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Brian R Quaranto MD


EDUCATION
2017 - present
General Surgery Residency
Department of Surgery
State University of New York at Buffalo
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Buffalo, NY

2019 - present
MS, Biomedical Engineering (candidate)
Department of Biomedical Engineering
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

2013 - 2017
MD
State University of New York at Buffalo
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Buffalo, NY

2007 - 2011
BS, Biology & Philosophy
Boston College
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences
Chestnut Hill, MA

AWARDS
2020
Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition, Finalist
SUNY at Buffalo

2019
Medtronic / UB Surgery PLUS Engineering Scholarship
UB Departments of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering

D'Youville Healthcare Hackathon 2019, 1st Place
D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY

2017
Buffalo Surgical Society Prize in Surgery
UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Graduation Honors Convocation

Merck Academic Excellence Award
UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Graduation Honors Convocation

UberPITCH Buffalo, Finalist
43North + Uber | dig Buffalo

2016
Stephen Besch Fellowship Award
SUNY Buffalo Department of Biophysics


FOUNDER
2019 - present
TraumaCode, Inc.
Co-Founder & CEO
Immersive Virtual Reality Simulation Platform for Healthcare Training & Certification
traumaco.de
Buffalo, NY


TEACHING
2020 - present
Workshop Instructor: Knot Tying & Suturing Skills, SUR700: Surgery and Surgical Specialties Clerkship
3rd Year Medical Students
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Faculty Advisor: Molly Moore MD FACS

2020 - present
Workshop Instructor: Challenging Communication Scenarios in Telemedicine, IDM730: Core Topics
3rd Year Medical Students
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Faculty Advisor: Daniel Sheehan MD PhD

2019 - present
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Instructor
Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY
Faculty Advisor: Michael Chopko MD

2017 - 2019
Resident Instructor, IMC820: Transition to Internship
4th Year Medical Students
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Faculty Advisors: Daniel Sheehan MD PhD, Clarice Cooper MD FACS

2017 - 2019
Workshop Instructor: Suturing Skills, IDM621: Clinical Practice of Medicine 2 - Procedures Week
2nd Year Medical Students
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Faculty Advisor: Clarice Cooper MD FACS

2016
Anatomy Lab Tutor, ANA 500: Gross Human Anatomy - Block 2: Abdomen & Thorax
1st Year Medical Students
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Faculty Advisor: John Kolega PhD


PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
A. Peer-reviewed Articles
  1. Development of an interactive remote basic surgical skills mini-curriculum for medical students during the COVID-19 pandemic
    Quaranto BR, Lamb M, Traversone M, Hu J, Lukan JK, Cooper CA, Schwaitzberg SD
    Accepted for publication at Surgical Innovations 2021

  2. Threats to the internal validity of spinal surgery outcome assessment: Recalibration response shift or implicit theories of change?
    Finkelstein JA, Quaranto BR, Schwartz CE
    Applied Research in Quality of Life 2014, 9:2(215-232) [DOI]

  3. Active cognitive reserve influences the atrophy cognition link in multiple sclerosis
    Booth AJ, Rodgers JD, Schwartz CE, Quaranto BR, Weinstock-Guttman B, Zivadinov R, Benedict RHB
    Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 2013, 19:10(1128-1133) [DOI]

  4. Fluctuations in appraisal over time in the context of stable versus non-stable health
    Schwartz CE, Quaranto BR, Rapkin BD, Healy BC, Vollmer T, Sprangers MAG
    Quality of Life Research 2013, 23:1(9-19) [DOI]

  5. Cognitive reserve and symptom experience in multiple sclerosis: A buffer to disability progression over time?
    Schwartz CE, Quaranto BR, Healy B, Benedict RHB, Vollmer T
    Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2013, 94:10(1971-1981) [DOI]

  6. Changing values, changing outcomes: The influence of reprioritization response shift on the measurement of outcome of spinal surgery
    Schwartz CE, Sajobi TT, Lix LM, Quaranto BR, Finkelstein JA
    Quality of Life Research 2013, 22:9(2255-2264) [DOI]

  7. Factors associated with openness to research participation in an aging community: The importance of technophilia and social cohesion
    Steinerman JR, Lipton RB, Rapkin BD, Quaranto BR, Schwartz CE
    Gerontechnology 2013, 11:4(504-512) [DOI]

  8. Altruism and health outcomes in multiple sclerosis: The effect of cognitive reserve
    Schwartz CE, Quaranto BR, Healy B, Benedict RHB, Vollmer T
    Journal of Positive Psychology 2013, 8:2(144-152) [DOI]

  9. Cognitive reserve and patient reported outcomes in multiple sclerosis
    Schwartz CE, Snook E, Quaranto BR, Benedict RHB, Vollmer T
    Multiple Sclerosis Journal 2013, 19:1(87-105) [DOI]

  10. Cognitive reserve and appraisal in multiple sclerosis
    Schwartz CE, Snook E, Quaranto BR, Benedict RHB, Rapkin BD, Vollmer T
    Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders 2013, 2:1(36-44) [DOI]

  11. The symptom inventory disability-specific short-forms for multiple sclerosis: Construct validity, responsiveness, and interpretation
    Schwartz CE, Bode RK, Quaranto BR, Vollmer T
    Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2012, 93:9(1617-1628) [DOI]

  12. Doing good, feeling good, and having more: Resources mediate the health benefits of altruism differently for males and females with lumbar spine disorders
    Schwartz CE, Quaranto BR, Bode RK, Finkelstein JA, Glazer PA, Sprangers MAG
    Applied Research in Quality of Life 2012, 7:3(263-279) [DOI]

  13. Relevance of lifestyle and attitudinal factors to spine surgery outcomes: Empirical results on a heterogeneous sample
    Schwartz CE, Quaranto BR, Samaha E, Kahn-Woods M, Glazer PA
    Surgical Science 2011, 1:2(121-126) [DOI]

B. Book Chapters
  1. Altruism and health: Theoretical perspectives
    Schwartz CE, Quaranto BR, Grey K
    A Positive Psychology Perspective on Quality of Life, Springer Netherlands 2013, pp. 107-124 [DOI]
    Editors: Efklides, A and Moraitou, D

C. Conference Presentations
  1. Do interns learn on the job how to obtain proper informed consent for surgical procedures?
    Cooper C, Lamb M, Quaranto BR, Lukan J, Brewer J, Schwaitzberg S
    Academic Surgical Congress 2021, presented online

  2. Unilateral femur fracture: An indicator of significant systematic injury
    Quaranto BR and Flynn, W.
    New York State Committee on Trauma Resident Paper Competition 2018, Cooperstown, NY, USA

  3. A case report of laparoscopic management of thoracic abscess masquerading as a strangulated paraesophageal hernia
    Nadeem, M, Quaranto BR, Schwaitzberg, S, Hoffman, A
    Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2017, San Francisco, CA, USA

D. Conference Abstracts and Posters
  1. Eye-contact enabled video chat for telemedicine: Building a low-cost medical interrotron
    Quaranto BR, Lamb M, Cooper C, Schwaitzberg SD
    Accepted for presentation at SUNY at Buffalo Department of Surgery 17th Annual Research Day, May 2021

  2. A head-mounted gimbal-stabilized stereoscopic camera setup for creating immersive open surgical video
    Quaranto BR, Hu J, Harvey BW, Schwaitzberg SD
    SUNY at Buffalo Department of Surgery 16th Annual Research Day, 21 May 2020
    Awarded 3rd Place in Oral Presentations
    Accepted for presentation at ACS 2020

  3. A novel approach for identifying aggressive cystic renal cell carcinoma using solid volume score and enhancement
    Badkhshan S, Doshi C, Quaranto BR, Amin J, Georgalas N, Mungillo M, Creighton T, Hanzly M, Kauffman E
    American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Conference 2015, New Orleans, LA, USA

  4. Cognitive reserve: An important emerging construct for quality-of-life research
    Schwartz CE, Quaranto BR, Benedict RHB, Vollmer T, Rapkin BD
    International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) Conference 2012, Budapest, Hungary

  5. Cognitive reserve and symptom experience in multiple sclerosis: A buffer to disability progression over time?
    Quaranto BR, Healy B, Vollmer T, Benedict RHB, Schwartz CE
    European Committee on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) Conference 2012, Lyon, France

  6. Appraisal processes in people awaiting spine surgery: Investigating quality of life using mixed methods
    Finkelstein J, Kallen M, Quaranto BR, Rapkin BD, Schwartz CE
    International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) Conference 2011, Denver, CO, USA

E. Invited Presentations
  1. First-person VR video in the OR: From concept to clinical trial
    Quaranto BR
    Featured Presentation at "Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality in Geology, Social Work, and Surgery"
    SUNY at Buffalo Digital Scholarship Studio and Network Symposium, March 2021, Buffalo, NY, USA

  2. Resuscitative thoractomy: Understanding the algorithms with interactive video
    Quaranto BR, Hu J, Cooper C
    SUNY at Buffalo General Surgery Residency Grand Rounds, November 2020, Buffalo, NY, USA
    SUNY at Buffalo Frank Hastings Hamilton Surgical Interest Society, January 2021, Buffalo, NY, USA

  3. How to improve your Zoom setup for surgical skills education
    Quaranto BR, Lamb M, Hu J, Schwaitzberg S
    SAGES Coronavation Web Conference, 29 April 2020

  4. Principles for effective general surgical consultation
    Quaranto BR
    SUNY at Buffalo Frank Hastings Hamilton Surgical Interest Society, February 2019, Buffalo, NY, USA

  5. Applying to general surgery residency in 2017: A quantitative analysis
    Quaranto BR
    SUNY at Buffalo Gold Humanism Honor Society, May 2017, Buffalo, NY, USA

F. Manuscripts & Abstracts Under Review
  1. A head-mounted gimbal-stabilized stereoscopic camera setup for creating immersive open surgical video
    Quaranto BR, Hu J, Lamb M, Schwaitzberg SD
    Manuscript under peer review

  2. Do interns learn on the job how to obtain propoer informed consent for surgical procedures?
    Cooper C, Lamb M, Quaranto BR, Lukan J, Brewer J, Schwaitzberg S
    Manuscript under peer review

  3. Leveraging the SCORE curriculum for a longitudinal educational intervention for teaching surgical informed consent
    Quaranto BR, Lamb M, Lukan J, White BA, Harris L, Brewer J, Schwaitzberg S, Cooper C
    Abstract under review at ACS Clinical Congress 2021


LEADERSHIP
2019
UB BLAST (Business, Law, and Surgical Technology) Medical Innovation Bootcamp, Surgical Mentor

2017 - Present
Information Technology Physician Advisory Committee, Erie County Medical Center
Information Technology Subcommittee, University at Buffalo Department of Surgery Resident Leadership Committee

2014 - 2015
Co-President, University at Buffalo Surgery Interest Group
Vice President for Legislation and Policy, University at Buffalo American Medical Association Chapter
Treasurer, University at Buffalo Physicians for Human Rights

2013 - 2017
Service Learning Steering Committee, University at Buffalo JSMBS Curriculum Conference


CERTIFICATIONS
2019 - present
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Instructor
2018 - present
Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE)
2017 - present
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Basic Life Support (BLS)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
2017 - present
American College of Surgeons (ACS)
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)
Buffalo Surgical Society
2016 - present
Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Pre-Candidate Member
2013 - present
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) Asylum Network
Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY)
American Medical Association (AMA)

Updated: 4/26/2021