Mehraneh Dorna Jafari

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Assistant Professor, Surgery
School of Medicine

M.D., Drexel University, College of Medicine, 2009
B.S., University of California, Irvine, 2004

Phone: (714) 456-8028
Email: jafarim@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
333 City Blvd. West
Suite 850
Mail Code: 4550
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
Colorectal Cancer Outcomes
Academic Distinctions
Super Doctor: Southern California Rising Star January 2019
Young Surgeon’s Travel Stipend Winner (Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons)January 2019
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery Annual Meeting Best Presentation Award June 2017
Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Best Paper Award January 2017
American College of Surgeons Scientific Forum: Excellence in Research Award October 2015
John E. Connolly Chairman Award: Outstanding Achievement as a Resident June 2015
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Best Video Presentation June 2015
Clinical Robotic Surgery Association: 5th Worldwide Congress Best Selected Video Presentation October 2013
International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery Best Video Presentation June 2013
Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Best Oral Presentation (third place) January 2013
Drexel University Scholarship recipient 2008 – 2009
Alumni Scholarship recipient 2007 – 2008
Ellsworth (Weston) Scholarship recipient 2007 – 2008
Geary Scholarship recipient 2007 – 2008
Campuswide Honors University of California, Irvine 2000 – 2004
Dean’s Honors List University of California, Irvine 2000 – 2004
University Reagents Scholarship Recipient; University of California, Irvine 2000 – 2004
Excellence in Research (Biological Sciences); University of California, Irvine 2002 – 2004
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Award Recipient 2001 – 2003
Clinical Care Extender Quality Management Coordinator of the year 2003
Target Scholarship recipient Excellence in academics and community service 2000 – 2001
Publications
PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS/ VIDEOS
1. Halabi WJ, Jafari MD, Perez E, Nguyen VQ, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. Anastomotic Leak Following Anterior Resection for Rectal Cancer: Does the Presence of a Defunctioning Stoma Reduce the Burden of a Leak ? Gastroenterology 144, no. 5, Supplement 1 (May 2013): S-1071.
2. Halabi WJ, Jafari MD, Chen A, Nguyen VQ, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. The First Validated Nomogram to Predict 30-Day Mortality Following Surgery for Small Bowel Obstruction. Gastroenterology 144, Issue 5, no. 5, Supplement 1 (May 2013): S-1084.

3. Jafari MD, Stamos MJ, and Pigazzi A. Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Total Proctocolectomy with Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis. Gastroenterology 144, no. 5; Supplement 1 (May 2013): S-1052.
4. Jafari MD, Pigazzi A. Laparoscopic Total Colectomy with Trans-anal Extraction. Society of the American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons TV Library. April 2013.
5. Jafari MD, Jafari F, Halabi WJ, Nguyen VQ, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ. Surgical Trends and Outcomes of Colorectal Cancer in the Aging Population: A Decade Analysis. Diseases Of The Colon & Rectum. April 2013. 56(4): E253.
6. Halabi WJ, Jafari MD, Hui M, Carmichael JC, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ, Mills S. Colorectal Fellowship Programs in the United States: How Are We Doing? Diseases Of The Colon & Rectum. April 2013. 56(4): E312-E313.
7. Ghole S, Nguyen A, Jafari MD, Mills S, Carmichael JC, Stamos MJ, A Pigazzi A. Going Beyond The Air Leak Test-Our Initial Experience with a New Grading System Utilizing Flexible Endoscopy for The Intraoperative Evaluation Of Rectal Anastomoses. Diseases Of The Colon & Rectum. April 2013. 56(4): E281-E282
8. Jafari F, Jafari MD, Hanna MH, Beltran KM, Borromeo-Manalo N, Carmichael JC, Mills SD, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. Musculoskeletal Strain in the Operating Room Personnel: A Single Institution Study. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. January 2014. 219 (3): S110-S111.

9. Halabi WJ, Jafari MD, Nguyen VQ, Pigazzi A, Smith BR, Dolich M, Stamos MJ. Duty-Hour Restrictions are Associated with Improved Outcomes in Patients Undergoing General Surgical Procedures. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. January 2014. 219 (4): E158.
10. Menon G, Young M, Jafari MD, Jafari F, Perez E, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. Laparoscopic Versus Open Ileostomy Reversal: Is There An Advantage to a Minimally Invasive Approach? . Diseases Of The Colon & Rectum. May 2014. 57(5): E286-E286.
11. Hanna MH, Jafari MD, Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Carmichael JC, Mills SD, Imagawa DK, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. Discharge Destination after High-Risk Surgery: Impact on Readmission and Mortality. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. January 2015. 221 (4) S67-68.
12. Hanna MH, Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Hwang GS, Jafari MD, Carmichael JC, Mills SD, Imagawa DK, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. Never Events and Hospital-Acquired Conditions after Surgery: Lessons from the ACS-NSQIP Database. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. January 2015. 221 (4) S74-75.
13. Hanna MH, Jafari MD, Jafari F, Phelan MJ, Rinehart J, Sun C, Carmichael JC, Mills SD, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi P. Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Epidural with Conventional Analgesia after Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery. Journal of American College of Surgeons. January 2015. 221 (5): S36.
14. Jafari MD, Carmichael JC, Pigazzi A. Robotic-Assisted Low Anterior Resection with Transanal Extraction: Single Stapling Technique and Fluorescence Evaluation of Bowel Perfusion. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum. June 2015. 58(5): E137-E137.
15. Jafari MD, Jafari F, Phelan M, Mills S, Carmichael J, Stamos J, Pigazzi A. Surgical Outcomes of Colorectal Cancer Surgery According to Specific Body Mass Index Groups. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum. June 2015. 58(5): E287-E287.
16. Sujatha-Bhaskar S, Inaba CS, Koh C, Jafari MD, Mills SD, Carmichael JC, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. Is Adjuvant Chemotherapy Necessary in the Management of Clinically Staged T3N0 Rectal Adenocarcinoma? Journal of American College of Surgeons. Oct 2017. 225 (4): S42

17. Inaba CS, Sujatha-Bhaskar S, Koh C, Pejcinovska M, Jafari MD, Mills SD, Carmichael JC, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. Operative vs Nonoperative Management of Complicated Appendicitis: A National Analysis? Journal of American College of Surgeons. Oct 2017. 225 (4): e90-91.

18. Li S, Pigazzi A, Fazl Alizadeh R, Nguyen NT, Jafari MD. Anti-diabetic Effects of Ileal Transposition Surgery on Obese mice. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. Oct 2017. 13 (10): S105-106

19. Alizadeh RF, Li S, Sujatha-Bhaskar S, Ray R, Jafari MD, Mills SD, Carmichael JC, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ. Immunosuppressant Impact on Colectomy Outcomes in Crohn's Disease Patients: A Double-Edged Sword? Diseases of The Colon & Rectum. June 2017. 60 (6): E211-E211.

20. Sujatha-Bhaskar, Gahagan J, Gambhir S, Jafari MD, Mills SD, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ, Carmichael JC. Improved Stage-Specific Survival and Superior Margin Negativity for Rectal Adenocarcinoma At Academic Comprehensive Cancer Institutions. Diseases of The Colon & Rectum. June 2017. 60 (6): e51-53

21. Koh C, Inaba C, Sujatha-Bhaskar S, Jafari MD, Carmichael JC, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. Comparative Outcomes Of Robotic Colectomy: A 4-Year Review Of The Targeted Colectomy NSQIP Database. Diseases of The Colon & Rectum. June 2017. 60 (6): e287.

22. Sujatha-Bhaskar S, Dosch A, Mills S, Carmichael JC, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ, Jafari MD. Younger Patients have a Higher Incidence of Advanced Stage Rectal Adenocarcinoma at Time of Diagnosis. Annals of Surgical Oncology. Feb 2018. 25: S166.

23. Fazl Alizadeh R, Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Khosrawipour T, Jafari MD, Mills SD, Pigazzi A, Carmichael JC, Stamos MJ. Predictive Factors Of Ileus Following Elective Proctectomy: The First Report From The NSQIP Targeted Proctectomy Files. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum. June 2018. 61(5): E306.
 
JOURNAL PUBLCIATIONS
1. Jafari MD, Arquilla, E. An Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) that Measures the Total Immunoglobulin (IgG) and IgG1. Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Biological Sciences. 2004; 34 (110-118).
2. Halabi WJ, Jafari MD, Nguyen VQ, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. A Nationwide Analysis of the Use And Outcomes of Epidural Analgesia in Open Colorectal Surgery. Journal Of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal Of The Society For Surgery Of The Alimentary Tract. 2013 Jun; 17(6): 1130-7. PubMed PMID: 23595885.
3. Jafari MD, Lee KH, Halabi WJ, Mills SD, Carmichael JC, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. The Use Of Indocyanine Green Fluorescence to Assess Anastomotic Perfusion during Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery. Surgical Endoscopy. 2013 Aug; 27(8): 3003-8. PubMed PMID: 23404152.
4. Jafari MD, Pigazzi A. Techniques For Laparoscopic Repair of Major Intraoperative Vascular Injury: Case Reports and Review of Literature. Surgical Endoscopy. 2013 Aug; 27(8): 3021-7. PubMed PMID: 23407911.
5. Jafari MD, Halabi WJ, Smith BR, Nguyen VQ, Phelan MJ, Stamos MJ, Nguyen NT. A Decade Analysis Of Trends and Outcomes of Partial versus Total Esophagectomy in the United States. Annals of Surgery. 2013 Sep; 258(3): 450-8. PubMed PMID: 24022437.
6. Halabi WJ, Jafari MD, Nguyen VQ, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ, Foster CE. Colorectal Surgery in Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Decade of Trends and Outcomes in The United States. The American Surgeon. 2013 Oct; 79(10): 1026-33. PubMed PMID: 24160793
7. Jafari MD, Halabi WJ, Jafari F, Nguyen VQ, Stamos MJ, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Pigazzi A. Morbidity of diverting ileostomy for rectal cancer: analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. The American Surgeon. 2013 Oct; 79(10): 1034-9. PubMed PMID: 24160794.
8. Halabi WJ, Jafari MD, Carmichael JC, Nguyen VQ, Mills S, Phelan M, Staomos MJ, Pigazzi A. Laparoscopic Versus Open Repair of Parastomal Hernias: An ACS-NSQIP Analysis of Short-Term Outcomes. Surgical Endoscopy. 2013 Nov; 27(11): 4067-72. PubMed PMID: 23836123.
9. Halabi WJ, Jafari MD, Nguyen VQ, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ. Blood Transfusions in Colorectal Cancer Surgery: Incidence, Outcomes, and Predictive Factors: An American College Of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Analysis. American Journal of Surgery. 2013 Dec; 206(6): 1024-32; discussion 32-3. PubMed PMID: 24296103.
10. Jafari MD, Halabi WJ, Stamos MJ, Nguyen VQ, Carmichael JC, Mills SD, Pigazzi A. Surgical Outcomes of Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy: Analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. JAMA Surgery. 2013 Dec 18. PubMed PMID: 24352601.
11. Jafari MD, Pigazzi A. Techniques for laparoscopic repair of major intraoperative vascular injury: case reports and review of literature. Surg Endosc. 2013 Aug; 27(8):3021-7. Epub 2013 Feb 14. Review. PMID: 23407911
12. Halabi WJ, Kang CY, Jafari MD, Nguyen VQ, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. Robotic-assisted colorectal surgery in the United States: a nationwide analysis of trends and outcomes. World J Surg. 2013 Dec; 37(12):2782-90. PMID: 23564216
13. Jafari MD, Jafari F, Young MT, Smith BR, Phalen MJ, Nguyen NT. Volume And Outcome Relationship in Bariatric Surgery in the Laparoscopic Era. Surgical Endoscopy. 2013 Dec; 27(12):4539-46. PubMed PMID: 23943121.
14. Halabi WJ, Jafari MD, Kang CY, Nguyen VQ, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ. Colonic Volvulus in the United States: Trends, Outcomes, and Predictors of Mortality. Annals of Surgery. 2014 Feb; 259(2): 293-301. PubMed PMID: 23511842.
15. Halabi WJ, Jafari MD, Nguyen VQ, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ. Ureteral Injuries in Colorectal Surgery: An Analysis of Trends, Outcomes, and Risk Factors over A 10-Year Period in the United States. Diseases of the colon and rectum. 2014 Feb; 57(2): 179-86. PubMed PMID: 24401879.
16. Jafari MD, Jafari F, Halabi WJ, Nguyen VQ, Pigazzi A, Carmichael JC, Mills SD, Stamos MJ. Colorectal Cancer Resections in the Aging Us Population: A Trend toward Decreasing Rates and Improved Outcomes. JAMA Surgery. 2014 Apr; 149(6): 557-564. PubMed PMID: 24718844.
17. Young MT, Jafari MD, Gebhart A, Phelan MJ, Nguyen NT. A Decade Analysis of Trends and Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery in Medicare Beneficiaries. Journal of American College of Surgeons. Septmeber 2014. 219 (3): 480-8. PMID: 25067804
18. Jafari MD, Wexner SD, Martz JE, McLemore EC, Margolin DA, Sherwinter DA, Lee SW, Senagore AJ, Phelan MJ, Stamos MJ. Perfusion assessment in laparoscopic left-sided/anterior resection (PILLAR II): a multi-institutional study. Journal of American College of Surgeons. January 2015;220(1):82-92 e81. PMID: 25451666
19. Young MT, Jafari MD, Phalen MJ, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A, Mills SD, Carmichael JC . Surgical Treatments for Rectal Prolapse: How Does a Perineal Approach Compare in the Laparoscopic Era? Surgical Endoscopy. March 2015. 29(3): 607-13. PMID: 25052123
20. Jafari MD, Jafari F, Foe-Parker JE, Phelan MJ, Carmichael JC, Pigazzi A, Mills S, Stamos MJ. Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction in the United States: Has Laparoscopy Made an Impact? The American Surgeon. October 2015. 81 (10): 1028-1033. PMID: 26463302
21. Young, MT, Hwang GS, Menon G, Feldman TF, Jafari MD, Jafari F, Pigazzi A. Laparoscopic Versus Open Loop Ileostomy Reversal: Is there an Advantage to a Minimally Invasive Approach? World journal of surgery. November 2015. 39(11): 2805 - 2811. PMID: 26272594

22. Baek SK, Hwang GS, Vinci A, Jafari MD, Jafari F, Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Pigazzi A. Retrorectal Tumors: A Comprehensive Literature Review. World J Surg. 2016 Aug;40(8):2001-15. doi: 10.1007/s00268-016-3501-6.PMID: 27083451

23. Sujatha-Bhaskar S, Jafari MD, Stamos MJ. The Role of Fluorescent Angiography in Anastomotic Leaks. Surg Technol Int. 2017 Mar 9;30. pii: sti30/827. PMID: 28277591

24. Sujatha-Bhaskar S, Alizadeh RF, Inaba CS, Koh CY, Jafari MD, Mills SD, Carmichael JC, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. Respiratory complications after colonic procedures in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: does laparoscopy offer a benefit? Surg Endosc. 2018 Mar;32(3):1280-1285. doi: 10.1007/s00464-017-5805-5. Epub 2017 Aug 15.

25. Hanna MH, Jafari MD, Jafari F, Phelan MJ, Rinehart J, Sun C, Carmichael JC, Mills SD, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. Randomized Clinical Trial of Epidural Compared with Conventional Analgesia after Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Nov;225(5):622-630. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2017.07.1063. PMID: 28782603

26. Inaba CS, Sujatha-Bhaskar S, Koh CY, Jafari MD, Mills SD, Carmichael JC, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. Robotic ventral mesh rectopexy for rectal prolapse: a single-institution experience. Tech Coloproctol. 2017 Aug;21(8):667-671. doi: 10.1007/s10151-017-1675-z. Epub 2017 Sep 4. PMID: 28871416

27. Sujatha-Bhaskar S, Jafari MD, Hanna M, Koh CY, Inaba CS, Mills SD, Carmichael JC, Nguyen NT, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. An endoscopic mucosal grading system is predictive of leak in stapled rectal anastomoses. Surg Endosc. 2017 Sep 15. doi: 10.1007/s00464-017-5860-y. PMID: 2891685

28. Sujatha-Bhaskar S, Jafari MD, Gahagan JV, Inaba CS, Koh CY, Mills SD, Carmichael JC, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. Defining the Role of Minimally Invasive Proctectomy for Locally Advanced Rectal Adenocarcinoma.
Ann Surg. 2017 Oct; 266(4):574-581. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002357. PMID: 28650357

29. Jafari MD, Weiser MR. Personalizing Therapy for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer. Current Colorectal Cancer Reports. April 2017. 13 (2): 119-125.

30. Sujatha-Bhaskar S, Alizadeh RF, Koh C, Inaba C, Jafari MD, Carmichael JC, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. The Growing Utilization of Laparoscopy in Emergent Colonic Disease. Am Surg. 2017 Oct 1;83(10):1068-1073. PMID: 29391097

31. Bravo R, Jafari MD, Pigazzi A. The Utility of Diagnostic Laparoscopy in Patients Being Evaluated for Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Peritoneal Chemotherapy. Am J Clin Oncol. 2018 May 18. doi: 10.1097/COC.0000000000000463. PMID: 29782364

32. Ziai K, Pigazzi A, Smith BR, Nouri-Nikbakht R, Nepomuceno H, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Stamos MJ, Jafari MD. Association of Compensation From the Surgical and Medical Device Industry to Physicians and Self-declared Conflict of Interest. JAMA Surg. 2018 Aug 15. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2018.2576. PMID: 30140910

33. Sujatha-Bhaskar S, Whealon MD, Inaba C, Koh C, Jafari MD, Mills SD, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ, Carmichael JC. Laparoscopic Loop Ileostomy Reversal with Intracorporeal Anastomosis is Associated with Shorter Length of Stay without Increased Direct Cost. Surgical Endoscopy. 2018, May; Pub Status: Submitted.
Professional Societies
Member, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Member, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Member, Clinical Robotic Surgery Association
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons
Graduate Programs
Colon and Rectal Surgery

Last updated
10/25/2018