Biography

Name (complete with degrees): Diana L. Diesen, M.D. FACS

 

Current Position: Assistant Professor University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

 

Medical licensure (National Boards, State): 

 

Texas Medical License P1453

 

Specialty certification and dates:                  

 

Board Certified in Pediatric Surgery March 12, 2014

 

Board Certified in General Surgery June 4, 2012

 

Advanced Trauma Life Support 2004, 2013, 2016

 

Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery 2008

 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support 2011-2013

 

Basic Life Support 2012-14

 

Advanced Critical Life Support 2012-14

 

 

Education:                              Place                                       Date                Degree

 

            High School   

 

King George High School        King George, VA                     1993-1996       HS      

 

            College                                   

 

University of Virginia  Charlottesville, VA                              1996-2000       BA

Major: Psychology with High Distinction; Minor: Religious Studies

 

            Graduate or Professional School

 

University of Virginia  Charlottesville, VA                              2000-2004       MD

 

 

Professional training and academic career (place, inclusive date, title - chronologically commencing with first postdoctoral position):

 

1) Intern, General Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 2004-2005

 

2) Surgical Research Fellow working on nitric oxide and red blood cell biology with Jonathan Stamler, Professor Cardiology/Pulmonary, former Howard Hughes Investigator, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 2006-2008

 

3) Resident, General Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 2005-2011

 

4) Pediatric Surgery Fellow, Children’s Medical Center – Dallas, Dallas, TX, 2011 – 2013

 

5) Assistant Professor, Pediatric Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Children’s Medical Center – Dallas, Dallas, Tx. Current.

                             

Publications:  

                             

  1. Refereed journals:     

 

1) Doctor A, Al-Khadra E, Tan P, Watson K, Diesen D, Workman J, Thompson J, Rose C, and Arnold J. Extended high frequency partial liquid ventilation in lung injury: gas exchange, injury quantification, and vapor loss. Journal of Applied Physiology, 2003 Sep; 95(3):1248-58.

 

2) Schulman AM, Claridge JA, Carr G, Diesen DL, Young JS. Predictors of Patients Who Will Develop Prolonged Occult Hypoperfusion following Blunt Trauma. Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care, 2004 Oct;57(4):795-800. 3) Diesen DL, Skinner MA. Thyroid cancer in children. World Journal of Pediatrics, 2005, 2, 94-97.

 

4) Diesen DL, Stamler, JS. S-Nitrosylation and Pegylation of Hemoglobin: Toward a Blood substitute that recapitulates Blood. Journal of Molecular & Cellular Cardiology. 2007, May;42(5):921-3.

 

5) Diesen DL, Pappas T. Sport’s hernias. Advances in Surgery. 2007;41:177-87.

 

6) Diesen DL, Lawson JH. Bovine Thrombin: History, Use, and Risk in the Surgical Patient. Vascular. 2008, March/April; 16(1): S29-S36.

 

7) Diesen DL, Price, TM, Skinner MA. Uterine leiomyoma in a 14-year-old girl. European Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2008, 18(1):53-5.

 

8) Diesen DL, Zimmerman SA, Ware RE, Rice HE. Partial splenectomy for children with congenital hemolytic anemia and massive splenomegaly. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2008, 43(3):466-72.

 

9) Diesen DL, Hess DT, Stamler, JS. Hypoxic Vasodilation By Red Blood Cells: Evidence for an S-nitrosothiol-based Signal. Circulation Research. 2008, 103(5): 545-553.

 

10) Diesen DL, Skinner MA. Image of Self Sealing Omental Patch after Spontaneous perforation in the Newborn. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2008, Dec; 43(12):2308-10.

 

11) Lima B, Lamb GK, Liang X, Diesen DL, Villamizar N, Nienaber J, Messina E, Bowles D, Kontos CD, Hare JM, Stamler JS, Rockman HA. Endogenous S-Nitrosothiols Protect Against Myocardial Injury. PNAS. 2009 Apr 14;106(15):6297-302.

 

12) Aldrink JH, Selim A, Diesen DL, Tyler DS, Siegler HF. Errors in the Pathologic Diagnosis of Malignant Melanoma in the Pediatric Population. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2009 Aug; 44(8): 1514-21.

 

13) Diesen DL, Kuo PC. Nitric Oxide and Redox Regulation in the Liver: Part I General Considerations and Redox biology in Hepatitis. Journal of Surgical Research. 2010 Jul;162(1):95-109. Epub 2009 Oct 9.

 

14) Diesen DL, Kuo PC. Nitric Oxide and Redox Regulation in the Liver: Part II Redox biology in Pathologic Hepatocytes and Implications for intervention. Journal of Surgical Research. 2011 May 1;167(1):96-112.

 

15) Tracy ET, Bennett KM, Danko ME, Diesen DL, Westmoreland TJ, Kuo PC, Pappas TN, Rice HE, Scarborough JE. Low volume is Associated with Worse Patient Outcomes for Pediatric Liver Transplant Centers. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2010 Jan;45(1):108-13.

 

16) Tracy ET, Mears SE, Smith PB, Danko ME, Diesen DL, Fisher KA, Hoehner JC, Goldberg RN, Cotten CM, Rice HE. Protocolized approach to the management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia: benefits of reducing variability in care. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jun;45(6):1343-8.

 

17) Diesen DL, Blazer DG. Portal Venous Gas and Pneumatosis Intestinalis. Journal of Surgical Radiology. 2011 Jan 1; 2 (1).

 

18) Diesen DL, Cox MW. Popliteal Artery Injury. Journal of Surgical Radiology. 2011 July (2) 316-317.

 

19) Diesen DL, Erhunmwunsee L, Bennett K, Ben-David K, Yurcisin B, Ceppa EP, Omotosho PA, Perez A, Pryor A. Effectiveness of laparoscopic computer simulator versus usage of box trainer for endoscopic surgery training of novices. Surg Educ. 2011 Jul-Aug;68(4):282-9. Epub 2011 May 4.

 

20) Diesen DL, Skinner MA. Pediatric Thyroid Cancer. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2012 Feb; 21(1):44-50.

 

21) Reynolds JD, Bennett KM, Cina AJ, Diesen DL, Henderson MB, Matto F, Plante A, Williamson RA, Zandinejad K, Demchenko IT, Hess DT, Piantadosi CA, Stamler JS. S-nitrosylation Therapy to Improve Oxygen Delivery of Banked Blood. PNAS 2013 Jul 9; 110(28): 11529-34.

 

22) Hodgman EI, Bezner SK, Diesen DL, Clayton J, Minkes RK, Langer JC, Chen LE. Pediatric surgery on YouTube: Is the truth out there? Journal Pediatric Surgery. 2014. Apr;49(4):586-9.

 

23) Diesen DL, Megison SM. CDH and sequestration. J Pediatr. 2014 Dec;165(6):1268-1268. Epub 2014 Sep 23.

   

24)  Alemeyehu H, Clidton M, Santore M, Diesen D, Kane T, Petrosyan M, Frankin A, Lal D, Ponsky TA, Nalugo M, Holcomb GW, St. Peter SD. Minimally invasive surgery for pediatric trauma – A multi-center review. Journal of laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2014 Dec 29.

 

25) Lairmore T, Diesen DL, Goldfarb M, Milas M, Ying A, Sharma J, McIver B, Wong RJ, Randolph G. AACE Endocrine Sugery Scientific Committee. AACE and American College of Endocrinology Disease State Clinical Review: Timing of MEN Thyroidectomy and Extent of Central Neck Lymphadenectomy. Endocr Pract. 2015 Jul;21(7):839-47.

 

26) Gardner A. Diesen DL. Scott DJ, Hogg D, Heurta S. The impact of goal setting and goal orientation on performance during a clerkship surgical skills training program. American Journal of Surgery, 2016 21(2):321-5.

     

 

In preparation:

 

  1. Huerta S, Diesen DL, Hogg D, Ovando D, Yao J, Gardner A. Evolution of Surgery Boot camp in Preparation for internship: Our 7-year experience and a systematic review of the literature. In submission to Journal Surgical Education.
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  3. Fallon SC. St. Peter S, Langer JC, Tsao K, Kellagher C, Lal DR, Whitehouse JS, Diesen DL, Michael D. Rollins, Elizabeth M. Pontarelli, Jeffrey S. Upperman, Charles M. Leys, Mark L. Wulcan, Sarah J. Hill,, Martin L. Blakely, Corey W. Iqbal, Timothy D. Kane, David E. Wesson. H-type Tracheoesophageal Fistulas – A multicenter review of outcomes in a rare disease. In submission JPS.
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  5. Talbot LJ, Diesen DL, Westmoreland T, Tracy ET, Danko ME, Linardic CM, McCann R, Clary BM, Skinner MA. Aggressive surgical resection of a histologically unusual pancreatoblastoma by pancreaticoduodenectomy, extended left hepatectomy, and vascular reconstruction of the portal vein and common hepatic artery and review of the literature. Submitted IJPS.
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  7. Spendlove N, Rialon K, Burkhalter LS, Rong H, Skinner MA, Diesen DL.  Contemporary review of Pediatric Thyroid Surgery. In preparation , 2016
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  9. Mir I, Diesen DL, Murphy JT, et al. Pre-term Infant with In Utero Gun Shot Wound to Left Arm: A Case Report. In preparation 2016.
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  11. Ross E. Moore J, Murphy J, Diesen DL. Association of blood transfusion and necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants. In preparation for 2016.              3. Non-refereed publications:       1) Diesen DL, Skinner MA. Pediatric Neck Masses. Pediatric Soc of Greater Dallas newsletter. November 2011. 2) Schindel D, Diesen D. Intussusception. Pediatric Soc of Greater Dallas newsletter. September 2013.3) Diesen DL. Esophageal Foreign Bodies in Children. Pediatric Soc of Greater Dallas newsletter May 2014. 4) Vaughan N, Diesen DL. Perineal Injuries in Children. Pediatric Soc of Greater Dallas newsletter. June 2016.         Contemporary Surgical Management of Liver, Biliary Tract, and Pancreatic Disease. (1st ed.) Ashcraft’s Pediatric Surgery. (6th ed.) Elsevier, March 2014.9) Diesen DL, Skinner MA. Head and neck tumors. In Carachi & Grosfeld (Eds.) The Surgery of           5.   Other: a.   Published scientific reviews (for mass distribution)                        b.   Selected abstracts1) Doctor A, Workman L, Diesen D, Gelbke M, Gaston B. A new selective assay for S-nitrosohemoglobin (SNO-Hb) via reduction in CuCl/cysteine. AJRCCM 2002; 165(8): A516.Poster presentation at American Thoracic Society International Conference, 2002. Atlanta, Ga.2) Diesen DL, Pappas, TN. Local excision of ampulla of Vater. Video presentation at American College of Surgeons. October 2007. 3) Diesen DL, Pappas, TN, Tyler, DS. Transduodenal resection of periampullary tumors. Video for AHPBA. March 2008.4) Diesen DL, Sabesan V, Broomer B, Richardson W, White W, Hill SE. A Proposed Study of Tissuelink as an Effective Hemostatic Tool. Presentation at SABA (Society for the Advancement of Blood Management). Transfusion September 2008; 48, 2045.5) Diesen DL, Stamler JS. Transfusion-Induced Tissue Hypoxia is Ameliorated by S –nitrosohemoglobin Repletion of Stored Red Blood Cells. Presentation at the American Heart Association Meeting November 2008. Circulation October 2008; 118: S_465.6) Tracy ET, Bennett KM, Danko ME, Diesen DL, Westmoreland TJ, Kuo PC, Pappas TN, Rice HE, Scarborough JE. High Volume is Associated with Improved Patient Outcomes for Pediatric Liver Transplant Centers. APSA May 2009. 7) Tracy ET, Mears SE, Smith PB, Danko ME, Diesen DL, Fisher KA, Hoehner JC, Goldberg RN, Cotton CM, Rice HE. An Evidence-Based Protocol for the Management of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. APP 2009. 8) Talbot LJ, Westmoreland T, Tracy ET, Diesen DL, Danko ME, Linardic CM, McCann R, Clary BM, Skinner MA. Aggressive surgical resection for a histologically unusual pancreatoblastoma and review of the literature. American Pediatric Surgical Association May 2012.9) Hodgman EI, Bezner SK, Diesen DL, Clayton J, Minkes RK, Langer JC, Chen LE. Pediatric surgery on YouTube: Is the truth out there? North Texas ACS 2012.
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  24. 13) Diesen DL, Laje P. Cofer B. Pancreatic Disorders. Pediatric Surgery Not A Textbook. In preparation, 2017.
  25. 12) Vaughn N, Diesen DL. Access for Enteral Nutrition. SAGES Pediatric Surgery Manual. In press 2016.
  26. 11) Hagopian M, Diesen DL. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for biliary dyskenias, cholecystitis, and cholelithiasis in children. SAGES Pediatric Surgery manual. In press 2016.
  27. 10) Saeman, M. Diesen DL. Laparoscopic Lysis of adhesion for bowel obstruction in children. SAGES Pediatric Surgery manual. In press 2016
  28. Childhood tumors. (3rd ed.) Springer, June 2016.
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  30. 8) Diesen DL, Skinner MA. Endocrine Disorders and Tumors. In Holcomb & Murphy (Eds.)
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  32. 7) Diesen DL. Pappas TN. Periampullary Cancer. In Blazer, Kuo, Pappas, & Clary Eds.
  33. 6) Diesen, DL. Pediatric Surgery Chapter. In Blackhourne, L. (Ed.). Surgical Recall (5TH ed.). Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2008.
  34. 5) Diesen DL, Skinner MA. Head and neck tumors. In Carachi, Grosfeld, & Azmy (Eds.) The Surgery of Childhood tumors. (2nd ed.) Springer, 2008.
  35. 4) Diesen DL, Haney JC, Pappas TN. Laparoscopic Repair of Perforated Ulcer and Vagotomy. In Pappas, Pryor, & Harnisch (Eds.) Atlas of Laparoscopic Surgery. (3rd ed.) Springer, 2007.
  36. 3) Diesen, DL. Pediatric Surgery Chapter. In Blackhourne, L. (Ed.). Surgical Recall (4TH ed.). Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2005.
  37. 2) Diesen, DL. T-cell and Cell-Mediated Immunity Chapter. In Diallo, A. & Chandrasekhara, V. (Eds.). Microbiology Recall (1st ed.). Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2004.
  38. 1) Diesen, DL. Cardiovascular Microbiology Chapter. In Diallo, A. & Chandrasekhara, V. (Eds.). Microbiology Recall (1st ed.). Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2004.
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  46. 6) Diesen DL. Head and Neck. APSA Resident Manual. In process. 2016.
  47. 5) Diesen DL. Pediatric Thyroid Disorders. Stay Current in Pediatric Surgery. 2016.
  48. 4) Diesen DL. Pediatric Enhanced Recovery Pathway, SAGES, 2016. http://www.sages.org/enhanced-recovery/enhanced-recovery-for-pediatric-surgery/
  49. 3) Diesen DL. “Endocrine disease”, multimedia module for the American Board of Surgery Pediatric SCORE curriculum, 2015.
  50. 2) Diesen DL. “Thyroid nodules”, multimedia module for the American Board of Surgery Pediatric SCORE curriculum, 2015.
  51. 1) Diesen DL. Laparoscopic Gastrostomy Tubes. SAGES wiki-topics. http://www.sages.org/wiki-category/pediatrics/ 2014.
  52.       2.   Peer Review publications: multimedia
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10) Jajal N, Renkes R, Murphy JT, Diesen DL. Association of Demographic Factors and outcomes in necrotizing Enterocolitis. Medical student Research forum, UT Southwestern Medical Center January 2014 .

 

11) Jajal N, Renkes R, Diesen DL. Effect of Demographic Factors on Outcomes of Necrotizing Enterocolitis. North Texas ACS February 2014.

 

12) Fallon SC.  St. Peter S, Langer JC, Tsao K, Kellagher C, Lal DR, Whitehouse JS, Diesen DL, Michael D. Rollins, Elizabeth M. Pontarelli, Jeffrey S. Upperman, Charles M. Leys, Mark L. Wulcan, Sarah J. Hill,, Martin L. Blakely, Corey W. Iqbal, Timothy D. Kane, David E. Wesson. H-type Tracheoesophageal Fistulas – A multicenter review of outcomes in a rare disease. APSA 2014.

 

13) Spendlove N, Burkhalter L, Skinner M, Diesen DL. The clinical Presentation, Treatment, and Outcomes of Pediatric Thyroid Surgery in Children. Medical student Research forum, UT Southwestern Medical Center January 2015.

 

14) Wadi H, Diesen D, Majewicz A. Training Wheels for Laparoscopic Surgery: Kinematic and Dynamic Constraints for Project Tool Handling. SAGES. April 2015. Nashville, Tn.

 

14) Spendlove N, Burkhalter L, Skinner M, Diesen DL. Contemporary Review of Pediatric Thyroid Surgery. Medical student Research forum, UT Southwestern Medical Center January 2016.

 

15) Spendlove N, Burkhalter L, Diesen DL Pediatric Empyema- an institutions clinical experience in comparing fibrinolytic treatment with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery Medical Student Research Forum Jan 2016.

 

15) Spendlove N, Rialon K, Burkhalter LS, Rong H, Skinner MA, Diesen DL.  Contemporary review of Pediatric Thyroid Surgery.  AAP 2015.

 

16) Long RA, Diesen DL, Robertson B, Leonard D, Nesiama, JO. The Observation Period in the Emergency Department after Accidental Pediatric Blunt Head Injury: Is it really Necessary? Children’s Medical Center Dallas Research Week May 2016.

 

 

  1. Oral Presentations

                       

1) Diesen DL. Pascarella L. Open vs. Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Repair in Low Risk Patients. Duke Senior Resident Debate. October 2008.

 

2) Diesen DL. Prevention and Treatment of Catheter Related Bloodstream infections. Surgical Grand Rounds. January 2009.

 

3) Diesen DL. Haney JC. Breast Conservation Surgery verses Mastectomy for the Treatment of Breast Cancer. Duke Senior Resident Debate. March 2009.

 

4) Diesen DL. Hernia Mesh: composition, indications, pros, and cons. Grand Rounds presentation Durham Regional Hospital. May 2009.

 

5) Diesen DL. Congenital Vascular Anomalies in Children. General Surgery Grand Rounds. December 2009.

 

6) Diesen DL. Congenital Pulmonary Anomalies. Cardiothoracic Grand Rounds. December 2009.

 

7) Diesen DL Tracy ET, Danko ME, Cotton CM, Tanaka D, Rice HE. Temporal Association between Blood Transfusion and Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Premature Infants. American Pediatric Surgical Association May 2010.

 

8) Diesen DL. Is Blood Bad? Nitric Oxide in Stored Blood and its Clinical Implications. Pediatric Grand Rounds. Dallas Children’s Surgical Grand Rounds October 2011.

 

9) Diesen DL. Mediastinal Masses in Children. Pediatric Multidisciplinary Conference. 2012

 

10) Diesen DL. Sepsis and ECMO. Pediatric Multidisciplinary Conference 2012.

 

11) Diesen DL. Malrotation with Midgut Volvulus. SAGES 2013.

 

12) Diesen DL. Transfusion in the Pediatric Trauma Patient: Massive Transfusion and PICU Transfusion. Trauma Grand Rounds. Dallas Children’s January 2014.

 

13) Diesen DL. Is Blood Bad? The role of Nitric Oxide in Stored Blood and its Clinical Implications. Pediatric Grand Rounds. Dallas Children’s February 2014.

 

14) Pak SW Diesen DL. Clamshell thoracotomy and Cardiac Arrest in the blunt trauma patient. March 2014.

 

15) Diesen DL Thyroid Nodules in Children. Pediatric Surgery Grand Rounds, Dallas, Tx. January 2015.

 

16) Gardner A, Diesen D, Hogg D, Heurta S. The impact of goal setting and goal orientation on performance during a clerkship surgical skills training program. ASE 2015.

 

17) Diesen DL. Pediatric Abdominal Wall Defects: What are the recurrence implications? SAGES April 2015.

 

18) Vaughan NA, Spendlove, N, Burkhalter L, Diesen DL. Treatment Options for Pediatric Empyema: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopy verses Fibrinolytics. North Texas ACS February 2016.

 

19) Diesen DL. Incorporating the Latest in Enhanced Recovery into your Gastrointestinal Surgery Program: The 8 hour appendectomy. SAGES 2016.

 

20) Diesen DL. Work-up of Pediatric thyroid nodules. American College of Surgeons. 2016.

 

21) Diesen DL. Panel: All grown up! Managing Adults with Congenital Surgical Anomalies. Anomalies of Rotation and Abdominal wall defects. SAGES 2017.

 

22) Diesen DL. How to give a site visit. UTSW PD Advisory Council Meeting. December 12, 2016. Dallas. Tx.

 

Reviewer for Peer Reviewed Publications

 

Journal of Surgical Radiology 2010, 2011

Case Reports in Medicine 2010

 

European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 2010, 2011

 

Neurological Research 2013, 2014

 

SAGES Open Medicine 2013, 2014

 

Annals of Surgical Oncology 2014

 

Clinical medicine Insights: Case reports 2012, 2015, 2016

 

Surgical Endoscopy 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

 

Updates in surgery 2016

 

 

Associate Editor for Peer Reviewed Journal

 

Journal of Surgical Radiology, Associate editor 2010-2011

 

 

Consultant appointments:      (Include US government, state, private organizations, etc.)

 

Campbell Alliance Group, consultant 2006.

 

 

Professional awards and special recognitions:

 

The Bollinger Outstanding Research Resident Award, 2007

 

APSA Clinical Poster of Distinction Award 2010

 

The R. Randal Bollinger Award for Outstanding Master Educator 2010

 

 

Organizations and participation: (Offices held, committee assignments, etc.)

 

Committees

 

  1. Clinical Competency Committee Pediatric Surgery Fellowship chair committee 2015- 2017, member 2017 -present
  2. Program Evaluation Committee Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, chair committee, 2015- present
  3. Surgical education Committee, UT Southwestern 2013 present
  4. UTSW Program Directors committee 2013 to present
  5. Dallas Children’s Program Directors committee 2013 to present
  6. Educational Quality Improvement and Human Subjects Reach projects Involving medial students as participants. 2016 – present.
  7. Intern Applicant Selection Committee, 2015- present
  8. APSA Program Directors Committee 2014 present
  9. SAGES pediatric committee, 2013 present
  10. SAGES education committee 2013 present
  11. SAGES SMART committee 2014 present
  12. APSA Education committee 2016 – present
  13. Medical Executive Committee Dallas Children’s Medical Center 2017- present.
  14. Pediatric Thyroid Tumor Board, Pediatric Surgical Representative 2016-present.Previous Committees
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  1. AACE Endocrine Surgery Scientific Committee 2013-2014
  2. ICGME committee Duke 2010 -2011.
  3. Duke Comprehensive Education Institute Steering Committee Member 2008.
  4. SEAL (Surgical Education and Activities Lab) Workgroup Committee Member 2008.
  5. Transfusion committee, voting member, 2008-20010.
  6. Center for Blood Conservation committee member 2008-2009
  7. Graduate Medical Education Evaluations committee member 2008.
  8. Peer Education Review Committee member, 2005-2006.
  9. Curriculum Review Committee member 2001.Clinical Site Coordinator
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1) Simulation-Based Education for Pediatric Surgery Trainees: A training Curriculum and Educational research Project. I am the PI for the Dallas site. I am responsible for the coordination, instruction, data collection and data analysis for a 12 month prospective, structured, proctored curriculum integrating simulation into the pediatric surgery fellowship curriculum.

 

2) NEST site coordinator for Dallas Childrens’. Multi-center national trial looking at drain vs. laparotomy for necrotizing Enterocolitis in premature infants.

 

3) Surgical Representative for ABC –PICU study. Multi-center national trial looking at age of blood in children admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit.

 

4) Surgical Advisor for “The observation period in the Emergency Department after accidental and mild pediatric blunt head injury: Is it really necessary?”

 

 

Societies

 

1) American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2010-present; Full Member

 

2)   SAGES, 2012- current, Full Member

           

3) American College of Surgeons, 2006 to present; FACS 2015

 

4) American Academy of Pediatrics 2012- current, Full Member

 

  1. Sabiston Surgical Society, 2011-present.
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  3. The Association for Surgical Education 2009 - 2012
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  5. Association of Women Surgeons, 2002-present.

 

  1. Society for the Advancement of Blood Conservation, 2008 to 2011.

 

  1. American Heart Association, 2008 to 2010.

 

  1. American Medical Association, UVa Chapter, 2000-2004.

 

  1. American Medical Student Association, UVa Chapter, 2000-2004.

 

  1. Virginia Medical Society, UVa Chapter, 2000-2004.Teaching Positions:
  2. Program Directory Pediatric Surgery Fellowship 2015 – present
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  • I direct and supervise the ACGME accredited pediatric surgery fellowship at Children’s Medical Center. Associate Program Directory Pediatric Surgery Fellowship 2014 – 2015
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  • I assisted with the coordination and implementation of the ACGME accredited pediatric surgery fellowship at Children’s Medical Center. Site Director for Medical Students in Surgery at Children’s Medical Center 2013 – present
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  • I meet with the students at the beginning, midpoint, and end of the rotation to review expectations, performance, case lists, and provide teaching. Site Director For Subinterns in Surgery at Children’s Medical Center 2014- present
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  • I meet with the students at the beginning of the rotation to review the service and expectations. I meet with the students again after two weeks to give midterm feedback and review their case list. I discuss with the subintern a topic for presentation and review it with them repeatedly prior to presentation. I then give them specific feedback on that presentation. I also meet with them again at the end of the rotation to give final feedback, review their case list, and receive feedback on our rotation. I also complete their evaluations.        
  • Site Director for Medical Students in Surgery at Children’s Medical Center 2013 – present
  • Medical Students
  • Teaching Responsibilities at UT Southwestern
  • During 2006 through 2008, I was also an instructor for Physician Assistant Students. In addition to the daily instruction of physician assistants on clinical rotation, while in the lab I was involved in the didactic PA course including lecturing, suture teaching, weekly fresh tissue dissection, and course testing.
  • During 2006 through 2008, I was an active lecturer for Physician Assistant Residency Program lecturing on core general surgery topics.
  • At Duke, I participated extensively in the revamping and reorganizing of the medical student surgical rotation curriculum. In partnership with the clerkship director, I helped reorganize the orientation, create a suture clinic, lecture on core general surgery topics, initiation and instruct in the fresh tissue lab, and serve as an instructor and evaluator for simulator training. We also created an anatomy refresher course and Surgery Course Review. In furtherance of my interest in education, I proposed a study investigating the Effectiveness of Laparoscopic Computer Simulator versus Usage of Box-Trainer for Endoscopic Surgery Training of Medical Students. I was able to complete this clinical study with a grant from the department of surgery. I worked with the Surgical Education and Activities Lab committee and the Comprehensive Educational Institute committee on multiple projects.
  • Previous Resident and student research mentoring
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  • I meet with the students at the beginning, midpoint, and end of the rotation to review expectations, performance, case lists, and provide teaching. Site Director For Subinterns in Surgery at Children’s Medical Center 2014- present
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  • I meet with the students at the beginning, midpoint, and end of the rotation to review expectations, performance, case lists, and provide teaching. Revamping surgical teaching for the medical students 2014, 2015
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  • Working with Dr. Gardner and Dr. Huerta, we revamped the surgical skills teaching for the third year medical student on the surgical clerkship including knot tying, instrument handling, camera driving, and suturing.
  • Working with Dr. Sharma on revamping the surgical clerkshipMedical Student Tutorial Group Leader 2014, 2015, 2016
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  • I lectured to the medical student tutorial groups on various topics in general surgery. Medical Student Lecturer 2014, 2015, 2016
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  • I lectured to the medical students as a group on topics in Pediatric Surgery. Medical Student Bootcamp lecturer 2014, 2015, 2016
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  • I lectured to the fourth year medical students applying to surgery on topics relevant to interns.

 

Surgical Education Committee 2013-current

 

Speaker “Females in Surgery” 2014, 2015, 2016

  • Invited by the medical student to discuss issues related to being a women in surgery.

 

Medical Student Specialty Advisor 2014- present

  • Advised medical students on medical school performance, residency interviews, and career goals.

 

Medical Student Shadowing 2013, 2014

  • I have had medical students, undergraduates, and graduate students shadow me in the clinic and operating room for various lengths of time.

 

Lecture “Becoming a Surgeon” 2014, 2015, 2016

  • Invited to lecture to the medical students on surgical residencies, surgical fellowships, and live as a surgeon.

 

Surgical SubI lecture 2014 , 2015. 2016

  • Lectures to the fourth year students on pediatric surgery

 

Medical Student Mock Interviewer 2014, 2015

  • Mock interviewer for medical students applying to surgical residencies

Medical Student Oral exams 2016-present

  • Examiner for medical student oral exams for surgery

 

Residents

 

Resident orientation to Pediatric Surgery

  • Coordinated by Dr. Murphy. I will on various months orient and lecture the incoming residents on critical aspects of pediatric surgery and the pediatric surgery service here at Children’s Medical Center. Resident Pediatric Surgery Lectures through the year
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  • Coordinated by Dr. Murphy as part of Dr. Murphy’s Pediatric Surgery Curriculum for the residents. I will lecture the incoming interns and senior residents on specific topics of pediatric surgery. Faculty Mentoring of residents
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  • I have residents I meet with throughout the year to advise on performance, scholarly activity, and career planning.

 

Fellowship

 

Revamping educational conference

 

Integration of SCORE

 

Implementation and introduction of Milestones

 

Introduction and implementation of OPRS

 

Revamping evaluations

 

Development and coordination of the CCC

 

Development and coordination of the PDC

 

UTSW PD meetings 2013-present

 

Children’s PD meetings 2013-present

 

APSAPD meetings 2014- present

 

Mentoring

 

medical student summer research

  • Jajal N, Renkes R, Murphy JT, Diesen DL. Association of Demographic Factors and outcomes in necrotizing Enterocolitis. Medical student Research forum, UT Southwestern Medical Center January 2014 .
  • Jajal N, Renkes R, Diesen DL. Effect of Demographic Factors on Outcomes of Necrotizing Enterocolitis. North Texas ACS February 2014.
  • Spendlove N, Burkhalter L, Skinner M, Diesen DL. The clinical Presentation, Treatment, and Outcomes of Pediatric Thyroid Surgery in Children. Medical student Research forum, UT Southwestern Medical Center January 2015.
  • Spendlove N, Rialon K, Burkhalter LS, Rong H, Skinner MA, Diesen DL. Contemporary review of Pediatric Thyroid Surgery. AAP poster 2015
  • Vaughan A, Spendlove N, Diesen DL. Treatment options for Pediatric Empyema: Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery vs. Fibrinolytics. North Texas ACS presentation February 2016.

 

Medical student research projects throughout the year

  • Ross E. Moore J, Murphy J, Diesen DL. Association of blood transfusion and necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants. In preparation for 2014. 
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Mentoring undergraduate student

 

Mentoring medical students

 

Mentoring residents interested in surgery 2-3 year meetings; recommendations

 

External support (past and present) - gifts, grants, and contracts:

 

            Purpose                                                           Approximate Amount             Duration

 

T32 Surgical Research Fellow Position                                    $80,000                                               2 years

 

Surgical Education Grant to study the Effectiveness of Laparoscopic Computer Simulator versus Usage of Box-Trainer for Endoscopic Surgery Training of Medical Students.

 

                                                                                    $12,000                                          Completed

 

SWAT education grant                                                 $5,000                                Current

 

Administrative

 

Surgical Endocrine and Thyroid Center website redesign 2013-2014

 

Development and Coordination of Pediatric Thyroid Center 2013-2014

 

Via EPIC working to streamline the inpatient line consultations

 

Hobbies

 

Private Pilot’s License 2006

 

Open Water Scuba certification 1999

 

Shamrock Marathon 2008

 

Athens Marathon 2010

 

Dallas Half Marathon December 2016

 

Upcoming Miami Marathon Jan 2017

 

 

Education

Medical School
University of Virginia School of Medicine (2004)
Residency
Duke University Medical Center (2011), Surgery
Fellowship
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2013), Pediatric Surgery

Research Interest

  • Clinical outcomes research
  • Neonatal surgery
  • Pediatric Endocrine and thyroid conditions
  • Pediatric solid tumors
  • Resident and medical student education

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The impact of goal setting and goal orientation on performance during a clerkship surgical skills training program.
Gardner AK, Diesen DL, Hogg D, Huerta S Am. J. Surg. 2015 Nov
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia with Associated Pulmonary Sequestration.
Diesen DL, Megison S J. Pediatr. 2014 Sep
Pediatric surgery on YouTube™: Is the truth out there?
Bezner SK, Hodgman EI, Diesen DL, Clayton JT, Minkes RK, Langer JC, Chen LE J. Pediatr. Surg. 2014 Apr 49 4 586-9
S-nitrosylation therapy to improve oxygen delivery of banked blood.
Reynolds JD, Bennett KM, Cina AJ, Diesen DL, Henderson MB, Matto F, Plante A, Williamson RA, Zandinejad K, Demchenko IT, Hess DT, Piantadosi CA, Stamler JS Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2013 Jun

Honors & Awards

  • APSA Clinical Poster of Distinction Award
    (2010)
  • The R. Randal Bollinger Award for Outstanding Master Educator
    (2010)
  • The Bollinger Outstanding Research Resident Award
    (2007)