Recent House Staff Research

There are numerous opportunities for the house staff to become involved in research, using elective time for research projects. Our faculty is always willing to have house officers spend elective time becoming involved in various research projects. House officers will receive support to attend national meetings if their material is selected for presentation.  A summary of recent house staff projects is listed below.

Babroudi, S, Vesel, T. Weight Loss as an Effective Strategy to Decrease Opioid Use and Frequency of Vaso-Occlusive Crises in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 2020. 

Drew, D, Tighiouart, H, Rollins, J, Duncan, S, Babroudi, S, Scott, T, Weiner, DE, Sarnak, MJ. Evaluation of Screening Tests for Cognitive Impairment in Patients Receiving Maintenance Hemodialysis. JASN, 2020.

Babroudi, S, McCallum, W, Giczewska, A, Quintero, P, Konstam, M, Kiernan, M. Copeptin levels in acute heart failure are associated with a higher risk phenotype, but not diuretic response. JACC, 2020.

Babroudi S, McCallum W, Giczewska A, Quintero P, Konstam M, Kiernan M. Copeptin levels in acute heart failure are associated with a higher risk phenotype, but not diuretic response. JACC. 2020, Mar; 75(11s1): 896.

Lougaris V, Chou J, Beano A, et al. A monoallelic activating mutation in RAC2 resulting in a combined immunodeficiency. J Allergy Clin Immunol, 2019.

Alosaimi MF, Shendi H, Beano A, et al. T-cell mitochondrial dysfunction and lymphopenia in DOCK2-deficient patients. J Allergy Clin Immunol, 2019.

Calamaras TD, Baumgartner RA, Aronovitz MJ, McLaughlin AL, Tam K, Richards DA, Cooper CW, Li N, Baur WE, Qiao X, Wang G, Davis RJ, Kapur NK, Karas RH, Blanton RM. Mixed lineage kinase-3 (MLK3) prevents cardiac dysfunction and structural remodeling with pressure overload. American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 2018. 

Dima D, Hu X, Dower J, Comenzo R, Varga C, Pattern of Use and Outcomes of Daratumumab Therapy in Patients with Multiple Myeloma in a Real-World Setting: A Single Institution Experience. Blood, 2020. 

Mao D, Hachem H, Chang H, Dima D, Dower J, Wismer M, Erban JK, Freund KM, Parsons SK. Treatment interruption and discontinuation of hormonal therapy in hormone receptor-positive breast cancer patients. Breast Cancer Res Treat, 2020. 

Sideris GA, Vyllioti AT, Dima D, Chill M, Njuguna N. The Value of Web-Based Patient Education Materials on Transarterial Chemoembolization: Systematic Review. JMIR Cancer, 2021. 

Dima D, Dower J, Comenzo RL, Varga C. Evaluating Daratumumab in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma: Safety, Efficacy and Place in Therapy. Cancer Manag Res, 2020.

Dower J, Dima D, Sieker J, Pilichowska M, Varga C. Eculizumab-induced late erythroid maturation arrest: a case report. Br J Haematol, 2020. 

Feldman DR, Rowin EJ, Carrick RT, Kado KA, Arkun K, Upshaw JN, Madias C. Cardiac Sarcoidosis mimicking hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: the importance of Cardiac MRI. JACC: Case Reports, 2020.

Feldman D, Koman E, Cho SH, Kiliddar PG. Paradoxical McConnell's Sign: A Case Report on Right Ventricular Wall Abnormalities in Acute Pulmonary Embolism. CASE (Phila), 2018.

Hu X, Pilichowska M, Varga C, Multicentric Castleman’s Disease with Disseminated Kaposi’s Sarcoma: A Report of Prolonged Misdiagnosis. Int J Blood Res Disord, 2020. 

Hu X, Cao Y. CA 15-3 elevation in U.S. women without breast cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2020.

Hu X, Wu C, Cowan J, Comenzo R, Varga C, Outcomes of Patients with Multiple Myeloma Harboring Gain/Amplification 1q in the Era of Modern Therapy. Blood, 2020.

Avila Rodriguez A, Hu X, Varga C, Comenzo R, Sarosiek S, Brauneis D, Sloan, Sanchorawala V, Quillen K. Febrile Neutropenia and Bacteremia after High-Dose Chemotherapy and Autologous

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients Treated Inpatient Versus Outpatient. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 2020.  

Carrick RT, Maron MS, Adler A, Wessler B, Hoss S, Chan RH, Sridharan A, Huang D, Cooper C, Drummond J, Rakowski H, Maron BJ, Rowin EJ. Development and Validation of a Clinical Predictive Model for Identifying Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Patients at Risk for Atrial Fibrillation: The HCM-AF Score. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol, 2021.

Hosadurg N, Koethe B, Huang D, Weintraub AR, Patel AR, Wessler BS. Paradoxical Low-Flow Low-Gradient Aortic Stenosis: Effect of Low Transvalvular Flow Conditions on Indexed Stroke Volume after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. J Am Soc Echocardiogr, 2020.

Huang D, Wessler BS. Echocardiogram Assessment of Left Ventricular Mass for Hemodialysis Patients. Kidney Med, 2020.

Khan, M.A., Madi, M.Y., Rencic, J. Apixaban-induced cutaneous leucocytoclastic vasculitis. BMJ Case Reports, 2020.

Kawabori, M., Nickel, I. C., Nordan, T., Hirst, C., Khan, M. A., Thayer, K. L., & Kapur, N. K.  Comparison of Hemodynamic and Biochemical Impact of Two Micro-Axial Ventricular Assist Devices [Impella 5.5 vs. 5.0]. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2021. 

Rai P, Madi MY, Dickstein A. Case Series of Esophageal Lichen Planus: An Underdiagnosed Cause of Dysphagia. The Korean Journal of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research, 2019. MB Russell, 

N Ridout, E Holzwanger, N Natov. A Unique Case of Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma Presenting as an Incidental Liver Lesion. The American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2020. 

Roberts, S.C., Stone, S.M., Sutton, S.H., Flaherty, J.P.  Cutaneous Manifestations of Campylobacter jejuni Infection: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, 2020. 

Sun, D.*, Dower, J.*, Song, F.*, and Buchsbaum, R. Along the Road to Quality in Cancer Care. In D.N. Salem (Ed.), Quality Measures (pp. 85-98). Boston 2020: Springer. *Co-First Authors.

Sujay Alvencar, Erik Holzwanger,  Rohit Dhingra, Raffi Karagozian, Lori Olans,  Nikola Natov.  The Pillow Sign: Is It Always Benign? ACG Case Rep J, 2021.

Shahbazov, R, Talanian, M., Alejo, J. L., Azari, F., Agarwal, A., & Brayman, K. L. Surgical Management of Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis: A Case Report in Kidney Transplant Patient. Case reports in surgery, 2018.

Travers A, Farber HW., Sarnak MJ. Pulmonary Hypertension in Chronic Kidney Disease. Cardiol Clin, 2021.

Daaboul Y, Lin A, Vitale K, et al. Current status of clinician-educator tracks in internal medical residency programs. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 2020. 

Zhang D, Dima D, Hu X, Dower J, Soroka A, Liao H, Turner A, Cao Y, Pai L. NRAS Q61R-mutant mucosal melanoma with cardiac metastasis - a diagnostic challenge. MOJ Clin Med Case Rep, 2020.

Keith George, Nicholas S Hernandez BS, Richard S Dowd, MD MS, Jayde Nail MD, Anthony Yu BA, Michael Mastroianni MS, Andy Y Wang AB, Amandeep Godara MD, Diana Zhang MD et al. Increased Thickness of Lumbar Spine Ligamentum Flavum in Wild-Type Transthyretin Amyloidosis. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 2021.

Amandeep Godara MD, Ron I Riesenburger MD, Diana Zhang MD.  Spinal Stenosis and Wild-Type ATTR Amyloidosis. Amyloid, 202. 

Keith George, Nicholas S Hernandez BS, Jeffrey Breton BS. Baillee Cooper BS, Richard S. Dowd MD, MS, Jayde Nail, MD, Anthony Yu, MS, Michael Mastroianni MS, Andy Y Wang AB, Amandeep

Godara, MD, Diana Zhang MD et al. Lumbar Ligamentum Flavum Burden: Evaluating the Role of ATTRwt Amyloid Deposition in Ligamentum Flavum Thickness at all Lumbar Levels.  Clin Neurol Neurosurg, 2021.

Sujay Alvencar, Erik Holzwanger, Rohit Dhingra, Aaron Dickstein,. Mantle Cell Lymphoma with Multiple Lymphomatous Polyposis with Large Metastatic Masses to the Colon.  Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology 2020.

Sujay Alvencar, Rohit Dhingra, Erik Holzwanger, Mark J. Sterling.Cecal Metastasis of Signet Ring Cell Gastric Adenocarcinoma. Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology 2020.

Lee DU, Alvencar S, Beano A, Seo D, Fan GH, Wang E, Deng B, Ridout N, Talanian M, Hastie D, Malik R. Lymphocytic Count as a Biomarker that Predicts Portal Inflammation in Liver Transplant Patients. Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology 2020.

Alvencar S, Talanian M, Beano A, Morrison A, Srivoleti P, Kaur Sidhu T, Nguyen M, Dhingra R, Holzwanger E, Daaboul Y, Yacavone R, Stallwood C, Dickstein A. Severe COVID-19 associated with increased risk of GI bleeding during hospitalization. Presented at Digestive Disease Week 2021.

S. Babroudi and C. Varga.  A Rare Hematologic Complication Post-Renal Transplant: Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).  Presented at SGIM meeting in Washington, DC 2019.

Babroudi, S, McCallum, W, Giczewska, A, Quintero, P, Konstam, M, Kiernan, M. Copeptin levels in acute heart failure are associated with a higher risk phenotype, but not diuretic response. Presented at the American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting 2020. 

Babroudi, S, Kalendarian, S, Vesel, T. (March, 2020). The Role of Weight Loss in Management and Prevention of Vaso-Occlusive Pain Crises in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Presented at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Meeting and SGIM meeting in Washington, DC 2019.

Babroudi S, Ahearn D. Severe Vitamin B12 Deficiency: A Rare Cause of Hemolytic Anemia. Presented at the American College of Physicians Massachusetts Chapter Poster Day in Waltham, MA in 2019. 

Babroudi, S, Udelson JE. Cardiac Amyloidosis: An Overlooked Cause of New Onset Heart Failure in the Elderly. Presented at the SGIM Annual Meeting, 2019.

P. Majety, S. Babroudi and R. Siegel.  A case of Vitamin D mediated hypercalcemia: Calcitonin resistance? Presented at the SGIM meeting, 2019.

P. Majety and S. Babroudi . A curious case of cavernous septic cavernous sinus thrombosis. Presented at the SGIM meeting, 2019.

Beano A, Majety P, Huang D. A Case of Recurrent Pyogenic Cholangitis Complicated by Hepatic Abscess Oriental Cholangiohepatitis. Presented at SGIM meeting, 2020. 

Lee DU, Beano A, Seo D, Alvencar S, Fan GH, Ridout N, Deng B, Wang E, Talanian M, Hastie D, Malik R. A Novel Diagnostic Index (Tufts Liver Transplant Score) Predicts Advanced and Significant Fibrosis in Post-Liver Transplant Patients. Presented at the AASLD conference, 2020.

Aadhavi Sridharan, Monica M. Dehn, Craig Cooper, Vidya S. Madineedi, Linda Ordway, David DeNofrio, Ayan R. Patel. How Well Does Echocardiography Estimate Right Atrial and Pulmonary Artery Systolic Pressure in Heart Transplant Recipients? Presented at the American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions, 2020. 

Hilal Hachem, David Levitz, Danai Dima, Joshua R. Dower, Rabiah B. Fresco, Ruth Ann Weidner, Rachel J. Buchsbaum, John Kalil Erban, and Susan K. Parsons. Contemporary use of inpatient antineoplastic (IP) treatment (Rx): Who is getting care and why? Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2019.

Niyoti Reddy, MD, Danai Dima, MD, Danica Maria Vodopivec Kuri, MD, David McAneny, MD, Matthew Kulke, MD, Stephanie L Lee, MD, PhD, Use Of Temozolomide In Parathyroid Carcinoma With Negative Mgmt Promoter Methylation, Journal of the Endocrine Society, Volume 5, Issue Supplement_1, April-May 2021, Page A1008, https://doi.org/10.1210/jendso/bvab048.2062

Danai Dima & Niyoti Reddy. Solving a Mystery Case of Hypoglycemia. New England & Mountain West Virtual Regional Meeting, 2020.

Danai Dima, Xiao Hu, Joshua Dower, Raymond L. Comenzo, Cindy Varga; Pattern of Use and Efficacy of Daratumumab-Based Therapy in Patients with AL Amyloidosis: A Single Institution Experience. Blood 2020; 136 (Supplement 1): 44–45. 

Danai Dima, Xiao Hu, Joshua Dower, Raymond L. Comenzo, Cindy Varga; Pattern of Use and Outcomes of Daratumumab Therapy in Patients with Multiple Myeloma in a Real-World Setting: A Single Institution Experience. Blood 2020; 136 (Supplement 1): 16–17. 

Mao D, Hachem H, Chang H, Dima D, Dower J, Wismer M, Erban JK, Freund KM, Parsons SK. Treatment Interruption and Discontinuation of Hormone Therapy in Hormone Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer Patients. Poster presentation at the Tufts Clinical and Translation Science Symposium, 2019.

Feldman DR, Romasko M, Koethe B, Patel S, Rastegar H, Zhan Y, Resor CD, Kimmelstiel C, Allen D, Weintraub A, Wessler BS. Comorbidity Burden and Adverse Outcomes after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Presented at the American College of Cardiology: World Congress of Cardiology Conference, 2020. 

Firely C, Burrows A, Miller C, Maron MS, Maron BJ, Rastegar H, Rowin EJ, Madias C. Impact of New Left Bundle Branch Block in Patients with Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Undergoing Surgical Myectomy. Presented at the Heart Rhythm Society Meeting, 2020. 

Rohit Dhingra, Sharanya Mohanty, Yazan Daaboul, Joseph Dailey, Christopher Firely, Michael Winter, Amirah Khan, Michael Kiernan, Amanda Vest,  Aaron Dickstein.  Assessing the Incidence of Precancerous Polyps Identified on Screening Colonoscopy and Risk of Post-Polypectomy Bleeding in LVAD Patients. Presented at the American Congress of Gastroenterology meeting, 2018.

Rowin EJ, Maron BJ, Wells SB, Burrows A, Firely C, Patel AR, Maron MS. Global Longitudinal Strain Predicts Progressive Heart Failure in Nonobstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Presented at the American College of Cardiology Meeting, 2020.

Sami Hamdan and Laura K. Snydman, MD. A Meeting of the Minds: Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus in a Patient with Altered Mental Status and a History of Schizophrenia. Presented at the SGIM meeting, 2020.

Xiao Hu.  Legionnaires’ disease presenting as falls.  Presented at the New England Regional SGIM meeting, 2019. 

Zhang J, Hu X. Muscle strength, serum testosterone, and lung function in general men in United States. Presented at the ACP Massachusetts chapter meeting, 2018. 

Hu X, Olans L. A case presenting with sepsis, bacteremia and vascular thrombosis. Presented at the ACP Massachusetts chapter meeting, 2019. 

Avila Rodriguez A, Hu X, Varga C, Comenzo R, Quillen K. Febrile neutropenia and bacteremia after high dose chemotherapy and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in patients treated as inpatient versus outpatient. Presented at the Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Meetings of ASTCT and CIBMTR, 2020.

Hu X, Cao Y. CA 15-3 elevation in US women without breast cancer. Presented at the ASCO annual meeting, 2020. 

Hu X, Wu C, Cowan J, Comenzo R, Varga C. Outcomes of Patients with Multiple Myeloma Harboring Gain/Amplification 1q in the Era of Modern Therapy, Blood (2020) 136 (Supplement 1): 45–46. 7. 

Dou Huang and Laura Snydman. Not your run-of-the-mill MRSA pneumonia.  Presented at the New England Regional meeting of the SGIM, 2019. 

Aadhavi Sridharan, Martin S Maron, Dou Huang, Craig Cooper, Jennifer Drummond, Barry J Maron, Ethan J Rowin. Obesity is Associated With Progressive Heart Failure in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Presented at the American Heart Association meeting, 2020. 

Dou Huang and Laura Snydman. The fever with an origin ‘Not Known’.  Presented at the New England Regional meeting of the SGIM, 2019. 

Wessler, B.S., Huang D.,and Long G.Identification of severe aortic stenosis using deep learning. Presentation at ACC's Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology, 2020. 

Huang, D, Lacombe, P, Gulati, G, Couper, G, Kawabori, M, Upshaw, J, Vest, A, DeNofrio D, Kiernan MS. Preoperative diuretic resistance and risk of right heart failure (RHF) post-LVAD implantation. Presenation at the ISHLT Annual Meeting, 2021. 

Journaey S, Babroudi S, Denofrio D. Captivating Cavitating Case of Disseminated Nocardia. Presented at the ACP Massachusetts Chapter Poster Day, 2019. 

Khan, M. A., Rowin, E. J., Sridharan, A., & Maron, M. S. The Role of Physical Deconditioning in Distinguishing Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy from Athlete's Heart. Circulation, 142(Suppl_3), A15889-A15889.

Khan, M. A., Venkateswaran, N., Niazi, O. T. “Is There a Mortality Benefit in the Use of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps in Patients with Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy and Cardiogenic Shock.” Presented at the American Society of Echocardiography, 2018. 

Dailey J, Nguyen L, Kohli A, Ha J, Russell M, Dhingra R, Thomas M, Kiernan M, Coglianse E, Sterling M. Yacavone R, Natov N, Richter J. A Multi-Center Study of Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)-Related Bleeding. Presented at the Digestive Disease Week, 2020.

Dailey J, Nguyen L, Kohli A, Ha J, Russell M, Dhingra R, Thomas M, Kiernan M, Coglianese E, Sterling M. Yacavone R, Natov N, Richter J. A Multi-Center Study Evaluating Overt vs Occult Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)-Related Bleeding. DDW 2020: ASGE Section. May 2020.  

Lalla M, Titus SE, Majety P. Rare case of transient diabetes insipidus of pregnancy. Presentation at the ACP Massachusetts Chapter meeting, 2019 (awarded 2nd runner up in clinical vignette category).

Murray M, Rabin A. Baclofen Overdose Associated with Prolonged Super-Refractory Status Epilepticus. Presented at the ATS International Conference, 2020. 

Rai P, Madi M Y, Dickstein A (December 28, 2018) Liraglutide-induced Acute Gastroparesis. Cureus 10(12): e3791. 

Rai P, Madi MY, Dickstein A. Case Series of Esophageal Lichen Planus: An Underdiagnosed Cause of Dysphagia. The Korean Journal of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research. July 2019. 

Rai P, Dhingra R, Sterling M. Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Amyloidosis: An Unusual Cause for Abdominal Pain and Elevated Liver Enzymes. Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, 2019.

Lee DU, Zeina T, Daid S, Liu X, Lee K, Rai P, Fan GH, Nahigian GE, Kohli A, Deng B, Yu S, Dessain A, Chen H, Malik R. Portal Based Lymphocytic Infiltration is Associated with Disease Activity in Patients with Primary Biliary Cholangitis. Presented at the ACG conference, 2020. 

N Ridout, P Rai. Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura as an Unusual Complication of Alcoholic Pancreatitis. Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Conference, 2019.

N Ridout, A Huh, D Morrison, Y Daaboul, R Karagozian. A History of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is Associated with a Reduced Risk of Requiring Liver Transplant Amongst Patients with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). Presented at The Liver Meeting, 2019.

N Ridout, A Huh, D Morrison, Y Daaboul, R Karagozian. Prophylactic Antibiotics are Associated with Worse Outcomes in Young Patients with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). Presented at The Liver Meeting, 2019.

N Ridout, R Karagozian. Rotating Prophylactic Antibiotics are Associated with Lower Ulcerative Colitis (UC) Disease Activity in Patients with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). Presented at the Digestive Disease Week, 2020. 

Stone, S., Schwartz, B., Marbach, J., Faugno, A., Chweich, H., Thayer, K., Pahuja, M., Kapur, N. Lactate Clearance Predicts Mortality in Cardiogenic Shock: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, 2021.

Sun, D. Carboxyhemoglobin, An Early Marker of hemolysis? Presented at the American College of Physicians meeting, 2020.

Lee DU, Liu X, Zeina T, Daid S, Fan GH, Seo D, Nahigian GE, Talanian M, Wang E, Dessain A, Yu S, Chen H, Malik R. Male Gender is Associated with Neutrophilic Infiltration of the Portal Tract in Patients with Primary Biliary Cholangitis. Presented at the ACG conference, 2020. 

Shahbazov R, Azari F, Alejo J, Talanian M, Fox M, Kennedy K, Kessel S, Nickkholgh A, Maluf D, Pelletier S. Effect Of Initial Hepatic Arterial Followed by Portal Reperfusion on Outcomes After Liver Transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2017;17 (Suppl3). Poster 2017 American Transplant Congress, Chicago, IL.

Tran V, Hamal R, Hu X, Byrne M, Cao Y, Association between primary care and acute care services utilization in the year following diagnosis of breast cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology 39, 2021, May, no. 15_suppl.

Wong, B. Van Doren, L., Hussain, A., Pilichowska, M. A Case of Aggressive Natural Killer Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma. Presented at the Massachusetts Medical Society Research Symposium, 2018.

Lee DU, Lee K, Zeina T, Zelman S, Fan GH, Liu X, Alvencar S, Gupta N, Ahern R, Malik R. A Novel Index to Identify Clinically-Significant Portal Hypertension in Patientsw with Asymptomatic Primary Biliary Cholangitis [AASLD Abstracts 22728]. 

Amandeep Godara, D. Zhang et al.  AA Amyloid in the Ligamentum Flavum of Patients with Spinal Stenosis and ATTR (wild-type) Cardiac Involvement. Presented at the International Society of Amyloidosis 2020 Symposium, 2020.

S. Alvencar (with R. Malik). Characterization of chronic liver disease pts presenting to an academic medical center
(with A. Dicksterin) GI symptoms and LFT abnormalities in COVID-19 patients

S. Babroudi Studying relationship between systolic and diastolic blood pressure and cognitive impairment in patients with
CKD

D. Boiarsky (with outside MDs). Predictors of metastasis in KRAS-Mutant disease
Germline and Somatic Response to Parp inhibitors in prostate cancer patients


C. Cooper (with A. Patel)  Measuring right atrial pressures in heart transplant patients
(with E. Rowin) Comorbidities in hypertrophy cardiomyopathy
Predicting Atrial fibrillation in HCM
Atrial fibrillation post myectomy in HCM patients

K. Cuningham (with Y. Cao). Use and outcomes of Enhertu in pts with brain mets from breast cancer 


D. Dima (with C. Varga)  Retrospective study about Daratumumab use in the context of amyloidosis 
(With C. Varga) Retrospective study about the use of PYP scan to diagnose cardiac amyloid 

J. Dower (with H. Hachem and S Parsons) Project regarding compliance with breast cancer hormonal therapies and
subsequent patient outcomes 
(with R. Buchsbaum)  Chapter for a textbook in Quality Medical Care.

A. Dowton (with D. Patil). Concurrent use of phenobarbital for ETOH withdrawal and HIV medications

D. Feldman (with B. Wessler) Comorbid disease burden in TAVR patients predicting outcome

C. Firely (with E. Rowin). LBBB in pts with HCM undergoing surgical myectomy
Global longitudinal strain predicts progressive heart failure in nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Prediction and prevention of sudden death in young pts with HCM

S. Gandhi (with S. Jangi). Impact of MS on IBD phenotype and outcomes
Analysis of risk factor for relapse in pts with ulcerative colitis

S. Hamdan (with A. Wurcel). Review of motor vehicle accidents.

X. Hu (with C. Varga). The inpatient/oupatient Stem Cell Transplant for multiple myeloma.
(with R. Comenzo). Daratumumab in the treatment of plasma cell dyscrasias
Outcomes in pts with plasma cell dyscrasias in patients with chromosome 1q
(with Y. Cao). CA 125 and CA 15-3 elevation in US women without ovarian or breast cancer 
Utilization of acute care services in year after dx of breast cancer

S. Journeay (with M. McBrine). Virtual ultrasound classroom project
Resident wellness curriculum

L. Kaplan (with Dr. Pittas). CGM derived glucose management indicators in pts with CKD

M. Khadwalwala (with B. Wessler). Changes in blood pressure during a TTE

M. Khan (with E. Rowin and M. Maron). Deconditioning and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
(with N. Kapur). Use of intravascular, microaxial forward flow LVAD: the Impella
(with J. Upshaw). Acute RV dysfunction due to IV injection of crushed oxycodone tablets

A. Kohli (with M. Sterling).  Studying GI bleeding in patients with LVADs.
(with A. Levy).   Emerging use of artificial intelligence in inflammatory bowel disease
(with R. Malik). Portal based lymphocytic infiltration in patients with PBC.

P. Lacombe (with M. Kiernan). Right heart failure after LVAD implantation.  

D. Lejeune (with A. Tariq).   COVID outcomes project
(with M. McBrine). AWARE II trial

S. Liu (with R. Malik). Liver biopsy database of PBC patients over past 20 years at Tufts
(with J. Leung). Studies of patients with eosinophilic  disorders on endoscopy
  (with M. Sterling). Raoutella Planticola Bacteremia in an Immunocompetent Patient with Cholangitis. 

A. Mittal (with. S. Jangi).  Endoscopic and histologic remission in pts with ulcerative colitis  

S. Pan (with M. Sterling). Esophageal soft food impaction

P. Rai (with J. Weinstock). Primary Sclerosing Chlangitis and MadCAM-1: A Potential Therapeutic Target
(with R. Mallik). Prognostic and diagnostic models of fibrosis in pts with chronic liver disease
(with M. Sterling). Incidence and progression of precancerous polyps and CRC in the Asian population.

L. Ran (with M. Ghamloush). Role of NIV and HFNC in COVID 19 patients

A. Rao (with A. Rabin).  Revision of MCIU curriculum
Paging project to improve MD – RN communication during night float
Project to improve efficiency of CAPP rounds

N. Revuri (with T. McAliindon). Studies of IgG4 disease

N. Ridout (with A Huh and R Karagozian). Outcomes of Long-Term Antibiotics in a Large Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
(PSC) Patient Population and their Role in Concomitant Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). 
(with P Adjei and T Vindenes). A Collaborative Quality Improvement Project: Compliance with Vaccination
Recommendations for Patients with Cirrhosis

E. Shi (with M. Gahamloush).  Retrospective HFNC outcomes in pts with COVID infection
(with M. Brine). AWARE study looking at outcomes after cardiac arrest

L. Skerritt (with R. Karagozian). Outcomes, history and risk factors of pts with PSC

S. Stone (with N. Kapur). Lactate clearance in patients with cardiogenic shock
(with TJ Faugno). ECMO cannula size and outcomes

M. Talanian (with P. Rai and H. Shim). Project to characterize the colon polyps we see in our local population. 
(with R. Malik). Nitazoxanide induced liver injury.
(with A. Dickstein). GI manifestations of COIVD -19 infection

W. Taylor (with D. Chandler). Improving feedback culture 
(with S. Arabelovic).  Family planning counseling of rheumatology patients using tetatogenic meds

A. Travers (with M. Sarnak). Hemodynamic markers associated with CKD in pts with PAH

V. Tran (with S. Kasturi). Hypertension in patients with SLE and antiphospholipid antibody

M. Tsoi (with E. Rowin). Risk of A Fib in patientss with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

K. Vitale (with T. Vesel). Improving goals of care discussion with English speaking Chinese patients.

B. Wong (with M. Ghamloush).  Role of HFNC in COVID 19 pneumonia patients
(with S. Kher).  Project aimed at improving Night Float escalation of care
Discharge Bundle QI project for pts with COPD exacerbations to decrease readmissions.

P. Wu (with R. Comenzo). Studies in patients with amyloid
(with S. Kher). COPD hospitalizations based on race
(with L. Pai). EGFR-TKI inhibitors in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.

T. Zeina (with S. Jangi).  IBD research

D. Zhang (with K. Sprague).  Retrospective study regarding a reduced intensity regimen (PPT) prior to alloSCT and the
outcomes following that with regards to GVHD, infection, mortality etc. 
(with C. Wang and R. Bannuru). Interventions on knee osteoarthritis
Studied the role of personality in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Investigating factors associated with a positive response to nonpharmaceutical interventions in adults with
knee osteoarthritis.