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Elika Ridelman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Research)
Office Address:
3901 Beaubien Blvd.
Office #2215
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 745-5841
Fax: (313) 966-7696

Administrative Assistant: Brenda Kennedy-Marable

Administrative Email: bkennedy@med.wayne.edu

SPECIALTY: General and Pediatric Surgical Research

Education

2018: Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

2014: Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Muscle Physiology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA.

2009: B.S. in Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA.

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Coughlin M.C, Ridelman E, Ray M.A, Klein J.D, Shanti C.M, Factors associated with an extended length of stay in the pediatric burn patient, Journal of Surgery, 2022, ISSN 0039-6060, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surg.2022.07.044.
  2. Coughlin M.C, Ridelman E, Lelli J.L, Shanti C.M, Initial blood cultures in pediatric patients with central line infections and short bowel syndrome can direct a treatment plan that can reduce hospital length of stay, Journal of Surgery, 2022, ISSN 0039-6060, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surg.2022.07.048.
  3. Stevens JV, Prieto NS, Ridelman E, Klein JD., and Shanti CM., Weight-based vs body surface area-based fluid resuscitation predictions in pediatric burn patients, Journal of Burns, March 2022.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2022.03.007. 
  4. Ridelman E, Abbas PI, Angst BA, Klein JD, Shanti CM. Outcomes of Early Surgical vs Nonsurgical Management of Pediatric Hand Friction Injuries Caused by Treadmills. J Burn Care Res. 2022 Mar 23;43(2):483-486. doi: 10.1093/jbcr/irab187. PMID: 34644382.
  5. Diab WC, Ridelman E, Vitale L, Cloutier D, Klein JD, Shanti CM. A Retrospective Study of Touchless Spray for Pediatric Perineal Burns Treatment. J Burn Care Res. 2022 Mar 23;43(2):408-411. doi: 10.1093/jbcr/irab138. PMID: 34309678.
  6. Veenstra MA, Ridelman E, Shanti CM (2021) Implementation of a Simplified Pediatric Peri-Appendectomy Antibiotic Regimen. Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Surgical Care,8: 061. 2021. DOI:10.24966/ETS-8798/100061. 
  7. Marras MM, Ridelman E, Thomas RL, and Shanti CM, Indicators of Non-accidental Trauma in Patients under 24 Months of Age, Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Surgical Care, Sep. 2021. DOI:10.24966/ETS-8798/100060.
  8. Ridelman E, Evers S.S., Hoenerhoff M.J. , Green J.E , and R.J. Seeley, Alterations in Serum-based Breast Cancer Markers Following Bariatric Surgery in Rodent Models: Are They of Clinical Value?, Journal of Clinical Obesity and Bariatric Surgery, Aug. 2018. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.31579/ cobs.18/001.
  9. Evers SS, Lewis AG, Tong C, Shao Y, Alvarez R, Ridelman E, Grant B, Seeley RJ. The Unconventional Role for Gastric Volume in the Response to Bariatric Surgery for Both Weight Loss and Glucose Lowering. Ann Surg. 2020 Jun;271(6):1102-1109. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003240. PMID: 30817350.
  10. Ridelman E, Langenburg SE, Kato P, Shanti CM, Gastrostomy tube displacement following spinal surgery, Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports, Volume 41, 2019.
  11. Krouse CB, Veenstra Ma, Ridelman E, Langenburg SE, Shanti CM, Survival After Pediatric Emergency Department Thoracotomy Following an Abdominal Gunshot Wound, J of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports, Dec.2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsc.2018.12.002.
  12. Alvarez R, Ridelman E, Rizk N, White MS, Zhou C, Chan HP, Varban OA, Helvie MA, Seeley RJ. Assessment of mammographic breast density after sleeve gastrectomy. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2018 Nov;14(11):1643-1651. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2018.07.024. Epub 2018 Aug 1. PMID: 30195656; PMCID: PMC6289637.
  13. Alvarez R., Randy Seeley, Mark Helvie, Ridelman E., and Natalie Rizk. Breast Density Following Bariatric Surgery: Is BI-RADS the Answer? Journal of Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. Oct. 2017. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2017.09.343.
  14. McMillan RP, Wu Y, Voelker K, Fundaro G, Kavanaugh J, Stevens JR, Ridelman E (Shabrokh), Ali M, Harvey M, Anderson AS, Boutagy NE, Mynatt RL, Frisard MI, Hulver MW. Selective overexpression of Toll-like receptor-4 in skeletal muscle impairs metabolic adaptation to high-fat feeding. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2015 Aug 1;309(3):R304-13. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00139.2015. 
  15. Ridelman E (Shabrokh), Kavanaugh J, McMillan R, Wu Y, Hulver M, and Frisard M, Substrate Metabolism and Mitochondrial Function in Skeletal Muscle of Amyloid Precursor Protein-Overexpressing Mice, Journal of Annals of clinical Laboratory and Research, 2015, 3:4.
  16. Ridelman E (Shabrokh), Kavanaugh J, McMillan R, Pittman J, Hulver MW, Frisard M, Mitochondrial Dysregulation in Skeletal Muscle from Patients Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and Sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis, Journal of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Vol.4 No.2, 2014.

Published Abstracts/Conference Papers

  1. Stevens J, Regling K.A, Ridelman E, Shanti C.M, Effect of Age on Anticoagulation Therapy during the First 24 Hours of Pediatric Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation, 33rd Annual ELSO Meeting, September 2022, Boston, MA, USA. 
  2. Stevens J, Regling K.A, Ridelman E, Shanti C.M, Laboratory Monitoring during the First 24 Hours of Pediatric Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation, 2023 Critical Care Congress January 2023, San Francisco, California, USA.
  3. Teitelbaum A, Craig A.N., Segar S.H., Bohra L., Ridelman E, and Shanti C.M., Ocular Complications of Facial Burns in the Pediatric Population, WSUSOM symposium, Detroit, MI Jan. 2022.
  4. Alessio-Bilowus D., Kumar N., Ridelman E., Shanti C.M., Predictive Factors for Length of Hospital Stay in Pediatric Dog Bite Patients, WSUSOM symposium, Detroit, MI Jan. 2022.
  5. Coughlin M.C., Ridelman E, Veenstra M.A., Shanti C.M., Characteristics of Pediatric Patients with Extended Length of Stay Following Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery, Michigan Chapters of American College of Surgery, Traverse City, MI, USA, May 2022. 
  6. Coughlin M.C., Ridelman E, Ray M, Klein J.D., Shanti C.M., Factors Associated with Extended Length of Stay in Pediatric Burn Patients, Central Surgical Association Milwaukee, WI, 2022.
  7. Coughlin M.C., Ridelman E, Ray M, Klein J.D., Shanti C.M., How to Reduce Length of Stay in Pediatric Burn Patients? Detroit Medical Center QuESST Research Day Competition, Detroit, MI. April 2022.
  8. Coughlin M.C., Ridelman E, Lelli J.L., Shanti C.M., Initial Blood Cultures in Pediatric Patients with Central Line Infections and Short Bowel Syndrome Can Direct a Treatment Plan That Can Reduce Hospital Length of Stay, Central Surgical Association 2022. Milwaukee, WI.
  9. Coughlin M.C., Ridelman E, Lelli J.L., Shanti C.M., Reducing Hospital Length of Stay in Children’s Intestinal Rehabilitation Program (ChIRP) Patients, Detroit Medical Center QuESST Research Day Competition, Detroit, MI. April 2022.
  10. Diab W. , Ridelman, E., Vitale L. , Cloutier D., Klein J. D. , and Shanti C. M., A Retrospective Study of Touchless Spray for Pediatric Perineal Burns Treatment, American Burn Association, 2021.
  11. Rodriguez G., Ridelman, E., Klein J.D., and Shanti C. M., Non-burn Injuries in the Emergency Department as Indicators for Future Burn Abuse, American Burn Association, 2020.
  12. Stevens J., Prieto N., Ridelman, E., Klein J.D. , and Shanti C. M., A Retrospective Comparison of Weight-based and BSA-based Fluid Resuscitation Formulas in Pediatric Burns, American Burn Association, 2020.
  13. Ribeiro G. A., Ridelman, E., Klein J. D., Angst B. A., Shanti C.M., and Rastgaar M. Assessment of Skin Graft in Pediatric Burn Patients using Machine Learning is Comparable to Human Expert Performance, American Burn Association, 2019.
  14. Abbas P. I., Choe M. D, Angst B. A., OTRL, Ridelman, E., Klein J. D, Shanti C.M., Treadmill Friction Hand Injuries in the Pediatric Patient American Burn Association, 2019.
  15. Veenstra M., Ridelman, E., Klein J. D., and Shanti C. M., Implementation of a Simplified Peri-Appendectomy Antibiotic Regimen, 8th Annual Graduate Medical Education QuESST Research Day Competition, 2019.
  16. Ridelman, E., Marras M. M. , Beth Angst, Justin D. Klein , and Shanti C. M. Factors Affecting Optimal Outcome in Pediatric Skin Grafts, American Burn Association, 2018.
  17. Ridelman, E., Snyder, W.E., Krouse, C.B., & Shanti C.M. Resuscitative Thoracotomy in Pediatric Patients: A Case Series. Michigan Trauma Coalition Pediatric Trauma Conference, 2018, Battle Creek, MI.
  18. Ridelman, E., Hoenerhoff, M., Seeley, J. Randy, Weight Independent Effects of Bariatric Surgery on Breast Cancer. 28th Annual Moses Gunn Research Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, May 2016.
  19. Ridelman, E., Hoenerhoff, M., Rizk, N., Effects of VSG on mammary carcinogenesis in C3 Tag (1). University of Michigan Cancer Metabolism Symposium, Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, MI, 2016.
  20. Ridelman, E., Hoenerhoff, M., Rizk N, Seeley, J. R, Mammary Carcinoma in C3Tag(1) Mice Following Bariatric Surgery, 27th Annual Moses Gunn Research Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, May 2015.
  21. Ridelman, E., Hoenerhoff, M., Rizk, N., Tumor Spheres Following Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, University of Michigan Cancer Metabolism Symposium, Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, MI, 2015.
  22. Ridelman, E., Kavanaugh, J., McMillan, R., Hulver, M. and Frisard, M. Mitochondrial Biology in Skeletal Muscle of APP Overexpressing Mice. Annual ILSB Research Symposium, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA, 2014.
  23. Ridelman, E., Kavanaugh, Pittman, J., R., and Frisard, M. Mitochondrial Dysfunction is Alzheimer’s disease and Spontaneous Inclusion Body Myositis Patients. Annual ILSB Research Symposium, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA, 2013.
  24. McMillan R.P, Wu Y., Voelker K.A., Kavanaugh J., Wahlberg K., Anderson A., Haynie K., Harvey M., Fundaro G., Ridelman, E., Frisard M.I, and Hulver M.W. Mice with skeletal muscle over expression of toll-like receptor 4 display impaired fatty acid oxidation and are more susceptible to high-fat feeding induced metabolic dysregulation. Diabetes, San Diego, 2011.
  25. Wu Y., Frisard M.I., Ridelman, E., Voelker K., McMillan R.P, and Hulver M.W. The role of toll-like receptor 4 in mitochondrial function and reactive oxygen species production in skeletal muscle. Experimental Biology, Washington, D.C., 2012.
  26. Ridelman, E., Hulver, M. W., and M. I. Frisard. The role of amyloid beta in mitochondrial function and dynamics in skeletal muscle. Experimental Biology, Washington, D.C., 2012.