Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice
Intestinal Support Service
Pediatric Surgery Residency
Dr. Minneci graduated from New York University School of Medicine and completed a surgery residency and research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and the National Institutes of Health. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and Alpha Omega Alpha.View CV »
This is an investigator-initiated study. As the PI, Dr. Minneci was responsible for developing the study question and experimental design, organizing the consortium of 10 research sites, enlisting patient, family and other healthcare stakeholders from each site, and writing the grant application. He is responsible for the overall conduct of the study including patient enrollment, data collection, data analysis, manuscript writing, and results dissemination.
Objective: This study will determine how well non-operative management works in children with early appendicitis at 10 hospitals. The most important results we will examine are the amount of time the child misses from everyday activities (disability for the child) and the success of non- operative management at one year. This study is actively enrolling patients at all 10 sites.
Funding Period: 7/1/2016-6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $2,875,543
Funding Institution: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)