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Mitchell A Cahan MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentSurgery
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
Phone508-334-0433
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentSurgery
    DivisionGeneral Surgery


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    University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD, United StatesBAHIstory
    University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD, United StatesMLSLibrary Science
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, United StatesMD
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TNMBA12/2014Business Administration
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    2017Outstanding Medical Educator Award by the Class of 2017, University of Massachusetts Medical School
    2016Outstanding Medical Educator Award by the Class of 2016, University of Massachusetts Medical School
    2015Outstanding Medical Educator Award by the Class of 2015, University of Massachusetts Medical School
    2014The Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society , University of Tennessee Chapter
    2014Golden Key International Honour Society, University of Tennessee Chapter
    2014Outstanding Medical Educator Award by the Class of 2014, University of Massachusetts Medical School
    2013 Outstanding Medical Educator Award by the Class of 2013, University of Massachusetts Medical School
    2011Outstanding Medical Educator Award by the Class of 2011, University of Massachusetts Medical School
    2009Outstanding Medical Educator Award by the Class of 2009, University of Massachusetts Medical School
    2009Physician Recognition Program Award, by the Medical Staff Executive Committee, UMass Memorial Medical Center
    2009Educational Achievement (Star) Award for Outstanding Individual Achievements in Medical Education, University of Massachusetts Medical School
    2009Champions of Excellence Team Award, Open Access Patient Centered Care, UMass Memorial Health Care
    2008 Outstanding Medical Educator Award by the Class of 2008, University of Massachusetts Medical School
    2003Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Beta Chapter, University of Maryland
    1999Finalist, Young lnvestigators Award, Society of Vascular Medicine and Biology
    1999Venous Research Award, The American Venous Forum Annual Meeting
    1996Excellence in Organized Medicine, co-recipient, The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland
    1993Third Annual Lucien J. Rubinstein Memorial Award, The American Brain Tumor Association
    1993Medical Student Summer Fellowship, The American Brain Tumor Association
    1987 - 1988Graduate Stipend, The lnstitute of the History of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    1986Beta Phi Mu, University of Maryland (Library Science Honor Society)
    1985 - 1986Graduate Fellowship, University of Maryland
    1981 - 1984Maryland State Senatorial Scholarship, Maryland State Senate
    1984Summa Cum Laude, University of Maryland
    1984Phi Beta Kappa, University of Maryland
    1984Phi Kappa Phi, University of Maryland (Senior Honor Society)
    1983Mortar Board, University of Maryland
    1983Eta Beta Rho, University of Maryland (Hebrew Language Honor Society)
    1983Phi Alpha Theta, University of Maryland (Honor Society in History)
    1982David Mark Konigsberg Memorial Scholarship, Meyerhoff Center, University of Maryland
    1981Phi Eta Sigma, University of Maryland (Freshman Honor Society)
    1981Alpha Lambda Delta, University of Maryland (Freshman Honor Society)

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    1. Fazzalari A, Pozzi N, Alfego D, Erskine N, Shi Q, Tourony G, Mathew J, Litwin D, Cahan MA. Treatment of appendicitis: Do Medicaid and non-Medicaid-enrolled patients receive the same care? Surgery. 2019 Aug 09. PMID: 31405578.
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    2. Min M, Noujaim MG, Green J, Schlieve CR, Vaze A, Cahan MA, Cave DR. Role of Mucosal Protrusion Angle in Discriminating between True and False Masses of the Small Bowel on Video Capsule Endoscopy. J Clin Med. 2019 Mar 27; 8(4). PMID: 30934710.
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    3. Hale JF, Terrien JM, Quirk M, Sullivan K, Cahan M. The impact of deliberate reflection with WISE-MD™ modules on surgical clerkship students' critical thinking: a prospective, randomized controlled pilot study. Adv Med Educ Pract. 2018; 9:757-766. PMID: 30349417.
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    4. Cahan MA. Response Letter from Green Et al. J Gastrointest Surg. 2018 Apr 20. PMID: 29679340.
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    5. Green J, Schlieve CR, Friedrich AK, Baratta K, Ma DH, Min M, Patel K, Stein D, Cave DR, Litwin DE, Cahan MA. Approach to the Diagnostic Workup and Management of Small Bowel Lesions at a Tertiary Care Center. J Gastrointest Surg. 2018 Jun; 22(6):1034-1042. PMID: 29372393.
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    6. Noujaim MG, Green J, Min M, Schlieve CR, Patel K, Cahan M, Cave D. Carcinoids and Capsules: A Case Series Highlighting the Utility of Capsule Endoscopy in Patients With Small Bowel Carcinoids. Gastroenterology Res. 2017 Dec; 10(6):347-351. PMID: 29317942.
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    7. Friedrich AU, Kakuturu J, Schnorr PJ, Beyer DE, Palesty JA, Dickson EW, Basadonna G, Cahan MA. Comparative coagulation studies in hibernating and summer-active black bears (Ursus americanus). Thromb Res. 2017 Aug 01; 158:16-18. PMID: 28783512.
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    8. Friedrich AU, Baratta KP, Lewis J, Karam AR, Hudlin M, Litwin DE, Cahan MA. Cholecystostomy Treatment in an ICU Population: Complications and Risks. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2016 Oct; 26(5):410-416. PMID: 27661202.
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    9. Terrien, JM, Hale, JF, Cahan, M, Quirk, M, Sullivan, K and Lewis, J. The Impact of Deliberate Reflection with WISE-MDTM on Critical Thinking of Nurse Practitioner Students: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. 2016; 6(1):55-66.
    10. Sneider EB, Lewis J, Friedrich A, Baratta K, Whitman M, Li Y, Biswas M, Litwin DE, Cahan MA. Timing and choice of intervention influences outcome in acute cholecystitis: a prospective study. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2014 Oct; 24(5):414-9. PMID: 25222712.
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    11. Furman MJ, Cahan M, Cohen P, Lambert LA. Increased risk of mucinous neoplasm of the appendix in adults undergoing interval appendectomy. JAMA Surg. 2013 Aug; 148(8):703-6. PMID: 23740174.
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    12. Friedrich AK, Cahan M. Intraabdominal infections in the intensive care unit. J Intensive Care Med. 2014 Sep-Oct; 29(5):247-54. PMID: 23753232.
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    13. Cherng N, Witkowski ET, Sneider EB, Wiseman JT, Lewis J, Litwin DE, Santry HP, Cahan M, Shah SA. Use of cholecystostomy tubes in the management of patients with primary diagnosis of acute cholecystitis. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Feb; 214(2):196-201. PMID: 22192897.
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    14. Cahan MA, Starr S, Larkin AC, Litwin DE, Sullivan KM, Quirk ME. Transforming the culture of surgical education: promoting teacher identity through human factors training. Arch Surg. 2011 Jul; 146(7):830-4. PMID: 21768430.
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    15. Hale JF, Cahan MA, Zanetti ML. Integration of basic clinical skills training in medical education: an interprofessional simulated teaching experience. Teach Learn Med. 2011 Jul-Sep; 23(3):278-84. PMID: 21745064.
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    16. Cahan MA, Larkin AC, Starr S, Wellman S, Haley HL, Sullivan K, Shah S, Hirsh M, Litwin D, Quirk M. A human factors curriculum for surgical clerkship students. Arch Surg. 2010 Dec; 145(12):1151-7. PMID: 21173288.
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    17. Larkin AC, Cahan MA, Whalen G, Hatem D, Starr S, Haley HL, Litwin D, Sullivan K, Quirk M. Human Emotion and Response in Surgery (HEARS): a simulation-based curriculum for communication skills, systems-based practice, and professionalism in surgical residency training. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Aug; 211(2):285-92. PMID: 20670869.
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    18. Sneider EB, Cahan MA, Litwin DE. Laparoscopic repair of acute surgical diseases in the 21st century. Minerva Chir. 2010 Jun; 65(3):275-96. PMID: 20668417.
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    19. Wiseman JT, Sharuk MN, Singla A, Cahan M, Litwin DE, Tseng JF, Shah SA. Surgical management of acute cholecystitis at a tertiary care center in the modern era. Arch Surg. 2010 May; 145(5):439-44. PMID: 20479341.
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    20. Overby DW, Kohn GP, Cahan MA, Galanko JA, Colton K, Moll S, Farrell TM. Prevalence of thrombophilias in patients presenting for bariatric surgery. Obes Surg. 2009 Sep; 19(9):1278-85. PMID: 19579050.
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    21. Overby DW, Kohn GP, Cahan MA, Dixon RG, Stavas JM, Moll S, Burke CT, Colton KJ, Farrell TM. Risk-group targeted inferior vena cava filter placement in gastric bypass patients. Obes Surg. 2009 Apr; 19(4):451-5. PMID: 19127387.
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    22. Litwin DE, Cahan MA. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Surg Clin North Am. 2008 Dec; 88(6):1295-313, ix. PMID: 18992596.
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    23. Milla F, Cahan M. Lethal systemic air embolism in a multi-trauma patient. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Mar; 206(3):591. PMID: 18308232.
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    24. Cahan MA, Balduf L, Colton K, Palacioz B, McCartney W, Farrell TM. Proton pump inhibitors reduce gallbladder function. Surg Endosc. 2006 Sep; 20(9):1364-7. PMID: 16858534.
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    25. Killewich LA, Cahan MA, Hanna DJ, Murakami M, Uchida T, Wiley LA, Hunter GC. The effect of external pneumatic compression on regional fibrinolysis in a prospective randomized trial. J Vasc Surg. 2002 Nov; 36(5):953-8. PMID: 12422105.
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    26. Cahan MA, Hanna DJ, Wiley LA, Cox DK, Killewich LA. External pneumatic compression and fibrinolysis in abdominal surgery. J Vasc Surg. 2000 Sep; 32(3):537-43. PMID: 10957661.
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    27. Cahan MA, Killewich LA, Kolodner L, Powell CC, Metz M, Sawyer R, Lilly MP, Benjamin ME, Flinn WR. The prevalence of carotid artery stenosis in patients undergoing aortic reconstruction. Am J Surg. 1999 Sep; 178(3):194-6. PMID: 10527437.
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    28. Benjamin ME, Sandager GP, Cohn EJ, Halloran BG, Cahan MA, Lilly MP, Scalea TM, Flinn WR. Duplex ultrasound insertion of inferior vena cava filters in multitrauma patients. Am J Surg. 1999 Aug; 178(2):92-7. PMID: 10487256.
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    29. Cahan MA, Montgomery P, Otis RB, Clancy R, Flinn W, Gardner A. The effect of cigarette smoking status on six-minute walk distance in patients with intermittent claudication. Angiology. 1999 Jul; 50(7):537-46. PMID: 10431993.
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    30. Cahan MA, Fischer B, Iliff NT, Clark NL, Manson PN. Less common orbital fracture patterns: the role of computed tomography in the management of depression of the inferior oblique origin and lateral rectus involvement in blow-in fractures. J Craniofac Surg. 1996 Nov; 7(6):449-59. PMID: 10332265.
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    31. Lal B, Cahan MA, Couraud PO, Goldstein GW, Laterra J. Development of endogenous beta-galactosidase and autofluorescence in rat brain microvessels: implications for cell tracking and gene transfer studies. J Histochem Cytochem. 1994 Jul; 42(7):953-6. PMID: 8014479.
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    32. Walter KA, Cahan MA, Gur A, Tyler B, Hilton J, Colvin OM, Burger PC, Domb A, Brem H. Interstitial taxol delivered from a biodegradable polymer implant against experimental malignant glioma. Cancer Res. 1994 Apr 15; 54(8):2207-12. PMID: 7909720.
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    33. Cahan MA, Walter KA, Colvin OM, Brem H. Cytotoxicity of taxol in vitro against human and rat malignant brain tumors. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 1994; 33(5):441-4. PMID: 7905792.
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    34. Tapper D, Cahan MA, Brem H. Detection of biological activity in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with central nervous system tumors. J Neurooncol. 1994; 19(1):17-23. PMID: 7815101.
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    35. Cahan MA. The Johns Hopkins Swallowing Center database. Dysphagia. 1992; 7(1):36-9. PMID: 1424827.
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    36. Cahan MA. Building a clinical consulting program. Med Ref Serv Q. 1990; 9(1):77-83. PMID: 10106679.
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    37. Cahan MA. GRATEFUL MED: a tool for studying searching behavior. Med Ref Serv Q. 1989; 8(4):61-79. PMID: 10304249.
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    38. Cahan MA. Jewish medical ethics: issues, sources, and the librarian's role. Jud Librariansh. 1986-1987; 3(1-2):120-4. PMID: 11656026.
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    39. Cahan, M.A. Optical Character Readers/Text Scanners: A Market Analysis. lnformation Technology and Libraries 8:186-196 (1989).
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