PHC Resident Takes Second In National Competition
Peter A. Guiney, D.O., Director of Medical Education at Peninsula Hospital Center and Howard Sussman, M.D., Director, Department of Surgery and Interim Director, Surgical Residency Program, have announced that Dr. Vadim Avulov, third year surgical resident at the hospital, recently achieved the coveted second place award from a very specialized panel of judges for his Scientific Exhibit Poster entitled “Unusual Foreign Body Aspiration” in the specialty of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Dr. Avulov attended the Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons on October 23 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, California, and joined with other osteopathic physicians from all over the United States. Along with lectures and other surgical exhibits, etc., the organization sponsors an Annual Scientific Poster competition which must represent extensive research and study in the submitted subject area; that is, case report, methodology, objectives and conclusions.
In layman’s terms, Dr. Avulov’s poster was about a person who aspirated a stack of industrial staples which lodged in the respiratory passage – a potentially lethal problem. The poster demonstrated his thorough knowledge of a life-saving surgical procedure which brought about a very positive patient outcome.
Avulov follows in a line of other osteopathic physicians trained at Peninsula Hospital Center who have won national acclaim for their research and achievements in various specialty areas.