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Research & Scholarly Activity

Our program recognizes that research and scholarship are integral to developing both your mind and your career, especially during residency.

Whether writing a clinical vignette or participating in translational research, our program fully supports and encourages your pursuit of scholarly endeavors through a strong mentoring program, travel funding, research elective time, and dedicated support resources.

Internal medicine research

Research support

We are a program that has aggressively expanded research and scholarship among our residents and, over the past two academic years, we have increased scholarly output by over 60 percent!

Leading this initiative is the Internal Medicine Residency Program Research Committee, co-chaired by Tarun Sharma, MD, and Mario Castagnaro, PhD, and composed of MDs and PhDs who have a passion for research and a drive to see our residents excel. Our Research Committee facilitates collaboration between residents, fellows, and faculty across the entire Medicine Institute, to ensure that you can do research with a mentor from one of the subspecialties during your training.

As a resident, you can take full advantage of the following resources:

  • Elective Research Time - In your second and third year, you can apply for a full or half block of protected elective time away from rotations to complete key research-oriented tasks.
  • Biostatistical Support - We can offer you support from trained biostatisticians that will help you design your study, collect, and interpret your research data.
  • Travel Grants - You can apply for dedicated funds to help defray the cost of travel and conference expenses, whether you’re presenting across the state or across the country.
  • Research Lecture Series - this series of collaborative discussions, created by residents and faculty, will not only help you learn about different facets of research. It is designed with the specific goal of helping you complete research during your residency here at AHN.
  • Academic Support - You can count on support from a dedicated core of experienced writers and educators who will help you with a number of tasks such as reviewing and critiquing your work, helping you edit and revise your work, and even arranging a mock presentation of your work (so you are well prepared for questions).
  • Research and Scholarship Day - You, your co-residents, and fellows across the Medicine Institute can present your work at our annual poster competition. In addition to circulating your work and networking with faculty across Medicine Institute, you will compete to win prizes.

Publications

2019-2020 Academic Year

  1. Alekseev O, Donegan WE, Donovan KR, Limonnik V, Azizkhan-Clifford J. HSV-1 Hijacks the Host DNA Damage Response in Corneal Epithelial Cells through ICP4-Mediated Activation of ATM. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2020;61(6):39. doi: https://doi.org/10.1167/iovs.61.6.39.
  2. Almasri J, Tello M, Benkhadra R, et al. A Systematic Review for Variables to Be Collected in a Transplant Database for Improving Risk Prediction. Transplantation. 2019;103(12):2591‐2601. doi:10.1097/TP.0000000000002652
  3. Amro A, Mansoor K, Amro M, Elhamdani A, et al. Transradial Versus Transfemoral Approach for Coronary Angiography in Females with Prior Bypass Surgery. Cureus. 2020;12(1):e6797. Published 2020 Jan 28. doi:10.7759/cureus.6797
  4. Aqtash O, Ajmeri AN, Thornhill BA, Elhamdani A, et al. A Unique Case Of Tenofovir-Induced DRESS Syndrome Associated With Raynaud's Of The Tongue. Int J Gen Med. 2019;12:381-385. Published 2019 Oct 23. doi:10.2147/IJGM.S215511
  5. Babar L, Bakalov V, Abel S, Ashraf O, Finley GG, Raj MS, Lundeen K, Monga DK, Kirichenko AV, Wegner RE. Retrospective review of total neoadjuvant therapy. World J Gastrointest Oncol. 2019 Oct 15;11(10):857-865. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i10.857.
  6. Babar L, Kosovec JE, Jahangiri V, Chowdhury N, Zheng P, Omstead AN, Salvitti MS, Smith MA, Goel A, Kelly RJ, Jobe BA, Zaidi AH. Prognostic immune markers for recurrence and survival in locally advanced esophageal adenocarcinoma. Oncotarget. 2019 Jul 16;10(44):4546-4555. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.27052. eCollection 2019 Jul 16. PMID: 31360303
  7. Bahr M, Cap AP, Dishong D, Yazer MH. Practical Considerations for a Military Whole Blood Program [published online ahead of print, 2020 Apr 30]. Mil Med. 2020;usz466. doi:10.1093/milmed/usz466
  8. Bakalov V, Tang A, Yellala A, Kaplan R, Lister J, Sadashiv S. Risk factors for venous thromboembolism in hospitalized patients with hematological malignancy: an analysis of the National Inpatient Sample, 2011-2015. Leuk Lymphoma. 2019 Sep 23:1-7. doi: 10.1080/10428194.2019.1666380.
  9. Chaturvedi A, Kanwar M, Chandrika P, Thenappan T, Raina A, Benza RL. National trends and inpatient outcomes of pulmonary arterial hypertension related hospitalizations - Analysis of the National Inpatient Sample Database [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 27]. Int J Cardiol. 2020;S0167-5273(20)33414-8. doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2020.06.036
  10. Dahiya G, McQuade D, Alpert C. Myocardial bridging in the era of a drug epidemic: a case report addressing the need to revisit donor organ assessment. Eur Heart J Case Rep. 2019;3(4):1‐4. Published 2019 Nov 13. doi:10.1093/ehjcr/ytz203
  11. Daraz L, Morrow AS, Ponce OJ, Beuschel B, Farah MH, Katabi A, Alsawas M, Majzoub AM, Benkhadra R, Seisa MO, Ding JF, Prokop L, Murad MH. Can Patients Trust Online Health Information? A Meta-narrative Systematic Review Addressing the Quality of Health Information on the Internet. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Sep;34(9):1884-1891. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05109-0. Epub 2019 Jun 21. PMID: 31228051
  12. Elbadawi A, Shnoda M, Mahmoud K, Elgendy IY. Efficacy and safety of direct oral anticoagulants versus low molecular weight heparin for cancer related venous thromboembolism: A meta-analysis of randomized trials [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 18]. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Pharmacother. 2020;pvaa067. doi:10.1093/ehjcvp/pvaa067
  13. Faisal MS, Shaikh H, Khattab A, Albrethsen M, Fazal S. Cerebral aspergillosis in a patient on ibrutinib therapy-A predisposition not to overlook.J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2019 Sep;25(6):1486-1490. doi: 10.1177/1078155218788717. Epub 2018 Jul 25. PMID: 30045683
  14. Gordon A, Rabold E, Thirumala R, Husain AA, Patel S, Cheema T. Prone Positioning in ARDS. Crit Care Nurs Q. 2019 Oct/Dec;42(4):371-375. doi: 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000277. PMID: 31449147
  15. Jayakrishnan T, Pandya D, Monga D. Colloid Carcinoma of Pancreas in the Setting of Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm (IPMN). J Gastrointest Cancer. 2019 Dec 6. doi: 10.1007/s12029-019-00322-w.
  16. Jayakrishnan T, Shaikh H, Samhouri Y, Sandhu A. Isolated testicular recurrence of B cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in an adult: rare case. BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Oct 31;12(10). pii: e232286. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2019-232286. PMID: 31676503
  17. Jayakrishnan T, Shah D, Mewawalla P. Hemophilia C: A Case Report With Updates on Diagnosis and Management of a Rare Bleeding Disorder. J Hematol. 2019;8(3):144-147
  18. Jayakrishnan T, Kamran A, Shah D, Guha A, Faisal M, Mewawalla P. Senile Systemic Amyloidosis Presenting as Hematuria: A Rare Presentation and Review of Literature. Case Rep Med. 2020;2020:5892707. Published 2020 Jan 3. doi:10.1155/2020/5892707
  19. Jayakrishnan TT, Bakalov V, Samhouri Y, Wegner RE, Sadashiv S. Outcomes of Treatment for HIV-Infected Lymphoma Patients: A National Cancer Database (NCDB) Analysis [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 13]. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2020;S2152-2650(20)30301-3. doi:10.1016/j.clml.2020.06.003
  20. Jayakrishnan T, Pandya D, Monga D. Colloid Carcinoma of Pancreas in the Setting of Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm (IPMN). J Gastrointest Cancer. 2020;51(2):658-662. doi:10.1007/s12029-019-00322-w
  21. Jayakrishnan T, White RJ, Greenberg L, Colonias A, Wegner RE. Predictors of chemotherapy and its effects in early stage squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx. Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology. 2020; 5: 445– 452. https://doi.org/10.1002/lio2.327
  22. Joshi AA, Lerman JB, Sajja AP, Dahiya G, Gokhale AV, Dey AK, Kyvernitakis A, Halbreiner MS, Bailey S, Alpert CM, Poornima IG, Murali S, Benza RL, Kanwar M, Raina A. Sex-Based Differences in Left Ventricular Assist Device Utilization: Insights From the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2004 to 2016. Circ Heart Fail. 2019 Sep;12(9):e006082. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.119.006082. Epub 2019 Sep 13. PMID: 31514517
  23. Karnes JH, Wiener HW, Schwantes-An TH, Natarajan B, Sweatt AJ, Chaturvedi A, Arora A, Batai K, Nair V, Steiner HE, Giles JB, Yu J, Hosseini M, Pauciulo MW, Lutz KA, Coleman AW, Feldman J, Vanderpool R, Tang H, Garcia JGN, Yuan JX, Kittles R, de Jesus Perez V, Zamanian RT, Rischard F, Tiwari HK, Nichols WC, Benza RL, Desai AA.. Genetic Admixture and Survival in Diverse Populations with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jan 9]. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020;10.1164/rccm.201907-1447OC. doi:10.1164/rccm.201907-1447OC
  24. Kennedy AJ, Bakalov V, Reyes-Uribe L, Kensler C, Connor SE, Benson M, Bui T, Radomski TR. Free Clinic Patients' Perceptions and Barriers to Applying for Health Insurance After Implementation of the Affordable Care Act. J Community Health. 2019 Oct 31. doi: 10.1007/s10900-019-00766-y.
  25. Khattab A, Patruni S, Abel S, Hasan S, Ludmir EB, Finley G, Monga D, Wegner RE, Verma V. Long-term outcomes by response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy or chemoradiation in patients with resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2019 Oct;10(5):918-927. doi: 10.21037/jgo.2019.07.02. PMID: 31602330
  26. Khattab A, Monga DK. Cancer, Male Breast Cancer. StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2019 Jan-.2019 Nov 12. PMID: 30252292
  27. Khattab A, Monga DK. Turcot Syndrome. In: StatPearls. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; June 29, 2020.
  28. Kochhar GS, Mohy-Ud-Din N, Grover A, et al. EUS-directed transgastric endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography versus laparoscopic-assisted ERCP versus deep enteroscopy-assisted ERCP for patients with RYGB. Endosc Int Open. 2020;8(7):E877-E882. doi:10.1055/a-1164-6282
  29. Leap J, Hill J, Patel K, Shah A, Dumont T. Paralytics, Sedation, and Steroids in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Crit Care Nurs Q. 2019 Oct/Dec;42(4):376-391. doi: 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000278. PMID: 31449148
  30. Mohy-Ud-Din N, Kochhar G, Dhawan M. Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Drainage of a Post-Surgical Fluid Collection Using a Lumen-Apposing Metal Stent in a Patient With Crohn's Disease. ACG Case Rep J. 2020;7(1):e00290. Published 2020 Jan 7. doi:10.14309/crj.0000000000000290
  31. Mohy-Ud-Din N, Krill TS, Shah AR, et al. Barrett's esophagus: What do we need to know?. Dis Mon. 2020;66(1):100850. doi:10.1016/j.disamonth.2019.02.003
  32. Nasrullah A, Fatima Z, Javed A, Tariq U, Saleem MS. A Case of Anti-glomerular Basement Disease Without Pulmonary Involvement. Cureus. 2019 Feb 25;11(2):e4130. doi: 10.7759/cureus.4130.
  33. Nasrullah A, Javed A, Tariq U, Young M, Moeen Z, Balaan M. Purpura Fulminans: a Rare but Fierce Presentation of Pneumococcal Sepsis. Eur J Case Rep Intern Med. 2019;7(1):001373. Published 2019 Dec 30. doi:10.12890/2019_001373
  34. Shaikh H, Khattab A, Faisal MS, Chilkulwar A, Albrethsen M, Sadashiv S, Fazal S. Case series of unique adverse events related to the use of ibrutinib in patients with B-cell malignancies-A single institution experience and a review of literature. J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2019 Jul;25(5):1265-1270. doi: 10.1177/1078155218788707. Epub 2018 Jul 25. Review. PMID: 30045682
  35. Saini HS, Sayre M, Saini I, Elsharkawy N. Neurosyphilis Presenting as Intermittent Explosive Disorder and Acute Psychosis. Cureus. 2019;11(12):e6337. Published 2019 Dec 10. doi:10.7759/cureus.6337
  36. Saini HS, Alvi Z, Singh B, Elsharkawy B, Yasir M. Methylnaltrexone and Naloxone for Opioid-induced Constipation in the Critical Care Setting. Cureus. 2020;12(1):e6829. Published 2020 Jan 31. doi:10.7759/cureus.6829
  37. Saini HS, Shnoda M, Saini I, Sayre M, Tariq S. The Effects of Spinal Cord Stimulators on End Organ Perfusion: A Literature Review. Cureus. 2020;12(3):e7253. Published 2020 Mar 12. doi:10.7759/cureus.7253
  38. Samanta A, Aziz AA, Jhingan M, Singh SR, Khanani A, Chhablani J. Emerging Therapies in Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration in 2020. Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). 2020;9(3):250-259. doi:10.1097/APO.0000000000000291
  39. Seheult JN, Bahr MP, Spinella PC, Triulzi DJ, Yazer MH. The Dead Sea needs salt water... massively bleeding patients need whole blood: The evolution of blood product resuscitation. Transfus Clin Biol. 2019;26(3):174-179. doi:10.1016/j.tracli.2019.06.003
  40. Shaikh H, Bakalov V, Shaikh S, Khattab A, Sadashiv S. Coincident remission of ankylosing spondylitis after autologous stem cell transplantation for multiple myeloma [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 3]. J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2020;1078155220927750. doi:10.1177/1078155220927750
  41. Sonbol MB, Benkhadra R, Wang Z, et al. A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis of Regorafenib and TAS-102 in Refractory Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. Oncologist. 2019;24(9):1174‐1179. doi:10.1634/theoncologist.2019-0189
  42. Virani A, Ma K, Leap J, Dumont T, Hertel J, Singh A, Cheema T. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Definition, Causes, and Pathophysiology. Crit Care Nurs Q. 2019 Oct/Dec;42(4):344-348. doi: 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000274. PMID: 31449144
  43. Wegner RE, White RJ, Hasan S, Raj M, Monga D, Finley G, Kirichenko AV, McCormick J. Anal adenocarcinoma: Treatment outcomes and trends in a rare disease entity.Cancer Med. 2019 Jul;8(8):3855-3863. doi: 10.1002/cam4.2076. Epub 2019 Jun 7. PMID: 31173487
  44. White RJ, Hasan S, Monga D, Finley G, Islam M, Schiffman S, Williams HK, Kulkarni A, Thakkar S, Kirichenko AV, Wegner RE. Time to Adjuvant Systemic Therapy Following Pancreatic Cancer Resection and Effect on Outcome. Pancreas. 2019 Sep;48(8):1086-1091. doi: 10.1097/MPA.0000000000001373.
  45. White R, Abel S, Hasan S, et al. Practice patterns and outcomes following radiation dose de-escalation for oropharyngeal cancer. Laryngoscope. 2020;130(4):E171‐E176. doi:10.1002/lary.28083
  46. White RJ, Abel S, Horne ZD, et al. Melanoma brain metastases: is it time to eliminate radiotherapy? [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 15]. J Neurooncol. 2020;10.1007/s11060-020-03485-w. doi:10.1007/s11060-020-03485-w
  47. Wilson ME, Dobler CC, Morrow AS, Beuschel B, Alsawas M, Benkhadra R, Seisa M, Mittal A, Sanchez M, Daraz L, Holets S, Murad MH, Wang Z. Association of Home Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation With Clinical Outcomes in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA. 2020;323(5):455‐465. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.22343
  48. Young M, DiSilvio B, Rao S, Velliyattikuzhi S, Balaan M. Mechanical Ventilation in ARDS. Crit Care Nurs Q. 2019 Oct/Dec;42(4):392-399. doi: 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000279. PMID: 31449149

National presentations

2019-2020 Academic Year

  1. Al-Robaidi K, Alshaer Q, Alhuneafat L, Alrifai N, Alghazawi S, Thirumala P. Total and Cause-Specific Mortality in Patients Who Had a Perioperative Stroke Following Cardiovascular Procedures. Poster Session presented at American Heart Association Scientific Sessions; Philadelphia, PA, November 11, 2019.
  2. Alrifai N, Alhuneafat L, Al-Robaidi K, Thirumala P. Hospital Readmission in Perioperative Stroke Patients After Invasive Cardiac Procedures: California State Inpatient Database Study. Poster Session presented at American Heart Association Scientific Sessions; Philadelphia, PA, November 11, 2019.
  3. Austin S, Nolton B, Cuevas E, Bean H, Venkat D, Robertson T. Treating Hepatitis C in Marginalized Populations: A Low- Barrier Approach from an Internal Medicine Resident Primary Care Clinic. Poster session presented at: Digestive Disease Week; 2020 May 2. Chicago, IL.
  4. Bakalov V, Tang A, Shaikh HG, ShahS, Chahine Z, Kaplan RB, Lister J, Sadashiv S. In-hospital Complications and Outcomes of Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation in Multiple Myeloma Patients Older than 65-years-old in the United States: National Inpatient Sample Analysis, 2011-2015. Poster session presented at: Amer. Soc. Heme.; 2019 Dec 7. Orlando, FL.
  5. Bakalov V, Yellala A, Jayakrishnan T, Benkhadra R, Lister J, Sadashiv S, Wegner RE. Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation in Multiple Myeloma Patients older than 65 year-old 12-years analysis of National Cancer Database. Poster session presented at: Amer. Soc. Heme.; 2019 Dec 7. Orlando, FL.
  6. Benkhadra R, Nayfeh T, Bakalov V, Hilton C, Khan C, Prokop L, Alkhateeb H, Litzow M, Murad MH, Al-Kali A. Intensive chemotherapy in patients with high grade myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS): A systematic review and meta-analysis. Poster session presented at Amer. Soc. Clin. Onc.;2020 May 13. Chicago, IL. 
  7. Chaturvedi A, Alpert C, Lander M, Kanwar M, Benza RL, Raina A. Sex-Based Trends in Cardiac Transplant Complications and Related Outcomes in the United States. Poster Session presented at American Heart Assoc. Scientific Meeting; 2019 Nov 17. Philadelphia PA.
  8. De La Guerra R, Kulkarni A, Narula A. Small Bowel Tumor: The Answer to Unexplained Overt Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Poster session presented at: Amer. Coll. Gastro; 2019 Oct 26. San Antonio, TX.
  9. Ghosh P, Chakravarthy M, Lasorda D, Nitin Bhanot N, Cherukuri K, Abbadi D, Mareddy C. Effectiveness and Safety of Vacuum-Assisted Thrombectomy Device (AngioVac) for Extraction of Vegetations on Intra-cardiac Devices and Valves Prior to Device Removal: A Single Center Experience. Poster session presented at: Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics; 2019 Sep 26. San Francisco, CA.
  10. Gladys-Oryhon J, Sial M, Umar S, Goswami R. Luminal Colonic Metastases From Primary Urothelial Carcinoma. Poster session presented at: Amer. Coll. Gastro; 2019 Oct 26. San Antonio, TX.
  11. Gladys-Oryhon J, Umar S, Cole R, Farah K. Small Cell Carcinoma of the Cecum: A Rare Entity. Poster session presented at: Amer. Coll. Gastro; 2019 Oct 26. San Antonio, TX.
  12. Gladys-Oryhon J, Langhals-Totino P, Chaudhary D, Thakkar S. More than Meets the Eye: Pancreatic Panniculitis as Presenting Sign of Invasive Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. Poster session presented at: Amer. Coll. Gastro; 2019 Oct 26. San Antonio, TX.
  13. Gladys-Oryhon J, Cole R, Thakkar P, Syed A, Midian R, Morrissey S, Marcia Mitre M, Thakkar S, Farah K. Increasing Endoscopy Unit Efficiency: It's Time to Take Control. Poster session presented at: Amer. Coll. Gastro; 2019 Oct 26. San Antonio, TX.
  14. Gladys-Oryhon J, Umar S, Farah K, Cole R. Physician Arrival Time - A Pilot Study. Poster session presented at: Digestive Disease Week; 2020 May 4. Chicago, IL.
  15. Faisal MS, Khan C, Anwer F. Comparative Efficacy and Safety of Once Versus Twice Weekly Carfilzomib Based Therapies in Relapsed Refractory Multiple Myeloma- a Systematic Review. Poster session presented at: Amer. Soc. Heme.; 2019 Dec 7. Orlando, FL.
  16. Faruqi MA, DiSilvio B, Young M, Bajwa O, Malik K. The Double Whammy: Treatment Challenges in Co-existing Hepatopulmonary Syndrome and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Poster session presented at: CHEST; 2019 Oct 21. New Orleans, LA.
  17. Faruqi MA, Ashraf O, Babar L, Cheema T. Cardiac Blue Moon: A rare care of left ventricle thrombus in Yamaguchi syndrome. Poster session presented at: CHEST; 2019 Oct 21. New Orleans, LA.
  18. Flanagan C, Castagnaro M, Robertson T. Development and Impact of a Point of Care Ultrasound Curriculum on an Internal Medicine Residency. Poster session presented at: AMA Change Med Ed; 2019 Sept 20. Chicago, IL.
  19. Jayakrishnan T, Bakalov V, Chahine Z, Wegner RE, Sadashiv S. Impact of Socioeconomic Factors on Timeliness of Chemotherapy and their Impact on Survival In Patients With Active Multiple Myeloma. Poster session presented at: Amer. Soc. Heme.; 2019 Dec 7. Orlando, FL.
  20. Jayakrishnan T, Bakalov V, Chahine Z, Finely G, Monga DK, Wegner RE. How Does Social Determinants of Health Impact Timeliness of Chemotherapy and Survival In Patients With Metastatic Colon Cancer? A 12 year Study. Poster session presented at Amer. Soc. Clin. Onc.;2020 May 23. Chicago, IL.
  21. Ledgerwood C, Rabold E, Virani A, Dumont T. Uncommon Foe: Group B Streptococcus Meningitis, No Longer Just For Neonates. Poster session presented at: CHEST; 2019 Oct 21. New Orleans, LA.
  22. Mohy-ud-din N, Carleton N, El-Hachem S, Abdul Baki H, Syed A, Dulai P, Kochhar G. De-Novo Inflammatory Bowel Disease after Secukinumab Use: A Population Based Analysis. Poster session presented at: Amer. Coll. Gastro; 2019 Oct 26. San Antonio, TX.
  23. Mohy-ud-din N, Umar S, Kulkarni A, Morrissey S. A Rare Case of Follicular Lymphoma of Sigmoid Colon. Poster session presented at: Amer. Coll. Gastro; 2019 Oct 26. San Antonio, TX.
  24. Mohy-ud-din N, Deyl I, Abdul Baki H, Morrissey S. I Acute Pancreatitis Management Discrepancies Between Different Services In A Single Hospital Setting. Poster session presented at: Amer. Coll. Gastro; 2019 Oct 26. San Antonio, TX.
  25. Mohy-ud-din N, Gladys-Oryhon J, Tariq U. Women in GI Fellowship. Poster session presented at: Digestive Disease Week; 2020 May 2. Chicago, IL.
  26. Mosley MN, Faruqi MA, Rabold E, Gordon A. Autoimmunity Triggered by Immunotherapy: A Case of Autoimmune Hepatitis-induced by Nintedanib Usage for IPF. Poster session presented at: CHEST; 2019 Oct 21. New Orleans, LA.
  27. Nasrullah A, Young M, Tariq U, Balaan M. Purpura Fulminans: A Rare but Fierce Presentation of Pneumococcal Sepsis. Poster session presented at: CHEST; 2019 Oct 21. New Orleans, LA.
  28. Nasrullah A, Javed A, Hayes B, Kapetanos A. Amidst Vaping, Do Not Forget Methamphetamine Induced Lung Injury! Poster session presented at: Amer. Coll. Physicians; 2020 Apr. 27. Los Angeles, CA.
  29. Nasrullah A, Javed A, Hayes B, Kapetanos A. Amidst Vaping, Do Not Forget Methamphetamine Induced Lung Injury! Poster session presented at: Amer. Thor Soc. 2020 May 15. Philadelphia, PA.
  30. Nasrullah A, Javed A, Tariq U, Jayakrishnan T. Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage: A Rare but Devastating Presentation of Drug Induced Lupus! Poster session presented at: Amer. Thor Soc. 2020 May 18. Philadelphia, PA.
  31. Nasrullah A, Young M, Balaan M, Javed A. Cavitary Lung Lesion, Yes It Can Be IgG4 Related Lung Disease! Poster session presented at: Amer. Thor Soc. 2020 May 19. Philadelphia, PA.
  32. Nasrullah A, DiSilvio B, Alhajhusain A. "Stop! Treat the Patient, Not the Number", Pseudoshock - A Challenging Presentation of Bilateral Subclavian Artery Stenosis! Poster session presented at: Amer. Thor Soc. 2020 May 20. Philadelphia, PA.
  33. Nasrullah A, Gordon A, Tariq U, Raja A, Alhajhusain A. Sick to My Stomach...and Lungs! A Rare Case of Pulmonary Maltoma. Poster session presented at: Amer. Thor Soc. 2020 May 20. Philadelphia, PA.
  34. Nasrullah A, DiSilvio B, Malik K. Phenazopyridine-induced Methemoglobinemia: Dysuria Or Asphyxiation, Choose Wisely! Poster session presented at: Amer. Thor Soc. 2020 May 20. Philadelphia, PA.
  35. Nasrullah A, Tariq U, Jayakrishnan T, Behr R, Javed A. Hydralazine Induced Lupus and Antiphospholipid syndrome presenting as diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in a cirrhotic patient- a fdiagnostic dilemma! Poster session presented at: Soc. Hosp. Med. 2020 May 29. San Diego, CA.
  36. Nasrullah A, Jayakrishnan T, Brumbaugh A, Joshi A, Sandhu A, Malarkey A, Hardman B. Not All Anasarca Is Liver failure- AL Type Cardiac Amyloidosis, a Veiled Fatal Disease. Poster session presented at: Soc. Hosp. Med. 2020 May 29. San Diego, CA.
  37. Patel S, DiSilvio B, Dumont T. “Stuck Between a Rock and Hard Place”: A Case of Pulmonary Cement Embolism. Poster session presented at: CHEST; 2019 Oct 21. New Orleans, LA.
  38. Rabold E, Nasrullah A, Desmarias E, Jhawar BN, Ashraf O, Bihler E. Bile Should Never Pile - A Case of Iatrogenic Bilothorax. Poster session presented at: Amer. Thor Soc. 2020 May 15. Philadelphia, PA.
  39. Rabold E, Nasrullah A, Bihler E. Endobronchial Mass, Not a Mess- a case of benign Endobronchial Fibroepithelial Polyp. Poster session presented at: Amer. Thor Soc. 2020 May 15. Philadelphia, PA.
  40. Rao S, DiSilvio B, Leap J, Bajwa O. Pulmonary Cavities: TB or NTB. Poster session presented at: CHEST; 2019 Oct 21. New Orleans, LA.
  41. Rovnan H, Young M, Yarlagadda K, Malik KJ, Cheema TJ. Expect the unexpected: Pulmonary and Disseminated Blastomycosis in Pittsburgh, PA. Poster session presented at: Amer. Thor Soc. 2020 May 15. Philadelphia, PA.
  42. Saeli S, Roots JA, Shields KJ, Sharma TS. Does DMARD Adherence Affect Cycle Time on DMARDs and Time to Biologic Initiation in New RA Patients? Poster Session presented at American College of Rheumatology National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 11, 2019.\
  43. Tariq U, Nasrullah A, Umar S, Thakkar SJ. A Binge of Vodka with a 'Dark' Aftermath! An Infrequent Case of Black Esophagus. Poster session presented at: Soc. Hosp. Med. 2020 May 29. San Diego, CA.
  44. Umar S, Gladys-Oryhon J. Characteristics of Hospitalized Patients with +FOBT.Poster session presented at: Digestive Disease Week; 2020 May 4. Chicago, IL.
  45. Vilgran V, Rovnan H, Adurty R. A Curious Case of Spontaneously Resolving Organizing Pneumonia as the First Manifestation of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Poster session presented at: Amer. Thor Soc. 2020 May 15. Philadelphia, PA.
  46. Vilgran V, Nasrullah A, Bajwa O. Leflunomide-Induced Interstitial Pneumonitis: a rare occurrence in a case without underlying lung disease. Poster session presented at: Amer. Thor Soc. 2020 May 15. Philadelphia, PA.
  47. Webster P, Wilson N, Wasko MC, Payne C, Shields KJ, Sharma TS. Comparing Patient and Provider Perspectives on Long Term Biologic Use. Versus Tapering in Stable, Well-Controlled Rheumatoid ArthritisPoster Session presented at American College of Rheumatology National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 11, 2019.
  48. Wetzel A, Dahiya G, Kyvernitakis A, Gevenosky L, Williams R, Shah M, Nguyen V, Doyle M, Biederman RWW. Impact of Magnetic Resonance Imaging on Micro-circuitry of Implanted Cardiac Devices, The Peri-MRI effect. Poster Session presented at American Heart Assoc. Scientific Meeting; 2019 Nov 17. Philadelphia PA. 
  49. Wiemer N, Al Harash A, Manocha S. The Case of Memory Loss and the Mesmerizing MRI. Poster Session presented at American College of Rheumatology National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 11, 2019.
  50. Zaidi A, Omstead A, Chowdhury N, Kosovec J, Zheng P, Salvitti M, Gorbunov A, Babar L, Kelly R, Jobe B. 812PSTING agonist, ADU-S100, yields potent anti-tumour activity and therapeutically favorable immune profile in an esophageal adenocarcinoma model. Poster session presented at: GI ASCO; 2020 Jan 23. San Francisco, CA.

Regional presentations

2019-2020 Academic Year

  1. Aqtash O, Elhamdani A, et. al. Inappropriate Testing for Clostridium difficile Infection in Hospitalized Patients: A Closer Look. Poster session presented at Mid-Atlantic regional Meeting of SGIM. 2019 Nov 15; Pittsburgh, PA.
  2. Austin S, Nolan B, Cuevas E, Bean H, Venkat D, Robertson T. Hepatitis C Treatment in the Setting of Complex Social Determinants of Health: A Success Story. Poster session presented at: SGIM Mid Atlantic Chapter Meeting; 2019 Nov 15; Pittsburgh, PA.
  3. Austin S, Nolan B, Cevas E, Bean H, Venkat D, Robertson T. Treating Hepatitis C in Marginalized Populations: A Low- Barrier Approach from an Internal Medicine Resident Primary Care Clinic. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2019 Oct 12; Pittsburgh, PA. 
  4. Austin S, Pappan N, Yin D, Latterman L, Nazia Khatoon N. Establishing an Atypical Diagnosis: A Case of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. Poster session presented at: Soc. Hosp. Med. Pittsburgh Chapter. 2020 Jan 15; Pittsburgh PA.
  5. Austin S, Venkat D, Cuevas E. Doubt Gout: Diagnosing Psoriatic Arthritis in a Presumed Case of Gout. Poster session presented at: Soc. Hosp. Med. Pittsburgh Chapter. 2020 Jan 15; Pittsburgh PA.
  6. Bakalov V, Tang A, Yellala A, Kaplan R, Lister J, Sadashiv S. Risk Factors for Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalized Patients with Hematological Malignancy: An Analysis of the National Inpatient Sample, 2011-2015. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2019 Oct 12; Pittsburgh, PA.
  7. Bakalov V, Opioid Abuse and Dependence in Hospitalized Cancer Patients – An Analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2019 Oct 12; Pittsburgh, PA.
  8. Bakalov V, Chahine Z. In-Hospital Complications and Outcomes of Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation in Multiple Myeloma Patients Older Than 65-Years Old in the United States: National Inpatient Sample Analysis, 2011-2015. Poster session presented at: Soc. Hosp. Med. Pittsburgh Chapter. 2020 Jan 15; Pittsburgh PA.
  9. Benkhadra R, Sonbol MB, Wang Z, Firwana B, Mody K, Hubbard J, Murad MH, Ahn D, Bekaii-Saab T. Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis of Regorafenib and TAS-102 in Refractory Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. Poster session presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology; 2019 Oct 4; Pittsburgh, PA.
  10. Chahine Z, Samhouri Y, Jayakrishnan T, Faisal MS, Monga D. Leukemoid Reaction in a patient with Lung Adenocarcinoma. Poster session presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology; 2019 Oct 4; Pittsburgh, PA.
  11. Chahine, Z, Samhouri Y, Osman O, Jayakrishnan T, Kaplan R. Raising the Pressure: Atypical HUS Masquerading as Malignant Hypertension. Poster session presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology; 2019 Oct 4; Pittsburgh, PA.
  12. Chahine Z, Samhouri Y, Benkhadra R, Bakalov V, Fazal S. EBV-associated HLH that Spontaneously Resolved. Poster session presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology; 2019 Oct 4; Pittsburgh, PA.
  13. Chahine, Z, Samhouri Y, Osman O, Jayakrishnan T, Kaplan R. Raising the Pressure: Atypical HUS Masquerading as Malignant Hypertension. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2019 Oct 12; Pittsburgh, PA.
  14. Desmarais E, Singh H, Kilpatrick J, Watson C, Ling B, Venkat D. Suboxone in the ER: Prescribing Practices of Providers in the Emergency Department. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2019 Oct 12; Pittsburgh, PA.
  15. Deyl I, Limonnik V, Ashraf O, Cheema T. A Case of Myocarditis Mimicking an Acute ST- Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction- Highlighting Role of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. Poster session presented at: Soc. Hosp. Med. Pittsburgh Chapter. 2020 Jan 16; Pittsburgh PA. 
  16. Deyl I, Patek B. A case of Small bowel GIST presenting wth Melena. Poster session presented at: Soc. Hosp. Med. Pittsburgh Chapter. 2020 Jan 16; Pittsburgh PA.
  17. Faisal MS, Kaura A. Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome -- An Uncommon cause of Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2019 Oct 12; Pittsburgh, PA.
  18. Faisal MS, Chahine Z, Samhouri Y, Jayakrishnan T, Sadashiv S. A case series of safety and efficacy of once weekly Carflizomab combination regimen in in relapsed refractory MM. Poster session presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology; 2019 Oct 4; Pittsburgh, PA.
  19. Flanagan C, Castagnaro M, Robertson T. Development and Impact of a Point of Care Ultrasound Curriculum on an Internal Medicine Residency. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2019 Oct 12; Pittsburgh, PA.
  20. Huffman D, Samhouri Y, Shankar K. Primary Limbic Encephalitis in Metastatic Colon Cancer. Poster session presented at: Soc. Hosp. Med. Pittsburgh Chapter. 2020 Jan 15; Pittsburgh PA.
  21. Huffman D, Samhouri Y, Haag A. A Rare Case of Pembrolizumab-Induced Encephalopathy. Poster session presented at: Soc. Hosp. Med. Pittsburgh Chapter. 2020 Jan 15; Pittsburgh PA.
  22. Jayakrishnan T, Babu M, Goodnow S, Hardman B. A Schism of Metabolism: Budesonide Induced Hyperosmoloar Hyperglycemic. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2019 Oct 12; Pittsburgh, PA.
  23. Jayakrishnan T, White RJ, Greenberg L, Colonias A, Wegner RE. PSOH Podium Predictors of Chemotherapy and its Effects in Early Stage Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx Podium Presentation at: Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology; 2019 Oct 4; Pittsburgh, PA.
  24. Jayakrishnan T, Shah D, Mewawalla P. Glanzman's Thrombosthenia and How Listening to your Patient is Sometimes the Simple Key to Good Medicine! Poster session presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology; 2019 Oct 4; Pittsburgh, PA.
  25. Jayakrishnan T, Shaikh H, Samhouri Y, Sandhu A. Isolated testicular recurrence of B cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in an adult: rare case. Poster session presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology; 2019 Oct 4; Pittsburgh, PA.
  26. Jayakrishnan T, Limonnik V, Shah D, Mewawalla P. All That Bleeds is not Hemophilia A or B. Poster session presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology; 2019 Oct 4; Pittsburgh, PA.
  27. Jayakrishnan T, Babu M, Goodnow S, Hardman B. A Schism of Metabolism: Budesonide Induced Hyperosmoloar Hyperglycemic State following Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS). Poster session presented at Mid-Atlantic regional Meeting of SGIM. 2019 Nov 15; Pittsburgh, PA
  28. Jayakrishnan T, Nasrullah A, Brumbaugh A, Joshi A, Malarkey A, Hardman B. Case of Pituitary Apoplexy after Cardiac Arrest. Poster session presented at Mid-Atlantic regional Meeting of SGIM. 2019 Nov 15; Pittsburgh, PA
  29. Kaur G, Peterson C, Patrus G, Mewawalla P, Koget A, Kahn C, Fazal S, Sadashiv S, Lister J. Outcomes of Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Eldery Multiple Myeloma Patients- A Single Network Experience. Poster session presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology; 2019 Oct 4; Pittsburgh, PA.
  30. Labuda C, Flanagan C , Zhang Q, Kapetanos A. An Interesting Case of Erythroderma. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2019 Oct 12; Pittsburgh, PA.
  31. Loughner C, Huffman D, Baroni A. Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis with Thrombocytopenia. Poster session presented at: Soc. Hosp. Med. Pittsburgh Chapter. 2020 Jan 15; Pittsburgh PA.
  32. Ledgerwood C, Kalani M. Aripiprazole Induced Neutropenia. Poster session presented at Mid-Atlantic regional Meeting of SGIM. 2019 Nov 15; Pittsburgh, PA.
  33. Nasrullah A, Tariq U, Jayakrishnan T, Behr R, Javed A. Hydralazine Induced Lupus and Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome presenting as Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage in a Cirrhotic Patient- A Diagnostic Dilemma. Poster session presented at: Pennsylvania Medical Society; 2019 Oct 26; Hershey, PA.
  34. Nasrullah A, Jayakrishnan T, Brumbaugh A, Joshi A, Sandhu A, Malarkey A, Hardman B. AL type Cardiac Amyloidosis, a Veiled Fatal Disease. Poster session presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology; 2019 Oct 4; Pittsburgh, PA
  35. Nasrullah A, Jayakrishnan T, Brumbaugh A, Joshi A, Sandhu A, Malarkey A, Hardman B. Not All Anasarca Is Liver failure- AL Type Cardiac Amyloidosis, a Veiled Fatal Disease. Poster session presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology; 2019 Oct 4; Pittsburgh, PA
  36. Nasrullah A, Jayakrishnan T, Brumbaugh A, Joshi A, Sandhu A, Malarkey A, Hardman B. Not All Anasarca Is Liver failure- AL Type Cardiac Amyloidosis, a Veiled Fatal Disease. Poster session presented at: Soc. Hosp. Med. Pittsburgh Chapter. 2020 Jan 15; Pittsburgh PA.
  37. Nasrullah A, Tariq U, Jayakrishnan T, Behr R, Javed A. Hydralazine Induced Lupus and Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome presenting as Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage in a Cirrhotic Patient- A Diagnostic Dilemma. Poster session presented at: Soc. Hosp. Med. Pittsburgh Chapter. 2020 Jan 15; Pittsburgh PA.
  38. Osman O, Zahid S, Sureshkumar K. High Dose Steroids, a Trigger for Neck down Paralysis? Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2019 Oct 12; Pittsburgh, PA.
  39. Pappan N, Austin S, Robertson T, Uchin J. Jumping to Rash Decisions: An Unlikely Presentation of Henoch-Schoniein Purpura. Poster session presented at: Soc. Hosp. Med. Pittsburgh Chapter. 2020 Jan 16; Pittsburgh PA.
  40. Pappan N, Austin S, Latterman L. Stonewall Gitelman. Poster session presented at: Soc. Hosp. Med. Pittsburgh Chapter. 2020 Jan 16; Pittsburgh PA.
  41. Patel K, Importance of Surveillance in VHL Patients. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2019 Oct 12; Pittsburgh, PA.
  42. Rao S, Xu M, Cheema T. Femoral Central Venous Catheters—Are They Really the Bane of the Intensivist? Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2019 Oct 12; Pittsburgh, PA.
  43. Rao S. Radio- Frequency Ablation–Let’s Add it to The Causes of Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage! Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2019 Oct 12; Pittsburgh, PA.
  44. Saeli S, Bichile T. A Case of Dropped Head Syndrome Presenting After Initiation of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2019 Oct 12; Pittsburgh, PA.
  45. Saeli S, Bichile T. A Case of Dropped Head Syndrome Presenting After Initiation of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy. Poster session presented at Pennsylvania Rheumatology Society 6thAnnual Scientific Meeting, September 21 – 22, 2019
  46. Samhouri Y, Mamadgi J, Faisal MS, Benkhadra R, Shah R, Moll R, Jayakrishnan T; Bakalov V, Chahine Z, Limonnik V, Schorr R. Appropriateness of ordering imaging and BMB in low risk MGUS patients at Allegheny Health Network. Poster session presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology; 2019 Oct 4; Pittsburgh, PA.
  47. Shankar K, Shah D, Kaplan R. Hyperhemolysis Syndrome in a Patient with Sickle Cell Disease and Acute Chest Syndrome. Poster session presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology; 2019 Oct 4; Pittsburgh, PA
  48. Shankar K, Tetlay M, Rizwan S, Shah D, Bhagavatula R. Pembrolizumab-Induced Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis. Poster session presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology; 2019 Oct 4; Pittsburgh, PA.
  49. Singh H. Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care: Making a Patient Whole. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2019 Oct 12; Pittsburgh, PA.
  50. Singh H, OD in the ED: A Team-Based Approach to the Opioid Epidemic. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2019 Oct 12; Pittsburgh, PA.
  51. Singh H, Food for Thought: Creating Accessible Food Pharmacies for At-Risk Populations. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2019 Oct 12; Pittsburgh, PA.
  52. Smith K PSOH poster
  53. Webster P, Al Harash A, Lucke M.A Rash Thing to Do. Poster session presented at Pennsylvania Rheumatology Society 6th Annual Scientific Meeting, September 21 – 22, 2019.
  54. Webster P, Al Harash A, Lucke M. The Great Mimicker. Poster session presented at Pennsylvania Rheumatology Society 6th Annual Scientific Meeting, September 21 – 22, 2019
  55. Webster P, Al Harash A, Lucke M, Manzi S. Not All Blue Fingers Are Raynaud’s. Poster session presented at Pennsylvania Rheumatology Society 6th Annual Scientific Meeting, September 21 – 22, 2019
  56. Wiemer N, Al Harash A, Manocha S. "The Case of Memory Loss and the Mesmerizing MRI. Poster session presented at Pennsylvania Rheumatology Society 6th Annual Scientific Meeting, September 21 – 22, 2019.
  57. Wiemer N, Payne, C. Sometimes...It is Lupus. Poster session presented at Pennsylvania Rheumatology Society 6

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