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Victoria Kathleen Pepper MD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan – Baystate Regional Campus
DepartmentSurgery at UMass Chan - Baystate
AddressBaystate Health Regional Campus
50 Wason Ave. Ste 340
Springfield MA 01107
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    Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL, United StatesBAMusic & Biology
    Keck School of Medicine at USC, Los Angeles, CA, United StatesMD

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    1. Derbyshire MC, Grant HM, Lam A, Banever GT, Brocks R, Pepper VK, Tashjian DB, Moriarty KP, Tirabassi MV. Subcutaneous Endoscopic-Assisted Ligation of the Internal Ring for Inguinal Hernia Repair in Neonates Under Spinal Anesthesia. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2022 May; 32(5):561-565. PMID: 35501952.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Grant HM, Banever GT, Moriarty KP, Pepper VK, Tashjian DB, Tirabassi MV. Return of the Banana Knife: An Alternative Instrument for Laparoscopic Pyloromyotomy. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2021 Dec; 31(12):1455-1459. PMID: 34783264.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    3. Drews JD, Pepper VK, Best CA, Szafron JM, Cheatham JP, Yates AR, Hor KN, Zbinden JC, Chang YC, Mirhaidari GJM, Ramachandra AB, Miyamoto S, Blum KM, Onwuka EA, Zakko J, Kelly J, Cheatham SL, King N, Reinhardt JW, Sugiura T, Miyachi H, Matsuzaki Y, Breuer J, Heuer ED, West TA, Shoji T, Berman D, Boe BA, Asnes J, Galantowicz M, Matsumura G, Hibino N, Marsden AL, Pober JS, Humphrey JD, Shinoka T, Breuer CK. Spontaneous reversal of stenosis in tissue-engineered vascular grafts. Sci Transl Med. 2020 04 01; 12(537). PMID: 32238576.
      Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    4. Pepper V, Best CA, Buckley K, Schwartz C, Onwuka E, King N, White A, Dharmadhikari S, Reynolds SD, Johnson J, Grischkan J, Breuer CK, Chiang T. Factors Influencing Poor Outcomes in Synthetic Tissue-Engineered Tracheal Replacement. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 09; 161(3):458-467. PMID: 31035858.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    5. Munoz A, Hazboun R, Vannix I, Pepper VK, Vannix R, Tagge E, Moores D, Baerg J. Intestinal Function after Early versus Late Appendectomy in Children with Perforated Appendicitis. Am Surg. 2019 Jan 01; 85(1):76-81. PMID: 30760349.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Munoz A, Hazboun R, Vannix I, Pepper V, Crane T, Tagge E, Moores D, Baerg J. Young children with perforated appendicitis benefit from prompt appendectomy. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Sep; 54(9):1809-1814. PMID: 30638663.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Francom CR, Best CA, Eaton RG, Pepper V, Onwuka AJ, Breuer CK, Merz Lind MN, Grischkan JM, Chiang T. Clinical validation and reproducibility of endoscopic airway measurement in pediatric aerodigestive evaluation. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Jan; 116:65-69. PMID: 30554710.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    8. Pepper VK, Thirumoorthi A, Munoz A, Vannix R, Baerg J, Hernandez B, Tagge E. Surgery Residents and Family Dynamics: Are Our Trainees Equipped to Handle Patient Care Beyond Disease? Am Surg. 2018 Oct 01; 84(10):1551-1554. PMID: 30747667.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Eichaker L, Li C, King N, Pepper V, Best C, Onwuka E, Heuer E, Zhao K, Grischkan J, Breuer C, Johnson J, Chiang T. Quantification of tissue-engineered trachea performance with computational fluid dynamics. Laryngoscope. 2018 08; 128(8):E272-E279. PMID: 29756207.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    10. Best C, Strouse R, Hor K, Pepper V, Tipton A, Kelly J, Shinoka T, Breuer C. Toward a patient-specific tissue engineered vascular graft. J Tissue Eng. 2018 Jan-Dec; 9:2041731418764709. PMID: 29568478.
    11. Best CA, Pepper VK, Ohst D, Bodnyk K, Heuer E, Onwuka EA, King N, Strouse R, Grischkan J, Breuer CK, Johnson J, Chiang T. Designing a tissue-engineered tracheal scaffold for preclinical evaluation. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Jan; 104:155-160. PMID: 29287858.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    12. Pepper VK, Onwuka EA, Best CA, King N, Heuer E, Johnson J, Breuer CK, Grischkan JM, Chiang T. Endoscopic management of tissue-engineered tracheal graft stenosis in an ovine model. Laryngoscope. 2017 10; 127(10):2219-2224. PMID: 28349659.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    13. Pepper VK, Clark ES, Best CA, Onwuka EA, Sugiura T, Heuer ED, Moko LE, Miyamoto S, Miyachi H, Berman DP, Cheatham SL, Chisolm JL, Shinoka T, Breuer CK, Cheatham JP. Intravascular Ultrasound Characterization of a Tissue-Engineered Vascular Graft in an Ovine Model. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2017 Apr; 10(2):128-138. PMID: 28097523.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    14. Pepper VK, Boomer LA, Thung AK, Grischkan JM, Diefenbach KA. Routine Bronchoscopy and Fogarty Catheter Occlusion of Tracheoesophageal Fistulas. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2017 Jan; 27(1):97-100. PMID: 27875095.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Pepper VK, Francom C, Best CA, Onwuka E, King N, Heuer E, Mahler N, Grischkan J, Breuer CK, Chiang T. Objective characterization of airway dimensions using image processing. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Dec; 91:108-112. PMID: 27863622.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    16. Best C, Tara S, Wiet M, Reinhardt J, Pepper V, Ball M, Yi T, Shinoka T, Breuer C. Deconstructing the Tissue Engineered Vascular Graft: Evaluating Scaffold Pre-Wetting, Conditioned Media Incubation, and Determining the Optimal Mononuclear Cell Source. ACS Biomater Sci Eng. 2017; 3(9):1972-1979. PMID: 29226239.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    
    17. Pepper VK, Rager TM, Diefenbach KA, Raval MV, Teich S, Michalsky MP. Robotic vs. Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Adolescents; Reality or Hype. Obes Surg. 2016 08; 26(8):1912-7. PMID: 26729282.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Chiang T, Pepper V, Best C, Onwuka E, Breuer CK. Clinical Translation of Tissue Engineered Trachea Grafts. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2016 Nov; 125(11):873-885. PMID: 27411362.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Huntington JT, Boomer LA, Pepper VK, Diefenbach KA, Dotson JL, Nwomeh BC. Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) for children with Crohn's disease. Pediatr Surg Int. 2016 May; 32(5):459-64. PMID: 26875174.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Best C, Onwuka E, Pepper V, Sams M, Breuer J, Breuer C. Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering: Preclinical Validation to Bedside Application. Physiology (Bethesda). 2016 Jan; 31(1):7-15. PMID: 26661524.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    21. Huntington JT, Boomer LA, Pepper VK, Diefenbach KA, Dotson JL, Nwomeh BC. Minimally Invasive Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis with Rectal Eversion Allows for Equivalent Outcomes in Continence in Pediatric Patients. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2016 Mar; 26(3):222-5. PMID: 26565925.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Joselyn A, Bhalla T, McKee C, Pepper V, Diefenbach K, Michalsky M, Tobias JD. Perioperative analgesic requirements in severely obese adolescents and young adults undergoing laparoscopic versus robotic-assisted gastric sleeve resection. Saudi J Anaesth. 2015 Oct-Dec; 9(4):442-5. PMID: 26543465.
    23. Clark ES, Pepper VK, Best CA, Onwuka EA, Yi T, Tara S, Cianciolo R, Baker P, Shinoka T, Breuer CK. A mouse model of endocardial fibroelastosis. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 24(6):388-94. PMID: 26363814.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    24. Mahida JB, Asti L, Pepper VK, Deans KJ, Minneci PC, Diefenbach KA. Comparison of 30-day outcomes between thoracoscopic and open lobectomy for congenital pulmonary lesions. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2015 May; 25(5):435-40. PMID: 25402570.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Pepper VK, Stanfill AB, Pearl RH. Diagnosis and management of pediatric appendicitis, intussusception, and Meckel diverticulum. Surg Clin North Am. 2012 Jun; 92(3):505-26, vii. PMID: 22595706.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Felitti VJ, Jakstis K, Pepper V, Ray A. Obesity: problem, solution, or both? Perm J. 2010; 14(1):24-30. PMID: 20740128.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    
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