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The Faculty Scholarship webpage is designed to share the news of faculty accomplishments in medical education including publications, conference presentations, and grants. The webpage may also serve as a resource for faculty looking to identify collaborators with shared research interests. Entries are accepted throughout the academic year, and the page is updated monthly. Please view the archives in the navigation bar for faculty accomplishments prior to the current year.

February 2023 features:


  1. Lin, A.L., Hoda N.  Chapter 45: Blunt Trauma and Open Globes. In: Walls R, Egan DJ, Coneybeare D, Lema G, Teng M. Manual of Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat Emergencies. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2023: 341-349. 

    This chapter entails how to evaluate, manage, and triage blunt trauma and open globe injuries in the emergency room.  The information is written at a level for any emergency room provider with basic ophthalmology training to manage these issues.  Pictures are included to help the reader become more familiar with what these injuries look like.  The end of the chapter contains evidence-based medicine pearls for the latest clinical management of open globe injuries.

January 2023 features:


  1. Momah, T. Mirizzi syndrome: Case report and review of literature. Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association, Nov/December 2022.

    A 56 Year old Caucasian male status post cholecystectomy presented with new onset jaundice, abdominal pain and loss of appetite for one month. A clinical diagnosis of Mirizzi syndrome was made post-magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) and endoscopic resonance cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Mirzzi syndrome is a rare condition caused by the obstruction of the common bile duct or common hepatic duct by external compression from multiple impacted gallstones. It can also occur if there is a single large impacted gallstone in the Hartmann’s pouch.


  1. Henstenburg, J., Heard, J. Gnam, A., Laughter, K, Townsend, T., Jaynes, L., Fratesi, A., Smyly, A., Sukkarieh, H., Shah, S.A., Brooks, J.T., McDonald, T.C. E-poster presented at the International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, March 2023.

    Obese patients with AIS have been shown to present with a higher Risser score. Therefore, we hypothesized that these patients would also present with a higher Sander’s score, which is a more reliable predictor of skeletal maturity. Using a retrospective cohort of patients with AIS, we found that overweight and obese patients do present with a higher Sander’s score compared to normal weight controls. This may lead to worse outcomes as treatment options are limited at skeletal maturity.