The Surgical Procedure Portal (SUPPORT)

About The Project

The Surgical Video Database is a curation of high quality surgical videos from major academic institutions, medical centers and societies primarily within the United States. The research project aims to enhance medical education and patient safety.

These videos are arranged in broad categories based on Schwartz Principals of Surgery textbook, and we recommend reading this or the Sabiston Textbook of Surgery as you go through the videos.

Our first objective is to ensure high quality videos. We are doing this by asking you to take a brief survey after watching each video. This information will help us decide which videos to include in the study moving forward.

If you have recommendations for videos to be added or removed please leave specific comments in the “Leave a Reply” box at the bottom of each category page.

Second, we ask that medical students on their surgical clerkship take the clerkship midpoint survey and clerkship final survey located in the “Do Surveys” tab. Not only will this tell us how you are using these videos to supplement education, and if they seem to be helping, but this may also be mandated depending on the schedule of the clerkship. Please check with your clerkship coordinator regarding more information about the clerkship requirements.

Finally, we ask medical students and surgical residents to take a general survey after viewing several videos so we can see if these videos are helpful to you.

About Us

John Mayo

Medical student at Indiana University School of Medicine and Army Health Professions Scholarship Program. John graduated from Purdue University with a degree in chemical engineering in 2012 and now is entering his 4th year of medical school. He is planning to apply for general surgery residency. He was responsible for video selection, website design and development for the Surgical Video Database.

Nakul Valsangkar, MD

Surgical resident PGY-3 at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Valsangkar graduated from University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and completed a clinical research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Currently he in his research year of training engaged in outcomes analysis of patients with pancreatic cancer, GISTs, and abdominal sarcomas. He is also interested in the structure of academic surgical departments and the factors that lead to successful NIH funding.

Neha Lad, MD

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Research associate in the department of surgery at Indiana University. Dr. Lad graduated from Government Medical College, Nagpur (India), completed a research fellowship at Emory University and completed PGY-2 in general surgery at Yale University. She was a major contributor in video selection and website development. Currently she is involved in outcomes research with the department of surgery.

Leonidas G. Koniaris, MD, FACS

Dr. Koniaris is a general surgeon with advanced training in cancer surgery particularly of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas. In addition, Dr. Koniaris has developed advanced experience in the management of soft tissue sarcomas.
Dr. Koniaris has extensive clinical and research experience in the most current surgical management for these difficult malignancies. He has also presented and published many of the largest surgical series treating these cancers in top surgical journals. Dr. Koniaris has also published expertise in the management of rare malignancies including inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMT) and extrapulmonary small cell cancers.

Overall, Dr Koniaris has published almost 200 peer-reviewed articles in the field of surgery and cancer. He also sits on a number of editorial boards. He also is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Adam Wilson, Ph.D.

Dr. Wilson joined the Indiana University School of Medicine faculty in July of 2013 as an Assistant Research Professor of Surgery. He received his doctor of philosophy degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology, with a doctoral minor in education, from Indiana University. Previously, Dr. Wilson was on faculty at Robert Morris University, College of Nursing and Health Studies and served as a visiting anatomy professor for the University of Medicine and Health Sciences on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. In addition to fulfilling common anatomy teaching responsibilities, Dr. Wilson conducts education based research. To date, his research interests have focused on assessment in medical education. Specifically, he is interested in psychometrics and the use of multivariate statistics to address education related research questions. Dr. Wilson is a member of several educational, anatomical, and surgical societies including the Association for Surgical Education.

Videos are shared in compliance with the YouTube Terms of Service and Standard License

Photography by ImadCode at Flickr, cropped and shared via Creative Commons License

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