Ikenna Okereke, MD

Director, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Fellowship Program

  • 519 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
20022020

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Research Output

  • 519 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
  • 37 Article
  • 6 Editorial
  • 5 Review article
2020

Timing to perform VATS for traumatic-retained hemothorax (a systematic review and meta-analysis)

Ziapour, B., Mostafidi, E., Sadeghi-Bazargani, H., Kabir, A. & Okereke, I., Apr 1 2020, In : European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. 46, 2, p. 337-346 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

2019

Associations of the microbiome and esophageal disease

Okereke, I., Hamilton, C., Wenholz, A., Jala, V., Giang, T., Reynolds, S., Miller, A. & Pyles, R., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Thoracic Disease. 11, p. S1588-S1593

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Commentary: Is radiation needed after resecting an early-stage small cell lung cancer?

Taylor, M. & Okereke, I., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access

Commentary: The transition from resident to attending is a marathon, not a sprint

Okereke, I., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access

Commentary: An aortic branch goes to the lung: So what?

Robinson, S. P. & Okereke, I., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access

Correlation between air quality and lung cancer incidence: A county by county analysis

Hughes, B. D., Maharsi, S., Obiarinze, R. N., Mehta, H. B., Nishi, S. & Okereke, I. C., Jan 1 2019, In : Surgery (United States).

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Microbiota of the Oropharynx and Endoscope Compared to the Esophagus

Okereke, I., Miller, A. L., Hamilton, C. F., Booth, A. L., Reep, G., Andersen, C. L., Reynolds, S. T. & Pyles, R., Dec 1 2019, In : Scientific reports. 9, 1, 10201.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Microflora composition in the gastrointestinal tract in patients with Barrett's esophagus

Okereke, I., Hamilton, C., Reep, G., Krill, T., Booth, A., Ghouri, Y., Jala, V., Andersen, C. & Pyles, R., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Thoracic Disease. 11, p. S1581-S1587

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pulmonary hepatoid adenocarcinoma

Ayub, A., Nunez Lopez, O., Booth, A. & Okereke, I., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

The changing landscape of esophageal disease

Okereke, I., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Thoracic Disease. 11, p. S1579-S1580

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Trends in lung cancer screening in the United States, 2016–2017

Okereke, I., Nishi, S., Zhou, J. & Goodwin, J., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Thoracic Disease. 11, 3, p. 873-881 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Use of Imaging and Diagnostic Procedures After Low-Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer

Nishi, S. P. E., Zhou, J., Okereke, I., Kuo, Y. F. & Goodwin, J., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Chest.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
2018

Chest wall resection for a giant angiomatosis lesion: A case report

Garza-Serna, U., Mohan, N., Miller, C. R., Qiu, S. & Okereke, I., Jan 1 2018, In : International Journal of Surgery Case Reports. 51, p. 117-119 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Contemporary treatment for thymic malignancies: What’s the bottom line?

Hughes, B. D., Maharsi, S. & Okereke, I., Sep 1 2018, In : Journal of Thoracic Disease. 10, p. S3047-S3049

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Dakin's Solution: “One of the most important and far-reaching contributions to the armamentarium of the surgeons”

Georgiadis, J., Nascimento, V. B., Donat, C., Okereke, I. & Mohajel Shoja, M., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Burns.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Factors during training which predict future use of minimally invasive thoracic surgery

Rothenberg, P. E., Hughes, B. D., Amirkhosravi, F., Onaiwu, B. P. & Okereke, I., Nov 1 2018, In : Annals of Medicine and Surgery. 35, p. 149-152 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Trends and Outcomes of Thoracoscopic Lobectomy or Segmentectomy: A National Surgical Quality Improvement Project Analysis

Mehta, H., Osasona, A., Shan, Y., Goodwin, J. & Okereke, I., Sep 1 2018, In : Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 30, 3, p. 350-359 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations
2017

Clinical Significance of Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum

Potz, B. A., Chao, L. H., Ng, T. T. & Okereke, I., 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Is three-dimensional printing the right fit for your reconstruction?

Okereke, I., 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Management of Gastroesophageal Junction Tumors

Okereke, I., Apr 1 2017, In : Surgical Clinics of North America. 97, 2, p. 265-275 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

4 Scopus citations

Post-transplant native pneumonectomy for interstitial fibrosis and small cell lung cancer

Li, R. T., Zahedi, S., Trieu, J., Lea, A., Calhoun, W., Duarte, A., Zhao, J. & Okereke, I., Dec 1 2017, In : Journal of Thoracic Disease. 9, 12, p. E1096-E1099

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2016

Effects of Implementation of Lung Cancer Screening at One Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Okereke, I., Bates, M. F., Jankowich, M. D., Rounds, S. I., Kimble, B. A., Baptiste, J. V., Ng, T. T. & Nici, L. L., Nov 1 2016, In : Chest. 150, 5, p. 1023-1029 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Historical perspectives of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Joel D. Cooper

Okereke, I., Cassivi, S. D. & Moon, M. R., Jun 1 2016, In : Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 151, 6, p. 1440-1443 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

1 Scopus citations

Outcomes after surgical resection of pulmonary carcinoid tumors

Okereke, I. C., Taber, A. M., Griffith, R. C. & Ng, T. T., Mar 2 2016, In : Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. 11, 1, 35.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations
2015

How should we treat air leaks?

Okereke, I., Apr 1 2015, In : Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 149, 4, p. 960-961 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Long-term survival after pneumonectomy for primary pulmonary malignant melanoma

Mahowald, M. K., Aswad, B. I., Okereke, I. C. & Ng, T., Apr 1 2015, In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 99, 4, p. 1428-1430 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations
2014

Malignant solitary fibrous tumour of the bronchus

Okereke, I. C., Frick, D. J., Sheski, F. D. & Cummings, O. W., Jan 1 2014, In : European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery. 45, 1, p. 191-192 2 p., ezt286.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Primary epithelioid trophoblastic tumor of the lung

Okereke, I. C. & Chen, S., Apr 2014, In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 97, 4, p. 1420-1421 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

The " cut-in patch-out" technique for Pancoast tumor resections results in postoperative pain reduction: A case control study

Weber, D. J., Okereke, I. C., Birdas, T. J., Ceppa, D. K. P., Rieger, K. M. & Kesler, K. A., Sep 30 2014, In : Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. 9, 1, 163.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Treatment of Clinical T2N0M0 Esophageal Cancer

Hardacker, T. J., Ceppa, D. K., Okereke, I., Rieger, K. M., Jalal, S. I., LeBlanc, J. K., DeWitt, J. M., Kesler, K. A. & Birdas, T. J., Oct 8 2014, In : Annals of surgical oncology. 21, 12, p. 3739-3743 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Scopus citations
2013

Economic and social changes among distressed family caregivers of lung cancer patients

Mosher, C. E., Champion, V. L., Azzoli, C. G., Hanna, N., Jalal, S. I., Fakiris, A. J., Birdas, T. J., Okereke, I. C., Kesler, K. A., Einhorn, L. H., Monahan, P. O. & Ostroff, J. S., Mar 1 2013, In : Supportive Care in Cancer. 21, 3, p. 819-826 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations

"Supercharged" isoperistaltic colon interposition for long-segment esophageal reconstruction

Kesler, K. A., Pillai, S. T., Birdas, T. J., Rieger, K. M., Okereke, I. C., Ceppa, D., Socas, J. & Starnes, S. L., Apr 1 2013, In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 95, 4, p. 1162-1169 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Scopus citations

Support service use and interest in support services among distressed family caregivers of lung cancer patients

Mosher, C. E., Champion, V. L., Hanna, N., Jalal, S. I., Fakiris, A. J., Birdas, T. J., Okereke, I. C., Kesler, K. A., Einhorn, L. H., Given, B. A., Monahan, P. O. & Ostroff, J. S., Jul 1 2013, In : Psycho-Oncology. 22, 7, p. 1549-1556 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Scopus citations
2012

Risk factors for bronchopleural fistula after right pneumonectomy: Does eliminating the stump diverticulum provide protection?

Birdas, T. J., Morad, M. H., Okereke, I. C., Rieger, K. M., Kruter, L. E., Mathur, P. N. & Kesler, K. A., Apr 1 2012, In : Annals of surgical oncology. 19, 4, p. 1336-1342 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

The "growing teratoma syndrome" in primary mediastinal nonseminomatous germ cell tumors: Criteria based on current practice

Kesler, K. A., Patel, J. B., Kruter, L. E., Birdas, T. J., Rieger, K. M., Okereke, I. C. & Einhorn, L. H., Aug 1 2012, In : Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 144, 2, p. 438-443 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Thymic carcinoma: Outcomes after surgical resection

Okereke, I. C., Kesler, K. A., Freeman, R. K., Rieger, K. M., Birdas, T. J., Ascioti, A. J., Badve, S., Nelson, R. P. & Loehrer, P. J., May 1 2012, In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 93, 5, p. 1668-1673 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

40 Scopus citations
2011

[18F]Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computerized tomography and lung cancer: A significant referral bias exists

Okereke, I. C., Gangadharan, S. P., Kent, M. S., Nicotera, S. P. & DeCamp, M. M., Apr 1 2011, In : European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery. 39, 4, p. 560-564 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Glomus tumor of the trachea

Okereke, I. C., Sheski, F. D. & Cummings, O. W., Jul 1 2011, In : Journal of Thoracic Oncology. 6, 7, p. 1290-1291 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations
3 Scopus citations
2010

Prognostic Indicators After Surgery for Thymoma

Okereke, I. C., Kesler, K. A., Morad, M. H., Mi, D., Rieger, K. M., Birdas, T. J., Badve, S., Henley, J. D., Turrentine, M. W., Nelson, R. P. & Loehrer, P. J., Apr 1 2010, In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 89, 4, p. 1071-1079 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Scopus citations

Results of superior vena cava reconstruction with externally stented-polytetrafluoroethylene vascular prostheses

Okereke, I. C., Kesler, K. A., Rieger, K. M., Birdas, T. J., Mi, D., Turrentine, M. W. & Brown, J. W., Aug 1 2010, In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 90, 2, p. 383-387 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Scopus citations
2009

Standard Uptake Value Predicts Survival in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Okereke, I. C., Gangadharan, S. P., Kent, M. S., Nicotera, S. P., Shen, C. & DeCamp, M. M., Sep 1 2009, In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 88, 3, p. 911-916 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

35 Scopus citations
2007

[18F]fluorodeoxyglucose uptake by positron emission tomography for diagnosis of suspected lung cancer: Impact of verification bias

Lauer, M. S., Murthy, S. C., Blackstone, E. H., Okereke, I. C. & Rice, T. W., Jan 22 2007, In : Archives of Internal Medicine. 167, 2, p. 161-165 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations
2006

A simple solution for complicated pleural effusions

Murthy, S. C., Okereke, I., Mason, D. P. & Rice, T. W., Sep 1 2006, In : Journal of Thoracic Oncology. 1, 7, p. 697-700 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Scopus citations
2005

Characterization and importance of air leak after lobectomy

Okereke, I., Murthy, S. C., Alster, J. M., Blackstone, E. H. & Rice, T. W., Apr 2005, In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 79, 4, p. 1167-1173 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

105 Scopus citations
2002

Persistent air-leak following pulmonary resection

Rice, T. W., Okereke, I. C. & Blackstone, E. H., Aug 1 2002, In : Chest Surgery Clinics of North America. 12, 3, p. 529-539 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

51 Scopus citations