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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. Nutrition delivery and growth outcomes in infants with long-gap esophageal atresia who undergo the Foker process. J Pediatr Surg. 2021 Jul 24. View abstract
  2. Current concepts in tracheobronchomalacia: diagnosis and treatment. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2021 Jun; 30(3):151062. View abstract
  3. Clinical utility of sonographic features in indeterminate pediatric thyroid nodules. Eur J Endocrinol. 2021 May; 184(5):657-665. View abstract
  4. Evolution, lessons learned, and contemporary outcomes of esophageal replacement with jejunum for children. Surgery. 2021 07; 170(1):114-125. View abstract
  5. Predictors of Bilateral Disease in Pediatric Differentiated Thyroid Cancer. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2021 Mar 29. View abstract
  6. Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Monitoring in Pediatric Surgery Using a Modified Dragonfly Electrode. Laryngoscope. 2021 Mar 15. View abstract
  7. Contemporary outcomes of the Foker process and evolution of treatment algorithms for long-gap Esophageal Atresia. J Pediatr Surg. 2021 Feb 26. View abstract
  8. Effect of Posterior Tracheopexy on Risk of Recurrence in Children after Recurrent Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula Repair. J Am Coll Surg. 2021 May; 232(5):690-698. View abstract
  9. Commentary on "Break the Rule of Three: Critical Thoughts from a Tertiary care Experience with Bougie Dilators". J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2021 01 01; 72(1):e29. View abstract
  10. Prophylactic negative vacuum therapy of high-risk esophageal anastomoses in pediatric patients. J Pediatr Surg. 2021 May; 56(5):944-950. View abstract
  11. Utility of repeated therapeutic endoscopies for pediatric esophageal anastomotic strictures. Dis Esophagus. 2020 Dec 07; 33(12). View abstract
  12. Intraoperative Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Monitoring During Pediatric Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery: A Mini Review. Front Pediatr. 2020; 8:587177. View abstract
  13. The left-sided repair: An alternative approach for difficult esophageal atresia repair. J Pediatr Surg. 2021 May; 56(5):938-943. View abstract
  14. Quality of dictated feedback associated with SIMPL operative assessments of pediatric surgical trainees. Am J Surg. 2021 02; 221(2):303-308. View abstract
  15. Rules Are Meant to Be Broken: Examining the "Rule of 3" for Esophageal Dilations in Pediatric Stricture Patients. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 07; 71(1):e1-e5. View abstract
  16. When to consider a posterolateral descending aortopexy in addition to a posterior tracheopexy for the surgical treatment of symptomatic tracheobronchomalacia. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Dec; 55(12):2682-2689. View abstract
  17. Intralesional Steroid Injection Therapy for Esophageal Anastomotic Stricture Following Esophageal Atresia Repair. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 04; 70(4):462-467. View abstract
  18. Endoscopic incisional therapy and other novel strategies for effective treatment of congenital esophageal stenosis. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Nov; 55(11):2342-2347. View abstract
  19. Assessment of Operative Autonomy and Readiness for Independent Practice Among Pediatric Surgery Fellows. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Jan; 55(1):117-121. View abstract
  20. Great vessel anomalies and their impact on the surgical treatment of tracheobronchomalacia. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Jul; 55(7):1302-1308. View abstract
  21. Giant Gastroschisis with Complete Liver Herniation: A Case Report of Two Patients. Case Rep Surg. 2019; 2019:4136214. View abstract
  22. 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
  23. Risk factors for recurrence after thoracoscopic repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Nov; 53(11):2087-2091. View abstract
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. Simulation, Mastery Learning and Healthcare. Am J Med Sci. 2017 Feb; 353(2):158-165. View abstract
  28. 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
  29. Malignant transformation of biliary adenofibroma: a rare biliary cystic tumor. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2016 Dec; 7(6):E107-E112. View abstract
  30. Nuss bar migrations: occurrence and classification. Pediatr Radiol. 2016 Dec; 46(13):1797-1803. View abstract
  31. A 21-year-old woman with right lower quadrant abdominal pain. Surgery. 2017 05; 161(5):1459-1460. View abstract
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. Optimizing training cost-effectiveness of simulation-based laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs. Am J Surg. 2016 Feb; 211(2):326-35. View abstract
  37. Reply to Letter: "Surgical Simulation: Seeing the Bigger Picture and Asking the Right Questions". Ann Surg. 2015 Aug; 262(2):e51-2. View abstract
  38. 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
  39. Self-regulated learning in simulation-based training: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Med Educ. 2015 Apr; 49(4):368-78. View abstract
  40. Mentor-guided self-directed learning affects resident practice. J Surg Educ. 2015 Jul-Aug; 72(4):674-9. View abstract
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. Debriefing for technology-enhanced simulation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Med Educ. 2014 Jul; 48(7):657-66. View abstract
  44. 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
  45. Reconsidering fidelity in simulation-based training. Acad Med. 2014 Mar; 89(3):387-92. View abstract
  46. Outcomes of chemical component paralysis using botulinum toxin for incisional hernia repairs. World J Surg. 2013 Dec; 37(12):2830-7. View abstract
  47. 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
  48. Patient outcomes in simulation-based medical education: a systematic review. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Aug; 28(8):1078-89. View abstract
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. 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
  52. 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
  53. State of the evidence on simulation-based training for laparoscopic surgery: a systematic review. Ann Surg. 2013 Apr; 257(4):586-93. View abstract
  54. Incidence of inguinal hernia repairs in Olmsted County, MN: a population-based study. Ann Surg. 2013 Mar; 257(3):520-6. View abstract
  55. 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
  56. 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
  57. Comparative effectiveness of instructional design features in simulation-based education: systematic review and meta-analysis. Med Teach. 2013; 35(1):e867-98. View abstract
  58. Cost: the missing outcome in simulation-based medical education research: a systematic review. Surgery. 2013 Feb; 153(2):160-76. View abstract
  59. Trends in emergent inguinal hernia surgery in Olmsted County, MN: a population-based study. Hernia. 2012 Aug; 16(4):397-403. View abstract
  60. Lessons learned from an unusual case of inflammatory breast cancer. J Surg Educ. 2012 May-Jun; 69(3):350-4. View abstract
  61. Left subdiaphragmatic paraganglioma supplied by contralateral right renal artery. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2012; 3(7):333-7. View abstract
  62. 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
  63. Does simulation training improve outcomes in laparoscopic procedures? Adv Surg. 2012; 46:61-71. View abstract
  64. Obturator hernia: the Mayo Clinic experience. Hernia. 2012 Jun; 16(3):315-9. View abstract
  65. Fifty-three-year experience with pediatric umbilical hernia repairs. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Nov; 46(11):2151-6. View abstract
  66. Mastery learning simulation-based curriculum for laparoscopic TEP inguinal hernia repair. J Surg Educ. 2012 Mar-Apr; 69(2):208-14. View abstract
  67. Technology-enhanced simulation for health professions education: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA. 2011 Sep 07; 306(9):978-88. View abstract
  68. 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
  69. Handing over patient care: is it just the old broken telephone game? J Surg Educ. 2011 Nov-Dec; 68(6):465-71. View abstract
  70. 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
  71. 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
  72. Contralateral metachronous inguinal hernias in adults: role for prophylaxis during the TEP repair. Hernia. 2011 Aug; 15(4):403-8. View abstract
  73. 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
  74. 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
  75. 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