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Karim Alavi MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentSurgery
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentSurgery
    DivisionColon And Rectal Surgery

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentClinical Population Health Research

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentMasters in Clinical Investigation


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    George Washington University, Washington, DC, United StatesBSMedicine
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    1. Maykel JA, Hahn SJ, Beauharnais CC, Meyer DC, Hill SS, Sturrock PR, Davids JS, Alavi K. Oncologic Outcomes After Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision for Rectal Cancer. Dis Colon Rectum. 2022 06 01; 65(6):827-836. PMID: 34629431.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Springer JE, Beauharnais C, Chicarilli D, Coderre D, Crawford A, Baima JA, McIntosh LJ, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Alavi K. S184: preoperative sarcopenia is associated with worse short-term outcomes following transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) for rectal cancer. Surg Endosc. 2022 Jan 06. PMID: 34988741.
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    3. Springer JE, Guber RD, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Alavi K, Maykel JA. Total Transperineal Laparoscopic Proctectomy for the Treatment of Crohn's Proctitis. Dis Colon Rectum. 2021 10 01; 64(10):e584-e587. PMID: 34285146.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Meyer DC, Hill SS, Pavao MR, Resnick AJ, McDade JA, Harnsberger CR, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Alavi K. Development of a Practice Guideline for Discharge Opioid Prescribing After Major Colorectal Surgery. Dis Colon Rectum. 2021 09 01; 64(9):1120-1128. PMID: 34397560.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Alavi K, Poylin V, Davids JS, Patel SV, Felder S, Valente MA, Paquette IM, Feingold DL. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Colonic Volvulus and Acute Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction. Dis Colon Rectum. 2021 09 01; 64(9):1046-1057. PMID: 34016826.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Meyer DC, Alavi K. The Authors Reply. Dis Colon Rectum. 2021 08 01; 64(8):e478. PMID: 34214063.
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    7. Meyer DC, Hill SS, Pavao R, Resnick AJ, Purkayastha A, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Alavi K. Prospective Evaluation of a Tiered Opioid Prescribing Guideline for Inpatient Colorectal Operations. Ann Surg. 2021 Jun 18. PMID: 34171859.
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    8. Dore FJ, Hill SS, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Alavi K, Davids JS. Use of medical chaperones by colon and rectal surgeons in outpatient practice. Surg Endosc. 2022 05; 36(5):2973-2980. PMID: 34132900.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Hill SS, Harnsberger CR, Hahn SJ, Sturrock PR, Davids JS, Alavi K, Maykel JA. Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery: An Effective Approach for Patients Who Require Redo Pelvic Surgery for Anastomotic Failure. Dis Colon Rectum. 2021 03 01; 64(3):349-354. PMID: 33395138.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Daniel VT, Alavi K, Davids JS, Harnsberger CR, Maykel JA. Defining Anastomotic Leaks After Colorectal Surgery: Results of a National Survey. J Surg Res. 2021 05; 261:242-247. PMID: 33460969.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Meyer DC, Hill SS, McDade JA, Harnsberger CR, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Alavi K. Opioid Consumption Patterns After Anorectal Operations: Development of an Institutional Prescribing Guideline. Dis Colon Rectum. 2021 01; 64(1):103-111. PMID: 33306536.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Hoque L, Dewolf R, Meyers D, White DK, Mazor KM, Stefan M, Crawford S, Alavi K, Yates J, Maxfield M, Lou F, Uy K, Walz M, Kapoor A. Improving stamina and mobility with preop walking in surgical patients with frailty traits -OASIS IV: randomized clinical trial study protocol. BMC Geriatr. 2020 10 07; 20(1):394. PMID: 33028223.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Hill SS, Harnsberger CR, Crawford AS, Hoang CM, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Alavi K. Creation and Institutional Validation of a Readmission Risk Calculator for Elective Colorectal Surgery. Dis Colon Rectum. 2020 10; 63(10):1436-1445. PMID: 32969887.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Hoang CM, Davids JS, Maykel JA, Flahive JM, Sturrock PR, Alavi K. Not All Discharge Settings Are Created Equal: Thirty-Day Readmission Risk after Elective Colorectal Surgery. Dis Colon Rectum. 2020 09; 63(9):1302-1309. PMID: 33216499.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Hawkins AT, Wise PE, Chan T, Lee JT, Glyn T, Wood V, Eglinton T, Frizelle F, Khan A, Hall J, Ilyas MIM, Michailidou M, Nfonsam VN, Cowan ML, Williams J, Steele SR, Alavi K, Ellis CT, Collins D, Winter DC, Zaghiyan K, Gallo G, Carvello M, Spinelli A, Lightner AL. Diverticulitis: An update from the age old Paradigm. Curr Probl Surg. 2020 10; 57(10):100863. PMID: 33077030.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Hawkins AT, Wise PE, Chan T, Lee JT, Glyn T, Wood V, Eglinton T, Frizelle F, Khan A, Hall J, Ilyas MIM, Michailidou M, Nfonsam VN, Cowan ML, Williams J, Steele SR, Alavi K, Ellis CT, Collins D, Winter DC, Zaghiyan K, Gallo G, Carvello M, Spinelli A, Lightner AL. Diverticulitis: An Update From the Age Old Paradigm. Curr Probl Surg. 2020 10; 57(10):100862. PMID: 33077029.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Hill SS, Dore FJ, Em ST, McLoughlin RJ, Crawford AS, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Alavi K, Davids JS. Twitter Use Among Departments of Surgery With General Surgery Residency Programs. J Surg Educ. 2021 Jan-Feb; 78(1):35-42. PMID: 32631768.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Hill SS, Hoang CM, Cheraghi SN, Shabo MR, Resnick AJ, Crawford A, Melnitchouk N, Harnsberger CR, Alavi K, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Davids JS. Data Accuracy and Predictors of High Ratings of Colon and Rectal Surgeons on an Online Physician Rating Website. Dis Colon Rectum. 2020 02; 63(2):226-232. PMID: 31914115.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Glasgow SC, Gaertner W, Stewart D, Davids J, Alavi K, Paquette IM, Steele SR, Feingold DL. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Appendiceal Neoplasms. Dis Colon Rectum. 2019 12; 62(12):1425-1438. PMID: 31725580.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Hoang CM, Maykel JA, Davids JS, Crawford AS, Sturrock PR, Alavi K. Distribution of Elective Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis Cases for Ulcerative Colitis: a Study Utilizing the University Health System Consortium Database. J Gastrointest Surg. 2020 11; 24(11):2613-2619. PMID: 31768826.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Hill SS, Chung SK, Meyer DC, Crawford AS, Sturrock PR, Harnsberger CR, Davids JS, Maykel JA, Alavi K. Impact of Preoperative Care for Rectal Adenocarcinoma on Pathologic Specimen Quality and Postoperative Morbidity: A NSQIP Analysis. J Am Coll Surg. 2020 01; 230(1):17-25. PMID: 31672638.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. 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. 2020 01; 219(1):75-79. PMID: 31164194.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Alavi K. Expert Commentary on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Rectal GI Tumors. Dis Colon Rectum. 2019 05; 62(5):540-541. PMID: 30964793.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Harnsberger CR, Maykel JA, Alavi K. Postoperative Ileus. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2019 May; 32(3):166-170. PMID: 31061645.
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    25. 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. 2019 04; 62(4):476-482. PMID: 30451755.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. 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 08; 218(2):288-292. PMID: 30803700.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Alavi K. Systematic Reviews and Meta-analytic Methods: Not All Are Created Equal. Dis Colon Rectum. 2018 11; 61(11):1241-1242. PMID: 30286019.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. 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 08; 22(8):1477-1487. PMID: 29663303.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. 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.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. 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 Nov; 214(5):931-937. PMID: 28666580.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. 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 Nov; 214(5):820-824. PMID: 28347491.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. 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 Apr; 40:124-129. PMID: 28259692.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. 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 02; 21(2):398-411. PMID: 27966058.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. 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.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. 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 11; 20(11):1891-1898. PMID: 27561636.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. 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.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. 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.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. 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.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. 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 07; 30(7):3071-6. PMID: 26511122.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. 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.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    41. 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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    42. 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.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. 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.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    44. 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.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. 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.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    46. 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.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    47. Doradla P, Alavi K, Joseph C, Giles R. Single-channel prototype terahertz endoscopic system. J Biomed Opt. 2014 Aug; 19(8):080501. PMID: 25111144.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    48. 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.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    49. 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.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    50. Damle A, Alavi K. Objective Assessment of Quality Measurement and Improvement. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2014 Mar; 27(1):19-25. PMID: 27053926.
      Citations:    
    51. 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.
      Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    52. 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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    53. Alavi K. Faculty development in surgery. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2013 Dec; 26(4):205-6. PMID: 24436677.
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    54. 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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    55. 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.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    56. 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.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    57. 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.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    58. 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.
      Citations:    
    59. 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.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    60. 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.
      Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    61. 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.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    62. Carroll J, Alavi K. Pathogenesis and management of postoperative ileus. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2009 Feb; 22(1):47-50. PMID: 20119556.
      Citations:    
    63. 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.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    64. Alavi KA. Amebiasis. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2007 Feb; 20(1):33-7. PMID: 20011359.
      Citations:    
    65. 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.
      Citations:    
    66. 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.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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