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Eric K. Shang, M.D.
General Surgery Resident

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4 Maloney
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Eric completed his undergraduate studies at Swarthmore College and graduated medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He is currently in his seventh and last year as a categorical surgery resident. In addition to his five clinical years, he spent two years working in the laboratory of Dr. Benjamin Jackson.  He focused on the application of biomechanical analyses, particularly finite element and computational fluid dynamics to abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms.   After graduation, he will be starting a vascular surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in 2015. 

2014 – present Instructor in Surgery
2011 - 2013 Postdoctoral Researcher
2008 – 2014 Assistant Instructor in Surgery
2004 - 2008 MD – University of Maryland School of Medicine
2000 - 2004 BA in Mathematics and Economics
Swarthmore College
  • American Heart Association
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American Medical Association
05/2005 – 08/2005
University of Maryland, Dr. Michael Donnenberg
Description: Basic science research on the enteropathogenic Escherichia Coli pre-pilin peptidase.
05/1999 – 08/2002
National Institutes of Health, Dr. Susan Wray
Description: Studied the pulsatilty of Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone-1 Neurons in an in vitro environment.
  1. Local Wall Thickness in Finite Element Models Improves Prediction of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Growth.  J Vasc Surg 2013.  In Press. 
  2. Branchetti E, Poggio P, Sainger R, Shang E, Grau JB, Jackson BM, Lai E, Parmacket MS, Gorman RC, Gorman III JH, Bavaria JE, Ferrari G.  Oxidative Stress Modulates Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotype via CTGF in Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm.  J Cardiovascular Research 2013.  In Press. 
  3. Ullery BW, Orlova K, Shang EK, Jackson BM, Wang GT, Fairman RM, Woo EY.  Results of Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting are Equivalent for Critical Versus High-Grade Lesions in Patients Deemed High Risk for Carotid Endarterectomy.  J Surg Res 2013.  In Press. 
  4. Fischer J, Shang EK, Nelson JM, Braslow B, Kovach S.  "Validated Model for Predicting Postoperative Respiratory Failure (PRF) - Analysis of 1706 Abdominal Wall Reconstructions."  Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery 2013.   In Press. 
  5. Ullery BW, Nathan DP, Shang EK, Wang GJ, Jackson BM, Murphy EH, Fairman RM, Woo EY.  Incidence, predictors and outcomes of hemodynamic instability following carotid angioplasty and stenting.  J Vasc Surg 2013.  In Press. 
  6. Shang EK, Nathan DP, Sprinkle SR, Fairman RM, Bavaria JE, Gorman RC, Gorman III JH.  The Impact of Wall Thickness and Saccular Geometry on the Computational Wall Stress of Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms.  Circulation Surgical Supplements.  In Press 
  7. Shang EK, Fairman RM, Foley PJ, Jackson BM.  Endovascular Treatment of a Symptomatic Extracranial Vertebral Artery Aneurysm.  J Vasc Surg.   In Press. 
  8. Shang EK, Nathan DP, Sprinkle SR, Vigomstad SC, Fairman RM, Bavaria JE et al.  Peak Wall Stress Predicts Expansion Rate in Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms.  Ann Thorac Surg 2013; 95(2):593-8.   
  9. Shang EK, Nathan DP, Boonn WW, Lys-Dobradin IA, Fairman RM, Woo EY, Wang GJ, Jackson BM.  A Modern Experience with Saccular Aortic Aneurysms.  J Vasc Surg 2013; 57(1):84-8. 
  10. Levack MM, Jassar AS, ShangEK, Vergnat M, Woo YJ, Acker MA, Jackson BM, Gorman JH 3rd, Gorman RC.  3D-Echocardiographic Analysis of Mitral Annular Dynamics: Implication for Annuloplasty Selection. Circulation 2012; 126(11 Suppl 1):S183-8. 
  11. Shang EK, Nathan DP, Carpenter JP, Fairman RM, Jackson BM.  Delayed Complications of Inferior Vena Cava Filters: Case Report and Literature Review.  Vascular and Endovascular Surg2011; 45(3):290-4.
  12. Shang E, Forrest GN, Chizmar T, Chim J, Brown JM, Zhan M,   Zoarski GH, Griffith BP, Gammie JS.  Mitral Valve Infective Endocarditis: Benefit of Early Operation and Aggressive Use of Repair. Ann Thorac Surg 2009; 87: 1728-1734.
  13. Moore JP, Shang EK, Wray S. In Situ GABAergic modulation of Synchronous Gondadotropin Releasing Hormone-1 Neuronal Activity. J Neuroscience 2002; 22: 8932-8941. 

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