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Scholarly Publications

  1. Increasing advance directives in a teaching internal medicine practice. Shirley Jayakumar, D.O., William Zirker, M.D. The Gerontologist 2004; 44: 548-549
  2. Level of Adherence to National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP); Adult Treatment Panel III Guidelines: Are we doing it right? Sujeeth R. Punnam, M.D., Mayar Jundi, M.D.; Mohammad Abolhassani, M.D., Daljit Badhesa, M.D.; Meenal Padgaonkar, M.D.; Ashish Rana, M.D. Preventive Cardiology, Winter 2005
  3. Pituitary Hyperplasia Secondary to Primary Hypothyroidism, A Case Report and Review of the Literature; Ami Sharad Joshi, D.O., Paul D. Woolf, M.D. Pituitary September 2005; Volume 1 
  4. EUS-guided FNA diagnosis of recurrent follicular lymphoma in the transverse colon; Amanda Fehring, D.O., Nathan Schmulewitz, M.D. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy October 2006; Volume 64, No. 4
  5. Left Ventricular Wall Motion Abnormalities Induced by Squatting: A New Echocardiographic Stress Test for the Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease; P. Anthony N. Chandraratna, M.D., FRCP, FACC, Rajiv Maraj, M.D., Ghasan Tabel, M.D., Arash Vahdat, M.D. and Lalkrushna Malaviya, M.D.
  6. Comparision of Capillary and Venous Glucose Measurement in an ICU Setting; Imaran Sethi M.D., RuthAnne Fitzpatrick M.D., Paul Woolf, M.D.; Submitted for publication to Chest
  7. Thyroid Storm Caused by Partial Hydatidiform Mole; Niyati Chiniwala, M.D., Ruth Anne Fitzpatrick, M.D.; Paul Woolf, M.D.: THYROID April 2008; Volume 18, No. 4: 479-481 
  8. 3 for 1: How to Meet Faculty Scholarly Activity, Residency Scholarly Activity, and PBL Competency Requirements. Andrew Weber (Faculty), Ashish Rana, M.D., David Lainoff, MD; and Andrew Weber, M.D. Academic Internal Medicine Insight, 2008, 6:2.
  9. Colistin is Associated with Increased Nephrotoxicity in Burn Patients. N. Rastogi, M.D., Faculty: S. Arora, M.D.; JOURNAL OF AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY, JASN 2008.
  10. Autologous Transplantation in De Novo Non-Promyelocytic Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Patients in First Complete Remission (CRI) with Peripheral Blood Stem Cell (PBSC) Collection Following Consolidation with High-Dose Cytarabine and Etoposide: A Single Institution Experience; V. Kaveti, M.D., et al. from other institution; Journal of American Society of Hematology, Dec 2008
  11. Pseudomembranes of Colostomy; Pankaj Jawa, M.D., Frederick Conlin, M.D., Mayo Clinic Proceedings March 2009; Volume 84, No.3: 214.
  12. Journal of Gastroenterology Oncology “Cholangiocarcinoma: Treatment with Sorafinib Extended Life Expectancy to Greater than Four Years” (JGO-13-80) Hareesha Chakunta, MD; Ravi Sunderkrishnan, MD; Reza Mostofi, MD; Mark Kaplan, MD

Poster Presentations 2005

Health Science Research Conference, Scranton, Pa April 2005

  1. Nosocomia Pneumonia in the ICU; Armen Sevag, D.O., Chandra Ali, M.D., Shirley Jayakumar, D.O., Shefali Vora, M.D., Andrew Weber, M.D., Mansoor Tiwana, M.D.; Michael Hough, M.D., Pierre Frederique, M.D.
  2. Breast Cancer Screening in the Ambulatory Care Setting; Tina Jacobs, D.O., Tapasdip Gajjar, M.D., Ken Nizza, D.O., Vijay Sharma, M.D., Hammad Aziz, M.D., Ashok Mandala, M.D., Karen Scoles, M.D.
  3. Osteoporoisis Screening; Rakesh Surapaneni, M.D., Maria Calderon, M.D., Vikas Jogi, M.D., Ami Joshi, D.O., Chris Bruno, D.O., Imran Sethi, M.D., Ruth Ann Fitzpatrick, M.D.
  4. GI Prophylaxis Against Stress Ulceration in General Floor Patients - A Retrospective Analysis; Sirish Sanaka, M.D., Anuj Prasad, D.O., Amanda Fehring, D.O., Geoffrey Ouma, D.O., Vijaya Chada, M.D., Lalkrushna Malaviya, M.D., Immanuel Ho, M.D.

Southeastern Region Annual Abstract Competition, Lankenau Hospital, October 2005, Regional

  1. Deep Vein Thrombosis Prophylaxis - Appropriate Use in Hospital Patients (A Retrospective Analysis), Sirish Sanaka, M.D., Anuj Prasad, D.O., Amanda Fehring, D.O., Geoffrey Ouma, D.O., Vijaya Chada, M.D., Lalkrushna Malaviya, M.D., Christina Clay, M.D.
  2. Physician Response to Anemia in the Ambulatory Setting, Armen Sevag, D.O., Shirley Jayakumar, D.O., Chandra Ali, M.D., Andrew Weber, M.D., Mansoor Tiwana, M.D., Michael Hough, M.D., William Zirker, M.D.
  3. Glycemic Control in the InPatient Setting, Vijay Sharma, M.D., Tapasdip Gajjar, M.D., Ken Nizza, D.O., Tina Jacobs, D.O., Hammad Aziz, M.D., Ashok Mandala, M.D., Ruth Ann Fitzpatrick, M.D.
  4. Cervical Cancer Screening in Primary Care Practice, Rakesh Surapaneni, M.D., Maria Calderon, M.D., Vikas Jogi, M.D., Ami Joshi, D.O., Chrish Bruno, D.O., Imran Sethi, M.D., Karen Scoles, M.D.

National Subspecialty Conference Presentations

  1. American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Annual Conference, 2004, Orlando, FL, "Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Arising in Chronic Radiation Pacncreatitis", Sirish Sanaka, M.D. (PGY 3).
  2. Gerontology Society of America Conference, Washington, D.C., November 2004, "Increasing Advance Directives in a Teaching Internal Medicine Practice"; poster presentation, Shirley Jayakumar, D.O.
  3. American College of Gastroenterology 69th annual meeting, Orlando Florida, October 2004, "Intrasphinteric Botulinum Toxin Improves Dysphagia In Suspected Pseudoachalasia", Amanda Fehring, D.O.

Poster Presentations 2006

Southeastern Region Annual Abstract Competition, Abington Hospital, October 2006, Regional

  1. Pneumoncocal Vaccination at CMA; Ashok Mandala MD, Vijay Sharma MD, Ken Nizza DO, Tina Jacobs DO, Lalkrushna Malaviya MD, Neeti Rastogi MD, David Lainoff MD
  2. Glycemic Control in the Critical Care Setting, Chris Bruno DO, Kannya Asokan MD, Monica Calderon MD, Nina Maouelainin DO, Imran Sethi MD, Rakesh Surapaneni MD, Ruth Ann Fitzpatrick, MD
  3. Housestaff Emergency Room Expediency and Efficiency of Upstairs Admissions (HER-EE-UP) Study, Andrew Weber MD, Armen Sevag DO, Michael Hough MD, Satish Potluri MD, Mansoor Tiwana MD, Fatima Anjum MD, Atul Kalanuria MD, Susan Williams, MD, Joseph Cherayil, M.D.
  4. MRSA Colonization in Physicians; Andrew Weber MD, Atul Kalanuria MD, Mansoor Tiwana MD, Armen Sevag DO, Michael Hough MD, Satish Potluri MD, Fatima Anjum MD, Stven Nelson, MD

Johns Hopkins GIM Housestaff Research Award Honorable Mention:

  • Housestaff Emergency Room Expediency and Efficiency of Upstairs Admissions (HER-EE-UP) Study, Andrew Weber MD, Armen Sevag DO, Michael Hough MD, Satish Potluri MD, Mansoor Tiwana MD, Fatima Anjum MD, Atul Kalanuria MD, Susan Williams, MD, Joseph Cherayil, MD

APDIM Annual Session National

  1. April 2006 Philadelphia: Physician Response to Anemia in the Ambulatory Setting. Chandra Ali, MD,Michael Hough, MD, Armen Sevag, DO., Mansoor Tiwana, MD, Andrew Weber,MD, (Advisors) Ashish Rana,MD, William Zirker,MD
  2. October 2006 New Orleans: Housestaff Emergency Room Expediency and Efficiency of Upstairs Admissions (HER-EE-UP) Study, Andrew Weber MD, Armen Sevag DO, Michael Hough MD, Satish Potluri MD, Mansoor Tiwana MD, Fatima Anjum MD, Atul Kalanuria MD, (Faculty) Susan Williams, MD, Joseph Cherayil, MD

SGIM meeting Hershey, PA - March 2006, Regional

  1. Housestaff Emergency Room Expediency and Efficiency of Upstairs Admissions (HER-EE-UP) Study, Andrew Weber MD, Armen Sevag DO, Michael Hough MD, Satish Potluri MD, Mansoor Tiwana MD, Fatima Anjum MD, Atul Kalanuria MD, (Faculty) Susan Williams, MD, Joseph Cherayil, MD
  2. Glycemic Control in the Critical Care Setting, Chris Bruno DO, Kannya Asokan MD, Monica Calderon MD, Nina Maouelainin DO, Imran Sethi MD, Rakesh Surapaneni MD, Ruth Ann Fitzpatrick, MD
  3. Breast Cancer Screening in the Ambulatory Care Setting. Tina Jacobs, DO, Tapasdip Gajjar, MD, Ken Nizza, DO, Vijay Sharma, MD, Hammad Aziz, MD, Ashok Mandala, MD, (Faculty) Karen Scoles, MD

Health Science Research Conference, Scranton, PA April 2006

  1. Housestaff Emergency Room Expediency and Efficiency of Upstairs Admissions (HER-EE-UP) Study, Andrew Weber MD, Armen Sevag DO, Michael Hough MD, Satish Potluri MD, Mansoor Tiwana MD, Fatima Anjum MD, Atul Kalanuria MD, (Faculty) Susan Williams, MD, Joseph Cherayil, MD
  2. Glycemic Control in the Critical Care Setting, Chris Bruno DO, Kannya Asokan MD, Monica Calderon MD, Nina Maouelainin DO, Imran Sethi MD, Rakesh Surapaneni MD, Ruth Ann Fitzpatrick, MD

ENDO 2006 Boston, June 2006

  1. Glycemic Control in the Critical Care Setting, Chris Bruno D.O., Kannya Asokan M.D., Monica Calderon M.D, Nina Maouelainin D.O., Imran Sethi M.D., Rakesh Surapaneni M.D., Ruth Ann Fitzpatrick, M.D.
  2. Identifying Undiagnosed Diabetics Among Hospitalized Patients; Lalkrushna Malaviya, M.D., (Faculty) Ruth Ann Fitzpatrick, M.D.

Health Science Research Conference, Scranton, PA April 2006 (Regional)

  1. Comparison of Venous and Capillary Glucose in the ICU Setting. Imran Sethi, M.D., Nina Maouelanin, D.O., Kannya Asokan, Chris Bruno, D.O., Brent Barnes, D.O., Nayankumar Patel, M.D., (Faculty) Pierre Frederique, M.D.
  2. Screening for Microalbuminuria and Subsequent Use of ACE/ARB in non-hypertensive diabetics. Mansoor Tiwana, M.D., Lalkrushna Malaviya, M.D., Ashok Mandala, M.D., Bhargav Varadaraju, M.D., Niyati Chiniwala, M.D., Soujanya Donthu, M.D., (Faculty) David Lainoff, M.D.
  3. Evaluation of Appropriateness of Admissions with CAP Based on PORT Score: A Retrospective Analysis. Amrita Kochhar, M.D., Kelli Yacono, D.O., Wajiid Siddiqui, M.D., Hammad Aziz, M.D., Joseph Laskas, D.O., Neeti Rastogi, M.D.
  4. HEERE-UP More Study. Atul Kalanuria, M.D., Andrew Weber, M.D., Fatima Anjum, M.D., Satish Potluri, M.D., Charles Seltzer, M.D., Sukhjinder Kaur, M.D.

Poster Presentations 2007

Digestive Disease Week, 2007

  1. Patient Demographics, Disease Activity, and Extent of Surgery are not Predictive of the Development of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in Patients with Crohn’s Disease who have Undergone Ileocecal Resection, A. Rhim; J. E. Stern; M. Campbell; M. Pascua; V. Nair; L. Malaviya; T. Henry; G. R. Lichtenstein
  2. Mesalamine Use is Protective Against Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth in patients with Crohn’s Disease who have Undergone Ileocecal Resection, A. Rhim; J. E. Stern; M. Campbell; M. Pascua; L. Malaviya; V. Nair; T. Henry; G. R. Lichtenstein

ENDO 2007, Toronto, Canada June 2007

  1. Thyroid Storm Caused by Partial Hydatidiform Mole; Christopher Bruno, D.O.; (Faculty) Ruth Ann Fitzpatrick, M.D.
  2. Comparison of Capillary and Venous Glucose Measurement in an ICU Setting; Nina Maouelanin, D.O., (Faculty) Ruth Ann Fitzpatrick, M.D.

Philadelphia Endocrine Society, May 2007

  1. Comparison of Capillary and Venous Glucose Measurement in an ICU Setting. Oral presentation, Imran Sethi, M.D.

Southeast Chapter Pa ACP Abstract and Poster Competition, October 13, 2007, TJUH

  1. Screening for Mircroalbuminuria and Subsequent use of ACEI/ARB in non-Hypertensive Diabetics; Lalkrushna Malaviya, M.D., Niyati Chiniwala, M.D., Soujanya Donthu, M.D., Bhargarv Varadaraju, M.D., Ashok Mandala, M.D., Mansoor Tiwana, M.D. FIRST PLACE FOR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT CATEGORY.
  2. Comparison of Venous and Capillary Glucose in the ICU Setting; Imran Sethi, M.D., Nina Maouelanin, D.O., Kannya Asokan, Chris Bruno, D.O., Brent Barnes, D.O., Nayankumar Patel, M.D., (Faculty) Pierre Frederique, M.D. THIRD PLACE FOR RESEARCH CATEGORY.
  3. HEERE-UP More Study; Atul Kalanuria, M.D., Andrew Weber, M.D., Fatima Anjum, M.D., Satish Potluri, M.D., Charles Seltzer, M.D., Sukhjinder Kaur, M.D.; SECOND PLACE FOR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS CATEGORY
  4. Evaluation of Appropriateness of Admissions with CAP Based on PORT Score: A Retrospective Analysis; Amrita Kochhar, M.D., Kelli Yacono, D.O., Wajiid Siddiqui, M.D., Hammad Aziz, M.D., Joseph Laskas, D.O., Neeti Rastogi, M.D. (Faculty) Hussein Kilidar, M.D., THIRD PLACE FOR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS CATEGORY
  5. CLASS (Colonoscopy Screening And Surveillance in CMA practice);L.Malaviya,M.Tiwana,A.Mandala,B.Varadaraju,S.Donthu, N.Chiniwala, (Faculty) David Lainoff, M.D.; abstract accepted for poster presentation.
  6. Clostridium Difficile Bacteremia:  A Rare Presentation of a Growing Problem; Niyati Chiniwala, M.D., (Faculty) Paul Woolf, M.D.  FIRST PLACE IN CASE REPORT Category

American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI), Annual Meeting Boston, October 11th, 2007

  1. Comparison of Venous and Capillary Glucose in the ICU Setting. Imran Sethi, M.D., Nina Maouelanin, D.O., Kannya Asokan, Chris Bruno, D.O., Brent Barnes, D.O., Nayankumar Patel, M.D., (Faculty) Pierre Frederique, M.D.

Discovery 2007 - Drexel University College of Medicine, October 3, 2007

  1. CLASS (Colonoscopy Screening And Surveillance in CMA practice); L.Malaviya,M.Tiwana,A.Mandala, B.Varadaraju, S.Donthu, N.Chiniwala, (Faculty) David Lainoff, M.D.

Poster Presentations 2008

2008 Annual POMA Clinical Assembly/Convention, May 1, 2008

  1. Outcomes and Use of Invasive Interventions in Geriatric ACE vs. Non-ACE Floor Admissions; A. Dobracki, DO, C.Laicer, DO, N. Patel, MD, N. Chiniwala, MD, A. Shawkat, MD, S. Baksh, MD; Faculty: William Zirker, MD. Poster Presentation.
  2. Effective treatment of Low HDL Cholesterol; B. Varadaraju, MD, S. Donthu, MD, L. Malaviya, MD, S. Neeli, MD, V. Kaveti, MD, S. Saeed, MD.

American College of Physicians Annual Spring meeting, April 2008

  1. Screening for Microalbuminuria and Subsequent use of ACEI/ARB in non-Hypertensive Diabetics; Lalkrushna Malaviya, M.D., Niyata Chiniwala, M.D., Soujanya Donthu, M.D., Bhargarv Varadaraju, M.D., Ashok Mandala, M.D., Mansoor Tiwana, M.D. (selected after winnign first place at the SE ACP competition on Oct. 13th, 2007 at TJUH.)

ACP Pennsylvania Chapter, 2008 Southeast Regional Meeting

  1. Effective Treatment of Low HDL Cholesterol; B. Varadaraju, MD, S. Donthu, MD, L. Malaviya, MD, S. Neeli, MD, V. Kaveti, MD, S. Saeed, MD; Faculty: D. Lainoff, MD; Poster Presentation WINNER #3 QIP
  2. Comparison of Endoscopic Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Evaluation of Idiopathic Acute Pancreatitis; S. Donthu, MD; Faculty: Immanuel Ho, MD; Poster Presentation
  3. Poor Bowel Preparation in Colonoscopy is a Costly Problem: Prospective Randomized Study of Urban Inpatient Population; S. Donthu, MD, Faculty: Immanuel Ho, MD; Poster Presentation
  4. Use of Erythropoetic Stimulating Agents in CKD Patients with Anemia; B. Varadaraju, MD, S. Saeed, MD, L. Malaviya, MD, S. Neeli, MD, V. Kaveti, MD, S. Donthu, MD; Faculty: S. Arora, MD; Poster Presentation
  5. Blood Glucose Control in Patients Receiving Parental Nutrition; N. Chiniwala, MD, S. Kaur, MD, C. Seltzer, MD, A. Kalanuria, MD, C. Fernandes, MD, A. Dobracki, DO, F. Anjum, MD; Faculty: Ruth Ann Fitzpatrick, MD; Poster Presentation
  6. Head Computered Tomography: Are We Overutilizing It?; N. Rastogi, MD, P. Jawa, MD, W. Siddiqui, MD, A. Kochhar, MD, S. Rawal, MD, K. Yacono, DO; Faculty: Bruce Nisbet, MD, Poster Presentation. WINNER #2 QIP
  7. The Impact of Beta-Blocker Administration on Hospital Length of Stay in Acute Heart Failure Patient; N. Rastogi, MD, K. Yacono, DO, W. Siddiqui, MD, A. Kochhar, MD, P. Jawa, S. Rawal, MD; Faculty: J. Godfrey, MD, Poster Presentation
  8. Are We Ordering Too Many Echocardiograms?; N. Patel, MD, B. Barnes, DO, K. Asokan, MD, N. Maouelanin, MD, C. Lacier, DO; Faculty: R. Mesmer, Poster Presentation
  9. Hepatic Adenomatosis in an African-American, American Journal of Gastroenterology, September 2008, volume 103 number s1, Abstract number 610; Nayan Patel, MD; Faculty: Immanuel Ho, MD

Hepatic Adenomatosis in an African-American, American Journal of Gastroenterology September 2008, volume 103 number s1, Abstract number 610; Nayan Patel, MD; Faculty: Immanuel Ho, MD

The Endocrine Society's 90th Annual Meeting, June 2008

  1. Blood Glucose Control in Patients Receiving Parenteral Nutrition; N. Chiniwala, MD, S. Saur, MD, A. Kalanuria, MD, C. Fernandes, MD, A. Dobracki, DO, F. Anjum, MD; Faculty: Ruth Ann Fitzpatrick, MD, Poster Presentation

Health Science Research March 2008 Scranton, PA

  1. The Impact of Beta-Blocker Administration on Hospital Length of Stay in Acute Heart Failure Patient: A Retrospective Analysis; P. Jawa, MD, N. Rastogi, MD, W. Siddiqui, MD, A. Kochhar, MD, S. Rawal, MD, K. Yacono, DO; Faculty: J. Godfrey, DO, Poster Presentation
  2. Blood Glucose Control in Patients Receiving Parenteral Nutrition; N. Chiniwala, MD, S. Kaur, MD, A. Kalanuria, MD, C. Fernandes, MD, A. Dobracki, DO, F. Anjum, MD; Faculty: Ruth Ann Fitzpatrick, MD, Poster Presentation

Poster Presentations 2009

Academic Internal Medicine Week, APDIM 2009

  1. Outcomes and Use of Unnecessary Interventions in ACE versus Non-ACE Unit Geriatric Admissions; A. Dobracki, DO, C. Lacier, DO; Faculty: William Zirker, MD, Poster Presentation

ACP Pennsylvania Chapter, 2009 Southeast Regional Meeting

  1. Arterial thrombosis in PNH; Keshav Parthasarthy, MD; Faculty: Sat Arora, MD; Poster Presentation Case Report
  2. Outcomes in the Management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in a Community Teaching Hospital; S. Neeli, MD, B. Barnes, DO, S. Saeed, MD, B. Varadaraju, MD, S. Srivastav, MD, A. Ali, MD; Faculty: Lubna Zuberi, MD, Poster Presentation QIP
  3. Aortic Root Pseudo-Aneurysm Causing Coronary Artery Compression and Myocardial Ischemia; S. Baksh, MD; Faculty: John Godfrey, DO, Poster Presentation
  4. Physician efficiency at downgrading stable patients; V. Kaveti, MD, N. Patel, MD, S. Kaur, MD, C. Seltzer, MD, D. Kalisetti, MD, K. Parthasarthy, MD; Faculty: R. Mesmer, MD, Poster Presentation
  5. Osteoporosis Screening and Management in an Out-patient Setting; C. Fernandes, MD, B. Barnes, DO, S. Saeed, MD, B. Varadaraju, S. Srivastav, MD, A. Ali, MD; Faculty: D. Capalongo, DO; Poster Presentation

Poster Presentations 2010

Small-Cell Carcinoma With an Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Mutation in a Never-Smoker with Gefitinib-Responsive Adenocarcinoma of the Lung; Atul Kapoor, MD(part author); September 2010, Clinical Lung Cancer, Vol. 11, No. 5, E1-E4, 2012; Case Report

Yolk Sac Tumor of the Ear; published in Journal of Clinical Oncology, April 2012, Vamshi Kaveti, MD

American College of Physicians Southeast Pennsylvania Poster Competition, Saturday, October 9, 2010

  1. House staff efficiency in ordering VTE prophylaxis; H. Patel, MD, K. Parthasarthy, D. Kalisetti, MD, V. Kaveti, MD, N. Patel, A. Reddy; Faculty: Alan Zweban, MD; WINNER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT CATEGORY SECOND PLACE WINNERS
  2. Assessment of Appropriateness of PRBC transfusion; L. Lonappan, MD, P. Jawa, Shalini Verma, Y. Sharma, S. Flynn; Faculty: Mike Soojian, MD; WINNER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT CATEGORY THIRD PLACE WINNERS
  3. Parvovirus B19 Infection-Associated Collapsing Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis; Y. Sharma, MD; Faculty: Alan Barman, DO; WINNER CASE VIGNETTE SECOND PLACE WINNER
  4. Prophylactic Use of Anitbiotics in Cirrhotic Patients with Upper GI Bleed-Is It Being Implemented?; S. Baksh, A. Shawkat, A. Dobracki, C. Laicer, A. Lodhi, C. Glaser; Faculty: Brian Copeland, DO, Poster Presentation
  5. A case of partial empty sella syndrome with panhypopituitarism; S. Srivastav; Faculty: Lubna Zuberi, MD, Poster Presentation
  6. Management of Uncontrolled Hypertension in the Outpatient Setting; S. Baksh, A. Shawkat, A. Dobracki, C. Lacier, N. Patel, N. Chiniwala; Faculty: Dr. Capalongo; Poster Presentation
  7. Pulmonary Hypertension in a Patient with Autoimmune Hepatitis; A. Reddy; Poster Presentation
  8. Resident education improves follow up of newly diagnosed hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients; S. Srivastav, L. Lonappan; Faculty: Ruth Ann Fitzpatrick, MD; Poster Presentation

Resident Research Day, Crozer-Chester Medical Center, May 2010

  1. Parvovirus B19 Infection-Associated Collapsing Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis; Y. Sharma, MD; Faculty: Alan Barman, DO, Glenn Landinsky, MD; Case Report, WINNER FIRST PLACE

ENDO 2010: The 92nd Annual Meeting and Expo, June 19-22 in San Diego, California

  1. Resident Education Improves Follow Up of Newly Diagnosed Hyperglycemia in Hospitalized Patients; S. Srivastav, MD, L. Lonappan, MD; Faculty: Ruth Ann Ftizpatrick, MD; Presidential Poster Presentation Competition given to the abstract with the highest score

ACP national meeting, Toronto, April 2010

  1. Prolonged Suppression of the HPA Axis follwoing epidural steroid injections; S. Srivastav, MD; Faculty: Lubna Zuberi, MD, Poster Presentation

Poster Presentations 2011

Resident Research Day, Crozer-Chester Medical Center, May 2011

  1. CKD in Primary Care Setting: Evaluation of the implementation of KDOQI clinical practice guidelines; Yuvraj Sharma, MD; Faculty: Nathan Okechukwu, MD. QIP first place winner.

American College of Osteopathic Internist ACOI, October 2011, San Antonio, Texas

  1. Sean Flynn, DO; Finalist in the Annual Abstrat Poster/Case Presentation Contest: Utlization of Sepsis Protocol and Propriety of Antibiotics; S. Flynn, Y. Sharma, L. Lonappan, S. Bansal, S. Thomas, K. Bekal

ENDO 2011: The 93rd Annual Meeting & Expo, June 4-7 in Boston, Massachusetts

  1. Sustainability of Resident Education in Follow-up of Newly Diagnosed Hyperglycemia; Linet Lonappan, MD, Soni Srivastav, MD, Ruth Ann Fitzpatrick, MD (faculty)

ATS 2011*Denver, The International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, May 13-18 in Denver, Colorado

  1. Case Report - Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension in a Patient with Sickle Cell Trait; Ahmed Shawkat, MD; Faculty: Hussein Killidar, MD

American College of Physicians National Meeting, Spring 2011, San Diego, CA

  1. Management of Uncontrolled Hypertension in the Outpatient Setting; S. Baksh, MD, A, Shawkat, MD, N. Chiniwala, MD, N. Patel, MD, C. Laicer, DO, A. Dobracki, DO; Poster Finalist Presentation, Associate Research Competition 
  2. Spontaneous Benign Pneumoperitoneum in Patient with Scleroderma; Clinical Vignette Competition Poster Finalist; A. Saleem, E. Rasul, MD
  3. House staff efficiency in ordering VTE prophylaxis Phase 1: among the ten research abstracts selected as winners in the 2011 National Associates Competition and podium presentation; Harsh Patel, MD (presented); group members include: K. Parthasarthy, D. Kalisetti, MD, V. Kaveti, MD, N. Patel, A. Reddy
  4. House staff efficiency in ordering VTE prophylaxis-Phase 2: among ten research abstracts selected as winners in the 2011 National Associates Competition and podium presentation; Keshav Parthasarthy, MD (presented); group members include: H. Patel, D. Kalisetti, MD, V. Kaveti, MD, N. Patel, A. Reddy

National Kidney Foundation (NKF) 2011 Spring Clinical Meetings

  1. Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAS) Order Set Usgae: Improvement in Utilization & Cost Savings Across Crozer Keystone Health System. Comparing Pre and Post Implementation Era; Poster Presentation; A. Lodhi (personal project with Dr. Okechuku as faculty)

ACP Southeastern PA Regional Competition October 2011

  1. CT Angiogram Used or Abused; A. Reddy, MD, D. Kalisetti, MD, K. Parthasarthy, MD, A. Patel, MD, E. Rasul, MD, H. Chakunta, MD; Faculty: Wei Bin, MD, poster presentation
  2. Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation Patients in a Community Hospital; A. Reddy, MD, D. Kalisetti, MD, K. Parthasarthy, MD, A. Patel, MD, E. Rasul, MD, H. Chakunta, MD; Faculty: David Kleinman, MD, poster presentation
  3. Use of Antiplatelet and Antihyperlipidemics in CAD and PVD: A cross-sectional and contrast study; C. Glaser, DO, S. Baksh, MD, A. Shawkat, MD, A. Kapoor, MD, M. Jermone, DO; Faculty: S. COnrad, MD, poster presentation
  4. CKD: Under utilization of Phosphate Binders, Monitoring iPTH and Malnutrition; A. Lodhi, MD, C. Glaser, DO, S. Baksh, MD, A. Shawkat, MD, A. Kapoor, MD, M. Jerome, DO; Faculty: Kevin Sperling, MD, poster presentation
  5. Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease in Patients with Sleep Apnea; A. Lodhi, MD; Faculty: Nathan Okechuku, MD, poster presentation
  6. Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents(ESAS) order set Usgae: Improvement in Utlization & Cost Savings Across Crozer Keystone Health System. Comparing Pre and Post Implementation Era; A. Lodhi, MD; Faculty: Nathan Okechuku, MD, poster presentation
  7. CKD in Primary Care Setting: Evaluation of the implementation of KDOQI clinical practice guidelines; Y. Sharma, MD, S. Flynn, DO, L. Lonappan, MD, S. Bansal, MD, S. Thomas, DO, K. Bekal, DO; Faculty: Nathan Okechuku, MD, poster presentation
  8. Spontaneous Benign Pneumoperitoneum in Patient With Scleroderma; A. Saleem, MD; Faculty: Mike Farber, MD, poster presentation
  9. Hypokalemic Paralysis: A rare presentation of undiagnosed hyperthyroidism in a young Hispanic male; S. Sharma, MD; Faculty: Kevin Sperling, MD, poster presentation

Poster Presentations 2012

SGIM annual meeting - Orlando,FL - May 10,2012, National

  1. Assessing the accuracy and completeness of resident signouts for improving patient handoffs. S. Baksh, M.D., K. Chapman, M.D., N. Law, D.O., S. Thomas, D.O., A. Lodhi, M.D., (Faculty) Nadia Ali, M.D.

National Kidney Foundation - Washington, D.C., May 9-12, 2012

  1. CKD Management in primary care setting: Evaluation of KDOQI clinical practice guidelines. Y. Sharma, M.D., S. Flynn, D.O., L. Lonappan, M.D., S. Banssal, M.D., S. Thomas, D.O., K. Bekal, D.O., (Faculty) C. Nathan Okechukwu, M.D.

American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, October 21, 2012

  1. Massive Gastrointestinal Bleeding from a Traumatic Gastric Injury. Muhammad Tahseen, MD; Anza Saleem, MD; Arun Kanmantha Reddy, MD; Monica Zeitz, MD 

ACP PA Chapter, SE Regional Meeting, November 10, 2012

  1. Is CURB 65 Score Being Overlooked as an Appropriate Screening Modality for Triaging of Patients with CAP? Atul Kapoor, MD; Michael Jerome, DO; Prasanna Tadi, MD; Muhammad Tahseen, MD; Ahad Lodhi, MD; Christian Glaser, DO; Gustavo Vasquez, MD

ACP PA Chapter, SE Regional Meeting, November 10, 2012

  1. Mild Therapeutic Hypothermia (MTH) Outcomes After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in a Community Hospital. Vijay Bodukam, MD; Sean Flynn, DO; Yuvraj Sharma, MD; Nancy Law, DO; Hammad Nazeer, MD; Gary Wendell, MD

Poster Presentations 2013

American Society of Hypertension Annual Scientific Meeting, San Francisco, CA May 15-18, 2013

  1. “Management of Uncontrolled Hypertension in the Outpatient Setting”Salma Baksh, MD; Ahmed Shawkat, MD; Alyson Dobracki, DO; Cleopatra Laicer, DO; Ahad Lodhi, MD; Christian Glaser, DO

ACP – Internal Medicine 2013, San Francisco, CA April 12, 2013

  1. Latex Allergy Presenting as Nephrotic Syndrome. Effat Rasul, MD; Anza Saleem, MD; Ahad Lodhi, MD
  2. Massive Gastrointestinal Bleeding from a Traumatic Gastric Injury. Anza Saleem, MD; Muhammad Tahseen, MD; Arun Kanmantha Reddy, MD

ACP - April 11, 2013

  1. Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents (ESAS) Order Set Usage: Improvement in Utilization & Cost Savings Across Crozer Keystone Health System. Comparing Pre and Post Implementation Era. Ahad Lodhi, MD; C. Nathan Okechukwu, MD, Richard Pacitti, PharmD; David Showalter, PharmD

5th Annual Health Literacy Research Conference - October 2013, Washington, DC

  1. Does medical training equip residents with skills needed to communicate with low health literacy? Jia Hwei NG, MD; Nadia Ali, MD; Nadia Ali, MD; Mitha S; Rashid, B.

ACAAI 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting - November 7-11, 2013, Baltimore, MD

  1. "Omalizumab Therapy in Severe Adolescent Atopic Dermatitis." Shalia Smith, DO; Anthony Rooklin, MD

World Congress on Sleep Medicine - October 2013, Spain

  1. "OSA Outpatient Screening Study." Effat Rasul, MD; Aashay Patel, MD; Arun Kanmantha Reddy, MD; Harsh Patel, MD; Shaila Smith, DO; Aarop Haridas, MD; Asad Khan, MD. Abstract Presented.

ACP SE PA Regional Meeting - October 2013

  1. Utilization of FRAX in osteoporosis screening: Are we failing our patients? Shailia Smith, DO; Jia Hwei Ng, MD; Aaroop Haridas, MD; Robert Schoepe, DO; Effat Rasul, MD; Ashley Patel, MD; Ritu Khurana, MD. Third place winner.
 

Poster Presentations 2014

APDIM - Spring 2014, Nashville, TN

  1. “Medical grand rounds: A step forward”, Kshitij Thakur, MD; Nadia Ali, M.D.

American Thoracic Society – 2014, San Diego, CA

  1. Time Bomb in Trachea - Mediastinal fistula development in patient with NSCL, Kshitij Thakur, MD,; Anna Thomas, MD; Gary Wendell, MD; Asad U. Khan, MD
American Society of Nephrology, 2014 Kidney Week - November 11-16, 2014, Philadelphia, PA
  1. "Chronic Kidney Disease among primary care physicians in a residency program". Jia Hwei NG, MD; Robert Schoepe, DO; Aaroop Haridas, MD; Shaila Smith, DO; Rashmika Potdar, MD; Sonia Zaveri, DO; C. Nathan Okechukwu, MD. Abstract accepted. 

American Society of Nephrology, 2014 Kidney Week - November 11-16, 2014, Philadelphia, PA

  1. "Confidence Level, Knowledge and Practices of Primary Care Physicians in Chronic Kidney Disease Management." Jia Hwei Ng, MD; Robert Schoepe, DO; Aaroop Haridas, MD; Shaila Smith, DO; Rashmika Potdar, MD; Sonia Zaveri, DO; C. Nathan Okechukwu, MD. Abstract accepted.

Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology's 2014 ASCO/ASTRO Highlights & ASH Preview - September 19-20, Lafayette Hill, PA

  1. "Upper gastrointestinal bleeding as a manifestation of metastasis from Laryngeal Cancer," Abstract presentation. Amandeep Singh, MD; Hammad Nazeer, MD; Kshitij Thakur, MD; Nayere Zarei, MD: Monica Zeitz, MD

Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology's 2014 ASCO/ASTRO Highlights & ASH Preview - September 19-20, Lafayette Hill, PA

  1. "Superwarfarin poisoning: a case report and analysis of safety measures in patient management." Abstract presentation. Kshitij Thakur, MD; Ravi Sunderkrishan, MD; Dhawan N, MD; Vijay Bodukam, MD

Book Chapter

Book Chapter - 1

  1. Use of ACE-inhibitors and angiotensin-2 receptor blockers in the management of the cardiorenal syndrome. Muhammad Tahseen, MD; C. Nathan Okechukwu, MD. ACE inhibitors: Medical use, Mechanisms of action, potential adverse effect and related topics. Vol. 2, Ch. 15 (2013).

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