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Nakul Valsangkar

Nakul Valsangkar, Cardiothoracic resident, Emory University

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University
1365 Clifton Rd. NE
Building A, Suite A2202
Atlanta, GA  30322
United States
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Role: 
Resident - Cardiothoracic Surgery

Background

Book Chapters

  1. Valsangkar NP, Thayer SP. Management of Acute Pancreatitis.  JL Cameron, AJ Cameron. Current Surgical Therapy. 11th edition.  Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2013

Journal Articles

  1. Kim BJ, Kays JK, Koniaris LG, Valsangkar NP. Understanding the critical role for surgery in the management of wild-type gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). . Transl Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Nov 15;2:91
  2. Milgrom DP, Koniaris LG, Valsangkar NP, Lad N, Bell TM, Wojcik B, Zimmers TAAn Assessment of the Academic Impact of Shock Society Members. . Shock. 2017 N
  3. Loewenstein SN, Duquette S, Valsangkar NP, Avula U, Lad N, Socas J, Flores RL, Sood R, Koniaris LG"Does the Organization of Plastic Surgery Units into Independent Departments Affect Academic Productivity?" . Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jul 12
  4. Salfity HV, Valsangkar NP, Schultz M, Salfity J, Stanton-Maxey KJ, Zarzaur B, Feliciano DV, Laughlin MRMinimally Invasive Incision and Drainage Technique in the Treatment of Simple Subcutaneous Abscess in Adults. . Am Surg. 2017 Jul 1;83(7):699-703.
  5. Markel TA, Valsangkar NP, Bell TM, Kiel BA, Zimmers TA, Koniaris LG. Endangered academia: preserving the pediatric surgeon scientist. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2016 Dec 20. PMID: 28017413
  6. Kim BJ, Valsangkar NP, Liang TW, Murphy MP, Zimmers TA, Bell TM, Davies MG, Koniaris LG. Impact of Integrated Vascular Residencies on Academic Productivity within Vascular Surgery Divisions. Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 Sep 23.doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2016.06.031. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27671458
  7. Rosati CM, Valsangkar NP, Gaudino M, Blitzer D, Vardas PN, Girardi LN, Turrentine MW, Brown JW, Koniaris LG. Training Patterns and Lifetime Career Achievements of US Academic Cardiothoracic Surgeons. World J Surg. 2016 Oct 12. PMID 27734077
  8. Valsangkar NP, Milgrom DP, Martin PJ, Parett JS, Joshi MM, Zimmers TA, Koniaris LG.The positive association of Association for Academic Surgery membership with academic productivity. J Surg Res. 2016 Sep;205(1):163-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2016.06.030. PMID: 27621014
  9. Valsangkar NP, Eppstein AC, Lawson RA, Taylor AN. Effect of Lean Processes on Surgical Wait Times and Efficiency in a Tertiary Care Veterans Affairs Medical Center. JAMA Surg. 2016 Sep 7. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.2808. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27603225
  10. Valsangkar NP, Liang TW, Martin PJ, Mayo JS, Rosati CM, Feliciano DV, Zimmers TA, Koniaris LG. Impact of clinical fellowships on academic productivity in departments of surgery. Surgery. 2016 Aug 11. pii: S0039-6060(16)30341-5. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2016.07.009. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27524426
  11. Valsangkar NP, Kays JK, Feliciano DV, Martin PJ, Parett JS, Joshi MM, Zimmers TA, Koniaris LG.The impact of members of the Society of University Surgeons on the scholarship of American surgery.Surgery. 2016 Jul;160(1):47-53. PMID: 27181383
  12. Bell TM, Valsangkar NP, Joshi M, Mayo J, Blanton C, Zimmers TA, Torbeck L, Koniaris LG. The Role of PhD Faculty in Advancing Research in Departments of Surgery. Ann Surg. 2016 Jan 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27115898
  13. Valsangkar NP, Fecher AM, Rozycki GS, Blanton C, Bell TM, Freischlag J, Ahuja N, Zimmers TA, Koniaris LG. Understanding the Barriers to Hiring and Promoting Women in Surgical Subspecialties. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Aug;223(2):387-398.e2. PMID: 27109779
  14. Zarzaur BL, Valsangkar NP, Feliciano DF, Koniaris LG. The transforming power of early career acute care surgery research scholarships on academic productivity. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Jul;81(1):137-43. PMID: 27032013
  15. Duquette SP, Valsangkar NP, Sood R, Socas J, Zimmers TA, Koniaris LG. Do Plastic Surgery Programs with Integrated Residencies or Subspecialty Fellowships Have Increased Academic Productivity? Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 Feb 10;4(2):e614. PMID: 27014543
  16. Valsangkar NP, Sood R, Socas J, Zimmers TA, Koniaris LG. Have the New Training Pathways Enhanced Academic Productivity in Plastic Surgery? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Oct;136(4 Suppl):62.  No abstract available. PMID: 26397566
  17. Valsangkar NP, Blanton C, Rozycki GS, Zimmers TA, Feliciano DV,Koniaris LG. Is there an impending loss of academically productive trauma surgical faculty? An analysis of 3850 faculty. Journal of Trauma. 2015. Manuscript accepted for publication.
  18. Valsangkar NP, Sehdev A, Misra S, O'Neil BH, Koniaris LG. Current management of gastrointestinal stromal tumors: Surgery, current biomarkers, mutations, and therapy. Surgery. Manuscript accepted for publication June 24, 2015. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.surg.2015.06.027
  19. Valsangkar NP, Zimmers TA, Kim BJ, Blanton C, Joshi MM, Bell TM, Nakeeb A, Dunnington GL, Koniaris LG. Determining the Drivers of Academic Success in Surgery: An Analysis of 3,850 Faculty. PLoS One. 2015 Jul 15;10(7):e0131678. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0131678.
    eCollection 2015
  20. Kulemann B, Liss AS, Valsangkar NP, Fernandez-del Castillo, Lillemoe KD, Hoepnerr J, Mino-Kenudson M, Warshaw AL, Pittman MB, Thayer SP. Circulating Tumor Cells in Local and Advanced Pancreatic Cancer. Pancreas. 2015 May;44(4):547-50. doi: 10.1097/MPA.0000000000000324. Poster of Distinction at: 46th Annual Meeting of the Pancreas Club. May, 2012; San Diego, CA.
  21. Valsangkar NP, Ingkakul T, Correa-Gallego C, Mino-Kenudson M, Lillemoe KD, Fernández-del Castillo C, Warshaw AL, Liss AS, Thayer SP. Survival in ampullary cancer: potential role of different KRAS mutations. Surgery. 2015 Feb;157(2):260-8. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2014.08.092. Oral Presentation at: 46th Annual Meeting of the Pancreas Club. May 2012; Chicago, IL
  22. Valsangkar NP, Bush DM, Michaelson J, Lillemoe KD, Fernández-del Castillo C, Warshaw AL, Thayer SP. N0/N1, PNL, or LNR?  The effect of lymph node number on accurate survival prediction in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Feb;17(2):257-66. Poster presented at: 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract and Digestive Diseases Week, May, 2011; Chicago, IL. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 23229885.
  23. Valsangkar NP, Thayer S, Ferrone C, Wargo J, Warshaw AL, Fernández-Del Castillo C. 849 resected cystic tumors of the pancreas: A 33-year experience at a large academic referral center. Surgery. 2012 Sep;152(3 Suppl 1):S4-12. Poster presented at: 92nd Annual Meeting of the New England Surgical Society, September, 2011; Bretton Woods, NH. Oral presentation at: Festschrift in honor of Dr. Andrew Warshaw. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 22770958.
  24. Rosow D, Liss AS, Strobel O, Fritz S, Bausch D, Valsangkar NP, Alsina J, Kulemann B, Park J, Yamaguchi J, LaFemina J, Thayer SP. Sonic Hedgehog in Pancreatic Cancer: From the bench to the bedside, now back to the bench. Surgery. 2012 Sep;152(3 Suppl 1):S19-32. Oral presentation at: Festschrift in honor of Dr. Andrew Warshaw, October, 2011; Boston, MA. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 22770959.
  25. Mino-Kenudson M, Fernández-del Castillo C, Baba Y, Valsangkar NP, Liss, AS, Hsu M, Correa-Gallego C, Ingkakul T, Johnston RP, Turner BG, Androutsopoulos V, Deshpande V, McGrath D, Sahani DV, Brugge W, Ogino S, Pitman M, Warshaw AL, Thayer SP. Prognosis of invasive intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm depends on histological and precursor epithelial subtypes. Gut. 2010 Dec; 60(12):1712-20. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 21508421.

Published Abstract(s)

  1. Morales-Oyarvide V, Fernandez-del Castillo C, Valsangkar NP, Sahani DV, Pitman M, Thayer SP, Mino-Kenudson M. PDAC with tumor-related retention cysts, a mimicker of invasive IPMN, may be associated with poor prognosis. Pancreas. 2011 Nov; 40(8): 1341. Poster presented at: 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Pancreatic Association, November, 2011; Chicago, IL.
  2. Valsangkar NP, Michaelson JS, Bush DM, Fernández-del Castillo C, Warshaw AL, Thayer SP. Examining more lymph nodes strengthens the prognostic value of lymph node ratio. Pancreatology. 2011 Feb; 11(Suppl. 1): 59. Poster presented at: Annual Meeting of the International Association of Pancreatology, February, 2011; Cochin, India.
  3. Valsangkar NP, Thayer SP, Warshaw AL, Fernández-del Castillo C. Serous cystadenoma of the pancreas: experiences with 130 resected tumors at the MGH. Pancreatology. 2011 Feb; 11(Suppl. 1): 58. Poster presented at: Annual Meeting of the International Association of Pancreatology, February, 2011; Cochin, India.
  4. Valsangkar NP, Ingkakul T, Correa-Gallego C, Mino-Kenudson M, Lillemoe KD, Warshaw AL, Fernández-Del Castillo C, Liss AS, Thayer SP. The G12D mutation of KRAS predicts early recurrence and poor overall survival in ampullary adenocarcinoma. Pancreas. 2011 Nov; 40(8): 1360. Poster presented at: 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Pancreatic Association, November, 2011; Chicago, IL. Manuscript accepted in “Surgery”.
  5. Valsangkar NP, Bush DM, Michaelson J, Lillemoe KD, Fernández-del Castillo C, Warshaw AL, Thayer SP. N0/N1, PNL, or LNR?  The effect of lymph node number on accurate survival prediction in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Gastroenterology. 2011 May; 140(5-S1):S-1021. Poster presented at: 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract and Digestive Diseases Week, May, 2011; Chicago, IL.
  6. Valsangkar NP, Bush DM, Michaelson JS, Fernández-del Castillo C, Warshaw AL, Thayer SP. Race does not substantially affect outcomes in patients with pancreatic cancer. Pancreas. 2010 Nov; 39(8): 1354. Poster presented at: 41st Annual Meeting of the American Pancreatic Association, November, 2010; Chicago, IL.

Oral Presentation(s)

  1. Valsangkar NP, Salfity HV, Timsina L, Ceppa D, Ceppa E, Birdas TJ. Operative Time in Esophagectomy: Does it affect outcomes? Oral presentation at:  2018 Annual meeting of the Central Surgical Association, March 2018; Columbus, OH
  2. Valsangkar NP, Siedlecki CB, Bell TM, Fecher A. Is There A Difference In The Demographic Factors Between Laceration And Gunshot Violence? Oral presentation at: 12th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, February 2017; Las Vegas, NV
  3. Valsangkar NP, Eppstein AC, Lawson RA, Taylor AN. Lean Process Implementation Improves Surgical Wait Times and Increases Efficiency in a Tertiary Care Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Oral presentation at: 2016 Annual meeting of the Association of VA Surgeons, April 9 – 12, 2016; Virginia Beach, VA
  4. Valsangkar NP, Milgrom D, Martin PJ, Parrett J, Joshi MM, Zimmers TA, Koniaris LGDoes AAS Membership Improve the Academic Productivity of its Constituent Members? Plenary Oral Presentation at: 10th Annual Academic Surgical Congress; February 2 – 4, 2016, Las Vegas, NV
  5. Valsangkar NP, Kays J, Martin PJ, Parrett J, Joshi MM, Zimmers TA, Koniaris LG.The Impact of SUS Membership on the Scholarship of American Surgery. Oral Presentation at: 10th Annual Academic Surgical Congress; February 2 – 4, 2016, Las Vegas, NV
  6. Valsangkar NP, Mayo JS, Feliciano DV, Zimmers TA, Koniaris LG. Do Clinical Fellowships Impact a Department of Surgery’s Academic Productivity? Oral Presentation at: 10th Annual Academic Surgical Congress; February 2 – 4, 2016,  Las Vegas, NV
  7. Valsangkar NP, Blanton C, Rozycki GS, Zimmers TA, Feliciano DV,Koniaris LG. Is there an impending loss of academically productive trauma surgical faculty? An analysis of 3850 faculty. Plenary Oral presentation at: 2015 annual meeting of the American Association for Surgery of Trauma (AAST) September 9 - 12, 2015; Las Vegas, NV
  8. Valsangkar NP, Sood RS, Socas J, Zimmers TA, Koniaris LG.  Have the New Training Pathways Enhanced Academic Productivity in Plastic Surgery? Oral presentation at: 2015 Plastic surgery: The Meeting, October 16 - 20, 2015; Boston, MA
  9. Valsangkar NP, Zimmers TA, Kim BJ, Blanton C, Joshi MM, Bell TM, Nakeeb A, Dunnington GL, Koniaris LG. What are the Drivers of Academic Success in Surgery? Oral presentation at: 2015 fall meeting of American College of Surgeons, October 4 - 8, 2015; Chicago, IL
  10. Eldert RE, Valsangkar NP, Kilbane M, Cioffi J, House M, Zyromski NJ, Schmidt CM, Nakeeb A, Ceppa EP. Should Small Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors Be Observed or Resected? Oral presentation at: 2015 Annual meeting of American College of Surgeons, Indiana Chapter, April 17-18, 2015; Indianapolis, IN
  11. Valsangkar NP, Jin X, Zhang Z, Zimmers TA, Koniaris LG. EGFR Replenishment Does Not Correct Liver Regeneration in Leptin Receptor Deficient Mice. Oral presentation at: 9th Annual Academic Surgical Congress; Las Vegas, NV
  12. Valsankar NP, Ceppa EP, Schmidt H, Kilbane EM, Turner AP, House MG, Zyromski NJ, Nakeeb A, Schmidt CM.  Socioeconomic Status and Surgical Outcomes after Regional Pancreatectomy. Oral presentation  presented at: Resident Research Day, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, May, 2014; Indianapolis, IN
  13. Valsangkar NP, Schmidt H, Strange N, Ceppa E. Is scurvy a 21st century diagnosis? Implications on patients after major surgery. Oral presentation at: Annual meeting of the American College of Surgery Indiana Chapter, April, 2014; Indianapolis, IN
  14. Valsangkar NP, Ingkakul T, Correa-Gallego C, Mino-Kenudson M, Lillemoe KD, Warshaw AL, Fernández-Del Castillo C, Liss AS, Thayer SP. Survival in ampullary adenocarcinoma: role of different KRAS mutations. Oral Presentation at: 46th Annual Meeting of the Pancreas Club. May 2012; Chicago, IL
  15. Valsangkar, N., Bush, D., Michaelson, J., Fernández-del Castillo, C., Warshaw, A., Thayer, S. (2011, May). Predicting Survival in Pancreatic Cancer: A Comparison of Lymph Node Ratio with Number of Metastatic Nodes. Oral Presentation at: 45th Annual Meeting of the Pancreas Club; Chicago, IL.
  16. Malhotra, V., Dhawan, V., Valsangkar, N., Patil, R., Shankar, P. (2006, December). Physiology of Kriya Yoga. Oral Presentation at: 18th Annual Conference of the Physiological Society of India; Kolkata, India.

Poster Presentation (s)

  1. Garner EF, Valsangkar NP, Wang T, Porterfield JR, Koniaris LG, Chen H. How academically productive are endocrine surgeons in the United States? Poster Presentation at: 37th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons; Baltimore, MD
  2. Hughes R, Valsangkar NP, Lucas J, Koniaris LG, Lally B. The Impact of Grant Funding, NCI Center Designation, Clinical Trial Leadership and Academic Productivity Metrics in Radiation Oncology. Poster presentation at: ASTRO's 57th Annual Meeting, October 18 – 21, 2015 San Antonio, TX
  3. Fecher AM, Valsangkar NP, Rozycki GS, Blanton C, Freischlag JA, Bell TM, Koniaris LG. What Are The Barriers to Hiring and Promoting Women in Surgery? Poster to be presented  at: 2015 fall meeting of American College of Surgeons, October 4-8, 2015; Chicago, IL
  4. Eldert RE, Valsangkar NP, Kilbane M, Cioffi J, House M, Zyromski NJ, Schmidt CM, Nakeeb A, Ceppa EP. Should Small Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors Be Observed or Resected? Poster presented at: 2015 Annual meeting of the American Hepato Pancreato Biliary Conference, March 11 - 15, 2015; Miami Beach, FL
  5. Ceppa EP, Schmidt H, Valsankar NP, Kilbane EM, Turner AP, House MG, Zyromski NJ, Nakeeb A, Schmidt CM.  Socioeconomic Status and Surgical Outcomes after Regional Pancreatectomy. Poster presented at: 2014 Annual meeting of the American College of Surgery NSQIP conference, July, 2014; New York, NY.
  6. Aggarwal A, Valsangkar NP, Roch A, El Chafic A MD,  DeWitt J, Sherman S, LeBlanc J, McHenry L, Cote G, Imperiale T, Schmidt C, Al-Haddad M. Poster presented at: 2013 Annual meeting and Postgraduate Course, American College of Gasteroenterology. October, 2013; San Diego, CA. 
  7. Kulemann B,  Liss AS, Valsangkar NP, Fernández-del Castillo C, Lillemoe KD, Mino-Kenudson M,  Warshaw AL, Pitman MB, Thayer SP.. The Capture of CTC for Cytological, Molecular and Cell Culture Evaluation in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer. Poster of Distinction at: 46th Annual Meeting of the Pancreas Club. May, 2012; San Diego, CA.
  8. Bush DM, Valsangkar NP, Michaelson JS. New Databases and New Methods. Poster presented at: MGH Clinical Research Day, May, 2010; Boston, MA

Departmental Grand Rounds

1. Valsangkar N. Understand the K award and what it can do for you. Indiana University Department of Surgery, Indianapolis, IN. October 2017.

2. Valsangkar N, Bell TM, Fecher A, Koniaris LG. Academic Money Ball. Indiana University Department of Surgery, Indianapolis, IN. April 2016.

3. Valsangkar N, Koniaris LG. Measuring Metrics of Academic Productivity. Indiana University Department of Surgery, Indianapolis, IN.  August 2015

 

Other Interests

I am interested in the biology and mathematical modelling of cancer outcomes.  A previous background in the mathematical modelling of pancreatic cancer and disease spcefic mortality, will help me in undertanding cancer outcomes with esophageal and lung cancer. I have an interest in cardiovascular physiology and in pursuing a CT surgery residency at Emory University, I will explore my interests in cardiovascular mechanics, biology, and oncology.

I am an avid sailor and look forward to saling large rigs in open ocean waters. My and my wife enjoy hikes, camping, outdoors activities, and I dabble in some guitar and golf.  Together with the newest member of our family, our son, I am on an exciting journey of discovery and learning in all things thoracic.

 

Research

Clinical Research Fellowship, Pancreas Biology Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, January, 2010 – June, 2012

  • Funded by the Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, Institute for Pancreatic Cancer Research
  • Assembled and analyzed the ‘Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results’ (SEER) and MGH pancreatic cancer data repositories to derive multivariate survival models
  • Assessed the correlation between KRAS status and clinico-pathologic variables in pancreatic and ampullary tumors using genotyping and sequencing

Visiting Research Fellow, Laboratory for Quantitative Medicine, Harvard Medical School, January, 2010 – June, 2012

  • Worked on generating web based predictive calculators for outcomes in GI malignancies
  • Designed algorithms in Matlab, SPSS, R, Microsoft SQL server for managing large population based data registries for outcomes based research.

            Research Fellow, Koniaris lab, Indiana University, Department of Surgery, July 2014 – July 2015

  • Worked on academic policy and identified measures of research productivity and predictors of NIH funding and research excellence
  • Designed parameters that better predicted pathways to academic success in general surgery and surgical subspecialties

Resident Research Associate, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Indiana University, Department of Surgery, July 2016 – present

  • Analyzing and computing in hospital morbidity and mortality based on the ACS-NSQIP database
  • Manager of the Institutional SEER-CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) database

 

Additional Educational Information

Medical student, University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), New Delhi, India

  • July, 2003 – October, 2009
  • Research Assistant, Department of Physiology, 2003 – 2004
  • Research Assistant, Department of Pathology, 2004 – 2007
  • Founding member of UCMS medical student mentorship program, 2008
  • Rotating internship, January, 2008 – September, 2009
  • Graduation with honors and distinction

Visiting fourth year surgical subinternship(s), New  York, NY, and Boston, MA

  • December, 2008 – April, 2009
  • Weill Cornell Medical College, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Honors in surgery

Resident, General Surgery, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indianapolis, IN

  • July, 2012 – July 2018
  • Golden sigmoidoscope award to best foreign intern

Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory Universtiy, Atlanta, GA

  • August 2018 - present