Research Day




Thursday, May 16, 2024


12:00 - 1:30pm - MSB-B610



Marc Klapholz, MD, MBA
Chairman of Medicine



Kristin Wong, MD
Director of Graduate Medical Education



Michelle S. Kwon, MD
“Health Outcomes of Transgender and Gender Diverse People Living with HIV”


John J. Ponessa, PhD
“The enzyme carbonic anhydrase IV is required to regulate the bioenergetic state and antifibrotic functions of alveolar macrophages”


Radhika Malhotra, MD
“Implementing a Maternal Health Clinic in the Internal Medicine Residency Practice in Newark, NJ”


Ankita Prakash, MS
“The role of T follicular helper cells in defense against Mycobacterium tuberculosis”


Michael Bebawy, MD
“EUS Guided Elastography as a Non-Invasive Tool for Diagnosis of Liver Fibrosis”


1:30 - 3:00pm - MSB-Grand Foyer

  1. An Interactive Mapping And Case Discussion Seminar Introducing Medical Students To Climate Change, Environmental Justice, And Health Through A Local Lens
    Victoria Ribeiro BS, Evan Grossi MD, Yaxel Levin- Carrion BA, Novneet Sahu MD, Michelle Dalla Piazza MD

  2. PE-EK A BOO: When PE Is Not Really PE Aortic Dissection With Hematoma Masquerading As Pulmonary Embolism
    Juan Bello, Yong Lee, Navid Radfar, Afif Hossain, Kirsys Guerrero, Jeffrey S. Lander

  3. Health Outcomes of Transgender and Gender Diverse People Living with HIV
    Michelle S. Kwon MD, Michelle L. Dalla Piazza MD, Diana Finkel DO

  4. Aging in Autonomy: A Quality Assessment Quality Improvement Project on Advanced Care Planning
    Amanda Walker, MD, Elan Baskir, MD, Karishma Khetani, MD, Anjella Manoharan, MD, Kristin Wong, MD

  5. Impact of Atrial Fibrillation on Clinical Outcomes in Liver Transplantation: Insights from a Retrospective Analysis
    Baoqiong Liu MD, PhD, Yong S. Lee MD, Felix Afriyie MD, Keneil Shah MD, Sarthak Patel MD, Yifeng Yang MD, Christine M. Gerula MD

  6. An Unexpected Delivery
    Devina Bhamray-Sanchez, MD, Diana Finkel, DO, Adriana Grigoriu, MD

  7. The Impact of Chronic Kidney Disease on Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
    Aysha Hussain, Omar Elkattawy, Anam Shaikh, Sedra Alabed, Felix Afriyie, Julius Gardin

  8. What in the RCA is Going On? A Case of Anomalous Right Coronary Artery Coming From the Left Anterior Descending Artery
    Aysha Hussain MD, Felix Afriyie MD, Sankeerth Kondapalli MD, Abbas Shehadeh MD

  9. An Unusual Case of Stiff Person Syndrome Presenting as Non-epileptic Seizure Disorder
    Catherine Ye MD, Nishma Jain MD, Maarij Baig DO, Bilal Khan MD

  10. Another Link Between Adult Onset Xanthogranulomatous Disease and Elevated IgG4?
    Taya Carpenter DO, Catherine Ye MD, Eugene Capitle MD

  11. A Case of Dercum’s Disease Disguising as Osteoarthritis
    Htay Htay Kyi, Rita Vought, Eugenio Capitle

  12. A Rare Case of Sarecycline-Induced Autoimmune Hepatitis
    Benjamin Hsieh, MD, Catherine Ye, MD, Amanda Ortiz-Vicil, MD, Carlos Nunez, MD

  13. Novel Peer Comparison Report Card Targeting VA EQM Preventive Care Measures
    Adam Kornmehl MD, Marian Passannante PHD, Mona Mittal DO MPH, Pearl Korenblit MD

  14. The Role of Activity Participation and Masking Behaviors among Unvaccinated Children on Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Positivity
    Angelica Fiuza, Celine Molfetta, Carlos Garcia Colon, Monica Siu, Arianne Jacinta Ramos, Joseph Schwab, Manisha Gurumurthy, Pauline Thomas, Stephen Friedman

  15. Rapid Drug Desensitization Protocol to Mycophenolate Mofetil
    Aleena Mahmood, MD, Taya Carpenter, DO, Eugenio Capitle, MD, Nicholas Lepore, MD

  16. The enzyme carbonic anhydrase IV is required to regulate the bioenergetic state and antifibrotic functions of alveolar macrophages.
    John J. Ponessa, Juan M. Inclan-Rico, Jianya Peng, Krupa Chavan, Fei Chen, William C. Gause, and Mark C. Siracusa.

  17. Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening Amongst High-risk Population at University Hospital Ambulatory Care Clinic
    Dharti Ukani, MD, Hareem Rehman, MD, Meet Shah, DO, Jared Walsh, MD

  18. Buprenorphine Macrodosing; Initiation And Management
    Omead Mirgoli, MD; Iftekhar Mahmud, MD; Aitzaz Munir, MD; Emily Gordon, MD; Cynthia Santos, MD; Clement Chen, PharmD

  19. Ventricular Tachycardia in Patients With Pre-eclamppsia: Prevalence, Predictors, and Associated In-Hospital Adverse Events
    Gamal Musleh, Omar Elkattawy, Keanaan Malke, David Mothy, Aaron Tran, Sherif Elkattawy, Sayeeda Rab, Ammar Zidat, Omar Mohamed, Fayez Shamoon

  20. Implementation of guideline-based HIV prevention at an academic primary care clinic
    Isaac Daudelin, Eileen Kim, Arthi Palani, Ritik Goyal, Heather Wang, Shobha Swaminathan, Diana Finkel, Jared Walsh

  21. Beyond the Viral Load: Infectious Disease Clinicians as Primary Providers for People Living with HIV
    Isaac Daudelin MD, PhD, Tanzila Salim MD, Sahiba Khurana MD, Ashish Murthy, Steven Keller PhD, Diana Finkel DO, Eli Goshorn MD

  22. Comparing ChatGPT and Google Gemini’s Responses on Hypertension For Patient Education
    Thomas J. Lee, MD; Sarthak Patel, MD; Lorenzo Cotugno, MD; Shriya Patel, DO; Afif Hossain, MD; Navid Radfar, DO; Emaad Siddiqui, MD; Julius M. Gardin, MD, MBA

  23. Copeptin: A Novel but Underutilized Method of Testing for the Diagnosis of Diabetes Insipidus
    Alexandria Smith DO, Sree Kowsika MD, Heberth Moran MD, David Bleich MD

  24. Double-Hit Follicular Lymphoma In Remission With DA-R-EPOCH
    Abiram Sivanandam, DO, Elan Baskir, MD, Ozlem Fidan-Ozbilgin, MD, Oluseyi Lawal, APN, Victor Chang, MD

  25. A Case of Dapagliflozin Induced Pancreatitis in the Setting of Diabetic Ketoacidosis
    Thomas J. Lee, MD, Elan Baskir, MD, Pallavi Solanki, MD

  26. Otomastoiditis Caused by Mycobacterium abscessus: A Case Report
    Jeremy Levin, MD, Eli Goshorn, MD

  27. Safety and Efficacy of Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty after Orthotopic Liver Transplantation
    Benjamin I. Richter, Yazan Abboud, Jay Phansalkar, Ahmed Al-Khazraji, Keri Lunsford, Dhvani Doshi, Kaveh Hajifathalian

  28. Case Report of Isolated Myeloma Recurrence Presenting with Leptomeningeal Myelomatosis
    Divya Viswanathan MD, Abiram Sivanandam DO, Kevin Tang BS, Joshua Kra MD

  29. A Complex Case Illustrating When to Consider PEG Tube Placement in Patients with Dementia
    Kathleen Brodowski MD, Justin Aoyama BA, Eric Tien Yen Chyn MD

  30. Effect of L-Arginine and L-Citrulline treatment during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in an in-vitro model
    Gunapati Bhargavi, Shreeram Sathya, Selvakumar Subbian

  31. Rapid initiation of Anti-retroviral therapy (ART) leads to HIV viral load suppression and retention in care for patients who visited the Rutgers Infectious Disease Practice (IDP)
    Rochelle Dalsan Vaughn MD MS, Kristy Bono, Emma Thompson, Shobha Swaminathan MD

  32. Implementing a Maternal Health Clinic in the Internal Medicine Residency Practice in Newark, NJ
    Radhika Malhotra MD, Aashka Parikh MD, Lisa Gittens-Williams MD, Natalie Sous MD, Pauline Thomas MD, Mirela Feurdean MD

  33. Metastatic Carcinoid Syndrome of Unknown Origin: A Diagnostic Challenge
    Aldarayseh, Murad MD, Hasan, Walaa MD, Cholankeril, Michelle MD

  34. A phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor reduces lung inflammation and fibrosis in a hamster model of SARS-CoV-2 infection
    Afsal Kolloli, Santhamani Ramasamy, Ranjeet Kumar, Annuurun Nisa, Gilla Kaplan and Selvakumar Subbian

  35. Cardiac Monitoring in Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Anti-Her2 Therapy Quality Improvement Initiative Preliminary Results
    Elan Baskir MD, Divya Viswanathan MD, Meghana Subramanian MD, Abiram Sivanandam MD, Anand Shah MD, Chaya Goldberg MD, Jasmine Tomita-Barber MD, Coral Omene MD, Anupama Nehra MD

  36. Idiopathic Pancreatitis with Eosinophilic Colitis
    Imran Qureshi, Shivani Patel, Param Patel, Benjamin Richter, Raquel Olivo, Ben Flikshteyn, Amrita Chawla, Kaveh Hajifathalian, Ahmed Al-Khazraji

  37. Metastatic oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma presenting as a STEMI in a 55-year-old male
    Po Hsuan Huang, MD, Abiram Sivanandam, DO, Anand Sandeep Shah, MD, Divya Viswanathan, MD, Vincent Yeung, MD

  38. Diagnostic Challenge of Respiratory Failure in an Immunosuppressed Patient
    Delaney Stuhr, DO; Nishi Parikh, MD; Lilian Tran, DO; Brian Smighelschi, DO; David Rutenberg, DO; Eric Lam, DO; Yonatan Y. Greenstein, MD

  39. Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding (UGIB) in a Patient with a Phytobezoar
    Ayham N. Khrais DO, Seyed Ali Khalessi Hosseini MD, Benjamin Richter MD, Shivani Patel MD, Kaveh Hajifathalian MD, Ahmed H. Al-Khazraji MD

  40. Community Food Pantry Serves As An Entry Point For HIV Care and Treatment For Immigrants
    Marc Pickard MD, Christian Mendez-Baez, Corey Rosemarin-Destephano, Keven Tirado, Karina Landaverde, Gabriel Aquino, Flavia Escalante, Sonia Vera, Mauricio Caro, Diana Finkel DO

  41. Hypertriglyceridemia-Induced Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis: Poor Clinical Outcomes Requiring Revisiting Management Modalities
    Kranthi Mandava, MD, Yazan Abboud, MD, Ahmed Al-Khazraji, MD, Kaveh Hajifathalian, MD, MPH

  42. Malignant Mesothelioma of Tunica Albuginea: A Rare Enigma
    Abdullah Masood, Walaa Hasan, Darshita Chauhan, Michelle Cholankeril

  43. Evaluating and Increasing the Rates of Oropharyngeal Cancer Screeningin Smokers in Resident Medicine Clinic
    Fraser, Madison; Ramos, Manuel; Khalam, Aaron; Kim, David

  44. Predictors of Acute Kidney Injury Resolution and Associated Clinical Outcomes Among Hospitalized Patients with Cirrhosis
    Yazan Abboud, MD, Anjana Rajan, MD, Russell E. Rosenblatt, MD, MS, Clara Tow, MD, Arun Jesudian, MD, Brett Fortune, MD, MS, Kaveh Hajifathalian, MD, MPH

  45. Geographical Variations in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer in the United States Between 2001-2020
    Yazan Abboud, MD, Madison Fraser, MD, Imran Qureshi, MD, Shivani Srivastava, BS, Benjamin Richter, MD, Ahmed Al-Khazraji, MD, Kaveh Hajifathalian, MD, MPH

  46. Missed Opportunities to Screen for Fatty Liver: A Multi-Center Quality Assessment and Quality Improvement Project
    Yazan Abboud, MD, Navid Radfar, DO, Kathleen Brodowski, MD, Reshma Vohra, MD, Imran Qureshi, MD, Logine Abouzead, DO, Ahmed Al-Khazraji, MD, Kaveh Hajifathalian, MD, MPH, Sima Vossough Teehan, MD

  47. A Novel Prognostic Model Using Inflammatory Markers To Predict Advanced Fibrosis In Patients With Metabolic Dysfunction-Associated Steatotic Liver Disease
    Kim, David S.; Abboud, Yazan; Khan, Wajiha; Le, Alexander; Ismail, Mohamed; Pyrsopoulos, Nikolaos T.; Kim, Hyunseok; Al-Khazraji, Ahmed; Hajifathalian, Kaveh

  48. Viral Hepatitis with Concurrent Metabolic Dysfunction-Associated Steatotic Liver Disease Is a Subgroup at High Risk for Advanced Fibrosis
    Kim, David S.; Goyal, Ritik; Le, Alexander; Ismail, Mohamed; Abboud, Yazan; Khan, Wajiha; Pyrsopoulos, Nikolaos T.; Kim, Hyunseok; Al-Khazraji, Ahmed; Hajifathalian, Kaveh

  49. A Novel Prognostic Model Using Metabolic Characteristics To Predict Advanced Fibrosis In Metabolic Dysfunction-Associated Steatotic Liver Disease
    Kim, David S.; Qureshi, Imran; Ismail, Mohamed; Abboud, Yazan; Khan, Wajiha; Le, Alexander; Pyrsopoulos, Nikolaos T.; Kim, Hyunseok; Al-Khazraji, Ahmed; Hajifathalian, Kaveh

  50. Ventricular Tachycardia Storm After Revascularization: The Utility of Cardiac MRI in the Diagnosis of Non-ischemic Ventricular Tachycardia
    Kajol Shah MD, Juan Bello MD, Aaron Plosker MD, Pallavi Solanki MD

  51. Prostate Cancer Screening at East Orange VA Outpatient Clinics
    Richard Tong MD, Daniel Kifner MD, Kranthi Mandava MD, Po Hsuan Huang MD, Kristin A. Lupoli MD

  52. The Impact of Coronary Artery Disease on Outcomes in Patients with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
    Aniqa Shah MD, Omar Badawy MD, Jay Phansalkar MD, Kulsum Larry MD, Yash Shah MD, Afif Hossain MD, Abhishek Sharma MD

  53. Analysis of HBV immunization rates at the ACC: an intervention approach
    Bebaway M, Duval A, Dobri M, Walsh J

  54. Increase the rates of HPV vaccination in the Ambulatory Care Clinic at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey
    Shirin Voss, MD, Heather Wang, MD, Divya Viswanathan, MD, Nikita Tangella, MD, Piyumika De Silva, MD

  55. Ethnic Disparities in Signet Ring Carcinoma: A Retrospective Analysis of Prevalence and Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Incidence among Hispanic Population
    Walaa Hasan, Flavio Salinas, Vaishnavi Gurumurthy, Darshita Chauhan, Michelle Cholankeril

  56. Radiation-Induced IgG4-Sclerosing Mastitis: A Hypothesis Driven Mystery
    Nabia Shafqat MD, Vaishnavi Gurumurthy MD, Sohail Sodhi MD, Clarissa Henson MD, Michelle Cholankeril MD, Heidi Fish MD

  57. Barriers to Breast Cancer Screening in the Ambulatory Clinical Setting in Newark, NJ
    Joycelyn I. Akamune MD, MPH, Lois V. Greene DHA, MBA, BSN, RN, Piyumika deSilva MD

  58. Association of Diabetic Retinopathy with Amputation in Patients with Diabetic Neuropathy
    Mustafa Jaffry, Kranthi Mandava, Kazim Jaffry, Om Kothari, Nizar Souayah

  59. A tricky discovery: Colonoscopy finding of Trichuris Trichiura
    Aryeh Moskovits, Rachel Sankhe, Daniel Bodek, Heidi Fish

  60. Rectal Carcinoma: the demographics, insurance disparities and outcomes in a minority-rich community
    Rachel Sankhe, Flavio Eduardo Salinas, Andrew Polyak, Keia Smith, Michelle Cholankeril

  61. Revamping the Screening Rate of Osteoporosis in the Medical Clinic
    Unzela Iqbal, Rachel Sankhe, Keia Smith, Ahmed Omran, Aryeh Moskovitz, Francisco Santamaria, Leonardo Marmolejos, Murad Aldarayseh, Nabia Shafqat, Roma Patel, Sohail Singh, Muhammad Noori, Michelle Cholankeril

  62. Large Rectal Neuroendocrine Tumor Complicated by Hemorrhagic Shock: A Rare Case Report
    Muhammad Hassaan Arif Maan, MD, Yazan Abboud, MD, Param Patel, MD, Ahmed Al-Khazraji, MD, Kaveh Hajifathalian, MD, MPH, Sima Vossough-Teehan, MD

  63. Assessing Adherence to AAA Screening Guidelines in Academic Outpatient Practice
    Boyan Xia MD, Muhammad Hassaan Arif Maan MD, Jared Walsh MD

  64. Colonic Stenting and EUS-guided Enterocolostomy in Malignant Small Bowel Obstruction: A Case Report
    Ritik M Goyal MD, Shivani Patel MD, Mohamed Ismail DO, Anand Shah MD, Ahmed Al-Khazraji MD, Kaveh Hajifathalian MD

  65. The Role of Post-Translational Modifications During Ebola virus Induced Immune Dysregulation
    Abbey N. Warren, Ruben Soto Acosta, Birte Kalveram, Sarah Van Tol, Leopoldo Aguilera, Maria Gonzalez-Orozco, Maria I. Giraldo, Sreeja Parameswaran, Palaniappan Ramanathan, Padmanava Behera, William Fagg, Steven G. Widen, William Russell, Matthew Weirauch, Jefferey Johnson, Alexander Freiberg, Alexander Bukreyev, Ricardo Rajsbaum

  66. CLL Transformed to Triple Hit DLBCL Treated with CAR-T
    Karishma Khetani MD, Elan Baskir MD, Po Hsuan Huang MD, Donghong Cai MD, Victor Chang MD

  67. Increasing the Frequency of Goals of Care Discussions in a Resident-run Internal Medicine Clinic
    Lawanya Singh MD, Imran Qureshi MD, Prit Patel DO, Zeel Patel DO

  68. Appendiceal Orifice Polyp Removal with Endoscopic Full Thickness Resection
    Wajiha Khan MD, Param Patel MD, Yong Lee MD, Kaveh Hajifathalian MD, Ahmed Al-Khazraji MD

  69. Diagnosis and Surgical Management of Crohn’s Disease Complications in Pregnant Patients
    Wajiha Khan MD, Daniel Elias BA, Ashley Eng BS, Elan Meltzer MBS BS, Dhanasekaran Ramasamy MD, Sunil Sapru MD

  70. Familial Tumoral Calcinosis
    Monique Malvar MD, Heberth Moran MD, David Bleich MD, Simge Yuksel MD

  71. A Novel Approach to Treating a Bleeding Gut: Successfully treating refractory Gastrointestinal AVM with Bevacizumab
    Anand Shah MD, Abiram Sivanandam DO, Ritik Goyal MD, Ankit Shah MD

  72. Beyond the Initial Diagnosis: Epidemiological Factors Associated with Second Primary Cancers among Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Patients: A SEER-based study
    Anand Shah MD, Abiram Sivanandam DO, Divya Viswanathan MD, Ritik Goyal MD, Anupama Nehra MD

  73. The Impact of Opioid Use Disorder on Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized with Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
    Yong Lee MD, Mohamed Elrais MD, Omar Elkattawy MD, Nada Wahba MD, Philip Reinhardt MD, Sonali Sikder MD, Keneil Shah MD, Christine Gerula, MD

  74. Mitral Valve Endocarditis Caused by Urosepsis Involving Left Atrial Anomalous Muscular Band And Literature Review
    Yong Lee MD, Phoenix Xu MD, Jaewook Shin, MD

  75. Incorporation of STOP-BANG Questionnaires to Improve Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening and Patient Education of Adult Outpatient Population in Northern New Jersey
    Hyun Jung, MD, Sana Saeed, MD, Lorenzo Cotugno, MD, Benjamin Hsieh, MD, Jared Walsh, MD

  76. Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Through Patient Education at the East Orange VA Medical Center
    Shriya Patel MD, Wajiha Khan MD, Benjamin Chang MD, Josh Hasquet MD

  77. The role of T follicular helper cells in defense against Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    Ankita Prakash, Sushma Bharrhan, Jiayong Xu, John Chan

  78. Heart Transplant Outcomes in Ischemic vs. Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy in Light of the 6-Tiered Heart Allocation Criteria
    Talha Chaudhry, DO; Zahra Aryan, MD, MPH; Juan Bello, MD; Pallavi Solanki, MD, FACC; Julius M. Gardin, MD, MBA, FACC

  79. Amiodarone-Induced Hypothyroidism Presenting as Pericardial Effusion
    Talha Chaudhry DO, Rohan Viswanathan MD, Felix Afriyie MD, Abhishek Sharma MD

  80. A National Dilemma: Enhancing Lung Cancer Screenings for Better Outcomes
    Anthony Fratella-Calabrese MD, Anand Shah MBBS, Alexandria Smith DO, Zachary Pierce DO, Anthony Carlino MD

  81. A Case of Cardiac Tamponade Mimicking Acute Cholecystitis
    Lorenzo Cotugno, Catherine Ye, Prit Patel, John Esli Medina Morales, Isaac Daudelin, Arjun Gupta, Jessica Wachtel

  82. The Impact of Alcohol Use Disorder on Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized with Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
    Jahanzeb Javed MD, Fayssal Alqudrah, Omar Elkattawy MD, Myriam Lin, Shane Meledathu, Keneil Shah MD, Christine Gerula MD

  83. Management of Supine Hypertension with Orthostatic Hypotension in an Elderly Male with Parkinson’s Disease: A Case Report
    Manik Dayal MD, Meet Shah DO, Shriya Patel DO, Navid Radfar DO, Renjit V Thomas MD

  84. Unmasking the Silent Menace: A Case of Prosthetic Valve Endocarditiswith Negative Echocardiography Findings.
    Madison Fraser, MD, Anand Shah, MBBS, Zeel Patel, DO, Meet Shah, DO, Sunil Sapru, MD

  85. Chasing The High Towards Death, A Case Of Loperamide Induced Cardiac Arrest
    Felix Afriyie, Nimra Gilani, Matthew Fanous, Amtul Mansoor, Keneil Shah, Alfonso H. Waller

  86. Pulmonary Embolism in Patients Admitted With Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: Prevalence, Predictors and Associated In-Hospital Adverse Event
    Shriya Patel, Omar Elkattawy, Casey Hamlet, Ryan Dikdan, Felix Afriyie, Julius Gardin

  87. Management of Fatigue, Cachexia and Anorexia in Patients Taking Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors: Case Series and Discussion
    Elan Baskir, Divya Viswanathan, Abena Oduro, Victor Chang

  88. EUS Guided Elastography as a Non-Invasive Tool for Diagnosis of Liver Fibrosis
    Shivani Patel MD, Michael Bebawy MD, Cathy Tan BS, Zaid Tafesh MD, Mumtaz Niazi MD, Ahmed Al Khazraji MD, Kaveh Hajifathalian MD

  89. The Vanishing Percutaneous Gastrostomy Tube
    Shivani Patel , Seyed Ali Khalessi Hosseini, Jamil Shah, Kaveh Hajifathalian, Ahmed Al-Khazraji

  90. Determining Cancer and Mortality Outcomes in a National 40-Year Cohort Study of Persons with Opioid Use Disorder
    Erin Oxnam, Daniel M. Rosenblum, PhD, Qiao (Maggie) Zhang, MPH, Peter J. Attia, James J. Goedert, MD, Stanley H. Weiss, MD

  91. Kung Flu Fighting: Boosting Influenza Vaccination Uptake at University Hospital Academic Internal Medicine Clinic
    Matthew Au MD, Logine Abouzead DO, Helen Zhou MD, Piyumika De Silva, MD

  92. Adiposity Based Chronic Disease: Addressing a Growing Pandemic One Referral at a Time
    Alexander Le, MD; Mateo Garland, MD; Yasmeen Abdo, MD; David Yao, MBA, MD; Jared Walsh, MD

  93. The Impact of Iron Deficiency Anemia on Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
    Navid Radfar DO, Omar Elkattawy MD, Marvens Jean BS, Yaxel Levin-Carrion BS, Mythili Kanagala BS, Felix Afriyie MD, Julius Gardin MD

  94. It’s Complicated: UTI Culture Negative Endocarditis Causing Right Sided Monocular Vision Loss
    Navid Radfar DO, Thomas Lee MD, Yong Lee MD, Omar Elkattawy MD, Shriya Patel DO, Meet Shah DO, Emaad Siddiqui MD, Daniel Matassa MD

  95. Barrett’s Esophagus and High-Grade Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Esophagus
    Abena Oduro MD, Mohamed Ismail DO, Ozlem Fidan-Ozbilgin MD, Fengming Zhong MD, Victor Chang MD

  96. A Rare Case Report of Metastatic Atypical Meningioma to Supraclavicular Lymph Node with Malignant B Cell Lymphoma.
    Shrinjay Vyas, MD; Clarissa Henson, MD; Heidi Fish, MD

  97. A Complex Case of Left Anterior Descending Artery Myocardial Bridging
    Sarthak Patel MD, Tyler Soobryan MD, Thomas Lee MD, Michael Silverman MD, Chirag Patel MD

  98. Analysis of the Interdisciplinary Approach to the Management of Hypertension in the Academic Internal Medicine Clinic
    Sarthak Patel MD, Angelika Drozd MD, Reilly Shiarella MD, Aashka Parikh MD, Piyumika DeSilva MD

  99. Close The Fistula, Fix The Regurgitation!
    Jesus Romero, Roma Patel, Sindhura Ananthaneni, Melvin Santana, Yezin Shamoon, Raja Pullatt

  100. Malignant or Benign Pancreatic Cystic Lesion
    Raquel Olivo-Salcedo, MD; Amrita Chawla, MD; Jamil Shah, MD; Kaveh Hajifathalian, MD; Ahmed Al-khazraji, MD

  101. Impact Assessment Of Meld Exception Policy Changes On Hepatocellular Waitlist Dynamics
    Medina-Morales, Esli; Shah, Yash; Trivedi, Hirsh D.; Ochoa-Allemant, Pedro; Saberi, Behnam; Bonder, Alan; Paterno, Flavio; Zaid Tafesh; Amin, Arpit; Mumtaz Niazi; Lee-Riddle, Grace S.; Guarrera, James V.; Lunsford, Keri E.

  102. The Impact of Coronary Artery Disease on Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized With Pre-eclampsia
    Tyler Soobryan MD, Omar Elkattawy MD, Sameer Ahmad MD, Yash Shah MD, Shakhzoda Alimdjanova MD, Mina Ghbrial MD, Afif Hossain MD, Abhishek Sharma MD

  103. Angioedema as a Presenting Symptom of COVID-19 in a Fully Vaccinated Pediatric Patient
    Kristin Riddle MD, Amanda Walker MD, and Kristin Wong MD

  104. Are we following evidence-based guidelines at the rheumatology clinic at University Hospital in the prevention of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP) in patients with autoimmune and/or inflammatory disease?
    Mary Salim, MD; Boyan Xia, MD; Pieusha Malhotra, MD; Reena Khianey, MD; Eugenio Capitle, MD; Steven Keller, Ph.D

  105. A Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis on a Whole Other Protein-losing Level
    Mary Salim, MD; Boyan Xia, MD; Eugenio Capitle, MD

  106. Are we optimizing screening for pediatric ICU delirium?
    Kristin Riddle, MD, Tzeidel Brown Eichenberg, MD, Poonam Nayak, MD, Arvind Radhakrishnan, MD, Cheryl Aizley, MSN, Derrick McQueen, MD

  107. An Analysis of Methadone Maintenance Treatment Dosing and Outcomes from a Retrospective Cohort Study
    Peter J. Attia, Andrew W. Bergen, PhD, Daniel M. Rosenblum, PhD, Jill A. Rabinowitz, PhD, Stanley H. Weiss, MD

  108. The Role of Activity Participation and Masking Behaviors among Unvaccinated Children on Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Positivity
    Angelica Fiuza, BS, Celine Molfetta, BA, Carlos Garcia Colon, BA, Monica Siu, BA, Arianne Jacinta Ramos, MBS, Joseph Schwab, MD, Stephen Friedman, MD, Pauline Thomas, MD, Manisha Gurumurthy, MD

  109. Stillbirth Experiences of Women in Conflict-Affected Areas in Nigeria
    Joycelyn Akamune MD, MPH, Emilia Iwu PhD, MSN, RN, APNC, FWACN

  110. Gastroduodenal Intussusception with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)
    Michael Bebawy DO, Mohamed Ismail DO, Shivani Patel MD, Kaveh Hajifathalian, Ahmed Al Khazraji

  111. My AI Ate My Homework: Measuring ChatGPT Performance on the American College of Cardiology Self-Assessment Program
    Anam Shaikh, Amina Shaikh, Sarah Hossain, Hassaam Choudhry, Afif Hossain, Renjit Thomas

  112. The Angiovac© System For Debulking Right-sided Intracardiac Lesions: More Than Just Thrombus Aspiration
    Afif Hossain, Mina Ghbrail, Sarthak Patel, Juan Bello, Perry Wengrofsky, Paul Y. Lee, Prit Patel, Sarah Hossain, Joshua Greendyk, Abhishek Sharma, Alfonso Waller, Marc Klapholz

  113. The Case of the Missing Coronary: An Anomalous Origin of the Right Coronary Artery Arising from the Pulmonary Artery
    Rafael Toro-Manotas, Javier Argudo Montoya, Afif Hossain, Baoqiong Liu, Paul Y. Lee, Vinesh Jonnala, Kyrollos G. Saad, Omar Elkattawy, Aysha Hussain, Shriya Patel, Mina Ghbrial, Joshua Greendyk, Soyi Sarkar, Sabino R. Torre

  114. The “Tail” of a Migrating Stent: A Case of Subacute Right Coronary Artery Stent Migration
    Kandarp Suthar, Afif Hossain, Paul Y. Lee, Thomas Lee, Ashkan Hashemi, Omar Elkattawy, Sarthak Patel, Shriya Patel, Aysha Hussain, Mina Ghbrial, Anam Shaikh, Joshua Greendyk, Renjit Thomas, Maryam Afshar, Delia Cotiga, Nathaniel Rosso Smilowitz, Robert Donnino, Wojciech Rudzinski

  115. Rheumatic Heart Disease and an Anomalous Origin of the Right Coronary Artery Originating from the Pulmonary Artery
    Jose Fossas, Paul Y. Lee, Omar Elkattawy, Navid Radfar, Manik Dayal, Mina Ghbrial, Soyi Sarkar, Joshua Greendyk, Afif Hossain

  116. A Great Lyme Mimicker; Boy it Must Tick you off!
    Alexis Lordi, MD, Mary Salim, MD, Eugenio Capitle, MD, Pieusha Malhotra, MD

  117. A Jerking Heart: A Case Of Delayed Coronary Artery Vasospasm Following Cavotricuspid Isthmus Atrial Flutter Radiofrequency Ablation
    Arthi Palani, Felix Afriyie, David P. Dobesh

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