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Rebecca L. Hoffman, 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)

Rebecca.Hoffman@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Rebecca is a PGY6 General Surgery resident interested in pursuing a career in surgical oncology. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology through the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and is obtaining a certificate in Healthcare Leadership in Quality. Her clinical interests include cancer of the GI tract, as well as general surgery. Her research interests include how systems and processes of care contribute to surgical oncology outcomes, resident/medical student education and healthcare quality and patient safety in surgery. Her research mentor is Rachel Kelz, MD, MSCE. Outside of work, she enjoys watching baseball, kayaking and playing in the outdoors.

 
Appointments
2014- present Resident Representative, American College of Surgeons Committee on Education
 
2013 - present Postdoctoral Researcher
 
2010 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
 
 
 
 
 
 
Education/Training
2015 - 2016 Certificate of Medical Education
 
2013 - 2015 Masters of Science in Clincal Epidemiology, CCEB
Perelman School of Medicine at the Univeristy of Pennsylvania
 
2011 - present Resident, General Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
 
2010 - 2011 Intern, General Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
 
2006 - 2010 MD – University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2001 - 2005 BS in Chemistry – Haverford College
Haverford, Pennsylvania
 
Memberships/Societies
National Societies
2015 - 2016 Resident Representative, Metropolitan Philadelphia ACS Council
 
2014 - 2015 Vice Chair, RAS-ACS Education Subcommittee
 
2012 - present Member, Association for Surgical Education
 
2011 - present Resident Member
Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons
 
2006 - 2010 American Medical Student Association
 
 
Research
2015 - 2016 Measey Education Fellow
 
2013 - 2015 Research Fellow, Center for Surgery and Health Economics
 
2010 - 2010 Scholarly Pursuit, Mentor: Jeffrey Drebin, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
“Validation of Consensus Panel Guidelines for the Management of Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms.”
 
2005 - 2006 Clinical Research Coordinator
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
 
2004 - 2005 Haverford College Thesis, Mentor: Fran Blase, PhD
“Toward the Synthesis of Ripostatin B: Efforts in Desulfurization”
 
2003 - 2003 Intern, Center for Biomedical and Biotechnology
Research, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution
“Detection and Induction of Polyketide Synthase and Other Bioactive Compounds in Five Discodermia-Associated Bacterial Isolates”
 
Publications
Editorial Positions
2011 - 2012   Hoffman, Rebecca L. Senior Editor, Step 3 QMax, 2011 edition.  Published by MedIQ Learning, LLC. Available at: http://www.usmlerx.com.
 
2009 - 2010  Hoffman, Rebecca L. Editor, Step 1 Qmax, 2010 edition. Published by MedIQ Learning, LLC. Available at: http://www.usmlerx.com.
 
  1. Hoffman RL, Gates JL, Kochman ML, Ginsberg GG, Ahmad NA,  Chandrasekhara V, Furth EE, Vollmer CM, Drebin JA.  Analysis of Cyst Size and Tumor Markers in the Management of Pancreatic Cysts: Support for the Original Sendai Criteria. J Am Coll Surg 2015; in press.
  2. Hoffman RL, Bartlett EK, Medbery RL, Sakran JV, Morris JB, Kelz RR. Outcomes Registries: An Untapped Resource for Use in Surgical Education. J Surg Ed 2014 Oct 30. pii: S1931-7204(14)00250-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2014.08.014. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Hoffman RL, Medbery RL, Vandermeer TJ, Morris JB, Kelz RR. The Educational Toolbox: Kick Start Your Educational Program in Quality Improvement. J Surg Educ 2015:72(6):in press.
  4. 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;190(2):471-477.
  5. Bartlett EK, Hoffman RL, Mahmoud NN, Karakousis GC, Kelz RR. Postdischarge Occurrences After Colorectal Surgery Happen early and Are Associated with Dramatically Increased Rates of Readmission. Dis Colon Rectum 2014;57(11):1309-1316.
  6. Hoffman RL, Hudak-Rosander C, Datta J, Morris JB, Kelz RR. Goal Orientation in Surgical Residents: A study of the motivation behind learning. J Surg Res 2014;190(2):451-456.
  7. Hoffman RL, Bartlett EK, Ko C, Mahmoud N, Karakousis G, Kelz RR. Early Discharge and Readmission Following Colorectal Resection. J Surg Res 2014;190(2):579-586
  8. Datta J, Hoffman RL, Kelz RR, Morris JB, Williams NN. Preliminary Residency in General Surgery: Comparative Outcomes of International and U.S. Medical Graduates. Am Surg 2015; 81(2):217-219.
Oral Presentations
  1. Hoffman RL, Simmons KD, Karakousis GC, Mahmoud NN, Kelz RR. Geographic Clustering
    of Guideline Adherence in Colon Cancer Using Spatial Autocorrelation. Presentation, Academic Surgical Congress, Las Vegas, February 2015.

    Hoffman RL, Gupta M, Kelz RR, Pascual J. A Simulation-Enhanced Handoff Curriculum
    Improves Resident Knowledge and Confidence. Presentation, Academic Surgical Congress, Las Vegas, February 2015.
  2. Hoffman RL, Simmons KD, Roses RE, Mahmoud NN, Kelz RR. Guideline Adherence
    Update in Stage II and III Patients Undergoing Colon Cancer Resection. Presentation, Academic Surgical Congress, Las Vegas, February 2015.
  3. Simmons KD, Hoffman RL, Bartlett EK, Holena DN, Kelz RR. Is A Colectomy Always Just a
    Colectomy? Examining the Effect of Concurrent Procedures on Outcomes. Presentation, Academic Surgical Congress, Las Vegas, February 2015.
  4. Simmons KD, Kuo LE, Hoffman RL, Bartlett EK, Holena DN, Kelz RR. Methodological
    Considerations in Outcomes Research: Timing of Surgery. Presentation, Academic Surgical Congress, Las Vegas, February 2015.
  5. Hoffman RL, Bartlett EK, Ko C, Mahmoud NN, Karakousis GC, Kelz RR. Early Discharge
    and Readmission Following Colorectal Resection. Presentation, ACS NSQIP, New York, NY, July 2014.
  6. Hoffman RL, Bartlett EK, Medbery R, Morris JB, Kelz RR. Profile of U.S. Surgical Resident
    Case Participation According to ACS NSQIP. Presentation, ACS NSQIP, New York, NY, July 2014.
  7. Hoffman RL, Hudak-Rosander C, Datta J, Morris JB, Kelz RR. Understanding Goal
    Orientation Among General Surgery Residents. Presentation, Academic Surgical Congress, San Diego, February 2014.
  8. Hoffman RL, Bartlett EK, Ko C, Mahmoud NN, Karakousis GC, Kelz RR. Early Discharge
    and Readmission Following Colorectal Resection. Presentation, Academic Surgical Congress, San Diego, February 2014.
  9. Hoffman RL, Bartlett EK, Medbery R, Morris JB, Kelz RR. Profile of U.S. Surgical Resident
    Case Participation According to ACS NSQIP. Presentation, Academic Surgical Congress, San Diego, February 2014.
  10. Bartlett EK, Hoffman RL, Karakousis GC, Roses RE, Fraker DL, Morris JB, Kelz RR.
    Hernia Repair in the Cirrhotic Patient: An Analysis of the ACS NSQIP Database. Presentation, Academic Surgical Congress, San Diego, February 2014.
  11. Bartlett EK, Hoffman RL, Mahmoud N, Karakousis GC, Kelz RR.
    Post-Discharge Occurrences Following Colorectal Surgery Occur Early and Dramatically Increase the Rates of Readmission. Presentation, Academic Surgical Congress, San Diego, February 2014.
Original Papers
  1. Hoffman, RL. Author, Step 1 Qmax. USMLERx Step 1 Website. Available at: http://www.usmlerx.com. Feb 2009
  2. Gholve P; Arkader A; Gaugler RL; Wells L. Femoral Neck Fracture: Atypical Presentation of Child Abuse. Orthopedics, 31(3): 271, 2008.
  3. Hosalkar H; Greenberg J; Gaugler RL; Garg S; Dormans JP. Abnormal Scarring With Keloid Formation After Osteochondroma Excision in Children With Multiple Hereditary Exostoses. J Pediatr Orthop, 27(3); 333-337, 2007.
  4. Ganley TJ; Gaugler RL; Kocher MS; Flynn JM; Jones KJ. Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, 14(3): 147-158, 2006.
  5. Ganley TJ; Gaugler RL; Moroz LA. Consultations with the Specialist: Patellofemoral Conditions in Childhood. Pediatrics in Review, 27: 264 – 270, 2006.
  6. Hoffman RL, Hudak-Rosander C, Datta J, Morris JB, Kelz RR. Goal Orientation in Surgical Residents: A study of the motivation behind learning. J Surg Res 2014;190:451-456 DOI: 0.1016/j.jss.2014.01.005.
  7. Hoffman RL, Bartlett EK, Ko C, Mahmoud N, Karakousis G, Kelz RR. Early Discharge and Readmission Following Colorectal Resection. J Surg Res 2014;190:579-586 DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2014.02.006.
  8. Sakran JV, Hoffman RL, Ko C, Kelz RR. The ACS NSQIP quality-in-training initiative: Educating residents to ensure the future of optimal surgical care. Bulletin of the ACS 2013;98(11):30-35.
Poster Presentations
  1. Hoffman RL; Gates J; Ahmad N; Ginsberg G; Kochman M; Drebin J. Validation of Consensus Panel Guidelines for the Management of Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms. Presentation, Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting, San Antonio, March 2011.
  2. Gholve PA; Gaugler RL; Campbell LB; Drummond DS; Davidson RS; Nichols KE; Dormans JP. Leg Length Discrepancy in Idiopathic Hemihypertrophy and Beckwith-Weidemann Syndrome. Presentation, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, Feb. 2007.
  3. Gholve PA; Gaugler RL; Campbell LB; Drummond DS; Davidson RS; Nichols KE; Dormans JP. Leg Length Discrepancy in Idiopathic Hemihypertrophy and Beckwith-Weidemann Syndrome. E-poster, Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA) Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL, May 2007.
  4. Flynn JM; Gaugler RL; Emans JB; Smith JT; Betz RR; Skaggs DL; Song KM; Moreland MS; Campbell RM. VEPTR to Treat Non-syndromic Congenital Scoliosis: A Multicenter, Mid-term Follow-up Study. Oral presentation, Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Annual Meeting, Monterey, California. September 14-16, 2006.
  5. Flynn JM; Gaugler RL; Emans JB; Smith JT; Betz RR; Skaggs DL; Song KM; Moreland MS; Campbell RM. VEPTR to Treat Non-syndromic Congenital Scoliosis: A Multicenter, Mid-term Follow-up Study. Oral presentation, International Meeting on Advanced Spine Technology (IMAST), Athens, Greece July 2006.
  6. Ganley TJ; Betz JM; Flynn JM; Gaugler RL; Gregg JR. Surgical Management of Patellar Instability: A Survivorship Analysis. Poster presented at American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago. March 22 – 26, 2006.
  7. Hoffman RL, Hudak-Rosander C, Datta J, Morris JB, Kelz RR. Understanding Goal Orientation Among General Surgery Residents. Presentation, Academic Surgical Congress, San Diego, February 2014.
  8. Hoffman RL, Bartlett EK, Ko C, Mahmoud NN, Karakousis GC, Kelz RR. Early Discharge and Readmission Following Colorectal Resection. Presentation, Academic Surgical Congress, San Diego, February 2014.
  9. Hoffman RL, Bartlett EK, Medbery R, Morris JB, Kelz RR. Profile of U.S. Surgical Resident Case Participation According to ACS NSQIP. Presentation, Academic Surgical Congress, San Diego, February 2014.
  10. Bartlett EK, Hoffman RL, Karakousis GC, Roses RE, Fraker DL, Morris JB, Kelz RR. Hernia Repair in the Cirrhotic Patient: An Analysis of the ACS NSQIP Database. Presentation, Academic Surgical Congress, San Diego, February 2014.
  11. Bartlett EK, Hoffman RL, Mahmoud N, Karakousis GC, Kelz RR. Post-Discharge Occurrences Following Colorectal Surgery Occur Early and Dramatically Increase the Rates of Readmission. Presentation, Academic Surgical Congress, San Diego, February 2014.
  12. offman RL, Saucier J, Ziemba J, Collins T, Holena D, Reilly PM, Martin ND. A Focused,
    Time-sensitive, Multidisciplinary Critical Care Transition Protocol for High Risk Surgical Patients: A Quality Improvement Project. Presentation, Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Critical Care Congress, Phoenix, AZ, Jan 2015.
Books
  1. First Aid™ Q&A for the USMLE Step 1, Third Edition. Le, T and Feinstein, J.A., Sr Eds., Ball, M.W.; Dude, A.; Hoffman, R. L. et al, Eds. McGraw-Hill, New York, NY. 2012.
Workshops
  1. Kelz RR, Hoffman RL, Medbery R, Morris J, McGinty J, VanderMeer T. Kick Start Education in Quality Improvement Using 3 Easy Steps. Workshop, Surgical Education Week, Association of Program Directors in Surgery, Chicago IL, April 2014.
 
Awards
2015 William Y. Inouye Resident teaching Award
 
2013 - 2015 NIH Clinical Cancer Epidemiology Training Grant awardee: T32 CA 09679
 
2013 Penn SafetyNet Good Catch Award
 
2010 I.S. Ravdin Prize, Awarded by the Department of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
 
 
 

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