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Alexander Cortez, MD

Clinical Instructor

Resident in General Surgery

COM Surgery Education

Education/Credentials
  • Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelor's Degree: Calvin College
Contact Information
  • Medical Sciences Building
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0558
  • Office 513-558-4206
  • Email alexander.cortez@uc.edu

Peer Reviewed Publications

Cortez, Alexander R; Freeman, Christopher M; Levinsky, Nick C; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Wima, Koffi; Jung, Andrew D; Rafferty, Janice F; Paquette, Ian M 2019. The impact of preoperative opioid use on outcomes after elective colorectal surgery: A propensity-matched comparison study. Surgery, ,

Cortez, Alexander R; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Jenkins, Todd M; Nathan, Christopher J; Nathan, Jaimie D; Alonso, Maria H; Ryckman, Frederick C; Tiao, Greg M; Bondoc, Alexander J 2019. The role of surgical shunts in the treatment of pediatric portal hypertension. Surgery, ,

Cortez, Alexander R; Morris, Mackenzie C; Brown, Nicholas G; Winer, Leah K; Safdar, Kamran; Poreddy, Sampath; Shah, Shimul A; Quillin, R Cutler 2019. Is Surgery Necessary? Endoscopic Management of Post-transplant Biliary Complications in the Modern Era. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, ,

Cortez, Alexander R; Winer, Leah K; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Hanseman, Dennis J; Kuethe, Joshua W; Quillin, Ralph Cutler; Potts, John R 2019. See None, Do Some, Teach None: An Analysis of the Contemporary Operative Experience as Nonprimary Surgeon. Journal of surgical education, ,

Cortez, Alexander R; Winer, Leah K; Katsaros, Gianna D; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Shah, Shimul A; Diwan, Tayyab S; Cutler Quillin, R 2019. Resident Operative Experience in Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery: Exposing the Divide. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, ,

Cortez, Alexander R; Winer, Leah K; Kim, Young; Hanseman, Dennis J; Athota, Krishna P; Quillin, R Cutler 2019. Predictors of medical student success on the surgery clerkship. American journal of surgery, 217 1, 169-174

Quillin, Ralph C; Cortez, Alexander R; Garcia, Mario A; Winer, Leah K; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Kuethe, Joshua W; Pritts, Timothy A 2019. Gas off, room lights on: Shedding light on the surgical resident's experience in open and laparoscopic surgery. Surgery, ,

Winer, Leah K; Cortez, Alex R; Kassam, Al; Quillin, Ralph C; Goodman, Michael D; Makley, Amy T; Sussman, Jeffrey J; Kuethe, Joshua W 2019. The Impact of a Comprehensive Resident Curriculum and Required Participation in "This Week in SCORE" on General Surgery ABSITE Performance and Well-Being. Journal of surgical education, ,

Cortez, Alexander R; Dhar, Vikrom K; Sussman, Jeffrey J; Pritts, Timothy A; Edwards, Michael J; Quillin, R Cutler 2018. Not all operative experiences are created equal: a 19-year analysis of a single center's case logs. The Journal of surgical research, 229 , 127-133

Cortez, Alexander R; Katsaros, Gianna D; Dhar, Vikrom K; Drake, F Thurston; Pritts, Timothy A; Sussman, Jeffrey J; Edwards, Michael J; Quillin, R Cutler 2018. Narrowing of the surgical resident operative experience: A 27-year analysis of national ACGME case logs. Surgery, June 18 [Epub ahead of print] ,

Cortez, Alexander R; Poling, Holly M; Brown, Nicole E; Singh, Akaljot; Mahe, Maxime M; Helmrath, Michael A 2018. Transplantation of human intestinal organoids into the mouse mesentery: A more physiologic and anatomic engraftment site. Surgery, 164 4, 643-650

Kim, Young; Cortez, Alexander R; Wima, Koffi; Dhar, Vikrom K; Athota, Krishna P; Schrager, Jason J; Pritts, Timothy A; Edwards, Michael J; Shah, Shimul A 2018. Impact of Preoperative Opioid Use After Emergency General Surgery. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 22 6, 1098-1103

Chang, Alex L; Cortez, Alexander R; Bondoc, Alexander; Schauer, Daniel P; Fitch, Angela; Shah, Shimul A; Woodle, Steve E; Diwan, Tayyab 2016. Metabolic syndrome in liver transplantation: A preoperative and postoperative concern. Surgery, 160 4, 1111-1117

Knod, J Leslie; Holder, Monica; Cortez, Alexander R; Martinez-Leo, Bruno; Kern, Patricia; Saeed, Shehzad; Warner, Brad; Dickie, Belinda; Falcone, Richard A; von Allmen, Daniel; Frischer, Jason S 2016. Surgical outcomes, bowel habits and quality of life in young patients after ileoanal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis. Journal of pediatric surgery, 51 8, 1246-50

Quillin, Ralph C; Cortez, Alexander R; Pritts, Timothy A; Hanseman, Dennis J; Edwards, Michael J; Davis, Bradley R 2016. Operative Variability Among Residents Has Increased Since Implementation of the 80-Hour Workweek. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 222 6, 1201-10

Quillin, Ralph C; Cortez, Alexander R; Pritts, Timothy A; Hanseman, Dennis J; Edwards, Michael J; Davis, Bradley R 2016. Surgical resident learning styles have changed with work hours. The Journal of surgical research, 200 1, 39-45

Cortez A.R.;Warren P.W.;Goddard G.R.;Jenkins T.M.;Sauser J.A.;Gerrein B.T.;Rymeski B.A. 05-01-2020. Primary Placement of a Low-Profile Gastrostomy Button Is Safe and Associated With Improved Outcomes Journal of Surgical Research, 249 , 156-162

Kassam A.F.;Cortez A.R.;Diwan T.S.;Bailey A.;Mirza A.;Sussman J.J.;Makley A.T.;Quillin R.C. 03-01-2020. Return to the Real World: A Novel Program to Improve Resident Readiness for the Transplant Surgery R Journal of Surgical Education, 77 2, 242-245

Winer L.K.;Vivero M.P.;Scully B.F.;Cortez A.R.;Kassam A.F.;Nowygrod R.;Griesemer A.D.;Emond J.C.;Quillin R.C. 03-01-2020. Exploring Medical Students’ Perceptions of Organ Procurement: Need for a Formalized Medical Student Journal of Surgical Education, 77 2, 329-336

Cortez A.;Winer L.;Kassam A.;Hanseman D.;Kuethe J.;Sussman J.;Quillin R. 02-01-2020. Exploring the relationship between burnout and grit during general surgery residency: A longitudinal American Journal of Surgery, 219 2, 322-327

Kassam A.;Cortez A.;Winer L.;Kuethe J.;Athota K.;Quillin R. 02-01-2020. The impact of medical student interest in surgery on clerkship performance and career choice American Journal of Surgery, 219 2, 359-365

Cortez A.R.;Kassam A.F.;Lin T.K.;Paulsen G.C.;Brunner J.;Jenkins T.M.;Danziger-Isakov L.A.;Ahmad S.A.;Abu-El-Haija M.;Nathan J.D. 01-01-2019. Sterility Cultures Following Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation in the Pediatric Populati Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, ,

Cortez A.R.;Morris M.C.;Brown N.G.;Winer L.K.;Safdar K.;Poreddy S.;Shah S.A.;Quillin R.C. 01-01-2019. Is Surgery Necessary? Endoscopic Management of Post-transplant Biliary Complications in the Modern E Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, ,

Cortez A.R.;Winer L.K.;Katsaros G.D.;Kassam A.F.;Shah S.A.;Diwan T.S.;Cutler Quillin R. 01-01-2019. Resident Operative Experience in Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery: Exposing the Divide Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, ,

Lee T.C.;Cortez A.R.;Kassam A.F.;Morris M.C.;Winer L.K.;Silski L.S.;Quillin R.C.;Cuffy M.C.;Jones C.R.;Diwan T.S.;Shah S.A. 01-01-2019. Outcomes of en bloc simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation compared to the traditional technique American Journal of Transplantation, ,

Cortez A.;McGrath T.;Levitt M.;Podberesky D.;Von Allmen D. 01-01-2013. Neuroblastoma associated with persistent cloaca: A case report Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports, 1 4, 71-73

Cortez, Alexander R; Winer, Leah K; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Kuethe, Joshua W; Athota, Krishna P; Quillin, R Cutler . The Impact of Medical Student Burnout on Surgery Clerkship Performance. Journal of surgical education, 76 5, 1241-1247