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Jessica P Simons MD, MPH

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
    DivisionVascular Surgery


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    Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, United StatesBSChemistry
    Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, United StatesMPHClinical Effectiveness
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, United StatesMD

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    1. Arous EJ, Judelson DR, Malka KT, Wyman AS, Simons JP, Aiello FA, Arous EJ, Schanzer A. Carotid Duplex Velocity Criteria Recommended by the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound and Endorsed by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Lacks Predictive Ability for Identifying High Grade Carotid Artery Stenosis. Ann Vasc Surg. 2019 Aug 05. PMID: 31394249.
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    2. Simons JP, Podder S, Dossabhoy SS, Wyman AS, Arous EJ, Judelson DR, Aiello FA, Schanzer A. Fenestrated/Branched Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair Using a Supraceliac Aortic Proximal Seal Zone Versus an Infraceliac Aortic Proximal Seal Zone. Ann Vasc Surg. 2019 Aug 02. PMID: 31382008.
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    3. Nguyen TT, Simons JP, Podder S, Crawford AS, Judelson DR, Arous EJ, Aiello FA, Schanzer A. Imaging Obtained Up To 12 Months Preoperatively Is Adequate for Planning Fenestrated/Branched Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2019 Jul 30; 1538574419864769. PMID: 31362600.
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    4. Bluemn EG, Flahive JM, Farber A, Bertges DJ, Goodney PP, Eldrup-Jorgensen J, Schanzer A, Simons JP. Analysis of Thirty-Day Readmission Following Infrainguinal Bypass. Ann Vasc Surg. 2019 Jul 23. PMID: 31349054.
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    5. Zia S, Simons J, Woo K, Rathbun J, Ryan P. Merit-Based incentive payment system year 3 quality reporting options. J Vasc Surg. 2019 Jul; 70(1):327. PMID: 31230650.
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    6. Simons JP, Schanzer A, Flahive JM, Osborne NH, Mills JL, Bradbury AW, Conte MS. Survival prediction in patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia who undergo infrainguinal revascularization. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2019 May 28. PMID: 31151867.
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    7. Nguyen TT, Simons JP, Schanzer A. Use of fenestrated-branched endovascular aneurysm repair to treat Carrel patch aneurysmal degeneration after open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech. 2019 Jun; 5(2):117-121. PMID: 31193425.
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    8. Mohan S, Simons J. Preoperative Chlorhexidine Gluconate Scrub Shower for Inpatient Vascular Patients: A Quality Improvement Project. Ann Vasc Surg. 2019 Jan 23. PMID: 30684619.
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    9. Diamond KR, Woo K, Neal D, Zhao Y, Glocker RJ, Bertges DJ, Simons JP. Prediction of postoperative myocardial infarction after suprainguinal bypass using the Vascular Quality Initiative Cardiac Risk Index. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Dec 21. PMID: 30583894.
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    10. Roberts L, Farber A, Jones DW, Woo K, Eslami MH, Simons J, Malas M, Tan TW, Rybin D, Siracuse JJ. Tapered arteriovenous grafts do not provide significant advantage over nontapered grafts in upper extremity dialysis access. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Dec 21. PMID: 30583896.
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    11. Malka KT, Simons JP, Schanzer A. Acute type B dissection in a patient with anomalous aortic arch anatomy. J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech. 2018 Dec; 4(4):319. PMID: 30761377.
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    12. Simons JP, Schanzer A, Flahive JM, Osborne NH, Mills JL, Bradbury AW, Conte MS. Survival prediction in patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia who undergo infrainguinal revascularization. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Nov 26. PMID: 30497863.
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    13. Simons JP, Woo K, Rathbun JA, Johnson BL, Copeland TP. Quality measures in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. J Vasc Surg. 2018 09; 68(3):931-932. PMID: 30144914.
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    14. Mohan S, Flahive JM, Arous EJ, Judelson DR, Aiello FA, Schanzer A, Simons JP. Peripheral atherectomy practice patterns in the United States from the Vascular Quality Initiative. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Jun 21. PMID: 29937287.
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    15. Aiello FA, Judelson DR, Durgin JM, Doucet DR, Simons JP, Durocher DM, Flahive JM, Schanzer A. A physician-led initiative to improve clinical documentation results in improved health care documentation, case mix index, and increased contribution margin. J Vasc Surg. 2018 May 04. PMID: 29735302.
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    16. Dossabhoy SS, Simons JP, Diamond KR, Flahive JM, Aiello FA, Arous EJ, Messina LM, Schanzer A. Reinterventions after fenestrated or branched endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Mar 06. PMID: 29523438.
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    17. Arous EJ, Judelson DR, Simons JP, Aiello FA, Doucet DR, Arous EJ, Messina LM, Schanzer A. Increasing the number of integrated vascular surgery residency positions is important to address the impending shortage of vascular surgeons in the United States. J Vasc Surg. 2018 05; 67(5):1618-1625. PMID: 29503000.
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    18. Dossabhoy SS, Simons JP, Flahive JM, Aiello FA, Sheth P, Arous EJ, Messina LM, Schanzer A. Fenestrated endovascular aortic aneurysm repair using physician-modified endovascular grafts versus company-manufactured devices. J Vasc Surg. 2018 06; 67(6):1673-1683. PMID: 29224942.
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    19. Marecki H, Simons JP, Schanzer A, Arous EJ, Robichaud D, Messina LM. Repeat presentation for middle aortic syndrome 18 years after original repair. J Vasc Surg. 2017 12; 66(6):1876-1877. PMID: 29169543.
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    20. Simons JP, Larson RA, Woo K, Rathbun JA, Johnson BL. Tips for participating in the Quality Payment Program in 2018 and beyond. J Vasc Surg. 2017 12; 66(6):1909. PMID: 29169547.
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    21. Larson RA, Simons JP, Johnson BL, Rathbun JA, Woo K. Proposed Quality Payment Program changes for 2018. J Vasc Surg. 2017 11; 66(5):1611. PMID: 29061275.
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    22. Aiello F, Durgin J, Daniel V, Messina L, Doucet D, Simons J, Jenkins J, Schanzer A. Surgeon leadership in the coding, billing, and contractual negotiations for fenestrated endovascular aortic aneurysm repair increases medical center contribution margin and physician reimbursement. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Apr 05. PMID: 28390774.
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    23. Schanzer A, Simons JP, Flahive J, Durgin J, Aiello FA, Doucet D, Steppacher R, Messina LM. Outcomes of fenestrated and branched endovascular repair of complex abdominal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Mar 01. PMID: 28259577.
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    24. Robinson WP, Doucet DR, Simons JP, Wyman A, Aiello FA, Arous E, Schanzer A, Messina LM. An intensive vascular surgical skills and simulation course for vascular trainees improves procedural knowledge and self-rated procedural competence. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Mar; 65(3):907-915.e3. PMID: 28236930.
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    25. Simons JP, Shue B, Flahive JM, Aiello FA, Steppacher RC, Eaton EA, Messina LM, Schanzer A. Trends in use of the only Food and Drug Administration-approved commercially available fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair device in the United States. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Feb 19. PMID: 28254395.
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    26. Judelson DR, Simons JP, Flahive JM, Patel VI, Healey CT, Nolan BW, Bertges DJ, Schanzer A. Determinants of Follow-Up Failure in Patients Undergoing Vascular Surgery Procedures. Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 Nov 27. PMID: 27903469.
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    27. Bluemn EG, Simons JP, Messina LM. Endovascular-First Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease Remains Controversial. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Sep 27; 68(13):1492. PMID: 27659472.
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    28. Aiello FA, Judelson DR, Messina LM, Indes J, FitzGerald G, Doucet DR, Simons JP, Schanzer A. A multidisciplinary approach to vascular surgery procedure coding improves coding accuracy, work relative value unit assignment, and reimbursement. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Aug; 64(2):465-470. PMID: 27146792.
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    29. Robinson WP, Schanzer A, Aiello FA, Flahive J, Simons JP, Doucet DR, Arous E, Messina LM. Endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms does not reduce later mortality compared with open repair. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Mar; 63(3):617-24. PMID: 26916581.
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    30. Durgin JM, Arous EJ, Kumar S, Robinson WP, Simons JP, Schanzer A. Complete regression of a symptomatic, mycotic juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm after treatment with fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Sep; 64(3):803-6. PMID: 26747681.
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    31. Simons JP, Goodney PP, Flahive J, Hoel AW, Hallett JW, Kraiss LW, Schanzer A. A comparative evaluation of risk-adjustment models for benchmarking amputation-free survival after lower extremity bypass. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Apr; 63(4):990-7. PMID: 26603547.
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    32. Malka KT, Flahive J, Csizinscky A, Aiello F, Simons JP, Schanzer A, Messina LM, Robinson WP. Results of repeated percutaneous interventions on failing arteriovenous fistulas and grafts and factors affecting outcomes. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Mar; 63(3):772-7. PMID: 26597666.
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    33. Arous EJ, Simons JP, Flahive JM, Beck AW, Stone DH, Hoel AW, Messina LM, Schanzer A. National variation in preoperative imaging, carotid duplex ultrasound criteria, and threshold for surgery for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Oct; 62(4):937-44. PMID: 26067201.
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    34. Ali MM, Flahive J, Schanzer A, Simons JP, Aiello FA, Doucet DR, Messina LM, Robinson WP. In patients stratified by preoperative risk, endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms has a lower in-hospital mortality and morbidity than open repair. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Jun; 61(6):1399-407. PMID: 25752694.
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    35. Schanzer A, Baril D, Robinson WP, Simons JP, Aiello FA, Messina LM. Developing a complex endovascular fenestrated and branched aortic program. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Mar; 61(3):826-31. PMID: 25595400.
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    36. Schanzer A, Messina LM, Ghosh K, Simons JP, Robinson WP, Aiello FA, Goldberg RJ, Rosen AB. Follow-up compliance after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in Medicare beneficiaries. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Jan; 61(1):16-22.e1. PMID: 25441010.
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    37. Simons JP, Schanzer A. Reply: To PMID 23910457. J Vasc Surg. 2014 May; 59(5):1474-5. PMID: 24767277.
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    38. Simons JP, Baril DT, Goodney PP, Bertges DJ, Robinson WP, Cronenwett JL, Messina LM, Schanzer A. The effect of postoperative myocardial ischemia on long-term survival after vascular surgery. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Dec; 58(6):1600-8. PMID: 23910457.
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    39. Columbo J, Simons JP, Baril DT, Schanzer A. Management of a patient with Turner syndrome presenting with an isolated left subclavian artery aneurysm. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2013 Jul; 47(5):397-9. PMID: 23867785.
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    40. Simons JP, Goodney PP, Baril DT, Nolan BW, Hevelone ND, Cronenwett JL, Messina LM, Schanzer A. The effect of postoperative stroke and myocardial infarction on long-term survival after carotid revascularization. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jun; 57(6):1581-8. PMID: 23402875.
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    41. Psoinos CM, Simons JP, Baril DT, Robinson WP, Schanzer A. A Mycobacterium bovis mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm resulting from bladder cancer treatment, resection, and reconstruction with a cryopreserved aortic graft. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2013 Jan; 47(1):61-4. PMID: 23081891.
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    42. 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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    43. Simons JP, Schanzer A, Nolan BW, Stone DH, Kalish JA, Cronenwett JL, Goodney PP. Outcomes and practice patterns in patients undergoing lower extremity bypass. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Jun; 55(6):1629-36. PMID: 22608039.
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    44. Eslami MH, McPhee JT, Simons JP, Schanzer A, Messina LM. National trends in utilization and postprocedure outcomes for carotid artery revascularization 2005 to 2007. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Feb; 53(2):307-15. PMID: 21093200.
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    45. Carroll JE, Smith JK, Simons JP, Murphy MM, Ng SC, Shah SA, Zhou Z, Tseng JF. Redefining mortality after pancreatic cancer resection. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Nov; 14(11):1701-8. PMID: 20844977.
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    46. McDade TP, Hill JS, Simons JP, Piperdi B, Ng SC, Zhou Z, Kadish SP, Fitzgerald TJ, Tseng JF. A national propensity-adjusted analysis of adjuvant radiotherapy in the treatment of resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Cancer. 2010 Jul 1; 116(13):3257-66. PMID: 20564625.
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    47. Murphy MM, Ng SC, Simons JP, Csikesz NG, Shah SA, Tseng JF. Predictors of major complications after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: surgeon, hospital, or patient? J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Jul; 211(1):73-80. PMID: 20610252.
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    48. Smith JK, Ng SC, Hill JS, Simons JP, Arous EJ, Shah SA, Tseng JF, McDade TP. Complications after pancreatectomy for neuroendocrine tumors: a national study. J Surg Res. 2010 Sep; 163(1):63-8. PMID: 20599224.
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    49. Zhou Z, McDade TP, Simons JP, Ng SC, Lambert LA, Whalen GF, Shah SA, Tseng JF. Surgery and radiotherapy for retroperitoneal and abdominal sarcoma: both necessary and sufficient. Arch Surg. 2010 May; 145(5):426-31. PMID: 20479339.
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    50. Simons JP, Goodney PP, Nolan BW, Cronenwett JL, Messina LM, Schanzer A. Failure to achieve clinical improvement despite graft patency in patients undergoing infrainguinal lower extremity bypass for critical limb ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Jun; 51(6):1419-24. PMID: 20456908.
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    51. Simons JP, Ng SC, Hill JS, Shah SA, Zhou Z, Tseng JF. In-hospital mortality from liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma: a simple risk score. Cancer. 2010 Apr 1; 116(7):1733-8. PMID: 20143433.
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    52. Simons JP, Ng SC, McDade TP, Zhou Z, Earle CC, Tseng JF. Progress for resectable pancreatic [corrected] cancer?: a population-based assessment of US practices. Cancer. 2010 Apr 1; 116(7):1681-90. PMID: 20143432.
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    53. Hill JS, Zhou Z, Simons JP, Ng SC, McDade TP, Whalen GF, Tseng JF. A simple risk score to predict in-hospital mortality after pancreatic resection for cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Jul; 17(7):1802-7. PMID: 20155401.
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    54. Carroll JE, Hurwitz ZM, Simons JP, McPhee JT, Ng SC, Shah SA, Al-Refaie WB, Tseng JF. In-hospital mortality after resection of biliary tract cancer in the United States. HPB (Oxford). 2010 Feb; 12(1):62-7. PMID: 20495647.
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    55. Simons JP, Hill JS, Ng SC, Shah SA, Zhou Z, Whalen GF, Tseng JF. Perioperative mortality for management of hepatic neoplasm: a simple risk score. Ann Surg. 2009 Dec; 250(6):929-34. PMID: 19855257.
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    56. Csikesz NG, Singla A, Simons JP, Tseng JF, Shah SA. The impact of socioeconomic status on presentation and treatment of diverticular disease. J Gastrointest Surg. 2009 Nov; 13(11):1993-2001; discussion 2001-2. PMID: 19760302.
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    57. Singla A, Simons J, Li Y, Csikesz NG, Ng SC, Tseng JF, Shah SA. Admission volume determines outcome for patients with acute pancreatitis. Gastroenterology. 2009 Dec; 137(6):1995-2001. PMID: 19733570.
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    58. Murphy MM, Simons JP, Hill JS, McDade TP, Chau Ng S, Whalen GF, Shah SA, Harrison LH, Tseng JF. Pancreatic resection: a key component to reducing racial disparities in pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Cancer. 2009 Sep 1; 115(17):3979-90. PMID: 19514091.
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    59. Singla A, Simons JP, Carroll JE, Li Y, Ng SC, Tseng JF, Shah SA. Hospital volume as a surrogate for laparoscopically assisted colectomy. Surg Endosc. 2010 Mar; 24(3):662-9. PMID: 19688386.
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    60. Murphy MM, Shah SA, Simons JP, Csikesz NG, McDade TP, Bodnari A, Ng SC, Zhou Z, Tseng JF. Predicting major complications after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a simple risk score. J Gastrointest Surg. 2009 Nov; 13(11):1929-36. PMID: 19672665.
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    61. Murphy MM, Simons JP, Ng SC, McDade TP, Smith JK, Shah SA, Zhou Z, Earle CC, Tseng JF. Racial differences in cancer specialist consultation, treatment, and outcomes for locoregional pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2009 Nov; 16(11):2968-77. PMID: 19669839.
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    62. Singla A, Csikesz NG, Simons JP, Li YF, Ng SC, Tseng JF, Shah SA. National hospital volume in acute pancreatitis: analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 1998-2006. HPB (Oxford). 2009 Aug; 11(5):391-7. PMID: 19768143.
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    63. Simons JP, Ng SC, Shah SA, McDade TP, Whalen GF, Tseng JF. Malignant intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm: are we doing the right thing? J Surg Res. 2011 May 15; 167(2):251-7. PMID: 19765732.
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    64. Simons JP, Shah SA, Ng SC, Whalen GF, Tseng JF. National complication rates after pancreatectomy: beyond mere mortality. J Gastrointest Surg. 2009 Oct; 13(10):1798-805. PMID: 19506975.
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    65. Simons JP, Ng SC, Hill JS, Shah SA, Bodnari A, Zhou Z, Tseng JF. In-hospital mortality for liver resection for metastases: a simple risk score. J Surg Res. 2009 Sep; 156(1):21-5. PMID: 19577250.
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    66. 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.
      View in: PubMed
    67. Eppsteiner RW, Csikesz NG, Simons JP, Tseng JF, Shah SA. High volume and outcome after liver resection: surgeon or center? J Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Oct; 12(10):1709-16; discussion 1716. PMID: 18704600.
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    68. Csikesz NG, Simons JP, Tseng JF, Shah SA. Surgical specialization and operative mortality in hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) surgery. J Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Sep; 12(9):1534-9. PMID: 18612710.
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