Dr. Bryan A. Whitson
Department of Surgery

University of Minnesota, USA

2007 Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota (Surgery),Minneapolis, Minnesota
2001 Doctor of Medicine, Research Program in Academic Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
1997 Bachelor of Science, Purdue University School of Mechanical Engineering, West Lafayette, Indiana

1993 Indiana Academic Honors Diploma, William Henry Harrison High School,West Lafayette, Indiana

Publications (Selected)
  1. Indiana Academic Honors Diploma, June 1993, William Henry Harrison High School, West Lafayette, Indiana
  2. Bachelor of Science, May 1997, Purdue University School of Mechanical Engineering, West Lafayette, Indiana
  3. Doctor of Medicine, May 2001, Research Program in Academic Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
  4. Doctor of Philosophy, December 2007, University of Minnesota (Surgery), Minneapolis, Minnesota
  5. Whitson BA and Broadie TA. Preoperative ultrasound and nuclear medicine studies improve the accuracy in localization of adenoma in hyperparathyroidism. Surgery Today. 2008;38(3):222-6. Epub 2008 Feb 29.
  6. Whitson BA, Groth SS, and Maddaus MA. Recommendations For Optimal Use Of Imaging Studies To Clinically Stage Mediastinal Lymph Nodes In Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Patients. Lung Cancer. 2008 Feb 14; [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Whitson BA, Asolati M, Kandaswami R, and Sutherland DER Diabetic gastroparesis-associated bezoar resolution via "cola-lysis". Clinical Transplantation. 2008 Mar-Apr;22(2):242-4.
  8. Maddaus MA, Chipman JG, Whitson BA, Groth SG, and Schmitz CC. Rotation as a course: lessons learned from developing a hybrid online/onground approach to general surgical resident education. Journal of Surgical Education. 2008 Mar-Apr;65(2):112-6.
  9. Whitson BA, Groth SS, Andrade RS, Garrett L, Dudek AZ, Jessurun J, and Maddaus MA. Extension of survival by resection of asynchronous renal cell carcinoma metastases to mediastinal lymph nodes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 May;135(5):1022-8.
  10. Whitson BA, Ikramuddin S. Intra-abdominal pressure cut-offs should not be absolutes. World Journal of Surgery. 2008 Oct;32(10):2327.
  11. Groth SS, Whitson BA, D’Cunha J, Maddaus MA, Alsharif M, and Andrade RS. Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration of Mediastinal Lymph Nodes: A Single Institution’s Early Learning Curve. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2008 Oct;86(4):1104-9; discussion 1109-10.
  12. Whitson BA, Groth SS, Duval SJ, Swanson SJ and Maddaus MA. Surgery For Early-Stage Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review Of The Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Vs. Thoracotomy Approaches To Lobectomy. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2008 Dec;86(6):2008-16; discussion 2016-8.
  13. Whitson BA, D’Cunha J, Andrade RS, Kelly RF, Groth SS, Wu B, Miller JS, Kratzke RA, and Maddaus MA. Thoracoscopic vs. Thoracotomy Approaches to Lobectomy: Differential Impairment of Cellular Immunity. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2008 Dec;86(6):1735-44.
  14. Whitson BA, D’Cunha J, Ikramuddin S, Buchwald H, Miller JS, Kratzke RA, and Maddaus MA. Minimally invasive versus open surgery: Impact of immune effector cells. Surgery for Obesity and Related Disorders 2009 Mar-Apr;5(2):181-93. Epub 2008 Aug 30.
  15. Groth SS, Whitson BA, Holmstrom AM, Rubins JB, and Kelly RF. Impact of Preoperative Smoking Cessation on Pulmonary Function Testing at One-Year Following Pulmonary Resection for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. Lung Cancer. 2008 Aug;61(2):177-85. Epub 2008 Feb 15.
  16. Tetteh HA, Groth SS, Kast T, Whitson BA, Radosevich DM, Klopp AC, D'Cunha J, Maddaus MA, and Andrade RS. Primary palmoplantar hyperhidrosis and thoracoscopic sympathectomy: a new objective assessment method. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2009 Jan;87(1):267- 75.
  17. Whitson BA, Allen E, Sohanaki N, Melin MM. Atrial Fibrillation Related Embolic Event Resulting In Occlusion Of Internal Carotid Artery. Journal of Vascular Ultrasound. 2009; 33(3):145-6.
  18. Groth SS, Whitson BA, D’Cunha J, Andrade RS, Landis GH, and Maddaus MA. Serratus Anterior Transposition Muscle Flaps for Bronchial Coverage: Technique and Functional Outcomes. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2009 Dec;88(6):2044-6
  19. Richardson E, Whitson BA, and Iaizzo PA. A Novel Combination Therapy for Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation. Journal of Medical Devices. 2009 Jun; 3(2):027511.
  20. Jacobson BA, De A, Kratzke MG, Patel MR, Jay-Dixon J, Whitson BA, Sadiq AA, Bitterman PB, Polunovsky VA, and Kratzke RA. Activation of 4E-BP1 represses IGF-I mediated cap dependent translation and tumorigenesis in mesothelioma. British Journal of Cancer. 2009 Aug 4;101(3):424-31. Epub 2009 Jul 14.
  21. Whitson BA, Richardson E, Iaizzo PA, and Hess DJ. Not Every Bulb Is A Rose: A Functional Comparison of Bulb Suction Devices . Journal of Surgical Research. 2009 Oct;156(2):270-3. Epub 2009 May 8.
  22. Whitson BA, Huddleston SJ, Savik K, and Shumway SJ. Risk of Adverse Outcomes Associated With Blood Transfusion After Cardiac Surgery Depends on the Amount of Transfusion. Journal of Surgical Research. 2010 Jan;158(1):20-7.
  23. Whitson BA, Groth SS, Li Z, Kratzke RA, and Maddaus MA. Survival of patients with distal esophageal and gastric cardia tumors: a populationbased analysis of gastroesophageal junction carcinomas. Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. 2010 Jan;139(1):43-8. Epub 2009 Jun 13.
  24. Groth SS, Whitson BA, Li Z, DeFor TE, Kratzke RA, and Maddaus MA. Determination of the Most Advantageous Number of Lymph Nodes to Examine to Optimize Survival in Patients with Esophageal Carcinoma: Data from the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results Database. Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. 2010 Mar;139(3):612- 20. Epub 2009 Aug 25.
  25. Schmitz CC, Whitson BA, Van Heest A, and Maddaus MA. Establishing a Usable Electronic Portfolio for Surgical Residents: Trying to Keep It Simple. Journal of Surgical Education. 2010 Jan-Feb;67(1):14-8.
  26. Whitson BA, Heckmann R, Manivel C, Lassig AA, and D’Cunha J. Acute Airway Compromise from a Hemorrhagic Posterior Cervical-Mediastinal Mass: Rare Presentation of a Parathyroid Adenoma. Journal of Thoracic Disease. In Press.
  27. Whitson BA, Andrade RS, Mitiek MO, D’Cunha J, and Maddaus MA. Thoracoscopic Thymectomy: Technical Pearls to a 21st Century Approach. Submitted to Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
  28. Whitson BA, Groth SS, Andrade RS, Maddaus MA, Haberman EM, and D’Cunha J. Survival After Lobectomy vs. Segmentectomy for Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Population-based Analysis. Submitted to Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
  29. Sarkaria IS, Carr SR, MacIver RH, Whitson BA, Joyce DL, Stulak JM, Mery CM, Guitron J, Singh R, Mettler BA, and Turek JW. Results of the 2010 Thoracic Surgery Residents Association Workforce Survey: A View from the Trenches. Submitted to Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
  30. Whitson BA, Shelstad RC, Kertz MI, Kelly RF, D’Cunha J, and Shumway SJ. Lung Transplantation after Hematopoetic Stem Cell Transplantation. Clinical Transplantation. Accepted.
  31. Whitson BA, Kelly FR, and John R. Serpiginous Aortic to Pulmonary Artery to Left Anterior Descending Artery Fistula in a Septaugenarian. Submitted to European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery.