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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 PGY7, Clinical Year 4, General Surgery resident interested in colorectal surgery. During her 3 years of research time, she obtained her Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) through the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and obtained certificates in Healthcare Leadership in Quality and Medical Education. Her research interests include how systems and processes of care contribute to colon cancer 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 playing with her young son, kayaking, running, and generally playing in the outdoors, and watching Philadelphia sports.
 
Appointments
7/2013 - 5/2016 Clinical Instructor, General 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
2006 - 2010 American Medical Student Association
 
2011 - present  Resident Member - Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons
RAS-ACS Education Committee, SurgicalJeopardy Development Subcommittee Co-Chair (2011-2013)
RAS-ACS Communications Committee (2013-present)
Vice-Chair, RAS-ACS Education Committee (2014-2015)
Chair, RAS-ACS Education Committee (2015-2016)
Secretary, RAS-ACS (10/2016-present)
 
2011 - present   Resident Member, Metropolitan Philadelphia American
College of Surgeons Chapter
 
2012 - present Resident Member, Association for Surgical Education
 
7/2013 - present American College of Surgeons Quality in Training Initiative (ACS-QITI) Steering Committee
 
7/2013 - present  Resident Member, Association for Academic Surgery
 
4/2015 - present Resident Representative to Council, Resident Subcommittee Chair,
Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
 
8/2015 - 2016 Society of Surgical Oncology
 
6/2016 - present Resident Member, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
 
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
Invited Lectures
  1. RAS Panel: Tips on Teaching and Feedback: Teachable Moments and the Art of the Chalk Talk. American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Washington DC, October 2016.
  2. Big Picture Lessons for Resident Education on Quality Improvement. Quality Improvement Training Initiative (QITI): Learning Modules for Front-Line Providers Using Concrete Examples. 2016 ACS NSQIP Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. July 18, 2016.
  3. How to Implement a QI Curriculum: The University Perspective. 2015 ACS NSQIP Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. July 28, 2015.
  4. A Resident’s Perspective: Research and RAS-ACS. Grand Rounds, Lankenau Hospital, Aug. 25, 2015.
  5. Facilitating Resident Involvement in Quality Improvement: The Penn Experience. NSQIP Quality-In-Training Initiative (QITI) Monthly Conference Call, May 18, 2015.
Peer Reviewed Original papers
  1. Kuo LE, Kaufman E, Hoffman RL, Pascual JL, Martin ND, Kelz RR, Holena DN. Failure-to- rescue after injury is associated with preventability: The results of mortality panel review of failure-to-rescue cases in trauma. Surgery 2016; epub ahead of print. PMID:27788924.
  2. Hoffman RL, Bryant B, Allen SR, Lee MK, Aarons CB, Kelz RR. Using Community Outreach to Explore Health-Related Beliefs and Improve Surgeon-Patient Engagement. J Surg Res. Accepted for publication
  3. Simmons KD, Hoffman RL, Kuo LE, Bartlett EK, Holena DN, Kelz RR. Is a Colectomy
    Always Just a Colectomy? Additional Procedures as a Proxy for Operative Complexity. J Am Coll Surg 2015; 221(4):862-70. PMID 26228014.
  4. Kuo LE, Hoffman RL, Morris JB, Williams NN, Malachesky M, Huth LA, Kelz RR. A Milestone-Based Evaluation System—The Cure for Grade Inflation? J Surg Ed 2015;72(6): e218-e225.
  5. Conway RG, Bartlett EK, Hoffman RL, Czerniecki BJ, Karaousis GC, Kelz RR. Residents’ Experience in Breast Cancer Care. J Surg Educ. 2015; S1931-7204(15) [Epub ahead of print]. PMID 26119094. 
  6. Hoffman RL, Drebin JA. Analysis of Cyst Size and Tumor Markers: In reply to Goh. J Am Coll Surg 2015; 221(1): 228-9. PMID 26095575
  7. 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; 220(6):1087-95. PMID 25868415
  8. 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; S1931-7204(15)00030-6. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID 25887503.
  9. 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]
  10. 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):219-21. PMID 25642889.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. Gholve P, Arkader A, Gaugler RL, Wells L. Femoral Neck Fracture: Atypical Presentation of Child Abuse. Orthopedics, 31(3): 271, 2008.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Ganley TJ, Gaugler RL, Moroz LA. Consultations with the Specialist: Patellofemoral Conditions in Childhood. Pediatrics in Review, 27: 264 – 270, 2006.
Non-Peer Reviewed Publications
  1. Kulaylat AN, Hoffman RL, Malangoni MA, Klingensmith ME. Giving and Getting Feedback. The SCORE Portal. http://www.surgicalcore.org/modulecontent.aspx?id=267954. Published June 2016. Accessed November 2, 2016.
  2. Burgess JR, Bailey E, Busch KM, Hoffman RL, Selby LV. “Pimping”: Time-honored educational tradition of relic of the past? Bull Am Coll Surg 2015;101(8):24-29.
  3. Hoffman RL, Morris JB, Kelz RR. Surgical residency training at a University-Based Academic Medical Center. Surg Clinics of N America 2016; 96(1): 59-70.
  4. Hoffman RL, Petrosky JA, Eskander MF, Selby LV, Kulaylat AN. Feedback fundamentals in surgical education: Tips for success. Bull Am Coll Surg 2015;100(8): 35-9. PMID 26419053.
  5. Leland HA, Hoffman RL, King RS, Ahad AW. The “Bionic” Era: Exploring the Use of Advanced Technology in Surgery. Bull Am Coll Surg 2014;99(8):36-41.
  6. 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.
  7. Hoffman, RL. Author, Step 1 Qmax. USMLERx Step 1 Website. Available at: http://www.usmlerx.com. Feb 2009.
Manuscripts in Submission
  1. Hoffman RL, Saucier J, Dasani S, Collins T, Holena D, Fitzpatrick M, Tsypenyuk B, Martin ND. Implementation of a Focused, Time-sensitive, Multidisciplinary Critical Care Transition Protocol for High Risk Surgical Patients. Am J Med Qual.
Manuscripts in Preparation
  1. Hoffman RL, Collier KT, Tong J, Dasani S, Karakousis GC, Kelz RR. A public health perspective: How often does optimal care begin prior to the surgical admission?
  2. Hoffman RL, Kelz RR. Leveraging Mentorship to Enhance Knowledge in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Across the Generations. 
Oral Presentations
  1. Hoffman RL, Kelz RR. The Patient Perspective of Surgeons, Surgical Training, and Care Continuity. Presentation, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Washington DC, October 2016.
  2. Hoffman RL, Simmons KD, Aarons CB, Kelz RR. Using Administrative Claims Data to Understand Care Coordination and Treatment in Stage III Colon Cancer. Presentation, Academic Surgical Congress, Jacksonville, FL, February 2016.
  3. Hoffman RL, Collier K, Tong J, Dasani S, Karakousis GC, Kelz RR. A Public Health Perspective: How Often Does Optimal Care Begin Prior to the Surgical Admission? Presentation, Academic Surgical Congress, Jacksonville, FL, February 2016.
  4. Hoffman RL, O’Neill K, Collier K, Aarons CB, Lee MK, Kelz RR. Using Community Outreach to Gain Insight into Racial Disparities and Cancer Care. Presentation, Academic Surgical Congress, Jacksonville, FL, February 2016.
  5. Hoffman RL, O’Neill K, Olsen J, Allen SR, Lee MK, Aarons CB, Kelz RR. Surgeons as Agents of Change: Community Outreach and Provider Engagement. Presentation, Academic Surgical Congress, Jacksonville, FL, February 2016.
  6. Hoffman RL, Kelz RR. Increasing Quality Improvement Knowledge and Engagement through Mentorship. Presentation, Academic Surgical Congress, Jacksonville, FL, February 2016.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
Workshops
  1. Hoffman RL, Brooks K, Garcia A, Kelz RR. Leveraging Mentorship to Ehance Knowledge in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Across the Generations. Workshop, Surgical Education Week, Association of Program Directors in Surgery, Boston MA, April 2016.
  2. 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.
Poster Presentations
  1. Hoffman RL, Pratt-Terry P, Gupta M, Allen A, Fisher C. Early Handoff Training as a Mechanism for Legitimate Peripheral Participation in the Surgery Clerkship. American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Washington DC, October 2016.
  2. Hoffman RL, Simmons KD, Aarons CB, Kelz RR. Care Coordination in Elderly Colon Cancer Patients. Poster Presentation, Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting, Boston, March 2016.
  3. Hoffman 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. Poster Presentation, Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Critical Care Congress, Phoenix, AZ, Jan 2015.
  4. Hoffman RL, Gates J, Ahmad N,  Ginsberg G, Kochman M,  Drebin J. Validation of Consensus Panel Guidelines for the Management of Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms. Poster Presentation, Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting, San Antonio, March 2011.
  5. Gholve PA; Gaugler RL; Campbell LB; Drummond DS; Davidson RS; Nichols KE; Dormans JP. Leg Length Discrepancy in Idiopathic Hemihypertrophy and Beckwith-Weidemann Syndrome. Poster Presentation, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, Feb. 2007.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
Books and Book Chapters
  1. Hoffman RL, Holena DN. (2015). Surgical Infectious Disease. In Porrett PM, Drebin JA,
    Atluri P, et al., The Surgical Review: An Integrated Basic and Clinical Science Study Guide (pp. 23-37). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.
  2. First Aid™ Q&A for the USMLE Step 1, Third Edition. Le, T and Feinsein, J.A., Sr Eds., Ball, M.W.; Dude, A.; Hoffman, R. L. et al, Eds. McGraw-Hill, New York, NY. 2012.
 
Awards
2016 William Y. Inouye Resident Teaching Award
 
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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