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Ian W. Folkert, M.D.
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. Folkert is a PGY-4 General Surgery Resident interested in Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery. During his time in the lab he will be pursuing a Ph.D. in cancer biology as part of the Measey Surgeon Scientist Training Program. He plans to pursue an academic career in Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery.


2013 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
2009 - 2013 MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2004 - 2008 BA - New York University (Classical Studies)
New York, New York
Magna Cum Laude
  • Phi-beta Kappa
2013 – Ongoing Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Clinical Researcher, Peter Abt, MD
Clinical research under Dr. Peter Abt developing a database of domino transplant recipients in the U.S. and investigating outcomes of patients undergoing domino liver transplantation.
2014 – Ongoing Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Clinical Researcher, Robert Roses, MD
Clinical research under Dr. Robert Roses investigating outcomes in surgical oncology.
2012 – 2013 Perelman School of Medicine, Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Medical Student Researcher, Daniel Holena MD
Clinical research under Dr. Daniel Holena developing a research database of penetrating trauma patients to examine the utility of lactate as a biomarker in this specific population of trauma patients.
2007 – 2009 Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, New York, New York
Student Researcher, Victor Schuster, MD
Completed projects working under Dr. Victor Schuster, including work in molecular biology, cell signaling, and in vivo experiments aimed at further characterizing the role of the Prostaglandin Transporter and a novel inhibitor in wound healing.
  1. Folkert IW, Sims CA, Pascual JL, Allen SR, Kim PK, Schwab CW, Holena DN. Initial venous lactate levels in patients with isolating penetrating extremity trauma: a retrospective cohort study. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2015; 41:203-209.
  2. Folkert IW, Roses RE. Endoscopic full-thickness resection with laparoscopic assistance. Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Volume 17, Issue 3, 112-114.
  3. Folkert IW, Hernandez, P, Roses RE. The Multidisciplinary Management of Nonfunctional Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Pancreas. World J Gastroenterol. 2016; 22(11): 3105-3116.
  4. Folkert IW, Roses RE. Value in Palliative Cancer Surgery: A Critical Assessment. Journal of Surgical Oncology (in press).
  5. Folkert IW, Siegelman ES, Drebin JA, Roses RA. The Distal Duodenal Mass: A Radiographic Blind Spot (in preparation).
  6. Folkert IW, Goldberg DS, Levine MH, Olthoff KM, Shaked A, Abt PL. Graft Survival following Domino Liver Transplantation: The U.S. Experience (in preparation).
  1. Folkert IW, Goldberg DS, Levine MH, Olthoff KM, Shaked A, Abt, PL. Graft Survival Following Domino Liver Transplantation: The U.S. Experience. AASLD (Poster).
  2. Folkert IW, Damrauer S, Karakousis G, Lee MK, IV. Early Versus Late Readmission After Pancreatectomy. ASC (Podium Presentation).
  3. Neylan CJ, Dumon KR, Folkert IW, Dempsey DT, Morris JB, Williams NN, Allen SR. Medical School Surgical Boot Camps: The Need For Objective Outcomes. ASC (Podium Presentation)
Book Chapters
  1. Folkert IW, Braslow BM. Trauma Evaluation, Resuscitation, and Surgical Critical Care. The Surgical Review. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 4th ed. 2016.
2016 PENN Pearls Award – Awarded by the Medical Students for Excellence in Clinical Instruction.
2015 Leonard D. Miller Award – Awarded to the Surgical Resident whose Clinical Instruction of Medical Students Most Nearly Approaches the Standard of Excellence Set by Surgery’s Master Educator, Leonard D. Miller. Selected by the Medical Students.
2013 William T. Fitts, Jr. Memorial Prize – Awarded to a Graduating Medical Student for Excellence in the Surgery of Trauma.
  Deans’ Undergraduate Research Fund Scholarship Recipient
  New York University CAS Presidential Honors Scholar

Dr. Ian Folkert

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