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Briony Kate Varda, M.D.

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Macalester College, St. Paul, MNBA05/2005Psychology
University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MNMD05/2011Medicine
Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MAMPH05/2018Clinical Effectiveness

Overview
I was a Urology Resident at Brigham and Women's hospital, and I am currently a Pediatric Urology Fellow at Boston Children's Hospital as well as a Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services fellow. My research interests fall under the umbrella of Health Services, which includes the evaluation of healthcare delivery, utilization, costs and outcomes. Specifically, I am interested in assessing the value of new surgical technologies and evaluating the impact of clinical practice guidelines at the population level.

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  1. Finkelstein JB, Cahill D, Kurtz MP, Campbell J, Schumann C, Varda BK, Grant R, Humphrey K, Meyers H, Nelson CP, Estrada CR. The Use of Telemedicine for the Postoperative Urologic Care of Children: Results of a Pilot Program. J Urol. 2019 Jan 31. PMID: 30707132.
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  2. Varda BK, Glover M. Specialty Board Leave Policies for Resident Physicians Requesting Parental Leave. JAMA. 2018 12 11; 320(22):2374-2377. PMID: 30535211.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Rague J, Varda BK, Wagner AA, Lee RS. Delayed Return of Ejaculatory Function in Adolescent Males Treated With Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection and Adjuvant Therapy for Paratesticular Rhabdomyosarcoma. Urology. 2018 Oct 23. PMID: 30366047.
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  4. Varda BK, Rajender A, Yu RN, Lee RS. A contemporary single-institution retrospective cohort study comparing perioperative outcomes between robotic and open partial nephrectomy for poorly functioning renal moieties in children with duplex collecting systems. J Pediatr Urol. 2018 Dec; 14(6):549.e1-549.e8. PMID: 30172696.
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  5. Varda BK, Finkelstein JB, Wang HH, Logvinenko T, Nelson CP. The association between continuous antibiotic prophylaxis and UTI from birth until initial postnatal imaging evaluation among newborns with antenatal hydronephrosis. J Pediatr Urol. 2018 Dec; 14(6):539.e1-539.e6. PMID: 29891187.
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  6. Varda BK, Cho P, Wagner AA, Lee RS. Collaborating with our adult colleagues: A case series of robotic surgery for suspicious and cancerous lesions in children and young adults performed in a free-standing children's hospital. J Pediatr Urol. 2018 Apr; 14(2):182.e1-182.e8. PMID: 29503221.
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  7. Varda BK, Wang Y, Chung BI, Lee RS, Kurtz MP, Nelson CP, Chang SL. Has the robot caught up? National trends in utilization, perioperative outcomes, and cost for open, laparoscopic, and robotic pediatric pyeloplasty in the United States from 2003 to 2015. J Pediatr Urol. 2018 Aug; 14(4):336.e1-336.e8. PMID: 29530407.
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  8. Varda BK, Logvinenko T, Bauer S, Cilento B, Yu RN, Nelson CP. Minor procedure, major impact: Patient-reported outcomes following urethral meatotomy. J Pediatr Urol. 2018 Apr; 14(2):165.e1-165.e5. PMID: 29221617.
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  9. Kurtz MP, Leow JJ, Varda BK, Logvinenko T, Yu RN, Nelson CP, Chung BI, Chang SL. Robotic versus open pediatric ureteral reimplantation: Costs and complications from a nationwide sample. J Pediatr Urol. 2016 Dec; 12(6):408.e1-408.e6. PMID: 27593917.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Kurtz MP, Leow JJ, Varda BK, Logvinenko T, McQuaid JW, Yu RN, Nelson CP, Chung BI, Chang SL. The Decline of the Open Ureteral Reimplant in the United States: National Data From 2003 to 2013. Urology. 2017 Feb; 100:193-197. PMID: 27473557.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Ravi P, Sood A, Schmid M, Abdollah F, Sammon JD, Sun M, Klett DE, Varda B, Peabody JO, Menon M, Kibel AS, Nguyen PL, Trinh QD. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Perioperative Outcomes of Major Procedures: Results From the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Ann Surg. 2015 Dec; 262(6):955-64. PMID: 26501490.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Varda BK, Johnson EK, Johnson KL, Rosoklija I, Baum MA, Nelson CP. Imaging and surgical utilization for pediatric cystinuria patients: A single-institution cohort study. J Pediatr Urol. 2016 Apr; 12(2):106.e1-7. PMID: 26597229.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Raup VT, Hess DS, Hanske J, Schmid M, Varda B, Das A, Trinh QD, Eswara JR. Patient Characteristics and Perioperative Outcomes of Female Urethral Diverticulectomy: Analysis of a Multi-Institutional Prospective Database. Urology. 2015 Oct; 86(4):712-5. PMID: 26190087.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Varda B, Sood A, Krishna N, Gandaglia G, Sammon JD, Zade J, Schmid M, Zorn KC, Trinh QD, Bhojani N. National rates and risk factors for stent failure after successful insertion in patients with obstructed, infected upper tract stones. Can Urol Assoc J. 2015 Mar-Apr; 9(3-4):E164-71. PMID: 26085874; PMCID: PMC4455634.
    Citations: 3     
  15. Varda BK, McNabb-Baltar J, Sood A, Ghani KR, Kibel AS, Letendre J, Menon M, Sammon JD, Schmid M, Sun M, Trinh QD, Bhojani N. Urolithiasis and urinary tract infection among patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a review of US emergency department visits between 2006 and 2009. Urology. 2015 Apr; 85(4):764-70. PMID: 25669736.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Sammon JD, McKay RR, Kim SP, Sood A, Sukumar S, Hayn MH, Hu JC, Kibel AS, Nguyen PL, Peabody JO, Saad F, Sun M, Varda B, Menon M, Choueiri TK, Trinh QD. Burden of hospital admissions and utilization of hospice care in metastatic prostate cancer patients. Urology. 2015 Feb; 85(2):343-9. PMID: 25623683.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Gandaglia G, Ghani KR, Sood A, Meyers JR, Sammon JD, Schmid M, Varda B, Briganti A, Montorsi F, Sun M, Menon M, Kibel AS, Trinh QD. Effect of minimally invasive surgery on the risk for surgical site infections: results from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Database. JAMA Surg. 2014 Oct; 149(10):1039-44. PMID: 25143176.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Ruhotina N, Dagenais J, Gandaglia G, Sood A, Abdollah F, Chang SL, Leow JJ, Olugbade K, Rai A, Sammon JD, Schmid M, Varda B, Zorn KC, Menon M, Kibel AS, Trinh QD. The impact of resident involvement in minimally-invasive urologic oncology procedures. Can Urol Assoc J. 2014 Sep; 8(9-10):334-40. PMID: 25408800; PMCID: PMC4216291.
    Citations: 6     
  19. Gandaglia G, Varda B, Sood A, Pucheril D, Konijeti R, Sammon JD, Sukumar S, Menon M, Sun M, Chang SL, Montorsi F, Kibel AS, Trinh QD. Short-term perioperative outcomes of patients treated with radical cystectomy for bladder cancer included in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database. Can Urol Assoc J. 2014 Sep; 8(9-10):E681-7. PMID: 25408807; PMCID: PMC4216299.
    Citations: 8     
  20. Sammon JD, Pucheril D, Abdollah F, Varda B, Sood A, Bhojani N, Chang SL, Kim SP, Ruhotina N, Schmid M, Sun M, Kibel AS, Menon M, Semel ME, Trinh QD. Preventable mortality after common urological surgery: failing to rescue? BJU Int. 2015 Apr; 115(4):666-74. PMID: 24913548.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Ravi P, Karakiewicz PI, Roghmann F, Gandaglia G, Choueiri TK, Menon M, McKay RR, Nguyen PL, Sammon JD, Sukumar S, Varda B, Chang SL, Kibel AS, Sun M, Trinh QD. Mental health outcomes in elderly men with prostate cancer. Urol Oncol. 2014 Nov; 32(8):1333-40. PMID: 25153773.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Varda BK, Schmid M, Trinh QD. Predicting other-cause mortality: the minimalistic approach. Eur Urol. 2014 Dec; 66(6):1010-1. PMID: 25145550.
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  23. Schmid M, Abd-El-Barr AE, Gandaglia G, Sood A, Olugbade K, Ruhotina N, Sammon JD, Varda B, Chang SL, Kibel AS, Chun FK, Menon M, Fisch M, Trinh QD. Predictors of 30-day acute kidney injury following radical and partial nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma. Urol Oncol. 2014 Nov; 32(8):1259-66. PMID: 25129142.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Sukumar S, Djahangirian O, Sood A, Sammon JD, Varda B, Janosek-Albright K, Abd-El-Barr AE, Sun M, Trinh QD. Minimally invasive vs open pyeloplasty in children: the differential effect of procedure volume on operative outcomes. Urology. 2014 Jul; 84(1):180-4. PMID: 24713134.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Bhojani N, Gandaglia G, Sood A, Rai A, Pucheril D, Chang SL, Karakiewicz PI, Menon M, Olugbade K, Ruhotina N, Sammon JD, Sukumar S, Sun M, Ghani KR, Schmid M, Varda B, Kibel AS, Zorn KC, Trinh QD. Morbidity and mortality after benign prostatic hyperplasia surgery: data from the American College of Surgeons national surgical quality improvement program. J Endourol. 2014 Jul; 28(7):831-40. PMID: 24517323.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Sukumar S, Roghmann F, Sood A, Abdo A, Menon M, Sammon JD, Sun M, Varda B, Trinh QD, Elder JS. Correction of ureteropelvic junction obstruction in children: national trends and comparative effectiveness in operative outcomes. J Endourol. 2014 May; 28(5):592-8. PMID: 24372348.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Varda BK, Johnson EK, Clark C, Chung BI, Nelson CP, Chang SL. National trends of perioperative outcomes and costs for open, laparoscopic and robotic pediatric pyeloplasty. J Urol. 2014 Apr; 191(4):1090-5. PMID: 24513164; PMCID: PMC4154938.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. St Aubin M, Willihnganz-Lawson K, Varda BK, Fine M, Adejoro O, Prosen T, Lewis JM, Shukla AR. Society for fetal urology recommendations for postnatal evaluation of prenatal hydronephrosis--will fewer voiding cystourethrograms lead to more urinary tract infections? J Urol. 2013 Oct; 190(4 Suppl):1456-61. PMID: 23791909.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Duffey B, Varda B, Konety B. Quality of evidence to compare outcomes of open and robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. Curr Urol Rep. 2011 Jun; 12(3):229-36. PMID: 21365234.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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Funded by the NIH/NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, grant number UL1TR001102, and through institutional support from Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.