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Elmore to represent academic surgeons at international meeting

General surgery resident's research led to selection

March 15, 2016

Leisha Elmore, MD, a general surgery resident at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, has been selected to represent the Society of University Surgeons at the Society of Academic & Research Surgery’s annual meeting in January 2017 at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Her selection was awarded based upon research presented in the education plenary at the 2016 Academic Surgical Congress, co-hosted by the Society of University Surgeons and the Association for Academic Surgery. Elmore’s abstract was based on a national survey that evaluated gender differences in burnout during surgical training. Elmore, who graduated from the School of Medicine in 2013, also presented an overview of the research at the American College of Surgeons conference in September 2015.

Elmore’s principal investigator for the research was Isaiah Turnbull, MD, an assistant professor of surgery.