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Caroline E. Reinke, MD, MSPH
General Surgery Resident

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

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Caroline Reinke is a PGY7 resident in general surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, abdominal surgery, and acute care surgery.  After graduating from Duke University in 2003 with a BS in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy she earned an Master's in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, completed medical school at Duke University School of Medicine in 2007, and earned a Master's in Health Policy Resaerch from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Caroline plans to practice medicine in an academic setting where she can devote time to research focusing on surgical outcomes, patient safety, and resident education.  She recently completed a fellowship in the Cetner for Health Improvement and Patient Safety and was awarded the Gordon P. Buzby Surgical Leadership Award and the Jonathan E. Rhoads Research Award by the Department of Surgery. 

Caroline is planning to go to Duke University for a Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship in 2014 when she completes her general surgery training

2007 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
2010 - 2012 Postdoctoral Research
2010 - 2012 MSHP - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
2003 - 2007 MD – Medical Education
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina
2006 - 2007 MSPH – UNC School of Public Health
1998 - 2002 BS in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • Association of Women Surgeons, member 2007-present
  • American College of Surgeons, member 2007-present
  • Surgical Outcomes Club, member 2011-present
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, member 2010-present
  • Association for Surgical Education, member 2010-present
  • Association for Academic Surgery, member 2011-present
2010 – 2012
Center for Health Improvement and Patient Safety, Fellow
  • Research fellow at the Hospital of the University of Philadelphia
  • Participation in quality improvement and patient safety initiatives within the healthcare system
2005 – 2006
El Pueblo, Dr. Dennis Clements, Researcher, Wake County, NC
Description: Worked with El Pueblo staff, Advisory Committee members and Liaisons to develop an evaluation method for Lideres de Salud (a lay health advisor program), trained lay health advisors to fill out evaluation tools, visited clinics to introduce the study to local physicians and ask for their participation, and collected and analyzed data from this project.
2002 Research Assistant
Duke University, Department of BAA, Dr. Pierre Lemelin
Description: Participated in data collection and performed data analysis for research on primate locomotion.
2001 Research Assistant
Brody School of Medicine Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dr. Joseph Cory, .
Collected and analyzed cell cycle data for research on drug-induced apoptosis in drug-resistant mouse leukemia cells.
  1. Reinke CE, Hadler RA, Karakousis GC, Fraker DL, Kelz RR. “Does the Presence of Thyroid Cancer Increase the Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients Undergoing Thyroidectomy?” Surgery. Manuscript accepted for publication. June 2011.
  2. Shah, P, Karakousis G, Kelz RR, Shah K, Reinke CE, Fraker DL. Regional Recurrence after Lymphadenectomy for Clinically Evident Lymph Node Metastases from Papillary Thyroid Cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology. Manuscript accepted for publication June 2011.
  3. Reinke CE, Drebin J, Kreider S, Kean C, Resnick A, Raper S, Kelz RR. “Timing of Preoperative Pharmacoprophylaxis for Pancreatic Surgery Patients: A Venous Thromboembolism Reduction Initiative.” Annals of Surgical Oncology.Manuscript accepted for publication. June 2011.
  4. Reinke CE, Resnick A. Incarcerated Appendix in a Spigelian Hernia. Journal of Surgical Case Reports. 2010 10:3
  5. Reinke CE, Kherani A, Rice HE. Thoracoscopic Resection of an Apical Extralobar Pulmonary Sequestration in an Infant. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. April 2007, 17(2): 252-254
  6. Cory AH, Edwards CC, Hall JG, Cory JG. Inhibitors of diverse metabolic steps cause increased apoptosis in deoxyadenosine-resistant mouse leukemia L1210 cells that lack p53 expression: convergence at caspase-3 activation. Adv Enzyme Regul, 2003. 43:p. 29-45.
  7. einke CE, Kelz RR, Zubizarreta JR, Mi L, Saynisch P, Kyale FA, Even-Shoshan O, Fleisher LA, Silber JH.  “Obesity and Readmission in Elderly Surgical Patients.”  Accepted May 2012, Surgery
  8. Reinke CE, Kelz RR, Pray L, Williams N, Bleier J, Murayama K, Morris JB.  Trimming the Fat: Optimizing Overall Educational Value by Defining Factors Associated with Overall Educational Value and Service to Education Ratio.  Accepted May 2012, Journal of Surgical Education.
  9. Reinke CE, Karakousis GC, Hadler RA, Drebin JA, Fraker DL, Kelz RR.  “Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients Undergoing Surgical Treatment for Malignancy by Tumor Type: An Analysis of ACS NSQIP Data 2005-2010.”  Accepted March 2012, Surgery.
  10. Okusanya O, Reinke CE, Kornfield ZN, Morris JB, Sarani B, Williams NN, Kelz RR.  “The Effect and Durability of a Pre-graduation Boot Camp on the Confidence of Senior Medical Students Entering Surgical Residencies.”  Journal of Surgical Education.  Manuscript accepted for publication.  March 2012.
  11. Mollo B, Reinke CE, Nelson C, Holena D, Kann B, Williams NN, Bleier J, Kelz RR.  “The Simulated Ward: Ideal for Training Clinical Clerks in an Era of Patient Safety.”  The Journal of Surgical Research.  Manuscript accepted for publication.  March 2012.
  12. Yang R, Reinke CE, Mittal M, Kean C, Diaz E, Fishman N, Morris JB, Kelz RR.  “The Surgery Clerkship: An Opportunity for Preclinical Credentialing in Urinary Catheterization” The American Journal of Surgery.  Manuscript accepted for publication.  January 2012.
  13. Yang RL, Freeman K, Reinke CE, Fraker DL, Karakousis G, Kelz RR, Doyle A.  “Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism in Kidney Transplant Recipients: Characteristics of Patients Selected for Different Treatment Strategies”  Transplantation.  Manuscript accepted for publication.  February 2012.
  14. Zubizarreta JR, Reinke CE, Kelz RR, Silber JH, Rosenbaum PR.  “Matching for Several Sparse Nominal Variables in a Case-control Study of Readmission Following Surgery.” The American Statistician.  November 2011, 65(4): 229-238.
  15. Silber JH, Rosenbaum PR, Kelz RR, Reinke CE, Neuman MD, Ross RN, Even-Shoshan O, David G, Saynisch PA, Kyle FA, Bratzler DW, Fleisher LA.  “Medical and Financial Risks Associated with Surgery in the Elderly Obese.”  Annals of Surgery.  Manuscript accepted for publication.  October 2011. 

Dr. Caroline Reinke

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