• 14233 Citations
1982 …2018
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Research Interests

Dr. Soper's research interests have revolved around the applications of minimally invasive surgery for gastrointestinal disease, laparoscopic ultrasound, alternative treatments for gallstones and motility of the gastrointestinal tract. More recently he has been involved in the early clinical experience with Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy(POEM) surgery.

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Training Experience

1981Internship, University of Utah Health Sciences Center
1985Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Utah
1986Residency, University of Utah Health Sciences Center
1988Fellowship, Mayo Clinic

Education/Academic qualification

MD, University of Iowa

… → 1980

Research interests

  • General Surgery
  • Hernias / Hiatal Hernia
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Quality Improvement
  • Surgical Education

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Grants 2004 2015

Research Output 1982 2018

1 Citation (Scopus)

Is the operative autonomy granted to a resident consistent with operative performance quality

Procedural Learning and Safety Collaborative, Sep 1 2018, In : Surgery (United States). 164, 3, p. 566-570 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Internship and Residency

Laparoscopic antireflux surgery

Soper, N. J. & Hungness, E., Jan 1 2018, Fischer's Mastery of Surgery, Seventh Edition. Wolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP), Vol. 1. p. 945-961 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

8 Citations (Scopus)

Relationship of procedural numbers with meaningful procedural autonomy in general surgery residents

Stride, H. P., George, B. C., Williams, R. G., Bohnen, J. D., Eaton, M. J., Schuller, M. C., Zhao, L., Yang, A., Meyerson, S. L., Scully, R., Dunnington, G. L., Torbeck, L., Mullen, J. T., Mandell, S. P., Choti, M., Foley, E., Are, C., Auyang, E., Chipman, J., Choi, J. & 9 othersMeier, A., Smink, D., Terhune, K. P., Wise, P., DaRosa, D., Soper, N. J., Zwischenberger, J. B., Lillemoe, K. & Fryer, J. P., Mar 1 2018, In : Surgery (United States). 163, 3, p. 488-494 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mental Competency
Ventral Hernia
5 Citations (Scopus)
Common Bile Duct
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

SSAT Presidential Address 2017 “Passion and the GI Surgeon”

Soper, N. J., Jan 1 2018, In : Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 22, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
Operative Surgical Procedures
Surveys and Questionnaires