• 14834 Citations
1982 …2020

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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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Research Output

Association between surgical approach and survival following resection of abdominopelvic malignancies

Yuce, T. K., Ellis, R. J., Chung, J., Merkow, R. P., Yang, A. D., Soper, N. J., Tanner, E. J., Schaeffer, E. M., Bilimoria, K. Y. & Auffenberg, G. B., Mar 1 2020, In : Journal of surgical oncology. 121, 4, p. 620-629 10 p.

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  • 1 Scopus citations

    Association between Resident Physician Training Experience and Program-Level Performance on Board Examinations

    Ellis, R. J., Hu, Y. Y., Jones, A. T., Kopp, J. P., Soper, N. J., Hoyt, D. B. & Buyske, J., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : JAMA surgery.

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    Looking Ahead: the SSAT Strategic Plan Version 2.0 for the Next Decade

    On Behalf of the Board of Directors of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.

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