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Charles R. Vasquez, M.D.
General Surgery Resident

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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: 215-662-6156
Fax: 215-662-7983

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Charles is a PGY-1 General Surgery Resident. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and received his medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He plans to pursue a career in academic thoracic surgery.


2014 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
2009 - 2014 MD – David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California
2005 - 2009 BS Neuroscience (Cum Laude) – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2012 - present American Association for Cancer Research
2013 - present Association of Academic Surgery
2013 - present Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Histopathologic Subtype Predicts Outcome in Adenocarcinoma of the Ampulla of Vater
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Department of Surgery                    
Mentor: Timothy R. Donahue, M.D.
The Effect of Histone Demethylase RBP2 Loss in MLL-rearranged Myeloid Leukemia
Harvard Medical School/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Department of Medical Oncology           
Mentor: William G. Kaelin Jr., M.D.
Pre-operative Cardiovascular Status Affects Post-operative Outcomes in Lung Transplant Recipients
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology  
Mentor: Jamil Aboulhosn, M.D.
Withdrawal Symptoms Elicited by Olfactory Cues Previously Paired with Acute Opiate Withdrawal
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Department of Psychology
Mentor: Jonathan Gewirtz, Ph.D.
Taxol Resistance-Associated Genes in Human Breast Cancer
University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Department of Cell Biology                                                               
Mentor: Hong Zhang, Ph.D.
MAPK/MEK Pathways in IL-4 Induced Cytoprotection in Endothelial Cells
University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Surgery                                                              
Mentor: Agustin Dalmasso, M.D.
  1. Velotta JB, Vasquez CR, Sugarbaker DJ. Transhiatal esophagectomy after previous right pneumonectomy. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 148 (2): e150-e152.
  2. Velotta JB, Vasquez CR, Bolman RM, DaSilva MC. Left atrial-esophageal fistula repair after radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports. 2 (1): 13-15, 2014.
  3. Vasquez CR, Chestovich P, Muthusamy VR, Donahue TR. Resolution of persistent pancreaticopleural fistula after an internal drainage procedure. The American Surgeon. 80 (1): E19-21, 2014.
2012 - 2013 HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program
2010 UCLA Internal Medicine Chief’s Fellowhsip
2008 NIH Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship



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