Research Day




Thursday, May 18, 2023


12:00 - 1:30pm


Lorien Shack MD, MPH
“RESTORE: Targeted Interventions to Improve Diabetic Metrics in the VANJHCS”

Aashka Parikh, MD
“Implementing a Multidisciplinary Hypertension Management Protocol in an
Under-resourced Clinic Shifting to Value-based Care in Newark, NJ”

Vaishnavi Kaipilyawar
“Antigen-specific CD4+ memory T cell subsets demonstrate distinct
immunometabolic pathways in latent Tuberculosis infection”

Esli Medina-Morales
“Pre-transplant Biomarkers of Immune Dysfunction Improve Risk Assessment of
Post-transplant Mortality Compared to Conventional Clinical Risk Scores”

Abbey N. Warren
“The Role of Post-Translational Modifications During Ebola virus Induced Immune Dysregulation”


  1. Diet Quality And Interest In Receiving Nutrition And Lifestyle Intervention Among Adults Who Identify As LGBTQIA During The Covid-19 Pandemic: A Descriptive Study
    Joachim Sackey, Corey Rosmarin-DeStefano, Mishal Khan, Juan Torres, Diana Finkel

  2. Importance of the Primary Care Physician in HIV PrEP Adherence During a Pandemic
    Isaac Daudelin, Shawn Ahmad Chaustre, Bret McCarty, Diana Finkel

  3. Food Insecurity and Housing Instability in Urban Gender Diverse Individuals Living with or at Risk for HIV
    Mina Ghbrial BA, Bishoy Gad BA, Joachim Sackey PhD, Diana Finkel DO

  4. Evaluating Fecal Immunochemical Test Mailing Program for Veterans
    Lucy Guevara MD, Mamta Thapar RN, Ruth Andersen RN, Mona Mittal DO MPH, Pearl Korenblit MD

  5. Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis Mimicking Vasculitis
    Pooja Patel DO, Swati Govi DO, Shuwei Wang MD

  6. Ocular MPox: A Report of Two Cases
    Devina Bhamray-Sanchez MD, Lisa L. Dever MD, Debra Chew MD MPH

  7. RESTORE: Targeted Interventions to Improve Veteran Diabetic Preventive Metrics at VA New Jersey Health Care System
    Lorien Shack MD, MPH, Pearl Korenblit MD

  8. Missed opportunities in preventing high risk pregnancies in Newark, NJ.
    Aashka Parikh MD, Radhika Malhotra MD, John-Patrick Becerril, Pauline Thomas MD, Mirela Feurdean MD

  9. Implementing a Multidisciplinary Hypertension Management Protocol in an Under-resourced Clinic Shifting to Value-based Care in Newark, NJ
    Aashka Parikh MD, Meet Shah DO, Radhika Malhotra MD, Zeel Patel DO, Mukund Tiwari MD, Piyumika de Silva MD

  10. Case Report Of A Brain Abscess Caused by Nocardia farcinica/kropenstedtii
    Afshan Iqbal MD, Jorge Alonso Caceda BA, Tanzila Salim MD

  11. Empiric Antibiotics: Are They Always Helping?
    Shambavi Metgud, Rebecca Duardo, Eric Tien Yen Chyn MD

  12. Hypertensive Emergency Presenting In UMOD-Related Autosomal Dominant Tubulointerstitial Kidney Disease
    Talha A. Chaudhry DO, Sunil Sapru MD, Vaishnavi Kaipilyawar

  13. Antigen-specific CD4+ Memory T Cell Subsets Demonstrate Distinct Immunometabolic Pathways In Latent Tuberculosis Infection
    Vaishnavi Kaipilyawar, Samantha Leong, Arianne Lovey, Lorenzzo Stringari, W. Evan Johnson, Reynaldo Dietze, Jerrold. J. Ellner, Rodrigo Ribeiro-Rodrigues, Padmini Salgame

  14. Common Neurologic Features Of Lyme Disease That May Present To A Rheumatologist
    Swati Govil DO, Eugenio Capitle MD, Reena Khianey MD, Steven E. Schutzer MD

  15. Escaping the Dark Side: A Defect in Germinal Center Selection Permits Autoimmunity
    Gina M. Sanchez, Eden S. Hirsch, Daniel P. Mayer, Olivia Q. Antao, Jason S. Weinstein

  16. A Disproportionate Increase in Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis Mortality Rates in Younger Women that is Mainly Driven by Non-Hispanic Whites and Hispanics: A Nationwide Analysis of the CDC’s National Center of Health Statistics (NCHS) Database
    Yazan Abboud MD, Anna Mathew BA, Mohamad Aghaie Meybodi MD, John Esli Medina, Catherine Choi MD, Yi Jiang MD, Nikolaos T. Pyrsopoulos MD PhD MBA

  17. Pancreatic NET, IPMN-related ADC, & Pseudopapillary Neoplasms Have Been Rapidly Rising in Incidence and Have Better Survival Compared to Other Pancreatic Cancers: Nationwide Analysis of the US Cancer Statistics (USCS) and National Cancer Databases (NCDB)
    Yazan Abboud MD, Mohamad Othman El Helou MD, Navkiran Randhawa DO, Brent Larson MD, Simon K. Lo MD, Stephen J. Pando MD, Arsen Osipov MD, Andrew Hendifar MD, Srinivas Gaddam MD MPH

  18. Increasing Incidence of Rectal Neuroendocrine Tumors in Younger Adults: A Population-Based Time-Trend Analysis Using the United States Cancer Statistics (USCS) Database, 2001-2018
    Yazan Abboud MD, Navya Pendyala, BA, Alexander Le MD, Kaveh Hajifathalian MD MPH

  19. Are Patients Aged 45-49 Being Offered and Completing Colorectal Cancer Screening at East Orange Veterans Affairs (EOVA) Medical Center Based on the New Guidelines? A Quality Assessment and Quality Improvement Project
    Mohamad Aghaie Meybodi MD, Yazan Abboud MD, Reshma Vohra MD, Olivia Sorial MD

  20. Characterization Of Exudates in Patients with Hepatic Hydrothorax: Comparison of Light’s Criteria with Alternative Parameters
    A. J. Duval, A. Sean, A. Berman

  21. Evaluation of the LTBI Care Cascade in an Academic Internal Medicine Practice and Referral TB Center
    Duval A, Hamlet C, Robledo J, Patrawalla A

  22. Electromagnetic Navigation Vs Robotic-assisted Bronchoscopy: A Comparison of Diagnostic Yield and Intervening Factors
    Duval A, Tiwari M, Sreekantan A, Patel K, Fless K

  23. Inferior Wall STEMI With Severe Mitral Regurgitation: Infection or Infarction?
    Joshua Greendyk, Afif Hossain, Mina Ghbrail, Omar Elkattawy, Kyrollos Saad, Jaewook Shin, Abhishek Sharma

  24. Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement In Setting of Hemodialysis Via Indwelling Catheter
    Michael Bagnell, Catherine Ye, Isaac Daudelin, Neel Gadhoke, Sehrish Shahid, Matthew Fanous, Alfonso Waller

  25. A “Blow” to the Lungs: Cocaine Induced Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage
    Zachary Pierce DO, Swati Govil DO, Mary Salim MD, Eugenio Capitle MD

  26. Use of Sodium Glucose Transport Inhibitors (SGLT2i) in Geriatric Patients with Heart Failure 
    Angel Chen MD MPA, Mukund Tiwari MBBS, Jahanzeb Javed MD, Katherine Fung DO MSJ, Eric Tien Yen Chyn MD

  27. A Patient With Sarcoidosis And Multiple Pulmonary Embolism From IVC Filter Fracture: A Rare Case Presentation
    Wang Daniel, Ji Katherine, Suarez Maria, Htay Htay Kyi

  28. Characterizing Opioid Prescribing Trends of Medical Oncologists from 2013-2019
    Mark R. Korst BS, Marco Santos Teles BS, Hassaam S. Choudhry BA, Joseph G. Santitoro BS, Joshua A. Kra MD

  29. Development Of A Four-Gene Host Signature For TB Diagnosis In Individuals With Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra Very Low And Trace Results
    Kattya Lopez, Vaishnavi Kaipilyawar, Xutao Wang, Nisha Modi, Robert Reiss, Emily Hennig, Aanchal Wats, Christie Eichberg, Lydia Nakiyingi, Chad Centner, Kimberly McCarthy, David Alland, Susan Dorman, W. Evan Johnson, Yingda Xie, Padmini Salgame

  30. Poor Insulin Absorption in an 11-Year-Old with Insulin Edema
    Elan Baskir MD, Payal Shah MD

  31. Improving Access To Specialty Care: Analysis Of Factors Affecting Follow-Up Patterns In An Outpatient Academic Pulmonary Clinic
    Angelika Drozd MD, Kiera L. Brennan MD, Alexander W. Sudyn MD, Patrick J. Henry MD, Keith Guevarra DO, Yonatan Y. Greenstein MD

  32. Progression of Chronic Rhinosinusitis to Invasive Cerebro-Orbital Aspergillosis Following Steroid Treatment: A Case of Induced Immunosuppression
    Arman Sawhney, Nishan Rajaratnam MD, Diana Finkel DO

  33. Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates in High-Risk Patients in an Urban Care Clinic
    Meet Shah DO, Helen Zhou MD, Omar Mohamed DO, Piyumika De Silva MD

  34. Heart Transplant Outcomes in Ischemic vs. Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
    Talha Chaudhry DO, Zahra Aryan MD MPH, Juan Bello MD, Julius M. Gardin MD MBA

  35. Breastfeeding During Clinical Training: Mitigating Barriers and Fostering Equity and Inclusion
    Radhika Malhotra MD, Guergana G. Panayotova MD MHS, Neil Kothari MD, Emily Gordon MD

  36. Impella®-Assisted, Complex Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in A Hemodynamically Challenging Case of Severe Aortic Stenosis
    Zeel Patel DO, Afif Hossain MD, Amtul Mansoor MD, Meet Shah DO, Abhishek Sharma MD

  37. Hyperkalemia In Hospitalized Patients: An Analysis Of Variability In Treatment And Efficacy
    Zeel Patel DO, Suilon Ng MD, Lawanya Singh MD, Arthi Palani MD, Brent Parris MD

  38. Pre-transplant Biomarkers of Immune Dysfunction Improve Risk Assessment of Post-transplant Mortality Compared to Conventional Clinical Risk Scores
    Esli Medina-Morales, Guergana G. Panayotova, Duc T. Nguyen, Edward A. Graviss, Gagan S. Prakash, Jeffery Marsh, Sopio Simonishvili, Yash Shah, Tumininu Ayorinde, Yong Qin, Lianhua Jin, Theofano Zoumpou, Laurie J. Minze, Flavio Paterno, Arpit Amin, Grace Lee-Riddle, R. Mark Ghobrial, James V. Guarrera, Keri E. Lunsford

  39. Assessing the Frequency of Testing for Coronary Artery Disease in Patient with Reflux Symptoms
    Ayham Khrais DO, Thomas Lee MD, Omar Elkattawy MD, Anik Nath MD, Piyumika De Silva MD

  40. mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine-associated Bullous Fixed Drug Eruption
    Syed F Imam MD, Taya Carpenter MD, Reena Khianey MD, Alan H. Wolff MD, Eugenio Capitle MD

  41. Are We Following The Best Evidence-Based Guidelines For The Management Of Chronic Urticaria?
    Syed F Imam MD, Alan H. Wolff MD, Eugenio Capitle MD, Steven Keller MD PhD

  42. Annually Recurring Erythema Annulare Centrifugum
    Taya Carpenter DO, Mariam Rasheed MD, Alan Wolff MD

  43. Evaluating the perceptions of PWID about long-acting MOUD, PrEP, and ART
    Parisa Thepmankorn BA, Rachel Flumo BA MPH, Amesika Nyaku MD

  44. Upcoming Lyme Disease Season: Neurological Manifestations to Consider
    Swati Govil DO, Eugenio Capitle MD, Reena Khianey MD, Steven E. Schutzer MD

  45. The Role of Post-Translational Modifications During Ebola virus Induced Immune Dysregulation
    Abbey N. Warren, Ruben Soto Acosta, Birte Kalveram, Sarah Van Tol, Leopoldo Aguilera, Maria Gonzalez-Orozco, Maria I. Giraldo, Sreeja Parameswaran, Palaniappan Ramanathan, Padmanava Behera, William Fagg, Steven G. Widen, William Russell, Matthew Weirauch, Jefferey Johnson, Alexander Freiberg, Alexander Bukreyev, Ricardo Rajsbaum

  46. Disparities In Real-World Patients With Treatment-Resistant Hypertension In An Inner-City Population
    Milos Brankovic, Nikolina Markovic, Bishoy Gad, Daniel Matassa

  47. Lithotripsy-Assisted Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: An Emerging Approach to Vascular Access Issues in Severe Peripheral Arterial Disease
    Meet Shah DO, Afif Hossain MD, Amtul Mansoor MD, Zeel Patel DO, Abhishek Sharma MD

  48. A Difficult Diagnosis to Chew On: Jaw Claudication in Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
    Swati Govil DO, Radhika Malhotra MD, Sarah Shoeb BS, Eugenio Capitle MD, Ada Baisre MD

  49. Performance Of Transcriptomic Signatures Predicting Progression To Tuberculosis In A Household Contact Cohort
    Sarah Lundell, Vaishnavi Kaipilyawar, Lorenzzo Stringari, Rodrigo Ribeiro-Rodrigues, Reynaldo Dietze, Patricia Marques Rodrigues, Jerrold Ellner, W. Evan Johnson, Padmini Salgame

  50. Survival Analysis of Lung Cancer Based on Primary Tumor Location: A Population-Based Study
    Don Kim MD, Daniel Matassa MD

  51. A Case of Tattoo-Ink Related Anaphylactic Shock Complicated by Angioedema and Cardiac Arrest
    Don Kim MD, Richa Nahar MD, Kristin Fless MD, Leonard Bielory MD, Juliana Pennucci PA

  52. Stress-induced Cardiomyopathy with Prolonged QTc Interval Secondary to Alcohol Withdrawal
    Juan Bello MD, Meet Shah DO, Ashkan Hashemi MD, Kirsys Guerrero MD, Talha Chaudry DO, Yong Lee MD, Keneil Shah MD, Felix Afriyie MD, Afif Hossain MD, Christine Gerula MD

  53. Transient Second-degree AV Block Associated with Dexmedetomidine Use in a Patient with Myotonic Dystrophy
    Yong Soo Lee MD, Juan Bello MD, Paul Lee MD, Kirsys Guerrero MD, Vinesh Jonnala MD, Felix Afriyie MD, Afif Hossain MD, Emad Aziz DO

  54. Remdesivir Use Causing Transient High-Degree Atrioventricular Block in the COVID19 Positive Patient
    Vinesh Jonnala, Joshua D. Greendyk, Afif Hossain, Ashkan Hashemi, Rohan Vishwanathan, Meet Shah, Emad F. Aziz

  55. A Case of Critical Aortic Stenosis with Bicuspid Aortic Valve in Johanson-Blizzard Syndrome
    Thomas J. Lee, Bishoy Gad, Afif Hossain, Benjamin Simmons, Nimra Gilani, Talha Chaudhry, Inderjit Singh, Abhishek Sharma

  56. When A “Thud” On the Ground Translates To A “Thud” In Your Heart: A Large, Left Atrial Myxoma Causing Devastating Embolic Stroke
    Catherine Ye, Mohammad Hossain, Afif Hossain, Paul Y. Lee, Lawrence Benedict, Keneil Shah, Perry Wengrofsky, Alfonso H. Waller

  57. A Baby So Adorable My Heart “Cantu” Help But Stop: A Case of Peripartum Complete Heart Block with Genetic Predisposition
    Tyler Soobryan, Talha Chaudhry, Afif Hossain, Juan Bello Duverge, Maliha Zainib, Felix Afriye, Jaewook Shin, Emad F. Aziz

  58. Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction in An Intramural Anomalous Right Coronary Artery
    Arthi Palani, Philip Reinhardt, Afif Hossain, Keneil Shah, Perry Wengrofsky, Ronak Trivedi, Alfonso H. Waller

  59. Tdap Vaccination Gap from USPSTF Recommendations Among Working-Age Adults Seen in Resident Clinic: Is there Enough Time for Prevention?
    Boyan Xia MD, Alexander Kaye MD/MBA, Zahra Aryan MD/MPH, Daniel Matassa MD

  60. How Soon is Too Soon?: A Case of Hyperacute Stent Thrombosis Immediately Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
    Liam Flanagan, Krittika Pant, Afif Hossain, Perry Wengrofsky, Zahra Aryan, Bruce J. Haik

  61. When Outflow Obstruction Rears its Ugly Head: “Quirky” Hemodynamics in A Cirrhotic Patient Undergoing Orthotopic Liver Transplant Evaluation
    Mohammad Hossain, Yong Lee, Afif Hossain, Jaewook Shin, Abhishek Sharma, Christine Gerula

  62. Extramural Compression of an Anomalous Left Circumflex Artery During Bicuspid Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
    Afif Hossain, Perry Wengrofsky, Liam Flanagan, Krittika Pant, Saeed Tarabichi, Arash Salemi, Louis H. Stein, Bruce J. Haik

  63. Analysis Of Web Analytics Data For Two NJMS Residency Program Websites Across Five Residency Application Cycles
    TzeidelBrown Eichenberg MD, Paul Fallaha BA, Daniel Matassa MD, Brent Parris MD, Kristin Wong MD

  64. Medical Student Reflections & Feedback on a Novel Educational Session Exploring Weight Bias in Clinical Care Through the Lens of Body Diversity
    Tzeidel Brown Eichenberg MD, Seema Parikh BA, Joy Cox PhD, Dhvani Doshi MD MPH, Mercedes Padilla-Register MA, Michelle DallaPiazza MD

  65. Is The Diagnostic Yield Of Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy-guided Biopsy Improving?: A Retrospective Study At A Community Hospital
    M. Tiwari, A. J. Duval, A. S. Nair, K. Fless, K. Patel

  66. The Eye in ”I”gG4- Related Disease
    Mary Salim MD, Shuwei Wang MD, Reena Khianey MD, Swati Govil DO, Eugenio Capitle MD

  67. Need a Hand?... When RS3PE Causes Disability to this Degree
    Radhika Malhotra MD, Mary Salim MD, Shuwei Wang MD

  68. Are We Following Best Evidence-Based Guidelines For Osteoporosis Screening In Persons Living With HIV.
    Sahiba Khurana MD, Steven Keller PhD, Diana Finkel DO

  69. Improving HIV Prevention at an Urban Primary Care Clinic
    Isaac Daudelin MD PhD, Eileen Kim MD, Manali Shah MD, Philip Lim MD, Diana Finkel DO, Shoba Swaminathan MD, Daniel Matassa MD

  70. Urban Hypertension Education Model: A Narrative Review of Community Based Interventions
    Ethan Morrison, Bharath Nagaraj Luis Alzate-Duque, MD

  71. Are providers in the Med-Peds Clinic Following ACG Guidelines in the management of GERD?
    Nicole Reynoso-Vasquez MD, Vincent Wong MD, Rachel Umans MD, Luis Espinal MD, Shambavi Metgud, Kristin Wong MD

  72. A Review of Gram Negative Endogenous Endophthalmitis at University Hospital in Newark
    Kristin Riddle MD, Catherine Ye MD, Brian Schott MD, Hernando Salazar MD, Diana Finkel DO

  73. Awareness of New Guidelines AHA/ACC Consensus Guidelines on the Management of Blood Cholesterol Amongst Medical Residents
    Lawrence Benedict MD, Hyun Jung MD, Sana Saeed MD, Samar Hameed MD

  74. Initiation of Metformin Causing Profound Hypoglycemia in a Patient with ESRD – A Potential Association Worth Exploring
    Vincent Wong MD, Kristin Riddle MD, Priyanshi Jain BS, Kristin Wong MD

  75. A Case of Cryptococcoma in an Immunocompetent Man with Polysubstance Use
    Zachary Lodato DO, Radhika Malhotra MD, Patrick Brunk MD, Anjella Manoharan MD, Kaveh Hajifathalian MD, Smita Mahendrakar MD

  76. A Case of Acute Kidney Injury, Proteinuria, and Possible Thrombotic Microangiopathy Associated with Sunitinib Therapy in Metastatic Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor
    Lawanya Singh MD, Daniel Matassa MD, Sharon Li MD

  77. Retrospective Review of Early Response Teams (ERTs) at University Hospital: September-December 2022
    DeGaetano E, Shah M, Matassa D, Castro D, Ng S, Drozd A, Kim D, Parikh A, Smighelschi B, Walker A, Jain N, Tangella N, Sutherland A

  78. Estrogen-Dependent Type III Hereditary Angioedema: Case Report
    Sarah Shoeb BS, Taya Carpenter DO, Eugenio Capitle MD

  79. Case Report: Adult Onset Still’s Disease in Patient with Previous Lyme Disease
    Devanshi Patel BA, Sarah Shoeb BS, Dhvani Shihora BS, Andrew Zucker BS, Wajiha Khan MD, Hoa Pham MD PhD, Isaac Daudelin MD PhD, Jessica Wachtel MD

  80. Assessing the Diagnosis and Treatment of Helicobacter pylori: A QA/QI Study in an Inner City, Outpatient Internal Medicine Clinic
    Aaron Kahlam MD, Reena Razdan MD, David Yao MD, Eloy Ruiz Mendoza MD, Param Patel MD, Piyumika De Silva MD

  81. Survival of Cholangiocarcinoma: Significance of Race, Ethnicity, and Other Tumor Characteristics
    Reena Razdan MD, Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos MD

  82. Colon Versus Rectal Cancer: Clinical Outcome In A Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results Database Analysis
    Reena Razdan MD, Sushil Ahlawat MD

  83. An Eye for an Eye: GPA Mimicking Orbital Cellulitis
    Boyan Xia MD,Swati Govil DO, Mary Salim MD, Shima Rastegarramsheh MD, Eugenio Capitle MD

  84. Characterizing the Methadone Prescribing Patterns of Inpatient Providers
    Poonam Kothari MD, Cynthia Santos MD, Lewis Nelson MD, Emily Gordon MD

  85. A Preliminary Enrichment Analysis Of Tumor Genes In Patients Suffering From Rectal Cancer With And Without CNS Metastasis
    Andrew Polyak MD, Flavio Salinas MD, Rachel Sankhe MD, Michelle Cholankeril MD

  86. “Under pressure”: Observations From A Medical Clinic
    Fareeha Abid, Shruti Jesani, Roma Patel, Michelle Cholankeril

  87. Primary Thymic Mucinous Adenocarcinoma Presenting as Superior Vena Cava Syndrome and Positional Hypotension
    Jesus Romero, Ana L. Romero, Asnia Latif, Unzela Iqbal, Andrew Polyak, Francisco Santamaria, Sherif Elkattawy, Michelle Cholankeril, Michael Brescia, Raja Pullatt

  88. Characteristics, Management, and Outcomes of Patients with COVID-19 Pneumonia in an ICU of a Community Hospital; Wave 1 vs. Wave 2
    Saeed H., Jawed Q., Latif A., Abid F., Noori M.A.M., Perez C., Mohammadian M., Cholankeril M.

  89. The Benefits and Barriers Associated with Telemedicine
    Fisayo Kayode-Ajala MD MPH

  90. Developing a Root-Cause Analysis Workshop Protocol in a   Multi-System Academic Health Center
    Saahil A Jumkhawala MD MBA, Krittika Pant BS, Jared Walsh MD, Neil Kothari MD

  91. Metabolic Regulation Of Alveolar Macrophages
    John J. Ponessa, Jianya Peng, Krupa Chavan, Mark C. Siracusa

  92. To Bleed Or Not To Bleed: The Challenging Management Of Saddle Pulmonary Embolism In A Patient With Widely Metastatic Breast Cancer
    Keneil Shah MD, Zeel Patel DO, Afif Hossain MD, Pallavi Solanki MD

  93. The Role Of Peer Recovery Navigators In Improving Engagement With Outpatient Buprenorphine Treatment In Racially And Ethnically Diverse Patient Population with OUD: A Retrospective Cohort Study
    Arley Giraldo, Payal Shah MS, Erin Zerbo MD, Amesika Nyaku MD MS

  94. Assessment of Low Tetanus Diptheria and Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccination Rates in the Veterans Administration Health Care System of New Jersey (VANJHCS)
    Rochelle Dalsan Vaughn MD MS, Radhika Malhotra MD, Lorien Shack MD MPH, Aashka Parikh MD, Mamta Thapar RN, Mona Mittal DO MPH, Pauline Thomas MD, Pearl Korenblit MD

  95. Recurrent Hemoptysis Misdiagnosed as Bronchiectasis
    Michael Bebaway DO, Pooja Patel DO, Boyan Xia MD, Swati Govil DO, Mary Salim MD, Reena Khianey MD

  96. Use of SGLT-2 Inhibitors in Heart Failure Patients: A Veterans Affairs Clinic Quality Improvement Project
    Nimra Gilani DO, Ruochen Ying MD, Pooja Patel DO, Maliha Zainib MD, Olivia Sorial MD

  97. Case Report: A Unique Presentation of Solid Pseudopapillary Neoplasia of the Pancreas with Extra-Pancreatic Involvement
    Wajiha Khan MD, Yazan Abboud MD, Ayham Khrais DO, Alexander Le MD, Aaron Kahlam MD, Sima Vossough-Teehan MD

  98. To Treat or Not to Treat: Assessing the Rate of Expedited Partner Therapy in OB/GYN clinic
    Radhika Malhotra MD, Rebecca Gendelman MD MS, Alison Caceres BS, Lauren Naliboff DO MPH

  99. Pregnant Women with Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) – Type 1 vs. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
    Marko Oydanich MD MS, Radhika Malhotra MD, Aditya Uppuluri MD, Marco A. Zarbin MD PhD, Neelakshi Bhagat MD

  100. Babesiosis In City-Dwellers
    Jorge Alonso Caceda BA, Afshan Iqbal MD, Eli Goshorn MD

  101. Combined Arterial and Venous Thrombosis in a Patient Following COVID-19 Infection.
    Abena Oduro MD, Sunil Sapru MD

  102. Core Immunometabolic Characteristics In Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infected Mouse Lungs Are Stage-Specifically Effected By Glutamine
    Qingkui Jiang, Ryan Dikdan, Yunping Qiu, Irwin J. Kurland, Karl Drlica, Selvakumar Subbian, Sanjay Tyagi, Lanbo Shi

  103. Factors Associated with HIV Virologic Suppression Among Persons with HIV at The Infectious Diseases Practice, University Hospital
    William Freeman BA, Shobha Swaminathan MD

  104. Failure To Perform Cholecystectomy During Index Admission Is Associated With Higher Readmission Rates And Worse Outcomes In Patients With Choledocholithiasis: Analysis Of Nationwide Readmissions
    Anmol Mittal, Daniel Arroyo, Ruochen Ying, Kaveh Hajifathalian

  105. Gastrointestinal Tract Small Cell Carcinoma In A 24-Year Old Non-Smoker With No Known Risk Factors
    Anugya Mittal BA, Ankit Shah MD

  106. Does Primary Language Affect Colonoscopy Completion Rates in the Ambulatory Care Clinic?
    Ismail M, Shaik A, Duval A, Kazmi M, Atkin S

  107. Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Presenting as Bleeding and Hypoalbuminemia: A Case Report
    Anjella Manoharan MS MD, Anna-Lena Meinhardt MD, Elan Baskir MD, Vincent Wong MD, Kaveh Hajifathalian, MD MPH, Kristin Wong MD

  108. Effects of Race on Post-Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Complications: A National Inpatient Sample Database Analysis
    Anjella Manoharan MS MD, Vincent Wong MD, Dayna Panchal DO, Weizheng W. Wang MD

  109. Gender and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Complications: A Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database Analysis
    Anjella Manoharan MS MD, Vincent Wong MD, Ahmed Ahmed DO, Kaveh Hajifathalian MD MPH

  110. Exploring the Patient Journey, Barriers, and Facilitators of Weight Loss Among Inner-City Adults Seeking Care At An Academic Weight Management Program
    Lissette M. Cespedes, Alexis M. Driscoll, Ashani Shah, Dhvani Doshi

  111. Are We Following ADA guidelines for Obesity and Weight Management for the Prevention and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes?
    David Kim MD, Yashsavi Sharad DO, Kandarp Suthar DO, Dhvani Doshi MD

  112. Are We Adequately Following Guidelines for the Implementation of the Hepatitis B Virus Vaccine?
    Shawn K. Ahmad Chaustre MD, Nikita Tangella MD, Piyumika de Silva MD

  113. Assessment of Sodium-Glucose Co-Transporter-2 Inhibitors (SGLT2i) Use in Patients with Heart Failure
    Sarthak Patel MD, Yong Lee MD, Luisa DeSouza MD, Piyumika De Silva MD

  114. Are we following best practice guidelines for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening in the Academic Internal Medicine Clinic?
    Angelika Drozd MD, Abena Oduro MD, Michael Bebawy MD, Phoenix Xu MD, Piyumika DeSilva MD

  115. Assessing the rates of HPV vaccination in the Academic Ambulatory Care Practice at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey
    Shirin Voss MD, Shawn Ahmad Chaustre MD, Nikita Tangella MD, Piyumika De Silva MD

  116. Are we appropriately screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
    Mateo Garland MD, Talha Chaudhry DO, Juan Bello MD, Benjamin Simmons MD, Piyumika de Silva MD

  117. Achieving an LDL <100 in Patients Diagnosed with Hypertension
    Brooke Baker MD, Rohan Viswanathan MD, Brian Smighelschi DO, Jessica Wachtel MD

  118. Association Of Body Mass Index In Patients After Bariatric Surgery With The Onset Of Pancreatic Cancer: A Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database Analysis
    Vincent Wong, Kamal Amer, Anjella Manoharan, Shatha Daghash, Seyedehsan Navabi

  119. Looking At The “Holiday Effect” On Post-Ercp Complications: A National Inpatient Sample Database Study
    Vincent Wong, Anjella Manoharan, Faiz Afridi, Sushil Ahlawat

  120. A National Inpatient Sample Analysis Of Paralytic Ileus And Ercp Complications
    Vincent Wong, Anjella Manoharan, Reza Hashemipour, Sushil Ahlawat

  121. Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease Risk Factors in Patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
    Ayham Khrais DO, Thomas Lee MD, Omar Elkattawy MD, Anik Nath MD, Piyumika De Silva MD

  122. The incidence of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Among Persons living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus
    Taylor Campbell BS, Shobha Swaminathan MD

  123. Resident Management of Hypertensive Urgency
    Paul Lee MD, Kajol Shah MD, Thara Selvakumar MD, Aaron Plosker MD, Rohan Viswanathan MD, Daniel Matassa MD

  124. Occult Haemophilus aprophilus Bacteremia Causing Embolic Strokes
    Nicole Reynoso-Vasquez MD, Lisa Pinero BS, Pooja Patel DO, Patrick Brunk DO, Jonathan Mamber Czeresnia MD

  125. Assessment of the Outcome of Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Patients with Mild to Moderate SARS-CoV-2 Infections After Monoclonal Antibody Infusion in an Urban, Community-based Emergency Department.
    Michelle Cholankeril MD, John D’Angelo DO, Payal Rath MD, Ana Lucia Romero MD, Jesus Romero MD, Midhun Matthew MD, Leonardo Marmolejos MD, Angela Koomson, Flavio Salinas, Keia Smith

  126. Acute Gallstone Pancreatitis: ERCP vs. ERCP + Cholecystectomy
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  127. Hepatitis C Infection Diagnosis and Treatment: An Analysis of the Cascade of Care from the Academic Primary Care Clinic to the Hepatology Practice
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  128. Acute Liver Failure in NASH/NAFLD: Investigating Comorbidities and Socio-Demographic Factors
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  129. Mental Health Disorders + Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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  130. Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment and Prevention in Patients with HIV: A Retrospective Analysis from an Academic Primary Care Clinic
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  131. Defining the role of highly functional T follicular helper cells in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
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  132. INR Check! Indications for Warfarin Use in The Ambulatory Care Clinic
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