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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.

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

2018-2019 Academic Year

  1. AzizM, Rawish F, Mohy-ud-din N, Asad P, Rastogi A. Endoscopic Cyst Esophagostomy Using a Lumen-Apposing Stent for a Large Mediastinal Pancreatic Pseudocyst Compressing the Left Atrium ACG Case Reports Journal: February 2019 - Volume 6 - Issue 2 - p 1–3
  2. Babar L, Bakalov V, Abel S, Finely GG, Raj MS, Monga DK, Kirchenko AV, Wegner RE. Temporal trends and disease characteristics associated with total neoadjuvant therapy (TNT) usage. Journal of Clinical Oncology 37, no. 4_suppl (February 1 2019) 642-64
  3. Babar L, Bakalov V, Chahine Z, Ashraf O, Monga DK. Evaluation of Readmission Rates for Gastrointestinal Bleeds in High Risk Oncologic Patients. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2019 May 26; 37, no. 15_suppl.
  4. Brumbaugh AD, Narurkar R, Parikh K, Fanucchi M, Frishman WH. Cardiac Immune-Related Adverse Events in Immune Checkpoint Inhibition Therapy. Cardiol Rev. 2019 Mar/Apr;27(2):97-107. doi: 10.1097/CRD.0000000000000217. PMID: 29912044
  5. Abel S, Hasan S, White R, Schumacher L, Finley G, Colonias A, Wegner RE Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) in early stage non-small cell lung cancer: Comparing survival outcomes in adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.Lung Cancer. 2019 Feb;128:127-133. doi: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2018.12.022. Epub 2018 Dec 24.
  6. Aslam HM, Iqbal SM, Shaikh H, Faizee FA, Merchant AA, Shaheen M5, Hashmi SK Haploidentical Stem Cell Transplantation: A Gateway to Infrequent Availability of HLA-Matched Related Donors. Case Rep Med. 2018 Sep 10;2018:2573657. doi: 10.1155/2018/2573657. eCollection 2018.
  7. 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. 2018 Jul 25:107815521878871 doi: 10.1177/1078155218788717. PMID: 30045683
  8. Hasan S, White R, Renz P, Abel S, Otaibi Z, Monga D, Colonias A, Wegner RE. Optimal timing of thoracic radiotherapy in limited stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC) with daily fractionation: A brief report. Radiother Oncol. 2019 Mar;132:23-26. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.20111.005. Epub 2018 Dec 20.PMID: 30825965
  9. Joshi AA, Davey R, Rao Y, Shen K, Benza RL, Raina A. Association between cytokines and functional, hemodynamic parameters, and clinical outcomes in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Pulm Circ. 2018 Jul-Sep;8(3):2045894018794051. doi: 10.1177/2045894018794051. Epub 2018 Jul 23.PMID: 30036135
  10. Khattab A, Monga DK. Turcot Syndrome. StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2018-. 2018 Dec 1.
  11. Khattab A, Monga DK. Cancer, Male Breast Cancer. StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2018-.2018 Oct 27.
  12. Khattab A, Patruni S, Sealey ML. Rare presentation of cryptococcal meningitis in an immunocompetent patient. BMJ Case Rep. 2019 May 28;12(5). pii: e230003. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2019-230003.
  13. Kim P, Gadani A, Abdul-Baki H, Mitre R, Mitre M. Fecal microbiota transplantation in recurrent Clostridium difficile infection: A retrospective single-center chart review. JGH Open. 2018 Oct 15;3(1):4-9. doi: 10.1002/jgh3.12093. eCollection 2019 Feb. PMID: 30834334
  14. Mohy-Ud-Din N, Krill TS, Shah AR, Chatila AT, Singh S, Bilal M, Parupudi S. Barrett's esophagus: What do we need to know? Dis Mon. 2019 Feb 23. pii: S0011-5029(19)30030-6. doi: 0.1016/j.disamonth.2019.02.003. PMID: 30808502
  15. Mohy-ud-din N, Morrissey S. Pancreatitis. [Updated 2019 Feb 19]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2019 Jan-. PMID: 30855921
  16. Mohy-ud-din N, Guha A, Mitre M. Complete Endoscopic and Histopathological Remission of Mantle Cell Lymphoma of the Gastrointestinal Tract. Cureus. 2019;11(3)
  17. Mohy-Ud-Din N, Patek B, Dhawan M. Unusual Presentation of Gastric Outlet Obstruction Due to Breast Cancer Metastasis: A Case Report. Cureus (April 24, 2019) 11(4): e4533. doi:10.7759/cureus.4533
  18. 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. PMID: 31058013
  19. Patibandla NS, Monga DK. Niraparib - A promising drug with hematological toxicity. J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2018 Oct 6:1078155218800156. doi: 10.1177/1078155218800156. [Epub ahead of print]
  20. Pronesti VM, Antoury C, Mitre R. An Unusual Presentation of Spigelian Hernia Incarceration after Colonoscopy. Cureus. 2018 Sep 17;10(9):e3317. doi: 10.7759/cureus.3317.
  21. Roark R, Sydor M, Chatila AT, Umar S, De La Guerra R, Bilal M, Guturu P. Management of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Dis Mon. 2019 Feb pii: S0011-5029(19)30029-X. doi: 10.1016/j.disamonth.2019.02.002. PMID: 30798984
  22. Selene II, Jose JA, Khalil MJ, Faisal MS, Malik MN. Presentation Patterns, Diagnostic Markers, Management Strategies, and Outcomes of IgD Multiple Myeloma: A Systematic Review of Literature. Cureus. 2019 Feb 4;11(2):e4011. doi: 10.7759/cureus.4011. PMID: 31001465
  23. Shah A, Goel K, Uchin J, Patibandla SK, Min Z, Bhanot N. Fever and Rash in an Adult: Varicella Re-infection in Conjunction with Newly Diagnosed Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Am J Med. 2019 Mar 5. pii: S0002-9343(19)30174-3. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.02.010. PMID: 30849382
  24. 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. 2018 Jul 25:1078155218788707. doi: 10.1177/1078155218788707. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30045682
  25. Shaikh H, Mewawalla P. Evans Syndrome. StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2018-. 2018 Oct 27.
  26. Shaikh H, Faisal MS, Mewawalla P. Vitamin C deficiency: rare cause of severe anemia with hemolysis. Int J Hematol. 2019 May;109(5):618-621. doi: 10.1007/s12185-018-02575-w. Epub 2019 Jan 22. PMID: 30666502
  27. Shaikh H, Aeddula NR. Anemia Of Chronic Renal Disease. StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2019 Jan-. 2019 Apr 8. PMID: 30969693
  28. Shaikh H, Kamran A, Shaikh S, Mewawalla P. Aplastic anemia secondary to propylthiouracil: A rare and life-threatening adverse effect. J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2019 Apr;25(3):715-718. doi: 10.1177/1078155217752079. Epub 2018 Jan 22. PMID: 29357782
  29. Sheikh AB, Afzal RM, Sagheer S, Bukhari MM, Javed A, Nasrullah A, Tariq U, Athar F, Saleem MS. The Dilemma of Inadvertent Pontine Demyelinosis: A Review of Literature. Cureus. 2018 Aug 21;10(8):e3174. doi: 10.7759/cureus.3174.
  30. Wegner RE, Abel S, Hasan S, White RJ, Raj M, Monga D, Finley G, McCormick J, Kirichenko AV. Trends in Radiation Dose and Technique For Anal Canal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Am J Clin Oncol. 2019 Jun;42(6):519-526. doi: 10.1097/COC.0000000000000551. PMID: 31136369
  31. Wegner RE, Abel S, White RJ, Horne ZD, Hasan S, Kirichenko AV. Trends in intensity-modulated radiation therapy use for rectal cancer in the neoadjuvant setting: a National Cancer Database analysis. Radiat Oncol J. 2018 Dec;36(4):276-284. doi: 10.3857/roj.2018.00465. Epub 2018 Dec PMID: 30630266
  32. White R, Otaibi Z, Rao R, Finley G. BRAF V600E Mutation in Multiple Primary Malignancies: A Hairy Affair. Cureus. 2018 Nov 16;10(11):e3600. doi: 10.7759/cureus.3600. PMID: 30680261
  33. White R, Abel S, Hasan S, Verma V, Greenberg L, Colonias A, Wegner RE.Practice patterns and outcomes following radiation dose de-escalation for oropharyngeal cancer. Laryngoscope. 2019 May 23. doi: 10.1002/lary.28083. PMID: 31120601

National presentations

2018-2019 Academic Year

  1. Ashraf O, Naddour M, Cheema T. Call the Pulmonologist! Bilevel Positive Pressure Ventialtion Outcomes with Pulmonology Consults. Poster session presented at: Soc. Critical Care Medicine; 2019 Feb 18; San Diego, CA.
  2. Ashraf O, Arif H, Faruqi MA, Beg M, Kapetanos A. Compliance with Sepsis Guidelines for Antibiotics on a General Medicine Unit. Abstract Published in: Critical Care Medicine: January 2019 - Volume 47 - Issue 1 - p 788.
  3. Ashraf O, Young M, Thirumala R. Diagnostic Accuracy of Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy For The Diagnosis Of Solitary Pulmonary Nodules. Poster session presented at: American Thoracic Society; 2019 May 19; Dallas, TX.
  4. Ashraf O, Babar L, Faruqi MA, Cheema TJ. Following the Guidelines: A Look at Compliance with Surviving Sepsis in a General Medical Unit. Poster session presented at: American Thoracic Society; 2019 May 20; Dallas, TX.
  5. Babar L, Faruqi MA, Ashraf O, Cheema TJ. The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Transfer Delay: A Monetary Sink Hole. Poster session presented at: American Thoracic Society; 2019 May 22; Dallas, TX.
  6. Babar L, Zaidi AH, Omstead AN, Zheng P, Kelly RJ, Jobe BA. Prognostic Immune Markers for Recurrence and Survival in Locally Advanced Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. Poster session presented at: Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium; 2019 Jan 18; San Francisco, CA.
  7. Babar L, Bakalov V, Hasan S, Abel S, Finley GG, Raj M, Monga DK, Kirichenko AV, Wegner RE. Trends in Radiation Dose and Technique for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer. Poster session presented at: Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium; 2019 Jan 18; San Francisco, CA.
  8. Bakalov V, Tang A, Yellala A, Kaplan RB, Lister J, Sadashiv S. The Risk Factors of the Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalized Patients with Hematologic Malignancies in the United States: National Inpatient Sample Analysis, 2011-2015. Poster session presented at: Amer. Soc. Hematology; 2018 Dec 1; San Diego, CA
  9. Bakalov V, Hasan S, Abel S, Babar L, Shaikh H, Raj MS, Finley GG, Monga DK, Kirichenko AV, Wegner RE. The Prognostic Value of KRAS Mutation in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer. Abstract published in J Clin Oncol 37, 2019 (suppl; abstr e15090).
  10. Bakalov V, Tang A, Yellala A, Babar L, Shah R, Sadashiv S, Kaplan RB, Lister J, Cuevas E, Monga DK. Risk Factors for Opioid Abuse/Dependence in Hospitalized Cancer Patients in the United States. Poster session presented at: Amer. Soc. Clin . Onc.; 2019 Jun 3; Chicago, IL.
  11. Baltaji S, Kalani MA, Naddour M, Ashraf O, Finoli L, Bilher E. What Comes Out on Top: Prone Positioning Versus Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome at a Large Quaternary Regional Center! Poster session presented at: American Thoracic Society; 2019 May 22; Dallas, TX.
  12. Chaturvedi A, Naik M, Po JR, Meeran T, Raina A. Discordant Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion and Global Right Ventricular Function in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Impact of Right Ventricular Geometry and Tricuspid Regurgitation. Poster session presented at: American College of Cardiology; 2019 Mar 17; New Orleans, LA
  13. Chaturvedi A, Buchanich J, Yong C, Gao Q, Chandrika P, Castagnaro M, Sharma TS, Murali S, Benza RL, Hadi A, Biderman R, Poornima I, Alpert C. Temporal Trends And Outcomes Of Cardiac Amyloidosis Hospitalizations In The United States: Insights From National Inpatient Sample Database. Poster session presented at: American College of Cardiology; 2019 Mar 17; New Orleans, LA.
  14. Chaturvedi A, Joshi AA, Naik M, Po JR, Meeran T, Raina A. Determinants Of Right Ventricular Dysfunction In Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Beyond Pulmonary Vascular Resistance. Poster session presented at: International Soc. Heart Lung Transplantation; 2019 Apr. 5; Orlando, FL.
  15. Chaturvedi A, Chandrika P, Faisal MS, Sharma TS, Castagnaro M, Robertson T, Gabriel G, Francis Redican F. Trends In Acute Kidney Injury And Associated Outcomes In Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction In The United States From 2007 Through 2016. Poster Session Presented at: Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions; 2019 May 20; Las Vegas, NV.
  16. Chaturvedi A, Naik M, Po JR, Meeran T, Raina A. Tricuspid Regurgitation Does Not Impact Right Ventricular Contractile Pattern in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Poster session presented at: American Society of Echocardiography; 2019 Jun 22; Portland, OR.
  17. Chaturvedi A, Naik M, Po JR, Meeran T, Raina A. Discordant Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion and Global Right Ventricular Function in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Impact of Right Ventricular Geometry and Tricuspid Regurgitation. Poster session presented at: American Society of Echocardiography; 2019 Jun 22; Portland, OR.
  18. Dahiya G, Kyvernitakis A, Pappas O, Sinha R, Doyle M, Lygouris G, Lasorda DM, Biederman RW, Kanwar M. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Improves Diastolic Function in Patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection. Poster session presented at: Amer. Heart. Assoc.; 2018 Nov 10; Chicago, IL.
  19. Dahiya G, McQuade D, Khalil R, Alpert C. Bridging the Gap: A Challenge to Pre-transplant Evaluation. Poster session presented at: American College of Cardiology; 2019 Mar 17; New Orleans, LA.
  20. Dahiya G, Nestasie M, Power JE, Bobby KJ, Yin Q, Joshi AA, Buchanich JE, Poornima IG. Gender Based Disparity in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Utilization: Insights from Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2012-2016. Poster session presented at: Amer. Heart Assoc. Quality Outcomes Research; 2019 Apr. 6; Arlington, VA.
  21. Dahiya G, Scoulos-Hanson M, Ashraf O, Kyvernitakis A, Naddour M, Benza RL, Kanwar M, Balaan M. Impact of Pulmonary Hypertension in Functional Status of Patients with Oxygen-Dependent Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease . Poster session presented at: American Thoracic Society; 2019 May 17; Dallas, TX.
  22. De La Guerra R, Anita Chandra, MD, Bonnie Patek, DO, Michael J Popeck, DO, Abhijit Kulkarni. Gastrointestinal Manifestation Preceding Cutaneous Lesions in Adult Henoch-Shonlein Purpura. Poster session presented at: Amer. Coll. GI; 2018 Oct 6; Philadelphia, PA.
  23. De La Guerra R, Moaz Sial MD, Shifa Umar, MD, Michael Babich. First Reported Case of Pimozide Related Liver Injury. Poster session presented at: Amer. Coll. GI; 2018 Oct 6; Philadelphia, PA.
  24. Dey AK, Aditya Goyal , Youssef Elnabawi , Abhishek Chaturvedi , et. al. Increased Resting Amygdala Activity Relates to Increased Prevalence of High Risk Coronary Plaque in Psoriasis. Poster session presented at: Amer. Heart. Assoc.; 2018 Nov 10; Chicago, IL.
  25. DiSilvio BE, Baltaji S, Finoli L, Shah AS, Malik K. Comparison of Haloperidol Versus Aripiprazole for Delirium Management in a Medical Intensive Care Unit at a Tertiary Care Center. Poster session presented at: American Thoracic Society; 2019 May 20; Dallas, TX.
  26. Faisal MS, Shaikh H, Khattab A, Albrethsen M, Fazal S. Cerebral aspergillosis in a patient on ibrutinib therapy—a predisposition not to overlook. Poster session presented at: Poster session presented at: Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America National Meeting; 2018 Jul 5; Dallas, TX.
  27. Faisal MS, Shaikh H, Khattab A, Mewawalla P. Vitamin C deficiency-A rare cause of hemolytic Anemia. Poster session presented at: Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America National Meeting; 2018 Jul 5; Dallas, TX.
  28. Faisal MS, Shaikh H, Khattab A, Albrethsen M, Fazal S. Cerebral aspergillosis in a patient on ibrutinib therapy—a predisposition not to overlook. Poster session presented at: International Conference on Advances in Hematology and Oncology; 2018 Aug 5; Coeur d'Alene, ID.
  29. Faruqi MA. Babar L, Ashraf O, Naddour M, Cheema T. First of Its Kind: Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrom Triggered by Adult-onset Still Disease". Poster session presented at: Soc. Critical Care Medicine; 2019 Feb 18; San Diego, CA.
  30. Faruqi MA, Babar L, Ashraf O, DiSilvio B, Kapetanos A. Transfer Time Out of the MICU: “The Waiting Place.” Abstract Published in: Critical Care Medicine: January 2019 - Volume 47 - Issue 1 - p 658.
  31. Frank E, Bonnie Patek, DO, Ramiro De La Guerra, MD Benjamin Wardrop, MD, Raktima Goswami, MD . It's Not Always the Diverticula: A Rare Case of Obscure Overt Lower Gastrointestinal Bleed Resulting from a Fistulous Tract Between Rectum and Seminal Vesicle Secondary to Metastatic Prostate Adenocarcinoma. Poster session presented at: Amer. Coll. GI; 2018 Oct 6; Philadelphia, PA.
  32. Ghosh P, Shifa Umar, MD,1 Marisa Evans, MD1, Tariq Cheema, MD2. A Case of Sweet Pleural Effusion in Cirrhosis. Poster session presented at: Amer. Coll. GI; 2018 Oct 6; Philadelphia, PA.
  33. Jahangiri V, Fazal S, Kaur G, Patrus G, Patel M, Faisal MS, Khattab A, Daboul N, Sadashiv S, Khan C, Mewawalla P, Koget A, Lister J. Post Transplantation Cyclophosphamide (PTCY) Is Associated with Increased Risk of BK Virus-Associated Hemorrhagic Cystitis (BKHC) in Patients Undergoing Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT). Poster session presented at: Amer. Soc. Bone Marrow Transplant; 2019 Feb 23; Houston, TX.
  34. Joshi AA, Aparna P Sajja2, Amit K Dey3, Joseph B Lerman4, Tsion M Aberra4, Maria M Patorroyo-Aponte4, Srinivas Murali5, Raymond L Benza5, Amresh Raina. Increased Clinical and Financial Burden of Heart Failure in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Insights from the National Inpatient Sample. Poster session presented at: Amer. Heart. Assoc.; 2018 Nov 10; Chicago, IL.
  35. Joshi AA, Lerman JB, Sajja AP, MM Patorroyo-Aponte, Benza RL, Raina A. Temporal Trends in Clinical and Financial Burden of Heart Failure Hospitalizations in Chronic Inflammatory Diseases: Insights from Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2004-2016. Poster session presented at: American College of Cardiology; 2019 Mar 18; New Orleans, LA.
  36. Kim P, Umar S, Chui-Bin H. Simplifying Care: A Real World HCV Treatment Model for Patients with HIV Co-Infection in the DAA Era. Poster session presented at: Amer. Coll. GI; 2018 Oct 6; Philadelphia, PA.
  37. Kim P, Syed A, Mitre R, Farah K, Mitre M. Outcomes of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Placement in the Endoscopy Lab versus the Operating Room. Poster session presented at: Amer. Coll. GI; 2018 Oct 6; Philadelphia, PA.
  38. Kim P, Arif H, Suchniak-Mussari K, Pronesti V, Shields KJ, Katz C, Abdul-Baki H. Comparison of Quality of Celiac Disease Management between a Multidisciplinary Celiac Disease Center and a General Gastroenterology Clinic. Poster session presented at: Diges. Disease Week; 2019 May 19; San Diego, CA.
  39. Kim P, Umar S, Kapetanos A. Management of Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Jehovah’s Witnesses: A Tertiary Care Bloodless Medicine Center Experience. Poster session presented at: Diges. Disease Week; 2019 May 19; San Diego, CA.
  40. Leap J, Baltaji S, Singh A. Fatal Epsom Salt Overdose. Poster session presented at: American Thoracic Society; 2019 May 21; Dallas, TX.
  41. McQuade D, Young M, Cheema TJ. You’re Never Too Old! A Delayed Diagnosis of Microscopic Polyangiitis in an Atypical Population. Poster session presented at: American Thoracic Society; 2019 May 21; Dallas, TX.
  42. Mohy-ud-din N, Aslam Syed, Shifa Umar, Shyam Thakkar, Dulabh Monga. Surveillance Colonoscopy after CRC resection: Are we doing it right? Poster session presented at: Amer. Coll. GI; 2018 Oct 9; Philadelphia, PA.
  43. Mohy-ud-din N, Omar Jilani, Gurneet Bedi, Michael Babich. Black Esophagus: Deadly and Rare. Poster session presented at: Amer. Coll. GI; 2018 Oct t 9; Philadelphia, PA.
  44. Mohy-ud-din N, Umar S, Monga DK. Adherence to Surveillance Colonoscopy Guidelines Post Colorectal Cancer Resection. Poster session presented at: Soc. Hospital Medicine; 2019 Mar 26; National Harbor, MD.
  45. Mohy-ud-din N, Patek B, Dhawan M. Rare Presentation of Gastric Outlet Obstruction Due to Breast Cancer Metastasis. Poster session presented at: Soc. Hospital Medicine; 2019 Mar 26; National Harbor, MD.
  46. Passineau M, Gallo P, Perez R, Horn C, Chaturvedi A, Benza RL.NEBI as a Potential Means of Differentiating PAH and HFpEF ndependent of PCWP. Poster session presented at: American Thoracic Society; 2019 May 19; Dallas, TX.
  47. Patel K, Zahid S, Sureshkumar K. Hypokalemia: A Diagnostic Mystery. Poster session presented at: National Kideny Foundation; 2019 May 11; Boston, MA.
  48. Patel S, DiSilvio BE, Zachariah J, Scott T, Dumont TL. Head over Heart: A Case of Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Complicated by Asystolic Cardiac Arrest. Poster session presented at: American Thoracic Society; 2019 May 22; Dallas, TX.
  49. Patibandla NSK, Patrus G, Sadashiv S, Fazal S, Khan C, Mewawalla P, Koget A, Lister J. A Single Institution Retrospective Analysis of Outcomes in Multiple Myeloma Patients Aged 50 and Younger Undergoing Autologous HCT. Poster session presented at: Amer. Soc. Bone Marrow Transplant; 2019 Feb 23; Houston, TX.
  50. Patruni S, Khattab A, Rizwan S, Abel A, Hasan S,Finely GG, Monga DK, Verma V, Wegner RE. A Comparative Analysis of Survival in Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with Brain Metastases Receiving Intracranial Radiation with and without Immunotherapy. Poster session presented at: Amer. Soc. Clin . Onc.; 2019 Jun 2; Chicago, IL.
  51. Pronesti V, Bedi G , Abdul-Baki H. Insight into Fecal Microbiota Transplant in an Immunocompromised Patient. . Poster session presented at: Amer. Coll. GI; 2018 Oct 16; Philadelphia, PA
  52. Pronesti V, Kim P, Goel K, Mitre M. Abdominal Pain in Celiac Disease Unmasking Enteropathy-Type T-Cell Lymphoma. Poster session presented at: Amer. Coll. GI; 2018 Oct 16; Philadelphia, PA
  53. Pronesti V, Song H, Mitre M. Intussusception of the Appendix Associated With Endometriosis. Poster session presented at: Amer. Coll. GI; 2018 Oct 16; Philadelphia, PA.
  54. Pronesti V, Suchniak-Mussari K, Kim P, Shields KJ, Katz C, Abdul-Baki H. Comparison of Celiac Disease Patient Satisfaction Between a Multidisciplinary Celiac Disease Center Versus a General Gastroenterology Clinic. Poster session presented at: Diges. Disease Week; 2019 May 18; San Diego, CA.
  55. Rao S, Cheema TJ. A Case Study on Pleuroparenchymal Fibroelastosis: Is It Really an Enigma. Poster session presented at: American Thoracic Society; 2019 May 22; Dallas, TX.
  56. Reddy S, Trivedi R, Mueller J, Mickus T, Shah M. Role of Aortic Valve Calcium Score in Predicting Severity of Aortic Stenosis in Patients with Reduced Ejection Fraction. Poster session presented at: American College of Cardiology; 2019 Mar 18; New Orleans, LA
  57. Scoulos-Hanson M, Naddour M, Cheema T. A Little Streptococcus Anginosus Goes a Long Way: a Strange Case Of Meningitis. Tele-Poster presented at: Soc. Critical Care Medicine; 2019 Feb 18; San Diego, CA.
  58. Scoulos-Hanson M, Naddour M, Lega M. Not All That Shines Is Gold: Mycobacterium Kansasii, A Solitary Pulmonary Nodule. Tele-Poster presented at: Soc. Critical Care Medicine; 2019 Feb 18; San Diego, CA.
  59. Shaikh H, Bakalov V, Amjad A. Paravertebral mass and diffuse lymphadenopathy in a patient with pyruvate kinase deficiency: malignancy or alternative etiology? Poster session presented at: International Conference on Advances in Hematology and Oncology; 2018 Aug 5; Coeur d'Alene, ID.
  60. Shaikh H, Shaikh S, Jahangiri V. Delay in time from diagnosis to treatment in metastatic melanoma, lung and colon cancer. Poster session presented at: International Conference on Advances in Hematology and Oncology; 2018 Aug 5; Coeur d'Alene, ID.
  61. Shaikh H, Bakalov V, Mao S. Vitamin D Deficiency in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Cancer. Abstract published in J Clin Oncol 37, 2019 (suppl; abstr e13117).
  62. Shaikh MP, F. Alite, V. Bakalov, T. Altoos, M. Wu and G. M. Jacobson. Adjuvant radiotherapy vs early salvage radiotherapy in pT3 or margin-positive prostate cancer: A meta-analysis of matched-control studies. Poster session presented at: ASTRO; 2018 Oct 21; San Antonio, TX.
  63. Daboul N, Shaikh H, Patrus G Jahangiri V, Shields KJ, Fazal S, Sadashiv, S, Khan C, Mewawalla P, Koget A, Lister J. OS after Allogeneic HSCT for AML Stratified at the Time of Transplant by CIBMTR and IWG Response Criteria. Poster session presented at: Amer. Soc. Bone Marrow Transplant; 2019 Feb 20; Houston, TX.
  64. Trivedi R, Aldweib N, Michael Popeck DO, Chinmaya Mareddy MD, Mark Doyle PhD, Amit Thosani MD, Robert Biederman MD, Indu Poornima. A Novel Approach to an Old and Unrecognized Disease: Intricacies of Cardiac Sarcoidosis. Poster session presented at: Amer. Heart. Assoc.; 2018 Nov 10; Chicago, IL.
  65. Venkat D, Bakalov V, Singh H, Watson C, Ereditario C, Ling B, Cuevas E. Creating Accessible Food Pharmacies for At-Risk Populations. Poster session presented at: Soc. Gen. Int. Medicine; 2019 May 5; Washington DC.
  66. Venkat D, Bruce JJ, Ling B,Watson C, Ereditario C, Ling B. OD in the ED: A Team-Based Approach to the Opioid Epidemic. Poster session presented at: Soc. Gen. Int. Medicine; 2019 May 5; Washington DC.
  67. Webster PJ, Shields KJ, Sharma T. Adherence to American College of Rheumatology Recommendations for Screening and Treatment of Glucocorticoid Induced Osteoporosis in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis on Long Term Glucocorticoid Therapy at a Tertiary Care Center. Poster session presented at: Amer. Coll. Rheum; 2018 Oct 20; Chicago, IL.
  68. Wegner RE,Abel S, Hasan S, White RJ, Monga DK, Colonias A, Verma V. Time From Stereotactic Radiotherapy to Immunotherapy as a Predictor for Outcome in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Poster session presented at: Amer. Soc. Clin . Onc. 2019 Jun 2; Chicago, IL.
  69. White RJ, Hasan S, Renz P, Abe S, Otaibi Z, Colonias A, Monga DK, Wegner RE. Optimal Timing of Thoracic Radiotherapy in Limited Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer (LS-SCLC) With Daily Fractionation: a National Cancer Database (NCDB) Propensity Matched Analysis. Abstract published in International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics, 2019 Volume 104, Issue 1, 247-248.
  70. Abel S, Hasan S, White RJ, Schumacher L, Finley GG, A. Colonias A, Wegner RE. Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) in Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A National Cancer Database (NCDB) Propensity Matched Analysis Comparing Survival in Adenocarcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Abstract published in International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics, 2019 Volume 104, Issue 1, 232. PMID: 30642444
  71. Young M, Baltaji S, Thirumala RD. The Monster That Burst: When a Mature Teratoma Presents as Pleuritic Chest Pain. Poster session presented at: American Thoracic Society; 2019 May 22; Dallas, TX.
  72. Young M, Leap J, Ledgerwood C, Alhajhusain A. The British Invasion: A Rare Case of Mycobacterium Malmoense Infection in a Landscaper. Poster session presented at: American Thoracic Society; 2019 May 19; Dallas, TX.

Regional presentations

2018-2019 Academic Year

  1. Bakalov V, Tang A, Yellala A, Kaplan RB, Lister J, Sadashiv S. The Risk Factors of the Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalized Patients with Hematologic Malignancies in the United States: National Inpatient Sample Analysis, 2011-2015. Poster session presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology; 2018 Oct 5; Hershey, PA.
  2. Baltaji S, Sahota E, Patel K, Bihler E. The Role of Hestia Criteria in High Value Care of Pulmonary Embolism. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2018 Nov 3; Pittsburgh, PA.
  3. Baltaji S, Patel K, Shade D. Unusual and Deadly: Primary Laryngeal Small Cell Carcinoma! Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2018 Nov 3; Pittsburgh, PA.
  4. Bedi G, Mohy-ud-din N, Dhawan M. Splenic Vein Aneurysm: A Rare and Incidental Finding. Poster session presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting; 2018 Sep 13; Hershey, PA.
  5. Chaturvedi A, Joshi AA, Chandrika P, Castagnaro M, Sharma TS, Alpert C, Poornima I, Raina A. Increased Clinical Burden Of Heart Failure In Patients With Depression: Insights From The National Inpatient Sample Database. Poster session presented at: American Federation for Medical Research, Eastern Region Meeting; 2019 Mar 30; Philadelphia, PA.
  6. Chaturvedi A, Kapetanos A, Robertson T, Chandrika P, Castagnaro M, Sharma TS, Alpert C, Raina A. Vitamin D Deficiency Is Associated with Increased Clinical and Financial Burden Of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure. Poster session presented at: American Federation for Medical Research, Eastern Region Meeting; 2019 Mar 30; Philadelphia, PA.
  7. Dahiya G, Kyvernitakis A, Pappas O, Sinha R, Doyle M, Lygouris G, Lasorda DM, Biederman RW, Kanwar M. Impact of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement on Left Ventricular Remodeling in Patients with Preserved Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction. Poster session presented at: Amer. Heart Assoc. Fellow’s Research Day; 2019 Jan 18; Pittsburgh, PA.
  8. Deyl I, Limonnik V, Ashraf O, Faruqi MA, Cheema T. Health Care Dollars Gone To Waste: Case of Long Term Amphetamine Misuse Disguised as Mania. Poster session presented at: Soc. Hospital Medicine Pittsburgh Chapter. 2019 Jan 16; Pittsburgh, PA.
  9. Deyl I, Limonnik V, Ashraf O, Faruqi MA, Cheema T. A Case of Myocarditis Mimicking an Acute Myocardial Infarction with ST- segment- Elevation -- Role of CMR in the Differential Diagnosis. Poster session presented at: Soc. Hospital Medicine Pittsburgh Chapter. 2019 Jan 16; Pittsburgh, PA.
  10. Faruqi MA, Babar L, Ashraf O, Cheema T. Cardiac Blue Moon: A Rare Case of Left Ventricle Thrombus in Yamaguchi Syndrome. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2018 Nov 3; Pittsburgh, PA.
  11. Faruqi MA, Babar L, Ashraf O, DiSilvio B, Kapetanos A. Transfer Time Out of the MICU: “The Waiting Place.” Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2018 Nov 3; Pittsburgh, PA.
  12. Ghosh P, Shifa Umar, MD,1 Marisa Evans, MD1, Tariq Cheema, MD2. A Case of Sweet Pleural Effusion in Cirrhosis. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2018 Nov 3; Pittsburgh, PA.
  13. Guha A Bakalov V, Pandya D, Song H, Monga D, Mao S. Presentation of Metastatic Melanoma as Fulminant Hepatic Failure with Unknown Primary. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2018 Nov 3; Pittsburgh, PA.
  14. Hertel J, Patel K, Cheema T. A Case of Recurrent Pneumothorax. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2018 Nov 3; Pittsburgh, PA.
  15. Jayakrishnan TJ, Pandya D, Monga D. Colloid Carcinoma of Pancreas in the Setting of IPMN. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2018 Nov 3; Pittsburgh, PA
  16. Jayakrishnan TJ, Kamran A, Shah D, Guha A, Faisal MS, Mewawalla P. Senile Systemic Amyloidosis: An Uncommon Cause of Acute Heart Failure. Poster session presented at: Soc. Hospital Medicine Pittsburgh Chapter. 2019 Jan 16; Pittsburgh, PA.
  17. Joshi AA , Sajja AP, Lerman JB, Dey AK, BenzaRL, Kanwar M, Raina A. Gender Disparity in Left Ventricular Assist Device Utilization: Insights from Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2004-2016. Poster session presented at: Amer. Heart Assoc. Fellow’s Research Day; 2019 Jan 18; Pittsburgh, PA.
  18. Khattab A, Park SJ, Monga D. Case Series of Irinotecan-Induced-Dysarthria: A Review of Literature and Proposition of a Pre-medication Regimen. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2018 Nov 3; Pittsburgh, PA.
  19. Khattab A, Yellala A, Mamadgi J, Faisal MS, Patruni S, Kaplan R. Atypical-HUS Secondary to Adult-Onset Stills Disease. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2018 Nov 3; Pittsburgh, PA.
  20. Kim P, Umar s, Kapetanos A. Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Bloodless Medicine Patients. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2018 Nov 3; Pittsburgh, PA.
  21. Limonnik V, Deyl I, Ashraf O, Patel A. Cardiac Catheterization is not without Complications: Fatal Outcome with Post-catheterization Retroperotineal Hemorrhage. Poster session presented at: Soc. Hospital Medicine Pittsburgh Chapter. 2019 Jan 16; Pittsburgh, PA.
  22. McQuade D, Brickett L, Mewawalla P. Anticoagulation Challenges in a Patient with Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia and Dye Allergy. Poster session presented at: Soc. Hospital Medicine Pittsburgh Chapter. 2019 Jan 16; Pittsburgh, PA.
  23. Mohy-ud-din N, Umar S, Abdul-Baki HA, Morrissey S. Acute Pancreatitis Management Discrepancies Between Different Services In A Single Hospital Setting Affecting Patient Outcomes. Poster session presented at: Soc. Hospital Medicine Pittsburgh Chapter. 2019 Jan 16; Pittsburgh, PA.
  24. Naik M, Chenarides J, Chenarides W, Raina A. Pacemaker Malfunction Induced by Flecainide Toxicity. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2018 Nov 3; Pittsburgh, PA.
  25. Naik M, Veer M, Chaturvedi A, Scoulos-Hanson M, Poornima I. Contemporary Management and Outcomes of Atrial Fibrillation Related to Ibrutinib Treatment. Poster session presented at: Amer. Heart Assoc. Fellow’s Research Day; 2019 Jan 18; Pittsburgh, PA.
  26. Patruni S, Khattab A, Pandya D, Khan C, Monga D. Consider Rituximab Induced Intestinal Stricture and Perforation When Choosing a Treatment Strategy. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2018 Nov 3; Pittsburgh, PA.
  27. Sahota EK, Veer M, Chaturvedi A, Semanda C, Doyle M, Farah V. Systolic Blood Pressure Post-Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Predicts Mortality. Poster session presented at: Amer. Heart Assoc. Fellow’s Research Day; 2019 Jan 18; Pittsburgh, PA.
  28. Shaikh H, Faisal MS, Khattab A, Mewawalla P. Vitamin C deficiency-A rare cause of hemolytic Anemia. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2018 Nov 3; Pittsburgh, PA.
  29. Venkat D, Ling B, Watson C, Feinstein M, Cuevas E. Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care: Making a Patient Whole. Poster presented at: Society for General Internal Medicine Mid-Atlantic meeting, 2018 November 9; Morristown, NJ.
  30. Venkat D, Hardman B. Made You Look: Primary CNS Lymphoma Presenting as Oculomotor Defects. Poster presented at: Society for General Internal Medicine Mid-Atlantic meeting, 2018 November 9; Morristown, NJ.
  31. Yellala A, Bakalov V, Jyothika Mamadgi, MD2 , Shifeng Mao, M. Primary Small Cell Carcinoma of Prostate. Poster session presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology; 2018 Oct 5; Hershey, PA.
  32. Webster P, Kim P, Abella-Ramirez K, Sharma T. Making A Rash Decision in a Hospitalized Patient. Poster session presented at: Pennsylvania Rheumatology Society; 2018 Sep 23; Hershey, PA.
  33. Yellala A, Jani P, Patibandla SK, Greenberg L, Monga D. Primary Retroperitoneal Sarcoma: a Diagnostic Dilemma. Poster presented at: Society for General Internal Medicine Mid-Atlantic meeting, 2017 November 10; Newark, DE.
  34. Yellala A. Patibandla SK, Mareddy C, Jahangiri V, Koget A. DKA that Diagnosed HLH! Poster session presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology; 2017 September 15; Hershey, PA.
  35. Yellala A. Patibandla SK, Mareddy C, Jahangiri V, Koget A. DKA that Diagnosed HLH! Poster presented at: Society for General Internal Medicine Mid-Atlantic meeting, 2017 November 10; Newark, DE.
  36. Venkat D, Naddour M, Kim P, Luhovey J, Balaan M. Sweet's Syndrome: Bitter Wounds from Hypoxemia. Poster presented at: Society for General Internal Medicine Mid-Atlantic meeting, 2017 November 10; Newark, DE
  37. Venkat D, Naddour M, Kim P, Luhovey J, Balaan M. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: Hypoxemia with Normal Chest Imaging. Poster presented at: Society for General Internal Medicine Mid-Atlantic meeting, 2017 November 10; Newark, DE.
  38. Zahid S, TITLE AND COAUTHORS NEEDED Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2017 Nov 4; Pittsburgh, PA.

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