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Karim Alavi MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentSurgery
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentSurgery
    DivisionColon And Rectal Surgery

    InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentMasters in Clinical Investigation


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    George Washington University, Washington, DC, United StatesBSMedicine
    George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, United StatesMD

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    1. Daniel VT, Alavi K, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Harnsberger CR, Steele SR, Maykel JA. The utility of the delphi method in defining anastomotic leak following colorectal surgery. Am J Surg. 2019 May 25. PMID: 31164194.
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    2. Alavi K. Expert Commentary on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Rectal GI Tumors. Dis Colon Rectum. 2019 May; 62(5):540-541. PMID: 30964793.
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    3. Harnsberger CR, Maykel JA, Alavi K. Postoperative Ileus. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2019 May; 32(3):166-170. PMID: 31061645.
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    4. Daniel VT, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Phatak UR, Alavi K. Getting to the bottom of treatment of rectal prolapse in the elderly: Analysis of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). Am J Surg. 2019 Feb 12. PMID: 30803700.
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    5. Hoang CM, Alavi K, Flahive JM, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Davids JS. Impact of the "Weekend Effect" for Hospital Discharges on Readmissions After Elective Colectomy. Dis Colon Rectum. 2018 Nov 15. PMID: 30451755.
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    6. Alavi K. Systematic Reviews and Meta-analytic Methods: Not All Are Created Equal. Dis Colon Rectum. 2018 Nov; 61(11):1241-1242. PMID: 30286019.
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    7. Hawkins AT, Albutt K, Wise PE, Alavi K, Sudan R, Kaiser AM, Bordeianou L. Abdominoperineal Resection for Rectal Cancer in the Twenty-First Century: Indications, Techniques, and Outcomes. J Gastrointest Surg. 2018 Apr 16. PMID: 29663303.
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    8. Maykel JA, Phatak UR, Suwanabol PA, Schlussel AT, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Alavi K. Initiation of a Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision Program at an Academic Training Program: Evaluating Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes. Dis Colon Rectum. 2017 Dec; 60(12):1267-1272. PMID: 29112562.
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    9. Schlussel AT, Cherng NB, Alavi K. Current trends and challenges in the postoperative medical management of Crohn's disease: A systematic review. Am J Surg. 2017 Jun 06. PMID: 28666580.
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    10. Damle A, Damle RN, Flahive JM, Schlussel AT, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Alavi K. Diffusion of technology: Trends in robotic-assisted colorectal surgery. Am J Surg. 2017 Mar 21. PMID: 28347491.
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    11. Schlussel AT, Wiseman JT, Kelly JF, Davids JS, Maykel JA, Sturrock PR, Sweeney WB, Alavi K. Location is everything: The role of splenic flexure mobilization during colon resection for diverticulitis. Int J Surg. 2017 Mar 01; 40:124-129. PMID: 28259692.
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    12. Maguire LH, Alavi K, Sudan R, Wise PE, Kaiser AM, Bordeianou L. Surgical Considerations in the Treatment of Small Bowel Crohn's Disease. J Gastrointest Surg. 2017 Feb; 21(2):398-411. PMID: 27966058.
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    13. Damle RN, Flahive JM, Davids JS, Maykel JA, Sturrock PR, Alavi K. Examination of Racial Disparities in the Receipt of Minimally Invasive Surgery Among a National Cohort of Adult Patients Undergoing Colorectal Surgery. Dis Colon Rectum. 2016 Nov; 59(11):1055-1062. PMID: 27749481.
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    14. Chan SY, Suwanabol PA, Damle RN, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Sweeney WB, Maykel JA, Alavi K. Characterizing Short-Term Outcomes Following Surgery for Rectal Cancer: the Role of Race and Insurance Status. J Gastrointest Surg. 2016 Nov; 20(11):1891-1898. PMID: 27561636.
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    15. Glasgow SC, Morris AM, Baxter NN, Fleshman JW, Alavi KS, Luchtefeld MA, Monson JR, Chang GJ, Temple LK. Development of The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons' Rectal Cancer Surgery Checklist. Dis Colon Rectum. 2016 Jul; 59(7):601-6. PMID: 27270511.
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    16. Schlussel AT, Steele SR, Alavi K. Current challenges in the surgical management of Crohn's disease: a systematic review. Am J Surg. 2016 Aug; 212(2):345-51. PMID: 27182048.
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    17. Damle RN, Flahive JM, Davids JS, Sweeney WB, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Alavi K. Surgeon Volume Correlates with Reduced Mortality and Improved Quality in the Surgical Management of Diverticulitis. J Gastrointest Surg. 2016 Feb; 20(2):335-42. PMID: 26487333.
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    18. Damle A, Andrew N, Kaur S, Orquiola A, Alavi K, Steele SR, Maykel J. Elimination of waste: creation of a successful Lean colonoscopy program at an academic medical center. Surg Endosc. 2016 Jul; 30(7):3071-6. PMID: 26511122.
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    19. Alavi K, Chan S, Wise P, Kaiser AM, Sudan R, Bordeianou L. Fecal Incontinence: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Management. J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 Oct; 19(10):1910-21. PMID: 26268955.
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    20. Kaiser AM, Hogen R, Bordeianou L, Alavi K, Wise PE, Sudan R. Erratum to: Clostridium Difficile Infection from a Surgical Perspective. J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 Aug; 19(8):1563. PMID: 26037139.
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    21. Damle RN, Alavi K. Risk factors for 30-d readmission after colorectal surgery: a systematic review. J Surg Res. 2016 Jan; 200(1):200-7. PMID: 26216748.
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    22. Kaiser AM, Hogen R, Bordeianou L, Alavi K, Wise PE, Sudan R. Clostridium Difficile Infection from a Surgical Perspective. J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 Jul; 19(7):1363-77. PMID: 25917533.
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    23. Damle RN, Cherng NB, Flahive JM, Davids JS, Maykel JA, Sturrock PR, Sweeney WB, Alavi K. Clinical and financial impact of hospital readmissions after colorectal resection: predictors, outcomes, and costs. Dis Colon Rectum. 2014 Dec; 57(12):1421-9. PMID: 25380009.
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    24. Davids JS, Alavi K, Andres Cervera-Servin J, Choi CS, Sturrock PR, Sweeney WB, Maykel JA. Routine preoperative restaging CTs after neoadjuvant chemoradiation for locally advanced rectal cancer are low yield: a retrospective case study. Int J Surg. 2014 Dec; 12(12):1295-9. PMID: 25448648.
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    25. Damle RN, Cherng NB, Flahive JM, Davids JS, Maykel JA, Sturrock PR, Sweeney WB, Alavi K. Clostridium difficile infection after colorectal surgery: a rare but costly complication. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Oct; 18(10):1804-11. PMID: 25091840.
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    26. Doradla P, Alavi K, Joseph C, Giles R. Single-channel prototype terahertz endoscopic system. J Biomed Opt. 2014 Aug; 19(8):080501. PMID: 25111144.
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    27. Bordeianou L, Maguire LH, Alavi K, Sudan R, Wise PE, Kaiser AM. Sphincter-sparing surgery in patients with low-lying rectal cancer: techniques, oncologic outcomes, and functional results. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Jul; 18(7):1358-72. PMID: 24820137.
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    28. Damle RN, Macomber CW, Flahive JM, Davids JS, Sweeney WB, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Santry HP, Alavi K. Surgeon volume and elective resection for colon cancer: an analysis of outcomes and use of laparoscopy. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Jun; 218(6):1223-30. PMID: 24768291.
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    29. Damle A, Alavi K. Objective Assessment of Quality Measurement and Improvement. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2014 Mar; 27(1):19-25. PMID: 27053926.
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    30. Bordeianou L, Hicks CW, Kaiser AM, Alavi K, Sudan R, Wise PE. Rectal prolapse: an overview of clinical features, diagnosis, and patient-specific management strategies. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 May; 18(5):1059-69. PMID: 24352613.
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    31. Wiseman JT, Alavi K, Milner RJ. Grant writing 101. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2013 Dec; 26(4):228-31. PMID: 24436682.
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    32. Alavi K. Faculty development in surgery. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2013 Dec; 26(4):205-6. PMID: 24436677.
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    33. Murphy M, Alavi K, Maykel J. Working with existing databases. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2013 Mar; 26(1):5-11. PMID: 24436641.
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    34. Cooley EK, McPhee JT, Simons JP, Sweeney WB, Tseng JF, Alavi K. Colorectal neoplasia screening before age 50? Current epidemiologic trends in the United States: agency for healthcare research and quality data. Dis Colon Rectum. 2012 Sep; 55(9):e333. PMID: 22874613.
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    35. Alavi K, Cervera-Servin JA, Sturrock PR, Sweeney WB, Maykel JA. Racial differences in short-term surgical outcomes following surgery for diverticulitis. J Gastrointest Surg. 2012 Mar; 16(3):613-21. PMID: 22125173.
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    36. Ozhathil DK, Li Y, Smith JK, Witkowski E, Coyne ER, Alavi K, Tseng JF, Shah SA. Colectomy performance improvement within NSQIP 2005-2008. J Surg Res. 2011 Nov; 171(1):e9-13. PMID: 21872886.
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    37. Alavi K, Madoff RD, Rothenberger DA. Career options in colon and rectal surgery. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2011 Jun; 24(2):89-93. PMID: 22654567.
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    38. Alavi K, Sturrock PR, Sweeney WB, Maykel JA, Cervera-Servin JA, Tseng J, Cook EF. A simple risk score for predicting surgical site infections in inflammatory bowel disease. Dis Colon Rectum. 2010 Nov; 53(11):1480-6. PMID: 20940595.
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    39. Jordan KW, Nordenstam J, Lauwers GY, Rothenberger DA, Alavi K, Garwood M, Cheng LL. Metabolomic characterization of human rectal adenocarcinoma with intact tissue magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Dis Colon Rectum. 2009 Mar; 52(3):520-5. PMID: 19333056.
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    40. Cooley EK, McPhee JT, Simons JP, Sweeney WB, Tseng JF, Alavi K. Colorectal neoplasia screening before age 50?: current epidemiologic trends in the United States. Dis Colon Rectum. 2009 Feb; 52(2):222-9. PMID: 19279416.
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    41. Carroll J, Alavi K. Pathogenesis and management of postoperative ileus. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2009 Feb; 22(1):47-50. PMID: 20119556.
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    42. Gaertner WB, Hagerman GF, Finne CO, Alavi K, Jessurun J, Rothenberger DA, Madoff RD. Fistula-associated anal adenocarcinoma: good results with aggressive therapy. Dis Colon Rectum. 2008 Jul; 51(7):1061-7. PMID: 18418652.
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    43. Alavi KA. Amebiasis. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2007 Feb; 20(1):33-7. PMID: 20011359.
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    44. Alavi K, Madoff RD, Rothenberger DA. Career options in colon and rectal surgery. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2006 Aug; 19(3):114-8. PMID: 20011368.
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    45. Maykel JA, Hagerman G, Mellgren AF, Li SY, Alavi K, Baxter NN, Madoff RD. Crohn's colitis: the incidence of dysplasia and adenocarcinoma in surgical patients. Dis Colon Rectum. 2006 Jul; 49(7):950-7. PMID: 16729218.
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