In Memoriam

Seema S Sonnad, PhD

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Director, Outcomes Research, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Director, Penn-SCORE
Senior Fellow , Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Associate Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Core Faculty , Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Senior Fellow , Center for Public Health Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Department: Surgery

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Surgery
4 Silverstein
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Office: 215-662-4464
Fax: 215-662-3118
B.S. (Biology and Geology)
Stanford University, 1984.
M.S. (Geology)
University of Washington/Seattle, 1988.
M.S. (Statistics)
Stanford University, 1992.
PhD (Health Services and Policy Analysis)
University of California, Berkeley. Disseration: Control Mechanisms for Implementing Medical Practice Guidlines, 1997.
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Description of Research Expertise

outcomes research (surgery)
women in academic medicine
diagnostic test evaluation
risk communication
decision making surrounding new technology

Selected Publications

Martin KE., Helvie MA., Zhou C., Roubidoux MA., Bailey JE., Paramagul C., Blane CE., Klein KA., Sonnad SS., Chan HP.: Mammographic density measured with quantitative computer-aided method: comparison with radiologists' estimates and BI-RADS categories. Radiology 240(3): 656-65, September 2006.

Groeneveld PW., Sonnad SS., Lee AK., Asch DA., Shea JE.: Racial differences in attitudes toward innovative medical technology. Journal of General Internal Medicine 21(6): 559-63, June 2006.

Selber JC., Kurichi JE., Vega SJ., Sonnad SS., Serletti JM.: Risk factors and complications in free TRAM flap breast reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery 56(5): 492-7, May 2006.

Wang Y., Kurichi JE., Blumenthal NP., Ahya VN., Christie JD., Pochettino A., Kaiser LR., Sonnad SS., Pollak ES.: Multiple variables affecting blood usage in lung transplantation. Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 25(5): 533-8, May 2006.

Porrett PM., Peterman H., Rosen M., Sonnad S., Soulen M., Markmann JF., Shaked A., Furth E., Reddy KR., Olthoff K.: Lack of benefit of pre-transplant locoregional hepatic therapy for hepatocellular cancer in the current MELD era. Liver Transplantation 12(4): 665-73, April 2006.

Kurichi JE., Sonnad SS.: Statistical methods in the surgical literature. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 202(3): 476-84, March 2006.

Haut ER., Sicoutris CP., Meredith DM., Sonnad SS., Reilly PM., Schwab CW., Hanson CW., Gracias VH.: Improved nurse job satisfaction and job retention with the transition from a "mandatory consultation" model to a "semiclosed" surgical intensive care unit: a 1-year prospective evaluation.[see comment] Critical Care Medicine 34(2): 387-95, February 2006.

Sonnad SS., Matuszewski K.: Control mechanisms for guideline implementation. Quality Management in Health Care 15(1): 15-26, Jan-Mar 2006.

Kurichi JE., Kelz RR., Sonnad SS.: Women authors of surgical research. Archives of Surgery 140(11): 1074-7, November 2005.

Burnett MG., Stein SC., Sonnad SS., Zager EL.: Cost-effectiveness of intraoperative imaging in carotid endarterectomy. Neurosurgery 57(3): 478-85; discussion 478-85, September 2005.

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