Resident Research Reference

Ilyas S. Aleem, MD, Assistant Program Director of Research

Conducting research will develop your critical thinking skills, which is invaluable for not only contributing to the literature but also in reading the literature. During your research experience you will learn how to ask a relevant question, develop a hypothesis, set up a research plan to test the hypothesis, collect credible data, analyze that data, and draw a meaningful conclusion. Finally, you will learn how to communicate your research with the Orthopaedic community through oral and written venues. Developing these basic, fundamental skills during your residency will facilitate a life-long critical evaluation of the literature for your clinical practice and may foster further interest in research which might impact the field at large.

We set high standards for the quality of research that we do, and we follow ethical practices when completing our projects.

This research requirement is in keeping with the ACGME Program Requirements, which require residents to demonstrate scholarly activity through research or structured literature review.

Please visit our Resident Research Google Scholar Page featuring our resident's scholarly activity and engagement.

Recent Resident Publications

Do Patients Accurately Recall Their Preoperative Symptoms After Elective Orthopedic Procedures?

Masud S, Piche JD, Muralidharan A, Nassr A, Aleem I., Cureus. 2023 Mar 28;15(3):e36810. doi: 10.7759/cureus.36810. eCollection 2023 Mar., PMID: 37123705 Free PMC article. Review.

The Onset and Development of Patella Alta in Children With Patellar Instability.

Patel NB, Oak SR, Rogers K, Crawford EA., J Pediatr Orthop. 2023 Apr 27. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000002420. Online ahead of print., PMID: 37104788

Evaluation and treatment of postoperative periprosthetic humeral fragility fractures.

Kobayashi EF, Namdari S, Schenker M, Athwal GS, Ahn J., OTA Int. 2023 Mar 28;6(1 Suppl):e244. doi: 10.1097/OI9.0000000000000244. eCollection 2023 Mar., PMID: 37006451 Free PMC article. Review.

Correlation of mJOA, PROMIS physical function, and patient satisfaction in patients with cervical myelopathy: an analysis of the Michigan Spine Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MSSIC) database.

Squires M, Schultz L, Schwalb J, Park P, Chang V, Nerenz D, Perez-Cruet M, Abdulhak M, Khalil J, Aleem I., Spine J. 2023 Apr;23(4):550-557. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2022.12.016. Epub 2022 Dec 23., PMID: 36567055

Investigating the Association of Patient Body Mass Index With Posterior Subcutaneous Fat Thickness in the Cervical Spine: A Retrospective Radiographic Study.

Piche JD, Rodoni B, Muralidharan A, Yang D, Gagnier J, Patel R, Aleem I., Cureus. 2023 Feb 7;15(2):e34739. doi: 10.7759/cureus.34739. eCollection 2023 Feb., PMID: 36909100 Free PMC article.