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Research Opportunities

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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.

Scholarly Activities

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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, each resident is responsible for other teaching activities in journal club, evidence-based medicine, clinical reasoning conferences, and Excellence in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (eQIPS) conferences.

Research Elective

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Residents may elect to undertake a two-month research elective under the mentorship of a faculty member during their second or third year. The two months may be consecutive or separate. Many great mentors are accessible at UC San Diego; the faculty members place a high value on mentorship. Each resident is assigned to a coach during their intern year. Residents may identify other mentors as their specialty and research interests come into focus. Research projects have been diverse, including topics in epidemiology, basic science research, clinical studies, quality improvement, and medical education. Many of the projects have gone on to be presented at national meetings and have resulted in peer-reviewed publications. Each year, the residents also compete for four slots during the Medicine Grand Rounds series to present their results. 

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. In 2020 and 2021, the Annual Resident Research Symposium was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Research Conferences

Housestaff is 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.

Resident Publications

Aldaas, O.M., Lupercio, F., Lin, A.Y., et al. Ablation of mitral annular flutter ablation utilizing a left atrial anterior line versus a lateral mitral isthmus line: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2021 Feb 4;10.1007/s10840-021-00943-x.

Aldaas, O.M., Lupercio, F., Mylavarapu, P.S., et al. Meta-analysis of the usefulness of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Am J Cardiol. 2021 Mar 1;142:66-73.

Ammirati, E., Brambatti, M., Bui, Q.M., et al. Outcome of patients on heart transplant list treated with a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device: Insights from the TRans-Atlantic registry on VAd and TrAnsplant (TRAViATA). Int J Cardiol. 2021 Feb 1;324:122-130.

Astashchanka, A., Ryan, J., Lin, E., et al. Pulmonary complications in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients: a clinician primer. J Clin Med. 2021 Jul 22;10(15):3227.

Barsky, M., Meserve, J., Le, H., et al. Understanding determinants of patient preferences between stool tests and colonoscopy for the assessment of disease activity in inflammatory bowel disease. Dig Dis Sci. 2021 Aug;66(8):2564-2569.

Bhatia, H.S., Bui, Q.M., King, K., et al. Subclinical left ventricular dysfunction in COVID-19. Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc. 2021 Jun;34:100770.

Bhatia, P., Chiou, T., Svennberg, E., et al. Clinical significance of incidentally detected lead perforations by computed tomography. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2021 May;44(5):936-942.

Bui, Q.M., Ang, L., and Phreaner, N. A case report of cardiogenic shock from takotsubo cardiomyopathy with left ventricular outflow tract obstruction: fundamental lessons in cardiac pathophysiology. Eur Heart J Case Rep. 2021 Apr 21;5(4):ytab127.

Bullen, A.L., Cashion, W., Webster, L., et al. Estimated urinary flow rate and contrast-associated acute kidney injury risk: the PRESERVE (Prevention of Serious Adverse Events Following Angiography) trial. Kidney Med. 2021 Feb 27;3(3):461-463.

Cannon, S.M., Graber, S., King, H.L., et al. PrEP University: a multi-disciplinary university-based HIV prevention education program. J Community Health. 2021 Jun 9. Online ahead of print.

Cypro, A., Rolfsen, M.Jones, N., et al. An international virtual COVID-19 critical care training forum for healthcare workers. ATS Sch. 2021 Feb 24;2(2):278-286.

Daniels, L.B., Ren, J., Bui, Q.M., et al. Relation of prior statin and anti-hypertensive use to severity of disease among patients hospitalized with COVID-19: findings from the American Heart Association's COVID-19 Cardiovascular Disease Registry. PLoS One. 2021 Jul 15;16(7):e0254635.

Darden, D., Aldaas, O., Mylavarapu, P.S., et al. Association between early recurrences of atrial tachyarrhythmias and long-term outcomes in patients after repeat atrial fibrillation ablation. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2021 Apr 7. Online ahead of print.

Darden, D., Hsu, J.C., Brooks, M.et al. Fasciculoventricular and atrioventricular accessory pathways in patients with Danon disease and preexcitation: A multicenter experience. Heart Rhythm. 2021 Jul;18(7):1194-1202.

Duran, J.M., Barat, M., Lin, A.Y.et al. Low mortality in SARS-CoV-2 infected heart transplant recipients at a single center. Clin Transplant. 2021 Jul 28:10.1111/ctr.14443.

Hsu, C., Duan, Y., Fouts, D.E., and Schnabl, B. Intestinal virome and therapeutic potential of bacteriophages in liver disease. J Hepatol. 2021 Aug 23:S0168-8278(21)01997-8.

Jamshidian, M.S., Larive, B., Gassman, J., et al. Effect of lanthanum carbonate on blood pressure in CKD. Am J Kidney Dis. 2021 Aug;78(2):312-314.

Jiang, J.Y., Greenwald, H., and Gupta, V. Intestinal tuberculosis presenting as an ileocecal mass in a renal transplant patient. Cureus. 2021 Jan 29;13(1):e12995.

Jiang, J.Y., and Reid, E. Impact of insurance status on outcomes in individuals with AIDS-defining cancers. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2021 Sep 29. Online ahead of print.

Leverone, N., Tran, S., Barry, J., and Akuthota, P. Diagnoses associated with peripheral blood eosinophilia: A 5-year review. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2021 Aug 13;S1081-1206(21)00571-8.

Lin, A.Y., Dinatolo, E., Metra, M., et al. Thromboembolism in heart failure patients in sinus rhythm: epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical trials, and future direction. JACC Heart Fail. 2021 Apr;9(4):243-253.

Lin, A.Y., Saul, T., Aldaas, O.M., et al. Early versus delayed lead extraction in patients with infected cardiovascular implantable electronic devices. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2021 Jun;7(6):755-763.

Malladi, C.L., Darden, D., Aldaas, O., Mylavarapu, P.S., et al. Association between specific antiarrhythmic drug prescription in the post-procedural blanking period and recurrent atrial arrhythmias after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. PLoS One. 2021 Jun 24;16(6):e0253266.

Masso-Silva, J.A., Rolfsen, M.Fuentes, A.L., et al. Increased peripheral blood neutrophil activation phenotypes and NETosis in critically ill COVID-19 patients: a case series and review of the literature. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 May 14;ciab437.

Meserve, J., Facciorusso, A., Holmer, A.K., et al. Systematic review with meta-analysis: safety and tolerability of immune checkpoint inhibitors in patients with pre-existing inflammatory bowel diseases. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2021 Feb;53(3):374-382.

Meserve, J., Luo, J., Zhu, W., et al. Paternal exposure to immunosuppressive and/or biologic agents and birth outcomes in patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. Gastroenterology. 2021 Jul;161(1):107-115.e3.

Meserve, J., and Singh, S. Pathologist, meet Picasso! virtual chromoendoscopy for detecting histologic remission in ulcerative colitis. Gastroenterology. 2021 Apr;160(5):1469-1472.

Nguyen, N.H., Picetti, D., Dulai, P.S., et al. Machine learning-based prediction models for diagnosis and prognosis in inflammatory bowel diseases: a systematic review. J Crohns Colitis. 2021 Sep 7;jjab155.

Ramirez-Sanchez, C., Syed, R., Meier, A., et al. A unique case of Miller Fisher-Guillain-Barré overlap syndrome in a liver transplant recipient. J Neurovirol. 2021 Sep 22:1-5. Online ahead of print.

Raphelson, J.R., Kreitinger, K.Y., and Malhotra, A. Positive airway pressure therapy in sleep-disordered breathing. Neurotherapeutics. 2021 Jan;18(1):75-80.

Savage, D.J. The COVID-19 pandemic as a catalyst for medical education innovation: A learner's perspective. FASEB Bioadv. 2021 Mar 18;3(6):449-455.

Savage, D.J., Gutierrez, O., Montané, B.E., et al. Implementing a telemedicine curriculum for internal medicine residents during a pandemic: the Cleveland Clinic experience. Postgrad Med J. 2021 Mar 10;postgradmedj-2020-139228.

Solanky, D., Juang, D.K., Drobish, I.C., et al. Using diagnostic stewardship to reduce rates, healthcare expenditures and accurately identify cases of hospital-onset Clostridioides difficile infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Jan;42(1):51-56.

Tariq, R., Saha, S., Solanky, D., et al. Predictors and management of failed fecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2021 Jul 1;55(6):542-547.

Tsai, L., Ma, C., Dulai, P.S., et al. Contemporary risk of surgery in patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease: a meta-analysis of population-based cohorts. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 Oct;19(10):2031-2045.e11.

Tsai, L., Nguyen, N.H., Ma, C., et al. Systematic review and meta-analysis: risk of hospitalization in patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease in population-based cohort studies. Dig Dis Sci. 2021 Aug 11. Online ahead of print.

Voth, E., Solanky, D., Loftus, E.V., Jr., et al. Novel risk factors and outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease patients with Clostridioides difficile infection. Therap Adv Gastroenterol. 2021 Mar 12;14:1756284821997792.

Woodell, T.B., Webster, L., Mehta, R., et al. Total carbon dioxide versus pH for determining acid-base status in patients on continuous kidney replacement therapy: a cohort study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2021 Feb;77(2):305-307.

Aldaas, O.M., Malladi, C.L., and Hsu, J.C. Atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2020 May;35(3):260-270.

Aldaas, O.M., Malladi, C.L., Mylavarapu, P.S., et al. Comparison of outcomes after ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure with preserved versus reduced ejection fraction. Am J Cardiol. 2020 Dec 1;136:62-70.

Bhatia, P.M., and Daniels, L.B. Highly sensitive cardiac troponins: the evidence behind sex-specific cutoffs. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 May 18;9(10):e015272.

Brann, A., Janvanishstaporn, S., and Greenberg, B. Association of prior left ventricular ejection fraction with clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure with midrange ejection fraction. JAMA Cardiol. 2020 Sep 1;5(9):1027-1035.

Brann, A., Tran, H., and Greenberg, B. Contemporary approach to treating heart failure. Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2020 Nov;30(8):507-518.

Bransky, N., Iyer, N.R., Cannon, S.M., Tyan, A.H., Mylavarapu, P., et al. Three rare concurrent complications of tertiary hyperparathyroidism: maxillary brown tumor, uremic leontiasis ossea, and hungry bone syndrome. J Bone Metab. 2020 Aug;27(3):217-226.

Bui, Q.M., Han, F., and Cotter, B. Challenging case of J-wave syndromes. Heart. 2020 Nov;106(22):1725-1780.

Bui, Q.M., Hong, K.N., Ma, G.S., et al. Apical sparing strain pattern in Danon disease: insights from a global registry. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 Dec;13(12):2689-2691.

Burk-Rafel, J., Harris, K.B., Savage, D.J., et al. Students as catalysts for curricular innovation: A change management framework. Med Teach. 2020 May;42(5):572-577.

Cunha, G.M., Fowler, K.J., Abushamat, F., et al. Imaging diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma: the liver imaging reporting and data system, why and how? Clin Liver Dis. 2020 Nov;24(4):623-636.

Daniels, L.B., Sitapati, A.M., Bui, Q.M., et al. Relation of statin use prior to admission to severity and recovery among COVID-19 inpatients. Am J Cardiol. 2020 Dec 1;136:149-155.

Darden, D., Nishimura, M., Sharim, J., and Maisel, A. An update on the use and discovery of prognostic biomarkers in acute decompensated heart failure. Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2019 Nov;19(11):1019-1029.

Dulai, P.S., Battat, R., Barsky, M., et al. Incorporating fecal calprotectin into clinical practice for patients with moderate-to-severely active ulcerative colitis treated with biologics or small-molecule inhibitors. Am J Gastroenterol. 2020 Jun;115(6):885-894.

Dulai, P.S., Singh, S., Meserve, J., et al. Development and validation of clinical scoring tool to predict outcomes of treatment with vedolizumab in patients with ulcerative colitis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Dec;18(13):2952-2961.e8.

Duran, J.M., Gad, S., Brann, A., and Greenberg, B. Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist use following heart failure hospitalization. ESC Heart Fail. 2020 Apr;7(2):482-492.

Fairfield, B., and Schnabl, B. Gut dysbiosis as a driver in alcohol-induced liver injury. JHEP Rep. 2020 Dec 10;3(2):100220.

Giancaterino, S., Abushamat, F., Duran, J., et al. Complete heart block and subsequent sudden cardiac death from immune checkpoint inhibitor-associated myocarditis. HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2020 Jul 25;6(10):761-764.

Giancaterino, S.Nishimura, M., Birgersdotter-Green, U., et al. Clinical factors associated with baseline history of atrial fibrillation and subsequent clinical outcomes following initial implantable cardioverter-defibrillator placement. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2020 Jun;43(6):542-550.

Giancaterino, S., Urey, M.A., Darden, D., and Hsu, J.C. Management of arrhythmias in cardiac amyloidosis. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2020 Apr;6(4):351-361.

Ho, G., Lin, A.Y., and Krummen, D.E. Linking electrical drivers with atrial cardiomyopathy for the targeted treatment of atrial fibrillation. Front Physiol. 2020 Nov 12;11:570740.

Igata, S., Ma, J.I., Nishimura, M., et al. Systematic assessment of the impact of ultrasound-enhancing agents upon measurements of cardiac size and function by echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2020 Mar;33(3):313-321.

Kreitinger, K.Y., Lui, M.M.S., Raphelson, J.R., et al. Screening for obstructive sleep apnea in a diverse bariatric surgery population. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2020 Nov;28(11):2028-2034.

Lang, S., Fairfield, B., Gao, B., et al. Changes in the fecal bacterial microbiota associated with disease severity in alcoholic hepatitis patients. Gut Microbes. 2020 Nov 9;12(1):1785251.

Leverone, N.A., Munce, D., Raphelson, J.R., Ma, J., et al. Critical care education in a pandemic through tele-ICU. ATS Sch. 2020 Dec 3;2(1):29-33.

Lin, A.Y., Lupercio, F., Ho, G., et al. Safety and efficacy of cardiovascular implantable electronic device extraction in elderly patients: a meta-analysis and systematic review. Heart Rhythm O2. 2020 Oct;1(4):250-258.

Lin, A.Y., Tran, H., Brambatti, M., et al. Ventricular arrhythmias in patients with biventricular assist devices. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2020 Sep;58(3):243-252.

Low, E.E., Demb, J., Liu, L., et al. Risk factors for early-onset colorectal cancer. Gastroenterology. 2020 Aug;159(2):492-501.e7.

Lukin, D., Faleck, D., Meserve, J., et al. Comparative safety and effectiveness of vedolizumab to tumor necrosis factor antagonist therapy for ulcerative colitis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Oct 8:S1542-3565(20)31388-4.

Lupercio, F., Giancaterino, S., Villablanca, P.A., et al. P2Y12 inhibitors with oral anticoagulation for percutaneous coronary intervention with atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Heart. 2020 Apr;106(8):575-583.

Lupercio, F., Lin, A.Y., Aldaas, O.M., et al. Role of adjunctive posterior wall isolation in patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2020 Jun;58(1):77-86.

Ma, J.I., Ammirati, E., Brambatti, M., and Adler, E. Biventricular intravascular microaxial blood pumps and immunosuppression as a bridge to recovery in giant cell myocarditis. JACC Case Rep. 2020 Aug 19;2(10):1484-1488.

Meserve, J., and Dulai, P. Predicting response to vedolizumab in inflammatory bowel disease. Front Med (Lausanne). 2020 Apr 2;7:76.

Nguyen, A., Zuraw, B.L., and Christiansen, S.C. Contact system activation during erythema marginatum in hereditary angioedema. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2020 Apr;124(4):394-395.e1.

Nguyen, N.H., Koola, J., Dulai, P.S., et al. Rate of risk factors for and interventions to reduce hospital readmission in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Aug;18(9):1939-1948.e7.

Nguyen, N.H.Kurnool, S., Dulai, P.S., et al. Short disease duration is associated with increased risk of treatment failure in biologic-treated patients with ulcerative colitis. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2020 Aug 20;26(9):1429-1435.

Nguyen, N.H., Singh, S., and Sandborn, W.J. Positioning therapies in the management of Crohn's disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 May;18(6):1268-1279.

Nishimura, M., Bhatia, H., Ma, J., et al. The impact of substance abuse on heart failure hospitalizations. Am J Med. 2020 Feb;133(2):207-213.e1.

Nishimura, M., Marcus, G.M., Varosy, P.D., et al. Association of body mass index with cardiac resynchronization therapy intention and left ventricular lead implantation failure: insights from the NCDR implantable cardioverter-defibrillator registry. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2020 Mar;57(2):279-288.

Sharim, J., and Daniels, L.B. Soluble ST2 and soluble markers of fibrosis: emerging roles for prognosis and guiding therapy. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2020 May 19;22(6):41.

Solanky, D., and Kwan, B. Nontyphoid Salmonella empyema in a patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus. J Glob Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 30;12(4):219-220.

Tariq, R., Disbrow, M.B., Solanky, D., et al. Efficacy of fecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent C. difficile infection in inflammatory bowel disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2020 Aug 20;26(9):1415-1420.

Thomas, I.C., Nishimura, M., Ma, J., et al. Clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with heart failure and methamphetamine abuse. J Card Fail. 2020 Mar;26(3):202-209.

Vanam, S., Chindhy, S., Han, F.T., and Shen, J. Recurrent syncope resulting from large carotid atheroma. HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2020 Dec 3;7(2):106-108.

Webster, L., Larive, B., Gassman, J., et al. A simple equation to estimate urinary flow rate using urine creatinine. Am J Nephrol. 2020;51(5):395-400.

Yun, K., Daniels, G., Gold, K., et al. Rapid onset type 1 diabetes with anti-PD-1 directed therapy. Oncotarget. 2020 Jul 14;11(28):2740-2746.

Aghajan, Y., Grover, I., Gorsi, H., et al. Use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in pediatric neuro-oncology: a single institutional experience. J Neurooncol. 2019 Jan;141(1):151-158.

Aghajan, Y., Malicki, D.M., Levy, M.L., and Crawford, J.R. Atypical anaplastic astrocytoma with unique molecular features and diffuse leptomeningeal spread in a child with long-term survival. BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Feb 13;12(2):e228153.

Aghajan, Y., Malicki, D.M., Levy, M.L., and Crawford, J.R. Atypical central neurocytoma with novel EWSR1-ATF1 fusion and MUTYH mutation detected by next-generation sequencing. BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Jan 14;12(1):bcr-2018-226455.

Ahmad, W., Nguyen, N.H., Boland, B.S., et al. Comparison of multiplex gastrointestinal pathogen panel and conventional stool testing for evaluation of diarrhea in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases. Dig Dis Sci. 2019 Feb;64(2):382-390.

Aldaas, O.M., Igata, S., Raisinghani, A., et al. Accuracy of left ventricular ejection fraction determined by automated analysis of handheld echocardiograms: a comparison of experienced and novice examiners. Echocardiography. 2019 Dec;36(12):2145-2151.

Aldaas, O.M., Lupercio, F., Han, F.T., et al. Meta-analysis of effect of modest (≥10%) weight loss in management of overweight and obese patients with atrial fibrillation. Am J Cardiol. 2019 Nov 15;124(10):1568-1574.

Aldaas, O.M., Malladi, C.L., and Hsu, J.C. Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure. Am J Cardiol. 2019 Jan 1;123(1):187-195.

Aldaas, O.M., Nishimura, M., and Hsu, J.C. Letter by Aldaas et al regarding article, "Oral anticoagulation in very elderly patients with atrial fibrillation: a nationwide cohort study." Circulation. 2019 Jan 2;139(1):144-145.

Aldaas, O.M., Padwal, J., and Hsu, J.C. Beyond pulmonary vein isolation during catheter ablation in atrial fibrillation and systolic dysfunction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Mar 20;71(11):1292-1293.

Beri, N., Daniels, L.B., Jaffe, A., et al. Copeptin to rule out myocardial infarction in Blacks versus Caucasians. Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care. 2019 Aug;8(5):395-403.

Bui, Q.M., Allen, L.A., LeMond, L., et al. Psychosocial evaluation of candidates for heart transplant and ventricular assist devices: beyond the current consensus. Circ Heart Fail. 2019 Jul;12(7):e006058.

Bui, Q.M., Braun, O.O., Brambatti, M., et al. The value of Stanford integrated psychosocial assessment for transplantation (SIPAT) in prediction of clinical outcomes following left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. Heart Lung. 2019 Mar-Apr;48(2):85-89.

Bui, Q.M., and Daniels, L.B. A review of the role of breast arterial calcification for cardiovascular risk stratification in women. Circulation. 2019 Feb 19;139(8):1094-1101.

Caussy, C., Ajmera, V.H., Hsu, C.L., et al. Serum metabolites detect the presence of advanced fibrosis in derivation and validation cohorts of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Gut. 2019 Oct;68(10):1884-1892.

Caussy, C., Hsu, C., Singh, S., et al. Serum bile acid patterns are associated with the presence of NAFLD in twins, and dose-dependent changes with increase in fibrosis stage in patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2019 Jan;49(2):183-193.

Daniels, L.B., and Bui, Q.M. Should a high Gal-3 have us scared stiff? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 May 14;73(18):2296-2298.

Duran, J., Martinez, A., and Adler, E. Cardiovascular manifestations of mitochondrial disease. Biology (Basel). 2019 May 11;8(2):34.

Elkoustaf, R.A., Aldaas, O.M., Batiste, C.D., et al. Lifestyle interventions and carotid plaque burden: a comparative analysis of two lifestyle intervention programs in patients with coronary artery disease. Perm J. 2019;23:18.196.

Eng, K.J., Yang, J.Z., Tyagi, S., et al. Incorporating baseline functional status to improve validity of neurological outcome assessments following cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2019 Sep;142:69-73.

Faleck, D.M., Winters, A., Meserve, J., et al. Shorter disease duration is associated with higher rates of response to vedolizumab in patients with Crohn's disease but not ulcerative colitis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Nov;17(12):2497-2505.e1.

Gernhofer, Y.K., Braun, O.O., Bui, Q.M., et al. Which advanced heart failure therapy strategy is optimal for patients over 60 years old? J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2019 Apr;60(2):251-258.

Giancaterino, S., Darden, D., and Hsu, J.C. Clinical implications of redefining recurrence of atrial fibrillation following catheter ablation. Europace. 2019 Jul 1;21(7):1139.

Giancaterino, S., and Hsu, J.C. Valvular atrial fibrillation: a confusing and obsolete definition. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Jul 2;73(25):3360-3361.

Ho, G., Bhatia, P., Mehta, I., et al. Prevalence and short-term clinical outcome of mobile thrombi detected on transvenous leads in patients undergoing lead extraction. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2019 Jun;5(6):657-664.

Ho, G., Bhatia, P., Mehta, I., et al. Reply: lead-adherent echodensities: the rule rather than the exception! JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2019 Jul;5(7):868-869.

Hsu, C., Caussy, C., Le, M.-D., et al. Magnetic resonance vs transient elastography analysis of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a systematic review and pooled analysis of individual participants. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Mar;17(4):630-637.e8.

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 Rep. 2019 Jul 24;12(7):e229537.

Jager, M., Demb, J., Asghar, A., et al. Mailed outreach is superior to usual care alone for colorectal cancer screening in the USA: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Dig Dis Sci. 2019 Sep;64(9):2489-2496.

Jain, A., Nguyen, N.H., Proudfoot, J.A., et al. Impact of obesity on disease activity and patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS) in inflammatory bowel diseases. Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 Apr;114(4):630-639.

Jiang, A.A.Greenwald, H.S., Sheikh, L., et al. Predictors of acute liver failure in patients with acute hepatitis a: an analysis of the 2016-2018 San Diego County hepatitis A outbreak. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Nov 5;6(11):ofz467.

Jiang, A.A., Longardner, K., Dickson, D., and Sell, R. Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker syndrome misdiagnosed as conversion disorder. BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Aug 13;12(8):e229729.

Källner, N., Nishimura, M., Birgersdotter-Green, U., et al. Predictors of rate-adaptive pacing in patients implanted with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator and subsequent differential clinical outcomes. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2019 Jun;55(1):83-91.

Koliani-Pace, J.L., Singh, S., Meserve, J., et al. Changes in vedolizumab utilization across US academic centers and community practice are associated with improved effectiveness and disease outcomes. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2019 Oct 18;25(11):1854-1861.

Lin, A.Y., Chun, V., Dhamija, A., et al. Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in an HIV-infected patient with disseminated coccidioidomycosis. Int J STD AIDS. 2019 Aug;30(9):923-926.

Ma, J.I., Nishimura, M., Wong, D.J., et al. Predictive factors for progression of mitral regurgitation in asymptomatic patients with mitral valve prolapse. Am J Cardiol. 2019 Apr 15;123(8):1309-1313.

Meserve, J., Aniwan, S., Koliani-Pace, J.L., et al. Retrospective analysis of safety of vedolizumab in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Jul;17(8):1533-1540.e2.

Meserve, J., Barsky, M., and Dulai, P.S. In the absence of head-to-head trials, what do real world studies tell us about the comparative effectiveness of biologics in Crohn's disease. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 2019 Feb-Apr;38-39:101619.

Murtuza, A., Bulbul, A., Shen, J.P., et al. Novel third-generation EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors and strategies to overcome therapeutic resistance in lung cancer. Cancer Res. 2019 Feb 15;79(4):689-698.

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. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Mar;17(4):709-718.e7.

Nishimura, M., and Birgersdotter-Green, U. Gender-based differences in cardiac resynchronization therapy response. Card Electrophysiol Clin. 2019 Mar;11(1):115-122.

Nishimura, M., Lupercio-Lopez, F., and Hsu, J.C. Left atrial appendage electrical isolation as a target in atrial fibrillation. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2019 Apr;5(4):407-416.

Nishimura, M., Ma, J., Fox, S., et al. Characteristics and outcomes of methamphetamine abuse among veterans with heart failure. Am J Cardiol. 2019 Sep 15;124(6):907-911.

Seav, S.M., and Schuster, N.M. Cluster-status migrainosus with a weekly periodicity responsive to high-flow oxygen: a case report. Cephalalgia. 2019 Jan;39(1):157-160.

Solanky, D., Krishnamoorthi, R, Crews, N., et al. Barrett esophagus length, nodularity, and low-grade dysplasia are predictive of progression to esophageal adenocarcinoma. J Clin Gastroenterol. May/Jun 2019;53(5):361-365.

Solanky, D., Pardi, D.S., Loftus, E.V., and Khanna, S. Colon surgery risk with corticosteroids versus immunomodulators or biologics in inflammatory bowel disease patients with Clostridium difficile infection. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2019 Feb 21;25(3):610-619.

Vasudevan, R.S., Mojaver, S., Chang, K.W., et al. Observation of stethoscope sanitation practices in an emergency department setting. Am J Infect Control. 2019 Mar;47(3):234-237.

Yazdi, D., and Sharim, J. A nearly stressful situation-a case of Wellens syndrome. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 May 1;179(5):704-706.

Zhou, J.Y., Martinez, J.A., and Shen, J.P. Lamotrigine-induced hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2019 Nov 26;13(1):345.

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? Emerg Med J. 2018 Dec;35(12):730-731.

Aghajan, Y., Diaz, J., and Sladek, E. Mysteriously puffy hand: puffy hand syndrome. BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Dec 22;11(1):e227578.

Ahmad, W., and Kwong, W.T. Boerhaave's syndrome: a window to the heart. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Jul;16(7):e77-e78.

Aldaas, O.M., Padwal, J., and Hsu, J.C. Beyond pulmonary vein isolation during catheter ablation in atrial fibrillation and systolic dysfunction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Mar 20;71(11):1292-1293.

Anand, G., Youssef, F., and Gupta, S. Overall mortality and pancreatic cancer mortality among patients with pancreatic cystic neoplasms. Gastroenterology. 2018 Apr;154(5):1538-1539.

Anderson, R.J., Hsu, L., Ghafouri, T.B., Tyagi, S., Joshua, J., et al. Shock subtypes by left ventricular ejection fraction following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Crit Care. 2018 Jun 15;22(1):162.

Bhatia, P., Chen, M., and Christiansen, S. Marijuana and stoned fruit. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2018 May;120(5):536-537.

Bhatia, P., Temple, J., and Kantor, M. Not your garden-variety bacteremia: Gardnerella in an immunocompromised man. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Apr 17;66(9):1458-1459.

Bulbul, A., Forde, P.M., Murtuza, A., et al. Systemic treatment options for brain metastases from non-small-cell lung cancer. Oncology (Williston Park). 2018 Apr 15;32(4):156-63.

Caussy, C., Hsu, C., Lo, M.T., et al. Link between gut-microbiome derived metabolite and shared gene-effects with hepatic steatosis and fibrosis in NAFLD. Hepatology. 2018 Sep;68(3):918-932.

Chang, K.W., Beri, N., Nguyen, N.H., et al. Heart failure with recovered ejection fraction in African Americans: results from the African-American Heart Failure Trial. J Card Fail. 2018 May;24(5):303-309.

Dulai, P.S., Boland, B.S., Meserve, J., et al. Development and validation of a scoring system to predict outcomes of vedolizumab treatment in patients with Crohn's disease. Gastroenterology. 2018 Sep;155(3):687-695.e10.

Giancaterino, S.K., and Hsu, J.C. The smartwatch will see you now: implications of mass screening for atrial fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Sep 18;72(12):1433-1434.

Giancaterino, S., Lupercio, F., Nishimura, M., and Hsu, J.C. Current and future use of insertable cardiac monitors. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 Nov;4(11):1383-1396.

Hsu, S., Rifkin, D.E., Criqui, M.H., et al. Relationship of femoral artery ultrasound measures of atherosclerosis with chronic kidney disease. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Jun;67(6):1855-1863.e1.

Inkellis, E., Low, E., Langhammer, C., and Morshed, S. Incidence and characterization of major upper-extremity amputations in the National Trauma Data Bank. JB JS Open Access. 2018 Apr 24;3(2):e0038.

Joshua, J., Scholten, E., Schaerer, D., et al. Otolaryngology in critical care. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 Jun;15(6):643-654.

Kim, S., Spilman, S.L., Liao, D.H., et al. Social networks and alcohol use among older adults: a comparison with middle-aged adults. Aging Ment Health. 2018 Apr;22(4):550-557.

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. Interdiscip Neurosurg. 2018 Mar;11:70-75.

Lee, M.S., Shlofmitz, E., Kong, J., et al. Impact of the use of intravascular imaging on patients who underwent orbital atherectomy. J Invasive Cardiol. 2018 Feb;30(2):77-80.

Lee, M.S., Shlofmitz, E., Kong, J., et al. Orbital atherectomy for the treatment of small (2.5mm) severely calcified coronary lesions: ORBIT II sub-analysis. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2018 Apr;19(3 Pt A):268-272.

Lee, M.S., Shlofmitz, E., Kong, J., et al. Outcomes of patients with severely calcified aorto-ostial coronary lesions who underwent orbital atherectomy. J Interv Cardiol. 2018 Feb;31(1):15-20.

Maisel, A.S., Duran, J.M., and Wettersten, N. Natriuretic peptides in heart failure: atrial and B-type natriuretic peptides. Heart Fail Clin. 2018 Jan;14(1):13-25.

Marlin, R., Kadakia, A., Ethridge, B., and Mathews, W.C. Physician attitudes toward homosexuality and HIV: the PATHH-III survey. LGBT Health. 2018 Oct 1; 5(7): 431-442.

Martin, E.J., Vaughan, C.L., Atayee, R., et al. Hydromorphone-induced chorea as an atypical presentation of opioid neurotoxicity: a case report and review of the literature. Palliat Med. 2018 Oct;32(9):1529-1532.

Narula, N., Peerani, F., Meserve, J., et al. Vedolizumab for ulcerative colitis: treatment outcomes from the VICTORY Consortium. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 Sep;113(9):1345.

Nguyen, A., and Christiansen, S. Tired and swollen: a mono mimic for angioedema. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2018 Oct;121(4):502-503.

Nguyen, N.H., Fumery, M., Dulai, P.S., et al. Comparative efficacy and tolerability of pharmacological agents for management of mild to moderate ulcerative colitis: a systematic review and network meta-analyses. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Nov;3(11):742-753.

Nguyen, N.H., Khera, R., Ohno-Machado, L., et al. Annual burden and costs of hospitalization for high-need, high-cost patients with chronic gastrointestinal and liver diseases. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Aug;16(8):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. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Mar 19;24(4):916-923.

Nguyen, N.H., and Singh, S. A primer on systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Semin Liver Dis. 2018 May;38(2):103-111.

Nishimura, M., Brann, A.Chang, K.W., and Maisel, A.S. The confounding effects of non-cardiac pathologies on the interpretation of cardiac biomarkers. Curr Heart Fail Rep. 2018 Aug;15(4):239-249.

Nishimura, M., and Hsu, J.C. Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation and end-stage renal disease. Am J Cardiol. 2018 Jan 1;121(1):131-140.

Nishimura, M., and Maisel, A.S. Biomarkers: a window into the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation in heart failure with reduced vs. preserved ejection fraction. Eur Heart J. 2018 Nov 14;39(43):3876-3878.

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. 2018 Sep 1;20(9):1412-1419.

Patel, N.S., Oury, A., Daniels, G.A., et al. Incidence of thyroid function test abnormalities in patients receiving immune-checkpoint inhibitors for cancer treatment. Oncologist. 2018 Oct;23(10):1236-1241.

Shmidt, E., Kochhar, G., Meserve, J.,et al. Predictors and management of loss of response to vedolizumab in inflammatory bowel disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Oct 12;24(11):2461-2467.

Thomas, R., Gupta, V., and Kwan, B. Second look at Streptococcus sanguinis and the colon. BMJ Case Rep. 2018;2018:bcr2018224799.

Wettersten, N., Cushman, M., Beri, N.,et al. Usefulness of proneurotensin to predict cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in a United States population (from the reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke study). Am J Cardiol. 2018 Jul 1;122(1):26-32.

Ahmad, W., Rubin, J., and Kwong, W. Percutaneous endoscopy to diagnose malignancy in gastric outlet obstruction of excluded stomach after gastric bypass. Ann Gastroenterol. 2017;30(3):367-369.

Akeno, N., Reece, A.L., Kim, R.G., et al. TRP53 mutants drive neuroendocrine lung cancer through loss-of-function mechanisms with gain-of-function effects on chemotherapy response. Mol Cancer Ther. 2017 Dec;16(12):2913-2926.

Beitler, J.R., Ghafouri, T.B., Hsu, L., Anderson, R.J., Joshua, J., Tyagi, S., et al. Favorable neurocognitive outcome with low tidal volume ventilation after cardiac arrest. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 195(9):1198-1206.

Beri, N., Marston, N.A., Daniels, L.B., et al. Necessity of hospitalization and stress testing in low risk chest pain patients. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Feb;35(2):274-280.

Chang, K.W., Arbit, B., and Hsu, J.C. Antithrombotic regimens in patients with atrial fibrillation and coronary artery disease after percutaneous coronary intervention: a focused review. Int J Cardiol. 2017 Sep 15;243:263-269.

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Chang, K.W., Hsu, J.C., Toomu, A., et al. Clinical applications of biomarkers in atrial fibrillation. Am J Med. 2017 Dec;130(12):1351-1357.

Fumery, M., Dulai, P.S., Meirick, P., et al. Systematic review with meta-analysis: recurrence of Crohn's disease after total colectomy with permanent ileostomy. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2017 Feb;45(3):381-390.

Husain, H., Scur, M., Murtuza, A., et al. Strategies to overcome bypass mechanisms mediating clinical resistance to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibition in lung cancer. Mol Cancer Ther. 2017 Feb;16(2):265-272.

Igata, S., Wettersten, N., Wong, D.J.,et al. Acute right heart failure caused by tacrolimus after renal transplantation: serial observation by speckle tracking and Doppler echocardiography. Echocardiography. 2017 Nov;34(11):1730-1732.

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Kim, R.G., Loomba, R., Prokop, L.J., and Singh, S. Statin use and risk of cirrhosis and related complications in patients with chronic liver diseases: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Oct;15(10):1521-1530.e8.

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Lee, M.S., and Kong, J. Current state of the art in approaches to saphenous vein graft interventions. Interv Cardiol. 2017 Sep;12(2):85-91.

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Research Projects

Resident Mentor Title
Masih BaratLori Daniels, MDPrognostic Value of Biomarkers in Heart Failure and Non-Heart Failure Patients
Mitch BiermannTannishtha Reya, PhDCombinatorial Control of Pancreatic Cancer
Francesca CazzulinoIsac Thomas, MDAssessing the Interaction of Psychiatric Disorders with Methamphetamine-Associated Heart Failure on ED Visits and HF Readmissions and Mortality
Sharon ChoiErin Reid, MDSurvival Differences Between Patients with HIV Lymphoma Treated Inside and Outside Clinical Trials
Alex CoursDeborah Kado, MDHyperkyphosis and Mortality Risk in Older Men
Elizabeth EpsteinMichael Wilkinson, MDGenetic Testing for Lipoprotein(a) – Experience from a Single Lipid Clinic
Erica FeldmanPraveen Akuthota, MDCharacterizing Health Disparities in Adult Asthma Exacerbations
Ana Lucia FuentesLaura Crotty Alexander, MD
E-Cigarette or Vaping Use-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) Over Time
Nicky HerrickLaith Alshawabkeh, MDPriorities and Understanding of Pregnancy Among Women with Congenital Heart Disease
Neena IyerDavid Kunkel, MDCharacteristics of Patients with Esophageal Inlet Patch and Pulmonary Conditions
Sonya JohnEric Adler, MDMachine Learning for Prognostication in Advanced Heart Failure
Mark KowalczykGobind Anand, MDRisk Factors for the Development of Pancreatic Cancer among Patients with Chronic Pancreatitis
Aaron LeeJane Burns, MDCardiovascular Outcomes in Young Adults with a History of Kawasaki Disease
Jerry LipinskiMitul Patel, MDShockOmics: Evaluation of Metabolomic Profiles in Acute Cardiogenic Shock
Denise MaiSamir Gupta, MDIdentifying Presentation Characteristics of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer and Delays in Diagnosis
Armando MartinezJorge Silva, MDImpact of Left Atrial Remodeling in Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Ambika MunaganuruRohit Loomba, MDMeta-Analysis: Determining the Association Between MRI-PDFF and Histologic Response in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis
Praneet MylavarapuMitul Patel, MDSafety and Efficacy of Direct Oral Anticoagulants in the Morbidly Obese Population
Janna RaphelsonAtul Malhotra, MDThe Impact of Obesity Hypoventilation on Bariatric Surgery Patients
Diane RoddenSamir Gupta, MD H. pylori Eradication Quality Initiative     
Revathy Sampath-Kumar
Ori Ben-Yehuda, MDUtility of Inferior Vena Cava Diameter Measurement in Patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
Priya SharmaRena Yadlapati, MDEsophageal Motility in Asymptomatic Obese Patients
Christine SonnersMaile Karris, MDAcceptance and Commitment Therapy for Aging People Living with HIV in Chronic Pain
Alex SykesMark Hepokoski, MDMechanical Ventilation and Ventilator-Induced Kidney Injury
Anna Ter-ZakarianAnnette Von Drygalski, MDBlood Pressure in Hemophilia and Its Relation to Inhibitory Antibodies to Coagulation Factors
Alex TongFotis Asimakopoulos, MD
Immune Profiling in Versican Proteolysis-Segregated Cohorts of Multiple Myeloma Patients
Lester TsaiDavid Kunkel, MDUtility of the Functional Lumen Imaging Probe in Patients with Esophageal Symptoms
Katarina VasiljevicSandip Patel, MDCharacterizing Myositis in Patients Receiving Immune-Checkpoint Inhibitors While on Statin Therapy

Resident Mentor
Title
Farid Abushamat
Yoko Kono, MDContrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in the Evaluation of Liver Nodules in Fontan-Associated Liver Disease
Anna AstachankaKim Kerr, MDPulmonary Artery Sarcoma – Tertiary Referral Center Case Series
Mia AwanGreg Seymann, MDImproving Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis Prophylaxis Rates for Low-Protein Ascites with the Use of the Electronic Medical Record
Hemali Batra-SharmaRebecca Shatsky, MDCirculating Tumor Cells to Evaluate for Relapse and Response to Therapy in Solid Tumors
Sheila BhavasarRohit Loomba, MDRole of 2D-MRE in Diagnosis of Fibrosis Associated with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Mary BrooksEric Adler, MDLAMP-2 Gene Mutations and Associated Cardiac Outcomes in Danon Disease
Sophie CannonJill Blumenthal, MDPhysician Education and Comfort Prescribing Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy to HIV-Infected Transgender Patients
Jon ChungGordon Ho, MDAssessing Atrial Function in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Pre- and Post-Ablation Using Functional CT
Dan CorballyHowie Tran, MDIntegration of CT Imaging and Invasive Hemodynamic Pressure Measurements to Assess RV Contractility as a Predictor for RV Failure in Patients Undergoing Left Ventricular Assistive Device Implantation
Brad FairfieldBernd Schnabl, MDDysbiosis of the Intestinal Microbiome May Be Associated with Increased Morbidity and Mortality in Patients with Alcoholic Liver Disease
Lauren HaggertyDena Rifkin, MDNephrologists’ Estimations of ESRD and Timely Fistula Formation
Lizzy HastieJosh Rubin, MDPrevalence and Outcomes of Fecal Immunochemistry Testing Performed Prior to Next Recommended Screening Colonoscopy
Mitra JamshidianCharles Ginsberg, MDThe Effects of Phosphate on Blood Pressure in COMBINE
Mark JiangErin Reid, MDImpact of Insurance Coverage on Outcomes in Patients with AIDS-Defining Cancers
Neal JonesSiddharth Singh, MDDeveloping a Prediction Model for Endoscopic Recurrence of Crohn’s Disease after Surgically Induced Remission – Post-Hoc Analysis of PREVENT Trial
Alisha KabadiKim Kerr, MDPreoperative Hemoptysis and Likelihood of Recurrence in Patients Undergoing PTE Surgery
Kim KreitingerAtul Malhotra, MDEvaluating Models for Predicting Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Bariatric Surgery Patients
Jordan Martinez
Robert El-Kareh, MDDoor-to-Inhaler Time: Evaluation of ED Waiting Times and COPD Exacerbations
Dominic PicettiParambir Dulai, MBBSWillingness of Patient to Choose Dual Biologic Therapy Versus Biologic and Immunomodulation for Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Mark RolfsenMark Hepokoski, MDPrognostic Value of Neuron Specific Enolase in Sepsis
Joe RyanAdam Burgoyne, MDDevelopment of a Cancer Registry of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients with Demographic and Clinical Data Matched to Multi-omic Profiling
Tatiana SaulIsac Thomas, MDClinical Characteristics of Patients with Methamphetamine-Associated Cardiomyopathy
Susan SeavIan Jenkins, MDInpatient Oxygen Safety
Nandi ShahRob El-Kareh, MDQuality Improvement for Medication Reconciliations Through Process Mapping
Anna SilvermanParambir Dulai, MBBSRisk for Enteric Infections in Patients Treated with Tofacitinib
Dipesh SolankySanjay Mehta, MDInfluence of Olive Oil Consumption on Human Gut Microbiota and Markers of Cardiovascular Risk
Averie TiggesDaniel Blanchard, MDRight Atrial Function Index in Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension Before and After Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy
Sai VanamEric Adler, MDThe Natural History of Danon Disease
Kevin WangIan Jenkins, MDIdentifying Causes of Sepsis Readmissions
Jenny ZhouSandip Patel, MDAdrenal Insufficiency Associated with Anti-Programmed Death-1 Immunotherapy
Hairan ZhuRob El-Kareh, MDA Markov Model for Cascading Cost Analysis of Medical Testing
Resident Mentor Title
Omar Aldaas
Jonathan Hsu, MD
Outcomes of Catheter Ablation in Atrial Fibrillation Patient With and Without Heart Failure
Ali Asghar
Praveen 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 Kung 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 Coronary Artery Disease 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 Patients Before and After Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy
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 Cancer 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
Resident Mentor(s) Title
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, MD
End-Tidal CO2 (ETCO2) During In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest as a Predictor of Return of Spontaneous Circulation
Prerana BhatiaDavid Krummen, MDLocalizing Atrial Fibrillation Sources Using Computational Modeling
Quan BuiLori Daniels, MDThe Association of Breast Arterial Calcification on Digital Mammography and Coronary Artery Calcium 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, MDPhysician Orders for Life-Sustaining 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
Franz SchweisDavid Krummen, MDPredicting Response to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
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, MD 19F-MRI Using FETRIS Nanoemulsions Detects Rejection and ECM Modulation in Cardiac Allografts
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