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Elizabeth A. (Mollo) Bailey, MD, MEd
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. Bailey is a PGY-5 in General Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  She graduated AOA from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and is currently completing a Masters in Health Policy Research (MSHP) while participating as a fellow at the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety (CHIPS).  Her research interests focus on healthcare quality improvement and the impact of health policy on access to surgical care.  She is also interested in the process of educating and evaluating surgical residents.
07/2016 - present  Co-Chair, Housestaff and APP Quality Council
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
07/2016 = present  Member-at-large, Housestaff Governing Council
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
07/2015 - present  Curriculum Committee, Masters of Health Policy Research
University of Pennsylvania
07/2015 - present  Fellow, Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety (CHIPS)
University of Pennsylvania
09/2015 - present Junior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
University of Pennsylvania
07/2015 - present Assistant Instructor in the Department of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2013 - 2015 Resident in Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2012 - 2013 Intern in Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


2006 - 2008 Teach For America, Corps Member
Las Vegas, Nevada
07/2015 - present MSHP - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2008 - 2012 MD - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2006 - 2008 MEd - University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
(Curriculum and Instruction)
2002 - 2006 BS - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois
(Molecular and Cellular Biology)
2015 - present Resident Member/Education Committee, American College of Surgeons (ACS)
2015 - present Resident Member, Pennsylvania Medical Society
2008 - 2012 Member, Agnew Surgical Society
2011 - present Member, Alpha Omega Alpha
2004 - present Member, National Society of Collegiate Scholars


Dr. Bailey is currently Co-Principle Investigator on a research protocol entitled The Assessment of the Impact of Resident Work on Patient Outcomes: An ACS NSQIP QITI Study.  This is a prospective multi-institutional study to begin to quantify the impact of resident work on patient care by linking survey data on resident work to ASC NSQIP QITI patient outcomes along with information on the structural elements of their clinical and educational environment.  Grant funding for this study is provided by the Association of Program Directors in Surgery (APDS).
Original Papers
  1. Bailey EA, Collier K, Kelz RR. Debunking the “July Phenomenon:” Are We Asking the Right Questions? JAMA Surgery (2016); 151(3), 224-225.
  2. Mollo EA, Reinke CE, Nelson C, Holena DN, Williams N, Kann B, Bleier J, Kelz RR. The Simulated Ward: Ideal for Training Clinical Clerks in an Era of Patient Safety. Journal of Surgical Research.  (2012);177(1), e1-6.
  3. Krishnakumar R, Kim B, Mollo EA, Imlay JA, and Slauch JS.  Structural properties of periplasmic SodC1 that correlate with virulence in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium.  Journal of Bacteriology (2007); 189(12), 4343–4352.
  1. Bailey EA, Broach R, Mahmoud NN, Paulson EC. Risk factors for venous thromboembolic (VTE) events in colorectal surgery. Abstract accepted for poster presentation. American College of Surgeons,             October 16-20; Washington DC.
  2. Bailey EA, Karakousis G; Hoffman RL; Neuwirth MG; Kelz RR. Prolonged Hospital Stays for Patients Discharged to Post-Acute Care after Colorectal Cancer Surgery.  Abstract accepted for podium presentation. Academic Surgical Congress, February 2-4, 2016; Jacksonville, FL. Abstract nr ASC20160886.
  3. Mollo EA, Redding N, Mirza N.  The How and Why of Proton Pump Inhibitor Use: Observations from a Laryngology Practice.  Abstract accepted for poster presentation. American Bronchoesophageal Association at COSM, April 18-19, 2012; San Diego, CA. Poster nr 1-067.
Book Chapters
  1. Mollo EA, Aggarwal R.  (2013). Assessment of Surgical Skills.  In M. Berg (Ed.) Cutting Edges in Surgical Training.  Gdansk, Poland: Via Media.
2016 Recipient, Resident Scholarship, American College of Surgeons
Leadership and Advocacy Conference
2011 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)

Dr. Elizabeth Mollo

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