Past Resident Case Competitions




First Place:   Benjamin Zendejas, MD   Boston Children’s Hospital

“Abdominoschisis: What to do when the abdominal wall is missing”

“The Boston Surgical Society Case of the Year Competition, was the perfect opportunity to highlight some of the exciting work we do with others colleagues in the area. It also allows us to stimulate young trainees to practice and improve their presentation skills”

First place - Benjamin Zendejas, MD, Boston Children's
First Place: Benjamin Zendejas, MD, Boston Children’s

Second Place: Emily Palmquist, MD Tufts Medical Center

“Ex-vivo renal artery reconstruction for renal artery aneurysm in a patient with a solitary kidney”

“Participating in the Boston Surgical Society Case of the Year offered an opportunity to showcase an exciting case and to hear from residents around town. Not only does a little competition bring out the best in a surgical resident, but this format allows everyone to learn, network and establish friendships.”

Second Place -Emily Palmquist, MD,Tufts
Second Place: Emily Palmquist, MD,Tufts

Third Place: Jordan Bloom, MD Massachusetts General Hospital

“Complex Thoracoabdominal Reconstruction for Pentalogy of Cantrell”

“Sharing our case with colleagues from other hospitals in the area, and seeing the remarkable cases they also present provides a sense of camaraderie and unification in addition to education. It was a terrific evening!”

Third Place - Jordan Bloom, MD, MGH
Third Place: Jordan Bloom, MD, MGH


The competition was held at the Harvard Club, Commonwealth Avenue, and in 2018 it was held at The Doubletree Hotel in Cambridge under the direction of Vice-President Donald Hess MD. Both of the evenings were successful, entertaining and educational as reflected in the attendance, the enthusiasm of the crowd and the quality of the presentations. The only downside was having to pick only 3 winners!