Scholastic Activities

House Staff officers are encouraged to do research, and residents can expect adequate support from the faculty.

Jersey City Medical Center sponsors a Resident Research Day annually towards the end of the academic year. This usually takes place in May.

There are two categories:

  1. Clinical Research
  2. Clinical Vignettes

Residents are encouraged to submit their abstracts. Prizes were awarded to the top 3 submissions from Junior Residents and from Senior Residents in each category. Aside from poster presentations, each prize winner gives an oral presentation as well.

Aziz F: Primary non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the bone. J Cancer Res Ther. 2009 Oct-Dec; 5(4): 331

Zhao H, Yang G, Wang D, Yu X, Zhang Y, Zhu J, Ji Y, Zhong B, Zhao W, Yang Z, Aziz F: Concurrent gemcitabine and high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer. Anticancer Drugs. 2010 Apr; 21(4): 447-52.

Li M, Wang D, Zhang J, Lu C, Cheng J, Zhong B, Tucker S, Aziz F: Percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy combined with catheter-directed thrombolysis for lower-extremity deep venous thrombosis. Thromb Res. [Epub ahead of print]

Aziz F, Magda G, Cheema FH: Cardiorespiratory, metabolic, and biomechanical responses during functional electrical stimulation leg exercise: health and fitness benefits. Artif Organs. 2009 Apr; 33(4): 387.

Aziz F: Corticosteroid Resistant Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic purpura: Case report and literature review. Journal of Oncology and Lymphology. Vol 8 No 3 & 4 December 2009.

Aziz F, Doddi S, Kallu S, Penupolu S, Alok A: Myocardial Infarction (MI) presenting as acute limb: an extremely rare presentation of MI. J Thorac Dis 2010; 2: 57-59

Aziz F: Acute Myeloid Leukemia: An Overview. US Chinese Journal of Lymphology and Oncology, Vol 8, No 2, June 2009.

Aziz, F: Radiological Findings in a case of Advance staged Mesothelioma. J Thorac Dis 2009; 1: 46-7.

Aziz F: Role of Craniotomy in Ischemic stroke: A case report.. J Thorac Dis 2009; 1: 40-2.

Aziz F, Khanal R, Butt S, Penupolu S: Aberrant Pathway in an anomaly: Pre-excitation syndrome in association with Coronary sinus aneurysm. Cardiovascular journal of South Africa. (In Print).

Aziz F, Ameen A, Marry A: Coeur en sabot. Cardiovascular journal of South Africa. (In print).

Aziz F, Alok A, Reisner M: A case report of megaloblastic anemia associated with immunohemolytic anemic in an old lady. US Chinese Journal of Lymphology and Oncology, Vol 9, No 1, March 2010

S. Penupolu, F. Aziz, S. Kallu & S. Doddi: Vitamin B12 Deficiency Manifested As Dementia Without Anemia. The Internet Journal of Nutrition and Wellness. 2010 Volume 9 Number 2

Aziz F, Penupolu S, Doddi S, Gurgoriou A, Listeria Peritonitis: A common presentation of an uncommon organism. Rawal medical Journal. (In Print)

Aziz F. Factor V deficiency: A concise view. US Chinese Journal of Lymphology and Oncology. Journal of Oncology and Lymphology. Vol 8 No 3 & 4 December 2009

Aziz F, Penupolu S, Xu X, He J: Lung transplant in end-staged chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients: a concise review. J Thorac Dis 2010; 2: 111-116.

Aziz F, Doddi S, Alok A, Penupolu S, Singh V, Benz M, Abed M: QT dispersion as a predictor for arrhythmias in patients with acute ST elevation myocardial infarction. J Thorac Dis 2010; 2: 86-88.

F. Aziz, S. Doddi & C. Narisety: Vertebral Artery Dissection after Chiropractor Exercise: A Case Report. The Internet Journal of Neurology. 2010 Volume 13 Number 1.

F. Aziz, S. Dutta, R. Khanal, S. Pasula, S. Ghimire, S. Penupolu & S. Reddy: Basal-Bolus Insulin Therapy in the Inpatient Management of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes. The Internet Journal of Endocrinology. 2010 Volume 6 Number 1.

Zhang X, Han B, Huang J, Zheng B, Geng Q, Aziz F, Dong Q. Prognostic Significance of OCT4 Expression in Adenocarcinoma of the Lung. Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2010 May 12.

Where is ANCA? A case of Seronegative Limited Wegener’s disease. Kuhadiya, N, MD, MPH, Samineni S, MD , Rao M, MD, Reisner MD American College of Physicians, National Meeting, Poster Finalist, Toronto, April 2010

Disposal of Fentanyl Patch at a Teaching Hospital. Kuhadiya N, MD, MPH, Kapoor A, MD, Pain N, RN, Reisner M, MD. American Geriatrics Society National Meeting, Poster Presentation, May 2010

Neuroendocrine tumor of Prostrate. Kuhadiya N, MD,MPH, Ghimire S, MD, Surampudi P, MD, Thethi T, MD. A case report. Endocrine Reviews, June 2010, Volume 31, Number 3, Supplement 1.

A case of Grave’s Disease with Concomitant Moyamoya Disease. Surampudi N, MD, Martin-Schild SB, MD, PHD, Ali S, MD, Kuhadiya N, MD, MPH, John Kalrickal J, MD, Thethi T, MD. Endocrine Reviews, June 2010, Volume 31, Number 3, Supplement 1.

Research Day 2010 winners

Listeria Peritonitis… an uncommon presentation of an uncommon organism: Anshu Alok, Sudheer Penupolu, Sujatha Doddi, Fahad Aziz. (clinical Vignette)

Advance Interstial Lung Disease: Presenting as Right heart failure as the First clinical encounter: Sudheer penupolu, Fahad Aziz (clinical Vignette)

QT dispersion as a predictor for arrhythmias in patients with Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Fahad Aziz, Sujatha Doddi, Sudheer penupolu, Saira Pervaiz, Debasmita Mohapatra, Swapna Kallu, Anshu Alok, Michael Benz, MD. (research project)

Correlates and recognition of depression in inpatients of a general hospital in Jersey City, NJ: Sudheer Penupolu, Fahad Aziz, Swapna Kallu, Sujatha Doddi, Debasmita Mohapatra, Saira Pervaiz, Anshu Alok, Pilar Ortiz, Shankar Ghimire, Srinivas Gongireddy. (research Project)

Microalbuminuria and Severity of Coronary Artery Disease in Non-Diabetic Patients: Fahad Aziz, Sudheer penupolu, Saira pervaiz, Debasmita Mohapatra, Sujatha Doddi, Swapna Kallu, Anshu Alok, Michael Benz (research project)

Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting 2010, Research, Innovations, Clinical Vignettes Competition, Washington, DC

A CASE OF FUNGUS BALL IN THE BRAIN
Parul Kaushik, MD, MPH, Carlos Fermin, MD, Shanker Ghimire, MD, Adriana Grigoriu, MD
Semi-Finalist

American College of Physicians Annual Scientific Meeting (2009)

PREDICTORS AND ECONOMIC IMPACT OF PATIENTS DISCHARGED AGAINST MEDICAL ADVICE IN AN URBAN TEACHING MEDICAL CENTER
Matt Chua, MD, Anh Thu T. Tran, MD, Carla Wang-Kocik, MD, Nitesh Kuhadiya, MD, Mario Brizuela, Abdul A. Ameen, MD

CALCIFIC UREMIC ARTERIOLOPATHY: A RARE COMPLICATION OF END STAGE RENAL DISEASE
Austine Mengnjo, MD, Matt Chua, MD, Anh Thu T. Tran, MD, Barry Weiner, MD

TWO RARE INTRACRANIAL COMPLICATIONS OF ACUTE BACTERIAL SINUSITIS CO-EXISTING IN ONE PATIENT
Parul Kaushik MD, MPH, Associate, Haroon Chughtai, MD, Matt Chua, MD, David Flores, MD, Adriana Grigoriu, MD

PNEUMATOSIS INTESTINALIS: A CLINICAL DILEMMA
Hitesh Patni, MD, Matt Chua, MD, Anh Thu T. Tran, MD

BILATERAL URETERAL OBSTRUCTION SECONDARY TO PELVIC ORGARN PROLAPSE
Shikha Sharma, MD, Hany Yousef, MD, Liviu Zaha, MD, Binghua Zhu, MD

Endocrine Society’s 91st Annual Meeting (2009)

CALCIFIC UREMIC ARTERIOLOPATHY: A RARE COMPLICATION OF END STAGE RENAL DISEASE
Austine Mengnjo, MD, Matt Chua, MD, Anh Thu T. Tran, MD, Barry Weiner, MD

A CASE OF PRIMARY SPLENIC LYMPHOMA AND AUTOIMMUNE HYPOTHYRODISM IN A PATIENT WITH HEPATITIS C
Carla Wang-Kocik, MD, Anh T. Tran, MD, Shanker Ghimire, MD, Matt Chua, MD, A. Ottley, MD, R. Mikkilineni, MD

MYASTHENIA GRAVIS AND GRAVE’S DISEASE: AN AUTOIMUNE PHENOMENON
Bertha Mayorquin, MD, Anh T. Tran, MD, Matt Chua, MD, Carla Wang-Kocik, MD

RHABDOMYOLYSIS, ACUTE TUBULAR NECROSIS AND DISORDERS OF CALCIUM AND PHOSPHATE METABOLISM: UNUSUAL COMPLICATIONS OF LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE.
Manginani Sridevi, MD, Austine Mengnjo, MD, Matt Chua, MD, Anh T. Tran, MD, Patni Hitesh, MD, Dimitre Sirakov, MD

2009 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (2009)

BILATERAL URETERAL OBSTRUCTION SECONDARY TO PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE
Liviu Zaha, MD, Shikha Sharma, MD, Hany Yousef, MD, Binghua Zhu, MD

NOCTURNAL PENILE TUMESCENCE IN SENESCENCE. IS THAT RIGHT?
Nitesh Kuhadiya, MD, MPH, Liviu Zaha, MD, Michelle Reisner, MD

9th Southern Hospitalist Conference (2008) Altanta, Georgia

Blue Ribbon

A CASE OF PRIMARY SPLENIC LYMPHOMA AND AUTOIMMUNE HYPOTHYRODISM IN A PATIENT WITH HEPATITIS C
Carla Wang-Kocik, MD, Anh T. Tran, MD, Shanker Ghimire, MD, Matt Chua, MD, A. Ottley, MD, R. Mikkilineni, MD
Winner 2nd prize for clinical vignette

PREDICTORS AND ECONOMIC IMPACT OF PATIENTS DISCHARGED AGAINST MEDICAL ADVICE IN AN URBAN TEACHING MEDICAL CENTER
Matt Chua, MD, Anh Thu T. Tran, MD, Carla Wang-Kocik, MD, Nitesh Kuhadiya, MD, Mario Brizuela, Abdul A. Ameen, MD

MYASTHENIA GRAVIS ASSOCIATED WITH NON-HODGKIN’S LYMPHOMA: COULD IT BE A PARANEOPLASTIC SYNDROME?
Valentin Marian, M.D., Carla Wang-kocik, M.D, Anh Thu T. Tran, M.D., Matt Chua, M.D., Timothy Brannan, M.D., H. Upadhyaya, M.D., R. Mikkilineni, M.D.

LEFT VENTRICULAR NON-COMPACTION ASSOCIATED WITH POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Anh T Tran, MD, Matt Chua, MD, Carla Wang-Kocik, MD, Shikha Sharma, MD, Rao Mikkilineni, MD, Abdul Ameen, MD

EPTIFIBATIDE INDUCED ACUTE THROMBOCYTOPENIA: A CHALLENGING DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT IN A PATIENT GIVEN BOTH HEPARIN AND EPTIFIBATIDE
Housam Haddad MD, Raashan C. Williams,MD, Anh T Tran MD, Matt Chua, MD, Agaron Elezi,MD, Dimitre Sirakov,MD, Pasula, Smitha,MD

PROTEIN–LOSING ENTEROPATHY IN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE ASSOCIATED WITH A POSITIVE CANCER ANTIGEN
Anh T. Tran, M.D.*, Matt Chua, M.D.*, T. Agbata, M.D.*, S. Akbar, M.D.**, O. Ogbata, M.D.**, C. Mainardi, M.D.**, and R. Lahita, M.D., PhD**

ISOLATED RENAL ASPERGILLOMA IN AIDS: A CASE REPORT
Carlos Martinez, MD, Associate, Matt Chua, MD, Anh Tran, MD, Navneet Lather, MD

ANTI-GLOMERULAR BASEMENT MEMBRANE GLOMERULONEPHRITIS: EARLY DIAGNOSIS IS CRITICAL
Austine Mengnjo, MD, Matt Chua, MD, Valentin Marian, MD, Anh Tran, MD, Barry Weiner, MD

CALCIFIC UREMIC ARTERIOLOPATHY: A RARE COMPLICATION OF END STAGE RENAL DISEASE
Austine Mengnjo, MD, Matt Chua, MD, Anh Thu T. Tran, MD, Barry Weiner, MD

RHABDOMYOLYSIS, ACUTE TUBULAR NECROSIS AND DISORDERS OF CALCIUM AND PHOSPHATE METABOLISM: UNUSUAL COMPLICATIONS OF LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE
Manginani Sridevi, M.D, Austine Mengnjo, M.D, Matt Chua, M.D, Anh Tran, MD, Patni Hitesh, M.D, Dimitre Sirakov, MD

PANCREATIC MASS – UNUSUAL PRESENTATION OF LYMPHOMA
Matt Chua, MD, Associate, Anh Tran, MD, Siddiqui Durdana, MD, Carla Wang-kocik,MD, Austine Mengnjo,MD, Navneet Lather, MD, Paul Weissman, MD

SEVERE ADAMTS 13 DEFICIENCY MAY INCREASE THE RISK FOR RELAPSING THROMBOTIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA
Carla Wang-Kocik, MD, Matt Chua MD, Anh Tran, MD, Austine Mengnjo, MD

VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA ON PRESENTATION OF THYROID STORM
Shikha Sharma, MD, Auroa Badin, MD, Matt Chua, MD, Elamir Mazhar, MD, Benjamin Hanallah, MD, Abdul Ameen, MD

CATECHOLAMINE-INDUCED TAKOTSUBO CARDIOMYOPATHY MIMICS ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME
Shikha Sharma, MD, Auroa Badin, MD, Mohammed Javed, MD, Abdul Ameen, MD

9th Annual New Cardiovascular Horizons, New Orleans

ELECTRO-HEMODYNAMIC DISSOCIATION: A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL FOR EBSTEIN ANOMALY
Matt Chua, MD, Carla Wang-kocik, MD, Abdul Ameen, MD

HYPERNATREMIA IN HYPERVOLEMIC CRITICALLY ILL PATIENT CORRECTED BY INDUCING AGGRESSIVE NATRIURESIS AND NEGATIVE FREE WATER CLEARANCE
Shikha Sharma,MD, Auroa Badin, MD, Jyoti Matta,MD, Abdul Ameen, MD

LEFT VENTRICULAR NON-COMPACTION ASSOCIATED WITH POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Anh T Tran, MD, Matt Chua, MD, Carla Wang-Kocik, MD, Shikha Sharma, MD, Rao Mikkilineni, MD, Abdul Ameen, MD

VENOPLASTY FACILITATED INTRA CARDIAC DEVICE IMPLANTATION IN COMPLETE CENTRAL VENOUS OBSTRUCTION
Shikha Sharma, MD, Anh Tran, MD, Auroa Badin, MD, Rao Mikkilineni, MD, Jyoti Matta, MD, Mohammed Javed, MD, Abdul Ameen, MD

MECHANICAL AORTIC VALVE WITHOUT ANTICOAGULATION FOR 23 YEARS
Shikha Sharma, MD, Anh Tran, MD, Auroa Badin, MD, Ahmed Seman, MD, Chalapathy Narisety, MD, Abdul Ameen, MD

CATHECHOLAMINE TOXICITY LEADING TO TRANSIENT LEFT VENTRICULAR APICAL BALLOONING
Shikha Sharma, MD, Auroa Badin, MD, Mohammed Javed, MD, Abdul Ameen, MD

Society of General Internal Medicine, Mountain West Regional Meeting 2008

RECURRENT ANGINAL PAIN IN A YOUNG PATIENT: IS THERE SLOW FLOW IN CORONARIES?
Shikha Sharma, MD, Dimitre Sirakov, MD, Matt Chua, MD, Michelle Reisner, MD, Abdul Ameen, MD

Society of General Internal Medicine, Southern Regional Meeting 2008

MULTIPLE INAPPROPRIATE IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER-DEFIBRILLATOR DISCHARGES DUE TO IMPENDING LEAD MALFUNCTION
Shikha Sharma, MD, Adrian Padilla, MD, Liviu Zaha, MD, Carlos Fermin, MD, Orjeta Kocia, MD, Elamir Mazhar, MD, Benjamin Hanallah, Abdul Ameen, MD

Annual Meeting American College of Chest Physician 2008

CATHECHOLAMINE TOXICITY LEADING TO TRANSIENT LEFT VENTRICULAR APICAL BALLOONING
Shikha Sharma, MD, Auroa Badin, MD, Mohammed Javed, MD, Abdul Ameen, MD

Mount Sinai School of Medicine Educational Research Day 2008

COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM
Carla Wang-Kocik, MD; Bertha Mayorquin, MD; Matt Chua, MD; Anh Tran, MD

A DAY WITH THE RESIDENTS WILL CHANGE YOUR FUTURE
Anh Tran, MD; Matt Chua, MD; Bertha Mayorquin, MD; Carla Wang-Kocik, MD
Austine Mengnjo, MD; Parul Kaushik, MD; Domenick Rotoli, OMS III

Publications

Shikha Sharma, Chalapthy Narisetty, Abdul Ameen: Mechanical Aortic Valve without Anticoagulation for 23-Years (Accepted Interactive Eur J Cardiothoracic Surg).

Shikha Sharma, Mohammed Javed, Abdul Ameen: Catecholamine Toxicity leading to Transient Left Ventricular Apical Ballooning. Chest 2008; 134: 88001S.

Shikha Sharma, Manak Sethi, Mohammed Javed, Abdul Ameen: Transient Perfusion Defects in Patients with Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. Chest 2008; 134:86004S.