Bio


General Surgery Resident (2017-) interested in rib fracture/other chest wall/thoracic injury research. I help lead SWAT (Surgeons Writing About Trauma).

Honors & Awards


  • CWIS-KLS Martin Resident Research Fellowship in Chest Wall Injury Outcomes, Chest Wall Injury Society (2020)
  • Division of General Surgery Resident Professional Development Award, Stanford Department of Surgery (2020)
  • Neil and Claudia Doerhoff Scholar, Neil and Claudia Doerhoff fund (2019)
  • Travel Scholarship, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (2018)
  • Vascular Surgery Intern of the Year, Stanford Department of Surgery (2018)
  • Best Medical Student Research Award, Emile F. Holman Lecture & Research Day (2017)
  • Trainee Award, Technological Innovations in Immunology, American Association of Immunologists (2016)
  • Best Basic Science Research, World Korean Medical Organization (2014)
  • Best Cultural Essay, World Korean Medical Organization (2014)
  • Medical Scholars Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2014)
  • Young Innovator Award, American Society of Transplantation (2014)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Team Lead, Resident Safety Council, Stanford Healthcare (2019 - Present)
  • Member, American College of Surgeons (2016 - Present)
  • Member, Gold Humanism Honor Society (2016 - Present)
  • Member, American Association of Immunologists (2015 - 2017)

Membership Organizations


Professional Education


  • Doctor of Medicine, Stanford University, MED-MD (2017)
  • Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, Policy Analysis and Management (2013)
  • Internship (General Surgery), Stanford University
  • MS, Stanford University, Epidemiology and Clinical Research Expected 2021
  • MD, Stanford University
  • BS, Cornell University, Policy Analysis and Management

Work Experience


  • Pre-Clinical Internship in Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, Asan Medical Center (8/1/2014 - 8/1/2014)

    Location

    Seoul, Korea

  • Pre-Clinical Internship in Vascular & Transplantation Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital (12/1/2013 - 1/1/2014)

    Location

    Seoul, Korea

All Publications


  • Review of Facial Trauma Management. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery Choi, J., Lorenz, H. P., Spain, D. A. 2020

    Abstract

    Facial trauma afflicts significant morbidity and mortality with potential to compromise critical adjacent structures. Facial trauma management is often entrusted to the hands of the craniofacial surgeon; evidence-based practice may be difficult to distinguish from outdated practice for the non-craniofacial trauma surgeon. We review up-to-date evidence in facial trauma management relevant for trauma surgeons, and highlight areas needing further research.Review.

    View details for DOI 10.1097/TA.0000000000002589

    View details for PubMedID 31972757

  • Necessity of routine chest radiograph in blunt trauma resuscitation: time to evaluate dogma with evidence. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery Choi, J., Forrester, J. D., Spain, D. A. 2020

    View details for DOI 10.1097/TA.0000000000002793

    View details for PubMedID 32467468

  • A Novel Approach to Deliver Therapeutic Extracellular Vesicles Directly into the Mouse Kidney Cells Ullah, M., Liu, D. D., Rai, S., Razavi, M., Choi, J., Wang, J., Concepcion, W., Thakor, A. S. 2020; 9 (4): 937

    View details for DOI 10.3390/cells9040937

  • Evidenced-Based Practice Among Trainees: A Survey on Facial Trauma Wound Management. Journal of surgical education Choi, J., Traboulsi, A. A., Okland, T. S., Sadauskas, V., Perrault, D., Spain, D. A., Lorenz, H. P., Weiser, T. G. 2020

    Abstract

    Assess whether facial trauma wound care and antibiotic use recommendations are guided by evidence-based practice (EBP) or practice patterns, and investigate strategies to improve EBP adoption among surgical trainees.We conducted a survey of all trainees who manage facial trauma (general surgery, emergency medicine, plastic surgery, otolaryngology) to assess clinical knowledge and sources of treatment recommendations. Clinical questions were based on Oxford Center for Evidence-Based Medicine Level 1 or 2 evidence. We measured internal validity of questions using Cronbach's α. Results were weight-adjusted for nonresponse and then analyzed using Welch t test and descriptive statistics.Stanford Hospital and Clinics, a Level I trauma center.Response rate was 50.3% overall (78/155). For recommendations on facial trauma wound and antibiotic use, nonspecialty junior residents most frequently relied on their own senior or specialty residents (79.1%); nonspecialty senior residents relied on specialty residents (67.9%). Specialty junior residents most often relied on their own senior residents (51.0%), the majority of whom made recommendations based on their own knowledge (73.2%). Questions assessing EBP knowledge had Cronbach's α of 0.98; response accuracy was similar between specialty and nonspecialty residents (54.6% vs 55.5%, p = 0.96). When provided recommendations that conflict with EBP, both nonspecialty and specialty residents more frequently followed recommendations rather than EBP; junior residents reported doing so to avoid conflict with superiors. Total 92.6% of surveyed residents felt cross-departmental EBP guidelines would improve patient care.Facial trauma wound care and antibiotic recommendations disseminate down seniority and from craniofacial specialty to nonspecialty residents, yet knowledge of EBP among senior specialty and nonspecialty residents was weak. EBP may be difficult to adopt in the absence of consensus society guidelines. To address this gap, we published a review of EBP for facial trauma and plan to update our trauma manual with cross-departmental guidelines to facilitate EBP adoption among trainees.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jsurg.2020.03.015

    View details for PubMedID 32461098

  • Altered Mental Status and Hypercalcemia with a Splenic Mass. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery Khan, S., Choi, J., Patel, S. A., Spain, D. A. 2019

    View details for DOI 10.1097/TA.0000000000002534

    View details for PubMedID 31688787

  • Atraumatic acute forearm compartment syndrome due to systemic heparin. Trauma surgery & acute care open Chavez, G., Choi, J., Fogel, N., Jaramillo, J. D., Murphy, M., Spain, D. 2019; 4 (1): e000399

    View details for DOI 10.1136/tsaco-2019-000399

    View details for PubMedID 31799418

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC6861105

  • Meckel's Diverticulum Fistulization: Another Complication to Consider. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Choi, J., Hawn, M. 2019

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s11605-019-04378-8

    View details for PubMedID 31468335

  • LAPRA-TY for laparoscopic repair of traumatic diaphragmatic hernia without intracorporeal knot tying. Trauma surgery & acute care open Choi, J., Pan, J., Forrester, J. D., Spain, D., Browder, T. D. 2019; 4 (1): e000334

    Abstract

    A 38-year-old man was brought in by ambulance as a trauma activation after sustaining a self-inflicted stab wound in the left upper quadrant with a kitchen knife. His primary survey was unremarkable and his vital signs were normal. Secondary survey revealed a 2 cm transverse stab wound inferior and medial to the left nipple. Extended focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) did not show intra-abdominal or pericardial fluid and chest X-ray did not show a definite pneumothorax or hemothorax.Wound exploration at bedside.Admit for observation and serial examinations.Exploratory laparotomy and open repair of traumatic diaphragmatic injury (TDI).Thoracotomy and open repair of TDI.Diagnostic laparoscopy and laparoscopic repair of TDI.

    View details for DOI 10.1136/tsaco-2019-000334

    View details for PubMedID 31321313

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC6606065

  • Perianal Extramammary Paget's Disease: More Than Meets the Eye. Digestive diseases and sciences Choi, J., Zemek, A., Lee, G. K., Kin, C. 2018

    View details for PubMedID 29696480

  • A Novel Approach for Therapeutic Delivery to the Rodent Pancreas Via Its Arterial Blood Supply. Pancreas Choi, J., Wang, J., Ren, G., Thakor, A. S. 2018; 47 (7): 910–15

    Abstract

    Endovascular techniques can now access the arterial blood supply of the pancreas in humans to enable therapeutics to reach the gland in high concentrations while concurrently avoiding issues related to non-targeted delivery. However, there is no way to replicate this in small animals. In a rat model, we therefore developed a novel non-terminal technique to deliver therapeutics to different regions of the pancreas, via its arterial blood supply.In female Wistar rats, selective branches of the celiac artery were temporarily ligated, depending on the region of the pancreas being targeted. Trypan blue dye was then administered as a surrogate marker for a therapeutic agent, via the celiac artery, and its staining/distribution throughout the pancreas determined. Postoperatively, animals were monitored daily, and serum was evaluated for markers of pancreatitis, liver, and metabolic function.Using this technique, we could selectively target the head, body/tail, or entire gland of the pancreas, via its arterial blood supply, with minimal nontarget staining. Following the procedure, all animals recovered with no evidence of pancreatitis or liver/metabolic dysfunction.Our study demonstrates a novel technique that can be used to selectively deliver therapeutics directly to the rat pancreas in a safe manner with full recovery of the animal.

    View details for PubMedID 29975350

  • Systems approach to uncover signaling networks in primary immunodeficiency diseases. journal of allergy and clinical immunology Choi, J., Fernandez, R., Maecker, H. T., Butte, M. J. 2017

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jaci.2017.03.025

    View details for PubMedID 28412396