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2017-2019 Presentations

Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine National Conference

“How to Sustain Mindful Lab Ordering Practices.”
Kunnath, Paul; Rawal, Rachna; Adeyemo, Oluwasayo; Saad, Hala; Lane, Alex; Vartanyan, Ara; Schmidt, Jennifer

American Association of Medical Colleges Integrating Quality National Conference

2018-2019:

“A High-Value Care Curriculum For Internal Medicine Residents.”
Rawal, Rachna; Kunnath, Paul; Saad, Hala; Lane, Alex; Daher, Ghassan; Bteich, Fernand

2017-2018:

Rachna Rawal, M.D.:

“Empowering Residents to Think Before Ordering Daily Labs. A Quality Improvement Study.”

“Bridging the Gap Between Internal Medicine Residents and Attendings to Promote Mindful Lab Ordering.”

American Academy of Dermatology Conference (AAD)

2017-2018:

Kavita Darji, M.D. “Emotional Impact and Lifestyle Changes in Patients Diagnosed with Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer.”

American College of Cardiology

 2018-2019:

“Performance Enhancing Drugs: A Rare Cause of Heart Failure.” Daher, Ghassan; Hassanieh, Ihab; Malhotra, Nikhil; Neal, Christopher; Alderson, Lisa

“A Case of Macrovolt T-wave Alternans.” Malhotra, Nikhil; Daher, Ghassan; Mehdirad, Ali

“Atypical Presentation of Fatal Cardiac Amyloidosis.” Oman, Zachary; Gu, Lucas Bohao, et al.

“Short Stature, Big Valve Disease – A Case of Turner’s Syndrome.” Feghaly, Julien, et al.

2017-2018:

“Reccurrent Myocardial Infarctions in Patient with Large Pedunculated Aortic Root Thrombus.” Oman, Zachary, et al.

American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST)

2017-2018:

Stephanie Cull, M.D. “An Uncommon Presentation of Pulmonary Cannonball Metastasis"

Rania Farhat, M.D. “Hilar Mass in the Setting of Influenza A: A Challenging Case.”

“Ectopic Thyroid Masquerading as an Anterior Mediastinal Mass: A Unique Case.”

Garrett Rampon, M.D. “Acute Chest Syndrome as the Initial Presentation of a Patient with Hemoglobin SC.”

American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
 

2018-2019:

“Malignant Ascites.” Grosch, Gretchen; Evans, Neil

“SIBO: A Cause of Vague Abdominal Pain and Chronic Diarrhea in Gastroparesis.” Grosch, Gretchen; Evans, Neil

“Fasciola hepatica infection mimicking a gastric tumor.” Vasquez Rios, George, et al.

“A Case of Gastroesophageal Variceal Bleeding with Unique Anatomy.” Ahmed, Zarir, et al.

2017-2018:

Ahmad Al Taee, M.D. “Gallbladder Adenocarcinoma as the First Manifestation of Germline BRCA 1 Mutation.”

Lydia Assion, M.D. “Dysphagia Lusoria in a Patient With Down Syndrome.”

Anuj Chhaparia, M.D. “Trans-hepatic Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement.”

Pratik Pandit, MD. “Gastroenterologists’ Perception of Health Maintenance in IBD Patients.”

American College of Physicians (National Meeting)

2018-2019:

“Malignant Ascites.” Grosch, Gretchen; Evans, Neil

“SIBO: A Cause of Vague Abdominal Pain and Chronic Diarrhea in Gastroparesis.” Grosch, Gretchen; Evans, Neil

“Fasciola hepatica infection mimicking a gastric tumor.” Vasquez Rios, George, et al.

“A Case of Gastroesophageal Variceal Bleeding with Unique Anatomy.” Ahmed, Zarir, et al.

2017-2018:

Ahmad Al Taee, M.D. “Gallbladder Adenocarcinoma as the First Manifestation of Germline BRCA 1 Mutation.”

Lydia Assion, M.D. “Dysphagia Lusoria in a Patient With Down Syndrome.”

Anuj Chhaparia, M.D. “Trans-hepatic Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement.”

Pratik Pandit, MD. “Gastroenterologists’ Perception of Health Maintenance in IBD Patients.”

Rachna Rawal, M.D. ” A Stroke Misdiagnosed: A Case of Familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Revealed.”

American College of Physicians Missouri Chapter Conference (ACP MO)

 2018-2019:

“Histiocytoid Dermatosis with Migratory Subcutaneous Nodules Presaging Anemia-Predominant Myelodysplasia.” Bteich, Fernand

“An Unexpected Case of Scurvy in a Non-Pirate” Tabbara, Jad; Sankoorikal, Mark; Bteich, Fernand; Harris, Benjamin

“A Bad Sunburn.” Singh, Amitabh; Seyedmahdi, Pahlavani; Sodhi, Rupinder

“Hepatic Encephalopathy: A PRES Release.” Ghoulam, Elie; Kunnath, Paul; Harris, Benjamin

“Disseminated Mycobacterium bovis Infection in an Immunocompotent Host.” Izor, Nicholas

“An Irregularly Irregular Case of Palpitations.” Malhotra, Nikhil; Kunnath, Paul; Mehdirad, Ali

“A Patient Between the Cracks: Navigating Healthcare Between Homelessness and Incarceration.” Srour, Maria; Wade, Francis Gerald; Schmidt, Jennifer

 “Milliary Tuberculosis and Tuberculous Meningitis as Diagnosed by Prostate Biopsy.” Vasquez Rios, George; Izor, Nicholas; Westrich, David, et al.

“Description of Venous Thromboembolisms in Hospitalized Patients with Hematologic Malignancies.” Mohammed, Kahee; Ahmed, Zarir, et al.

“Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis: A Severe Clinical Presentation After a Tick Bite.” Ahmed, Zarir; Rawal, Rachna, et al.

“A Malignant Case of Chronic Sinusitis.” Valentini, Daniele; Lane, Alex

“When Statins Attack: A Case of Necrotizing Myopathy.” Jadav, Puja

2017-2018:

Joyce Achengang, M.D. “Miss Understood: A Case of Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy.”

Oluwasayo Adeyemo, M.D. “Stop. Think. Does My Patient Need Those Labs: A Quality Improvement Study to Promote Cost Conscious Care.”

Zarir Ahmed, M.D. “A Grave Account of a Myasthenic Mishap.”

Zarir Ahmed, M.D.  "Myasthenia Gravis Presentation After Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation."

 Ahmad Al-Taee, M.D.  “Correlates, Trends, and Short-term Outcomes of Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalized Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma.”

Nirav Antao, M.D. “All JAK’s up on Budd.” 

Lydia Archulata, M.D. “When the Bite is Worse than the Bark. A Case of Acute Limb Ischemia.” 

Jonathan Buck, M.D. “Drug –Induced Lupus.” 

Eldin Duderija, M.D. “Not for the Faint-Hearted: Coronary Artery Embolism and Acute Mesenteric Ischemia in the Setting of Infective Endocarditis.”

Gebran Khneizer, M.D. “Correlates, Trends, and Short-Term Outcomes of Thromboembolism in Hospitalized Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma.”

Gebran Khneizer, M.D. “Predictors and correlates of perceived harmfulness and addictiveness to new and traditional tobacco products among US adults.”

Rania Farhat, M.D. “Called Off- A False Code Stroke That Was Something More.”

Paul Kunnath, M.D. “Think before you order: A case of megaloblastic, hemolytic anemia.”

Jason Lunt, D.O. “Adjust the D-Dimer: A Case of Misinterpretation and Unnecessary Testing.”

Nikhil Malhotra, M.D. ”Haff Disease after consuming Buffalo fish.”

Zachary Oman, D.O. “Rare Cause of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Secondary to Severe Infiltration of Metastatic Primary Oropharyngeal Carcinoma.”

Krishna Patel, D.O. “Pancytopenia In A Severe Valproic Acid Overdose.”

Andrea Ramirez-Gomez, M.D. “Atypical Presentation of Systemic Sclerosis.”

Garrett Rampon, M.D. “Called Off- A False Code Stroke That Was Something More.”

Rachna Rawal, M.D. “Stop. Think. Does My Patient Need Those Labs: A Quality Improvement Study to Promote Cost Conscious Care.”

Rachna Rawal, M.D. “A Stroke Misdiagnosed: A Case of Familial Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease Revealed.”

Mark Sankorikal, M.D. “With CSF, It Is Not Always Clear.”

David Westrich, M.D. “A Stroke Misdiagnosed: A Case of Familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Revealed.”

American Geriatrics Society

2018-2019:

“Wild Wild West Nile: Fever and Encephalitis in an Elderly Patient.” Das, Debapria; Tummala, Sandeep; Thompson, Keniesha

2017-2018:

Rachna Rawal, M.D. “A Stroke Misdiagnosed: A Case of Familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Revealed.”

American Heart Association

2017-2018:

Tarek Ajam M.D. “Higher Beta Blocker Dose versus Lower Heart Rate in HFrEF with Atrial Fibrillation.”

American Physician Scientist Association Midwest Regional Conference

2018-2019:

“Tackling Barriers to Sustain High-Value Care Practices.” Rawal, Rachna; Kunnath, Paul; Adeyemo, Oluwasayo; Saad, Hala; Lane, Alex; Vartanyan, Ara; Schmidt, Jennifer

American Society of Nephrology

2018-2019:

“NephroPro v2: a new smartphone app for medical students and residents.” Vasquez-Rios, George; Evans, Neil; et al.

2017-2018:

George Vasquez Rios, M.D. “Recovery from AKI-Requiring Dialysis in Hospital Survivors Discharged to a Rehabilitation Facility.”

American Thoracic Society Conference (ATS)

2018-2019:

“Atrial Fibrillation Precipitated by a Rarely Used Medication.” Reddy, Manasa; Malhotra, Nikhil; Srour, Maria; Bushmann, Lindsey; Maughan, Scott

“Disseminated Blastomycocis in an Immunocompetent Host.” Bushmann, Lindsey; Srour, Maria; Maughan, Scott; Malhotra, Nikhil

“Metastatic Prostate Cancer Presenting as a Solitary Pulmonary Nodule Without Evidence of Typical Extraprostatic Disease.” Maughan, Scott; Bushmann, Lindsey; Srour, Maria; Reddy, Manasa; Karches, Kyle

“A Case of Mounier-Kuhn Syndrome.” Srour, Maria; Bushmann, Lindsey; Maughan, Scott; Reddy, Manasa; Nayak, Ravi

2017-2018:

Rania Farhat, M.D. “Septic Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis Complicating Diabetic Ketoacidosis.”

Manassa Reddy, M.D. “Cryptococcus Neoformans Found in the Lymph Node of a Patient with Sarcoidosis Not on Immunosuppressive Therapy: A Unique Case.”

Garrett Rampon, M.D. “Diffuse Pulmonary Nodules: A Tale of Two Diagnoses.”

George Vasquez Rios, M.D. “Do All the Cases of Severe Asthma Exacerbation Need Corticosteroids? A Case Study.”

 
Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT)

2018-2019:

“Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection in a Liver Transplantation Candidate.” (Oral Presentation) Oman, Zachary, et al.

2017-2018:

“Alternative Management of Left Main Thrombosis in Patient with Multiple Co-Morbidities.” (Oral Presentation) Oman, Zachary, et al.

Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research (CSCTR)

 2018-2019:

“A Rare Case of Clear Cell Carcinoma Presenting as Variant Angina.” Malhotra, Nikhil; Hassanieh, Ihab; Daher, Ghassan

“Utility of Cardiac MRI in the Prognostications of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy.” Feghaly, Julien; Mooradian, Ariana; et al.

2017-2018:

Lucas Gu, M.D. “PEA arrest in cardiac amyloidosis.”

Lucas Gu, M.D. “Drug induced pancreatitis.”

Lucas Gu, M.D. “Clozapine induced myocarditis.”

Lucas Gu, M.D. “Acute decompensated heart failure secondary to metastatic oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.”

Krystyna Majkut, M.D. “ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction leading to Emphysematous Cholecystitis and Septic Shock”

Zachary Oman, M.D. “Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome Presenting as STEMI.”

Zachary Oman, M.D. “Acute Myocardial Infarction in Patient with Infective Endocarditis of Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy.”

Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research (CSCTR) - Midwest

2018-2019:

“Appropriate Use of Telemetry: Indication Versus Gratification.” Feghaly, Julien

Digestive and Disease Week Conference (DDW)
2018-2019: 

“Spotlight on HFE Gene Testing: Indications and Overuse.” Ghoulam, Elie; Al-Taee, Ahmad; Mohammad, Kahee; Merando, Adam; Bacon, Bruce

“Alkaline Phosphatase to Apartate Aminotransferase as a Predictor fo AIH to Overlap Syndrom.” Ghoulam, Elie; Zhang, W.; Al-Taee, Ahmad; Mohammad, Kahee; Lai, Joshua; Bacon, Bruce

2017-2018:

Ahmad Al-Taee, M.D. “The Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of asthmatic IBD patients: a review of the national inpatient sample.”

Anuj Chhaparia, M.D. “Mediated Metabolic Programming in Colon Carcinogenesis: Potential Role of Sonic Hedgehog Signaling.”

Gebran Khneizer, M.D. “The Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of asthmatic IBD patients: a review of the national inpatient sample.”

David Westrich, M.D. “Evaluation of Serum-Derived Immunoglobulin Protein Isolate in Subjects with Decompensated Cirrhosis and Ascites.”

European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

 2017-2018:

“Agent Orange Exposure in Veterans with Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fractions.” Ajam, Tarek; Devaraj, Srikant; Oman, Zachary; Kamalesh, Masoor

Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility

2018-2019:

“Is it Functional? Mucosal Gastrointestinal Disease and Interstital Cystitis, A Novel Correlation.” Westrich, David, et al.

High-Value Practice Academic Alliance National Symposium

2018-2019:

“The Trickle Down Effect: The Attending’s Role in Resident Lab Ordering Behavior.” Rawal, Rachna; Adeyemo, Oluwasayo; Kunnath, Paul; Saad, Hala; Schmidt, Jennifer

“Inspiring High-Value Care By Addressing Unnecessary Lab Orders.” Rawal, Rachna; Adeyemo, Oluwasayo; Kunnath, Paul; Saad, Hala; Vartanyan, Ara; Schmidt, Jennifer

“Optimizing the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) to Promote Cost-Conscious Care.” Rawal, Rachna; Adeyemo, Oluwasayo; Kunnath, Paul; Saad, Hala; Vartanyan, Ara; Schmidt, Jennifer

Illinois Indian American Medical Association, Golden Stethoscope Competition

2017-2018:

Rachna Rawal, M.D. ”Stop. Think. Does My Patient Need Those Labs. A Quality Improvement Study to Promote Cost-Conscious Care.”

Lown Institute

2017-2018:

Paul Kunnath, M.D.

Rachna Rawal, M.D. “Addressing the “Low-Value” of Unnecessary Lab Ordering.”

National Kidney Foundation (NKF)

2018-2019:

“Double trouble? A curious case of acute kidney injury and respiratory failure in an elder patient.”

Vasquez-Rios, George; Ghoulam, Elie; Bellorin-Font, Ezequiel

 2017-2018:

George Vasquez Rios, M.D. “Harder to Breathe: An Unusual Case of Severe Hyperphosphaturic Hypophosphatemia and Normal FGF.”

George Vasquez Rios, M.D. “Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis Inducing Severe Hypokalemia as the Main Manifestation of Sjögren's Syndrome.”

George Vasquez Rios, M.D. “A novel case of hydralazine-induced autoimmunity: C3 nephropathy.”

North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference

2018-2019:

“A Curious Case of Pancreatitis.” Srour, Maria, et al.

2017-2018:

Sayna Norouzi, M.D. “Roseomonas Gilardii peritonitis in a Patient Undergoing Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis.”

George Vasquez Rios, M.D. “Harder to Breathe: An Unusual Case of Severe Hyperphosphaturic Hypophosphatemia and Normal FGF.”

George Vasquez Rios, M.D. “Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis Inducing Severe Hypokalemia as the Main Manifestation of Sjögren's Syndrome.” 

Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention

2018-2019:

“Revisiting the Prevalence of Patent Foramen Ovale in Atrial Fibrillation Patients.” Daher, Ghassan; Malhotra, Nikhil; Hassanieh, Ihab; Mehdirad, Ali

2017-2018:

“Unnecessary Contrast and Radiation Exposure in Patients with Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.” Oman, Zachary, et al.

Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress

2018-2019:

“Supraventricular Tachycardia Secondary to Immunotherapy.” Malhotra, Nikhil; Schoen, Martin; Smart, Steven

“A Case of Two Spontaneous Arterial Dissections.” Bushmann, Lindsey

Society of General Internal Medicine

2018-2019:

“A High-Value Care Curriculum For Internal Medicine Residents.” Rawal, Rachna; Kunnath, Paul; Saad, Hala; Lane, Alex; Daher, Ghassan; Bteich, Fernand

“Disseminated Cryptococcosis in Myasthenia Gravis.” Evans, Neil; Singh, Amitabh; Chatterje, Soumya

“A Diagnostic Terror... Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Associated with a Teratoma.” Evans, Neil; Singh, Amitabh; Dinarvand, Peyman; Cheatham, Cory

“Vanishing Bile Duct Syndrome (VBDS) from Hodgkin’s Lymhoma.” Evans, Neil; Singh, Amitabh; Vattathara, Kenn; Schmidt, Jennifer

“A 17-Year-Old in her First Trimester, Presenting with Chest Pain.” Singh, Amitabh; Evans, Neil; Schmidt, Jennifer

“Discussant for a Poster Walk & Talk in Mental Health.” Oral Presentation. Evans, Neil, et al.

“Oral Finalist: A Case of Unexplained Coagulopathy.” Oral Presentation. Evans, Neil; Singh, Amitabh; Schmidt, Jennifer

“Hide and Go Seek: A Case of Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus in the Bone Marrow.” Ivory, Joannie; Ashai, Khadeeja; Schmidt, Jennifer

 “A Patient Between the Cracks: Navigating Healthcare Between Homelessness and Incarceration.” Srour, Maria; Wade, Francis Gerald; Schmidt, Jennifer

2017-2018:

Oluwasayo Adeyemo, M.D. “Incorporating the Attending to Create a Cost-Conscious Lab Ordering Culture.”

Oluwasayo Adeyemo, M.D. “Optimizing the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) to Promote Cost-Conscious Care.”

Oluwasayo Adeyemo, M.D. “Implementing High Value Care in Residency Training: A Quality Improvement Study on Reducing Labs.”

Nirav Antao, M.D. "Myasthenia Gravis Presentation After Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation."

Nirav Antao, M.D. “All Jak’d Up on Bud.”

Jason Lunt, D.O, “Adjust the D-Dimer - a case of misinterpretation and unnecessary testing.”

Garrett Rampon, M.D. “Acute Chest Syndrome as the Initial Presentation of a Patient with Hemoglobin SC.”

Rachna Rawal, M.D. “It is Not Always "Just" Essential Hypertension: A Case of Secondary Hypertension Revealed.

Rachna Rawal, M.D. “A Stroke Misdiagnosed: A Case of Familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Revealed.”

Rachna Rawal, M.D. “Reducing the Number of Laboratory Orders in a Tertiary Academic Facility: A Quality Improvement Study.

Rachna Rawal, M.D. “Delta-Delta Gradient to the Rescue: Elevated Anion Gap Acidosis with a Basic pH.”

Rachna Rawal, M.D. “Optimizing the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) to Promote Cost-Conscious Care.”

Rachna Rawal, M.D. “Incorporating the Attending to Create a Cost-Conscious Lab Ordering Culture.”

Rachna Rawal, M.D. “Implementing High Value Care in Residency Training: A Quality Improvement Study on Reducing Labs.”

Rachna Rawal, M.D. “Empowering Medicine Residents to Think Before Ordering Daily Labs. A Quality Improvement Study.”

Rachna Rawal, M.D. “The Barrier To Mindful Lab Ordering: The Attending.”

Hala Saad, M.D. “Masses Not As They Appear: Nocardia Masquerading as Malignancy In An Immunocompetent Individual.”

Sandeep Tummala, M.D. “Swelling Is Not Always Telling.”

Society of General Internal Medicine Midwest Regional Meeting
 2018-2019:

“Tackling Barriers to Sustain High-Value Care Practices.” Rawal, Rachna; Kunnath, Paul; Adeyemo, Oluwasayo; Saad, Hala; Lane, Alex; Vartanyan, Ara; Schmidt, Jennifer

“Itsy Bitsy Spider.” Ahmed, Zarir; Daher, Ghassan; Lyons, Maureen

“A Case of Confusion: Hepatic Encephalopathy.” Ahmed, Zarir, et al.

“Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis: A Severe Clinical Presentation After a Tick Bite.” Ahmed, Zarir; Rawal, Rachna, et al.

2017-2018:

“Scurvy: Swashbuckling Sea Adventure Not Mandatory.” Srour, Maria, et al.

 “A Stroke Misdiagnosed: A Case of Familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Revealed.” Rawal, Rachna; Westrich, David, et al.

Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM)

2018-2019:

“The Dangers of Synthetic Cannabinoids.” Singh, Amitabh; Evans, Neil; Freter, Carl

 “Scurvy Despite Orange Juice? Always Ask About Over the Counter Medications.” Chu, Stacey; Ghoulam, Elie; Kunnath, Paul; Fritz, Adam

“Acute Promyelocytic Anemia: A Case of Undiagnosed Fatigue.” Adeyemo, Oluwasayo; Ivory, Joannie; Farooqui, Azam; Merando, Adam

“Wild Wild West Nile: Fever and Encephalitis in an Elderly Patient.” Das, Debapria; Tummala, Sandeep; Thompson, Keniesha

“A Case of Osteomyelitis of Pubic Symphysis in a Young Athlete.” Tummala, Sandeep; Thompson, Keniesha

“Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis Masquerading as Small Bowel Obstruction.” Ahmed, Zarir; Al-Taee, A, et al.

“Blindsided: A Rare Diagnosis of Behcet’s Disease.” Ahmed, Zarir, et al.

“Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis: A Severe Clinical Presentation After a Tick Bite.” Ahmed, Zarir; Rawal, Rachna, et al.

“Stone Cold Crazy: A Case Report of Nephrolithiasis and Empagliflozin Induced Diabetic Ketoacidosis.” Henderson, Jordan

2017-2018:

Joyce Achenjang, M.D. “Miss Understood: A Case of Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy.”

Oluwasayo Adeyemo, M.D. “Stop. Think. Does My Patient Need Those Labs? A Quality Improvement Project to Promote Cost Conscious Care.”

Nirav Antao, M.D. “All JAK’d up on Budd.”

Rachna Rawal, M.D. “The Barrier to Mindful Lab Ordering: The Attending.”

“Empowering Residents to Think Before Ordering Daily Labs. A Quality Improvement Study.”

Hala Saad, M.D. “Masses Not As They Appear: Nocardia Masquerading As Malignancy In An Immunocompetent Individual.”

Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Chapter Meeting

2018-2019:

“Tackling Barriers to Sustain High-Value Care Practices.” Rawal, Rachna; Kunnath, Paul; Adeyemo, Oluwasayo; Saad, Hala; Lane, Alex; Vartanyan, Ara; Schmidt, Jennifer

 “The Trickle Down Effect: The Attending’s Role in Resident Lab Ordering Behavior.” Rawal, Rachna; Kunnath, Paul; Adeyemo, Oluwasayo; Saad, Hala; Lane, Alex; Schmidt, Jennifer

2017-2018:

Rachna Rawal, M.D. “A Stroke Misdiagnosed: A Case of Familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Revealed.”

Transvascular Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT)

2018-2019:

“Unligated Large Side Branch of Internal Mammary Artery Causing Refractory Angina.” Oman, Zachary, et al.

2017-2018:

Zachary Oman, D.O. “Alternative Management of Left Main Thrombosis in Patient with Multiple Co-Morbidities.”

 
Publications
Zarir Ahmed, D.O. Ahmed Z. “Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stethoscope: My First SHM Conference.” Future Hospitalist Roundup Online Newsletter, Society of Hospital Medicine. April 2019.

 

Ahmed Z, Davaro E, Batanian J, Verma N. “First-dose idarubicin cardiomyopathy: A case of new heart failure after induction chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia.” BMJ Case Reports.May 2019. Doi: 10.1136/bcr-2018-228149

Ahmed Z, Schoen M, Rajeh N. Myasthenia Gravis Presenting as Graft versus Host Disease after Allogenic Blood Stem Cell Transplant. Case Reports in Hematology. 2018 July 17. doi: https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/7296930

 Tarek Ajam, M.D. Fudim M, Cerbin LP, Devaraj S, Ajam T, Rao SV, Kamalesh M. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Heart Failure in Men Within the Veteran Affairs Health System.Am J Cardiol. 2018 Jul 15;122(2):275-278. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.04.007. Epub 2018 Apr 11. PMID: 29731118

Ajam T, Ajam S, Devaraj S, Fudim M, Kamalesh M.Effect on Mortality of Higher Versus Lower β-Blocker (Metoprolol Succinate or Carvedilol) Dose in Patients With Heart Failure. Am J Cardiol. 2018 Jun 21. pii: S0002-9149(18)31221-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.05.038. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:30049457

Ajam T, Ajam S, Devaraj S, Mohammed K, Sawada S, Kamalesh M. Effect of carvedilol vs metoprolol succinate on mortality in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.Am Heart J. 2018 May;199:1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2018.01.005. Epub 2018 Jan 31.PMID: 29754646

 Ahmad Al-Taee, M.D. Hammami MB, Talkin R, Al-Taee AM, Schoen MW, Goyal SD, Lai JP. Autologous Graft-Versus-Host Disease of the Gastrointestinal Tract in Patients With Multiple Myeloma and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Gastroenterology Res. 2018 Feb;11(1):52-57. doi: 10.14740/gr925w. Epub 2018 Feb 23. PMID:29511407

Al-Taee A, Lai J, Chen Y, Zhou Y, Jallad B. Hepatic Collision Tumor of Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: A Case Report. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2018 Sep;49(3):322-326. doi: 10.1007/s12029- 016-9897-2. No abstract available. PMID: 27868155

Gremida A, Altaee A, Darji K, Rustagi T, McCarthy D. Acute Pancreatitis: Nothing toSPiT At. Dig Dis Sci. 2017;62(3):583- 7. doi: 10.1007/s10620-017-4457-6. PubMed PMID: 28108891.

Lunt JM, Al-Taee A, Rawal R, Buckhold FR 3rd. Trigeminocardiac Reflex as the Presentation of Maxillary Sinus Adenocarcinoma. Am J Med. 2017 Nov;130 (11):e505-e506. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.05.018. Epub 2017 Jun 8. PMID:28601537

Lunt JM, Al-Taee A, Buckhold FR 3rd. Basal Cell Carcinoma in an Elderly Man. AMA Intern Med. 2017 Nov 1;177(11):1672. PMID:28973310

Gremida A, Al-Taee A, Alcorn J, McCarthy D Hepatic Dysfunction in Renal Cell Carcinoma: Not What You Think?. Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Sep;62(9):2298-2302. doi: 10.1007/s10620-017-4706-8. No abstract available. PMID:28785916

Emily Bahram-ahi, M.D. Darji, K, Bahram-ahi, E, Dhandha, M, Guo, M. “Mantle cell lymphoma presenting with exaggerated skin reaction to insect bites.” BMJ Case Rep. 2019 March. DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2018-227590

Fernand Bteich, M.D. Bteich F, Di Bisceglie AM (2019) Current and Future Systemic Therapies for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2019 May;15(5):266-272.

Bteich F, Daher G, Kapoor A, Charbek E, Kamel G. (2019) Post-surgical Euglycemic Diabetic Ketoacidosis in a Patient on Empagliflozin in the Intensive Care Unit. Cureus. 2019 April; 11(4): e4496.

Anuj Chhaparia, M.D. Hammami MB, Noonan EM, Chhaparia A, Khatib FA, Bassuner J, Hachem C. Denture Associated Oral Microbiome and Periodontal Disease Causing anAnaerobic Pyogenic Abscess in an Immunocompetent Patient: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Gastroenterol Res. 2018;11(3): 241-246

Chhaparia A, Hammami MB, Bassuner J, Hachem C. Trans-Hepatic Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement: A Case Report of Rare Complication and Literature Review. Gastroenterol Res. 2018;11(2):145-149

Dougherty M, Hammami MB, Chhaparia A, Lai J, Hachem C. Iron Deficiency Anemia Masking Adenomyoma of Jejunum. Tropical Gastroenterology 2018; 39(3)

Ajam T, Chhaparia A, Oman Z, Mehdirad A. It’s time to focus on decreasing cardiovascular mortality in NAFLD population: potential use of statins and PCSK9 inhibitors. Current trend in cardiology. 2017; 2(2):48-53

Hammami MB, Chhaparia A, Zhou Y, Hachem C, Lai J. An Unknown Tumor: Mixed Adenocarcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Duodenum with Review of Literature. Case Reports in Gastroenterology. July 2017; 11(2): 402-410

Stephanie Cull, M.D. Cull S, Khneizer G, Krishna A, Muzaffr R, Gadani S, Jamkhana Z. Nuclear Imaging to Detect Diaphragmatic Perforation as a Rare Complication of Microwave Ablation. Case Rep Crit Care 2017:2017:6541054 PMID 28392947

Cull S, Westrich DJ Jr, Bhatia R, Lai J, Befeler Multiple Myeloma Presenting as Acute Liver Failure. AS.ACG Case Rep J. 2017 Jul 5;4:e85. doi: 10.14309/crj.2017.85. eCollection .2017.PMID: 28706961

Cull S, Farhat R, Krishna A, Naydenov S. An Uncommon Presentation of Pulmonary Cannonball Metastasis. Chest 152. 2017 Oct.

Ghassan Daher, M.D. Rachwan RJ, Daher GE, Fares J, Rachoin R. Complete Resolution of a Large Bicuspid Aortic Valve Thrombus with Anticoagulation in Primary Antiphospholipid Syndrome. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2017 Sep 20;4:59. doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2017.00059. eCollection 2017. PMID: 28979899

Neil Evans, M.D. Dinarvand, P., & Evans, N.R., & et al.. Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Syndrome: An Update and Review of Extraintestinal Manifestations. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. 2019, Jan; Early Online Release(Early Online Release): Early Online Release. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 31070935. Pub Status: Published.

Neil Evans, George T Grossberg. (2018). The US Geriatric Psychiatry Approach to Delirium. In Ahmet Turan Isik, George Grossberg (Ed.), Delirium in Elderly Patients (pp. 59-76). Saint Louis: Springer.

Rania Farhat, M.D. Miller AC, Charbek E, Farhat R. Septic Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis Complicating Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2018; 197: A3364

Mehta HN, Farhat R, Ravulapati S, Tu Y. Relevance of Rapid Geriatric Assessment for Elderly Patients with malignancy. Journal of Clinical Oncology 35 (31_suppl). 2017 Nov

Cull S, Farhat R, Krishna A, Naydenov S. An Uncommon Presentation of Pulmonary Cannonball Metastasis. Chest 152. 2017 Oct.

Julien Feghaly, M.D. Feghaly J, Zakka P, London B, MacRae CA, Refaat MM. “Genetics of Atrial Fibrillation.” J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Oct 16;7(20) DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.118.009884

Gebran Khneizer, M.D. Khneizer G, Al-Taee A, Mallick MS, Bastani B. Chronic dietary oxalate nephropathy after intensive dietary weight loss regimen. J Nephropathol. 2017 Jul;6(3):126-129. doi: 10.15171/jnp.2017.21. Epub 2017 Feb 5. PMID:28975090

Alasfasr S, Matar D, Montogmery RA, Desai N, Lonze B, Vujjini V, Estrella MM, Manllo Dieck J, Khneizer G, Sever S, Reiser J, Alachkar N. Rituximab and Therapeutic Plasma Exchange in Recurrent Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis Postkidney Transplantation. Transplantation. 2018 Mar, 102(3):e115-e120 PMID 29189487

Jason Lunt, M.D. Sochat, M., Hermelin, D., Chakos, D. et al. When the Diagnosis is Difficult to Digest: Severe Vitamin B12 Deficiency Secondary to Pernicious Anemia Mimicking Life Threatening Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. J Hematopathol (2019) 12:31. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12308-019-00340-4.

Lunt, JM, Al-Taee, A, Rawal, R, Buckhold, FR. Trigeminocardiac Reflex as the Presentation of Maxillary Sinus Adenocarcinoma. Am J Med. 2017, Nov;130(11):e505-e506. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.

Lunt JM, Al-Taee A, Buckhold FR 3rd. Basal Cell Carcinoma in an Elderly Man. AMA Intern Med. 2017 Nov 1;177(11):1672. PMID:28973310

Nikhil Malhotra, M.D. Malhotra N, Schoen M, Kichura, A, Poddar N, Helmy, T. Pericardial Effusion with Tamponade Physiology as an Immune-related Adverse Event Secondary to Nivolumab; Accepted to Journal of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Sciences; May 2018.

Charbek E, Malhotra N, Reddy M, Jamkhana Z. Infective Endocarditis Occurring After Mitral Clip Procedure; Presented at Cardiology Research Foundation Transcatheter Valve Therapy; Chicago, IL; August 2018.

Kahee Mohammed, M.D. Mohammed KA, Hinyard L, Schoen MW, Geneus CJ, Armbrecht ES, Buckhold FR, Burroughs TE.Description of Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalized Patients With Metastatic Cancer: A National Sample.J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2018 eb;16(2):136-143. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2017.7037.PMID: 29439174

Mohammed KA, Ahmed Z, Boakye EA, Chen J, Osazuwa-Peters N, Schoen M, Hinyard LJ, Palka KA. Prevalence and short-term outcomes of venous thromboembolism in hospitalized patients with hematologic malignancies: A nationwide analysis. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2018 June; 36(15s). DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2018.36.15_suppl.e18728

Zachary Oman, M.D. Oman Z, Khalid N, Boppana S, Helmy T, Abo-Salem E. Management options of acute left main coronary thrombus. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2018 May 17. pii: S1553-8389(18)30211-2. doi: 10.1016/j.carrev.2018.05.009. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29866403

Ibrahim H, Oman Z, Schuelke M, Edwards JC. Treatment of Gabapentin Toxicity With Peritoneal Dialysis: Assessment of Gabapentin Clearance. Am J Kidney Dis. 2017 Dec;70(6):878-880. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2017.05.010. Epub 2017 Jul 1. PMID: 28676198

Unligated Large Side Branch of Internal Mammary Artery Causing Refractory Angina, International Cardiovascular Forum Journal, Zachary Oman, D.O./MBA., Lucas Gu, DO., Nauman Khalid, M.D., Rahil Rafeedheen, M.D., Hassan Alkhawam, M.D., Ammar Nasir, M.D.

Symptomatic High Risk Congenital Coronary Anomaly, Journal of Heart and Mind, Zachary Oman, D.O./MBA., James Ampadu, M.D., Nauman Khalid, M.D., Leni Abraham, M.D., Tarek Helmy, M.D., Ammar Nasir, M.D.

Agent Orange Exposure in Veterans with Heart Failure, European Heart Journal, Volume 39, Issue suppl_1, 1 August 2018, ehy565.P1806, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehy565.P1806, T Ajam, M.D., S Devaraj, M.D., Z Oman DO., E Duderija, M.D., M Fudim, M.D., M Kamalesh, M.D.

 Graft Markers for Angiography in Post-Bypass Patients, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions Journal, 4/2018, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/1522726x/2018/91/S2, Zachary Oman, DO/MBA., Rahil Rafeedheen, M.D., Hassan Alkhawam, M.D., Preetham Muskula, M.D., Maryna Popp, MD., Frederick Ochieng, M.D., Tarek Helmy, MD., Michael Lim, M.D., Ammar Nasir, M.D., Michael Forsberg, MD., Elsayed Abo-Salem, M.D.

 “It’s time to focus on decreasing cardiovascular mortality in NAFLD population: potential use of statins and PCSK9 inhibitors,” Current Trends in Cardiology; October 2017 http://www.alliedacademies.org/articles/its-time-to-focus-on-decreasing-cardiovascular-mortality-in-nafldpopulation-potential-use-of-statins-and-pcsk9-inhibitors-8678.html, Tarek Ajam, M.D., Anuj Chhaparia, M.D., Zachary Oman, D.O./MBA., Ali Mehdirad, M.D.

Management Options of Acute Left Main Coronary Thrombus, Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine Journal, 2018 Dec; 19(8S):25-27. doi: 10.1016/j.carrev.2018.05.009. Epub 2018 May 17.Zachary Oman, DO/MBA; Nauman Khalid, M.D.; Subbarao Buppana, M.D.; Elsayed Abo-Salem, M.D.

Recurrent Myocardial Infarctions in Patient with Large Pedunculated Aortic Root Thrombus (Online Journal of American College of Cardiology; http://www.onlinejacc.org/content/71/11_Supplement/A2182, Zachary Oman, D.O./MBA, Nauman Khalid, M.D.; Tarek Ajam, M.D.; Wei Zhang, M.D.; Tarek Helmy, M.D., 3/10/18

Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome Presenting at STEMI, Journal of Investigative Medicine, 4/2018, Zachary Oman, D.O./MBA., Lucas Gu, D.O., Tarek Ajam, M.D., Hassan Alkhawan, M.D., Ammar Nasir, M.D.

ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Leading to Emphysematous Cholecystitis and Septic Shock, Journal of Investigative Medicine; 4/2018, Zachary Oman, D.O./MBA., Krystyna Majkut, M.D., Tarek Ajam, MD., Ammar Nasir, M.D., Elsayed Abo-Salem, M.D.

Acute Myocardial Infarction in Patient with Infective Endocarditis of Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy, Journal of Investigative Medicine, 4/2018, Zachary Oman, D.O./MBA., Lucas Gu, D.O., Max Bourdillon, B.S.

A Case of Clozapine Induced Myocarditis, Journal of Investigative Medicine, 4/2018, Zachary Oman, D.O./MBA., Lucas Gu, D.O., Max Bourdillon, B.S.

Metastatic Sarcomatoid Carcinoma to the Heart, Pancrease, and Upper Extremity, Journal of Investigative Medicine, 4/27/2018, Zachary Oman D.O./MBA., Lucas Gu, D.O., Max Bourdillon, B.S., Tarek Ajam, M.D., Nauman Khalid, M.D.

PEA Arrest in Patient with AL Cardiac Amyloidosis, Journal of Investigative Medicine, 4/2018, Zachary Oman, D.O./MBA., Lucas Gu, D.O., Max Bourdillon, B.S.

Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Secondary to Metastatic Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Journal of Investigative Medicine, 4/2018, Zachary Oman, DO/MBA., Adam Fritz, MD., Lucas Gu, DO., Max Bourdillon, BS., Rishi Menon, MD.

A Case of Drug Induced Pancreatitis, Journal of Investigative Medicine, 4/2018, Zachary Oman, D.O./MBA., Lucas Gu, D.O., Max Bourdillon, B.S.

A Case of Severe Malaria, Journal of Investigative Medicine, 4/2018, Zachary Oman, D.O./MBA., Lucas Gu, D.O., Ariana Mooradian, M.D.

Vincristine Induced Unilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis, Journal of Investigative Medicine, 4/2018, Zachary Oman, D.O./MBA., Julie Friend, BS., Lucas Gu, D.O.

Rare Myxoid Liposarcoma with Brain Metastasis, Journal of Investigative Medicine, 4/2018, Zachary Oman, D.O./MBA., Krista Dollar, M.D., Lucas Gu, D.O.

Maria Srour, M.D. Srour, M., Bastani, B.. Nonuremic calciphylaxis in a post renal transplant patient. Journal of Nephropathology. 2019, Apr; 8(2): 1-4. Pub Status: Published.

George Vasquez Rios, M.D. Neyra J.A., Canepa-Escaro F., Vasquez-Rios G., Yee J., Hung Michael & Yessayan L. Dyschloremias are not associated with Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Septic patients. BMC Nephrol. 2017 Dec 2;18(1):346

Vasquez-Rios G., Lesly Calixto-Aguilar, Wilder Alarcon. Thoracic Empyema as Rare Complication of an Appendicular Mass: A Case Study and Review of the Literature. Case Rep Pediatr. 2018 May 15;2018:9640397.

Vasquez-Rios G., Alkhankan Hani., Sawaya B.P, & Neyra J.A. Extensive brain infarction and acute kidney injury in a young adult with methanol intoxication: a case study. Clin Nephrol. 2018 Aug;90(2):148-154.

Vasquez-Rios G, Pineda-Reyes R, Marin R, Pineda JP & Terashima A. Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection syndrome: a deeper understanding of a neglected disease. J Parasit Dis (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12639-019-01090-x Vasquez-Rios G, Westrich DJ Jr, Philip I, Edwards JC & Shieh S. Distal renal tubular acidosis and severe hypokalemia: a case report and review of the literature. J Med Case Rep. 2019 Apr 26;13(1):103. Vasquez-Rios G, Daher G, Vo TM. Recurrent spontaneous hemorrhage in End Stage Renal Disease. Clin Nephrol. 2019 Apr 16. [Epub ahead of print]

McAdams M, Jordan M, Ortiz-Soriano V, Vasquez-Rios G, Armentrout B, Lima F, Neyra, JA. Acute kidney injury recovery in hemodialysis-dependent hospital survivors discharged to an acute rehabilitation facility. Clin Nephrol. 2019 Apr 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Vasquez-Rios G, Pineda R, Ruiz EF, Angelica Terashima & Fernando Mejia. Strongyloides stercoralis infection after the use of emergent corticosteroids - A case study on hyperinfection syndrome. J Med Case Rep. 2019 Apr 29;13(1):121.

David Westrich, M.D. Cull S, Westrich DJ Jr, Bhatia R, Lai J, Befelera. Multiple Myeloma Presenting as Acute Liver Failure. AS.ACG Case Rep J. 2017 Jul 5;4:e85. doi: 10.14309/crj.2017.85. eCollection .2017.PMID: 28706961

Vasquez-Rios G, Westrich DJ Jr, Philip I, Edwards JC & Shieh S. Distal renal tubular acidosis and severe hypokalemia: a case report and review of the literature. J Med Case Rep. 2019 Apr 26;13(1):103.