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Danielle D. Spragan, 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

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danielle.spragan@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Spragan is a PGY-6 categorical general surgery resident.  She received her BA in Psychology from Stanford University in 2003 and received her MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 2011.  After completing three years of general surgery training, she worked with Drs. Joseph Bavaria and Nimesh Desai in the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery working on a variety of clinical research projects.  Dr. Spragan plans to pursue a career in academic cardiac surgery.

 
Appointments
2014 - 2016 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
 
2011 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Education/Training
2012 - 2018 Residency General Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2011 - 2012 Internship - General Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2007- 2011 Doctor of Medicine                                                                                        
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1999 - 2003 Undergraduate Degree (BA - Psychology)                                                              
Stanford University
Palo Alto, California
 
Memberships/Societies
  American College of Surgeons – Resident Member
 
  Society of Thoracic Surgeons – Resident/Pre-Candidate Member
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
Research
2014 - 2016 Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Post-doctoral research fellow, Drs. Joseph Bavaria and Nimesh Desai
 
2014 - 2015 Gorman Cardiovascular Research Laboratory
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Research fellow, Drs. Robert and Joseph Gorman
 
June - July 2012 Agnew Summer Scholars Program
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Medical student researcher, Dr. Joseph Bavaria
 
2004 - 2007 Center for Weight and Eating Disorders
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Research coordinator – Dr. Myles Faith, PhD
 
Publications
  1. At the Root of the Repair Debate:  Outcomes Following Elective Aortic Root Replacements for Aortic Insufficiency with Aneurysm. Mccarthy FH, Bavaria JE, McDermott KM, Moeller P, Spragan DD, Williams ML, Vallabhajosyula P, Szeto WY, Desai ND. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Oct;102(4):1199-205.
  2. Unconventional Volume-Outcome Associations in Adult Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in the United States. McCarthy FH, McDermott KM, Spragan D, Hoedt A, Kini V, Atluri P, Gaffey A, Szeto WY, Acker MA, Desai ND. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Apr 26.
  3. Desai ND, McCarthy F, Moser W, Szeto WY, Zeeshan A, Brown D (2011). Durability of porcine bioroots in younger patients with aortic root pathology: a compensity matched comparison with composite mechanical roots. Ann Thorac Surg, 92 (6): 2054-60.
  4. Kral TVE, Stunkard AJ, Berkowitz RI, Stallings VA, Brown DD, Faith MS (2007). Dietary energy density increases during early childhood irrespective of familial disposition to obesity: results from a prospective cohort study. Int J Obes, 31(7):1061-7.
  5. Kral TVE, Stunkard AJ, Berkowitz RI, Stallings VA, Brown DD, Faith MS (2007). Daily food intake in relation to dietary energy density in the free-living environment: a prospective analysis of children born at different risk of obesity. Amer J Clin Nutr, 86(1):41-7.
Abstracts/Posters/Presentations
  1. Patient Age, Cost and Readmission of Heart Transplantation in the US Medicare Population. Amanda L. Chin BA, Danielle Savino BS, Danielle Spragan MD, Fenton H. McCarthy MD, MS, Taylor Dibble BS, Ashley Hoedt BA, MS, Katherine M. McDermott BS, Keith Dufendach BS, Peter Groeneveld MD, MS, Joseph E. Bavaria MD, Wilson Y. Szeto MD, Nimesh D. Desai MD, PhD. Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society Annual Meeting, September 2016 (oral presentation)
  2. The Effect of Patient Age on Cost and Outcomes in Lung Transplant Recipients in the U.S. Medicare Population. Fenton H McCarthy MD, MS; Danielle Savino BS; Danielle Spragan MD; Taylor Dibble BS; Keith Dufendach BS; Katherine M McDermott BS; Edward Cantu MD; Christian Bermudez MD; Peter W Groeneveld MD, MS; Nimesh D Desai MD, PhDEastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society Annual Meeting, September 2016 (poster)
  3. The Long-Term Outcomes of Permanent Pacemaker Placement in the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Medicare Population. Danielle Spragan MD; Danielle Savino BS; Fenton H McCarthy MD, MS; Taylor Dibble BS; Keith Dufendach BS; Wilson Y Szeto MD; Peter W Groeneveld MD, MS; Jay S Giri MD, MPH; Nimesh D Desai MD, PhD. Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society Annual Meeting, September 2016 (poster)
  4. The High Prevalence and Cost of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Left Ventricular Assist Device Medicare Patients. Danielle Savino BS; Danielle Spragan MD; Fenton H McCarthy MD, MS; Taylor Dibble BS; Ashley Hoedt BA, MS; Keith Dufendach BS; Joseph E Bavaria MD; Wilson Y Szeto MD; Nimesh D Desai MD, PhD. Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society Annual Meeting, September 2016 (poster)
  5. Analysis of Over 700 Type A Dissections Using the Penn Classification. Taylor Dibble BS; Fenton H McCarthy MD, MS; Danielle Spragan MD; Danielle Savino BS; Keith Dufendach BS; Katherine M McDermott BS; Matthew Williams MD; Prashanth Vallabhajosyula MD; Joseph E Bavaria MD; John Augoustides MD; Wilson Y Szeto MD; Nimesh D Desai MD, PhD. Society of Thoracic Surgeons Annual Meeting, January 2017 (oral presentation)
  6. Is thirty-day mortality a reasonable quality endpoint in left ventricular assist device patients? Danielle Savino BS; Danielle Spragan MD; Fenton H McCarthy MD, MS; Peter W Groeneveld MD, MS; Katherine M McDermott BS; Taylor Dibble BS; Acker MA; Desai ND. European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery, October 2017 (oral presentation)
  7. Surgical Management of Iatrogenic Type A Aortic Dissection: A 30 Patient Case Series. Dibble, T; Spragan DD; Bavaria JE, Szeto W; Vallabhajosyula P, Savino D, McCarthy F, Desai ND. European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery, October 2017 (oral presentation)
  8. Hybrid Repair of Complex Aortic Arch Pathologies with a Novel Sutureless Anastomosis for Revascularization  of the Supra-Aortic Vessels. European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery, October 2017 (oral presentation)
  9. The influence of left ventricular hypertrophy on mortality in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Spragan DD, McCarthy FH, McDermott KM, Anwarrudin S, Szeto WY, Giri J, Herrmann HC, Bavaria JE, Desai ND.  International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, June 2016 (poster)
  10. Hospital Volume-Outcome Relationship of Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation in Medicare Patients. Desai ND, Savino D, McCarthy FM, Groeneveld P, Spragan DD, McDermott KM, Dibble T, Atluri P, Bermudez CA, Rame E, Acker MA. American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, May 2016 (oral presentation)
  11. Outcomes, Readmissions and Costs in Transfemoral and Alterative Access Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in the U.S. Medicare Population. McCarthy FM, Spragan DD, Savino D, Dibble T, Hoedt AC, McDermott KM, Bavaria JE, Herrmann HC, Giri JS, Anwarrudin S, Szeto WY, Groeneveld P, Desai ND. American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, May 2016 (oral presentation)
  12. Long-term outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair for descending thoracic aneurysm: Pooled Results from Five FDA IDE studies. Desai ND, Dibble T, Moeller P, Blaber O, Savino D, Spragan DD, McCarthy FM, Vallabhajosyula P, Fairman R, Szeto WY, Bavaria JE. Aortic Symposium, American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, May 2016 (oral presentation)
  13. Trends in Surgical Intervention for Endocarditis: A Single-Center Experience in 1,404 Patients. Mccarthy FH, McDermott KM, Hoedt AC, Spragan DD, Vallabhajosyula P, Williams ML, Szeto WY, Bavaria JE, Desai ND. Society of Thoracic Surgeons, January 2016 (poster)
  14. The Differential Impact of Anemia on Outcomes in Transcatheter vs Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement. Mccarthy FH, McDermott KM, Hoedt AC, Spragan DD, Vallabhajosyula P, Williams ML, Szeto WY, Bavaria JE, Desai ND. Society of Thoracic Surgeons, January 2016 (oral presentation)
  15. Alternative Approaches in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement and Costs in the U.S. Medicare Population. McCarthy FM, Spragan D, McDermott KM, Hoedt A, Savino D, Kini V, Herrmann H, Anwaruddin S, Giri J, Bavaria JE, Szeto WY, Groeneveld PW, Desai ND. American Heart Association, Quality of Care and Outcomes Research, March 2016 (oral presentation)
  16. Costs of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements in Medicare Patients. McCarthy FH, McDermott KM, Kini V, Kobrin D, Spragan DD, Savino D, Dibble T, Groeneveld PW, Desai ND. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Nov 2015 (poster)
  17. Hospital Variation in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Outcomes. McCarthy FH, McDermott KM, Kini V, Kobrin D, Spragan DD, Savino D, Dibble T, Desai ND, Groeneveld PW. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Nov 2015 (poster)
  18. Can optimized annuloplasty ring size and shape mitigate risk of dehiscence? Pierce EL, Spragan DD, Bloodworth CH, Kawamura T, Takayama T, Jensen MO, Siefert AW, Gorman RC, Gorman JH III, Yoganathan AP. Mitral Conclave – American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, April 2015 (poster)
Book chapters
  1. Spragan DD, Sims C. Management of Specific Trauma Injuries. The Surgical Review, 4th Edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2015.
 
 
Awards
10/2010 - 01/2011  NHLBI R25-HL084665                                                                                              
Short term research fund grant
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Research mentor: Jeffrey Drebin MD, PhD
 
2010 - 2011 Agnew Surgical Society, President                                                           
President of the Agnew Surgical Society, oldest run medical student society in the country
 
2009 - present University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine                                  
Admissions Committee member
 
06/2008 - 08/2008 Agnew Summer Scholars Program                                                              
Research fellowship - Awarded a summer research fellowship to participate in the lab of Dr. Joseph Bavaria in the department of Cardiovascular Surgery   

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