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Meet Dr. Benjamin Zendejas-Mummert

EDUCATION

Medical School

  • Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara , 2009 , Jalisco , Mexico

Graduate Degree

  • Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education , 2011 , Rochester , MN

Internship

  • Mayo Clinic , 2012 , Rochester , MN

Residency

  • Mayo Clinic , 2016 , Rochester , MN

Fellowship

  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2018 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

I am a firm believer in that the best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered. I am committed to treat patients as a whole, and to do everything that is possible to restore the health and function of our children, so that through their smiles, they can continue to spread the joy of life.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Benjamin Zendejas-Mummert, MD, MSc grew up in Mexico and obtained his medical degree at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara.  He obtained a master’s degree with a focus on surgical education at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he also completed his general surgery training. He later moved to Boston Children’s Hospital to pursue his pediatric surgical training, where upon completion joined the faculty. He is clinically interested in improving the care of children with esophageal and airway diseases, thyroid and other endocrine surgical entities, colorectal disorders, as well as other general surgical conditions in newborns and children.  His academic and research interests focus on designing and implementing methods to enhance the training and assessment of surgical trainees.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Clark SJ, Staffa SJ, Ngo PD, Yasuda JL, Zendejas B, Hamilton TE, Jennings RW, Manfredi MA. Rules Are Meant to Be Broken: Examining the "Rule of 3" for Esophageal Dilations in Pediatric Stricture Patients. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 Jul; 71(1):e1-e5. View abstract
  2. Ngo PD, Kamran A, Clark SJ, Jennings RW, Hamilton TE, Smithers CJ, Zendejas B, Yasuda JL, Zurakowski D, Manfredi MA. Intralesional Steroid Injection Therapy for Esophageal Anastomotic Stricture Following Esophageal Atresia Repair. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 04; 70(4):462-467. View abstract
  3. Yasuda JL, Staffa SJ, Clark SJ, Ngo PD, Zendejas B, Hamilton TE, Jennings RW, Manfredi MA. Endoscopic incisional therapy and other novel strategies for effective treatment of congenital esophageal stenosis. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Jan 30. View abstract
  4. Zendejas B, Lillehei CW, George BC, Modi BP. Assessment of Operative Autonomy and Readiness for Independent Practice Among Pediatric Surgery Fellows. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Jan; 55(1):117-121. View abstract
  5. Svetanoff WJ, Zendejas B, Smithers CJ, Prabhu SP, Baird CW, Jennings RW, Hamilton TE. Great vessel anomalies and their impact on the surgical treatment of tracheobronchomalacia. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Jul; 55(7):1302-1308. View abstract
  6. Svetanoff WJ, Zendejas B, Demehri FR, Cuenca A, Nath B, Smithers CJ. Giant Gastroschisis with Complete Liver Herniation: A Case Report of Two Patients. Case Rep Surg. 2019; 2019:4136214. View abstract
  7. Kamran A, Hamilton TE, Zendejas B, Nath B, Jennings RW, Smithers CJ. Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach for Posterior Tracheopexy to Treat Severe Tracheomalacia: Lessons Learned from Initial Case Series. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2018 Dec; 28(12):1525-1530. View abstract
  8. Kamran A, Zendejas B, Demehri FR, Nath B, Zurakowski D, Smithers CJ. Risk factors for recurrence after thoracoscopic repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Nov; 53(11):2087-2091. View abstract
  9. Abbott EF, Thompson W, Pandian TK, Zendejas B, Farley DR, Cook DA. Personalized Video Feedback and Repeated Task Practice Improve Laparoscopic Knot-Tying Skills: Two Controlled Trials. Acad Med. 2017 11; 92(11S Association of American Medical Colleges Learn Serve Lead: Proceedings of the 56th Annual Research in Medical Education Sessions):S26-S32. View abstract
  10. Sriram G, Zendejas B, Vargas SO, Chen C. Colonic mesenteric lymphatic malformation presenting as an intraabdominal abscess in an infant: A case report. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2017; 39:154-158. View abstract
  11. Gibreel W, Zendejas B, Antiel RM, Fasen G, Moir CR, Zarroug AE. Swallowing Dysfunction and Quality of Life in Adults With Surgically Corrected Esophageal Atresia/Tracheoesophageal Fistula as Infants: Forty Years of Follow-up. Ann Surg. 2017 08; 266(2):305-310. View abstract
  12. Dunn W, Dong Y, Zendejas B, Ruparel R, Farley D. Simulation, Mastery Learning and Healthcare. Am J Med Sci. 2017 Feb; 353(2):158-165. View abstract
  13. Zendejas B, Jakub JW, Terando AM, Sarnaik A, Ariyan CE, Faries MB, Zani S, Neuman HB, Wasif N, Farma JM, Averbook BJ, Bilimoria KY, Tyler D, Brady MS, Farley DR. Laparoscopic skill assessment of practicing surgeons prior to enrollment in a surgical trial of a new laparoscopic procedure. Surg Endosc. 2017 08; 31(8):3313-3319. View abstract
  14. Thompson SM, Zendejas-Mummert B, Hartgers ML, Venkatesh SK, Smyrk TC, Mahipal A, Smoot RL. Malignant transformation of biliary adenofibroma: a rare biliary cystic tumor. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2016 Dec; 7(6):E107-E112. View abstract
  15. Binkovitz LE, Zendejas B, Moir CR, Binkovitz LA. Nuss bar migrations: occurrence and classification. Pediatr Radiol. 2016 Dec; 46(13):1797-1803. View abstract
  16. Finnesgard EJ, Zendejas B, Heller SF. A 21-year-old woman with right lower quadrant abdominal pain. Surgery. 2017 05; 161(5):1459-1460. View abstract
  17. Zielinski MD, Kuntz M, Zhang X, Zagar AE, Khasawneh MA, Zendejas B, Polites SF, Ferrara M, Harmsen WS, Ballman KS, Park MS, Schiller HJ, Dries D, Jenkins DH. Botulinum toxin A-induced paralysis of the lateral abdominal wall after damage-control laparotomy: A multi-institutional, prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled pilot study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Feb; 80(2):237-42. View abstract
  18. AlJamal YN, Zendejas B, Gas BL, Ali SM, Heller SF, Kendrick ML, Farley DR. Annual Surgeon Volume and Patient Outcomes Following Laparoscopic Totally Extraperitoneal Inguinal Hernia Repairs. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2016 Feb; 26(2):92-8. View abstract
  19. Gibreel W, Zendejas B, Joyce D, Moir CR, Zarroug AE. Minimally Invasive Repairs of Pectus Excavatum: Surgical Outcomes, Quality of Life, and Predictors of Reoperation. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Mar; 222(3):245-52. View abstract
  20. Jakub JW, Terando AM, Sarnaik A, Ariyan CE, Faries MB, Zani S, Neuman HB, Wasif N, Farma JM, Averbook BJ, Bilimoria KY, Allred JB, Suman VJ, Grotz TE, Zendejas B, Wayne JD, Tyler DS. Training High-Volume Melanoma Surgeons to Perform a Novel Minimally Invasive Inguinal Lymphadenectomy: Report of a Prospective Multi-Institutional Trial. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Mar; 222(3):253-60. View abstract
  21. Hernández-Irizarry R, Zendejas B, Ali SM, Farley DR. Optimizing training cost-effectiveness of simulation-based laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs. Am J Surg. 2016 Feb; 211(2):326-35. View abstract
  22. Zendejas B, Cook DA. Reply to Letter: "Surgical Simulation: Seeing the Bigger Picture and Asking the Right Questions". Ann Surg. 2015 Aug; 262(2):e51-2. View abstract
  23. Zendejas B, Ruparel RK, Cook DA. Validity evidence for the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) program as an assessment tool: a systematic review. Surg Endosc. 2016 Feb; 30(2):512-520. View abstract
  24. Brydges R, Manzone J, Shanks D, Hatala R, Hamstra SJ, Zendejas B, Cook DA. Self-regulated learning in simulation-based training: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Med Educ. 2015 Apr; 49(4):368-78. View abstract
  25. Aho JM, Ruparel RK, Graham E, Zendejas-Mummert B, Heller SF, Farley DR, Bingener J. Mentor-guided self-directed learning affects resident practice. J Surg Educ. 2015 Jul-Aug; 72(4):674-9. View abstract
  26. Brydges R, Hatala R, Zendejas B, Erwin PJ, Cook DA. Linking simulation-based educational assessments and patient-related outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Acad Med. 2015 Feb; 90(2):246-56. View abstract
  27. Eid JJ, Zendejas B, Heller SF, Farley DR. Differences in duty hours and their relationship with academic parameters between preliminary and categorical general surgery residents. J Surg Educ. 2015 Jul-Aug; 72(4):636-40. View abstract
  28. Cheng A, Eppich W, Grant V, Sherbino J, Zendejas B, Cook DA. Debriefing for technology-enhanced simulation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Med Educ. 2014 Jul; 48(7):657-66. View abstract
  29. Zendejas B, Hernandez-Irizarry R, Ramirez T, Lohse CM, Grossardt BR, Farley DR. Relationship between body mass index and the incidence of inguinal hernia repairs: a population-based study in Olmsted County, MN. Hernia. 2014 Apr; 18(2):283-8. View abstract
  30. Hamstra SJ, Brydges R, Hatala R, Zendejas B, Cook DA. Reconsidering fidelity in simulation-based training. Acad Med. 2014 Mar; 89(3):387-92. View abstract
  31. Zendejas B, Khasawneh MA, Srvantstyan B, Jenkins DH, Schiller HJ, Zielinski MD. Outcomes of chemical component paralysis using botulinum toxin for incisional hernia repairs. World J Surg. 2013 Dec; 37(12):2830-7. View abstract
  32. Cook DA, Brydges R, Zendejas B, Hamstra SJ, Hatala R. Mastery learning for health professionals using technology-enhanced simulation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Acad Med. 2013 Aug; 88(8):1178-86. View abstract
  33. Zendejas B, Brydges R, Wang AT, Cook DA. Patient outcomes in simulation-based medical education: a systematic review. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Aug; 28(8):1078-89. View abstract
  34. Cook DA, Brydges R, Zendejas B, Hamstra SJ, Hatala R. Technology-enhanced simulation to assess health professionals: a systematic review of validity evidence, research methods, and reporting quality. Acad Med. 2013 Jun; 88(6):872-83. View abstract
  35. Hatala R, Cook DA, Zendejas B, Hamstra SJ, Brydges R. Feedback for simulation-based procedural skills training: a meta-analysis and critical narrative synthesis. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2014 May; 19(2):251-72. View abstract
  36. Cook DA, Zendejas B, Hamstra SJ, Hatala R, Brydges R. What counts as validity evidence? Examples and prevalence in a systematic review of simulation-based assessment. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2014 May; 19(2):233-50. View abstract
  37. Ali SM, Zendejas B, Yadav S, Hernandez-Irizarry RC, Lohse CM, Farley DR. Predictors of chronic groin discomfort after laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Jul; 217(1):72-8; discussion 78-80. View abstract
  38. Zendejas B, Brydges R, Hamstra SJ, Cook DA. State of the evidence on simulation-based training for laparoscopic surgery: a systematic review. Ann Surg. 2013 Apr; 257(4):586-93. View abstract
  39. Zendejas B, Ramirez T, Jones T, Kuchena A, Ali SM, Hernandez-Irizarry R, Lohse CM, Farley DR. Incidence of inguinal hernia repairs in Olmsted County, MN: a population-based study. Ann Surg. 2013 Mar; 257(3):520-6. View abstract
  40. Hernández-Irizarry R, Zendejas B, Ali SM, Lohse CM, Farley DR. Impact of resident participation on laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs: are residents slowing us down? J Surg Educ. 2012 Nov-Dec; 69(6):746-52. View abstract
  41. Cook DA, Brydges R, Hamstra SJ, Zendejas B, Szostek JH, Wang AT, Erwin PJ, Hatala R. Comparative effectiveness of technology-enhanced simulation versus other instructional methods: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Simul Healthc. 2012 Oct; 7(5):308-20. View abstract
  42. Cook DA, Hamstra SJ, Brydges R, Zendejas B, Szostek JH, Wang AT, Erwin PJ, Hatala R. Comparative effectiveness of instructional design features in simulation-based education: systematic review and meta-analysis. Med Teach. 2013; 35(1):e867-98. View abstract
  43. Zendejas B, Wang AT, Brydges R, Hamstra SJ, Cook DA. Cost: the missing outcome in simulation-based medical education research: a systematic review. Surgery. 2013 Feb; 153(2):160-76. View abstract
  44. Hernández-Irizarry R, Zendejas B, Ramirez T, Moreno M, Ali SM, Lohse CM, Farley DR. Trends in emergent inguinal hernia surgery in Olmsted County, MN: a population-based study. Hernia. 2012 Aug; 16(4):397-403. View abstract
  45. Harrison AM, Zendejas B, Ali SM, Scow JS, Farley DR. Lessons learned from an unusual case of inflammatory breast cancer. J Surg Educ. 2012 May-Jun; 69(3):350-4. View abstract
  46. Martinez JD, Zendejas B, Luna JP, Lopez J, Luna SS, Mendoza-Sánchez F, Farley DR. Left subdiaphragmatic paraganglioma supplied by contralateral right renal artery. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2012; 3(7):333-7. View abstract
  47. Zendejas B, Ramirez T, Jones T, Kuchena A, Martinez J, Ali SM, Lohse CM, Farley DR. Trends in the utilization of inguinal hernia repair techniques: a population-based study. Am J Surg. 2012 Mar; 203(3):313-7; discussion 317. View abstract
  48. Zendejas B, Hernandez-Irizarry R, Farley DR. Does simulation training improve outcomes in laparoscopic procedures? Adv Surg. 2012; 46:61-71. View abstract
  49. Nasir BS, Zendejas B, Ali SM, Groenewald CB, Heller SF, Farley DR. Obturator hernia: the Mayo Clinic experience. Hernia. 2012 Jun; 16(3):315-9. View abstract
  50. Zendejas B, Kuchena A, Onkendi EO, Lohse CM, Moir CR, Ishitani MB, Potter DD, Farley DR, Zarroug AE. Fifty-three-year experience with pediatric umbilical hernia repairs. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Nov; 46(11):2151-6. View abstract
  51. Zendejas B, Cook DA, Hernández-Irizarry R, Huebner M, Farley DR. Mastery learning simulation-based curriculum for laparoscopic TEP inguinal hernia repair. J Surg Educ. 2012 Mar-Apr; 69(2):208-14. View abstract
  52. Cook DA, Hatala R, Brydges R, Zendejas B, Szostek JH, Wang AT, Erwin PJ, Hamstra SJ. Technology-enhanced simulation for health professions education: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA. 2011 Sep 07; 306(9):978-88. View abstract
  53. Zendejas B, Cook DA, Bingener J, Huebner M, Dunn WF, Sarr MG, Farley DR. Simulation-based mastery learning improves patient outcomes in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair: a randomized controlled trial. Ann Surg. 2011 Sep; 254(3):502-9; discussion 509-11. View abstract
  54. Zendejas B, Ali SM, Huebner M, Farley DR. Handing over patient care: is it just the old broken telephone game? J Surg Educ. 2011 Nov-Dec; 68(6):465-71. View abstract
  55. Zendejas B, Moriarty JP, O'Byrne J, Degnim AC, Farley DR, Boughey JC. Cost-effectiveness of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy versus routine surveillance in patients with unilateral breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Aug 01; 29(22):2993-3000. View abstract
  56. Zendejas B, Onkendi EO, Brahmbhatt RD, Lohse CM, Greenlee SM, Farley DR. Long-term outcomes of laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repairs performed by supervised surgical trainees. Am J Surg. 2011 Mar; 201(3):379-83; discussion 383-4. View abstract
  57. Zendejas B, Onkendi EO, Brahmbhatt RD, Greenlee SM, Lohse CM, Farley DR. Contralateral metachronous inguinal hernias in adults: role for prophylaxis during the TEP repair. Hernia. 2011 Aug; 15(4):403-8. View abstract
  58. Zendejas B, Cook DA, Farley DR. Teaching first or teaching last: does the timing matter in simulation-based surgical scenarios? J Surg Educ. 2010 Nov-Dec; 67(6):432-8. View abstract
  59. Zendejas B, Zarroug AE, Erben YM, Holley CT, Farley DR. Impact of childhood inguinal hernia repair in adulthood: 50 years of follow-up. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Dec; 211(6):762-8. View abstract
  60. Zendejas B, Hoskin TL, Degnim AC, Reynolds CA, Farley DR, Boughey JC. Predicting four or more metastatic axillary lymph nodes in patients with sentinel node-positive breast cancer: assessment of existent risk scores. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Nov; 17(11):2884-91. View abstract