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Salman Zaheer, MBBS
General Surgery Resident

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

Administrative Telephone: 215-662-6156

Contact Information (internal use only)

Salman.Zaheer@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Salman is a categorical General Surgery resident. He is originally from Pakistan where he went to medical school. He completed a Harrison Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Douglas Fraker before starting his residency. He plans to enter a career in academic surgery.

 
Appointments
2016 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Education/Training
  MBBS - Services Institute of Medical Sciences
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Memberships/Societies
  • American College of Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Philadelphia County Medical Society
 
 
 
 
 
 
Research
2014 - 2015 Harrison Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Douglas Fraker
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Publications
Original Papers
  1. Bartlett EK, Roses RE, Gupta M, Shah PK, Shah KK, Zaheer S, Wachtel H, Kelz RR, Karakousis GC, Fraker DL.. Surgery for metastatic neuroendocrine tumors with occult primaries. Surgery for metastatic neuroendocrine tumors with occult primaries. 2013 Sep; 184(1): 221–227. Publication Status: Published.
  2. Zaheer S, Pimentel SD, Simmons KD, Kuo LE, Datta J, Williams N, Fraker DL, Kelz RR. Comparing International and United States Undergraduate Medical Education and Surgical Outcomes Using a Refined Balance Matching Methodology  
  3. Lowenfeld L, Zaheer S, Oechsle C, Fracol M, Datta J, Xu S, Fitzpatrick E, Fisher C, MacDonald ES, Zhang P, DeMichele A, Roses R, Koski G, Czerniecki BJ Addition of Anti-Estrogen Therapy to Anti-HER2 Dendritic Cell Vaccination Improves Regional Nodal Immune Response and Pathologic Complete Response Rate in Patients with ERpos/HER2pos Early Breast Cancer
  4. Ecker BL, Simmons KD, Zaheer S, Poe SC, Bartlett EK, Drebin JA, Fraker DL, Kelz RR, Roses RE, Karakousis GK. Blood Transfusion in Major Abdominal Surgery for Malignancy: A Trend Analysis using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. JAMA Surg. 2016 Jan 13:1-8.
  5. Kuo LE, Simmons KD, Wachtel H, Zaheer S, Karakousis GC, Fraker DL, Kelz RR. Racial Disparities in Initial Presentation of Benign Thyroid Disease for Resection. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Aug;23(8):2571-6
  6. Wachtel H, Zaheer S, Shah PK, Trerotola SO, Karakousis GC, Roses RE, Cohen DL, Fraker DL. Role of adrenal vein sampling in primary aldosteronism: Impact of imaging, localization, and age. J Surg Oncol. 2016 Apr;113(5):532-7
  7. Wachtel H, Kennedy EH, Zaheer S, Bartlett EK, Fishbein L, Roses RE, Fraker DL, Cohen DL. Preoperative Metyrosine Improves Cardiovascular Outcomes for Patients Undergoing Surgery for Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Dec;22 Suppl 3:S646-54
  8. Herbert G, Karakousis G, Bartlett E, Zaheer S, Graham, Czerniecki B, Fraker D, Misholy O, Ariyan C,  Coit D, Brady M. Transected Thin Melanoma: Implications for Sentinel Lymph Node Staging
  9. Sinnamon AJ, Neuwirth MG, Bartlett EK, Zaheer S, Etherington MS, Xu X, Elder DE, Czerniecki BJ, Fraker DL, Karakousis GC. False Negative Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Trunk and Extremity Melanoma
Abstracts (Presented at national meetings)
  1. The association between hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer
    Salman Zaheer MD, Lindsay Kuo, MD, Jeffrey C Morrison BS, Heather Wachtel, MD, Giorgos Karakousis MD, Douglas L. Fraker, MD, Rachel R. Kelz, MD MSCE.  (accepted and presented at Academic Surgical Congress - ASC 2015)
  2. The underappreciated problem of thyroid cancer and hypothyroidism
    Salman Zaheer, MD, Lindsay Kuo MD, Jeffrey C Morrison BS,  Heather Wachtel, MD, Giorgos Karakousis MD, Douglas L. Fraker, MD, and Rachel R. Kelz , MD MSCE. (accepted and presented at Academic Surgical Congress - ASC 2015)
  3. Normohormonal Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Clinical Presentation and Surgical Outcomes
    Jeffrey C Morrison, BS, Heather Wachtel, MD, Salman Zaheer, MD, Isadora Cerullo, BS, Lindsay E Kuo, MD, Giorgos C. Karakousis, MD, Rachel R. Kelz, MD, Douglas L. Fraker, MD (accepted and presented at Academic Surgical Congress - ASC 2015)
  4. Role of Octreotide Scan in Localization of Intra-abdominal Neuroendocrine Tumors
    Salman Zaheer, MD, Lindsay Kuo, MD,  Edmund Bartlett, MD, Heather Wachtel, MD, Giorgos Karakousis, MD, Robert Roses, MD, Rachel R. Kelz , MD MSCE,  Douglas L. Fraker, MD (accepted and presented at Society of Surgical Oncology- SSO 2015)
  5. Role of Adrenal Vein Sampling in Primary Hyperaldosteronism with Non-localizing Imaging
    Heather Wachtel, MD, Salmen Zaheer, MD, Scott O.Trerotola, MD, Giorgos C. Karakousis, MD, Robert E. Roses, MD, Debbie Cohen, MD, Douglas L. Fraker, MD. (accepted and presented at Society of Surgical Oncology- SSO 2015)
  6. Risk of sentinel lymph node metastasis in "truly" thin melanoma
    Garth Herbert, Giorgos Karakousis, Edmund Bartlett, Salman Zaheer, Danielle Graham, Brian Czerniecki, Douglas Fraker, Oren Misholy, Charlotte Ariyan, Daniel Coit, Mary S. Brady (accepted and presented at Society of Surgical Oncology- SSO 2015)
  7. A High Rate of TP53 Mutation Identified in Patients with Advanced Melanoma Using Next Generation Sequencing
    Bartlett, Wilson, Morrissette, Noela, Zaheer, Cintolo, Olson,  Schuchter, Amaravadi, Gangadhar, Elder, Xu George, Wei Xu , Nathanson, Czerniecki, Fraker, Karakousis (accepted and presented at Society of Surgical Oncology- SSO 2015)
  8. The influence of different training paradigms on surgical outcomes
    Salman Zaheer, MD, Jashodeep Datta, MD, Lindsay Kuo, MD, Kristina D. Simmons, PhD, Douglas L. Fraker, MD, FACS, Noel N. Williams, MD, FRCSI, Rachel R. Kelz, MD, FACS (accepted and presented at American College of Surgery meeting in 2015)
  9. Aggressive surgical resection for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors
    Salman Zaheer MD, Jashodeep Datta MD, Charles Vollmer MD, Major Lee MD, Jeffrey Drebin MD, Douglas Fraker MD, Rober Roses MD (accepted and presented at iHPBA 12th World Congress 2016)
  10. Pre‐operative Selective Venous Sampling in Reoperative Parathyroid Surgery
    Salman Zaheer MD,  Danielle Graham MD, Lindsay Kuo MD, Heather Wachtel MD, Robert Roses MD, Giorgos Karakousis MD, R. Kelz MD, Douglas Fraker MD. (accepted and presented at Academic Surgical Congress - ASC 2016)
  11. Learning From Failure in The Modern Era: Results of Reoperative Surgery After Failed Parathyroidectomy
    Salman Zaheer MD, Lindsay Kuo MD, Heather Wachtel MD, Robert Roses MD, Giorgos Karakousis MD, R. Kelz MD, Douglas Fraker MD. (accepted and presented at Academic Surgical Congress - ASC 2016)
  12. Combination anti-estrogen therapy and anti-HER2 dendritic cell vaccination improves pathologic complete response in ER+/HER2+ DCIS patients. Plenary Session at Society of Surgical Oncology 69th Annual Cancer Symposium, March 2016.
    Lowenfeld L, Zaheer S, Fracol M, Datta J, Xu S, Fitzpatrick E, DeMichele A, Zhang PJ, McDonald E, Cerniecki BJ. Winner of the Harvey Baker Traveling Fellow Award.
  13. Management of Extraadrenal Abdominal Paraganglioma with Vascular Involvement
    Sinnamon AJ, Zaheer S, Ben-Maimon S, Neuwirth M, Cohen DL, Nathanson KL, Karakousis GC, Woo EY, Jackson BM, Roses RE, Fraker DL. (accepted and presented at Society of Surgical Oncology- SSO 2017)
 
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