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Sherwin P. Schrag, MD, MSc

Sherwin P. Schrag, MD, MSc


Curriculum Vitae


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Employment:
  • 2003 to 2007 - General Surgery Resident, St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network, Temple University Clinical Campus, Bethlehem, PA, USA.
  • 2007 to 2008 - Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care Fellow, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA.
  • 2006 to Present - OPUS 12 Foundation, Blue Bell, PA, USA
    • Sep 2006 - Sep 2007 - Vice-President for Educational Affairs, Vice-Chairman and Associate Scientist.
    • Sep 2007 - 2008 - Chairman, Vice-President for Educational Affairs and Associate scientist.
    • 2008 - Present - Vice-President for Educational Affairs and Associate scientist.
  • 2008 to Present - Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Attending, Liberty Health - Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, NJ, USA.

Education:
  • 1997 - Bachelor of Science in Biology, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, USA.
  • 2001 - Doctor of Medicine and MSc, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, St. Maarten, NA.
  • 2007 - General Surgery Residency, St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network, Temple University Clinical Campus, Bethlehem, PA, USA.
  • 2008 - Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care Fellow, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA.

Awards and honors:               
  • Lafayette College Dean's List (1996)
  • Sigma Xi, Lafayette College Honor Society for Excellence in Scientific Research (1997)
  • St. Luke's Hospital/University of Pennsylvania Trauma Network Annual Night of Heroes Award for Committment and Dedication to Saving Lives (2005).

Research awards and honors:
  1. Second Place at the Resident Paper Competition, St. Luke's Hospital Annual Resident Research Symposium for the presentation titled INTEGRATION OF SENTINEL LYMPH NODE BIOPSY FOR BREAST CANCER IN A COMMUNITY HOSPITAL. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, June 3, 2005.

Publications (including reviews) in peer-reviewed journals:
  1. APPLICATION OF VACUUM ASSISTED THERAPY IN POSTOPERATIVE ASCITIC FLUID LEAKS: AN INTEGRAL PART OF MULTIMODALITY WOUND MANAGEMENT IN CIRRHOTIC PATIENTS. SP Stawicki MD, NS Schwarz MD, SP Schrag MD, JJ Lukaszczyk MD, ME Schadt MD, A Dippolito MD. Electronic publication - April 16, 2007. Journal of Burns and Wounds. 2007 Apr;6(e7):91-99.
  2. COMPLICATIONS RELATED TO PERCUTANEOUS ENDOSCOPIC GASTROSTOMY (PEG) TUBES: A COMPREHENSIVE CLINICAL REVIEW. SP Schrag MD, R Sharma MD, NP Jaik MD, MJ Seamon MD, JJ Lukaszczyk MD, ND Martin MD, BA Hoey MD, SP Stawicki MD. Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases. 2007 Dec;16(4):407-418.
  3. PRESSURE ULCERS IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT: THE 'FORGOTTEN ENEMY'. EF Reilly MD, GC Karakousis MD, SP Schrag MD, SP Stawicki MD. OPUS 12 Scientist. 2007;1(2):17-30.
  4. CERVICAL SPINE FRACTURES IN GERIATRIC BLUNT TRAUMA PATIENTS WITH LOW-ENERGY MECHANISM: ARE CLINICAL PREDICTORS ADEQUATE? SP Schrag MD, Toedter LJ, McQuay N Jr. Am J Surg. 2008 Feb 195:170-173.
Published abstracts:
  1. MARKETING YOUR RESIDENCY PROGRAM: A WORKSHOP FOR THE SURGERY PROGRAM DIRECTOR. JC Rosenfeld MD MEd, SP Schrag MD MSc, TW Noraka. Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery and the Association for Surgical Education, Surgical Education Week (Apr 2005) New York, New York,
  2. UTILIZING OSCE TO ASSESS SURGICAL RESIDENTS IN THE ACGME GENERAL COMPETENCIES. SP Schrag MD MSc. Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery and the Association for Surgical Education, Surgical Education Week (Apr 2005) New York, New York.

Other publications:
  1. THE EVIDENCE FOR VASCULAR OR ENDOVASCULAR RECONSTRUCTION. SP Schrag MD. A book review. Current Surgery. 2004;61(3):289.
  2. ESSENTIALS OF THORACIC SURGERY: SURGICAL FOUNDATIONS. SP Schrag MD. A book review. Current Surgery. 2005;62(6):577-578.
  3. ESSENTIAL ANESTHESIA: FROM SCIENCE TO PRACTICE. SP Schrag MD. A book review. Current Surgery. 2006;63(5):304.
  4. CLINICAL PHYSIOLOGY: AN EXAMINATION PRIMER. SP Schrag MD. A book review. Journal of Surgical Education. 2007;64(1):2.

Local presentations:
  1. COLIFORM CONTENT OF SPRINGWATER - A COMPARATIVE SURVEY. E Adler, SP Schrag MD, A Senato, L Mineo. Poster presentation at the Sigma Xi Poster Session, Lafayette College (Apr 1997) Easton, Pennsylvania.
  2. EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE CLINICALLY INAPPARENT ADRENAL MASS (INCIDENTALOMA). SP Schrag MD. Surgical Grand Rounds Presentation, Department of Surgery, St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network (Jun 2006) Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
  3. CERVICAL SPINE FRACTURES IN GERIATRIC BLUNT TRAUMA PATIENTS WITH LOW ENERGY MECHANISM: ARE CLINICAL PREDICTORS ADEQUATE? SP Schrag MD, N McQuay Jr MD.  Oral presentation at the Annual PTSF/PA ACSCOT Meeting (Oct 20, 2006) Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Regional presentations:
  1. APPLICATION OF VACUUM ASSISTED THERAPY IN POSTOPERATIVE ASCITIC FLUID LEAKS: AN INTEGRAL PART OF MULTIMODALITY WOUND MANAGEMENT IN CIRRHOTIC PATIENTS. SP Schrag MD, SP Stawicki MD, NS Schwarz  MD, JJ Lukaszczyk MD, ME Schadt MD, A Dippolito MD. Poster presentation at the Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Scientific Meeting (Feb 10-13, 2007) Savannah, Georgia.

National presentations:

  1. PATTERNS OF TICK BITES IN STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT. W La MD PhD, SP Schrag MD, A Iton MD JD PhD. Poster presentation at the American College of Preventive Medicine Meeting (Feb 2002) San Antonio, Texas.
  2. INTEGRATION OF SENTINEL LYMPH NODE BIOPSY FOR BREAST CANCER IN A COMMUNITY HOSPITAL. SP Schrag MD, LB Riley MD PhD, T Tachovsky MD. Poster presentation at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress (Oct 2004) New Orleans, Louisiana.
  3. MARKETING YOUR RESIDENCY PROGRAM: A WORKSHOP FOR THE SURGERY PROGRAM DIRECTOR. SP Schrag MD. Presentation at the Joint Meeting of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery and the Association for Surgical Education, Surgical Education Week (Apr 2005) New York, New York.
  4. UTILIZING AN OSCE TO ASSESS SURGICAL RESIDENTS IN THE ACGME GENERAL COMPETENCIES. SP Schrag MD. Joint Meeting of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery and the Associationfor Surgical Education,  Surgical Education Week (Mar 2006) Tucson, Arizona.