Internal Medicine Residency Program Scholarly Activity


Activity Description: cureus publication - 34249531
Author(s): Mandal, Shobha, , Sumit, G, Khadka, S, Ray, B, Ghimire, S
Title of Article: A Case Report on Extensive Arterial Thrombosis; A Rare Complication of COVID-19 Infection.
Journal: Cureus
Issue: 6
Volume: 13
Year: June, 2021
PubMed: A Case Report on Extensive Arterial Thrombosis: A Rare Complication of COVID-19 Infection.

Activity Description: Journal of adolescent and young adult oncology - publication
Author(s): Khadka, Sushmita, Mandal, S, Kasireddy, v, Ghimire, S, Maganti, T, Mols-Kowalczewski, B
Title of Article: Hypoglycemia in a Patient with Hypercortisolism and Adrenocortical Carcinoma: A Paradoxical Entity
Journal: Journal of adolescent and young adult oncology
Year: May, 2021

Activity Description: Case Report in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Author(s): Ghimire, S, Rani, SJ, Yousef, M, Khan, H
Title of Article: Proximal Migration of Pancreatic Duct Stent in Pancreas Divisum: Challenges in Retrieval and Review of Literature.
Journal: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Year: April, 2021
PubMed: Proximal Migration of Pancreatic Duct Stent in Pancreas Divisum: Challenges in Retrieval and Review

Activity Description: ACG Publication
Author(s): Ghimire, S, Gondal, A, Tallurim S, Budhathoki, R, Sharma, S, Khan, H, Georgetson
Title of Article: Association of Statins and NSAIDS with Flare of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
Journal: Official Journal of the American College of Gastroenterology - ACG
Volume: 115 pgs S394-S395
Year: October, 2021

Activity Description: Post Graduate Medicine -3305685
Author(s): Khadka, Sushmita, Solanki, D, Singh, J, Kichloo, A, Patel, N, Sharma, P
Title of Article: Trends and Outcomes of venous thromboembolism in adult hospitalizations with acute myeloid leukemia: analysis of nationwide inpatient sample from 2010 to 2014
Journal: Post Graduate Medicine
Issue: 2
Volume: 133
Year: December, 2020
PubMed: Trends and outcomes of venous thromboembolism in adult hospitalizations with acute myeloid leukemia:

Activity Description: Sage Open Medicine publication - 24158942
Author(s): Singh, Jagmeet, Khadka, S, Solanki, D, Kichloo, A, Shah, H, Vyas, M, Chugh, S, Patel, N, Solanki S
Title of Article: Pulmonary embolism in chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease hospitalizations: Trends, outcomes, and predictors of mortality in the United States
Journal: Sage Open Medicine
Issue: 1-9
Volume: 9
Year: May, 2021
PubMed: Pulmonary embolism in chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease hospitalizations: Trends, o

Activity Description: Aortitis in COVID-19
Author(s): Sushmita Khadka, Pravash Dhakal, Jackie Cowels, Raja Chandra Chakinala
Title of Article: Aortitis in COVID-19
Journal: Science Direct
Issue: e01063
Volume: 24
Year: July, 2021

Activity Description: Journal of the Endocrine Society
Author(s): Manas, Mols-Kowalczewski, B, Mandal Shobha
Investigator(s): doi:10.1210/jendso/bvab048.210
Title of Article: A Rare Case of Pseudo hypoaldosteronism Type II or Gordon Syndrome
Journal: Journal of the Endocrine Society
Volume: 5(Suppl 1):A105. Published 2021
Year: May, 2021

Activity Description: cureus publication
Author(s): Priyadarshini, Shista, Manas, FNU, Prabhu, Sheela
Title of Article: False Negative Urine Pregnancy Test: Hook Effect Revealed
Journal: Cureus
Year: March, 2022
PubMed:False Negative Urine Pregnancy Test: Hook Effect Revealed.

Activity Description: J Endocr Soc.
Author(s): Manas, Mols-Kowalczewski, B, Mandal Shobha, Singh, s, Baniya, M
Investigator(s): mana
Title of Article: Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion Therapy Resulting in Improved Glycemic Control in Patient With Low Health Literacy
Journal: J Endocr Soc.
Volume: doi:10.1210/jendso/bvab048.759
Year: May, 2021

Activity Description: Journal of the Endocrine Society
Author(s): Manas, Mols-Kowalczewski, B, Mandal Shobha
Title of Article: Euglycemic Diabetic ketoacidosis with SGLT-2 Inhibitor
Journal: Journal of the Endocrine Society
Issue: Supplement 1

Trends and outcomes of venous thromboembolism in adult hospitalizations with acute myeloid leukemia: Analysis of nationwide inpatient sample from 2010 to 2014.
Khadka S, Solanki D, Singh J, Kichloo A, Patel NR, Sharma P, Chugh S, Solanki S.Postgrad Med. 2020 Dec 11. doi: 10.1080/00325481.2020.1863717. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33305685

Malnutrition after pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy in chronic pancreatitis: Risk factors in real world practice.
Arutla M, Sarkar S, Unnisa M, Sarkar P, Raj MA, Mrudula MR, G D, Pasham S, Jakkampudi A, Prasanna A, Reddy DN, Talukdar R.Pancreatology. 2020 Dec 3:S1424-3903(20)30860-7. doi: 10.1016/j.pan.2020.11.027. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33303371

Contribution of individual components to composite end points in contemporary cardiovascular randomized controlled trials.
Shaikh A, Ochani RK, Khan MS, Riaz H, Khan SU, Sreenivasan J, Mookadam F, Doukky R, Butler J, Michos ED, Kalra A, Krasuski RA.Am Heart J. 2020 Dec;230:71-81. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2020.09.001. Epub 2020 Sep 15.PMID: 32941789

Current understanding and future implications of sepsis-induced thrombocytopenia.
Ghimire S, Ravi S, Budhathoki R, Arjyal L, Hamal S, Bista A, Khadka S, Uprety D.Eur J Haematol. 2020 Nov 15. doi: 10.1111/ejh.13549. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33191517 

Bilateral Primary Marginal Zone Lymphoma of the Breast - A Rare Breast Malignancy.
Talluri S, Subramanian CR, Werner E, Kasireddy V, Philip L.In Vivo. 2020 Nov-Dec;34(6):3597-3600. doi: 10.21873/invivo.12204.PMID: 33144473

Trends and outcomes of peptic ulcer disease in patients with cirrhosis.
Shah H, Yang TJ, Wudexi I, Solanki S, Patel S, Rajan D, Rodas A, Dajjani M, Chakinala RC, Shah P, Sarker K, Patel A, Aronow W.Postgrad Med. 2020 Nov;132(8):773-780. doi: 10.1080/00325481.2020.1795485. Epub 2020 Aug 1.PMID: 32654578

Encephalopathy as the Presenting Symptom of COVID-19.
Hayat U, Ahmed S, Hussain MA, Hameed N.Kans J Med. 2020 Oct 20;13:272-274. doi: 10.17161/kjm.vol13.14766. eCollection 2020.PMID: 33173565 

Paralytic ileus in the United States: A cross-sectional study from the national inpatient sample.
Solanki S, Chakinala RC, Haq KF, Singh J, Khan MA, Solanki D, Vyas MJ, Kichloo A, Mansuri U, Shah H, Patel A, Haq KS, Iqbal U, Nabors C, Khan HMA, Aronow WS.SAGE Open Med. 2020 Oct 6;8:2050312120962636. doi: 10.1177/2050312120962636. eCollection 2020.PMID: 33088567 

Trends of Co-morbidities in Clinical Trials of Lipid Lowering Therapies.
Lone AN, Khan MZ, Khan MS, Talluri S, Khan SU.Am J Cardiol. 2020 Oct 15;133:184-185. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2020.07.030. Epub 2020 Jul 25.PMID: 32811648 No abstract available.

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection in Patients With Multiple Comorbidities: Long-Term Safety and Efficacy Results From a Tertiary Care Community Hospital.
Raghu Subramanian C, Talluri S, Khan SU, Katz JA, Georgetson M, Sinh P.Gastroenterology Res. 2020 Aug;13(4):138-145. doi: 10.14740/gr1275. Epub 2020 Aug 14.PMID: 32864024 .

Repetitive Sharps Ingestion and Challenges with Retrieval and Prevention.
Ghimire S, Suwal K, Yang T, Khan H, Lincoln M.Eur J Case Rep Intern Med. 2020 Jul 17;7(10):001824. doi: 10.12890/2020_001824. eCollection 2020.PMID: 33083363 

Atypical Presentation of Myocardial Infarction in a Young Patient With Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
Mandal S, Pradhan RR, Mols Kowalczewski B.Cureus. 2020 Jul 31;12(7):e9494. doi: 10.7759/cureus.9494.PMID: 32879818 .

Neutropenic Enterocolitis and Rapid Spontaneous Resolution of Portal Venous Gas: A Non-Respiratory Manifestation of COVID-19.
Rehman M, Gondal A, Khan S, Rehman NU, Molina J.Cureus. 2020 Jul 28;12(7):e9445. doi: 10.7759/cureus.9445.PMID: 32742892 

An Extremely Rare Case of Streptococcus anginosus Bacteremia Associated With Colon Cancer and Infective Endocarditis.
Dadeboyina C, Khan S, Thomas L.Cureus. 2020 Jul 24;12(7):e9368. doi: 10.7759/cureus.9368.PMID: 32742888 

Precordial ECG Lead Mispositioning: Its Incidence and Estimated Cost to Healthcare.
Rehman M, Rehman NU.Cureus. 2020 Jul 7;12(7):e9040. doi: 10.7759/cureus.9040.PMID: 32656045 

May We Have More Coaches in the Clinic?
Kolade VO.J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care. 2020 Jul-Sep;16(3):201-203. doi: 10.1080/15524256.2020.1749924. Epub 2020 Apr 10.PMID: 32274978 

Mandal S, Pradhan R R, Bethala M, et al. (August 31, 2020) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer With Synchronous Peritoneal Adenocarcinoma: A Rare Independent Combination. Cureus 12(8): e10166. doi:10.7759/cureus.10166 

Mandal S, Bethala M, Dadeboyina C, et al. (August 21, 2020) A Rare Presentation of an Invasive Ductal Carcinoma of Ectopic Axillary Breast Tissue . Cureus 12(8): e9928. doi:10.7759/cureus.9928

Lucero D, Mandal S, Karki A (July 30, 2020) Lung Compliance in a Case Series of Four COVID-19 Patients at a Rural Institution. Cureus 12(7): e9472. doi:10.7759/cureus.9472 

Mandal S, Pradhan R R, Mols Kowalczewski B (July 31, 2020) Atypical Presentation of Myocardial Infarction in a Young Patient With Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Cureus 12(7): e9494. doi:10.7759/cureus.9494 

Institutional Experience of Using Andexanet Alfa. Khadka S, Kasireddy v, Dhakal P.
(July 13, 2020) Cureus 12(7): e9173.DOI 10.7759/cureus.9173

Rate and Modifiable Predictors of 30-Day Readmission in Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in the United States.
Harshil Shah, Uvesh Mansuri, Sukrut Pagad, Reshmi Adupa, Jagmeet Singh, Khin Tun, Chail Shah, Solomon Tuonuur, Riyal J Shah, Mir Z Ali Khan, Gurjot S Grewal, Ruchir Goswami, Shantanu Solanki
Cureus. 2020 June 30;12(6):e8922. Doi.10.7759/cureus.8922.

Ghimire S, Shah H, Paudel S, Yang TJ, Khan HM. Chylous Ascites and Pleural Effusion Treated With Intravenous Octreotide. Cureus. 2020;12(6):e8669. Published 2020 Jun 17. doi:10.7759/cureus.8669 

Amarnath S, Ghimire S, Khan HM. A Tale of Three Dieulafoy Lesions: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Cureus. 2020;12(5):e8365. Published 2020 May 30. doi:10.7759/cureus.8365

Khan, S., McElhaney, N., Siddiqui, F., & Karki, A. (2020). Incidental intrathoracic schwannoma associated with Horner’s syndrome: A case report. Respiratory Medicine Case Reports, 30, 101126.

Rehman M, Gondal A, Rehman N U (June 18, 2020) Atypical Manifestation of COVID-19-Induced Myocarditis. Cureus 12(6): e8685. doi:10.7759/cureus.8685 

Caregiver Needs Assessment in Primary Care: Views of Clinicians, Staff, Patients, and Caregivers.
Riffin C, Wolff JL, Estill M, Prabhu S, Pillemer KA.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Mar 13. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16401.

Causation and Treatment Algorithms for Elderly Patients who have Fallen in the Twin Tiers.
Harbison AJ, Prabhu S.
Cureus. 2019 Dec 30;11(12):e6513. doi: 10.7759/cureus.6513.

Neuroborreliosis with Unusual Presentation, A Case Report.
Khan S, Bhattal G, Shah N, Lascano J, Karki A.
Cureus. 2019 Sep 25;11(9):e5758. doi: 10.7759/cureus.5758.   PMID: 31723517

Epstein Barr Virus Induced Antiphospholipid Antibodies Resulting in Splenic Infarct:  A Case Report.
Khan S, Saud S, Khan I, Prabhu S  
Cureus. 2019 Feb 22;11(2):e4119. doi: 10.7759/cureus.4119. PMID: 31037233

Pulmonary Spindle Cell Carcinoma: A Rare Case Report.
Khan S, Dahal B, Siddiqui F, Norville KJ, Karki A.
Cureus. 2019 May 23;11(5):e4737. doi: 10.7759/cureus.4737.

Calcium Channel Blocker Overdose Treated with Calcium Resulting in Pancreatitis:  A Case Report.
Khan S, Norville K J, Khan I, Siddiqui F, Karki A.
Cureus. 2019 April 18;11(4): e4493.  doi:10.7759/cureus.4493

Optimal Duration of Aspirin Plus Clopidogrel After Ischemic Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack
A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Rahman H, Khan SU, Nasir F, Hammad T, Meyer MA, Kaluski E.
Stroke. 2019 Apr;50(4):947-953. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.118.023978. PMID:30852971

Acquired Uterine Ateriovenous Malformation Following Dilatation and Curettage Treated with Bilateral Uterine Artery Embolization:  A Case Report
Khan S, Saud S, Khan I, Achakzai B.
Cureus. 2019 Mar; 11(3):e4250. Doi:10.7759/cureus.4250

Meta-analysis of efficacy and safety of dual antiplatelet therapy versus aspirin monotherapy after coronary artery bypass grafting.
Safi U Khan, Swapna Talluri, Hammad Rahman, Manidhar Lekkala, Muhammad S. Khan, Haris Riaz, Harshil Shah, Edo Kaluski and Sudhakar Sattur
European Journal of Preventative Cardiology. January 2019. Volume 26(2) 215-218. DOI:10.117/2047487319788613

Case Report: Denosumab Induced Hypocalcemia Refractory to Calcium Supplementation.
Asish R, Mathew N, Pushpa K. 
JOJ Case Stud. 2018; 9(1): 555752. DOI: 10.19080/JOJCS.2018.09.555752.

Meta- Analysis of Efficacy and Safety of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy versus Aspirin Monotherapy after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.
Khan SU, Talluri S, Rahman H, Lekkala M, Khan MS, Riaz H, Shah H, Kaluski E, Sattur S.
Preventive Cardiology, July 2018 PMID:30019608

Attitudes and Differences Between Patients with Cancer and Non-Cancer Patients on Advance Directives.
Lekkala M, Talluri S, Abdullah A, Pachpande V, Wolfe Z, Ghimire S, Pamula J.
Abstracts of the 2018 Summit on National & Global Cancer Health Disparities, Current Challenges & Future Directions
Anticancer Research 38:  5551-5561 (2018)

Short-term outcomes of pulmonary embolism: A National Perspective.
Shah P, Arora S, Kumar V, Sharma S, Shah HTripathi B, Sharma P, Sharma R, Savani S, Qureshi M, Faruqi I.
Clinical Cardiology, doi: 10.1002/clc.23048

National Trends and Outcomes in Dialysis-Requiring Acute Kidney Injury in Heart Failure: 2002-2013.
Ashish Correa, MD *, Achint Patel, MD, MPH *, Kinsuk Chauhan, MD, MPH, Harshil Shah, MD, Aparna Saha, MD, Mihir Dave, MD, Priti Poojary, MD, Abhishek Mishra, MD, Narender Annapureddy, MD, MS, Shaman Dalal, MD, Ioannis Konstantinidis, MD, Renu Nimma, MD, Shiv Kumar Agarwal, MD, MPH, Lili Chan, MD, Girish Nadkarni, MD, MPH, CPH†, Sean Pinney, MD†
Journal of Cardiac Failure. 2018 May 3.

Effects of New Oral Anticoagulant Agents in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome
by Dr. Safi Khan in Science Trends, April 2, 2018.

Serotonin Syndrome Presenting with Concomitant Tramadol and Diphehydramine Use: A Case Report of an Unlikely Side Effect
Salman Khan, MD; Osama Ismail, MD; Arqam Salam, MD; Tsu Yang, MD; Muhammad Asif, MD; Kim Norville, MD. Cureus Journal of Medical Science. April 2018. PMID pending
An editorial in the European Heart Journal, “The search for cardiovascular benefit from treating obstructive sleep apnoea with CPAP therapy” by Martin R. Cowie, Angela M. Gallagher and Anita K. Simonds refers to Dr. Safi Khan, et al, publication of “A meta-analysis of continuous positive airway pressure therapy in prevention of cardiovascular events in patients with obstructive sleep apnea” doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehx597.

Meta-Analysis of Antithrombotic Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.
Khan SUKhan MU, Ghani AR, Lone AN, Arshad A, Kaluski E.
Am J Cardiol. 2018 Feb 14. pii: S0002-9149(18)30178-4. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.01.036. PMID:29548674

Arteriotomy site complication during transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Ipsilateral wire protection and bailout.
Kaluski E, Khan SU, Sattur S, Sporn D, Rogers G, Reitknecht F.
Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2018 Feb 9. pii: S1553-8389(18)30054-X. doi: 10.1016/j.carrev.2018.02.004. PMID:29519730

Meta-Analysis of the Safety and Efficacy of the Oral Anticoagulant Agents (Apixaban, Rivaroxaban, Dabigatran) in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome.
Khan SU, Arshad A, Riaz IB, Talluri S, Nasir F, Kaluski E.
Am J Cardiol. 2018 Feb 1;121(3):301-307. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2017.10.035. Epub 2017 Oct 31. Review. PMID: 29195825

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Versus Surgery in Left Main Stenosis-A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review of Randomised Controlled Trials.
Khan SU, Rahman H, Arshad A, Khan MU, Lekkala M, Yang T, Mishra A, Kaluski E.
Heart Lung Circ. 2018 Feb;27(2):138-146. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.08.008. Epub 2017 Aug 25. Review.
PMID: 28923395

The Concomitant Use of Atorvastatin and Amlodipine Leading to Rhabdomyolysis.
Khan S, Khan I, Novak M, Regmi A, Difilippo W.
Cureus. 2018 Jan 3;10(1):e2020. doi: 10.7759/cureus.2020 PMID:29531873

A Bayesian network meta-analysis of PCSK9 inhibitors, statins and ezetimibe with or without statins for cardiovascular outcomes.
Khan SUTalluri S, Riaz H, Rahman H, Nasir F, Bin Riaz I, Sattur S, Ahmed H, Kaluski E, Krasuski R.
Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2018 Jan 1:2047487318766612. doi: 10.1177/2047487318766612. PMID:29569492

Transcatheter vs surgical aortic-valve replacement in low- to intermediate-surgical-risk candidates: A meta-analysis and systematic review.
Khan SU, Lone AN, Saleem MA, Kaluski E.
Clin Cardiol. 2017 Nov;40(11):974-981. doi: 10.1002/clc.22807. Epub 2017 Nov 23. Review.
PMID: 29168984

Presentations at National and Regional Conferences

Poster Presentations at the CHEST (American College of Chest Physicians) Annual Meeting 2020 – A Virtual Event October 18 – 21, 2020.

  • Presenter(s):  Shobha Mandal MD, Muhammad H. Bashir MBBS, Mary Grace Bethala MD, Apurwa Karki MD.  “Mystery of Cardiac Amyloidosis Solved by Transbronchial Biopsy of Lung.”
  • Presenter(s):  Shobha Mandal MD, Salman Khan MD, Mary Grace Bethala MD, Apurwa Karki MD.  “Independent Peritoneal Cancer, Nearly Missed as a Metastasis from Lung Cancer.”
  • Presenter(s):  Shobha Mandal MD, Joyson Poulose MD, Layla A. Sulaiman, Vineela Kasireddy MD.  “Pembrolizumab Induced Hyperprogression in Patient with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.”
  • Presenter(s):  Shobha Mandal MD, Rajendra P. Shah MBBS, Salman Khan MD, Apurwa Karki MD.

Poster Presentation at the IHACO 8th Annual Hematology Oncology Conference Organized by the Binaytara Foundation – A Virtual Event. October 2020.

  • Presenter(s): Shobha Mandal MD, Najma Nawaz MD, Joyson Poulose MD, Vineela Kasireddy MD  “An Unusual Case of Aplastic Anemia.”

Poster Presentation at the American Neurological Association 2020, Virtual Event October 4 – 9, 2020

  • Presenter(s):  Shobha Mandal, MD, Mary Grace Bethala, Philip Lowry, MD. “Primary Lumbar Spinal Epidural B Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Initially Misdiagnosed as Chronic Back Pain.”

Poster accepted for American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2020, May 15-20, 2020 in Philadelphia, PA

  • Presenter: Khan S, Aziz M, Khan I, Siddiqui F. Rehman M, Karki A.  The Black Market, A Vaping Induced Lung Injury

Poster Presentation at the 14th North American Young Rheumatology Investigator Forum (NYRIF) as part of the Clinical Congress of Rheumatology (CCR) in Destin, FL September 2020

  • Presenter(s):  Sushmita Khadha, MD; Vineela Kasireddy, MD “An Unusual Cause of Recurrent Neutropenic Fever”.

Poster Presentation at the Digestive Disease Week 2020 in Chicago, IL  May 2020

  • Presenter(s):  Gondal, Amlish; Farooq, Umer; Khanal, Pushpa; Dahal, Binita; Bakhat Khush; Kolade, Victor. “The Emerging Role of Frailty as a Prognostic Model in End Stage Liver Disease:  A Systematic Review.”
    *Conference cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Poster Presentation at the Endocrine Society ENDO 2020 in San Francisco, CA March 2020

  • Presenter(s):  Shobha Mandal MD, Ravi Ranjan Pradhan MD, Mariam Avetisova MD, Barbara Mols Kowalczewski MD.“Atypical Presentation of Myocardial Infarction in a Young Patient with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.”
    *Conference cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Poster Presentations at the 69th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology Together with World Congress of Cardiology in Chicago, IL March 2020

  • Presenter(s): Rehman M, Omer A, McClintic B, Rosivalle J, Sharma S.  “A Unique RCA: An Anomalous Origin with a Course Between the Great Vessels.”
  • Presenter(s): Rehman M, Omer A, Ronsivalle J, Sharma S.  “The Implications of an Anatomical Anomaly:  A Case of an Intracameral Right Coronary Artery (RCA).”
  • Presenter(s): Rehman M, Omer A, Sharma S.  “Risk Considerations of Large Papillary Fibroelastomas:  A Case of Risk vs. Benefit in an Octogenerian.”
  • Presenter(s):  Binita Dahal MD, Ashraf Eldabh, Saurabh Sharma MD, Sudhakar Sattur MD, Pramod Deshmukh MD “A Rare Case of Bronchial Varices Causing Hemoptysis as a Result of Pulmonary Vein Stenosis Following Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation”

Poster Presentations at the American Heart Association (AHA) 2019 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA  November 2019

  • Presenter(s): Shah H, Solanki S, Patel A, Fong HK, Kaluski E.  “Burden of Arrhythmia in Patients with Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy (tcm) From the Nationwide Inpatient Sample:  2010-2015.”
  • Presenter(s): Shah H, Solanki S, Patel A, Fong HK, Kaluski E. “Trends, Outcomes and Predictors of Utilization of Electrical Cardioversion in Patients Hospitalized for Atrial Fibrillation:  NIS Database 2005-2014.”

Poster Presentations at American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio, TX October 2019

  • Presenter(s):  Rehman SU, Farooq U, Amin MK, Ahmed Z, Bakhat K, Riaz A, Gondal AB.  “Ustekinumab for Concomitant Crohn’s Disease and Psoriasis.”
  • Presenter(s):  Ghimire S, Yang T, Shah H, Srivatana U.  “Primary Malignant Mesothelioma of Liver:  A Rare Liver Tumor”.   Dr. Ghimire also was awarded the Outstanding Poster Presenter Award for this poster.
  • Presenter(s):  Ghimire S, Yang T, Shah H, Sarker A, Srivatana U.  “A Rare Case of Gastric Glomus Tumor.”

Poster Presentation at the Pennsylvania Medical Society House of Delegates Conference in Hershey, PA October 2019

  • Presenter(s): Vrushali Pachpande, MD, Harshil Shah, MD, Radhika Bompalli, MD “Thinking ‘Gout” Side the Box.”

Poster Presentation at American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) 2019 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA October 2019

  • Presenter(s):  Pravash Dhakal, MD, Subash Ghimire, MD, Deepa Kuchelan, MD. “The Great Lactate Masquerader:  Ethylene Glycol Poisoning.”
  • Presenter(s):  Salman Khan, MD, Kim Norville, MD, Faraz Siddiqui, MD, Apurwa Karki, MD.  “Latrogenic Hypercalcemia Induced Pancreatitis Following Treatment of Occult Calcium Channel Blockage.”

Poster Presentations at the National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions, Miami, FL May 16 – 19, 2019

  • Rahman H, Khan SU, Talluri S, Asif M, Hammad T, Kaluski E.  “Meta-analysis of Effects of Trigyceride Modifiers on Cardiovascular Outcomes”.
  • Rahman H, Hammad T, Kaluski E.  “Effects of Marine Omego-3 Fatty Acids on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patient with Ischemic Heart Disease: A Meta-analysis”.

Poster Presentation at the Alliance for Independent Academic Medical Centers National Initiative VI Meeting, Tuscon, AZ, March 29 – 30, 2019

  • Khan S, Rehman M, Prabhu S, Kolade V, Pamula J, Davenport T, Fitzgerald L.  “Improving Well-Being and Work Life Balance of Residents”.

Poster Presentation at the Endocrine Society ENDO 2019 Conference, New Orleans, LA March 23-26, 2019

  • Presenter(s): Subash Ghimire, MD, Swapna Talluri, MD, Eric Macapinlac, MD, “Nocardia farcinia Adrenal Abscess Mimicking Adrenal Adenoma”.

Poster Presentation at the 2019 ACGME Annual Educational Conference, Orlando, FL  March 7 – 10, 2019

  • Salman Khan, MD, Mahin Rehman, DO, Sheela Prabhu, MD, Victor Kolade, MD, John Pamula, MD, Tamara Davenport, Laura Fitzgerald.  “Multipronged Strategies to Improve Wellbeing and Worklife Balance of Residents”.

Poster Presentation at Hospital Medicine 2019 in National Harbor, MD March 2019

  • Presenter(s):  Khan, I., Thompson, E., Khan, Salman., Chukwuemeka, O.  “You Don’t Want Stress as Your Enemy!  A Case of Anti-NMDA Encephalitis Triggered by Emotional Stress”.

Poster Presentation at the 2019 AAMC Organization of Resident Representatives (ORR) and Group on Resident Affairs (GRA) Spring Meeting in Portland, Oregon April 2019.

  • Presenter(s):  Salman Khan, MD; Victor Kolade, MD; Sheela Prabhu, MD; Mahin Rehman, DO; John Pamula, MD; Tamara Davenport.  “Promote Well-Being Among Internal Medicine Residents in a Rural Community Academic Setting”.

Poster Presentations at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA March 2019.

  • Presenter(s):  Shah H, Dave M. Fong HK, Khan S, Motwani R, Patel A, Khan MS, Kaluski E. “Burden of Arrhythmia in Septic Patients from Nationwide Inpatient Sample:  2005 – 2014.
  • Presenter(s):  Shah H, Dave M, Patel A, Khan S, Fong HK, Motwani R, Mandal S, Sadolikar A, Kaluski E. “Trends of Coronary Artery Disease in Kawasaki Disease in Patients Younger than 18 Years Old from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample:  2005 – 2014. 

Presentations at National and Regional Conferences

Activity Description: Endo 2022
Presenter(s): Jagan, S, Manas,
National presentation: Familial Hypocalciuric Hypercalcemia vs Hyperparathyroidism - A Diagnostic Dilemma
Meeting Sponsor: Endocrine Society
Date: 6/11/2022
Activity Description: Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome, Type 1: A Rare Condition Manifested by Multiple Endocrine and Non-Endocrine Disorders
Presenter(s): Manas, FNU
National presentation: Endo 2022
Meeting Sponsor: Endocrine Society
Date: 6/11/2022

Internal Medicine presentations at Stanley Conklin Research Day 2022

Research Posters

3rd place
Dr. Sneha Singh, Dr. Manas

A Glimpse into the inpatient setting through the SDOH lens

Dr. Balkishan Malviya, Dr. Tanya Gupta, Dr. John Pamula, Dr. Victor Kolade

Quality Improvement Projects

1st Place
Shista Priyadarshini, MD

Are You Due for Lung Cancer Screening?

Suchetha Jagan MD, John Pamula MD

2nd Place
Dr. Manas

Multidisciplinary Approach: Key to Improvement in Diabetic Bundle Compliance

Dr. Jaiswal, Dr. Pamula

3rd Place
Dr. Tanya Gupta

Improving Osteoporosis Screening Rates in IM clinic

Noor Fatima, MD,
John Pamula, MD

Medical Student QI/Research Posters

1st place
Briana Sylvester, Giovanni Baiamonte, Jonathan Pou, Zoya Rahman,

Quality Improvement: Medication Reconciliation in the Emergency Department

John Pamula MD

Research Day -- Oral Presentations

  • Internal Medicine Manas, MD and Sneha Singh, MD A Glimpse into the inpatient setting through the SDOH lens. Dr. Balkishan Malviya, Dr. Sneha Singh, Dr. Manas, Dr. Tanya Gupta, Dr. John Pamula, Dr. Victor Kolade  
  • Internal Medicine, Amlish Gondal, MD Age-stratified Outcomes of Urgent Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography for Acute Cholangitis. Authors: Amlish Gondal, MD; Umer Farooq, MD; Victor Kolade, MD; Zahid Ijaz, MD, Jogeet Singh, MD; Sultan Mehmood, MD
  • Sushmita Khadka, MD, National Inpatient Sample Disparities in outcomes of hospitalization due to Mulitple Myeloma- A Nationwide comparison Authors: Sushmita Khadka MD, S. Solanki., Balaji, S., Mullangi, S., Kaur, J., Kasianchyk, M., Chowdhury, H., Lal, D., Patel, I., & LekKala, M.R

Research Posters

MD Lawrence Sampson MD Burt Cagir MD, Joseph Ronsivalle MD

Internal Medicine

  • A Glimpse into the inpatient setting through the SDOH lens

Dr. Balkishan Malviya, Dr. Sneha Singh, Dr. Manas, Dr. Tanya Gupta, Dr. John Pamula, Dr. Victor Kolade

QI Projects (18)

  • Shista Priyadarshini MD, Suchetha Jagan MD, John Pamula MD. Are You Due for Lung Cancer Screening?
  • Premjeet Dhillon MD, Sohaib Shabih MD, John Pamula MD. QI to improve compliance of PDMP review and Medication Agreement contract among IM residents.
  • Tanya Gupta, MD, Noor Fatima, MD, John Pamula, MD. Improving Osteoporosis Screening Rates in IM clinic. 
  • Junfei Hu MD, Muhammad Aleem MD, John Pamula MD. Reduce Unnecessary Blood Draw in Inpatient Setting.
  • Miji Kim MD, Nadiya Dukhnych MD, Shoba Mandal MD, John Pamula MD. Education to the residents and systemic improvements in Epic facilitated goals of care discussion in Internal Medicine Clinic. 
  • Balkishan Malviya MD, Bikal Lamichhane MD, John Pamula, MD. Path Towards Good Sleep 
  • Manas MD, Pooja Jaiswal MD, John Pamula MD. Multidisciplinary Approach: Key to Improvement in Diabetic Bundle Compliance.
  • Sudhir Pasham MD, Ghanashyam Bhatta MD, John Pamula, M.D. Quiet Night – Improving Sleep in In-patients
  • Sanjay Paudel MD, Shashank Battarai MD, John Pamula MD, Is Your Patient’s BP Under Control?
  • Sravan Ponnekanti MD, Rabin Adhikari MD, John Pamula MD. Understanding our patients- can we do better?- Screening SDOH.
  • Oneeb Sanaullah MD, Muhammad Aslam Khan MD, Anam Aqeel MD, Taimoor Haider MD, John Pamula MD. Improving In-hospital and Post-discharge Patient Experience  
  • Sneha Singh MD, Charu Bajracharya MD, John Pamula MD. A Step Towards Mission Slimpossible

Case Reports (18)

  1. Rabin Adhikari MD, Shista Priyadarshini MD, Sarmad Aleem MD, Vrushali Pachpande MD, Subash Ghimire MD. Late breast cancer recurrence with bone marrow metastasis
  2. Muhammad Sarmad Aleem, MD, Bikal Lamicchane, MD, Subash Ghimire, MD. Post Colonoscopy Splenic Injury: a Rare Complication
  3. Charu Darshan Bajracharya MD, Pooja Jaisawal MD, Suchetha Jagan MD, Sravan Ponnekanti MD, Leonard Walsh MD, Violeta Zeykan MD. Rare Case of Gastric Cancer Metastatic to the Colon
  4. Ghanshyam Bhatta MD, Tejaswini Maganti MD, Subash Ghimire MD, Gerald Shovlin MD. Hydralazine-induced antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis
  5. Shashank Bhattarai MD, Tejaswini Maganti MD, Violeta Zeykan MD, Jackie Clowes MD. Pantoprazole-rare cause of systemic drug-induced lupus
  6. Nadiya Dukhnych, MD, Violeta Zeykan, MD. Axillary lymphadenopathy as the only site for late recurrence of breast cancer
  7. Noor e Fatima MD, Asaad Mansur MD, Siddiqui Faraz MD. Candida Pericarditis in the Setting of Prior Esophagogastrostomy for Recurrent Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  8. Suchetha Jagan MD, Shobha Mandal MD, Violeta Zeykan MD, Typhlitis as a Complication of Platinum-based Chemotherapy for Triple Negative Breast Cancer
  9. Pooja Jaisawal MD, Suchetha Jagan MD, Charu Bajracharya MD, Sravan Ponnekanti MD, Leonard Walsh MD, Violeta Zeykan MD. A Rare Case of Mirizzi Syndrome
  10. Muhammad Aslam Khan MD, Taimor Haider MD, Amber Khan MD, Vrushali Rajaram Pachpande MD, A Rare Case of Elderberry Induced Acute Pancreatitis
  11. Bikal Lamichhane MD, Taimoor Haider MD, Pamula John MD. Culture negative endocarditis with multi-focal spread
  12. Sohaib Shabih MD, Jagdesh Kumar MD and Violeta Zeykan, MD. A case of advanced cervical cancer presenting as acute hypoxic respiratory failure

Internal Medicine presentations at Stanley Conklin Research day 2021

The annual Stanley Conklin Research Day was held virtually on April 23, 2021.  Participants included all training programs residents, fellows, and medical students.  Congratulations to the Internal Medicine residents and faculty presenting their work at this annual event!

Research Studies




Nirajan Adhikari MD
2nd Place oral presentation

Improving Value (Low cost, Optimal Clinical Outcome, Patient Satisfaction) in a Skilled Nursing Facility

Alicia Harbison DO, Joseph Mwesige MD, Les Kirchner PhD

Sushmita Khadka MD
3rd Place oral presentation

Patient Understanding of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Status

Kriti Suwal MD, Nirajan Adhikari MD, Chandrakala Dadeboyina MD, Litty Thomas MD, Sri Senapathi MD, James Walsh MD

Shobha Mandal MD
Oral presenter and research poster

A Retrospective SEER Data Review of Merkel Cell Carcinoma: An Update on Incidence, Survival Outcomes and Association with Second Malignancies

Sri Senapathi MD; Seungwoo Chai MD, Joyson Poulose MD

Seungwoo Chai MD
1st place research poster

Exploring the quality of internal medicine resident ambulatory patient care: a feasibility study of the patient-doctor relationship

Victor Kolade MD

Shobha Mandal MD
Research poster

Aberrant finding of hypoglycemia in adrenocortical carcinoma: A systematic review

Shobha Mandal MD, Rahul Thakur, Roshan Subedi, Barun Ray,  Anish Shah, Biplov Adhikari, Barbara Mols- Kowalczewski MD

Quality Improvement Projects

Shobha Mandal MD  1st Place QI Poster

Improving Awareness for Colorectal Cancer Screening in Internal Medicine Resident Clinic

Shista Priyadarshini, MD, Sushmita Khadka MD, John Pamula MD

Anam Aqeel MD
2nd Place QI Poster

Improving Patient Satisfaction of Resident Run Services in Inpatient Settings

Oneeb Sanaullah MD, John Pamula MD

Muhammad Anwar MD

Improving Screening Rates for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Sanjay Paudel MD, John Pamula MD

Amlish Gondal MD

Compliance with large bore peripheral access and transfusion thresholds in non-variceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage

Saravan Ponnekanti MD, John Pamula MD

Taimoor Haider MD

Reduce telemetry use in non-intensive care patients on internal medicine service 

Premjeet Dhillon MD, John Pamula MD

Nasir Hameed MD

Optimal use of ACE/ARBs in CKD patients in IM clinic of RPH

Balkishan Malviya MD, John Pamula MD

Sushmita Khadka MD

Smoking cessation in cancer patients. Can we do better?

Sneha Singh MD, Shobha Mandal MD, Vineela Kasireddy MD, John Pamula MD

Pushpa Khanal MD

Reducing the number of unnecessary MRI orders in inpatient setting

Balkishan Malviya MD, John Pamula MD

Jagdesh Kumar MD

Inappropriate use of Intravenous fluids in Inpatient Setting

Junfei Hu MD, John Pamula MD

David Lucero MD

Reducing Inappropriate Use of Oxygen in the Inpatient Setting

Tanya Gupta MD, John Pamula MD

Tegaswini Maganti MD

An interdisciplinary approach to improve transitional care management visit completion rate in internal medicine resident and faculty clinic

Sudhir Pasham MD, Victor Kolade MD, John Pamula MD, Sheela Prabhu MD

Najma Nawaz MD

Preventing Delirium in Elderly Hospitalized Patients by Non-pharmacologic measures at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital

John Pamula, MD

Manisha Raikar MD

A multi-disciplinary care team model to improve diabetic bundle compliance 

Manas MD, John Pamula MD, Victor Kolade MD, Sheela Prabhu MD

Case Reports

Sudhir Pasham MD
1st Place Case Report

Sumatriptan induced Ischemic Colitis

Shri Jai Kirshan Ravi MD;  Sravan Ponnekanti MD; Nirajan Adhikari MD; Balkishan Malviya MD; Zeykan Violeta MD

Premjeet Dhillon MD

Hyperkalemia and Hypertension, Mystery Unraveled!

Litty Thomas MD, Asad Shafiq MD, Violeta Zeykan MD

Tanya Gupta MD

A Rare Presentation of Medulloblastoma in an Adult Female Patient 

Shobha Mandal MD, Joyson Poulose MD

Junfei Hu MD

Half-dose anticoagulation for venous thromboembolism and phlegmasia cerulea dolens in a patient with recurrent subdural hematoma: a case report and literature review

Kelley Chan, Nirajan Adhikari MD, Amber Khan MD

Miji Kim MD

Thrombus in transit: to loose or to lyse?

Shista Priyadarshini MD, Vrushali Pachpande MD, and Violeta Zeykan MD

Balkishan Malviya MD

Nivolumab Induced Late Onset Bullous Pemphigoid

Ahmad Alzoubi DO, Joyson Poulose MD

Manas MD

Aortoenteric Fistula: A rare but life threatening complication of aortic aneurysm repair

Sneha Singh MD, Ukorn Srivatana MD, Leonard Walsh MD

Shobha Mandal MD

A Case Report on Extensive Arterial Thrombosis as a Complication of COVID 19 Infection

Sumit Gami MBBS, Sushmita Khadka MD, Subash Ghimire MD 

Sanjay Paudel MD

A rare cause of cyanosis and hypoxemia due to congenital methemoglobinemia

Nirajan Adhikari MD, Shobha Mandal MD, Violeta Zeykan MD, Panit Srivatana, MD

Sravan Ponnekanti MD

Be aware of SAPHO-unusual cause of joint pain in elderly

Natesh Yepuri MD, Sudheer Pasham MD, Violeta Zeykan MD

Shista Priyadarshini MD

Dumping the Diarrhea: immunotherapy gone rogue

Miji Kim MD, Shobha Mandal MD, Vineela Kasireddy MD

Oneeb Sanaullah MD

Pleural plasmacytoma, a rare manifestation of extramedullary plasmacytoma in a patient presenting with shortness of breath and left sided pleural effusion. 

Sneha  Singh MD, Shoba Mandal MD, Rahul Gosain MD

Sneha Singh MD

Rhino-oculo-cerebral mucor mycosis: A rare life-threatening complication of uncontrolled diabetes

Litty Thomas MD, Sushmita Khadka MD, Alexis Oropallo DO, Meenakshisundaram Rajamurugan MD, Manas MD, Lee Ann Baggott MD

2020 Stanley Conklin Research Day

The annual Stanley Conklin Research Day was held virtually on April 24, 2020.  Participants included all training programs residents, fellows, and medical students.  Congratulations to the Internal Medicine residents and faculty presenting their work at this annual event!

Oral Presentations of Original Research

Amlish Gondal, MD

The Impact of Frailty on Mortality and Flare Frequency in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Swapna Talluri, MD; Subhash Ghimire, MD

Pravash Dhakal, MD

Improving communication, documentation and medicolegal awareness among residents using didactic and interactive seminars

Subhash Ghimire, MD, John Pamula, MD

Poster Presentations

Amlish Gondal, MD

Ustekinumab Appears to be Effective in the Treatment of Patients with a Concurrent Diagnosis of Crohn's Disease and Psoriasis

Farooqu U, Amin MK, Ahmed Z, Bakhat K, Riaz A, Kolade V

Anam Aqeel, MD

A Rare Case of Clear Cell Cholangiocarcinoma

Violeta Zeykan, MD

Chandrakala Dadeboyina, MD

Mucosa Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT) Lymphoma of Bladder, an extremely rare presentation of extra nodal lymphoma

Joyson Poulose, Salman Khan, Pushpa Khanal, Ashit Sarker

Sushmita Khadka, MD

An Unusual Cause of Recurrent Neutropenic Fever

Vineela Kasireddy, MD

Pushpa Khanal, MD

Rare Case of Necrotizing Fasciitis caused by Aeromonas Hydrophila in an Immunocompetent Patient

Ashish Regmi, MD,

David Lucero, MD

A Critical Case of Critical Illness Polyneuropathy

Kim Norville, MD, Deepa Kuchelan, MD, Mahin Rehman, DO, Salman Khan, MD, Mohammed Aziz, MD

Tejaswini Maganti, MD

A case of Infective Endocarditis Causing Coronary Embolism and ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Binita Dahal, MD, Michael Sonnier, MD, Michael Bianco, MD, Najeeb Rehman, MD

Shobha Mandal, MD

Atypical Presentation of Myocardial Infraction in a Young Patient with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Ravi Ranjan Pradhan, MD, Mariam Avetisova, MD, Barbara Mols-Kowalczewski, MD

Najma Nawaz, MD

Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis as Rare Presentation of Monoclonal Gammopathy of Renal Significance

Jagmeet Singh, MD

Manisha Raikar, MD

Streptococcal pericarditis causing tamponade


Mahin Rehman, DO

Risk Considerations of Large Papillary Fibroelastomas: A Case of Risk vs. Benefit in an Octogenarian

Abdel Rahman Over, MD, Saurabh Sharma, MD, FACC

Quality Improvement Posters

Mahin Rehman, DO

Improving Awareness of the Opioid Crisis at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital

John Pamula, MD

Nirajan Adhikari, MD

Novel Attempt to Reduce Readmission for Heart Failure

John Pamula, MD

Ahmad Alzoubi, DO

Quality Improvement: Improving Diabetes Bundle Compliance in the Internal Medicine Residency Clinic

Sushmita Khadka, MD, John Pamula, MD

Chandrakala Dadeboyina, MD

Improvement in the perceptions and barriers about goals of care discussion among internal medicine residents

Osama Ismail, MD, John Pamula, MD, Patricia Fogelman, DNP

Aisha Abdul Khaliq, MD

Improving Depression Screening Follow Up- A Quality Improvement Project

Manisha Raikar, MD, John Pamula, MD

Pravash Dhakal, MD

Improving Resident Documentation of Medication Reconciliation at Hospital Admission Utilizing the EMR

Tejaswini Maganti, MD, John Pamula, MD

Kriti Suwal, MD

Improving Health Knowledge in Diabetic Patients in IM Clinic

Amlish Gondal, MD, John Pamula, MD, Victor Kolade, MD

Litty Thomas, MD

Improving Patient Satisfaction in the In-Patient Setting

Pushpa Khanal, MD, John Pamula, MD