Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Fibroids
  • Pelvic pain
  • Heavy periods
  • Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ovarian masses/cysts
  • Endometriosis
  • Alternatives to hysterectomy

Academic Appointments


Honors & Awards


  • Carlo Romanini Award for the Best Video in the Category of Endometriosis, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) (November 2013)
  • Kurt Semm award for the Best Video in the Category of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Surgeries, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) (November 2013)
  • First Prize Video Award at ACOG 2013 Annual Clinical Meeting Film Festival, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) (May 2013)
  • Best Video in the Category of Education, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) (November 2012)
  • First prize in Bay Area Resident Research, San Francisco Gynecological Society (June 2011)
  • AAGL Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Gynecology, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) (June 2010)
  • Winner of UCSF Creative Writing Contest, University of California, San Francisco, Academic Diversity Program (June 2010)
  • Medical Residents Excellence Award, North American Menopause Society (October 2009)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, University of California, San Francisco (May 2007)
  • Rufus Choate Scholar, Dartmouth College (June 2002)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Dartmouth College (June 2002)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) (2007 - Present)
  • Member, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) (2010 - Present)
  • Peer Reviewer, Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology (2011 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Fellowship:University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2013) PA
  • Residency:University of California San Francisco (2011) CA
  • Medical Education:University of California San Francisco (2007) CA
  • BA, Dartmouth College, NH (2002)

Community and International Work


  • Availability of anti-retroviral therapy in Kisumu, Kenya

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Kenya Medical Research Institute

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • J. William Fulbright Scholarship in Mokpo, South Korea

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Fulbright US Scholar Program

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

Publications

Journal Articles


  • Utilization of and charges for robotic versus laparoscopic versus open surgery for endometrial cancer JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY Yu, X., Lum, D., Kiet, T. K., Fuh, K. C., Orr, J., Brooks, R. A., Ueda, S. M., Chen, L., Kapp, D. S., Chan, J. K. 2013; 107 (6): 653-658

    Abstract

    To analyze the utilization and hospital charges associated with robotic (RS) versus laparoscopic (LS) versus open surgery (OS) in endometrial cancer patients.Hospital discharge data were extracted from Florida Agency for Health Care Administration between October 2008 and December 2009.Of 2,247 patients (median age: 64 years), 29% had RS, 10% had LS, and 61% had OS. The mean length of hospital stay was 1.6, 1.8, and 3.9 days for RS, LS, and OS, respectively (P < 0.001). The median hospital charge was $51,569, $37,202, and $36,492, for RS, LS, and OS (P < 0.001), with operating room charges ($22,600, $13,684, and $11,272) accounting for the major difference. Robotic surgery utilization increased by 11% (23-34%) over time.In this statewide analysis of endometrial cancer patients, the utilization of robotic surgery increased and is associated with higher hospital charges compared to laparoscopic and open procedures.

    View details for DOI 10.1002/jso.23275

    View details for Web of Science ID 000317939400017

    View details for PubMedID 23129514

  • Laparoscopic management of rectus sheath hematomas. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Chamsy, D., Lum, D., Mansuria, S. 2013
  • Cytologic findings in experimental in vivo fallopian tube brush specimens Acta Cytologica Rodriguez, E., Lum, D., Guido, R., Austin, R. M. 2013

Books and Book Chapters


  • Total laparoscopic hysterectomy Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Lum, D., Lee, T. McGraw Hill Publishers. 2012

Presentations


  • Use of unidirectional barbed suture in closure of the vaginal cuff during total laparoscopic hysterectomy

    Research abstract

    Time Period

    11/7/2012

    Presented To

    41st AAGL annual conference

    Location

    Las Vegas, NV

  • Disparities associated with use of robotic vs. laparoscopic vs. open surgery for endometrial cancer

    Research abstract

    Time Period

    11/7/2010

    Presented To

    39th AAGL annual conference

    Location

    Orlando, FL

  • Laparoscopic approach to the retroperitoneum

    Video abstract

    Time Period

    5/7/2013

    Presented To

    61st ACOG Annual Clinical Meeting

    Location

    New Orleans, LA

  • Laparoscopic excision of bladder endometriosis

    Video abstract

    Time Period

    4/9/2013

    Presented To

    39th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

    Location

    Charleston, SC

  • Laparoscopic approach to the pelvic sidewall

    Video abstract

    Time Period

    11/7/2012

    Presented To

    41st AAGL annual conference

    Location

    Las Vegas, NV

  • Use of a chicken thigh model to teach laparoscopic electrosurgery

    Video abstract

    Time Period

    11/8/2012

    Presented To

    41st AAGL annual conference

    Location

    Las Vegas, NV

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