Shawn Rangel

Shawn Rangel, MD, MSCE

Associate in Surgery

Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-6915

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Medical Services

Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neonatal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Anorectal Malformations
  • Circumcision
  • Undescended Testicles

Departments

  • Surgery

Languages

  • English
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Experience and Education

Education

Graduate Degree, Clinical Epidemiology

Stanford University, 2003

Palo Alto, CA

Internship, General Surgery

Standford University Hospital and Clinics, 1998-2000

Palo Alto, CA

Medical School

University of California, San Francisco, 1998

San Francisco, CA

Residency, General Surgery

Standford University Hospital and Clinics, 2003-2006

Palo Alto, CA

Undergraduate Degree, Biological Sciences

University of California, Irvine, 1993

Irvine, CA

Clinical Fellowship, Pediatric Surgery

Cincinnati Children's Hospital, 2006-2008

Cincinnati, OH

Research Fellowship, Pediatric Surgery

Stanford University Medical Center, 2000-2003

Palo Alto, CA

Certifications

  • Surgery, Pediatric Surgery

Publications

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  1. Boomer LA, Cooper JN, Anandalwar S, Fallon SC, Ostlie D, Leys CM, Rangel S, Mattei P, Sharp SW, St Peter SD, Rodriguez JR, Kenney B, Besner GE, Deans KJ, Minneci PC. Delaying Appendectomy Does Not Lead to Higher Rates of Surgical Site Infections: A Multi-institutional Analysis of Children With Appendicitis. Ann Surg. 2016 Jul; 264(1):164-8.
  2. Kronman MP, Oron AP, Ross RK, Hersh AL, Newland JG, Goldin A, Rangel SJ, Weissman SJ, Zerr DM, Gerber JS. Extended- Versus Narrower-Spectrum Antibiotics for Appendicitis. Pediatrics. 2016 Jul; 138(1).
  3. Cameron DB, Rangel SJ. Quality improvement in pediatric surgery. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2016 Jun; 28(3):348-55.
  4. Salazar JH, Goldstein SD, Yang J, Gause C, Swarup A, Hsiung GE, Rangel SJ, Goldin AB, Abdullah F. Regionalization of Pediatric Surgery: Trends Already Underway. Ann Surg. 2016 Jun; 263(6):1062-6.
  5. Sandora TJ, Fung M, Melvin P, Graham DA, Rangel SJ. National Variability and Appropriateness of Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis in US Children's Hospitals. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Jun 1; 170(6):570-6.
  6. Goldin AB, Heiss KF, Hall M, Rothstein DH, Minneci PC, Blakely ML, Browne M, Raval MV, Shah SS, Rangel SJ, Snyder CL, Vinocur CD, Berman L, Cooper JN, Arca MJ. Emergency Department Visits and Readmissions among Children after Gastrostomy Tube Placement. J Pediatr. 2016 Jul; 174:139-145.e2.
  7. Feng C, Sidhwa F, Cameron DB, Glass C, Rangel SJ. Rates and burden of surgical site infections associated with pediatric colorectal surgery: insight from the National Surgery Quality Improvement Program. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Jun; 51(6):970-4.
  8. Glass CC, Saito JM, Sidhwa F, Cameron DB, Feng C, Karki M, Abdullah F, Arca MJ, Goldin AB, Barnhart DC, Zurakowski D, Rangel SJ. Diagnostic imaging practices for children with suspected appendicitis evaluated at definitive care hospitals and their associated referral centers. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Jun; 51(6):912-6.
  9. Flath-Sporn SJ, Yorlets RR, Rangel SJ, Stey AM, Redett RJ, Urata MM, Meara JG, Taghinia AH. Focusing Quality Improvement Initiatives in Pediatric Plastic Surgery: A Descriptive Study Using the Pediatric National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Mar; 27(2):277-81.
  10. Norton EK, Singer SJ, Sparks W, Ozonoff A, Baxter J, Rangel S. Operating Room Clinicians' Attitudes and Perceptions of a Pediatric Surgical Safety Checklist at 1 Institution. J Patient Saf. 2016 Mar; 12(1):44-50.
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  12. Cameron DB, Rangel SJ. Variation in pediatric surgical care. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2015 Dec; 24(6):291-4.
  13. Raval MV, Minneci PC, Deans KJ, Kurtovic KJ, Dietrich A, Bates DG, Rangel SJ, Moss RL, Kenney BD. Improving Quality and Efficiency for Intussusception Management After Successful Enema Reduction. Pediatrics. 2015 Nov; 136(5):e1345-52.
  14. Bachur RG, Levy JA, Callahan MJ, Rangel SJ, Monuteaux MC. Effect of Reduction in the Use of Computed Tomography on Clinical Outcomes of Appendicitis. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Aug; 169(8):755-60.
  15. Feng C, Sidhwa F, Anandalwar S, Pennington EC, Glass C, Cameron D, Ziniel S, Islam S, St Peter SD, Abdullah F, Goldin AB, Rangel SJ. Contemporary practice among pediatric surgeons in the use of bowel preparation for elective colorectal surgery: A survey of the American Pediatric Surgical Association. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Oct; 50(10):1636-40.
  16. McAteer JP, Richards MK, Stergachis A, Abdullah F, Rangel SJ, Oldham KT, Goldin AB. Influence of hospital and patient location on early postoperative outcomes after appendectomy and pyloromyotomy. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Sep; 50(9):1549-55.
  17. Kronman MP, Hersh AL, Gerber JS, Ross RK, Newland JG, Goldin A, Rangel SJ, Oron AP, Zerr DM. Identifying Antimicrobial Stewardship Targets for Pediatric Surgical Patients. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2015 Dec; 4(4):e100-8.
  18. Feng C, Sidhwa F, Anandalwar S, Pennington EC, Ziniel S, Islam S, St Peter SD, Abdullah F, Goldin AB, Rangel SJ. Variation in bowel preparation among pediatric surgeons for elective colorectal surgery: A problem of equipoise or a knowledge gap of the available clinical evidence? J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jun; 50(6):967-71.
  19. Callahan MJ, Anandalwar SP, MacDougall RD, Stamoulis C, Kleinman PL, Rangel SJ, Bachur RG, Taylor GA. Pediatric CT dose reduction for suspected appendicitis: a practice quality improvement project using artificial gaussian noise--part 2, clinical outcomes. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Mar; 204(3):636-44.
  20. Bachur RG, Callahan MJ, Monuteaux MC, Rangel SJ. Integration of ultrasound findings and a clinical score in the diagnostic evaluation of pediatric appendicitis. J Pediatr. 2015 May; 166(5):1134-9.
  21. Keren R, Shah SS, Srivastava R, Rangel S, Bendel-Stenzel M, Harik N, Hartley J, Lopez M, Seguias L, Tieder J, Bryan M, Gong W, Hall M, Localio R, Luan X, deBerardinis R, Parker A. Comparative effectiveness of intravenous vs oral antibiotics for postdischarge treatment of acute osteomyelitis in children. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Feb; 169(2):120-8.
  22. Anandalwar SP, Callahan MJ, Bachur RG, Feng C, Sidhwa F, Karki M, Taylor GA, Rangel SJ. Use of White Blood Cell Count and Polymorphonuclear Leukocyte Differential to Improve the Predictive Value of Ultrasound for Suspected Appendicitis in Children. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Jun; 220(6):1010-7.
  23. Sulkowski JP, Cooper JN, Duggan EM, Balci O, Anandalwar SP, Blakely ML, Heiss K, Rangel S, Minneci PC, Deans KJ. Does timing of neonatal inguinal hernia repair affect outcomes? J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jan; 50(1):171-6.
  24. Durkin ET, Zurakowski D, Rangel SJ, Lillehei CW, Fishman LN. Passing the baton: The pediatric surgical perspective on transition. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jul; 50(7):1196-200.
  25. Rangel SJ, Islam S, St Peter SD, Goldin AB, Abdullah F, Downard CD, Saito JM, Blakely ML, Puligandla PS, Dasgupta R, Austin M, Chen LE, Renaud E, Arca MJ, Calkins CM. Prevention of infectious complications after elective colorectal surgery in children: an American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee comprehensive review. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jan; 50(1):192-200.
  26. Shah RK, Stey AM, Jatana KR, Rangel SJ, Boss EF. Identification of opportunities for quality improvement and outcome measurement in pediatric otolaryngology. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Nov; 140(11):1019-26.
  27. Sulkowski JP, Cooper JN, Duggan EM, Balci O, Anandalwar S, Blakely ML, Heiss K, Rangel SJ, Minneci PC, Deans KJ. Early versus delayed surgical correction of malrotation in children with critical congenital heart disease. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jan; 50(1):86-91.
  28. Jenkins KJ, Castañeda AR, Cherian KM, Couser CA, Dale EK, Gauvreau K, Hickey PA, Koch Kupiec J, Morrow DF, Novick WM, Rangel SJ, Zheleva B, Christenson JT. Reducing mortality and infections after congenital heart surgery in the developing world. Pediatrics. 2014 Nov; 134(5):e1422-30.
  29. Rice-Townsend S, Barnes JN, Hall M, Baxter JL, Rangel SJ. Variation in practice and resource utilization associated with the diagnosis and management of appendicitis at freestanding children's hospitals: implications for value-based comparative analysis. Ann Surg. 2014 Jun; 259(6):1228-34.
  30. Pennington EC, Feng C, St Peter SD, Islam S, Goldin AB, Abdullah F, Rangel SJ. Use of mechanical bowel preparation and oral antibiotics for elective colorectal procedures in children: is current practice evidence-based? J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Jun; 49(6):1030-5; discussion 1035.
  31. Sulkowski JP, Asti L, Cooper JN, Kenney BD, Raval MV, Rangel SJ, Deans KJ, Minneci PC. Morbidity of peripherally inserted central catheters in pediatric complicated appendicitis. J Surg Res. 2014 Jul; 190(1):235-41.
  32. Goldin AB, Dasgupta R, Chen LE, Blakely ML, Islam S, Downard CD, Rangel SJ, St Peter SD, Calkins CM, Arca MJ, Barnhart DC, Saito JM, Oldham KT, Abdullah F. Optimizing resources for the surgical care of children: an American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee consensus statement. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 May; 49(5):818-22.
  33. Raval MV, Deans KJ, Rangel SJ, Minneci PC, Nwomeh BC, Kelleher KJ, Moss RL. Assessing quality in pediatric surgery--the limited role of appendectomy as the optimal target. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Nov; 48(11):2313-9.
  34. Deans KJ, Cooper JN, Rangel SJ, Raval MV, Minneci PC, Moss RL. Enhancing NSQIP-Pediatric through integration with the Pediatric Health Information System. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Jan; 49(1):207-12; discussion 212.
  35. Rangel SJ. To fundo or not to fundo? JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Oct; 167(10):896-7.
  36. Bowman KG, Jovic G, Rangel S, Berry WR, Gawande AA. Pediatric emergency and essential surgical care in Zambian hospitals: a nationwide study. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jun; 48(6):1363-70.
  37. Rice-Townsend S, Gawande A, Lipsitz S, Rangel SJ. Relationship between unplanned readmission and total treatment-related hospital days following management of complicated appendicitis at 31 children's hospitals. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jun; 48(6):1389-94.
  38. Rice-Townsend S, Hall M, Barnes JN, Lipsitz S, Rangel SJ. Variation in risk-adjusted hospital readmission after treatment of appendicitis at 38 children's hospitals: an opportunity for collaborative quality improvement. Ann Surg. 2013 Apr; 257(4):758-65.
  39. Rhee D, Salazar JH, Zhang Y, Yang J, Yang J, Papandria D, Ortega G, Goldin AB, Rangel SJ, Chrouser K, Chang DC, Abdullah F. A novel multispecialty surgical risk score for children. Pediatrics. 2013 Mar; 131(3):e829-36.
  40. Rice-Townsend S, Chen C, Barnes JN, Rangel SJ. Variation in practice patterns and resource utilization surrounding management of intussusception at freestanding Children's Hospitals. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jan; 48(1):104-10.
  41. Islam S, Calkins CM, Goldin AB, Chen C, Downard CD, Huang EY, Cassidy L, Saito J, Blakely ML, Rangel SJ, Arca MJ, Abdullah F, St Peter SD. The diagnosis and management of empyema in children: a comprehensive review from the APSA Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Nov; 47(11):2101-10.
  42. Rice-Townsend S, Hall M, Barnes JN, Baxter JK, Rangel SJ. Hospital readmission after management of appendicitis at freestanding children's hospitals: contemporary trends and financial implications. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jun; 47(6):1170-6.
  43. Raval MV, Deans KJ, Rangel SJ, Kelleher KJ, Moss RL. Factors associated with imaging modality choice in children with appendicitis. J Surg Res. 2012 Sep; 177(1):131-6.
  44. Rangel SJ, Calkins CM, Cowles RA, Barnhart DC, Huang EY, Abdullah F, Arca MJ, Teitelbaum DH. Parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis: an American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee systematic review. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jan; 47(1):225-40.
  45. Rangel SJ, Lawal TA, Bischoff A, Chatoorgoon K, Louden E, Peña A, Levitt MA. The appendix as a conduit for antegrade continence enemas in patients with anorectal malformations: lessons learned from 163 cases treated over 18 years. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jun; 46(6):1236-42.
  46. Lawal TA, Rangel SJ, Bischoff A, Peña A, Levitt MA. Laparoscopic-assisted Malone appendicostomy in the management of fecal incontinence in children. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2011 Jun; 21(5):455-9.
  47. Rangel SJ, Fung M, Graham DA, Ma L, Nelson CP, Sandora TJ. Recent trends in the use of antibiotic prophylaxis in pediatric surgery. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Feb; 46(2):366-71.
  48. Wynne KE, Simpson BJ, Berman L, Rangel SJ, Grosfeld JL, Moss RL. Results of a longitudinal study of rigorous manuscript submission guidelines designed to improve the quality of clinical research reporting in a peer-reviewed surgical journal. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jan; 46(1):131-7.
  49. Norton EK, Rangel SJ. Implementing a pediatric surgical safety checklist in the OR and beyond. AORN J. 2010 Jul; 92(1):61-71.
  50. Rice-Townsend S, Hall M, Jenkins KJ, Roberson DW, Rangel SJ. Analysis of adverse events in pediatric surgery using criteria validated from the adult population: justifying the need for pediatric-focused outcome measures. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jun; 45(6):1126-36.
  51. Rangel SJ, de Blaauw I. Advances in pediatric colorectal surgical techniques. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2010 May; 19(2):86-95.
  52. Rangel SJ, Martin CA, Brown RL, Garcia VF, Falcone RA. Alarming trends in the improper use of motor vehicle restraints in children: implications for public policy and the development of race-based strategies for improving compliance. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Jan; 43(1):200-7.
  53. Slater B, Rangel S, Ramamoorthy C, Abrajano C, Albanese CT. Outcomes after laparoscopic surgery in neonates with hypoplastic heart left heart syndrome. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Jun; 42(6):1118-21.
  54. Alves JG, Abrantes JN, Rangel S. Implications of the high voltage induced variation on TL readings. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2006; 120(1-4):293-7.
  55. Rangel SJ, Moss RL. Recent trends in the funding and utilization of NIH career development awards by surgical faculty. Surgery. 2004 Aug; 136(2):232-9.
  56. Rangel SJ, Kelsey J, Henry MC, Moss RL. Critical analysis of clinical research reporting in pediatric surgery: justifying the need for a new standard. J Pediatr Surg. 2003 Dec; 38(12):1739-43.
  57. Rangel SJ, Henry MC, Brindle M, Moss RL. Small evidence for small incisions: pediatric laparoscopy and the need for more rigorous evaluation of novel surgical therapies. J Pediatr Surg. 2003 Oct; 38(10):1429-33.
  58. McCollum MO, Rangel SJ, Blair GK, Moss RL, Smith BM, Skarsgard ED. Primary reversed gastric tube reconstruction in long gap esophageal atresia. J Pediatr Surg. 2003 Jun; 38(6):957-62.
  59. Rangel SJ, Kelsey J, Colby CE, Anderson J, Moss RL. Development of a quality assessment scale for retrospective clinical studies in pediatric surgery. J Pediatr Surg. 2003 Mar; 38(3):390-6; discussion 390-6.
  60. Rangel SJ, Efron B, Moss RL. Recent trends in National Institutes of Health funding of surgical research. Ann Surg. 2002 Sep; 236(3):277-86; discussion 286-7.
  61. Rangel SJ, Moss RL. The need for critical analysis of case-series reporting in pediatric surgery. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2002 Aug; 11(3):184-9.
  62. Rangel SJ, Narasimhan B, Geraghty N, Moss RL. Development of an internet-based protocol to facilitate randomized clinical trials in pediatric surgery. J Pediatr Surg. 2002 Jul; 37(7):990-4; discussion 990-4.
  63. Moss RL, Henry MC, Dimmitt RA, Rangel S, Geraghty N, Skarsgard ED. The role of prospective randomized clinical trials in pediatric surgery: state of the art? J Pediatr Surg. 2001 Aug; 36(8):1182-6.
  64. Gantert WA, Patti MG, Arcerito M, Feo C, Stewart L, DePinto M, Bhoyrul S, Rangel S, Tyrrell D, Fujino Y, Mulvihill SJ, Way LW. Laparoscopic repair of paraesophageal hiatal hernias. J Am Coll Surg. 1998 Apr; 186(4):428-32; discussion 432-3.
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