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Resident Biography

 

 

David Meyer, MD, MSCI

Chief Resident Year

Medical School

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Biography

UMASS Website Resident Bio:

Hometown: Wilmington, NC

Undergrad Institution: Furman University, BA – Cello performance

Medical School: University of North Carolina

Other degrees/information: University of Massachusetts – MSCI, University of Cincinnati – MS

Future plans: Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery

Why UMASS?: UMass offers well rounded training in both the academic and community setting.  Residents are well equipped to transition directly into clinical practice at the end of training, while those who choose to pursue additional subspecialty training have historically placed into excellent fellowship programs.  At UMass you will see complex disease typical of a tertiary referral center with Level 1 trauma, solid organ transplant, HIPEC, advanced minimally invasive/robotic surgery, etc.  You will also gain valuable exposure to surgery in the community hospital setting through our rotations at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Milford Regional Medical Center.  I personally chose UMass based on the strong colorectal surgery presence. The Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery is highly respected nationally as leaders in the field of minimally invasive rectal cancer surgery, are active in ASCRS, and hold editorial positions on the DCR journal.  Oh yeah, I should mention that we are about 20 minutes away from one of the highest rated breweries in the world.

Favorite thing to do in Worcester? I enjoy taking my kids to Tougas Farm to feed the goats, play on the playground, ride the tractors, and pick fruit (strawberries, blueberries, cherries, blackberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins).

Recent abstracts, posters, or publications:

 Peer Reviewed Manuscripts:

Sarani B, Paspulati RM, Hambley J, Efron D, Martinez J, Perez A, Bowles-Cintron R, Yi F, Hill S, Meyer D, Maykel J, Attala S, Kockman M, Steel S, Turnbull RB. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Management of Bowel Obstruction. Curr Probl Surg. 2018 Oct; 55(10):394-438. doi:10.1067/j.cpsurg.2018.09.001

Hill SS, Chung SK, Meyer DC, Crawford AS, Sturrock PR, Harnsberger CR, Davids JS, Maykel JA, Alavi K. Impact of pre-operative care for rectal adenocarcinoma on pathologic specimen quality and post-operative morbidity: a NSQIP analysis. J Am Coll Surg. 2020;230(1):17‐25. doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2019.09.004

Hoque L, Dewolf R, Meyer DC, White DK, Mazor KM, Stefan M, Crawford S, Alavi K, Yates J, Maxfield M, Lou F, Uy K, Walz M, Kapoor A. Improving stamina and mobility with preop walking in surgical patients with frailty traits -OASIS IV: randomized clinical trial study protocol. BMC Geriatr. 2020;20(1):394. doi:10.1186/s12877-020-01799-y

Meyer DC, Hill SS, McDade JA, Harnsberger CR, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Alavi K. Opioid consumption patterns after anorectal operations: development of an institutional prescribing guideline. Dis Colon Rectum. 2021;64(1):103-111. doi:10.1097/DCR.0000000000001680.

Meyer DC, Alavi K. The Authors Reply. Dis Colon Rectum. 2021;64(8):e478. doi:10.1097/DCR.0000000000002137

Meyer DC, Hill SS, Bebinger DM, McDade JA, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Alavi K, Maykel JA. Resolution of Multiply Recurrent and Multifocal Diverticulitis after Fecal Microbiota Transplantation. Tech Coloproctol. 2020;24(9):971-975. doi:10.1007/s10151-020-02275-w

Meyer DC, Hill SS, Resnick AJ, McDade JA, Harnsberger CR, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Alavi K. Development of a Practice Guideline for Discharge Opioid Prescribing after Major Colorectal Surgery. Dis Colon Rectum. 2021;64:1120-1128 doi:10.1097/DCR. 0000000000002024

Meyer DC, Hill SS, Pavao R, Resnick AJ, Purkayastha A, Davids JS, Sturrock, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Alavi K. Prospective Evaluation of a Tiered Opioid Prescribing Guideline for Inpatient Colorectal Operations. [published online ahead of print, 2021 Jun 18]. Ann Surg. 2021. doi:10.1097/SLA.0000000000005025

Rampam S, Sadiq H, Patel J, Meyer D, Uy K, Yates J, Schanzer A, Movahedi B, Lindberg J, Crawford S, Gurwitz J, Mazor K, Stefan M, White D, Walz M, Kapoor A. Supervised Preoperative Walking on Increasing Early Postoperative Stamina and Mobility in Older Adults with Frailty Traits: A Pilot and Feasibility Study. Health Sci Rep. 2022; 5:e738. doi:10.1002/hsr2.738

Dissertations

Meyer DC. (2012). Short Bowel Syndrome and Intestinal Compensation: Factors Enhancing the Adaptive Response. Master’s Thesis. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Meyer DC. (2020). Evaluation of a Tiered Opioid Prescribing Guideline for Inpatient Colorectal Operations. University of Massachusetts Medical School GSBS Dissertations and Thesis. https://doi.org/10.13028/pjm6-r038. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/gsbs_diss/1073

Research Podium Presentations:

Meyer DC, Resnick AJ, Hill SS, Crawford AS, Sturrock PR, Harnsberger CR, Davids JS, Maykel JA, Alavi K. (2019) “Stop over-prescribing opioids following colorectal surgery: more than half of patients don’t take them” Podium presentation at: New England Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; 2019 May 18-19; Bretton Woods, NH; Podium presentation at: American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress; 2019 Oct 27-31; San Francisco, CA.

Meyer DC, Resnick AJ, Harnsberger CR, Davids JS, Maykel JA, Alavi K, Sturrock PR. (2019) “Prolonged Foley catheterization with pre-removal cystogram after surgical repair of colovesical fistula:  Are we being too vigilant?” Poster presentation at: American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; 2019 June 6-10; Cleveland, OH; Podium presentation at: New England Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; 2019 May 18-19; Bretton Woods, NH.

Meyer DC, Harnsberger CR, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Alavi K, Maykel JA. (2019) “Endoscopic Formalin Instillation for Radiation-Induced Hemorrhagic Colitis” Podium presentation at: New England Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; 2019 May 18-19; Bretton Woods, NH.

Hill SS, Chung SK, Meyer DC, Crawford AS, Sturrock PR, Harnsberger CR, Davids JS, Maykel JA, Alavi K. “Impact of a complete pre-operative work-up for rectal adenocarcinoma on pathologic quality and post-operative morbidity: a NSQIP analysis.” Podium presentation at: New England Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; 2019 May 18-19; Bretton Woods, NH; Podium presentation at: Society of Asian Academic Surgeons; Sept 27, 2019; Boston, MA; Podium presentation at: American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress; 2019 Oct 27-31; San Francisco, CA.

Meyer DC, Hill SS, Resnick AJ, Purkayastha A, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Alavi K. “Prospective evaluation of a standardized opioid prescribing guideline for anorectal operations.” Podium presentation at: American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; 2020 June 6-10; Boston, MA.

Meyer DC, Hill SS, Resnick AJ, Purkayastha A, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Alavi K. “Prospective evaluation of a standardized opioid prescribing guideline for anorectal operations.” Podium presentation after selection as “Best of ASCRS 2020 select presentations” American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; 2021 April 24-28; San Diego, CA.

Meyer DC, Hill SS, Monahan PF, Resnik AJ, Davids JS, Maykel JA, Sturrock PR, Alavi K. Urinary catheter management after colovesical fistula repair: a survey of US board certified colorectal surgeons. Podium presentation at: American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; 2020 June 6-10; Boston, MA.

Research Posters:

Hoang CM, Alavi K, Sturrock PR, Guertin JL, Baker BM, Meyer DC, Maykel JA, Davids JS. “Feasibility and Impact of Follow-up Phone Calls After Colon and Rectal Surgery: A Single-Center Experience.” Poster presentation at: Massachusetts Chapter of the of American College of Surgeons; 2017 Dec; Boston, MA.

Meyer DC, Wyman AS, Alavi K, LaFemina J, Davids JS. “General Surgery Resident Attitudes Toward Surgical Simulation.” Poster presentation at: Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons; 2018 Dec 1; Boston, MA.

Meyer DC, Purkayastha A, Hill SS, Crawford AS, Harnsberger CR, Sturrock PR, Davids JS, Maykel JA, Alavi K. (2019) “Opioid consumption after anorectal surgery: Are we over-prescribing?” Poster presentation at: American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; 2019 Jun 6-10; Cleveland, OH.

Meyer DC, Resnick AJ, Hill SS, Harnsberger CR, Davids JS, Alavi K, Maykel JA, Sturrock PR. (2019) “Prolonged foley catheterization with pre-removal cystogram after surgical repair of colovesical fistula: are we being too vigilant?” Poster presentation at: American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; 2019 Jun 6-10; Cleveland, OH.

Hill SS, Dore FJ, Em ST, McLoughlin RJ, Meyer DC, Sturrock PR, Harnsberger CR, Maykel JA, Alavi K, Davids JS. “Characterization of Twitter Use Among Departments of Surgery with ACGME General Surgery Residency Programs.” Poster presentation at: American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress; 2019 Oct 27-31; San Francisco, CA; Massachusetts Chapter of American College of Surgeons; 2019 Dec 5; Boston, MA

Hill SS, Foiles Sifuentes AM, Meyer DC, Crawford AS, Hahn SJ, Sturrock PR, Davids JS, Maykel JA, Alavi K. The Effect of Race, Ethnicity, and Population Density on Disparities in Timing to Definitive Surgery in Rectal Cancer. Poster presentation at: American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; 2020 June 6-10; Boston, MA.

Hill SS, Hahn SJ, Meyer DC, Harnsberger CR, Sturrock PR, Davids JS, Alavi K, Maykel JA. Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) is an effective approach for patients with anastomotic failure requiring redo proctectomy. Poster presentation at: American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; 2020 June 6-10; Boston, MA.

Meyer DC, Monahan PF, Hill SS, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Alavi K, Davids JS. Analysis of Procedure Cancellations in an Academic Colorectal Practice. Poster presentation at: American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; 2020 June 6-10; Boston, MA.