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Christopher Daniel Strader, MD, MPH

Chief Resident Year

Medical School

Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts


Hometown: Lewisville, TX 

Undergrad Institution: Boston College          

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

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

Future plans: Cardiothoracic Surgery fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Heart Institute in Houston, TX.   

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?:   

Strader, C, Swarup, A, Vu, MT, Koch, R, Shoman, H, Lepard, J, Johnson, W and Park, KB. (2020).  Summary of the Eighth World Health Organization Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care Biennial Meeting. Proceedings. 2020; 42(1), 5.

Strader C, Ashby J, et al. (2020, May). How much is enough? Exploring the dose-response relationship between cash transfers and surgical utilization in a resource-poor setting. PLoS One. 2020 May 14;15(5):e0232761. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0232761. eCollection 2020.

Strader C, Wurderman T, et al. (2020, Sept). In-Hospital Postoperative Mortality Rates for Selected Procedures in Tanzania’s Lake Zone. World Journal of Surgery, 45: 41-49.

Postier, A., et al., including Strader C. A novel simplified voice and swallow scale for perioperative thyroid patients in resource-constrained settings. (2022). (Submitted).

Wurderman, T, et al., including Strader, C (2022, Feb). Surgical Safety Checklist Use and Post-Caesarean Sepsis in the Lake Zone of Tanzania: Results from Safe Surgery 2020. World Journal of Surgery, 46, 303-309.

Aldina, S., et al., including Strader C, (2021, Jun). Outcomes of a multicomponent safe surgery intervention in Tanzania’s Lake Zone: a prospective, longitudinal study. International Journal of Quality in Health Care, 33(2):mzab087. Doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzab087.

Alidina S, Chatterjee P, Zanial N, et al, including Strader C. (2021, Feb). Improving surgical quality in low-income and middle-income countries: why do some health facilities perform better than others? BMJ Quality & Safety , 30(1), Online ahead of print. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2020-011795 
***(Chosen as one of the top 10 articles of BMJ Quality and Safety of 2021)

Davies, GA, Strader, C, Chibbar, R, Papatheodorou, S, Dmytriw, AA (2020, Oct). The relationship between physical activity and lymphoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  BMC Cancer, 20(1), 962.

 Dorbala S, Vangala D, Semer J, Strader C, Bruyere JR Jr, Di Carli MF, Moore SC, Falk RH. Imaging cardiac amyloidosis: a pilot study using ¹⁸F-florbetapir positron emission tomography. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2014 Sep;41(9):1652-62. Epub 2014 May 20. PubMed PMID: 24841414.

Clark AG, Eisen MB et al, including Strader C. Evolution of genes and genomes on the Drosophila phylogeny. Drosophila 12 Genomes Consortium. Nature. 2007 Nov. 8;450(7167):203-18. PMID: 17994087.

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

Strader C, Shrime M, et al. (2020). Literature Review of DALYs Averted for Surgical Head and Neck Pathologies. [In progress.]

Oral Presentations

Strader C (2019, April). Quality of Surgical Care in the Lake Zone of Tanzania: A Quasi-Experimental Baseline Assessment. Oral presentation presented at: Incision Global Surgery Symposium; Kigali, Rwanda.

Strader C, Wurderman T, et al. (2019, December). Data quality strengthening intervention as part of the Safe Surgery 2020 multicomponent intervention in Tanzania. Oral presentation presented at: the 2019 College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) Annual Meeting; Kampala, Uganda.

Alidina, S et al., including Strader, C.  (2020, July) Outcomes of a Multi-Component Safe Surgery Intervention in Tanzania’s Lake Zone Region: A Prospective, Longitudinal, Multi-Center Study.  Oral presentation at: Academy Health Annual Research Meeting; Virtual Conference.

Book Chapter

Strader C, Abahuje E, Meara JG, Riviello R. (2019). Surgery in the Tropics.  Manson’s Tropical Disease, 24th ed.  [Accepted for publication.]