Arman Kishan | Orthopaedic Surgery | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Arman Kishan | Orthopaedic Surgery | Best Researcher Award

A proactive and self-motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a track record of optimizing operational practices in the Division of Shoulder and Sports Surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Known for driving results and ensuring the seamless execution of critical processes.



Education 🎓

Kathmandu Medical College & Teaching Hospital (KMCTH)

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), May 2022

Achievements/Honors 🏆

2024: ON/AOSSM Education Scholarship Awarded $1,000 scholarship by the Orthoregeneration Network Foundation/American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine (ON/AOSSM) to attend the 2024 AOSSM conference. 2024: Diversity Research Award, Arthroscopic Association of North America (AANA) Recognition and a plaque awarded for the abstract submission titled ‘Arthroscopic Subacromial Balloon Spacer for Massive Rotator Cuff Tear: Eight–Year Follow–Up’. 2024: Resident Research Award, Maryland Orthopaedic Association (MOA) Annual Meeting Awarded $500 cash prize and Plaque for the podium presentation titled Outcomes at Minimum 5-Year Follow-Up of Balloon Spacer for Massive Rotator Cuff Tear. 2024: Top 5 Podium Presentation, 1st Annual Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Research Symposium Awarded $50 cash prize for the podium presentation titled How Low Can We Go? A Randomized Controlled Trial of Low-quantity Initial Opioid Prescriptions for Shoulder Surgery. 2024: Highest Scored Rotator Cuff Repair Paper, Arthroscopic Association of North America (AANA) Annual Meeting Eight-year Follow-up of Arthroscopic Subacromial Balloon Spacer for Massive, Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears: Exploring Revision Rates And Patient Well-being For Long-term Satisfaction. 2024: Oral Podium Presentation, American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS) Abstract titled ‘Endoscopic Versus Open Treatment Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Postoperative Complications In Patients On Anticoagulation’ at the 102nd AAPS 2024 annual meeting. 2024: Article on the cover page of Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery (JSES) How Low Can We Go? A Randomized Controlled Trial of Low-quantity Initial Opioid Prescriptions for Shoulder Surgery. 2024: Recognized as an Outstanding Poster, at the 2024 Uniformed Services University (USU) Research Days Bariatric Surgery Patients Have Comparable 5-Year Risk of Revision Following Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Compared to Class III Obesity Patients: A Propensity Matched Analysis. 2024: Featured highlight in AAOS Headline News, March 19, 2024 How Low Can We Go? A Randomized Controlled Trial of Low-quantity Initial Opioid Prescriptions for Shoulder Surgery. 2024: Shoulder 360 Orthopaedic Education Scholarship This award supports attendance for residents and fellows at the Shoulder 360 annual meeting and provides dedicated “Young Surgeon’s Sessions” to enhance early-career physicians’ education. 2023: Pilot Grant Study Winner: Orthoregeneration Network (ON) Foundation, Switzerland Awarded: $30,000 for the Randomized Control Trial research proposal – Varying BM-MSCs Concentrations’ Impact on Rotator Cuff Repair Outcome. 2023: Mid-Atlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society (MASES) Orthopaedic Education Scholarship Enables residents and fellows to participate in the MASES annual meeting. 2021: Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) in 1st Attempt Achieving success in an examination where only 20% of applicants cleared the examination.

Employment History 👔

Postdoctoral Research Fellow The Johns Hopkins University SOM (Division of Shoulder and Sports Surgery) PI: Dr. Uma Srikumaran, October 2022 – Present. Resident Medical Officer Lilavati Hospital and Research Center, Mumbai, India (Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery), August 2021 – April 2022

Work Experience 💼

Sub-Internship at The Johns Hopkins SOM, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery) under the mentorship of Dr. Dawn LaPorte, March 2024 – April 2024. IASES Meetings and Events Coordinator Indian American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (IASES) under the mentorship of Dr. Umasuthan Srikumaran (IASES President), March 2023 – Present. Shoulder and Sports Clinical Research Meeting Moderator Johns Hopkins Shoulder and Sports clinical research interest group under the mentorship of Drs. Umasuthan Srikumaran and Matthew Best, March 2023 – Present. Medical Student Research Elective at The Johns Hopkins University SOM, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery) at the Peripheral Nerve Lab under the mentorship of Dr. Sami Tuffaha, May 2022 – August 2022 Volunteer Research Fellow The Johns Hopkins University SOM, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Center for Transgender and Gender Expansive Health under the mentorship of Dr. Fan Liang, June 2022 – Present Medical School Internship Kathmandu Medical College & Teaching Hospital (KMCTH) as part of the MBBS program, June 2020 – May 2021

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Title: How low can we go? A randomized controlled trial of low-quantity initial opioid prescriptions for shoulder surgery
  • Authors: A. Kishan, Z.C. Pearson, S.S. Li, C.H. Pathiravasan, U. Srikumaran
  • Journal: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Year: 2024
  • Volume: 33
  • Issue: 6
  • Pages: 1211–1218


  • Title: Endoscopic Versus Open Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Postoperative Complications in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus
  • Authors: A. Kishan, S. Kubsad, M. Haft, D.M. LaPorte, D.M. Nguyen
  • Journal: Journal of Hand Surgery Global Online
  • Year: 2024
  • Status: Article in Press


Teng Zhang | Gynecologic Oncology | Young Scientist Award

Ms. ‌Teng Zhang |Gynecologic Oncology |Young Scientist Award 

Ms at Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, China

Ms. Teng Zhang is an accomplished Attending Doctor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Qilu Hospital of Shandong University. With a Ph.D. and Master’s degree from Cheeloo College of Medicine, Shandong University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Jining Medical College, Ms. Zhang has extensive experience in clinical practice and research. Notable achievements include publications on cervical cancer in high-impact journals and awards in English teaching competitions. Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on fertility-sparing treatments, m6A methylation, and immune cell variations in cervical cancer, underscoring a strong commitment to advancing women’s health.



🎓 Education Background

Sept. 2015 – Sep. 2018: Ph.D., Cheeloo College of Medicine, Shandong University. Sept. 2013 – Sep. 2015: Master, Cheeloo College of Medicine, Shandong University. Sept. 2008 – Jun. 2013: Bachelor of Medicine, Jining Medical College. Sept. 2005 – Jun. 2008: Qingdao No.2 Middle School

💼 Research/Work Experience

July 2022 – Present: Attending Doctor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University. Nov. 2018 – June 2021: Resident, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University. June 2016 – June 2017: Visiting Scholar, Griffith University, Australia

🏆 Scholarships and Awards

2023: Young Teachers English Teaching Competition, Second Prize, Cheeloo College of Medicine, Shandong University, 2021: The First “Guangzhi Cup” English Teaching Competition in Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Third Prize, July 2013: Excellent Graduate of Shandong Province, Oct. 2009: National Scholarship

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Xuji Jiang, Chuanli Feng, Wanying Sun, Teng Zhang*, Baoxia Cui. “The top 100 most cited articles on fertility-sparing treatments for cervical cancer: A bibliometric analysis.” Heliyon, 10(11), 2024.


  • Zhonghao Mao, Bingyu Wang, Teng Zhang, Baoxia Cui*. “The roles of m6A methylation in cervical cancer: functions, molecular mechanisms, and clinical applications.” Cell Death and Disease, 2023, 14(734).


  • Teng Zhang, Jun Jiao, Xinlin Jiao, Lu Zhao, Xinli Tian, Qing Zhang, Daoxin Ma, Baoxia Cui*. “Aberrant frequency of TNFR2+ Treg and related cytokines in patients with CIN and cervical cancer.” Oncotarget, 2017, 9(4).


  • Bingyu Wang, Zhonghao Mao, Jinwen Ye, Xinlin Jiao, Teng Zhang, Qi Wang, Sai Han, Youzhong Zhang, Chunling Wang, Taotao Dong, Baoxia Cui. “Glycolysis Induced by METTL14 Is Essential for Macrophage Phagocytosis and Phenotype in Cervical Cancer.” The Journal of Immunology, 2024, 15(212).


  • Zhang W, Tian X, Mumtahana F, Jiao J, Zhang T, Croce K.D., Cui B*. “The existence of Th22, pure Th17 and Th1 cells in CIN and Cervical Cancer along with their frequency variation in different stages of cervical cancer.” BMC Cancer, 2015, 15,717.


  • Jun Jiao, Teng Zhang, Xinlin Jiao, Tingting Huang, Lu Zhao, Daoxin Ma, Baoxia Cui*. “hsa_circ_0000745 promotes cervical cancer by increasing cell proliferation, migration, and invasion.” J Cell Physiol, 2019, 1-9.


  • Xinlin Jiao, Siying Zhang, Jun Jiao, Teng Zhang, Wenjie Qu, Guy Mutangala Muloye, Beihua Kong, Qing Zhang, Baoxia Cui*. “Promoter methylation of SEPT9 as a potential biomarker for early detection of cervical cancer and its overexpression predicts radioresistance.” Clin Epigenetics, 2019, 11(120).



A. Lenore Ack | Urogynecology | Best Researcher Award

Dr. A. Lenore Ack | Urogynecology | Best Researcher Award

 Dr. University of California, Los Angeles United States

👩‍🔬 A highly accomplished professional with extensive expertise in urology, recognized for academic excellence and contributions to the field. Holds degrees from Yale University and completed residencies and fellowships at prestigious medical institutions. Currently an Associate Professor of Urology at UCLA-David Geffen, with prior roles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Actively engaged in professional societies and committees, demonstrating commitment to advancing healthcare equity and quality. Honored with numerous awards, including the McGuire-Zimskind Award and recognition as a SuperDoctor. Committed to community service and editorial contributions to esteemed journals.🌟






Professional Achievements 🏆

In my journey through academia and professional practice, I’ve accumulated a diverse array of experiences and accomplishments. From my education at Yale University to my clinical practice and involvement in various professional societies, each step has been a building block in my career. Here’s a snapshot of some key highlights:

🎓 Education

Bachelor of Science from Yale University in 1998. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from Yale University in 2004.Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Yale University in 2008.Internship at UCLA-David Geffen from 2008 to 2009.Residency at UCLA-David Geffen from 2009 to 2014.Fellowship at UCLA-Reagan Medical Center from 2014 to 2016.Completion of the Clinical Scholars Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from 2016 to 2018.Participation in the UrogynCREST program at Duke University from 2020 to 2022.

💼 Professional Experience

Currently serving as Associate Professor of Urology at UCLA-David Geffen since 2022.Held the position of Assistant Professor of Urology at UCLA-David Geffen from 2020 to 2022.Appointed as Director of Research at the Women’s Pelvic Health Center in 2020.Served as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urology at UCLA-David Geffen from 2016 to 2020.Worked as Assistant Professor of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from 2016 to 2020.Contributed as a Staff Physician in the Department of Surgery, Division of Urology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from 2016 to 2020.

🏥 Professional Activities

Actively involved in various professional societies including the International Continence Society (ICS), American Urological Association (AUA), and more.Engaged in committee work, such as the Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause Guidelines Committee and the Clinical Guidance Committee.Contributed editorial services as a section editor and guest editor for esteemed journals in the field of urology and microbiology.

🤝 Community Service

  • Volunteered for organizations such as AYSO Regional Referee, California State Parks Foundation, and Leo Baeck Community Center.
  • Provided medical assistance and support to underserved communities through initiatives like Medicine for Humanity and Yale-HAVEN Free Clinic.

Professional Activities and Honors 🏅

Throughout my career, I’ve been actively engaged in various professional activities and have been honored with prestigious awards, recognizing my contributions and achievements. Here’s a glimpse into some of these endeavors:

Professional Activities:

Member of the UCLA Urology Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Subcommittee on Education and Training since 2021.Contributed to the UCLA MSTP Admissions Committee in 2020.Served as a member of the CSMG Clinical Care Optimization/Urology from 2019 to 2020.Member of the CSMC Clinical Competency Committee from 2017 to 2020.Honors and Awards:

Appointed as the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand Visiting Professor in 2024.Recipient of the prestigious McGuire-Zimskind Award (SUFU) in 2023.Selected as the AUA/JUA Exchange Scholar in 2022.Recognized as a SuperDoctor, Southern California Rising Star in 2022.Served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern in 2021, contributing to the Departments of Urology and Geriatrics.Awarded the Urology Care Foundation Rising Star in Urology in 2021.Secured the second place in the Diokno-Lapides Essay Contest in 2021.Honored with the Best Poster Award by the American Urologic Association in 2020 for contributions to Infections/Inflammation/Cystic Disease of the Genitourinary Tract: Kidney and Bladder II.Received the Second Place Basic Science Poster Award in Urogenital Reconstruction from the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction in 2019 and 2022.Achieved First Place in the Early-Career Investigators Showcase at the American Urologic Association’s Research Forum in 2018.Recognized for Best Poster presentations in 2017 by the American Urologic Association for contributions to Basic Research and Pathophysiology II, as well as Practice Patterns, Quality of Life, and Shared Decision Making V.Received the Cedars-Sinai Patient Satisfaction Award from 2016 to 2018.Awarded the Pfizer/Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar in 2015.Recognized with the Urogenital Reconstruction Resident Travel Award from the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction in 2012.Honored as a Yale Minority Science, Technology, and Research Fellow in 1996, among other accolades during my tenure at Yale University.

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. Title: Mechanisms of MHC class I‐restricted antigen processing and cross‐presentation
    • Journal: Immunological reviews
    • Year: 2005
    • Volume: 207
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 145-157
    • Citations: 600


  1. Title: Cellular mechanisms governing cross-presentation of exogenous antigens
    • Journal: Nature immunology
    • Year: 2004
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue: 7
    • Pages: 678-684
    • Citations: 589


  1. Title: Early phagosomes in dendritic cells form a cellular compartment sufficient for cross presentation of exogenous antigens
    • Journal: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
    • Year: 2003
    • Volume: 100
    • Issue: 22
    • Pages: 12889-12894
    • Citations: 527


  1. Title: Enhanced and prolonged cross‐presentation following endosomal escape of exogenous antigens encapsulated in biodegradable nanoparticles
    • Journal: Immunology
    • Year: 2006
    • Volume: 117
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 78-88
    • Citations: 473


  1. Title: A role for the endoplasmic reticulum protein retrotranslocation machinery during crosspresentation by dendritic cells
    • Journal: Immunity
    • Year: 2006
    • Volume: 25
    • Issue: 4
    • Pages: 607-617
    • Citations: 407


  1. Title: The effect of point mutations on the free energy of transmembrane α-helix dimerization
    • Journal: Journal of molecular biology
    • Year: 1997
    • Volume: 272
    • Issue: 2
    • Pages: 266-275
    • Citations: 292


  1. Title: Access of soluble antigens to the endoplasmic reticulum can explain cross-presentation by dendritic cells
    • Journal: Nature immunology
    • Year: 2005
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 107-113
    • Citations: 264


  1. Title: Regulation of MHC class I transport in human dendritic cells and the dendritic-like cell line KG-1
    • Journal: The Journal of Immunology
    • Year: 2003
    • Volume: 170
    • Issue: 8
    • Pages: 4178-4188
    • Citations: 127

Sudarshan Santra | Numerical Analysis | Best Researcher Award

 Dr. Sudarshan Santra | Numerica l Analysis | Best Researcher Award

👨‍🏫Profile Summary

Highly skilled mathematician with expertise in numerical methods, analysis, and scientific computing, specializing in fractional-order ODEs, PDEs, and integro-PDEs. Currently, a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, engaged in cutting-edge research. Previous roles include Project Associate at IISc Bangalore, Teaching Assistant at NIT Rourkela, and Assistant Professor at FIT Kolkata. Completed a Ph.D. in Mathematics from NIT Rourkela, focusing on numerical solutions for fractional differential equations. Holds an M.Sc. from IIT Guwahati and a B.Sc. from the University of Calcutta. Committed to advancing mathematical understanding and solving real-world problems through rigorous research.

🌐 Professional Profiles



🔬Research Interest

Broad Area of Research:

  • Numerical Methods, Analysis & Scientific Computing, Wavelets.
  • Fractional-Order ODEs, PDEs, and Integro-PDEs.

📊Work Experience

Post-Doctoral Fellow Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore September 2023 – Present Working as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Computational and Data Sciences at IISc Bangalore, under Prof. Ratikanta Behera in assistance with the Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Axis Bank Centre for Mathematics and Computing, IISc Bangalore. Project Associate Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore October 2022 – August 2023 Served as a Project Associate in the Department of Computational and Data Sciences at IISc Bangalore under Prof. Ratikanta Behera. Teaching Assistant National Institute of Technology Rourkela (NIT-R) July 2019 – December 2019 Worked as a teaching assistant in the Department of Mathematics at NIT-R. Topics covered included Differential Equations. Assistant Professor Future Institute of Technology (FIT), Kolkata
July 2015 – July 2018 Lectured mathematics in the Department of Basic Science & Humanities at FIT, Kolkata, affiliated to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), West Bengal. Topics covered: Real analysis, Linear Algebra, Differential Equation, Numerical Analysis.


Ph.D. (2018-2023) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, National Institute of Technology Rourkela.
Title of the thesis: “Numerical solutions and their convergence analysis for fractional differential and integrodifferential equations involving weak singularities”. Supervisor: Prof. Jugal Mohapatra. M.Sc. (2013-2015) M.Sc. in Mathematics and Computing, Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. B.Sc. (2009-2012) B.Sc. in Mathematics (Honours), Department of Mathematics, Raja Peary Mohan College, University of Calcutta. 12th (2007-2009) Higher Secondary Education, Science, Singur Mahamaya High School, WBCHSE. 10th (2005-2007)
Secondary Education, Paltagarh Radharani Sikshamandir, WBBSE.

📚Top Noted Publication

Title: A novel finite difference technique with error estimate for time fractional partial integro-differential equation of Volterra type
Authors: S Santra, J Mohapatra
Journal: Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Year: 2021
Citations: 32


Title: Adomian decomposition and homotopy perturbation method for the solution of time fractional partial integro-differential equations
Authors: A Panda, S Santra, J Mohapatra
Journal: Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computing
Year: 2021
Citations: 30


Title: Analysis of the L1 scheme for a time fractional parabolic–elliptic problem involving weak singularity
Authors: S Santra, J Mohapatra
Journal: Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences
Year: 2020
Citations: 21


Title: A novel approach for solving multi-term time fractional Volterra-Fredholm partial integro-differential equations
Authors: S Santra, A Panda, J Mohapatra
Journal: Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computing
Year: 2021
Citations: 12


Title: Numerical Analysis of Volterra Integro-differential Equations with Caputo Fractional Derivative
Authors: S Santra, J Mohapatra
Journal: Iranian Journal of Science and Technology. Transaction A, Science
Year: 2021
Citations: 12


Title: Higher order approximations for fractional order integro-parabolic partial differential equations on an adaptive mesh with error analysis
Authors: S Santra, J Mohapatra, P Das, D Choudhuri
Journal: Computers & Mathematics with Applications
Year: 2023
Volume: 150
Pages: 87-101
Citations: 11


Title: Analysis of a finite difference method based on L1 discretization for solving multi-term fractional differential equation involving weak singularity
Authors: S Santra, J Mohapatra
Journal: Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences
Year: 2022
Citations: 7


Title: Numerical treatment of multi-term time fractional nonlinear KdV equations with weakly singular solutions
Authors: S Santra, J Mohapatra
Journal: International Journal of Modelling and Simulation
Year: 2022
Citations: 7


Title: Analytical and Numerical Solution for the Time Fractional Black-Scholes Model Under Jump-Diffusion
Authors: J Mohapatra, S Santra, H Ramos
Journal: Computational Economics
Year: 2023
Citations: 2


Title: An efficient computational approach for the solution of time-space fractional diffusion equation
Authors: S Santra, J Mohapatra
Journal: International Journal of Modelling and Simulation
Year: 2022
Citations: 1




UMJE Samaranayake |Surgical | Women Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr. UMJE Samaranayake | Surgical | Women Researcher Award

👨‍🏫Profile Summary

A highly accomplished medical professional with a diverse academic background, including an MD Part 1 from the University of Colombo and a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree with distinctions. Extensive experience as a General Surgical Registrar and Medical Officer in various hospitals, coupled with roles in academia as a Lecturer and Research Assistant. Recognized for outstanding contributions with awards such as Best Poster Presentation and Best Research Award. Certified in various medical courses and active participation in workshops and academic sessions. Committed to community service and volunteer work, demonstrating leadership and excellence in extracurricular activities.

🌐 Professional Profiles



Academic Qualifications 🎓

MD Part 1 – November 1st, 2023, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, MRCS Part A – January examination 2024 – Royal College of Surgeons, England, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree obtained on 30th May 2016 with a Second-Class Upper Division from South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine, Distinctions in Medicine and Psychiatry in Clinical Sciences Stream with a Second-Class Upper Division, Distinctions in Human Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Community Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology in Basic Sciences and Applied Sciences Stream Distinctions in Philosophy, Physics & Mathematics, General Chemistry, Latin and Medical terminology School attended: Devi Balika Vidyalaya- Colombo 8 GCE Advanced Level Examination 2008 – ABBA (In order for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English) GCE Ordinary Level Examination 2004 – 10 Distinction passes (Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social studies and History, English Language, English Literature, Development studies, Health and physical education, Business and accounting, Sinhala language and literature, Buddhism)

Professional Experience 💼

General Surgical Registrar, Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ministry of Health (November 2023- November 2024), Medical Officer Histopathology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Ministry of Health (April 2022- October 2023), Medical Officer, Base Hospital Kayts, Ministry of Health (October 2021- April 2022), Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (October 2020- October 2021), House Officer at District General Hospital Monaragala (September 2019- September 2020)

Research Assistant 📝

Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo (May 2018- September 2019) Laboratory experience, Teaching activities, Dissection of Anatomy specimens, Organizing workshops, Contributions made for Department development and organization Temporary Lecturer and Department Coordinator 🏫 Department of Surgery, South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (June 2016- March 2017) Lecturing and Examining Experience in Other Disciplines 📚 Various lecturing and examining experiences in disciplines such as Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, and Nuclear Medical Science.

Awards 🏆

Best poster presentation 2018 – The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka joint international conference with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the SAARC Surgical Care Society. Best research award 2019 – The Sri Lanka Association of Urological Surgeons (SLAUS) joint meeting with the British Association of Urological Surgeons and the Royal society of Medicine

Certifications 🎓

Course in Biomedical Responsible Conduct of Research – National Science Foundation – 30th December 2018 (License 29673761), Course in Biomedical Research – National Science Foundation – 9th December 2018 (License 29673758), Course in Conflicts of Interest – National Science Foundation – 9th December 2018 (License 29673762), SPSS Basics Course – Udemy – May 2018 (License UC-12494H5E), Advanced Trauma Life Support course 9th March 2018 conducted by the College of Anaesthesiologists and Intensivists of Sri Lanka, Course in Statistics for Medical Professionals – The Stanford University School of Medicine 22nd December 2017, Advanced First Aid certification programme conducted by Sri Lanka Red cross Society – Colombo on 26th November 2017, National Trauma management course (NTMC) (15-hour practical course) done by the College of Surgeons Sri Lanka – March 2017, Neonatology Life support course organized by the Sri Lankan Collage of Paediatricians completed on 18th June 2015 held at Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Primary information technology certification in Word processing – 25th May 2001, Primary information technology certification in Spreadsheets – 25th May 2001

Workshops & Academic Session Participation 📚

Participated in the Annual academic sessions of the Anatomical society of Sri Lanka on 28th August 2019, Participated in a symposium on initial management of open fractures 31st January 2018, Participated in Annual academic Sessions College of Surgeons Sri Lanka & joint meeting with the Royal college of surgeons Edinburgh – 2016, 2017, 2018 years, Participated in a clinical pharmacology workshop on ‘improving prescribing skills’ organized by the department of pharmacology – University of Colombo May 2017, Participated in Asia Pacific conference of emerging viral infections – September 2017

Volunteer Work 🤝

Volunteer for the United States Mercy Naval Ship – Asia Pacific Partnership project 2018, College of Anaesthesiologists and Intensivists of Sri Lanka – Instructor for the Advanced Life Support Course, Certified as an Advanced first aid care giver in Red Cross Society Sri Lanka 2017, Run for their Lives- Charity Run in aid for National cancer institute – Maharagama held by Rotaract Club of Colombo Uptown- participated in both 2011 & 2012 years

Community Based Experience 🏥

  • Experience in conducting health camps attached to Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital

Extracurricular Activities 🏅

Inter faculty Rugby tournament 2012 –SAITM (Female) – Semi finalists Interfaculty Softball cricket tournament 2012- SAITM (Female) – Champions The Sri Lankan Festival for Performing Arts 2006 – Bronze Medal for Prose reading, Merit for Verse speaking & Television news reading School level- Participation in New Inventors Club competition held at Ananda collage in 2003, Several awards in Inter-house sports meets in areas of group events, drill, Drama competition, Netball inter-house tournaments, member of Media unit (2000), UNESCO club (2002), New inventors club (2003), Science society (2005/2006), English Literary Associations (2005)

📚Top Noted Publication

Title: Are predominantly western standards and expectations of informed consent in surgery applicable to all? A qualitative study in a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka
Authors: UMJE Samaranayake, Y Mathangasinghe, ASK Banagala
Journal: BMJ open
Year: 2019
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
Pages: e025299
Citations: 8


Title: A novel variant in the COL6A1 gene causing Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy in a consanguineous family: a case report
Authors: ND Sirisena, UMJE Samaranayake, OLA Neto, AR Foley, BAPS Pathirana, …
Journal: BMC neurology
Year: 2021
Volume: 21
Pages: 1-7
Citations: 7


Title: Pigmented border as a new surface landmark for digital nerve blocks: a cross sectional anatomical study
Authors: DJ Anthony, Y Mathangasinghe, UMJE Samaranayake, …
Journal: Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume)
Year: 2019
Volume: 44
Issue: 9
Pages: 932-936
Citations: 6


Title: Variations in the density and distribution of cajal like cells associated with the pathogenesis of ureteropelvic junction obstruction: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Authors: U Samaranayake, Y Mathangasinghe, UA Liyanage, MVC de Silva, …
Journal: Frontiers in Surgery
Year: 2021
Volume: 8
Pages: 721143
Citations: 4


Title: A rare presentation of tuberculosis
Authors: UMJE Samaranayake, YN Rajapakse, Y Mathangasinghe, EAC Fernando, …
Journal: The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka
Year: 2018
Volume: 36
Issue: 3
Citations: 3


Title: Anatomical landmarks to locate the junction between transverse and sigmoid sinuses in translabyrinthine and retrosigmoid open surgical approaches
Authors: Y Mathangasinghe, U Samaranayake, SSA Silva, HC Prematilaka, …
Journal: The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka.
Year: 2018
Citations: 3


Title: Morphometric variations of Cajal-like cells are associated with pelviureteric junction obstruction in children
Authors: UMJE Samaranayake, Y Mathangasinghe, M Samarasinghe, …
Journal: BJU international
Year: 2023
Volume: 132
Issue: 4
Pages: 386-389
Citations: 2



Ms Meilynn Shi |Surgery

Ms Meilynn Shi: Leading Researcher in Surgery

👨‍🏫   Meilynn Shi, an Ms at the Northwestern University, United States. stands as a distinguished academic and researcher in the Social Sciences. Holding a Meilynn Shi, currently pursuing an M.D. at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, their professional journey exemplifies dedication and expertise. 📚


🌐 Professional Profiles:

🏫 Educational Journey:

Meilynn Shi, currently pursuing an M.D. at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, forged her path with a B.A. in American Studies and a Minor in Political Science. An accomplished student in the Honors Program in Medical Education, she anticipates graduating in May 2025.

🔍Research Experience:

Current focus on cardiovascular studies, including immunophenotyping in atherosclerosis and heart failure, and database development for surgical outcomes.Previous research concentrated on trauma system development’s impact on patient care and triage.

🔬 Research & Scholarly Pursuits:

Meilynn’s research spans varied medical domains. Her work at Northwestern’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute explores immunophenotypes in atherosclerosis and heart failure, while her past projects focused on trauma care coordination and outcomes. She’s contributed significantly to publications in trauma care and cardiovascular research, showcasing her diverse interests and expertise.

🏅 Honors & Achievements:

Recognized with Phi Beta Kappa honors, Meilynn has shown an exceptional commitment to academia and scholarship throughout her academic journey.

🧑‍💼 Professional Experience:

From internships at the Legal Council for Health Justice to roles in the California Department of Public Health, Meilynn has blended healthcare advocacy with practical experience, addressing issues like lead poisoning and border health challenges.

🌟 Extracurricular Engagements:

A multifaceted leader, Meilynn has taken on crucial roles such as Chief at the Education-Centered Medical Home and Editor-in-Chief at Northwestern Public Health Review. She’s spearheaded initiatives, organized events, and led publications focusing on structural racism and healthcare misinformation.

🌐 Organizational Affiliations:

Meilynn’s commitment extends to several professional societies and medical associations, including memberships in the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, and others, reflecting her dedication to the medical field.

🏃‍♀️ Personal Interests:

Beyond her scholarly pursuits, Meilynn finds solace in activities like running (including the Chicago Marathon ’23), hiking, culinary arts, and scuba diving, embodying a balanced and adventurous spirit.

🔍 Research Vision:

Meilynn Shi, through her comprehensive research engagements and commitment to medical excellence, envisions a future where her contributions to scientific exploration will impact healthcare positively.

🏅 Scholarly Recognition:

Recognized as a Phi Beta Kappa member, Meilynn’s commitment to academia and research excellence is evident throughout her academic journey.

📊 Excellence Beyond Academia: Her leadership roles, including Chief at the Education-Centered Medical Home and Editor-in-Chief at Northwestern Public Health Review, reflect her commitment to orchestrating impactful initiatives, particularly focusing on structural racism and healthcare misinformation.


Top Noted Publication:

Shi M*, Stey AM, Tatebe LC. Recognizing and Breaking the Cycle of Trauma and
Violence Among Resettled Refugees. Curr Trauma Rep. 2021.

Slocum JD, Holl JL, Love R, Shi M, Mackersie RC, Alam H, Loftus TM, Andersen R, Bilimoria KY, Stey AM. Defining Obstacles to Emergency Transfer of Trauma Patients: An Evaluation of Retriage Processes from Nontrauma and Lower-Level
Illinois Trauma Centers. Surgery. 2022.

Furmanchuk A, Rydland KJ, Hsia RY, Mackersie RM, Shi M, Hauser MW, Kho A,
Bilimoria KY, Stey AM. Geographic Disparities in Re-triage Destinations Among
Seriously Injured Californians. Ann Surg Open. 2023.

Shi M*, Reddy S, Furmanchuk A, Holl JL, Hsia RY, Mackersie RC, Bilimoria KY, Stey AM. Re-triage Moderates Association between State Trauma Funding and Lower Mortality of Trauma Patients. Injury. 2023. Published onSeptember 2023, 110859

Shi M*, Puthumana JJ, Malaisrie SC. Rescue Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair
Followed by Interval Mitral Valve Replacement. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Tech. 2023.

Byskosh A, Shi M*, Helenowski I, Holl JL, Hsia RY, Liepert AE, Mackersie RC,
Bilimoria KY, Stey AM. Is State Trauma System Funding Associated with Mortality
Among Injured Hospitalized Patients? Am J Surg. 2023.

Thivalapill N, Shi M, Visenio M, Silver C, Sullivan G, Castle SL, Davis JW,
Bongiovanni T, Stey AM. The Association of Level I Trauma Center Relocation with
Injured Patient In-Hospital Mortality. In submission: J Am Coll Surg