Al-Faraaz Kassam

Al-Faraaz Kassam

Resident in General Surgery

Education

Medical Degree, Rush University 2016

Bachelor's Degree, Loyola University 2011 (Psychology - Human Services)

Positions and Work Experience

2010 -2011 Research Assistant for Loyola University Chicago Department of Osteology, Analyzed bone remains uncovered during construction of the Peoria Library. Worked with the FBI to analyze remains from a Civil War cemetery uncovered during reconstruction of a community football field in Alsip. ,

2009 -2012 Research Assistant for the Chicago Healthy Adolescent Transition Study, Worked with children with spina bifida and their families collecting survey data and administering neurological tests. ,

2013 -2014 Research Assistant for the Rush University Medical Center Department of Neurology, Correlation of admission temperature with outcomes in patients admitted with acute ischemic stroke.,

2014 -2016 Research Assistant for Rush University Medical Center Department of General Surgery, Outcomes after gastrostomy tubes only versus gastrostomy tube plus Nissen Fundoplication in pediatric population with neuromuscular disorders. ,

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Kassam A, Skerritt C, Pillai S (2015. ) Newborn male presented with congenital diaphragmatic hernia and ileal atresia: a case report .J Ped Surg Case Reports, , 3 ,444-6

Lee, Tiffany C; Kaiser, Tiffany E; Luckett, Keith; Wima, Koffi; Winer, Leah K; Morris, Mackenzie C; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Safdar, Kamran; Bari, Khurram; Anwar, Nadeem; Quillin, R Cutler; Shah, Shimul A (2019. ) Use, Safety, and Effectiveness of Viremic Hepatitis B Virus Donor Livers: A Potential Opportunity to Expand the Donor Pool.Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, , 25 (10 ) ,1581-1584

Winer, Leah K; Cortez, Alex R; Kassam, Al; Quillin, Ralph C; Goodman, Michael D; Makley, Amy T; Sussman, Jeffrey J; Kuethe, Joshua W (2019. ) The Impact of a Comprehensive Resident Curriculum and Required Participation in "This Week in SCORE" on General Surgery ABSITE Performance and Well-Being.Journal of surgical education, ,

Cortez, Alexander R; Freeman, Christopher M; Levinsky, Nick C; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Wima, Koffi; Jung, Andrew D; Rafferty, Janice F; Paquette, Ian M (2019. ) The impact of preoperative opioid use on outcomes after elective colorectal surgery: A propensity-matched comparison study.Surgery, ,

Quillin, Ralph C; Cortez, Alexander R; Garcia, Mario A; Winer, Leah K; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Kuethe, Joshua W; Pritts, Timothy A (2019. ) Gas off, room lights on: Shedding light on the surgical resident's experience in open and laparoscopic surgery.Surgery, ,

Cortez, Alexander R; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Jenkins, Todd M; Nathan, Christopher J; Nathan, Jaimie D; Alonso, Maria H; Ryckman, Frederick C; Tiao, Greg M; Bondoc, Alexander J (2019. ) The role of surgical shunts in the treatment of pediatric portal hypertension.Surgery, ,

Cortez, Alexander R; Winer, Leah K; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Hanseman, Dennis J; Kuethe, Joshua W; Quillin, Ralph Cutler; Potts, John R (2019. ) See None, Do Some, Teach None: An Analysis of the Contemporary Operative Experience as Nonprimary Surgeon.Journal of surgical education, ,

Cortez, Alexander R; Winer, Leah K; Katsaros, Gianna D; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Shah, Shimul A; Diwan, Tayyab S; Cutler Quillin, R (2019. ) Resident Operative Experience in Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery: Exposing the Divide.Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, ,

Cortez, Alexander R; Winer, Leah K; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Kuethe, Joshua W; Athota, Krishna P; Quillin, R Cutler The Impact of Medical Student Burnout on Surgery Clerkship Performance.Journal of surgical education, , 76 (5 ) ,1241-1247

Book Chapter

Lee TC, Kassam A, Shah SA (2018 ) Liver transplantation Scientific American Surgery, 8th edition .Decker

Presentations

Poster Presentations

Essner BS, Holmbeck GN, Amaro C, Kassam A, Seivert N (04-2011. ) The association between BMI and activity limitations in children and adolescents with spina bifida .National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, San Antonio, TX. .

Paper Presentations

Levinsky N, Kassam A, Opoka A, Pritts TA, Nomellini V, Wong HR, Alter M (06-2019. ) Fluctuation of olfactomedin-4 positive neutrophil subset in adult blunt trauma patients .Shock Society, San Diego, CA.

Cortez A, Levinsky N, Kassam A, Wima K, Jung A, Paquette I (03-2019. ) The impact of preoperative opioid use on surgical outcomes following elective colorectal resection .Central Surgical Association, Palm Harbor, FL.

Kassam AF, Morris MC, Bercz A, Veile R, Friend LA, Beckmann N, Caldwell CC, Goodman MD (02-2019. ) The role of chemoprophylactic agents in modulating hypercoagulability after traumatic brain injury .Academic Surgical Congress, Houston, TX.

Levinsky N, Kassam AF, Opoka A, Pritts TA, Nomellini V, Wong HR, Alter M (06-2019. ) Fluctuation of olfactomedin-4 positive neutrophil subset in adult blunt trauma patients .Shock Society, San Diego, CA.

Quillin RC 3rd, Cortez AR, Garcia MA, Winer LK, Kassam AF, Kuethe JW, Pritts TA (03-2019. ) Gas off, room lights on: Shedding light on the surgical resident’s experience in open and laparoscopic surgery .Central Surgical Association, Palm Harbor, FL.

Honors and Awards

2006 Illinois State Scholar

2006 Eagle Scout Award through Boy Scouts of America

2010 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Alternate

2007 -2011 Dean’s List - All semesters at Loyola

2007 -2011 Loyola Academic Scholarship

2011 Damen Award for Outstanding Student

2012 -2014 Dr. Charles E. Gavin Memorial Scholarship

2019 Winner, Department of Surgery Resident Research Competition – Clinical Section

Service

Global Medical Brigades: Annual week-long medical mission trips to Honduras 2008 -2010

EMT-B, Loyola University Chicago Emergency Medical Services 2008 -2011

Indian American Medical Association of Illinois Health Clinic 2012 -2016

Franciscan Shelter for the Homeless 2012 -2016

Community Health Center- Primary Care Clinic and 20/20 Eye Clinic 2012 -2016

Post Graduate Training and Education

07-2018-To Present Research Fellowship, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati,

Contact Information

Academic - Medical Sciences Building
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267-0558
Phone: 513-558-4206
al-faraaz.kassam@uc.edu