Who Is MileMarker®?
Developed by a team of clinicians and educators, MileMarker® creators sought to overcome challenges stemming from documenting and assessing a resident’s operative experiences and enhancing the way procedure-based residency training programs document and assess their trainees. After leveraging the software engineering teams from Johns Hopkins to develop the software behind MileMarker®, our founders were able to secure a starter grant from the Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE) and the Maryland Innovation Initiative. They began pilot programs at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland as well as at several plastic and reconstructive surgery divisions nationwide.Today MileMarker® is working to expand to more institutions and specialties.
Here’s an article about our company’s origin.
Scientific Advisory Board
Carisa M. Cooney MPH
Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Manager, and Director of Education Innovation, (President) Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Damon S. Cooney MD, PhD
Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director, (VP) Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Scott D. Lifchez MD
Director, Hand Surgery Service, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Associate Professor and Program Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Richard J. Redett MD
Co-Director, Brachial Plexus Clinic, Kennedy Krieger Institute Associate Professor and Immediate-Past Program Director, (VP) of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Aimee Martin MBA
Gorkem Sevinc BS, MSE
- 2013 Johns Hopkins IEE Residency Redesign Challenge Grant
- 2014-2015 Johns Hopkins IEE Residency Redesign Challenge Grant
- 2015-2016 Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII)
- 2016-2017 Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII)
- 2021 National Science Foundation Phase I Small Business Innovation Research Grant for $256,000
Members of our Scientific Advisory Board have published the following papers and abstracts related to MileMarker®
- 8. Cooney CM, Aravind P, Hultman CS, Broderick KP, Weber RA, Brooke S, Cooney DS, Lifchez SD. An Analysis of Gender Bias in Plastic Surgery Resident Assessment. J Grad Med Educ. 2021 Aug;13(4):500-506. doi: 10.4300/JGME-D-20-01394.1. Epub 2021 Aug 13. PMID: 34434510; PMCID: PMC8370376.
- 7. Cooney CM, Aravind P, Lifchez SD, Hultman CS, Weber RA, Brooke S, Cooney DS. Differences in operative self-assessment between male and female plastic surgery residents: A survey of 8,149 cases. Am J Surg. 2021 Apr;221(4):799-803. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.04.009. Epub 2020 Apr 24. PMID: 32414498.
- 6. Cooney CM, Meyer ML, Aravind P, Bello RJ, Rosson GD, Lifchez SD, Cooney DS. Comparing Operative Performance between Independent and Integrated Plastic Surgery Residents. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 Sep;146(3):351e-358e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000007091. PMID: 32459732.
- 5. Bello RJ, Meyer ML, Cooney DS, Rosson GD, Lifchez SD, Cooney CM. The reliability of operative rating tool evaluations: How late is too late to provide operative performance feedback? Am J Surg. 2018 Dec;216(6):1052-1055. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2018.04.005. Epub 2018 Apr 17. PMID: 29699697.
- 4. Bello RJ, Sarmiento S, Meyer ML, Rosson GD, Cooney DS, Lifchez SD, Cooney CM. Understanding Surgical Resident and Fellow Perspectives on Their Operative Performance Feedback Needs: A Qualitative Study. J Surg Educ. 2018 Nov;75(6):1498-1503. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2018.04.002. Epub 2018 Apr 22. PMID: 29685786.
- 3. Bello RJ, Major MR, Cooney DS, Rosson GD, Lifchez SD, Cooney CM. Empirical Validation of the Operative Entrustability assessment Using Resident Performance in Autologous Breast Reconstruction and Hand Surgery. Am J Surg. 2016 Oct 8. pii:S0002-9610(16)30668-7. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.09.054. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:27769541
- 2. Cooney CM, Cooney DS, Bello RJ, Bojovic B, redett RJ, Lifchez SD. Comprehensive Observations of Resident Evolution: A Novel Method for Assessing Procedure-Based Residency Training. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Feb; 137(2):673-8. doi: 10.1097/01.prs.0000475797.69478.0e. PMID: 26818306.
- 1. Cooney CM, Redett RJ, Dorafshar AH, Zarrbi B, Lifchez SD. Integrating the NAS Milestones and Hand-Held Technology to Improve Residency Training and Assessment. J of Surg Ed. 2014; Jan/Feb;71(1). PMID: 24411422.
Presentations – Local
Members of our Scientific Advisory Board have made many presentations at Baltimore-area conferences including The Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE), Education Conference and Celebration, the Graduate Medical Education Council at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Clinical Systems Advisory Council at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the MedBiquitous Annual Conference at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Presentations – National
Members of our Scientific Advisory Board have presented at national conferences including at the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th Annual American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons Winter Meeting in Chicago, IL and Austin, TX; the 94th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons in Scottsdale, AZ; several Association of Surgical Education Annual meetings; and Annual Meetings of the Plastic Surgery Research Council.