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Al-Faraaz Kassam, MD

Clinical Instructor

Resident in General Surgery

Surgery | College of Medicine

Education/Credentials
  • Fellowship: University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelor's Degree: Loyola University
  • Medical Degree: Rush University
Contact Information

Peer Reviewed Publications

Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Cortez, Alexander R; Johnston, Michael E; Zang, Huaiyu; Fei, Lin; Lin, Tom K; Abu-El-Haija, Maisam; Nathan, Jaimie D 2021. Total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation reduces resource utilization in pediatric patients. American journal of surgery, 222 4, 786-792

Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Cortez, Alexander R; Winer, Leah K; Conzen, Kendra D; El-Hinnawi, Ashraf; Jones, Christopher M; Matsuoka, Lea; Watkins, Anthony C; Collins, Kelly M; Bhati, Chandra; Selzner, Markus; Sonnenday, Christopher J; Englesbe, Michael J; Diwan, Tayyab S; Dick, André A S; Quillin, Ralph C 2021. Extinguishing burnout: National analysis of predictors and effects of burnout in abdominal transplant surgery fellows. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 21 1, 307-313

Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Levinsky, Nick C; Mallela, Jaya P; Angel, Kira; Opoka, Amy; Lahni, Patrick; Sahay, Rashmi D; Fei, Lin; Nomellini, Vanessa; Wong, Hector R; Alder, Matthew N 2021. Olfactomedin 4-Positive Neutrophils Are Upregulated after Hemorrhagic Shock. American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology, 64 2, 216-223

Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Singer, Kathleen E; Winer, Leah K; Browne, Deborah; Sussman, Jeffrey J; Goodman, Michael D; Makley, Amy T 2021. Acquisition and retention of surgical skills taught during intern surgical boot camp. American journal of surgery, 221 5, 987-992

Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Taylor, Meredith; Cortez, Alexander R; Winer, Leah K; Quillin, Ralph C 2021. Gender and ethnic diversity in academic general surgery department leadership. American journal of surgery, 221 2, 363-368

Kim, Young; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; McElroy, Imani E; Lee, Sujin; Tanious, Adam; Chou, Elizabeth L; Patel, Shiv S; Pendleton, Anna Alaska; Dua, Anahita 2021. The current status of the diversity pipeline in surgical training. American journal of surgery, ,

Vaysburg, Dennis M; Cortez, Alexander R; Hanseman, Dennis J; Delman, Aaron M; Morris, Christopher; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Kutz, David; Lewis, Jaime; Van Haren, Robert M; Quillin, R Cutler 2021. An analysis of applicant competitiveness to general surgery, surgical subspecialties, and integrated programs. Surgery, 170 4, 1087-1092

Vaysburg, Dennis M; Morris, Christopher; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Delman, Aaron M; Ammann, Allison M; Cortez, Alexander R; Van Haren, Robert M; Quillin, Ralph C 2021. Who is Committed to Education? An Analysis of Surgical Education Research Publications. Journal of surgical education, ,

Vaysburg, Dennis M; Wells, Dennis; Lynch, Caroline; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Cortez, Alexander R; Potts, John R; Starnes, Sandra L; Quillin, R Cutler; Van Haren, Robert M 2021. Impact of Integrated Thoracic Residency on General Surgery Residents' Thoracic Operative Volume. The Annals of thoracic surgery, ,

Cortez, Alexander R; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Lin, Tom K; Paulsen, Grant C; Brunner, John; Jenkins, Todd M; Danziger-Isakov, Lara A; Ahmad, Syed A; Abu-El-Haija, Maisam; Nathan, Jaimie D 2020. Sterility Cultures Following Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation in the Pediatric Population: Do They Matter? Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 24 11, 2526-2535

Cortez, Alexander R; Winer, Leah K; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Hanseman, Dennis J; Kuethe, Joshua W; Sussman, Jeffrey J; Quillin, R Cutler 2020. Exploring the relationship between burnout and grit during general surgery residency: A longitudinal, single-institution analysis. American journal of surgery, 219 2, 322-327

Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Cortez, Alexander R; Winer, Leah K; Baker, Jennifer E; Hanseman, Dennis J; Wells, Dennis; Yalamanchili, Suma; Habashy, Engy; Chausse, Steve; Makley, Amy T; Goodman, Michael D; Sussman, Jeffrey J; Quillin, Ralph C 2020. Swipe right for surgical residency: Exploring the unconscious bias in resident selection. Surgery, 168 4, 724-729

Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Cortez, Alexander R; Winer, Leah K; Kuethe, Joshua W; Athota, Krishna P; Quillin, R Cutler 2020. The impact of medical student interest in surgery on clerkship performance and career choice. American journal of surgery, 219 2, 359-365

Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Goddard, Gillian R; Johnston, Michael E; Cortez, Alexander R; Trout, Andrew T; Jenkins, Todd M; Miethke, Alexander G; Campbell, Kathleen M; Bezerra, Jorge A; Balistreri, William F; Nathan, Jaimie D; Alonso, Maria H; Tiao, Gregory M; Bondoc, Alexander J 2020. Natural Course of Pediatric Portal Hypertension. Hepatology communications, 4 9, 1346-1352

Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Kim, Young; Cortez, Alexander R; Dhar, Vikrom K; Wima, Koffi; Shah, Shimul A 2020. The impact of opioid use on human and health care costs in surgical patients. Surgery open science, 2 2, 92-95

Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Mirza, Ahmad; Kim, Young; Hanseman, Dennis; Woodle, E Steve; Quillin, Ralph C; Johnson, Bobby L; Govil, Amit; Cardi, Michael; Schauer, Daniel P; Smith, Eric P; Diwan, Tayyab S 2020. Long-term outcomes in patients with obesity and renal disease after sleeve gastrectomy. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 20 2, 422-429

Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Taylor, Meredith E; Morris, Mackenzie C; Watkins, Brad M; Thompson, Jonathan R; Schauer, Daniel P; Smith, Eric P; Diwan, Tayyab S 2020. The impact of sleeve gastrectomy on renal function in patients with chronic kidney disease varies with severity of renal insufficiency. Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, 16 5, 607-613

Kim, Young; Bailey, Amanda J; Morris, Mackenzie C; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Shah, Shimul A; Diwan, Tayyab S 2020. Kidney transplantation after sleeve gastrectomy in the morbidly obese candidate: results of a 2-year experience. Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, 16 1, 10-14

Lee, Tiffany C; Cortez, Alexander R; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Morris, Mackenzie C; Winer, Leah K; Silski, Latifa S; Quillin, Ralph C; Cuffy, Madison C; Jones, Courtney R; Diwan, Tayyab S; Shah, Shimul A 2020. Outcomes of en bloc simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation compared to the traditional technique. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 20 4, 1181-1187

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; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Levinsky, Nick C; Jung, Andrew D; Daly, Meghan C; Shah, Shimul A; Rafferty, Janice F; Paquette, Ian M 2019. Enhanced recovery protocol improves postoperative outcomes and minimizes narcotic use following resection for colon and rectal cancer. Surgery open science, 1 2, 74-79

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, ,

Lee, Tiffany C; Kaiser, Tiffany E; Luckett, Keith; Wima, Koffi; Winer, Leah K; Morris, Mackenzie C; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Safdar, Kamran; Bari, Khurram; Anwar, Nadeem; Quillin, R Cutler; Shah, Shimul A 2019. Use, Safety, and Effectiveness of Viremic Hepatitis B Virus Donor Livers: A Potential Opportunity to Expand the Donor Pool. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, 25 10, 1581-1584

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, ,

Kassam A, Skerritt C, Pillai S 2015. Newborn male presented with congenital diaphragmatic hernia and ileal atresia: a case report J Ped Surg Case Reports, 3 , 444-6

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

Isom, Chelsea A; Bisgaard, Erika Kristen; Campbell, Kendrick M; Courtney, Cathleen; Erickson, Caroline; Faber, David A; Gauger, Paul G; Greenberg, Jacob A; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Mullen, John T; Phares, Amanda; Quillin, R Cutler; Salcedo, Edgardo S; Schaffer, Andrew J; Scaria, Denny; Stahl, Christopher C; Wise, Paul E; Kauffmann, Rondi M; Chen, Xi; Smith, J Joshua; Terhune, Kyla P . Does Intentional Support of Degree Programs in General Surgery Residency Affect Research Productivity or Pursuit of Academic Surgery? A Multi-Institutional Study. Journal of surgical education, 77 6, e34-e38

Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Cortez, Alexander R; Diwan, Tayyab S; Bailey, Amanda; Mirza, Ahmad; Sussman, Jeffrey J; Makley, Amy T; Quillin, Ralph Cutler . Return to the Real World: A Novel Program to Improve Resident Readiness for the Transplant Surgery Rotation. Journal of surgical education, 77 2, 242-245

Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Lynch, Caroline A; Cortez, Alexander R; Vaysburg, Dennis; Potts, John R; Quillin, R Cutler . Where Has All the Complexity Gone? An Analysis of the Modern Surgical Resident Operative Experience. Journal of surgical education, 78 1, 9-16

Rice, Teresa C; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Lewis, Hannah V; Hobeika, Mark; Cuffy, Madison C; Ratner, Lloyd E; Diwan, Tayyab S . Changing Education Paradigms: Training Transplant Fellows for High Stake Procedures. Journal of surgical education, 77 4, 830-836

Winer, Leah K; Vivero, Matthew P; Scully, Brendan F; Cortez, Alexander R; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Nowygrod, Roman; Griesemer, Adam D; Emond, Jean C; Quillin, Ralph C . Exploring Medical Students' Perceptions of Organ Procurement: Need for a Formalized Medical Student Curriculum. Journal of surgical education, 77 2, 329-336