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Niamey P. Wilson, M.D., MSHP
General Surgery Resident

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

Administrative Telephone: 215-662-6156

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Dr. Wilson is a chief resident in general surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; she is interested in pursuing a career in academic breast surgery and health policy research. Dr. Wilson recently completed a scholarship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program located at the University of Pennsylvania, and obtained her Masters degree in Health Policy (MSHP). Her research interests include surgical decision making, practice variation and medical malpractice tort reform. She is also interested in health care disparities in surgical outcomes, as well as provider characteristics and practice variations across academic and community surgery practices regarding resource utilization, volume and outcomes.

2006 – 2012 Assistant Instructor in Surgery
2009 – 2011 Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
2009 – 2011 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar
2012 – present Instructor in Surgery
2009 - 2011 Masters of Science in Health Policy
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2002 - 2006 Doctor of Medicine Degree
Columbia University
College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York City, New York
2000 - 2002 Premedical Postbaccalaureate Diploma
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1995 - 1999 BA in Mathematics, Minor in English
Hamilton College, Clinton, New York
2012 American Society of Breast Surgeons
2008 American College of Surgeons
2006 Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS)
2009 - 2011 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars
Currently investigating factors contributing to surgical decision making and the ways in which these decisions affect practice variation in general surgery. We have recently completed accrual for a large national survey for general surgeons examining decision making across a wide range of surgical diseases; this project affords up to 5 Category 1 AMA PRA™ credit hours. (PI: Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE)
1999 – 2000 Research Assistant, Wistar Institute for Human Gene Therapy
Researched molecular biology techniques for gene therapy including DNA extraction, plasmid purification, HPLC, and transfecting and processing adeno-associated virus (AAV); the primary goal was to determine which capsid sequence variations in AAV affected vector performance, thereby enhancing delivery of the intended gene in various animal gene therapy trials. (PI: James Wilson, MD)
  1. Wilson N, Vachani A, Mitra N, Lao K, Handorf E, Armstrong K. Surgery is Associated with Survival in Stage IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. (Submitted) Large retrospective review of elderly patients with stage IIIA NSCLC using SEER-Medicare database examining the role of surgery in this controversial population of patients.
  2. Wilson N, Bell RB, Neuman M, Epstein A, Murayama K, Armstrong K. Surgical Decision Making: How Does it Affect Practice Variation? (In preparation) Large national survey of 907 general surgeons examining surgeon factors contributing to surgical decision making, including personal characteristics, malpractice concerns, compensation and incentives, and teaching hospital status of the primary hospital at which they work.
  3. Rowland J, Wilson N, Kontos D, Nelson J, Tchou J. Disparities Associated with Excisional Breast
    Biopsy versus Core Needle Biopsy. (In preparation) Retrospective review of single healthcare system breast center patients examining over-use of excisional breast biopsy as the initial strategy in diagnosing breast disease.
  4. (Pender) Wilson N. CT scans in the Diagnosis of Appendicitis. American Medical Association, Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:154-156.

Dr. Niamey Wilson

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