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Curriculum Vitae and Resume

Dr Tiffany Fancer M.D.   Tiffany Fancher M.D.

Date of Birth: January 9, 1977
Place of Birth: Milwaukee WI


Education:

1995-1999



2000-2004


 
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
Bachelors of Arts

American University of the Caribbean
St. Maarten, NA
Doctor of Medicine

Post-Graduate Clinical Training:

2011-2012



2004-2011


 
Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, Connecticut

Resident in Surgery
Department of Surgery
Saint Mary’s Hospital
Waterbury, Connecticut

Post-Graduate Research Training:

2007-2008

 
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Yale Basic Science Laboratory
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Medical Licensure and Certification:

2004

2011

2007

2009

2010

2011
 
Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Advanced Trauma Life Support

Advanced Trauma Operative Management

Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery

Da Vinci Surgical System Off-Site Training As a Console Surgeon

Foreign Languages: Spanish - fluent

Professional Memberships:

2004- Present
2008- Present

2010- Present

2010- Present
 
American College of Surgeons - Resident Member
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons - Candidate Member
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery Surgeons -
Candidate Member
Association of Women Surgeons - Candidate Member

Awards:

1995-1999


2004


2005

2005


2007


2008

2008


2010

2010

2011
 
Full Cross-Country and Track Scholarship
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

First Prize, Oral Presentation
Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons

Third Prize, Oral Presentation Waterbury Research Day

Second Prize, Oral Presentation
New England Resident and Fellow Research Day

First Prize, Oral Presentation
Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons

Poster of Exceptional Merit, American College of Surgeons

First Prize, Oral Presentation
Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons

First Prize, Oral Presentation New England Colorectal Society

Medical Student Resident Teaching Award

First Prize Oral Presentation Waterbury Research Day

Grants:

2005

2009

2010
 
Connecticut Breast Health Initiative

Center of Disease Control and Prevention for Colorectal Cancer

Center of Disease Control and Prevention for Colorectal Cancer

Educational Activities:

2007-2009



2009
 
Instructor: Animate laboratory
Norwalk Physician Assistant Surgery Residency Program
New Haven, CT

Invited discussant at the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Annual Meeting
Hollywood, FL

Courses Attended:

2009


2009


2009

2011
 
Advanced Trauma Operative Course
University of Connecticut Medical Center, Hartford CT

Laparoscopic Colon Surgery Cadaver Course
Weill Cornell Medical Medical Center, New York City NY

Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Workshop, Norwalk CT

Da Vinci Colorectal Surgery Course, Sunnyvale CA

Bibliography:


Book Chapters

Muto A, Kondo Y, Feigel A, Zeigler K, Model L, Eghbalieh SDD, Guo Y, Fancher T, Dardik A. Do vein grafts arterialize? In: Becquemin JP, Alimi YS, Gérard JL. Controversies and Updates in Vascular Surgery 2010. Edizioni Minerva Medica, Torino. P. 150-155 (2010)

Peer-Reviewed Articles  

Magri D, Fancher T, Fitzgerald TN, Muto A, Dardik A. Endothelial Progenitor Cells: a Primer for Vascular Surgeons. Vascular. 2007;15(16):384-94

Fancher T, Hamzi MH, Macaron SH, Magno WB, Dudrick SJ, Palesty JA. Hybrid Verrucous-Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Ovary with Synchronous Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Endometrium. Int J Surg Pathol. 2008;16(1):91-5

Fancher T, Muto A, Fitzgerald TN, Magri D, Gortler D, Nishibe T, Dardik A. Control of Blood Vessel Identity: From Embryo to Adult. Ann Vasc Dis. 2008;Feb(1):28-34

Pimiento JM, Maloney SP, Tang PC, Muto A, Westvik TS, Fitzgerald TN, Fancher T, Tellides G, Dardik A. Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Stimulates Aneurysm Growth in Aged Mice. J Vasc Res. 2008;45(3):251-8

Fitzgerald TN, Shepherd BR, Asada H, Teso D, Muto A, Fancher T, Pimiento JM, Maloney SP, Dardik A. Laminar Shear Stress Stimulates Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Apoptosis Via The Akt Pathway. J Cell Physiol. 2008;216(2):389-95

Fancher T, Palesty JA, Thomas R, Healy T, Fancher JM, Ng C, Dudrick SJ. A Woman’s Influence to Choose Mastectomy as Treatment for Breast Cancer. J Surg Res. 2009;153(1):128-31

Westvik TS, Fitzgerald TN, Muto A, Maloney SP, Pimiento JM, Fancher T, Magri D, Westvik HH, Nishibe T, Velazquez OC, Dardik A. Limb Ischemia after Iliac Ligation in Aged Mice Stimulates Angiogenesis without Arteriogenesis. J Vasc Surg. 2009;49(2):464-73

Magri D, Vasilas P, Muto A, Fitzgerald T, Fancher T, Nishibe T, Dardik A. Elevated Monocytes in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia Subsequently Diminish after Successful Peripheral Bypass Surgery. J Surg Res (in press). July 2009 (Epub ahead of print)

Fitzgerald TN, Muto A, Fancher T, Brown PB, Martin KA, Muhs BE, Rothman DL, Constable RT, Sampath S, Dardik A. Surgically Implantable Magnetic Resonance Angiography Coils Improve Resolution to Allow Visualization of Blood Flow Dynamics. Ann Vasc Surg. 2010;24(2):242-53

Fancher T, Dudrick SJ, Palesty JA. Papillary Urachal Adenoma Presenting as an Umbilical Mass. Connecticut Medicine. 2010;76(6):325-7

Fancher T, Rashidi L, Dudrick SJ, Palesty JA. Is Gender Related to the Stage of Colorectal Cancer at Initial Presentation in Young Patients? J Surg Res. 2011;165(1):15-8

Muto A, Yi T, Harrison KD, Davalos A, Fancher T, Ziegler KR, Fiegel A, Kondo Y, Nishibe T, Sessa WC, Dardik A.Eph-B4 Prevents Venous Adaptive Remodeling in the Adult Arterial Environment. J Exp Med. 2011;208(3):561-75

Panait L, Larios JM, Brenes RA, Fancher T, Ajemian MS, Dudrick SJ, Sanchez JA. Surgical Skills Assessment of Applicants to General Surgery Residency. J Surg Res. 2011;170(20):189-94

Fancher T, Krol E, Rasmussen R, Panait L, Dudrick S. Cervical Spine Injuries: An Outcome Analysis. Pol J Surg. 2011;83(11):583-87

Fancher T, Walters D, Da Vinci Robotic Rectopexy: A New Technique for a Well-Known Problem. Surg Endosc. Under review

Published Abstracts

Pimiento JM, Cristancho MA, Aboulhosn K, Fancher T, Palesty JA and Dudrick SJ. Does Body Mass Index Affect Lymph Node Retrieval in Colon Resection for Cancer? J Clin Oncol. 2006;24(18S):13571

Pimiento JM, Maloney SP, Tang PC, Muto A, Westvik TS, Fitzgerald TN, Fancher T, Tellides G, Dardik A. Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Stimulates Aneurysm Growth In Aged Mice. J Am Coll Surg. 2007;205(3):S41

Fitzgerald TN, Shepherd BR, Asada H, Teso D, Muto A, Fancher T, Pimiento JM, Maloney SP, Dardik A. Laminar Shear Stress Stimulates Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Apoptosis Via The Akt Pathway. J Surg Res. 2008;144(2):327

Fitzgerald TN, Muto A, Fancher T, Brown PB, Martin KA, Muhs BE, Rothman DL, Constable RT, Sampath S, Dardik A. Surgically Implantable Magnetic Resonance Angiography Coils Improve Resolution to Allow Visualization of Blood Flow Dynamics. JACS. 2008-2009;207(3):S113

Muto A, Yi T, Fitzgerald TN, Fancher T, Magri D, Yu J, Sessa WC, Dardik A. Nogo-B Limits Intima-Media Thickening During Mouse Vein Graft Adaptation. FASEB J. 2008;22:174.4

Fancher T, Hamzi MH, Macaron SH, Dudrick SJ, Palesty JA. Associated Malignancies With Cockayne Syndrome. A Case Report of One Family and Review of the Literature.
J Surg Res
. 2008;144(2):326-7

Fancher T, Muto A, Fitzgerald TN, Magri D, Dudrick SJ, Dardik A. Eph-B4 Stimulates Endothelial Cell Migration by an Akt1-Dependent Mechanism. J Surg Res. 2008;144(2):318

Fancher T, Thomas R, Fancher JM, McFadden E, Healy T, Dudrick SJ, Palesty JA. A Woman’s Influence to Choose Mastectomy as Treatment for Breast Cancer. J Surg Res. 2008;144(2):317-8

Fancher T, Rashidi L, Dudrick SJ, Palesty JA. Colorectal Cancer In The Young Patient: Is Gender A Predictor of A More Aggressive Presentation? J Surg Res;158(2):271

Feigel A, Muto A, Fancher T, Rivera M, Kim S, Dardik A. Endothelial Cells with Eph B4 Heterozygous Knockdown: A Novel Cellular Model of Vein Graft Adaptation. J Surg Res. 2010;158(2):271

Panait L, Suresh S, Fancher T, Braich P, Sim Y, Dudrick SJ, Ajemian MS. Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Compared to Laparoscopic-Assisted Colectomies: Are We Bending Oncologic Principles? J Surg Res. 2010;158(2):271

Feigel A, Muto A, Fancher T, Rivera M, Kim S, Dardik A. A Novel Cellular Model of Vein Graft Adaptation. JVS. 2010;51(2):533

Panait L, Fancher T, Dudrick SJ, Ajemian MS. Laparoscopic Splenectomy in Trauma: Benefit or Burden? Surg Endosc. 2010;24:S700

Presentations:

Fancher T, Paszkowiak JJ, Kiran RP, Malkan AD, Mathew N, O'Campo JJ, Polokoff EG, Dudrick SJ. “Breast Cancer and Age”, Annual Surgical Resident and Fellow Research Presentation Day, Boston, MA, May 2005, and Annual Meeting of the New England Surgical Society, October 2005, Bretton Woods, NH, October 2005

Fancher T, Paszkowiak JJ, Kiran RP, Malkan AD, Mathew N, O'Campo JJ, Polokoff EG, Dudrick SJ. “Should Breast Self-Examination Really be Optional?”, Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Meriden, CT, November 2005, and Annual Meeting of the Surgical Society of Oncology, San Diego, CA March 2006

Pimiento JM, Cristancho MA, Aboulhosn K, Fancher T, Palesty JA and Dudrick SJ. “Does Body Mass Index Affect Lymph Node Retrieval in Colon Resection For Cancer?”, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Atlanta, GA, June 2006

Pimiento JM, Maloney SP, Tang PC, Muto A, Westvik TS, Fitzgerald TN, Fancher T, Tellides G, Dardik A. “Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Stimulates Aneurysm Growth in Aged Mice”, Annual Sessions of the Forum on Fundamental Surgical Problems, San Francisco, CA, October 2006

Fancher T, Hamzi MH, Macaron SH, Magno WB, Dudrick SJ, Palesty JA. “Hybrid Verrucous-Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Ovary With Synchronous Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Endometrium”, Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Meriden, CT, November 2006

Fancher T, Muto A, Fitzgerald TN, Magri D, Dudrick SJ, Dardik A . “Eph-B4 and Vein Graft Adaptation”, Yale University Seminars in Surgical Research, Invited Speaker, New Haven, CT, October 2007

Fancher T, Thomas R, Fancher JM, McFadden E, Healy T, Dudrick SJ, Palesty JA. “A Woman’s Influence to Choose Mastectomy as Treatment for Breast Cancer”, Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Meriden, CT, November 2007, and Academic Surgical Congress, Huntington Beach, February 2008

Fancher T, Hamzi MH, Macaron SH, Dudrick SJ, Palesty JA. “Associated Malignancies With Cockayne Syndrome. A Case Report of One Family and Review of the Literature”, Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Meriden, CT, November 2007, and Academic Surgical Congress, Huntington Beach, February 2008

Westvik TS, Muto A, Fitzgerald TN, Maloney SP, Pimiento JM, Fancher T, Magri D, Westvik HH, Velazquez OC, Dardik A. “Limb Ischemia after Iliac Ligation in Aged Mice Stimulates Angiogenesis without Arteriogenesis”, Annual Meeting of the American Vascular Association, San Diego, CA, 2008

Muto A, Yi T, Fitzgerald TN, Fancher T, Magri D, Yu J, Sessa WC, Dardik A. “Nogo-B Limits Intima-Media Thickening During Mouse Vein Graft Adaptation”, Experimental Biology, San Diego, CA, 2008

Fancher T, Muto A, Fitzgerald TN, Magri D, Dudrick SJ, Dardik A, “Eph-B4 Stimulates Endothelial Cell Migration by an Akt1-Dependent Mechanism”, Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Meriden, CT, October 2008, and Academic Surgical Congress, Fort Meyers, FL, February 2009

Fancher T, Formica MI, Ajemian MS. “Management and Outcome Analysis Comparing Traumatic Colorectal Injuries: Blunt Versus Penetrating”, Annual Meeting of the New England Surgical Society, Newport, RI, September 2009, and American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress, Washington D.C., October 2010

Fancher T, Sanchez JA, Cramer TE, Dudrick SJ. “Survival Outcomes Justify Surgical Treatment for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Stages I Through IIIA in Patients 80 Years of Age and Older”, American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress, San Francisco, CA, October 2008

Fitzgerald TN, Muto A, Fancher T, Brown PB, Martin KA, Muhs BE, Bothman DL, Constable RT, Sampahth S, Dardik A. “Surgically Implantable Magnetic”, Annual Meeting of the New England Society for Vascular Surgery, Newport, RI, October 2008

Feigel A, Muto A, Fancher T, Kim S, Dardik A. “Endothelial Cells with Eph B4 Heterozygous Knockdown: A Novel Cellular Model of Vein Graft Adaptation”, Annual Meeting of the New England Surgical Society, Newport, RI, September 2009, and Academic Surgical Congress, San Antonio, TX, February 2010

Feigel A, Muto A, Fancher T, Dardik A. “A Novel Model of Cellular Vein Graft Adaptation”, Annual Meeting of the New England Society for Vascular Surgery, Boston, MA, October 2009

Panait L, Suresh S, Fancher T, Braich P, Sim Y, Dudrick SJ, Ajemian MS. “Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Compared to Laparoscopic-Assisted Colectomies: Are We Bending Oncologic Principles?”, Academic Surgical Congress, San Antonio, TX, February 2010

Fancher T, Rashidi L, Dudrick SJ, Palesty JA. “Colorectal Cancer In The Young Patient: Is Gender A Predictor of A More Aggressive Presentation?”, Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Meriden, CT, October 2009, and Academic Surgical Congress, San Antonio, TX, February 2010

Fancher T, Pieracci F, Eachempati S, Rashidi L, Nash G, “Interval Appendectomy after Non-operative Management of Acute Appendicitis at a Cancer Center”, Annual Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society, Las Vegas, NV, March 2010

Lago-Toro C, Grujic E, Larsen A, Allen L, Seiling B, Fancher T, Frazier T “Comparison of Nodal versus Primary Her2/neu Expression in Node-positive Breast Cancer Patients”, Annual Meeting of the Society of Surgical Oncology, March 2010

Fancher T, Hur G, Panait L, Ajemian M. “Mechanism Associated Mortality of Traumatic Cervical Spine Injury in Elderly Patients”, Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Surgical Congress, Tucson, AZ, March 2010

Panait L, Fancher T, Dudrick SJ, Ajemian MS. “Laparoscopic Splenectomy in Trauma: Benefit or Burden?”, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgeons, Landover, MD, April 2010

Fancher T, Shia J, Paty P, Guillem J, Temple L, Weiser M, Wong D, Nash G, “Mismatch Repair Protein Expression is Associated with Mesenteric Lymph Node Yield in Colon Cancer Resection Specimens”, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Minneapolis, MN, May 2010, and Annual Meeting of the New England Colon and Rectal Surgeons Society, Westbrook, CT, June 2010

Fancher T, Hsu M, Weiss A, Shia J. Gonen M, Nash G, Temple L, Paty P, Guillem J, Wong D, Weiser M, Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio (NLR) is an Independent Predictor of Outcome Following Colectomy for Cancer”, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Minneapolis, MN, May 2010

Fancher T, Rashidi L, Panait L, Paty P, Temple L, Weiser M, Wong D, Nash G, “Outcomes of Appendectomy for Acute Appendicitis Occurring During Chemotherapy”, American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress, Washington D.C., October 2010

Fancher T, Chowdhary P, Joshi M, Patel B, Peterson K, Brown J, Sanchez J. “Prior Appendectomy Increases the Severity of Clostridium Difficile Infection”, Waterbury Research Day, Waterbury, CT, May 2011, and American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress, San Francisco, CA, October 2011

Fancher T. Walters D, “Da Vinci Robotic Rectopexy: A New Technique for a Well-Known Problem”, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgeons, San Diego, CA, March 2012