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Research and 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

2020-2021 Academic Year

  1. Austin S, Pappan N, Venkat D. Improving Emergency Room Utilization During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Telemedicine Social Determinants of Health Outreach Approach. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2021 Jun 21;11(4):485-488. doi: 10.1080/20009666.2021.1936950. PMID: 34211654; PMCID: PMC8221136.
  2. Amoateng R, Hardman B, Liu C, Austin S. Rare case of pancrelipase therapy-induced neutropaenia. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Mar 22;14(3):e241799. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2021-241799. PMID: 33753395; PMCID: PMC7986883.
  3. Bahr M, Cap AP, Dishong D, Yazer MH. Practical Considerations for a Military Whole Blood Program. Mil Med. 2020 Aug 14;185(7-8):e1032-e1038. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usz466. PMID: 32350539.
  4. Bakalov V, Jayakrishnan TT, Abel S, Hilton C, Rusia B, Wegner RE. The use of adjuvant radiation therapy in male breast cancer and its impact on outcomes. Cancer Treatment and Research Communications. 2021 Mar 22; 27(100359):1-8. ISN 2468-2942. Doi.org/10.1016/j.ctarc.2021.100359.
  5. Baltaji S, Ledgerwood C, Finoli L, Lyons C, Cheema T. Supportive Management and Interventions for Respiratory Failure Due to SARS-CoV-2. Crit Care Nurs Q. 2020 Oct/Dec;43(4):369-380. doi: 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000322. PMID: 32833773.
  6. Begg A, Dahiya G, Kyvernitakis A, Biederman RWW. The use of contrast- enhanced transthoracic echocardiography for spiral-variant hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Echocardiography. 2020 Nov;37(11):1873-1876. doi: 10.1111/echo.14871. Epub 2020 Sep 28. PMID: 32989860.
  7. Burke RM, Balter S, Barnes E, Barry V, Bartlett K, Beer KD, Benowitz I, Biggs HM, Bruce H, Bryant-Genevier J, Cates J, Chatham-Stephens K, Chea N, Chiou H, Christiansen D, Chu VT, Clark S, Cody SH, Cohen M, Conners EE, Dasari V, Dawson P, DeSalvo T, Donahue M, Dratch A, Duca L, Duchin J, Dyal JW, Feldstein LR, Fenstersheib M, Fischer M, Fisher R, Foo C, Freeman-Ponder B, Fry AM, Gant J, Gautom R, Ghinai I, Gounder P, Grigg CT, Gunzenhauser J, Hall AJ, Han GS, Haupt T, Holshue M, Hunter J, Ibrahim MB, Jacobs MW, et al. Enhanced contact investigations for nine early travel-related cases of SARS-CoV-2 in the United States. PLoS One. 2020 Sep 2;15(9):e0238342. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0238342. PMID: 32877446; PMCID: PMC7467265.
  8. Chahine Z, Samhouri Y, Jayakrishnan TT, Monga D. Leukemoid reaction causing arterial thrombus in a patient with lung adenocarcinoma. BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Oct 13;13(10):e235389. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2020-235389. PMID: 33051200; PMCID: PMC7554461.
  9. Chahine Z, Jayakrishnan TT, Samhouri Y, Fazal S. Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis that spontaneously resolved: a case of EBV. BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Nov 12;13(11):e235544. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2020-235544. PMID: 33184051; PMCID: PMC7662526.
  10. Chobufo MD, Rahman EU, Farah F, Suliman M, Mansoor K, Elhamdani A, El-Hamdani M, Balla S. 10-Year community prevalence and trends of severe asymptomatic hypertension among patients with hypertension in the USA: 2007-2016. Int J Cardiol Hypertens. 2020 Nov 3;7:100066. doi: 10.1016/j.ijchy.2020.100066. PMID: 33447787; PMCID: PMC7803022.
  11. Haag A, Jayakrishnan TT, Shah D, Sandhu A, Monga D. First Reported Case of Localized Extra-pulmonary Small Cell Carcinoma (EPSC) of the Esophagus Treated With Triple Therapy. Anticancer Res. 2020 Oct;40(10):5919-5923. doi: 10.21873/anticanres.14612. PMID: 32988923.
  12. Haag A, Huffman D, Peterson C, Shankar K, Alnimer L, Samhouri Y, Greenberg L. Cutaneous Lesion of the Nose as Initial Presentation of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. Anticancer Res. 2021 May;41(5):2485-2488. doi: 10.21873/anticanres.15025. PMID: 33952475.
  13. Hu J, Kashyap K, Elhamdani A, Katchi F, Nguyen V. Reversal of Acute Pacing-induced Cardiomyopathy by Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Setting of Post-tavr Heart Block. Journal of Cardiac Failure. 2020; 26(11): S104.  ISSN 1071-9164 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2020.09.302.
  14. Hu J, Biederman R, Kashyap K, Wilson JT, Farah V, Franco T, Nguyen V. Duplex ultrasound in the evaluation of venous and arterial thoracic outlet syndrome. JRSM Open. 2021 Mar 22;12(3):2054270420983101. doi: 10.1177/2054270420983101. PMID: 33815811; PMCID: PMC7989123.
  15. Huffman D, Wegner R, Jalil A, Krivak T, Miller E. Survival After Primary Surgery Compared With Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Early-stage Ovarian Cancer. Anticancer Res. 2020 Nov;40(11):6003-6008. doi: 10.21873/anticanres.14621. PMID: 33109538.
  16. Huffman DL, Shnoda M, Shankar K, Peterson C, Gajjar K. Idiopathic Purulent Pericarditis Caused by Methicillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus Aureus in an Immunocompetent Adult. Cureus. 2021 Mar 29;13(3):e14173. doi: 10.7759/cureus.14173. PMID: 33936884; PMCID: PMC8080989.
  17. Javed A, Nasrullah A, Malik K. A Rare Case of Methamphetamine-Induced Lung Injury During the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. Cureus. 2021 Feb 8;13(2):e13215. doi: 10.7759/cureus.13215. PMID: 33717751; PMCID: PMC7944429.
  18. Jayakrishnan TT, Padmanabhan A, Gangadharan A, Salim S, Jayakrishnan TT. Nipah outbreak in Kerala, South India: Ethical challenges in the deployment of healthcare workers. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. 2020 Jul. 01-05. 10.20529/IJME.2020.078.
  19. Jayakrishnan TT, Bakalov V, Chahine Z, Lister J, Wegner RE, Sadashiv S. Disparities in the enrollment to systemic therapy and survival for patients with multiple myeloma. Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Ther. 2020 Oct 10:S1658-3876(20)30152-7. doi: 10.1016/j.hemonc.2020.09.005. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33069693; PMCID: PMC7546959.
  20. Jayakrishnan TT, Bakalov V, Chahine Z, Finley G, Monga D, Wegner RE. Impact of affordable care act on the treatment and outcomes for stage-IV colorectal cancer. Cancer Treat Res Commun. 2020;24:100204. doi: 10.1016/j.ctarc.2020.100204. Epub 2020 Aug 10. PMID: 32805532.
  21. Jayakrishnan TT, Bakalov V, Callander NS, Sadashiv S, Wagner R, Ailawadhi S. Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Timeliness to Treatment for Patients With Multiple Myeloma. Anticancer Res. 2020 Oct;40(10):5727-5734. doi: 10.21873/anticanres.14587. PMID: 32988898.
  22. Jayakrishnan TT, Nasrullah A, Wedgeworth P, Moseley M, Haag A, Vashistha K, Bakalov V, Chaturvedi A, Manzi S, Kapetanos A. Initial Experience With Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients in a Large Health System in Western Pennsylvania. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 2020: Nov;28(6):65-66. doi: 10.1097/IPC.0000000000000910
  23. Jayakrishnan TT, Babu M, Goodnow S, Hardman B. Budesonide-Induced Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State Following Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt. AACE Clin Case Rep. 2020 Sep 21;6(5):e265-e268. doi: 10.4158/ACCR-2020-0216. PMID: 32984535; PMCID: PMC7511094.
  24. Jayakrishnan TT, Abel S, Interval E, Colonias A, Wegner RE. Patterns of Care and Outcomes in Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx Treated in the Modern Era. Front Oncol. 2020 Aug 7;10:1241. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2020.01241. PMID: 32850375; PMCID: PMC7426485.
  25. Jayakrishnan TT, Bina T. Kerala's First 100 days of Facing the COVID19 Pandemic: A Story of Public Health Success.  Int J Community Med Public Health. 2020 Aug;7(8):3305-3306
  26. Jayakrishnan TT, Limonnik V, Shah D, Mewawalla P. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia: How Listening to the Patient Is Sometimes the Simple Key to Good Medicine! Case Rep Med. 2020 Jul 10;2020:4862987. doi: 10.1155/2020/4862987. PMID: 32695179; PMCID: PMC7368957.
  27. Jayakrishnan TT, Bakalov V, Samhouri Y, Wegner RE, Sadashiv S. Outcomes of Treatment for HIV-Infected Lymphoma Patients: A National Cancer Database (NCDB) Analysis. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2020 Nov;20(11):e864-e870. doi: 10.1016/j.clml.2020.06.003. Epub 2020 Jun 13. PMID: 32665185.
  28. Jayakrishnan TT, Bakalov V, Samhouri Y, Wegner RE, Sadashiv S. Outcomes of Treatment for HIV-Infected Lymphoma Patients: A National Cancer Database (NCDB) Analysis. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2020 Nov;20(11):e864-e870. doi: 10.1016/j.clml.2020.06.003. Epub 2020 Jun 13. PMID: 32665185.
  29. Jayakrishnan TT, Nasrullah A, Wedgeworth P, Moseley M, Haag A, Vashistha K, Mealy S, Khoury F, Bakalov V, Chaturvedi A, Manzi S, Kapetanos A. Admission Characteristics and Mortality Risk Among Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 2021 Jun 18. doi: 10.1097/IPC.0000000000001050.
  30. Kapoor N, Mehta V, Singh B, Karna R, Kumar S, Kar P. Prevalence of cirrhotic cardiomyopathy and its relationship with serum pro-brain natriuretic peptide, hepatorenal syndrome, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, and mortality. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2020 Oct;39(5):481-486. doi: 10.1007/s12664-020-01083-2. Epub 2020 Nov 13. PMID: 33188455.
  31. Kar P, Karna R. A Review of the Diagnosis and Management of Hepatitis E. Curr Treat Options Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 17:1-11. doi: 10.1007/s40506-020-00235-4. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32837339; PMCID: PMC7366488.
  32. Kar P, Karna R, et al. Epidemiology, Genotyping, Mutational and Phylogenetic Analysis of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in North-east India.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology. 2021 Apr 19. ISSN 0973-6883, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jceh.2021.04.002.
  33. Karna R, Javed A, Nasrullah A, Raja A, Arshad H. Pancreatic cancer Masquerading as lung nodules: A Diagnostic Dilemma. Respiratory Medicine Case Reports 2021 Jun 23;33(101453). ISSN 2213-0071. doi:10.1016/j.rmcr.2021.101453.
  34. Kathuria P, Arora S, Karna R, et. al. An Interesting Case of Autoimmune Liver Disease. Annals of the National Academy of Medical Sciences.  2020: Dec 30. DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1722105.
  35. Limonnik V, Shah D, Sandhu A, Monga DK. A Rare Case of Locally Advanced Primary Small Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Adrenal Gland. Anticancer Res. 2020 Oct;40(10):5933-5938. doi: 10.21873/anticanres.14614. PMID: 32988925.
  36. Limonnik V, Abel S, Finley GG, Long GS, Wegner RE. Factors associated with treatment receipt and overall survival for patients with locally advanced large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung: A National Cancer Database analysis. Lung Cancer. 2020 Dec;150:107-113. doi: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2020.10.001. Epub 2020 Oct 6. PMID: 33126090.
  37. Mansour H, Rayan M, Shnoda M, Kamal D. Cannabis and tramadol addiction: Do they imply additive risk for acute myocardial infarction in adults younger than 45 years? Anatol J Cardiol. 2020 Nov;24(5):316-325. doi: 10.14744/AnatolJCardiol.2020.67206. PMID: 33122481; PMCID: PMC7724384.
  38. Mohy-Ud-Din N, Deyl I, Umar S, Abdul-Baki H, Morrissey S. Quality Gaps in Management of Acute Pancreatitis: A Tertiary Care Center Experience. Pancreas. 2021 Apr 1;50(4):544-548. doi: 10.1097/MPA.0000000000001811. PMID: 33939667.
  39. Nasrullah A, Javed A, Malik K. Coronavirus Disease-Associated Pulmonary Aspergillosis: A Devastating Complication of COVID-19. Cureus. 2021 Jan 31;13(1): e13004. doi:10.7759/cureus.13004
  40. Nasrullah A, Javed A, Ashraf O, Malik K. Possible role of COVID-19 in the relapse of Klein-Levin Syndrome. Respir Med Case Rep. 2021;33:101445. doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2021.101445. Epub 2021 May 29. PMID: 34094848; PMCID: PMC8164508.
  41. Nasrullah A, Gordon A, Javed A, Tariq U, Raja A, Alhajhusain A. Maltoma veiled in the lung-a rare case of pulmonary and gastric maltoma. Respir Med Case Rep. 2021 Mar 19;33:101403. doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2021.101403. PMID: 33850703; PMCID: PMC8039716.
  42. Nasrullah A, Javed A, Jayakrishnan TT, Brumbaugh A, Sandhu A, Hardman B. AL type cardiac amyloidosis: a devastating fatal disease. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2021 May 10;11(3):407-412. doi: 10.1080/20009666.2021.1915547. PMID: 34234917; PMCID: PMC8118408.
  43. Nasrullah A, Javed A, Alvi Z, Raja A, Ashraf O, Malik K, Balaan M. IgG4 related lung disease- a rare and novel mimic of malignancy and infections-a case series of three patients with a brief review of updated literature. Respir Med Case Rep. 2021 Jun 23;33:101452. doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2021.101452. PMID: 34401291; PMCID: PMC8349054.
  44. Pappan N, Kyvernitakis A, Kashyap K, Grove E, Alpert CM, Biederman RWW, Hughes-Doichev RA. Taking the time to get it bright: Use of ultrasound enhancing agent redirects clinical course of an unstable patient. J Cardiol Cases. 2020 Sep 29;23(1):38-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jccase.2020.09.001. PMID: 33437339; PMCID: PMC7783554.
  45. Pappan N, Benkhadra R, Papincak D, Ashker K, Uchin J, Sidique N, Pirani Z, Clemenza P. Values and Limits of Telemedicine: a Case Report. SN Compr Clin Med. 2021 Jan 4:1-3. doi: 10.1007/s42399-020-00725-y. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33426473; PMCID: PMC7781422.
  46. Rabold E, Rovnan H, DuMont T. Isolation Requirements and Personal Protective Equipment in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Crit Care Nurs Q. 2020 Oct/Dec;43(4):407-412. doi: 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000326. PMID: 32833777.
  47. Rahman EU, Chobufo MD, Farah F, Elhamdani A, Khan A, Thompson EA, Aronow WS, El-Hamdani M. Prevalence and risk factors for the development of abdominal aortic calcification among the US population: NHANES study. Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis. 2021 Apr 20;6:e95-e101. doi: 10.5114/amsad.2021.105527. PMID: 34027218; PMCID: PMC8117070.
  48. Rodriguez RR, Rizwan S, Alhamad K, Finley GG. The use of immunotherapy treatment in malignant pheochromocytomas/paragangliomas: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2021 Mar 29;15(1):172. doi: 10.1186/s13256-021-02733-5. PMID: 33775249; PMCID: PMC8006354.
  49. Sangli S, Virani A, Cheronis N, Vannatter B, Minich C, Noronha S, Bhagavatula R, Speredelozzi D, Sareen M, Kaplan RB. Thrombosis With Thrombocytopenia After the Messenger RNA-1273 Vaccine. Ann Intern Med. 2021 Jun 29:L21-0244. doi: 10.7326/L21-0244. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34181446; PMCID: PMC8251935.
  50. Sarma D, Karna R, Nasrullah A, Zhang Q, Javed A, Ashraf O, Arshad H. Primary Esophageal Small Cell Carcinoma Masquerading as Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in a Young Patient. Anticancer Res. 2021 Jun;41(6):3023-3027. doi: 10.21873/anticanres.15084. PMID: 34083293.
  51. Shankar K, Shah D, Huffman DL, Peterson C, Bhagavatula R. Hyperhemolysis Syndrome in a Patient With Sickle Cell Disease and Acute Chest Syndrome. Cureus. 2021;13(1):e13017. Published 2021 Jan 30. doi:10.7759/cureus.13017. PMID: 33659145.
  52. Shnoda M, Gajjar K, Ivanova V. COPD and Cardiovascular Disease: A Review of Association,. Interrelationship, and Basic Principles for Integrated Management. Crit Care Nurs Q. 2021 Jan/Mar;44(1):91-102. doi: 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000342. PMID: 33234862.
  53. Shnoda M, Kassar K, Huffman DL, Sanikommu V, Poornima I. Intolerance to Multiple P2Y12 Inhibitors Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Cureus. 2021 Feb 26;13(2):e13574. doi: 10.7759/cureus.13574. PMID: 33815982; PMCID: PMC8007197.
  54. Tariq U, Umar S, Morrissey S, Babich M. Gastroenterology Fellowship Applicants’ Perspectives on GI Program Preferences. Dig Dis Sci 66, 941–944 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-021-06855-0
  55. Tariq U, Nasrullah A, Guha A, Mitre M. Oroesophageal Pemphigus vulgaris Secondary to Lisinopril Use: A New Side Effect. Cureus. 2021 Apr 6;13(4):e14333. doi: 10.7759/cureus.14333. PMID: 33972894; PMCID: PMC8105187.
  56. Virani A, Rabold E, Hanson T, Haag A, Elrufay R, Cheema T, Balaan M, Bhanot N. Guillain-Barré Syndrome associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection. IDCases. 2020 Apr 18;20:e00771. doi: 10.1016/j.idcr.2020.e00771. PMID: 32313807; PMCID: PMC7165113.
  57. Vusqa UT, Liaqat H, Ejaz T, Safdar SA. The influence of operation theatre environment on patients' perceptions during awake procedures: a cross-sectional study. J Pak Med Assoc. 2019 Oct;69(10):1521-1525. PMID: 31622309.
  58. Vusqa UT, Patel S, Rashid MU, Sarvepalli D, Khan AH. Carcinoid Tumor: Advances in Treatment Options. Cureus. 2020 Jan 13;12(1):e6641. doi: 10.7759/cureus.6641. PMID: 32064213; PMCID: PMC7011579.
  59. Webster P, Wiemer N, Al Harash A, Marshall C, Khatoon N, Lucke M. Challenges in Treating Statin-Associated Necrotizing Myopathy. Case Rep Rheumatol. 2021 Feb 24;2021:8810754. doi: 10.1155/2021/8810754. PMID: 33708450; PMCID: PMC7929690.
  60. Young M, Villgran V, Ledgerwood C, Schmetzer A, Cheema T. Developing a Multidisciplinary Approach to the COPD Care Pathway. Crit Care Nurs Q. 2021 Jan/Mar;44(1):121-127. doi: 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000345. PMID: 33234865.
  61. Zahid S, Ullah W, Khan MU, Abbas S, Ud Din MT, Uddin MF, Inayat A, Ubaid A, Salman F, Thakkar S, Salama A, Khan MZ. Trends, predictors, and outcomes of major bleeding after transcatheter aortic valve implantation, from national inpatient sample (2011-2018). Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2021 Jun;19(6):557-563. doi: 10.1080/14779072.2021.1924678. Epub 2021 May 20. PMID: 33926363.

National Abstracts

2020-2021 Academic Year

  1. Alhamad K, Alrifai N, Attah A, Shankar K, Alnimer N, Samhouri Y, Jayakrishnan TT, Srinivasamaharaj S, Monga D. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy and disease recurrence after curative-intent surgery in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma: A single-center retrospective review. Poster session presented at: American Soc. Clin. Oncology National Meeting; 2021 May 28; Virtual Meeting.
  2. Alvi Z, Vashistha K, Mehmood H, Belden W, Hasan F. Need A Thy-Ride? Severe Primary Hypothyroidism Causing Sudden Cardiac Arrest in a Male. Poster session presented at: American College of Cardiology National Meeting; 2021 May 16; Virtual Meeting.
  3. Attah A, Alhamad K, Turk M, Asawa P, Al-nimer L, Samhouri Y. Surgical outcomes and rate of pathological response in resectable/borderline resectable pancreatic cancer patients undergoing neoadjuvant gemcitabine/nab-paclitaxel vs FOLFIRINOX: A retrospective institutional analysis. Abstract published at: American Soc. Clin. Oncology National Meeting; 2021 May 19; publication only.
  4. Austin S, Nolton B, Cuevas E, Bean H, Venkat D, Robertson T. Hepatitis C Treatment in the Setting of Concurrent Alcohol Use: A Success Story. Poster session presented at: American College of Gastroenterology National Meeting; 2020 Oct 24; Virtual Meeting.
  5. Austin S, Umar S, Gadani A. Real World Experience of High Bleeding Risk Endoscopic Procedures in Patients with Cirrhosis on Antithrombotic Agents. Poster session presented at: American College of Gastroenterology National Meeting; 2020 Oct 24; Virtual Meeting.
  6. Babu M, Sangli S. The Hidden Side Effects of Rasburicase. Poster session presented at: Soc. Hospital Medicine National Meeting; 2021 May 5; Virtual Meeting.
  7. Deyl I, Pronesti V, Appasamy R. A Case of Colonic Ischemia Leading to a Bowel Perforation in a Pregnant Patient. Poster session presented at: American College of Gastroenterology National Meeting; 2020 Oct 24; Virtual Meeting.
  8. Deyl I, Patek B, Appasamy R. A Case of Esophageal Epidermoid Metaplasia in a Patient with Recurrent Esophageal Strictures. Poster session presented at: American College of Gastroenterology National Meeting; 2020 Oct 24; Virtual Meeting.
  9. Deyl I, Chaudhary D, Fung P. A Rare Cause of Cholestatic Jaundice in a Young Adult – Not DILI! Poster session presented at: American College of Gastroenterology National Meeting; 2020 Oct 24; Virtual Meeting.
  10. Deyl I, Small M, Venkat D, Gadani M.  Improving the Rate of Colorectal Cancer Screening in the Outpatient Clinic. Poster session presented at: American College of Gastroenterology National Meeting; 2020 Oct 24; Virtual Meeting.
  11. Deyl I, Gladys-Oryhon J, Tariq U, Chaudhary D, Appasamy R. Intra-Operative Morbidity Associated With Monitored Anesthesia Care in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients Undergoing Average Risk Colorectal Cancer Screening. Poster session presented at: American College of Gastroenterology National Meeting; 2020 Oct 24; Virtual Meeting.
  12. Elhamdani A, Jian Hu, Vashistha K, Khurana A, Bajona P, Keeley J, Murali S, Alpert C, Nguyen V. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy without Hypertrophy: Masqueraders of Outflow Obstructive Physiology with Normal LV Mass. Poster session presented at: American College of Cardiology National Meeting; 2021 May 15; Virtual Meeting.
  13. Elhamdani A, Vashistha K, Hu J, Katchi F, Nguyen V. Secondary Hypertension: “Pickering” the Right Diagnosis. Poster session presented at: American College of Cardiology National Meeting; 2021 May 16; Virtual Meeting.
  14. Gajjar K, Elhamdani A, Kashyap K, Pyle D, Doyle M, Hughes-Doichev R, Biederman R. Impact Of Covid-19 On Cardiovascular Fellowship Echocardiography Training In A Tertiary Academic Program. Poster session presented at: American College of Cardiology National Meeting; 2021 May 15; Virtual Meeting.
  15. Gladys-Oryhon J, Deyl I, Tariq U, ChaudharyD, Appasamy R. Intraoperative Morbidity Associated With Monitored Anesthesia Care in Obese Patients Undergoing Average Risk Colorectal Cancer Screening. Poster session presented at: American College of Gastroenterology National Meeting; 2020 Oct 24; Virtual Meeting.
  16. Haag A, Sangli S. Fatal Pulmonary Hemorrhage: Cirrhosis and COVID19. Poster session presented at: American Thoracic Society National Meeting; 2021 May 15; Virtual Meeting.
  17. Haag A, Patel S, Young M.  The Chyle That Keeps on Giving. Poster session presented at: American Thoracic Society National Meeting; 2021 May 15; Virtual Meeting.
  18. Hanson T, Ashraf O, Virani A, Dumont T. There Is More To Pleural Effusion Than Light's Criteria: Clinical Mystery of Recurrent Chylothorax. Poster session presented at: CHEST Annual Meeting; 2020 Oct 18; Virtual Meeting.
  19. Hu J, Shnoda M, Pappan N, Kyvernitakis A, Poornima I.  Risk Stratification and Real World Incidence of Cardiac Toxicity with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors. Poster session presented at: American Heart Association Scientific Meeting; 2020 Nov 13; Virtual Meeting.
  20. Hu J, Kashyap K, Nguyen V. Reversal of Acute Pacing-Induced Cardiomyopathy by Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in the Setting of Post-TAVR Heart Block. Poster session presented at: Heart Failure Society National Meeting; 2020 Oct 5; Virtual Meeting.
  21. Hu J, Doyle M, Vashistha K, Indaram M, Thangavel S, Kashyap K, Biederman R, Fara V, Khurana A, Nguyen V. Left Ventricular Functional Recovery Following Afterload Reduction by Trans-aortic Valve Replacement: A Predictive Model Based on End-Systolic Wall Stress and Contractility. Poster session presented at: American Soc. of Echocardiography National Meeting; 2021 Jun 20; Virtual Meeting.
  22. Huffman D, Jayakrishnan TT, Wegner RE, Vannatter B, Monga DK, Finely GG, McCormick J, Kirichenko AV. Chemotherapy use in early-stage anal canal squamous cell carcinoma and its impact on outcome. Poster session presented at: American Soc. Clin. Onc. GI Cancer Symposium; 2021 Jan 16; Virtual Meeting.
  23. Huffman D, Shankar K, Alnimer L, Samhouri Y, Vusqua U, Srinivasamaharaj S. An internal review of rates of palliative medicine referral for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. Poster session presented at: American Soc. Clin. Oncology National Meeting; 2021 May 28; Virtual Meeting.
  24. Huffman D, Jayakrishnan TT, Shankar K, Peterson C, Wegner RE. Disparities in ovarian cancer treatment and overall survival according to race: An update. Poster session presented at: American Soc. Clin. Oncology National Meeting; 2021 May 28; Virtual Meeting.
  25. Indaram M, Elhamdani A, Kashyap K, Doyle M, Poornima I. Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis - A Contemporary Disease Prediction Model Based on Multimodality Imaging Techniques. Poster session presented at: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology; 2020 Sep 26; Virtual Meeting.
  26. Khattab A, Patriuni S, Garciafigueroa Y, Phillips B, Engman C, Khatoon N, Shankar K, Rizvi A, Miller S, Giannoukakis N, Monga DK. Significant lipid and neutrophil accumulation and active inflammasome in high BMI tumor regions of human pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Poster session presented at: American Soc. Clin. Onc. GI Cancer Symposium; 2021 Jan 16; Virtual Meeting.
  27. Khurana A, Elhamdani A, Hu J, Vashistha K, Alpert C, Bajona P, Murali S, Keeley J, Nguyen V. Resolving Uncertainties In Aortic Stenosis: The Impact Of Pressure Recovery. Poster session presented at: American College of Cardiology National Meeting; 2021 May 15; Virtual Meeting.
  28. Khurana A, Elhamdani A, Vashistha K, Hu J,  Biederman R, Farah V, Bajona P, Alpert C, Murali S, Keeley J, Nguyen V. LVOT Obstruction in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Deemphasizing Venturi Effect And Focusing on LV Flow Vortex and Mitral Leaflet Excess. Poster session presented at: American College of Cardiology National Meeting; 2021 May 17; Virtual Meeting.
  29. King K, DiSilvio B, Nasrullah A, Schorr R, Dumont T.  Adherence TO Guideline-Recommended Cuff-Leak Testing in the Medical ICU: A Quality Improvement Study. Oral presentation at: CHEST Annual Meeting; 2020 Oct 18; Virtual Meeting.
  30. King K, Ashraf O, Virani A, Bihler E. Pott's disease masquerading as musculoskeletal back pain: A lesson in diagnostic bias. Poster session presented at: American Thoracic Society National Meeting; 2021 May 15; Virtual Meeting.
  31. Kar P, Goswami B, Karna R, et. al. Prospective study of hepatitis B virus infection and its genotypes in the north-eastern India region. Poster session presented at International Liver Congress; 2020 Sep 15; Virtual Meeting.
  32. Ledgerwood C, Virani A. Cirrhotic Heart. Poster session presented at: CHEST Annual Meeting; 2020 Oct 18; Virtual Meeting.
  33. Minich C, Gordon A, Mixner A, Cheronis N. Subacute Presentation of Miliary Tuberculosis Leading to Multi-System Organ Failure. Poster session presented at: American Thoracic Society National Meeting; 2021 May 15; Virtual Meeting.
  34. Mizner AM, Bahr M, Gordon A, Speredelozzi D. The Paradoxical Effect: Carbamazepine Overdose Leading to Seizures. Poster session presented at: American Thoracic Society National Meeting; 2021 May 15; Virtual Meeting.
  35. Nasereddin T, Austin S, Pronesti V, Ashraf O, Farah K, Dhawan M. Splenic Trauma After Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography: Can It Really Happen? Poster session presented at: American College of Gastroenterology National Meeting; 2020 Oct 24; Virtual Meeting.
  36. Nasrullah A, DiSilvio B, Bakalov V, Young M, Faruqi MA, Ledgerwood C, Chahine Z, Thirumala R. Evaluation of Time Frame to Diagnostic Bronchoscopy in Patients with Suspected Lung Malignancy at a Tertiary Care Institution. Poster session presented at: CHEST Annual Meeting; 2020 Oct 18; Virtual Meeting.
  37. Pappan N, Bosah A, Nestasie M, Belden W, Thosani A.  Don't Go Blocking My Heart Now: Proper Identification and Treatment of Phase 4 Heart Block. Poster session presented at: American College of Cardiology National Meeting; 2021 May 16; Virtual Meeting.
  38. Peterson C, Vannatter B, Moll R, Alnimer L, Cherico A, Shankar K, Huffman D, Liu J, Samhouri Y, Srinivasamaharaj S, Donga D. Prophylactic anticoagulation in pancreatic adenocarcinoma patients: A single tertiary care center retrospective quality improvement project. . Abstract published in: Journal of Clinical Oncology 2021 39:15_suppl, e16214-e16214. DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2021.39.15_suppl.e16214.
  39. Rizwan S, Alhamad K, Abel S, Bakalov V, Rodriguez RR, Sethi A, Khan T, Attah A, Yasir M, Shankar K, et al. Impact of immune-related adverse events on survival in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors: A real-world perspective. Abstract published at: American Soc. Clin. Oncology National Meeting; 2021 May 28; publication only.
  40. Rizwan S, Alhamad K, Abel S, Rodriguez RR, Bakalov V, Khan T, Sethi A, Friday A, Finley G. Comparison of survival outcomes with the use of combination chemoimmunotherapy versus immunotherapy alone in NSCLC with high PD-L1 expression. Abstract published at: American Soc. Clin. Oncology National Meeting; 2021 May 28; publication only.
  41. Rovnan H, Young M, Arshad H, AlhajHusain A. For Once it's not the Mold's fault! A case of pulmonary Leukostasis in Mantle Cell Lymphoma. Poster session presented at: CHEST Annual Meeting; 2020 Oct 18; Virtual Meeting.
  42. Samhouri Y, Yasir M, Khan AY, Vusqa U, Ansar I, Anil MS, Al-nimer L, Sheikh T, Khan MA, Anwer F, Fazal S, Lister J. The Role of Checkpoint Inhibitors in Adults with Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma; A Systemic Review and Meta-analysis of Phase II and III Clinical Trial. Abstract published at: American Soc. Hematology 2020 Nov 5; Publication.
  43. Samhouri Y, Huffman D. Selection of treatment and Survival in Patients with Gray Zone Lymphoma. Poster session presented at: American Society of Hematology; 2020 Dec 5; Virtual Meeting.
  44. Samhouri Y, Moaath M, Ali M, Jayakrishnan TT, Bakalov V, Fazal S, KhanC, Wegner RE, Lee ST, Lister J. Autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) versus whole brain radiation (WBRT) as a consolidation therapy in primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL): A nationwide analysis. Poster session presented at: American Soc. Clin. Oncology National Meeting; 2021 May 28; Virtual Meeting.
  45. Shah A, Sampathkumar P, Stevens RW, Bohman JK, Lahr BD, Dhungana P, Vashistha K, O'Horo JC. Reducing Broad Spectrum Antimicrobial Use in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO): Reduce AMMO Study. Clinical Infectious Diseases: an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 2021 Feb. DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciab118. PMID: 33575744.
  46. Shnoda M, Kassar K, Verlinden N, Sanikommu V, Poornima I. Between a Rock and a Hard Place: a Case of Multidrug Intolerance Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Poster session presented at: American College of Cardiology National Meeting; 2021 May 16; Virtual Meeting.
  47. Shnoda M, Fu S, Lander M. Double Trouble: Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return Presenting with Biventricular Systolic Dysfunction. Poster session presented at: American College of Cardiology National Meeting; 2021 May 16; Virtual Meeting.
  48. Shnoda M, Huffman D, Popeck M, Greenberg L, Sanikommu V. Use of Radiotherapy to Manage Refractory Ventricular Tachycardia Secondary to Tumor Mass Effect. Poster session presented at: American College of Cardiology National Meeting; 2021 May 16; Virtual Meeting.
  49. Shnoda M, Mehdi F, Kyvernitakis A, Elzeneini M, Raina A. Correlation of Traditional Echocardiographic Measures of Diastolic Function with Invasive Assessment of Left Ventricular Filling Pressures in Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices. Poster session presented at: American Soc. of Echocardiography National Meeting; 2021 Jun 20; Virtual Meeting.
  50. Tariq U, Guha A, Atif R, Mitre M. Lisinopril-Induced Oroesophageal Pemphigus Vulgaris: A Previously Unreported Side Effect. Poster session presented at: American College of Gastroenterology National Meeting; 2020 Oct 24; Virtual Meeting.
  51. Tariq U, Deyl I, Chaudhry D, Zhang Q, Appasamy R. When Guardians Become Assailants: An Unusual Case of Primary T-Cell Lymphoma of the Liver! Poster session presented at: American College of Gastroenterology National Meeting; 2020 Oct 24; Virtual Meeting.
  52. Tariq U, Isaacson M, Fung P. Morphea, the Great Masquerader. Poster session presented at: American College of Gastroenterology National Meeting; 2020 Oct 24; Virtual Meeting.
  53. Tariq U, Gladys-Oryhon J, Deyl I, Chaudhry D, Appasamy R. Incidence of Adverse Events and Associated Risk Factors During Screening Colonoscopy: An Institutional Analysis. Poster session presented at: American College of Gastroenterology National Meeting; 2020 Oct 24; Virtual Meeting.
  54. Thangavel S, Vashistha K, Farah V. Cardiac MRI Features of a Cardiac Paraganglioma. Poster session presented at: American College of Cardiology National Meeting; 2021 May 17; Virtual Meeting.
  55. Tobaa A, Andrea T, Arora S, Williams HK, Chopra B. Late Onset of Sweet Hydrothorax: A Rare Complication of Peritoneal Dialysis. Poster session presented at: American Society of Nephrology Kidney week, National Meeting; 2020 Oct 20; Virtual Meeting.
  56. Vannatter B, Umar S, Venkat D, Babich M. Screening for Vitamin D levels and BMD in Cirrhosis: Are we doing it right? Poster session presented at: American College of Gastroenterology National Meeting; 2020 Oct 23; Virtual Meeting.
  57. Vannatter B, Isaacson M, Babich M. The Curious Case of Bannayan Riley Ruvulcaba Syndrome: An Uncommon Genetic Presentation and its Association with Celiac Disease. Poster session presented at: American College of Gastroenterology National Meeting; 2020 Oct 23; Virtual Meeting.
  58. Vashistha K, Thangavel S, Belden W. Atrioesophageal Fistula - Diagnostically Challenging and a Disastrous Complication of Ablative Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation. Poster session presented at: American College of Cardiology National Meeting; 2021 May 15; Virtual Meeting.
  59. Vashistha K, Michael Nestasie, Thangavel S, Shaw G. The Heart of the Matter: Tachy-Bradyarrhythmias Masquerading as Seizure Disorder. Poster session presented at: American College of Cardiology National Meeting; 2021 May 16; Virtual Meeting.
  60. Vashistha K, Hu J, Indaram M, Badlani J, Thangavel S, Khurana A, Kashyap K, Biederman R, Elhamdani A, Farah V, Nguyen V. Cardiac MRI in the Assessment of Mitral Annular Disjunction. Poster session presented at: American College of Cardiology National Meeting; 2021 May 16; Virtual Meeting.
  61. Vashistha K, Badlani J, Khurana A, Elhamdani A, Bajona P, Keeley J, Murali S, Alpert C, Nguyen V. Use of Spectral Doppler to Localize Level of Obstruction in Latent Left Ventricular Out Flow Tract Obstruction. Poster session presented at: American College of Cardiology National Meeting; 2021 May 16; Virtual Meeting.
  62. Vashistha K, Fu S, Joseph N, Khalif A, FarahV. Gulp! Traumatic Hemopericardium Suggested by Barium Swallow. Poster session presented at: American College of Cardiology National Meeting; 2021 May 16; Virtual Meeting.
  63. Vashistha K, Elhamdani A, Yasir M, Lygouris G. Rare Case of Malignant Hypertension Causing Thrombotic Microangiopathy. Poster session presented at: American College of Cardiology National Meeting; 2021 May 16; Virtual Meeting.
  64. Vashistha K, Sheng Fu, Joseph N, Farah V. Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Complicated by Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction. Poster session presented at: American College of Cardiology National Meeting; 2021 May 16; Virtual Meeting.
  65. Vashistha K, Thangavel S, Khalil R. Balloon of Hope: Emergent Balloon Valvuloplasty for Critical Aortic Stenosis during Pulseless Electrical Activity. Poster session presented at: American College of Cardiology National Meeting; 2021 May 17; Virtual Meeting.
  66. Wiemer N, Schorr R, Wasko MC, Sharma TS. Association of Hydroxychloroquine Use with Development of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Poster session presented at: American College of Rheumatology National Meeting; 2020 Nov 6; Virtual Meeting.
  67. Zariat A, Arora S. Shades of Congophilia - A Case of Fibrillary Glomerulonephritis. Poster session presented at: National Kidney Foundation Clinical Meeting; 2021 Apr 6; Virtual Meeting.

Regional Abstracts

2020-2021 Academic Year

  1. Alhamad K, Rodriguez R, Sadashiv S. Histoplasmosis and HSV-1 Co-infection following Alemtuzumab Treatment for T-PLL. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2020 Oct 31; Virtual Meeting.
  2. Austin S, Johnston A. Quality or Quantity? Respecting a Patient's Right to Choose. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2020 Oct 31; Virtual Meeting.
  3. Austin S, Umar S, Gadani A. Real World Experience of High Bleeding Risk Endoscopic Procedures in Patients with Cirrhosis on Antithrombotic Agents. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2020 Oct 31; Virtual Meeting.
  4. Austin S, Pappan N, Venkat D. Utilizing Telemedicine to Identify Social Determinants of Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Poster session presented at: SGIM Mid-Atlantic Meeting; 2020 Nov 13; Virtual Meeting.
  5. Austin S, Venkat D, Cuevas E. Doubt Gout: Diagnosing Psoriatic Arthritis in a Presumed Case of Gout. Poster session presented at: SGIM Mid-Atlantic Meeting; 2020 Nov 13; Virtual Meeting.
  6. Austin S, Leonard L, Johnston A. Quality or Quantity? Respecting a Patient's Right to Choose. Poster session presented at: SGIM Mid-Atlantic Meeting; 2020 Nov 13; Virtual Meeting.
  7. Bahr M, Langhals-Totino P, Nasrullah A, Herb C. Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis Presenting as Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2020 Oct 31; Virtual Meeting.
  8. Fitton J, Speredelozzi D, Robertson T. Point-of Care Ultrasound in Pericardial Tamponade: Amateurs and Axis Views. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2020 Oct 31; Virtual Meeting
  9. Hu J, Shnoda M, Pappan N, Kyvernitakis A, Poornima I.  Real World referral Patterns and Cardiac Toxicity with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2020 Oct 31; Virtual Meeting.
  10. Huffman D, Jayakrishnan TT, Vannatter B, Wegner R, Monga D, Finley G, McCormick J, Kirichenko A. Chemotherapy use in early stage SCCA and its impact on Outcome. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2020 Oct 31; Virtual Meeting.
  11. Jayakrishnan TT, Bakalov V, Samhouri Y, Wegner RE, Sadashiv S. Outcomes of Treatment for HIV-Infected Lymphoma Patients: A National Cancer Database (NCDB) Analysis. Oral presentation at: Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology; 2019 Sep 25; Virtual Meeting.
  12. Jayakrishnan TT, Nasrullah A, Wedgeworth P, Moseley M, Haag A, Vashistha K, Jacobs M, Khouri F, Mealy S,  Bakalov V, Chaturvedi A, Manzi S, Kapetanos A. Initial Experience with COVID-19 in a Large Health System in Western Pennsylvania. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2020 Oct 31; Virtual Meeting.
  13. Leonard L, Austin S, Johnston A. Quality or Quantity? Respecting a Patient’s Right to Choose.
  14. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2020 Oct 31; Virtual Meeting.
  15. Osman O, Chahin Z, Fisher M, Robertson T. Focused POCUS and PE Diagnosis. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2020 Oct 31; Virtual Meeting.
  16. Peterson C, Patibandala NS, Shankar K, Mao S. Second Primary Prostate Cancer in Patients Post-Brachytherapy: A Mini-Case Series. Poster session presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology; 2019 Sep 25; Virtual Meeting.
  17. Shnoda M, Huffman D, Popeck M, Sanikommu V, Wegner R, Bakalov V, Mao S, Greenberg L, Madden C. A Sarcoma to Make your Heart Stop: A Case of Refractory Ventricular Tachycardia Caused by Metastatic Sarcoma. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2020 Oct 31; Virtual Meeting.
  18. Vashistha K, Hu J, Kashyap K, Nguyen V. Reversal of Acute Pacing-Induced Cardiomyopathy by Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Setting of Post-TAVR Heart Block. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2020 Oct 31; Virtual Meeting.
  19. Vashistha K, Hu J, Indaram M, Badlani J, Thangavel S, Khurana A, Kashyap K, Biederman R, Farah V Nguyen V. Biventricular Arrhythmogenic Dysplasia: How CMR fills the diagnostic void of the Task Force Criteria. Poster session presented at: ACP Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting; 2020 Oct 31; Virtual Meeting.