School of Medicine

Pediatric Surgery

Faculty Publications

Selected Publications From Our Faculty

Brian T. Bucher, MD

Bucher BT, Duggan EM, Grubb PH, France DJ, Lally KP, Blakely ML (2016). Does the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program pediatric provide actionable quality improvement data for surgical neonates? J Pediatr surg, 51(9), 1440-4.

Kwendakwema N, Al-Dulaimi R, Presson AP, Zobell S, Stevens AM, Bucher BT, Barnhart DC, Rollins MD (2016). Enterocolitis and bowel function in children with Hirschsprung disease and trisomy 21.  J Pediatr Surg, 51(12), 2001-2004,

Chapman AB, Mowery DL, Swords DS, Chapman WW, Bucher BT (2017). Detecting Evidence of Intra-abdominal Surgical Site Infections from Radiology Reports Using Natural Language Processing. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2017, 515-524.

Short SS, Fenton SJ, Scaife ER, Bucher BT (2017). Helmet underutilization by children during equestrian events is associated with increased traumatic brain injury. LID – S0022-3468(17)30192-6 [pii]LID-10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.03.043 [doi]. (Epub ahead of print) J Pediatr Surg.

Chapman B, Mowery DL, Swords DS, Chapman WW, Bucher BT (2017). Detecting Evidence of Intraabdominal Surical Site Infections from Radiology Reports Using natural Language Processing. Proc AMIA Annu Fall Symp.

Nourian MM, Schwartz AL, Stevens A, Scaife ER, Bucher BT (2017). Clearance of tunneled central venous catheter associated blood stream infections in children. LID-S0022-3468(17)30835-7[pii]LID – 10.1016/j.jpedsurg. 2017.12.010 [doi]. (Epub ahead of print) J Pediatr Surg.

Short SS, Bucher BT, Barnhart DC, Van Der Watt N, Zobell S, Allen A, Rollins MD (2018). Single-stage repair of rectoperineal and rectovestibular fistulae can be safely delayed beyond the neonatal period. LID-S0022-3468(18)30102-7 [pii]LID – 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.02.048 [doi]. (Epub ahead of print) J Pediatr Surg.

Schwartz AL, Nourian MM, Bucher BT(2018). Retained foreign bodies and associated risk factors and outcomes in pediatric surgical patients. LID – S0022-3468(18)30377-4 [pii]LID - 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.06.044 [doi]. (Epub ahead of print) J Pediatr Surg.

Batz-Kurycki MA, Green C, Anderson KT, Alder AC, Bucher BT, Cina RA, Jamshidi R, Russell RT, Williams RF, Tsao K (2018). Enhanced neonatal surgical site infection prediction model utilizing statistically and clinically significant variables in combination with a machine learning algorithm. LID-S0002-9610(18)30093-X[pii]LID-10.1016/j.amjsurg.2018.07.041 [doi]. (Epub ahead of print) Am J Surg.

Garlick JW, Olson KA, Downs-Kelly E, Bucher BT, Matsen CB (2018). Secretory breast carcinoma in an 8-year old girl: A case report and literature review. LID-10.111/tbj. 13126[doi]. (Epub ahead of print) Breast J.


Rebecka L. Meyers, MD

Meyers RL, Rowland JR, Krailo M, Chen Z, Datzenstien HM, Mologolowkin MH (2009). Predictive power of pretreatment prognosic factors in children with hepatoblastoma: a report from the Children’s Oncology Group. Pediatr Blodd Cancer, 53 (6), 1016-22.

Meyers RL, Tiao GM, Dunn SP, Langham MR Jr (2012). Liver transplantation in the management of unrespectable hepatoblastoma in children. Front Biosci (Elite Ed), 4, 1293-302.

Malogolowkin MH, Katzenstein HM, Krailo M, Meyers RL (2012). Treatment of hepatoblastoma: the North American cooperative group experience. Front Biosci (Elite Ed), 4, 1717-23.

Meyers RL, Czauderna P, Otte JB (2012). Surgical treatment of hepatoblastoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer, 59(5), 800-8.

Loftus PD, Elder Ct, Russell KW, Spanos SP, Barnhart DC, Scaife ER, Skarda DE, Rollin MD, Meyer RL (2016). Paravertebral regional blocks decrease length of stay following surgery for pectus excavatum in children. J Pediatr Surg, 51(1), 149-53.

Czauderna P, Haeberle B, Hiyama E, Rangaswami A, Krailo M, Maibach R, Rinaldi E, Feng Y, Aronson D, Malogolowkin M, Yoshimura K, Leuschner I, Lopez-Terrada D, Hishiki T, Perilongo G, von Schweinitz D, Schmid I, Watanabe K, Derosa M, Meyer R (2016). The Children’s Hepatic tumors International Collaboration (CHIC): Novel global rare tumor database yields new prognostic factors in hepatoblastoma and becomes a research model. Eur J Cancer, 52, 92-101.

Meyers RL, Maibach R, Hiyama E, Haberle B, Krailo M, Rangaswami A, Aronson DC, Malogolowkin MH, Perilongo G, von Schweinitz d, Ansari M, Lopez-Terrada D, Tanaka Y, Alaggio R, Leuschner I, Hishiki T, Schmid I, Watanabe K, Yoshimura K, Feng Y, Rinaldi E, Saraceno D, Derosa M, ZzaudernaP (2016). Risk-stratified staging in paediatric hepatoblastoma: a unified analysis from the Children’s Hepatic tumors International Collaboration. LID-S1470-2045(16)30598-8[pii]LID-10.1016/S1470-2045(16)30598-8 [doi]. (Epub ahead of print) Lancet Oncol.

Dasgupta R, Billmire D, Aldrink JH, Meyers RL (February 2017). What’s New in Pediatric Surgical Oncology? Curr Opin Pediatr, 29(1), 3-11.

Katzenstein HM, Furman WL, Malgolowkin MH, Krailo MD, McCarville MB, Towbin AJ, Tiao GM, Finegold MJ, Ranganathan S, Dunn SP, Langham MR, McGahren ED, Rodriquez-Galindo C, Meyers RL (2017). Upfront window vincristine/irinotecan treatment of high-risk hepatoblastoma: A report from the Children’s Oncology Group AHEP0731 study committee. Cancer, 123(12), 2360-2367.

O’Neill AF, Towbin AJ, Krailo MD, Xia C, Gao Y, McCarville MB, Meyers RL, McGahren ED, Tiao GM, Dunn SP, Langham MR Jr, Weldon CB, Finegold MJ, Ranganathan S, Furman WL, Malogolowkin M, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Katzenstein HM (2017). Characterization of Pulmonary Metastases in Children With Hepatoblastoma Treated on Children’s Oncology Group Protocol AHEP0731 (The Treatment of Children With All Stages of Hepatoblastoma): A Report From the Children’s Oncology Group.  J Clin Oncol,  JCO2017735654.


Stephen J. Fenton, MD

Fenton SJ, Hansen KW, Meyers RL, Vargo DJ, White KS, Firth SD, Scaife ER (2004). CT scan and the pediatric trauma patient—are we overdoing it? J Pediatr Surg, 39(12), 1877-81.

Fenton SJ, Scaife ER, Meyers RL, Hansen KW, Firth SD (2005). The prevalence of driveway back-over injuries in the era of sports utility vehicles. J Pediatr Surg, 40(12), 1964-8.

Fenton SJ, Peterson DN, Connors RC, Hansen KW, Metzger RR, Scaife ER (2009). A standard pediatric trauma laboratory panel: a plea for a minimalist approach. J Trauma, 66(3), 703-6.

Parikh A, Alley JB, Peterson RM, Harnisch MC, Pfluke JM, Tapper DM, Fenton SJ (2012). Management options for symptomatic stenosis after laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy in the morbidly obese. Surg Endosc, 26(3), 738-46.

Tyner RP, Clifton GT, Fenton SJ (2013). Hand-sewn gastrojejunostomy using knotless unidirectional barbed absorbable suture during laparoscopic gastric bypass. Surg Endosc, 27(4), 1360-6.

Fenton SJ, Lee JH, Stevens AM, Kimbal KC, Zhang C, Presson AP, Metzger RR, Scaife ER (2016). Preventable transfers in pediatric trauma: A 10-year experience at a level I pediatric trauma center. J Pediatr Surg, 51(4), 645-8.

Fenton SJ, Sandoval KN, Stevens AM, Scaife ER (2016). The use of angiography in pediatric blunt abdominal trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 81(2), 261-5.

Fenton SJ, Campbell SJ, Stevens AM, Zhang C, Presson AP, Lee JH (2016). Preventable pediatric intensive care unit admissions over a 13-year period at a level 1 pediatric trauma center. J Pediatr Surg, 51(10), 1688-92.

Hunt MM, Stevens AM, Hansen KW, Fenton SJ (2017). The utility of a "trauma 1 OP" activation at a level 1 pediatric trauma center. J Pediatr Surg, 52(2), 322-326.

Hewes HA, Christensen M, Taillac PP, Mann NC, Jacobsen KK, Fenton SJ (2017). Consequences of pediatric undertriage and overtriage in a statewide trauma system. J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 83(4), 662-667.

Stokes SM, Scaife ER, Stevens AM, Fenton SJ (2018). Longitudinal analysis of hospital charges following injury in a level 1 pediatric trauma system.LID - S0022-3468(18)30117-9 [pii]LID - 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.02.054 [doi]. (Epub ahead of print) J Pediatr Surg.


Michael D Rollins, II, MD

Russell KW, Barnhart DC, Zobell S, Scaife ER, Rollins MD (2015). Effectiveness of an organized bowel management program in the management of severe chronic constipation in children. J Pediatr Surg, 50(3), 444-7.

Russell KW, Rollins MD, Barnhart DC, Mone MC, Meyers RL, Skarda DE, Soukup ES, Black RE, Molitor MS, Stoddard GJ, Scaife ER (2015). Charge Awareness Affects Treatment Choice: Prospective Randomized Trial in Pediatric Appendectomy. Ann Surg, 262(1), 189-93.

Skarda DE, Yoder BA, Anstadt EE, Lally PA, Greene T, McFadden M, Rollins MD (2015). Epoprostenol Does Not Affect Mortality in Neonates with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Eur J Pediatr Surg, 25(5), 454-9.

Loftus PD, Elder CT, Russell KW, Spanos SP, Barnhart DC, Scaife ER, Skarda DE, Rollins MD, Meyers RL (2016). Paravertebral regional blocks decrease length of stay following surgery for pectus excavatum in children. J Pediatr Surg, 51(1), 149-53.

Liechty ST, Barnhart DC, Huber JT, Zobell S, Rollins MD (2016). The morbidity of a divided stoma compared to a loop colostomy in patients with anorectal malformation. J Pediatr Surg, 51(1), 107-10.

Liechty ST, Barnhart DC, Huber JT, Zobell S, Rollins MD (2016). The morbidity of a divided stoma compared to a loop colostomy in patients with anorectal malformation. J Pediatr Surg, 51(1), 107-110.

Kwendakwema N, Al-Dulaimi R, Presson AP, Zobell S, Stevens AM, Bucher BT, Barnhart DC, Rollins MD (2016). Enterocolitis and bowel function in children with Hirschsprung disease and trisomy 21. J Pediatr Surg, 51(12), 2001-2004.

Langer JC, Rollins MD, Levitt M, Gosain A, Torre L, Kapur RP, Cowles RA, Horton J, Rothstein DH, Goldstein AM (2017). Guidelines for the management of postoperative obstructive symptoms in children with Hirschsprung disease. Pediatr Surg Int, 33(5), 523-526.

Cairo SB, Chiu PPL, Dasgupta R, Diefenbach KA, Goldstein AM, Hamilton NA, Lo A, Rollins MD, Rothstein DH (2017). Transitions in care from pediatric to adult general surgery: Evaluating an unmet need for patients wtih anorectal malformation and Hirschsprung disease. J Pediatr Surg, 2017(Oct 7).

Cairo SB, Gasior A, Rollins MD, Rothstein DH (2018). Challenges in Transition of Care for Patients With Anorectal Malformations: A Systematic Review and Recommendations for Comprehensive Care. Dis Colon Rectum, 2018(Mar 61 (3)), 390-399.

Short SS, Bucher BT, Barnhart DC, VanDerWatt N, Zobell S, Allen A, Rollins MD (2018). Single-Stage Repair of Rectoperineal and Rectovestibular Fistulae can be Safely Delayed Beyond the Neonatal Period. J Pediatr Surg.

Reck-Burneo CA, Vilanova-Sanchez A, Gasior AC, Dingemans AJM, Lane VA, Dyckes R, Nash O, Weaver L, Maloof T, Wood RJ, Zobell S, Rollins MD, Levitt MA (2018). A structured bowel management program for patients with severe functional constipation can help decrease emergency department visits, hospital admissions, and healthcare costs. J Pediatr Surg, (March).

Reeder RW, Wood RJ, Avansino JR, Levitt MA, Durham M, Sutcliffe J, Midrio P, Calkins CM, de Blaauw I, Dickie BH, Rollins MD (2018). The Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Learning Consortium (PCPLC): rationale, infrastructure and initial steps. Techniques in Coloproctology.


Katie Russell, MD

Russell KW, Barnhart DC, Madden J, Leeflang E, Jackson WD, Feola GP, Meyers RL, Scaife ER, Rollins MD (2013). Non-operative treatment versus percutaneous drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts in children.

Russell KW, Soukup ES, Matzger RR, Zobell S, Scaife ER, Barnhart DC, Rollins MD (2014). Fecal continence following complex anorectal trauma in children. J Pediatr Surg, 49(2), 349-52.

Russell KW, Scaife CL, Weber Dc, Windsor JS, Wheeler AR, Smith W, Wedmore I, McIntosh SE, Lieberman JR (2014). Wilderness Medical Society practice guidelines for the treatment of acute pain in remote environments. Wilderness Environ Med, 25(1), 41-9.

Russell KW, Barnhart Dc, Rollins MD, Hedlund G, Scaife ER (2014). Musculoskeletal deformities following repair of large congenital diaphragmatic Hernias. J Pediatr Surg, 49(6) 886-9.

Russell KW, Rollins MD, Feola Gp, Arnold R, Barnhart DC, Scaife ER (2014). Sclerotherapy for intra-abdominal lymphatic malformation in children.

Russell KW, Barnhart DC, Zobell S. Scaife ER, Rollins MD (2015). Effectiveness of an organized bowel management program in the management of severe chronic constipation in children. J Pediatr Surg, 50(3), 444-7.

Russell KW, Rollins MD, Barnhart DC, Mone MC, Meyers RL, Skarda DE, Soukup ES, Black RE, Molitor MS, Stoddard GJ, Scaife ER (2015). Charge Awareness Affects Treatment Choice: Prospective Randomized Trial in Pediatric Apendectomy.  Ann Surg, 262(1), 189-93.

Russell KW, O’Halleran BP, Bowen ME, Mone MC, Scaife CL (2015). The Barcelona Technique for Ileostomy Reversal. J Gastrointest Surg, 19(12), 2269-72.

Russell KW, Saffle JR, Theurer L, Cochran AL (2015). Transition from grant funding to a self-supporting burn telemedicine program in the western United States. Am J Surg, 210(6), 1037-42; discussion 1041-4.

Russell KW, Robinson RE, Mone MC, Scaife CL (2016). Enterovaginal or Vesicovaginal Fistula Control Using a Silicone Cup. Obstet Gynecol, 128(6), 1365-1368.


Eric R. Scaife, MD

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Scaife ER, Johnson DG, Meyers RL, Johnson SM, Matlak (2003). The split abdominal wall muscle flap—a simple, mesh-free approach to repair large diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg, 38(12), 1278-51.

Fenton SJ, Hansen KW, Meyers RL, Vargo DJ, White KS, Firth SD, Scaife ER (2004). CT scan and the pediatric trauma patient—are we overdoing it? J Pediatr Surg, 39(12), 1877-81.

Fenton SJ, Scaife ER, Meyers RL, Hansen KW, Firth SD (2005). The prevalence of driveway back-over injuries in the era of sports utility vehicles. J Pediatr Surg, 40(12), 1964-8.

Brant-Zawadzki PB, Fenton SJ, Nichol PF, Matlak ME, Scaife ER (2007). The split abdominal wall muscle flap repair for large congenital diaphragmatic hernias on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. J Pediatr Surg, 42(6), 1047-50; discussion 1051.

Scaife ER, Connors RC, Morris SE, Nichol PF, Black RE, Matlak ME, Hansen K, Bolte RG (2007). An established extracorporeal membrane oxygenation protocol promotes survival in extreme hyothermia. J Pediatr Surg, 42(12), 2012-6.

Scaife ER, Fenton SJ, Hansen KW, Metzger RR (2009). Use of focused abdominal sonography for trauma at pediatric and adult trauma center: a survey. J Pediatr Surg, 44(9), 1746-9.

Russell KW, Barnhart DC, Rollins MD, Hedlund G, Scaife ER (2014). Musculoskeletal deformities following repair of large congenital diaphragmatic hernias. J Pediatr Surg, 49(6), 886-9.

Russell KW, Rollins MD, Barnhart DC, Mone MC, Meyers RL, Skarda DE, Soukup ES, Black RE, Molitor MS, Stoddard GJ, Scaife ER (2015). Charge Awareness Affects Treatment Choice: Prospective Randomized Trial in Pediatric Appendectomy. Ann Surg, 262(1), 189-93.

Skarda D, Barnhart D, Scaife E, Molitor M, Meyers R, Rollins M (2012). Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (EC-CPR) for hypothermic arrest in children: is meaningful survival a reasonable expectation? J Pediatr Surg, 47(12), 2239-43.

Scaife ER, Rollins MD, Barnhart DC, Downey EC, Black RE, Meyers RL, Stevens MH, Gorgdon S, Prince JS, Battaglia D, Fenton SJ, Plumb J, Metzger RR (2013). The role of focused abdominal sonography for trauma (FAST) in pediatric trauma evaluation. J Pediatr Surg, 48(6), 1377-83.

Review Articles

Meyers RL, Scaife ER (2000). Benign liver and biliary tract masses in infants and toddlers. [Review]. Semin Pediatri Surg, 9(3), 146-55.

Book Chapters

Scaife E, Johnson D (2003). "Esophageal Replacement". In Peter Mattei (Ed.), Surgical Directives: Pediatric Surgery (pp. 213-237). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.


Scott S. Short, MD

Short SS, Frykman PK, Nguyen N, Liu Q, Berel D, Wang KS (2013). Laparoscopic Common Bile duct exploration in children is associated with decreased cost and length of stay: results of a two-center analysis. J Pediatr Surg, 48(1), 215-20.

Short SS, Kimble KJ, Zhai S, Frykman GK, Frykman PK, (2013). A low-cost peripheral nerve stimulator for anorectal malformation (ARM) surgery. Eur J Pediatr Surg, 23(1), 25-8.

Short SS, Dubinsky MC, Rabizadeh S, Farrior S, Berel D, Frykman PK (2013).  Distinct phenotypes of children with perianal perforation Crohn’s disease. J Pediatr Surg, 48(6), 1301-5.

Jensen AR, Short SS, Anselmo DM, Torres MB, Frykman PK, Shin Ce, Wang K, Nguyen NX (2013). Laparoscopic versus open treatment of congenital duodenal obstruction: multicenter short-term outcomes analysis. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A, 23(10), 876-80.

Short SS, Wang J, Castle SL, Fernandez GE, Smiley N, Zobel M, Pontarelli EM, Papillon SC, Grishin AV, Ford HR (2013). Low doses of celecoxib attenuate gut barrier failure during experimental peritonitis. Lab Invest, 93(12), 1265-75.

Short SS, Naik-Mathuria BJ, Hunter CJ, Papillon S, Stein JE (2014). Use of the harmonic blade scalpel as a novel technique for thoracoscopic resection of pediatric paraspinal masses in children.  Laparoendosc Adv Tech A, 24(4), 274-9.

Short SS, Papillon S, Berel D, Ford HR, Frykman PK, Kawaguci A (2014). Late onset of necrotizing Enterocolitis in the full-term infant is associated with increased mortality: results from a two-center analysis.  J Pediatr Surg, 49(6), 950-3.

Short SS, Bucher BT, Barnhart Dc, Van Der Watt N, Zobell S, Allen A, Rollins MD (2018). Single-stage repair of rectoperineal and rectovestibular fistulae can be safely delayed beyond the neonatal period. LID – S0022-3468(18)30102-7 [pii]LID - 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.02.048[doi]. (Epub ahead of print) J Pediatr Surg.

Short SS, Pruitt LCC, Rollins MD (2018). Colonic diverticulosis in an infant: A clue to total colonic Hirschsprung disease. LID – S0022-3468(18)30206-9 [pii] LID – 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.03.017 [doi]. (Epub ahead of print) J Pediatr Surg.

Burkardt DD, Graham JM Jr, Short SS, Frykman PK (2014). Advances in Hirschsprung disease genetics and treatment strategies: an update for the primary care pediatrician. [Review]. Clin Pediatr (Phila), 53(1), 71-81.


David E. Skarda, MD

George ME, Skarda DE, Watts Cr, Pham HD, Beilman GJ (2008). Aggressive red blood cell transfusion: no association with improved outcomes for victims of isolated traumatic brain injury. Neurocrit Care, 8(3), 337-43.

Skarda DE, Muller KE, George ME, Bellman GJ (2008). Eight hours of hypotensive versus normotensive resuscitation in a porcine model of controlled hemorrhagic shock. Acad Emerg Med. 15(9), 845-52.

George ME, Rueth NM, Skarda DE, chipman JG, Quickel RR, Beilman GJ (2009). Hyperbaric oxygen does not improve outcome in patients with necrotizing soft tissue infection. Surg Infect (Larchmt), 10(1), 21-8.

Skarda D, Henricksen JW, Rollins M (2012). Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation promotes survival in children with trauma related respiratory failure. Pediatr Surg Int. 28(7), 711-4.

Skarda D, Barnhart D, Scaife E, Molitor M, Meyers R, Rollins M (2012). Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (EC-CPR) for hypothermic arrest in children: is meaningful survival a reasonable expectation? J Pediatr Surg, 47(12), 2239-43.

Skarda DE, Schall K, Rollins M, Andrews S, Olson J, Greene T, McFadden M, Thorell EA, Barnhart D, Meyers R, Scaife E (2014). Response-based therapy for ruptured appendicitis reduces resource utilization. J Pediatr Surg, 49(12), 1726-9.

Skarda DE, Schall K, Rollins M, Andrews S, Olson J, Greene T, McFadden M, Thorell EA, Barnhart D, Meyers R, Scaife E (2015). A dynamic postoperative protocol provides efficient care for pediatric patients with non-ruptured appendicitis. J Pediatr Surg, 50(1) 149-51.

Skarda DE, Rollins M, Andrews S, McFadden M, Barnhart D, Meyers R, Scaife E (2015). One hospital, one appendectomy. The Cost effectiveness of a standardized doctor’s preference card. J Pediatr Surg, 50(6), 919-922.

Skarda DE, Yoder BA, Anstadt EE, Lally PA, Green T, McFadden M, Rollins MD (2015). Epoprostenol Does Not Affect Mortality in Neonates with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Eur J Pediatr Surg, 25(5), 454-9.

Loftus PD, Elder Ct, Russell KW, Spanos SP, Barnhart DC, Scaife ER, Skarda DE, Rollins MD, Meyers RL (2016). Paravertebral regional blocks decrease length of stay following surgery for pectus excavatum in children. J Pediatr Surg, 51(1), 149-53.