The Department of Medicine at Brown University employs world-renowned physician scientists across multiple subspecialties including cardiology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, HIV/STIs, pulmonary/critical care, public health, general internal medicine and many other disciplines.  This provides a unique opportunity for medical residents to be mentored by faculty, and participate in, clinical and/or basic research. Click here for an overview of research opportunities in the Department of Medicine.

All internal medicine residents at Brown participate in scholarly work or research projects during their residency. Scholarly work may include quality improvement projects or other work related to an academic pursuit. Under direct supervision of the faculty, residents have access to significant resources including biostatisticians, library services, journal resources, seminars, conferences, and research laboratories across the Lifespan and Brown University campuse.

Dr. Matthew Murphy, MD, MPH, Residency Research Director, oversees the operation of the program. Dr. Murphy is an NIH-funded physician scientist who is a past graduate of our Brown internal medicine residency program. Dr. Murphy works with residents to ensure adequate support and guidance throughout the 3-part research process: Training, Execution, and Dissemination.


  • Throughout the PGY-1 Year, interns will begin their training in research and prepare to start their own research project.
  • Interns receive an introduction to the Residency Research Program upon arrival to Brown during orientation.
  • All interns receive human subjects training to participate in clinical research.
  • Each February, Interns attend the Annual PGY-1 Research Retreat, where they learn about developing a research question, mentoring options, statistical methods and support and presentation/dissemination techniques.
  • Faculty research mentors are available based upon subspecialty interests.



  • Residents may take elective months in the PGY-2 and PGY-3 year dedicated to research projects.
  • Departmental resources exist to support research including biostatistics, IRB submissions, and other administrative and methodological issues.
  • Throughout the Academic Year, each Subspecialty Division within the Department of Medicine produces a noon conference research overview of the work being performed in that discipline. Part of the conference is conducted by a resident currently engaged in research with faculty mentors in the specific area.



  • Senior Resident Research Day is held each May as a forum for senior residents to present their work. A subset of residents are selected for Podium presentations during the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. Prizes and recognition are awarded for these efforts.
  • Residents may elect to submit abstracts to the Annual ACP Associates Competition either at the State or National Levels or both. Residents may also submit to other national or local conferences.
  • Residents are encouraged to write up their research for peer review publication in a major academic journal.


Structured Research Training Opportunities

  • Brown Residents Interested in Advancing Research (BRIAR) is a group of residents who are interested in pursuing research as part of their clinical training and career. The organization is informal and centers around social events as well as professional development opportunities. Residents who have been active in this group have also contributed to the strengthening of the research training experience at Brown by developing resources that empower residents to become leaders in their areas of research interest.
  • The Resident Research Track is a formal two-year longitudinal program beginning in PGY-2 year with the goal of supporting residents in the development of a research question, implementing a plan to answer their proposed question utilizing resources at Brown and then disseminating their results through peer reviewed publications and presentations. The Track consists of monthly workshops including didactic sessions and discussions with leaders in research at Brown. Participation culminates in capstone project in their PGY3 year.

2022 Resident Research Day Presenters

  • Anna Hardesty, MD – “Use of anti-spike monoclonal antibodies in kidney transplant recipients with COVID-19: Efficacy, ethnic and racial disparities”
  • Suleman Ilyas, MD – “Evaluation of a Deep Learning Algorithm and Phonocardiography for Detecting Elevated Pulmonary Artery Systolic Pressure”
  • Vishnu Kadiyala, MD – “Bleeding risk scores predict in-hospital PCI outcomes”
  • Hyun Lee, MD – “Etoposide Use in Secondary Hematophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Due to Infectious Etiologies”
  • Arun Muthiah, MD – “Characterizing online engagement and academic impact of oncology research during the COVID-19 pandemic”
  • Charles Sherrod, MD – “Rehospitalization Following Inpatient CardioMEMS Implantation: Insights from the Nationwide Readmissions Database”


Past Projects & Publications

Research projects undertaken by medical residents have included original novel clinical and basic science investigations, clinical case reports, reviews of the literature, and other scholarly projects. Residents are encouraged to present their work at local and national meetings and to submit all projects for publication. Each year the Rhode Island Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Brown Department of Medicine co-sponsor the Annual ACP/Brown University Residents Research Day which boasts over 100 posters or presentations by Brown residents.

  • Research Recently Presented at National or International Conferences

    Please note, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, several of these listed presentations were cancelled after being accepted. We are nonetheless very proud of our residents and the hard work represented here.

    Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC), Seveille, Spain, June 2020

    • Robert Matera, MD – Appropriateness Of Opioid Prescribing In Cancer Patients

    American Thoracic Society Conference 2020, May 2020, Philadelphia, PA

    • Dan Yee, MD – “Profound Shock From Metformin-induced Lactic Acidosis In A Patient With End Stage Liver Disease And Hepatic Encephalopathy”

    America Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting , May 2020,  Chicago, IL

    • Harish Saiganesh, MD – “Does age contribute to distress in new geriatric oncology patients?”

    ISHLT: International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Conference, April 2020, Montreal, Canada

    • Hyeon-Ju Ali, MD – “The Cost and Length of Stay Associated with Biventricular Assist Devices in the United States (2009-2015)”

    ACP Annual Internal Medicine Meeting, April 2020, Los Angeles, CA

    • Rudy Chen, MD – “Primary Pulmonary Artery Sarcoma: A Rare Mimic of Pulmonary Embolism”

    Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Conference, April 2020, San Diego, CA

    • David Kornblum, MD – “A Case Of Pulmonary Tumor Thrombotic Microangiopathy In A Woman With Recurrent Metastatic Breast Cancer”

    American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions 2020, Chicago, IL, March 2020

    • Alexa Papaila, MD – “Who Needs Tissue? A Case Of Isolated Cardiac Sarcoidosis Diagnosed By Cardiac Imaging Alone”
    • Rimmy Garg, MD – “Obstructing Chiari Network Facilitating Blood Flow Across a Patent Foramen Ovale causing Hypoxia”
    • Wasiq Sheikh – “ A Rare Case Of Haemophilus Influenzae (H. Influenzae) Serotype F Endocarditis Complicated By Concurrent Cardiogenic And Septic Shock: A Case Of Challenging Management”
    • Angie Seo, MD – “Characteristics of patients diagnosed with cardiac transthyretin amyloidosis by technetium pyrophosphate uptake within a healthcare system”
    • Sanchita Parulkar, MD – “Double Trouble: Cardiogenic Shock Secondary To Severe Aortic Valve Insufficiency Across A Bicuspid Valve And Severe Mitral Valve Regurgitation”
    • Anshul Parulkar, MD – “Recursive Feature Elimination (RFE) Selects for Important Features in Predicting Post-Operative Cardiac Arrest (POCA) in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG): Insights from the STS Registry”
    • Cullen Soares, MD – “Pseudo-aneurysm of the mitral-aortic invervalvular fibrosa presenting as complete heart block”
    • Brian Liu, MD – “A Systematic Pooled Analysis Of Published Studies Comparing Complication Rates Between Transvenous Pacemakers And Micra Leadless Pacemakers Within The Manufacturer And User Facility Device Experience Database”
    • Tyler Wark, MD – “Obstructing Chiari Network Facilitating Blood Flow Across a Patent Foramen Ovale Causing Hypoxia”

    Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) 2020 Conference, February 2020, National Harbor, MD

    • Rimmy Garg, MD – “Outcomes of Transradial Approach to Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in End-Stage Renal Disease Patients on Dialysis”

    Critical Care Congress 2020, February 2020, Orlando, FL

    • Daniel Yee, MD, Danni Fu, MD – “A Rare Case Of 4 P’s: Bilateral Pneumothoraces And Pneumomediastinum In Pneumocystis Pneumonia”

    San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, December 2019, San Antonio, TX

    • Kristina Fanucci, MD – “For women with bone-only metastatic breast cancer, is there a benefit to primary prevention?”

    American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting , December 2019

    • Mengyang Di, MD – “Geographic Variation in the Incidence of Marginal Zone Lymphoma Subtypes and Infectious Risk Factors in the United States” , “Exposure to Ibritumomab Tiuxetan and Incidence of Treatment-Related Myeloid Neoplasms Among Older Patients with B-Cell Lymphoma: A Population-Based Study”
    • Robert Matera, MD – “Survival Benefits from Antifungal Prophylaxis and a Dedicated Inpatient Malignant Hematology Service During Induction Chemotherapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia”

    Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology Annual Meeting , November 2019, Atlanta, GA

    • Liqi Shu, MD – “National Trends in Utilization and Outcomes of Mechanical Thrombectomy in Acute Ischemic Stroke”

    American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2019, November 2019, Philadelphia, PA

    • Anshul Parulkar, MD“Predicting New-Onset Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Using a Multiple Logistic Regression Analysis”
    • Malik B. Ahmed , MD“Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program: Decrease in Heart Failure Readmissions and Mortality”

    American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting , October 2019, San Antonio, TX

    • Brendan Chen, MD – “Comparison of Endoscopic Placement versus Oral Ingestion of Small Bowel Video Capsule for Evaluation of Inpatients With Small Intestinal Bleeding”
    • Neal Dharmadhikari, MD – “Chronic Peptic Ulcer Disease Resulting in Cholecystoduodenal Fistula” , “Successful Endoscopic Mucosal Resection for Duodenal Neuroendocrine Tumor: To Net a NET”
    • Yousef Elfanagely, MD – Drainage of a Mediastinal Abscess After Esophagectomy Using a Lumen-Apposing Metal Stent
    • Kanhai Farrakhan, MD – “Antibiotic Dependent Pouchitis Successfully Managed With Vedolizumab in a Patient With a Prior History of Renal Malignancy”
    • Alexandra Pogosky, MD – “Results of a Hepatitis C outreach initiative and identification of barriers to treatment”
    • Eric Vecchio, MD – “Migrated Biliary Stent: When Everything Fails”
    • Christopher Ward, MD – “Same Day, Walk-In Ultrasound Appointments Improve Hepatocellular Carcinoma Screening Rates in Patients With Cirrhosis”

    National Med-Peds Residents’ Association National Meeting, October 2019, New Orleans, LA

    • Ann Ding, MD – “Double Crossed: A Case of La Crosse Encephalitis”
    • Rebecca Moore, MD – “Autoimmune-mediated hypertriglyceridemia in a pediatric patient with acute pancreatitis”

    American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, October 2019, New Orleans, LA 

    • Sarah Rhoads, MD – “Polyps, Pneumonia, and Poor Weight Gain, Oh My”
    • Lindsey Mahoney, MD – “IgA Vasculitis: Not Just a Pediatric Diagnosis. A Case of Systemic IgA Vasculitis in a 62-year-old Man”
    • Sean Sanker, MD – “The Fontan of Youth- Adult Medical Issues for Adolescents”

    European Society of Cardiology Congress, August/September 2019, Paris, France

    • Malik B. Ahmed, MD – “Sinus Arrest Post-Cardioversion (SAP-CV)”

    Centennial Congress of the Medical Women’s International Association,  July 2019, Brooklyn, NY

    • Shaliesha K. Hinds, MD – “A Decade-Long Analysis of Gender Parity in Gastroenterology Fellowship Programs’ Leadership, Trainees, and Applicants in North America from 2008-2019”
  • Selected Resident Publications 2020-2021

    Michael A Liu, Brianna R Bakow, T Hsu, J Chen , K Su, Emmanuel K Asiedu , W Hsu 7, C Lee. Temporal Trends in Sepsis Incidence and Mortality in Patients With Cancer in the US Population. Am J Crit Care. 2021 Jul 1.

    Griffin Reed , A Ponce, C Burns . A Novel Report of Vasculitis Secondary to Mycophenolate Mofetil. J Rheumatol. 2021 Jul 1.

    Alexa Papaila , Mark Godding , Michael Liu. Adverse outcomes in patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Heart. 2021 Jun 30.

    A Beck , Julia Solomon , A Hinckley , C Nelson . Tick bite frequency, prevention practices and Lyme disease diagnoses among U.S. Hispanic survey respondents. Zoonoses Public Health. 2021 Jun 23.

    A Pandita , F Gillani , Yiyun Shi , Anna Hardesty , M McCarthy , J Aridi , D Farmakiotis , S Chiang , C Beckwith . Predictors of severity and mortality among patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Rhode Island. PLoS One. 2021 Jun 18.

    M Murphy , Ann Ding 2, J Berk , J Rich, G Bayliss . Kidney Disease among People Who Are Incarcerated. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2021 Jun 16.

    Michael A Liu, Alexa Papaila , A Diaz de Villalvilla . The Importance of Considering Frailty in Research on Older Adults. JAMA Intern Med. 2021 Jun 14.

    R Chudasama, Quan Phung, A Hsu, K Almhanna. Vaccines in Gastrointestinal Malignancies: From Prevention to Treatment. Vaccines (Basel). 2021 Jun 13.

    A Hsu, S Ohnigian, Augustus Chang , Yuchen Liu , A Zayac, A Olszewski, J Reagan. Thrombosis in COVID-19: A Narrative Review of Current Literature and Inpatient Management. R I Med J. 2021 Jun 1.

    Jordan See , E Colin Daingerfield , M. Santos . Heterotaxy Syndrome with Polysplenism and Left Atrial Isomerism. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Jun.

    A  Bortnick, C Buchwald , A Hasani, C Liu , Julia L Berkowitz, S Vega, M Mustehsan , D Wolfe, C Taub. Persistence of abnormal global longitudinal strain in women with peripartum cardiomyopathy. Echocardiography. 2021 Jun.

    Kyle Rumery , Angie Seo , L Jiang , G Choudhary, N Shah, J Rudolph, W Wu, S Erqou. Outcomes of coronavirus disease-2019 among veterans with pre-existing diagnosis of heart failure. ESC Heart Fail. 2021 Jun.

    R Gil, F Touzard-Romo , M Sanchez, A Pandita, Markos Kalligeros , E Mylona, F Shehadeh, E Mylonakis. Characteristics and outcomes of Hispanic/Latinx patients with coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) requiring hospitalization in Rhode Island: a retrospective cohort study. Ann Epidemiol. 2021 Jun.

    C Wang , Yiyun Shi . Hematological manifestations of Good syndrome. Leukemia. 2021 Jun.

    V Iyengar, Hetal Mistry , C Hibbitt, A Shimanovsky . Diagnosis and management of a metastatic mixed gestational trophoblastic neoplasia with synchronous primary lung cancer. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 May 26.

    Yiyun Shi , Chen Wang. When the Good Syndrome Goes Bad: A Systematic Literature Review. Front Immunol . 2021 May 25.

    Esseim Sharma, E Apostolidou , Wasiq Sheikh, Anshul Parulkar, M Bilal Ahmed, Fabio V Lima , Brian D McCauley , K Kennedy, A Chu. Hemodynamic effects of left atrial appendage occlusion. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2021 May 24.

    Yousef Elfanagely, C Tse , J Tanzer , J Monteiro , Lawrence Kogan , H Rich , S Hyder. Analysis of Decreasing Adverse Events with Endoscopic Ultrasound in a New Advanced Endoscopy Program Over Time. Dig Dis Sci. 2021 May 20.

    S Ramanujan, Elena N Cravens , S Krishfield, V Kyttaris , V Moulton. Estrogen-induced hsa-miR-10b-5p is elevated in T cells from patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and downregulates splicing factor SRSF1. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2021 May 13.

    Michael A Liu , WHsu , C Johnstone , Augustus Chang , J Nguyen , C Lee. Interpreting the Clinical Utility of Early Interdisciplinary Supportive Care for Untreated Metastatic Esophageal Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2021 May 7.

    A Barrios-Anderson , Reshmitha Radhakrishnan, E Yu  , A Shimanovsky. Paraspinal radiation recall myositis after gemcitabine for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 May 4.

    Anna Hardesty , A Pandita , K Vieira , Ralph Rogers , B Merhi , A Osband , J Aridi, Yiyun Shi , G Bayliss , C Cosgrove , R Gohh , P Morrissey , C Beckwith , D Farmakiotis . Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Kidney Transplant Recipients: Single-Center Experience and Case-Control Study. Transplant Proc. 2021 May.

    M Tsikala-Vafea , Neel Belani , K Vieira , H Khan , D Farmakiotis . Use of antibiotics is associated with worse clinical outcomes in patients with cancer treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Infect Dis. 2021 May.

    Yousef Elfanagely , A Atsawarungruangkit , S Moss . Understanding GI Twitter and Its Major Contributors. Gastroenterology. 2021 May.

    M Vafea, R Zhang, Markos Kalligeros , E Mylona, F Shehadeh , E Mylonakis . Mortality in mechanically ventilated patients with COVID-19: a systematic review. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2021 May.

    H  Chung, J Chen 2, Dhairyasheel Ghosalkar, J Christensen , Alice J Chu , C Mantsounga , J  Neverson , Cullen Soares, N Shah, W Wu , G Choudhary , A Morrison . Aortic Valve Calcification Is Associated with Future Cognitive Impairment. J Alzheimers Dis Rep. 2021 Apr 29.

    Yousef Elfanagely  , C Tse, H Rich , S Hyder. Learning curves for EUS: single operators, endoscopy teams, and institutions. Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 Apr.

    Nirav Haribhakti, P Agarwal , J Vida, P Panahon, F Rizwan, S Orfanos, J. Stoll , S Baig, J Cabrera , J Kostis, C Ananth, W Kostis , A Scardella . A Simple Scoring Tool to Predict Medical Intensive Care Unit Readmissions Based on Both Patient and Process Factors. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Apr.

    Parvathi Radhakrishnan , M Vishwanath , D Shemin , J Monteiro , E  D’Agata . Clostridioides difficile Infection Among Patients Requiring Maintenance Hemodialysis. Kidney Med. 2021 Mar 23.

    Suleman Ilyas 1, William Lang , Neel Belani , P Stockwell. Non-Bacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis as a Cause of Cryptogenic Stroke in Malignancy. R I Med J . 2021 Mar 1.

    Yiyun Shi , A Pandita , Anna Hardesty , Meghan McCarthy , JAridi , Zoe F Weiss , C Beckwith , D Farmakiotis . Validation of pneumonia prognostic scores in a statewide cohort of hospitalised patients with COVID-19. Int J Clin Pract. 2021 Mar.

    Leon Hsueh , S Hu, A Shah. Periprocedural Peritonitis Prophylaxis: A Summary of the Microbiology and the Role of Systemic Antimicrobials. Kidney Dis (Basel). 2021 Mar.

    Leon Hsueh, J Molino, L Mermel. Elevated bands as a predictor of bloodstream infection and in-hospital mortality. Am J Emerg Med. 2021 Mar.

    T Nguyen , Deanna Joe , A Shah . Forget the phosphorus: A case of hypervitaminosis D-induced symptomatic hypercalcemia. Clin Nephrol Case Stud. 2021 Feb 9.

    C. Lai , Babak Tehrani, Gregory Yungtum, W. Hsu, C Lee . Association between the use of statins and risk of tuberculosis: a real-world analysis. J Infect Dis. 2021 Feb 8.

    C Lee , MG Lee , W Hsu , J Park , L Porta , Michael A Liu , S Chen , S Chang. Use of Calcium Channel Blockers and Risk of Active Tuberculosis Disease: A Population-Based Analysis. Hypertension. 2021 Feb.

    Griffin  Reed , A Hazim , C Sanchez-Alvarez, K Warrington . Type II cryoglobulinemic vasculitis in the setting of MALT lymphoma. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Jan 12.

    Michael A Liu , J Nguyen . Employing geriatric principles in the management of nonmelanoma skin cancers. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Jan.

    N Cady, N Tokranova, A Minor, N Nikvand, K Strle , W Lee , William Page, E Guignon, A Pilar, G Gibson . Multiplexed detection and quantification of human antibody response to COVID-19 infection using a plasmon enhanced biosensor platform. Biosens Bioelectron. 2021 Jan 1.

    Evan B Asher, N Panda, C Tran, M Wu Smart wearable device accessories may interfere with implantable cardiac devices. HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2020 Dec 13.

    H Khawaja , Cristina Font.  Common and external iliac artery occlusion in Behçet’s disease: a case of anchoring bias. BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Dec 9.

    Marc J Vecchio , M Jankowich , H Qadir , M Gaitanis , A Menon . Cognitive Biases in the Era of COVID-19 : A Case of Clostridium sporogenes Bacteremia in a Patient with Small Bowel Obstruction. Case Rep Infect Dis. 2020 Dec 5.

    S Ashraf , Suleman Ilyas, F Siddiqui, T Ando , M Shokr , S Panaich , A Briasoulis , L  Afonso , Mazhar Khan. Keeping up to date: a current review of wearable cardioverter defibrillator use. Acta Cardiol. 2020 Dec.

    A Hsu, Yuchen Liu , A Zayac , A Olszewski, J Reagan . Intensity of anticoagulation and survival in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 pneumonia. Thromb Res. 2020 Dec.

    E Mylona, F Shehadeh, Markos Kalligeros  , G Benitez, P  Chan, E Mylonakis . Real-Time Spatiotemporal Analysis of Microepidemics of Influenza and COVID-19 Based on Hospital Network Data: Colocalization of Neighborhood-Level Hotspots. Am J Public Health. 2020 Dec.

    N Nso , D Antwi-Amoabeng , B Beutler , M Ulanja , J Ghuman , A Hanfy , Joyce Nimo-Boampong , S Atanga , R Doshi , S Enoru , N Gullapalli. Cardiac adverse events of immune checkpoint inhibitors in oncology patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. World J Cardiol. 2020 Nov 26.

    Yousef Elfanagely, A Atsawarungruangkit , James Scharfen , L Pavlech, S Moss . Association Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Barrett’s Esophagus: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Dig Dis Sci. 2020 Nov 25.

    A Hsu , Hetal Mistry , Nupur Lala, J Reagan. Preliminary findings regarding the use of direct oral anticoagulants in cerebral venous thrombosis. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2020 Nov.

    M Reja , N Hajela , M Makar , Daniel Marino , A Bhurwal , V Rustgi. One-year risk of opioid use disorder after index hospitalization for inflammatory bowel disease. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2020 Nov.

    C Garcia , Jaclyn McKenna, Lena Fan, A. Shah . Corynebacterium Striatum Bacteremia in End-Stage Renal Disease: A Case Series and Review of Literature. R I Med J. 2020 Oct 1.

    Rimmy Garg, Deanna Joe , J D Abbott . A Case of Acute Thrombotic Myocardial Infarction in Polyarteritis Nodosa. R I Med J . 2020 Sep 1.

    Rimmy Garg, Danni Fu, C McRee , K Anderson , K Kennedy , H Aronow , C Tuohy , J Abbott. Outcomes of Transradial Approach to Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in End-Stage Renal Disease Patients on Dialysis. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2020 Sep.

    C Del Prete  , Arun Muthiah, K Almhanna. Does tumor profile in gastric and gastroesophageal (GE) junction cancer justify off-label use of targeted therapy?-a narrative review. Ann Transl Med. 2020 Sep.

    Tyler W Wark, William R Lang, K Cahill, R Gardner. Management of Elevated Troponin I Levels in Adult Medical Inpatients. J Gen Intern Med . 2020 Aug 5.

    J Christensen, S Tan, H Chung  , Dhairyasheel S Ghosalkar , R Qureshi , Alice Chu 1, W Yu , J Berus , N  Shah , W Wu , H Chun  , E Aikawa, G  Choudhary  , A Morrison Aortic valve calcification predicts all-cause mortality independent of coronary calcification and severe stenosis. Atherosclerosis. 2020 Aug.

    Chelsea A Boyd, M Jayaraman, G Baird , W Einhorn, M Stib , M Atalay , J Boxerman, A Lourenco , G Jindal, D Hidlay , E DiBiasio , R McTaggart. Detection of emergent large vessel occlusion stroke with CT angiography is high across all levels of radiology training and grayscale viewing methods. Eur Radiol. 2020 Aug.

  • Selected Resident Publications 2019-2020

    Lima FV , Kennedy KF, Wasiq Sheikh , French A, Anshul Parulkar, Sharma E, Henien S, Wu M, Chu A. Thirty-day readmissions after atrial fibrillation catheter ablation in patients with heart failure. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2020 Jul 21.

    Said Ashraf , Suleman Ilyas , M Chadi Alraies. Acute coronary syndrome in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eur Heart J. 2020 Jun 7. 

    Daniel Yee, Danni Fu, Hui C, Neal Dharmadhikari, Carino G. A Rare Case of 4 Ps: Bilateral Pneumothoraces and Pneumomediastinum in Pneumocystis Pneumonia. R I Med J. 2020 Jun 1.

     Ali Hyeon-Ju, Kiernan MS, Choudhary G, Levine DJ, Sodha NR, Ehsan A, Yousefzai R. Right Ventricular Failure Post-Implantation of Left Ventricular Assist Device: Prevalence, Pathophysiology, and Predictors. ASAIO J. 2020 Jun.

     Hsu A, Robert Matera ,Vieira K, Reagan JL, Farmakiotis D. Antifungal prophylaxis during 7 + 3 induction chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia is associated with improved survival, in a setting with low incidence of invasive mold infections. Support Care Cancer. 2020 May 21.

     Brady KJS, Ni P, Grant GG, Thorpe CR, Nadler Deborah, Lee A, Shapiro GD, Kogosov A, Palmieri TL, Tompkins RG, Schneider JC, Kazis LE, Ryan CM.  Translation and Cross-cultural Validation of the English Young Adult Burn Outcome Questionnaire (YABOQ) in Spanish. J Burn Care Res. 2020 May 2. 

    Tehrani Babak, Belani Neel. Contained Free Wall Rupture after Myocardial Infarction. R I Med J. 2020 May 1

    Kendall MC, Alves Lucas, Traill LL, De Oliveira GS. The effect of ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block on postsurgical pain: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. BMC Anesthesiol. 2020 May 1.

    Ekekezie C, Perler Bryce, Wexler A, Duff C, Lillis CJ, Kelly CR.  Understanding the Scope of Do-It-Yourself Fecal Microbiota Transplant. Am J Gastroenterol. 2020 Apr.

    Bakow Brianna, Elco CP, LeGolvan M, Dizon D, Ollila TA. Molecular Profiles of Brain and Pulmonary Metastatic Disease in Cancer of Unknown Primary. Oncologist. 2020 Apr 20.

    Wang Y, Aravind I, Cai Z, Shen L, Gibson GN, Chen J, Wang B, Shi H, Song B, Guignon E, Cady NC, Page William, Pilar A, Cronin SB. Hot Electron Driven Photocatalysis on Plasmon-Resonant Grating Nanostructures. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2020 Apr 15.

    Leung LJ, Vecchio Marc, Rana A, Behrle-Yardley A, Brewer N, McBride W. Total laparoscopic management of spontaneous biliary perforation. Clin J Gastroenterol. 2020 Apr 8.

    Ann Ding , Burton Shen, Sarah Elliott , Khushbu Joshi , Daniel Coghlin, Suzanne McLaughlin. Double Crossed: A Case of La Crosse Encephalitis R I Med J. 2020 Apr 1.

    Kendall MC, Alves Lucas, Pence K, Mukhdomi T, Croxford D, De Oliveira GS. The Effect of Intraoperative Methadone Compared to Morphine on Postsurgical Pain: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Anesthesiol Res Pract. 2020 Mar 27.

    Di Mengyang, Ollila TA, Olszewski AJ. Exposure to ibritumomab tiuxetan and incidence of treatment-related myeloid neoplasms among older patients with B-cell lymphoma: a population-based study. Leukemia. 2020 Mar 17.

    Rumery Kyle, Yunus F, Frishman WH. Myocardial Depression in Sepsis: Beneficial Adaptation or Sequelae that Requires Treatment? Cardiol Rev. 2020 Feb 3.

    DeCarli Kathryn, Arabiat M, Ward Christopher, Levinson A, Carino G. A Case of Vaping-Associated Lung Injury in Rhode Island. R I Med J. 2020 Feb 3.

    Garg Rimmy, Fu Danni, McRee C, Anderson K, Kennedy K, Aronow HD, Tuohy C, Abbott JD. Outcomes of transradial approach to percutaneous coronary intervention in end-stage renal disease patients on dialysis. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2020 Jan 25. 

    Perler Bryce, Chen Brendan, Phelps E, Allegretti JR, Fischer M, Ganapini V, Krajiceck E, Kumar V, Marcus J, Nativ L, Kelly CR.  Long-Term Efficacy and Safety of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Treatment of Recurrent Clostridioides difficile Infection. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2020 Jan 31.

    Erqou S, Soares Cullen, Wu WC. Stress Testing and Risk Prediction in People With Known Symptomatic Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 Jan.

    Argueta Erick, Pan J, Fine S. An Unusual Case of Esophagitis. Gastroenterology. 2020 Jan.

    Sikka N, Shu Liqi , Ritchie B, Amdur RL, Pourmand A. Virtual Reality-Assisted Pain, Anxiety, and Anger Management in the Emergency Department. Telemed J E Health. 2019 Dec.

    Theroux Christopher, Aliotta JM, Mullin CJ.  High-Risk Pulmonary Embolism: Current Evidence-Based Practices. R I Med J. 2019 Dec 2.

    Hui C, Cagle Grant, Carino G. Red Blood Cell Transfusions in the ICU. R I Med J. 2019 Dec 2.

    Young Lauren, Mitrev L, Rost J, Timmerman T, Gaughan J, van Helmond N, Koshkareva YA. Videolaryngoscopic intubation may have a higher risk of severe oropharyngeal injury than intubation under direct laryngoscopy: A review of 30,633 intubations. J Clin Anesth. 2019 Dec.

    Burk-Rafel J, Pulido RW, Elfanagely Yousef, Kolars JC. Institutional differences in USMLE Step 1 and 2 CK performance: Cross-sectional study of 89 US allopathic medical schools. PLoS One. 2019 Nov 4.

    Ashraf S, Ilyas Suleman, Siddiqui F, Ando T, Shokr M, Panaich S, Briasoulis A, Afonso L, Khan M. Keeping up to date: a current review of wearable cardioverter defibrillator use. Acta Cardiol. 2019 Nov 5.

    Argueta Erick, Moss SF. Treatment of Helicobacter pylori. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2019 Nov.

    Zleik N, Weaver F, Harmon RL, Le B, Radhakrishnan Reshmitha, Jirau-Rosaly WD, Craven BC, Raiford M, Hill JN, Etingen B, Guihan M, Heggeness MH, Ray C, Carbone L.  Prevention and management of osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures in persons with a spinal cord injury or disorder: A systematic scoping review. J Spinal Cord Med. 2019 Nov.

    Alsamman M, Vecchio Eric, Shawwa K, Acosta-Gonzales G, Resnick MB,  Moss SF. Retrospective Analysis Confirms Tetracycline Quadruple as Best Helicobacter pylori Regimen in the USA. Dig Dis Sci. 2019 Oct.

    Liu MA, DuMontier C, Murillo A, Hshieh TT, Bean JF, Soiffer RJ, Stone RM, Abel GA, Driver JA. Gait speed, grip strength, and clinical outcomes in older patients with hematologic malignancies. Blood. 2019 Jun. 

    DuMontier C, Liu MA, Murillo A, Hshieh T, Javedan H, Soiffer R, Stone RM, Driver JA, Abel GA. Function, Survival, and Care Utilization Among Older Adults With Hematologic Malignancies. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Apr. 

    Kogan Lawrence, Davis SL, Brooks GA. Treatment delays during FOLFOX chemotherapy in patients with colorectal cancer: a multicenter retrospective analysis. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2019 Oct.

    Soares Cullen, Gilson M. Nifedipine-Induced Shock in Pregnancy With Aortic Stenosis. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Oct 15.

    Edwards S, Bijlani Sharan , Fairley H, Lloyd N, Rivas A, Payne JD. Frequency and prevalence of obesity and related comorbidities in West Texas. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2019 Oct 14.

    Patel Kavin M, Johnson JE, Reece R, Mermel LA.  Babesiosis-associated Splenic Rupture: Case Series From a Hyperendemic RegionClin Infect Dis. 2019 Sep.

    Leinung MC, Miller CH, Tehrani Babak, Joseph J. The Effect of Efavirenz on Estradiol Metabolism in Transgender Women. Transgend Health. 2019 Sep 4.

    Pradier B, McCormick SJ, Tsuda AC, Chen Rudy , Atkinson AL, Westrick MR, Buckholtz CL, Kauer JA. Properties of neurons in the superficial laminae of trigeminal nucleus caudalis. Physiol Rep. 2019 Jul.

    Young Lauren, Vimawala S, Ahmad N, Kushnir V, Bonawitz SC, Brody JD, Enriquez ML, Koshkareva YA. Review of inbound medical tourism and legal details of obtaining a visa for treatment of head and neck cancer. Head Neck. 2019 Aug.

    Lang William, Frishman WH. Angiopoietin-Like 3 Protein Inhibition: A New Frontier in Lipid-Lowering Treatment. Cardiol Rev. 2019 Jul/Aug.

    Chen Brendan, Ferreira J. Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum, Pneumoperitoneum, and Pneumoretroperitoneum After Endoscopic Cryoablation Without Frank Perforation. ACG Case Rep J. 2019 Aug 14. 

    Argueta Erick, Zhang AY, Rossi A, Jain S, Farrell R, Newton E. A Case of Acute Esophageal Necrosis. R I Med J. 2019 Aug 1.

    Jordan Kevin, Yaghi S, Poppas A, Chang AD, Mac Grory B, Cutting S, Burton T, Jayaraman M, Tsivgoulis G, Sabeh MK, Merkler AE, Kamel H, Elkind MSV, Furie K, Song C.  Left Atrial Volume Index Is Associated With Cardioembolic Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation Detection After Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source. Stroke. 2019 Aug.

    Rachel Cooper , Vanjani R, Trimbur MC. Acute Pain Management in Patients Treated With Buprenorphine: A Teachable Moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Jul 29.

    Schwarzman L, Miron-Shatz T, Maki K, Hsueh Leon , Liu E, Tarashandegan D, Mendez F, Vidovich MI. Shared Decision-Making in Femoral Versus Radial Cardiac Catheterization. Am J Cardiol. 2019 Jul 15.

    Argueta Erick, Pan J, Fine S An Unusual Case of Esophagitis. Gastroenterology. 2019 Jul. 

    Lima Fabio V, Kolte D, Louis David W, Kennedy KF, Abbott JD, Soukas PA, Hyder ON, Mamdani ST, Aronow HD.  Thirty-day readmission after endovascular or surgical revascularization for chronic mesenteric ischemia: Insights from the Nationwide Readmissions Database. Vasc Med. 2019 Jun.

    Dunne RF, Roussel Breton, Culakova E, Pandya C, Fleming FJ, Hensley B, Magnuson AM, Loh KP, Gilles M, Ramsdale E, Maggiore RJ, Jatoi A, Mustian KM, Dale W, Mohile SG.  Characterizing cancer cachexia in the geriatric oncology population. J Geriatr Oncol. 2019 May.

    Stergiopoulos K, Lima Fabio V, Butler J. Heart Failure in Pregnancy: A Problem Hiding in Plain Sight. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 May.

    Ates Bulu E, Khoury R, Lee Hyun,  Grossberg, George.  Eating disturbances in the elderly: A geriatric-psychiatric perspective.  Nutrition and Healthy Aging.  2019 May. 

    Perler Bryce, Ungaro R, Baird G, Mallette M, Bright R, Shah S, Shapiro J, Sands BE. Presenting symptoms in inflammatory bowel disease: descriptive analysis of a community-based inception cohort.  BMC Gastroenterol. 2019 Apr.

    Farmakiotis D, Le A, Weiss Zoe, Ismail N, Kubiak DW, Koo S.  False positive bronchoalveolar lavage galactomannan: Effect of host and cut-off value. Mycoses. 2019 Mar. 

    Cooper Rachel, Dudley John, Farmakiotis D.  A Man With Headache, Fever, and Neck Stiffness. JAMA. 2019 Apr.

    Sahin I, Eturi Aditya, De Souza A, Pamarthy S, Tavora F, Giles FJ, Carneiro BA.  Glycogen synthase kinase-3 beta inhibitors as novel cancer treatments and modulators of antitumor immune responses. Cancer Biol Ther. 2019 Apr.

    Calamaras TD, Baumgartner RA, Aronovitz MJ, McLaughlin Angela L, Tam K, Richards DA, Cooper CW, Li N, Baur WE, Qiao X, Wang GR, Davis RJ, Kapur NK, Karas RH Blanton RM.  Mixed lineage kinase-3 prevents cardiac dysfunction and structural remodeling with pressure overload. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2019 Jan.

  • Selected Resident Publications 2017-2018

    Gupta D, Lacayo AA, Greene Shane M, Leahy JL, Jetton TL.  β-Cell mass restoration by α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor activation. J Biol Chem. 2018 Dec.

    Di Mengyang, Bian J, Butera JN.A new onset of thrombocytopenia and microangiopathic hemolytic anemia in the healthcare setting: A challenge for diagnosis. Am J Hematol. 2018 Sep.

    Frenchu Kiersten K, Ahmed Malik B. Brain Abscess in an Adult Patient With Congenital Heart Disease. JAMA Cardiol. 2018 Sep.

    Panagiotou OA, Markozannes G, Adam GP, Kowalski R, Gazula A, Di Mengyang, Bond DS, Ryder BA, Trikalinos TA. Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Bariatric Procedures in Medicare-Eligible Patients: A Systematic Review. JAMA Surg. 2018 Sep.

    Caines L, Asiedu Yetunde, Dugdale T, Wu H. An Interprofessional Approach to Teaching Nutrition Counseling to Medical Students. MedEdPORTAL. 2018 Aug.

    Ferreira Kaio S, Lynch K, Ryder BA, Connolly M, Miner T, Harrington DT. Lessons Learned From the Surgical Morbidity and Mortality Conference. J Surg Educ. 2018 Aug.

    Vecchio Eric, Jamot S, Ferreira J. Pneumatosis Coli Formation via Counterperfusion Supersaturation in a Patient with Severe Diarrhea. Case Rep Gastrointest Med. 2018 Aug.

    Vennard KC, Selen Daryl J, Gilbert MP. The Management Of Hyperglycemia In Noncritically-Ill Hospitalized Patients Treated With Continuous Enteral Or Parenteral Nutrition. Endocr Pract. 2018 Jul.

    Lu Q, Gottlieb Eric, Rounds S. Effects of cigarette smoke on pulmonary endothelial cells. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2018 May.

    Decker Dominic, Flynn M.Food Insecurity and Chronic Disease: Addressing Food Access as a Healthcare Issue. RI Med J. 2018 May.

    Koko KR, McCauley Brian D, Gaughan JP, Fromer MW, Nolan RS, Hagaman AL, Brown SA, Hazelton JP. Spectral analysis of heart rate variability predicts mortality and instability from vascular injury. J Surg Res. 2018 Apr.

    Vakharia Janaki D, Matlock K, Taylor HO, Backeljauw PF, Topor LS. Craniosynostosis as the Presenting Feature of X-linked Hypophosphatemic Rickets. Pediatrics. 2018 Apr

    Farahnik B, Sharma D, Alban J, Sivamani RK.  Topical Botanical Agents for the Treatment of Psoriasis: A Systematic Review. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2017 Aug.

    Raghunathan V, Louis D, Wirk B. Gastrointestinal Tract Amyloidosis Presenting With Pneumatosis Intestinalis. J Clin Med Res. 2017 Jul.

    Le A, Farmakiotis D, Tarrand JJ, Kontoyiannis DP. Initial Treatment of Cancer Patients with Fluconazole-Susceptible Dose-Dependent Candidaglabrata Fungemia: Better Outcome with an Echinocandin or Polyene Compared to an Azole? Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Jul 25.

    Koko KR, McCauley BM, Gaughan JP, Nolan RS, Fromer MW, Hagaman ALR, Choron RL, Brown SA, Hazelton JP. Kaolin-based hemostatic dressing improves hemorrhage control from a penetrating inferior vena cava injury in coagulopathic swine. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Jul.

    Vakharia JD, Goldsweig B, Rogg JM, Topor LS. Extrapontine Myelinolysis in a Child with Salt Intoxication. J Pediatr. 2017 Jul.

    Sharma E, Arunachalam K, Di M, Chu A, Maan A. PVCs, PVC-Induced Cardiomyopathy, and the Role of Catheter Ablation. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2017 Jun.

    Simons M, Bautista J, Occhiogrosso R, Scott-Sheldon LA, Gohh R.  Acute hypocalcemia following kidney transplantation may depend on the type of remote parathyroidectomy: a retrospective cohort study. Clin Nephrol. 2017 Jun.

    Patel R, Wattamwar K, Kanduri J, Nahass M, Yoon J, Oh J, Shukla P, Lacy CR. Health Care Student Knowledge and Willingness to Work in Infectious Disease Outbreaks.
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2017 Jun 19.

    Raghunathan V, Pelcovits A, Gutman D, Carino G. Cardiogenic shock from coronary vasculitis in granulomatosis with polyangiitis. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Jun 29.

    McCauley BD, Chu AF. Minimally Invasive Closure of the Left Atrial Appendage: A Non-Pharmacologic Approach to Prevention of Stroke in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. R I Med J. 2017 May 1.

    Lima FV, Yang J, Xu J, Stergiopoulos K. National Trends and In-Hospital Outcomes in Pregnant Women With Heart Disease in the United States. Am J Cardiol. 2017 May 15.

    Lima FV, Gruberg L. Here we go Again: Trying to prevent contrast induced nephropathy. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2017 May 31.

    Hardison SA, Pyon G, Le A, Wan W, Coelho DH. The Effects of Double Gloving on Microsurgical Skills. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Apr 1.

    Reidy J, Halvorson J, Makowski S, Katz D, Weinstein B, McCluskey C, Doering A, DeCarli K, Tjia J. Health System Advance Care Planning Culture Change for High-Risk Patients: The Promise and Challenges of Engaging Providers, Patients, and Families in Systematic Advance Care Planning. J Palliat Med. 2017 Apr.

    Bailey G, Healy A, Young BD, Sharma E, Meadows J, Chun HJ, Wu WC, Choudhary G, Morrison AR. Relative predictive value of lung cancer screening CT versus myocardial perfusion attenuation correction CT in the evaluation of coronary calcium. PLoS One. 2017 Apr 24.

    Yeh T, Soto AG, Quintos JB, Topor LS. Turner syndrome and pituitary adenomas: a case report and review of literature. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Feb 1.

    Chow EJ, Mermel LA. Hospital-Acquired Respiratory Viral Infections: Incidence, Morbidity, and Mortality in Pediatric and Adult Patients. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017 Feb 3.

    Zervou FN, Zacharioudakis IM, Kurpewski J, Mylonakis E.T2 Magnetic Resonance for Fungal Diagnosis. Methods Mol Biol. 2017.