Aaron Womer

Aaron Womer

Resident in General Surgery

Education

Medical Degree, Case Western Reserve University 2018

Bachelor's Degree, Juniata College 2014 (Biology)

Positions and Work Experience

2016 -2018 Researcher, University Hospitals, Department of Surgery, Division of Colorectal Surgery (PI: Scott Steele, MD) -- Project: “Do Psoas Muscle Area and Volume Correlate with Postoperative Complications in Patients undergoing Rectal Cancer Resection?” Primary manuscript author, published in American Journal of Surgery. Wrote IRB addendum, conducted literature search and experimental design, performed chart review and database construction, statistical analysis. Oral presentation at Midwest Surgical Association 2017 annual meeting. ,

2015 - Summer Researcher, Case Western Reserve University, Department of Family Medicine (PI: Susan Flocke, PhD) -- Project: “Little Cigar Study” -- Assisted with revision of IRB protocol and data collection tool. Field data collection: screening and recruiting subjects, obtaining informed consent, conducting semi-structured in-depth interviews. Data management and quality improvement. Designed study recruitment flyers.,

2016 - Gross Anatomy Teaching Assistant (Spring 2016), Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Course Director: Susanne Wish-Baratz, PhD) -- Performed cadaver dissections for visual aid. Teaching assistant for MD student gross anatomy lab.,

2015 - Small Group Facilitator for medical students (Fall 2015), Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Course Director: Susanne Wish-Baratz, PhD) -- Facilitated small group anatomy lessons for first year students with anatomic specimens and radiologic images.,

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Womer, Aaron L; Brady, Justin T; Kalisz, Kevin; Patel, Nilam D; Paspulati, Raj M; Reynolds, Harry L; Pawlik, Timothy M; Steele, Scott R (2018. )Do psoas muscle area and volume correlate with postoperative complications in patients undergoing rectal cancer resection?.American journal of surgery, ,215 (3 ),503-506

Service

John Hay High School Personal Statement Workshop, Cleveland, OH (Fall 2015) -- Mentored students applying for premed college programs. Reviewed personal statements for students with pre-med and pre-nursing goals. 2015

Doc Opera Fundraiser, Cleveland, OH (Winter 2014-15) -- Petitioned for donations from area businesses. Sold program flyer advertisements. Played saxophone for pit band. Sang with a capella group. 2014 -2015

CWRU Student-Run Health Clinic (Summer 2015) -- Saw outpatients at Saturday free clinic. 2015

CWRU Men’s Health Fair (Spring 2016) -- Promoted healthy eating habits to men on campus. 2016

Contact Information

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