Luise Pernar, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Surgery
Gastrointestinal Surgery

MD, Harvard Medical School

Luise Pernar, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in Gastrointestinal Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine. Before coming to Boston University, she had three research fellowships. The first was a Surgical Education Research Fellowship at Brigham and Women's, then a Medical Education Research Fellowship at The Academy at Harvard Medical School, and finally the Arthur Tracy Cabot Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Surgery and Public Health. Her performance during these appointments earned her the Harvard Medical School Excellence in Tutoring Certificate and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Surgery Excellence in Teaching Award. She has taught eight different medical courses and has served as a long-time mentor to multiple graduate students. Currently, she is an Ad Hoc Reviewer for the Journal of Surgical Education, the Journal of Obesity Surgery, the Journal of Medical Education, JAMA Surgery, and the Journal of Surgical Endoscopy.

2014 American College of Surgeons: Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching
2014 Excellence in Teaching Award: Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Surgery
2013 Joseph E. Murray and Simon J. Simonian Prize for Research Excellence in Surgery
2012 Harvard Medical School: Medical Education Day Abstract Award
2012 Brigham and Women’s Hospital: Department of Surgery Excellence in Teaching Award
2011 Harvard Medical School: Excellence in Tutoring Certificate
2010 Harvard Medical School: Excellence in Tutoring Certificate
1999 Bryn Mawr College: Departmental Honors, Psychology
1999 Bryn Mawr College: Magna Cum Laude

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  1. Schultz KS, Hess DT, Sachs TE, Tseng JF, Pernar LIM. A Structured Mentorship Elective Deepens Personal Connections and Increases Scholarly Achievements of Senior Surgery Residents. J Surg Educ. 2020 Aug 27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32863175
  2. Davies J, Pernar L, Eble D, Fernandez AZ, Carmine B, Hess D, Carter C. Use of a Laparoscopic Witzel Gastrostomy Without Gastropexy in Bariatric and General Surgery. Obes Surg. 2020 Aug 25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32839931
  3. Aly S, de Geus SWL, Carter CO, Hess DT, Tseng JF, Pernar LIM. Laparoscopic versus open ventral hernia repair in the elderly: a propensity score-matched analysis. Hernia. 2020 Jun 03.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32495047
  4. Geary AD, Pernar LI, Chugh PV, Carter CO. Evaluation of a Preceptorship Model on Third-Year General Surgery Clerkship. J Am Coll Surg. 2020 Jun; 230(6):957-964.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32315744
  5. Geary AD, Pernar LIM, Hall JF. Novel Low-Cost, Low-Fidelity Hemorrhoidectomy Task Trainers. J Surg Educ. 2020 Sep - Oct; 77(5):1285-1288.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32241669
  6. Jolissaint JS, Dieffenbach BV, Tsai TC, Pernar LI, Shoji BT, Ashley SW, Tavakkoli A. Surgical site occurrences, not body mass index, increase the long-term risk of ventral hernia recurrence. Surgery. 2020 04; 167(4):765-771. PMID: 32063341
  7. Pernar LIM, Askari R, Breen EM. Oral examinations in undergraduate medical education - What is the 'value added' to evaluation? Am J Surg. 2020 08; 220(2):328-333. PMID: 31918844
  8. de Geus SWL, Geary AD, Arinze N, Ng SC, Carter CO, Sachs TE, Hall JF, Hess DT, Tseng JF, Pernar LIM. Resident involvement in minimally-invasive vs. open procedures. Am J Surg. 2020 02; 219(2):289-294.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31722797
  9. Karki S, Farb MG, Sharma VM, Jash S, Zizza EJ, Hess DT, Carmine B, Carter CO, Pernar LI, Apovian CM, Puri V, Gokce N. Fat-Specific Protein 27 Regulation of Vascular Function in Human Obesity. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 06 04; 8(11):e011431.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31433737
  10. Geary AD, Hess DT, Pernar LIM. Resident-as-Teacher Programs in General Surgery Residency: Context and Characterization. J Surg Educ. 2019 Sep - Oct; 76(5):1205-1210.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30930067
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