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Scholarly Activity

Scholarly Publications

  1. Jayakumar S, Zirker W., Increasing advance directives in a teaching internal medicine practice. 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? Authors: 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. EUS-guided FNA diagnosis of recurrent follicular lymphoma in the transverse colon; Gastrointestinal Endoscopy October 2006; Volume 64, No. 4; Amanda Fehring, DO, Nathan Schmulewitz, MD
  4. Left Ventricular Wall Motion Abnormalities Induced by Squatting: A New Echocardiographic Stress Test for the Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease; P. Anthony N. Chandraratna, MD, FRCP, FACC, Rajiv Maraj, MD, Ghasan Tabel, MD, Arash Vahdat, MD and Lalkrushna Malaviya, MD
  5. 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
  6. Thyroid Storm Caused by Partial Hydatidiform Mole; Niyati Chiniwala, M.D., Ruth Anne Fitzpatrick, M.D.; Submitted for publication
  7. Pituitary Hyperplasia Secondary to Primary Hypothyroidism: A Case Report and Review of the Literature; Author: Ami Sharad Joshi, M.D., Paul D. Woolf, M.D. Source: Pituitary ISSN: 1386-341 X Issue: Volume-1 September 2005
  8. 3 for 1: How to Meet Faculty Scholarly Activity, Residency Scholarly Activity, and PBL Competency Requirements. Authors: Ashish Rana, M.D., David Lainoff, MD; and Andrew Weber, M.D. Academic Internal Medicine Insight, 2008, 6:2

Regional Meetings

ACP SE PA Regional Meeting
  1. Utilization of FRAX in osteoporosis screening: Are we failing our patients? Shaila Smith, DO; Jia Hwei Ng, MD; Aaroop Haridas, MD; Robert Schoepe, DO; Effat Rasul, MD: Aashay Patel, MD; Ritu Khurana, MD. Third place winner.

National Presentations

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, 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, RuthAnne 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, Karen Scoles, MD

Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) April 2006 Philadelphia:

  1. Physician Response to Anemia in the Ambulatory Setting Presented APDIM, Spring session 2006 Authors: Chandra Ali, M.D., Michael Hough, M.D., Armen Sevag, M.D., Monsoor Tiwana, M.D., Andrew Weber, M.D. Advisors: Ashish Rana, M.D., William Zirker, M.D.

Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) October 2006 New Orleans:

  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, Susan Williams, MD, Joseph Cherayil, MD

Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM Workshop Presentation), October 2007, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  1. 3 for 1: How to Meet Faculty Scholarly Activity, Residency Scholarly Activity, and PBL Competency Requirements. Authors: Ashish Rana, M.D., David Lainoff, MD; and Andrew Weber, M.D.

Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) October 2008, Lake Buenos Vista, FL

  1. Control of Blood Glucose in Patients Receiving Parenteral Nutrition on Floors, Niyati Chiniwala, MD, Charles Seltzer, MD, Sukhjinder Kaur, MD, Atul Kalanuria, MD; Carolyn Fernandes, MD, Alyson Dobracki, DO, Fatima Anjum MD

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

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

ACOI Convention - October 9 - 13, 2013, Indian Wells, CA

  1. "Omalizumab Therapy in Severe Adolescent Atopic Dermatitis." Shaila 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; Aaroop Haridas, MD; Asad Khan, MD. Abstract presented.

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

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

Poster Presentations

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, DO, Tapasdip Gajjar, MD, Ken Nizza, DO, Vijay Sharma, MD, Hammad Aziz, MD, Ashok Mandala, MD, Karen Scoles, M.D.
  3. Osteoporoisis Screening; Rakesh Surapaneni, MD, Maria Calderon, MD, Vikas Jogi, MD, Ami Joshi, DO, Chris Bruno, DO, Imran Sethi, MD, RuthAnne Fitzpatrick, MD
  4. GI Prophylaxis Against Stress Ulceration in General Floor Patients - A Retrospective Analysis; Sirish Sanaka, MD, Anuj Prasad, DO, Amanda Fehring, DO, Geoffrey Ouma, DO, Vijaya Chada, MD, Lalkrushna Malaviya, MD, Immanuel Ho, 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, 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, RuthAnne Fitzpatrick, MD
  3. 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., Pierre Frederick, M.D.
  4. 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., David Lainoff, M.D.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Health Science Research Conference, Scranton, PA March 2008

  1. Control of Blood Glucose in Patients Receiving Parenteral Nutrition on Floors, Niyati Chiniwala, MD, Charles Seltzer, MD, Sukhjinder Kaur, MD, Atul Kalanuria, MD; Carolyn Fernandes, MD, Alyson Dobracki, DO, Fatima Anjum MD
  2. The Impact of Beta-Blocker Administration on Hospital Length of Stay in Acute Heart Failure Patient: A Retrospective Analysis; Pankaj Jawa, MD, Neeti Rastogi, MD, Wajid Siddiqui, MD, Amrita Kochhar, MD, Shalini Rawal Verma, MD, Kelli Yacono, DO
  3. Anemia in CKD and Use of Erythropoietin, Bhargav Varadaraju, MD, Sherin Saeed, MD, Lalkrushna Malaviya, MD, Surekha Neeli, MD, Vamshi Kaveti, MD, Soujanya Donthu, MD

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, MD, Anuj Prasad, DO, Amanda Fehring, DO, Geoffrey Ouma, DO, Vijaya Chada, MD, Lalkrushna Malaviya, MD, Christina Clay, MD
  2. Physician Response to Anemia in the Ambulatory Setting, Armen Sevag, DO, Shirley Jayakumar, DO, Chandra Ali, MD, Andrew Weber, MD, Mansoor Tiwana, MD, Michael Hough, MD, William Zirker, MD
  3. Glycemic Control in the InPatient Setting, Vijay Sharma, MD, Tapasdip Gajjar, MD, Ken Nizza, DO, Tina Jacobs, DO, Hammad Aziz, MD, Ashok Mandala, MD, RuthAnne Fitzpatrick, MD
  4. Cervical Cancer Screening in Primary Care Practice, Rakesh Surapaneni, MD, Maria Calderon, MD, Vikas Jogi, MD, Ami Joshi, DO, Chrish Bruno, DO, Imran Sethi, MD, Karen Scoles, MD

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, RuthAnne 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

Southeastern Region Annual Abstract Competition, Thomas Jefferson University, October 2007

  1. Comparison of Venous and Capillary Glucose in the ICU, Nayankumar Patel, MD, Imran Sethi, MD, Nina Maouelainin, DO, Kannya Asokan, MD, Christopher Bruno, DO, Brent Barnes, DO (October 2007) (Thomas Jefferson)
  2. Case Report – Clostridium Difficile Bacteremia and Sepsis: A rare presentation of a growing problem, Niyati Chiniwala, MD and Sofia Sherman-Weber, DO (Thomas Jefferson)
  3. Quality Improvement Projects – Screening for Microalbuminuria and Subsequent use of ACE/ARB in Non-Hypertensive Diabetes, Lalkrushna Malaviya, MD, Niyati Chiniwala, MD, Bhargav Varadaraju, MD, Ashok Mandala, MD, Mansoor Tiwana, MD, Soujanya Donthu, MD (Thomas Jefferson)
  4. Evaluation of the Appropriateness of Admission for Community Acquired Pneumonia Based on PORT Score– Amrita Kochhar, MD, Kelli Yacono, DO, Wajid Siddiqui, MD, Hammad Aziz, MD, Joseph Laskas, DO, Neeti Rastogi, MD (Thomas Jefferson ACP – October 2007)

Southeastern Chapter American College of Physicians (ACP), Washington, DC, May 2008

  1. Screening for Microalbuminuria and Subsequent use of ACE/ARB in Non-Hypertensive Diabetes, Lalkrushna Malaviya, MD, Niyati Chiniwala, MD, Bhargav Varadaraju, MD, Ashok Mandala, MD, Mansoor Tiwana, MD, Soujanya Donthu, MD
  2. Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association Clinical Assembly/Convention May 2008
  3. Control of Blood Glucose in Patients Receiving Parenteral Nutrition on Floors, Niyati Chiniwala, MD, Charles Seltzer, MD, Sukhjinder Kaur, MD, Atul Kalanuria, MD; Carolyn Fernandes, MD, Alyson Dobracki, DO, Fatima Anjum MD

Johns Hopkins GIM Housestaff Research Award Honorable Mention:

  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, Susan Williams, MD, Joseph Cherayil, MD

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.
  4. Endo 2006, Boston, June 2006, 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, RuthAnne Fitzpatrick, MD; and Identifying Undiagnosed Diabetics among Hospitalized Patients; Lalkrushna Malaviya, M.D., Ruth Anne Fitzpatrick, M.D.
  5. Philadelphia Endocrine Society, May 2007, Comparison of Capillary and Venous Glucose Measurement in an ICU Setting, Oral presentation, Imran Sethi, M.D.
  6. Endo 2007, Toronto, Canada, June 2007, Thyroid Storm Caused by Partial Hydatidiform Mole; Christopher Bruno, D.O.; Ruth Anne Fitzpatrick, M.D. and Comparison of Capillary and Venous Glucose Measurement in an ICU Setting; Nina Maouelanin, D.O., Ruth Anne Fitzpatrick, M.D.
  7. Digestive Disease Week, 2007, 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
  8. 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
  9. Endo 2008, San Francisco, CA, June 2008, Control of Blood Glucose in Patients Receiving Parenteral Nutrition on Floors, Niyati Chiniwala, MD, Charles Seltzer, MD, Sukhjinder Kaur, MD, Atul Kalanuria, MD; Carolyn Fernandes, MD, Alyson Dobracki, DO, Fatima Anjum MD
  10. Follow-Up of Hyperglycemia in Hospitalized Patients, Niyati Chiniwala, MD

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