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Resident Biography



Christopher Daniel Strader, MD, MPH

Postgraduate Year 4

Medical School

Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts


Hometown: Lewisville, TX 

Undergrad Institution: Boston College          

Medical School: Boston University  

Other degrees/information about them: MPH, TH Chan Harvard School of Public health 

Future plans: Plan to complete the next three years of residency, then possibly move forward into a colorectal surgery fellowship verses community practice.   

Why UMASS?: As far as General Surgery programs go, UMASS is an exceptional place to work.  In terms of the patients, staff and attendings, and fellow residents it represents a blend of challenge and relationships.   

Favorite thing to do in Worcester: Worcester Beer Garden!! 

Recent abstracts, posters, or publications?:   

Yao C, Strader C, et al. (2020). Artificial Intelligence in diagnosis of Velopharyngeal Insufficiency. [In progress.] 

Strader C, Shrime M, et al. (2020). The Assessment of Head and Neck Surgical Capacity in Guinea. [In progress.] 

Strader C, Gruendl M, et al. (2020). Adherence to Safe Antibiotic Prescription Guidelines among Post-operative Patients in Rural Tanzania: A Cross-Sectional Assessment. [In progress.] 

Alidina, S., Chatterjee, P., et al, including Strader C. (2020). Improving surgical quality in low- and middle-income countries: Why do some health facilities perform better than others? A positive deviance study. [In progress.] 

Shoman H, Lepard J, et al, including Strader C. (2020). Global Surgery in the South East Asia and the Western Pacific Regions: strengthening surgical systems to attain Universal Health Coverage. [Submitted for publication.] 

Strader C, Wurdeman T, et al. (2020). Peri-operative morality rates for selected procedures in the Lake Zone of Tanzania. [Submitted for publication.]