Benjie Tang

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Senior Lecturer

Biography

Dr Benjie Tang was appointed as a Lecturer at the Cuschieri Skills Centre at the University of Dundee in 2006 and promoted as a Senior Lecturer in 2013. He graduated from Medical School of Qingdao University in 1987, China and did his postgraduate study as clinical fellow in surgery at Medical School of Beijing University in 1997. He obtained his MD from Medical School of Dundee University in 2004 under supervision of Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri and Professor George B Hanna. He is a fully qualified general surgeon with interest and extensive experience in laparoscopic surgery. He has interest in use of Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) technique to evaluate laparoscopic surgery to improve surgical performance and patient safety. He is responsible for research, course development, organizing, and teaching on courses which are run for both undergraduate medical students and postgraduate surgical trainees. He is a supervisor for Master Degree and MD degree in Minimal Access Surgery (MMAS). He has developed and run many courses in use simulation, simulator, animal tissue model, and human cadaver for training in surgery especially in laparoscopic surgery for surgeons worldwide.

Research

  • Development of new assessment tool to evaluate operative skills in laparoscopic surgery for clinical practice and laparoscopic surgery skills training
  • Development of Surgical Error Reduction System (SERS) in use for reducing surgical errors
  • Development new technologies and techniques to improve surgical performance and surgical training
  • Evaluation on safety of surgical instruments used in both open and laparoscopic surgery
  • Technologies and ergonomic in single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS)
  • Innovating, developing, and validation on new models of simulators and for simulation techniques employed in surgical training

Lectures and conferences

Published 92 conference papers and presentations to learned societies (selected from lasts 4 years)

  1. A comparative study of six generic visual components of 2D vs 3D laparoscopic images, Michael El Boghdady, Gobinath Ramakrishnan, Benjie Tang, Afshin Alijani. The Society of Academic and Research Surgery (SARS), The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, 18th and 19th January 2017 ( SARS, Patey Prize session)
  2. Videotaping of surgical procedures and complications following extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for clinically localised prostate cancer. Catherine Paterson, Sarah McLuckie, Chin Yew-Fung, Thineskrishna Anbarasan, Benjie Tang, Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg, Ghulam Nabi. 2016 World Congress of Endourology, 8 - 12 November 2016, Cape Town, South Africa.
  3. A lab-based comparison of the lateral thermal spread of coagulation vs cutting modes of laparoscopic hook diathermy in porcine intestine, Michael El Boghdady, Samer Zino, Benjie Tang, Afshin Alijani . The ALSGBI Scientific Meeting 2016, London on 10/11 November 2016
  4. Restructured animal tissue model for training in laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery – a 5 year experience. Benjie Tang, Gillian Ross, Afshin Alijani, Pradeep Patil, Iain Tait, Francesco Polignano. European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Amsterdam, 15-18 June, 2016.
  5. The study of a performance based intra-procedural checklist on an emergency simulated laparoscopic task. Michael El Boghdady, Benjie Tang, Peter Donnan, Iain Tait, Afshin Alijani. Barts & The London National Surgical Conference, London, 13th February 2016 (Prize: best oral presentation).
  6. A hydraulically driven colonoscope. S. A. Coleman, S. C. Tapia-Siles, M. Pakleppa, J. B. Vorstius, R. Keatch, B. Tang, A. Cuschieri. European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Amsterdam, 15-18 June, 2016.
  7. The effect of change of angle, area, distance, volume, curvature and spatial coordinates on surgical task performance in 2D vs 3D laparoscopy. G Ramakrishnan, M El Boghdady, B Tang, IS Tait, A Alijani. International Surgical Congress of The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), Belfast, 11th to 13th May 2016.
  8. A standardised tool to assess the proficiency-gain curve of a novice laparoscopic camera assistant. A Alam, M Wilson, B Tang, I Tait, A Alijani. International Surgical Conference of ASGBI, Belfast, 11th to 13th May 2016.
  9. The effect of a self-administered performance based intra-procedural checklist on an emergency simulated laparoscopic task performance. Michael El Boghdady, B Tang, P Donnan, I Tait, A Alijani. The Society of Academic and Research Surgery (SARS), Royal College of Surgeons of London, 6th and 7th January 2016. BJS, 2016, 103 Suppl S3, 6-49. DOI, OI: 10.1002/bjs.10158.
  10. The formulation of a simple error reduction checklist to be applied by junior trainees during laparoscopic tasks. Michael El Boghdady, B Tang, IS Tait, A Alijani. Barts & The London National Surgical Conference, London, 13th February 2016.
  11. The study of a simple intra-procedural checklist on the laparoscopic task performance of novices. Michael El Boghdady, Benjie Tang, Iain Tait, Afshin Alijani. Barts & The London National Surgical Conference, London, 13th February 2016.
  12. The effect of a self-administered intra-procedural checklist on the laparoscopic task performance of novice surgeons. M El Boghdady, B Tang, IS Tait, A Alijani. University of Dundee School of Medicine, School of Dentistry and School of Nursing & Health Sciences Annual Research Symposium, Crieff, 25th and Friday 26th February 2016.
  13. Comparison between the effect of a self-administered and a trainer-administered surgical checklist on the laparoscopic task performance. M El Boghdady, B Tang, IS Tait, A Alijani. ASiT International Surgical Conference, Liverpool, 18th to 20th March 2016.
  14. The effect of trainee-administered versus trainer-administered methods in applying a surgical checklist during a laparoscopic task. M El Boghdady, B Tang, IS Tait, A Alijani. International Surgical Congress of The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), Belfast, 11th to 13th May 2016.
  15. The study of a simple error reduction checklist on the laparoscopic task performance of higher surgical trainees. M El Boghdady, B Tang, IS Tait, A Alijani. International Surgical Congress of The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), Belfast, 11th to 13th May 2016.
  16. The formulation of a simple error reduction checklist to be applied by junior trainees during laparoscopic. M El Boghdady, B Tang, IS Tait, A Alijani. International congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (E.A.E.S.), Amsterdam, 15th to 18th June 2016.
  17. Operator’s visual symptoms in 2D versus 3D. M El Boghdady, G Ramakrishnan, B Tang, IS Tait, A Alijani. International congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (E.A.E.S.), Amsterdam, 15th to 18th June 2016.
  18. The effect of trainee-administered versus trainer-administered methods in applying a surgical checklist during a laparoscopic task. MEl Boghdady, B Tang, I Tait, A Alijani. International Surgical Conference of ASGBI, Belfast, 11th to13th May 2016.
  19. The effect of a self-administered performance based intra-procedural checklist on the laparoscopic learning curve of novice surgeons. MEl Boghdady, B Tang, I Tait, A Alijani. The Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI), Southport, 26th and 27th November 2015. March 2016, Volume 30, Supplement 1, pp 185-210
  20. Use of a restructured animal tissue model for training in laparoscopic appendicectomy for surgical trainees – a 10 year experience. B Tang, I Tait, G Ross, A Alijani, P Patil. European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Bucharest, 3rd to 6th June, 2015. (Oral presentation) March 2016, Volume 30, Supplement 1
  21. A novel model to simulate abdominal adhesion for surgical trainees to practice laparoscopic adhesiolysis. B Tang, I Tait, G Ross, P Patil, A Alijani. European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Bucharest, 3rd to 6th June, 2015. (Poster) March 2016, Volume 30, Supplement 1
  22. A better use of human cadavers for multiple laparoscopic procedures training in different specialities and timeline. B Tang, A Alijani, S Hou, K Campbell, G Nabi, I Tait, R Eisam, P Patil. 26th International conference of Society of Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT), P75, Shanghai, 18th -20th Sept 2014.
  23. Developing novel models for transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and bladder tumour (TURBt) training. S Hou, G Ross, I Tait, B Tang. 26th International conference of Society of Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT), P80, Shanghai, 18th-20th Sept 2014.
  24. A Bovine Torso Model for Training Colorectal Surgeons in Laparoscopic Rectal Dissection. B Tang, G Ross, Z Vujovic, Z Ziyiae, K Campbell. International Surgical conference of Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), Harrogate, 30th April to 2nd May 2014. BJS 2015; 102(S1): 201
  25. The effect of divided attention on novice and experts in laparoscopic task performance.MA Ghazanfar, B Tang, MJ Cook, IS Tait, A Alijani. The Society of Academic and Research Surgery (SARS), Robinson College, University of Cambridge, 8th & 9th January 2014, BJS 2014; 101(S1) 2-49.
  26. Combining a complex prosection anatomical model with a synthetic simulator for laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal hernia (TEP) repair. B Tang, Syed Kazmi, Iain Tait, Gillian Ross. International Surgical conference of Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), Harrogate, 30th April to 2nd May 2014. BJS 2015; 102(S1):49
  27. Planning courses using Thiel fixed human cadavers for multiple laparoscopic procedures training in different specialties and time scale. B Tang, Iain Tait, Afshin Alijani, Ken Campbell, Ghulam Nabi, Roos Eisma. International Surgical conference of Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), Harrogate, 30th April to 2nd May 2014. BJS 2015; 102(S1):202
  28. Objective assessment of laparoscopic image navigation task performance. Alam Asmm, Benjie Tang, Iain Tait, Afshin Alijani. International Surgical conference of Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), Harrogate, 30th April to 2nd May 2014. BJS 2015; 102(S1):46
  29. Effect of auditory distraction on bimanual laparoscopic task performance of expert surgeons. MA Ghazanfar, B Tang, MJ Cook, IS Tait, A Alijani International Surgical conference of Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), Harrogate, 30th April to 2nd May 2014. BJS 2015; 102(S1):46
  30. Relationship between error rate, error probability and level of expertise in laparoscopic task performance.MA Ghazanfar, B Tang, MJ Cook, IS Tait, A Alijani. International Surgical conference of Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), Harrogate, 30th April to 2nd May 2014. BJS 2015: 102(S1):45
  31. A calf model for laparoscopic nephrectomy training. Benjie Tang, Bhavn Ria, Iain Tait, Shekhar Biyani, Ghulam Nabi. The International Conference of Surgical Education and Training (ICOSET), Harrogate, 30th to 2nd May. BJS 2015: 102 (S1): 203
  32. A novel method of retraction in minimal access surgery using bioadhesive films. Saud Aldeghaither, Benjie Tang, Donald McLean, Emma Wright, Zhigang Wang ,Afshin Alijani, Iain Tait, Alfred Cuschieri. Society for American Gastrointestinal Surgeons (SAGES ), Salt Lake City, UT, April 2-5, 2014. Surg Endosc 2014; 28: S1-53
  33. Maximizing the use of Thiel fixed human cadavers for multiple laparoscopic procedures training in different specialties and time. Benjie Tang, Afshin Alijani, Ken Campbell, Ghulam Nabi, Roos Eisma, Iain Tait. European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Paris, 25th to 28th June, 2014. Surg Endosc (2015) 29: S56
  34. Surgeons prefer seeing three dimensions when suturing laparoscopically. EJ Caruana, JH Robertson, B Tang, IS Tait, KL Campbell. European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Paris, 25th to 28th June, 2014.Surg Endosc (2015) 29: S238.
  35. Three dimensional vision increases speed in laparoscopic suturing. EJ Caruana, JH Robertson, B Tang, IS Tait, KL Campbell. European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Paris, 25th to 28th June, 2014. Surg Endosc (2015) 29: S35
  36. A Novel Method of Retraction in Minimal Access Surgery Using Bioadhesive Films. S. Khalid Aldeghaither, B Tang, D Mclean, E Wright, A Alijani, I Tait, A Cuschieri. European Society for Surgical Research, 22th to 24thMay, Budapest, Hungary.
  37. The effect of divided attention on laparoscopic task performance. MA Ghazanfar, MJ Cook, B Tang, IS Tait, A Alijani. The National Surgical Symposium (NSS) conference, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, 23rd November 2013.
  38. Laparoscopic Renal Resection Training in Cadavers Embalmed Using Thiel’s Method: Development and Evaluation of Skills Learning. Minimally Invasive Surgery Week. SS Ubee, B Tang, R Eisma, G Nabi, C Biyani. SLS • AIMIS • CJMIS • CRSA • IPPS • ISGE • NESA • RAMSES • SMIT. Annual Meeting & Endo Expo 2013, Reston, VA (Washington D.C.), Aug 2013.
  39. Face Validity Study of Cadavers Using Thiel Method of Embalming for Endoscopic Surgery in Urology. B Rai, S Healy, M Raslan, B Tang, Nabi G. The International Conference of Surgical Education and Training (ICOSET), Harrogate, 30th to 2nd May. BJS 2015; 102(S1): 210
  40. Managing Surgical Crisis: pilot experience of a simulation based non-technical skills course. Geraghty A, Tang B, Tait I, Maran N, Monepenny M. Association of simulated patients in healthcare 2013.
  41. Use of Thiel fixed human cadavers for laparoscopic surgery training for multiple laparoscopic procedures. Tang B, Tait I, Alijani A, Campbell K, Nabi G, Eisma R. European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Vienna, June, 2013. Surg Endosc 2014; 28:S54-191
  42. Randomised controlled trail of the impact of an ideal feedback system on remodelling the psychodynamic approach of laparoscopic surgical trainees. Riaz MK, Tang B, Tait IS, Alijani A, Yap D. European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Vienna, June, 2013. Surg Endosc 2014;28: S42
  43. Laparoscopic renal resection training in cadavers embalmed using Thiel's method: development and evaluation of skills learning. Ubeel SA, Tang B, Eisam R, Biyani C, Nabi G. 2013 World Congress of Endourology, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, October 22-26, 2013. J Endourol 2013; 27 (Suppl, 1): A29.
  44. Randomised controlled trial of the impact of an ideal feedback system on remodelling the psychodynamic approach of laparoscopic surgical trainees. Riaz M, Tang B, Welbourn R, Tait I, Alijani A. Association's 2013 International Surgical Congress, ‘A Century of Surgery’ in Glasgow.’ Br J Surg 2013; 100(Suppl,7):191.
  45. Augmented reality in Minimal Access Surgery: comparative study of two second generation see-through head mounted displays for augmented reality. L Manfredi, Z Xu, B Tang, C Song, A Cuschieri. SAGES, Baltimore, MD April 17-20, 2013.
  46. Video Error Signature Feedback (VESF) Significantly Improves Laparoscopic Surgical Task Performance: a Randomised Controlled Trial. Riaz M, Tang B, Welbourn R, Tait I, Alijani A. Scottish Clinical Skills Conference , August 2012, Edinburgh.
  47. Development and use of a synthetic model for training in laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) hernia repair. Tang B, McMillan M, Kazmi S, Tait I. European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Brussels, June, 2012. Surg Endosc 2013; 27 (Suppl,1):S82.
  48. Pig model for training in laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy. European Association for Endoscopic Surgery. Koch SMP, Campbell KL, Tang B, McMillan M, Ross G, Ziyaie D. Brussels, June, 2012. Surg Endosc 2013; 27 (Suppl, 1): S82.

Faculty of Conferences

  • Faculty of Conference on Minimally Invasive Surgery in Urology, Karachi, Pakistan, 16th – 18th Jan, 2017
  • Faculty of EAES Laparoscopic Surgical Skills (LSS) course, Eindhoven, the Netherland, February, 2014
  • Member of technical committee of 26th International Conference of Society of Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT) September, 2014, Shanghai
  • Appointed assessor and examiner of ARCPs, Imperial College London, April, 2014
  • Faculty of European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) conference, Geneva, June, 2010
  • Chair person of Endoscopic Surgery Education Session of World Congress of Endcoscopic Surgery (WCES), Yokohama, September, 2008
  • Faculty of European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) conference, Stockholm, June, 2008

Invited Talks

  • Simulation training options and delivery. Conference on Minimally Invasive Surgery in Urology, Karachi, Pakistan, 16th – 18th Jan, 2017
  • Setting up training facility with novel features. Conference on Minimally Invasive Surgery in Urology, Karachi, Pakistan, 16th – 18th Jan, 2017
  • Recent development in Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) and allied technologies
  • School of Medical Instrument and Food Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai, September, 2009
  • Technologies for single incision laparoscopic surgery. 9th Asia Pacific Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, Xiamen, China, November, 2009
  • Analysis of operative surgical errors enacted during endoscopic surgery
  • Department of Surgical Oncology & Technology, St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College, London, December, 2004

Teaching

  • Creating and developing a wide range of surgical training programmes and courses to train surgeon at different level of experience and skills
  • Developing and delivering learning material in both face to face teaching by both didactic lecture or skills demonstration and online learning for a variety of surgical skills courses in both open and laparoscopic surgery
  • Guiding and supervising master and MD students for their research projects, literature review, writing up thesis, and preparing papers
  • Assessing, evaluating, and ensuring quality of course programme design and delivery through teaching and organization
  • Redesigning and changing content and programme of courses based on the feedback both from students and faculty members
  • Taking senior administrative responsibility and play a key role to coordinate with course faculty and staff member of CSC to prepare the courses before the course and organize post course meeting after the event to assess and evaluate effectiveness of teaching and training for changes and improvement
  • Dealing with academic and professional enquiries and giving appropriate advice and suggestions to the surgical trainees

Publications

  • A Comparative Study of Generic Visual Components of Two-Dimensional Versus Three-Dimensional Laparoscopic Images. El Boghdady M, Ramakrishnan G, Tang B, Alijani A. World J Surg. 2017 Sep 21. doi: 10.1007/s00268-017-4220-3.

  • A standardised training tool to assess the proficiency-gain curve of a novice laparoscopic camera assistant. Alam M, Wilson M, Tang B, Tait I, Alijani A. J Surg Res (2017) doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2017.05.096.

  • Development and Validation of a Novel and Cost-Effective Animal Tissue Model for Training Transurethral Resection of the Prostate. Hou S, Ross G, Tait I, Halliday P, Tang B. J Surg Educ. 2017 Mar 23. pii: S1931-7204(16)30186-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.03.004.
  • Ureterorenoscopy training on cadavers embalmed by Thiel’s method: simulation or a further step toward reality? Initial report. Mains E, Tang B, Golabek T, Wiatr T, Ross G, Duncan A, Howie D, Tait I, Ch?osta P, Kata SG. Cent European J Urol. 2017;70(1):81-87. doi: 10.5173/ceju.2017.913. Epub 2017 Mar 14.
  • The effect of a performance based intra-procedural checklist on a simulated emergency laparoscopic task in novice surgeons. Boghdady M.E. Tang B, Alijani A. Surg Endosc. 2017 May;31(5):2242-2246. doi: 10.1007/s00464-016-5223-0. Epub 2016 Sep 1
  • Videotaping of surgical procedures and outcomes following extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for clinically localised prostate cancer. Paterson C, McLuckie S, Chin YF, Tang B, Laing S, Nabi G. J Surg Oncology 2016 Dec;114(8):1016-1023. doi: 10.1002/jso.24484. Epub 2016 Dec 12
  • The effect of a simple intra-procedural checklist on the task performance of laparoscopic novices. Boghdady ME, Tang B, Tait I, Alijani A. Am J Surg 2016. doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.07.019.
  • A hydraulically driven colonoscope. Coleman S, Tapia-Siles C, Pakleppa M, Vorstius J, Keatch R, Tang B, Cuschieri A. Surg Endosc. 2016 Oct;30(10):4515-24. doi: 10.1007/s00464-016-4784-2.
  • Liver retraction system by C3 muco-adhesive polymer films for laparoscopic surgery. Aldeghaither S, Tang B, Alijani A, McLean D, Wright E, Wang ZG, Tait I, Cuschieri A. Surg Endosc (2016), 30(7), 2834-2839. DOI 10.1007/s004645-015-4563-5.
  • Preliminary Validation of Thiel Embalmed Cadavers for Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy. Rai B P., Stolzenburg JU, Healy S, Tang B, Jones P, Sweeney C, Somani BK, Biyani CS, and Nabi G. J Endourol. 2015, 29(5): 595-603.
  • The effect of divided attention on laparoscopic task performance. Ghazanfar MA, Cook MJ, Tang B, Tait IS, Alijani A. Surg Endosc 2015 Mar;29(3):614-9. doi: 10.1007/s00464-014-3708-2. Epub 2014 Jul 17.
  • Laparoscopic surgical skills are significantly improved by the use of a portable laparoscopic simulator: results of a randomised controlled trial. Johnston T, Tang B, Alijani A, Tait I, Steele R, Ker J, Nabi G (2013). World J Surg:37(5):957-64.
  • Comparison of endoscopic task performance with crossed versus uncrossed straight and curved instruments through a single port. Rimonda R, Tang B, Brown S, Cuschieri A (2012) Surg Endosc 26(12):3605-11.
  • Ergonomics of and technologies for single-port laparoscopic surgery. Tang B, Hou S, Cuschieri SA (2012). Minim Invasive Ther Technol 21(1):46-54
  • A qualitative assessment of human cadavers embalmed by Thiel's method used in laparoscopic training for renal resection. Prasad RB, Tang B, Eisma R, Soames R, Wen H, Nabi G (2012) Anat Sci Educ;5(3):182-6
  • A novel bovine model for training laparoscopic surgeons for laparoscopic radical nephrectomy. Laird A, Stewart GD, Hou SC, Tang B, McLornan ME, Riddick ACP, McNeill SA (2011) J Endourolog 25(8):1377-83
  • Development and use of a restructured animal tissue model for training laparoscopic salpingostomy and salpingectomy. Tang B, Tait I, Ross G, Chien P (2011) J Mini Invasi Gynec 18(6):785-91
  • Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) and Observational Clinical HRA. Cuschieri A, Tang B (2010) MITAT: 19(1): 12-17.
  • Established skills in open surgery on the proficiency gain process on laparoscopic surgery. Brown DC, Miskovic D, Tang B, Hanna GB (2010) Surg Endosc: 24 (6): 1420-6.
  • Thermal spread and heat absorbance during dissection by bipolar electrosurgical instruments: differences between open and laparoscopic surgery. Song C, Tang B, Campbell P, Cuschieri A (2009) Surg Endosc: 23(11): 2480 -7.
  • An Investigation into the impact of safety features on the ergonomic of surgical scalpels. Wu X, Thomson G, Tang B (2009) Appl Ergon: 40 (3): 424-32.
  • A Proficiency-Gain Curve for an advanced laparoscopic procedure defined by Observation Clinical Human Reliability Assessment (OC-HRA). Talebpour M, Alijani A, Hanna GB, Moosa Z, Tang B, Cuschieri A (2008) Surg Endosc: 22 (8): 1838-44.
  • Extent of innate dexterity and ambidexterity across handedness and gender: Implications for training in laparoscopic surgery. Elneel FHF, Carter F, Tang B, Cuschieri A (2008) Surg Endosc: 22(1):31-7.
  • Retraction by surface ferromagnetisation of target tissues: Preliminary studies on feasibility of magnetic retraction for endoscopic surgery. Wang Z, Wang L, Tang B, Frank T, Brown S, Cuschieri A (2008) Surg Endosc: 22(8):1834-44. Epub 2007 Dec 11.
  • Minimal access surgery (MAS) – related surgeon morbidity syndromes. Reyes DAG, Tang B, Cuschieri A (2006) Surg Endosc: 20(1): 1-13.
  • Conversion during laparoscopic cholecystectomy: risk factors and effects on patient outcome. Tang B, Cuschieri A (2006) J Gastrointest Surg: 10(7): 1081-1091
  • Competence assessment of laparoscopic operative and cognitive skills: Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) or Observational Clinical Human Reliability Analysis (OCHRA). Tang B, Hanna GB, Carter FJ, Adamson GD, Martindale JP, Cuschieri A (2006). World J Surg: 30(4): 527-53
  • Analysis of errors enacted by surgical trainees during skills training courses. Tang B, Hanna GB, Cuschieri A (2005) Surgery: 138(7): 14-20
  • Analysis of technical surgical errors during laparoscopic pyloromyotomy of congenital hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. Tang B, Hanna GB, Bax NMA, Cuschieri A (2004) Surg Endosc:18(12): 1716-1720
  • Identification and categorization of technical errors by Observational Clinical Human Reliability Assessment (OCHRA). Tang B, Hanna GB, Joice P, Cuschieri A (2004) Arch Surg: 139(11):1215-1220