Resident Research Reference

Ilyas S. Aleem, MD, Assistant Program Director of Research

Conducting research will develop your critical thinking skills, which is invaluable for not only contributing to the literature but also in reading the literature. During your research experience you will learn how to ask a relevant question, develop a hypothesis, set up a research plan to test the hypothesis, collect credible data, analyze that data, and draw a meaningful conclusion. Finally, you will learn how to communicate your research with the Orthopaedic community through oral and written venues. Developing these basic, fundamental skills during your residency will facilitate a life-long critical evaluation of the literature for your clinical practice and may foster further interest in research which might impact the field at large.

We set high standards for the quality of research that we do, and we follow ethical practices when completing our projects.

This research requirement is in keeping with the ACGME Program Requirements, which require residents to demonstrate scholarly activity through research or structured literature review.

Please visit our Resident Research Google Scholar Page featuring our resident's scholarly activity and engagement.

Recent Resident Publications

Preoperative Comorbidities Associated With Early Mortality in Hip Fracture Patients: A Multicenter Study., McHugh MA, Wilson JL, Schaffer NE, Olsen EC, Perdue A, Ahn J, Hake ME., J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2023 Jan 15;31(2):81-86. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-21-01055., PMID: 36580049

Intraoperative and Postoperative Management of Incidental Durotomies During Open Degenerative Lumbar Spine Surgery: A Systematic Review., Ahmady AA, Butt BB, Muscateli S, Aleem IS., Clin Spine Surg. 2023 Jan 20. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000001426. Online ahead of print., PMID: 36727881

Osseoscopy-Assisted Femoral Head Restoration and Vascularized Graft for Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis: A Case Report. Shams K, Li Y, Ozer K., JBJS Case Connect. 2023 Jan 27;13(1). doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.22.00572. eCollection 2023 Jan 1., PMID: 36706213

Wide Local Excision with Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Digital Papillary Adenocarcinoma: A Case Report., Guo EW, Yoon AP, Chung KC., J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol. 2022 Dec;27(6):1048-1052. doi: 10.1142/S2424835522720535., PMID: 36606354

Pregnancy in Orthopaedic Residents: Peripartum Barriers Identified., Ruse S, Bergman R, Crawford E., JB JS Open Access. 2022 Dec 23;7(4):e22.00098. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.OA.22.00098. eCollection 2022 Oct-Dec., PMID: 36601291