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  1. Agbafe V, Lane M, Sheetz K, Morrison SD. Beyond the Binary: Considerations About Gender-Affirming Care for the General Surgeon. Ann Surg. 2021 Nov 18. View in PubMed
  2. Wakam GK, Sheetz KH, Gerhardinger L, Montgomery JR, Waits SA. Population-based Trends in Obesity and Kidney Transplantation Among Patients With End-stage Kidney Disease. Transplant Direct. 2021 Dec; 7(12):e787. View in PubMed
  3. Schwartzman DA, Sheetz KH, Fendrick AM. Refining the Recipe for Alternative Payment Models for Surgical Care-Importance of Patient Mix and Venue Match. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Sep 01; 4(9):e2128258. View in PubMed
  4. Brown CS, Waits SA, Englesbe MJ, Sonnenday CJ, Sheetz KH. Associations Among Different Domains of Quality Among US Liver Transplant Programs. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Aug 02; 4(8):e2118502. View in PubMed
  5. Sheetz KH, Gerhardinger L, Ryan AM, Waits SA. Changes in Dialysis Center Quality Associated With the End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program : An Observational Study With a Regression Discontinuity Design. Ann Intern Med. 2021 08; 174(8):1058-1064. View in PubMed
  6. Sheetz KH, Waits SA. Outcome of a Change in Allocation of Livers for Transplant in the United States. JAMA Surg. 2021 May 01; 156(5):496-498. View in PubMed
  7. Sheetz KH, Massarweh NN. Toward IDEAL Adoption of Robotic Surgery Into Clinical Practice-Lessons From Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. JAMA Surg. 2021 Apr 01; 156(4):301-302. View in PubMed
  8. Sheetz KH, Waits SA. Unravelling the Obesity Paradox Through Bariatric Surgery-Reply. JAMA Surg. 2020 12 01; 155(12):1174-1175. View in PubMed
  9. da Costa WL, Tran Cao HS, Sheetz KH, Gu X, Norton EC, Massarweh NN. Comparative Effectiveness of Neoadjuvant Therapy and Upfront Resection for Patients with Resectable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: An Instrumental Variable Analysis. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Jun; 28(6):3186-3195. View in PubMed
  10. Sheetz KH, Massarweh NN. Centralization of High-risk Surgery in the US: Feasible Solution or More Trouble Than It Is Worth? JAMA. 2020 07 28; 324(4):339-340. View in PubMed
  11. Sheetz KH, Gerhardinger L, Dimick JB, Waits SA. Bariatric Surgery and Long-term Survival in Patients With Obesity and End-stage Kidney Disease. JAMA Surg. 2020 07 01; 155(7):581-588. View in PubMed
  12. Cher BAY, Ryan AM, Hoffman GJ, Sheetz KH. Association of Medicaid Eligibility With Surgical Readmission Among Medicare Beneficiaries. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 06 01; 3(6):e207426. View in PubMed
  13. Sankaran R, Gulseren B, Nuliyalu U, Dimick JB, Sheetz K, Arntson E, Chhabra K, Ryan AM. A Comparison of Estimated Cost Savings from Potential Reductions in Hospital-Acquired Conditions to Levied Penalties Under the CMS Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2020 08; 46(8):438-447. View in PubMed
  14. Montgomery JR, Cohen JA, Brown CS, Sheetz KH, Chao GF, Waits SA, Telem DA. Perioperative risks of bariatric surgery among patients with and without history of solid organ transplant. Am J Transplant. 2020 09; 20(9):2530-2539. View in PubMed
  15. Sheetz KH, Smith ME, Nathan H, Dimick JB. Employee Healthcare Travel Programs: Promise or Hype? Ann Surg. 2020 05; 271(5):815-816. View in PubMed
  16. Sheetz KH, Chhabra K, Nathan H, Dimick JB. The Quality of Surgical Care at Hospitals Associated With America's Highest-rated Medical Centers. Ann Surg. 2020 05; 271(5):862-867. View in PubMed
  17. Chhabra KR, McGuire K, Sheetz KH, Scott JW, Nuliyalu U, Ryan AM. Most Patients Undergoing Ground And Air Ambulance Transportation Receive Sizable Out-Of-Network Bills. Health Aff (Millwood). 2020 05; 39(5):777-782. View in PubMed
  18. Sheetz KH, Nuliyalu U, Nathan H, Sonnenday CJ. Association of Surgeon Case Numbers of Pancreaticoduodenectomies vs Related Procedures With Patient Outcomes to Inform Volume-Based Credentialing. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 04 01; 3(4):e203850. View in PubMed
  19. Vu JV, Sheetz KH, De Roo AC, Hiatt T, Hendren S. Variation in colectomy rates for benign polyp and colorectal cancer. Surg Endosc. 2021 02; 35(2):802-808. View in PubMed
  20. Chhabra KR, Sheetz KH, Nuliyalu U, Dekhne MS, Ryan AM, Dimick JB. Out-of-Network Bills for Privately Insured Patients Undergoing Elective Surgery With In-Network Primary Surgeons and Facilities. JAMA. 2020 02 11; 323(6):538-547. View in PubMed
  21. Sheetz KH, Claflin J, Dimick JB. Trends in the Adoption of Robotic Surgery for Common Surgical Procedures. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 01 03; 3(1):e1918911. View in PubMed
  22. Sheetz KH, Norton EC, Dimick JB, Regenbogen SE. Perioperative Outcomes and Trends in the Use of Robotic Colectomy for Medicare Beneficiaries From 2010 Through 2016. JAMA Surg. 2020 01 01; 155(1):41-49. View in PubMed
  23. Sheetz KH, Ryan A. Accuracy of quality measurement for the Hospital Acquired Conditions Reduction Program. BMJ Qual Saf. 2020 07; 29(7):605-607. View in PubMed
  24. Chhabra KR, Sheetz KH, Regenbogen SE, Dimick JB, Nathan H. Wide Variation in Surgical Spending Within Hospital Systems: A Missed Opportunity for Bundled Payment Success. Ann Surg. 2019 Dec 10. View in PubMed
  25. Sheetz KH, Chhabra KR, Smith ME, Dimick JB, Nathan H. Association of Discretionary Hospital Volume Standards for High-risk Cancer Surgery With Patient Outcomes and Access, 2005-2016. JAMA Surg. 2019 11 01; 154(11):1005-1012. View in PubMed
  26. Sheetz KH, Dimick JB, Englesbe MJ, Ryan AM. Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program Is Not Associated With Additional Patient Safety Improvement. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 11; 38(11):1858-1865. View in PubMed
  27. Sheetz KH, Dimick JB. Issues in the Adoption of Robotic Surgery-Reply. JAMA. 2019 10 08; 322(14):1414-1415. View in PubMed
  28. Sheetz KH, Ryan AM, Ibrahim AM, Dimick JB. Association of Hospital Network Participation With Surgical Outcomes and Medicare Expenditures. Ann Surg. 2019 08; 270(2):288-294. View in PubMed
  29. Sheetz KH, Woodside KJ, Shahinian VB, Dimick JB, Montgomery JR, Waits SA. Trends in Bariatric Surgery Procedures among Patients with ESKD in the United States. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 08 07; 14(8):1193-1199. View in PubMed
  30. Sheetz KH, Dimick JB, Nathan H. Centralization of High-Risk Cancer Surgery Within Existing Hospital Systems. J Clin Oncol. 2019 12 01; 37(34):3234-3242. View in PubMed
  31. Sheetz KH, Dimick JB, Regenbogen SE. How Patient Complexity and Surgical Approach Influence Episode-Based Payment Models for Colectomy. Dis Colon Rectum. 2019 06; 62(6):739-746. View in PubMed
  32. Ibrahim AM, Sheetz KH, Dimick JB. Improving the Delivery of Surgical Care Within Regional Hospital Networks. Ann Surg. 2019 06; 269(6):1016-1017. View in PubMed
  33. Sheetz KH, Nathan H, Dimick JB. Patients' Perceptions of Hospitals Affiliated with America's Highest-Rated Medical Centers. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 06; 34(6):787-788. View in PubMed
  34. Sheetz KH, Ibrahim AM, Nathan H, Dimick JB. Variation in Surgical Outcomes Across Networks of the Highest-Rated US Hospitals. JAMA Surg. 2019 06 01; 154(6):510-515. View in PubMed
  35. Sheetz KH, Dimick JB. Is It Time for Safeguards in the Adoption of Robotic Surgery? JAMA. 2019 05 28; 321(20):1971-1972. View in PubMed
  36. Claflin J, Dimick JB, Campbell DA, Englesbe MJ, Sheetz KH. Understanding Disparities in Surgical Outcomes for Medicaid Beneficiaries. World J Surg. 2019 Apr; 43(4):981-987. View in PubMed
  37. Tignanelli CJ, Sheetz KH, Petersen A, Park PK, Napolitano LM, Cooke CR, Cherry-Bukowiec JR. Utilization of Intensive Care Unit Nutrition Consultation Is Associated With Reduced Mortality. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2020 02; 44(2):213-219. View in PubMed
  38. Waits SA, Sheetz KH, Ghaferi AA. Considering Bariatric Surgery in Patients With Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis-Worth the Risk. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 02 01; 2(2):e190053. View in PubMed
  39. Sheetz KH, Kenney B, Dupree JM, Campbell DA, Englesbe MJ. Targeting Value-Driven Quality Improvement for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Michigan. Ann Surg. 2019 01; 269(1):127-132. View in PubMed
  40. Pizer SD, Frakt AB, Sheetz K, Clancy C. Testing Novel Payment and Delivery Approaches Through the Veterans Health Administration's New Center for Innovation. Ann Intern Med. 2019 01 15; 170(2):112-113. View in PubMed
  41. Sheetz KH, Ibrahim AM, Regenbogen SE, Dimick JB. Surgeon Experience and Medicare Expenditures for Laparoscopic Compared to Open Colectomy. Ann Surg. 2018 12; 268(6):1036-1042. View in PubMed
  42. Sheetz KH, Waits SA. Common mistakes when using large databases for surgical research. Surgery. 2019 02; 165(2):259-260. View in PubMed
  43. Sheetz KH, Clancy CM. Veterans Affairs Health Care-It is the Local Market. Health Serv Res. 2018 12; 53(6):4118-4122. View in PubMed
  44. Sheetz KH, Shulkin DJ. Why the VA Needs More Competition. N Engl J Med. 2018 Jun 21; 378(25):2356-2357. View in PubMed
  45. Sheetz KH, Englesbe MJ. Rethinking performance benchmarks in kidney transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2018 09; 18(9):2109-2110. View in PubMed
  46. Vu JV, Englesbe MJ, Sheetz KH. Invited commentary: databases for surgical health services research: collaborative quality improvement programs. Surgery. 2018 Feb 15. View in PubMed
  47. Sheetz K. Databases for surgical health services research: Medicare claims. Surgery. 2018 12; 164(6):1135-1136. View in PubMed
  48. Sheetz KH, Norton EC, Regenbogen SE, Dimick JB. An Instrumental Variable Analysis Comparing Medicare Expenditures for Laparoscopic vs Open Colectomy. JAMA Surg. 2017 Oct 01; 152(10):921-929. View in PubMed
  49. Englesbe MJ, Grenda DR, Sullivan JA, Derstine BA, Kenney BN, Sheetz KH, Palazzolo WC, Wang NC, Goulson RL, Lee JS, Wang SC. The Michigan Surgical Home and Optimization Program is a scalable model to improve care and reduce costs. Surgery. 2017 06; 161(6):1659-1666. View in PubMed
  50. Varban OA, Sheetz KH, Cassidy RB, Stricklen A, Carlin AM, Dimick JB, Finks JF. Evaluating the effect of operative technique on leaks after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: a case-control study. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 Apr; 13(4):560-567. View in PubMed
  51. Sheetz KH, Dimick JB. Minimally invasive operative techniques: Is less always more? Surgery. 2017 05; 161(5):1455-1457. View in PubMed
  52. Sheetz KH, Derstine B, Englesbe MJ. Propensity scores for comparative effectiveness research: Finding the right match. Surgery. 2016 12; 160(6):1425-1426. View in PubMed
  53. Chakrabarti AK, Sheetz KH, Katariya NN, Singer AL, Hewitt WR, Heilman RL, Khamash H, Reddy KS, Moss AA, Mathur AK. Do Patient Assessments of Hospital Quality Correlate With Kidney Transplantation Surgical Outcomes? Transplant Proc. 2016 Jul-Aug; 48(6):1986-92. View in PubMed
  54. Sheetz K, Hemmila MR, Duby A, Krapohl G, Morris A, Campbell DA, Hendren S. Results of a statewide survey of surgeons' care practices for emergency Hartmann's procedure. J Surg Res. 2016 09; 205(1):108-14. View in PubMed
  55. Sheetz KH, Dimick JB, Ghaferi AA. Impact of Hospital Characteristics on Failure to Rescue Following Major Surgery. Ann Surg. 2016 Apr; 263(4):692-7. View in PubMed
  56. Sheetz KH, Norton EC, Birkmeyer JD, Dimick JB. Provider Experience and the Comparative Safety of Laparoscopic and Open Colectomy. Health Serv Res. 2017 Feb; 52(1):56-73. View in PubMed
  57. Reames BN, Sheetz KH, Englesbe MJ, Waits SA. Evaluating the Use of Twitter to Enhance the Educational Experience of a Medical School Surgery Clerkship. J Surg Educ. 2016 Jan-Feb; 73(1):73-8. View in PubMed
  58. Varban OA, Cassidy RB, Sheetz KH, Cain-Nielsen A, Carlin AM, Schram JL, Weiner MJ, Bacal D, Stricklen A, Finks JF, Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative. Technique or technology? Evaluating leaks after gastric bypass. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2016 Feb; 12(2):264-72. View in PubMed
  59. Waits SA, Hilliard P, Sheetz KH, Sung RS, Englesbe MJ. Building the case for enhanced recovery protocols in living kidney donors. Transplantation. 2015 Feb; 99(2):405-8. View in PubMed
  60. Sheetz KH, Englesbe MJ. Recognizing unique domains of quality surgical care. Ann Surg. 2015 Jan; 261(1):9-11. View in PubMed
  61. Corona LE, Swenson CW, Sheetz KH, Shelby G, Berger MB, Pearlman MD, Campbell DA, DeLancey JO, Morgan DM. Use of other treatments before hysterectomy for benign conditions in a statewide hospital collaborative. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Mar; 212(3):304.e1-7. View in PubMed
  62. Sheetz KH, Dimick JB, Ghaferi AA. The association between hospital care intensity and surgical outcomes in medicare patients. JAMA Surg. 2014 Dec; 149(12):1254-9. View in PubMed
  63. Reames BN, Sheetz KH, Waits SA, Dimick JB, Regenbogen SE. Geographic variation in use of laparoscopic colectomy for colon cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Nov 10; 32(32):3667-72. View in PubMed
  64. Waits SA, Reames BN, Sheetz KH, Englesbe MJ, Campbell DA. Anticipating the effects of Medicaid expansion on surgical care. JAMA Surg. 2014 Jul; 149(7):745-7. View in PubMed
  65. Sheetz KH, Waits SA, Girotti ME, Campbell DA, Englesbe MJ. Patients' perspectives of care and surgical outcomes in Michigan: an analysis using the CAHPS hospital survey. Ann Surg. 2014 Jul; 260(1):5-9. View in PubMed
  66. Miller AL, Min LC, Diehl KM, Cron DC, Chan CL, Sheetz KH, Terjimanian MN, Sullivan JA, Palazzolo WC, Wang SC, Hall KE, Englesbe MJ. Analytic morphomics corresponds to functional status in older patients. J Surg Res. 2014 Nov; 192(1):19-26. View in PubMed
  67. Sheetz KH, Krell RW, Englesbe MJ, Birkmeyer JD, Campbell DA, Ghaferi AA. The importance of the first complication: understanding failure to rescue after emergent surgery in the elderly. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Sep; 219(3):365-70. View in PubMed
  68. Sheetz KH, Waits SA, Krell RW, Morris AM, Englesbe MJ, Mullard A, Campbell DA, Hendren S. Complication rates of ostomy surgery are high and vary significantly between hospitals. Dis Colon Rectum. 2014 May; 57(5):632-7. View in PubMed
  69. Waits SA, Kim EK, Terjimanian MN, Tishberg LM, Harbaugh CM, Sheetz KH, Sonnenday CJ, Sullivan J, Wang SC, Englesbe MJ. Morphometric age and mortality after liver transplant. JAMA Surg. 2014 Apr; 149(4):335-40. View in PubMed
  70. Zarinsefat A, Terjimanian MN, Sheetz KH, Stein IC, Mazurek AA, Waits SA, Sullivan JA, Wang SC, Englesbe MJ. Perioperative changes in trunk musculature and postoperative outcomes. J Surg Res. 2014 Sep; 191(1):106-12. View in PubMed
  71. Underwood PW, Sheetz KH, Cron DC, Terjimanian MN, Englesbe MJ, Waits SA. Cigarette smoking in living kidney donors: donor and recipient outcomes. Clin Transplant. 2014 Apr; 28(4):419-22. View in PubMed
  72. Sheetz KH, Corona L, Cramm S, Haddad A, Kolar L, Kozminski D, Miller A, Mualla R, Underwood P, Waits SA, Krapohl G, Campbell DA, Englesbe MJ. Variation in ambulatory surgery utilization in Michigan. J Surg Res. 2014 Jun 15; 189(2):255-61. View in PubMed
  73. Kim EK, Sheetz KH, Bonn J, DeRoo S, Lee C, Stein I, Zarinsefat A, Cai S, Campbell DA, Englesbe MJ. A statewide colectomy experience: the role of full bowel preparation in preventing surgical site infection. Ann Surg. 2014 Feb; 259(2):310-4. View in PubMed
  74. Sheetz KH, Guy K, Allison JH, Barnhart KA, Hawken SR, Hayden EL, Starr JB, Terjimanian MN, Waits SA, Mullard AJ, Krapohl G, Ghaferi AA, Campbell DA, Englesbe MJ. Improving the care of elderly adults undergoing surgery in Michigan. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Feb; 62(2):352-7. View in PubMed
  75. Waits SA, Sheetz KH, Campbell DA, Ghaferi AA, Englesbe MJ, Eliason JL, Henke PK. Failure to rescue and mortality following repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Apr; 59(4):909-914.e1. View in PubMed
  76. Cron DC, Coleman DM, Sheetz KH, Englesbe MJ, Waits SA. Aneurysms in abdominal organ transplant recipients. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Mar; 59(3):594-8. View in PubMed
  77. Sheetz KH, Waits SA, Terjimanian MN, Sullivan J, Campbell DA, Wang SC, Englesbe MJ. Cost of major surgery in the sarcopenic patient. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Nov; 217(5):813-8. View in PubMed
  78. Sheetz KH, Waits SA, Krell RW, Campbell DA, Englesbe MJ, Ghaferi AA. Improving mortality following emergent surgery in older patients requires focus on complication rescue. Ann Surg. 2013 Oct; 258(4):614-7; discussion 617-8. View in PubMed
  79. Sheetz KH, Kanitz WJ, Englesbe MJ, Waits SA. 5 years after tragedy: an update on organ procurement travel in Michigan. Am J Transplant. 2013 Oct; 13(10):2771-2. View in PubMed
  80. Englesbe MJ, Terjimanian MN, Lee JS, Sheetz KH, Harbaugh CM, Hussain A, Holcombe SA, Sullivan J, Campbell DA, Wang SC, Sonnenday CJ. Morphometric age and surgical risk. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 May; 216(5):976-85. View in PubMed
  81. Sheetz KH, Zhao L, Holcombe SA, Wang SC, Reddy RM, Lin J, Orringer MB, Chang AC. Decreased core muscle size is associated with worse patient survival following esophagectomy for cancer. Dis Esophagus. 2013 Sep-Oct; 26(7):716-22. View in PubMed
  82. Englesbe MJ, Lee JS, He K, Fan L, Schaubel DE, Sheetz KH, Harbaugh CM, Holcombe SA, Campbell DA, Sonnenday CJ, Wang SC. Analytic morphomics, core muscle size, and surgical outcomes. Ann Surg. 2012 Aug; 256(2):255-61. View in PubMed
  83. Lee JS, Terjimanian MN, Tishberg LM, Alawieh AZ, Harbaugh CM, Sheetz KH, Holcombe SA, Wang SC, Sonnenday CJ, Englesbe MJ. Surgical site infection and analytic morphometric assessment of body composition in patients undergoing midline laparotomy. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Aug; 213(2):236-44. View in PubMed
  84. Specht KM, Sheetz KH, Alexander CM, Lamech LT, O'Connor LH, Walker DM, Stevenson HP. Expression and characterization of penicillin-binding proteins in Burkholderia cenocepacia. Curr Microbiol. 2010 Apr; 60(4):274-9. View in PubMed
  85. Granoff DM, Sheetz K, Pandey JP, Nahm MH, Rambeck JH, Jacobs JL, Musser J, Selander RK, Kabeer M, Murphy TV. Host and bacterial factors associated with Haemophilus influenzae type b disease in Minnesota children vaccinated with type b polysaccharide vaccine. J Infect Dis. 1989 May; 159(5):908-16. View in PubMed