Intl Scholar Track: Our Residents

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Entering 2021  //  1st Year Residents

Jessica Atieh

Ronaldo Correa Fabiano Filho

Mohanad Salim Sadeq Hamandi

Filippos Koutroumpakis

Cindy Traboulsi

Maria Tsikala Vafea

Jabra Zarka

Entering 2020  //  2nd Year Residents

Hassan Adam Alhassan

Primary Research Area of Interest: Cardiology/Atrial Fibrillation

Primary Clinical Area of Interest: Cardiology

Brittany Bromfield

Primary Research Area of Interest: Health disparities

Primary Clinical Area of Interest: Medical education, Gastroenterology & hepatology

Raisa Cintra Lomanto Santos

Primary Research Area of Interest: 

Primary Clinical Area of Interest: 

Leonidas Diamantopoulos

Research area: Genitourinary/Gastrointestinal Malignancies

Mentor: Leonard Appleman

Publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=wKZCmLsAAAAJ&hl=en

Valentina Jaramillo-Restrepo

Primary Research Area of Interest: Clinical Cardiology – Interventional Cardiology, Cardio-Oncology

Primary Clinical Area of Interest: Cardiology 

Susrutha Puthanmadhom Narayanan

Primary Research Area of Interest: Precision medicine, Bioinformatics

Primary Clinical Area of Interest: Endocrinology/Oncology

Publications +
  1. Improving the utility of high-resolution manometry for the diagnosis of defecatory disorders in women with chronic constipation.
  2. Sharma M, Muthyala A, Feuerhak K, Puthanmadhom Narayanan S, Bailey KR, Bharucha AE.Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2020 Jul 1:e13910. doi: 10.1111/nmo.13910. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32613711 
  3. Epigenetic Alterations Are Associated With Gastric Emptying Disturbances in Diabetes Mellitus. Puthanmadhom Narayanan S, Lee JH, Bhagwate A, Kuwelker S, Yan H, Ordog T, Bharucha AE.Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2020 Mar;11(3):e00136. doi: 10.14309/ctg.0000000000000136.PMID: 32352713  
  4. Comparison of changes in rectal area and volume during MR evacuation proctography in healthy and constipated adults. Puthanmadhom Narayanan S, Sharma M, Fletcher JG, Karwoski RA, Holmes DR 3rd, Bharucha AE.Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2019 Jul;31(7):e13608. doi: 10.1111/nmo.13608. Epub 2019 Apr 26.PMID: 31025437  
  5. A Practical Guide to Biofeedback Therapy for Pelvic Floor Disorders. Narayanan SP, Bharucha AE.Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2019 Apr 23;21(5):21. doi: 10.1007/s11894-019-0688-3.PMID: 31016468  
  6. Pitavastatin attenuates cisplatin-induced renal injury by targeting MAPK and apoptotic pathways.Kaushik S, Tomar A, Puthanmadhom Narayanan S, Nag TC, Arya DS, Bhatia J.J Pharm Pharmacol. 2019 Jul;71(7):1072-1081. doi: 10.1111/jphp.13090. Epub 2019 Apr 7.PMID: 30957246 
  7. Role of MAPK/NF-κB pathway in cardioprotective effect of Morin in isoproterenol induced myocardial injury in rats.Verma VK, Malik S, Narayanan SP, Mutneja E, Sahu AK, Bhatia J, Arya DS.Mol Biol Rep. 2019 Feb;46(1):1139-1148. doi: 10.1007/s11033-018-04575-9. Epub 2019 Jan 21.PMID: 30666500 
  8. Fisetin attenuates isoproterenol-induced cardiac ischemic injury in vivo by suppressing RAGE/NF-κB mediated oxidative stress, apoptosis and inflammation.Garg S, Malhotra RK, Khan SI, Sarkar S, Susrutha PN, Singh V, Goyal S, Nag TC, Ray R, Bhatia J, Arya DS.Phytomedicine. 2019 Mar 15;56:147-155. doi: 10.1016/j.phymed.2018.09.187. Epub 2018 Sep 19.PMID: 30668335
  9. Synchronous Triple Malignancies in an Indian Albino: A Case Report. Darlington D, Puthanmadhom Narayanan S, Anitha FS.Cureus. 2018 Aug 23;10(8):e3190. doi: 10.7759/cureus.3190.PMID: 30364818 

Effimia Maria Zacharia

Primary Research Area of Interest: Cardiology, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury

Primary Clinical Area of Interest: Cardiology, Imaging

Entering 2019  //  3rd Year Residents

Zaid Alkaissy

Primary Research Area of Interest: IBD

Primary Clinical Area of Interest: Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Mentor: David Binion

Afsaneh Amouzegar

Primary Research Area of Interest: Solid tumors, Cancer Immunotherapeutics, Checkpoint inhibitors

Primary Clinical Area of Interest: Hematology/Oncology

Research Project Title:

  1. Assessment of differential response to immunotherapy among subtypes of metastatic melanoma (Mentor: Dr. Jason Luke)

2. Establish the incidence, prevalence, and risk factors for iron deficiency in Von Willebrand disease (Mentor: Dr. Margaret Ragni)

Publications +
  1. Amouzegar A., Walker GM. Recurrent venous and arterial thromboembolic events as first manifestations of pancreatic malignancy. Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, Birmingham, Alabama, May 06 – 09, 2020.
  2. Amouzegar A., Dey B.R., Spitzer T.R. (2019). Peripheral Blood or Bone Marrow Stem Cells? Practical Considerations in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Transfus Med Rev, 33(1):43-50.
  3. Coco G., Foulsham W., Nakao T., Yin J., Amouzegar A., Taketani Y., Chauhan S.K., Dana R. (2020) Regulatory T cells promote corneal endothelial cell survival following transplantation via Interleukin-10. American Journal of Transplantation. 20(2):389-398
  4. Yu M., Lee SM., Lee H., Amouzegar A., Nakao T., Chen Y., Dana R. (2020) Neurokinin-1 Receptor Antagonism Ameliorates Dry Eye Disease by Inhibiting Antigen Presenting Cell Maturation and Th17 cell Activation. American Journal of Pathology. 190(1):125-133.
  5. Tahvildari M., Inomata T., Amouzegar A., Dana R. (2018) Regulatory T cell modulation of cytokine and cellular networks in graft rejection. Curr Ophthalmol Rep. 6: 266. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40135-018-0191-2
  6. Shao C., Chen Y., Nakao T., Amouzegar A., Yin J., Tahvildari M., Chauhan S.K., Dana R. (2018) Local delivery of regulatory T cells promotes corneal allograft survival. Transplantation, 103(1):182-190.
  7. Li M., Mittal S.K., Foulsham W., Amouzegar A., Sahu S.K., Chauhan S.K. (2018). Mast cells contribute to the induction of ocular mucosal alloimmunity. American Journal of Transplantation. doi: 10.1111/ajt.15084.
  8. Satitpitakul V., Sun Z., Suri K., Amouzegar A., Katikireddy K.R., Jurkunas U.V., Kheirkhah A., Dana R (2018). Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide Promotes Corneal Allograft Survival. American Journal of Pathology, 188(9):2016-2024
  9. Mittal S., Mashaghi A., Amouzegar A., Li M., Foulsham W., Sahu S., Chauhan S (2018). Mesenchymal stromal cells inhibit neutrophil effector functions in a murine model of ocular inflammation. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 59:1191-1198
  10. Tahvildari M., Amouzegar A., Foulsham W., Dana R (2018). Therapeutic approaches for induction of tolerance and immune quiescence in corneal allotransplantation. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 75(9):1509-15205
  11. Foulsham W., Marmalidou A., Amouzegar A., Coco G., Chen Y., Dana R (2017). The function of regulatory T cells at the ocular surface: Review. Ocular Surface, 15(4):652-659
  12. Omoto M., Suri K., Amouzegar A., Reddy K.K., Sahu S.K., Mittal S., Chauhan S.K. (2017). Hepatocyte Growth Factor Suppresses Inflammation and Promotes Epithelium Repair in Corneal Injury. Molecular Therapy, 25(8):1881-1888
  13. Amouzegar A., Chauhan S.K. (2017). Effector and Regulatory T Cell Trafficking in Corneal Allograft Rejection. Mediators of Inflammation, 2017:8670280. doi: 10.1155/2017/8670280.
  14. Amouzegar A., Mittal S.K., Sahu A., Sahu S.K., Chauhan S.K. (2017). Mesenchymal stem cells modulate differentiation of myeloid progenitor cells during inflammation. Stem Cells, 35(6):1532-1541
  15. Mittal S.K., Omoto M., Amouzegar A., Sahu A., Rezazadeh A., Katikireddy K.R., Shah D.I., Sahu S.K. and Chauhan S.K. (2016). Restoration of Corneal Transparency by Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Stem Cell Reports, 7(4), 583-590
  16. Amouzegar A., Chauhan S.K., & Dana R. (2016). Alloimmunity and tolerance in corneal transplantation. The Journal of Immunology, 196(10), 3983-3991

Maria Farooq

Primary Research area of Interest: Noninvasive biomarkers to improve diagnosis and treatment-monitoring in early-stage and late-stage cancers

Primary Clinical Area of Research: Hematology/Oncology

Francesca Galbiati

Primary Research Area of Interest: Endocrinology

Primary Clinical Area of Interest: Neuroendocrinology, infertility, obesity and metabolism

Mentor: Pouneh K. Fazeli, MD

Matched to: Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Endocrinology Fellowship

Publications +
  1. Understanding Shared Decision Making Experience among Vulnerable Population: Focus Group with Food Bank Customers. Lee, Young Ji; Brazile, Tiffany; Galbiati, Francesca; Bryce, Cindy; Jain, Sandeep; Kraschnewski, Jennifer; McTigue, Kathleen. Accepted, August 2020.
  2. Post-polio syndrome: an uneradicated diagnosis. Galbiati F, Romeo J. Journal of Hospital Medicine, Supplement, May 2020.
  3. Medical comorbidities and endocrine dysfunction in low‐weight females with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder compared to anorexia nervosa and healthy controls. Anna Aulinas MD, PhD Dean A. Marengi BS  Francesca Galbiati MD  Elisa Asanza NP  Meghan Slattery NP  Christopher J. Mancuso BS  Olivia Wons BS  Nadia Micali MD  Elana Bern MD, Kamryn T. Eddy PhD  Jennifer J. Thomas PhD  Madhusmita Misra MD  Elizabeth A. Lawson MD, MMSc International Journal of Eating Disorders. March 2020 https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.23261
  4. Oxytocin Levels Are Associated with Psychopathology in Restricting but Not Binge-Purge Subtype of Anorexia Nervosa. Francesca Galbiati, MD, Ana Aulinas, MD, PhD, Kamryn Eddy, PhD, Karen Miller, MD, Anne Klibanski, MD, Franziska Plessow, PhD, Elizabeth Lawson, MD, MMSc. Journal of the Endocrine Society, Volume 3, Issue Supplement 1, April-May 2019, SAT-441, https://doi.org/10.1210/js.2019-SAT-441

Chantal Lemoine

Primary Research Area of Interest: Sleep medicine

Primary Clinical Area of Interest: Sleep medicine, allergy and immunology

Research Project Title: Relationship between short term and long term CPAP adherence in OSA

Xi Yang

Primary Research Area of Interest: 1) immunoregulation in AML patients 2)  VEGFR expression in melanoma patients

Primary Clinical Area of Interest: acute leukemia 

Mentor: Dr. Yana Najjar, Dr. Jingzhou Hou, Dr. Binfeng Lu

Publications +
  1. Yang, X., Xia, R., Yue, C., Zhai, W., Du, W., Yang, Q., Cao, H., Chen, X., Obando, D., Zhu, Y. and Chen, X., 2018. ATF4 Regulates CD4+ T Cell Immune Responses through Metabolic Reprogramming. Cell reports, 23(6), pp.1754-1766. 
  2. Wang, X., Zhao, X., Feng, C., Weinstein, A., Xia, R., Wen, W., Lv, Q., Zuo, S., Tang, P., Yang, X. and Chen, X., 2015. IL-36γ transforms the tumor microenvironment and promotes type 1 lymphocyte-mediated antitumor immune responses. Cancer cell, 28(3), pp.296-306.
  3. Zhao,X., Chen, X., Shen, X., Tang, P., Chen, C., Zhu, Q., Li, M., Xia, R., Yang, X., Feng, C., Zhu, X., Zhu, Y., Sun, Z., Zhang, X., Lu, B., “IL-36β promotes CD8+ T cell activation and antitumor immune responses by activating mTORC1.” Frontiers in immunology 10 (2019): 1803.

Farid Arman

Primary Research area of Interest: Nephrology: Genetic Kidney Diseases, clinical outcomes in living kidney donors

Primary Clinical Area of Research: Nephrology

Entering 2018

Olufunso Agbalajobi

Primary Research Area of Interest: Quality Improvement, Healthcare Disparities

Primary Clinical Area of Interest: Hepatology

Research Project Title: Exploring the intersection between hepatic décompensation and opioid use

Mentor: Dr. Shari Rogal

Matched to: Management Consulting

Anna Apostolopoulou

Primary Research Area of Interest: Transplant Infectious Diseases

Primary Clinical Area of Interest: Infectious Diseases

Research Project Title: Pulmonary Aspergillosis Complicating Non-Influenza Respiratory Virus Infections Among Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

Mentor: Dr. Dr. Minh-Hong Nguyen, MD

Matched to: Massachusetts General Hospital, Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Publications +
    1. Apostolopoulou A, Esquer Garrigos Z, Vijay P & Farmakiotis D. Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in patients with SARS-CoV2 infection: a systematic review of the literature. Microorganisms. 2020, Aug; Pub Status: Provisionally Accepted.
    2. Apostolopoulou A, Clancy CJ, Viehman JA & Nguyen MH. (October, 2020). Pulmonary Aspergillosis Complicating Non-Influenza Respiratory Virus Infections Among Solid Organ Transplant Recipients Poster presented at: IDWeek 2020; Philadelphia, PA, USA.
    3. Viehman JA, Garner W, Apostolopoulou A, Harris G, Lucas A, Jagadeesan V et al. (October, 2020). Effectiveness of a Treatment Team on Adherence to Health System Guidelines for Hydroxychloroquine Use During Two Phases of the COVID-19 Epidemic Poster presented at: IDWeek; Philadelphia, PA, USA.
    4. Andreatos N, Flokas ME, Apostolopoulou A, Alevizakos M & Mylonakis E. The Dose-Dependent Efficacy of Cefepime in the Empiric Management of Febrile Neutropenia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2017, May; 4(3): 1-10. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 28761897.
    5. Pappa E, Vergados N, Spiridakis E, Chountas G, Apostolopoulou A & Sourmelis, S. A Retrospective Comparative Study of Different Methods of Blood Management in Total Knee Replacement. The journal of knee surgery. 2019, Oct; 32(10): 995-1000. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 30423590.
    6. Apostolopoulou A & Leon-Jhong A. Abstracts from the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine: What lies beneath catatonia. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2019, May; 34(99): 9.
    7. Cunha BA, Apostolopoulou A & Gian J. Fever of unknown origin (FUO) due to miliary BCG: The diagnostic importance of morning temperature spikes and highly elevated ferritin levels. Heart & Lung. 2017, May; 46(3): 205-207. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 28258759.
    8. Cunha BA, Apostolopoulou A, Sivarajah T & Klein NC. Facial Puffiness in a Returning Traveler From Puerto Rico: Chikungunya, Dengue Fever, or Zika Virus?. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2016, Nov; 63(9): 1264-1265. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 27567120.
    9. Kerezoudis P, Lontos K, Apostolopoulou A et. al. Lupus in medical education: student awareness of basic, clinical, and interdisciplinary aspects of complex diseases.. Journal of Contemporary Medical Education. 2016, Oct; 4(3): 97-106.
    10. Arjun L. – American Society of Hematology (ASH) Hematology Opportunities for Next Generation Research Scientists (HONORS) Award 2020.https://www.hematology.org/awards/award-recipients/ash-honors-award

    Sara Faghihi Kashani

    Primary Research Area of Interest: Rheumatology (idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, anti-synthetase syndrome)

    Primary Clinical Area of Interest: Establishing a diagnostic criteria for anti-synthetase syndrome

    Research Project Title:
    Classification Criteria for Anti-synthetase Syndrome (CLASS). This project is support by a grant from American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR).

    Matched to: Stanford University, Rheumatology Fellowship

    Publications +

    Aryan Z, Ghajar A, Faghihi-Kashani S, Afarideh M, Nakhjavani M, Esteghamati A. Baseline high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) predicts macrovascular and microvascular complications of type 2 diabetes; a population-based study. Annals of Nutriotion and Metabolism. 2018. Accepted: In press

    Schiffenbauer A, Faghihi-Kashani S, O’Hanlon TP, Flegel WA, Adams SD, Targoff IN, Oddis CV, Ytterberg SR, Aggarwal R, Christopher-Stine L, Shamim EA, Dellaripa PF, Danoff SK, Mammen A, Miller FW. The impact of cigarette smoking on the clinical and serological phenotypes of polymyositis and dermatomyositis. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2018. Accepted: In press

    Ahmadi M, Agah E, Nafissi S, Jaafari MR, Harirchian MH, Sarraf P, Faghihi-Kashani S, Hosseini SJ, Ghoreishi A, Aghamollaii V, Hosseini M, Tafakhori A. Safety and Efficacy of Nanocurcumin as Add-On Therapy to Riluzole in Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial. Neurotherapeutics: the journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics. 2018. Epub 2018/01/21.

    Behfar M, Faghihi-Kashani S, Hosseini AS, Ghavamzadeh A, Hamidieh AA. Long-Term Safety of Short- Term Administration of Filgrastim (rhG-CSF) and Leukophresis Procedure in Healthy Children: Application of Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Collection in Pediatric Donors. Biology of blood and marrow transplantation: journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 2017. Epub 2017/12/29

    Schiffenbauer A, Garg M, Castro C, Pokrovnichka A, Joe G, Shrader J, Cabalar IV, Faghihi-Kashani S, Harris-Love MO, Plotz PH, Miller FW, Gourley M. A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Infliximab in Refractory Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2017.

    Kalantar SS, Abbasi M, Faghihi-Kashani S, Majedi H, Ahmadi M, Agah E, Tafakhori A. Paracetamol 325 mg/tramadol 37.5 mg effect on pain during needle electromyography: a double-blind crossover clinical trial. Acta neurologica Belgica. 2016;116(4):599-604.

    Faghihi-Kashani S, Bonnet F, Hafezi-Nejad N, Heidari B, Aghajani Nargesi A, Sheikhbahaei S, Ebadi M, Esteghamati A. Fasting hyperinsulinaemia and 2-h glycaemia predict coronary heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes & metabolism. 2016;42(1):55-61.

    Esteghamati A, Fotouhi A, Faghihi-Kashani S, Hafezi-Nejad N, Heidari B, Sheikhbahaei S, Zandieh A, Nakhjavani M. Non-linear contribution of serum vitamin D to symptomatic diabetic neuropathy: A case- control study. Diabetes research and clinical practice. 2016;111:44-50. Epub 2015/11/10.

    Hamidieh AA, Behfar M, Pourpak Z, Faghihi-Kashani S, Fazlollahi MR, Hosseini AS, Movahedi M, Mozafari M, Moin M, Ghavamzadeh A. Long-term outcomes of fludarabine, melphalan and antithymocyte globulin as reduced-intensity conditioning regimen for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in children with primary immunodeficiency disorders: a prospective single center study. Bone marrow transplantation. 2016;51(2):219-26.

    Dehghan MH, Mirmiranpour H, Faghihi-Kashani S, Kabir K, Larry M, Zayerzadeh E, Salehi S. Inhibitory effect of curcumin on angiogenesis in a streptozotocin-induced diabetic rat model: An aortic ring assay. Journal of traditional and complementary medicine. 2016;6(4):437-41.

    Tafakhori A, Aghamollaii V, Faghihi-Kashani S, Sarraf P, Habibi L. Epileptic syndromes: From clinic to genetic. Iranian journal of neurology. 2015;14(1):1-7.

    Alamdari A, Mozafari R, Tafakhori A, Faghihi-Kashani S, Hafezi-Nejad N, Sheikhbahaei S, Naderi N, Ebadi M, Esteghamati A. An inverse association between serum vitamin D levels with the presence and severity of impaired nerve conduction velocity and large fiber peripheral neuropathy in diabetic subjects. Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology. 2015;36(7):1121-6.

    Esteghamati A, Hafezi-Nejad N, Sheikhbahaei S, Heidari B, Ebadi M, Faghihi-Kashani S, Nakhjavani M. Authors’ reply. Journal of cardiology. 2015;65(5):440. Epub 2015/01/03. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2014.12.002. PubMed PMID: 25553867.

    Arhami Dolatabadi A, Amini A, Hatamabadi H, Mohammadi P, Faghihi-Kashani S, Derakhshanfar H, Tabatabaee SM, Moghimi M, Kabir A. Comparison of the accuracy and reproducibility of focused abdominal sonography for trauma performed by emergency medicine and radiology residents. Ultrasound in medicine & biology. 2014;40(7):1476-82.

    Mohamed Hassan

    Primary Research Area of Interest: Frailty in Cirrhosis and Liver Transplant

    Primary Clinical Area of Interest: Transplant Hepatology

    Mentor: Andres Duarte-Rojo, MD, MS, DSc

    Research Project Title: Cross-Validation of Performance-Based Frailty against Daily Step Count from Personal Activity Trackers

    Matched to: Ascension Sacred Heart Bay, Hospitalist

    Publications +
      1. PROGNOSTIC FACTORS AND BENEFITS OF ADJUVANT THERAPY AFTER PANCREATODUODENECTOMY FOR AMPULLARY ADENOCARCINOMA: MAYO CLINIC EXPERIENCE. JIN Z, HARTGERS ML, SANHUEZA CT, SHUBERT CR, ALBERTS SR, TRUTY MJ, MUPPA P, NAGORNEY DM, SMYRK TC, HASSAN M, MAHIPAL A. EUR J SURG ONCOL. 2018 MAY;44(5):677-683. DOI: 10.1016/J.EJSO.2018.02.008. EPUB 2018 FEB 16. PUBMED PMID: 29506768.
      2. INFLAMMATORY AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES BIOMARKERS IN CHRONIC HEPATITIS C VIRUS INFECTION: A REVIEW. BABIKER A, HASSAN M, MUHAMMED S, TAYLOR G, POONIA B, SHAH A, BAGCHI S. CLIN CARDIOL. 2020 MAR;43(3):222-234. DOI:10.1002/CLC.23299. EPUB 2019 NOV 30. REVIEW. PUBMED PMID: 31785111; PUBMED CENTRAL PMCID: PMC7068107.
      3. A NOVEL CLINICALLY BASED STAGING SYSTEM FOR GALLBLADDER CANCER. YADAV S, TELLA SH, KOMMALAPATI A, MARA K, PRASAI K, MADY MH, HASSAN M, SMOOT RL, CLEARY SP, TRUTY MJ, ROBERTS LR, MAHIPAL A. J NATL COMPR CANC NETW. 2020 FEB;18(2):151-159.DOI: 10.6004/JNCCN.2019.7357. PUBMED PMID: 32023527.
      4. EFFECT OF STATINS ON THE RISK OF EXTRAHEPATIC CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA. LAVU S, THERNEAU TM, HARMSEN WS, MARA KC, WONGJARUPONG N, HASSAN M, ALI HA, ANTWI S, GIAMA NH, MIYABE K, ROBERTS LR. HEPATOLOGY. 2020 MAR 2. DOI: 10.1002/HEP.31146. [EPUB AHEAD OF PRINT] PUBMED PMID: 32119126.
      5. Abdallah MA, Wongjarupong N, Hassan MA, et al. The efficacy, safety, and predictors of outcomes of transarterial radioembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma: a retrospective study. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020;14(7):619-629. doi:10.1080/17474124.2020.1777856
      6. Babiker A, Evans DR, Griffith MP, et al. Clinical and genomic epidemiology of carbapenem-non-susceptible Citrobacter spp. at a tertiary healthcare center over two decades [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 17]. J Clin Microbiol. 2020;JCM.00275-20. doi:10.1128/JCM.00275-20

      Saloni Kapoor

      Primary Research Area of Interest: Outcomes in Coronary Artery Disease

      Primary Clinical Area of Interest: Interventional Cardiology

      Research Project Title: Contemporary Outcomes after Revascularization in Multivessel Coronary Disease Stratified by Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Risk.

      Mentor: Dr Suresh Mulukutla

      Publications +

        PubMed Indexed 

        1. Kapoor S, Liasis A, Nischal KK. Choroidal Deposits in a Patient With Mucopolysaccharidoses Type 1. JAMA ophthalmology. 2020 Aug 1;138(8):e194435- 
        2. Kapoor S, Mulukutla S. PCI or CABG for Left Main Coronary Artery Disease. New England Journal of Medicine. 2020;383(3):291-292. doi:10.1056/NEJMc2000645 
        3. Saha S, Kapoor S, Tariq R, Schuetz AN, Tosh PK, Pardi DS, Khanna S. Response to ‘Comments on the published systematic review and meta-analysis on the increasing antibiotic resistance in Clostridioides difficile’ by Kouhsari et al. Anaerobe. 2020 Feb;61:102148. 
        4. Pujari A, Selvan H, Behera AK, Gagrani M, Kapoor S, Dada T. The Probable Mechanism of Traumatic Angle Recession and Cyclodialysis. Journal of Glaucoma. 2020 Jan 1;29(1):67-70. 
        5. Saha S, Kapoor S, Tariq R, Schuetz AN, Tosh PK, Pardi DS, Khanna S. Increasing antibiotic resistance in Clostridioides difficile: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Anaerobe. 2019 Aug 1;58:35-46. 
        6. Pujari A, Chawla R, Agarwal D, Gagrani M, Kapoor S, Kumar A. Pathomechanism of traumatic indirect choroidal rupture. Medical hypotheses. 2019 Mar 1;124:64-6. 
        7. Pujari A, Sharma P, Phuljhele S, Kapoor S, Chawla R, Saxena R, Sharma N. Intraoperative optical coherence tomography-guided scleral suture passage while performing surgery on extraocular muscles. Indian journal of ophthalmology. 2018 Nov 1;66(11):1654-5. 
        8. Singh P, Kapoor S, Sen S, Bajaj MS. Cataract surgery in a case of Rosai-Dorfman disease with proptosis. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. 2018 Nov 1;44(11):1398-9. 
        9. Blandford AD, Yordi S, Kapoor S, Yeaney G, Cotta CV, Valent J, Perry JD, Singh AD. Ocular adnexal amyloidosis: a mass spectrometric analysis. American journal of ophthalmology. 2018 Sep 1;193:28-32. 
        10. Kamal K, Dahiya N, Singh R, Saini S, Taxak S, Kapoor S. Comparative study of anatomical landmark-guided versus ultrasound-guided suprascapular nerve block in chronic shoulder pain. Saudi journal of anaesthesia. 2018 Jan;12(1):22. 
        11. Tariq R, Cho J, Kapoor S, Orenstein R, Singh S, Pardi DS, Khanna S. Low risk of primary Clostridium difficile infection with tetracyclines: a systematic review and metaanalysis. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2018 Feb 1;66(4):514-22. 
        12. Kamal K, Asthana U, Bansal T, Dureja J, Ahlawat G, Kapoor S. Evaluation of efficacy of dexmedetomidine versus propofol for sedation in children undergoing magnetic resonance imaging. Saudi journal of anaesthesia. 2017 Apr;11(2):163. 
        13. Bhalla D, Lotfalinezhad E, Timalsina U, Kapoor S, Kumar KS, Abdelrahman A, Giagante B, Tripathi M, Srivastava K, Irmansyah I. A comprehensive review of epilepsy in the Arab world. Seizure. 2016 Jan 1;34:54-9. 
        14. Garg A, Kapoor S, Goel M, Chopra S, Chopra M, Kapoor A, D McCann U, Behera C. Functional magnetic resonance imaging in abstinent MDMA users: a review. Current drug abuse reviews. 2015 Apr 1;8(1):15-25. 
        15. Dhingra A, Kapoor S, Alqahtani SA. Recent advances in the treatment of hepatitis C. Discovery medicine. 2014 Oct 11;18(99):203-8. 

        Accepted Manuscripts 

        1. Kapoor S, Eldib A, Hiasat J, Scanga H, Tomasello J, Alabek M, Ament K, Arner D, Benson A, Berret K, et al. Developing a Pediatric Ophthalmology Telemedicine Program in the COVID-19 Crisis. Original Article accepted in Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
        2. Samarendra P, Kapoor S. Diagnosing Lyme Carditis Presenting with Complete Heart Block. Case Report accepted for publication in Journal of Medical Cases. 

        Arjun Lakshman

        Primary Research Area of Interest: Hematological Malignancies; Multiple myeloma; Stem cell transplant

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Hematology and Oncology

        Research Project Title:
        1. Genomic landscape of secondary ALL in patients with multiple myeloma.
        2. Outcomes of low risk Acute promyelocytic leukemia treated with arsenic-ATRA at a tertiary care centre in Western PA.

        Matched to: Mayo Clinic, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

        Publications +

        Original articles

        Lakshman A, Manikath N, Rahim A, Anilakumari VP. Prevalence and risk factors of hypertension among male occupational bus drivers in North Kerala, South India: a cross-sectional Study. ISRN Preventive Medicine. 2014; 318532. (PMID: 24971195)

        Lakshman A, Modi M, Prakash G, Malhotra P, Khadwal A, Jain S, et al. Predictive value of HbA1c and BMI for pre-treatment neuropathy in patients with multiple myeloma. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2016; 16(2):89-95. (PMID: 26689624)

        Maturu VN, Lakshman A, Bal A, Dhir V, Sharma A, Agarwal R. Antisynthetase syndrome: an under-recognized cause of interstitial lung disease. Lung India 2016; 33:20-6. (PMID: 26933302)

        Lakshman A , Moustafa MA , Rajkumar SV , Dispenzieri A , Gertz MA , Buadi FK , et al . Natural history of t(11;14) multiple myeloma. Leukemia. 2017; 32(1):131-138. (PMID: 28655925)

        Lakshman A, Modi M, Prakash G, Malhotra P, Khadwal A, Jain S, et al. Evaluation of bortezomib induced neuropathy using Total Neuropathy Score (reduced and clinical versions) and NCI CTCAE v4.0 in newly diagnosed patients with multiple myeloma receiving bortezomib-based induction. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2017; 17(8):513-519.e1. (PMID: 28842138)

        Lakshman A, Abeykoon JP, Kumar SK, Rajkumar SV, Kourelis T, Buadi F, et al. Efficacy of daratumumab-based combination therapies in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.  Am J Hematol. 2017; 92(11):1146-1155. (PMID: 28799231)

        Sharma A, Lakshman A, Nampoothiri RV, Verma R, Rathi M, Naidu GSRSNK, et al. Pulmonary and ear, nose and throat (ENT) involvement in ANCA-associated vasculitis at diagnosis- 7 year experience from a tertiary care center in North-west India. J Assoc Physicians India. 2017; 65(10):40-47.

        Lakshman A, Preet Paul Singh, Rajkumar SV, Dispenzieri A, Gertz MA, Lacy MQ, Buadi F, et al. Efficacy of VDT PACE-like regimens in relapsed refractory multiple myeloma. Am J Hematol. 2018;  93(2):179-186. (PMID: 29067723)

        Lakshman A, Paul S, Rajkumar SV, Dispenzieri A, Gertz MA, Lacy MQ, et al. Prognostic significance of interphase fluorescent in situ hybridization in patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance. Leukemia. 2018; 32(8):1811-1815. (PMID: 29568092)

        Lakshman A, Rajkumar SV, Dispenzieri A, Gertz MA, Lacy MQ, Buadi F, et al. Risk stratification of smoldering multiple myeloma incorporating the revised IMWG classification. Blood Cancer J. 2018; 8(6):59. (PMID: 29895887)

        Dhakal B, Thompson R, Lakshman A, Hamadani M, Chhabra S, et al. Pharmacokinetics of high-dose propylene glycol-free melphalan in multiple myeloma patients undergoing autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2018; 24(8):1610-1614. (PMID: 29751116).

        Lakshman A, Balasubramaniam P, Nampoothiri RV, Vijayavergiya V, Bhalla A, et al. Myocardial involvement as estimated by elevated cardiac biomarkers by point-of-care testing and myocardial dysfunction by 2-dimensional echocardiography in patients admitted with dengue fever: report from a tertiary care center in Northwest India. Trop Doct. 2018; 1:49475518785315. (PMID: 29991327)

        Aljama MA, Sidiqi MH, Lakshman A, Dispenzieri A, Jevremovic D, Gertz MA et al. Plasma cell proliferative index is an independent predictor of progression in smoldering multiple myeloma. Blood Adv. 2018; 2(22):3149-3154. (PMID: 30463914)

        Lakshman A , Painuly U ,  Kapoor P, Rajkumar SV , Dispenzieri A , Gertz MA et al. Natural history of multiple myeloma with de novo del(17p). Blood Cancer J. 2019; 9(3):32. (PMID: 30846679)

        Gandhi UH, Cornell RF, Lakshman A, Gahvari ZJ, MCGehee E, Jagosky MH et al. Outcomes of patients with multiple myeloma refractory to CD38-targeted monoclonal antibody therapy. Leukemia. 2019; 33(9):2266-2275. (PMID: 30858549)

        Lakshman A , Painuly U , Kapoor P,  Rajkumar SV , Dispenzieri A , Gertz MA et al. Impact of acquired del(17p) in multiple myeloma. Blood Adv. 2019; 3(13):1930-1938. (PMID: 31248884)

         

        Case reports/ clinical images/ letters to editor

        Lakshman A, Nampoothiri RV, Law AD, Malhotra P, Varma S. Hypereosinophilia in a Young Patient: Occam’s Razor or Hickam’s Dictum? Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus. 2016; 32 (Suppl 1):340-343. (PMID: 27408431)

        Nampoothiri RV, Lakshman A, Kesav P. A cutaneous clue to a systemic illness. Clin Infect Dis. 2015; 60 (12): 1864-1865. (PMID: 26009551)

        Lakshman A, Dhir V, Kumar N, Singhal M. Miliary tuberculosis in an Indian lady: Looking beyond miliary tuberculosis. Lung India. 2015; 32(5):492-4. (PMID: 26628767)

        Nampoothiri RV, Lakshman A, Bhalla A. ECG In Evaluation for Pulmonary Thromboembolism- Occam’s Razor or Hickam’s Dictum? J Clin Diagn Res. 2016; 10(5):OJ01. (PMID: 27437292)

        Lakshman A, Nampoothiri RV, Sreedharanunni S, Malhotra P, Varma S. Knuckle pigmentation: a clue to systemic illness. Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus. 2016; 1–2. (PMID:27812266)

        Lakshman A, Singh C, Singhal M, Sharma N, Jain S, Kumari S, et al. A Curious case of “septic shock.” J Emerg Med. 2017; 52(3):e62-e63. (PMID:27814989)

        Singh C, Lakshman A, Nampoothiri RV, Jandial A, Sharma S, Prakash G, et al. Pachymeningeal involvement with blindness as presenting manifestation of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Turk J Hematol. 2018; 35(1):73-74. (PMID: 27873742)

        Pannu AK, Lakshman A, Damaraju V, Jain S, Varma S. Osteonecrosis, splenic calcification and sickle cell disease. QJM. 2017; 110(7):463-464). (PMID: 28340240)

        Lakshman A, Ravi P, Rajkumar SV, Kumar SK. Response to ‘Evolving M-protein pattern in patients with smoldering multiple myeloma: impact on early progression’. Leukemia. 2018; 32(9):2083-2085). (PMID: 29802327)

         

        Book chapter

        Lakshman A, Kumar SK. Multiple myeloma. In: Abraham J, Gulley JL, Allegra CJ, eds. The Bethesda Handbook of Clinical Oncology. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2018.

         

        Published Abstracts

        Lakshman A, Moustafa MA , Rajkumar SV , Dispenzieri A , Gertz MA , Buadi FK , et al. Natural history of t(11;14) multiple myeloma. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2017; 17(1):e20.

        Lakshman A, Modi, M, Prakash G, Malhotra P, Khadwal A, Jain S, et al. Pre-treatment small fiber neuropathy by abnormal sympathetic skin response does not predict treatment emergent neuropathy in patients of newly diagnosed multiple myeloma treated with bortezomib based regimen. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2017; 17(1):e72-73.

        Lakshman A , Moustafa MA , Rajkumar SV , Dispenzieri A , Gertz MA , Buadi FK et al. Natural history of t(11;14) multiple myeloma. J Clin Oncol. 2017; 35(Suppl 15), 8014-8014.

        Lakshman A, Abeykoon JP, Kumar SK, Rajkumar SV, Kourelis T, Buadi F, et al. Daratumumab-based combination therapies in heavily pre-treated patients with relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma. J Clin Oncol. 2017; 35(Suppl 15), 8038-8038.

        Lakshman A, Preet Paul Singh, Rajkumar SV, Dispenzieri A, Gertz MA, Lacy MQ, Buadi F, et al. Efficacy of VDT PACE-like regimens in relapsed refractory multiple myeloma. Blood. 2017; 130 (Suppl 1), 3096-3096.

        Lakshman A, Rajkumar SV, Dispenzieri A, Gertz MA, Lacy MQ, Buadi F, et al. Natural history and risk stratification of smoldering multiple myeloma in the light of the revised IMWG classification. Blood. 2017; 130 (Suppl 1), 4384-4384.

        Lakshman A , Painuly U , Rajkumar SV , Dispenzieri A , Gertz MA , Buadi FK et al. Natural history of delp53 multiple myeloma. J Clin Oncol. 2017; 36(Suppl 15), e20017.

        Lakshman A , Painuly U , Kapoor P,  Rajkumar SV , Dispenzieri A , Gertz MA et al. Impact of acquired del(17p) in multiple myeloma. Blood. 2018; 132:4449.

        Cornell RF, Gandhi UH, Lakshman A, Gahvari Z, Jagosky MH, McGehee E, et al. Subsequent treatment outcomes of multiple myeloma refractory to CD-38 monoclonal antibody therapy. Blood. 2018; 132:2015.

        Gandhi UH, Lakshman A, Gahvari Z, McGehee E, Jagosky MH, Gupta R, et al. Natural history of patients with multiple myeloma refractory to CD-38 targeted monoclonal antibody-based treatment. Blood. 2018; 132:3233.

        Varnado W, Jagosky MH, Gahvari Z, Chhabra S, Gandhi UH, Lakshman A, et al. Natural history of patients with multiple myeloma refractory to elotuzumab and outcomes of subsequent therapy with anti-CD38 monoclonal antibodies. Blood. 2018; 132:3303.

        Aljama MA, Sidiqi MH, Lakshman A, Dispenzieri A, Jevremovic D, Gertz MA et al. Plasma cell proliferative index is an independent predictor of progression in smoldering multiple myeloma. Blood. 2018; 132:3160.

        Binder M, Rajkumar SV, Lakshman A, Lacy MQ, Gertz MA, Buadi FK, et al. Expected survival in patients with smoldering multiple myeloma and multiple myeloma. Blood. 2018; 132:4497.

        Pang L, Kumar SK, Lakshman A, Kyle RA, Rajkumar SV. Prognosis of young patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance. J Clin Oncol. 2019; 37(Suppl 15), 8049-8049.

        Cornell RF, Hari P, Tang S, Barnstead A, Biran N, Callander N, Chari A, Chhabra S, Fiala M, Gahvari Z, Gandhi U, Godby K, Gupta R, Jagannath S, Jagosky M, Kang Y, Kansagra A, Kauffman M, Kodali S, Kumar SK, Lakshman A et al. Real world vs. clinical trial outcomes of triple class refractory penta-exposed multiple myeloma (MM). Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2019; 19(10):e115-e116.

        Entering 2017

        Michail Alevizakos

        Primary Research Area of Interest:  Oncology, Pharmacoeconomics

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Genitourinary Malignancies

        Research Project Title:  Mapping out the epidemiology of rare genitourinary malignancies

        Mentor:  Dr. Leonard J. Appleman

        Matched to: Beth Israel Deaconess, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

        Publications +

        Peer-reviewed Publications

        Alevizakos M, Gaitanidis A, Nasioudis D, Msaouel P, Appleman LJ, Sarcomatoid Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Population-Based Study of 879 Patients, Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2019 Jan 17.

        Gaitanidis A, Spathakis M, Tsalikidis C, Alevizakos M, Tsaroucha A, Pitiakoudis M.
        Risk factors for cardiovascular mortality in patients with colorectal cancer: a population-based study. Int J Clin Oncol. 2019 Jan 2.

        Gaitanidis A, Alevizakos M, Tsaroucha A, Pitiakoudis M. Outcomes After Surgical Resection Differ by Primary Tumor Location for Metastatic Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GISTs): a Propensity Score Matching Population Study. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2018 Jul 23.

        Gaitanidis A, El Lakis M, Alevizakos M, Tsaroucha A, Pitiakoudis M. Predictors of lymph node metastasis in patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2018 Aug;403(5):599-606

        Gaitanidis A, Alevizakos M, Tsaroucha A, Tsalikidis C, Pitiakoudis M. Predictive Nomograms for Synchronous Distant Metastasis in Rectal Cancer. J Gastrointest Surg. 2018 Jul;22(7):1268-1276.

        Gaitanidis A, Alevizakos M, Tsaroucha A, Simopoulos C, Pitiakoudis M. Incidence and predictors of synchronous liver metastases in patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). Am J Surg. 2018 Sep;216(3):492-497

        Gaitanidis A, Alevizakos M, Tsaroucha A, Tsalikidis C, Simopoulos C, Pitiakoudis M.
        Conditional survival analysis for patients with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) undergoing curative resection. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2018 May;44(5):693-699.

        Grigoras CA, Karanika S, Velmahos E, Alevizakos M, Flokas ME, Kaspiris-Rousellis C, Evaggelidis IN, Artelaris P, Siettos CI, Mylonakis E., Correlation of Opioid Mortality with Prescriptions and Social Determinants: A Cross-sectional Study of Medicare Enrollees. Drugs. 2018 Jan;78(1):111-121

        Cabral DJ, Wurster JI, Flokas ME, Alevizakos M, Zabat M, Korry BJ, Rowan AD, Sano WH, Andreatos N, Ducharme RB, Chan PA, Mylonakis E, Fuchs BB, Belenky P. The salivary microbiome is consistent between subjects and resistant to impacts of short-term hospitalization. Sci Rep. 2017 Sep 8;7(1):11040.

        Flokas ME, Andreatos N, Alevizakos M, Kalbasi A, Onur P, Mylonakis E, Inappropriate Management of Asymptomatic Patients With Positive Urine Cultures: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis., Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017 Nov 20;4(4):ofx207

        Alevizakos M, Nasioudis D, Mylonakis E. Urinary tract infections due to ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae in renal transplant recipients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Transpl Infect Dis. 2017 Aug 13.

        Gaitanidis A, Alevizakos M, Tsalikidis C, Tsaroucha A, Simopoulos C, Pitiakoudis M. Refusal of Cancer-Directed Surgery by Breast Cancer Patients: Risk Factors and Survival Outcomes. Clin Breast Cancer. 2017 Jul 18.

        Gaitanidis A, Alevizakos M, Pitiakoudis M, Wiggins D. Trends in incidence and associated risk factors of suicide mortality among breast cancer patients. Psychooncology. 2017 Oct 21.

        Flokas ME, Alevizakos M, Shehadeh F, Andreatos N, Mylonakis E. ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae Colonization in Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCFs): A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2017 Aug 3.

        Andreatos N, Flokas ME, Apostolopoulou A, Alevizakos M, Mylonakis E. The Dose-Dependent Efficacy of Cefepime in the Empiric Management of Febrile Neutropenia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017 May 24;4(3).

        Alevizakos M, Gaitanidis A, Andreatos N, Arunachalam K, Flokas ME, Mylonakis E. Bloodstream infections due to extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae among patients with malignancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2017 Jul 10.

        Muhammed M, Flokas ME, Detsis M, Alevizakos M, Mylonakis E. Comparison Between Carbapenems and β-Lactam/β-Lactamase Inhibitors in the Treatment for Bloodstream Infections Caused by Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017 May 16;4(2).

          Nasioudis D, Alevizakos M, Chapman-Davis E, Witkin SS, Holcomb K. Rhabdomyosarcoma of the lower female genital tract: an analysis of 144 cases.Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2017  Aug;296(2):327-334.

        Alevizakos M, Ollila DW, Bhishamjit CS, Dodd LG, Kish JB, Moschos SJ, Combined Modality Neoadjuvant Treatment for Stage III Melanoma with PD-1 Blockade Plus Radiation: A Case Series, Cancer Treatment and Research Communications, 2017

        Alevizakos M, Gaitanidis A, Nasioudis D, Tori K, Flokas ME, Mylonakis E. Colonization With Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci and Risk for Bloodstream Infection Among Patients With Malignancy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Dec 7;4(1).

        Alevizakos M, Kallias A, Flokas ME, Mylonakis E. Colonization with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in solid organ transplantation: A meta-analysis and review. Transpl Infect Dis. 2017 Aug;19(4).

        Flokas ME, Karageorgos SA, Detsis M, Alevizakos M, Mylonakis E. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci colonisation, risk factors and risk for infection among hospitalised paediatric patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2017 May;49(5):565-572.

        Karanika S, Grigoras C, Flokas ME, Alevizakos M, Kinamon T, Kojic EM, Mylonakis E. The Attributable Burden of Clostridium difficile Infection to Long-Term Care Facilities Stay: A Clinical Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Aug;65(8):1733-1740.

        Alevizakos M, Farmakiotis D, Mylonakis E. Updated practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of aspergillosis: challenges and opportunities. J Thorac Dis. 2016 Dec;8(12).

        Flokas ME, Karanika S, Alevizakos M, Mylonakis E. Prevalence of ESBL-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Pediatric Bloodstream Infections: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS One. 2017 Jan 31;12(1).

        Nasioudis D, Alevizakos M, Holcomb K, Witkin SS. Malignant and borderline epithelial ovarian tumors in the pediatric and adolescent population. Maturitas. 2017 Feb;96:45-50

        Alevizakos M, Detsis M, Grigoras CA, Machan JT, Mylonakis E. The Impact of Shortages on Medication Prices: Implications for Shortage Prevention. Drugs. 2016 Oct;76(16):1551-1558.

        Alevizakos M, Karanika S, Detsis M, Mylonakis E. Colonisation with extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae and risk for infection among patients with solid or haematological malignancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2016 Dec;48(6):647-654.

        Flokas ME, Detsis M, Alevizakos M, Mylonakis E. Prevalence of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae in paediatric urinary tract infections: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Infect. 2016 Dec;73(6):547-557.

         

        Reviews

        Alevizakos M, Mylonakis E. Colonization and infection with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae in patients with malignancy. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2017 Jul;15(7):653-661.

        Alevizakos M, Kaltsas S, Syrigos KN. The VEGF pathway in lung cancer. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2013 Dec;72(6):1169-81.

        Christina Mallarino-Haeger

        Primary Research Area of Interest:
        HIV immunology and chronic inflammation

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest: Infectious diseases / HIV

        Research Project Title: 
        Evaluation of gut permeability in a randomized, placebo-controlled, pilot clinical trial of dipyridamole to decrease HIV-associated chronic inflammation

        Mentor: Dr. Bernard Macatangay

        Matched to: Emory University, Infectious Diseases Fellowship

        Publications +

        Peer-­reviewed:

        • Arterial stiffness induces remodeling phenotypes in pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells via YAP/TAZ-mediated repression of cyclooxygenase-2. Dieffenbach PB, Mallarino-Haeger C, Coronata AMF, Choi KM, Varelas X, Tschumperlin DJ, FredenburghLE. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2017 Sep 1;313(3):L628-L647. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00173.2017. Epub 2017 Jun 22.
        • Zarante I, Sarmiento K, Mallarino-Haeger C, Gracia G. Description of Bogotá Birth Defects Surveillance and Follow-up Program. J Registry Manag. 2016 Fall;41(3):116-121.
        • Liu F*, Mallarino-Haeger C*, Dieffenbach PB, Sicard D, Chrobak I, Coronata AM, Suárez Velandia MM, Vitali S, Colas RA, Norris PC6, Marinković A, Liu X, Ma J, Rose CD, Lee SJ, Comhair SA, Erzurum SC, McDonald JD, Serhan CN, Walsh SR, Tschumperlin DJ, Fredenburgh LE. Distal vessel stiffening is an early and pivotal mechanobiological regulator of vascular remodeling and pulmonary hypertension. JCI Insight. 2016 Jun 2;1(8).
        • Bertero T, Cottrill KA, Lu Y, Mallarino-Haeger C, Dieffenbach, P, Annis S, Hale A, Bhat B, Kaimal V, Zhang YY, Graham BB, Kumar R, Saggar R, Saggar R, Wallace WD, Ross DJ, Black SM, Fratz S, Fineman JR, Vargas SO, Haley KJ, Waxman AB, Chau BN, Fredenburgh LE, Chan SY. Matrix Remodeling Promotes Pulmonary Hypertension through Feedback Mechanoactivation of the YAP/TAZ-miR-130/301 Circuit. Cell Rep. 2015 Nov 3;13(5):1016-32.
        • Gomez LF, Sarmiento R, Ordoñez MF, Pardo CF, de Sá TH, Mallarino-Haeger C, Miranda JJ, Mosquera J,  Parra DC, Reis R, Quistberg DA. Urban environment interventions linked to the promotion of physical activity: a mixed methods study applied to the urban context of Latin America. Soc Sci Med. 2015  Apr;131:18-­‐30.
        • Paez DC, Gomez LF, Mallarino-Haeger C, Arango CM, Flórez A, Nylander A, Parra DC. Associations between time spent traveling in motor vehicles and physical activity in Colombian adults from urban areas. Cad Saude Publica. 2014  Nov;30(11):2320-­‐2330.
        • Correa C, Mallarino-Haeger C, Peña R, Rincón LC, Gracia G, Zarante I. Congenital malformations of pediatric surgical interest: prevalence, risk factors, and prenatal diagnosis between 2005 and 2012 in the capital city of a developing country. Bogotá, Colombia. J Pediatr Surg. 2014  Jul;49(7):1099-­‐103.
        • Mallarino-Haeger C, Gomez LF, González-­‐Zapata L, Cadena Y, Parra DC. Advertising of ultra-­‐processed foods and beverages: children as a vulnerable population. Rev Saude Publica 2013 Oct Oct;47(5):1006-­‐10
        • Uribe L, Ronderos DM, Díaz MC, Gutierrez JM, Mallarino-Haeger C, Fernandez-­‐Avila DG. Antisynthetase antibody syndrome: case report and review of the literature. Clin Rheumatol. 2013 May;32(5):715-­‐9. doi: 10.1007/s10067-­‐013-­‐2207-­‐5. Epub 2013 Feb 20. Review.

         

        Book chapters:

        • Chrobak I*, Mallarino-Haeger C*, Maracle M, Fredenburgh L. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Oxidative Stress. Studies on Respiratory Disorders. Humana Press. New York 2014.

         

        Poster presentations:

        • Deficiency of TIMP-1 is protective in a model of hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension. American Thoracic Society  2016  International Conference. May  18,  2016.
        • Pathologic Matrix Stiffening Results in Vascular Remodeling Phenotypes and Altered COX2 Expression in Pulmonary Artery Endothelial Cells Via a YAP/TAZ Dependent Mechanism. Paul Dieffenbach, Thaius Boyd, Christina Mallarino-Haeger, Anna Coronata, Daniel J. Tschumperlin, Laura E. Fredenburgh
        • Deficiency of MMP-8 exacerbates hypoxia‐induced pulmonary hypertension. American Thoracic Society  2015  International Conference. May  17,  2015.
        • Pathological Pulmonary Arterial Stiffening Drives PAH Progression via Regulation of COX-­‐2 Expression. American Thoracic Society 2015 International Conference. May 21, 2015.
        • Evaluation of the Bogota Congenital Malformations Surveillance Program (BCMSP). American Society of Human Genetics. San Francisco, CA. November 6, 2011.
        • Results of the Bogota Congenital Surveillance Program between January 2010 and April 2012. XII Colombian and VI International Congress of Human Genetics. Santa Marta, Colombia. October 10, 2012.
        • Trend in the Prevalence of Some Selected Birth Defects Registered in the Bogota Congenital Malformations Surveillance Program. XII Colombian and VI International Congress of Human Genetics. Santa Marta, Colombia. October 10, 2012.
        • Frequency of Birth Defects Registered in 10.000 Births in the City of Cali Between 2010 and 2012. XII Colombian and VI International Congress of Human Genetics. Santa Marta, Colombia. October 10, 2012.
        • Lymph Node Tuberculosis in Patient With Anti-­‐TNF Therapy: Case Report. Colombian Congress or Rheumatology. Barranquilla, Colombia. August 11, 2011.
        • Refractory Behcet’s Disease: Case Report. Colombian Congress or Rheumatology. Barranquilla, Colombia. August 11, 2011.
        • Mitochondrial Myopathy: Case Report. Colombian Congress or Rheumatology. Barranquilla, Colombia. August 11, 2011.
        • Description of a Cohort of Rheumatoid Arthritis in a IV Level Hospital of Bogota. Colombian Congress or Rheumatology. Barranquilla, Colombia. August 11, 2011.
        • “Food advertising seen by Colombians: a public health issue that should be recognized” Annual Public Health Colloquium of the Public Health Alliance. Bogotá, Colombia. May 28th of 2010,

        Maniraj Neupane

        Primary Research Area of Interest:  Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  COPD, pulmonary hypertension, hypoxia, high altitude

        Research Project Title:  Metformin and its effect on the respiratory health of HIV infected individuals;   Quality of sleep among HIV infected individuals on antiretroviral therapy

        Mentor:  Dr. Alison Morris

        Matched to: National Institutes of Health, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

        Publications +

        Janocha AJ, Comhair SAA, Basnyat B, Neupane M, Gebremedhin A, Khan A, Ricci KS, Zhang R, Erzurum SC, Beall CM. Antioxidant defense and oxidative damage vary widely among high-altitude residents. Am J Hum Biol. 2017 Jul 20. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.23039. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 287262

        Jeong C, Peter BM, Basnyat B, Neupane M, Beall CM, Childs G, Craig SR, Novembre J, Di Rienzo A. Correction: A longitudinal cline characterizes the genetic structure of human populations in the Tibetan plateau. PLoS One. 2017 Aug 10;12(8):e0183407. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0183407. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 28797074; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5552323.

        Neupane M, Swenson ER. High-Altitude Pulmonary Vascular Diseases. Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension. 2017;15(3):149-57.

        Jeong C, Peter BM, Basnyat B, Neupane M, Beall CM, Childs G, Craig SR, Novembre J, Di Rienzo A. A longitudinal cline characterizes the genetic structure of human populations in the Tibetan plateau. PLoS One. 2017 Apr 27;12(4):e0175885. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175885. eCollection 2017. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2017 Aug 10;12 (8):e0183407. PubMed PMID: 28448508; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5407838.

        Duo E, Bruno RM, Basnyat B, Neupane M, Pomidori L, Thapa GB, Pratali L, Cogo A. Indoor pollution in high-altitude dwellings: An assessment of affecting factors across four Sherpa villages in the Khumbu region, Nepal. Indoor and Built Environment. 2016 Nov 15:1420326X16676880.

        Neupane M. Cardio-respiratory health of women exposed to household air pollution in rural Nepal: A propensity score matched cross-sectional comparative study among traditional stove users and biogas users (Doctoral dissertation, München, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Diss., 2014) https://edoc.ub.uni-muenchen.de/18097/1/Neupane_Maniraj.pdf

        Neupane M, Basnyat B, Fischer R, Froeschl G, Wolbers M, Rehfuess EA. Sustained use of biogas fuel and blood pressure among women in rural Nepal. Environ Res. 2015 Jan;136:343-51. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2014.10.031. Epub 2014 Nov 25. PubMed PMID: 25460655; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4271778.

        Thapa GB, Neupane M, Strapazzon G, Basnyat B, Elsenshon F, Brodmann Maeder M, Brugger H. Nepalese mountain rescue development project. High Alt Med Biol. 2014 Apr;15(1):91-2. doi: 10.1089/ham.2013.1149. PubMed PMID: 24673538.

        Didem Saygin

        Primary Research Area of Interest: Inflammatory myopathies, systemic sclerosis, pulmonary hypertension

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest: Rheumatology

        Mentor: Dr. Rohit Aggarwal, Dr. Robert Lafyatis

        Matched to: University of Chicago, Rheumatology Fellowship

        Publications +

        Aki H, Saygin (Uzunaslan) D*, Saygin C, Batur S, Tuzuner N, Kafadar A, Ongoren S, Oz B. Primary central nervous system lymphoma in immunocompetent individuals: A single center experience. Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 2013, May; 6(6): 1068-1075. PMID: 23696924.

        Cheong HI, Farha S, Park MM, Thomas JD, Saygin (Uzunaslan) D*, Comhair SA, Sharp J, Highland KB, Tang WHW, Erzurum SC. Endothelial phenotype evoked by low dose carvedilol in pulmonary hypertension. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2018, Dec; 12(5): 180. PMID: 30619887.

        Farha S, Saygin (Uzunaslan) D*, Park MM, Cheong HI, Asosingh K, Comhair SA, Stephens OR, Roach EC, Sharp J, Highland KB, DiFilippo FP, Neumann DR, Tang WHW, Erzurum SC. Pulmonary arterial hypertension treatment with carvedilol for heart failure: a randomized controlled trial. JCI Insight. 2017, Aug; 2(16): pii: 95240. PMID: 28814664.

        Hajj-Ali R, Saygin (Uzunaslan) D*, Ray E, Morales-Mena A, Messner W, Pundaram P, Jones S, Calabrese L. Long term outcomes of patients with primary angiitis of the central nervous system. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2019, Mar; 117(2): 45-51. PMID:30789149.

        Ipekci T, Ozden F, Unal B, Saygin C, Saygin (Uzunaslan) D*, Ates E. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition markers beta-catenin, Snail, and E-cadherin do not predict disease free survival in prostate adenocarcinoma: A prospective study. Pathol Oncol Res. 2015, Sep; 21(4): 1209-1216. PMID: 26037169.

        Koka A, Saygin C, Saygin (Uzunaslan) D*, Ozdemir N, Apak H, Celkan T. A 17-year experience with ALL-BFM protocol in acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Prognostic predictors and interruptions during protocol. Leuk Res. 2014, Jun; 38(6): 699-705. PMID: 24720908.

        Ozden F, Saygin C, Saygin (Uzunaslan) D*, Onal B, Durak H, Aki H. Expression of MMP-1, MMP-9 and TIMP-2 in prostate carcinoma and their influence on prognosis and survival. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2013, Aug; 139(8): 1373-1382. PMID: 23708302.

        Russo A, Sathiyamoothy G, Lau C, Saygin (Uzunaslan) D*, Han X, Wang X, Aboussouan LS, Stoller JK, Hatipoglu U. Impact of a Post-Discharge Integrated Disease Management (PDIDM) Program on COPD Hospital Readmissions. Respir Care. 2017, Nov; 62(11): 1396-1402. PMID: 28765496.

        Saygin (Uzunaslan) D*, Highland KB, Farha S, Park M, Sharp J, Roach EC, Tang WHW, Thomas JD, Erzurum SC, Neumann DR, DiFilippo FP. Metabolic and Functional Evaluation of the Heart and Lungs in Pulmonary Hypertension by Gated 2-[18F]-Fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose Positron Emission Tomography. Pulm Circ. 2017, Apr; 7(2): 428-438.

        Saygin (Uzunaslan) D*, Highland KB, Tonelli AR. Microvascular involvement in Systemic Sclerosis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Microcirculation. 2019, Apr; 26(3): e12440. PMID: 29323451.

        Saygin (Uzunaslan) D*, Karunamurthy A, English J, Aggarwal R. Tattoo reaction as a presenting manifestation of systemic sarcidosis. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2018, Nov; pii: key316(-): -. PMID: 30820576.

        Saygin (Uzunaslan) D*, Saygin C, Gungor S, Hasiloglu Z, Ozdemir N, Celkan T. Novel use of propranolol for management of pain in children with vertebral hemangioma: Report of two cases. Childs Nerv Syst. 2013, May; 29(5): 855-860. PMID: 23306960.

        Saygin (Uzunaslan) D*, Saygin C, Hatemi G, Tascilar K, Yazici H. No appreciable decrease in fertility in Behçet’s syndrome.Rheumatology (Oxford). 2014, May; 53(5): 828-833. PMID: 24369417.

        Saygin (Uzunaslan) D*, Syed AU, Lowder CY, Srivastava S, Maya JJ, Hajj-Ali RA. Characteristics of inflammatory eye disease associated with hidradenitis suppurativa. Eur J Rheumatol. 2018, Sep; 5(3): 165-168. PMID: 30071934.

        Saygin (Uzunaslan) D*, Wanner N, Rose JA, Naga Prasad SV, Tang WHW, Erzurum S, Asosingh K. Relative quantification of beta-adrenergic receptor in peripheral blood cells using flow cytometry. Cytometry A. 2018, May; 93(5): 563-570. PMID: 29573550.

        Saygin C, Saygin (Uzunaslan) D*, Hatemi G. Currently used biologic agents in the management of Behcet’s syndrome. Curr Med Chem. 2015, Jan; 22(16): 1976-1985. PMID: 25666786.

        Saygin C, Saygin (Uzunaslan) D*, Hatemi G, Hamuryudan V. Suicidal ideation among patients with Behçet’s syndrome. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2015, Nov; 33(6): 30-35. PMID: 25797433.

        Saygin C, Saygin (Uzunaslan) D*, Ozguroglu M, Senocak M, Tuzuner N. Dendritic cell sarcoma: A pooled analysis including 462 cases with presentation of our case series. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2013, Nov; 88(2): 253-271. PMID: 23755890.

        Saygin C, Saygin (Uzunaslan) D*, Ugurlu S. Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated neutropenia in a patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Lab Hematol. 2014, Jun; 20(2): 7-8. PMID: 25000946.

        Unlu O, Roach EC, Okoh A, Olayan M, Yilmaz B, Saygin (Uzunaslan) D*, Shatnawei A. Skin cancer in immunosuppressed transplant patients: Vigilance matters. World J Hepatol. 2015, Apr; 7(4): 717-720. PMID: 25866609.

        Anastasia Tsagianni

        Primary Research Area of Interest: Hematology, von Willebrand disease

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest: Hematology-Oncology

        Research Project Title:  GI bleeding in Von Willebrand Disease, Prognostication of treatment outcome in AML based on genomic and cytogenetic classification

        Mentor:  Dr. Ragni

        Matched to: UPMC, Hematology/ Oncology Fellowship

        Publications +

        Koromilas C, Liapi C, Zarros A, Stolakis V, Tsagianni A, Skandali N, Al-Humadi H, Tsakiris S. Effects of experimentally-induced maternal hypothyroidism on crucial offspring rat brain enzyme activities. Int J Dev Neurosci. 2014 Jun;35:1-6 

         Koromilas C, Tsakiris S, Kalafatakis K, Zarros A, Stolakis V, Kimpizi D, Bimpis A, Tsagianni A, Liapi C. Experimentally-induced maternal hypothyroidism alters crucial enzyme activities in the frontal cortex and hippocampus of the offspring rat. Metab Brain Dis. 2015 Feb;30(1):241-6. 

        Sergentanis TN, Zagouri F, Tsilimidos G, Tsagianni A, Tseliou M, Dimopoulos MA, Psaltopoulou T.  Risk factors for multiple myeloma: a systematic review of meta-analyses. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2015 Oct;15(10):563-77.e1-3 

        Stolakis V, Liapi C, Zarros A, Kalopita K, Memtsas V, Botis J, Tsagianni A, Kimpizi D, Varatsos A, Tsakiris S. Exposure to ethanol during neurodevelopment modifies crucial offspring rat brain enzyme activities in a region-specific manner. Metab Brain Dis. 2015 Dec;30(6):1467-77

        Paranjpe S, Bowen WC, Mars WM, Orr A, Haynes MM, DeFrances MC, Liu S , Tseng GC ,  Tsagianni A, Michalopoulos GK. Combined systemic elimination of MET and EGFR signaling completely abolishes liver regeneration and leads to liver failure. Hepatology. 2016 Nov; 64(5):1711-1724 

        Lontos K, Tsagianni A, Msaouel P, Appleman LJ, Nasioudis D. Primary Urinary Tract Lymphoma: Rare but Aggressive.Anticancer Res. 2017 Dec;37(12):6989-6995.

        Tsagianni A, Mars WM, Bharat B, Bowen WC, Orr A, Stoops J, Paranjpe S, Tseng GC, Liu S, Michalopoulos GK. Combined systemic disruption of MET and EGFR signaling causes liver failure in normal mice. Am J Pathol. 2018 Oct;188(10):2223-2235. 

         Lontos K, Tsagianni A, Normolle D, Boyiadzis M, Hou JZ,  Swerdlow SH, Dorritie KA.Location matters in nodal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Leuk Lymphoma. 2018 Jun 22:1-4

         Lontos K., Adamik J, Tsagianni A, Galson DL, Chirgwin JM, Suvannasankha A. The Role of Semaphorin 4D in Bone Remodeling and Cancer Metastasis.Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2018 Jun 19;9:322. 

        Nasioudis D, Lontos K, Tsagianni A, Boyiadzis M, Ko EM. Acute Myeloid Leukemia Following Gynecologic Cancer in the Era of Platinum-Based Chemotherapy. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2018 Oct;28(8):1639-1642

        Tsagianni A, Comer DM, Yabes JG, Ragni M. Von Willebrand Disease and Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A National Inpatient Sample Study. Thromb Res. 2019 Jun;178:119-123.

        Psaltopoulou T, Tzanninis S, Ntanasis-Stathopoulos I, Panotopoulos G, Kostopoulou M, Tzanninis IG, Tsagianni A, Sergentanis TN.Prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent obesity: a systematic review of meta-analyses.World J Pediatr. 2019 Aug;15(4):350-381.

         

        Published Conference Abstracts and Presentations

        Tsagianni  A, Mars WM, Bowen WC, Haynes MM, Orr A, Paranjpe S, Tseng GC,  Michalopoulos GK. Loss of MET in the Absence of EGFR Signaling Leads to Hepatic Failure in the Resting Liver. April 2017, the FASEB Journal vol. 31 no. 1 Supplement 803.2. EB meeting 2017, Chicago, IL, USA

        Lontos K, Tsagianni A, Namburi S, Gandhi A, Yuan GM, Normolle D, Boyiadzis M, Swerdlow SH, Dorritie KA. Locations Matters in Nodal Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma. Blood 2017 130 (Suppl 1), 2854-2854, ASH 2017 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

        Tsagianni A, Ragni M, Comer D, Yabes J. Von Willebrand Disease and Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A National Inpatient Sample (NIS) Study.  Blood 2018 132:1179, ASH 2018 Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, USA

        Maria Velez

        Primary Research Area of Interest:
        Lung cancer and Head and Neck Cancer

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest: Thoracic Oncology

        Research Project Title: 
        Combination of hormonal therapy with immunotherapy for the treatment of NSCLC

        Mentor:  Dr. Timothy Burns, Dr. Laura Stabile, Dr. Daniel Zandberg

        Matched to: University of California Los Angeles, Hematology/ Oncology Fellowship

        Publications +

        Peer Reviewed Articles

        Speirs CK, DeWees TA, Rehman S, Molotievschi A, Velez MA, Mullen D, Fergus S, Trovo M, Bradley JD, Robinson CG. Heart Dose Is an Independent Dosimetric Predictor of Overall Survival in Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Journal of thoracic oncology: official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. 2017;12(2):293-301. Epub 2016/10/17. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2016.09.134. PubMed PMID: 27743888.

        Velez MA, Veruttipong D, Wang PC, Chin R, Beron P, Abemayor E, St John M, Chen AM. Re-irradiation for recurrent and second primary cancers of the head and neck. Oral Oncol. 2017;67:46-51. Epub 2017/03/30. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2017.01.007. PubMed PMID: 28351580.

        Chen AM, Yoshizaki T, Velez MA, Mikaeilian AG, Hsu S, Cao M. Tolerance of the Brachial Plexus to High-Dose Reirradiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017;98(1):83-90. Epub 2017/06/08. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2017.01.244. PubMed PMID: 28587056.

        Ragab O, Banerjee R, Park SJ, Patel S, Zhang M, Wang J, Velez M, Demanes DJ, Kamrava M. Comparison of patient-reported acute urinary and sexual toxicity scores in a 6- versus 2-fraction course of high-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy monotherapy. J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2018;62(1):109-15. Epub 2017/09/01. doi: 10.1111/1754-9485.12648. PubMed PMID: 28856847.

        Velez MA, Wang PC, Hsu S, Chin R, Beron P, Abemayor E, St John M, Chen AM. Prognostic significance of HPV status in the re-irradiation of recurrent and second primary cancers of the head and neck. Am J Otolaryngol. 2018;39(3):257-60. Epub 2018/02/13. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2018.01.011. PubMed PMID: 29433815.

        Velez MA, Veruttipong D, Wang PC, Abemayor E, St John M, TenNapel M, Chen AM. FDG-PET metabolic tumor parameters for the reirradiation of recurrent head and neck cancer. Laryngoscope. 2018;128(10):2345-50. Epub 2018/03/25. doi: 10.1002/lary.27173. PubMed PMID: 29573279.

        Meshman J, Velez MA, Wang PC, Abemayor E, St. John M, Wong D, Bhuta S, Chen AM. Immunologic mediators of outcome for irradiated oropharyngeal carcinoma base don human papillomavirus status. Oral Oncol. 2019; 89:121-126.

         

        Invited Reviews, Nonrefereed Articles, and Book Chapters

        Velez MA, Wu Y-L, Dubinett SM et al (2017) Chapter 47. In: Cancer Immunotherapy Principles and Practice. SITC, New York, NY.

        Velez MA, Burns TF, Stabile LP. The estrogen pathway as a modulator of response to immunotherapy. Immunotherapy. 2019;11(13):1161-76. doi: 10.2217/imt-2019-0024. PubMed PMID: 31361169.

        Velez MA, Burns TF. Is the game over for PD-1 inhibitors in EGFR mutant non-small cell lung cancer? Translational Lung Cancer Research. 2019.

         

        Abstracts

        Rehman, S., Speirs, C.K, Molotievschi, A., Mullen D., Fergus, S., DeWees, T.A., Velez, M.A., Bradley, J.D. and Robinson, C.G. Evaluating a Nomogram for the Development of Radiation Pneumonitis in Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treated With 3D and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 2014, Sep; 90(1S): 161-162.

        LaMontagne, P., Milchencko, M., Velez, M.A., Abraham, C., Marcus, D., Robinson, C.G., and Fouke, S. Segmentation Of Metastatic Lesions In Large-Scale Registries: Comparison Of Expert Manual Segmentation Vs. Semi-Automated Methods. Neuro-Oncology. 2014, Nov; 16 (Supplement 5): v138. Cited in PubMed; PMID: PMC4218376.

        Lisberg , A., Garon, E.B., McKenna, R., Dering, J., Hsiao-wang, C., Hou, D., Kamranpou, N., Velez, M.,Cameron, R.B., Lee, J.M. , Dubinett, S.M., Slamon, D. Frequent High TIM-3 (HAVCR2) Expression in Resected NSCLC Specimens, Most Notably in Adenocarcinoma Histology. Journal of Thoracic Oncology. 2016, Jul.

        Lisberg, A., Garon, E.B., McKenna, R., Dering, J., Hsiao-wang, C., Hou, D., Kamranpou, N., Velez, M., Cameron, R.B., Lee, J.M., Dubinett, S.M., Slamon, D.. Evidence of Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes and PD-L1 Expression Frequently Observed in Resected NSCLC Tumors from Smokers. Journal of Thoracic Oncology. 2016, Jul.

        Lisberg, A., Horton, J., Goldman, J.W., Wolf, B., Tucker, A., Carroll, J. Strunck, J., Velez, M., Famenini, S., Hunt, J., Bornazyan, K., Ellis-Caleo, T., Zhou, X., Grogan, T., Elashoff, D.A., Young, P., Pietras, R., Dubinett, S.M., Garon, E.B. Reduction in Peripheral Blood Cytokine Levels Observed in EGFR Mutant (EGFRm) Patients Treated with Erlotinib. Journal of Thoracic Oncology. 2016, Jul.

        Velez, M.A, Yochum, Z.A., Chandran, U.R., Chakka, A., Bhattacharya, S., Somasundaram, A., LaFramboise, G.W., Ravanera, R., Kurland, B.F., Stabile, L.P., Burns, T.F. The HGF-MET signaling pathway is enriched in LUAC brain metastases. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2019, May (suppl; abstr e20597)

        Entering 2016

        Furkan Ertem

        Primary Research Area of Interest:  Colon Cancer

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Colon Cancer Chemo-prevention

        Research Project Title:  Interval Colorectal Cancer and Microbiome/Metabolomics in IBD

        Mentor:  Drs. Robert Schoen and David Binion

        Matched to: UPMC, Gastroenterology Fellowship

        Publications +

        Ertem FU, Rajendran P, Dashwood WM, Raju GS, Dashwood RH. Polypectomy in a preclinical rat model of colon cancer. Nature Protocols.(In submission)

        Ertem FU, Zhang W, Chang K, Dashwood W-M, Rajendran P, Sun D, Abudayyeh A, Vilar E, Abdelrahim M, Dashwood RH. Transcriptome profiling of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and polyposis in rat colon (Pirc) adenomas prioritizes Mmp7, S100a9, Nppb and Aldh1a3 as oncogenic targets downregulated by Clotam. Int Journal of Cancer ( In Submission)

        Ertem FU, Dashwood W-M, Rajendran P, Raju G, Rashid A, Dashwood R. Development of a murine colonoscopic polypectomy model (with videos). Gastrointest Endosc.2015 Nov 30. pii: S0016-5107(15)03158-2. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2015.11.030.PMID: 26658879

        Durmus MS, Yildiz I, Sutcu M, Bulut M, Varkal MA, Ertem FU, Kilic A, Oguz F, Unuvar E, Yekeler E. Evaluation of Chest X-ray and Thoracic Computed Tomography in Patients with Suspected Tuberculosis. Indian J Pediatr. 2015 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26634258

        Sonmez O,Ertem F, Vatankulu MA, Erdogan E, Tasal A, Kucukbuzcu S, Goktekin O (2014). Novel fibro-inflammation markers in assessing left atrial remodeling in non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Med Sci Monit. PMID: 24651058; 20:463-70. DOI: 10.12659/MSM.890635.

        Sertogullarindan B, Ozbay MB, Ertem FU, Milanlioglu A, Duran M, Ozbay B (2013). Rhabdomyolysis associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. PMID:23449190 Pol Arch Med Wewn. 2013;123(1-2):66-7.

        Lonergan PE, Nacusi L, Schmidt L,Regan K, Ertem FU, Tindall DJ. Constitutively active androgen receptor splice variants function independently of full-length androgen receptor in a cell-based model of castrate-resistant prostate cancer. Cancer Res April 15, 2012 72:2924; doi:10.1158/1538-7445.AM2012-2924

        Sengul C, Ciftci R, Ertem FU, Cevik C (2011). Coronary Cameral Fistula: A Rare Cause of Coronary Ischemia, Achaiki Iatriki,Volume XXX

        Poster and Oral presentations

        Lonergan PE, Nacusi L, Schmidt L, Regan K, Ertem FU, Tindall DJ. Constitutively active androgen receptor splice variants function independently of full-length androgen receptor in a cell-based model of castrate-resistant prostate cancer. Cancer Res April 15,2012 72: 2924; doi:10.1158/1538-7445.AM2012-2924 -American Association For Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA

        Lonergan PE, Nacusi,L, Schmidt L, Ertem, FU, Regan, K, Tindall, DM. The identification of genes regulated by androgen receptor splice variants in castrate resistant Prostate cancer, Rochester MN, Mayo Clinic

        -International Student Congress of (bio)Medical Sciences 2012, Groningen, Netherlands
        -Young European Scientists Meeting 2012, Porto, Portugal

        Sonmez O, Ertem, FU, Vatankuku, MA, (2013). Novel fibro-inflammatory markers in Non-valvular Atrial fibrillation: Galectin-3, Lcn2/NGAL, P3NP- Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Volume 62,No.18, October 2013 Turkish Cardiology Congress with International Participation, 2013, Antalya, Turkey

        Ertem, FU Myasthenia Gravis-Chronic Hep C and their assosiaticion with thyroid dysfunction, Iodine induced hypothyroidism – Cleveland Clinic Department of Endocrine Ground Rounds, 2014,Ohio, USA

        V. Taravari, I. Özyavuz, E. Yilmaz, O.B. Erol, Ertem, FU R. Sarifov, M. Bulakçi, B. Bulakçi, E. Yekeler Hand bone age determination: quantitative radiographical evaluation method for in 0-59 months aged children, ECR 2015, March 4 to 8, 2015, Vienna, Austria

        Ertem, FU Novel polypectomy system in a preclinical model of colon cancer. Abstract Number: 1325, American Association for Cancer Research 2016, April-16-20, New Orleans, Louisiana

        Aliza Hussain

        Primary Research Area of Interest:  Electrophysiology or cardiac imaging

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Cardiology

        Research Project Title:  NOACs vs Warfarin in Left Atrial thrombus resolution in patient with Atrial Fibrillation

        Mentor:  Dr. Norman Wang

        Matched to: Baylor College of Medicine, Clinical Cardiology and Atherosclerosis Fellowship

        Immo Lehmann

        Primary Research Area of Interest:  Heart Rhythm Disorders, Translational Research, New Ablation Approaches

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Cardiology

        Research Project Title:  Use of Dofetilide in Patients with Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and first Clinical Data from a High-Resolution EA mapping System

        Mentor:  Dr. Sandeep Jain

        Matched to: Massachusetts General Hospital, Cardiology Fellowship

        Publications +

        Lehmann HI, Goette A, Martens-Lobenhoffer J, Hammwöhner M, Röhl FW, Bukowska A, Ghanem A, Klein HU, Bode-Böger SM. Asymmetric dimethylarginine predicts appropriate implantable cardioverter-defibrillator intervention in patients with left ventricular dysfunction. Europace. 2011 Oct;13(10):1428-35. Epub 2011 Jul 13.

        Lehmann HI, Wolke C, Malenke W, Röhl FW, Hammwöhner M, Bukowska A, Lendeckel U, Goette A. Enzymatic activity of DPIV and renin-angiotensin system (RAS) proteases in patients with left ventricular dysfunction and primary prevention implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD). Int J Cardiol. 2013 Sep 20;168(1):255-60.

        Rettmann MR, Holmes III DR, Johnson SB, Lehmann HI, Robb RA, Packer DL. Analysis of Left Atrial Respiratory and Cardiac Motion for Cardiac Ablation Therapy. Proc. SPIE 9415, Medical Imaging 2015: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, 94152L (18 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2081209.

        Takami M, Misiri J, Lehmann HI, Parker KD, Johnson SB, Sarmiento RI, Packer DI. The Spatial and Time-course Thermodynamics During Pulmonary Vein Isolation Using the 2nd Generation Cryoballoon in a Canine in Vivo Model. Circ Arrhyth and Electrophysiol. 2014 Dec 22. pii: CIRCEP.114.002137.

        Lehmann HI, Richter D, Prokesch H, Graeff C, Prall M, Simoniello P, Fournier C, Bauer J, Kaderka R, Weymann A, Szabó G, Sonnenberg K, Constantinescu A, Johnson SB, Misiri J, Takami M, Miller RC, Herman MG, Asirvatham SJ, Brons S, Jäkel O, Haberer T, Debus J, Durante M, Bert C, Packer DL. AV node Ablation in Langendorff-perfused Porcine Hearts Using Carbon Ion Particle Therapy: Methods and an In vivo Feasibility Investigation for Catheter-free Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Jan 21. pii: CIRCEP.114.002436.

        Prall M, Lehmann HI, Bauer J, Constantinescu A, Debus J, Graeff C, Haberer T, Hauswald H, Kaderka R, Korkmaz S, Prokesch H, Richter D, Sonnenberg K, Szabö G, Weymann A, Durante M, Packer DL, Bert C. Treatment of Arrhythmias by External Charged Particle Beams: A Langendorff Feasibility Study. Biomed Tech (Berl). 2015 Apr 1;60(2):147-56. doi: 10.1515/bmt-2014-0101.

        Takami M, Lehmann HI, Misiri J, Parker KD, Johnson SB, Sarmiento RI, Packer DL. The Impact of Freezing Time and Balloon Size on the Thermodynamics and Isolation Efficacy During Pulmonary Vein Isolation Using the 2nd Generation Cryoballoon. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Aug;8(4):836-45. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.115.002725. Epub 2015 Jun 16.

        Constantinescu A, Lehmann HI, Packer DL, Durante M, Bert C, Graeff C. Treatment Planning in Patient Data for Catheter-free Ablation Using a Scanned Carbon Ion Beam. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 2015 Dec 7. doi: 10.1111/jce.12888. [Epub ahead of print].

        Takami M, Lehmann HI, Parker KD, Johnson SB, Packer DL. The Impact of Left Atrial Ablation Procedure and Strategy on Microemboli Formation During Irrigated RF Catheter Ablation in an in vivo Model. Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. 2016 Jan;9(1):e003226. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.115.003226

        Rettmann ME, Lehmann HI, Johnson SB, Packer DL. Evaluation of Left Ventricular Scar Identification from Contrast Enhanced Magnetic Resonace Imaging for Guidance of Ventricular Catheter Ablation Therapy. SPIE Medical Imaging conference paper.

        Abstracts

        Goette A, Lehmann HI, Martens-Lobenhoffer J; Hammwöhner M; Röhl FW; Bukowska A; Bode-Böger SM. Asymmetrisches Dimethylarginin als Prädiktor adäquater ICD-Schocks bei Patienten mit hochgradig eingeschränkter linksventrikulärer Ejektionsfraktion. German society of Cardiology (DGK), Clin Res Cardiol 99,Suppl 1,2010,V1216.

        Goette A, Lehmann HI, Martens-Lobenhoffer J, Hammwöhner M, Röhl FW, Bukowska A, Bode-Böger SM. Asymmetric Dimethylarginine Predicts Appropriate Implanted Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy in Patients With Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction. Circulation. 2010; 122:A8816.

        Lehmann HI, Goette A, Martens-Lobenhoffer J; Hammwöhner M; Röhl FW; Bukowska A; Bode-Böger SM. Arginine/ADMA-ratio as a new prognostic marker in ICD patients. European Society of Cardiology (ESC, 2010, Cardiovascular Research 87 [Suppl.1], Page104).

        Lehmann HI, Wolke C, Malenke W, Röhl FW, Hammwöhner M, Bukowska A, Lendeckel U, and Goette A. Enzymatic activity of DPIV and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) proteases as predictors for appropriate ICD intervention in patients with left ventricular dysfunction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011; 57: E78.

        Bollmann A, Ueberham L, Lehmann HI, Hindricks G, Arya A, Adams V, Husser D. Familial Atrial Fibrillation – Common Atrial Fibrillation Susceptibility Alleles and Response to Catheter Ablation. Circulation. 2012; 126:A18309.

        Constantinescu A, Lehmann HI, Graeff C, Packer DL, Durante M, Bert C. Planning Studies for Non-Invasive Isolation of the Pulmonary Veins with a Scanned Carbon ion Beam. Heart Rhythm 2013; 10 (5): S33.

        Lehmann HI, Song L, Misiri J, Cusma J, Parker KD, Johnson SB, Asirvatham SJ, Kapa S, Ma DJ, Miller RC, Herman MG, Packer DL. Photon Beam Radiation Induced Heart Block in Langendorff-perfused Porcine Hearts: Feasibility of Extracorporeal Ablation of Arrhythmogenic Tissue. Heart Rhythm 2013; 10 (5): S339.

        Constantinescu A, Lehmann HI, Graeff C, Packer DL, Durante M, Bert C. Planning Studies for Non-Invasive Isolation of the Pulmonary Veins with a Scanned Carbon Ion Beam. PTCOG meeting 2013, Essen, Germany.

        Madhavan M, Lehmann HI, Swale MK, Johnson SB, Parker KD, Curley M, Hindricks G, Packer DL. Impact of a Novel Heated Saline Augmented Needle Tip Catheter on Improving Ablative Lesion Penetration and Eliminating Deep Tissue Conducting Channels in Canine Hearts. Heart Rhythm 2013; 10 (5): S425.

        Konecny T, Covassin N, Park JY, Lehmann HI, Misri J, Kilianova A, Ommen SR, Kara T, Brady PA, Somers VK. Mechanisms of Increased Heart Rate with Sleep Disordered Breathing in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Heart Rhythm 2013;10(5): S456.

        Misiri J, Lehmann HI, Konecny T, Takami M, Parker KD, Johnson SB, Packer DL. Utility of Simultaneous Multipolar Contact Sensing for Creation of Curvilinear Continuous Lesions for Pulmonary Vein Isolation Using a Multielectrode, Irrigated Catheter in the In Vivo Canine Heart. Circulation. 2013; 128: A10756.

        Song L, Lehmann HI, Cusma J, Misiri J, Parker K, Johnson SB, Miller RC, Packer DL, Herman MG. Treatment Planning and Dose Delivery of Photon Radiation Therapy of Cardiac Arrhythmias for Isolated Perfused Porcine Hearts. Med Phys. 2013. 40(6); 262-262.

        Takami M, Misiri J, Lehmann HI, Parker KD, Johnson SB, Packer DL. Biophysical Explanation of Failure of Long-term Cryoballoon Isolation of Pulmonary Veins. Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium. 2014.

        Takami M, Misiri J, Lehmann HI, Parker KD, Johnson SB, and Packer DL. The Relationship Between the Blood Flow Leak Around the Cryoballoon and Electrical/Histological Conduction Gap in Pulmonary Vein Cryoablation. Heart Rhythm 2014;11(5suppl):S202.S203.

        Takami M, Misiri J, Lehmann HI, Parker KD, Johnson SB, and Packer DL. Relationship between Tissue Temperature and Distance from Balloon Surface: Biophysics of 2nd Generation Cryoballoon In Vivo. Heart Rhythm 2014;11(5suppl):S203.

        Lehmann HI, Richter D, Prokesch H, Graeff C, Bauer J, Prall M, Simoniello P, Kaderka R, Fournier C, Weymann A, Szabo G, Sonnenberg K, Johnson SB, Haberer T, Debus J, Durante M, Bert C, and Packer DL. AV Node Ablation in Langendorff-perfused Porcine Hearts Using Carbon Ion Particle Therapy: An In Vivo Feasibility Investigation for Catheter-free Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias. Heart Rhythm 2014;11(5suppl):S74.

        Song L, Lehmann HI, Cusma JT, Christner JA, Misiri J, Johnson SB, Parker KD, Takami M, Miller RC, Herman MG, and Packer DL. Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy using Pencil Beam Scanning as a Catheter-free Ablation Approach: A 4D Treatment Planning Study in the Porcine Model. Heart Rhythm 2014;11(5suppl):S73.

        Misiri J, Takami M, Lehmann HI, Parker KD, Johnson SB, and Packer DL. Tissue Temperature Distribution of Second Generation Cryoballoon ablations in an In Vivo Model and Impact of Freezing Cycle Length on Efficacy and Safety. Heart Rhythm 2014;11(5suppl):S140.

        Misiri J, Takami M, Lehmann HI, Parker, KD, Johnson SB, and Packer DL. Biophysical Validation of Simultaneous Multipolar, Contact Sensing Ablation with Hybrid Unipolar-Bipolar RF Delivery via a Curvilinear Irrigated Catheter In Vivo. Heart Rhythm 2014;11(5suppl):S369.

        Lehmann HI, Takami M, Misiri J, Cusma JT, Johnson SB, Asirvatham S, Kapa S, Ma DJ, Miller RC, Herman MG, and Packer DL. Delineation of Target Locations and Organs at Risk for Particle Beam Therapy: Atlas for Extracorporeal CT-based Ablation of Cardiac Tissue. Heart Rhythm 2014;11(5suppl):S365.

        Takami M, Lehmann HI, Parker KD, Johnson SB, Packer DL. The Impact of Left Atrial Ablation Procedure and Strategy on Microemboli Formation During Irrigated RF Catheter Ablation in an in vivo Model. Circulation. 2014;130:A16754

        Lehmann HI, Graeff C, Lugenbiel P, Constantinescu A, Richter D, Takami M, Eichhorn A, Simoniello P, Fournier C, Erbeldinger N, Fiedler F, Helmbrecht S, Kaderka R, Rivinius R, Rahm AK, Thomas D, Katus HA, Johnson SB, Parker KD, Kruse JJ, Cusma JT, Debus J, Haberer T, Asirvatham SJ, Miller RC, Herman MG, Durante M, Bert C, Packer DL. Arrhythmia Ablation Using Pencil Beam Scanned Carbon Ions in a Porcine Model: First Data from the 12C for Catheter-free Ablation Study. Heart Rhythm 2015;12:S184.

        Lehmann HI, Deisher AJ, Takami M, Song L, Kruse JJ, Parker KD, Johnson SB, Suddendorf SH, Cusma JT, Ma DJ, Kapa S, Asirvatham SJ, Miller RC, Herman MG, Packer DL. Catheter-free AV node Ablation in an Intact Porcine Model Using Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. Heart Rhythm 2015;12:S184.

        Takami M, Lehmann HI, Parker KD, Johnson SB, Packer DL. The Comparison of Microemboli Formation between New Designed Open Irrigation RF Catheter and Standard Irrigation Catheter during LA Ablation Procedure Using in Vivo Swine Model. Presented Heart Rhythm 2015;12:S507.

        Takami M, Lehmann HI, Parker KD, Johnson SB, Packer DL. The Impact of Steam Pops on Microemboli Formation during Irrigated RF Catheter Ablation in Left Atrium in an in vivo Model. Heart Rhythm 2015;12:S281.

        Constantinescu A, Eichhorn A, Lehmann HI, Lugenbiel P, Takami M, Richter D, Prall M, Thomas D, Bert C, Katus HA, Packer DL, Durante M, Graeff C. Treatment Planning for Catheter-free Ablation in a Porcine Model Using Scanned Carbon Ion Beams. Heart Rhythm 2015;12:S197.

        Deisher AJ, Lehmann HI, Anderson SE, Cusma JT, Herman MG, Johnson SB, Parker KD, Song L, Takami M, Kruse JJ, Packer DL. Catheter-free Ablation with External Photon Radiation: Treatment Planning, Delivery Considerations, and Correlation of Effects with Delivered Dose. Heart Rhythm 2015;12:S121.

        Simoniello P, Lehmann HI, Erbeldinger N, Lugenbiel P, Takami M, Richter D, Eichhorn A, Prall M, Constantinescu A, Thomas D, Kaderka R, Bert C, Graeff C, Packer DL, Durante M, Fournier C. Biological effects in irradiated hearts using carbon ions for cardiac ablation treatment in pigs. Presented IBIBAM 2015.

        Graeff C, Lehmann HI, Constantinescu AM, Lugenbiel P, Takami M, Prall M, Richter D, Eichhorn A, Helmbrecht S, Thomas D, Bert C, Durante M, and Packer DL. Catheter-free Arrhythmia Ablation Using Scanned Carbon Ion Beams in a Porcine Model. Presented PTCOG 2015.

        Takami M, Misiri J, Lehmann HI, Parker KD, Johnson SB, Sarmiento RI, Packer DL. Effect of Different Cryoablation Time and Balloon Size on the Thermodynamics and Efficacy during Pulmonary Vein Isolation Using Cryoballoon Technology. Japanese Circulation Society Meeting 2015.

        Takami M, Misiri J, Lehmann HI, Parker KD, Johnson SB, Sarmiento RI, Packer DL. The Impact of Tissue Thermodynamics on Pulmonary Vein Conduction Using Cryoballoon Ablation Technology in an In Vivo Model. Japanese Circulation Society Meeting 2015.

        Eichhorn A, Constantinescu A, Lehmann HI, Lugenbiel P, Takami M, Richter D, Prall M, Thomas D, Bert C, Packer DL, Durante M, Graeff C. Treatment planning study to ablate cardiac arrhythmias with scanned carbon ions. Med Phys. 2015 Jun;42(6):3198.

        Eichhorn A, Constantinescu A, Lehmann HI, Lugenbiel P, Takami M, Richter D, Prall M, Kaderka R, Thomas D, Bert C, Packer DL, Durante M, Graeff C. Planungsstudie zur nicht-invasiven Ablation von Herzrhythmusstörungen mit einem gescannten Kohlenstoffstrahl. Accepted.

        Deisher A, Anderson S, Cusma J, Herman M, Johnson SB, Lehmann HI, Packer DL, Parker KD, Song L, Takami M, Kruse J. Catheter-free Ablation with External Photon Radiation: Treatment Planning, Delivery Considerations, and Correlation of Effects with Delivered Dose. Med Phys. 2015 Jun;42(6)3674-3675.

        Lehmann HI, Fiedler F, Helmbrecht S, Graeff C, Lugenbiel P, Constantinescu A, Richter D, Takami M, Eichhorn A, Simoniello P, Fournier C, Erbeldinger N, Kaderka R, Rivinius R, Rahm AK, Thomas D, Katus HA, Johnson SB, Parker KD, Kruse JJ, Cusma JT, Debus J, Haberer T, Asirvatham SJ, Durante M, Bert C, Packer DL. In-Beam PET Verification of Catheter-free Arrhythmia Ablation by Scanned Carbon-12 Ion Beam Irradiation. Circulation; 2015, 3: A12443-A12443.

        Lehmann HI, Simoniello P, Graeff C, Constantinescu A, Takami M, Lugenbiel P, Richter D, Eichhorn A, Prall M, Kaderka R, Fournier C, Erbeldinger N, Rahm AK, Rivinius R, Thomas D, Katus H, Johnson S, Parker KD, Bert C, PhD, Asirvatham SJ, Durante M, Packer DL. Biophysics of Tissue Ablation in Catheter-free Ablation with Carbon Ion Beams. Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions 2016.

        Lehmann HI, Graeff C, Constantinescu A, Deisher A, Takami M, Lugenbiel P, Richter D, Prall M, Kaderka R, Eichhorn A, Simoniello P, Thomas D, Katus H, Herman MG, Miller R, Johnson SB, Parker KD, Fournier C, Asirvatham SJ, Bert C, Durante M, Packer DL. Comparison of Photon versus Scanned Carbon Particle Irradiation for Catheter-free Arrhythmia Ablation in a Porcine Model. Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions 2016.

        Suzuki A, Wang S, Lehmann HI, Parker KD, Viker KB, Johnson SB, Packer DL. Characteristics of lesions created by a novel irrigated balloon radiofrequency ablation catheter in the canine heart. Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions 2016.

        Suzuki A, Wang S, Lehmann HI, Parker KD, Viker KB, Johnson SB, Packer DL. Preliminary Investigation of the Characteristics of Lesions Created by a Novel Cryo-linear Ablation Catheter in the Canine Heart. Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions 2016.

        Yijia Li

        Primary Research Area of Interest:  HIV/AIDS

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Infectious Diseases/HIV Medicine

        Research Project Title:  Longitudinal observation of pulmonary function in HIV-infected population and neurocognitive change in HIV-infected subjects who switch from efavirenz-based regimens to efavirenz-free regimens

        Mentor:  Dr. Alison Morris

        Matched to: Massachusetts General Hospital, Infectious Diseases Fellowship

        Publications +

        Huanling Wang*, YiJia Li*, Chengda Zhang et al. Immunological and virological responses to cART in HIV/HBV co-infected patients form a multicenter cohort. AIDS 2012; 26(14): 1755-1763. *, equal contribution.

        Yijia Li, Huanling Wang, Taisheng Li. Hepatitis B/Human Immunodeficiency Virus coinfection: interaction between HIV infection, chronic HBV infection and host immunity. Chin Med J (Engl). 2012; 125(13):2371-7.

        Lijun Gu, Yang Han, Yijia Li et al. Emergence of Lamivudine-resistant HBV during ART including Lamivudine for patients co-infected with HIV and HBV in China. PLoS One 2015; 10(8): e0134539.

        Yijia Li, Jing Xie, Yang Han et al. Combination Antiretroviral Therapy was Associated with Reduction in Liver Fibrosis in Subjects with HIV-1 Infection. Medicine 2016; 95(5):e2660.

        Yijia Li, Jing Xie, Yang Han et al. Lamivudine with or without tenofovir disoproxil fumarate for treatment of hepatitis B in HIV/HBV co-infected treatment-naïve patients. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr.; 72(1):39-45.

        Jing Xie, Yang Han, Zhifeng Qiu, Yijia Li, Yanling Li, Xiaojing Song et al. Prevalence of Hepatitis B and C Viruses in HIV-Infected Patients in China: a Multicenter Study. J Int AIDS Soc. 2016; 19(1):20659.

        Yijia Li, Yang Han, Jing Xie et al. CRF01_AE subtype is associated with X4 tropism and fast HIV progression in Chinese patients infected through sexual transmission. AIDS. 2014; 28 (4):521-30.

        Yijia Li, Lijun Gu, Yang Han et al. HIV-1 subtype B/B’ and baseline drug resistance mutation are associated with virologic failure: a multicenter cohort study in China. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015; 68(3):289-97.

        Ying Cao, Yang Han, Jing Xie, Qu Cui, Lixia Zhang, Yijia Li, et al. Impact of a tenofovir disoproxil fumarate plus ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitor-based regimen on renal function in HIV-infected

        Yang Han*, Yijia Li*, Jing Xie et al. Week 120 Efficacy of Tenofovir, Lamivudine and Lopinavir/r-Based Second-line Antiretroviral Therapy in Treatment-Experienced HIV Patients. PLoS One, 2015; 10(3): e0120705. *, equal contribution.

        Taisheng Li, Jing Xie, Yijia Li et al. Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F extract in cART-treated HIV patients with poor immune response: a pilot study to assess its immunomodulatory effects and safety. HIV Clinical Trials, 2015; 16(2): 49-56.

        Taisheng Li, Fuping Guo, Yijia Li et al. An antiretroviral regimen containing 6 months of stavudine followed by long-term zidovudine for first-line HIV therapy is optimal in resource-limited settings: a prospective, multicenter study in China. Chin Med J (Engl). 2014; 127(1):59-65.

        Hongwei Fan, Fuping Guo, Yijia Li et al. Prevalence of thrombocytopenia among Chinese adult antiretroviral-naïve HIV-positive patients. Chin Med J (Engl). 2015; 128(4):459-64.

        Chen Wang, Yijia Li, Yiqing Zheng et al. Glucocorticoid decreases airway tone via a nongenomic pathway. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2012; 183(1):10-4.

        Chen Wang, Yijia Li, Jimin Cao. Specificity out of clutter: a hypothetic role of G protein-coupled receptors in the non-genomic effect of steroids. FEBS Lett. 2013; 587(7):823-5.

        Chen Wang, Wenying Qiu, Yiqing Zheng, Hui Li, Yijia Li, Bing Feng, et al. Extraneuronal Monoamine Transporter Mediates the Permissive Action of Cortisol in the Guinea Pig Trachea: Possible Involvement of Tracheal Chondrocytes. PLoS One 2013; 8 (1): e76193.

        Jing Li, Fang Wu, Feng Sheng, Yijia Li, Da Jin, Xue Ding, Shuping Zhang. NOK/STYK1 interacts with GSK-3ß and mediates Ser9 phosphorylation through activated Akt. FEBS Lett. 2012; 586(21):3787-92.

        Fuping Guo, Yan Liu, Yijia Li et al. Disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex infection manifested as Brown-Séquard syndrome in an HIV-infected patient. Chin Med J (Engl). 2014;127(4):799.

        Fuping Guo, Hongwei Fan, Zhengyin Liu, Qiwei Yang, Yijia Li, Taisheng Li. Brain Abscess Caused by Bacillus megaterium in an Adult Patient. Chin Med J (Engl). 2015;128(11): 1552-1554.

        Conference Abstracts

        2016 in Boston, MA, U.S., Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2016), poster session (Abstract Title: Baseline IL-18 Level is Associated with HBeAg Seroconversion in HIV/HBV Co-Infection. Abstract #: 16-139).

        2015 in Vancouver, BC, Canada, 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015), poster session (Abstract Title: Lamivudine (3TC) with or without tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) for treatment of hepatitis B in HIV-HBV co-infected treatment-naïve patients. Abstract#: A-729-0107-00740).

        2013 in Atlanta, GA, U.S., Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013), poster session (Abstract Title: CRF01_AE Subtype Is Associated with Faster Disease Progression in Chinese HIV-1 Sexually Infected Patients. Abstract #: I-123).

        2012 in Shanghai, China, 14th International Symposium on Viral Hepatitis and liver Disease (ISVHLD), poster session (Abstract Title : HBV serostatus is associated with HIV progression but not response to antiretroviral therapy. Abstract #: SA01065).

        George Triantafyllou

        Primary Research Area of Interest:  Vascular biology of pulmonary circulation

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Pulmonary Critical Care

        Research Project Title:  The role of a high frequency genetic polymorphism in the cardiovascular system of African Americans

        Mentor:  Dr. Adam Straub

        Matched to: UPMC, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

        Publications +

        Triantafyllou A, Anyfanti P, Triantafyllou G, Zabulis X, Aslanidis S, Douma S. Impaired metabolic profile is a predictor of capillary rarefaction in a population of hypertensive and normotensive individuals. J Am Soc Hypertens, 2016, In Press

        Triantafyllou GA, Paschou SA, Mantzoros CS. Leptin and Hormones: Energy Homeostasis. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am , 2016, In Press

        Farr OM, Tsoukas MA, Triantafyllou G, Dincer F, Filippaios A, Ko BJ, Mantzoros CS. Short-term administration of the GLP-1 analog liraglutide decreases circulating leptin and increases GIP levels and these changes are associated with alterations in CNS responses to food cues: A randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover study. Metabolism, 2016, In Press.

        Triantafyllou A, Anyfanti P, Pyrpasopoulou A, Triantafyllou G, Aslanidis S, Douma S. Capillary rarefaction as an index for the microvascular assessment of hypertensive patients. Curr Hypertens Rep, 2015 May; 17(5):33

        Spyratos D, Sioutas C, Tsiotsios A, Haidich AB, Chloros D, Triantafyllou G, Sichletidis L. Effects of particulate air pollution on nasal and lung function development among Greek children: a 19-year cohort study. Int J Environ Health Res, 2014 Nov. [Epub ahead of print]

        Anyfanti P, Pyrpasopoulou A, Triantafyllou A, Triantafyllou G, Gavriilaki E, Chatzimichailidou S, Gkaliagkousi E, Petidis K, Aslanidis S, Douma S. Association between mental health disorders and sexual dysfunction in patients suffering from rheumatic diseases. J Sex Med, 2014 Nov; 11(11):2653-60

        Anyfanti P, Gavriilaki E, Pyrpasopoulou A, Triantafyllou G, Triantafyllou A, Chatzimichailidou S, Gkaliagkousi E, Aslanidis S, Douma S. Depression, anxiety, and quality of life in a large cohort of patients with rheumatic diseases: common, yet undertreated. Clin Rheumatol, 2014 May. [Epub ahead of print]

        Triantafyllou A, Anyfanti P, Gavriilaki E, Zabulis X, Gkaliagkousi E, Petidis K, Triantafyllou G, Gkolias V, Pyrpasopoulou A, Douma S. Association between retinal vessel caliber and arterial stiffness in a population comprised of normotensive to early-stage hypertensive individuals. Am J Hypertens, 2014 Dec; 27(12):1472-8

        Gkaliagkousi E, Gavriilaki E, Nikolaidou B, Triantafyllou G, Douma S. Exercise-induced pulse wave velocity changes in untreated patients with essential hypertension: the effect of an angiotensin receptor antagonist. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich), 2014 Jul; 16(7):482-7

        Sichletidis L, Spyratos D, Tsiotsios A, Haidich A-B , Chloros D, Ganidis I, Michailidis D, Triantafyllou G, Kottakis G, Melas D. Exposure to PM10 as a risk factor for the development of nasal obstruction and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Int J Occup Environ Health, 2014 Jan; 20(1):9-15

        Gavriilaki E, Gkaliagkousi E, Nikolaidou B, Triantafyllou G, Chatzopoulou F, Douma S. Increased thrombotic and impaired fibrinolytic response to acute exercise in patients with essential hypertension: The effect of treatment with an Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker. J Hum Hypertens, 2014 Oct; 28(10):606-9

        Anyfanti P, Pyrpasopoulou A, Triantafyllou A, Doumas M, Gavriilaki E, Triantafyllou G, Gkaliagkousi E, Chatzimichailidou S, Petidis K, Avagianou PA, Zamboulis C, Aslanidis S, Douma S. The impact of frequently encountered cardiovascular risk factors on sexual dysfunction in rheumatic disorders. Andrology, 2013 Jul; 1(4):556-62

        Panagopoulos P, Triantafyllou G, Mironidou-Tzouveleki M. Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors, Angiotensin Receptor Blockers and the effectiveness of their combination. Review of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics, 22: 431-438 (2008)

        Karim Yatim

        Primary Research Area of Interest:  Renal Immunology

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Nephrology (AKI and hemodialysis)

        Research Project Title:  Adequacy of dialysis treatments in inpatient setting (primarily ICU patients)

        Mentor:  Dr. Palevsky

        Matched to: Allegheny General West Penn Hospital, Hospitalist

        Publications +

        Yatim KM, Lakkis FG. A brief journey through the immune system. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Jul 7;10(7):1274-81. doi: 10.2215/CJN.10031014. Epub 2015 Apr 6. Review

        Yatim KM, Oberbarnscheidt MH. Endotoxin and AKI: Macrophages Protect after Preconditioning. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Jun;26(6):1231-2. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2014101042. Epub 2014 Nov 14. No abstract available

        Entering 2015

        Aleksandr Andreev

        Primary Research Area of Interest:  Oncology

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Oncology

        Research Project Title:  Dissecting the genetic architecture of metastatic melanoma

        Mentor:  Dr. John Kirkwood

        Matched to: MD Anderson, Heme/Onc Fellowship

        Publications +

        Phenotypic Characterization of a Comprehensive Set of MAPK1/ERK2 Missense Mutants.
        Brenan L, Andreev A, Cohen O, Pantel S, Kamburov A, Cacchiarelli D, Persky NS, Zhu C, Bagul M, Goetz EM, Burgin AB, Garraway LA, Getz G, Mikkelsen TS, Piccioni F, Root DE, Johannessen CM.
        Cell Rep. 2016 Oct 18;17(4):1171-1183. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.09.061.

        Dissecting the multicellular ecosystem of metastatic melanoma by single-cell RNA-seq.
        Tirosh I, Izar B, Prakadan SM, Wadsworth MH 2nd, Treacy D, Trombetta JJ, Rotem A, Rodman C, Lian C, Murphy G, Fallahi-Sichani M, Dutton-Regester K, Lin JR, Cohen O, Shah P, Lu D, Genshaft AS, Hughes TK, Ziegler CG, Kazer SW, Gaillard A, Kolb KE, Villani AC, Johannessen CM, Andreev AY, Van Allen EM, Bertagnolli M, Sorger PK, Sullivan RJ, Flaherty KT, Frederick DT, Jané-Valbuena J, Yoon CH, Rozenblatt-Rosen O, Shalek AK, Regev A, Garraway LA.

        A chemical screen identifies small molecules that regulate hepcidin expression.
        Gaun V, Patchen B, Volovetz J, Zhen AW, Andreev A, Pollastri MP, Fraenkel PG.
        Blood Cells Mol Dis. 2014 Dec;53(4):231-40. doi: 10.1016/j.bcmd.2014.06.002.

        Sokratis Apostolidis

        Primary Research Area of Interest:  Autoimmunity, Lupus, T cell immune responses

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Rheumatology

        Research Project Title:  Single cell RNA sequencing reveals an endothelial cell injury pattern in scleroderma skin

        Mentor:  Dr. Robert Lafyatis

        Matched to: University of Pennsylvania, Rheumatology Fellowship

        Publications +

        Journal Articles:

        Rodriguez-Rodriguez N, Apostolidis SA, Penaloza-MacMaster P, Martin Villa JM, Barouch DH, Tsokos GC, Crispin JC. Programmed Cell Death 1 and Helios Distinguish TCR-aß+ Double-Negative (CD4-CD8-) T Cells That Derive from Self-Reactive CD8 T Cells. J Immunol. 2015 Mar 30.

        Hedrich CM, Rauen T, Apostolidis SA, Grammatikos AP, Rodriguez Rodriguez N, Ioannidis C, Kyttaris VC, Crispin JC, Tsokos GC. Stat3 promotes IL-10 expression in lupus T cells through trans-activation and chromatin remodeling. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Sep; 111(37): 13457-13462.

        Hedrich CM, Crispin JC, Rauen T, Ioannidis C, Koga T, Rodriguez Rodriguez N, Apostolidis SA, Kyttaris VC, Tsokos GC. cAMP responsive element modulator (CREM)a mediates chromatin remodeling of CD8 during the generation of CD3+CD4-CD8- T cells. J Biol Chem. 2013 Dec 2.

        Apostolidis SA, Rauen T, Hedrich CM, Tsokos GC, Crispín JC. Protein phosphatase 2A enables expression of interleukin 17 (IL-17) through chromatin remodeling. J Biol Chem. 2013 Sep 13;288(37):26775-84. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M113.48374.

        Hedrich CM, Crispin JC, Rauen T, Ioannidis C, Apostolidis SA, Lo MS, Kyttaris VC, Tsokos GC. cAMP response element modulator a controls IL2 and IL17A expression during CD4 lineage commitment and subset distribution in lupus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Oct 9;109(41):16606-11.

        Crispín JC, Apostolidis SA (co-first author), Rosetti F, Keszei M, Wang N, Terhorst C, Mayadas TN, Tsokos GC. Cutting edge: protein phosphatase 2A confers susceptibility to autoimmune disease through an IL-17-dependent mechanism. J Immunol. 2012 Apr 15;188(8):3567-71.

        Apostolidis SA, Lieberman LA, Kis-Toth K, Crispín JC, Tsokos GC. The dysregulation of cytokine networks in systemic lupus erythematosus. J Interferon Cytokine Res. 2011 Oct;31(10):769-79.

        Crispín JC, Apostolidis SA, Finnell MI, Tsokos GC. Induction of PP2A Bß, a regulator of IL-2 deprivation-induced T-cell apoptosis, is deficient in systemic lupus erythematosus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Jul 26;108(30):12443-8.

        Apostolidis SA, Crispín JC, Tsokos GC. IL-17-producing T cells in lupus nephritis. Lupus. 2011 Feb;20(2):120-4.

        Book Chapters:

        Apostolidis SA, Crispin JC, Tsokos GC. Chapter 214. Systemic autoimmune diseases. The Encyclopedia of Human Biology 3rd edition, Elsevier, Academic Press.

        Abstracts/Presentations:

        Apostolidis SA, Crispín JC, Rauen T, Thai TH, Tsokos GC. Protein phosphatase 2A facilitates IL-17 production by promoting accessibility to the IL-17 locus. Immunology 2011, The American Association of Immunologists (AAI), San Fransisco, May 13-17, 2011.

        Crispin JC, Apostolidis SA, Finnell M, Tsokos GC. Induction of PP2A Bß, a novel regulator of IL-2 deprivation-induced T cell apoptosis, is deficient in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Immunology 2011, The American Association of Immunologists (AAI), San Fransisco, May 13-17, 2011.

        Apostolidis SA, Crispin JC, Tsokos GC. Increased levels of PP2A promote inflammation in lupus by facilitating IL-17 transcription. 4th Annual Symposium on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Boston, October 13-14, 2011.

        Apostolidis SA, Crispín JC, Rosetti F, Mayadas TN, Tsokos GC. Protein phosphatase 2A predisposes to autoimmunity by facilitating IL-17 production through epigenetic changes of the Il17 locus. Th7 Cells in Health and Disease, Keystone Symposium, Colorado, February 5-10, 2012.

        Apostolidis SA, Crispin JC, Tsokos GC. PP2A enables expression of IL-17 through chromatin remodeling. 6th Annual Symposium on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Boston, October 18, 2013.

        Hedrich CM, Crispin JC, Rauen T, Ioannidis C, Koga T, Rodriguez-Rodriguez N, Apostolidis SA, Kyttaris VC, Tsokos GC. CAMP Responsive Element Modulator (CREM) a Governs CD8 Expression and Contributes to the Generation of CD3+CD4-CD8- T Cells in Lupus. American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Meeting; San Diego, CA, October 2013.

        Rodriguez-Rodriguez N, Apostolidis SA, Nguen T, Villa JM, Tsokos GC, Crispin JC. Modulation of CD8 expression represents a novel mechanism of peripheral tolerance. Immunology 2014, The American Association of Immunologists (AAI), Pittsburgh, May 2-6, 2014.

        Apostolidis SA, Rodriguez-Rodriguez N, Dioufa N, Crispin JC, Tsokos M, Tsokos GC. The B’ Family of Protein Phosphatase 2a is Indispensable for the Stability of T Regulatory Cells. FOCIS Symposium 2014, Chicago, June 25-28, 2014.

        Crispin JC, Apostolidis SA, Rodriguez-Rodriguez N, Nguen T, Tsokos GC. B55beta Regulates T Cell Survival through the Modulation of AKT during Cytokine Deprivation. American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2014.

        Konstantinos Lontos

        Primary Research Area of Interest:  Hematologic Malignancies

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Hematology, Benign and Malignant

        Research Project Title:  1) AML prognosis in solid organ transplant patients;  2) Semaphorin4D in Multiple Myeloma

        Mentor:  Dr. Michael Boyiadzis;  Dr. Deborah Galson

        Matched to: UPMC, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

        Publications +

        Publications:

        Mavridis I, Lontos K, Anagnostopoulou S. Meningioma compressing the premotor cortex misdiagnosed for a stroke. ANZ J Surg. 2012 Nov;82(11):857.

        Mavridis I, Lontos K, Anagnostopoulou S. Absent falx cerebelli: Report of a rare case. Anat Sci Int. 2013 Jun;88(3):181-2.

        Mavridis I, Lontos K, Anagnostopoulou S. Functional areas of the human brain: cortical thickness-based correlations. World J Neurology 2013 Sept 28;3(3):67-74.

        Poster Presentations:

        Kerezoudis P, Lontos K, Apostolopoulou A, Christofides A, et al Lupus in Medical Education: Student Awareness of Basic, Clinical and Interdisciplinary Aspects of Complex Disease Processes. European Lupus Meeting, 23-26 April 2014.

        Siyi Shangguan

        Primary Research Area of Interest:  Cardiology

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Cardiology

        Research Project Title:  Association of blood levels of marine omega-3 fatty acids with progression of aortic calcification in international multi-ethnic cohort of men aged 40-49 years: ERA JUMP Study

        Mentor:  Dr. Akira Sekikawa

        Matched to: Massachusetts General Hospital, Hospitalist

        Publications +

        Ashkan Afshin, Jose Penalvo, Liana Del Gobbo, Michael Karshaf, Renata Micha, Kurtis Morrish, Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard, Colin Rehm, Siyi Shangguan, Jessica D. Smith, Dariush Mozaffarian. CVD prevention through policy: a review of mass media, food/menu labeling, taxation/subsidies, built environment, school procurement, worksite wellness, and marketing standards to improve diet. Current Cardiology Reports. 2015, 17(11): 98.

        GBD 2013 Risk Factor Collaborators (Group author). Global, regional and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental/occupational and metabolic risks or clusters of risks in 188 countries 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the GBD 2013. Lancet. Epub ahead of print on 9/12/2015.

        GBD DALYs and HALE Collaborators (Group author). Global, regional, and national DALYs for 306 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy for 188 countries, 1990-2013: quantifying the epidemiological transition. Lancet. Epub ahead of print on 8/27/2015.

        Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 Collaborators (Group author). Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet. 2015. 386(9995):743-800.

        GBD 2013 Mortality and Causes of Death Collaborators (Group author). Global, regional, and national age-sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet. 2015.

        Siyi Shangguan, Jessica Smith, Wenjie Ma, Lauren Tanz, Ashkan Afshin, Dariush Mozaffarian. Effectiveness of Point-of-purchase Labeling on Dietary Behaviors and Nutrient Contents of Foods: a Systemic Review and Meta-analysis. Poster presented 2015 AHA EPI/LIFESTYLE meeting, Baltimore, MD. 2015 (March). Same abstract published in Circulation. 2015: 131(Suppl 1): AP323.

        Moshe Vardi, Lanyu Lei, Siyi Shangguan, Gheorghe Doros. Variability in Freedom from Loss of Primary Patency Results in Trials Assessing Stent Implantation in the Superficial Femoral Artery. [J] The Journal of Invasive Cardiology, 2014(26):614-7. PMID: 25364004.

        Ashkan Afshin, Siyi Shangguan, Marik Nomura-Baba, Yara Abu Awad, Michael Reich, Dariush Mozaffarian. A Systematic Review of Current Dietary Policies for Reducing Cardiometabolic Diseases in the Middle East. Poster presented at the AHA EPI/LIFESTYLE meeting, San Francisco, CA. 2014(March). Same abstract published in Circulation 2014, 129(Suppl 1): AP 241.

        Yong H, Cui M, Zhang Y, Siyi Shangguan, Yong H. Effects of statin loading before primary PCI on coronary endothelial function and inflammation. Abstract published in Heart 2012(92): E269.

        Anam Waheed

        Primary Research Area of Interest:  Cardiology

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Cardiology

        Research Project Title:  Association of Right Ventricular Function with Outcomes in Patients Undergoing TAVR

        Mentor:  Dr. Marc Simon

        Matched to: Boston University, Cardiology Fellowship

        Publications +

        Refereed Articles

        El-Chami MF, Merchant F, Waheed AA, Khattak F, El-Khalil J, Patel A, Sayegh MN, Desai Y, Leon AR, Saba S. Predictors and Outcomes of Lead Extraction Requiring a bailout femoral approach. Heart Rhythm. 2017 Feb 13. pii: S1547-5271(17)30079-6. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.01.029.

        Waheed AA, Saba S, Lee J  Letter to the Editor. JACC Clinical Electrophysiology. Manuscript Accepted for Publication. In response to:  “Increased Incidence of Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients With Advanced Cancer and Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators”

        St Denis TG, Aziz K, Waheed AA, Huang YY, Sharma SK, Mroz P, Hamblin MR Combination Approaches to potentiate immune response after photodynamic therapy for cancer. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2011, 10, 792-801

        Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

        Abid, S., Ali, S., Baig, M. A., & Waheed AA. (2015). Is it time to replace propranolol with carvedilol for portal hypertension?. World journal of gastrointestinal endoscopy, 7(5), 532..

        Waheed AA., Najia K. Ghanchi, Karim A. Rehman, Afsheen Raza, Syed F. Mahmood, and Mohammad A. Beg. “Vivax malaria and chloroquine resistance: a neglected disease as an emerging threat.” Malaria journal 14, no. 1 (2015): 146.

        Mctigue K, Hartelius J, Anderson T, Allsup A, Alston T, Chuang C, Dillon S, Ford D, Gunturi N, Hess R, Lester K, Larson S, Leon-Jhong A, MCoy D, Paranjape A, Uhrig J, Waheed AA, Mitchell G. Using a deliberative forum for engaging health system and health plan leaders to prioritize research topics. Submitted to JGIM

        Non Refereed

        Cardiology Handbook for Residents. Chief Editor

        An Insurance Plan for the ACA. OP-Ed Published in Pittsburgh Gazette.

        Entering 2014

        Venkata Akshintala

        Primary Research Area of Interest:  Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis, Pain in Pancreatitis

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Pancreatology

        Research Project Title:  A Randomized Trial of Rectal Indomethacin and Papillary Spray of Epinephrine Versus Rectal Indomethacin to Prevent Post-ERCP Pancreatitis in High Risk Patients (INDIEH)

        Mentor:  Dhiraj Yadav;  David Whitcomb

        Publications +

        Akshintala V.S., Hutfless S.M., Colantuoni E., Kim K.J., Khashab M.K., Li T., Elmunzer B.J., Puhan M.A., Lennon A.M., Okolo P.I., Palakurthy M.K., Kalloo A.N., Singh V.K. Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis: Pharmacologic Prophylaxis for Post-ERCP Pancreatitis. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics 2013 Dec; 38(11-12):1325-37

        Akshintala V.S., Saxena P., Zaheer A., Rana U., Hutfless S.M., Lennon A.M., Canto M.I., Kalloo A.N., Singh V.K. A comparative evaluation of outcomes of endoscopic versus percutaneous drainage for symptomatic pancreatic pseudocysts. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2014 Jun;79(6):921-8

        Akshintala V.S., Hutfless S.M., Yadav D., Khashab M.K., Lennon A.M., Makary M.A., Hirose K., Andersen A.K., Kalloo A.N., Singh V.K. A population-based study of severity in patients with acute on chronic pancreatitis. Pancreas 2013 Nov; 42(8):1245-50

        Afghani E.*, Akshintala V.S.*, Khashab M.A., Law J.K., Hutfless S.M., Kim K.J., Lennon A.M., Kalloo A.N., Singh V.K. 5Fr are superior to 3Fr pancreatic duct stents for the prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis in high risk patients: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. (*Both authors contributed equally) Endoscopy 2014 Jul;46(7):573-80

        Kochar B., Akshintala V.S., Elmunzer B.J., Afghani E., Hutfless S.M., Kim K.J., Lennon A.M., Khashab M., Kalloo A.N., Singh V.K. Incidence, severity and mortality of post-ERCP pancreatitis: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Epub ahead of print)

        Sinha A., Akshintala V.S., Afghani E., Singh V.K. A novel mutation in the cystic fibrosis trans-membrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene in an Indian patient with idiopathic chronic pancreatitis: a case report. Pancreas 2014 Jan; 43(1):146-7

        Woods R.W., Akshintala V.S., Singh V.K., Almulla A., Khan V.N., Cader R., Fishman E.K., Zaheer A. CT Severity of Post-ERCP Pancreatitis: Results from a Single Tertiary Medical Center. Abdominal Imaging 2014 (Epub ahead of print)

        Zaheer A., Singh V.K., Akshintala V.S., Kawamoto A., Tsai S.D., Gage K., Fishman E.K. Differentiating autoimmune pancreatitis from pancreatic adenocarcinoma using dual-phase computed tomography: an inter-observer study. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography 2014 Jan-Feb;38(1):146-52.

        Zaheer A., Halappa V.G., Akshintala V.S., Singh V.K., Kamel I.R. Renal lesions in autoimmune pancreatitis: Diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging for assessing response to corticosteroid therapy. Journal of Pancreas 2013 Sep 10; 14(5):506-9

        Law J.K., Ahmed A., Singh V.K., Akshintala V.S., Olsen M., Raman S.P., Ali S., Fishman E.K., Kamel I., Canto M.I., Dalmo M., Moran R.A., Khashab M.A., Goggins M., Hruban R.H., Wolfgang C.L., Lennon A.M. A systematic review of solid-pseudopapillary neoplasms: are these rare lesions? Pancreas 2014 Apr; 43(3):331-7.

        Sinha A., Cotsalas D., Akshintala V.S., Afghani E., Singh V.K. Transheterozygous PRSS1 R122C and SPINK1 N34S Mutations: Report of a Kindred and Review of the Literature. Pancreas (In Press)

        Khashab M.A., Saxena P., Sharaiha R., Messallam A., Akshintala V.S., Singh V.K., Lennon A.M., Canto M.I., Kalloo A.N., Pasricha P.J. “A Pilot Study of Scissorhands” Technique for Gastric ESD Using Novel Gel and Endoscopic Scissors in a Porcine Model (with Video). Digestive Endoscopy 2013 2014 May;26(3):365-8.

        Kumbhari V., Storm A., Khashab M.A., Canto M.I., Saxena P., Akshintala V.S., Messallam A., Singh V.K., Lennon A.M., Shin E.J., Law J.K., Okolo P.I. Deep Enteroscopy with Standard Endoscopes using a Novel Through-the-Scope Balloon (with Video). Endoscopy 2014 Aug;46(8):685-9

        Khashab M.A., Saxena P., Valeshabad A.K., Chavez Y.H., Zhang F., Akshintala V., Aguila G., Inoue H., Pasricha P.J., Neuhaus H., Kalloo A.N. Novel technique for submucosal tunneling and endoscopic resection of submucosal tumors (with video). Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2013; 77: 646-648

        Venkata Sandeep A., B. Devi Madhavi. Seroprevalence of hepatitis B and C among blood donors and a profile of hepatitis B seropositive blood donors. Review of Global Medicine and Healthcare Research 2010; 1: 352-360

        Chavez Y.H., Kratt T., K. Law J., Arezzo A., Sharaiha R.Z., Poley J.W., Kahaleh M., Thompson C.C., Ryan M.B., Choksi N., Elmunzer B.J., Gosain S., GoldbergE.M., Modayil R.J., Stavropoulos S., Schembre D.B., Dimaio C.J., Chandrasekhara V., Hasan M., Varadarajulu S., Hawes R., Gomez V., Woodward T.A., CohenS.R., Fluxa F., Vleggaar F.P., Raju G.S., Akshintala V.S., Khashab M. International multicenter experience with over-the-scope clipping device for endoscopic management of gastrointestinal defects in 188 patients. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2014 (Epub ahead of print)

        Anand G., Hutfless S.M., Akshintala V.S., Khashab M.A., Lennon A.M., Makary M.A., Hirose K., Andersen D.K., Kalloo A.N., Singh V.K. A population-based evaluation of severity and mortality among transferred patients with acute pancreatitis. Pancreas (Accepted)

        Adetola Ladejobi

        Primary Research Area of Interest:  Arrhythmia and Sudden Cardiac Arrest

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Arrhythmia and Sudden Cardiac Arrest

        Research Project Title:  1) Remote ischemic conditioning;   2) Implantable cardioverter defibrillators for secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death

        Mentor:  Dr. Samir Saba; Dr. Oladipupo Olafiranye

        Matched to: Mayo Clinic, Cardiology Fellowship

        Akshata Moghe

        Primary Research Area of Interest:  Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

        Research Project Title:  Role of beta-catenin in liver regeneration

        Mentor:  Dr. Satdarshan (Paul) Monga

        Matched to: UPMC, Gastroenterology Fellowship

        Publications +

        Gaetan Sgro, Mark T. Gladwin, Alexander Teng, Akshata Moghe, Shanta M. Zimmer, ‘Shining A Light on the Dark Side’ Ann Intern Med., 2016 Jan 5;164(1):69.

        Rajat Thawani, Akshata Moghe, Tushar Idhate, Manas Kalra, Amita Mahajan and Karl Anderson, ‘Porphyria cutanea tarda in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia’ QJM., 2016 Mar;109(3):191-2. Epub 2015 Aug 28.

        Jansen Seheult, Akshata Moghe, Octavia M. Palmer, ‘Highlighting Analytical Issues in the Quantitative Measurement of Urine Albumin’ American Society of Clinical Pathology Case Reports: Clinical Chemistry., 2015 Sep; 15(5).

        Akshata Moghe, Smita Ghare, Bryan Lamoreau, Mohammad Mohammad, Shirish Barve, Craig McClain and Swati Joshi-Barve, ‘Mechanisms of Acrolein Toxicity: Relevance to Human Disease’ Toxicol Sci., 2015 Feb;143(2):242-55.

        Smita Ghare, Swati Joshi-Barve, Akshata Moghe, Madhuvanti Patil, Leila Gobejishvili, David Barker, Guy N Brock , Matthew Cave, Craig J McClain and Shirish Barve, ‘Coordinated Histone H3 Methylation and Acetylation Regulate Physiologic and Pathologic Fas Ligand Gene Expression in Human CD4+ T Cells’ J Immunol., 2014 Jul 1;193(1):412-21.

        Irina Kirpich, Smita Ghare, Jingwen Zhang, Leila Gobejishvili, Giorgi Kharebava, Swati Joshi-Barve, David Barker, Akshata Moghe, Craig McClain, Shirish Barve, ‘Binge Alcohol-Induced Microvesicular Liver Steatosis and Injury are Associated with Down-Regulation of Hepatic Hdac 1, 7, 9, 10, 11 and Up-Regulation of Hdac 3’, Alcohol Clin Exp Res., 2012 Sep;36(9):1578-86.

        Shirish Barve, Akshata Moghe, Leila Gobejishvili, Swati Joshi-Barve and Craig J. McClain, ‘S-Adenosylmethionine (SAM) Deficiency in Alcoholic/Non- alcoholic Steatohepatitis: Potential Therapeutic Role of SAM’, Quarterly Reviews Trop Gastroenterol., 2011;32 (1(Supplement)): S38-46.

        Akshata Moghe, Swati Joshi-Barve, Smita Ghare, Leila Gobejishvili, Irina Kirpich, Craig J. McClain and Shirish Barve, ‘Histone Modifications and Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease: Are Altered Nutrients the Missing Link?’, World Journal of Gastroenterology, 2011 March 14; 17(10).

        Shirish Barve, Roma Kapoor, Akshata Moghe, Julio A. Ramirez, John W. Eaton, Leila Gobejishvili, Swati Joshi-Barve and Craig J. McClain, ‘Alcohol Use, Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) and Liver Disease in HIV-Infected Patients’, Alcohol Research and Health, 2010, Volume 33 (3): 229-236.

        ONLINE PUBLICATIONS:

        Akshata Moghe, John D. Phillips and Karl E. Anderson. Haem Biosynthesis. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0000556.pub2] (Mar 2, 2016 – accepted, in production).

        Peng Zhang

        Primary Research Area of Interest:  Airway and interstitial lung disease

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Asthma, ARDS, critical care

        Research Project Title:  Obesity, metabolic syndrome and asthma; severe asthma

        Mentors:  Dr. Fernando Holguin, Dr. Sally Wenzel

        Matched to: Cleveland Clinic, Pulmonology Fellowship

        Publications +

        Zhang P, Nouraie M, Forno E, Wolfe B, Khandelwa S, Courcoulas A, Holguin F, ‘Metabolic syndrome limits the bariatrically-induced weight loss benefit on asthma control’ Am J Respire Crit Care Med., 193;2016:A1388.

        Entering 2013

        Azariyas Challa

        Primary Research Area of Interest:  Vascular Remodeling

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Cardiology

        Research Project Title:  Molecular mechanisms regulating Vascular Remodeling in cardiovascular disease

        Mentor:  Dr. Mark Gladwin

        Matched to: UPMC McKeesport, Hospitalist

        Bhavana Bhagya Rao

        Primary Research Area of Interest:  Gastroenterology

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

        Research Project Title:  Clinical application of whole exome sequencing in inflammatory bowel disease

        Mentor:  Dr. David Binion

        Matched to: Cleveland Clinic, Gastroenterology Fellowship

        Publications +

        Publications:

        Talukdar R., Bhattacharyya A., Rao B., Sharma M, Rao G., Reddy N. Clinical utility of the Revised Atlanta classification of Acute Pancreatitis in a Prospective cohort: Have all loose ends been tied? June 2014. Pancreatology. Publication status: Accepted.

        Krishna S.G., Rao B.B., Lee J.H., Ramireddy S., Guindani M., Ross W.A. Safety of endoscopic interventions in patients with thrombocytopenia. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Apr 8. pii: S0016-5107(14)00193-X. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2014.02.023. [Epub ahead of print]

        Rao B.B., Oza M.V., Swanson B., Krishna S.G. Intratumoral endoscopy and diagnosis of a large gastrointestinal stromal tumor. Journal of gastrointestinal cancer. J Gastroint Cancer.Mar 18. [Epub ahead of print]

        Peer reviewed published articles:

        Bhagya Rao B., Bhattacharya A., Agrawal V. Renal outcomes of bariatric surgery in obese adults with diabetic kidney disease. Journal of Nephrology. Nov 2012. Publication status: Accepted.

        N. Thosani, S. Batra, B. Bhagya Rao, Y. Ghouri, S. Guha. Role of Argon Plasma Coagulation in management of bleeding GI tumors: Evaluating Outcomes and Survival. Sept 2013. Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology. Publication status: Accepted.

        Machicado JD, Bhagya-Rao B, Davogustto G et al. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis following seasonal influenza vaccination in an elderly patient: a case report. Clinical and vaccine immunology : CVI 2013, DOI: 10.1128/cvi.00307-13:

        Krishna SG, Rao BB, Lee JH. Endoscopic sonography and sonographically guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of unusual pancreatic metastases from synovial sarcoma. Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU 2013, DOI: 10.1002/jcu.22089:

        Bhagya Rao B., Kalayarasan R., Kate V., Ananthakrishnan N., “Venous Thromboembolism in Cancer Patients Undergoing Major Abdominal Surgery: Prevention and Management,” ISRN Vascular Medicine, vol. 2012, Article ID 783214, 22 pages, 2012. doi:10.5402/2012/783214

        Rao BB, Kate V. Problem solving interactive clinical seminars for undergraduates. J Pharmacol Pharmacother 2012; 3(2): 205-206 [PMID: 22629104 PMCID: 3356970 DOI: 10.4103/0976-500x.95539]

        Peer reviewed published abstracts:

        Krishna SG, Bhagya Rao B, Lee JH et al. 415 Evaluating Safety of Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopy, Mucosal Biopsy and Polypectomy in Patients With Thrombocytopenia. Gastrointestinal endoscopy 2013; 77: AB150

        Krishna SG, Bhagya Rao B, Lee JH et al. Tu1260 Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of Endoscopic Management of Gastrointestinal Bleeding (GIB) in Thrombocytopenic Patients. Gastrointestinal endoscopy 2013; 77: AB477-AB478

        B. Bhagya Rao, N. Thosani, S. Guha. Wide clinical spectrum of neuroendocrine differentiation in mixed endocrine- glandular tumors in two identical appearing polyps: a report of 2 cases. American Journal of Gastroenterology 2012; 107: S476 –S476.

        N. Thosani, S. Batra, B. Bhagya Rao, Y. Ghouri, S. Guha. Role of Argon Plasma Coagulation in management of bleeding GI tumors: Evaluating Outcomes and Survival. American Journal of Gastroenterology 2012; 107: S763- S763.

        N. Thosani, S. Batra, Y. Ghouri, B. Bhagya Rao, S. Kumar, S. Guha. Relative frequency of upper gastrointestinal lesions and outcomes in cancer patients with suspected upper gastrointestinal bleeding. American Journal of Gastroenterology 2012; 107: S607-S607.

        Talukdar R, Mitnala S, Radhika G, Kumar PP, Bhattacharyya A, Rao B, Rao GV, Rebala P, Reddy DN. Su1258 T-Helper Cell Profile in Patients With Chronic Pancreatitis With and Without Diabetes. Gastroenterology 2012; 142(5, Supplement 1): S-462-S-463 [DOI: 10.1016/s0016-5085(12)61750-8]

        Poster presentations:

        Rao B.B., Rivers C.R., Colombel JF.,Regueiro M.D., Swoger J., Schwartz M., Baidoo L., Hashash J.G., Barrie A.M., DunnM.A., Binion D.G. Stratification of Crohn’s disease patients using the Lemann index to quantify gut damage: A 5 year prospective study. Accepted for poster presentation at the American College of Gastroenterology meeting, Philadelphia, Oct 2014. Awarded ACG Governor’s award for Excellence in clinical research and ACG Presidential Poster Award

        Rao B.B., Click B., Coadario R. Successful management of refractory noninsulinoma pancreatogenous hypoglycemia syndrome with gastric bypass reversal: A case report. Accepted for poster presentation at the American College of Gastroenterology meeting, Philadelphia, Oct 2014.

        Krishna SG., Bhagya Rao B., Lee JH., Ramireddy S., Ross WA. Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of endoscopic management of gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) in thrombocytopenic patients. Presented at Digestive Disease Week conference, Orlando, USA, May 2013.

        B. Bhagya Rao, N. Thosani, S. Guha. Wide clinical spectrum of neuroendocrine differentiation in mixed endocrine- glandular tumors in two identical appearing polyps: a report of 2 cases. Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology meeting, Las Vegas,Oct 2012.

        N. Thosani, S. Batra, B. Bhagya Rao, Y. Ghouri, S. Guha. Role of Argon Plasma Coagulation in management of bleeding GI tumors: Evaluating Outcomes and Survival. Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology meeting, Las Vegas,Oct 2012.

        N. Thosani, S. Batra, Y. Ghouri, B. Bhagya Rao, S. Kumar, S. Guha. Relative frequency of upper gastrointestinal lesions and outcomes in cancer patients with suspected upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology meeting, Las Vegas, USA, Oct 2012.

        R. Talukdar, M Sasikala, G Radhika, P Pavan Kumar, A Bhattacharyya, B Rao, GV Rao, R Pradeep, DN Reddy.T-helper cell profile in patients with chronic pancreatitis with and without diabetes. Presented at the Digestive Disease Week conference, San Diego, USA, May 2012.

        Oral presentations:

        Krishna SG., Bhagya Rao B., Lee JH., Ramireddy S., Ross WA. Evaluating safety of gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, mucosal biopsy and polypectomy in patients with thrombocytopenia. Presented at Digestive Disease Week conference, Orlando, USA, May 2013.

        Bhavana Bhagya Rao, Vikram Kate. Problem Solving Interactive Clinical Seminars. Oral presentation at the MEDUCON conference, Puducherry, India, October 2nd, 2011.

        Peer reviewed online publication:

        Kate V, Kalayarasan R, Rao BB, Kate A. Gastrojejunostomy. Medscape Reference. Updated June 20, 2013. Available at: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1891989-overview.

        Daniela Hurtado

        Primary Research Area of Interest:  Endocrinology – Obesity/Diabetes

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Endocrinology

        Research Project Title:  Insulin Resistance: Biomarkers of Mitochondrial Content in Skeletal Muscle

        Mentor:  Dr. Frederico Toledo

        Matched to: Mayo Clinic, Endocrinology/Research Fellowship

        Publications +

        Peer reviewed publications:

        Hurtado MD, Sergeyev VG, Acosta A, Spegele M, La Sala M, Waler NJ, Chiriboga-Hurtado J, Currlin SW, Herzog H, Dotson CD, Gorbatyuk OS, Zolotukhin S. (2013) Salivary peptide tyrosine-tyrosine 3-36 modulates ingestive behavior without inducing taste aversion. J Neurosci. 2013 Nov 20;33(47):18368-80. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1064-13.2013.

        La Sala MS, Hurtado MD, Brown AR, Bohórquez DV, Liddle RA, Herzog H, Zolotukhin S, Dotson CD. (2013) Modulation of taste responsiveness by the satiation hormone peptide YY. FASEB J. 2013 Dec;27(12):5022-33. doi: 10.1096/fj.13-228064.

        Hurtado MD, Acosta A, Riveros PP, Baum BJ, Ukhanov K, et al. (2012) Distribution of Y-Receptors in Murine Lingual Epithelia. PLoS ONE 7(9): e46358. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046358

        Hurtado MD, Acosta A, Gorbatyuk O, La Sala M, Duncan D, et al. (2011) Salivary PYY: A Putative Bypass to Satiety. PLoS ONE 6(10): e26137. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0026137

        Oral Presentations:

        Hurtado MD, Acosta, A., Gortbayuk, O., Sergeyev, V., Dotson, S. and Zolotukhin, S.. (2012, September). Salivary PYY Regulates CNS Nuclei Involved in Feeding Behavior and Taste Perception. Oral Presentation presented at: Obesity Society Annual Meeting; San Antonio, TX.

        Hurtado MD, Acosta, A., Gorbatyuk, O., La Sala, M., Duncan, D., Aslanidi, G., Campbell-Thompson, M., Zhang, L., Herzog, H., Voutetakis, A., Baum, B. and Zolotukhin, S.. (2011, April). Salivary PYY: a Putative Bypass to Satiety. Oral Presentation presented at: Association for Chemoreception Sciences Annual Meeting; St. Petersburg, FL.

        Hurtado MD, Acosta, A., Gorbayuk, O., La Sala, M., Duncan, D., Aslanidi, G., Campbell-Thompson, M., Dotson, S., Zhang, L., Herzog, H., Baum, B.J. and Zolotukhin, S.. (2011, March). Salivary PYY: an Alternative Satiation Pathway. Oral Presentation presented at: University of Florida Pediatrics Science Days; Gainesville, FL.

        Hurtado MD, Acosta, A., La Sala, M. and Zolotukhin, S.. (2010, May). An Alternative Pathway for Satiety: the Role of Salivary PYY3-36 on Food Intake. Oral Presentation presented at: University of Florida Pediatrics Science Days; Gainesville, FL.

        Poster presentations at National and International Meetings:

        Hurtado, MD, Brown, A., Dotson, S., Herzog, H., Riveros, P. and Zolotukin, S.. (2012, July). The NPY System: A Novel Physiological Domain. Poster presented at: The 10th International Neuropeptide Y, Peptide YY and Pancreatic polypeptide meeting; Quebec, Canada.

        Hurtado, MD, Acosta, A., La Sala, M., Duncan, D., Dotson, S., Herbert, H., Baum, B. and Zolotukhin, S.. (2012, July). Salivary PYY: A Novel Physiological Role. Poster presented at: The 10th International Neuropeptide Y, Peptide YY and Pancreatic polypeptide meeting; Quebec, Canada.

        Hurtado, MD, Acosta, A., Gortbayuk, O., Sergeyev, V., Dotson, S. and Zolotuklhin, S.. (2012, July). Salivary PYY Activates CNS Nuclei Involved in Feeding Behavior and Taste Perception. Poster presented at: The 10th International Neuropeptide Y, Peptide YY and Pancreatic polypeptide meeting; Quebec, Canada.

        Hurtado, MD, Acosta, A., Gorbatyuk, O., Dotson, S., Ukhanov, K., Herzog, H. and Zolotukhin, S.. (2012, April). Anorectic Signaling Pathway Mediated by Salivary PYY. Poster presented at: Association for Chemoreception Sciences Annual Meeting; Huntington beach, CA.

        La Sala, M., Hurtado, MD, Zolotukhin, S. and Dotson, S.. (2011, April). Modulation of Taste Sensitivity by PYY Signaling. Poster presented at: Association for Chemoreception Sciences Annual Meeting; St. Petersburg, FL.

        Hurtado, MD, Acosta, A., Riveros, P., Dotson, S., Herzog, H., Baum, B. and Zolotukhin, S.. (2012, April). Characterization of Y Receptors Expression in Salivary Glands (SG) and Modulation of Feeding Behavior by SG Delivery. Poster presented at: Association for Chemoreception Sciences Annual Meeting; Huntington Beach, CA.

        Hurtado, MD, Acosta, A., La Sala, M., Spegele, M., Dotson, S., Herzog, H. and Zolotukhin, S.. (2011, November). Salivary PYY: A Novel Physiological Domain. Poster presented at: Florida Genetics 2011 Symposium; Gainesville, FL.

        Acosta, A., Hurtado, MD, Aslanidi, G., Baum, B.J. and Zolotukhin, S.. (2011, October). Long-term Increase of Salivary PYY(3-36) Modulates Intestinal GLP-1 and DPP-IV. Poster presented at: The Obesity Society Annual Meeting; Orlando, FL.

        Hurtado, MD, Acosta, A., La Sala, M. and Zolotukhin, S.. (2010, April). Targeting Saliva for the Purpose of Modulating Feeding Behavior. Poster presented at: Experimental Biology Annual Meeting; Anaheim, CA.

        Guimbellot, J.S., Pyle, L.C., Spencer, E.G., Johnson, K.R., Hurtado, MD, Callens, T., Vasconez, L., Vasconez, H., Engels, B., Fix, J., Robin, N. and Messiaen, L.. (2010, April). Role of PRKRA in the Development of Isolated Microtia. Poster presented at: American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting; Philadelphia, PA

        Hussein Abu Daya

        Primary Research Area of Interest:  Cardiology

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Cardiology

        Research Project Title:  Successful Resynchronization is an Independent Predictor of Mortality in Patients With Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

        Mentor:  Dr. Samir Saba

        Matched to: University of Alabama, Birmingham, Cardiology Fellowship

        Miguel Pinilla Vera

        Primary Research Area of Interest:  Sepsis/ARDS

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

        Research Project Title:  LRP1 in lung innate immune response, injury, and repair

        Mentor:  Dr. Janet Lee and Dr. Mark Gladwin

        Matched to: Johns Hopkins University, Cardiology Fellowship

        Publications +

        Damir Khabibullin, Douglas Medvetz, Miguel Pinilla, Venkatesh Hariharan, Chenggang Li, Anja Hergrueter, Maria Laucho Contreras, Erik Zhang E, Andrey Parkhitko, Jane Yu, Caroline Owen, Hayden Huang, Rebecca Baron, Elizabeth Henske. Folliculin regulates cell-cell adhesion, AMPK, and mTORC1 in a cell-type-specific manner in lung-derived cells. Physiology Reports, 2014 Aug 12; 2(8) e12107.

        B Platzer, K Baker, Miguel Pinilla Vera, K Singer, M Panduro, WS Lexmond, D Turner, SO Vargas, J-P Kinet, D Maurer, RM Baron, RS Bulmberg and E Fiebiger. Dendritic cell-bound IgE functions to restrain allergic inflammation at mucosal sites. Mucosal Immunology, advance online publication, September 17, 2014. Doi: 10.1038/mi.2014.85.

        Lucia Santacruz, Alejandro Hernandez, Jeffrey Nienaber, Rajashreee Mishra, Miguel Pinilla, James Burchette, Lan Mao, Howard Rockman, and Danny Jacobs. Normal Cardiac Function in mice with supra-physiological cardiac creatine levels. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2014 Feb;306(3):H373-81. Epub 2013 Nov 22.

        Zeyu Xiong, Elizabeth Lechner, Miguel Pinilla Vera, William Horne, Hay Kolls, Suchitra Barge, Mathew Woodske, Michael P. Donahoe, Prabir Ray, Janet Lee. Scavenger Receptors as Homeostatic Markers in Airspace Mononuclear Phagocytes of Healthy Volunteers (abstract). American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2014: A2482,10.1164.

        Joshua Englert, Miguel Pinilla Vera, Ana Castano, Mark Perrella, Rebecca Baron. Survival After Cecal Ligation And Puncture In Surfactant Protein D Deficient Mice is Dependent Upon Gut Microbial Flora (abstract). American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2014: A1651, 10.1164.

        A. Senft, W. Weber, D-H Yu, J Seagrave, M Suarez Velandia, A Coronata, M Pinilla Vera, G Southan, R Baron, J McDonald, A Salzman, L Fredenburgh. Selective mitochondrial-K+ATP channel activation attenuates phosgene-induced acute lung injury (abstract). American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2013;(187):A4169.

        Torsten Olszak, Dingding An, Sebastian Zeissig, Miguel Pinilla Vera, Julia Richter, Andre Franke, Jonathan N. Glickman, Reiner Siebert, Rebecca M. Baron, Dennis L. Kasper, Richard S. Blumberg. Microbial Exposure During Early Life Has Persistent Effects on Natural Killer T Cell Function. Science, 22 March 2012 (10.1126/science.1219328).

        Xinghui Sun, Basak Icli, AKM Wara, Nathan Belkin, Shaolin He, Lester Kobzik, Gary M. Hunninghake, Miguel Pinilla Vera, MICU Registry, Timothy S. Blackwell, Rebecca M. Baron, Mark W. Feinberg. MicroRNA-181b is a critical regulator of NF-κ B-mediated endothelial cell activation and vascular inflammation. Journal of Clinical investigation, 2012 Jun 1;122(6):1973-90.

        Peggy S. Lai, Jennifer M. Austin, Miguel A. Pinilla, Alvaro A. Macias, Ronald D. Brown, Joshua A. Englert, Oliver Hofmann, James A. Lederer, Winston Hide, David C. Christiani, Manuela Cernadas, and Rebecca M. Baron.Chronic endotoxin exposure produces airflow obstruction and lung dendritic cell expansion. American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology , April 19, 2012 (10.1165/rcmb.2011-0447OC)

        Dalia Saha, Kazue Takahashi, Nicolas de Prost, Tilo Winkler, Miguel Pinilla-Vera, Rebecca M. Baron, Marcos F. Vidal Melo1. Micro-Autoradiographic Assessment of Cell Types Contributing to 2-Deoxy-2-[18F] Fluoro-D-Glucose Uptake during Ventilator-Induced and Endotoxemic Lung Injury. Molecular Imaging and Biology, 2013 Feb;15(1):19-27. doi: 10.1007/s11307-012-0575-x.

        Marcus D. Darrabie, Antonio Jose Luis Arciniegas, Rajashree Mishra, Miguel Pinilla Vera, Lucia Santacruz and Danny O. Jacobs. Exposing Cardiomyocytes to Subclinical Concentrations of Doxorubicin Rapidly Reduces Their Creatine Transport. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol ; published ahead of print June 29, 2012, (10.1152/ajpheart.00108.2012).

        M.A. Pinilla, F. Boudreault, J.A. Englert, R.M. Baron, D.J. Tschumperlin. Zinc Dietary Deficiency And Absence Of The Zinc-Binding Protein Metallothionein Exacerbate Murine Ventilator Induced Lung Injury (abstract). American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medcine.185; 2012: A1977.

        JA Englert, MA Pinilla, KM Hindi, EP Henske, AMK Choi, RM Baron. The Role of mTORC1 Activation in Ventilator Induced Lung Injury Injury (abstract). American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 185: A5436.

        F. Boudreault, M. A. Pinilla, A. Kho, R. M. Baron, D. Tschumperlin. Metallothionein Is A Stretch-Induced Gene That Confers Protection During Mechanical Ventilation (abstract). American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2011; (183):A5239.

        P. S. Lai, J. M. Austin, R. D. Brown, A. A. Macias, M. A. Pinilla, J. A. Englert, O. Hofmann, W. Hide, D. C. Christiani, M.Cernadas, R. M. Baron. Airway Reactivity And Persistent Inflammation Is Associated With Antigen Presenting Cell Population Shifts In A Murine Model Of Chronic Inhalational Endotoxin Exposure (abstract). American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2011; (183):A3272.

        Miguel Pinilla, Danny O. Jacobs and Lucia Santacruz. Norepinephrine stimulates creatine transporter activity in cardiomyocytes via ß-adrenergic activation: implications for heart failure energetics (abstract). The FASEB Journal. 2011; (25):1033.8.

        Alejandro Hernandez, Miguel Pinilla, Jeffrey Nienaber, Lan Mao, Howard Rockman, Lucia Santacruz and Danny O. Jacobs. Increased intracellular creatine content is not harmful to the mouse heart (abstract). The FASEB Journal. 2011;(25):1033.10.

        Lucia Santacruz, Marcus D Darrabie, Rajashree Mishra, Jose Arciniegas, Miguel Pinilla and Danny O Jacobs. Doxorubicin disruption of creatine transport in cardiomyocytes is prevented by PP1A/PP2 inhibition (abstract). The FASEB Journal. 2011; (25):1033.7

        A Hernandez, M Pinilla, MD Darrabie, JJ Nienaber, L Santacruz, DO Jacobs. Increased Intracellular Creatine is not Harmful to the Mouse Heart (abstract). Journal of Surgical Research 172 (2), 187.

        T Olszak, D An, S Zeissig, MP Vera, J Glickman, RM Baron, DL Kasper, RS Blumberg Tu1962 Microbial Exposure During Early Life Has Persistent Effects on Tissue-Associated iNKT Cells and Their Function. Gastroenterology 142 (5), S-887.

        Tala Achkar

        Primary Research Area of Interest:  Lung cancer

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Hematology/Oncology

        Research Project Title:  The Association Between MMP-12 Polymorphisms and the Development of NSCLC

        Mentor:  Dr. Steve Shapiro

        Matched to: UPMC, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

        Entering 2012

        Sam Chitsaz

        Primary Research Area of Interest:   TAVI, AS, ATAA

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Cardiology

        Research Project Title:  Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

        Mentors:  Dr. João Cavalcante

        Matched to: University of Texas at Houston, Cardiology Fellowship

        Publications +

        Jaussaud N, Chitsaz S, Meadows A, Wintermark M, Cambronero N, Azadani AA, Saloner DA, Chuter TA, Tseng EE. Acute type A aortic dissection intimal tears by 64-slice computed tomography: a role for endovascular stent-grafting? J Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Jun; 54(3): 373-381. PMID: 22820738.

        Azadani AN, Chitsaz S, Mannion A, Mookhoek A, Wisneski A, Gussione JM, Hope MD, Ge L, Tseng EE. Biomechanical properties of human ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms. Ann Thor Surg. 2013 Jul; 96(1): 50-58. PMID: 23731613.

        Thadani S, Dyverfeldt P, Gin A, Chitsaz S, Rao RK, Hope MD. Comprehensive evaluation of culture-negative endocarditis with use of cardiac and 4-dimensional-flow magnetic resonance imaging. Tex Heart Inst J. 2014 Jun; 41(3): 351-352. PMID: 24955064.

        Wisneski AD, Matthews PB, Azadani AN, Mookhoek A, Chitsaz S, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. Human pulmonary autograft wall stress at systemic pressures prior to remodeling after the Ross procedure. J Heart Valve Dis. 2014 May; 23(3): 377-384.

        Lui N, Chitsaz S, Wisneski A, Takabe K, Mookhoek A, Tseng EE. Successful use of an eptifibatide bridge for patients taking clopidogrel before cardiac surgery. Submitted to J Cardiac Surg, under review.

        Wisneski A, Mookhoek A, Chitsaz S, Hope MD, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. Patient-specific finite element analysis of ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm. Submitted to J Heart Valve Dis, under review.

        Wisneski A, Mookhoek A, Chitsaz S, Hope MD, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. Bicuspid aortic valve associated ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm: patient-specific simulation. Submitted to Ann Thor Surg, under review.

        Davatchi F, Chitsaz S, Jamshidi AR, Nadji AH, Chams-Davatchi C, Shams H, Shahram F, Akbarian M, Gharibdoost F, Abdollahi BS, Ziaie N. New simple way to use the classification tree for the diagnosis of Behcet’s disease. APLAR J Rheumatol. 2005 Jun; 8(1):43-44.

        Moradinejad MH, Chitsaz S. Pleuropulmonary manifestations in juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus; a review and descriptive study in 64 cases. Iran J Pediatr. 2008 Mar; 18(1):47-52.

        Bagheri J, Mandegar MH, Sarzaeem MR, Chitsaz S. Transient bilateral cortical visual loss after coronary artery bypass grafting in a normotensive risk-free patient. Heart Surg Forum. 2008 Aug; 11(4):E248-E251.

        Mandegar MH, Bagheri J, Chitsaz S, Jebelli M, Javidi D, Sarzaeem MR, Eghtesadi-Araghi P, Razavi J, Darehzereshki A, Assar O. Heart transplantation in iran; a comprehensive single-center review of 15-year performance. Arch Iran Med. 2009 Mar; 12(2):111-115.

        Jebelli M, Kernstine K, Mandegar MH, Chitsaz S, Rayatzadeh H. Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm demonstrated by 64-multislice computed tomography. Innov Technol Tech Cardiothorac Vasc Surg. 2009 Jul; 4(4):236.

        Chitsaz S, Bagheri J, Mandegar MH, Rayatzadeh H, Razavi J, Azadi L. Extensive sino-orbital zygomycosis after heart transplantation: a case report. Transplant Proc. 2009 Sep; 41(7):2927-2929.

        Hedayat DK, Jebeli M, Mandegar MH, Bagheri J, Nabavi SA, Eghtesadi-Araghi P, Mohammadzadeh R, Darehzereshki A, Chitsaz S, Abbasi A. The association between Chlamydia pneumoniae DNA in arherosclerotic plaque and major risk factors in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. Kardiol Pol. 2009 Sep; 67(9):981-986.

        Roshanali F, Mandegar MH, Bagheri J, Sarzaeem MR, Chitsaz S, Alaeddini F, Saidi B. Echo rejection score: new echocardiographic approach to diagnosis of heart transplant rejection. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2010 Aug; 38(2):176-180.

        Azadani AN, Jaussaud N, Ge L, Chitsaz S, Chuter TAM, Tseng EE. Valve-in-valve hemodynamics of 20mm transcatheter aortic valves in small bioprostheses. Ann Thor Surg. 2011 Aug; 92(2):548-555.

        Chitsaz S, Jaussaud N, Chau E, Yan K, Azadani AN, Ratcliffe MB, Tseng EE. Operative risks and survival in veterans with severe aortic stenosis: surgery vs. medical therapy. Ann Thor Surg. 2011 Sep; 92(3): 866-872.

        Azadani AN, Chitsaz S, Matthews PB, Jaussaud N, Leung J, Tsinman T, Ge L, Tseng EE. Comparison of mechanical properties of human ascending aorta and aortic sinuses. Ann Thor Surg. 2012 Jan; 93(1): 87-94.

        Chitsaz S, Malik FI, Shunk KA. Radial artery loop perforation with a transient arterio-venous fistula during transradial catheterization. Submitted to J Clin Exp Cardiol. 2012 Mar; 3: 178.

        Hope MD, Urbania TH, Yu JP, Chitsaz S, Tseng EE. Incidental aortic valve calcification on CT scans: significance for bicuspid and tricuspid valve disease. Acad Radiol. 2012 May; 19(5): 542-547.

        Azadani AN, Chitsaz S, Matthews PB, Jaussaud N, Wisneski A, Tsinman T, Ge L, Tseng EE. Biomechanical comparison of human pulmonary and aortic roots. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 May; 41(5): 1111-6.

        Chitsaz S, Gundiah N, Blackshear C, Tegegn N, Yan KS, Azadani AN, Hope MM, Tseng EE. Correlation of calcification on excised aortic valves by micro-computed tomography with severity of aortic stenosis. J Heart Valve Dis. 2012 May; 21(3): 320-327.

        Lorgat F, Pudney E, van Deventer H, Chitsaz S. Robotically-controlled atrial fibrillation ablation: the first real-world experience in Africa with Hansen robotic system. Cardiovasc J Afr. 2012 Jun; 23(5): 274-280.

        Azadani AN, Chitsaz S, Matthews PB, Jaussaud N, Leung J, Ge L, Tseng EE. Regional mechanical properties of human pulmonary root used for the Ross operation. J Heart Valve Dis. 2012 Jul; 21(4): 527-534.

        Jaussaud N, Chitsaz S, Meadows A, Wintermark M, Cambronero N, Azadani AA, Saloner DA, Chuter TA, Tseng EE. Acute type A aortic dissection intimal tears by 64-slice computed tomography: a role for endovascular stent-grafting? J Cardiovasc Surg. In press.

        Chitsaz S, Azadani AN, Methews PB, Tseng EE, Ge L. Hemodynamic determinants of aortic dissection propagation by 2D computational modeling: implications for endovascular stent-grafting. J Cardiovasc Surg. In press.

        Chitsaz S, Wenk JF, Ge L, Wisneski A, Mookhoek A, Ratcliffe MB, Guccione JM, Tseng EE. Material properties of CorCap passive cardiac support device. Submitted to Ann Thor Surg. Accepted on 07/11/2012.

        Published Abstracts

        Azadani AN, Chitsaz S, Tseng EE, Ge L. TCT-742: Finite Element Analysis of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Impact of Oversizing on Stent and Leaflet Stresses. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Nov; 58(20, Suppl.B):B198.

        Chitsaz S, Jaussaud N, Meadows A, Wintermark M, Cambronero N, Azadani AN, Saloner DA, Chuter TA, Ge L, Tseng EE. TCT-575: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair for acute type A dissection: a computational and anatomic analysis of technical limitations for available devices. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Nov; 58(20, Suppl.B):B155.

        Wisneski AD, Azadani AN, Matthews, Chitsaz S, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. A quantitative approach to pulmonary autograft remodeling after the Ross procedure. Cardiology. 2012 Apr; 121(2):144.

        Chitsaz S, Blackshear C, Tegegn N, Wisneski A, Azadani AN, Ge L, Hope MD, Tseng EE. Valve calcification on computed tomography can estimate aortic stenosis severity. QScience Proc. 2012 Jun; 2012(4):43.

        Azadani AN, Chitsaz S, Wisneski A, Lui N, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE: Finite element modeling of transcatheter aortic valve replacement. QScience Proc. 2012 Jun; 2012(4):82.

        Wisneski AD, Matthews PB, Azadani AN, Chitsaz S, Lui N, Guccione J, Ge L, Tseng EE. A finite element study of human pulmonary autograft wall stress after the Ross procedure. QScience Proc. 2012 Jun; 2012(4):85.

        Lui N, Chitsaz S, Wisneski AD, Takabe K, Ali Azadani AN, Tseng EE. Successful use of an eptifibatide bridge for patients taking clopidogrel before cardiac surgery. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Sep; 215(3, Suppl.): S34-S35.

        Wisneski AD, Matthews PB, Azadani AN, Chitsaz S, Lui N, Takabe K, Ge L, Tseng EE. Finite element modeling of the human pulmonary autograft: a quantitative analysis of wall stress after the Ross procedure. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Sep; 215(3, Suppl.):S46.

        Ge L, Azadani AN, Chitsaz S, Mookhoek A, Wisneski A. TCT-910: Patient-specific computational modeling of transcatheter aortic valve implantation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Oct; 60(17, Suppl.B):B265.

        Ge L, Wisneski AD, Hope MD, Chitsaz S, Guccione JM, Baracos V, Tseng EE. Development of first patient-specific computational model to analyze wall stress in ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms. Circulation. 2013 Nov; 128(22, Suppl.):A18268.

        Chitsaz S, Katz W, Crock F, Harinstein M, Schindler J, Navid F, Gleason T, Lee J, Cavalcante JL. Patient-Prosthesis Mismatch in the Era of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Is This a Real Problem? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Apr; 63(12, Suppl.A):A1032.

        Jebelli M, Mandegar MH, Sarzaeem MR, Chitsaz S, Rayatzadeh H. Anomalous left coronary artery from pulmonary artery (ALCAPA): the role of 64-multislice computed tomography. Heart Surg Forum. 2008 Apr; 11(Suppl.1):S167.

        Bagheri J, Mandegar MH, Sarzaeem MR, Rayatzadeh H, Chitsaz S. Transient bilateral cortical visual loss after CABG in a normotensive risk-free patient. Heart Surg Forum. 2008 Apr; 11(Suppl.1):S422.

        Chitsaz S, Mandegar MH, Bagheri J, Roshanali F, Esfahani F. Evaluation of the strain tissue Doppler echocardiographic indices in heart allograft rejection. Exp Clin Transpl. 2008 Nov; 6(Suppl.1):11.

        Azadani AN, Jaussaud N, Ge L, Chitsaz S, Chuter TAM, Tseng EE. TCT-132: Impact of orientation and size matched transcatheter aortic valves on valve-in-valve hemodynamics. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Sep; 56(13, Suppl.B):B31.

        Chitsaz S, Jaussaud N, Chau E, Azadani AN, Guy TS, Ratcliffe MB, Tseng EE. Veteran patients with severe aortic stenosis: outcomes with and without aortic valve replacement. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Sep: 211(3, Suppl.):S30.

        Tseng EE, Azadani AN, Jaussaud N, Ge L, Chitsaz S, Chuter TA. Transcatheter aortic valve orientation has no impact on valve-in-valve hemodynamics. Interact Cardiovasc Thor Surg. 2011 May; 12(Suppl.1):S7.

        Azadani A, Jaussaud N, Ge L, Chitsaz S, Chuter T, Tseng E. Impact of transcatheter aortic valve orientation on valve-in-valve hemodynamics. EuroIntervention. 2011 May; 7(Suppl.M):M7-M273.

        Azadani A, Jaussaud N, Ge L, Chitsaz S, Chuter T, Tseng E. Impact of 20mm transcatheter aortic valves on valve-in-valve hemodynamics for small degenerated bioprostheses. EuroIntervention. 2011 May; 7(Suppl.M):M7-M273.

        Parastoo Jangouk

        Primary Research Area of Interest:   Gastroenterology

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Pancreas, Liver Transplant, Hepatitis C

        Research Project Title:  Investigating the Role of Natural Language Processing in Pancreatitis Research

        Mentors:  Dr. Robert E. Schoen and Dr. Dhiraj Yadav

        Matched to: Yale University, Gastroenterology Fellowship

        Publications +

        Peer-Reviewed Journals

        Jangouk P and Hashash JG. An Unusual Cause of Painless Jaundice. Gastroenterology 2014 April;146(4):913-1138

        Jangouk P, Zaidi F, and Hashash JG. An Unusual Cause of Abdominal Pain. American College of Gastroenterology Case Reports (ACGCR) 2014 Jan;1(2):70-71

        Köhne A, Stettner M, Jangouk P, Dehmel T, Hartung HP, Lehmann HC, and Kieseier BC. Fingolimod Impedes Schwann Cell-Mediated Myelination: Implications for the Treatment of Immune Neuropathies? Effect of Fingolimod on Schwann Cells. JAMA Neurology 2012 Oct;69(10):1280-89

        Jangouk P, Baranano KW, Raymond JV (2012). Proxisomal Diseases and Epilepsy. In Editor Phillip L. Pearl, Metabolic Epilepsies (1st ed., pp 317-327), New York: Demos Medical Publishing.

        Jangouk P, Zackowski KM, Naidu S, and Raymond GV. Adrenoleukodystrophy in Female Heterozygotes: Underrecognized and Undertreated. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism 2012 Feb;105(2):180-85

        Jangouk P and Wagner KR (2011). Muscular Dystrophy and the Family. In Editor Craft-Rosenberg M & Pehler SR, Encyclopedia of Family Health (1st ed., pp 743-745), London:SAGE Publications Inc.

        Lehmann HC, Jangouk P, Kierysch EK, Meyer zu Hörste G, Hartung HP, and Bernd C. Kieseier. Autoantibody-Mediated Dysfunction of Sympathetic Neurons in Guillain-Barré Syndrome. JAMA Neurology 2010 Feb;67(2):203-10

        Jangouk P, Dehmel T, Meyer zu Hörste G, Ludwig A, Lehmann HC, and Kieseier BC. Involvement of ADAM10 in Axonal Outgrowth and Myelination of the Peripheral Nerve. Glia 2009 Dec;57(16):1765-74

        Lehmann HC, Köhne A, Bernal F, Jangouk P, Meyer zu Hörste G, Dehmel T, Hartung P, Preivateli SC, and Kieseier BC. Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 is Involved in Myelination of Dorsal Root Ganglia Neurons. Glia 2009 Apr;57(5):479-89

        Wellen J, Walter J, Jangouk P, Hartung HP, and Dihne M. Neural Precursor Cells as a Novel Target for Interferon-Beta. Neuropharmacology 2009 Feb;56(2):386-98

        Kajbafzadeh AM, Jangouk P, and Ahmadi yazdi C. Anterior Urethral Valve Associated with Posterior Urethral valve. J Ped Urol 2005 2005 Dec;1(6):433-35

        Congress Oral Presentations

        Jangouk P, Ruffin A, Sakhalkar S, and Venkatesan A. Microglia Response to the Local Axonal Injury. American Neurological Association (ANA) 2009, Baltimore, MD (Selected as one of the few abstracts being presented at Neuroimmunology Special Interest Group)

        Jangouk P, Dehmel T, Bernal F, Ludwig A, Hartung HP, Lehmann HC, and Kieseier BC. ADAM-10 is Critically Involved in Axonal Outgrowth of the Peripheral Nerve. International Society of Neuroimmunology (ISNI) 2008, Forth Worth, TX

        Congress Abstracts

        Jangouk P, Li ZB, Barton ER, and Wagner KR. Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1) Stimulation and Myostatin Inhibition Have Synergistic Effects on Muscle Mass and Strength. Society for Neuroscience (SFN) 2010, San Diego, CA

        Jangouk P, Ruffin A, Sakhalkar S, and Venkatesan A. Microglia Response to the Local Axonal Injury. American Neurological Association (ANA) 2009, Baltimore, MD

        Jangouk P, Dehmel T, Bernal F, Ludwig A, Hartung HP, Lehmann HC, and Kieseier BC. ADAM-10 is Critically Involved in Axonal Outgrowth of the Peripheral Nerve. International Society of Neuroimmunology (ISNI) 2008, Forth Worth, TX

        Jangouk P, Bernal F, Köhne A, Dehmel T, Hartung HP, Lehmann H, Kieseier BC. Interferon-beta Exhibits an Effect on Myelination in vitro. European Committee on Treatment & Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) 2007. Prague, Czech Republic

        Jangouk P, Hu W, Hartung HP, Lehmann H, and Kieseier BC. The Effect of Glatiramer Acetate on Myelination in vitro. European Committee on Treatment & Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) 2007, Prague, Czech Republic

        Jangouk P, Bernal F, Dehmel T, Koehne A, Hartung HP, Lehmann H, and Kieseier BC. Interferon-beta Exhibits an Effect on Myelination in vitro. American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2007, Boston, MA

        Jangouk P, Hu W, Hartung HP, Lehmann H, Kieseier BC. The effect of glatiramer acetate on myelination in vitro. American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2007, Boston, MA

        Ekthiari H, Jangouk P, Jannati A, Sahraeian A, Mokri A and Lotfi J. Characteristics of Prefrontal Cortex Specific Cognitive Processing in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Advances in Cognitive Science 2007; 9(2 (34)):12-25

        Jangouk P, Ekhtiari H, Behzadi A, Sahraian M and Lotfi J. Short & long Time Perception in Multiple Sclerosis Patients: Evidences for a Behavioral Shift. Young Medics’ International Conference 2005, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia

        Ekhtiari H, Jangouk P, Behzadi A, Sahraian MA, Jannati A, Hooshmand F, and Lotfi J. Short and Long-term Perception in MS Patients: Evidence for a Behavioural Shift. American/European Committee on Treatment & Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS) 2005, Thessaloniki, Greece

        Lotfi J, Yazdanbakhsh S, Hooshmand F, Jangouk P, Mohyedin M, Alimoghaddam K, Nikbin B, Soltanzadeh A, Sikaroodi H, and Nafisi H. Mesenchymal Stem Cells in the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. American/European Committee on Treatment & Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS) 2005, Thessaloniki, Greece

        Sahraian MA, Jangouk P, Tabaizadeh A, Safavi F, and Lotfi J. Is Multiple Sclerosis Increasing in Iran? American/European Committee on Treatment & Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS) 2005, Thessaloniki, Greece

        Jangouk P, Amirzargar AA, Hooshmand F, Vaezeafshar R, Lotfi J, and Nikbin B. Study of Binding Antibody to Interferon Beta Following Treatment in Multiple Sclerosis Patients. Clinical and Investigative Medicine 2004; 27(4): 6C

        Jangouk P, Hooshmand F, Vaezeafshar R, Sarrafinejad A, Rezazadeh R, Hakim A, and Lotfi J. Multiple Sclerosis or Anti-phospholipid Syndrome? European Neurological Society (ENS) 2005, Vienna, Austria

        Jangouk P, Hooshmand F, Vaezeafshar R, Lotfi J, Amirzargar A, and Nikbin B. Measurement of Antibodies Binding to Interferon-beta in Iranian Multiple Sclerosis Patients. European Neurological Society (ENS) 2004, Barcelona, Spain

        Jangouk P, Shafaroodi H, Ebrahimkhani MR, Moezi L, and Dehpour AR. Bile Duct Ligation Induces Submandibular Gland Dysfunction in Rat. European Association for the Study of Liver (EASL) 2004, Berlin, Germany

        Klitos Konstantinidis

        Primary Research Area of Interest:   Molecular Cardiology

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Cardiology

        Publications +

        Gloria Kung, Klitos Konstantinidis, Richard. N. Kitsis. Programmed Necrosis-not Apoptosis- in the Heart Circulation Research 2011 Apr 15;108(8):1017-36

        Russell S. Whelan*, Klitos Konstantinidis*, An-Chi Wei, Yun Chen, Denis E. Reyna, Saurabh Jha, Ying Yang, John W. Calvert, Tullia Lindsten, Craig B.Thompson, Michael T. Crow, Evripidis Gavathiotis, Gerald W. Dorn II, Brian O’Rourke, Richard N. Kitsis Bax regulates necrosis through mitochondrial dynamics PNAS 2012 Apr 24;109(17):6566-71

        Klitos Konstantinidis and Richard Kitsis. Cardiovascular Biology: Escaped DNA Inflames the Heart Nature 2012 May 10; 485: 179–180

        Klitos Konstantinidis, Russell Whelan, Richard. N. Kitsis Mechanisms of Cell Death in Heart Disease Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis Vascular Biology 2012 Jul;32(7):1552-62

        Svetlana Gavrilov, Thomas G. Nührenberg, Anthony W. Ashton, Chang-Fu Peng, Jennifer C. Moore, Klitos Konstantinidis, Christine L. Mummery, Richard N. Kitsis Tbx6 is a determinant of cardiac and neural cell fate decisions in multipotent P19CL6 cells Differentiation 2012 Sep;84(2):176-84.

        Klitos Konstantinidis, W. Jonathan Lederer, Rosario Rizzuto, Richard N. Kitsis Mitofusin 2 Joins the Sarcoplasmic Reticulum and Mitochondria at the Hip to Sustain Cardiac Energetics Circulation Research. 2012;111:821-823,

        Russell Whelan, Klitos Konstantinidis, Rui-Ping Xiao, Richard. N. Kitsis Cardiomyocyte Life-Death Decisions in Response to Chronic ß-adrenergic Signaling Circulation Research 2013 Feb 1;112:408-10

        Russell Whelan, Klitos Konstantinidis, Richard N. Kitsis Assessment of Cell Death in the Heart (Book Chapter) Manual of Research Techniques in Cardiovascular Medicine

        Bilal Munir

        Primary Research Area of Interest:   Ventricular Assist Devices, Heart Transplantation, Outcome evaluation after heart surgeries, Shock

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Cardiology

        Research Project Title:  Outcomes in Elderly Patients Implanted with Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Pacemakers (CRT-P) vs. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillators (CRT-D)

        Mentors:  Dr. Samir Saba

        Matched to: UPMC, Hospitalist

        Publications +

        Riaz H, Khan MS, Munir MB. Summer syncope syndrome: spuriously studied? American Journal of Medicine. 2014 Sep;127(9):e45. [Cited in Pubmed, PMID: 25205279]

        Qin D, Leef G, Alam MB, Rattan R, Munir MB, Patel D, Khattak F, Vaghasia N, Adelstein E, Jain SK, Saba S. Patient Outcomes According to Adherence to Treatment Guidelines for Rhythm Control of Atrial Fibrillation. [Accepted by Journal of American Heart Association]

        Qin D, Leef G, Alam MB, Rattan R, Munir MB, Patel D, Khattak F, Vaghasia N, Adelstein E, Jain SK, Saba S. Mortality Risk of Long-term Amiodarone Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation Patients Without Structural Heart Disease. [Under review]

        Leef G, Qin D, Alam MB, Rattan R, Munir MB, Patel D, Khattak F, Vaghasia N, Adelstein E, Jain SK, Saba S. Risk of Stroke and Death in Atrial Fibrillation by Type of Anticoagulation. [Under Review]

        Riaz H, Munir MB, Riaz IB. Health-care information: access or implementation? The Lancet Global Health, Volume 1, Issue 5, Page e256.

        Riaz H, Tahir F, Munir MB. On the role of pentoxifylline versus other TNF alpha inhibitors in the prevention of hepatorenal syndrome. Medical Hypotheses, Volume 79, Issue 4 , Pages 552-553, October 2012.

        Alam MB, Munir MB, Rattan R, Flanigan S, Adelstein E, Jain S, Saba S. Battery longevity in cardiac resynchronization therapy implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Europace (2014) 16 (2): 246-251.

        Munir MB, Schaefle KJ, Argenziano M, Cheema FH. First clinical application of the DuraHeart centrifugal ventricular assist device for a Japanese patient. Artificial Organs 2010 Apr;34(4):348. [Cited in Pubmed, PMID: 20420618]

        Munir MB, Malik DS, Khan MT, Schaefle KJ, Argenziano M, Cheema FH. A new pulsatile volumetric device with biomorphic valves or the in vitro study of the cardiovascular system. Artificial Organs 2011 Jan;35(1):96-7. [Cited in Pubmed, PMID: 21226747]

        Munir MB, Jiang J, Mehdi MJ, Takayama H, Cheema FH. A novel subcutaneous counterpulsation device: acute hemodynamic efficacy during pharmacologically induced hypertension, hypotension, and heart failure. Artificial Organs 2011 Jan;35(1):92-3. [Cited in Pubmed,PMID: 21226745]

        Munir MB, Riaz H. Clinical effectiveness of centrifugal pump to produce pulsatile flow during cardiopulmonary bypass in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Artificial Organs 2011 Jun;35(6):672. [Cited in Pubmed, PMID: 21623842]

        Tahir F, Riaz H, Rehman A, Munir MB. Potential role of TNF-Alpha blockers in delaying the progression of hepato-renal syndrome. Medical Hypotheses. 2012 Feb;78(2):225-6. [Cited in Pubmed, PMID: 22094211]

        Zubair H, Munir MB. Clinical use of ventricular assist devices as destination therapy for obese patients: what remains unanswered? Artificial Organs. 2013 Feb;37(2):226. [Cited in Pubmed, PMID: 23009147]

        Badshah MB, Riaz H, Aslam S, Badshah MB, Korsten MA, Munir MB. Complex partial non-convulsive status epilepticus masquerading as hepatic encephalopathy: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2012 Dec 17;6(1):422. [Cited in Pubmed, PMID: 23244300]

        Zubair H, Munir MB, Khan F. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as temporary mechanical circulatory support: what needs further clarification with respect to prognostic factors. Artificial Organs. 2013 Mar;37(3):323. [Cited in Pubmed, PMID: 23330718]

        Cheema FH, Pervez MB, Mehmood M, Younus MJ, Munir MB, Bisleri G, Barili F, Ayala IL, Ad N, Cox JL, Roberts HG Jr. Does cryomaze injure the circumflex artery?: a preliminary search for occult postprocedure stenoses. Innovations (Phila). 2013 Jan-Feb;8(1):56-66. [Cited in Pubmed, PMID: 23571795]

        Published Abstracts

        IB. Riaz, H. Riaz, C. Chinthammit, S. Khan, H. Mohiuddin, M. Husnain, M. Asawaeer, MB. Munir, JS. Alpert. Safety of new oral anticoagulantsversus conventional agents with respect to clinically significant bleeding risk: A systematic review and networking meta-analysisof randomized controlled trials. Presented at annual congress of European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2014, Barcelona, Spain – Aug 2014 [published in European Heart Journal September 2014 edition]

        Qin D, Leef G, Alam MB, Rattan R, Munir MB, Patel D, Khattak F, Vaghasia N, Adelstein E, Jain SK, Saba S. Physician Adherence to Published Guidelines in Prescribing Anti-Arrhythmic Medications in the Management of Atrial Fibrillation. [American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session 2015]

        Qin D, Leef G, Alam MB, Rattan R, Munir MB, Patel D, Khattak F, Vaghasia N, Adelstein E, Jain SK, Saba S. Adherence to Published Guidelines in Prescribing Anti-Arrhythmic Medications and its Impact on Clinical Outcomes of Atrial Fibrillation. [American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session 2015]

        Qin D, Leef G, Alam MB, Rattan R, Munir MB, Patel D, Khattak F, Vaghasia N, Adelstein E, Jain SK, Saba S. Comparative Effectiveness of Antiarrhythmic Drugs for Rhythm Control in Atrial Fibrillation. [Heart Rhythm Society Annual Session 2015]

        Qin D, Leef G, Alam MB, Rattan R, Munir MB, Patel D, Khattak F, Vaghasia N, Adelstein E, Jain SK, Saba S. Risk of Long-term Amiodarone Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation Patients Without Structural Heart Disease. [Heart Rhythm Society Annual Session 2015]

        Leef G, Qin D, Alam MB, Rattan R, Munir MB, Patel D, Khattak F, Vaghasia N, Adelstein E, Jain SK, Saba S. Risks of stroke and death in AF by anticoagulation type. [Heart Rhythm Society Annual Session 2015]

        Cheema FH, Chan EY, Munir MB, Jiang J, Khan ZS, Khan F, Younas F, Mehmood M, Schulze PC, Williams MR, Stewart A, Naka Y, Oz MC, Smith CR, Argenziano M. Management of Moderate Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation During Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Presented at Annual Dallas Leipzig International Valve, Dallas, TX ? December 2010.

        Cheema FH, Chan EY, Munir MB, Khan F, Schaefle KJ, Soni LK, Jiang J, Oz MC, Schulze PC, Smith CR, Argenziano M. Should Moderate Tricuspid Regurgitation Be Surgically Addressed in Patients Undergoing Left-sided Valvular Surgery? Presented at Annual Dallas Leipzig International Valve, Dallas, TX ? December 2010

        2. Cheema FH, Pervez MB, Munir MB, Khan ZS, Cox JL, Roberts HG. Does Cryomaze Injure the Circumflex Artery? A Preliminary Search for Occult Post-Procedure Stenoses. Presented at Annual Scientific Session of international society for minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery (ISMICS), Los Angeles, CA ? June 2012

        Poster Presentation

        Jan 2010 ? Annual meeting of Cardiovascular Research Initiative, Columbia University, New York . The Effect of Naringenin on Neointimal Hyperplasia After Balloon Injury in Rat Carotid Artery.

        Dingxin Qin

        Primary Research Area of Interest:   Cost-effectiveness study and comparative effectiveness study;  patient-centered outcome research

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Cardiovascular Disease

        Research Project Title:  Adherence to Guidelines in the Anti-Arrhythmic Drug Management of Atrial Fibrillation and Patient Outcomes (A retrospective cohort analysis of 5,976 AF patients)

        Mentors:  Dr. Samir Saba

        Matched to: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Hospitalist

        Camille Webb

        Primary Research Area of Interest:   HIV Clinical care, Medical Education

        Primary Clinical Area of Interest:  Infectious Diseases

        Research Project Title:  Medical Education in HIV patient care

        Mentors:  Dr. Peter Veldkamp

        Matched to: UPMC, Chief Medical Resident; University of Texas at Galveston, Infectious Disease Fellowship

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