectroscopic techniques. Investigated the applications of these materials as a drug delivery tool.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles/Abstracts
  1. Griest AP, Walpole J, Liu R, Gaffey A, Colson YL, Grinstaff MW. Expansile Nanoparticales: Synthesis, Characterization, and in Vivo Efficacy of an Acid-Responsive Polymeric Drug Delivery System. J Am Chem Soc 2009 Feb 25; 131 (7):2469-71.
  2. David EA, Gaffey AC, Marshall BM. Modified French Window Thoracotomy for Exposure of the Anterior Thoracic Spine. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011 Apr;12(4):523.
  3. Gaffey AC, Cornell RS, Steinberg JS. Novel application of a well-established indicator for surgical debridement of chronic wounds.: Podiatry Manage, Jan2011, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p149-154.
  4. Gaffey AC, David EA, Marshall BM. Surgical Resection for Symptomatic Mediastinal Recurrence. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Apr;91(4):e54-6.
Poster Presentation
  1. Gaffey A, Flynn N. (2006, March). Surface Modification Using Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles. Poster presented at:
    American Chemical Society National Meeting,; Atlanta, GA.
  2. Southard E., Griest A., Gaffey A., Liu R., Grinstaff M., Colson Y. (2008, February). Prevention of Locoregional
    Growth of Mesothelioma with Drug-Eluting Dynamic Nanoparticles. Poster presented at: 3rd Annual Academic
    Surgical Congress; Huntington Beach, CA.
  3. Walpole J., Griest A., Gaffey A., Grinstaff M., Colson Y. (2008, June). Expansile Paclitaxel-Loaded Nanoparticles
    Prevent Growth of Lung Cancer in Vivo. Poster presented at: American Society of Clinical Oncology; Chicago, IL.

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