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Research Opportunities

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Above: Drs. Eric Low, Waseem Ahmad, Kusuma Pokala, Fady Youssef, and Holly Greenwald at DDW 2019 (Digestive Diseases Week).

Scholarly Activities

The UC San Diego Internal Medicine Residency Program is a highly academic training program. The excellent research and clinical faculty help the residents achieve the goals of participating in scholarly activities. It is our purpose to train residents in both clinical medicine and the scientific basis of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.

Every resident participates in a scholarly project that is presented to peers. Additionally, they are responsible for other teaching activities in evidence-based medicine, journal club, clinicopathologic conferences, and morbidity and mortality conferences.

Pictured, from left: Drs. Nicole Herrick, Janet Ma, Anya Narezkina (cardiology faculty), Holly Greenwald, Mike Wilkinson (cardiology faculty), Quan Bui, and Gary Ma at ACC 2019 (American College of Cardiology).

Research Elective

Residents may elect to undertake a two-month research elective under the mentorship of a faculty member during their second or third year. Many great mentors are accessible at UC San Diego; the faculty members place a high value on mentorship. Each resident is assigned to a faculty mentor during their internship year. Residents may identify other mentors as their specialty and research interests come into focus.

Research projects have been diverse, including topics in epidemiology, clinical studies, basic science/bench research, quality improvement, and medical education. Many of the research projects have gone on to be presented at national meetings and publication in peer-reviewed manuscripts.

The research projects are abstracted and placed on the residency website and presented at teaching conferences each year. Each academic year, the residents compete for four slots during the Medicine Grand Rounds series to present their research results.

The two research elective months may be consecutive or separate. 

Right: Above - Dr. Robert Thomas presenting at the American Society for Bone & Mineral Research October 2018. Below - Dr. Mia Awan at the SGIM (Society of General Internal Medicine) national meeting 2018.

Below: Left - Dr. Holly Greenwald. Center (left to right): Drs. Robert Thomas , Anand Srikrishnan, Fady Youssef, David Xu, Susan Seav; Right: Dr. Shaun Giancaterino.

Residents at ACP 2017


Resident Research Symposium

At the end of the year, residents present the results of their research projects during a symposium coordinated by the residency program. The general academic community is invited in addition to the housestaff and their mentors. This is a great opportunity for residents to showcase their work as well as a supportive environment to gain experience in preparing and delivering an academic talk. This year, the Annual Resident Research Symposium was held virtually due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Research Conferences

House staff are encouraged to submit and present their research findings at regional and national conferences. A vast majority do so. All residents receive three academic days for attending conferences, with the residency program providing an educational stipend toward these conferences.

Above: UC San Diego internal Medicine Resident Dr. Carlos Hernandez at SGIM Regional Meeting 2018 (Society of General Internal Medicine) presenting his poster which won first place!.

Above Dr. Dan Corbally presenting his poster at ISHLT 2019 (International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation).

Resident Publications 2019-20

Aldaas, O.M., Malladi, C.L., and Hsu, J.C. Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation for Rhythm Control in Patients with Heart Failure. Am J Cardiol. 2019 Jan 1;123(1):187-195.

Iyer, N.R., McCune, W.J., and Wallace, B.I.. West Nile encephalitis mimicking neuropsychiatric lupus in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. BMJ Case Reports CP 2019;12:e229537. 

Jiang, A.A., Longardner, K., Dickson, D., et al. Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker syndrome misdiagnosed as conversion disorder. BMJ Case Reports CP 2019;12:e229729.

Lanman, T.A., Compton, J.N, Carroll, K.T., et al. Survival patterns of oligoastrocytoma patients: A surveillance, epidemiology and end results (SEER) based analysis. Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, Volume 11, 2018, Pages 70-75.

Lin, A.Y., Chun, V., Dhamija, A., Bordin-Wosk, T., and Kadakia, A.. Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome in an HIV-Infected Patient with Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis. International Journal of STDs & AIDS 2019;30:923-26.

Uraizee, I., Varma, V.K., Sreedhar, H., et al. Label-free Identification of Antibody-mediated Rejection in Cardiac Allograft Biopsies Using Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging. Transplantation 103 (4), 698-704, 2019.

Resident Publications 2018-19

Adler, E.D. and Bui, Q.M. Performing sit down medicine in a stand-up place: is it time for palliative care in the emergency department? Emergency medicine journal : EMJ. (Aug. 2018). [Epub ahead of print]

Aghajan, Y., Grover, I., Gorsi, H., Tumblin, M., Crawford, J. Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology: A Single Institutional Experience. Journal of Neuro-Oncology. (In Press).

Ahmad, W. and Kwong, W.T. Boerhaave's Syndrome: A Window to the Heart. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 16, 7 (Jul. 2018), e77–e78.

Aldaas, O.M., Padwal, J. and Hsu, J.C. Beyond Pulmonary Vein Isolation During Catheter Ablation in Atrial Fibrillation and Systolic Dysfunction. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 71, 11 (Mar. 2018), 1292–1293.

Anand, G., Youssef, F. and Gupta, S. Overall Mortality and Pancreatic Cancer Mortality Among Patients With Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms. Gastroenterology. 154, 5 (Apr. 2018), 1538–1539.

Bhatia, P., Chen, M. and Christiansen, S. Marijuana and stoned fruit. Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 120, 5 (May 2018), 536–537.

Bhatia, P., Temple, J. and Kantor, M. Not Your Garden-Variety Bacteremia: Gardnerella in an Immunocompromised Man. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 66, 9 (Apr. 2018), 1458–1459.

Bui, Q.M., Braun, O.O., Brambatti, M., Gernhofer, Y.K., Hernandez, H., Pretorius, V. and Adler, E.  The value of Stanford integrated psychosocial assessment for transplantation (SIPAT) in prediction of clinical outcomes following left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. Heart & lung : the journal of critical care. (Sep. 2018). [Epub ahead of print]

Bulbul, A., Forde, P.M., Murtuza, A., Woodward, B., Yang, H., Bastian, I., Ferguson, P.K., Lopez-Diaz, F., Ettinger, D.S. and Husain, H. Systemic Treatment Options for Brain Metastases from Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 32, 4 (Apr. 2018), 156–63.

Chang, K.-W.W., Beri, N., Nguyen, N.H., Arbit, B., Fox, S., Mojaver, S., Clopton, P., Tam, S.W., Taylor, A.L., Cohn, J.N., Maisel, A.S. and Anand, I.S. Heart Failure With Recovered Ejection Fraction in African Americans: Results From the African-American Heart Failure Trial. Journal of cardiac failure. 24, 5 (May 2018), 303–309.

Dulai, P., Boland, B., Siddharth, S., Chaudrey, K., Koliani-Pace, J., Kochhar, G., Parikh, M., Shmidt, E., Hartke, J., Chilukuri, P., Meserve, J., Whitehead, D., Hirten, R., Winters, A., Katta, L., Peerani, F., Narula, N., Sultan, K., Swaminath, A., Bohm, M., Lukin, D., Hudesman, D., Chang, J., Rivera-Nieves, J., Jairath, V., Zou, G., Feagan, B., Shen, B., Siegel, C., Loftus, E., Kane, S., Sands, B., Colombel, J-F., Sandborn, W., Lasch, K., Cao, C. Development and Validation of a Scoring System to Predict Outcomes of Vedolizumab Treatment in Patients With Crohn's Disease. Gastroenterology. 155, 3 (Sep. 2018), 687–695.e10.

Gernhofer, Y.K., Braun, O.O., Brambatti, M., Bui, Q.M., Jorge, S.E., Greenberg, B.H., Adler, E. and Pretorius, V. Which advanced heart failure therapy strategy is optimal for patients over 60 years old? The Journal of cardiovascular surgery. (Aug. 2018). [Epub ahead of print]

 Inkellis, E., Low, E., Langhammer, C. and Morshed, S. Incidence and Characterization of Major Upper-Extremity Amputations in the National Trauma Data Bank. JBJS Open Access. (2018), 1.

Kim, S., Spilman, S.L., Liao, D.H., Sacco, P. and Moore, A.A. Social networks and alcohol use among older adults: a comparison with middle-aged adults. Aging & mental health. 22, 4 (Apr. 2018), 550–557.

Maisel, A.S., Duran, J.M. and Wettersten, N. Natriuretic Peptides in Heart Failure: Atrial and B-type Natriuretic Peptides. Heart failure clinics. 14, 1 (Jan. 2018), 13–25.

Marlin, R., Kadakia, A., Ethridge, B. and Mathews, W.C. Physician Attitudes Toward Homosexuality and HIV: The PATHH-III Survey. LGBT health. (Sep. 2018). [Epub ahead of print]

Nguyen, A. and Christiansen, S. Tired and Swollen: A Mono Mimic for Angioedema. Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. (Jun. 2018). [Epub ahead of print]

Nguyen, N.H., Fumery, M., Dulai, P.S., Prokop, L.J., Sandborn, W.J., Murad, M.H. and Singh, S. Comparative efficacy and tolerability of pharmacological agents for management of mild to moderate ulcerative colitis: a systematic review and network meta-analyses. The lancet. Gastroenterology & hepatology. (Aug. 2018). [Epub ahead of print]

Nguyen, N.H., Khera, R., Ohno-Machado, L., Sandborn, W.J. and Singh, S. Annual Burden and Costs of Hospitalization for High-Need, High-Cost Patients With Chronic Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 16, 8 (Aug. 2018), 1284–1292.e30.

Nguyen, N.H., Ohno-Machado, L., Sandborn, W.J. and Singh, S. Infections and Cardiovascular Complications are Common Causes for Hospitalization in Older Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Inflammatory bowel diseases. 24, 4 (Mar. 2018), 916–923.

Nguyen, N.H., Ohno-Machado, L., Sandborn, W.J. and Singh, S. Obesity is Independently Associated with Higher Annual Burden and Costs of Hospitalization in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. (Jul. 2018). [Epub ahead of print]

Nguyen, N.H. and Singh, S. A Primer on Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses. Seminars in liver disease. 38, 2 (May 2018), 103–111.

Nishimura, M., Brann, A., Chang, K.-W.W. and Maisel, A.S. The Confounding Effects of Non-cardiac Pathologies on the Interpretation of Cardiac Biomarkers. Current heart failure reports. (Jul. 2018). [Epub ahead of print]

Nishimura, M. and Hsu, J.C. Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation and End-Stage Renal Disease. The American journal of cardiology. 121, 1 (Jan. 2018), 131–140.

Nishimura, M., Sab, S., Reeves, R.R. and Hsu, J.C. Percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion in atrial fibrillation patients with a contraindication to oral anticoagulation: a focused review. Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology. 20, 9 (Sep. 2018), 1412–1419.

 Patel, N.S., Oury, A., Daniels, G.A., Bazhenova, L. and Patel, S.P. Incidence of Thyroid Function Test Abnormalities in Patients Receiving Immune-Checkpoint Inhibitors for Cancer Treatment. The oncologist. (May 2018). [Epub ahead of print]

Shmidt, E., Kochhar, G., Hartke, J., Chilukuri, P., Meserve, J., Chaudrey, K., Koliani-Pace, JL., Hirten, R., Faleck, D., Barocas, M., Luo, M., Lasch, K., Boland, BS., Singh, S., Vande Casteele, N., Sagi, SV., Fischer, M., Chang, S., Bohm, M., Lukin, D., Sultan, K., Swaminath, A., Hudesman, D., Gupta, N., Kane, S., Loftus, EV., Sandborn, WJ., Siegel, CA., Sands, BE., Colombel, JF., Shen, B., Dulai, PS. Predictors and Management of Loss of Response to Vedolizumab in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflammatory bowel diseases. (May 2018). [Epub ahead of print]

Thomas, R., Gupta, V. and Kwan, B. Second look at Streptococcus sanguinis and the colon. BMJ case reports. (Jun. 2018). [Epub]

Resident Publications 2017-18

Anderson RJ, Corbett B, Ly BT. 2016. A case of acute pericarditis following intravenous injection of crushed morphine tablets. J Psychoactive Drugs. 48(5):355-358.

Beitler JR, Ghafouri TB, Jinadasa SP, Mueller A, Hsu L, Anderson RJ, Joshua J, Tyagi S, Malhotra A, Sell RE, Talmor D. 2017. Favorable neurocognitive outcome with low tidal volume ventilation after cardiac arrest. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 195(9):1198-1206.

Anderson RJ, Malhotra A, Kim NH. 2016. Pulmonary hypertension: evolution of pulmonary arterial hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. J Thorac Dis. 8(Suppl 7): S562-5.

Beri N, Marston NA, Daniels LB, Nowak RM, Schreiber D, Mueller C, Jaffe A, Diercks DB, Wettersten N, DeFilippi C, Peacock WF, Limkakeng AT, Anand I, McCord J, Hollander JE, Wu AHB, Apple FS, Nagurney JG, Berardi C, Cannon CM, Clopton P, Neath SX, Christensen RH, Hogan C, Vilke G, Maisel A. 2017. Necessity of hospitalization and stress testing in low risk chest pain patients. Am J Emerg Med. 35(2):274-280.

Ghashghaei R, Yousefzai R, Adler E. 2016. Palliative care in heart failure. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 58(4):455-60.

Mahmud E, Naghi J, Ang L, Harrison J, Behnamfar O, Pourdjabbar A, Reeves R, Patel M. 2017. Demonstration of the safety and feasibility of robotically assisted percutaneous coronary intervention in complex coronary lesions: results of the CORA-PCI study (complex robotically assisted percutaneous coronary intervention). JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 10(13):1320-1327.

Hsiao R, Greenberg B. 2016. Neprilysin inhibition as a PARADIGM shift in heart failure therapy. Curr Heart Fail Rep. 13(4):172-80.

Hsiao R, Greenberg B. 2016. Contemporary treatment of acute heart failure. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 58(4):367-78.

Raththagala M, Brewer MK, Parker MW, Sherwood AR, Wong BK, Hsu S, Bridges TM, Paasch BC, Hellman LM, Husodo S, Meekins DA, Taylor AO, Turner BD, Auger KD, Dukhande VV, Chakravarthy S, Sanz P, Woods VL Jr, Li S, Vander Kooi CW, Gentry MS. 2015. Structural mechanism of laforin function in glycogen dephosphorylation and lafora disease. Mol Cell. 57(2):261-72.

Hsu S, Rifkin DE, Criqui MH, Suder NC, Garimella P, Ginsberg C, Marasco AM, McQuaide BJ, Barinas-Mitchell EJ, Allison MA, Wassel CL, Ix JH. Relationship of Femoral Artery Ultrasound Measures of Atherosclerosis with Chronic Kidney Disease. J Vasc Surg. 2017; In Press

Kalyanaraman H, Ramdani G, Joshua J, Schall N, Boss GF, Cory E, Sah RL, Casteel DE, Pilz RB. A novel, direct NO donor regulates osteoblast and osteoclast functions and increases bone mass in ovariectomized mice. J Bone Miner Res. 32(1):46-59.

Joshua J, Schwaerzer GK, Kalyanaraman H, Cory E, Sah RL, Li M, Vaida F, Boss GR, Pilz RB. 2014. Soluble guanylate cyclase as a novel treatment target for osteoporosis. Endocrinology. 155(12):4720-30.

Kim RG, Nguyen P, Bettencourt R, Dulai PS, Haufe W, Hooker J, Minocha J, Valasek MA, Aryafar H, Brenner DA, Sirlin CB, Loomba R. 2016. Magnetic resonance elastography identifies fibrosis in adults with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency liver disease: a prospective study. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 44(3):287-99.

Kim RG, Loomba R, Prokop LJ, Singh S. 2017. Statin use and risk of cirrhosis and related complications in patients with chronic liver diseases: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 15(10):1521-1530.

Akeno N, Reece AL, Callahan M, Miller AL, Kim RG, He D, Lane A, Moulton JS, Wikenheiser-Brokamp KA. 2017. Trp53 mutants drive neuroendocrine lung cancer through loss-of-function mechanisms with gain-of-function effects on chemotherapy response. Mol Cancer Ther. doi: 10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-17-0353.

Martin EJ, Cooke EJ, Ceponis A, Barnes RF, Moran CM, Holle S, Hughes TH, Moore RE, von Drygalski A. 2017. Efficacy and safety of point-of-care ultrasound-guided intra-articular corticosteroid joint injections in patients with haemophilic arthropathy. Haemophilia. 23(1):135-143.

Fumery M, Dulai PS, Meirick P, Farrell AM, Ramamoorthy S, Sandborn WJ, Singh S. 2017. Systematic review with meta-analysis: recurrence of Crohn's disease after total colectomy with permanent ileostomy. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 45(3):381-390.

Resident Publications 2016-17

Anderson RJ, Malhotra A, Kim NH. Pulmonary Hypertension: evolution of pulmonary arterial hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. J Thorac Dis. 2016 Jul;8(Suppl 7):S562-5 PMID 27606095

Solhpour A, Chang K, Arain SA, Balan P, Zhao Y, Loghin C, McCarthy JJ, Anderson HV, Smalling RW. Comparison of 30-day Mortality and Myocardial Scar Indices for Patients Treated with Pre-Hospital Reduced Dose Fibrinolytic Followed by Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Versus Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Alone for Treatment of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2016 Mar. Epub ahead of print. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 27028120. Publication Status: Published.

Solhpour A, Chang K, Arain SA, Balan P, Loghin C, McCarthy JJ, Anderson HV, Smalling RW. Ischemic Time is a Better Predictor Than Door-to-Balloon Time for Mortality and Infarct Size in STElevation Myocardial Infarction. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2016 Jun; 87(7): 1194-200. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 26332101. Publication Status: Published.

Morgan JA and DeWolf SE, et al. Investigating B cell development, natural and primary antibody responses in Ly-6A/Sca-1 deficient mice. PLOS ONE. 2016; 11(6).

Ghashghaei R, Arbit B, Maisel A. Current and Novel Biomarkers in Heart Failure: Bench to Bedside. Current Opinion in Cardiology. 2016 March; 31 (2): 191-195: PMID: 26814650.

Ghashghaei R, Yousefzai R, Adler E. Palliative Care in Heart Failure. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. 2016 Jan. PMID 26773596.

Ghashghaei R, Tran H., Adler E. Caregiver Burden Low in Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices? VAD Journal. 2016 Sept.

Hsiao R, Greenberg B. Neprilysin Inhibition as a PARADIGM Shift in Heart Failure Therapy. Curr Heart Fail Rep. 2016 Aug;13(4):172-80 PMID 27271564

Hsiao R, Greenberg B. Contemporary Treatment of Acute Heart Failure. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2016 Jan-Feb;58(4):367-78 PMID 26764279

Kalyanaraman H, Ramdani G, Joshua J, Schall N, Boss GR, Cory E, Sah RL, Dasteel DE, Pilz RB. A Novel, Direct NO Donor Regulates Osteoblast and Osteoclast Functions and Increases Bone Mass in Ovariectomized Mice. J Bone Miner Res. 2016 Jul 8 PMID 27391172

Wardi G, Blanchard D, Dittrich T, Kaushal K, Sell R. Right ventricle dysfunction and echocardiographic parameters in the first 24h following resuscitation in the post-cardiac arrest patient: A retrospective cohort study. Resuscitation. 2016 Jun;103:71-4. Epub 2016 Apr 11.

Mahmud E, Ramsis M, Behnamfar O, Enright K, Huynh A, Kaushal K, Palakodeti S, Li S, The P, Lin F, Reeves R, Patel M, Ang L. Effect of Serum Fibrinogen, Total Stent Length, and Type of Acute Coronary Syndrome on 6-Month Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events and Bleeding After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Am J Cardiol. 2016 May 15;117(10):1575-81. Epub 2016 Mar 2.

Magnetic resonance elastography identifies fibrosis in adults with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency liver disease: a prospective study Kim RG, Nguyen P, Bettencourt R, Dulai PS, Haufe W, Hooker J, Minocha J, Valasek MA, Aryafar H, Brenner DA, Sirlin CB, Loomba R Published in Aliment Pharmacol Ther August 2016.

Markt SC, Lago Hernandez CA, Miller RE, Mahal BA, Bernard B, Albiges L, Frazier LA, Beard CJ, Wright AA, Sweeney CJ. Insurance status and disparities in disease presentation, treatment, and outcomes for men with germ cell tumors.  Cancer. 2016 Oct 15;122(20):3127-3135.

Truong KK, Lam MT, Grandner MA, Sassoon CS; Malhotra A. Timing Matters: Circadian Rhythm in Sepsis, Obstructive Lung Disease, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and Cancer. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Jul;13(7):1144-54.

Lin SC, Ang B, Hernandez C, Bettencourt R, Jain R, Salotti J, Richards L, Kono Y, Aryafar H, Lin GY, Valasek MA, Sirlin CB, Brouha S. Loomba R. Cardiovascular risk assessment in the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis: a secondary analysis of the MOZART trial. Therap Adv Gastroenterol. 2016 Mar; ((2):152-61.

Ingiliz P, Martin TCS, Rodger A, Stellbrink HJ, Mauss S, Boesecke C, Mandorfer M, Bottero J, Baumgarten A, Bhagani S, Lacombe K, Nelson M, Rockstroh JK, NEAT study group (*denotes equal contribution). HCV reinfection incidence and spontaneous clearance rates in  HIV positive men who have sex with men in Western Europe. Accepted J Hepatol 2016.

Martin NK, Vickerman P, Dore GJ, Grebely J, Miners A, Cairns J, Foster GR, Hutchinson SJ, Goldberg DJ, Martin TC, Ramsay M; STOP-HCV consortium, Hickman M. Prioritization of HCV treatment in the direct-acting antiviral era: An economic evaluation. J Hepatol 2016;65(1):17-25.

Natasha K Martin, Alicia Thornton, Matthew Hickman, Caroline Sabin, Mark Nelson, Graham S Cooke, Thomas CS Martin, Valerie Delpech, Murad Ruf, Huw Price, Yusef Azad, Emma C Thomson, and Peter Vickerman. Can Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Direct-Acting Antiviral Treatment as Prevention Reverse the HCV Epidemic Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in the United Kingdom? Epidemiological and Modeling Insights. CID 2016;62(9):1072-80.

Pandey AK, Penny WF, Bhargava V, Lai NC, Hammond HK.  Clinical Evaluation of Heart Failure: Agreement among Tests.  PLoS One. 2016 Aug 18.

Harmon DB, Srikakulapu P, Kaplan JL, Oldham SN, McSkimming C, Garmey JC, Perry HM, Kirby JL, Prohaska TA, Gonen A, Hallowell P, Schirmer B, Tsimikas S, Taylor AM, Witztum JL, McNamara CA. Protective Role for B-1b B Cells and IgM in Obesity-Associated Inflammation, Glucose Intolerance, and Insulin Resistance. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2016 Apr;36(4):682-91.

Sarmiento K, Rossettie J, Stepnowsky C, Atwood C, Calvitti A, VA Sleep Network. The state of Veterans Affairs sleep medicine programs: 2012 inventory results. Sleep Breath. 2016 Mar;20(1):379-82. Epub 2015 Apr 30.


Research Projects 2018-19

Omar AldaasJonathan Hsu, MDOutcomes of Catheter Ablation in Atrial Fibrillation Patient With and Without Heart Failure
Ali AsgharPraveen Akuthota, MDAssessing trends in mortality from eosinophilic diseases in the European Union: an observational study of the WHO mortality database from 2001-2013.
Maria BarskyParambir Dulai, MDRisk for Clostridium Difficile Infection in patients treated with biologic agents
Justin ChenSandip Patel, MDCharacterizing the prevalence, severity, and clinical manifestations of acute- kidney injury in cancer patients treated with immune checkpoint blockade
Alex CyproPhilippe Montgrain, MDCachexia and systemic inflammatory response in patients with lung cancer
DJ GainesRob El-Kareh, MDEvaluation of Follow-Up of Send-Out Tests Pending at Discharge.
Sean GiancaterinoJonathan Hsu, MDClinical Predictors of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Undergoing Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Implantation at an Academic Medical Center and Comparison of Subsequent Differential Long Term Outcomes
Solomon GreenbergBob Geng, MDFunctional Immune Dysregulation in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
Nick HoganSam Tsimikas, MDCharacterizing the effect of Lp(a) levels on circulating monocyte function in CAD patients presenting for coronary angiography
Allen JiangDaniel Sweeney, MDPredictors of mortality in admitted patients with acute hepatitis A: a case series from the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego.
Jeremy KongDan Blanchard, MDEvaluating the utility of atrial strain measurements in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) patients before and after pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE)
Nick LeveronePraveen Akuthota, MDPrevalence of Eosinophilic Lung Diseases in Patients with Hypereosinophilia
Andrew LinDavid Krummen, MDStellate Ganglia Ablation of Refractory Ventricular Arrhythmias
Eric LowSamir Gupta, MDRisk Factors for Developing Colorectal CA in Individuals Under 50 Years of Age
Reema PatelDeborah Kado, MDTrabecular Bone Score and its association with Cobb angle of kyphosis in older men
Kusuma PokalaGobind Anand, MDDevelopment of Pancreatic Cancer among Patients with Chronic Pancreatitis
Stephen SchaleBarry Greenberg, MDAnalysis of Heart Failure Readmissions and the Impact of Observing on Oral Diuretics
Ibrahim SelevanyPaul Kim, MDDoes Microvascular Disease Predict Allograft Dysfunction in the Absence of Epicardial Coronary Disease
Justin SharimKurt Hoffmayer, MDEvaluation of Invasive Interventions for Patients with Neoplastic Pericardial Effusion
Samantha SpilmanDavid Kunkel, MDAssessment of biofeedback therapy as an effective intervention for dyssynergic defecation
Hannah WangbergBob Geng, MDDose-Dependent Association Between Long-Term Inhaled Corticosteroid Use and the Risk of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome
Luke WebsterJoachim Ix, MDEfficacy of urine anion gap as a surrogate of urine ammonium concentration
William WinterRoopali Gupta, MDImproving the quality of geriatric education among undergraduate medical students
Christina WuGreg Seymann, MDOptimizing Use of Procalcitonin Testing
Karen YunSandip Patel, MDIncidence and Kinetics of DKA in Patients on Cancer Immunotherapy


Research Projects 2017-18

Waseem AhmadSiddharth Singh, MDComparative Outcomes of Patients with IBD with Diarrhea Evaluated Using Nucleic Acid Amplification test ('GI Pathogen Panel') or Conventional Stool Cultures and Clostridium difficile Polymerase Chain Reaction
Laura Barnes
Jeremy Beitler, MDEnd-Tidal CO2 (ETCO2) During In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest as a Predictor of Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC)
Prerana BhatiaDavid Krummen, MDLocalizing Atrial Fibrillation Sources Using Computational Modeling
Quan BuiLori Daniels, MDThe Association of Breast Arterial Calcification (BAC) on Digital Mammography and Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) on Non-Contrast, Coronary CT Scans
Kimberly ChauLeonie Heyworth, MDAdvance Care Planning Amongst the Homeless: Perceptions of the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment
Victor ChunLaura Crotty Alexander, MDElectronic Cigarette Use and Effect on Pulmonary Function and Inflammation
Sean DeWolfDianne McKay, MDA Model of Ischemia-reperfusion in Primary Renal Tubular Epithelial Cells: Exploring the Role of NOD2, TLR2 and NLRP3
Jessica Galant-SwaffordAlexander Kim, MDThe Prevalence of C. difficile, VRE, and MRSA Infections Among Patients with a Reported Penicillin Allergy in the UCSD Health System and Its Implications For Overall Health Outcomes and Cost: A Retrospective Case-control Study
Holly GreenwaldDavid Kunkel, MDAssessment of Biofeedback Therapy as an Effective Intervention for Fecal Incontinence
Jean GuanRoopali Gupta, MDDevelopment of Geriatrics Elective for the UCSD Internal Medicine Residency Program
Eric JonesMarc Riedl, MDDescriptive Analysis of Asthma Patients Requiring Biologic Therapies
Stephanie KohDaniel Blanchard, MDEchocardiography Analysis of Right Atrial Longitudinal Strain in Patients with Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
Carlos Lago-HernandezEduardo Grunvald, MDSustaining Treatment (POLST) Form and Barriers to Its Usage in the Outpatient Setting
Minh-da LeRohit Loomba, MDAssociation Between Baseline Liver Fat Content and the Histologic Evolution of Fatty Liver Disease and Fibrosis
Gary Ma
Sotirios Tsimikas, MDLipoprotein(a) Biomarker Based Calcified Aortic Valve Disease Risk Assessment in TAVR Patients
Janet MaAlan Maisel, MDCharacterizing Methamphetamine-associated Heart Failure at the VA
Robert MarlinAnkita Kadakia, MDPhysicians' Attitudes Toward LGBT Individuals – PATHH-III Survey
Amie NguyenMarc Riedl, MDPrevalence and Characterization of Prodromal Symptoms in Histamine-mediated vs. Bradykinin-mediated Angioedema
Amit PandeyLori Daniels, MDTroponin vs. CK-MB: Real-World Use of Cardiac Biomarkers
Alex PearceJeremy Beitler, MDRapid Response Teams and Delayed ICU Upgrade
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Grant SenyeiTim Fernandes, MDPredicting Clinical Outcomes in Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
Anand SrikrishnanPhilippe Montgrain, MDEvaluation of the Safety of SBRT for the Treatment of Early-stage Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: Toxicities Experienced in a Panel of Veterans
William StendardiEric Adler, MD19F-MRI Using FETRIS Nanoemulsions Detects Rejection and ECM Modulation in Cardiac Allografts
Robert ThomasDeborah Kado, MD; Sanjay Mehta, MDThe Association Between Stool Microbiome and Vitamin D Levels in the Elderly
David XuKathryn Gold, MDOff-labl Use of Immunotherapy in Tumors of Non-squamous Cell Carcinoma Head and Neck Cancer
Brittany YeeTissa Hata, MDEffectiveness and Tolerability of Current Treatments for Lichen Planopilaris: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Fady YoussefGobind Anand, MD; Samir Gupta, MDCase-control Study of Pancreatic Cancer Development and Risk Factors from Large National Cohort of 8,740 Patients with Pancreatic Cysts