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Vanita Ahuja

MD, MPH, MBA
Associate Professor of Surgery; Chief General Surgery, VA Surgery; Surgery Quality Liaison-Residency, Yale Surgery; Co-Chair Surgery Award Committee, Yale Surgery; Co-Director Geriatric Surgery Committee, VA Surgery; Site Director-Residency, VA Surgery

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Selected Publications

  • Item writer for the Neck Trauma Quiz. The SCORE PortalAhuja V. Item writer for the Neck Trauma Quiz. The SCORE Portal. http://www.surgicalcore.org. Published February 2, 2020.
  • tem writer for the TWIS Interpersonal Skills, Part 3 of 4 Quiz. The SCORE Portal.Ahuja V. Item writer for the TWIS Interpersonal Skills, Part 3 of 4 Quiz. The SCORE Portal. http://www.surgicalcore.org. Published September 1, 2019. .
  • Fundamentals of Surgery Curriculum Content Reviewer Pediatric AppendicitisAhuja V. ACS Fundamentals of Surgery Curriculum Content Reviewer Pediatric Appendicitis https://www.facs.org/education/program/fsc/contributors
  • Simulation as an Adjunct to Didactics to Increase Knowledge Retention.Rivero R, Ionescu B, Bell T, Patterson D, Grim R, Bell T, Ahuja V Simulation as an Adjunct to Didactics to Increase Knowledge Retention. Journal Surgical Simulation
  • Development of a Surgical Simulation Curriculum on a Limited Budget. How can we survive with Minimal Resources?Rivero-Soto RJ, Ahuja V, Mpinga E, Hossein-Zadeh Z, Coleman J. Development of a Surgical Simulation Curriculum on a Limited Budget. How can we survive with Minimal Resources?. Clin Surg. 2018; 3: 1900.
  • Outcomes in the Older Patient Presenting with Acute Cholecystitis and Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) StatusRivero-Soto, RJ, Ahuja V, Bell T, Sakata L, Grim R, Coleman J. Outcomes in the Older Patient Presenting with Acute Cholecystitis and Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Status. International Journal of Surgical Procedures, 1.3. Doi:10.31021/ijsp.20181117
  • ERAS in the Community Hospital: Stepwise Approach to Quality Improvement. GastroenterologySvoboda SM, Galante D, Coleman J, Sweeney, K, Blumberg, D, Ahuja V. ERAS in the Community Hospital: Stepwise Approach to Quality Improvement. Gastroenterology, April 2017, 152(5) Suppl 1, pp S1260-S1261, (abstract) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0016-5085(17)34201-4
  • Voluntary Collaboration to Increase Awareness Amongst Community Hospitals is an Effective Method to Improve Surgical OutcomesSheikh S, Thompson, Grim R, Bell T, Ahuja V, Voluntary Collaboration to Increase Awareness Amongst Community Hospitals is an Effective Method to Improve Surgical Outcomes. Presented at Scientific Forum Oct 2016 JACS Supplemental.
  • Item writer for the Systems-Based Practice, Part 1 of 4 Quiz. The SCORE Portal.Ahuja V. Item writer for the Systems-Based Practice, Part 1 of 4 Quiz. The SCORE Portal. http://www.surgicalcore.org/curriculumSchedule.aspx?currID=1. Published 12/9/2016
  • Acute onset abdominal pain after Cesarean Section?Kirsch J, Smith M, Ahuja V, Grim R, Mpinga E. Acute onset abdominal pain after Cesarean Section? Drexel Med Journal. 2016;10(1),67-68.
  • Lymph Node Evaluation by Tumor Location in Colon Cancer Elderly PatientsTucker JJ, Yanagawa F, Ahuja N, Bell T, Grim R, Ahuja V. Lymph Node Evaluation by Tumor Location in Colon Cancer Elderly Patients: A SEER-Medicare Study, J Surg Res, Volume 172, Issue 2, February 2012, Page 191.
  • Multifaceted Differences in Implementation of Practices for Prevention of Colorectal and Bariatric Surgical Site InfectionsBradley S, Bell M, Ahuja V. Multifaceted Differences in Implementation of Practices for Prevention of Colorectal and Bariatric Surgical Site Infections. Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority. 2012;9 (4): 136-142;[SI/QI].
  • Open Surgical Techniques in Colorectal Cancer.Ahuja V. Open Surgical Techniques in Colorectal Cancer. In Gearhart, S.L and Ahuja, N (Ed.) Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer, Colorectal Cancer 2010; 145-165. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier, Inc.
  • Antibiotics for Critically Ill Patients, chapter for Current Surgical Therapy,Ahuja V, Barbul A. “Antibiotics for Critically Ill Patients,” chapter for Current Surgical Therapy, 8th ed, Cameron, J.
  • Arginine and Wound HealingAhuja V, Barbul A. “Arginine and Wound Healing,” chapter for Nutrition and Wound Healing, Molnar 2006.
  • Wound HealingAhuja V, Barbul A. “Wound Healing,” chapter for Principles of Surgery, Schwartz 8th ed 2005, 63-72.
  • Head and Neck Manifestations of GERDAhuja V, Yencha M., and Lasson F. “Head and Neck Manifestations of GERD,” AFP, 1999, Sep 1; 60(3): 873-80, 885-6