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Dr. Andrea Amabile receives TSDA Benson R. Wilcox award

January 22, 2024
by Elisabeth Reitman

Andrea Amabile, MD, a first–year cardio–thoracic surgery resident in the Yale Department of Surgery, was selected to receive the 2024 Thoracic Surgery Directors Association (TSDA) Benson R. Wilcox Resident Award for the best scientific abstract submitted by a trainee to the 60th Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Annual Meeting. Dr. Amabile will present his abstract as an oral presentation on January 29 in San Antonio, TX.

For the study titled, “Nationwide trends and outcomes in the usage of adjuncts for spinal cord protection in patients undergoing open surgery for the descending thoracic and thoraco-abdominal aorta: analysis of the STS Database,” Dr. Amabile used the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database to measure national trends and surgical outcomes in patients who underwent complex surgical management of thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic pathologies.

The study was conducted under the supervision of Gabriele Di Luozzo, MD, chief of cardiac surgery at Bridgeport Hospital and associate professor of surgery (cardiac) at the Yale School of Medicine.

The TSDA established the Benson R. Wilcox Award in 2010 to honor Benson R. Wilcox, MD, for his contributions to thoracic surgery education.

Submitted by Elisabeth Reitman on January 12, 2024